Business Administration Courses

This Business Administration program provides the student with a balanced background in business plus the opportunity for career specialization. Learn more

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BUS& 101
Introduction to Business (5)

Survey of the role of business in a modern market economy, its growth, influence, and relationship to social responsibility. This course will include, but will not be limited to, a study of business objectives, internal and external functions, and organizational management challenges.

BUS 102
Business Mathematics (5)

Develop analytical skills using estimating, ratio-proportion, percents, graphing, trade/cash discounts, merchandising, simple/compound interest and credit. The course contains elements of communication, critical thinking and problem solving.

BUS 103
Multiculturalism In The Workplace (3)

Explore multicultural understanding in the workplace from a business leadership perspective. Develop a personal and historical understanding of power and privilege to understand how multiculturalism can make businesses successful. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUS 104
Human Relations In Business (5)

Study of human relations in organizations, the identification and development of factors which tend to create a harmonious environment in work situations, discussion and case studies in problem solving and organizational behavior.

BUS 105
Essentials of Human Relations (2)

This interactive class will cover strategies on effective communication in organizations. It will also discuss human behavior, motivation and leadership styles and provide tools on how to be a better employee, who understands the value of a diverse workforce.

BUS 106
Customer Service (3)

Develop skills in customer service. Topics include developing communication skills; instructing clients to use services/products; and how to develop customer loyalty. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUS 120
Principles of Marketing (5)

Provides a foundation for marketing in profit and not-for-profit organizations. Assess how an effective marketing strategy combines product, price, promotion and distribution to influence demand. Upon completion, students will be able to apply marketing principles to organizational decision-making.

BUS 130
Introduction to Fashion (5)

Students will experience the fast changing world of fashion by looking at topics such as trend analysis, design, fashion production, textiles, marketing of fashion and consumer behavior. The course explores fashion from design idea to the retail store.

BUS 135
Retail Marketing (5)

Students develop integrated marketing skills to plan and operate a retail business. Students explore buyer behavior, retail strategies, site analysis, inventory planning, retail buying, merchandising, staffing, & sales promotion strategies.

BUS 141
Purchasing & Supply Management Fundamentals (5)

Introduction to the basic principles of purchasing and supply chain management with emphasis on understanding the purchasing and supply processes, organizational concepts, policy, relationships, and tools and techniques including cost/price analysis, and value analysis.

BUS 142
Sourcing and Supplier Relations Fundamentals (5)

Sourcing concepts, methods and techniques used to manage an organization's supply base are discussed. Emphasis is on strategic sourcing, including supplier selection, development and evaluation, supplier quality, and global sourcing.

BUS 143
Materials Management (4)

A critical examination of materials management principles, concepts and activities, including purchasing, inventory control, traffic, store-keeping, receiving, inspection, production control and the disposal of surplus.

BUS 144
Logistics and Transportation Fundamentals (3)

The course examines logistics principles, concepts and activities, including balancing logistic factors to achieve optimal performance. Topics include pricing analysis, regulatory restrictions, scheduling, protecting, warehousing, information systems, customer service, and shipping.

BUS 160
Systems Thinking (5)

To thrive in today's increasingly interconnected world, the ability to frame, manage, and solve complex problems is essential. Learn to make meaningful connections within and between various systems. Use analytic and critical thinking skills to problem-solve complex business challenges and social problems.

BUS 165
SQL for Data Analytics (5)

Learn to frame business challenges as data questions you can answer. Apply the fundamentals of database structure and SQL (Structured Query Language) to query databases, extract data, and organize it in a meaningful way. Gain hands-on experience with database servers and client tools while applying skills to real-world business scenarios. Prerequisite: BUSTC 265 Advanced Excel for Data Analytics; MATH& 146 Introduction to Statistics; CS 121 Introduction to Programming, each with a grade of 1.0 or better. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUS 180
Project Management I (5)

Use project management concepts, tools, techniques and software (Microsoft Project) to plan, track and assess typical projects. Examines the theory and practice of project management from a managerial perspective. Students define projects, determine resource requirements, write requests for proposals, outline contract requirements, define and sequence tasks, and create project schedules.

BUS 181
Project Management II (5)

Not all projects fit into the traditional project framework. Agile projects are characterized by the use of short work iterations and incremental development of products, made possible by focusing on business priorities and customer value. The course provides an introduction to the Agile framework and common Agile methodologies. Prerequisite: BUS 180 with a grade of 1.0 or better.

BUS 182
Project Management III (5)

Students gain experience on actual projects in a simulated professional environment. Learn to assess business need, develop business case, define project, estimate costs, schedule activities, assign resources, track progress, and present results for successful implementation. Prerequisite: BUS 180 and BUS 181, each with a grade of 1.0 or better.

BUS 183
Project Management 1 (3)

Project management techniques used in a broad range of business environments. Develop skills necessary in project initiation, planning and execution. This is the first of a two part series. BUS 184 is the second course in the series. These two courses together equal BUS 180. Prerequisite: BUSTC 105 or equivalent skills.

BUS 184
Project Management 2 (2)

Project management techniques used in a broad range of business environments. Develop skills necessary in project initiation, planning and execution. This course plus BUS 183 equals BUS 180. This is the second course in a two course sequence. The first course is BUS 183. Prerequisite: BUS 183 or instructor permission. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUS& 201
Business Law (5)

This course examines the nature and origin of law, law as a legal system of social thought & behavior, legal institutions and processes, legal reasoning, law as a process of protecting and facilitating voluntary arrangements in a business society.

BUS 203
Contract Management (4)

The contract planning process, development, management and legal issues related to business agreements are examined. Emphasis is placed on contract development, pricing arrangements, & the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC); includes creating solicitation documents, contract clauses, evaluation and award criteria.

BUS 205
Applied Business Law (5)

Develop legal skills particularly relevant to entrepreneurs, including methods of incorporation, contracts, intellectual property, liabilities, cyberlaw, employment law, ethics, bankruptcy, and social responsibility. Prerequisite: ENGL& 101 or BTWRT 215.

BUS 215
Introduction to International Business (5)

This course focuses on expanding businesses into overseas markets. Topics include globalization, global production, outsourcing and logistics, legal, cultural and ethical aspects of international business, international trade and investment, and global human resources management.

BUS 216
International Marketing and Import/Export Mgmt (5)

Application of marketing principles on a transnational basis with particular emphasis on the cultural, legal, economic and political aspects of importing and exporting products, including supply chain management, role of the Internet and necessary documentation. Prerequisite: BUS 120 or permission.

BUS 217
Sustainability-Focused Leadership (5)

Students explore individual and collective sustainability concepts, using stakeholder theory to evaluate the relationship between business activities, environmental impacts, and social justice. The tools explored in this class may be used to evaluate progress on sustainability in any enterprise, at any scale.

BUS 218
Measuring and Reporting Sustainability Progress (5)

Students explore frameworks and tools for measuring and reporting progress toward global sustainability. Emphasizes connections between environmental conditions, social justice, and business activities. Focus on transparency, ethics, and evolving best practices for both voluntary and regulatory reporting.

BUS 219
Sustainable Marketing (5)

An analysis of an organization's opportunities to develop sustainable business practices related to effective marketing strategies. Sustainable marketing requires a new holistic paradigm with equal emphasis on environmental, social equity, and financial concerns.

BUS 220
Advertising and Sales Promotion (5)

Students explore the dynamic field of advertising, including how advertising is planned and created, how media is selected, negotiating costs of media, regulating advertising, and pursuing advertising careers. An advertising campaign project is a focal point for this class.

BUS 225
Relationship Marketing (5)

Learn how to cultivate more meaningful relationships with customers to ensure long-term satisfaction and brand loyalty. Explore how big data and social media impact the world of marketing. Students will develop strategies that reflect the importance of keeping and nurturing current customers, and how data collection informs that process.

BUS 230
History of Fashion (5)

Students will learn how fashion and textiles have changed from ancient times to present and how fashion is affected by social, psychological, economic, religious and cultural influences.

BUS 235
Retail Buying and Management (5)

This course focuses on the role of the retail buyer and manager, such as techniques for inventory planning, selecting merchandise, and merchandising strategies and merchandise control. Vendor relationships and human resources management are also emphasized.

BUS 240
Introduction to E-Business (5)

Examine Internet and electronic technologies as global forces that influence strategic business planning in relationships with customers, suppliers, employees and communities. Analyze case studies and develop e-business plans considering organizational, managerial, marketing and financial perspectives.

BUS 245
eProcurement (5)

Business-to-business procurement strategies, options, methods, and solutions used to automate procurement, supplier management, and other supply chain activities are examined.

BUS 247
Social Media Marketing (5)

Explore how social media impacts business practices and marketing strategy. Learn best practices for using popular social media platforms to build customer relationships and generate sales. Develop strategies for establishing an effective social media presence for your organization.

BUS 248
Digital Marketing (5)

Develop an understanding of the dynamic internet marketplace, how search engines work, the components of an effective website, social media tactics, and the mechanics of paid search ranking. Gain experience in online display advertising, marketing campaign development, email marketing and using key performance indicators to analyze success.

BUS 249
Market Research (5)

Market research enables an organization to better understand target markets and customers. Learn how market research is used to solve problems, discover opportunities, optimize marketing, and increase revenue. Gain experience identifying problems, planning, conducting research, analyzing, reporting, and presenting findings.

BUS 250
Human Resource Management (5)

This participative course looks at supervision in organizations. Students will learn how to manage others using motivation techniques, employee training and performance evaluation programs. The class will also look at real world management problems and how to solve them.

BUS 255
Principles of Management (5)

This course focuses on the organization of management, managerial functions and operations, division of responsibility, vertical and horizontal theory, managerial leadership and personnel functions, business control and procedures and basic management problems. Recommended: BUS 104 or BUS 250.

BUS 260
Sports & Event Marketing (5)

Learn how to market sports and events. Experience a unique combination of study and experience in planning, marketing and managing a sporting event.

BUS 266
Business Intelligence (5)

Business Intelligence brings together information management and analysis. It includes data capture, data warehouse management, and data analysis to provide insights into an organization. Learn methodologies for creating multidimensional databases and tools. Apply your knowledge of databases, connectivity, and software to analyze data. Prerequisite: CS 121 and BUS 165, each with a grade of 1.0 or better.

BUS 267
Data Analytics for Business (5)

Introduces data management, data analysis, and data representation. Emphasis is on quantitative and technology-based analysis of real-world problems to improve decision-making in various disciplines, along with report writing and presentation skills.

BUS 268
Data Visualization (5)

Learn strategies and techniques for creating effective and memorable data stories using visualizations. Gain practical, hands-on experience converting raw quantitative data into visuals that tell a compelling story. Leverage databases and software tools to extract information , better understand data, and make more effective decisions. Prerequisite: CS 121, BUSTC 265, MATH& 146, BUS 165, and BUS 267, each with a 1.0 or better.

BUS 270
Entrepreneurship- Starting A New Business (5)

Develop the skills to create a comprehensive, professional business plan for a new or existing venture. Conduct a feasibility analysis, determine form of ownership, design finance and marketing plans and examine key aspects of small business management.

BUS 274
Business Leadership Development (2)

This course will require students to participate in leadership activities which will enhance their public speaking skills and problem solving skills in business settings. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUS 276
The Big Challenge (3)

Students join a management team for a simulated business. Teams decid e how to use resources to achieve goals and must adapt to a changing environment. Students further develop business skills such as leadership, communication, data analysis, decision making and prioritizing. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUS 278
Effective Business Career Development (2)

This class will give students a competitive edge in the job market, providing strategies for pursuing business career options and developing effective self-marketing skills for the job search process. The course is intended to serve students completing a two-year business related degree. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 credits in Business classes.

BUS 290
Business Internship (1-15)

Develop business skills working in a local business. Internships are supervised by professionals who coordinate training experiences. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 college-level credits in business related classes.

BUS 291
Special Topics In Business (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Business.

BUS 292
Special Topics In Business (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Business.

BUS 293
Special Topics In Business (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Business.

BUS 294
Special Topics In Business (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Business.

BUS 295
Special Topics In Business (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Business.

BUS 297
Individual Project In Business (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Business. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUS 298
Individual Project In Business (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Business. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.

BUS 299
Individual Project In Business (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Business. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Mandatory decimal grading.