University Bulletin 2017-2018

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  • BUS 101
    Prof Experience I
    1 cr

    An introduction to career success tools including: personality and career interest inventories, steps to succeed basic resume preparation, business ethics, personal branding, university and community involvement and other career preparation activities. This course is designed for students in their first and second semester within the MCOB.

    Pre-requisite: EH 101 Minimum Grade of C or EH 102 Minimum Grade of C
  • BUS 150
    Intro to Business and Mgt
    3 cr

    A survey of the field of business, including profit-seeking firms, not-for-profit organizations, and new businesses created by entrepreneurs. Emphasis on the business environment, organization and management, current economic and international issues, and career opportunities. Societal and ethical issues are also examined. Open to University of South Alabama freshmen only.

    Pre-requisite: EH 101 Minimum Grade of C or EH 102 Minimum Grade of C
  • BUS 201
    Professional Experience II
    1 cr

    Continued introduction to Career success tools including: resume building activities, cover letter and references development, career for a day shadowing, speed branding, dress for success, networking, career fair tools for success, university and community involvement and other career preparation activities. Prerequisite: C or better in BUS 101, Sophomore standing.

    Pre-requisite: BUS 101 Minimum Grade of C
  • BUS 245
    Applied Bus Statistics I
    3 cr

    An examination of statistical techniques that are used to support managerial decision-making and problem solving. Topics include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, discrete and continuous sampling distributions, methods of estimation, and tests of hypotheses.

    Pre-requisite: University test - Math 75 or MyMathTest 080 or ACT Math 23 or MA 112 Minimum Grade of D or MA 113 Minimum Grade of D or MA 115 Minimum Grade of D or MA 120 Minimum Grade of D or MA 121 Minimum Grade of D or MA 125 Minimum Grade of D or MA 126 Minimum Grade of D or MA 131 Minimum Grade of D or MA 132 Minimum Grade of D or MA 171 Minimum Grade of D or MA 172 Minimum Grade of D or MA 287 Minimum Grade of D
  • BUS 255
    Applied Business Stats II
    3 cr

    The application of statistical techniques for analysis for business problems. Emphasis will be placed on forecasting techniques. Topics will include: sources of data, index numbers, time-series analysis, correlation and regression analysis, step-wide regression, and problems associated with the regression of time-series data.

    Pre-requisite: (BUS 245 Minimum Grade of C or BMS 245 Minimum Grade of D or BMS 250 Minimum Grade of D or ST 175 Minimum Grade of D or ST 210 Minimum Grade of D) and University test - Math 75( or (MA 112 Minimum Grade of D or MA 171 Minimum Grade of D) or (MA 113 Minimum Grade of D or MA 172 Minimum Grade of D) or (MA 115 Minimum Grade of D or MA 121 Minimum Grade of D) or (MA 120 Minimum Grade of D or MA 287 Minimum Grade of D) or (MA 125 Minimum Grade of D or MA 132 Minimum Grade of D) or (MA 126 Minimum Grade of D or MA 233 Minimum Grade of D) )
  • BUS 265
    Legal Environ of Business I
    3 cr

    A study of the global legal environment in which contemporary American business functions, including a review of legal thought and ethical considerations and the foundations and impacts of governmental regulation in areas such as labor and employment, environmental concerns, consumer protection, and antitrust. Contemporary issues, domestic and international concepts and institutions, and social forces that shape the legal environment are emphasized. Requires sophomore standing

  • BUS 302
    Professional Preparation
    3 cr

    This course adds further career success tools including: personal professional strategic plan development, mock interviewing, dining etiquette, personal and professional mentoring, defining the employment process, creating a career plan, university and community involvement, and other career preparation activities. Junior Standing.

  • BUS 305
    Information Systems and Tech
    3 cr

    The analysis, design and implementation of information systems. Analysis of the functional area of business and integration of computer tools to satisfy information requirements. Current developments in business computer systems, including surveys of current systems and the Internet. Computer classrooms are utilized to provide students with "hands on" experience.

    Pre-requisite: CIS 250 Minimum Grade of D
  • BUS 490
    Special Topics -
    3 cr

    Designed to provide senior students an opportunity to study selected topics of particular interest. A student may count no more than six hours of Special Topics in the concentration. Prerequisite: Approval of Department Chair.

  • BUS 496
    MCOB Honors Sr Project I - H
    3 cr

    Applied business project and paper prepared under the direction of a project advisor plus two other persons selected by the advisor in consultation with the student. The student must have developed a proposal for the project and paper in consultation with the advisor and received permission from the committee to proceed. In addition, the student must be entering his or her senior year and be a major in the Mitchell College of Business. The project proposal must be formulated no later than the end of the first semester of the student's senior year and the project must be completed by the student's graduation date. The student must have maintained his or her standing in the university honors program to be eligible to enroll in this course in his or her last full semester in school. The course may be counted in one of two ways: 1) as an additional course not counting towards the business degree, or 2) in special cases, as a major or business elective, to be decided by the committee.

    Pre-requisite: (HON 399 Minimum Grade of D or HON 301 Minimum Grade of D) and BUS 305 Minimum Grade of D and (FIN 315 Minimum Grade of D or FIN 341 Minimum Grade of D) and (MGT 300 Minimum Grade of D or MGT 322 Minimum Grade of D) and (MGT 305 Minimum Grade of D or MGT 324 Minimum Grade of D) and (MGT 310 Minimum Grade of D or MGT 322 Minimum Grade of D or MGT 422 Minimum Grade of D) and (MGT 325 Minimum Grade of D or MGT 396 Minimum Grade of D) and (MKT 320 Minimum Grade of D or MKT 371 Minimum Grade of D)
  • BUS 497
    MCOB Honors Sr Project II - H
    3 cr

    Applied business project and paper prepared under the direction of a project advisor plus two other persons selected by the advisor in consultation with the student. The student must have developed a proposal for the project and paper in consultation with the advisor and received permission from the committee to proceed. In addition, the student must be entering his or her senior year and be a major in the Mitchell College of Business. The project proposal must be formulated no later than the end of the first semester of the student's senior year and the project must be completed by the student's graduation date. The student must have maintained his or her standing in the university honors program to be eligible to enroll in this course. The student will formally enroll in the course in his or her last full semester in school. The course may be counted in one or two ways: 1) as an additional course not counting towards the business degree, or 2) in special cases, as a major or business elective, to be decided by the committee. Requires completion of the business core with the exception of MGT 485.

    Pre-requisite: BUS 496 Minimum Grade of C
  • BUS 498
    Mitchell Scholars Sr Project
    3 cr

    Applied business project and presentation prepared under the direction of the instructor in consultation with the student. This course will have irregular meetings scheduled by the instructor and will have both a classroom component and a project component. The student must have maintained his/her standing in the Mitchell Scholars program and be a senior to be eligible to enroll in this course. This class will be counted in one of three ways: 1) as a business elective, 2) as an additional course not counting towards the business degree; or 3) in special cases, as a major elective to be decided by the major department's faculty. Requires completion of the business core with the exception of MGT 485 and approval of Associate Dean.

    Pre-requisite: Mitchell Scholars 10 and BUS 305 Minimum Grade of D and FIN 315 Minimum Grade of D and MGT 300 Minimum Grade of D and MGT 305 Minimum Grade of D and MGT 310 Minimum Grade of D and MGT 325 Minimum Grade of D and MKT 320 Minimum Grade of D
  • BUS 555
    Study Abroad
    3 TO 6 cr

    Examines issues in business administration in an international setting at the graduate level. Specific topics selected from the fields of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management or marketing depending on the instructor's area of expertise. Part or all of the course will be conducted outside the United States. Prerequisite: Permission to enroll in a relevant Mitchell College of Business study abroad program.

  • BUS 600
    Fund of Research
    3 cr

    This course provides students with the tools and perspective necessary to succeed in the DBA program. Readings are drawn from several sources and provide participants with a better understanding of the way to approach their work.

  • BUS 602
    Applied Stat and Reg
    3 cr

    This course provides an examination of statistical concepts used for business research. Topics include: fundamentals of probability, sampling, statistical estimation, test of hypotheses, analysis of variance, chi-square analysis and regression analysis. Emphasis is placed on the use of statistical techniques for business research applications.

  • BUS 604
    Multivariate Analysis
    3 cr

    The course is designed to broaden and enrich a student's knowledge and understanding of statistical methodology as it pertains to the study of multivariate techniques used in behavioral research.

  • BUS 606
    Research Design and Methods
    3 cr

    This course focuses on the general concepts related to conducting academic research and the various research methods commonly used in business research, including quantitative and qualitative analysis.

  • BUS 608
    Adv Stats & App Res
    6 cr

    An examination of advanced statistical concepts used for business research. This course is designed to broaden and enrich students' knowledge and understanding of statistical methodology as it pertains to advanced techniques used in behavioral research. In addition, this course provides applied research opportunities to assist in advancing the student's research requirements necessary for degree completion.

  • BUS 610
    Struct Equation Modeling
    3 cr

    This course provides students with a functional understanding of path analysis theory and procedures of structural equation modeling. Students will learn to specify, estimate, and evaluate models using software packages designed for this purpose.

  • BUS 699
    Res and Teaching Concepts
    1 cr

    Presentations and discussions related to teaching and research concepts.