BUS 113 (3-0-3)
This course emphasizes the concepts of mathematics as they apply to a wide-range of personal and commercial business problems. The topics covered include how to dissect and solve word problems; fractions, decimals; banking; percents and their applications; trade and cash discounts; payroll; simple interest; compound interest and present value; installment buying; depreciation; and inventory and overhead.
BUS 118 (3-0-3)
This course uses the touch method in teaching the alphabetic and numeric keys. Emphasis is on formatting, proofreading, and editing techniques using Microsoft Word. Topics include letters, memoranda, reports, and tables. Standard English composition skills are covered in the production of documents.
BUS 121 (3-0-3)
Business Law I
This course focuses on the nature and sources of law pertaining to the legal environment of business, contracts, and commercial transactions.
BUS 123 (3-0-3)
Business Law II
This course focuses on agency and employment law, business organizations, government
regulation and property, and its protection.
PR: BUS 121
BUS 127 (3-0-3)
Business Computer Applications
This course provides hands-on, comprehensive coverage of the concepts and techniques required to use Excel to express, analyze and solve business-related problems. Topics covered include analyzing data with charts and what-if analysis tools, creating pivot tables, managing large workbooks, using advanced sorting and filtering, creating templates, using lookup functions and building complex formulas.
BUS 135 (3-0-3)
Advanced Document Formatting
This course provides advanced document formatting using the functions of Microsoft
Word. Word processing commands are applied on a variety of documents such as letters
with mail merge, tables, and reports. The student will also be introduced to legal
forms, graphic enhancements and meeting management. Proofreading, composition and
other language arts skills are integrated and reinforced.
PR: BUS 118
BUS 212 (3-0-3)
This course provides students with principles of effective communication in business,
both written and oral. It focuses attention on the communication process including
effective listening, writing and speaking. Topics include analysis of business letters,
reports, and memos for organization of ideas, conciseness and clarity. The course
also requires writing business letters, memos and messages for electronic media, writing
business reports, and an oral presentation. Writing resumes and applying and interviewing
for employment are also covered in this course.
PR/CR: ENG 123 F,S
BUS 250 (3-0-3)
Business Co-Op 1
Cooperative education is a learning experience which integrates the student’s academic
field of study with work experience in business and industry. Co-op students receive
college credit for structured, on the job learning experiences related to their academic
field and completion of an orientation. Students work 240 hours at the workplace during
a 15-week period.
PR: 2.5 GPA and Permission by Division
BUS 252 (3-0-3)
Business Plan Development
This award-winning course guides would-be entrepreneurs and existing businesses through the step-by-step process of starting, operating, and managing a business. Students receive training and guidance from successful business owners and advisors, learn about the core topics related to successfully starting and growing a business, work closely with other entrepreneurs, and expand their professional network. A complete business plan is developed and presented to a panel of judges in a competition sponsored by Sunmark Credit Union. Classes are held off-campus at the Capital Region Chamber’s location in Colonie, NY (just off of Wolf Road). Approval by the Division of Business, Criminal Justice and Law and the Capital Region Chamber of Commerce is required to enroll in this course.
BUS 253 (3-0-3)
Introduction Bank Security Act and Money Laundering
This course provides and introduction to the legal framework involving the Bank Secrecy
Act and the role of banks in the United States in combating and preventing money laundering
and terrorist financing. Topics include review and reporting requirements, assessing
risks of services and entities, identification of suspicious activity and associated
sanctions. Course material is contextualized in appropriate business entity legal
frameworks and internal control structures.
PR: BUS 121, ACC 240