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BUS& 101 Introduction to Business • 5 Cr.

Examines the role of business in a modern economy: growth, structure, organization, and relationship to the environment. Students investigate the objectives, functions, and management of business firms. Other topics include problems of organization, decision-making, and controls. Fulfills social science course requirement at BC.

BUS 102 Personal Money Management • 1 Cr.

Part of a series of courses that present core components of personal finance applicable to individuals and financial service workers. Includes cash flow management, personal budgeting, and record keeping. Students develop a personal budget and compile personal income statements. .

BUS 103 Personal Savings • 1 Cr.

Part of a series of courses that present core components of personal finance applicable to individuals and financial service workers. Savings, the banking industry and its products and services, savings returns, and evaluating alternative savings vehicles are covered. Students set financial goals, determine the risks and returns of various savings vehicles, and create a personal net worth statement.

BUS 104 Personal Credit • 1 Cr.

Part of a series of courses that present core components of personal finance applicable to individuals and financial service workers. Focus is on the evaluation of the credit industry and its consumer products and services. Students evaluate alternate credit and loan features and explore strategies for debt management.

BUS 105 Personal Taxes • 1 Cr.

Part of a series of courses that present core components of personal finance applicable to individuals and financial service workers. Focus is on individual tax filing, tax planning and maximizing after-tax returns.

BUS 106 Personal Risk Management • 1 Cr.

Part of a series of courses that present core components of personal finance applicable to individuals and financial service workers. Focus is on the insurance industry and its products. Students evaluate personal insurance needs.

BUS 107 Personal Real Estate • 1 Cr.

Part of a series of courses that present core components of personal finance applicable to individuals and financial service workers. Covers the single-family house and mortgage market. Students review the home buying and mortgage application process.

BUS 108 Personal Investment • 1 Cr.

Part of a series of courses that present core components of personal finance applicable to individuals and financial service workers. Focus is on financial goals, historical risk and returns of major asset classes, asset allocation, maximizing after-tax returns and monitoring investments.

BUS 109 Employee Benefits for Personal Finance • 1 Cr.

Part of a series of courses that present core components of personal finance applicable to individuals and financial service workers. Outlines basic benefits offered by firms. Students become familiar with what these benefits achieve and how to use them for long-term financial planning.

BUS 120 Organizational Behavior • 5 Cr.

Explores the dynamics of human resources in a business organization. Students develop a positive attitude toward the human element in business. Students assess and challenge their stereotype beliefs to increase objectivity. Specific topics include understanding yourself and others, diversity in organizations, perception and individual decision making, communicating in groups and teams, negotiating power and politics, conflict and negotiation, motivation, leadership, group dynamics, organizational theory, organizational culture, organizational change, participatory management and communication.

BUS 141 Introduction to Insurance • 2 Cr.

Covers the basic background of modern property/casualty insurance systems. Explores the interrelationship of insurance work, how insurance products and services are distributed to the consumer, and how insurance company departments function. Includes civil, tort and contract law and the importance of the risk management process.

BUS 145 Business Mathematics • 5 Cr.

Presents practical mathematics for business and consumer financing. Topics include computing simple and compound interest, present values, annuities, and amortization.

BUS 199 Individual Studies in Business Management • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BUS& 201 Business Law • 5 Cr.

Surveys laws applicable to business transactions. Students focus on law of contract sales, negotiable instruments, and agency. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, ENGL& 235, ENGL 271 or ENGL 272 with a C or better. Recommended: 30 prior college credits.

BUS 203 Business Law II • 5 Cr.

Second course in business law. Extends the study of business law into real property, the Uniform Commercial Code, debtor-creditor relationships, business organizations, cyber law, ethics, and employment. Students extend their learning in the legal reasoning process, legal analysis and writing, and how to communicate clearly. Prerequisite: BA 200 or BUS& 201 or permission of instructor.

BUS 210 Investments • 5 Cr.

Provides tools for personal financial planning and investment selection. Topics include the economy, capital markets, industries, stocks, bonds, international, mutual funds, and other asset classes. Students are required to evaluate and monitor investments, use analytical tools (such as risk return and fundamental analysis), and behavior finance concepts to determine investment selection and fit to personal financial goals and risk profiles.

BUS 219 Business of Film & Video Production • 5 Cr.

Students develop a broad understanding of the Film and Television industries functions and explore ways to gain access to the industry. Students develop the knowledge and understanding to create their own production companies and bring their creative ideas and projects to fruition. Same as MEDIA 219. Either BUS 219 or MEDIA 219 may be taken for credit, not both. Recommended: Video production or film studies coursework.

BUS 221 Human Resource Management • 5 Cr.

Introduces the functional areas of human resource management and laws. Students discuss job analysis, recruitment, testing, interviewing, selection, placement, training, wage and salary administration, performance, evaluation and labor management.

BUS 222 Advanced Leadership & Management • 5 Cr.

Prepares working professionals for effective leadership in a culturally diverse and constantly changing business environment. Prerequisite: BUS& 101 (prev G BUS 101) or BUS 120 or BUS 221.

BUS 223 Applied Principles of Management • 5 Cr.

This course examines foundational concepts of management theory and practices and how to manage people and activities to achieve organizational and ethical goals in an ever-changing diverse environment. Students will explore various aspects of planning, organizing, controlling and leading in the workplace. Current organizational issues and trends will be integrated into the course.

BUS 230 Project Management • 5 Cr.

Examines the theory and practice of project management from a managerial perspective. Students define projects, determine resources requirements, write requests for proposals, outline contract requirements, define and sequence tasks, and create project schedules. Recommended: Concurrent enrollment in BTS 280.

BUS 241 Multicultural Business Consulting • 5 Cr.

Course combines classroom based theory with practicum experience. Students apply skills in marketing, financial analysis, business process analysis, consulting, and multicultural business management in working with a real business or nonprofit. Includes practical experience in consulting and managing in a multicultural environment, and opportunities to link classroom learning to a wide array of business disciplines to see how changes in one area affect the growth of the company as a whole. The same as CES 241. Either CES 241 or BUS 241 may be taken for credit, not both. Recommended: 30 prior college business or marketing credits.

BUS 245 Property and Liability Insurance • 5 Cr.

Includes basic property and liability insurance, contracts, loss exposure, risk management, types of insurers, institution regulations, measurement of financial performance, and operations such as marketing, underwriting, and claims. Prepares students to test for the Certification in General Insurance through the American Institute for CPCU/Insurance Institute of America. Prerequisite: BUS 141 or equivalent experience recommended.

BUS 246 Personal Insurance • 5 Cr.

Designed for those interested in personal insurance needs or majoring in business. Covers personal insurance and financial planning. Includes automobile, homeowners, fire, flood, earthquake, ocean marine, life, health and other personal property and liability insurance. Prepares students for the Certification in General Insurance through the American Institute for CPCU/Insurance Institute of America. Prerequisite: BUS 141 or equivalent experience recommended.

BUS 247 Commercial Insurance • 5 Cr.

Covers insurance for commercial property, business income, equipment breakdown, inland and ocean marine, commercial crime, commercial automobile and general liability, farm, and business owner's policies. Includes workers compensation and employers liability insurance. Prepares students for Certification in General Insurance through the American Institute for CPCU/Insurance Institute of America. Prerequisite: BUS 141 or equivalent experience recommended.

BUS 248 Insurance Codes and Ethics • 2 Cr.

Designed for insurance majors. Addresses ethical behavior and considerations one must support in order to succeed in business, specifically in the insurance industry. Includes the Washington State Code and a series of case studies regarding ethical behavior in the field of insurance. Prerequisite: BUS 141 equivalent experience recommended.

BUS 250 Entrepreneurship • 5 Cr.

Deals with organizing and operating a small business. Topics include development of a business plan, failure factors in small business, source of capital, record keeping, financial statements, taxation, marketing, legal and regulatory issues and management principles. Prerequisite: Completion of 30 business credits or equivalent business experience recommended.

BUS 280 Advanced Studies in International Business • 5 Cr.

Focuses on student research projects comparing U.S. business practices with their International counterparts. Class requires participation in the one-week international research trip. Prerequisite: INTST 150 and permission of instructor. INTST 150 may be taken concurrently.

BUS 291 Business Internship I • 2 Cr.

Develops the skills necessary for an effective job search. Topics covered include resumes, cover letters, interviews, job searches, and portfolios. Course is graded credit/no credit. Prerequisite: Entry code. .

BUS 292 Business Internship II • V1-10 Cr.

Continues BUS 291, with students working at least 15 hours weekly in an industry related to their studies. Students meet weekly with instructor and discuss their work activities. Course is graded credit/no credit. Variable credit based on hours worked in internship. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BUS 294 Special Topics in Management • V1-10 Cr.

Allows study of advanced or specialized topics in the field of management.

BUS 295 Special Topics in Management • V1-10 Cr.

Allows study of advanced or specialized topics in the field of management.

BUS 296 Special Topics in Management • V1-10 Cr.

Allows study of advanced or specialized topics in the field of management.

BUS 297 Special Topics in Management • V1-10 Cr.

Allows study of advanced or specialized topics in the field of management.

BUS 299 Individual Studies in Business Management • V1-10 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. May be repeated for a maximum of 15 credits. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

BUS 342 Management Practices and Processes • 2 Cr.

This course is designed to provide students a basic understanding of the managerial function and processes. Students can apply managerial skills within their areas of responsibility and better understand how their work activities fit into the larger organizational structure and management. Recommended: BUS& 101.

BUS 355 Business of IT: Legal Regulatory Business Env • 5 Cr.

This course focuses on managerial and legal principles and knowledge that are critical to IT organizations and the management of organizations focused on information technology in the modern business world. Students will develop skills and techniques in the areas of the relevant legal concepts and doctrines; regulatory and administrative agency requirements; and organizational development and management practice applicable in the IT environment. Case studies will be used. Prerequisite: BUS& 101.

BUS 370 Intermediate Project Management • 5 Cr.

Examines project management theory and practice, with emphasis on scientific, technical, and medical applications. Uses PMI's PMBOK framework to explain the creation and management of projects in contemporary organizations. Cases and examples illustrate the application of this framework to real-world Waterfall, Iterative, and Agile projects. Prerequisite: Acceptance to BAS program or instructor permission.

BUS 375 Research Methods in Accounting • 5 Cr.

The course covers utilization of knowledge, skills and abilities of critical approach to accounting research, theories and practice. The course uses a theoretical and conceptual framework to explain the development of the research idea, literature and developing hypotheses as well as research ethics in accounting. The focus of measurement will be on accounting and business research that will prepare students for capstone classes. Prerequisites: Completion of the first year of BAS Accounting and permission of instructor.