Course Descriptions

ACC 530. Managerial Accounting. 3 hours.

An intensive review of financial and managerial accounting concepts with emphasis on the managerial viewpoint. This course uses various quantitative techniques to analyze financial and managerial information for planning, controlling, and decision-making purposes. Prerequisites: ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I and ACC 233 Principles of Accounting II OR approved equivalents.

ACC 531. Principles of Taxation II. 3 hours.

A study of taxation relating to property transactions. Concepts and methods of determining federal tax liability of corporations, including S Corporations. An introduction to partnership taxation and federal transfer taxes. Prerequisite: ACC 430 Principles of Taxation I or approved equivalent. Same as ACC 431.

ACC 537. Business Controls and Accountability. 3 hours.

A study of processes designed to minimize risk exposures from such occurrences as accounting errors, non-compliance, theft, and fraud--as well as the investigation of suspected fraud. The course examines a sample from such topics as establishing and monitoring internal controls, risk exposures, business processes, transaction cycles, reasonable assurance, segregation of duties, collusion, documentation and audit trail, transaction approval and authorization, accountability, security of assets and laundering, red flags of fraud, and interviewing/interrogation techniques. Same as BUS 537.

ACC 538. Fraud Examination. 3 hours.

An introductory study of how and why fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated and resolved. Prerequisites: ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I and ACC 233 Principles of Accounting II OR ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I and FIN/FAM 388 Personal and Family Financial Planning OR approved equivalents. Same as ACC 438.

BUS 501. Business Foundations. 1 hour.

Provides students the necessary undergraduate Common Professional Component (CPC) prerequisite(s) needed for the MBA program and its courses. Students will take up to four online CPC modules at their own pace each semeste. They are required to enroll in this course each semester until they have completed all requirements.

BUS 510. Business Communication. 3 hours.

A practical study in techniques and practices designed to enhance one's ability to communicate in the modern business environment. Focus is on communicating via oral presentations, electronic media, and written word. Effective use of current business technologies is a major component of this course.

BUS 520. Business Law and Ethics. 3 hours.

A study of legal and ethnical issues relevant to business professionals. Students examine contemporary laws and regulations that affect business leaders and their organizations. The course considers the impact of various legal and ethical frameworks on decision-making in the business environment. Prerequisites: BUS 354 Legal Environment of Business and BUS 455 Business Ethics OR approved equivalents.

BUS 550. Analytical Decision Tools. 3 hours.

The study of various quantitative methods used in business decision making. Topics include a study of statistical theory and procedure, including descriptive statistics and statistical inference, and linear programming. The course focuses on the application of knowledge to real-world problem solving and utilizes Microsoft Excel for assignments and exams. Prerequisites: BUS 355 Statistical and Quantitative Analysis for Business OR approved equivalent.

BUS 559. Strategic Decision Making. 3 hours.

A capstone study of the strategic management process that is based on the premise that successful strategy incorporates biblical principles. The course integrates the major business subjects in the development and demonstration of ethical decision-making, leadership and teamwork, and communication skills - all from a Christian perspective. The course relies heavily on cases that deal with a wide range of policy, strategic, and implementation issues faced by both employer entities and individual employees in both domestic and global markets. This course must be taken during the student's final fall semester (for December program completion) or final spring semester (for May or July program completion). Prerequisites: Completion of all undergraduate CPC prerequisites.

ECO 570. Economic Thought. 3 hours.

An examination of the economic forces, institutions, and policies that shape and govern the environment in which business operates. Key concepts in economics are examined and related to individual decision-making and to such business topics as production, comparative economic systems and market structures, fiscal and monetary policies, government control and regulation, and international trade. Emphasis is placed on current applications in the economy. Prerequisites: ECO 271 Macroeconomics and ECO 272 Microeconomics OR approved equivalents.

FIN 580. Financial Management. 3 hours.

An examination of the vital role of active financial management within an organization and the impact of financial decisions to a firm's long-term competitiveness and viability. Emphasis is placed on financial statement analysis, working capital management, financial forecasting, capital budgeting, required rates of return theory and calculation methods, operational and financial leverage decisions, long-term financing alternatives, and profit-distribution methods. Prerequisites: FIN 385 Managerial Finance OR approved equivalent.

HAD 510. Fundamentals Healthcare Administration. 3 hours.

A foundational Study of management specific to the administration of healthcare organizations. The course blends traditional management principles with current healthcare topics and practices. Coursework will introduce students to the complex nature of the healthcare industry. Prerequisite: MGT 241 or approved equivalent.

HAD 530. U.S. Healthcare System. 3 hours.

A continuation of the study of administering healthcare organizations. The course will focus on the service structure of this industry, current regulatory issues and the relationship to the broader community specific to the healthcare operations in the United States. The course will also include an introduction to epidemiology. Prerequisite: MGT 241 or approved equivalent.

HAD 540. Total Quality Management in Healthcare. 3 hours.

A study of the basic elements of quality improvement in the healthcare industry. This course will also address quality assurance and relevant organizational responsibilities of this process. The course will focus on data analysis for quality improvement, clinical practice guidelines, and the future of healthcare quality.

HAD 560. Healthcare Information Systems. 3 hours.

A study of the evolving role of information systems within the healthcare industry. Emphasis will be on understanding how various information systems are used to support both clinical and administrative aspects of the organization, including reimbursement. The course will include a discussion of current applications and technologies relevant to today's healthcare facilities. Prerequisite: BUS 355 or approved equivalent.

HAD 590. Integrated Healthcare Administrative Exp. 3 hours.

A 200-hour fieldwork experience conducted under the supervision of a healthcare sponsor. The internship provides each student an opportunity to gain relevant and meaningful experience in a healthcare organization. Each placement is proposed by the students and approved by the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Completion of all other HAD courses.

LDR 543. Leading Teams and Organizations. 3 hours.

The study of leadership in organizations. While LDR 542 Personal Leadership focuses on exploring one's own skills, abilities, interests, and self-development plans, this course focuses on leading and developing others in organizational settings. Specific topics include: developing employees as individuals, leading teams, servant leadership, service to one's community, leading organizations, and building careers of substance. Prerequisite: MGT 241 Principles of Management OR approved equivalent.

MGT 540. Operations Management. 3 hours.

An integration of traditional, total quality, just-in-time, and constraint management philosophies with current practices in services and manufacturing. This course takes a systems perspective on long- and short-term planning, scheduling, implementing, controlling, and measuring operations that produces goods or services, provides customer satisfaction, and supports the organization's competitive edge. Emphasis on supply-chain and continuous-improvement processes. Prerequisites: MGT 241 Principles of Management OR approved equivalent.

MKT 560. Marketing Management. 3 hours.

An examination of the role of marketing in an organization and how effective marketing creates value for customers. There is an emphasis on making strategic marketing decisions in the context of general management. Major topics include market segmentation and targeting, management of the Four Ps, marketing research, sustainable competitive advantage, strategic planning in competitive and dynamic markets, and social and ethical issues in marketing. Prerequisites: MKT 261 Principles of Marketing OR approved equivalent.