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Business Course Descriptions

BUS 110 Introduction to Business

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
BUS 110 Course Outline

BUS 115 Business Law I

This course introduces the ethics and legal framework of business. Emphasis is on contracts, negotiable instruments, Uniform Commercial Code, and the workings of the court systems. Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical issues and laws covered to selected business decision-making situations. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
BUS 115 Course Outline

BUS 116 Business Law II

This course continues the study of ethics and business law. Emphasis is on bailments, sales, risk-bearing, forms of business ownership, and copyrights. Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical issues and laws covered to selected business decision-making situations.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: BUS 115
Corequisite: None
BUS 116 Course Outline

BUS 125 Personal Finance

This course provides a study of individual and family financial decisions. Emphasis is placed on building useful skills in buying, managing finances, increasing resources, and coping with current economic conditions. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a personal financial plan.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; MAT 070 or DMA 010, DMA 020, DMA 030, DMA 040, DMA 050, or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
BUS 125: Not Available

BUS 137 Principles of Management

This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Upon completion, students should be able to work as contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of management. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
BUS 137 Course Outline

BUS 139 Entrepreneurship I

This course provides an introduction to the principles of entrepreneurship.  Topics include self-analysis of entrepreneurship readiness, the role of entrepreneur in economic development, legal problems, organizational structure, sources of financing, budgeting, and cash flow.  Upon completion, students should have an understanding of the entrepreneurial process and issues faced by entrepreneurs.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090, or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
BUS 139: Course Outline: Not Available

BUS 153 Human Resource Management

This course introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee development, compensation planning, and employee relations. Upon completion, students should be able to anticipate and resolve human resource concerns.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 09 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
BUS 153 Course Outline

BUS 217 Employment Law and Regulations

This course introduces the principle laws and regulations affecting public and private organizations and their employees or prospective employees. Topics include fair employment practices, EEO, affirmative action, and employee rights and protections. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate organization policy for compliance and assure that decisions are not contrary to law.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 09 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
BUS 217: Course Outline: Not Available

BUS 225 Business Finance

This course provides an overview of business financial management. Emphasis is on financial statement analysis, time value of money, management of cash flow, risk and return, and sources of financing. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret and apply the principles of financial management.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 09 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test; ACC 120; MAT 143 or MAT 152.
Corequisite: None
BUS 225 Course Outline

BUS 234 Training and Development

This course covers developing, conducting, and evaluating employee training with attention to adult learning principles. Emphasis is on conducting a needs assessment, using various instructional approaches, designing the learning environment, and locating learning resources. Upon completion, students should be able to design, conduct, and evaluate a training program.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 09 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
BUS 234 Course Outline: Not Available

BUS 239 Business Applications Seminar

This course is designed as a capstone course for Business Administration majors. Emphasis is on decision making in the areas of management, marketing, production, purchasing, and finance. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the techniques, processes, and vital professional skills needed in the work place.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1; Lab, 2
Semester Hours Credit: 2
Prerequisites: ACC 120, BUS 115, BUS 137, BUS 225, MKT 120, and either ECO 251 or ECO 252
Corequisite: None
BUS 239 Course Outline

BUS 255 Organizational Behavior in Business

This course covers the impact of different management practices and leadership styles on worker satisfaction and morale, organizational effectiveness, productivity, and profitability. Topics include a discussion of formal and informal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and managing conflict and change. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze different types of interpersonal situations and determine an appropriate course of action.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0
Semester Hours Credit: 3
Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 09 or DRE 098; or satisfactory score on placement test
Corequisite: None
 BUS 255 Course Outline

 

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