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Business

Course Descriptions

BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3-0-3
This is a survey course designed to provide Students with general knowledge of the business world. Topics include economics, management, marketing, accounting, computer information systems, human resource management, finance, and risk management.

BUS 112 Principles of Management 3-0-3
This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management with an emphasis on planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The purpose of this course is to expose the student to the basic concepts of management in order to aid the student in understanding how an organization functions, and in understanding the complexity and wide variety of issues managers face in today’s organizations. The course uses a case study approach to selecting, combining, and applying techniques of management to realistic business problems.

BUS 113 Human Resource Management 3-0-3
The course includes supervisory applications and text study of relationships and communications between employees and first-line supervisors, employees and top management, middle management and subordinates, and middle management and top management. (FA)

BUS 120 Business Law 3-0-3
BUS120 is a study of those features of law that pertain to the conduct of business in today’s global economy. The course concentrates on the U.S. legal system; constitutional, criminal and tort law; contracts; and the different business organization models within the U.S.

BUS 150 Business Communications 3-0-3
This course is designed to give students a comprehensive view of communication, its scope and importance in business, and its role in today’s workplace. Topics to be covered include organizational and workplace communication, ethical communication strategies, listening and nonverbal skills, intercultural communication, uses of digital media in the communication process and successfully developing positive, negative and persuasive writing techniques. Written, oral and interpersonal skills for communication in the business world will be emphasized as well as delivering an effective oral presentation. Prerequisite: Eligible placement score. LAL101 and touch keyboarding skills are recommended.

BUS 250: Business Opportunity Analysis 3-0-3
This impressive course is based on the Kauffman Foundation’s FastTrac Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture course and is designed to provide students with the foundational knowledge needed to successfully launch a business. Students are provided access to a variety of activities, concepts, and examples featuring successful entrepreneurs. Learning opportunities provided during the semester-long course will lead students through the steps of entrepreneurship. Students will complete and present a fullydeveloped business plan. Prerequisites: ACC102 and MKT105 or instructor approval.

BUS 260 Business Management Capstone 3-0-3
This capstone course is a multi-disciplinary course that is required of all associate of applied science degree candidates emphasizing in Business Management. The purpose of the course is to create an opportunity for students to choose among a variety of business disciplines and tailor a program of study designed specifically for their personal career goals. The disciplines available include: advertising, customer service, sales, banking & finance, management & leadership, or retail management. The capstone course may include an academic or career portfolio, research papers, projects or presentations, publications, and journals. Adequate time must be invested in the planning stages for the course. Students should approach the capstone course thoughtfully. It is strongly recommended that students plan a full semester ahead of the scheduled start date, to allow for full development and faculty input in the planning stages.

BUS 295: Business Administration Internship 0-(6-18)-(2-6)
This course is designed to provide students real-life work experiences through on-thejob training with a field-related cooperating employer in the student’s declared major. Students will be supervised by the business/industry sponsor and report to the Director of Career and Technical Programs or assigned faculty member. The position may be paid or unpaid. Students must complete a minimum of 45 contact hours per credit hour per semester. Course is variable credits and may be repeated for up to six credit hours. Prerequisites: Minimum of 30 credit hours, with at least 18 credits of core classes in the program area, 2.50 GPA, and/or approval from the Dean of Career and Technical Education or Director of Career and Technical Programs.

BUS 299: Special Studies in Business Administration (1-6)-0-(1-6)
This course will consist of specialized study in areas of the department, which are not covered in-depth in courses already offered. Students may take no more than six credit hours of special studies in any one discipline. (IN)