Business

The goal of the business program is to provide students with fundamental understanding of key interdisciplinary business concepts.
The program also seeks to enhance the knowledge in business decision-making approaches in relation to most current business practices applied locally and globally.
Catalog Requirements Notice

The requirements listed on these pages may change by the year as programs and courses are added or altered. Archived Academic Catalogs for previous years can be viewed in pdf form here. These documents contains the specific academic requirements pertaining to those who entered the College before the current year.

Business Major

The focus of the business major is surrounded with a few key schools such as economics, marketing, management, statistics, accounting, human resources, organizational behavior, and innovation.

The total courses required for the business major is 17 (51-54 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (39–41 sem. hrs.):

BUS 201 Principles of Management (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 202 Principles of Marketing (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 213 Accounting I: Intro to Financial Accounting (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 230 Intro to Human Resource Management (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 290/390 Internship in Business (2-4 sem. hrs)
BUS 303 Small Business Management (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 305 Legal Environment of Business (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 310 Corporate Finance (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 402 Senior Seminar in Business (4 sem. hrs)
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sem. hrs)
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3 sem. hrs)
MATH 151 Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs)
WLLS 110 Personal Financial Management (3 sem. hrs)

Four of the following courses (12–13 sem. hrs.):

BUS 100 Principles of Business (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 203 Social Entrepreneurship (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 204 Business Analytics (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 214 Principles of Accounting II (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 220 International Business (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 231 Principles of Project Management (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 250 Innovation: Creative Problem Solving (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 253 Investment Management and Strategies (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 302 Brand Management (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 350 Business Strategy (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 360 Strategic Marketing and e-Commerce. (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 365 Business Sustainability and Social Responsibility (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 368 Sales and Sales Management (3 sem. hrs)
ECON 286 Money, Banking and Capital Markets (3 sem. hrs)
ECON 302 Managerial Economics (3 sem. hrs)
ECON 330 The World Economy: Trade and Finance (3 sem. hrs)
PHIL 240 Ethics, Equality and Justice (3 sem. hrs)
PSY 306 Organizational Behavior (3 sem. hrs)
SS 394 Research Methods for the Social Sciences (4 sem. hrs.)
THEA 201 Arts Management (3 sem. hrs)

Business Minor

The total courses required for the business minor is 7 (21 sem. hrs.).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (15 sem. hrs.)

BUS 201 Principles of Management
BUS 202 Principles of Marketing (prereqs ECON 102 and BUS 201)
BUS 213 Principles of Accounting I
BUS 250 Innovation & Creative Problem Solving
MATH 151 Elementary Statistics

One of the following (3 sem. hrs.)

ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomic
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics

One of the following (3 sem. hrs.)

BUS 100     Principles of Business (3 sem. hrs)
BUS 214     Principles of Accounting II (prereq BUS 213)
BUS 230     Introduction Human Resource Management (prereq BUS 201)
BUS 365     Business Sustainability and Social Responsibility (prereqs BUS 201 and 302)
BUS 368     Sales and Sales Management (prereqs BUS 201, 202, MATH 151 OR MATH 251)
ECON 101     Principles of Macroeconomics (if not taken for above)
ECON 102     Principles of Microeconomics (if not taken for above)
PSY 306     Organizational Behavior (prereq PSY 101)
THEA 201     Arts Management

Marketing Minor

An interdisciplinary course of study for students who are interested in, or preparing for, a career in marketing (management, marketing and sales, accounting, media and advertising, branding and consumer behavior). Students who major in business may not minor in marketing. The total number of courses required for the marketing minor is 7 (20-22 sem. hrs).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (15 sem. hrs.)*

BUS 100 Principles of Business
BUS 201 Principles of Management
BUS 202 Principles of Marketing
BUS 204 Business Analytics
BUS 302 Brand Management

Two of the following (5-7 sem. hrs.)*

ART 127 Introduction to Graphic Design
ART 261 Photographic Digital Imaging
ART 390 Internship in Studio Art (2-4 sem. hrs)
ARTH 285 Topics in Art History
BUS 213 Principles of Accounting I
BUS 250 Business Strategy
BUS 360 Strategic Marketing and e-Commerce
BUS 368 Sales and Sales Management
ECON 101 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics
FMS 101 Introduction to Cinema Studies
PSY 370 Sensation and Perception
SOC 331 Mass Media and Society
THEA 201 Arts Management
VART 315 Professional Visual Arts Practices

* all courses are 3 semester hours except where noted.

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