BUSA Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.

Courses

BUSA 2050. Business Statistics. 3-0-3 Units.

Emphasizes applications of statistics in business. Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures and correlation, probability theory and probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression. (F,S) Prerequisite: MATH 1101 or higher

BUSA 2106. The Environment of Business. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces the political, social, legal, ethical, environmental, and technological issues that affect or are affected by business decisions. Topics include stakeholder analysis, social responsibility, ethics, globalization, business-government relations, and fair trade.(F,S,M)

BUSA 2201. Fundamentals of Computer Appli. 3-0-3 Units.

Assures a basic level of computer applications literacy to include spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation software.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: MATH 1101 or higher.

BUSA 3000. Environmental Law and Policy. 3-0-3 Units.

Survey of national and state agencies and provisions of environmental laws and ordinances at all levels of government, including NEPA, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act and CERCLA. This course has a web component.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3050. Business Statistics. 3-0-3 Units.

Emphasizes applications of statistics in business. Topics include methods of presenting data, numerical measures and correlation, probability theory and probability distributions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, and linear regression.(F,S)
Prerequisites: MATH 2181 or concurrent, Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3055. Quantitative Analysis Bus Prob. 3-0-3 Units.

Develops analytical skills for business decision making. Topics include regression analysis, decision tools, application of mathematical programming and network models, sequencing and scheduling techniques, and line balancing.(S)
Prerequisites: BUSA 2050 or MATH 2200, Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3060. Business Law. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers the source of law and courts, and introduces tort law along with the historical, economic, political and ethical considerations in business and the impact of regulatory and administrative law on business. Topics include property law, contracts, and environmental issues.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3070. Business Ethics. 3-0-3 Units.

Defines ethics, explores models of personal ethics, and reviews ethics in a variety of professional fields. In addition the course examines the relationship between business ethics and corporate social responsibility. Topics include corporate governance, trust and honesty in business, the role of ethics in managerial decision-making and behavior, the ethical use of information, and international ethics.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3100. Survey of Business Law/Ethics. 3-0-3 Units.

The first objective of this course is to expose the student to the basic terminology and concepts that make up the legal environment in which United States’ businesses operate on a day-to-day basis. The further objective of this course is to expose the student to basic ethical concepts and how to apply them in the business context. This course defines ethics, explores models of personal ethics, and reviews the various approaches to the study of ethics.
Prerequisites: Earned AAS, AAT, or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution.

BUSA 3200. Survey of Economics. 3-0-3 Units.

The course objectives are to familiarize the student with general micro- and macroeconomic principles and their usage in advancing a productive career. Since the course has such a large body of material to cover in one semester, students will keep a notebook of critical material including problems, economic analysis, and essays.
Prerequisites: Earned AAS, AAT, or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution.

BUSA 3300. Survey of Accounting. 3-0-3 Units.

This course is a survey of basic financial and managerial accounting for skilled workers and technicians moving into managerial roles. It covers theory, concepts, terminology, and generally accepted accounting principles. Emphasis is on preparing and interpreting accounting information for business decisions. This course is not open to BBA students and will not count toward a BBA. A grade of C or higher is required for this course to count toward graduation in the BAS program.
Prerequisites: Earned AAS, AAT, or equivalent degree from a regionally accredited institution.

BUSA 3301. Business Communications. 3-0-3 Units.

Prepares students to write and speak well in many business settings. It stresses writing and presenting skills, but also shows how to apply those skills in person, through electronic media, and in physical documents.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3351. International Business. 3-0-3 Units.

International Business surveys the administrative philosophies, policies, and practices of international business organizations, examining business processes in terms of different social, cultural, political, and economic environments.

BUSA 3360. Business Negotiation Skills. 3-0-3 Units.

Students will develop the negotiation skills needed to produce more creative and satisfying agreements and avoid the worst kind of compromises. The class will focus on using theory and negotiation simulation exercises as the primary pedagogical tool.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility; BUSA 3301.

BUSA 3400. Quantitative Theory/Tech Mngt. 3-0-3 Units.

This is a one-semester course covering techniques, methods and applications of differential and integral calculus. As the name indicates, this course deals with calculus and its applications, especially those applications concerned with business and social sciences. Topics to be discussed will include: differentiation and anti-differentiation of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; applications of differentiation and integration; and functions of two variables. This course is not open to BBA students and will not count toward a BBA. A grade of C or higher is required for this course to count toward graduation in the BAS program.

BUSA 3532. Bus Analytics/Data Mining. 3-0-3 Units.

The course introduces studnets to business analytics and data mining. Topics include introduction to business analytics, data visiualization, data transformation, cluster analysis, association analysis, decision trees, logistics regression, neural network and model performance evaluation.
Prerequisites: Upper Division Eligibilty, MGIS 3351 and OPMT 3251.

BUSA 3700. Business Admin Internship. 0-0-0 Units.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Business Administration through an internship experience with a pre-approved employer. This is a non-credit course.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: Approval from internship faculty advisor, Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 3701. Prof Development Seminar. 1-0-1 Unit.

This class is designed to aid students in transitioning from the academic world to a professional business work environment. It will provide students with experience in applying for jobs, interviewing, networking, and business etiquette as well as expose them to other relevant and timely topics for advancing in the business world.
Prerequisites: BUSA 3301 and Upper Division Eligibility.

BUSA 4700. Senior Seminar. 1-0-1 Unit.

Features the practices and administration of business, as well as the preparation needed for success in the job market. Topics include resume writing, interviewing skills, and personal financial management.(F,S)
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.
Corequisites: MNGT 4701.

BUSA 4800. Special Topics in Business. 1-0-1-4 Unit.

Examines current, relevant topics. Each special topics course will cover a new current topic.
Prerequisites: Upper Division eligibility.

BUSA 4900. Business Internships. 0-0-1-3 Unit.

Provides students with on-site work experience in Business through a coordinated academic internship experience with a pre-approved employer. A portfolio chronicling the work experience, a project relating relevant academic literature to the Business internship experience, and a final presentation encompassing the entire internship experience are required to receive academic credit.(F,S) Prerequisite (s): Upper Division eligibility and 9 credit hours of upper division in ACCT, BUSA, MARK, MGIS, MNGT, or OPMT of which 3 credit hours must be in BUSA.