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BUS 110: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

3 hrs. (TC)

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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 111: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3 hrs. (TC)

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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 112: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS CAREERS

1 hr. (OC)

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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 115: BUSINESS LAW

3 hrs. (TC)

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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 116: BUSINESS LAW

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: BUS 115 with a grade of "C" or better

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.

BUS 120: BUSINESS MATHEMATICS

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: MAT 095 and MAT 098 with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better; or two years of high school algebra and one year of high school geometry; or appropriate score on the math placement test; or department approval.

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.

BUS 121: PRINCIPLES OF CUSTOMER SERVICE

3 hrs. (OC)

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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 141: SPECIAL TOPICS

.5 hr. (OC)

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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 151: JOB ORIENTATION

2 hrs. (OC)

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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 200: HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS

3 hrs. (OC)

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This course examines the problems of discipline, motivation, communications, authority, social change, and teamwork through case studies.

BUS 203: BUSINESS STATISTICS

4 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: MATH 115 with a grade of "C" or better or MATH 134 with a grade of "C" or better

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. [IAI: BUS 901]

BUS 215: LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

3 hrs. (TC)

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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 220: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS FINANCE

3 hrs. (TC)

Prerequisite: ACCTG 120 with a grade of "C" or better or department approval

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.

BUS 230: PRINCIPLES OF INVESTMENTS

3 hrs. (OC)

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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 240: PERSONAL FINANCE

3 hrs. (TC)

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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 255: INDEPENDENT STUDY

1 hr. (OC)

Prerequisite: Department approval

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.

BUS 260: FINANCE INTERNSHIP

3 hrs. (OC)

Prerequisite: Admission to the Finance program and completion of a minimum of 12 semester hours of business or business-related program courses

This course involves student trainees at an approved training station with a program of training scheduled by joint agreement of the student, supervisor, and program coordinator. Special assignments including extensive finance projects and/or supplementary reports and supervisory direction and evaluation are required.