Business Administration

BUS 105- Keyboarding

  • Employ word processing introductory concepts and procedures to projects and procedures
  • Apply skills for all business documents required in a business environment such as emails, memorandums, business letters, reports, and tables
  • Demonstrate a mastery of keyboarding skills at a reasonable rate of 30-60 words per minute

BUS 106- Introduction to Music Business

  • Analyze the process by which music goes from a creative work to a salable commodity and the common ways it is bought and sold on the open market.
  • Define the roles of key careers in the industry such as songwriter/composer, recording artist, producer, publisher, promoter, artist manager, and listener.
  • Identify the legal fundamentals of published and recorded music, including copyright law basics as they apply to musical works.
  • Explore the changing nature of technology in the process of experiencing, promoting, buying and selling music.
  • Articulate some of the value systems and ethical challenges inherent in an industry that blends the often opposing interests of art and commerce.

BUS 110- Introduction to Business

  • Identify global and technological forces that impact business organizations
  • Critique issues, ideas, events, and evidence in formulating an opinion or conclusion
  • Analyze social and ethical practices influencing business organizations' decisions on domestic and global issues
  • Evaluate domestic and global business practices within the cultural framework of the global economy
  • Formulate solutions from diverse viewpoints through collaborative activities

BUS 130- Introduction to Entrepreneurship

  • Explain entrepreneurship and innovation and their role in the 21st Century economy
  • Evaluate their own entrepreneurial mindset and likelihood to succeed as an entrepreneur
  • Differentiate forms of entrepreneurship
  • Summarize the process entrepreneurs use to generate ideas and shape them into opportunities
  • Design and launch an entrepreneurial opportunity
  • Present a business opportunity in a persuasive and professional business pitch

BUS 131- Morocco Experience

  • Describe Morocco's cultural, social, and economic development.
  • Examine Morocco's business practices and the role of entrepreneurship from both traditional and contemporary perspectives.
  • Summarize the historical and political struggles of Morocco through conquests, revolutions, and independence movements up to the present.
  • Identify and analyze Morocco's social, political, and environmental challenges in the context of its history, culture, economy and geography.
  • Use basic language elements and expressions in either French or Arabic to get around and understand cultural references while in Morocco.

BUS 135- Social Entrepreneurship

  • Explain the concept of social entrepreneurship and its importance in the 21st Century
  • Express how social innovation can help solve various problems across many sectors (public, non-profit, and for-profit)
  • Differentiate forms of social entrepreneurship
  • Plan an event to promote a social entrepreneurial initiative after evaluating it through a service learning project

BUS 140- Sales Principles

  • Develop professional communication skills including written, verbal, listening, questioning, and use of technology
  • Evaluate the use of communication tools to enhance your sales presentation such as visual aids, samples, testimonials and demonstrations
  • Examine the importance of issues such as long term relationship building, product knowledge, prospecting, the approach, the presentation, and the close
  • Define the salesperson's role in the organization's channel of distribution
  • Identify influences within the buying decision process
  • Analyze the ethical responsibilities people in sales have toward their organizations, customers, the cultural differences of their environments, and themselves

BUS 141- E- Commerce Marketing

  • Identify business technological standards and processes for the implementation of e-commerce strategies
  • Analyze strategies for implementing information technology in various software platforms used in the online business environment
  • Evaluate a variety of internet sources critical to the successful implementation of e-commerce strategy

BUS 150- Hotel Management

  • Use hospitality industry terminology.
  • Explain the operational divisions of hotel management.
  • Identify hotel market segments and assess how their needs are met through marketing and sales.
  • Analyze the financial management of hotel operations using revenue management and industry ratios.
  • Research and analyze current industry trends.

BUS 151- Food and Beverage Management

  • Use food and beverage industry terminology.
  • Evaluate menu effectiveness using accurate pricing strategies and menu engineering.
  • Identify the components of a successful purchasing program, including purchasing, receiving, storage and inventory management.
  • Demonstrate sanitation and safety procedures related to food service operations.
  • Analyze the financial management of restaurants using financial statements and industry ratios.
  • Research and analyze current industry trends.

BUS 152- Food/Beverage Cost and Revenue Management

  • Apply the standard cost control tools to management procedures.
  • Perform menu engineering analysis.
  • Differentiate menu pricing methods while incorporating profit requirements into the planning process.
  • Identify theft prevention procedures.
  • Analyze budget standards.
  • Apply cost volume profit analysis to food and beverage operations.

BUS 153- Introduction to Hospitality

  • Examine the segments of hospitality management, including the hotel, restaurant, casino and cruise industries.
  • Identify management issues, concerns and practices in the hospitality industry.
  • Develop career path options within the hospitality industry.
  • Analyze the ethical issues facing managers in the hospitality management.
  • Research and analyze current industry trends

BUS 155- Culinary I

  • Use basic culinary terminology.
  • Exhibit the basic principles of food preparation.
  • Exhibit proficiency in basic knife skills and classical knife cuts.
  • Perform all activities using quality and standard control principles.
  • Display competency in developing soups, stocks, and sauces.
  • Analyze the culinary theories behind the basic preparation techniques.

BUS 156- Culinary II

  • Demonstrate the basic classical cooking techniques.
  • Explain the basic food groups and their preparations.
  • Interpret recipes and creatively adjust appropriately.
  • Perform all duties while utilizing sanitation and safety practices.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of culinary products, tools and equipment.

BUS 157- Baking 1

  • Demonstrate the techniques and procedures required for bakery and pastry production.
  • Perform all duties while utilizing sanitation and safety practices.
  • Analyze the theory behind all bakery and pastry techniques.

BUS 158- Food Science and Sanitation

  • Explain the science of food groups, vitamins and minerals.
  • Explain the basic principles of nutrition, healthy cooking, food pyramids and menu building.
  • Calculate and analyze the nutritional value of recipes.
  • Identify the components of food labeling.
  • Construct a HACCP plan.
  • Prepare to take Serv Safe certification examination.

BUS 159 -Bakery II

  • Demonstrate the techniques and procedures required for classical cake and torte production.
  • Interpret and adjust recipes
  • Perform all duties while utilizing sanitation and safety practices.
  • Analyze the theory behind classical cake and torte techniques.

BUS 165- Café Management

  • Review food and beverage preparation and safety techniques.
  • Explore cost and control measures needed to determine the financial success of a café.
  • Analyze the business skills necessary to run a financially successful café.
  • Design an operational concept and business plan for a small café.

BUS 170- Fashion & Retail Merchandising

  • Identify fashion trends from past to present.
  • Distinguish differences between haute couture and ready-to-wear production.
  • Demonstrate cultural, family and societal differences in choices pertaining to clothing.
  • Connect the evolution of a garment from conception to consumer.
  • Assess retailing as to its development and present distribution.

BUS 171- Fashion & Retail Buying

  • Reproduce the buying process and the role of retail buyer in executing sales and profitability goals.
  • Identify essential merchandising related figures, including profit, open-to-buy, markups, markdowns, and turnover.
  • Use knowledge of the buying process in real-world retail operations.
  • Illustrate ethical procedures used in professional situations.
  • Justify mathematical concepts used in solving merchandising operations.

BUS 172- Retail Management

  • Name fundamental principles, theories, and generalizations of the retail industry.
  • Contrast product theories as they relate to fashion adoption and diffusion.
  • Predict fashion trends by comparing design elements and socioeconomic factors.
  • Select appropriate marketing concept and apply it to retailing.
  • Assess various retail settings, including the store/business image and the target market.

BUS 190- Tourism Geography

  • Use tourism geography terminology.
  • Demonstrate how physical geography influences the development of tourism destinations.
  • Match clients and destinations, and develop professional skills to apply to selling situations.
  • Analyze how natural disasters and terrorist attacks impact tourism destinations.

BUS 191- Tourism Management

  • Identify the major sectors of the tourism industry.
  • Apply the techniques used for tourism marketing and sales.
  • Identify the economic, political, socio-cultural and environmental impacts of tourism activities on destinations.
  • Research and analyze future trends in tourism markets and products.
  • Create and develop a tourism enterprise.

BUS 192- Convention and Event Sales and Planning

  • Use convention and event industry terminology.
  • Evaluate the different event market groups and assess how hotels will satisfy their needs.
  • Develop an event plan, incorporating a schedule, event set up, food and beverage details, audio visual needs, and housing specifications.
  • Calculate the budget for this event, insuring profit guidelines are met.
  • Research and analyze current industry trends.

BUS 210- Principles of Management

  • Identify the management functions.
  • Analyze complex management issues and provide alternative solutions.
  • Analyze the organization's ethical and social practices impacting managerial decisions.
  • Evaluate domestic and global management practices within the cultural framework of the global economy.
  • Formulate management solutions from diverse viewpoints through collaborative activities.

BUS 211- Entrepreneurship & Opportunity

  • Evaluate an entrepreneurial mindset and assess likelihood to succeed as an entrepreneur
  • Differentiate tools and practices to evaluate ideas
  • Prepare a business or mission model to launch or strengthen an existing enterprise
  • Design and launch a venture, then measure, refine, and iterate
  • Devise a marketing strategy, adopt branding and promotional material as suitable
  • Devise a sales strategy with a focus on a customer funnel and sales cycle
  • Prepare financial models including startup or growth costs

BUS 212- Human Resource Management

  • Identify human resources management functions
  • Evaluate the implications of major U.S. employment laws such as hiring practices, discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act and the impact on employees' performance.
  • Interpret the legal, ethical, and social environmental issues to be properly implemented in relationship to human resource practices.
  • Analyze complex human resource management issues, and provide alternative solutions.
  • Create a professional presentation of the findings from your capstone experience.

BUS 213- Business Communications

  • Identify strategies to improve listening skills and avoid barriers to effective listening
  • Organize and compose effective written communications such as e-mail messages and memos, business letters persuasive sales messages, and reports
  • Demonstrate oral communication skills and research techniques
  • Evaluate effective communication strategies in a multicultural environment focusing on gender, culture, lifestyles and power relationships

BUS 214- Business Internship

  • Demonstrate the ability to perform satisfactorily in the workforce.
  • Incorporate academic learning with on-the-job experience.
  • Develop technical skills and professional communications in a work setting.
  • Research the industry and organizational structures, culture and ethics.
  • Demonstrate awareness of self, others, and social responsibility in a work, career and global context.
  • Establish a network of professional contacts, mentors and references.

BUS 217- Entrepreneurship Workshops

  • Evaluate general tools and practices for operating a business
  • Assess tools and practices for a business launch or business growth in a specific industry
  • Design systems specific to a business industry that will benefit launch or growth of a business
  • Implement operational systems during a business launch or growth of business
  • Validate systems and record impact of systems on business

BUS 218- Entrepreneurship Launchpad

  • Design and launch a venture, then measure, refine, and iterate
  • Articulate the process of goal setting
  • Create legal structure and register with federal and state tax agencies as needed
  • Create milestones and schedule as part of a growth strategy
  • Consider challenges and opportunities that ventures face
  • Offer support to peer cohort
  • Perform basic accounting tasks, including preparing a pro forma profit and loss and managing a QuickBooks account
  • Design operational strategies (include a marketing and sales strategy as needed)

BUS 221- Financial Accounting

  • Record transactions based on the U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Identify the various stages of the accounting cycle
  • Interpret the legal, ethical, and social issues involving the firm's accounting system in terms of fraud, internal control, and cash
  • Prepare and analyze the income statement, retained earnings statement, classified balance sheet and statement of cash flow
  • Analyze a corporation's annual financial report
  • Evaluate a company's performance using financial ratios and analysis techniques

BUS 222- Introduction to Finance

  • Identify the basic concepts of the stock, bond, and mutual funds, and their valuation
  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate the financial budgeting analysis of operational cash and working capital
  • Analyze the returns of a Single Cash Flow investment, and an Annuity Cash Flow investment in terms of the Time Value of Money methodology
  • Analyzing the returns of a Single Cash Flow investment, and an Annuity Cash Flow investment via the Time Value of Money methodology
  • Evaluate various strategies for raising capital via sources of funds such as selling stock (equity), financial loans and issuing bonds (debt)
  • Evaluate allocation of funds into profitable investments with minimum risk and positive returns
  • Evaluate the corporation’s capital composition in terms of short term and long term debt / equity analysis, ratio analysis, financial forecasting future programs and policies

BUS 223- Managerial Accounting

  • Demonstrate the role of managerial accounting in business and the needs of internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrate knowledge of activity-based costing, job order costing and process costing
  • Analyze cost behavior and apply it to various situations
  • Apply the tools of cost-volume-profit analysis, the budget process, differential analysis, and capital investment analysis to solve internal business problems
  • Prepare and analyze various budgets included in a Master Budget
  • Evaluate Capital Budgeting Decisions using Payback Period, Internal Rate of Return and Net Present Value Analysis

BUS 224- Intermediate Accounting I

  • Record comprehensive accounting transactions based on the U. S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Prepare comprehensive valuation and disclosure of the organization’s assets such as cash, accounts receivable, inventories, tangible and intangible
  • Prepare and analyze advance financial statements including the income statement, retained earnings, balance sheet and cash flow
  • Evaluate the legal, ethical and social issues involving the firm’s accounting system in terms of fraud, internal controls and cash
  • Evaluate the firm’s performance using financial ratios and analytical techniques such as the time value of money concepts

BUS 226- Computerized Accounting

  • Create entries for a computerized accounting system
  • Generate and customize financial statements as well as supplemental reports
  • Analyze data and process transactions relating to the organization's sales, purchases, expenses, inventory, payroll, adjusting entries and jobs
  • Evaluate software set up procedures for creating and maintaining the chart of accounts, vendors, customers, inventory, payroll, and job costing modules functioning as an accounting information system

BUS 227- Taxation

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts, principles, and rules of taxation of individuals and organizations
  • Apply the tax rules to determine whether items are taxable income, deductible or realized gain or loss
  • Prepare individual and business tax forms
  • Analyze and calculate the tax treatment of a property asset for it depreciable value
  • Evaluate tax planning strategies for decision making.

BUS 228- Social Media Marketing

  • Identify various social media platforms' key characteristics, audiences, and marketing potentials.
  • Craft compelling content tailored to specific social media platforms, aligning with brand voice and marketing objectives.
  • Implement strategies to engage with users, grow followers, and foster community, using best practices for timing, hashtags, and interactions.
  • Utilize social media analytics tools to track campaign performance, gain insights into audience behavior, and make data-driven decisions to optimize future campaigns.
  • Demonstrate how social media fits within an integrated marketing plan, complementing other digital and traditional marketing efforts.
  • Adapt to rapidly changing social media trends and technologies, incorporating innovative approaches into marketing strategies.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate professionally, presenting social media marketing plans and reports to peers and industry professionals.

BUS 240- Principles of Marketing

  • Examine the functions of the marketing mix in various market segmentations
  • Formulate innovative strategies as integrated into the marketing decision process
  • Evaluate the ethical and social framework of the organization's marketing decision process on society
  • Assess the impact of technology, and its influence in the marketplace
  • Analyze and formulate solutions to marketing scenarios

BUS 242- Advertising

  • Identify the role of advertising in marketing strategy as well as its impact as an industry
  • Compare and contrast the characteristics, advantages and limitations of the major adverting media in the U.S.
  • Interpret and analyze methods for measuring advertising reach and effectiveness- including the Nielsen and Arbitron Rating Systems.
  • Create and produce an appropriate, efficient and effective advertising plan for a company or organization



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