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BUS. 100 CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN BUSINESS

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduction to American business practices in the global environment including such topics as economics, ethics, entrepreneurship, organizational development, management, customer/enterprise relations, information management, accounting, securities, and financial institutions. Transfer: CSU, UC.

BUS. 101 HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: An overview of the basic behavioral science principles applied to the workplace. Human relations skills are developed through a combination of theoretical knowledge and group exercises. Topics include self-knowledge, perception, self-image, self-management, interpersonal communications, motivation, conflict resolution, and leadership. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 103 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/32 lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Overview of business computer systems which include hardware, software, MIS, networks, the use of the Internet, and security systems used in business are compared and analyzed. Introductory units on the basics of the computer and software applications that include spreadsheets, word processing, presentation graphics, and database management. Security systems used in business are compared and analyzed. This course is designed to meet the requirements of the business transfer major. Transfer: CSU, UC.

BUS. 108 BUSINESS WRITING AND PRESENTATION METHODS

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): CBOT 430.

Description: An overview of business communication skills and its direct relation to workplace success. Emphasis is placed on the development of writing skills used in letters, memos, reports, and emails. Presentation skills, professional behavior in the workplace, and current communication technologies are included. Students use Word and PowerPoint software. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 115 BUSINESS MATHEMATICS

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): BUS. 110 or MATH 811 or equivalent.

Description: An introductory course business mathematics. Students perform calculations and analysis involving taxes, discounts, negotiable instruments, periodic payments, compensation methods, inventory pricing, depreciation, and present value. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 150 ENTREPRENEURSHIP: SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This is a practical, real-world approach to conceiving, planning, organizing and managing a small business. Provides the toolbox to achieve the most optimum benefits from limited resources and how to plan for growth and succession or exit of a business. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 180 MARKETING

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Sales and marketing principles used by modern business, including evaluation and methodologies for implementation of these principles for promoting the sales of consumer goods and services. Strategies of sales and marketing procedures used to conduct multi-phased sales and marketing campaigns for large and small business are covered also. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 201 BUSINESS LAW (C-ID BUS 125)

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduction to the laws applicable to business institutions and their operations. Topics include sources of law, the legal system and its processes, agencies for enforcement, contracts, crimes, torts, types of business formation, and employment law. Transfer: CSU, UC.

BUS. 230 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Survey course outlining the major dimensions of the global business environment while providing a set of conceptual and analytical tools to successfully apply the "4 P's" (product, price, place and promotion) to global marketing. Review global economic, political-legal, and cultural environmental factors. Global market research and data sources are explored. other topics included in this course are foreign market selection, foreign market entry, supply chain management, international pricing, and global marketing of services. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 335 THEORIES AND PRACTICES OF GLOBAL BUSINESS

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduction to the theories and practices of international business. Various environmental, economic, political, and social constraints on doing business abroad are explored. Topics include: political economy of international trade and investment, global monetary system, foreign market analysis and firms' operational strategy; management issues and challenges. Transfer: CSU, UC*.

BUS. 337 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Introduction to international business law, featuring trade (import and export), licensing agreements for the transfer and protection of intellectual property (patents, copyrights and trademarks), and active foreign investment through mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Learn the varying levels of foreign presence a U.S. business may have, from least intrusive to most substantial, and the resulting increasing impact of host-country laws, cultural norms, policies and procedures. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 338 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 and Eligibility for MATH 120 or 122; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: This survey course covers many introductory concepts in international trade finance. Topics include the international monetary system, sources of international trade finance, methods of payment, different types of international trade financing and managing risks in trade finance. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 339 E-COMMERCE

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Theory and practice of effectively conducting and managing business over the Internet. Topics include the Internet's impact on the economy, e-business models, business uses of the Internet, online business strategy, technology, and marketing. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 379 TRAVEL STUDY IN BUSINESS – PREPARING FOR THE TRIP

Units (Grade Option) 1; Class Hours: Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): BUS. 100 or 335 or equivalent.

Description: Prepares students for a travel experience that focuses on Business by reinforcing the knowledge learned in other Business classes through application of concepts. The purpose of the course is to give context to the trip abroad so that students understand not only what they are seeing but are able to analyze the cultural experience as a business person would. Topics include learning about the culture, history, and/or business practices of a particular host country. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 381 TRAVEL STUDY IN BUSINESS

Units (Grade Option) 1.5; Class Hours: Minimum of 72 lab hours/semester; Prerequisite(s): Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in BUS. 379;

Description: This course revolves around a short-term faculty-led study abroad program based in a particular country, focusing on global business in that country. Students have an opportunity to explore directly the widest possible variation of business environments and practices. The course also reviews the cultural, historical, and political environments which affect the business practices in that country. Transfer: CSU.

BUS. 393 STARTING AND GROWING A SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS

Units (Letter grade) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 and MATH 110 or 111; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Learn how to start and/or grow a business that thrives by reaching the triple bottom line: profits, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. This is a practical course created for the entrepreneur wishing to learn: 1) a self-assessment on whether they have the right stuff to start/grow a business, 2) the legal, financial and marketing basics of starting and growing a small business, 3) leadership skills, 4) how to write a fund-able business plan, 5) how to manage a small business using triple bottom line metrics (people, planet, profit). Transfer: CSU.

BUS.695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

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