Business Administration Online
COMMON CORE COURSES
COR 1103 - Orientation to Learning (3 credit hours)
Prepares students to locate and use resources available to online and hybrid learners and introduces the Christian worldview unique to JBU. The distinctive characteristics of adult learners are explored and students identify their individual strengths through the StrengthsQuest Assessment instrument. Offered in online and hybrid formats.
BUS 1123 - Business Communications (3 credit 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. Offered in online and hybrid formats.
Prerequisite: EGL 1013
MGT 2173 - Principles of Management (3 credit hours)
A study of basic principles of leadership and management from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include a discussion of the theories, concepts, interrelationships, moral dimensions, character, functions, and skills required to lead and manage in today's organizations. Offered in online and hybrid formats.
MKT 2143- Principles of Marketing (3 credit hours)
A study of the marketing process for identifying a need and selecting target markets; developing a product to satisfy the need; and the distribution, promotion, and pricing of the product. Offered in online and hybrid formats.
Prerequisite: ECN 2003 or 2113
BUS 4253 - Business Law and Ethics (3 credit 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 in online and hybrid formats.
Prerequisite: junior standing.
ECN 2113 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 credit hours)
A study of markets and how supply and demand interact to direct the allocation of resources. Topics include market structures, the role of competition, price theory, output determination, and income distribution. Market failure and policy responses to problems such as pollution and poverty are also considered. Offered in online and hybrid formats.
ECN 2123 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)
A study of the determinants of national output and employment levels, the monetary system, and public policy for economic growth and stabilization. Inflation, unemployment, productivity, economic growth, balance of payments, and the public debt are considered from the perspectives of various schools of thought. Offered in online and hybrid formats.
Prerequisite: ECN 2113
BUS 3113 - Spreadsheet Analytics (3 credit hours)
Practice in using spreadsheets 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.
Prerequisites for Business majors: ATG 2173 and BUS 2193; Prerequisites for non-Business majors: ATG 1163 and BUS 2193
BUS 4993 - Strategic Management (3 credit hours)
An integrative study of business strategy and policy involving the creation and presentation of a formal business plan. This is a capstone course and must be taken during the final 12 hours of the student’s major field course work. Offered in online and hybrid formats. Must be taken within the last 12 hours of the major.
DISTINCTIVE CORE COURSES - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
BUS 2193 - Business Statistics (3 credit 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. Offered in online format.
Prerequisite: MTH 1113 or consent of instructor
ATG 2173 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credit hours)
A study of accounting vocabulary and skill building in the applications of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles to areas such as the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation, cash and inventory control, fixed asset analysis, liabilities and stockholders' equity. Offered in online format.
ATG 2183 - Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 credit hours)
Study of basic concepts of management accounting, planning and control, management decision making, just-in-time operating, activity-based-costing, and financial statement analysis. Offered in an online format.
Prerequisite: ATG 2173
Principles of Finance
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 in an online format.
SPECIALIZATION COURSES - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
ECN 4103 - International Economics (3 credit hours)
A study of the global economy with emphasis on the role of the United States. Topics include trade theory, trade restrictions, monetary systems, exchange rates, and the effect of domestic economic policies on global trade. Trade issues such as trade deficits, job displacement, economic sanctions, emerging nations, environmental issues, immigration, and currency crises are covered. Offered in online format.
Prerequisite: ECN 2123
MGT 3513 - Human Resource Management (3 credit hours)
Introduction to human resource management principles, processes, and systems, including analysis of such elements as organizational assessment and human resource planning, recruitment and selection, compensation and benefits administration, training and development, employee relations, human resource management information systems, and employment laws. Offered in an online format.
BUS 4123 - Production and Operations
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. Offered in an online format.
Prerequisite BUS 2193
BUS 4973 - Business Administration Integration and Applied Learning Capstone
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 in an online format.