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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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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 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 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 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 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
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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 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 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 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
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