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2009 - 2010 General Catalog



Course Descriptions

Business Administration (BADM)

General Business Administration. (3-3-0)
A survey of business, introducing the major operations of a business, including production, marketing, finance, and management. The course also examines the economic, social, and political environment of business and prepares the student for further collegiate education in business.
Finance. (3-3-0)
Instruction in budgeting, credit, investment, insurance, real estate, and other areas of money management. A study of the methods of financing, including sources and applications of funds, net worth statement analysis, financial planning, cash flow statement analysis, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, time value of money, and basic risk analysis.
Business English. (3-3-0)
Review of grammar and punctuation; vocabulary building. Emphasis on accuracy and effectiveness in business writing.
Business Math. (3-3-0)
Introductory math designed to prepare the student for problems related to business. A review of basic math, to include interest, decimals, percentages, banking records, discounts, installment buying, payroll records, and depreciation.
Economic Principles I. (3-3-0)
An introduction to macroeconomic theory with application of macro principles to problems of unemployment, inflation, economic growth, fiscal policy, and monetary policy.
Economic Principles II. (3-3-0)
An introduction to microeconomics, the study of individual market interactions. Concentration on role of customers and producers in markets for particular goods and services. Topics include demand, supply, market equilibrium, international trade, production of goods under pure competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly.
Principles of Management. (3-3-0)
An introduction to management theory and practice that integrates classical and modern concepts with real-world examples. Emphasizes the evolution of management theory, behavioral theory, organizational theory, and managerial techniques.
Human Resource Management. (3-3-0)
Principles and techniques of human resource management with emphasis on planning, developing, selecting, compensating, evaluating, and supervising employees.
Principles of Marketing. (3-3-0)
A basic course in marketing including the exchange process, marketing analysis, price determinants, and present-day marketing trends. Emphasis is given to the marketing concept and how firms adapt products and services to changes in consumer demand. Designed for both the student who will take only one course in marketing and the student who intends to major in marketing or related fields.
Business Law. (3-3-0)
Principles of law relating to legal aspects of business transactions with particular emphasis on contracts. Includes subjects such as bailments, commercial paper, insurance, agency, employment, regulation, property, and consumer protection. Case studies used in class.
Small Business Entrepreneurship. (3-3-0)
Small Business Entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with the competencies necessary to prepare them for successful business ownership. This course includes the study of entrepreneurial characteristics, business ethics, basics of financing, marketing fundamentals, product considerations, location and layout concerns, pricing decisions, promotion strategies, and management concepts.
Organizational Behavior. (3-3-0)
A study of individual, small group, organizational behavior, and applied treatment of human relations in a business setting; problems of motivation, employee morale, leadership, and communications in goal-oriented activity.
Business Communications. (3-3-0)
Prerequisite: CIS 105 and ENGL 102.
Develops the student's verbal and nonverbal communication. Emphasis on analyzing critical factors influencing communication effectiveness and writing business letters along with a practical grammar review. Also includes preparation and presentation of a business report and documents relating to the employment process.
Principles of Real Estate. (3-3-0)
Principles of purchasing, owning, and operating real estate relative to interest in realty, liens, contracts, deeds, titles, brokerage, and recording as related to individuals, corporations, and business estates.
Real Estate Finance. (3-3-0)
Principles and methods of valuing business and residential land and improvements. The course includes sources, methods, and documents used in financing the purchase or construction of homes, businesses, and developments.

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