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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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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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
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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 218 Detailed Outline
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 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
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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 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 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 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 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 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
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