BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

bullet_headerBachelor of Science in Business

Whether your interests lie in the corporate or nonprofit world, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration helps you gain theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary for success in today’s fast-paced, globally competitive business environment. Our program emphasizes the development of strong management science skills, allowing you to guide organizations toward effective decision-making through careful data analysis. You will cultivate strong leadership skills, learn to think critically and communicate effectively.

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Capstone: Strategic Management and Policy

BUS491 (3 credits)
This course is all about connecting the dots, linking various functions of business and understanding the interdependency between marketing, sales, advertising, operations/supply chain and other business functions. The purpose of this course is to enable the student to integrate the lessons learned in previous business, accounting, finance, international business and management courses through the use of case studies analyzed from the general manager’s point of view. Students will also learn the importance of score card and metrics that are essential for running a business.

Communicating in Business

BUS308 (3 credits)
This course builds a bridge from students’ general education to the work they do in the field of business. With the aim of preparing students for both professional life and graduate work, this writing-intensive course introduces disciplinary strategies for preparing routine business correspondence, for investigating provocative issues, and for communicating to others about them. In this way, the course offers students time to learn and to practice more advanced skills in reading, writing, speaking, and listening; in using appropriate software support in presentations; and in mastering information literacy in the field of business. The course emphasizes fundamental principles of communication with time-on-task and real world, discipline-specific models for communication tasks.

Dynamics of Management

BUS235 (3 credits)
This course is an introduction to the basic functions and theories of management in the context of a dynamic environment. Emphasis is on the role of managers in making organizations effective and efficient, in part through developing an understanding of how to assess and capitalize on the changing internal and external environments, but most of all how to deal with the complexities of human behavior in the context of organizational management.

Financial Management

BUS327 (3 credits)
In this course students will learn the concepts, tools, and the analytical techniques that are essential in conducting financial analysis. The course is targeted to teach students financial analysis and its linkage to business performance. The course will cover one of financial ratios to identify potential risks and opportunities, analyzing financial performance of a company, conducting financial forecast, time value of money, cost of capital and return on investments.

Fundamentals of International Business

BUS303 (3 credits)

This course will provide the student with an understanding of the international business environment and how to address opportunities and challenges faced in a dynamic global business climate. The course will focus on such interrelated environmental forces as cultures, global economics, foreign exchange and political systems, which can vary on a country-by-country basis. Students will learn business, operations, supply chain and organization strategies that are unique to conducting global business.

Human Resource Policy, Employment Law Records Management

BUS329 (3 credits)
A positive approach to understanding and integrating the legislative environment impacting human resources with the development and implementation of internal policy and procedure from an ethical business perspective. Topics include exposure to federal legislation, labor relations, employment handbooks, documentation and Human Resource Information System.

Legal Environments of Business

BUS215 (3 credits)

This course provides a manager’s perspective on the law for business students. Students learn the practical implications of law in their own lives and what they must be ready for as they encounter civil and criminal legal issues and business formation issues. Students are introduced to the court systems, parts of the government that impact business, and how they affect and impact the life of the individual and businesses. Students learn about contracts, different types of business, and areas of regulation surrounding the relationship between employers, employees, and the government.

Principles of Marketing

BUS226 (3 credits)

A survey of the marketing structure for the creation, research, and distribution of goods and services for all types of corporations is examined. Specifically, the fundamentals of the marketing mix: product development, promotion activities, price objectives and placement of goods or services will be explored. Students will also examine how communication, distribution, and exchange activities affect consumer behaviors.