School of Business & Economics

Courses in Business Management

BUS-D 301 The International Business Environment (3 cr)

The national and international aspects of international business. Examines the cultural, political, economic, systemic, legal-regulatory, trade, and financial environments and how they affect the international business activities of firms in the United States and in selected other countries.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class

BUS-J 401 Administrative Policy (3 cr)

This is the capstone course for the business program. Students in the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program must take this course to graduate. The course consists of case studies covering the history and politics of major corporations. This course also requires students to take an exit examination covering the entire business program.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Prerequisites: BUS-F 301, BUS-P 301, Senior Standing
  • Sample Syllabus: Online

BUS-J 404 Business and Society (3 cr)

Major ethical theories are examined in order to provide a basis for analyzing ethical behavior in the business environment. Issues such as economic competition, discriminatory practices, manipulation of power, environmental conservation, technology, stakeholders’ relations and organizational and societal cultures are investigated.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class

BUS-L 203 Commercial Law I (3 cr)

Law of business organizations and their liabilities.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class

BUS-P 301 Operations Management (3 cr)

Introduction to the design and management of manufacturing and service operations. Students will learn to recognize the basic tradeoffs associated with operations management decisions, to identify and quantify operating characteristics of different manufacturing and service systems, and to apply a variety of tools and techniques used by operations managers. Topics include process management, quality performance, constraint management, lean systems, forecasting and inventory management, operations planning and scheduling, supply chain design, logistics, and supply chain sustainability.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Prerequisite: ECON-E 270
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class

BUS-P 330 Project Management (3 cr)

The course focuses on project management techniques. Topics that will be covered in the course include project scope, work breakdown structure, project risk and uncertainty, project scheduling, project budgets, and resource allocation. Simulations will also be used to enhance student learning of project management techniques.

  • Offered online in spring semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online;

BUS-W 100 Principles of Business Administration (3 cr)

Principles of business administration from the standpoint of the manager of a business firm operating in the contemporary economic, political, social, and international environment.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class

BUS-W 301 Principles of Management (3 cr)

Covers the historical development of management theory, the nature of organizations,and the role of the manager within formal organizations. Introduction to the management processes and to current theories of management and organizations including open systems, sociotechnical system, and contingency approaches to an understanding of the management processes and practices.

  • Offered online in falland spring semesters
  • Sample Syllabus: Online;

BUS-W 311 New Venture Creation (3 cr)

This course covers the steps necessary to start a new business. It emphasizes personalrather than corporate goals and strategy, and problems on creation, rather than management of an enterprise.Each student develops a business plan for a new company.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Prerequisite: BUS-A 201
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class;

BUS-W 408 Practicum in Small Business (3 cr)

In this internship course the theory, knowledge, and techniques learned in previous business courses are put into practice.

  • Offered every semester
  • Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

BUS-W 430 Organizations and Organizational Designs (3 cr)

This class introduces the principles of organization design - the blueprint by which different parts of the organization (e.g., production, marketing, financial, accounting, and computer information systems) fit together to create an effective organization. Organization design provides the means by which strategy and goals are implemented so it is as important to a firm's overall performance as financial performance, operational efficiencies or market share.

  • Offered online in fall semesters
  • Prerequisite: BUS-Z 301

BUS-W 480 Professional Practice in Management (1-6 cr)

Provides work experience in cooperating firm or agency. Comprehensive written report required.

  • Graded on S/F basis
  • Offered every semester
  • Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

BUS-X 410 Business Career Planning and Placement (1 cr)

Assists students in obtaining positions consistent with career goals. Career planning, organized employment campaign, job-application methods, interviewing, and initial conduct on the job.

  • Offered online in fall and spring semesters
  • Sample Syllabus: Online;

BUS-X 485 Overseas Study (3 cr)

This course combines lectures and discussion on current topics relating to the international environment of business and economy with an immersive learning experience in another country.

  • Passport required
  • Student is responsible for trip fees which are determined by instructor
  • Offered occasionally – ask an academic advisor
  • Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor

BUS-Z 301 Organizational Behavior & Leadership (3 cr)

Nature of human behavior in organizations as a function of the individual, the groups within which one interacts, and the organizational setting. Emphasis on applications of behavioral science concepts and findings to individual behavior and organizational performance.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class;

BUS-Z 440 Personnel: Human Resource Management (3 cr)

Nature of human resource development and utilization in American society and organizations, government programs and policies, labor force statistics, organization of personnel departments, personnel planning, forecasting, selection, training, and development. Integration of government and organizational human resource programs.

  • Offered online and in class in fall and spring semesters
  • Offered online in summer semester
  • Prerequisite: BUS-Z 301
  • Sample Syllabus: Online; In Class;

BUS-Z 441 Wage and Salary Administration (3 cr)

Survey of problems faced by modern managers of compensation systems. In-depth look at the role of company, government, union, and employee in the design and administration of total compensation systems. A description of the type of wage and salary systems currently in use, their advantages and disadvantages, and extent of current use.

  • Offered online in fall semester
  • Prerequisite: BUS-Z 440
  • Sample Syllabus: Online;

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