BUSINESS (BUS)

BUS 002  PERSONAL FINANCE  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Consumer financial management of financial records and budgets, savings plans, taxes, housing, managing credit, risk management, and investment fundamentals. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BUS 009  INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: BUS 110

Principles, concepts, and functions of modern business in a global society. Examination of the general business environment, economic systems, business ethics, operations, project management, and technology. Emphasis on the fundamentals of economics, business ownership, entrepreneurship, finance, management, leadership, and marketing. Exploration of career options in business and the development of business problem-solving skills. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BUS 010  INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Exploration of management concepts, theories, and principles, with a focus on a manager's job responsibilities and the role that managers play in planning, organizing, leading and motivating teams, and controlling organizations. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BUS 011A  BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

C-ID: BUS 115

Prerequisite(s): ENGL 001A or 001AH

Principles of effective business writing and oral communication skills. Develop writing skills for goodwill, negative news, persuasive, employment messages, report writing and documents using Web sources. Prepare business presentations and practice professionalism. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BUS 012A  BUSINESS LAW  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

C-ID: BUS 125

Development and functions of common law. Definitions and classification of law, court systems and procedures. Law of torts: intentional torts, negligence, defenses, strict liability. Law of intellectual property and cyberlaw. Criminal law and procedures. Law of Contracts: requirement for enforceable agreements, defenses, third parties, performance and remedies. Law of sales and lease contracts: formation, title, risk, insurable interest, performance, remedies and warranties. Constitutional Law and Business. Business ethics. Business entities and agency. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BUS 012B  BUSINESS LAW TRANSACTIONS & ORGANIZATIONS  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

Prerequisite(s): BUS 012A

Review of ethics, principles, and application of rules of law relating to business organizations. Topics include negotiable instruments, creditors' rights and bankruptcy, agency and employment, business entities, government regulations, personal property, bailments, real property, and landlord-tenant law. Intended for Business and Paralegal students. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BUS 014A  MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS-FINITE  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MATH 130

Prerequisite(s): MATH 131 or 150 or placement based on the Mathematics placement process

Algebraic and geometric concepts applied to finding solutions of problems in business, economics, and social sciences. Special emphasis on mathematics of finance, linear and quadratic functions, break-even analysis, supply/demand curves, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrices, linear programming, sets and Venn diagrams, combinatorial techniques, and probability. Total of 54 hours lecture and 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BUS 014B  MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS-CALCULUS  
4 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC

C-ID: MATH 140

Prerequisite(s): BUS 014A

Techniques of calculus with emphasis placed on the application of these concepts to business and management related problems. Applications of derivatives and integrals of functions including polynomials, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions are studied with special emphasis on system optimization, cost and revenue analysis, marginal analysis, elasticity, consumer and producers' surplus, and continuous flow of money problems. Total of 72 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BUS 016  BUSINESS COMPUTATIONS USING TECHNOLOGY  
3 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Comprehensive study of business computations using current technology. Topics include banking services, payroll, markup and markdown, interest and loans, taxes, cash and trade discounts, and depreciation. For students interested in business careers. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BUS 020  INDEPENDENT STUDY  
1 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): Completion of two courses in the Business Education Division

Individual business-related projects; research techniques; written reports. Pass/no pass grading. Total of 54 hours laboratory.

Grade Mode: Audit, Pass/No-Pass
BUS 070A  WORK EXPERIENCE/INTERNSHIP (PAID)  
0.5-6 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): Completion of one semester at Pasadena City College and completion of one course in major
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor approval

Provides students on-the-job learning in a paid position. Development of effective work habits, attitudes, and career awareness so as to enable students to become productive employees. Credit may be accrued at the rate of 0.5 to 6 units per semester. One unit of credit for each 75 hours of paid work experience.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BUS 070B  WORK EXPERIENCE/INTERNSHIP (UNPAID)  
0.5-6 unit  

Transfer Credit: CSU

Prerequisite(s): Completion of one semester at Pasadena City College and completion of one course in major
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor approval

Provides students on-the-job learning in an unpaid position. Development of effective work habits, attitudes, and career awareness so as to enable students to become productive employees. Credit may be accrued at the rate of 0.5 to 6 units per semester. One unit of credit for each 60 hours of unpaid work experience.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BUS 112  BUSINESS ENGLISH  
3 unit  
Recommended Preparation: ENGL 400 or ESL 033B

Review of grammar mechanics; writing effective business communications through study of word usage, punctuation, sentence pattern and structure, and paragraphing. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BUS 114  BUSINESS MATHEMATICS  
3 unit  

Mathematical processes and techniques currently used in the fields of business and finance. Emphasis on solving business problems related to financial decision-making and the management of cash flow. Calculate percentages, trade and cash discounts, markups and markdowns, simple and compound interest, bank discounts, present and future value of annuities and sinking funds. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BUS 116  ENTREPRENEURSHIP  
3 unit  

Fundamental aspects of an entrepreneurial mindset as an essential life skill. Application of proven principles of successful entrepreneurship and the steps necessary to identify and create opportunities. Development of the process of identifying problems, finding solutions, and making business connections beyond the classroom. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BUS 117  HUMAN RELATIONS/ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR  
3 unit  

Study of the interpersonal skills needed to succeed in the business environment. How people work and relate at the individual, group and organizational level. Special attention is given to appropriate communication skills in the workplace, team work, motivation, leadership skill and how to handle organizational change. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BUS 118  INVESTMENTS  
3 unit  

Analysis of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate trusts, commodities, and related investments. Concepts and skills needed to make sound financial decisions, to understand financial statements, interest rates, bond, and stock markets, as well as acquiring, managing and budgeting capital and making financial forecasts. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BUS 128  HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT  
3 unit  

Human resource administration of public and private organizations including personnel administration, supervision and training. Emphasis on actual personnel problems; principles and methods involved in recruitment, selection and placement of employees with regard to affirmative action programs, training, experience and aptitudes. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BUS 150  INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS  
3 unit  

General business problems, theories, techniques, and strategies necessary for the development of business activities in the global marketplace. Topics include the impact of culture, political and economic environments on international business operations of countries worldwide. Global perspective of business fundamentals as they relate to international management, communication, marketing, finance, and ethics. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BUS 151  INTERNATIONAL MARKETING  
3 unit  

Marketing techniques and strategies necessary to incorporate international marketing concepts into the global marketplace. Promotes an understanding of the impact that a country's culture and environment have on the marketing mix as well as the challenges of competing in global markets. Total 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BUS 152  PRINCIPLES OF IMPORTING AND EXPORTING  
3 unit  

Overview of importing and exporting as drivers of globalization. Explores the benefits, costs, and risks of importing and exporting, as well as trade regulations involved. Covers cross-culture comparisons of foreign business, legal and political practices, trade patterns, and markets as a means of implementing successful import/export plans. Total 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BUS 160  SALES AND CUSTOMER SERVICE  
3 unit  

Analysis of the steps involved in the selling process and the delivery of effective customer service in order to enhance goodwill and improve company performance. Theory and skills include building customer rapport, handling problems and complaints, communicating, dealing with difficult customers and projecting a professional image. Development of the relationship between the company and the competition. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade
BUS 161  APPLIED BUSINESS PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES  
2 unit  

A study of appropriate business policies, practices and procedures; business etiquette/protocol; cultural diversity in the global workplace; and conflict resolution. Total of 36 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade
BUS 170  WORK EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP  
3 unit  
Enrollment Limitation: 3 units in Business, Business Information Technology or Accounting AND Permission of the Dean

Supervised work experience in a professional organization to assist in employment transition. Analysis of professional activities, behavior style and collaborative team dynamics. Requires 60 hours of non-paid work or 75 hours of paid work for one semester unit. Total of 60 to 225 hours of work experience.

Grade Mode: Audit, Letter Grade, Pass/No-Pass
BUS 180  SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT  
3 unit  

Examination of the process of planning, organizing, and controlling the flow of materials and services from supplier to end users/customers. Focus on coordinating supply management, operations and integrated logistics into a seamless pipeline to maintain a continual flow of products and services. Total of 54 hours lecture.

Grade Mode: Letter Grade