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Business Administration Courses (BUS)

Courses for Undergraduates

100 Global Business, Markets, and Society (3:3)

Open to freshmen and sophomores

Introductory exploration of the role of business in a free market society. Introduction to basic business terminology. Examination of current business issues facing actual companies.

105A Introduction to Business Skills Development (1:2)

Open to first and second semester freshmen.

Development of business skills determined by employers as critical for success. Fosters development of skills early in a student’s academic career to promote success in both college and work.

105B Career Planning and Business Skills Assessment (1:1)

Pr. sophomore standing

Pr. or coreq. ACC 201, 202; ECO 201, 202, 250; ISM 110, 280; ENG 101, 102; CST 105; MAT 115, 120

Course may not be repeated.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP).

Introduction to career planning and development of business skills. Course includes exam to assess business skills development in the pre- and co-requisite courses.

110 Exploring Business Basics (6:3:9)

Pr. admission to an approved program

Planned experiences and instruction to acquire skills and knowledge in regard to values, needs, and wants as well as customer service, self-assessment, problem-solving, and career planning. (Fall & Spring)

201 Creativity, Innovation, and Vision (3:3)

GE Core: GSB

Creativity and innovation is examined through an interdisciplinary lens. We examine how creative and innovative thinking gives us the vision to see opportunities and how they impact society. (Fall & Spring) (Same as ENT 201)

204 Experimental Course: Entrepreneurial Bootcamp (3:3)

Provides students, in an intensive environment, with an assessment of their entrepreneurial potential and an introduction to the business discipline needed to convert potential into a sustainable endeavor. (Same as ENT 204) (Offered summer '07 and summer '08)

206 Campus Entrepreneurs (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing or permission of instructor; GPA of 2.0 or above

Students learn the basics of establishing a new business from idea to inception through the finalized business plan. Students may have the opportunity to establish a viable business on campus. (Same as ENT 206; formerly BUS 306)

220 Field Experience in Business (3)

Pr. admission to an approved program

Provides students with an early business experience. Requirements consist of a minimum of 300 hours of employment and completion of designated educational activities.

230 Applied Business Concepts (6:3:15–30)

Pr. admission to an approved program

Extension of business knowledge through on-site study of a business or organization. Includes 45 hours of classroom and professional development activities. Written assignments, reports, and/or papers required.

240 Introduction to the Entrepreneurial Experience (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing; admission to an approved program

Introduction to the entrepreneurial experience including historical perspectives, the role of entrepreneurs in supporting the economy, the entrepreneurial process, venture creation, and innovation. (Same as ENT 240; formerly MGT 240)

300 Ideas to Opportunities: Feasibility Analysis (3:3)

Pr. ENT/FIN 200 or ENT/FIN 315; or permission of instructor

Provides the knowledge and skills to develop a feasibility plan for a new business venture that will be the basis for developing a business plan. (Fall & Spring) (Same as ENT 300)

305 Introduction to the Business of Health-Care Management (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing

Influence of health-care services/systems on business organizations. Issues of health-care organizations, professions, ethics, and assessment. Organizational patterns for health-care delivery and issues in financing health care.

328 Organizational Leadership (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing

The course examines the theories and models of leadership. Environmental pressures, organizational objectives, company culture, and individual ethical standards will be examined to incorporate the situational determinants of leadership effectiveness.

336 Opportunities to Action: Business Plan (3:3)

Pr. ENT/BUS 300

Provides the knowledge and skills to develop a feasibility plan into a business plan for a new venture, which culminates in a business plan competition. (Fall & Spring) (Same as ENT 336)

337 Family Business (3:3)

Overview of family business, including what is required for family harmony and business continuity. (Fall) (Same as ENT 337)

338 Franchising (3:3)

This course introduces the student to opportunities in franchising including becoming a franchisee or franchisor. (Fall) (Same as ENT 338)

339 Entrepreneurial Leadership (3:3)

Leadership theories, skills, and practices necessary for effectiveness in varied entrepreneurial settings, including private businesses, corporations, not-for-profit organizations, and social movements. (Summer) (Same as ENT 339)

340 Social Entrepreneurship (3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing; admission to an approved program

Introduction to social entrepreneurship including identification of social problems and how they are solved through innovation, community impact, sustainability, ethical, scalable, economic value creation, and risk-taking efforts. (Fall & Spring) (Same as ENT 340; formerly MGT 340)

342 International Entrepreneurship (3:3)

Creation and management of business ventures with international dimensions are examined, and economic and formal/informal institutions affecting entrepreneurship are discussed. (Same as ENT 342)

413 Special Problems in Business and Marketing Education (1–3)

Pr. junior standing; admission to an approved program

Opportunity for students to work individually on a problem of special interest. Student should secure recommendation from an instructor and consult with the Division Director before registering for the course.

450 Directed Business Practice in Entrepreneurship (1–4:1:3–12)

Pr. junior standing; permission of instructor

Open to all majors.

Planned work experience approved in advance by instructor. Regularly scheduled class attendance as well as reading, writing, and skill practice assignments are required. (Same as ENT 450)

455 Coordination of Work-Based Programs (3)

Pr. junior standing

Philosophy, principles, strategies, techniques, and procedures for coordination of work-based programs. Emphasis on elements common to all areas of work-based programs. Review and analysis of pertinent research.

463 Business/Marketing Education Instructional Materials and Methods (3:3)

Pr. senior standing

Analysis, planning, and evaluation of instructions in business education and marketing education, including attention to special needs groups.

465 Supervised Teaching (9)

Pr. BUS 463; ELC 381, TED 450, 470

Observation, teaching under supervision, and participation in the total school and related community activities of a teacher. Full-time responsibility for at least twelve weeks.

469 Business/Marketing Education Programs: Development, Organization, and Operation (3:3)

Pr. senior standing

Emphasizes historical development and present organizational structure of business education and marketing education at the district, regional, and state levels.

470 Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management (3:3)

Pr. MKT 320, FIN 315, SCM 302; admission to an approved program

Application of management principles to small business organizations. How to start a new enterprise. Requirements for successful operation of a small business. (Fall) (Same as ENT 470)

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.


497 Survey of Business and Marketing Education (3:3)

Pr. junior standing and permission of director

Emphasis on philosophy and organization of business and marketing education programs in North Carolina, curriculum and instructional design, sources and uses of occupational information and program evaluative measures.

498 Curriculum and Classroom Organization of Business and Marketing Programs (3:3)

Pr. junior standing and permission of director

Designed for pre-service and in-service teachers of business and marketing programs. Emphasis on curriculum development, teaching techniques, resources, facilities, and evaluation.

499 Selected Topics in Entrepreneurship (1–3)

Pr. junior standing; permission of instructor

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

Study of topics of common interest to those interested in entrepreneurship. Group discussion and study rather than independent study emphasized. Generally non-recurring topics studied. (Same as ENT 499)

Courses for Advanced Undergraduates & Graduate Students

540 Social Entrepreneurship: Justice and a Green Environment (3:3)

Pr. upper division undergraduate or graduate student status

Interdisciplinary course in social entrepreneurship. Exploration of models for designing and implementing entrepreneurial projects that respond to social, economic, environmental, and justice issues. Introduction to direct action and evaluation. (Same as CST 540, ENT 540, SWK 540, WGS 540)

Please refer to The Graduate School Bulletin
for graduate-level courses.