Business Management Degree Program:

Course Descriptions

  

Business Administration Core Courses

 

ACCT 2523 ELEMENTARY ACCOUNTING I  (3 hrs)

This course presents the basic principles of financial accounting. Emphasis is given to the preparation and use of income statements, balance sheets, and statements of funds flow for corporations.  Also included in this course are the analysis and recording of financial transactions involving cash, inventories, fixed assets, bonds, and capital stock as well as closing, adjusting, and reversing entries for revenues and expenses. Prerequisite: MATH 1523 or permission of the Program Director.

 

ACCT 2623 ELEMENTARY ACCOUNTING II (3 hrs)

This course is an introduction to managerial accounting.  It includes analysis of cost behavior and the use of this knowledge for both short and long term decisions.  This course also introduces the student to budgeting and the accumulation of product costs for planning and performance evaluation.  Specific subjects covered include cost-volume-profit analysis, capital budgeting, allocations, variances from standard costs, and the measurement of divisional performance.  Prerequisite: ACCT 2523.

 

BUSN 2213 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (3 hrs)

This course provides a broad understanding of the business world and how it functions. It outlines the philosophy, objectives, and responsibilities of business in its relationship to its environment. The many aspects of business, such as management, organization, production, labor, accounting, data processing, marketing, finance, and ethics are covered.

 

BUSN 3323 BUSINESS LAW (3 hrs)

This course is a study of the general principles of law as they apply to the business world. This course includes the law of contracts, agencies, torts, bailments, and employer-employee relationships. Prerequisite: POLS 1523 and BUSN 2213 or permission of instructor.

 

BUSN 3503 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (3 hrs)

This course is a study of business communication theory and techniques with emphasis on functional application of interpersonal skills, computer assisted presentations, oral presentations, letters, and reports.  Prerequisite: COMM 1113 and BUSN 2213 or permission of Program Director.

 

ECON 2123 MACROECONOMICS (3 hrs)

This is an introductory course in economic principles as they relate to national income, economic growth and development, economic fluctuations, monetary policy, and fiscal policy. This course also includes material on foreign trade, international economics, and balance of payments.

 

MGMT 3303 MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES  (3 hrs)

This course is a study of the eight aspects of managing organizations: planning, decision-making, organizing, staffing, communicating, motivating, leading, and controlling/evaluating with the presentation of principles for application to both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations.  Prerequisite:  Junior standing or BUSN 2213 or pass Business Proficiency Test.

 

STAT 3003 STATISTICS  (3 hrs)

This is an introductory applied statistics course focusing on descriptive and inferential statistical methods.  Topics include measures of central tendency and variability, the normal distribution, correlation, regression, and ANOVA.  Prerequisite:  MATH 1513, MATH 1523, MATH 1503 or permission of the instructor.

 

Business Management Required Courses:

 

BUSN 3003 BUSINESS ETHICS (3 hrs)

This course examines the ethical problems faced in business practice. The study focuses on relationships with employers, employees, customers, stockholders, suppliers, and society. Prerequisite: PHIL 1112 and BUSN 2213 or permission of instructor.

 

BUSN 3103 BUSINESS FINANCE  (3 hrs)

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of financial management. It includes time value of money concepts, working capital management, ratio analysis and forecasting, financial planning, security valuation, capital budgeting, and alternative financing sources. Prerequisite: ACCT 2523 or permission of instructor.

 

BUSN 3313 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE (3 hrs)

This course examines methods necessary to effectively communicate in multinational companies and enterprises and to run successful businesses with international partners. Topics for discussion include reasons for intercultural differences, group dynamics, culture and its impact on style of management and decision-making (cognitive styles), types of management models, intercultural communication in business and “globalization,” cross-cultural aspects of business etiquette, and intercultural communication in business and management.  Prerequisite: BUSN 2213 or permission of the instructor. Cross-listed as COMM 3313.

 

BUSN 3333 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (3 hrs)

This course is a survey of the marketing functions and role of marketing in the organization. Emphasis will be given to the factors that affect consumer behavior, the development and evaluation of an organization’s marketing strategies, and the fundamental marketing variables. Prerequisite: BUSN 2213 or permission of Program Director.

 

BUSN 4513 COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (3 hrs)

This course uses supervised and evaluated work experience to supplement academic training with on-the-job training relevant to the student’s career goals. In the parallel plan, up to three hours of credit may be earned with part-time work during the semester or with full-time employment during the summer.  In the alternating plan, up to six hours of credit may be earned with full-time employment during a semester.  This course may be repeated.  Permission of the instructor is required.

 

BUSN 4543 STRATEGIC BUSINESS CAPSTONE  (3 hrs)

This course serves as the capstone for the business core curriculum and its purpose is to provide a practical forum for students to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills that they have gained from all previous business courses.  Students will learn to think strategically as they develop comprehensive solutions to current business problems.  A graded college level assessment may be included in this course at the discretion of the Business Program Director.  It is required to be taken in the final semester of study. Prerequisite:  Senior standing, Permission of the Program Director, BUSN 3503, BUSN 3103, BUSN 3323, BUSN 3333, and MGMT 3303.

 

ECON 2223 MICROECONOMICS  (3 hrs)

This course provides a survey and analysis of the fields of production, supply and demand, and marginal analysis with the policies, practices, and operations of individual markets.

 

ENGL 3113 WRITING AND RESEARCH  (3 hrs)

This is an undergraduate course designed to develop sound techniques of research (experimental, historical, and descriptive survey) and writing in the student’s major field. It also deals with selecting appropriate subjects, gathering and evaluating data, presenting material, and objectively reporting conclusions.  Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 and ENGL 1213.

 

MATH 2703 APPLIED CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, LIFE AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (3 hrs)

This course is a study of topics that include differentiation and integration of elementary functions, limits, continuity, and applications of the definite integral for solving theoretical and applied problems in business, life sciences, and social sciences.  Prerequisite: MATH 1513, MATH 1523 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of ‘C’ or permission of instructor.

 

MGMT 3503 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM  (3 hrs)

This course is an introduction to management of information processing for rational decision-making. Topics include records management and other computer applications related to functional business areas. Prerequisite:  CSCI 2723.

 

Business Management Possible Electives:
(more options listed in catalog)

 

ACCT 2003 ACCOUNTING FOR MANAGERS  (3 hrs)

This course is an overview of accounting from the perspective of a non-accounting manager to provide the tools to understand the essentials of how finance functions within an organization.  This includes internal controls, the function of accounting, historical accounting data, and financial planning.

 

ACCT 3113 INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING I  (3 hrs)

This course is a study of individual income tax accounting utilizing a forms-based approach to basic and intermediate tax concepts.  Emphasis will be given to filing status, exemptions and dependency determination, evaluation of taxable and non-taxable income, adjustments, deductions, and credits, and earned income credit as well as additional income tax concepts. Prerequisite:  ACCT 2523 and junior standing or permission of the Program Director.

 

ACCT 3213 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I  (3 hrs)

This course is a study of the valuation and other theoretical problems in accounting for cash, temporary investments, receivables, inventories, long-term investments, plant and equipment and intangible assets.  Prerequisite ACCT 2523 and ACCT 2623 with a minimum grade of C or better in each.

 

ACCT 3223 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II  (3 hrs)

This course is a study of stockholders’ equity, dilutive securities, investments, issues related to income determination including revenue recognition, accounting for income taxes, pensions, leases and error analysis, preparation and analysis of financial statements, including price level changes and statement of changes in financial position.  Prerequisite: ACCT 3213

 

ACCT 4113 INCOME TAX ACCOUNTING II (3 hrs)

This course is a continuation of ACCT 3113 (Income Tax Accounting I) which integrates the academic knowledge of individual income tax accounting with practical experience in a real lab environment.  Students will implement their knowledge by completing actual tax forms both manually and through tax software provided by the Internal Revenue Service in a TAX Center. Students will practice basic and intermediate tax concepts and get acquainted with advanced level tax law for various forms of business organizations, military, international, and ministry returns. Prerequisite:  ACCT 3113 and permission of Program Director.

 

BUSN 1623 PERSONAL FINANCE  (3 hrs)

This course is a survey of the field of consumption with attention to the needs and problems of the consumer and to better personal financial management practices.

 

BUSN 3343 PROFESSIONAL SELLING  (3 hrs)

This course is an application of sales principles in which students work through steps of the sales process by developing a sales plan and executing a professional sales role-play. These steps will be addressed within the context of an ethically-based relationship selling approach.

 

BUSN 4203 INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY   (3 hrs)

This course provides a study of the individual and groups in complex organizations, including organizational structure, organizational changes, and the organization in society. The course is concerned with motivation, worker satisfaction, and communication in organizations, personnel relations, and other related factors. Prerequisite: PSYC 1123 and junior/senior standing. Cross-listed as PSYC 4203.

 

CSCI 3333 WEB PAGE DESIGN  (3 hrs)

This course provides students with all of the skills necessary to design and publish a professional-looking website.  Various software applications will be taught allowing students to create and compile all of the components needed for good web pages such as text, graphics, audio, tables, and links.  Proper screen layout techniques will be addressed.  Students will be introduced to HTML concepts, JavaScript, and other more technical elements of web page creation.  Students will be required to create, publish, and maintain their own websites during the course.  Prerequisite: CSCI 2723 or permission of instructor.

 

ECON 3213 ECONOMICS: WAGE AND LABOR ISSUES  (3 hrs)

This course is a study of the success, decline, and trends of our economic system as it depends on the workings of labor markets which include the impact of married women, the aged, immigrants, manual labor, hourly employees, unions, and any other wage group which affects the economy.  Prerequisite: ECON 2123 or ECON 2223

 

LEAD 3823 CONCEPTS OF LEADERSHIP   (3 hrs)

This course is a study of the concepts of leadership presented in the Scriptures with the goal of maximizing leadership potential.

 

MATH 1714 CALCULUS I: CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY  (4 hrs)

Topics include differentiation and integration of elementary functions, limits, continuity, and applications of the definite integral.  Prerequisite: MATH 1513, MATH 1523 or permission of the instructor.

 

MATH 2724 CALCULUS II: CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY   (4 hrs)

Topics covered include calculus of transcendental functions, techniques of integration, series, conic sections, polar coordinates, and parametric equations. Prerequisite: MATH 1714 or permission of the instructor.

 

MATH 2734 CALCULUS III: CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY (4 hrs)

Topics covered include vector calculus, functions of several variables, partial derivatives, and multiple integrals.  Prerequisite: MATH 2724 or permission of the instructor.

 

MGMT 2113 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS  (3 hrs)

This course is a study of current concepts in public relations as a management function in the church, business, industry, government, and education.  Direction in producing practical public relations tools is given.

 

MGMT 3003 GOALS, PRIORITIES, AND ATTITUDES  (3 hrs)

This course includes setting goals, prioritizing those goals, and studying personal management skills and attitudes necessary to be successful in life pursuits. It focuses on Christian principles that should be integrated into personal management.  Student success skill development, including information literacy, is emphasized.  Prerequisite: Junior standing and MGMT 3303 or permission of Program Director.

 

MGMT 3403 MANAGING PEOPLE IN ORGANIZATIONS  (3 hrs)

Organizational behavior is the composite of the values, behaviors, and attitudes of the organizational leadership, groups within the organization, and all individual behaviors. Emphasis is on groups and individuals, how they interact with each other and the larger organizational culture. Prerequisites: Junior standing and MGMT 3303 or permission of Program Director.

 

MGMT 4003 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 hrs)

This course applies the concepts and theories of organizational behavior and human resources management.  It is designed to be an integrative/cross-functional experience.  Prerequisite:  MGMT 3303 or permission of Program Director.

 

MGMT 4203 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)

This course is a study dealing with the effective management of small firms.  It includes determination of appropriate strategy as well as the activities of planning, starting, organizing, directing, and controlling a small business operation.  Offered on demand.  Prerequisite: MGMT 3303.