College Courses

 

Business

BU 100 Introduction to Business Management (3)

Introduces the functional areas of business and their integration for effective and efficient operation of organizations in a variety of contexts.

BU 201 Introduction to Marketing (3)

This introductory course is designed to give students a broad understanding of the marketing process including the characteristics and scope of marketing. The focus is on setting organizational marketing goals, assessing market opportunities, designing market strategies, anticipating and solving marketing problems, monitoring the implementation process, assessing the market needs, cost analysis, and adjusting the marketing plan.

BU 211 Financial Accounting I (3)

Study of accounting theory and application for sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations including the preparation of financial statements, specific aspects of accounting such as control over cash, accounts receivables, inventory plant assets, payroll, and liabilities.

BU 212 Managerial Accounting (3)

Study of internal accounting for managerial decision-making including cost-volume profit analysis, manufacturing cost planning and control, cost behavior, responsibility accounting, master budgeting, capital budgeting, quantitative analysis, financial statement analysis, and cash-flow statement.

Prerequisite(s): MATH 110 Financial Mathematics and BU 211 Financial Accounting

BU 214 Professional and Technical Writing (3)

Concentrated instruction and practice in technical and job related expository writing.

Cross-listed: COMM 214 Professional and Technical Writing

Note: Students with credit for BU/COMM 213 Business Communications may not take this course for credit

Prerequisite(s): One of ENG 100 Literature and Composition I or ENG 101 Literature and Composition II

BU 310 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3)

Examines the theory and praxis of establishing new business ventures and the on-going management of small businesses including venture and capital formation, finance, marketing and human resource management.

BU 320 Business Finance (3)

A study of the principles and methods of business finance that includes: assessing a business enterprise’s financial needs, acquiring the funds the enterprise requires, and allocating funds in the most profitable and economical way.

BU 330 Operations Management (3)

This course examines analytical tools, techniques, concepts and technology used to design, plan, control, and improve manufacturing from raw materials’ production to the output of finished products, and includes four fundamental parts of operations management: operations strategy, process design and management, product development and production systems, and effective supply chain management.

BU 350 Human Resource Management (3)

This course familiarizes students with the functions of human resource management throughout the entire organization. Topics include selection, personnel planning, training and development, compensation, and labour relations. Students are also involved in the communication aspects of business and human resource management. This includes class presentations, employment search techniques, and professional speaking.

BU 400 Senior Business Seminar (3)

This synthesis course provides the opportunity for students to come together for advanced study into specific business issues. Topics include further studies on the role of Christians in the business world, entrepreneurship, and business ethics. The course includes significant reading assignments and group discussions.

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (15 credit hours of BU credit hours or BU cognates credit hours) or permission of the instructor

BU 420 Strategic Management (3)

An examination of the skills and competencies necessary in order to develop and to implement a successful strategic vision. The course examines the issues underlying strategic thinking, strategy development, and the key components of successful strategic execution. As well, it stresses competitive analysis and advantage, the complexities of resource allocation, and the nature of moral and ethical managerial leadership, all while staying attentive to organizational culture and mission.

BU 450 Current Issues in Marketing (3)

This course will examine such issues as globalization, sustainability, out-sourcing, neuro-marketing, and other contemporary issues with a broader awareness of marketing, its foundations, ethical implications, and potential value creation impact.