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BUS 90 - 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 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
BUS 95 - 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 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
BUS 97 - 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 98 - 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
BUS 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
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 108 - Business Etiquette
Presents basic etiquette for individuals desiring to succeed in a business environment. Topics include manners, business attire, networking, socializing, and meeting protocol. Includes tips on how to handle basic issues associated with diversity, plurality, and cultural and family values. Discusses how contemporary displays of personal expressions may impact business relationships.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
BUS 110 - Business Protocol
Presents basic business etiquette, customs and protocol for individuals desiring to succeed in the global business environment. Presents information on new manners relating to diversity, plurality, family values, sexual freedom, substance abuse, hiring and firing practices. Discusses dress, language, communication traditions, socializing, traveling and meeting protocol.
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 121 - Business Mathematics I
Applies mathematical operations to business processes and problems. Reviews operations, equations, percents, sales and property taxes, insurance, checkbook and cash records, wage and payroll computations, depreciation, overhead, inventory turnover and valuation, financial statements, ratio analysis, commercial discounts, markup, and markdown.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 122 - Business Mathematics II
Applies mathematical operations to business processes and problems. Reviews basic statistics, distribution of profit and loss in partnerships, distribution of corporate dividends, simple interest, present value, bank discount notes, multiple payment plans, compound interest, annuities, sinking funds, and amortization.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 125 - Applied Business Mathematics
Applies mathematical operations to business process and problems such as wages and payroll, sales and property taxes, checkbook records and bank reconciliation, depreciation, overhead, distribution of profit and loss in partnerships, distribution of corporate dividends, commercial discounts, markup, markdown, simple interest, present values, bank discount notes, multiple payment plans, compound interest annuities, sinking funds, and amortization.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 130 - Maritime Logistics Afloat
Examines the technician and mid-level management responsibilities required to perform all tasks relative to maritime logistics operations afloat using current occupational standards for Logisticians. Discusses the three major areas of the Naval Supply System of Inventory, logistics, and financial management.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 131 - Maritime Logistics Ashore
Examines the technician and mid-level management responsibilities required to perform all tasks relative to ashore maritime logistics. Focuses on current occupational standards for Logisticians. Discusses the three major topic areas in the Naval Supply System of Inventory, logistics, and financial management.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 134 - Manufacturing Economics
Presents concepts of manufacturing economics and industrial accounting. Covers the major economic topics that pertain to precision machining manufacturing such as product costing, fixed/variable cost, allocation methods, and working capital management. Features the impact of cash, inventory, and relative range.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week. 1 credit.
1 credits
BUS 146 - Introduction to Labor Relations
Examines history of the labor unions, labor contracts, bargaining processes, philosophy of unionism; use of bargaining techniques for non-wage issues; legal, social, and economic context of labor-management relations; responsibilities and duties of unions and management; analysis of public policy, and current state of the labor movement.
Lecture 3 hour per week.
3 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 149 - Workplace Ethics
Provides a broad overview of ethics in the modern day business world including workforce skill building and self awareness through group discussions. Discusses workplace topics such as diversity, substance abuse, hiring and firing and workplace practices, appropriate dress, communication, business ethics, and interviewing.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
BUS 156 - Introduction to Operating Management
Introduces quantitative methods to control cost. Analyzes cost concepts and behavior from a managerial viewpoint. Applies quantitative tools such as PERT, linear programming, transportation models, and queuing theory. Encourages use of microcomputer.
Lecture 3 hour per week.
3 credits
BUS 160 - Legal Aspects of Small Business Operations
Covers the functional areas of business law, specifically as it applies to small business. Provides the students with a working knowledge of business contracts, agency relationships, and product liability. Provides a knowledge base for small business owners to overcome problems that are individually within their abilities. Covers selection of professional assistance for problems of a more serious nature.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 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 190 - 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 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 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 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. 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 198 - 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
BUS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
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 201 - Organizational Behavior
Presents a behaviorally oriented course combining the functions of management with the psychology of leading and managing people. Focuses on the effective use of human resources through understanding human motivation and behavior patterns, conflict management and resolution, group functioning and process, the psychology of decision-making, and the importance of recognizing and managing change.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 202 - Applied Management Principles
Focuses on management practices and issues. May use case studies and/or management decision models to analyze problems in developing and implementing a business strategy while creating and maintaining competitive advantage. Prerequisite: BUS 200.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 204 - Project Management
Provides students with knowledge of essential skills and techniques necessary to lead or participate in projects assigned to managerial personnel. Covers time and task scheduling, resource management, problem solving strategies and other areas related to managing a project.
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 206 - Advanced Project Management
Provides students with in-depth knowledge and advanced skills and techniques necessary to lead projects assigned to project managers. Covers project initiating, project planning, project executing, project monitoring and controlling, and project closing.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Total 3-4 hours per week.
Prerequisite BUS 204
3-4 credits
BUS 208 - Quality and Productivity Management
Focuses on the key quality improvement concepts regarding products and services, customers and suppliers, and systems and processes that make quality a part of the work life of an organization. Emphasizes the role of teams and a variety of quality improvement tools, charts, matrices, and diagrams.
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 211 - Managing Technology Resources
Covers basic technology concepts, selection of vendors, evaluation of hardware/software solutions, identification and establishment of technology standards, and basic project management. Emphasizes development of policies and procedures to effectively and efficiently manage information technology. Provides techniques to enable the student to leverage technology to benefit the organization. Includes the completion of a detailed technology plan for an organization and/or department.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 212 - Disaster Recovery Planning for Managers
Covers developing a plan for an organization to get computer operations back to their pre-existing state as soon as possible after a disaster. Covers documenting existing technology and the complete steps in the disaster recovery process. Emphasis on policies and procedures to prevent the loss of data and elimination of system downtime. Includes the completion of a disaster recovery plan for an organization and/or department.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 214 - Compensation Management
Introduces the various components of employee compensation systems and their role in attracting and retaining good employees. Teaches how to develop and evaluate employee compensation systems that serve the needs of the workforce and the organization. Covers strategic perspectives, internal alignment and consistency, external competitiveness, employee contributions, and compliance.
Lecture Hours: 3, Total Contact Hours: 3
3 credits
BUS 215 - Purchasing and Materials Management
Teaches the principles of effective purchasing and management of materials and equipment. Includes determination of requirements, source selection, pricing, value analysis, contracting, inventory management, and equipment requisition decisions.
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 217 - Employee Training and Development
Teaches the fundamentals of human resource development (HRD) theory and practice in the organization. Examines adult learning theory, the concept of the learning organization, the role of training and development in the workplace and adult learning models. Focuses on applications of HRD principles to develop effective training programs for technical skills and management development.
Lecture Hours: 3, Total Contact Hours: 3
3 credits
BUS 218 - Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Retention
Examines the fundamentals of successful recruitment, staffing, and retention. Focuses on job analysis, behavioral interviewing, assessing candidates, background investigations, legislative compliance, equal employment opportunity and Affirmative Action requirements, economic conditions that impact staffing, short-term and long-term strategy and planning, internal and external recruiting, and career planning.
Lecture Hours: 3, Total Contact Hours: 3
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 222 - Business Statistics II
Continues study of inferential statistics and application of statistical techniques and methodology in business. Includes analysis of variance, regression and correlation measurement of business and economic activity through the use of index numbers, trend, cyclical, and seasonal effects and the Chi-Square distribution and other non-parametric techniques. Prerequisite BUS 221 or division approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 223 - Distribution and Transportation
Examines the background and history of transportation, emphasizing the fundamental role and importance the industry plays in companies, society, and the environment in which transportation service is provided. Provides an overview of carrier operations, management, technology, and strategies including transportation regulations and public policy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 224 - Statistical Analysis for Business
Discusses the business statistics topics typically covered in business degree programs. Covers frequency distributions, descriptive measures, probability concepts, probability distributions, sampling, hypotheses testing for means and proportions, Chi-square distribution, simple linear regression and briefly, multiple linear regression.
Credits - 4 Lecture - 4 hours Total 4 hours per week.
Prerequisite MTH 163
4 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 226 - Computer Business Applications
Provides a practical application of software packages, including spreadsheets, word processing, database management, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of programs in accounting techniques, word processing, and management science application. Prerequisite: keyboarding competence.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 227 - Quantitative Methods
Includes overview of quantitative methods in business decision-making, simple and multiple regression and correlation analysis, time series analysis and business forecasting, decision analysis, linear programming, transportation and assignment methods, and network models. May include computer applications. Prerequisite MTH 163 or division approval.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 230 - International Business Practice Firm
Uses an international business model that prepares student to work as team members in a simulated business firm operating in a virtual economy. Provides tools for students to perform various business functions as their firm transacts business with other students operating business practice firms throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Involves students in decision making, critical thinking, and team activities. Prerequisite: Advanced status and computer literacy.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-3 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
BUS 234 - Supply Chain Management
Examines the process of planning, organizing, and controlling the flow of materials and services from supplier to end users/ customers. Focuses on coordinating supply management, operations and integrated logistics into a seamless pipeline to maintain a continual flow of products and services.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 235 - Business Letter Writing
Applies composition principles to business correspondence, employment documents, and reports (including presentation of data in various chart formats). Focuses on preparing effective communications with customers, suppliers, employees, the public, and other business contacts.
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 240 - Introduction to Business Law
Presents an introduction to the American legal system, including an overview of the courts, civil and criminal law. Develops an in-depth understanding of contracts, agency law, and business organizations. Also includes an overview of property, UCC Sales, and Commercial Paper.
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 251 - Coaching and Development in a Customer Care Center
Provides an understanding of the coaching skills necessary for attaining customer care centers goals. Includes the coach's role in facilitating goals within a set timeframe. Teaches ways to identify focus areas to meet quality performance goals. Includes feedback and evaluation techniques for customer care center effectiveness.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
BUS 252 - Customer Care Center Operations Management
Examines key performance indicators, customer care center planning and management processes, and customer care center technology and facilities management. Examines planning and management processes upon which customer care center operations depend, including forecasting, staffing and scheduling. Examines site selection, customer care center design, health and safety issues, and disaster recovery principles.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 253 - Quality Assurance in Customer Care Centers
Covers quality assurance in customer care centers and teaches specific and measurable performance standards that are the cornerstone of a successful customer care center monitoring program. Encompasses the establishment of performance standards that lead to quality contacts. Teaches techniques for creating new performance objectives, revitalizing existing standards, and determining performance targets that will best communicate priorities.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
BUS 254 - Customer Care Center Trainer
Focuses on product knowledge and sales techniques including training methods used for new employees and on an ongoing basis. Includes the evaluating of current training programs, ways to improving the training process, and how to measure training effectiveness.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
BUS 255 - Inventory and Warehouse Management
Emphasizes the relationships of inventory and warehouse management to customer service and profitability of the wholesale distributor. Focuses on the role of computerized systems and resulting information for effective management of inventory and the warehouse under various conditions.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
BUS 260 - Planning for Small Business
Provides knowledge of the development of a business plan, which can be used to acquire capital and serve as a management guide. Combines knowledge that has been acquired in the areas of planning, management, and finance using pro forma statements and marketing. Covers internet searching techniques. Recommended as a capstone course.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 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 266 - Production and Operations Management
Examines the process by which both goods and services- producing businesses, many not-for-profit institutions, and governmental agencies transform resources into an end product to meet the demands of customers or clients. Includes a survey of some of the quantitative methods involved in the process.
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 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
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 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. 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
BUS 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits