Business

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

BUS 100 : Introduction to Business

This is a survey course designed to acquaint the student with American business as a dynamic process in a global setting. Topics include the private enterprise system, forms of business ownership, marketing, factors of production, personnel, labor, finance, and taxation.

Credits

3

BUS 105 : Customer Services

This course presents the foundations required for developing skills and knowledge to work effectively with internal and external customers. The students will gain an understanding of the skills, attitudes, and thinking patterns needed to win customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Credits

3

BUS 146 : Personal Finance

This course is a survey of topics of interest to the consumer. Topics include budgeting, financial institutions, basic income tax, credit, consumer protection, insurance, house purchase, retirement planning, estate planning, investing, and consumer purchases.

Credits

3

BUS 150 : Business Math

This course is a study of practical business mathematics. Topics include fundamental processes of arithmetic with emphasis on decimals and percentages, markup, discounts, bank reconciliation, simple and compound interest, discounting notes, depreciation methods, and present value.

Credits

3

BUS 177 : Salesmanship

This course provides an introduction to the principles and practices of ethical salesmanship. Topics include industrial and retail selling methods of market analysis, professional salesmanship and sales methods, consumer types, attitudes, and behavior.

Credits

3

BUS 186 : Elements of Supervision

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of supervision. Topics include the functions of management, responsibilities of the supervisor, management-employee relations, organization structure, project management, and employee training and rating.

Credits

3

BUS 188 : Personal Development

This course provides strategies for personal and professional development. Topics include business etiquette, personal appearance, interviewing techniques, and development of a self-concept necessary for business success.

Credits

3

BUS 189 : Human Relationships

This course enables employees to better understand actions and motivations within the organizational structure. Topics include general principles of human behavior operating in the workplace.

Credits

3

BUS 215 : Business Communication

This course covers written, oral and nonverbal communications. Topics include the application of communication principles to the production of clear, correct, and logically organized faxes, e-mail, memos, letters, resumes, reports, and other business communications.

Credits

3

BUS 241 : Principles of Accounting I

This course is designed to provide a basic theory of accounting principles and practices used by service and merchandising enterprises. Emphasis is placed on financial accounting, including the accounting cycle, and financial statement preparation analysis.

Credits

3

BUS 242 : Principles of Accounting II

This course is a continuation of BUS 241. In addition to a study of financial accounting, this course also places emphasis upon managerial accounting, with coverage of corporations, statement analysis, introductory cost accounting, and use of information for planning, control, and decision-making.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 246 : Computerized Accounting

This course utilizes the microcomputer in a study of accounting principles and practices. Emphasis is on the preparation and analysis of financial statements, measuring business activity, and making rational business decisions.

Prerequisites

BUS 248 : Managerial Accounting

This course is designed to familiarize the student with management concepts and techniques of industrial accounting procedures. Emphasis is placed on cost behavior, contribution approach to decision-making, budgeting, overhead analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, and cost accounting systems.

Credits

3

BUS 263 : The Legal and Social Environment of Business

This course provides an overview of the legal and social environment for business operations with emphasis on contemporary issues and their subsequent impact on business. Topics include the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the legislative process, civil and criminal law, administrative agencies, trade regulations, consumer protection, contracts, employment and personal property.

Credits

3

BUS 271 : Business Statistics I

This is an introductory study of basic statistical concepts applied to economic and business problems. Topics include the collection, classification, and presentation of data, statistical description and analysis of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary probability, sampling, estimation and introduction to hypothesis testing.

Credits

3

BUS 272 : Business Statistics II

This course is a continuation of BUS 271. Topics include sampling theory, statistical interference, regression and correlation, Chi Square, analysis of variance, time series index numbers, and decision theory.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 275 : Principles of Management

This course provides a basic study of the principles of management. Topics include planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling with emphasis on practical business applications.

Credits

3

BUS 276 : Human Resource Management

This course provides an overview of the responsibilities of the supervisor of human resources. Topics include the selection, placement, testing, orientation, training, rating, promotion, and transfer of employees.

Credits

3

BUS 277 : Current Trends in Business

This course offers study of current problems, issues, and developments in the area of management. Students are guided through individual projects and outside research related to their areas of concentration and employment training.

Credits

3

BUS 279 : Small Business Management

This course provides an overview of the creation and operation of a small business. Topics include buying a franchise, starting a business, identifying capital resources, understanding markets, managing customer credit, managing accounting systems, budgeting systems, inventory systems, purchasing insurance, and the importance of appropriate legal counsel.

Credits

3

BUS 285 : Principles of Marketing

This course provides a general overview of the field of marketing. Topics include marketing strategies, channels of distribution, marketing research, and consumer behavior.

Credits

3

BUS 296 : Business Internship I

This course sequence allows the student to apply knowledge and skills in a real-world work place. Evaluation is based upon a well-developed portfolio, job-site visits by the instructor, the employer’s evaluation of the student, and the development and assessment by the student of a learning contract.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Minimum 6 semester hours completed. Minimum GPA 2.0.

BUS 298 : Directed Studies I

This course offers independent study under faculty supervision. Emphasis is placed on subject relevancy and student interest and need.

Credits

3

BUS 299 : Directed Studies II

This course offers independent study under faculty supervision. Emphasis is placed on subject relevancy and student interest and need.

Credits

3