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General Business (GENBUS) Courses


GENBUS 101 BUSINESS FOR THE NEW GENERATION (3-0-3)(F,S). Acquaints students with business organizations, functional areas, and current business issues such as ethics, social responsibility and sustainability. Presents the strengths and limitations of the business enterprise, while promoting innovation, creativity, and technology use in a global context. Emphasis on strategy, communication, problem solving, teams and negotiation. Format will be lecture plus interactive breakout groups, simulations and integrated cases.

GENBUS 150, 250 RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE: BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS (1-0-1)(F,S). Required course for students residing in the University Housing Business and Economics Residential College. Students learn about the campus and community resources, explore various business-related professions, are civically engaged, and participate in service projects. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: PERM/INST.

GENBUS 202 THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Emphasis will be on both the external and internal legal environment of a business organization. Topics will include the nature and function of the legal process, administrative regulations, the interaction of business with the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government, and the legal responsibilities of business. Freshmen excluded.


GENBUS 302 COMMERCIAL LAW (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). This course provides an in-depth study of the legal principles relating to commercial transactions. Special emphasis will be placed on the following areas of law: agency, contracts, sales, commercial paper, secured transactions, and bankruptcy. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, GENBUS 202.

GENBUS 305 LAW FOR ACCOUNTANTS (3-0-3)(S). Builds on GENBUS 202 by covering the additional business law topics accountants need to know to succeed. Covers contracts, sales, bankruptcy and property law, agency, partnerships and corporations, secured transactions, estates and trusts, and the legal responsibility of accountants. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, GENBUS 202.

GENBUS 360 BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (3-0-3)(Offered on Demand). An exploration of business conduct and social responsibility in the light of existing ethical, moral, and social values. Designed to enable students to form individual opinions on ethical conduct and social responsibility. PREREQ: Admission to COBE or Technical Communication certificate.

GENBUS 441 BUSINESS IN SOCIETY: ETHICS, RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY (3-0-3)(F,S). Intensive exploration of the role of business in a global society, including ethical decision-making, business responsibility in social and environmental contexts and best practices in sustainability. PREREQ: Admission to COBE or English, Technical Communications Emphasis, GENBUS 202, (GENBUS 302 recommended).

GENBUS 450 BUSINESS POLICIES (3-0-3)(F,S,SU)(FF). To develop analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in situations dealing with complex organizations, with the ultimate objective of formulating policies and strategies, both domestic and worldwide. To build upon and integrate the knowledge and methods acquired to examine all functional areas of the organization. PREREQ: Admission to COBE, Senior standing, and FINAN 303, MGMT 301, MKTG 301, SCM 345.

General Business Programs