Business

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

BUS 101R : Introduction to Business

This course provides a framework for understanding business organizations and the relationships that exist in the areas of accounting, management, marketing, human resources, and production and distribution. The course focuses on the inter-relationship of the components and their role in the business process.

Credits

3

BUS 110R : Principles of Management

This course provides a basis for the understanding and development of the skills needed to function productively as a manager and is intended as a base from which the student will be able to develop their own creative initiative with application to the challenges encountered by managers at all levels. Study of the aspects and techniques of planning, organizing, and staffing, directing, and controlling is accomplished through lecture, discussion, and case studies. Emphasis is placed on the quantitative aspects of management techniques. Other areas covered include organizational characteristics, staffing, control techniques, total quality management, leadership characteristics, decision making motivation, and team development. Executing managerial responsibilities in both the profit and nonprofit environments.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 201R : Human Resources Management

The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with the scope and content of the personnel function. Through case analyses and lectures, this course studies the relationship between operating and personnel managers in employment planning, staff recruitment and selection, management training and development, performance appraisal and compensation, and the promotion of equal employment opportunities.

Credits

3

BUS 202R : Healthcare Management

This course provides an overview of concepts and issues related to healthcare leadership and management. Through examination of management topics and healthcare situations, the student will explore the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a diverse and changing healthcare environment. Topics will include healthcare leadership, organizational design as it related to the unique nature of healthcare organizations, managing healthcare professionals, performance improvement teambuilding and teamwork and diversity in the workplace.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 204R : Small Business Management

A study of management techniques as applied to small business. Includes requirements necessary in launching a new venture and managing an ongoing business. Topics covered include business plan development, computer applications, human resources, purchasing, marketing, taxation, and risk management and control procedures. Requires students to develop a comprehensive business plan for a new venture of their choosing which is presented as both an oral and written proposal.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 205R : Leadership

This course examines leadership as an inter-personal and intra-organizational phenomenon with an emphasis on the theories and models of leadership and followership. Environmental factors, organizational objectives, company culture and individual and group ethical standards will be analyzed. Current readings, research, and case studies are used.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 216R : Organizational Behavior

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and topics in organizational behavior (OB) and management. It is a study of individuals, groups and interactions of these constituencies. Students will examine theories of motivation, communication, leadership, power, and change with practical relation to contemporary issues. Writing intensive course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 101R, ENGL 102R

BUS 240R : Business Law

This course introduces the student to law as it relates to business and to consumers. It covers the federal and state court systems and administrative agencies. Emphasis is on civil law as it relates to contracts; however, crimes and torts, as well as commercial paper and types of business organization, will also be covered.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Score of at least 500 on the SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Assessment

BUS 242R : Ethics and Social Responsibility in Business

Ethics and Social Responsibility in Business will provide the student with opportunities to examine the meaning of business ethics and social responsibility of business considering the numerous high-profile challenges that managers have faced in the past several years. We will focus on ethical leadership and the management of conflicting values confronting business leaders daily, as well as the more global issue of balancing principles of good business with principles of ethical behavior. This course in applied ethical leadership will aid the student in understanding the ethical conflicts the student is likely to confront both in the business world and in their communities and will guide the student in developing a foundation of their own managerial ethical system. Through directed readings, analysis, and discussion board conversation, we will explore the meaning of socially responsible leadership, the various conflicting sets of values managers face in an increasingly global and diverse business context, and the way companies manage their ethical obligations and responsibilities. The student will also participate in a final project that will permit you to combine the theories learned in class with your personal skills.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 260R : Principles of Marketing

Emphasis on product, price, promotion, and distribution as well as planning, research and organization of the marketing function is covered in this course. Students examine marketing of consumer and industrial products in public and private institutions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites