BUS Courses

BUS203 - Business Ethics and Modern Society (3 cr.)

Introduces the first-year student to the topic of ethics, from a broad-based global and theoretical basis, and from the perspectives of our School of Business and Economics nine major disciplines and of business professionals from the surrounding Plattsburgh community. This course introduces the first-year student to the importance of oral communication in business and modern society, and prepares students for their first-year, from scheduling, registration and advising, to planning for academic success. (Fall & Spring).

BUS260 - Business and Society (3 cr.)

Emphasizes informed decision-making in a changing world. A balanced investigation of the challenges faced by business people in pursuit of profit as well as the critical roles of business in the global economy and society. Emphasis on social responsibility, business ethics, equal employment opportunity, intercultural and interpersonal sensitivity, environmental protection and consumerism. Focuses on current issues related to the functioning of business firms in an increasingly interdependent world. (Fall). Liberal arts.

BUS333 - Canadian and U.S. Business: A Comparative View (3 cr.)

The culture and practice of conducting business in Canada and comparison with U.S. culture and practice. Areas of exploration include management style, ethics and social responsibility, marketing and advertising practices, finance, government regulation, tax regulation and forms of business organization. Liberal arts. Prerequisites: ECO101 or ECO110 or ECO111; ACC201; MGM280; MKE290.

BUS388 - Seminar in Professionalism (3 cr.)

This course provides a context for business students to excel in their post-graduate careers by exploring five main areas: 1) Ethics in Business; 2) Managerial and Leadership Skills; 3) Information Technology; 4) Communications (written and oral); 4) Internships; and 5) Career Assessment. Students will develop competence and understanding in each of these areas with an emphasis on research writing and presentations, both individually and as part of a team. By exploring the concept of "professionalism," students will gain insight and appreciation for the characteristics that constitute an effective business leader. This course provides students the opportunity to construct the framework for a career assessment plan where they define professional goals and identify their strengths and weaknesses through written and oral work. Liberal Arts. Approved AWR. (Fall, Spring, Summer). Prerequisites: SBE major, ENG101, junior or senior standing.

BUS399 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Fall/Spring).

BUS444 - Selected Topics: Business (3 cr.)

Studies in diverse business topics; topics vary with each offering and may include organizational leadership, current business practices, cross-cultural networks, business trade authors, or critical business approaches. May be repeated for credit as topics change. (Fall). Prerequisites: junior standing and MGM280 or POI.

BUS489 - Business Exit Exam (0 cr.)

Course consists of administration of the Business Exit Exam which serves as an assurance of learning standards by students in the SBE. A passing grade on the exam is a graduation requirement for SBE students majoring in Accounting, Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Global Supply Chain Management, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and/or Marketing. (Fall/Spring). Prerequisites: junior standing and ACC202, ACC351, ECO260, FIN355, MIS275, MGM280, and MKE290.

BUS499 - Independent Study (1 to 15 cr.)

Project individually arranged by student and faculty sponsor. Requires completion of the Independent Study form and approval by the Faculty Sponsor, Academic Advisor, Department Chair and Academic Dean. (Fall/Spring).

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Alphabetical Listing of Curriculum Descriptions by Course Subject


  • Africana Studies = AAS
  • Accounting = ACC
  • Anthropology = ANT
  • Arabic = ARA
  • Art = ART
  • Asian Studies = ASI
  • Astronomy = AST


  • Biology = BIO
  • Business = BUS


  • Canadian Studies = CAS
  • Communications Disorders & Sciences = CDS
  • Consumer Economics Management = CEM
  • Chemistry = CHE
  • Counseling = CLG
  • Career Life Planning = CLP
  • Communication Studies = CMM
  • Computer Science = CSC
  • Criminal Justice = CRI


  • Economics = ECO
  • Education = EDU
  • Education - Administration = EDA
  • Education - Mathematics = EDM
  • Education - Reading = EDR
  • Education - Special = EDS
  • English = ENG
  • Environmental Science = ENV
  • English as a Second Language = ESL
  • Expeditionary Studies = EXP


  • Finance = FIN
  • Foreign Languages & Literature = FLL
  • French = FRE
  • Freshman Seminar = FRS
  • Freshman Experience = FRX


  • Geography = GEG
  • Gender & Women's Studies = GWS
  • Geology = GEL
  • German = GER


  • Health Education = HED
  • History = HIS
  • Honors = HON
  • Hotel, Restaurant, & Tourism Management = HRT
  • Human Development and Family Relations = HDF


  • Interdisciplinary Studies = INT
  • Italian = ITA


  • Journalism = JOU


  • Latin American Studies = LAS
  • Latin = LAT
  • Leadership = MLS
  • Library Skills = LIB
  • Language & Linguistics = LIN


  • Mathematics = MAT
  • Meteorology = MET
  • Military Studies = MTS
  • Management & International Business = MGM
  • Marketing & Entrepreneurship = MKE
  • Minority Studies = MNS
  • Music = MUS


  • Nursing = NUR
  • Nutrition = FNI


  • Physical Education = PED
  • Philosophy = PHI
  • Physics = PHY
  • Portuguese = POR
  • Political Science = PSC
  • Psychology = PSY


  • Reading = RDG
  • Recreation = REC
  • Russian = RUS


  • Science & Society = SCI
  • Sociology = SOC
  • Spanish = SPA
  • Social Work = SWK


  • Theatre = THE
  • Tutor Training = TTR