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BUS101 Introduction to Business (3)

This course provides an introduction to business, including business organization and management, the financing of business operation, the marketing of the product or service, the accounting of business transactions, and career information.

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BUS102 Personal Finance (3)

This course is for non-business as well as business majors.  The course is primarily concerned with the management of money from the viewpoint of the individual.  Topics covered include the consumer’s credit buying, borrowing, saving, and investments; purchase of insurance, real-estate, and other major items; the problem of taxation and wills; and controlling expenditures through the use of a budget.

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BUS103 Accounting I (3)

This course will focus on the recording, classification, and analysis of economic transactions of the sole proprietorship form of business ownership.  The student will analyze transactions, use journals and ledgers, prepare financial statements, and summarize results at the close of the fiscal period.

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BUS105 Accounting II (3)

Prerequisite: BUS103 with Grade of C or better

This course is a continuation of Accounting I.  The focus of the course will be on recording, classification, and analysis of economic transactions of the corporation.  Students will analyze transactions, use journals and ledgers, prepare financial statements, and summarize results at the close of the fiscal period. Students will be introduced to decision-making and financial analysis.

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BUS108 Business Visitations (1)

This course provides the opportunity to tour businesses.  Owners or managers will host students and explain their business operations.

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BUS109 Applied Office Practice I (1)

This course provides paid on-the-job training in an office setting.

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BUS110 Records Management (3)

This course provides instruction on how to manage records in an office setting. The course will cover methods of filing, including alphabetic, numeric, geographic, subject, and chronological, as well as cross-referencing and procedures for using requisitions, retrievals, charge-outs, and follow-ups. The course will also examine special equipment and supplies, micro-graphics, cycle creation, retention, transfer, and records safety, security, and disposal. 

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BUS111 Applied Office Practice II (1)

Prerequisite: BUS109

This course provides paid on-the-job training in an office setting.

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BUS 112 The Business of Personal Training (3)

This course will provide a study of the entrepreneurial process specifically focused on the business of personal training. The course will cover topics such as opportunity recognition, entry strategies, market opportunities and marketing, business plan, financial projections, venture capital, financing, external assistance for startups and small businesses, legal and tax issues, intellectual property, franchising, and entrepreneurship economics.

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BUS113 Business English and Vocabulary (3)

This course will cover the essentials of business writing and will focus on terminology, word choice, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and effective sentence structure. 

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BUS115 Business Math Using Calculators (3)

This course covers basic business math operations and focuses on the development of speed and accuracy on the calculator. The course will emphasize business and consumer applications using both mechanical and computerized 10-key calculators.

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BUS116 Intro to Accounting (3)

This course provides an introduction to the fundamental principles of accounting as applied to business enterprises.  The entire accounting cycle is covered.

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BUS117 Computerized Accounting (3)

Prerequisite: BUS116 or permission

This course provides an introduction to computerized accounting. The course will offer practical experience in establishing and maintaining accounting systems and records for single proprietorships and corporations.

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BUS120 Professional Development I (1)

Prerequisite: Permission

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of professional activities and behavior in business. The course will focus on attitude, work ethic, leadership, and communication.

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BUS120A Professional Development II (1)

Prerequisite: Permission

This course provides an introduction to the concepts of professional activities and behavior in business. The course will focus on attitude, work ethic, leadership, and communication.

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BUS 125 Human Resources (3)

This course will examine the development and role of human resources management in an organization. The course will focus on legal and ethical contexts, administration of wages and benefits, job design and analysis, performance management systems, and recruitment, hiring, and training.

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BUS126 Keyboarding (1)

This course covers basic touch keyboarding skills for computer use.

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BUS130 Microcomputer Applications I: Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Database, Presentation  (3)

This course is designed to provide practical knowledge and skill in using basic computer applications.  The course will focus on problem solving with the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software.

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BUS132 Microcomputer Applications I: Outlook (1)

This course is designed to develop business information management skills using Microsoft Outlook, including sending, receiving, and managing e-mail messages as well as appointments, contacts, and tasks.  The course will also cover sharing calendars with other users and integrating data stored within Outlook to and from other applications within the Microsoft Office suite.

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BUS133 Microcomputer Applications I: Spreadsheet (3)

This course focuses on Microsoft Excel spreadsheet concepts and applications and using the spreadsheet as a tool in processing information.

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BUS136 Microcomputer Applications I: Desktop Publishing (3)

This course will focus on producing publication-quality documents.  This course will use up-to-date design software combining text and graphic elements to create, edit, format, lay out, and design documents, including brochures, programs, flyers, advertisements, résumés, agendas, invitations, menus, letterheads, forms, booklets, and newsletters.

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BUS139 Microcomputer Applications I: Word Processing (3)

This course is designed to provide students instruction on word processing concepts, systems, equipment, and career opportunities.

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BUS151 Microcomputer Applications I: Electronic Business Presentation (3)

This course focuses on using Microsoft PowerPoint to create visually effective business presentations.  The course will include organizational charts, business graphs, and other visual materials incorporated in a presentation.  In addition, the course will cover how to enhance presentations by using special features, such as animation, slides, templates, note pages, transition effects, and others.

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BUS181 Microcomputer Applications I: Word Processing (1)

This course is designed to provide instruction in using word processing software.

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BUS182 Microcomputer Applications I: Database Management (1)

This is an introductory course that will cover the basic functions to set up a database, enter and add data, edit entries, delete entries, find data, index and sort data, save a database, and print files.  The focus is on the combination of practical database design principles with hands-on experience in the computer laboratory.

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BUS183 Microcomputer Applications I: Spreadsheet (1)

This course focuses on Microsoft Excel spreadsheet concepts and applications and using the spreadsheet as a tool in processing information. (Note: Students who have already completed BUS 133 cannot take this course.)

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BUS185 Microcomputer Applications I: Desktop Publishing (1)

This course presents basic concepts of software used to combine graphics and text into eye-catching and useful layouts. The course will incorporate narrative and pictorial/graphic creation and presentation, including set up, text entry, graphic generation, text and graphic layout, and other design-based functions. (Note: Students who have already completed BUS 136 cannot take this course.)

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BUS186 Microcomputer Applications I: Integrated Software (1)

This introductory course covers the basic functions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. The course will focus on creating documents by integrating applications.

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BUS188 Microcomputer Applications I: Windows (1)

This course is designed to introduce the Microsoft Windows operating system.

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BUS189 Microcomputer Applications I: Electronic Business Presentation (1)

This course focuses on using Microsoft PowerPoint to create  visually effective business presentations.  The course will include organizational charts, business graphs, and other visual materials incorporated in a presentation.  In addition, the course will cover how to enhance presentations by using special features, such as animation, slides, templates, note pages, transition effects, and others.  (Note: Students who have already completed BUS 151 cannot take this course.)

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BUS191 Microcomputer Applications II: Word Processing (1)

Prerequisite: BUS130 or BUS181

This course is designed to provide advanced instruction in using word processing software. (Note: Students who have already completed BUS 139 cannot take this course.)

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BUS200 Financial Accounting (4)

Prerequisite: BUS116 or permission

This course covers the basic accounting model, the measurement processes involved, and the data classifications that are essential to the interpretation and effective use of financial statements by shareholders, creditors, auditors, and managers.  The course will focus on the communication of financial information.

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BUS201 Principles of Management (3)

This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of the field and techniques of management.  The course will cover management and managers, scientific management, human relations in management, bureaucracy in management, contingency findings, the management of foreign operation, product management, and ethics and social concerns of managers.

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BUS203 Macroeconomics (3)

Prerequisite: MAT100

This course provides a study of basic macroeconomic concepts, principles, and terminology. Attention is given to supply and demand, national income, unemployment, money and banking, international trade, and finance.

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BUS204 Microeconomics (3)

Prerequisite: MAT100

This course provides a study of basic microeconomic theory applied to the analysis of prices, markets, production, profits, rents, interest, and wages.

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BUS205 Business Law I (3)

This course provides a basic study of law related to business.  Emphasis will be on contracts, law of sales, negotiable instruments, consumer protection, and the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC).

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BUS210 Marketing (3)

This course provides a study of the importance of marketing techniques to the success of modern organizations. The course will focus on the four basic elements of marketing: product, price, promotion, and place. Topics include the marketing concept, marketing research, consumer behavior, the product life cycle, channels of distribution, physical distribution, advertising, personal selling, pricing objectives and strategies, and social responsibilities of marketers.

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BUS213 Business Communications (3)

Prerequisite: ENG101

This course covers both traditional and innovative communication skills.  The primary focus will be on writing employment documents and business letters for specific situations.

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BUS216 Managerial Accounting (3)

Prerequisite: C or higher in BUS105 or BUS200

This course covers the concepts of materials, labor, and overhead control. The course also examines budget administration, cost accounting systems including standard costing, full costing and direct costing, break-even analysis, accounting statement analysis, and use of return on investment as a basis for management decisions.

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BUS230 Entrepreneurship (3)

This course will provide a study of the basic entrepreneurial process. The course will cover opportunity recognition, entry strategies, market opportunities and marketing, creation of a successful business plan, financial projections, venture capital, debt and other forms of financing, external assistance for startups and small businesses, legal and tax issues, intellectual property, franchising, and entrepreneurship economics.

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BUS246A Microcomputer Applications I: Dreamweaver (3)

This course is designed to provide an introduction to Web site creation and design through the use of Adobe Dreamweaver software.  Also covered will be how to use the Spry framework to create enhanced Web site activities.  The course will include adding media objects to Web pages as well.

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