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Business Administration Course Descriptions

ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Hours

This course introduces students to analysis of the macroeconomy. It includes study of aggregate supply and demand model, Keynesian multiplier model, banking and monetary policy and applications to current macroeconomic problems. General Education: Social,Psychological and Political Thought -Institutional (Prior to Fall 2009)

ECO 232 Principles of Microeconomics

3 Hours

This course introduces students to economic analysis of the individual firm and market. It includes study of basic supply and demand model, the role of government in the economy, cost analysis of the form and application of principles to various markets and social problems. General Education:Social, Psychological and Political Thought -Institutional (Prior to Fall 2009)

BUS 220 Principles of Management

3 Hours

Students will examine the managerial process including planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. The class includes study of the relationship of these functions to the daily work of the manager and development of managerial skills. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

BUS 251 Principles of Financial Accounting

3 Hours

This course introduces students to the analysis of financial transactions, preparation of basic financial statements and use of computers in accounting analysis. Prerequisite: BUS 150 with B- or better or consent of instructor.

BUS 252 Principles of Managerial Accounting

3 Hours

Students will learn about the operations of managerial accounting to include analysis, interpretation and application of financial data to managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: BUS 251.

BUS 263 Business Law I

3 Hours

Students will discuss the general principles of contracts, torts and property as applied to business relationships. Prerequisites: BUS 101 and sophomore status.

BUS 344 Principles of Finance

3 Hours

Students will study the principles of finance. The course covers financial organization and the principles and practices of decision-making, to include acquiring and allocating capital, dividend policy, operating and financial leverage, financial markets and related topics. Prerequisite: BUS 252.

BUS 356 Operations/Information Management

3 Hours

The focus of the course is on how organizations identify, generate and use planning and control information. Topics relating to operations management include forecasting, work design and measurement, quality management, scheduling of operations and personnel, inventory management/production planning, resource allocation, project management, and supply chain management. Topics relating to information management include needs assessment, analysis and description of information flow, decision support processes and tools, system design and management principles (including security and social/ethical issues), and project implementation (including technology acquisition). Prerequisites: MTH200 or BUS 252

BUS 371 Principles of Marketing

3 Hours

Students will study the marketing function in national and international business. The course includes discussion of market definition, marketing environment, marketing information and decision making about product, pricing, promotion and placement. Prerequisite: BUS 101.

BUS 381 Business Ethics & Social Policy

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to ethical decision making as related to business management and public policy relating to business. It includes both theory and application to current issues. GeneralEducation: Philosophical/TheologicalConceptions (effective by 2009)

BUS 484 Business Analysis & Strategy

3 Hours

This is the senior capstone course for majors in business administration. It includes review of strategic management, a business simulation and/or a group field investigation of a local organization. Prerequisites: Senior status, all Business Core courses, or consent of instructor.

MTH 200 Statistical Methods I

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to descriptive statistics, including graphs, sampling distributions, measures of central tendency, probability theory, hypothesis testing through nonparametic tests, confidence intervals, correlation and regression. Statistical applications, hypotheses testing and the use of statistical software for graphing is emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 125 or consent of instructor. General Education: Critical and Collaborative Thinking – Quantitative Reasoning (beginning fall 2009) General Education: Mathematics (prior to 2009)

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