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Business Management Major

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Courses

The Majors and Minors section of the academic catalog explains graduation requirements. You can also read more about courses in the Undergraduate Course Listings section of the academic catalog.

Degree Plans

Sample degree plans provide a glimpse of what your schedule may look like as you complete this program.

Below are some of the courses offered for the Business Management Major.

Courses Credits  
ACCT 101 Financial Accounting I 3 Info

Nature and purpose of accounting; basic accounting concepts and procedures, double entry bookkeeping, methods of processing, summarizing and classifying financial data; balance sheets and income statements.

MGT 101 Introduction to Business 3 Info

A survey of business intended to give the student a general knowledge of the modern business world, provide a basis for choosing a field of specialization, and acquaint him or her with numerous business areas.

ACCT 102 Financial Accounting II 3 Info

Continuation of Financial Accounting I. More detailed examination of components of the balance sheet. Introduction to financial statement analysis.

CIS 105 Computer Fundamentals 3 Info

Learn basic through advanced computer concepts with an emphasis on both the personal computer and enterprise computing.  Topics include hardware, application and system software, the Internet and world wide web, communications, e-commerce, societal issues, high tech ethics, database management, information systems, career opportunities, and technology trends.

MTH 106 Finite Mathematics 3 Info

This course will strengthen the mathematics skills of those students who must use mathematics in their major, such as business, biology, or the social sciences. Topics will include functions, systems of linear equations, matrices, linear programming, probability and statistics, and mathematics of finance including compound interest.

MGT 180 Professional Business Leaders I 1-3 Info

Professional Business Leaders I is a visiting speaker series in which both national and local managers and leaders discuss their business careers, share how they integrate faith and management practice and help students develop appropriate career skills. During the course students can work towards The Future Business Leaders of America - Professional Business Leaders Career and Membership Advancement Program (CMAP) Awards. Professional Business Leaders I and II can be taken in any order.

MGT 181 Professional Business Leaders II 1-3 Info

Professional Business Leaders II is a second series of visiting speakers in which both national and local manager and leaders discuss their business careers, share how they integrate faith and management practice and help students develop appropriate career skills. During the course students can work towards The Future Business Leaders of America - Professional Business Leaders Career and Membership Advancement Program (CMAP) Awards. Professional Business Leaders I and II can be taken in any order.

ACCT 201 Managerial Accounting 3 Info

Intermediate level course with emphasis on how accounting information can be interpreted and used as a tool or management in planning and controlling business activities of the firm.

ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Info

The beginning of the one-year economics principles course, emphasizing profit maximizing for the firm, how government regulation affects business, and growth/environment questions. Moderate emphasis on mathematical analysis.

MKT 201 Marketing 3 Info

The present marketing system is described, analyzed, and evaluated through study of consumers, marketing functions, institutions, and commodities. The motivation of mass markets through advertising and personal selling is given special attention.

ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Info

For second year business students, emphasizing economic principles, national income, employment, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policy.

PSY 202 Statistics 3 Info

Course content focuses upon basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. Areas of study include measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, correlation and regression analysis, and various tests of significance using both parametric and nonparametric procedures. Cross listed with SOC 202. Meets quantitative reasoning requirements.

SOC 202 Statistics 3 Info

A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representations, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, and various significant tests of relationship, including measures of association, correlation, linear relationship, and means tests. This course includes an introduction to multivariate statistics and non-parametrics. Cross listed with PSY 202. Meets Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

MGT 222 Business Law 3 Info

A study of contracts, torts, agency, bailments, and property with emphasis on the social forces that have and will affect our legal rights and duties.

MGT 240 Organizational Behavior 3 Info

This course examines leadership and group behavior in organizational settings. Featured topics include group development, group dynamics, the impact of leadership upon morale, executive decision making, leadership skills and styles, and the use of power within organizational settings. Cross listed with PSY 240.
Prerequisite: PSY 101 or 220. (Offered fall semester of odd calendar years.)

ACCT 312 Cost Accounting 3 Info

Cost accounting fundamentals and cost accounting systems for management control will be covered. Emphasis will be on decision making for planning and control, and product costing for inventory valuation and income determination.

ACCT 314 Accounting Theory & Practice I 3 Info

Reviews accounting theory and the application of that theory to the preparation of accounting statements. Examines the four primary financial statements - income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows, and statement of retained earnings.

MGT 321 Management of Organizations 3 Info

Develops a systematized body of managerial thought suitable to all business situations through understanding of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling functions.

MGT 324 Human Resource Management 3 Info

A course designed to provide students with an understanding of the theories, principles, and practices of personnel management.

MGT 327 Entrepreneurship 3 Info

This course is designed to reinforce essential skills needed for students preparing to directly enter the work force or advanced degree study. Through interactive examination and experimentation students will hone their individual entrepreneurial skills. Students will participate in an interactive classroom setting culminating in a final entrepreneurial project. Cross listed with MUSB 327. Meets the general education writing intensive requirement. 

MKT 332 Consumer Behavior 3 Info

Open to advanced students in management and marketing. From various theoretical perspectives including psychology, anthropology, economics, marketing, and sociology, the student examines how consumers move through decision processes from awareness to trial and brand loyalty. The course emphasizes the forming of marketing plans that will coordinate well with these processes. Cross listed with PSY 332.

MKT 335 Marketing Management 3 Info

Beginning with theory as taught in MKT 201 and ECON 201, students deal with selected marketing cases and learn to apply their theoretical principles. Work is both individual and in groups, and includes the creation and development of a new product.

FIN 341 Corporate Finance 4 Info

Introduces the student to corporate financial management through the study of financial systems, techniques of financial analysis and working capital decisions, financial forecasting, financing current assets, capital budgeting, the cost of capital and the target capital structure quantity, statistical decision making, and financial techniques.

CIS 345 Managing Technical People 3 (WI) Info

Students in this course will learn the concepts and the techniques that are necessary to lead and motivate a team of technical people. Technical companies and technical work techniques will be studied and discussed. Also, methods of finding and developing technical talent will be covered. Meets the general education writing-intensive requirement.

FIN 347 Investments 3 Info

Addresses the issue of investment and stewardship as a philosophy of life; introduces the student to investment vehicles, and to the concepts of risk, rate of return, and valuation as they are applied in investment decisions.

MGT 351 International Business 3 (CC) Info

Students will understand the forces of globalization, why nations trade, problems of trade restrictions and international payments, and multinational corporations as international change agents. They will work from the manager's perspective to discover how working internationally affects the functional areas of business through influences of the land, the political environment, and the cultural heritage of the people. Meets the general education cross cultural requirement.

MGT 360 Professional Leadership, Ethics, and Career Development 3 Info

This course examines how national and local managers explain the development of their careers with a particular emphasis on leadership development, ethics, and the integration of faith in their management practice. These, together with the course material and group projects, help students develop appropriate career skills. In addition to the weekly speaker summaries, students write a business case study, make microfinance loans to overseas entrepreneurs, and develop individual career plans, resumes, and job search skills. 

 

MGT 367 Quantitative Approaches to Business Problems 4 Info

A study of various quantitative approaches to decision making in business. Selected topics include linear programming, economic order quantity, and statistical decision making techniques.

MGT 380 Strategic Management 3 Info

Strategic Management explores how companies analyze their strategic environments, identify strategic choices and implement chosen strategies. Analytical tools include employing frameworks to analyze internal strengths and weaknesses as well as external opportunities and threats. The course is taught through an online strategic management simulation in which student compete in teams to enable them to evaluate their effectiveness in developing and implementing strategies for the firm.

MGT 405 Management Practicum 4-12 Info
No Description Available.
MGT 409 Business: Our Ethical Calling 2 (WI) Info

A capstone course for all business majors, involving independent and group work in selected areas, guest speakers, a research project, and discussion as an essential learning activity. Emphases include business ethics, entrepreneurship as a calling, and development of a career and lifestyle philosophy. Meets the general education writing intensive requirement.

Career Opportunities

  • Advertising
  • Bank Manager
  • City Manager
  • Consultant
  • Loan Officer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Business Analyst
  • Property Manager
  • Sales Representative