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Business Courses

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BMT 101: Introduction to Business

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the role and function of the business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Students explore the internal and external environments that impact business organizations and the various forms of business ownership. Students study the responsibilities of functional groups that work together to achieve business success and evaluate real-life business situations. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: ENG 095 or ENG 097 with a grade of "C" or better, an acceptable reading placement test score or permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
BMT 102: Marketing

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the various activities that are required for businesses to successfully develop their products and services, bring them to the consumer, encourage sales and secure earnings. Students analyze marketing situations and recommend an appropriate marketing strategy. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
BMT 115: International Business

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course examines the impact of international business on countries, small and large businesses, and individuals. The theoretical foundations of international business, culture and customs of various regions and countries, and the international business environment are explored. Students learn how business opportunities are analyzed, how market entrance approaches are determined and how the global enterprise is managed. Examples of international cooperation and controversy are integrated throughout the course. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
BMT 120: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course covers the planning for, starting and managing of a small business. Students evaluate the options for entering into a small business and the pros and cons of the forms of ownership. Topics include financing the small business, the use of accounting as a management tool, legal constraints of importance to small businesses and the development of realistic marketing plans. Unique issues of family businesses and work life/family life balance are included. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall.
BMT 125: Finance

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course introduces students to finance and the management of financial resources. Capital investment techniques are used to make financial projections and business financing decisions. Students study the U.S. financial system and use financial techniques in the decision-making process to predict and analyze the results of different financial decisions. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
BMT 151: Management and the Organization

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course focuses on the principles and practices used in management and decision making in a business enterprise. Students explore management theory and practice through the contributions of past and current experts. Students also study concepts and philosophies of planning, organizing, controlling and leadership and apply them to contemporary issues in management. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
BMT 154: Production and Operations

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the concepts, methods and applications of production and operations management in manufacturing and service organizations. Within a framework of quality productivity and competitive advantage, topics covered include operations planning and decision making, people and technology, materials management, production planning and scheduling, and quality control. Hours: 39 lecture. Prerequisite: MTH 154. Offered upon sufficient student demand.
BMT 203: Organizational Communications

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course enables students to apply the theories and processes of successful communications. The focus is on the use of effective communications for correspondence, presentations and interviews. Students plan and execute strategies for solving communication problems within organizations. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
BMT 204: Supervisory Development

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
Students apply relevant theories and practices related to the effective management of people in organizations. Hours: 26 lecture. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head. Usually offered in the spring.
BMT 205: Business Law

(3.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
This course presents the basic framework of commercial and administrative law. Students explore law as it relates to contracts, agency and employment, business torts and crimes, the organization of business ownership, product safety and liability, warranties, antitrust regulations, and real and personal property. Hours: 39 lecture. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
BMT 260: Business Management Field Experience

(2.0 credit hours)

Sample Syllabus
Sample Syllabus
In order to obtain an actual training experience, the student secures or is placed in an approved position relevant to his or her area of emphasis. The student is required to develop, in cooperation with the instructor and field supervisor, a learning contract for the field experience. Supervision and grading of the training experience are provided by both the instructor and the field supervisor. Hours: 100 as an intern. Prerequisites: SDV 101 and permission of the department head. Usually offered in the fall and spring.
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