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

Economics Minor

Students majoring in economics and management may not minor in economics.

The total number of courses required for the minor is 8 (24 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (18 sem. hrs.)

    BUS 201    Principles of Management (3 sem. hrs.)
    ECON 101    Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
    ECON 102    Principles of Microeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
    ECON 303    Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
    ECON 306    Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
    MATH 151    Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)
          or MATH 251     Mathematical Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)

Two additional economics or management courses, at least one of which must be at the 300-level (6 sem. hrs.)

Either ECON 290 Internship in Economics and Business or ECON 390 Advanced Internship in Economics and Business, but not both, can be counted toward the minor.

Management Minor

Students majoring in economics and management may not minor in management.

The total number of courses required for the minor is 8 (22-27 semester hours).

REQUIRED COURSES

All of the following (15 sem. hrs.)

ECON 101     Principles of Macroeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 102     Principles of Microeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 201     Principles of Management (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 302     Managerial Economics (3 sem. hrs.)
MATH 151     Elementary Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)
        or MATH 251     Mathematical Statistics (3 sem. hrs.)

Students will choose three additional courses from the following list. At least two of these courses must be at the 300-level. (7-12 sem. hrs.)

BUS 202     Principles of Marketing (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 213     Principles of Accounting I (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 214     Principles of Accounting II (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 220     International Business (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 230     Introduction to Human Resource Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 253     Investment Management and Strategies (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 303     Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 305     Legal Environment of Business (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 310     Corporate Finance (3 sem. hrs.)
BUS 385     Topics in Contemporary Business Issues (for a total of 3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 286     Money, Banking, and Capital Markets (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 290     Internship in Economics and Business (2-4 sem. hrs.)
ECON 303     Intermediate Microeconomics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 306     Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 314     Econometrics (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 330     The World Economy: Trade and Finance (3 sem. hrs.)
ECON 390     Advanced Internship in Economics and Business (2-4 sem. hrs.)
MATH 305     Operations Research (3 sem. hrs.)

Either ECON 290 Internship in Economics and Business or ECON 390 Advanced Internship in Economics and Business, but not both, can be counted toward the minor.

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