Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Business (BS)

This program offers students a strong general business education together with the opportunity for a concentration in finance, international business, management, or marketing. The BS degree programs in Business and Accounting are appropriate for graduates of associate’s degree programs as well as for new and transfer students. For admission, continuation, and graduation from the Bachelor of Science degree program in Business, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. A 2.5 GPA is not a requirement for students to enroll in the AAS program, for students pursuing a minor in the School of Business, or for students enrolling in individual courses.

Pre-Major Requirements: 39-43 credits

(Please note that the prerequisites for several Core courses include a specific math course (MTH 121, or MTH 123, MTH 130, MTH 230, MTH 231). Students may also use this course to fulfill a General Education requirement)

Required Courses

ACC 114Introduction to Accounting I(RNL)

4

ACC 121Introduction to Accounting II(RNL)

4

BUS 160Business Law I(RNL)

3

BUS 215Information Management(RNL)

4

ECO 111Introduction To Microeconomics(RLA)

4

ECO 112Introduction to Macroeconomics(RLA)

4

FNC 240Managerial Finance I(RLA)

3

MKT 111Marketing(RNL)

3

MGT 110Organizational Theory and Management(RNL)

3

MGT 230Introduction to Managerial and Economic Statistics(RLA)

4

In addition to the course taken to satisfy Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (RMQR), students must take an additional math course from the following list: (3-6 credits)

MTH 130Pre-Calculus Mathematics(RMQR)

3

MTH 221Applied Finite Mathematics and Business Calculus(RMQR)

4

MTH 230Calculus I with Pre-Calculus(RMQR)

6

MTH 231Analytic Geometry and Calculus I(RMQR)

3

MTH 232Analytic Geometry and Calculus II(RMQR)

3

Major Requirements: 26-32 credits

Each student chooses one area of concentration beyond the pre-major requirements. Concentrations are available in Finance, International Business, Management, and Marketing.

Finance Concentration: 30 credits

FNC 111Personal Financial Management(RLA)

3

FNC 213Money and Capital Markets(RLA)

4

ACC 315Analysis of Financial Statements(RNL)

3

FNC 300International Finance(RLA)

4

FNC 345Managerial Finance II(RLA)

4

FNC 350Advanced Corporate Finance(RNL)

4

FNC 360Investment Analysis(RLA)

4

Plus one course chosen from (4 credits)

ECO 318Economic and Business Forecasting(RLA)

4

ECO 323Introduction to Econometrics(RLA)

4

ECO 326Introduction to Mathematical Economics(RLA)

4

International Business Concentration: 34-36 credits

BUS 200Introduction to International Business(RNL)

4

ECO 370International Finance(RLA)

4

BUS 415Global Strategy and Decision Making(RNL)

4

Foreign Language* (0-8 credits)

*Students who are exempt from the foreign language course requirement must take additional credits from the courses listed below to complete the 34-36 credits required in the concentration.

1. Business: At least two courses chosen from the following:

MGT 325International Management(RNL)

4

MKT 320International Marketing(RNL)

4

BUS 598Business Internship(RNL)

4

At least one course chosen from each of the following categories:

2. Economics/Political Science
ECO 250International Economics(RLA)

4

ECO 252Economic Geography(RLA)

4

ECO 356Economic Growth and Development(RLA)

4

ECO 251International Political Economy(RLA)

4

POL 260International Politics: In Search of a New World Order(RLA)

4

POL 261International Organizations(RLA)

4

3. Country Focus
BUS 420Global Business Seminar: Doing Business Abroad(RNL)

3

HST 206Modern China(RLA)

4

HST 207History of Africa(RLA)

4

HST 208History of Modern Latin America(RLA)

4

HST 209Modern Japan(RLA)

4

HST 210History of Modern India(RLA)

4

HST 235The Modern Middle East(RLA)

4

HST 271Modern British History: 1900 to the Present(RLA)

4

HST 272Modern Germany(RLA)

4

HST 284The Soviet Union and Contemporary Russia(RLA)

4

LNG 230Aspects of Contemporary China(RLA)

4

Management Concentration: 26-28 credits

MGT 210Management Process(RNL)

4

MGT 320Management of Organizational Behavior(RNL)

4

MGT 410Business Policy(RNL)

4

MGT 416Capstone Business Simulation(RNL)

4

Plus two (2) courses chosen from the following list or any other 200-level or higher MGT course: (6-8 credits)

MGT 223Public Administration(RLA)

4

MGT 314Small Business Management(RNL)

4

MGT 321Production Management(RNL)

4

MGT 322Human Resource Administration(RNL)

4

MGT 325International Management(RNL)

4

MGT 326Sports Management(RNL)

4

BUS 200Introduction to International Business(RNL)

4

BUS 211Communications in a Corporate Setting(RLA)

3

BUS 238Ethical Issues in Business and Society(RLA)

4

MKT 215Principles of Selling(RNL)

3

FNC 111Personal Financial Management(RLA)

3

Plus any one (1) business-related course (except BUS 100) with the written approval of the student’s advisor. (3-4 credits)

Marketing Concentration: 30-32 credits

MKT 211Advertising(RNL)

4

MKT 310Consumer Behavior(RNL)

4

MKT 360Digital Marketing(RNL)

4

MKT 410Marketing Research(RNL)

4

MKT 420Marketing Management(RNL)

4

MGT 416Capstone Business Simulation(RNL)

4

Please one course chosen from the following Marketing Electives (3-4 credits)

BUS 598Business Internship(RNL)

4

MKT 311Personal Selling and Sales Management(RNL)

4

MKT 316Retailing and Channels of Distribution(RNL)

4

MKT 320International Marketing(RNL)

4

MKT 325Advertising Buying Strategy(RNL)

4

MKT 370Advanced Marketing Strategy I(RNL)

4

MKT 371Advanced Marketing Strategy II(RNL)

4

MKT 490Marketing Seminar(RNL)

3

AND

One additional business related course (3-4 credits)

Courses with any of the following designations: ACC or BDA or BUS or ECO or FNC or ISI or MGT or MKT may be used to satisfy this requirement.

Please check the catalog for course prerequisites.

Total Credits Required: 120

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement

Since most business courses are non-liberal arts and sciences, students in this program should pay special attention to this requirement.

Honors

To graduate with honors in Business a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in business courses and must have a 3.25 grade point average overall. An honors thesis or project supervised by a member of the business faculty must be completed.