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    ACCT 201 Introductory Financial Accounting (3 crs.)

    This course is the beginning study of financial accounting principles and concepts. Emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of accounting and its role in society. Practical applications of accounting concepts are demonstrated both manually and electronically. The focus is on accounting for sole proprietorships. Not open as free or program elective. Prerequisites: Grade of "C" in ENGL 101, ENGL 102, and MATH 109. 

    ACCT 202 Introductory Corporate& Managerial Accounting (3 crs.)

    Financial accounting principles and concepts as they relate to partnerships and corporations are covered. Theory and practice applicable to income determination and asset valuation are considered. In addition, managerial and cost accounting topics are explored. Prerequisite: ACCT 201. 

    ACCT 301 Cost & Budgetary Control (3 crs.)

    This course is a study of the basic principles of managerial accounting and the environment in which cost accounting information is developed and used for decision-making. Basic cost accounting concepts under job order and process costing systems and budgeting techniques are emphasized. Prerequisite: ACCT 202. 

    ACCT 302/H Intermediate Accounting I/ Honors (3 crs.)

    The course involves an in-depth study of modern financial accounting, concepts, principles, practices, and the conceptual framework on which accounting is developed. The accounting cycle, adjusting entries, corporate transactions and the preparation of financial statements are emphasized. Prerequisites: ACCT 202. 

    ACCT 303/H Intermediate Accounting II/ Honors (3 crs.)

    The course is a continued in-depth study of modern financial accounting as it relates to income determination, asset valuation, and stockholders' equity. International and ethical implications are considered. Prerequisite: ACCT 302. 

    ACCT 304 Managerial Accounting (3 crs.)

    The course consists of a study of the usefulness of financial data and financial analysis in the management functions of planning, control, and decision-making. The course surveys the elements of cost, as well as the main aspects of the accounting structure. Prerequisite: ACCT 301. 

    ACCT 388 Financial Statement Analysis (3 crs.)

    This course investigates the use of financial statements from the view of main users of these statements. Prospective users include investors, financial analysts, and creditors who have to assess the information content of accounting numbers and the predictive value of accounting data. Balance sheet and Income Statement Information, Cash Flow Statements, profitability analysis, and ratio analysis and interpretation are covered. Prerequisite: ACCT 302, with a grade of "C" or higher. 

    ACCT 400/H Intermediate Accounting III/ Honors (3 crs.) 

    A continued in-depth study of modern financial accounting. This course covers investments, earnings per share, revenue recognition, pensions, leases, accounting for changes and cash flows. Prerequisite: ACCT 302 with "C" grade or better. 

    ACCT 401/H Advanced Financial Accounting/Honors (3 crs.)

    A study of specialized issues in partnerships, business combinations, consolidation of parent and subsidiary financial statements, segment reporting, foreign currency transactions and hedging, and foreign financial statements. Prerequisite: ACCT 303 with a grade of C or better. 

    ACCT 402/H Federal Income Tax Accounting Individual/Honors (3 crs.)

    An in-depth study of tax provisions and planning for individuals. The basic procedures involved in the determination of income tax liability of individuals are performed. Prerequisite: ACCT 302. 

    ACCT 405/H Government and Non-Profit Accounting/Honors (3 crs.)

    Accounting principles and practices for governmental and not-for-profit organizations are covered with specific emphasis on state and local government units. The course also focuses on accounting and reporting issues in private not-for-profit organizations, such as hospitals and schools. Prerequisite: ACCT 302. 

    ACCT 407/H Auditing/Honors (3 crs.)

    This is a capstone course for accounting majors. Financial auditing principles, concepts and practices including professional ethics, statistical sampling techniques, and audit liability are covered. Work paper preparation and audit reports are an important part of the course. The use of audit software is required. A thorough understanding of financial accounting is required. This capstone course in Accounting is taken during the final semester of study. Prerequisites: Senior Standing, ACCT 303, ACCT 400.

    ACCT 408 Accounting Information Systems (3 crs.)

    The course provides a basis for understanding, using and controlling accounting information systems (AIS) as found in business organizations. The principle content areas include documentation of accounting information systems; security, privacy and ethics; internal control systems, AIS and business processes. Prerequisite: ACCT 201 with a grade of "C" or better. 

    ACCT 410 CPA Problems (3 crs.)

    A study, review, and analysis of the content, form, and scope of the CPA Examination. The purpose of the course is to prepare students to sit for the Certified Public Accountants Examinations. Prerequisite: Advanced standing with minimum of 18 credit hours, or permission of instructor. 

    ACCT 488 Forensic Accounting (3cr.)

    Forensic accounting deals with the relation and application of the accounting systems used to record and summarize business and financial transaction to a legal problem. This course encompasses both investigative accounting and litigation support, with emphasis on the following topics: protection and recovery of assets; investigating and analyzing financial evidence; developing computerized applications to assist in the analysis and presentation of financial evidence; communicating findings in the form of reports and collections of documents; and assisting in legal proceedings, including testifying in court as an expert witness and preparing visual aids to support trial evidence. Prerequisites: ACCT 303 and ACCT 400. 

    ACCT 498 Independent Study in Accounting (3 crs)

    The hours for this course are by arrangement with designated or individual faculty. Under the guidance of the faculty member, students conduct an intensive investigation of a topic within the field of accounting. A written proposal is required for approval. Projects typically include library research, interviews with operating and/or staff managers, and other requirements appropriate to the topic. One of the products of this project is a report. Prerequisites: BUAD 302 and permission of instructor. 

    Business Administration

    BUAD 132 Introduction to Business (3 crs.)

    A course designed to acquaint students with the way in which business enterprises are owned, organized, managed, and controlled. It provides a broad background in common business practices by surveying the entire field of Business Administration. Not open as Free or Program Elective for business majors. 

    BUAD 213 Business Software Applications (3 crs.)

    The course is designed to develop advanced computer application competencies. Emphasis is placed on the use of various software packages in accessing and processing large quantities of data for decision making and developing practical methods for using the computer to solve quantitative business/management problems. Coverage will include advanced use of Operating System and Application Software related to spreadsheets, graphics, databases, and statistical analysis (SAS or SPSS), as applied in business and industry.

    BUAD 252 Calculus with Business and Management Applications (3 crs.)

    The course focuses on development and review of mathematical techniques, in Linear Algebra and Calculus for applications in a wide variety of courses in Business and Management. Emphasis is on those techniques which are required for an understanding of Business Statistics, Operations Research, Decision Theory, and Economic Theory. Prerequisite: MATH 109. 

    BUAD 200/W Business Ethics/WEB (3 crs.)

    The purpose of this course is to assist students in understanding ethical implications in the decision-making process and to assume their role as managers with a sense of a broader purpose and a moral consciousness. Concepts and principles are discussed in light of problem situations with ethical implications, with a focus on the development of critical and analytical thinking. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 

    BUAD 302/H Management and Organizational Behavior/Honors (3 crs.)

    This course is designed to develop a full understanding of the role of business organizations and their effective management. It deals with principles and practices of management and theory and analysis of organizations. Course content includes historical background of management theory and analysis of organizations, principles and processes of management functions, leadership, communication, and morale. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and ECON 201, ECON 202, ACCT 201 and ACCT 202, PSYC 200, and SOCI 101. Fashion Merchandising majors only: ECON 202 and permission of the respective Department Chairs. 

    BUAD 303 Advanced Organizational Behavior (3 crs.)

    This course provides an understanding of managerial behavior in an organizational setting. It explores individual attitudes and behavior in interpersonal and intragroup relationships, with the specific goal of improving awareness, perception, and understanding of one's own and others' points of view and behavior. Prerequisite: BUAD 302. 

    BUAD 304 Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship (3 crs.)

    Development and Assessment of the viability of small and micro business ventures are the focus of this course. Emphasis is on the business planning process, the management of small enterprises, feasibility studies, formulation of business plans, risk management, and entrepreneurial characteristics. Not open as Free or Program Elective. Prerequisites: BUAD 302 and Junior standing.

    BUAD 306 Human Resource Management (3 crs.)

    This course involves a study of company personnel objectives, programs, policies and procedures relating to manpower planning, recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation, and employee appraisal. Prerequisites: BUAD 302 and Junior standing. 

    BUAD 307 Industrial Relations (3 crs.)

    Emphasis is on union-management relations and their effect upon personnel programs and economic and legal analysis of the union/management activities: collective bargaining trade agreements, strikes, boycott and lock-out; arbitration, mediation and conciliation, company unions, employee representation, and injunctions. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 

    BUAD 313 Advanced Business Applications (3 crs.)

    The course is designed to develop computer application techniques for skilled users. Emphasis is placed on more advanced commands and techniques as applied in business and industry. Prerequisite: BUAD 213 

    BUAD 353/H Business Statistics I /Honors (3 crs.)

    The course deals with descriptive as well as inferential statistics with specific reference to business. Major topic areas covered are measures of central tendency, variation, probability, estimation, and test of hypothesis. Prerequisite: BUAD 252. 

    BUAD 354/H Business Statistics II/Honors (3 crs.)

    Advanced Inferential statistics are emphasized. The topics covered include time series, regression analysis, chi-square test, and analysis of variance as these relate to solutions to business and economic problems. Prerequisite: BUAD 353. 

    BUAD 410/H Production Management/Honors (3 crs.)

    Emphasis is placed on production management, planning, and control in service and manufacturing enterprises. Topics include quality management, process selection, demand forecasting, materials planning and control, and capacity planning. Case studies are used to analyze the manufacturing and service environments in terms of operational planning, the use of teams, teamwork, and decision making regarding problems commonly confronting managers and supervisors in national and transnational production organizations. Prerequisites: BUAD 302, BUAD 354, and FINA 340. 

    BUAD 411/H Operations Research and Decision Theory/Honors (3 crs.)

    The course is designed to acquaint students with the latest Operations Research and Decision Analysis techniques. It includes Linear Programming, Transportation, Queuing, Algorithm simulations and other models. Prerequisite(s): BUAD 252 and BUAD 354 or MATH 112 and MATH 210. 

    BUAD 412 Business Law I (3 crs.)

    The study of laws governing commercial and business transactions are emphasized. Major areas of consideration are the forces that determine business laws, contracts, commercial paper, and bailments. Prerequisites: BUAD 302. 

    BUAD 414/H Business Law II/Honors (3 crs.)

    The course will continues the emphasis on private law partnerships, corporations, risks, and property. It also examines public laws pertaining to government regulations of business competition, markets, and labor relations. Prerequisites: BUAD 412. 

    BUAD 420 International Business (3 crs.)

    This course is designed to develop an understanding of the various interdisciplinary factors bearing on the operations of businesses in a global economy. Emphasis is on the economic, political and social environment. Prerequisites: BUAD 302. 

    BUAD 480 Directed Study and Practical Applications in Business and Accounting (3 crs.)

    This course is designed to reinforce knowledge in certain specialized areas of study. It is structured to meet the needs of the students taking the course. Enrolled students are assigned to faculty advisors with whom they work out specific plans of study. Students will have the primary responsibility of completing all assignments. Approved internships with written projects are also appropriate. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing and consent of the Chair. 

    BUAD 488A Business and Economic Indicators (3 crs.)

    This course provides a framework to illustrate how important economic indicators interact and how their changes affect business decisions. The identification of major supply side and demand side economic indicators is followed by analysis of their effects at firm, industry sector, and macroeconomic levels. Topics covered include Federal Reserve policy on interest rates, GDP growth rate, unemployment rate, business inventories, consumer confidence, and consumer price index. Prerequisites: ACCT 202, ECON 201 & 202, BUAD 302, MKTG 308. 

    BUAD 490 Senior Seminar in Business /Honors (3 crs.)

    Topics of current interest are announced before registration. The course provides opportunity for individualized, in-depth study with presentation to and criticism by peers. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 

    BUAD 491/H Research Methods in Business/ (3 crs.)

    The planning of research and the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data are important aspects of the course. A completed research project is required. 

    BUAD 495/H Strategic Management/Honors (3 crs.)

    The course is designed to integrate the knowledge and analytical skills acquired in the functional subject areas in Business Administration and related areas. The scope of the subject matter includes responsibilities of top management, together with the organizational processes for formulating and implementing organizational strategy. The course includes the integration of the functional areas of Economics, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance, and Law. This course uses case study methods and pedagogical techniques to deal with business problems and to formulate business policies and strategies. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing. To be taken during final semester of study. Capstone course culminating with the completion of a high quality written research project. 

    BUAD 498 Independent Study in Management (3 crs.)

    The hours for this course are by arrangement with designated or individual faculty. Under the guidance of the faculty member, students conduct an intensive investigation of a topic within the field of management. A written proposal is required for approval. Projects typically include library research, interviews with operating and/or staff managers, and other requirements appropriate to the topic. One of the products of this project is a report. Prerequisites: BUAD 302 and consent of instructor. 


    FINA 340/H Financial Management/Honors (3 crs.)

    The course is designed to provide a basic understanding of principles and practices in the area of business finance as an integral part of the business enterprise. It deals with sources and allocation of funds, channels and procedures of financing in the capital market, internal and external financing and inter-firm relations, corporate finance and international capital markets, and public regulations by government and non-government agencies. Prerequisites: ACCT 202, ECON 201, and ECON 202.

    FINA 341/H Investment and Security Analysis/Honors (3 crs.)

    The course involves financial analysis of investment alternatives available to individual and institutional investors. Security analysis is employed in the allocation and evaluation of specific investments and in dealing with the problems of changing economic and financial conditions. Prerequisite: FINA 340. 

    FINA 440/H Advanced Financial Management/Honors (3 crs.)

    The course is designed to develop analytical and decision-making abilities of students in relation to varied problems that normally confront financial management. Problem areas include financial planning and control of current operations and long-term capital commitments, income management, evaluation of income- producing property, and expansion through merger and consolidation. Prerequisite: FINA 340. 

    FINA 441 Insurance and Business Risks (3 crs.)

    The course deals with the study of risks and the methods of meeting them through the insurance mechanism. Basic principles and types of coverage for social business relations, and principles and types of coverage for social business risks are studied. Special emphasis is placed on business risks, coverage, and problems of risk management. Prerequisite: FINA 340 

    FINA 442 Principles of Real Estate (3 crs.)

    The course is designed to study the principles, techniques and legal implications of acquiring and selling real estate. Areas covered include the factors influencing real values of residential, commercial and industrial properties, and relevant laws governing contracts, agency, brokerage, listings, agreements, deeds, titles, mortgage instruments, liens, landlord and tenant relationships, settlements, appraisal, real estate financing, real estate licensing laws, and ethics. Prerequisites: ACCT 202, ECON 201, ECON 202 or consent of instructor 

    FINA 443 Futures and Options (3 crs.)

    The focus of this course is the understanding of options and futures. Theoretical issues as well as practical matters will be discussed. Emphasis will be on the valuation of derivatives and applications to the management of financial risk. Techniques for managing both individual and corporate investment risk will be examined. Speculation strategies will also be discussed. Prerequisite: FINA 341 

    FINA 444 Entrepreneurial and Small Firm Finance (3 crs.)

    The focus of this course is the assessment of the financial needs and sources of funds for new firms based on forecasting cash flows. Topics for discussion will include the value of the endeavor to the entrepreneur, strategic issues such as the tradeoffs between alternative financing choices, and issues of financial flexibility and control. While the primary focus will be new ventures, discussion of the financing of existing small firms will be included. Prerequisite: FINA 340 

    FINA 445 Financial Institutions (3 crs.)

    The focus of this course is the role of institutions in the flow of funds in the economy. The banking sector, from the Federal Reserve to local retail banks, will be thoroughly examined. The development and regulatory issues of financial markets will be discussed. The course will include the theoretical underpinnings of financial markets as well as practical issues relating to money. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and 202 

    FINA 446 Personal Finance (3 crs)

    The focus of this course is the management of an individual's money. Topics will include saving, investing, cash management, and credit. Discussion will focus on decision making and the acquisition of relevant information. Prerequisite: Junior Standing. 

    FINA 490 Senior Seminar in Finance (3 crs.)

    This course provides the opportunity for advanced study of topics in finance; offerings to be announced prior to registration. Will satisfy elective requirement in Finance Concentration program. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 

    FINA 491/H Research Methods in Finance/Honors (3 crs.)

    The focus of this course is the planning and execution of a research project, including the collection, analysis and interpretation of data on a topic in Finance. A completed research report is required. Prerequisite: Senior standing. 

    FINA 498 Independent Study in Finance (3 crs.)

    The hours for this course are by arrangement with designated or individual faculty. Under the guidance of the faculty member, students conduct an intensive investigation of a topic within the field of finance. A written proposal is required for approval. Projects typically include library research, interviews with operating and/or staff managers, and other requirements appropriate to the topic. One of the products of this project is a report. Prerequisites: BUAD 302 and consent of instructor. 


    MKTG 308 Principles of Marketing (3 crs.)

    The focus is on introducing the nature and fundamentals of marketing activities in the modern industrial economy. This course deals with the analysis of the socio-economic and psychological factors, influencing consumer behavior, market measurement and forecasting methods, development of marketing programs in the areas of product-line, price, promotion and channels of distribution, procedures for planning and controlling marketing operations and the legal aspects of marketing. Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, ACCT 202 and Junior standing. (Fashion Merchandising Majors only. ECON 202 and permission of the respective Department Chairs). 

    MKTG 310 Marketing Management (3 crs.)

    This course emphasizes the managerial aspects of marketing and distribution problems. The course specifically deals with the factors affecting consumer demand, methods of satisfying it, the structure of the market, marketing methods, and the problems of various agencies, competitive practices, and management of the selling activities of a business, including distribution policies, pricing, and organizing and planning of market operations. Prerequisite: MKTG 308. 

    MKTG 312 Sales Management (3 crs.)

    The course involves a study of the techniques and policies in the administration of the sales organization with respect to the market strategies. Managerial functions, such as selecting, training, compensating, and supervising field sales personnel, are also dealt with. The course also includes planning, implementing, and coordinating the sales program with the total marketing effort of the firm. Prerequisite: MKTG 308. 

    MKTG 314 Retail Management (3 crs.)

    The course involves a study of retailing as a marketing institution from the standpoint of management. Topics covered include the store location, layout and facilities, policy formulation in the areas of buying, merchandising, pricing, inventory planning and controlling, sales promotion, customer service, and general management problems. Prerequisite: MKTG 308. 

    MKTG 315 E-Commerce (3 crs.)

    This course is designed to familiarize students with the emergence and importance of electronic commerce. The course examines the exchange of business information, products, services and payments over the Internet and World Wide Web. Students will understand the field of electronic commerce and its basic vocabulary, as well as learn the skills to develop electronic commerce applications (on the web). Prerequisite: MKTG 308. 

    MKTG 401 Advertising Management (3 crs.)

    Emphasis is on an analysis of advertising problems from the points of view of the general administrator and marketing manager. The major topics covered are determining the role of advertising in an organization's total set of strategies, coordinating and integrating advertising with the total marketing effort, developing of appropriate copy, media selection, client-agency relationships, and available techniques to measure the effectiveness of advertising expenditures. Prerequisite: MKTG 308 

    MKTG 404 Consumer Behavior and Theory (3 crs.)

    This course examines motivation, cognition, and learning of preferences and tastes from the interdisciplinary perspective of the social sciences. Dynamics of consumer demand and behavior are emphasized. Prerequisite: MKTG 308. 

    MKTG 406 Purchasing Management (3 crs.)

    The course involves a study of the problems in industrial, institutional, and government purchasing, such as the purchasing of raw material, supplies, and equipment. Procedures for procurement, value analysis, quality control, and inventory control are covered. Factors in determining suitability of product, preparation of specifications, and legal aspects are also dealt with. Prerequisite: MKTG 308. 

    MKTG 409 Marketing Research (3 crs.)

    The focus is on the process of acquiring, classifying and interpreting primary and secondary marketing data at the macro and micro level needed for profitable marketing decisions. Skills in evaluating the appropriateness of inductive, deductive, survey, observational, and experimental methodologies are developed. Recent developments in the systematic recording and use of internal and external data needed for marketing decisions are evaluated. The course focuses on integrating problem formulation, research design, questionnaire construction, sampling, data collection and data analysis to yield valuable marketing information. The course also examines the proper use of statistical applications such as time series analysis as well as qualitative methods, with an emphasis on the interpretation and use of results. Prerequisite: MKTG 308 

    MKTG 421 International Marketing (3 crs.)

    The focus is on company survival and growth in developed and emerging markets. This course examines the challenge of entering and operating effectively in foreign markets. Decisions must be made regarding international marketing objectives, strategies and policies, foreign market selection and entry, adaptation and customization of products, distribution channel design and communication programs to fit each foreign market. International marketing organization, international marketing research, planning and control are discussed. Student projects will explore and demonstrate understanding of cultural and language issues through readings, case discussion, class presentations and a term project. Techniques for communicating and marketing products and services in a specific country that accommodate cultural differences are emphasized. Prerequisite: MKTG 308. 

    MKTG 498 Independent Study in Marketing (3 crs.)

    The hours for this course are by arrangement with designated or individual faculty. Under the guidance of the faculty member, students conduct an intensive investigation of a topic within the field of marketing. A written proposal is required for approval. Projects typically include library research, interviews with operating and/or staff managers, and other requirements appropriate to the topic. One of the products of this project is a report. Prerequisites: BUAD 302 and consent of instructor.