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Business Administration Course Descriptions

BUS 101 Introduction to Business

3 Hours

This course is an introduction to the business environment. This course includes an overview of the major areas of study in the business curriculum. Students will be exposed to professional business practices and communication skills in preparation for the business core curriculum.

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. 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: 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: Sophomore status.

BUS 381 Business Ethics and 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.

BUS 484 Business Analysis and Strategy

3 Hours

This is the senior capstone course for majors in business. The three main components of the course include (1) in-class instruction covering the primary topics of formulating corporate strategy; building corporate vision, mission and performance objectives; and, analyzing a corporation’s internal and external environments; (2) a business simulation which challenges students to run an international business enterprise in competition with peers from all over the world; (3) and preparation and delivery of the culminating capstone presentation that will be delivered to a campus wide audience, discussing the results of the student’s simulation experience. Prerequisites: Senior status, all business core courses, or consent of instructor.

ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Hours

This course introduces students to analysis of the macro-economy. It includes study of aggregate supply and demand model, Keynesian multiplier model, banking and monetary policy and applications to current macroeconomic problems.

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.

ENG 215 Business and Technical Writing

3 Hours

Students will be introduced to professional expectations for written communication in the workplace and on the Web. Students will develop an understanding of purpose and audience while writing and revising a variety of goal-oriented projects. In preparation for a research project, students will develop a variety of texts, including memos, letters, analytical reports, presentation and proposals. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG 111.

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 nonparametric tests, confidence intervals, correlation and regression. Statistical applications, hypothesis testing and the use of statistical software for graphing are emphasized. Prerequisite: MTH 125 or consent of instructor.

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