The General Business Emphasis gives students a broad, comprehensive business education which will prepare them to enter employment in a wide range of management positions in private, government or non-profit organizations. This program is designed for both working professionals that want to hone their skills or gain new insight with vital and specialized knowledge and students that want to enter the job force immediately after graduation. Graduates of this program will be equipped with managerial skills for entry-level or middle management positions in organizations of varying sizes and ranges of operations.
National trends reflect an increased need for these graduates throughout the next decade. Specialized management skills will be more in demand as down-sizing and restructuring continues in most major organizations. U.S. Department of Labor statistics report continued growth through the 21st century.
ACCT 2103 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
Covers the accounting process and principles of accrual accounting. The study of financial statements and the information required for their preparation.
BUS 1011 BUSINESS ETHICS
A study of contemporary and classical views relating to moral judgments and conduct within the business environments.
BUS 2003 SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
Focuses on the experiences and problems faced by those who go into business for themselves. Looks at problems of organizing and managing individually owned businesses including location, securing capital, records, personnel and sales promotion. Prerequisite: MGMT 2103.
BUS 2113 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
Includes effective communication strategy, effective report presentation (both written and oral), effective summarizing skills and analytical reasoning skills. Focuses on the dynamics, qualities, functions and methods of administrative communication; problems and practices of preparing effective material. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113
BUS 2333 BUSINESS LAW
An introduction to the principles of law in relation to business. Topics include law of contracts, law of agency, law of property and sales and negotiable instruments. Special attention is given to practical business problems and their legal implications.
*CIS 1113 COMPUTER CONCEPTS WITH APPLICATIONS
Provides students with an introduction to concepts and applications of the personal computer in business. Topics include spreadsheets, databases, word processing, ethics, vocabulary, Internet skills and file system management. Theory and hands-on computer instruction is included. Prerequisite: READ 0033 or [R].
*CIS 1503 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS-MS OFFICE
Familiarizes the student with fundamental terminology and concepts of microcomputers, their operating systems and disk management, as well as major production applications including word processing, spreadsheets, data base management systems, and may include graphics, data communications and desktop publishing. Familiarity with computer keyboard is recommended. Hands on computer instruction.
*CIS 2363 DATABASE DESIGN
Provides students with basic knowledge of database planning, design and implementation. Exercises will take the student through database planning, design and construction, implementation and maintenance. Prerequisite: CIS 1113.
ECON 2013 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS
A study of the functioning and current problems of the aggregate economy; determination and analysis of rational income, employment, inflation and stabilization monetary and fiscal policy and aspects of international interdependence. Prerequisite: math proficiency is suggested.
MGMT 1313 STRESS MANAGEMENT
Management of activities, rather than doing activities, stresses relationships between goals and activities. Discusses the balance between personal and professional life.
MGMT 2103 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
An introductory course presenting the basic concepts and practices of management, both private and public. Topics include historical development of management; basic definitions and philosophy; fundamentals managerial functions, including planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling; current trends in management; possible future developments in organization and administration.
MGMT 2143 LEADERSHIP
A study of organizations and the effective use of power and authority to motivate, lead and influence people. Course discusses the historical view of leadership, situational leadership, influence of organizational climate on leadership styles and current and future trends affecting leadership. Prerequisite: MGMT 2103.
MGMT 2913 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
Covers the structure of organizations and dynamics of behavior within organizations. Topics include job design, perception, communication, decision-making, motivation, groups, leadership and organizational change and effectiveness. Prerequisite: MGMT 2103.
MATH 1413 GENERAL COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (A)
Topics from set theory, probability, statistics, algebra, number systems and math applications. Not preparatory for subsequent math courses. Satisfactory placement scores are required or students must have completed MATH 0213 with a grade of “C” or better. Prerequisite: [R] MATH 0213.
MKT 2273 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
Focuses on the relationship between the organization and its customers and the other members of the channel of distribution. Introduces students to the marketing function of an organization, the environmental factors influencing marketing decisions, the discovery of market opportunities, the development of marketing strategy and the development of marketing programs.
MKT 2643 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
A study of various methods and procedures for use by individuals, groups or organizations to improve their image, communicationsand relationships with their public. Builds on a rigorous base of consumer psychology and then focuses on public relations and communication in relation to the overall promotional mix. Prerequisite: MKT 2273.