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WEEK  1
 
BUS 210 Week 1 Individual Assignment Business Models and Systems
 
Consider a local business whose services you frequently use. What are the main components of this company's business model?
Write a 200- to 300-word response describing the three components of the business system that comprise the local business you selected. Use Figure 1.2 on p. 11 of Introduction to Business as a reference.
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BUS 210 Week 1 Individual Assignment Knowledge Check
 
Complete the Week One Knowledge Check.
1.
What are the three components that make up a business system?
A. Business commerce, business organization, business
occupation
B. Business organization, business management, business
exchange
C. Business commerce, business organization, business
market
D. Business market, business management, business
organization
2.
Which term refers to the total money or assets of a business?
A. Competitive advantage
B. Sales revenue
C. Capital
D. Wealth
3.
Information technology, e-commerce, human resource management, and procurement
are included in what type of value chain function in a business?
A. Tertiary function
B. Complimentary function
C. Primary value function
D. Secondary value function
4.
Which of the following best describes a system through which goods or services are
exchanged for capital with the aim of making a profit?
A. Productive resources
B. Business
C. Value-creation process
D. Competitive advantage
5.
Capital, land, enterprise, and labor are all costs associated with making and selling
goods. What do they determine?
A. Sales revenue
B. Value
C. Operating costs
D. Competitive advantage
6.
Enterprise, as a main component of business, requires which of the following?
A. Inputs, machinery and computers
B. Employing the right people for the tasks
C. Foresight, drive, knowledge, and ingenuity
D. Operating from an appropriate facility
Concept: Law of Supply
Mastery 67% Questions 7 8 9
7.
In economics, what principle indicates the value placed on a product lessens as
consumption increases?
A. Demand value
B. Supply utility
C. Diminishing marginal utility
D. Scarcity value
8.
This is the point at which the supply of the product just meets the demand for it.
A. Market
B. Demand curve
C. Margin
D. Supply curve
9.
What law shows that there is a direct relationship between the price of a product and the
amount that is supplied in the market?
A. Law of demand
B. Law of market price
C. Law of market systems
D. Law of supply
Concept: Law of Demand
Mastery 100% Questions 10 11 12
10.
What law refers to the tendency of people to buy more of a product when the price is
lower and less of it when its price is higher?
A. Law of supply
B. Law of market increase
C. Law of diminishing marginal utility
D. Law of demand
11.
In general, the more a particular product is valued, the more it is demanded. Which is true
in regard to this statement?
A. The higher the demand, the higher the price and the
product is harder to find.
B. The higher the demand, the lower the price and the
product is harder to find.
C. The higher the demand, the higher the price and the
product is easy to find.
D. The higher the demand, the lower the price and the
product is easy to find.
12.
What will most likely increase the demand for better quality goods and services?
A. Increase in self-interest
B. Decrease in profitability
C. Decreasing demand
D. Increasing specialization
Concept: Calculating Profit
Mastery 100% Questions 13 14 15
13.
What is defined as the absolute monetary difference between sales revenues and
operating costs?
A. Profit
B. Profitability
C. Supply
D. Demand
14.
What equation correctly shows how profit is calculated?
A. Profit = (Purchases) – (Total Sales Revenues)
B. Profit = (Total Sales) – (Total Operating Costs)
C. Profit = (Total Operating Costs) – (Total Sales)
D. Profit = (Total Sales) – (Purchases)
15.
If a company were to have a total sales revenue of $50 and a total operating cost of $37,
what is the total profit?
A. $ -13
B. $87
C. $37
D. $13
 
 
16.
What measures how efficient a company uses its capital and resources to generate
returns for its investors?
A. Sales
B. Profit
C. Profitability
D. Revenues
17.
Which equation correctly shows how to calculate profitability?
A. Profitability = (Total Profit) – (Total Amount of Capital
Invested)
B. Profitability = (Total Amount of Capital Invested) /
(Total Profit)
C. Profitability = (Total Amount of Capital Invested) –
(Total Profit)
D. Profitability = (Total Profit) / (Total Amount of Capital
Invested)
18.
Imagine Company A has a total profit of $40 million and that it invested $400 million in the
course of a year. Company B has a total profit of $20 million and has invested $80 million
over the course of the year. Which company has the greater profitability?
A. Company A
B. Company B
C. They have the same profitability
D. Profitability cannot be determined from the information
given
Concept: Effect of the Business Model
Mastery 100% Questions 19 20 21
19.
What defines a group of companies that have similar products and business activities?
A. Field of interest
B. Business model
C. Industry
D. Business system
20.
How does specialization assist a business in becoming more productive?
A. Employees become more skilled at specific tasks.
B. Better equipment aids employees in increasing their
output.
C. Product management is more efficient and easier to
maintain.
D. Sunk costs are eliminated by reinvesting into new
product lines.
21.
What are the four productive resources that make a business possible?
A.    Sales, profit, profitability, supply
B.     Land, labor, capital, enterpri
C.     C. Supply, demand, land, labor
D.    D. Capital, labor, supply, demand
 
 
WEEK 2
BUS 210 Week 2 Individual Assignment Business Organization
 
Resource: Ch. 2 of Introduction to Business
Write a 200- to 300-word description of a business scenario, either real or fictional, that depicts each of the following forms of business organization:
Joint-stock company
Limited liability company
Partnership
Sole proprietorship
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BUS 210 Week 2 Individual Assignment Evolution of Business Presentation
 
Resource: Ch. 2 of Introduction to Business
Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation describing the evolution of business.
Include information about the following points:
Feudalism
Mercantilism
Capitalism
Commerce
Property rights
The Industrial Revolution
Provide examples and appropriate visuals to illustrate each phase of business.
Include detailed speaker notes, a title slide, and an APA reference slide.
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BUS 210 Week 2 Individual Assignment Knowledge Check
 
 
Complete the Week Two Knowledge Check.
 
 
Which of the following best describes limited liability as it relates to a business?
A. The stockholder’s financial liability is limited to a fixed
investment amount.
B. Limited liability discourages entrepreneurs to start new
businesses.
C. If the business fails, personal assets of the owner(s) are at
risk.
D. Creditors are entitled to recover outstanding debt beyond
the financial assets of the business.
2.
What was the original purpose of the limited liability company?
A. To encourage investors to take financial risks to ensure a
business’ success
B. To control specialization of new businesses
C. To favor creditors with the ability to seek recovery of
assets to repay debt
D. To limit financial risk exposure and encourage formation
of new businesses
3.
Which of the following businesses is the best example of when to set up a limited liability
company in order to control financial risk of the stockholder(s)?
A. Hertz Car Rental
B. Joe’s Neighborhood Pet Store
C. Prudential Insurance
D. Wal-Mart
Concept: Partnership
Mastery 100% Questions 4 5 6
4.
Which of the following best describes a partnership?
A. Friends who share new business interests by sharing rent
costs
B. Families who work and live together to reduce costs
C. Skilled professionals who pool their talents and resources
to share general capital costs
D. All employees are stockholders to promote loyalty to the
company
5.
If a business partnership grows, what is usually added over time?
A. More revenue allocated to management
B. Increased stock percentage for partners
C. New professional members adding capital into the
business
D. Management control
6.
Which of the following is the best example of a business partnership?
A. Restaurant owners who share the same cuisine in a
common geographic area
B. Employees of a large computer manufacturer
C. Politicians who share expenses for a campaign
D. A group of similar professionals who start a company
together
Concept: Sole Proprietorship
Mastery 33% Questions 7 14 15
7.
Who assumes all liability for debt created in a sole proprietorship?.
A. The stockholders
B. The bank
C. The business partners
D. The business owner
14.
Which of the following businesses best matches the definition of a sole proprietorship?
A. Lawyers, bankers, or accountants
B. Dentists, carpenters, or plumbers
C. Bus drivers, hotel managers, or painters
D. Professors, nurses, or taxi drivers
15.
What is an obstacle that entrepreneurs avoid by choosing to form a sole proprietorship?
A. Competition
B. Risk
C. Disputes
D. Debt
Concept: Joint-Stock
Mastery 33% Questions 8 9 10
8.
Which of the following best describes a joint-stock company structure?
A. One person assumes the liability for the business venture.
B. Multiple professionals share general costs and
management leadership.
C. Stock ownership creates unlimited liability if the business
fails.
D. An entrepreneur raises capital by issuing stock ownership
for others to share the risk.
9.
Which of the following is the best advantage of a joint-stock company?
A. Investors have limited liability from creditors.
B. The investor limits the risk to the percentage of stock
ownership.
C. The business is resilient to poor management.
D. Investors determine the venture the company is required
to pursue.
10.
What is the best way to raise funding for a joint-stock company?
A. Secure an investment bank loan.
B. Raise capital from interested stakeholders.
C. Pool money from partners.
D. Issue stock certificates for investors.
Concept: Evolution of Business
Mastery 67% Questions 11 12 13
11.
Which of the following examples best illustrates feudalism from the standpoint of business
evolution?
A. The physical capital is privately owned.
B. Merchants and bankers organize and manage the trade.
C. One class of people owns all the property and people.
D. Price differences are exploited across markets.
12.
Which of the following examples best illustrates the mercantilism phase of business
evolution?
A. Bankers share the risk to determine how profits can be
shared.
B. A system allows people to personally own physical
capital.
C. The highest utility, or value, is invested or consumed for
the market or country.
D. Trade was advanced by improvements in technology.
13.
Which of the following examples best illustrates the capitalism phase of business
evolution?
A. Aristocrats own all valuable resources.
B. The higher the price for a product means the product is in
short supply.
C. Merchants take advantage of different markets in
international trading venues.
D. The business system allows people to own resources to
distribute goods and services.
 
 
 
WEEK 3
BUS 210 Week 3 Individual Assignment Code of Ethics
 
Resource: Ch. 5 of Introduction to Business
Imagine that you are starting your own company. What will be the ethical code of your company?
Write a 200- to 300-word ethical code of conduct listing the rules and principles that your company will use in decision-making.
Provide a brief explanation of why you selected each rule and principle.
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BUS 210 Week 3 Individual Assignment Knowledge Check
 
Complete the Week Three Knowledge Check.
 
1.
Which of the following people or groups supply a company with productive resources and
are affected by the way a company does business?
A. Stakeholders
B. Customers
C. Employees
D. Managers
2.
Who has a claim on a company because they own shares?
A. Employees
B. Stockholders
C. Customers
D. Managers
3.
Important issues can arise concerning how and when payments are made to this group of
stakeholders?
A. Stockholders
B. Customers
C. Employees
D. Suppliers and distributors
4.
Which of the following impact ethical practices in business at home and abroad?
A. Societal ethics, occupational ethics, individual ethics, and
organizational ethics
B. Legal ethics, environmental ethics, individual ethics, and
organizational ethics
C. Societal ethics, occupational ethics, legal ethics, and
environmental ethics
D. Cultural ethics, occupational ethics, legal ethics, and
organizational ethics
5.
Which ACT prohibits U.S. companies from paying bribes in order to win contracts
abroad?
A. Investment Company Act
B. Securities Exchange Act
C. U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
D. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
6.
There are several advantages a company can gain over its competition by behaving in an
ethical way. The main advantage is
A. improved reputation
B. decreased costs
C. increased sales
D. employee loyalty
7.
What rules can managers employ as guidelines to analyze the effects of their business
decisions on stakeholders?
A. Utilitarian, social contracts, virtue, and practical rules
B. Utilitarian, moral rights, justice, and practical rules
C. Relativism, moral rights, justice, and social contracts
rules
D. Pragmatism, moral rights, justice, and practical rules
8.
This is the effect of unethical behavior on business commerce.
A. Stakeholders internalize the unethical values.
B. Unethical behavior becomes a social norm.
C. Less capital and wealth are accrued in the government
sector.
D. Less capital and wealth are created in society.
9.
The utilitarian rule bases a business decision on which of the following?
A. What produces the greatest good for the greatest number
of people.
B. What distributes benefits and harm among people in
equitable and impartial manner.
C. What maintains and protects the fundamental rights and
privileges of people.
D. What a manager has no hesitation to communicate to
people outside the company, because the typical person
in a society would think the decision is acceptable.
10.
Anti-trust legislation exists
A. to make it illegal for companies to conspire with one
another to limit supply
B. because it is the express aim of the U.S. government to
foster competition
C. to protect consumers from shortages
D. because it is the government’s job to regulate business
11.
This Act was passed by congress to protect air quality and motivate companies to pollute
less.
A. Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation,
and Liability Act
B. Pollution Prevention Act
C. Energy Policy Act
D. Clean Air Act
12.
Which law was enacted to force companies to more fully disclose their financial results
and to protect stockholders of the company?
A. Investment Company Act
B. Sarbanes-Oxley Act
C. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer
Protection Act
D. Securities Exchange Act
Concept: Laws Affecting Business Occupation
13.
This type of law exists to ensure that people have the skills they need to properly serve
the public interest.
A. Laws governing business diversity
B. Laws regulating occupational qualifications
C. Laws relating to the public interest
D. Laws promoting employee health and safety
14.
Laws governing diversity endeavor to motivate employers to
A. consider the skills, experience, and ability to do the job
versus employee ethnicity, religion, gender, age, and so
forth
B. specify the skills, qualifications, and experience people
must possess to be hired for government occupations
C. govern how a company should behave to further the
public interest
D. help promote their survival and increase the profitability
of business enterprises
15.
The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Organization (OSHA) is
the government agency primarily responsible for
A. how companies recruit, promote, and retain people for
employment
B. how companies determine the occupational requirements
needed by employees to protect the well-being of society
C. how the rights of consumers are protected in the
marketplace
D. how companies protect their employees from harm while
on the job
Concept: Laws Affecting Business Organization
16.
Which two types of laws have been enacted to promote a company’s continued existence
and profitability?
A. Occupational health and safety
B. Incorporation and bankruptcy
C. Business and environmental stewards
D. Occupational qualifications and diversity
17.
This is a process of dissolution of a business through which its assets are sold to repay its
creditors.
A. Chapter 7 bankruptcy
B. Chapter 9 bankruptcy
C. Chapter 11 bankruptcy
D. Chapter 13 bankruptcy
18.
What is a copyright?
A. It is a word, name, symbol, or device which is used in
trade with goods to indicate the source of the goods and
to distinguish them from the goods of others.
B. It is a form of protection provided to the authors of
books, videogames, poems, and songs produced by
authors, poets, software experts, and musicians.
C. It is the grant of a property right that is issued to its
inventor.
D. It is the creations of the mind including inventions,
literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images,
and designs used in commerce.
 
 
 
WEEK 4
BUS 210 Week 4 Individual Assignment Roles and Behaviors
 
Throughout this course, you examine various aspects of business by creating a fictional business. You use the business you created to explore how the different functions of business may affect a company.
Resource: Ch. 3 of Introduction to Business
Complete Appendix B by writing a paragraph explaining your fictional company.
Describe the main roles and behaviors of the entrepreneurs, managers, and employees your company might have.
Answer the following question after you have completed the table: What behaviors and attitudes should be cultivated in your organization?
Post Appendix B as an attachment.
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BUS 210 Week 4 Individual Assignment SWOT Analysis
 
Resource: Ch. 3 of Introduction to Business
Select a sample business plan from the list provided below.
http://www.bplans.com/wedding_consultant_business_plan/executive_summary_fc.php
http://www.bplans.com/recycling_waste_materials_business_plan/executive_summary_fc.php
http://www.bplans.com/pharmacy_business_plan/executive_summary_fc.php
http://www.bplans.com/catering_business_plan/executive_summary_fc.php
http://www.bplans.com/retail_discount_store_business_plan/executive_summary_fc.php
If somehow the links don't work, you can copy and paste the entire web link to your internet browser.

Research your sample business plan at http://www.bplans.com/Sample_Business_Plans/.
Review the example on p. 97 of the text as a guide.
Conduct a SWOT analysis of the sample business plan you selected.
Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format explaining the business plan you selected and your SWOT analysis discussing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the company you chose.
Post your paper as an attachment.
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BUS 210 Week 4 Individual Assignment Knowledge Check
 
 
 
WEEK 5
 
BUS 210 Week 5 Individual Assignment Contingency Theory of Leadership
 
Resource: Ch. 6 of Introduction to Business
Complete Appendix D by using figures 6.3 & 6.4 on pp. 182–183 as a guide. Base your answers on a real or hypothetical work environment.
Describe the components of the contingency theory of leadership as it applies to the work environment you selected. Conclude with your recommendation for the best leadership approach.
Post Appendix D as an attachment.
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BUS 210 Week 5 Individual Assignment Knowledge Check
 
 
WEEK 6
BUS 210 Week 6 Individual Assignment Motivation and Teams Case Study
 
Resource: Ch. 7 of Introduction to Business
Read the two case studies on pp. 233–236 of the text.
Answer the following in a 200- to 300-word response:
What motivation theories may be found in each case study?
Describe the theories found in each case study and cite specific examples.
What was each business owner’s approach to creating high-performing teams within their company?
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BUS 210 Week 6 Individual Assignment Job Fair Brochure
 
Continue to explore the hypothetical company you created in Week Four. You have set up a booth at the local job fair to generate interest in your new company and search for prospective employees.
Create a 1-page brochure describing your company's structure, business model, and culture.
Write a 500- to 750-word paper in APA format describing the structure, business model, and culture you selected. Provide justification for why you selected each element and explain how your choice may affect your business.
Post your brochure and paper as an attachment.
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BUS 210 Week 6 Individual Assignment Knowledge Check
 
Complete the Week Six Knowledge Check.
 
1.
What is the definition of a team?
A. Employees jointly responsible to meet a goal
B. Collection of people working towards a common goal
C. A group who follows the same rules
D. Employees working towards their specific goals
2.
What are teams grouped by areas of expertise?
A. Cross-functional
B. Functional
C. Virtual
D. Top management
3.
A company who desires to develop new or improved products would fit best with what
type of team?
A. Cross-functional
B. Top management
C. Virtual
D. Functional
Mastery 100% Questions 4 5 6
4.
What does the amount of conflict in an organization signal?
A. Managers value conformity
B. Openness to new ideas
C. Performance goals are not clear
D. Indecision by top management
5.
An organizational performance is increased with employees working in teams since
A. teams facilitate goals and interests of different
stakeholders that otherwise would be incompatible
B. managers can more easily monitor the performance of
their employees
C. teams facilitate the division of labor and specialization
D. managers can develop group norms that facilitate
cooperation
6.
Managers can cause organizational dysfunction by doing which of the following?
A. Disagreeing that change is needed
B. Expressing conflicting ideas
C. Focusing efforts on political battles
D. Promoting competition
Mastery 100% Questions 7 8 24
7.
What best describes the contingency approach, as it relates to organizational design?
A. Finding ways to increase revenue
B. Creating a cultural design
C. Having the ability to alter a plan
D. Growing the business model
8.
Organizational design is best defined as
A. the values and norms employees share
B. the framework of task and authority relationships
C. a specific type of organizational structure and culture
D. the coordination actions of employees and groups
24.
The Matrix Structure is a unique organizational structure that responds to rapid changing
situations. Which of the following is a component of this structural design?
A. Managers group people by product instead of function.
B. Most commonly used by non-high-tech companies
C. Employees are grouped into cross-functional product
teams.
D. R&D specialists manage product teams.
Concept: Expectancy Theory and Goal-Setting Theory
Mastery 100% Questions 9 10 11 25 26
9.
According to the goal-setting theory, job performance goals should
A. to company culture
B. be specific and time bound
C. be broad and flexible
D. measure the degree of effort
10.
The motivational theory that tries to determine how much work is needed for a specific
outcome is
A. MBO
B. goal setting
C. expectancy
D. equity
11.
Being goal oriented has shown to be paramount to a person’s success. Why?
A. Goals remove obstacles
B. Motivated persistency
C. Focus is on reaching the unattainable
D. Goals are constant reminders of abilities
25.
Which of the following could cause an individual to avoid performing a required job task
according to expectancy theory?
A. Low levels of self-efficacy
B. Goal orientation at odds with task
C. Unmet physiological needs
D. Desire for belongingness
26.
Which theory tries to explain the psychological factors underlying why an individual
selects a task and exerts effort in performing a task?
A. Expectancy theory
B. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
C. Goal-setting theory
D. Equity theory
Concept: Maslowגs Hierarchy of Needs
Mastery 100% Questions 12 13 14
12.
Which of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is geared toward personal fulfillment?
A. Belongingness
B. Esteem
C. Self-actualization
D. Security
13.
Employees will most often be motivated to initially fulfill basic needs rather than higher
level needs. Which of the following satisfies a higher need?
A. Job stability and pay
B. Bonuses and fringe benefits
C. Promotion to senior position
D. Safe working environment
14.
Maslow’s Need Theory is an hierarchal format that deals with גwhat’ is important to
individuals. Which of the following hierarchy most accurately reflects Maslow’s hierarchy?
.
A. Physiological, security, esteem, belongingness,
self-actualization
B. Physiological, security, belongingness, esteem,
self-actualization
C. Physiological, security, esteem, self-actualization,
belongingness
D. Physiological, security, belongingness, self-actualization,
esteem
Concept: Organizational Culture
Mastery 100% Questions 15 16 17
15.
Which of the following best describes sources of a company’s culture?
A. Employee autonomy and creativity
B. Values of the founder and ceremonies
C. Values of innovation and excellence
D. Communication of strategic goals
16.
Which of the following best describes a company that has established a professional
culture?
A. It maintains a professional setting.
B. It invests in employee development.
C. It promotes streamlined decision making.
D. It follows ethical business practices.
17.
What is this process called?
A. Rites of integration
B. Organizational socialization
C. Rites of engagement
D. Cultural exchange
Concept: Four Sources of Company Culture
Mastery 100% Questions 18 19 20
18.
Which of the following best describes how the values of the company’s founder influence
an organization?
A. They outline rites of integration.
B. They establish cultural norms.
C. They define rites of passage.
D. They promote entrepreneurial practices.
19.
Companies with a strong culture may hold meetings to announce the company’s
achievements. Which source of company culture would best describe this activity?
A. Rites of integration
B. Rites of enhancement
C. Rites of passage
D. Rites of excellence
20.
Formal events that recognize an employee or group that have benefited the company by
their works are
A. rites of passage
B. rites of enhancement
C. rites of engagement
D. rites of integration
Concept: Values and Norms
Mastery 100% Questions 21 22 23
21.
Company values are shared standards that employees use to
A. measure profitability and make needed corrections in
performance
B. evaluate if they have helped the company achieve its
goals
C. evaluate risks and drive innovation in their department
D. govern interactions with other employees
22.
What best describes company norms?
A. Standards of excellence
B. Informal but powerful rules
C. Ceremonies and rites
D. Organizational design
23.
Businesses often promote norms which are entrepreneurial or conservative in nature.
Why?
A. Promoting norms increases employee motivation.
B. Companies try to select norms which match their
business model and culture.
C. The external environment influences corporate norms
and must be controlled.
D. Promoting norms allow the company to measure
employee performance more efficiently.
 
 
 
WEEK 7
 
BUS 210 Week 7 Individual Assignment The Impact of HRM
 
 
Your manager has asked you to draft a proposal for improving the management of human resources in your company.
Resource: Ch. 13 of Introduction to Business
Describe the best ideas for improvement presented in the brainstorm session from the human resource improvement Discussion Question.
Select the best ideas from at least two of the different areas discussed. What are the different ways that changes to these areas would affect a business?
Explain your answer in a 200- to 300-word response.
C
 
 
BUS 210 Week 7 Individual Assignment Knowledge Check
 
Complete the Week Seven Knowledge Check.
1.
Which component of the HRM system provides employees with the knowledge and skills
necessary to perform their job?
A. Recruitment and selection
B. Performance appraisal and feedback
C. Labor relations
D. Training and development
2.
Which component of the HRM system provides employees with information about their
performance relative to job expectations?
A. Labor relations
B. Performance appraisal and feedback
C. Training and development
D. Recruitment and selection
3.
Which component of the HRM system strives to ensure equity and fairness in dealing with
employee issues and concerns?
A. Recruitment and selection
B. Performance appraisal and feedback
C. Labor relations
D. Pay and benefits
Concept: Human Resource Planning
Mastery 100% Questions 4 5 6
4.
The aim of this process is to human resources recruitment and retention with future
organizational goals.
A. Job analysis
B. Job screening
C. Job specification
D. Human resource planning
5.
Which is the process that aims at identifying company inefficiencies and then determines
where improvements are needed?
A. Human resource planning
B. Workflow analysis
C. Job specifications
D. Job analysis
6.
Which of the following best describes information learned from a Position Analysis
Questionnaire (PAQ)?
A. pool of potential applicants for each position
B. the different types of employees’ job activities
C. occupational safety and health concerns at work
D. specific sales strategies and daily targets
 
 
 
WEEK 8
 
BUS 210 Week 8 Individual Assignment IT Applications Presentation
 
Resource: Ch. 9 of Introduction to Business
Create a 5- to 7-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation to teach your fellow students about the following IT applications:
Transaction processing systems
Knowledge management systems
Expert system and artificial intelligence
Enterprise resource planning systems
E-commerce systems
Include detailed speaker notes and examples.
Post your presentation as an attachment.
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BUS 210 Week 8 Individual Assignment Hardware and Software Components
 
Resource: Ch. 9 of Introduction to Business
Complete the table in Appendix E by describing the uses of following hardware and software components:
Legacy systems
Mainframe computers
Microprocessors
PCs
Network computers
World Wide Web and the Internet
Wired and wireless broadband technology
PC software
Networking software
Computer security software
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BUS 210 Week 8 Individual Assignment Developing Good Business Sense
 
Resources: Ch. 12 of Introduction to Business
Read the Developing Good Business Sense activity on p. 394 of the text.
Answer Questions 1–4 from the activity in a 700- to 1,050-word paper in APA format.
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BUS 210 Week 8 Individual Assignment Knowledge Check
 
Complete the Week Eight Knowledge Check.
 
1.
Which of the following costs is associated with a firm’s operations and materials
management function?
A. The cost of the machinery, computers, tools, buildings,
and equipment
B. The cost of employee wages, including benefits
C. The cost of work-in-process goods, semifinished
products moving through the production process
D. The stock value of finished products a company holds in
inventory
2.
According to Jones (2007), the semifinished goods and services that go through a
company’s production process are called
A. conversion
B. inputs
C. distribution
D. work-in-process
25.
For what purpose do businesses consider establishing maquiladoras?
A. Reduce inventory costs.
B. Reduce raw materials costs.
C. Reduce labor costs.
D. Reduce distribution costs.
3.
According to Jones (2007), which type of operating system is designed to make unique or
custom-made products?
A. Materials management production
B. Mass production
C. Flexible production
D. Small-batch production
4.
Which of the following is a key benefit of mass production operating systems?
A. A wide range of customized products
B. Flexible employees and work teams
C. Lower operating costs.
D. Unique one-of-a-kind products
5.
The operating system that combines both the benefits of customized products and low
cost production is called
A. standardized production
B. mass production
C. small-batch production
D. flexible production
Concept: Three Stage Process of Operation Material Management
Mastery 100% Questions 6 7 8
6.
Of the three stages in operation and materials management, which stage comes first?
A. Production
B. Operations
C. Input
D. Output
7.
Some examples of elements in the operations stage of the operations and material
management process include
A. labor and customers
B. raw materials and components
C. goods and services
D. skills and machines
8.
Which of the following is the correct order of the operations and material management
process?
A. Output, operations, and input
B. Operations, input, and output
C. Input, operations, and output
D. Operations, output, and input
Concept: Industry Standards
Mastery 100% Questions 9 10 11
9.
According to Jones (2007), the hardware and software components of a company’s
existing IT systems are called its
A. network computers
B. mainframes
C. legacy systems
D. microprocessors
10.
In the history of modern computers, which of the following came first?
Microprocessors
A.
B. Mainframe computers
C. PCs
D. The World Wide Web
11.
In the 1990’s, the Windows operating system, created by Microsoft, was installed in 90%
of the world’s PCs. This kind of penetration in the personal computer business made
Windows the
A. best-of-breed solution
B. leader in the networking software
C. industry standard
D. world’s largest software system
Concept: E-commerce Systems
Mastery 100% Questions 12 13 14
12.
Which best describes e-commerce?
A. Same industry commerce
B. Systems used for exchange
C. Commerce between wholesalers and retailers
D. Trade that is transacted electronically
13.
Which best describes B2B commerce?
A. Trade that takes place between companies
Same industry commerce
B.
C. Commerce between wholesalers and retailers
D. Trade that is transacted electronically
14.
Which of the following is software developed for business within the same industry to
conduct trading?
A. Open source exchange
B. Networking protocol
B2B marketplace
C.
D. Business exchange center
Concept: Efficiency and Effectiveness
Mastery 100% Questions 15 23 24
15.
The combination of which two factors gives people the ability to better react to the
economic environment in which they function?
A. Data and technology
B. Facts and numbers
C. Hardware and software
D. Knowledge and learning
23.
What is the major advantage of broadband technology?
A. Transfer of data between networks over the Internet
Quick transmission of very large amounts of information
B.
C. Connection of databases of different institutions
D. Creation of an area network that links PCs to a central
server
24.
Which of the following best describes the result of information overload?
A. Excess data causes systems to fail.
B. Large amounts of real-time data make it difficult to
collect.
C.
Data is missing which makes information difficult to
understand.
D. Vast amounts of information make it difficult to
determine what is useful.
16.
One major result of organizational learning is
A. increased information
B. increased work load
C. increased expenses
D. increased profitability
17.
According to Jones (2007), what attributes should information provided to managers have
to be useful to the organization?
A. Complete, efficient, effective, relevant
B. Clear, quality, engaging, and responsive
C. Complete, accurate, relevant, and timely
D. Superior, relevant, timely, and innovative
18.
Which of the following is a form of information that is constantly updated to make sure that
A. Reliable
B. Complete
C. Relevant
D. Real-time
Concept: Competitive Advantage
Mastery 100% Questions 19 20 21 22
19.
Which of the following is one of the four major sources of competitive advantages
provided by information technology?
A. Cutting edge communication
B. Rapid development
C. Artificial intelligence
D. Superior innovation
20.
Which of the following best explains how information technology improves innovation in a
company?
A. Giving customers ability to purchase products more
easily
B. Allowing the organization to identify new audiences for
an existing product
C. Providing up-to-date information on changes to products
and systems
D. Tracking changes in financing related to product
development
21.
Information technology improves customer responsiveness by
A. giving middle managers the ability to collect and process
more data
B. tracking people’s likes, dislikes, and buying habits
C. allowing the organization to identify issues in products or
process
D. tracking changes to products and systems
22.
Which of the following describes managers’ ability to use the collection and analysis of
data to gain information about various tasks and operations to increase the efficiency of a
particular function?
A. Superior information
B. Superior innovation
C. Superior quality
D. Superior productivity
 
 
WEEK 9
BUS 210 Week 9 Individual Assignment Capstone Discussion Question
 
 
Respond to the capstone discussion question.
What career paths are of interest to you? How has the information presented in this course influenced your thoughts about your personal career path? What insights or reactions do you have concerning what you now know about the field of business?
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BUS 210 Week 9 Individual Assignment Business Portfolio Presentation
 
Resource: Appendix A
Review the CheckPoints and assignments you completed throughout the course.
Create a 10- to 15-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation of information about the fictional company you created in Week Four. You may use text, charts, tables, and visuals to detail the different areas of business found within your company.
Include information on the following topics:
Business organization
Potential legal or ethical issues
Business culture
Types of motivation
Human resource management
Technology
Operations and materials management
Include detailed speaker notes, a title slide, and an APA reference slide.
Post your final presentation as a Microsoft® PowerPoint® attachment.
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BUS 210 Week 9 Individual Assignment Knowledge Check
 
 

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