Forty-four credits, which must include the Core Courses (36 credits) and 8 additional credits selected from the following: BUS 319, 410 or 429.
Core Courses: BUS 121, 221, 222 (standard 4-credit course or 222 Modular which includes 222A and one from 222B, 222C, 222D, or 222E), 225, 309, 323, 333, 440 and 4 credits from the following: BUS 340, 341, 342 or 442; BUS 150, 151 and/or 350; BUS 385/386; BUS 299/399/499; BUS 500.
Cognate courses required for all Business Majors and Minors:
- ECN 201 or 202
- Four credits of Data/Business Analytics
- One course from MTH 113, 116, 121 or 341, BTC 280 (biostatistics), PSY 220 or other courses approved by the department
- Business Application Software (2 credits) OR successful completion of appropriate tutorials on http://www.lynda.com/ or similar websites
- One of PHL 227, 228, 229 or any other ethics course approved by the department
- At least one course in COM or NMS or any other communication course approved by the department (students may take any 2- or 4-credit course in either COM or NMS)
- BUS121.Business Foundations4General survey course that introduces the students to the various business disciplines. Students will briefly investigate the disciplines of accounting, finance, international business, law, management and marketing and how all of these disciplines are interrelated. The areas of business ethics and social responsibility will also be examined.
- BUS150.Entrepreneurs in Action I1Preparation to present strategic business cases and planning initiatives at regional and national competitions focused on entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. Only four credits in total of BUS-150, 151 and BUS-350 count toward the Business Administration major.
- BUS151.Entrepreneurs in Action II1Preparation to present strategic business cases and planning initiatives at regional and national competitions focused on entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. Only four credits in total of BUS-150, 151 and BUS-350 count toward the Business Administration major. Permission is required for this course.
- BUS*221.Financial Accounting4BUS-121 or 131 or taken concurrently, MTH-101 or equivalent;General survey course that introduces the study and application of the basic concepts and methods used in developing and reporting financial information about an economic entity. Emphasis on developing the ability to interpret and apply accounting information to the decision-making process.
- BUS*222.Managerial Accounting & Decision Making4BUS-221Study of accounting in the manufacturing and service sector, cost allocation and analysis, development of cash flow statements and analysis of financial statements. Emphasis on how cost and managerial accounting concepts and methods apply to the decision-making process. Students cannot earn credit for both BUS-222 and BUS-222A-E.
- BUS*222A.Managerial. Accounting & Decision Making2BUS-221First seven week module of managerial accounting topics, focusing on financial statement analysis, definition of managerial accounting, Cost-Volume-Profit, incremental analysis and decision making, budgeting models, and basics of capital budgeting. Course objective is to provide analysis skills needed by managers. Students cannot earn credit for both BUS-222 and BUS-222 modular (A-E).
- BUS*222B.Decision Models2BUS-221 and 222ACourse uses Cost-Volume-Profit and incremental analysis techniques to allow scenario analysis and sensitivity analysis in business decision cases, as well as preparing budget models for operational and capital budgets. Some basic data analytics included. Typical cases will be special orders, add/drop product line, variable/fixed cost shifts, etc. Students cannot earn credit for both BUS-222 and BUS-222 modular (A-E).
- BUS*222C.Healthcare Accounting2BUS-221 and 222ACurrent topics in health care accounting and financial management, including revenue cycle and reimbursement, current status of government programs and regulations, cost accounting techniques relevant to health care, non-hospital providers (nursing homes, physician group), etc. Students cannot earn credit for both BUS-222 and BUS-222 modular (A-E). Elective credit for HCA majors with BUS-222 credit with permission of Department Chair.
- BUS*225.Legal Environment of Business4BUS-121 or PermissionIntroduces legal concepts and critical thinking that are applied in a business context. Includes the study of complex business problems with a legal and ethical focus. Students will build knowledge of the law and legal concepts to help navigate the everyday business world. Topics may include: the court system, litigation process, negligence and strict liability, employment law and discrimination, contracts, real and personal property law, torts, product liability, consumer law and criminal law impacting business.
- BUS*309.Finance4BUS-222, ECN-201, ECN-202, MTH-116Introduction to the principles of managerial financial policies, leading to maximizing the value of a firm. Major emphasis on financial decisions facing a firm, management of current assets, capital budgeting, cash flow management, optimal capital structure, time value of money and financial/ratio analysis.
- BUS*319.Health Care Finance4BUS-121 or 131; BUS-221, 222 and Junior StandingImplements financial management, managerial management, and economic principles to analyze real-world health care issues. Emphasizes and encourages problem-solving and creative thinking through the use of texts, cases, and models of health care industry. Provides a comprehensive overview of financial structure, market forces, controls and techniques used in health care financial management and the perspectives of the various interest groups involved (providers, insurers, policy makers, patients, and the general public). Provides students with an overview of the principal financial mechanisms in place across the U.S. health care industry and specific insights into critical issues the industry currently faces.
- BUS*323.Contemporary Management4BUS-222 and ECN-202; one from MTH-113, 116, 121, 341 or PSY-220 or PermissionExploration of the four primary functions of management: planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Emphasis on understanding functions and roles that managers play within organizational structures and society stakeholders. Students will engage in numerous contemporary experiential learning and project applications. Developing managerial problem-solving, business professionalism, teamwork, and communication skills are a cornerstone of this course.
- BUS*333.Marketing and Society4BUS-222; ECN-201 or 202; one of MTH-113, 116, 121, 341, PSY-220 or PermissionGeneral survey course acquainting students with the business and economic principles underlying the transfer of goods and services from producer to consumers. Investigation of the institutions, systems of distribution, and the functions and policies of the marketing discipline.
- BUS*340.Applications and Cases in Finance4BUS-121, 221, 222, 309, 323 and 333A study of finance principles and theories as applied to complex corporate problems through the use of company analysis and other hands-on applications.
- BUS*341.Applications & Cases in Management4BUS-121, 221, 222, 225, 309, 323 and 333Apply management concepts to real life cases and situations. Examine complex management problems in the business world. Learn critical thinking, problem solving and conceptual thinking through the use of role play, simulations, projects, and case applications. This is a synergistic class and content from core classes will be utilized in this experiential learning environment.
- BUS*342.Applications and Cases in Marketing4BUS-121, 221, 222, 309, 323 and 333A study of marketing principles and theories as applied to complex corporate problems through the use of company analysis and other hands-on applications.
- BUS*350.Entrepreneurs in Action III2Preparation to present strategic business cases and planning initiatives at regional and national competitions focused on entrepreneurship and the free enterprise system. Only four credits in total of BUS-150, 151 and BUS-350 count toward the Business Administration major. Permission is required for this course.
- BUS*385.Business Administration Practicum4Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C: BUS-121, 221, 225, 309, 323, 333 and 4 credits from BUS-222, 222A, 222B, 222C, 222D or 222EOnly four credits will count in the major. Requires permission. Student must also successfully complete the appropriate internship workshops that are sponsored by the Center for Student Opportunity (CSO).
- BUS*410.Investments4BUS-309 or PermissionPrinciples of investments, types of investments including common and preferred stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds and derivatives, analysis of risk and return, portfolio structure, operation of markets, analysis of investment requirements, and market timing strategies.
- BUS*429.Multinational Finance4BUS-309Analysis of foreign exchange issues and risk management, international investment and capital budgeting, global securities and capital markets.
- BUS*440.Global Strategic Management4BUS-121, 221, 222, 225, 309, 323, 333Coverage of all aspects of strategy with a focus on industry and corporate analysis, especially in the global environment. Emphasis on individual written and group oral presentations of case analyses. Students apply the concepts learned to actual business situations. The capstone course for Business Administration and International Business Administration majors.
- BUS*442.Accounting Information Systems4BUS-322 and Senior StandingStudy of accounting information systems, including systems analysis, design and implementation. Emphasis on design and documentation tools and internal controls. Focuses on the needs and responsibilities of accountants as end users of systems, system designers and auditors.
- BUS*499.Business Admin. Independent Study1-4Requires instructor permission.
- BUS*500.Senior Thesis4Requires instructor permission. Student must have attained senior standing and a GPA of 3.5 or better that is calculated on all BUS courses taken.
- ECN201.Principles of Macroeconomics4Introductory survey of macroeconomic theory and national policy. Supply and demand analysis and solutions to basic economic problem of scarcity in the American economy. Examines relationship between national income and its determinants with emphasis on role of fiscal and monetary policies in stabilizing national economic performance.
- ECN202.Principles of Microeconomics4Introductory survey of microeconomic theory. Principles of consumer demand; production, exchange and distribution in capitalist economies; labor and resource markets; international trade and exchange rate theory and policy.
- MTH113.Brief Calculus4MTH-112 or PlacementIntroduction to differential and integral calculus. Focuses on applications; theory held to a minimum. Examples from business and the natural and social sciences. Background in trigonometry not needed.
- MTH116.Elementary Statistics4MTH-101 or PlacementIntroduction to modern elementary statistics and applications. Focuses on statistical reasoning and data analysis. Includes statistical design of experiments, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation and other selected topics.
- MTH121.Calculus I4MTH-112 with “C” or better or 4 years of high school mathIntroduction to the calculus of one variable. Includes limits and continuity, the derivative and applications, the integral and applications, infinite series and sequences.
- MTH*341.Probability & Statistics I4MTH-210Introduction to mathematical theory of probability and statistical inference. Includes data analysis and presentation, discrete and continuous probability models, random variables, mathematical expectation, generating functions, estimation, hypothesis testing, sampling distributions, regression, correlation, time series and other selected topics.
- PSY*220.Statistics4PSY-121 or PermissionIntroduction to descriptive and inferential statistics, and factorial analysis of variance. Appropriate for both life and social sciences.
- PHL227.Ethics and Business4Exploration of the nature of moral values, moral judgments and ethical decisions. Analysis of selected issues in modern business. Test cases used for practice in decision making. Especially pertinent for those planning business careers but designed for all interested students.
- PHL228.Ethics and Law4Exploration of conceptual and ethical issues in the making and administration of law. Introduction to ethical theory. Study of such topics as criminals’ rights, justification of punishment, death penalty, nature of legal responsibility, extent of justifiable government interference with freedom and relation between law and morality. Especially pertinent for Pre-Law students, but designed for all interested students.
- PHL229.Ethics and Medicine4Exploration of nature of moral values, moral judgments and ethical decisions. Analysis of selected issues in medicine and other health fields. Test cases used for practice in decision-making. Especially pertinent for those planning careers in health professions, but designed for all interested students.