Business

BUS 6011: Business Systems I (3)

Offerings

Introduction to business systems. Topics include: business as a system, frameworks for business analysis, organizational behavior, and accounting.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6012: Business Systems II (7)

Offerings

Reinforces ideas addressed previously and explores key conceptual frameworks from the business disciplines used in conducting a situation analysis. Topics include: macroeconomic factors, socio-cultural and demographic factors, legal environment, natural environment, technological environment, information systems, business models and production systems, customer markets and behavior, value-chain partners, competitor assessment, analysis of an organization's abilities and financial and social performance.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6013: Business Systems III (9)

Offerings

Reinforces ideas addressed previously and explores key conceptual frameworks from the business disciplines used in the business planning and design process. Topics include: economics, marketing, operations, accounting, finance, information systems, and legal environment.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6014: Business Systems IV (3)

Offerings

Reinforces ideas addressed previously and explores key conceptual frameworks from the business disciplines used in managing on-going operations. Topics include: economics, marketing, operations, accounting, finance, information systems, legal environment, and statistics.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6015: Business Systems V (2)

Offerings

Reinforces ideas addressed previously and explores key conceptual frameworks from the business disciplines used in evaluating and improving a business. Topics include: economics, marketing, operations, accounting, finance, information systems, legal environment, and statistics.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6021: Responsible Business I (1)

Offerings

Introduces a Christian understanding of business' role in the world-to participate in bringing shalom into the world, to help enable people to flourish in God's world; work; sustainability; stewardship; responsible management; business ethics; and, the school's vision for "another way of doing business." Topics include: principles of responsible management; stewardship-oriented model of business; business ethics; sustainability; responsibilities of business professionals; biblical and theological perspectives.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6022: Responsible Business II (2)

Offerings

Reinforces ideas addressed previously and continues the development of a Christian understanding of business; responsible management; and business ethics. Topics include: principles of responsible management; stewardship-oriented model of business; business ethics; sustainability; responsibilities of business professionals; as well as biblical and theological perspectives.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6023: Responsible Business III (2)

Offerings

Reinforces ideas addressed previously and continues the development of a Christian understanding of serving customers, employees and value-chain partners, and the community; responsible management; business ethics and sustainability. Topics include: principles of responsible management; stewardship-oriented model of business; business ethics; sustainability; responsibilities of business professionals; as well as biblical and theological perspectives.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6024: Responsible Business IV (1)

Offerings

Reinforces ideas addressed previously and continues the development of a Christian understanding of serving customers, employees and value-chain partners, and the community; responsible management; business ethics and sustainability. Topics include: principles of responsible management; stewardship-oriented model of business; business ethics; sustainability; responsibilities of business professionals; as well as biblical and theological perspectives.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6025: Responsible Business V (1)

Offerings

Reinforces ideas addressed previously and continues the development of a Christian understanding of serving customers, employees and value-chain partners, and the community; responsible management; business ethics and sustainability. Topics include: principles of responsible management; stewardship-oriented model of business; business ethics; sustainability; responsibilities of business professionals; as well as biblical and theological perspectives.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6031: Professional Effectiveness I (4)

Offerings

Introduces competencies and skills necessary for effectiveness as business professionals. Topics include: leadership, group dynamics, teamwork, written and oral communication, the art of listening, taking initiative, acting ethically, servant leadership, business research methods, and statistics.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6032: Professional Effectiveness II (3)

Offerings

Reinforces ideas addressed previously and continues the development of competencies and skills necessary for effectiveness as business professionals. Topics include: leadership, group dynamics, teamwork, written and oral communication, the art of listening, taking initiative, acting ethically, servant leadership, and business research methods.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6033: Professional Effectiveness III (1)

Offerings

Reinforces ideas addressed previously and continues the development of competencies and skills necessary for effectiveness as business professionals. Topics include: leadership, group dynamics, teamwork, written and oral communication, persuasion and personal selling, the art of listening, taking iniative, acting ethically, servant leadership, and business research methods.

Restrictions: Management Majors only.

BUS 6110: Macroeconomics for Managers (3)

Offerings

Analyzes aggregate demand, national income, employment and price level, and describes fiscal and monetary policy. Particular emphasis is given to the application of macroeconomic theory to the analysis and forecasting of economic trends and cycles, business condition analysis and strategic planning in the firm. Examines current economic conditions and economic systems. Considers Christian understandings of money, wealth, economic justice, and human well-being.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6120: Managerial Finance (3)

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Develops a working knowledge of basic corporate financial concepts and tools, organized around four key functional areas of the financial manager: valuation decisions, financial planning, asset structure decisions and ownership structure decisions.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6132: D or better

BUS 6130: Financial Accounting (3)

Offerings

Covers the principles, concepts and procedures underlying the preparation and interpretation of financial statements.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6132: Managerial Accounting (3)

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Develops understanding of the analysis and evaluation of accounting information for the management planning, decision-making and control process.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6130: D or better

BUS 6140: Legal Environment of Business (3)

Offerings

Studies the legal environment in which businesses operate. Includes topics such as corporate law, partnership law, agency law, federal regulation of business (e.g., anti-trust and consumer protection), and business torts and crimes.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6150: Managerial Marketing (3)

Offerings

Explores the role of marketing in the economy and examines marketing concepts and their application in domestic, global marketing and e-business contexts. Students apply learning to cases and by preparing marketing plans.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6164: Operations Management (3)

Offerings

Presents a systems-based orientation to production/operations processes and process improvement. Uses an application approach to developing understanding, analysis, and revision of operations activities. Applies project management and other analytical tools relevant to production/operations processes.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6170: Information Systems Management (3)

Offerings

Introduces the basic framework and key concepts of information systems. Primary focus is on the strategies and programs needed to manage information as a strategic resource. Explores management and effects of information technology and the Internet on business in an environment of technological and organizational change. Reviews information technology skills needed by managers.

Equivalents: ISM 6211 Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6171: Statistics for Business Decisions (3)

Offerings

Examines the basic tools and concepts of descriptive statistics and statistical inference including probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, and regression analysis.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6172: Human Resources Information Systems (3)

Offerings

Introduces the basic framework and key concepts of information systems for human resources managers. Primary focus is on the strategies and programs needed to manage HR information as a strategic resource for decision-making. Explores management and effects of information technology on HR in an environment of technological and organizational change. Reviews HRIS/HRIT skills and programs used in the profession.

Restrictions: HR Management, Industrial/Organizational Psy, Management Majors only.

BUS 6201: Christian Values, Ethics and the Marketplace (3)

Offerings

Surveys basic biblical and Christian concepts of morality with application to issues of the business community. Analyzes the elements of moral development and ethical decision making and their application to representative moral dilemmas. Must be completed as one of the first five courses in the program.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6202: Ethics: Managing for Integrity, Responsibility and the Common Good (3)

Offerings

Covers ethical reasoning as it applies to business situations. Specific topics include corporate social responsibility, affirmative action, dispute resolution, consumer protection, employee rights, advertising ethics, and economic justice and issues arising from the use of information technology. Must be completed as one of the first five courses in the program.

Restrictions: Graduate only. MA - Management, MS - Information Systems, MS-Data Analytics in Business, Masters of Business Admin only. Prerequisites: BUS 6201: D or better

BUS 6210: Managerial Economics (3)

Offerings

Integrates and applies principles of economics and statistics that are important to managerial decision making and policy planning. Topics include demand and cost analysis, profit maximization and production decisions, industry structures and competitive behavior, pricing strategies, and government intervention in the marketplace and the effects of information technology. Employs marginal analysis and regression analysis.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6110: D or better AND BUS 6171: D or better

BUS 6220: Financial Analysis (3)

Offerings

Provides experience in applying concepts and tools of financial analysis to evaluate financial performance and value investment opportunities.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6120: D or better

BUS 6250: Marketing Analysis (3)

Offerings

Develops strategic marketing decision making skills and includes application of tools for evaluating market opportunities and marketing performance and the use of information technology in marketing. Addresses various marketing contexts, including e-business.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6120: D or better AND BUS 6150: D or better AND BUS 6210: D or better AND BUS 6260: D or better

BUS 6260: Managerial Communication (3)

Offerings

Develops oral and written communication skills needed by managers. Applies the theoretical base for the effective structuring, transmission and reception of various forms of messages to various communication situations including basic negotiations. Must be completed as one of the first five courses in the program.

Restrictions: Graduate only. MA - Management, MS - Information Systems, MS-Data Analytics in Business, Masters of Business Admin only.

BUS 6266: Leadership in Organizations (3)

Offerings

Develops leadership skills needed for effectiveness in organizations. Introduces theory and research directed at the problems of understanding, predicting and influencing individual and group behavior in the context of a diverse workforce. Covers effectiveness in leading and stewarding the human capital in organizations. Includes topics such as leadership, motivation and behavioral change, decision making, strategic vision, group dynamics, team building, communication processes, power, conflict and stress management. Integrates self-assessment of leadership skills.

Restrictions: Graduate only. MA - Management, MS - Information Systems, MS-Data Analytics in Business, Masters of Business Admin only.

BUS 6271: Enterprise Analysis and Integration (3)

Offerings

Explores enterprise systems which integrate and adapt changing technology into the business environment-with effective internal responsiveness and external global reach. Addresses the need for a new kind of cooperation between business leaders and technical experts to enable business to compete in new ways on a global scale.

Equivalents: ISM 6213 Prerequisites: BUS 6130: D or better AND BUS 6164: D or better AND (BUS 6170: D or better OR ISM 6211: D or better) AND BUS 6260: D or better AND BUS 6266: D or better

BUS 6280: Global Political Economics (3)

Offerings

Develops perspectives on international economic relations, comparative national systems and the global economy useful to formulating international business strategy. Includes topics such as international trade and finance, major types of national political economies, multinational corporate structures and strategies, development processes and implications for business practices. Addresses the implications of the Internet on international business.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6110: D or better

BUS 6299: Business Strategy (3)

Offerings

Develops students' ability to make strategic decisions. Gives experience in analyzing and solving complex strategic business issues. Topics include internal and external analysis, competitive dynamics, vertical integration, and strategic alliances.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6202: D or better AND BUS 6220: D or better AND BUS 6250: D or better AND (BUS 6271: D or better OR ISM 6213: D or better) AND BUS 6280: D or better

BUS 6300: Human Resource Management (3)

Offerings

Introduces students to principles of effective management of human capital in organizations. Examines theory, research and practice in the areas of strategic human resource planning, job analysis, recruiting and selection, training and development, performance management, compensation and benefits, as well as government regulation relating to these practices. This course is taught from a general management perspective.

Restrictions: Graduate only. MA - Management, MS - Information Systems, MS-Data Analytics in Business, Masters of Business Admin only.

BUS 6301: Labor and Employee Relations (3)

Offerings

Survey course designed to help students understand American labor history, why employees join labor unions, the basics of collective bargaining, media relations, grievance handling, unfair labor practices, and negotiating techniques and strategies.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6300: D or better

BUS 6302: Performance Management (3)

Offerings

Addresses ways to improve employee performance through the development and implementation of strategic performance management systems. Covers the various kinds of systems used by organizations to evaluate and reward employee performance appraisal. Topics include goal setting, coaching, giving feedback and employee discipline.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6303: Total Reward Systems (3)

Offerings

Overview of employee compensation and benefit systems. Includes non-monetary and monetary rewards, insurance and retirement plans, profit-sharing, pay administration, pay-base determination, market surveys, comparable worth and pay incentives.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6305: Managing Cultural Diversity (3)

Offerings

Builds awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity in the workforce. Examines strategies for encouraging, accommodating and utilizing diversity as a competitive advantage domestically and globally. Introduces a model of change processes and applies it to diversity issues.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6308: Legal Environment for Human Resources Management (3)

Offerings

Studies the legal environment for human resource management. Addresses various employment related laws and regulatory issues related to HR including discrimination law, labor law, worker health and safety, employee rights, employee privacy, harassment, compensation, benefits, pensions, foreign workers.

Restrictions: HR Management, Industrial/Organizational Psy, Management Majors only.

BUS 6312: Business and Stewardship for Global Sustainability (3)

Offerings

Explores the role of business and business strategies for addressing global economic, social, and environmental sustainability. Informed by Christian theological understandings of creation care, stewardship, justice, human well-being and restoration. Topics include environmental management, clean technologies, social performance, and globalization.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6110: D or better AND BUS 6130: D or better AND BUS 6150: D or better AND BUS 6164: D or better AND BUS 6201: D or better

BUS 6313: Business as Community of Work (3)

Offerings

Explores the role of business and sustainable business strategies for providing meaningful and creative work. Informed by Christian theological understandings of work, vocation, Sabbath, community, and restoration. Topics include work as vocation, job and organizational design, organizational culture, managing employees, and strategies for community formation in organizations.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6164: D or better AND BUS 6201: D or better

BUS 6314: Business and Global Poverty (3)

Offerings

Explores the role of business and sustainable business strategies for addressing global poverty. Informed by Christian theological understandings of justice, community and economic development, wealth and poverty, human well-being and restoration. Topics include microfinance, microenterprise and community development, social enterprise and other sustainable business models for creating economic and social value and alleviating poverty.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6110: D or better AND BUS 6130: D or better AND BUS 6150: D or better AND BUS 6164: D or better AND BUS 6201: D or better

BUS 6320: Investments and Portfolio Management (3)

Offerings

Studies securities markets and the processes of risk analysis, valuing securities, selecting investments, and portfolio construction and management.

Restrictions: Graduate students only. Prerequisites: BUS 6120: D or better

BUS 6321: Futures, Options and Risk Management (3)

Offerings

Studies futures and options markets, pricing, and their use in asset allocation, hedging and risk management.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6320: D or better

BUS 6322: Advanced Problems in Finance (3)

Offerings

Examines corporate cost of capital and company valuation methods through case studies and presentation of a company valuation project using public databases.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6220: D or better

BUS 6323: International Finance (3)

Offerings

Studies the principles of finance in the international context, including the monetary system, financing of international trade, balance of payments, exchange rates and exchange risk, foreign security markets, international sources of capital, and analysis of foreign investments.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6220: D or better AND BUS 6280: D or better

BUS 6351: Marketing Analytics (3)

Offerings

Explores analytic tools for marketing decision-making.

Prerequisites: BUS 6150: D or better AND BUS 6171: D or better

BUS 6360: Innovation and Change Management (3)

Offerings

Explores strategies and practices for effectively leading innovation and change in organizations. Topics include new technologies; sources of innovation; innovation and change processes in organizations; developing organization structures, processes and cultures that foster creativity and innovation; transformational leadership; and the management of change, especially in turbulent industry and economic environments.

Restrictions: Graduate only. MA - Management, MS - Information Systems, MS-Data Analytics in Business, Masters of Business Admin only.

BUS 6361: Advanced Negotiations (3)

Offerings

Study of principled negotiating skills with the goal of preparing managers to participate constructively in organizational politics, to develop personal values and to influence others in ways consistent with Christian ethics.

Restrictions: Graduate only. MA - Management, MS - Information Systems, MS-Data Analytics in Business, Masters of Business Admin only.

BUS 6365: The High Technology Enterprise (3)

Offerings

Addresses the administrative and strategic issues specific to high-tech companies.

Restrictions: Graduate only. MA - Management, MS - Information Systems, MS-Data Analytics in Business, Masters of Business Admin only.

BUS 6367: Project Management (3)

Offerings

Management (evaluating, planning and scheduling) of complex projects. Topics include leadership of project teams, work breakdowns, planning models (PERT/CPM) and project management software, resource management, time-cost trade-offs, and managing project crises. Students will work in teams to develop a complete project plan.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6164: D or better

BUS 6381: Pacific Rim Enterprise (3)

Offerings

Study of trading relations with and among Pacific Rim countries.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6280: D or better

BUS 6382: European Enterprise (3)

Offerings

Study of trading relations with and among European nations.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6280: D or better

BUS 6383: Emerging Economy Enterprise (3)

Offerings

Study of trading relations with and among emerging economies.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6280: D or better

BUS 6389: Issues in Global Enterprise Seminar (3)

Offerings

Explores issues faced by business leaders engaged in global enterprise in a seminar format that includes a research project conducted around a study abroad experience.

Restrictions: Management Majors only. Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6280: D or better

BUS 6390: Entrepreneurial Management (3)

Offerings

Examines the characteristics of the entrepreneurial personality. Students select venture opportunities (for-profit, non-profit, or social venture) and prepare and present business plans. Significant one-on-one interaction with instructor and mentors.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6120: D or better AND BUS 6150: D or better

BUS 6900: Independent Study (1-6)

Offerings

Provides the opportunity to study a topic of special interest under faculty supervision. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.

Restrictions: Graduate only.

BUS 6916: Managerial Issues Seminar (1-6)

Offerings

Discusses variable topics related to the effective management of organizations. The same topic cannot be taken for credit more than once. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Restrictions: Graduate only. MA - Management, MS - Information Systems, MS-Data Analytics in Business, Masters of Business Admin only.

BUS 6917: Spirituality in Management Seminar (1-3)

Offerings

Provides in-depth study of various issues related to the integration of Christian spirituality and management and the application of theological insights across business discipline areas. Topics vary from offering to offering. The same topic cannot be taken for credit more than once. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6201: D or better

BUS 6939: Management Consulting Practicum (1-6)

Offerings

Presents an application of academic scholarship to a "real life" enterprise case. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Restrictions: Management Majors are excluded. Graduate only.

BUS 6969: Practice of Business (1-6)

Offerings

Allows students to apply the tools and concepts learned in other disciplines to a major strategic project of his or her own design such as a new business venture, an acquisition, a corporate reorganization or similar undertaking. A proposal/learning contract, signed by the student and sponsoring faculty member, must be approved by the graduate program director. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Restrictions: Graduate only. Prerequisites: BUS 6220: D or better AND BUS 6250: D or better