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ACCOUNTING COURSES (ACCT)

 

ACCT 2003 Survey of Accounting A survey of financial and managerial accounting for non-business majors. NOTE: This class will not count in meeting the degree requirements for Accounting or Business Administration majors. Cannot be taken for credit if the student has completed ACCT 2123 or ACCT 2133.

 

ACCT 2123 Financial Accounting An introductory course in gathering, recording, and using financial data of a profit organization.

 

ACCT 2133 Managerial Accounting An introductory course regarding the use of accounting data by managers. Pre: ACCT 2123.

 

ACCT 3103 Intermediate Accounting I Study of the evaluation and treatment of assets including consideration of related principles of profit determination. Pre: ACCT 2133.

 

ACCT 3113 Intermediate Accounting II Study of the treatment of liabilities, owner's equity, and the analysis of financial statements. Continuation of Acct. 3103. Pre: ACCT. 3103.

 

ACCT 3123 Governmental/Non-profit Accounting Study of governmental and non-profit accounting. An analysis of funds that reflect activity for governmental units, hospitals, educational institutions or other non-profit organizations. Pre: ACCT 2133.

 

ACCT 3133 Individual Income Tax Theory of individual taxation. Examination of income tax problems; federal and state tax forms; and preparation of individual tax returns both manually and using basic tax software.

 

ACCT 3143 Business Income Tax Theory of partnership and corporation taxation. Examination of partnership and corporation tax returns. Examination of other issues including estate taxation, and gift-tax. Pre: ACCT 3133.

 

ACCT 3153 Cost Accounting I Elementary principles of cost accounting: internal records of manufacturing business, standard costing, budgetary control, and quality concepts. Pre: ACCT 2133.

 

ACCT 3163 Cost Accounting II Continuation of ACCT 3153 involving the advanced study of process cost accounting, standard cost accounting; cost and profit analysis. Pre: ACCT 3153.

 

ACCT 3923 Advanced Business Law/Ethics An in-depth examination of specific topics of law and ethics that affect business in America. Pre: GBUS 2903 (Cross-listed as GBUS 3923).

 

ACCT 4123 Advanced Accounting Consolidated financial statements, business combinations, reporting, foreign currency transactions and financial statements, partnerships. Pre: ACCT 3113.

 

ACCT 4133 Accounting Information Systems An in-depth study of the various accounting systems with emphasis in intra and inner system data flow. Concentration on both manual and automated systems. Pre: ACCT 3113.

 

ACCT 4143 Petroleum Accounting Financial and tax accounting principles, practices, policies, and procedures used by oil and gas producers. Pre: ACCT 3103 and ACCT 3133.

 

ACCT 4173 Auditing The course includes: auditing procedure; classification of audits; audit working papers and reports; methods of verification of financial statements; practical applications; maintenance and improvement of internal controls. Pre: ACCT 3113.

 

ACCT 4183 Advanced Auditing Auditing programs and case studies; auditing standards; APB opinions; FASB opinions; statistical and judgment sampling. Pre: ACCT 4173. Offered by special request and approval.

 

ACCT 4303 International Accounting Provides understanding of accounting issues related to the global business environment. Pre: ACCT 3103.

 

ACCT 4363 Professional Ethics This course covers current issues in commercial ethics, requirement of officers and directors of public companies, and professional license requirements, including requirements for accountants. Pre: ACCT 2123.

 

ACCT 4703 Accounting Internship An Internship course in which the student will have an opportunity to integrate concepts learned and philosophies developed in Accounting and other business courses with real world experiences. Emphasis will be on allowing students practical application of their field.

 

GENERAL BUSINESS COURSES (GBUS)

 

GBUS 1013 Introduction to Business Introductory course for students of economics and business administration; survey of basic principles, forms and practices involved in administration of a business firm.

 

GBUS 2033 Leadership in Business An introduction to leadership styles and principles as applied to today‘s business environment, both within the organization and the community. This course satisfies the General Education requirement for a class in leadership. NOTE: This class includes a service learning component.

 

GBUS 2903 Legal Environment of Business Survey of the areas of our legal system and laws that impact today‘s business environment.

 

GBUS 3083 Introduction to E-Commerce This course is designed to provide an introduction to computers, Internet, and business transactions. The course focuses on technology based interactions between customers and businesses over the Internet.

 

GBUS 3513 International Business An in-depth study of the various aspects of international business, including the environmental, economic, political and social constraints.

 

GBUS 3613 Principles of Entrepreneurship This course offers a practical, hands-on approach to entrepreneurship and leads students through the process of writing either a feasibility plan or a business plan. Topics include identifying business opportunities, concept development to market penetration, financial analysis as well as coverage of emerging entrepreneurial topics such as e-commerce, international business opportunities, and the speed of change in the business environment. Pre: FIN 3013 or FIN 3163.

 

GBUS 3753 Business Research Applied business statistics and research techniques relevant to business decision making. Pre: MATH 1313, MATH 1513 and ENGL 1213.

 

GBUS 3923 Advanced Business Law/Ethics An in-depth examination of specific topics of law and ethics that affect business in America. Pre: GBUS 2903. (Cross-listed as ACCT 3923).

 

GBUS 3953 Business, Society and Government A study of the interactions of business, government and society with a focus on government regulation, business ethics and the social responsibilities of business firms. Pre: Junior standing.

 

GBUS 4313 Advanced Entrepreneurship This course builds on the framework established in Principles of Entrepreneurship to study the elements necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. Pre: GBUS 3613.

 

GBUS 4323 Small Business Consulting An introduction to consulting. Students, either in teams or individually, will have practical experience working with small business or non-profit organization in a consulting role.

 

GBUS 4703 Business Internship An Internship course in which the student will have an opportunity to integrate concepts learned and philosophies developed in business courses with real world experiences. Emphasis will be on allowing students practical application of their field.

 

GBUS 4933 Business Ethics An issues- and problems-oriented course in applied business ethics. Focus is on the crises of conscience and the everyday conflicts of role and obligation that characterize professional lives and the role of corporate responsibility in today‘s society.

 

GBUS 4953 Employment Law Analyzes the legal relationship between employers and employees or potential employees.

 

 

ECONOMICS COURSES (ECON)

 

ECON 2103 Survey of Economics An introductory level course in economics designed for non-business majors. Emphasis is placed on understanding how economic principles apply to domestic and global issues in today‘s world. NOTE: This class will not count in meeting the degree requirements for Accounting or Business Administration majors. May not be taken for credit if student has completed ECON 2113 or ECON 2123.

 

ECON 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics This course provides an overview of the entire U.S. economy and government‘s involvement in economic issues.

 

ECON 2123 Principles of Microeconomics This course focuses on economic theory and issues as related to the operation of individual organizations.

 

ECON 3133 Public Finance Applications of economic analysis to public expenditures, allocation of resources, and public revenue. Considerations of the problems of efficiency, equity and incidence of taxes. Pre: ECON 2103 or (ECON 2113 AND ECON 2123).

 

ECON 3213 International Economics Principles of international trade and finance; commercial policies in relation to the flow of international trade. Emphasis will be placed on the increasing importance of international trade and policies as they affect the U.S. economy. Pre: ECON 2123.

 

ECON 4363 Income and Employment Theories of national income determination, consumption, investment, money, interest rates and economic growth. Emphasis will be on Classical, Keynesian and Post-Keynesian aggregate economic analysis. Pre: ECON 2113 and ECON 2123.

 

 

FINANCE COURSES (FIN)

 

FIN 1113 Personal Finance A study of financial matters for the individual or the family and techniques available to manage these needs. This course will study various consumer financial accounts and instruments.

 

FIN 3013 Survey of Finance Concepts and techniques of financial management. Also included are the time value of money, basic instruments of financing, financial planning, capitalization, and marketing of securities. Pre: Either ACCT 2003 or ACCT 2133, and ECON 2103. (Students with both ECON 2113 and ECON 2123 also meet the prerequisite.) NOTE: This class will not count in meeting the degree requirements for Accounting or Business Administration majors. May not be taken for credit if student has completed FIN 3163.

 

FIN 3163 Business Finance Business finance with emphasis on corporate methods and instruments of financing, time value of money, risk and return, valuation, capital budgeting, and cost of capital. Pre: ACCT 2133, ECON 2113 and 2123, MATH 1313 and 1513.

 

FIN 4213 Real Estate Real estate as an academic and practical discipline; designed to introduce students to theory, principles, practices, problem-solving, and decision-making; techniques applicable to purchase transfer, lease, financing, appraisal and brokerage in land and buildings.

 

FIN 4323 Investments This course involves the evaluation of investment vehicles, fundamental and technical analysis, and alternative investment strategies while providing the beginning investor with an understanding of the functioning of an efficient market.

 

FIN 4433 Business Risk Management and Insurance Identification, measurement, and control of non-speculative risks of business; study of various types of insurance available to business, including self insurance, methods of loss prevention; insurance as a planning tool; insurance procurement.

 

 

MANAGEMENT COURSES (MGMT)

 

MGMT 3063 Principles of Management An introduction to basic areas of management functions.

 

MGMT 3433 Organizational Behavior Concepts in the behavioral sciences used to evaluate and improve inter-personal relations and organizational practices in the work place. Pre: MGMT 3063 or instructor permission.

 

MGMT 4213 Small Business Management An examination of the environment and management of the small enterprise. Pre: MGMT 3063 or permission of instructor.

 

MGMT 4303 International Studies Abroad in Management This course presents concepts of management in a global market with specific attention to business management in the European market. Course will consist of faculty lecture and field experience in the European market. Executives from leading international firms will meet with students to discuss their strategies for success in world markets. On-site visits and plant tours enhance the learning experience. Pre: MGMT 3063.

 

MGMT 4333 Human Resources Management A study of modern methods and legal aspects of selection, testing and solving various human resource problems. Pre: MGMT 3063 or permission of instructor.

 

MGMT 4343 Cross-Cultural Management This course addresses the complexities and challenges associated with international management by emphasizing both organizational behavior and human resources management in terms of cross-cultural implications and applications. Pre: MGMT 3063 or permission of instructor.

 

MGMT 4353 Production/Operations Management A study of the principles and practices related to production and operations in both manufacturing and service firms. Pre: MATH 1313, MATH 1513 and MGMT 3063.

 

MGMT 4433 Business Policy A capstone course in which the student will have an opportunity to integrate concepts learned and philosophies developed in other business courses. Pre: Completion, with grade of ―C‖ or higher, of all other courses in Business Core. To be taken in the final semester.

 

MGMT 4703 Management Internship An Internship course in which the student will have an opportunity to integrate concepts learned and philosophies developed in Management and other business courses with real world experiences. Emphasis will be on allowing students practical application of their field.

 

 

MARKETING COURSES (MRKT)

MRKT 3043 Principles of Marketing A survey of the nature, scope and economic importance of marketing. (Cross-listed MCOM 3043).

 

MRKT 3413 Consumer Behavior Course in the characteristics of consumers, their buying patterns, and the demographic, social and psychological influences on the consumer buying process. Pre: MRKT 3043 (Cross Listed-PSYC 3313).

 

MRKT 4013 E-Marketing This course presents in-depth concepts of marketing with specific attention to the electronic commerce setting. Pre: MRKT 3043.

 

MRKT 4043 Salesmanship A course dealing with the principles of selling merchandise. Pre: MRKT 3043.

 

MRKT 4103 Marketing Management An advanced marketing course that offers in-depth study of marketing problems and the facets of making Marketing decisions. Pre: MRKT 3043.

 

MRKT 4113 International Marketing Issues and concepts related to development and implementation of global marketing strategies. Pre: MRKT 3043.

 

MRKT 4253 Integrated Marketing Communications Planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the promotion mix. Pre: MRKT 3043.

 

MRKT 4313 International Studies Abroad in Marketing This course presents concepts of international marketing principles in the European business environment. Course will consist of faculty lecture and field experience in the European market. Executives from leading international firms will meet with students to discuss their strategies for success in world markets. On-site visits and plant tours enhance the learning experience. Pre: MRKT 3043.

 

MRKT 4703 Marketing Internship An Internship course in which the student will have an opportunity to integrate concepts learned and philosophies developed in Marketing and other business courses with real world experiences. Emphasis will be on allowing students practical application of their field.

 

 

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS COURSES (MIS)

 

MIS 3413 Management Information Systems A study of information support systems available to managers. Strong emphasis is placed on the computer as a tool for MIS. Pre: CMSC 1103, MGMT 3063.

 

MIS 4423 Information Systems Management An integration of previous coursework into the ability to see the data and information needs of an organization from the viewpoint of all levels of management. Pre: MIS 3413.