Business (BUS)

BUS 110.  Math and Algebra for Business.  2.  

2. Topics in the areas of arithmetic, algebra, geometry and word problems which are generally deemed to be essential in an undergraduate business administration program. CR/NC. Fulfills quantitative literacy requirement.

BUS 120.  Introduction to Business.  4.  

Survey course covering all major functions of business. Provides students with tools that can be used to predict and respond to future changes in the business environment. Demonstrates how the free enterprise system and individual entrepreneurs can respond to social needs. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement.

BUS 150.  Special Topics.  1-8.  

Recent topics include environmental management, entrepreneurship, real estate and international topics. May also be offered at 250, 350 and 450 levels.

BUS 202.  Business, Ethics and Quakers.  4.  

This course explores the economic and ethical concepts and applies them to both the historical and current Quaker perspectives regarding commerce. The primary focus of this course is the early Quaker (1640-1850) understanding of how to conduct business, and how these perspectives are seen today. Using a variety of sources students will examine the origins of Quakerism and early Quaker dominance in trade. Revised writing and student presentations are essential elements in this course. ENGL 102 is a prerequisite. Fulfills historical perspectives (1998 & 2019).

BUS 215.  Business Law and Legal Environment.  4.  

Survey of the U.S. legal environment and legal concepts relevant to the operations of the business system including topics of court systems and procedures, ethics, torts, intellectual property, contracts, agency, sales, products liability, environmental, international, employment, business organizations, and criminal law. Fulfills business and policy studies and social justice/environmental responsibility requirements.

BUS 243.  Management Information Systems (CTIS 243).  4.  

Survey of the U.S. legal environment and legal concepts relevant to the operations of the business system including topics of court systems and procedures, ethics, torts, intellectual property, contracts, agency, sales, products liability, environmental, international, employment, business organizations, and criminal law. Fulfills business and policy studies and social justice/environmental responsibility requirements (1998). Social/behavioral and evaluating systems and environments requirement (2019).

BUS 246.  International Business.  4.  

Introduction to concepts related to international business, including economic, financial political, management, and marketing issues faced by global companies. Exploration of both the macro and micro aspects of doing business globally by studying both how the global financial and trade systems operate and how companies make marketing and management decisions based on this information. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement (1998). Social/behavioral science requirement (2019).

BUS 249.  Principles of Management.  4.  

Theory, practices and principles involved in the organization and management of organizations. Problem solving through situation case analysis; global management issues, activities and experiences are integrated into the course. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement (1998). Social/behavioral requirement (2019).

BUS 250.  Special Topics.  1-8.  
BUS 251.  International Experience.  4.  

This is an experiential course which will allow students to gain a greater appreciation of the influence of culture on human relations in general and business interactions specifically. Through pre-trip readings presentations, writings and discussion students will be introduced to the cultural differences between the US and a specific non-western country. The course will follow this campus experience with 10-12 days in a non-western country. All offerings will consider the sustainability of the practices observed. The course may be repeated for credit up to three times. Fulfills business and policy studies and intercultural requirements (1998). Social/behavioral science and sociocultural engagement requirements (2019).

BUS 260.  Independent Study.  1-8.  

Individual student projects approved and supervised by a Department of Business faculty member. May also be offered at 360 and 460 levels.

BUS 281.  Personal Finance.  4.  

4. Individual student projects approved and supervised by a Department of Business faculty member. May also be offered at 360 and 460 levels.

BUS 282.  Fundamentals of Investing.  4.  

Individual student projects approved and supervised by a Department of Business faculty member. May also be offered at 360 and 460 levels.

BUS 290.  Internship.  1-8.  

A combined on-the-job and academic experience arranged with a business, supervised by a Department of Business faculty member and coordinated through the Career Development Center. Consists of experiential learning, managerial analysis, and written and oral reports. Recommended for juniors and seniors. May also be offered at the 390 level.

BUS 310.  Professional Communications.  4.  

Introduction to key elements of verbal, nonverbal and written communication with potential employers, clients, regulators, supervisors, subordinates and co-workers. Development of active listening, presentation, group process and business writing skills.

Prerequiste: ENGL 102. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement (1998).
BUS 321.  Human Resource Law and Management.  4.  

Techniques, issues and problems in recruitment, selection, development, utilization and accommodation of human resources in organizations. Issues related to increasingly diverse work force and international management included.

Prerequiste: BUS 215 and BUS 249. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement.
BUS 322.  Human Resource Managment in Practice.  4.  

This course introduces and applies human resource (HR) concepts to realistic situations. Students will review, analyze and create or otherwise demonstrate appropriate HR practices, in full consideration of their ethical, legal and business impact. The specific topics to covered in the class will help students, regardless of future profession, better understand organizational treatment of employees and provide rational for practice change. This class requires significant writing and in class participation.

Prerequiste: BUS 215 and BUS 249 or instructor permission.
BUS 324.  Marketing Management.  4.  

An extensive course in marketing, focusing on product definition, branding, distribution channels, advertising and promotion. Strategic decision-making analysis, global marketing overviews and social responsibility issues are emphasized throughout the course.

BUS 325.  Consumer Behavior.  4.  

In this course, we will explore how and why consumers behave the way they do. We will learn theories developed in marketing, psychology, sociology and other behavioral sciences, and learn how to use these theories to predict how consumers will respond to different marketing activities. The issues we cover are not only of direct concern to marketing managers, but will be of further interest because in trying to understand consumers, we ultimately seek to understand ourselves. Preferred Prerequisite or Corequisite: BUS 324..

BUS 326.  Integrated Marketing Communications.  4.  

This course focuses on those aspects of the marketing mix most pertinent to marketing communications objectives, in particular targeting, segmentation and positioning. Models and modes of communication, both verbal and visual are examined in terms of characteristics of effectiveness. Traditional and new media are discussed. Preferred Prerequisite or Corequisite: BUS 324.

BUS 332.  Financial Management.  4.  

Introduction to the field of finance and the principles and practices of financial decision- making in an increasingly international business environment. Emphasis on valuation, risk and return, capital budgeting, financial planning, and financial analysis.

Prerequiste: ACCT 201; MATH 112; BUS 243, (ECON 221 or ECON 222) and to pass the business math refresher/ test.
BUS 333.  Money and Capital Markets (ECON 333).  4.  

Introduction to the financial system in an increasingly global economy. Emphasis on financial instruments, markets and institutions; the role of the banking system; overview of monetary theory and policy; current and future trends reshaping the global financial system.

Prerequiste: ECON 221.
BUS 346.  International Business.  4.  

Introduction to international business and the global market. Topics will include international organizations, global trade and investment, the global monetary system, the strategy and structure of international business, the impact of political issues, international labor and human resources, and social and cultural aspects. Case studies and experiential exercises included. Fulfills business and policy studies requirement (1998).

BUS 347.  Production and Operations Management.  4.  

Survey of operations management concepts and techniques associated with producing goods or providing services. A selection of decision-making tools will be reviewed and discussed in cases and, when possible, implemented in computer programs.

BUS 350.  Special Topics.  1-8.  
BUS 360.  Independent Study.  1-8.  
BUS 381.  Entrepreneurship.  4.  

This course introduces the process of launching new ventures. It will offer insight into the characteristics of entrepreneurs; the approaches they use to create, identify and evaluate opportunities for new ventures; and the skills that are needed to start and manage new ventures and develop a preliminary business plan.

BUS 390.  Internship.  1-8.  
BUS 424.  Marketing Strategy.  4.  

This advanced marketing strategy course builds upon basic concepts and principles and presents an integrated approach to marketing strategy, focusing on formulation, implementation and evaluation of marketing strategy. This course provides an experiential learning environment in which you learn how to make effective strategic marketing decisions through disciplined analysis and prudent judgment. Taking on the role of marketing manager in the simulation, you are exposed to a variety of strategic marketing techniques and issues, and learn how to apply them. In this course you do not just read and talk about marketing strategy, you practice it! A combination of case study discussions, simulation decision-making, and individual and group assignments will be used to enhance your learning for this course.

Prerequiste: BUS 324 and also preferred
BUS 449.  Policy Formulation and Strategy.  4.  

Integrative capstone course based on case studies and analyzing the total organization and its operational functions. Analysis and development of policies to support total organization goals within varying constraints, with an emphasis on globalization issues, social responsibility and ethics, and effective written and oral communication.

BUS 450.  Special Topics.  1-8.  
BUS 460.  Independent Study.  1-8.  
BUS 470.  Senior Thesis.  1-8.  

Independent research and writing of a professional paper on a topic in management under the supervision of a business faculty member.

BUS 490.  Departmental Honors.  1-8.  

Independent research, writing and presentation of a paper on a relevant topic in the business area under the supervision of a committee of Department of Business and other appropriate faculty.