Business Courses

We offer the following business and economics courses:

BUS 261. Principles of Accounting I. (Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Mathematics 104, 107 or 160.) An elementary course in the principles and application of financial accounting. 3 s.h.  [Sample syllabus]

BUS 262. Principles of Accounting II. (Prerequisite: Business 261 and Grade of C or better in Mathematics 104, 107 or 160.) An elementary course in managerial accounting. The emphasis is on providing information for management’s use in making production, marketing, and financial decisions. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 271. Personal Financial Management. (Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Mathematics 001 or mathematics placement above 001, and English 101) Introduction to the field of personal financial management and planning, focusing on the tools individuals and families employ to manage their cash, credit cards, investments, taxes, housing and automobile needs, insurance, and other financial activities. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 300. Ethics in the Workplace. This course focuses on ethical issues surrounding the workplace. Topics are introduced by way of case studies which students are invited to explore through a mix of inte rdisciplinary readings that inspire greater contextual understanding. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 301. Business Law. A course designed to give students an awareness of those aspects of the law needed in day-to-day dealings with business. Emphasis placed upon the law of contracts, negotiable instruments, wills, and current issues. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 302. Principles of Management. This course focuses on the primary functions of management, to include the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling of organizational resources for the purpose of achieving organizational goals. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 303. Principles of Marketing. Principles and methods involved in the promotion mix used to communicate with the consumer, middleman, and industrialist. Emphasis on psychological, cultural and sociological factors affecting consumer behavior. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 310. e-Business. This fundamental course focuses on identifying the basic terms, concepts and rules that characterize e-business activities using internet-centric technologies. The course highlights the impact of e-commerce on the internal organization and its stake holders. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 325. Entrepreneurship. Considers the contributions of the functional areas of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, and Marketing to the entrepreneurial firm. Examines various forms of small business ownership, to include purchasing a franchise or existing business and starting a new business. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 340. Organizational Behavior. This course examines the behavior of individuals and work groups within organizational settings. Primary emphasis is on the role of managers/leaders in their interactions with individual employees and the work group. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 350. Computer Applications of Business. (Prerequisite: Mathematics 104.) This course gives the student hands-on experience in using computer technology for business and accounting applications. Develops knowledge and skills to enhance decision-making, record keeping, and the overall quality of work life. The student will be able to analyze the business environment and enhance operational efficiency. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 360. Accounting Information Systems.* (Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Business 261 and 262, Mathematics 104.) This course provides an introduction to the concepts underlying information systems as they relate to managerial decision making and accounting. Students will apply concepts, techniques and procedures to the planning, analysis and design of computer-based information systems. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 363. Intermediate Accounting I.* (Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Business 261 and 262, Mathematics 104.) A study of financial accounting. The course covers detailed study of accounting principles. Main focus is on accounting theory and practice. Application as to determination of assets value and related problems of income measurement. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 364. Intermediate Accounting II.* (Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Business 261 and 262, Business 363, Mathematics 104.) A further study of financial accounting principles. Emphasis is placed on theory and concepts relating to the corporate capital structure. Additional topics covered are pension, lease and cash flow statement. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 367. Federal Income Tax Accounting.* (Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in Business 261 and 262, Mathematics 104.) An introduction to the theory and practice of federal income taxation for individuals and corporations. A practice set will be used to give the student practical application. Special emphasis will be given to individual tax planning. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 368. Cost Accounting.* (Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Business 261 and 262, Mathematics 104.) A basic consideration of cost principles and procedures as applied to manufacturing concerns. Emphasis will be placed on the analysis of information for managerial decision making within a manufacturing concern. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 371. Business Finance. (Prerequisites: Business 261 and 262 or Business 264, Mathematics 104.) An investigation into the nature of organization finance and its relation to the economy and other aspects of business management. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 380. Principles of Retailing. (Prerequisite: Business 303.) A study of the fundamentals of retailing, retail advertising, management, organization, and controls. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 401. Seminar in International Business. (Prerequisite: Senior Standing.) This course provides an understanding of the international business environment facing the multinational firm, focusing on the challenges and opportunities it presents. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 405. International Business Negotiation. (Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of the Oral Communication requirement.) An experiential learning course that emphasizes cultural variances in international business negotiations. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 444. Business Strategy. (Prerequisites: Senior standing and Business 302, 303, and Economics 201.) This course synthesizes students’ knowledge of the functional areas of business by focusing on the formulation and execution of business strategies so as to achieve sustained competitiveness of a company. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 455. Research Methods. (Prerequisites: Business 302, Business 303 and Mathematics 140.) A study of the scientific process and research methods and procedures used in decision-making. Emphasis is on the collection and interpretation of data and the relationship of research to the policies and functions of the firm. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 465. Advanced Accounting.* (Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Business 261 and 262, Business 363 and 364, Mathematics 104.) A study of theories applicable to specific business situations such as consolidated statements, governmental accounting, business combinations and liquidations. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 466. Auditing.* (Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in Business 261 and 262, Business 363, Mathematics 104.) Fundamental principles and practices of internal and external a uditing. Includes an in-depth discussion of internal control and audit procedures. 3 s.h [Sample syllabus]

BUS 470I. Internship in Business. (Prerequisite: All major requirements completed, senior status and minimum of 2.5 GPA in Business Major requirements.) Individual work under faculty supervision with evaluation based upon appropriate evidence of achievement. Mandatory Pass/Fail. 4 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

BUS 471. Human Resource Management. (Prerequisite: Business 302.) An overview of the primary activities and functions performed by the Human Resource Department of an organization, to include the forecasting of human resource needs, the selection, training, evaluation, and compensation of employees, and labor relations. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

ECON 201. Principles of Economics I, Macroeconomics. (Prerequisite: Mathematics 104 or 107.) A study of the theory of income, employment and price determination, along with a brief examination of international economics. Emphasis is placed on the national economy and policies that affect it. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

ECON 202. Principles of Economics II, Microeconomics. (Prerequisites: Mathematics 107 and Economics 201.) An examination of the ways in which a market economy allocates scarce resources to the production of goods and services and an analysis of alternate market structures. The determinants of prices, wages and production are discussed. 3 s.h. [Sample syllabus]

* Note: Upper-level accounting courses will be offered through the Evening College. Students concentrating in Accounting must officially co-enroll for all Evening College courses taken. Co-enrollment restrictions and waiting periods will be automatically waived.