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1043 -- Introduction to Financial Literacy -- 3 credit hours
Introduction to the concepts of personal budgeting, spending, investing, and debt management.  Emphasizes the individual's ability to discern financial choices, to discuss money and financial issues without discomfort, to plan for the future, and to respond competently to life events that affect every day financial decisions, including events in the general economy.

1053 -- Business Applications -- 3 credit hours
Introduction to the major concepts of business management, economics/finance, human resources, and accounting, including affiliated fields of study and future job opportunities.  Applied learning is incorporated and coordinated with the Lindsey Wilson College Center for Entrepreneurship.  Note: Course is restricted to students in the Business Leadership Learning Community.

2106 -- Lean Systems -- 6 credit hours
Students will learn to describe and apply the principles, tools, and techniques associated with lean operations and will plan and execute improvement projects in their workplace or in a simulated workplace.  The course requires application of lean principles and techniques.  Prerequisite: Instructor's permission.  Note: Will be offered at workplace locations.

2203 -- Entrepreneurship -- 3 credit hours
Focuses on the following fundamentals of entrepreneurship: creative thinking, leadership, problem-solving, risk-taking, and adaptation to change along with basic concepts in economics, accounting, and marketing.  Strong emphasis on experiential learning activities which will involve student interaction with business leaders and entrepreneurs. 

2206 -- Lean Leadership -- 6 credit hours
Students will analyze and select applicable lean principles and tools for their workplace.  They will develop innovative solutions to problems in their workplace.  They will teach and coach lean principles to coworkers.  Prerequisite:  BUSI 2106 or documented previous equivalence training or experience.

2216 -- Entrepreneurship Project -- 6 credit hours
Students will develop a business plan and begin implementation of the business concept that they have submitted prior to the beginning of the semester in which they register for the course. 

2303 -- Business Communication -- 3 credit hours
Study of communication processes in business as related to managerial and professional communication.  Emphasis on interpersonal and organizational concepts; goals, skills, and criteria; cultural aspects; electronically assisted communication; collaborative communication; planning, organizing, and developing business messages; message patterns; visual and oral media; research and reports; and the employment process.  Prerequisite: ENGL 1023.

2503 -- Business Mathematics -- 3 credit hours
Introduces elementary finance and specific problems relative to business enterprises.  Prerequisite: MATH 1013, unless mathematics waiver requirements are met.

2713 -- Business Law -- 3 credit hours
Studies the legal environment of business. Introduces the private and public aspects of business law.  Topics include law and the judicial system, contracts, regulation and consumer protection, and commercial paper.

2903 -- Introduction to Management -- 3 credit hours
Introduces the discipline of Management. Integrates the basic processes of management: planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling.  Case studies are used to solve realistic problems in managing a business.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

2933 -- Small Business Management -- 3 credit hours
A study of the problems of establishing and operating a small business. Includes development of a business plan, integrating capital requirements, location, managing inventory, taxation, and services.  Prerequisites: ACCT 2113 and BUSI 2903.

3503 -- Business Computer Applications -- 3 credit hours
Uses computer-based spreadsheets to create and analyze worksheets and graphs for accounting, finance, marketing, and human resource management.  Prerequisite: CIS 1003.

3533 -- Principles of Finance -- 3 credit hours
Studies the basic principles, concepts, and analytical tools in finance.  Areas examined include: budgeting, present value concepts, sources, and uses of funds.  Prerequisites: ACCT 2123 and BUSI 2903.

3553 -- Financial Literacy -- 3 credit hours
Addresses concepts of personal money management, determining financial resources, establishing financial goals and strategies, and budgeting through retirement.

3573 -- Investments -- 3 credit hours
Considers the nature of different types of securities and other investments from the investor's point of view.  The bases for the structure of a portfolio are examined in theory and practice.  Prerequisite: BUSI 3933.

3603 -- Employee & Labor Relations -- 3 credit hours
Provides a comprehensive introduction to employment and labor regulations.  Consideration will be given to the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees throughout the employment relationship.  Topics to be discussed will include the common law and statutory foundations of employment law, the employment relationship, collective bargaining, and labor relations. Prerequisites:  BUSI 2713 and BUSI 3953.

3701 -- Entrepreneurship in Action (ENACTUS) -- 1 credit hour
Introduces the student to business leadership training using the guidelines of a national leadership organization called ENACTUS ("a community of student, academic, and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better, more sustainable world").  Through project management, this course emphasizes activities and techniques that develop competencies needed to become a successful leader.  Students receive instruction and hands-on experience in areas of entrepreneurship, teamwork, communication, and networking.

3933 -- Principles of Marketing -- 3 credit hours
Studies the behavioral, functional, societal, and institutional foundations of marketing, as well as the marketing mix variables: product, price, promotion, and channels of distribution.  Prerequisite: BUSI 2903.

3953 -- Personnel Management -- 3 credit hours
Deals with personnel functions within organizations.  Topics include: recruitment, selection, appraisal and compensation, labor laws governing management and labor, and future prospects in the personnel field.  Prerequisite: BUSI 2903.

3973 -- Management Information Systems -- 3 credit hours
Introduces information systems in business and the global society.  Topics include information technology concepts, business information support systems, transaction processing systems, management decision support systems, expert systems, enterprise systems, and systems development.  Prerequisite: CIS 1003.

3983 -- Acquiring & Developing Talent (Workforce Planning) -- 3 credit hours
Focuses on workforce planning and talent management.  Topics include workforce needs analysis, recruitment and staffing, organizational entry and socialization, training, career and succession planning, performance measurements, and issues in mergers and consolidations.  Prerequisite:  BUSI 3953.

3993 -- International Business Operations -- 3 credit hours
Study of globalization, political, and cultural diversities; foreign investment; regional economic integration; the global monetary system; global capital market; the strategy and structure of international business; exporting; alternative approach to entering foreign markets; global manufacturing and material management; global marketing and research and development (R&D); global human resource management; accounting in international business; and financial management in international business.  Prerequisites: BUSI 3933 and junior standing.

4603-- Compensation & Benefits -- 3 credit hours
Provides advanced study of the human resources function of compensation.  Topics include design and administration of the total compensation system, including such subtopic areas as pay equity, job evaluation, wage and salary structures, variable pay programs, negotiation of benefit plans, benefit administrational and legal compliance, and compensation and benefits regulations.  Prerequisites:  ACCT 2113 and BUSI 3953.

4623 -- Quantitative Business Research Methods -- 3 credit hours
Provides a cross-discipline foundation in research methods in business.  Exposes students to the set of conceptual tools and techniques that will enable them to understand the nature of the scientific method as it applies to a business setting, to evaluate the usefulness of research proposals and studies from the point of design and execution, and to execute a basic job of planning and carrying out a research project.  Prerequisites:  BUSI 2903 and ECON 3203.

4753 -- Sales Management -- 3 credit hours
Addresses selling functions of the business organization and the problem of sales administration.  Topics include: recruitment and training of salespeople, paying salespeople, establishing territories, sales quotas, aids for salespeople, and overall control of the sales organization.  Prerequisite: BUSI 3533.

4763 -- Production Management -- 3 credit hours
Surveys analytical methods of handling problems in manufacturing operations, including the general functions of management as applied to production.  Prerequisites: MATH 1013, unless waiver requirements are met, BUSI 2903 and ECON 3203.

4773 -- Human Relations in Business -- 3 credit hours
Studies individual and group behavior in organizations, the nature and crucial importance of communication, employee motivation, and development of the human aspects on organizations.  Prerequisite: Senior standing or instructor's permission.

4783 -- Business Ethics & Values -- 3 credit hours
Includes an analysis of the issues in the social responsibilities of business, ethics in promotion, distribution, processing, research, product development, honesty and fairness, accounting, finance, and production. Includes a study of federal legislation that created agencies to force business to act in socially responsible ways.  Prerequisites: Senior standing or instructor's permission.

4793 -- Business Policy -- 3 credit hours
Establishes effective business policy within the framework of the problems and methods of business decision-making.  Written and oral analyses are made of comprehensive cases cutting across the major functions within business organizations.  Group and individual reports are required.  Uses a computer simulation.  This is the capstone course for the bachelor's degree business major and should be taken in the student's final semester.  Note: A fee of approximately $25 is required for the ETS Majors Fields Test.  Prerequisites: BUSI 3533, BUSI 3933, BUSI 4763 and senior standing.  General Education: Mastery -- Communication; Mastery -- Inquiry & Analysis; Mastery -- Application & Integration of Knowledge.

PN06 -- Entrepreneurship Internship -- 6 credit hours
Students will spend at least 240 hours during the semester working at an entrepreneurial business.  The internship will be accompanied by a seminar.  

 

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