BSAD 116 - Syllabus

Business Organization and Management - BSAD 116
Offered to NYS FBLA State Officer Team Members


Course Description:

A half-year course that introduces students to a conceptual understanding of leadership, its functions and its styles.  It is designed to promote useful citizenship and aid the students in the development of the leadership qualities important to a successful quality of life.  The course addresses leadership and management skills as well as employability skills and other topics relevant to the quality of youth leadership,     

Learning Objectives?

A.  Comprehend and apply the four functions of management

B.   Comprehend the nature of organizations, their structure and their cultural dynamics.

C.  Comprehend and apply the principles of management decision making;

D.  Analyze situations and apply appropriate problem solving and decision-making skills;

E.   Understand group dynamics and its effect on business productivity and/or profitability;

F.    Understand and apply the standards associated with ethical business practices;

G.  Understand the changing environment for business operations and management;

H. Understand the importance and the effects of a global workplace;

J.   Prepare students to meet the objectives of upper division coursework at MSC or other institutions.

K.  To communicate effectively through both oral and written means of communication using correct grammar and vocabulary, technology, and appropriate format style for writing.
L.   Analyze, integrate and properly cite academic research, theory and/or other subject matter from approved sources into practical solutions where appropriate.

How Will I Be Graded?

Eighty percent of points earned for a given assignment will be awarded on the content of the work (clarity, conciseness, and completeness).  References should be properly cited and listed.  Your paper should reflect your ability to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate the material.   Papers will be formatted according to APA standards.  Assignments should represent the student’s careful, thoughtful efforts to cover the key elements of the topic thoroughly. (BusAd116/Dr. Turner) 

All work must be the student’s own work and demonstrate an original, creative approach to the problem being studied. 

Research should be adequate and timely, and assignments should be based on appropriate academic literature. 

Assignments should present ideas in a clear manner and with a strong organizational structure. Coverage of facts, arguments, and conclusions should be logically related and consistent.  (BusAd116/Dr. Turner)

Grading Weight 

Quizzes                                                                        25%
Projects/Critiques/Presentations                               25%
Tests                                                                                50%

Supplies Needed

For this course you will need:  A three-ring binder (2 to 3”).


Robbins/Coulter Management 14/e

Author(s) : Stephen P. Robbins, Mary A. Coulter

Publisher : Pearson
Copyright year : © 2018
Edition : 14th
Print ISBN : 9780134527604, 0134527607
eText ISBN : 9780134527611, 0134527615

APA Format

The rules governing the grammar and usage of standard American English must be followed, and language should be clear, precise, and appropriate for the intended audience.

When formatting and composing assignments, students must follow the guidelines described in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The overall layout of assignments, including citations and reference pages, should adhere to APA style.

Cite your findings from each database in appropriate APA reference citation.

For more information regarding APA style and proper formatting:

Course Topics 

Chapters Covered:  1, 2,3,4,6,8,9,11,12,13,15,18

1. Managers in the Workplace

Management History Module

2. Making Decisions

3. Managing the External Environment and the Organization's Culture

4. Managing in a Global Environment

6. Managing Social Responsibility and Ethics

8. Planning Work Activities

9. Managing Strategy

Creating and Leading Entrepreneurial Ventures Module

11. Designing Organizational Structure - Adaptive Designs

12. Managing Human Resources

Managing Your Career Module

13. Creating and Managing Teams

15. Understanding and Managing Individual Behavior

18. Monitoring and Controlling


Chapter 1
Review and Discussion Questions – Page 22
Ethics Dilemma – Page 23

Chapter 2
Review and Discussion Questions – Page 66
Case Application 1 – Where to Locate Next – Page 69

Chapter 3
Review and Discussion Questions – Page 100
Case Application 1 – Freedom and Responsibility at Netflix – PP 102-103

Chapter 4
Review and Discussion Questions – Page 130
Case Application 1 – Dirty Little Secret – Page 132

TEST 1 – Chapters 1 – 4

Chapter 6
Review and Discussion Questions – Page 197
Ethics Dilemma – Page 198

Chapter 8

Review and Discussion Questions – Page 269
Case Application 1 – Planning for Holiday Shipping at FedEx – PP 272 – 273

Chapter 9
Review and Discussion Questions – PP 297 – 298
Case Application 1 – Fast Fashion – PP 300 – 301

Chapter 11
Review and, Discussion Questions – Page 369
Case Application 1 – A New Kind of Structure – Page 372

TEST 2 – Chapters 6, 8, 9, 11

Chapter 12
Review and Discussion Questions – Page 405
Ethics Dilemma – Page 406

Chapter 13
Review and Discussion Questions – Page 438
Case Application 1 – Who Needs a Manager – PP 440 – 441

Chapter 15
Review and Discussion Questions – Page 508
Case Application 1 – Great Place to Work – PP 510 - 511

Chapter 18
Review and Discussion Questions – Page 620
Case Application 1 – The Challenge of Healthy Fast-Food – PP 622 – 623

TEST 3 – Chapters 12, 13, 15, 18