Entrepreneurship & Business Skills

Effective Selling (RBM 133)

Nature and scope of selling and understanding buying motives with strong emphasis on the selling process, prospecting, pre-approach, demonstration of products and services, and closing. Develop selling skills through role-play, case studies, and in-class simulations.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 57G4, 5 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Excel for Retail Business Applications (RBM 150)

The fundamentals of Excel, such as entering data, formatting, copying and pasting, basic formula construction, auto summing, and more.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 57B4, 3 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Essentials of Business Communication (RBM 128)

Prepares students to communicate effectively in business settings by helping them develop superior written and oral communication skills. This course focuses on traditional and web-based forms of communication, as seen in business today, including email, letters, memos, reports, proposals and presentations. Upon completion of Business Communications, students will know how to plan, write, and revise communications for a variety of audiences, both in print and online.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 5744, 5 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Fundamentals of Retail Mathematics (RBM 126)

Implement business applications of mathematical concepts. This course includes a brief math review, cash and trade discounts, markups and markdowns, insurance, inventory pricing, bank statements, credit, mortgage loans, statistical techniques, payroll computations, promissory notes, simple interest and discounting, compound interest and present value, annuities and depreciation.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 5734, 4 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Fundamentals of Supervision (RBM 141)

Emphasis on the human factor in business, the job of the supervisor, human relations, the art of leadership and converting policy into action, job analysis and performance, how and when to discipline, and effective supervising techniques for a diverse workplace.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 5784, 5 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Human Resource Management (RBM 158)

Identify the role of human resource management, including its scope and responsibilities. Students will examine the principles and methods used in the recruitment, selection, placement and training of employees. Major laws, trends and issues related to human resource administration will be discussed.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 57C4, 6 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Introduction to Business (RBM 201)

Introduces students to the functional areas of business: management, marketing, accounting, finance and information technology. Core topics highlighted within these areas include ethics and social responsibility, forms of business ownership, small business concerns, and international issues.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 57F4, 5 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Marketing — Presentation and Survey Skills (RBM 142)

Methods and techniques of marketing research and the principles on which they are based. Includes the elements of the research process, evaluation and effective presentation of finding.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 5794, 3 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Principles of Operations Management (RBM 140)

Allows students to apply what they’ve learned to real company challenges and best practices by offering a multitude of problems in the text and integrated case studies. Including topics on operations and productivity, project management, human resources and job design, forecasting, statistical process control, and supply chain management. Only online.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 5774, 4 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Principles of Retailing (RBM 143)

Introduction to retail management operations and merchandising. Covers various business ownership types of retail institutions. Other areas covered are determining retail target markets, trading area analysis and site selection, retail organization, handling financial management of merchandise, development of retail image, customer service and control of retail operations.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 57A4, 5 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Speaking for Success (RBM 129)

Theory and practice in composing and presenting oral business communications, both impromptu and prepared. Effective writing of business documents, methods of research, and presentation of oral class reports.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 5724, 4 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

Successful Career Development (RBM 121)

Participate in self-analysis, goal setting, career exploration, personal appearance and grooming, resume writing, application letter writing, the employment interview and communication of ideas, interviewing practice, and other techniques of successful career development.

March 31-June 18, times arranged
Taught by Ryan Reygers
Item number 57D4, 3 credits
Online
Additional Fee: $375.00

The Entrepreneurial Life (ENTRE 211)

Here’s a course to help you explore the five entrepreneurial pathways available to you, from inventing a product or service to sell, to starting your own business and creating jobs for others.

Additional Fee: $100.00

Spring Quarter Class

Wednesdays, March 19-April 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Taught by Petra Perkins
Item number 68Y3, 0 credits
William Factory Incubator
1423 E. 29th St. Tacoma, WA 98404
Additional Fee: $375.00