Business Courses

BUS 110 Introduction to Business
Prerequisite: None

A survey course designed to give the student a general knowledge of the modern business world and a better basis for choosing concentrated business offerings.

BUS 111 Principles of Marketing
Prerequisite: None

In this course students explore the various fundamental principles of marketing, the marketing plan, and the marketing challenges associated with globalization; and how technology has reshaped traditional marketing concepts. 

BUS 141 Principles of Finance
Prerequisite: ACC 102 and BUS 110 ; minimum grade C

A broad introduction to the fundamentals of finance including banking and financial institutions, securities, markets, capital management, and the time value of money.

BUS 151 Fundamentals of Management

This course studies the principles of management which includes Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling. Students will explore: managing a diverse workforce, leadership skills, motivational concepts, team building, and the challenges faced by managers in today's global environment. 

BUS 165 Business Internship
Prerequisite: Must have at least 24 college-level credit hours, 12 hours of which must be in Business, Accounting or Economics. Twelve business hours must include BUS 110 (Intro to Business) and BUS 111 (Principles of Marketing). The minimum GPA for the required 12 hours is 2.5. Consent of instructor is required.

The internship provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an actual business organization. Students will be evaluated by their actual supervisors, conduct their own self-evaluation, apply classroom concepts on the job with a discussion of their results provided to their instructor, and keep a log of hours worked. Students are required to meet with their instructor on a periodic basis during the semester. 

BUS 171 Human Resource Management
Prerequisite: BUS 151 

This course will examine the functions of a human resources management as well as the challenges and opportunities facing human resource managers. This course will include the techniques of recruiting, selecting, transferring, promoting, classifying, and training workers. 

BUS 180 Survey Calculus
Prerequisite: A grade of ""C"" or better in MTH 160   , score into a math course with a course number higher than MTH 1500, or consent of instructor.

A study of the techniques of differential and integral calculus. The focus of the course is on functions and the applications of the calculus to the life, social, and managerial sciences, with particular emphasis on the latter. Trigonometry is not used.

BUS 181 Business Communications
Prerequisite: ENG 101 or ENG 114, minimum grade C

This course presents principles of communication that apply to the needs of today's business professionals.  The study of strategies and skills for effective writing and speaking in business organizations to include interpersonal skill development and conflict resolution while addressing the many business technical modes of communication delivery. This course includes hands-on simulations/experiences which allows student to build the real-world knowledge, skills and confidence needed in today's business world.

BUS 210 Basic Business Statistics
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ""C"" in MTH 080, MTH 094, or appropriate math placement score.

An introductory course dealing with the methods of collecting, organizing, presenting, and analyzing data related to business. The course deals with measures of central tendency and dispersion, elementary probability and probability distributions, statistical estimation and hypothesis testing, and linear correlation.

BUS 222 Small Business Management
Prerequisite: None

This course is designed for those who may want to start and operate their own business, as well as those who are already business owners, but wish to strengthen their entrepreneurial and management skills through development of a small business plan.  Upon completion of this course, students should be able to evaluate the opportunities and risks involved in the small business; apply the techniques involved in starting a new venture including the legal aspects and development of a business plan; and explain the techniques and principles of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the operating venture.

BUS 234 Legal Environment of Business
Prerequisite: ENG 101 

A study of those areas of  the law which affect business environments. Some key concepts explored include legal history, court systems, regulatory, environmental, and international law. Student will learn to ""brief"" case studies and its application to court decisions.

BUS 237 E-Marketing
Prerequisite: BUS 111 

This course is an overview in the methods businesses and organizations use e-commerce to present, network, sell, conduct consumer research, and interact with customers to increase results. Enhancements in product, price, place, and promotion will provide a framework for students to develop a project, or further study in an area of their choice.

BUS 241 Customer Relationship Management
Prerequisite: BUS 111 

This course examines the concept of Customer Relationship Management (CRM), its evolution, and implementation.  It will introduce critical concepts and methods such as customer value, identifying profitable customers, understanding their needs and wants, and building a bond with them by developing customer-centric products and services directed toward providing customer value. Students will be instructed on how to implement the CRM techniques using industry-standard software.

BUS 265 Business/Industry Management Internship
Prerequisite: BUS 165 and enrollment in Business Management Program and consent of instructor.

Actual work experience in a business or industry with periodic discussions of the problems involved in applying classroom principles to the job.

BUS 270 I.S.-Business
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.

BUS 280 Special Topics-Business
Prerequisite: None

Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.

BUS 290 Program Capstone-Business
Prerequisite: BUS 110, BUS 151, BUS 111, ACC 102  and ECO 101 or ECO 102 

The business capstone course will assess the student's success in the study of the body of course work in the program.  Students will demonstrate their knowledge of and application of the program's goals and competencies.  In the course, students will focus on business strategies, ethics, and problem-solving. Students will be required to produce an overview that demonstrates the outcome of their efforts in the course and participate in required exit testing.

BUS 291 Business & Industry Capstone

This course is designed to prepare students to make the transition from school to work and to provide students with the basic skills to manage their careers effectively.  The course focuses on how personality traits effect relationships with coworkers and manager, as well as overall career advancement. Topics covered include self-assessment, analysis of the job market, analyzing companies, the job hunting process, including resume presentation, techniques and job interviewing skills, the basics of networking, professional dress codes, and codes of ethics.  Students must be in their graduation semester.