Business (BUS)

BUS 130. Principles of Management. (3 Credits)

Students will be exposed to the concept of developing managerial competencies and where they are most useful and the importance of their development. Students will become familiar with the History of Management, what remains from those early pioneers and how those early developments are used in today’s environment.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 150. Intro to Business Info Tech. (3 Credits)

Introduction to Business Information presents an overview of the management information system. This course examines total organizational effort required in the management function. Topics of special interest include communication and systems theory, accounting cycles and applications systems, costs of data processing software and hardware, systems control and systems design.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 161. Business Essentials. (3 Credits)

Business Essentials provides an overview and application of technology and soft-skills necessary within a business context. The course explores the use of various information technology formats for communication, data management and problem solving in the organizations. Students will apply these technological skills within their preparation of vocation and career-related skills needed in today’s business climate. Students conduct extensive laboratory activities culminating in a final project that evaluates proficiency in skills needed for professional success and etiquette.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 162. Quantitative Business Essentials. (3 Credits)

provides an overview and application of technology and soft-skills necessary within a business context. The course explores the use of various information technology formats for communication, data management and problem solving in the organizations. The course introduces data analysis concepts using spreadsheets. Students will apply these technological skills within their preparation of vocation and career-related skills needed in today’s business climate. Students conduct extensive laboratory activities culminating in a final project that evaluates proficiency in skills needed for professional success and etiquette.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 200. Business Elective Course. (12 Credits)

BUS 210. Business Law I. (3 Credits)

Business Law I offers an introduction to the American Legal System and several specific legal topics including, but not limited to, criminal law, torts, employment law and discrimination, agency, contracts and sales.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 220. Introduction to LEAN. (3 Credits)

This course introduces a series of concepts and practices directed toward improving customer value and reducing waste. Lean means creating more value to the customer with fewer resources. The course will focus on how to systematically expose unneeded processes, materials, and effort to make operations processes more effective and customer focused.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 225. Introduction to Six Sigma. (3 Credits)

This course introduces a method that organizes an operational improvement project into five components: define, measure, analyze, implement and control (DMAIC). Similar to a scientific research project, students will learn the Six Sigma process and how to use measures and statistics to make the right decisions to improve the effectiveness of organizational operations. Pre-requisite: AL169 Statistical Methods.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 231. Principles of Management. (3 Credits)

BUS 240. Project Management. (3 Credits)

Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria within certain constraints (time, quality, budget). The role and competencies of Project Managers is constantly evolving. Most recent discussions look at the Project Manager to be well versed in leadership as well as technical skills, such as statistics, etc. This course is a survey of project management and its use in solving business problems and its contribution to the strategic goals of the organization. Emphasis is placed on the scope, time frames, risk, cost, and quality aspects of project management. Project management case studies will supplement class lectures and students will use project management related tools (financial and statistical analysis, Gantt charts, Pareto analysis, and project management software) to facilitate project planning, analysis and feasibility assessment.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 250. ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY. (3 Credits)

BUS 262. Planning New Ventures. (3 Credits)

BUS 265. Employment and Labor Relations. (3 Credits)

studies the management and administration issues related to group and individual performances and their effective contributions to the organizational objectives. Strategies for successful self-management, team building, and delegation will be emphasized. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 266. Staffing. (3 Credits)

BUS 269. Workplace Health and Safety. (3 Credits)

BUS 270. LOTUS 1-2-3 INTRO. (2 Credits)

BUS 272. Organizational Management Principles. (3 Credits)

Organizational Management Principles, engages students in the art and science of management within an organization. The four functions of management, organizing, leading, planning and controlling, are considered in light of individual group and organizational dynamics. Not open to students who have taken AL 352 Organizational Behavior or AL 358 Principles of Management.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 280. ORGANIZATIONAL REALITY. (2 Credits)

BUS 283. RESUME WRITING & INTERV. (1 Credit)

BUS 290. THE MASTERS BUS MODEL. (3 Credits)

BUS 301. Intro to Business. (3 Credits)

BUS 302. Mgmt Principles in Health Care. (3 Credits)

BUS 303. Heatlh Care Ethics. (3 Credits)

BUS 304. Health Care Planning and Evalu. (3 Credits)

BUS 305. Healthcare Practicum. (6 Credits)

BUS 306. Financial Issues in Health Car. (3 Credits)

BUS 307. Health Care Marketing. (3 Credits)

BUS 310. Bus Law II-Bus Ethics. (3 Credits)

Business Law Il examines several areas of business law including negotiable instruments, property, and business organizations. Fundamental principles of ethics and their application to common business situations are also examined during the course.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 315. Business Statistics. (3 Credits)

Business Statistics will provide students with a working knowledge of statistics, which will be help them make proper business decisions under uncertain conditions. Areas to be covered include descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistics, discrete and continuous probability distributions, and regression analysis.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 320. Family Business Management. (3 Credits)

Family Business Management exposes students to the ethical issues in business management and equips them to be effective servant leaders in business.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 321. Princ of Sales & Marketing. (3 Credits)

BUS 322. PROJECT MGMT. (3 Credits)

BUS 325. Family Business Strategic Plan. (3 Credits)

Family Business Strategic Planning will focus on the fundamental strategic planning opportunities and challenges facing family business owner management. Topics include: the strategy-making process; stakeholders – the vision and mission, governance and business ethics; external analysis; building competitive advantage; business level strategy and competitive positioning; strategy in the global environment; corporate level strategy and long-term profitability; strategic change – implementing strategies to build and develop the company; and implementing strategies through organizational design.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 330. Supply Chain Management. (3 Credits)

BUS 332. PROJECT MANAGEMENT. (3 Credits)

BUS 333. Fam Bus Pers, Prof, Ldrsh Dev. (3 Credits)

BUS 334. Family Business Enterprise. (3 Credits)

BUS 335. Nonprof Fndrsng & Grnt Wrtng. (3 Credits)

BUS 336. Human Resources Management. (3 Credits)

BUS 337. HUMAN RESOURCES MANGT. (3 Credits)

BUS 340. Organization Behavior. (3 Credits)

Organizational Behavior considers the behavior of individuals and groups within an organizational context. Students consider individual-level factors such as motivation and attitudes, group-level factors such as communication, leadership, work teams and conflict, and organizational-level factors such as organizational structure, culture, learning, and change processes. Pre-requisite: Bus 130.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 355. Management Info Systems. (3 Credits)

presents an overview of management information systems. This course examines total organizational effort required in the management function. Topics of special interest include communication and systems theory, accounting cycles and applications systems, costs of data processing software and hardware, systems control and systems design. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: ACCT 203, MGMT 130, and BUS 161.

BUS 360. Small Business Administration. (3 Credits)

Small Business Administration is an overview of the tasks and responsibilities associated with the general management of a small business. Topics include planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in the context of a small organization, as well as marketing strategy, financial management, small business accounting and control, ethics and social responsibility, risk management, and organizational culture.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 368. Philosophy of Values & Ethics. (3 Credits)

This course provides the student the opportunity to explore philosophical approaches to ethics in the business organizational context. Personal and corporate ethical dilemmas are examined in reading, classroom, and online discussion, and reflective papers from the perspective of a variety of stakeholders. Students examine their own approach to ethical decisions and recognize the impact of Christian principles in their own behavior and attitudes.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 374. HIST OF CAPITALISM II. (3 Credits)

BUS 388. Compensation and Benefits. (3 Credits)

examines the development, administration, and evaluation of financial and non-financial compensation and benefits reward. Topics will include relevant theoretical and legal perspectives, compensation structure, compensation systems and benefit plans/ systems. Pre-requisite: MGMT 336. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 397. Journal Editing & Publishing. (1-3 Credits)

BUS 398. Special Topics in Business:. (3 Credits)

provides a discussion, lecture, and/or research forum (including individual research) for special business subjects not addressed by the regular curriculum. 1-3 credits.

Prerequisites: MGMT 130.

BUS 399. Business Internship. (1-12 Credits)

The Business Internship provides credit for a pre-approved on-the-job work experience in the student’s major field of study. The course further prepares the student for employment by teaching interviewing, networking and budgeting strategies; the role benefits play in companies; as well as professional etiquette and other life skills.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 399A. Business Internship Proposal. (1 Credit)

BUS 409. Applied Business Technology. (3 Credits)

BUS 410. Law Principles I. (3 Credits)

BUS 415. Employment Law. (3 Credits)

BUS 416. Prin Insur & Invest. (3 Credits)

BUS 420. Small Business Administration. (3 Credits)

BUS 422. Principles of Insurance. (3 Credits)

This course is an introduction to the tools of insurance and risk management. Property, life, health and liability insurance will be discussed. .

Prerequisite: None

BUS 423. Public Relations. (3 Credits)

BUS 424. Health,Life & Business Soc Ins. (3 Credits)

Health, Life, and Business Social Insurance is an investigation of annuities, types of health and life insurance coverage’s, employee benefits, and unemployment, disability, and old‐age insurance.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 425. PROMOTION & ADVERTISING. (3 Credits)

BUS 426. JOB SEARCH ACTIVITIES. (3 Credits)

BUS 429. Production Operation Mgmt. (3 Credits)

BUS 434. Training & Employee Develop. (3 Credits)

emphasizes proper training and development within an organization and the introduction to a systematic approach to training. It examines the development and implementation of training, including needs, job and task analysis, design and evaluation of training programs, transfer of training and employee development. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: MGMT 336.

BUS 435. ADMIN OFFICE MANAGEMENT. (3 Credits)

BUS 437. PRIN OF LEADERSHIP. (3 Credits)

BUS 438. VENTURE CAPITAL. (3 Credits)

BUS 450. International Business. (3 Credits)

International Business examines the principles and practices of business and management in the global environment. Students will gain understanding of the concepts underlying international trade and management, and managing across cultures. The impact of global sociopolitical, ethical, environmental, and legal issues and trends on international and domestic firms is studied.

Prerequisite: None

BUS 453. Business Policy and Ethics. (3 Credits)

Business Policy & Ethics provides management to guide resource deployment to maintain competitive advantages in meeting the corporate mission. The course provides a demonstration of the integration of the functional areas of business administration and a realistic approach to business problems.

Prerequisites: senior status or permission of the professor.

BUS 465. CONSUMER BEHAVIOR. (3 Credits)

BUS 468. BUSINESS & ENVIRONMENT. (3 Credits)

BUS 473. Integrative Project: Hr Management. (3 Credits)

Elements of professional human resource practice are examined and summarized. Students integrate concepts of planning and evaluating strategic human resource initiatives with legal, social, management, and ethical approaches. This is an advanced course which can only be taken by students who have completed all other HR major requirements. Cannot be transferred in from another school. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: Senion Level Standing.

BUS 482. Senior Project Proposal. (1 Credit)

BUS 483. Senior Project. (1 Credit)

BUS 490. MANAGE OF NONPROFIT ORG. (3 Credits)

BUS 495. Winning Game Plan. (1 Credit)

BUS 497. LEGL/ETHIC ISS IN BUS. (3 Credits)

BUS 498. CONTEMP TOPICS IN MANAG. (3 Credits)

BUS 499. HIST OF AMERICAN BUS. (3 Credits)