Business (BUS) Courses

Descriptions of courses offered in the College of Business

BUS 1123 Business Communication

Three hours

Development of professional communication skills, both written and oral, in business. Includes mechanics, techniques, and psychological principles of effective business communications with emphasis on contemporary communication technologies. Prerequisite: EGL 1013.

Offered spring, summer semesters

BUS 2193 Business Statistics

Three hours

A study of statistical theory as it applies in business settings. Topics include probability, distributions, descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, non-parametric methods, ANOVA, and statistical quality control. Prerequisite: MTH 1113 or consent of instructor.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 3013 Research and Statistical Concepts

Three hours

Focus is primarily on qualitative methods. Includes the development of a research project utilizing the appropriate research methods and conceptual statistical analyses. Offered in online and hybrid formats.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 3063 Investments

Three hours

A survey course that analyzes, measures, and values: debt, equity, other investment instruments and their derivatives; while exploring the theories, strategies, accounting recognition, tax implications, and risk factors associated with investment activity. Prerequisite: ATG 2173 and BUS 4003.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 3113 Spreadsheet Analytics

Three hours

Practice in using Microsoft Excel for various business applications. Emphasis will be placed on creating schedules, producing reports using pivot tables and graphs, and generating and updating macros through basic Visual coding. Offered in online and hybrid formats. Prerequisite: BUS 2193 or 3013.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 3513 Accounting for Managers

Three hours

This course covers the concepts and principles of corporate accounting and the preparation of financial reports used by managers. Topics covered include stockholder's equity, long-term liabilities, the statement of cash flows, and financial ratio analysis. It will also include an introduction to cost accounting, which is the use of internal reporting of accounting data for planning and controlling operations and policy making. Offered in online and hybrid formats.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 4003 Principles of Finance

Three hours

This course presents the basic concepts and tools of contemporary finance, as it relates to business; including the role of managerial finance, the financial market environment, financial statements and ratio analysis, cash flow and financial planning, the time value of money, interest rates, bond and stock valuation, and risk and return. Emphasis is placed on practical financial problem solving using financial formulas, a calculator, and Excel.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 4023 Finance for Managers

Three hours

Introductory managerial finance course focusing on basic financial concepts used by managers. The course introduces the scope of managerial finance, financial institutions and markets, financial statements (income statement, balance sheet, statement of retained earnings, and statement of cash flows), the analysis of financial statements, the time value of money, risk and return, and valuation. Offered in online and hybrid formats.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 4223 Production and Operations

Three hours

Focuses on types of production systems, forecasting, allocating resources, designing products and services, and assuring quality. An understanding of the operational practices and functions used to obtain optimal utilization of production factors and business resources with emphasis on quantitative analysis in planning, controlling, and decision-making. The scope of this course includes applications for manufacturing and non-manufacturing organizations. Prerequisite: BUS 2193.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 4253 Business Law and Ethics

Three hours

Basic legal principles that govern modern business transactions. Topics include contracts, real and personal property, agencies, employment, business formation, and Uniform Commercial Code. Emphasis on organizational ethics and compliance.

Offered spring, summer semesters

BUS 4283 Intermediate Corporate Finance

Three hours

Builds on finance theory, methods, and applications of corporate finance with emphasis on the development of problem solving skills for the business manager including risk management and analyzing the international financial environment. Prerequisites: ATG 2183 or ATG 1163, and BUS 4003.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 4433 Critical Analysis and Reasoning

Three hours

Development of purposeful, unbiased analysis of evidence to arrive at logical and reasonable conclusions using various methods introduced and practiced in the course. Offered in online and hybrid formats.

Offered fall semester

BUS 4973 BA Integration and Applied Learning Capstone

Three hours

Synthesizes the knowledge and skills learned throughout this program. This experience may be, but is not limited to, a guided project (i.e., designing a new organization, analyzing an existing major economic or operations problem/opportunity and recommending solutions through a presentation and report.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 4983 MA Integration and Applied Learning Capstone

Three hours

Synthesizes the knowledge and skills learned throughout this program. This experience may be, but is not limited to, a guided project (i.e., designing a new financial plan, analyzing an existing major financial organizational problem/opportunity and recommending solutions through a presentation and report.

Offered fall, spring semesters

BUS 4993 Strategic Management

Three hours

An integrative study of business strategy and policy involving the creation and presentation of a formal business plan. This is a capstone course to be taken after student has completed 80 hours of course work.

Offered fall, spring semesters

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