Business (BUS) Courses

Descriptions of courses offered in the Business Department - Business Administration

BUS 1003 Business Foundations

Three hours

This course is an introduction to business and the private enterprise system from the perspective of the Christian world view. The purpose of this course is to provide foundational skills in areas that are critical for further studies in business, leading to a successful career launch.

Offered each semester

BUS 1123 Business Communication

Three hours

Development of professional communication skills, both written and oral, in business. Includes mechanics, techniques, and psychological principles of effective business communications with emphasis on contemporary communication technologies. Prerequisite: EGL 1013.

Offered each semester

BUS 2163 Business Mathematics

Three hours

A study of mathematical tools and models used in business. Topics include time value, optimization, forecasting, and other common quantitative models. Prerequisite: MTH 1113 or consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester

BUS 2193 Business Statistics

Three hours

A study of statistical theory as it applies in business settings. Topics include probability, distributions, descriptive statistics, estimation, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation, non-parametric methods, ANOVA, and statistical quality control. Meets the Mathematics requirement of the Core Curriculum. Prerequisite: MTH 1113 or consent of instructor.

Offered spring semester

BUS 3113 Spreadsheet Analytics

Three hours

Practice in using spreadsheets for various business applications. Emphasis will be placed on creating schedules, producing reports using pivot tables and graphs, and generating and updating macros through basic Visual coding. Prerequisites for Business majors: ATG 2173 and BUS 2193. Prerequisites for non-Business majors: ATG 1163 and BUS 2193.

Offered each semester

BUS 3990 Internship

No credit

Supervised learning involving field experience in a business environment. Arrangements for taking the course must be made with the internship coordinator prior to the work being completed. This course is required for all College of Business majors for graduation and is available only to those students who are majoring in a degree program of the College of Business. (Same as ATG 3990). Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of internship coordinator and advisor.

Offered each semester

BUS 4131, 4132, 4133 Selected Topics

One to three hours

A course offering students opportunities to study subjects of special interest. May be offered on a group basis in a classroom setting or as independent study under faculty supervision. Prerequisites: junior standing and consent of instructor.

Offered upon sufficient request

BUS 4173 Business Finance

Three hours

Study of decision-making techniques involving working capital management, capital budgeting, long-term financing, and dividend policy. Prerequisites: ATG 2183, BUS 2153, and ECN 2123.

Offered fall semester

BUS 4253 Business Law and Ethics

Three hours

Basic legal principles that govern modern business transactions. Topics include contracts, real and personal property, agencies, employment, business formation, and Uniform Commercial Code. Emphasis on organizational ethics and compliance. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Offered fall semester

BUS 4993 Strategic Management

Three hours

An integrative study of business strategy and policy involving the creation and presentation of a formal business plan. This is a capstone course open only to seniors in the Department of Business and should be taken during the student's final fall semester at the university. All traditional undergraduate business students are required to take the on-ground Strategic Management course. An additional fee associated with this course. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor.

Offered fall semester