BUS 110 - Introduction to Business 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. 3 credits BUS 120 - Principles of Management Students are involved with the discussion of organized structure, personnel administration, and management theory and practice.
Offered fall and spring. 3 credits BUS 164 - Leadership and Supervisory Skills 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.
(Formerly taught as BUS 364) 3 credits BUS 220 - Quantitative Business Analysis I 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.
Prerequisite: Completion of math requirements. Offered both semesters. 3 credits BUS 221 - Quantitative Business Analysis II 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.
Prerequisites: Completion of math requirements; BUS 220. Offered both semesters. 3 credits BUS 231 - Personal Finance Students learn individual and family ﬁnancial planning. Topics discussed are budgeting, credit, real estate, stocks and bonds, insurance, and estate planning.
Offered spring. 3 credits BUS 232 - Sports Management 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, general administration and operations and dynamic integrated relationships different populations involved in sports-related interests and activities.
Offered fall. 3 credits BUS 236 - Sports Facilities Management 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.
Offered spring. 3 credits H-BUS 304 - Honors Business Administration: Business Ethics (V) 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.
Offered fall, alternate years. 3 credits BUS 309 - International Business 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.
Prerequisite: ECO 132. Offered spring. 3 credits BUS 312 - Management of Nonprofit Organizations 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.
Prerequisite: BUS 120. 3 credits BUS 315 - Small Business Management Students review special factors pertaining to small business including marketing, computers, ﬁnance, personnel, government regulations, and income taxes.
Prerequisites: BUS 120, ACC 210 and MKT 230. 3 credits BUS 321 - Business Law I 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. Open only to juniors and seniors, unless permitted by department chair and instructor. Offered fall and spring semesters. 3 credits BUS/IST 351 - Management Information Systems 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.
Prerequisites: BUS 120, ACC 211, MKT 230, and IST 125. Offered fall and spring. 3 credits BUS 402 - Special Topics in Business This course investigates a selected business topic not offered in the established course descriptions.
Offered upon sufﬁcient enrollment. 3 credits BUS 425 - Entrepreneurship 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.
Prerequisites: BUS 120, ACC 211, MKT 230. 3 credits BUS 451 - Business Administration Seminar 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.
Prerequisite: Open only to seniors majoring in business administration. Offered spring. 3 credits BUS 499 - Independent Study Independent study is directed study covering areas not included in the curriculum.
Prerequisite: Approval of instructor, department chair and Dean for Academic Affairs. Fee. Offered fall and spring. 1, 2, or 3 credits