BUS 110. Math and Algebra for Business Credits: 2. Topics in the areas of Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Word problems which are generally deemed to be essential in an undergraduate business administration program. Does not count toward the major. Fulfills quantitative literacy requirement.
BUS 120. Introduction to Business Credits: 4. Survey course covering all major functions of business. Provides students with tools that can be used to predict and respond to future changes in the business environment. Demonstrates how the free enterprise system and individual entrepreneurs can respond to social needs. Does not count toward the major. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement. This course is not open to business administration majors.
BUS 141. Introduction to Computers Credits: 4. Assumes no prior knowledge of or experience with computers. Word processing, databases, spreadsheets and online services are reviewed. Does not count toward the major.
BUS 150. Special Topics Credits: 4. Recent topics include environmental management, entrepreneurship, real estate and international topics. May also be offered at 250, 350 and 450 levels.
BUS 215. Business Law and Environment Credits: 4. Survey of the U.S. legal environment and legal concepts relevant to the operations of the business system including topics of court systems and procedures, ethics, torts, intellectual property, contracts, agency, sales, products liability, environmental, international, employment, business organizations, and criminal law. Fulfills business and policy studies and social justice/environmental responsibility requirements.
BUS 241. Computers and Management Credits: 4. Applications of computers in management. Use of spreadsheets, databases and on-line services; introduction to programming in spreadsheets with other programming as time allows. Prerequisites: Pass the Business Math Test. BUS 141 or demonstrate equivalent knowledge. Request a self-evaluation checklist from the department chair to assist in deciding between BUS 141 and BUS 241. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement.
BUS 243. Management Information Systems (CTIS 243) Credits: 4. This course prepares a potential IT professional, manager and/or CEO to manage and optimize information resources. Students will examine Information Systems solutions in a case study approach by emphasizing the management, organizational and technological aspects of Information Systems. The course provides an in-depth exploration of information systems elements such as software, hardware and telecommunications, networks, data and people. Problem solving using systematized analysis approach coupled with software applications such as spreadsheets, databases and Internet technologies are examined.
Prerequisites: BUS 241 or CTIS 210.
BUS 246. International Business Management Credits: 4. Introduction to concepts related to international business, including economic, financial political, management, and marketing issues faced by global companies. Exploration of both the macro and micro aspects of doing business globally by studying both how the global financial and trade systems operate and how companies make marketing and management decisions based on this information. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement.
BUS 249. Principles of Management Credits: 4. Theory, practices and principles involved in the organization and management of organizations. Problem-solving through situation case analysis; global management issues, activities and experiences are integrated into the course. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement.
BUS 260. Independent Study Credits: 1-4. Individual student projects approved and supervised by a business department faculty member. May also be offered at 360 and 460 levels.
BUS 272. Financial Planning Credits: 4. Introduction to financial planning and the principles of retirement and estate planning. Emphasis on constructing and analyzing personal financial statements, investments, risk management and the economic environment. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement.
BUS 281. Personal Finance Credits: 4. Introduction to the basic principles of personal financial planning; provides an opportunity to learn things, such as the financial opportunities available through investing that will be useful in day-to-day life. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement.
BUS 282. Fundamentals of Investing Credits: 4. Introduction to securities and securities markets. Exposure to financial literature and techniques of analysis, with application in a stock market simulation. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement.
BUS 290. Internship Credits: 1-4. A combined on-the-job and academic experience arranged with a business, supervised by a business department faculty member and coordinated through the Career Development Center. Consists of experiential learning, managerial analysis and written and oral reports. Recommended for juniors and seniors. May also be offered at the 390 level.
BUS 310. Professional Communications Credits: 4. Introduction to key elements of verbal, nonverbal and written communication with potential employers, clients, regulators, supervisors, subordinates and co-workers. Development of active listening, presentation, group process and business writing skills. Prerequisite: ENGL 102 or equivalent. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement.
BUS 321. Human Resource Law and Management Credits: 4. Techniques, issues and problems in recruitment, selection, development, utilization and accommodation of human resources in organizations. Issues related to increasingly diverse work force and international management included. Prerequisite: junior or senior status or instructor permission. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement.
BUS 324. Marketing Management Credits: 4. An extensive course in marketing, focusing on product definition, branding, distribution channels, advertising and promotion. Strategic decision-making analysis, global marketing overviews and social responsibility issues are emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisites: ACCT 201 and BUS 241 (all with grades C- or better).
BUS 332. Financial Management Credits: 4. Introduction to the field of finance and the principles and practices of financial decision-making in an increasingly international business environment. Emphasis on valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, financial planning and financial analysis. Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 311, (ECON 221 or ECON 222), and BUS 241 (all with grades C- or better).
BUS 333. Money and Capital Markets (ECON 333) Credits: 4. Introduction to the financial system in an increasingly global economy. Emphasis on financial instruments, markets and institutions; the role of the banking system; overview of monetary theory and policy; current and future trends reshaping the global financial system. Prerequisite: ECON 221.
BUS 347. Production and Operations Management Credits: 4. Survey of operations management concepts and techniques associated with producing goods or providing services. A selection of decision-making tools will be reviewed and discussed in cases and, when possible, implemented in computer programs. Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 311, MATH 112, and BUS 241.
BUS 371. Nonprofit Management Credits: 4. Examines the role of the nonprofit sector in the United States economy. Students learn about specific business applications in the context of nonprofit organizations, with specific emphasis on management, accounting, marketing, law and planning. Students also examine the function of the mission within these organizations, as well as fund-raising options and practices.
BUS 449. Policy Formulation and Strategy Credits: 4. Integrative capstone course based on case studies and analyzing the total organization and its operational functions. Analysis and development of policies to support total organization goals within varying constraints, with an emphasis on globalization issues, social responsibility and ethics, and effective written and oral communication. Prerequisites: BUS 215, BUS 241, BUS 243, BUS 246, BUS 249, BUS 324, BUS 332, and BUS 347 (all with grades C- or better).
BUS 470. Senior Thesis Credits: 1-4. Independent research and writing of a professional paper on a topic in management under the supervision of a full-time business department faculty member.
BUS 490. Departmental Honors Credits: 4-8. Independent research, writing and presentation of a professional paper on a topic in management under the supervision of a committee of Department of Business and other appropriate faculty.