Business Administration and Management 

The Faculty
Jill Jensen
Scott E. Randolph
Jill Robinson
Vernon Stauble
Mara Winick

The Majors
The Department offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Management. Department classes may be taken toward the major upon completion of the prerequisite courses with a 2.0 or higher in each course. A student seeking to declare the BS in Business Administration or the BA in Management offered by the Department must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 at the time they submit their Declaration of Major.

Learning outcomes for the BS program may be found at www.redlands.edu/BS-BUS/learning-outcomes.

Learning outcomes for the BA program may be found at www.redlands.edu/BA-MNGT/learning-outcomes.

Prerequisite Course Requirements 
We encourage students to complete most of their prerequisite courses by the spring of their sophomore year. ECON 101 and BUS 136 should be taken first, followed by BUS 226 and ACCT 210. We advise against enrollment in BUS 226 and ACCT 210 in the same semester. Transfer students with 30 or more credits will take BUS 226 in their first semester, unless exempted by their a Business advisor. All prerequisite courses must be taken for a numerical grade and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course.

To enroll in BUS 226 a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale at the time of registration. Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 from their previous school(s) at the time of registration. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements as noted above may petition the department for permission to enroll in BUS 226, or to declare the major. The Department Chair reviews all such petitions in consultation with the BUS 226 instructors.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Students interested in careers both in the United States and Abroad where financial, industry, marketing, or public sector analyses are important are encouraged to pursue a BS in Business Administration. This program provides students with a comprehensive view of the inner workings of corporations, as well as the complex legal and strategic environments in which they function. Students enrich core study in accounting, finance, management, and marketing through the selection of advanced electives.

The Bachelor of Science helps prepare students for decision-making and leadership roles in business, nonprofit organizations, and public service. Students with the Bachelor of Science degree pursue graduate study in business administration, education, finance, GIS and information systems, law, leadership, management, medicine, philosophy, psychology, among other areas.

Requirements 

Prerequisite Courses (8 courses/ 32 credits)

The following courses are prerequisites to the required major courses. Some also satisfy Liberal Arts Foundation or Liberal Arts Inquiry requirements.  Please note that the prerequisite courses include any 200 - level course in Economics. Students may also choose between POLI 202, MATH 111, or PSYC 250. Students may also choose between BUS 240 or GLB 240.

ECON 101 Principles of Economics (4 Credits)

Introduction to the study of economic systems from a micro and macro perspective. The course includes economic principles underlying the process of consumption, production, and distribution in a market-oriented economy (microeconomics), and the structure, operation, measures, and major theoretical models of the whole economy (macroeconomics).

BUS 136 Principles of Global Marketing (4 Credits)

Marketing concepts with emphasis on marketing management. Explores marketing strategies involving the variables of the marketing mix (product, pricing, promotion, and distribution), coordinated and integrated across multiple country markets. Examines the distinctive differences, influences, and issues faced by companies when conducting marketing activities in the domestic and global environment.

BUS 226 Rise of Capitalism 1860–1941 (4 Credits)

Examines the evolution of capitalism in the United States within a global context. The growth of the firm, labor movements, technological innovation, development of the administrative state, financial and monetary reforms, and resistance to capitalism provide lenses to understand the period and parallels with contemporary issues in political economy.
Prerequisites: ECON 101 (or ECON 250 or ECON 251) with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher; students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 to enroll, or by permission.
Additional course fees.

ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 Credits)

Financial accounting and reporting concepts and procedures that provide a history of economic activity, resources, obligations. Emphasis is on preparing and using financial information at an enterprise level. 
Prerequisites: ECON 101.

ACCT 220 Principles of Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)

Analysis of financial and relevant non-financial information used in planning, motivating, evaluating, and control. Economic and behavioral concepts and quantitative techniques are integrated throughout. Topics: cost behavior, budgeting, analysis of variance, performance measurement, and pricing. 
Prerequisites: ACCT 210.

POLI 202 Statistical Analysis and Mapping of Social Science Data (4 Credits)

Principles of hypothesis development and testing, strategies for making controlled comparisons, principles of statistical inference, and tests of statistical significance. Development and testing of important research questions using such prominent data sets as the General Social Survey and the National Election Series.

MATH 111 Elementary Statistics with Applications (4 Credits)

Descriptive and inferential statistics for students from diverse fields. Distribution, correlation, probability, hypothesis testing, use of tables, and examination of the misuse of statistics and relation of statistics to vital aspects of life. Computer packages used as tools throughout the course.

PSYC 250 Statistical Methods (4 Credits)

Introduction to the use of descriptive and inferential statistics in the collection of data and the interpretation of research in psychology and education. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or by permission.

BUS 240 Business Law (4 Credits)

An introduction to the American legal system, our constitutional framework, the role of judicial decisions, and statutory law. Special emphasis is placed on business torts and contract law, along with other concepts important in the business world.
Prerequisite: BUS 226, or BUS 228, or GLB 228, or ACCT 210, or by permission of the Chair.

GLB 240 U.S. Business Law (4 Credits)

An introduction to the American legal system, our constitutional framework, the role of judicial decisions, and statutory law. Special emphasis is placed on business torts and contract law, along with other concepts important in the business world. 
Prerequisite: BUS 226 or GLB 228 or by permission.
Not open to students who have completed BUS 240.

Core Courses (6 courses/ 22-24 credits)

Please note: students may choose between BUS 310 or, with permission, BUS 410. Students may take GLB 336 or BUS 333 or other approved International course. Students may take BUS 434 or other approved ethics course. BUS 459 is offered in the Spring semester only. 

BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organization Behavior (4 Credits)

Dynamics of individual and group behavior are explored, in addition to selected topics of entrepreneurship, technology, and strategic planning. Students are asked to view the internal workings of organizations as well as to consider organizations in a larger, more global context. Classic and modern texts are used.
Prerequisites: BUS 136, ACCT 210, and junior standing or by permission.

BUS 410 Organizational Consulting (2-4 Credits)

An advanced management class that places student teams in organizational settings solving real client challenges. Students use conventional and design thinking processes to develop strategy for connecting with stakeholders, improve operations, and collect research key to decision making. Students are needed from across the college to make this class a success.
Prerequisite: BUS 310 recommended.

GLB 336 International Business (4 Credits)

Examines the relationship of world, regional, and national institutions and cultures to businesses operating within their environments. The major trading blocs of NAFTA and the European Union are studied, as well as the nature of trade and business with and within China, Japan, Mexico, and the European Union.
Prerequisites: GLB 228 and junior standing or by permission.

BUS 333 Labor in the Global Economy (2-4 Credits)

How can business enterprise support sustainable and fair employment in a world of competitive, globalized markets? This course reflects upon initiatives within the labor-capital nexus to promote growth and development within national and international market systems, taking into consideration the promotion of social goods as well as economic returns.
Prerequisites: ECON 101, and MATH 111 or POLI 202 or PSYC 250 or SPA 210, or with permission.
Evaluation grade only.

GLB 353 Financial Management (4 Credits)

Study of financial planning and analysis, taxation, capital budgeting, risk and cost of capital, cash flow analysis, management of working capital and long-term funds, dividend policy, and valuation. Prerequisites: ACCT 220 and ECON 101, and one course from POLI 202, MATH 111, or PSYC 250. Not open to students who have received credit for BUS 353.

BUS 430 Human Resource Management (4 Credits)

Within the framework of U.S. legislative policy, this course covers issues in workforce management. These include staffing, employment quality, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, as well as labor relations and global influences.
Prerequisite: Senior standing, or by permission. 

BUS 434 Applied Business Ethics (4 Credits)

Exploration of applied ethics in the business environment. Students will be introduced to the formal study of business ethics and then apply that knowledge to a variety of historical and contemporary case studies. 
Prerequisites: BUS 310, or BUS 410, or senior standing.

BUS 459 Business Policy and Strategy for Bachelor of Science Majors (4 Credits)

Capstone course requiring students to integrate their knowledge of finance, law, accounting, and organizational and behavioral studies, and apply these topics to the development of business strategies in national and global contexts.
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Advanced Analysis (1 course/ 2-4 credits)

Please note that students may choose at least one of the following. Other Advanced Analysis course, with permission of a Business advisor may be taken. Please note, students must complete MATH 118 and MATH 119.

ACCT 411 Accounting Information Systems (4 Credits)

Study of the design and application of accounting systems intended to provide financial and non-financial information, which informs decisions and influences behavior within business processes. Strong emphasis on conceptual modeling and database systems, and on documenting and evaluating internal controls. 
Prerequisite: ACCT 210 and ACCT 220 or by permission.

CS 301 Business Analysis and Excel (4 Credits)

Data analysis and decision making is an integral part of any successful business and the study of large data sets with the help of Microsoft Excel is the main focus of this course. The processes that enable data consolidation to make meaningful business decisions will be studied in depth. 
Prerequisite: ACCT 220 or CS 110.

ECON 400 Introduction to Econometrics (4 Credits)

Application of descriptive and inferential statistics to the measurement and testing of various economic models. Diagnosis and correction of various problems with empirical research: specification errors, multicollinearity, heteroskedasticity, serial correlation, and simultaneity. Statistical software used to implement estimation techniques. 
Prerequisites: ECON 350, MATH 111, or POLI 202, or CDIS 208, or by permission.

GLB 356 International Finance (4 Credits)

This course explores the characteristics of international financial markets and examines various aspects of international financial management. Topics include international flow of funds, foreign exchange risk management, international investment analysis, international financial markets, operations of multinational firms, and international trade finance.

GLB 421 Corporate Finance (4 Credits)

This course studies financial management in the corporate setting at an advanced level. Topics include the firm’s investment and financing decisions, capital budgeting analysis, investment analysis under uncertainty, the cost of capital, capital structure theory, dividend policy, and other current topics in finance.
Prerequisite: GLB 353 or ACCT 310 or by permission. Not open to students who have received credit for BUS 421.

GLB 422 Investments (4 Credits)

The course examines investment analysis and portfolio management through the study of the nature and functioning of securities markets, alternative investment opportunities, valuation of stock, fixed income securities, derivative securities.

MATH 118 Integrated Calculus I (4 Credits)

For students whose programs require calculus but who, based on their background and placement examination scores, are not prepared for MATH 121. Topics from precalculus include properties of linear, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; and compositions, transformations, and inverses of these functions. Calculus topics include successive approximation and limits of functions; local linearity and differentiation; applications of differentiation to graphing and optimization; and the definite integral, antiderivatives, and differential equations.
Prerequisite: MATH 002L or Math Placement at MATH 118 level or by permission.

MATH 119 Integrated Calculus II (4 Credits)

For students whose programs require calculus but who, based on their background and placement examination scores, are not prepared for MATH 121. Topics from precalculus include properties of linear, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; and compositions, transformations, and inverses of these functions. Calculus topics include successive approximation and limits of functions; local linearity and differentiation; applications of differentiation to graphing and optimization; and the definite integral, antiderivatives, and differential equations.
Prerequisite: MATH 118 or by permission.

MATH 120 Brief Calculus (4 Credits)

Intended for business, environmental science, or other related fields. The following topics are presented with applications in the business world and applied science: functions, graphs, limits, exponential and logarithmic functions, differentiation, integration, and relevant applications of integration and optimization. This course is NOT a prerequisite for MATH 122.
Prerequisite: Placement test or by credit in MATH 002L.
Offered every year.
Numeric grading only.

MATH 121 Calculus I (4 Credits)

Functions and their graphs; successive approximation and limits; local linearity and differentiation; applications of differentiation to graphing and optimization; and the definite integral, antiderivatives, and differential equations. 
Prerequisite: Permission based on Mathematics Placement Exam. 

MATH 208 Game Theory (3 Credits)

Games are used to model competition in economics, politics, and conflict. The mathematical techniques used to analyze these games are explored. Topics include zero-sum and nonzero-sum games, Nash equilibria, pure and mixed strategies, and cooperative games. Combinatorial games are also considered. 
Offered in alternate years with ECON 202.

MATH 212 Mathematical Consulting (2-4 Credits)

Application of mathematical techniques to real-world problems. Groups of students act as consultants on problems solicited from university departments, local businesses, and/or charitable organizations. Additional material may be included as needed. May be repeated for degree credit, but 4 credits maximum may be applied toward the math major or minor. 
Evaluation grade only.
Prerequisite: CDIS 208 or MATH 111 or POLI 202 or PSYC 250, or by permission. 
Offered as needed.

MATH 231 Introduction to Modeling (4 Credits)

Investigation of the process of modeling. Special emphasis placed on how to build, test, and refine models; how to analyze assumptions and results; and defining model limitations. Deterministic and stochastic models, rate equations and population dynamics, and statistical analysis. Final project tied to outside interests. 
Prerequisite: MATH 119 or MATH 121 or MATH 122 or MATH 221 or by permission.
Cross-listed with EVST.

PSYC 300 Research Methods (4 Credits)

Study of scientific methods in psychology, including descriptive, correlational, and experimental approaches, with emphasis on artifacts, biases, and ethical issues in psychological research.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100, and PSYC 250, or by permission.

SPA 210 Advanced Spatial Analysis and GIS (4 Credits)

This course is directed at developing more advanced geospatial skills in students who have already been initiated in the basic concepts of geographical information systems. Students will use advanced GIS tools as well as be introduced to raster data processing in both ArcGIS Pro and ERDAS Imagine.
Prerequisite: SPA 110. 

Advanced Elective Courses (2 courses/ 6-8 credits)
At least two 300- or 400-level courses in Business, Accounting, or related field outside the major that have relevance thereto, upon signed advisor approval.

Bachelor of Arts in Management 
This program prepares students for participation as thoughtful decision-makers, leaders, and community members. It encourages innovative problem solving, collaboration, and strategic thinking. The BA in Management requires students to complete a second major, thus allowing students the opportunity to study broadly, develop different ways of thinking, enhance their critical analysis skills, and adapt to change in an interconnected international economy. The program is designed for students who will pursue globally in functions such as communications, development, human resources, marketing, public relations, and sports management, among others, and in sectors like entertainment, finance, government agencies, healthcare, information technology, logistics and transportation, nonprofits, and small businesses of all kinds. The program provides a pathway for students seeking a double major to graduate in four years.

Requirements 

Prerequisite Courses (5 courses/ 20 credits)

The following courses are prerequisites for entering the major while some also satisfy Liberal Arts Foundation or Liberal Arts Inquiry requirements.

Please note, students may choose between BUS 240 or GLB 240. 

ECON 101 Principles of Economics (4 Credits)

Introduction to the study of economic systems from a micro and macro perspective. The course includes economic principles underlying the process of consumption, production, and distribution in a market-oriented economy (microeconomics), and the structure, operation, measures, and major theoretical models of the whole economy (macroeconomics).

BUS 136 Principles of Global Marketing (4 Credits)

Marketing concepts with emphasis on marketing management. Explores marketing strategies involving the variables of the marketing mix (product, pricing, promotion, and distribution), coordinated and integrated across multiple country markets. Examines the distinctive differences, influences, and issues faced by companies when conducting marketing activities in the domestic and global environment.

BUS 226 Rise of Capitalism 1860–1941 (4 Credits)

Examines the evolution of capitalism in the United States within a global context. The growth of the firm, labor movements, technological innovation, development of the administrative state, financial and monetary reforms, and resistance to capitalism provide lenses to understand the period and parallels with contemporary issues in political economy.
Prerequisites: ECON 101 (or ECON 250 or ECON 251) with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher; students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 to enroll, or by permission.
Additional course fees.

ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 Credits)

Financial accounting and reporting concepts and procedures that provide a history of economic activity, resources, obligations. Emphasis is on preparing and using financial information at an enterprise level. 
Prerequisites: ECON 101.

BUS 240 Business Law (4 Credits)

An introduction to the American legal system, our constitutional framework, the role of judicial decisions, and statutory law. Special emphasis is placed on business torts and contract law, along with other concepts important in the business world.
Prerequisite: BUS 226, or BUS 228, or GLB 228, or ACCT 210, or by permission of the Chair.

Core Courses (6 courses/ 22-24 credits)

Please note that the core courses include one additional approved 300- or 400-level course in Business, Accounting, or related field outside the major that has relevance thereto, upon signed advisor approval. For BUS 312, students may choose from that course or BUS 304, or BUS 410, or other approved Management course. For BUS 310, students may choose between that course or BUS 410. Please note, BUS 458 is offered during the Spring semester only. 

BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organization Behavior (4 Credits)

Dynamics of individual and group behavior are explored, in addition to selected topics of entrepreneurship, technology, and strategic planning. Students are asked to view the internal workings of organizations as well as to consider organizations in a larger, more global context. Classic and modern texts are used.
Prerequisites: BUS 136, ACCT 210, and junior standing or by permission.

BUS 410 Organizational Consulting (2-4 Credits)

An advanced management class that places student teams in organizational settings solving real client challenges. Students use conventional and design thinking processes to develop strategy for connecting with stakeholders, improve operations, and collect research key to decision making. Students are needed from across the college to make this class a success.
Prerequisite: BUS 310 recommended.

BUS 312 Leadership (3-4 Credits)

Reflects the growing interest in leadership and the leadership process. Students explore the topic from multiple perspectives. Theory and myths are confronted as students search for their own path and assess their own unique styles. Students will also conduct original research, including posing and testing hypotheses. 
Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher. 
Offered in alternate years.

BUS 304 Nonprofit Management (3-4 Credits)

Nonprofit Management explores the practices of high impact social change organizations. Students examine operations and hear from speakers from across the nonprofit sectors. Regulatory and policy changes are examined as well as leadership, capacity building, advocacy, outcome measures, and fundraising strategy. 

BUS 430 Human Resource Management (4 Credits)

Within the framework of U.S. legislative policy, this course covers issues in workforce management. These include staffing, employment quality, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, as well as labor relations and global influences.
Prerequisite: Senior standing, or by permission. 

BUS 434 Applied Business Ethics (4 Credits)

Exploration of applied ethics in the business environment. Students will be introduced to the formal study of business ethics and then apply that knowledge to a variety of historical and contemporary case studies. 
Prerequisites: BUS 310, or BUS 410, or senior standing.

BUS 458 Business Policy and Strategy for Bachelor of Arts Majors (4 Credits)

Capstone course that incorporates student experiences in both Management and second major courses. The course examines the way organizations, including non-profits, develop their visions, direction, goals, strategies, and tactics. The emphasis is on the ways organizations develop and execute effective strategies and evaluate success. 
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Second Major Requirement 
To graduate with a BA in Management, students must complete a second major program with 28 unique credits in each program.

Minor in Business Administration 
The following courses are required for a minor in business administration.

7 courses/ 27-28 credits

Please note that out of the seven courses, students may choose between BUS 310 or  BUS 430.  One additional course in consultation with a Business advisor. 

ECON 101 Principles of Economics (4 Credits)

Introduction to the study of economic systems from a micro and macro perspective. The course includes economic principles underlying the process of consumption, production, and distribution in a market-oriented economy (microeconomics), and the structure, operation, measures, and major theoretical models of the whole economy (macroeconomics).

BUS 136 Principles of Global Marketing (4 Credits)

Marketing concepts with emphasis on marketing management. Explores marketing strategies involving the variables of the marketing mix (product, pricing, promotion, and distribution), coordinated and integrated across multiple country markets. Examines the distinctive differences, influences, and issues faced by companies when conducting marketing activities in the domestic and global environment.

BUS 226 Rise of Capitalism 1860–1941 (4 Credits)

Examines the evolution of capitalism in the United States within a global context. The growth of the firm, labor movements, technological innovation, development of the administrative state, financial and monetary reforms, and resistance to capitalism provide lenses to understand the period and parallels with contemporary issues in political economy.
Prerequisites: ECON 101 (or ECON 250 or ECON 251) with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher; students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 to enroll, or by permission.
Additional course fees.

BUS 240 Business Law (4 Credits)

An introduction to the American legal system, our constitutional framework, the role of judicial decisions, and statutory law. Special emphasis is placed on business torts and contract law, along with other concepts important in the business world.
Prerequisite: BUS 226, or BUS 228, or GLB 228, or ACCT 210, or by permission of the Chair.

ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 Credits)

Financial accounting and reporting concepts and procedures that provide a history of economic activity, resources, obligations. Emphasis is on preparing and using financial information at an enterprise level. 
Prerequisites: ECON 101.

BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organization Behavior (4 Credits)

Dynamics of individual and group behavior are explored, in addition to selected topics of entrepreneurship, technology, and strategic planning. Students are asked to view the internal workings of organizations as well as to consider organizations in a larger, more global context. Classic and modern texts are used.
Prerequisites: BUS 136, ACCT 210, and junior standing or by permission.

BUS 430 Human Resource Management (4 Credits)

Within the framework of U.S. legislative policy, this course covers issues in workforce management. These include staffing, employment quality, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, as well as labor relations and global influences.
Prerequisite: Senior standing, or by permission. 

Internships 
The department encourages all business administration students to consider internships as opportunities to enhance their academic program. Internships allow students to explore career possibilities and integrate classroom learning with practical experience. Students should contact their faculty advisors for more information. To receive academic credit for any business internship, students must complete an organizational and industry audit as detailed in the department internship materials.

Study Abroad
Study abroad enhances the undergraduate experience for business students. We encourage study abroad as well as advance planning for doing so. Early consultation with an advisor will allow for meaningful integration of one’s international and university studies.

Departmental Honors
Applications are accepted in the junior year from majors of high academic achievement who desire to work toward departmental honors. Successful applicants will work one-on-one with a member of the business faculty to complete a research project. In addition, their research project will be supported and reviewed by an advisory board of faculty and outside experts selected by the student and approved by the Honors advisor. To qualify for University honors, a student must complete an honors project within the department.

Course Descriptions (BUS)

BUS 136 Principles of Global Marketing (4 Credits)

Marketing concepts with emphasis on marketing management. Explores marketing strategies involving the variables of the marketing mix (product, pricing, promotion, and distribution), coordinated and integrated across multiple country markets. Examines the distinctive differences, influences, and issues faced by companies when conducting marketing activities in the domestic and global environment.

BUS 169 Special Topics in Business (1-4 Credits)

Reflection of various issues and trends in business. Topics may vary from offering to offering.
Credit/no credit only. 

BUS 226 Rise of Capitalism 1860–1941 (4 Credits)

Examines the evolution of capitalism in the United States within a global context. The growth of the firm, labor movements, technological innovation, development of the administrative state, financial and monetary reforms, and resistance to capitalism provide lenses to understand the period and parallels with contemporary issues in political economy.
Prerequisites: ECON 101 (or ECON 250 or ECON 251) with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher; students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 to enroll, or by permission.
Additional course fees.

BUS 240 Business Law (4 Credits)

An introduction to the American legal system, our constitutional framework, the role of judicial decisions, and statutory law. Special emphasis is placed on business torts and contract law, along with other concepts important in the business world.
Prerequisite: BUS 226, or BUS 228, or GLB 228, or ACCT 210, or by permission of the Chair.

BUS 269 Special Topics in Business (2-4 Credits)

Reflections of various issues and trends in business. Topics vary from offering to offering. May be repeated for degree credit, given a different topic. 
Numeric grade only. 

BUS 302 Sustainable Labor (4 Credits)

This course considers the future of business and employment by urging students to evaluate the ethical, political, and economic factors necessary to ensure “labor sustainability.” We assess changing labor markets in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, identified by economic sector, geographic location, and labor utilization.
Prerequisite: An economics course.
Numeric or Evaluation grade only.

BUS 304 Nonprofit Management (3-4 Credits)

Nonprofit Management explores the practices of high impact social change organizations. Students examine operations and hear from speakers from across the nonprofit sectors. Regulatory and policy changes are examined as well as leadership, capacity building, advocacy, outcome measures, and fundraising strategy. 

BUS 305 Organizational Communication (4 Credits)

This course examines current methods and best practices for communicating in organizations. Topics include the communication process, business writing, presentation design and delivery, non-verbal communication, active listening, interpersonal skills, and employment communication. Special emphasis is placed on analyzing audiences, having clarity of purpose, and using proper format.
Offered as needed. 

BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organization Behavior (4 Credits)

Dynamics of individual and group behavior are explored, in addition to selected topics of entrepreneurship, technology, and strategic planning. Students are asked to view the internal workings of organizations as well as to consider organizations in a larger, more global context. Classic and modern texts are used.
Prerequisites: BUS 136, ACCT 210, and junior standing or by permission.

BUS 312 Leadership (3-4 Credits)

Reflects the growing interest in leadership and the leadership process. Students explore the topic from multiple perspectives. Theory and myths are confronted as students search for their own path and assess their own unique styles. Students will also conduct original research, including posing and testing hypotheses. 
Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher. 
Offered in alternate years.

BUS 313 Change Management (4 Credits)

This course provides students with the insight and methods necessary to effectively manage change in the workplace as well as navigate change in their personal lives. Course topics include innovation and technology change, employee resistance, visioning, change agents, and making change stick. Prerequisite: BUS 310 recommended.

BUS 333 Labor in the Global Economy (2-4 Credits)

How can business enterprise support sustainable and fair employment in a world of competitive, globalized markets? This course reflects upon initiatives within the labor-capital nexus to promote growth and development within national and international market systems, taking into consideration the promotion of social goods as well as economic returns.
Prerequisites: ECON 101, and MATH 111 or POLI 202 or PSYC 250 or SPA 210, or with permission.
Evaluation grade only.

BUS 343 Marketing Communications (3 Credits)

This course provides an integrated perspective on the process of communicating marketing messages to promote products, services, and events with their publics. Emphasis is placed on the synergies between the promotional elements (advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, publicity and sponsorship programs). Examines planning, programs and campaign themes, budgets, and evaluations. 
Prerequisite: BUS 136.

BUS 344 Brand Management (4 Credits)

This course is designed to enhance students’ marketing skills and understanding of specific marketing topics from a brand equity perspective. It is organized around the product and brand management decisions that must be made to build, measure, and manage brand equity. 
Prerequisite: BUS 136.

BUS 345 Digital Marketing Strategy (4 Credits)

Investigation of the theory and application of digital marketing strategies in a global economy. Students explore digital marketing across various platforms, their varied effects on consumer behavior, mechanisms for data analysis and effectiveness measurement, integration of digital marketing principles with firms strategic goals, and concerns over digital privacy.
Prerequisites: BUS 136, or permission of Chair.
Recommended: Any Statistics course.
Offered every year and as needed.
Numeric grade only.

BUS 351 GIS and Spatial Analysis of Organizations (4 Credits)

Offers an overview of GIS and spatial analysis practices applied to organizations. Focus on geographic information, location-based decision-making, spatial data, investment in and value of GIS, ethical considerations, and GIS strategies. Students learn through case studies and lab practices with spatial data.
Prerequisites: ECON 101, and SPA 110 or MATH 111, or POLI 202, or PSYC 250, or other approved statistics course, or permission of Department Chair.
Recommended: SPA 210.

BUS 363 Business in Film (3 Credits)

Students will embark on a guided journey of discovery that examines our perceptions of work, organizations, and cultures as influenced by film. Students will draw upon secondary research as well as class discussion to critically analyze the content and messages of the film. 

BUS 369 Special Topics in Business (2-4 Credits)

Reflection of various issues and trends in business. Topics vary from offering to offering. 
Prerequisite: by permission. May be repeated for degree credit given a different topic.

BUS 410 Organizational Consulting (2-4 Credits)

An advanced management class that places student teams in organizational settings solving real client challenges. Students use conventional and design thinking processes to develop strategy for connecting with stakeholders, improve operations, and collect research key to decision making. Students are needed from across the college to make this class a success.
Prerequisite: BUS 310 recommended.

BUS 430 Human Resource Management (4 Credits)

Within the framework of U.S. legislative policy, this course covers issues in workforce management. These include staffing, employment quality, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, as well as labor relations and global influences.
Prerequisite: Senior standing, or by permission. 

BUS 434 Applied Business Ethics (4 Credits)

Exploration of applied ethics in the business environment. Students will be introduced to the formal study of business ethics and then apply that knowledge to a variety of historical and contemporary case studies. 
Prerequisites: BUS 310, or BUS 410, or senior standing.

BUS 458 Business Policy and Strategy for Bachelor of Arts Majors (4 Credits)

Capstone course that incorporates student experiences in both Management and second major courses. The course examines the way organizations, including non-profits, develop their visions, direction, goals, strategies, and tactics. The emphasis is on the ways organizations develop and execute effective strategies and evaluate success. 
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

BUS 459 Business Policy and Strategy for Bachelor of Science Majors (4 Credits)

Capstone course requiring students to integrate their knowledge of finance, law, accounting, and organizational and behavioral studies, and apply these topics to the development of business strategies in national and global contexts.
Prerequisites: Senior standing.

BUS 469 Advanced Topics in Business (2-4 Credits)

Designed to reflect curriculum trends and issues. Continuation of select upper-division courses allowing students to pursue topics in business and accounting beyond one semester. 
Prerequisites: junior standing and by permission. May be repeated for degree credit, given a different topic, for up to 4 credits. 
Offered as needed. 
Numeric grade only. 

BUS 489 Business Administration Internship (1-3 Credits)

Internship and academic work under faculty direction.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.