BUS 101      Introduction to Business (4)

A survey course that will provide an introduction to current business practices in a changing global economy.  Includes an overview and introduction to the functional areas in American business such as accounting, finance, marketing, management, human resources, and production.  Selected business topics will be covered to illustrate how the concepts, structures, and theories are related within business.  Enrollment is restricted to freshmen/sophomore students or by permission of instructor.

BUS 105      Business Law I (4)

A case‑approach analysis of business transactions in the legal environment.  Coverage includes:  court structure and processes, contracts, sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, and property transactions.  Related local, state, and federal statutes and forms are also considered.

BUS 302      Web Analytics for Managers (2)

Focuses on the methods and concepts that today’s business managers can use to effectively manage their electronic commerce site activity.  Through gaining a better understanding of web analytics, managers become better informed of their company’s online activities, enabling them to improve their marketing, sales and profit results.  Examines the various ways that web activity is measured and analyzed, including the metrics that provide the essential data for analysis and the technologies that are used to track and report web activity.

BUS 303      What’s the Big Idea (3)

Student will be introduced to how to develop an idea into an entrepreneurial vision. This will include conceptualizing and presenting an idea to potential team members and investors, focusing your idea, understanding competition and looking for missing opportunities in a market, learn how to form a team and financial planning to support your idea. This course and ITS 303 cannot both be taken for credit.

BUS 304      Idea to Startup (3)

Students will develop an action plan for their business. This will include developing a plan to get your product to market, develop a proof of concept or demo, develop a business plan, which can be used to pitch your idea to investors, and refine the team which will help you get your idea to market. The culmination of the final project is a presentation to investors. This course and ITS 304 cannot both be taken for credit.

BUS 306      Business Law II (3)

Designed to extend the student’s legal knowledge of business transactions by stressing issue recognition and case analysis. Topics covered include agency, property, suretyship, legal liability, bankruptcy, and business organization.  Prerequisite: BUS 105.

BUS 310      Principles of Insurance (4)

Introduction to basic principles of life, health, property, liability, and other forms of insurance from the viewpoint of the purchaser.  Emphasis will be on universal insurance concepts and not specific policy provisions.  Consideration is given to the importance of risk in personal and business transitions and various methods of handling risk with emphasis on insurance.

BUS 345      Real Estate Transaction (4)

The principal purpose is to develop an understanding of the legal framework and basic principles that apply to real estate transactions.  Residential and commercial real estate transactions will be examined in detail.  Specific legal issues are presented in a problem‑solving format and may include: introduction to real estate, recording statutes, title abstracting and title insurance, survey and legal descriptions, mortgages, leases, deeds of conveyance, settlements and closings and Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act.

BUS 420      Employee Benefits (4)

Concepts of group life, health, retirement, and emerging employer sponsored benefit plans. Emphasis is on plan design and management with special attention to cost funding, regulation and tax considerations.  The impact of government programs such as Social Security on individual insurance and employee benefit programs and potential impact of proposals such as national health insurance. Prerequisite: MGT 318.

BUS 451      Issues in Business and Society (4)

Analysis of forces external to the firm which influence its goals, structure and operation.  Includes legal and regulatory constraints, primarily as they reflect the philosophical backgrounds of free enterprise and managerial enterprise, and managerial enterprise viewpoints current in American business. Also, the social, political, and technological factors which influence managerial/non‑managerial behavior in the firm, and the firm’s impact on society.  Actual cases influencing the firm or industry objectives, and the philosophy of private enterprise will dominate the subject matter.

BUS 485      Management Policy (4)

Emphasis is placed upon analysis of the factors upon which ultimate business decisions are made; construction and review of business plans, and business strategies in domestic and foreign operations under varying political, economic and legal constraints.  Special attention is given to actual situation analysis.  Current functional and managerial techniques are applied to a variety of case problems. Prerequisites: Senior status and completion of all business core requirements.

BUS 491      Independent Study (Variable 1-4)

Extensive study and research on a particular topic of student interest under the supervision of a faculty member.  The student is required to submit a written proposal which includes a description of the project, its duration, educational goals, method of evaluation, and number of credits to be earned. Prerequisites:  Matriculated students only; permission of instructor and dean of subject area.

BUS 492      Business Internship (4)

Supervised, discipline based experience in business organization. Emphasis on application, process, and techniques used by business to sustain and promote growth. Specific skills and competencies needed to be a successful decision-maker are targeted. Oversight provided by the School internship coordinator and the sponsoring organization. Periodic meetings with the internship coordinator, mid-semester evaluation and a final, comprehensive written report are required. Pre-requisite: Permission of Instructor.   Only S/U grades are awarded for this course.