Aug 22, 2019  
ARCHIVED 2018-19 CPS Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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BUS 101 - Understanding the Environment of Business (3)


A survey course that introduces the functional concepts of business in terms of economic systems, global markets, corporate social responsibility, and the importance of small business to the American business system. Although the functional areas of business will be the core of the course, it is not intended to present those areas in depth. Instead, all functional areas will be addressed using a stakeholder lens allowing students to become familiar with how and why businesses operate the way they do. Students successfully completing this course will be able to 1) demonstrate a basic understanding of business, 2) define capitalism and explain the basics of how free markets work, 3) discuss the forces that affect trading in global markets, 4) define corporate social responsibility and its impact upon various stakeholders, and 5) discuss the importance of small business in the American economy. This course is intended for non-business majors and does not count toward the Professional Studies in Business major.