BUS Courses

BUS 1000 - Business by Design - 3 credits

Intended to foster lively dialogue around the foundational theories and practices designed to serve the mission, vision, and purpose of highly effective organizations. Organizing frame for the course primarily based on historical and contemporary readings in business and the social sciences. As students are exposed to theory and practice and encouraged to read broadly, course fosters a commitment to lifelong learning.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

BUS 2000 - Foundations for International Summer Programs - 1-3 credits

Provides context for each of the Huntsman School’s summer programs and provides a basis for understanding differences in the business and economic environments of program countries. Topics covered include political, historical, economic, and cultural factors that shape the social and business environment of the countries to be visited; relations between program countries; and relations between program countries and the United States.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Admission to Huntsman School Summer Program

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS 2100 - Business, Science, and Global Society - 3 credits

Explores the interface of business and science, particularly the application of principles of life science to addressing contemporary challenges of global society. Examines scientific bases of issues related to growing and evolving communities, as well as how business can play a role in enacting positive change.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Summer

BUS 2250 - Introductory Internship - 1-9 credits

Introductory-level experience in a career-related position approved by the Cooperative Education Office. One credit for every 75 hours of internship experience, with a maximum of 9 credits. A maximum of 12 credits of BUS 2250 and BUS 4250 combined can be counted toward the minimum degree requirements for the Huntsman School of Business.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS 3010 - Intermediate Accounting I - 3 credits

Study at the intermediate level in accounting theory and practice relating to financial reporting of assets.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; grade of B- or better in ACCT 2010; completion of entrance exam (www.huntsman.usu.edu/acct/)

BUS 3020 - Intermediate Accounting II - 3 credits

Study at the intermediate level in accounting theory and practice relating to financial reporting of liabilities and equities.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; BUS 3010.

BUS 3100 - Survey of Management Information Systems (DSS) - Depth Social Sciences - 3 credits

Survey of business uses of information technology, emphasizing vocabulary, concepts, career emphases, and systems components. Includes general systems theory and business functional information subsystems (e.g., accounting, management, finance, and marketing).

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; OSS 1400 or equivalent.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS 3110 - Management Fundamentals (DSS) - Depth Social Sciences - 3 credits

Study of the role of management, leadership theory, defining goals, organizing work, and managing performance.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

BUS 3250 - Discussion With Business Leaders - 1 credit

Introduces current business trends, issues, and problems. This is accomplished through readings and discussions, as well as by required attendance at Dean’s Convocation, Partner’s in Business, and other appropriate business seminars.

Repeatable for credit.

Pass/Fail only.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring

BUS 3310 - Managerial Cost Accounting - 3 credits

Intermediate level of accounting and interpretation of accounting information for internal decision-making and control.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; ACCT 2020; completion of entrance exam (www.huntsman.usu.edu/acct/)

BUS 3330 - Essentials of Database Systems - 3 credits

Includes essential theory of database systems in areas such as E/R design, relational design, the SQL language, and distributed databases.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MIS 2100, completion of at least 40 credits, and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

BUS 3400 - Finance Fundamentals (QI) - Quantitative Intensive - 3 credits

Study of basic financial management principles, methods, and policies for business.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; ACCT 2010; MATH 1050; choose one statistics course from STAT 1040, STAT 2300, STAT 3000, or PSY 2800.

BUS 3410 - Federal Income Tax I - 3 credits

Study of tax law and procedures for individuals, with an introduction to corporations and other entities.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

BUS 3500 - Marketing Principles - 3 credits

Study of basic marketing principles, functions, concepts, and terminology.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

BUS 3510 - Business Programming - 3 credits

Includes basics of business systems development using programming languages supporting the Windows environment.

Prerequisite/Restriction: MIS 2100, completion of at least 40 credits, and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

BUS 3610 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship - 3 credits

Introduction to entrepreneurship and the initial developmental processes of new ventures. Helps students become familiar with entrepreneurship, its role in the economy, and its viability as a career path. Focuses on identifying and analyzing potential business opportunities.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of at least 40 credits.

BUS 3620 - Developing Entrepreneurial Competencies - 3 credits

Focuses on the development of persuasion, delegation, organizational, leadership, and other practical competencies for individuals who launch businesses and/or play a significant role in their growth.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of at least 40 credits.

BUS 3700 - Operations Management Fundamentals - 3 credits

Study of basic concepts and tools relating to managing the operations of a business.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; MATH 1100 or MATH 1210; STAT 2300 or STAT 3000.

BUS 3710 - Interpersonal and Team Skills - 3 credits

Focuses on the role of teams and interpersonal relationships in emerging organizations. Designed to help individuals and teams learn the skills needed for organizational effectiveness. Uses examples and exercises relevant to emerging organizations.

BUS 3820 - International Ventures - 3 credits

Explores international culture and content of entrepreneurship, the impact of globalization on emerging businesses, and the pressures and complexities of operating in global markets, including the processes of managing multicultural resources.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of at least 40 credits.

BUS 4010 - Selected Topics in Finance - 3 credits

Selected topics in finance pursued in depth. Topics may vary.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; BUS 3400.

BUS 4020 - Selected Topics in Marketing - 3 credits

Selected topics in marketing pursued in depth. Topics may vary.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; BUS 3500.

BUS 4030 - Selected Topics in Management - 3 credits

Selected topics in management pursued in depth. Topics may vary.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of at least 40 credits.

Repeatable for credit.

BUS 4040 - Selected Topics in Human Resources - 3 credits

Selected topics in human resources pursued in depth. Topics may vary.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of at least 40 credits.

BUS 4050 - Selected Topics in Information Systems - 3 credits

Selected topics in information systems pursued in depth. Topics may vary.

Prerequisite/Restriction: BUS 3330, completion of at least 40 credits, and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

BUS 4200 - Advanced Accounting - 3 credits

Explores accounting principles and theory relating to business combinations, nonprofit organizations, and governmental accounting.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; grade of B or better in BUS 3010; admittance to a USU major; and completion of at least 40 credits.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Summer alternate years

BUS 4250 - Advanced Internship - 1-9 credits

Advanced or middle-level internship experience in a career-related position approved by the Cooperative Education Office. One credit for every 75 hours of internship experience, with a maximum of 9 credits.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS 4260 - A & T Advanced Internship - 1-12 credits

Prerequisite/Restriction: Must have 40 earned credits and 2.67 GPA or permisssion of instructor

Repeatable for credit.

BUS 4410 - Taxation of Business Entities - 3 credits

Examines federal taxation of partnerships, S-corporations, estates and trusts, and other special entities.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, grade of B or better in BUS 3010; BUS 3410; admittance to a USU major; and completion of at least 40 credits.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall alternate years

BUS 4500 - Accounting Systems - 3 credits

Studies concepts underlying the accounting systems’ computerized support of business processes. Covers accounting systems development, internal controls, security, and systems auditing.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; grade of B or better in BUS 3010; admittance to a USU major; and completion of at least 40 credits.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall alternate years

BUS 4510 - Auditing Principles - 3 credits

Teaches fundamental principles and techniques of financial statement auditing. Also addresses internal controls, professional ethics, legal environment, auditing standards, and fraud detection.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; grade of B or better in BUS 3010; admittance to a USU major; and completion of at least 40 credits.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring alternate years

BUS 4530 - Fundamentals of Marketing Research - 3 credits

Examines the marketing research process. Develops skills in research using secondary data, primary qualitative data, and primary quantitative data. Helps students make sound business decisions based on analysis of research data.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of at least 40 credits.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

BUS 4580 - New Venture Finance - 3 credits

Focuses on developing practical experience with generating feasible financial projections, financial modeling, scenario analysis, and entrepreneurial funding (venture capital, angel investing, debt financing, bootstrapping, etc.).

Prerequisite/Restriction: BUS 3400; ACCT 2010, ACCT 2020; cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; and completion of at least 40 credits.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring

BUS 4620 - Advanced Business Planning - 3 credits

Theoretical and practical aspects of starting or buying a business. Includes development of a business plan, conducting due diligence for buying a business, valuation, and related topics.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of at least 40 credits.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall

BUS 4710 - Entrepreneurship Project - 3 credits

Students plan and complete advanced entrepreneurship projects that may include developing their own business, a significant consulting project with a start-up or growth business, or other approved project.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and completion of at least 40 credits.

BUS 4880 - Business Strategy (CI) - Communications Intensive - 3 credits

Capstone course dealing with the processes of operating a business venture. Emphasizes market entry, finance, operations, managing growth, business ethics, and social responsibility. Addresses entrepreneurial issues and global strategies.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; BUS 3110, BUS 3400, BUS 3500, BUS 3700.

BUS 5100 - Systems Analysis and Design and Project Management - 3 credits

Requires students to build an information system using state-of-the-art analysis and design principles, as well as project management essentials. The project must be completed for an external organization using state-of-the-art software.

Prerequisite/Restriction: BUS 3330, BUS 3510, completion of at least 40 credits, and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

BUS 6250 - Graduate Internship - 1-6 credits

Graduate-level internship in a career-related position for graduate students wishing to develop or expand their occupational experience. Maximum of 6 credits.

Prerequisite/Restriction: Permission of instructor.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS 6310 - MBA Career Development - 0.5 credit

Provides background in theory and practice of career development, including student assessment, organizational entry, and career planning and mentoring.

Repeatable for credit.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

BUS 6860 - Applied Business Research - 3 credits

Provides students with the capability to design and conduct applied business research projects in all areas of business. Introduces students to the philosophy of science, research design, measurement and scaling, reliability and validity, communication of research results, and other topics.

Semester(s) Traditionally Offered: Spring