Business Administration

Requirements & Courses

  • Major Requirements
  • General Business Administration Major

    Thirty-six credits which must include:

    Core Courses (36 cr):

    1. BUS-121, 221, 225, 309, 323, 333, 440

    2. Four credits from 224A, 224B, 224C, 224D

    3. Four credits from BUS-150, 151, 340, 341, 342, 350, 385/386, 299/399/499, 500

    *See also Required Cognate Courses.

  • Accounting Major

    Fifty-two credits which must include:

    Core Courses (36 cr):

    1. BUS-121, 221, 225, 309, 323, 333, 440

    2. Four credits from 224A, 224B, 224C, 224D

    3. Four credits from BUS-150, 151, 340, 341, 342, 350, 442, 385/386, 299/399/499, 500

    Accounting Emphasis (16 cr)

    1. BUS-321, 322, 331, 425.

    *See also Required Cognate Courses.

  • Professional Accounting (CPA) Major

    The State of Michigan requires five years of coursework in order to sit for the CPA exam (or 168 credit hours at Alma College). Students interested in pursuing the Professional Accounting (CPA) can, with careful planning of coursework at Alma, complete the necessary coursework required to sit for the exam in four years. In addition to the courses required for the Accounting Major, students must complete the following courses for the Professional Accounting (CPA) Major: BUS-366, 422, 426 and 449. (See also Required Cognate Courses.) As part of their cognates, students must also take ECN-111 and MTH-116. Total Credit Hours: 68.

  • Finance Major

    Forty-four credits which must include:

    Core Courses (36 cr):

    1. BUS-121, 221, 225, 309, 323, 333, 440

    2. Four credits from 224A, 224B, 224C, 224D

    3. Four credits from BUS-150, 151, 340, 341, 342, 350, 442, 385/386, 299/399/499, 500

    Finance Emphasis (8 cr)

    1. Eight credits from BUS-319, 410, 429, or other finance elective

    *See also Required Cognate Courses

  • Management Major

    Forty-four credits which must include:

    Core Courses (36 cr):

    1. BUS-121, 221, 225, 309, 323, 333, 440

    2. Four credits from 224A, 224B, 224C, 224D

    3. Four credits from BUS-150, 151, 340, 341, 342, 350, 442, 385/386, 299/399/499, 500

    Management Emphasis (8 credits)

    1. Eight credits from BUS-223, 301, 324, 423, 427 or other management elective

    *See also Required Cognate Courses

  • Marketing Major

    Forty-four credits which must include:

    Core Courses (36 credits)

    1. BUS-121, 221, 225, 309, 323, 333, 440

    2. Four credits from 224A, 224B, 224C, 224D

    3. Four credits from BUS-150, 151, 340, 341, 342, 350, 442, 385/386, 299/399/499, 500

    Marketing Emphasis (8 credits)

    1. Eight credits from BUS-334, 336, 337, 338, 339, 401, 428, 435, 436 or a four credit NMS course

    *See also Required Cognate Courses

  • International Business Administration Major (IBA)

    Thirty-two credits which must include:
    Core Courses:

    1. BUS-121, 221, 309, 323, 333, 440

    2. Four credits from 224A, 224B, 224C, 224D

    3. Four credits BUS electives

    International Coursework:

    1. Twelve credits from ECN-111, 112, 331 or 332

    2. Twenty-four credits (or proficiency) in a foreign language beginning at the 111 level

    *See also Required Cognate Courses

  • Secondary Teaching Major Requirements

    Thirty-six credits which must include:

    1. BUS-121, 221, 309, 323, 327, 333, 440

    2. Four credits from 224A, 224B, 224C, 224D

    3. 401 or 410

    *See also Required Cognate Courses.

  • Business Administration Minor Requirements

    Twenty-eight credits which must include:

    1. BUS-121, 221, 309, 323, 333, and 440
    2. Four credits from 224A, 224B, 224C, 224D
  • Cognate courses required for all Business Majors and Minors:
    1. Economics: ECN-111 or 112;

    2. Data/Business Analytics; four credits from ECN-217, 317; POL-111, 215, or other course pre-approved by the department.

    3. Quantitative: four credits from MTH-113, 116, 118, 121, 341, PSY-220 or other course pre-approved by the department. MTH-116 is the preferred course.

    4. Ethics: four credits from PHL-225, 227, 228, 229, 242 or other course pre-approved by the department.

    5. One course in COM or NMS or any other communication course approved by the department (students may take any two or four credit course in either COM or NMS).

     

Courses

  • BUS
    121
    .
    Business Foundations
    4 credits
    General 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.
  • BUS
    150
    .
    Entrepreneurs in Action I
    1 credit
    Preparation 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 from BUS-150, 151 and BUS-350 will count toward the Business Administration major.
  • BUS
    151
    .
    Entrepreneurs in Action II
    1 credit
    Prerequisite: Permission
    Preparation 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 from BUS-150, 151 and BUS-350 will count toward the Business Administration major.
  • BUS
    215
    .
    Fundamentals of Law
    4 credits
    Overview of the law and everyday legal situations that are encountered in cross disciplinary professions. Topics covered may include contracts, employment, real estate and leases, criminal law, torts, financial issues and personal property. Students who took FYS Everyday Law are not allowed to take this course and receive credit. Course fee.
  • BUS
    221
    .
    Financial Accounting
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121 or HCA-131 (may be 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
    223
    .
    Business Leadership and Society
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121 or Permission
    Social, ethical and legal responsibilities that leaders have to society at large in profit and non-profit enterprises. Special focus on helping students become future leaders who think critically about the outcome of decisions they make and how these decisions impact society as a whole. Uses a case-analysis approach to study decisions made by business leaders that have had positive and negative impacts on companies in our society. Designed as an experiential learning class. Includes simulations, case applications and projects.
  • BUS
    224A
    .
    Managerial Accounting
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121, BUS-221
    Study of accounting with emphasis on cost accounting, Cost-volume-profit, budgeting, capital budgeting and decision making. Emphasis on how cost and managerial accounting concepts apply to decision making and management analysis.
  • BUS
    224B
    .
    Managerial Decision Models
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121, BUS-221
    Study of accounting with emphasis on cost-volume-profit, incremental analysis, budgeting, capital budgeting and decision making. Emphasis on how cost and managerial accounting concepts apply to decision making and management analysis. Includes basic data analytics and additional spreadsheet design practice.
  • BUS
    224C
    .
    Managerial Healthcare
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121, BUS-221
    Study of accounting with emphasis on cost-volume-profit, incremental analysis, budgeting, capital budgeting and decision making. Focuses on current topics in healthcare accounting including revenue cycle and reimbursement, cost accounting, non-hospital providers (physician groups, nursing homes).
  • BUS
    224D
    .
    Managerial Accounting - Topics
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121, BUS-221
    Study of accounting with emphasis on cost-volume-profit, incremental analysis, budgeting, capital budgeting and decision making. Focuses on a current topic area relevant to students (retail, service, not-for-profit, manufacturing, etc.)
  • BUS
    225
    .
    Legal Environment of Business
    4 credits
    Introduces 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
    226
    .
    Cross-Cultural Studies
    4 credits
    Study of selected aspects of world business and economics, politics, religion, communication and the exploration of cultural relations across national boundaries. Special focus on the importance of effective cross-cultural relations for global managers and corporations. Locations vary.
  • BUS
    301
    .
    Business Communications
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: ENG 101 and BUS 121
    Preparation for effective communication in the business realm. Emphasis on business writing, presentation skills, and obtaining solid listening skills in business forums. Students will improve professionalism regarding communication that is oral, written and electronic. Other topics include: the report process, business research methods and business etiquette.
  • BUS
    309
    .
    Managerial Finance
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D); ECN 111, 112, 201 or 202; and four credits from MTH 113, 116, 118, 121, 341, PSY 220, or Permission
    Introduction 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
    315
    .
    Personal Finance
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121; BUS-309; and 4 credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge in all areas of financial planning including investment management, income taxation, insurance/risk management, employee benefits, housing costs, retirement and estate planning.
  • BUS
    321
    .
    Intermediate Accounting I
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    In-depth study of theoretical framework, concepts and methods relating to financial accounting, with special attention given to asset measurement and income determination. Emphasis on developing analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • BUS
    322
    .
    Intermediate Accounting II
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-321
    Thorough and balanced study of theory, concepts, methods and applications relating to financial accounting with special attention to debt and owner equity measurement and disclosure. Emphasis on earnings per share calculation and accounting for leases and pensions.
  • BUS
    323
    .
    Contemporary Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D); ECN 111, 112, 201 or 202; and four credits from MTH 113, 116, 118, 121, 341, PSY 220, or Permission
    Exploration 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
    324
    .
    Human Resource Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-323 or Permission
    Emphasis on employment issues of organizations such as: recruiting, selecting, training, compensating and managing human resources. Other critical topics such as appraisal, discipline, safety, benefits and collective bargaining are discussed. Insight is also provided into the legal issues involved with human resource management and the framework for equal opportunity employment.
  • BUS
    325
    .
    Business Law I
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Junior Standing
    Explores legal topics such as courts, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution, contract formation, defenses to contract enforceability, third party rights and discharge, breach and remedies, sales and commercial transactions, negotiable instruments, personal property, bailments, and liability of accountants and other professionals. This class is designed to prepare future accountants, attorneys, finance, health care and other professionals for navigating legal issues in their field.
  • BUS
    326
    .
    Business Law II
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Junior Standing
    Explores the legal environment in which business actually operates. Topics include the law of agency, partnerships, corporations, bankruptcy, and estates and trusts.
  • BUS
    327
    .
    Law for Educators
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Junior Standing
    Designed for educators to explore the legal environment in which business operates. Topics include an introduction to the court system, employment law, environmental law, contracts, remedies, ethics, sales, commercial instruments, bailments, and real and personal property.
  • BUS
    331
    .
    Cost Accounting
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    For service and manufacturing sectors, study of cost accounting systems and cost information including objectives, data accumulation, presentation and communication. Emphasis on cash flow, cost behavior and allocation, management planning and control, breakeven analysis and variance analysis useful in decision making.
  • BUS
    333
    .
    Marketing and Society
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D); ECN-111, 112, 201 or 202; and four credits from MTH-113, 116, 118, 121, 341, PSY-220, or Permission
    General 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
    336
    .
    Direct Response Marketing
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-333 or Permission
    Investigate the role that direct response marketing plays in the overall marketing plan for an organization. Topics covered include: customer relationship marketing, data base marketing, user characteristics, lead generation and ethical considerations.
  • BUS
    337
    .
    E-Commerce
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-333 or Permission
    Investigate the importance of the rapidly growing field of e-commerce within a firm’s overall strategic marketing plan. Topics covered include: user characteristics, privacy and security issues, and ethical and legal considerations. This course will NOT be a course in Web site development.
  • BUS
    338
    .
    Entrepreneurial Marketing
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-333 or Permission
    Examines the marketing discipline from the perspective of the entrepreneur. Topics covered include: marketing research, selection of target markets and marketing mix (product, price, place, promotion).
  • BUS
    339
    .
    Logistics/Supply Chain Management
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-333
    Supply chain management encompasses all areas of business that deal with the movement of product. This includes the inbound movement of raw materials and component parts, the transfer of inventory from one location to another and the outbound movement of products to the customer. Areas covered include customer service, facility location, inventory management, order processing, purchasing/procurement, transportation and warehousing.
  • BUS
    340
    .
    Applications and Cases in Finance
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121, 221, 309, 323, 333, and four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    A 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 Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121, 221, 309, 323, 333 and four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    Apply 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 Marketing
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121, 221, 309, 323, 333 and four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    A 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 III
    2 credits
    Prerequisite: Permission
    Preparation 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 from BUS-150, 151 and BUS-350 will count toward the Business Administration major.
  • BUS
    366
    .
    Commercial Law
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Junior Standing or Permission
    Focuses on the legal theory and mechanisms designed to facilitate commercial transactions within our society. Topics may include: the law of agency, partnerships, corporations, sales, commercial paper, debtor-creditor relations, secured transactions, and other appropriate topics for professionals working with the commercial realm.
  • BUS
    380DM
    .
    Strategic Leadership
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Permission
    Today’s business leaders confront an increasing array of choices in an environment characterized by constant change. Leadership requires knowledge and technical competence, but as important is the development of the skills needed to align, motivate, and guide diverse teams to perform at the highest levels in rapidly changing environments. This course will employ case studies to engage Alma juniors and seniors in the kind of decisions today’s leaders face. Key to the class will be the opportunity to meet with successful alumni from a range of fields, gaining their perspectives on the characteristics of successful leadership. Reading will range from Marcus Aurelius to Jim Collins. We will spend most of one week of the course in Chicago, working with alumni to develop perspectives on leadership. Spring Term only.
  • BUS
    380DM
    .
    A World in Debt
    4 credits
    A World in Debt: Evolution of the Relationship Between Debtors and Creditors from Antiquity through the Great Recession. This course will explore the history, philosophy and mechanics of bankruptcies, reorganizations and other forms of insolvency proceedings from antiquity through the present. Consideration will be given to how society deals with insolvent individuals, corporations and even cities and nations (i.e. Detroit, Greece, Puerto Rico). Emphasis will be given to the conflicting and recurring themes of debtor punishment versus rehabilitation and fresh start. Finally, the course will focus on current insolvency issues including “too big to fail” legislation, cross border bankruptcies in the era of globalization, and the student loan crisis.
  • BUS
    380M
    .
    Strategic Leadership
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Permission
    Today’s business leaders confront an increasing array of choices in an environment characterized by constant change. Leadership requires knowledge and technical competence, but as important is the development of the skills needed to align, motivate, and guide diverse teams to perform at the highest levels in rapidly changing environments. This course will employ case studies to engage Alma juniors and seniors in the kind of decisions today’s leaders face. Key to the class will be the opportunity to meet with successful alumni from a range of fields, gaining their perspectives on the characteristics of successful leadership. Reading will range from Marcus Aurelius to Jim Collins. We will spend most of one week of the course in Chicago, working with alumni to develop perspectives on leadership. Spring Term only.
  • BUS
    385
    .
    Business Administration Practicum
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Complete the following courses with a minimum grade of C: BUS-121, 221, 225, 309, 323, 333 and four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    Only 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
    401
    .
    Advertising
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-333 or Permission
    Study of advertising and its use in marketing programs. Emphasis on the role of advertising in the world of business, developing advertising strategies, selecting media, managing advertising activities and budgeting for profitability. Special emphasis on the social and ethical aspects of the advertising program.
  • BUS
    405
    .
    Health Informatics
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-329 or Permission
    The course will give students a broad exposure to the field of Health Informatics. Topics include, but are not limited to, networking, information systems, information technology, coding, data bases, HL7, security and HIPAA.
  • BUS
    410
    .
    Investments
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-309 or Permission
    Principles 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
    415
    .
    Advanced Finance
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-221, BUS-309, and four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    Application of principles of finance to solving selected business case problems and analyzing current financial topics. Coverage includes capital structure decisions, working capital policy, current liability management, optimal capital budgets, dividend policy, and lease financing aimed at maximizing the value of a firm.
  • BUS
    422
    .
    Advanced Accounting
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-322 and Senior Standing
    Accounting for partnerships, governmental units, not-for-profit organizations, corporate consolidations, foreign currency transactions and translation of foreign financial statements.
  • BUS
    423
    .
    Small Business Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-221, 309, 323, 333, and four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    Examines the principles and practices pertaining to the operation of small business enterprises. Students are required to apply skills learned in the core business courses, with a special emphasis on management. Opportunities and risks inherent in starting small businesses are analyzed and the skills needed to successfully run a small business are discussed.
  • BUS
    425
    .
    Federal Individual Income Tax
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    This course covers the federal income tax laws and regulations impacting individuals. Topics covered include: personal and dependency exemptions, gross income, deductions, losses, tax credits property transactions and federal gifts taxes. Students gain analytical and problem-solving skills for dealing with individual income tax issues.
  • BUS
    426
    .
    Federal Business Taxation
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    Explore corporate operating rules, capital structure, distributions, reorganization, partnerships, S-Corporations, exempt entities, tax administration and practice, and multi-state and international transactions. Gain analytical and problem-solving skills for dealing with business tax issues.
  • BUS
    427
    .
    Transnational Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-323
    Study of labor forces, competitive practices, decision making, planning and control, and human resource management in international business. Exploration of other topics influencing global managers and corporations.
  • BUS
    428
    .
    Global Marketing Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-333 or Permission
    Exploration of the environment of international markets and institutions. Analysis of the impact of cultural, social, financial, legal, political and technical problems in the marketing plan with particular emphasis on current international developments.
  • BUS
    428M
    .
    Global Marketing Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-333 or Permission
    Exploration of the environment of international markets and institutions. Analysis of the impact of cultural, social, financial, legal, political and technical problems in the marketing plan with particular emphasis on current international developments.
  • BUS
    429
    .
    Multinational Finance
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-309
    Analysis of foreign exchange issues and risk management, international investment and capital budgeting, global securities and capital markets.
  • BUS
    433M
    .
    Exploring Health Disparities
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121 or 131 or Permission
    Introduction to global health care systems and models and their influences on health disparities and delivery of healthcare. Students will think critically about and discuss health and healthcare within a global environment. Examine vulnerable populations and how social determinants influence the health outcomes of various nations. Spring Term only.
  • BUS
    435
    .
    Marketing Research
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D); ECN-111 or 112; four credits from MTH-113, 116, 118, 121, 341 or PSY-220; or Permission
    Study of the formal research techniques applicable to marketing. Methodical considerations include sample selection, questionnaire design, data collection, processing and analysis of data, and the preparation of managerial reports.
  • BUS
    436
    .
    Selling/Sales Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-333
    Designed to introduce students, through hands-on role playing and practice, to the profession of Personal Selling. Steps in the selling process will be analyzed. Students will be required to prepare a sales presentation. The latter half of the class will focus on Sales Management. Supervisory techniques, measurement tools, and use of training material will be analyzed. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be prepared for an entry-level personal selling position.
  • BUS
    440
    .
    Global Strategic Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-121, 221, 309, 323, 333 and four credits from BUS-222 or BUS-224(A-D)
    Coverage 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
    441
    .
    Strategic Planning in Health Care
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-319, 329 and Senior Standing
    Introduces students to strategic planning as it applies to health care organizations. Students will develop practical skills in strategic management, such as internal and external environmental assessment, competitor analysis, and methods for evaluating strategic alternatives that can be used in different types of health care settings. Explores the leadership roles of governing boards, health care managers, and clinicians.
  • BUS
    442
    .
    Accounting Information Systems
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-322 or by Permission
    Study 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
    442M
    .
    Accounting Information Systems
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-322 or by Permission
    Study 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. Spring Term only.
  • BUS
    446
    .
    Cross-Cultural Studies
    4 credits
    Study of selected aspects of world business and economics, politics, religion, communication and the exploration of cultural relations across national boundaries. Special focus on the importance of effective cross-cultural relations for global managers and corporations. Locations vary.
  • BUS
    449
    .
    Auditing
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-322 and Senior Standing
    Study and evaluation of the nature, objectives, scope and theory of the audit process as applied to accounting and internal control systems. Emphasis and balance placed on standards, ethics, current developments and legal requirements as well as special topics including statistical sampling and audit of electronic data processing systems.
  • BUS
    450
    .
    Long-Term Care Management
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: BUS-329 or Permission
    Basic overview of long-term care management in the United States. Covers the state of the field, those it serves, and the various organizations who serve them. Examines issues affecting all long-term care providers, individually or collectively (e.g., financing, regulations, integration, ethical issues). Discusses how various segments of long-term care fit together to form an overall system while looking at trends that are likely to shape the field in the future.
  • BUS
    480
    .
    International Business Law
    2-4 credits
    Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing
    This seminar course is an overview of the international legal business environment, including overviews of common and code law systems and their impact on the conduct of international business. Subjects include contract interpretation, world legal agreements and bodies, and treaty agreements. The course will also explore business ethics, extraterritorial reach of US and European law, and regulatory aspects of international law impacting mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Students will engage in discussion about current and past international transactions, ethical conundrums confronted in the conduct of international business, and the intersection of a myriad of national laws with the conduct of business across major jurisdictions.
  • BUS
    499
    .
    Business Admin. Independent Study
    1 credit
    Requires instructor permission.
  • BUS
    500
    .
    Senior Thesis
    4 credits
    Prerequisite: Senior Standing and Permission
    Student must have a GPA of 3.5 or better calculated on all BUS courses taken.