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Business (BUS)

BUS 1010  Introduction to Business  (3)                                                                   fall
The focus of this course is to survey the interconnected disciplines of economics, management, marketing, finance, operations, and information technology. The course will also facilitate college success strategies such as note-taking, time management, test-taking, and study skills. Students will be introduced to assignments typical of higher level business courses with the goal to develop effective oral and written communication, critical thinking, problem solving, interpersonal skills, and personal and professional ethical behavior; 3 hours of lecture per week.  Prerequisite: None

BUS 1051  Information Processing I  (3)                                                                   fall
Students will develop intermediate-level skills in keyboarding, file management, Moodle, and Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Students will plan, prepare, edit, and perfect business letters, memos, charts/tables, reports, and announcements using Word. Students will plan, prepare, and design visuals using PowerPoint; 1 hour of lecture, 4 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

BUS 1052  Information Processing II  (3)                                                            spring
Students will create professional level documents using Microsoft’s Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Creative Suite. Students will become familiar with Web 2.0 technologies and use Web 2.0 tools for communication and collaboration; 1 hour of lecture, 4 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: BUS 1051 or equivalent skills

BUS 2020  Principles of Management  (3)                                                                fall
This course is an introduction to philosophy, principles, and techniques of management. Students will examine classical, modern, and emerging concepts as they relate to today’s manager and the functional processes of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling resources. Learning experiences may include case studies, team experiences, and simulations; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None

BUS 2131  Business Communication Technology  (3)                                           fall
This course will focus on writing business communication typical to today’s professional workplace. Students will plan, write, and design letters, memos, e-mail messages, and instant messages. Students will use Web 2.0 technology and tools for communication and collaboration and will review research methods and citations. Students will learn job search skills which include researching the job market, writing a resume/cover letter, and preparing for job interviews; 2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: None

BUS 2132  Management Applications  (3)                                                          spring
This course will focus on leadership theories and techniques applied with emphasis on the action skills that managers need for success. Course topics include leadership styles and strategies; meeting management; and parliamentary procedure. Students will describe the components of an effective business meeting and be able to conduct and participate in a meeting according to the Robert’s Rules of Order;  2 hours of lecture, 2 hours of laboratory per week.  Prerequisite: None

BUS 2140  Personal Finance  (3)                                                                 as required
This course is a study of the tools used in personal financial planning. The student is introduced to the process used by professional planners and shown how this can be helpful in planning their own financial futures; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: SS) Prerequisite: None

BUS 2210  Small Business Management  (3)                                              fall/spring
This course explores the practical aspects of organizing and managing a small business. The goal of the course is to equip students with the knowledge necessary to make informed business decisions. Students will examine how to analyze a business and improve its management. The course covers the basic concepts of accounting, finance, cash management, business law, government regulations, taxes, and marketing; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None

BUS 2230  Principles of Marketing  (3)                                                               spring
This course examines the role of marketing as it relates to manufacturing, wholesale, retail, and service businesses. Emphasis is placed on a study of the marketing mix of product, place, pricing, and promotion. Students will learn marketing strategies well suited to small business operation; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None

BUS 2260  Principles of Financial Management  (3)                                               fall
This course is designed to build on the knowledge from basic accounting. Students apply tools learned in this course to develop a conceptual and analytical understanding of financial management. The emphasis is on learning decision-making techniques. 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: ACC 1020 or 2121

BUS 2270  Organizational Communications  (4)                                                     fall
This class offers a hands-on approach to learning the role, the process, and the skills of interpersonal, group, and public communications in professional and organizational settings. The distinctive feature and objective of the course is to understand the role of people in the organizational communication process, both individually and in work groups. Students will learn the psychology of face-to-face communication, the role of non-verbal communication, teamwork, effective listening, and professional behavior. Students will plan, prepare, and present an individual oral presentation and a team oral presentation and will attend a formal business dinner; 4 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None [Course fee: $50]

BUS 2410  Human Resource Management  (3)                                                  spring
This course emphasizes selecting, training, and evaluating personnel; wages, benefits, and bargaining units; motivation, morale, and human relations; and personnel problems in the workplace; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: None

BUS 2450  Introduction to Business Law  (3)                                              fall/spring
This course is designed to familiarize students with the law as it relates to business. Following the Uniform Commercial Code, such topics as contracts, negotiable instruments, agency bailment, real property, and insurance are covered; 3 hours of lecture per week. (General Education: SS) Prerequisite: None

BUS 2720  Business Seminar  (3)                                                                        spring
This is a capstone course for associate degree students. It integrates skills and knowledge developed through coursework and research. Students will work in teams to select a topic for an oral presentation. Students will research the topic extensively and prepare several written assignments. A final team oral presentation will be judged by college staff members and business professionals; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

BUS 3080  Airline Operations  & Management  (3)                                                   fall
Students obtain a broad perspective of airline operations and management.  Topics include the role of air transportation in global economic development, alternative strategic approaches to route structure and product design, fleet selection, finance, and revenue management.  Distribution systems including the role of travel agencies, freight forwarders, global distribution systems, and Internet portals are explored.  The regulatory foundation of international aviation, the effects of liberalization and privatization, and emerging global alliances receive attention; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing

BUS 3150  Production & Operations Management  (3)                                           fall
This course provides students with overview of the concepts, methodologies, and applications of production and operations management as an evolving discipline, with roots in industrial engineering, behavioral theories of management, quantitative methods, and other functional areas of business; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: MAT 2021 and junior standing or instructor permission

BUS 3250  Organizational Behavior and Management  (3)                               spring
This course provides an understanding of the structure and function of human behavior in organizations. The course explores the behavioral influences impacting productivity, organizational effectiveness, and efficiency. Behavior is examined at the individual, small group, and organizational levels. Topics include perception, motivation, negotiation, decision-making, communication, job design, power, politics, and organizational culture; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: BUS 2020

BUS 3260  Investments and Portfolio Management  (3)                          as required
This course examines investment in stocks, bonds, governments, warrants, options, and collectibles. Topics include investment setting; securities valuation and analysis; security markets and regulations; and portfolio constraints; 3 hours of lecture per week.(General Education: SS except for Business majors) Prerequisite: BUS 2260 and ACC 1020 or 2121

BUS 3410  Business Ethics  (3)                                                                                  fall
This course is designed to introduce students to the general field of ethics and to apply ethical thinking to the business environment. An overview of modern ethical thought is provided with specific cases and scenarios presented which students asses from legal, moral, and economic perspectives; 3 hours of lecture per week.  (General Education: SS) Prerequisite: ENG 1061 or equivalent

BUS 4080  Business Policy & Strategy Development  (3)                       as required
This capstone course focuses on both the analysis of an organization’s internal and external environments and on the development of appropriate corporate, business, and function level strategies. The case study method is used extensively, with emphasis placed on policy formulation, strategic implementation, and control. Both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations are included; 3 hours of lecture  per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing

BUS 4310  Business Information Architecture  (3)                                                  fall
Students will learn and apply theory, process, design, and development to create effective, user-centered oral, written, and electronic communications. The course will focus on the convergence of communication; Web 2.0 technology and tools; and the impact on business applications such as letters, memos, e-mail messages, instant messages, podcasts, social media, and oral presentations. Students will review research methods and citations; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing or instructor permission

BUS 4510  Business Management Through IT  (3)                                   as required
Students examine the role of information technology in the conduct of business and the managerial uses of information at the operational, tactical, and strategic levels of decision-making. Topics focus on the use of IT to facilitate business change in policy and practice. The course includes discussion of the importance of communications to today’s business organization and the role of the non-IT professional in systems development; 3 hours of lecture  per week. Prerequisite: BUS 2020

BUS 4530  Technical Project Management  (3)                                                   spring
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of project management. Because of the wide nature of the topic and the limited time of the course, coverage will be broad. This course emphasizes and follows the Project Management Institute (PMI) model of project management; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor permission

BUS 4730  Senior Project  (3)                                                                               spring
This is a capstone course that integrates knowledge and skills developed through other coursework and life experience. The course will focus on special topics in business and a specific business issue or problem. Students will work in cross-functional teams to select a project which involves solving a common business problem. Students will research the topic extensively and prepare a team oral presentation of their solution. Presentations will be judged by business and industry professionals. Students will also prepare written documentation as part of their project; 3 hours of lecture per week. Prerequisite: Senior standing



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