• Business Office Management Course Descriptions

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    BN1108: Packaged Applications
    This course emphasizes the use of productivity software to provide solutions for business needs. Coursework includes an introduction to the concepts of word processing, spreadsheet management, database management, and presentation software. Emphasis is placed on developing practical skills in a commonly utilized office software package in order to become productive computer users.
    Prerequisite(s): None

    BN1208: Accounting Principles I
    Students are instructed in the basic principles that businesses use to record business transactions in a double-entry bookkeeping system. Methods and procedures used in collecting, analyzing, and summarizing financial data and reporting financial information are covered.
    Prerequisite(s): None

    BN1228: Document Processing
    This course is designed to familiarize students with basic techniques of word processing. Emphasis is placed on how to create, delete, modify, and print documents using a variety of formatting techniques and printing procedures.
    Prerequisite(s): BN1108

    BN1610: Introduction to Management
    This course addresses management skills and competencies that help prepare for potential future challenges as leaders in the modern business environment. Instruction covers how to respond to the opportunities and challenges of global management, diversity and ethics issues, team-based management, service management, and developing management trends.
    Prerequisite(s): None

    BN2408: Accounting Principles II
    This course is a continuation of Accounting Principles I. Students are instructed in the basic principles that businesses use to record business transactions in the double-entry bookkeeping system. Methods and procedures used in collecting, analyzing, and summarizing financial data and reporting financial information are covered.
    Prerequisite(s): BN1208

    BN2410: Payroll Applications
    Students are instructed in how various payroll records are generated and used. The payment of wages and salaries and the associated taxes are studied. The appropriate journal and ledger entries are covered as are the completion of all related government forms and the management of various types of employment benefits.
    Prerequisite(s): BN1208

    BN2420: Business Law and Legal Procedures
    This course is comprised of an in-depth study of legal and ethical components of business. Emphasis is placed on how to analyze and determine why successful companies have high standards for product quality, concern for employee safety, and reputations for fairness and good service. Students are instructed in procedures for conducting business effectively while conforming to the basic rules of society, both those embodied in law and those embodied in ethical customs. Case studies and selected readings are covered to reinforce critical issues. Written reports and oral presentations are used to strengthen communication skills.
    Prerequisite(s): None

    BN2428: Computerized Spreadsheets
    This course covers the theory of electronic spreadsheets. Topics include formula creation, template design, formatting features, statistical, mathematical and financial functions, file operations, report generation, graphics, and macros.
    Prerequisite(s): BN1108

    BN2480: Personnel Management
    This course addresses the skills that are critical for any manager’s success. These skills include a full range of personal, interpersonal, and organizational knowledge and competence. The course also focuses on relevant management skills that are useful in a technological work environment. A problem-based study helps to answer fundamental and specific management questions and analyze challenges that may arise on the job.
    Prerequisite(s): BN1610

    BN2508: Computerized Accounting Applications
    In this course, students study accounting principles applied through the use of the microcomputer. Emphasis is placed on practical experience and students are evaluated on their mastery of computerized accounting software including general ledger, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.
    Prerequisite(s): BN1208

    BN2528: Relational Database Applications
    This course covers the practical use of relational database programs. A computerized simulation project is designed to enable students to learn both manual and electronic records. Topics include relational databases, data manipulation, data control, datasheets, tables, queries, forms and macros.
    Prerequisite(s): BN1108

    BN2558: Management and Information Processing
    Instruction includes discussions on management concepts, organizational behavior, business ethics, supervisory skills, performance and productivity evaluations, and problem solving and decision making. Instruction also includes ways in which information technology and information systems are used by different organizational functions and at different management levels. Coursework includes individual and group assignments, projects and case studies, and written reports and oral presentations.
    Prerequisite(s): None

    GE1116: Introduction to Psychology
    This course presents a survey of the field of general psychology and a study of the native and acquired controls of human behavior, with emphasis on the mental process and the development of personality.
    Prerequisite(s): None

    GE1216: Speech Communication
    The theory and practice of speech communication behavior in one-on-one, small-group, and public communication situations is introduced. This course is designed for students to learn more about themselves, improve skills in communicating with others, and prepare and deliver formal public speeches.
    Prerequisite(s): None

    GE1316: College Algebra
    The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of a wide variety of algebraic concepts and problem-solving methods. Topics include algebraic skills, problem-solving applications, equations and inequalities, graphing, relations and functions (including exponential, logarithmic, linear, polynomial, rational, and absolute value), systems of equations, and binomial theorem.
    Prerequisite(s): None

    GE1416: English Composition
    This course is designed to provide students practice in reading and writing expository and argumentative prose. The various elements of composition, such as logical organization, effective diction, and complete and varied development are stressed. A formal research paper is required.
    Prerequisite(s): None