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Business Administration Transfer (BAT)
Program Course Descriptions


ACC108 Financial Accounting
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
Introduction to accounting using financial statements and information as a means of making effective business decisions. Specific topics include GAAP, the accounting transactions, adjusting accounts, merchandise operations, inventories, cash, internal controls, receivables, current and long-term assets and liabilities. The analysis of formal financial statements will be integrated throughout the course. Computer applications, such as spreadsheets, may be included. Fulfills open elective. (3 hours of lecture per week)
CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
MAT143 Introduction to Statistics
Pre: Communications Proficiency or PSAT Evidence based Reading and Writing of 550 or above (taken in 2016 or later), or, SAT Evidenced based Reading and Writing of 550 or above (taken in 2016 or later), or ACT English of 22 or above and Mathematics Proficiency and CEAR 54 or above, or PSAT Math 540 or higher or SATM 510 or above (if taken prior to 2016) or SATM 540 or above or ACT 22 or above or High School GPA 2.7 or above or MAT 110 or MAT 002 or MAT 061 or MAT 003 or MAT 062 or MAT 094 with a C or better or Math Module 8 or above.
This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and the basic laws of probability as used in business, social science, or education. Topics examined are: frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, normal distributions, confidence intervals, sampling, introduction to hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression. Other topics such as chi-square distribution and F-distribution will be covered as time permits. The course emphasizes the practical understanding and use of concepts and procedures essential to statistical analysis (statistical software may be used at the instructor's discretion for solving applied problems). Fulfills open, liberal arts and mathematics electives.
OPN-ELECTIVE Open Elective
SPE102 Speech
Focuses on the nature and effects of verbal communication. Students will become familiar with the communication process, including some of the following: principles of organization, purpose, language structure, effective delivery, and audience analysis. Students individually will use these elements in informative and persuasive speaking in the traditional speaker-audience relationship. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and humanities electives.
ACC203 Managerial Accounting
Pre: ACC102 or ACC108
Emphasizes the use of cost issues for management to make informed decisions for business planning. Topics include cost classifications, job cost systems, process costing, cost behavior, cost- volume-profit analysis, budgeting with variance analysis using standard costs, relevant costs for decision making, capital investments, Activity Based Costing and financial statement analysis; additional topics may be covered. Fulfills open elective. (3 lecture hours per week)
BUS102 Business Law
Pre: Communications proficiency
Introduction to business law with emphasis on the formation of a contract, defenses to avoid contractual liability, discharge of contracts, remedies for breach of contract, introduction to the Uniform Commercial Code, sales, warranties, and consumer protection. Fulfills open elective.
MKT101 Marketing
Pre: Communications proficiency
Introduces the role of marketing in business and other organizations. Basic theory and terminology are examined with emphasis on the major components of marketing: product, price, promotion, and distribution.
OPN-ELECTIVE Open Elective
SCI-ELECTIVE Science Elective
CMP102-150 Composition 2 Elective
Pre: CMP101
Emphasis is on the principles and practices of newspaper writing, editing and the publication of printed media, typography, copyfitting, headline writing, and photo journalism. Two lectures and one writing lab are scheduled each week. The work may include writing for college or community publications. Fulfills open, liberal arts, composition 2, and humanities electives.
ECO103 Economics 1: Principles of Macroeconomics
Pre: Communications Proficiency
The study of the overall level of economic activity - output, employment, and prices - and the forces that shape that activity. Topics include: national income accounting; the role of consumption, saving, investment, and government spending; money and economic activity; the tools of public policy available which may be used to promote the macro goals of growth, full employment, and price stability; the different economic maps of reality that explain and shape our decisions about economic landscape. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and social science electives.
HUM-ELECTIVE Humanities Elective
LS-ELECTIVE Laboratory Science Elective
OPN-ELECTIVE Open Elective
BUS120 Computer Applications in Business
Pre: Communications and Mathematics proficiency
This course provides a hands-on experience in the use of business computer applications. Students will gain practical knowledge of spreadsheet, word processor, database and pertinent internet technologies. Students will develop their skills utilizing tools from the Microsoft Office Suite and collaboration tools from the Google G-Suite. Topics include: Document formatting, forms and reports design, creating smart interrelated spreadsheets with complex formulas and functions, representing data with meaningful graphs, relational database design, queries, remote collaboration, file sharing, and file and storage management. Fulfills open elective. (3 hours of lecture per week)
ECO104 Economics 2: Principles of Microeconomics
Pre: Communications Proficiency
A study of the economics of markets and market economies. This study of individual decision makers and their interaction in markets includes: the basic concepts of demand, supply, and the price mechanism; elasticity; the economics of the firm and market structures; the microeconomic role of government; the distribution of income; international trade and finance; the problems of economic development, and comparative economic systems. Fulfills open, liberal arts, and social science electives.
HUM-ELECTIVE Humanities Elective
MGT102 Principles of Management
Pre: Communications proficiency
Covers the fundamentals of management including the functions of planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling in organizations. Prepares business students to better understand the management process.
SS-ELECTIVE Social Science Elective
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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