Academics

Course Descriptions

Business Administration (BUA)

BUA 210 Business Law (3)

A study of the legal environment of business. Emphasizes the study of administrative law and the agency concept that regulates business. Students will gain exposure to topics such as performance contracts, personal property law, negotiable instruments, debtor-creditor relationships, agency law, and employment law. Offered every semester.

 

BUA 220 (320) Principles of Marketing (3)

An overview of domestic and international marketing focusing on the marketing mix system (i.e., product, price, communication, and distribution). This course introduces the student to consumer behavior and marketing research. Ethical issues are integrated into all phases of the course. Offered every semester.

BUA 241 Personal Finance (3)

This course is a study of personal financial matters including long term financial planning techniques,

insurance, investing, income taxes, consumer purchases, use of credit, and budgeting. Offered every semester.

BUA 260 (360) Principles of Management (3)

An introduction to the management process of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. This course includes contemporary topics such as managing diversity, globalization, and ethical issues. Offered every semester.

 

 

BUA 311 Business Ethics (3)

A study of the moral and ethical environment in which businesses operate. This course emphasizes the necessity to develop and abide by ethical standards while pursuing profit maximization goals. Offered fall semester.

BUA 341 (340) Corporate Finance (3)

Prerequisites: ACC 210.

A study of the major financing investment, and dividend policies adopted by corporations to maximize shareholder value. Coverage will focus on the financial environment of the firm, capital management, capital budgeting, ratio analysis, and related financial policies. Offered fall semester.

BUA 361 (461) Human Resource Management (3)

Prerequisites: BUA 210 and BUA 260.

A study of the management of the workforce. Includes motivation and job satisfaction theory, wage and salary administration, incentive plans, manpower planning, recruiting and hiring, and retirement programs. Offered fall semester.

BUA 362 Production and Operations Management (3) Prerequisites: ACC 220; ECO 220; MAT 200 or SSC 230. Prerequisites or co-requisites: BUA 220; BUA 260.

A study of the management of the conversion process in manufacturing and service organizations within a total quality management framework. Includes inventory and materials management, project planning and management, process design and management, and capacity management. Offered at departmental discretion.

BUA 363 Small Business Management, Entrepreneurship I (3)

A study of small business matters including entrepreneurship, forms of ownership, innovative products, franchising, sources of funding, and creating a business plan. Emphasis will be placed on the entrepreneurial role of small business managers including; risk management, innovation, creativity, and profit maximization. Offered at departmental discretion.

BUA 432 International Business (3)

Prerequisites: BUA 210, BUA 220, and BUA 260.

A study of the international dimensions of business and how they affect the activities of the firm. Emphasizes global and domestic factors affecting management decisions to move domestic operations abroad or vice versa, as well as the development and management of multinational corporate strategies. Offered spring semester.

BUA 462 Organization Behavior (3)

Prerequisite: BUA 260.

An examination of human behavior in organizations. Emphasizes organizational culture, performance management systems, leadership, and the future of human relationships in work environments.

Offered spring semester.

BUA 472 Strategic Management (3)

Prerequisites: ACC 210; BUA 220; BUA 260; BUA 341; and senior standing.

A capstone course integrating all the functional areas of business. Focuses on managerial strategies and policies affecting total enterprise performance. All students will be required to take the Comprehensive Business Exam as part of program assessment. Offered spring semester. Course Fee: $25

BUA 477 Entrepreneurship II (3)

Prerequisite: BUA 363.

Students are required to develop a professional business plan based on a strategic planning model. This course emphasizes evaluation, refining and expanding a business plan for an actual start-up business. Students will explore entrepreneurial issues in depth as they relate to risk taking, innovation, creativity, and profit maximization. Offered spring semester.

BUA 480, 481 Selected Topics in Business (3, 3)

Prerequisites: Permission of department chair.

An in-depth study of selected contemporary issues in the business discipline. Offered at department discretion.

BUA 491, 492 Independent Study (1-3, 1-3)

Independent study in a selected field or problem area of business related fields. The topic or problem to be studied will be chosen in consultation with departmental faculty under whose guidance the study will be conducted. Subject to regulations and restrictions.

BUA 495, 496 Internships in Business Administration (1-3, 1-3)

Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and department chair.

Students work part or full time in business and industry applying the concepts that they have learned in the classroom. Students become familiar with how the basic managerial functions are applied in a business or industrial setting. Limited to majors in the department, subject to regulations and restrictions on page 64 of the Catalog. Students must be junior or senior status.

BUA 499. Senior Essay (1-3)

Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor, department chair and senior standing.

Students design, implement and report on an approved research project. Subject to regulations and restrictions.

Economics (ECO)

ECO 210. Principles of Macroeconomics. (3)

A study of the basic principles of the national economy including: demand and supply, national income accounts, business cycles, economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policy are included along with an overview of major economic systems.  Partially meets Core Curriculum requirements in History and Social Sciences, Area E-2. Offered every semester.

ECO 220. Principles of Microeconomics. (3)

Prerequisites: ACC 210, ECO 210.

A study of the basic economic factors relevant to the firm. Includes various cost and revenue concepts, demand and supply, utility, and indifference curve analysis. Partially meets Core Curriculum requirements in History and Social Sciences, Area E-2. Offered every semester.

ECO 310. Intermediate Microeconomics. (3)

Prerequisites: ECO 210, ECO 220.

Theory of production; market structures, equilibrium of the firm and the industry; the pricing of factors of production; analysis of consumer behavior; general equilibrium analysis; and welfare economics.

Offered at departmental discretion.

ECO 320. Intermediate Macroeconomics. (3)

Prerequisites: ECO 210, ECO 220.

Analysis of classical and Keynesian theory. This course focuses on post-Keynesian developments in the analysis of the consumption, investments, and liquidity preference functions. Supply side economics and rational expectations will also be covered, along with growth theories. Offered at departmental discretion.

ECO 340. Money and Banking. (3)

Prerequisites: ACC 210, ECO 210, ECO 220.

The nature of money, its functions, and its institutions. This course focuses on the role of money in the modern economy, the role of the Federal Reserve System and fiscal policy as tools of economic stabilization. Offered at departmental discretion.

ECO 410. Managerial Economics. (3)

Prerequisites: ACC 210, ECO 210, ECO 220.

This course builds on the concepts of economics presented at the principles level. It applies economic theory and methods to business and administrative decision making. It shows how management decision problems such as make or buy, inventory level and advertising are combined with the theories of the firm and market structure and pricing as well as the decision sciences lead to optimal solutions for managerial decisions. Offered at departmental discretion.

Management Information Science (MIS)

MIS 210. Introduction to Information Systems. (3)

An introduction to information system concepts, including fundamental functions and operations of business computer applications. Topics include hardware, software, procedures, computer operations, security, maintenance and data integrity. Upon completion, students should be able to use information system principles in the management and operation of an organization. Technology requirement for this course.

 

MIS 310. Spreadsheet Analysis. (3)

Prerequisite: MIS 210

An in depth review of spreadsheet design and development. Topics include developing and using formulas, functions, charts, database tables and macros. Students will develop multiple sheet projects and integrate spreadsheet with other business applications. Upon completion, students will be able to design spreadsheet templates for business applications. Technology requirement for this course.

MIS 320. E-Commerce (3) or CSC 155, Object-Oriented Programming in Java I. (3)

Prerequisite: MIS 210

The application of management information system tools for e-commerce and marketing. Students will evaluate MIS tools in web-based marketing applications. Topics include the evaluation of e-commerce software, performance marketing research, data mining, identifying strategic markets, marketing over multiple platforms including 3G/4G networks and measuring project effectiveness. Upon completion, students will develop and demonstrate an e-commerce project. Technology requirement for this course.

MIS 330. Information Systems Research Tools and Application. (3)

Prerequisite: MIS 210 or CSC 155

An overview and use of information system research tools. Students will use online search engines and databases to do research on the internet. Various search and collection techniques will be discussed along with data mining‘ and methods of identifying valid bibliographic sources. Legal issues will also be covered including copyright infringement, plagiarism, intellectual property rights, identifying source documents in the public domain, and other topics for business-related research. Technology requirement for this course.

MIS 340. Database Management Systems. (3)

Prerequisite: MIS 210

An in depth analysis of database theory and application. Emphasis is placed on data dictionaries, tables, keys, search theory, queries, normalization, encryption, data redundancy, and data recovery.  Upon completion, students should be able to design and implement a database to solve common business tasks. Technology requirement for this course.

MIS 420. Project Management. (3)

Prerequisite: MIS 210

An in depth analysis of the tools and techniques used to manage information systems projects. Students will evaluate and install MIS applications to solve common business problems. Topics will include project scheduling; system design; implementation and evaluation; conversion planning; system implementation; evaluation and system maintenance. Technology requirement for this course.

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