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BUS111-C Business Math 2 This course emphasizes basic business terminology and business math applications. Topics such as discounts, payroll, markup and markdowns, taxes, interest, credit, depreciation, inventory, investments, insurance, and financial statements are covered. BUS121-A Business Communications 3 Emphasis is placed on communication skills necessary for employment. Proper grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, and complete message are emphasized. Written business communications, including letters, memos; job application procedures, including resumes and letters will be covered. BUS123-A Future At Work Business Capstone 3 This course is designed to serve as a capstone class for students interested in a Business career. The course will apply knowledge learned in business curriculum including accounting, management, marketing, information technology, and office systems. Students will use critical thinking skills and teamwork in a business environment. This course provides students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in the business environment. BUS128-A Foundation to Entrepreneurship 3 Introduction to Entrepreneurship emphasizes these processes: understanding how to find, analyze and pursue opportunity, understanding oneself and personality characteristics of the entrepreneur examining the environment for entrepreneurship. A case and experiential approach is used throughout. BUS130-E Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 This course examines the qualities and skills essential to successful entrepreneurship. It includes opportunity identification, feasibility analysis, initiation strategies, site location, marketing and financing. Types of ownership, franchising, and development of a business plan are covered. You will examine and learn critical skills for successful business formation and growth. BUS135-A Managing the Entreprep Venture 3 This course will introduce the student to contemporary business, its nature and environment. Also, this course will provide exposure to managerial functions such as planning, decision making, staffing, organizing and directing. The student will develop a basic understanding of financial accounting concepts and systems. This course also provides a comprehensive introduction to the diversified services offered by the banking industry. BUS139-E Entrepreneurial Internship 3 During this internship, you will be offered practical experience on the job at a new/expanding business under the guidance of an entrepreneur who will serve as a mentor. Designed primarily for college transfer students to provide a work experience directly related to their career/college objectives, the internship focuses on the process of developing an awareness of all aspects of new business development. You will work a minimum of 100 hours, maintain a journal of your experience, and develop a Business Review with recommendations on how the venture could become even more effective. BUS147-A The Successful Entrepreneur 3 This course will provide an integrated, analyticaland managerial approach to the study of marketing. Legal issues, financial and economic forces arealso analyzed as relative to becoming a successfulentrepreneur. BUS150-A E-Commerce 3 This course will address the new technological environment that marketers are facing in the business world today. You will explore the basics of marketing exchange utilizing the information highway, multimedia techniques, database marketing, interactive telecommunications, and other e-business techniques. BUS154-A E-Business 3 E-Business will cover the unique aspects of creating a business strategy in the e-business environment and will focus on the Internet as a medium for promotion and distribution. E-Business will discuss how traditional marketing and business arenas can be transformed in this environment. BUS161-A Human Relations 3 Human Relations emphasizes the importance of the development of proper attitudes toward self, others, and organizational settings. This course stresses the development of a good self image and the relationship this has to energy levels, emotions, defensiveness, verbal and nonverbal communication. BUS163-A Interpersonal Skills At Work 2 Interpersonal Skills at Work examines the skills of interpersonal communication in both a dual or group situation. It includes an investigation into the process of communication, language, nonverbal communication, listening, self-concept, emotions or the nature of relationships and conflict. BUS165-A Introduction to Leadership 3 Overview of leadership theory and skills for development of a personal philosophy of leadership, self-assessments, leadership models; study of groups, culture, and communities; and apply what is learned in experiential learning settings; geared toward emerging student leaders and working professionals. BUS166-A Applied Leadership 3 This course is designed to aid students in developing their leadership style. Students will complete self-assessments, group work, reflection logs, and apply their learnings/finding to various leadership activities-inside and outside the classroom. This course is geared toward emerging student leaders and working professionals. Prerequisite: BUS165 Introduction to Leadership or instructor approval. Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2017–2018 Business 112


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