|Business Administration 135
Business Essentials (3)
Assists students in understanding how the components of the business curriculum fit together to form a cohesive whole, and how the curriculum fits within their professional development, their profession, the economy, and society as a whole. Students will also build skills in writing, speaking, networking, manners, and the consideration of others. The course will create an understanding and appreciation of capitalism and how it promotes the creation of wealth, provision of needed goods and services, advancement of the arts and sciences, and the freedom of individuals. In addition, this course will build skills necessary to succeed in a university environment, such as time management, study skills, critical thinking skills, and how to learn independently. Students will also learn basic research skills. Finally, the seminar should help create a bond between students, and also with the university, through team projects, case studies, and on-campus social organizations.
Prerequisite: Special permission number required.
For first-year students in the School of Business-Camden (school 52) and prebusiness majors (006) in schools 50 (Camden College of Arts and Sciences) and 64 (University College-Camden).
Introduction to Quantitative Skills for Business (3)
This course provides students with the basic analytical foundations needed for majoring in business and economics. It reviews concepts such as algebraic equations and inequalities, foundations of probability, probability mass and density functions, polynomials, and elementary coordinate geometry. Emphasis will be placed on modeling real-world applications.
Professional Skills Seminar (1)
Focuses on career-related skills required for successful internships, job interviews, and in early professional life. Topics and activities include: résumé writing and critique; interviewing skills; email etiquette; dining etiquette; how to dress for success; use of social media in a professional setting; how to break down a job post; workplace relationships, etc. Students will be required to attend a dinner and presentation offered by the Campus Career Center for dining etiquette.This course must be taken within a student's first two semesters and is graded on a pass/fail basis.
Prerequisite: Enrollment in School of Business-Camden (52).
Introduction to Business Computing (3)
Introduction to computers and information technology, with an emphasis on personal computers and their applications. Understanding of and hands-on experience with application software including word processors, spreadsheets, database systems, electronic mail, and web browsers. Introductory problem solving and computer programming.
Prerequisites: Any course equal or greater than 50:640:042. No math deficiency.
Basic Calculus for Business Administration (3)
Provides a mathematical foundation for students
interested in majoring in business
and economics. Topics include review of basic algebra, linear
equations, functions, and graphs; mathematics
of finance (including simple and compound
interest, future and present value of
annuity); systems of linear equations; limits; and the
understanding of the use and application of derivatives as well as integration.
Prerequisite: (50:640:043 or higher) or 52:135:120.
Introduction to Business Statistics (3)
An introduction to the concepts, theory, and statistical tools for analyzing business conditions, forecasting, and decision-making. Provides the knowledge base for collecting, organizing, and summarizing data and includes such topics as sampling, classifying, frequency distribution, dispersion, regression and correlation analysis, and forecasting.
Prerequisite: 52:135:120 or 50:640:103 or 50:640:104 or 50:640:106 or 50:640:109 or 50:640:113 or 50:640:114 or 50:640:115 or 50:640:121 or 50:640:129 or 50:640:130.
Formerly 52:620:214. Students may not earn credit for this course and 52:620:214.
Applied Business Statistics (3)
Provides business students with additional statistical tools used in analyzing business conditions, forecasting, and decision making. Instead of focusing on theoretical formulae, students will learn to apply these tools for analyzing and interpreting data routinely collected by businesses in order to formulate marketing strategies, financial plans, and investment decisions. This course will provide the knowledge base and practical examples of how to select and apply appropriate statistical techniques and to interpret and communicate results. Students will work in teams to collect and analyze data on a local business and present written and oral reports on their statistical findings.
Prerequisite: 52:135:214 or 52:620:214 or 50:960:283 or 50:960:183. Credit cannot be received for both this course and 52:620:216 or for 50:960:284 Introduction to Statistics II.
Quantitative Business Skills (3)
Provides a mathematical foundation for students interested in majoring in business and economics. Topics include review of basic algebra, linear equations, functions and graphs; mathematics of finance (including simple and compound interest, future and present value of annuity); systems of linear equations; limits; and derivatives as well as integration.
Prerequisite: 52:135:220 or 50:640:103 or 50:640:104 or 50:640:106 or 50:640:109 or 50:640:113 or 50:640:114 or 50:640:115 or 50:640:121 or 50:640:129 or 50:640:130. Formerly 52:620:215. Student may not earn credits for this course and 52:620:215.
Business Communications (W) (3)
Business Communications is the study of spoken and written communication in business. Planning, composing, and carrying out communications with employees, management, stockholders, customers, the general public, and government entities. Approximately one-half of the course involves written communication and one-half involves spoken communication. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs (e.g., MS Word, MS PowerPoint) is strongly recommended.
Prerequisite: 50:350:102. (Restricted to majors 006, 010, 390, 533, 620, 630.)
Raising Capital for Entrepreneurs (3)
Discusses how to raise initial capital and evaluates the trade-offs among alternative financing sources over a company's life. Topics include angel investors, private placements, venture capital, junk bonds, initial public offerings (IPOs), and related management issues.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in School of Business-Camden (52) and completion of 30 credits.
Business Leader Development Program (BLDP) Seminar (3)
The Business Leader Development Program (BLDP) is a customized approach through which high-potential students develop the skills and habits of leadership to carry forward into their business careers. BLDP seminars typically examine current leadership topics in a seminar setting. A seminar on a different topic will be offered each semester and will rotate among the disciplines of accounting, finance, human resource management, management, and marketing. Approximately one-half of the seminar meetings will consist of outside speakers from the business community who have knowledge and expertise in that semester's topic. Seminar participants will be given opportunities to interact and network with these business leaders. Seminar size is limited to 15 students. Please see the BLDP website for further information, for past and upcoming seminar topics, and application information: https://business.camden.rutgers.edu/bldp.
Prerequisite: Admission to seminar is by application only. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning in March for fall semester and late October for spring semester.