Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Progrm
Course Offerings, Spring 2013 Schenectady County CC
In-class courses begin January 22nd, ONLINE begin Jauary 28, 2013
CITA 325 – Systems Analysis CRN 11096
Monday, 6:00pm – 8:45pm, STK303 Instructor – Jack Rivituso
Course Description: This course provides an overview of the system development life cycle. The course develops the ability to analyze an existing information system within an organization, to identify information requirements, and to specify the functions of a new system using the traditional approach to systems analysis and data modeling. Mandatory Pre-Req: CIS 129
Can count as an upper division Tech or Free Elective
BUSI 350 – Retailing CRN 10999
Tuesday, 9:00am-11:45am Elston 335 Instructor – Paula Reardon
The study and analysis of retailing are the major content areas of this course. The analysis includes types of institutions, store location, layout, organization, buying and merchandising techniques, retail advertising and promotion, operation and control methods, a survey of retailing opportunities, and a research project in technology in retail.
Prerequisite - BUSI245 (MKT 223) Can count as Upper Division FREE or BUSI Elective ____________________________________________________________________________
CITA 330 – Web Publishing CRN 11273
Tuesday , 1:00pm – 3:45pm STK 205 Instructor – Frank Yunker
BUSI 370 – Financial Management CRN 10763
Tuesday, 6:00pm – 8:45pm, Elston 335
Instructor – Michael Izdebski
Course Description: This course is designed to give students in bachelor's degree programs the necessary financial management background for entry-level management positions. (This assumes that the students have not completed a normal business administration sequence of course work.) The purpose of the course is to analyze the financial planning process and the financial operating methods available to firms. It provides students with procedures to analyze financial decisions and to assess options available to a firm in an ever changing business environment. Prerequisites: ACCT 125; ECON 100 OR ECON 110
MATH 115 – Statistics CRN 11288
Wednesday 2:00-4:45pm Elston 335 Instructor – Harrison Wertz
Course Description: This course begins with a study of basic data analysis using various graphical and numerical descriptions and one- and two-variable statistics. Concepts of sampling and experimental design are introduced. Sampling distributions are followed by statistical inference including confidence intervals and hypothesis tests for population means and proportions, ending with an analysis of variance and Chi- square. Microcomputers are employed to study realistic data sets; written statistics projects using Minitab and a word processor are required. A scientific calculator is required with two programs on it: one for calculating the mean and standard deviation, and one for calculating correlation coefficient, slope, and y-intercept for Correlation and Regression. (M) Prerequisite: MATH
BUSI 345 – Risk Management CRN 10838
Wednesday - 6:00pm-8:45pm; Elston 335 Instructor – Peter Zayicek
Course Description: This course describes the concepts available to corporations, non-profit
organizations, and other organizations in their efforts to manage pure risks. The course addresses the
costs of pure risks and employee benefits (e.g., pensions, health insurance, etc.) and how these costs
affect the daily management of a firm as well as long-run profitability and survival. The course examines the
techniques used by management in dealing with the issues including risk assumptions, prevention,
diversification, and transfer via insurance and non-insurance market mechanisms. Prerequisite: BUSI 100/200
HOSP 320 – Hospitality Financial Management CRN 10704
Thursday, 9:00am-11:45am Elston 335 Instructor – Frank Burns
Course Description: The purpose of this course is to analyze the financial planning process and the financial operating methods available to the hospitality firm. The continuously changing operating environment faced by finance managers associated with the hospitality/tourism industry is emphasized. Prerequisites: ACCT 125; ECON 100 or ECON 110 (3: 3,
CITA 365 – Multi-Media Publishing CNR 11281
Thursday, 6:00pm-8:45pm, STK 303 Instructor: Greg Dixon
Course Description:This course introduces students to producing a variety of print, graphic, and video materials that may be used for different types of media. Using current industry-standard software, the course covers basic animation techniques, digital video creation and editing, and graphic design. The techniques learned will be applied to various types of mediums, including but not limited to print,web, and digital video.
____________________________________________________________________________TRVL 310 – Destination of World Geography CRN 10705
Friday, 9:00am-11:45am; Elston 335 Instructor – Brenda Eckler
Course Description: This course differentiates between the major forms of classical geography: physical geography, political geography, and human geography. It substantiates the role of tourism and destination geography as a tool and information base for the travel and tourism industry. The basic concepts of physical, political, and human geography are utilized to analyze the touristic importance of a country or region. The primary focus will be on those factors of touristic significance and their importance and interest to potential tourists and visitors. Can Count as Upper Division FREE Elective
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ONLINE COURSES FOR SPRING 2013 SEMESTER
TEXTBOOKS FOR ALL ONLINE COURSE WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MAIN CAMPUS BOOKSTORE & ALL ONLINE COURSES BEGIN JANUARY 28, 2013
HOSP 470 – Hospitality Management Seminar CRN 10535
ONLINE Instructor – Tracey Caponera
Course Description: An integrative summary course for senior baccalaureate degree students, this seminar provides an opportunity for students to inquire, research, and contribute as part of a student-oriented, group study program. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, shared inquiry, and management games. Readings relevant to current topics in the industry are required and discussed.
Prerequisite: Senior Level Course – Can count as Upper Division Free Elective
HOSP310 – Hospitality for Human Resources II CRN 11198
ONLIN Instructor – Tracey Caponera
Course Description: This course is designed to develop critical-thinking, analysis, decision-making, and management skills related to hospitality human resources management. The case study method, collaborative learning and hands-on projects are the primary vehicles for instruction.
Prerequisites: HOSP 205 and HOSP 210, or permission of the instructor.
BUSI 344 – Organizational Theory CRN 10989
ONLINE Instructor: Paula Reardon
Course Description: This course is designed to provide a conceptual and empirical
understanding of the functions, processes, and structures of groups and organizations. Major
emphasis is placed on topics of group dynamics and organizational theory. The course is
designed to provide a thorough understanding of the current theoretical trends in the field.
Through the completion of a major research project the student will gain insight into the current
focus of studies in the field. Prerequisites: Introduction to Sociology or Individual Behavior in Org.
BUSI 310 – Strategic Management CRN 11276
ONLINE - Instructor – Paula Reardon
Course Description: This course is developed around the managerial functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Communications, motivation, leadership, and decision making are included. The course also investigates the nature, purpose, and function of management in organizations. Prerequisites: ACCT 115; ECON 100 or ECON 110 (3: 3, 0)
BUSI 360 – International Business CRN 11197
ONLINEInstructor – John Nunes
Course Description: This course provides students with a general overview of business management concepts on the international level. The global business environment, monetary system, and corporate management issues are explored.
Prerequisites: ACCT 125; ECON 100 or ECON 110.
LITR310 – Great Writers: TBD CRN 10993 and CRN 11293 ONLINE Instructor – Mary Jo Downey
Course Description: This course examines the great writers in literature. Each section will focus on only one writer and provide a comprehensive survey of the writer’s significant texts along with in-depth biographical and contextual information and an overview of important secondary critical material. LITR 310 may be taken more than once for degree credit.
Prerequisites: ENGL 100 or 200 AND a literature class
ANTH 300 – Survey of World Cultures CRN 10553 ONLINE Instructor – David VanAken
Course Description:A survey of the major cultures of the world, this course emphasizes analysis and explanation of cultural differences, with the intent on facilitating a greater degree of ease in possible intercultural contact situations. (Satisfies SLO 6 of the general education requirement).
Prerequisite: Two social science courses.
ENGL 310 – Technical Writing CRN 11161
ONLINE Instructor – Mary Jo Downey
Course Description: Technical Writing is designed to make students aware of the current writing expectations of employers in technical and industrial situations and to provide students with assignments and instruction to help them meet those expectations. The primary emphasis is on professionalism, understanding how your work reflects your potential for advancement, and achieving precision and conciseness in your work
HTEL 165 – Lodging Accommodations CRN 10028
ONLINE - Instructor – Lee Heron
Course Description: Students learn to appreciate the key role housekeeping plays in the operation of a successful hotel. The course covers the care of guest rooms and public areas, as well as purchasing, storage, and procedures used by hotel housekeeping departments to assure a safe, comfortable stay for guests. Prerequisite: None (3: 3, 0) ____________________________________________________________________________
COMM 300 – Organizational Communications CRN 10994 & CRN 11040 ONLINE - Instructor – Darren Johnson
Course Description: This course is a comprehensive introduction to the principles and practices of organizational communication and effective public relations.
Prerequisite: ENGL 100 and COMM 100 or BUSI 120.
HOSP 335 – Hospitality Purchasing CRN 11117 and CRN 10846
ONLINE - Instructor Michael Barnes
Course Description: This course expands the concepts of the purchasing function and supply management for hospitality operations. Emphasis is placed on quality and quantity standards while maintaining strict cost control systems throughout the procurement chain. This advanced course builds on the basics attained in a variety of hospitality courses and requires product research and analysis within the industry. The material is divided into three principal categories: the purchasing function, including accountability, distribution network, purchase options, legal/ethical issues, exterior and interior controls, and industry trends; identification, quality and control of the major food groups and beverages, including yield analysis; and specification and selection of the non-food commodities of equipment, furniture, linens, carpets, chemicals, paper products, and services. Prerequisites: HOSP 120, HOSP 125, and HOSP 130, or permission of the instructor (3: 3, 0)
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HOSP 330 – Hospitality Strategic Marketing CRN 10991
ONLINE Instructor – Tracey Caponera
Course Description: This course is designed around a thorough analysis of employing marketing strategies to gain sustainable competitive advantages within the hospitality industry. Emphasis is placed on internal analysis, assessment of market structure, competitor evaluation, and strategic planning and implementation within a global hospitality market. Case studies are employed to evaluate current trends and assist in applying the theoretical class material to real-world applications. _____________________________________________________________________________________
HOSP 350 – Hospitality Law CRN 11196 and CRN 10271
ONLINE -Instructor – Lee Heron & Tracey Caponera
Course Description: This course is designed to teach students to identify and understand the principles and concepts of laws affecting the hospitality industry. The focus is on prevention of liability and protection against accidents, attitudes, and incidents that could lead to lawsuits. Case study and discussion examine the applications of law to the hospitality industry. Group projects, research, and use of the Internet may be required.
Prerequisite: Second-year status or permission of the instructor.
GOVT 300 – Public Policy CRN 10552 & CRN 11108
ONLINE - Instructor – Susan Beaudoin
Course Description:This course is a study of the theories and practice of governmental decision making, and draws on examples of policy making from the local, state, and national levels. The pervasiveness of public policy decisions on individuals, businesses, and not-for-profit institutions will be stressed. The course will examine the causes and consequences of public sector decision making. It will use as case studies contemporary issues in social and technology policy, health care, and environmental regulation. Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 110 (3: 3, 0) _____________________________________________________________________________________
CITA 475 – Management of Information Technology CRN 10906 and CRN 11155
ONLINE - Instructor – Bill Williams
Course Description: This course focuses on the relationships between the organization, management, and information technology (IT). Major themes include the strategic importance of IT and the need to align IT strategy with that of the business. Major areas of study are business and IT processes, IT infrastructure, and information systems acquisition, development, and operations. Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor (3: 3, 0)
TRVL 415 – Corporate Travel Management CRN 11097
ONLINE - Instructor – Megan Higgins
Course Description: This course will review the major processes, functions, tasks, and concepts utilized in managing the business- corporate travel-industry market segment. Course material will introduce students to the emerging profession of managing corporate travel. The course will review the potential for multinational corporations to become major consumers of travel and hospitality products and services. The creation and management of the corporate travel department will be a major focus of the course. The role of the corporate travel manager will be explored as well as the interrelationships of the various travel- industry segments. The financial management of corporate travel will be addressed as it relates to corporate savings, profitability, contracts, negotiations, automation, and distribution/purchasing systems. Prerequisite: Junior status or permission of the instructor (3: 3, 0) TEXTBOOK: Contact Instructor
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