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  • INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS COURSE


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  • Understanding Economic Systems and Business


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      • Making Ethical Decisions and Managing a Socially Responsible Business


        2.1. Understanding Business Ethics
        2.2. How Organizations Influence Ethical Conduct
        2.3. Managing a Socially Responsible Business
        2.4. Responsibilities to Stakeholders
        2.5. Trends in Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

        Final Assessment


        • Competing in the Global Marketplace


          3.1. Global Trade in the United States
          3.2. Why Nations Trade
          3.3. Barriers to Trade
          3.4. Fostering Global Trade
          3.5. International Economic Communities
          3.6. Participating in the Global Marketplace
          3.7. Threats and Opportunities in the Global Marketplace
          3.8. The Impact of Multinational Corporations
          3.9. Trends in Global Competition
          Final Assessment


          • Forms of Business Ownership


            4.1. Going It Alone: Sole Proprietorships
            4.2. Partnerships: Sharing the Load
            4.3. Corporations: Limiting Your Liability
            4.4. Specialized Forms of Business Organization
            4.5. Franchising: A Popular Trend
            4.6. Mergers and Acquisitions
            4.7. Trends in Business Ownership
            Final Assessment


            • Entrepreneurship: Starting and Managing Your Own Business


              5.1. Entrepreneurship Today
              5.2. Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs
              5.3. Small Business: Driving America's Growth
              5.4. Ready, Set, Start Your Own Business
              5.5. Managing a Small Business
              5.6. Small Business, Large Impact
              5.7. The Small Business Administration
              5.8. Trends in Entrepreneurship and Small-Business Ownership
              Final Assessment


              • Management and Leadership in Today's Organizations


                6.1. The Role of Management
                6.2. Planning
                6.3. Organizing
                6.4. Leading, Guiding, and Motivating Others
                6.5. Controlling
                6.6. Managerial Roles
                6.7. Managerial Skills
                6.8. Trends in Management and Leadership
                Final Assessment


                • Designing Organizational Structures


                  7.1. Building Organizational Structures
                  7.2. Contemporary Structures
                  7.3. Using Teams to Enhance Motivation and Performance
                  7.4. Authority—Establishing Organizational Relationships
                  7.5. Degree of Centralization
                  7.6. Organizational Design Considerations
                  7.7. The Informal Organization
                  7.8. Trends in Organizational Structure
                  Final Assessment

                  • Managing Human Resources and Labor Relations


                    8.1. Achieving High Performance through Human Resources Management
                    8.2. Employee Recruitment
                    8.3. Employee Selection
                    8.4. Employee Training and Development
                    8.5. Performance Planning and Evaluation
                    8.6. Employee Compensation and Benefits
                    8.7. The Labor Relations Process
                    8.8. Managing Grievances and Conflicts
                    8.9. Legal Environment of Human Resources and Labor Relations
                    8.10. Trends in Human Resource Management and Labor Relations
                    Final Assessment

                    • Motivating Employees


                      9.1. Early Theories of Motivation
                      9.2. The Hawthorne Studies
                      9.3. Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
                      9.4. McGregor's Theories X and Y
                      9.5. Herzberg's Motivator-Hygiene Theory
                      9.6. Contemporary Views on Motivation
                      9.7. From Motivation Theory to Application
                      9.8. Trends in Employee Motivation
                      Final Assessment


                      • Achieving World-Class Operations Management


                        10.1. Production and Operations Management—An Overview
                        10.2. The Production Process: How Do We Make It?
                        10.3. Location, Location, Location: Where Do We Make It?
                        10.4. Pulling It Together: Resource Planning
                        10.5. Production and Operations Control
                        10.6. Looking for a Better Way: Improving Production and Operations
                        10.7. Transforming the Factory Floor with Technology
                        10.8. Trends in Production and Operations Management
                        Final Assessment


                        • Creating Products and Pricing Strategies to Meet Customers' Needs


                          11.1. The Marketing Concept
                          11.2. Creating a Marketing Strategy
                          11.3. Developing a Marketing Mix
                          11.4. Buyer Behavior
                          11.5. Market Segmentation
                          11.6. What Is a Product?
                          11.7. Creating Products That Deliver Value
                          11.8. The Product Life Cycle
                          11.9. Pricing Strategies and Future Trends
                          11.10. Trends in Developing Products and Pricing
                          Final Assessment


                          • Distributing and Promoting Products and Services


                            12.1. The Nature and Functions of Distribution (Place)
                            12.2. Wholesaling
                            12.3. The Competitive World of Retailing
                            12.4. Using Supply Chain Management to Increase Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction
                            12.5. Promotion Strategy
                            12.6. The Huge Impact of Advertising
                            12.7. The Importance of Personal Selling
                            12.8. Sales Promotion
                            12.9. Public Relations Helps Build Goodwill
                            12.10. Trends in Social Media
                            12.11. Trends in E-Commerce
                            Final Assessment

                            • Using Technology to Manage Information


                              13.1. Transforming Businesses through Information
                              13.2. Linking Up: Computer Networks
                              13.3. Management Information Systems
                              13.4. Technology Management and Planning
                              13.5. Protecting Computers and Information
                              13.6. Trends in Information Technology
                              Final Assessment


                              • Using Financial Information and Accounting


                                14.1. Accounting: More than Numbers
                                14.2. The Accounting Profession
                                14.3. Basic Accounting Procedures
                                14.4. The Balance Sheet
                                14.5. The Income Statement
                                14.6. The Statement of Cash Flows
                                14.7. Analyzing Financial Statements
                                14.8. Trends in Accounting
                                Final Assessment


                                • Understanding Money and Financial Institutions


                                  15.1. Show Me the Money
                                  15.2. The Federal Reserve System
                                  15.3. U.S. Financial Institutions
                                  15.4. Insuring Bank Deposits
                                  15.5. International Banking
                                  15.6. Trends in Financial Institutions
                                  Final Assessment


                                  • Understanding Financial Management and Securities Markets


                                    16.1. The Role of Finance and the Financial Manager
                                    16.2. How Organizations Use Funds
                                    16.3. Obtaining Short-Term Financing
                                    16.4. Raising Long-Term Financing
                                    16.5. Equity Financing
                                    16.6. Securities Markets
                                    16.7. Buying and Selling at Securities Exchanges
                                    16.8. Trends in Financial Management and Securities Markets
                                    Final Assessment

                                    • Your Career in Business


                                      17.1. Learn the Basics of Business
                                      17.2. Developing Interpersonal Skills Is Key to Your Success
                                      17.3. Make Your Future Happen: Learn to Plan
                                      17.4. Going to College Is an Opportunity of a Lifetime—Never Drop Out
                                      17.5. Get Your Career Off on the Right Track
                                      17.6. Self-Test Scoring Guidelines
                                      Final Assessment


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