Business Management Curriculum

Business Management Curriculum


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Business Management

Spring 2018 Suggested Course List

Business Management

Spring 2018 Suggested Course List

Business Management

Spring 2018 Suggested Course List

Business Management

Spring 2018 Suggested Course List

Business Management - General Emphasis

2018-19 Curriculum Checklist

Business Management - General Emphasis

2017-18 Curriculum Checklist

Business Management - Marketing Emphasis

2018-19 Curriculum Checklist

Business Management - Marketing Emphasis

2017-18 Curriculum Checklist

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List

Summer 2018 Tentative Class Offerings

Note: This is a combined list of all Summer 2018 offerings. Please make sure you are selecting a course that is needed for your program. Suggested Course List


Required Program Courses

10101101
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UGRD
| 4 CR
Complete accounting cycle, special journals, payroll tax principles, special procedures, and financial statements. Accounting applications through practice set approach.
10103125
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UGRD
| 1 CR
This course introduces the basics of Microsoft Outlook. Participants will use e-mail, calendar, files, and other features to effectively manage business and personal information.
10103146
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Students will learn word processing using MS Word. Credit A activities will include creating, editing, saving, formatting, printing, and other basic MS Word features.
10103151
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UGRD
| 1 CR
Students will learn to use MS Excel. Credit A activities will include creating, editing, saving, formatting, printing, performing calculations, and enhancing worksheets through charts.
10104102
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course focuses on the marketing process as it relates to the operation of a business enterprise. The intent is to provide students with an understanding of how the marketing function fits within the overall structure of the organization. Special attention is given to the role and significance of evaluating customer needs, pricing, distribution, and promotion of products and services.
10104180
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UGRD
| 2 CR
This course will allow the student to analyze what specific occupational field(s) they are best suited for. Included will be an in-depth self-analysis, simulated job application and interviews, a career research report, and work-based experience(s). PREREQUISITE: Minimum of 36 credits of program coursework must be completed prior to enrolling in this course.
10105100
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This is an introductory course designed to develop an understanding of the activities, functions, and principles of business enterprises. The course helps to gain insight into the responsibilities and challenges of operating a business. Emphasis is on the interaction of the various functions required to operate businesses of all sizes. Specifically, the areas of business trends, ownership models, leadership, human resources, marketing, information management, and finance will be explored.
10105125
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Business Law provides the student with a working knowledge of the legal system, business ethics, and essentials of contracts. Students gain knowledge in logical and analytical thinking, and are encouraged to challenge legal issues and defend their point of view.
10114107
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UGRD
| 3 CR
The Principles of Finance course concentrates its study on the financial management of business. Students analyze profitability, cash flow, long-term investment decisions, long-term financing decisions, short-term working capital management, mergers, acquisitions, and business failure.
10104191
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course equips learners to selectively hire, train, manage, and measure customer service providers as well as strategies to recover from difficult service situations. Topics include telephone/online etiquette, active listening and problem solving. Best practices in handling complaints, controlling stress and managing customer expectations will be explored. An examination of internal systems and policies that impact service to include customer relationship management software will be explored. This course is designed to help managers and supervisors of customer service representatives to increase customer satisfaction, loyalty and profitability.
10196191
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UGRD
| 3 CR
In Supervision, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to perform the functions of a frontline leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of strategies and transition to a contemporary supervisory role including day-to-day operations, analysis, delegation, controlling, staffing, leadership, problem solving, team skills, motivation, and training.

Required General Studies Courses

10804123
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course integrates algebraic concepts, proportions, percents, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and basic statistics with business/consumer scenarios. It also applies math concepts to the purchasing/buying and selling processes. PREREQUISITE: Established score on placement assessment or 10834109 Pre-Algebra.
10809195
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UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10801198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Explores the fundamentals of effective oral presentation to small and large groups. Topic selection, audience analysis, methods of organization, research, structuring evidence and support, delivery techniques, and other essential elements of speaking successfully, including the listening process, form the basis of the course.
10801196
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication, and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities, and other projects.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10809198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors, and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social, and vocational settings.
10809188
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Developmental Psychology is the study of human development throughout the lifespan. This course explores developmental theory and research with an emphasis on the interactive nature of the biological, cognitive, and psychosocial changes that affect the individual from conception to death. Application activities and critical thinking skills will enable students to gain an increased knowledge and understanding of themselves and others.

Select One Emphasis Area

Choose which track you want to pursue based on your goals. 

Emphasis One: Business Management - General

10101174
|
UGRD
| 2 CR
Students will learn the QuickBooks accounting software by performing tasks that involve the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, inventory, payroll, and financial statements. Students will be responsible for finding and correcting errors in the QuickBooks program. PREREQUISITE: 10101101 Financial Accounting 1 or 10101176 Financial Accounting 1A.
10103106
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
A complete presentation graphics course that allows you to produce professional-looking presentations. It gives you the flexibility to make informal presentations using overhead transparencies, electronic presentations, formal presentations using 35mm slides, or virtual presentations. Additionally, you can create paper printouts, outlines, speaker notes, and audience handouts.
10103152
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
Students will learn to use MS Excel. Credit B activities will include using advanced features of formulas, object linking and embedding, multiple worksheets, 3-D references, macro basics and database basics. COREQUISITE: 10103151 MS Excel A.
10103162
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
Learners create, edit, sort, and query a database. They also learn how to create and print basic forms and reports.
10145101
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course is designed to develop the planning, organizing, financing, and management functions needed to start a small business. Included are research methods and identification of the resources to create, develop, and implement solutions to problems. Students will also develop appropriate strategies to initiate or maintain a small business.
10196157
|
UGRD
| 1 CR
Analyze current business strategy, recognize trends, develop vision and mission statements, identify benchmarks, measure business against benchmarks, recommend future directions.
10196188
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
In Project Management, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to design, implement, and evaluate formal projects. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the role of project management, developing a project proposal, use of relevant software, working with project teams, sequencing tasks, charting progress, dealing with variations, budgets and resources, implementation, and assessment.

CHOOSE 1 OF THE 2 FOLLOWING COURSES:

10116100
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
In Human Resource Management, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to effectively value and apply employees' abilities and needs to organization goals. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the supervisor's role in contemporary human resources management, impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance management, employee counseling and development, and effective use of compensation and benefit strategies. It is recommended that the learner have experience using a PC/MAC, using the MS Windows operating systems and software suite, browsing Web pages, downloading files, using e-mail, and exchanging files prior to enrolling in this course.
10104198
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Introduces the functions of Human Resource Management in the legal and social context of today's dynamic business environment. Topics include human resource development, employee selection, performance, appraisal, compensation, training, labor relations, affirmative action, and career management.

Emphasis Two: Business Management - Marketing

10104104
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This introductory course is designed to acquaint the student with the principles of selling and applications to the marketing of goods and services. Special emphasis is given to developing the selling process. Included are customer relations, sales psychology, steps to successful presentation, closing techniques, and sales motivation.
10104189
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course follows social media’s transformation of advertising from a mass medium to one-to-one communication with immediate feedback. Social media’s use for public relations and advertising as well as how to create and deploy a social media campaign will be the main focus of the course. The history and development of social media platforms will be examined as well as today’s ethical and legal implications of social media efforts.
10104125
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
Multi-Media Marketing provides an overview of advertising and public relations efforts in today’s business environment. The course will explore what is done in advertising and the reasons why. Public relations activities and their effectiveness will be discussed using real-world examples. Additional topics of study include the social and economic aspects of promotion.PREREQUISITE: 10104102 Marketing Principles.
10104148
|
UGRD
| 3 CR
This course examines the elements of operating as part of an effective sales team. As sales is a key component of organizational success, best practices from the industry will be explored. Additional topics include sales team structure, use of technology and issues in compensating and retaining salespeople.

Electives

A three-credit elective is required for this program. 

Total: 60 Credits


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Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Sara Eckstein

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800.243.9482 ext. 5220

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Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

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800.243.9482 ext. 3195

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New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Superior Admissions Contact

Cindy Miller

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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