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

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Calendar

September 2013
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Women's Volleyball vs. Johnson University

CloseAugust 26, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
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Women's Volleyball vs. IUSE

CloseAugust 27, 2013 @ 7:00 pm
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Last Day to Register, Drop/Add

CloseAugust 28, 2013 @ N/A

Last Day to Register, Drop/Add

CloseAugust 28, 2013 @ N/A
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Women's Volleyball @ Cincinnati Christian

CloseAugust 30, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
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Labor Day (No Classes)

CloseSeptember 2, 2013 @ N/A
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Ist Quarter Mid-Term Ends

CloseSeptember 5, 2013 @ N/A

All-Campus Carnival & Cookout

CloseSeptember 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

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An SGA-sponsored event.

All-Campus Carnival & Cookout

CloseSeptember 5, 2013 @ 5:30 pm

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An SGA-sponsored event.
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Elementary Fall Field Day (K-5)

CloseSeptember 6, 2013 @ N/A

Men's Cross Country @ UPike Dual Meet

CloseSeptember 6, 2013 @ 4:30 pm

Women's Cross Country @ UPike Dual Meet

CloseSeptember 6, 2013 @ 4:30 pm
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Women's Tennis versus Asbury University

CloseSeptember 7, 2013 @ 1:00 pm
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ALC Blood Drive

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ N/A

Yearbook Photos

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 9:00 am

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Yearbook photos will be taken in the entry area between the faculty-staff and student lounges on the 2nd floor of the Jerry C. Davis Student Center. The photo session counts as convocation credit and is required of all students. Please note that professional dress is also required.

Fall Opening Convocation: Colmon Elridge III

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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ALC is pleased to welcome Colmon Elridge III, executive assistant to Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear. Attendance at ALC’s opening convocation is required for all students, faculty, and staff.

Opening Convocation

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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Required of ALL students.

Opening Convocation

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Women's Volleyball @ Johnson University

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

Women's Volleyball @ Hiwassee

CloseSeptember 10, 2013 @ 4:00 pm
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MAPP Test (Freshmen & Juniors)

CloseSeptember 12, 2013 @ N/A

MAPP Testing

CloseSeptember 12, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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This is a required convocation for all first-time freshmen and all juniors ONLY. It is a casual dress event. Please watch for postings around campus that will provide more specific information. Location TBA.

MAPP Testing

CloseSeptember 12, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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This is a required convocation for all first-time freshmen and all juniors ONLY. It is a casual dress event. Please watch for postings around campus that will provide more specific information. Location: TBA.
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Senior Field Day (6-12)

CloseSeptember 13, 2013 @ N/A
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Men's Cross Country @ Centre College Invitational

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Women's Cross Country @ Centre College Invitational

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Women's Tennis versus Midway

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 11:00 am

Women's Volleyball Tri-Match @ Asbury

CloseSeptember 14, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

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Match #1 vs. SLCOP @ 12 PM Match #2 vs. Asbury University @ 2 PM Match #3 vs. Point Park University @ 4 PM
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ N/A

Virginia College Fair: Buchanan County Technical Center (Buchanan Co, VA)

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ 9:00 am

Virginia College Fair: Dickenson County Education Center (Dickenson Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Virginia College Fair: UVA-Wise, David J. Prior Convo. Center (Wise Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ N/A

Virginia College Fair: Lee High School (Lee Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 9:00 am

Constitution Day

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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Andrew Busroe, ALC’s Director of Library Services and adjunct professor, will lead us in a discussion to celebrate Constitution Day.

Virginia College Fair: Scott County Career and Tech Center (Scott Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Virginia College Fair: Southwest VA Higher Ed. (Abingdon/Washington Counties)

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

Religious Emphasis with Mark Combs

CloseSeptember 17, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

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In the first of three sessions, Mark Combs, founder of Hazard, KY’s Summit Community Church, will address students as part of Religious Emphasis Week.
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ N/A

Virginia College Fair: Smyth County College Night

CloseSeptember 18, 2013 @ N/A

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Time and location TBD.

Virginia College Fair: Lebanon High School Gymnasium (Russell Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 18, 2013 @ 9:30 am

Virginia College Fair: Southwest VA Community College (Tazewell Co., VA)

CloseSeptember 18, 2013 @ 12:30 pm
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Religious Emphasis Week

CloseSeptember 16, 2013 @ N/A

Virginia College Fair: Carroll County High School

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 9:00 am

Religious Emphasis with Mark Combs

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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In the second of three sessions, Mark Combs, founder of Hazard, KY’s Summit Community Church, will address students as part of Religious Emphasis Week.

Virginia College Fair: Wytheville Meeting Center

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

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The Wytheville Meeting Center is located adjacent to the campus of Wytheville Community College.

Religious Emphasis with Mark Combs

CloseSeptember 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm

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In the last of three sessions, Mark Combs, founder of Hazard, KY’s Summit Community Church, will address students as part of Religious Emphasis Week.
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Alumna and Alumnus of the Year Banquet

CloseSeptember 20, 2013 @ N/A

Men's Golf @ Hiwassee One-Day Golf Tournament

CloseSeptember 20, 2013 @ N/A

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Location: Three Ridges Golf Course – Knoxville, TN

Women's Volleyball @ Berea College Spoonbread Smash

CloseSeptember 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

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Matches: Sept. 20th vs. Ohio Christian @ 7 PM Sept. 21st vs. UPike @ 9 AM Sept. 21st vs. Johnson University @ 11 AM Sept. 21st vs. Carlow University @ 4 PM
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Women's Volleyball @ Berea College Spoonbread Smash

CloseSeptember 21, 2013 @ 9:00 am

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Matches: Sept. 20th vs. Ohio Christian @ 7 PM Sept. 21st vs. UPike @ 9 AM Sept. 21st vs. Johnson University @ 11 AM Sept. 21st vs. Carlow University @ 4 PM

Men's Cross Country @ Berea College Invitational

CloseSeptember 21, 2013 @ 10:30 am

Women's Cross Country @ Berea College Invitational

CloseSeptember 21, 2013 @ 10:30 am
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Women's Tennis @ IU Southeast

CloseSeptember 22, 2013 @ 11:00 am
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PBL Cupcake Social

CloseSeptember 24, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

Women's Volleyball @ Hiwassee College

CloseSeptember 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
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Women's Volleyball vs. Cincinnati Christian

CloseSeptember 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

Women's Tennis @ Carlow University

CloseSeptember 28, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
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1st Quarter Grades Due

CloseOctober 2, 2013 @ N/A
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Fall Festival

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ N/A

Women's Volleyball vs. IU Kokomo

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

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Match to be played at Midway College.

America's Funniest Professor - Dr. Carl Hurley

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

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Dinner & a show. Special fundraiser for The June Buchanan School.

Women's Volleyball @ Midway College

CloseOctober 4, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

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MCVB Tri-Match
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Men's Golf @ Berea College Fall Tournament

CloseOctober 5, 2013 @ N/A

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@ Battlefield Golf Course – Berea, KY

Women's Tennis @ SLCOP

CloseOctober 5, 2013 @ 11:00 am

Women's Tennis @ IU East

CloseOctober 5, 2013 @ 2:00 pm