Business (BUS)

BUS 018 Business Law 4 unit(s)
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
Recommended for most business majors, this course includes an introduction to the U.S. legal system; the relation of ethics to law; administrative, criminal, tort, and labor law; and legal aspects of international trade. Emphasis is on the study of the law of contracts and agency, with case studies, discussion, and analysis. (C-ID BUS120)
BUS 020 Business Statistics 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
BUS 020 is intended for business administration majors or anyone who wishes to gain an understanding of elementary data analysis, probability, and statistics. It introduces students to the use of probability techniques, hypothesis testing, and predictive techniques to facilitate decision-making. Topics include descriptive statistics; probability and sampling distributions; statistical inference; correlation and linear regression; analysis of variance, chi-square and t-tests, central tendency and dispersion measures; index numbers (CPI, deflators); time series analysis (trends, seasonal variations); probability theory; probability and sampling distributions (normal, exponential, binomial, Poisson); central limit theorem; and application of technology for statistical analysis, including the interpretation of the relevance of the statistical findings. Approved for Distance Learning format. (C-ID MATH110)
Prerequisites: MATH 230 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
BUS 082 Introduction to Business 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
A survey in business providing a multidisciplinary examination of how culture, society, economic systems, legal, international, political, financial institutions, and human behavior interact to affect a business organization’s policy and practices within the U.S. and a global society. Demonstrates how these influences impact the primary areas of business including: organizational structure and design; leadership, human resource management, organized labor practices; marketing; organizational communication; technology; entrepreneurship; legal, accounting, financial practices; the stock and securities market; and therefore affect a business’ ability to achieve its organizational goals. (C-ID BUS110)
BUS 100 Career Strategies 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course is designed to increase a student's understanding of researching jobs and organizations, employment interviewing, and professional development, including communication skills. Networking with the business community is an integral component of this course.
BUS 112 Public Speaking for Business 4 unit(s)
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Courses: COMM 112, SPCH 112
This is an introductory course in public speaking and presentation software. This course covers a variety of formal public speaking styles and formats. Students will also learn how to create a computerized slide show, as well as speaker outlines/notes and audience handouts to assist in their presentations.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better, or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures and BUS 270 or equivalent college course with "C" or better.
BUS 119 Quantitative Methods 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This is an introductory course for Business Administration majors designed to develop an appreciation of the value of quantitative methods in decision making by formulation and solution of common business problems. Topics include linear models, matrix algebra, linear programming, finance, and an introduction to probability. Approved for Distance Learning format. (C-ID MATH130)
Prerequisites: MATH 230 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
BUS 174 Marketing Principles 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of marketing by exposing them to planning, producing, storing, promoting, selling, and distributing commodities. In addition, the student will focus on the importance of market research, market segmentation, consumer behavior, marketing plans, and advancements in e-business and the internet.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures
BUS 181 Intro to Entrepreneurship 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Business 181 develops an understanding of complex tasks faced by individuals engaged in entrepreneurial activities. It identifies the methods for developing a business idea, the process of starting a business, how to acquire resources, and the key parts of a business plan.
BUS 184 Business Communications 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course introduces students to the foundations of communication in a business setting. Students are exposed to various topics related to interpersonal and group communication within the context of applications in an office or virtual office setting. Students will develop skills in the forms of written communication, including memos, emails, business letters, and reports. Communication ethics and cross-cultural communications are also explored. Upon completing the course, students will have an awareness of their personal communication style and be able to identify areas for further exploration of communication as a business skill.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: BUS 293 or ENGL 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or eligibility for ENGL 1 determined by COS Placement Procedures and BUS 270 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
BUS 185 Ethics in Business & Industry 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Equivalent Course: ITEC 185
The focus of this class will be on the application of ethics to contemporary issues occurring in today's business and industry. Students will also be exposed to the theoretical approaches to ethics.
BUS 188 Human Relations in Business 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Students will become acquainted with those accepted patterns of behavior and performance standards which will enhance their skills in the workplace and in life. The student will be exposed to management techniques applicable to his/her business, domestic, personal, and social lives. Exploration of issues including diversity, leadership, teamwork, motivation, employee development, stress management, physical and emotional health, wellness, ethics, decision making and problem solving toward the goal of improving interpersonal effectiveness on the job. This course is a general education course which will be of value to both the business and non-business student.
BUS 268 Electronic Calculating 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
This course introduces the students to the ten-key pad. Students will develop speed and accuracy using the touch method, review the principles of arithmetic, and transfer the skills to the solution of business problems.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: BUS 295 or MATH 360 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
BUS 270 College Keyboarding Level 1 3 unit(s)
Hours: 2.5 Lecture/Discussion
2 Lab
This course is designed to help students develop strong keyboarding skills and specific word processing and general computer application skills.
BUS 271 College Keyboarding Level 2 3 unit(s)
Hours: 2.5 Lecture/Discussion
2 Lab
Business 271 is an intermediate keyboarding course with emphasis on improving speed and accuracy related to advanced business correspondence, forms, tables, manuscripts, and production keyboarding.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: BUS 270 or equivalent college course with "C" or better or equivalent knowledge and/or skills as determined by departmental assessment
BUS 293 Business English 4 unit(s)
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
This course is designed to help students become more proficient in and more comfortable with the use of the English language. It provides a complete review of and practice in using the fundamentals of English grammar: parts of speech, spelling, sentence structure, punctuation, and vocabulary building.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 360 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
BUS 295 Business Mathematics 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
A broad course designed to expose students to a wide variety of business computations and applications, including percentages, discounts, markups and markdowns, simple interest, payroll, taxes, commissions, banking, business statistics, and the applied use of algebra in solving business problems.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: MATH 360 or equivalent college course
BUS 297 Personal Finance 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course is open to both business and non-business majors and provides an overview of the elements necessary for effective personal financial planning. Topics include the time value of money; managing your money; managing your credit; borrowing money; personal financial statements; tax concepts; investments; large purchases such as a home or vehicle; life, health, and other types of insurance; retirement planning and estate planning.
BUS 360 Elementary Keyboarding 1 unit(s)
Hours: 0.5 Lecture/Discussion
2 Lab
Equivalent Course: BUS 360AC
This course introduces students to the computer keyboard. Students will use the touch method to key letters, numbers, symbols, and the numeric keypad.