BUS 110 - Introduction to Business 3 credits
Course surveys the basic principles of business including formation, strategy, and structure. Course is open only to students with no previous credits in the business department.
BUS 120 - Principles of Management 3 credits; Offered both spring and fall semester
Students are involved with the discussion of organized structure, personnel administration, and management theory and practice.
BUS 164 - Leadership and Supervisory Skills 3 credits
This course is for the business or non-business major who is concerned with a most important skill in the workplace today: the ability to effectively lead or supervise people at work.
Students learn and practice skills in exercises and with case studies. Team/group leadership is emphasized along with one-on-one supervisory skills. Topics include group dynamics, motivation, communication, decision making, and leadership styles.
BUS 220 – 221 - Quantitative Business Analysis I and II 3 credits each semester; Offered both spring and fall semesterPrerequisite: Completion of math requirements; BUS 220 is a prerequisite to BUS 221.
This course reviews the collection and presentation of data; measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability; sampling distributions; and statistical inference and correlation. Time series analysis and forecasting also are included in the course materials.
BUS 231 - Personal Finance 3 credits; Offered spring semester
Students learn individual and family financial planning. Topics discussed are budgeting, credit, real estate, stocks and bonds, insurance, and estate planning.
BUS 232 - Sports Management 3 credits; Offered fall semester
This course introduces students to the basic tenets of how the business of sports is conducted in several different settings.
Topics include leadership and management of personnel, budgeting, legal, and current issues, as well as general administration/operations and dynamic integrated relationships different populations involved in sports-related interests and activities.
BUS 236 - Sports Facilities Management 3 credits; Offered spring semester
Students are introduced to the many aspects of athletic facilities including management/operational and physical plant. Topics include needs and interests assessment, budget study and utilization, program development, operations and event management.
Subjects in facility structure include architecture and design, form vs. function, risk management, legal issues and long range planning.
H-BUS 304 - Honors Business Administration: Business Ethics (V) 3 credits; Offered fall semester alternate years
This course will examine issues and scenarios that relate directly to the workplace, so that future employees can develop a clearer sense of how their corporate code of ethics relates to operational decisions made on a daily basis.
BUS 309 - International Business 3 credits; Offered fall semesterPrerequisite: ECO 132
This course examines the strategies and structures of international businesses and the implication of international business for firms’ various functions.
Topics covered include globalization of markets and production, political and economic systems, corruption, international trade and investment, regional economic integration, foreign direct investment, and the international monetary system.
BUS 312 - Management of Nonproﬁt Organizations 3 credits; Offered spring semester alternate yearsPrerequisite: BUS 120
This course provides an overview of human services management, comparing profit and nonprofit organizations. Emphasis is placed on nonprofit agency structure, program planning, personnel motivation, public relations functions, and effective board relationships.
BUS 315 - Small Business Management 3 credits Prerequisite: BUS 120, ACC 210, and MKT 230
Students review special factors pertaining to small business including marketing, computers, finance, personnel, government regulations, and income taxes.
BUS 321 - Business Law I 3 credits
This course provides an overview, understanding, and exposure to law and its relationship to the business environment. The course examines the laws and legal controls operating in the business community. Topics include the legal system, torts, contracts, agency, and business organizations, among others.
Limited to juniors and seniors unless permitted by department chair and instructor.
BUS/IST 351 - Management Information Systems 3 credits; Offered both spring and fall semesterPrerequisite: BUS 120, ACC 211, MKT 230, and IST 125
This course examines how businesses use technology to create and sustain competitive advantages in their industries. Case studies illustrate the strategic importance of information, showing how information provides advantages in the supply chain, distribution, sales, and operations.
Focus is placed on how new technologies can help transform industries and create new market opportunities. The role of information standards (such as HTML and XML), and legal and ethical standards are also examined.
BUS 402 - Special Topics in Business 3 credits; Offered upon sufficient enrollment
This course investigates a selected business topic not offered in the established course descriptions.
BUS 425 - Entrepreneurship 3 creditsPrerequisite: BUS 120, ACC 211, and MKT 230
Using computer simulation, group discussions and outside research, students learn more about the entrepreneurial personality, how to succeed in business, initial financing, going public, and franchising.
BUS 451 - Business Administration Seminar 3 credits; Offered spring semesterPrerequisite: Open only to seniors majoring in business administration.
Students discuss topics of current interest affecting the business community, develop and defend strategic recommendations for various corporations, and develop an integrated business plan.
Course is designed to integrate previous courses in an applications framework and improve students’ ability to communicate these concepts.
BUS 499 - Independent Study 1, 2, or 3 credits; Offered both spring and fall semester; FeePrerequisite: Approval of instructor, department chair, and dean for academic affairs
Independent study is directed study covering areas not included in the curriculum.