ACC 102 - Introduction to Accounting Principles
The goal of this course is to provide learners with a background and knowledge base to enable them to interpret and use financial statements. This course examines the theory underlying the preparation of financial statements otherwise known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), as well as the sources of GAAP. In addition, the course takes a close look at the balance sheet, income statement, statement of stockholder’s equity, and the statement of cash flows and examines the typical types of items contained on each statement. The course also introduces learners to tools that can be used to analyze financial statements to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of a company.
ACC 406 - Financial Accounting for Managers
A theoretical and practical analysis of principles, techniques, and uses of accounting in the planning and control of business organizations is explored. Topics include a review of the accounting cycle and financial statements, effects of General Accepted Accounting Principles, time value of money concepts, accounting for cash, receivables, inventory, property and equipment, and intangible assets. Emphasis is placed on the use of the computer as a tool to provide critical information for decision-making.
ACC 407 - Managerial Accounting
This course provides learners an opportunity to study the utilization of basic cost accounting principles, practices, and procedures for industries using either a process job order or a standard cost system. The effective use of cost accounting as a management tool is emphasized.
BUS 120 - Legal and Social Environment of Business
This course involves the study of the political, business, and social forces that affect activities of modern business. The course considers judicial processes, federal controls, and regulations.
BUS 128 - Introduction to Finance
This course is intended to provide learners with an introduction to basic principles of finance. Topics covered in the course include integration of financial statement information for financial decision-making, concepts of present values, capital budgeting, and capital structure.
BUS 150 - Basic Spreadsheet and Database Applications
This course serves to establish a foundation of knowledge regarding use of spreadsheets and database applications using the latest software found in most business environments.
BUS 302 - Statistics for Managers
This course provides a practical introduction to the tools needed to perform basic analysis of critical organizational data related to issues of quality control and decision-making. Topics covered include graphic and tabular summarization, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling distributions and estimation, hypothesis testing, analysis and variance, nonparametric methods, and regression analysis.
BUS 311 - Interpersonal Leadership
An overview of important concepts of self-management and awareness of effective skills for implementation in college level study. Throughout the course, advanced critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills are emphasized in the exploration and evaluation of significant ideas. The course is designed to assist individuals at the Bachelor’s completion level of study as they set the stage for success by focusing on ways to develop a healthy self-concept and by recognizing the relationships between the results of personal effort and constructive strategies for working, studying and relaxing.
BUS 313 - Management Theory and Practice
This course provides the student with an overview of management and leadership processes within an organization. The principles of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, controlling, and team development and team-building are applied to a comprehensive group project. Students develop an understanding of the role of the manager in contemporary organizations.
BUS 319 - Organizational Behavior
In this course, learners analyze the behavior of people in organizations. Organizational motivation, group behavior, group dynamics, communication, and decision-making are explored in the context of individual and group behavior. Group projects and presentations are assigned.
BUS 326 - Business Law for Managers
This course provides a study of legal topics needed by all managers and entrepreneurs, including business tort and crimes, contracts, sales, agency, employment law, credit, and bankruptcy. Additionally, this course reviews the three basic structures of a business: sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation.
BUS 403 - Marketing Management
In this course, learners study marketing theory that presents a strategic overview of marketing concepts. Learners learn how to plan and implement marketing strategies and policies. Topics include consumer behavior, feasibility studies, market segmentation, marketing strategies, marketing mix forecasting, and budgeting within the domestic and global economy. Assignments include individual and group projects and presentations.
BUS 405 - Corporate Finance
The course begins with principles of finance and moves toward topics such as leasing, mergers, and multinational finance. The theory of finance is applied to investment instruments, including stocks, bonds, options, and futures markets. Capital budgeting, cost of capital, valuation, and risk are also studied at advanced levels of analysis.
BUS 435 - Human Resource Management
This course covers the development of current policies, practices, and techniques necessary to ensure effective personnel management in complex organizations. There is an emphasis on the role of operating supervisors, executives, and the union in researching such challenges as employee selection, training, placement, wage and salary administration, promotion, fringe benefits, employee services, and management-labor relations.
BUS 455 - Decision Making
This course introduces students to the process and approach to decision-making. Topics include framing issues, expanding and evaluating options, the process of elimination, fit to organizational mission and goals and the ethical implications of decisions.
BUS 480 - Leadership and Ethics
The focus of this course is on clarifying the distinction between management and leadership by examination of different models of leadership and the integration of Christian ethical principles into various functional topics.
BUS 486 - Business Policy and Strategy
This is a capstone course designed to assess the ability of learners to integrate and apply the business principles and other skills learned throughout the BBA program. Learners demonstrate these abilities through participation in an online global business simulation that requires them to analyze strategies deployed by a specific organization. In addition, learners will study a selected business organization and write a business strategy report based on that study.
BUS 488 - Global Immersion
This course explores the global business climate by offering students the opportunity to travel internationally and explore the culture, business climate, and the transformational potential of business. Course work includes pre and post cultural assessments and study of societal and personal transformation.
ECN 101 - Introduction to Business Economics
This course is an introduction to those elements of economic analysis that are the most relevant to business decision-making. Major topics include supply and demand, opportunity cost, comparative advantage, and the differing forms of market structure. This contemporary view of economics also includes topics such as fiscal policy, monetary policy, global economics, and key economic indicators.
ECN 305 - International Economic Systems
This course provides an examination of the alternative forms of economic organization that exist around the world. Areas of emphasis include the existing variations in the demographic capitalist framework; the ongoing process of transition in formerly socialist nations; the emergence of new sources of competition within the global economy; and the interaction between economics, politics, and culture in various societies.
BUS 601 - Professional Communication
The intersection of business, culture, and technology is dynamic. One thing that remains constant is the need for effective communication of ideas to meet the challenges and opportunities presented. This course explores foundational principles and theories of human communication. Further, it provides the business professional with a set of strategies, tools, and practical applications necessary for communication competence in the digital workplace. As the first course in this sequence, it also lays the groundwork for learners’ academic success by introducing technological, written, and oral competencies required throughout the program.
BUS 603 - Managerial Accounting
Examines the principles, techniques and uses of accounting in the planning and control of business organizations from the management perspective. Budgetary process and related performance evaluation techniques, cost volume to profit relationships and product costing methods are examined. Review of legal and ethical implications of accounting practices.
BUS 605 - Data Acquisition and Analysis
Examines strategies for meaningful decision making based on data. Reviews sources and quality of data, how ethics and bias can alter interpretation. A proven system of information evaluation is reviewed and applied to a wide range of information sources typically used by professional managers to plan and operate their ventures.
BUS 606 - Managerial Finance
This course explores financing of current operations and long-term capital management, sources and uses of funds, capital structure, and budgeting. Explores the concept of analyzing the financial health of organizations and connects financial health to organizational mission. Examines the challenge of global operations on finance.
BUS 607 - Marketing and Brand Management
Examines how and why organizations benefit from branding success. Examines the varied nature of brand communication, message development, and brand management. Incorporate elements of market research, pricing of product and services, and market positioning, product placement. Examines financial, legal and ethical constraints of marketing initiatives.
BUS 631 - Coaching Mentoring and Resolving Conflicts
This course will expose learners to best practices related to coaching and mentoring employees that lead organizations to higher levels of performance. Learners will examine theories and models, understand sources of conflict in the organization, and explore conflict resolution techniques that improve teamwork, communication and performance.
BUS 632 - Financial Environments of Organizations
This course provides learners skills necessary to read financial statements and understand how the results of leaders’ decisions can impact their organization’s fiscal performance. Topics include basic accounting concepts, sources and uses of funds, budgetary concepts, project cost-benefit analysis, the general business environment and how to assess the financial well-being of an organization.
BUS 633 - Organizational Culture and Ethics
Learners are exposed to the dynamics of culture within organizations, and how ethical leadership influences that culture. In this course, learners will explore the nature of ethical decision making, and how individual decisions influence the cultural dynamics of the greater organization.
BUS 634 - Performance Metrics
Designing, measuring, and reporting metrics for effective organizational performance. Learners will explore individual and team based motivational tools, become familiar with how strategic and organizational goals and objectives can be translated into individual and team performance.
BUS 636 - Power, Politics, and Leadership
This course explores a leader’s ability to impact effective change in organizations. Embracing concepts on the effective use of power can create change at all levels. The identification of sources of power, ethical strategies and tactics for its use, and how power is lost.
BUS 641 - Healthcare Ethics and Compliance
An in-depth look at how leaders navigate the complex healthcare environment in light of ever changing regulatory demands. Focus on decision-making, ethics and organizational mission. Addresses issues related to healthcare law, reporting, self-reporting, and outcomes.
BUS 643 - Quality Improvement in the Healthcare Setting
This course looks at the demand of continuous quality improvement in the healthcare setting. Examines the relationship between quality and outcomes. Looks at methods of measuring quality, and how measured results create actionable process in operations.
BUS 644 - Developing Community Based Health Services
Examines the state of healthcare, and the increased demand to provide a continuum of care based on the needs of diverse populations in the marketplace. Examines the business implications of creating alternative service locations to traditional models of care and alternative healthcare solutions such as education, wellness, and access to care.
BUS 651 - Applied Leadership
Learners in this course will explore a definition of leadership with an emphasis on identifying leadership traits, leadership styles, and leadership skill development. Specific emphasis will be on practical implementation of leadership strategies such as overcoming obstacles and addressing ethical matter. Students will reflect on their own personal leadership traits and styles.
BUS 652 - Understanding and Creating Effective Organizations
This course focuses on the management areas of leadership. Learners will be exposed to elements of organizational structure, topics of human resource management and organizational behavior. Learners will explore how corporate strategy is linked to organizational structure.
BUS 653 - Managing Change
Today’s leaders need to be proactive and forecast the needs of the organization for the short-term, the intermediate, and the long-term. Students will explore how leaders are primarily change agents to influence a shared vision for the future. Students will learn to identify elements critical to leading in a changing environment.
BUS 654 - Crafting and Executing Strategy
Learners will examine the elements of strategy development including analysis of external and internal environments, building competitive advantage at the functional, business and industry level. Focus on strategic integration with diversification and acquisition to complete in a global environment. Students will explore how different businesses and industries implement strategy, focusing on performance, governance and ethics.
BUS 655 - Decision Making
This course looks at the relationship between leadership and decision making. Examines decision making as a skill set by exploring decision framing, intelligence gathering, coming to conclusions, and review. Examines the legal, ethical, cultural and organizational challenges related to decision making.
BUS 661 - Writing for Internal and External Audience
Students learn the craft, demands, and expectations of written communications to fulfill corporate-communications strategy. Students write a range of communication forms used in print and digital communications including social media, blogs, and e-newsletters.
BUS 662 - Communications Research
Using social-science research methods, students learn how to measure attitudes, opinions, and beliefs of the internal and external audiences of a corporation. Actual research is designed and conducted by small teams to address the needs of a client in an 8-week case study.
BUS 663 - Corporate Communications and Media Strategy
The course is a comprehensive application of corporate-communications strategy, tactics, and programs. Small teams will design, implement, and evaluate a campaign in the context of a challenging 8-week case study. Team projects are presented via a student-created website for evaluation by classmates and faculty.
BUS 671 - Nonprofit Operations
This course connects organizational mission to operations. Students examine the dynamics of board governance, the benefits and challenges of working with volunteers, and the hiring challenges of nonprofits. Students will learn how to connect long term goals into short term action.
BUS 673 - Nonprofit Fundraising and Financial Reporting
This course examines fundraising in the non-profit settings and addresses fundraising campaigns, grant writing, donor development and communication strategies. Students learn the importance of both financial and social service reporting in communicating organizational needs.