Core Business Requirements

  

Lower Division Core Business Requirements 

An introduction to financial accounting, involving its basic structure, the accounting cycles for service and merchandising enterprises, assets, liabilities, and accounting systems. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ACC250-A
Browning, Julianna
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 124
ACC250-B
Browning, Julianna
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS
ACC250-A
Browning, Julianna
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 202
ACC250-C
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204

This course has an emphasis on managerial accounting involved with corporations, control accounting, and decision making. Prerequisite: ACC 250. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ACC251-C
Browning, Julianna
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 253
ACC251-B
Browning, Julianna
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 251
ACC251-D
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ACC251-A
Browning, Julianna
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 203

This course studies economic behavior at the individual level. Topics include decision-making processes of households and firms, supply and demand, elasticity, and marginal analysis. Market structure and public policy are examined to evaluate their impact on economic welfare and the allocation of scarce resources. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS217-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
03/04/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 123
BUS217-A
Aboelsad, Riham
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 124
BUS217-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 203
BUS217-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 123
BUS217-A
Aboelsad, Riham
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125
BUS217-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 125

This course offers a common sense approach to economics, covering basic economic laws and how they apply to our world and everyday life. The course focuses on the overall economy and economic theories that offer explanations for its fluctuations and changes. Also, the course is designed to give the student a sufficient grounding in the terminology, basic concepts, and issues of economics to stimulate interest in further study and provide background in business. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS218-A
Aboelsad, Riham
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111
BUS218-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A112
BUS218-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 202
BUS218-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 203
BUS218-A
Aboelsad, Riham
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 125
BUS218-B
Wendee, Paul Michael
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 125

In this course students learn to identify and apply effective management and leadership behaviors based on principles found in the Bible. This course will equip each student with skills in making biblically-informed choices in realistic business scenarios. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS237-B
Winter, Natalie A
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall 124
BUS237-A
Winter, Natalie A
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124
BUS237-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 109
BUS237-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 125
BUS237-A
Winter, Natalie A
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
BUS237-B
Winter, Natalie A
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 124

This course develops essential math and computer skills necessary in today's market and business environment. Students will learn and practice the Microsoft Office suite application packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. They will build essential math skills that support upper division requirements and integrate with computer software applications. Students will take the examination and have the opportunity to earn the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel Analyst certification and digital badge. Additional course fee. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CIS270-F
Bainum, Pamela Diane
01/08/2024 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 209
CIS270-D
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/08/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 209
CIS270-C
Bainum, Pamela Diane
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 209
CIS270-E
Shields, Robert Corwin
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
CIS270-A
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/08/2024 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 209
CIS270-B
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209
CIS270-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 209
CIS270-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 209
CIS270-D
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 209
CIS270-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 209
CIS270-A
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/13/2025 M 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 209
CIS270-B
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 209
CIS270-C
Bainum, Pamela Diane
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 209
CIS270-D
Phillips, Timothy,, Jr
01/13/2025 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS 209
CIS270-E
Shields, Robert Corwin
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
CIS270-F
Bainum, Pamela Diane
01/13/2025 TTh 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS 209

An overview of personal financial management offers students power over financial resources, freedom to give generously, and insight for better citizenship. The course emphasizes concepts such as goal setting, budgeting, debt management, investing, major purchases, insurance, and retirement/estate planning. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN101-B
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 251
FIN101-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 251
FIN101-B
Harrison, Adele L.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS
FIN101-A
Harrison, Adele L.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 204

 

Upper Division Core Business Requirements 

This course provides an introduction to the principles of financial management. It includes an overview of financial management, financial analysis and control, capital investment decisions, raising funds and cost of capital, sources of long-term funds and cash management principles. Prerequisites: ACC 250 and CIS 270. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS303-B
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 251
BUS303-A
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 204
BUS303-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS
BUS303-A
Harrison, Adele L.
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 202

This course includes the assembling and presentation of statistical data, probability distributions, sampling techniques, and statistical analysis. A project with practical problem solving is required. Prerequisite: CIS 270, and MAT 115 or STA 144. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS315-B
Borden, Carnell
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Borden, Carnell
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L240
BUS315-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 209
BUS315-A
Borden, Carnell
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 209

This course teaches essential skills and techniques of communication strategy used in external and inter-organizational communication, interpersonal and group communication, and written and oral communication in business settings. It provides opportunities for students to apply these skills in correspondence, research, reports and presentations, and prepare them for effective job searches and productive careers in business, management and leadership. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS356-A
You, Karisa E.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 252
BUS356-B
You, Karisa E.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 253
BUS356-C
Simpson, Richard
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 250
BUS356-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
BUS356-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS
BUS356-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS
BUS356-A
You, Karisa E.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 209
BUS356-B
You, Karisa E.
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS
BUS356-C
You, Karisa E.
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS

This course covers the law of sales, employment, contracts, negotiable instruments, agency and partnerships, corporations, insurance, real and personal property, estates, and bankruptcy. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS358-C
Carter, David
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 106
BUS358-D
Carter, David
03/04/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 106
BUS358-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
BUS358-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS
BUS358-A
Carter, David
01/06/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS
BUS358-B
Carter, David
03/03/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS

This course is the study of management theories and the functional concepts of leadership, planning, and decision making. Special emphasis is placed on quality issues, globalism, diversity, ethics, productivity, motivation, skill development, and human resource management. An emphasis on integrating biblical principles and leadership will also be studied. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS463-A
Herrity, Andrew C.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 202
BUS463-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 250
BUS463-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
BUS463-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS
BUS463-A
Herrity, Andrew C.
01/13/2025 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
BUS463-B
Vanderslice, Gaynell
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS

A study of the marketing functions, channels of distribution, selling, advertising, distribution, and marketing management for both retail and industrial businesses. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MKT333-C
Assaf, Raef J
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 252
MKT333-A
Assaf, Raef J
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 204
MKT333-B
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS
MKT333-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM Yeager Center A110
MKT333-C
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 124

 

Finance Requirements

 

Upper Division Finance Requirements 

Covers the theory of tax accounting with practical applications to individuals, proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, and fiduciary organizations. Prerequisite: ACC 250. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ACC430-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS

Interpretation of finance principles from an international perspective. Topics include overview of the international monetary system, balance of payments, world financial markets and institutions. Additionally, management issues for multi-national firms are covered, including cost of capital, multinational cash management, and tax issues.Prerequisite: BUS 303. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS474-A
Willis, Sean
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 104

This class examines the dynamics of the two-person communication process. Students will study the development of self-concept, self-disclosure, perception, listening, and feedback as they affect the communication process. Non-verbal communication, attitudes, beliefs, and values will also be explored. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
COM308-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM James Complex 189
COM308-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
COM308-A
Boes, Cynthia D.
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

Students examine the role of regulators, depository institutions, insurance companies, and financial markets in the process of intermediation. Key concepts include interest rate determination, methods of security valuation, managing commercial banking, and risk management in financial institutions. Prerequisites: BUS 218 and 303. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN325-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 204

This course provides an overview of investment principles and practices with an emphasis on financial markets and pricing models. Topics covered include the securities markets, risk and return relationships, portfolio theory and the capital asset pricing model, debt securities, derivatives, and security analysis covering equity valuation. In addition, the student will participate in a real-time stock market stimulation throughout the course. Prerequisite: BUS 303. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN415-A
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM BUS 104

 

Upper Division Finance Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) units from the following:

The course incorporates "real world" negotiation cases, practical bargaining tactics, as well as personal and interpersonal negotiation skills development. Students will complete several negotiation self-awareness instruments and develop a negotiation skills strategy. This course emphasizes the stages of negotiation, bargaining, power structure, and cultural differences at the individual, team, and organizational levels. The course emphasizes the various functions of negotiation theory, conflict resolution, and best practices across multiple industries, such as business, law, education, engineering, psychology, entertainment, and public administration. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS457-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 W 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM BUS

The study of the unique issues faced by family owned and operated businesses. Theoretical foundations, differences between family and non-family firms, generational differences, succession, estate planning, family meetings, conflict management strategies, and boards of directors will be discussed. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS464-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
01/08/2024 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 203
BUS464-A
Alderson, Keanon J.
01/13/2025 MWF 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 202

Students will apply finance knowledge to collaboratively complete a designated project for an outside organization or practice portfolio management with the student-managed investment fund. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN489-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 W 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM BUS 253
FIN489-A
Harrison, Adele L.
09/03/2024 Th 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM BUS

A practiced application of finance principles in a business or campus setting under professional supervision. May be repeated for a maximum of six (6) units of credit. Prerequisite: Permission from the Dean of the School of Business. (1-3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN491-IN
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 - Instructor OFFC
FIN491-IN
Harrison, Adele L.
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC

An intermediate finance course reviewing the role of finance in the real estate marketplace. Course topics include; residential and commercial mortgages, interest rates, appraisal, underwriting, income property and investment analysis, risk, valuation, taxation, the secondary mortgage market, and REITS. Prerequisite: REM 301. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
REM436-A
Maas, Jeff
01/08/2024 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 250
REM436-A
Maas, Jeff
01/13/2025 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS

 

Concentrations

 

Students must complete all requirements in one of the following concentrations:

    • Corporate Accounting Finance
    • Financial Planning

 

Corporate Accounting Finance Concentration (18 units)

A comprehensive and in-depth coverage of accounting principles. The course is for accounting majors or students wanting a solid understanding of accounting. The accounting cycle steps are reviewed and more complex accounting problems are presented. Topics include cash, short-term investments, accounts receivable, inventories, liabilities, statement of cash flows, revenue recognition, and debt financing. Prerequisite: ACC 251. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ACC310-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS

This course covers budgeting, standard costs, analysis of variances, job order and process accounting, profit centers, capital budgeting, and managerial controls. Prerequisite: ACC 251. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ACC320-A
Kaminski, Ellen Elizabeth
01/08/2024 Th 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 103

This is an integrative study of senior management functions using advanced case analysis, focusing on general management and decision making. Topics include setting objectives; implementing, supporting, and controlling organization-wide policies; developing strategies to achieve objectives; setting standards for measuring performance; evaluating and reformulating policies in response to change; fulfilling leadership responsibilities. Prerequisites: BUS 303, BUS463 or ENT462, and MKT 333. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
BUS485-A
Winter, Natalie A
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 252
BUS485-B
Herrity, Andrew C.
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 202
BUS485-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS
BUS485-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS
BUS485-B
Herrity, Andrew C.
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS
BUS485-A
Winter, Natalie A
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 202

An overview of long-term financing topics intended to prepare the students for upper division courses covering additional finance areas. Course includes advanced components of corporate finance with an emphasis on the practices that shape the financial decision-making process. These include risk and return models, valuation of securities, capital budgeting, and capital structure decisions. Prerequisite: BUS 303. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN310-A
Willis, Sean
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 250

This course covers a more in-depth analysis of financial statements and the integration of financial forecasting based on interpreting financial data and performance. Students will evaluate investment alternatives and apply risk analysis to the valuation process from a decision-makers' perspective. Prerequisite: BUS 315, and either FIN 310 or ACC 311. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN405-A
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS

This course focuses on identifying risk factors and developing appropriate strategies to mitigate those factors. Specific topics of focus include credit, market, technological, and operational risk from a corporate perspective and insurance needs analysis for businesses. Overview of the role derivatives play in mitigating risk included. Prerequisite: FIN 325. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN430-A
Harrison, Adele L.
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 104

 


 

Financial Planning Concentration (18 units)

Course focuses on key components, legal requirements, and restrictions, related to effective retirement planning. Specific topics are types of retirement plans and the regulatory and tax considerations within retirement planning. Prerequisite: BUS 303. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN423-A
Willis, Roston T,, Jr
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 106

Course focuses on key components, legal requirements, and restrictions, related to effective estate planning. Specific topics are implementing gifts, trusts, and life insurance as means of transferring assets after death, and regulatory and tax considerations within estate planning. Pre- or Co- Requisite: FIN 423. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN428-A
Callahan, Ryan A.
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS

Course requires students to synthesize and apply elements of comprehensive financial planning within a biblical context. Students to perform all functions of the financial planning process and apply to the Certified Financial Planner (CFP} Board's Practice Standards. Prerequisites: FIN 350, 423 and 428. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
FIN485-A
Marsh, Christopher M.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 250

An introduction to the profession of personal selling and sales management. The choice of sales and sales management as a career will be discussed. Topics of interest include: Strategically planning each sales call within a larger account strategy, making the sales call, strengthening communications, responding helpfully to objections, obtaining commitment, and building partnerships. Sales force planning, organizing, management, territory development, selection, compensation, sales force effectiveness, and performance will also be analyzed and discussed. Prerequisite: MKT 333. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
MKT443-A
Willis, Sean
01/08/2024 MWF 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM BUS 125

This course is an introduction to the theoretical, behavioral, and physiological aspects of emotion and motivation in humans. The role of motivation and emotion across domains such as health, education and well-being will be considered, with attention to biological, psychological, and social influences. Prerequisite: PSY 213. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PSY458-A
Mauldin, Kristin N.
01/08/2024 MW 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center ONLN