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BUS101 - Introduction to Business
Course introduces students to the study of business. Content includes issues and topics related to business and economics in the United States and globally; business careers; key components of a business plan; and the ethical, legal, and social responsibilities of business. Recommended: Placement in EGL 101; hands-on experience using word processing, the Internet, and e-mail.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BUS107 - Business Ethics
Course investigates moral issues which arise in the conduct of business, marketing and advertising. Of value for business students and consumers. Topics include corporate responsibility and social justice, conflicts of interest, environmental issues, problems of discrimination, and the rights of employees and consumers. Students cannot get credit for both PHL 107 and BUS 107.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BUS110 - Personal Finance
Course presents overview of personal and family financial planning. Topics focus on financial record-keeping, planning one’s spending, consumer credit, tax planning, making buying decisions, purchasing insurance, selecting investments, and retirement and estate planning.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BUS221 - Business Law
Course introduces business law. Content includes the basic law of contracts, sales and bailments; case method and problems illustrate legal problems affecting business contracts; development of common law as modified by the UniformCommercial Code.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BUS222 - Business Law
Course studies law of negotiable instruments under the Uniform Commercial Code. Content includes agencies, partnerships and corporations, with focus on case method and problem solving techniques. Recommended: BUS 221.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BUS225 - The Legal Environment of Business
Course presents deeper understanding of current business organization. Topic focus is on role of the federal government in balancing rights of the individual and business in a free enterprise system within framework of the U. S. Constitution.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BUS230 - Principles of Finance
Course examines financial principles. Content includes proper buying, saving, investing and borrowing of monetary funds and financial assets to maximize the enterprise’s profit, while minimizing the risk of insolvency; fixed and working capital requirements, and the source of such funds.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 0)

BUS249 - Introduction to ERP Systems
Must be copied below for new courses or revised course descriptions, and must match what is written in the generic course syllabus. Course introduces SAP, Enterprise Resource Planning. The course is intended to explain how the fundamental business processes interact within an ERP system in the functional areas of; sales and distribution, materials management, production planning, financial accounting, controlling, and human resource management. Students may not receive credit in both BUS249 and CIS249.Prerequisite: Successful completion of CIS 201 or CIS 203 or instructor consent. Recommended: Hands-on experience using Windows software and keyboarding skills
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 2)
Fee: $40

BUS292 - Topics in Business
Course is designed to meet special interest needs of Business students and local business organizations. Special topics offered for variable credit, from one to four semester credit hours. BUS 292 may be repeated up to three times on differenttopics for a maximum of nine semester credit hours. Prerequisite may vary by topic.
1-4 Credit Hours (lecture: 1-4; lab: 1-4)

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