Core Courses

ECON-E150 Introduction to Economics (3 cr.)
First course in a two-semester sequence, including both macro- and microeconomics, and an emphasis on intuition and concepts. Explains macroeconomics issues such as economic growth and government efforts to regulate the business cycle. Explains microeconomic concepts such as demand/supply and market structures. Will cover topics such as pollution, education, poverty, health, and international trade/finance.

ECON-E 200 Fundamentals of Economics (3 cr.) 
Second-semester combined course in macroeconomics and microeconomic, with an emphasis on the more graphical and theoretical aspects of principles of economics. Explains macroeconomic issues such as economic growth and the benefits and costs of government activism in trying to regulate the business cycle. Further explains the microeconomic topics such as demand/supply and market structures. Will also cover international business and a variety of policy applications.

BUS-A 201 Introduction to Accounting I (3 cr.) 
Concepts and issues of financial reporting for business entities; analysis and recording of economic transactions.

BUS-A 202 Introduction to Accounting II (3 cr.) 
Concepts and issues of management accounting, budgeting, cost determination and analysis.

BUS-L 201 Legal Environment of Business (3 cr.) 
Examines the nature and functions of law as related to business. Specific areas covered include contracts, tort, corporate employment, international, product liability, property, securities, and antitrust.

BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.) 
Introduction to the role of computers and other information technologies in business. Provides instruction in both functional and conceptual computer literacy. Conceptual computer literacy is the focus of the weekly lecture. After introducing the basic concepts of computer use, these lectures devote special attention to current technological innovation in social and business environments. Topics include technology and organizational change, telecommunications, privacy in the information age, and business security on the Internet. Functional computer literacy includes use of a spreadsheet (Excel), a relational database (Access), and electronic communications software (e-mail and WWW browsers), as well as the applications of these skills to solve a variety of business problems.

BUS-X 220 Career Perspectives (1 cr.) 
Assists students in developing career goals. Academic planning, career exploration, and planning in the fields of business and economics. (Students currently working in a professional position may substitute a 300/400 business course for BUS-X 220 and BUS-X 410. Contact the undergraduate advisor.) Must be taken before the student completes 60 credit hours.

ECON-E 280 Applied Statistics for Business and Economics I (3 cr.) 
Summary measures of central tendency and variability. Basic concepts in probability and important probability distributions. Sampling, sampling distributions and basic estimation concepts such as confidence interval estimation and hypothesis testing. B.S. in Business students must complete ECON-E 280 and ECON-E 281 in first 80 hours of course work.

ECON-E 281 Applied Statistics for Business and Economics II (3 cr.) 
Balanced coverage of statistical concepts and methods, along with practical advice on their effective application to real-world problems. Topics include simple and multiple linear regression, time-series analysis, statistical process control and decision making. Use of Excel in statistical applications required. B.S. in Business students must complete ECON-E 281 in first 80 hours of course work.

BUS-M 301 Introduction to Marketing Management (3 cr.) 
Overview of marketing for all undergraduates. Marketing planning and decision making examined from firm’s point of view; marketing concept and its company-wide implications; integration of marketing with other functions. Market structure and behavior and their relationship to marketing strategy. Marketing system viewed in terms of both public and private policy in a pluralistic society. Note: Students currently in the Academic Success Center cannot register for this course.

BUS-F 301 Financial Management (3 cr.) 
Corporate finance emphasizing investment, dividend, and financing decisions. Topics include analysis of financial statements, risk and rates of return, discounted cash flow analysis, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, dividend policy, short-term financial management.

BUS-P 301 Operations Management (3 cr.) 
Production and its relationship to marketing, finance, accounting, and human resource functions are described. Forecasting demand, aggregate planning, master scheduling, capacity planning, and material planning provide the basis for linking strategic operations plans. Other topics include facilities design, performance measurement, productivity improvement, quality control, JIT, TOC, and project management. Note: Students currently in the Academic Success Center cannot register for this course.

BUS-K 321 Management of Information Technology (3 cr.) 
Introduction to Management Information Systems (MIS), including the key building blocks of information systems, namely: hardware, software, telecommunications (including the Internet/intranet/extranet), databases and DBMS. The focus of this course is on using and managing information technologies to derive business value.  Note:  Students currently in the Academic Success Center cannot register for this course.

BUS-Z 302 Managing and Behavior in Organizations (3 cr.) 
Integration of behavior and organizational theories. Application of concepts and theories toward improving individual, group, and organizational performance. Builds from a behavioral foundation toward an understanding of managerial processes. Students currently in the Academic Success Center cannot register for this course.

BUS-X 410 Business Career Planning and Placement (1 cr.) 
Assists students in obtaining positions consistent with career goals. Career planning, organized employment campaign, job-application methods, interview, initial conduct on job. Although this course is offered each regular academic semester, seniors should enroll in the first semester of their senior year. Accounting students especially should enroll in the fall term to take advantage of on-campus recruiting activity. Also open to second-semester juniors and seniors of other schools. (Students currently working in a professional position may substitute a 300/400 business course for BUS-X 220 and BUS-X 410. Contact the undergraduate advisor.)

BUS-J 401 Administrative Policy (3 cr.) 
Administration of business organizations; strategy formulation, organization, methods, and executive control. Should be taken in final semester. Authorization required.

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