BUS (Business Administration)

 

 

BUS 1123 Business Communication

Three hours

Development of professional communication skills, both written and oral, in business. Includes mechanics, techniques, and psychological principles of effective business communications with emphasis on contemporary communication technologies. Prerequisite: EGL 1013.

Offered spring semester

 

BUS 2113 Financial Spreadsheet Applications

Three hours

Practice in using spreadsheets for accounting and financial applications. Emphasizes creating schedules, financial modeling, generating macros, and producing reports. Prerequisite: ATG 1163 or 2173.

Offered spring semester

 

BUS 2153 Financial Mathematics

Three hours

A study of mathematical tools and models used for time-value of money calculations.  Topics include simple interest, compound interest, annuities, debt extinction, and bond pricing.  Prerequisite: MTH 1113 or consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester

 

BUS 2193 Business Statistics

Three hours

A study of statistical theory as it applies in business settings.  Topics include probability, distributions, descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, non-parametric methods, ANOVA, and statistical quality control.  Meets the Mathematics requirement of the Core Curriculum. Prerequisite: MTH 1113 or consent of instructor.

Offered spring semester

 

BUS 3123 Developing Applications with Access

Three hours

Practice in developing applications for managing information with Microsoft Access. Specific activities include creating and maintaining electronic files, forms, sorts, reports, queries, and writing macros and procedures. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Offered fall semester

 

BUS 3153 Applied Business Ethics

Three hours

An integrated set of activities designed to raise student awareness of real-life business moral dilemmas while gaining practical experience in the implementation and operation of business ethics programs and departments. Students write business cases, draft corporate codes of conduct, and study cases and laws related to corporate governance. Students interact with business ethics professionals and The Soderquist Center for Leadership and Ethics. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Offered each semester

 

BUS 3993 Internship

Three hours

Supervised learning involving field experience in a business firm. To be taken during the summer after the junior year. Arrangements for taking the course must be made with the intern coordinator in the spring of the junior year and completed during the fall semester of the senior year. This course is available only to students who are majoring in a degree program of the Department of Business. (Same as ATG 3993.) Prerequisite: junior standing.

Offered fall semester

 

BUS 4131, 4132, 4133 Selected Topics

One to three hours

A course offering students opportunities to study subjects of special interest. May be offered on a group basis in a classroom setting or as independent study under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

 

BUS 4143 Business Law

Three hours

Basic legal principles that govern modern business transactions. Topics include contracts, real and personal property, agencies, employment, business formation, and Uniform Commercial Code. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Offered fall semester

 

BUS 4173 Business Finance

Three hours

Study of decision-making techniques involving working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing, and dividend policy. Prerequisites: ATG 2183 or 1163, BUS 2153, and ECN 2123.

Offered fall semester

 

BUS 4993 Strategic Management

Three hours

An integrative study of business strategy and policy involving the creation and presentation of a formal business plan.  This is a capstone course open only to seniors in the Department of Business and should be taken during the student's final fall semester at the university. All traditional undergraduate business students are required to take the on-ground Strategic Management course. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester