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What our faculty share in common is a passion for ensuring the progress of every single one of their students. They care deeply about opening the doors of your mind as well as about opening professional doors for you that lead to successful careers. They are fearless about thinking outside the box and tireless about finding new, innovative ways to ensure you gain the professional skills to make you a successful, inspiring, and ethical professional and leader.
These courses are designed for you to gain a broad and deep knowledge of your field. By the time you graduate, you’ll be familiar with the theories that drive our economy, but you’ll also have the hands-on skills to get to work.
BU 201 Business Law I. An introduction to the history of law and the American legal system is presented along with a discussion of the law of torts, court practice and contracts, agency, partnerships and corporations. Problem solving is learned through the analysis of case studies. A mock trial will be conducted which will emphasize human behavior and verbal and written communication. Ethical issues will also be addressed. Aesthetically, films will be shown which speak to the respective legal issues. Sophomore standing is required. Offered fall and spring semesters.
BU 202 Business Law II. The course will deal with commercial law, employment law and property law. Commercial law topics will be comprised of the UCC, sales contracts, warranties, commercial paper and secured transactions. Employment law topics will speak to selection, termination and discrimination. Property law topics will include real estate transactions, landlord and tenant relations, mortgages, forms of ownership, insurance, bailments, bankruptcy, will and trusts. A mock trial will be conducted which will emphasize human behavior and verbal and written communication. Ethical issues will also be addressed. Aesthetically, films will be shown which speak to the respective legal issues. Sophomore standing is required. Offered fall and spring semesters.
BU 211(I) International Business. A survey of various environmental, operational and strategic issues facing managers and their organizations operating across national borders is studied. The course examines how economic, political and cultural factors affect the management of international businesses. Topics include: trade issues; international monetary system; political risk management; international strategy; international financial, marketing and human resource management. Prerequisites: Economics 101 or 102. Offered fall and spring semesters.
BU 260 Excel for the Business Professional. Students will learn how to use Microsoft Excel and Acess as well as the other components of the Office Suite to create worksheets and charts. Various ways of formatting and how to effectively use formulas and functions in a variety of business scenarios will be stressed. Exploration of what-if analysis and work with multiple worksheets and workbooks will enhance their overall business acumen. Financial functions, database tables and amortization schedules will be included in the course work. Other tools which will be incorporated are trend lines, pivot tables, pivot chart reports and slicers. Formula auditing, data validation and complex problem solving will be included in a semester project. Lastly mastery of macros and visual basic applications (VBA) will round out the Excel immersion. BU 260 must be taken the first semester the major is declared, provided the student has not yet taken CS 106. Students who have not taken CS 106 already are required to take BU 260 immediately.
BU 286 Follow the Money. The ethics, morals, greed, fraud and power of big Business and Money. This course will follow the flow of money, from an insider’s perspective, beginning in 1970 continuing to the present. Investigation of major economic and financial dislocations that occurred both domestically and globally will culminate with the Great Recession of 2007-2008. Topics include the dot.com bubble, Enron, Fannie Mae, Long Term Capital, Mexican bailout, Asian contagion, Sub Prime Mortgage meltdown and the Madoff scandal.
BU 397 Internship. A faculty supervised part-time practical work experience in the fields of accounting, business administration, and/ or economics. Students will submit written reports of accomplishments and performance on job training, and an assessment of the job itself. Prerequisites: Completion of 6 classes: AC 101, MA 108 or MA 119, BU 260, MG 201, EC 101 or 102 and 200 level of the major, GPA of 2.75. Sophomore standing and permission of the department chair are required. Host job description is required; students will not be able to register if they have any ‘holds’; it is the student’s responsibility to acknowledge and cure any ‘holds’ prior to registration. Offered fall and spring semesters and in summer session.
BU 400 Senior Reflective Tutorial. This course allows students the opportunity to complete a field-based, real-world experience, promoting them to reflect on their practical training within the field of business. Issues pertaining to all aspects of professional development are discussed in weekly RFT sessions, with particular emphasis on the challenges of the transition from student to civic-minded professional. Senior standing is required. Prerequisites: Management 201, Marketing 201, Finance 201. Offered fall and spring semesters.
BU 401 Business Policy and Strategy. A study of the establishment of organizational objectives and the implementation of strategies and policies to achieve these goals and to meet changing conditions. An integral part of the course is the use of a large scale Capstone simulation, where participants work as a team to run a fictitious diversified organization. Various decision making techniques are analyzed in the areas of Total Quality Management and Human Resources. The functions, skills and leadership roles of top level executives are examined. Case studies. Senior standing is required. Prerequisites: Management 201, Marketing 201, Finance 201. Offered fall and spring semesters.
BU 531 Global Perspectives in Business. An explanation of the dynamic global business environment and how corporations can effectively function on a global scale. The course will discuss various current global issues, look at corporate examples, and visit firms on a field trip to another country to gain first-hand insight into the global business setting. Topics include globalization, cultural influences on consumer behavior, and European economic integration. Offered as required.
BU 591 Special Topics in Business Administration. This course includes a discussion and analysis of problems and topics not covered in regular course work. The specific content of the course is flexible in response to student and departmental interests. Enrollment requires junior or senior status in the major and fulfillment of such prerequisites as are established by the department and the instructor. Fulfills requirements at the 300 or 400 level. Offered as required. Students should consult the department chair.
BU 593 Independent Study. Supervised independent research projects developed by the student, with faculty advisement. Restricted to advanced majors. Offered fall and spring semesters.
AC 101 Financial Accounting I. An elementary course in accounting. Development of the fundamentals of accounting, mastering elementary accounting equations, journalizing, posting, taking trial balances, closing entries, work sheets, financial statements, accruals, deferred items, reversals, special journals, columnar books, controlling accounts, and business papers. Computer applications will be emphasized. Offered fall and spring semesters.
AC 102 Financial Accounting II. Topics to be covered include depreciation methods for plant and equipment, current and long-term liabilities, payroll accounting, partnerships and corporations, installment notes payable, bonds, and statement of changes in financial position. Taxes will be discussed to the extent applicable. Computer applications will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Accounting 101. Offered fall and spring semesters.
AC 201 Managerial Accounting. A course dealing with the fundamentals of management accounting. Attention is given to job order, process, and standard cost procedures; cost volume profit analysis, budgeting and standard costs. Ample problem work is assigned to supplement lectures and textbook study in order to aid the manager with respect to pricing and product strategies. Prerequisite: Accounting 101. Offered fall semesters.
AC 211 Intermediate Accounting. This course covers financial accounting, basic theory, and the recognition and measurement of current and long-term assets for corporations. It includes a review of the accounting process, analysis of the four basic financial statements, the time value of money, and various valuations (along with depreciation and depletion). Prerequisites: Accounting 101, 102. Offered spring semester.
AC 401 Auditing. A study of the application of auditing principles and procedures, designed primarily for students who may enter public or private practice. Students are required to complete all phases of an independent audit, including a long-form report. Relationships with clients and associates, ethics of the profession, and related topics are discussed. Prerequisites: Accounting 101, 102, 211. Offered spring semester.
AC 411 Federal Taxes. This course is designed to provide a basic working knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code with regard to individual, partnership, corporation, and fiduciary income taxes. Prerequisites: Accounting 101, 102 or their equivalents and senior class standing. Offered fall semester.
FI 201 Principles of Finance (Business core). The basic tools and methods of financial analysis and decision making are introduced to all business majors. A general study of financial management to include time value of money, measurement of risk and return, analysis of financial statements and capital structure. Introduction to use of financial calculator and Excel functions such as present/future value, annuity valuation, stock and bond valuation and financial ratio analysis. All subsequent courses in finance build upon this base; the course serves as a prerequisite to all additional courses in the finance program. Prereq:EC 101 or 102, AC101. AC102 recommended. Offered: Fall and Spring semesters
FI 311 Managerial Finance (Finance concentration requirement). Financial analysis, techniques and principles are applied to corporate planning and control. Topics include capital budgeting, valuation, determination of cost of capital, risk/return tradeoff and profitability. Financial calculator and Excel functions utilized in all facets of corporate planning and control. Prerequisites: Finance 201. AC 102 recommended. Offered fall semesters.
FI 313 Investments. A fundamental introduction to the markets for securities and investments of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, derivatives and other marketable securities; and analysis of investment risk and the efficient market hypothesis will also be covered. Topics include investment objectives, determinants of investment value, investment choices, valuation of securities and personal investment administration. The course will utilize Excel for developing investments modeling such as asset pricing and valuation, company analysis, differentiating between a security’s systematic and unsystematic portion of risk and bond valuations. Prerequisites: Finance 201 and Mathematics 108. Offered in Fall semester of even years.
FI 411 International Corporate Finance. A global approach to financial management. Topics include: financial structure in global markets; managing exchange rate risks and hedging with cash derivatives; international capital budgeting; and international arbitrage and parity. Financial calculator and Excel functions utilized in all facets of international corporate finance decision making. Prerequisite: Finance 201, Business Administration 211. Offered spring semesters.
FI 412 Portfolio Theory. A fundamental approach to the development and techniques of modern portfolio theory. Topics include options, commodities, mutual funds, capital asset pricing model, risk, diversification and portfolio management. This course will provide students with a strong understanding of the key concepts in portfolio theory, the importance of risk and return, diversification, portfolio performance management and benchmarking strategies, the Capital Asset Pricing Model and Beta. Techniques include utilization of Excel in developing portfolio measurements such as the Sharpe Ratio, weighted-average returns, Value At Risk, and estimating the Minimum Variance Portfolio, Capital and Security Market Lines. Prerequisite: Finance 312. Offered spring semester of odd years.
FI 413 Money, Credit, and Financial Institutions. Analyze financial institutions with particular emphasis on commercial and central banking. Examine the role of financial markets and institutions in the economy, and the effects of the Federal Reserves monetary and regulatory policies. The course focuses on the workings of various financial markets and how financial institutions and other users interact with financial markets. Topics include interest rates, money and capital markets, innovations in capital markets, credit risk and asset and liability management in the context of financial regulation. Prerequisite: Financial 201. Offered in Fall semester of odd years.
FI 414 Working Capital Management. Exposure to corporate decisions in restructuring and managing working capital and assessing the risks and returns of corporate decisions. Topics include management of short-term assets and liabilities, financial statement analysis, planning, budgeting and bankruptcy. Financial calculator and Excel functions utilized in all facets of working capital decision making. Prerequisite: Financial 201. Offered in Spring of even years.
MG 201 Management. This course introduces students to various perspectives of management theory and practice. Managerial functions, activities and behaviors are examined. Specific topics include: leadership, motivation, planning, production management, decision making, organizing, communication and management ethics. Prerequisites: Accounting 101 and Economics 101 or Economics 102. Offered fall and spring semesters.
MG 201L Management Lab. This course will utilize an online simulation in a team setting where students will manage a business enterprise over an eight-year virtual period. The simulation will be a real time competition that will enhance practical application of management practices while exposing the students to financial statement structure, allocation of scarce resources while balancing customer demand. The lab will meet for 90 minutes per week. Co-requisite: MG 201. Offered fall and spring semesters.
MG 301 Organizational Behavior. A study of organizational behavior as it pertains to interpersonal relations and group dynamics. Topics include: organizational structure and development, communication, motivation, and evaluation. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing; Management 201. Offered fall semester.
MG 311 Strategic Human Resource Management. This course examines the new and expanded role of the human resource function in organizations. The impact of workforce diversity will be emphasized throughout the course, as well as how human resources are linked with organizational strategy. Specific topics include: recruitment, selection, training and development, and compensation. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing; Management 201. Offered fall semester
MG 313 Entrepreneurship. Course focuses on a variety of issues related to entrepreneurs; problems and opportunities in getting new businesses started including sources of capital and how new products and services are developed; how entrepreneurs help the overall economy; personality traits and characteristics associated with entrepreneurs; why entrepreneurs often fail; analysis of great entrepreneurs. Prerequisites: Management 201. Offered fall semester.
MG 333 (D) Workforce Diversity in Organizations. Course examines various diversity issues facing organizations, including cultural, gender and race, and how management has responded. The effects of globalization and demographic and legal changes have resulted in a greater awareness of diversity issues facing organizations. Various management skills, training programs, and global business perspectives in dealing with diversity will be explored. Offered spring semester.
MG 411 Information Technology Management. This course is an engaging introduction to how managers use Information Systems (IS) to solve business problems. Students will learn about IS by channeling through relevant business examples designed to help all business students become better problem-solvers and business professionals. Via the internet, students will discover how industries use the newest technological innovations to compile, maintain and analyze the most up-to-date data so that every aspect of the organization functions efficiently and effectively. Prerequisites: Management 201, Computer Applications C106. Offered in spring semester of odd-numbered years. Prerequisite: BU 260.
MG 421 International Management. The roles of the organization and the manager are examined in an international context. The impact that culture has on managerial behavior and practices is emphasized throughout the course. Traditional management topics such as strategy, leadership, motivation and human resources will be studied across different cultures. Prerequisite: Management 201, Business Administration 211. Offered in spring semester of even-numbered years.
MK 201 Marketing. A survey of marketing from both a functional and institutional approach. Topics include consumer and industrial markets, channels of distribution, product life cycle, marketing research, advertising, franchising, market analysis, physical distribution, marketing legislation, pricing policies and practices. Prerequisites: Accounting 101 and Economics 101 or Economics 102. Offered fall and spring semesters.
MK 301 Consumer Behavior. A study of theories related to consumer behavior as part of the buying process. Topics include: needs, attitudes and beliefs, and cultural, family and reference group influences. Models are discussed. Prerequisites: Marketing 201. Offered fall and spring semesters.
MK 310 Sales Decision Making. A study of the sales role in our society. The course will examine what sales people do, how to sell, how to deal with customers and those factors that impact customers. Emphasis will also be on training, hiring, selection, motivation and morale, evaluation and performance measures and the sales manager’s role. Prerequisite: Marketing 201 or permission of the instructor. Offered in fall semester of even-numbered years.
MK 311 Advertising. A study of various aspects of advertising which pertain to individual and group behavior in the buying process. Topics include messages and media as related to promotion, personal selling, publicity and public relations. Prerequisite: Marketing 201. Offered fall and spring semesters.
MK 320 Supply Chain Management and Retailing. To provide students with the perspective of marketing through the channels of distribution, including the manufacturer to the wholesaler and the wholesaler to the Retailer. Specific relevant topics will include the internet as a distribution channel, and marketing to industries (including manufacturers), the government and non-profit organizations. Supply chain management of international distribution will also be discussed. This class will also explore the unique challenges of marketing for the Retailer. Prerequisite: Marketing 201. Offered in fall semester of odd-numbered years.
MK 324 Digital Marketing. This course provides students with the strategic view about the digital world. Students will learn how to deal with data on consumers, products and interactions. The content is delivered with the combination of hands-on exercise, case discussions and term projects. Prerequisite MK201. Offered in fall semester of odd-numbered years.
MK 401 Marketing Research. An introductory course in marketing research procedures. Topics include: sources and methods of collecting data, interpretation, and reporting findings. Prerequisites: Marketing 201. Offered in spring semester of even-numbered years.
MK 411 International Marketing. An analysis of the marketing function across national borders is stressed with special attention to the impact of economic, political, legal and cultural factors on marketing activities. Factors that influence standardization and adaptation of marketing are considered. Concepts are illustrated through liberal use of cases. Prerequisite: Business Administration 211, Marketing 201. Offered in fall semester of even-numbered years.
MK 420 Strategic Marketing. To provide an overview of Strategic Marketing. Lectures and text material would include evaluating various markets, segments and customer value for strategic planning. The class would also cover designing, developing, and implementing market driven strategies. Prerequisites: Marketing 301, Marketing 311. Offered in spring semester of odd-numbered-years.