DepartmentNumberTitle / DescriptionCredits
BusinessBA212Principles of Management

An introduction to the developments and operations of organization, fundamentals of management theory, models of human resource development, and development of management styles and techniques, planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA221Principles of Accounting I

Introduces the accounting cycle: analyzing and recording transactions, posting to ledgers, preparation of worksheets and financial statements. Also includes calculations for inventory valuation, depreciation of fixed assets, interest on notes, and payroll issues. Primary emphasis is on merchandising and service organizations. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA222Principles of Accounting II

A continuation of BA221. Principles related to accounting for partnerships and corporations addressing relevant calculations and the recording of transactions related to long-term liabilities, stocks, bonds, and income taxation. Also includes topics related to accounting for manufacturing organizations. Prerequisite: BA221. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA231Principles of Economics I - Microeconomics

Provides an introduction to the theoretical and analytical tools of economics, including but not limited to theory of demand, cost, price competition, market structures, and allocation of factors of production. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA232Principles of Economics II - Macroeconomics

Provides background for understanding modern economic and business activity. The study of national income and its measurement, determination of price levels, output, employment, money and credit, expenditures, and economic stability, government fiscal and monetary policies are included. May be taken before BA231. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA252Principles of Marketing

Introduces the field and practices of marketing. Planning, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies are viewed from economic and social foundations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or permission of the instructor. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA288/388/488Business Internship

Varying levels of internship opportunities for sophomores, juniors and seniors. Course number is based on level of responsibility of the internship. May be repeated for credit. 

Varies
BusinessBA311Organizational Behavior

Studies the behavior of individuals and groups in organizational settings. Emphasis is given to topics including personality and individual differences, perception and attribution, attitudes, motivation, job design, performance and rewards, teamwork and group processes, leadership, power and politics, and decision-making. Prerequisite: BA212. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA312Financial Management

Introduces the financing of business enterprise. Financial planning and control, analysis of alternative sources and uses of capital debt and equity, and cost of capital will be explored. Prerequisites: BA212, BA222. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA314Business Ethics

Provides an understanding of ethical problems in business. Examines the conceptual and practical implications of ethics for business conduct. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA315Management Information Systems

Provides an overview of information systems - planning, organizing, leading, and applying information technology advancements. This course has a managerial perspective that describes how IS supports business goals and functions, defines what information resources are available to the manager, and demonstrates how the manager is involved in the information development process. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA320Consumer Behavior

Enables the student to develop an awareness of various aspects of consumer motivation and behavior and provides an understanding of the influences of business and environment and ways that each affect consumer purchase decisions. Prerequisite: BA252. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA324Entrepreneurship and Business Plan Development

Focuses on the development of a business plan that identifies a market need, evaluates the financial viability of the venture, and organizes the resources to launch the business. Specific emphasis will be given to sources of funding for entrepreneurial ventures and the appropriate legal forms of a business to accompany chosen financing strategies. Prerequisite: BA357. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA330Sales Management

Deals with the totality of the sales process. This includes prospecting, relationship building, treating clients in an ethical and respectful manner, closing the sale, and servicing after the sale. The important area of management of a sales force is also presented. Prerequisite: BA252. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA331Intermediate Accounting I

Involves the intensive study of financial accounting standards, both in theory and practice, as they relate to the preparation and analysis of financial statements. Accounting problems and their impact on the financial statements are addressed in regard to current assets, fixed assets, intangible assets, liabilities, and other selected topics. Prerequisite: BA222. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA332Intermediate Accounting II

A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I. Accounting problems and their impact on the financial statements are addressed in regard to liabilities, investments, stockholders’ equity, leases, pensions, tax allocation and other selected topics. Prerequisite: BA331. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA335Operations Management

Studies issues and activities that relate to the creation of goods and services through the transformation of inputs to outputs. Topics studied include design of goods and services, process strategy, location strategies, layout strategies, project management, managing quality, supply-chain management, inventory management, and production planning. Prerequisite: MA118. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA336Advanced Managerial Finance

Studies specific financial cases and the need for ethics in finance within a system of well-established laws and industry regulation. Areas covered include cost of capital, capital structure, capital budgeting, dividend policy, financial analysis and forecasting, sales and lending practices, socially responsible investing, insider trading, hostile takeovers, and the ethics of bankruptcy. Prerequisites: BA222, BA312. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA340Managerial Accounting

Focuses on the information needs of management. The identification, measurement, accumulation, analysis, preparation, interpretation, and communication of information assist all levels of management in fulfilling organization goals. The process of gathering and analyzing this information and presenting it in a format useful to internal management is emphasized in this course. Prerequisite: BA222. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA341Money and Banking

Examines the monetary and banking system of the United States with emphasis on the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy. Prerequisites: BA231, BA232. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA357Small Business Management

Covers principles and techniques of creating and maintaining a small business enterprise and the role of the entrepreneur. Reviews accounting, personnel, marketing, management, business controls, franchising, and regulations governing small business. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA358Marketing Research

Focuses on research methodology and application of research to solving marketing problems. Prerequisites: BA252, MA118. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA360Accounting Information Systems

Develops a framework for the analysis and design of accounting information systems. Based on this framework, the objective is then to show the student how to use accounting information systems that satisfy the transaction processing reporting, decision making, and internal control requirements. Prerequisites: BA221, BA222. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA361Integrated Marketing Communications

Analyzes the numerous methods used to communicate with customers. Organizations in private and public sectors understand that the ability to communicate effectively and efficiently with their targeted audiences is critical to the long-term success of the organization. Topics such as public relations, selling, advertising, and promotion will be explored. Students will complete the design and implementation of an integrated communication plan. Prerequisite: BA252. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA411Business Law

Covers law of business regulation, contracts, and legal controls imposed in the business-society relationship. Includes study of basic contract law, Uniform Commercial Code, and appropriate legal concepts as related to business activities. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. Offered alternate.

3
BusinessBA419Federal Tax I

Addresses tax administration; income, deductions, and tax credits; treatment of gains and losses; income taxation of individuals, estate and gift taxation, and trusts. The primary focus of this course is on the fundamental issues related to the income taxation of individuals. Offered alternate.

3
BusinessBA426Human Resource Management

Studies the applied approach to human resource management and administration. The study will stress policy, current practices, future trends, and legal requirements. Specific activities covered will include recruiting, selection, training, developing, compensating, evaluating, and disciplining. Also emphasized will be changing demographics in the workforce, multiculturalism, ethics in human resources management, and other current issues. Prerequisite: BA311 or permission of the instructor. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA431Strategic Management

Integrates previous courses through the study of problems in policy formulation and implementation. The case study approach is utilized, as are discussions regarding current topics with emphasis on strategic planning. Prerequisites: BA231, BA232, BA252, BA311, and BA312. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA445Auditing

Discusses the standards and procedures of auditing accounting information and statements, internal control, verification of balance sheets and operating accounts as well as the professional and ethical responsibilities of the auditor. Prerequisite: BA222. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA460Investments

Examines the organization and function of securities markets, valuation of securities, relationship of risk to required rates of return, and portfolio construction. This is achieved by focusing on concepts and strategies applicable to individual investors and by using the tools employed by professional portfolio managers. Prerequisite: BA312. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA470Federal Tax II

Examines internal revenue code and treasury regulations with respect to taxation of organizations. Also includes coverage of tax research, planning, and compliance. Prerequisite: BA222. Offered alternate years.

3
BusinessBA471Financial Modeling

Examines the different financial analysis tools used by CEOs and CFOs as they make strategic financial decisions for organizations. Computerized software packages will be used to perform the analysis. Prerequisite: BA312. Offered varying years.

3
BusinessBA478Seminar in Leadership

A laboratory experience providing opportunity for self-development and synthesis of the major themes explored during prior courses, including social responsibility, ethics, integration of faith with practice, personal development, group process, organization and leadership. Offered annually. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor.

3
BusinessBA493
Cross listed as PS493
Seminar in Personal Financial Management

Introduces managing personal finances. Topics include investing and retirement planning, career planning, money management and budgeting, taxes, consumer credit, and purchasing strategies (home, auto, insurance). Cross-listed as PS493. Offered annually.

3
BusinessBA499Business Seminars

Covers a variety of business topics in a seminar format including such topics as economics for social workers and international business. 

3