This course helps individuals understand personal financial planning. Specifically, the content of this course is geared to teach students how to prepare personal budgets and how to evaluate insurance requirements. The fundamentals of investment decisions will also be covered. Any student who has taken or is taking BUS 312 cannot take BUS 107 for credit.
This is an essential course for Business and Accounting majors and utilizes mathematical operations to solve practical business problems. The topics include whole numbers, fractions, decimals, solving equations, percentages with applications, simple interest, compound interest, persent value, annuities and sinking funds, sales, excise and property taxes, business statistics and reading and analyzing financial statements. The primary objective of this class is to ensure that business majors have the essential math skills to be successful in the Business and Accounting majors. This compliments the college core math classes. The math core is conceptual whereas this new class is totally focused on applications to business and word problems. 1 c.u.
Introduction to the world of a manager, the knowledge needed, the process of managing, the actual practice of managing, and the adjustments to change that are important in the modern world.
This course is an introductory statistics course applying a hands-on approach to business problems using Microsoft Excel. Topics include the organization and presentation of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, basic concepts of probability theory, sampling theory, statistical estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis.
Introduction to the field of supply chain management, physical distribution, production and inventory control, purchasing, transportation, warehousing and materials handling, order processing, communications, and problems and issues related to the field.
Introduction to the dynamic field of international business. Students will learn the basics of international business transactions, with particular regard to the differences between international and domestic transactions. Students will also be introduced to the range of career opportunities available in international business and in related fields such as international law and civil service. Topics to be covered will include: international business contracts; international business negotiations; international marketing; international public affairs and lobbying; international arbitration and litigation; international transport; multicultural management; and international electronic commerce.
Applying the principles of management to small business and entrepreneurship in retailing, wholesaling, manufacturing, and service industries. The importance of small business, its status, problems, and requirements for success.
Introduction to the principles of financial management. Topics include: analysis of financial statements, roles of financial managers, financial functions, preparation of cash budgets, pro forma financial statements, introduction to working capital management, capital budgeting, valuation theory.
Analysis of the principles and practices of personnel (human resources) management, including personnel policy, selection, training and development, wages and salary administration, labor and employee relations, benefits administration and performance appraisal, how human resources departments function and their contribution to the organization.
Introduction to marketing of products and services. Topics covered include: external analysis, target market idehtification, market research, consumer behavior, product development, demand estimation and forecasting, pricing, distribution channels, advertising, sales promotion and public relations.
Fundamental principles of business law and practice and the Constitutional setting in which they are implemented. Structure of the law and the state and federal court systems, contract law, agency law, and the law of sales.
The study of individual and group behavior in organizations. Key topics include job satisfaction; motivation; group dynamics, leadership; conflict and change; communication; job design; power and influence; organization concepts and design; organizational development.
For Sociology majors, at least one prior Sociology course.
Major classifications and related costs of employee benefits; principal laws governing employee benefits; typical features of benefit plans including group health, disability, survivor and retirement protection, capital accumulation, time off with pay. Basic planning techniques. Approaches for communicating with employees.
Introduction to the role of advertising and sales promotion strategies and practices. Topics include: strategy development, creative design, copy development, media selection, the role of advertising agencies and campaign execution and evaluation.
A course intended for junior-level students. Will examine: foreign currency, accounting principles, foreign exchange, (SPOT, Forward Rates) the International monetary system, foreign exchange risk management, work in capital management in international operations, sources of funds for working capital and longterm investments in international markets. Corequisite: BUS 312.
A study of a major business issue, person or activity occurring in the contemporary business world. Possible topics: government deregulation; environment; social responsibilities; mergers; conglomerates; world trade; etc. May be repeated for credit as topics change.
Please contact your instructor for specific topic.
Covers the fundamentals of professional selling and management of the selling function. Topics covered include: selling theories, recruiting, demand forecasting, account management, motivation, territory design and management, compensation and profitability.
Managing projects introduces new challenges to professionals and managers. This course examines the environmental factors which affect project management, and provides an exposure to the key tools and techniques which have been developed for this unique type of management.
(Also CMP 342) Analysis of business information systems using the case study method. Information requirements, planning, design, implementation, facilities, equipment, replacement of equipment, and control. Analysis of cost/benefit relationships to the total management effort.
The development, scope and objectives of production control, as well as the dynamics of managing inventory in the changing industrial and commercial environment. Scheduling, control, critical path, machine loading and materials requirements planning, forecasting sales and inventory requirements, computer applications to inventory control problems, building inventory models, simulation, and the relationships of inventory control to marketing management and production control.
The movement of goods from production to delivery to distribution channel intermediaries. Distribution channels, traffic management, warehousing, inventories, organization, control, and communication. Heavy emphasis is given to distribution system design and analysis.The movement of goods from production to delivery to distribution channel intermediaries. Distribution channels, traffic management, warehousing, inventories, organization, control, and communication. Heavy emphasis is given to distribution system design and analysis.
The nature and importance of the procurement function in modern business organizations. Principles, tools, methods, and techniques employed for the acquisition of materials, suppliesand equipment.
The management of the physical storage, retrieval and inbound/outbound shipment of materials. Cube utilization, materials handling hardware, automatic storage/retrieval systems organization, transportation mode selection and rate analysis. The impact of transportation deregulation will also be discussed.
An introduction to quality control, its basic concepts, organization/management of quality, quality costs, problem solving techniques, fundamentals of statistics, acceptance sampling, control charts, reliability, quality audits, and quality improvement.
Techniques and strategies for managing manufacturing and service sectors. Provides perspectives for the production areas which include product planning, product/process design, facility layout, capacity planning, aggregate planning, materials, inventory control, scheduling and quality control.