ADMS 1018 This course covers basic information on the history of computers, computer hardware and desktop application software. Students will learn the fundamentals of word processing (Word), spreadsheet (Excel), database (Access), and presentation applications (PowerPoint). Students will also be introduced to use of basic file management and the Internet.
BUSN 1000 Examine the background and theories of supervision and management. Ease the transition to management by gaining the knowledge and.skills necessary to be successful in a management role including planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling.
BUSN 1320 Identify what it takes to become a diversity leader in your organization and community. Learn the complexities of managing in todays diverse workforce. Explore the evolution of diversity from the past, present and future perspectives. Assess personal, group and organizational viewpoints toward diversity and diversity initiatives. Examine the legal aspects related to discrimination, affirmative action, bias and stereotyping in human resource activities. Implore effective communication methods to build relationships and understanding. Utilize the differences, similarities and tensions of individuals and groups into a collaborative and competitive advantage for your organization. Eliminate barriers affecting equal access and professional growth and mobility.
ENGL 1150 This course emphasizes the process of writing expository and persuasive essays using effective writing skills and a variety of research techniques. Also included in the course content are critical reading and logical reasoning.
Meets MnTC Goal 1. Prerequisites: See course details in eServices for prerequisite information.
SPEE 1020 This course is intended to increase student's awareness of the processes, models, and theories of interpersonal communication relative to relationships that impact people's personal and professional lives. Through self-analysis and reflection, case studies, practical application, and critical thinking, students will examine the influence of communicative behaviors on themselves, their personal relationships, groups, and society. Concepts include self-esteem, self-fulfilling prophecies, perception, ethics, emotion, conflict, cultural awareness, language, nonverbal communication, social media, and listening. Meets Goal 7. Meets MNTC Goal 1 Fall 2016 and after.
BUSN 1110 Business law and ethics affect every business, whether you are a for profit or nonprofit organization. Laws are not constant as they are interpreted by the courts which create vast uncertainty for business. Organizations must comply with the law, period. Ethics (like many laws) are not always clear; in fact, they are gray and we often learn from other organizations mistakes. Organizations should live by a "Code of Ethics" to promote ethical behavior at all levels, and advise individuals/employees on what to do when they observe or perceive something unethical. You will examine workplace issues impacting supervisory responsibilities and explore the influence of ethics on individuals and organizations. You will be introduced to the American legal system. Understand civil, criminal, contract, employment, and labor laws and how they affect business.
BUSN 1210 Understand the project management process and learn to utilize the appropriate tools to initiate, plan, execute, control and close projects. Learn to apply knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to project activities to meet project requirements. Understand how organizational planning impacts the projects by means of project prioritization based on risk, funding, and the organization's strategic plan.
ECON 1100 This course is an introduction to: price mechanisms, supply and demand, resource allocation, analysis of market structures, distribution of income, and business decisions with regard to cost analysis.
Meets MnTC Goal 5
ACCT 1010 This course covers the fundamental accounting concepts and principles which are used in a business environment to provide reports on the economic condition of a sole proprietor organization. The focus will be on the accrual method of accounting, utilizing Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to analyze and record transactions. The ultimate objective is to understand the effects of these transactions in order to provide timely and relevant information in the form of financial statements. This course provides detailed information on topics of the accounting cycle, journalizing, posting, trial balances, adjusting entries, financial statements, cash reconciliations and internal control.
MATS 1300 Linear, quadratic, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and other functions are carefully analyzed, with particular emphasis on graphical transformations (shifting, reflecting, stretching and compressing). Additional topics include matrices and Gaussian elimination; solving complex equations, including those in quadratic form and those that must be solved graphically; variation problems; particle motion; optimization problems; composition and inverse functions; arithmetic and geometric sequences; properties of logarithms and exponential/logarithmic equations; exponential growth and decay.
MnTC Goals: Goal 04 - Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
Prerequisites: MATS 0800 Algebra Emporium or see course details in eServices for more prerequisite information.
MKTC 1000 Marketing is the building of business relationships between an organization and a consumer. This course examines the business function of marketing. Students will learn how marketers deliver value in satisfying customer needs and wants, determine target markets best served by the organization, and decide upon appropriate products, services, and programs to serve these markets. Students will explore topics including legal issues, consumer behavior, ethics, competition, economics, technology, and global factors affecting product and services, pricing, promotion, personnel, and distribution decisions.
SPEE 1015 This speech course introduces students to the factors involved in becoming efficient communicators in both individual and group presentations. The course emphasis will be placed on audience analysis, research and organization, speech construction, and delivery techniques.
Meets MnTC Goal 1
ACCT 2110 This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of planning, controlling, and decision making used by managers. Included are the principles and concepts used to account for materials, labor, and overhead in a manufacturing or service entity. Topics include job order costing, process costing, cost behaviors, and flexible budgets and performance analysis. Prerequisite: ACCT1010
BUSN 2010 Complete a workplace improvement project applying the knowledge and skills you have learned from the Business Management program. If the student is not employed at the time of registration, a personal improvement or community-based project may be conducted with approval by the program advisor. Credits may be variable based on the scope of the project. Reflect on learning from the project. All students will complete a nationally recognized exam encompassing the overall learning from the program of study.
*Register in the last semester of the program unless otherwise approved by the advisor.
BUSN 2970 An internship experience provides the business student with an opportunity to explore career interests while applying knowledge and skills learned in courses through a work setting. The experience also helps students gain a clearer sense of what they still need to learn and provides an opportunity to build professional networks.
**Register in the last semester of the program unless otherwise approved by the advisor.
ECON 1200 This course analyzes the interactions between all segments of the economic system. The course will focus on savings and investment, aggregate supply and aggregate demand, the monetary system, unemployment and inflation, and fiscal policy. Additional topics may include the balance of payments and currency exchange rates determination.
Meets MnTC Goal 5
MATS 1251 Fundamental principles of inferential statistics are presented in lecture augmented by computer labs using Excel. Essential topics include sampling methods; descriptive statistics; counting and probability; poisson, binomal, normal and other probability distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis testing; inferences from two samples; correlation and regression. Optional topics include goodness-of-fit and contingency tables; ANOVA; nonparemetrics; and statistical process control. Meets MnTC Goal 4 Prerequisite: MATS0700 or see course details in eServices for more prerequisite information.