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Course Descriptions

ACC 211 - Principles of Accounting I (3)
Introduction to generally accepted accounting principles, the accounting cycle, and preparation of the financial statements. Should be taken by the end of the sophomore year. Serves as a prerequisite to ACC 212.
ACC 212 - Principles of Accounting II (3)
A continuation of ACC 211 with emphasis on partnerships, corporations, cost accounting, and ratio analysis. Serves as a prerequisite to all upper-level accounting courses.
BUA 101 - Introduction to Business (3)
A survey of the field of business designed to give the student essential initial exposure to the field. The course is designed to serve as an introduction to all other business courses. The course can be useful to provide general background knowledge for the student who does not intend to major in business. (This is a required course for business majors, but the requirement may be waived by the School Dean with proper justification.)
BUA 251 - Business Communication (3)
This course is a study of oral and written communication with emphasis on business correspondence, business report writing, and business presentations.
BUA 322 - Hospitality Management, Supervision, & Human Resource Development (3)
This course introduces the student to techniques of management and human resource systems common to the hospitality industry. The techniques provided are general rather than specific, but they are fundamental to the understanding of management. These techniques help students solve problems they will encounter in the field. Students are tested through observation and practice.
BUA 323 - Purchasing (3)
This course is an introduction to the selection and procurement system of food and nonfood items utilized in a food service operation.
BUA 324 - Food Service Sanitation (3)
This course provides the student with a background in sanitation as it relates to health, the ability to recognize proper sanitation techniques, and the knowledge to implement a sanitation program in a food service operation.
BUA 325 - Food & Beverage Control (3)
BUA 340 - Legal Environment of Business (3)
Fundamentals of law in relation to business, and the legal environment as it pertains to profit and/or nonprofit organizations, along with ethical considerations and social and political influences as they affect such organizations.
BUA 365 - Quantitative Methods I (3)
Identification, interpretation, and use of statistical data. Topics covered include methods of central tendency, variation, probability theory, point and interval estimation, and tests of hypotheses.
BUA 460 - Business and Society (3)
This course employs a management framework, emphasizing social and ethical responsibilities of business to both external and internal stakeholders.
BUA 485 - International Business (3)
This course is a study of the principles and practices of international business activities, with specific examination of the impact of the environment on the managerial process.
BUA 496 - Business Policy (3)
A course designed to integrate the student's knowledge of business functional area disciplines into the analysis and solution of general managerial and business problems, analysis of strategies, objectives, policies, functional area problems, and managerial decision making through the case study method.
CIS 170 - Introduction to Microcomputer Applications (3)
Provides a basic understanding of computer applications using Microsoft Office. Word processor, spreadsheet, database, and presentation packages will be covered. Hands-on experience with personal computers using these applications will be given. Topics including Internet and e-mail will be reviewed.
CIS 240 - Webpage Design & Construction (3)
An introduction to creation of websites with emphasis placed on good design characteristics. Students will be introduced to the website creation software. Students will be expected to take a hands-on approach.
CIS 300 - Principles of Information Systems (3)
This course defines, discusses and develops information systems as they are used in business to perform effective management of resources. Sophisticated information systems have become necessary to compete in a global market.
CIS 315 - Electronic Spreadsheet Analysis (3)
A study of electronic spreadsheet software and its application to businesses and other organizations where data are collected and analyzed. The course will emphasize the preparation and use of graphs and connection to the Internet. Macros and other special attachments to spreadsheets will be discussed.
CIS 450 - E-Commerce (3)
A survey course designed to give the student exposure to the various aspects of the Electronic Commerce (EC). The course will describe what EC is; how it is being conducted and managed; the opportunities, limitations, issues, and risks; and possible future scenarios of EC.
CIS 465 - Decision Analysis (3)
A study of the decision-making process with emphasis on the use of information systems to support decisions. Topics include linear programming, data mining, artificial intelligence, project management, queuing theory, and simulation.
ECON 241 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
An introductory course that includes the basic concepts of the capitalist system, national income accounting, the banking system, and monetary and fiscal policy.
ECON 242 - Principles of Micro Economics (3)
An introductory course that includes the basic concepts of the capitalist system, resource pricing, profit maximization, supply and demand analysis, and consumer behavior.
FIN 301 - Money and Banking (3)
A study of the money and banking system and its relationship to the level of economic activity. Includes the topics of the commercial banking system, The Federal Reserve system, and monetary policy.
FIN 449 - Business Finance (3)
An introduction to the principles of financial management, including financial statement analysis, risk/return trade-off, time value of money, bond and stock valuation, and capital budgeting.
MGT 363 - Principles of Management (3)
A study of the generally accepted management principles that have contributed to contemporary practices found in successful business planning, organizing, directing, and controlling.
MGT 364 - Organizational Structure & Behavior (3)
This course presents a study of organizational behavioral processes including motivation, leadership, decision making, and communication; and behavioral consequences such as group conflict, politics, change, and development.
MGT 446 - Operations Management (3)
A study of the operations processes and issues in a manufacturing or services environment. The knowledge of both manufacturing and services processes is valuable for students in the various business disciplines.
MGT 471 - Entrepreneurship (3)
Addresses the roles and behavior of the entrepreneur in the socioeconomic system. The course emphasizes the dimensions of entrepreneurial activity practiced within established corporations as well as the process of new business formation. The course incorporates the theories and practices of entrepreneurship.
MKT 314 - Internet Marketing (3)
MKT 362 - Principles of Marketing (3)
A study of marketing concepts from a managerial perspective. The marketing mix of product, place, promotion, and price is central to the study. Institutions involved in the marketing process are included for consumer and industrial goods and services. Ethical considerations complete the study.