Business Management & Administration (BUS)

BUS 100. Introduction To Business. (3 Credits)

Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.

BUS 118. Concepts of Supervision. (3 Credits)

Teaches the five functions of management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Includes instruction in leadership skills, problem-solving and decision-making, effective communications, dealing with conflict and employee relations, time management, delegation, and motivation. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.

BUS 165. Small Business Management. (3 Credits)

Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses. Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business, and identifies the elements comprising a business plan. Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls, developing a marketing strategy, managing business operations, and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.

BUS 200. Principles of Management. (3 Credits)

Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.

BUS 205. Human Resource Management. (3 Credits)

Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel, forecasting, job analysis, job descriptions, training methods and programs, employee evaluation systems, compensation, benefits, and labor relations. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.

BUS 221. Business Statistics I. (3 Credits)

Focuses on statistical methodology in the collection, organization, presentation, and analysis of data; concentrates on measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability concepts and distribution, sampling, statistical estimation, normal and T distribution and hypotheses for means and proportions. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisite: MTH 161 or division approval.

BUS 227. Quantitative Methods. (3 Credits)

Includes overview of quantitative methods in business decision-making, simple and multiple regression and correlation analysis, time series analysis and business forecasting, decision analysis, linear programming, transportation and assignment methods, and network models. May include computer applications. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: (BUS 221 or MTH 245) AND (MTH 263 or MTH 261).

BUS 241. Business Law I. (3 Credits)

Develops a basic understanding of the US business legal environment. Introduces property and contract law, agency and partnership liability, and government regulatory law. Students will be able to apply these legal principles to landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights issues, employment relationships, and other business transactions. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.

BUS 242. Business Law II. (3 Credits)

Focuses on business organization and dissolution, bankruptcy and Uniform Commercial Code. Introduces international law and the emerging fields of E-Commerce and Internet Law. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week.

BUS 270. Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business Organization. (3 Credits)

Focuses on intra- and interpersonal effectiveness in the business organization. Includes topics such as planning and running effective meetings, networking and politicking, coaching and mentoring, making effective and ethical decisions, developing interpersonal skills that are essential to effective managers, and to improve skills in verbal, non-verbal and written communication. Lecture 3 hours per week. Total 3 hours per week. Prerequisites: (ENG 111 or ENG 115) AND (ITE 119 or ITE 120 or CSC 200).