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Eligible for Credit: Yes
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Course SummaryBusiness 101: Principles of Management has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. Access this mobile-friendly course at any time to study engaging lessons, take practice quizzes, learn from expert instructors and get a head start on your degree.
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The course objective of Business 101 is to gain an understanding of business management, including historical and current management theory, types of managers and roles of managers in an organization.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and earn real college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 180 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Compare and contrast the levels, roles, and functions of management
- Distinguish between modern theories of management, including quality management and systems management theory
- Break down quantitative management and the roles of branches such as operations management
- Illustrate the types of planning and its function in management
- Model different types of organizations, including centralized and decentralized organizations
- Examine leadership and its role in organizations and the difference between a manager and a leader
- Analyze the role of motivation in the workplace and how managers affect motivation
- Illustrate the communication process and the role of organizational communication
- Investigate controlling and its function in management
- Analyze the decision making process and describe tools used to make informed decisions
- Relate the managerial functions in international organizations and characteristics of an international manager
- Outline the importance of business ethics in contemporary business
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Business 101 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by both ACE and NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Business 101 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Business 101 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
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|Classical School of Management Theory||Dig into the classical management theory and how it developed. Study the work of Max Weber, Fredrick Taylor, Henry Gantt, and Frank and Lillian Gilbreth.|
|Organizational Change||Define types of internal organization change and steps in the planned change process. Discuss and compare various types of change models.|
|Organizing in Business Management||Understand the differences between organic and mechanistic organizational business structures. Identify work specializations and examine authority in organizations through concepts including delegation and span of control.|
|Work Teams||Learn about types of work teams and stages of group development. Explore group think and causes of conflict within a team.|
|Leading in Organizations||Get information on the role of leaders in an organization, with lessons on various types of leadership styles and types of power.|
|Leadership Theory||Find out about theories and models of leadership styles and when they can be effective.|
|Motivation in the Workplace||Learn about needs-based and behavior-based theories of motivation. Go over several theories of employee motivation and ways to empower employees to increase performance.|
|Communication in the Workplace||Discuss the importance of good workplace communication, and look at various types of communication used by managers. Learn about conflict management, including mediation and arbitration.|
|Controlling in Organizations||Find out about financial and budget controls in organizations.|
|Human Resources||Delve into the role of the human resources manager in an organization, with a look at hiring, new employee orientation, training programs, performance appraisals, compensation and employee termination. Learn about legal issues in human resources.|
|Strategic Management and Managerial Decision Making||Explore the four steps of the strategic management planning process and the four functions of management. Get information on what impacts decision making and learn what a PERT analysis is and how to use it.|
|Production and Quality Assurance||Learn how managers influence productivity, quality and profitability. See what the five principles of Total Quality Management are and how to use them.|
|International Management and Contemporary Issues||Find out about how the role of management differs when working in global commerce, with a careful look at ethics, economics, politics and social responsibility.|
|Behavioral School of Management Theory||Learn about several behavior theories of management, including the neoclassical theory, behavioral management theory and the needs theory. Examine the Hawthorne studies on productivity, and look at Douglas McGregor's ideas on self-fulfilling management prophecies.|
|Contemporary and Future School of Management Theory||Explore current thought regarding managements, such as the quantitative approach and the contingency approach. Get information on systems management theory.|
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|Completed the entire Business 101: Principles of Management course and achieved 100% Course Progress.|
|Not attempted to take this exam within the last three days.|
|Have available proctored exams in this month of membership.|
|Complete the exam readiness quiz.|
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