Business Management and Administration

BUS 100 (3 CR)
Introduction to Business

Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework.  Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Develops business vocabulary. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 118 (3 CR)
Concepts of Supervision

Teaches the five functions of management:  planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.  Includes instruction in leadership skills, problem-solving and decision-making, effective communications, dealing with conflict and employee relations, time management, delegation, and motivation.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 165 (3 CR)
Small Business Management

Identifies management concerns unique to small businesses.  Introduces the requirements necessary to initiate a small business, and identifies the elements comprising a business plan.  Presents information establishing financial and administrative controls, developing a marketing strategy, managing business operations, and the legal and government relationships specific to small businesses.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 200 (3 CR)
Principles of Management

Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.  Focuses on application of management principles to realistic situations managers encounter as they attempt to achieve organizational objectives.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 205 (3 CR)
Human Resource Management

Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel, usage levels and methods, job descriptions, training methods and programs, employee evaluation systems, compensation and labor relations.  Includes procedures for management of human resources and uses case studies and problems to demonstrate implementation of these techniques.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 221 (3 CR)
Business Statistics I

Prerequisite:  MTH 163 or divisional approval

Focuses on statistical methodology in the collection, organization, presentation, and analysis of data; concentrates on measures of central tendency, dispersion, probability concepts and distribution, sampling, statistical estimation, normal and T distribution and hypotheses for means and proportions. (This course may not substitute for any math prefix course at Blue Ridge Community College.  Students may not receive credit toward graduation in any program of study for both BUS 221 and MTH 157). Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 227 (3 CR)
Quantitative Methods

Prerequisites:  BUS 221 or MTH 157 AND MTH 173 or MTH 270

Includes overview of quantitative methods in business decision-making, simple and multiple regression and correlation analysis, time series analysis and business forecasting, decision analysis, linear programming, transportation and assignment methods, and network models.  May include computer applications.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 241 (3 CR)
Business Law I

Develops a basic understanding of the US business legal environment. Introduces property and contract law, agency and partnership liability, and government regulatory law. Students will be able to apply these legal principles to landlord/tenant disputes, consumer rights issues, employment relationships, and other business transactions.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 242 (3 CR)
Business Law II

Focuses on business organization and dissolution, bankruptcy, and Uniform Commercial Code. Introduces international law and the emerging fields of E-Commerce and Internet Law. Lecture 3 hours per week.

BUS 270 (3 CR)
Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business Organization

Prerequisites:  ENG 111 or ENG 116 and ITE 119 or ITE 120 or CSC 200

Focuses on intra-and interpersonal effectiveness in the business organization. Includes topics such as planning and running effective meetings, networking and politicking, coaching and mentoring, making effective and ethical decisions, developing interpersonal skills that are essential to effective managers, and to improve skills in verbal, non-verbal, and written communication.  Lecture 3 hours.  Total 3 hours per week.