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Course Description
BUSN 105 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT. An introduction to the principles of business management: planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling of
businesses. The course combines the traditional management process approach with contemporary systems and behavioral approaches.
3 credits

BUSN 106 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING. A study of the basic principles and concepts in the marketing process, the techniques of market research, and the function
of advertising in business operations, the role it plays in the economy, as well as a consideration of the sociological and ethical aspects of current practices.
3 credits

BUSN 205 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING.  An introduction to the financial accounting process: measuring, processing, interpreting and using accounting information for business decision-making. It examines the principles and methods of financing business organizations and evaluating internal control problems. It discusses the concepts and analytical techniques applicable to identifying and solving financial management problems.
3 credits

BUSN 207 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING.  Examines the process of identification, measurement, accumulation, analysis, preparation, interpretation, and communication of financial information used by management to plan, evaluate, and control within an organization, and to assure appropriate use of and accountability for its resources. The course introduces the student to the preparation of financial reports for non-managerial groups such as shareholders, creditors, regulatory agencies, and tax authorities.
Prerequisite: BUSN 205
3 credits

BUSN 300 QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS.  Business and econometric modeling techniques are examined through the use of Windows-based microcomputer spreadsheet construction and analysis. Emphasis is placed upon practical application in the business environment. Topics include inventory simulation, capital budgeting, decision analysis, break-even analysis, database management and record keeping, and single and multiple linear regression analysis.
Prerequisite: MATH 107, MATH 118
3 credits

BUSN 301 BUSINESS LAW I.  Introduction to the basic concepts, terminology, and principles of the American legal system. Topics include: civil dispute resolution, constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law, intentional torts, negligence, introduction to contracts, mutual assent, illegal bargains, contract in writing, contract remedies, performance, breach and discharge.
3 credits

BUSN 302 BUSINESS LAW II. An overview of commercial law with emphasis on the law of contracts, sales, property, partnerships and corporations, commercial paper, secured transactions, bankruptcy and protection of intellectual property.
3 credits

BUSN 303 FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS I.  A survey of computer information systems and how they relate to administration and management in the modern business organization. Topics include choosing the right system for the office environment, site selection and preparation, types of software and their applications, integration of hardware and software, networking techniques and theory, centralized versus decentralized and networked information systems, network topologies, information location and retrieval through the Internet and the World Wide Web, message exchanging through e-mail, message privacy techniques incorporating public key/private key encryption, and emerging trends in information systems.
Prerequisite: MATH 107, ENGL 115      
3 credits

BUSN 307 MARKETING MANAGEMENT. An overview of current strategic planning process used by marketing managers, such as sales promotion and publicity decisions, product-line strategies, marketing organization and distribution-channel developments.
Prerequisite: BUSN 106
3 credits

BUSN 309 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS.  Explores the major theories and applications that explain international business transactions and the institutions influencing those activities. It studies the social, cultural, political and regulatory environments within which international business transactions take place; the foreign exchange systems which facilitate or constrain such transactions; and the dynamics of international business-government relationships. (WE)
Prerequisite: ECON 120, ECON 130
3 credits

BUSN 313 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I. An in-depth study of financial accounting principles and recording procedures. It includes the evaluation and preparation of financial statements including the statements of income and retained earnings, and the balance sheet. It covers the analysis of financial statement components, issues of valuation and form.
Prerequisite: BUSN 205
3 credits

BUSN 314 INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II. An in-depth study of accounting procedures and systems related to a firm’s financial structure and the issuing and evaluation of corporate securities. It examines the more detailed aspects of the firm’s income statement such as earnings per share and its presentation to the firm’s income statement, the preparation of cash flow statements, and the analysis of financial statements.
Prerequisite: BUSN 313
3 credits


BUSN 316 OPERATIONS: METHODS AND SYSTEMS. A survey of frequently used stochastic and deterministic quantitative methodologies used in the management of business organizations and the allocation of scarce resources. Topics and applications include linear programming with graphical and simplex solving, transportation, transshipment, assignment, network models, project management techniques, inventory theory, simulation, queuing, forecasting, and decision theory. Computer-based software tools for management decision-making are integral to the course.
Prerequisite: MATH 107, MATH 118
3 credits

BUSN 317 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE. Introduction to the basic concepts, practices, terminologies, and theories of financial management.  It provides an overview of  financial management as central to the operation of a business enterprise: planning the firm’s needs for funds, selecting the least costly source and allocating their use to maximize value of owner’s investment. Topics include: ratio analysis of financial statements, yield curves and rates of return, and the measurement of the risk of financial assets
Prerequisites: BUSN 205     
3 credits

BUSN 318 HUMAN RESOURCE STRATEGY. An examination of the principles of personnel administration and processes of recruitment, placement, development, evaluation, compensation, and effective utilization of the firm’s human resources. Case studies are utilized.
Prerequisites: BUSN 105     
3 credits

BUSN 400 BUSINESS STRATEGY. A capstone course for seniors in the business program. The course provides a framework for problem identification and strategy formation within organizations. Emphasis will be placed on the interplay of judgment and decision making, the use of both qualitative and quantitative factors in policy formulation and execution and the impact of social and moral values. The course provides an opportunity for students to integrate and apply previously acquired knowledge in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, marketing, and management. Utilizes the case approach as well as readings from other disciplines. (WE)
Prerequisites: 90 credits of coursework, including ECON 120, BUSN 105, BUSN 106,
BUSN 205
3 credits

BUSN 401 INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY.  A study of global political and economic relations, including the place of the United States in the world economy. It explores the interconnectedness between the economic and political factors that have given shape to the current global economy. The issues are discussed in historical perspective, highlighting the major theories that have been developed. Some of the issues examined relate to global security, trade protectionism, international finance, economic and political integration, transnational corporations, the political economy of oil, and global poverty.
Prerequisite: ECON 120, 130
3 credits

BUSN 402 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING (With Java).  Introduces syntax, principles, and practices for object-oriented programming with java. Concentration is on single machine programming. Topics include: java syntax; the idea of object-oriented programming; the java libraries; multi-media programming, data, structures, loops and algorithms; and user-interface development.
Prerequisite: BUSN 303
3 credits

BUSN 403 FUNDAMENTALS OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS II.  Introduces the principles and practices for the system life-cycle phases of elaboration, construction, transition and production, focusing on the dimensions of analysis/design, programming and quality management. Topics include: going from the application model to a conceptual system model, using semantic analysis, type packages, class and role diagrams, and dynamic effectuation models; developing standards and tests for the systems and its components; implementing the system design, final testing, deployment and training.
Prerequisite: BUSN 303
3 credits

BUSN 404 MULTI-USER SYSTEMS.   Examines the essentials of multi-user information systems as used by business organizations. Topics include: client-server operating systems, multi-tier physical and logical architectures, design and programming for multi-user systems, multi-user databases with use of a SQL-compliant database, system administration and server-side design and programming for web applications.
Prerequisite: BUSN 303, BUSN 402
3 credits

BUSN 405 CORPORATE FINANCIAL ANALYSIS. As a second course in financial theory, this course examines problems, procedures, and concepts utilized in managing the assets and liabilities of the corporation. Emphasizing analytical approaches and financial theory, the topics covered include: control of the firm’s financial structure, capital budgeting, risk analysis, the theory of valuation for corporate securities, dividend policies and long-term financing options.
Prerequisite: BUSN 317
3 credits

BUSN 406 INVESTMENTS. An introduction to the fundamental principles, tools and techniques of investing. It examines asset allocation decisions, the portfolio management process, security market indexes, security valuation, and evaluation of portfolio performance. The course provides a hands-on experience in the use and analysis of various types of investment information.
Prerequisite: BUSN 317
3 credits

BUSN 407 CAPITAL AND MONEY MARKETS. Analysis of the role of financial institutions and financial markets in the U.S. economy. Emphasizing theoretical concepts and policy considerations, topics covered include: investment theory, analysis and management of common stock and bonds, and derivative security analysis. The course provides a hands-on experience in the use and analysis of various types of investment information.
Prerequisite: ECON 130, BUSN 317
3 credits

BUSN 408 LABOR RELATIONS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING. A study of the issues and problems facing management in its relations with organized labor;
techniques of collective bargaining; types of union agreements; and current trends in management labor relations.
Prerequisite: BUSN 201
3 credits

BUSN 409 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING. A study of international marketing operations, including decision-making and policy formation. Special problems involved in directing the flow of a company’s goods and services to consumers or users in more than one country.
Prerequisite: BUSN 106       
3 credits

BUSN 410 SERVICES MARKETING. A study of the specific marketing needs of the service sector, including an investigation of its unique nature, emerging theories for
service marketing, and applicable management strategies being developed for a variety of service industries.
Prerequisite: BUSN 106       
3 credits

BUSN 411 INCOME TAXATION. Theory and problems of federal income taxes as
applied to individuals and corporations. It examines the fundamental concepts of the federal income taxation stature. More specifically, it focuses on the U.S. internal revenue code for individuals, and how lawyers and legal institutions have interpreted the statute over time.
Prerequisite: BUSN 205
3 credits

BUSN 412 COST ACCOUNTING.   Examines how managerial accounting information is utilized within an organization for planning, control, motivation, and decision-making. The course focuses on cost information: the accumulation of costs within organizations, the used of costs for planning and control, cost allocation, and the identification of relevant costs for decision-making.  It examines various cost accounting systems, including job, prices and standard cost systems and budgeting techniques.
Prerequisite: BUSN 205, 207
3 credits

BUSN 413 FINANCIAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS.  Examines the essentials of the major types of financial information systems, including systems for accounting and back office, audit and compliance, forecasting and valuation, budget and planning, risk management, trading, portfolio and loan management, sales and marketing, and e-commerce. The course examines the related issues of transactions-based systems, globalization considerations, and enterprise resource planning systems.
Prerequisite: BUSN 303, MATH 118, BUSN 205
3 credits

BUSN 419/ECON 419 INTERNATIONAL FINANCE.  Provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of international business finance. It discusses the global environment which a multinational corporation faces in the management of the finance function. The major topics include: the international monetary system, the balance of payments, foreign exchange, the management of foreign exchange risk, and country risk analysis. It also examines the foreign investment decision process, the major theories of foreign investment, the role of international banks, and the financing of international business operations through public and private non-bank financial institutions.
Prerequisite: ECON 120, ECON 130
3 credits

BUSN 460 INDEPENDENT STUDY.     1-3 credits

BUSN 470, 370 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS. An in-depth investigation of an advanced topic in the field of business based on the interests of upper level majors and
faculty members in the Department. Detailed course descriptions will be available in the Department at the time of registration.
3, 3 credits

BUSN 475, 375 INTERNSHIPS.      3 credits