Business Courses
BUS 10 - Business Law
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will accurately utilize key business law terminology
  2. Students will be able to recognize key legal issues.
  3. Students are able to articulate the business impact of legal issues.
  4. Students demonstrate proficiency in information literacy.
  5. Students demonstrate critical thinking skills.


BUS 11 - Govermental and Nonprofit Accounting
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Develop competency by applying fund accounting principles to the recording of monetary transactions of state and local government in accordance with the standards set by the Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB)
  2. Develop critical thinking by analyzing and interpreting financial information of state and local government and nonprofit organizations.
  3. Students will be able to explain the characteristics of governmental and other nonprofit organizations.


BUS 12 - Introduction to Business
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1.  Students will be able to distinguish between ethical and unethical business practices.
  2. Students will be able to define the accounting cycle, general ledger, general journal, and financial statements.
  3. Students will be able to list and describe the functions of a typical business enterprise


BUS 138 - Business English Skills
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to compose grammatically correct emails and business letters.
  2. Students will be able to edit a “casual” email to make it business-appropriate.


BUS 14 - Business Communications
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will analyze a typical business problem and prepare an appropriate written response.
  2. Student will be able to demonstrate proficency in two-way verbal, non-verbal, and written or electronic communications
  3. Students will demonstrate job search and interviewing skills for use in the business environment.


BUS 15 - Business English
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students can deliver effective and informative written communications following proper business formats.
  2. Students can identify and understand the different parts of speech.
  3. Students can properly utilize the different parts of speech in different types of communication.


BUS 16 - Business Mathematics
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will be able to calculate principal, interest, maturity value, interest rate or time of a compound interest investment
  2. Students will be able to calculate gross payroll, employer and employee taxes.
  3. Students will be able to understand and evaluate basic financial statements.


BUS 19 - Business Statistics
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Analyze mathematical problems critically using logical methodology.
  2. Communicate mathematical ideas, understand definitions, interpret concepts, and write descriptions and recommendations.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of inferential statistics.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of data analysis and make business recommendations.


BUS 1A - Financial Accounting
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Journalize and post transactions for corporations.
  2. Adjust, close and prepare corporate financial statements.
  3. Analyze financial statements of corporate form of business.


BUS 1B - Managerial Accounting
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Compute and analyze product cost using job order costing system.
  2. Compute and analyze product cost using process costing system.
  3. Prepare and analyze statement of cash flows for corporations.


BUS 20 - Law and Society
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Critically analyze a landmark Supreme Court case.
  2. Explain the interactions of law, society and historical context
  3. Accurately utilize key legal terminology


BUS 21 - Human Resource Management
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to discuss and analyze various compensation and benefits packages.
  2. Students will be able to identify the proper procedures to hire, terminate, and discipline employees.
  3. Students will be able to use job's workflow analysis to prepare a job description and job specification


BUS 22 - Introduction to Management
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Ability to prepare effective situational and/or behavioral job interview questions.
  2. Students will be able to apply motivation theories to enable a company to attract, develop, and retain motivated workforce
  3. Students will be able to determine four managerial functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.


BUS 26 - Small Business Management
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will analyze the relationship between the various stakeholders of a small business (employees, customers, owners, and financial backers) and how they interact to play a role in the success of the business.
  2. Students will be able to develop a plan for the establishment of a new small business
  3. Students will identify the necessary skills needed to manage a small business.
  4. Students will study and analyze various business records to determine the viability of the business and make recommendations for change.
  5. Students will use operations management to analyze a small business using case studies and recommend change and or improvements to the management.


BUS 28 - Human Relations in the Workplace
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify the impact of individual, group, and organizational human behaviors/communications on specific real-life scenarios.
  2. Identify different leadership and management models and styles in order to respond appropriately with them in different situations.
  3. Apply the communication concepts in order to improve processes.


BUS 2A - Intermediate Accounting I
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to record financial transactions using the most appropriate method according to current GAAP.
  2. Students will be able to account for and analyze various receivables including valuation, disposition by sale with and without recourse, and financial statement presentation.
  3. Students will be able to account for inventory using various methods including dollar-value LIFO and estimation.
  4. Students will be able to prepare and analyze expanded income statement, classified balance sheet, and cash flow statement.


BUS 2B - Intermediate Accounting II
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Describe the nature, valuation, and reporting requirements for current liabilities, bonds, and notes.
  2. Identify the classifications of debt securities and equity securities and explain the accounting treatment for each classification.
  3. Identify the types of pension plans/post-retirement benefits and describe the reporting requirements.
  4. Understand the revenue recognition process and describe the disclosure requirements.
  5. Identify differences in financial income and taxable income and summarize the GAAP financial statement implications of corporate income tax.
  6. Describe and record entries related to the issuance of stock, payment of dividends, and reacquisition of shares.
  7. Describe the format of the statement of cash flows under the direct and indirect methods and identify the classification of cash flows.


BUS 32 - Retail Store Management
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Compare and contrast the basic requirements for success in retailing at entry level, mid-management and management positions.
  2. Identify and describe the different types of retailers found in today's marketplace.
  3. Recognize and identify the essential elements of retail management, such as store type, pricing, logistics, human resources, marketing and promotion; and articulate the relationship between these elements as it relates to retail management.
  4. Students will be able to learn and apply the staffing function of a retail store business.


BUS 34 - Introduction to Advertising
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will be able to evaluate campaigns and individual advertisements from the standpoint of the seller, buyer, and the creator of advertising
  2. Students will be able to define the procedures and considerations in development of an advertising campaign from initial research to final evaluation.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate economic, social and regulatory impacts of advertising.


BUS 36 - Introduction to Marketing
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Critically evaluate marketing campaigns for legal and ethical standards.
  2. Critically evaluate their own purchasing decisions, and the influence of marketing on those decisions.
  3. Develop a viable product, promotion, and placement strategy for a new product or service.
  4. Identify, describe, and analyze an appropriate target market for a product or service.
  5. Develop a viable marketing strategy for the product offer, promotion, placement and pricing of a product or service.


BUS 3A - Taxation of Individuals
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will be able to prepare basic income tax forms for individual federal and California taxes.
  2. Student will be able to select and complete appropriate federal tax forms for individuals including supporting forms and schedules.
  3. Students are able to analyze a variety of common situations to determine if a federal tax return is required.


BUS 3B - Taxation of Business Entities
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Define and describe the various types of taxable business entities and identify fundamental differences in their tax characteristics.
  2. Identify the reporting requirements for corporations and compute a corporation's taxable income and regular tax liability.
  3. Describe the cost recovery methods, including depreciation, amortization, and depletion and calculate the corresponding expense.


BUS 4 - Cost Accounting
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to allocate common costs using both single and dual-rate allocation systems.
  2. Students will be able to compute and analyze variances in a standard cost system.
  3. Students will be able to use both average and FIFO methods to assign costs to products in a process cost system.


BUS 40 - International Business
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Assess an attractiveness of a specific national market (one's choice) for potential foreign investments.
  2. Assess a current economic situation of a country of one's choice.
  3. Students will be able to compare and contrast advantages and disadvantages of globalization as a trend toward the interdependent world.
  4. Students will be able to describe the major forces affecting globalization and their impact on various elements of world society.


BUS 42 - Green Business Practices
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Develop competency in completing a green business plan for an organization.
  2. Develop Critical Thinking Skills by Analyze the impact of legislation on the current business environment.
  3. Students will be able to apply research methods to gain information about improving environmental performance and efficiency.


BUS 43 - Personal Financial Planning
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will be able to apply the risk management process to adress the risks of property and liability risk
  2. Student will be able to compare the common types of consumer credit including credit cards and installment loans
  3. Students will be able to develop a written personal financial plan
  4. Students will be able to list and define the tools of monetary asset management and identify the types of financial services firms that provide those tools.


BUS 44 - Introduction to Investments
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will be able to conduct company analysis for investment purposes.
  2. Student will be able to create an investment portfolio for an individual.
  3. Student will be able to demonstrate comprehension of common investment terms


BUS 45 - Green and Socially Responsible Investing
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate understanding of corporate and social responsibility and its intended impact on a society and its citizens.
  2. Identify attributes associated with companies pursuing “green or sustainable” business models.
  3. Create investment portfolios that measure social impacts along with traditional return on investment.


BUS 5 - Auditing
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students can describe professional auditing standards and appropriate audit procedures.
  2. Students can list components of the auditing process.
  3. Students can identify conditions that might lead to management and employee fraud.


BUS 50A - Skills for Supervisors
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will learn adequate supervisory skills as they relate to motivation, monitoring employees, and resolving issues.


BUS 50B - Business Etiquette and Professionalism
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to recognize and demonstrate the essential elements of proper business etiquette.


BUS 50C - Interviewing for Success
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to respond to a series of common interview questions.
  2. Students will develop, improve, and practice their interviewing skills.


BUS 50D - Resumes and Job Application Letters
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Upon completion of this class, students will be able to write a clear, correctly formatted and well organized cover letter with no errors in mechanics, usage, grammar, or spelling.


BUS 50F - Developing a Business Plan
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to recognize, identify and articulate the essential elements of a business plan and will be able to create a business plan that includes these essential elements.


BUS 50G - Negotiating Skills
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to select and apply appropriate negotiate strategies and styles in a variety of settings...


BUS 50J - Time Management Skills
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to manage time in academic and business related situations
  2. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to create a time line.
  3. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to provide a strategy to avoid procrastination.
  4. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to set a viable goal & goal steps.


BUS 50K - Listening Skills
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate appropriate, effective listening behaviors in a variety of contexts (e.g. in interpersonal relationships and professional settings).


BUS 50L - Careers in Business
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will explore business careers based on their skills, interest, education, and experience.


BUS 50M - Workplace Diversity
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will understand and value the importance of diversity in the workplace.


BUS 50N - Dealing with Difficult People
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to identify the sources of difficult behavior and implement strategies for preventing and dealing with the different types of such behavior


BUS 50P - Quality Customer Service
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to learn and apply techniques and tools to understand customer expectations.
  2. Students will use effective strategies to deal with customers from various industries.


BUS 6 - Accounting Ethics
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Interpret the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct and apply the various components to audit/attest engagements.
  2. Explain the roles and responsibilities of auditors and describe their obligation in identifying financial statement fraud.
  3. Define and apply the principles of independence, conflicts of interest, and confidentiality.


BUS 7 - Accounting for Small Business
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Develop competency in creating the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of owners equity
  2. Develop critical thinking by preparing and analyzing financial statements for merchandising firms
  3. Students will be able to record transactions in journal and ledger for a sole proprietorship business


BUS 70 - Health Care Financial Management
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able perform a break-even analysis and calculate the correct number of diagnostic tests to achieve a break even point in both quantity and in dollars.
  2. Students will be able to analyze a health care financial problem and make appropriate calculations to solve the problem permanently.
  3. Students will be able to differentiate between a third-party payer system from a direct-pay or self-pay system and make calculations to determine the most beneficial revenue source.
  4. Students will be articulate key differences between health care financial systems and those of other types of business organizations.


BUS 71 - Health Care Law
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to evaluate and formulate legally sound solutions to legal issues they may confront in their careers in health care management.
  2. Students will be able to evaluate and formulate practical solutions to key negligence, employment, contract, privacy, self-determination, health care fraud, and/or informed consent laws they may confront in their health care law careers.
  3. Students will be able to write legal documents that analyze legal issues.


BUS 72 - Leadership of Health Care Organizations
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Analyze and formulate solutions to the unique issues facing health care organization leaders.
  2. Define the key issues and effective management approaches in health care organization.
  3. Define the role of community health to the health care management.


BUS 8 - Payroll Accounting
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Complete a company's payroll processing followed by quarterly and annual reports
  2. Complete form 940-Employer's annual federal unemployment tax return.
  3. Complete form 941-Employer's quarterly federal tax return


BUS 88 - Introduction to Project Management
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create a Gantt chart.
  2. Create a Network Diagram.
  3. Analyze Critical Path.


BUS 89 - Project Planning, Scheduling and Control
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create a project budget.
  2. Create a risk management plan.
  3. Create a change management plan.


BUS 92 - Excel Spreadsheets for Accounting
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Utilize Excel to complete Accounting Cycle.
  2. Calculate depreciation and inventory using Excel formulas and tables.


BUS 93 - QuickBooks
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Students will be able to use QuickBooks to prepare reports for a small business.
  2. Students will be able to use QuickBooks to enter data accurately for a small business.


BUS 94 - MS Project Fundamentals
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Complete a Microsoft Project Plan through Estimation and Baseline.


BUS 95 - Work Experience
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will be able to demonstrate enhanced employment skills through the establishment and achievement of performance goals.
  2. Identify and apply job skills, aptitudes, and attributes that will enable the students to be successful in the workplace as evidenced by meeting the students learning outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to create, edit, and publish a current resume that includes the work-based learning experience.


BUS 96 - Work Experience Seminar
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will be able to define the effect of interpersonal relations on job performance.


BUS 97 - Project Management Certification Exam Preparation
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)


ENTR 1 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will be able to assess or identify their readiness/ability/aptitude for entrepreneurship.
  2. Student will be able to verbally articulate the value proposition of an Entrepreneurial venture.
  3. Student will have an understanding of how Entrepreneurship can impact their lives and society.


ENTR 15 - The Elevator Pitch
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will have the skills necessary to identify and assess a viable business opportunity.


ENTR 16 - Making the Pitch
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Demonstrate key entrepreneurial leadership qualities.
  2. Explain key strategies for growth of a new business.


ENTR 20 - Marketing for Entrepreneurs
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Assess the value of new media tools (social networks, websites, internet searches), and be able to select and utilize appropriate tools for a specific business
  2. Assess the value of traditional local promotional tools, and be able to select and utilize appropriate tools for a specific business


ENTR 30 - The Business Plan
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Student will be able to evaluate a business plan to determine if it is complete and of investment grade.
  2. Student will demonstrate the ability to collect primary and secondary research and present the findings verbally.
  3. Student will demonstrate the ability to write an investment grade business plan using third party software.
  4. Student will determine the competitiveness of their business versus direct competitors by creating a competitive matrix.


ENTR 40 - Business Incubation and Launch
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Create a new venture creation implementation plan.
  2. Identify and implement an appropriate legal structure for a new business.
  3. Define key milestones to implementing a new business plan.
  4. Present achievements versus the implementation plan to a team of business consultants.


ENTR 5 - The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)
  1. Identify similar traits of entrepreneurs throughout history.
  2. Evaluate the role of culture and political and legal structures on entrepreneurship journeys.
  3. Describe the impact of entrepreneurs on political change, economic development, and lowering of class and gender barriers.


ENTR 9901 - Making the Pitch
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)


ENTR 9915 - The Elevator Pitch
Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)