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BUS 101 Introduction to Business (3)
This course provides a preview of business which includes business organization and management, the financing of business operation, the marketing of the product or service, the accounting of business transactions, and career information.
BUS 102 Personal Finance (3)
For non-business as well as for business majors. The course is primarily concerned with the management of money from the viewpoint of the individual. Topics to be covered include the consumer’s credit buying, borrowing, saving, and investments; purchase of insurance, real estate and other major items; the problem of taxation and wills, and controlling expenditures through the use of a budget.
BUS 103 Accounting I (3)
The recording, classification, and analysis of economic transactions of the sole proprietorship form of business ownership are the focus of the course. The student will analyze transactions, use journals and ledgers, prepare financial statements, and summarize results at the close of the fiscal period.
BUS 105 Accounting II (3)
Prerequisite: BUS 103 with a C or higher
The course is a continuation of Accounting I. The focus of the course will be on recording, classification, and analysis of economic transactions of the corporation. Students will analyze transactions, use journals and ledgers, prepare financial statements, and summarize results at the close of the fiscal period. Students will be introduced to decision-making and financial analysis.
BUS 112 The Business of Personal Training (3)
This course will provide a study of the entrepreneurial process specifically focused on the business of personal training. The course will cover topics such as opportunity recognition, entry strategies, market opportunities and marketing, business plan, financial projections, venture capital, financing, external assistance for startups and small businesses, legal and tax issues, intellectual property, franchising, and entrepreneurship economics.
BUS 115 Business Math Using Calculators (3)
This course covers basic business math operations and focuses on the development of speed and accuracy on the calculator. The course will emphasize business and consumer applications using both mechanical and computerized 10-key calculators.
BUS 116 Introduction to Accounting (3)
Prerequisite: BUS 116 or permission
This course provides an introduction to computerized accounting. The course will offer practical experience in establishing maintaining accounting systems and records for single proprietorships and corporations.
BUS 125 Human Resources (3)
This course will examine the development and role of human resources management in an organization. The course will focus on legal and ethical contexts, administration of wages and benefits, job design and analysis, performance management systems, and recruitment, hiring, and training.
BUS 127 Principles of Entrepreneurship I (3)
This course emphasizes the major issues confronting entrepreneurs and those in small business. It provides guidance regarding the legal considerations of which entrepreneurs should be aware when launching a new enterprise. It serves as a source and reference to those who either aspire or are currently active in the entrepreneurial world.
BUS 130 Microcomputer Applications I: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database, Presentation (3)
This course is designed to give students knowledge and practice, which will enable them to feel comfortable with the computer. Emphasis will be placed on problem-solving with the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software.
BUS 133 Microcomputer Applications I: Spreadsheet (3)
This course focuses on Microsoft Excel spreadsheet concepts and applications and using the spreadsheet as a tool in processing information.
BUS 139 Microcomputer Applications I: Word Processing (3)
This course is designed to provide students instruction on word processing concepts, systems, equipment, and career opportunities.
BUS 181 Microcomputer Applications I: Word Processing (1)
This course is designed to provide instruction in using word processing software. (Note: Students who have already completed BUS 139 cannot take this course.)
BUS 183 Microcomputer Applications I: Spreadsheet (1)
This course focuses on Microsoft Excel spreadsheet concepts and applications and using the spreadsheet as a tool in processing information. (Note: Students who have already completed BUS 133 cannot take this course.)
BUS 189 Microcomputer Applications I: Electronic Business Presentation (1)
This course focuses on using Microsoft PowerPoint to create visually effective business presentations. The course will include organizational charts, business graphs, and other visual materials incorporated in a presentation. In addition, the course will cover how to enhance presentations by using special features, such as animation, slides, templates, note pages, transition effects, and others. (Note: Students who have already completed BUS 151 cannot take this course.)
BUS 200 Financial Accounting (4)
Prerequisite: BUS 116 or permission
This course covers the basic accounting mode, the measurement process involved, and the data classification that are essential to the interpretation and effective use of financial statements by shareholders, creditors, auditors, and managers. The course will focus on the communication of financial information.
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3)
This course presents a basic understanding of the field of management and management practices. Management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are covered while exploring leadership, values and culture, ethics and diversity, globalization, social responsibility, quality, productivity, and participative management topics.
BUS 203 Macroeconomics (3)
Prerequisite: MAT 100
This course provides a study of basic macroeconomic concepts, principles, and terminology. Attention is given to supply and demand, national income, unemployment, money and banking, international trade, and finance.
BUS 204 Microeconomics (3)
Prerequisite: MAT 100
This course provides a study of basic microeconomic theory applied to the analysis of prices, markets, production, profits, rents, interest, and wages.
BUS 205 Business Law (3)
Introduces the role and importance of marketing techniques to the success of modern organizations. The course is focuses on the four basic elements of marketing; product, price, promotion, and place. Topics of study include the marketing concept; marketing research, consumer behavior, the product life cycle, channels of distribution, physical distribution, advertising, personal selling, pricing objectives and strategies, and social responsibilities of marketers.
BUS 213 Business Communications (3)
Prerequisite: ENG 101
This course covers both traditional and innovative communication skills. The primary focus will be on writing employment documents and business letters for specific situations.
BUS 216 Managerial Accounting (3)
Prerequisite: BUS 105 or BUS 200 with a C or higher
This course covers the concepts of materials, labor, and overhead control. The course also examines budget administration, cost accounting systems including standard costing, full costing and direct costing, break-even analysis, accounting statement analysis, and use of return on investment as a basis for management decisions.
BUS 230 Principles of Entrepreneurship II (3)
Prerequisites: BUS127, BUS103, BUS210, and BUS101 or BUS201
This course will provide a study of the basic entrepreneurial process. The course will cover opportunity recognition, entry strategies, market opportunities and marketing, creation of a successful business plan, financial projections, venture capital, debt and other forms of financing, external assistance for startups and small businesses, legal and tax issues, intellectual property, franchising, and entrepreneurship economics.