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BUS-100 - Introduction to Business - Gary Quire, MBA

Course:Introduction to Business
Professor:Gary Quire, MBA
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 5 Week
  • 8 Week
  • 16 Week


Gary Quire, MBA

Dear Students,
Welcome to BUS 100 introduction to Business. My name is Gary Quire and I am your online professor for this course. I am a Full-Time Faculty member here at College of the Canyons. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA). Both of my degrees are from the University of Redlands, GO BULLDOGS!!!! I enjoy camping with my family during my time off. I am excited to have each of you in this class. College of the Canyons is a very close community and I would like this to be the best possible experience for you. As we go through the course, feel free to contact me, if you have any questions and or concerns.

Course Description

We are going to learn about importance of many key components of business in today’s business world. This course provides a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization’s policy and practices within the U.S. and a global society. Focuses on how these influences impact the primary areas of business including: organizational structure and design; leadership; human resource management; organized labor practices; marketing; organizational communication; technology; entrepreneurship; legal, accounting, and financial practices; the stock and securities market; and therefore, how they affect a business’ ability to achieve its organizational goals. 

What to Expect in this Course


Taking an online course is different from taking an on-ground course from a technological perspective. You will attend a “virtual” classroom through “Canvas,” COC’s Learning Management System. All students must login to the Introduction to Business course on Canvas on the first day of the semester and complete your Student Introduction Discussion #1 to avoid being dropped as a “no show.” Thereafter, students must routinely login to Canvas throughout the entire course - at least three times
a week - to read class materials, obtain assignments, read announcements, and communicate with me and other students. This entire Course is in CANVAS. All assignments, discussions, quizzes, exams and projects are to be completed in or turned into CANVAS. Other Textbook You will also see that I already have the CANVAS Course for BUS 100 Introduction to Business completed. The entire course is outlined for you to follow in CANVAS.

You can access Canvas by typing into a web browser. Once there, you can read and follow the instructions for logging into Canvas.

You can also access Canvas user guides, tutorials, and helpful tips for navigating and using Canvas. You must understand Canvas to succeed in this course. I strongly urge you to read the Canvas user guides and view the tutorials if you are unfamiliar with how Canvas works. For any Canvas-related questions or technical assistance, please call the Canvas Student Support line at (661) 362-3344 during college business hours, or (877) 889-9052 for support at all other times. You may also e-mail
Canvas Support Services at

I require that you personalize Canvas by adding a photo as an avatar that will appear in various areas of the course. I do not require that your avatar be a photo of you. Rather, you may select any appropriate picture. Remember that your avatar will display on Canvas for all of your courses, not only this one. The way you find this CANVAS Course is to login into CANVAS.

  • After you Login, you should automatically be on the Dashboard page.
  • On the Dashboard Page, you will see this course.
  • Click on this Course, labeled Online Introduction to Business. 
  • When this course opens in CANVAS, you will automatically be on the Home Page and you will see the entire course outlined for you.
  • This entire Course will be taught out of CANVAS

Types of Assessments

Academic Integrity Exams and Quizzes (Proctorio)

All exams and quizzes will be taken online using the CANVAS, which you can find on the home page or under the tab Quizzes. During exams, I will activate software called Proctorio that prevents test takers from opening a second browser tab, printing, cutting-and pasting, and doing a variety of other things/activities on the computer. In addition, you must take exams in front of a functioning web camera. This anti-cheating software is only compatible with Google Chrome and, thus, students in
this course must use Google Chrome when taking exams. Since all quizzes and exams use Proctorio, please make sure the computer you use for this class has a webcam, you could also purchase an external webcam.

Textbook Information

Business Essentials, 13th Ed.

Author(s): Ronald J. Ebert; Ricky W. Griffin;
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: 2021
Print ISBN 13: 978-0-13-686268-0
ISBN: 10: 0-13-686268-3

*Students will also need to purchase the Pearson MyLab for this class, you can buy it as a bundle through College of the Canyons Bookstore or through Pearson in our Canvas Class Shell. You will need both the e-textbook and Pearson MyLab on the first day of Class. *5 week classes start and complete three Chapters in week 1.

BUS 100 Introduction to Business Textbook


Other Relevant Course Information

The Unique Features of Learning Online

Online learning is rewarding, exciting, and convenient! However, self-discipline, motivation, and attention to detail are keys to successful completion. You must commit to meeting firm deadlines for reading and completing assignments, participating in a virtual classroom, and completing the same volume of coursework that you would complete in a traditional classroom. 

Some students incorrectly believe that online courses are easier than on-ground courses. On the contrary, an online course is equally challenging. You should anticipate spending a minimum of three hours each week in the virtual classroom (i.e., online time). You should also be prepared to devote 2-3
hours of “non-online” time for each hour of online time. I will establish firm deadlines for you to read textbook chapters, complete assignments, take exams, et cetera.

Class participation occurs in part through an electronic “discussion board” on which you will respond to questions posed by me and to other students’ responses to those questions. The “discussion board” is the online equivalent of traditional classroom discussion and, thus, active and regular participation will be part of your grade.

Please visit COC’s Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student. Topics covered include exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, tips for student success, and others.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


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Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 178