Business: Major in Business Department Courses
BUS 205 – Organizational Management, 4 credits. E. Organizational Management is a required course for the business minor. It is designed to provide a foundational knowledge of the management field and to help students develop their personal, interpersonal, and managerial skills. This development is fostered through skill assessment, learning, analysis, practice, and application. This course is not open to business majors.
BUS 210 – Ethics and Leadership, 4 credits. E. This course will focus on ethics and leadership within a variety of organizations (corporations, small business, government, non-profit, religious). Topics include ethical issues, corporate social responsibility, legal considerations, philosophical approaches, ethical decision-making and approaches to leadership.
BUS 220 – Principles of Accounting and Finance. 4 credits E. This foundational course introduces business minors to the basic accounting and finance knowledge used in a range of organizations. Common organizational activities, reports and constraints are examined. Students will gain an understanding of the complexities of using financial information to plan, evaluate and monitor performance.
BUS 250 – Pre-May Seminar, 2 to 4 credits.
BUS 262 – Introduction to Business Law, 4 credits. E. An examination of the legal environment of business through text materials and case study. Particular emphasis is given to the role of law in society, the law of contracts, sales law, the law of negotiable instruments and business organization.
BUS 300 – May Seminar, 4 credits. MS.
BUS 303 – Managerial Finance, 4 credits. E. A course designed to develop an understanding of the principles of financial management. It centers on the study of planning for the acquisition and utilization of funds by businesses in the economy. The tools and techniques used to analyze and implement these plans are emphasized. Prerequisites: ACCT 255 – Principles of Financial Accounting, ACCT 256 – Principles of Managerial Accounting and BUS 201 – Principles of Global Economics
BUS 304 – Investments, 2 credits. D. An overview of the investment setting and research methods, including: fundamental and technical analysis, market participation, and techniques for evaluating investment performance.
BUS 307 – U.S. Healthcare Delivery, 4 credits. E1. This course provides an overview of the United States healthcare system. The social, economic and political aspects of the system are analyzed as a whole, while also examining the major components of the system. Specific consideration is given to the challenges confronting the system including present and projected healthcare needs.
BUS 323 – Healthcare and Medical Needs, 2 credits. B1. This course identifies the healthcare and medical needs of the elderly and discusses interventions that may be made by the individual or an institution to address these needs. The course will differentiate between the aging process and the disease process and familiarize the participant with medical and pharmacological terminology.
BUS 328 – Information Uses in Health Care Organizations, 2 credits. B2. This course will investigate the role of health information in the healthcare delivery system. The course will review how health information is created, stored, manipulated, and reported. It will examine how health information is utilized in strategy formulation, in the assessment of clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction and as the basis for health policy decisions. Prerequisite: BUS 307 – U.S. Healthcare Delivery or consent of instructor
BUS 339 – Principles of Management, 3 credits. E. This course provides a foundation in the principles of management theory and practice. Topics explored include the classic management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. The course integrates the four major themes of the Offutt School of Business into appropriate modules throughout the course. These Include managerial ethics and social responsibility, the dynamic global business environment, leadership development and entrepreneurial perspective. Prerequisites: BUSN 201 – Principles of Global Economics, BUSN 262 – Global Legal Environment, BUSN 210 – Ethics and Leadership, ACCT 255 – Principles of Financial Accounting and ACCT 256 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUS 351 – Principles of Marketing, 4 credits. E. A general examination of the marketing process, including channels of marketing, promotional activities, advertising and public relations. Special attention is given to recent insights into marketing by sociology and psychology. Prerequisite: BUS 201 – Principles of Global Economics
BUS 352 – Selling Today, 2 credits. B2. Introduction to professional selling and its importance in today’s world economy. Course includes techniques, strategies and relationships for success in selling oneself, one’s ideas, products and/or services. Also stressed are professional, legal and ethical standards in the selling process.
BUS 363 – Marketing on the Internet, 2 credits. B4. This course addresses the new technological environment that marketers are facing by introducing strategic considerations related to technology and its implementation. The course explores the basics of marketing exchange utilizing the information highway, multimedia techniques, database marketing, interactive communications, and other e-business techniques. The course provides hands-on experience with relevant software.
BUS 376 – Public Health, 2 credits. B1. This course provides an overview of public health and the importance of public health activities carried out by government. It provides the student with the knowledge base to understand the public health issues confronting society today.
BUS 377 – Healthcare Law, 2 credits. B2. This course provides an overview of healthcare law and ethics to serve as a practical guide for future healthcare leaders. It will give students insight on how legal rulings and developments apply to healthcare and will help them develop a knowledge base of which types of situations can result in legal problems.
BUS 380 – Special Topics, 2 to 4 credits. D. Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department or program chair for more information.
BUS 386 – Nursing Facility Services, Programs and Issues, 4 credits. E2. This course will examine the day-to-day operation of a long-term care facility, focusing primarily on the nursing home. The governance, administrative and management structure of the nursing home will be reviewed, along with the operation of each department within the facility, including the responsibilities of the department managers. The course will investigate issues of cultural diversity and human relationships between and among employees, residents, and family members. Prerequisite: BUS 307 – U.S. Healthcare Delivery or consent of instructor
BUS 390 – Cooperative Education, 1 to 8 credits. E.
BUS 403 – International Finance, 4 credits. D. This course examines how firms deal with exchange rate uncertainty. We will investigate modern concepts and techniques of international corporate financial management. Study will include how interest rates and exchange rates are related and how firms can use derivatives and securities to control risk. Students will learn how firms can calculate their exposure to exchange risk and how such exposure can be reduced. This course will examine how multinational firms can deal with the challenges of capital controls and differential taxation regimes. Implications are drawn for multinational firms with respect to the use of traditional financial management techniques. Prerequisite: either BUS 303 – Managerial Finance or BUS 201 – Principles of Global Economics; and either MATH 121 – Calculus I or MATH 203 – Finite Mathematics
BUS 415 – Management Information Systems, 4 credits. E2. Introduction to management information systems, networks, telecommunications, information resource management, and related topics that support business decision-making. Prerequisites: CSC 104 – Software Applications for Business and ACCT 255 – Principles of Financial Accounting. Recommended: ACCT 256 – Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUS 426 – Strategic Management, 2 credits. E. A course that applies to the management of both for and not-for-profit enterprises, this course addresses the identification of mission; development of ethics plans and value statements; evaluation of economic environment; development of strategic goals; implementation of action plans; assessment of outcomes; and determination of a strategic plan cycle. This is the capstone course and should be taken in a student’s last semester.
BUS 439 – International Management, 4 credits. E2. This course is designed to familiarize students with international business and the global economy from a management perspective. The topics of globalization, global competitiveness, and the influence of the political, legal, socio-cultural, and technological environments will be examined extensively. The managerial challenges of organizing, planning, decision-making, and human resource management will be studied in the international context. Prerequisite: BUS 339 – Principles of Management
BUS 451 G – International Marketing, 4 credits. E2. This course is an analysis and examination of key concepts, and environmental and strategic issues involved in entering international markets and conducting marketing operations across borders. Attention will be focused upon identifying and evaluating international market opportunities, modifying marketing strategies and programs in response to market needs and constraints, and coordinating strategies in global markets. Prerequisite: BUS 351 – Principles of Marketing
BUS 453 – Consumer Behavior, 4 credits. A1. This course will examine the theoretical concepts underlying consumer behavior with the goal of understanding how these concepts are applied to the analysis of marketing problems. Since consumer behavior has interdisciplinary roots, principles and research from the social science (on topics including attention, perception, memory, motivation, attitudes, decision-making, learning, social influences, and culture) will be applied to marketing problems such as positioning, communication, and consumer satisfaction. Prerequisite: BUS 351 – Principles of Marketing. Recommended: PSYC 111 – Introductory Psychology
BUS 460, MATH 335, CSC 335 K – Operations Management/Research, 4 credits. E1. An introduction to the theory and practice of quantitative modeling and optimization, with applications to computer simulation and business resource management. Possible topics Include linear and nonlinear programming, network analysis, game theory, deterministic and probabilistic models. Prerequisite: consent of the instructor
BUS 463 – Marketing Research, 4 credits. A1. Marketing research is the function that links the consumer, customer, and public to the marketer through information. Information is used to identify and define marketing opportunities and problems; generate, refine, and evaluate marketing actions; monitor marketing performance; and improve our understanding of marketing as a process. Marketing research specifies the information required to address these issues; designs the method for collecting the information; manages and implements the data collection process; analyzes the results; and communicates the findings and their implications. Prerequisites: BUS 351 – Principles of Marketing and ECON 274 – Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
BUS 470 – Healthcare Financial Management, 3 credits. E2. This course will examine the theory, principles, concepts, and tools necessary to make financial management decisions in a healthcare setting. It will review the third-party reimbursement system, the impact that managed care has upon the delivery of healthcare services, and the role of government policy in the financing of healthcare services. Special attention will be given to the budget process and the analysis of financial statements of healthcare organizations. Prerequisite: ACCT 256 – Principles of Managerial Accounting and BUS 307 – U.S. Healthcare Delivery
BUS 475 – Healthcare Administration, 3 credits. E2. This course provides an overview of healthcare management from the perspective of healthcare operations. The course will look at strategic planning, performance improvement, information technology, financial management, management of healthcare professionals, and management of diversity in the healthcare industry. This will be done by assigned readings, presentations by current executives in the field, and team case study analysis. Prerequisite: BUS 307 – U.S. Healthcare Delivery
BUS 476 – Entrepreneurship, 4 credits. E1. This course covers topics basic to both private and social entrepreneurship. Topics addressed include personal and sociological characteristics of entrepreneurs; economic role; opportunity recognition; market plan and marketing; writing business plan; building pro forma financial statements; obtaining venture capital; obtain debt and other forms of financing; external assistance for start-ups and small business; legal and tax issues; intellectual property; franchising; managing a growing business; harvesting the venture; global entrepreneurship; core processes; and family owned business.
BUS 480 – Independent Study, 1 to 4 credits. D. This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth research of a particular topic under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Contact the department or program chair for more information.
BUS 486 – Long-Term Care Regulatory Management, 3 credits. E1. This course will examine the role of government regulation in the provision of long-term care services. Topics that are covered include federal and state regulations and the regulatory survey process; the assessment of resident quality of care and quality of life; third party reimbursement; health and safety codes; resident rights, guardianship and conservatorship; ethical issues; liability; negligence and malpractice. Prerequisite: BUS 307 – U.S. Healthcare Delivery or consent of instructor
BUS 490 Z – Healthcare Administration Practicum, 4 credits. S. This practicum consists of a 12-week experience in a healthcare facility during which the student is mentored by an executive, spends time in each of the facility departments and completes a major project for the facility. The student completes a paper summarizing his/her experience during the practicum. Prerequisite: BUSN 475 – Healthcare Administration and admission to certificate program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to participate.
BUS 491 Z – Healthcare Financial Management Practicum, 4 credits. S. This practicum consists of a 12-week experience in a healthcare facility during which the student is mentored by an executive, spends time in each of the facility departments and completes a major project for the facility. The student completes a paper summarizing his/her experience during the practicum. Prerequisite: BUSN 470 – Healthcare Financial Management and admission to certificate program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to participate.
BUS 492 Z – Practicum in Long-Term Care, 4 credits. D. This practicum consists of a 12-week experience in a healthcare facility during which the student is mentored by an executive, spends time in each of the facility departments and completes a major project for the facility. The student completes a paper summarizing his/her experience during the practicum. Prerequisite: BUS 386 – Nursing Facility Services, Programs and Issues and admission to certificate program. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 to participate.
Business Courses – Offered beginning fall 2013
BUSN 310 – Global Supply Chain Management, 3 credits. E2. Global supply chain operating concepts (materials and logistics management) are presented. The dynamic nature of supply chain management for goods and services that impact the global economy is emphasized. Students gain a perspective about inventory operations, distribution, sourcing and procurement systems, postponement, and logistics management within a global context. Prerequisites: BUS 201, BUS 210, BUS 262, ACCT 256, CSC 104 and ECON 274
BUSN 341 – Human Resource Management, 3 credits. E. This course examines the role of human resource management as a strategic partner in for-profit, non-profit, and governmental organizations. Key functions such as planning, staffing, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, labor relations and legal compliance will be examined, with an emphasis on best practices. The implications of legal, ethical, and global contexts and current workforce issues are analyzed. Prerequisite: BUS 339 – Principles of Management
BUSN 404 – Security and Portfolio Analysis, 4 credits. E2. This course examines both the process of portfolio construction and portfolio management, covers the topic of the mathematics of valuation and risk and develops the science of portfolio diversification. Portfolio protection is covered. Managerial tools like security screening, revision of the equity and debt portfolio, and performance evaluation are covered. Prerequisite: BUSN 303 – Managerial Finance
BUSN 420 – Advanced Corporate Finance, 3 credits. E2. This course serves as the finance discipline capstone. This course follows BUSN 303 – Managerial Finance, and provides an in-depth examination of the following topics: financial forecasting cost of capital, value-based management, project valuation, cash flow estimation, capital structure decisions, payout policy, raising capital for fixed investment, and working capital management. Prerequisite: BUSN 303 –Managerial Finance
BUSN 440 – Organizational Behavior, 3 credits, E. Organizational Behavior is an interdisciplinary field of study that investigates human behavior at the Individual, group, and institutional levels and applies that knowledge to help people be more productive and satisfied in organizations. Topic areas include values and attitudes, motivation, perception, personality, stress and change, decision making, leadership and influence. Students will receive extensive exposure to the theories and research methodologies of Organizational Behavior as well as application of those theories. Prerequisite: BUS 339 – Principles of Management
BUSN 462 – Leadership: Theory and Application, 3 credits. D. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive view of the nature and practice of leadership. Among the topics explored are historical, philosophical and theoretical foundations; ethics and values; power and influence; conflict management; and effective leadership in formal organizations. Prerequisite: Prerequisite: BUS 339 – Principles of Management