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2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

BPA 277 - Business Strategies

3 credit hours - Three hours weekly; one term.
Explore and enhance experiences working in the business environment by connecting practical applications with classroom learning. Focus on personal business skills, business operational understanding and workplace engagement.

Prerequisite(s): Eligibility for ENG 111  or ENG 115  or ENG 121 .

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the Business and Working Environment through current knowledge and on the job training.
    • Describe personal working environments.
    • Analyze the different working environments that exist.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of personal business characteristics through personal reflection.
    • Describe personal characteristics used in the business world.
    • Identify personal career goals.
    • Identify the concept of the work/life balance and analyze the results of a personal work/life audit.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the business operational environment.
    • Identify a business philosophy.
    • Describe different work environments and how they support business success.
    • Identify the environment for a successful retail operation.
    • Describe effective customer service skills used in the business environment.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human relations in the business operational environment.
    • Describe how motivation supports effective business environments.
    • Identify how diversity plays a part in the daily operations of the business
    • Identify traits that leaders should possess in the business environment.
    • Explain the importance of civic engagement and its role in business.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of mastering outcomes through reflection.
    • Describe personal outcomes through reflection.
    • Analyze outcomes to create a path for improvement.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication Core 2 Technology Fluency Core 3 Information Literacy Core 5 Self Management Core 6 Scientific Reasoning Core 7 Quantitative Reasoning Core 8 Social and Civic Responsibility Core 9 Global Perspective Core 10 Innovative and Critical Thinking