Business Management (BUS)

BUS 021 F The Securities Market 1 Unit

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 18 hours lecture per term. This course provides an overview of the securities market. Topics to be discussed include types of markets, economic benefits, regulation, types of securities, participants in the market, brokerage houses, types of trades and orders, sources of investment information, and services offered by various types of investment professionals.

BUS 022 F Common Stock 1 Unit

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 18 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to fundamental and technical analysis as it relates to common stock. Topics to be discussed include total return concept, return-risk characteristics, rights of stockholders, advantages and disadvantages of stock ownership, and basic valuation methods. An introduction to technical analysis with emphasis on chart patterns and technical indicators is also covered.

BUS 023 F Fixed Income Securities 1 Unit

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 18 hours lecture per term. This course covers the different types of fixed-income securities and their characteristic features, the rights of security holders, and basic valuation approaches.

BUS 024 F Stock Options 1 Unit

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 18 hours lecture per term. This course provides an introduction to puts and call options. Topics to be discussed include the options market, mechanics of investing in options, basic options strategies, and return-risk characteristics.

BUS 025 F  Investment and Retirement Plans 1 Unit

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 18 hours lecture per term. This course provides the fundamental concepts of mutual fund investing. The different types of investment companies, unique features, and advantages and disadvantages are covered. An overview of tax-deferred retirement plans is presented. Focus will be on managing self-directed IRAs and Keogh Plans.

BUS 100 F Introduction to Business 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to the trends and opportunities in today's dynamic global business environment surveying economics, global markets, social responsibility, ownership forms, entrepreneurship, management organization, marketing, accounting and financial management. (CSU) (UC) CSU GE (C-ID: BUS 110)

BUS 101 F Personal Financial Management 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This basic course covers the proper management of personal incomes and expenditures. The course includes a study of inflation and business cycles; commercial and savings accounts; budgets, charge accounts, installment buying, and borrowing money; property, income, estate, inheritance, and gift taxes; life, health, accident, property and miscellaneous insurance; pension plans and Social Security; owning a home; investing in securities; and trust funds and wills. This course is an integrative approach to personal finance focusing on practical financial decision making as well as the social, psychological, and physiological contexts in which those decisions are made. Students will examine their relationship with money, set personal goals and develop a plan to meet those goals. (CSU) CSU GE, AA GE

BUS 110 F Business English 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an English review course intended for the business student. Practice is provided in essentials of grammar, punctuation, English usage, capitalization, number usage, sentence structure, and spelling. Principles of letter writing are introduced. (CSU)

BUS 111 F Business Communications 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 060 F or ENGL 099 F or ESL 186 F, with a grade of Pass or a recommended score on the English Placement Test.

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides instruction and practice in writing in English usage, writing business letters, interoffice memoranda, and reports, Business English, mechanics, and appearance. Included are letters of inquiry, order and acknowledgement, sales, application, claims and adjustment and collection. One original research report is required. Meeting the needs of the readers underlies each section of study. (CSU) AA GE

BUS 112 F  Public Speaking for Business 4 Units

Advisory: ENGL 100 F or ENGL 100HF or BUS 111 F, with a grade of C or better, or recommended score on the English Placement test.

72 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to public speaking and presentation methods. This course covers a variety of business-related public speaking styles and formats. Emphasis will be placed on preparing logical, well-organized, accurate verbal communication. Critical evaluation, reporting and listening skills will also be a focus. Students will learn how to use technology to create audio-visual aids, as well as speaker outlines/notes and audience handouts to assist in their presentations. Presentations topics will be related to business. (CSU) AA GE, CSU GE

BUS 115 F  Professional Business Etiquette 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers the business protocol and etiquette skills needed to be successful in the business workplace. This course teaches students to present with confidence and authority. Proper business protocol skills will be reviewed including proper introductions and handshakes, the proper etiquette for business dining, dressing for success, business meeting protocol, and technical etiquette skills, including business correspondence. Students will learn how to prepare for and execute an interview, starting with how to prepare a strong resume. (CSU)

BUS 131 F  Principles of International Business 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides an overview of the global business environment by examining the similarities and differences in comparison with the United States of doing business in various contemporary foreign cultural settings. It focuses on the differences of the economic, political, financial, and legal systems. It also discusses the ways of managing these differences through understanding the principles of marketing, exporting, financing, production, and human resource management in the context of a multicultural business environment. This course is recommended for all business management/international business majors. This course fulfills the Multicultural Educational Requirement for Graduation. (CSU) AA GE, CSU GE

BUS 132 F Principles of Import/Export 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides a thorough and practical treatment of the importing and exporting activities involved in international trade. The course is designed to acquaint the student through a comprehensive approach to import/export as a continuous activity. It allows gaining firsthand how-to knowledge for those seeking to either get familiarized or work in the international trade industry, contemplating to start an import/export activity, or for managers wishing to expand their company's market opportunities. Special emphasis is placed on agencies involved, terms and conditions, documentation requirements and formalities, transportation, insurance, banking and finance, marketing, and sources of information. (CSU)

BUS 151 F Business Mathematics 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 020 F or any previous Algebra course with a grade of C or better or math skills clearance with a grade of C or Pass.

54 hours lecture per term. This course prepares students for mathematical concepts involving quantitative reasoning and analysis in management, finance, accounting, real estate, and other areas of business. This course content involves a thorough study of all aspects of business mathematics including basic computational skills, fractions, decimals, percentages, bank reconciliation, use of business formulas and equations, payroll, discounts, and markup/markdowns, simple and compound interest, present values analysis, annuities and sinking funds, credit, depreciation and inventory, payroll taxes, promissory notes, insurance, financial reports, and business statistics. (CSU) AA GE, CSU GE

BUS 162 F Business Economics 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers economic principles and problems of today's business world are emphasized. An elementary and practical course intended to acquaint the student with the present-day operation of the American free enterprise system. Business terminology, price competition, labor problems, business cycles, national income, public and international finance, and government control are emphasized. This course provides an independent, business-related study of economics for the student of business management courses. (CSU) AA GE, CSU GE

BUS 170 F Principles of E-Business 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the field of e-business and integration of the Internet into existing business, taking into consideration the four critical infrastructures: technology, capital, public policy and media. This course focuses on presenting a working definition and framework for the study and practice of electronic commerce, e-business and Internet integration strategies. (CSU)

BUS 180 F Small Business Management 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course studies various small business enterprises including retail, wholesale, manufacturing, service, and home-based business. Factors in business success and advantages and disadvantages of business ownership are analyzed. This course covers the problems encountered in planning, starting and operating a small business, including financial sources, accounting information, marketing and other related information. (CSU)

BUS 181 F  The Entrepreneurial Mindset (formerly Business Plan Development) 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a study of social and business entrepreneurs throughout history and around the world. An exploration of the traits that enable entrepreneurs to thrive in vastly different culture and eras, and the important contributions made by these innovators. (CSU) AA GE

BUS 182 F  Mobile Applications (APPs) for Business (formerly Doing Business Online) 3 Units

Advisory: Familiarity with Adobe Dreamweaver and HTML

54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to teach the fundamental use of mobile applications for business and provides a foundation for building mobile apps in popular platforms. Students learn about general mobility concerns, available platforms and devices, market share, possibilities for mobile business apps, as well as how to acquire, install, and use existing mobile apps. Mobile apps for marketing, productivity and e-commerce are covered. (CSU)

BUS 185 F  Creativity Matters! 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course will increase the degree to which students recognize and nurture their creative potential in business and life. The course focuses on four aspects of creativity: the creative person, the creative process, the creative product, and the creative environment. It further emphasizes the interactive nature of these elements and provides for individual application in personal and professional settings. (CSU) AA GE, CSU GE

BUS 186 F  Funding Special Projects and New Ventures 1 Unit

18 hours lecture per term. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the funding process for special projects including entrepreneurship, education, travel, product development, etc. with particular reference to researching, writing, and managing of a range of funding types. This course covers the range of possible funding solutions including grants, giving institutions, government, corporate, foundations, and social fundraising/crowd funding. Emphasis is on developing competitive proposals, accurate budgets, and appropriate systems to manage the project. (CSU)

BUS 201 F Financial Investments 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides a comprehensive study of stocks, bonds, and related securities that includes a detailed study of the nature of these securities and their markets. Emphasis is placed on personal investment objectives for growth, growth with incomes, and income with preservation of capital together with taxes that affect investment policy. (CSU) AA GE

BUS 211 F  Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Writing for Business) 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100 F or ENGL 100HF, with a grade of C or better

54 hours lecture per term. This course refines communication skills and knowledge needed in organizations today. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking and developing the ability to analyze, criticize and advocate ideas, to reason inductively and deductively and to reach well-supported factual or judgmental conclusions in writing. This course will include communication fundamentals; ethical, legal and multicultural issues; correspondence applications; employment communication; oral and non-verbal communication; report writing; management presentations; team/group building skills; research methods; critical thinking and running effective meetings and conferences. Computer-mediated applications will be presented throughout the course. (CSU) AA GE (C-ID: BUS 115)

BUS 211HF  Honors Critical Reasoning and Writing for Business (formerly Honors Writing for Business) 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 100 F or ENGL 100HF with a grade of C or better

54 hours lecture per term. This is an intermediary course to communication skills and knowledge needed in organizations. This course will include communication fundamentals; ethical, legal and multicultural issues; correspondence applications; employment communication; oral and nonverbal communication; report writing; management presentations; team/group building skills; research methods; critical thinking and running effective meetings and conferences. Computer-mediated applications will be presented throughout the course. As an Honors course, this class will use enhanced teaching methods such as a seminar approach, more research-based writing assignments, and assignments calling for a higher level of critical thinking. (CSU) AA GE (C-ID: BUS 115)

BUS 224 F International Marketing 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides an analysis of worldwide marketing opportunities through a consideration of political, legal, economic, and cultural factors in the international context. Special emphasis will be placed on international market research, product development and positioning, pricing, distribution, and promotion. Recommended for students pursuing business management and international business degrees. (CSU)

BUS 225 F International Management 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides practical knowledge with specific applications in international business management. Topics include import/export management, international financial management, foreign joint venture, foreign licensing and franchising, and counter trade. The course combines integrated text materials with carefully selected comprehensive case studies that are designed to demonstrate the practical experience of firms of all sizes as they come to grips with an increasingly competitive global environment. Recommended for students pursuing business management and international business degrees. (CSU)

BUS 226 F International Finance 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic tools and concepts of International Financial Management, including assessing the current economic environment, computing foreign exchange rates, analyzing foreign exchange risks, learning how to calculate time value of money of global assets, and considering current and prior issues impacting international finance. (CSU)

BUS 228 F Study Abroad Experience 3 Units

Advisory: A previous study abroad trip or experience living and traveling abroad.

54 hours lecture per term. This course will provide students with an opportunity to conduct a cross-cultural analysis between the US and their host country as a capstone to their previous study abroad experience. Topics will include understanding how cultural differences affect business, economy, and politics. Understanding how the experience creates global citizens and promotes peace and trade between cultures. Students will create tactics to add the experience to job prospects and career building. (CSU)

BUS 240 F Legal Environment of Business 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to the legal environment in which a business firm operates. Topics include an introduction to the American legal system, contracts, torts, product liability, forms of business organization, trade regulation, labor law, environmental law, and international business law. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation: BUS 240 F, BUS 240HF, BUS 245 F and BUS 246 F combined; maximum credit, one course) AA GE (C-ID: BUS 120)

BUS 240HF  Honors Legal Environment of Business 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course is an introduction to the legal environment in which a business firm operates. Topics include an introduction to the American legal system, contracts, torts, product liability, forms of business organization, trade regulation, labor law, environmental law, and international business law. As an Honors course, students will conduct independent legal research and prepare class presentations of court cases and legal arguments. This class will use the Socratic method of instruction. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation: BUS 240 F, BUS 240HF, BUS 241AF and BUS 241BF combined; maximum credit, one course) AA GE (C-ID: BUS 120)

BUS 242 F International Business Law 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course provides an introduction to the legal and cultural issues raised in formulating an international business strategy and engaging in international business transactions. Topics include international contracting, export-import, licensing and technology transfer, and sales of services. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) AA GE

BUS 245 F  Business Law I (formerly BUS 241AF) 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to business law principles and cases, including a review of the classes and sources of law, agencies for enforcement, court procedure, and civil and criminal liability. The major subject area studied is the law of contracts. A special study is made of sales of goods based upon the Uniform Commercial Code with emphasis placed on consumer protection. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation) AA GE

BUS 246 F  Business Law II (formerly BUS 241BF) 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is a continuation of BUS 245 F with emphasis on business organization. Areas of study include commercial paper, agency employment, partnerships, corporations, antitrust, securities, and bankruptcy law. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation)

BUS 251 F Business Finance 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This is an introductory course to the field of finance, the focus is on the practical significance of the fundamental concepts of finance. The class will include the analysis of financial markets, financial statements, planning and control, working capital management, time value of money, valuation models, capital budgeting, dividend policy and mergers and acquisitions. (CSU)

BUS 262 F Principles of Management 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers the principles, methods, and procedures essential to the successful management of human and financial resources. Planning, organizing, leading, controlling and the application of managerial skills are discussed. (CSU)

BUS 266 F  Human Relations in Organizations (formerly Human Relations in Business) 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers the major themes of human relations in organizations and the workplace from a psychological, sociological and physiological perspective. Students will develop critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills as students apply behavioral science theories and principles. Topics include values, perception, motivation, conflict management, teamwork, and leadership. (CSU) AA GE

BUS 267 F  Principles of Supervision 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is designed for first-line, new, or future managers covering the skills required to effectively supervise and manage employees in organizations. This class emphasizes the supervisors' need for a working understanding of the functions of management and the practical supervisory skills relating to employees, work teams, workplace diversity, ethics, and special concerns. Topics include the role and function of supervisors, recruitment and evaluation of workers, task delegation, motivation, employee discipline, training and professional development, conflict management, labor relations and legislation, communication, employee safety, and time management. (CSU)

BUS 268 F Human Resource Management 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course is an introduction to the formulation and implementation of human resource policy concerned with the major aspects of how an organization deals with its people: how it acquires them, utilizes them, rewards them, and separates them. Explores how the personnel functions integrate with the overall strategy of the firm in determining the success of the business. (CSU)

BUS 271 F  Leadership and Business Ethics 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course focuses on leadership and ethics in business today. It addresses leadership models perspectives and practices, and the complexities and principles of ethical business issues. Leadership topics include leading and motivating individuals and work teams, workplace diversity, followership, self-assessment and skills development. Business ethics topics include ethical leadership and decision making, organizational value systems and identifying and developing tools needed to effectively deal with ethical dilemmas. (CSU)

BUS 290 F Managerial Communications 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course covers a variety of communication challenges that typically arise in management and emphasizes the development of communication skills to successfully manage individuals and groups. Topics include leadership and management skills, developing work relationships, ethics, managing meetings, making presentations, interviewing, performance appraisals, negotiation, conflict resolution, using electronic communications technology, and group communication strategies. (CSU)

BUS 295 F  Business Internship (formerly BUS 061 F) 2-4 Units

Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade option. 18 hours lecture and 75-225 hours of supervised employment or 60-180 hours of unpaid internship per term. This course is designed to provide work experience directly related to the student's area of study in Business. This course offers career development opportunities for students and industry professionals who need to strengthen or broaden their skills to retain their current position or wish to advance in their current careers. Course awards one unit per 75 hours of paid internship or one unit per 60 hours of unpaid internship. (CSU)

BUS 296 F Business Internship II 2-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): BUS 295 F with a grade of C or better

18 hours lecture and 75-225 hours of supervised employment or 60-180 hours of unpaid internship per term. This course will further prepare students for the next level of career exploration. Topics will include networking, interviewing skills, and clarifying employer/client expectations. (CSU)

BUS 297 F Business Internship III 2-4 Units

Prerequisite(s): BUS 296 F with a grade of C or better

18 hours lecture and 75-225 hours of supervised employment or 60-180 hours of unpaid internship per term. This course will further prepare students for the next level of career exploration. Topics will include networking, interviewing skills, and clarifying employer/client expectations. Course awards 1 unit per 75 hours of paid internship or 1 unit per 60 hours of unpaid internship. (CSU)

BUS 298 F Advanced Topics in Business 3 Units

54 hours lecture per term. This course addresses current and emerging topics in management/business. Students research several management/business topics, integrate this research with material from other management and business courses, and recommend solutions, courses of action, or strategies for dealing with these issues. The topics addressed in this course will change over time as important issues in business, management, and/or society evolve.(CSU)