BUS& 101 5 credits Introduction to Business Introduction to the basic principles of business. Surveys the stock market, economics, principles of capitalism, global business, ethics, social responsibility, small business, management, organization theory, labor relations, marketing and finance. Emphasis placed on current events, using Web resources and activities related to business and economics. Prerequisites: none, but ENGL& 101 or ENGL 101 (or current enrollment) preferred.
BUS 146 5 credits Business Ethics An in-depth view of the many ethical dilemmas encountered in today’s organizational environment. A case-study approach is used to gain an understanding of the complex forces that shape the morals and values which are used in ethical decision-making.
BUS 177 5 credits Business Leadership Development Leadership development and training emphasizing leadership theory, team building, and practical application through simulations. Additionally, students will understand their individual leadership style strengths and weaknesses.
BUS& 201 5 credits Business Law Introduction to legal institutions, processes, and legal reasoning. Topics include the law of contracts, torts, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, real property, personal property, business organizations, employment, government regulation, and ethics. Emphasis on legal reasoning, legal theory, and practical applications of legal issues as they relate to business.
BUS 204 5 credits Introduction to Law Introduction to legal institutions, processes and legal reasoning. Includes the law of contracts, torts, agency, sales, bailments, negotiable instruments and personal property. Emphasis on legal reasoning, legal theory and practical applications of legal issues as they relate to business.
BUS 230 5 credits Introduction to Entrepreneurship Introduction to the elements of successful entrepreneurship, business opportunity identification and assessment, economic development strategies, and development of an effective business plan.
BUS 240 5 credits Principles of Management Study of management theory and concepts to provide students with practical tools for planning, leading, organizing, staffing and controlling within a dynamic organizational environment. Decision-making techniques for developing competitive advantages based on cost, quality, innovation and speed are emphasized. Students will develop a comprehensive, industry-specific management project.
BUS 241 5 credits Principles of Marketing Problems and practices relating to the marketing exchange process. Emphasis on planning marketing strategies for product, price, promotion and distribution issues. Students gain understanding of Integrated Marketing Communications systems approach, how to apply IMC concepts to both profit and nonprofit organizations. Students will develop a comprehensive, industry-specific marketing plan.
BUS 245 5 credits Small Business Management Major focus is developing a business plan for a new or existing business, including market analyses and financial forecasts. Additional topics are human resource management, forms of ownership, operational planning, and establishing and maintaining competitive advantages.
BUS 196/296 1-5 credits Work Experience Designed to provide students with on-the-job practical field experience. One credit for each five hours of work experience per week. Prerequisite: instructor’s signature. Variable credit class.
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