BUS100-001

Introduction to Business

Students examine the purpose, role and responsibility of business in American society and gain a broad overview of the functions, institutions, principles and practices of business and other organizations. This course provides a basic foundation for those students who will specialize in business and an opportunity for non-business majors to learn about the business world as a major social institution. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS102-001

Business Communication

This course is designed to expose the student to a variety of communication modes available to individuals employed in today's business environment. The following major areas are addressed: communication theory, electronic communications in business, oral presentations, ethical practices and written business documents. The importance of accurate communications and the development of language art skills are emphasized. Business communications and formats, including business reports, letters, and memos, are studied. Prerequisite: GIT102 or 30 wpm and ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score. / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring

BUS103-001

Supervision

This course provides an opportunity to learn effective supervisory practices. Although various concepts and theories are covered to provide a conceptual framework for management and supervision, the emphasis will be on the practical experiences of supervisors. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS107-001

Human Resource Management

Students learn about the principles and practices of human resource management including staffing, developing, motivating, leading and controlling the human resources of a business, government or non-profit agency. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS112-001

Organizational Behavior

Students acquire the skills required to successfully evaluate their behavior in organizational settings. Students analyze how each person within an organization effects an organization and how an organization effects each person. Group/team dynamics are explored in order to see their effect on group and individual performance. Issues that impact the success of an organization are studied. Tools appropriate for accomplishing dynamic change, breaking communication barriers, resolving conflicts, improving leadership skills, and inspiring motivation and collaboration are explored. Prerequisite: ENL108 or satisfactory basic skills assessment score / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

BUS120-002

Business Law

This course is a comprehensive guide to the basic principles and practices of Business Law including an introduction to law and its application in the business world. The course covers business ethics; the judicial process and court systems; the constitutional grounds for business regulation; torts, personal, real, and intellectual property; contracts, sales, agency, employment law, business organizations including partnerships and corporations; and government regulation of business. Prerequisite: None / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS130-001

Personal Auto Insurance

Students gain the expertise to advise clients in the processes of identifying their exposures and analyzing, obtaining, and modifying their personal automobile policies. This class prepares the student to pass the Personal Auto Insurance Exam. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 1 credit. Offered: Varies

BUS131-001

Personal Residential Insurance

Students gain the expertise to guide clients in the complex process of purchasing home owners insurance, aiding clients to make decisions to protect a personal residence. This class prepares the student to take Personal Residential Insurance Exam. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 1 credit. Offered: Varies

BUS132-001

Personal Insurance Lines -

Students gain expertise in the exposures created by watercraft, recreational vehicles, and business activities when working with personal lines clients. This course provides an analysis of coverages offered through personal umbrella or excess liability policies. This class prepares the student to pass the Personal Insurance Lines – Miscellaneous I Exam. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 1 credit. Offered: Varies

BUS134-001

Commercial Casualty Insurance I -

Students gain the ability to interact with commercial customers in the area of commercial casualty exposures and coverages. Legal liability, liability exposures, and the Commercial General Liability Coverage Form will be covered. This class prepares the student to take Commercial Casualty Insurance – CGL, Additional Insureds Exam. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 1 credit. Offered: Varies

BUS136-001

Commercial Casualty Insurance II -

Students gain the ability to interact with commercial customers in the areas of Business Auto Policy, Workers Compensation Policy, and Excess Liabilities Policies. This class prepares the student to take the Commercial Casualty Insurance II – BAP, WC, Excess Liability Exam. (BUS134 Commercial Casualty Insurance I – CGL, Additional Insureds is not a prerequisite.) Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 1 credit. Offered: Varies

BUS137-001

Commercial Property Insurance

Students learn up-to-date information in the area of commercial property coverage and how to help clients reduce Errors and Omissions (E&O) exposures. This class prepares the student to take the Commercial Property Insurance Exam. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 1 credit. Offered: Varies

BUS138-001

Agency Operations

Students learn how to become a team player in an insurance agency. Agency operations and the dynamics with insurance organizations are covered. This class prepares the student to take the Agency Operations Exam. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 1 credit. Offered: Varies

BUS139-001

Life and Health Insurance

Students learn what clients need to know about life and health insurance, preparing to answer questions about the need for and placement of life insurance and the diverse assortment of health insurance options. This class prepares the student to take the Life & Health Insurance Exam. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 1 credit. Offered: Varies

BUS141-001

Elements of Risk Management

Students learn how insurance is an integral part of their clients’ overall risk management program. This course covers how services provided by carriers, agencies, and brokerages are a significant part of an organization’s cost of risk. The five steps in risk management, identification, analysis, control, finance, and administration are discussed. This class prepares the student to take the Elements of Risk Management Exam. Prerequisite: ENL025 or satisfactory basic skills assessment scores / 1 credit. Offered: Varies

BUS201-001

Business Finance

This course provides an overview of the principles and practices of financial management. Includes the study of the procurement and effective use of funds in a business, budget preparation, alternative sources of funds, and control of working capital. Prerequisite: ACC202 or ACC105 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS214-001

Management

Provides an introduction to principles and techniques of management as they relate to business, government, and non-profit organizations. Includes the study of the functions of management: coordinating, problem-solving, decision-making, communicating, planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling. Prerequisite: ENL101 and BUS100 / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS225-001

International Business:European Exp

This course is to be offered at an overseas location in Europe. It is designed to provide the American student with direct contact with contemporaries studying business courses as well as site visits at a variety of European business places. Emphasis is placed on doing business overseas, currency issues, cultural issues, comparative marketing techniques, and basic international law. Prerequisite: BUS100 or any 3-credit Business course (recommend ECO117 or ECO118 or BUS120) and permission of instructor / 3 credits. Offered: Varies

BUS261-002

Business Administration Cooperative

Students work in an organizational setting for no less than 150 hours to receive practical training and experience related to the student's academic program. All students enrolled in Business Administration programs are encouraged to take a cooperative work experience. This course is limited to students enrolled in Business Administration programs. Prerequisite: Approval by the Business internship instructor / 3 credits. Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer.

BUS262-001

Management Coop Work Exp II

Provides an opportunity to work in a management trainee or entry-level position in a business, government or non-profit organization for no less than 300 hours to receive practical training in the functions of management. Joint evaluation of student's work by employer and management work experience coordinator. May be repeated once for credit. Limited to students enrolled in the Business Administration program - Management concentration. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ACC105, BUS100, BUS103, ENL101 and an evaluative interview with the instructor / 3 credits.