Business Education

Teacher Education Degree Program

Secondary Education Emphasis: Business Education


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 1523 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3 hours 
This course provides a broad understanding of the business world and how it functions. It outlines the philosophy, objectives, and responsibilities of business in its relationship to its environment. The many aspects of business, such as management, organization, production, labor, accounting, data processing, marketing, finance, and ethics are covered.

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 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 3333 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3 hours 
This course is a survey of the marketing functions and role of marketing in the organization. Emphasis will be given to the factors that affect consumer behavior, the development and evaluation of an organization’s marketing strategies, and the fundamental marketing variables. Prerequisite: BUSN 1523 or permission of Program Director.

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.

ECON 2123 MACROECONOMICS 3 hours 
This is an introductory course in economic principles as they relate to national income, economic growth and development, economic fluctuations, monetary policy, and fiscal policy. This course also includes material on foreign trade, international economics, and balance of payments.

ECON 2223 MICROECONOMICS 3 hours 
This course provides a survey and analysis of the fields of production, supply and demand, and marginal analysis with the policies, practices, and operations of individual markets.

MGMT 3303 MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES 3 hours 
This course is a study of the eight aspects of managing organizations: planning, decision-making, organizing, staffing, communicating, motivating, leading, and controlling/evaluating with the presentation of principles for application to both not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Prerequisite: Junior Standing.

STAT 3003 STATISTICS 3 hours 
This is an introductory applied statistics course focusing on descriptive and inferential statistical methods. Topics include measures of central tendency and variability, the normal distribution, correlation, regression, and ANOVA. Prerequisite: MATH 1513, MATH 1523, MATH 1503 or permission of the instructor.