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Course Descriptions

Accounting Courses


1901 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I (3 hours)
A study of the accounting principles with emphasis on the use and analysis of financial information for decisionmaking purposes.

1902 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II
(3 hours)
A continuation of the study of accounting principles from a user's perspective with an introduction to the internal information needs of management. Prerequisite: ACC 1901.

2501 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I
(3 hours)
An introduction to the basic accounting process and a study of the theory and valuation of working capital accounts. Prerequisite: ACC 1902 or junior standing.

2502 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II
(3 hours)
A study of the theory and valuation of non-current assets, long-term liabilities, and stockholder's equity. Prerequisite: ACC 2501.

2701 MANAGERIAL-COST ACCOUNTING  (3 hours)
A study of cost concepts emphasizing job order and process costing, standard costing, direct costing, operating budgets and differential analysis. Prerequisite: ACC 1901.

2801 ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND CONTROLS
(3 hours)
A study of manual and computerized information systems, emphasizing design and organization of a system; information flows; accounting, financial and management controls. Prerequisite: ACC 1901. 

3521 TAXATION ACCOUNTING (3 hours)
A study of the concepts of federal income tax laws and their applications to individual taxpayers and business entities. Prerequisite: ACC 1902.

3601 ADVANCED ACCOUNTING
(3 hours)
A study of the accounting issues and reporting requirements relating to partnerships, consolidations, foreign currency, and not-for-profit entities.

3701 AUDITING
(3 hours)
Fundamentals of auditing procedures and objectives with emphasis on audit reports, internal control, working papers, examination of auditing records, impact of computers on auditing procedures and professional ethics. Prerequisite: ACC 2501 and Junior standing.

4401 INTERNSHIP IN ACCOUNTING (1-6 hours)
An application of theory and methods of specific areas of accounting in a supervised field experience. Prerequisite: permission of Instructor.


Economics Courses

1901 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS  (3 hours)
A study in the foundations of economic analysis, national income accounting, economic growth, and the public sector, with emphasis on macroeconomics.

1902 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (3 hours)
A study of markets, the price systems and allocation of resources, distribution of income, international economy, and perspectives on economic change, with emphasis on microeconomics.

2000 TOPICS IN ECONOMICS (3 hours)
An investigaion of a selected topic of major importance in the field of economics.

2101 BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC STATISTICS (3 hours)
A study of statistical techniques in business and economics, including collection and presentation of business and economic data, measures of control tendencies, dispersion, index numbers, probability, sampling distributions and test of hypotheses. Prerequisite: completion of the Mathematics General Education Requirement (MATH 1132 is highly recommended).

2105 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (3 hours)
A survey of third world regions and countries, their economic growth and development. (Offered only in Evening and Graduate Studies) Prerequisite: ECON 1903E.

2401 COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS SYSTEMS (3 hours)
A study of contemporary economic systems, including capitalism, socialism, and mixed economies. Theoretical foundations of capitalism and socialism are considered, as are actual institutions found in contemporary economies.

2901 MONEY & BANKING (3 hours)
A survey of the monetary and banking systems of the United States, to include problems of money and prices, organization and functioning of commercial banking and the Federal Reserve System, monetary standards, monetary policy, and credit control. Prerequisite: ECON 1901-1902.

3101 INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY (3 hours)
A study of the theories of determination, fluctuation, and distribution of national income, with emphasis on employment, money supply, interest rates, price level, and public policy. Prerequisite: ECON 1901 & 1902.

3201 INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY (3 hours)
Astudy of the theory of firms, to include choice and demand, production and supply, perfect and imperfect competition, and pricing the factors of production. Prerequisites: ECON 1901-1902.

3401 ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS (3 hours)
An examination of decision-making approaches to environmental resources with emphasis placed on the welfare analysis technique utilized in economics. The topic is presented in light of the economic theories of public goods, market failures, externalities, and economic value. Cost-benefit analysis is incorporated into the study as are alternative methods for valuing environmental resources and human welfare. Prerequisite: ECON 1902.

3901 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (3 hours)
A comprehensive analysis of the forces determining international trade, finance, and commercial policy. Prerequisite: ECON 1901-1902.

4101 SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS (1-3 hours)
A course designed to afford the student with a minor or a concentration in Economics an opportunity to study an area that is not fully covered in a standard economics course. This is a seminar-style course that requires independent reading, presentations, and open class discussion. Prerequisites: ECON 1901-1902 and permissions of Instructor.

4301 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN ECONOMICS (1-3 hours)
A self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and accepted by the staff. Prerequisites: ECON 1901 and 1902.


Finance Courses

1137 PERSONAL FINANCE (3 hours)
A study of the personal financial problems of the individual, including budgeting, savings plans, insurance, home buying, taxes, mutual funds, investments, and estate planning.

2535 MANAGERIAL FINANCE (3 hours)
A study of financial management for business firms to include financing and investing decisions. Prerequisite: ACC 1902.

3201 FINANCIAL STATEMENT AND SECURITIES ANALYSIS (3 hours)
A comprehensive analysis of financial statements and securities from an investor's perspective. Prerequisite: FIN 2535.

3402 CAPITAL MARKETS (3 hours)
A comprehensive study of financial markets and institutions including the organization and structure of markets, government and corporate securities, and derivative securities. Prerequisite: FIN 2535.

3536 INVESTMENTS (3 hours)
A study of security valuation and portfolio management including the measurement of return and risk, investigation of security markets, asset valuation, and portfolio construction. Prerequisite: FIN 2535.


Information Systems Courses

1503 INTRODUCTION TO DATA AND PROGRAMMING STRUCTURES (3 hours)
A study of specific data structures (including arrays, records, stacks, queues, and trees) incorporated into ADTs used in creating IS applications, so students will gain an understanding of defining and measuring events that produce both simple and complex data, and principles, concepts and practices of successful, structured software development.

2300 PRODUCTIVITY WITH IS TECHNOLOGY(3 hours)
A practical study of effective and efficient use of packaged software with emphasis on productivity concepts and how to achieve them through functions and features in computer software.

2505 APPLICATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT(3 hours)
A study of the design, programming, testing and implementation of information system applications using structured and object-oriented design principles. Programming logic is covered. Same as CS 2505.

2512 HARDWARE AND SYSTEMS SOFTWARE (3 hours)
Acomparison of various sources and uses of information and their A study of hardware/software technology, including tradeoffs in computer architecture for effective use in a business environment, installation and configuration of system architecture for single, central and networked computing systems, as well as single and multiuser operating systems. Same as CS 2512.

2528 ADVANCED APPLICATIONS PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT(3 hours)
A study of advanced principles of structured and object-oriented programming designed to build an interactive and user-friendly business information system, with a focus on advanced use of a programming language for project development and implementation. Prerequisite: IS 2505.

2550 OBJECT-ORIENTED DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING(4 hours)
A study of object-oriented application development, covering object-oriented analysis, design, and programming using a specific object-oriented language(s) for application development. Mobile application and web development topics are included. Prerequisite: IS 2505. Same as CS 2550.

3502 INFORMATION SYSTEMS PLANNING(3 hours)
Development of a systematic plan for determining a company’s technology needs; the planning cycle, available hardware and software, acquisition considerations, and the selection and implementation of the system. Project management topics are included. Prerequisite: IS 2501.

3510 INTRODUCTION TO DATABASES (3 hours)
This course covers database design, development and the use of database management systems for applications. Data mining and data warehousing topics are introduced. Same as CS 3510.

3512 COMPUTER NETWORKING AND SECURITY (3 hours)
Fundamental principles of networking, including such topics as network analysis, design, implementation, security and management. Prerequisite: IS 2501 OR IS 2505 OR IS 3510 OR MATH 2602. Same as CS 3512.

3514 ELECTRONIC COMMERCE(3 hours)
A study of web technologies including cloud computing, social media, web site development, and search engine optimization for ecommerce and other applications. Students learn to use development tools and languages for web development. Prerequisites: IS 2501 OR CA 2901 OR IS 2505.

4101 INFORMATION SYSTEMS SEMINAR(1-3 hours)
Reading, discussion, and projects on a topic in Information Systems selected by the department. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior Standing. Same as CS 4101.

4201 PRACTICUM IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS(1-6 hours)
An application of theory and methods of specific areas of information systems in a supervised field experience. Prerequisite: permission of Instructor.

4301 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS(1-4 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and accepted by the instructor. Prerequisite: permission of Department Chair.


Management Courses

1901 COMPARATIVE BUSINESS CULTURES (3 hours)
An examination of social and business customs in selected regions of the world. (Offered only in Evening and Graduate Studies.)

1902 Business Data Analytics (3 hours)
Descriptive and inferential calculations, hypothesis testing, model building, decision trees, forecasting, correlation, simulation, ANOVA, and linear regression.

2000 TOPICS IN BUSINESS (1-3 hours)
An investigation of a selected topic of major importance in the field of business.

2451 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (3 hours)
A study of various aspects of policy making, restraints of trade, anti-trust policies, price discrimination, legalized agreement, restrictions of competition, and general influence of government on business.

2453 BUSINESS LAW I (3 hours)
An introduction to the legal system as it applies to commercial transactions and a study of the substantive law of contracts.

2454 BUSINESS LAW II (3 hours)
A study of the substantive law of agency, negotiable instruments, property, and business entities.

2501 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (3 hours)
An examination of major concepts, theories and practices in business management, with emphasis on planning, decision-making, basic organizational structures, motivation and leadership styles.

2562 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3 hours)
An examination of major concepts, theories and practices in personnel management, with emphasis on job evaluation, selection and placement, employee development, employee relationships and industrial relations. Prerequisite: MGT 2501.

2563 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (3 hours)
An introduction to the concepts involved in managing the operations and production function. Course will include quantitative approaches to topics such as scheduling. Prerequisites: MGT 1902 or ECON 2101, MGT 2501.

2564 MOTIVATION AND LEADERSHIP (3 hours)
A study of the theories of motivation and leadership in relation to management processes. Prerequisite: MGT 2501.

2565 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 hours)
A study of managerial consequences of behavioral concepts such as motivation, communication, leadership, organizational structure, and decision-making, to provide the framework needed for the understanding, prediction and control of human behavior in organizations. Prerequisite: MGT 2501.

2566 BUSINESS ETHICS (3 hours)
A consideration of the major ethical theories that guide human and business behavior. Topics will include ethical issues in advertising, product safety, pursuit of profits, employee rights, treatment of workers, effects on the environment, use of natural resources, and multinational operations. Prerequisite: MGT 2501 or permission of Instructor.

2601 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS (3 hours)
A study of the nature of and problems of individual, interpersonal, and organizational communications in business. Techniques from oral presentation, the writing process, and technology will be developed. (Offered only in Evening and Graduate Studies.)

2602 MANAGEMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS (3 hours)
An examination of the methods and strategies for successfully managing the growth and transitional stages of an existing small business. Prerequisite: MGT 2501.

2902 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (3 hours)
An introduction to international business with special emphasis on the environmental and cultural issues facing global organizations. Prerequisite: MGT 2501.

3990 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (3 hours)
An integrative capstone course examining the setting of strategic objectives, developing corporate strategies, and translating objectives and strategies into current operational plans. Prerequisites: MKT 2501, FIN 2535, MGT 2501, Senior Standing.

4201 SEMINAR (3 hours)
Reading, discussion, independent research and written reports on a topic selected by the department. Prerequisite: permission of Instructor.

4301 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (1-3 hours)
Self-directed study following a contractual plan initiated by the student and accepted by the staff. Prerequisite: permission of Chair.

4401 EXPERIENTIAL BUSINESS LEARNING (1-6 hours)
A reality-based, outside-of-the-classroom experience, under the supervision of a faculty member. This experience may include practicum, internship, service learning, study abroad, computer simulation, or other similar approved experience. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Same as CA 4401 and CS 4401.


Marketing Courses

2501 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (3 hours)
A study of the marketing environment; marketing, planning and information; market segmentation; buyer behavior; strategies for product distribution, promotion, and pricing; societal issues, service, nonprofit and international marketing. Online only.

2502 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR (3 hours)
A study of factors that influence the decision to purchase a product or service to include both the consumer and industrial sectors. Prerequisite: MKT 2501.

2503 ADVERTISING (3 hours)
A study of advertising issues in both traditional and electronic environments, to include policy formulation, promotional activities, agency selection, and statistical analysis. Prerequisites: MGT 1902, MKT 2502.

3120 SALES MANAGEMENT (3 hours)
A study of sales management issues in both traditional and electronic environments, to include planning and implementing sales strategies; developing and leading the sales organization; budgeting and statistical analysis. Prerequisites: MGT 1902.

3502 MARKETING RESEARCH (3 hours)
A study of techniques and methodologies of market research, including case method and computer simulation. Prerequisite: MKT 3120.

3990 STRATEGIC MARKETING (3 hours)
An integrative capstone course examining strategic and operational marketing issues in both traditional and electronic environments. Simulations and gaming models are utilized to translate strategies into current operational plans. Prerequisite: MKT 3502.