Business Administration Curriculum

For a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a student must complete the General Requirements, Business Core Requirements, electives, and Concentration Requirements chosen from Accounting, Information Technology, Management, or Web and Mobile Development. No minor is required. A minor in another area may be earned; however, no course required in the Business Administration major can be used to satisfy a requirement in a minor. Minors in Accounting, Business Administration, Information Technology, and Management are available.

Major

A. General Education and Degree Requirements 46 SH
MAT 1233, 2023 6 SH
SUBTOTAL 52 SH
B. Core Requirements 30 SH
BUS 2323, 2523, 2533, 2543, 3013, 3023, 3113, 3223, 3513, 4213
1. Accounting Concentration
BUS 3123, 3533, 3543, 3563, 4073, 4083, 4413, 4433 24 SH
Electives (7 courses) 21 SH
2. Information Technology Concentration
BUS 2313, 2433, 3823, 4503, 4623, 4643, 4933 21 SH
Electives (8 courses) 24 SH
3. Management Concentration
BUS 3523, 3713, 3903, 4013, 4033, 4933, 3000 or 4000 Business elective course 21 SH
Electives (8 courses) 24 SH
4. Web and Mobile Development Concentration
BUS 1283, 1293, 2283, 2313, 3283, 3293, 3513, 3823, 4213 27 SH
Electives (8 courses) 24 SH
TOTAL 127 SH

Minor

A. Accounting 21 SH
BUS 1063, 2513, 2533, 2543, 3533, 3543, 4413
B. Information Technology 18 SH
BUS 2313, 2433, 4623; then pick (3) classes from: BUS 3823, 4003, 4503, 4643, 4933
C. Management 21 SH
BUS 1063, 2513, 2533, 2543, 3013, 3113, 4213
D. Business Administration 18 SH
BUS 2513, 2533, 3013; then select three (3) courses, two of which are at the 3000 level or above. BUS 1063 and BUS 2323 may not be counted toward minor requirements. Students majoring in Business may not select the Business Administration Minor.

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Accounting Concentration

First Year

COR 1012 2 SH
ENG 1013, 1023 6 SH
MAT 1213, 1233 6 SH
History (2 courses) 6 SH
Biblical Perspectives 3 SH
Fine Arts 3 SH
Social Science 3 SH
BUS 2323 3 SH
TOTAL 32 SH

Second Year

COR 2012 2 SH
BUS 2513 3 SH
BUS 2523 3 SH
BUS 2533, 2543 6 SH
Literature 3 SH
Laboratory Science 4 SH
MAT 2023 3 SH
COM 1023 3 SH
Electives (2 courses) 6 SH
TOTAL 33 SH

Third Year

COR 2002 2 SH
COR 2001 1 SH
BUS 3013 3 SH
BUS 3023 3 SH
BUS 3113 3 SH
BUS 3123 3 SH
BUS 3513 3 SH
BUS 3533, 3543 6 SH
Electives (2 courses) 6 SH
TOTAL 30 SH

Fourth Year

COR 3012 2 SH
BUS 3223 3 SH
BUS 3563 3 SH
BUS 4073 3 SH
BUS 4083 3 SH
BUS 4213 3 SH
BUS 4413 3 SH
BUS 4433 3 SH
Electives (3 courses) 9 SH
TOTAL 32 SH

Course Descriptions

BUS 2323 Personal Computers
Use and apply current word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software. (Fall and Spring)

BUS 2513 Principles of Macroeconomics
Study of basic economics including national income analysis, employment theory, fiscal policy, and banking. (Every Fall)

BUS 2523 Principles of Microeconomics
Study of production costs, price theory, domestic and international problems. (Every Spring)

BUS 2533 Principles of Accounting I
Basic accounting including accounting cycle development and statement preparation. Study of cash, receivables, notes, inventories, and plant assets. (Every Fall)

BUS 2543 Principles of Accounting II
Continuation of BUS 2533. Study of partnership and corporation accounting and statement analysis. Survey of cost accounting and budgeting. Prerequisite: BUS 2533. (Every Spring)

BUS 3013 Principles of Management
Study of organizational management. Primary emphasis is placed on analysis of theory, principles of sound business practice, organizational structure, and managerial functions. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (Every Fall)

BUS 3023 Principles of Marketing
Study of manufacturing, wholesale, and retail enterprises marketing functions. Analyses of sales management and marketing philosophies and institutions. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (Every Fall)

BUS 3113 Legal Environment of Business
Study the U.S. legal system, laws, civil procedure, contracts, government regulation, and agency. (Every Fall)

BUS 3123 Business Law
Designed toward the law section of the CPA exam. Includes items related to the Uniform Commercial Code. (Every Spring)

BUS 3513 Business Finance
Principles and methods of financing business organizations. Prerequisite: BUS 2543. (Every Spring)

BUS 3533 Intermediate Accounting I
Preparation of balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements. Problems in cash, receivables, inventories, plant assets, liabilities, capital stock, and retained earnings. Prerequisite: BUS 2543. (Every Fall)

BUS 3543 Intermediate Accounting II
Continuation of BUS 3533. Prerequisite: BUS 3533. (Every Spring)

BUS 3223 Business Communication
A study of the types of communication required to function effectively in the business environment. Topics include writing strategies, effective business communication, presentation skills, and employment preparation. (Every Fall)

BUS 3563 Cost Accounting
Cost gathering for inventory pricing and determining income. Planning and control cost behavior concepts. Job order, process cost systems, standard costs, and budgeting. Prerequisite: BUS 2543. (Every Fall)

BUS 4073 Auditing
Auditing standards, professional ethics, audit program, working paper techniques, internal controls, substantive tests, and audit reports. Prerequisite: BUS 3543. (Every Spring)

BUS 4083 Income Taxes
Income tax legislation and taxable income concepts for individuals. Prerequisite: BUS 2543. (Every Spring)

BUS 4213 Business Policy and Strategy
A capstone course focusing on the practical application of management principles to administrative and organizational problems. Emphasis on managerial decision making and integration of core content through case studies. Prerequisite: SR Standing. (Every Spring)

BUS 4413 Accounting Information Systems
Use of accounting software and study of modules including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. Prerequisite: BUS 3543. (Every Fall)

BUS 4433 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting
A study of accounting in state and local governmental organizations and in not for-profit organizations. Includes a computer practice set. Prerequisite: BUS 2543. (Every Fall)

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Information Technology Concentration

First Year

COR 1012 2 SH
ENG 1013, 1023 6 SH
MAT 1213, 1233 6 SH
History 3 SH
Biblical Perspectives 3 SH
Literature 3 SH
Fine Arts 3 SH
BUS 2323 3 SH
TOTAL 29 SH

Second Year

COR 2012 2 SH
BUS 2313 3 SH
BUS 2433 3 SH
BUS 2513 3 SH
BUS 2523 3 SH
BUS 2533, 2543 6 SH
Laboratory Science 4 SH
MAT 2023 3 SH
Electives (2 courses) 6 SH
TOTAL 33 SH

Third Year

COR 2002 2 SH
COR 2001 1 SH
BUS 3013 3 SH
BUS 3023 3 SH
BUS 3113 3 SH
BUS 3823 3 SH
COM 1023 3 SH
Social Science 3 SH
History 3 SH
Electives (3 courses) 9 SH
TOTAL 33 SH

Fourth Year

COR 3012 2 SH
BUS 3223 3 SH
BUS 3513 3 SH
BUS 4503 3 SH
BUS 4623 3 SH
BUS 4643 3 SH
BUS 4933 3 SH
BUS 4213 3 SH
Electives (3 courses) 9 SH
TOTAL 32 SH

Course Descriptions

BUS 2323 Personal Computers
Use and apply current word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software. (Fall and Spring)

BUS 2313 Program Design and Development
Basic terminology/application of computer concepts, followed by introduction to structured flowcharting and structured programming. (Every Fall)

BUS 2433 Visual Basic
Introduction course in the use of an event-driven, procedural programming tool for developing graphical user interface (GUI) applications. (Every Spring)

BUS 2513 Principles of Macroeconomics
Study of basic economics including national income analysis, employment theory, fiscal policy, and banking. (Every Fall)

BUS 2523 Principles of Microeconomics
Study of production costs, price theory, domestic and international problems. (Every Spring)

BUS 2533 Principles of Accounting I
Basic accounting including accounting cycle development and statement preparation. Study of cash, receivables, notes, inventories, and plant assets. (Every Fall)

BUS 2543 Principles of Accounting II
Continuation of BUS 2533. Study of partnership and corporation accounting and statement analysis. Survey of cost accounting and budgeting. Prerequisite: BUS 2533. (Every Spring)

BUS 3013 Principles of Management
Study of organizational management. Primary emphasis is placed on analysis of theory, principles of sound business practice, organizational structure, and managerial functions. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (Every Fall)

BUS 3023 Principles of Marketing
Study of manufacturing, wholesale, and retail enterprises marketing functions. Analyses of sales management and marketing philosophies and institutions. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (Every Fall)

BUS 3113 Legal Environment of Business
Study the U.S. legal system, laws, civil procedure, contracts, government regulation, and agency. (Every Fall)

BUS 3823 Database Concepts
Study database terminology, physical design and types of database structures, data modeling, DBMS, and DBMS selection. (Alternating Fall)

BUS 3223 Business Communication
A study of the types of communication required to function effectively in the business environment. Topics include writing strategies, effective business communication, presentation skills, and employment preparation. (Every Fall)

BUS 3513 Business Finance
Principles and methods of financing business organizations. Prerequisite: BUS 2543. (Every Spring)

BUS 4501/4502/4503 Special Topics in Business
Study, research, and analysis of topics for more in-depth knowledge and understanding. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing and Instructor’s Permission. (Fall and Spring)

BUS 4623 Data Communications
Study data communications of modern information systems and data transmission concepts. Prerequisite: BUS 2313 and another programming language. (Alternating Spring)

BUS 4643 Internet Technologies
History of the Internet, business and educational uses, hardware and software applications, programming languages, and Webpage design and development. (Alternating Fall)

BUS 4933 Management Information Systems
Managerial decision making and related information processing concepts, data collection, analysis for MIS design and operation. Prerequisite: BUS 2323 and JR/SR Standing. (Spring)

BUS 4213 Business Policy and Strategy
A capstone course focusing on the practical application of management principles to administrative and organizational problems. Emphasis on managerial decision making and integration of core content through case studies. Prerequisite: SR Standing. (Every Spring)

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Management Concentration

First Year

COR 1012 2 SH
ENG 1013, 1023 6 SH
MAT 1213, 1233 6 SH
History (2 courses) 6 SH
Biblical Perspectives 3 SH
Fine Arts 3 SH
Social Science 3 SH
BUS 2323 3 SH
TOTAL 32 SH

Second Year

COR 2012 2 SH
BUS 2513 3 SH
BUS 2523 3 SH
BUS 2533, 2543 6 SH
Literature 3 SH
Laboratory Science 4 SH
MAT 2023 3 SH
Electives (2 courses) 6 SH
TOTAL 30 SH

Third Year

COR 2002 2 SH
COR 2001 1 SH
BUS 3013 3 SH
BUS 3023 3 SH
BUS 3113 3 SH
BUS 3513 3 SH
BUS 3523 3 SH
BUS 3713 3 SH
COM 1023 3 SH
Electives (3 courses) 9 SH
TOTAL 33 SH

Fourth Year

COR 3012 2 SH
BUS 3223 3 SH
BUS 3903 3 SH
BUS 4013 3 SH
BUS 4033 3 SH
BUS 4213 3 SH
BUS 4933 3 SH
Business Elective
(3000-4000)
3 SH
Electives (3 courses) 9 SH
TOTAL 32 SH

Course Descriptions

BUS 2323 Personal Computers
Use and apply current word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software. (Fall and Spring)

BUS 2513 Principles of Macroeconomics
Study of basic economics including national income analysis, employment theory, fiscal policy, and banking. (Every Fall)

BUS 2523 Principles of Microeconomics
Study of production costs, price theory, domestic and international problems. (Every Spring)

BUS 2533 Principles of Accounting I
Basic accounting including accounting cycle development and statement preparation. Study of cash, receivables, notes, inventories, and plant assets. (Every Fall)

BUS 2543 Principles of Accounting II
Continuation of BUS 2533. Study of partnership and corporation accounting and statement analysis. Survey of cost accounting and budgeting. Prerequisite: BUS 2533. (Every Spring)

BUS 3013 Principles of Management
Study of organizational management. Primary emphasis is placed on analysis of theory, principles of sound business practice, organizational structure, and managerial functions. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (Every Fall)

BUS 3023 Principles of Marketing
Study of manufacturing, wholesale, and retail enterprises marketing functions. Analyses of sales management and marketing philosophies and institutions. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (Every Fall)

BUS 3113 Legal Environment of Business
Study the U.S. legal system, laws, civil procedure, contracts, government regulation, and agency. (Every Fall)

BUS 3513 Business Finance
Principles and methods of financing business organizations. Prerequisite: BUS 2543. (Every Spring)

BUS 3713 Organizational Theory and Behavior
Analysis of administrative processes of organization types, organizational behavior, and managing individuals and groups. Prerequisite: BUS 3013 or Instructor’s Permission. (Every Spring)

BUS 3223 Business Communication
A study of the types of communication required to function effectively in the business environment. Topics include writing strategies, effective business communication, presentation skills, and employment preparation. (Every Fall)

BUS 3903 Business Ethics
This upper level course is included in the core curriculum for Business majors with a Management concentration, and offered as an elective to students from other concentrations and majors. In this course, business ethics are examined in the context of human behavior and marketplace issues. Classic viewpoints are presented, as well as contemporary application to the current business environment. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing. (Fall)

BUS 4013 Quantitative Methods for Management
Business problems with spatial and time-variant elements are modeled and analyzed. Prerequisite: MAT 2023 and SR Standing. (Every Fall)

BUS 4033 Human Resources Management
Study of theories and personnel policies. Emphasizes hiring employees, increasing job satisfaction, and improving productivity. Prerequisite: BUS 3013. (Every Spring)

BUS 4213 Business Policy and Strategy
A capstone course focusing on the practical application of management principles to administrative and organizational problems. Emphasis on managerial decision making and integration of core content through case studies. Prerequisite: SR Standing. (Every Spring)

BUS 4933 Management Information Systems
Managerial decision making and related information processing concepts, data collection, analysis for MIS design and operation. Prerequisite: BUS 2323 and JR/SR Standing. (Spring)

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Web and Mobile Development Concentration

First Year

COR 1012 2 SH
ENG 1013, 1023 6 SH
MAT 1213, 1233 6 SH
COR 2001 1 SH
COR 2002 2 SH
BUS 1283 3 SH
BUS 1293 3 SH
BUS 2323 3 SH
Biblical Perspectives 3 SH
TOTAL 29 SH

Second Year

COR 2012 2 SH
BUS 2283 3 SH
BUS 2313 3 SH
BUS 2513 3 SH
BUS 2523 3 SH
BUS 2533, 2543 6 SH
MAT 2023 3 SH
Laboratory Science 4 SH
History (2 courses) 6 SH
TOTAL 33 SH

Third Year

COR 3012 2 SH
BUS 3013 3 SH
BUS 3023 3 SH
BUS 3113 3 SH
BUS 3513 3 SH
BUS 3823 3 SH
COM 1023 3 SH
Fine Arts 3 SH
Electives (3 courses) 9 SH
TOTAL 32 SH

Fourth Year

BUS 3223 3 SH
BUS 3283 3 SH
BUS 3293 3 SH
BUS 4213 3 SH
Literature 3 SH
Social Science 3 SH
Electives (5 courses) 15 SH
TOTAL 33 SH

Course Descriptions

BUS 1283 Introduction to Web Development I
This course will focus on HTML5 and CSS web design with a brief introduction into JavaScript. Students will learn about web development/design practices, gain a brief history of the technology that powers the web and build practical websites through the semester. (Alternating Fall)

BUS 1293 Introduction to Web Development II
This course will expand on the information learned in Introduction to BUS 1283 Web Development I and focus more on JavaScript and jQuery. It will also include a brief introduction to mobile development. (Alternating Spring)

BUS 2323 Personal Computers
Use and apply current word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software. (Fall and Spring)

BUS 2283 Advanced Web Application Development
This course will focus on web development using the PHP programming language. Students will develop advanced web applications and dynamic websites that combine PHP with previously learned HTML5 and JavaScript skills, as well as use a database environment with the MySQL database engine. (Alternating Spring)

BUS 2313 Program Design and Development
Basic terminology/application of computer concepts, followed by introduction to structured flowcharting and structured programming. (Every Fall)

BUS 2513 Principles of Macroeconomics
Study of basic economics including national income analysis, employment theory, fiscal policy, and banking. (Every Fall)

BUS 2523 Principles of Microeconomics
Study of production costs, price theory, domestic and international problems. (Every Spring)

BUS 2533 Principles of Accounting I
Basic accounting including accounting cycle development and statement preparation. Study of cash, receivables, notes, inventories, and plant assets. (Every Fall)

BUS 2543 Principles of Accounting II
Continuation of BUS 2533. Study of partnership and corporation accounting and statement analysis. Survey of cost accounting and budgeting. Prerequisite: BUS 2533. (Every Spring)

BUS 3013 Principles of Management
Study of organizational management. Primary emphasis is placed on analysis of theory, principles of sound business practice, organizational structure, and managerial functions. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (Every Fall)

BUS 3023 Principles of Marketing
Study of manufacturing, wholesale, and retail enterprises marketing functions. Analyses of sales management and marketing philosophies and institutions. Prerequisite: JR Standing. (Every Fall)

BUS 3113 Legal Environment of Business
Study the U.S. legal system, laws, civil procedure, contracts, government regulation, and agency. (Every Fall)

BUS 3513 Business Finance
Principles and methods of financing business organizations. Prerequisite: BUS 2543. (Every Spring)

BUS 3823 Database Concepts
Study database terminology, physical design and types of database structures, data modeling, DBMS, and DBMS selection. (Alternating Fall)

BUS 3223 Business Communication
A study of the types of communication required to function effectively in the business environment. Topics include writing strategies, effective business communication, presentation skills, and employment preparation. (Every Fall)

BUS 3283 Mobile Development – HTML5
This course will start putting everything together that students have learned in previous courses and begin applying this knowledge to mobile development that will allow them to create applications and website that function on whatever device the user may use. BUS 3283 builds on the concepts taught in the previous courses. Prerequisite: BUS 3823 (Alternating Fall)

BUS 3293 Advanced Mobile Development
This course builds upon BUS 3283 Introduction to Mobile Development and allows students to build advanced mobile applications through the continued use of HTML5, CSS3, PHP, and introduces the use of Node.js with MongoDB to provide a more robust mobile experience. Students will also use the Apache Cordova framework that will allow them to transfer web applications to native applications for iOS and Android. Prerequisite: BUS 3283 (Alternating Spring)

BUS 4213 Business Policy and Strategy
A capstone course focusing on the practical application of management principles to administrative and organizational problems. Emphasis on managerial decision making and integration of core content through case studies. Prerequisite: SR Standing. (Every Spring)

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BUS 1063 Introduction to Business
Introduction to all types of business, organization, structure, legal aspects, and management operations. (Every Spring)

BUS 2603 Personal Finance
Introduction to consumer finance, focusing on basic principles and techniques used to manage income and assets to achieve personal financial goals. Major areas of study include individual budgets, personal financial planning, taxes, credit management, insurance, personal investments, and planning for retirement. (Every Fall)

BUS 3033 International Business
This upper-level business elective examines the benefits, intricacies, and pitfalls of participating in the global business environment. Special attention is given to the divergences in international cultures, economic, political, and legal systems that create the special challenges facing companies engaging in international business strategies. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing. (Alternating Spring)

BUS 3133 Entrepreneurship
This upper-level business elective explores the development and role of entrepreneurs in the global business environment, with special focus on practical applications useful to potential entrepreneurs. Studies will include understanding the relationship between innovation and entrepreneurship, development of a viable entrepreneurial business plan, and success and failure stories from real world participants. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing. (Alternating Spring)

BUS 3203 Public Relations (same as COM 3203)
Overview of the history of public relations in American society. Study of theories and methods involved in successful communication between organizations and their publics. (Every Year)

BUS 3243 Advertising and Promotions (Same as COM 3243)
A comprehensive examination of the research, planning and production required to create and evaluate advertising campaigns. Attention is given to the interrelationship among advertising creative strategy, management issues and message impact. Prerequisite: BUS 3023. (On Demand)

BUS 3333 Visual C++
Software development using object-oriented C++ programming. Prerequisite: BUS 2313 or Instructor’s Permission. (On Demand)

BUS 3343 Advanced Visual C++
Software development using object-oriented C++ programming. Prerequisite: BUS 3333. (On Demand)

BUS 3613 Money and Banking
Functions of money, monetary systems, credit, banking, the Federal Reserve System, investments, and monetary policy. Prerequisite: BUS 2523. (Every Fall)

BUS 4003 Information Technology Internship
Prerequisite: Computer experience and instructor’s permission. (Fall and Spring)

BUS 4113 Internet Marketing (Same as COM 4113)
This course provides an introduction to internet marketing, framing the market opportunity, marketing strategy in internet marketing, drafting the customer interface, designing the marketing program, branding, pricing, promotion, public relations, designing the market space matrix and evaluating the marketing program. (On Demand)

BUS 4423 Topics in Marketing Communication (same as COM 4423)
Students will engage in class instruction, research and writing projects to develop more in-depth knowledge and understanding in a specialized area of marketing communication. (On Demand)

BUS 4511/4512/4513 Directed Study in Business
A specialized study for qualified students. Prerequisite: JR/SR Standing and Instructor’s Permission. (On Demand)

BUS 4551/4552/4553 Business Internship
Prerequisite: Instructor’s Permission. (On Demand)

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