offers general education courses commonly taken in the first two years of college as well as professional development and continuing education courses.Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: understand the purpose of accounting, generally accepted accounting principles, ethical accounting and technology in accounting; interpret balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements, and understand how to prepare different financial statements and the auditing process; discover debits, credits, journal entries, the trial balance and how to determine a company's performance based on financial statement ratios; explain internal controls, safeguards and bank reconciliation; study accounts receivable, revenue recognition, the allowance method, notes receivable and disposing of receivables; define long-term operating assets, plant assets, the cost principle, acquisition of property, computing depreciation, natural resource assets and accounting for intangible assets; breakdown loans, equity investments, raising equity financing, corporations, stockholder's equity, common and preferred stock, accounting for stock and retained earnings; and distinguish the purpose and elements of financial statement analysis, standards for comparison, horizontal analysis, vertical analysis and financial ratio analysis.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: understand the basics of industrial labor and relations in the United States; explore the history and local, state, and national structure of unions and organized labor, including their organization and management strategies; recognize the regulation and deregulation in labor laws in the United States; list the theories and models behind union development and process certification and decertification; identify and describe collective bargaining; explore the concepts of contract administration and labor arbitration from a corporate perspective; and discover the differences in union formation and bargaining around the world.
Topics include: The Industrial Relations System; Union Structure, Organization and Management; American Labor History; American Labor Law in the Private Sector Before 1960; American Labor Law in the Private Sector After 1960; The Organizing Process; Collective Bargaining; Contract Administration; Labor Arbitration; The Public Sector; International Labor Relations.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: outline the history and appraise current state of the field of organizational behavior; compare and contrast how employees' attitudes affect an organization, including the impact of job satisfaction and absenteeism; categorize different types of diversity in the workplace and assess the effect diversity has on an organization; summarize the styles of communication used in different organizations; identify and distinguish the types of conflict and conflict resolution in the workplace; differentiate between the different types of organizations, including centralized and mechanistic; assess the effect of organizational culture on the workplace; evaluate factors that cause organizational change; and diagram and explain the process of career development.
Topics include: evolution of organizational behavior; personality and behavior in organizations; attitudes, perception and attribution in the workplace; employee motivation; individual decision making in organizations; workforce diversity; organizational communication in business; group and team dynamics; conflict in the workplace; management and leadership in organizational behavior; leadership styles in organizational behavior; organizational structure and design; job design; organizational culture; organizational change and organizational behavior; and career management.
S., court functions, civil versus criminal law, substantive law versus procedural law and what happens when a lawsuit begins; outline the basics and capacity of contracts including termination, types, contracts and issues with minors, third-part beneficiaries, and assignment and delegation of rights and duties; examine the Statute of Frauds; explain certainty of terms, rules of interpretation and construction, implied terms, the parole evidence rule, conditions and excused conditions; paraphrase types of breaches, anticipatory repudiation, remedies for breaches of contracts, defenses to enforcement of a contract, how a contract can be discharged and concepts related to torts; examine topics that include legal ethics, securities and antitrust law, trademarks, patents, copyrights and trade secrets; differentiate the rights of creditors, product liability, consumer and credit protection, privacy protection, and unfair competition; hypothesize how to create the agency relationship and liability of the principal and liability of the agent; and analyze how to create a partnership and corporation, the Uniform Commercial code, tax structure, and liability of corporations.
Topics include: History of American Law; Sources of Law; Constitutional Law; American Legal Systems; Legal Procedures; Contract Law Basics; Capacity in Contract Law; Contract Law and Third Party Beneficiaries; Contracts: Assignment and Delegation; Contracts: Statute of Frauds; Contracts: Scopes and Meanings; Contracts: Breach of Contract; Contracts: Discharge of Contracts; The Legal Environment; Securities and Antitrust Law; Property Law; Creditors’ Rights; Product Liability and Consumer Protection; Torts in Business Law; The Role of Agency in Business Law; Sales & the Law.Topics include: the dynamic business environment, practicing social responsibility and ethical behavior in business, economics and business, business in global markets, forms of business ownership, entrepreneurship and small business, managing and leading in business, leadership styles in business, organizational management, business production and operations, workplace productivity and motivation, basics of human resources, managing the employer-worker relationship, business marketing basics, product development and retailing, product distribution and supply chain management, pricing strategy in marketing, product promotion in business, MIS basics in business, implications of information technology, risk management in business, accounting basics, financial management in business, securities markets and business, and money and financial institutions.Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to compare and contrast the levels, roles, and functions of management; distinguish between modern theories of management, including quality management and systems management theory; break down quantitative management and the roles of branches such as operations management ; illustrate the types of planning and its function in management; model different types of organizations, including centralized and decentralized organizations; examine leadership and its role in organizations and the difference between a manager and a leader; analyze the role of motivation in the workplace and how managers affect motivation; illustrate the communication process and the role of organizational communication; analyze the decision making process and describe tools used to make informed decisions; outline the importance of business ethics in contemporary business; investigate controlling and its function in management; and relate the managerial functions in international organizations and characteristics of an international manager.Interpret financial ratios for companies, efficiency ratios, leverage ratios and issues with financial statement analysis.Major topics include: introduction to accounting; financial statements; mechanics of the accounting cycle; adjusting accounts and preparing financial statements; internal controls; merchandising operations and inventory; receivables; completing the operating cycle; long-term assets; current and long-term liabilities; reporting and analyzing equity; statement of cash flows; and financial statement analysis and interpretation.Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define and compare managerial accounting functions, processes and responsibilities; distinguish between cash management, auditing, and financial reporting methods; understand and define cost classifications and formulas, and calculate cost and profit analyses; evaluate cash flow, income statements, inventory and costing systems; describe the activity-based costing process; identify and distinguish between the components of budgets and standard cost evaluations; examine accounting reporting tools and reporting responsibilities; learn how to calculate, analyze and make decisions regarding costs, investments, budgeting, spending and cash flow; explain how financial statements, income statement, balance sheets and cash flow statements are prepared and used; and interpret and analyze various types of financial statements.