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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

BUS 1700 | BUS 2000 | BUS 2414 | BUS 2600 | BUS 2601 | BUS 2700 | BUS 2910 | BUS 3000 | BUS 3250 | BUS 3251 | BUS 3541 | BUS 3542 | BUS 3544 | BUS 3548 | BUS 3600 | BUS 3614 | BUS 3615 | BUS 3620 | BUS 3657 | BUS 3670 | BUS 3680 | BUS 3682 | BUS 3690 | BUS 3700 | BUS 3828 | BUS 3830 | BUS 3950 | BUS 4274 | BUS 4275 | BUS 4543 | BUS 4622 | BUS 4625 | BUS 4631 | BUS 4632 | BUS 4644 | BUS 4660 | BUS 4661 | BUS 4690 | BUS 4899 | BUS 4900 | BUS 4930 | BUS 4940 | BUS 4942 | BUS 4945 | VIEW ALL
BUS 1700: Spreadsheets (1) Offerings
What is a "spreadsheet"? Creating, modifying, saving, and printing spreadsheet documents. Entering and using formulas and calculations. Editing and importing data, incorporating graphs. Formatting and enhancing the appearance of a spreadsheet document.
Equivalent Courses:CSC 1123
BUS 2000: Purpose & Practice of Business (5) Offerings
Business touches all aspects of society and can either create or solve social problems depending upon how it is designed to operate. This class will explore the purpose and practice of business, with an emphasis on how business can serve the social good by providing products and services, meaningful employment, and support for other institutions. Students will develop their understanding of the interrelationships between financial information systems, product development, marketing and management as they create a business plan focused on serving a real world issue of contemporary social importance. Students may not enroll in this course if BUS 1600 has been completed.
Attributes:Social Science B, Ways of Engaging
BUS 2414: Legal Environment of Business (5) Offerings
Studies the relationship between law and business. Includes coverage of laws that impact the employer-employee relationship, product safety, advertising, contracts, business organizations, and business crimes and torts.
BUS 2600: Managerial Communication (2) Offerings
Prepares students for communicating effectively in organizations. Topics include writing concisely and clearly; writing effective reports and business correspondence, including email and memos; delivering oral presentations; and mastering presentation software.
BUS 2601: Business Writing Tutorial (1) Offerings
Students will work with a writing consultant to improve their writing skills. This course is required for accounting, business administration, and economics majors if they have not otherwise passed the School of Business and Economics Writing Competency Requirement, which can be met with a score of 5 or 6 on the English Placement Test, or a grade of B or better in ENG 2201 Intermediate College Writing. Extra fee. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
BUS 2700: Statistics for Business & Econ (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 0145 or Mathematics Placement Level B. An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics with emphasis on problems from business and economics. Topics include graphical representation of data, probability, discrete and continuous distributions, Central Limit Theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, one-way ANOVA, correlation and linear regression. Spreadsheet software is used for data management, analysis, and reporting. Fulfills SBE spreadsheets competency.
Equivalent Courses:MAT 2700 Attributes:Mathematics (MAT), WK Quantitative Reasoning
BUS 2910: Internship & Career Strategies (1) Offerings
Assists students in finding an internship. Students will develop skills in resume and cover-letter writing; identifying and articulating strengths and skills; using resources for finding internships; interviewing and networking; and understanding the requirements for an approved business internship. It is recommended that students take this class during their freshman or sophomore year, and prior to applying for the major.
Equivalent Courses:GS 3001
BUS 3000: CCCU:Business in India (3-6) Offerings
See BestSemester.com for current course description.
Attributes:Upper-Division
BUS 3250: Business Finance (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ACCT 2361 and 2362, and CSC 1123 or a passing score on the spreadsheets competency exam. Studies the principles of financial markets, internal and external sources of funds and their costs to the firm. Includes management of working capital, capital budgeting, valuation issues, and financial planning.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Family & Consumer Sciences, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Textiles, Clothing & Interiors Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3251: Investments (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 3250. Studies the basic problems and issues concerning development and implementation of a personal investment program. Includes analysis of investment risks, types of investments, securities markets and portfolio theory. Also considers securities analysis and valuation techniques.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Economics Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3541: Marketing & Society (1-5) Offerings
Studies the principles of marketing. Employs a systems approach to examine the impact of marketing on the quality of life. Considers both macro and micro dimensions of marketing. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Clothing & Textiles, Interior Design Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3542: Marketing Research (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: MAT 2700 and BUS 3541. Studies the marketing research process: preliminary steps and research design; questionnaires; secondary and primary data; sampling; processing and interpreting data; evaluation; and effective presentation of findings.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3544: Advertising (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 3541 or JRN 3355. Describes the theory and practice of advertising and its role in the firm and in the socio-economic system. Discusses techniques and the management of advertising and applies them to the practice of marketing. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Clothing & Textiles, Interior Design Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3548: International Marketing (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 3541. This course examines the theory and application of international marketing from a global, rather than a U.S.-centered viewpoint. International management issues are examined both from the perspective of small and midsized businesses, as well as multinational firms. The course also focuses on ethical issues concerning the global diversity of customs and morals, environmental issues, and the impact of trade. This course is offered online.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
BUS 3600: Gender and Leadership (5) Offerings
This course explores why women and men continue to have differing rates of representation in leadership roles in the workplace. Leadership styles, organizational practices, perceptual biases and other factors that influence leadership outcomes for men and women will be examined. The course reviews recent research from a variety of social science disciplines including social psychology, sociology, economics, political science, management and organization science. May not be offered every year.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3614: Organizatnl Behavr for Managrs (5) Offerings
An introduction to theory, research, and practice related to the management of human behavior in an organizational context. Course topics include individual characteristics, motivation, learning, communication, leadership, decision making, group dynamics, conflict, power, and politics. The course involves significant group activities and requires multiple oral presentations.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Information Systems, Interior Design Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3615: International Orgnztl Behavior (5) Offerings
An introduction to theory, research, and practice related to the management of human behavior in a global context. Course topics include individual characteristics, culture, motivation, communication, leadership, decision making, group dynamics, cultural diversity, conflict, and power, all examined in a cross-cultural setting. Only available on study abroad programs.
Equivalent Courses:BUS 3614 Attributes:Upper-Division
BUS 3620: Management Information Systems (5) Offerings
Studies the processes for collecting, verifying, and processing information to assist management in making decisions to achieve the organization's goals. Software, hardware, networks, and electronic data interchange will be examined, with computer systems viewed as one part of the complete information system.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3657: Human Resource Management (5) Offerings
An introduction to the management of human resources in organizations. Theory, research, and practice in the areas of human resources planning, job analysis and design, recruiting and staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, organization development, government regulation of HRM, and quality of work life will be studied.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Interior Design Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3670: Management Non-Profit Sector (3) Offerings
Focuses on the management of not-for-profit organizations. Includes analysis of board of directors, management responsibilities, funding requirements, coordination and direction of volunteers, legal issues, and public relations. Appropriate for those interested in the management of churches, hospitals, performing groups, and social-service organizations. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Global Development Studies Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3680: Social Enterprise (3) Offerings
Examines "blended value" businesses designed to achieve both financial return and social benefit. Incorporates lectures, case studies, guest speakers, and preparation of a social enterprise business plan to study commercial ventures operated by nonprofit or for-profit organizations. Emphasizes the unique rewards and cultural, human resource, legal, and financial challenges of earned-income ventures within mission-based organizations.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Global Development Studies Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3682: Social Venture Planning (2) Offerings
A social venture provides a social service that is funded by a revenue-generating "engine". In this course, students will develop a business plan for a social venture that either enhances the revenue-generating capabilities of a social service agency, connects a social venture with a for-profit company's revenue stream, or creates a social venture start-up. Students will learn the components of a successful venture plan including market research, developing an operations strategy, creating financials and pitching their idea to potential donors and investors. Students completing this course will submit their plan to the Annual Social Venture Plan Competition during Spring Quarter.
Attributes:Upper-Division
BUS 3690: Microfinance (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ECN 2101. Examines microfinance as a business oriented tool to alleviate global poverty. Topics include lending methodologies, products, cultural and regulatory environments, financial analysis, and performance improvement of microfinance institutions, along with limitations and controversies surrounding the practice. Grounded in Christian theological understandings of development and human well-being.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Global Development Studies Majors only.
BUS 3700: Quant Meth for Decision Making (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: MAT 2700. Uses computers for solving quantitative management decision problems. Includes optimization with derivatives; marginal analysis; linear programming; and forecasting methods.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Economics Majors only.
BUS 3828: International Business (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: ECN 2101 or 2102. Covers the major forms of international business including problems of licensing, production, marketing, import, and export; emphasizes relationships between theory and practice regarding management, government policy, and international problems.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Clothing & Textiles, Economics, Fashion Merchandising, Global Development Studies Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3830: International Business Seminar (3) Offerings
This course will be taught by an SPU faculty member at a location outside the United States for students who are part of the School of Business and Economics Study Abroad program. The course will cover current topics in international business; the specific topics will vary from year to year.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 3950: Spirituality and Business (1-5) Offerings
This seminar-style course provides in-depth study of an issue related to Christian faith and business. The same topic cannot be taken for credit more than once. May take more than one offering per quarter with SAS registration. May be repeated for credit up to 9 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
BUS 4274: Problems in Corporate Finance (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 3250. Gives an in-depth treatment of the more critical aspects of financial decision making introduced in BUS 3250, utilizing lectures and case studies. Topics typically include mergers and acquisitions, forecasting and cash budgeting, valuation techniques, and capital structure issues.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Family & Consumer Sciences, Food & Nutritional Sciences, Textiles, Clothing & Interiors Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 4275: The Practice of Finance (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 4274. Applies tools and concepts in all phases of finance to real situations through projects and case studies.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Economics Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 4543: Marketing Management (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 3542. Deals in depth with the planning, executing, and controlling of marketing strategies and tactics. Uses a computer simulation and a case format.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 4622: Information & Database Systems (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 3620. Database concepts and management issues are explored from information modeling to the implementation and application of a database. Topics include information modeling, database design and manipulation, query languages, integrity, reliability, distributed database, database management, design, and implementation of a database application. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems Majors only. Freshman students are excluded.
BUS 4625: Organization's Presence on Net (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 3620. This course provides a framework for an organization to evaluate, create, and implement a successful net presence through the use of e-commerce tools. Information technology advances drive dramatic changes in every area of economic and personal life. Opportunities and challenges abound: fluid organizational structures; globalization; service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; networked communities; and supplier-producer-customer partnerships. Offered alternate years.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems Majors only. Undergraduate only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
BUS 4631: Business Planning I (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: BUS 3250, 3541, and 4644. The Business Planning courses show students how to prepare detailed plans for social ventures or for-profit businesses of their own choosing. There is significant one-on-one interaction with the professor in addition to lectures and case studies. Covers marketing planning, production, management, financial analysis and risk analysis.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
BUS 4632: Business Planning II (2) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 4631. This class is intended for students who will enter one or more of the many business plan competitions around the United States.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
BUS 4644: Operations Management (5) Offerings
Analyzes theory and application of the systems approach to production management. Provides a focus on the decision-making process, the design and control of manpower, materials, and machines in several production/service environments.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Information Systems Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
BUS 4660: Managing Systems (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 3614. This management course is a problem-focused look at organizational systems. Building upon a systems-theory model we will explore the macro-level issues and dynamics of whole organizations. Topics will include organization structure, technology, culture, context, power and politics, effectiveness, innovation, learning, and change. This is an applications-oriented course, in which our analysis of companies will be informed by theory and grounded in practice.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
BUS 4661: Special Topics in Management (1-5) Offerings
Students analyze current issues in improving the effectiveness of organizations. May be repeated for credit 2 times.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Global Development Studies Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
BUS 4690: Strategic Management (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: BUS 3250, 3541, 3614, 3700, and 4644. Explores strategy formulation and implementation processes and the measurement of performance designed to aid organizations to achieve the purpose and objectives of both small and large businesses.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
BUS 4899: Business Ethics (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: UFDN 3100, and ECN 2101 or 2102. UFDN 3100 may be taken concurrently. This senior-level capstone course explores various ethical theories and their application to the practice of business. Gives particular emphasis to Christian ethics and focuses on individual ethical decision making.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
BUS 4900: Independent Study in Business (1-5) Offerings
The student proposes a topic of current interest in business to a professor in the School of Business and Economics. The student meets with the professor to discuss a bibliography and rough drafts before turning in the final draft of a paper. A 5-credit independent study requires a total of 30 pages of written work. In general, the number of pages of written work must be six times the number of credits, or there must be equivalent work in exams or other requirements. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
BUS 4930: Business & Economics Practicum (1-3) Offerings
Selected students are assigned instructional support responsibilities. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Economics Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
BUS 4940: Internship (1-5) Offerings
Only available on study abroad programs. Provides opportunities for students to apply principles of business, faith, service and leadership in an organizational context. The internship must have a minimum time commitment of 100 hours during the quarter and be related to students' Business Administration major. A learning contract must be completed and approved by an SBE faculty member prior to the internship experience.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Business Administration Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.
BUS 4942: Internship Reflectn&Prof Devlp (1-5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 2910 or GS 3001. Provides an opportunity for reflection on a student's internship experience. Internship experience must be related to student's Business Administration major and have provided opportunities for student to relate and apply principles of business, faith, service, and leadership to a professional business setting. Student must receive approval from Instructor before starting internship. Before registering for class, student must submit SBE Internship approval form signed by intern and supervisor to instructor. Must be taken within one calendar year of beginning of Internship experience.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Accounting, Business Administration, Economics Majors only.
BUS 4945: Advanced Internship (1-5) Offerings
Prerequisite: BUS 4942. Provides students with the opportunity to specialize their applied learning to discipline specific issues and questions through individualized guidance with a faculty sponsor in their concentration, first hand experience in their internship sites, academic research, and face-to-face interviews with professionals. May be applied to a business administrative elective. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Business Administration Majors only. Freshman, Sophomore students are excluded.



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