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Business Courses

BBG*101 Introduction to Business 3 credits

Introduces the principles and practices of business management. Topics include: informational and legal foundations for business management; economic,regulatory, and societal environment of business; entrepreneurship, finance, and marketing; planning, organizing, leading and controlling a business organization.

BBG*214 e-Business (a) 3 credits

Covers the basics of how to start and manage an e-business enterprise and examines the impact of the internet on business and how it has expanded a firm’s ability to customize its product and service offerings. Emphasis is on new venture finance, the economics of e-commerce, as well as the special finance and business management problems associated with e-commerce such as on-line payments, security, customer service, and inventory control.

BBG*231 Business Law I (a) 3 credits

Examines the history and evolution of law in the United States. Specific topics include: Constitutional Law, the Bill of Rights, courts and procedures, tort law, criminal law, contract law, and business organizations.

Prerequisite: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093), or placement into Composition (ENG*101).

BBG*237 e-Commerce Law and Ethics (a) 3 credits

The legal environment of e-commerce and global commerce and the ethical issues relevant to e-commerce and global commerce are examined. The scope of the global legal context is applied to internet based businesses that, through necessity, operate across borders and legal systems. Here we establish a foundation for students to understand the legal implications of this new business environment.

BBG*240 Business Ethics (a) 3 credits

A critical examination (both practical and theoretical) of contemporary moral problems in business, such as employee rights and responsibilities, pay equity and comparable worth, whistle-blowing, trade secrets and confidentiality, conflict of interest, discrimination and sexual harassment, pollution, consumer protection, professional ethics, truth-telling in business dealings, social responsibility of business, and fiduciary responsibility to stockholders and stakeholders. It is recommended that students take at least six (6) credits in Business, Economics, or Philosophy, or English prior to taking this course.

Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101) or permission of Department Chair.

BBG*290 Business Program Capstone (a) 1 credit
For students who are in their final semester of study in the Business Administration Degree and Option programs, but will not be taking a Practicum course, the Business Programs Capstone is designed to help students demonstrate competency in General Education Abilities and Program Learning Outcomes. Throughout their program at Tunxis, students will have been compiling a portfolio of best work that demonstrates mastery of General Education Abilities, as well as Program Learning Outcomes. In this course, students will complete the development of their portfolio and, depending on the program, possibly sit for an exit exam or project. Students will also reflect on their learning experience at Tunxis and in their program.

Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101) and students should be enrolled in their final semester of classes.

BBG*292 Business Practicum (a) 3 credits

This course provides students the opportunity to apply and integrate knowledge and skills gained in the Business Administration program through an individualized capstone experience, which includes an internship or project component and a classroom component.

Internship involves employment or volunteer engagement in a company, public agency, or non-profit organization. Alternatively, students may complete the internship component of the Practicum through directed independent project(s) involving advanced analysis, research, and writing. Both the internship experience and the directed projects are designed to assess the students’ mastery of the program learning objectives, and to further develop their professional skills.

Students planning to enroll in the Business Practicum should meet with the Program Coordinator or Practicum Instructor to learn of existing Internship opportunities, or to define the elements of a meaningful internship experience either at their current employer or a new internship position. Students are responsible for attaining their own internship. With permission of the Program Coordinator or Practicum instructor, the internship work hours may occur prior to the students registering for the Practicum.

The classroom component involves several seminars or workshops, meeting in the classroom and/or online during the semester to discuss the students’ internship experience, as well as their academic, professional, and career development. In addition, student mastery of general education abilities and program learning outcomes will be assessed. The assessment of these outcomes may include completing a directed project and/or developing an ePortfolio.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Program Coordinator or Business Practicum Instructor.
Prior to taking the Business Practicum, students must have completed twelve business core or program option credits with a grade of C- or better, AND have completed at least 40 credits towards their associates degree or 15 credits towards their BA Certificate.

BES*218 Entrepreneurship (a) 3 credits

Introduces students to the art of entrepreneurship and the skills needed for starting and managing small businesses. It begins with a self-assessment of entrepreneurial skills and continues through a survey of all the major issues in new and small business management. Students are expected to develop a complete business plan. The teaching methodology relies heavily on experimental exercises, student team projects and case studies.

Prerequisites: C- or better in Principles of Marketing (BMK*201), Principles of Financial Accounting (ACC*113) AND Composition (ENG*101), OR permission of Department Chair.

BMG*202 Principles of Management (a) 3 credits

Study of management principles including authority and responsibility, problem solving, and decision-making, as applied to the functions of planning, organizing and controlling business.

Prerequisite: C- or better in Composition (ENG*101).

BMG*210 Organizational Behavior (a) 3 credits

Study of individual and group processes and behavior in organizational context, organizational structure and design, organizational culture and the management of organizational change. Topics include motivation, learning, group dynamics, communication, decision-making, leadership, conflict, power, political behavior, and organizational culture.

Prerequisite: C- or better in Principles of Management (BMG*202).

BMG*220 Human Resources Management (a) 3 credits

Introduction to the functions of Human Resource Management in today’s dynamic business  environment. Topics include but are not limited to personnel, planning, recruitment, testing, training, compensation, motivation, appraisals, discipline, and career management. In addition, the welfare and safety of employees, harmonious working relations, equal employment, and international and diversity issues will be discussed.

Prerequisites: C- or better in Integrated Reading and Writing II (ENG*075) OR Introduction to College Reading & Writing (ENG*093), or placement into Composition (ENG*101).