An introductory course designed to give the student an overview of the impact of business on society. The course is intended to aid the student in obtaining a clear understanding of the way in which contemporary business functions through the interrelationships of marketing, management, and finance. Not open to students with previous credit in BUS 121 and/or BUS 230.
A study of mathematical concepts and processes as applied to business and finance. Students will develop skills required to perform with accuracy and facility mathematical operations integral to the interpretation and solution of business problems. Arithmetic operations, signed numbers, linear equations, percentage and statistical procedures are applied to such topics as accounting, retailing, risk management, banking, and finance. This course is a core course for the Business Technology A.A.S. degree and may be used to fulfill a business or general elective requirement. Prerequisite: MAT 087 or equivalent or Permission of Instructor.
An introduction to accounting as a means of recording business activities. This course includes a study of the classification and recording of original business transactions, the preparation and evaluation of financial statements, and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The course will incorporate appropriate computer technology in the instruction process. Prerequisite: MAT 087 or Permission of Instructor.
This course is designed to give additional instruction and application to the topics covered in Financial Accounting (BUS 105). The course includes the study of the preparation of journal entries, financial statements, merchandising activities, cash, accounts receivable, plant assets and payroll. Co-requisite: BUS 105.
An introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting emphasizing the collection, management and use of accounting information in the decision making process within an organization. Topics include a comparison of the different types of organizations and the impact on their financial statements, long-term debt and equity transactions reporting and analysis of cash flows, procedures necessary to determine product costs, break-even analysis, profit planning, and cost analysis. The course will incorporate appropriate computer technology in the instruction process. Prerequisite: BUS 105.
This course is designed to give additional instruction and application of topics covered in Managerial Accounting (BUS 106). The course includes a study of partnerships, corporations, bonds, long-term investments, statement of cash flows, job order and process costing, break-even and standard cost variances. Prerequisite: BUS 105; co-requisite: BUS 106.
Computers are one of the most important tools to the accountant and users of accounting information. This course will provide extensive hands-on exposure to general ledger software. Skills acquired will include the ability to create, update and maintain general ledger master files, culminating in the preparation of computer-generated financial statements. Prerequisite: BUS 105. Fall semesters only.
An introductory course in marketing intended to make the student aware of the development and efficient distribution of goods and services for a targeted consumer segment. The course studies both consumer and industrial markets, using as the basis for study the product, the distribution, the pricing and promotional techniques.
The principles of retailing involve all the activities necessary for the sale of goods and services to the ultimate consumer for personal, family or household use. This course examines the different types of retail institutions and dwells on store location, merchandise planning and control, pricing and promotion.
A practical course on the principles and techniques of management applied by first line supervisory and training personnel. Special emphasis is placed on plant operations and organization, training and developing supervisors, evaluation of performance and motivation, and supervisory leadership responsibilities.
The Disney Communications course offers the Walt Disney College Program participant the opportunity to learn the concepts inherent in business communication and apply them in the workplace. The skills taught are applicable to a wide variety of business environments. Participants begin by identifying basic listening skills, various methods by which people process information, and inclusive communication approaches. Once students acquire these interpersonal skills, they will move on to more complex situational topics including meetings, presentations, and facilitated classes. This course does not fulfill curriculum requirements for COM 101 or COM 102. Not open to students who have completed BUS 212. Co-requisite: BUS 292.
The Disney Hospitality Management course will explore the concept of competitive advantage in the hospitality industry. Competitive advantage has been defined in terms of the organization itself: core competencies within the organization, the people within the organization, the organizational culture or shared values, and knowledge or learning. This course will show how the people within the Disney organization, the shared values, and broad knowledge of several job roles enhance the Disney Company's competitive advantage. Additionally, through recognition and review of several different job roles, students will gain an understanding of how a corporation sustains a total commitment to quality improvement and its impact on guest service. Co-requisite: BUS 292.
Fundamentals of touch typing using a computer keyboard. Students must keyboard a minimum of 30 words per minute within 5 errors on 3-minute timed writings. Basic formatting skills are developed in creating business reports. Not open to students with BUS 100.
The Disney Corporate Communications course describes how American companies communicate with key audiences, both internal and external to the corporation. This course introduces students to the communication function and how companies reach a variety of publics to include customers, investors, employees, media, government agencies and communities located in the proximity of the corporation. The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the purpose and significance of communication within an organization at many levels. Students will learn both the why and how of communication techniques as organizations interface with customers, employees, and the public. As a result, students should have greater understanding of and appreciation for the corporate communication process. Co-requisite: BUS 293.
Intensive consideration is given to accounting theory and practice as it pertains to principle statement items. The course deals primarily with investments, receivables, inventories, fixed assets, and other material suitable to a second-year course in accounting. Prerequisite: BUS 106. Fall semesters only.
Intensive consideration is given to accounting theory and practice as it pertains to current and long-term liabilities, long-term investments in stocks, stockholders' equity transactions, accounting for leases, Statement of Cash Flows, preparing statements from incomplete records and the analytical process as well as other selected topics. Prerequisite: BUS 201. Spring semesters only.
The course will include an introduction to the creation and modification of spreadsheets and charts. These skills will then be expanded and applied to business situations. Topics will include, but not be limited to, the creation of spreadsheets, formatting, printing, layout options, charting, creating simple and more complex formulas, using built-in formulas and other features as appropriate. Prerequisite: BUS-105 or POI.
This course builds on the skills learned in Electronic Spreadsheets for Business I. Students will create, edit, and manage worksheets and workbooks to analyze and communicate data relevant to a variety of business applications. Topics include a variety of advanced functions, formulas, and analysis tools. Prerequisite: BUS-203.
A course in individual and business taxes under the federal income tax system. The course includes instruction and practice in the fields of individual returns, includable and tax-exempt income, partnership and other information returns, other business property and depreciation deduction, deductible losses, capital gains and losses, involuntary conversions, installment sales, etc. There will be considerable practice in return preparation in all these areas, as well as instruction in same. Prerequisite: BUS 106. This course is offered once per academic year.
Basic principles of cost accounting are developed and applied to industrial situations. Topics include budgetary planning and control; income measurement and inventory valuation; accounting for costs of material, labor, and overhead; job-order, process, and standard costs systems. Prerequisite: BUS 106. This course is offered once per academic year.
The Disney Advanced Studies in Hospitality Management Course is an advanced-level course that covers the more complex issues facing hospitality leaders today. The objective of this course is to prepare students to become entry-level managers in the hospitality industry by exposing them to contemporary operational issues and situations and equipping them with the ability to analyze problems and develop, propose and implement strategic solutions. Topics covered include leadership, strategic planning, international tourism, organizational behavior, communication, ethics, etiquette, human resource management, hospitality security and guest service, among others. Previous working knowledge of the hospitality industry gained through academic studies and practical experience is helpful. However, a list of supplemental reading material will be provided in week one to help those students without this foundational knowledge. Co-requisite: BUS 293.
Business communications and report writing. Theory is put into practice in the writing of representative types of business letters and reports. Methods of all types of business communications are studied, including oral presentation. Prerequisite: ENG 103 or Permission of Instructor.
This course provides an organizational exploration of the Walt Disney Company and covers a variety of topics, including its corporate history, structure, governance, performance, and culture. In addition, students will learn more about the company's concepts about innovation and technology, globalization, history and heritage, corporate social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion. Class content is delivered through lectures, group discussions, learning activities, and situational studies. Prerequisites: full- or part-time status and minimum 2.0 G.P.A.; co-requisite: BUS 293.
Topics covering the descriptive and inferential aspects of statistics will include: frequency distribution, graphs, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, probability distributions, binomial and normal distributions, introduction to sampling theory, estimation theory, and hypothesis testing (mean, variance, proportions, etc.) Computer software will be used. A specific calculator will be required for this course. Credit will not be given for both MAT 151 and BUS 219 nor for MAT 118 if taken after BUS 219. Prerequisite: MAT 116 or MAT 141 or MAT 143 or Permission of Instructor.
A continuation of Statistics I to include the topics: two-sample analysis, linear and multiple regression, correlation, analysis of variance, non-parametric statistics, and Chi-square goodness of fit. Time series analysis and/or statistical process control as time permits. Computer software and graphing calculator applications will be an integral component of this course. A graphing calculator with specific statistical capabilities will be required. Credit will not be given for both MAT 152 and BUS 220. Prerequisite: MAT 151 or BUS 219 or equivalent.
A study of the management process with a survey of managerial and organizational theories. Specific topics will include planning, organizing, supervision, control, labor relations, and the functions of decision-making. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or Permission of Instructor.
A study of the major areas of Human Resource Management which includes recruitment, selection, job analysis, training, job evaluation, wage and salary administration, and labor relations as well as administrative functions and responsibilities of the Human Resource manager. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or Permission of Instructor.
This course is the study of principles of management related to the establishment and operation of a small business enterprise. Topics will include small business start-up (economic and legal aspects), organization and financing concerns, location and facilities layout, employee relations, merchandising, and control techniques.
The Disney Creativity and Innovation course combines theory and experiential assignments to introduce students to the main concepts of creativity and innovation. It will explore their crucial importance to individuals, organizations, and the entrepreneurial process. Students will learn various tools to promote creativity within themselves and others, processes to increase innovation, how to contribute to a creative team, how to manage creativity, and how to establish a culture of creativity within an organization. As a result, students should have greater understanding of and appreciation for the creative/innovative processes and be better able to harness and direct those forces for themselves and others. This course prepares students to contribute in a unique and productive way to today's entrepreneurial and organizational demands. Co-requisite: BUS 293.
The fundamentals of legal liability, of the growth of our legal institutions, and court systems. The principles of the law of contracts, negotiable instruments, and sales.
The legal aspects of business, covering agency and partnerships, corporations, and related business organizations (reference to government regulations of business and business torts).
This course explores the human resource management function in a corporate setting and specifically focuses on the development of knowledge and skills needed by every corporate manager. Topics include: interviewing, employment law, labor relations, compensation, performance appraisal, training and maintaining effective environments. The classes are designed to familiarize participants with current human resource practices and laws applicable to their career fields. Not open to students who have completed BUS 231. Co-requisite: BUS 293.
This course examines and applies the universal principles of leadership to the Disney culture. It is designed to build leadership knowledge and skills transferable to community and commerce. Instructional methods include: lectures, group discussions, self-assessment, project development and presentation, and situational studies. Co-requisite: BUS 293.
This course uses directed discussion and cooperative learning experiences to both define a personal brand for career marketing and to focus students who do not have clear career objectives. The course is designed to maximize the Disney College Program Internship experience, as well as all prior/subsequent work experience, utilizing the transferable skills noted in the Secretary of Labor's SCANS (Secretary's Commission of Achieving Necessary Skills 1991) report. The student will learn how to market the SCANS report skills of communication, customer service, problem solving, conflict resolution, decision-making, self-management, and creative thinking. Key elements of the course include the development of a career focus and a marketing plan. The marketing plan allows a student to develop a personal brand, 30-second commercial, resume, and networking strategy. The student will also learn interviewing and negotiation techniques. Prerequisites: full- or part-time status and minimum of 2.0 G.P.A.; co-requisite: BUS 293. Cannot be substituted for GEN 154 or CNL 175.
A course designed to prepare students to work after graduation. A learning contract containing specific educational objectives that relate to both the work experience and the field of study is developed between the student and a faculty co-op coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 180 hours of work, the maintenance of a work journal to record hours worked and duties performed, other work as required by the intructor and a final term paper. The student's performance will be evaluated by the co-op faculty coordinator on the basis of meeting the objectives in the learning contract and satisfactory evaluation by the employer. A letter grade will be awarded. No experiential credit is given for previous work in the field. The work experience cannot be used to satisfy the requirements of any other course.
The Disney Co-Operative Internship uses a directed working and learning experience to expand knowledge of successful organizational practices. This course is designed to meet a participant's need for an integrated work-study internship program that provides transferable knowledge and skills to all participants. Students must register for one of the following courses at Onondaga and Disney: Corporate Analysis, Corporate Communication, Advanced Studies in Hospitality Management, Creativity and Innovation, Marketing You: Personal and Career Development Strategies, Human Resource Management, or Organizational Leadership. Students must have full- or part-time status with a minimum G.P.A. of 2.0. Students are responsible for all transportation costs to and from Florida. Students receive an hourly wage. They are housed on Disney property; housing costs are deducted from their weekly paycheck. Students must register for this course the same semester they participate in the Disney experience. This course cannot be taken concurrently with BUS 290. Prerequisites: full- or part-time status and minimum G.P.A. of 2.0; co-requisite: BUS 178, 210, 218, 240, 247, 248, or 277.
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