BUS 104. Introduction to Business (3)
For non-Business majors only. Designed to provide an introduction to the American enterprise system, its economic foundation and basic concepts of business organization and the nature of business activity. (Available for General Education, E Lifelong Learning.)
BUS 296BHA-Z. Business Honors Selected Topics (1-1-1-1-1-1)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Business Honors Program. This course consists of individual seminars that vary in content and approach. Seminars may be interdisciplinary, spotlight cutting-edge ideas, or focus on specific business related disciplines. The goal of each seminar is to develop excellent communication skills, to participate in in-depth critical reasoning and problem solving approaches, and build successful teamwork and leadership skills. Maximum of 6 units may be applied toward degree requirement. (Credit/No Credit only)
BUS 302. The Gateway Experience (3)
Prerequisites: ACCT 220, ACCT 230; BLAW 280; ECON 160, ECON 161; ENGL 205; IS 212; MATH 103; MATH 140 or SOM 120. (Lower division business core courses). To be taken by all business majors prior to, or concurrently with, the student’s first upper division business core courses. Team-taught course integrating concepts from the lower division core courses by using case studies. Students learn how to build an effective team and to become a team member as well as develop written and oral communication skills. Includes team analyses of case studies, exams and quizzes to review and integrate lower division core material and individual writing assignments, including a term project aimed at helping students develop an effective, customized path to their desired career.
BUS 302L. The Gateway Experience Laboratory (1)
Prerequisites: Junior standing; Completion of all lower division business core courses. To be taken by all business majors prior to, or concurrently with, the student’s first upper division business core courses. This laboratory class is designed to certify and solidify a student’s knowledge of lower division business core course concepts. The laboratory includes instruction, practice quizzes, examinations and other activities designed to ensure that students moving to the upper division business curriculum have the knowledge and ability to apply core concepts necessary for success in the program. (Credit/No Credit only)
BUS 489BH. Systems Thinking for Organizations (3)
Prerequisites: BUS 302 and BUS 302L for business majors. Must be in the Business Honors Program. Recommended Preparatory: MGT 360 or MGT 360BH. This course introduces students to system thinking for organizations to understand how we see, identify, interpret, and respond to the complexities organizations regularly face. The aim is to prepare students with a practical way of solving complex organizational issues.
BUS 491CS. Small Business Consulting (3)
Prerequisites: BUS 302 and BUS 302L; Instructor consent; Normally a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and in business courses. For senior-level Business majors only. Perform situation analyses and develop business/marketing recommendations for actual clients. Mandatory client meetings several times within the semester. Present final recommendations to both the instructor and client. Offers a community service opportunity with activities relating to concepts and theories presented.
BUS 497A. Capstone: Strategic Management (3)
Prerequisites: BUS 302 and BUS 302L; FIN 303; MGT 360; MKT 304; Graduating senior standing. Integrates previous coursework and introduces concepts and approaches for analyzing, formulating and implementing business interdependencies between the functional areas within organizations, and examining how these are impacted by external factors.
BUS 497B. Capstone: Small Business Planning and Growth (3)
Prerequisites: BUS 302 and BUS 302L; FIN 303; MGT 360; MKT 304; Senior standing. Seminar integrating a broad range of business disciplines, requiring students to apply them to actual problems facing local small businesses. Course reviews and integrates functional areas of business as they relate to small business problems. Examines business strategy for effective small business management and growth. Using a consultancy approach, students assess business owner’s situation and provide strategic, implementable recommendations in the form of a business plan. Offers a community service opportunity with service learning activities relating to concepts and theories presented.
BUS 498. Honors Mentorship (3)
Prerequisites: BUS 302 and BUS 302L; Junior standing; Admission to the Business Honors Program. Provides business honors students with the opportunity to work on a project within the University or a community organization. The range of possibilities is wide. Students may assist faculty members with research or teaching, tutoring or developing an original project. All mentorships involve careful guidance and training from faculty members who supervise the student’s work. Proposed mentorships must be approved by the Business Honors Program Director. (Credit/No Credit only)