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Course Descriptions for BBA

Course Descriptions for HRM

 

Course Descriptions for BBA

MODULE 1

3301 Professional Business Writing

Review of organizational communication models. Message design for information, persuasion, motivation, attention, clarity, conciseness, accuracy, sincerity, and vividness. Focus on understanding differences in perception and emotional reaction. Integration of specific topics. Involves rigorous writing.

3310 Legal Environment of Business

Overview of structure and evolution of business law. Legal principles affecting social forces in government, business, and society. Survey of legal patterns in general business operations.

3121 Perspectives of Management and Organization

The functions of management and the applications of management principles in organizations. Emphases on planning, organization, implementation and control. Study of strategic planning, portfolio strategy, group dynamics, motivation, leadership, ethics, and management practice.

3321 Survey of Management

An analysis of management concepts covered in BBA 3120, Management and Organization, through appropriate discussion questions, case studies, concept comprehension reviews and video review reports.

 

MODULE 2

3330 Survey of Accounting

Overview of the structure of accounting. Beginning principles, theory, and practice for general business. Basic preparation and interpretation of financial data for executives.

3340 Survey of Economics

A general review of economic concepts and systems. Emphasis on how economic forces impact the executive and modern day decision making.

3151 Perspectives of Marketing

A general review of marketing processes for the executive. Emphasis on how knowledge of marketing research, consumer behavior and product concepts can help business managers develop target markets.

3351 Survey of Marketing

Emphasis on practical aspects of forecasting, market survey and target market analysis. An analysis of marketing concepts covered in BBA 3150, Survey of Marketing, through appropriate discussion questions, case studies, concept comprehension reviews and video review reports.

 

MODULE 3

3360 Financial Management

A survey of financial management including financial markets, intermediaries, financial statements, budgeting, valuation, cost of capital and capital structure. Focus on their application in the general business environment.

3370 Christian Values & Ethics in Business

An analytical review of corporate ethics addressed from the Biblical standpoint. Focus on code of ethics, integration of "integrity" into corporate cultures, top management commitment to ethics and civic involvement.

3181 Perspectives of Personnel/Human Resource Management

Focus on human resource planning, job analysis, recruiting sources, selection devices, employee training, career development, performance appraisals and compensation administration for managers.

3381 Survey of Human Resource Management

Managerial emphasis on manpower planning and performance appraisal process. An analysis of human resource management concepts covered in BBA 3180, Personnel/Human Resource Management, through appropriate discussion questions, case studies, concept comprehension reviews and video review reports.

 

MODULE 4

4300 Quantitative Business Analysis

Broad overview of quantitative tools and techniques used in managerial decision making. Emphasis on optimum use of decision tools and their applications in the general business environment.

4310 Information Systems for Management

An overview of business information systems with focus on managerial decision making. Emphasis on managerial familiarity of modern information systems, terms and applications.

4131 Perspectives of Human Relations in Organizations

The study of organizational development, structure and design along with group dynamics as related to development of executive leadership. Emphasis on problem solving, motivation, productivity, incentive systems, and stress management.

4332 Survey of Organizational Behavior

Review of the concepts learned in BBA 4130 Human Relationships in Organizations in relation to current issues facing the executive including the dynamics of change, corporate culture and environment. Focus on leadership skill building through appropriate discussion questions, case studies, concept comprehension reviews and video review reports.

 

MODULE 5

4330 The Executive and the Family

Overview of Biblical concepts to broaden learning horizons that would be beneficial to strengthening family ties and relationships that contribute to professional development in today's complex business environment. Emphasis on Christian value systems in organizations.

4340 Managerial Accounting

A survey of the collection, international business. Review of policies and forces that impact the role of the management executive in the global economy. Focus on multinational cultures.

4151 Perspectives of International Culture & Business

A survey of trends in international business. Review of policies and forces that impact the role of the management executive in the global economy. Focus on multinational cultures.

4351 Survey of International Business

A review and analysis of international business issues covered in BBA 4150, International Culture & Business, through appropriate discussion questions, case studies, concept comprehension and reviews and video review reports.

 

MODULE 6

4390 Readings in Management

Variable content in the management. Survey and analysis of a multitude of leading articles in general business management. Emphasis on the development of the reading comprehension, critical thinking, and analytical quantitative skills necessary to successful management.

4370 Small Business Management

A survey of the key functional areas of a small business. Focus on the entrepreneur's role and impact in the modern economy.

4181 Perspectives of Business Policy & Strategy

The formulation and application of policies and programs pertaining to the business enterprise. Focus on multiple functional areas within business.

4381 Survey of Management Policy

A broad analysis of various strategic management concepts covered in BBA 4180, Business Policy and Strategy, through appropriate discussion questions, case studies, concept comprehension reviews and video review reports.

 

Course Descriptions for HRM

MODULE 1

HRM 4300 Group and Organizational Behavior

A survey of employee behavior and how various factors affected organizational effectiveness. Students develop an understanding of organizational structure, corporate culture and how motivation and proper leadership result in a successful organization. This module lasts five weeks.

 

MODULE 2

HRM 4311 Supervision and Management

This course is intended to survey the concepts of supervision and provide a perspective on the supervisory process as it pertains to management. Leadership, delegation, motivation, and conflict resolution are discussion components of this course. Learning is facilitated by discussion and interaction of practical situations relevant to supervision methods and techniques. This module lasts four weeks.

 

MODULE 3

HRM 3300 Research Methods in Management

This module concerns the teaching of basic research methods the student will use in the preparation of the Research Project (Module 11). It includes the methodological approaches to research, the methods of data collection, and evaluation techniques. Examples of research are presented and the student will complete the first steps of the Research Project, including the topic proposal. This module lasts three weeks.

 

MODULE 4

HRM 3310 Statistical Methods and Research

Problem analysis and evaluation techniques are presented. Students are shown methods for defining, researching, analyzing and evaluating a problem or opportunity. This module lasts five weeks.

 

MODULE 5

HRM 4310 Management Information Systems

An overview of business information systems with focus on managerial decision making. Emphasis on managerial familiarity with modern information systems, terms and applications. This module last six weeks.

 

MODULE 6

HRM 3320 Effective Interpersonal Relations

This module investigates communication and relationships in creating a productive work environment. Effectiveness in creating personal and social relationships is covered through readings and exercises. Topics pertain to nonverbal communication, constructive feedback, dealing with anger, and resolving conflict. Students develop a model for effective relationships. This module lasts five weeks.

 

MODULE 7

HRM 3331 Biblical Perspectives

This module reflects the commitment as a Christian, liberal arts university to nurturing an appreciation for the rich resources of the Scriptures for creative, personal faith and human life in the understanding of the literature and history of the Bible and to integrate faith, learning and living. This module lasts five weeks.

 

MODULE 8

HRM 4330 Human Resource Management

Students explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through a survey of policies and practices regarding recruitment, selection, and compensation of employees. There is an overview of employment legislation through a series of case studies and simulations. This module lasts six weeks.

 

MODULE 9

HRM 4381 Management and the Family

This is an overview of family values from a Christian perspective to broaden learning horizons that would be beneficial to strengthening family structure, ties and relationships that contribute to professional development in today's complex business environment. This module lasts five weeks.

 

MODULE 10

HRM 4341 Business Ethics & Values

In this module the student formulates a philosophy of life, providing the base for such concerns as ethics in business, accountability in government, respect for human rights and a responsible lifestyle in a contemporary world. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, an understanding of the workplace, and classroom discussion. This module lasts five weeks.

 

MODULE 11

HRM 4199, 4399, 4299 Research Project

The Research Project examines a problem or opportunity in the student's work or community environment. Each student combines his/her research and practical implementation of theories and concepts in order to develop a Project. The Project is then written and presented to the class instructor.

 

FULLY ONLINE COURSES - Semester 1

HRM 3341 Survey of Management

This course provides a general understanding of the variable content within the management area. It places emphasis on the core concepts and applications that make up the fundamentals of management. The development of diagnostic and analytical skills is highlighted. Critical and abstract thinking, which is necessary for successful management, is examined.

HRM 3141 Perspectives of Management

Overview and case studies designed to promote understanding of core concepts and applications that make up the fundamentals of management.

 

FULLY ONLINE COURSES - Semester 2

HRM 4383 Survey of International Management

This course surveys trends in international business from a managerial perspective. There is also an overview of the global economy and a focus on multinational cultures.

HRM 4183 Perspectives of International Management

Overview and case studies designed to promote understanding of trends in international business from a managerial perspective, the global economy, and multinational cultures.

 

FULLY ONLINE COURSES - Semester 3

HRM 4391 Survey of Training and Development of Human Resources

This course gives a general understanding of the nature of the training and development function within organizations. It includes training needs analyses, training philosophies, program development, implementation, and evaluation.

HRM 4191 Perspectives of Training and Development of Human Resources

Overview and case studies designed to promote understanding of the nature of the training and development function within organizations, including training needs analyses, training philosophies, program development, implementation, and evaluation.

 

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