Courses in Business

BUSI 100 Contemporary Issues in Business and Entrepreneurship (CW, SB)

This introductory course covers issues, problems, and opportunities that local and international businesses and entrepreneurs face in the contemporary world. Topics include organization and management of businesses and not-for-profits, reading and interpreting financial statements, quantitative decision-making tools, biographies of companies and their founders, ethical issues, and interactions between businesses and other segments of society such as the government, legal, labor, financial, and not-for-profit segments.

BUSI 110 Personal Finance

This course covers critical thinking and quantitative skills in making decisions regarding personal financial issues. Specifically, the issues include money management, budgeting, payroll, taxes, student/auto/house loans and how interest rates work, consumer credit, insurance, retirement and estate planning, and general financial security. The course includes extensive spreadsheet modeling and data analysis.

BUSI 200, 210 Principles of Accounting I and II

A study of the generally accepted accounting principles and procedures of accumulating, measuring, and interpreting financial data of a business enterprise for use in financial reporting and in managerial decision-making.

BUSI 250 Principles of Statistics (QS)

A study of representations and interpretations of our contemporary world of data. Topics include descriptive statistics, graphical presentations, statistical estimation, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. Emphasis is placed on applications to business data.

BUSI 280 Global Business

An introductory study of political, cultural, and economic international business environments with an emphasis on applications of multinational financial management, investments, accounting, and business planning. Prerequisites: One course from ECON 100, ECON 200, or ECON 210, and one course from BUSI 100 or BUSI 200.

BUSI 290 International Marketing

This course examines the marketing function and the execution of successful marketing practices for both domestic and international markets. Using recent research and real world examples, the course provides the student with an understanding of basic marketing concepts, fundamental practices, marketing terminology, and related technologies in the field.

BUSI 300, 310 Intermediate Accounting I and II

A study of the conceptual framework of financial accounting and its implications in the measurement, analysis, recording, and reporting of information in financial statements. An emphasis is placed on revenue and expense recognition issues as well as asset and liability valuation concepts. Prerequisites: BUSI 200 and 210.

BUSI 320 Federal Tax Accounting (W2)

Federal Income Tax Law applicable to individuals and business enterprises with emphasis on tax determination and planning. Prerequisites: BUSI 200 and 210.

BUSI 330 Cost Accounting

A study of accounting systems and tools for product costing, organizational planning, control, and management decision making. Prerequisites: BUSI 200 and 210.

BUSI 340 The Law and Entrepreneurs

This course explores legal and practical issues related to entrepreneurs starting and owning a business, including topics such as: leaving a current job; organizing as a corporation, partnership or LLC; financing the business; relating with co-owners, other management and employees; buying or leasing business property; insurance issues; business contracts and collection issues; and e-commerce and current business topics. Enrollment is open to all majors.

BUSI 350 Business Law (W2)

Introduction to law, its relation to and effect on society, business, and the individual. It includes the study of contracts, agencies, personal property, law of sales, and commercial paper. This course may be taken for credit at the undergraduate or graduate level but not both.

BUSI 370 Auditing (W2)

Theory and procedures underlying auditors’ responsibilities in examining and reporting on financial statements of a business enterprise. Includes professional ethics, auditing standards, reports, internal control, and the selection, scope, and application of auditing procedures. Prerequisite: BUSI 300 or consent.

BUSI 390 Accounting Information Systems and
Database Management

A study of accounting information systems with practical experience of using computerized database management techniques to manipulate financial information efficiently and to communicate it effectively. An emphasis is placed on using computerized controls to ensure data integrity in relational database management systems. Prerequisites: BUSI 200 and 210 or consent. This course may be taken for credit at the undergraduate or graduate level but not both.

BUSI 410 Advanced Cost Accounting

A study of cost-benefit analyses and other management science techniques used in economic decision-making. Specific topics include management control systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, cost estimation and allocation, capital budgeting, and linear programming. Prerequisite: BUSI 330. This course may be taken for credit at the undergraduate or graduate level but not both.

BUSI 497 Corporate Strategy (W2)[SP]

Capstone course integrating the student’s previous study of economics and business. The course includes a study of the theory and application of corporate strategies. Company strategy and performance are evaluated through comprehensive case studies. Prerequisites: Senior standing and a declared major in the Department of Economics and Business.

BUSI 500 Taxation for Business Entities

Tax compliance and planning for corporations, partnerships, estates, and trusts. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent.

BUSI 510 Advanced Cost Accounting

A study of cost-benefit analyses and other management science techniques used in economic decision-making. Specific topics include management control systems, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, cost estimation and allocation, capital budgeting, and linear programming. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent. This course may be taken for credit at the undergraduate or graduate level but not both.

BUSI 520 Seminar in Advanced Accounting

A study of contemporary financial accounting theory and practice. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent.

BUSI 530 Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting

Accounting and reporting for governmental units and organizations established as not-for-profit organizations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent.

BUSI 540 Advanced Auditing

A study of advanced auditing topics such as statistical sampling, special-purpose reports, internal auditing, and forensic accounting. Current issues related to financial accounting and auditing are explored. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent.

BUSI 550 Business Law

Introduction to law, its relation to and effect on society, business, and the individual. It includes the study of contracts, agencies, personal property, law of sales, and commercial paper. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent. This course may be taken for credit at the undergraduate or graduate level but not both.

BUSI 590 Accounting Information Systems and Database Management

A study of accounting information systems with practical experience of using computerized database management techniques to manipulate financial information efficiently and to communicate it effectively. An emphasis is placed on using computerized controls to ensure data integrity in relational database management systems. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. This course may be taken for credit at the undergraduate or graduate level but not both.