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BUS 100 - Introduction to Business
Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 106 - Security Awareness for Managers
Covers concepts and terminology related to information security and risk assessment. Topics cover perspective from a manager and end-user's point of view and will include the identification of security threats, types of hardware/software solutions available and identifying policies and procedures to reduce the severity of security attacks. Includes the completion of a risk assessment and security plan for an organization and/or department.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 111 - Principles of Supervision I
Teaches the fundamentals of supervision, including the primary responsibilities of the supervisor. Introduces factors relating to the work of supervisor and subordinates. Covers aspects of leadership, job management, work improvement, training and orientation, performance evaluation, and effective employee/ supervisor relationships.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
BUS 112 - Principles of Supervision II
Develops skills in carrying out the responsibilities of a supervisor including interviewing, evaluating and disciplining, and problem-solving techniques. Prerequisite BUS 111.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
BUS 116 - Entrepreneurship
Presents the various steps considered necessary when going into business. Includes areas such as product-service analysis, market research evaluation, setting up books, ways to finance startup, operations of the business, development of business plans, buyouts versus starting from scratch, and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 117 - Leadership Development
Covers interpersonal relations in hierarchical structures. Examines the dynamics of teamwork, motivation, handling change and conflict and how to achieve positive results through others.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 118 - Concepts of Supervision
Teaches the five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Includes instruction in leadership skills, problem-solving and decision-making, effective communications, dealing with conflict and employee relations, time management, delegation, and motivation.
Lecture 3-4 hours per week.
3-4 credits
BUS 147 - Introduction to Business Information Systems
Provides an overview of business information systems. Introduces computer hardware, software, procedures, systems, and human resources, and explores their integration and application in business. Discusses fundamentals and applications of computer problem-solving and programming.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 165 - Small Business Management
Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses. Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business, and identifies the elements comprising a business plan. Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls, developing a marketing strategy, managing business operations, and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BUS 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BUS 200 - Principles of Management
Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 205 - Human Resource Management
Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel, forecasting, job analysis, job descriptions, training methods and programs, employee evaluation systems, compensation, benefits, and labor relations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 209 - Continuous Quality Improvement
Presents the different philosophies in Quality Control. Introduces students to Process Improvement, Team Development, Consensus Building, and Problem-Solving strategies. Identifies methods for Process Improvement in manufacturing and service organizations which includes Statistical Process Control when used in the quality control function of business and industry.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 210 - Total Quality Statistical Tools
Provides basic introduction to probability, statistics, and the foundation of quality, followed by in-depth training in the construction use, and interpretation of control charts. Includes both "variable" and "attribute" control charting techniques as well as an introduction to process capability.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 216 - Probability and Statistics for Business and Economics
Introduces methods of probability assessment and statistical inference. Includes data collection and presentation; descriptive statistics; basic probability concepts; discrete and continuous probability distributions; decision theory; sampling and estimation; and hypothesis testing. Emphasizes business and economic applications. Utilizes computer software as a tool for problem solving.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 220 - Introduction to Business Statistics
Introduces statistics as a tool in decision-making. Emphasizes ability to collect, present, and analyze data. Employs measures of central tendency and dispersion, statistical inference, index numbers, probability theory, and time series analysis.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 221 - Business Statistics I
Focuses on statistical methodology in the collection, organization, presentation, and analysis of data; concentrates on measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability concepts and distribution, sampling, statistical estimation, normal and T distribution and hypotheses for means and proportions. Prerequisite MTH 163 or division approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 225 - Applied Business Statistics
Introduces statistics as a tool in decision making. Emphasizes ability to collect, present, and analyze data. Employs measures of central tendency and dispersion, statistical inference, index number, and time series analysis.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 236 - Communication in Management
Introduces the functions of communication in management with emphasis on gathering, organizing, and transmitting facts and ideas. Teaches the basic techniques of effective oral and written communication.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 241 - Business Law I
Develops a basic understanding of the US business legal environment. Introduces property and contract law, agency and partnership liability, and government regulatory law. Students will be able to apply these legal principles to landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights issues, employment relationships, and other business transactions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 242 - Business Law II
Focuses on business organization and dissolution, bankruptcy and Uniform Commercial Code. Introduces international law and the emerging fields of E-Commerce and Internet Law.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 265 - Ethical Issues in Management
Examines the legal, ethical, and social responsibilities of management. May use cases to develop the ability to think and act responsibly.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 270 - Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business Organization
Focuses on intra-and interpersonal effectiveness in the business organization. Includes topics such as planning and running effective meetings, networking and politicking, coaching and mentoring, making effective and ethical decisions, developing interpersonal skills that are essential to effective managers, and to improve skills in verbal, non-verbal, and written communication.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 280 - Introduction to International Business
Studies the problems, challenges, and opportunities which arise when business operations or organizations transcend national boundaries. Examines the functions of international business in the economy, international and transnational marketing, production, and financial operations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 285 - Current Issues in Management
Designed as a capstone course for management majors, the course is designed to provide an integrated perspective of the current issues and trends in business management. Contemporary issues will be explored in a highly participatory class environment.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BUS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BUS 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-6 credits
BUS 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits