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2012-2013 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Business Management Course List


Business Management

Courses

  • BUS& 101 - Introduction to Business



    5.0 Credits
    An introduction to business history, concepts, principles, and operations. Examines the relationship among business, government and society. Covers concepts from a variety of disciplines, including economics, marketing, accounting, finance, management and global business. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Examine and discuss how businesses operate within the political, cultural, social, technological, economic, natural and legal environments. [REASON]
    2. Define and analyze contemporary business terms and concepts. [REASON]
    3. Demonstrate effective critical thinking by analyzing current business issues and recommending effective responses. [REASON]
    4. Assess current events to identify and analyze business practices and theories in action. [REASON]
    5. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship between the past and the present. [REASON]
    6. Describe and discuss fundamental business principles in writing. [COMMUNICATE]
  • BUS 130 - Business Mathematics



    Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
    Instruction and review of basic math functions to prepare students for business classes. Ratio-proportion, percents, estimating, basic algebra, trade/cash discounts, promissory notes, credit terms, and other consumer related activities. Transfer limited. Prerequisite: MATH 040  or equivalent with a grade of 2.0 or higher, or appropriate score on Math Placement Test, or advisor’s recommendation. Minimum placement into EAP 121  or BRDGE 093 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Solve word problems using whole numbers fractions, and decimals. Performing addition, subtraction multiplication and division when appropriate. [REASON]
    2. Convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions; fractions and decimals to percents. [REASON]
    3. Estimate answers by rounding. [REASON]
    4. Solve equations for unknowns. [REASON]
    5. Solve word problems using simple algebraic equations. [REASON]
    6. Use percents applying the portion formula to solve business problems. [REASON]
    7. Calculate trade discounts-single and chain; cash discounts, credit terms and partial payments; markdowns and selling price of perishables; simple interest and maturity value of financial instruments. [REASON]
    8. Define promissory notes and calculate interest, discount and maturity value. [REASON]
  • BUS 155 - Special Topics



    Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
    Seminars of current interest in business. S/U grade option.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Explore areas of current interest to the business students.
  • BUS 162 - Business Credit Principles



    3.0 Credits
    Intro to credit, the credit cycle, the C’s of credit, obtaining and analyzing credit information to arrive at the credit decision. Monitoring and collecting accounts receivable (current & past due) collection techniques and submission of data for management evaluation. Prerequisite: ENGL 100  or college level writing skills or instructor permission. Offered through the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) in partnership with Edmonds Community College. To register, contact the NACM at 206.728.6333.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the basic operation of a commercial credit department. [REASON]
    2. Analyze and set-up credit accounts for commercial customers. [REASON]
    3. Describe and demonstrate the process of basic commercial account collections. [REASON]
    4. Demonstrate ability to make presentations to and develop reports for management with confidence. [COMMUNICATE]
  • BUS 163 - Credit Management Law



    3.0 Credits
    Introduce contracts and the legal forms of business; the Uniform Commercial Code, Articles 2,3,5,7 and 9; review Anti-Trust and other credit regulations; secured transactions including liens, bond claims; arbitration/mediation; court actions, bankruptcy, management reports, and international trade. Prerequisite: BUS 162  or instructor permission. Offered through the National Association of Credit Management (NACM) in partnership with Edmonds Community College. To register, contact the NACM at 206.728.6333.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate understanding of the purpose and use of the law in credit management. [REASON]
    2. Demonstrate reading and understanding of the basic concepts of the Uniform Commercial Code (Articles dealing with credit transactions. [REASON]
    3. Demonstrate understanding of the basic procedures needed in order to set up a secured credit transaction. [REASON]
    4. Demonstrate understanding of the basic use of the court system, arbitration, and mediation, and bankruptcy in credit management problems. [REASON]
  • BUS 164 - Financial Accounting for Credit Managers



    3.0 Credits
    A basic financial accounting course covering the fundamentals of accounting including journalizing, posting, financial statements, adjustments, and cash funds and flow. Financial recordings will be addressed from a credit management and investor point of view. Prerequisite: BUS 162  and 163  or instructor permission. Offered through the National Association of Credit Management (NACM in partnership with Edmonds Community College. To register, contact the NACM at 206.728.6333.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Record transactions in a general journal format and to post to a general ledger. [REASON]
    2. Prepare trial balances and basic financial statements. [REASON]
    3. Reconcile cash and bank accounts and compute cash flows. [REASON]
  • BUS 165 - Financial Statement Analysis I for Credit Management



    3.0 Credits
    Introduction to financial statement analysis for credit management including income statement, statement of equity, and balance sheet; introduction to ratios and industry comparisons, credit risk formulas and forecasting. Final course in the CBA certificate program. Prerequisite: BUS 164  or college accounting. Offered through the National Association of Credit Management in partnership with Edmonds Community College. To register, contact the NACM at 206.728.6333.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the purpose and use of financial statements in credit management. [COMMUNICATE]
    2. Demonstrate the ability to read and interpret the basic concepts of financial statements. [REASON]
    3. Demonstrate the use of financial statement analysis in assessing credit risk. [REASON]
  • BUS 166 - Advanced Credit Management



    3.0 Credits
    The coordination of the technical skills used on the legal, financial, management level incorporating elements of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling. This is the first in a series of ACAP courses leading to the CBF certification. Prerequisite: CBA Certification or instructor permission. Offered through the National Association of Credit Management in partnership with Edmonds Community College. To register, contact the NACM at 206.728.6333.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Interpret the role of the Credit Department within the organization and the business world. [EXPLORE]
    2. Define the functions of management and interpret the operational requirements of each as they relate to the Credit Department. [REASON]
    3. Demonstrate the ability to identify and utilize the skills required to successfully manage the Credit Department. [REASON]
    4. Demonstrate the ability to establish and manage a Credit Department. [REASON]
  • BUS 167 - Financial Analysis for Credit Management II



    3.0 Credits
    A realistic and organized approach to financial reporting with particular emphasis on analysis and interpretation of the end result of financial reporting–financial statements. Statements of actual companies are used extensively in problems, cases, and complete analysis. Prerequisite: BUS 165 , CBA (Certified Business Associate) designation or instructor’s permission.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Interpret, at an intermediate level, how to interpret financial statements used by corporations, through analyzing financial information, synthesizing the results and evaluating credit risk. [REASON]
    2. Apply the above objectives on selected organization’s financial information from major corporations in the fields of manufacturing, retailing, and service including regulated and non-regulated industries. [REASON]
    3. Demonstrate higher level knowledge of financial reporting. [REASON]
    4. Prepare for the NACM-CBF (National Association of Credit Management-Credit Business Fellow) Professional Certification examination–the second level in the certification program. [REASON]
  • BUS& 201 - Business Law



    5.0 Credits
    Legal institutions and processes in a business society; law as a system of social thought, behavior and resolution. Meets business administration transfer requirements for most institutions (was BUS 240). University of Washington transfers see POLS& 200. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 100 .

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Read and analyze fact patterns in accordance with the legal professional case analysis method; apply appropriate vocabulary and substantive legal principles; and then analyze, compare and evaluate the logic, reasoning, and arguments of other students in accordance with established legal principles. [REASON]
    2. Read, analyze, compare and evaluate the merits and logic of the arguments presented in a case and critically examine how social/cultural attitudes and values affect and are affected by the court’s holding in a case. [REASON]
    3. Work cooperatively and as a team with other students in debating ideas, including listening attentively to other opinions, viewpoints, and cultural perspectives and weigh the merits of same. [REASON]
    4. Describe the basic principles of business law subjects such as constitutional authority to regulate business; common law contracts; the Uniform Commercial Code; agency; business associations; real and personal property and business-related torts. [REASON]
    5. Demonstrate an understanding of the Law, its historical development, judicial process and the role of Law in a complex social system, with emphasis on the American legal system and its institutions. [REASON]
    6. Analyze and evaluate ideas of ethics, social responsibility, and justice, and, when confronted with an ethical dilemma, weigh the arguments for alternative courses of action and logically persuasively argue for a particular course of conduct. [REASON]
  • BUS 255 - Special Topics



    Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
    Seminars of current interest in business. S/U grade option.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Explore areas of current interest to the business students.
  • BUS 290 - Professional Development Seminar



    1.0 Credits
    Develop critical job skills and competencies related to success in internship and career transition. Internet access required. S/U grade only. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in BUS 291 . Registration by entry code only; obtain code from faculty coordinator.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the skills and knowledge necessary for job seeking and successful entry-level employment in business. [REASON]
    2. Demonstrate ability to use on-campus resources and internet based resources, including; networking, use of professional organizations; utilization of web based career software; Career Resource Room; job fairs; job search techniques. [REASON]
    3. Complete updated professional career portfolio. [REASON]
    4. Present oral and written summary and evaluation of internship/work experience in group setting. [COMMUNICATE]
    5. Interview local businesses regarding industry trends and hiring practices and present written findings. [EXPLORE]
    6. Describe the professional workplace issues, challenges and rewards working in a dynamic business environment. [ACT]
  • BUS 291 - Business Internship



    1.0 to 12.0 Credits
    Workplace experience. Develop learning objectives that relate to academic program and career goals. S/U grade only. Prerequisite: Secured internship; concurrent enrollment in BUS 290 ; completion of minimum of 15 credits related to area of study and GPA of 2.5. Registration by entry code only; obtain code from faculty coordinator with proof of internship.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Identify, discuss, and write specific learning objectives and develop career and educational plan to reach the career goals of the internship. [REASON]
    2. Demonstrate understanding of work place trends and opportunities. [REASON]
    3. Evaluate self and create options to achieve greater success in the experiential learning environment. [REASON}
    4. Develop positive work habits and skills in interpersonal relations while interning at the internship site. [COMMUNICATE]
    5. Experience both oral and written communications at work-site. [COMMUNICATE]
    6. Develop understanding of workplace issues: employer expectations, professional and ethical attitudes; understanding of work environment; job descriptions and performance objectives; interpersonal work skills, work site leadership, group interaction, conflict management and workplace cultural diversity. [REASON]
    7. Experience a new dynamic working community at the given internship site. [EXPLORE]
    8. Work among a variety of colleagues, vendors, and customers/clients to gain an overall understanding of workplace cultural diversity and ethics in the workplace. [EXPLORE]
    9. Gain and/or improve job-specific technical skills and soft skills at the internship. [ACT]
    10. Develop understanding of workplace issues: employer expectations, professional and ethical attitudes. [ACT]
  • MGMT 100 - Human Relations in Organizations:CD



    5.0 Credits
    Successful organizations maximize human potential to meet organizational goals and objectives. Focus on leadership, team building, interpersonal skills and applying principles of organizational behavior to today’s changing and diverse workplace.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply interpersonal skills for effective teamwork, conflict resolution, motivation, leadership and communication. [ACT]
    2. Identify strategies to improve cross-cultural relations and overcome cross-cultural communication barriers. [EXPLORE]
    3. Demonstrate systematic method for making ethical decisions. [EXPLORE]
    4. Explain barriers to communication and describe how to overcome them. [COMMUNICATE]
    5. Apply knowledge, awareness and/or skills to identify and analyze issues related to diversity. [EXPLORE]
    6. Describe how your personality, mental ability and values differs from others. [EXPLORE]
  • MGMT 101 - Introduction to E-Commerce



    5.0 Credits
    Covers the key business and technology elements of electronic commerce. Students learn about revenue models, marketing, business- to-business strategies and virtual communities and social networks. Course also introduces basic web server hardware and software as well as electronic commerce software, security and payment systems.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Identify and explain the key features of the internet. [REASON]
    2. Describe and analyze how the internet is used to market, sell and distribute goods and services. [REASON]
    3. Analyze various web sites including their structure and design. [REASON]
    4. Analyze and examine security programs to protect business and clients. [REASON]
    5. Develop criteria for establishing an effective business presence on the web. [REASON]
    6. Examine the legal, global, and ethical issues confronting electronic commerce. [REASON]
  • MGMT 106 - Retail Management



    5.0 Credits
    Examine the critical role retail business plays in our economy. Learn the functions of a retail business, the terminology used and gain an understanding of the various jobs and their requirements within the industry. Emphasis is on practical application of retail concepts.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Define and analyze retail management and business terminology and concepts. [REASON]
    2. Demonstrate skills critical in implementing successful retail business strategies. [REASON]
    3. Evaluate current issues in retail management. [REASON]
    4. Apply retail management skills in problem solving with groups/teams. [ACT ]
  • MGMT 107 - Event Planning



    5.0 Credits
    Overview of event planning including types of meetings and events, site location and suitability, logistics of the planning process, market and sales research, and careers in the event planning industry.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe and discuss the role and scope of event coordination as it is practiced in the various event genres. [EXPLORE]
    2. Conduct a thorough assessment of event needs and resources. [REASON]
    3. Identify and incorporate the appropriate event elements and services to meet the goals and objectives of an event. [REASON]
    4. Implement efficient, effective and safe logistical operations onsite for an event. [REASON]
    5. Create exciting production design elements to enhance the event purpose and theme. [EXPLORE]
    6. Analyze the appropriate support services and supplementary programs for an event. [REASON]
    7. Develop a mid- and post-event evaluation process. [REASON]
  • MGMT 110 - Sustainable Business Practices



    5.0 Credits
    Business practices that measure success based on profitability, environmental sustainability and social responsibility. Terminology, frameworks and an introduction to systems thinking. Overview of sustainable practices in several industries. Exploration of business advantages for sustainability, including financial return, social return on investment, creativity, ethics, and carbon footprinting.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Define and discuss terminology for sustainable business practice. [REASON]
    2. Describe and discuss at least three frameworks for sustainability. [REASON]
    3. Analyze business practices in an existing business. [REASON]
    4. Describe the ethical and sustainability issues in global business practices. [ACT]
  • MGMT 122 - Customer Relations Management



    3.0 Credits
    Customer service is essential to business success. Learn the basics of customer needs and retention and skills in problem-solving, communication, and critical thinking that enhance career opportunities and organizational success.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Discuss examples of excellence in customer service in a variety of industries. [REASON]
    2. Explain how to attract and retain customers for business survival. [REASON]
    3. Demonstrate a variety of strategies for effective communication, creative problem solving and decision making in customer relations. [REASON]
    4. Explain how to maintain positive relationships with internal and external customers. [COMMUNICATE]
    5. Explain and discuss examples of appropriate business etiquette and social skills in the workplace. [COMMUNICATE]
  • MGMT 130 - Principles of Marketing



    5.0 Credits
    Class covers the fundamental skills marketers need to be successful in this rapidly changing, competitive environment. Students learn to analyze marketing opportunities, develop strategy and create an integrated marketing mix, including pricing,advertising, promotions, distribution and product development.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Define marketing and the marketing process. [REASON]
    2. Analyze the marketplace and consumers. [REASON]
    3. Design a customer-driven marketing strategy. [REASON]
    4. Create a marketing mix, including product, price, distribution and promotion. [REASON]
    5. Identify social and ethical issues and their impact on marketing decisions. [ACT]
  • MGMT 131 - Introduction to Sales



    5.0 Credits
    Basic sales with emphasis on understanding selling and sales trends in a competitive and diverse business environment. Develop personal desire, capabilities and potential for success in sales and gain valuable skills for personal and professional excellence.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Discuss the different types of buyers and their needs. [REASON]
    2. Describe the major prospecting methods and give examples of each method. [REASON]
    3. Plan and deliver a persuasive sales presentation that addresses customer requirements. [COMMUNICATE]
    4. Describe the key characteristics of effective sales dialogue. [REASON]
    5. Explain the importance of building trust and maintaining ethical relationships. [ACT]
  • MGMT 132 - Time Management



    5.0 Credits
    Time management is a valued skill for personal and professional success. Course focuses on individualizing the process to help students acquire the time management skills that employers require.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Examine effective time management skills for personal and professional use. [REASON]
    2. Evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses to create an action plan for time management improvement. [REASON]
    3. Assess and analyze individual needs for an effective time management program. [REASON]
  • MGMT 134 - Leadership



    2.0 Credits
    Students strengthen leadership skills through self-assessment. Course increases understanding of and experience with decision making, problem solving, communication and goal setting.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Assess and analyze personal leadership strengths and weaknesses. [REASON]
    2. Describe how to motivate employees. [REASON]
    3. Demonstrate skills and abilities for creating and managing change. [REASON]
    4. Demonstrate problem-solving and decision-making skills in simulated situations. [REASON]
  • MGMT 155 - Special Topics



    Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
    Topics related to current business management trends.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Identify and analyze current issues in business. [REASON]
  • MGMT 165 - MS Project



    3.0 Credits
    Covers project organizing, scheduling, managing and reporting using Microsoft Project. Generate Gantt/PERT charts, resource sheets and calendars; manage resources, tasks, and budgeting; customize and print reports for use in project management.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Apply project management concepts using current version MS Project. [REASON]
    2. Use current MS Project to screen elements and work with different views and tables such as PERT/Gantt chart views. [REASON]
    3. Create Project files and calendars, set project’s start date, and format a Project file. [REASON]
    4. Create, edit and modify tasks, such as creating task dependencies and constraints, adding lead-time between tasks and assigning durations and resources to tasks. [REASON]
    5. Develop reports to describe status of project and resource usage. [REASON]
    6. Effectively organize, schedule, manage, and report on projects. [REASON]
  • MGMT 180 - Finance-Money Management



    3.0 Credits
    Learn to manage your finances. Build a budget for living expenses. Understand banking, paying taxes and buying insurance. Learn the rules and regulations you need to know to manage credit cards and loans. Create a financial plan to invest for your future.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:

    1. Build a personal budget. [REASON]
    2. Formulate methods for establishing a positive credit score. [REASON]
    3. Identify criteria to evaluate and select a bank. [REASON]
    4. Explain the different forms of insurance. [REASON]
    5. Describe the steps and costs involved in purchasing a home. [REASON]
    6. Evaluate options and issues related to retirement planning. [REASON]
  • MGMT 199 - Special Projects



    1.0 to 5.0 Credits
    Individual projects in business management or related topics. By arrangement and permission of a business management faculty advisor. S/U grade only. Note: Credit available with approval. For information contact a business management faculty advisor.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this class the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate learning objectives determined through collaboration between the student and instructor which incorporate student interests and goals.
  • MGMT 211 - Supervision



    5.0 Credits
    Course focuses on developing supervisory skills: communicating effectively, employee selection, performance evaluation and coaching for performance and productivity, leading, motivating, and working with groups and teams.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Define and analyze the role of the supervisor in the workplace (planning, organizing, leading, controlling). [REASON]
    2. Identify and utilize effective management skills in team development and team building. [ACT]
    3. Analyze supervision skills utilized in the workplace. [REASON]
    4. Demonstrate the communication skills required as a supervisor in the workplace. [COMMUNICATE]
    5. Examine issues important to the role of supervisors in today’s workplace. [REASON]
  • MGMT 214 - Principles of Management



    5.0 Credits
    Learn managerial skills, with emphasis on: planning, situation analysis and decision-making, organizational structure, change management, staffing, leading employees and teams, and controlling operations. Students apply management skills through case studies and projects.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Analyze the basic principles of traditional management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling in a variety of contemporary organizations. [REASON]
    2. Define management theory, terms, concepts, practices, and processes. [REASON]
    3. Examine key themes including organizational culture, ethics and social responsibility, strategic planning, decision-making, valuing diversity, change and innovation, and continuous improvement systems. [REASON]
    4. Demonstrate critical thinking, business communication and teamwork skills for a multicultural and globally focused work environment and marketplace. [REASON]
  • MGMT 215 - Business Information Management



    5.0 Credits
    Business success relies on evaluating information that is accurate and timely. This course will analyze how businesses use information technology and the issues, strategies, concepts and terminology that employees must be familiar with to manage information.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Recognize the importance of information literacy competencies in business and demonstrate the ability to find, filter, analyze, synthesize and present information. [REASON]
    2. Discuss business impacts of poor data quality and identify ways to assess and improve it. [REASON]
    3. Explain the role of data as a business resource and the responsibilities for managing it within an organization. [REASON]
    4. Discuss issues and opportunities for business intelligence, analytics and knowledge management systems. [REASON]
    5. Explain the importance of ethics, privacy, security, compliance and controls in business information management. [REASON]
    6. Explore emerging trends and issues related to information management in organizations. [REASON]
  • MGMT 220 - Human Resource Management



    5.0 Credits
    Course focuses on human resource management trends, strategies and practices for staffing, recruiting, staff training and development, performance appraisal, benefits and compensation and employee and labor relations. Valuable for current or future managers and supervisors.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Discuss contemporary challenges facing human resource offices. [REASON]
    2. Distinguish between the strategic and the functional (traditional) approaches to human resource management. [REASON]
    3. Describe the functional responsibilities of typical human resource offices. [REASON]
    4. Identify key factors associated with effective job performance. [REASON]
    5. Recognize group and member characteristics associated with different levels of group performance. [REASON]
  • MGMT 221 - International Market Operations



    5.0 Credits
    Focuses on marketing activities that cross international borders, or otherwise involve adjustment to new economic, political, competitive and cultural environments. Prerequisite: MGMT 130  recommended.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate understanding of general marketing terminologies and activities. [REASON]
    2. Anticipate and explain the influences of political, economic, demographic and cultural environmental factors on marketing activities. [REASON]
    3. Compare and contrast basic operational marketing conditions in domestic and foreign markets. [REASON]
    4. Formulate appropriate marketing responses to varying market condition. [REASON]
  • MGMT 234 - Facilitation Skills



    Maximum of 3.0 possible Credits
    Learn and apply facilitation methods used to design and manage meetings, encouraging input, consensus, commitment, and team goal setting and achievement. S/U grade option.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate the common components needed for an effective interactive meeting. [ACT]
    2. Identify and discuss conflict management tools and principles commonly used in meeting facilitation. [REASON]
    3. Demonstrate consensus building tools and methods using facilitation techniques. [ACT]
    4. Evaluate and discuss major factors and trends in group facilitation. [REASON]
    5. Compare and contrast consensus building tools and methodologies used in group facilitation. [REASON]
  • MGMT 235 - Effective Teams



    Maximum of 3.0 possible Credits
    Class will give you tools to develop a team, to manage a team and to be an effective team member. You will also have an opportunity to identify and learn about removing barriers to effective teams. S/U grade option.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Identify the features of an effective team. [REASON]
    2. Identify behaviors and actions that enhance and derail team efforts. [REASON]
    3. Evaluate personal skills, beliefs and behaviors regarding team involvement and develop a work plan for improving personal and team success. [EXPLORE]
    4. Analyze human differences and similarities and practice techniques that value those differences while keeping the team on track. [REASON]
    5. Guide and participate in a team consensus process for the purpose of coordinated action. [ACT]
  • MGMT 240 - E-Marketing



    5.0 Credits
    Course explores how web-based applications, services and social networks are used to identify and target customers, and develop and execute marketing campaigns. E-Marketing integrates fundamental marketing principles with internet technology to build profitable customer relationships.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Discuss what makes e-marketing different, and how it has changed general concepts of marketing. [REASON]
    2. Examine the website technology that makes interactivity possible. [REASON]
    3. Evaluate site design and content for its impact on customer usability. [REASON]
    4. Identify internet user characteristics and behavior, user groups and traffic patterns. [REASON]
    5. Evaluate branding as a significant tool for creating competitive advantage in the internet marketplace. [REASON]
    6. Describe how social networking can enhance a marketing plan. [REASON]
  • MGMT 255 - Special Topics



    Maximum of 5.0 possible Credits
    Topics related to current business management trends. S/U grade option.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Identify and analyze current issues in business. [REASON]
  • MGMT 260 - Small Business Management



    5.0 Credits
    This course is designed to give students who are interested in entrepreneurship the exposure to a wide range of subjects essential to the formation, operation and success of a small business. Business planning and plan implementation is an integral part of the class.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Identify and describe meaningful goals and objectives for a small business. [REASON]
    2. Describe the steps in the strategic planning process. [REASON]
    3. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the various forms of business ownership and of purchasing an existing business. [REASON]
    4. Describe issues related to marketing small businesses. [REASON]
    5. Create an introductory business plan, including a marketing plan and financial plan. [REASON]
    6. Explain issues related to business ethics, legal requirements, social responsibilities and government regulations. [REASON]
  • MGMT 270 - Project Management I: Project Scope/Requirements



    5.0 Credits
    Learn the basics of working in a project team. Students create plans that identify project scope, constraints, stakeholders and risks, then explore customer needs and requirements. Includes an introduction to scheduling. Team and communication skills strongly emphasized.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Describe the role of project management in a variety of contemporary organizational structures. [REASON]
    2. Identify skills and attributes required to be a successful project manager. [REASON]
    3. Initiate a project and manage it to successful completion, using concepts learned throughout the course. [REASON]
    4. Create planning documents: write a scope statement, identify project constraints, determine customer requirements, evaluate stakeholders and identify risks. [REASON]
    5. Demonstrate use of project management tools including work breakdown structure, action plan, linear responsibility diagram and a basic network diagram. [REASON]
    6. Demonstrate ability to lead a project team and be a productive project team member. [ACT]
  • MGMT 271 - Project Management II: Scheduling/Controlling Projects



    5.0 Credits
    Course focuses on tools to plan, monitor and control project schedules, manage resources, budgets and specifications. Students develop projects using PM tools including WBS, Gantt charts and Network Diagrams. Project risk will also be addressed. Prerequisite: MGMT 270  recommended.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Create a plan for a project using a WBS and an Action Plan format. [REASON]
    2. Design a CPM Network Diagram for the project, and be able to update the schedule in response to changes. [REASON]
    3. Demonstrate methods of monitoring a project. [REASON]
    4. Control a project through problem identification, problem solving and communication with teams. [REASON]
    5. Discuss methods and formulas for estimating and budgeting. [REASON]
  • MGMT 272 - PMI PMP and CAPM Exam Preparation Class



    Maximum of 3.0 possible Credits
    Strategies to prepare for the CAPM or PMP Exam. Preview the PMBOK concepts and terms and learn valuable test-taking skills. Exercises and simulations are utilized to prepare for the exam and sample tests are given for practice. S/U grade only. Prerequisite: Formal project management instruction recommended.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Prepare a study plan for the CAPM or PMP exam. [REASON]
    2. Describe the CAPM/PMP format and typical question styles. [REASON]
    3. Complete the 23-hour formal project management training requirement for future professional certification with the PMI. [REASON]
    4. Complete an online practice exam. [REASON]
  • MGMT 275 - Business Strategies



    5.0 Credits
    Class draws from core management courses and is a program capstone. Students are introduced to inter-relationships among marketing, management, production and finance, in a global environment. Students develop competencies in ethics, teamwork, communication and critical thinking. Prerequisite: 20 credits of business and management courses recommended.

    Course Objectives
    Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Evaluate business strengths, weaknesses and critical issues. [REASON]
    2. Describe and discuss the different ways businesses meet strategic goals. [REASON]
    3. Analyze viable opportunities and potential threats in a given industry. [REASON]
    4. Create and present a proposal suggesting solutions for critical issues in a given industry. [COMMUNICATE]
    5. Describe the ethical issues of operating in a global environment. [ACT]
  • MGMT 299 - Special Projects



    1.0 to 5.0 Credits
    Individual projects in business management and related topics. By arrangement and permission of a business management department faculty advisor. S/U grade only. Credit available from the business management department.

    Course Objectives
    Upon completion of this class the student will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate learning objectives determined through collaboration between the student and instructor which incorporate student interests and goals.