BUS 111 Principles of Marketing (3)
Provides a general overview of the environment in which marketing operates and exposes the students to the principles of marketing with regard to product development, distribution, promotion, pricing, and consumer behavior, keeping in mind all the economic factors and technological developments taking place around us.
BUS 112 Principles of Professional Selling (3)
Covers various factors that constitute good salesmanship and effective sales presentations. Includes the psychology of selling and the techniques in setting up interviews, making a product presentation, and closing a sale. Prerequisite: BUS 111 or permission of department chairperson.
BUS 113 Retail Management (3)
A foundation course, offering an overview of the industry, including terminology, the importance of store image and location, effective advertising, merchandising mix, and a variety of elements linked to successful retailing. A special focus is placed on the importance of customer service and strategic planning in the industry today.
BUS 121 Principles of Management (3)
Presents the fundamentals of management theories and philosophies. Includes planning, decision-making, organizing, personnel staffing, leading, and controlling. Cases and Internet applications are part of the class assignments.
BUS 122 Introduction to Hospitality Management (3)
A structured perspective of the hospitality industry and management operations. Addresses the basic framework of hospitality organizations, including food and beverage, lodging, marketing, and cost control. History and career options are incorporated.
BUS 123 Management and Career Options (3)
Covers the basic functions of management. Includes career explorations relative to the functional areas within the corporate structure and the role top management and middle management play in achieving organizational goals. Cases are utilized to illustrate the concepts and theories discussed.
BUS 130 Introduction to Accounting (3)
Provides an understanding of how to record basic transactions for service-oriented and/or merchandising concerns and how the outcome is represented in financial statements. This course is open to non-business majors only and will be tailored to meet the needs of the non-business majors represented.
BUS 131 Accounting I (3)
Emphasizes the nature and preparation of basic statements through analysis of transactions, applying generally accepted accounting principles. The course will stress the importance of accounting as a tool to create useful information for decision-making.
BUS 132 Accounting II (3)
Continues the application of accounting principles to partnerships and corporations. Includes stockholders’ equity, long-term debt, investments, cash flow, and analysis and interpretation of financial statements. Prerequisite: BUS 131.
BUS 141 Aeronautical Theory – Private Pilot Ground (3)
This course covers the basic and necessary aeronautical knowledge and meets the prerequisites specified in Flight Administration Regulation (FAR) Part 61 for a private pilot rating. Areas covered include: aviation opportunities, human factors, airplane systems, aerodynamic principles, the flight environment, communication and flight information, weather theory, weather patterns and hazards, predictors of aircraft performance, airplane weight and balance procedures, pilotage, dead reckoning, and navigation equipment.
BUS 142 Aeronautical Theory – Instrument Ground (3)
This course covers the necessary aeronautical knowledge and meets the prerequisites specified in Title 14 CFR, Part 141, Appendix C for an instrument rating (airplane). Areas covered include: principles of instrument flight; air traffic control system; instrument flight charts for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) planning and flight; advanced aviation human factors and physiology; instrument FARs; various IFR approaches; procedures for IFR departure, enroute, and arrival operations; IFR flight planning and emergency procedures; analysis of weather information, conditions, and trends. Prerequisite: BUS 141 or successful completion of FAA ground exams.
BUS 200 Advanced Computer Tools for Management (3)
Course provides laboratory exercises to support learning in Management Information Systems, Finance, and Operations Management core courses. Intensive instruction in Spreadsheets, Relational Databases Management Systems, and Project Management and their use in various management disciplines and application in solving management problems.
BUS 203 COBOL Programming (3)
Provides the fundamental concepts, principles, and techniques for effective application program design and implementation using the COBOL programming language. Topics include structured diagramming and design concepts and techniques, test data generation, program maintenance, and business report production. Multiple tutorials and projects enable students to become proficient in the use of the various features of the language.
BUS 206 RPG Programming (3)
Provides the fundamental concepts, principles, and techniques for effective application program design and implementation using the RPG programming language. Topics include structured diagramming and design concepts and techniques, test data generation, program maintenance, and business report production. Multiple tutorials and projects enable students to become proficient in the use of the various features of the language.
BUS 207 JAVA++ (3)
Provides the fundamental concepts, principles, and techniques for effective application program design and implementation using an object-oriented approach in a GUI environment. Helps students develop a rich understanding of the JAVA programming language and its basic constructs such as classes, instance and local variables, expressions, and control structures.
BUS 212 Advertising: Principles and Practices (3)
Studies social and economic aspects of advertising; discusses creative strategy and media planning, including concept development and preparation of copy and art; evaluates role of marketing and consumer research; examines ethics of advertising. (Cross-listed with COMM 202.)
BUS 213 Consumer Behavior (3)
Covers pertinent findings in consumer buying behavior. Includes such topics as motivation, learning, attitude, and change, and the relation between attitudes and behavior as applied to consumers. Prerequisite: BUS 111. (Cross-listed with COMM 213.)
BUS 215 Survey of Visual Display and Design (3)
A survey course that introduces the student to ways in which visual display and design is used in a variety of settings. The course combines theory with fieldwork in venues that include office spaces, museum spaces, art galleries, restaurants, and various types of department and specialty stores.
BUS 221 Organizational Communication (3)
Covers the role of communication of organizations as well as the different communication approaches organizations use. Discusses business communication, personality variables in communication, communication conflicts, cross cultural and small group communication. In addition, electronic mail and telecommunications are covered.
BUS 223 Fundamentals of Insurance Management (3)
Discusses general risk and its role in the behavioral sciences and in business administration. Provides a balanced treatment of property, liability, life, and health insurance, as well as the risk handled by these types of insurance. Studies these areas in relation to business organizations and their fringe benefits contribution.
BUS 243 Aeronautical Theory – Commercial Ground (3)
This course covers the necessary aeronautical knowledge and meets the prerequisites specified in Title 14 CFR, Part 141, Appendix D for a commercial rating (airplane). Areas covered include: airports, airspace, and flight information; meteorology; airplane performance; Visual Flight Rules (VFR) cross-country planning and navigation; aeronautical decision-making; aviation physiology; FARs applicable to commercial pilot operations; complex aircraft systems; predicting aircraft performance; advanced aerodynamics; commercial decision making, and flight maneuvers for commercial pilot certification. Prerequisite: BUS 142 or successful completion of the FAA ground exams.
BUS 245 Front Office Management (3)
The course will include system, design, analysis, and application for hotel functions, including guest services, reservations, reception, and the night audit.
BUS 252 Business Law I/Legal Environment of Business (3)
After introductory materials on sources of law, court systems, civil procedure, and tort and Constitutional, property, and criminal law, the major part of this course is devoted to the law of contracts. The course covers the effect of e-commerce on contracts with emphasis on the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act, and the Electronic Signatures and Global and National Commerce Act. Also discussed are business organizations, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liabilities, and corporations.
BUS 253 Business Law II (3)
After introductory materials on agency and employment and bankruptcy and secured transactions, the major part of this course is devoted to the laws governing the sale of goods, including Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Uniform Commercial Information Transactions Act and the laws governing commercial instruments, including Articles III and IV (a) of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Electronic Signatures and Global and National Commerce Act.
BUS 255 Airline Management (3)
This course covers the development of the air transport industry as well as the structure of domestic and international air transport. Organizations and management of the operations, equipment selection, finance and the problems encountered in the management of passenger travel as well as cargo operations are covered.
BUS 301 Management Information Systems (3)
Introduces the student to the vast and fast-growing field of computer-based information systems and technologies (CBIS/T), especially as these are strategically acquired, developed and deployed in different types of organizations. Various frame-works, principles, concepts, issues, methodologies, and applications crucial to achieving and maintaining competitive advantage will be explored using a socio-technical approach. SQL and topics such as the social, organizational, and ethical implications of CBIS/T and eCommerce are also discussed. Prerequisite: BUS 103.
BUS 303 Database Management Systems (3)
Provides an understanding how current and emerging database technologies support business objectives. Emphasis on providing students with a conceptual and practical foundation upon which to analyze information requirements and to design and implement effective databases using the relational database model and the database life cycle methodology. Multiple tutorials and projects provide students the opportunity to become proficient in the use of SQL and the various features of relational database management software. Prerequisite: BUS 103, BUS 301.
BUS 304 Systems Analysis and Design (3)
Examines system development concepts, methodologies, tools and techniques. Emphasis on providing students with a conceptual and practical foundation for approaching and analyzing business situations, identifying user constituencies, formulating and framing problems, determining and specifying information requirements, data modeling, and planning and logically designing information systems. Prerequisite: BUS 103, BUS 301.
BUS 305 Data Communications and Computer Networks (3)
Provides a conceptual and practical foundation for understanding how current and emerging developments in data communications and computer networks support business objectives. Topics include computer communications networks, wide area and local area network topologies, enterprise and inter-organizational networking and standards. Emphasis will be placed on the technical and management aspects and the operational and strategic implications of various computer network and telecommunications applications. Prerequisite: BUS 103, BUS 301.
BUS 306 Electronic Commerce
Examines the current and emerging trends in electronic commerce and their implications for creating and capturing value and for achieving and sustaining competitive advantage. Provides students with a technical and managerial foundation for understanding technological drivers, platforms and infrastructure, Internet business models, logistics and fulfillment, electronic payment and security systems, and organizational and implementation issues. Prerequisite: BUS 103, BUS 301.
BUS 307 Web Application Development (3)
Builds upon skills and knowledge developed in prior programming languages. Provides the fundamental concepts, principles, and techniques for effective web application design and implementation. Topics include design methodologies, client-side and server-side programming and implementation techniques, web servers and web application servers. Prerequisite: Any one or more of the following: BUS 203, BUS 206, BUS 207,and/or BUS 407.
BUS 312 Operation Management/Quantitative Analysis (3)
Deals with theory of linear programming and duality methods, design and use of computer solutions, decisions made under uncertainty and recurrent decision problems under certainty and risk. Also covers transportation algorithms, inventory control and PERT/CPM. Prerequisite: MATH 110, MATH 216.
BUS 314 Marketing Management (3)
This course strengthens the managerial skills of students in analyzing marketing opportunities, researching target markets in terms of product, promotion, price and distribution strategies. Designing strategies for these aspects of marketing, implementing, and controlling the marketing efforts is discussed in this course. Prerequisite: BUS 111.
BUS 315 International Marketing (3)
The course covers analysis of foreign markets, including the cultural, political, and economic differences and their impact on marketing strategies. It deals with international marketing strategies at all stages of international involvement—from exporting to direct investment. Prerequisite: BUS 111.
BUS 316 Direct Marketing: Telemarketing (3)
This course explores the newest direct-response marketing techniques utilized in well planned, organized, and managed direct marketing programs. Several forms of direct marketing will be analyzed in the context of the entire marketing media mix. Telemarketing, direct-response radio and television, electronic shopping and the like will be examined to see how these diverse marketing vehicles are used to obtain direct orders from targeted customers or prospects. Prerequisite: BUS 111.
BUS 317 Theories of Retail Buying (3)
This course explores the world of the retail buyer in terms of theory and application. Students spend half of their time learning about how buyers operate in the marketplace and the other half working on computer applications used in buying today.
BUS 319 Dimensions of Tourism (3)
The course is an introduction to the broad fields of travel and tourism. Among the topics covered are cultural tourism, economic role of tourism, marketing of tourism, and the sociology of tourism.
BUS 321 Financial Management (3)
This course is offered to students who have had some background in accounting, economics, and statistics. It deals with the institutions, problems, organizations, and analytical procedures that are unique to financial management. Topics such as ratio analysis, time value of money, cost of capital, and capital budgeting techniques are covered. Prerequisites: BUS 132, and ECON 100.
BUS 322 Personal Financial Planning (3)
The importance of setting and organizing objectives for an individual or family is covered. The process of converting these and implementing alternative plans is discussed. Protection against personal risk, capital accumulation, provision for retirement, investment and property management, and planning for business interests are addressed in the course discussions.
BUS 323 Money and Banking (3)
The initial understanding of money: its definition, supply, importance, and control by the Federal Reserve System, as well as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, are covered. This is followed by the analysis of banking operations covering planning, performance evaluation, core and tier capital, risk management techniques, and the impact of government regulations on the management of financial institutions. Prerequisite: ECON 100 or its equivalent.
BUS 325 Investments and Portfolio Management (3)
The course will provide students with an understanding of why people invest and how they make their investment choices, such as asset valuation, asset selection, portfolio structuring, and valuation. An understanding of risk and return relationships and the vast opportunities in global investments, including derivatives, and the practical application of portfolio management and investment planning are a part of the course. Prerequisite: BUS 321 and MATH 216.
BUS 330 Real Estate Management (3)
Covers market and cost appraisal, income appraisals, property rights, leases, home ownership, and other topics related to real estate laws, as well as the management of a real estate brokerage office. Prerequisite: BUS 252.
BUS 331 Intermediate Accounting I (3)
Presents the objectives of accounting and the principles that make up the development of GAAP as applicable to Financial Statement Presentation. International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) are introduced. Development and analysis of financial statements is explored in detail. Prerequisites: BUS 132 and MATH 110 or MATH 201.
BUS 332 Intermediate Accounting II (3)
Continues Intermediate Accounting I, BUS 331, including detailed studies of cash, accounts receivable, inventory, short- and long-term debt, and owner’s equity. Also on the agenda: marketable securities, handling leases, and ethical issues. Prerequisite: BUS 331.
BUS 333 Cost Accounting (3)
Presents the principles of cost accounting, beginning with the nature and purpose of cost accounting in the manufacturing environment. The major area of job order and process cost accounting are presented along with the application of these techniques to manufacturing and other environments. Finally, the use of cost accounting as a management tool is explained. Prerequisite: BUS 132.
BUS 334 Federal Taxation (3)
Presents the history and politics behind the federal income tax laws and regulations, including major emphasis on tax provisions common to all types of taxpayers, and in particular, individuals.
BUS 341 Organizational Behavior (3)
The objective of this course is to provide an introduction to the study of individual, group, and organizational behavior as it impacts the management of complex global organizational environment. After completing this course, one should be capable of diagnosing what is occurring in organizations and be able to influence the situational dynamics and improve organizational functioning. Prerequisite: BUS 121 or permission of instructor.
BUS 342 Airport Operations Management (3)
The airport as an operational system, along with airport peaks and airline scheduling, are covered. Ground handling, baggage handling, airport security, technical service, and operational administration and performance are part of the course.
BUS 343 Airline Scheduling and Logistic Management (3)
The course covers the structure of flight schedules for landing and takeoffs at various airports and all the managerial and communication aspects relative to having a flight materialize. Dispatching functions as well as commercial airline responsibilities in coordinating these activities with airport and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are part of this course. Load factors, passenger and cargo transportation models are discussed. Prerequisite: BUS 255 and BUS 342.
BUS 344 Airport/Airline Security (3)
This course examines safety and security issues impacting airlines and airports. A historical overview of terrorism and other threats to aviation is discussed. Other topics covered include hijacking, aviation as a national asset, counter terrorism, TSA, and profiling.
BUS 370 International Business Management (3)
Presents an overview of international business within the framework of cultural, political, legal, and economic diversity in the world and in a changing global market place. Considers the impact of international business on the national economy and the conflicts between protectionism and free trade. Global business strategy design, organization, and implementation are discussed. Prerequisite: BUS 121.
BUS 380 Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility (3)
This course emphasizes the importance of ethical leadership and its contribution to a more socially responsible corporate image and reality. Through readings and discussions, and with the help of speakers, the course investigates the many institutional and organizational areas that provide opportunities for leaders to make just and ethical decisions in order to serve all of its stakeholders. It illustrates ways in which a business can preserve and expand its profitability, while still creating ethical relationships, both internally and externally. Students in this course help to facilitate the annual Ethical Leadership and Corporate Social Responsibility Forum held in the fall.
BUS 390 Special Topics (3)
Seminars will be offered on various topics to meet new issues that impact the business organization. A seminar will not include topics covered in normal course content.
BUS 400 Operating Systems (3)
The study of operating system principles including file systems, scheduling, memory management, deadlocking, concurrency, and distributed systems. Case studies will be used to emphasize each principle. Prerequisites: Any two of the following: BUS 203,BUS 206,BUS 207,BUS 407.
BUS 401 Application Development Using Visual Basic (3)
Provides the fundamental concepts, principles, and techniques for effective application program analysis, design, and implementation using the Visual Basic programming language. Topics include structured analysis and diagramming techniques, user interface design concepts and methods, test data generation, application program maintenance, and business report production through the integration of Visual Basic, databases, and other technologies. Multiple tutorials and projects enable students to become proficient in the use of basic and advanced features of the language. Prerequisites: BUS 301 and BUS 303.
BUS 402 Advanced Web Application Development (3)
Builds upon skills and knowledge developed in the introductory Web Application Development course (BUS 307). This course aims at the development of bigger and more complex applications. It also provides students with the opportunity to learn and apply advanced concepts, principles and techniques for effective web application design and implementation. Prerequisite: BUS 307.
BUS 403 Computer Security and Control (3)
Provides students with a technical and managerial foundation for understanding enterprise and inter-organizational system vulnerabilities and abuse, for creating and deploying effective control initiatives, for preparing and implementing disaster recovery plans, and for ensuring system quality. Legal aspects and the role of auditing in control processes will also be discussed. Prerequisites: BUS 301 and BUS 252.
BUS 405 Advanced Applications Development: COBOL (3)
Deals with the conversion of logical design specifications into applications using advanced features of COBOL. Topics include concepts of file organization and their creation and update; report generation; use of utility programs and software engineering principles, and guidelines on application design, implementation, and maintenance. Prerequisites: BUS 203 and BUS 301.
BUS 407 C Programming Language/C++ (3)
As a mainstay in computing curricula, this course provides a solid foundation of data structures and programming languages using C++. Topics include data structures, programming paradigms, constructs, design, implementation, and object-oriented programming. This course does not assume any previous experience with “C”, but does assume that the student has designed, coded, and implemented a computer program in any language prior to taking this course. Prerequisite: BUS 207.
BUS 410 Advanced Topics in Information Systems and Technologies (3)
Advances in information systems and technologies, the rapid rise and expanding use of computer networks, the growth of knowledge work and the globalization of trade are long-term trends that will continue to gather momentum in the decades ahead. This course focuses on specific conceptual and technical advances in the ever-growing field of information systems and their current and potential implications for business. Prerequisites: BUS 301, junior standing, and consent of the instructor.
BUS 413 Marketing Research (3)
Presents techniques of marketing research, including analysis of company records, experimental methods, questionnaire surveys, sampling theory, interview techniques, and statistical analysis. Prerequisites: BUS 111 and BUS 312 or permission of the department chairperson.
BUS 414 Industrial Marketing Management (3)
The course presents an integrative examination of industrial marketing. It reviews the environment of industrial marketing and examines each of the major types of industrial customers. Evaluating the organizational buying process, assessing marketing opportunities, analyzing marketing interface with manufacturing research and development, and reviewing the marketing mix are part of the course discussion. Through case analysis, the students examine techniques for evaluating industrial marketing strategy and performance by utilizing marketing control systems and marketing profitability analysis. Prerequisite: BUS 111.
BUS 420 Information Systems Development Project (3)
Students, in individual or team settings, participate in an actual live project: in the analysis, design, and actual implementation of a system. Students draw concepts, methodologies, and techniques learned from other CIS and business courses. Prerequisites: BUS 301, BUS 303, BUS 304, BUS 305, BUS 307, BUS 407, and consent of the instructor.
BUS 422 Personnel/Human Resource Management (3)
Examines the changing responsibilities of a personnel/human resource manager within organizations; addresses human and interorganizational behavior. Covers recruitment, selection, training, and development of employees. Also discusses reward systems, compensation methods, health and safety in the work place, and the importance of ethical leadership and corporate social responsibility. Prerequisite: BUS 121.
BUS 424 Managerial Decision-Making (3)
Emphasizes study of the decision-making process as a whole, utilizing a process model to show why and how a decision materializes. Discusses interdisciplinary sources affecting decision-making, including the environment, psychology, and sociology and identifies possible constraints placed upon the decision-maker.
BUS 425 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Operations (3)
The course covers the entrepreneurial process and identifies and evaluates opportunities while focusing on developing business plans for these opportunities. In addition, it enhances the knowledge in determining the resources required for business operations. It covers topics such as product innovations, marketing, and financial plans, as well as patents and trademarks. Prerequisites: BUS 111, BUS 121, BUS 131, BUS 132, BUS 252 and BUS 301.
BUS 427 Banquet and Convention Management (3)
This course covers convention and meeting markets with special emphasis on corporate needs and professional groups and the various methods of providing excellent service to these groups. It includes hotel accommodations, food service, board room organization, banquet planning, sales, and marketing for convention events.
BUS 432 Accounting for Management (3)
Provides an introduction to accounting techniques currently in use by company managers. Emphasis is on the understanding of cost and cost behavior as it relates to planning and decision-making activities in the organization. Current techniques and basic concepts are applied to solve management problems. Prerequisite: BUS 132.
BUS 433 Auditing Principles and Procedures (3)
Provides an understanding of concepts that underline the principles, standards, and procedures involved in the conduct of an audit. An analysis of the auditing profession, the audit process, and reporting of problems is presented through the use of an integrated case study. Landmark legal cases; official pronouncements such as SASs, SSARs, FASBs, and industry audit guides are discussed. Prerequisite: BUS 332.
BUS 436 Advanced Accounting (3)
Covers the more complex topics in accounting such as governmental accounting, non-profit entities, partnerships including non-profit entities, partnerships including ownership changes and liquidations, and business combinations. Emphasis is given to consolidated financial statements and the problems involving inter-company transactions and special issues in accounting for subsidiaries. Prerequisite: BUS 332.
BUS 437 Taxation of Business Entities (3)
Legal and income tax applications relative to various types of taxable entities — sole proprietorship, corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies, and S. Corporations. Overview of the applicable tax problems associated with the organization, operation, and distribution from and liquidation/dissolution of each type of entity. Prerequisite: BUS 334 or permission of the department chairperson.
BUS 445 Advanced Topics in Finance (3)
This course represents a capstone course for the Finance major. It focuses on the latest trends in corporate finance, investments, and personal financial planning. The objective of the course is to integrate theoretical and practical concepts through the utilization of case studies and current market data. Students may only register for this course during their senior year after completion of their major courses including BUS 321, BUS 322, and BUS 325.
BUS 450 Independent Study (variable)
Involves study or research on a specific area of interest not included in normal course content.
BUS 451 Business Internship (3)
Places the student in a business environment to receive on-the-job training related to the student’s area of specialization. To receive the three hours of credit, the student is required to work 250 to 300 hours and submit a written report and other designated documents and assignments detailing the experience. Students doing an Internship in Information Systems are required to have completed the following prerequisites: BUS 301, BUS 303, BUS 304, BUS 305, BUS 307, BUS 407, and the consent of the instructor.
BUS 452 Business Internship II (3)
Continuation of the Business Internship process for those majors that are required to complete six (6) credit hours of internship.
BUS 460 Group Study (variable)
Involves student group research or study, for variable credit.
BUS 461 The Leadership Process in the Global Marketplace (3)
Examines Leadership as a process not just as a position. Investigates the interaction between leaders and their followers and the changing situations and environments that leaders must confront. Focuses on leader power and influence, intelligence and creativity, leader personality, and leadership styles, values and attitudes. Discusses the issues of followership, group and team leadership, and motivation. Introduces situational and environmental characteristics that create constraints and opportunities for leaders. Illustrates how task interdependence, organizational culture and technology, uncertainty and change impact leadership. Prerequisites: BUS 121, BUS 341.
BUS 471 International Finance (3)
The international monetary (exchange rate) arrangements and their impact on international trade and international investments are discussed. Financial strategies regarding both short term and long term financing in international business, exchange rate exposure and its management are a part of this course. Prerequisite: BUS 321.
BUS 480 Women In Management (3)
Examines issues surrounding women in the workplace through a review of current literature and case studies that focus on women in managerial roles as entrepreneurs or corporate executives. Topics include gender and management style, barriers/problems women encounter, organizational power and politics related to gender, and career development. The student will develop an understanding of issues surrounding leadership challenges in the twenty-first century. Prerequisites: BUS 121.
BUS 481 Business Policies and Strategic Planning (3)
This is a capstone seminar course that must be taken in the senior year of the student’s program. The objective of the course is to integrate theoretical and practical concepts through the utilization of Harvard type cases. Students may only register for this course during their senior year after completion of their major courses including, BUS 301, 321, 341, and 422.
BUS 491 Accounting Concepts* (1)
Fundamental principles of accounting covering assets, liabilities, and owner’s equity accounts. Topics include financial statement preparation and interpretations along with accounting procedures that assist business managers in reviewing and interpreting data.
BUS 492 Business Economics* (1)
A review of both macro- and micro-economic concepts that are essential in the decision-making process of governments, firms, and individual managers. National income, business cycles, and the price theory of the firm are discussed.
BUS 493 Computer Technologies for Management* (1)
The use of information technology in business. Emphasis is placed on the use of current and popular computer software packages.
BUS 494 Financial Tools* (1)
Essential knowledge of practical and theoretical financial tools and the use of these tools by financial managers in analyzing and evaluating investment decisions.
BUS 495 Managerial Concepts* (1)
Informal and formal organizational functions in corporate settings are discussed. Topics include management tasks and the application of the various managerial styles and concepts relative to productivity within business organizations.
BUS 496 Marketing and Sales Concepts* (1)
Discusses basic aspects of marketing, including product, price, promotion, and channels of distribution. Provides an overview of marketing as it exists in the current environmental market place.
BUS 497 The Legal Environment of Business* (1)
Corporate legal issues and social responsibility are discussed. Business contracts, union contracts, and the legal requirements of all concerned, such as suppliers, distributors, unions, and management, are part of this module.
BUS 498 Review of Business Statistics* (1)
Topics include probability, standard deviation, variance analysis, linear regression, correlation, and sampling techniques.
*One credit module open to graduate students to satisfy prerequisites. Others intending to sign for this course must have the permission of the department chairperson.