A major in business education is designed to prepare individuals to teach a variety of business subjects at the secondary school level or to pursue graduate work in business education. Students majoring in business education must also complete the requirements of the secondary education program. (See Education Department listing for requirements)
This major satisfies state teaching endorsement requirements in business.
|ACC 215 - Principles of Financial Accounting
(4 credits) This course covers the basic introduction to financial management and financial accounting, including an understanding of the concepts, principles and practices in these areas.
|ACC 216 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
(3 credits) This course covers the basic concepts, principles and practice in managerial accounting, including the use of accounting in management decision- making. Prerequisite: ACC215.
|BUS 200 - Principles of Marketing
(4 credits) This course introduces students to marketing terminology; defines the elements and activities necessary to create, communicate and deliver value through beneficial exchanges; and enables students to understand and replicate the marketing process at any entry level.
|BUS 321 - Business Law
(3 credits) This course is designed to acquaint students with the legal principles which, when followed, allow business transactions to run smoothly and with predictability. The topics include contracts, agency and property law, plus criminal law, torts, the Uniform Commercial Code, the litigation process and alternatives to litigation. Both business and non-business students can benefit from this basic course on Anglo-American law.
|BUS 400 - Entrepreneurship and New Venture Initiation
(4 credits) This course focuses on the principles of entrepreneurship and the process through which new ventures are designed, developed and implemented. It also includes student interaction with successful Christian entrepreneurs from a broad spectrum of businesses. Students will learn the theories of entrepreneurship, meet entrepreneurs who share their journey, and focus on "doing entrepreneurial activities" through crafting their own business plans. Prerequisite: junior class standing.
|BUS 401 - Consumer Behavior
(4 credits) This course explores the cultural, social, personal and psychological factors influencing buyer behavior; buying-decision processes and stages; and learning theory integrated with consumer beliefs and attitudes. Prerequisite: BUS200.
|ECO 213 - Principles of Microeconomics
(4 credits) Microeconomics deals with price determination and how the price system functions. Supply and demand, output, competition, monopoly, resource pricing, international trade and finance will be studied.
|ECO 214 - Principles of Macroeconomics
(4 credits) Macroeconomics concerns itself with economic aggregates such as inflation, unemployment, recessions, national debt, and international trades. Macroeconomic models will be introduced. These models will be used to understand the application of monetary and fiscal policy. Prerequisite: ECO213.
|CSC 102 - Business Computing
(2 credits) This course serves as an introduction to common business- oriented computer technologies and issues. Computer applications, misuse and the ethical use of computers in business are explored in detail. Current software applications are studied through laboratories, demonstrations and assignments. Students will learn advanced uses of application programs including spreadsheet processing and information processing with databases.
|CSC 110 - Advanced Spreadsheets
(1 credit) This class deals with advanced techniques for using spreadsheets. Topics
to be covered including writing conditional formulas, using built-in data analysis
tools, creating PivotTables and PivotCharts, exploring and importing data to
and from other applications, linking data between other applications, and
sharing Excel data on the World Wide Web. Basic computer programming concepts
and the role of data analysis tools in business will also be discussed.
|ENG 288 - Writing in the Professions
(2 credits) A study of professional writing. In a writing workshop setting, students will learn to adjust style, tone and content to accomplish a definite purpose with an identified audience. They will also learn strategies for creating texts that are clear, concise and accurate. The course is especially useful for those whose career goals require facility in written communication, such as those studying marketing, public relations, advertising, management or law. All students will choose a professional to be their mentor on a writing project related to the career they are interested in. Students will also build a small portfolio of professional writing that includes letters, a memo, a resume and a research report. Prerequisite: sophomore class standing.
|Total credits required: 39