BUSN 115 Complete Week DQ Pack-Latest
BUSN 115 Complete Week DQ Pack-Latest
BUSN 115 Introduction to Business & Technology
BUSN 115 Week 1 DQ 1 Latest-DeVry
Laws and Regulations (graded)
Do laws and regulations always restrict or impede the efforts of business professionals, or can they actually help businesses? In addition to this, could you list some examples of laws or regulations that may have impeded business lately?
BUSN 115 Week 1 DQ 2 Latest-DeVry
Entrepreneurship Failure (graded)
The risk of failure is an inherent part of free enterprise. Does society have an obligation to come to the aid of entrepreneurs who try but fail? Why or why not? Also, please discuss some ways you can minimize your risk.
BUSN 115 Week 2 DQ 1 Latest-DeVry
Global Markets (graded)
How can a company use licensing agreements to enter world markets? What two fundamental product strategies do companies choose between when selling their products in the global marketplace?
BUSN 115 Week 2 DQ 2 Latest-DeVry
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) (graded)
Is it ethical for companies to benefit from their efforts to practice corporate social responsibility? Why or why not? How can anyone be sure that CSR efforts aren’t just public relations ploys?
BUSN 115 Week 3 DQ 1 Latest-DeVry
Starting a Business (graded)
What are the advantages of buying a business rather than starting one from scratch? What are the advantages and disadvantages of owning a franchise?
BUSN 115 Week 3 DQ 2 Latest-DeVry
Early Adopters (graded)
Do you consider yourself an early adopter when it comes to trying out new products or new fashions, or do you tend to take a wait-and-see attitude? How does your attitude toward new products and new ideas influence your decision making as a consumer?
BUSN 115 Week 4 DQ 1 Latest-DeVry
Purchasing Process (graded)
Think of a product you recently purchased and review your decision process. Why did you need or want that product? How did the product’s marketing influence your purchase decision? How did you investigate the product before making your purchase decision? Did you experience cognitive dissonance after your decision?
BUSN 115 Week 4 DQ 2 Latest-DeVry
Think about an advertisement (in any medium) that had either a strongly positive or strongly negative effect on your attitude toward the product being advertised or the advertiser itself. Why did the ad have this effect? If you responded positively to the ad, do you think you were being manipulated in any way? If you responded negatively—and you are a potential buyer of the product that was advertised—what changes would you make to the ad to make it more successful?
BUSN 115 Week 5 DQ 1 Latest-DeVry
Motivation Theories (graded)
Chapter 7 discusses several styles of leadership, including autocratic, democratic, and laissez-faire. How do each of these styles relate to Theory X and Theory Y assumptions about workers?
BUSN 115 Week 5 DQ 2 Latest-DeVry
Benefit Choices (graded)
When you begin interviewing as you approach graduation, you will need to analyze job offers that include a number of financial and nonfinancial elements. Which of these aspects of employment are your top three priorities: a good base wage; bonus or commission opportunities, profit-sharing potential; rapid advancement opportunities; flexible work arrangements; good healthcare insurance coverage; or a strong retirement program? Which of these elements would you be willing to forego in order to get your top three?
BUSN 115 Week 6 DQ 1 Latest-DeVry
Supply-Chain Management (graded)
How can supply-chain management (SCM) help a company establish a competitive advantage? What are ways that companies can improve their supply chains?
BUSN 115 Week 6 DQ 2 Latest-DeVry
Technology Improvement (graded)
Business is stalled. Sales last month were 10 percent less than the previous month and so far this month is looking even worse than last month. Could technology help you answer the decrease in sales? What technologies could you deploy to increase sales?
BUSN 115 Week 7 DQ 1 Latest-DeVry
Accounting Firm (graded)
The senior partner of an accounting firm is looking for ways to increase the firm’s business. What other services besides traditional accounting can the firm offer to its clients? What new challenges might this additional work create?
BUSN 115 Week 7 DQ 2 Latest-DeVry
Financial Control (graded)
The company you cofounded last year is growing rapidly and has strong prospects for an IPO in the next year or two. The additional capital that an IPO could raise would let you hire the brightest people in the industry and continue to innovate with new product research. There is one potential glitch: You and the rest of the executive team have been so focused on launching the business that you haven’t paid much attention to financial control. You’ve had plenty of funds from venture capitalists and early sales, so working capital hasn’t been a problem, but an experienced CEO in your industry recently told you that you’ll never have a successful IPO unless you clean up the financial side of the house. Your cofounders say they are too busy chasing great opportunities right now and they want to wait until right before the IPO to hire a seasoned financial executive to put things in order. What should you do and why?