Business (BUS) Courses

Descriptions of courses offered in the College of Business

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, summer semesters

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. Prerequisite: MTH 1113.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 3013 Research and Statistical Concepts

Three hours

Focus is primarily on qualitative methods. Includes the development of a research project utilizing the appropriate research methods and conceptual statistical analyses. Offered in online and hybrid formats.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 3113 Spreadsheet Analytics

Three hours

Practice in using Microsoft Excel for various business applications. Emphasis will be placed on creating schedules, producing reports using pivot tables and graphs, and generating and updating macros through basic Visual coding. Offered in online and hybrid formats. Prerequisite: BUS 2193 or BUS 3013.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 4223 Production and Operations

Three hours

Focuses on types of production systems, forecasting, allocating resources, designing products and services, and assuring quality. An understanding of the operational practices and functions used to obtain optimal utilization of production factors and business resources with emphasis on quantitative analysis in planning, controlling, and decision-making. The scope of this course includes applications for manufacturing and non-manufacturing organizations. Prerequisite: BUS 2193.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 4253 Business Law and Ethics

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. Emphasis on organizational ethics and compliance.

Offered spring, summer semesters

BUS 4433 Critical Analysis and Reasoning

Three hours

Development of purposeful, unbiased analysis of evidence to arrive at logical and reasonable conclusions using various methods introduced and practiced in the course. Offered in online and hybrid formats.

Offered fall semester

BUS 4973 BA Integration and Applied Learning Capstone

Three hours

Synthesizes the knowledge and skills learned throughout this program. This experience may be, but is not limited to, a guided project (i.e., designing a new organization, analyzing an existing major economic or operations problem/opportunity and recommending solutions through a presentation and report. Prerequisite: senior standing.

Offered fall, spring 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 to be taken after student has completed 80 hours of course work.

Offered fall, spring semesters

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