2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Business (BUS)

BUS 175  Introduction to Business & Entrepreneurship  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the world of business and the integrative nature of business activities, business topics germane to both corporate and entrepreneurial environment, including the impact of globalization. Emphasis on the decision-making process in various inter-departments and business functional areas.

BUS 175H  Honors Introduction to Business & Entrepreneurship  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the world of business and the integrative nature of business activities, business topics germane to both corporate and entrepreneurial environment, including the impact of globalization. Emphasis on the decision-making process in various inter-departments and business functional areas.

BUS 270  Business Statistics  (3 Credits)  

Methods of collecting, tabulating, graphing, and interpreting statistical data, measures of central tendency and variability. Elementary probability with emphasis on binomial and normal distributions, sampling methods, estimating and hypotheses testing.

BUS 270H  Honors Business Statistics  (3 Credits)  

Methods of collecting, tabulating, graphing, and interpreting statistical data, measures of central tendency and variability. Elementary probability with emphasis on binomial and normal distributions, sampling methods, estimating and hypotheses testing.

BUS 281  Legal Environment for Business  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the Anglo-American legal system, the American court system, criminal law, tort law, contracts, property law, the law governing business organizations, and governmental regulation of business. Emphasis on the legal, ethical, social, and political environment in which business and government operate.

BUS 284  Advanced Microcomputing  (3 Credits)  

Exploration of complex spreadsheet problems, sensitivity analysis, and the use of database management systems within microcomputer software.

BUS 284H  Honors Advanced Microcomputing  (3 Credits)  

Exploration of complex spreadsheet problems, sensitivity analysis, and the use of database management systems within microcomputer software.

BUS 300  Internship  (3 Credits)  

Supervised work experience in an approved business environment. Students will submit a proposed work plan at the start of the experience and a paper detailing the experience after its completion.

BUS 304H  Information Systems Analysis and Design  (3 Credits)  

Introduction concepts and methods used in the, analysis and design of business information, systems. Opportunity to study the SDLC phases, through group projects and CASE tools such as, Visible Analyst.

BUS 310  Risk Management  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the theory of insurance, types of personal and business coverage, and the analysis of business risks and riskbearing from the standpoint of risk reaction, risk reduction, risk elimination, and risk evaluation. Emphasis on the fundamental unifying elements of risk and insurance.

BUS 330  Business Communication  (3 Credits)  

Techniques for writing management- oriented internal and external communications. Emphasis on theory, planning, oral and written presentations, audience perceptions, data organization, media selection, preparation techniques for business letters, and an overview of reports. Includes handson experience with the Internet and presentation software.

BUS 330H  Honors Business Communication  (3 Credits)  

Techniques for writing management- oriented internal and external communications. Emphasis on theory, planning, oral and written presentations, audience perceptions, data organization, media selection, preparation techniques for business letters, and an overview of reports. Includes handson experience with the Internet and presentation software.

BUS 350  The Ethics of Management  (3 Credits)  

This course will focus on issues and perspectives of right and wrong in American business. Students will survey various philosophical approaches, values, moral reasoning, and social responsibility to determine ethical behavior and morality. These approaches will be applies to real world cases drawn from the various functional area or business.

BUS 360  Corporate Finance  (3 Credits)  

Study of the major finance functions of modern corporations, including the need for funds to finance the acquisition of various assets such as receivables, inventories, and plant and equipment; the alternative sources of funds available including short-term and long-term, internal and external analysis of the firm's capital structure, and alternative long-term financing sources and techniques. Analysis of the ethics involved in various areas of finance and international finance topics.

BUS 360H  Honors Corporate Finance  (3 Credits)  

Study of the major finance functions of modern corporations, including the need for funds to finance the acquisition of various assets such as receivables, inventories, and plant and equipment; the alternative sources of funds available including short-term and long-term, internal and external analysis of the firm's capital structure, and alternative long-term financing sources and techniques. Analysis of the ethics involved in various areas of finance and international finance topics.

BUS 362  Investments  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to investment analysis which analyzes the various types of business and public securities and portfolio management concepts, including international diversification. Study of the process by which a growing small business can issue stock and other securities to the public.

BUS 363  Financial Institutions  (3 Credits)  

Fundamentals of financial institutions with emphasis on the actual operations and business of commercial banks, mutual savings banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions and other financial institutions.

BUS 365  Organizational Behavior & Theory  (3 Credits)  

Study of organizational behavior and the various social unitsincluding individuals, groups, and group of groups-that constitute organizations. Exploration of relevant theories of the relations and processes among individuals, in and between groups, and in and between organizations. Through experiential approaches, develops social and analytical skills for leadership and membership in organizations.

BUS 365H  Honors Organizational Behavior & Theory  (3 Credits)  

Study of organizational behavior and the various social unitsincluding individuals, groups, and group of groups-that constitute organizations. Exploration of relevant theories of the relations and processes among individuals, in and between groups, and in and between organizations. Through experiential approaches, develops social and analytical skills for leadership and membership in organizations.

BUS 366  Principles of Marketing  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the field of marketing, concentrating on the marketing mix. Significant emphasis on the relationship between marketing activities and the consumer, the ethical and international aspects of marketing in entrepreneurial and corporate environments.

BUS 366H  Priniciples of Marketing  (3 Credits)  

Survey of the field of marketing, concentrating on the marketing mix. Significant emphasis on the relationship between marketing activities and the consumer, the ethical and international aspects of marketing in entrepreneurial and corporate environments.

BUS 367  Consumer Behavior  (3 Credits)  

Study of customer characteristics needed to write an effective marketing plan. Emphasis on both the household customer and organizational customers in relation to positioning, promotion, and marketing strategy.

BUS 368  Human Resources Management  (3 Credits)  

Focus on administering change within organizations through the training and developing of human resources. Experiential activities enhance the development of leadership skill in the training process.

BUS 370  Total Quality Management  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to quality management in manufacturing and service organizations with emphasis on the evolution of quality movement worldwide, TQM and "Quality First" Paradigms. Students are exposed to quality principles from a global perspective. The case study approach is used to examine quality planning and implementation in all types of organizations, especially those that won the MBNQA.

BUS 374  Programming in Visual Basic  (3 Credits)  

Study of Visual Basic development, language syntax, and programming in an event-driven environment.

BUS 375  Management Information Systems & E-Commerce  (3 Credits)  

Study of functional information systems, e-commerce concepts, and ethical issues in MIS and E-commerce.

BUS 375H  Honors Management Information Systems & E-Commerce  (3 Credits)  

Study of functional information systems, e-commerce concepts, and ethical issues in MIS and E-commerce.

BUS 376  Statistics & Quantitative Methods  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to regression techniques and analysis of variance Introduction to regression techniques and analysis of variance in decision-making; contingency tables, decision analysis, management science models, decision-making process, linear programming, transportation, assignment and network models; simple waiting line problems and use of simulation.

BUS 376H  Honors Statistics & Quantitative Methods  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to regression techniques and analysis of variance Introduction to regression techniques and analysis of variance in decision-making; contingency tables, decision analysis, management science models, decision-making process, linear programming, transportation, assignment and network models; simple waiting line problems and use of simulation.

BUS 382  Commercial Law  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to commercial law with emphasis, on sales of goods, credit, secured transactions, affecting both real estate and personal property,, negotiable instruments, rules of bankruptcy,, negotiable documents of title, legal aspects of , the bidding process, and liability of accounts, to clients and non-clients.

BUS 385  Web 2 Applications  (3 Credits)  

This course will introduce students to emerging technology. Emphasis will be placed on evolving technologies and trends for information systems. Students will have the opportunity to review and evaluate emerging tools, applications, and media that underlie these emerging technologies. More specifically, the concepts of Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 will be discussed. Many of the technologies that make up Web 2.0, including but limited to, social networking and media sharing sites, blogging, vlogging, podcasting, video podcasting, internet broadcasting, wiki technology, tagging, mashups, RSS feeds, folksonomies, enhanced web- based multimedia, etc., and what is on the horizon for Web 3.0 and 4.0 will be evaluated.

BUS 386  New Venture Finance  (3 Credits)  

In-depth analysis of the process of funding an entrepreneurial venture with a critical examination of the decisions and alternatives on the basis on their impact on firm value. Exploration of the techniques used in the areas of evaluation, business plan development, deal structure, and venture harvest. Discussions of seed and growth capital from sources such as individuals, angel funds, venture capital, investment banks, government, and commercial banks. Study of how entrepreneurs identify and commit the necessary resources to create and fund ventures.

BUS 387  Introduction to Entrepreneurship  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the important characteristics of entrepreneurs that relate to successful business start- ups, with emphasis on self- evaluation, effective decision- making skills, and practical aspects of a successful business start-up. A requirement is a written assignment on business plans based on a potential future business venture.

BUS 387H  Honors Introduction to Entreprenuership  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the important characteristics of entrepreneurs that relate to successful business start- ups, with emphasis on self- evaluation, effective decision- making skills, and practical aspects of a successful business start-up. A requirement is a written assignment on business plans based on a potential future business venture.

BUS 390  Business Database Management  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the design and development of database systems. Exploration of the database enviroment; relational aspects of the database theory; structured query language features of SQL server.

BUS 390H  Honors Business Database Management  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the design and development of database systems. Exploration of the database enviroment; relational aspects of the database theory; structured query language features of SQL server.

BUS 391  Introduction to Data Analytics & Big Data  (3 Credits)  

This course introduces students to the different data analytics techniques and tools available to solve real-world problems. In addition, the students will learn about the characteristics of big data and software tools available.

BUS 395  Intro to Personal Financial Planning  (3 Credits)  

Contact the department for specific course information

BUS 396  Introduction to Blockchain: Foundations  (3 Credits)  

One must have a thorough understanding of the, blockchain technology before applying it to a, business project. This course studies the, essential components of blockchain, its, applications, and potential values and risks. By, the end of this course, students will understand, the basics of blockchain, the use cases of the, blockchain applications, such as Bitcoin,, Ethereum, and Hyperledger in various business, domains, the current state of blockchain, and its, issues, limitations and potential solutions.

BUS 400  Independent Study  (3 Credits)  

Supervised independent project designed to explore a single topic in a one-to-one learning relationship with a faculty member.

BUS 410  Leadership & Diversity in Management  (3 Credits)  

Focus on how individuals and organizations can effectively, efficiently, and productively adapt to the challenges of diversity in the workforce and in the customer base.

BUS 411  Salesmanship  (3 Credits)  

Study of the principles and techniques of personal selling and sales presentations including sales policies and the problems involved.

BUS 412  Marketing Management  (3 Credits)  

Study of the organization and management of marketing with emphasis on strategic decision- making for entrepreneurs and corporate entrepreneurs.

BUS 413  Principles of Retailing  (3 Credits)  

Provide a basic understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved in the operations of retail business. Major areas of discussion include types of retail institutions, retail locations management, international retailing and the legal and ethical aspects of operating retail business.

BUS 414  Advertising  (3 Credits)  

Study of the fundamental principles of communication as they apply to marketing and promotion including management of the promotional mix, advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, publicity, and point of purchase.

BUS 415  International Management  (3 Credits)  

Study of current technologies for designing and developing web based e-business applications. Topics include Active Server Pages, Scripting Languages, database integration, and others.

BUS 416  International Marketing  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of marketing principles relating to international marketing organizations, marketing channels, channels of distribution, selling, and pricing.

BUS 417  International Business  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of the operations and managerial, strategies of various type of businesses in the, international setting. Emphasis on the, socio-cultural, economic, competitive,, political-legal and ethical issues that business, and government leaders mus face in dealing with, international business problems.

BUS 418  Internet Marketing  (3 Credits)  

Survey of marketing products on the Internet including such topics as uniqueness of the Internet as a marketing tool; Internet commerce; starting an Internet business; marketing mix and the Internet; and designing an Internet Web site.

BUS 419  Networking  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to current networking technology. Exploration of OSI reference model, basic network designs, network components, network architectures, network operations, network administration and support, network hardware and software installation, and NT Server installation and configuration. Extensive hands-on training provided.

BUS 420  Organizational Change & Development  (3 Credits)  

Study of the knowledge base and competencies to be leaders or effective participants in organizational change efforts. Exposure to various models, determinants, and processes of effective change efforts.

BUS 420H  Honors Organizational Change & Development  (3 Credits)  

Study of the knowledge base and competencies to be leaders or effective participants in organizational change efforts. Exposure to various models, determinants, and processes of effective change efforts.

BUS 421  Web Application Development for E-Business  (3 Credits)  

Study of current technologies for designing and developing web based e-business applications.Topics include Active Server Pages, ScriptingLanguages, database integration, and others.

BUS 422  International Marketing  (3 Credits)  

Study of the economic, social, and psychological characteristics of various target markets as they relate to the field of marketing including demographic characteristics, psychological perceptions, shopping patterns, the role of black media, and the black businessperson and the marketing concept.

BUS 423  Decision Support & Expert Systems  (3 Credits)  

Study of decision support systems and data mining concepts and techniques. Application tools include MS Excel VBA, RapidMiner, and Python.

BUS 431  Information Systems Analysis and Design  (3 Credits)  

Introduction concepts and methods used in the analysis and design of business information systems. Opportunity to study the SDLC phases through group projects and CASE tools such as Visible Analyst.

BUS 431H  Honors Info Systems Analysis and Design  (3 Credits)  

Introduction concepts and methods used in the, analysis and design of business information, systems. Opportunity to study the SDLC phases, through group projects and CASE tools such as, Visible Analyst.

BUS 435  Compensation  (3 Credits)  

Examination of wage and salary administration and fringe benefit management in organizations including wage and salary administration, job evaluation procedures, compensation plans, fringe benefit analysis and planning.

BUS 465  Small Business Management  (3 Credits)  

Integration of entrepreneurial topics into comprehensive plans and/or suggestions for starting a business and solving problems. Requirements include completion of the business plans and presentation for approval, participation in a small business computer simulation, and learning more about entrepreneurs and small business management through classroom work.

BUS 469  Entrepreneurship-In-Residence  (3 Credits)  

The Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program is an integrative seniorlevel applied experience. The EIRP enables students to serve as consultants to prospective entrepreneurs as well as to actual forand not-for-profit businesses. In the case of the former, students assist hopeful entrepreneurs as they perform market research, develop comprehensive business plans, investigate sources for financing, and establish their new ventures. In the latter instance, guided by clients' senior executives and NSU faculty, EIRP students develop solutions to today's complex business problems and present their recommendations to management.

BUS 474  Intermediate Financial Management  (3 Credits)  

This course builds on and reinforces concepts that were introduced in FNC 360. Among the topics covered are risk measurement and management, capital market theory, capital budgeting, valuation, capital structure theory, and divided policy. This course concentrates on quantitative techniques and financial theory and integrates the discussion of globalization and ethics throughout the course.

BUS 476  Operations Management  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of the economic problems of operations management, design of operating systems, forecasting, capacity planning, layout of facilities, materials and project management, planning and scheduling in production systems.

BUS 476H  Honors Operations Management  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of the economic problems of operations management, design of operating systems, forecasting, capacity planning, layout of facilities, materials and project management, planning and scheduling in production systems.

BUS 477  Franchising  (3 Credits)  

Introduction to the principles and strategies involved in starting and managing a franchise operation, with emphasis on the knowledge of franchise ability, the merits and demerits of franchising, and the rights and obligations of parties involved in franchising.

BUS 478  Strategic Management  (3 Credits)  

Study of formulating and implementing business and corporate strategic plans and evaluating management strategic performance in complex business environments including the corporate mission and objectives, industry analysis, competitive analysis, environmental analysis, business, corporate, and international strategy.

BUS 478H  Honors Strategic Management  (3 Credits)  

Study of formulating and implementing business and corporate strategic plans and evaluating management strategic performance in complex business environments including the corporate mission and objectives, industry analysis, competitive analysis, environmental analysis, business, corporate, and international strategy.

BUS 484  Creativity Innovation and Change Management  (3 Credits)  

Foundation for creating or finding new business opportunities, technologies or processes. Study of market research, competitive intelligence, and managing change, with emphasis on evaluation, planning, and leadership while distinguishing between need or idea and the opportunity

BUS 488  International Finance  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of the international monetary system and multi-national firms. Evaluation of the environment of direct foreign investments with emphasis on capital budgeting, working capital management, and sources and instruments of international fund remittances.

BUS 488H  Honors International Finance  (3 Credits)  

Analysis of the international monetary system and multi-national firms. Evaluation of the environment of direct foreign investments with emphasis on capital budgeting, working capital management, and sources and instruments of international fund remittances.

BUS 491  Data Analytics & Visualization  (3 Credits)  

Students will apply data analytics and visualization techniques using Excel VBA, Pivot tables, Power Pivot, and Tableau.

BUS 492  Business Intelligence  (3 Credits)  

This course covers advanced business intelligence applications. Students will apply a variety of software tools to build descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive models.

BUS 493  Special Topics in Business  (3 Credits)  

Examination of trends and emerging issues in dynamic and globalized business world.

BUS 497  Marketing Research  (3 Credits)  

Focus on problem definition (opportunity analysis) and data analysis techniques and strategies as applicable to small business owners.

BUS 499  Cases in Financial Management  (3 Credits)  

This is a capstone course for finance majors and is designed to integrate all the material offered under the finance curriculum and reinforce material learned in previous courses. The course uses lectures, class discussion, and case analysis to allow students to synthesize previous course work. Students will work in teams to analyze problems using current technology to resolve financial issues in corporate financial management.

BUS 499H  Honors Cases in Financial Management  (3 Credits)  

This is a capstone course for finance majors and is designed to integrate all the material offered under the finance curriculum and reinforce material learned in previous courses. The course uses lectures, class discussion, and case analysis to allow students to synthesize previous course work. Students will work in teams to analyze problems using current technology to resolve financial issues in corporate financial management.