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Business Bridge to Career (BUSBTC) Courses

Upper-Division

BUSBTC 301 BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS I (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Utilizes a business plan development model to study the interrelationships among business functional areas and provide an understanding of how businesses create value. Provides skills for successful team management and business communication, including an understanding of the language of business. Introduces the principles of responsible business practices. Considers the economic, legal, and social environments in which business operates. PREREQ: non-COBE major, any DLM and sophomore standing.

BUSBTC 302 BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS II (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Examines the tools and concepts required to make value-added financial decisions. Emphasis on interpretation and analysis of financial reports and data. Topics include financial statement analysis, budgeting, cash flow, time value of money, and capital investment decisions. Introduces financial spreadsheet tools. PRE/COREQ: BUSBTC 301.

BUSBTC 310 CREATING VALUE WITH PEOPLE (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Develops the competencies required to lead and manage people in a variety of contexts. Topics include organizational behavior, team building, conflict management, motivation, negotiation, career development strategies, and ethical decision making. PREREQ: BUSBTC 301, BUSBTC 302.

BUSBTC 320 CREATING VALUE FOR CUSTOMERS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Provides an understanding of how products and services are efficiently developed, sold, and delivered to create value for customers and business. Topics include market analysis, consumer behavior, market segmentation, personal sales, distribution strategies, project management, and supply chain management. PREREQ: BUSBTC 301, BUSBTC 302.

BUSBTC 330 CREATING VALUE THROUGH INVESTMENT (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Emphasis on the use of accounting, financial and economic data to measure and manage value creation. Examines valuation methods for financial instruments, measuring the cost of financing, and sources of funds for business. The methods for evaluating and accounting for the profitability of potential business investments, including applied spreadsheet modeling. PREREQ: BUSBTC 301, BUSBTC 302.

BUSBTC 410 BUSINESS PLANNING APPLICATIONS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Uses the business plan development model introduced in BUSBTC 301 to integrate the concepts and practices developed in earlier courses. Emphasis on problem solving and value creation in a sector or service of interest to student teams. Includes the further development of professional skills such as time management, career management, interpersonal relationships, and leadership. Includes team-based experiential learning. PREREQ: BUSBTC 310, BUSBTC 320, BUSBTC 330.

Business Bridge to Career Programs