Business Administration Course Listing

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This course deals with financial accounting practice and theory, including generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the conceptual framework, accounting information systems, including financial statement reporting and disclosures, the time value of money, cash controls, accounting and reporting for cash, receivables, inventories and long-term assets.
A study of budgeting and cost control systems, including a detailed study of manufacturing cost accounts and reports, job order costing and process costing. Includes introduction to alternative costing methods such as activity-based and just-in-time costing. Reviews planning of profit, cost, sales, cost and profit analysis, profit performance, pricing decisions and measurement.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
Credit for this course is granted to students with scores of 48 or higher on the DSST Examination (DANTES) in Money and Banking.
This course involves an analysis of the law as a dynamic, social and political institution in the business environment, including contract law, torts and ethical consideration.
This course involves an analysis of the law as a dynamic, social and political institution in the business environment, including contract law, torts and ethical consideration.
This course provides an understanding of the role money, credit and the banking and financial systems have in the economy and how they influence economic growth. It also covers how individuals and businesses are affected by the decisions of the banking and financial systems regarding money and credit, including student loans. Students will learn the history of the financial system and how it has changed and continues to change as technology advances and globalization expands connecting economies around the world. The course will also cover how interest rates are determined by risk and time structure and how the student loan market affects students, colleges and the economy. Understanding how money, credit, banking and financial systems work helps students successfully analyze real world situations at a personal, professional and economy wide level.
This course is focused on understanding business practices that are involved with intellectual properties or patentable technologies. These unique businesses frequently present characteristics and growth challenges significantly different from main stream non-technical businesses. A practical understanding of these distinctions is critical to technology commercialization.
This course is intended for students interested in starting or growing a small business. Students will analyze atypical business scenarios and apply critical thinking and generally accepted business development principles to identify appropriate growth strategies.
This course focuses on the application of financial practices for the entrepreneurial venture. The student will be able to analyze and evaluate the various sources of funding available for small businesses, become conversant in financial terminology, understand, prepare and analyze financial statements and prepare a loan proposal. The student will be able to describe and explain the importance of working capital and cash management. The student will be able to identify financing needs, establish credit policies and prepare forecasts of estimated cash flows, start-up costs, revenues and expenditures for the first two years of the entrepreneurial venture.
This course identifies individual strategies for personal, long-term financial health. Students learn how to plan to achieve financial goals, budget effectively, manage credit and save, invest and build wealth and protect assets. Home ownership, retirement planning (401K's, mutual funds, stock and bond investments), tax and estate planning and insurance alternatives are fundamental features of this course.
With the balance sheet as a reference point, this course provides an introduction and overview of the acquisition, financing and management of business assets.
This course augments the financing skills specifically needed by the successful entrepreneur. The course focuses on specific tools and knowledge needed to build and maintain a solid financial foundation for a profitable business. It will provide students with essential skills and knowledge needed to develop effective small business finance strategies, priorities and practices.
This course is designed to provide an overview of the business environment. The business disciplines discussed include management, international business, marketing, finance, economics, accounting and business law. This course provides useful information for business majors and any others involved in owning or operating businesses. This course is also recommended for students expecting to take ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting.
This course is designed to provide an overview of the business environment. The business disciplines discussed include management, international business, marketing, finance, economics, accounting and business law. This course provides useful information for business majors and any others involved in owning or operating businesses. This course is also recommended for students expecting to take ACG 2021 Principles of Financial Accounting.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This is a travel/study course combining preparation on campus, travel and study in the discipline of business. Content is variable depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure. Permission of the instructor is required.
This course analyzes the principles of communication in the workplace. The course introduces students to common formats such as the memo, letter and report. In addition, it helps students improve writing skills to gain greater mastery of grammar, mechanics and style. Students learn techniques for writing informational, persuasive, sales, employment, positive and negative communications. Other topics include using the appropriate strategies for internal and external communication situations, audience analysis and communication through technology. This includes e-mail, online meetings, social media and presentations.
This course provides students with the skills necessary to succeed as an entrepreneur or to implement change within an organization as an intrapreneur. The fundamentals of starting and operating a business, developing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing a product or service and developing an effective accounting system will be covered. Students will study cases of business and develop an in-depth business plan.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student's academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This is a travel/study course combining preparation on campus, travel and study in the discipline of business. Content is variable depending on the program in which the student enrolls and the specific topics to be covered. Students must be 18 years of age on or before departure. Permission of the instructor is required.
The rapid growth of tourism worldwide has created many challenges and opportunities for established and emerging tourism destinations. This course looks at how to conduct a tourism assessment to examine tourism potential and how to measure the potential costs and benefits of a tourism development program.
This course covers the management and use of information technology (IT) in organizations with an emphasis on how management information systems impact business operations and decision-making. The impact of management information systems on business strategy and initiatives will be explored within an entrepreneurial, global context. Topics will include ethical and social issues, hardware and software, applications, networking, databases and telecommunications.
This course involves the study of developing and using information to support business processes, managerial decision-making and organizational strategy. Topics covered include systems technologies, enterprise integration, business applications and critical analysis of organizational change through information systems.
This course involves the development of simple high-level models and then progresses to advanced modeling and analysis. Statistical design and analysis of simulations is integrated into the course.
This course involves the development of high-level models to simulate businesses in that process. The class then progresses to advanced modeling and the analysis of simulations is integrated into the course. The course is designed to introduce students to the general concepts of modeling and computer simulation of real-world business scenarios. The purpose of the course is to provide students with the skills and tools required to accomplish valid business simulations useful for analysis and prediction. The Honors class will take more complex business processes and map them using software modeling simulation and explore process improvements and associated cost reductions. Modeling techniques learned from this class will be expected to be demonstrated in the final capstone class. The Honors version of this course will go beyond the standard course by addressing statistical analysis of output from terminating simulations. This output analysis will accomplish statistical comparisons of model variations called scenarios.
This course is an introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems emphasizing integrated strategy for management and integration of information among organizations, suppliers and customers.
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts for designing, using and implementing database systems, including relational models, security design concurrency, integrity design and design recovery issues (i.e., how to recover data, how to recover systems in the proper sequence from a business viewpoint and how to architect a system) and query interfaces.
The following topics will be covered in this course: fundamentals of data communications, communications media, servers, data center concepts, cloud computing, communications equipment, data transmission, communication protocols, network concepts, wide area and local area networks, communications services, Internet concepts and capabilities and data communications management.
This course is a study of the project management of information systems from conception to implementation and the eventual transition to operational support. Includes resource and time management techniques, project proposal preparation and evaluation, quality control, testing and operational support planning.
Knowledge Management (KM) is a discipline that promotes an integrated approach to identifying, capturing, sharing and evaluating an enterprise's information and knowledge assets. This course reviews and discusses existing enabling technologies in KM and new, emerging KM technologies and practices. Such technologies are presented in the context of emerging Internet, data mining, e-commerce and enterprise computing applications.
This course introduces the latest advances in business process technologies and management such as business process planning, business process requirements analysis, business process modeling, workflow system design and implementation. The course will emphasize both theoretical issues and hands-on experiences in business process management.
This is an introductory course intended to familiarize students with basic business analytics concepts and applications. It will cover the principles of data analytic thinking and provide a solid foundation for data-driven decision making in various business and organizational settings. The course will place special emphasis on working through applications and examples of analytics in the real world. It will also present an accessible overview on some of the fundamental techniques in business analytics.
This course introduces SAS for statistical programming as a business analytics tool to explore data for managerial purposes such as maintaining or improving day-to-day operations or identifying new opportunities.
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of data interpretation and its role in creating business value. The course also covers a variety of tools used for data analysis and gives the student an understanding of how to obtain and manipulate data using current software and techniques.
This course provides students with an understanding of data extraction and interpretation and their roles in creating business value. Topics covered include data quality, data visualization and exploration, and data structures and information policies as well as descriptive, predictive and prescriptive model creation and testing. The course covers a variety of tools used for data analysis and gives the student an understanding of how to obtain, manipulate and interpret data using current software and techniques.
This course is a culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required. This capstone course must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
This course is a culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required. This capstone course must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.
This course introduces the business student to the prominent theories and philosophies affecting management and leadership. Through an interdisciplinary lens, students learn the differences between management and leadership and acquire the skills necessary to develop leadership and management styles. The curriculum provides a strong foundation for adding value to an organization by applying management and leadership theory within a practical setting.
This course emphasizes the study of the four fundamental functions of management: planning, leading, organizing and controlling and their application to business decision-making. Connections will be made between the planning process and the controlling function to evaluate organizational performance. The course also studies theoretical principles of management, communication concepts, human resource management, organizational structures as well as motivational theory. Principles will be applied to entrepreneurial, corporate and international organizations.
The purpose of this course is to explore the theories and practices relating to the management of human resources (HR). The role of the human resources department will be discussed regarding its role in the corporate organization as well as meeting personnel corporate goals and objectives. The course will also explore HR's relationship with functional departments, departmental supervisors, as well as middle and executive management. The principles of job analysis, job description, job skills, recruitment and selection techniques, motivation and performance evaluation will be explored in depth.
This course involves a comparative study of global management practices. This course also addresses the questions of how and when to be sensitive to cultural issues and to develop the skills needed to effectively manage in diverse global environments.
In this course topics of current interest are presented in group instruction.
This course explores topics relevant in today's management discipline. Course material is delivered in an individual setting and often will include a research paper/project based on a current management topic.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical, work-related applications. Seminars may be a component of this course and regular contact with the assigned faculty advisor is required. Students may earn cooperative education credits based on the completion of the required work experience and satisfactory completion of assignments including, but not limited to, seminars and a project. This course may be repeated based upon the student’s academic program.
This course covers the introduction to the theory and practice of managing formal organizations, including planning, organization theory, human behavior and control.
This course covers a complete and comprehensive review of human resource management concepts.
This course covers the introduction of the theory and practice of operations research and logistics.
This course is intended to provide an overview of concepts, tools and techniques necessary to build and operate a sustainable organization. Topics covered include the role of leadership in sustainability, organizational design issues, capital investment, costing and risk management systems, incentives and rewards, measurement of social, environmental and economic impacts, green marketing concepts and internal and external reporting.
This course is intended to provide an overview of the principles of sustainability regarding the natural environment. Topics covered include the effects of mitigation of air, land and water pollution, soil erosion and resource extraction, climate change and threats to biodiversity.
This course introduces students to assessment tools, design and construction considerations and operating planning requirements for sustainable enterprises. Students will learn about the ecological and economic benefits of sustainability/green practices. Additionally, they will learn how product, process and service decisions affect sustainable enterprise concepts. Today's enterprises focus on social and environmental challenges, marketing, supply chain decisions, recycling, reusing, reconditioning and other product and service decisions in order to realize a competitive advantage. This course will focus on best practices, case studies, evolving trends and experimental efforts regarding sustainable/green systems.
This course teaches students about the strategic use of compensation and benefits systems for the purposes of attracting, retaining and motivating a competitive workforce. The course also covers job analysis, job description and job evaluation on the basis of compensable factors as well as designing an equitable pay structure. In addition, students analyze the influence of unions and government in determining the compensation of the labor force, including compensation of both hourly workers and managerial employees.
This course is an in-depth study of wage and nonwage related benefits made available to employees by the firm and various related social and governmental programs. Topics include retired health care benefits, life insurance, disability insurance and employer-sponsored health insurance programs.
This course focuses on professional development activities as performed by human resources specialists or organizational specialists. Theory, issues, practice and problems are discussed. Topics include talent and performance of management to ensure that the knowledge and skills, abilities and performance of the workforce meet current and future organizational and individual needs.
This course analyzes the federal and state regulation of the employment relationship, including wage and hour laws, EEO and affirmative action programs. Students will address human resource issues such as employee benefits, insurance, workers compensation, safety, health, employees' personal rights and collective bargaining legislation.
This course presents an overview of the management of sourcing, operations and distribution processes along a supply chain in domestic and international markets. Students will learn how firms gain a competitive advantage through supply chain activities. Topics include supply chain network design, purchasing, forecasting, inventory management, globalization and outsourcing, logistics and information technology.
This course covers issues involved in the multinational management of business firms with an emphasis on comparative management.
This is an introductory course in marketing, emphasizing the four elements of the Marketing Mix: Product, Price, Place and Promotion. The course focuses on the marketing concept, role of strategic planning and development of marketing strategies. In addition, the concepts of market segmentation, demographics and selection of a target market will be studied. Importance of market research, consumer and industrial buying habits and the differences between consumer and industrial goods are also explored. Concepts behind product development and product acceptance are reviewed in the context of pricing and promotional techniques throughout the product life cycle. Importance of branding is evaluated. The concept of an integrated marketing campaign is explored within the context of the promotional mix - advertising, direct selling, sales promotion and public relations. Online marketing is explored utilizing the Internet.
This is an advanced course emphasizing the application of fundamental marketing principles to a global marketplace. The global marketplace consists of over two hundred countries and an even greater number of languages and cultures worldwide. The course focuses on the role of strategic planning and the development of marketing strategies for this international marketplace. Strategies for opening up new markets will be explored - pure exporting, use of local distributors, global manufacturing and wholly owned subsidiaries. Basic concepts of demographics, market segmentation and selection of target markets will be applied to this complex worldwide stage. The course will explore the differences in international consumer and industrial buying habits as well as the impact of language, culture and religion on local promotional campaigns. The complexity of product development, product naming and pricing will be explored on a country-by-country basis. This course will also explore the complexities of developing worldwide distribution systems as they are affected by differing local laws, taxation and regulations.
This is an advanced course covering the essential knowledge required to ensure the success of a business as it launches and maintains product presence in the market place. We will also discuss the impact of marketing on businesses revenue, the relationship of marketing to other organizational functions and the development of marketing strategies for both the domestic and international marketplace. The course also focuses on the role that the Internet and direct marketing have on corporate marketing strategies.
This is an advanced course covering the essential knowledge required to ensure the success of a business as it launches and maintains product presence in the market place. We will also discuss the impact of marketing on business revenue, the relationship of marketing to other organizational functions and the development of marketing strategies for both the domestic and international marketplace. The course also focuses on the role that the Internet and direct marketing have on corporate marketing strategies. Students must pass the core assignments with a grade of “C” or higher. Honors students will design and implement a web-based marketing presence with the use of a recognized web tool and architected using social media techniques. They will be required to write a marketing plan associated with their product and link it to the web site.
This course offers a mix of theory and practical applications as it covers globalization, global branding strategies, classification models of culture and the consequences of culture for all aspects of marketing communications. Topics include global public relations, culture and the media, culture and the internet and consumer behavior. It demonstrates the centrality of value paradoxes to cross cultural marketing and helps students see how their understanding of cultural relationships in once country/region can be extended to other countries/regions.
This advanced course covers the methodologies employed in a successful selling process. Course will include applications of selling techniques, understanding buying behavior and the employment of negotiating skills in the selling cycle. The essential sales theories and principles are developed and practiced through student involvement in sales presentations.
This course involves the application of contemporary digital media technologies to marketing strategy development and decision-making.
This course introduces students to social media and e-marking functions and strategies that are essential to consumer involvement, community engagement and customer relationship management.
A study of essentials underlying consumer decisions and relating such understanding to issues in product development/positioning, pricing, advertising, segmentation and other marketing variables.
A study of the metrics and systems needed to receive a return on every sales and marketing investment made. The course focuses on tools and approaches to gauge the impact of marketing expenditures.
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is becoming an important strategic tool in consumer goods, firms, financial, health and tourist services, business-to-business firms and in all of eMarketing.
This course is a study and analysis of the role of sales in today's economy. Emphasis is on sales techniques and applications of sales principles. Sales management and operation are also studied in the course.
This course explores all phases of advertising, including all electronic and print media and direct marketing as well as sales promotion. Emphasis is placed on creation of the message, selection of media and the planning, coordination and evaluation of the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) campaign. This includes common communication look and feel and outlines how campaigns are measured to achieve company return on investment goals.
This course examines how the functions of recruitment, selection, staffing and training fit into a human resources department. Students will practice analyzing positions, recruiting qualified applicants, interviewing candidates for employment and, once hired, orienting and training them.
This course discusses various compensation and benefit plans, legal issues and the administration of compensation and benefit plans. Emphasis is on providing a basic understanding of the business concepts utilized in the compensation and benefits area.
This course is a study of human resources management law and regulations. Topics include state and federal employment regulation, Civil Rights Acts, EEOC legislation, OSHA, Rights of Women and Elderly and Handicapped as they apply to human resources functions.
This course explores Issues of community resiliency and sustainability specific to emergency and crisis management. Other topics to be covered include public policy and management, urban planning and development, and community sociology.
This course is designed to enable students to use mathematics to solve real-world business problems. Areas covered include checking accounts, using equations to solve business problems, calculating trade discounts, markup and markdown, payroll and computing interest for notes.
This course includes methods of analysis in handling personal risk exposures, including insurance coverage alternatives. Integration of life, health and accident, property and liability, profit-sharing and private and governmental insurance and pension programs are also included.
This course provides an overview of personal and business property risks and coverages which may be used in dealing with these risks, including the underwriting, marketing and social problems associated with these coverages. Additional topics include commercial and residential fire insurance, inland marine and transportation coverages and multi-peril contracts.
This course is an introduction to the principles, practices and economics of insurance. Topics include fire, life and casualty contracts and various types of business and contingency risks.

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