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BUS211 Foundations Of Business

Week 1 Assignment  

Business Models, Systems and Organization

Includes Paper #1Word Count: 616 words!

Includes Paper #2 Word Count: 1,021 words!

Includes Paper #3 Word Count: 315 words!

Consider a local business whose services you frequently use. What are

the main components of this compan's business model?

Write a 400- to 500-word response in which you do the following:

Describe the three components of the business system that comprises the local business you selected. Use Figure 1.2 on p. 11 of Introduction to Business as a reference.

Identify the form of business organization that the business currently uses: joint-stock company, limited liability, partnership, or sole proprietorship.

Explain the differences between your business's form of organization and the other three forms.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

 

BUS211 Foundations Of Business

Week 2 Assignment  

Evolution of Business Presentation

Resource: Your Week 2 collaborative discussion and the Ch. 2 of Introduction to Business

Research the evolution of business with your assigned team members.

Locate information on the following points:

Feudalism

Mercantilism

Capitalism

Commerce

Property rights

The Industrial Revolution

Individually, create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation describing the evolution of business.

Provide examples and appropriate visuals to illustrate each phase of business.

Include detailed speaker notes, a title slide, and an APA-formatted reference slide.

 

BUS211 Foundations Of Business

Week 2 Assignment

Profits and Supply and Demand

Consider a fictional business you would be interested in starting. You will be using this same business in other weekly assignments throughout the course.

You are seeking financing for your business, and a potential investor has asked you to provide more information.

Write a 400- to 500-word response to your potential investor in which you do the following:

Describe the products or services your business will offer and the resources–materials, supplies, building, and so on–that you will need for your startup.

Examine the differences between profit and profitability and how you plan to use your profits to increase your business profitability.

Describe how you expect your business may be affected by the laws of supply and demand.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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BUS211 Foundations Of Business

Week 3 Assignment  

SWOT Analysis & Appendix B

Complete the following with your learning team members.

Research different examples of business plans found on the Internet.

Choose one of them to use for this assignment.

Review the example of a SWOT analysis on p. 97 of the text.

Conduct a SWOT analysis of the sample business plan you selected with your team members. Use Appendix B as the template for your SWOT Analysis.

Individually, write a 700- to 1,050-word paper examining the business plan you selected. Include a SWOT analysis highlighting the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company you chose.

Post Appendix B and your paper as an attachment.

 

BUS211 Foundations Of Business

Week 3 Assignment  

Code of Ethics, Roles and Behaviors

Resource: Ch. 3 & 5 of Introduction to Business Consider the fictional company you started in Week 2. What will be the roles of the entrepreneurs, managers, and employees of your company? What will be the ethical code of your company?

Write a 500- to 700-word paper in which you do the following:

Describe the roles of the entrepreneurs, managers, and employees of your company.  Describe its ethical code of conduct, including the rules and principles your company will use in its decision making.

Provide a brief explanation of why you selected each rule and principle. How will your ethical code of conduct affect your business?

Examine any laws that may be relevant to the chosen rules and principles of your business. How do these laws differ from the business ethics you have established?

Explain the behaviors you would like to cultivate in your company.

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

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Learning Object Prompt:

Consider the different types of communication described on p. 194 of the text. What types of communication would be most effective in persuading groups in an organization, including trainers, employees, programmers, and managers? Why?

Learning Object Prompt:

There are many ways a company can motivate its employees. Consider the different types of pay and benefits.   What type of incentive do you think is most effective for creating a motivating work environment? Why?

 

 

 

BUS211 Foundations Of Business

Week 4 Assignment  

Motivation and Team Case Study

Includes 4 Options for your new imaginary company.

Paper #1: Motivation & Team Case Study / Word Count: 561

Paper #2: Motivation & Team Case Study / Word Count: 608

Paper #3: Motivation & Team Case Study / Word Count: 422

Paper #4: Motivation & Team Case Study / Word Count: 396

All 4 papers provide different perspectives on the case studies.

Read the two case studies on pp. 233-236 of the text.

Discuss the following with your Learning team:

What motivation theories may be found in each case study?

Describe the theories found in each case study and cite specific examples.

What was each business owner's approach to creating high-performing teams within their company? What are common characteristics of high-performing groups and teams?

Summarize your discussion in a 200- to 300-word individual response.

Format your summary consistent with APA guidelines.

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BUS211 Foundations Of Business

Week 4 Assignment  

Persuasive Communication and the

Job Fair Brochure

Includes 2 Options for Brochure: Both created in Microsoft Word for easy editing.  See Below for examples.

You have decided it is time to hire additional employees and would like to have a job fair. It is your responsibility to persuade the organization that the job fair will be beneficial.

Answer the following in a 200- to 300-word response:

• What types of communication would be most effective in persuading the groups in

    your organization–including trainers, employees, programmers, and managers–that

    the job fair will be beneficial?

• Describe these communication types and explain why they would be effective.

• Now that you have decided on the most effective method of communicating to your

    organization, you have set up a booth at the local job fair to generate interest in your

    new company and search for prospective employees.

• Create a 1-page brochure describing your company's structure, business model, and

    culture. Describe how organizational culture has influenced your business.

Post your persuasive communication response and brochure as an attachment.

Learning Object Prompt

Imagine you work in the human resources (HR) department of a medium-sized company. Your manager has asked you to brainstorm ways to improve one of the five areas of human resource management in your company. Assuming that all five areas are currently functioning at an equal level, what type of improvement would you implement in your assigned area? What effect do you think the improvement will have on your business?

 

BUS211 Foundations Of Business

Week 5 Assignment  

Business Portfolio Presentation and Paper

Review the assignments you completed throughout the course.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper describing the fictional business you created.

Include information on the following topics:

Business organization

Potential legal or ethical issues

Business culture

Types of motivation

Technology

The operations of the five areas of human resource management in your fictional company

The effects and costs of operations and materials management on your fictional company

Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft PowerPoint presentation supporting the information included in your final paper. You may use text, charts, tables, and visuals to detail the different areas of business found within your company.

Include detailed speaker notes, a title slide, and an APA-formatted reference slide.

BUS211 Foundations Of Business

Week 5 Assignment  

IT Applications – Appendix C

Hardware and Software Components

Resource: Your Week 5 collaborative learning team discussion and Ch. 9 of Introduction to Business.

Discuss with your assigned team members the following IT applications, hardware, and software components and how they affect your everyday life at home and at work.

• Transaction processing systems

• Knowledge management systems

• Expert system and artificial intelligence

• Enterprise resource planning systems

• E-commerce systems

• Legacy systems

• Mainframe computers

• Microprocessors

• PCs

• Network computers

• World Wide Web and the Internet

• Wired and wireless broadband technology

• PC software

• Networking software

• Computer security software

Individually complete the table in Appendix C by describing the uses of the IT applications and hardware and listed software components

Post Appendix C as an attachment.

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