Foundations Of Business Course Outline

This course, designed to provide a fundamental understanding of business management, will cover managing, marketing, financing and communicating within a business environment. Skills taught will include communication, problem solving and decision-making, economics, ethics, financials, and basic marketing principles. Students will experience applications supporting the Florida Math Standards. Foundations of Business Elective Course Assignments are individual and project based and will provide a solid foundation for future coursework.

1- Introduction

  • Introduction

  • Course Description

  • Course Links

  • MLA Formatting Word 2007

  • MLA Documentation Updates

  • MLA Citation

  • MLA Incorporating Sources

2- Business Operations

  • Business Operations

  • Transformation

  • Production Management

  • Business in Our Economy

  • Resources

  • Goods and Services

  • Economic Choice

  • Supply and Demand

  • Organizational Structure

  • Line-And-Staff Structure

  • Centralization

  • Decentralization

  • Departmentalization

  • Management: Historical

3- Project 1 – Supply & Demand

  • Instructions

  • Essay: Project 1 – Supply & Demand

4- Business Organization

  • Scientific Management

  • Behavioral Management

  • Definition of Management

  • Planning

  • Organizing

  • Management Skills

  • Human and Computer

  • Management Thought

  • Contemporary Thought

  • Authority and Responsibility

  • Authority

  • Delegation

  • Management/Leadership Styles

  • Leadership Traits

  • Contingency Theory

  • Theory X and Theory Y

  • Managerial Grid

  • Transformational Leadership

  • Japanese Management Methods

5- Project 2 – Management

  • Management Skills

  • Assignment: Project 2 – Management

6- Marketing Goods and Services

  • Goods and Services

  • Supply and Demand

  • Equilibrium

  • Nonprice Determinants of Demand

  • Marketing and Business

  • Market Segmentation

  • Marketing Mix

  • Product

  • Pricing

  • Promotion

  • Place

  • Marketing Concept

  • Marketing Concept Definition

  • Social Responsibility

  • Code of Ethics

  • Social Responsibility

  • Social Responsiveness

  • International Trade

  • Political Environment

  • Cultural Environment

  • World Trade Organization

7- Project 3 – Market Process

  • Project 3 – Market Process

  • Assignment: Project – Market Process

8- Advertising

  • Advertising

  • Cooperative Advertising

  • Persuasive Advertising

  • Advertising Objectives

  • Advertising Budget

  • Selecting the Right Advertising

  • Advertising Evaluation

9- Project 4 – Advertising

  • Project 4 Instructions

  • Process

  • Assignment: Project 4 – Advertising

10- Consumers in the Economy

  • Consumer Behavior

  • Consumer Processing

  • Attitude Formation

  • External Factors

  • Cultural and Sub-Cultural

  • Decision Making Process

  • Consumer Rights

  • Consumer Product Safety Act

11- Project 5 – Consumer Behavior

  • Instructions

  • Assignment: Project 5 – Consumer Bahavior

12- Accounting & Financial Institutions

  • Deposit Taking

  • Investment and Risk Management

  • Historical Development

  • Legal and Regulatory Structure

  • Early American Finance

  • Finance in the 1800s

  • Role of Banks through 1920s

  • Securities and Exchange

  • Impact of Technology

  • Accounting

  • Professional Organizations

  • Securities Act of 1933

  • Changing Workforce

  • Accounting Cycle

  • Computerized Accounting System

  • Accounting Information Systems

  • AIS

  • Design

  • Implementation

  • Attestation

13- Money & Financial Institutions

  • Money

  • Functions of Money

  • Money Supply

  • The Fed

  • Decisions

  • Credit Cards

  • Debit Cards

  • Travel Cards

  • Personal Financial Planning

  • Financial Risk

  • Computers & Technology

  • Assignment: Financial Institutions Project

14- Stocks and Bonds

  • Stocks

  • Types of Stock

  • Preferred Stock

  • Advantages / Disadvantages

  • Bonds

  • Coupon

  • Government Bonds

  • Investing in Bonds

  • Market Risk

  • Capital Market

  • IPO

  • Venture Capital

  • Rose of SEC

  • Role of Federal Reserve

  • Markets Outside U.S.

  • Assignment: Show me the Money

15- Entrepreneurship

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Business Plan

  • Marketing Plan

  • Management Plan

  • Successful Entrepreneurs

  • Factors of Production

  • Labor

  • Capital

  • Franchising

  • Advantages and Disadvantages

  • Franchising Considerations

  • The Franchising Sector

  • Global Franchising

  • Cottage Industries

  • Home Employment Benefits

  • Resources

  • Assignment: Franchising Project

16- Human Resource Management

  • HR Management

  • Staffing

  • Compensation

  • Employee and Labor Relations

  • Human Resource Research

  • Employee Benefits

  • Expanded Benefits

  • Perks

  • Determinants of Compensation

  • Factors to Consider

  • Incentive Plans

  • Performance Based

  • EEO

  • Equal Pay Act

17- Information Processing

  • Historical Perspective

  • Herman Hollerith

  • ENIAC I

  • Fourth Generation

  • Cut/Copy/Paste

  • Linking Programs

  • Embedding Objects

  • Computer Hardware

  • Computer Software

  • Decision Support Systems

  • Computer Networks

18- Final Exam

  • Quiz: Final

19- Course Survey

  • Course Survey

  • Handout: Course Survey

  • Assignment: Course Survey