BUS 100 PROCESS OF MANAGEMENTCampus:
An introduction to the business decision-making process through the study of the theory and practice of management. The manager’s tasks — planning, organizing, directing and controlling are reviewed through reading and case studies. The student is introduced to the concept of strategic planning and in line with today’s emphasis on productivity. Particular attention is paid to human resources and motivation. 1 semester, 3 credits.
BUS 130 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIORCampus:
An introduction to the study of management theory concerning human behavior in formal organizations. The student is given the opportunity to test theories through the analysis and discussion of a series of case studies. Suggested antecedent course: BUS 100. 1 semester, 3 credits.
BUS 230 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENTCampus:
A review of the theory of the effective management of human resources. The students examine employer-employee relations in such areas as equal employment opportunity practices, training and evaluation methods, compensation and reward or motivational programs, legal and regulatory requirements and the role of collective bargaining. The course utilizes the case method supplemented with an assigned text. Suggested antecedent course: BUS 100. 1 semester, 3 credits.
BUS 232 LABOR RELATIONSCampus:
A study of organized labor and its impact on the firm’s management and business strategy. Active student participation is expected in the discussion of the collective bargaining agreement. The rights of management in directing the workforce versus the rights of employees as expressed in the contract are explored. Selected cases involving such issues as technological change, job assignments, wage structure, grievance procedure, production standards and the role of the arbitrator will be utilized. Prerequisite: BUS 230. 1 semester, 3 credits.
BUS 235 HUMAN RESOURCES LAWCampus:
A study of the legal concepts affecting the employer-employee relationship within organizations. Federal and state statutes/regulations and judicial decisions will be explored as they relate to the following: recruiting, hiring and placement; compensation; training, promotion and transfer; discipline and termination; affirmative action; retirement and benefits; performance appraisal; discrimination; safety and health; and unions and collective bargaining. Prerequisite: BUS 230. 1 semester, 3 credits.
BUS 471 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN ORGANIZATIONAL MANAGEMENTCampus:
As a capstone research course for students pursuing the organizational management major, it is designed to permit students to do an investigation into an area of their interest. Students are expected to employ research methodologies in the preparation of a paper appropriate to their major. Prerequisites: BUS 100, MAT 151 and ENG 103. 1 semester, 3 credits.
MAT 151 FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICSCampus:
An introduction to statistics, including probability, sampling distributions, correlations, predictions and hypothesis testing. 1 semester, 3 credits.
COM 140 (BUS 140) MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS ICampus:
This introductory course provides the necessary background for effective use of microcomputers and emphasizes the major applications of microcomputers: word processing, relational databases, spreadsheets and the use of the Internet. The course includes hands-on experience with common applications software as well as an introduction to computer hardware. No previous computer related experience necessary. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall, spring and summer.
COM 141 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS IICampus:
This course is intended for students from all disciplines. It will develop intermediate and advanced word-processing, spreadsheet and database techniques, including macros, report generation, database queries, importing and exporting files, address-books, labels, graphics and table manipulation. It will also include expanded Internet and World Wide Web topics. Prerequisites: COM 140 or equivalent or departmental approval. 1 semester, 3 credits.
GS 110 PORTFOLIO AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT SEMINARCampus:
A course designed to facilitate the assessment of prior learning for the purpose of composing and constructing an experiential portfolio. The assessment process consists of individualized exercises designed to help the student identify acquired skills and competencies and culminates in relating these to coursework as well as to career goals. Emphasis is placed on career planning, exploration and development. This course is required of all students seeking prior experiential learning assessment credit. Students must take the GS 110 Portfolio and Career Development Seminar before their last semester. To register for the seminar, students must be fully matriculated, have earned 36 credits toward their program at St. Joseph’s or elsewhere, have attained a 2.5 index, have conferred with a Prior Experential Learning Assessment (P.E.L.A.) adviser and have obtained the advisor’s written approval. Deadlines for application are July 15 for fall and December 15 for spring. The P.E.L.A. coordinator reserves the right to limit students’ programs during the semester in which the students are enrolled in the seminar. Prerequisite: ENG 103. 1 semester, 3 credits. Pass/No Credit.
GS 400 ADULTS IN TRANSITIONCampus:
Designed for adults, this seminar has two interrelated goals: to provide the opportunity for self-exploration and understanding and to support the development of a life, career and educational plan. Selected readings and exercises will focus on adult issues such as adult development through the life cycle, transitions, career exploration and development, life pattern differences between men and women, values and the creation of meaningful, realistic personal goals. 1 semester, 3 credits. Pass/No Credit.
GS 401 PROBLEM SOLVING FOR PROFESSIONALSCampus:
This course focuses on the methodology of problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the application of various problem-solving models to life experience problems as well as to professional problems. Students will be asked to contribute problems from their own experience for analysis. 1 semester, 3 credits.
GS 402 CRITICAL THINKING FOR PROFESSIONALSCampus:
The goal of this course is to teach students the analytical skills necessary for the assessment and evaluation of arguments, reports, newspaper articles and editorials as well as the application of these skills to the decision-making process attending their professional activities. 1 semester, 3 credits.
GS 404 (HA 404) ADMINISTRATION AND THE LIBERAL ARTSCampus:
This course, designed for management and health administration majors, focuses on the relationship between the liberal arts and the issues related to administration. With perspectives provided by the social sciences and the arts and humanities, this course explores the rise of the management dynamic; the growth of technology and industrial power; administrative styles; the effect of corporate and organizational life on the individual and society; the conflict between power and responsibility. Suggested antecedent course: BUS 100 or HA 481. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.
PHI 160 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICSCampus:
What are the sources of morality? What makes an action right or wrong? What constitutes the good life? This course will explore these questions and examine related issues such as absolutism vs. relativism, objectivism vs. subjectivism, rules vs. outcomes. General theories will be applied to specific ethical dilemmas through discussion. 1 semester, 3 credits.
PHI 268 ETHICS AND BUSINESSCampus:
This course will examine the relation between ethical theory and business decisions, practices and policies. The meaning of ethics will be discussed and differences between morally right and other criteria of right action will be explored. Theory analysis and case studies will enable the student to make informed and intelligent value judgments concerning such issues as truth in advertising, affirmative action, profit motive, pollution, rights and responsibilities of workers. 1 semester, 3 credits.
ENG 103 WRITING FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONCampus:
Analysis and application of the principles of effective writing. Skill development in the performance of various writing tasks with attention to business communication. Research techniques also implemented. To be completed within first 18 credits of program. 1 semester, 3 credits.