Business Education Major
Training & Development Minor
Somsen Hall, Room 319 (507-457-5165)
Jeanette Karjala, Advisor
The Business Education program’s primary goal is to provide the depth of knowledge and competencies required for career advancement in addition to entry-level proficiencies. All programs are designed with a balanced curriculum of general knowledge and specialized skills. The following programs are available:
• Bachelor of Science: Business Education (Teaching)
• Bachelor of Science: Training and Development Minor
• Certificate: Training and Development
Business Education Teaching Major
The Business Education Teaching major prepares students to become teachers of business subjects at the K-12 level. Business education courses integrate technology and business to prepare students for success after graduation. Students pursue a balanced curriculum of computer technology, business administration, administrative information systems, general education, methods of teaching, and professional education. Senior business education students teach in grades 5-12 on a full-time basis for one semester to fulfill their student teaching requirement.
To improve the opportunity and access for interested candidates to complete a business education program and receive licensure, WSU worked closely with the Board of Teaching (BOT) and Minnesota Department of Education to develop a collaborative procedure for students located throughout the state. Since fall 1999, WSU has worked toward preparing online courses. This included a pilot cohort of students from the Mankato area. The program is now ready to be released statewide. Students in this program complete their general education core and certain electives from the MnSCU institution in their area. The Minnesota Standards of Effective Practice must be taken from a single BOT-approved teacher preparation institution and verification of satisfactory completion provided. The business education core of courses is completed online through WSU. For specific information, contact the Business Education office for an advisor.
Training and Development
The Training and Development minor or certification program prepares individuals for professional positions in employer-based training and employee development programs; this program augments many majors. Additionally, it prepares students to fulfill the rapidly expanding training and training administrator market. As one of the most rapidly growing career opportunity areas, the training and development field offers careers in positions such as trainer/instructor, instructional technologist, course developer/designer, training specialist, and training manager.
The training and development minor or certification program includes course work in seven basic areas: business organization and management, instruction and program development, business communications, interpersonal relations, human resources, adult learning, and computers. These competency areas coincide with the competencies that the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) recommends for well-qualified training professionals. Organizations with training and employee development programs provide internship positions that allow students to actively apply knowledge and skills in a “real” training environment.
Vocational-Technical College Transfer Policy for Business Education Teaching Majors
Students who have completed a one- or two-year business program at a technical or community college may apply for a transfer of approved business credits. Students’ transcripts are evaluated by Business Education faculty. (Refer to page 5 for information about transfer of technical or community college credits.) This transfer policy applies only to students majoring in the teaching of business education.
ADMISSION AND RETENTION REQUIREMENTS
For information about admission and retention requirements, see page 91.
STUDENT TEACHING REQUIREMENTS
To receive departmental recommendation for student teaching, a student must:
1. Complete all courses required for the major.
2. Have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA and a 2.5 GPA in the major.
3. Meet the admission requirements of the College of Education listed on page 91.
For a checklist of the University’s graduation requirements, see page 23.
BUSINESS EDUCATION TEACHING MAJORS
Students interested in the business education teaching major should contact the Business Education office for an advisor. Teaching majors must take all courses in the Professional Education Sequence for secondary majors in addition to courses in the content area. Refer to the education program requirements on page 92, or refer to either of these websites: www.winona.edu/bued or www.winona.edu/education. Please refer to the business education website for information regarding the articulation agreement with Minnesota State University—Mankato for the Business Education program.
The business education faculty recommends for student teaching only those students who have a minimum 2.75 overall GPA and a 2.5 GPA in the major. See admission requirements for teacher education on page 91.
UNIVERSITY STUDIES FLAG REQUIREMENTS
Students may use flag courses to satisfy both University Studies and major requirements. Flag courses will usually be in the student’s major or minor program. The Business Education program offers the following flag courses in the University Studies Program:
BUED 401 General Methods and Foundation (3)
BUED 403 Technology and Business Teaching Methods (3)
BUED 410 Administrative Communication (3)
BUED 333 Business Communication (3)
BUED 335 Information Resource Management (3)
Flag courses that can be used to satisfy business education major/minor requirements are identified in the lists of required courses and electives in this section.
B.S. MAJOR BUSINESS EDUCATION (Teaching) (BEDT)
58 S.H. (No Minor Required) Grade 5-12
REQUIRED COURSES (52 S.H.)
Business Education – BUED (34 S.H.)
201 Keyboarding (1)
203 Document Production and Procedures (2)
215 Personal Finance (3)
320 Business Technology (3)
330 Advanced Business Technology (3)
# 333 Business Communication (3)
# 335 Information Resource Management (3)
340 Integrated Information Systems Applications (3)
360 Interpersonal Business Relations (3)
# 401 General Methods and Foundations (3)
# 403 Technology and Business Teaching Methods (3)
435 Information Systems/Personnel Management (3)
490 Capstone Seminar (1)
Accounting – ACCT (6 S.H.)
211 Financial Accounting Principles (3)
212 Managerial Accounting Principles (3)
Business Administration – BUSA (3 S.H.)
291 Legal Environment of Business (3)
Economics and Finance (9 S.H.)
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
FIN 360 Corporate Finance (3) OR
FIN 201 Introduction to Finance (3)
Marketing – MKTG (3 S.H.)
300 Principles of Marketing (3)
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES (3 S.H.)
Business Administration – BUSA
106 Introduction to Business (3)
Business Education – BUED
206 Administrative Procedures (3)
218 Job Search Strategies: Résumé (1)
219 Job Search Strategies: Application Letter and Interview (1)
336 Information Services Seminar (1)
350 Quality of Work Life (3)
# 410 Administrative Communication (3)
412 Team Building (1-3)
440 Training and Employee Development (3)
441 Training Techniques and Media (3)
470 Seminar in Training and Education for Business (1-3)
Education – EDUC
442 The Adult Learner (3)
† Other electives may be taken with approval from the student’s advisor.
Note: The College of Education plans to restructure some program offerings in 2007-2008. As a result, the content, numbering, and/or credit hours for Secondary Teaching Licenses courses will likely be revised after this catalog goes to print. To obtain the latest course requirements, please refer to the current program sheets, which are available from the department office or website.
B. S. MINOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (TRDV)
REQUIRED COURSES (15 S.H.)
Business Education – BUED (12 S.H.)
335 Information Resource Management (3)
# 410 Administrative Communication (3)
440 Training and Employee Development (3)
441 Training Techniques and Media (3)
Education – EDUC (3 S.H.)
442 The Adult Learner (3)
FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS (9 S.H.)
BUED 320 Business Technology (3) OR
MIS 202 Microcomputers in Business (3)
BUED 360 Interpersonal Business Relations (3)
BUED 435 Information Systems/Personnel Management (3) OR
# MGMT 317 Management of Human Resources (3)
TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
REQUIRED COURSES (15 S.H.)
# BUED 410 Administrative Communication (3)
BUED 440 Training and Employee Development (3)
BUED 441 Training Techniques and Media (3)
EDUC 442 The Adult Learner (3)
BUED 470 Seminar in Training and Education for Business (1-3)
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (BUED)
201 - Keyboarding (1 S.H.)
Computer keyboarding proficiency and mastery are developed with skill building and proofreading techniques. Technique, speed, and accuracy are emphasized. Offered each semester.
202 - Introduction to Word/Information Processing (3 S.H.)
Knowledge and application of word processing, spreadsheet and database software for personal use. Includes problem-solving and production using integrated software. Prerequisite: BUED 201 or equivalent.
203 - Document Production and Procedures (2 S.H.)
Fundamental word processing software knowledge and skills are developed for personal and business uses. Current input devices and methods, such as voice and slate, are included. Prerequisite: BUED 201 or equivalent. Offered yearly.
206 - Administrative Procedures (3 S.H.)
Administrative procedures and methods for implementing the administrative support function.
215 - Personal Finance (3 S.H.)
For all students. Units focus on the major personal financial planning problems that individuals and families encounter. Emphasis on using the activity involved with personal financial planning as a framework for developing effective money management practices. Consumer units include budgets, banking, tax strategies, investments, credit, insurance, real estate, interest, pensions, and estate and retirement planning. Offered each semester.
218 - Job Search Strategies: Resumé (1 S.H.)
An examination of job search strategies with emphasis on the written and oral communications necessary to market one’s potential. Special focus on developing a competitive resumé, Offered each semester.
219 - Job Search Strategies: Application Letter and Interview (1 S.H.) An examination of job search strategies with emphasis on the written and oral communications necessary to market one’s potential. Special focus is placed on developing effective application correspondence, follow-up correspondence, and interviewing techniques. Offered each semester.
320 - Business Technology (3 S.H.)
Intermediate design principles for print-based documents and computer-generated outputs such as word processing, database, spreadsheets, and use of presentation and voice recognition technology. Publishing features will be used to enhance materials graphically for more effective communication. Prerequisite: BUED 203 or equivalent.
330 - Advanced Business Technology (3 S.H.)
Expert concepts of word processing, database, spreadsheets, and use of presentation and voice recognition technology. Provides a vocabulary and understanding of computers in business, including business application software. Prerequisite: BUED 203 and BUED 320 or equivalent. Offered yearly.
332 - Business Report Writing (1-2 S.H.)
Principles and practices for effective written reports. Emphasis on a functional writing style applied to routine, periodic and analytical reports. Includes formal reports based on secondary and primary research methods.
333 - Business Communication (3 S.H.)
The application of a functional writing style to produce effective business communications: memos, correspondence, and short informal reports. Includes basics of communication management, communication technology, intercultural business communication, and collaborative organizational writing. Offered yearly.
335 - Information Resource Management (3 S.H.)
A study of information and image media systems, and the structures and functions related to the planning, controlling, organizing, and leadership activities of the information and image systems manager. Image media as information storage include paper, micrographics, computer-output microfilm, and electronic as well as other forms of information generation, recording, and storage. Focuses on image technology, computer-based records management systems, archival management, forms design, control policies and procedures, legal retention requirements, disaster prevention and recovery, information value and security, and information as a critical organizational asset. Offered yearly.
336 - Information Services Seminars (1 S.H.)
A series of seminars to include such topics as time management, administrative workplace layout, interpersonal relations, microcomputer applications in the administrative area, active listening, and applied problem-solving.
340 - Integrated Information Systems Applications (3 S.H.)
Information management systems concepts for the user and/or designer of information systems; systems analysis design system outputs, inputs, data files, methods and procedures, and systems and procedures analysis. Includes software applications. Overview and introduction to networking technologies and foundations of local area networks. Prerequisite: BUED 203 or equivalent. Offered yearly.
350 - Quality of Work Life (3 S.H.)
Focuses on a quality of work life approach to diversity in the workplace including gender, cultural, age, social, racial, and ethnic differences. Examines professional and interpersonal dynamics within organizational cultures, human resource values and politics. Includes leadership styles and career enhancement strategies. An experiential approach to attitudinal and professional development. Offered alternate years.
360 - Interpersonal Business Relations (3 S.H.)
Confronting and coping with interpersonal problems specific to the business environment. Focus is on strategies for managing productive work relationships. Includes leadership styles, power and authority, listening and feedback skills, conflict resolution, relating to minority groups, and multi-cultural business relationships. Offered yearly.
397 - Information Services Internship (3 S.H.)
Practical administrative management work experience in a supervised workplace setting. Contact BUED faculty for requirements. P/NC only. Offered each semester.
398 - Training & Development Internship (3 S.H.)
An on-the-job supervised work experience in training and development. Contact BUED faculty for requirements. P/NC only. Offered each semester.
399 - General Internship (1-6 S.H.)
On-the-job supervised work experience in administrative information systems. Credit applies to general electives, not to major credits/requirements. Contact BUED faculty for requirements. P/NC only. Offered each semester.
401 - General Methods and Foundations (3 S.H.)
A course for business teacher preparation in the methods and materials of business education. Topics include philosophical foundations of business education, general curriculum trends, and instructional change. Focuses on the refinement of teaching abilities and competencies required in the teaching of business law, consumer education, general business, and economics. Open only to Business Education teaching majors/minors. Recommended prerequisites: EDUC 305 and EDUC 312. Grade only. Offered yearly.
403 - Technology and Business Teaching Methods (3 S.H.)
A study of strategies for teaching technology and business subjects. Teaching practices are related to theories of learning and include specific techniques of classroom management, motivation, planning, evaluation, and appropriate use and management of technology. Open only to Business Education majors/minors. Recommended prerequisites: EDUC 305 and EDUC 312. Grade only. Offered yearly.
410 - Administrative Communication (3 S.H.)
Leadership communication for personnel at all organizational levels. An emphasis on spoken communication includes such topics as persuasive proposals, presentations, and case analysis; meeting management; visual briefing; and multimedia and communication technology applications. Offered yearly.
412 - Team Building (1-3 S.H.)
Introduces teamwork concepts and skills as a collaborative approach to improved performance. Covers structural and process attributes of teams with the objective of enhancing team leader and participant effectiveness; focuses on designing and implementing an effective system, blending individual and team performance. Team participation skills applied to collaborative class activities. Offered yearly.
434 - Word/Information Processing for Paralegals (3 S.H.)
Knowledge of word/information processing in the paralegal profession. Includes information processing software and legal research using the Internet. Prerequisite: Basic keyboarding proficiency. Grade only. Not open to Business Education majors.
435 - Information Systems/Personnel Management (3 S.H.)
The study of effective management for the information function in organizations and principles of administrative personnel management. Focuses on the feasibility, design, justification, implementation, and evaluation of administrative information systems. Administrative policies and procedures applied to personnel issues, recruitment and hiring, performance appraisal, employee productivity, and managerial communication. Prerequisite: BUED 330. Offered yearly.
440 - Training and Employee Development (3 S.H.)
An overview of the training and development field with an emphasis on the systems approach to training program design. Focuses on the key phases of training program development: reassessment, needs analysis, design implementation, and evaluation. Includes the principle of instructional design using the experiential learning approach. Offered yearly.
441 - Training Techniques and Media (3 S.H.)
Instructional techniques, methods and multimedia to use for effective employer-based learning delivery systems. Topics include trainer styles, training structures and formats, instructional presentation skills, training aids and technology, and computer-based training. A skills-based approach to effective training for adult learners. Offered yearly.
470 - Seminar in Training and Education for Business (1-3 S.H.)
Specific subject matter is arranged by the BUED faculty. May be repeated when offered with different subject matter content and title. Offered when demand warrants.
480 - Independent Studies in Training and Education for Business
Reading and/or research in relevant areas of a student’s special interest. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
490 - Capstone Seminar(1 S.H.)
A synthesis of major course work and internship experiences for seniors in BUED programs. A comprehensive analysis and compilation of students’ learning outcomes; a culminating experience and evaluation of indicators that demonstrate students’ success in achieving program learning outcome goals. Offered yearly.