Business (BUS)

BUS 130
Introduction to Business
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

This is a foundation course in business administration. It is recommended for all students planning further study in this field. Lecture, discussion, and problems involve such topics as business finance, personnel, production, distribution, government regulations, and managerial controls.


BUS 132
Ethics in Business
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course emphasizes development of managerial decision-making skills utilizing ethical business standards for improvement of business organizations, communities, government, and international trade.


BUS 140
International Business
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: BUS 130; ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A comprehensive overview of international business with a global perspective on international trade including foreign investments, impact of financial markets, international marketing, and the operation of multi-national corporations.


BUS 146
Personal Finance
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; CSUGE E)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

This course is an integrative approach to personal finance focusing on practical financial decision making as well as the social, psychological, and physiological contexts in which those decisions are made. Students will examine their relationships with money, set personal goals, and develop a plan to meet those goals. Topics include consumerism, debt, disability, death and taxes.


BUS 150
Business English
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

An introductory course in business writing, which includes a common-sense approach to the use of English grammar, punctuation and style in the business context, and strategies for effective writing of business-related communications. Recommended for business majors.


BUS 152
Business Communications
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 101 or ENGL 101H.

Strongly recommended: BUS 150.

A study of principles and strategies for developing effective written and oral communication skills for use in the workplace and in business. Several types of written and oral forms of business communication are highlighted. Recommended for business majors.


BUS 160
Business Law and the Legal Environment I
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A study of law, with an emphasis on the law's relationship to business. Topics covered include the legal environment of business, court procedures, jurisdiction, torts and crimes in the business environment, intellectual property, principles of contract law, commercial transactions, and ethical business practices.


BUS 161
Business Law and the Legal Environment II
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU; UC)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

A study of law, with an emphasis on the law's relationship to business. Topics covered include agency, employment law, consumer law, environmental law, sole proprietorships, franchises, partnerships, corporations, insurance, real and personal property, landlord-tenant law, wills and trusts, elder law, creditors' rights and remedies, secured transactions, bankruptcy law, negotiable instruments, antitrust law, professional liability, and international law.


BUS 170
Small Business Management
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

The study of business organization emphasizing the small independently owned business. Instructional topics include discussion of the benefits of small business, creation of a new venture, marketing, managing, financial, and administrative controls.


BUS 172
Human Resources Management
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement or if required by English level.

The study of Human Resources Management emphasizing employer/employee relationships, communications, employee selection, job analysis and description, job motivation and productivity, employee benefits, principles of collective bargaining, labor relations, O.S.H.A., and affirmative action.


BUS 175
Introduction to Management
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course focusing on communication, decision making, and leadership for administrative and managerial positions in business, government, the professions, and the volunteer sector.


BUS 185
Elements of Marketing
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A course focusing on the moving of goods, services, and ideas from producer to consumer. Topics include: functions and institutions of marketing; marketing research and customer motivation; buying, selling, pricing and competition; transportation, storage and packaging; banking, communication, and insurance.


BUS 192
Advertising
3 Units (AA/AS; CSU)
54 lecture hours

Grade Mode: Pass/No Pass, Standard Letter

Strongly recommended: ENGL 099 if required by English placement exam or if required by English level.

A study of media advertising, including magazine, television, radio, newspaper, and direct mail; the purpose and cycles of advertising; laws affecting advertising; and economic effects of advertising.