Business

Course Requirements

ACC 105: Financial Accounting

Explores the nature of accounting, introduction of basic accounting concepts and procedures, and interpretation of financial statements. The various uses of accounting information in decision-making, accounting issues concerning income and cash flows, economic resources and capital are covered. Prerequisite: MAT 100; BUS 124

ACC 106: Managerial Accounting

Introduces the concepts, methods and procedures for the development and use of accounting information to support and assist management in their internal cost accounting processes and financial decision-making. This course includes theory and concepts of cost accounting, use of financial and accounting information for planning, budgeting and control of operations, and methods and analyses to assist managerial accountants in decision-making activities. Prerequisite: MAT 100; BUS 124

BUS 124: Introduction to Management

Study of management from a general perspective. Major functional areas of internal and external activities of an organization, the decision-making process, and the place of the computer in contemporary management. Emphasis on formulation and implementation of policy in keeping with an organization’s goals.

BUS 328: International Business

Introduction to international business environments and how they affect international enterprises. Topics include international risk, market-entry strategies, ownership policies, functional areas, and organizational planning and control. Prerequisites: 124, ECO 101, 102.

BUS 355: Internship*

Work experience with significant academic content, having an appropriate, complementary role within the student’s academic program. Approval of the academic dean is required.

BUS 499: Senior Thesis/Project

In conjunction with a faculty adviser, the student will design and implement a major research project.

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BUS 413: Strategic Management

Utilizes the case study method and the systems approach to integrate various perspectives and expertise in managerial problem-solving and decision-making. Knowledge and skills acquired through studies in the major are employed as students collaborate to apply a holistic approach to organizational planning and decision-making. Limited to seniors.

ECO 101: Introduction to Macroeconomics

Institutions and functioning of capitalism; national income and its determination; monetary and fiscal policy; international economics; problems of growth and development. CC Prerequisite MAT 100

ECO 102: Introduction to Microeconomics

The mechanisms by which resources are allocated in a market system and study of modifications to account for imperfections in the system. Topics include demand, production and cost, theories of business behavior and consumer behavior, market performance in the U.S. economy, and comparative economic systems. CC Prerequisite MAT 100

ECO 303: International Economics

International trade; foreign exchange; international capital movements; tariffs and restrictive trade practices; trade agreements; international monetary agencies.

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ECO 315: Comparative Economic and Political Systems

Study of major international economic and political systems and the role each plays in influencing global economics and politics. Prerequisite: 101 or 102, or PS 110 or 120.

MAT 115: Introductory Statistics

A course in basic statistical concepts and techniques for the non-mathematics major. Topics include descriptive statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, standardized probability distributions, correlation and regression, inferential statistics, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and analysis of variance. Prerequisite: 098/100 or Mathematics Placement Exam results.

PHI 226: Business Ethics

Study of ethical issues that arise in business and the professions. Rational methods that can be devised for adjudicating disputes concerning such issues as corporate rights, responsibilities, environmental impact, consumer rights and the moral status of corporations. ETH

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RLS 207: Private Values and Public Policy

Interplay between private persons, their beliefs and values, and the larger community with its customs and laws. Individualistic vs. community values; the influences of individuals on public policy. Strategies of resistance, nonviolence, civil disobedience and political activism. Ethical and legal issues in regulating variant behavior, high-risk activities and victimless crimes. Privacy, civil rights, civic responsibilities and related issues. Minority protections, church-state relations. Role of personal beliefs in the public arena and schools.

*Students enrolled in the Adult Degree Programs may substitute a 300-level business course in lieu of the internship, as approved by the department.