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 I -- 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
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.
2933 -- Small Business Management -- 3 credit
A 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, ACCT 2113
and sophomore standing.
3503 -- Business Computer Applications -- 3 credit
Uses computer-based spreadsheets to create and analyze worksheets
and graphs for accounting, finance, marketing, and human resource
management. Prerequisite: CIS
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 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
3603 -- Employee & Labor Relations -- 3 credit
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.
3613 -- Acquiring Talent (Workforce Planning) -- 3
Focuses on workforce planning and talent management. Topics
include analysis of workforce needs and emerging trends, human
resources issues in mergers and acquisitions, recruitment and
staffing of human resources, and organizational entry and
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
3953 -- Personnel Management -- 3 credit
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
3973 -- Management Information Systems -- 3 credit
Introduces management problems related to various
computing functions and systems. Also listed as ACCT
3973. Prerequisite: Junior
3993 -- International Business Operations -- 3 credit
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
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
4613 -- Developing Talent -- 3 credit
Provides an in-depth study of the training and development
function of human resources. Topics include organizational
entry, socialization and orientation, systematic development of
training curriculum, delivery and evaluation of training programs,
career and succession planning, outcome measurements of the human
resources function, and human resources metrics.
Prerequisite: BUSI 3613.
4623 -- Quantitative Techniques/Management Science -- 3
Provides a foundation in the areas of quantitative
modeling utilized in the managerial decision-making process.
Emphasis is placed on the development, application, and analysis of
the following quantitative techniques: linear programming,
transportation, forecasting, PERT/CPM, inventory, quality control,
and decision theory.
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
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
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
4783 -- Business Ethics & Values -- 3 credit
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.