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Business (BUS) Courses

Lower Division

BUS 101 BUSINESS FOR THE NEW GENERATION (3-0-3)(F,S). Acquaints students with business organizations, functional areas, and current business issues such as ethics, social responsibility and sustainability. Presents the strengths and limitations of the business enterprise, while promoting innovation, creativity, and technology use in a global context. Emphasis on strategy, communication, problem solving, teams and negotiation. Format will be lecture plus interactive breakout groups, simulations and integrated cases.

BUS 150, 250 RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE: BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS (1-0-1)(F,S). Required course for students residing in the University Housing Business and Economics Residential College. Students learn about the campus and community resources, explore various business-related professions, are civically engaged, and participate in service projects. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

BUS 202 THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Emphasis will be on both the external and internal legal environment of a business organization. Topics will include the nature and function of the legal process, administrative regulations, the interaction of business with the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government, and the legal responsibilities of business. Freshmen excluded.

Upper Division

BUS 301 LEADERSHIP SKILLS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Application of behavioral science principles and skills to the practice of leadership in a variety of contexts. Topics include team building, motivation, problem solving, negotiation, and self-management. PREREQ: Junior standing and BUSCOM 201 for business majors or ENGL 212 for non-business majors or CMGT 201 for construction management majors.

BUS 302 COMMERCIAL LAW (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). This course provides an in-depth study of the legal principles relating to commercial transactions. Special emphasis will be placed on the following areas of law: agency, contracts, sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, and bankruptcy. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, BUS 202.

BUS 305 LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS (3-0-3)(F,S). Builds on BUS 202 by covering the additional business law topics accountants need to know to succeed. Covers contracts, sales, bankruptcy and property law, agency, partnerships and corporations, secured transactions, estates and trusts, and the legal responsibility of accountants. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, BUS 202.

BUS 334 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F,S). The course addresses issues of managing multinational corporations, both American firms overseas and non-American firms in the U.S. Specifically, the course provides insights into structure, human resource management practices, managing motivation, communication, staffing and related issues. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, BUS 301.

BUS 410 ADVANCED MANAGEMENT TOPICS (3-0-3)(F,S). An advanced study of a major topic in management. Example topics: Self-management, motivation and work, management of technology, e-commerce, organizational theory and organizational change. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, RADSCI program, Health Informatics and Information Management major, or Construction Management major, BUS 301.

BUS 420 MANAGERIAL PROBLEM SOLVING (3-0-3)(F,S). The complex issues facing today’s organizations require managers to critically analyze the environment and apply various problem solving techniques and tools to navigate challenging situations. This course is intended to provide students with a broad range of tools and practices for solving problems to help them develop the competence and skills necessary to become effective managers. To accomplish these goals, this course will cover major theoretical concepts in problem solving and decision-making, and leverage a variety of practical tools managers commonly use to solve problems. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, Senior standing.

BUS 441 BUSINESS IN SOCIETY: ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY (3-0-3)(F,S). Intensive exploration of the role of business in a global society, including ethical decision-making, business responsibility in social and environmental contexts and best practices in sustainability. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, BUS 202, (BUS 302 recommended), or HIST 330.

BUS 450 BUSINESS POLICIES (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(FF). To develop analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in situations dealing with complex organizations, with the ultimate objective of formulating policies and strategies, both domestic and worldwide. To build upon and integrate the knowledge and methods acquired to examine all functional areas of the organization. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, Senior standing, and FINAN 303, BUS 301, MKTG 301, SCM 301.

BUS 493 INTERNSHIP (V-V-V)(F,S,SU). Internship credits are earned in supervised fieldwork specifically related to a student’s major. To enroll in 493, a student must have attained a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or higher. No more than 12 internship credits may be used to meet degree requirements or university graduation requirements. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, PERM/INST.

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