Business (BUS)

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BUS-112. Introduction to Business. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course introduces both business and non-business majors to various fields of business study. Topics include foundations of business and economic systems, management and leadership styles, entrepreneurship, motivational theory and techniques, personnel and production management, accounting, information systems, business law, union/management relations and global issues. The course prepares students for higher-level business study and explores a variety of major options and career paths.

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BUS-119. Business Information Systems and Applications. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 1 hr
This course provides an introduction to the various technical tools available to help solve problems in the field of business technology. This is a hands-on laboratory course designed to provide the student with experience calculating Business transactions, Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office packages, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and marketing research tools. Special emphasis is placed on the accounting and other financial information reports using Microsoft Office's Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs.
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BUS-135. Introduction to International Business. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course introduces students to the field of international business and trade. A broad range of topics prepares students for the rapidly evolving global business world and for advanced study in international business. Topics include an overview of international business, the global economy, international business environments, issues related to operating and managing an international business and concepts and theories related to the global marketplace.

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BUS-136. Personal Finance. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides a practical introduction to personal finance and money management by focusing on realistic ways to effectively manage and protect personal assets, minimize taxes and provide for a secure retirement. Students may design a personal budget and learn to make appropriate decisions with regard to savings, investments, insurance, credit protection and estate planning. Students evaluate the cost of borrowed money, real estate investments, effective use of credit, tax implications and the effects of the economy on personal financial decisions. The use of financial periodicals may be required.
Prerequisites: MAT-016 or equivalent and ENG-025 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BUS-201. Human Relations in Business. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course provides a broad perspective dealing with human relations from the viewpoint of the manager. It treats the human aspect as it is encountered in the business organization. The behavior of individuals in interpersonal, intergroup and interorganizational situations as they relate to work is also studied.

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BUS-205. Landscape Specifications and Estimating. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
Required for students in Landscape Management and Design Agribusiness and Turf and Turfgrass Management and recommended for others with an interest in landscape maintenance or landscape design and installation. The course focuses on developing systems for the identification of costs associated with the preparation of landscape estimates and bids. Topics include pricing, budgeting, understanding and writing specifications; contracts and related issues; insurance and accounting applications for landscape businesses; estimating with an emphasis on cost-finding processes; and client and employee relations.

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BUS-211. Money and Banking. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course analyzes the organization and operation of our financial system. Included in the study are the money and capital markets, commercial banking and other financial institutions such as commercial finance companies. The relationship between financial and economic activity, including monetary and fiscal policy, is shown.
Prerequisites: MAT-016 or equivalent and ENG-025 or equivlanet
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BUS-212. Principles of Finance. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is a study of principles and practices followed in the financial organization and operation of a business organization, including financing new and growing businesses, sources of capital, banking and credit accommodations, and the handling of other financial matters.
Prerequisites: ACC-111 and ENG-025 or equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BUS-213. Business Law I. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is a basic study of the fundamentals of legal liability, the growth of our legal system, and the legal rights, duties and obligations of the individual. Specifically covered are law and society, contracts, agency and employment. Where applicable, the Uniform Commercial Code is used as the basis for statutory interpretation.

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BUS-215. Principles of Management. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is a study of the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Emphasis is placed on the theory of management, organization and executive leadership. Case studies of actual business situations present problems requiring executive decisions for solution.
Prerequisites: ENG-111, ENG-112 and BUS-119.

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BUS-218. Investment Principles. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course introduces students to basic types of investment alternatives focusing on the mechanics of investing including online investing, researching and interpreting financial information, understanding risk/return tradeoffs, and reviewing investment strategies associated with various stock orders. The course offers a thorough review of the primary and secondary securities markets, securities regulations and ethics, and a general understanding of the impact of the economy and the Federal Reserve on investment decisions. The course objective is to develop students into independently sophisticated investors through a practical hands-on approach. The use of financial periodicals may be required.
Prerequisites: ENG-025 or non-course equivalent and MAT-016 or non-course equivalent
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BUS-219. Small Business Operations. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course focuses on all aspects of operating an existing business or starting a new venture, culminating in the preparation and simulated execution of a business plan. Study includes evaluations of both new and existing businesses, financing approaches, forms of ownership, traditional and Internet marketing and advertising, directing, staffing, purchasing, risk mitigation, cash management, tax obligations, bootstrapping techniques, and financial and breakeven evaluation. This is a hands-on pragmatic approach to small business management.

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BUS-222. International Finance. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
International Finance provides a basic understanding of the relationship between the international business environment and the international financial markets. Topics to be covered include: international flow of funds, international capital markets, international monetary system, exchange rate behavior, and financial management of the multinational firm.
Prerequisites: ENG-025 or equivlanet
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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BUS-224. Cooperative Work Experience-Business. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course provides students enrolled in the Business Career curriculum with job-oriented training and practical work experience in a work environment prior to permanent employment. The course may be taken in fulfillment of a business elective in the Business Career curriculum. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their intention known to the department chair at the beginning of their third semester.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Corequisites: BUS-225.

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BUS-225. Cooperative Work Experience Business- Related Class. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
A supplement to the cooperative work experience program, this course provides a variety of experiences to further develop students' career development and occupational adjustment. It also develops positive points of view toward human relationships and the responsibilities of both the employee and the employer.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Corequisites: BUS-224.

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BUS-226. Internship Work Experience-Business. 3 Credits.

COOP 3 hrs
This course provides students enrolled in the Business curriculum with job oriented training and practical work experience in a non-paid work environment prior to permanent employment. The course may be taken in fulfillment of a business elective. Students desiring to participate in this experience should make their intentions known to the department chair during the prior semester.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Corequisites: BUS-225.

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BUS-240. Small Business Planning and Finance. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course focuses on the planning and financing of small business ventures. Included is the development of a business plan. This includes market analysis and a resulting marketing plan, a comprehensive operations plan and the development of financial projections. Attention also is placed on attracting seed and growth capital from such sources as individuals, family, venture capital, investment banking and commercial banks. Bootstrapping or creative ways for obtaining greater impact of available funds is introduced. The end of the business cycle, business valuation and exit strategies are fully explored.
Prerequisites: ENG-025 or equivalent and MAT-016 or equivalent.

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BUS-242. Customer Relations. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course focuses on customer relations as the measure of present and future business success. It begins with describing how business develops its business strategy on identified customer base. Recognizing the challenge of meeting customer expectations, the course defines customer satisfaction and introduces approaches to move from satisfying the customer to delighting the customer. A comprehensive customer relations process, customer relationship management, is introduced and its role discussed in the electronic business age.

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BUS-291. Special Topics in Business. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an examination of selected topics or issues in business areas of study. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult with the Department of Business Administration chair for additional information.

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BUS-292. Special Topics in Business. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course is an examination of selected topics or issues in business areas of study. Topics may differ each time the course is offered. Students should consult with the Department of Business Administration chair for additional information. Prerequisites may be required dependent on topic of study.
Corequisites: BUS-224.