Introduction to Business

Course Code Semester: Course Duration Credit Hours Instructor Class Timings Class Location Office Hours Email. Program Coordinator Bus 101 Fall 2010 16 weeks Three Shehzad Zeb/ M. Naveed Kabir LR2 afternoons a week, Wednesday & Friday 3:00 p.m to 4:00 p.m Email: Nadeem Ashraf Tel: (051) 111-264-264 Ext. 114 Email Office Hours for Students 11 a.m to 4 p.m

This course is an introductory level course for the business students. It is a compulsory course for the business students but can be taken by the students of other departments like CS, TN. DS etc. This course provides some basic understanding of the fundamentals of the business. It also provides an insight into how the business organizations are operating in the modern age. The course equips the students with knowledge of fundamental functions of the business organizations.

Teaching Methodology and Examination:
The course involves a mix of lectures along with case analysis, class activities, and presentations with a purpose of delivering hands on tools to the students so that they can develop their critical thinking process. It is also intended to conduct at least one major field trip to an organization that can contribute to the practical and real business environment for the business students. The overall intention is to provide applicable learning that can help the students to be effective and efficient business leaders for tomorrow.


opportunities and threats for a business enterprise  Can apply the course knowledge to analyze the operations of a business Course Contents Course contents to be covered each week & the required readings are contained in Annex-A.Course Objectives  Develop an understanding of the fundamental elements of business  Identify the basic operations of a business organization including     Sales & Marketing Finance & Accounts Operations Human Resource management  Develop a critical thinking process through the practical case studies  Apply the knowledge gained through the course to a business organization in the Project phase Learning Outcomes: Abilities  Can identify the major components of a business  Can list and comprehend the basic requirements of a business as an entrepreneur  Can critically assess the strength. The course contents may be revised during the course of the semester. and updates will be sent to all students. weaknesses. Grade Distribution Marks out of 100 Mid Term Exam 20% Type of Work Examination Final Exam 30% Sub-total 50% 2 .

suspension or expulsion. Disruptive behavior of any type. for announcements made in their absence. including sharpening pencils during class while someone is speaking. If students walk into a class after it has begun.Final Project Final Project Report & Presentation 30% Conceptual Understanding Quizzes 10% Sub-total 90% Question and answers Assignments. is not appropriate. Unless there is an emergency. Engaging in private. students are responsible for all content that is covered. If they miss a class meeting for any reason. Case Studies & Class Participation Grand total 10% 100% Table 1: Academic Integrity Statement: Grade Distribution IQRA has a very strict integrity policy in which “A student who knowingly represents work of others as his/her own. The penalization may range from failing the assignment and/or the entire course to academic probation. IQRA welcomes all students into an environment that creates a sense of community of pride and respect. 3 . side conversations during class time is distracting to other students and to the instructor. Leaving class early without having informed the instructor prior to class is not appropriate. we are all here to work cooperatively and to learn together. Violators will be penalized”. it is expected that they choose a seat close to where they entered the room so that they do not disrupt the class meeting. Classroom Conduct Statement: It is the student’s responsibility to attend all of their classes. or gives fraudulent assistance to another student is guilty of cheating. Students are expected to follow ordinary rules of courtesy during class sessions. and for acquiring any materials that have been distributed in class. leaving class and returning while the class is in session is not acceptable behavior. uses or obtains unauthorized assistance in the execution of any academic work.

Revision for Mid Term) Activity Assignment 1 Quiz # 1 Assignment 2 Quiz # 2 1St Sessional Assignment 3 Feedback in Week 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Quiz # 3 Assignment 4 Mid-Term Examination/2nd sessional Introduction to Marketing Important Activities in Marketing Other Important Business Domains (Operations. Quality & HRM) Quiz # 4 Project Assigned 12 Assignment 5 3rd sessional Quiz # 5 14 15 Business Ethics Finance & Accounts Revision & Final Exam Prep Prep leave Final Examination Project Report Due .Annex A Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 (There can be 3-4 Surprise Quizes) 4 Topics Orientation to Business Fundamentals Industrial Revolution & its Impacts on Business Basic Economics of Business International Business & Major Economic Systems Forms of Business Ownership Management Structure & Managerial Functions Business Environment (Continue.

• Annex B Most of the Lectures will be from the following book: 1. • Punctuality is important and latecomers will be considered/marked absent in the class. Understanding Business by Nickels & McHugh Publisher: The McGraw-Hill Supplementary Readings I may follow selected readings from the following text books: 1. • Please keep on reading your emails daily to find any new classroom instructions. in a timely manner for quizzes. • Class sanctity is top most in our agenda while class is in session. Do keep note of the penalties involved. It affects my teaching. 2. Please do not leave class without excusing yourself. as well as “Class Issues Explanations”. Jones. Introduction to Business by Jeff Madura. • Please stick to all of the deadlines for project papers and assignments (all students).Important Instructions for Class Decorum • 100 % attendance is mandatory. 2004. • Students have to be prepared to spread out. Introduction to Business “How Companies Create Value for People” by Gareth R. All volunteers who present new ideas in the class will be highly encouraged. ISBN 0314205578 / 9780314205575 / 0-314-20557-8 Publisher: West Publishing Company © 2006 ISBN: 0072538767 5 . • Tea/namaz break timing will be strictly observed. • Date and Time for Presentation/Discussion is final. ISBN: 0073224367 Publisher: Tata McGraw-Hill Co. • Students are not allowed to approach the Instructor on his/her mobile phone. • All classes are smoke and mobile free. 2006. Those failing to attend. will loose marks.