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 Communication (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 to be taken after student has completed 80 hours of course work.
DISTINCTIVE CORE COURSES - ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
BUS 3013 Research and Statistical Concepts
Introduction to research design and methodology. Focus is primarily on qualitative methods. Includes the development of a research project utilizing the appropriate research methods and conceptual statistical analyses.
BUS 3513 - Accounting for Managers
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.
BUS 4023 - Finance for Managers
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.
BUS 4433 - Critical Analysis and Reasoning
Development of purposeful, unbiased analysis of evidence to arrive at logical and reasonable conclusions using various methods introduced and practiced in the course.
SPECIALIZATION COURSES - ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP
OL 4113 - Foundations of Leadership
Prepares students for leadership roles in business, the community and in their professions. Students will gain knowledge about the components that make leadership successful. Theoretical and practical skills necessary for success in both personal and professional lives will be explored. It is intended for students who are interested in gaining a foundation in leadership studies and extended coursework in applied aspects of leadership.
OL 4123 - Leading and Managing Organizational Change
Explores leadership traits, styles, roles and responsibilities of successful leaders over time. This course seeks to determine the students’ individual leadership style and to promote the development of the servant leadership approach modeled by Christ. The course also deals with the practical issues of leading organizations through change and managing the day-to-day aspects of organizational change.
OL 4323 - Leading Teams and Coalition Building
Provides students the opportunity to further develop their leadership skills as they apply to a variety of business settings. Emphasis will be placed on synthesis, analysis, and application of leadership theories in a variety of simulations and cases as encountered by leaders in today’s organizations.
OL 4993 - Organizational Leadership 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 organizational problem, process improvement or opportunity and recommending solutions through a presentation and report.