Business

BUS 101 Business, Innovation, & Entrepreneurial Thinking
This course introduces the roles of business in society, the nature of entrepreneurship, and the application of business concepts to creating economic wealth, improving individual opportunity, raising standards of living, increasing quality of life, accepting social responsibility, promoting ecological sustainability, and realizing political stability. You will learn the interdependency of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurial thinking, new venture creation and business management.

BUS 135 Business Law & Ethics
This course introduces students to the legal and ethical environment of business.  It will assist students in identifying and analyzing ethical issues in business, while giving students practical decision-making skills.  Basic legal content such as contracts, torts, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, and employment law will be covered.

BUS 215 Micro & Macro Economics
This course introduces economic theory and analysis as they apply to personal, entrepreneurial, and policy-related decision-making. We will discuss economic concepts used to describe, explain, evaluate, predict, and address key social, political, & economic problems in many countries, highlighting the social impact of economic choices.

BUS 230 Financial & Managerial Accounting
This course introduces theories and methods of using accounting systems and information technology to solve problems and evaluate performance throughout the business lifecycle.  The course explores the role of accounting in providing timely and accurate information for external reporting and to support managerial planning, control, and decision making.
Prerequisite: BUS 101 or HCM 200.

BUS 241 Business Analysis & Decision Making
This course introduces (1) the uses of information technology (MIS, Big Data) for data gathering, organization, & analysis and (2) tools such as statistics, algorithms, and analytics for interpreting data and drawing conclusions.  Areas covered include basic research design, probability, statistics, information processing, decision support, and self-directed systems.
Prerequisite: BUS 101.

BUS 310 Management & Organizational Behavior
Management is the process of understanding and motivating people to perform work to achieve objectives.  Students focus on developing key competencies including responsible decision making, effective communication, leadership, broad & global perspectives, understanding human motivation, setting objectives, and analytical problem solving.  Using case studies, we will explore applications such as performance, project, crisis, and conflict management.
Prerequisite: Junior status and BUS 101 or HCM 200.

BUS 312 Responsible Business Leadership
Focuses on understanding the mindsets of responsible leaders (commitments, vision, values, ethics, and philosophy); developing leadership skills, styles, strengths, and relationships; and using leadership to promote social responsibility, resolve conflicts, and overcome obstacles.
Prerequisite: BUS 310 and Junior status.

BUS 320 Entrepreneurial & Corporate Finance
Finance is the process of sourcing and using funds to achieve business objectives. This course introduces theories, concepts, and tools for financial planning, analysis, evaluation, and decision making in businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises.
Prerequisite: BUS 215, 230 and Junior Status.

BUS 330 Entrepreneurial Marketing
This course examines the marketing–entrepreneurship interface including opportunity recognition, taking and managing risks, innovation and value co-creation aimed at solving problems, whether for the customers in the marketplace or for people confronting complexities of social issues. Key concepts of situational-market analysis, segmentation, new product-solution development, pricing and channels of distribution and convention/digital communication strategies are integrated. Focuses on development of self, reflective practice, and skills for True Teamwork.
Prerequisite: Junior status and BUS 101.

BUS 342 Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management (HRM) is the process of creating value (increased competitiveness, standards of living, and quality of life) through effective people management.  This includes appropriate attitudes, competencies, roles and responsibilities, recruitment, selection, retention, training, compensation motivation, communication, employee relations, performance improvement, and evaluation.
Prerequisite: BUS 310 and Junior status.

BUS 350 Supply Chain Management
Operations Management is the integrated production and distribution of goods, services, and information (from acquisition of materials through production to distribution of products, services, and information).  Applications include research and development, product design, project management, supply chain management, operations planning, organizing, and control.
Prerequisite: Junior status, BUS 241, and 310.

BUS 390A Topic: Personal Selling
Interactive classes that will focus on sales processes, sales strategies and sales skills needed to be successful in any product or service business. Classes will be enriched with the use of current examples of successful sales organization’s and sales professionals.
Prerequisite: BUS 101.

BUS 390C Topic: Current Business Problems
This course consists of one major business consulting project with a “live” Orlando-area business organization, either profit or non-for-profit.  Working on a team, you will work with the client organization to define a relevant business issue or problem, analyze that problem, and present potential solutions to the client.  This course will substitute for your required international experience.

BUS 400 Strategic Management
Taking a strategic approach to the challenges of managing the organization as a whole, this course examines the process of evaluating current performance, managing crises, recognizing trends and issues, creating and implementing evaluating strategies in light of organizational objectives and priorities. Based on case studies of businesses, nonprofits, and social enterprises, students will make several formal presentations focusing on situational analysis, formulation of objectives and strategies, implementation of action plans, and evaluation of results. Prerequisite: BUS 310, 320, 330, and Senior status.