Courses

BUSI 111 - Principles of Financial Accounting
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the fundamental principles involving business transactions necessary for financial reporting.
BUSI 114 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
3 Credit Hours

An examination of accounting methods from the viewpoint of management. Topics are related to the analysis and use of financial information.
Prerequisites: BUSI 111.
BUSI 131 - Principles of Management
3 Credit Hours

The study of management concepts and practices applicable to all organizations and their impact on planning and organizational development. This course covers a range of management topics, including policy formation, managerial functions, organization theory, motivation, and time management.
BUSI 141 - Principles of Marketing
3 Credit Hours

Examination of the theoretical and practical foundations of marketing in a global-managerial framework. Emphasis on applied economics and marketing-mix decision variables: product, pricing, channels, and promotion. Group projects, case studies, and computer simulations. Business calculator required.
Prerequisites: Any 100 level math course except MATH 150 or placement in MATH 161.
BUSI 211 - Intermediate Accounting I
3 Credit Hours

A study of the accounting statements and the limitations involved in their preparation. Emphasis is on accounting theory and concepts and on analysis of the problems that arise in applying these concepts to financial accounting. Alternate views to the generally accepted position are explored and evaluated.
Prerequisites: BUSI 114.
BUSI 212 - Intermediate Accounting II
3 Credit Hours

Continued emphasis on accounting concepts; on conflicts and limitations that exist within the traditional structure of accounting theory. Attention is focused on the use of accounting information as a basis for decision making of management, stockholders, creditors, and other users of financial statements and accounting reports.
Prerequisites: BUSI 211
BUSI 213 - Intermediate Accounting III
3 Credit Hours

Continuation of Intermediate Accounting II. Application of accounting theory to equity concepts. Other topics include leases, pensions, income taxes, accounting changes, and special accounting topics.
Prerequisites: BUSI 212
BUSI 215 - Managerial Accounting
3 Credit Hours

A survey of accounting methods from the viewpoint of management, income measurement, analysis of and interpretation of accounting data, internal cost reports, operation budgets, standard costs, transfer jobs, job and process costing, capital budgeting
Prerequisites: BUSI 114.
BUSI 217 - Cost Accounting I
3 Credit Hours

Emphasis is placed on the cost data accumulation methods used in a job order and in a process cost system.
Prerequisites: BUSI 114.
BUSI 218 - Cost Accounting II
3 Credit Hours

Emphasis is placed on controlling costs through budgeting and standard cost systems. Detailed attention is given to cost analysis and profit planning as they relate to decision making.
Prerequisites: BUSI 217
BUSI 219 - Accounting Information Systems
3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the design and operation of data processing systems used to manage business transactions and accumulate information for financial and managerial accounting needs. Includes experience in using integrated accounting system software and spreadsheets
Prerequisites: BUSI 114.
BUSI 221 - Principles of Finance
3 Credit Hours

A study of the methods and instruments used to finance the operations of a firm. Emphasis on the value of the firm and how financial decisions affect that value. Additional topics include working capital management, leverage, risk, cost of capital, and dividend policy.
Prerequisites: BUSI 114.
BUSI 222 - Financial Planning
3 Credit Hours

An overview of the personal financial planning process: establishing goals and objectives, forecasting lifetime income, evaluating alternative investments, money management, and taxation. Includes concepts, theories, and analytical methods used in financial planning.
Prerequisites: BUSI 114.
BUSI 223 - Fundamentals of Investing
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to basic financial concepts relating to marketable investment choices (common stock, debt securities, options, futures, etc.). The student will examine the analysis and research necessary to make good investment choices and learn some of the language of investments.
Prerequisites: BUSI 111.
BUSI 225 - Intermediate Finance
3 Credit Hours

Analysis and discussion of financial theories and practice relating to major corporate financial decisions--long-term investment and financing. Topics include cost of capital, capital structure, risk analysis, capital budgeting, long-term financing, financial forecasting, and financial analysis and planning
Prerequisites: BUSI 221
BUSI 226 - Financial Institutions
3 Credit Hours

Analysis of the principles underlying decision making in the administration of specialized financial institutions and activities, such as commercial banks, insurance companies, finance companies, mutual funds, investment banking, mortgage banking.
Prerequisites: BUSI 221
BUSI 230 - Human Resource Management
3 Credit Hours

Personnel problems of operating management. Policy decisions and practices involving selection, recruitment, training, job analysis and evaluation, work load, motivation, remuneration, morale, discipline, personnel appraisals, management development, and other areas.
Prerequisites: BUSI 131
BUSI 232 - Organizational Behavior
3 Credit Hours

An examination of the people side of management. The study of organizational behavior attempts to understand why people behave the way they do in organizations. Includes such topics as teamwork, group dynamics, motivation, and leadership.
Prerequisites: BUSI 131
BUSI 234 - International Business Management
3 Credit Hours

The many considerations of management in the global context. Includes topics such as various cultural, legal, and social environments. Special attention is given to corporate social responsibility and ethic
Prerequisites: BUSI 131
Other: This course satisfies theInternational Cultural Studies requirement for the General Studies Curriculum
BUSI 242 - Advertising Management
3 Credit Hours

Integrates theory with planning, management, and strategy. Draws on the extensive research in advertising, consumer behavior, communications, marketing, and sales promotion to provide a basis for understanding the marketing communications process, how it influences the consumer decision process, and how to develop effective promotional strategies. Group projects on promotional design and media planning.
Prerequisites: BUSI 141
BUSI 244 - International Marketing
3 Credit Hours

Examination of marketing managerial processes in international contexts. Analysis of the impact of international economics, culture, and nationalistic governmental policies on trade patterns and marketing decision making in multinational firms.
Prerequisites: BUSI 141
Other: This course satisfies the International Cultural Studies requirement for the General Studies Curriculum.
BUSI 246 - Sales Management
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to selling viewed from principles and practices, management, policy formulation, the selling process, selecting personnel and training.
Prerequisites: BUSI 141
BUSI 250 - The Legal Environment of Business
3 Credit Hours

A survey course in business law designed to introduce students to a wide array of legal considerations in organizational life.
Other: This course satisfies the International Cultural Studies requirement for the General Studies Curriculum.
BUSI 311 - Advanced Accounting
3 Credit Hours

A study of partnerships, special sales procedures, consolidations, fiduciaries, and fund accounting. Emphasis is on the consolidation of corporate holdings given various complex situations.
Prerequisites: BUSI 213
BUSI 313 - Certified Management Accountant Review I
3 Credit Hours

A current and comprehensive analysis of Certified Management Accountant exam =content specifications in preparation for the CMA Uniform Exam.
Prerequisites: BUSI 218
BUSI 314 - Certified Management Accountant Review II
3 Credit Hours

Continuation of BUS 313.
Prerequisites: BUSI 313
BUSI 315 - Auditing
3 Credit Hours

Work of accountant in investigating, interpreting, and appraising accounting and related records.
Prerequisites: BUSI 217
BUSI 318 - Income Tax Accounting I
3 Credit Hours

A study of income tax law as it applies to the individual, partnership, and corporation. Emphasis is on the preparation of individual returns and the understanding of how to research the answer to a tax question using standard tax research aids.
Prerequisites: BUSI 114.
BUSI 319 - Income Tax Accounting II
3 Credit Hours

Theory and practice in the areas of partnership, corporate, estate, and trust taxes, with emphasis on the accounting and management planning aspects. Income tax regulations and analysis of income tax considerations relative to each type of entity.
Prerequisites: BUSI 318
BUSI 324 - International Corporate Finance
3 Credit Hours

International considerations in corporate financial decision making, investment, and financing. Exchange rate forecasting, capital budgeting for foreign subsidiaries, international capital markets, international financing and capital structure decisions, multinational financing, multinational capital management, direct foreign investment.
Prerequisites: BUSI 221
BUSI 325 - Advanced Financial Analysis
3 Credit Hours

Examination of the tools and techniques of financial planning and analysis at the level of the firm. Topics include capital budgeting, working capital management, capital structure strategy, and financial planning and forecasting
Prerequisites: BUSI 221
BUSI 330 - Operations Management
3 Credit Hours

A survey of the quantitative techniques used in the modern business organization. A number of deterministic and probabilistic models will be introduced with an emphasis on their application to relevant business problems.
Prerequisites: BUSI 131
BUSI 332 - Leadership
3 Credit Hours

The study of leadership is the study of social influence. An examination of the history of leadership research, the major models of leadership, and the components of leadership. Special attention is given to the Transformational Leadership model.
Prerequisites: BUSI 131 or permission of instructor.
BUSI 336 - Management Science
3 Credit Hours

A study of the applications of various mathematical techniques to the solution of modern business problems. Topics include decision tables, linear programming, network analysis, inventory models, PERT, and simulation.
Prerequisites: ECON 250
BUSI 337 - Labor Management
3 Credit Hours

Historical development of the labor movement, collective bargaining, role of government in the labor field, wage and employment theory, and the public interest.
Prerequisites: BUSI 131
BUSI 340 - Marketing Research
3 Credit Hours

Examines the role of marketing research in business decision making. Emphasis on technical and substantive issues in conducting survey research. Group research projects include questionnaire design, data collection, data analysis, and interpretation and presentation of findings.
Prerequisites: BUSI 141, ECON 250
BUSI 342 - Marketing Strategy
3 Credit Hours

Examines the strategic, tactical, and administrative issues surrounding marketing management decisions. Draws heavily on applied economics, the behavioral sciences, applied mathematics, and managerial accounting. Case studies, computer simulations, and marketing plans
Prerequisites: BUSI 141
BUSI 343 - Marketing and Consumer Behavior
3 Credit Hours

Examines the interactive influences of affect, cognition, behavior, and the external environment on the consumer decision process. Emphasis on causal research design and analysis. Group research projects include hypothesis development, experimental or quasi-experimental design, data collection and analysis, and theory testing..
Prerequisites: BUSI 141
BUSI 347 - Topics in Marketing
3 Credit Hours

Examines the current and classical literature relevant to marketing. Topics may include applied economics, applied social psychology, ethics and social responsibility, nonprofit marketing, and marketing and technology.
Prerequisites: BUSI 141
BUSI 352 - Business Communications
3 Credit Hours

Focuses on principles and techniques involved in organizing ideas, writing effective business letters, and presenting reports, both oral and written.
BUSI 497 - Business Policy and Strategy
3 Credit Hours

An integrative capstone course bringing into focus the interrelationship of the functional areas--accounting, finance, production, marketing, human resources, information systems--which, together with the necessary attitudes and skills, are required of managers to make a business successful, considering its environment and public responsibilities. Students apply what they have learned in core and specialized area courses to the overall management function in the enterprise. Includes significant research, writing, and presentation components.
Prerequisites: Senior Business Major
Other: Satisfies advanced composition requirment for General Studies
BUSI 510 - Accounting I: Financial Accounting
3 Credit Hours

Introduction of the rationale for, and implications of, fundamental accounting concepts and accounting procedures with the goal of preparing students to interpret, analyze, and evaluate financial statements. The importance of financial statements in the managerial decision-making process is emphasized.
BUSI 520 - Finance I: Fundamentals of Finance
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the concept of time value of money and its effect upon financial decisions. The course also addresses the idea of risk-return trade-offs, essentials of capital budgeting, identification and estimation of relevant cash flows, and evaluation of alternatives on a comparable basis.
BUSI 530 - Management I: Management Theory and Leadership
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to the fundamental concepts and practices of management and leadership. The course covers the core functions: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Topics include strategic decision making, models of leadership, process design and control, total quality management, organizational design and structure, and project managment.
BUSI 540 - Marketing I: Marketing Management
3 Credit Hours

A course emphasizing the decisions that marketing managers face in their efforts to bring together the objectives and resources of their organizations with the needs and opportunities in the marketplace. The strategies, tactics, and administrative issues surrounding marketing decisions are addressed by integrating the four functional areas of business in a market-drive simulation. In addition, the theoretical foundations of marketing management are explored.
BUSI 550 - Quantitative Methods for Management
3 Credit Hours

An introduction to statistical methods as they apply to business and economics. Emphasis is placed on using computer tools to analyze data and preparing written reports based on the analyses. The course is designed to assist the M.B.A. student to better understand the nature of decision making using standard statistical tools. Problem solving and class discussion are the primary techniques of instruction, with one additional directed assignment using computer-based research tools to conduct statistical analyses.
BUSI 560 - Managerial Economics
3 Credit Hours

Application of microeconomic concepts and decision science to managerial problems. Topics include the theory of consumer behavior, the theory of the firm, the theory of market structures and pricing, game theory, linear programming, input-output analysis, statistical estimation, forecasting, and capital budgeting.
Prerequisites: Completion of BUSI 550 prior to enrolling in this course is recommended.
BUSI 570 - Applied Ethics for Management
3 Credit Hours

A study of ethical decision making in a business context. Topics include ethics and a free market ideology, the competitive advantage of ethics-based thinking, uncovering organizational ground rules, breaking the gridlock of competing interests, frameworks for ethical decision making, conflicts between businesses and publics, and the relationship between business culture and business ethics. Case studies and presentations are the primary learning tools.
BUSI 571 - Ethical Issues in Marketing
3 Credit Hours

Ethical frameworks and case studies for the analysis of marketing decisions, especially as regards pricing, product management, promotion and distribution, and advertising and personal selling
BUSI 610 - Accounting II: Management Accounting
3 Credit Hours

A study of special topics in cost accounting: budgeting, profit control, tax planning, inventory control, and decision models. Cash forecasting, modeling the financial requirements of the firm, and analyzing the financial statements for investment decisions are also covered.
Prerequisites: BUSI 510
BUSI 620 - Finance II: Financial Management and Policy
3 Credit Hours

Advancing the theoretical constructs of corporate financial decision making, this course covers he important decisions that financial managers face as they balance such issues as capital budgeting, cost of capital, dividend policy, long-term financing and mergers, and working capital management.
Prerequisites: BUSI 520
BUSI 630 - Management II: Organizational Behavior
3 Credit Hours

The people side of management. With emphasis on understanding why people behave the way they do in organizations, the course examines variables at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Topics include individual differences, perception, values and attitudes; motivation; group dynamics; teamwork; communication; leadership; power and politics; conflict management; organizational design and structure; job design; organizational culture; and organizational change. An examination of the role of marketing research in business decision making. The course addresses both substantive and technical aspects of marketing research: problem definition, data collection, data analysis, and interpreting and communicating research findings. The theory undergirding the course maintains that one must carry out research in a field setting to fully understand the processes involved in designing relevant, timely, and accurate research studies. Students will gain experience in applying research concepts and methods to current business problems.
Prerequisites: BUSI 550
BUSI 640 - Marketing II: Marketing Research
3 Credit Hours

An examination of the role of marketing research in business decision making. The course addresses both substantive and technical aspects of marketing research: problem definition, data collection, data analysis, and interpreting and communicating research findings. The theory undergirding the course maintains that one must carry out research in a field setting to fully understand the processes involved in designing relevant, timely, and accurate research studies. Students will gain experience in applying research concepts and methods to current business problems.
BUSI 700 - Business Policy
3 Credit Hours

The capstone M.B.A. course, designed to integrate the functional areas of business: accounting, finance, management, and marketing. Patterned after the method of the Harvard Business School, this case-oriented course draws on readings, group analysis, written reports, panel discussions, and oral presentations.
Prerequisites: BUSI 510, 520, 530, 540, 550, 560, 570, 610, 620, 630, 640.
ECON 110 - Principles of Macroeconomics
3 Credit Hours

A general introduction to macroeconomics. Particular attention is given to use of basic tools of economic analysis and their application to the major sectors of the economy and to theoretical models describing the interrelationships of consumption, investment, government spending and taxation, and imports and exports.
Prerequisites: Any 100-level math course except MATH 150 or placement in MATH 161.
ECON 120 - Principles of Microeconomics
3 Credit Hours

A general introduction to microeconomics. Particular attention is given to the use of basic tools of economic analysis and their application to groups of individuals within an economy and to theoretical models describing the interrelationships of the utility-maximizing behavior of consumers and the profit-maximizing behavior of producers.
Prerequisites: Any 100-level math course except MATH 150 or placement in MATH 161.
ECON 201 - Macroeconomic Theory
3 Credit Hours

A study of modern income and employment theory. Analysis of the determinants of such aggregate economic magnitudes as national income, employment, price level, etc.
Prerequisites: ECON 110, 120.
ECON 211 - Microeconomic Theory
3 Credit Hours

A theoretical analysis of the principles of pricing in commodity markets under different market structures such as perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, and oligopoly. Examination of utility, demand, production, cost, and supply functions.
Prerequisites: ECON 110, 120.
ECON 221 - Money and Banking
3 Credit Hours

A study of the money and credit aspects of a money economy, especially of the U.S. economy; of monetary theories and the problems of monetary policy.
Prerequisites: ECON 110, 120.
ECON 250 - Statistics for Business and Economics
3 Credit Hours

Analysis of economic and business data including topics such as descriptive statistics, probabilities, distributions, correlation, and regression.
Prerequisites: Any 100-level mathematics course except MATH 150.
ECON 331 - International Economics
3 Credit Hours

An analysis of the various models of international trade theory and of the forces and institutions affecting the economic relations of modern nations. Attention is given to the problems of international movements of goods and productive factors, to the foreign economic policies of the United States, and to world monetary problems. Satisfies advanced composition requirement for general studies.
Prerequisites: ECON 110, 120.
ECON 332 - Free Enterprise Studies and Projects
3 Credit Hours

A service-learning course consisting of classroom and field experience designed to help students develop leadership, teamwork and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise in the global economy.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
ECON 333 - Environmental Economics
3 Credit Hours

The course concentrates on the concepts of welfare economics and efficiency and their application to environmental and natural resource problems. Particular attention is devoted to project evaluation, benefit-cost analysis, regulation, and the role of economic analysis in the design and implementation of environmental policy.
Prerequisites: ECON 110 and 120, or permission of instructor.
ECON 334 - Health Economics
3 Credit Hours

he course applies general theoretical principles of economics to the health care sector. Particular attention is given to the demand and supply of health and medical care as they involve physicians, nurses, hospitals, health insurance markets, and the role of the government.
Prerequisites: ECON 110, 120.
ECON 341 - Principles of Econometrics
3 Credit Hours

An application of statistical methods and regression analysis to economic data. Students will learn to analyze economic data in time series and panel data settings and to account for and correct statistical abnormalities particular to economic data.
Prerequisites: ECON 250.
ECON 361 - Public Sector Economics
3 Credit Hours

Outline of institutional, theoretical, and econometric material that relates to government spending and taxing. Particular attention is given to the microeconomic functions of government, analysis of expenditure programs, tax analysis, and policy analysis.
Prerequisites: ECON 110, 120.