English 201W ~ Writing for Business Intensive practice in writing effectively in a variety of business situations; drafting and revising documents in case-study settings, creating corporate internal communication pieces, and developing brochures and press releases.
BALA 103W ~ Critical Thinking in Business This course is intended to introduce students to effective reasoning and give them the tools to apply such reasoning in the business context and throughout their lives. Students will learn how to critically evaluate information presented to them—to define issues, ask pertinent questions, challenge assumptions, recognize speaker objectives and motivations, analyze arguments, and evaluate evidence—and will apply this knowledge to real-world scenarios.
Accounting 100 ~ Financial and Managerial Accounting - Information for Decision Making Teaches non-accountants to understand pertinent numerical information in personal, public, and corporate situations. Budgeting and financial reasoning.
BALA 165 ~ Oral Communication in the Workplace Fundamentals of oral communication in business settings, including interpersonal communications, listening, informative briefings, public presentations, small and large group interaction, and interviewing.
BALA 200 ~ Introduction to Entrepreneurship - An introduction to the process of beginning a new enterprise; learning how to take an idea for a new or improved product or service and turn it into a business. Students will create a full-fledged business plan, suitable to be sent to possible investors and lenders. Emphasis will be placed on creating the plan, and then presenting that plan in an effort to convince investors of the viability of the business. Students will learn the thought processes and skills required to succeed when tackling the problems faced by the entrepreneur.