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BU 111: Fall 2014 Course Introduction. Topics of Discussion – Week 1. Introductions and Expectations Instructor Students Course Critical success factors Environmental Analysis Models. Course Introduction & Objectives. What do I need and where do I get it?.

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topics of discussion week 1
Topics of Discussion – Week 1
  • Introductions and Expectations
    • Instructor
    • Students
    • Course
  • Critical success factors
  • Environmental Analysis Models
what do i need and where do i get it
What do I need and where do I get it?

Required materials (in bookstore):

  • Business 111 Lab Manual, Twenty-ninth Edition: Captus Press, 2014
  • Introduction to Understanding and Assessing the Business Environment (3rd custom edition): Pearson Publishing, Toronto, 2014 (with access code)
course websites

- course instructions, slides, grades, assignment

guidelines, peer evaluations


- Pearson resources (need access code – cannot register here until after you register for a lab)

Course Websites
what do i have to do
What do I have to do?
  • Labs – register; can’t miss more than two
    • Participation – 10 marks +
  • Assignments:
    • Research Diagnostics – 4 marks
    • Business Case – 15 marks (Sept. 20, Oct. 31, Nov. 1 dates)
    • New Venture project1 (in groups) – 26 marks
  • Exams: mid-term and final exams2 – 45 mark


1. Individual mark may be adjusted based on peer evaluations

2. Must pass at least one exam to pass course

lab registration instructions
web.wlu.ca/sbe/bu111 on Tuesday, September 9th from 8:00 a.m.

click the link that says “Click Here for Lab Registration”and follow instructions carefully

DO NOT LOGIN until you have registered an account first!

select school, program and lecture section

register in an appropriate lab

“D” lab – Double Degree BBA Laurier/UWaterloo Math or Computing

“B” lab – BBA single degree, DD BBA/Fin. Math or BBA/Laurier Computing



Use your WLU Student Identification Number (UW number plus a “zero”)

There are prompts and reminders to assist you throughout the site. However, if you still have questions, click the support link on the site.

Lab Registration Instructions
how to register and access pearson resources
How to register and access Pearson resources

Register for Pearson resources AFTER lab registration

    • www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com
    • Note: Read instructions carefully to ensure browser compatibility
    • Detailed instructions are posted

Pearson site contains:

  • e-text (back-up for lecture content)
  • Chapter quizzes – excellent exam review
  • Extra practice questions for time value and investments
  • Bonus mark modules and lab material
  • Research Diagnostics assignment and Writing Tutor
How to do Research Diagnostics
  • Go to course website (www.wlu.ca/sbe/bu111), click “Documents”, then “Assignments”
  • Follow instructions CAREFULLY to properly complete required tasks
bonus mark opportunity
  • potential 1.5 marks added to participation grade (maximum 11/10)
  • Complete Business Online Skills Workshops (on Pearson site) - .25 bonus marks each
    • Time Management (by noon Sept. 19th)
    • Note Taking - (by noon Oct. 3rd)
  • Attend 4 non-exam SI sessions - .25 marks each

Instructions posted on course website

important public service announcement
Important public service announcement:

Learning Skills & SI support

  • Each week your SI Learning Assistant will facilitate learning groups that help you learn and and prepare for tests. SI learning groups are free and voluntary. SI doesn't replace lectures, labs, or tutorials.

Pearson online resources

  • Use the multiple choice questions to review content and other quizzes to review calculation-based problems
RBC Capital Markets

1st Year Stock Market Competition

Mandatory seminar:

Fri., Sept. 19, 2:30-3:50 in BA201

Top prizes = tour and network at RBC headquarters + job interview

Register Sept. 22 – 26

Runs Sept. 29 – Dec. 1

See course website for details

to do
To do
  • Immediately put all due dates on your calendar.
  • Complete week 1 required tasks as per course outline:
    • Register for a lab starting Tues. Sept. 9th at 8:00 a.m.
    • Register for Pearson resources once you have a lab
    • Begin Research Diagnostics Assignment
  • Complete all work assigned under “Lab #1” in course outline before going to lab #1
    • Use Joe’s Java preparation questions as analysis guide
    • all materials are in the lab manual unless otherwise indicated (questions above are on course website)
  • Complete Time Management bonus module
    • It’s like spinach – not candy, but really good for you!
welcome to laurier and bu111

Welcome to Laurier and BU111!

Have an awesome term!