Alice Lloyd College

Business Courses

BUS 212: Fundamentals of Information Systems

Prerequisite: CIS 100

Offered: Fall and Spring

This course provides an introduction to systems and development concepts, information technology, and application software. It explains how information is used in organizations and how IT enables improvement in quality, timelines, and competitive advantage.

3 credit hours

BUS 240: Business Communications

Prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102

Offered: Spring

This course is designed to improve written and oral communication skills within the context of the business environment. Students will learn to prepare various business letters, reports, and other forms of written communications. Decision-making and problem-solving techniques are emphasized through an introduction to case study methods.

3 credit hours

BUS 295: Business Statistics and Research Methods

Prerequisite: MATH 112, 113, or higher

Offered: Fall

This course examines statistical and research techniques used in business decision making. A study of basic statistical concepts is included. Topics addressed include linear regression, correlation, the normal distribution, Chi Square, statistical decision making, time series analysis, statistical quality control and non-parametric statistics. Students will apply statistical techniques through computer assisted research assignments.

3 credit hours

BUS 310: Personnel Management

Prerequisites: Pre-BUS curriculum, BUS 315; junior standing or permission of the Business Program coordinator

Offered: Spring, even years

A study of employer-employee relationships in business and industry, including personnel policies and methods, selection, placement, training and promotion of employees, and recent trends in employment practices.

3 credit hours

BUS 315: Principles of Management

Prerequisite: Pre-BUS curriculum or permission of instructor

Offered: Fall

Detailed discussion of four stages of management: planning, organizing, directing and controlling. Emphasis on decision making and communication.

3 credit hours

BUS 317: The Dynamics of Group and Team Leadership

Prerequisites: Completion of the pre-business curriculum and junior status

Offered: Spring, odd years

Students will explore the theory and research findings needed to understand how to make groups effective and develop the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations. The dynamics of power, negotiation, conflict resolution, decision making, and the importance of diversity will be addressed. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to use leadership strategies for group communications and team building to attain organizational objectives.

3 credit hours

BUS 320: Financial Management

Prerequisite: Pre-BUS curriculum

Offered: Fall

The procurement and management of wealth by privately owned profit-seeking enterprises.

3 credit hours

BUS 325: Principles of Marketing

Prerequisite: Pre-BUS curriculum or permission of instructor

Offered: Fall

Marketing functions, trade channels, price policies, expenses and profits of middlemen, and public policy with respect to marketing practices.

3 credit hours

BUS 350: Business Law

Prerequisite: Pre-BUS curriculum or permission of instructor

Offered: Spring

A treatment of the fundamental principles of law relating to business. Emphasis is placed upon contracts, sales, bailments, negotiable instruments, agencies, property, bankruptcy, partnerships, and corporations.

3 credit hours

BUS 415: Decision-Making in Financial Institutions and Financial Markets

Prerequisite: BUS 320

Offered: As needed

This course examines decision-making in financial institutions. It focuses on operating within financial markets from the perspectives of the investor and the financial manager of a financial institution. Topics include: security analysis, portfolio management, and the management of financial institutions (with an emphasis on commercial banks).

3 credit hours

BUS 421: Investments

Prerequisite: BUS 320

Offered: As needed

An introduction to security analysis and portfolio management. Course includes an examination of financial markets, traditional and involving investment instruments, security valuation and selection, and financial planning and portfolio development.

3 credit hours

BUS 425: Marketing Management

Prerequisite: BUS 325

Offered: Spring, odd years

A course designed to provide the student with knowledge of the analytical process for managerial marketing decisions. The topics will include such problem areas as: product planning, distribution, pricing decisions and buying behavior.

3 credit hours

BUS 435: Production/Operations Management

Prerequisite: Pre-BUS curriculum

Offered: Spring

A study of the methods for planning, scheduling, operating and controlling the production process in both service and manufacturing environments. The behavioral aspects of productivity are considered, but the focus of the course is on productivity as it relates to production and operations management. Topics include productivity measurements, productivity ratios, forecasting, resource planning and allocation, facilities location and design, job design and measurement, production planning and scheduling, quality control and inventory systems. Students will learn to solve problems using operations research models, such as: PERT, queuing theory, linear programming applications and transportation cost optimization.

3 credit hours

BUS 445: E-Commerce

Prerequisite: Senior status

Offered: As needed

Examination of hardware, software, and organizational components of management’s responsibility for such overseeing electronic commerce systems, and a study of the business information system environment that e-commerce can impact.

3 credit hours

BUS 450: Business Policy

Prerequisites: BUS 315, 320, 325, senior status or permission of instructor

Offered: Spring

Strategy and policy formulation and implementation and their effects on the various levels of management. Integrates all functions of marketing, finance, accounting, production and considers the interpersonal aspects within the social, political, legal, economic, and ethical environments. This is the capstone course for the Business Administration major.

3 credit hours

BUS 461: Promotional Strategy

Prerequisites: BUS 325 and junior status

Offered: Spring, even years

Promotional Strategy is a study of the promotion factor of marketing including: economic sociological and psychological basis of demand stimulation. Implications for advertising, sales, promotion and publicity in the formulation of an effective campaign are discussed.

3 credit hours

BUS 462-464, 467-469: Special Topics in Business

Prerequisites: Pre-BUS curriculum and junior or senior status

Offered: Spring (odd years) or as needed

Some elective courses may be offered as special topics in business on an occasional basis depending on the availability and interests of students and faculty. Examples of special topics include International Business, Advertising Management, Commercial Bank Management, and Management Information Systems.

3 credit hours

BUS 465: Leadership Theory and Application

Prerequisites: BUS 325 and junior status

Offered: Spring, odd years

This course provides a survey of classic and emerging leadership theory with a focus on leadership thinking for the 21st century. Learners are expected to demonstrate an understanding of leadership theory and its applications in an organizational context. Learners will be given the opportunity to practice leadership by planning and leading a servant leadership project. The learning products will evidence mastery of classic and contemporary approaches to leadership.

3 credit hours

BUS 466: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Prerequisites: Pre-BUS curriculum

Offered: Spring, even years

This course introduces basic ethical concepts, principles, and examples to enhance understanding and use of ethics in solving moral dilemmas. Students will learn to use the stakeholder and issues management method to solve moral dilemmas in the business environment.

3 credit hours

BUS 470: Business Internship

Prerequisites: Full-time Business Administration major the semester prior to the one in which the internship is to be accomplished, Pre-BUS curriculum, junior or senior status

Offered: As needed

Students are placed with cooperating institutions and are jointly supervised by a work supervisor and a faculty member. Specific academic and work requirements are stated in a learning-work agreement.

1-3 credit hours

BUS 475: Business Independent Study

Prerequisites: Pre-BUS curriculum

Offered: As needed

Students have an opportunity to supplement formal course offerings with Independent Study. This must be arranged with the student’s Faculty Advisor and must be in compliance with the College’s requirements for Independent Study.

1-3 credit hours

BUS 488: Readings and Research in Business

Prerequisites: Business Administration major with senior status

Offered: Fall

An intense study of the research process, which moves the student sequentially from a general topic to formulating a thesis to the final draft of a comprehensive research project. The instructor will guide the student through planning, organizing, researching and drafting an accounting-related research report that sets forth a problem and offers a convincing solution. Students will make presentations on their readings and research throughout the semester, culminating in a major formal presentation of their work.

3 credit hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

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