Managing Business and Organizations (BAS) - Fall 2020 Cohort

Tentative course schedule
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Fall 2020
BUSINESS
4045
Practical Marketing for Organizations
How to make sure the world knows what you want them to know about your organization. Economic, business, and social environments are considered in developing a marketing plan for product, place, price, promotion, and customer service. Prerequisite(s): ECON 1031
3 unit(s)
HUM
3121
Russia/Soviet Union
Interdisciplinary examination of the culture, history, geography, economy, political system, and society of Russia and the Soviet Union.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2021
BUSINESS
3070
Topics: Effective Business Practices
Selected topics in business and management. Examples could include leadership, negotiation, communication in a diverse workplace, global trade practices, etc. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major
3 unit(s)
COMM
1000
Oral Communication
Development of speaking and listening skills by studying the process and theory of communication and by applying communication principles to various speaking situations.
3 unit(s)

OR Elective

Summer 2021
BUSINESS
3035
Information Systems for Professionals
How to manage information as an organizational resource, beginning with an overview of the systems that produce information and help organizations use it effectively. Topics include storing, organizing, analyzing, securing, and protecting information for an array of business processes. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major.
3 unit(s)
COMM
3155
Business and Professional Oral Communication
Exploration of theories and experiences in business and professional dyadic, small group, and public communication situations, with emphasis on developing individual communication skills and professionalism. Prerequisite(s): COMM 1000 and ENGLISH 1005 or ENGLISH 2015 or ENGLISH 2120 or the Cornerstone equivalent for both courses (UNIV 1000 and UNIV 1010).
3 unit(s)
Fall 2021
BUSINESS
3050
The Art of Managing People at Work
This course focuses on the recruitment, retention and development of an organization's most important resource...its people. Discussion and readings will cover what distinguishes top talent from mediocre or average talent and what makes an organization an employer of choice. Leadership, conflict management and negotiations along with other important management differentiators will be covered.
3 unit(s)
ECON
1031
Introduction to Economics
Overview of economics, including how a market system functions and how national income, output, and employment are determined. Primary focus (though not exclusively) on U.S. economy.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2022
BUSINESS
3065
Entrepreneurship and Opportunity
How to implement lean start-up methodology. Emphasis on customer discovery and marketplace feedback to determine real pain points and unmet needs of customers before launch. Entrepreneurial best practices are covered in preparation for entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial endeavors. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)
3 unit(s)
ENGLISH
3770
Technical Writing in Applied Sciences
Focus on document composition and design to make technical information useful and to aid collaborative, technical decision-making. Includes topics such as rhetorical analysis, user-centered design, usability studies, technical documentation ethics, and/or technology-aided delivery for instruction and presentation. Prerequisite(s): ENGLISH 1005 (620:005); junior standing.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2022
BUSINESS
3030
Accounting Concepts
How to keep track of an organization's financial resources. Students will learn about accounting procedures and practice the skills involved in financial and managerial accounting. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)
3 unit(s)
RELS
1020
Religions of the World
Living religions with emphasis on texts, beliefs, tradition, values, and practices.
3 unit(s)
Fall 2022
BUSINESS
3025
Business Analysis Techniques
How to make good decisions for an organization using quantitative and qualitative methods. Topics include probability, decision theory, critical thinking, marginal analysis, inventory and project management, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distribution theory, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and linear regressions. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)
3 unit(s)
ANTH
1001
Human Origins
Introduction to physical anthropology and archaeology with emphases on evolutionary theory, variation and adaptation, primatology, paleoanthropology, animal and plant domestication, and the rise to early civilization.
3 unit(s)
Spring 2023
BUSINESS
4040
Applied Business Finance
How to manage an organization's financial resources. Emphasis is on analyzing financial statements, time value of money, management of cash flow, risk and return, and valuation. Prerequisite(s): ECON 1031 (920:024) (or ECON 1041 (920:053) and ECON 1051 (920:054)); BUS 3025; BUS 3030; admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)
3 unit(s)
CAP
3131
Analysis of Social Issues
Critical thinking skills applied to rhetoric about issues confronting society. How to use philosophy, logic, social science and natural science to critique arguments and engage in meaningful discourse. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)

OR

CAP
3121
Creativity and the Evolution of Culture
Explores creativity from a Systems Perspective - as achievement resulting from a confluence of the Individual, the Domain, and the Field. Investigates creativity's role in the advance of culture; provides student opportunities to enhance personal creativity. Prerequisite(s): junior standing.
3 unit(s)
Summer 2023
BUSINESS
3070
Topics: Effective Business Practices
Selected topics in business and management. Examples could include leadership, negotiation, communication in a diverse workplace, global trade practices, etc. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major
3 unit(s)
XXX
0000
Elective
Elective to be determined.
3 unit(s)
Fall 2023
BUSINESS
3060
Law, Society, and Business
Develop broader understanding of the role organizations play in society -- locally, nationally, and globally. Ethics, law, technology, and ecology are some of the elements that combine to make this a crucial and constantly changing challenge for organizations. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)
3 unit(s)
PSYCH
3304
Organizational Psychology
Work motivation, job satisfaction, work group influences, and the structure of work; explores the most influential theories in the field and the most widely-used applications of theories. Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 1001 (400:001); junior standing. (Fall and Spring)
3 unit(s)

OR Elective

BAS students are permitted to transfer in courses equivalent to Categories 1A (writing), 1B (speaking), and 1C (math). No other classes can be applied to fulfill the Liberal Arts Core portion of the BAS degree. 

Students who have not taken a course equivalent for Categories 1A, 1B, and 1C must satisfy these categories prior to graduating from UNI with a BAS degree.