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The visual arts business concentration is designed for students who are interested in engaging in an art-related business, such as owning/operating an art gallery, becoming a self-employed artist or seeking employment in corporations that are looking for college graduates with computer technology capabilities and artistic/creative skills.

If the business concentration is selected, the following classes must be completed in addition to the visual arts with dual discipline core classes.

Core Courses:
BUS 201 Principles of Accounting I

This is the introductory course in accounting with an emphasis on financial reporting for external users of financial statements. The course includes an examination of the recording of business transactions and the measurement of business income, assets, liabilities and equities.

Fall and Spring Semesters. 3 semester hours.

BUS 202 Principles of Accounting II

This course is an introduction to management accounting and the use of decision-making tools needed by
managers in an organization. The course focuses on financial analysis, manufacturing cost flows, budgeting, and planning for long-term financing and investing activities.

Fall and Spring Semesters. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in BUS 201.

BUS 300 Principles of Management

Management consists of an analysis of business activities designed to manage an organization to efficiently serve employees, customers and the community. Topics studied include planning, organizing, leading and controlling; the business environment, business institutions, government regulations, organizational structure, human resources and human behavior within the framework of the needs of a diverse world.

Fall and Spring Semesters. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: sophomore standing.

BUS 309 Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing is an introduction to the basic functions of marketing. The course includes topics such as consumer behavior, marketing research, marketing planning, physical distribution, selling, promotion, retailing, pricing, wholesaling, purchasing and e-commerce.

Fall and Spring Semesters. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: sophomore standing.

BUS 412 Small Business Management

This course examines, through the use of case studies, why some businesses are successful while others fail. Guest entrepreneurs will also be invited to speak, and their business ventures analyzed. The goal of this course is to take students through the actual process of initiating a business venture from the conceptualization phase to the preparation of a detailed business plan. Students are required to present the completed plans to the class.

Spring Semester. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in BUS 201, 202, 300, and 309.

CS 110 Computer Information Systems

Introduction to computer information systems. Literacy, hardware and software concepts, history, social and ethical issues, elementary systems software and applications software such as word processor, spreadsheet, database, communications and graphics packages. Does not count toward a major or minor in Computer Science.

Fall and Spring Semesters. 3 semester hours.

CS 116 Web Design and Development

Students will learn basic HTML scripting, use of Web editors to create various styles of Web pages (single and multipage sites, online forms, CSS, etc.), management of Web sites and use of animated Web programming. CS 116 does not count toward a major or minor in Computer Science.

Fall and Spring Semesters. 3 semester hours.
Satisfies Creative Experience requirement.

Recommended Electives:
BUS 200 Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business is an examination of the major functional areas of business administration including management, marketing, human resources, finance and accounting. Introduction to Business is designed for nonbusiness administration majors.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

BUS 212 Business Law

Business Law I provides an introduction to the law and legal system in the U.S., as well as a thorough examination of the law of contracts and sales. The course includes the study of sales, contracts, bailment and Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code. Also included is the law of negotiable instruments, secured transactions and bankruptcy.

Fall Semester. 3 semester hours.

BUS 311 Advertising

A comprehensive survey of basic principles and practices of advertising. Topics include: planning and advertising campaigns, creating advertisements and developing media plans.

Spring Semester. 3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: C or higher in BUS 309.

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