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BUSINESS (BUS)
 
BUS 150 Introduction to Business and Management 3 cr
A survey of the field of business, including profit-seeking firms, not-for-profit organizations, and new businesses created by entrepreneurs. Emphasis on the business environment, organization and management, current economic and international issues, and career opportunities. Societal and ethical issues are also examined. The course is required of all incoming freshmen and any entering transfer student with less that 15 hours.
 
BUS 245 Applied Business Statistics I 3 cr
An examination of statistical techniques that are used to support managerial decision-making and problem solving. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, discrete and continuous sampling distributions, methods of estimation, and test of hypotheses. Pre-requisite: MA 112, or ACT/MMT placement.
 
BUS 255 Applied Business Statistics II 3 cr
This course covers statistical techniques that are used to support business decision making and problem solving. Topics covered include Chi-Square Tests, Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance, Simple Linear Regression and Correlation Analysis, Multiple Regression and Model Building, Time Series Forecasting, and Decision Theory. Computer based data analysis is emphasized in this course. Pre-requisite: BUS 245 or ST 210 and MA 112 (or ACT/MMT placement).
 
BUS 265 Legal Environment of Business I 3 cr
A study of the global legal environment in which contemporary American business functions, including a review of legal thought and ethical considerations and the foundations and impacts of governmental regulation in areas such as labor and employment, environmental concerns, consumer protection, and antitrust. Contemporary issues, domestic and international concepts and institutions, and social forces that shape the legal environment are emphasized. Pre-requisite: sophomore standing.
     
BUS 305 Information Systems and Technology 3 cr
The analysis, design, and implementation of information systems. Analysis of the functional area of business and integration of computer tools to satisfy information requirements. Current developments in business computer systems, including surveys of current systems and the Internet. Computer classrooms are utilized to provide students with “hands on” experience. Pre-requisite: CIS 250.
 
BUS 490 Special Topics 3 cr
Designed to provide senior students an opportunity to study selected topics of particular interest. Permission of Department Chair. A student may count no more than three hours of Special Topics in the major.
 
BUS 496 MCOB Honors Senior Project I  
Applied business project and paper prepared under the direction of a project advisor plus two other persons elected by the advisor in consultation with the student. The student must have developed a proposal for the project and paper in consultation with the advisor and received permission from the committee to proceed. In addition, the student must be entering his or her senior year and be a major in the Mitchell College of Business. The project proposal must be formulated no later than the end of the first semester of the student's senior year and the project must be completed by the student's graduation date. The student must have maintained his or her standing in the university honors program to be eligible to enroll in this course. The student will formally enroll in the course in his or her last full semester in school. The course may be counted in one of two ways: 1) as an additional course not counting towards the business degree, or 2) in special cases, as a major or business elective, to be decided by the committee. Pre-requisites: Completion of HON 301 and the business core with the exception of MGT 485.
 
BUS 497 MCOB Honors Senior Project II  
Applied business project and paper prepared under the direction of a project advisor plus two other persons selected by the advisor in consultation with the student. The student must have developed a proposal for the project and paper in consultation with the advisor and received permission from the committee to proceed. In addition, the student must be entering his or her senior year and be a major in the Mitchell College of Business. The student's senior year and the project must be completed by the student's graduation date. The student must have maintained his or her standing in the university honors program to be eligible to enroll in this course. The student will formally enroll in the course in his or her last full semester in school. The course may be counted in one or two ways: 1) as an additional course not counting towards the business degree, or 2) in special cases, as a major or business elective, to be decided by the committee. Pre-requisites: Completion of BUS 496, and the business core with the exception of MGT 485.
 
BUS 498 Mitchell Scholars Senior Project  
Applied business project and presentation prepared under the direction of the instructor in consultation with the student. This course will have irregular meetings scheduled by the instructor and will have both a classroom component and a project component. The student must have maintained his or her standing in the Mitchell Scholars program and be a senior to be eligible to enroll in this course. This class will be counted in one of three ways: 1) as a business elective, 2) as an additional course not counting towards the business degree, or 3) in special cases, as a major elective to be decided by the major department’s faculty. Pre-requisite: Completion of the business core with the exception of MGT 485.

 

BUS 604 Applied Statistical Analysis 3 cr
An examination of statistical concepts used for business research. Topics include: fundamentals of probability, sampling, statistical estimation, tests of hypothesis, analysis of variance, chi square analysis, and regression analysis. Emphasis is placed on the use of statistical techniques for business research applications.
 
BUS 609 Research Methodology 3 cr
This course focuses on the general concepts related to conducting academic research and the various research methods commonly used in business research quantitative and qualitative analysis.
 
BUS 614 Seminar in International Business 3 cr
This course provides students with exposure to management concepts and theories that form the basis of literature separate from other seminars in the doctoral program. Given that cultural, law and politics shape the different business environments around the world, it is unsurprising that different management concepts and theories are found in other places as well. This seminar introduces doctoral students to those elements of the international business environment that have an impact on management theory and practice on other business environments.
 
BUS 628 Regression Analysis 3 cr
A study of applications of regression analysis used in business research. Topics include: a review of basic regression concepts and applications, multiple regression, residual analysis, model building, regression limitations and assumptions, time series modeling and forecasting, and case studies using regression techniques.
 
BUS 630 Structural Equation Modeling 3 cr
The course provides students with a functional understanding of the path analysis theory and procedures of structural equation modeling . Students will learn to specify, estimate, and evaluate models using AMOS software.
 
BUS 699 Dissertation Research 3 cr
Independent research by the student under the sponsorship of the graduate faculty.
 
BUS 799 Dissertation Research 6 cr
Independent research by the student under the sponsorship of the graduate faculty. Pre-requisite: BUS 699 with grade of S.
 
 

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