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BUS 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
Macroeconomics deals with the problem of how society allocates its scarce resources. Topics such as national income determination, inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and the monetary system are examined.

BUS 203 Principles of Microeconomics
Microeconomics deals with the theory of the firm, price determination, and resource allocation.

BUS 205 Financial Accounting
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: MTH 093 Essential Topics for Algebra (or Intermediate Algebra or above).

BUS 207 Managerial Accounting
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.

BUS 230 Management Principles
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.

BUS 233 Marketing Principles
A survey of the major marketing functions: sales, advertising, transportation, pricing, channels of distribution, promotion, customer service, consumer and industrial buying behavior. An in-depth analysis of the middleman functions of wholesaling and retailing are provided. An analysis and review of free enterprise marketing theory.

BUS 241 Business Law
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.

BUS 310 Organizational Behavior
The study and application of knowledge about how people act within organizations. An examination of psychological and sociological principles that affect organizational behavior. Topics in motivation, leadership, organizational structure, communication, group dynamics, and organizational development will be emphasized. Prerequisite: BUS 230.

BUS 325 International Business
Topics include importing, exporting, tariffs, the balance of payments, foreign exchange, and the phenomenon of globalization.

BUS 343 Managerial Finance
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.

BUS 362 Small Business and Entrepreneurship
A comprehensive course in the management of small businesses with special emphasis on marketing, finance, and management. Small retailing, wholesaling, manufacturing, and service businesses are studied with special concern to the development of a business plan to fit the needs of the very small business entrepreneur. Prerequisite: BUS 205; BUS 230; BUS 233

BUS 387 Production/Operations Management
A review of operations management in general, with specific emphasis on production in manufacturing environments. Special emphasis is given to material management, inventory control, quality control, production scheduling, plant layout, and the effective utilization of labor to achieve profitable and efficient operations. Prerequisite: BBA 308 or equivalent.

BUS 410 Management Information Systems*
This course covers the use and management of information technologies to enhance business processes, improve business decision making, and gain competitive advantage. Additional emphasis is on the essential role of technologies providing a platform for business, commerce, and collaboration processes among all business stakeholders in today’s network enterprises and global markets. Prerequisite: CIS 100 or equivalent.

BUS 470 Strategic Management
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.

BBA 308 Data Development & Analysis
This course focuses on the analysis and interpretation of statistical data for the business manager. Topics include an examination of the role of statistics in research, statistical terminology, appropriate use of statistical techniques, and the interpretation of statistical findings in business and business research. Quantitative concepts and basic techniques in research are stressed. Prerequisite: MTH 093.

ORG 311 Professional Communication Techniques
This course examines the critical role of communications within contemporary business organizations, with particular emphasis on written communications. Basic principles of effective writing, oral communication, presentations, communication in a team, and communication across cultures are examined and applied. Strategies for communicating clearly, concisely, and effectively in order to meet business objectives are stressed.

ORG 312 Management and Business Ethics
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.

*A prerequisite is required before starting this course, but not prior to beginning the BBA program. Students must have taken Composition I and Composition II (with a grade of C- or better) and INT 199 prior to enrolling in any major coursework.

Curriculum is subject to change.