BUS – Business

All courses are alphabetized by course code. All courses are to be pursued in a normal sequence with prerequisite courses taken as indicated. Provided for each course is the following information: course number and title; number of class, laboratory, clinical/shop/work experience (if any), and credit hours; and the semester in which the course is offered - FA (Fall), SP (Spring), and SU (Summer).

BUS-110 Introduction to Business (3 0 0 3)

This course provides a survey of the business world. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. (FA). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify various forms of business organizations.
2. Define business vocabulary.
3. Describe the basics of business ethics.
4. Explain basic management principles.

BUS-115 Business Law I (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces the student to the legal and ethical framework of business. Contracts, negotiable instruments, the law of sales, torts, crimes, constitutional law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the court systems are examined. Upon completion the student should be able to identify legal and ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the laws that apply to them. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. (FA and SP). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify the elements of a contract.
2. Describe the structure of the U.S. court system.
3. Identify laws, conditions and regulations in national and international work environments.

BUS-116 Business Law II (3 0 0 3)

This course includes the study of the legal and ethical framework of business. Business Organizations, property law, intellectual property law, agency and employment law, consumer law, secured transactions, and bankruptcy are examined. Upon completion, the student should be able to identify legal and ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the laws that apply to them. State prerequisite: Take BUS-115. (FA and SP). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

BUS-137 Principles of Management (3 0 0 3)

This course is designed to be an overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating. Upon completion, students should be able to work as contributing members of a team utilizing these functions of management. This course has been approved for transfer under the CAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. This course has been approved for transfer under the ICAA as a premajor and/or elective course requirement. (SP). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Explain strategic management in business operations.
2. Define management, quality management, and project management.
3. Identify relevant issues in human resource management.

BUS-153 Human Resource Management (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee development, compensation planning, and employee relations. Upon completion, students should be able to anticipate and resolve human resource concerns. (SP). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

BUS-217 Employment Law and Regs (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces the principle laws and regulations affecting public and private organizations and their employees or prospective employees. Topics include fair employment practices, EEO, affirmative action, and employee rights and protections. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate organization policy for compliance and assure that decisions are not contrary to law. (SU). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Define fair employment practices, EEO, affirmative action.
2. Identify employee rights and protections.
3. Evaluate organization policy for compliance.
4. Evaluate decisions to assure they are not contrary to law.

BUS-225 Business Finance (2 2 0 3)

This course provides an overview of business financial management. Emphasis is placed on financial statement analysis, time value of money, management of cash flow, risk and return, and sources of financing. Upon completion, students should be able to interpret and apply the principles of financial management. State prerequisite: Take ACC 120. (SP). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

BUS-230 Small Business Management (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces the challenges of entrepreneurship including the startup and operation of a small business. Topics include market research techniques, feasibility studies, site analysis, financing alternatives, and managerial decision making. Upon completion, students should be able to develop a small business plan. (FA and SP). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

BUS-234 Training and Development (3 0 0 3)

This course covers developing, conducting, and evaluating employee training with attention to adult learning principles. Emphasis is placed on conducting a needs assessment, using various instructional approaches, designing the learning environment, and locating learning resources. Upon completion, students should be able to design, conduct, and evaluate a training program. (SU). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Design, conduct, and evaluate a training program.
2. Define the steps for conducting a needs assessment.
3. Identify instructional approaches.
4. Design a learning environment.

BUS-255 Org Behavior in Business (3 0 0 3)

This course covers the impact of different management practices and leadership styles on worker satisfaction and morale, organizational effectiveness, productivity, and profitability. Topics include a discussion of formal and informal organizations, group dynamics, motivation, and managing conflict and change. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze different types of interpersonal situations and determine an appropriate course of action. (FA and SU). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.

BUS-256 Recruit Select & Per Plan (3 0 0 3)

This course introduces the basic principles involved in managing the employment process. Topics include personnel planning, recruiting, interviewing and screening techniques, maintaining employee records; and voluntary and involuntary separations. Upon completion, students should be able to acquire and retain employees who match position requirements and fulfill organizational objectives. (FA). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Identify recruiting, interviewing and screening techniques.
2. Describe processes to acquire and retain employees who match position requirement and fulfill organizational objectives.
3. Describe personnel planning.
4. Identify procedures for maintaining employee records.

BUS-258 Compensation and Benefits (3 0 0 3)

This course is designed to study the basic concepts of pay and its role in rewarding performance. Topics include wage and salary surveys, job analysis, job evaluation techniques, benefits, and pay-for-performance programs. Upon completion, students should be able to develop and manage a basic compensation system to attract, motivate, and retain employees. (FA). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Describe job analysis and job evaluation techniques.
2. Describe benefits and pay-for-performance programs.
3. Develop and manage a basic compensation system to attract, motivate, and retain employees.
4. Define wage and salary surveys.

BUS-259 HRM Applications (3 0 0 3)

This course provides students in the Human Resource Management concentration the opportunity to reinforce their learning experiences from preceding HRM courses. Emphasis is placed on application of day-to-day HRM functions by completing in-basket exercises and through simulations. Upon completion, students should be able to determine the appropriate actions called for by typical events that affect the status of people at work. State prerequisites: Take All: BUS-217, BUS-234, BUS-256, and BUS-258. (SP). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.
Competencies
·Student Learning Outcomes
1. Apply day-to-day HRM functions to exercises and simulations.
2. Determine the appropriate actions called for by typical events that affect the status of people at work.

BUS-285 Business Management Issues (2 2 0 3)

This course covers contemporary issues that affect successful businesses and their managers and employees. Emphasis is placed on using case studies and exercises to develop analytical and problem-solving skills, ethics, quality management concepts, team skills, and effective communication. Upon completion, students should be able to apply the specific knowledge and skills covered to become more effective managers and employees. State prerequisite: Take BUS-137. (SP). National ID (CIP) 52.0201 Business Administration and Management, General.