Course offerings listed below may vary from year to year based on course availability. For the most up-to-date courses, course requirements and descriptions, always refer to the current University Catalog. View the current Catalog here.

BUS 240 - Management & Organizational Behavior
3 Credits
This course focuses on the role of the manager in contemporary business and explores behavioral science concepts and research directed toward understanding human behavior and management within organizations.

BUS 250 - Legal Environment of Business
3 Credits
This course serves as an introduction to the American legal system, dispute reconciliation, and functions of the law. The emphasis is on understanding the functions of contracts in American business law. The course will examine the history and sources of American law, the legal systems and procedures, agency and employment, sales and other topics. Not open to students with credit in BUS 345.

BUS 301 - Conflict Resolution & Negotiation for Managers
3 Credits
This course will explore theories and models related to conflict resolution in management and interpersonal settings. Through role-playing activities students will practice and develop relevant skills and capabilities. The course will also explore theories related to developing the capacity and perspectives necessary to effectively negotiate under a variety of conditions.

BUS 343 - Human Resource Management
3 Credits
This course provides a broad understanding of the complex role of the human resource management function. Special emphasis is placed on demographic, professional and workforce trends that shape human resource management in contemporary business. 

Prerequisite: BUS 240, or BUS 305 for non-business majors, and junior or senior status. Not open to students with Credit in BUS 243.

RMI 350 - Life and Health Insurance
3 Credits
This is a study of the provisions, coverage, and regulation of life insurance and annuity contracts, and individual and group health insurance products. It covers Social Security, and the key challenges and features of disability income and long-term care. Students will examine these policies as part of
an overall plan to manage risk by individuals and businesses. Prerequisite: RMI 210. Not open to students with credit in IRM 350


BUS 373 - Managing the Diverse Workforce
3 Credits
Organizational leaders are now confronted with the challenge of how to effectively manage a workforce that is increasingly diverse. Implicit in this challenge is the recognition that qualified employees hail from a variety of cultural backgrounds or group identities. The expectation is that managers will have the interpersonal skills and abilities to successfully and positively interact with people who are different from themselves.

The purpose of this course is to examine how diversity affects interpersonal and intergroup interactions in organizations, to develop an understanding of what diversity means, and to explore contemporary organizational strategies for managing workplace diversity. This course partially fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement. 

Prerequisite: BUS 240, or BUS 305 for non-business majors, and junior or senior status.

BUS 443 - Recruitment and Staffing
3 Credits
This course focuses on the effective management of the movement of employees into and through organizations. In order to achieve a competitive advantage through human resources, organizations strive to attract, develop, and retain talent by matching them with compatible positions and assignments. This course examines concepts and administrative tools and practices used in staffing, planning, recruitment, selection, and performance management. It also discusses the legal issues related to recruitment and staffing. Prerequisite BUS 240.

BUS 444 - Talent Development
3 Credits

This course covers effective practices that support organizations in socialization, development, and retention of human resources. Theories and practices relevant to training and development are examined. Following the structure of the ADDIE model, the course introduces the concepts and methods used in needs assessment, training design, development and implementation, and evaluation. Prerequisite BUS 240


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