BUSI Courses

  • BUSI 1301 - Business Principles

    This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and considerations for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in the legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life. (BUSI 1301 is included in the Business Field of Study.)

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

    1. Identify major business functions of accounting, finance, information systems, management, and marketing.
    2. Describe the relationships of social responsibility, ethics, and law in business.
    3. Explain forms of ownership, including their advantages and disadvantages.
    4. Identify and explain the domestic and international considerations for today’s business environment: social,
      economic, legal, ethical, technological, competitive, and international.
    5. Identify and explain the role and effect of government on business.
    6. Describe the importance and effects of ethical practices in business and be able to analyze business
      situations to identify ethical dilemmas and ethical lapses.
    7. Describe basic financial statements and show how they reflect the activity and financial condition of a
    8. Explain the banking and financial systems, including the securities markets, business financing, and basic
      concepts of accounting.
    9. Explain integrity, ethics, and social responsibility as they relate to leadership and management.
    10. Explain the nature and functions of management.
    11. Identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of information technology for businesses.


    Grade Basis: L
    Credit hours: 3.0
    Lecture hours: 3.0

  • BUSI 2305 - Business Statistics

    Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques for business and economic decision making.
    Topics include the collection, description, analysis, and summarization of data; probability;
    discrete and continuous random variables; the binomial and normal distributions; sampling
    distributions; tests of hypotheses; estimation and confidence intervals; linear regression; and
    correlation analysis. Statistical software is used to analyze data throughout the course. (BUSI
    2305 is included in the Business Field of Study.)

    Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

    1. Describe the random processes underlying statistical studies.
    2. Calculate and use probability in solving business problems.
    3. Compute descriptive statistics, construct graphs for data analysis, and interpret outcomes.
    4. Compute and interpret measures of central tendency and dispersion.
    5. Calculate expected values to evaluate multiple outcomes of a decision.
    6. Describe, interpret, and apply discrete and continuous probability distributions.
    7. Construct and interpret confidence intervals for means and proportions.
    8. Formulate, perform, and interpret hypotheses tests (one and two population parameters).
    9. Calculate, evaluate, and interpret simple linear correlation/regression.
    10. Use statistical software to graph, compute, and analyze statistical data.

    Grade Basis: L
    Credit hours: 3.0
    Lecture hours: 3.0
    Lab hours: 1.0