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BUSW 500 : Business Foundations

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Business Foundations
Students are introduced to several topics that are foundational to graduate programs in the College of Business. Topics include basic: accounting, finance, economics, marketing management science. Additionally, students will learn qualitative and quantitative research fundamentals and review basic statistics. Students will also be introduced to APA writing style and the library resources available for ERAU students. MSM Students are also introduced to the requirements for the Graduate Capstone Project.

The goal of this course is to provide a proper foundation for students entering graduate degreeprograms.

Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:1. Demonstrate the use of basic statistics and quantitative thinking models.2. Identify, evaluate, and synthesize scholarly sources of business information.3. Demonstrate mastery of the ability to properly write, cite and reference sources inAPA format.4. Apply different management science techniques to solve real-worldorganizational problems.5. Apply the proper economic theory to issues in the field of management.6. Define and/or articulate a research problem and the proper research methodology andmethod to best address the research problem.7. Understand basic accounting practices and terminology.8. Understand basic finance practices and terminology.9. Understand basic marketing practices and terminology.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

Web & Chat:
Text: (386) 968-8843
Library Phone:  (386) 226-7656 or (800) 678-9428

Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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