Business (BUS) courses
BUS 135 Introduction to Business
A survey of business which includes an evaluation of the social and economic environment in which it operates, followed by a look at business organization, management, finance, accounting, production, marketing, insurance, law, and data processing. Designed to serve three groups of students--those majoring in other departments who would like to develop a broad understanding of business through a single course; those who are undecided about a major and would like to explore business as a possibility; and those freshman planning a major in some area of business who would like a broad understanding of business in order to make a specific selection of their major. A declared major in the College of Business Administration who has accumulated more than 30 semester hours of credit at the time of enrollment in the course will not receive credit for the course.
BUS 170 Business and Professional Ethics
An introduction to ethics focusing on traditional ethical theory and practical application to contemporary issues faced by professionals. Through this course, students will examine the importance of developing an ethical structure prior to facing an ethical dilemma in the professional environment.
BUS 180 Associate Professional Human Resources (aPHR)
This course provides an introduction to key principles, policies, and practices of human resource management, with a focus on understanding the tactical and operational tasks related to workforce management and the human sources function. This course prepares students for the Associate Professional Human Resources (aPHR) certification exam.
BUS 200 Topics in General Business
A variable content course with topics that can change from semester to semester. Topics are identified by title in the schedule of classes. Examples are "Personal Budgeting, Residential Home Construction, Insurance for the Family, Personal Credit Management, and Business Ethics." May be repeated to a total of 5 hours.
BUS 280 Professional Human Resources/Senior Professional Human Resources (PHR/SPHR)
This course provides extensive information on all roles and responsibilities of the human resources function. In addition to providing exposure and awareness of those guidelines and concepts, the course will focus on helping participants develop the critical thinking skills necessary to solve complex and multi-dimensional human resource management problems. This course prepares students for the Professional Human Resources (PHR) or the Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification exams.
BUS 297 International BusinessPrerequisite(s): ENG 110, COM 115 and completion of 40 credit hours.
International and cross-cultural study of business decisions, markets, and enterprises, globalization of industries, international business transactions and strategies, international monetary system and currency issues, and international economic policies and issues. This course also includes an instructional component on basic concepts of financial literacy, responsible planning and necessary financial skills. Students must submit a portfolio in this course. International/Intercultural component. Meets the capstone requirement for the AAS degrees in Business, Computer Technology, Computer Graphics and Programming, Enology, Entrepreneurship, General Agriculture, General Technology, and Viticulture.