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Business (BUS)
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code C
This is a survey course designed to acquaint the student with American business as a dynamic process in a global setting. Topics include the private enterprise system, forms of business ownership, marketing, factors of production, personnel, labor, finance, and taxation. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 146 Personal Finance
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code C
This course is a survey of topics of interest to the consumer. Topics include budgeting, financial institutions, basic income tax, credit, consumer protection, insurance, house purchase, retirement planning, estate planning, investing, and consumer purchases. (Sp, F)

BUS 188 Personal Development
1-3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code C
This course provides strategies for personal and professional development. Topics include business etiquette, personal appearance, interviewing techniques, and development of a self-concept necessary for business success. (F, Sp)

BUS 215 Business Communication
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code C
This course covers written, oral and nonverbal communications. Topics include the application of communication principles to the production of clear, correct, and logically organized faxes, e-mail, memos, letters, resumes, reports, and other business communications. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code B
This course is designed to provide a basic theory of accounting principles and practices used by service and merchandising enterprises. Emphasis is placed on financial accounting, including the accounting cycle, and financial statement preparation and analysis. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 242 Principles of Accounting II
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: BUS 241 Code B
This course is a continuation of BUS 241. In addition to a study of financial accounting, this course also places emphasis upon managerial accounting, with coverage of corporations, statement analysis introductory cost accounting, and use of accounting information for planning, control, and decision making. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 248 Managerial Accounting
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: BUS 242 Code B
This course is designed to familiarize the student with management concepts and techniques of industrial accounting procedures. Emphasis is placed on cost behavior, contribution approach to decision-making, budgeting, overhead analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, and cost accounting systems. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 263 The Legal and Social Environment of Business
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code B
This course provides an overview of the legal and social environment for business operations with emphasis on contemporary issues and their subsequent impact on business. Topics include Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the
legislative process, civil and criminal law, administrative agencies, trade regulations, consumer protection, contracts, employment and personal property. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 271 Business Statistics I
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: MTH 112 Code B
This is an introductory study of basic statistical concepts applied to economic and business problems. Topics include the collection, classification, and presentation of data, statistical description and analysis of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary probability, sampling, estimation and introduction to hypothesis testing. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 272 Business Statistics II
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: BUS 271 Code B
This course is a continuation of BUS 271. Topics include sampling theory, statistical inference, regression and correlation, chi square, analysis of variance, time series index numbers, and decision theory. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 275 Principles of Management
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code B
This course provides a basic study of the principles of management. Topics include planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling with emphasis on practical business applications. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 285 Principles of Marketing
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code B
This course provides a general overview of the field of marketing. Topics include marketing strategies, channels of distribution, marketing research, and consumer behavior. (F, Sp, Su)

Business Management

Business (BUS)
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code C
This is a survey course designed to acquaint the student with American business as a dynamic process in a global setting. Topics include the private enterprise system, forms of business ownership, marketing, factors of production, personnel, labor, finance, and taxation. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 146 Personal Finance
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code C
This course is a survey of topics of interest to the consumer. Topics include budgeting, financial institutions, basic income tax, credit, consumer protection, insurance, house purchase, retirement planning, estate planning, investing, and consumer purchases. (Sp, F)

BUS 188 Personal Development
1-3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code C
This course provides strategies for personal and professional development. Topics include business etiquette, personal appearance, interviewing techniques, and development of a self-concept necessary for business success. (F, Sp)

BUS 215 Business Communication
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code C
This course covers written, oral and nonverbal communications. Topics include the application of communication principles to the production of clear, correct, and logically organized faxes, e-mail, memos, letters, resumes, reports, and other business communications. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 241 Principles of Accounting I
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code B
This course is designed to provide a basic theory of accounting principles and practices used by service and merchandising enterprises. Emphasis is placed on financial accounting, including the accounting cycle, and financial statement preparation and analysis. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 242 Principles of Accounting II
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: BUS 241 Code B
This course is a continuation of BUS 241. In addition to a study of financial accounting, this course also places emphasis upon managerial accounting, with coverage of corporations, statement analysis introductory cost accounting, and use of accounting information for planning, control, and decision making. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 248 Managerial Accounting
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: BUS 242 Code B
This course is designed to familiarize the student with management concepts and techniques of industrial accounting procedures. Emphasis is placed on cost behavior, contribution approach to decision-making, budgeting, overhead analysis, cost-volume-profit analysis, and cost accounting systems. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 263 The Legal and Social Environment of Business
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code B
This course provides an overview of the legal and social environment for business operations with emphasis on contemporary issues and their subsequent impact on business. Topics include Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the
legislative process, civil and criminal law, administrative agencies, trade regulations, consumer protection, contracts, employment and personal property. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 271 Business Statistics I
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: MTH 112 Code B
This is an introductory study of basic statistical concepts applied to economic and business problems. Topics include the collection, classification, and presentation of data, statistical description and analysis of data, measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary probability, sampling, estimation and introduction to hypothesis testing. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 272 Business Statistics II
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: BUS 271 Code B
This course is a continuation of BUS 271. Topics include sampling theory, statistical inference, regression and correlation, chi square, analysis of variance, time series index numbers, and decision theory. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 275 Principles of Management
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code B
This course provides a basic study of the principles of management. Topics include planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling with emphasis on practical business applications. (F, Sp, Su)

BUS 285 Principles of Marketing
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: None Code B
This course provides a general overview of the field of marketing. Topics include marketing strategies, channels of distribution, marketing research, and consumer behavior. (F, Sp, Su)