Major in Business Administration with Accounting Concentration

Students who major in business administration with accounting concentration must complete a total of 54 hours, including

  • ACCT 203, 311, 312, 313, and 328;
  • BADM 299, 301, 307, 315, 332, 351, and 352;
  • ECON 201 and 202;
  • STAT 319

Select three hours of the following International Business Electives

  • BADM 308
  • ECON 318
  • ECON 320
  • ECON 326
  • ECON/PLSC 341
  • or other international business elective approved by the department chair

Select 6 hours from the following Accounting electives

  • ACCT 335
  • ACCT 336
  • ACCT 338
  • ACCT 340
  • or ACCT 342

Major in Business Administration with Management Concentration

Students who major in business administration with management concentration must complete a total of 51 hours, including

  • ACCT 203, 328;
  • BADM 299, 301, 307, 315, 332, 351, and 352
  • ECON 201 and 202;
  • and STAT 319

Select 3 hours of International Business Electives:

  • BADM 308
  • ECON 318
  • ECON 320
  • ECON 326
  • ECON/PLSC 341
  • or other international business elective approved by the department chair

Select 12 additional elective hours taught at or above the 300-level in BADM or ECON. (ACCT 340 may also count)

Major in Economics

Students majoring in economics must complete a total of 38 hours, including

  • ACCT 203;
  • BADM 299;
  • ECON 201, 202, 310, 330, and 440;
  • STAT 319

Select 3 hours from the following:

  • MATH 201 or 211

Select twelve additional elective hours from ECON taught at or above the 300-level. (BADM 332 or BADM 351 may also count)

Minor in Business Administration

The minor in business administration consists of eighteen hours, including

  • ACCT 203,
  • ECON 201,
  • ECON 202,
  • and nine hours of BADM elective courses taught at or above the 300-level.

Minor in Accounting

Students who minor in accounting must complete 18 hours, including

  • ACCT 203, 311, 312, 328
  • Six hours select from ACCT 313, 335, 336, 338, 340, or 342

Minor in Economics

The minor in economics consists of 18 hours, including

  • ECON 201, 202, 310, 330;
  • and six additional hours of ECON elective courses taught at or above the 300-level.

CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended, XL = Cross-listed

205 Personal Finance (3)

This course is designed to introduce students to the types of financial challenges they may face over their lifetime and give them a solid foundation to address those challenges and opportunities effectively. Topics include home ownership, insurance, household budgeting, taxes, savings, and personal investments.

299 Computer Applications for Business (2)

(PR: Major in BADM or ECON) A study of current information technology and its application to managerial decision-making. Students gain a working knowledge of basic spreadsheet skills, financial and statistical analysis, graphical tools, database management, report generation, and macro creation. This course relies on Excel for Windows to give students hands-on experience with computerized information systems in integrating material from other business courses. (Fall and Spring)

301 Business Law (3)

(PR: JR status or POI) Designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge of the principles of law pertaining to routine business transactions.Topics include sources of contracts, sales, the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), title, and risk of loss. (Fall and Spring)

307 Marketing (3)

(PR: SO status) A general survey of marketing: consumer behavior, functions, channels, and institutions. Special emphasis on the integration of marketing fundamentals with decision making through the use of case studies. (Fall and Spring)

308 International Marketing (3)

(PR: BADM 307 or POI) This course is designed to give students experience in analyzing the marketing environment and applying marketing concepts in a foreign context to develop understanding of both the theoretical and practical benefits of international business.

309 Consumer Behavior (3)

(PR: BADM 307) Concepts, methods, and models used in understanding, explaining, and predicting consumer motivation and behavior. Implications for influencing decisions are highlighted.

314 Enterprise MIS (3)

(RE: BADM 299 • XL: CSC 214) This course is designed to introduce the student to the ways businesses use information technologies to enhance and transform business operations and support business objectives. The key topics include enterprise applications (ERP, CRM, and SCM), web-based systems (E-Commerce, B2B, and intranets), and decision support (data mining and data warehouse). The course is intended to be a survey of the current concepts and practices related to MIS implementations in businesses. As time allows, students will also apply these concepts to hands-on labs.

315 Management and Organizational Behavior (3)

An overview and history of management followed by discussion of the business environment, ethics, and global markets. The course covers the planning process, principles of organizing, managing teams, motivating employees, and leadership theory. Students observe how the functional areas of business work together as they make business decisions as part of a team managing a firm in a simulation competition. (Fall and Spring)

316 Business Ethics (3)

(XL: PHIL 316) A study of ethical issues in business with the aim of strengthening our moral discernment and practical judgment. The focus is on classic and contemporary cases in the ethics of business.

322 Industrial/Organizational Psychology (3)

(PR: ECON 201 or PSYC 201 • XL: PSYC 322) The application of psychology to workplace settings, including not only business and industry, but also non-profit organizations such as hospitals, government, and social agencies.Topics include employment recruitment and selection, organizational communication, motivation of workers, and performance evaluation.Topics are of special relevance to students who at some point in their careers expect to be in managerial or administrative positions within an organization, be it a business or non-profit organization.

323 Sports Marketing (3)

(PR: BADM 307) Exploration of the essentials of effective sports marketing.Topics include application of marketing principles in the sports area, licensing issues, sponsorships and endorsements, stadium and arena marketing, broadcasting and media considerations, public policy and sports, and unique marketing challenges for sport specific products (football, basketball, baseball, motorsports, etc.). (Spring)

325 Managerial Communication (3)

(PR: C or better in English 1001 and 1002; Major in BADM, minor in MDST or PRLW, or POI) A case-based class in which students analyze business problems and propose persuasive solutions. Students share leadership in a seminar-style class as they strengthen writing and speaking skills through peer-evaluated memos, letters, and reports.The course requires weekly writing assignments. (Spring)

332 Managerial Finance (3)

(PR: ACCT 203) Designed to allow the student to apply basic concepts of finance to the solution of business problems, especially as they pertain to financial decision making; analysis of the financial condition of business firms as a means of recognizing current and long-term financial needs; selection of the most feasible actions necessary to secure best possible financing and most profitable allocation of resources. (Fall and Spring)

333 Database Processing and Design (3)

(PR: BADM 299 or CSC 1231, or POI • XL: CSC 333) Introduction to database concepts including data modeling, normalization, database design and implementation, data administration, and, as time allows, data warehouses and data mining. The course will include hands-on experience using commercially available database software beyond simple desktop databases.

334 Human Resource Management (3)

(PR: Major in BADM or POI) Analysis of current issues and practices in human resource management. The course studies the staffing, training, development, motivation, and compensation of employees. Cases and experiential exercises are used to involve students in resolving realistic human resources problems.

343 Health Care Management (3)

(PR: POI) This course will focus on the health care environment in the U.S. with an emphasis on managing the operations of health care facilities. The range of topics will include: historical perspective; patient safety; quality; risk management; employee relations; balancing financial, marketing, and operational priorities; understanding physician relations; legal, regulatory and accreditation mandates; customer service; information technology; and advocacy. It will also include the internal and external factors that control the delivery of health care in communities. (Fall)

344 Principles of Real Estate (3)

(PR: JR status or POI) This course is designed as an introduction to the field of real estate and deals with the following topical areas: the economic, social, and legal setting of real estate; brokerage and real estate title transfer; value, price and investment; real estate ownership and administration; and real estate horizons.

346 Business Intelligence and Data Analysis (3)

(PR: BADM 299 • XL: CSC 346) This course surveys methods for analyzing, visualizing, and transforming business data to discover patterns that lead to predictive, diagnostic and descriptive models. The student will apply many of these methods using spreadsheets and specialized tools with hands-on projects. The course also introduces the student to data warehouse design as well as principles of data mining.

347 International Business (3)

A broad overview of globalization, purchasing power parity, country differences in legal systems, political systems, economic systems, language, culture, labor costs, resource endowments, import and export regulations, trade agreements, and regional economic integration. Each of these factors requires significant changes in how individual business units operate from one country to the next.

351 Operations Management (3)

(PR: BADM 299 and STAT 319) An examination of analytical tools designed to improve quality and productivity in manufacturing and service operations.Topics include forecasting, inventory management, scheduling, linear programming, and queuing theory. (Fall and Spring)

352 Strategic Management (3)

(PR: SR status, EBA major) A capstone course entailing study of the formulation and implementation of strategies in a wide range of businesses. Emphasis on analyzing and integrating the functional areas of business administration. The case study method and a term project offer students the opportunity to apply strategic concepts to “real world” situations. (Fall and Spring)

353 Entrepreneurship (3)

(PR: ACCT 203 and ECON 201) A practical course designed to enhance the student’s ability to launch and manage a successful small business.The focus is on developing strengths and capabilities that are unique to small companies striving for success.Topics include strategic management, entrepreneurship, forms of ownership, franchising, cash flow management, sources of funding, business plan development, and others. Students create a business plan as part of the course. (Fall and Spring)

361 Strategic Selling and Sales Management (3)

(PR: BADM 307) This course includes both the theory and practice of strategic selling skills. Experiential exercises and case studies will help students develop analytical skills involved in sales and sales management. Students will demonstrate their proficiency in selling through role playing exercises and the research, design, and production of a comprehensive sales scenario.

398 Honors Research (3-6)

411-418 Business Abroad (3)

442 Directed Studies (1-9)

444 Internship (1-6)

446 Readings (1-9)

448 Research (1-9)

450 Seminar (1-9)

452 Special Projects (1-9)

458 Special Topics (1-6)

CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended, XL = Cross-listed

201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)

The study of basic concepts, national income determination, and the effects of monetary and fiscal policies.

202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

The study of microeconomic concepts, price theory, individual and firm choice, market structures, and distribution of income.

258 Special Topics (1-6)

300 Capitalism: Its Foundations and Functions (3)

This course will provide students with a thorough understanding of a market capitalist economy by exploring its moral foundations and functions. Students will read, analyze, and discuss Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged as well as selected articles.

304 Money, Banking, and Financial Markets (3)

(PR: ECON 201 and 202) A study of the nature and functions of the financial system, money, commercial banks, the Federal Reserve System, and monetary techniques and policies.

306 Environmental Economics (3)

(PR: ECON 202) This course is a study of the application of economic concepts to private and public sector decision making concerning natural and environmental resources.Topics include benefit-cost analysis, intergenerational equity, externalities, public goods, property rights, valuation of environmental goods, and policy implications.

310 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3)

(PR: ECON 201 and 202) An advanced treatment of microeconomics analysis.

317 Investment Analysis (3)

(PR: ACCT 203; JR status or POI) Designed to develop a general understanding of the investment process and the particular criteria used for investment decision. Equity, bond, and derivative markets are studied. Students participate in a stock market simulation which exposes them to situations typically encountered by security analysts and investors.

318 International Trade (3)

(PR: ECON 201 and 202) A study of the significance of international trade, its mechanism, and its regulation by tariffs, quotas, and governmental monopolies. The international economic position of the United States is discussed and evaluated.

320 International Social Entrepreneurship (3)

This course considers basic principles and practices in Social Entrepreneurship (SE), Microfinance (MF), and Microenterprise Development (MED). Class participants will learn to evaluate the appropriateness of SE, MED, and MF in today’s international arena. A special focus will be on applied application of microfinance as a uniquely effective empowerment tool in the most poverty-stricken areas of the world. This course will be geared for practical application for students from a wide variety of disciplines and majors. MED is a relatively new academic and practitioner area of interest and this course promotes the entrepreneurial pursuit of social impact through the thoughtful adaptation of business expertise.

326 Comparative Economic Systems (3)

(PR: ECON 201 and 202) A comparative analytical and historical study of the principal economic systems important in the past and in the modern world. Emphasis is placed on the basic principles of capitalism and socialism.

327 Economics of Property Rights (3)

(PR: ECON 201 and 202) A study of property rights from philosophical, historical, and public policy points of view. The course will give special attention to the implications of property rights for economic and other freedoms and for prosperity, making use of contemporary examples and applications.

330 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3)

(PR: ECON 201 and 202) An advanced treatment of macroeconomic analysis.

341 International Political Economy (3)

(XL: PLSC 341) This course examines the evolvement of the international trading system, international monetary and financial system, multinational corporations, international development, and the impact of globalization, with an emphasis on the interaction of political and economic factors.

350 Comparative Political Economy (3)

(PR: ECON 201 or PLSC 201 • XL: PLSC 350) This course will introduce students to both the theoretical and the substantive relationship of how government policy impacts the economy. This course will cover both the developed and developing world and will examine topics such as income inequality, social protection programs, and taxation policy, in addition to other ways in which governments intervene in the marketplace.

398 Honors Research (3-6)

411-418 Economics Abroad (3)

440 Research in Economics, Senior Capstone (2)

The economic major capstone will provide a culminating experience for majors. The course will have three main objectives: to challenge students to understand and interpret contemporary economic events in the light of the theories they have learned in the prior courses, to critique current reading in economic literature, and to conduct a research project under faculty supervision.

442 Directed Studies (1-9)

444 Internship (1-6)

446 Readings (1-9)

448 Research (1-9)

450 Seminar (1-9)

452 Special Projects (1-9)

458 Special Topics (1-6)

CO = Co-requisite, POI = Permission of Instructor, PR = Prerequisite, RE = Recommended, XL = Cross-listed

203 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)

This course provides an introduction to accounting as a device for reporting business activities. The underlying principles of accounting for assets, debt, and owners’ equity are studied in addition to the preparation and interpretation of financial statements. (Fall and Spring)

258 Special Topics (1-6)

311 Intermediate Accounting I (3)

(PR: ACCT 203 with minimum grade of “C”) This course provides the introduction to the theory and practice related to the accounting function and its application to for-profit enterprises. Specific emphasis is placed on underlying accounting concepts, the analysis of accounting problems, and the application of accounting principles for assets. (Fall)

312 Intermediate Accounting II (3)

(PR: ACCT 311 or POI) This course continues the in-depth study of financial accounting concepts and their application to liabilities, equity financing, leases, investments, revenue recognition, and the statement of cash flows. (Spring)

313 Intermediate Accounting III (3)

(PR: ACCT 311 and 312, or POI) This course continues the in-depth study of financial accounting practice and theory to include accounting changes and error analysis, income tax allocation, pension liabilities, and analyses of complete financial statements as well as current developments. (Fall)

328 Cost and Managerial Accounting (3)

(PR: ACCT 203) A study of the application of cost analysis to manufacturing and distribution problems, including analysis of the behavioral characteristics of business costs and a study of principles involved in standard cost systems. (Spring)

335 Advanced Accounting (3)

(PR: ACCT 313 or POI) This course is designed to study the application of accounting theory and principles to specialized accounting areas including partnerships, equity investments and business combinations, and consolidated financial statements. In addition, some aspects of multinational accounting are introduced, including accounting for foreign currency transactions and the translation of foreign currency financial statements. The course includes an integrating project that requires the student to utilize accounting knowledge gained from the major program.

336 Auditing (3)

(PR: ACCT 311, 312 and 342, or POI) This course studies the principles and practice of internal and independent auditing, the criteria for the establishment and testing of internal controls, the testing of account balances, application of statistical sampling, and accounting information systems. (Spring)

338 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3)

(PR: ACCT 203) The theory and practice related to the accounting function in governmental entities are covered extensively in this course. The emphasis is placed on state and local governmental entities. In addition, the theory and practice related to the accounting function in not-for-profit entities is also presented. These entities include colleges and universities, hospitals, churches, and voluntary health and welfare organizations.

340 Federal Income Taxation (3)

(PR: ACCT 203 or POI) Primary attention is given to the nature and purpose of taxes with specific emphasis on the federal income tax as it applies to individuals and their business activities. (Fall)

342 Accounting Information Systems (3)

(PR: ACCT 311 and 312, or POI) This course provides a comprehensive study of accounting system basics. Experiential learning in computer-based accounting is a significant component of the course. In addition, this course introduces current trends in e-commerce, artificial intelligence, and other developments that have a significant effect on the design of accounting systems. (Fall)

398 Honors Research (3-6)

442 Directed Studies (1-9)

444 Internship (1-6)

446 Readings (1-9)

448 Research (1-9)

450 Seminar (1-9)

452 Special Projects (1-9)

458 Special Topics (1-6)