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Business Major Courses
ECO 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
This course emphasizes the real-world relevance of economics for today's students. Through the use of current news articles, realistic case studies, and engaging problems, students will be introduced to how markets work, the welfare state of markets, data of macroeconomics, effects of economic market growth, open economics, and the fluctuation of markets.
ECO 102 Principles of Microeconomics
This course emphasizes the real-world relevance of economics for today's students. Through the use of current news articles, realistic case studies, and engaging problems, students will be introduced to supply and demand of how markets work and the welfare state of markets, economics of the public sector, market production costs, organization of the market industry, economics of labor markets, and consumer choice of economics.
BUS 101 Principles of Business
This course offers students complete instruction in business concepts and skills needed in today's competitive environment. Covered are major business concepts including finance, marketing, operations, and management. Information and skills for the workplace are included, as well as the importance of participation in organizations such as DECA, a business-marketing student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), and Business Professionals of America (BPA). Topics presented are the global business environment, business management, operations and technology in business, and consumer financial management.
BUS 102 Principles of Accounting
This course offers students principles of accounting and their relationship to business through fundamental concepts. Basics of business accounting are presented including transactions, financial statements, the accounting cycle, accounting information systems, accounts payable and receivable, assets, liabilities, payroll, partnerships in accounting, corporate accounting, financial statements, and budgets.
BUS 103 Business Law
This course presents students with the fundamental principles of law applicable to business transactions. Students are introduced to the legal environment and government regulations. Topics include contracts, commercial transactions of sales, risk, liability and bankruptcy, employment, securities, cyber law, and property law.
BUS 104 Business Communications
This course is designed to prepare students for success in communicating in today's workplace as well as tips on job-searching skills. The course explains the basics of communicating in the workplace, working in teams, being a good listener and understanding business etiquette. Students study and practice the skills and activities involved in the writing process including the appropriate use of social media, preparing formal reports and proposals as well as informal business reports. Guidance is provided in proper grammar and writing mechanics as well as information on formatting and writing documents. A wealth of ideas for writing resumes and cover letters, participating in interviews, and completing follow-up activities are offered.
BUS 201 Business Systems Analysis
This course is designed to introduce students to steps in conducting feasibility analysis on a business idea or proposal. Students will learn to recognize the challenges of building a business plan, selecting an appropriate form of ownership, techniques for purchasing existing businesses, franchising, building a business plan, managing finances, developing strategies for marketing and advertising, and the effects of globalization and e-business in the success of any business. Additionally, the course includes approaches to analyzing sufficient finances, facility management, inventory, staffing and leadership needs to cultivate a profitable business. Students will learn the process of completing a feasibility analysis, soliciting feedback, and data gathering in performing a business systems analysis.
BUS 202 Principles of Leadership and Management
This course is designed to give students the understanding of leadership and management in the business setting. The course explains the basics of leadership in the workplace. Students study and practice the leadership skills including communication styles, decision-making, effective leadership, effective management, organization, managing and motivating people, and management in the future.
BUS 203 Business Strategies
This course presents current strategies of management theories. The course blends theory with an opportunity to practice the various theories. Students are provided with the ideology, ethical dilemmas, and unique strategies of mangers and organizations in today's workforce.
BUS 204 Marketing Applications
This course is focused on marketing applications found in the business world. Students are introduced to the process of developing marketing strategies, developing an understanding for the buyer and market, and strategies in targeting and satisfying the market. Student will learn how to integrate this knowledge with practical application.
BUS 301 Finance Management
This course gives students a comprehensive and contemporary introduction to financial management. The content focuses on maximizing shareholder wealth and effectively managing cash flow. Students will learn the international aspects of financial management, examine the ethical behavior of managers, and study the effects of a recession on corporations.
BUS 302 Managerial Accounting
This course is geared towards managerial accounting with content including relevant costs for decision making, capital budgeting decisions, and segment reporting and decentralization. Additional topics covered are job-order costing, process costing, and planning, controlling, and decision making important to successful accounting management.
BUS 303 Business Plan Development
This course is designed to introduce the process of starting a business by presenting difficult economic, financial, and business concepts in an understandable manner for students. This course will assist students in building a business plan, operating a small business, and turning ideas into viable business opportunities in a step-by-step manner.
BUS 304 E-Business
This course is designed to introduce students to the essentials of keeping pace with technology, strategies, and implementation in the business environment. The course is a balance of technical and managerial topics central to developing an understanding of e-business or e-commerce.
BUS 401 International Business
The course explores the pros and cons of economic theories, government policies, business strategies, and organizational structures as related to international business practices. The course focuses on globalization, national and international differences, ethics, global trade and investments, global monetary systems, strategies and structures of international business, and international business operations.
BUS 402 Business Operations
This course is an introduction to business operations. The material is reinforced with extensive practice problems to assist the student in understanding and implementing concepts covered. Topics covered include basics of operations management, designing operations, managing operations and quantitative modules.
BUS 403 Project Management
This course prepares students to work successfully in today's exciting project management environment. Included are details of how to organize and manage effective project teams. Students will learn about planning and scheduling as well as the costs associated with project management. The course covers the latest business developments and challenges students will face such as project constraints, stakeholder issues, the project charter, and how projects relate to an organization's strategic plan. Students will also be introduced to the latest version of MicrosoftÂ® Project 2010, one of the most popular project management software available.
BUS CAP Capstone Course
This course is designed to provide examples and real-world advice to assist the student in transitioning from college to the workforce. The course explores a broad variety of areas including employability skills, professional development, searching for the correct job, completing a portfolio and resume, interview techniques, workplace dynamics, networking, and conflict resolution. Additionally, each student is given the opportunity to work with a partner or group to develop a business plan to include establishing funding, designing marketing materials, and analyzing a needs assessment for the business selected.