Course Descriptions

Below are descriptions for a selection of courses in the undergraduate business program. For additional information, please reference the most recent course catalog

BUS 1301 Business Foundations Seminar

Introduces students to business practices, management principles and the functional disciplines within organizations. Students study contemporary issues in business within the context of the economic, moral, political, social and legal pressures on business decision-making.

3 Credits

BUS 1310 Financial Accounting

Developing an understanding of accounting processes, this course focuses on the preparation and use of accounting reports for business entities. An understanding of the uses of accounting for external reporting, emphasizing accounting as a provider of financial information, is stressed.

3 Credits

BUS 3095 Business Practicum

The practicum will require that students work a minimum of 400 hours in a professional capacity at the organization of their choosing. A 15 minute presentation to faculty is required after completion. The zero-credit practicum is required for graduation.

0 Credits

BUS 3101 Applied Computer Technology (B.A. only)

Development of skills necessary to facilitate problem solving, decision making and communication with technology. Skill development competencies center around spreadsheets. Prerequisite: BUS 1301.

1 Credit

BUS 3301 Software Skills (B.S. only)

Development of software skills necessary to facilitate problem solving, decision making, and communication with technology. Skill development competencies center primarily on spreadsheets, pivot tables and data analysis. Emerging business software packages will be discussed.

3 Credits

BUS 3302 Leadership and Organizations

Introduction to the process of leading within the framework and structure of complex organizations. The course examines leadership theory and behavioral science research, with an emphasis on the development of leadership and interpersonal skills through self-assessment, case analysis and experiential exercises. Prerequisite: An earned grade of "C-" or better for BUS 1301 or PSY 2313. Restricted to Juniors and Seniors or by approval of instructor.

3 Credits

BUS 3310 Fundamentals of Managerial Finance

The foundational principles for managing the financial function within an organization. Students learn how to value uncertain cash flows, develop an understanding of the concept of risk, examine the relationship between risk and return and develop an understanding of the relationship between accounting and finance. Prerequisite: BUS 3314 or equivalent.

3 Credits

BUS 3314 Managerial Accounting

The internal use of accounting techniques to support management decisions and budgeting for business operations. Prerequisite: An earned grade of "C-" or better for BUS 1310.

3 Credits

BUS 3320 Marketing Theory and Practice

Application- and theory-intensive study, using behavioral and economic research original-source articles, of marketing approaches applied by business firms and other organizations. Attention focuses on the influence of the marketplace, the process of determining an enterprises products, prices, channels and communication strategies and the preparation of a marketing plan. Prerequisite: An earned grade of "C-" or better for BUS 1301.

3 Credits

BUS 4350 Quantitative Analysis (B.S. only)

Designed to help business students apply quantitative analysis concepts to a wide variety of business activities and decisions. The course is computational in nature and students will learn to formulate and solve practical business problems. The following topics are covered: advanced linear and integer programming, development and use of simulation tools, advanced modeling and statistics including regression, ANOVA, correlation, and sampling, heuristics, and judgments in decision making.

1 Credit

PHI 3334 Business Ethics

Analysis of moral issues in the contemporary business world from the viewpoints of major philosophical traditions. Topics such as: moral theories and the nature of business; obligations in business relationships; using principles and cases to guide business practices; contemporary corporate culture and its social context; justice in international trade.

3 Credits

THE 3340 Social Justice

Addresses the intersection of economics and theology, considering it as the foundation and means of formation of a just society. The student is introduced to the development and principles of the Catholic Churchs social teaching. Also introduces the social justice theories of the Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist traditions. Prerequisite: Economics 1311.

3 Credits


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