Required Courses for the Business Administration Major
- BSA 100
Business Components Assessment0 credits
This assessment, taken during the student’s first term/semester, measures students’ knowledge of business common professional components upon entering their program. Graduation requirement.
- ACT 210
Financial Accounting3 credits
Acquaints students with the language of communicating financial information of a business enterprise to owners and stakeholders. Material to be covered includes the components of financial statements and the development thereof, accounting principles of service and merchandising concerns, and inventory and depreciation methods. Prerequisite: BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).
- ACT 220
Managerial Accounting3 credits
Focuses on developing and utilizing accounting information for planning, control, and managerial decision making. Cost classifications, job costing, process costing, activity-based costing, cost-volume profit analysis, budgeting, variable costing, relevant cost, and the contribution approach to decision making will be covered. Prerequisite: ACT 210
- ECN 210
Principles of Macro Economics3 credits
Macroeconomics is concerned with keeping economic fluctuations within reasonable bounds. Topics include the measurement of the national income, inflation, unemployment, economic growth and monetary and fiscal policies and international outcomes. Prerequisite: BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).
- ECN 220
Principles of Micro Economics3 credits
Microeconomics, or the theory of the firm, explains price determination and resource allocation. Topics include the supply/demand model, elasticity, the theory of consumer behavior, the theory of production and cost of production, and an examination of various market structures. Prerequisite: BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).
- MKT 210
Marketing Principles3 credits
Presents principles, methods and problems within the marketing discipline focusing on product development, distribution channels, promotion techniques and pricing strategies. Topics include market segmentation, buying motivation, branding, customer service, marketing research, and international marketing considerations. Prerequisite: BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).
- MGT 210
Management Principles3 credits
A review of the classical management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Provides a systematic analysis of management’s responsibilities in profit and non-profit organizations. The student gains a thorough understanding of what it means to be a manager and the functions and duties of managers within the managerial hierarchy. Prerequisite: BSA 100 (may be taken concurrently).
- BSA 210
Business Law3 credits
An introductory course in the study of business law. Topics include the nature of law, the types and function of dispute resolutions, contracts, agency, torts, and business organizations.
- BSA 310
International Business3 credits
Topics include importing, exporting, tariffs, the balance of payments, foreign exchange, and the phenomenon of globalization. Prerequisites: ENC 210
- FIN 310
Managerial Finance3 credits
A study of finance as a managerial tool; particular emphasis will be given to the time value of money, stock and bond pricing, working capital management and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: ACT 210
- MGT 320
Organizational Behavior3 credits
This course will focus on the theory and application of individual, group, and organizational processes which shape the dynamics of an organization. Topics in attitudes, job satisfaction, individual differences, perceptions, individual decision making, motivation, group and team dynamics, leadership, organizational culture, organizational change, stress management, and human resource management will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MGT 210
- MGT 330
Management and Business Ethics3 credits
A study of the process and criteria for forming and testing values and relating them to ethical obligations. Personal values are examined in relation to organizational values. Ethical systems are studied and applied to organizational and public policy issues.
- MGT 350
Production/Operations Management3 credits
A review of production, operations and supply chain management, that focuses on manufacturing environments. Special emphasis is given to quality management, inventory control, logistics, process design, forecasting, and lean production techniques used to achieve profitable and efficient operations. Prerequisite: MGT 210
- MGT 360
This course will examine the definition and characteristics of entrepreneurship and how it manifests itself in small businesses, within existing corporate structures and social movements. In addition, the course will examine the key characteristics of entrepreneurship: including, recognizing, and creating opportunities, strategies and markets.
- BSA 410
Quantitative Analysis in Business3 credits
Techniques and applications of statistical models applied to business. Focus will include, but not limited to, probability theory, time series, regression, and forecasting. Prerequisites: MTH 115
- BSA 430
Practicum in Business3 credits
A supervised experiential-learning course that requires the student to apply the theoretical knowledge obtained in their coursework to an actual work environment. This course will require the student to think critically about the application of business theories to the workplace. The student will be required to identify the specific business theories being utilized in their work setting and analyze their application, including their appropriateness and effectiveness. This course will include a comprehensive paper and presentation. This experiential-learning course will be cooperatively administered by an employersupervisor and a member of the faculty. Prerequisite: Junior or senior status.
- MGT 460
Strategic Management3 credits
This is the business administration core curriculum capstone course that primarily uses a computer-based business simulation model that requires group and individual performance. This performance will require the student to draw upon all previous coursework in the application of critical thinking skills. Each will demonstrate their business decision making as they formulate and implement strategies, plans, and policies for the improvement of organizational performance. Presentation and written skills will be required in all work performed. Prerequisite: Senior status.
Courses Required in Other Disciplines
- ENG 201
Business Writing3 credits
The theory behind the practice of various forms of business writing—letters, memos, proposals and reports. Emphasis on formulating communication objectives, analyzing the audience, structuring the message, and adopting an appropriate style. Individualized projects allow students to adapt the course to their own needs. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or equivalent.
- MTH 105
College Algebra4 credits
Topics covered: sets, number systems, polynomials,equations and graphing, inequalities, relations and functions, systems of equations, exponential and logarithmic equations, rational zeros of polynomials,matrices and determinants, sequences and series. Students in this course who choose a major in the department must earn grades of B- or better in this course to progress to MTH 150. Prerequisites: Grade of C- or better in MTH 095, or competency in arithmetic and algebra.
- MTH 115
Introduction to Statistics3 credits
Topics covered: descriptive statistics, probability, binomial, chi-squared and normal probability distributions, tests of hypotheses, linear correlation and regression, and analysis of variance. Prerequisites: Grades of C- or better in MTH 095 or competency in arithmetic and algebra.
Concentrations for Business Administration major include Accounting, Finance, Management and Social Entrepreneurship.