Course Descriptions


ACCT281 Financial Accounting Emphasizes basic concepts and their application in transaction analysis and financial statement preparation, and analysis of financial statements. Course procedures will include group interaction, written assignments, and written examinations. Credit 3 hours.  

ACCT283 Managerial Accounting The study of accounting in terms of management’s information requirements. Emphasizes the use of accounting information to assist management in planning, analyzing and implementing business decisions and activities. Course procedures include group interaction, written assignments, completion of cases and written examinations. Prerequisite: ACCT 281. Credit 3 hours.  

ACCT330 Accounting/Financial Information Systems A study of the concepts of information systems, their design and operation and the relationship of these concepts to the economic information requirements, information flows, decision criteria and control mechanisms in the business organization. Course procedures include group interaction, written assignments, completion of cases and papers and written examinations. Prerequisite: ACCT 283. Credit 3 hours.  

ACCT331 Not-for-Profit Accounting An expansion of accounting concepts and practices relating specifically to not-for-profit and governmental entities. Course procedures include group interaction, written assignments, completion of papers and cases and written examinations. Prerequisite: ACCT 283. Credit 1 hour.  

ACCT383 Federal Income Taxation of Individuals An introductory federal income taxation course specifically focused on individual taxation. Focus will be on the fundamental concepts, the mastery of which provides a permanent frame of reference for future study of advanced tax topics. The course will stress that an understanding of taxation is not only relevant but critical to the student’s success in the business world. Prerequisite: ACCT283. Credit 3 hours.  

ACCT385 Federal Income Taxation of Businesses Emphasis will be on discussing and recognizing the major tax issues inherent in business and financial transactions. Focus will be on the fundamental concepts, the mastery of which provides a permanent frame of reference for future study of advanced tax topics. The course will stress that an understanding of taxation is not only relevant but critical to the student’s success in the business world. Prerequisite: ACCT 283. Credit 3 hours.  

ACCT386 Cost Accounting The use of accounting information to assist management in planning, analyzing and operational control in contemporary business contexts. Course procedures include group interaction, written assignments, completion of papers and cases and written examinations. Prerequisite: ACCT 283. Credit 3 hours.  

ACCT391 Intermediate Accounting 1 A thorough study of conceptual and technical aspects of financial accounting and reporting. Emphasizes recognition and measurement problems of income determination and balance sheet presentation. Course procedures include group interaction, written assignments, completion of papers and cases and written examinations. Prerequisite: ACCT 283. Credit 3 hours.  

ACCT392 Intermediate Accounting 2 A continuation of 391. Course procedures include group interaction, written assignments, completion of papers and cases and written examinations. Prerequisite: ACCT 391. Credit 3 hours.  

ACCT445 Auditing A study of the auditor’s attest function, including auditing standards and procedures, independence, legal responsibilities, codes of ethical conduct and evaluation of accounting systems and internal control. Course procedures include group interaction, written assignments, completion of cases and papers and written examinations. Prerequisite: ACCT 283. Credit 3 hours.  

ACCT446 Advanced Accounting An expansion of accounting concepts and practices relating to consolidation of statements and partnerships. Course procedures include group interaction, written assignments, completion of cases and papers and written examinations. Prerequisite: ACCT392. Credit 3 hours.  


BUS 115 Business Basics This class is an exploration of college life and a true transition course that gives opportunities to learn life-long skills for college and for life. The student will explore career options based on proven personality and career surveys, learn time management, study and test-taking skills, Microsoft Office basics, and investigate real world scenarios such as taxes, loans, house hunting, car buying, relationships, marriage, and spiritual identity. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 120 Ethics, Society and Business This course is designed to assess how business affects our individual and social lives, and ask what role business and its values play in our society as a whole. Students will examine issues and conflicts that typically arise in business and have moral aspects to them, such as the way employers treat their employees; relations between employees and their employers; and the ways businesses treat their competitors, their customers, their society, and even their environment. Students will develop an understanding of various moral theories including the utilitarianism of Mill, the Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, the deontological ethics of Kant, and Rawl’s Theory of Justice. Students will develop critical thinking and ethical reasoning skills as they analyze, evaluate and discuss current ethical issues in society and business. Students will enhance their writing skills as they articulate a specific position on a specific ethical issue. Credit 3 hours.  

BUS 130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship This course is designed to create an experiential learning environment to present the concept of organizing, managing, and assuming the risk of a business or enterprise. In a practical learning environment, special attention will be given to creating entrepreneurial ideas using a business project logic model. Special emphasis will be given to entrepreneurial action designed to transform lives and create a more sustainable world. The course includes the development and delivery of an entrepreneurial presentation based on the project logic model. The coursework requires extensive Main Campus Undergraduate Course Descriptions 125 exploration into entrepreneurial careers and the development of fundamental skills that enhance the opportunity to find an entrepreneurial career. The coursework requires working in teams, case studies, oral presentations, and group interaction. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 215 Sales: The Influence Management Process This course is designed to examine sales as the indispensable element in the marketing mix which creates a proactive response with customers. The problem-solving approach which increases productivity and organizational effectiveness will be discussed in detail. Course procedures include oral and written communications, group interaction in class, and major presentations. Credit 3 hours.  

BUS 220 Introduction to Sport Management This course is designed to provide an overview of the structure of the sports industry and to highlight the scope and variety of career opportunities in the area. The value of professional management to sports organization will also be emphasized. Attention will be given to the issues facing sport organizations and to the use of management techniques to solve business-related problems. The development of effective communication skills, both written and oral, will be emphasized through class presentations and written assignments. Cross-listed with Physical Education and Sport Studies. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 230 Personal Financial Planning This course explores personal financial planning topics pertinent to the success of managing one’s personal finances. The aim of this course is to provide an introductory knowledge of budgeting, taxes, consumer assets, consumer credit, insurance, investment options, and retirement/estate planning. This course will be taught primarily via lecture and through experiential learning opportunities. Students will be assigned weekly readings and personal assignments. Students are expected to participate in group discussions regarding financial planning topics and personal experience. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 318 Quantitative Methods for Business An introduction to the quantitative reasoning required in business and economics. The course includes the study of basic algebraic functions, differential calculus, descriptive measures, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing with emphasis on applied problems in business and economics. Additional topics may include linear programming techniques, linear and multiple regression analyses and the introduction of structural modeling techniques in the solution of business problems. The coursework requires extensive research, case studies, oral and written presentations and group interaction. Prerequisites: MATH 110 and 215. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 320 SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) Students will meet weekly in a common class to generate and define free enterprise educational outreach projects. Students will work outside of class to develop and implement these projects within the community. Projects must fall into one of four categories: Business and Professional Ethics, Personal Financial Success Skills, Entrepreneurship, Free Market Economics Principles. Through these project activities students will learn and apply the fundamental principles of the free enterprise system in a service learning environment. Students will have the opportunity to travel and present the effectiveness of their projects in competition against other colleges and universities. Credit 1 hour. May be repeated for credit. (Chapter in inactive status)   

BUS 321 Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) A national organization of business students that will meet weekly in a common class to develop programs and projects that will enhance the business student's experience. Students prepare for competition in state and national conferences with other schools to expand their knowledge in areas that will help develop skills needed in business careers once they leave college. Additionally, throughout the school year students will select community projects to become actively involved in. Credit 1 hour. May be repeated for credit. Main Campus Undergraduate Course Descriptions 126   

BUS 322 Management Course is designed to establish a foundation of sound management skills for future business leaders. Managing communication, people, quality, and economic change will highlight this human resource development process. Course procedures include oral and written communication, group interaction, and major presentations. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 325 Marketing Product concepts, from idea to delivery to the ultimate consumer, will be examined. Also included will be pricing, promotion, distribution, and planning for the marketing effort. Emphasis on being an informed consumer included. Course procedures include oral and written communications, group interaction in class, and group project. Credit 3 hours. 

BUS 326 Investments The course covers the principles of securities analysis and valuation from the perspectives of the individual and institutional investor. Emphasis is placed on portfolio theory and modern philosophies of portfolio analysis and selection. Topics include stocks, bonds, mutual funds, derivatives, international trading, and the organization and functions of the securities markets and the SEC. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 327 Consumer Behavior A study of the buyer’s information acquisition, evaluation, purchasing and post-purchasing evaluation process. Emphasis is placed upon social psychological theories and their implications on the understanding and prediction of consumers’ behavior. The student will apply behavioral science concepts to the problems of planning, pricing and promotion decision. Prerequisites: BUS 318 and 325. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 328 Organizational Behavior Individual and work group behavior in organizations. Exercises in the dynamics of power, developing leadership, facilitating quality and change, and interpersonal communication skills will be emphasized. Course procedures include oral and written communications, group interaction in class, and a major presentation. Cross-listed with Psychology. Credit 3 hours.  

BUS 329 Money and Banking The course topics include the study of contemporary money and banking concepts including the role of money in the domestic and world economies, government regulation of the money supply, banking systems and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank. The course may include guest speakers, case studies, extensive research and development of oral and written presentations and group interaction. Prerequisite: ECON 102. Credit 3 hours.  

BUS 330 Real Estate This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of real estate including property rights, ownership, financing, brokerage, investing and home buying and selling. The course also includes a survey of the various kinds of deeds and conveyances, mortgages, liens, rentals, appraisals and other types of real estate transactions. The course will include guest speakers, extensive research requirements, oral and written presentations and group interaction. Credit 3 hours.  

BUS 331 Risk Management The course covers the concepts of risk and risk management, what insurance is and how it is distributed to the public, essential insurance terms and concepts, various insurance products, the importance of risk management and insurance to business and society. The course will include guest speakers, a survey of career opportunities in risk management, case studies, oral and written presentations and group interaction. Credit 3 hours.  

BUS 344 Sport Marketing Course is designed to develop an understanding and appreciation of the unique aspects of marketing as related to sport. Cross-listed with Physical Education and Sport Studies. Credit 3 hours. Main Campus Undergraduate Course Descriptions 127  

BUS 350 Business Law This course is a study of legal concepts applicable to business, including forms of business organization, legal aspects of organizing and operating a business, the Uniform Commercial Code, contracts, commercial paper, secured transactions, antitrust law, consumer protection, torts, criminal business law, social and political influences, management rights, powers, and responsibilities, and a brief overview of the structure of the judicial system. Prerequisite: BUS 322. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 390 Operations Management The use of quantitative methods in the decision-making process. Topics include regression analysis, forecasting, linear programming, quality control and continuous improvement, and scheduling. Course procedures include quantitative methods. Prerequisites: MATH 110 and 215, or consent of instructor. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 395 Corporate Finance An introduction to the long-term and short-term investing and financing decisions required in the financial management of a business. Course procedures include quantitative methods, oral and written communications, group interaction in class, and a major presentation. Prerequisite: ACCT 281 or consent of instructor. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 410 Management Information Systems Evaluation of different types of software and their application in organizations. Emphasis on practical skills, spreadsheet modeling, and database design. Techniques for developing systems responsive to managerial needs will be emphasized. Designed for business majors. Credit 3 hours.  

BUS 425 International Business An overview of business practices worldwide. Focus on how U.S. managers can effectively manage a business enterprise outside the U.S. Course procedures include oral and written communications, group project, and major presentation. Prerequisite: BUS 322. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 432 Marketing Strategy The emphasis in this course is on strategic marketing analysis and planning and integration of marketing concepts into a strategic planning framework. Concepts and methods for the strategic analysis of product-market definition, segmentation, product positioning and new product planning are examples of individual subjects that are covered. The students will apply concepts to realistic marketing problems through marketing simulations and/or case studies that capture the dynamics of the marketing environment. Students will learn how to identify markets, assess company strengths and weaknesses, target market segments, analyze competition and develop specific functional strategies in such areas as product development, pricing, distribution and promotion. Prerequisites: BUS 322 and 325. Credit 3 hours.   

BUS 435 Management Decision Making This course teaches practical decision-making methodologies, aids students in identifying common pitfalls in everyday thought processes, and examines both successful and unsuccessful business leaders and the decisions that helped to determine the fate of their business endeavors. The course is taught primarily through lecture and discussion, utilizing some group work for various assignments. Credit 3 hours.  

BUS 437 Professional and Business Ethics An approach to the ethical challenges of a modern business society. The course will utilize the expertise of professionals working in the various areas of business as well as the moral reasoning of ethicists. Course procedures include oral and written communications, group interaction in class, group project, and a major presentation. Cross-listed with Philosophy. Credit 3 hours.  

BUS 459 Practicum in Business Students will gain foundational experience necessary for working in a professional office setting. Assignments are on campus and the emphasis will vary to include sales, book keeping, and events management. Site supervision will be provided by the college officer charged with oversight of office operations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Credit 3 to 5 hours.


ECON101 Principles of Microeconomics A theory- and issues-oriented approach to the study of economics. Basic economic principles and tools introduced and developed through study of important social issues including inflation, unemployment, poverty, discrimination, crime, environmental quality and other contemporary topics. Develops the economist’s approach to social problems and evaluates the contribution of economics to their solution. Course procedures include quantitative methods, oral and written communications, and group interaction in class. Credit 3 hours.

ECON102 Principles of Macroeconomics A theory- and issues-oriented approach to economics. Systematically develops the elementary principles of the determination of income, employment, output, economic growth, government spending, taxation, and international trade. Course procedures include quantitative methods, oral and written communications, and group interaction in class. Credit 3 hours.  

ECON317 Economic History and Economic/Business Systems Focuses on economic history and on the institutions and practices—largely business—affecting the output and distribution of goods and services (including social services) and affecting where and how people live and work and related values, while taking into account historical, philosophical, legal, and administrative perspectives. Course procedures include oral and written communications and group interaction in class. Credit 3 hours.  

ECON334 Environmental Economics The course emphasizes balancing our concerns for the economy and individual rights with the ecosystem and community values. Issues such as: sustainable economic growth and technology, values that drive the ecological debate, perspectives on work, leisure and philosophy of life will be addressed. The conflict between the desire for personal freedom and the need for community/global responsibilities will be rationalized by the examination of a comprehensive economic model. Credit 3 hours.  

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