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BUS 100 - Introduction to Business
Exposes students to the functions and topics of modern business, including economics, management, finance, accounting, marketing, production, international business, small business, and other areas of general business interest. Guides students in establishing a viable business vocabulary, fostering critical and analytical thinking, and refining business decision-making skills.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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 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 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. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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 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 224 - Business Statistics
Introduces methods of probability assessment and statistical inference. Includes data presentation; descriptive statistics; basic probability concepts; discrete and continuous probability distributions; decision theory; estimation and sampling distributions; Central Limit Theorem; simple linear regression and hypothesis testing for a single sample or population. Emphasizes business and economic applications. Utilizes computer software as a tool for problem-solving.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: MTH 161
3 credits
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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. Students will be required to use computer applications.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
Prerequisite: BUS 224 or MTH 245.
3 credits
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BUS 240 - Introduction to Business Law
Provides an introduction to the American legal system and the use of law to achieve economic and social goals. Highlights ethical principles and legal reasoning underlying the rights and obligations of business relationships and their effect on business decision-making. Emphasizes fundamental principles of government regulation and the court system, constitutional law, torts, criminal law, contracts, agency, employment, and property law.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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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
Focuses on intra- and interpersonal communication effectiveness in the business organization. Includes topics such as planning and running effective meetings, networking and politicking, coaching and mentoring, making effectual and ethical decisions, developing team-building strategies, and practicing proficient skills in verbal, non-verbal, and written communications.
Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
3 credits
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