Business​

 
BUS 018 Business Law 4
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
This course is recommended for most business majors. It includes an introduction
to the U.S. Legal System; the relation of ethics to law; administrative, criminal, tort,
and labor law; and legal aspects of international trade. Emphasis is on the study
of the law of contracts and agency with case studies, discussion, and analysis.
 
BUS 020 Business Statistics 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
BUS 20 is intended for business administration majors or anyone who wishes to
gain an understanding of elementary data analysis, probability, and statistics.
It introduces students to statistical tools as applied to management decision making.
The course covers central tendency and dispersion measures; index
numbers (CPI, deflators); time series analysis (trends, seasonal variations);
probability theory; probability and sampling distributions (normal, exponential,
binomial, Poisson); central limit theorem.
Prerequisites: MATH 230 or equivalent college course with “C” or better or eligibility
as determined by COS placement procedures.
 
BUS 082 Introduction to Business 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course is a survey of the principles, problems, practices, and procedures of
business. It covers the functions of business and its relationship to individuals,
the community, and the world. It is designed to introduce the history of business
as well as explore current practices and procedures used in the business world
today. This course is approved for distance education format.
 
BUS 100 Career Strategies 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course is designed to increase a student’s understanding of researching jobs
and organizations, employment interviewing, and professional development,
including communication skills. Networking with the business community is an
integral component of this course.
 
BUS 112 Public Speaking for Business 4
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: COMM 112, SPCH 112.
An introductory course in public speaking and presentation software. This course
covers a variety of formal public speaking styles and formats. Students will also
learn how to create a computerized slide show, as well as speaker outlines/
notes and audience handouts to assist in their presentations. Advisory on
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with “C” or
better, or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures and
BUS 270 or equivalent college course with “C” or better.
 
BUS 119 Quantitative Methods 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This is an introductory course for Business Administration majors designed to
develop an appreciation of the value of quantitative methods in decision-making
by formulation and solution of common business problems. Topics include linear
models, matrix algebra, linear programming, finance, and an introduction to
probability.
Prerequisites: MATH 230 or MATH 235 or equivalent college course with “C” or
better or eligibility as determined by COS placement procedures.
 
BUS 170 Introduction to Sales 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
A practical course in sales principles and practices that emphasizes career opportunities,
the current market environment, contemporary sales techniques,
and the sales promotion. Required for marketing certificate, and the A.A./A.S.
degrees in marketing, general business/clerical skills, and home economics
fashion merchandising majors.
 
BUS 174 Marketing Principles 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of marketing by exposing
them to planning, producing, storing, promoting, selling, and distributing commodities.
In addition, the student will focus on the importance of market research,
market segmentation, consumer behavior, marketing plans, and advancements
in e-business and the internet. This course is approved for Distance Education
format. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college
course with “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement
Procedures.
 
BUS 181 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Business 181 develops an understanding of complex tasks faced by individuals
engaged in entrepreneurial activities. It identifies the methods for developing
a business idea, the process of starting a business, how to acquire resources,
and the key parts of a business plan. Approved for Distance Education format.
 
BUS 184 Business Communications 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Business communication theory will be introduced. The student will learn the
techniques of written and oral communications helpful in handling common
business transactions, letters, memos and reports. Advisory on Recommended
Preparation: ENGL 251 or BUS 293 or equivalent college course with “C” or
better, or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures and
computer word processing skills.
 
BUS 185 Ethics in Business & Industry 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
The focus of this class will be on the application of ethics to contemporary issues
occurring in today’s business and industry, Students will also be exposed to the
theoretical approaches to ethics through the writings of philosophers such as
Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Kant, and others.
 
BUS 188 Human Relations in Business 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Students will become acquainted with those accepted patterns of behavior and
performance standards which will enhance their skills in the workplace and in
life. The student will be exposed to management techniques applicable to his/
her business, domestic, personal, and social lives. Exploration of issues including
diversity, leadership, teamwork, motivation, employee development, stress
management, physical and emotional health, wellness, ethics, decision making
and problem solving toward the goal of improving interpersonal effectiveness on
the job. This course is a general education course which will be of value to both
the business and non-business student. Approved for Distance Education format.
 
BUS 230 Supervision, Management/1st Line Supervision 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of supervision and
management skills. This course may be used for new supervisors or as a training
course for both non-supervisory and active supervisory personnel.
 
BUS 231 Starting A New Business 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course assists students who wish to become small business owners or
managers. Topics include development of a business plan, marketing, financing,
accounting and management. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: Any
general business class or previous business experience.
 
BUS 240 Banking Skills 2
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
This class trains students for entry-level careers in financial institutions. Students
will learn about cash handling procedures, record keeping, fraud-prevention
guidelines and techniques for addressing customer complaints.
 
BUS 256 Medical Terminology 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course is designed to provide a foundation for the understanding of medical
terminology using simple, non-technical explanations of medical terms. The
fundamentals of word analysis are explained to make the understanding of
complex terminology easier. Approved for Distance Education format.
 
BUS 268 Electronic Calculating 2
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
This course introduces the students to the ten-key pad. Students will develop
speed and accuracy using the touch method, review the principles of arithmetic,
and transfer the skills to the solution of business problems. Advisory on
Recommended Preparation: BUS 395 or MATH 360 or equivalent college course
with a grade of “C” or better or recent completion of an arithmetic class.
 
BUS 270 College Keyboarding Level 1 3
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
2 Lab
College Keyboarding is a course designed to help students develop the strong
keyboarding skills they need today along with the specific word processing,
Internet, and general computer application skills they will need for tomorrow.
The On-line Learning option includes lesson slides, quizzes, web links, enrichment
material, flash cards, interactive exercises, and on-line reference of model
documents. Approved for Distance Learning format.
 
BUS 271 College Keyboarding Level 2 3
Hours: 2.5 Lecture/Discussion
2 Lab
Business 271 is an intermediate keyboarding course with emphasis on improving
speed and accuracy related to business correspondence, forms, tables, manuscripts,
and production keyboarding. Approved for Distance Learning format.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: BUS 270 or equivalent college course
with a “C” or better, or one year of previous typing instruction.
 
BUS 293 Business English 4
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
BUS 293 is a lecture/discussion class that is designed to help the business student
become more proficient in and more comfortable with the use of the English
language. It provides a complete review of and practice in using the fundamentals
of English grammar: parts of speech, spelling, sentence structure, punctuation,
and vocabulary building. Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 360
or equivalent college course with a “C” or better or eligibility for ENGL 251
determined by COS placement procedures.
 
BUS 295 Business Mathematics 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
A broad course designed to expose students to a wide variety of business computations
and applications; such as, percents, discounts, markups and markdowns,
simple interest, payroll, taxes, commissions, banking, business statistics, and
the applied use of algebra in solving business problems. The math competency
exam will be administered in the class. Advisory on Recommended Preparation:
BUS 395 or MATH 360 or equivalent college course with a grade of “C” or better.
 
BUS 297 Personal Finance 3
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course is open to both business and non-business majors and provides an
overview of the elements necessary for effective personal financial planning.
Topics include investments; borrowing money; budgets; charge accounts; property,
income, estate, inheritance, and gift taxes; life, health, and miscellaneous
insurance; pension plans and social security; trust funds; inflation and business
cycles. This course is approved for Distance Education format.
 
BUS 360AC Elementary Keyboarding 1
Hours: .5 Lecture/Discussion
1 Lab
This course introduces students to the computer keyboard. Students will use the
touch method to key letters, numbers, symbols, and the numeric keypad. This
course may be repeated twice.
Approved for Distance Learning Format.
 
BUS 361AC Elementary Keyboarding for ESL 1
Hours: .5 Lecture/Discussion
1 Lab
This course introduces the ESL student to the computer keyboard. Students
will use the touch method to key letters, numbers, symbols, and the numeric
keypad. This course may be repeated twice. Limitation on Enrollment: Limited to
students enrolled in the ESL Program. Approved for Distance Education format.
Source: 2011-13 Catalog​
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