Business - BUSI
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
or MATH 1113, 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
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. Prerequisite:
2933 - Business Management - 3 credit hours
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 and ACCT 2113.
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 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 BUSI
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 and Labor Relations - 3
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
3613 - Acquiring Talent (Workforce Planning) - 3 credit
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 standing.
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
4603 - Compensation and Benefits- 3 credit
Provides advanced study of the human resources function of
compensation. Topics include design and administration of the
total compensation system, including subtropical areas of pay
equity, job evaluation, wage and salary structures, variable pay
programs, negotional of benefit plans, benefit administrational and
legal compliance, and compensation and benefits regulations.
4613 - Developing Talent - 3 credit hours
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.
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.
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 or MATH 1113, 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 and 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
4793 - Business Policy - 3
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 of arts 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.