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BUS& 101|Introduction to Business

5 Credits

Formerly BA 101

A critical survey of the theory, principles, and practices of modern business. The theme is building world class employees who produce and distribute world class goods and services in an increasingly competitive global marketplace. Critical thinking, systems understanding, resource allocation, human relations, and technology application are emphasized.

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BUS 103|Principles of Sales

5 Credits

Formerly BA 103

A study in consumer motivation, buyer benefits, overcoming sales resistance, and closing of sales supplemented by sales demonstrations developed and presented in the classroom.

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BUS 105|Business & Payroll Tax Accounting

5 Credits

Formerly BA 105

A study of the various aspects of federal, state, and local taxes levied upon business. Emphasis placed on Federal Income and Social Security tax withholding, sales tax requirements, and various state regulations regarding employee health, safety, unemployment insurance, and business and occupation tax. Students practice completion of various tax reports and maintenance of accurate tax-related records. Offered spring quarter only.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ACCT&201 or instructor permission.

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BUS 107|Federal Income Taxes

5 Credits

Formerly BA 107

This course emphasizes tax planning and tax recognition, not tax expertise. Students will be aware of the many issues and general solutions in taxation, including tax considerations in business decision-making, tax effects of business transactions; taxation of compensation; fringe benefits; capital gains; fixed asset transactions; tax credits; alternative minimum tax and passive activity rules, but leaving the detailed tax planning or compliance work for other tax courses. Offered fall quarter.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: ACCT& 201.

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BUS 111|Computerized Accounting

5 Credits

Formerly BA 111

This course requires students to use QuickBooks to account for service and merchandising businesses. The different modules include Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Payroll, and integration of Microsoft Excel and Word.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ACCT& 201 and ACCT& 202 or concurrent enrollment in ACCT& 202.

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BUS 120|Personal Finance

5 Credits

Formerly BA 120

In this introductory course students learn a basic foundation of personal finance knowledge and how to apply it to their life. Students learn the fundamentals of planning, analyzing, managing, and investing personal financial resources. This includes practical knowledge and strategies for many real-life scenarios such as purchasing a home, deciding on a credit card, and buying a car. Other important topics include understanding how credit scores work, budgeting, and insurance, as well as a basic overview of investment tools and strategies. Additionally, students learn how to create a budget and a balance sheet and calculate their net worth. Students are challenged to apply this information to their own life situations by developing a personal financial plan.

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BUS 134|Public Relations

5 Credits

Formerly BA 134

A critical study of the theory, principles, and practices of organizational public relations in the complex social, technical, and political climate of the era. The class is writing and speaking intensive, culminating in student oral presentations, and a portfolio of media examples.

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BUS 150|Advertising Principles

5 Credits

Formerly BA 150

Study of when and how to use the major advertising mediums, with emphasis on local advertising. The course includes media buying, copywriting, layouts, production, market research, and sales promotion.

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BUS 165|Investments

5 Credits

Formerly BA 165

Fundamentals of investing and investment alternatives, including a study of traditional investment vehicles such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and more speculative strategies such as options and futures. The course examines investment decision-making within the framework of investment goals including safety, risk, growth, and income. The mechanics of various financial markets are also discussed.

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BUS 170|Introduction to Event Planning

5 Credits

Introduction to event planning including learning about the types of meetings and events, awareness of site location and suitability, logistics of the planning process, importance of market and sales research, and careers options in the event planning industry.

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BUS 171|Event Planning Internship

1–6 Credits

To obtain experience in event planning by assisting or being the lead in the completion of an event planning project(s).

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BUS 179|Introduction to Entrepreneurship

5 Credits

This is a survey course in entrepreneurship and business development. This course focuses on starting and developing a new business. Topics include evaluating opportunities and testing the feasibility of creative ideas, selecting and dealing with partners; examining alternative methods of financing, developing the initial competitive strategy, structuring and managing the business through the early survival months, and locating sources of outside help.

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BUS 195|Supervised Employment

1–5 Credits

Formerly BUS 1952

A supervised paid work experience in a community agency, business, or industrial firm involving the application and practice of skills and principles learned in the classroom.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

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BUS 196|Employment Seminar

1–5 Credits

Designed to provide students with insight into the many aspects of the world of work through discussions of their personal work environments, encompassing actual on-the-job training and observations. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BUS 195.

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BUS 199|Special Studies

1–5 Credits

Formerly BA 199

A class used to explore new coursework.

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BUS& 201|Business Law

5 Credits

Formerly BA 254

An introduction to the American legal system including its social, political, and ethical impacts on international and domestic business. The court system and judicial procedures are examined. Class focuses on business and personal liability in the areas of torts, crimes, and contracts, including its application of the Uniform Commercial Code, emphasizing on contractual relations and implications in business forms, employment, agency, regulation, and property.

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BUS 210|Managing Personal Finance

5 Credits

This course explores how and why individuals make the financial choices and decisions they do. Individual attributes and relationships from a financial perspective are explored. Emergency funds, goals, and financial statements are covered, as well as basic retirement information. Money problems and solutions illustrate real life problems. Careers, mindfulness, and life balance topics round out a holistic approach to finances. A term paper is required to reflect upon individual learning in managing personal finances.

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BUS 220|Personal Finance

5 Credits

Formerly BA 220

This advanced personal finance course is for the mature individual who is seeking in-depth information and discussion on retirement, tax, and estate planning. The specifics of retirement trends and strategies, life goals, IRAs, pension plans, distributions, insurance, and wills are researched culminating in a retirement and estate plan.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: BUS 120 or instructor permission.

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BUS 250|Management Information Systems

5 Credits

Formerly BA 250

This course is designed to introduce business majors to Management Information Systems (MIS) and demonstrate how these systems are used throughout organizations in theory and application. This course focuses on organizational information systems, including managerial support systems and acquisition, and application of information systems. Topical coverage consists of a web-based, global environment, and how to manage it through a competitive advantage and strategic information system. Ethics and privacy, network communications, E-commerce, mobile commerce, and contemporary topics are explored. The software deliverables include a PowerPoint presentation and a Word document from the student's fictional or real business, followed by an Excel spreadsheet and Web 2.0 Google Docs. As a result of taking this course, students will obtain valuable information technology knowledge and skills required for success in business.

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BUS 255|Legal Institutions & Processes in Am. Business

5 Credits

Formerly BA 255, POLS&200

An examination of U.S. governmental roles and processes that affect business and our socio-economic systems. Provides an in-depth look at the U.S. legal structure and legal reasoning of substantive law and procedural and regulatory processes, focusing on legal analysis in facilitating conflict resolution.

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BUS 257|Governmental Accounting

5 Credits

Formerly BA 257

Accounting practices for the growing nonprofit segment of the economy (governmental units, educational institutions, hospitals, etc.) with a comparison to accounting for profit-making organizations. Includes a practice set to be used on microcomputer.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ACCT& 201.

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BUS 261|Human Resources Management

1–5 Credits

Formerly BA 261

A critical inquiry into the theory, principles, and practices of human resource management in the global work place of the 21st century. Emphasis is on the shift from large-scale business to the practices needed to sustain and nourish world-class standards and practices in small and start-up enterprises.

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BUS 262|Management Principles

5 Credits

Formerly BA 262

A study of the essentials of management in merchandising, manufacturing, agriculture, agrichemical business, and service businesses.

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BUS 263|Principles of Finance

5 Credits

Formerly BA 263

An examination of the analytical tools used to manage and control finances. Concepts include: acquisition and oversight of working capital; intermediate and long-term financing; and the cost of capital and capital budgeting.

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BUS 264|Fraud & Accounting Information Systems

5 Credits

Formerly BA 264

This course provides a perspective of Accounting Information Systems through the examination of fraud including various schemes, skimming, and check tampering. Accounting and legal principles provide a context for the big picture of occupational fraud and abuse. The behavioral theory and social factors that motivate perpetrators of fraud are explained. The Systems Understanding Aid (SUA) is an accounting practice set supported with documents to enhance understanding an accounting system.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: ACCT& 201, ACCT& 202, or ACCT& 203.

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BUS 265|Marketing Principles

5 Credits

Formerly BA 265

Study of marketing functions from the viewpoint of the manager covering such topics as marketing, distribution channels, price market grid, transportation, and consumer behavior.

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BUS 267|Marketing Special Projects

1–5 Credits

Formerly BA 267

A practical and student-centered project oriented class, utilizing marketing skills to develop marketing plans for the Tri-Cities area business and charitable organizations. The use of primary and secondary data collection, research, business start-up planning, profitable business decision-making, and business communication skills as they relate to a final project.

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BUS 268|Marketing Special Projects II

1–5 Credits

Formerly BA 268

A continuing practical and student-centered marketing project course utilizing material provided by proposing clients. Included in this project is the development of a marketing promotional plan for-profit and not-for-profit companies. This special project is designed to help students use marketing skills related to primary and secondary data collecting and added researched data, business startup planning, making a business more profitable, and decision-making as they relate to the final promotion of a product or business. As in course BUS 267, more advanced projects are assigned and above skills are expanded.

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BUS 269|Marketing Special Projects III

1–5 Credits

Formerly BA 269

A continuing practical and student-centered marketing project course utilizing material provided by proposing clients, student researched data. Included in this project is the development of a marketing promotional plan for-profit and not-for-profit companies. This special project is designed to help students use marketing skills related to effective business promotion and/or product development. Selling skills, creative planning, and implementation training will be utilized for the client's benefit. As in course BUS 268, more technical and advanced projects and research are assigned and the above skills are expanded to client specifications.

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BUS 271|Human Relations Business

5 Credits

Formerly BA 271

Study of the individual and his or her growth and development. Course is designed to enable students to establish goals and lead others in the accomplishment of those goals. It is aimed at heightening the student's awareness of leadership and management.

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BUS 272|Organization Development

3 Credits

Formerly BA 272

A critical study of theory, principles, and practices in the development of contemporary business organizations. The focus is on diagnosis in a problem-solution approach. Key issues are triggering, managing, and nourishing change in a turbulent and highly competitive global business environment. Systems understanding, resource, and technology applications are considered.

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BUS 279|Intermediate Entrepreneurship

5 Credits

Students will learn the principles and skills needed for implementation of a business plan to own and operate a successful venture. The principles and skills of the entrepreneur are utilized in the decision making process. Topics covered in this course include: The appropriate business structure and organization, developing plans and strategies for the entrepreneurial venture, financing strategies, exploration of growth opportunities, and successful managing of scarce resources.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: BUS 179.

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BUS 280|Innovation & Design Thinking 1

5 Credits

This course combines theory and individual and group assignments to introduce students to the main concepts of innovation creativity and design thinking. Students learn various tools to promote creativity within themselves and others, processes to increase innovation, how to contribute to a creative team, how to manage creativity, and how to establish a culture of creativity within an organization. Students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for the creative/innovative processes and will be prepared to contribute in a unique and productive way to today's entrepreneurial and organizational demands.

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BUS 281|Innovation & Design Thinking 2

5 Credits

Students complete a comprehensive project including the concept, design, formal proposal, implementation, presentation, and report phases. Students participate in design teams to solve a design challenge based on the IDEO "deep dive" concept. The emphasis in Innovations 2 is on brainstorming, project evaluation, team formation, careers, business, intellectual property, professional organizations, and professional ethics, detailed design and rapid prototyping, including research and development of a prototype and presenting the final product.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: BUS 280.

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BUS 282|Innovation Capstone

5 Credits

Students integrate theory, concepts, and skills from the previous two innovation courses and apply them in real world situations. Students also demonstrate a comprehensive analysis of on-going innovation needs for an organization/business and then work directly with team(s) and client(s) to apply innovation concepts. Students also assist in the operation of an "open innovation center" that CBC and the larger business/organization community can engage with and participate in innovation activities for the purpose of research, teaching, and the sharing of innovation and design knowledge, thinking, and applications.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: BUS 281.

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BUS 295|Supervised Employment

1–5 Credits

Formerly BUS 2952

A supervised, paid work experience in a community agency, business, or industrial firm involving the application and practice of skills and principles learned in the classroom.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: instructor permission.

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BUS 296|Employment Seminar

1–2 Credits

Designed to provide students with insight into the many aspects of the world of work through discussions of their personal work environment, encompassing actual on-the-job training, and observations. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: concurrent enrollment in BUS 295.

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BUS 299|Special Studies

1–5 Credits

Formerly BA 299

A class used to explore new coursework.

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