BUSN - Business


Course Descriptions

BUSN 1000 Business Spreadsheets (1)

Excel spreadsheets applications used in business plans, analysis of financial statements, and other business applications. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

BUSN 1200 Introduction to Business (3)

Surveys fundamental aspects of American business, including the private enterprise system, forms of business, financing, marketing, personnel, production, quantitative analysis, and government regulations.

BUSN 2100 Business Communications (3)

This course develops the communication abilities in the areas of business formats, presentations, formal presentation of business data, and oral communications related to business applications.

BUSN 2210 Personal Finance (3)

Studies principles of managing individual and family income, expenditures, and savings to meet present and future needs. Includes budgeting, investments, insurance, real estate, credit, and taxation.

BUSN 2750 Introduction to Statistics (3)

Studies the logic of empirical research and statistical tools: correlational techniques, chi square, critical ration, "t" test, and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MATH 1430, or equivalent.

BUSN 3100 Issues in Business (1-3)

Analyzes current and significant issues in business. The course focuses on existing theories and practices, with emphasis given to energizing topics, problems, and possible solutions. Case studies are utilized in discussing each issue. May be repeated for credit if content differs.

BUSN 3710 Entrepreneurial Financial Management (3)

This course will focus on the process an entrepreneur goes through to produce, understand, interpret, and use basic financial information to start, manage, or grow their entrepreneurial organization. As an entrepreneur and small business owner, each decision you make has financial implications. Entrepreneurs must be able to generate and understand their financial information in order to evaluate their organization's financial performance, to communicate clearly with their employees, bankers, and stakeholders, as well as to incorporate financial information into their day-to-day operations and decision-making process.

BUSN 3750 Quantitative Methods (3)

This course introduces the student to the basics of decision making and common errors in decision making. It will also familiarize the student with a number of decision-making techniques that can be used on real-world problems as well as in other courses in the program. Prerequisites: ACCT 2025, ECON 2020, and BUSN 2750.

BUSN 4110 Operations Management (3)

The course introduces a series of areas of management concern and the tools and techniques to analyze them and to make good decisions based on the analysis. The focus of the course is on recognizing the tools that are appropriate for each situation and on mastering the use of the tools for analytical purposes. Prerequisites: ACCT 2025, ECON 2020, BUSN 2750, MNGT 2100, and FINC 3210.

BUSN 4300 Business Ethics (3)

Presents theories of the role of the firm and socioeconomic responsibilities to the stockholders, employees, customer, suppliers, the community, the nation, and the world. Cross-listed with RELG 4310.

BUSN 4610 Reading Course (1-4)

Prerequisite: filing of an official form.

BUSN 4650 International Business (3)

A survey of international business operations, including organization structure, finance, taxation, marketing, cultural differences, global trade, capital markets and economic growth, the impact of regional trading blocs, corporate global competitiveness, and global strategies. Prerequisite: MNGT 2100.

BUSN 4747 Sports Operations and Logistics (3)

Students will examine and learn (1) key aspects associated with the day-to-day operation of a professional sports team, (2) the basics associated with facility and event operations, (3) key aspects associated with the day-to-day operations of a major collegiate athletics program, (4) the essentials of sports law including contract law, (5) the essentials of sports media operations including TV, radio, and Internet productions, (6) key aspects of public relations in sports including use of social media in marketing and crisis resolution, and (7) focal elements of golf course operations and logistics including pricing strategies and maintenance. Prerequisite: ECON 3737 or instructor's approval.

BUSN 4950 Internship (1-6)

Prerequisite: major in Business Department.

BUSN 4990 Business Policy (3)

This course focuses on providing students the opportunity to develop experience and competence in using the theories, tools, and concepts that they have learned during the program to analyze and solve organizational problems typical of those they are likely to encounter in their first few years in management. The course will use cases and/or a simulation as the primary learning device(s). The simulation, covering decisions over multiple decision periods, will emphasize the dynamic nature of management decisions. Prerequisites: all of the required courses in the program and be within 15 credit hours of graduation.

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