Course Catalog

Course Descriptions for Bachelor of Arts (Degree Completion)

This Bachelor of Arts program is designed for students with an associate’s degree.  A maximum of 63 credits earned for the associate’s degree may transfer in toward this degree.

BUS 263 Business Law I

3 Hours

Students will discuss the general principles of contracts, torts and property as applied to business relationships. 

BUS 286 Introduction to Project Management

3 Hours

This course introduces the various aspects of the project life cycle and project management. It explores best practices and the application of these best practices for project success. Learn how to apply the principles of project management to your own projects and contribute to the success of project teams. 

BUS 315 Leadership and Communication

3 Hours

Students will study principles and examples of leadership, with special emphasis on servant leadership and developing the communication skills essential to effective leadership. 

BUS 320 Supervisory Management

3 Hours

Many organizational trends today – downsizing, cost-cutting, employee empowerment, flexible hours and diversity issues – are all impacting the way supervisors deal with employees in the workplace. Students will understand all of these concepts and working through people to maximize productivity while maintaining a positive work environment. 

BUS 321 Organizational Behavior

3 Hours

Students will study organizational behavior from an individual and institutional perspective, with particular focus on the management of human resources and related issues. 

BUS 345 Insurance and Risk Management

3 Hours

Students will study the characteristics of various types of insurance and their use in managing both personal and organizational risk. Topics include life insurance, health insurance, liability insurance and various types of casualty insurance. 

BUS 356 Operations and 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). 

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. 

BUS 386 Project Planning and Budgeting

3 Hours

This course will develop the skills needed to deliver projects on time and on budget according to specifications. Students will be provided a hands-on approach to a variety of project scheduling and cost control techniques that are vital for a project to meet its schedule and cost goals and objectives. Examines scheduling techniques (Gantt Chart, Critical Path Method and Program Evaluation Review Technique) that can be used to guide and monitor project performance. Activities critical in preparing a realistic schedule are explored, discussed, and practiced. A variety of budgeting, cost estimating, and cost control techniques are examined. 

BUS 387 Risk Management and Implementation

3 Hours

Students will learn the approaches and tools to encourage understanding and collaboration to keep projects moving on time, on budget and according to specifications. Introduces various concepts and techniques that can be used to effectively manage project risks including cost, schedule, technical, quality, managerial, and organizational. 

BUS 484 Business Analysis and Strategy

3 Hours

This is the senior capstone course for majors in business. It includes review of strategic management, a business simulation and/or a group field investigation of a local organization. 

BUS 486 Management Control Systems

3 Hours

This course will introduce the concepts needed to define, design and implement total quality into organizations. This course will also explore the three different levels of quality and the different philosophies for quality. Students will be able to understand the benefits of each of these philosophies and proactively plan for quality. The quality assurance concepts and principles within the total project quality management framework is applicable to a variety of organizations and industries, including manufacturing, service organizations, health care, education, nonprofit and public sector. 

BUS 487 Capstone: Organizational Leadership

3 Hours

Provides an in-depth review of the Project Management Institute’s required Body of Knowledge to successfully prepare for the Project Management Professional exam (PMP). The major function of the PMP credentialing program is to ensure competence and professionalism in the field of project. 

ECO 235 Principles of Economics

3 Hours

This course deals with basic economic principles that help us understand the process of decision making by individuals and societies. This course will help students to analyze the central economic activities of production, distribution, exchange, and consumption at both the micro and macro level. In addition, students will develop an understanding of the functions of a free market system, while also critically examining the controversies surrounding the use of public policies for the greater common good. 

ENT 347 Finance Management for Organizational Leadership

3 Hours

Students are introduced to key concepts and tools needed by entrepreneurs to effectively control the financial functions of their organization. Topics include budget development and management, payroll management, management of cash flow and accounts receivable, analysis of financial reports and statements, capital investment decision making, and sources of capital.