2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog: Courses in Business (BUSN)

BUSN 1100. Freshman Honors Seminar. (1)  Prerequisite: Freshman standing in the Business Honors Program.  A study of selected topics that impact the potential for success of business honors students in school and beyond.  Topics include:  University life, corporate and community interaction, career selection, keys to success, and practitioner interaction, among others. 

BUSN 1101. Introduction to Business and Professional Development. (3)  Prerequisite: Belk College of Business major with less than 35 hours earned.  Fundamentals of business, including accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, international business, management, management information systems, and operations and supply chain management.  Other topics related to professional development include: career planning, business etiquette, oral and written communication, networking, and professional presence.  (Fall)

BUSN 2000. Topics in Business and Economics. (1-3)  Current topics from business and economics.  May be repeated for credit with change of topic and permission of department. (On demand)

BUSN 2400. Business Honors Internship. (1-3)  Prerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in good standing in the Business Honors Program, INFO 2130 or equivalent, and permission of Assistant Director of the Business Honors Program.  Provides a meaningful work experience, appropriate for the level of completed coursework of the student.  Requires 50 hours of supervised employment for each credit hour of academic credit.  Requires a summary paper describing the business issues and processes learned through the experience.  Internship proposals may be initiated by the student or by the Director or Assistant Director of the Business Honors Program.  Students should consult with the Director or Assistant Director of the Business Honors Program in advance of registration to verify acceptability of work experience.  Proposal forms must be completed and approved prior to registration.  May be repeated for credit with different companies for up to a maximum of three (3) semester hours of credit.  Graded on a Pass/No Credit Basis. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

BUSN 3770. Business Honors Thesis Topics. (1)  Prerequisite: permission of the Assistant Director of the Business Honors Program. Exploration of current business research topics through presentations by business faculty. Graded on a Pass/No Credit Basis. (Spring)

BUSN 3780. Business Honors Seminar. (3)  Prerequisites: permission of the Assistant Director of the Business Honors Program. Exploration of current topics in business and the methods of research appropriate to them.  Development of research project proposal for Business Honors Thesis (BUSN 3790). (Spring)

BUSN 3790. Business Honors Thesis. (3) Prerequisites: BUSN 3780; permission of the Assistant Director of the Business Honors Program; and approval of a proposal through the Honors College Application to Candidacy process the semester prior to taking the course.  Honors project directed by Business Honors committee or assigned faculty member.  One faculty contact hour per week and independent research. (On demand)