Business Administration (BUS)

BUS 110 | Working for Yourself

Lecture Credit: 2

Introduces small business start-up and offers practical training designed to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the special concerns of self-employment. The course also provides an overview of the subjects needed to become an entrepreneur, including financing, law, insurance, government regulations, record keeping, and taxes. Guest speakers with expertise in the various topics add to the weekly discussion.

BUS 115 | Introduction to Business

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on the operation of the American business system. Covers fundamentals of the economy, careers and opportunities, marketing, management, production, governmental regulations, tools of business and social responsibilities.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in CCR 092, ENG 060 and REA 060, or equivalent English and Writing assessment score placements; and a Grade of C or better in MAT 030 or equivalent Math assessment score placement

BUS 116 | Personal Finance

Lecture Credit: 3

Surveys the basic personal financial needs of most individuals. Emphasizes the basics of budgeting and buying, saving and borrowing money, the intricacies of home ownership, income tax and investments, and the wise use of insurance, wills and trusts.

BUS 175 | Special Topics in Business

Lecture Credit: 1-3

Provides students with a vehicle to pursue special topics of interest in business. The content of this course is designed on an as needed basis to provide current, up-to-date information.

Prerequisite: This course may require prerequisites or permission of instructor

BUS 203 | Introduction to International Business

Lecture Credit: 3

Provides student with an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of international business. Course will cover the development of international business; theories and methods of international trade; financing mechanisms and terms used in export documentation and export finance; the effects of economics, political and cultural environment on international business and trade; impact of geography in business transactions; legal aspects of international business; and developing an effective international marketing strategy.

Prerequisite: BUS 115 with a grade of C or better

BUS 216 | Legal Environment of Business

Lecture Credit: 3

Emphasizes public law, regulation of business, ethical considerations, and various relationships existing within society, government, and business. Specific attention is devoted to economic regulation, social regulation, regulation and laws impacting labor-management issues, and environmental concerns. Students develop an understanding of the role of law in social, political, and economic change.

Prerequisite: BUS 115 or CIS 118 with a grade of C or better

BUS 217 | Business Communication and Report Writing

Lecture Credit: 3

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. Includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication.

Prerequisite: Demonstrated college readiness in English (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

BUS 226 | Business Statistics

Lecture Credit: 3

Focuses on statistical study, descriptive statistics, probability, binominal distribution, index numbers, time series, decision theory, confidence intervals, linear regression, and correlation. Intended for the business major.

Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BUS 115 and demonstrated college readiness in Reading and Math (www.ccd.edu/collegeready)

BUS 287 | Cooperative Education

Internship Credit: 3

Provides students with the opportunity to supplement course work with practical work experience related to their educational program and occupational objectives. Students are placed at approved work stations related to their program of study. They work under the immediate supervision of experienced personnel at the business location and with the direct guidance of the instructor/coordinator.