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Bachelor of Arts in Business

Course Descriptions

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BUSN 110
Introduction to Business
AA Business Core
3

Investigation of the role of business in society, the human side of business, the functions of business, and the accounting/reporting processes of business.

ACCT 215
Intermediate Accounting I
Accounting
3

Examination of financial accounting concepts, theories and practices to include the following topics: cash and receivables, inventory valuation and credit policy, fixed assets, and revenue and expense recognition

Prerequisites: BUSN 220

ACCT 225
Intermediate Accounting II
Accounting
3

Continuation of Intermediate Accounting I, studies the advances concepts and practices associated with liabilities and stockholders� equity, earnings per share, income tax allocation, financial statements reporting and financial statement analysis.

Prerequisites: ACCT 215

ACCT 235
Cost Accounting
Accounting
3

Studies costing, pricing, planning, and motivation. Topics include: cost accumulation, cost allocation, standard costs, product pricing, variance analysis, budgeting, transfer pricing, performance measurements, and short-term decision making.

Prerequisites: BUSN 220

ACCT 330
Auditing
Accounting
3

Examines financial auditing and other assurance services performed by accountants. Topics include: auditing standards, legal liability, internal control, sampling theory, auditing procedures for revenues and expenditures, the nature of evidence, and auditing techniques necessary for an independent auditor.

Prerequisites: ACCT 225

ACCT 340
Taxation
Accounting
3

Examines federal taxation for individuals and corporations. Topics include: an understanding of gross income, deductions, gains and losses, laws and procedures that apply to federal income taxation of individuals, partnerships, S-corporations, and C-corporations, and tax preparation

Prerequisites: BUSN 220

ACCT 430
Government & Not-for-Profit Accounting
Accounting
3

Surveys accounting standards, regulations and practices for governmental and not-for-profit organizations

BUSN 475
Special Topics
Business
3

Intensive examination of a selected area of study. Topics vary and are announced in advance. May be repeated for credit. Lecture, seminar, and/or team study.

BUSN 490
Independent Study
Business
3

An approved independent study option supervised by faculty in a directed area of scholarship. Study is conducted according to a learning contract between a chosen faculty member and the student.

BUSN 495
Internship
Business
3

Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing

BUSN 220
Accounting Principles
Business Core
3

Examines the role of financial data in the commercial enterprise; as well as measuring and reporting income, assets, liabilities, and equities.

BUSN 240
Marketing Principles
Business Core
3

Exploration of principles and activities in the commercial enterprise including topics such as product, price, promotion, place/channel, competition, company, and communication.

BUSN 320
Financial Management
Business Core
3

Explores the financial function of the commercial enterprise including topics on working capital management, procurement of resources from financial markets, and financial decision making in the firm

Prerequisites: ECON 120

BUSN 340
Business Statistics
Business Core
3

Examines statistical theories, principles and concepts associated with business operations and processes. The course utilizes statistical methods and techniques to develop, implement and analyze business decisions designed to improve efficiency and productivity

Prerequisites: MATH 102 or 211 or equivalent.

BUSN 370
Business Law
Business Core
3

Examines the current and emerging legal principles that impact business transactions, topics include contracts, business organizations and structure, sale of goods, commercial paper, personal and real estate property, intellectual property and international business law.

BUSN 420
Business-Driven Technology
Business Core
3

Examines the process of selecting, designing, implementing and evaluating technology to meet mission critical requirements while maintaining competitive advantages, increase efficiency and minimizing costs.

BUSN 460
International Business
Business Core
3

Surveys the opportunities and challenges associated with planning, conducting and implementing international business transactions in the international marketplace.

Prerequisites: BUSN 240

BUSN 470
Strategic Management
Business Core
3

Study of strategy development and deployment in the business enterprise. Course serves as the capstone for the Business major and examines the overarching application of the role of a biblical worldview in the business enterprise.

Prerequisites: Completion of all core and emphasis courses, Senior standing, Math 102

BUSN 491
Senior Capstone
Business Core
3

The integration and synthesis of knowledge and principles concerning all areas of business. Requirements include submission of a working business plan.

Prerequisites: Senior Standing

BUSN 250
Business Communication
Business Core, Professional Studies Core
3

Studies traditional business presentation skills, communications and behavioral theories, concepts, and principles while including communication strategies and interactional practices related to the multi-cultural workforce.

ECON 120
Microeconomics
Business Core; Economics
3

Examines the concepts, principles, and business practices of market systems, demand and supply economics, market equilibrium, product and resource demands, consumer behavior, forms of competition, governmental policies, market failure and international economics.

Prerequisites: Math 102

ECON 230
Macroeconomics
Business Core; Economics; International Studies Core
3

Examines macroeconomic theories, comparative economics, econometrics, macro-economic models, fiscal and monetary policy formation and analysis.

Prerequisites: ECON 120

BUSN 345
Corporate Finance
Business Elective
3

Studies the theories, concepts and practices of corporate finance including the topics of valuation, risk management, profits, performance measurements, assessing and implementing financing decisions, designing and implementing corporate finance policies and capital structures

Prerequisites: BUSN 320

ECON 290
Political Economy
Economics
3

Uses the tools of economics to examine decision-making in non-market institutions with a particular emphasis on government decision-making. Cross-listed with GOVT 290.

Prerequisites: ECON 120

ECON 320
Intermediate Microeconomics
Economics
3

Study the theory of demand, production, cost, and resource allocation in a market economy. Market structures are developed and various forms of market failure are analyzed; models of risk and uncertainty, factor pricing and income distribution.

Prerequisites: ECON 120

ECON 360
Entrepreneurship, Market Processes and Economic Growth
Economics
3

Theories of economic growth and development with a special emphasis on the role of entrepreneurship are applied to the problem of poverty particularly to underdeveloped economies. The interrelationships of economic, political, sociological, historical, theological and technological factors are examined.

Prerequisites: ECON 120 and ECON 230

ECON 450
History of Economic Thought
Economics
3

Examines the development of economic theory from ancient times to the present. Economic concepts in the Bible are discussed as well as contributions of Greece, Rome, the Middle Ages, and the Reformation with a particular emphasis on developments since the eighteenth century.

Prerequisites: ECON 230 and ECON 320

ECON 380
International Economics
Economics; Business Elective
3

Studies the principles, concepts, theories and implications of international economics from a trade and business perspective. Topics include: trade policy, restrictions, tariffs, immigration, exchange rate regimes, protectionism, regional trade agreements and impact on global trade.

Prerequisites: ECON 230

MGMT 290
Operations Management
General Management
3

Planning, operating, and controlling production of goods and services.

Prerequisites: MATH 102

MGMT 310
Personnel Management Strategy
General Management
3

Study of why employees behave as they do and how to promote behavior required to implement a focused business strategy using staffing, development, and reward systems.

MGMT 370
Managerial Decision-Making
General Management
3

Investigate analytical and process skills for effective decision-making and change management. Assess key factors in the change process, effective planning and problem-solving.

MGMT 440
Business Policy
General Management
3

Examines governmental regulations and discusses the factors that impact business interaction with governmental policies and institutions including the topics of public policy, social and environmental regulations, corporate responsibility, legal aspects of policy and sustainability.

Prerequisites: ECON 230

MGMT 280
Principles of Management
General Management, Professional Studies Core
3

Management language, concepts, models, and basic principles of management. Explore interrelated functions (planning, controlling, organizing, leading) of the management process.

MGMT 330
Ethics
General Management, Professional Studies Core
3

Study of the nature of ethical leadership through a consideration of the ethical foundations of leadership principles evident in the lives of great leaders. Attention to how the leader�s values and beliefs affect decision-making along with the key factors involved in ethical decision-making. Students assess and apply the concepts of organizational and social responsibility by looking at real world problems. Cross-listed with LDST 330.

HRMT 220
Compensation
Human Resource Management
3

Investigates principles and current issues in compensation methods and systems.

HRMT 250
Training and Development
Human Resource Management
3

Examines training and development at all levels, from initial orientation to executive development. Discusses in-house training, using vendors, and developing partnerships with colleges and universities.

HRMT 260
Employee Evaluation Systems
Human Resource Management
3

Exploration of HR planning, selection, job placement, performance appraisal, and outplacement activities.

HRMT 330
Personnel Law
Human Resource Management
3

Students examine personnel laws and issues including the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and 1991, FLSA, ADA, FMLA, ERISA, selected immigration laws, affirmative action, sexual harassment, and other issues of gender and racial/ethnic equity.

HRMT 340
Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining
Human Resource Management
3

Students explore the National Labor Relations Act and address collective bargaining concepts applicable in today's commercial enterprise.

MKTG 210
Advertising and Promotion
Marketing
3

Students learn about marketing communication campaigns, media choice, develop a selling strategy, creative development, and media analysis.

MKTG 250
Public Relations
Marketing
3

Investigation of how public relations serves as a strategic support for the overall marketing strategy. The course examines how events and collateral marketing activity aid in creating a public image of the commercial firm.

MKTG 260
Retail Management
Marketing
3

Examination of stock planning, inventory control, markup and pricing, retail accounting, merchandising, retail promotion, human resources management, store location, design and layout, legal and ethical issues, information systems.

Prerequisites: BUSN 240

MKTG 320
Marketing Research
Marketing
3

Examines the planning and design of the market research effort, collecting and analyzing data, and drawing inference from the results. The focus of the course is on making accurate marketing decisions based on data.

Prerequisites: BUSN 340

MKTG 330
Sales Management
Marketing
3

Investigates the organizing, recruiting, training, measuring, and promoting of the sales force in addition to forecasting sales.

Prerequisites: BUSN 240; MATH 102

MKTG 340
e-Commerce
Marketing
3

Explores e-commerce issues such as Internet infrastructure, strategy formulation and implementation, technology concepts, public policy issues, and capital infrastructure and their effect on business decisions.

Prerequisites: BUSN 240