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Business Administration

BUS 155
Personal Finance
This course will provide the student with an introduction to various concepts associated with finance as well as learning practical applications. The course is geared toward practical knowledge and application of personal finance that is necessary for decision making in everyday life. Topic coverage includes financial decision making, basic financial planning (budgeting), tax issues, managing savings and other liquid accounts, buying a house, the use of credit (debt), insurance, managing investments and saving for retirement are included in the course. GENERAL STUDIES FOUNDATIONS-QUANTITATIVE

BUS 210
Production Management
An introduction to concepts, principles and practices of effective creation and distribution of goods and services. The focus of the course is on quantitative techniques for problem solving and decision making in a variety of strategic and tactical areas of operations management, including total quality management, forecasting, product design, process design and capacity planning, location planning, supply chain management, inventory control and project management.
Prerequisite: ECO 207

BUS 250
Business Law I
Basic legal procedures covering contracts, agency and warranties. Cases and actual legal transactions are studied.

BUS 251
Business Law II
Basic legal procedures covering wills and estates, property law, and partnerships and corporations. Cases and actual legal transactions are studied.

BUS 345
Financial Management
Introduction to foundation concepts in finance and to the field of financial management also known as corporate finance. Topics include financial statement analysis, financial markets, rates of return, risk measurement, time value of money, security valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, capital structure theory, cash distributions to shareholders, working capital management and financial forecasting.
Prerequisites: ACC 101, ECO 105 and ECO 207

BUS 346
Management Principles (W)
This course introduces the dynamics of managing organizations. As a manager you need expertise in strategy, motivation, communication, leadership and evaluation. The management principles covered in this course provide the framework through which these skills can be developed. Not open to first-year students.
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

BUS 347
Marketing Management (W)
An overview of marketing management with emphasis on the management of functional areas of marketing, including product development, pricing, promotion and distribution channels. These topics are considered in the context of developing an effective marketing program within the framework of the social, economic and political/legal environments. Not open to first-year students.
Prerequisites: ECO 105 and sophomore standing

BUS 350
Investments (W)
Security analysis, advanced valuation theory and portfolio construction and management.
Prerequisite: BUS 345

BUS 365
Small Business Management (W)
This course introduces you to the challenges and rewards of starting and operating a small business. It helps students understand what is required of a small business owner in terms of financial, managerial and emotional resources. Students are required to develop a business plan by using computerized simulation software and to interview owners of businesses of interest.
Prerequisite: BUS 346

BUS 366
Management of Information
Students learn to apply spreadsheet and database software to business case situations. The how and why of managing computer-based information systems for gaining and maintaining a competitive advantage are covered in this course. Other topics include the legal and ethical implications of information gathering and dissemination.
Prerequisites: ACC 101, BUS 346 or permission of instructor

BUS 368
International Management
The study of management from an international perspective. Focus on management challenges associated with developing strategies and managing the operations of companies whose activities stretch across national boundaries with special emphasis on the transnational approach.
Prerequisite: BUS 346

BUS 370
Marketing Strategies and Policies
This course focuses on in-depth, integrative application of marketing management principles that successful firms use to create a strategic advantage. The case method as a learning tool is used in class to enhance the student's ability to dissect problems, offer a variety of creative solutions and ultimately make a justifiable decision. Students also apply their holistic knowledge of strategic marketing concepts by developing and presenting a marketing plan.
Prerequisites: BUS 346, 347 and 372

BUS 372
Marketing Research
The theory and application of research methodology in marketing. Emphasis is on the role of marketing information in business decision making. Topics include cost and value of information, research design, information gathering and analysis, and research problems.
Prerequisites: BUS 347 and ECO 207

BUS 374
International Marketing
Explores aspects of marketing unique to international business. In addition to studying the uncontrollable variables facing the marketing manager, such as the cultural and legal environment for business, students learn to design strategies for global markets. Cases of both successful and unsuccessful international ventures are analyzed.
Prerequisite: BUS 347

BUS 376
Retailing
This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of the retailing industry. It focuses on the development of retail strategy and familiarizes the student with all the major decisions retailers must make as they strive to compete in an ever-changing environment.

BUS 378
Principles of Selling
This course is designed to introduce the students to the principles of selling, with particular emphasis on how to use a time-tested, universal and industry-recognized process for selling any product, service, program, place, idea, cause or person, or oneself to an identified customer--the target market. Content areas of course emphasis include: selling as a profession; the importance of ethical sales behavior; the psychology of selling; sales communication; time and territory management; selling globally; relationship selling; selling oneself; and the steps of the selling process. The student will be required to participate in class and case discussions; conduct a one-on-one sales presentation with the instructor using a self-selected product; and conduct a group sales presentation to the class. 

BUS 380
Business, Government and Society
Students examine the interaction between business and the larger legal and social framework in which it operates. Issues such as corporate social responsibility and business ethics are discussed. Actual corporate case studies are analyzed.
Prerequisites: BUS 346, 347 and junior or senior status

BUS 382
Internship
A practical, professional work experience in which the student participates in the daily operations of an organization. Active participation and a significant level of responsibility are expected. Written assessments determined by departmental policy are required.

BUS 460
Seminar in Strategies and Policies (W)
The cornerstone of this course is an Internet business simulation that requires students to participate in top management decisions in a competitive environment. Team performance depends upon its ability to function well and react in an ever-changing business climate. Background material on formulation, corporate strategy, and the implementation and evaluation of top management decisions guide students through the simulation.
Prerequisites: BUS 345, 346, 347 and senior status or permission of the instructor

BUS 495
Senior Seminar in Finance
Derivatives and advanced topics in financial management.
Prerequisites: BUS 345 and senior status

BUS 496
Senior Management Seminar (W)
An intensive research course resulting in the submission of a senior paper. In addition, various topics in management are discussed in a seminar setting.
Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor

BUS 497
Senior Marketing Seminar (W)
An intensive research course resulting in submission of a senior paper. In addition, various topics in marketing are discussed in a seminar setting.
Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor

BUS 498
Senior Seminar in International Business (W)
Advanced topics in international business selected from leading periodicals and journals with emphasis on case analysis. Submission of a senior thesis is a course requirement.
Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor


Accounting

ACC 101
Financial Accounting
An introduction to basic accounting theory and principles for recording, summarizing and reporting financial data. The course emphasizes the analysis of business transactions and the understanding and preparation of financial statements. Satisfies the General Studies Foundations Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

ACC 110
Computer Applications in a Business Environment
An introduction to the use of computers as an accounting and business management tool. Students will use various packages to prepare forecasts, budgets, financial statement analyses, and management reports.

ACC 201
Intermediate Accounting
An introduction to the conceptual framework of accounting. Corporate financial statements and related accounting and reporting issues are studied in depth. The time value of money, investments and operating assets are among topics discussed.
Prerequisite: ACC 101

ACC 202
Intermediate Accounting
The study and analysis of accounting and reporting problems associated with earnings per share, pensions, leases, deferred taxes and cash flow statements.
Prerequisite: ACC 201 or permission of instructor

ACC 283
Special Topics
A seminar designed to study and explore the critical challenges facing accounting professionals in the 21st century. Current areas of interest include: global dimensions in accounting, public oversight, standard setting in a changing environment, self-regulation and industry specialization.
Prerequisite: ACC 101 or permission of instructor

ACC 325
Cost Accounting
Cost accounting provides key data to managers for planning and controlling, as well as for costing products and services. This course examines the accountant’s role in the organization as both decision maker and data provider. Some of the topics covered include relevant costs and the decision process, inventory management and variance analysis.
Prerequisite: ACC 101

ACC 330
Tax Accounting
An introduction to the federal income tax code as it relates to individuals and business entities. The course covers income, deductions and losses comprising taxable income, property transactions and the determination of tax liability. Application of the tax law is practiced with basic tax research, tax planning and tax return preparation.
Prerequisite: ACC 101

ACC 331
Advanced Tax Accounting
Advanced study of tax law with emphasis on the formation and operation of business entities. An introduction to tax issues relating to gifts, estates, trusts and state taxes. Tax research and case analysis for corporations, property transactions and other selected topics.
Prerequisite: ACC 330

ACC 338
Advanced Accounting
The study and analysis of accounting and reporting principles for a variety of business entities and for not-for-profit organizations. Topics include business combinations, partnerships, multinational operations, SEC reporting and fund accounting.
Prerequisite: ACC 202

ACC 360
Corporate Governance and Reporting
The rise in fraudulent financial reporting and the failure of the independent audit function initiated Congressional action and new regulations for publicly traded corporations. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) mandates significantly impacted the responsibility of corporate management and brought historic changes in corporate governance, internal controls and financial reporting. This course explores highlights of the new regulations and how corporations respond to expectations and disclosures implemented to improve corporate governance and financial reporting. Participants study and analyze traditional and changing issues of reporting, with a focus on corporate visions, missions and strategies as reflected in a company’s financial information and reports.
Prerequisites: ACC 201 and 202

ACC 382
Internship
Internships provide the opportunity for students to integrate their academic studies with relevant professional work experience. Internships are considered independent study and are subject to departmental approval and supervision. In addition to job performance and evaluation, students must prepare written reports and oral presentations.
Prerequisite: ACC 202

ACC 408
Auditing
A comprehensive introduction to the audit environment through the study of generally accepted auditing standards, the Code of Professional Ethics and legal liability. An in-depth coverage of the independent audit function, including risk analysis, planning, the study and evaluation of internal control, audit procedures and audit reports.
Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of instructor

ACC 428
Fraud Examination
This course explores the theories, practices and schemes inherent in fraudulent financial statements, corruption and asset misappropriation. The course emphasizes the issues and problems of business enterprises and the critical role of management and auditors in preventing and detecting fraudulent activities. Students read, review, discuss and analyze cases, which encompass financial reporting, criminology and ethics, forensic reporting and audit engagements. They will prepare independent research reports on selected areas of interest in accounting, business or criminology.
Prerequisite: Senior status or junior status with permission of instructor.

ACC 470
Strategic Cost Management
Management personnel, in all organizations, utilize cost accounting principles and methods for strategic decision making. Costs control, resource allocation, cash flows management, budgeting, risk analysis and uncertainties are all part of a mission and strategy for development, growth and operations. This course integrates quantitative methods and management visions and strategies to measure and evaluate performance in actual case settings. Using individually selected organizations, students identify visions, missions and plans for strategic position. Assessments and conclusions are prepared using financial reports and analysis.
Prerequisite: ACC 325

ACC 480
International Accounting Seminar (W)
A study of the rapidly emerging field of international accounting and the accounting issues affecting multinational corporations, with a closer look at the complexities of dealing with information across national boundaries.
Prerequisites: ACC 201, 202 and senior standing

ACC 492
Senior Accounting Seminar (W)
Study of current issues and developments in accounting theory, corporate reporting, professional standards, and international topics with selected readings, case analysis and discussion. Intensive individual research on selected topics with a senior thesis and paper presentation.
Prerequisite: Senior standing


Economics

ECO 100
The Economics of Social Issues and Public Policy
This course introduces and reinforces economic principles through the study and discussion of current controversies and policy issues. The course is strongly based on the use of economic terminology and tools. It is intended as an introduction to the study of economics and as a means of reinforcing economic modeling and critical thinking skills. The course also provides an overview and discussion of many important policy issues. General studies social science credit.

ECO 105
Principles of Economics
An introduction to the methodology of economics and basic principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics. This course provides a foundation for further study in economics. It also serves as an introduction to basic economics as a social science.

ECO 207
Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business
Introduction to the concepts, theories and methods of statistical problem solving in business and economics. Topics include frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability and sampling theory, probdistributions, elementary hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, correlation and regression. Satisfies general studies quantitative reasoning requirement. Not open to first-year students
Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

ECO 223
Law and Economics
The economic analysis of law brings together two fields of study and facilitates a greater understanding of both. Economics provides a theory of behavior useful for understanding the effects of the law as well as a normative standard for evaluating the law. Topics covered include property, contracts, tort liability and the economics of crime and punishment.

ECO 224
Environmental Economics
The application of economic principles to a variety of environmental problems. Attention is given to the economics of resource depletion, waste disposal, population growth and economic growth.

ECO 233
Comparative Economics
An important aspect of the trend toward the globalization of markets is that economic decisions and their outcomes are becoming increasingly intertwined and interdependent. This growing interdependence requires knowledge of the rules and institutional mechanisms by and with which other economies operate. Such knowledge has become a crucial economic resource, the use of which economic policymakers, industrial leaders and individual firm managers can no longer do without. This course examines the various approaches and methods used to solve economic problems in a number of societies, both past and current, with a special emphasis on today’s key European and Asian economies. It analyzes the principles and institutions by which these economies have sought to improve their objectives of better resource allocation, technological progress, income distribution and growth.
Prerequisite: ECO 105

ECO 234
Economic Development
This course deals with economic development problems among the less-developed countries of the Third World. Topics include characteristics of underdevelopment, theories of development, poverty and population pressures, international trade, Third World debt and foreign aid.
Prerequisite: ECO 105

ECO 273
Globalization
Globalization represents one of the most important forces shaping our world today – while some argue that it brings people closer together, others view it as a source of fragmentations and destruction. This course explores the economic, political and social impacts of globalization on our world. Students will analyze globalization in historical, economic, political and cultural contexts. The topics in this course will be examined from a range of perspectives, and students will be encouraged to draw their own conclusions on the positive and negative impacts of globalization.

ECO 301
International Economics and Finance
A study of international economics and finance. Topics include a survey of the major theories of international trade, foreign exchange systems and markets, international money and capital markets, and international banking. Special attention is given to these topics as the framework within which the financial managers of multinational corporations operate.
Prerequisite: ECO 105

ECO 302
History of Economic Ideas
A survey of the major schools of economic thought from the 17th century to the present. Mercantilist, Physiocratic, Classical, Marxist, Neoclassical, Keynesian, Neo-Marxist and Modern conventional economic theories are examined.
Prerequisite: ECO 105

ECO 307
Econometrics
A study of the applications of mathematical and statistical techniques to the analysis of economic data, with special emphasis on economic and business forecasting. Topics include simple regression, multiple regression, simultaneous equations models, models of expectations, model selection criteria and time series analysis.
Prerequisites: ECO 105, 207

ECO 313
Money and Banking
A study of depository banking institutions, financial markets and the Federal Reserve System. The supply of and demand for liquidity are examined in both microeconomic and macroeconomic aspects. Alternative rules for the conduct of monetary policy are evaluated.
Prerequisite: ECO 105

ECO 322
Labor Economics
A study of the labor process, labor markets and labor relations in a global economy. An examination of labor problems from the viewpoint of the employee, the employer and the public, with special emphasis on rapidly changing labor market configurations for the 21st century.
Prerequisite: ECO 105

ECO 335
Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
A study of the principles of demand, production, pricing of commodities, productive series and productive resources in various industries and market situations.
Prerequisite: ECO 105

ECO 336
Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
An examination of the modern history of determination of the level and rate of growth of income, employment, output and general price level. Alternative fiscal and monetary policies to facilitate full employment and stable economic growth.
Prerequisite: ECO 105

ECO 337
Public Finance and Policy
This course will provide an understanding of the reasons for and consequences of government intervention and policies. It combines public finance (how the government allocates resources) and public choice (how the political decisions of voters and their elected representatives will be translated into public sector policies). Economic tools will be used to analyze public policy issues such as government intervention in global warming, public education, health care, Social Security and other issues.
Prerequisite: ECO 105

ECO 364
Industrial Organization
This course focuses on the structure, conduct and performance of industries and markets. Emphasis is on evaluating public policy toward business and business practices and the relationship between the structure of markets and the socioeconomic performance of business enterprises. Lectures, group projects and case analysis are utilized.
Prerequisite: ECO 105

ECO 492
Senior Seminar in Economics
An intensive research course resulting in the submission of a senior thesis. Advanced topics in economic theory and policy are considered throughout the semester.
Prerequisite: Senior status or permission of the instructor