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 Business 100-200 courses
BUS 111 Creating the Digital Future - 3 credits
This course explores the impact of emerging interactive technologies on business and society from social, economic, technical, legal, creative, and entrepreneurial perspectives. It provides an overview of the myriad of issues surrounding the introduction of new mobile, collaborative, social networking technologies, and their assimilation into society and commerce. The course will involve significant hands-on work. Specific topics to be covered in the course include: information security and privacy, new ways of organizing work and supporting collaboration, use of interactive technologies to support marketing and advertising, creation of new high-tech businesses, and the impact of emerging technologies on users.  (new course 2010)  Syllabi

BUS 150 A Community History of Business - 3 credits
In one form or another, we have been doing "business" for thousands of years. Some aspects of business are unchanged - businesses provide goods and services to their communities. But the potter sitting in a market in Babylon would be unlikely to recognize the ceramics being mass produced and shipped around the globe, each including a bar code or RF tab to monitor their movement through a global logistics network. Similarly the small business man of Rome would be unfamiliar with the community expectations we now have for our business leaders. In this course students will review the historic role of business in many communities and will research the civic engagement of business in a particular community of their choosing.  Syllabi

BUS 198 Introduction to Business - 3 credits
The course is designed as an introductory course for all students interested in learning more about business. Students will be exposed to many different aspects of the world of business. A primary objective of the course is to broaden both the interests and horizons of early level university students toward understanding the dynamics of business and business careers. Lectures, readings, presentations by guest speakers, videos, etc. will be utilized to facilitate student's learning. Syllabi

BUS 204 Financial & Managerial Accounting - 4 credits (prerequisite: MATH 103, 24 units (crs.), 2.0 GPA, and BUS 198 or concurrent enrollment.)
This course introduces students to the principles of: 1) financial accounting and the preparation, interpretation and analysis of general purpose financial statements for parties external to the organization, and 2) management accounting, the use of accounting information for planning and control, decision making, and the costing of organizational activities. The emphasis is on the use of accounting information rather than the creation of that information. Financial and managerial accounting are covered in roughly equal proportions. Syllabi

BUS 205 Financial Accounting Cycle - 2 credits  (prerequisite: BUS 204 or BUS 206)
This course, following Introduction to Financial Accounting, is designed to introduce the use of microcomputers in financial accounting. After completing this course, students will have obtained an extended understanding of the financial accounting cycle and a foundation for exploring, using and designing computerized accounting systems. Prerequisite: Business 204 or 206. Spring term only. Syllabi

 

BUS 206 Financial Accounting - 2 credits (prerequisite: MATH103 or PBIS 187, 188, or 189, or placement into or completion of higher level math, 24 units (crs.), 2.0 GPA.)
This course is designed to cover all financial accounting topics included in Business 204. (Intended as a transfer course.)  Syllabi

BUS 207 Managerial Accounting - 2 credits (prerequisite: BUS 206)
This course is designed to cover all managerial topics included in BUS 204. (Intended as a transfer course.) Syllabi

BUS 208 Financial Accounting Cycle - 2 credits (prerequisite: BUS 204 or concurrent enrollment or BUS 206)  (available 2/3/2014)
This course, following Introduction to Financial Accounting, is designed to introduce the use of microcomputers in financial accounting. After completing this course, students will have obtained an extended understanding of the financial accounting cycle and a foundation for exploring, using the designing computerized accounting systems.

BUS 231 - 3 credits
(May not be taken as a major elective by business students.)
A study of the major financial decisions encountered by individuals. Subjects covered are: Budgeting, Use of credit, automobile and consumer durables, insurance, the housing decision, taxes, retirement planning, estate transfer and investments. Each subject is analyzed within the context of a comprehensive framework of personal financial planning. Syllabi

BUS 260 Introduction to Business Application Development - 3 credits
(prerequisite: MATH 204)
This course is designed for students interested in developing applications in the web, mobile and desktop environments, and provides the necessary foundational programming knowledge using the C= (C sharp) programming language. The course also introduces students tot he graphical user interface options available in the Microsoft.Net (Dot Net) environment. The concepts covered include event-driven programming, arrays, collections, introduction to data maintenance using files and databases, and program design for maintainability. The course work involves significant hands-on work in the Visual Studio environments. Students are expected to have the ability to think logically.  Syllabi

BUS 284 - 1
credit (prerequisite: Completion of 36 credits including either ECON 204 or 206 and a combined GPA of 2.4. Special course fees may apply.)
Students will develop resumes, cover letters, participate in mock interviews and develop professional business skills. In addition, students will conduct career exploration in a variety of ways. This course is designed to prepare students to succeed in a professional business environment after graduation as well as better prepare them for their internship experiences. This course is required prior to admittance to the College of Business and is suggested to be taken the semester immediately before admittance. Syllabi

 

 

 Business 300 courses
BUSINESS MAJORS are eligible for 300/400 level courses if they have been admitted to the College of Business and have met course prerequisites.  NON-BUSINESS MAJORS are eligible for 300/400 level courses if they have completed 60 undergraduate credits, have a combined GPA of at least 2.5, and have met course prerequisites. These non-business majors include students pursuing other majors, business minors, and students who are pre-business. These students are limited to completing a total of 21 300/400 level credits of business courses, and enrolling in 6 credits per semester including interims. For interim 300/400 level classes, these non-business majors will be allowed to enroll starting 30 days before interim begins.

BUS 300 Professional Business Experience - 0 credits, Independent Study Course (prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business)
Professional Experience in Business is a graduation requirement for the College of Business Administration. It involves the student's having a practical work or training experience of sufficient duration that allows the student to understand basic skills or principles required to be qualified for an entry-level professional position following graduation. Pass/Fail course. 

BUS 301 Intermediate Accounting I - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 204 (or BUS 206 and 207) with a grade of C or better and BUS 205 with a grade of C or better, with a combined GPA of 2.5 or better.)
This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the theory and current practice of financial accounting as it pertains to assets and the related accounts on the income statement. This course also covers the time value of money, revenue recognition principles and preparation and analysis of the income statement and balance sheet. Syllabi

BUS 302 Intermediate Accounting II - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 301 with a grade of C or better)
This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the theory and current practice of financial accounting as it pertains to liabilities and equity and the related accounts on the income statement. This course also covers earnings per share, accounting changes and errors, and preparation and analysis of the statement of cash flows. Syllabi

BUS 303 Cost Management - 4 credits (prerequisite: BUS 204 [or BUS 206 and 207] with a grade of C or better; BUS 205 with a grade of C or better; a GPA of 2.5 or better in  BUS 204 [or BUS 206 and 207] and BUS 205; and BUS 341 [or concurrent enrollment])
Fundamental principles and procedures of cost accounting including process costs and job order costs. Detailed study of indirect manufacturing cost, standard cost procedures and variance analysis. System design, budgeting and responsibility accounting are considered. Syllabi

BUS 304 Advanced Cost Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 303 with a grade of C or better)
Topics include cost analysis, capital budgeting, cost allocation, divisional performance, transfer pricing and cost evaluation. Quantitative methods and decision models are presented. The behavioral aspects of responsibility accounting are considered.  Syllabi

BUS 305 Accounting Information Systems - 2 credits (prerequisite: BUS 301 and 311)
This course deals with the design, use, and management of information systems that support the financial and managerial accounting functions of modern organizations. Topics include organization of accounting systems, principals of systems design and documentation, transaction processing and data storage, internal controls, system security, auditing of information systems, and reporting systems.  Syllabi

BUS 311 Essentials of Information Systems - 2 credits (prerequisite: 44 credits completed and cumulative GPA of 2.4 or better)
This course covers essential business aspects of information systems such as networks, databases, the Internet, management reporting, software development, computer hardware, and information ethics. The course also examines the use of information systems for managerial decision making and for gaining strategic advantage. Students will have hands-on experience developing data base systems and with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Syllabi

BUS 314 IS Analysis-Design - 3 credits (prerequisite: at least concurrent enrollment in BUS 311, or at least concurrent enrollment in COMP SCI 271.
This course is a study of the process of developing information systems. Students will learn requirements specification, systems modeling, and systems design techniques in the context of the Systems Development Life Cycle. Object-oriented approaches and techniques including UML will be emphasized. Structured approaches and techniques such as Data Flow Diagrams will also be introduced. A major component of the course is the analysis and design of a business system as a term project. Syllabi

BUS 315 Db Systems-Business - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 311 with a grade of C or better, or COMP SCI 271 with a C or better, at least concurrent enrollment in COMP SCI 142, and at least concurrent enrollment in BUS 314)
This course is a study of database systems in the context of their use in business to support information systems and decision-making. The course places special emphasis on data access using SQL and includes application development using a commercial database management system such as Oracle and SQL Server. Other topics include database concepts, data modeling, database design and development, administration of database systems, and database technologies. Syllabi

BUS 318 Agile Application Development (previously Business Programming in Java) - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 260 with a grade of C or better, or COMP SCI 221 with a grade of C or better; and BUS 311, concurrent)
Using agile management technologies, students learn to build simple web apps using C=. As an intermediate programming class, the focus is on high-level object oriented concepts, as well as taking advantage of ASP.Net class libraries to design, build, and test web systems. Syllabi

BUS 319 Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning Systems - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 311 with a grade of C or better)
Through hands-on-interaction with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, case studies, and guest speakers, students will understand the software selection process, business process impacts, ERP benefits, and total costs of ownership for selecting and implementing an ERP system. In addition, students will use the system to gain a basic understanding of key ERP modules.  Syllabi

BUS 320 Essentials of Law for Business - 2 credits (eligibility: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB and who have met the course prerequisites. Non-business majors [including non-admitted pre-business students], business minors, or those who are not seeking a four-year BBA degree who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative gpa of 2.5 [unless otherwise noted] and who have met the course prerequisites. These students will be allowed to enroll in 300/400 level three-week interim offerings 30 days before interim begins. They are limited to six credits per semester and 30 total credits in the COB. Students must be admitted to a COB major to be granted a BBA degree.)
This course primarily examines selected areas of law that affect business. The subject matter includes the legal system, civil and criminal conduct, various business relationships and transactions, and ethics that apply to business. Syllabi

BUS 321 Business Law I - 3 credits (eligibility: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB and who have met the course prerequisites. Non-business majors [including non-admitted pre-business students], business minors, or those who are not seeking a four-year BBA degree who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative gpa of 2.5 [unless otherwise noted] and who have met the course prerequisites. These students will be allowed to enroll in 300/400 level three-week interim offerings 30 days before interim begins. They are limited to six credits per semester and 30 total credits in the COB. Students must be admitted to a COB major to be granted a BBA degree.)
This course primarily involves an in-depth study of contract law under common law and sales of goods as regulated by Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code. The U.C.C. topics include: transfer of title, risk of loss, warranties, performance and discharge. Secondarily, this course covers, in varying scope: personal and real property, bailments, insurance, estates and trusts, and ethics. Syllabi

BUS 322 Business Law II - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 321)
This course primarily involves an in-depth study of commercial paper (e.g. promissory notes and checks), agency law, general and limited partnerships, corporate law, secured transactions, bankruptcy and accountant's legal liability. Articles III, IV and IX of the Uniform Commercial Code are applied in this course. Secondarily, this course covers some government regulation of business areas and international law.

BUS 326 Real Estate Principles - 3 credits
(eligibility: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB and who have met the course prerequisites. Non-business majors [including non-admitted pre-business students], business minors, or those who are not seeking a four-year BBA degree who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative gpa of 2.5 [unless otherwise noted] and who have met the course prerequisites. These students will be allowed to enroll in 300/400 level three-week interim offerings 30 days before interim begins. They are limited to six credits per semester and 30 total credits in the COB. Students must be admitted to a COB major to be granted a BBA degree.)
A study of the acquisition, use, control, transfer, taxation, and legal aspects of real estate. Real estate (also called realty or real property) deals with land and buildings. This course includes application of legal principles to real estate. Syllabi

BUS 327 Principles of Risk Management and Insurance - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 331 with a grade of "C" or better, or MATH 171 with a C or better)
An introductory study of the risk management process and the importance of insurance as a method of handling risk. This course is designed to generate an awareness of the nature of risk, its effects on individual and business decisions, and the methods available for treating risk. Course content includes property insurance, auto insurance, life and health insurance, workers compensation and employee benefits. Relationships between risk management and other functional areas of business are also considered.  Syllabi

BUS 328 Energy and Facilities Management - 1.5 credits (prerequisite: For any student not admitted to the COB, the prerequisite to enroll in the upper level courses for this minor is 60 credits earned, 2.5 combined gpa and limit of 6 credits of upper-level business classes per semester.)
The assessment of current and potential energy systems with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Examination of energy technologies in each fuel cycle stage for fossil (oil, gas, synthetic), solar, biomass, wind, hydro, nuclear, and geothermal energy types, along with storage, transmission, and conservation issues. Focus on evaluation and analysis of energy technology systems and building efficiency in the context of facilities management. Syllabi

BUS 329 Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities - 1.5 credits
(prerequisite: For any student not admitted to the COB, the prerequisite to enroll in the upper level courses for this minor is 60 credits earned, 2.5 combined gpa and limit of 6 credits of upper-level business classes per semester.)
This course provides an opportunity to learn how healthy people, healthy communities and health-promoting environments all intersect at the bottom line. This course will explore business practices that foster employee, community and environmental health. In addition to discussing community-based programming trends and initiatives, the course will also focus on community needs assessment processes, community-based participatory research and enhancing collective efficacy. Students will discuss major social issues and how they impact healthy, sustainable communities. Syllabi

BUS 330 Sustainability Measurement - 3 credits (prerequisite: For any student not admitted to the COB, the prerequisite to enroll in the upper level courses for this minor is 60 credits earned, 2.5 combined gpa and limit of 6 credits of upper-level business classes per semester.)
This course is designed to introduce students to the issues surrounding the natural environment; specifically, how daily and long-term business measures and accounts for social and environmental capital. This is a hands-on course in which you will be required to do much introspection, reading, and group discussion. Coverage includes corporate social responsibility and environmental management reporting.  Syllabi

BUS 331 Essentials of Finance - 2 credits
(prerequisite: BUS 204; BUS 206 and 207)
A study of the financial decision-making in business to solve problems and identify business opportunities in a global environment. Students learn to use financial tools (e.g. financial statement analysis, time value of money, cash flow analysis, and risk and return analysis) to make capital budgeting and working-capital decisions. Syllabi

BUS 332 Honors: Business Finance - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 204)
A study of the financial decision-making in business to solve problems and identify business opportunities in a global environment. Students learn to use financial tools (e.g. financial statement analysis, time value of money, cash flow analysis, and risk and return analysis) to make capital budgeting and working-capital decisions.

BUS 333 Financial Markets - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 389 with a grade of C or better; BUS 331 with a grade of C or better)
A study of the financial system of the United States and other countries. Topics in this course include financial markets, financial securities such as financial derivatives, financial institutions, laws and regulations. The course examines the role and operation of financial markets to raise and allocate scarce capital resources. The course also examines how interest rates are determined and the effects of the Federal Reserve and Treasury policies on the financial system. Syllabi

BUS 334 Investment Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 389 with a grade of C or better; BUS 331 with a grade of C or better)
A study of investment and portfolio management theories and concepts used to identify investment opportunities in global financial markets. Attention is centered on the analysis of the risk-return characteristics of investment vehicles including financial derivatives. Syllabi

BUS 335 International Business Finance - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 389 with a grade of C or better; BUS 331 with a grade of C or better)
A study of international financial theory, markets and instruments used in the management of the investing and the financing of a global business. The course includes application of currency forecasting, speculation and hedging to international investing and financing decision. Syllabi

BUS 336 Financial Planning for Individuals - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 389 with a grade of C or better; BUS 331 with a grade of C or better)
A risk management approach to the financial uncertainty of individuals and households. This includes the use of insurance for autos and homes, life insurance, disability insurance, health insurance, annuities, retirement accounts, and social security to meet the financial needs of individuals.  Syllabi

BUS 337 Business Risk Mgmt & Insurance - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 389 with a grade of C or better; BUS 331 with a grade of C or better)
A risk management approach to the financial uncertainty of business. This includes liability insurance for business, employee benefits (workers compensation and social security), pension and group insurance, and self-insurance for property liability losses. Syllabi

BUS 338 Real Estate Finance - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 331 with a grade of C or better; BUS 389 with a grade of C or better)
This course involves a study of investments in real estate including the economics of the real estate market, investment strategy, risk and return analysis, financial leverage, investment analysis, mortgage underwriting, and the secondary mortgage market. This course also includes application of the time value of money, discounted cash flow models, cash flow projections, and financial analysis. Syllabi

BUS 341 Essentials of Operations Mgmt - 2 credits (prerequisite: BUS 389 [may take concurrently])
This course is an overview of production and service management, including supply chain management, production and capacity planning, quality and productivity, process selection, facility location and layout, purchasing, inventory planning, scheduling, just-in-time, and project management. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line of sustainability (people, planet and profit). Syllabi

BUS 342 Analytical Methods in Supply Chain Management- 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 341 [may take concurrently] and BUS 389)
This course involves mathematical modeling. The types of models studied are referred to by several different terms, including operations research, management science, and quantitative methods. Specific techniques include mathematical programming (linear and integer), computer simulation, decision analysis, Little's Law, and project scheduling. These techniques are studies in the context of supply chain management applications. Formulation of models, interpretation of results, and applications are emphasized. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Syllabi

BUS 343 Manufacturing Planning & Control Systems - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 341 and 389)
A study of manufacturing planning and control systems. Topics include an overview of supply chain management, manufacturing strategy, forecasting, sales and operations planning, resource requirements planning, master production scheduling, rough-cut capacity planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, production activity control, Lean, constraints management, inventory principles, lot-sizing methods, and independent demand inventory management systems. Students will be required to learn and to apply different types of software, e.g., Excel spreadsheets to problems built around the course topics. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Syllabi

BUS 344 Supply Chain Mgt - 3 credits
(prerequisite: BUS 341 and 389)
An introduction to activities performed by all entities involved, directly or indirectly, in fulfilling customer demand. These activities include customer relationship management, supplier relationship management, designing supply chain networks, inventory management, transportation, warehousing, packaging, materials handling, sourcing, pricing, planning supply and demand, and managing information technology. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit).  Syllabi

BUS 345 Supply Management - 3 credits (prerequisites: BUS 341 and 389)
Supply management deals with the acquisition of materials and services for an organization. Topics include supply management strategy, purchasing procedures and information flows, make or buy analysis, need identification and specification, quality, quantity and inventory, transportation, receiving, material handling, price determination through negotiation, cost management, supplier selection, supplier evaluation, global sourcing, legal and ethics, and sustainability. Part of the course will include discussion of how to apply Lean concepts to make materials flow through the extended value stream.  Syllabi

BUS 351 Essentials of Organizational Behavior  -   2 credits (prerequisite: BUS 198 and ECON 106 or 206; 44 credits completed with a cumulative gpa of 2.4 or better)
This course introduces the student to issues relating to the management of people in organizations. Behavior is sought to be understood in the light of empirical and theoretical research and to relate such understanding to the management of organizations. Human behavior is considered a function of individual, group and organization dynamics.  Concepts and practices related to motivation, perception, intra-group and inter-group dynamics, team management, leadership, communication, decision-making, organizational design, and organizational culture will be explored. These concepts will also be discussed in light of their many applications in human resource management and other relevant business disciplines and topics. Syllabi

BUS 355 Networking & Data Communications - 3 credits (prerequisite: Admission to College of Business and Business 311 or COMP SCI 271 with a grade of C or better and at least concurrent enrollment in BUS 314)
As companies increasingly rely on their data networks for essential communication both internally and externally, understanding and managing those networks and other IT infrastructure elements becomes essential for both IS professionals as well as managers in general. This course introduces students to professional and modern data communication technologies. We study all aspects of data communication through lecture, discussion, presentations, and hands-on activities. Includes coverage of TCP/IP, the OSI model, ethernet, wireless networks, the Internet, network topology, common networking services (email, web, ftp, etc.), as well as emerging technologies. Data security plays a prominent roll in the course. Through this course, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to understand, design, manage, and specify corporate networking solutions. Syllabi

BUS 360 Occupational Safety and Heath - 1.5 credits (prerequisite: BUS 351 and BUS 361)
This course is designed to help students better understand issues related to occupational safety and health. The course focuses on occupational safety and health theory, laws and regulations, management, and promotion. Students will gain familiarity with a variety of occupational safety and health hazards (e.g., ergonomic hazards, occupational stress, incivility, violence) and methods used by organizations to avoid or manage problems associated with these hazards. Syllabi

BUS 361 Essentials of Human Resource Mgt - 2 credits
(prerequisite: BUS 198 and ECON 106 or 206; 44 credits completed with a cumulative gpa of 2.4 or better)
This course covers various concepts and theories related to human resource management (HRM) functions such as human resource planning, the legal environment, planning and forecasting, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, reward systems, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and international HRM. Syllabi

BUS 362 Compensation Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 351, 361, 389)
A systematic review and analysis of organizational reward systems. Total compensation systems including the environment within which they are administered are considered along with the impact of intrinsic rewards on employee motivation. Focus will also include job analysis and performance appraisal.  Syllabi

BUS 363 Employee Relations - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 351, 361, 389)
The relationships between management and employees, in both non-union and organized environments, including labor unions and professional associations. The course will explore: quality of work life, complaint resolution, collective bargaining issues and processes, discipline, employee rights, and methods of settling disputes. Syllabi

BUS 364 Human Resource Staffing & Planning - 3 units (prerequisite: BUS 351, 361, 389)
This course focuses on the organizational functions of staffing and planning. Topics include: human resource planning, employee recruitment, selection, placement, staff reductions and related legal issues. Syllabi

BUS 365 Global Management - 3 credits (eligibility: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB and who have met the course prerequisites. Non-business majors (including non-admitted pre-business students), business minors, or those who are not seeking a four-year BBA degree who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative gpa of 2.5 (unless otherwise noted) and who have met the course prerequisites. These students will be allowed to enroll in 300/400 level three-week interim offerings 30 days before interim begins. They are limited to six credits per semester and 30 total credits in the COB. Students must be admitted to a COB major to be granted a BBA degree.)
Managers around the world are or soon will be involved to some degree in international business. The escalating level of involvement and competitiveness makes it imperative for managers to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be effective in cross-national interactions and in daily operations in foreign subsidiaries. These skills are also necessary for large numbers of managers who do not work abroad but who need international management knowledge and skills to effectively manage the increasing levels of workforce diversity in organizations in the U.S. This course provides this essential knowledge and skills. Syllabi

BUS 366 Human Resources Information and Metrics - 1.5 credits (prerequisite: BUS 351 and 361)
This course addresses issues associated with the management of human resources data in organizations. Topics include the selection and implementation of a human resource information system (HRIS); integrity and confidentiality of data in an HRIS; and the use of HR data in supporting managerial decisions, analyzing the performance of the HR function, and linking HR strategy to business strategy. Syllabi

BUS 367 Benefits Administration - 1.5 credits (prerequisite: BUS 351 and 361)
This course provides the skills needed to oversee the benefits function of an organization. The course provides an overview of the role of benefits in an organization, the integration of benefits with other forms of compensation and the design of benefits packages to support strategic objectives of the organization. The course includes a historical review of health care and an analysis of options for health care cost control.  Syllabi

BUS 368 Training and Development - 1.5 credits (prerequisite: BUS 351 and 361)
This course is designed to prepare a student for the role of training coordinator in an organization. The course focuses on methods of identifying and meeting the human resource development needs of an organization. Methods of determining training needs, learning theory and analysis of training methods will be covered. Syllabi

BUS 369 Change Management - 1.5 credits (prerequisite: BUS 351 and 361)
This course is designed to provide the skills HR managers need to help manage organizational change. The course will provide an overview of the dynamics of how change occurs in organizations. Specific topics include: overcoming resistance to change, managing cultural change and helping organizations become more change friendly. Syllabi

BUS 371 Essentials of Marketing - 2 credits (eligibility: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB and who have met the course prerequisites. Non-business majors (including non-admitted pre-business students), business minors, or those who are not seeking a four-year BBA degree who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative gpa of 2.5 (unless otherwise noted) and who have met the course prerequisites. These students will be allowed to enroll in 300/400 level three-week interim offerings 30 days before interim begins. They are limited to six credits per semester and 30 total credits in the COB. Students must be admitted to a COB major to be granted a BBA degree.)
Topics reflect decisions businesses make such as how to segment markets and target groups of buyers, what products/services to develop, how to set prices, how to advertise and promote products/services, and how to get products/services to customers. Other issuses discussed include personal selling, market research, market strategy, and how people buy. Several applied assignments exist, both qualitative and quantitative. Students entering the course are expected to have good algebra and other basic math skills; knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a plus. Syllabi

BUS 372 Retail Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 371)
A managerial study relating the marketing concept to the retailing process. Topics include store location, the organizational structure, merchandise planning and control, pricing, sales promotion, customer services, and expense control. Syllabi

BUS 373 Marketing Channels - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 371)
This course is designed to teach students how to manage and develop effective distribution systems from suppliers to final users. Students will learn the functions of each marketing channel member including physical possession, ownership, promotion, negotiation, financing, risking, and logistic tasks. Special attention is given to the behavioral dimensions of marketing channels such as the roles, power, conflict and communication between channel members. It also discusses vertical marketing systems, franchising systems, the multi-channels design, e-tailing, the channel performance measurement and international marketing channels. Syllabi

BUS 374 Marketing Research - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 371 with a grade of C+ or better; BUS 389 with a grade of C or better)
A study of scientific procedures applicable to marketing research. Methodological considerations include: defining the problem, determining the research design, collecting data, tabulating and analyzing data, and preparing reports. Syllabi

BUS 375 Global Marketing - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 371)
This course examines the challenges and opportunities of entering and operating effectively in the global markets. It analyzes the cultural and economic variables in the global market and their impact on the global marketing decisions such as global entry modes, target markets, marketing objectives, product development, brand strategy, pricing strategy, marketing channels, the network of global supplies and communications strategy. Syllabi

MARKET 376 Integrated Marketing Communication - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 371)
This course provides a managerial examination of the role of communication within the marketing mix. Specifically we discuss one-way communications such as advertising, sponsorship and product promotion together with the role of two-way communications using the internet and social media. Course topics include setting communication objectives, designing and executing a message strategy, using media and developing an integrated marketing communication strategy design to connect with and motivate the consumer toward an intended action or belief. Syllabi

BUS 377 Consumer Behavior - 3 credits (BUS 371 and BUS 389)
Factors that influence purchasing are explored. Consumers are analyzed in terms of how they form perceptions of brands, and how they use these perceptions to make purchase decisions within the problem solving process. Marketing variables are considered in terms of how they affect the consumer's perceptions and decisions. Related topics include post purchase satisfaction and brand loyalty. Syllabi

MARKET 378 Product Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 371)
Product program development and implementation. Analysis of market factors, organizational structures, and production and procurement alternatives. A project, such as a product audit in the field, is a primary part of the course.

MARKET 379 Selling Sales Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 371)
A combined course in personal selling and sales force management. Motivational theories concerning the prospect provide a lead-in to a diagnostic approach for obtaining successful sales presentations. Principles of management are evaluated as they apply to the sales force. Syllabi

BUS 382 Intro to Family and Closely-Held Businesses - 3 credits
This course provides an understanding of the role of family and closely-held businesses (FCHB) in the economy; the unique characteristics of such businesses; the advantages and disadvantages of owning/working for FCHB; and the dynamics of managing FCHB. (new course)

BUS 383 Entrepreneurship - 3 credits (prerequisite: Completion of at least six credits of required Business Core courses or consent of instructor)
A study of analytical and conceptual skills in entrepreneurship and new venture management. Exposure will be given to a variety of environments for entrepreneurial activity including new ventures created both inside and outside of existing corporations. Specific management skills or successful entrepreneurs will be examined. Syllabi

BUS 384 (changed to BUS 284 starting Fall 2013) Professional Skills in Business - 1 credit (prerequisite: Admission to the College of Business or 2.5 gpa and completion of 44 credits including BUS 198 and either ECON 204 or 206)
Students will develop resumes and cover letters, participate in mock job interviews, conduct a career exploration, study potential employers, conduct informational interviews and network with potential employers, learn salary negotiation strategies, and discuss professionalism expectations in business. Syllabi

BUS 389 Quantitative Business Analysis - 2 credits (prerequisite: ECON 210)
The focus of this course is the principles, concepts, and techniques of electronic spreadsheets and the use of electronic spreadsheets in applied quantitative business analysis. The course is a hands-on applications course using the statistical concepts developed in Economics 210. Syllabi

BUS 390 Internet Platform Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 311 and CS 125)
This course covers the basic technologies needed to understand and manage a modern web system. This includes the design and implementation of databases, networking, web servers, and general website operations. The course also discusses issues of ensuring data and user security, confidentiality, and privacy. Specific topics to be included are: the TCP/IP model, Ethernet and wireless networks, web server set up and administration, contracting with web hosting services, managing service contracts, internet security considerations, web database design and implementation, and considerations for mobile access. Syllabi

BUS 391 Independent Study - 1 credit
(minimum); 3 credits (maximum) (eligibility: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB and who have met the course prerequisites. Non-business majors [including non-admitted pre-business students], business minors, or those who are not seeking a four-year BBA degree who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative gpa of 2.5 [unless otherwise noted] and who have met the course prerequisites. These students will be allowed to enroll in 300/400 level three-week interim offerings 30 days before interim begins. They are limited to six credits per semester and 30 total credits in the COB. Students must be admitted to a COB major to be granted a BBA degree.)
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

BUS 392 Technology Innovation - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 311)
Technology Innovation: This course explores innovation of new technologies to provide students with an understanding of at how technologies emerge and are adopted, how innovation works in practice, and why some technologies are more successful and are adopted faster than others, as well as the business implications for established companies and new entrants. This will also include discussion of the relative advantages and disadvantages of being an early adopter vs. a laggard in adopting new technologies. The course will also give students an opportunity to explore new and emerging technologies that may become important in the marketplace over the next few years. Syllabi
 

 

 

 Business 400 courses
BUSINESS MAJORS are eligible for 300/400 level courses if they have been admitted to the College of Business and have met course prerequisites.  NON-BUSINESS MAJORS are eligible for 300/400 level courses if they have completed 60 undergraduate credits, have a combined GPA of at least 2.5, and have met course prerequisites. These non-business majors include students pursuing other majors, business minors, and students who are pre-business. These students are limited to completing a total of 21 300/400 level credits of business courses, and enrolling in 6 credits per semester including interims. For interim 300/400 level classes, these non-business majors will be allowed to enroll starting 30 days before interim begins.

BUS 401 Auditing - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 302 with a grade of C or better)
Basic auditing concepts and developments and their application to the examination, evaluation, and reporting of financial data. Theoretical topics include: auditing standards, evidence, ethics, statistical sampling, computerized systems, legal responsibilities, reports and procedures.  Syllabi

BUS 403 Federal Income Taxation - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 301 with a grade of C or better)
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of federal income taxation. An overview of the sources and basic framework of federal income tax law is provided followed by concepts of filing status, exemptions, income recognition, exclusions, business and personal expenses, and credits. The basics of property transactions and cost recovery are also covered. Tax research will also be introduced. Syllabi

BUS 404 Adv Federal Income Taxation - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 403 with a grade of C or better)
This course is a continuation of BUS 403 Federal Income Taxation. Coverage includes taxation of regular corporations, subchapter-S corporations and partnerships. A brief introduction to international transactions will be provided as well as an introduction to the federal estate and gift taxes. Syllabi

BUS 405 Govt/Not-For-Profit Accounting - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 302 with a grade of C or better)
Concepts of fund accounting, planning, budgeting and controlling the operations of governmental units and not-for-profit entities. Includes the study of internal control and operational audits. Syllabi

BUS 407 Fraud Examination - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 301 with a grade of C or better)
This course offers a student an introduction to the definition of fraud and methods of detection and prevention. Syllabi

BUS 408 Advanced Accounting - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 302 with a grade of C or better)
Advanced accounting theory and practice placing emphasis upon recent areas of interest including business combinations and consolidated statements. Dual level 408/608. Syllabi

BUS 409 Topics in Accounting - 1-3 credits (prerequisite: determined by the topics offered, see advisor).
Current accounting topics will be studied. Students are allowed to enroll in this course multiple times for credit (max of 99), subject to a difference in topics among the multiple enrollments. Topics will reflect current relevant trends in accounting today. Syllabi

BUS 410 Software Design & Development - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 314, BUS 315 or COMP SCI 361 (concurrent enrollment allowed), COMP SCI 142 and 221. A substitution may be granted for COMP SCI 142 if a student has completed COMP SCI 262 and demonstrates knowledge of introductory level VB.Net to the MIS faculty)
This course is a study of design and development of business applications using visual programming. Topics include software development using VisualBasic.Net at an intermediate level, data access and integration, object-oriented programming in VB.Net, software design in event-driven programming, and GUI design. Syllabi

BUS 411 Project Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: Accepted in COB and completed four of six Business Essentials courses)
This course develops student knowledge and skills in project management as defined by the Project Management Institute's (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). In addition to discussion of project management principles, the course also provides the students with an environment in which they apply these project management skills. Syllabi

BUS 412 Agile Web Design and Development - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 315 or COMP SCI 361; BUS 318 or COMP SCI 221; and BUS 355 or COMP SCI 391)
Learn to create exciting web 2.0 apps that can be turned into businesses. In this class you will study advanced web technologies like HTML 5, CSS, database programming, XML, web services, and ASP.Net to help you create advanced and interactive web sites. Using modern agile project management techniques, you will work on a project with a small group of fellow students to create your own web site that has the potential to be turned into the foundation for the real business. Syllabi

BUS 415 ERP Systems Configuration and Implementation- 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 319)
This course focuses on setting up an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for use in a global organization. Students learn how to configure the system to support a global organization with multiple companies. Concepts, issues, current trends, and decision-making are addressed through a cross-functional view of the enterprise. Project management skills are enhanced as the students work in cross-functional teams in order to configure and use a multi-company ERP system through practical simulation and hands-on activities.

BUS 416 Mobile Application Development - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 412)
Learn to create and sell mobile applications for smartphones. In this class you will learn to design the user interface; use the phone's location (GPS), camera, communication, and other sensors; create and access the phone's data storage, and build intelligence into the app to create fun and useful applications. This class requires programming skills. Syllabi

BUS 417 Info Systems Strategy & Mgmt - 3 credits (BUS 411, admission to COB, senior standing (last semester of enrollment), completion or concurrent enrollment in BUS 442 OR BUS 492 AND have submitted a graduation application.)
This course is the capstone course for the MIS major. The focus of the course is all aspects of management in the IS function including IS strategy, information resource management, IS service management, investment evaluation and personnel management. As a capstone, a major component is the analysis, design, and implementation of a real-world project using proper project management techniques. Syllabi

BUS 418 Marketing Analytics - 3 credits (prerequisite: ECON 210 or MATH 301, with a grade of C or higher)
This course provides the conceptual and technical foundations of various marketing metrics and research methods. The purpose is to help students acquire advanced marketing research skills via hands-on experience. Another major purpose of the course is to help students improve their skills and abilities in effective project management; leadership communication and presentation of ideas; integration of knowledge, critical thinking and analytical problem solving; and effective use of technology for solving business problems. This purpose will be accomplished primarily by teamwork that is required for the completion of a set of projects during the semester and a comprehensive project report, which is also presented in class as part of the final exam.  Syllabi

BUS 422 Business Law II - 3 credits
(prerequisite: BUS 321)
This course primarily involves an in-depth study of commercial paper (e.g. promissory notes and checks), agency law, general and limited partnerships, corporate law, secured transactions, bankruptcy and accountant's legal liability. Articles III, IV and IX of the Uniform Commercial Code are applied in this course. Secondarily, this course covers some government regulation of business areas and international law. Dual level 422/622. Syllabi

BUS 431 Financial Statement Analysis - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 205, 389, 331 with a grade of C or better in each course)
A study of the financial theory and applications used in the day-to-day management of a business and its financial statements in a global environment. The course is focused on the analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, and the decision-making process of managing growth. Syllabi

BUS 432 Security Analysis - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 205 with a grade of C or better; BUS 334)
The application of valuation models to global investment opportunities. Students are required to obtain, organize, and analyze internal and external data as it relates to the management of an investment portfolio. Syllabi

BUS 433 Advanced Financial Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 205 with a C or better, BUS 333, BUS 334)
A study of the financial theory and applications used in business investment, financing, and dividend decision in a global environment. The course employs the case study pedagogy requiring students to analyze business situations and make business investment, financing, and dividend decisions using problem solving techniques and critical thinking. Syllabi

BUS 435 Mgmt Finance Institution - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 205, 331 with a C or better in each course; BUS 333)
The application of the decision-making process of depository institutions such as commercial banks, thrifts, and credit unions in global financial markets. Key topics include analyzing bank performance, asset and liability management, managing interest rate risk, financial innovations, and the role of financial institutions in capital formation. Syllabi

BUS 437 Advanced Risk Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 337)
Study of risk recognition, risk control, and risk financing techniques used to achieve basic organizational goals such as profit maximization, earnings stability, and growth. Course reviews identifying and analyzing the loss exposures, developing alternative techniques for treating each exposure with emphasis on risk control, risk financing, and operations of insurance firms. Case studies are used to provide insight to the risk management process. Syllabi

BUS 438 Student-Managed Endowment Fund - 3 credits (eligibility: application and consent of finance faculty. Course is repeatable up to 9 units maximum)
Students manage numerous endowment fund portfolios. The seminar provides students the opportunity to evaluate a variety of financial assets and to implement an investment strategy to an actual institutional portfolio. As a team, students make investment decisions based on each fund's investment policy statement. Syllabi

BUS 439 Seminar in Finance - 1 credit (minimum); 3 credits (maximum) (eligibility: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB and who have met the course prerequisites. Non-business majors [including non-admitted pre-business students], business minors, or those who are not seeking a four-year BBA degree who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative gpa of 2.5 [unless otherwise noted] and who have met the course prerequisites. These students will be allowed to enroll in 300/400 level three-week interim offerings 30 days before interim begins. They are limited to six credits per semester and 30 total credits in the COB. Students must be admitted to a COB major to be granted a BBA degree.)
A seminar on the application of the concepts and techniques of financial management to business organizations.

BUS 441 Cases in Operations - 3 credits (prerequisite: Senior standing, BUS 342 and either BUS 343 or 344)
A case approach to analyzing decision situations in operations management. Topics include problem definition, selection and application of quantitative decision methodology, and communication of results for technical managerial analysis.

BUS 442 Business Cooperative Study - 1-6, repeatable to a maximum of 9 credits  Starting Spring 2011: Completion or concurrent enrollment in BUS 384 and either admission to the COB or 2.5 GPA and completion of 44 credits including BUS 198 and either ECON 204 or ECON 206
Off-campus, supervised full-time work experience in an approved position with an opportunity to merge actual day-to-day experience relating to your field of study within the College of Business.

BUS 445 Supply Chain Strategy - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 341 and 389)
This course explores a variety of topics related to making decisions in the business world. A review of statistical methods to analyze "facts" presented to you will be explored. Negotiation methods with examples will be covered that can be applied in business or a personal situation. Game theoretic models will be used to analyze strategic decision making. Critical thinking skills will be developed by looking at how to analyze and structure arguments. Finally, cases will allow students to demonstrate a mastery of analysis, argumentation, and advanced thought processes. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Syllabi

BUS 449 Supply Chain Management Topics - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 341)
A study of selected current topics in Supply Chain Management. Because topics may vary from term to term, students may enroll in this course twice for credit, subject a difference in topics between the two enrollments and instructor approval. Topics may be selected from any of the following: sourcing, transportation, quality management, just-in-time/lean manufacturing, automation, simulation, forecasting, and other current issues. Syllabi

BUS 450 Environmental Management - 3 credits
This course introduces the natural environment and social responsibility as components of the business decision-making process in addition to the traditional economic focus. Topics include Triple Bottom Line supply chain management, energy, transparency, design, life cycle assessment, reverse logistics, facilities management, marketing and strategy. Cross-listed with Environmental Studies 450. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Syllabi 

BUS 453 Managing Change - 3 credits  (prerequisites: admission to the COB, senior standing (last semester of enrollment), completion of or concurrent enrollment in BUS 442 or BUS 492, Internship course, AND have submitted a graduation application.)
This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of how to both identify strategic changes that are desirable for an organization and how to implement those changes. Students will develop a change management plan. Specific topics include: strategic planning, developing a change management plan, overcoming resistance to change, managing cultural change and helping organizations become more change friendly. Syllabi

BUS 454 Managing the Family and Closely-Held Business - 3 credits
(prerequisite: admission to the COB, senior standing [last semester of enrollment], completion or concurrent enrollment in BUS 442 OR BUS 492 AND have submitted a graduation application)
This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of how managing a FCHB is unique in terms of both the internal dynamics of a family held business and from multiple functional perspectives: strategy, marketing, human resources, finance, and accounting. Students will develop a plan for a specific FCHB. This course meets the capstone requirement in Business. Syllabi

BUS 455 Strategic Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: admission to the COB, senior standing [last semester of enrollment], completion or concurrent enrollment in BUS 442 OR BUS 492 AND have submitted a graduation application.)
An integrative senior-level application of the theories of functional business areas to decision making and policy formulation in organization-wide situations. Syllabi 

BUS 460 Adv Quality Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 341 and BUS 389)
This course will teach students what quality is and the basics of normal distributions, sampling, six-sigma, Design of Experiments, and process control charts. Students will become familiar with using Excel to perform statistical analysis. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Syllabi

BUS 462 Topics in HR Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: Senior Standing, and at least two of BUS 362, BUS 363, BUS 364)
Current human resources management practices are surveyed by integrating specific organizational activities in the geographic area with guided reading and classroom study. Advanced Human Resources Management students gain the opportunity to meet with professionals in a work setting. Syllabi

BUS 463 Internet Marketing - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 371)
This course overviews current Marketing Information System practices. Marketing Information System practices are rapidly changing, and the content of the course is expected to change periodically so that current practices receive the focus of discussion. Syllabi

BUS 464 Sustainability Strategy and Innovation - 3 credits (prerequisite: For any student not admitted to the COB, the prerequisite to enroll in the upper level course for this minor is 60 credits earned, 2.5 combined gpa and a limit of 6 credits of upper-level business classes per semester.)
This course builds on the previous courses in the minor to synthesize how companies apply the core drivers and measures to implement sustainable initiatives and the cost-benefits of these activities. Students will learn how to identify sustainable business opportunities while at the same time understanding the challenges of working in this dynamic and changing field. Students will be part of a team working on applied business projects with regional organizations. Syllabi

BUS 473 Marketing Strategy - 3 credits
(prerequisite: BUS 371)
This course focuses on development, implementation, and control of market-based strategies needed to attain and sustain an organization's competitive advantage for the objective of achieving long-run organizational goals. Instructional methods may include case studies, decision making simulations and development of a marketing plan. Syllabi

BUS 474 Honors Thesis - 3 credits (minimum); 6 credits (maximum) (eligibility: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB and who have met the course prerequisites. Non-business majors (including non-admitted pre-business students), business minors, or those who are not seeking a four-year BBA degree who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative gpa of 2.5 (unless otherwise noted) and who have met the course prerequisites. These students will be allowed to enroll in 300/400 level three-week interim offerings 30 days before interim begins. They are limited to six credits per semester and 30 total credits in the COB. Students must be admitted to a COB major to be granted a BBA degree.)
Honors Thesis project will presume a significant project in the student's major field of study (e.g. a written project of consequence or software with important output). Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be sponsored by a faculty member in the student's major. These, in turn, should be submitted to the Undergraduate Student Programs Process Director, who has final authority for approval and final determination of units (crs.).

BUS 475 Professional Purch Behavior - 3 credits (prerequisite: ECON 210 or MATH 301, with a grade of C or better)
Professional purchasing behavior focuses on the organizational purchasing process in private and public institutions. The roles of the manager and buyer are emphasized within the context of external variables influencing supply, specification of organizational needs, selecting sources of supply, negotiating with sales people, post-purchasing vendor evaluations, planning process and relating to other functional areas. Syllabi

MARKET 476 Fundamentals of Sales - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 371, co-requisites: BUS 478 and 479 )
This course examines the role of sales in marketing and the broader company and covers the basic sales process. The focus will include identifying various types of sales positions and skills, talents and traits normally found among people who excel at those positions. Syllabi

BUS 477 Business Growth & Development - 3 credits
(prerequisites: admission to the COB, senior standing (last semester of enrollment), completion of or enrollment in BUS 492, Internship course, AND have submitted a graduation application. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in BUS 442 or BUS 492.)
This course is designed to satisfy the College of Business culminating experience requirement. Open to all College of Business students, the course is structured in a manner that will enhance each person's ability to understand business at a more holistic level. Students will gain insights about the many interdependencies that link the different functional areas of business together and will learn how to perform a comprehensive business/market analysis (with emphasis placed on identifying external opportunities and threats). This type of analysis is critical to strategic planning and requires some skill at correctly identifying and defining various issues, analyzing their nature, developing potential courses of action and then implementing "best" practices/solutions.  Syllabi

MARKET 478 Advanced Sales Topics - 3 credits
(prerequisite: BUS 371, co-requisites: BUS 476 and 479
The course explores a wide variety of advanced sales topics including negotiations, sales math and contracts, customer relationship management, client entertainment laws and practices, tradeshows and project management. Syllabi

MARKET 479 Sales Management - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 371; co-requisites: BUS 476 and 478)
This course examines issues related to recruiting, coaching, incentivizing and evaluating sales people. Beyond personnel activities, this course also focuses on management responsibilities such as sales forecasting, working with budgets and outsourcing.  Syllabi

BUS 480 Topics in International Business - 3 credits
(eligibility: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB and who have met the course prerequisites. Non-business majors (including non-admitted pre-business students), business minors, or those who are not seeking a four-year BBA degree who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative gpa of 2.5 (unless otherwise noted) and who have met the course prerequisites. These students will be allowed to enroll in 300/400 level three-week interim offerings 30 days before interim begins. They are limited to six credits per semester and 30 total credits in the COB. Students must be admitted to a COB major to be granted a BBA degree.)
This course will present a study of selected, current relevant international business topics. Students are allowed to enroll in this course twice for credit, subject to a difference in topics between the two enrollments. Topics will stress the opportunities and risks from organizations doing business internationally, how the international business practices differ from domestic business practices, or how business is conducted internationally compared to domestic standards.

BUS 485 Managing Small Growth Business - 3 credits (prerequisite: completion of at least six credits of required Business Core courses or consent of instructor)
The course examines the key strategic and operating concerns and approaches of owner/managers as they grow their business from new entrepreneurial ventures to strong, competitive businesses. Syllabi

BUS 486 Student Consulting Practicum - 3 credits (prerequisite: 3.0 CPA and consent of instructor, admission to the COB, senior standing (last semester of enrollment), completion or concurrent enrollment in BUS 442 OR BUS 492 AND have submitted a graduation application)
The student consulting practicum offers confidential business assistance to local companies. The program is specifically designed to 1) provide top COB students an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom, and 2) provide area businesses with high quality solutions to current business problems. Discussion, Lab and Lecture are all required. Syllabi

BUS 488 Interactive Web Management (IWM) Portfolio Seminar - 1 credit (prerequisite: Senior standing (last semester of enrollment); official GPA of 2.5 or better, or admission to the College of Business; completion or concurrent enrollment in BUS 492 or BUS 442 or Journalism 427 or Computer Science 399 AND have submitted a graduation application).
Every student in the IWM major is required to develop a digital portfolio that documents significant work they have created throughout their studies. This course is led by an instructor who serves mostly as an advisor to students on how to complete their portfolios, as well as evaluate their content for assessment purposes. That instructor will involve advisory board members and other faculty members in the evaluation.  Syllabi

490 Business Topics - 3 credits
(prerequisite: determined by the topics offered, see advisor)
Current business topics will be studied. Students are allowed to enroll in this course twice for credit, subject to a difference in topics between the two enrollments. Topics will reflect current relevant trends in business today Syllabi

BUS 491 Independent Study - 1 credit (minimum); 3 credits (maximum) (eligibility: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB and who have met the course prerequisites. Non-business majors (including non-admitted pre-business students), business minors, or those who are not seeking a four-year BBA degree who have completed 60 credits with a cumulative gpa of 2.5 (unless otherwise noted) and who have met the course prerequisites. These students will be allowed to enroll in 300/400 level three-week interim offerings 30 days before interim begins. They are limited to six credits per semester and 30 total credits in the COB. Students must be admitted to a COB major to be granted a BBA degree.)
See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

BUS 492 Business Ad Intern - 0-3 credits, repeatable for credit to a maximum of 3 credits (prerequisite: Completion of or co-registration in BUS 384 and either Admission to the College of Business or 2.5 gpa and completion of 44 credits including BUS 198 and either ECON 204 or 206.)
This course involves a minimum of 100-150 hours of Professional Practice through an approved internship. The internship should allow students to apply concepts and skills learned in the classroom to true business environments. The experience is enhanced through reflective course assignments. This experience enhances both a student's professional and personal development.

BUS 494 International Business Study Tour - 3 credits, repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits (prerequisite: Consent of instructor [for undergraduate credit]. Admission to full standing in the MBA program and consent of instructor [for graduate credit].)
Requirements for study tours includes:(1) travel to various countries directed by business faculty members to provide students direct contact with economic and business issues in other societies; (2) reading background material; (3) attendance at classes; (4) participating in field lectures; (5) writing a report and/or other assignments. For graduate credit, an additional research assignment, paper or project is also required. Course may be repeated for up to 6 total credits IF the student travels to different countries. Dual level 494/694. Syllabi

 

 

 Economics 100-200 courses
ECON 106 General Economics - 3 credits (prerequisite: BUS 301)
Analysis of some of the major current issues in the American economy undertaken after a historical survey of the emergence of modern economic institutions. Not open to students with either Economics 206, 207, 208 or 209. Syllabi

ECON 204 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 credits (prerequisites: Completion of a PBIS course, or concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) Math 104, 106, 108, or 204, or qualified to enroll in Math 171 via UW Placement Exam. Not open to students who have completed Econ 319-499.)
Economic role of the government sector; government expenditures and taxation; national income analysis; economic fluctuations; money and banking; economic growth; international economics. Syllabi

ECON 206 Principles of Economics I-Micro - 3 credits (prerequisite: Math 104, 108, 204, or 171 with a grade of C or better or qualified to enroll in Math 171 via UW Placement Exam. Not open to students who have completed Econ 319-499.)
Features of the American economy; demand, supply and the price system; consumer theory, theory of the firm, market structure; distribution of income; environmental and energy problems; comparative economic systems. Syllabi

ECON 207 Principles of Economics II-Macro - 3 credits (prerequisite: ECON 204 or 209 and completion or concurrent enrollment in MATH 204, 171 or qualification for enrollment in MATH 171 via Math Placement Exam)
Economic role of the government sector; government expenditures and taxation; national income analysis; economic fluctuations; money and banking; economic growth; international economic.

ECON 208 Honors: Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits (prerequisite: Honor status and Math 104, 108, 204, or 171 with a grade of C or better or qualified to enroll in Math 171 via UW Placement Exam. Not open to students who have completed Econ 319-499.)
Study of the system of production and distribution of goods and services in the American Economy. Topics include analysis of the operation of markets, consumer theory, production decisions, market structure, and the distribution of income. Emphasis is on study of economic policy and institutions.

ECON 209 Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 credits (prerequisite: Honor status; and completion of a PBIS course, or concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) Math 104, 106, 108, 204, or qualified to enroll in Math 171 via UW Placement Exam. Not open to students who have completed Econ 319-499.)
Analysis of the factors that influence the level of employment, the rate of inflation, and the rate of growth of Gross Domestic Product. Topics include aggregate demand, aggregate supply, economic fluctuations, the role of money, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, and productivity.

ECON 210 Econ Business Statistics (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Math 204 or 171 with a grade of C or better, or qualification for enrollment in Math 171 via Math Placement Exam. Not open to students who have completed Econ 472 or 473.)
Descriptive methods; probability and inference; regression and correlation. (prior to Spring 2009 semester, index numbers and times series were included) Syllabi

 

 

 Economics 300 courses
ECON 305 Money and Banking - 3 credits (prerequisite: ECON 204 or 209 and ECON 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Monetary systems and monetary policy; emphasis on the American banking system and the Federal Reserve System. Syllabi

ECON 307 Discrim Gender Econ (ES) (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 106, 206 or 208. Cross-listed: Economics 307/Women's Studies 307. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.)
Analysis of the experiences of women and ethnic minorities in the economy, extending the traditional interpretations of economic issues to the unique experiences of these groups. Economic tools will be developed, and then applied to such topics as Comparable Worth, Wage Determination, Occupational Choice and Segregation, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System. Syllabi

ECON 319 Econ Less Developed Ctry (NW) (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Economic and institutional conditions of less developed countries; ideas and performance records of promoting socio-economic development. Syllabi

ECON 321 Labor Economics (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Analysis of the economy's labor resource. Major topics include labor markets, workforce programs, economic security arrangements, the labor movement, and collective bargaining. Dual level 321/521. Syllabi

ECON 329 Intrmd Micro Theorey (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Mathematics 171 or both Mathematics 204 and 206, and a grade of C or better in Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 207 or 209)
Theory of demand; pricing and output; allocation of resources; income distribution. Syllabi

ECON 331 Intrmd Micro Theory (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Mathematics 171 or both Mathematics 204 and 206, and a grade of C or better in Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 207 or 209)
Fundamentals of national income and product accounting; theory of the determination of income, output, employment, interest rate and price level; survey of economic growth models; application of fiscal and monetary policy. Syllabi

ECON 339 Urban/Regional Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Location theory of economic activities; economics of urban sites and regions; analysis of urban-regional problems and policies. Dual level 339/539. Syllabi

ECON 340 Economics of Sports (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
The purpose of this class is to familiarize students with basic economic concepts as they pertain to the economics of sports. Students will explore selected aspects of the sports business and be able to evaluate analytical arguments based on economic models as they pertain to sports issues. An emphasis will be placed on such topics as demand, cost, franchising, stadium attendance/finance, and labor markets. For graduate level, consent of instructor. Dual level 340/540. Syllabi

ECON 355 (starting Fall 2010Natural Res Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better, and completion of the mathematics requirement for economics majors)
An application of microeconomic principles to optimum use of land, water, energy, and other more specific resources. Alternative public policies are evaluated for the solution of resource allocation problems. Syllabi

ECON 360 Environ Econ Policy (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
A study of environmental problems and their causes in a free market context. Economic policy alternatives are evaluated for solving pollution and other environmental problems. Syllabi

ECON 363 Growth & Development of US (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Development of the United States economy, from its English origins to present time.

ECON 368 Health Care Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
A study of the economic structure of the health care industry and health care problems in the United States. Emphasis on the delivery and pricing of health care as well as alternative public policies dealing with cost and distribution problems. Dual level 368/568. Syllabi

ECON 380 Internship (SS) - 1 credit (minimum); 6 credits (maximum) (prerequisite: application and consent of department chair)
A combination of individually guided study in economics and applied economic analysis in an internship experience.

ECON 390 Transportation Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 229 and 331 with a grade of "C" or better)
Analysis of organizational structures, operational characteristics, and managerial policies of railroads, motor carriers, domestic barge lines, airlines, and pipe lines. Emphasis on rates, services and public regulation.

ECON 399 Special Topics: Economics (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 229 and 331 with a grade of "C" or better)
The study of a current topic of Economic interest, not normally covered in our curriculum. Course details will be available in the department office.

 

 

 Economics 400  courses
ECON 403 Public Sector Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Economics of federal, state and local governments; analysis of the effects of expenditures, taxes and subsidies; intergovernmental fiscal relations; efficiency and decision making in the public sector.  Syllabi

ECON 410 International Capital Markets (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
This course analyzes the economic issues and impacts of capital movements among nations.  These issues include: open macroeconomic theory and policy, capital account imbalances, financial crises, exchange rate volatility, foreign direct investment, capital controls, monetary standards, emerging country impacts of capital mobility, monetary unions, and international regulatory regimes. Syllabi

ECON 420 International Trade and Finance (SS) - 3 credits
(prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Analysis of international trade, including the theory of free trade, the impact of trade barriers, and international trade organizations. Analysis of the international finance system, including the balance of payments, exchange markets, and exchange rate determination. Syllabi

ECON 426 Economics of Latin America (SS) - 3 credits
(prerequisite: Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 204 or 209 with a grade of C or better)
This course analyzes the economic issues surrounding the economic policies and economic development of Latin American countries.  We will examine the persistent barriers to economic development in Latin America, as well as the occasional success stories.  Economic principles will be used to understand the root balance of payments difficulties, exchange rate and debt crises, hyperinflation, dollarization, and geographical and income inequalities throughout the region.  Also, the course will evaluate Latin American development policies ranging from the import-substituting industrialization policies of the 1950's to 1970's to the market-oriented reforms of the 1980's to the present.  Aid policies and international monetary institution advice and plans will be examined. Syllabi

ECON 436 - Comparative Economics Systems (SS) - 3 credits
(prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208 with an average grade of C or better)
An evaluation of existing and experimental economic systems in Europe, United States of America, transition economics, China and the Third World for their potential to meet anticipated future economic problems. Syllabi

ECON 437 Macroeconomic Forecasting and Policy Development - 1.5 credits
(prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208; and Economics 210 or Math 301 with a grade of C or better in each class)
Students will learn how to forecast macroeconomic conditions. In doing so, students will examine how consumer and business practices affect, and are in turn affected by, the current conditions and outlook for the U.S. economy. Basic statistical skills necessary to forecast macroeconomic conditions will be taught. Students will analyze how the government's monetary policy practices and government decision-making is based on such macroeconomic forecasts. As a team, the students will present a recommended macroeconomic policy to a board of economists at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. Syllabi

ECON 460 (prior to Fall 2010, ECON 355)  Natural Res Econ (SS) - 3 credits
(prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better, and completion of the mathematics requirement for economics majors)
An application of microeconomic principles to optimum use of land, water, energy, and other more specific resources. Alternative public policies are evaluated for the solution of resource allocation problems.

ECON 466 Industrial Organization - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with an average grade of C or better)
Regulatory and promotional policies and programs of the Federal Government affecting the operations of the market system.  Syllabi

ECON 471 Intro Math Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, and Economics 329 and 331, with a grade of B or better in each class, and completion of the mathematics requirement for economics majors and permission of the instructor)
The application of mathematical tools to economics with emphasis on the description and use of the tools; mathematical models of decision making and optimization. Dual level 471/671. Syllabi

ECON 472 Time Series Analysis & Forecasting - 3 credits (prerequisite: ECON 210 or MATH 301, with a grade of C or better)
This class introduces a variety of methods to analyze time-series data and generate statistical forecasts. Analytical techniques such as seasonal and weighted averaging, exponential smoothing and auto-regressive moving averages will be studied. Students will work with computer software applications of real world economic and business problems to aid in development of decision-making skills.  Syllabi

ECON 473 Economitric Methods (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209; Economics 206 or 208; and Economics 210 or Math 301, with a grade of C or better in each class)
An introduction to the statistical regression techniques widely used by researchers in Economics and Business Finance. Single and multiple regression of time-series and cross sectional data. Dual level 473/673. Syllabi

ECON 474 Honors: Thesis (SS) - 1 credit (minimum; 3 credits (maximum) repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits (prerequisite: University Honors status and junior standing. Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 207 or 209 with a grade of "C" or better)
Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g. a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be 'Honors Thesis.' Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty.

ECON 499 Senior Seminar in Econ (SS) - 3 credits (prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208 with a grade of C or better, Economics 329 and Economics 331 and a declared major in Economics)
A seminar in applied economics which focuses on selected current economic problems.