Curriculum

Core Requirements for all Business Administration Majors (21 credits)*

*All students pursuing a major in Accounting or Business Administration (with the exception of Computer Information Systems majors) are required to take the following set of core courses as a foundation for requirements in their area of concentration culminating with a capstone course.

BE 161 Financial Accounting

In this introductory course, we will introduce students to accounting principles and procedures, and to the processes by which financial transactions are recorded, classified, and analyzed to help business decision-makers. Students will learn to prepare and interpret financial statements. This course is generally offered once a year. 3 credits

BE 162 Managerial Accounting

An introduction to the use of accounting information by managers. Topics include the use of accounting information for planning and control, performance evaluation, decision- making, and the statement of cash flows, as well as financial statement analysis. P: BE 161. This course is generally offered once a year. 3 credits

BE 202 Statistics for Business and Economics

Students will be introduced to the basic principles of statistical analysis that are useful in effective business decision-making. Some topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability and random events, sampling, and estimation. P: MA 111. This course is generally offered twice each year. 3 credits

BE 205 Principles of Microeconomics

Microeconomic concepts and tools will be utilized to evaluate the economic behavior of individuals. The “invisible” market forces (price mechanism) and external forces (social, cultural, political, and legal forces) will be explored and examined from personal perspectives as well as their aggregate effect on the economy. General Education choice for Part B. This course is generally offered once a year. 3 credits

BE 334 Business Law

In this course, we study the basic legal principles that guide business relationships. Emphasis is placed on examination of the Uniform Commercial Code, contracts, sales, commercial paper, negotiable instruments, and business organizations. This course is generally offered twice each year. 3 credits

MG 131 Principles of Management

Students are introduced to the basic functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the organization effectively and efficiently. Additional topics include social responsibility of the organization, decision-making, interpersonal skills, and organizational change. This course is generally offered once a year. 3 credits

MG 231 Principles of Marketing

This course introduces students to common methods of planning and implementing decisions with respect to product, price, promotion, and channels of distribution, as organizations strive to satisfy the needs and wants of the market while achieving the goals of the organization in a dynamic environment. This course is generally offered once a year. 3 credits

Curriculum for Finance Concentration

Finance Concentration (51 credits, 30 credits + 21 core credits listed above)

BE 135W Business Communications

This introductory course in written and oral communications will enable students to become more effective business communicators. Special focus is given to selecting and using visual aids and PowerPoint to enhance presentations. This course meets the “W” course requirement. This course is generally offered twice each year. 3 credits

BE 204 Principles of Macroeconomics

Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. General Education choice for Part B. This course is generally offered once a year. 3 credits

BE 225 Money and Banking

In this course we will study monetary systems and the role of money and banks in supporting the economy. Topics will include the structure and operation of financial markets, the behavior of interest rates, the operation of the banking industry, and the structure of the Federal Reserve System. General Education choice for Part C. This course is generally offered once a year. 3 credits

BE 227 The Stock Market

As stock markets take on a more important role in the investment plans of individuals, it becomes essential to know the fundamentals of how Wall Street and other financial centers work. In this course we will examine the various types of securities traded on Wall Street, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and futures and options. Students will also learn to understand financial news and to design and manage their own stock portfolios. This course is generally offered once a year. 3 credits

BE 265 Corporate Financial Management

Students will study the financing, valuation, and organization of business firms. Topics include: financial analysis, capital budgeting, valuation of corporate assets, long and short-term sources of funding, and cost of capital. P: BE 162. This course is offered once a year. 3 credits

BE 361 Federal Income Taxation for Individuals

In this course, we study the theory and procedures of the Federal Income Tax System. Emphasis is placed on individual taxation using a forms-based approach. This course is generally offered every other year. 3 credits

BE 381 Finance Internship

This is a field-based course in which students gain on-site employment experience in a local finance firm or finance department of a business establishment for 120 contact hours per 3 credits. The student is responsible for maintaining an integrative journal and completing other academic requirements. P: 12 credits in finance and permission of academic advisor. 3 credits

MG 228 International Business Management

Students analyze foreign environment elements and the role of each element as firms select market entry options. Specific emphasis is given to ethical strategic planning of human resources, marketing, finance, and the relationship between the corporation and its host country in establishing the international business operations. This course is generally offered every other year. P: MG 131. 3 credits

MG 391W Business Capstone

The objective of this capstone course is to provide the student with the opportunity to integrate knowledge gained from all other business courses through the analysis of case studies and simulations. Students learn to formulate strategic decisions that guide the future direction of the organization. P: Senior standing and completion of BE 161, BE 205, MG 131, MG 231, and 5 courses in the student’s concentration. This course meets the “W” course requirement. This course is generally offered twice each year. 3 credits

CIS 171 Business Spreadsheet Development

A detailed description of the use, design, and development of complex spreadsheets to solve business problems. Topics include graphing, macro development, and other advanced spreadsheet features and techniques. Principles of good spreadsheet design are emphasized throughout the course. Special emphasis will be placed on accounting software applications. Microsoft Excel is one of the packages used in this course. This course is generally offered once a year. 3 credits

Curriculum for General Business Concentration

General Busines Concentration (48 credits, 27 credits in business + 21 core credits listed above)

BE 135W Business Communications or BE 204 Principles of Macroeconomics

This introductory course in written and oral communications will enable students to become more effective business communicators. Special focus is given to selecting and using visual aids and PowerPoint to enhance presentations. This course meets the “W” course requirement. This course is generally offered twice each year. 3 credits

BE 204 Principles of Macroeconomics

Survey of introductory macroeconomics with focus on economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Topics covered include national income, fiscal policy, money, the banking system, and monetary policy. Balance of payments and currency exchange rate issues are analyzed. General Education choice for Part B. This course is generally offered once a year. 3 credits

MG 228 International Business Management

Students analyze foreign environment elements and the role of each element as firms select market entry options. Specific emphasis is given to ethical strategic planning of human resources, marketing, finance, and the relationship between the corporation and its host country in establishing the international business operations. This course is generally offered every other year. P: MG 131. 3 credits

MG 365 Issues of Small and Family Business

This course introduces students to the issues that confront small and family businesses, and explores how to create a new small business. The study of small businesses allows students to study organizations in a more holistic manner. P: MG 131, MG 231, and BE 161. This course is generally offered every other year. 3 credits

CIS 115 Computer Essentials

A general description of the use of computers in business and an introduction to solving practical business problems using the microcomputer. Topics include basic computer architecture, input/output devices, and storage devices. Microcomputer topics concentrate on five areas: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, graphics, and communications. Microsoft Office is used. This course is designed for those who feel they need an introductory computer course. This course is generally offered twice each year. 3 credits

CIS 383 Internet and Web Publishing

This course covers the basics of the Internet, including the World Wide Web. Students create their own websites with multiple related pages, links to other sites, and complex graphics and photographs. Course includes HTML, Dreamweaver, and Flash. This course is generally offered every other year. 3 credits

BE 380 Internship Same as (ED 391)

This is a field-based course in which students gain on-site employment experience in a local accounting firm or accounting department of a business establishment for 120 contact hours per 3 credits. The student is responsible for maintaining an integrative journal and completing other academic requirements. P: 12 credits in accounting and permission of the Director of Accounting Programs. 6 credits

MG 391W Business Capstone

The objective of this capstone course is to provide the student with the opportunity to integrate knowledge gained from all other business courses through the analysis of case studies and simulations. Students learn to formulate strategic decisions that guide the future direction of the organization. P: Senior standing and completion of BE 161, BE 205, MG 131, MG 231, and 5 courses in the student’s concentration. This course meets the “W” course requirement. This course is generally offered twice each year. 3 credits