Prior Learning Assessment Course Subjects

Business

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Business Italian II   (ITA-323)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Continued study of the vocabulary, protocol and styles of correspondence, and documents common to the Italian-speaking business world.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Additional vocabulary in the Italian-speaking business world;
  • Additional protocol and styles of correspondence in the Italian-speaking business world;
  • Continued knowledge of one aspect of the Italian-speaking business world (a particular industry, discipline, etc.).
R.JUL13 
Small Business Management   (MAN-432)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Small Business Management is a course about planning, marketing, and managing a small business. It analyzes various theories and applications of management and addresses the current issues, ethical concerns, and legal regulations that have an impact on small business. The course also reviews the critical role that entrepreneurs play in our economy.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain general theories of management that can be brought to bear on small business management.
  • Assess the risks and rewards of entrepreneurship.
  • Discuss the importance of planning in the context of a small business.
  • Create business and marketing plans.
  • Explain the importance, use, and preparation of accounting systems that form financial statements.
  • Discuss financial reporting, budgeting, and management control.
  • Discuss different approaches used in managing a small business.
  • Relate the many ways of marketing a small business.
  • Discuss the social, ethical, and legal environment surrounding small business management.
R.JUL13 
Planning & Growing New Ventures   (MAN-434)   3.00 s.h.  
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Planning and Growing New Ventures. Focuses on how entrepreneurs turn small businesses into larger businesses. Includes planning, forecasting sales, increasing production, designing new products or services, designing distribution and managing a sales force, managing personnel, using strategic linkages with other companies to increase market presence, and working with a growing customer base. Discusses how to manage a small firm in hard financial times. Offers students an opportunity to develop comprehensive business plans for new or existing businesses as term projects. 
Marketing:Business to Business   (MAR-304)   4.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Marketing: Business-to-Business. Examines the marketing of goods and/ or services on a business-to-business basis. Special attention will be devoted to the adaptation of the marketing concept to this area of marketing. Product development, pricing, promotion, and distribution issues will be studied.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify the essential planning, structures, challenges, and operating characteristics of a business-to-business project.
  • Analyze the principles and concepts inherent in organizations that affect interrelationships within the organizational departments to achieve marketing endeavor successes.
  • Analyze how a business marketing project is affected by the four Ps of Marketing (Product, Price, Place, Promotion).
  • Evaluate how interdepartmental communication influences effective project management, stakeholder satisfaction and successful marketing project outcomes.
  • Discuss risk analysis and the legal skills needed for a business marketing project.
R.JUL13 
Small Business Marketing   (MAR-440)   3.00 s.h.  
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The small business manager should have a primary goal of developing satisfied customers. Understanding small business marketing is the foundation to achieve this goal. Recent research has clearly indicated that an overwhelming cause for small business failure can be traced to inadequate marketing. The Small Business Marketing course will provide the student with the tools to develop an appropriate marketing program for small business. Topics emphasized in this course include performing meaningful market research, determining pricing and promotional strategies, selecting the right marketing channels. 
Introduction to Business   (BUS-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course outlines a concise overview of the world of business. Emphasis is placed on the following topics; economics and economic systems, ownership, risk, production, finance and the financial system, marketing, human resources, how to form a union and the effect of government in business. The primary objective is to introduce students to the world of business and formulate an opportunity to define and apply the language of business to various endeavors in which businesses operate.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explore how to cultivate a business in diverse, global environments.
  • Assess ethical behavior and social responsibility in business endeavors.
  • Explain the various types of business ownership.
  • Identify the pros and cons of owning a small business.
  • Interpret the levels of management
  • Evaluate the importance of empowering employees to satisfy customers.
  • Distinguish the functions of human resource management.
  • Justify the importance of motivating employees and building self-managed teams.
  • Diagnose employee management issues and relationships.
  • Determine the four essential elements of marketing.
  • Develop customer oriented marketing plans.
  • Outline how to manage financial resources
  • Evaluating securities markets.
  • Interpret money, financial institutions and the Federal Reserve System.
R.JUL13 
Business Mathematics   (BUS-161)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
With a growing need for record keeping, establishing budgets, and understanding finance, taxation, and investment opportunities, mathematics has become a greater part of our daily lives. Business Mathematics attempts to apply mathematics to daily business experiences. Success in business relies more than ever upon the ability of managers to keep careful records, establish budgets, and understand finance, taxation, and investment opportunities. This course will help you use mathematics to your advantage in your daily business practices.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Basic equations and formulas
  • Balancing a checkbook and filling out a simple tax return
  • Business insurance and personal insurance
  • Business discounts, pricing, and inventory control
  • Simple interest, compound interest, notes, and bank discounts
  • Credit and credit purchases
  • Annuities, amortization, and depreciation
  • Financial statements, cash flow, and ratios
  • Stocks and bonds
  • Some basic ideas of statistics.
R.JUL13 
Business in Society   (BUS-311)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Analyzes the interrelationship and influences among business, society and government.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Evaluate, and set in an historic context, the respective roles of the public, business, and government as an interactive system in our society.
  • Outline a stakeholder management framework emphasizing the social and ethical responsibilities of business to both external and internal stakeholder groups.
  • Analyze how business ethics relates to various positions within a business hierarchy.
  • Hypothesize how ethical and moral considerations can be integrated into the decision-making process for managers within organizations.
  • Outline a plan to identify stakeholders and illustrate ways to incorporate their concerns into an organizations strategy and operations.
  • Analyze how changing workplace demands and the need for companies to downsize can be balanced with protecting the needs of workers.
  • Assess the influence of environmental forces, both economic and non-economic, on business and their impact on public values, expectations and demands. What influence do these forces have on political processes and in turn on corporations and other businesses?
  • Analyze how globalization, ecological concerns, and ethical norms affect corporate stakeholders.
  • Evaluate the social and ethical impact of business on society as a whole.
  • Defend the need for government regulation of business.
  • Justify the importance of business having social (as well as economic) responsibilities to society.
R.JUL13 
Strategic Management    (BUS-421)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Strategic Management is a senior-level capstone course the focuses on the development and implementation of strategy as a means to success in business. This course integrates concepts and applications from various functional areas of business. Relying heavily on case studies, the focus is on how managers engage in strategic thinking, planning, analysis, and execution to gain a sustained competitive advantage in the market place.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Apply strategic management concepts, theories, and techniques to business situations.
  • Integrate functional business knowledge and formulate a comprehensive strategic plan.
  • Evaluate, design, and recommend alternative organizational designs and structures.
  • Develop, compare, and select from alternative choices.
  • Recognize and integrate ethical values in developing and implementing business strategy.
  • Determine the key elements necessary to successfully implement a strategic plan.
R.JUL13 
Applied Business Forecasting   (BUS-430)   3.00 s.h.  
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Presents a range of concepts useful for business, economic and financial forecasting. Introduces the types of forecasts required, simple time-series models, data series smoothing techniques, trend-line fitting and forecasting, linear regression time-series forecasting, and Box-Jenkins models. Examines the selection of appropriate techniques in various business situations and utilizes selected software for business forecasting. 
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