Business Administration Courses

BUS1101 Career and Business Essentials

Explores the nature and scope of business, examines its component parts, and describes how it is organized and managed. Students learn about the internal and external forces that comprise our business and economic system. This course covers career development and teaches practical techniques and strategies for success.

3 Credit Hours

BUS2210 Business Intelligence and Analytics

Introduces students to the fast-growing field of business intelligence and analytics. The course provides students with a general understanding of quantitative methods, analytical software, and data analysis to help them comprehend and analyze contemporary business issues and problems. The emphasis is placed on critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills.

Prerequisites: CIS1115

3 Credit Hours

BUS2231 Business Law I

Provides students with detailed knowledge of the laws relating to contracts, commerce, property, sales, negotiable instruments, and employment. Students develop an awareness of business situations requiring legal counsel and a familiarization with the overall structure of the legal system.

3 Credit Hours

BUS2245 Business Ethics

Examines the principles of ethics with relation to business decision-making and business strategies. Students learn how to integrate ethical decision-making into organizational behavior, strategy, and the challenges posed by the globalization of business practices.

3 Credit Hours

BUS2250 Computer Applications in Business

Introduces computer-based applications and simulations in business. Students learn the concepts and software used by business organizations in order to simulate real-life problem solving.

Prerequisites: CIS1115

3 Credit Hours

BUS2255 Entrepreneurship

 Examines the conversion of ideas into successful business ventures. Topics include developing ideas for entrepreneurial ventures, testing the feasibility of an idea, evaluating the lifestyle considerations of business ownership, preparing business plans, seeking expert advice, securing financing, and avoiding common pitfalls.

3 Credit Hours

BUS2267 Management Information Systems

Examines the technical, economic, and organizational impact of complex interdependent work systems. Topics include analyzing short- and long-term information needs and communicating these needs to technical specialists and higher management.

Prerequisite: CIS2204

3 Credit Hours

BUS2270 Special Topics in Business

Involves readings and discussions organized around selected topics in Business. Themes will vary each semester.

1 to 3 Credit Hours

BUS2281 Project Management

Provides an overview of various project management knowledge areas. Topics include project integration, scope, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement management. Students will use Microsoft Project software.

3 Credit Hours

BUS2293 Internship

Students work in a position related to their course of study while at the same time completing online course requirements – including focused online discussions and special online projects – that integrate the skills and knowledge learned through their degree program.

Prerequisite: Departmental permission

3 Credit Hours

BUS3331 Business Law II

Provides an in-depth examination of the political, legal, ethical, and regulatory issues related to managerial decisions. Topics include commercial paper, real and personal property, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, agency, estate planning, and government regulations.

Prerequisite: BUS2231

3 Credit Hours

BUS4410 Business Research Methodology

Explores the processes and techniques of business research methods and their application to making effective and efficient decisions. Areas covered include defining a problem, selecting the method of research, ascertaining costs and benefits, and statistical tools and presentation.

Prerequisites: MAT2215

3 Credit Hours

BUS4420 Data-Mining for Business Analytics

This course provides overview of the fundamental principles and techniques of data-mining for business analytics. We will examine case studies to place data-mining techniques in context, and to develop data-analytic thinking. Emphasis will be placed on real-world applications to illustrate that proper application of data-mining is as much an art as it is a science. In addition, we will work "hands-on" with analytics/data mining software.

Prerequisites: BUS2210 or MAT2215

3 Credit Hours

BUS4451 Business Strategy and Policy

Provides an overview of the most recent theories and the current practice in strategic management. Examines the development and implementation of strategies in various areas of business activity (finance, sourcing, production, human resource management, marketing, and international business).

Prerequisites: FIN3302, IBS2201, MGT2220, MKT2220

3 Credit Hours

BUS4470 Special Topics in Business

Involves readings and discussions organized around selected topics in Business.

Prerequisite: Any 2000-level course in Business

1 to 3 Credit Hours

BUS4483 Internship

Students work in a position related to their course of study while at the same time completing online course requirements – including focused online discussions and special online projects – that integrate the skills and knowledge learned through their degree program.

Prerequisite: Departmental permission

3 Credit Hours