Course Descriptions



Introduction to Computers

Credit(s): 3

This course is the study of computer systems and applications. This course includes computer terminology, an introduction to computer hardware, application and system software, and Internet concepts. It also includes societal issues and concerns of security, privacy, computer crime, and viruses. Lecture: 3 hours per week


Introduction to Business

Credit(s): 3

This course is an introductory overview of the organization, functions, and activities of business in contemporary society. Emphasis is placed on the terminology necessary to understanding business principles and practices. This course also includes an exploration of business environments, human resources, management, marketing management, finance, management information tools, and international marketing. Focus is on critical factors essential to understanding the interdependence between different facets of business operations. This course is useful for those who are considering a career in business or who want an overview of what the study of business encompasses. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Recommended: MATH-025


Personal Finance

Credit(s): 1

This course is designed to empower students to analyze and develop their own personal financial plan. Students will be challenged to develop solid financial management skills through effective tax and savings strategies. Various financing options for large purchases such as automobiles and housing will also be discussed, along with developing techniques for controlling consumer credit. Students will learn how to evaluate different insurance options including life, health, and disability insurance. This course will also include some basic stock market strategies, including the choice to invest in stocks, mutual funds, or bonds. Lecture: 15 hours


Principles of Management

Credit(s): 3

This course is designed to provide an overview of theories and practices of management. Topic areas include the evolution and scope of management and the universal functions of management including planning, organizing, directing, staffing, controlling, coordinating, and delegating. Emphasis is also placed on the art of negotiating, leadership skills, team performance and productivity, and creative problem solving. This course fosters an awareness of the operational skills and administrative activities of managers, and it also helps in upgrading management skills. Lecture: 3 hours per week


Principles of Marketing

Credit(s): 3

This is an introductory course designed to provide an overview of marketing segments and environments, and marketing mixes. Issues relating to product, promotion, pricing, and distribution are discussed. This course promotes an awareness of the operational and administrative activities of marketing managers; it also helps in upgrading marketing skills. This is a required course in the Resort/Recreation Management program. Prior completion of other courses is not required. Lecture: 3 hours per week


Ethical Conduct in Business

Credit(s): 3

This course introduces basic business ethical concepts, principles, and examples. Topics focus on solving moral dilemmas and introduce the stakeholder and issues management methods as a strategic and practical way for applying ethical reasoning in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on establishing solid decision criteria, moral creativity, and responsibility in ethical reasoning. This course also fosters an awareness of corporate responsibility in advertising, product safety and liability, and the environment. Timely ethical issues such as globalization, discrimination, sexual harassment, and whistle-blowing will be discussed as they relate to the workplace. Lecture: 3 hours per week


Computer Systems & Business Applications

Credit(s): 3

This course provides applied instruction using computer systems and Microsoft Office suite application software within the business environment. The course includes both lecture and hands-on learning and emphasizes practical concepts of file management; the creation of documents using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software; use of the Internet to access and retrieve data; and how various software components work together efficiently and effectively. This course is based on hardware and software that uses the Windows operating system. Lecture: 3 hours per week
Prerequisites: MATH-025 or an appropriate score on a placement test: COMPASS Algebra 46; MMT 30; ACT Math 20; or SAT Math 470
Recommended: BUSA-100 or CS-100


Legal Environment of Business

Credit(s): 3

This course provides an introduction to the areas of law including contracts and torts which apply most closely to businesses. Lecture/Lab: 3 hours per week


Statistical Inference and Decision Analysis

Credit(s): 4

This course is an introduction to statistical methods used to describe and analyze data. It emphasizes recognizing types of problems and their solutions, and provides the student with an understanding of probability, decision theory, confidence intervals, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, and nonparametric techniques. This course is a required course in the Business Administration program. Credit is not allowed for both BUSA-271 and BUSA-251 or MATH-253. Lecture/Lab: 4 hours per week
Prerequisites: MATH-130, MATH-143, or MATH-147 or an appropriate score on a placement test: COMPASS Algebra 62; MMT 40; ACT Math 24; or SAT Math 550