UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Courses

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 …

BUS 302. The Gateway Experience (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 220, ACCT 230; BLAW 280; COMP 100; ECON 160, ECON 161; ENGL 205; 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 …

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 …

BUS 310. Foundations of Entrepreneurship (3)

Prerequisites: ACCT 220; BLAW 280; BUS 104 or BUS 302. This course is intended to help students gain knowledge and skills that are the foundation to become a successful entrepreneur in business. The course provides aspiring entrepreneurs a preview of the journey starting from an idea through the initial phases of a business venture. Students will …

BUS 410. Business Development and Operation for Entrepreneurs (3)

Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or higher in BUS 310. This course is intended to help students gain knowledge and skills that are critical for developing and running a successful business as an entrepreneur. The course provides aspiring entrepreneurs with a business model and the tools to grasp the essential operational aspects of a business venture …

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; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. 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 …

BUS 497A. Capstone: Strategic Management (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 302 and BUS 302L; FIN 303; MGT 360; MKT 304; Graduating senior standing; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. 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; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. 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 …

BUS 498. Honors Mentorship (3)

Prerequisites: BUS 302 and BUS 302L; Junior standing; Admission to the Business Honors Program; Upper Division Writing Proficiency Exam (UDWPE) score of 8 or higher. 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 …