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Business - Fall 2014

BUSN 101 – Business Fundamentals 
4 semester hours

This course will acquaint students with business fundamentals across all areas of business. Students will be tested on their ability to learn and apply these theories to historical and current situations using articles from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ).  The course will have a strong emphasis on strategy, communication, problem solving, and teamwork. Professional levels of written and oral communication will be required. Every year.

BUSN 210Q – Business and Economic Statistics.
4 semester hours
Jackson, Sarah

Prerequisite: Math Placement 23-22
The objective of this course is to develop the necessary statistical and probabilistic tools to intelligently use and interpret data gathered in a business environment. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, sampling, estimation of parameters, tests of hypotheses, simple linear regression and correlation.
Must be taken concurrently with BUSN 211. Every year.  

 

BUSN 200S – Entrepreneurship
4 semester hours
Kaplan, Tom

This introductory, available for all majors, will provide a theoretical and practical framework of the entrepreneurship discipline and a basis for further study and practical experience. This course will primarily address entrepreneurship in a wide variety of areas including for-profit and not-for-profit ventures, education, government, etc. Students will be expected to explore current and potential applications of entrepreneurship in their chosen field of study. Every year.

 

BUSN-211.1 & 2- Business Research Methods.
2 semester hours.
Gradwohl, Wendy
Jeong, Seonhee

Prerequisite:  Math Placement 23 22, BUSN 110Q
This course explores the theory that supports and the practices for collecting and for analyzing both primary and secondary data. A data collection project to solve a business problem or capitalize on a business opportunity, and its analysis, are the core of this course. Must be taken concurrently with BUSN 210Q.  Every year.

 

BUSN 250C – International Business
4 semester hours
Jeong, Seonhee
 
Prerequisite: None.
Introduction to the broad area of international business. The social, economic and political environments of the multinational firm form the base on which the management structure, marketing processes and financing of the global corporation are studied. Every year.

 

BUSN 290 1 & 2 & 3 - Topics in Business.
Variable credit.
Staff
Seminar of selected topics. Open to all students. Offered as required. Some sections writing intensive.

 

BUSN 310 –  Operations Management
4 semester hours
Pierce, Eugene

Prerequisites: BUSN 210Q and Econ 190.
Quantitative, analytical approach to study of the production function. Included are the uses of schematic, graphic, mathematical and statistical analyses of issues in job design, plant location, layout, maintenance, inventory, production and quality control. Every year

 

BUSN 330 – Financial Management
4 semester hours
Wilson, Rachel

Prerequisites: BUSN 210Q, ACCT 225 and ECON 190.
Introduction to basic financial concepts, principles and analytic techniques of financial management. Emphasis is on financial planning and managing assets. Topics include financial objectives, organizational form, current asset management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, financial leverage, dividend policy and valuation. Every year.

 

BUSN 340 -  Marketing Strategy & Planning
4 semester hours
Bode, Tim

Prerequisites: BUSN 211, ACCT 225 and ECON 190.
This course stresses management applications of fundamental theories and concepts within the areas of market selection, product development, distribution management, pricing and promotional strategy.
Every year.

 

BUSN 365S -  Managing Effective Organizations.
4 semester hours
Gradwohl, Wendy

Prerequisites:  BUSN 211. Writing intensive
This course explores the theories and concepts behind understanding, managing, and leading others in organizations and links those theories and concepts to specific human resource management techniques. For instance, in order to make good hiring decisions, managers need to know what characteristics (e.g., personality) predict job performance, how person-job fit affects outcome variables (e.g., job performance and turnover), and how to avoid biases (e.g., stereotypes) in the selection process. This course is geared toward all potential managers regardless of the specific field.
Every year.

 

BUSN 381 W - Applied Business I
Variable credit.
Staff

Prerequisites : Instructor approval. See also BUSN 481. Writing intensive
Applied Business credit units are earned when a student participates in a faculty-guided, applied business project. Although projects differ based on the needs of the client, each program has an experiential as well as an academic component. The student is expected to budget a minimum of three hours per week for each credit unit earned. Some projects are group efforts; others require participation by individuals. Every year.

 

BUSN-390. Topics in Business.
Gradwohl, Wendy
Variable credit.

Seminar of selected topics. Restricted to advanced majors in management or those obtaining permission of instructor. Some sections writing intensive. Offered as required.

 

BUSN 460- Strategic Planning
 4 semester hours
Pierce, Eugene

Prerequisites: BUSN 330, 340, and 365. Writing intensive
Integration of all preceding business courses through the study of the function and responsibility of top-level management. The organization is viewed as a total system from the position of the policy-maker and administrator. The leadership of the chief executive, the environmental and institutional constraints of the organization, and the problems of implementing and integrating organizational objectives and public goals are examined. Every year.

 

BUSN 490 - Independent Study.
Variable credit.
Staff
Offered as required.

 

BUSN 491 - Internship.
Variable credit.
Staff
Offered as required.

 

BUSN 499 W- Honors Thesis/Project.
Variable credit.
Staff

Prerequisite: Declared major in Business, 3.500 GPA, 3.500 GPA in Business classes, Business 330, 340, and 365 and approval of the Department Chair.
Writing Intensive. Offered as required.

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