BUS 100PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR EMPLOYEES

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course prepares the student for initial entry into a career through the study of professional dress, etiquette, customer service, professional behavior and integrity, workplace adjustments, team membership, meeting professional responsibilities, letters of application and resumes, job interviews, and employment tests.


BUS 110INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course covers the factual and informational survey of business designed to give the student a background for understanding the principles and practices governing the operation of modern business.


BUS 111INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course introduces the student to the fundamentals and the essentials of international business and improves their understanding of the domestic, foreign, and international business environments in the global marketplace and their impact on the U.S. economy.


BUS 112INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS CAREERS

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides the student with a knowledge-based understanding of business-related careers. Self-analysis, analysis of business careers, and characteristics that enhance the likelihood of success are included.


BUS 115BUSINESS LAW

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course emphasizes formation and application of contract, sales, and secured transactions law as it relates to business situations. Limited discussion is presented on criminal, tort, and agency law.


BUS 116BUSINESS LAW

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is a continuation of BUS 115. Topics include: business organizations, public law, the nature and use of commercial instruments, and personal and real property.

Pre-requisite: BUS 115 with a grade of "C" or better


BUS 120BUSINESS MATHEMATICS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course develops skills in handling mathematics in business transactions, fundamental processes, percentage, discount, interest, profit and loss, payrolls, and taxes, charges for credit, financial statements, insurance, stocks, bonds, metric system, inventories, depreciation, statistics and annuities.

Pre-requisite: MATH 098 with a grade of “C” or better; or completion of high school Algebra 2 with a grade of "C" or better; or MATH 099 with a grade of "C" or better; or appropriate score on the math placement test; or department approval


BUS 121PRINCIPLES OF CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course focuses on the importance of customer service, perception, and satisfaction, and the application of various customer relation systems in the marketplace. The course is designed to promote an understanding of the principles of customer service in general and how the application of customer service specifically contributes to positive customer perception and the success of business. Emphasis is placed on the importance of excellence in service to retain customers and gain a competitive advantage.


BUS 141SPECIAL TOPICS

0.5 Credit Hours (OC)
This special topics course will vary to allow an examination of various topics of interest in the business area. Each section offered will present a unique topic of value to students in business. This course may be repeated three times if the topic and content are different. Lecture hours per week will vary depending upon the credit given and course content in each section offered.


BUS 151JOB ORIENTATION

2 Credit Hours (OC)
This course employs a series of activities designed to identify and improve skills sought by employers of job candidates and current employees in the workplace. Presented in a workshop format, each session is devoted to one or more group activities focused on the development and/or refinement of a specific job skill. The class culminates in group presentations that require the members of each group to use all of the skills practiced during the course. Targeted skills include, but are not limited to: communication; teamwork; problem-solving; decision-making; and data analysis and presentation.


BUS 200HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course examines the problems of discipline, motivation, communications, authority, social change, and teamwork through case studies.


BUS 203BUSINESS STATISTICS

4 Credit Hours (TC)
This course includes the basic concepts of statistical analysis used in business decision making, including probability and how uncertainty is dealt with in real life. The student will analyze and work out simple problems and should be able to recognize applications of different statistical techniques, interpret the results of analyses, and recognize instances in which statistical techniques have been misused. The following concepts and statistical techniques are included: measures of central tendency and variability; random variables and probability distributions; binomial, normal and sampling distributions; estimation; test of hypotheses; chi square tests; linear regression and correlation; and one-way analysis of variance.

Pre-requisite: MATH 115 with a grade of "C" or better or MATH 134 with a grade of "C" or better


BUS 215LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course provides the student with an overview of the legal environment within which business must operate. Appropriate public and private law topics are discussed. Legislative and administrative processes are discussed as well as public and private litigation procedures. Specific topics include: Constitutional law, torts, contracts, criminal, property, social and ethical responsibilities, employment law, administrative procedures and rules.


BUS 220INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FINANCE

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course is designed to develop an understanding of the principles, methods and problems relevant to obtaining, controlling, and using capital and working funds in the operation of a business. The course exposes the student to both theory and problems related to financial analysis and financial management.

Pre-requisite: ACCTG 120 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval


BUS 230PRINCIPLES OF INVESTMENTS

3 Credit Hours (OC)
This course covers the principles and problems of personal investing. It covers the risks and returns associated with stocks, bonds, savings accounts, real estate and more speculative investments. It also includes a discussion of external factors, such as tax laws the individual needs to investigate before making an investment.


BUS 240PERSONAL FINANCE

3 Credit Hours (TC)
This course provides the student with a study of contemporary personal finance issues facing all individuals in today's modern society. Specific topics of study include the management of cash and savings, asset ownership, borrowing and credit, insurance, investments, and income and estate planning.


BUS 255INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 Credit Hours (OC)
This course provides the opportunity to work on a technical project, research, or other specialized study related to individual academic needs. A written plan for the independent-study project is developed with a faculty member (including a detailed description of the project, the number of credit hours assigned to it, the evaluative criteria to be used, and other relevant matters), and the project is carried out under the periodic direction of the faculty member. The written plan is submitted to the dean/associate dean for approval and remains on file within the department, together with a final written report submitted to the faculty member by the student. This course is repeatable up to a maximum of five semester hours of credit.

Pre-requisite: Department approval


BUS 260BUSINESS INTERNSHIP

3 Credit Hours (OC)
The business student-intern will gain experience within the field to further develop business skills. An individual training plan is created by the internship site supervisor, intern, and internship coordinator. The intern will complete on-the-job work experience in business and attend a one lecture hour per week class session.

Pre-requisite: BUS 100 with grade of "C" or better, or department approval.