2016-17 Course Catalog - 72
BUAD 117 (3 credits)
Introduction to Business
This course is designed to introduce students to the primary fields
of business and to inform them of the various career paths that they
may pursue. The basic principles, forms, and practices involved in
the administration of a modern business are examined.
BUAD 121 (1 credit)
Business Skills Lab
Keyboarding skills are needed in many positions in today's job
market. Advanced keyboarding and communication skills are
essential in the business field. This course is designed to improve
keyboarding proficiency and language arts skills in the production
of business correspondence.
BUAD 156 (3 credits)
Accounting Principles II
This course is a continuation of Accounting Principles I.
Instruction focuses on partnerships and corporations. Analysis
and discussion of more complex financial concepts and statements
are conducted. Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets are used to prepare
financial problems and statements.
BUAD 216 (3 credits)
Development of skills needed to function effectively in the daily
operations of contemporary business offices. Prepare to work in
the high-tech workplace and to assume a broad range of office
communications, requiring excellent planning, organizing, and
critical thinking skills. An extensive capstone project, such as
anoffice simulation, may be used in this course.
BUAD 217 (3 credits)
Legal Office Procedures
Development of skills needed in the daily operations of the legal
office, e.g., organizing and prioritizing assignments, accurate task
completion, using good judgment, and professionalism. Legal
terminology and associated concepts are introduced.
BUAD 221 (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BUAD 106
This course is a study of workplace behaviors, structures, and
processes. Self-analysis and reflection are practiced in small
groups through case studies, surveys, and discussion. Motivational
theories and leadership styles are surveyed; decision making and
business designs and cultures are investigated.
BUAD 157 (3 credits)
Principles of Marketing
BUAD 226 (1 credit)
Business Skills Lab
An interactive approach to guide students in becoming better
business people. The skills and responsibilities of planning,
producing, pricing, promoting, and distributing is presented as an
art and a science through realistic marketing situations and case
Accounting lab for working individually and in groups to complete
accounting problems and worksheets. Additional assignments in
related business coursework due weekly.
BUAD 166 (3 credits)
Business Computer Applications I
Microsoft Office programs (Excel®, Access®, PowerPoint®, and
Outlook®) are studied in order for students to develop intermediate
skills in spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and presentation
Overview of emerging online technologies and trends and their
influences on the electronic commerce marketplace. Explores
nature and impact of e-commerce on business operations,
resources, and management. Upon completion of the course,
students will have a firm grasp of global e-commerce business
trends and the technologies required to implement them.
BUAD 171 (3 credits)
Business Skills Lab
BUAD 266 (3 credits)
Business Computer Applications II
Designed to provide students with independent keyboarding
practice and desktop publishing experience. An introduction
to Microsoft Publisher® covers the basics, such as how to use
the Publisher window to create typical business publications.
Advanced keyboarding skills are developed through daily practice
using the Mavis Beacon typing tutorial.
BUAD 213 (3 credits)
Introduction to Law and Business Law
Designed to give students an introduction to the sources of law,
judicial process, and an overview of laws including criminal law,
tort law, property law (including personal property, real estate, and
landlord-tenant law), and wills, estates, and trusts. Also provides
a basic understanding of contracts, sales and leases of goods,
secured transactions, agency and employment law, and forms of
72 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology
BUAD 257 (3 credits)
Students develop advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office®
applications. Exercises based on real-life business situations give
students hands-on experience in Excel®, PowerPoint®, Access®,
and Outlook® programs. Lessons are structured to prepare
students for Microsoft certification testing at the expert level, and
all courseware is Microsoft-approved.
Prerequisite: BUAD 166
BUAD 267 (3 credits)
Human Resources Management
This course prepares students to work in administrative and
management positions and serves as a basis of further study in
the field of human resources management. In accordance with
suggested Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
guidelines, both personal competencies and business policies are
addressed in this course.