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Course Descriptions

COURSES IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BUSI)

 

ACCOUNTING

 

ACCT 2301   Principles of Financial Accounting                                          3 Credit Hours

A study of the fundamental principles and problems involved in accounting for the major forms of business organizations.  Recording techniques are examined and accounting concepts are explored.  This course introduces concepts of financial accounting.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314                                                              Offered: Fall/Spring/Yearly

 

ACCT 2302   Principles of Managerial Accounting                                       3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to help the student use the basic methods of internal accounting, reporting, and analysis to support managerial decision making, planning, and control of operations.  This course introduces concepts of managerial accounting.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, ACCT 2301                                                Offered: Spring/Yearly

 

ACCT 3311   Intermediate Accounting I                                                        3 Credit Hours

The study of generally accepted accounting principles with an emphasis on development, effects on corporations and financial markets, and application to corporate activities.

Prerequisite: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302                                                     Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

ACCT 3322   Intermediate Accounting II                                                       3 Credit Hours

The study of generally accepted accounting principles with an emphasis on corporate financing and investing activities.

Prerequisite: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ACCT 3311                           Offered: Spring/Yearly

 

ACCT 3323   Individual Income Tax                                                              3 Credit Hours

This course develops a foundation for the study of federal taxation and the tax practice of accountants. Students study the federal taxation process, tax terminology and concepts, federal tax research methods, and the application of tax laws to individuals and businesses.

Prerequisite: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ACCT 3311                           Offered: Spring/Yearly

 

ACCT 4312   Cost Accounting                                                                         3 Credit Hours

A detailed study of accounting systems that provide information for management decision-making. Emphasis is on the use of accounting data in budgeting, product costing, planning and control, and capital investment decisions.

Prerequisite: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302; ACCT 3311                               Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

ACCT 4321   Auditing                                                                                      3 Credit Hours

The study of generally accepted auditing standards, the auditing profession and audit practice, and the auditing process applied to corporate financial statements.  

Prerequisite: ACCT 2301 ACCT 2302 ACCT 3311, ACCT 3312            Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

ACCT 4323   Advanced Accounting                                                               3 Credit Hours

The study of generally accepted accounting principles with an emphasis on corporate mergers and acquisitions international business activities and financial reporting by governments, nonprofits, and partnerships.

Prerequisite: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302 ACCT 3311,                           Offered: Spring/Yearly

ACCT 3322 or instructor approval

 

ACCT 4364   Governmental/Not-For-Profit Accounting                              3 Credit Hours

Specialized emphasis and training for employment in governmental agencies. Emphasizes the major aspects of management control problems for not-for-profit organizations.

Prerequisite: Upper Division Standing, ACCT 3311, ACCT 3322             Offered: As Needed

 

ACCT 4365   Theory of Accounting                                                               3 Credit Hours

The study of the basic assumptions, definitions, principles and concepts which underlie accounting rule-making and the reporting of accounting and financial information. Emphasis is on the study of accounting history, directions of accounting research, the standard setting process, accounting regulation and approaches to accounting education.

Prerequisite: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ACCT 3311, ACCT 3322           Offered: As Needed

 

ACCT 4366   Accounting Information System                                               3 Credit Hours

The study of information systems and organizations as well as the role of the computer in system creation. Emphasis is on providing knowledge about capturing, storing, processing, and  communicating  accounting information.

Prerequisite: ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, ACCT 3311                                 Offered: As Needed

 

ACCT 4367   Special Topics in Accounting                                                    3 Credit Hours

This is an advanced-level course and will be occasionally offered. The course is designed to cover topics in accounting that are either not covered or not covered in depth by regularly offered accounting courses. This course will typically be taught in a seminar format.

Prerequisite: Completion of 21 credit hours of Business courses               Offered: As Needed

and instructor approval                                                                                                        

 

 

FINANCE

 

FINA 3311   Introduction to Corporate Finance                                            3 Credit Hours

A study of economic and institutional aspects of the financial environment and basic techniques of financial management of a firm.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342,                                                  Offered: Fall/Yearly

ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, BUSI 3401

 

FINA 3322   Risk Management and Insurance                                              3 Credit Hours

This course will focus on the study of the basic uses and functions of insurance as applied to the overall treatment of risk. Emphasis is on understanding how insurance helps to solve some personal financial problems. Basic insurance concepts, including review of the risks that households experience and the policies used to ensure against these risks, are presented from the viewpoint of the consumer. 

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342                                                    Offered: As Needed

 

FINA 3363   Managerial Finance                                                                     3 Credit Hours

A study of problems and cases in financial decision-making, designed to increase student proficiency in the techniques of financial management.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342,                                                   Offered: As Needed

ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, BUSI 3401, FINA 3311

 

FINA 3364   Financial Institutions and Markets                                            3 Credit Hours

A comprehensive study of financial institutions that intermediate capital formation with emphasis on financial markets structure and instruments, money supply and the deposit expansion process.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342, ECON 2301, FINA 3311                                                                              Offered: As Needed

 

FINA 3365   Short-Term Financial Management                                          3 Credit Hours

This course provides an understanding of cash management, credit/collection policy, inventory decisions and sources of short-term financing for corporations. 

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342, ECON 2301, FINA 3311          Offered: As Needed

 

FINA 3366   Money and Banking                                                                    3 Credit Hours

This course examines the structure and operations of our monetary system and commercial banking. It provides an introductory look at central banking, money, and capital markets.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342,                                                  Offered: Fall/Yearly

ACCT 2301, ACCT 2302, FINA3364

                                                                                                                                               

FINA 4361   Investment Management                                                             3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the development and management of investment portfolios, characteristics of investments, media sources of information, securities analysis and selection, and performance measurement.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342, ECON 2301, BUSI 3401           Offered: As Needed

 

FINA 4362   International Finance                                                                  3 Credit Hours

This course examines international capital movements and balance of payment problems. Students analyze problems of international operations as they affect financial functions and review foreign and international institutions and the foreign exchange process. The course aims at familiarizing students with the concepts of multinational financial management and financial decision-making in the international context.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342,                                                   Offered: As Needed

ECON 2301, ECON 2302, FINA 3311

 

FINA 4363   Financial Modeling and Forecasting                                          3 Credit Hours

This course provides students with the computer and analytical skills to use financial and statistical software to create financial models for prediction and decision-making.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342, BUSI 3401, FINA 3363            Offered: As Needed

 

FINA 4364   Federal Reserve System                                                              3 Credit Hours

This course will provide a detailed analysis of the Federal Reserve System with special emphasis on monetary theory and the formulation and administration of monetary policy.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342,                                                   Offered: As Needed

FINA 3364, FINA 3365, FINA 3366                                                                                    

 

FINA 4365   Bank Management                                                                      3 Credit Hours

This course uses the application of traditional finance concepts to the management of commercial banks with emphasis on decision making and problem solving techniques to major problem areas in banking.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342,                                                   Offered: As Needed

FINA 3364, FINA 3365, FINA 3366

                                                                                                                                               

FINA 4366   Special Topics in Finance                                                            3 Credit Hours

This is an advanced-level course and occasionally offered. The course is designed to cover topics in finance that are either not covered or not covered in- depth by regularly offered finance courses. This course will typically be taught in a seminar format.

Prerequisite: Completion of 21 credit hours of Business courses               Offered: As Needed

 

 

MANAGEMENT

 

MGMT 3311   Principles of Management                                                       3 Credit Hours

An examination of the fundamental theories and techniques that influence contemporary management approaches. This course  introduces students to how management is practiced and how these practices have developed.

Prerequisite: Upper Division Standing                                                       Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

MGMT 3322   Organizational Behavior                                                          3 Credit Hours

This is a study of the theories of organizations as related to effectiveness, efficiency, and impact on the environment. The student will delineate formal and informal organizations, discuss authority and influence, and explores the phenomenon of individual and group behavior in work organizations.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3311                                                                     Offered: Spring/Yearly

 

MGMT 3323   Small Business Management                                                   3 Credit Hours

An introduction into the processes of starting a business.  Preparation of a business plan, marketing plan and understanding concepts of e-business will be expected.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3311, MKTG 3311                                                  Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

MGMT 3324   Managing Diversity                                                                  3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students to techniques used by organizations to learn how to “manage” people’s differences in ways that make workers more productive and more compatible team members. The focus will be on developing one’s ability to understand and appreciate individual differences and to work productively, particularly on teams, with people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities. This course will also focus on the needs for both individual understanding of differences and organizational systemic change.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3311                                                                     Offered: Spring/Yearly

 

MGMT 4311   Operations Management                                                         3 Credit Hours

Techniques for management of direct resources required to produce goods and services.  Topics such as linear programming, transportation algorithms and quantitative tools are covered.

Prerequisite: BUSI 3401, MGMT 3311                                                                                                                     Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

MGMT 4322   Human Resource Management                                               3 Credit Hours

Basic techniques of management of human resources and human relations:  job analysis; job rating and classification; selection, training and promotion; employee health/welfare and safety; remuneration of employees; labor turnover; employer-employee relations; government legislation; and labor relations.

Prerequisite: MGMT 3311                                                                     Offered: Spring/Yearly

 

MGMT 4323   Business Policy                                                                          3 Credit Hours

This course is designed as a capstone in the education of undergraduate business students.  It involves the management of business organizations, in the broadest sense, integrating previous studies in business and administration into a coherent, realistic approach to business policy and decision making. 

Prerequisites: Senior standing and completion of 21 credit hours            Offered: Fall/Yearly

of Business courses which must include FINA 3311, MGMT 3311, MKTG 3311

 

MGMT 4324   Project Management                                                             3 Credit Hours

This course examines current tools and concepts in the area of project management.  Topics covered include: project life cycle, project selection, project planning, project control, project execution, project closeout, organizing projects, identifying needs and articulating requirements, change control, and motivation of team members.

 Prerequisites:  BUSI 3401, MGMT 4311                   Offered: Spring/Fall/Yearly
or Department Chair Approval

 

MGMT 4364   Special Topics in Management                                                3 Credit Hours

This is an advanced-level course and is occasionally offered. The course is designed to cover topics in management that are either not covered or not covered in depth by regularly offered management courses. This course is typically taught in a seminar format.

Prerequisite: Completion of 21 credit hours of                                          Offered: As Needed

Business courses and instructor approval

 

MARKETING

 

MKTG 3311   Principles of Marketing                                                            3 Credit Hours

Principles of Marketing is an introductory course that emphasizes the key concepts and issues underlying the modern practice of marketing.  The role of marketing in the organization and in society is examined and analyzed.  Course content includes the general nature of marketing in a macro and micro context, the marketing concept, buyer behavior, and marketing organization.  The marketing process is analyzed through the four main decision areas of products and services, distribution, promotion, and pricing. 

Prerequisite: Upper Division Standing                                                       Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

MKTG 3313   Principles of Advertising                                                          3 Credit Hours

Students learn and practice the marketing communication activities that take place in an organization.  The course will emphasize advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, public relations, and packaging/branding.  The course discusses the integration of these promotion activities and their application in the profit and non-profit sectors, as well as physical stores and those on the Web. 

Prerequisite: MKTG 3311                                                                         Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

MKTG 3322   Consumer Behavior                                                                  3 Credit Hours

Students in the Consumer Behavior course will examine the psychological and sociological factors that influence consumption and decision-making.  During the course, students will learn about the practical implications of consumer attitudes and behavior for marketing activities such as merchandising, market research, distribution, product development, pricing, branding, and e-commerce.

Prerequisite: MKTG 3311                                                                     Offered: Spring/Yearly

 

MKTG 3364   Internet Marketing                                                                   3 Credit Hours

This course investigates how “brick and mortar” organizations can incorporate the entrepreneurial and management side of internet marketing to create an online presence and increase market share.  In addition to textbook and selected course readings, students will be introduced to e-marketing in a computer lab where they will evaluate search engines, construct blogs, web sites, and learn about other viral, email, social, and electronic marketing.

Prerequisites: MKTG 3311                                                                         Offered: As Needed

 

MKGT 3365   Sales Management                                                                    3 Credit Hours

A study and analysis of techniques in professional selling with special emphasis on application of concepts in actual sales presentations. Emphasis is also on the planning and execution of an advertising sales campaign and the economic benefits and social relationships that are derived from such a campaign.

Prerequisite: MKTG 3311                                                                           Offered: As Needed

 

MKTG 3366   Public Relations                                                                         3 Credit Hours

This is a survey course on the function of public relations in the organization and with the general public. Relevant topics include: counseling, news releases, brochures, and advertisements.

Prerequisite: COSC 1300, BUSI 2301, MKTG 3311                                 Offered: As Needed

 

MKTG 4311   Marketing Research                                                                 3 Credit Hours

Students  learn to formulate and structure marketing problems, recommend the marketing research that should be undertaken, appreciate what can and cannot be learned from marketing research, gather and analyze quantitative marketing data, and make effective decisions based on those data.  The skills covered in this course are applicable to marketing problems encountered in both consumer and business-to-business markets, and in the public and private sectors.    

Prerequisite: MKTG 3311, MKTG 3322                                                  Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

MKTG 4322   International Marketing                                                           3 Credit Hours

Analysis of the multinational process of planning and promotion of goods, ideas, and services worldwide.  Emphasis is on indirect and direct exporting, product pricing and promotions, shipping, and physical distributions, and financing decisions in export markets. Prerequisite: MKTG 3311        Offered: Spring/Yearly

 

MKTG 4323   Marketing Management                                                           3 Credit Hours

An analysis of problems which the marketing manager will encounter in modern customer-oriented marketing, as well as techniques of planning, organizing, and controlling business functions.

Prerequisite: MKTG 3311                                                                     Offered: Spring/Yearly

 

MKTG 4364   Advertising in Multicultural Markets                                     3 Credit Hours

Massive demographic changes have modified the cultural identities of American consumers and disrupted the effectiveness of traditional marketing techniques. The so-called mass market has dissolved into smaller groups of consumers who express distinctive ethnic, age-related or lifestyle values by what they buy and how they buy it.  This class presents strategies and tools for marketers seeking to reach emerging subcultures.  Class activities will involve a mix of lectures, case study analyses, small group activities, guest speakers, and student presentations.

Prerequisites: MKTG 3311, MKTG 3322,  MKTG 4311                          Offered: As Needed

 

MKTG 4365   Distribution Channels                                                               3 Credit Hours

This course is about marketing channels: the companies that come together to bring products and services from their point of origin to the point of consumption. This course describes how to design, develop, and maintain effective relationships among channel members to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Communication strategies within the channel are also emphasized.

Prerequisite: MKTG 3311                                                                           Offered: As Needed

 

MKTG 4366   Special Topics in Marketing                                                     3 Credit Hours

This is an advanced-level course that will be occasionally offered. The course is designed to cover topics in marketing that are either not covered or not covered in-depth by regularly offered marketing courses. This course will typically be taught in a seminar format.

Prerequisite: Completion of 21 credit hours of business courses               Offered: As Needed

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

 

IBUS 3311   International Business                                                                 3 Credit Hours

This is a course in multinational business that surveys the various elements of international production and trade. The course will examine the benefits and problems that multinational companies encounter in an international environment. It will also focus on global market perspectives of trade agreements, international finance and global communication.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor approval                                Offered: As Needed

 

IBUS 3362   International Negotiations                                                           3 Credit Hours

A study of the process of making business deals across national and cultural boundaries. Emphasis is on the basic processes that guide international negotiation: successful preparation, building relationships, using persuasion tactics, gaining concessions, and reaching a final agreement. Also, key cross-cultural communication issues will be discussed, including when one should use an interpreter and cultural differences in nonverbal communication.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor approval                                Offered: As Needed

 

IBUS 4311   Global Business Strategies                                                           3 Credit Hours

This course examines the fundamental theories and techniques that are used by multinational corporations to develop and implement a global business strategy needed to effectively integrate the activities of their worldwide subsidiaries. Emphasis is on the three separate components to developing a successful global strategy: developing a core business strategy, developing an internationalization strategy, and developing a globalization strategy.

Prerequisite: Junior standing or instructor approval                               Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

IBUS 4362   Export/Import Operations                                                          3 Credit Hours

Overview of the major considerations involved in the export-import process. Exploration of documentation, transportation, marketing, and finance of export and import operations. Discussion of legal aspects and legislative constraints confronting exporters and importers, along with governmental support programs, where available. Concentrates on the relevant issues in exporting from and importing into the United States; parallel examples from other countries are given where information is available.

Prerequisites: IBUS 3311, junior standing                                                  Offered: As Needed

 

IBUS 4363   Special Topics in International Business                                    3 Credit Hours

This is an advanced-level course and is designed to cover topics in international business that are either not covered or not covered in-depth by regularly offered international business courses. This course will typically be taught in a seminar format.

Prerequisite: IBUS 3311, Senior standing or instructor approval             Offered: As Needed

 

 

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

 

BUSI 1361   Introduction to Business                                                              3 Credit Hours

The introduction to the fundamental principles governing all aspects of modern business. Students are introduced to elements in various fields in business (accounting, finance, management, marketing, economics, and others) in order to gain a better understanding of the role business plays in the U.S. and in the global economy.

Prerequisite: Non-business major                                                               Offered: As Needed

 

BUSI 2301   Business Communication                                                            3 Credit Hours

This course combines oral and written communication theory, practice, and technical report writing.  Emphasis is placed on instilling an awareness of correct grammar and punctuation in writing for business applications. Also, students develop knowledge from hands-on experience with different information processing equipment and are provided laboratory experience entering information into the computer.  

Prerequisite: COSC 1300, ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302                    Offered: Fall/Spring/Yearly

 

BUSI 3113   Professional Development Seminar                                             1 Credit Hour

This course provides students with information important to being a professional, irrespective of the career they choose. This course is designed to explore human development in an organizational setting. Students learn how to manage their time, how to make effective decisions, how to present themselves and their work in a professional manner, and how to balance their workload. Students will also learn how to handle stress and other issues of physical and mental well-being as well as how to communicate effectively one-on-one and in groups. Students will experience situations involving social and professional decorum.

Prerequisite: Upper Division standing or instructor approval                 Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

BUSI 3312   Legal, Social, and Ethical Aspects of Business                          3 Credit Hours

This course is a general introduction to business law governing transactions with emphasis on the fundamental principles of contracts, agency and negotiable instruments.  Besides being introduced to the role of the court systems in business, students are also introduced to the social and ethical responsibilities of management.

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing or instructor approval               Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

BUSI 3401   Quantitative Business Analysis                                                   4 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to quantitative methods used in analyzing problems for business decision making.  A major emphasis is placed on mathematics of finance and the solving of business problems. In addition, instruction in the statistical analysis for business, operations management, and techniques for management of direct resources required to produce goods and services is provided.  This course entails three hours of lecture and one hour of laboratory work per week.

Prerequisite: MATH 1314, MATH 1342                                                   Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

BUSI 4321   Business Internship                                                                      3 Credit Hours

Professional experience in business outside the University.  Students work under supervision for 160 hours for one semester. Prior to registration, the position must be approved. A written report is required of the students and a written evaluation by the employer must be made to the supervising University instructor. Goals and objectives are established collaboratively between the student, supervisor, and instructor. Course requirements may include student reports, employer evaluations, instructor site visits.

Prerequisite: Completion of 21 credit hours                                         Offered: Spring/Yearly

of business courses (including BUSI 3113) and instructor approval

 

 

 

ECONOMICS

 

ECON 2301   Principles of Microeconomics                                                   3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the basic descriptive, analytical, and policy problems at the microeconomic level.  Emphasis will be placed on the roles of supply, demand, and price in the allocation of scarce resources.

Prerequisites: None                                                                                    Offered: Fall/Yearly

 

ECON 2302   Principles of  Macroeconomics                                                 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the basic descriptive, analytical, and policy problems at the macroeconomic level.  Emphasis will be placed on the roles of money and banking, aggregate supply and demand, and national income accounting.

Prerequisite: ECON 2301 is recommended but not required               Offered: Spring/Yearly

 

ECON 4361   International Economics                                                           3 Credit Hours

A study of the principles and methods of the exchange of goods and services and of financial arrangements between nations. 

Prerequisite: ECON 2301, ECON 2302                                                      Offered: As Needed