Business Administration

Degrees and Certificates

Courses

BUSN101 : Introduction to Business

The nature of American business, its opportunities, and capitalistic environment. Topics include various types of ownership, organization, management, marketing, industries, personnel, labor and legal considerations.

Credits

3

BUSN104 : Entrepreneurship

Study of the problems in operating a small business. Includes site selection, insurance, record keeping, inventory control, buying, promotion and employee relations.

Credits

3

BUSN106 : Business Ethics

Course requires students to confront provoking ethical issues by first examining their personal values system, along with critical thinking and reasoning skills, and placing these systems and skills into challenging ethical dilemmas. The course emphasizes ethical issues currently being faced in all lines of business and workplace organizations. Students will be introduced to the concepts of corporate governance and corporate social responsibility. Documented case studies from actual businesses will be used to illustrate and analyze ethical dilemmas.

Credits

3

BUSN142 : Personal Finance

This course provides students with a basic understanding of personal finance so they may properly prepare and manage their financial needs. Topics include, but are not limited to, personal financial planning, budgeting, income taxes, cash management, credit cards and debt, various types of insurances, homeownership, stocks, bonds and mutual funds, retirement and estate planning.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL080 with a grade of C or better or placement into ENGL101.

BUSN202 : Principles of Marketing

Introduces the basic elements of the marketing mix including product, pricing, distribution and promotional concepts. Acquaints students with marketing terminology and prepares them for advanced study in component areas of marketing. This course is the logical first step for those planning further study in advertising, retailing, small business, sales and international marketing or for students seeking to add a dimension of business basics to their non-business program.

Credits

3

BUSN210 : Business Law I

Foundations of the law of contracts, elements, rights, remedies and discharge; sources of law, court systems, torts and agency; application of the Uniform Commercial Code.

Credits

3

BUSN211 : Business Law II

Application of law in varied business transactions including negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code; sales and the formation, operation and dissolution of the sole proprietorship, partnership and corporation.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUSN222 : Principles of Management

Principles and techniques used by managers to achieve organizational objectives. Emphasis is on the basic functions performed by managers, including planning, directing, organizing and controlling.

Credits

3

BUSN228 : Supply Chain Management

The focus of this course is on understanding the history, principles and major elements of supply chain management. Specific topics include sourcing and purchasing management; managing supplier relationships; demand forecasting; inventory management; quality management; domestic and international transportation; customer relationship management; enterprise resource planning systems; facility location decision-making; performance management; and future challenges facing supply chain managers.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENGL080 with a grade of C or better or placement into ENGL101.

BUSN232 : Theories of Leadership

This course studies the main conceptual approaches to personal and organizational leadership. Students examine relationships between leaders and followers, and its impact on culture within organizations.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUSN101 or Permission of instructor.

BUSN290 : Practicum in Business Administration

Designed to give students the opportunity to develop themselves as future leaders in business as they will experience actual work situations in a professional setting under the supervision of the course instructor. In addition to the 45 hour field experience, students will attend an orientation session and a mid-semester session on a schedule determined by the course instructor.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Completion of 15 credits of ACCT, BUSN, and/or ECON.

BUSN295 : Career Development in Business Administration

Designed to give students the opportunity to develop themselves as future leaders in business as they will experience actual work situations in a professional setting under the supervision of the course instructor. This course will also help the student be better prepared for their job search through the development of an ePortfolio. In addition to the 45 hour field experience, students will attend classroom sessions on a schedule determined by the course instructor.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Completion of 15 credits of ACCT, BUSN, and/or ECON.

HOSP/BUSN205 : Human Resources Management

Studies the internal problems of management related to the administration of staffing, interviewing, selection, labor relations, promotion and separation policies, and expatriate training, roles and responsibilities.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUSN222, formerly BUSN120 (may be taken concurrently), or with permission of instructor.