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Lower-Division Courses

Classes are offered in the semesters indicated, if not indicated, please refer to the Class Schedule.

The number of units given is indicated in parentheses following the course title.

BUS 150 Business and Society (3)
A survey of the major fields of management, designed to introduce students to the range of perspectives available in the discipline. Topics will include: accounting, finance, general management, health care management, human resources management, industrial relations, marketing, multinational management, organizational behavior and systems analysis. May be used as elective credit in the major if taken prior to admission to upper division business major status.

BUS 211 Business Statistics (4) Fall, Spring
Topics include data presentation, types of distributions, probability theory, sampling theory and hypothesis testing. Parametric and nonparametric statistical tests will be examined including t-tests, correlation tests, Chi-square, and ANOVA. Prerequisite: Computer competency and Pre-Business math requirement.

BUS 219 End-User Computing Tools for Business (3) Fall, Spring
A laboratory-intensive course in which students gain a working knowledge of personal and mainframe computer operating systems as well as popular business applications such as spreadsheets and data bases.

BUS 225 Legal Environment of Business (4) Fall, Spring
A study of the legal and ethical framework within which management decisions are made. The course emphasizes the sources, functions and processes of law.  It surveys a number of areas, including negligence, contracts, product liability and constitutional law, and reviews government regulations in the areas of consumer protection, antitrust, labor and employment law.

BUS 230A Principles of Accounting (4) Fall, Spring
A foundation course designed to provide a basic understanding of the theory and practice of accounting, with emphasis upon basic principles, concepts and controls in relation to external reporting. Prerequisite: Computer competency.

BUS 230B Principles of Accounting (4) Fall, Spring
A foundation course designed to provide a basic understanding of the theory and practice of accounting, with emphasis upon basic principles, concepts and controls in relation to internal reporting. Prerequisite: BUS 230A.

BUS 232 Introduction to Computer Accounting Cycle (1) Fall, Spring
An introduction to computer accounting applications, including forecasting, data base management, and financial statement preparation using a spreadsheet program. Prerequisites: BUS 230A and 230B. Cr/NC only.

BUS 270 Personal Financial Planning (3)
This course provides comprehensive coverage of personal financial planning in the areas of money management, career planning, taxes, consumer credit, housing and other consumer decisions, legal protection, insurance, investments, retirements, retirement planning, and estate planning. This course may not be used in the business major. Prerequisite: none.

BUS 295 Work Experience (2-4)
Designed for those seeking an internship-like experience but lacking the requisite academic experience for BUS 499. Its major purpose is for those individuals who obtain a unique opportunity but do not yet qualify for BUS 400. Cr/NC only.

BUS 296 Instructor Initiated Research Projects (1-4) Fall, Spring
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to participate in faculty sponsored research or study projects. It permits the student to pursue an area of interest that s/he would like to develop in close consultation with a faculty member. Cr/NC only.

 

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