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Michele Fritz: Bus 10 (Hybrid Format)

Bus 10:  Introduction to Business


Introduction to Business is a survey course which provides a broad overview of the environment, principles, and functions of business.  Students will gain a firm foundation in business terminology and practices essential for success in industry.  Throughout the course students will have the opportunity to learn more about different functional areas and industries to start career planning.

A section number that ends with a "Y" is a hybrid format (i.e., 01Y, 03Y).  Although the majority (80%) of the course is delivered on campus as a traditional lecture class, students will work in teams 20% of the time using an online business simulation game.  I primarily teach Introduction to Business in a hybrid format.


Mike's Bikes Hall of Fame at De Anza

In this class we use a business simulation game called "Mike's Bikes".  This hands-on approach really helps students to put together all the material in the course.    Although it is challenging, most teams do very well in the simulation.   Here is my "Hall of Fame" for the most successful teams over the past few years:

Logo of Mike's Bikes Simulation by Smartsims, Inc.

This page includes those who have earned a Shareholder Value of $80 or above, and not all "A" grade or winning teams.   (Record-keeping started Fall 2008)

Quarter

Team Name

Shareholder Value at End of Game
(7 or 8 rounds)

Fall 2015

viaCycle

$161.16

Winter 2017

Locomotion Cyclery

$154.58

Winter 2017

Velo Revolution

$151.87

Fall 2014

Best Bike

$150.73

Spring 2016

Highroller Inc.

$135.92

Spring 2014

Bikeception

$133.80

Winter 2015

Galaxy Wheels

$132.98

Fall 2014

Fire Bikes

$131.96

Winter 2014

Schwinning

$124.52

Spring 2012

AMEE Bike

 $122.94

Spring 2014

Cycle Solutions

$118.93

Winter 2012

SUPERBIKE

$116.76

Winter 2017

Absolute Bikes

$115.23

Spring 2012

GEARS

$111.90

Spring 2012

KOGA

$104.20

Fall 2016

IDKBikes

$101.77

Winter 2017

Cycle Storm

101.74

Fall 2013

Hurricane Inc.

$100.84

Fall 2011

Team Super Vikerz

$100.35

Winter 2017

CleverCycles

$99.57

Winter 2014

Royal Bikes

$96.90

Fall 2013

Pho King Phong Co..

$95.75

Spring 2009

Panther

$95.39

Spring 2016

UNDFTD

$93.77

Fall 2015

Dream Green

$93.00

Spring 2017

NVDS

$92.76

Winter 2012

Made in China

$89.85

Fall 2015

Smash Bike Co.

$88.89

Winter 2017

Gears

$88.77

Winter 2009

Crazy Wheels

$87.14

Spring 2017

Bay Bikes

$86.69

Spring 2012

Made in China

$86.41

Spring 2016

AlphaFit

$84.61

Winter 2016

Kevin

$83.66

Winter 2012

MyBike

$82.87

Winter 2016

Phoenix

$82.53

Winter 2012

FlowerPower

$81.77

Winter 2017

Pedal to the medal

$81.74

Spring 2017

Cycle Ops

$81.61

Fall 2015

NASA Rovers

$81.00

 



Contact
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Last Updated: 8/10/17