2303 - Business Communication - 3 credit
Studies the communication process 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:
2503 - Business Mathematics - 3 credit
Elementary finance and specific problems relative to business
enterprises. Prerequisite: MATH 1113.
2713 - Business Law I - 3 credit
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
2903 - Introduction to Management - 3
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 - Business Management - 3 credit
Study of the problems of establishing and operating a small
business. Includes capital requirements, location, managing the
business inventory, taxation, and services. Prerequisites: BUSI
2903 and ACCT 2113. Sophomore standing.
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
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
3553 - Financial Literacy - 3 credit
The concepts of personal money management, determining financial
resources, establishing financial goals and strategies, and
budgeting through retirement.
3573 - Investments - 3 credit
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.
3933 - Principles of Marketing - 3
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
Deals with personnel functions within organizations. Topics
include: recruitment, selection, appraisal, compensation, labor
laws governing management and labor, and future prospects in the
personnel field. Prerequisite: BUSI 2903.
3973 - Management Information Systems -
3 credit hours
Introduction to management problems related to various computing
functions and systems. Also listed as ACCT 3973. Prerequisite:
3993 - International Business Operations
- 3 credit hours
Discusses 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
4753 - Sales Management - 3 credit
The 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
Surveys analytical methods of handling problems in manufacturing
operations, including the general functions of management as
applied to production. Prerequisites: MATH 1113, BUSI 2903 and ECON
4773 - Human Relations in Business - 3
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 and Values - 3
Topics include analyzing the issues in the social responsibilities
of business, ethics in promotion, distribution, processing,
research, product development, honesty and fairness, accounting,
finance, and production. A study of federal legislation that
created agencies to force business to act in socially responsible
ways. Prerequisites: Senior standing or instructor's
4793 - Business Policy - 3 credit
Establishment of 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 of arts degree business major and
should be taken in the student's final semester. A fee of
approximately $25 is required for the ETS Majors Fields Test.
Prerequisites: BUSI 3533, BUSI 3933, BUSI 4763 and senior