Below are all of the courses you have to choose from in this academic major. Some are required while others are electives. Please view the course catalog to see what is required to earn a degree in this major.
Principles of Accounting I (SBU 100)
General introduction to accounting principles and bookkeeping methods; the theory of debit and credit; financial statements; working papers; adjusting and closing entries. Fall semester and ADP sessions 1 and 3. 3 credits.
Principles of Accounting II (SBU 101)
An examination of depreciation theory; liabilities; voucher system; payroll; partnership; corporation; consolidated statements; statement of cash flow. Prerequisite: SBU100. Spring semester and ADP sessions 2 and 4. 3 credits.
Principles of Management (SBU 180)
Process of management in both profit and non-profit organizations. Emphasis on major functions of management, with decision-making as integral part of each, including planning, organizing, leading, staffing and training, development, and marketing. Fall and spring semesters and ADP sessions 1, 2, 3, and 5. 3 credits.
Managerial Accounting (SBU 201)
Study of the use of accounting information in performing managerial functions including planning, controls, and cost/financial analysis. Prerequisite: SBU101. Fall and spring semesters and ADP sessions 3 and 5. 3 credits.
Intermediate Accounting I (SBU 202)
Comprehensive study of the concepts and standards of present day accounting. Examines the principles and theory for financial statement preparation and presentation with emphasis on the asset section of the balance sheet. Prerequisite: SBU101. Fall semester, evenings only. 3 credits.
Intermediate Accounting II (SBU 203)
Continuation of SBU202 emphasizing shareholders, creditors, and other parties. The principles and theoretical basis for the presentation of long-term investments; current, contingent, and long-term liabilities; corporate equity; leases; pensions; and related accounts. Also examines the cash flow statement. Prerequisite: SBU202. Spring semester, evenings only. 3 credits.
Principles of Finance (SBU 204)
Basic financial concepts and application; types of financial assets; local, state, and federal levels. Fall and spring semesters and ADP session 5. 3 credits.
Principles of Taxation (SBU 205)
An introduction to the Internal Revenue Code as it affects individuals and sole proprietorships. Designed to develop basic competence in tax research, terminology, and tax calculation. Fall semester. 3 credits.
Auditing (SBU 206)
Study of the procedures employed by certified public accountants and internal auditors in the examination of financial statements. Ethical, statistical, and theoretical aspects of auditing are examined in context of preparation of the auditor’s report. Prerequisite: SBU203. Fall semester. 3 credits.
Marketing (SBU 220)
Management problem-solving approaches of marketing. Basic marketing functions including product/service planning, distribution activities, location, logistics, promotion strategies, sales, e-commerce, advertising, and pricing techniques. Technological tools. Ethical ramifications. Cases and simulations supplement material. Fall semester and ADP session 1. 3 credits.
Advanced Accounting (SBU 301)
Study of business combinations; joint ventures and branches; consolidated financial statements; segment reporting; interim statements; financial reporting by multinational companies; bankruptcy and corporate reorganization. Prerequisite: SBU203. Fall semester. 3 credits.
Financial Statement Analysis (SBU 302)
Application of financial and accounting information. Topics include ratio analysis, financial projections, working capital management, capital budgeting, cost of capital, capital structure, planning and management, and dividend policy. Prerequisite: SBU203. Spring semester. 3 credits.
Corporate Finance (SBU 305)
Analysis of financial problems in the life cycle of the corporation, cash budgets, financing fixed and working capital requirements, capital budgeting, cost of capital, ratio analysis, and dividend policy. Writing Intensive course. Prerequisite: SBU204. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.
Business Law I (SBU 340)
An intensive analysis of contract, utilizing the case method of study. The study of agency and partnership, with emphasis on the essential contractual nature of these fields. Fall semester and ADP session 2. 3 credits.
Business Law II (SBU 342)
A continuation of SBU340, with emphasis on the case method of study. Administrative law, securities and corporate takeover, bankruptcy, antitrust, and regulations for different business entities are discussed. Prerequisite: SBU340. Spring semester. 3 credits.
Internship (SBU 430)
Students are expected to participate 12 to 15 hours per week at an approved internship site; a minimum of 120 hours for accounting majors and 240 hours for business majors. A concurrent, bi-weekly, on-campus seminar is also required which assists with the integration of theory, research, and practice. The seminar does not count toward the total hour requirement of the internship. Repeatable for credit. Permission required. Fall, spring, and summer. 3-6 credits.
Integrative Seminar (SBU 465)
Culminating experience for business administration majors. Study of small business development and the issues related to the basic elements of economics, finance, accounting, marketing, human resources, and the business plan. Students utilize analytical and delivery skills in formal team presentations. Fall, spring, and summer and ADP session 3. Seniors only. 3 credits.
Oral Communication (SCA 130)
Students develop informative, persuasive, and expressive speaking proficiencies. Practice in personal communication skills, writing for the ear, effective listening, oral reports, and the use of body language, visual aids, technologies, and occasions to motivate and enhance communication. Fall and spring semesters and ADP session 4. 3 credits.
Principles of Microeconomics (SEC 101)
Introduction to economic reasoning, terminology, and fundamental concepts. Emphasis on individual economic units, such as the household and the firm and how they affect and are affected by the various market structures existing in American capitalism. Basic algebra skills are recommended. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP sessions 1 and 4. 3 credits.
Principles of Macroeconomics (SEC 102)
Introduction to general equilibrium analyses, in particular, the policies that influence the level of aggregate output, unemployment, and price levels. International trade analysis. SEC101 strongly recommended as prerequisite. Basic algebra skills are recommended. Fall and spring semesters, and ADP sessions 2 and 5. 3 credits.
Math for Managerial Sciences (SMA 107)
Required for business administration and other specified majors. Topics include the analytic geometry of algebraic functions, exponential and logarithmic models, systems of linear equations, and linear programming. Satisfies the Mathematics requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Prerequisite knowledge: This course requires a working knowledge of intermediate algebra. Fall and spring semesters. 3 credits.
Applied Calculus-Business & Acct. (SMA 108)
Concepts and techniques of differential calculus, including polynomials, exponential functions, and logarithms. Concepts and techniques of integral calculus. Multivariate calculus. Applications to business. Prerequisite: SMA107. Spring semester, odd-numbered years. 4 credits.
Calculus 1 with Analytic Geometry (SMA 130)
Real numbers, sets, relations, and functions. The calculus of one variable. Satisfies the Mathematics requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Calculator required. Prerequisite: a working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry. Fall and spring semesters. 4 credits.
Calculus 2 (SMA 140)
Continuation of SMA130. The calculus of one variable with applications, parametric equations, polar coordinates, and infinite sequences and series. Prerequisite: SMA130. Fall semester. 4 credits.
Introductory Statistics (SSS 250)
Designed to develop quantitative literacy, enabling students to produce, understand, and communicate statistical information. Prepares students to conduct research. Explores descriptive and inferential statistics that include parametric (Z, t, F) and non-parametric (chi-square) probability distributions. Ability to make recommendations based upon interpretation of statistical software output is emphasized. Satisfies the Mathematics requirement of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Fall and spring semesters and ADP sessions 1, 3, and 4. 3 credits.