BU-201 : Business Organization and Management

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: BU-201 Business Organization and Management

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours

Credits: 3

Course Description in college catalog:

Structure and character of modern business; business and its relationship to other social organizations; how businesses are organized and managed; human factors in business and industry; management and the decision-making process; planning, organizing, programming, and controlling processes; production, financing, and marketing considerations in operation of business enterprises

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Accounting

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.A.S. Computer Information Systems

A.A.S. Management

A.S. Business Administration

A.S. Gallery and Museum Studies

Certificate Program – Office Administration Assistant 

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

Upon completing the Business Organization and Management course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe the nature and functions of U.S. business organizations in our socioeconomic system and impact of globalization.

  2. Recognize ethical issues and formulate ethical and socially responsible responses.

  3. Differentiate the forms of business ownership and recognize the importance of entrepreneurs and small business to the economy.

  4. Explain the management process (planning, organizing, directing, and controlling).

  5. Compare different organizational structures.

  6. Distinguish among the functions of human resource management and compare various theories of employee motivation.

  7. Identify Marketing Strategy and Digital Marketing/ Social Media

  8. Identify the role of financial markets in funding business and distinguish between debt and equity financing.

Program-specific outcomes

  1. Use foundational business principles to evaluate and solve problems for business management.

  2. Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

  1. Participation              

  2. Case Studies

  3. Exams

  4. Homework

  5. Project

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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