Course Catalog : Subject Area




Business Management and Administration Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
BUS 100 Introduction to Business
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Presents a broad introduction to the functioning of business enterprise within the U.S. economic framework. Introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, finance, marketing, production, and risk and human resource management. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 106 Security Awareness for Managers
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Covers concepts and terminology related to information security and risk assessment. Topics cover perspective from a manager and end-user's point of view and will include the identification of security threats, types of hardware/software solutions available and identifying policies and procedures to reduce the severity of security attacks. Includes the completion of a risk assessment and security plan for an organization and/or department. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 111 Principles of Supervision I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Teaches the fundamentals of supervision, including the primary responsibilities of the supervisor. Introduces factors relating to the work of supervisor and subordinates. Covers aspects of leadership, job management, work improvement, training and orientation, performance evaluation, and effective employee/supervisor relationships. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 116 Entrepreneurship
(3 credits) Presents the various steps considered necessary when going into business. Includes areas such as product-service analysis, market research evaluation, setting up books, ways to finance startup, operations of the business, development of business plans, buyouts versus starting from scratch, and franchising. Uses problems and cases to demonstrate implementation of these techniques. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 117 Leadership Development
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Covers interpersonal relations in hierarchical structures. Examines the dynamics of teamwork, motivation, handling change and conflict and how to achieve positive results through others. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 121 Business Mathematics I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Applies mathematical operations to business processes and problems. Reviews operations, equations, percents, sales and property taxes, insurance, checkbook and cash records, wage and payroll computations, depreciation, overhead, inventory turnover and valuation, financial statements, ratio analysis, commercial discounts, markup, and markdown. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 146 Introduction to Labor Relations
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Examines history of the labor unions; labor contracts; bargaining processes; philosophy of unionism; use of bargaining techniques for non-wage issues; legal, social, and economic context of labor-management relations; responsibilities and duties of unions and management; analysis of public policy; and current state of the labor movement. May apply simulation and cases of arbitration and collective bargaining procedures. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 165 Small Business Management
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. 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 government relationships specific to small businesses. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 195 Topics in Business Administration
(3 credits) Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students. May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 197 Cooperative Education in Business Management
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Approval of Cooperative Education Coordinator. Supervised on-the-job training in approved business, industrial, and service firms. Coordinated by the college's Cooperative Education Office. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. BUS 197 for first-year credit.
BUS 200 Principles of Management
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Teaches management and the management functions of planning, organizing, directing, 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 201 Organizational Behavior
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Presents a behaviorally oriented course combining the functions of management with the psychology of leading and managing people. Focuses on the effective use of human resources through understanding human motivation and behavior patterns, conflict management and resolution, group functioning and process, the psychology of decision making, and the importance of recognizing and managing change. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 205 Human Resource Management
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Introduces employment, selection, and placement of personnel, usage levels and methods, job descriptions, training methods of programs, and 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 209 Continuous Quality Improvement
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Presents the different philosophies in Quality Control. Introduces students to Process Improvement, Team Development, Consensus Building, and Problem-Solving strategies. Identifies methods for Process Improvement in manufacturing and service organizations which includes Statistical Process Control when used in the quality control function of business and industry. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 210 Total Quality Statistical Tools
(3 credits) Provides basic introduction to probability, statistics, and the foundations of quality, followed by in-depth training in the construction, use, and interpretation of control charts. Includes both "variable" and "attribute" control charting techniques as well as an introduction to process capability. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 211 ManagingTechnology Resources
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Covers basic technology concepts, selection of vendors, evaluation of hardware/software solutions, identification and establishment of technology standards, and basic project management. Emphasizes development of policies and procedures to effectively and efficiently manage information technology. Provides techniques to enable the student to leverage technology to benefit the organization. Includes the completion of a detailed technology plan for an organization and/or department. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 212 Disaster Recovery Planning for Managers
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Covers developing a plan for an organization to get computer operations back to their pre-existing state as soon as possible after a disaster. Covers documenting existing technology and the complete steps in the disaster recovery process. Emphasis on policies and procedures to prevent the loss of data and elimination of system downtime. Includes the completion of a disaster recovery plan for an organization and/or department. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 213 Training Methods
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENG 111. Introduces current, proven methods for developing instructional design programs, such as selecting the best training models based on cognitive learning principles and automated design systems. Incorporates a variety of approaches and philosophies, including strategic or problem/solution approaches, and artistic or aesthetically oriented approaches. Prerequisite: ENG 111. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 216 Probability and Statistics for Business and Economics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ITE 115 and MTH 163. Introduces methods of probability assessment and statistical inference. Includes data collection and presentation; descriptive statistics; basic probability concepts; discrete and continuous probability distributions; decision theory; sampling and estimation; and hypothesis testing. Emphasizes business and economic applications. Utilizes computer software as a tool for problem solving.
BUS 220 Introduction To Business Statistics
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): BUS 121. Introduces statistics as a tool in decision making. Emphasizes ability to collect, present, and analyze data. Employs measures of central tendency and dispersion, statistical inference, index number, probability theory, and time series analysis. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 230 International Business Practice Firm
(4 credits) Uses an international business model that prepares student to work as team members in a simulated business firm operating in a virtual economy. Provides tools for students to perform various business functions as their firm transacts business with other students operating business practice firms throughout Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the United States. Involves students in decision making, critical thinking, and team activities. Prerequisite: Advanced status and computer literacy. Lecture 3 hours per week + lab 3 hours per week = total 6 hours per week.
BUS 235 Business Letter Writing
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Applies composition principles to business correspondence, employment documents, and reports (including presentation of data in various chart formats). Focuses on preparing effective communications with customers, suppliers, employees, the public, and other business contacts. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 236 Communication in Management
(3 credits) Introduces the functions of communication in management with emphasis on gathering, organizing, and transmitting facts and ideas. Teaches the basic techniques of effective oral and written communication. Lecture 3 hours per week.
BUS 241 Business Law I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Develops a basic understanding of the U.S. 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 270 Interpersonal Dynamics in the Business Organization
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. 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 per week.
BUS 290 Coordinated Internship in Business
(3 credits) Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Three hours per week
BUS 297 Cooperative Education in Business Management
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Approval of Cooperative Education Coordinator. Supervised on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial, and service firms. Coordinated by the college's Cooperative Education Office. Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours. BUS 297 for second-year credit.
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