This is an introductory course designed to develop an understanding of the activities, functions, and principles of business enterprises. The course helps to gain insight into the responsibilities and challenges of operating a business. Emphasis is on the interaction of the various functions required to operate businesses of all sizes. Specifically, the areas of business trends, ownership models, leadership, human resources, marketing, information management, and finance will be explored.
Business Law provides the student with a working knowledge of the legal system, business ethics, and essentials of contracts. Students gain knowledge in logical and analytical thinking, and are encouraged to challenge legal issues and defend their point of view.
This course is designed to develop the planning, organizing, financing, and management functions needed to start a small business. Included are research methods and identification of the resources to create, develop, and implement solutions to problems. Students will also develop appropriate strategies to initiate or maintain a small business.
In Supervision, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to perform the functions of a frontline leader. Each learner will demonstrate the application of strategies and transition to a contemporary supervisory role including day-to-day operations, analysis, delegation, controlling, staffing, leadership, problem solving, team skills, motivation, and training.
Prepare and present written, oral, and visual communication products, including instructions, proposals, informal and formal reports. Produce clear, usable communication by incorporating information design principles, arranging content to satisfy diverse audience needs, and presenting visuals for various contexts. Designed as an advanced course to develop collaborative communication practices, information literacy skills, and ethically responsible professional communication strategies. This course focuses on writing-intensive practices and meets expectations of High Impact Practice courses. NOTE: This course is recognized for general education transfer as part of the University of Wisconsin (UW) System/Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Universal Credit Transfer Agreement (UCTA).
In Human Resource Management, the learner applies the skills and tools necessary to effectively value and apply employees' abilities and needs to organization goals. Each learner will demonstrate the application of the supervisor's role in contemporary human resources management, impacts of EEOC, writing job descriptions, recruitment, selection, conducting job interviews, orientation, developing policies and procedures, training, performance management, employee counseling and development, and effective use of compensation and benefit strategies. It is recommended that the learner have experience using a PC/MAC, using the MS Windows operating systems and software suite, browsing Web pages, downloading files, using e-mail, and exchanging files prior to enrolling in this course.
Introduces the functions of Human Resource Management in the legal and social context of today's dynamic business environment. Topics include human resource development, employee selection, performance, appraisal, compensation, training, labor relations, affirmative action, and career management.
Total Credits: 18
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