Business (BUS)

BUS 110     Introduction to Business3/3

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

BUS 115     Business Law I3/3

This course introduces the student to the legal and ethical framework of business. Contracts, negotiable instruments, the law of sales, torts, crimes, constitutional law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the court systems are examined. Upon completion the student should be able to identify legal and ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the laws that apply to them.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

BUS 116     Business Law II3/3

This course includes the study of the legal and ethical framework of business. Business Organizations, property law, intellectual property law, agency and employment law, consumer law, secured transactions, and bankruptcy are examined. Upon completion, the student should be able to identify legal and ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the laws that apply to them.

Prerequisite: Take BUS 115;

Corequisite: None

BUS 121     Business Math4/3

This course covers fundamental mathematical operations and their application to business problems. Topics include payroll, pricing, interest and discount, commission, taxes, and other pertinent uses of mathematics in the field of business. Upon completion, students should be able to apply mathematical concepts to business.

Prerequisite: Take DMA 030;

Corequisite: None

BUS 125     Personal Finance3/3

This course provides a study of individual and family financial decisions. Emphasis is placed on building useful skills in buying, managing finances, increasing resources, and coping with current economic conditions. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a personal financial plan.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

BUS 137     Principles of Management3/3

This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Upon completion, students should be able to work as contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of management.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

BUS 139     Entrepreneurship I3/3

This course provides an introduction to the principles of entrepreneurship. Topics include self-analysis of entrepreneurship readiness, the role of entrepreneur in economic development, legal problems, organizational structure, sources of financing, budgeting, and cash flow. Upon completion, students should have an understanding of the entrepreneurial process and issues faced by entrepreneurs.

Prerequisite: Take BUS 110;

Corequisite: None

BUS 151     People Skills3/3

This course introduces the basic concepts of identity and communication in the business setting. Topics include self-concept, values, communication styles, feelings and emotions, roles versus relationships, and basic assertiveness, listening, and conflict resolution. Upon completion, students should be able to distinguish between unhealthy, self-destructive, communication patterns and healthy, non-destructive, positive communication patterns.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

BUS 153     Human Resource Management3/3

This course introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee development, compensation planning, and employee relations. Upon completion, students should be able to anticipate and resolve human resource concerns.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

BUS 228     Business Statistics4/3

This course introduces the use of statistical methods and tools in evaluating research data for business applications. Emphasis is placed on basic probability, measures of spread and dispersion, central tendency, sampling, regression analysis, and inductive inference. Upon completion, students should be able to apply statistical problem solving to business.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

Transferable

BUS 230     Small Business Management3/3

This course introduces the challenges of entrepreneurship including the startup and operation of a small business. Topics include market research techniques, feasibility studies, site analysis, financing alternatives, and managerial decision making. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a small business plan.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

BUS 235     Performance Management3/3

This course includes the legal background for performance management and the basic methodology used in developing and validating a performance management system. Emphasis is placed on job analysis, job descriptions, appraisal instruments, and action plans. Upon completion, students should be able to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive performance management system.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

BUS 238     Integrated Management3/3

This course provides a management simulation exercise in which students make critical managerial decisions based upon the situations that arise in operating competitive business enterprises. Topics include operations management, forecasting, budgeting, purchasing, facility layout, aggregate planning, and work improvement techniques. Upon completion, students should be able to perform the variety of analytical and decision-making requirements that will be faced in a business.

Prerequisite: Take BUS 137;

Corequisite: None

BUS 239     Business Applications Seminar3/2

This course is designed as a capstone course for Business Administration majors. Emphasis is placed on decision making in the areas of management, marketing, production, purchasing, and finance. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the techniques, processes, and vital professional skills needed in the work place.

Prerequisite: Take 1 group; # Take ACC 120 BUS 115 BUS 137 MKT 120 ECO 151; # Take ACC 120 BUS 115 BUS 137 MKT 120 ECO 251; # Take ACC 120 BUS 115 BUS 137 MKT 120 ECO 252;

Corequisite: None

BUS 240     Business Ethics3/3

This course introduces contemporary and controversial ethical issues that face the business community. Topics include moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and moral development. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their moral responsibilities and obligations as members of the workforce and society.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

BUS 245     Entrepreneurship II3/3

This course is designed to allow the student to develop a business plan. Topics include the need for a business plan, sections of the plan, writing the plan, and how to find assistance in preparing the plan. Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement a business plan based on sound entrepreneurship principles.

Prerequisite: Take BUS 139;

Corequisite: None

BUS 253     Leadership and Management Skills3/3

This course includes a study of the qualities, behaviors, and personal styles exhibited by leaders. Emphasis is placed on coaching, counseling, team building, and employee involvement. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and exhibit the behaviors needed for organizational effectiveness.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

BUS 255     Organizational Behavior in Business3/3

This course covers the impact of different management practices and leadership styles on worker satisfaction and morale, organizational effectiveness, productivity, and profitability. Topics include a discussion of formal and informal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and managing conflict and change. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze different types of interpersonal situations and determine an appropriate course of action.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

BUS 260     Business Communication3/3

This course is designed to develop skills in writing business communications. Emphasis is placed on business reports, correspondence, and professional presentations. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively in the work place.

Prerequisite: Take ENG 110 or ENG 111;

Corequisite: None

BUS 270     Professional Development3/3

This course provides basic knowledge of self-improvement techniques as related to success in the professional world. Topics include positive human relations, job-seeking skills, and projecting positive self-image. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate competent personal and professional skills necessary to get and keep a job.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None

BUS 280     REAL Small Business4/4

This course introduces hands-on techniques and procedures for planning and opening a small business, including the personal qualities needed for entrepreneurship. Emphasis is placed on market research, finance, time management, and day-to-day activities of owning/operating a small business. Upon completion, students should be able to write and implement a viable business plan and seek funding.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None