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Business Administration Course Catalog

Click on the links below to read the description, course number, prerequisites and course credits for each course in the Business Administration program.

This course is an introduction to the field of business management. Topics include developing mission, vision and values, organizational culture, leadership, decision-making, organizational behavior, motivation, and human resource management. This course will present a survey of the basic methods by which managers have operated businesses, large and small. Foremost are the basic concepts of planning, leading, organizing, and controlling. Embedded within these key concepts are numerous skills that, when mastered, will allow you to embark on a career in business management

Course Number: BUS 1101

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3

This course serves as an introduction to the basic theory, principles and techniques of contemporary financial accounting. Topics include the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements. The course includes an analysis of current assets and liabilities including cash, accounts receivable, inventory and current liabilities.
Course Number: BUS 1102
Prerequisites: BUS 1101
Credits: 3

This course introduces the economic analysis of the interactions between households, businesses and government with regard to allocation of goods, services and resources. In this course, we will learn about basic elements of consumer and firm behavior, different market structures and their effects on welfare, and the direct and indirect role of the government in determining economic outcomes. Topics include theory of consumer behavior, production, and cost determination.
Course Number: BUS 1103
Prerequisites: BUS 1101
Credits: 3

This course provides a solid overview of the field of macroeconomics with the intent to develop a general understanding and appreciation of the factors and methods used to manage macroeconomic policy and the impact of these policies on the global economy. This course will help you to understand how a nation’s economy works and how macroeconomic policy impacts a nation’s economy. It will help you to judge what policies you, as an informed member of society and participant in the economy, will or will not support.
Course Number: BUS 1104
Prerequisites: BUS 1101
Credits: 3

The purpose of this course is to build an understanding of effective uses of English in a business environment and to develop strong core business communication skills. This course will introduce and enhance the varying modes of English communication in the business environment and will also focus on when to use these varying modes, depending on the situation. This course will also give students the tools to function in a cross-cultural, global business environment and will develop an understanding of the best techniques for successful communication in varying business contexts.
Course Code: BUS 1105
Prerequisites: None
Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to the field of marketing where students develop a general understanding and appreciation of the factors and methods involved in marketing a variety of goods and services. Topics include consumer needs, segmentation, target marketing, positioning, pricing, distributing, and promoting goods and services. Emphasis is placed on the integration of marketing principles into an organized approach for decision-making.
Course Number: BUS 2201
Prerequisites: BUS 1101
Credits: 3

This course serves as an introduction to internet-based business models (i.e., e-commerce) in organizations. Study of this field will assist information professionals to recognize opportunities and overcome challenges posed by the e-economy. Topics include e-commerce management, use of information systems and integration with human resources, knowledge management strategies, e-marketing and relationships between the internet, government, and society.
Course Number: BUS 2202
Prerequisites: BUS 1101
Credits: 3

This course provides a broad understanding of basic principles in the area of finance. The course introduces techniques for effective financial decision-making and helping managers to maximize shareholders’ wealth. The course covers topics related to the operation of financial markets and banking systems and the problems of financing and investment decisions and provides a theoretical background for critical and productive thinking.
Course Number: BUS 2203
Prerequisites: BUS 1102
Credits: 3

This course provides a practical overview of personal finance management with the intent to provide students with the knowledge and skills to manage their personal finances effectively in order to ultimately attain financial security. Emphasis will be placed on the development of personal financial management skills. Areas of study will include financial planning, budgets, basic finance and financial statements, credit management, savings, personal risk management, insurance, retirement planning, and investments.
Course Number: BUS 2204
Prerequisites: BUS 1101
Credits: 3

This course continues the study of accounting begun by the students during their Basic Accounting course. This course emphasizes accounting for liabilities, accounting for equity, and corporate forms of ownership. Topics include responsibility accounting, budgets, cost control, and standard costing procedures and analysis of variances. Obtaining familiarity of these topics and tools is intended to highlight the importance of management reporting and decision making.
Course Number: BUS 3301
Prerequisites: BUS 2203
Credits: 3

This course provides the student with a comprehensive theoretical and practical foundation of knowledge regarding the forces (such as economic, social, psychological, and cultural factors) that shape the attitudes and behaviors of consumers of products and services.
Course Number: BUS 3302
Prerequisites: BUS 2201
Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to entrepreneurship and the dynamics of starting/owning a business. This course is designed to assist students with the knowledge and skills entrepreneurs need to start and/or manage a small business. It will help you understand the steps involved in the process of the creation/development of business ideas and turning those ideas into a successful business model. The course will focus on the feasibility, planning, and implementation of a new business venture.
Course Number: BUS 3303 (BU1303)
Prerequisites: BUS 2201 (BU 1201)
Credits: 3

This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting with focus shifted to the internal needs of managers. The course offers students an understanding of managerial accounting techniques used in today’s modern business world.
Course Number: BUS 3304
Prerequisites: BUS 3301
Credits: 3

This course introduces the student to law and ethics as they apply in a business environment. The intent of this course is to develop in the student a general understanding of basic legal principles and how they affect the conduct of business on a practical level. While common law legal systems and that of the United States in particular are used to demonstrate the interaction of law and business, the principles introduced here assist in developing a general approach to business law and ethics. Topics include an introduction to law in general, litigation and alternatives to litigation, criminal law, torts and contracts, property law, employment law and business ethics. The interaction of law and business disciplines, such as management, finance, human resources, accounting, and sale and marketing is emphasized.
Course Number: BUS 3305
Prerequisites: BUS 2201
Credits: 3

This course explores the inter-relationships between business and society, including the tensions between various stakeholders and the growing pressures to approach business with corporate responsibility and sustainability as primary underlying influences. With rapidly changing technology and globalization, we must strategize our business decisions with far greater insight and conscientiousness than ever before. This course takes a look at business and society relationships from various global perspectives, including developing countries and societies, and different cultural norms and beliefs. It provides students with insights into the issues surrounding business from both macro and micro level perspectives.
Course Number: BUS 3306
Prerequisites: BUS 2207
Credits: 3

This course provides an examination and analysis of multinational management functions and processes including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling across cultures and borders in globally diverse environments and organizations. Topics include cross-cultural strategic planning, leadership, and human resource management.
Course Number: BUS 2207
Prerequisites: BUS 2201
Credits: 3

This course continues where Entrepreneurship 1 ended and addresses entrepreneurship in international markets. The key success factors in creating a new internationally oriented business venture will be examined from the perspective of the entrepreneur.
Course Number: BUS 4401
Prerequisites: BUS 3303
Credits: 3

This course focuses on the examination of research and theory of factors that influence the way members of an organization behave. Topics include the behavior of employees, work groups and supervisors, effective organizational communication, handling of change in the organization, and the goals and structure of an organization.
Course Number: BUS 4402
Prerequisites: BUS 3302
Credits: 3

This course addresses the formulation, implementation, monitoring and control of business strategies and supporting organizational policies. Students learn to evaluate the comprehensive business enterprise through an integrated view of the various functional disciplines. This course attempts to develop the conceptual and abstract skills required by leaders of businesses in a competitive environment in order to understand business issues and challenges from the perspective of all functional managers.
Course Number: BUS 4403
Prerequisites: BUS 3306 and BUS 2207
Credits: 3

This course expands on concepts from Principles of Finance 1 to provide greater depth of core issues including valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, estimating cash flows, capital structure, dividends, forecasting, and working capital management. Case studies and information resources will be utilized to explain how financial theory is applied in real-life situations.
Course Number: BUS 4404
Prerequisites: BUS 2203
Credits: 3

In this course, students will explore organizational leadership theories as well as examine how to strategically lead self and others while fostering a culture of performance. Students will use tools that leverage organizational and individual development. Through an integration of a variety of these tools, strategies, and theories, the students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) necessary in contemporary leadership development.
Course Number: BUS 4405
Prerequisites: BUS 3303
Credits: 3

This course investigates to concept of “quality” in organizational culture, and how it has developed over time. A number of quality-improvement techniques will be explored, such as employee empowerment, quality-improvement tools, cross-functional teams, leadership for quality, continuous leaning, process management, Taguchi methods, ISO 9000 standards, and the role of inspection in quality management. Issues concerning the implementation of methods such as Total Quality Management (TQM) will also be studied.
Course Number: BUS 4406
Prerequisites: BUS 4402
Credits: 3

This course explores the relationships between organizations and their environments from a corporate policy perspective. Topics to be discussed include organizational structure and development, competition analysis, long and short-range planning, creating mission and vision statements, implementing goals, performance indicators and evaluation.
Course Number: BUS 4407
Prerequisites: BUS 4402
Credits: 3

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