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Business Management and Administration (BUS)

BUS 100 Introduction to Business (3 cr.) Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of a business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 111 Principles of Supervision I (3 cr.) Teaches the fundamentals of supervision, including the primary responsibilities of the supervisor. Introduces factors relating to the work of supervisor and subordinates. Covers aspects of leadership, job management, work improvement, training and orientation, performance evaluation, and effective employee/supervisor relationships. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 121 Business Mathematics I (3 cr.) Applies mathematical operations to business processes and problems. Reviews operations, equations, percents, sales and property taxes, insurance, checkbook and cash records, wage and payroll computations, depreciation, overhead, inventory turnover and valuation, financial statements, ratio analysis, commercial discounts, markup, and markdown. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 156 Introduction to Operating Management (3 cr.) Introduces quantitative methods to control  cost. Analyzes cost concepts and behavior from a managerial viewpoint. Applies quantitative tools such as PERT, linear programming, transportation models, and queuing theory. Encourages use of microcomputer. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 200 Principles of Management (3 cr.) Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 202 Applied Management Principles (3 cr.) Focuses on management practices and issues. May use case studies and/or management decision models to analyze problems in developing and implementing a business strategy while creating and maintaining competitive  advantage. Prerequisite: BUS 200. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 204 Project Management (3 cr.) Provides students with knowledge of essential skills and techniques necessary to lead or participate in projects assigned to managerial personnel. Covers time and task scheduling, resource management, problem solving strategies and other areas related to managing a project. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 205 Human Resource Management (3 cr.) Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel, usage levels and methods, job descriptions, training methods and programs, and employee evaluation systems, compensation and labor relations. Includes procedures for  management of human resources and uses case studies and problems to demonstrate implementation of these  techniques. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 214 Compensation Management (3 cr.) Introduces the various components of employee compensation systems and their role in attracting and retaining good employees. Teaches how to develop and evaluate employee compensation systems that serve the needs of the workforce and the organization. Covers strategic perspectives, internal alignment and consistency, external competitiveness, employee contributions, and compliance. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 217 Employee Training and Development (3 cr.) Teaches the fundamentals of human resource development (HRD) theory and practice in the organization. Examines adult learning theory, the concept of the learning organization, the role of training and development in the workplace and adult learning models. Focuses on applications of HRD principles to develop effective training programs for technical skills and management development. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 218 Employee Recruitment, Selection, and Retention (3 cr.) Examines the fundamentals of successful recruitment, staffing, and retention. Focuses on job analysis, behavioral interviewing, assessing candidates, background investigations, legislative compliance, equal employment opportunity and Affirmative Action requirements, economic conditions that impact staffing, short-term and long-term strategy and planning, internal and external recruiting, and career planning. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 220 Introduction to Business Statistics (3 cr.) Introduces statistics as a tool in decision-making. Emphasizes ability to collect, present, and analyze data. Employs measures of central tendency and dispersion, statistical inference, index numbers, probability theory, and time series analysis. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 221 Business Statistics I (3 cr.) Focuses on statistical methodology in the collection, organization,  presentation, and analysis of data; concentrates on measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability concepts and distribution, sampling, statistical estimation, normal and T distribution and hypotheses for means and proportions. Prerequisite: MTH 161 or division approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 222 Business Statistics II (3 cr.) Continues study of inferential statistics and application of statistical techniques and methodology in business. Includes analysis of variance, regression and correlation measurement of business and economic activity through the use of index numbers, trend, cyclical, and seasonal effects and the Chi- Square distribution and other non-parametric techniques. Prerequisite: BUS 221 or division approval. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 226 Computer Business Applications (3 cr.) Provides a practical application of software packages, including spreadsheets, word processing, database management, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of programs in accounting techniques, word processing, and management science application.   Prerequisite: keyboarding competence. Note: Students may not get credit for BUS 226, ITE 115, and ITE 119. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.

BUS 241 Business Law I (3 cr.) Develops a basic understanding of the US business legal environment. Introduces property and contract law, agency and partnership liability, and government regulatory law. Students will be able to apply these legal principles to landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights issues, employment relationships, and other business transactions. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 295 Strategic Human Resources (3 cr.) Examines how human resources can formulate and implement unified, comprehensive and integrated decisions to attain organizational goals and effectiveness in partnership with top management. Provides an understanding of the business connections between corporate strategy and the human resource functions and covers the role internal and external consultants play in understanding organizations and enhancing organizational performance. Lecture 3 hours per week.