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Courses for the Business Administration Major

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, or Management. 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. 
 

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 ACCOUNTING CONCENTRATION ADVISING RECOMMENDATIONS

 First Year 
Freshman Seminar 1 SH
ENG 1013, 1023 6 SH
MAT 1213, 1233 6 SH
History 3 SH
Christian Studies 6 SH
ESS 1351 1 SH
Fine Arts 3 SH
BUS 2323 3 SH
General Ed Electives 3 SH
Total 32 SH
 Second Year
Social Science 3 SH
BUS 2523 3 SH
BUS 2533, 2543 6 SH
Literature 3 SH
Science with Lab 4 SH
MAT 2023 3 SH
COM 1023 3 SH
Electives 6 SH
Total 31 SH
 Third Year 
BUS 3013 3 SH
BUS 3023 3 SH
BUS 3113, 3123 6 SH
BUS 3513 3 SH
BUS 3533, 3543 6 SH
BUS 3563 3 SH
HEA 2003 3 SH
ELECTIVES 6 SH
Total 33 SH
 Fourth Year
BUS 3223 3 SH
BUS 4073 3 SH
BUS 4083 3 SH
BUS 4213 3 SH
BUS 4133 3 SH
BUS 4433 3 SH
General Ed Electives 3 SH
Electives 9 SH
Total 30 SH

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONCENTRATION ADVISING RECOMMENDATIONS

 First Year 
Freshman Seminar 1 SH
ENG 1013, 1023 6 SH
MAT 1213, 1233 3 SH
History 6 SH
Christian Studies 6 SH
ESS 1351 1 SH
BUS 2323 3 SH
General Ed Elective 3 SH
Total 29 SH
 Second Year
BUS 2433 3 SH
BUS 2433 3 SH
Social Science 3 SH
BUS 2523 3 SH
BUS 2533, 2543 6 SH
Science with Lab 4 SH
Literature 3 SH
MAT 2023 3 SH
Electives 6 SH
Total 34 SH
 Third Year 
BUS 3013 3 SH
BUS 3023 3 SH
BUS 3113 3 SH
BUS 3823 3 SH
BUS 4503 3 SH
HEA 2003 3 SH
COM 1023 3 SH
General Ed Electives 3 SH
Electives 9 SH
Total 33 SH
 Fourth Year
BUS 3223 3 SH
BUS 3513 3 SH
BUS 4213 3 SH
BUS 4623 3 SH
BUS 4643 3 SH
BUS 4933 3 SH
History 3 SH
Electives 9 SH
Total 30 SH

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MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION ADVISING RECOMMENDATIONS

 First Year 
Freshman Seminar 1 SH
ENG 1013, 1023 6 SH
HEA 2003 3 SH
MAT 1213, 1233 6 SH
BUS 2323 3 SH
ESS 1351 1 SH
Fine Arts 3 SH
History 3 SH
Electives 6 SH
Total 32 SH
 Second Year
Social Science 3 SH
BUS 2523 3 SH
BUS 2533, 2543 6 SH
COM 1023 3 SH
Christian Studies 3 SH
Literature 3 SH
Science with Lab 4 SH
General Ed Elective 3 SH
Electives 3 SH
Total 31 SH
 Third Year 
BUS 3013 3 SH
BUS 3023 3 SH
BUS 3113 3 SH
BUS 3513 3 SH
BUS 3713 3 SH
MAT 2023 3 SH
Christian Studies 3 SH
General Ed Electives 6 SH
Electives 6 SH
Total 33 SH
 Fourth Year
BUS 3223 3 SH
BUS 3903 3 SH
BUS 4013 3 SH
BUS 4033 3 SH
BUS 4213 3 SH
BUS 4933 3 SH
BUS Elective 3 SH
Electives 9 SH
Total 30 SH

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Course Descriptions

BUS 1063 Introduction to Business
Introduction to all types of business, organization, structure, legal aspects, and management operations. (Every 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 2323 Personal Computers
Use and apply current word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and database software. (Fall and Spring)


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 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 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)

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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 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 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 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. (Alternating 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)81


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. (Every Year)


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)

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


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 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 3823 Database Concepts
Study database terminology, physical design and types of database structures, data modeling, DBMS, and DBMS selection. (Alternating 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 4003 Information Technology Internship
See Criteria for Internships on p. 145. Prerequisite: Computer experience and instructor’s permission. (Fall and Spring)


BUS 4013 Quantitative Methods for Management
Business problems with spatial and time-variant elements are modeled and 82 analyzed. Prerequisite: MAT 2023 and SR Standing. (Every Fall)

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


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 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
See Criteria for Internships on p. 145. Prerequisite: Instructor’s Permission. (On Demand)83


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 an

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