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Bachelor’s Degrees
 
Students who complete the core requirements for a Bachelor’s degree in Business will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate the ability to create and effectively execute written and oral reports using appropriate software
2. Utilize analytical software tools for decision making
3. Formulate and make business decisions in a team environment
4. Demonstrate the ability to apply business knowledge and skill through the internship program
5. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and interpret financial data
6. Identify the economic forces that impact business operations
 
The following core courses are required of all business students as part of their major.
 
Business Core Curriculum:
AC 220-221 Principles of Accounting .......................................................................6 hours
BA 302 Business Communication.............................................................................3 hours
BA 310 Principles of Management............................................................................3 hours
BA 371 Production Management*.............................................................................3 hours
BA 375 Business Law...............................................................................................3 hours
BA 460 Business Ethics............................................................................................3 hours
BA 495 Business Policy........................................................................................... 3 hours
EC 282 Principles of Microeconomics.......................................................................3 hours
EC 283 Principles of Macroeconomics.....................................................................3 hours
FN 311 Principles of Finance....................................................................................3 hours
IS 200 Management Information Systems**.............................................................3 hours
PY 307 Statistical Methods...................................................................................... 3 hours
MK 301 Principles of Marketing................................................................................3 hours
Total.......................................................................................................................42 hours
*Not needed by management information systems or marketing majors
**Not needed by accounting majors.
 
General Education Requirement: Students must select the following:
Personal Development
IS 120 Microcomputer Applications (no grade below a C for IS majors)...................3 hours
Mathematics and Science (no grade below C )
MA 171 Calculus (MA 121-122 may be required first)...............................................4 hours
or
MA 211 Applied Calculus (MA 122 or MA 123 may be required first)........................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Accounting
This degree is designed to offer an institutional program with an emphasis on the principles and concepts of accounting relating to measuring, recording, classifying, summarizing, and interpreting financial transactions. It prepares students for accounting careers in business, government, not-for-profit organizations, and graduate school.
 
Students who complete the B.S. in Accounting will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate and execute planning and control skills
2. Master the use of reporting system
3. Demonstrate the transaction cycle for a business
4. Design internal controls that validate financial information
5. Prepare and present financial reports in accordance with GAAP
 
Major Requirements:
Business Core Curriculum......................................................................................39 hours
AC 325-326 Intermediate Accounting ......................................................................6 hours
AC 341 Cost Accounting ..........................................................................................3 hours
AC 350 Federal Taxation ......................................................................................... 3 hours
AC 351 Corporate Taxation ......................................................................................3 hours
AC 380 Accounting Information Systems..................................................................3 hours
AC 420 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting................................................... 3 hours
AC 421 Advanced Accounting...................................................................................3 hours
AC 431 Auditing .......................................................................................................3 hours
AC 432 Auditing II.....................................................................................................3 hours
IS 250 Business Applications in Excel and Access...................................................3 hours
Total.......................................................................................................................72 hours
 
General Education Requirement: Students must select the following:
Personal Development
IS 120 Microcomputer Applications...........................................................................3 hours
Mathematics and Science (no grade below C )
MA 171 Calculus (MA 121-122 may be required first)...............................................4 hours
or
MA 211 Applied Calculus (MA 122 or MA 123 may be required first)........................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Business Administration
This is a professional degree, with concentrations in Health Care Administration, Management, and Marketing.
 
Major Requirements:
Business Core Curriculum................................................................................ 39-42 hours
Concentration in Health Care Administration, Management, or Marketing*...... 24-27 hours
Total................................................................................................................. 63-69 hours
*Health Care Administration concentration:
 
This concentration provides a broad understanding of health care management and hands-on experience in applying learned principles. It is designed for those persons interested in a career in health care administration. Graduates will be prepared for careers in health care organizations, including hospitals, public agencies, health care networks, group practices, long-term care, and managed-care settings.
 
Students who complete the concentration in Health Care Administration will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities that it takes to be an Administrator in the field of healthcare
2. Appraise the operational and resource responsibilities of today’s healthcare administrators and the utility of products and services offered by healthcare organizations
3. Identify provider organizations and settings through which healthcare services are offered and describe the US Health Care system is evaluated & regulated
4. Assess the current Health Care system based on historical development, financing fragmentation, and regulatory auspices
5. Evaluate the rationale for a healthcare system oriented to chronic care
6. Analyze the various ethical and legal issues prevalent in healthcare today
 
Concentration Requirements:
Business Core Curriculum......................................................................................42 hours
AH 350 Medical Terminology....................................................................................3 hours
HC 325 Introduction to Health Services Administration............................................3 hours
HC 330 Legal Aspects and Ethics of Health Care.....................................................3 hours
HC 340 Health Technology and Human Diseases....................................................3 hours
HC 454 Long Term Care Administration....................................................................3 hours
HC 495 Health Services Management Problems and Research..............................3 hours
HC 497 Practicum in Health Care Management.......................................................6 hours
FN 411 Insurance and Risk Management.................................................................3 hours
Total.......................................................................................................................69 hours
 
General Education Requirement: Students must select the following:
Personal Development
IS 120 Microcomputer Applications...........................................................................3 hours
Mathematics and Science (no grade below C )
MA 171 Calculus (MA 121-122 may be required first)...............................................4 hours
or
MA 211 Applied Calculus (MA 122 or MA 123 may be required first)........................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
*Management concentration:
This concentration focuses on people and productivity. Management is the process of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the efforts of organizational members, of making decisions, and of using all other organizational resources to achieve stated organizational goals. Students learn how to be productive managers in their study of such fundamental professional skills as leadership, team building, project coordination, performance evaluation, resource allocation, and strategy formulation.
 
Students who complete the concentration in Management will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Apply the various functions of management to the internal and external organizational environment
2. Demonstrate leadership and ethical management practices
3. Demonstrate sound decision-making and problem-solving skills to adapt to a changing market
4. Present oral presentations and written communication, effectively presenting ideas and facts
5. Utilize electronic devices to enhance the communication process
6. Apply management principles and leadership to various international markets
 
Concentration Requirements:
Business Core Curriculum......................................................................................42 hours
BA 383 Human Resource Management....................................................................3 hours
BA 385 International Business..................................................................................3 hours
BA 415 Organizational Behavior...............................................................................3 hours
BA 487 Negotiations..................................................................................................3 hours
BA 488 Leadership and Organizational Climate.......................................................3 hours
BA 492 Internship......................................................................................................3 hours
AC 330 Managerial Accounting.................................................................................3 hours
FN 401 Financial Decision-Making...........................................................................3 hours
MK 480 Supply Chain Management.........................................................................3 hours
Total.......................................................................................................................69 hours
 
General Education Requirement: Students must select the following:
Personal Development
IS 120 Microcomputer Applications...........................................................................3 hours
Mathematics and Science (no grade below C)
MA 171 Calculus (MA 121-122 may be required first)...............................................4 hours
or
MA 211 Applied Calculus (MA 122 or MA 123 may be required first)........................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
*Marketing concentration:
This concentration emphasizes the facilitation of exchanges between one business and another, as well as between businesses and consumers. Key marketing activities include designing and modifying products, pricing, selling, and sales management, and gathering market information.
 
Career opportunities include sales, retail management and buying, advertising account executives, and marketing research associates.
 
Students who complete the concentration in Marketing will be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Know marketing practices and developments within the field
2. Assess problem-situations and be able to make recommendations and provide solutions
3. Demonstrate a systematic approach to marketing
4. Demonstrate ability to use creativity and artistry to achieve project goals and objectives
5. Work with cross-functional teams for designated projects
6. Establish decision-making processes and systematic approaches
 
Concentration Requirements:
Business Core Curriculum......................................................................................39 hours
MK 301 Principles of Marketing................................................................................3 hours
MK 342 Marketing Research.....................................................................................3 hours
MK 343 Consumer Behavior.....................................................................................3 hours
MK 345 Advertising Management.............................................................................3 hours
MK 350 Sales Management......................................................................................3 hours
MK 448 International Marketing................................................................................3 hours
MK 468 Retail Merchandising and Design Management..........................................3 hours
MK 480 Supply Chain Management.........................................................................3 hours
MK 492 Internship.....................................................................................................3 hours
IS 315 Multimedia Applications.................................................................................3 hours
Total.......................................................................................................................69 hours
 
General Education Requirement: Students must select the following:
Personal Development
IS 120 Microcomputer Applications...........................................................................3 hours
Mathematics and Science (no grade below C)
MA 171 Calculus (MA 121-122 may be required first)...............................................4 hours
or
MA 211 Applied Calculus (MA 122 or MA 123 may be required first)........................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Finance
The degree in Finance focuses on the financial sectors of the modern economy. Students are taught the concept of value: the creation of wealth. Students will be challenged to be critical thinkers and to master fundamental financial management tools used in analyzing and executing the financial aspects of managerial decisions. Graduates majoring in Finance will be prepared to find employment in financial institutions such as banks, insurance companies, and brokerage firms; and with government agencies, and in church institutions.
 
Students who complete the B.S. in Finance be proficient in the following student learning outcomes:
1. Demonstrate comprehension of key finance concepts and principles.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the global perspective in making financial decisions.
3. Apply basic security analysis techniques to evaluate investment alternatives.
4. Analyze and manage an investment portfolio project.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of financial instruments, markets and institutions, including the Federal Reserve.
6. Evaluate credit and loan applications.
 
Major Requirements:
Business Core Curriculum......................................................................................42 hours
FN 321 Money and Banking......................................................................................3 hours
FN 381 Investments..................................................................................................3 hours
FN 401 Financial Decision-Making...........................................................................3 hours
FN 411 Insurance and Risk Management ................................................................3 hours
FN 426 Financial Markets and Institutions................................................................3 hours
FN 436 Management of Financial Institutions...........................................................3 hours
FN 481 Portfolio Management and Security Analysis...............................................3 hours
FN 486 International Finance....................................................................................3 hours
Total.......................................................................................................................66 hours
 
General Education Requirement: Students must select the following:
Personal Development
IS 120 Microcomputer Applications...........................................................................3 hours
Mathematics and Science (no grade below C)
MA 171 Calculus (MA 121-122 may be required first)...............................................4 hours
or
MA 211 Applied Calculus (MA 122 or MA 123 may be required first)........................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to only one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
The purpose of the Management Information Systems (MIS) major is to prepare students for a career in information systems. This program is designed to build a bridge between management and technology. Graduates will be prepared to assume major roles in information systems within business, industry and government in support of organizational objectives.
 
Students who complete the B.S. in Management Information Systems will be proficient in the
following student learning outcomes:
1. Create and maintain a database in a secure environment
2. Manage information system projects efficiently
3. Learn to install, configure, and secure computer network hardware/software
4. Design computer programs in various programming languages
5. Demonstrate the ability to use selected software application packages
6. Apply information technology skills to analyze and solve business problems
 
Major Requirements:
Business Core Curriculum..............................................................................................39 hours
IS 250 Business Applications in Excel and Access...................................................3 hours
IS 285 Business Application Programming in C++....................................................3 hours
IS 290 Advanced Business Application Programming in C++...................................3 hours
IS 315 Multimedia Applications.................................................................................3 hours
IS 325 Web Design and Development......................................................................3 hours
IS 330 Network Management and Telecommunications...........................................3 hours
IS 340 Advanced Business Networks.......................................................................3 hours
IS 415 Database Management ................................................................................3 hours
IS 425 Information Security and Policy.....................................................................3 hours
IS 440 Systems Analysis and Project Management..................................................3 hours
IS 450 Information Resource Management..............................................................3 hours
Total.......................................................................................................................72 hours
 
General Education Requirement: Students must select the following:
Personal Development:
IS 120 Microcomputer Applications (no grade below a C for IS majors)...................3 hours
Mathematics and Science (no grade below C ):
MA 171 Calculus (MA 121-122 may be required first)...............................................4 hours
or
MA 211 Applied Calculus (MA 122 or MA 123 may be required first)........................3 hours
 
Each course taken by the student may be applied to one program: general education, major, minor or free electives.
 
Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management
This degree program is designed specifically for the adult learner and offered in a nontraditional format. Refer to the Adult and Continuing Education section of the bulletin for the program outline and description of courses.
 
Minor in Accounting
AC 220-221 Principles of Accounting ......................................................................6 hours
AC 325-326 Intermediate Accounting.......................................................................6 hours
AC Electives ............................................................................................................9 hours
Total.......................................................................................................................21 hours
 
Minor in Management
BA 310 Principles of Management.............................................................................3 hours
BA 383 Human Resource Management....................................................................3 hours
BA Electives (6 hours must be upper division)...........................................................9 hours
AC 220-221 Principles of Accounting.........................................................................6 hours
Total........................................................................................................................21 hours
 
Minor in Management Information Systems
IS 200 Management information Systems.................................................................3 hours
IS 250 Business Application in Excel and Access......................................................3 hours
IS 315 Multimedia Applications..................................................................................3 hours
IS 325 Web Design and Development.......................................................................3 hours
IS 440 Systems Analysis and Project Management..................................................3 hours
BA 302 Business Communications............................................................................3 hours
Total........................................................................................................................18 hours
 
Minor in Marketing
BA 310 Principles of Management.............................................................................3 hours
MK 301 Principles of Marketing.................................................................................3 hours
MK 343 Consumer Behavior......................................................................................3 hours
MK 350 Sales Management.......................................................................................3 hours
MK 448 Global Marketing..........................................................................................3 hours
MK 468 Retail Merchandising and Design.................................................................3 hours
Electives (Marketing or Communication/Art; must be approved by advisor).............3 hours
Total........................................................................................................................21 hours