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Business Courses

BUS 113 (3-0-3)

Business Mathematics

This course emphasizes the concepts of mathematics as they apply to a wide-range of personal and commercial business problems. The topics covered include how to dissect and solve word problems; fractions, decimals; banking; percents and their applications; trade and cash discounts; payroll; simple interest; compound interest and present value; installment buying; depreciation; and inventory and overhead. 

BUS 118 (3-0-3)

Document Formatting

This course uses the touch method in teaching the alphabetic and numeric keys. Emphasis is on formatting, proofreading, and editing techniques using Microsoft Word. Topics include letters, memoranda, reports, and tables. Standard English composition skills are covered in the production of documents.

BUS 121 (3-0-3)

Business Law I

This course focuses on the nature and sources of law pertaining to the legal environment of business, contracts, and commercial transactions.

BUS 123 (3-0-3)

Business Law II

This course focuses on agency and employment law, business organizations, government regulation and property, and its protection. 
PR: BUS 121

BUS 127 (3-0-3)

Business Computer Applications

This course provides hands-on, comprehensive coverage of the concepts and techniques required to use Excel to express, analyze and solve business-related problems. Topics covered include analyzing data with charts and what-if analysis tools, creating pivot tables, managing large workbooks, using advanced sorting and filtering, creating templates, using lookup functions and building complex formulas.

BUS 135 (3-0-3)

Advanced Document Formatting

This course provides advanced document formatting using the functions of Microsoft Word. Word processing commands are applied on a variety of documents such as letters with mail merge, tables, and reports. The student will also be introduced to legal forms, graphic enhancements and meeting management. Proofreading, composition and other language arts skills are integrated and reinforced. 
PR: BUS 118

BUS 212 (3-0-3)

Business Communications

This course provides students with principles of effective communication in business, both written and oral. It focuses attention on the communication process including effective listening, writing and speaking. Topics include analysis of business letters, reports, and memos for organization of ideas, conciseness and clarity. The course also requires writing business letters, memos and messages for electronic media, writing business reports, and an oral presentation. Writing resumes and applying and interviewing for employment are also covered in this course.
PR/CR: ENG 123 F,S

BUS 223 (3-0-3)

Business Statistics

This course provides the student with the knowledge to gather, process and present statistical data, construct frequency charts, compute measures of central tendency and standard and quartile deviations. This latter knowledge is then applied to solving business problems in sampling, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, and trend analysis. 
PR: MAT 128 F,S

BUS 252 (3-0-3)

Business Plan Development

This award-winning course guides would-be entrepreneurs and existing businesses through the step-by-step process of starting, operating, and managing a business. Students receive training and guidance from successful business owners and advisors, learn about the core topics related to successfully starting and growing a business, work closely with other entrepreneurs, and expand their professional network. A complete business plan is developed and presented to a panel of judges in a competition sponsored by Sunmark Credit Union. Classes are held off-campus at the Capital Region Chamber’s location in Colonie, NY (just off of Wolf Road). Approval by the Division of Business, Criminal Justice and Law and the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce is required to enroll in this course.

BUS 253 (3-0-3)

Introduction Bank Sec Act/Money Laund

This course provides and introduction to the legal framework involving the Bank Secrecy Act and the role of banks in the United States in combating and preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. Topics include review and reporting requirements, assessing risks of services and entities, identification of suspicious activity and associated sanctions. Course material is contextualized in appropriate business entity legal frameworks and internal control structures. 
PR: BUS 121, ACC 240