2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks 
    
    May 18, 2024  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog & Student Handbooks [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject prefix. Each course description begins with a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number and the course title. If a course includes laboratory or other special activities, that information is contained in the course description. Prerequisites and co-requisites are also listed. A prerequisite is a course, experience, or other required preparation that must be completed before the student will be permitted to enroll in the course. A co-requisite is a course, experience, or other preparation that must be completed at the same time that the student is enrolled in the listed course.

Courses numbered 100 to 199 are primarily for freshmen, 200 to 299 for sophomores, 300 to 399 for juniors and seniors, and 400 to 499 for seniors. Courses numbered 500 and above are reserved for graduate students.

Please note, when searching courses by “Code or Number”, an asterisk (*) can be used to return mass results. For instance, a “Code or Number” search of ” 5* ” can be entered, returning all 500 or graduate-level courses.

 

Accounting

  
  • AC 241 Principles of Accounting I


    Credit, three hours.
    Theory of debits and credits; journals and ledgers; asset and liability valuations; income determination; financial statement preparation and interpretation; accounting for proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations; basic concepts of managerial accounting. Must be taken in sequence.
  
  • AC 242 Principles of Accounting II


    Credit, three hours.
    Theory of debits and credits; journals and ledgers; asset and liability valuations; income determination; financial statement preparation and interpretation; accounting for proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations; basic concepts of managerial accounting. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): AC 241 
  
  • AC 313 Intermediate Accounting I


    Credit, three hours.
    Advanced-level study of financial accounting principles and application of these principles to problems of determining financial position and results of operations of business enterprises. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): AC 242 .
  
  • AC 314 Intermediate Accounting II


    Credit, three hours.
    Advanced-level study of financial accounting principles and application of these principles to problems of determining financial position and results of operations of business enterprises. Must be taken in sequence. Prerequisite(s): AC 313 .
  
  • AC 331 Accounting Internship


    Credit, one to three hours.
    Experience that enables students to apply accounting theory to practical accounting problems. Course should be helpful in deciding upon a career path in the accounting field. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the accounting instructor and completion of twelve semester hours of accounting courses with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Grades are either Pass or Fail.
  
  • AC 332 Accounting Internship


    Credit, one to three hours.
    Experience that enables students to apply accounting theory to practical accounting problems. Course should be helpful in deciding upon a career path in the accounting field. Prerequisite(s): Permission of the accounting instructor and completion of twelve semester hours of accounting courses with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Grades are either Pass or Fail.
  
  • AC 345 Cost Accounting I


    Credit, three hours.
    Developing and reporting information for use in making management decisions. Topics include budgeting; performance measurement; cost-volume-profit analysis; relevant costs for planning; job order, process, and standard cost accounting systems; cost allocations; and activity-based costing. Prerequisite(s): AC 242 
  
  • AC 346 Cost Accounting II


    Credit, three hours.
    Developing and reporting information for use in making management decisions. Topics include budgeting; performance measurement; cost-volume-profit analysis; relevant costs for planning; job order, process, and standard cost accounting systems; cost allocations; and activity-based costing. Prerequisite(s): AC 345 .
  
  • AC 347 Corporate and Business Taxation


    Credit, three hours.
    Study of income tax concepts for partnerships, S-corporations, and C-corporations. The effect of income taxation on business decisions and income taxation of various business entities will be emphasized. Basic tax research and tax planning are introduced. Return preparation is required. Prerequisite(s): AC 242 .
  
  • AC 426 Accounting Ethics


    Credit, three hours.
    To become familiar with the current role of accounting ethics in today’s business environment and professional accounting practice. To help accounting students fully understand how a commitment to ethics can enable accounting professionals to meet their ethical obligations to investors and creditors. To provide the ethical grounding that accounting students need to reconcile conflicts between stakeholder interests that can occur in the performance of audit, tax, and consulting services. Prerequisite(s): AC 314  and AC 449 . (WI)
  
  • AC 431 Independent Study


    Maximum credit, eight hours.
    A student with advanced standing may pursue an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and the dean of the School. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least eighteen semester hours with a 3.00 GPA or better in the major. (See contract for requirements and details.)
  
  • AC 432 Independent Study


    Maximum credit, eight hours.
    A student with advanced standing may pursue an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and the dean of the School. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least eighteen semester hours with a 3.00 GPA or better in the major. (See contract for requirements and details.)
  
  • AC 440 Accounting For Not-for-Profit Organizations


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of fund accounting as it is applied to governmental and other not-for-profit entities. Prerequisite(s): AC 314 .
  
  • AC 447 Federal Individual Taxation


    Credit, three hours.
    Emphasis on federal tax laws affecting individuals. Federal taxation of gifts, estates, and trusts will be reviewed. Tax planning and research, and ethical considerations will be included. Individual income tax returns must be prepared using tax preparation software. Prerequisite(s): AC 242 .
  
  • AC 448 Advanced Accounting


    Credit, three hours.
    Special topics, including accounting for business combinations, partnerships, governmental units; and preparation of consolidated financial statements. Prerequisite(s): AC 314 .
  
  • AC 449 Auditing


    Credit, three hours.
    Auditing objectives, standards, procedures, and reports. Includes risk assessment, evidence gathering, internal control evaluation, and professional responsibility. Prerequisite(s): AC 314 .
  
  • AC 479 Advanced Auditing Topics


    Credit, three hours.
    Advanced topics in auditing including internal control evaluations, audit sampling, computer applications, ethical obligations, and reporting standards. Prerequisite(s): AC 449 .
  
  • AC 489 Principles of Fraud Examination


    Credit, three hours.
    Students will learn the specific steps, employed in a logical progression, to conduct a fraud examination. The focus of the examination will be narrowed from the general to the specific, eventually centering on a conclusion.  The development of a hypothesis and the continual refinement of the hypothesis will be emphasized. Prerequisite(s): AC 449  
  
  • AC 497 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide competent students opportunities for study in areas of interest other than those previously listed. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • AC 498 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide competent students opportunities for study in areas of interest other than those previously listed. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • AC 544 Accounting for Managerial Decision Making


    Credit, three hours.
    Provides an analysis of relevant accounting data for management decision making. Topics include budgeting, budgetary control, differential costs in alternative decisions, allocation of costs, cost relationships, pricing, standard costing, and performance evaluation. Prerequisite(s): (AC 241  and AC 242  or equivalent.)
  
  • AC 547 Federal Individual Taxation


    Credit, three hours.
    Provides a study of federal tax laws as they apply to selected entities, including an introduction to tax research methodology. Prerequisite(s): AC 242 .
  
  • AC 563 Accounting and Management Information Systems


    Credit, three hours.
    Provides an analysis of the types of information necessary for the manager in making effective decisions. Stress is placed on tools and techniques for computer-based information systems, internal reports, and accounting records as they contribute to the solution of decision-making problems. Relevant case studies and projects are utilized. The course will emphasize practical applications, using spreadsheets, databases, decision making, and computer simulation using current management and finance software. Cross-listed as: Same as CIS 563  Prerequisite(s): AC 544  or AC 345 , MA 211 , and MGT 321  or their equivalent. For students in integrated accounting program only.

Art

  
  • AR 201 Art Appreciation


    Credit, three hours.
    An analysis of the elements and qualities of visual art forms.
  
  • AR 203 Introduction to Photography


    Credit, three hours.
    A general introduction to photography.
  
  • AR 205 Beginning Watercolor


    Credit, three hours.
    A general introductory studio course designed to acquaint the student with the materials, tools, and techniques used in watercolor.
  
  • AR 221 Two-Dimensional Design


    Credit, three hours.
    An introductory studio course in the basics of composition and approaches to various art media.
  
  • AR 222 Drawing I


    Credit, three hours.
    An introductory studio course in the basic approaches to various art media as they relate to drawing.
  
  • AR 223 Three-Dimensional Design


    Credit, three hours.
    An introductory studio course in the basic approaches to three-dimensional art concepts.
  
  • AR 224 Drawing II


    Credit, three hours.
    A studio course designed to increase the technical skills and knowledge introduced in Beginning Drawing Studio.
  
  • AR 226 Introduction to Graphic Design


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the use of the Macintosh computer, graphic design software and the skills and techniques used in graphic design and visual problem solving.
  
  • AR 228 Digital Literacy and Content Creation


    Credit, three hours.
    This course offers a fundamental understanding of the critical and practical aspects of digital tools, technologies, and resources. Students will learn how to navigate, evaluate, create, and critically apply information by using a wide variety of digital technologies including design software, social media tools, email marketing programs and blogging platforms. Cross-listed as: MKT 228  
  
  • AR 280 History of Graphic Design


    Credit, three hours.
    An exploration of the history of graphic design from the dawn of writing until today, including the development of handwriting, typefaces, and books; Arts & Crafts and the private press; posters, printing history, history of advertising; the Bauhaus; digital design and typography. Examines changes in style and technology within the field and considers the relationship between graphic design and its cultural, political and social contexts.
  
  • AR 297 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • AR 298 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • AR 300 Typography and Page Layout


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the fundamentals of typography and its critical role in page layout. Through lectures, demonstrations and studio work, students are introduced to all aspects of type, from its historical precedents to its current use. Creative thinking is encouraged, along with prescribed techniques and media. Prerequisite(s): AR 226 .
  
  • AR 301 Graphic Design Print Production


    Credit, three hours.
    A survey of typography, page layout, paper selection, prepress techniques and the preparation of art for reproduction using both traditional and digitial means. The focus is on improving design knowledge and skills, as well as introducing students to project management disciplines. Prerequisite(s):  AR 300 .
  
  • AR 302 Digital Graphic Design Studio


    Credit, three hours.
    This course concentrates on educating students in the development of effective content for online, social and additional electronic media. Discussion includes theories and techniques of multimedia, interaction design and graphic design and how they relate. Prerequisite(s):   
  
  • AR 304 Branding & Identity Systems


    Credit, three hours.
    Creative exploration and application of complex visual communication skills to the development of a visual identity system. Brand Identity Design covers the theory and practice of creating a brand identity that is expressed in a system of tangible items that fuel the recognition of that brand. Prerequisite(s): AR 300  
  
  • AR 306 Advanced Watercolor


    Credit, three hours.
    A studio course designed to advance the technical skills and knowledge introduced in Beginning Watercolor. Emphasis is placed on creative expression through experimental studio work explaining various advanced watercolor techniques.
  
  • AR 310 Prehistoric to Renaissance


    Credit, three hours.
    A survey of the major visual art forms of Western civilization from the Prehistoric beginning into the Renaissance. (WI)
  
  • AR 311 Renaissance to Modern Art


    Credit, three hours.
    A survey of the major visual arts forms from the Renaissance to the Modern period.
  
  • AR 314 Professional Practices in Fine Arts


    Credit, three hours.
    The purpose of this course is to familiarize fine arts students with a variety of current professional practices that prepare students for the business aspects of a fine arts career. The focus is on the preparation of the portfolio and resume and on understanding business practices such as record keeping, contracts, shipping, and copyright. Search strategies for jobs, galleries, grants, and residencies are taught. A class project is completed, providing hands-on professional experience.
  
  • AR 315 Contemporary Art


    Credit, three hours.
    This course explores the issues and concepts of contemporary movements in art. (WI)
  
  • AR 321 Painting I


    Credit, three hours.
    A beginning-level painting studio with a creative and experimental approach to various historical styles.
  
  • AR 322 Painting II


    Credit, three hours.
    An intermediate-level painting studio with emphasis on creative and experimental approaches in painting.
  
  • AR 331 Internship


    Credit, three hours.
    Qualified studio art and graphic design students of sophomore, junior, or senior standing may obtain an internship for at least 100 hours of supervised professional experience. Grades are either Pass or Fail. This course may be repeated for up to six (6) hours of credit. Grades are either Pass or Fail.
  
  • AR 341 Ceramics I


    Credit, three hours.
    A studio course dealing with the understanding of clay properties and construction of basic forms in clay.
  
  • AR 342 Ceramics II


    Credit, three hours.
    A studio course designed to advance the technical skills and knowledge introduced in Beginning Ceramics. Emphasis is placed on creative expression through experimental studio work and exploring new procedures.
  
  • AR 361 Sculpture I


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to sculpture that explores traditional techniques and tools in creating three-dimensional sculpture.
  
  • AR 362 Sculpture II


    Credit, three hours.
    An advanced sculpture course that involves a contemporary approach in materials, craft, creativity, and the process of making sculpture. The student will exemplify a knowledge and dexterity of equipment skills and making techniques. Prerequisite(s): AR 361  
  
  • AR 370 Conceptual Drawing


    Credit, three hours.
    An advanced study of drawing that emphasizes the personal development of techniques, expression, critical analysis, and experimentation with non-traditional media.
  
  • AR 380 Digital Photography


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the digital photography practice. This course will explore different techniques, aesthetics, and concepts. These elements will be expressed through demonstrations, lectures, and projects.
  
  • AR 401 Web Design


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to the design, development, implementation and testing of effective interfaces based on the principles of graphic design, interactivity and usability. HTML, CSS, Javascript, navigation systems, visual hierarchy, basic animations, image preparation and file transferring protocols are among topics covered. Emphasis is placed on conceptual development, structure, interactivity and design aesthetics. Prerequisite(s):  .
  
  • AR 402 Portfolio Design


    Credit, three hours.
    This course focuses on the preparation of students for the competitive job market including resume writing and portfolio creation through lecture, demonstration and studio work. Existing projects are refined and gaps are filled with new projects. The course culminates with the creation of a professional portfolio of work. Prerequisite(s):  
  
  • AR 420 Senior Thesis


    Credit, three hours.
    Advanced-level studio course directed toward individual creative activity and research. (WI)
  
  • AR 431 Independent Study


    Maximum combined credit, eight hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for students to pursue an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least eighteen semester hours with a 3.00 GPA or better in the major. (See contract for requirements and details.)
  
  • AR 432 Independent Study


    Maximum combined credit, eight hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for students to pursue an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least eighteen semester hours with a 3.00 GPA or better in the major. (See contract for requirements and details.)
  
  • AR 488 Interdisciplinary Seminar


    Credit, three hours.
    Study of a selected theme or topic designed to synthesize and reveal the coherence of the undergraduate curriculum. Prerequisite(s): Normally limited to seniors with the approval of the course director.
  
  • AR 497 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • AR 498 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide opportunities for students to study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.

Air Force Studies

  
  • AS 101 Foundation of The U.S. Air Force I


    Credit, one hour.
    A survey course designed to introduce students to the U. S. Air Force in the contemporary world. The course examines the U.S. Air Force mission and organization, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, and an introduction to communication skills. Educates students on what the Air Force offers and helps them to become better leaders in and out of the Air Force. Leadership laboratory activities are included.
  
  • AS 102 Foundation of The U.S. Air Force II


    Credit, one hour.
    A survey course designed to introduce students to the U. S. Air Force in the contemporary world. The course examines the U.S. Air Force mission and organization, officership and professionalism, military customs and courtesies, and an introduction to communication skills. Educates students on what the Air Force offers and helps them to become better leaders in and out of the Air Force. Leadership laboratory activities are included.
  
  • AS 201 The Evolution of U.S. Air Force I


    Credit, one hour.
    Study of the development of air and space power through a historical perspective from balloons and dirigibles up to the Korean Conflict. Historical examples are provided to extrapolate the development of Air Force distinctive capabilities (competencies) and missions (functions) to demonstrate the evolution of today’s air and space power. Students will be introduced to the Air Force methods of effective communication. Leadership laboratory activities are included.
  
  • AS 202 The Evolution of U.S. Air Force II


    Credit, one hour
    Study of the development of air and space power through a historical perspective from the Korean Conflict to the space-age systems of the Global War on Terrorism. Course deals with the peaceful employment of U.S. air power in relief missions and civic actions program in the late 1960’s and the air war in South Asia. It also covers the buildup of air power during the 1980’s and the changes brought about by Desert Storm. Students will be introduced to the Air Force methods of effective communication. Leadership laboratory activities are included.
  
  • AS 301 Air Force Leadership Studies I


    Credit, three hours.
    Integrated management course emphasizing the individual as a manger in an Air Force milieu. The individual motivation and behavioral processes, leadership, ethics, communications, and group dynamics provide a foundation for the development of the junior officer’s professional skills as an Air Force officer. The basic managerial processes involving decision-making, and the use of analytic aids in planning, organizing, and controlling in a changing environment are emphasized. Laboratory provides opportunities for practical application of leadership skills.
  
  • AS 302 Air Force Leadership Studies II


    Credit, three hours.
    Integrated management course emphasizing the individual as a manager in an Air Force milieu. The individual motivation and behavioral processes, leadership, ethics, communications, and group dynamics provide a foundation for the development of the junior officer’s professional skills as an Air Force officer. The basic managerial processes involving decision-making, and the use of analytic aids in planning, organizing, and controlling in a changing environment are emphasized. Laboratory provides opportunities for practical application of leadership skills.
  
  • AS 401 National Security Affairs and Preparation For Active Duty I


    Credit, three hours.
    Focuses on the Armed Forces as an integral element of society. Emphasizes the broad range of American civil-military relations, the environmental context in which U.S. defense policy is formulated and implemented, the societal attitudes toward the military, and the role of the professional military leader-manager in a democratic society. Students prepare written and verbal assignments and participate in group discussions and seminars. Laboratory provides opportunities for practical application of leadership skills.
  
  • AS 402 National Security Affairs and Preparation For Active Duty II


    Credit, three hours.
    Stresses the fundamental values and socialization process associated with the Armed Services; the requisites for maintaining adequate national security forces; the political economics, and social constraints on the national defense structure; the impact of technological and international developments on strategic preparedness; and the manifold variables involved in the formulation and implementation of national policy. Leadership laboratory included.
  
  • AS 494 Directed Study


    Credit, one to three hours.
    Students will receive individual instructor guidance and prepare formal report/research paper on some aspect of Air Force Studies or other assignments as determined by instructor.

Business Administration

  
  • BA 151 Introduction to Business


    Credit, three hours.
    A survey of modern business designed to cover an introductory spectrum of elements in the business world. Suitable for business and non-business majors.
  
  • BA 271 Essentials of Entrepreneurship


    Credit, three hours.
    The course introduces students to the basic entrepreneurial characteristics and to the fundamentals of turning a talent, innovation, or idea into a successful start-up enterprise. It includes an examination of sources of physical and financial resources for the beginning entrepreneurial venture.
  
  • BA 297 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide competent students opportunities for study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • BA 298 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide competent students opportunities for study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings.
  
  • BA 319 Business Analytics


    Credit, three hours.
    This course uses data, information technology, statistical analysis, quantitative methods, and mathematical or computer-based models to help students understand how managers gain insight about business operations for improved fact-based decision making. Students will be expected to use Excel and apply statistical knowledge in learning topics such as predictive modeling and analysis, time-series forecasting, simulation and prescriptive analytics using linear optimization. Prerequisite(s): CIS 101 , MA 211 .
  
  • BA 331 Internships


    Credit, three hours.
    Qualified students who have satisfactorily completed BA 151  and six advanced semester hours in AC, BA, EC, FI, MGT, or MKT may be placed in internships for at least 135 hours of supervised, professional experience. Grades are either Pass or Fail.
  
  • BA 332 Internships


    Credit, three hours.
    Qualified students who have satisfactorily completed BA 151  and six advanced semester hours in AC, BA, EC, FI, MGT, or MKT may be placed in internships for at least 135 hours of supervised, professional experience. Grades are either Pass or Fail.
  
  • BA 336 Business and Technical Writing


    Credit, three hours.
    An introduction to correspondence and report formats used in business and industry. Cross-listed as: EN 336  Prerequisite(s): EN 101 , EN 102 , and CIS 101 . (WI)
  
  • BA 351 Enactus I


    Credit, three hours.
    The purpose of this course is to establish and direct student-generated appreciation for the free-enterprise system through outreach projects within the community. SIFE is an international non-profit organization that brings together top leaders of today and tomorrow to create a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. Through projects that improve quality of life and standard of living for people in the community, the students and instructors demonstrate that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change. This is the first of a two-course sequence. Cross-listed as: MGT 351 . Prerequisite(s): BA 151 , EC 201 , and permission of instructor.
  
  • BA 352 Enactus II


    Credit, three hours.
    This is a continuation of BA 351  to prepare and present the SIFE projects. Presentations will be given at regional and national competitions. Cross-listed as: MGT 352 . Prerequisite(s): BA 151 , EC 201  and permission of instructor.
  
  • BA 353 Business Law


    Credit, three hours.
    A comprehensive study of the Uniform Commercial Code dealing with contracts, agency and employment, commercial paper, personal property and bailments, sales of goods, partnerships, corporations, bankruptcy, trusts, estates, and government regulations.
  
  • BA 371 Principles of Entrepreneurship


    Credit, three hours.
    The course introduces students to the basic entrepreneurial characteristics, using the lean methodology and business model generation, to learn customer discovery, customer validation, and execution. Upon completing the course, students will understand the fundamentals of turning a talent, innovation, or idea into a successful start-up enterprise. Cross-listed as: MGT 371 .
  
  • BA 425 Export-Import Practices


    Credit, three hours.
    Fundamentals  of international trade, including the mechanics of makin overseas contacts, promoting products abroad, contracts and terms of sales, payments and the documentation and physical movement of goods. Cross-listed as: EC 425 . Prerequisite(s): EC 201  and EC 202  or permission of the instructor.
  
  • BA 430 Global Business


    Credit, three hours.
    This course considers the theory and practice of international business with emphasis on the external environments of the modern multinational corporation. Prerequisite(s): EC 201  and EC 202 .
  
  • BA 431 Independent Study


    Maximum credit, eight hours.
    A student with advanced standing may pursue an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and dean of the School of Business. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least eighteen semester hours with a 3.00 GPA or higher in the major. (See independent study contract for requirements and details.)
  
  • BA 432 Independent Study


    Maximum credit, eight hours.
    A student with advanced standing may pursue an independent study or research project in the major area, with the approval of the advisor, instructor, and dean of the School of Business. Prerequisite(s): Completion of at least eighteen semester hours with a 3.00 GPA or higher in the major. (See independent study contract for requirements and details.)
  
  • BA 439 Global Consulting Agency


    Credit, three hours.
    Experience that enables students to apply theoretical aspects of global trade and relations to practical global business situations.  Course should be helpful in deciding upon a career path in the global trade field. Prerequisite(s): Permission of a global business instructor and completion of EC 201  and MGT 321  .
  
  • BA 444 Catalyst, Christian Leadership Conference


    Credit, three hours
    This course is designed to help the student gain a deeper understanding of the Christian and business dynamics of leadership.  Individual personality traits of well-known leaders will be examined to better understand their approach to decision making, conflict management, cooperation and competition, and developing a shared vision and purpose.  A significant portion of this course will include participation in the Catalyst Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia in the fall of each year.  Cross-listed as: CST 444
  
  • BA 454 Strategic Management


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of the creation and implementation of strategic corporate management integrating all areas of the School of Business core curriculum. Students analyze actual corporations and also gain experience through a business strategy simulation. This course is designed as a capstone course in the program, so it can be taken only during the student’s senior year. Prerequisite(s): CIS 101 , AC 241 , AC 242 , EC 201 , EC 202 , MGT 321 , MKT 311 , FI 330 , BA 336 , and senior standing. (WI)
  
  • BA 460 Business Senior Seminar


    Credit, one hour.
    This course is required for all business majors. It should be taken the semester prior to graduation. It provides an overview of the entire business core curriculum to identify areas for improvement. The course will culminate with the administration of assessment instruments for evaluating learning and critical thinking skills. The course includes preparation for successful career management. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing or permission.
  
  • BA 497 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide competent students opportunities for study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings
  
  • BA 498 Study in Selected Topics


    Credit, one to six hours.
    Courses offered to provide competent students opportunities for study in areas of interest other than those elsewhere defined. This series is primarily a classroom function, either seminar or lecture, permitting flexibility in course offerings
  
  • BA 519 Data Analysis and Decision Modeling


    Credit, three hours.
    Provides the application of analytics and quantitative methods to solve complex problems in all areas of business. The course will integrate a knowledge base in business analytics to understand the emerging role of business analytics in organizations and to effectively use and interpret analytic models for making better business decisions. This will be accomplished through applying business analytics tools in a spreadsheet environment creating knowledge in business process optimization, data mining, and applied statistics. Prerequisite(s): MA 211 .
  
  • BA 530 Global Business


    Credit, three hours.
    Provides a framework for understanding broad issues and for analyzing specific topics in an increasingly interdependent world. It promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to integrating various facets of international business operations. Prerequisite(s): EC 201 , EC 202 .
  
  • BA 531 Independent Study


    Credit, three hours.
    Analyzes a problem selected by the student and developed with the guidance and direction of a graduate faculty member, approved by the M.B.A. advisor. Activities include research (primary or library), reading and conferences with the faculty member. Topics must be approved by the faculty member and by the M.B.A. advisor. (Independent Study may also be conducted in AC, CIS, EC, MGT, and/or MKT.)
  
  • BA 532 Independent Study


    Credit, three hours.
    Analyzes a problem selected by the student and developed with the guidance and direction of a graduate faculty member, approved by the M.B.A. advisor. Activities include research (primary or library), reading and conferences with the faculty member. Topics must be approved by the faculty member and by the M.B.A. advisor. (Independent Study may also be conducted in AC, CIS, EC, MGT, and/or MKT.)
  
  • BA 540 Business Communication


    Credit, three hours.
    A study of the fundamentals of and prerequisites to effective communication in business. Development of technical writing and oral communication skills used by managers for internal and external communication, including the use of new information technologies.
  
  • BA 554 Strategic Management


    Credit, three hours.
    This is the capstone course in the MBA program.  It employs case studies, simulations and application of in-depth analysis, integrating the skills and knowledge developed in the required courses taken prior to and concurrently with this course.  A grade of “B” or better is required to complete this course.  The course should be taken in the last year of study, preferably the last semester, and may not be transferred into the MBA program from another institution.  Prerequisites:  Credit for or registration in the other MBA required courses.
  
  • BA 590 Comprehensive Examination


    Credit, three hours.
    Constitutes an integrated examination of the MBA program. Corequisite(s): It consists of written and oral components and is graded as either “pass” or “fail.”
  
  • BA 591 Special Topics in Business


    Credit, three hours.
    An examination of significant issues, theories, and practical problems in one of the areas of Accounting (AC), Business Administration (BA), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Economics (EC), Finance (FI), Management (MGT) or Marketing (MKT). The course content is selected by the instructor to fit the needs of current students.
 

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