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List and Catalog Descriptions of Management and General Business Courses ((Go to /academics/BUSINESS.asp to review the course outlines)

Business 10 - Business Law

Legal setting in which business operates, with emphasis on legal reasoning and resolution, contracts, torts, intellectual property, agency and employment law, partnerships and corporations.  4 hours.  

Business 12 - Introduction to Business

Survey of the private enterprise system and basic business concepts, business economics, types of business ownership, ethics, globalization, and organizational functions (management, marketing, accounting, and finance). 3 hours.

Business 14 - Business Communications

Theory and application of written and oral communications in a professional business environment:  organization of messages, editing for tone and polish, presentation techniques, meeting management, job search communications.  Strongly recommended:  Eligibility for English 1A.  3 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory.

Business 15 - Business English

Study of the English language from a business perspective, including grammar, punctuation, spelling, business vocabulary, and basic business document preparation.  Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 101B.  3 hours.

Business 16 - Business Mathematics

Mathematics to solve typical business problems including banking, simple interest, compound interest, installment sales, trade and cash discounts, markup percents, pricing, discounting notes and drafts, payroll, insurance, statistics, stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.  Strongly recommended:  Mathematics 105 or 105L (completed with a grade of "C" or higher).  3 hours.

Business 17 - Business Ethics

Past and current political, social and ethical behavior of big business in the American society.  Emphasis on the ethical responsibility of business toward customers, employees, stockholders, competitors, suppliers, government and the community at large.  Strongly recommended: Eligibility for English 1A/52A.  3 hours. 

Business 21 - Human Resources Management

Introduction to the management of human resources and an understanding of the impact and accountability to the organization in terms of human resource activities.  Global human resource strategies, social and organizational realities, legal implications affecting people at work, union/non-union practices, comparable work, employee compensations, benefits, and employee rights. 3 hours.

Business 22 - Introduction to Management

Principles and concepts of traditional management tasks, contemporary management challenges including human relations, diversity, quality, social responsibility and ethics, the global environment, human resource management, business communications, competitiveness, motivation, leadership and teamwork. 3 hours.

Business 23 - Business Strategy

Principles and concepts of strategic management, including analysis, formulation, and implementation of business strategies. 3 hours.

Business 26 - Small Business Management

Application of management principles to the selection, establishment, and operation of a small business.  Emphasis on the problems encountered by the small manufacturer or merchant.  Strongly recommended: Business 1A or Business 7. 3 hours.

Business 27 - Law for Small Businesses

Legal issues for the small business, with emphasis on credit and collections, consumer rights, taxes, e-commerce, property, and administrative law, and business liability insurance. 3 hours.  

Business 28 - Human Relations in the Workplace

Business concepts of individual, group, and organizational human behavior as they affect human relations, performance, and productivity within the workplace.  Strategies and techniques that influence interpersonal, administrative, and organizational communications and interactions among people.  3 hours.

Business 40 - International Business

Exploration of major factors involved in developing international trade. An overview of globalization, its impact on both Western and non-Western societies, theories of global trade, monetary environment, foreign market analysis, sociocultural forces, global ethics, global political and economic institutions, and international operations. Emphasis on current events in the global business environment. 3 hours

Business 42 - Green Business Practices

Practical projects and activities to increase profitability and efficiency by becoming more socially and environmentally responsible and responding to changing cultural, economic, competitive, and legal imperatives embedded within the "green" initiatives. 3 hours.

Business 50 Series classes

Business 70 - Health Care Financial Management

Overview of finance and accounting in health care organizations, including the financial structure of both for profit and non-profit healthcare organizations.  Particular emphasis on private and third party payment systems, reporting requirements, accounts receivable management, budgeting, and resource allocation.  Strongly recommended:  Business 7.  3 hours.  

Business 71 - Health Care Law

Survey of the unique legal issues in health care, including HIPAA (patient privacy laws and regulations), Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement requirements, negligence/malpractice issues, advance directives, and employment law for medical staff and independent contractors. 3 hours.  

Business 72 - Leadership of Health Care Organizations

Survey of key issues and effective management approaches in health care organizations, including organizational structure and governance, information technology, facilities and guest services, planning, marketing and strategy.  3 hours.  

Business 88 - Introduction to Project Management

Project management is the ability to define work efforts in terms of time, budget, and resource needs essential for business planning.  Covers the forms, tools, and processes to plan and manage these efforts both efficiently and effectively.  Strongly recommended: Computer Application Systems 50, Computer Application Systems 8, or Computer Science 8 AND Computer Application Systems 54A.  3 hours.

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