Below are descriptions for a selection of courses in the undergraduate business program.
For additional information, please reference the most recent course catalog.
BUS 1301 Business Foundations Seminar
Introduces students to business practices, management principles and the functional
disciplines within organizations. Students study contemporary issues in business within
the context of the economic, moral, political, social and legal pressures on business
BUS 1310 Financial Accounting
Developing an understanding of accounting processes, this course focuses on the preparation
and use of accounting reports for business entities. An understanding of the uses
of accounting for external reporting, emphasizing accounting as a provider of financial
information, is stressed.
BUS 3095 Business Practicum
The practicum will require that students work a minimum of 400 hours in a professional
capacity at the organization of their choosing. A 15 minute presentation to faculty
is required after completion. The zero-credit practicum is required for graduation.
BUS 3101 Applied Computer Technology (B.A. only)
Development of skills necessary to facilitate problem solving, decision making and
communication with technology. Skill development competencies center around spreadsheets.
Prerequisite: BUS 1301.
BUS 3301 Software Skills (B.S. only)
Development of software skills necessary to facilitate problem solving, decision making,
and communication with technology. Skill development competencies center primarily
on spreadsheets, pivot tables and data analysis. Emerging business software packages
will be discussed.
BUS 3302 Leadership and Organizations
Introduction to the process of leading within the framework and structure of complex
organizations. The course examines leadership theory and behavioral science research,
with an emphasis on the development of leadership and interpersonal skills through
self-assessment, case analysis and experiential exercises. Prerequisite: An earned
grade of "C-" or better for BUS 1301 or PSY 2313. Restricted to Juniors and Seniors
or by approval of instructor.
BUS 3310 Fundamentals of Managerial Finance
The foundational principles for managing the financial function within an organization.
Students learn how to value uncertain cash flows, develop an understanding of the
concept of risk, examine the relationship between risk and return and develop an understanding
of the relationship between accounting and finance. Prerequisite: BUS 3314 or equivalent.
BUS 3314 Managerial Accounting
The internal use of accounting techniques to support management decisions and budgeting
for business operations. Prerequisite: An earned grade of "C-" or better for BUS 1310.
BUS 3320 Marketing Theory and Practice
Application- and theory-intensive study, using behavioral and economic research original-source
articles, of marketing approaches applied by business firms and other organizations.
Attention focuses on the influence of the marketplace, the process of determining
an enterprises products, prices, channels and communication strategies and the preparation
of a marketing plan. Prerequisite: An earned grade of "C-" or better for BUS 1301.
BUS 4350 Quantitative Analysis (B.S. only)
Designed to help business students apply quantitative analysis concepts to a wide
variety of business activities and decisions. The course is computational in nature
and students will learn to formulate and solve practical business problems. The following
topics are covered: advanced linear and integer programming, development and use of
simulation tools, advanced modeling and statistics including regression, ANOVA, correlation,
and sampling, heuristics, and judgments in decision making.
Analysis of moral issues in the contemporary business world from the viewpoints of
major philosophical traditions. Topics such as: moral theories and the nature of business;
obligations in business relationships; using principles and cases to guide business
practices; contemporary corporate culture and its social context; justice in international
Addresses the intersection of economics and theology, considering it as the foundation
and means of formation of a just society. The student is introduced to the development
and principles of the Catholic Churchs social teaching. Also introduces the social
justice theories of the Protestant, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist traditions. Prerequisite: