BUS - Business Management


BUS 225Personal FinanceUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Economic and financial strategies used to accumulate, manage and protect personal assets. Emphasizing income generation, expense reduction, investment selection, and wealth creation to meet future needs and goals. Topics include investing (mutual funds, stocks, etc.), annuities, deferred savings, insurance, retirement planning, estate planning, and real estate finance.


BUS 295Special Topics in Business ManagementUNITS: 1-6
Experimental course development. Special topics in Business Management at the introductory level.


BUS (MIE) 305Legal and Regulatory EnvironmentUNITS: 3
Introduction to contract, tort and agency law, the judicial system, common law, statutory law, and constitutional law. Review and discussion of the major legal and regulatory issues affecting business including ethics, fiduciary duty, white collar crime, dispute resolution, intellectual property, international, and product safety laws. Credit is not allowed for both BUS 305 and MIE 305.


BUS 320Financial ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: ACC 210 and EC 201 or ARE 201 or EC 205
Financial decision making by businesses, including capital structure and dividend decisions, capital budgeting and working capital management. Basic financial concepts are covered such as risk and return measurement, portfolio theory and the time value of money.


BUS (CSC) 340Information Systems ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Fundamentals of information systems development and use in organizational setting. Information systems (IS), concepts, hardware, software, telecommunications, database management. IS development, applications and management in telecommunications,database management, various business processes, global issues, security and ethical challenges.


BUS (ST) 350Economics and Business StatisticsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: MA 114
Introduction to statistics applied to management, accounting, and economic problems. Emphasis on statistical estimation, inference, simple and multiple regression, and analysis of variance. Use of computers to apply statistical methods to problems encountered in management and economics.


BUS 360Marketing MethodsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: MIE 201, Sophomore standing
Examination of decisions affecting marketing of goods and services in consumer, industrial and international markets. Emphasis on the role of marketing in a managerial context. Areas studied include: the activities of marketing research, identification of marketing opportunities, and the development of marketing mix strategies including the decisions concerning pricing, distribution, promotion and product design.


BUS 370Operations ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Concepts in planning, controlling, and managing the operations function of manufacturing and service firms. Topics include operations strategy, process choice decisions, forecasting, production planning and control, and trends in operations management. Common tools for informed decision-making in these areas.


BUS 420Financial Management of CorporationsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: BUS 320 and (BUS/ST 350, or ST 302, or ST 361, or ST 370, or ST 372)
Advanced theory and practice of corporate financial management. Techniques for evaluating alternative investment, financing, capital structure, and dividend policy decisions. International aspects of corporate financial management. Use of personalcomputers in applying financial management theory to common financial problems.


BUS 422Investments and Portfolio ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: BUS 320 and (BUS/ST 350, or ST 302, or ST 311, or ST 361, or ST 370, or ST 372)
Analysis of the investment process, dichotomized into security analysis and portfolio management. Background information on financial assets, securities markets, and risk-return concepts. Analysis of valuation theory and techniques, modern portfoliotheory and portfolio performance.


BUS 425Advanced Personal Financial ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: BUS 320
Detailed economic, financial and legal analysis of risk management, retirement planning, nontraditional investments, estate planning. Strong emphasis on professional financial planning for those interested in personal finance as a career. Directly applicable for needs of small business.


BUS 426International Financial ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: BUS 320 and (BUS/ST 350, or ST 302, or ST 361, or ST 370, or ST 372)
Foreign exchange markets and their implications for direct and portfolio investment abroad. International capital markets. Multinational company exchange rate exposure measurement and management. Techniques and instruments of financing international trade and investment. Multinational capital budgeting and capital cost measurement. Techniques of international cash management. Credit for both BUS 426 and EC 449 not allowed.


BUS 440Database ManagementUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: ACC 340 or BUS 340
The fundamentals of database management within business applications. Data structures, user requirements, structured query language, query by example, application development, user interface design.


BUS 441Business Data Communications and NetworkingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: ACC 340 or BUS 340
The fundamentals of computer networking and the use of computer networks in business applications. Client-server networks, architecture, network hardware and software, key issues in network management, network security, and the fundamentals of datacommunications.


BUS 442Information Systems DevelopmentUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: ACC 340 or BUS 340
Concepts and skills necessary for developing information systems to aid in managerial decisions. Hands-on experience with development theory and concepts; objected-oriented design concepts, graphical user interface design concepts, algorithm designconcepts, and data structures.


BUS 443Decision Support SystemsUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: ACC 340 or BUS 340
This is an introductory course in designing and building Decision Support Systmes (DSS) for business applications. The course is directed to business school students seeking a career with a company that is a user of technology or is a member of a technology driven industry.


BUS 444Systems Analysis and DesignUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: ACC 340 or BUS 340
Overview of methodical approaches to developing information systems throughout the systems analysis, design and implementation processes. Topics include SDLC, project management, feasibility studies, requirements analysis, etc.


BUS 449Information Technology CapstoneUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: BUS 440 or 441 or 442 or 443 or 444.
This is a completely project-oriented course. Students will work on real applications for national or local firm(s) to solve "live" IT problems. Students will work in teams to develop client deliverables and present their final work to an appropriate industry-based management team. Field trips and/or outside class activities (including client/consultant work) are a major part of this course. Students who are unable to participate in these types of events should not enroll in this course.


BUS 460Consumer BehaviorUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: BUS 360
The consumer decision process, with emphasis on consumer decision making, satisfaction/dissatisfaction factors, perception, learning, group influences, and marketing strategy implications. Restricted to majors within the College of Management.


BUS 461Services MarketingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: BUS 360
This course focuses on the unique challenges of managing services and delivering quality service to customers. The attraction, retention, and building of strong customer relationships through service quality and customer satisfaction is at the heart of the course content.


BUS 462Marketing ResearchUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: BUS 360 and (BUS/ST 350, or ST 302, or ST 361, or ST 370, or ST 372)
The use, collection, organization and analysis of information pertinent to marketing decisions. Use of qualitative and quantitative data in the solution of specific marketing problems.


BUS 464International MarketingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: BUS 360
Explores moving from a national marketing approach to a global marketing strategy, and discusses competitive advantages and challenges in making the transition. Both traditional countries of Western Europe and emerging markets will be examined. Students will analyze culture considerations when evaluating the impact on local business strategies. In addition to learning the impact on the world's economy through globalization, emphasis will also be placed on developing necessary professional skills.


BUS 465Integrated Marketing Communications ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: BUS 360
Development of marketing communication theory and exploration of integrated marketing communication (IMC) practice. Topics include: IMC planning, management and budgeting; IMC strategy development and execution; media strategy and research; advertising research; ethical and legal issues; creativity; IMC ideation, campaign development; and campaign presentation. This is partially web-based course.


BUS 466Personal SellingUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: BUS 360
Revolves around the art of people-to-people interaction, which applies not only to the business-to-business sales environment but is also applicable to other professions. The selling process will be examined along with activities necessary to be successful in sales. With a common thread of developing and nurturing relationships, students will examine building partnerships, implications of ethical and legal issues, adapting the approach to the situation and identifying social styles with associated behaviors. Attention will also be focused on the steps involved in the sales cycle and how to be successful in their execution.


BUS 467Product and Brand ManagementUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: BUS 360
Provides an in-depth understanding of marketing planning and implementation involved in product and brand management. The course places emphasis on developing specific marketing strategies to support the creation and launch of new products and to successfully manage existing products and brands.


BUS 468Marketing StrategyUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: BUS 360
This course is designed to build on the core marketing principles you learned in your introductory marketing course and to enhance your understanding of their strategic implications.


BUS 470Business Process ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: BUS 370 and (BUS/ST350 or ST 302 or ST 361 or ST 370 or ST 372)
Major tools, techniques, and strategies used for designing and improving business processes, including process mapping, process analysis, continuous process improvement tools and techniques, strategies for process design, and process reengineering.Major group project in process analysis and improvement.


BUS 472Operations Planning and Control SystemsUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: BUS 370
Design and management of operations planning and control systems for manufacturing and service firms. Forecasting, capacity management, production and work force scheduling, project management, just-in-time and time-based competition, the impact ofinformation technologies on planning and control systems.


BUS 473Supply Chain StrategyUNITS: 3 - Offered in Spring Only
Prerequisite: BUS 370
Purchasing, materials management, and logistics. Purchasing systems, supplier-based strategies, price-cost management, value analysis. Inventory strategies, quantity and quality decisions, materials planning. Logistics strategies for services and manufacturing.


BUS 474Logistics ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall and Spring
Prerequisite: BUS 370
Management of physical flows of goods between firms, management of inventories that support those flows, and assessment of the effects of freight transportation choices on these management activities. A variety of conceptual frameworks and quantitative tools are used to formulate the basis for effective logistics decision making and relate those decisions to broader issues in managing the entire supply chain and fulfilling the strategic objectives of a firm. A nominal fee for simulation software may be required.


BUS 475Purchasing and Supply ManagementUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: BUS 370
This course is designed to help students develop knowledge of basic principles in purchasing and supply management. Students will be able to explain the potential contributions of these efforts of the competitiveness of the firm.


BUS 478Business Process ManagementUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Only
Prerequisite: BUS 370 and (BUS/ST350 or ST 302 or ST 361 or ST 370 or ST 372)
Major tools, techniques, and strategies used for designing and improving business processes, including process mapping, process analysis, continuous process improvement tools and techniques, strategies for process design, and process reengineering.Major group project in process analysis and improvement.


BUS 479Supply Chain Management Undergraduate PracticumUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: BUS 370 and one 400-level Operations/Supply Chain Management course
This course is comprised of a team-based project working on a Supply Chain Resource Consortium (SCRC) partner company's supply chain management issues. These projects vary in scope as are company's supply chain issues and improvement initiatives.Student groups need to provide their own transportation to off-campus sites.


BUS 495Special Topics in Business ManagementUNITS: 1-6
Presentation of material not normally available in regular course offerings, or offering of new courses on a trial basis.


BUS 498Independent Study in Business ManagementUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Detailed investigation of topics of particular interest to advanced undergraduates under faculty direction on a tutorial basis. Credits and content determined by faculty member in consultation with Department Head.


BUS (TTM) 585Market Research In TextilesUNITS: 3
Prerequisite: TAM (EC) 482
A study and analysis of quantitative methods employed in market research in the textile industry. Function of market research and its proper orientation to management and decision making.


BUS 590Special Topics In Business ManagementUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Presentation of material not normally available in regular courses offerings or offering of new courses on a trial basis.


BUS 610SP Topics Bus Mgmt


BUS 630Independent Study In Business ManagementUNITS: 1-6 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Detailed investigation of topics of particular interest to graduate students under faculty direction on a tutorial basis. Determination of credits and content by faculty member in consultation with department head.


BUS 688Non-Thesis Masters Continuous Registration - Half Time RegistrationUNITS: 1 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain half-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc.


BUS 689Non-Thesis Master Continuous Registration - Full Time RegistrationUNITS: 3 - Offered in Fall Spring Summer
Prerequisite: Master's student
For students in non-thesis master's programs who have completed all credit hour requirements for their degree but need to maintain full-time continuous registration to complete incomplete grades, projects, final master's exam, etc. Students may register for this course a maximum of one semester.