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100 Introduction to Business (3) Introduction to the organization and operation of business enterprises; a survey of management, finance, distribution, production, risk, business law, and other business activities. Designed for students who are undecided about a major. Closed to students admitted as majors in the Department of Business and Economics. S07, S08.

 

211 Business Law I (3) Legal principles relating to business transactions. Includes the legal and social environment of business, contracts, sales, and selected elements of the Uniform Commercial Code.  F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

212 Field Studies in Business (1-3) Provides non-traditional adult learners with limited business experiences and presently enrolled freshmen and sophomores an opportunity to apply general business knowledge to selected business projects. Consent of cooperating instructor and department chair required. Pass-Fail only. F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

270 Business Statistics (3) Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics as applied to business situations. Includes tabular, graphical and numerical summary measures; probability distributions; sampling and sampling distributions; hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; and regression/correlation analysis. Prerequisites: CIS 108 with a grade of C- or higher. F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

288 Independent Study in Business (1-3) Concentrated study of various business problems. Prerequisite: Consent of cooperating instructor and department chair. F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

306 Quantitative Models/Production and Operations (3) Application of basic quantitative and qualitative techniques for problem solving in production/operations management. Includes linear programming, network models, inventory models, queuing models, layout, location, and decision theory. Prerequisites: *. Non-DBE majors: junior-level status (obtain override form from authorized representative, Erlanson Hall 301). F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

370 Principles of Marketing (3) Principles involved in the marketing of goods and services. Included are analyses of markets, determination of market needs, Internet impact and decisions involving the components of the marketing mix: product, price, promotion, and physical distribution. Prerequisites: *. Non-DBE majors: junior-level status (obtain override form from authorized representative, Erlanson Hall 301). F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

371 Consumer Behavior (3) Basic tenets of the disciplines of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and economics that affect acquisition decisions of individuals. Current literature in the area is explored in its relation to underlying theory. Prerequisites: * S07, S08.

 

380 Principles of Management (3) Introduction to the broad concepts associated with managing organizations. Explores development of modern management theory, examines various management functions, and gains in-depth understanding of the behavioral complexities that arise in organizations and in working relationships. Prerequisites: * Non-DBE majors: junior-level status (obtain override form from authorized representative, Erlanson Hall 301). F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

382 Human Resource Management (3) Examines current theoretical and research developments related to human resource management and human resource practices as they relate to the planning, recruitment, selection, training, and management of the human resources within an organization. Prerequisites: * Non-DBE majors: junior-level status (obtain override form from authorized representative, Erlanson Hall 301). F06, F07.

 

383 Organization Behavior (3) Advanced study of human factors and management principles underlying individual behavior in organizations, motivation, communication, decision making, leadership, organization structures and design, work stress, productivity, and effectiveness. Focus on case analysis and class exercises. Prerequisites: *, BUS 380. S07, S08.

 

400 Business Internship (2-7) 0pportunity for students to earn academic credit by extending classroom learning to current area business settings. Students obtain the cooperation of an employer and prepare a learning contract. Pass-Fail only. Prerequisites: *, consent of cooperating instructor and department chair. F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

405 Small Business Management (3) An inter-functional study of the small business. Emphasis on methods of capitalization, forms of organization, and management problems unique to the small business. Includes preparation of a business plan or field research project in small business. Prerequisites: * F06, F07.

 

411 Business Law II (3) Includes contemporary employment law topics, and additional topics such as bankruptcy, commercial paper, secured transactions, agency, partnerships, corporations, personal property, and real property. Prerequisites: *, BUS 211 or consent of instructor. Non-DBE majors: junior-level status (obtain override from DBE authorized representative, Erlanson Hall 301). S07, S08.

 

412 Field Studies in Business (1-3) Provides non-traditional adult learners with limited business experiences and presently enrolled freshmen and sophomores an opportunity to apply general business knowledge to selected business projects. Prerequisites: *, consent of cooperating instructor and department chair. Pass-Fail only. F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

430 International Business (3) Introductory survey of the nature of international trade including the international environment and management in a foreign environment: trade flows; international monetary system; foreign exchange markets; conflicts arising from national economic policies; foreign investment; and marketing, finance, production, and labor relations in a foreign environment. Prerequisites: *. Non-DBE majors: junior-level status (obtain override from DBE authorized representative, Erlanson Hall 301). S07, S08.

 

474 Retailing Management (3) Principles of establishing and operating a retail business. Topics include retail market analysis and research, store layout, retail accounting, merchandise selection and financing, pricing, selling, advertising, budgets, and current trends. Prerequisites: * F06, F07.

 

475 Sales (3) Study of the theories and applications of personal selling and sales management. Emphasis on organizational and presentation skills to provide students with opportunities for practical sales experience. Prerequisites: * S07, S08.

 

482 Marketing Research (3) Introduction to the variety of qualitative and quantitative methods available for the solution of practical marketing problems. Explores alternative strategies available to collect and analyze data. Prerequisites: * F06, F07.

 

484 Marketing Management (3) Analysis of problems facing marketing managers in formulation of marketing policies and decisions in sales management, promotion, and marketing channels. Prerequisites: * S07, S08.

 

488 Independent Study (1-3) Concentrated study of various business problems. Prerequisites: *, consent of cooperating instructor and department chair. F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

495 Strategic Management (3) Integrative approach to the formulation and implementation of strategy within business or administrative type organizations. Capstone course drawing on the functional analytical tools, managerial concepts and techniques developed in previous business administration and economics courses. Prerequisites: * BUS 370, BUS 380, FIN 320. F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

499 Seminar in Business (1-4) Studies of recent trends and practices in business and business education. Prerequisite: Junior-level status. F06, S07, F07, S08.

 

* ACCT 200, 201; BUS 270; CIS 108; ECON 250, 251; MATH 151; ENGL 101, 102; COMM 110; all but 12 credits of remaining General Education requirements.