This introductory financial accounting course introduces the student to the important role of financial accounting in modern business. The key role of financial accounting is to provide useful information to external users in order that a wide variety of economic decisions can be made. The course covers the theory and practice of accounting applicable to the recording, summarizing and reporting of business transactions. Topics include the different types of financial statements and accounts, asset valuation, revenue and expense recognition and appropriate accounting for asset, liability and capital accounts.
This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting, shifting the focus from external reporting to internal needs of managers. Managerial accounting information helps managers accomplish three essential functions: planning, controlling and decision making. The course provides students with an understanding of managerial accounting information to enable them to evaluate the usefulness of managerial accounting techniques in the real world. Topics include: managerial accounting terminology, budgeting, costing, break even analysis and cost-volume-profitability analysis. The methods of identifying and extracting relevant information from managerial accounting systems as an input to decision making and performance evaluation are stressed throughout the course.
Business Policy and Strategy
This is a capstone course for the Bachelor of Business Administration program and is designed to provide students with a comprehensive review of management and the total business enterprise. Students learn how to formulate and implement a strategy and evaluate concepts and techniques through an applied project. Students integrate this new knowledge, coupled with knowledge acquired from other courses in management, marketing, finance, accounting, operations, and human resource management, to chart the future direction of different types of organizations. The capstone builds on previous courses to offer insights and analytic tools which a general manager needs to plan and implement successful business policies and strategies. The course emphasizes the practical application of business theory to business problems through a course project and the choice of an exam opportunity.
Advanced Microcomputer Applications
This is a course using the Microsoft Office Suite. The applications covered are Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
This course introduces problem-solving concepts needed for programming. It covers fundamental control structure such as the sequential structure, the selection structure and the repetition structure. The use of logic in designing programs has general application.
This penultimate course in the core business curriculum is an advanced undergraduate course focusing on entrepreneurship and small business ownership. The major topic of the course is the development of an entrepreneurial endeavor, including analyzing the venture creation process, understanding the groundwork for becoming an entrepreneur and studying real-life examples that illustrate entrepreneurial ethics and the global dimensions of entrepreneurship.
Business and Society
This intermediate course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of business and how it relates to society as a whole. The major topics include the corporation in society, the business and the social environment, business and the ethical environment, business and government in a global society, the corporation and the natural environment, business and technological change. A systems-thinking approach is central to the course, wherein business, government and society are so closely intertwined that an action that affects one will inevitably affect the others. The corporation's responsibilities to primary and secondary stakeholders, both economic and ethical, are studied in light of various social issues.
This introductory course provides the student with a basic understanding of personal financial planning. The course is designed to help students understand how to plan for a successful financial future for themselves and their families. The course offers a comprehensive treatment of financial planning to help students understand the complexities of today's financial world and evaluate their financial options through a formal decision-making approach.
Principles of Finance I
This intermediate course examines the role of the financial manager in the overall management and control of a firm. Stress is placed on the use of analytical models for improving the decision-making process. Both the short-term management of working capital and the long-term planning of capital structure and investment strategy are covered. Topics include financial ratio analysis, the time value of money, valuation of stocks and bonds, free cash flows, capital budgeting and the cost of capital.
This advanced course introduces multinational management. The course is designed to familiarize students with the dynamic, interrelated challenges and opportunities of operating an international business. It addresses issues of world trade, international investment, world financial markets and business policy and strategy. It provides the student with conceptual frameworks and theoretical explanations applicable to the daily challenges of a practicing manager faced with cultural differences, global marketing, multinational finance and accounting, and taxation.
This course covers current electronic commerce strategies and technologies associated with the internet, the web, social networks and mobile devices. Key concepts, opportunities and applications of e-commerce are presented, providing an in-depth overview of the field of e-commerce.
Business Law I
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic understanding of the law that affects business operations including the topics of torts, contracts, commercial paper, and sales. New developments that affect the legal environment of business are presented from all three sources of law: statutes, regulations, and case law. The student will gain a thorough understanding of law that governs business and will gain an understanding of how new developments in technology affect business law.
Business Law II
This course provides students with an understanding of the law affecting business operations, including the topics of debtor-creditor relationships, business organizations, government regulation, property and its protection, and the international legal environment. New developments on those topics are presented from three sources of law: statutes, regulations and case law.
This course applies descriptive and inferential statistics to solve business problems. Student perform statistical analysis of samples, compute the measures of location and dispersion, and perform linear and multiple regression and correlation analysis. Other topics include constructing a hypothesis, performing one-way and two-way analysis of variance, and making decisions under risk and uncertainty. NOTE: Credit may not be awarded for both MA215 and MA230.
Principles of Business Management
This introductory course provides students with a practical and concrete explanation of the concepts and techniques they will need as managers in today's new organizations. The sequence of topics follows the familiar pattern of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Throughout the course, the manager's role in leading and accommodating change is emphasized. The course also introduces the student to the issues of managing global businesses, especially the ways in which managers need to develop a global perspective in order to be successful. Issues in strategy, diversity, and entrepreneurship are covered extensively.
This course introduces students to concepts and principles of organizational behavior. Students investigate the impact that individuals, groups, and structures have on behavior within organizations, for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving an organization's effectiveness. Topics addressed include motivation, leadership, communications, group structure and process, attitude and values, and the change process.
Foundations of Marketing
This course on the principles of marketing provides an introduction to the nature and fundamentals of the marketing activity in modern businesses. The broad view of marketing that is presented builds on the integration of marketing with the entire enterprise, reinforced by theories and concepts as well as practices and applications. Topics include an analysis of the economic factors influencing buyer behavior, marketing research, market segmentation, development of marketing programs (new product, price, advertising and distribution decisions), and international marketing. The course also covers new marketing technologies that are revolutionizing the way companies bring value to their customers.
This course provides the student with a comprehensive theoretical and practical base of knowledge regarding the forces that shape the attitudes and behaviors of consumers of products and services. Subjects covered include consumerism in American society, learning theories, motivation, personality theories, persuasive communication, and the consumer decision-making process.