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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. S09, S10

 

211 Business Law I (3) Legal principles relating to business transactions. Includes the legal and social environment of business, contracts, choice of business entities, and selected elements of the Uniform Commercial Code. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

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. Prerequisites: * Consent of cooperating instructor and department chair. Pass-Fail only. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

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. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

288 Independent Study in Business (1-3) Concentrated study of various business problems. Prerequisite: Consent of cooperating instructor and department chair. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

306 Quantitative Models for Production and Operations Management (3) Application of basic quantitative and qualitative techniques for problem solving in production/operations management. Includes linear programming, transportation and network models, inventory models, queuing models, project management, forecasting and decision theory. Prerequisites: * Non DBE majors: junior level status (obtain override form from authorized representative, Erlanson Hall 301). F08, S09, F09, S10

 

363 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (3) Explores moral and ethical theories such as ethical fundamentalism. Theories are then applied to "real world" situations in the United States and around the globe. Covers classic cases in business ethics, current cases and trends such as Sarbanes-Oxley and social responsibility of business. Especially useful for students studying management, finance, marketing, accounting, and international business. S09, S10

 

370 Principles of Marketing (3) Introduction to terms, definitions and concepts integral to the strategic planning and decision making involving the components of the marketing mix:  product, price, promotion and physical distribution. Emphasis on market analysis, delivering value and establishing competitive advantage. Coverage of current trends in marketing. Prerequisites: * Non- DBE majors: junior level status (obtain override form from authorized representative, Erlanson Hall 301). F08, S09, F09, S10

 

371 Consumer Behavior (3) Application of concepts from the disciplines of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and economics that affect acquisition decisions of individuals. Current literature in consumer psychology is explored in its relation to marketing strategy. Prerequisites: * S09, S10

 

380 Principles of Management (3) Introduction to the broad concepts associated with managing organizations. 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). F08, S09, F09, S10

 

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). F08, F09

 

400 Business Internship (2-7) Opportunity for students to earn academic credit by extending classroom learning to 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. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

405 Small Business Management (3) Inter-functional study of the small business. Emphasis on business plan preparation, 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: * F08, F09

 

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). S09, S10

 

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. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

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). S09, S10

 

474 Retail Marketing (3) Principles of establishing and operating a retail business. Topics include retail market analysis and research, store layout, atmospheric, merchandising, pricing, sales promotion, advertising, inventory management, and current trends. Prerequisites: * F08, F09

 

475 Professional Selling and Sales Management (3) Study of the theories and applications of professional selling and sales management. Development of persuasive communications strategies for specific applications. Emphasis on organizational and presentation skills to provide students with opportunities for practical sales experience. Prerequisites: * S09, S10

 

482 Marketing Research (3) Designed to help students become intelligent users of marketing research information. Introduction to the variety of qualitative and quantitative methods available to assist marketing managers in decision-making. Explores alternative methods available to collect and analyze data. Prerequisites: * F08. F09

 

484 Marketing Management and Strategy (3) Designed to assist students in applying knowledge and analytical skills in comprehensive marketing strategy development. Integration of decisions regarding all dimensions of the marketplace offering. Analysis of challenges facing marketing managers. Emphasis on utilizing a structured planning process to achieve marketing goals. Prerequisites: BUS 370 and BUS 371, * S09, S10

 

488 Independent Study (1-3) Concentrated study of various business problems. Prerequisites: * Consent of cooperating instructor and department chair. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

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, * F08, S09, F09, S10

 

499 Seminar in Business (1-4) Studies of recent trends and practices in business and business education. Prerequisite: junior level status. F08, S09, F09, S10

 

*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.