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Business Administration: Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

BUS - Business Courses

ACC 111 - Accounting I
3 credits/3 contact hours
The course will focus on the basic financial accounting model step by-step, from the fundamental accounting equation through the accounting cycle. The course will explore bookkeeping techniques and practices, as well as covering the basic understanding of accounting practices and procedures. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT 092 or appropriate Math Placement Exam score.

ACC 112 - Accounting II
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course will be a continuation of ACC 111. Special journals, payroll systems, internal control and cash transactions, accounts receivable and accounts payable are a few of the topics to be covered. This course will expand partnership accounting as well as corporate accounting. Prerequisite: ACC 111

ACC 150 - Income Tax Accounting
3 credits/3 contact hours
An introduction to federal taxation of the income of individuals. Tax laws are examined by means of illustrative examples and problems. Prerequisite: ACC 111

ACC 151 - Accounting Software Applications
3 credits/3 contact hours
A hands-on introduction to accounting software; topics include payroll, inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivable, job cost and point-of-sale applications. Popular software packages in the areas of tax, audit and financial statement preparation are used. Prerequisite: ACC 112

ACC 201 - Intermediate Accounting I
3 credits/3 contact hours
A comprehensive review of financial accounting principles, concepts, and procedures. Account­ing theory is emphasized in the analysis of alternatives, treatments, and procedures. Specific areas stressed are recognition of income and expense and disclosing current and future values. Prerequisite: ACC 112

ACC 204 - Managerial Accounting
3 credits/3 contact hours
The skills you will develop in this class are applicable not only to business settings but to any setting in which making good decisions is important. This course is an introduction to the concepts and practices underlying firms’ internal management information systems. The course emphasizes a user perspective and focuses on the use of internal accounting information in decision making, planning and organizational control. Students will understand basic terminology and methods of management accounting and understand the concepts underlying current practices in management accounting.
Prerequisite: ACC 112 (or may be taken concurrently)

ACC 205 - Governmental Accounting
3 credits/3 contact hours
An introduction to the fund-based theory and practice of accounting as applied to governmental enti­ties and not-for profit organizations. Various techniques are used to study fund accounting concepts; these may include the use of problem sets, case studies, computer applications, and other materials. Prerequisite: ACC 112

BUS 110 - Introduction to Business
3 credits/3 contact hours
This survey course covers the many facets of business and gives the student a general knowledge of the modern business environment. The economic, social, legal, ethical systems affecting US business­es are explored. The general concepts of business organization, management, “the people aspects” of business, together with the functions of production, marketing, accounting, and finance are investi­gated. Co-requisite: ENG 095 or appropriate Reading Placement Exam score.

BUS 113 - Introduction to Personal Finance
3 credits/3 contact hours
The skills developed in this class are applicable to personal financial management. Course materi­al involves how people spend, save, protect and invest their financial resources. Topics include tax management, personal budgeting, consumer loans, credit card management and a brief introduction to insurance concepts. Prerequisite: C or better in MAT 092 or appropriate Math Placement Exam score.

BUS 115 - Management I
3 credits/3 contact hours
Introduces some of the basic concepts of supervising other employees including directing and dele­gating work, motivating employees, monitoring and evaluating work, and building a strong work unit. The evolving and changing trends of the supervisor’s role as a member of the organization’s manage­ment team, is also discussed. Co-requisite: ENG 095 or appropriate reading Placement Exam score.

BUS 116 - Management II
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course explores the many functions involved in personnel administration, as performed by human resource department administrators and first-level managers. Multiple aspects of human resource management are explored including human resource planning, recruiting, interviewing, se­lecting, placing, training, motivating, evaluating, rewarding, and disciplining employees. Pay systems, job evaluations, and some labor-management issues are presented. Co-requisite: ENG 095 or appro­priate Reading Placement Exam score.

BUS 205 - International Business
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course will provide students with an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of interna­tional business and will explore the development of international business. Theories and methods of international trade; financing mechanism and terms used in export documentation and export finance; the effects of economics, political and cultural environment on international business and trade; impact of geography in business transactions; legal aspects of international business; and devel­oping an effective international marketing strategy will be covered. Prerequisite: BUS 110

BUS 230 - Principles of Marketing
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course introduces the student to consumer and institutional behavior patterns and the overall role of marketing in the economy. Discussion includes the analysis of theoretical marketing processes and the strategies of product development, pricing, promotion and distribution, and their applica­tions to business and the individual consumer. Prerequisite: BUS 110

BUS 244 - Business Law
3 credits/3 contact hours
The purpose of this course is to give the student a better understanding of the government regulation of business. The course describes the origins, development, and sources of law. The legal system is described, emphasizing the areas relating to the regulation of business. The major emphasis corre­sponds to public law affecting business, not traditional private law. The law concerns matters with which a business manager must deal: government, stockholders, competitors, employees, and the public. Includes discussion of contract law. Prerequisite: BUS 110

BUS 250 - Principles of Sales
3 credits/3 contact hours
Introduces the student to the basics of personal selling and serves as a preparation for a successful sales career. The course explores social and ethical issues as well as psychology, communication, and persuasion. The dynamics of prospecting for new customers and closing the sale are considered. Special­ emphasis is placed on actual sales presentation through role-playing. Students also study the role of advertising in selling a product or service. Prerequisite: BUS 110

BUS 260 - Small Business Management
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course enables the students to review and apply managerial and organizational concepts studied in previous courses to small businesses. Topics include strategic planning and development, span of control, and operational practices, culminating in the development of a comprehensive business plan. Prerequisites: BUS 110 and ACC 111.

BUS 293 - Business Administration Internship
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course provides the student an opportunity to expand their individual skill base and apply specific competencies in a real world environment. This course is designed to promote professional development by providing challenging, valuable work experience and prepare students for a future career in the field. Skills learned in the core courses will be applied while performing 135 hours at the internship site. In addition, students will be required to work with their faculty sponsor to com­plete written assignments related to the experience. Prerequisites: BUS 110, BUS 115, BUS 116, a cumulative GPA of 3.0, at least 30 credits earned in the program of study, and permission of the department chair of designee.

ECO 110 - Macroeconomics
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course is concerned with the behavior of economic aggregate, which include total output and in­come, the price levels and inflation, total employment and unemployment, economic growth, money, the banking system, and the formulation of fiscal and monetary policies in the pursuit of economic stabilization.

ECO 120 - Microeconomics
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course introduces the theory and practice of contemporary microeconomics. The primary focus of this course is on how individuals and societies deal with allocating scarce resources to satisfy the needs and wants of individual members of a society. Furthermore, the course provides better under­standing of the various economic forces that affect daily decision-making.

FIN 110 - Principles of Finance
3 credits/3 contact hours
This course is a basic introduction to the principles underlying financial institutions and financial anal­ysis. Course material includes application of time value of money concepts to valuation of financial instruments, cost of capital concepts, capital structure, dividend policy and other issues in corporate finance. Prerequisite: ACC 111

FIN 115 - Introduction to Financial Markets
3 credits/3 contact hours
Course material involves a survey of how financial markets work, with a special emphasis on U.S. markets. The course is a survey of Wall Street finance, from the financier’s point of view. Topics in­clude: Understanding stocks, how Wall Street functions, basic concepts of trading and investing, and an overview of financial instruments: growth stocks, bonds, preferred stocks, money markets, mutual funds, gold, options and technical analysis. Prerequisite: ACC 111

FIN 120 - Introduction to Money and Banking
3 credits/3 contact hours
Course material involves a survey of how the banking system works. The course is taught from the banker’s point of view. Topics include: who obtains credit, how much credit is obtainable, who is like­ly to be denied credit, credit reports, the financial structure of banks, the banking regulatory system, deposit insurance, checking, savings, commercial, residential and consumer lending. Prerequisite: ACC 111