Business Courses

Undergraduate

BUS 103 Introduction to Business

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course is an overview course in business and economics for the non-major and a first step for all business majors. The course both defines and applies the fundamental principles of economics, management, marketing, management information systems (MIS), accounting and finance, including personal finance.

BUS 103 Introduction to Business

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

An overview of business and economics for the non-major, and a first step for all business majors. The course both defines and applies the fundamental principles of economics, management, marketing, management information systems (MIS), accounting and finance, including personal finance.

BUS 105 Introduction to Agribusiness

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course is designed to provide students with a foundation in agribusiness practices and management issues. Potential careers in the agriculture and agribusiness industries are explored. This course is intended to help prepare students for upper level agribusiness curriculum and career consideration.

BUS 120 Business Computer Applications I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

The focus of the course is to provide students with the computer and information system skills to support computer requirements for the School of Business program and meet essential business career demands. The course will cover an introduction to computers and information system technologies. In addition, the goal of the course is to learn basic skills in the Windows operating system, Internet essentials (including e-mail) and Microsoft Office 2013.

BUS 207 Principles of Accounting I

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This is the first of two Introductions to Accounting Courses. This course is an introductory course in Accounting and will cover an overview of basic accounting, accounting transactions, preparing financial statements, completing the accounting cycle, inventories, cash and internal controls, accounts receivable, plant assets, current liabilities and payroll accounting.

BUS 207 Principles of Accounting I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This is the first of two Introduction to Accounting Courses. This course is an introductory course in Accounting and will cover an overview of basic accounting, accounting transactions, preparing financial statements, completing the accounting cycle, inventories, cash and internal controls, accounts receivable, plant assets, current liabilities and payroll accounting.

BUS 207 Principles of Accounting I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This is the first of two Introduction to Accounting Courses. This course is an introductory course in Accounting and will cover an overview of basic accounting, accounting transactions, preparing financial statements, completing the accounting cycle, inventories, cash and internal controls, accounts receivable, plant assets, current liabilities and payroll accounting.

BUS 208 Principles of Accounting II

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

(Course is also available - online.)
This is the second of two Introduction to Accounting Courses covering financial accounting and is a continuation of BUS 207 Introduction to Accounting I. Emphasis is placed on partnerships, corporations, long term liabilities, investments, cash flows statements, and analysis of financial statements. Managerial accounting, cost allocation, cost-volume-profit analysis and budgets are also covered is this course. This is a hands-on course that requires preparation of entries and financial statements. Submission of homework is required.

BUS 208 Principles of Accounting II

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

(Course is also available in print format.)
This is the second of two Introduction to Accounting Courses covering financial accounting and is a continuation of BUS 207 Introduction to Accounting I. Emphasis is placed on partnerships, corporations, long term liabilities, investments, cash flows statements, and analysis of financial statements. Managerial accounting, cost allocation, cost-volume-profit analysis and budgets are also covered is this course. This is a hands-on course that requires preparation of entries and financial statements. Submission of homework is required.

BUS 208 Principles of Accounting II

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This is the second of two Introduction to Accounting Courses covering financial accounting and is a continuation of BUS 207 Introduction to Accounting I. Emphasis is placed on partnerships, corporations, long term liabilities, investments, cash flows statements, and analysis of financial statements. Managerial accounting, cost allocation, cost-volume-profit analysis and budgets are also covered is this course. This is a hands-on course that requires preparation of entries and financial statements. Submission of homework is required.

BUS 211 Business Law

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This basic business law course presents those areas most crucial to the legal environment of business. It covers topics encountered in everyday businesses such as law concerning contracts, property, product liability, sales and commercial paper (Uniform Commercial Code), legal concerns for employers and principal-agents, as well as new issues involving the Internet and e-commerce.

BUS 211 Business Law

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This basic business law course presents those areas most crucial to the legal environment of business. It covers topics encountered in everyday businesses such as law concerning contracts, property, product liability, sales and commercial paper (Uniform Commercial Code), legal concerns for employers and principal-agents, as well as new issues involving the Internet and e-commerce. Two case analyses, one term paper, five proctored exams. Web-based 16-week course/semester based.

BUS 304 Principles of Marketing

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Description and analysis of marketing processes, methods, and institutions involved in the distribution process with an evaluation of marketing institutions and middlemen according to functions they perform.

BUS 304 Principles of Marketing

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

Description and analysis of the marketing mix variables (price, place, product, and promotion). Study of various institutions involved in marketing. Emphasis on the methods available to marketers for building long-term relationships with customers. The importance of a customer perspective is stressed.

BUS 304 Principles of Marketing

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Description and analysis of the marketing mix variables (price, place, product, and promotion). Study of various institutions involved in marketing. Emphasis on the methods available to marketers for building long-term relationships with customers. The importance of a customer perspective is stressed. Web-based 16-week course/semester based.

BUS 306 Intermediate Accounting II

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

The second of a two-course sequence of Intermediate Accounting designed to develop a framework for the role financial accounting plays in the world of business. A study of the conceptual basis of accounting will be conducted, creating a more in-depth understanding of the preparation and interpretation of financial statements and related information. This course will focus on the study of modern day accounting theory and application of generally accepted accounting principles to various topics and financial statement elements. Students will continue their use of the U.S. Accounting Standards Codification as a research tool.

BUS 307 Managerial Accounting

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Principles and methods of recording and interpreting cost data. Major emphasis on developing accounting information for planning, control, and decision making.

BUS 315 Sales and Sales Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course is designed to introduce students to management techniques as they relate specifically to the marketing and sales areas. Topics covered include: the selling process, compensation systems, motivation and leadership, time and territory management, sales forecasting, and quotas.

BUS 315 Sales and Sales Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course is designed to introduce students to management techniques as they relate specifically to the marketing and sales areas. Topics covered include: the selling process, compensation systems, motivation and leadership, time and territory management, sales forecasting, and quotas.

BUS 318 Business Statistics

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course provides a basic understanding of the fundamental principles with emphasis on the application of statistical techniques to the analysis and solution of real business problems.

BUS 318 Business Statistics

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

Provides a basic understanding of the fundamental principles with emphasis on the application of statistical techniques to the analysis and solution of real business problems.

BUS 318 Business Statistics

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course will introduce students to different types of statistics and statistical methods. Students will then be able to determine which statistic and/or method is appropriate for a given situation. Emphasis will not be placed on memorizing formulas, but instead will be placed on applying statistics to real world business problems.

BUS 320 Business Computer Applications II

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

The focus of the course is to explore application software on a comprehensive level to gain expertise to support decision-making and manage information. We will study intermediate Word and Excel applications; intermediate to advanced PowerPoint, intermediate Access, and integration of Office applications. We will be using the latest version of Office: Microsoft Office 2010.

BUS 335 Consumer Behavior

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Consumer behavior as it relates to the marketing functions. Emphasis is on models of consumer behavior and their applications to practical marketing problems.

BUS 335 Consumer Behavior

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

Consumer Behavior is one of the most unique disciplines in the marketing field and represents the study of why consumers purchase or do not purchase products and services. Consumer behavior is unique in that it crosses over into many other fields including sociology, psychology, and anthropology. Many theories and models are presented that seek to help us understand how the human mind works in relation to consumer behavior. This class consists of 8 Learning Modules.

BUS 335 Consumer Behavior

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Consumer Behavior is one of the most unique disciplines in the marketing field and represents the study of why consumers purchase or do not purchase products and services. Consumer behavior is unique in that it crosses over into many other fields including sociology, psychology, and anthropology. Many theories and models are presented that seek to help us understand how the human mind works in relation to consumer behavior. This class consists of 8 Learning Modules; each lasting two weeks.

BUS 345 Advertising

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course discusses the history, purposes, and regulations of the advertising industry. Topics covered include creative principles, media advantages and disadvantages, the structure of the industry, advertising planning and promotions, media planning, regulation of advertising, and coordination with other promotion activities.

BUS 345 Advertising

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $495

Advertising (BUS 345) covers strategic planning, processes and tools currently utilized in the fast-paced, ever changing integrated marketing communications industry. Topics covered include target marketing and consumer behavior; objective setting and budgeting; creative strategy and media planning, implementation and evaluation; and an in-depth review of current promotional mix tools and strategies including advertising, direct marketing, interactive marketing, sales promotion, publicity and personal selling.

BUS 356 Retailing

  • Format: Print
  • Open Enrollment

Available soon!

BUS 357 Retail Management

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Retail Management (BUS 357) takes an in-depth look at marketing and management issues involved in retail business. Beginning with an emphasis on relationship building and consumer behavior, this course focuses on the specific elements of retailing strategy: planning the store location; managing a retail business; planning, handling, and pricing merchandise; communicating with the customer; and integrating and analyzing a retailing strategy.

BUS 359 Paralegal I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $644.50

This course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system. It will also teach you practical skills including how to assist trial attorneys, interview witnesses, investigate complex fact patterns, research the law, & assist in Preparing cases for courtroom litigation. Web-based (7-week course).

BUS 359 Paralegal II

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $644.50

This course will provide you with a working knowledge of legal authority: how it is used in the litigation process & how to locate it through legal research. You will also learn the basics of law office management, substantive law (such as criminal law, domestic relations, real property law, & bankruptcy), & informal & formal advocacy. Web-based (7-week course).

BUS 360 Governmental and Institutional Accounting

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course is intended to be the student’s first exposure to governmental and not-for-profit accounting. Some of the topics covered include: financial analysis and planning, accounting for general capital assets and capital projects, and long term financing. By the end of this course, you should develop a feel for the basic concepts of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and be able to perform routine governmental bookkeeping.

BUS 360 Governmental and Institutional Accounting

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course is intended to be the student’s first exposure to governmental and not-for-profit accounting. Some of the topics covered include: financial analysis and planning, accounting for general capital assets and capital projects, and long term financing. By the end of this course, you should develop a feel for the basic concepts of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and be able to perform routine governmental bookkeeping.

BUS 360 Governmental and Institutional Accounting

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course is intended to be the student’s first exposure to governmental and not-for-profit accounting. Some of the topics covered include: financial analysis and planning, accounting for general capital assets and capital projects, and long term financing. By the end of this course, you should develop a feel for the basic concepts of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and be able to perform routine governmental bookkeeping.

BUS 361 Principles of Management

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This Principles of Management course presents those areas most crucial to understanding the management theories and applications necessary for success in the business world. It covers the management functions with focus on Planning, Controlling, Staffing, Leading and Organizing. Proctored Examinations consist of True/False, Multiple Choice, and short answer or definition type questions. The proctored final exam covers the last group of chapters (50 questions) and questions from other chapters (50 questions).

BUS 361 Principles of Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This Principles of Management course presents those areas most crucial to understanding the management theories and applications necessary for success in the business world. It covers the management functions with focus on Planning, Controlling, Staffing, Leading and Organizing. Proctored Examinations consist of True/False, Multiple Choice, and short answer or definition type questions. The proctored final exam covers the last group of chapters (50 questions) and questions from other chapters (50 questions). Web-based 16-week course/semester based.

BUS 362 Human Resource Management

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Analysis of techniques used to organize, motivate, and manage personnel in public or private organizations. Includes case studies and examines current literature and the current legal environment. Prerequisite: BUS 361: Principles of Management.

BUS 362 Human Resource Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Analysis of techniques used to organize, motivate, and manage personnel in public or private organizations. Includes case studies and examines current literature and the legal environment.

BUS 363 Managerial Finance

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Managerial Finance illustrates the ways finance and financial management are utilized in successfully managing a modern business enterprise. Considerable emphasis placed on financial planning and financial forecasting, management of short-term and long-term assets, and the firm’s capital structure and cost of capital.

BUS 363 Managerial Finance

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This Illustrates the ways finance and financial management are utilized in successfully managing a modern business enterprise. Considerable emphasis is placed on financial planning and forecasting, management of short- and long- term assets, and the firm's capital structure and cost of capital.

BUS 364 Agribusiness Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course is designed to provide students with a foundation in agribusiness practices and management issues. Potential careers in the agriculture and agribusiness industries are explored. This course is intended to help prepare students for upper level agribusiness curriculum and career consideration.

BUS 365 Small Business Management

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

The practical analysis of problems faced by a small business with emphasis on techniques of starting, financing, and managing a successful operation. Prerequisites: BUS 207: Introduction to Accounting I, BUS 208: Introduction to Accounting II, BUS 304: Principles of Marketing, and BUS 361: Principles of Management.

BUS 365 Small Business Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Practical analysis of problems faced by a small business with emphasis on techniques of starting, financing, and managing for successful operation. Business plan required.

BUS 370 Understanding and Troubleshooting your PC

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Available soon!

BUS 377 Entrepreneurship: How to Start Your Own Business

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

A presentation of the process to be used to develop a complete and competent “Business Plan” for an entrepreneurial idea, that will be required to obtain funding to start that business, and that will serve as a management control for the ongoing business. The student will develop a Business Plan based on their entrepreneurial idea.

BUS 378 Commodities & Risk Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course is designed to give the student knowledge of risk management for agricultural endeavors and practical application techniques concerning the use of futures and options risk management strategies.

BUS 379 Advanced Legal Research & Writing

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $729

This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as timesaving devices in legal research and legal writing. View syllabus.

BUS 379 Advanced Legal Research & Writing

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $729

This exciting course is designed to teach advanced and specialized approaches to utilize the legal resources available in a law library, and elsewhere. The conceptual differences between computer-assisted legal research and hard copy research will be taught. You will also learn how to formulate WESTLAW search queries and effectively and efficiently use WESTLAW and other online legal research methods as timesaving devices in legal research and legal writing. View syllabus.

BUS 379 Bankruptcy Law

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $525

Bankruptcy is an area of law that has provided significant employment for paralegals. This course examines the debtor-creditor relationship and the difference between voluntary and involuntary bankruptcy, both under Chapter 7 (liquidation) and 11 (reorganization). You will study the Bankruptcy Code in depth and learn how to prepare the most important bankruptcy forms. Link to syllabus.

BUS 379 Estate Planning

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $525

This course explores the paralegal's role in estate planning. The requirements of creating enforceable wills and trusts will be covered, and study of resulting and constructive trusts will be provided. Available online or Text-based (please specify format in "comments" section of registration form). Link to syllabus.

BUS 379 Intellectual Property

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $525

This cutting edge course provides in depth instruction in one of the most dynamic and challenging areas of the law. Paralegals in this exciting area work on copyrights, patents, trademarks, unfair competition, protection of trade secrets, and much more. The knowledge gained in this course is not only applicable to full or part-time law office employment, but is also essential for authors and business owners who may be involved in entertainment and contract matters. This challenging specialty is in great demand. Available online or Text-based (please specify format in "comments" section of registration form). Link to syllabus.

BUS 379 Labor Relations Management

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

The practical application of federal and state legislation and executive orders governing the employer-employee relationship, legal rights of organizations, and collective bargaining and management/labor relations outside the legal requirements.

BUS 379 Public Relations

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Public Relations (BUS 379) explores the basic concepts and strategies of today’s public relations practices. Topics covered include public relations roles, processes, strategies, tactics, and applications with a particular focus on new and emerging social media and internet practices, prepping materials for mass media, reaching diverse and multicultural audiences, and dealing with public relations crises.

BUS 381 Business Internship I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

The internship is a pre-arranged, credit-bearing work experience which allows a student to achieve personal goals which are aligned with the goals of a supervising professional or agency. Internships provide opportunities to explore career options, test career choices, and encourage the development of skills within a chosen field. An internship allows students to relate classroom theory with practical job experience as well as develop new skills that will be transferable to future employers.

BUS 381 Business Internship I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

The internship is a pre-arranged, credit-bearing work experience which allows a student to achieve personal goals which are aligned with the goals of a supervising professional or agency. Internships provide opportunities to explore career options, test career choices, and encourage the development of skills within a chosen field. An internship allows students to relate classroom theory with practical job experience as well as develop new skills that will be transferable to future employers.

BUS 384 Natural Resources & Water Law

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Available Fall 2011

BUS 385 Sports Marketing

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Sports Marketing (BUS 385) illustrates the dynamic, progressive and influential nature of sports marketing. This course explores the sport marketing concept as a consumer-driven, integrated, goal oriented philosophy for a team, event, organization or athlete. Topics covered include: athletic endorsements, team sports, event sponsorships and alternative sports.

BUS 385 Sports Marketing

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Sports Marketing (BUS 385) illustrates the dynamic, progressive and influential nature of sports marketing. This course explores the sport marketing concept as a consumerdriven, integrated, goal oriented philosophy for a team, event, organization or athlete. Topics covered include: athletic endorsements, team sports, event sponsorships, ethics within the industry, the importance of promotional planning, and the four Ps.

BUS 398 Farm & Ranch Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $711

The application of economic and business principles to the management and operation of farms and ranches for decision making purposes.

BUS 401 Organizational Behavior

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

In the workplace today, a good understanding of the theories of human relations in organizations is essential. Participants in the course will explore these theories. The emphasis will be on the application of behavioral science knowledge to contemporary organizational issues, which may include individual and group dynamics, motivation, leadership, organizational structure, morale, power, labor-management behavior, organizational change, and development. Prerequisite: BUS 361.

BUS 407 Auditing

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course is intended to be the student’s first exposure to auditing. Some of the topics covered include: Introduction to financial statement auditing, basic auditing concepts, planning an audit, auditing internal controls, sampling tools for audits, reporting and professional responsibilities. By the end of this course, you should develop a feel for the basic concepts of auditing.

BUS 407 Auditing I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course is intended to be the student’s first exposure to auditing. Some of the topics covered include: Introduction to financial statement auditing, basic auditing concepts, planning an audit, auditing internal controls, sampling tools for audits, reporting and professional responsibilities. By the end of this course, you should develop a feel for the basic concepts of auditing.

BUS 407 Auditing

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course is intended to be the student's first exposure to auditing. Some of the topics covered include: Introduction to financial statement auditing, basic auditing concepts, planning an audit, auditing internal controls, sampling tools for audits, reporting and professional responsibilities. By the end of this course, you should develop a feel for the basic concepts of auditing.

BUS 409 Fraud Examination

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Students will learn how and why occupational fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. Substantial participation from each student in the conduct of the course will optimize the learning experience. In addition to covering material in the text, students will be asked to write about one actual fraud case. Each write-up will apply concepts and techniques learned during the semester. Five case analyses will also be required.

BUS 418 Leadership Strategies

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course presents contemporary theories and approaches to leadership practices in modern organizations. Students learn how effective leadership can assist in the creation of a strong organizational culture and the implications external forces have on individual leadership development and continued growth.

BUS 418 Leadership Strategies

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course presents contemporary theories and approaches to leadership practices in modern organizations. Students learn how effective leadership can assist in the creation of a strong organizational culture and the implications external forces have on individual leadership development and continued growth.

BUS 419 Current Topics in Management

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Available soon!

BUS 419 Current Topics in Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Surveys current management issues in a competitive and rapidly changing business environment that more than ever is: challenged by global opportunities and threats; concerned with families and quality of work life; confronted by legal and ethical dilemmas; connected by technology; consumer oriented to provide high quality goods and services at low prices.

BUS 425 Systems Analysis and Design

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an introduction to Systems Analysis and Design. Topics include analyzing the business case, requirements modeling, data and process modeling, and development strategies. Students also learn about output and user interface design, data design, systems architecture and implementation, and systems operation, support and security.

BUS 430 Production and Operations Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Application of managerial decision making techniques. Covers forecasting, inventory models, linear programming, facility layout and the Transportation Model, process selection and capacity planning, design of work systems, location planning, quality control, scheduling, and project management. Available computer package utilized to solve related problems. Prerequisite: College Algebra. Web-based 16-week course/semester based.

BUS 441 International Marketing

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This is an advanced course in marketing covering the adaptations needed when marketing outside national boundaries. The course includes discussions of cultures; product and marketing modifications necessary in a variety of situations; and study of various world regions and their consumption, terrain, demographics, and geographics as they influence marketing practices.

BUS 441 International Marketing

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

An advanced course in marketing covering the adaptations needed when marketing outside national boundaries. The course includes discussions of cultures, product and marketing modifications necessary in a variety of situations, and the study of various world regions and their consumption, terrain, demographics, and geographics as they influence marketing practices.

BUS 441 International Marketing

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

An advanced course in marketing covering the adaptations needed when marketing outside national boundaries. Includes discussions of cultures; product and marketing modifications necessary in a variety of situations; and study of various world regions and their consumption, terrain, demographics and geographic as they influence marketing practices.

BUS 442 Strategic Marketing

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Strategic Marketing (BUS 442) focuses on the development of decision-making skills required in marketing through the use of text-based lessons and case studies involving real-world marketing scenarios. We will review and analyze key marketing concepts and strategies including marketing opportunity analysis; product and service strategy; pricing and financial strategy; segmentation, targeting and positioning; brand management strategy; IMC strategy and management; and channel strategy. We will then apply the concepts learned to solving issues presented in several marketing case studies.

BUS 454 Marketing Research & Information

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Marketing research is the study of theory and methods used in marketing research to address marketing problems. Students will be prepared to complete research projects from problem formulation to writing a marketing research report and evaluate research performed by others.

BUS 454 Marketing Research & Information

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

Marketing research is the study of theory and methods used in marketing research to address marketing problems. Students will be prepared to complete research projects from problem formulation to writing a marketing research report and evaluate research performed by others.

BUS 454 Marketing Research & Information

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Marketing research is the study of theory and methods used in marketing research to address marketing problems. Students will be prepared to complete research projects from problem formulation to writing a marketing research report and evaluate research performed by others.

BUS 460 Marketing Management

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

Marketing Management is the capstone course in marketing and is focused on the problems faced by marketing managers as they make decisions and develop policies.

BUS 460 Marketing Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

Marketing Management is the capstone course in marketing and is focused on the problems faced by marketing managers as they make decisions and develop policies.

BUS 460 Marketing Management

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Marketing Management is the capstone course in marketing and is focused on the problems faced by marketing managers as they make decisions and develop policies.

BUS 466 Business Ethics

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course explores various ethical issues facing business leaders in modern society. Students will utilize current issues to analyze ethical dilemmas and decision-making processes common to modern organizations. Emphasizes critical thinking, critical reading, and the importance of professional ethics. Examination of issues addressing ethical, legal, social and environmental responsibilities of business towards government, customers, employees, and the general public. People who understand the complex interplay of economic, political, and social forces are better able to comprehend the impact of globalization of markets, advances in science, and the changing relationships between humans and nature. More people, in more ways, feel the impact of business decisions than in any earlier time. Business leaders are required to think more carefully than ever about the effects of their actions on their company’s employees, customers, suppliers, and inventors. This course is about how we, the stakeholders, try to understand, influence, and shape business behavior and social change.

BUS 466 Business Ethics

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

Explores and puts into perspective the ethical role of business institutions and governments. Emphasizes the need to examine the world of work from an ethical viewpoint.

BUS 466 Business Ethics

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

Explores and puts into perspective the ethical role of business institutions and governments. Emphasizes the need to examine the world of work from an ethical viewpoint.

BUS 478 Agricultural Marketing

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

The goal of this course is to explore current marketing methods for agricultural products and services, providing knowledge toward efficient and effective marketing schemes, how they are used, and why they work. The concept of value-added marketing will be stressed in this course.

BUS 479 Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $525

This intensive course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes. Participants will review the growth and application of settlement options in the United States. The course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options. Specific attention will be given to mediation, arbitration, summary jury trials, mini-trials, and moderated settlement conferences. Topics covered are history, origins and growth, the art of negotiation, the mediation process, arbitration, other forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) labor relations, and collective bargaining.

BUS 479 Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $525

This intensive course is designed to train and qualify students to develop or participate in conflict mediation processes. Participants will review the growth and application of settlement options in the United States. The course focuses on both traditional and non-traditional dispute resolution options. Alternative Dispute Resolution (Mediation) is geared for all professionals who are focused on "interest-based bargaining." This course takes the mystery out of settlement processes and focuses on reaching reasonable solutions. Successful graduates of this non-credit course will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. Link to syllabus.

BUS 479 Intellectual Property Law for Engineers

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $575.00

All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention, and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well. Although we are mostly concerned with patent law, we also deal with copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets and business methods. The engineer must be at least conversant with the other forms of intellectual property. In a relatively short time, we will give you a survey of the rights of creative and ingenious people and provide you with the information to protect yourself and your ideas in Intellectual Property matters. Coursework in Intellectual Property is equivalent to 45 clock hours of study. View syllabus.

BUS 479 Intellectual Property Law for Engineers

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $575.00

All engineers should be particularly concerned with patent law. This constitutionally-based discipline has to do with the process by which an invention, and its creator, are protected by the law from infringement and unfair competition. The class will deal with patent applications, research and prosecution; the law of infringement, and computer applications of software (protected by copyright) and hardware (by patents). We will also state what other concepts are patented, as well as machines, processes, mixtures, manufacturing, compositions of materials and methods of doing business and research. Not only do we deal with utility patents, but with design and plant patents as well. Although we are mostly concerned with patent law, we also deal with copyright, trademark, trade dress, trade secrets and business methods. The engineer must be at least conversant with the other forms of intellectual property. In a relatively short time, we will give you a survey of the rights of creative and ingenious people and provide you with the information to protect yourself and your ideas in Intellectual Property matters. Coursework in Intellectual Property is equivalent to 45 clock hours of study. View syllabus.

BUS 479 Real Property Law

  • Format: Online
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $525

The law of real property is one of the basic law school courses, and is a must for paralegals in a business law firm. Here we examine the system of common law property, the recording acts, conveyancing, mortgaging, landlord-tenant, and financing. We cover the subjects every paralegal should know about land transactions and the documents which record the purchase, sale, and leasing of real estate. Besides buyer-seller issues, the student should be able to deal with title insurance companies, recorders of deeds, and to recognize land finance subjects. Finally, we deal with foreclosure of mortgages and the possibility of redeeming a mortgage that has gone into default. Link to syllabus.

BUS 479 The Philosophy of Ethics within Information Technology

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course is designed to educate existing and future business managers and IT professionals on the tremendous impact ethical issues play in the use of information technology in the modern business world. Students within the course will receive purpose and relative meaning behind the foundation of information technology, as well as acquire an invaluable guide for professionals who deal with information on a day to day basis. Web-based 16-week course/semester based.

BUS 480 Global Business Strategies

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

This course is designed to help you understand planning activities, determination of alternatives, policy formulation, execution of plans, and development of company strategy as currently used by business enterprises. It involves extensive case study to provide a practical, real world learning capability. Please pay particular attention to the requirements for the Course Project - it is much more than your typical paper and counts for almost 1/3 of your overall grade! Prerequisite: BUS 207, 208, 304, 361, 363, ECON 255.

BUS 480 Global Business Strategies

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course is designed to help students understand planning activities, determination of alternatives, policy formulation, execution of plans, and development of corporate company strategy as currently used by business enterprises. This course involves extensive case study.

BUS 480 Global Business Strategies

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course is designed to help students understand planning activities, determination of alternatives, policy formulation, execution of plans, and development of corporate company strategy as currently used by business enterprises. This course involves extensive case study.

BUS 481 Business Internship II

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

The internship is a pre-arranged, credit-bearing work experience which allows a student to achieve personal goals which are aligned with the goals of a supervising professional or agency. Internships provide opportunities to explore career options, test career choices, and encourage the development of skills within a chosen field. An internship allows students to relate classroom theory with practical job experience as well as develop new skills that will be transferable to future employers.

BUS 481 Business Internship II

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

The internship is a pre-arranged, credit-bearing work experience which allows a student to achieve personal goals which are aligned with the goals of a supervising professional or agency. Internships provide opportunities to explore career options, test career choices, and encourage the development of skills within a chosen field. An internship allows students to relate classroom theory with practical job experience as well as develop new skills that will be transferable to future employers.

BUS 488 Agricultural Policy & Farm Bill

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course looks at the development and implantation of public policy in agriculture, implications of international competition and trade, and development and interpretation of argument in policy development.

BUS 498 World Food Distribution & Agricultural Economics

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $995.40

This course considers both micro- and macro-economic issues as they are applied to food producing systems, markets, and trade around the world.