Business (BUSN) Courses

Additional courses are listed under Accounting and Economics.

BUSN 110 Introduction to Business
3 hours. This introductory survey will examine the major functional areas of business and afford the student an opportunity to consider this major as a path to a career. Emphasis is given to contemporary business concepts, in particular, and examination of business as a field for stewardship.

BUSN 240 Statistics for Business and Economics
3 hours. Statistical procedures with applications in management and economics are covered. Emphasis is placed on the development of a basic knowledge of the statistical tools available for analysis of problems and decision making.
Prerequisite: high school algebra or equivalent.

BUSN 275 Field Experience
1-6 hours. Supervised experiences in businesses, nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

BUSN 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of students and faculty.

BUSN 290 Business Ethics
3 hours. This course is designed to prepare students to meet the ethical challenges facing employees in modern business and nonprofit organizations. The course will address moral issues at every organizational level – personal, interpersonal, group and systemwide. Topics will include identifying personal mission and values; developing character; faith in the workplace; ethical perspectives, moral reasoning, and decision-making formats; ethical organizational communication and influence; ethical group behavior and leadership; and the creation of ethical organizational climates.
Prerequisite: BUSN 110 Introduction to Business (may be taken concurrently).

BUSN 303 Personal Finance
3 hours. This course is designed to prepare students to think critically about their relationship with money, develop their own personal financial philosophy and implement practical application of personal financial management. Topics include relationship with money, biblical financial foundations, budgets, loans, spending, housing, insurance, investments and taxes.

BUSN 360 Business Law
3 hours. Covers the legal aspects of common business transactions. Includes the law of contracts, agency, negotiable instruments and other phases of private law.

BUSN 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline-specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

BUSN 475 Field Experience
1-6 hours. Supervised experiences in businesses, nonprofit organizations and public agencies.

BUSN 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. Occasional special courses chosen to fit the interests and needs of students and faculty.

BUSN 486 Strategic Management
3 hours. This is the study of administrative policy and strategy in organizations. Emphasis is placed on the integration and inter-relationships of functional business areas (accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management) for the purpose of developing an organizational-wide perspective. Students learn a model of strategy formulation and implementation and, through analyzing cases, apply this model to a variety of institutional settings.
Prerequisites: MGMT 260 Principles of Management, MKTG 260 Principles of Marketing, FINC 260 Business Finance, ACCT 272 Principles of Managerial Accounting II, and senior standing.

BUSN 491 Senior Capstone - Strategy and Planning
1 hour. Students will establish a foundation of the key principles of strategic thinking and management as they relate to the world of business. The course is highly integrative in nature, incorporating many of the integral components of marketing, accounting, finance, economics and management. In this course student teams will actually develop a business model, including a financial, marketing and economic plan.
Prerequisite: senior business or accounting major.

BUSN 492 Senior Capstone - Strategy and Implementation
2 hours. Students will operate the business they developed in BUSN 491. The integrative nature of the class will require them to use learning from their prior business courses within the context of operating their businesses. Focus will be on thinking strategically, managing change within the organizational culture, and developing communication and leadership skills.
Prerequisite: BUSN 491 Senior Capstone - Strategy and Planning.

BUSN 495 Special Study
1-3 hours. Independent study of subjects outside regular offerings of particular interest to business and economics majors. Regular reading reports and conferences are scheduled.
Prerequisite: upper-division business administration majors and by permission.

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