Courses – Traditional Business

Courses in Accounting and Finance (ACF)

  • 2310 Personal & Consumer Finance (EC 2310)
    Managing personal finances: inflation and recession, tax problems, insurance, annuities, credit, budgeting, financial planning, home ownership, bank accounts, investments, and social insurance programs. (Must be eligible to take MH 1338 or higher; BA 2305 recommended for those taking this course and majoring in a business field.)
  • 3302 Managerial Accounting
    The collection, interpretation, and use of accounting data in management decisions and business activities. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BA 2302.
  • 3310 Intermediate Accounting I
    Advanced principles of accounting systems and the analysis of financial data. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BA 2302.
  • 3311 Intermediate Accounting II
    A continuation of ACF 3310. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ACF 3310.
  • 3315 Federal Taxation I
    Study of Federal income tax laws governing individuals, sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations and fiduciaries. Preparation of tax returns. Provides an introduction to basic tax research. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BA 2302.
  • 3316 Federal Taxation II
    Specialized tax determinations of individuals, corporations, estates and trusts. Additional emphasis on tax research and compliance. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ACF 3315.
  • 3340 Microcomputer Accounting (BIS 3340)
    An introduction to automated accounting systems requiring the application of skills attained in Principles of Accounting I and II. Specific emphasis on accounts receivable and payable, general ledger and inventory control. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in BA 2302 and CA 1302.
  • 3360 Cost Accounting
    Accounting principles and methods applied to job order cost, process cost, and standard cost systems. An emphasis on cost and control. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BA 2302.
  • 4300 Investments
    Theory, concepts and principles of investment decisions. Portfolio construction and management; investment media; fundamental and technical analysis; tools of investment analysis. Prerequisite: MH 1338 or higher; BA 2305.
  • 4310 Managerial Finance (EC 4310)
    A study of financial management including financial markets and intermediaries, corporate taxation, financial statements, budgeting and forecasting techniques, discounting methods and capital budgeting, valuation, cost of capital structure, and capital asset pricing. Prerequisites: BA 2301, BA 2302, BA 2303, BA 2305, BA 3340 and MH 1338 or higher.
  • 4320 Accounting Information Systems (BIS 4320)
    The study of the elements of systems analysis with emphasis on structure design, information system life cycle phases, feasibility analysis, input/output design and file design. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in CA 1302 and BA 2302.
  • 4325 Managerial Economics (EC 4325)
    Decision theory and criteria for decision making concerning output, pricing, capital budgeting, scale of operation, investment, and inventory control. Attention is also given to concepts of profits, production and cost functions. This course also emphasizes the quantitative and qualitative application of economic principles to business analysis. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in BA 2303, BA 2304 and MH 1338 or higher.
  • 4330 Financial Markets and Institutions
    The student will acquire a working knowledge of major financial markets and institutions, e.g., banks, brokerage houses, mutual funds, commodities, exchanges, exchange traded funds (ETF’s), and international monetary exchanges. Prerequisite: MH 1338 or higher.
  • 4341 Advanced Accounting
    Advanced accounting theories and methods. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ACF 3311.
  • 4350 Government/Not for Profit Accounting
    Principles of accounting practices and financial reporting for non-profit entities and governmental units. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ACF 3311.
  • 4380 Auditing
    Principles and procedures in auditing. Professional standards and ethics. Audit report preparation. Practice cases. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ACF 3311.

Courses in Business Administration (BA)

  • 1301 Business Principles and Concepts
    An introduction to the basic principles of American business and the free enterprise system.
  • 1341 Business Calculus
    A course designed specifically for the business major including basic techniques of differential and integral calculus with applications in business. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MH 1340 or appropriate score on ACT math subsection, SAT math section or placement test.
  • 2301 Principles of Accounting I
    The structure of accounting. Beginning principles, theory, and practice for service and trading enterprises. Prerequisite: BA 2305
  • 2302 Principles of Accounting II
    A continuation of Accounting I. A special emphasis on applications to corporations. Requires the preparation and interpretation of financial data. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BA 2301.
  • 2303 Macroeconomics
    Study of macroeconomics, economic growth and development, economic systems, unemployment and inflation, circular flow, fiscal instruments, money and banks, monetarism, demand and supply, protectionism, and international economic order. (Must be eligible to take MH 1338 or higher).
  • 2304 Microeconomics
    Study of microeconomics with emphasis on consumer choice, market demand and elasticity, business firm choice, market structures, capital structures, antitrust, regulatory agencies, and international trade. (Must be eligible to take MH 1338 or higher.)
  • 2305 Business Mathematics
    Mathematics for personal and business finance. Topics studied include interest, markup, depreciation, discounts, installment loans and taxes. (Must be eligible to take MH 1338 or higher.)
  • 2309 Introduction to Management
    An introduction to management principles, concepts, theory, and practice with focus on the management process.
  • 2310 Introduction to Finance
    An introduction to financial markets and intermediaries and capital budgeting tools and techniques.
  • 2311 Introduction to Marketing
    An introduction to marketing principles, concepts, theory, and practice with an overview of the primary tools of marketing.
  • 2312 Introduction to Professional Writing
    Survey of the fundamentals of business writing. Exposure to drafting essential documents (business letters, memoranda, etc.). Emphasis on basic grammatical principles, clarity and conciseness in writing, organizational skills and paragraph structure.
  • 2380 Business Law I
    An introduction to a general body of legal principles and concepts pertaining to business including contracts, sale of goods, consumer protection, bailment’s, agency and employment, estate planning, and business organization and regulation.
  • 2381 Business Law II
    A continuation of BA 2380 Business Law I. Prerequisite: BA 2380.
  • 3300 Database Management (BIS 3300)
    “Hands-on” database concepts using micro-computers. Learn to enter, store, retrieve, and revise information like purchase orders, financial statements, salespersons’ records, etc. Development of cross-reference skills by department or job or as the situation requires. Introduction to data relationships. Prerequisites: BA 2305 and CA 1302.
  • 3310 Professional Writing and Communications
    Professional writing concepts. Emphasis on style, organization and mechanics. Focus on a multitude of business communications concepts. Prerequisite: CA 1302 and minimum grade of “C” in EH 1302.
  • 3340 Business Statistics (EC 3340 Economics & Statistics)
    Provides a statistical background through study and review of general statistical theories and techniques including probability, frequency distribution, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. Prerequisite: BA 2305. Must be eligible to take MH 1338 or higher.
  • 3350 Quantitative Business Analysis
    A study of quantitative tools and techniques used in business decision making with emphasis on decision theory and modeling including forecasting, linear programming, PERT/CPM, network models, and Supply Chain Management to facilitate business problem solving. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BA 3340.
  • 3380 Legal Environment of Business I
    Structure and evolution of business law. Legal principles and social forces in government, business, and society. Overview of court system. Studies in contracts and torts.
  • 3381 Legal Environment of Business II
    Studies in the Uniform Commercial Code: Overview of Article 2 (Sales) and Article 9 (Secured Transactions). BA 3380 recommended but not required.
  • 4380 Business Policy and Strategy
    The formulation and application of policies and programs pertaining to the business enterprise. Focus on multiple functional areas with business. Prerequisites: ACF 4310, BA 2301, BA 2302, BA 2303, BA 2305, BA 3340, MN 3300, MKT 3310 and MH 1338 or higher.

Special Courses (BA)

2099/3099 Individualized Study
The course may involve a systematic reading program, library research, laboratory project, studio work, field study or creative expression. Conferences or tutoring as required, but no formal lectures or recitations. Quizzes, tests, and examinations as may be appropriate. BA 2099 is open to sophomores only; BA 3099 is open to juniors and seniors. Number of credit hours awarded (1-3) will be set by the department head and requires formal approval of the associate dean of the college of business.

Courses in Business Information Systems (BIS)

  • 2300 Keyboarding/Word Processing
    An introduction to word processing techniques and concepts including familiarity and speed with the keyboard.
  • 2378 Survey of Programming
    An overview of the “C” language with emphasis on structures, branching and command operations.
  • 2385 Introduction to Business Spreadsheets
    An introduction to microcomputer spreadsheets using the Window XP and onward platforms. Prerequisite: CA 1302
  • 2390 Introduction to Microcomputer Accounting
    An introduction and overview of accounting techniques using Windows XP and onward platforms. Prerequisites: CA 1302 and BA 2301.
  • 2395 Introduction to Database
    An introduction to Microsoft Access for Windows XP and onward software packages with focus on entering, storing, revising, and retrieving data. Prerequisite: CA 1302.
  • 3300 Database Management (BA 3300)
    “Hands-on” database concepts using micro-computers. Learn to enter, store, retrieve and revise information like purchase orders, financial statements, salespersons’ records, etc. Development of cross-reference skills by department or job or as the situation requires. Introduction to data relationships. Prerequisites: BA 2305 and CA 1302.
  • 3310 Principles of Information Systems & Technology
    An in-depth review of information systems from a technological perspective. Reflection upon the integration of information systems and technology. An overview of information systems as it impacts the “human side of enterprise.”
  • 3320 Business Spreadsheets (BA 3320)
    Learn to access, analyze and modify voluminous financial, accounting and marketing data instantaneously and the use of the multiple variables like income statements, balance sheets, sales reports and projects. Graphic presentation of existing and projected data in multi-dimensional formats. Overview of financial and statistical functions. Prerequisites: BA 2305 and CA 1302.
  • 3340 Microcomputer Accounting
    An introduction to automated accounting systems using Peachtree Accounting for Windows XP and onward, while applying skills attained in Principles of Accounting I and II. Specific emphasis on accounts receivable and payable, general ledger and inventory control. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in BA 2301, BA 2302, BA 2305 and CA 1302.
  • 3386 Advanced Programming: Visual BASIC
    Survey of the Visual BASIC programming language inclusive of variables and operators, decision structures, loops and timers, object properties, preferred user interface, special effects and use of modules and procedures. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in CA 1302 and MH 1338.
  • 3387 Advanced Programming: JAVA
    A study of the JAVA programming language using methods, classes and objects. Focus on object concepts, input, selection, repetition, arrays and strings and applets. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MH 1338.
  • 3388 Database Programming
    A problem solving approach to learning advanced database skills. Covers automating forms with Visual Basic and VB applications to Access 2007 (and later versions) and connecting databases to the web. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIS 3300.
  • 4320 Systems Analysis and Design
    The study of the elements of systems analysis with emphasis on structure design, information system life cycle phases, feasibility analysis, file design, and project management tools. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in BIS 3300 and BIS 3320.
  • 4340 Web Page Architecture
    Planning and creating web sites, navigation techniques, hyperlinks, multimedia and themes, bookmarks and forms, and search engines. Use of Dreamweaver software. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in BIS 3386 and MH 1338 or higher.
  • 4345 Advanced Programming: HTML
    An in-depth reviewing of HTML with emphasis on creating web documents using HTML. Emphasis on web design. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in BIS 4340.
  • 4380 Internship/Project in BIS
    Supervised work experience in the field of business information systems and/or project as assigned. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in BIS  3300, BIS 3320, BIS 4345 and permission of instructor.
  • 4390 Seminar in Information Systems
    An overview of current trends in Management Information Systems. A forum for discussion and presentation of current issues in Information Systems. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in BIS 3300, BIS 3320, BIS 3340, BIS 3386, BIS 4340 and permission of instructor.
  • 4396 Seminar in E-Commerce
    An overview of current concepts, principles and topics pertaining to e-commerce that include e-marketing, e-management, etc. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in BIS 3386, BIS 4340, BIS 4345 and BIS 4390.

Course in Computer Applications (CA)

1320 Computer Applications
Overview of terms and concepts of computing. A “hands-on” approach for surveying menu and mouse driven software for word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, presentation, and database management. Primary focus on Windows 7 and Microsoft Office applications. Special computer applications as necessary. Core course for most majors.

Courses in Economics (EC)

  • 2310 Personal & Consumer Finance (ACF 2310)
    Managing personal finances: inflation and recession, tax problems, insurance, annuities, credit, budgeting, financial planning, home ownership, bank accounts, investments, and social insurance programs. Prerequisites: Must be eligible to take MH 1338 or higher. (BA 2305 recommended for those majoring in a business field.)
  • 3340 Economics and Statistics (BA 3340 Business Statistics)
    Provides a statistical background through study and review of general statistical theories and techniques including probability, frequency distribution, sampling, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression. Prerequisite: BA 2305. Must be eligible to take MH 1338 or higher.
  • 4310 Managerial Finance (ACF 4310)
    A study of financial management including financial markets and intermediaries, corporate taxation, financial statements, budgeting and forecasting techniques, discounting methods and capital budgeting, valuation, cost of capital structure, and capital asset pricing. Prerequisites: BA 2301, BA 2302, BA 2303, BA 2305, BA 3340 and MH 1338 or higher.

Courses in Management (MN)

  • 3300 Principles of Management
    The functions of management and the applications of management principles in organization. Emphasis on planning, organization, implementation and control. Study of strategic planning, portfolio strategy, group dynamics, motivation, leadership, ethics and management practice.
  • 3310 Small Business Management
    In-depth analysis of the key functional areas of a small business. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MN 3300.
  • 3325 Personnel/Human Resource Management
    Focus on human resource planning, job analysis, recruiting sources, selection devices, employee training, career development, performance appraisals and compensation administration. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MN 3300.
  • 4320 Marketing Management (MKT 4320)
    Study and overview of the strategic marketing process including planning, competitive marketing strategy, product life-cycle strategy, multi-dimensional product decisions, pricing, and advertising. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MKT 3310.
  • 4360 Organizational Behavior
    Study of the mainsprings of motivation, social systems, work groups, and job satisfaction. Emphasis on leadership and supervision, group dynamics, organizational development, organizational structure and design, communicating relationships, incentive systems, and stress management. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MN 3300.
  • 4380 International Management Perspectives
    This course provides an overview of International Business from a Management Perspective. It focuses on global economic trends and multinational cultures. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MN 3300.
  • 4390 Readings in Management
    Variable content in the management area. Survey and analysis of a multitude of leading articles in general business management. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MN 3300; Senior status.
  • 4394 International Management
    A survey of trends in International business management with a focus on international human resource management. An overview of the global economy. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MN 3300; Senior status.
  • 4395 Seminar in Management
    A forum of discussion pertaining to current trends and issues in the management area including reengineering, restructuring, revitalization, and studying paradigm shifts. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MN 3300; Senior status.
  • 4396 Seminar in E-Commerce
    An overview of current concepts, principles and topics pertaining to e-commerce that include e-marketing, e-finance, e-management, etc. Prerequisites: Grades of C or better in BIS 3386, BIS 4340, BIS 4345 and BIS 4390.

Courses in Marketing (MKT)

  • 3310 Principles of Marketing
    A general study of marketing procedures including evaluating target markets, consumer buying behavior, marketing research, product concepts, marketing channels, wholesaling, retailing, distributing, promotion, advertising, and pricing.
  • 4320 Marketing Management (MN 4320)
    Study and overview of the strategic marketing process including planning, competitive marketing strategy, product life-cycle strategy, multi-dimensional product decisions, pricing and advertising. Prerequisite: MKT 3310.