Major Core Courses - Required
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Show DetailsBusiness Ethics
BUS 3314 credits
The course examines individual and corporate interaction moral behavior with respect to society and is designed to help the student understand why clear standards of behavior are necessary to distinguish right from wrong behavior in the work place and the surrounding environment. The course also describes the extent to which a business person’s behavior measures up to legal standards, organization policies, professional and trade association codes, and popular expectations.
Show DetailsBusiness Law
BUS 2324 credits
The course provides an overview of how Federal, State, and Local laws impact corporations, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. It focuses on the origin and nature of business law, the UCC, contracts, negotiable instruments, intellectual property, and computer law, as well as the legal definition of crimes and torts.
Show DetailsManagement of Financial Resources
MGT 3504 credits
In this course, students will explore the fundamental financial concepts and skills of a successful financial manager. The course will focus on long-term investment decisions, cost of capital leverage, as well as long and short-term financing decisions.
Show DetailsStrategic Management & Business Policy
MGT 4504 credits
Strategic Management & Business Policy examines strategy formulation and implementation issues from a general manager’s viewpoint, providing an integrative framework for, and building upon, the functional business areas. Those interested in general management, entrepreneurship, or functional specialties will find this course valuable in understanding what makes organizations successful or not.
Show DetailsOperations Management
MGT 3434 credits
Concepts of operations in production and service organizations. The application of quantitative and qualitative techniques to quality, human resources, forecasting, inventory, and process improvement issues.
Show DetailsStatistical Process Control & Improvement
STAT 3224 credits
This course focuses on statistical methods used to determine if processes are predictable or not and the similarities and differences of improving predictable versus unpredictable processes. It covers the concepts of central tendency, understanding variation, sampling theory, probability theory, and testing for differences in sample means. Through the selection, development, and analysis of a work-related project, emphasis is placed on real, practical applications. (satisfies general education credit in the Mathematics and Statistics area)
In addition to the core courses, students must complete the following courses to earn a B.S. in Business Administration
Show DetailsFinancial Accounting
ACC 2354 credits
Introduction to the accounting cycle with emphasis on the preparation and interpretation of primary financial documents, including income statement, balance sheet, and statement of funds.
Show DetailsManagerial Accounting
ACC 2364 credits
The course focuses on the analysis and interpretation of accounting concepts and on the internal use of accounting information in the managerial decision-making process especially in planning and control operations.
Show DetailsIntroduction to Business
BUS 1014 credits
The course is directed toward the recognition and understanding of how businesses operate in both the United States and in global environments. It covers the basic aspects of opening a business, discusses the management techniques of leadership, motivation, and employee empowerment. The course also presents necessary business information on financial management, the forms of business ownership, and entrepreneurship. The basic concepts of human resource management, the ethical and social responsibility issues facing today’s business manager, and the necessity of producing quality goods and services are discussed in detail.
Show DetailsMacroeconomics (may be taken as a social science GEN ED course)
ECO 2214 credits
Macroeconomics examines the economy as a whole and offers a perspective on how government economic policies affect daily life. The course focuses on inflation, unemployment, the business cycle, the market system, fiscal policy, supply and demand, the balance of trade, comparative advantage, and money and banking. It also compares Keynesian and Classical economic theories as they relate to macroeconomic policy. (Satisfies general education credit in the Social and Behavioral Science area.)
Show DetailsMicroeconomics (may be taken as a social science GEN ED course)
ECO 2224 credits
Microeconomics introduces the part of economics which studies how individuals make decisions and choices under conditions of scarcity. The course focuses on the concepts of individual market behavior, rational self-interest, cost benefit analysis, the role of supply and demand in determination of value resource allocation, and comparative advantage. Microeconomics also examines the issues of economic growth, population growth, and the environment. (satisfies general education credit in the Social and Behavioral Science area)
Show DetailsCollege Algebra (may be taken as a mathematics/statistics general education course)
MAT 1224 credits
The course prepares students for upper-level courses requiring algebra. Topics covered include the metric system, algebra, linear algebra, polynomial equations, and the binomial theorem (satisfies general education credit in the Mathematics and Statistics Area).
Show DetailsStatistics (may be taken as a mathematics/statistics general education course)
STAT 2214 credits
This course covers concepts of probability theory, random variables and their distributions, sampling theory, understanding variation, and testing for differences in sample means. Emphasis is on practical work applications and the display and interpretation of data used in organizations to test for stability and improvement of work processes. (satisfies general education credit in the Mathematics and Statistics Area)
Major Electives: Students must complete a minimum of three additional courses from electives to complete the B.S. in Business Administration
Show DetailsHuman Resource Management
HRM 3234 credits
This course examines the functions of recruitment, selection, development, training, supervision, and compensation of human resources in today’s organizations. It focuses on the development of knowledge and the application of personnel/human resources management processes. Also covered is an understanding of the key functions, role, and value of human resources management within organizations.
Show DetailsOrganizational Behavior & Culture
MGT 4254 credits
This course focuses on management and leadership of organizations and people in organizations. The course emphasizes the need to promote a shared vision, developing a collaborative work environment, fostering a learning organization, effective management/employee relationships, effective communications, interpersonal communications, win/win management, intrinsic motivation, effective work teams, and self- directed work teams.
Show DetailsPrinciples of Management
MGT 3214 credits
The course focuses on the new workplace and that managers must adopt new and different skills that are directed toward leading change, promoting a shared vision, developing teamwork, and fostering a learning environment to cope with today’s global competition. The course also emphasizes the manager’s traditional roles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Other important topics such as ethical and social responsibility, organization change and development, employee empowerment, managing human resources, interpersonal communication, and decision making are explored in detail.
Show Details Project Management
MGT 3444 credits
The course introduces the concepts, tools, and techniques of project management. The goal is to provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of project planning, budgeting, scheduling, work break down structures, rick analysis, project monitoring, and project control/termination.
Show DetailsSoftware Business Planning
MIS 3304 credits
This course examines the basic framework required to establish and operate an eCommerce business. Topics include the process and responsibilities of incorporation; developing a business plan and defining marketing services; the process of responding to requests for proposals; proposal writing and tendering; drafting and interpreting contracts and the principles of contract law; costing and financial management issues; and professional development. Also, within this framework, students will examine the process of selecting and using business planning and operations software.
Show DetailsPrinciples of Marketing
MKT 3214 credits
Course focuses on the marketing environment and the contemporary concepts and practices of marketing goods and services. The managerial concepts of marketing, specifically, planning, implementing, product management, determining price strategies, distribution, promotion, advertising, and meeting customer demands are emphasized.
Show DetailsBusiness Independent Studies. Each may be taken up to two times.
BUS 100/200/300/4001-4 credits
Show Details Business Special Topics. Each may be taken up to two times.
BUS 190/290/390/490 1-4 credits
Culminating Graduation Requirement:
As part of course work in the major, every student will complete a culminating graduation requirement (CGR). The CGR requirement may be met by satisfactory completion of one of the following:
BUS 499 Capstone (CGR) Learning Experience Project (6-12 credits within the 120).
Research Paper (taken in a major core class – separate credit not awarded).
Show DetailsCapstone Learning Experience Project
BUS 4994 credits
The project draws upon all of the student’s previous experience, both academic and experiential, bringing together the theoretical and practical knowledge attained over the course of the program, especially as it pertains to the major. The project will result in a major paper, article, work of art, training manual, or other product that not only provides the student with lasting educational enrichment but also develops and demonstrates background and expertise.