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COURSES OFFERED

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BUS 1A

Financial Accounting  

4 units 

BUS 11

Accounting for Small Business

3 units

BUS 12

Advertising

3 units

BUS 14 

Marketing

3 units

BUS 17

Personal Finance

3 units

BUS 20

Business Management

3 units

BUS 21

Human Resources Management

3 units

BUS 22

Human Relations in Business

3 units

BUS 24

Small Business Entrepreneurship

3 units

BUS 25

Introduction to Business

3 units

BUS 27

Effective English for Business 

3 units 

BUS 28

Written Business Communications 

3 units 

BUS 29

Oral Business Communications 

3 units 

BUS 95/96abcd

Cooperative Work Experience Education (Business Management/Marketing)

2-4 units



 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

BUS 1A  Financial Accounting

4 units; 4 hours lecture, 1 hour lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply, UC

This is an introductory course covering the fundamentals of financial accounting of the corporate entity. Topics include ethics, the analysis, recording, and summarizing of accounting transactions on the accrual basis in preparing financial statements. An emphasis will be on accounting as an information system to meet the demands of users for decision making. Computer applications are integrated into the homework.

BUS 11  Accounting for Small Business

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course includes basic accounting procedures, preparation and analysis of financial statements, banking, payroll processes, and special accounting journals. This is an accounting course for small business in service and retail environments.

Note: This course is not open to students who have credit for or are currently enrolled in Business 1A. Not recommended for the student who has completed two years of high school bookkeeping with a grade of C or better
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BUS 12  Advertising

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84 and eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students will study how to create effective and compelling advertising campaigns through print, broadcast, and electronic media. Topics to be covered include the branding, message creation, and media placement. Also emphasized are the concepts of ethics, social responsibility, and consumer benefits.

BUS 14  Marketing

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides an intensive study of concepts and strategies on which the field of marketing is based. Emphasis will be on product decisions, distribution decisions, promotion decisions, and pricing decisions. The general elements of electronic marketing will also be studied.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option. 

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BUS 17  Personal Finance

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84 and eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will learn how to develop personal financial goals and how to use financial planning to help achieve life goals. Students will learn budgeting, planning for the financial future, and how to incorporate investment choices such as stocks, real estate, bonds, and mutual funds. Students will examine how personal financial management can affect physiological and psychological well-being and the impact financial management and decisions have on individuals and families.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.
 

BUS 20  Business Management

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84 and eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of the concepts and procedures critical to managing a business successfully in a global, competitive environment. Planning, organizing, leading, controlling, and the application of managerial concepts are discussed.

Note:  Letter grade or pass/no pass option.

BUS 21  Human Resources Management

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84 and eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of effective utilization of human resources within an organization. Emphasis is placed on principles of human resources strategy and planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, employee appraisals, compensation and benefits, legal considerations, organized labor, and health and safety practices. Effective management of common issues in human resources from the perspective of the employee and employer are discussed. 

BUS 22  Human Relations in Business

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students will examine human relations theories and applications that will promote effective work relationships. Ethical issues in business are addressed as well as an explicit process of ethical reasoning that will aid in defining and dealing with dilemmas in the workplace. Current events and case studies will be used to develop critical skills as students apply theories and principles.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.
 

BUS 24  Small Business Entrepreneurship

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84 and eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides students with the ability to identify opportunities and develop them into viable small businesses or non-profit organizations. Students will focus on building the entrepreneurial skills needed to initiate and manage a small business or small organization. Areas of concentration include product development, acquiring financing, drafting a business plan, advertising, accounting, legal forms of organizations, and strategic planning. 

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.
 

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BUS 25  Introduction to Business

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is a survey of organization and management factors influencing the establishment, location, and operation of businesses. This course emphasizes the functional area of accounting as well as the legal framework within which business activities are conducted. The course also emphasizes the principles of Total Quality Management (TQM) in a multi-cultural and globalized environment.

Note: Letter grade or pass/no pass option.
 

BUS 27  Effective English for Business

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a study of written English skills that are critical to communicate successfully in a business environment. Focus is placed on English grammar, usage, and sentence structure.

BUS 28  Written Business Communications

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course students will study the theory and practice of functional writing to give them an understanding of the human relations aspects of communication, to help develop logical patterns of organizing ideas, and to aid in achieving clear, concise expression. Practice in writing various types of business letters and reports will be emphasized throughout the course.

BUS 29  Oral Business Communications

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this course, students will learn the principles of effective speaking in business situations. Interviews, conferences, briefings, and group discussions will be covered. Techniques of research, preparation, presentation, and evaluation are emphasized.

Note: Business 29 is the same course as Supervision 27.

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BUS 95/96abcd  Cooperative Work Experience Education (Business Management/Marketing)

2-4 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation:  Employment or volunteer
work in a position related to the student's major or career
goal by the second week of the semester. Completion of or current enrollment in one course from the major.
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

Through a set of learning objectives established by the student, supervisor, and instructor, each student will work with and learn from experts in the Business Management/Marketing field. These experiences will enable students to improve job skills, analyze career opportunities and requirements, and compare them to personal abilities and career expectations.

Note: The total units earned for CWEE may not exceed 16 units

 Last Published 7/10/14