ACC 231. Principles of Accounting I. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
Introduction to financial accounting including fundamental accounting relationships, completion of the accounting cycle, internal control, cash, receivables, inventories, fixed assets, payables and payroll accounting.
ACC 233. Principles of Accounting II. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
Formation, organization, and operation of partnerships and corporations, financial statement analysis, bonds, statement of cash flows, cost systems, cost-volume-profit analysis and budgeting. Prerequisite: ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I with a grade of “C” or better.
BUS 254 Business Technology. 3 hours. F., Sp.
A study of business information technology solutions. This course will emphasize emerging trends as they relate to system hardware, system software and telecommunications. The course will also include exercises in spreadsheet and database applications to reinforce the information system concepts and to increase their working knowledge of the application software.
BUS 351. Business Communication. (W) 3 hours. F., Sp.
Synthesis of ethics, logic, psychology, and the art of written communication. Topics include writing letters, emails, reports, and employment documents. This course contains a significant writing component. Prerequisite: ENG 102 English Composition II or the equivalent.
BUS 352. Statistical and Quantitative Analysis for Business. 3 hours. F., Sp.
A study of statistical and quantitative analyses used in business. Topics include sampling methods, data analysis, probability, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, regression, and linear programming. Emphasis is placed on the understanding.
BUS 354. Legal Environment of Business. 3 hours. F., Sp.
A survey of the legal environment of business. Topics include the legal and constitutional environment of business, dispute resolution, torts, contracts, agency and employment law, and business organizations. Emphasis is placed on legal and ethical analysis in decision making.
BUS 455. Business Ethics. (W) 3 hours. F., Sp.
A study of ethics as applied to the field of business. The course will include an examination of various ethical theories, the application of individual values in the workplace, social responsibility of businesses, and the impact on stockholders of making decisions of ethical significance. This course contains a significant writing component.
BUS 459. Business Strategy. (W) 3 hours. F., Sp.
A capstone course for all business majors. Course is intended to integrate prior business courses into a unit which can provide a basis for a career and help in preparing for service to the family, church, and community. This course contains a significant writing component. Prerequisite: Senior Business major.
ECO 271. Macroeconomics. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
A study of foundational macroeconomic theory and application. Course topics include production possibilities, aggregate demand and supply, distribution and measurement of national income and economic growth, employment, inflation, international trade, monetary and fiscal policy, and the Federal Reserve System.
ECO 272. Microeconomics. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
A study of foundational microeconomic theory and application. Course topics include supply and demand, markets and prices, price ceilings and floors, utility theory, producer cost(s), competition, and market structures. Prerequisite: ECO 271 Macroeconomics.
FIN 385. Managerial Finance. 3 hours. F., Sp.
An exploration of sources and uses of business funds. The course includes financial statement analysis, time value of money, market efficiency of financial markets, and the Capital Asset Pricing Model. The course also covers working capital management, cost of capital, sources of debt and equity financing, capital budgeting issues, valuation models, and other financial management issues facing businesses. Extensive qualitative and quantitative methods will be employed. Prerequisites: ACC 233 Principles of Accounting II and ECO 272 Microeconomics.
MGT 241. Principles of Management. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
An introduction into the process of working with and through others to achieve organizational objectives. This course covers the history and purpose of organizational management, the four core functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, and the development of basic management skills.
MKT 261. Principles of Marketing. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
An introductory study of the efforts of the firm to manage its product, price, distribution, and promotion, compete in a dynamic environment, and understand and influence its current and potential customers.
ACC 332. Management Accounting. 3 hours. F.
For non-accounting majors only. The course includes the practical application of accounting principles to management problems concerning cost behavior and cost flows, profit planning, budgeting, and controls. Prerequisite: ACC 233 Principles of Accounting II with a grade of “C” or better.
MGT 341. Human Resource Management. 3 hours. F.
An overview of the human resource management process. This course covers the entire human resource management process, including planning, recruitment, selection, training development, employee engagement, compensation, and legal and ethical issues. Prerequisite: MGT 241 Principles of Management.
MGT 345. Operations and Supply Chain Management. 3 hours. F. Even years.
A study of how a firm manages the manufacturing or service operations in support of the firm’s strategy. The theme of this course is the efficient and effective planning, organizing, and control of a firm’s supply-chain and physical distribution in a manner that maximizes profitability and benefits all stakeholders. Prerequisite: MGT 241 Principles of Management.
MGT 346. Leadership. 3 hours. Sp.
A study of leadership theories, processes, and practices. This course includes an examination of leadership traits that the student has or could develop in order to be an effective leader.
MGT 443. Entrepreneurship. 3 hours. F.
A study of entrepreneurial challenges and solutions. This course emphasizes new venture creation and growth through the recognition, evaluation, and exploitation of entrepreneurial opportunities. Topics to be covered include the role of entrepreneurship in economy, creativity and innovation, financing the venture, managing growth, business valuation, exit strategies, and business plans.
MGT 444. Organizational Behavior. 3 hours. F.
A study of the impact of individuals, groups, and organizational structure on performance and effectiveness. This course deals with the complex interrelationships between people, groups, and their environment in the organizational context. Specific topics to be covered include personality, attitudes, motivation, performance management, stress, communication, groups and teams, decision making, power, conflict, negotiation, and organizational structure and culture.
FIN 388. Personal and Family Financial Planning. 3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
A detailed study of personal and family finance. The course includes biblical teaching, financial planning, budgeting, banking, savings, credit, housing, insurance, investments, tax planning, teaching financial responsibility to children, gifts, retirement and estate planning. Same as FAM 388.
MGT 441. Services Management and Marketing. 3 hours. Sp.
A study of the marketing and management of service operations. Services from the customer’s perspective and the drivers of sustainable business success are studied. In addition, services from the manager’s perspective are studied to determine how to efficiently and effectively deliver services that customers value and that fit within the firm’s strategy. Prerequisite: MGT 343 Operations Management.
MGT 497. Management Internship. 1-3 hours. Su., F., Sp.
A professional field experience. This internship is conducted under the supervision of an experienced professional, carefully selected and approved by the University.
MKT 362. Consumer Behavior. 3 hours. F., Sp.
A study of people’s relationship to marketing and the market’s relationship to the consumers; the behavioral aspects of marketing: attitudes, habits, incomes, and products. Prerequisite: MKT 261 Principles of Marketing with a grade of “C” or better or permission of the instructor.
MKT 462. Marketing Strategy. 3 hours. Sp.
A study of the concept of marketing strategy and its relation to strategic planning. Case studies are used to develop strategic decision-making skills. Prerequisites: MKT 362 Consumer Behavior or permission from the instructor and senior standing.
ACC 530. Accounting for Internal Decision Making. 3 hours.
An intensive review of financial and managerial accounting concepts with emphasis on the managerial viewpoint. Uses various quantitative techniques to analyze financial and managerial information for planning, controlling, and decision-making purposes.
ACC 536. Accounting for External Decision Making. 3 hours.
An introductory examination of accounting for use by external decision making, including the background and application of modern accounting theory principles, and the theory and practice of auditing of accounting information.
ACC/BUS 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 courses 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 information, links to system design and development, data analysis/mining tools, tracing illicit transactions, money laundering, red flags of financial fraud, and interviewing/interrogations techniques.
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.
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 subject areas 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.
ECO 570. Economic Thought. 3 hours.
An examination of economic concepts, forces, institutions, and policies that shape and govern the environments in which people live and 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 application in the economy.
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 will be 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.
LDR 543 . Leading Teams and Organizations. 3 hours.
Leadership in organizations. While the previous course in this sequence 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.
MGT 540. Operations Management. 3 hours.
Integrating traditional, total quality, just-in-time, and constraint management philosophies with current practices in services and manufacturing. 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.
MKT 560. Marketing Management. 3 hours.
An examination of the role of marketing in an organization and how effective marketing creates value for customers. Emphasis is 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.