BA-315 through Oregon State University (OSU)
Introduces the American business system in a changing global environment. Disciplines covered include economics, entrepreneurship, formation, accounting, finance, marketing, and management. In addition, students are introduced to current opportunities in seeking an AAS degree and/or current certificate offerings within the CCC Business Department.
Class introduces the procedures for establishing and developing a successful consulting business in computer-related services including web development, network support, and computer support.
Apply mathematics to a variety of transactions found in the business world, from finance to project management, and from sales to accounting, including: payroll, product or service mark-ups and mark-downs; simple and compound interest; present and future value of a single sum of money and annuities; and financial ratio analysis.
Introduces the terminology and processes of full-cycle, modified cash and accrual basis bookkeeping for small service and merchandising businesses with inventory. Focus is on how to analyze and record financial transactions, reconcile accounts and trial balances, and prepare basic financial statements. Additional topics include cash management, bank reconciliations, accounting for sales and purchase discounts. Emphasizes procedure and practice.
Provides a more in-depth look at general accounting principles and practices for small business. Topics include payroll, recording bad debt, notes receivable and payable, inventory adjustment, and long-term asset valuation. Accounting practices for partnerships and manufacturing structures are examined, and financial analysis is introduced as a tool for evaluating the health and wealth of a business.
Basic course in project management, intended for non-project management students. Students gain a basic understanding of project management principles and techniques, with emphasis on scope planning, scheduling, and resource management. Students learn practical application of cost control, time management, and communication in project environments.
Foundational course in project management. Students gain an introduction to project management principles and techniques, including identifying project life cycle phases, generating a project charter, learning and applying stakeholder management techniques, generating work/task breakdowns, network diagrams and identifying the critical path. Students will also learn and apply risk management techniques, resource allocation, and project monitoring and controlling methodologies.
Focuses on team dynamics and skills for achieving goals while working in a diverse group. Students complete a team project and in the process, practice successful communication strategies, goal definition, schedule coordination, peer feedback, and conflict management. Additional course topics include learning styles, diversity, appreciating differences, and ethical behavior in teams.
Focuses on leadership-achieving organizational goals by employing human, financial, and organizational resources-and provides both a theoretical and a practical perspective on leadership and motivation skills. By engaging in both introspective and interactive exercises, students build the expertise necessary to lead both projects and organizations.
Approaches negotiation from both theoretical and practical perspectives, with an emphasis on successful integrative as well as ethical, negotiation techniques. Students engage in multiple one-on-one and team negotiation role plays and complete both pre- and post-negotiation analyses. Students also evaluate effective negotiations from the perspective of themselves and their peers through in-class debrief sessions.
Tools and processes employed in the project knowledge areas of project communication, risk, procurement, and quality. Major topics include project communication planning and preferred communication channels and approaches; risk assessment and risk management in a project environment; project procurement planning and management with an emphasis on contract types and contract awards and administration; and approaches to project quality planning, quality assurance, control and improvement.
In small teams, students will manage a simulated project, including overseeing schedule and resources, and reporting project status. As a final outcome, student teams submit a report and presentation that summarizes the project experience and lessons learned. Course tools include Microsoft Project, in which the student is expected to have prior training.
Examines the nature of leadership by analyzing characters in major literary works.
Introductory course using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint applications to create business documents.
Recommended Prerequisites: BT-120, and WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098
Sound business decisions are best driven by the process of forecasting. Business forecasting applies data analytics and analysis, budgeting, planning, economic policy, critical thinking, and judgment to make informed predictions, respond to business needs, and improve operational strategies. Designed for business majors.
This course introduces the student to the basic payroll procedures and transactions that are necessary for recording business transactions that compensate personnel. Included in this introduction are wage, salary, and commission or bonus computation and recording, as well as coverage of the federal laws that affect payroll, taxation, and payroll deductions.
Students practice critical skills for successful communication in a business environment by employing a structured writing process, analyzing audience needs, and identifying and using appropriate communication channels and modalities. Students also work individually to produce a PowerPoint presentation with embedded narration and as team members to manage a comprehensive project and complete a business research paper.
Concepts and theories of management with focus on planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Decision making, planning principles, global management, managing people and teams, effective communication, and motivation are included.
Provides a legal and historical overview of employee and labor relations in both union and non-union environments. Presents a realistic picture of collective bargaining and labor relations situations and highlights contemporary issues in employee relations, unions, bargaining units, and employee group representation.
Student develops skills in the essential principles of accrual-basis financial accounting for service and merchandising companies. Topics cover the recording and reporting of financial transactions according to generally accepted accounting principles through the complete accounting cycle. Included are managing inventory, accounting for receivables, reconciling the cash account, internal controls, long-term assets, current liabilities, stockholders' equity, ratio analysis, ethics, using Excel, and financial statement reporting. Emphasis is on procedure and process.
BA-212 picks up where BA-211 left off with accrual accounting principles and practices for service and merchandising organizations. In this course, students examine financial accounting practices more in-depth, including long-term asset acquisition and cost allocation, current and long-term liabilities such as payroll and bonds, stockholders' equity and earned capital and the statement of cash flows. Students practice evaluating financial position through ratio and financial statement analysis. This second financial accounting course is designed for students who are interested in business in general, as well as those who are planning a career in accounting.
Building on the introduction to financial accounting, this course focuses on managerial accounting, which is the language of business for internal management in manufacturing and service organizations. Managerial accounting drives effective operational decisions by analyzing the components and flow of costs for products and services, as well as for jobs, activities, and segments. Budgets convey an organization's plan of operations, while performance measurement compares variances with actual results. This course is recommended for those interested in business in general, as well as for those planning a career in accounting.
This course focuses on the development of written communication skills in a business organization. Within communications, the interpersonal skills, in the form of both written and oral expression, are integrated to achieve individual and organizational objectives. Both informal and formal techniques are applied to a variety of business communication scenarios.
Cost accounting extends the content of BA-213, which focused on managerial accounting. Specifically, job order and process costing are examined in depth, including: variances and cost estimations; standard and variable costing in the manufacturing environment; inventory and capacity analysis; customer-profitability analysis; spoilage, rework and scrap; and performance measurement.
Budgeting is a crucial managerial decision-making and planning tool that also incorporates performance evaluation through variance analysis. This course examines developing and managing department and project budgets in-depth, as well as how they fit into the overall organizational framework. Specifically, this course includes coverage of static, flexible, and rolling budgets, capital budgeting, variance analysis, break-even and contribution margin analysis, profit planning, manufacturing costs, and sales forecasts, and cost behavior.
Analysis and application of basic principles of personal finance including budgeting and spending, financial decision-making, use of credit, saving and investing, home purchase, taxes, risk management, retirement planning, estate planning, and other major personal finance topics.
Offers a comprehensive investigation of strategic marketing in a global environment. Topics covered will include research, ethics, consumer behavior, product strategy, distribution strategy, promotional strategy and pricing strategy.
Focuses on a practical, real world approach to Human Resource Management for line managers and Human Resource Managers. Introduces history and current legal environment of Human Resource Management and applies current practice in the functions of staffing, human resource development, compensation, safety and health, and employee and labor relations in both union and non-union environment.
Includes concepts, principles, and rules of law applicable to business and personal transactions, with emphasis on sources of law, the U.S. Constitution, personal and business torts and crimes, case-based applications, ethics, and consumer contract law.
Emphasis on real and personal property, negotiable instruments, insurance, documents of title, secured transaction, bailments, commercial paper, agency, bankruptcy, suretyship, bulk sales, and estate planning.
An introductory, hands-on experience with computer applications that are used for accounting in a Windows operating system environment, to include transaction entry for a full accounting cycle, from business setup through month-end close. (Note: Mac users can access Windows via Boot Camp.)
Comprehensive treatment of federal and state employment law and its impact on the Human Resource Manager and Human Resource Management practices.
This is an introductory course that provides an overview of social media and its role in marketing. Nearly everything consumers do is tracked online and this level of marketing analytics is assisting organizations develop a better understanding of consumer and market needs and trends. This course will seek to develop an understanding to how social media compliments marketing.
Professional consultative selling techniques and how professional selling fits into a comprehensive marketing program as well as daily life. Interactive exercises will be used throughout the course that emphasize face-to-face communication skills and relationship building.
Emphasizes a strategic and integrated approach to promotion where traditional and non-traditional techniques of promotion are explored. The relationship and role of advertising to marketing will be stressed throughout the course.
In this course, you will build upon knowledge obtained from the Principles of Accounting courses to comprehend the process and practice of corporate financial management. Purchasing capital assets and undertaking projects require sound decision-making and management of risk, as well as a solid understanding of the time value of money. In this course, you will delve into discounted cash flow analysis for stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, the cost of capital, and effective corporate financial planning. Both theoretical and practical, our focus is on decisions that are made by the corporate financial manager.
Provides an understanding of the types of retail businesses, strategies, operations, formats and environments through which retailing is carried out, including a multi-disciplinary approach to understand the structure of effective retail management.
Focuses on entrepreneurship and small business management from business concept development to new business launch and key steps in between. Students integrate knowledge and skills from prior business coursework to create a substantive business plan or other projects that reinforce essential entrepreneurship and small business management concepts that are associated with this course. Students should take this course in the final year of their academic program(s).
Addresses the role and responsibilities of the first-line supervisor or manager. Includes planning and controlling, dealing with change, performance management, leadership, decision-making, communication, and managing teams.
Covers wages, salary benefits, and plans with a primary focus on designing an effective and strategic comprehension and benefit program within an organization. Covers general compensation topics, terminology, and practical applications to the workplace.
Build upon knowledge obtained from financial accounting coursework to comprehend and gain practice in the specialized area of accounting for governmental and nonprofit entities. Topics include fund types, budgetary and expenditure controls, and modified accrual accounting.
Detailed review of the federal tax structure, as it relates to the preparation of individual tax returns, including those with business and investment activities. This course briefly overviews partnership and corporate tax returns.
Seeks to understand how and why people make consumption decisions then apply this understanding to marketing strategies. Concepts of the consumer decision-making process, personal and interpersonal factors and their impact on consumer decisions are major components.
Students demonstrate the ability to manage a real-world project from initiation through closing. Course deliverables include project scope statement, communication management plan, risk management plan, status report with Gantt chart, and 'Lessons Learned' report and presentation. The project as well as a comprehensive exam will demonstrate knowledge acquired in prerequisite classes required for the AAS Project Management degree program.
Cooperative work experience. On-the-job experience in a business related to the student's major course of study. Under supervision of instructor and employer. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Required: Student Petition.
Introduces the theory and practical application of human relations at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Emphasizes psychological principles that help build relationships among employees and employers. Includes goal setting, motivation, communication, leadership, conflict management, and individual and group behavior.