2016-17 Catalog

Business

Courses

BUSI 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Business. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from an individual college perspective.

BUSI 1301. Business Principles. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Business as an integral part of society. Emphasis on ethics, social responsibility, the legal environment, and global perspectives.

BUSI 1307. Personal Finance. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A survey of individual and family problems, includes financial planning, budgeting, use of credit, home ownership, savings, investment, and tax problems.

BUSI 3311. Business Statistics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Methods of sampling, classifying, analyzing, and presenting numerical data; frequency distribution, averages, dispersion, times series analysis, correlation, and forecasting for business purposes. Prerequisite: Junior classification. Lab fee $5.

BUSI 3312. Business Communication. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A study of effective communication, both verbal and written. Provides students the opportunity to gain practice in making decisions involving selection and organization of communication content, in choosing appropriate medium for presentation of information and developing effective business writing styles.

BUSI 4084. Internship. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-20 Hours).

Preapproved and supervised work experience in a business related position with a public or private business organization. May be repeated for a total of 6 hours credit. Prerequisite: Junior classification and approval of department head.

BUSI 4086. Business Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

A directed study of selected problems in business. May be repeated with approval of the head of the Department. Prerequisites: Senior classification and approval of department head.

BUSI 4090. Special Topics in Business. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1-3 Hours, Lab: 1-3 Hours).

An examination of current topics in general business. Readings required from current general business publications and other related periodicals. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisite: 9 hours in BUSI.

BUSI 4344. Introduction to International Business. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Broad coverage of key concepts and issues in international business. Emphasis on the environment of international business and the operations of the multinational firm. Prerequisite: Junior classification.

BUSI 4359. Business Strategy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

A capstone course involving the integration of concepts and principles studied in accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing, quantitative methods, and other relevant disciplines. Includes problem solving and business decision making. Designed to be taken by senior business majors during their last semester. Prerequisites: ACCT 2304, FINC 3301, BUSI 3311, MGMT 3301, MKTG 3314, or approval of department head.

BUSI 4385. Seminar in General Business. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of selected topics dealing with problems or unique needs of business. May be repeated for credit as topics vary. Prerequisite: Permission to enroll is required.

BUSI 4387. Small Business Consulting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Students will develop skill in diagnosing and analyzing problems of actual small business clients and will prepare formal written reports and recommendations for client implementation. Prerequisites: Senior classification and approval of department head.

BUSI 4389. Global Business Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

The study of basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content are then applied to practical experiences and activities related to the foreign country visited. A required study abroad at the student's expense is required. Student may complete a maximum of six hours of COBA sponsored study abroad toward degree completion. Field assignment fee of $50. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior. BUSI 4389, MGMT 4389, or MKTG 4389 may not be taken concurrently.

BUSI 5086. Business Problems. 1-6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 1-6 Hours).

This course offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with current research being conducted within the student's area of interest, directed reading of a number of sources selected in concert by the student and professor.

BUSI 5354. Seminar in International Business. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Concepts and issues related to global business operations. Emphasis on the environment of international business and the operations of the multinational firm.

BUSI 5365. Managerial Statistics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Review of applied descriptive and inferential statistical calculations. Examination of statistics as a decision-making tool under uncertainty; focusing on probability, univariate/inferential and multivariate statistics. Emphasis is on interpretation of statistical information. Student will evaluate and interpret data, and report on current problems in the student's field of study. Prerequisite: PC based or undergraduate statistics. MS, Management and MS, HRM majors must have completed BUSI 5398 or have permission of the instructor.

BUSI 5387. Small Business Consulting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Students will develop skill in diagnosing and analyzing problems of actual small business clients and will prepare formal written reports and recommendations for client implementation, Prerequisites: 12 hours of graduate work and approval of SBI director.

BUSI 5388. Seminar in Business Strategy. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

An integrated view of the business functions addressed in the MBA core curriculum. Applies case analysis methodology for evaluating complex business situations, developing strategic alternatives, and recommending effective solutions. Prerequisites: FINC 5303 and MKTG 5308. Pre- or corequisites: the remaining MBA core courses.

BUSI 5389. Global Business Practices. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 4.5 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

A study of basic international business concepts, cultural literacy, and discipline specific content are then applied to practical experiences and activities in the foreign country visited. A study abroad at the student's expense is required. Graduate students will be required to complete an extensive research project in addition to other course requirements. Student may complete a maximum of six hours of COBA sponsored study abroad toward degree completion. Prerequisites: Admission into a COBA graduate program and permission of the instructor.

BUSI 5391. Seminar in Business. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Selected business topics of current importance to business. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

BUSI 5398. Business Research Methods. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Nature, scope, and significance of business research and research methodology; primary research methods with applications to specific problems, place of quantitative methods in research and individual investigation and report on current problems in student's field of interest.