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BUSN 115 INTRO TO BUSINESS ENTIRE COURSE

Week 1 Assignment

Prepare a two-to three-page paper in APA style, sixth edition format, that describes, explains, addresses, and answers the following questions or statements.  Which economic system is best suited for handling a crises of epic proportions (hurricane, flood, blizzard….

Week 2 Assignment

Prepare a two-to three-page paper in APA style, sixth edition format, that describes, explains, addresses, and answers the following statements.  What cultural factors must U.S. sports franchises overcome to increase popularity abroad? Why? (9 points) How can franchises ensure their products are appropriate for international markets? (9 points) Should governments protect their industries by….

Week 2 Quiz

(TCO 1) A partnership in which two more companies (sometimes from different countries) join to undertake a major project is called

(TCO 3) A global strategy in which a licensor allows a licensee to produce its product in exchange for a royalty is

(TCO 3) The value of one nation’s currency relative to the currencies of other countries is known as

Week 3 Assignment

Weekly Research Paper (85 points total). Prepare a two-to three-page paper in APA style, sixth edition format, that describes, explains, addresses, and answers the following.  The United States has several laws that are intended to further fair, balanced, and competitive business practices…

Week 3 Quiz

TCO 2) What is a document that protects a creator’s rights to materials such as books, articles, photos, paintings, and cartoons?

(TCO 2) Legal procedures initiated by a debtor who are unable to meet their financial obligations is called

(TCO 2) The dimension of social responsibility that includes charitable donations is

Week 4 Midterm Exam

Question 1.1. (TCO 1) The amount of money a business takes in during a given time period by selling goods and/or selling services. (Points : 5)

Question 2.2. (TCO 1) That part of economics that studies the operations of a nation’s economy as a whole. (Points : 5)

Question 3.3. (TCO 1) That part of economics that studies the behavior of people and organizations in particular markets. (Points : 5)

Question 4.4. (TCO 2) An unethical activity in which insiders use private company information to further their own fortunes or those of their family and friends. (Points : 5)

Question 5.5. (TCO 3) A complete ban on the import or export of a certain product; or the stopping of all trade with a country. (Points : 5)

Question 6.6. (TCO 3) An unfavorable balance of trade occurs when the value of a country’s imports exceeds that of its exports. (Points : 5)

Question 7.7. (TCO 4) Investors who provide money to finance new businesses or turnarounds in exchange for a portion of ownership, with the objective of reselling the business at a proft.(Points : 5)

(TCO 1) Describe and explain capitalism and how it functions in a free market economy. (Points : 30)

(TCO 2) Describe and explain corporate responsibility using an ethical perspective. Your stakeholder group for your answer is parents of high school students. Your company designs, produces, and sells video game apps for the mobile market. A concern has been raised in the community where your company is located about the violence portrayed in your mobile video game apps. What do you say to the parents? Why? (Points : 30)

(TCO 3) Describe and explain the fundamentals of the international market. Why do nations trade and how trade measured. (Points : 30)

(TCO 4) Outline the three ways an entreprenuer can start the business discussing the advantages and disadvantages of the three. (Points : 25)

Week 5 Assignment

Weekly Research Paper (85 points total). Prepare a two-to three-page paper in APA style that describes, explains, addresses, and answers the following.  Many people shy away from careers in selling, often because they think they are not outgoing enough or because…

Week 5 Quiz

(TCO 5) A whole set of marketing intermediaries that join together to transport and store goods in their path from producers to consumers is

(TCO 9) Promotional methodology in which heavy advertising and sales promotion efforts are directed toward consumers so that they will request the products from retailers is called

(TCO 8) Describes a type of distribution system

Week 6 Assignment

Prepare a two-to three-page paper in APA style, sixth edition format, that describes, explains, addresses, and answers the following questions or statements.  Review the information in the lecture that presents mining group gold as a method for facilitating….

Week 6 Quiz

(TCO 6) A brief articulation of the principles that guide a company’s decisions and behave (Points : 5)

(TCO 6) Herzberg’s motivating factors includes _____. (Select the one best answer.) (Points : 5)

(TCO 7) Multidimensional networks of suppliers and outsourcing partners is called _____. (Points : 5)

Week 8 Final Exam

Question 1.1. (TCO 7) Some of the characteristics of lean systems include which of the following? (Points : 5)

Question 2.2. (TCO 7) Mass customization means (Points : 5)

Question 3.3. (TCO 8) One scarce item in the future will be water. Which is the least expensive way to get water from places of abundance to places of need? (Points : 5)

Question 4.4. (TCO 8) If there is one thing that advertisers agree upon, it is the growing importance of social media in product promotion. Given this information, (Points : 5)

Question 5.5. (TCO 1) You own a hardware store in the small town where you live. A big-box, multiline competitor has just opened. You see the following as your advantages of maintaining your market share and continued sales revenue. (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 6.6. TCO 1) You are fairly good at various and sundry home repairs. You aren’t very good at electrical things or anything having to do with plumbing. But you’re great with painting, patching, and general maintenance on a home. You’re contemplating starting a home repair business in your town. What are some issues that you can influence and should be concerned with in launching a new small-business start-up? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 7.7. (TCO 1) A technique that combines all the promotional tools into one comprehensive, unified promotional strategy includes which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 8.8. (TCO 2) A conscious plan that represents and encourages a unique set of values includes which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 9.9. (TCO 2) The Uniform Commercial Code includes which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 10.10. (TCO 2) Some regulation of business seems necessary to ensure fair and honest dealings with the public. The impact of this statement can best be explained by which of the following? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 11.11. (TCO 3) Strategies for reaching global markets include which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 12.12. (TCO 3) Nations rely on a number of key indicators to measure global trade. These include which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 13.13. (TCO 3) In 1948, a global forum was created whose purpose it was to reduce trade restrictions on goods, services, ideas, and cultural programs. The results of the efforts of this organization include which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 14.14. (TCO 4) The disadvantages of sole proprietorships are which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 15.15. (TCO 4) A limited liability company has which of the following advantages? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 1.1. (TCO 5) In this digital age, setting up shop online is vital for most retail businesses. But having only an online presence that customers can access at home isn’t enough anymore. Now consumers have an array of smartphones and digital tablets that can get them online from anywhere. For social networks and retailers alike, the mobile market has already enjoyed tremendous growth. Given this information as a sales manager for Always Better Car Sales (ABCS), your concerns include which of the following? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 2.2. (TCO 4) To look at problems and/or passions and see opportunities in them, which of the following questions should be asked? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 3.3. (TCO 5) Electronic wireless technology continues its move toward ubiquity. Such media inculcates which of the following? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 4.4. (TCO 5) You are an independent Internet marketing consultant. You have an excellent track record of assisting small- to medium-sized companies fully realize their marketing potential through an improved and enhanced presence on the Web. Mr. Top Hatt, the owner of a small pet-grooming salon (Hatt’s Cat Grooming Emporium), specializes in the care and grooming of cats and only cats and has just called you. Mr. Hatt has heard of the Internet but doesn’t know much else. He would like for his cat grooming business to grow by using the Internet but doesn’t know what to do. Your recommendations include which of the following? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 5.5. (TCO 6) Which does a mission statement address? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 6.6. (TCO 6) Imagine a world that is populated by 9 billion people. In order to maintain our current quality of life, such a world would require 2.3 planets’ worth of resources. In order to sustain the U.S. way of life, businesses and the government must plan for 30% more people living across the globe. Most of those people will be in developing countries, and the demand will be great for energy, food, and healthcare. Your concern is that you and your production team have been asked by your leadership to create a scorecard to measure your firm’s efforts in sustainability. Your team’s scorecard should necessarily include which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 7.7. (TCO 6) Mining Group Gold is a team process that includes a method for processing and analyzing which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 8.8. (TCO 7) A cellular or modular layout can accommodate changes in design or customer demand. This includes which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 9.9. (TCO 8) The marketing manager is responsible for choosing how to implement which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 10.10. (TCO 9) Technology can provide significant increases in productivity and efficiency. However, less than stable technology-based systems can significantly impact businesses at the most inopportune times. Issues that are inadvertently and unexpectedly created in such instances include which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 11.11. (TCO 9) Collaboration software allows multiple users to work on the same document at the same time. It also facilitates videoconferencing so that participants can see and hear each other regardless of where they are. The advantage of using such software is which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 12.12. (TCO 9) Web 3.0 can be characterized by which of the following statements? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 13.13. (TCO 10) The role of information technology has changed since the days when it was known as data processing. You have been hired as the new manager of the IT department for Megalopolis Corporation. Megalopolis Corporation manufactures and sells barbecue grills to the middle-upper end of the market. Demand continues to be strong for all products. However, providing service (both warranty and nonwarranty) continues to be a challenge. In essence, having the right parts at the right place at the right time is not an easy task. Given this information, your set of “must-do-first” priorities includes which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 14.14. (TCO 10) An accounting system includes which? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 15.15. (TCO 10) Which of the following financial management functions are a part of financial planning? (Select all that apply.) (Points : 5)

Question 1.1. (TCO 1) The latest economic news is not very positive. Unemployment rates are higher than expected, consumer confidence has fallen, and companies are reporting layoffs are in order. The Federal Reserve chairman acknowledges the economy is in a recession. What actions might the federal government and the Federal Reserve take to give the economy a boost? What are these policies called? (Points : 10)

Question 2.2. (TCO 2) Identify and discuss the social responsibilities of Home Depot to three different stakeholder groups. (Points : 15)

Question 3.3. (TCO 3) Discuss the positive aspects of globalization, and contrast these with the negative aspects of globalization from the perspective of a small business. Be sure to address the pros and cons of outsourcing in your response. (Points : 15)

Question 4.4. (TCO 4) Identify and explain the incentives for entrepreneurship. Address why someone would willingly take the numerous risks associated with running a business. Also, discuss the major attributes necessary for a successful entrepreneur. (Points : 15)

Question 5.5. (TCO 5) Aside from retail sales and marketing, identify and discuss two ways that a business could reduce costs or increase profits by using the Internet or web applications.(Points : 15)

Question 6.6. (TCO 8) Identify the four Ps of marketing, and give an example how each of the four Ps can be used to market your favorite product or service. (Points : 15)

Question 7.7. (TCO 7) Given the following companies—Boeing (airliner manufacturer) and Dell Computer (computer manufacturer)—which facility layout would be the most suitable for each? Justify your response. How would each company determine the location of its facilities? List the specific needs and requirements of each company when determining location. (Points : 15)

Week 1 Discussions 1 In What Manner is Wal-Mart Influencing America?  54 Pages

Perform an Internet search on, “Is Wal-Mart Good for America?” Read the introduction and the interviews sections of the PBS special. You can also visit Wal-Mart’s website via the course Webliography. Then let’s discuss in what manner Wal-Mart is influencing America…

Week 1 Discussions 1 Can Social Entrepreneurship Succeed?  47 Pages

It is generally understood that social entrepreneurs are people with creative and innovative solutions for society’s problems. They are possessed by their ideas and are committed to changing society for the better. Perform an Internet search to read more about social entrepreneurs at the Skoll…

Week 2 Discussions 1 International Trade or Stay Close to Home?  50 Pages

Most of the world’s population lives outside the United States. However, many U.S. companies, especially small businesses, still do not engage in international trade. Why do you think this is the case? If you were a small business owner, would you want to engage in international…

Week 2 Discussions 2 Industrialized Versus Developing  43 Pages

The United States is considered to be an industrialized nation because we have such a high standard of living. Countries with lower standards of living are considered to be emerging or developing nations. What factors prevent developing countries from becoming…

Week 3 Discussions 1 Socially Responsible?  35 Pages

Will there ever be a single set of international rules governing multinational companies? Why? Why not? In what way are United States businesses demanding socially responsible behavior from their international suppliers? Why is this…

Week 3 Discussions 2 Is it a Matter of Ethics?  33 Pages

An acquaintance of yours in your class has just asked you if he or she could copy a paper you wrote for another instructor last semester. Chances seem good that last semester’s instructor and your current course instructor don’t talk with one another much. Given that, what are…

Week 4 Discussions 1 Ethical Considerations  32 Pages

You’re thinking about starting your own chain of upscale, drive-through espresso stands. You have several ideal sites in mind, and you’ve analyzed the industry and all the important statistics. You have financial backing, and you really understand the coffee…

Week 4 Discussions 2 A Small Business and Social Media  53 Pages

You are the owner of a small business that provides repair services to various brands of vacuum cleaner units. Your store is independent in that you aren’t affiliated with a particular brand of vacuum cleaner. Based on your education and your newly earned undergraduate degree…

Week 5 Discussions 1 Communication: In a Promotional Way  30 Pages

What kinds of problems can emerge if a firm doesn’t communicate with environmentalists, the news media, and the local community? Why? Do you know of any firms that aren’t responsive…

Week 5 Discussions 2 Blogs, Podcasts, and Social Media  35 Pages

How have blogging, podcasting, and social media affected other media you use, like news sites, newspapers (either printed or online versions of the printed papers), or television? Do you think blogging is an influential word-of-mouth promotional tool? Why? Why not? Do…

Week 6 Discussions 1 What? Me!? A Manager?  53 Pages

A number of learners in our business programs aspire to a management position within their organizations. In some cases, the aspiration includes that of a senior leadership position within the organization. Maybe you have contemplated such ideas. Maybe you should contemplate…

Week 6 Discussions 2 Workers and Robots: Fair and Equitable?  38 Pages

It seems that robots and other machines are replacing workers in a manufacturing facility. On one hand, this allows companies to compete with relatively inexpensive labor from other countries. On the other hand, automation eliminates many jobs. With your course…

Week 7 Discussions 1 Effects of Information Technology on Management  50 Pages

Evaluate and discuss the human resource, security, privacy, and stability issues affected by information technology. The increase of information technology has affected management greatly. The best guess is that it will probably continue to do so. Given that, discuss…

Week 7 Discussions 2 Financial Controls  33 Pages

The company you co-founded last year is growing rapidly and has strong prospects for an IPO in the next year or two. The additional capital that an IPO could raise would let you hire the brightest people in the industry and continue to innovate with new product research.

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