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Introduction to Business (BUSN 1140)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is designed to give you an understanding of the functional areas of business. Major emphasis is placed on business ownership, business decision-making, management, marketing, finance, budgeting, production, and the relationship between business, government and labor.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200, or into ESOL 0052, or completion of READ 0100, or of ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Small Business Management (BUSN 1145)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course will provide you with the essential information needed to create and operate a small business. You will examine each of the functional areas of a small business including marketing, management, accounting and finance.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Business Computers (BUSN 1150)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  2.00   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course will introduce students to the role of computers in business. You will explore various hardware platforms and devices currently used by all types of companies. You will review the Windows operating system. You will gain experience using Microsoft Office to create various documents, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations. You will explore the foundations of the Internet and its use for researching relevant information.
Prerequisites:

 Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052, or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Business Communications (BUSN 1154)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course emphasizes both written and oral skills used in large and small businesses. You will learn to prepare memos, proposals, customer correspondence and other forms of standard written business communications. You will also learn how to prepare oral reports and lead group discussions.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Human Relations and Team Building (BUSN 1155)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course will provide a broad understanding of the human relations skills necessary to succeed in organizations. You will focus on the development of team building, managing one's self and one's career, organizational relationships, workplace diversity, ethics, and personal responsibility.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Challenges in 21st Century Leadership (BUSN 1166)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course is specifically designed to provide the unique skills and insights necessary for leadership success in the 21st century. You will focus on the application of managerial skills and the unique problems that impact managerial effectiveness in a diverse business environment. You will also study gender/race/age and other diversity issues, role conflict, dual-career issues, acceptance, stereotyping, mentoring and networking.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Legal Environment of Business (BUSN 1260)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course is designed to give you an understanding of the rights and duties you have as a citizen, individually and in the business world. It covers such business-oriented subjects as contracts, agencies, bills and notes; the law of negligence; the system of courts; and instruction on criminal law with emphasis on protections afforded businesses.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Principles of Management (BUSN 2252)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course provides a theoretical overview of management by examining the managerial functions of planning, leading, organizing, and controlling an organization's resources.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or placement score into ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 with faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Entrepreneurship (BUSN 2254)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  In this course, you will learn the process of launching a new business venture from an original or innovative idea. The focus will be on the stages of development of the new venture including research, planning, feasibility analysis, capitalization and management. It is recommended for students who are in the process of or planning to start their own businesses.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042.

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Introduction to International Business (BUSN 2270)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course presents and overview of international business. You will explore the role of corporations throughout the world. In additional, you will actively assess the role of culture in international business decisions. You will understand the basics of international accounting, marketing, and the legal issues surrounding multinational firms. You will study international agencies and the relationship between foreign and domestic markets. You will study the ways currency and investments affect business decisions. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042.

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Principles of Marketing (BUSN 2300)

Credits:  3   Lecture Credits:  3.00  
Description:  This course presents each of the elements of marketing mix, including product development, pricing strategies, channels of distribution, promotion and buyer behavior. You will analyze the marketing environment and develop a basic marketing strategy. You will also demonstrate your understand of these marketing elements by analyzing and creating a marketing plan throughout the semester.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Promotion (BUSN 2303)

Credits:  2   Lecture Credits:  2.00  
Description:  This course will take a managerial approach to the evaluation and selection of appropriate promotional elements. You will explore topics such as advertising goals, appeals, media evaluation and the advertising agency, leading to the development of a total advertising campaign. You will examine current award-winning newspaper, television, radio and magazine ads with local representatives from each medium, including exposure to industry professionals.
Prerequisites:

Placement score into READ 0200 or ESOL 0052 or completion of READ 0100 or ESOL 0042 and faculty recommendation into ESOL 0052.

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Business Capstone (BUSN 2305)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course can be used to fulfill the capstone requirement for the Business Management program. You will learn advanced MS Office techniques. You will also complete a case study project, to improve your critical thinking, written communication and accounting skills.
Prerequisites:

BUSN 1140 and BUSN 1150.

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Business Internship (BUSN 2306)

Credits:  1   Internship/Practicum:  1.00

Description:  This course provides students an opportunity to gain real-world experience while earning 1 college credit. The knowledge you have gained in your prior business and accounting course work will be applied at a local organization partner site. In the prior semester, you will need to work with Minneapolis College Career Services Office to secure and document your internship. You will work jointly with an assigned instructor and the partner contacts to achieve the course objectives. At the end of semester, you may deliver a final presentation to the partner.
Prerequisites:

BUSN1140 and instructor permission (please contact instructor).  An internship must be secured with career services prior to start of course.

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Strategic Marketing Capstone (BUSN 2307)

Credits:  1   Lab Credits:  1.00  
Description:  This course is one of three courses students can choose from to satisfy the capstone or internship requirement all students must complete to graduate with the A.S. in Business Management. You will work with marketing tools (including social media), case study problems, and communication models as well as review marketing and promotion plans to improve your critical thinking, reasoning, marketing, and communication skills. You will demonstrate your proficiency in these concepts and skills through a semester long project. Must be taken A-F.
Prerequisites:

BUSN 2300.  It is recommended that students complete BUSN 2300 with a grade of "C" or higher.

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