Skip to main content
Photo of a student studying in a library

Course Description

Business - BUS 217

Business Management (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the skills and processes used in business management. The major focus will be on the management process which includes the following functions: planning and decision making, organizing, leading and controlling. We will explore topics including historical management perspectives, business structures and environments and organizational communication. We will also discuss the various levels at which managers operate and examine the skills necessary to accomplish the related tasks.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • BUS 101 .
  • ENG 101 or minimum score of 22 ACT-English, 29 SAT-Writing and Language, 108 CPT-Sentence Skills or 276 NGA-Writing.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Relate historical management perspectives to current practice.
  • Explore the structure and environments in which managers operate.
  • Outline the role of planning and strategy in an organization.
  • Apply various perspectives on decision making to business conditions.
  • Outline the elements involved in the evolution of an organization.
  • Explore management challenges related to human resources.
  • Relate the role of leadership to motivational techniques.
  • Illustrate the process of organizational communication.
  • Examine the components involved in the effective management of operations.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2018; BUSINESS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/18/2018

 217142395Business ManagementOnline3Holman C$12.008/31/0Open 

Fall; 2018; BUSINESS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2018

 217142347Business ManagementOnline3Mellnick G$12.000/31/0Closed 
 217142626Business Management 3Mazur B$12.000/31/0ClosedF  12:00 PM-02:52 PM BTC370
 217142673Business Management 3Matthews J$12.0016/31/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:52 PM AS920

Winter; 2019; BUSINESS; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/04/2019

 217112395Business ManagementOnline3Mellnick G$12.0024/31/0Open 

Winter; 2019; BUSINESS; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 217017705Business ManagementOE/OE3McCartney J$12.0029/31/0Open 
 217112347Business ManagementOnline3Mellnick G$12.008/31/0Open 
 217112629Business Management 3Leadley Jr R$12.0021/28/0OpenM W  10:00 AM-11:20 AM AS374
 217112630Business Management 3Ringer J$12.0020/31/0OpenT R  01:00 PM-02:20 PM BTC370
 217112677Business Management 3McCartney J$12.0027/31/0OpenT  06:30 PM-09:22 PM AS920