Business Administration

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

BUS 151 : Modern Business Mathematics with Excel

This course applies mathematics to solve common business problems using Microsoft Excel. Topics include basic mathematical concepts and applications, such as percentages, decimals, and basic arithmetic operations; markup, markdown, & discounts; financial computations, including simple and compound interest, amortization, depreciation methods, liquidity ratios, and present value; accounting computations, such as payroll and tax calculations, and the management of complex business problems. Emphasis is placed on the use of Microsoft Excel as a computational and problem-solving tool.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

CIS 146

BUS 215 : Business Communications

This course covers written, oral, and nonverbal communications. Topics include the application of communication principles to the production of clear, correct, and logically organized faxes, e-mail, memos, letters, resumes, reports and other business communications.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ENG 101

BUS 241 : Principles of Accounting I

This course is designed to provide a basic theory of accounting principles and practices used by service and merchandising enterprises. Emphasis is placed on financial accounting, including the accounting cycle, and financial statement preparation and analysis.

Credits

3

BUS 242 : Principles of Accounting II

This course is a continuation of BUS 241. In addition to a study of financial accounting, this course also places emphasis upon managerial accounting, with coverage of corporations, statement analysis, introductory cost accounting, and use of information for planning, control, and decision making. NOTE: Additional topics in managerial accounting may be included.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 241 with a grade of “C” or higher.

BUS 245 : Accounting with Quickbooks

This course will introduce students to computerized accounting systems using QuickBooks. Students will set up and perform routine tasks such as recording business transactions, maintaining customer and vendor files, vouchering, controlling inventory, processing sales, maintaining fixed asset and depreciation schedules, and preparing payroll. Additional procedures covered include setting up a chart of accounts, summarizing data, generating financial reports, and banking transactions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor or BUS 241 with a grade of “C” or higher.

BUS 247 : Financial Markets and Institutions

This course serves as an overview of the financial system. Topics include the time value of money, the behavior and structure of interest rates, the role of the Federal Reserve System, debt and equity markets, and the organization and regulation of financial markets and institutions.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

ECO 231 with a grade of “C” or higher.

BUS 248 : Managerial Accounting

This course is designed to familiarize the student with management concepts and techniques of industrial accounting procedures. Emphasis is placed on cost behavior, contribution approach to decision-making, budgeting, overhead analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, and cost accounting systems.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 241 with a grade of “C” or higher.

BUS 253 : Individual Income Tax

This course is intended to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of the federal income tax laws with primary emphasis on those affecting the individual. Emphasis is placed on gross income determination, adjustments to income, business expenses, itemized deductions, exemptions, capital gains/losses, depreciation, and tax credits. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply the fundamentals of the federal income tax laws affecting the individual

Credits

3

Prerequisites

with a grade of "C" or higher

BUS 263 : The Legal and Social Environment of Business

This course provides an overview of the legal and social environment for business operations with emphasis on contemporary issues and their subsequent impact on business. Topics include the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the legislative process, civil and criminal law, administrative agencies, trade regulations, consumer protection, contracts, employment and personal property.

Credits

3

BUS 271 : Business Statistics I

This is an introductory study of basic statistical concepts applied to economic and business problems. Topics include the collection, classification, and presentation of data, statistical description and analysis of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary probability, sampling, estimating and introduction to hypothesis testing.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

MTH 100, MTH 110 or MTH 112 with a grade of “C” or higher, or appropriate mathematics placement score.

BUS 272 : Business Statistics II

This course is a continuation of BUS 271. Topics include sampling theory, statistical inference, regression and correlation, chi square, analysis of variance, time series index numbers, and decision theory. Note: Extensive use of computer software is required in this course.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 271 with a grade of “C” or higher.

BUS 275 : Principles of Management

This course provides a basic study of the principles of management. Topics include planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling with emphasis on practical business applications.

Credits

3

BUS 276 : Human Resource Management

This course provides an overview of the responsibilities of the supervisor of human resources. Topics include the selection, placement, testing, orientation, training, rating, promotion, and transfer of employees.

Credits

3

BUS 285 : Principles of Marketing

This course provides a general overview of the field of marketing. Topics include marketing strategies, channels of distribution, marketing research, and consumer behavior.

Credits

3

BUS 289 : Business Strategy Capstone

Topics include: Review of method for a comprehensive project, review of accounting, management, statistical, communication, and other skills useful for the project, development of project concept and purpose, initial outline of the project, making contact with local business(es), development of bibliography and revision of outline, producing drafts of project and final project, and presentation of final project.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS 242 with a grade of “C” or higher.

BUS 291 : Business Co-op I

This course is a part of a series of workshops where in current topics of interest are presented. They are offered upon demand and can be tailored for the needs of individuals, business and industry.

Credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

BUS 292 : Business Co-op II

This course is a part of a series of workshops where in current topics of interest are presented. They are offered upon demand and can be tailored for the needs of individuals, business and industry.

Credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

BUS 296 : Business Internship

This course allows the student to apply knowledge and skills in a real-world work place. Evaluation is based upon a welldeveloped portfolio, job-site visits by the instructor, the employer’s evaluation of the student, and the development and assessment by the student of a learning contract.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

Permission of instructor

CBB 102 : Applied Craft Beer Science

This course provides an introduction to the science and laboratory practices in the brewing industry.  Emphasis is placed on yeast biology, water chemistry, fermentation, and sanitation.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the science, laboratory techniques, and commonly used analysis methodologies used in the brewing industry

Credits

3

CBB 105 : Marketing Craft Beer

This course involves a comprehensive study of the basic concepts, techniques, and tools for developing a marketing strategy for the craft beer business. This course is designed to prepare students to help organizations decide which consumer groups to serve, which product and services to produce, and to set appropriate levels of promotional effort, pricing, and other considerations in generating sales. Some of the topics that will be covered include:  marketing concepts, terminology, and the application of strategies to contemporary craft beer marketing.

Credits

3