The Business Administration Department has developed a series of business workshops covering a variety of topics. All courses are one credit hour (eight hours of in-class instruction).
These workshops are designed to meet the changing needs of tomorrow's workforce. Additionally, courses can be customized to meet your company's specific needs and can be taught on-site.
Workshops Available/Course Descriptions:
BUS 190 (Management 1 credit) -- This course is a part of a series of workshops wherein current topics of interest are presented. They are offered upon demand and can be tailored to the needs of individuals, business and industry.
BUS 190B (Problem Solving 1 credit) -- The goal of this course is to help students improve problem-solving skills. Emphasis is placed on developing the five-step process for problem solving: Defining the Situation, Stating the Goal, Identifying a Solution, Preparing a Plan, and Taking Action.
BUS 190C (Teambuilding 1 credit) -- The goal of this course is to help students identify factors and develop the skills necessary for becoming part of a successful team. Emphasis is placed on developing skills in communication, shared leadership, and conflict resolution.
BUS 190D (Self-Management 1 credit) -- The goal of this course is to help students build skills necessary to take responsibility and adjust to the changing demands of the workplace. Emphasis is placed on developing abilities to adjust to new technologies or processes, upgrading skills, career planning, and personal transitions.
BUS 190E (Employability Skills 1 credit) -- The goal of this course is to help students develop skills to make them more employable. Emphasis is placed on developing a professional resume and cover letter, organizing a job search campaign, interviewing, resigning from a position, and accepting new positions.
BUS 190F (Organizational Communications 1 credit) -- The goal of this course is to help students build personal skills that allow them to communicate effectively in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on verbal, nonverbal, and written communications as they relate to professional work habits.
BUS 190G (Interpersonal Relations For Management 1 credit) -- The goal of this course is to help students achieve better interpersonal relationships on the job. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of professional treatment of customers, managing diversity, commitment to quality, managing office politics, developing positive attitudes, and self-discipline.
BUS 190H (Time Management 1 credit) -- The goal of this course is to assist students in developing effective time management skills. Emphasis is placed on learning to set priorities, make decisions effectively, delegate appropriately, concentrate on specific tasks, and increase personal productivity.
BUS 190I (Directed Readings In Management 1 credit) -- The goal of this course is to allow students to research a current topic of interest. Topics chosen should benefit the student's professional development or allow for gathering beneficial research for the student's place of work.
BUS 190J (Ethics In The Workplace 1 credit) -- The goal of this course is to allow students to explore the arena of ethics in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on ethics case studies.
BUS 190K (Stress Management 1 credit) -- This course is designed to help students develop skills in managing stress associated with careers in business. Emphasis is placed on developing coping skills such as conflict resolution, delegation, and identifying problems early to avoid unnecessary stress.
BUS 190L (Developing a Business Plan 1 credit) -- This course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a personal business plan. The course focuses on the following areas: purpose of a business plan, mechanics of writing a business plan, components of a business plan, and research techniques.
BUS 190M (Evaluating the Entrepreneurial Personality 1 credit) -- This course is designed to allow students to identify in themselves and others characteristics that are favorable for the successful entrepreneur. Self-analysis and a study of entrepreneurial traits are included.
BUS 190N (Financing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise 1 credit) -- This course is designed to inform students about the options available for financing an entrepreneurial enterprise. The course allows students to investigate possible sources of financing and to study topics such as break-even analysis, fixed and variable costs, and financial statements.
BUS 190P (Planning for Supervising Human Resources 1 credit) -- This course is designed to offer insight into the employee relation side of conducting business. Emphasis is placed on identifying employment needs, training, supervising, and motivating employees.
BUS 190Q (Planning Market Strategy 1 credit) -- This course is designed to allow owners of businesses to develop a market strategy. Included is a discussion of market analysis, competition, sales and distribution, and pricing strategies.
BUS 190R (Promotion Strategies 1 credit) -- This course allows students to look specifically at two kinds of promotional strategies: Advertising and Public Relations. Students explore how each of these strategies strongly affects the success of a business.
BUS 190S (Choosing a Location for a Business 1 credit) -- This course is designed to help students planning to start their own business to choose a suitable location and facility. Course content focuses onsite location, purchasing or leasing an existing facility, and arranging layout.
BUS 190T (Statistical Process Control (SPC) - Variable Data 1 credit) -- This course covers descriptive statistics, types of data, and how to calculate, plot, and analyze various variable charts such as average and range, median and range, and standard deviations. Variable charts are used with measurable data.
BUS 190U (Statistical Process Control (SPC) - Attribute Data 1 credit) -- This course addresses the development of non-measurable data into attribute charts for analysis of a process capability. Type of charts covered are P, NP, C and U with emphasis given to development of P-type charts.
For further information or to arrange a class for your company, please call the Business Administration Department, at 306-2676.