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Business Administration Course Descriptions

Business courses offered at the following campuses:
MCC-Blue River
MCC-Longview
MCC-Maple Woods
MCC-Penn Valley
MCC-Online

Program Coordinator: Zack McNeil, 816.604.2522

Accounting Courses

ACCT 100 - Introduction to Accounting - 3.00 credits

Introduction to the steps of the accounting cycle. Practical background in accounting for professional offices and/or merchandising businesses.

ACCT 101 - Accounting Principles I - 3.00 credits

This course covers the practice and application of accounting principles involved in the process of preparing financial statements in accordance with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

ACCT 102 - Accounting Principles II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ACCT 101 with a minimum grade of C. This course involves the practice and application of accounting principles involved in corporations. Departmentalization, budgeting, and statement analysis are all covered; along with introductory managerial accounting concepts.

ACCT 103 - Managerial Accounting - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ACCT 101 with a minimum grade of C. Interaction between the fields of accounting and management with emphasis on analysis of accounting records for aiding managerial decision making.

ACCT 104 - Payroll Accounting - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ACCT 101 with a minimum grade of C. Basic theory of payroll accounting for a professional enterprise.

ACCT 140 - Individual Income Tax - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ACCT 101 with a minimum grade of C. Principles of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) as applied to individual returns are covered, along with forms required from the employer and the individual. Course involves preparation of individual tax form 1040 and accompanying schedules.

ACCT 153 - Accounting Information Systems - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ACCT 101 with a minimum grade of C. Investigations, application and utilization of accounting software packages in a computerized business accounting system..

ACCT 155 - Accounting Using Spreadsheets - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ACCT 101 with a minimum grade of C. Investigations, application and utilization of accounting software packages in a computerized business accounting system.

ACCT 158 - Introduction to Data Analytics for Accounting - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ACCT 102 with a minimum grade of C. Learning to analyze data with technological assistance in a way that assists in answering fundamental business and accounting questions and create value.

ACCT 202 - Intermediate Accounting I - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: ACCT 102 with a minimum grade of C. This course covers advanced practice and application of financial reporting accounting in accordance with the generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), includes financial statements, related disclosures, asset measurement, income determination, valuation of liabilities and investments.

ACCT 290 - Accounting Capstone - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required. Independent study in accounting under the supervision of a faculty member. This course is graded as Pass/Fail.

 

Business Courses

BUSN 100 - Introduction to Business - 3.00 credits

This course is designed to help students acquire essential academic success skills while exploring business administration careers through an overview of all phases of business, including ownership, marketing, human resources, finance, management, managerial controls, and the relationship of business to the social and economic environment in which it operates.

BUSN 105 - Business Communications - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: Business Communications identifies the scope and structure of communications within a business environment. The areas of study include writing processes involving a wide variety of business correspondences. Instruction in current methods of electronic communication will be provided. Emphasis is placed on formal reports within the APA and MLA formats/structures.

BUSN 107 - Organizational Behavior - 3.00 credits

Course investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and organizational structures have on behavior in the workplace. The student will develop individual competencies with emphasis in business environments. The acquired competencies can be applied toward improving individual and organizational effectiveness.

BUSN 130 - Entrepreneurship - 3.00 credits

A combined practical, hands-on, and academic approach to entrepreneurship via the creative and innovative process of recognizing opportunity, gathering resources and creating a feasibility study around conceptualizing a business idea and business plan.

BUSN 150 - Marketing - 3.00 credits

The principles of marketing involves the structure of marketing institutions in a global environment. The course includes analysis of marketing functions, consumer behavior, segmentation, market research, product planning, pricing, promotion, distribution and marketing strategies. Internet and electronic mail activities are integrated to develop competencies in data collection, application and task analysis.

BUSN 152 - Principles of Selling - 3.00 credits

This class covers the basic foundations for understanding the concepts and practices of personal selling. Emphasis will be on developing relationships and partnerships in the selling process.

BUSN 160 - Field Experience I - 3.00 credits

Independent study in business related field under the supervision of a Business faculty member. For students currently employed a minimum of 19 hours per week.

BUSN 190 - Personal Finance - 3.00 credits

Principles of personal financial planning enabling the student to achieve personal economic satisfaction and long-term financial security. Topics will include career planning, taxes, banking, consumer strategies, housing, transportation, insurance, investments, retirement and estate planning.

BUSN 200 - Business Management - 3.00 credits

The course focuses on management functions such as planning, organizing, leading and controlling for successful managerial activities. The students will learn how successful managers use organizational resources through organizational functions in order to effectively and efficiently achieve organizational objectives.

BUSN 202 - Retail Management - 3.00 credits

This course presents an overview of the retail value chain. It explores the current retail environment and key retail management strategies. Students gain an understanding of how to manage in the highly competitive retail environment.

BUSN 204 - Small Business Management - 3.00 credits

The course focuses on principles needed to own and/or manage a small business. It looks at many aspects of business including, but not limited to hiring and retaining talent, financial management, marketing strategies, and legal matters from unique the perspective of a small business.

BUSN 210 - Logistics Management - 3.00 credits

Logistics Management is an integrated system approach involving a variety of environments within a global marketplace. The course explores the logistic system from inbound movement of material and freight into the organization, through physical distribution of the completed product to the consumer. Includes hands-on applications, activities and simulations using the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals’ guidelines and material.

BUSN 211 - Operations Management - 3.00 credits

This course covers the central role and importance of the operations function in both service and product organizations. Strategy, design, scheduling, materials handling, inventory, production, MRP and distribution are covered.

BUSN 212 - Transportation Management - 3.00 credits

This course covers the significance of an integrated, well-organized, transportation system to a market-driven economy. The development of the transportation system to the U.S. from both historic and economic perspectives is included.

BUSN 213 - Warehouse and Distribution Centers - 3.00 credits

Warehousing and Distribution Centers is an integrated system approach involving a variety of environments within a global marketplace. The course covers the organization and operations of warehouses and distribution centers. The major components are warehousing and distribution center paradigms, system design, locations, technology and financial dimensions.

BUSN 240 - Human Resources Management - 3.00 credits

This course provides an overview of the human resources management functions within an organization and the human resources management profession generally.

BUSN 260 - Management Internship I - 3.00 credits

On-the-job experience approved by the coordinator.

BUSN 261 - Management Internship II - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: BUSN 260 with a grade of C or higher. On-the-job experience approved by the coordinator.

BUSN 270 - Legal Environment of Business - 3.00 credits

Provides a survey of laws that are important to persons as citizens of the United States and as participants in its economic system.

BUSN 290 - Business Capstone - 1.00 credits

Prerequisite: Instructor approval required. This course is required to obtain an Associate in Applied Science Degree with a Management emphasis. Independent study in business related areas under the supervision of a faculty member. Pass/Fail.

 

Hospitality Management Courses

HMGT 100 - Introduction to Hospitality - 3.00 credits

An introduction to the hospitality industry including the vocabulary, organization and structure of hotels, restaurants, casinos and other areas of the tourism industry. It will also include what individual skills sets are needed to have a successful career in the industry.

HMGT 102 - Foodservice Sanitation - 1.00 credits

An introduction to the procedures of food safety. The student will know the principles of managing the flow of food throughout a foodservice operation and the policies and procedure to keep a foodservice operation in compliance with the national food code. At successful completion of this course the student will receive national certification from the National Restaurant Association ServSafe® Foodhandling.