Business Leadership Course Descriptions

Business Leadership Program (Professional Studies)

Course Descriptions

ACCT 2523 ELEMENTARY ACCOUNTING I  (3 hrs)

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.

ACCT 2623 ELEMENTARY ACCOUNTING II (3 hrs)

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 2213 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (3 hrs)

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 hrs)

This course examines the ethical problems faced in business practice. The study focuses on relationships with employers, employees, customers, stockholders, suppliers, and society. Prerequisite: BUSN 2213 or permission of instructor.

BUSN 3103 BUSINESS FINANCE (3 hrs)

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 hrs)

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 2213 or permission of instructor.

BUSN 3333 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (3 hrs)

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 2213 or permission of Program Director.

BUSN 3503 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (3 hrs)

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 2213 or permission of Program Director.

ECON 2223 MICROECONOMICS (3 hrs)

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.

LEAD 3823 CONCEPTS OF LEADERSHIP (3 hrs)

This course is a study of the concepts of leadership presented in the Scriptures with the goal of maximizing leadership potential.

LEAD 4003 SMALL GROUP LEADERSHIP (3 hrs)

This course is a study of the organization and function of small groups.  Emphasis will be given to the role of small groups in church ministry and business. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

MGMT 3003 GOALS, PRIORITIES, AND ATTITUDES (3 hrs)

This course includes setting goals, prioritizing those goals, and studying personal management skills and attitudes necessary to be successful in life pursuits.  It focuses on Christian principles that should be integrated into personal management. Student success skill development, including information literacy, is emphasized. Prerequisite: Junior standing and MGMT 3303 or permission of Program Director.

MGMT 3303 MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES  (3 hrs)

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 or BUSN 2213 or pass Business Proficiency Test.

MGMT 3403 MANAGING PEOPLE IN ORGANIZATIONS (3 hrs)

Organizational behavior is the composite of the values, behaviors, and attitudes of the organizational leadership, groups within the organization, and all individual behaviors.  Emphasis is on groups and individuals, how they interact with each other and the larger organizational culture. Prerequisites: Junior standing and MGMT 3303 or permission of Program Director.

MGMT 3503 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (3 hrs)

This course is an introduction to management of information processing for rational decision-making.  Topics include records management and other computer applications related to functional business areas.  Prerequisite: CSCI 2723

MGMT 4003 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3 hrs)

This course applies the concepts and theories of organizational behavior and human resources management.  It is designed to be an integrative/cross-functional experience. Prerequisite: MGMT 3303 or permission of Program Director.

MGMT 4203 ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (3 hrs)

This course is a study dealing with the effective management of small firms.  It includes determination of appropriate strategy as well as the activities of planning, starting, organizing, directing, and controlling a small business operation.  Offered on demand. Prerequisite: MGMT 3303.

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Contact the Director of Professional Studies
Michelle Coffman
Phone - 405-912-9058
Email - mcoffman@ru.edu