Course Descriptions

BUS100  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.

BUS112  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.

BUS113  Human Resource Management 3-0-3
This course explores the concepts related to the selection of employees, employee training and development, assessment and improvement of employee performance, job design, compensation systems, and employee relations. (FA)

BUS120  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.

BUS150  Business Communication 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.

BUS260 Business Administration 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 Administration degree candidates. 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: accounting, 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. Pre or corequisites for Accounting Option: ACC210, ACC211, ACC214, and ACC218. Pre or corequisites for Business Management Option: BUS100, BUS120, BUS150, and MKT105.

BUS295  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 Workforce Development and Technical Education or Director of Career and Technical Programs.

BUS299  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)