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Business Core

Nature and purpose of accounting, basic accounting concepts and procedures, methods of processing, summarizing, and classifying financial data. The accounting cycle, merchandising, measuring and reporting current assets and liabilities, and accounting for partnerships and corporations are topics covered. (Offered fall)

Intermediate level course with emphasis on how accounting information can be interpreted and used as a tool of management in planning and controlling business activities of the firm. Major topics include manufacturing accounting, product costing, budget and control procedures, and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: BS-AC 220 with a grade of C or better. (Offered spring)

This course is designed to provide an interactive environment for learning the fundamental functions of the most popular commercial applications software, including word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentations. This course meets the need of future business people, managers, and a generally well-informed using public.

An introduction to microeconomic theory including an analysis of price theory, the marginal concept, market structure, and performance.

An introduction to macroeconomic theory including a study of national income, spending, the creation of money, monetary and fiscal policy, and the problems of controlling inflation and unemployment. Prerequisite: BS-EC 260.

This course includes in-depth discussion of current communication topics including workplace diversity, technology, correspondence applications, proposals, business plans, visual aids, teamwork, interpersonal communications, listening, nonverbal messages, presentation skills, and employment communication. Positive, neutral, goodwill, negative, and persuasive letters will be prepared. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior level standing and one lower-level WI course. (Offered spring)

Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and decision-making. (Offered odd years fall)

A survey course where policies, practices, and procedures of marketing within the private and public sector are learned. Emphasis is given to promotion, pricing, product, and distribution. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher. (Offered even years fall)

Study of decision-making techniques involving working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing, dividend policy, and mergers with emphasis on time-value of money. Prerequisites: BS-AC 220, BS-EC 210, or BS-EC 261. (Offered even years spring)

Business law studies the history, background, sources, and influences of our modern day law as it pertains to the business activities of individuals, corporations, and other legal entities. As a part of this module, particular emphasis will be placed upon the laws governing contracts, creditors’ rights, secured transactions, bankruptcy, agency, partnerships, and corporations. Today’s managers need to understand the basic legal concepts to avoid costly courtroom problems and other legal issues. (Offered fall)

This is a study of the theory and practice of professional ethics. Cases and essays by noted thinkers are studied and discussed in-depth from a Christian perspective. Course will be tailored to individual student interests such as business, religion, etc. (Offered even years spring)

This is the final capstone course including accounting, management, entrepreneurship, risk management, and organizational leadership. A case method approach is used involving topics such as strategic planning, policy and ethics, among others. Group work, class presentation, discussion, and participation are expected. This course is designed to be taken after the student has completed the business core. Prerequisite: junior or senior level standing. (Offered spring)

Accounting

Accounting Core

A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, and various significant tests of relationship, association, and correlation. Prerequisite: NS-MA 104 or equivalent.

The study of individual income tax theory, planning, and application. Prerequisites: BS-AC 220, BS-AC 221, BS-EC 260, BS-EC 261. (Offered odd years fall)

A study that includes accounting theory, financial statements, the concept of future and present value, temporary, and long-term investments, inventory evaluation, and fixed and intangible assets. Prerequisites: BS-AC 220, BS-AC 221. Permission is required. (Offered fall)

A continuation of Intermediate Accounting I that will include a study of bonds, pensions, and leases; corporate accounting; capital and retained earnings; tax allocation; changes in accounting methods; working capital analysis; comparative statements; and ratio analysis. Prerequisite: BS-AC 320. (Offered spring)

The study of standard costing, cash budgeting, process costing, and job order costing and their application to the management decision process. Prerequisites: BS-AC 220, BS-AC 221, BS-EC 260, BS-EC 261. (Offered even years fall)

Accounting processes in a computerized environment utilizing popular over-the-counter software (i.e. QuickBooks, Peachtree). Question: “If 3.7 million small businesses use QuickBooks, how many students need to learn it?” Answer: “All of them.” This course requires a laptop computer that must be PC-compatible. New text required. Prerequisite: BS-AC 220, BS-AC 221. (Offered odd years fall)

Course will emphasize audit techniques and audit procedures, using a text and coordinated audit practice set to accomplish class objectives. Prerequisites: BS-AC 321, BS-AC 322. (Offered odd years spring)

Elective Pool - 2 Needed

Basic concepts of investing, including market mechanics, investment vehicles, terminology, fundamental, and technical analysis of stocks. Prerequisite: BS-AC 220 and BS-EC 261 or BS-EC 210. (Offered odd years spring)

This course guides students from a managerial perspective into an understanding and application of key promotional strategies, theories, and tactics important to organizations desiring promotional activities. This course concentrates on the promotional aspect of Marketing as compared to the other three “P’s” of marketing, namely Price, Product, and Place (distribution). The four major areas studied, also known as the promotion mix, will be: a) personal selling, b) advertising, c) sales promotions, and d) public relations/publicity. (Offered in spring)

This is a basic course dealing with the fundamentals of integrity-based personal selling. Areas studied include understanding the sales industry and potential occupations; and the sales process including prospecting/qualifying, pre-approach/approach, sales presentation, sales resistance, closing, and follow-up after the sale. Other areas include proper communication, customer relationships, buyer behavior, and sales force management. Prerequisites: BS-MG 352 or permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years fall)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the administrative problems of small business through the study of organization, planning, communications, and control. (Offered even years fall)

This course will introduce the student to international business and the economics and politics of international trade and investment, the functions and form of the global monetary system, the strategies and structures of international business, and how to cope with cultural differences as a manager. The course may include an opportunity to visit a foreign country to observe firsthand international differences. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

This course is an introduction to personal insurance topics including property and liability loss exposures, life and health loss exposures, and personal risk management. Other topics include personal auto and homeowners, personal property and casualty contracts, and an introduction to financial planning. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 22 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation. Prerequisites: BS-RM 205. (Offered fall)

An advanced computer application course expanding the topics first introduced in BS-CP 235, including popular software in word processing, database, spreadsheets, and presentations. The course is designed to give the business user hands-on, real-world examples of how the software is integrated into the business decision-making process. Prerequisites: BS-CP 235 or permission of instructor. (Offered odd years)

Designed to introduce students to the use of statistical models and formulas used in research methodology and design. This research process will be investigated by actively involving the student in developing research questions, hypotheses development, evaluating ethical issues, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting research results. Statistical topics will include a hands-on approach to correlations, ANOVA, t-tests, regression, probability, standard deviation, central tendency, evaluation of curves, as well as other topics. Use of EXCEL and SPSS is required. Prerequisite: NS-MA 209 or SS-PY 210. (Offered online and on-ground) (Offered alternate years)

This independent study is designed to provide the student with on-the-job training under the tutelage and evaluation of a practitioner. The specific elements of the internship will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

Emphasis is on personal financial management including taxes, cash management, credit, budgeting, life and health insurance, housing and auto purchasing and insurance, investments, retirement, and estate planning. Particular importance, as it applies to personal finance, will be placed on financial principles such as present and future value, basic investment principles, and financial ratios. Prerequisites: Business major or junior/senior level any major.

Enterprenuership

Enterprenuership Core

Topics include staffing, performance appraisal, compensation, training and development, employee rights, and unionization. Contemporary issues include quality of work life and legal environment. (Offered odd years spring).

This is a basic course dealing with the fundamentals of integrity-based personal selling. Areas studied include understanding the sales industry and potential occupations; and the sales process including prospecting/qualifying, pre-approach/approach, sales presentation, sales resistance, closing, and follow-up after the sale. Other areas include proper communication, customer relationships, buyer behavior, and sales force management. Prerequisites: BS-MG 352 or permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years fall)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the administrative problems of small business through the study of organization, planning, communications, and control. (Offered even years fall)

An introduction to the concept of risk, the process of risk management, the concept and business of insurance, including fundamental doctrines, social value, loss exposures and protection, insurance regulation, insurance carriers, reinsurance, marketing, underwriting, and claims adjusting. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 21 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation. Course fee attached. (Offered spring)

This course covers policy provisions and concepts common to various commercial multiple-line property and casualty contracts. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 23 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation. Prerequisite: BS-RM 205 and BS-RM 305. (Offered spring)

Elective Pool - 1 Needed

A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory and various significant tests of relationship, association, and correlation. Prerequisite: NS-MA 104 or equivalent.

This course guides students from a managerial perspective into an understanding and application of key promotional strategies, theories, and tactics important to organizations desiring promotional activities. This course concentrates on the promotional aspect of Marketing as compared to the other three “P’s” of marketing, namely Price, Product, and Place (distribution). The four major areas studied, also known as the promotion mix, will be: a) personal selling, b) advertising, c) sales promotions, and d) public relations/publicity. (Offered spring)

This course is an introduction to personal insurance topics including property and liability loss exposures, life and health loss exposures, and personal risk management. Other topics include personal auto and homeowners, personal property and casualty contracts, and an introduction to financial planning. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 22 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation. Prerequisites: BS-RM 205. (Offered fall)

Basic concepts of investing, including market mechanics, investment vehicles, terminology, fundamental, and technical analysis of stocks. Prerequisite: BS-AC 220 and BS-EC 261 or BS-EC 210. (Offered odd years spring)

This course will introduce the student to international business and the economics and politics of international trade and investment, the functions and form of the global monetary system, the strategies and structures of international business, and how to cope with cultural differences as a manager. The course may include an opportunity to visit a foreign country to observe firsthand international differences. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Accounting processes in a computerized environment utilizing popular over-the-counter software (i.e. QuickBooks, Peachtree). Question: “If 3.7 million small businesses use QuickBooks, how many students need to learn it?” Answer: “All of them.” This course requires a laptop computer that must be PC-compatible. New text required. Prerequisite: BS-AC 220, BS-AC 221. (Offered odd years fall)

Emphasis is on personal financial management including taxes, cash management, credit, budgeting, life and health insurance, housing and auto purchasing and insurance, investments, retirement, and estate planning. Particular importance, as it applies to personal finance, will be placed on financial principles such as present and future value, basic investment principles, and financial ratios. Prerequisites: Business major or junior/senior level any major.

An advanced computer application course expanding the topics first introduced in BS-CP 235, including popular software in word processing, database, spreadsheets, and presentations. The course is designed to give the business user hands-on, real-world examples of how the software is integrated into the business decision-making process. Prerequisites: BS-CP 235 or permission of instructor. (Offered odd years)

This independent study is designed to provide the student with on-the-job training under the tutelage and evaluation of a practitioner. The specific elements of the internship will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

Management

Management Core

Management Core

A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, and various significant tests of relationship, association, and correlation. Prerequisite: NS-MA 104 or equivalent.

This course examines the psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, organizational design, conflict, and leadership in organizations. Particular attention is given to the application of leadership and management principles within the organizational structure. (Offered fall) (Offered Online: Replaces EX-BS 356 Organizational Behavior & Leadership)

Topics include staffing, performance appraisal, compensation, training and development, employee rights, and unionization. Contemporary issues include quality of work-life and legal environment. (Offered odd years spring)

Elective Pool - 2 Needed

The study of standard costing, cash budgeting, process costing, and job order costing and their application to the management decision process. Prerequisites: BS-AC 220, BS-AC 221, BS-EC 260, BS-EC 261 (Offered even years fall)

Accounting processes in a computerized environment utilizing popular over-the-counter software (i.e. QuickBooks, Peachtree). Question: “If 3.7 million small businesses use QuickBooks, how many students need to learn it?” Answer: “All of them.” This course requires a laptop computer that must be PC-compatible. New text required. Prerequisite: BS-AC 220, BS-AC 221. (Offered odd years fall)

This course is an introduction to personal insurance topics including property and liability loss exposures, life and health loss exposures, and personal risk management. Other topics include personal auto and homeowners, personal property and casualty contracts, and an introduction to financial planning. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 22 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation. Prerequisites: BS-RM 205. (Offered fall)

Designed to introduce students to the use of statistical models and formulas used in research methodology and design. This research process will be investigated by actively involving the student in developing research questions, hypotheses development, evaluating ethical issues, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting research results. Statistical topics will include a hands-on approach to correlations, ANOVA, t-tests, regression, probability, standard deviation, central tendency, evaluation of curves, as well as other topics. Use of EXCEL and SPSS is required. Prerequisite: NS-MA 209 or SS-PY 210. (Offered online and on ground) (Offered alternate years)

Basic concepts of investing, including market mechanics, investment vehicles, terminology, fundamental and technical analysis of stocks. Prerequisite: BS-AC 220 and BS-EC 261 or BS-EC 210. (Offered odd years spring)

This course guides students from a managerial perspective into an understanding and application of key promotional strategies, theories, and tactics important to organizations desiring promotional activities. This course concentrates on the promotional aspect of Marketing as compared to the other three “P’s” of marketing, namely Price, Product, and Place (distribution). The four major areas studied, also known as the promotion mix, will be: a) personal selling, b) advertising, c) sales promotions, and d) public relations/publicity. (Offered spring)

This is a basic course dealing with the fundamentals of integrity-based personal selling. Areas studied include understanding the sales industry and potential occupations; and the sales process including prospecting/qualifying, pre-approach/approach, sales presentation, sales resistance, closing, and follow-up after the sale. Other areas include proper communication, customer relationships, buyer behavior, and sales force management. Prerequisites: BS-MG 352 or permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years fall)

This independent study is designed to provide the student with on-the-job training under the tutelage and evaluation of a practitioner. The specific elements of the internship will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the administrative problems of small business through the study of organization, planning, communications, and control. (Offered even years fall)

This course will introduce the student to international business and the economics and politics of international trade and investment, the functions and form of the global monetary system, the strategies and structures of international business, and how to cope with cultural differences as a manager. The course may include an opportunity to visit a foreign country to observe firsthand international differences. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

Emphasis is on personal financial management including taxes, cash management, credit, budgeting, life and health insurance, housing and auto purchasing and insurance, investments, retirement, and estate planning. Particular importance, as it applies to personal finance, will be placed on financial principles such as present and future value, basic investment principles, and financial ratios. Prerequisites: Business major or junior/senior level any major.

An advanced computer application course expanding the topics first introduced in BS-CP 235, including popular software in word processing, database, spreadsheets, and presentations. The course is designed to give the business user hands-on, real-world examples of how the software is integrated into the business decision-making process. Prerequisites: BS-CP 235 or permission of instructor. (Offered odd years)

Marketing

Marketing Core

A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory and various significant tests of relationship, association, and correlation. Prerequisite: NS-MA 104 or equivalent.

Designed to introduce students to the use of statistical models and formulas used in research methodology and design. This research process will be investigated by actively involving the student in developing research questions, hypotheses development, evaluating ethical issues, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting research results. Statistical topics will include a hands-on approach to correlations, ANOVA, t-tests, regression, probability, standard deviation, central tendency, evaluation of curves, as well as other topics. Use of EXCEL and SPSS is required. Prerequisite: NS-MA 209 or SS-PY 210. (Offered online and on-ground) (Offered alternate years)

This course guides students from a managerial perspective into an understanding and application of key promotional strategies, theories, and tactics important to organizations desiring promotional activities. This course concentrates on the promotional aspect of marketing as compared to the other three “P’s” of marketing, namely price, product and place (distribution). The four major areas studied, also known as the promotion mix, will be: a) personal selling, b) advertising, c) sales promotions, and d) public relations/publicity. (Offered spring)

This is a basic course dealing with the fundamentals of integrity-based personal selling. Areas studied include understanding the sales industry and potential occupations; and the sales process including prospecting/qualifying, pre-approach/approach, sales presentation, sales resistance, closing, and follow-up after the sale. Other areas include proper communication, customer relationships, buyer behavior, and sales force management. Prerequisites: BS-MG 352 or permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years fall)

This course is designed to equip the student with the tools needed to develop proficiency related to managing an organization’s reputation and influencing public opinion. Specific attention will be given to the practical application of writing and media usage related to public relations.

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This course is an introduction to basic digital imaging using industry standard editing software such as Adobe Photoshop®. Topics include navigation of the interface, the tools, using layers, adjustment layers, layer styles, filters, creating and manipulating selections, masking principles, cropping, image size and resolution, and image compositing of raster images. Course fee attached.

This course is an introduction to executing vector-based illustrations using industry standard editing software such as Adobe Illustrator®. Topics include navigation of the interface, the tools, drawing and manipulating basic objects, creating and manipulating type, drawing with the pen tool, applying color, using layers and transformation, and pathfinder techniques. Course fee attached.

This course in an introduction to page layout software using industry standard edition software such as Adobe InDesign®. Topics include: page set-up, the use of text boxes, manipulation of text using basic typographic etiquette, and the use of picture boxes in a variety of print documents. Course fee attached.

Elective Pool - 1 Needed

An introductory course designed to familiarize the student with the role of media within modern society. Particular attention is given to the uses, roles, and impact of print and electronic media.

This course is an oral communications course designed to acquaint students with the basic concept of human communication, as well as the more specialized skills needed in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships. Self-concept, self-disclosure, perception, and relationship development are the major units covered, along with special attention given to communication on the job, in the classroom, and with one’s peers. Course fee attached. (Offered alternate years)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles of video and broadcasting techniques and technologies. The use of video editing and motion graphics will be explored, with students learning to use Adobe Premiere Pro. Production techniques related to broadcasting will also be explored. Students will learn the operation of basic broadcasting equipment and develop broadcasting skills through the completion of several hands-on projects.

This course is an introduction to personal insurance topics including property and liability loss exposures, life and health loss exposures, and personal risk management. Other topics include personal auto and homeowners, personal property and casualty contracts, and an introduction to financial planning. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 22 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation. Prerequisites: BS-RM 205. (Offered fall)

The study of standard costing, cash budgeting, process costing, and job order costing and their application to the management decision process. Prerequisites: BS-AC 220, BS-AC 221, BS-EC 260, BS-EC 261. (Offered even years fall)

Accounting processes in a computerized environment utilizing popular over-the-counter software (i.e. QuickBooks, Peachtree). Question: “If 3.7 million small businesses use QuickBooks, how many students need to learn it?” Answer: “All of them.” This course requires a laptop computer that must be PC-compatible. New text required. Prerequisite: BS-AC 220, BS-AC 221. (Offered odd years fall)

An advanced computer application course expanding the topics first introduced in BS-CP 235, including popular software in word processing, database, spreadsheets, and presentations. The course is designed to give the business user hands-on, real-world examples of how the software is integrated into the business decision-making process. Prerequisites: BS-CP 235 or permission of instructor. (Offered odd years)

Basic concepts of investing, including market mechanics, investment vehicles, terminology, fundamental and technical analysis of stocks. Prerequisite: BS-AC 220 and BS-EC 261 or BS-EC 210. (Offered odd years spring)

This course examines the psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, organizational design, conflict, and leadership in organizations. Particular attention is given to the application of leadership and management principles within the organizational structure. (Offered fall) (Offered Online: Replaces EX-BS 356 Organizational Behavior & Leadership)

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the administrative problems of small business through the study of organization, planning, communications, and control. (Offered even years fall)

This course will introduce the student to international business and the economics and politics of international trade and investment, the functions and form of the global monetary system, the strategies and structures of international business, and how to cope with cultural differences as a manager. The course may include an opportunity to visit a foreign country to observe first hand international differences. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

This independent study is designed to provide the student with on-the-job training under the tutelage and evaluation of a practitioner. The specific elements of the internship will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

Risk Management

Risk Management Core

A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory and various significant tests of relationship, association, and correlation. Prerequisite: NS-MA 104 or equivalent.

Topics include staffing, performance appraisal, compensation, training and development, employee rights, and unionization. Contemporary issues include quality of work-life and legal environment. (Offered odd years spring)

An introduction to the concept of risk, the process of risk management, the concept and business of insurance, including fundamental doctrines, social value, loss exposures and protection, insurance regulation, insurance carriers, reinsurance, marketing, underwriting, and claims adjusting. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 21 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation. Course fee attached. (Offered spring)

This course is an introduction to personal insurance topics including property and liability loss exposures, life and health loss exposures, and personal risk management. Other topics include personal auto and homeowners, personal property and casualty contracts, and an introduction to financial planning. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 22 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation. Prerequisites: BS-RM 205. (Offered fall)

This course exposes students to the nature of conflict within organizations and the various forms of employable conflict resolution techniques. Emphasis is given to overcoming positional or contentious strategies while building collaboration and offering choices. Focus is placed on understanding the interdependence of groups within the system and the cohesion necessary for organizational effectiveness. (Online only)

The course will develop a solid understanding and effectively apply fundamental commercial underwriting principles to commercial property and liability exposures. The principles covered will enhance technical knowledge of underwriting in commercial organization and regulatory systems. The student will also develop further understanding in financial statements and insurance products while strengthen communication and negotiation abilities in the field. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AU 60 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to a professional designation. Prerequisites: BS-RM 205, BS-RM 305, BS-RM 306. (Offered alternate years)

The course will construct a solid foundation in the application of effective good-faith claim investigation techniques. The practices in the claim handling process will equip the student to document claims, communicate effectively, and deal with fraud. There is a continued development in communication and negotiation skills. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AIC 30 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to a professional designation. Prerequisites: BS-RM 205, BS-RM 305, BS-RM 306. (Offered alternate years)

This course will develop the technical knowledge needed to design a risk management program for hazard, operational, financial, and strategic risks. The student will demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and treat risks by utilizing proven risk management and statistical analysis techniques. As the course progresses, students will make smarter financial decisions through the application of cash flow analysis to hazard and financial risks. This course aligns with the curriculum found in ARM 54 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to a professional designation. Prerequisites: BS-RM 205, BS-RM 305, BS-RM 306. (Offered alternate years)

The goals of Foundations of Risk Management and Insurance (CPCU 500 Institutes designation) are to enable the student to understand and apply basic concepts of risk management and insurance, to comprehend insurance within the larger context of risk management, to learn a systematic approach for analyzing property-liability insurance policies, and to understand the role of big data analytics in insurance and risk management. Each assignment of the textbook supports one or more of those goals.

Elective Pool - 1 Needed

This course examines the psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, organizational design, conflict, and leadership in organizations. Particular attention is given to the application of leadership and management principles within the organizational structure. (Offered fall) (Offered Online: Replaces EX-BS 356 Organizational Behavior & Leadership)

This course examines the psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, organizational design, conflict, and leadership in organizations. Particular attention is given to the application of leadership and management principles within the organizational structure. (Offered fall) (Offered Online: Replaces EX-BS 356 Organizational Behavior & Leadership)

Organizational Leadership

Organizational Leadership Core

Designed for those interested in possibly pursuing accounting, but wanting to become familiar with accounting principles or for those not looking to major in accounting, but are in need of some basic accounting skills. (Offered spring)

This is a survey course covering basic principles for both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics studies the way in which individual economic agents such as workers, consumers, households, and business firms make decisions. Macroeconomics addresses issues pertaining to the aggregate economic principles with practical examples to give students a better understanding of the role economics plays in society.

This course is designed to provide an interactive environment for learning the fundamental functions of the most popular commercial applications software, including word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentations. This course meets the need of future business people, managers, and a generally well-informed using public.

This course includes in-depth discussion of current communication topics including workplace diversity, technology, correspondence applications, proposals, business plans, visual aids, teamwork, interpersonal communications, listening, nonverbal messages, presentation skills, and employment communication. Positive, neutral, goodwill, negative, and persuasive letters will be prepared. Prerequisite: junior or senior level standing and one lower-level WI course. (Offered spring)

Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and decision-making. (Offered odd years fall)

This is a basic course dealing with the fundamentals of integrity-based personal selling. Areas studied include understanding the sales industry and potential occupations; and the sales process including prospecting/qualifying, pre-approach/approach, sales presentation, sales resistance, closing, and follow-up after the sale. Other areas include proper communication, customer relationships, buyer behavior, and sales force management. Prerequisites: BS-MG 352 or permission of instructor. (Offered alternate years fall)

Topics include staffing, performance appraisal, compensation, training and development, employee rights, and unionization. Contemporary issues include quality of work-life and legal environment. (Offered odd years spring)

Business law studies the history, background, sources, and influences of our modern day law as it pertains to the business activities of individuals, corporations, and other legal entities. As a part of this module, particular emphasis will be placed upon the laws governing contracts, creditors’ rights, secured transactions, bankruptcy, agency, partnerships, and corporations. Today’s managers need to understand the basic legal concepts to avoid costly courtroom problems and other legal issues. (Offered fall)

This is a study of the theory and practice of professional ethics. Cases and essays by noted thinkers are studied and discussed in-depth from a Christian perspective. Course will be tailored to individual student interests such as business, religion, etc. (Offered even years spring)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of leadership and followership. The course will investigate the essential elements of both concepts and challenge the student to master the concepts relative to both. Specific attention will be placed on leadership styles, followership styles, personality styles, spiritual gifts, and the leader/follower relationship. (Offered on-ground)

The study of how the individual is influenced in his or her behavior, attitudes, perceptions, emotions, and thoughts by other people. (Offered online and on-ground) (Offered alternate years)

Designed as an applied science course, students will be introduced to the history and science of stress studies. The role of stress (negative and positive) will be reviewed with specific emphasis placed on the interaction of physiological, psychological, and spiritual factors. (Offered online and on-ground) (Offered alternate years)

This is the final capstone course including accounting, management, entrepreneurship, risk management, and organizational leadership. A case method approach is used involving topics such as strategic planning, policy and ethics, among others. Group work, class presentation, discussion, and participation are expected. This course is designed to be taken after the student has completed the business core. Prerequisite: junior or senior level standing. (Offered spring)

Elective Pool- 3 Needed

An introductory course dealing with social theory, processes, institutions, and problems, it emphasizes the impact society has on the individual. Designed for those desiring to major in the field as well as for others who want an understanding of the structure and functions of society.

Designed to introduce students to the use of statistical models and formulas used in research methodology and design. This research process will be investigated by actively involving the student in developing research questions, hypotheses development, evaluating ethical issues, collecting and analyzing data, and reporting research results. Statistical topics will include a hands-on approach to correlations, ANOVA, t-tests, regression, probability, standard deviation, central tendency, evaluation of curves, as well as other topics. Use of EXCEL and SPSS is required. Prerequisite: NS-MA 209 or SS-PY 210. (Offered online and on-ground) (Offered alternate years)

An introduction to the concept of risk, the process of risk management, the concept and business of insurance, including fundamental doctrines, social value, loss exposures and protection, insurance regulation, insurance carriers, reinsurance, marketing, underwriting, and claims adjusting. This course aligns with the curriculum found in AINS 21 offered by The Institutes of Malvern, PA. At the end of the course, the student will be given the opportunity to take a national qualifying exam that may lead to an AINS professional designation. Course fee attached. (Offered spring)

A study of basic concepts and operations in descriptive and inferential statistics. The areas of study will include graphic representation, measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability theory, and various significant tests of relationship, association, and correlation. Prerequisite: NS-MA 104 or equivalent.

A survey course where policies, practices, and procedures of marketing within the private and public sector are learned. Emphasis is given to promotion, pricing, product, and distribution. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher. (Offered even years fall)

Study of decision-making techniques involving working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing, dividend policy, and mergers with emphasis on time-value of money. Prerequisites: BS-AC 220, BS-EC 210 or BS-EC 261. (Offered even years spring)

This course guides students from a managerial perspective into an understanding and application of key promotional strategies, theories, and tactics important to organizations desiring promotional activities. This course concentrates on the promotional aspect of marketing as compared to the other three “P’s” of marketing, namely price, product, and place (distribution). The four major areas studied, also known as the promotion mix, will be: a) personal selling, b) advertising, c) sales promotions, and d) public relations/publicity. (Offered spring)

Emphasis is on personal financial management including taxes, cash management, credit, budgeting, life and health insurance, housing and auto purchasing and insurance, investments, retirement, and estate planning. Particular importance, as it applies to personal finance, will be placed on financial principles such as present and future value, basic investment principles, and financial ratios. Prerequisites: Business major or junior/senior level any major.

This independent study is designed to provide the student with on-the-job training under the tutelage and evaluation of a practitioner. The specific elements of the internship will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

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