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Business (BUS)

BUS-102 Intro to Business, 3 cr.
The basic fundamentals of business. Basic business and economic concepts and terminology; management, marketing, finance, human resource management, accounting and other business areas.
 
BUS-106 Employment Strategy, 2 cr.
Students are exposed to areas of retailing through field trips and interaction with people currently in the retail business. The class will involve job seeking skills and include actual job search and interviewing experience.
 
BUS-110 Business Math and Calculators, 3 cr.
A study of the mathematics of business in its application to a variety of vocations including fundamental mathematical processes, fractions, price and cost, interest, bank discounts, cash and trade discounts, depreciation, payroll and taxes, and financial statements. Students will acquire the skills to use Microsoft Excel to perform each concept as well as using the traditional methods.
 
BUS-115 Business Correspondence, 2 cr.
Emphasis on correct grammar; punctuation and spelling as applicable to written business communications, letters, memo and reports. Special notice is given to the individual student’s resume and letters of application.
 
BUS-121 Business Communications, 3 cr. 
Communication skills necessary in the business world, including use of the telephone, interviews, job applications, listening skills and letter writing.
 
BUS-125 Business Principles, 2 cr.
Guidelines for starting and operating a successful business.
 
BUS-126 Business Principles, 3 cr.
Introduction to record keeping, financing, employee benefits and employer problems.
 
BUS-130 Intro to Entrepreneurship, 3 cr.
This course emphasizes these processes: understanding how to find, analyze and pursue an opportunity; understanding oneself and personality characteristics of the “entrepreneur,” examining the environment for entrepreneurship. A case and experiential approach is used.
 
BUS-150 E-Commerce, 3 cr.
Students are introduced to the basic elements of electronic commerce as a market where commercial activities are conducted. It will focus on business concepts and how to apply technology in order to be successful. Topics include market trends, globalizing a company, vendor solutions, storefronts, advertising, resource requirements, and operational issues of launching a commercial presence in today’s global electronic marketplace.
 
BUS-154 E-Business, 3 cr.
E-Business will cover the unique aspects of creating a business strategy in the E-Business environment and will focus on the internet as a medium for promotion and distribution. E-Business will discuss how traditional marketing and business arenas can be transformed in this environment.
 
BUS-160 Human Relations, 2 cr.
Students are given the opportunity to apply human relations concepts and evaluate experience and observations. Social skills required in various occupational settings will be developed, emphasizing how appropriate personal attitudes lead to social and business success.
 
BUS-161 Human Relations, 3 cr.
Students are given the opportunity to apply human relations concepts and evaluate experience and observations. Social skills required in various occupational settings will be developed, emphasizing how appropriate personal attitudes lead to social and business success.
 
BUS-163 Interpersonal Skills At Work, 2 cr.
Techniques for supervisors in relating to others, especially work group members. Considerations for helping supervisors develop and maintain positive and healthy work relationships.
 
BUS-175 Business Seminar I, 1 cr.
Introduces the Small Business Management program, career opportunities in the business world and includes an orientation to the business internship.
 
BUS-176 Business Seminar II, 1 cr.
Continuation of BUS-175. Presents students with job-seeking skills including resume preparation and interviewing training.
 
BUS-183 Business Law, 3 cr.
Introduction to the development of law in our society — the legal rights and social forces of government, business, society and contracts. Presented under the legal framework of the Uniform Commercial Code.
 
BUS-185 Business Law 1, 3cr.
Business Law 1 is an introduction to Business Law in the areas of legal environment of business, contract law, contracts for the sale of goods (UCC) and real and personal property law.
 
BUS-186 Business Law II, 3 cr.
A continuation of BUS-183 in the area of sales, principal agent relationships, commercial paper, creditor rights, and secured transactions, real property, and bailments, as time permits.
 
BUS-197 Leadership Development, 3 cr.
This course explores leadership styles effective in the workplace and helps participants gain insight into their natural leadership style and implications of that style on work and group performance.
 
BUS-200 Time, Stress & Change Management, 3 cr.
This course provides students with the theories, tools, and resources to develop effective strategies that deal with managing time, stress, and change both personally and professionally. Focus will be placed on identifying, managing and/or solving real life situations.
 
BUS-211 Business Statistics/MAT-157 Statistics, 4 cr.
The use of statistics by the methods of descriptive and inferential statistics. Both single and bivariate data are analyzed. Elementary probability and normal probability distributions are studied along with hypothesis testing linear correlation regression analysis and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: MAT-102 or 2 years of high school algebra.
 
BUS-212 Business Statistics II, 3 cr.
A continuation of BUS-211 or MAT-157. Application of statistics in a business context and use of computer software for statistics. Prerequisite: BUS-211 or MAT-157.
 
BUS-238 Business Problem Solving, 3 cr.
A Capstone course for those students in business and computer science programs. The course will apply knowledge learned in business curriculum including accounting, management, marketing, information technology, e-commerce and office systems through the development of business strategy and implementation. Topics to be covered include development of a mission statement, value creation, SWOT analysis and strategy implementation and assessment. Students will share knowledge learned across their individual disciplines to perform case analysis, promoting critical thinking skills, teamwork and a crossfunctional business environment. (This course should be taken in the final semester of a student’s program.)
 
BUS-250 Principles of Real Estate, 3 cr.
Fundamental principles of real estate evaluation, brokerage, financing structure, construction and real estate law.
 
BUS-255 Real Estate Prelicensure, 3 cr.
This 60 hour prelicense course is required by the Iowa Real Estate Commission prior to examination for an Iowa Real Estate Salesperson license. Upon completion of this 60 hour curriculum a participant will be exposed to principles of real estate, terminology, mathematic calculations, procedures and ethics necessary to enable them to understand the real estate profession, prepare them to take the Real Estate Salesperson Examination, and to function as a well informed real estate salesperson.
 
BUS-259 Property/Liability Insurance Principles, 3 cr.
This introductory course addresses the fundamentals of property and liability insurance including risk, the methods of handling loss exposures, the effective use of insurance, insurance contracts, the regulation of the insurance industry, and the financial analysis of property and liability insurers. Other topics include marketing, underwriting, and claims settlement.
 
BUS-263   Commercial Insurance, 3 cr.
This course is intended to provide a broad understanding of the property and liability loss exposures faced by most organizations and the corresponding types of insurance for covering those loss exposures.
 
BUS-264   Personal Insurance, 3cr.
This course provides an overview of personal insurance, including property and liability loss exposures and personal risk management, auto insurance, homeowners insurance, and other types of personal property and liability insurance are introduced.  Finally, life, health, and disability insurance are covered.
 
BUS-268 Life Insurance/Financial Planning, 3 cr.
The focus of this course is on life insurance choices and comparison, the legal framework of life insurance, premium options, and reserves. Particularly emphasis is given to the concept of utilizing life insurance as a significant cornerstone of the financial planning processes.
 
BUS-723 Basics of Supply Chair Mgmt, 1 cr.
Covers basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain. A complete overview of material flow from internal and external supplies to and from your organization.
 
BUS-725 Detailed Scheduling & Planning, 1 cr.
Explore processes used to develop sales and operations plans, and identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements.
 
BUS-726 Executing & Control of Operations 1 cr.
Focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, reporting activity results, and providing evaluation feedback on performance.
 
BUS-727 Strategic Management/Resources, 1 cr.
Explores the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain related function. Topics include: aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating process to support the strategic plan, and implementing change.
 
On-the-job training, usually full time, in a small business or related enterprise.
 
BUS-938 Office On-The-Job Training, 5 cr.
Apprenticeship in office systems. Students will work as regular employees in offices supervised by staff members.
 
BUS-949 Special Topics, 3 cr.

Thirty-two students total from the University of Iowa, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa State University, Buena Vista University, and Iowa Lakes Community College will participate in advanced study of entrepreneurship that will include a team-based entrepreneurial venture computer simulation, seminars with successful entrepreneurs, business and community leaders, and networking and mentoring to enhance your understanding of entrepreneurship opportunities in Iowa. 

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