A general overview (survey) of business dealing with concepts, principles and practices in economics, accounting, marketing, management, finance, and information technology. Business Department majors CANNOT use either BBG*E101 or BES*E118 as a business elective in order to satisfy graduation requirements. A computer lab account, or a personal computer with Internet access, will be required.
An introduction to personal financial planning. The course includes setting financial goals, implementing plans to achieve those goals, and measuring financial health. The course will also include the personal financial planning process, time value of money, tax planning and strategies, asset management, insurances, investments, retirement planning, and estate planning. This course is valuable to all students and is not limited to business students. Outside expert practitioners will be invited to cover their particular area of expertise.
This survey course examines the principles and foundations of sport management and the variety of business functions within the various sectors of the sports industry. The course will focus on the application of business disciplines to the birth, organization and management of sport enterprises, ranging from sports teams to athletic arenas, health clubs to rehabilitation facilities, officiating, sports recreation services, and more. Past and future trends, issues and opportunities in the broad sports industry will be covered.
A study of the basic concepts and applications of the communication process, especially as they relate to business situations and behavior. Emphasis is on strengthening abilities in listening, thinking, speaking, writing, and communicating non-verbally. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab.
A survey course designed to analyze international trade data and identify major trading groups, their predominant trading partners, their economic status, categories of products traded, and to describe the importance of social, cultural, economic, political, religious, and legal environments in international trade. The course will focus on the importance of globalization within the scope of worldwide trade, including both trade agreements and trade issues among various trading blocks/countries. Substantial lab time will be required in the computer lab.
An examination of fundamental legal principles and their application to business transactions. A brief survey of the sources, functions and objectives of our law, together with a capsule presentation of the Federal and Connecticut court systems and procedure. Criminal law and torts law precedes a detailed study of the law of contracts and sales including the relevant sections of the Uniform Commercial Code.
A continuation of BBG* E231, emphasizing the law of agency, partnership and corporations, followed by an analysis of personal property, real property and security law.
A study of business from a personal and social perspective. The course concentrates on assessing how business affects our individual lives, and what role business and its values play in our society as a whole. Ethical issues in business theory and practice will be analyzed including such topics as morality, quality of life, codes of ethics, obligations to stakeholders, rewards and responsibilities, whistle-blowing, company loyalty, attitudes toward work, the values of capitalism, and attitudes toward people living and working around us in society.
Import/Export: How to Take Your Business Across Borders - this course will be for managers of firms, students, and entrepreneurs who see opportunity in the expanding global marketplace. Therefore, international trade cannot be a static process, and businesses that make products and attempt to sell them across borders must constantly adjust. It provides the transaction mechanism of importing and exporting and helps learners gain an appreciation of the total process and how it fits into import/export regulations and documentation.
This course emphasizes the aspects of research gathering, structured writing, and organizing written reports and oral presentations applicable to business and industry. Students will demonstrate the processes and procedures required for the business technical writing in the fields of science, technology, and business.
Consists of paid employment with a cooperating business concern previously approved of by the College. Employment will be limited to a minimum of fifteen hours and a maximum of twenty hours per week. The student's employment will be in the area of his/her business major.
Note: Students intending to register for this course must have the prior approval of the Chairperson of the Business Department.
Students will have an opportunity to pursue with greater depth a subject area of particular individual interest. All independent projects must be arranged in the semester prior to registration with advanced departmental approval and with the supervision of one of the full-time Business faculty.