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Spring 2014 Course BUS 136-Introduction to Management (3 units)

Section 0850      Begins      1/21/14     Ends 5/23/14

Course Description

This course will provide students with basic knowledge of management concepts and vocabulary. Topics covered will include the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Students will learn about the history of management philosophy, the characteristics of effective managers, business ethics, communication, and team work.

  • Instructor:  Steve Hixenbaugh
  • Email: SHixenbaugh@mendocino.edu
  • Textbook Information: Management by Plunkett et al. 10th Edition., Southwestern 2012 ISBN-13: 9781111221348  Approximate cost new $150.00
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 8 to 12 hours per week reading, writing, and taking quizzes and participating in online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class and at least once weekly thereafter.
  • Assignments & Tests: There will be one or two chapter assignments (usually short essay questions) each week.  There will be a multiple choice midterm and final exam.  Two case studies of approximately 500 words are also required.
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Log in to your course on the first day of the class. Here's how:
Go to the ETUDES portal at https://myetudes.org/portal

Log-in ID

Password

First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
    Jose A. Garcia
    Student ID: 1021945
    Username = joga21945

Default Password: Month Day of birth in school records
 
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

You will be prompted to create a "strong" password, if you are a returning student use the same password you previously created.

ETUDES link