This course explores the complex nature of ethical issues confronted by modern business leaders and managers. It integrates perspectives from a variety of disciplines, including, but not limited to, philosophy, law, management, economics, marketing, and public policy. Course work is designed to illustrate the ethical principles applicable in a business setting while considering policies concerning employees, customers, and the general public, and while building trust, commitment, and effort within the business organization.
This course provides an overview of the retirement planning process. It will describe the ongoing, systematic procedures a financial planner will utilize to assist a client in establishing meaningful retirement objectives and creating appropriate strategies. Topics will include employer sponsored retirement plans, Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, post retirement health and quality of life issues, as well as investment, estate, and tax planning strategies.
This course is designed to provide the students with an understanding of human resource management, and how they can improve their use of human resources through management tactics. It will discuss what human resource management contributes to the organization in terms of effectiveness and competitiveness. Discussion and research will take place on some of the challenges and workforce issues being faced in this area. Some of the topics covered include strategic human resource planning, staffing, training and development, compensation, employee and labor relations, and workplace safety.
This course is an examination of the theory, practice, and principles of leadership within the realm of management. Major topics include the evolution of leadership theory, an examination of the major leadership theories operating in modern organizations, and the impact of each on organizational effectiveness. The development, refinement, and application of effective leadership principles and skills are also examined.
This course is designed to provide the student with the range of communication issues a manager will face in the future. Enduring issues on how to write and speak effectively and devise a successful communications strategy as well as how to make the best use of telecommunications technology will be explored.
A student may contract for one to six credit hours of independent study through an arrangement with an instructor who agrees to direct such a study. The student will submit a plan acceptable to the instructor and to the department chair. The instructor and student will confer regularly regarding the process of the study.
Three lectures per week. Prerequisite: BUAD 1103 (Keyboarding) or CISY 1003 (Intro to Microcomputer Apps). The preparation of business documents using Word 2007 processing software. The course includes study of basic page layout and design structure and computer graphics to produce professional looking business documents, such as letters, resumes, memoranda, and reports, as well as the creative production of flyers, advertisements, and newsletters.
This course is an introduction to personal finance covering those areas which are necessary for an individual to make better financial decisions throughout one's lifetime. Topics include: developing financial statements, plans, budgets, time value of money, money management, credit management, tax planning, insurance, investments, retirement planning, and estate planning. Computer, business calculator applications, and case studies will be used throughout the course.
This course is designed to be an introductory course
in investments. Topics covered are
sources of information, establishing investment goals, investment returns and
risks, time value of money, investing in common stocks, bonds, and mutual
funds, tax aspects of investing, analysis of financial statements, portfolio
management techniques, and introduction to futures and options.