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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2018 term.

BUS 111 Fundamentals of Finance

Study of basic methods and quantitative tools of Business Finance. Short and long term investment decision making for businesses and individuals.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND ACC 112 or higher ACC course

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 113 Human Resource Management

This course provides a broad overview of relevant human resource management concepts, incorporating legal and ethical issues. Topics include staffing, hiring, training and development, performance evaluation, employee terminations, compensation and benefits, union versus non-union workforces, and workforce diversity issues.
BUS 113 and RMC 113 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 115 Elements of Supervision

This course introduces the role of the supervisor and how it fits in the overall management of an organization. Emphasis is on how the supervisor can impact a department's productivity. Topics will include: supervisory planning, time management, organizing and delegating tasks, training and coaching employees, Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines, labor relations, managing conflict and stress in the work environment, creating a safe and healthy work environment, and productivity improvement.
BUS 115 and RMC 115 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 119 Personal Finance

This course covers the basics of financial planning, including budgeting, managing expenses, investments, insurance, estate planning, retirement planning and tax planning. Basic investment principles, such as forms of risk, historical returns, and risk/return tradeoff are explored. The major investment alternatives, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and real estate, are examined.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 121 Introduction to Business

This course provides a broad overview of the principles, functions and careers in business. Topics included are: economics, global business, ethics, business structures, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, accounting, finance and operations management.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 122 Principles of Marketing

Introduction to marketing fundamentals, nature of competition, basic marketing problems, policies of business enterprises, and marketing operation planning.
NOTE: Prior or concurrent enrollment in BUS 121 is strongly recommended.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 131 Entrepreneurship

This course focuses on the entrepreneurial process and prepares students for developing a mindset for thinking creatively. The course examines the concepts and tools related to the development of new entrepreneurial ventures, including developing an idea, starting a new venture, growing the venture, successfully harvesting (selling) it and starting again. In a pragmatic way, students are engaged to discover critical aspects of entrepreneurship and what level of competencies, experience, attitudes, resources, and networks are required to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: BUS 121

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 132 Business Ethics

This course introduces students to the principal ethical theories and concepts of human conduct and character and will provide a critical evaluation of these theories and concepts as they apply to particular moral problems and business decision making and policy. The class will evaluate the principles, values and standards that guide behavior in the business world. Students will study and analyze various business scenarios to determine ethical and non-ethical behavior. This course will include a large amount of case study work to aid students in identifying ethical behavior in the current business environment and provide opportunities to practice sound ethical decision making.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness Recommended: BUS 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 212 Business to Business Marketing

Business to Business (B2B) Marketing provides students with an understanding of how to market products and services to organizations rather than consumers. Market development, market mix concepts and target market planning are studied.

Prerequisite: BUS 121 or BUS 122

Typically Offered: Offered fall only

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 213 Principles of Professional Selling

An efficient, skilled sales force can positively impact every organization. Principles of Professional Selling provides students with the skills to efficiently and effectively communicate value and develop long-term relationships with customers and prospects. Students will see how a win-win customer relationship develops. They will learn to recognize a problem, develop solutions, and provide the important post-sale service and support.

Prerequisite: BUS 121

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 214 Advertising

This course provides an understanding of advertising within the integrated marketing communications of the firm. Principles and practical applications of promotional research, consumer behavior, media identification and selection, creative strategy, copyrighting, layout, budgeting and legal aspects of advertising and promotion will be covered. Students will develop an advertising campaign for a single product, service or small business.

Prerequisite: BUS 121

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 215 Operations Management

This class will give students a broad, practical perspective towards the field of Operations Management, a core business function. Students will examine concepts and problems encountered in planning, operating and controlling the production of goods and services. Topics include scheduling, inventory management, logistics, quality assurance, supply chain management, facility location and the use of state of the art computer systems to better manage operations.
BUS 215 and SCM 215 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: Basic Algebra Readiness and BUS 121

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 219 Small Business Management

This course is focused on the role of small business in our society, the problems and opportunities connected with starting a new venture, and the management skills required to successfully operate the on-going business. Students will explore the strategic and organizational factors that lead to profitability and growth. The course is intended to meet the needs of those now managing a small business, those considering the possibilities of entrepreneurship and those who wish to learn more about how small businesses operate.

Prerequisite: BUS 121 (C or better) or Department Consent

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 221 Business Law I

This course introduces principles of American law governing business and personal transactions. Areas covered include contracts and agency. The course also introduces the American legal environment: the court system, administrative agency procedures, and government regulation in the areas of antitrust, employment and consumer transactions.

Prerequisite: BUS 121 or PLS 110

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 222 Business Law II/Corporate and Securities Law

This course provides an overview of various forms of business structures; including sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations as well as other forms of business. Additional topics covered include the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), leases, secured transactions and the laws administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The student will learn how to draft documents that are important to these fields of law.
BUS 222 and PLS 212 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: PLS 110 (C or better) or BUS 221

Typically Offered: Offered spring and summer only

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 223 Principles of Management

This course is a study of management theories, emphasizing the management functions of planning, decision-making, organizing, leading and controlling which are relevant in a variety of organizations. Emphasis is on theories, concepts, and models related to these key management functions with the intent to better understand the manager's role in contributing to an organization's desired objectives.

Prerequisite: BUS 121

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 233 Management Skills

This course focuses on the actions of managers as they perform their planning/leading/organizing/controlling responsibilities. Students in this course will both study and practice critical management competencies. These competencies include problem-solving, relationship building, motivating, leading teams, performance management, conflict resolution, delegating, and change management.
AOS 233 and BUS 233 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: BUS 121 or AOS 214 or Department Consent.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 237 Managerial Communication

This course will guide students in developing the communication skills needed to be successful as a manager. The course is organized in a workshop format, in which students develop, refine and practice communication skills used by successful managers. The course includes a focus on both oral and written skills used in business at a management level. The content of the course will also include a focus on organization, non-verbal (both delivery and listening) and presentation skills. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to prepare written business documents such as proposals, memos, and emails; organize and conduct meetings and write meeting minutes; and make formal and informal business presentations. Students will have developed communication skills that effectively inform and persuade their audience in addition to enhancing their credibility as managers.
AOS 237, BUS 237 and RMC 237 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: AOS 111 or ENG 121

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 238 Project Management

This course will focus on the concepts and tools related to the management of projects within organizations. Students will examine all phases of project management including planning, scheduling, control, and termination. Topics include writing project plans, developing work breakdown structures, project scheduling, resource management, earned value analysis, and project risk management.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic Algebra Readiness Recommended: BUS 121

Typically Offered: Offered fall and spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

Open BUS 238 Class Schedule

  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 239 Social Media/Social Networking in Business

This course provides an introduction to the use of social media and social networking within a business context. The course provides an overview of the role of social media and networking in building and managing customer relationships as a component of the marketing program. Students will develop the tools to communicate with customers using the major social network platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and blogs.
AOS 239 and BUS 239 are cross-listed.

Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness

Typically Offered: Offered spring only.

Offered Spring 2018: Yes

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  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00

BUS 299 Selected Topics in Business

This course is designed to provide students with more information about specialized areas of business. These areas may be current issues that are of a career or management development nature.
NOTE: Topics will be identified for each section of the course; prerequisite depends upon the selected topic.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2018: No

  • Subject:
    BUS
  • Units:
    3.00


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