Business Program Courses

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Financial Accounting

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ACC-142

Course Description: This course emphasizes fundamental bookkeeping procedures, including the handling of typical business and corporate transactions, adjusting, closing and reversing entries, the use of controlling accounts, and subsidiary ledgers, and the voucher system, preparation of financial statements, and financial statement analysis. Computers are used.

Managerial Accounting

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ACC-146

Course Description: This course gives attention to partnership of corporation accounting, the use of departmental branch and manufacturing accounts, and an overview of job order and process cost accounting. Computers are used.

Introductory Biology

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: BIO-102

Course Description: An introduction to the science of biology. This course is designed for students who are not majoring in biology or health related fields. Topics include scientific method, diversity of life, genetics, ecology and evolution. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area.

Introduction to Business

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: BUS-102

Course Description: This survey course explores the various fields within the world of business, how they differ and how they are interrelated. Topics include business in a global environment, starting and growing your business, management, marketing management, managing technology, and managing financial resources. Students who are interested in a career in business or want to further their knowledge of the business world would benefit from this course.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: BUS-130

Course Description:Students will have the opportunity to observe business from an entrepreneurial viewpoint. Entrepreneurial drivers, entrepreneurial forces, business plans, customer service, quality, taking ideas to market, and intrapreneurism are also explored.

Business Law I

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: BUS-185

Course Description: An introduction to the principles of law as they relate to business. The course content includes an introduction to contract law, criminal law, tort law, constitutional law, court systems, anti-trust law, agency law, employment law and labor law. Students may receive credit through CLEP examination.

Introduction to Computers

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: CSC-110

Course Description: This is an introductory course in computer literacy and software applications. The literacy components of the course include history of computing, computer systems, communications, networks, and computers in society. The applications training will include word processing, spreadsheets, database management and presentation software. No prior computer experience necessary.

Principles of Macroeconomics

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ECN-120

Course Description: This course is an introduction to the general field of economics, description and analysis of the American economic system, national income accounting, modern employment theory, fiscal policy, monetary policy, and economic growth.

Principles of Microeconomics

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ECN-130

Course Description: This course examines the economics of the firm and resource allocation, current domestic economic problems, international economics, and comparative economic systems including the underdeveloped countries.

Composition I

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ENG-105

Course Description: This course focuses on the process of writing expressive and informative prose, in incorporating oral, visual and electronic modes. It introduces research skills and critical thinking skills.

Composition II

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: ENG-106

Course Description: This course is a continuation of ENG-105 with advanced work in research techniques. The major focus is on persuasive and argumentative writing in incorporating oral, visual, and electronic modes with an emphasis on critical thinking skills.


Credit Hours: 4

Course Number: MAT-157

Course Description: This is a course in basic probability and statistics which includes the study of frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, elements of statistical inference, regression and correlation. This course satisfies a general education requirement in the Math/Science area. Prerequisite: MAT-063 with “C” grade or better or the necessary score on the mandatory assessment and placement chart.

Principles of Management

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: MGT-101

Course Description: Functions of management and describes the role of the manager. Major concepts in organization are developed along with an understanding of the decision-making process and consideration of the human factor in management. Students may receive credit through a CLEP examination.

Introduction to Business Logistics

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: MGT-260

Course Description: Introduction to Business Logistics with a focus on logistics systems, intra/inter firm relations, customer service, material management, inventory, information systems, and organization of the logistics function.

Principles of Purchasing & Logistics

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: MGT-262

Course Description: Introduction to purchasing, including strategies and concepts within the supply chain system. Supplier selection/evaluation, make/buy decisions, contracts and legal issues, purchasing ethics, negotiation tactics, and price/cost analysis.

Principles of Marketing

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: MKT-110

Course Description:This survey course of the marketing field examines the movement of goods and services from the producer to the consumer. The areas of retailing, wholesaling, channels of distribution, marketing research, and pricing are approached from the total marketing concept.

Introduction to Philosophy

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: PHI-101

Course Description: Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Philosophy is an attempt to examine life by considering such questions as: What is knowledge? What is Truth? Does beauty exist? Is freedom an illusion? Are there such things as right and wrong? How should we relate to other people? Is there a god? How can we know anything about these questions? Understanding questions of this kind and proposed answers to them is the nature of philosophy.

Introduction to Ethical Conflict

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: PHI-145

Course Description: This course explores contemporary ethical conflicts as a way to develop students critical thinking skills. Students will examine various moral theories and their application to ethical problem solving by the use of case studies. Students will determine principles upon which to base their decision making. Areas for discussion may include personal decision making, job and workplace ethics, the social aspects of medicine, and the morals of politics and war.

Introduction to Psychology

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: PSY-111

Course Description: This course includes the tools for the study of psychology, basic psychological processes, personality and social behavior, contemporary knowledge of motives, intelligence, learning and emphasis on the language of modern psychology.

The Online Experience

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: SDV-118

Course Description: This course will provide online students the understanding and expectations of learning in an online environment. Students will learn skills such as time management and study habits. They will also learn about academic integrity and how to become a successful online student.

Introduction to Sociology

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: SOC-110

Course Description: This course is a concise study of human behavior from the perspective of sociologists. It will examine the ways in which social interaction, social processes, and social institutions comprise our sociological imagination. The course will also explore the ways that personality, status, role, class, gender, age, race, and ethnicity affect human interaction and institutions.

Public Speaking

Credit Hours: 3

Course Number: SPC-112

Course Description: This course is designed to develop the basic skills of speech communication by studying the process from invention through delivery. Emphasis is placed on the preparation and delivery of presentations.

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