Course Descriptions - Business
BUS106 Business of the Capital Region (3-0-3)
This course provides students with an overview of business and economic activity in the Capital Region of New York State. Topics include an overview of the Capital Region's economic history, geography, infrastructure, and recent business developments. Sources of information and analytical tools are introduced in the course for review of major business sectors in the Capital Region.
BUS113 Business Mathematics (3-0-3)
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.
BUS115 Basic Keyboarding (1-0-1)
The student will learn to key the alphabetic keys using the touch method. The student will learn the reaches to the numeric and symbol keys as well as basic formatting, proofreading, and editing techniques. The student will develop keyboarding speed and accuracy. A minimum of 20 net wpm is required. This course is offered in a time period shorter than a full semester. Additional laboratory hours are required. F, S
BUS118 Document Formatting (3-0-3)
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.
BUS121 Business Law I (3-0-3)
This course focuses on the nature and sources of law pertaining to the legal environment of business, contracts, and commercial transactions.
BUS123 Business Law II (3-0-3)
This course focuses on agency and employment law, business organizations, government regulation and property, and its protection.
PR: BUS 121
BUS135 Advanced Document Formatting (3-0-3)
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
BUS212 Business Communications (3-0-3)
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
BUS214 Disney Corp Bus Communic'ns (3-0-3)
The Disney Corporation Communication course describes how American companies communicate with key audiences, both internal and external to the corporation. Course introduces students to the communication function and how companies reach a variety of publics including customers, investors, employees, media, government agencies, and communities located in the proximity of the corporation. PR/CR: ENG 123
BUS215 Office Procedures (3-0-3)
This course provides instruction in a variety of tasks that an office worker may be expected to perform. Areas of instruction include career planning, document content, reprographics, mailing and shipping services, records management, telephoning, and other communication services.
BUS216 Office Procedures II (3-0-3)
This course teaches the student how to perform secretarial duties required in the office and how to handle office-related assignments. Specialized areas of instruction include supervision and leadership, report writing, planning and facilitating meetings, handling travel arrangements, and financial arrangements. Students are required to complete a project in which they apply this knowledge. Speed and accuracy in typing continue to be developed. Additional laboratory hours are required.
PR: BUS 119 and BUS 215 S
BUS223 Business Statistics (3-0-3)
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
BUS225 Machine Transcription (3-0-3)
The student will learn the techniques involved in operating a transcriber and will be introduced to language skills. The student will apply these skills in the transcribing of business correspondence into mailable form from dictated tapes. Additional laboratory hours are required.
PR: BUS 118
BUS238 Office Automation Concepts (3-0-3)
The student is introduced to the creation, production, revision, reproduction, distribution and storage stages of document processing. The student is also introduced to the equipment and terminology used in an automated office. S
BUS250 Business Co-Op 1 (3-0-3)
Cooperative education is a learning experience which integrates the student's academic field of study with work experience in business and industry. Co-op students receive college credit for structured, on-the-job learning experiences related to their academic field and completion of an orientation. Students work 240 hours at the workplace during a 15 week period.
PR: 2.5 GPA and Permission by Division
BUS251 Business Co-Op 2 (3-0-3)
This course is a continuation of the cooperation education experience. Cooperative education is a learning experience which integrates the student's academic field of study with work experience in business and industry. Co-op students receive college credit for structured, on-the-job learning experiences related to their academic field and completion of an orientation. Students work 240 hours at the workplace during a 15 week period.
PR: 2.5 GPA and Permission of Division, BUS 250
BUS252 Business Plan Development (3-0-3)
This course provides aspiring entrepreneurs personalized guidance from successful business owners and advisors on the critical knowledge and skills necessary to start and grow a business. Topics include establishing a vision and mission statement, financing, legal issues, market research, diversity in the workplace, business etiquette, branding, human resources, payroll, social media, and customer service. A mandatory business plan will be developed and presented to a panel of judges.
PR: MGT 242
BUS253 Intro Bank Sec Act/Money Laund (3-0-3)
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-295 CR, ACC-295
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