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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 206 Detailed Outline
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 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 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 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 - Business Analytics
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.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTH 163 or division approval.
3 credits
BUS 227 Detailed Outline
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 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 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 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 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