Russell Lennon teaches Career Preparedness

The following is a selection of the courses you might take as a Business Administration major.

BUS101 Introduction to Business

This introductory course provides the student with an overview of business and its environment.  Topics include business trends, globalization, forms of ownership, business law, entrepreneurship, management, leadership, human resource management, marketing, decision making, accounting, finance, business ethics, and social responsibility.  3 credits.

BUS102 Business Math

Teaches practical applications and skills which will be useful in a business career and in functioning as a concerned consumer. Subjects of study include: bank reconciliation, payroll, use of percents, simple interest, annuities, present value, future value, taxes, mark up and mark down and financial statement analysis. Satisfies General Education math requirement. 3 credits.

BUS203 Business Communications

Investigates the role of effective communication in the continuously changing organizational environment.  Topics include communicating in the workplace, small groups and teams, listening and non-verbal communication, email messages, report writing, memoranda, letters, résumé preparation, job interviews and formal presentations. Prerequisite ENG101; knowledge of PowerPoint is recommended. 3 credits.

BUS205 Principles of Management

Introduces basic management principles used in the organizational environment.  The four management functions studied are planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Other topics include the evolution of management theory, ethics, social responsibility, diversity, organizational structure, human resource management, motivation, leadership, groups and teams, communication, organizational conflict and change, operations management, information systems and technology, innovation, product development and entrepreneurship. 3 credits.

BUS206 Money and Banking

Studies the nature, history and functioning of money-creating institutions. Touches directly the most challenging problems facing our economy including inflation, unemployment and the balance of international payments. Blends theory with current and past actions of the Federal Reserve Bank.  Prerequisite:  ACC101 and ECO207. 3 credits.

BUS211 Business Finance

Studies the field of finance, both private and public, with emphasis placed on current approaches as they pertain to a business. The mathematics of finance, capital budgets, loan and investment alternatives and working capital management are discussed. Prerequisite: BUS102 or MAT103 and ACC101. 3 credits.

BUS216 Human Resource Management

Presents the personnel responsibilities of both the line managers and the human resource department. Covers the specific subjects of equal employment laws and regulations, recruiting, selecting, training and evaluating employees. Also, salaries, incentives, and empowerment are covered. Prerequisite:  BUS205.  3 credits.

BUS303 Business Law

Investigates the essential elements of business law and the legal environment. Topics include introduction to civil and criminal law, business ethics, the judicial system, torts, negligence, strict liability, contracts, Uniform Commercial Code, negotiable instruments, agency, business associations, intellectual property, employment law, consumer and environmental law, property and legal case analysis. Junior standing. 3 credits.

BUS307 Organizational Behavior

Examines individuals, groups, and intergroup relations that occur within an organizational environment. Topics include leadership, motivation, and conflict resolution. Junior standing. 3 credits.

BUS309 Marketing

Examines the foundations of marketing principles with application of marketing concepts of the present and future.  Emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking skills, ethics, and competition while studying the topics of market analysis, target marketing, product pricing, strategic promotion, and distribution. Sophomore standing. 3 credits.

BUS310 Consumer Behavior

Examines how psychological and sociocultural influences shape consumer behavior and affects their purchase decision. Topics include the impact of changing cultural and societal values, consumer decision process, and legal issues. Prerequisite:  BUS309 or permission of Division Chair. Satisfies a Behavioral Science requirement. 3 Credits.

BUS320 Internship in Business – First Experience

Provides the student with practical experience in an approved business placement at a suitable local firm. Evaluation is determined by the instructor in coordination with the local business supervisor and Division Chairperson. Open to juniors or seniors who meet the specific criteria. 3 credits.

BUS352 Introduction to e-Business and Commerce

Introduces the concepts of electronic business transactions and commerce through an examination of the evolution of the internet and world wide web.  Topics include internet-related hardware and software, communication protocols, and the use of Structure Query Language for web database transactions.  Prerequisites: junior or senior standing. 3 credits.

BUS409 Organizational Design

Explores the theories of complex organizations and their application to designing and implementing a structural configuration for an organization. Topics include organizational structure, organizational development (OD), and the role of a change agent. Prerequisite:  BUS216 and BUS307. 3 credits.

BUS420 Internship in Business – Second Experience

Provides the student with practical experience in an approved business placement at a suitable local firm. Evaluation is determined by the instructor in coordination with the local business supervisor and Division Chairperson. Open to juniors or seniors who meet the specific criteria. 3 credits.

BUS421 Internship in Business

Provides the student with practical experience in an approved business placement at a suitable local firm. Evaluation is determined by the instructor in coordination with the local business supervisor and Division Chairperson. Open to juniors or seniors who meet the specific criteria. 6 credits.

BUS431 Promotional Concepts

Explores the use of the promotional mix (advertising, personal selling, sales, promotions and publicity) to communicate an organization’s products or services to potential customers. Prerequisite:  BUS309 or permission of Division Chairperson. 3 credits.

BUS432 Web-Based Marketing & Advertising

Examines the various methodologies utilized for effective marketing through the Internet and the development of an Internet marketing plan. Case studies are used to explore the use of electronic catalog, intelligent agents, banners, etc. in the formulation of a successful web-base marketing campaign. Prerequisite:  BUS309 or permission of Division Chairperson. 3 credits.

BUS435 International Business and Finance

Acquaints students with the impact that a global economy has on business decisions. This course covers global business practices, exchange rates, political and legal environments, international trade and investment, marketing, and production. Prerequisites: ACC101, BUS211, and senior standing. 3 credits.

BUS440 Business Policy: Strategic Management

A capstone course for Business majors utilizes a case study approach to address contemporary issues in overall business management. It provides senior business majors an opportunity to demonstrate and enhance situation analysis and problem resolution skills through the application of knowledge from all spheres of business activity (e.g., management, accounting, marketing, and computers). Senior standing required. 3 credits.

BUS440A Strategic Management of Health Services

This course utilizes a case study approach to examine the formulation and implementation of business strategies in health care organizations. Specific analytical tools used in environmental analysis, strategy formulation, selection, and implementation are integrated into a strategic management framework appropriate for health service organizations. Prerequisite: senior standing. 3 credits.

BUS160-460 Selected Topics in Business

3 credits

BUS190-490 Independent Study in Business

3 credits