Business Minor with International Emphasis

The aim of the Business minor with International Emphasis is to prepare students to think, work, and serve in a global marketplace. The student should be prepared to think critically in an international setting, utilize the legal process in business decision-making situations, and communicate Christian values and principles in business.

Required Courses:

  • Elementary Accounting I (ACCT 2523)
  • Elementary Accounting II (ACCT 2623)
  • Business Ethics (BUSN 3003)
  • Business Finance (BUSN 3103)
  • Intercultural Communication in the Global Workplace (BUSN 3313)
  • Business Law (BUSN 3323)
  • Business Communication (BUSN 3503)

Course Descriptions:

ACCT 2523 ELEMENTARY ACCOUNTING I 3 hours 
This course presents the basic principles of financial accounting. Emphasis is given to the preparation and use of income statements, balance sheets, and statements of funds flow for corporations. Also included in this course are the analysis and recording of financial transactions involving cash, inventories, fixed assets, bonds, and capital stock as well as closing, adjusting, and reversing entries for revenues and expenses. Prerequisite: MATH 1523 or permission of the instructor.

ACCT 2623 ELEMENTARY ACCOUNTING II 3 hours 
This course is an introduction to managerial accounting. It includes analysis of cost behavior and the use of this knowledge for both short and long term decisions. This course also introduces the student to budgeting and the accumulation of product costs for planning and performance evaluation. Specific subjects covered include cost-volume-profit analysis, capital budgeting, allocations, variances from standard costs, and the measurement of divisional performance. Prerequisite: ACCT 2523.

BUSN 3003 BUSINESS ETHICS 3 hours 
This course examines the ethical problems faced in business practice. The study focuses on relationships with employers, employees, customers, stockholders, suppliers, and society. Prerequisite: PHIL 1112 and BUSN 1523 or permission of instructor.

BUSN 3103 BUSINESS FINANCE 3 hours 
This course is an introduction to the basic principles and concepts of financial management. It includes time value of money concepts, working capital management, ratio analysis and forecasting, financial planning, security valuation, capital budgeting, and alternative financing sources. Prerequisite: ACCT 2523 or permission of instructor.

BUSN 3313 INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION IN THE GLOBAL WORKPLACE 3 hours 
This course examines methods necessary to effectively communicate in multinational companies and enterprises and to run successful businesses with international partners. Topics for discussion include reasons for Intercultural differences, group dynamics, culture and its impact on style of management and decision-making (cognitive styles), types of management models, intercultural communication in business and “globalization,” cross-cultural aspects of business etiquette, and intercultural communication in business and management. Prerequisite: BUSN 1523 or permission of the instructor.

BUSN 3323 BUSINESS LAW 3 hours 
This course is a study of the general principles of law as they apply to the business world. This course includes the law of contracts, agencies, torts, bailments, and employer-employee relationships. Prerequisite: POLS 1523 and BUSN 1523 or permission of instructor.

BUSN 3503 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION 3 hours 
This course is a study of business communication theory and techniques with emphasis on functional application of interpersonal skills, computer assisted presentations, oral presentations, letters, and reports. Prerequisite: COMM 1113 and BUSN 1523 or permission of Program Director.