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Business Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

BUS 1A, 4 Units

Financial Accounting

4 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Study of purposes, theory, and specific methods of accounting: Systems and methods employed in accumulating data for financial statements; income measurement including cost measurement, classification, and expiration; revenue recognition and measurement.

 

BUS 1B, 4 Units

Managerial Accounting

4 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: BUS 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Uses of accounting data for planning, controlling, and decision making: Sources of business funds, cost systems and analysis, forecasting and budgeting; analysis, uses, and limitations of financial statements and reports.

 

BUS 2, 3 Units

Introduction to Business Law

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

General survey of business law: Principles of law on contracts, sales agency, torts, partnerships and corporations, and the uniform commercial code.

 

BUS 5, 3 Units

Human Relations in Business

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Application of behavioral science concepts to human problems in organizations: Action necessary to prevent and resolve problems among individuals within groups; application of logical decision-making techniques.

 

BUS 10, 3 Units

Introduction to Business

3 hours lecture (GR). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Introduction to business: Survey of various phases of business organization, finance, personnel, production, marketing managerial controls, and government-business relations.

 

BUS 20, 3 Units

General Accounting

3 hours lecture (GR). Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in BUS 1A or 1B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Theory and practice of accounting: Double-entry process on accrual basis; complete accounting cycle with use of work sheet and preparation of end-of-the year financial statements; petty cash, banking procedures, notes, drafts, and introduction to payroll taxes.

 

BUS 24, 3 Units

Computerized Accounting Principles

2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR). Prerequisite: BUS 1A or 20. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Intensive practical application of theory and procedures of accounting: Utilization of computerized accounting systems in single proprietorship, partnership, and corporate forms of business.

 

BUS 32, 3 Units

Introduction to International Business

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Also offered as INTRD 32. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in INTRD 32. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Overview of international business designed to provide a global perspective on international trade: Foreign investments, impact of financial markets, international marketing, and the operations of multinational corporations.

 

BUS 36, 3 Units

International Marketing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Also offered as INTRD 36. Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in INTRD 36. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Marketing in the international marketplace: International marketing organizations, market entry strategies, analysis of foreign markets, culture and marketing, product design, pricing, distribution, promotion, and sales.

 

BUS 48UA-ZZ, .5-9 Units

Selected Topics in Business

0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

BUS 49, .5-5 Units

Independent Study in Business

(GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Independent Study.

 

BUS 54, 3 Units

Small Business Management

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Functions and objectives of an executive: Definition of duties, and basic knowledge of administration and organization; practice through case studies in making business decisions.

 

BUS 56, 3 Units

Human Resources Management

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to human resources management: Impact and accountability to the organization in human resource activities, global human resources strategies, social and organizational realities, legal implications affecting people at work, union/non-union practices, comparable work, employee compensation and benefits, and employee rights.

 

BUS 70, 3 Units

Introduction to Marketing

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to integrated marketing strategies: Identification and satisfaction of customers’ wants and needs with products (goods and/or services), price, place, and promotional strategies; customer relationship management; integration of marketing into strategic business plans.

 

BUS 76, 3 Units

E-Commerce/Entrepreneurship

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: BUS 219/CIS 205 or BUS 223/CIS 233 or CIS 237. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to principles of international e-commerce and entrepreneurship: Emphasis on developing a business plan for conducting online commerce, market analysis, product access, payment methods, promotion, and back-end technology requirements for creating an e-commerce site.

BUS 77, 3 Units

Integrated Marketing Communications

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Integrated marketing communications (IMC): Basic principles, structure, and function; purpose and function in relation to the marketing tactical mix; practical development, integration, and application of advertising, sales promotion, public relations, personal selling, and direct marketing skills; production of IMC plan.

BUS 201, 3 Units

Business Communications

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: ENGL 267B (or 250D) or 252B or 269B

Effective planning and composition of various types of business communications: Emphasis on style, tone, vocabulary, methodology, and psychology of purposeful and forceful business communications; practical application of principles to letters, memoranda, reports, procedures, manuals, prospectuses, and proposals.

 

BUS 202, 3 Units

Business Mathematics

3 hours lecture (GR)

Use of basic mathematical principles in solving business problems: Simple and compound interest, installment sales, trade and cash discounts, markup percents, pricing, discounting notes and drafts, inventory, financial statement analysis, depreciation, statistics and binary system, taxes, distribution of ownership and profits, and stocks and bonds.

 

BUS 209, 3 Units

Fundamentals of Income Tax

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Study of federal and California tax laws and procedures: Individual, partnership, and corporation income tax returns from the accounting point of view; brief survey of social security, gift, and estate taxes.

 

BUS 210, 3 Units

Financial Management and Investments

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Survey course which examines sound money management skills and financial plans: Tax-sheltered annuities, real estate, stocks, bonds, trust deeds, new tax laws, borrowing of money, financial adjustments to inflation, and other economic indicators.

 

BUS 228, 1.5 Units

Small Business Development for New and Prospective Entrepreneurs

1.5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Overview of the factors involved in starting a business: Business plan development; marketing, sales and promotional strategies; financial management; plan review and evaluation.

 

BUS 248UA-ZZ, .5-9 Units

Selected Topics in Business

0-9 hours lecture, 0-27 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.

 

BUS 254, .5 Units

Workplace Skills

.5 hours lecture (P/NP)

Entry-level business skills: Office decision making, interpersonal relations, time management, interpersonal communication, team building, increasing environmental health in the workplace, and the job application process.

 

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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