BUS 1005 PERSONAL FINANCE
Four hours. An overview of personal and family financial planning with an emphasis on financial record-keeping, spending, budgeting, tax planning, consumer credit, buying decisions, purchasing insurance, selecting investments, and retirement and estate planning.
BUS 1115 BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
Four hours. A survey course designed for taking a first look at business in society. An interdisciplinary systems approach is used to explore the nature of business and its role in society emphasizing several business disciplines in the overall context of the enterprise. Ethics and values are emphasized, and the interfaces of business with its environment, the issues of work, careers, and the parameters for success in life are explored. The development of basic business related vocabulary is used to understand and interpret business news and information. This course may not be taken after earning credit for upper-level business core classes.
BUS 2217 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Concepts, principles, and functions of management applicable to all types of organizations; different managerial styles.
BUS 3115 SALES MANAGEMENT AND PERSONAL SELLING
Four hours. Prerequisite: BUS 3160. This course addresses sales management methods and concepts applicable to the efficient recruitment, deployment, and retention of an effective sales force in the twenty-first century business environment. Class demonstrations in different facets of selling and exercises in the art of persuasion will illustrate theories of buyer motivation, and help students develop a command of the language of sales. The course follows a process model of selling that applies across product concepts. There is an emphasis on participative exercises including classroom discussion of written assignments, presentations and role playing exercises.
BUS 3125 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT
Two hours. This course is designed to provide students with an initial examination of the differences between business in a domestic context and business in an international context. Content will include exposure to culture, political, and social environment considerations, as well as trade theory, government influence on trade, and global management strategy. Gen Ed: SW (Glb, Aw, An)
BUS 3160 MARKETING PRINCIPLES
Four hours. Prerequisites: ECO 2205 (Interdisciplinary majors/minors are eligible for prerequisite substitutions or waivers). Marketing principles, functions, organizations, methods, and problems involved in the exchange process known as marketing; a managerial perspective that revolves around the marketing concept and the marketing mix. Gen Ed: Ql
BUS 3175 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING STRATEGIES
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 3125 and BUS 3160. The course is intended to provide undergraduate students with awareness, an analysis of global, international, and multicultural issues as they relate to companies and countries with an integrated course project that is applied to an actual organization. The integrated project requires students to learn, analyze, and creatively solve a marketing problem followed by determining the best method(s) to use to communicate the solution to the client organization.
BUS 3311 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS
Four hours. Introduction to commercial, property, administrative, constitutional and liability law, and the American court system, with special emphasis on how it affects people in business. Students will engage in evaluation, analysis, and application of legal doctrines to business and personal situations.
BUS 3312 COMMERCIAL LAW
Two hours. Prerequisite: BUS 3311. In-depth study of the legal issues and principles inherent in business transactions, including sales, commercial paper, contracts, secured transactions, real property, business organizations, and trusts and estates; with heavy emphasis on applications of principles to problems.
BUS 3320 APPLIED STATISTICS OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS
Four hours. Same as ECO 3320. Prerequisite: MAT 2022 or its equivalent or permission of the instructor. Mathematical statistical tools for managerial analysis, research, and decision making, data collection and presentation, multivariable hypothesis testing, regression analysis, time series analysis, forecasting, decision analysis, inventory management, modeling and simulation, and project management. Gen Ed: Qn
BUS 3453 MANAGERIAL FINANCE
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2112 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. Planning and controlling sources and uses of a firm’s funds. Includes capital budgeting, dividend policies, determination of optimal capital structure, and internal vs. external financing of expansion.
BUS 3455 FINANCIAL PLANNING AND POLICY
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 3453. Study and analysis of the financial planning process including client interactions, assessment of investor risk profiles, construction of comprehensive personal financial statements and financial plans, ethics and responsibilities of professional financial planners, and the regulation of the financial services industry.
BUS 3575 NEW VENTURE CREATION
Four hours. A study of the entrepreneurial aspects of business management including financial understanding as well as all of the activities in managing a business. Analyzes how entrepreneurs help shape and energize the free-enterprise system with innovation and job creation. Global considerations and entrepreneurships are included. The student will discover the advantages and pitfalls of entrepreneurship through the comprehensive development of a business plan assignment.
BUS 3666 LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES
Four hours. Prerequisite: BUS 2217. Study and application of cases, concepts, and theories related to leadership. Experiential exercises are used to simulate leadership situations and facilitate growth in leadership skills and abilities.
BUS 3670 FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2112 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. The course presents the fundamentals of financial risk management. It provides a realistic and conceptually motivated overview of risk management for global corporations. Techniques to identify, measure and manage financial risk including use of futures, options, swaps, real options, financial engineering, value-at-risk and other risk measures are studied and applied.
BUS 3705 BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Four hours. Provides an overview of business data processing and management information systems. Covers introductory concepts of systems analysis techniques, nature of computer applications in business, problem solving, and discusses the future of information technology.
BUS 3888 PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE ANALYSIS AND VALUATION
Four hours. Prerequisites: ACC 2112 and ECO 2205 and ECO 2207. This course will provide a survey of real estate assets, markets, and decisions. The emphasis will be on the development of analytical techniques and information required for implementation; the course will also cover institutional features of real estate markets and transactions.
BUS 3960 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR INTERNSHIPS AND CAREERS
Two hours. Does not count toward the business administration major. This course is designed for students who wish to prepare for an internship experience and position themselves for future employment in the field of their choice. Students will have the opportunity to gain key skills preparing them in locating a professional internship/future career. Topics range from setting career goals and understanding personal skills, to conducting job searches and identifying target experiences, to résumé and cover letter writing and polishing interviewing skills.
BUS 4110 LAW IN FILM I: LEGAL ISSUES AND PROCEDURES
Two hours. Prerequisites: Junior standing and BUS 3311 and other approved criminology or political science course, or permission of the instructor. Seminar style course which provides an in-depth examination of legal issues and procedures, and the perception versus the reality of the American legal system and the practice of law through the use of mainstream films and television shows.
BUS 4115 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 2217 and BUS 3125. This is a seminar-style course covering global labor markets, staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, and compensation. The course also examines the key competencies of global leaders and the challenges of managing global assignments.
BUS 4120 LAW IN FILM II: ETHICS AND PERCEPTIONS
Two hours. Prerequisites: Junior standing and BUS 3311 and other approved criminology or political science course, or permission of the instructor. Seminar style course which provides an in-depth examination of legal and business ethics and the perception of lawyers, businessmen, and the legal system created by cinematic depictions.
BUS 4188 INVESTMENTS
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 3453. Emphasis from standpoint of individual investor in corporate and government securities; investment objectives; appraisal of investment risks; valuation of securities; portfolio management.
BUS 4205 SPREADSHEET MODELING AND QUANTITATIVE BUSINESS DECISIONS
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS/ECO 3320 and BUS 3453. The course provides a complete and modern treatment of management science methodology and the use of spreadsheet applications. Topics include decision theory, linear programming, network analysis, transpiration & assignment, PERT/CPM, forecasting, inventory control and queuing theory.
BUS 4255 INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 3125 and ACC 2112. Examination of the international financial environment of business. Emphasis is on the financial decision making process relating to foreign exchange risk management, hedging, arbitrage, currency futures and option markets, management of foreign investments, country risk analysis, international sources of financing and international money and capital markets.
BUS 4430 BUSINESS ETHICS, COMMUNICATION, AND RISK MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: Junior standing, and BUS 2217 and 3311 or permission of the instructor. This course integrates legal research, writing, and document creation with business ethics. It is designed to prepare business students to effectively address and avert the legal and ethical challenges they will face in day-to-day business operations. Gen Ed: MV
BUS 4466 MARKETING RESEARCH
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 3160 and BUS/ECO 3320 (Interdisciplinary majors/minors are eligible for prerequisite substitutions or waivers). Marketing research is a vehicle for students to use what they have learned with what they will do when they graduate. The course focuses on the use of research methods in formulating marketing policies and strategies; analysis and evaluation of research results; student surveys and research studies with cooperating organizations.
BUS 4488 MARKETING MANAGEMENT
Four hours. Prerequisites: BUS 2217 and BUS 4466. Management of marketing functions and analysis of problems of representative companies, including product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution; uses of computer in market management.
BUS 4960/4961 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION INTERNSHIP
Two to four hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing; permission of the instructor; minimum 2.5 GPA. Correlating theory and practice in an operational setting, supervision by cooperating practitioners and faculty in approved areas of application.
BUS 4999 SEMINAR IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT OF THE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
Four hours. Prerequisites: Senior standing, all other courses in the major, and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. The capstone course of the business administration major. The course integrates knowledge of all business disciplines from other courses. Uses case studies and team-based projects to identify problems and formulate strategic policies that shape the destiny of organizations. The course emphasizes analysis, decision-making, and implementation of business strategies. Gen Ed: EC-C