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Business Administration

Business Administration

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Courses

BUS 117: Human Resources Management

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course introduces human resource management in business. Topics include the role and scope of human resource management in an organization, strategic human resource management planning, employment law, recruiting, training, employee development, employee communication, performance management, compensation and benefits programs, managing diversity and global operations, collective bargaining, and using human resources as a competitive advantage.

BUS 120: Introduction to Business

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in BUS 120H.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course introduces the trends and opportunities in today's dynamic business environment as they relate to economics, global markets, ethics and social responsibility, business ownership forms, entrepreneurship, management responsibility, human resources management, marketing, operations, accounting, and financial management. Students gain important business context and discover business career and educational opportunities. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for BUS 120 or BUS 120H. C-ID BUS-110.

BUS 120H: Introduction to Business (Honors)

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in BUS 120.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course offers highly motivated students an introduction to trends and opportunities in today's dynamic business environment as they relate to economics, global markets, ethics and social responsibility, business ownership forms, entrepreneurship, management responsibility, human resources management, marketing, operations, accounting, and financial management. Students gain important business context and discover business career and educational opportunities. As an honors course, it provides students the opportunity to conduct supervised independent research and participate in instructor-led and collaborative discussions as well as in field trips related to industries, large publicly traded corporations, and business-related issues. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for BUS 120 or BUS 120H. C-ID BUS-110.

BUS 130: Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

In this business start-up and management course, students learn about conducting preliminary research, analyzing trends and competition, buying and starting a business or franchise, developing a business plan, considering legal issues, target marketing, accounting, managing personnel, and responsible business practices.

BUS 131: Management Principles

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course explores contemporary management application issues. Topics include management theories, finding and developing leaders, motivating employees, strategic planning, hiring and training employees, developing workplace teams, dealing with organizational change, diversity, and ethical and social responsibilities of managers.

BUS 132: Marketing

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course introduces students to the principles of marketing. Topics include segmenting, targeting, market research, buyer behavior, distribution, retailing, advertising, selling, and international issues. Students gain an understanding of the marketing mix (product, distribution, promotion, and price) for a defined target market.

BUS 133: Project Management

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This course introduces students with varying backgrounds to the fundamental principles of contemporary project management in personal and professional environments. The course covers the principles and methods necessary to create an effective plan and schedule for a project; the techniques to monitor, control, and measure performance of the project once it is underway; and the competing demands of time, scope, and resources. Topics also include project management software, communication, Web resources, certifications, and lifelong learning.

BUS 134: Retail Management

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course introduces the principles and practices used in managing retail businesses. Topics include site selection, layout, organization, staffing, positioning, customer service, promotional techniques, and all aspects of the critical buying function.

BUS 135: Personal Selling

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course covers professional selling skills and techniques. Topics include career opportunities, understanding buyer behavior, communication skills, prospecting, interviewing, motivating, persuading, handling objections, negotiating, closing, obtaining referrals, and addressing legal and ethical concerns.

BUS 136: Human Relations in Business

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course covers the major themes of human relations, including self-awareness, communication, motivation, and conflict resolution, from psychological, sociological, and physiological perspectives. It emphasizes interpersonal skills that promote personal and professional success in a culturally diverse, global, and high-tech business environment. Topics include the identification of values, ethics, teamwork, and leadership-skill development. The course also examines strategies that can be utilized to attain physical and emotional well-being with the workplace.

BUS 138: Business Promotion

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course provides students with an overview of the promotion function within marketing. Topics include brand promotion, segmenting, targeting, positioning, buyer behavior and influences, advertising, public relations, social media, direct marketing, sales promotion, and personal selling.

BUS 140: Legal Environment of Business

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in BUS 140H.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course introduces business-related law, ethics, social responsibility, and government regulations. Topics include dispute resolution, legal system and laws, torts, crimes, contracts, sales, warranties, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, bankruptcy, agency, employment, business entities, real and personal property, cyberlaw, and intellectual property. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for BUS 140 or BUS 140H. C-ID BUS-120, BUS-125.

BUS 140H: Legal Environment of Business (Honors)

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in BUS 140.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course offers highly motivated students an introduction to business-related law, ethics, social responsibility, and government regulations. Topics include dispute resolution, legal system and laws, torts, crimes, contracts, sales, warranties, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, bankruptcy, agency, employment, business entities, real and personal property, cyberlaw, and intellectual property. As an honors course, it provides students the opportunity to conduct supervised independent legal research, participate in moot-court simulations when appropriate, and lead and participate in collaborative and instructor-led discussions. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for BUS 140 or BUS 140H. C-ID BUS-120, BUS-125.

BUS 144: Budgeting Basics

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring

This course addresses the preparation of an operating budget for businesses. Students prepare an integrated set of pro-forma financial statements and analyze budget versus actuals reports.

BUS 147: Personal Finance

Units: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 30 or eligibility determined by the math placement process.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course assists students in gaining the knowledge, tools, attitude, and skills needed to make informed lifelong financial decisions that will empower their lives. Students explore the social, psychological, and physiological issues related to planning and managing a personal financial plan. Topics include goal setting, budgeting, money management, taxes, savings, consumer credit, automobiles, housing, insurance, investment vehicles, retirement and estate planning, and the financial impact of marriage and divorce.

BUS 152: Business Idea Generation and Feasibility Analysis

Units: 2
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring

This course focuses on identification of potential business opportunities and the development of a feasibility study of a proposed business idea.

BUS 153: Business Startup Fundamentals

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring

This course addresses all logistical elements of business startup. Students complete required paperwork to start and operate a small business in California.

BUS 154: Funding the Entrepreneurial Venture

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring

This course introduces students to the various options available to fund a new or on-going business.

BUS 155: Business Plan Development

Units: 2
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 2 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course focuses on the development of a professional business plan for the purpose of obtaining funding. It emphasizes development of the business plan document, incorporating effective writing techniques, research, data analysis, and presentation. Students meet and collaborate with Small Business Development Center (SBDC) coaches throughout the course during the development process.

BUS 160: International Business

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This course covers international business, trade, and globalization. Topics include politics, laws, economics, cultures, ethics, foreign trade/investment/exchange, internationalizing a business, entering foreign markets, strategizing, structuring, and managing in a global economy with social responsibility.

BUS 204: Business Statistics

Units: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 28, MATH 30, or eligibility determined by the math placement process.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in BUS 204H.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course examines the use of descriptive statistics, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis, chi-square, t-tests for one and two populations, and applications of technology-based statistical analysis using data from business, economics, political science, health science, information technology, and education, including the interpretation of the relevance of statistical findings for business problem solving and decision making. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for BTEC 180/BTEC 180H, BUS 204/BUS 204H, MATH 103, PSYC 104/PSYC 104H, or SOC 125. Some CSU campuses may also impose this credit limitation.

BUS 204H: Business Statistics (Honors)

Units: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 28, MATH 30, or eligibility determined by the math placement process.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in BUS 204.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course introduces statistical methods for analyzing data in business contexts. As an honors course, it offers an enriched experience for highly motivated students through a pro-seminar format and more in-depth coverage of course topics including application. This course examines the use of descriptive statistics, probability, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, regression and correlation analysis, chi-square, t-tests for one and two populations, and applications of technology-based statistical analysis using data from business, economics, political science, health science, information technology, and education, including the interpretation of the relevance of statistical findings for business problem solving and decision making. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for BTEC 180/BTEC 180H, BUS 204/BUS 204H, MATH 103, PSYC 104/PSYC 104H, or SOC 125. Some CSU campuses may also impose this credit limitation.

BUS 289: Career Mentoring

Units: 1
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in a mentor/protege relationship under the instruction of a faculty coordinator. It introduces students to aspects of successful transfer, completion, and transition to a successful career.

BUS 290: Business Communication

Units: 3
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ENGL 100H
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in BUS 290H.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course focuses on the principles of effective written, oral, and electronic communication. It emphasizes solving problems and eliciting positive response through carefully organized and designed memos, letters, reports, and presentations. C-ID BUS-115.

BUS 290H: Business Communication (Honors)

Units: 3
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ENGL 100H.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in BUS 290.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This honors course offers highly motivated students an enriched academic approach to the principles of effective written, oral, and electronic communication. The course emphasizes solving real-world problems and eliciting positive responses through carefully planned, organized, and designed memos, letters, reports, and presentations. C-ID BUS-115.

BUS 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

BUS 296: Topics in Business Administration

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in Business Administration that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.<br/>

BUS 299: Occupational Cooperative Work Experience

Units: 1-4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

Cooperative Work Experience is intended for students who are employed in a job directly related to their major. It allows such students the opportunity to apply the theories and skills of their discipline to their position and to undertake new responsibilities and learn new skills at work. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

BUS 302: Leadership and Personal Development

Units: 3
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or ENGL 100H.
Enrollment Limitation: Only open to students enrolled in the bachelor's degree program in biomanufacturing at MiraCosta College.
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall or Spring

This course explores how leaders influence organizations. It focuses on leadership and management topics related to communication, groups and teams, motivation, personal values, professional behavior, organizational structure, and diversity. The course integrates theory and practice. This course is open only to students enrolled in the biomanufacturing bachelor's degree program.

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