Fall 2017 Course Descriptions for Business Management

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 230 Financial and Managerial Accounting
This course introduces domestic and international theories and methods of using accounting systems information technology to solve problems and evaluate performance throughout the business lifecycle. The course explores financial and managerial accounting topics emphasizing the analysis of financial statements and managerial decision techniques. Prerequisite: BUS 101 or HCM 200 or INB 200.

BUS 233 Micro & Macro Economics
This course Introduces economic theory and analysis as they apply to personal and organizational decision-making.  Examines economic concepts used to describe, explain, evaluate, predict, and address key social, political, economic problems of domestic and international businesses.

BUS 236 Statistics for Business
This course introduces the uses of information technology (MIS, Big Data) for data gathering, organization, and analysis.  Covers descriptive statistics, probability, and inferential statistics. Includes measures of central tendency, dispersion, skew, probability distributions, interval estimation, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and multiple regressions. Prerequisite: BUS 101 or INB 200.

BUS 245 International Organizational Behavior
International Organizational Behavior (IOB) focuses on the attitudes, behavior, and performance of people cross-cultural and multinational work arrangements. We focus on understanding and managing individual, group, organizational, and cultural factors. We will explore applications of IOB concepts to performance, conflict, and change management. Prerequisite: BUS 101 or HCM 200 or INB 200.

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 or 233 and BUS 230.

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: BUS 215 or 233.

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: BUS 245 or 310 and BUS 320 and 330.

BUS 390E Topic: Accelerated Growth
The course focuses on developing and managing an enterprise developed for rapid growth based on proven models. The course examines the role of the entrepreneur founder along with strategies, methods, policies, processes, and procedures to ensure growth is achieved. Prerequisite: BUS 230, 245 and Junior status.

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 245 or 310 and BUS 320, 330.

MGT 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 245 and Junior status.

MGT 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 245 and Junior status.

MGT 354 High Performance Organizations
High Performance Organizations (HPO) are identified with consistently high levels of profitability, productivity, quality, ROI, customer loyalty (retention), and employee loyalty (retention).  Using case studies students examine the corporate philosophies, enlightened policies, core competencies, and best practices which characterize HPOs. Prerequisite: BUS 245 and Junior status.