Course Descriptions


Business (BUS) Courses

BUS 110 Business Ethics (3-0) 3 credits

This course is a study of the moral issues which arise in the context of the business world. Students in this course will learn the philosophical foundations of ethical decision making. They will explore corporate social responsibility both locally and globally, conflicts of interest, environmental concerns, discrimination and the ethical treatment of employees in the workplace.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 113 College Keyboarding I (4-0) 3 credits

This course integrates the microcomputer; the leading-edge technology, Windows®; and primary word processing application software to develop keyboarding skills. Students learn the alphabetic, numeric and symbol characters, and the keypad by the “touch” method. Also included is formatting and editing of simple business/personal correspondence, reports, term papers, and tables. The desired speed at the end of the course for the Administrative Professional major is 30 words per minute and 20 words per minute for all other majors.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 114 College Keyboarding II (4-0) 3 credits

This course integrates the microcomputer, the leading-edge technology Windows®; and primary application software to refine keyboarding skills. Emphasis is also placed on formatting and the development of speed and accuracy in preparing advanced business correspondences, reports, tabulations, and other business documents. The desired speed at the end of the semester is 45 words per minute. Note: Students are required to have basic keyboarding knowledge and the ability to format basic documents, if not students must take BUS 113 College Keyboarding I.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 115 Computer Law and Policy (3) 3 credits

This course provides fundamental information needed to have a basic understanding of issues in cyberlaw such as intellectual property, ethics, security, privacy, content control, computer crime, and e-commerce, among other topics.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 116 Word for Business Applications (3-0) 2 credits

Students will learn the theories and effective and efficient applications of documents for business or home use. Students will learn to edit, format, and store documents. This course also introduces additional word processing functions including mail merge, sorting, document management, charts, and macros. Note: Students are required to have basic keyboarding knowledge and the ability to format simple documents, if not students should take BUS 113 College Keyboarding I.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 120 Introduction to Business (3-0) 3 credits

Introduction to such business factors as ownership, careers, economic systems, competition, organizational structures, management, production, marketing, finance, business ethics, and current topics. This course is also designed as a first year seminar for students entering the AS and AAS Business Administration programs. This course prepares students to take higher level business courses, or serve as a general survey course for non-business students.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 122 Video Advertising (3-0) 3 credits

This course is a workshop in planning, writing, producing, videotaping and editing video advertisements for television and the web. Students will receive experience in writing, production techniques (shooting and editing) and the evaluation of video ads. (Also listed as COM 122)  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 123 Business Communications (3-0) 3 credits

This class is designed for a student entering any part of the business world, where good communications skills are essential. It is a comprehensive introduction to theory and practice of basic business communication skills. Emphasis is placed on the process of communication and on typical forms of business communication, such as business reports, different types of business messages, including electronic messages, and employment communication. Prerequisite: ENG 101.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 124 Organizational Behavior (3-0) 3 credits

Organizational Behavior is an introductory business course that will provide information to the student about individuals, groups, organizational structure, and function. Topics to be studied include: Interpersonal Communications, Decision Making, Human Perception, Dynamics of Groups, Human Needs and Motivation, Concept of Organization, Leadership, Moral and the Quality of Work Life with attention to ethical consideration.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 126 Introduction to Sports Studies (3-0) 3 credits

This course is designed to provide an introduction to sport management and an overview of the role and scope of sport events, sport management and sport marketing as they contribute to the planning and development of a sport business or tourism destination. The student will study the components of management as applied to sport enterprises, as well as the historical, psychological and sociological foundations of sport. The student will understand the components of sport management, event logistics, sponsorship, hospitality, use of volunteers, and licensing agreements. The student will be exposed to various sports and sports tourism careers.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 131 Personal Money Management (3-0) 3 credits

This course deals with management of personal finances over the life cycle of the individual consumer. Topics covered include establishment of personal financial objectives, budgeting, use of credit, property, liability and life insurance, major purchases such as housing, transportation and education; taxes, savings, investments, and retirement and estate planning.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 142 Professional Selling (3-0) 3 credits

This course is a study of the fundamentals of professional selling as a prerequisite to success in retailing and business occupations. Emphasis is placed on acquiring effective communication skills, self-confidence, and basic selling techniques through practical demonstration, on-site observation, and practice in retail settings. The importance of product knowledge, customer buying motivations, and the role played by the salesperson in the store’s total image are examined.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 146 Retail Business Management (3-0) 3 credits

This course is an introduction to contemporary retailing as a service industry and profitable operation. A study is made of each of the five major organizational functions: merchandising, personnel, finance, operations, and promotion, with emphasis placed on career opportunities in each division.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 147 Small Business Management (3-0) 3 credits

A management approach to the study of contemporary small business practices. Students evaluate alternatives to be considered in forming policies regarding organizational structure, location, financial and legal requirements, merchandising and service standards, personnel considerations, methods of operation, promotional strategy, inventory control and accounting procedures. This course will serve as preparation for the establishment and operation of a small retail business.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 200 Office Management (3-0) 3 credits

This course is a comprehensive overview of the administration of the modern office in the public and private sector. The application of management principles to office operations will be covered. The course provides practical information about human relations, office technology, and management process.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 203 Public Relations (3-0) 3 credits

This survey course in Public Relations introduces students to the field of public relations. It will describe the responsibility and roles of the public relations professional in private and public companies. Prerequisites: ENG 101. (Also listed as COM 203)  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 212 MS Excel for Business Applications (3-0) 3 credits

This course offers students the opportunity to master the advanced functionality of Microsoft Excel, and to apply those skills to genuine business applications such as financial modeling, reporting, and the automation of accounting and financial tasks. Although the basic functions of Excel will be covered, areas of focus include graphs and charts, the use of advanced financial functions and analytical tools, reporting templates, linking of worksheets and workbooks, importing and manipulating data, macros (automation of tasks), auditing tools, and other features especially useful to the financial or accounting professional. Prerequisites: Placement into Math Level 1 or MAT 110. (Also listed as CSC 212)  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 217 Information Management (2-0) 1 credit

This is an information management course in which students learn tools for e-mailing, managing e-mails and contact lists, organizing schedules, and maintaining a calendar. Outlook and a web-based system are utilized  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 218 Desktop Publishing (4-0) 3 credits

This course provides hands-on training in word processing and presentation application software to learn desktop publishing techniques. Students build on their knowledge developed in BUS 116 Word for Business Applications to create professional-looking documents including flyers, brochures, and newsletters. Prerequisite: BUS 116.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 219 Computerized Business Applications (4-0) 3 credits

This course provides comprehensive, hands-on training of Excel and Access. Students will also learn the integration of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 220 Principles of Supervision (3-0) 3 credits

Practical application of planning, organizing meetings and committees, communicating with subordinates and supervisors, employee orientation training and appraisal, the supervisor and labor relations, problem solving, decision making, and management of time.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 221 Principles of Management (3-0) 3 credits

The basic purpose of this course is to provide an understanding and appreciation of the part management plays in the successful operation of a business. The evolution of management practices is explored along with present applications in order to maintain effective coordination and control. This course is targeted towards anyone interested in learning about basic management skills; either professionals or current students. It will prepare the student for future or current management positions. The course also serves as a requirement in the AAS Business Administration program.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 222 Marketing (3-0) 3 credits

This course is a comprehensive introduction to procedures and practices involved in marketing, including marketing, including marketing cooperation with all other business functions and disciplines. Students in all business-related majors will focus on how present-day marketing trends are used to meet the needs and wants of customers/consumers. Concepts covered will include product research, development and package; pricing; sales, advertising and sales promotion; distribution and transportation; wholesalers and retailers; marketing research.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 224 Human Resource Management (3-0) 3 credits

A detailed study of personnel practices as they relate to the behavioral science concept of the management of human resources. Topics considered are recruitment, selection and training, motivation, job analysis, salary and wages, and performance appraisal.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 227 Business Law (3-0) 3 credits

A study of legal principles applied to business transactions. Topics covered include: the origins of legal rights, ethics, court systems and procedures, constitutional authority, and contract law, agency and Torts.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 229 Advertising (3-0) 3 credits

Examines advertising as an important component in managerial marketing. Emphasis is placed on objectives, media study, strategic planning, budget considerations, control, and the measurement of advertising effectiveness. The role of advertising agencies and departments are examined.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 231 Sports Marketing (3-0) 3 credits

This course is designed to provide an in-depth study of the general principles of sports marketing. Students will study services marketing theory. The student will be exposed to the relationship between sports marketing, the success of sporting events, and the economic development for a destination. The student will study the effects sports marketing has upon the creation and development of sports facilities and venues. The student will study the role and impact of sports marketing intermediaries. The course emphasis will be focused upon public relations, sponsorship development, media relations, and various promotional techniques as they apply to professional, amateur, and youth sporting events. There will be opportunities for the student to apply sports marketing theory utilizing case studies. Prerequisite: BUS 126.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 235 International Business (3-0) 3 credits

This course is designed to provide an introduction to international business. The student will learn about the role and importance of international business and the importance of global linkages. Students will recognize that today’s market is a global one – everyone is affected by international business. Specific topics will include: globalization. Country differences, geography, cross-border trade and investment, the global money system, and competition in a global marketplace. Business foreign language tapes will be used, covering common business phrases. A group project will be required. Prerequisites: BUS 120; ECO 100 or ECO 210.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 236 Special Topics in Business (3-0) 3 credits

This course is designed to treat a selected topic associated with the marketing field. Course content and instructor vary from semester to semester. Topics may include: Customer Service, Consumer Behavior, Human Relations, Credit Management, and Visual Merchandising.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 240 Dynamics of Leadership (3-0) 3 credits

This course is a management course wrapped in a voyage of self-discovery. Through the study of proven leadership theories and their practical applications, the student will: develop their own leadership style, focus their values and beliefs, develop their communication and interpersonal skills, enhance their decision making and problem solving abilities and awaken the leader within. Students will be encouraged to embrace and develop a leadership style best suited to their individual personality, attributes and temperament.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 241 Project Management (3-0) 3 credits

This is an information management course in which students learn tools for e-mailing, managing e-mails and contact lists, organizing schedules, and maintaining a calendar. Outlook and a web-based system are utilized.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 245 Administrative Professional Internship 3 credits

The internship is a capstone course for Administrative Professional students to gain experience in their major area of study in a professional office environment. Students will apply their classroom knowledge and skills to various tasks while strengthening and expanding this knowledge through practical, first-hand experience. Students must complete a minimum of 135 hours of intern work at the site. During the semester, the student must attend the three internship seminars. Prerequisite: A minimum of 30 credit hours completed with an overall 2.0 grade point average.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 246 Administrative Procedures and Theory (3-1) 3 credits

This course provides preparation for the administrative business office. This course includes techniques and topics such as the work environment, communication skills, computer hardware and software, records management, ethics, business documents, mail handling, office machines, telework, telecommunications, time management, business presentations, travel arrangements, meetings and conferences, telephone efficiency, leadership skills, and planning your career path.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 250 Business Internship Program 3 credits

The internship course allows the student to gain supervised practical experience working in a setting related to the student’s area of Business interest. The course provides students with an on-the-job experience consisting of a minimum of 135 hours of supervised activity at an appropriate business firm, institution or agency. This work experience, along with the academic program, will enrich the theoretical concepts developed in the classroom and enable the student to prepare for entrance into a competitive work environment. There is an additional in-class component for students to share their experience and discuss lessons learned. Prerequisite: Completion of 30 credit hours toward a degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 or permission of instructor. Based upon faculty recommendation, this course may be taken twice for credit.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF


BUS 265 A.S. Business Administration Capstone (1) 1 credit

This course is to serve as a capstone for students only in the AS Business Administration degree program. Because of the nature of the program, students are expected to have researched what four-year college or university they plan to attend, along with a specific major within the business field. Students are to articulate this information along with what they learned here at FLCC, and how that will apply at their destination. In addition, students are to prepare documents for internship(s) at their four year school. This will ensure that the student is market ready for advanced courses. 13 credits of ACC/BUS courses, 45 program credits completed, and minimum 2.0 GPA.  View Course Syllabus Adobe Acrobat, PDF