BUSD (Business) Course Descriptions

BUSD (Business) Course Descriptions

BUSD 701 Faith and Spirituality in Business
3 hours. This course enhances understanding of the relationship between Christian faith, spirituality and the study and teaching of business disciplines. Special focus on the integration of faith and learning, the relationship between religion and spirituality, vocation, and the application of theological and spiritual principles and practices in the workplace and classroom.

BUSD 702 Foundations of Management and Leadership
3 hours. This course prepares students to teach and research management and leadership. Participants will survey the historical and theoretical foundations of these related fields and identify emerging trends in management and leadership studies and practice.

BUSD 703 Foundations of Marketing
3 hours. This course provides students with a foundation in the concepts and theories of marketing and marketing management. Participants will study marketing theory, market analysis, marketing mix strategy, strategic marketing, and measuring market performance.

BUSD 704 Conceptual Foundations of Economics
3 hours. This course provides a conceptual framework for the study and teaching of economics through a critical review of historical and current research. Analysis of the underlying philosophies that motivate and guide resource allocation decisions in different political and social systems.

BUSD 705 Conceptual Foundations of Finance
3 hours. This course provides students with a conceptual framework for the study and teaching of finance through a critical review and analysis of historical and current research. Examination of philosophies that underlie profitability and corporate health.

BUSD 706 International Business
3 hours. This course encourages and facilitates the study of major issues facing today's international managers. Theoretical underpinnings of international business will be covered (including international trade, foreign direct investment, foreign exchange markets, and monetary systems) as well as the practical applications and issues of international management (including strategy, structure, financing, and human resource management).

BUSD 707 Ethics and Moral Decision-Making in Business
3 hours. This course examines historical and contemporary research and theory in business and organizational ethics. Special focus on moral reasoning and the application of ethical perspectives to contemporary business issues.

BUSD 710 Doctoral Research and Writing I
2 hours. This course is designed to orient students to the basics of research design, research methods, and scholarly writing. Course activities will include exercises in selecting research topics and designs and in writing using APA style. Participants will review and critique the research of others. Includes a residency period.

BUSD 711 Doctoral Research and Writing II
1 hours. Students interact on line to complete work begun in BUSD 710 and submit a final project.

BUSD 712 Research Methods
3 hours. This course introduces and examines major research methods, both quantitative and qualitative. Students will determine which method is most appropriate when investigating research questions, and be able to apply research methods to address various inquiries as a scholar and practitioner.

BUSD 713 Research Design
3 hours. This course prepares students for the doctoral dissertation process. Participants will develop, design, and present a pre-proposal for feedback and evaluation.

BUSD 721 Effective Teaching in Higher Education
3 hours. This course analyzes and investigates current research in effective instructional methods and adult development as related to teaching in the college and university classroom.

BUSD 722 Critical Issues in Higher Education
3 hours. This course examines contemporary trends and issues in American higher education designed to orient students to issues, ideas, and literature that constitute the study of higher education, with emphasis on underlying social and political issues that shape higher education and organizational change.

BUSD 723 Business Teaching Practicum
3 hours. Teaching/training experience supervised by a faculty member and on site supervisor. Can be completed at the student’s workplace and taken over more than one semester. Must have permission of course coordinator.

BUSD 730 Organizational Theory and Behavior I
2 hours. This course surveys major theoretical perspectives required for understanding, researching, and developing organizations. Topics will include classical management theories, human relations and human resources approaches, systems perspectives, critical theories, and organizational culture studies. Emphasis placed on understanding theories for the purpose of improving the design, culture, and effectiveness of modern organizations. Includes a residency period.

BUSD 731 Organizational Theory and Behavior II
1 hours. Students interact on line to complete work begun in BUSD 730 and submit a final project.

BUSD 732 Human Resource Development
3 hours. This course focuses on aspects of human resources, human resource management, strategic human resource management, and specifically human resource development. Activities relating to these functions, including training and developing, organizational change, performance management, and organizational learning, will be researched and studied. Further, the implications of human resource development, such as leader/follower dyadic relationships, motivation, and variances in localization and globalization as they relate to high performance organizations, will also be investigated.

BUSD 733 Strategic Management I
2 hours. This course examines the theoretical foundations and major components of the strategic planning process in contemporary business and nonprofit organizations, including, for example, development of a strategic plan, mission statements, change management, and stakeholder analysis. Includes a residency period.

BUSD 734 Strategic Management II
1 hours. Students interact on line to complete work begun in BUSD 733 and submit a final project.

BUSD 740 Research Design in Marketing I
2 hours. This course examines research tools and techniques common in marketing, building on prior coursework in research methods. Students will study experimental design, qualitative techniques, and survey research methodology specific to the marketing context. The course will involve the design of a marketing research study and the critique of others’ marketing research. Includes a residency period.

BUSD 741 Research Design in Marketing II
1 hours. Students work on line to complete work begun in BUSD 740 and submit a final project.

BUSD 743 Advanced Topics in Marketing
3 hours. This course explores current topics in marketing, and topics of special interest, that may include marketing for non-profits, cause marketing, social marketing, and the marketing of services. Students will select, research, and present a marketing topic of interest. Marketing faculty will present and discuss topics in their respective areas of expertise.

BUSD 746 Seminar in Consumer Behavior I
2 hours. This course introduces students to behavioral science approaches to the study of consumers and firms, approaches derived from marketing, psychology, sociology, and social psychology. Consumer behavior topics include motivation and information processing, memory processes, attitude formation and change, consumer decision-making, and the influence of culture on consumption.

BUSD 747 Seminar in Consumer Behavior II
1 hours. Students interact on line to complete work begun in BUSD 746 and submit a final project.

BUSD 795 Special Study in Business
1 - 3 hours.Individual research and plans of study completed under the supervision of a School of Business faculty member. Permission required from the professor and program director. Pass/No Pass.

BUSD 801 Doctoral Dissertation I
1 hour. An extended examination and analysis of a significant research question in the student’s area of concentration. The dissertation includes an introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion, and conclusion with recommendations. School of Business faculty must approve all dissertation proposals. Includes an oral defense before the student’s faculty dissertation committee.

BUSD 802 Doctoral Dissertation II
1 hour. An extended examination and analysis of a significant research question in the student’s area of concentration. The dissertation includes an introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion, and conclusion with recommendations. School of Business faculty must approve all dissertation proposals. Includes an oral defense before the student’s faculty dissertation committee.

BUSD 803 Doctoral Dissertation III
1 hour. An extended examination and analysis of a significant research question in the student’s area of concentration. The dissertation includes an introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion, and conclusion with recommendations. School of Business faculty must approve all dissertation proposals. Includes an oral defense before the student’s faculty dissertation committee.

BUSD 804 Doctoral Dissertation IV
1 hour. An extended examination and analysis of a significant research question in the student’s area of concentration. The dissertation includes an introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion, and conclusion with recommendations. School of Business faculty must approve all dissertation proposals. Includes an oral defense before the student’s faculty dissertation committee.

BUSD 805 Doctoral Dissertation V
1 hour. An extended examination and analysis of a significant research question in the student’s area of concentration. The dissertation includes an introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion, and conclusion with recommendations. School of Business faculty must approve all dissertation proposals. Includes an oral defense before the student’s faculty dissertation committee.

BUSD 806 Doctoral Dissertation VI
1 hour. An extended examination and analysis of a significant research question in the student’s area of concentration. The dissertation includes an introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion, and conclusion with recommendations. School of Business faculty must approve all dissertation proposals. Includes an oral defense before the student’s faculty dissertation committee.

BUSD 807 Doctoral Dissertation VII
1 hour. An extended examination and analysis of a significant research question in the student’s area of concentration. The dissertation includes an introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion, and conclusion with recommendations. School of Business faculty must approve all dissertation proposals. Includes an oral defense before the student’s faculty dissertation committee.

BUSD 808 Doctoral Dissertation VIII
1 hour. An extended examination and analysis of a significant research question in the student’s area of concentration. The dissertation includes an introduction, literature review, methodology, discussion, and conclusion with recommendations. School of Business faculty must approve all dissertation proposals. Includes an oral defense before the student’s faculty dissertation committee. Additional course fee required.

BUSD 815 Doctoral Dissertation Continuation
1 hour. Designed as a continuing course for those who did not complete the doctoral dissertation in BUSD 801-808. Students are required to remain continuously enrolled through the dissertation process and register for a minimum of eight total hours of dissertation credit. Students who fail to complete their dissertations within the eight hours allotted will need to register for additional credit. Registration for this course is necessary to maintain continuous enrollment until the doctoral dissertation is complete.

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