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BUS 1010 Introduction to Business (3) fallThe 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 Publisher.
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 accounting; 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: ACC 2121 or 1020 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 2440 Introduction to Business Law (3) fall/springThis 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 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
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: AH except for Business students) Prerequisite: ENG 1061 or equivalent 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.