Below are the major courses required for the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
BUS 232 Accounting for Operations, Finance and Investing/3
Studies accounting as a means of communicating financial information about the activities of the business enterprise and in terms of management’s information requirements. Emphasis is placed on concepts and principles underlying the measurement of income and financial position and how this information may be used to evaluate the progress of a firm. Areas studied include the use of accounting in planning and controlling a firm’s activities. Topics include budgeting, inventory valuation, cost volume, profit analysis, standard costing, and financial statement analysis.
BUS 246 Fundamentals of Economics/3< /> Introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomic principles. Includes resource allocation, economy of the United States, the role of government, forms of competition, economics of business and production, supply and demand, price, banking and money, and international trade.
BUS 301 & 302 Business Simulation/3< /> The Business Simulation introduces the students to United States and international business practice and theory. It includes researching foreign business cultures and importing and exporting products. The simulation emphasizes participation in all business decisions related to running a simulated company. The simulation covers designing new products, developing marketing plans, and evaluating financial success. The simulated company will operate within a network of other student run “simulated companies.”
BUS 310 Business Communication/3
Written and oral communications in business are addressed. Specific topics include intra office communications, proposal and report preparation, formal oral presentation styles and techniques, interpersonal communication, intercultural communications, and communication between genders.
BUS 313 Personal Assessment/1
Use of various assessment instruments to evaluate and analyze one’s own personality, strengths, conflict style, learning style, and applying self evaluation for personal reflection and leadership application.
BUS 328 Spreadsheets/Database Application/3
Using computer hardware and software as business productivity tools is the focus of this course. Training includes a hands-on introduction to microcomputer applications vital in today’s business and industry. This course introduces the operating system as well as e-mail, Internet, word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software applications.
BUS 391 Statistical Methods and Business Applications/3,
Investigates problem analysis and evaluation techniques. Students are shown methods for defining, researching, analyzing, and evaluating a problem they would solve in their work or a vocational environment. Specific statistical information covered in the course includes identification and measurement of objectives, collecting data, working with significance levels, analyzing variances, and construction of questionnaires.
BUS 445 International Business and the Global Economy/3
Expands on international business topics introduced in previous courses and will integrate the functional areas of marketing, management, finance, and economics in the context of the international business environment. Interdisciplinary course that discusses diversity and intercultural issues in the workplace, the ethical role of global citizenship and sustainable communities, the impact of global political/legal and socio-economic factors on business decision-making, and operations.
BUS 456 Production Operations Management/3
Covers inventory control, plant layout, site location, scheduling, TQM, decision theory, network models, linear programming, and material requirements planning.
BUS 471 Marketing Management/3
Focuses on the functions and problems of the marketing process development of marketing objectives, planning and implementing marketing strategy, utilizing the elements of the marketing mix, feedback, and evaluation of results.
BUS 498 Senior Capstone Course/2
Integrates business functions through case studies and activities designed to develop strategic management, analysis, implementation, and evaluation skills. Includes the development of mission statements, analysis of internal and external business environments, formulation of strategic plans, and methods of implementation. Oral and written presentations and the completion of the student portfolio project are required.
BUS 510 Ethical Leadership in Dynamic Organizations/2
This course investigates current theories and research on leadership, including leading change in organizations. Emphasis is placed on development of leadership skills and qualities such as ethical leadership, vision, courage, communication and relationship building. Strategies for change including using crises, promoting vision, developing empowerment and building consensus will be discussed. The course includes completion of the Strengthsfinder© Personal Assessment to enable students to become effective organization leaders.
BUS 520 Management and Organizational Behaviors/3
A discussion of individual and group behavior in organizations, focusing on human problems of adjustment, communication and performance. Topics include staffing and motivation, interpersonal relations, conflict resolution, group and team behavior and the integrative role of management in organizations.
BUS 525 Legal and Ethical Business Environment/3
This course is a study of the topics in legal environments which impact professionals in organizational settings. An examination of the legal and ethical environment of the firm, including contracts, commercial law, consumer law, business regulation, labor/management relations, litigation and procedure and reasonable accommodation for employees.