Business and Entrepreneurship for Creatives

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AC 111
Advertising and Promotion

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00

Concepts, perspectives, and methods for the development and implementation of integrated marketing communications programs for producers, manufacturers, and retailers are analyzed and critiqued.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
4625 25A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM TBA0
19577 25B R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM B915-A
6494 25C W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM A341-A

AC 114
Marketing for Integrated Marketing Communications

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2028.00

This course provides students with a broad background to marketing concepts as they apply to integrated marketing communications (IMC). Students explore the role of marketing both within the organization and the external environment in which firms operate. The process of developing marketing with an IMC perspective is addressed, as well as how managers use these elements to gain competitive advantage in a global economy.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
16934 OL1 ONLINE  
20118 OL4 ONLINE  
20226 25A R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM A325

AC 161
Multimedia Computing for Advertising and Marketing Communications

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00
Online: In state $470.00 Out of state $1352.00

Students develop computer skills applicable to the communications industry, including word processing, spreadsheets, networking, presentations, desktop publishing, and internet research. Through hands-on use, they format such industry-oriented projects as print ads, press releases, and advertising analyses.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19998 OL2 ONLINE  
8414 OL1 ONLINE  
18698 25A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM A587

AC 171
Mass Communications

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2028.00

Analysis and comparison of mass media and the communication arts as they are used in advertising, marketing, promotion, and the dissemination of public information. Includes an overview of careers available in communications. Students learn communications theory, new electronic media, and their potential applications.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
17875 OL1 ONLINE  
18312 OL2 ONLINE  
6916 25B W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM B731

EP 360
Social Enterprise

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2712.00

This course challenges students to create social value through entrepreneurship. Using the tools of entrepreneurs and innovators in the not-for-profit sector, social entrepreneurs apply the skills to develop a social enterprise for society’s most pressing social problems. Rather than leaving societal needs to existing government, not-for-profit or corporate solutions, social entrepreneurs find and demonstrate innovative ways to address these needs.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
20029 75A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C513

FM 110
Product Elements and Principles

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00
Online: In state $470.00 Out of state $1352.00

Students learn the key components necessary for development of fashion apparel products. They gain experience in identifying apparel construction techniques, fabric strategies, product processes, bill of materials (costing), global sourcing, and learn key apparel terminology to develop garment prototypes.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19417 OL2 ONLINE  
19405 OL1 ONLINE  
19404 25A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C509
19416 25C W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM B303

FM 114
Introduction to the Fashion Industry

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2028.00

This survey covers the history, characteristics, and global interrelationships of all segments of the fashion industry. The course explores how fiber, textile, and apparel producers, retailers, and home furnishings companies merchandise and market their products within the industry and to the ultimate consumer.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
17445 OL1 ONLINE  

FM 116
Fashion Business Practices

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2028.00

A comprehensive introduction to the modern fashion business environment with insight to the structures, finances, management, leadership, organization and ethical responsibilities of varied global fashion enterprises. Emphasis is placed on careers, job descriptions and the preparation necessary for a successful career in the fashion business.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
13157 OL2 ONLINE  
19770 OL3 ONLINE  
19768 25A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM B309

FM 207
Retail Strategies

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00

Explores current practices in the retail industry. Topics and disciplines include retail landscape, channel classification, industry segments, retail market strategies, data analytics, customer relationship management, financial strategy, supply chain structures and retail management.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
20336 25C W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM B824

FM 213
Direct and Digital Marketing for Fashion Business

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2028.00

Presents a comprehensive overview of the direct marketing industry, including its various components and career opportunities. Through the use of case studies and/or assignments, students learn strategic planning: how to choose and merchandise a product, pinpoint a target audience, develop marketing tests, and analyze results. Students are also introduced to the various electronic vehicles currently used in this ever-changing industry

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
16796 OL1 ONLINE  
20043 25A R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM A322

FM 245
Fashion Forecasting for Merchandisers

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2028.00

Students explore and apply various forecast research methods in preparation for developing, planning, purchasing, or merchandising apparel lines and collections. Using the case study method, trend research is evaluated through the use of scholarly texts, articles, databases, and relevant websites to identify opportunities for growth and profitability in a fashion business.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
16112 OL1 ONLINE  
19676 OL3 ONLINE  
19427 OL2 ONLINE  
20341 OL4 ONLINE  
16410 25A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM B309
19967 25B T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM B504

FM 303
Fashion Business Law

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2712.00

This course provides a practical introduction to the legal environment of the fashion industry. Students learn to anticipate and manage the key legal issues and problems faced by fashion designers and companies from the start-up phase though branding, sourcing, sales, and distribution phases.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19089 75A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM B504

FM 326
Sustainability in Fashion Merchandising

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2712.00

Using the case study method and primary research, this course enhances student knowledge of sustainability issues. Attention is also paid to the fiscal implications of implementing sustainability initiatives, illustrating that sustainability and profit are not mutually exclusive.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
14994 75A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C311

IN 322
Global Marketing

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2712.00

Introduction to the research techniques and implementation strategies practiced in global marketing by the fashion and related industries. Students examine the major trends revolutionizing international marketing, the evolution of international companies into global firms, and the expanding role of e-commerce. The role of intercultural communication and negotiation styles in global marketing strategies is studied in detail.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
17116 75A R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C513

IN 341
International Logistics

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2757.00

International logistics—the organized movement of goods, services, and people across countries—is explored. Students survey the impact of the market, government regulations, and technological forces on ground, ocean, and air transportation systems. International conventions and the role of unions in logistics are also studied.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
13241 OL1 ONLINE  

IN 434
International Management

3.0 credits
In state $897.00 Out of state $2712.00
Online: In state $942.00 Out of state $2757.00

This course is a guide to the world of international business and addresses the myriad factors that influence decision makers working in this environment. Students assess how organizational structure, personnel decisions, resource planning and allocation, and other business alternatives are affected by a firm’s global participation.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
13565 OL1 ONLINE  

MA 80
Fundamentals of Mathematics

4.0 credits
In state $880.00 Out of state $2644.00

This is a basic mathematics course with an emphasis on applications. This course reviews such topics as fractions, percents, decimals, ratios and proportions, rounding and estimating, measurement systems, linear equations and inequalities, and systems of linear equations. It is designed to provide the necessary skills for credit-bearing mathematics and sciences courses. Prerequisite(s): SAT scores of 530 or above will not require this course. ACT scores of 23 and above will not require this course.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
18187 35A M 6:30 PM–8:20 PM B923
18187 35A W 6:30 PM–8:20 PM C415-C

MG 132
Marketing for Manufacturers

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2028.00

Students are introduced to the basic concept of marketing and the components of the marketing mix in order to understand how fashion products are developed and successfully distributed. Computer-assisted marketing, including barcoding, e-commerce, and the role of the internet, is investigated as a strategic tool for globalization.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
11313 OL1 ONLINE  

MG 153
Excel for Business

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00
Online: In state $470.00 Out of state $1352.00

This course prepares students to firm up their fundamental skill of Microsoft Excel 2016 for all business types and a very wide range of personal use. Excel program referring to MS 2016 textbook and Lynda.com helps you to prepare and develop a professional level-competency in Excel 2016. Students will develop a fundamental computer filing and operation in a corporate setting. At the completion of the course students will be prepared to take the MOS-Microsoft Certification Application Specialist Exam (MCAS) for a Certificate in Excel.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
12611 OL1 ONLINE  
18249 OL2 ONLINE  
12607 25A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C415-B

MG 242
Principles of Accounting

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00
Online: In state $705.00 Out of state $2028.00

This introductory course covers the accounting cycle leading to the creation of a business’ financial statements. Topics include double-entry accounting, adjusting and closing entries, trial balances, inventories, bank reconciliation, specialized journals, accounts receivable, bad debts, and depreciation. Partnership and corporation accounting are also covered.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19646 OL2 ONLINE  
12651 25A T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C415-B
19649 25B W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C307
19650 25C R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C415-A

SS 141
Macroeconomics

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00

Introduction to basic principles and characteristics of economic systems. Primary emphasis is on macroeconomic issues, including national income determination, monetary and fiscal policy, and current economic problems. (G4: Social Sciences).

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
5045 35A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM B928
9316 35B T 6:30 PM–9:20 PM A324

SS 237
Industrial Psychology

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00

Applies psychological principles to issues in the workplace. Personnel selection, training, leadership, motivation, job satisfaction, performance appraisal, and stress are explored to provide future leaders, managers, and technical specialists with information and skills to enhance their interpersonal and organizational effectiveness. (G4: Social Sciences).

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
17316 35A W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C709

TS 110
Product Elements and Principles Laboratory

2.0 credits
In state $440.00 Out of state $1322.00
Online: In state $470.00 Out of state $1352.00

This course is the lab component for FM 110. This course focuses on the understanding of textiles (knit and woven), and the details to consider when building a product in the Men’s, Women’s and Children’s apparel businesses. Corequisite(s): FM110

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19609 OL1 ONLINE  
19605 25A M 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C310
19606 25B R 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C314
19607 25C W 6:30 PM–9:20 PM C308

TS 111
Fundamentals of Textiles

3.0 credits
In state $660.00 Out of state $1983.00

General study of textile materials with an emphasis on the factors that produce successful fabrics in the marketplace, including fibers, yarns, construction, color, and finish. Characteristics of a wide range of market fabrics are examined.

 
CRN Section Day Time Location
19653 BL1 T 6:30 PM–10:20 PM C312