B.S. in Business Administration & Management
This course is an introduction to the accounting concepts, principles, and techniques used in recording transactions and preparing financial statements for business enterprises. It is a comprehensive introduction to accounting for students with no accounting background and is designed for both majors and non-majors in accounting.
This course will examine significant events, movements, and patterns that have helped shape the modern world. While our emphasis will be on the19th and 20th Centuries, we will delve deeper into history to connect modern forms of democracy, culture, and conflict to their historical roots.
The student will use a Computerized Accounting System, “QuickBooks Pro” in order to help manage a business using a General Ledger, Accounts Payable. read more..
This course is an introduction to environmental science which examines current environmental concerns and their management. It integrates and correlates the features of the natural world with human activities. Topics include basic ecology, population growth and world hunger, energy resources, environmental regulations and water, air, and noise pollution. Emphasizes an understanding of solutions to environmental problems.
The course is the study of law as it affects business with coverage of agency, business organizations, and government regulations, property, and other special topics.
This is a hands-on course in which you will learn to use a computer to practice four of the most popular programs within the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint). You will learn to be an intermediate level user of the Microsoft Office Suite.
This course emphasizes the understanding of the principles of effective human behavior and their application to the areas of personal awareness, interpersonal relations, communication, and work/career development.
Is a foundations course that introduces students to the aggregate national economies and international exchange. This course addresses major economic indicators and the business cycle along with the effects of monetary policy on business activity. It focuses primarily on the national, aggregated economy and includes the relationship of the national economy to international market environments.
This course will allow students to develop an understanding of good, college level writing with an emphasis on exposition and the research essay. Oral and written communications of impressions and judgments concerning assigned readings in the essay and allied genre are required.
An introduction to managerial accounting concepts and procedures. Emphasis is on the use of accounting information for managerial planning, control, and decision-making. Topics include cost behavior, accounting for manufacturing operations, control of decentralized operations, and budgeting.
This course will allow students to develop an understanding and appreciation of imaginative literature in its various genre and periods and to perfect composition and research skills at the college and university level. The student will learn how to read imaginative literature for profit and delight and how to write essays and research papers effectively.
This class explores the connections between literature and film through an in-depth study of film, writing, and film production from a literary perspective. Students will: study film history, read novels that inspire film, and analyze film thorough discussion and extensive film analysis papers. Students will become more knowledgeable and appreciative readers and more perceptive viewers of film through learning basic cinematic techniques that define different genres of film. Students should expect to produce written analysis and complete extensive outside reading.
This course is an introductory course reviewing the basic concepts of finance. Risk/return, valuation, time value of money, bonds, liquidity vs. Profitability, portfolio effect, and financial leverage will be discussed. A special focus on the weighted average cost of capital, irr, payback, npv, and other cash flow evaluation techniques used for decision making will be introduced in this course. Calculations using a financial calculator and spreadsheet software will be required in this course.
This course covers the basics of personal financial planning, resource management, and economic security so that students have the tools needed to create economic self sufficiency. It is designed to provide students with the basic analytical skills and practical working knowledge necessary to set realistic financial goals, prepare a manageable budget, and make the decisions that will protect income, assets, credit rating, and retirement security.
This course provides a broad overview of how businesses are organized and managed as well as the interrelationships between business and the external forces such as government, community and the economy.
Major aspects of the global business environment will be covered in this course. The common aspects and activities of international business, along with the diversity among the global markets will be examined. Major world markets such as: U.S., Japan, Germany, England, Italy, France, China, India, Brazil, and Russia will be reviewed. Emerging economies will also be discussed and a special focus will be placed towards international finance and the importance of world trade among multinational organizations.
This course examines basic communication processes, both written and oral, within the business environment. Cross-cultural communications and ethical considerations in business communication are discussed. The course explores three areas: 1) planning, researching, organizing, writing, editing, and revising business-related documents; 2) planning, organizing, and delivering oral presentations in a business setting; and 3) preparing for professional success in the business world, including networking, job searching, resume preparation, and interviewing. Written assignments and oral presentations are required.
This course focuses on teaching students the communication skills that are integral to being successful in the business world. Skills include interviewing, formal and informal speaking and presentations, interpersonal conflict, and communicating with a diverse audience. In addition, students will have the opportunity to practice newly acquired skills through exercises and formal class presentations. By the end of the course, participants will have the oral competencies to communicate effectively at work.
This course will examine the use of computer systems and information technology and their applications to make more effective business decisions. The student will use information technology software to assist in making decisions of a business nature. The course will include the latest terminology, techniques and applications of information systems in a business organization.
The student will demonstrate: an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve system of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.
Introductory course on the theory and practice of leading, managing, and functioning in teams and groups. The focus of the course will be on building high performance teams and recognizing and resolving conflicts among team members.
In this course the student will learn how personal values and ethics influence the decision-making capacity of the manager within an organization. The student will learn about ethical theories and the roles they play in the social and corporate behavior of an organization. Issues such as diversity in the workplace, intuition, technology, and the global environment of business will be included. The student will acquire an understanding of how an organization can institutionalize its ethical system.
The student will learn the functions of Human Resource Management including human resource planning, strategic development of human resources, recruitment techniques, selection and hiring processes, compensation systems, development of policy and procedures for effective and ethical human resource management, performance review and evaluation systems, working effectively with organized labor, retention of employees, and current issues in human resource management.
The Capstone course provides an opportunity to develop an integrated understanding of overall program and management practices and techniques. As a major part of the Capstone course, students will be responsible for developing and completing a Capstone project.
This course is an introduction to Principles of Marketing. In these twenty chapters, you will learn basic concepts of Marketing, customer relationships, creation of customer value, customer equity, understanding customer’s needs, designing customer-driven marketing strategies and programs, capturing value for the firm, major Marketing Trends and forces affecting customer’s perceptions.
Students will be introduced to fundamental management principles, concepts of behavioral sciences, management processes, resources and organizational structure.
This course reviews and reinforces basic concepts in mathematics, uses skills in fundamental calculations, and provides insight and experience with the types of problems encountered in the world of business. The primary objective of Business Mathematics is to familiarize the student with a wide range of business procedures for which mathematics is required.
The course includes theories and practices in oral communication and speech writing, and the process of oral communication in all types of organizations. Students will learn the fundamentals of effective oral communication, with an emphasis on delivering effective presentations.
This is a foundation course in the modern treatment of entrepreneurship. Students will learn the elements of start-up/buy-out/franchising, business plans, marketing plans, human resources, financial planning, legal forms, products/services, selling, advertising, management policies, accounting systems, tax issues, capital management, computers, risk management and business ethics.
The business capstone course will assess the student’s success in the study of the body of course work in the program. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of and application of the program’s goals and competencies. In the course students will focus on business strategies, ethics, and problem solving. Students will be required to submit a portfolio project that they worked on throughout the program and participate in required exit testing.
This is a foundation course in E-Commerce. Students will learn the basic elements of effective E-Commerce solutions, E-Marketing, E-Accounting, E-Customer Service, and the development process.
Selling across cultures requires an understanding of not only the business and legal aspects, but the cultural aspects as well. This course focuses on providing an understanding of the concepts and skills required for international sales negotiations and transactions available to keep audiences coming back, and the role marketing plays in the building of a successful Web site.
Introduction to economic analysis of individual units households, and firms. Operation of markets; supply and demand analysis.
This is a foundation course in international marketing that introduces students to marketing strategy and management within the context of global and international markets. It evaluates cultural differences and aims to enhance skills in developing and implementing marketing strategies and decision making in international contexts.
This course incorporates current theory and practice relating to starting and managing small firms. It provides a comprehensive coverage of critical small business issues, numerous real-world examples to help students understand how to apply the business management concepts presented in the text, and incorporates material to help them explore small business issues in the amazing world of the Internet. read more..
Students will apply their financial skills and decision-making abilities to decisions in a business environment while also learning how financial markets influence business and personal decisions. Students will get extensive practice using MS Excel to help.
This course will help students understand the “why” behind the “how” of Web site development—to help them see sites from the marketer’s point of view. It will teach students the reasons and rationales behind why sites get built, how they are used to build an audience, and most importantly, how companies use the Web to earn revenue and build recognition among their desired audience.
Students will evaluate a business concept and write a sound business plan. Students will assess the strengths and weaknesses of a business concept, collect, analyze and organize market research data into a marketing plan and prepare the financial projections for their business concept. Students will also be able to identify and evaluate various resources available for funding small businesses. read more..
Selling across cultures requires an understanding of not only the business and legal aspects, but the cultural aspects as well. This course focuses on providing an understanding of the concepts and skills required for international sales negotiations and transactions.
In this advanced e-commerce course students compare brick and mortar sales with electronic sales outlets in order to develop a clear understanding of the differences and similarities between the two. This course is based on intensive case studies as well as lecture.