This course provides an overview of American free enterprise and its functions and the role of business as an institution in society from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include business organization, management, marketing, finance, legal and regulatory environment and global opportunities.
This course is designed to help students recognize the important role personal qualities play in the work environment and to develop the success attitudes, interpersonal skills and values that are in demand by employers.
This course explores the ways and means of making good first impressions, maintaining satisfaction, communicating effectively, handling complaints and avoiding mistakes which offend customers and emphasizes face-to-face and telephone contacts.
This course deals with practical application of mathematics concepts and fundamentals in business solutions. Topics include retail, accounting, finance and statistics. Students explore how to utilize spreadsheet software to compute business math applications. Many of the problems deal with solving equations through algebraic methods, so students must have some algebra background.
This course develops basic communication skills through a review of language structure with attention given to the basics of writing, English for business use, vocabulary, punctuation, capitalization, spelling and numbers.
This course focuses on nonverbal, oral, and intercultural communication skills; writing with electronic technology; formatting effective sentences and paragraphs; planning techniques for writing effective correspondence in business; and collaborative writing.
This introduction to the legal system and the common body of knowledge as it relates to the environment of business emphasizes business relations with society and government.
This introduction to the securities market gives special attention to corporate securities, mutual funds, various financial instruments, security analysis and portfolio development.
This course is an overview of international business with a focus on how American firms function in the economic, social, cultural and political environments outside the United States.
Students experience living and studying in a foreign country, which enables them to learn about a different culture, geography, history, religion, economics and different business practices and ethics. It allows the students the opportunity to become acquainted with different cities and countries and the way they are governed, and offers them the opportunity to conduct comparative studies with the United States. Students explore differences and commonalities through participation in activities and structured observation of their surroundings while abroad, including museums, historical sites, cultural events, architecture, and centers of religion, government, business, and education.
This course combines the fundamental knowledge and skills relating to the various business functional specialties previously learned. As such, this course becomes a capstone, a culmination of both experiences and education. The approach is from the point of view of a general manager, rather than from a functional (marketing, finance, etc.) point.