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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 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 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 115 or MAT 140.

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 235  Performance Management

This course includes the legal background for performance management and the basic methodology used in developing and validating a performance management system. Emphasis is on job analysis, job descriptions, appraisal instruments, and action plans. Upon completion, students should be able to develop, implement, and maintain a comprehensive performance management system.

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 240  Business Ethics

This course introduces contemporary and controversial ethical issues facing the business community. Topics include moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and moral development. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of their moral responsibilities and obligations as members of the workforce and society.

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 240 Course Outline

BUS 245  Entrepreneurship II

This course is designed to allow the student to develop a business plan.  Topics include the need for a business plan, sections of the plan, writing the plan, and how to find assistance in preparing the plan.  Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement a business plan based on sound entrepreneurship principles.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: BUS 139

Corequisite: None

BUS 245 Course Outline: Not Available

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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