113 Course Descriptions BUS171-A Foundation of Leadership 2 This course is designed for managers, leaders and supervisors who are entrusted with executing their organization’s strategies and meeting its goals by: understanding and applying essential leadership principles and practices; effectively identifying, communicating and executing business strategies; recruiting, developing and retaining a robust, committed workforce that is engaged and exudes passion; successfully orchestrating change; coaching for improvement and enhancing organizational growth through its people; setting performance expectations and fostering a culture of accountability; making the right decisions in a timely manner; delegating for above-average results and resolving conflict equitably. BUS179-A Information Systems 3 This course is designed to make the students knowledgeable of the fundamentals underlying the design, implementation, control, evaluation, and strategic use of modern, computerbased information systems for business data processing, office automation, information reporting, decision-making, and electronic commerce. While some of the effort will be devoted to hands-on work with business software, the major emphasis will be on the managerial and strategic aspects of information technology. BUS180-A Business Ethics 3 Study of ethical principals and the application of ethical principals to situations relevant to decision-making in the professional and business world. BUS185-A Business Law I 3 This course covers the legal environment of business. The study of contract requirements, personal property and bailments are examined, as time permits. BUS186-A Business Law II 3 This course is a continuation of Business Law I in the area of sales, principal agent relationships, commercial paper, creditor rights, and secured transactions, real property, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: BUS185-A BUS197-A Leadership Development 3 This course explores leadership styles effective in today’s workplace. It helps participants gain insight into their natural leadership style and the implications of that style on work and group performance. The student is provided with practical, down-to-earth principles and concepts of leadership which are reinforced with related activities, exercises, discussions and cases to maximize leadership development. The student will gain a better perspective of him/herself and others while learning and applying the important elements of leadership. BUS210-A Business Statistics 3 Applications of statistics in a business context and use of computer software for statistics are covered in this course. Prerequisite: MAT156-A BUS212-A Business Statistics II 3 This is a 3-credit hour course designed to develop the understanding of applications of statistics in a business context and use of computer software for statistics. Prerequisite: BUS210-A BUS220-A Introduction to International Business 3 This course is an overview of international business. The course is designed to provide a global perspective on international trade including, but not limited to, foreign investments, impact of international financial markets, international marketing, and the operation of multinational corporations. BUS238-A Business Problem Solving 3 A capstone course for those students in business and computer science programs. The course will apply knowledge learned in business curriculum including accounting, management, marketing, information technology, e-commerce and office systems through the development of business strategy and implementation. BUS250-A Principles of Real Estate 3 This course addresses the subjects of purchasing, managing, and disposing of real estate with the emphasis on fundamentals of real estate law, financing, real property interest, appraising, and government regulation. BUS265-A Risk Management 3 This course is designed to give you an understanding of the risks in your life. This course will emphasize the four methods of dealing with risk: avoidance, reduction, retention, and transfer. Specifically, the course will cover insurance as a vehicle to transfer risk across the following areas: life, health, property, liability, auto, and business ownership. BUS268-A Life Insurance & Financial Planning 3 The focus of this course is on life insurance choices and comparisons, the legal framework of life insurance, premium options, and reserves. Particular emphasis is given to the concept of utilizing life insurance as a significant cornerstone of the financial planning process. BUS932-A Internship 3 Internship I is an optional course designed for summer term completion. This course provides an opportunity for students to gain practical and professional work experience through on-site training in an approved management setting. The actual training on the job site will be under the supervision of a designated person in the sponsoring organization/business. Internship hours are scheduled on an arranged basis. The total internship requirement is 200 hours of on-the-job supervised experience. Students may or may not be paid wages during the internship.
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