Associate in Business Administration Course Description


ACC 251, 252 Accounting I, II (3,3) A two semester introduction to accounting. Economic events are examined from both an external financial reporting perspective and an internal management decisionmaking perspective. The role of accounting systems in organizations is emphasized. Prerequisite: BUS 110.

BUS 110 Business Foundations (3): A course which exposes students to current business concepts and provides a holistic view of business operation. Includes study of external factors affecting management decision-making. Case analysis and computer simulation are utilized to present business interrelationships.

BUS 153 Organizational Behavior (3): An exploration of the various explanations of human behavior in a variety of organizational contexts. Topics include motivation, leadership, communication, team processes, individual differences, and cross-cultural effects. Includes an examination of the implications of the Christian faith in both describing and prescribing behavior.

BUS 241 Quantitative Analysis I (3): Introduction to basic statistics and spreadsheets. Includes data collection, descriptive statistics, basic concepts of probability, inferential methods, hypothesis testing, correlation and regression.

BUS 310 Principles of Management (3) Management/Administrative concepts which are common to all types of organizations. Focuses on the functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, with emphasis on integration of faith, systems and contingency approaches. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing, and recommended to be taken in the Sophomore year.

BUS 311 Business Law (3) General principles applied to contracts, agency, negotiable instruments, business organizations, personal property, security relations, real property, and trade regulations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

BUS 320 Principles of Marketing (3) Historic development, buying motivation, market structure, product development, distribution policies, pricing, and legislative regulations. Prerequisites: BUS 310, ECO 201, may be taken concurrently.

BUS 330 Principles of Finance (3) Principles of financial management. Course topics include ratio analysis, cash flow forecasting, leverage, working capital management, cost of capital, capital budgeting, and security types. Prerequisites: ACC 151, BUS 310, ECO 201.

ECO 201, 202 Principles of Economics (3, 3) Value and price, national income analysis, production, exchange, distribution and consumption, and an introduction to comparative economic systems. Includes both the micro- and macro-economic approaches. 201 every Fall, 202 every spring.