Course Catalog

Management Course Descriptions

BUS 322 - HR Management is required, then choose 15 credits from the following classes.

BUS 322 Human Resource Management

3 Hours

This course applies basic principles of psychology, sociology and human relations to personnel management functions, including job design, labor requirements, recruiting, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, safety and health, and labor relations. Prerequisite: BUS 220.

BUS 315 Leadership & Communication

3 Hours

Students will study principles and examples of leadership, with special emphasis on servant leadership and developing the communication skills essential to effective leadership.

BUS 320 Supervisory Management

3 Hours

Many organizational trends today: downsizing, cost cutting, employee empowerment, flexible hours and diversity issues are all impacting the way supervisors deal with employees in the workplace. Students will understand all of these concepts and working through people to maximize productivity while maintaining a positive work environment. Prerequisite: BUS220

BUS 321 Organizational Behavior

3 Hours

Refer to SOC 321.

BUS 330 Readings in Management

3 Hours

This course focuses on understanding the management concepts and marketing concepts taught in the Principles of Management and or Supervisory Management courses as well as Marketing and Leadership. The student will use critical thinking skills and focus is on terms that were learned in the classes listed above. Prerequisite BUS220

BUS 355 Cost Accounting

3 Hours

Students will study principles of cost accounting, planning, control and analysis.This course includes job order and process costing. Prerequisite: BUS 152.

BUS 366 Employment Law

3 Hours

This course reviews legal principles that apply to various aspects of human resource management.

BUS 374 Retail Management

3 Hours

This course is a comprehensive study of retail management, with an emphasis on small business. Prerequisite: BUS 371 or consent of instructor.

BUS 377 Consumer Behavior

3 Hours

This course develops awareness of various aspects of consumer motivation and behavior. It provides an understanding of influences of business and environment and ways each affects consumer purchase decisions. Prerequisite: BUS371

BUS 383 Contemporary Issues in Business

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to selected issues in business management. It includes review of basic concepts and tools such as in project management.

BUS 384 International Business

3 Hours

Introduction to key international aspects of business management. Includes consideration of the global nature of business, cross-cultural issues faced by business, and key resources and issues related to effectively managing the international aspects of business.

BUS 450 Business Internship

4 Hours

Students will gain advanced fieldworkexperience. It may be part time or full time,but involves work at the managerial level.Prerequisites: Business Core and consent ofInstructor.

BUS 471 Marketing Management

3 Hours

Students will learn to identify and explain important concepts of marketing management and apply them to practical situations. Students will become acquainted with the roles, responsibilities, and tools of the marketing manager. Students also will become familiar with developing marketing plans and planning and executing marketing strategies. Prerequisite BUS371

COM 365 Interviewing

3 Hours

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of interviewing. Students research and develop interview instruments, conduct interviews, and examine the ethics of interviewing. Assignments include information, employment and persuasive interviews.

ENG 215 Business and Technical Writing

3 Hours

Introduces students to professional expectations for written communication in the workplace and on the web. Students will develop an understanding of purpose and audience while writing and revising a variety of goal-oriented projects. In preparation for a research project, students will develop a variety of texts, including memos, letters, analytical reports, presentation and proposals. Prerequisite ENG111

SOC 312 Methods of Social Research

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to theresearch process as applied to social andpsychological subjects. Students will studyproblem formulation, research design,instrument design, project administration,data analysis and interpretation, reportwriting and issues in research. A researchproject is required. Students interested inobtaining a social work license in SouthDakota or graduate study in sociology needthis course.

ECO 336 Economics of Development

3 Hours

Students will study objectives, theories and problems of development at the international, state and local levels.

ECO 338 Managerial Economics

3 Hours

Application of economic concepts, principles and tools to the analysis of a variety of management problems. Pre-requisites: ECO232

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