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(H) = Hybrid class - 51% online/ 49% face-to-face.  These classes may require students to come to the Denton campus for some scheduled meetings.

*BUS 3003. Principles of Management.

The concept and principles of management and organization; managerial functions of planning, organizing, directing, controlling; decision making; human relations; motivation; communications; and leadership. Credit: Three hours.

*BUS 3013. Business Law and Ethics.

Introduction to the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts and government regulations; business ethics; contracts. Study of basic legal principles of business organizations and operations, including assessment of advantages and disadvantages of different types of organization. Credit: Three hours.

*BUS 3113. Principles of Marketing.

Presentation of a fundamental knowledge of the nature, structure, institutions, and functions of marketing; problems involved in the exchange of goods and services from producers to intermediaries to consumers. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 3133. Investments.

A study, from the viewpoint of the individual investor, of various investment media, including insurance, real estate, government securities, and corporate securities; market price behavior with emphasis on investment analysis and portfolio management. Prerequisites: MATH 1703 and MATH 2203, or by approval from the instructor. Credit: Three hours.

*BUS 3163. Business Communications.

Application of fundamental communication principles to business through letters and reports. Emphasis is placed on clear, accurate, and forceful writing with the use of practical psychology. Practice in writing letters and memos, collecting and organizing data, and writing a formal report will be included. Credit: Three hours.

** BUS 3183. Introduction to International Business.

Study of the nature of international business; the scope of the international environment; the foreign nation-state environment; global strategies; management and marketing responses. Credit: Three hours.

**BUS 3193. Community Conversation in Sustainability.

Sustainability issues from scientific, sociological and business perspectives. Topics include the impacts of energy production, food production, industry and our modern life style on our local and global community with an emphasis on systems and possible solutions. Prerequisites: SCI 1114, SCI 2103, or SCI 2113, or by approval from the instructor. Credit: Three hours.

*BUS 3243. Entrepreneurship.

An introduction to the planning of a small business enterprise and the decisions which must be made. Special attention is given to ethical decision areas, obstacles common to small business enterprises, small business solutions, and women/ minority owned businesses. Semester project: Business Plan. Credit: Three hours.

*BUS 3253. Labor Management Relations.

Principles of labor problems; union structures; collective bargaining; wage determination; unemployment; labor productivity; government regulation of wages; labor legislation. Prerequisite: BUS 3273. Credit: Three hours.

* BUS 3273. Human Resource Management.

Prerequisite BUS 3003. Principles of HR management; HR programming; job requirements; sources of labor supply; selection procedures; training programs; job evaluation; salary administration; employee communications; union-management relations. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 3293. Business and Legal Ethics.

An introduction to ethical theory and the analysis of social and professional issues from various ethical perspectives; the course will focus on aspects of professional ethics in areas of business, government, law, and the health care professions. Credit: Three hours.

(H) BUS 3393. Law for Women.

Impact of gender on legal status: evolution of the current legal environment with an emphasis on parallels between racial and gender discrimination; substantive law regarding working conditions, compensation, education, the family, reproductive rights and criminal law: feminist perspectives on legal reforms to improve the professional and personal lives of women and men. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 3513. Professional Presentation Strategies.

Application of fundamental presentation strategies through oral, written, and visual formats. Utilization of a wide assortment of media is encouraged to develop, stage, and deliver a variety of presentations based on the intended audience, presentation purpose, location, topic, and available facilities and equipment. Credit: Three hours.

*BUS 3533. Management Information Systems.

Prerequisite CSCI 1403 or 2433 or equivalent. Introduction to computer-based management information systems. Total systems implementation of electronic data processing equipment and various components. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4013. Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Prerequisite BUS 3273. Introduction to alternatives to litigation to resolve disputes. Consideration of negotiation, mediation, arbitration, moderated settlement conferences, and minitrials. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4023. Advanced Accounting.

Accounting for partnerships; installment sales; consignments; home office and branch accounting; and preparation of consolidated statements. Prerequisites: BUS 3023 and BUS 3043. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4033. Advanced Business Law.

Applied business transactions, with emphasis on the Uniform Commercial Code; emphasis on bailments, sales of goods, commercial paper, bank-customer relationships, credit or security devices, and bankruptcy. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior will be covered. Prerequisite: BUS 3013 or permission of instructor. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4063. Retailing.

Principles and methods of modern retail merchandising; operating statement analysis, pricing, control, stock turnover, inventory methods, promotion, fashion, and salesmanship. Prerequisite: BUS 3113. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

*BUS 4093. Principles of Selling.

Prerequisite BUS 3113. Study of selling as a marketing function with emphasis on the personal selling process; problems confronting sales executives in the organization, direction, and evaluation of a sales force. Credit: Three hours.

* BUS 4103. Training and Development.

Prerequisites BUS 3003 and 3273. Training and development will be studied in the context of organizational strategy. Topics such as needs analysis, training evaluation, and effectiveness and usefulness of training to the organization will be reviewed and discussed. Review of training design and implementation of training are examined. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4113. Marketing Research.

Prerequisite BUS 3113. Managerial uses of research methods applied to problems of sales strategy, pricing, distribution, and the determination of marketing policies. Prerequisites: BUS 3113 and MATH 2213. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4133. Promotion Strategy.

Management of the promotional mix of advertising, publicity, sales promotion, direct marketing, and personal selling with an emphasis on advertising. This course examines the interaction and coordination of these three elements with the firm’s overall marketing mix. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4153. Services Marketing.

Marketing decision-making related to the service industry. Solving marketing problems unique to the service firm. Topics include understanding service strategic issues, tools for service marketing, service intangibles, simultaneous production and consumption and internal marketing and not-for-profit issues. Prerequisite: BUS 3113. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4163. Income Tax Accounting II.

Special problems in preparing tax returns for individuals; preparation of tax returns for partnerships and corporations; preparation of employer’s federal and state tax reports; study of federal estate taxes and federal gift taxes, use of computers in tax research and tax returns. Prerequisite: BUS 3063. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4173. Accounting Information Systems.

An introduction to the use of accounting information systems within an organization. The control and communication of files and databases are studied. Applications requiring the use of spreadsheets, flowcharting and relational database software applications are used in this course. Prerequisites: BUS 3023 or permission of instructor. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4183. Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting.

Governmental and non-profit entities with emphasis on special accounts/funds and statements used by such entities. Prerequisites: BUS 2043, 2053. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4203. Accounting Theory.

Development and present status of financial and managerial accounting theory. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles are studied in depth. Prerequisites: BUS 3043 and 3103. Credit: Three hours.

* BUS 4213. Consumer Behavior.

Prerequisite BUS 3113. A study of consumer buying behavior in a marketing context. Analysis of factors affecting consumer motivation, behavior, and buying decisions. Credit: Three hours 

* BUS 4223. Human Behavior in Business Administration.

A study of the behavior of people in business and other formal organizations. Emphasis on the process of integrating employees into a work situation so that they are motivated to work together cooperatively, productively, and with economic, psychological, and social satisfaction. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4243. Financial Management.

Analysis of financial administration problems confronting the manager; obtaining funds; cash management; of assets; budgeting; government regulation of business financing. Prerequisites: BUS 2043 and BUS 2053. Credit: Three hours.

* BUS 4253. Financial Planning.

Comprehensive financial planning process based on model of Board of Standards of Certified Financial Planners (CFP). Collecting client data and establishing financial objectives. Insurance planning. Investment planning. Tax planning. Retirement planning. Estate planning. Special emphasis on financial planning issues unique to women. Credit: Three hours.

*BUS 4273. Management of Compensation.

Prerequisite BUS 3273. A study of the total compensation system of management. Financial considerations are related to the interrelationship between employee organization, performance, rewards, satisfaction, and appraisal. Non-financial compensations are also studied. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4363. Merchandise Management.

Study of factors necessary for profitably buying merchandise and managing retail inventories. Emphasis on role of buyer, markup planning, development of merchandise plans and open-to-buys, vendor relations. Prerequisite: BUS 3113. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4413. Tax Research.

A study of primary and secondary online tax research materials, including RIA and CCH. Assignments include determining what information is needed for a specific tax problem, as well as finding, analyzing and communicating the information. Prerequisite: BUS 3063 or permission of instructor. The course is totally online. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4423. Auditing.

Auditing concepts, standards, and objectives; auditing procedures and sampling techniques; internal control evaluation; the writing of the audit report. Prerequisites: BUS 3043 and 3103 or 3123. Three lecture hours a week. Credit: Three hours.

* BUS 4503. Internet Marketing.

Students will learn how the internet is used to enhance marketing functions. Topics include internet-based communications, direct marketing over the internet, and database applications. Students will get hands-on experience with web page design. Prerequisite: BUS 3113 or permission of instructor. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4553. Advanced Marketing.

Problems of marketing management including the development of appropriate marketing strategies, planning and operations and adjustments to changing environments and institutions in the marketplace. The managerial use of marketing tools in product development, market penetration, sales planning, forecasting, budgeting, consumer motivation, competitive strategy, and distribution cost control. Prerequisites: BUS 3113, 4113. Credit: Three hours.

BUS 4903. Selected Topics in Business.

Variable content. Topics selected as needed. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Credit: Three hours.

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