Bulletin--Business Discipline

BUSINESS


College of Business
(See Business Administration in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

See also Accounting, Business Analysis, Business Information and Computing Systems, Finance, Hospitality Management, International Business, Management, and Marketing.

Undergraduate Courses

120 Legal Environment of Business (3)

Prerequisite: ENG 214 recommended. Origin, development, and functions of the law and the legal environment with the objective of promoting a general understanding of legal reasoning. Framework within which the American and international judicial process takes place. Legal problems pertaining to contracts and related topics and the impact of law on economic enterprise. (Formerly ACCT 120.)

214 Second Year Written Composition: Business (3) [GE]

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Prerequisite: ENG 114. Alternate to ENG 214. Provides student with an understanding of the communication process in business organizations; continued training in composition introducing principles and mechanics of written communication through letters, memos, and essays. Ability to use typewriter preferred. ABC/NC grading.

314 Business Writing (3)

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Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent with grade of C- or better; a passing score on BUS 314 pretest within two years; and JEPET/ENG 414. Writing effective reports and memoranda that are appropriate to business situations by applying psychological, problem-solving, and organizational techniques which facilitate decision making and information flow.

320 Legal Aspects of Business Transactions (3)

Prerequisite: BUS 120. The rights, duties, and obligations arising out of common business events and transactions such as agency, employment, business organizations, ownership of property, and negotiable instruments. Emphasis on the uniform commercial code. (Formerly ACCT 320.)

355 Management Communication (3)

Prerequisite: SPCH 150 or equivalent. Advanced communication performance designed to develop skills for effective speeches in business and other organizational settings. Emphasis on student participation in preparation, focusing knowledge, presentation, and evaluation.

360 Business Communication (3)

Prerequisites: SPCH 150, BUS 214, JEPET or equivalents: all C or better. Written and oral communication including theory, business writing, oral reports, problem-solving, data analysis, use of visual aids in communication and ethical/legal issues as appropriate.

440 Ethics at Work II: Business (3) [GE]

Prerequisite: PHIL 440. Seminar in the applied use of ethical theory in the business enterprise from a variety of perspectives. Role of work, co-workers, superiors, and environment. Discussion and value development emphasized.

514 Elements of Business Writing (3)

Prerequisite: classified graduate standing in business. Designed for students who do not meet minimum written English proficiency. Integrated basic writing skills with principles of business writing and organizational communication. May not be used to meet master's degree GAP requirements. CR/NC grading only.

659 Introduction to International Business Negotiating (3)

Prerequisite: MGMT 405 or consent of instructor. Intercultural negotiating skills become more essential as business becomes more global and participative. Students learn through exercises involving various protagonists, organizational contexts, and situations. Experiential learning is reinforced by seminar discussions, readings, and research. (Also offered as IBUS 659.)

682 Seminar in the Environment of Business (3)

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Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in BUS 360, MGMT 405. Examines evolution of business and its interaction with the political, legal, social, and ethical environments. Focuses on effects of environment upon managing the business enterprise. Requires substantial student participation and verbal interaction. Plus-minus ABC/NC grading; CR/NC not allowed.

690 Seminar in Business Policy and Strategic Management (3)

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Prerequisites: a grade of C or better in BUS 682, BA 412, BICS 363, FIN 350, and MKTG 431. Capstone senior seminar in business policy and strategic management. Case studies provide background for organizational and functional problems. Special emphasis is placed on the international environment. Solutions (oral and written) include implementation and methods of quantifiable evaluation. Plus-minus ABC/NC grading; CR/NC not allowed. (Formerly offered as BUS 619.)

699 Special Projects in Business (1-3)

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Prerequisites: consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair. Intensive problem analysis under the direction of a business faculty member. Open only to upper division students who have demonstrated ability to do independent work.

Graduate Courses

771 Accounting for Nurse Managers (3)

Healthcare financial and management accounting and finance to assist nurses in using financial information to plan, control, make decisions, and measure financial position and results of operations.

781 Financial and Managerial Accounting (4)

F,S
Prerequisites: passing mathematics proficiency test or BA 510. Survey of financial and managerial accounting including relevant standards and concepts. Preparation of financial statements; uses of accounting information in planning, control, decision making; and measurement and reporting of financial position and income.

782 Computer Concepts and Programming (3)

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Prerequisite: BA 510 or equivalent. Introduction to computer systems for business applications. Topics include computer technology; micro-, mini-, and mainframe computer applications; computer programming; and information systems with emphasis on feasibility, human and organizational factors, and system evaluation.

783 Economics for Managers (3)

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Prerequisite: BA 510 or successful completion of mathematics proficiency test. Presentation of the macroeconomic and microeconomic environments within which business organizations operate. Applications of intermediate level economic theory to business operations and management decisions on a local, national, and multinational basis.

784 The Political, Social, and Legal Environment of Business (3)

The role and impact of business in society. Contemporary social, political, and legal issues which demonstrate the mutual impacts of economic and non-economic institutions both here and abroad.

785 Financial Management (2)

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Prerequisites: BUS 781, mathematics and statistics proficiency or BA 510 and 512. Using valuation as the theme, covers the conceptual, analytical, and institutional aspects of financial decision making. Specific topics include cash flow analysis, capital budgeting, capital structure, risk-analysis, and working capital management.

786 Operations Analysis (3)

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Prerequisites: BUS 782 and BA 512 or equivalent statistics literacy. Introduction to production management and control and related computer applications. Topics include production and distribution planning, inventory control, and demand forecasting. Quantitative analysis and computer applications.

787 Marketing Management and Multi-National Operations (3)

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Prerequisite: BUS 783. Marketing concepts, theories, techniques, and marketing environmental parameters, both domestic and international.

788 Management Principles and Organizational Behavior (3)

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Introduction to concepts in management, organization theory, and modern behavioral analysis as applied to conventional management problems in domestic and international environments.

856 Law and Commerce in Space (3)

Survey of domestic and international laws regulating business activities within the U.S., within two or more nations, and beyond all nations in outer space and ocean space.

859 International Business Negotiating (3)

Prerequisites: six units in SFSU graduate program. Intercultural negotiating skills become more essential as business becomes more global and participative. Students learn through exercises involving various protagonists, organizational contexts, and situations. Experiential learning is reinforced by seminar discussions, readings, and research. (Also offered as IBUS 859.)

890 Seminar in Strategic Management (3)

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Prerequisites: foundation courses, BICS 814, FIN 819, MGMT 842, MKTG 860. Restricted to classified business graduate students. Analysis of managerial policy and strategy formulation, communication and decision-making within the uncertainties and constraints of behavioral, social, and economic environment. Integrates the information, decisions, behavioral and quantitative theories and techniques of the functional areas of business operations.

895 Research Project in Business (3)

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Prerequisites: a minimum of twelve units at the 800 level which must include FIN 819, MGMT 842, and MKTG 860. Restricted to classified business graduate students. Research methodology and supervised research into topics and problems in business culminating in oral and written presentations. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be apprvoed by the Graduate Division before registration.

898 Master's Thesis (3)

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Prerequisites: a minimum of twelve units at the 800 level. Restricted to classified business graduate students. A thesis submitted as partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Master of Arts in Business. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

899 Special Study (1-3)

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Prerequisites: consent of instructor, adviser, and department chair. Intensive study of a particular problem under the direction of a member of the business faculty. Open only to graduate students of demonstrated ability to do independent work.


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