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Marketing: Business to Business   (MAR-304)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Marketing: Business-to-Business. Examines the marketing of goods and/ or services on a business-to-business basis. Special attention will be devoted to the adaptation of the marketing concept to this area of marketing. Product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution issues will be studied.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify the essential planning, structures, challenges, and operating characteristics of a business-to-business project.
  • Analyze the principles and concepts inherent in organizations that affect interrelationships within the organizational departments to achieve marketing endeavor successes.
  • Analyze how a business marketing project is affected by the four P's" of Marketing (Product, Price, Place, Promotion).
  • Evaluate how interdepartmental communication influences effective project management, stakeholder satisfaction and successful marketing project outcomes.
  • Discuss risk analysis and the legal skills needed for a business marketing project.

 
Small Business Management II   (MAN-433)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Second of two courses designed for those interested in learning how to start and manage a small business. It builds on the preceding course concerning the establishment of the small business and deals with management of the ongoing venture. The course takes a functional approach to managing the small business through planning, controlling, marketing, financing, and the management of human resources.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define the entrepreneurial process.
  • Create business-critical definitions: mission, ethics and value statements.
  • Discuss and compare the relationships between business ideas/opportunities, business and marketing plans.
  • Interpret the differences and synergies between effective management and effective leadership as they apply to small business.
  • Distinguish the characteristics of the successful small business entrepreneur.
  • Recognize & understand the myriad of legal issues of concern to small business.
  • Identify common risks associated with the establishment and operations of a small business.
  • Describe and define methods of risk management most relevant to small business.
  • Define and describe customer service and the importance to a small business.
  • Interpret the impact of "good" and "bad" customer service upon the business.
  • Appraise the importance of business branding.
  • Explain the principles of cash-flow management
  • Analyze the importance of networking with local business leaders and organizations.
  • Examine "being green" as it applies to business environmental responsibility.
  • Relate the elements of successful human resource management within the small business environment.

 
Small Business Management   (MAN-432)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Small Business Management is a course about planning, marketing, and managing a small business. It analyzes various theories and applications of management and addresses the current issues, ethical concerns, and legal regulations that have an impact on small business. The course also reviews the critical role that entrepreneurs play in our economy.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain general theories of management that can be brought to bear on small business management.
  • Assess the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.
  • Discuss the importance of planning in the context of a small business.
  • Create business and marketing plans.
  • Explain the importance, use, and preparation of accounting systems that form financial statements.
  • Discuss financial reporting, budgeting, and management control.
  • Discuss different approaches used in managing a small business.
  • Relate the many ways of marketing a small business.
  • Discuss the social, ethical, and legal environment surrounding small business management.

 
Business French I   (FRE-320)   3.00 s.h.  
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A course geared to giving a command of the business language. Practice in the most common vocabulary of business topics and a thorough review of the structure of the language. 
Business French II   (FRE-321)   3.00 s.h.  
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Continued study of the business language. Practice in the most common vocabulary of business topics and a thorough review of the structure of the language. 
Applied Business Forecasting   (BUS-430)   3.00 s.h.  
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Presents a range of concepts useful for business, economic and financial forecasting. Introduces the types of forecasts required, simple time-series models, data series smoothing techniques, trend-line fitting and forecasting, linear regression time-series forecasting, and Box-Jenkins models. Examines the selection of appropriate techniques in various business situations and utilizes selected software for business forecasting. 
Business in Society   (BUS-311)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Analyzes the interrelationship and influences among business, society and government.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Evaluate, and set in an historic context, the respective roles of the public, business, and government as an interactive system in our society.
  • Outline a stakeholder management framework emphasizing the social and ethical responsibilities of business to both external and internal stakeholder groups.
  • Analyze how business ethics relates to various positions within a business hierarchy.
  • Hypothesize how ethical and moral considerations can be integrated into the decision-making process for managers within organizations.
  • Outline a plan to identify stakeholders and illustrate ways to incorporate their concerns into an organization's strategy and operations.
  • Analyze how changing workplace demands and the need for companies to downsize can be balanced with protecting the needs of workers.
  • Assess the influence of environmental forces, both economic and non-economic, on business and their impact on public values, expectations and demands. What influence do these forces have on political processes and in turn on corporations and other businesses?
  • Analyze how globalization, ecological concerns, and ethical norms affect corporate stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the social and ethical impact of business on society as a whole.
  • Defend the need for government regulation of business.
  • Justify the importance of business having social (as well as economic) responsibilities to society.

Available by TECEP exam.  
Business Italian II   (ITA-323)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Continued study of the vocabulary, protocol and styles of correspondence, and documents common to the Italian-speaking business world.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Additional vocabulary in the Italian-speaking business world;
  • Additional protocol and styles of correspondence in the Italian-speaking business world;
  • Continued knowledge of one aspect of the Italian-speaking business world (a particular industry, discipline, etc.).

 
Business Mathematics   (BUS-161)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
With a growing need for record keeping, establishing budgets, and understanding finance, taxation, and investment opportunities, mathematics has become a greater part of our daily lives. Business Mathematics attempts to apply mathematics to daily business experiences. Success in business relies more than ever upon the ability of managers to keep careful records, establish budgets, and understand finance, taxation, and investment opportunities. This course will help you use mathematics to your advantage in your daily business practices.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Basic equations and formulas
  • Balancing a checkbook and filling out a simple tax return
  • Business insurance and personal insurance
  • Business discounts, pricing, and inventory control
  • Simple interest, compound interest, notes, and bank discounts
  • Credit and credit purchases
  • Annuities, amortization, and depreciation
  • Financial statements, cash flow, and ratios
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Some basic ideas of statistics.

Available by DSST exam. 
Introduction to Business   (BUS-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course outlines a concise overview of the world of business. Emphasis is placed on the following topics; economics and economic systems, ownership, risk, production, finance and the financial system, marketing, human resources, how to form a union and the effect of government in business. The primary objective is to introduce students to the world of business and formulate an opportunity to define and apply the language of business to various endeavors in which businesses operate.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explore how to cultivate a business in diverse, global environments.
  • Assess ethical behavior and social responsibility in business endeavors.
  • Explain the various types of business ownership.
  • Identify the pros and cons of owning a small business.
  • Interpret the levels of management
  • Evaluate the importance of empowering employees to satisfy customers.
  • Distinguish the functions of human resource management.
  • Justify the importance of motivating employees and building self-managed teams.
  • Diagnose employee management issues and relationships.
  • Determine the four essential elements of marketing.
  • Develop customer oriented marketing plans.
  • Outline how to manage financial resources
  • Evaluating securities markets.
  • Interpret money, financial institutions and the Federal Reserve System.

Available by DSST exam. 
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