Course Descriptions

ACC 532. Data Analytics Auditing & Fraud Investig. 3 hours. Sp.

Introduction to the practical application of data analytics techniques and software to improve effectiveness and efficiency in identifying trends, patterns, anomalies, and exceptions in large volumes of data. The course will consider how results of data analytics can assist internal and external auditors, forensic accountants, and fraud investigators in uncovering red flags in data and targeting the accompanying risks. Prerequisites: ACC 438 or 538 Fraud examination and ACC 436 Principles of Auditing I and BUS 254 Business Technology.

ACC 534. CPA Exam Preparation. 3 hours. Sp.

An introduction to a commercial CPT review course, especially the auditing (AUD) part of the exam. Prerequisite: ACC 436 Principles of Auditing I.

ACC 536. CFE Exam Preparation. 3 hours. Sp.

A use of professional Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Exam preparation software to further content and skills knowledge, and to achieve readiness to take the CFE Exam. Prerequisite: ACC 539 Advanced Fraud Examination.

ACC 539. Advanced Fraud Examination. 3 hours. F.

A practical application of concepts of fraud examination in conducting hands-on fraud investigation through the use of detailed casework. Prerequisite: ACC 532 Data Analytics in Auditing and Fraud Investigation.

BUS 501. Business Foundations I. 1 hour. Su., F., Sp.

This course will be taught online. 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 (4) online CPC modules at their own pace each eight-week term.

BUS 502. Business Foundations II. 1 hour. Su., F., Sp.

This course will be taught online. 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 (4) online CPC modules at their own pace each eight-week term. Prerequisite: BUS 501 Business Foundations I.

BUS 503. Business Foundations III. 1 hour. Su., F., Sp.

This course will be taught online. Provides students the necessary undergraduate Common Professional Component (CPC) prerequisites needed for the MBA program and its courses. Students will take up to four (4) online CPC modules at their own pace each eight-week term. This course may be repeated with the approval of the Director of the MBA Program. Prerequisite: BUS 502 Business Foundations II.

BUS 510. Business Communication. 3 hours. Sp.

This course will be taught online. 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. F.

This course will be taught online. 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. Sp.

This course will be taught online. 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: BAN 225 Quantitative Business Analysis or approved equivalent.

BUS 559. Strategic Decision Making. 3 hours. F., Sp.

This course will be taught online. 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. Sp.

This course will be taught online. 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. F.

This course will be taught online. 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. Healthcare Management & Leadership. 3 hours. F., Sp.

A foundational study of management and leadership specific to the administration of healthcare organizations. The course blends traditional management and leadership principles with current healthcare topics and practices. Prerequisite: MGT 241 Principles of Management or approved equivalent.

HAD 530. U.S. Healthcare System and Regulation. 3 hours. Sp.

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 Principles of Management or approved equivalent.

HAD 540. Quality Management and Assurance. 3 hours. F.

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. Prerequisite: BAN 225 Quantitative Business Analysis.

HAD 560. Healthcare Informatics. 3 hours. Sp.

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. The course will include a discussion of current applications and technologies relevant to today's healthcare facilities. Prerequisite: BAN 225 Quantitative Business Analysis.

HAD 570. Healthcare Compliance Conflict Resoluti . 3 hours. Sp.

An in-depth study of the regulations currently governing and affecting the healthcare industry. It will explore key regulations, the regulatory process, and their governing bodies. The course will also explore healthcare arbitration and negotiation as part of the broader subject of conflict resolution.

HAD 580. Healthcare Financial Management. 3 hours. Sp.

A study of the issues related to and specific to the financial management of the healthcare organization. The course will examine Operating Revenue and its sources. In addition, students will examine the concepts of working capital and how resources are allocated within the healthcare organization. Prerequisite: FIN385 or approved equivalent.

HAD 590. Graduate Healthcare Internship. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.

A 200-hour field work 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 student and approved by the faculty advisor. Prerequisite: Completion of all other HAD courses.

LDR 543. Leading Teams and Organizations. 3 hours. Su.

The study of leadership in organizations focusing 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. Prerequisites: MGT 241 Principles of Management or approved equivalent.

MGT 540. Operations Management. 3 hours. F., Sp.

This course will be taught online. 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. There is an emphasis on supply-chain and continuous-improvement processes. Prerequisites: MGT 241 Principles of Management or approved equivalent.

MKT 560. Marketing Management. 3 hours. Su.

This course will be taught online. 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.