CEBES Course Descriptions

ACC 203 Principles of Accounting I 3 Credits


This course provides an understanding of the basic concepts of accounting. Students are expected to acquire proficiency in accounting for proprietorships. Topics include recording transactions, preparations of basic financial statements and maintenance of ledger accounts.

Prerequisite: MAT 114, ENG 102


ACC 204 Principles Accounting II 3 Credits


This course is intended to present accounting for decision-making. Principles of Accounting for larger entities such as partnerships and corporations are addressed. Additional topics include cash flow analysis, cost-volume profit analysis, analysis of financial statements and elementary cost accounting.

Prerequisite: ACC 203


ACC 210 Financial Accounting for Non-Business Majors 3 Credits


The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of Financial Accounting principles, procedures, classifications and financial statement analysis to Non-Business Majors pursuing a minor in Business Management. Topics include the development and analysis of business transactions, and the understanding the components of the income statement and balance sheet. Students will receive a thorough grounding in accounting principles that are normally taught in ACC 203 and ACC 204 and be exposed to financial management concepts.

Prerequisite: MAT 105, ECO 201 or ECO 202


ACC 331 Intermediate Accounting I 3 Credits


The topics considered in this course include an in-depth analysis of the treatment applicable to each balance sheet account, financial statements and net income concepts, generally acceptable accounting principles, and interpretation of financial statements. This is an ERP infused course.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 204


ACC 332 Intermediate Accounting II 3 Credits

This course entails a continuation of the study of technical financial accounting and reporting which was initiated in Intermediate Accounting I. Follow up inquiry will be made on the topics of the underlying concepts of financial accounting and on the following subjects: the basic accounting process, basic financial statements, time value of money and current assets.

Prerequisite: ACC 331


ACC 333 Managerial Accounting 3 Credits

The emphasis is on managerial accounting concepts relevant for decision-making. The course will employ accounting information systems strategies and applications for planning, decision-making, and control of operational and administrative activities in a variety of management and business environments. Topical coverage includes cost accounting, variance analysis, budgeting, responsibility accounting and related areas in complementary disciplines. This is an ERP infused course.

Prerequisite: ACC 204


ACC 335 International Accounting 3 Credits

This course will provide students with an overview and specific presentation of the differences between US accounting standards and IAS and other standards. Comparative analysis of accounting principles and practices outside the United States including international financial accounting standards, current problems of international financial reporting, accounting planning and control for international operations and multinational companies will be covered. Regional variations and historical evolution of accounting standards and an understanding of the current and proposed framework for future International standards will be discussed and studied.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 332


ACC 338 Federal Income Taxation Individual 3 Credits


This course provides an overview of Federal income taxation, followed by a study of tax theory, tax accounting principles, tax planning and research, involving the applicable laws and regulations. Students will understand the structure of the individual income tax and the solution of individual tax problems. The course will also introduce students to the Federal and State Individual Income Tax returns, including sole proprietorships.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 204


ACC 339 Tax Accounting Business 3 Credits


This course covers the Federal and State Income Tax laws and regulations for partnerships and corporations. The unique accounting and tax planning problems are analyzed and alternative solutions evaluated from the business taxpayer's advantage.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 204


ACC 340 Accounting & Management Info Systems 3 Credits


This course will introduce students to information technology systems that support and are integral to financial and managerial accounting. Topical coverage will include system design, implementation, operation, and system upgrading using commercial accounting software packages that bridge the gap between theory and practice. ERP laboratory exercises will be integrated in class lectures and assignments.

Prerequisite: ECO-201, ECO-202, ACC-204


ACC 351 Auditing 3 Credits


This course introduces students to auditing theory and practice. It covers external and internal auditing, internal controls, and audit reporting practice and concepts.

Prerequisite: ACC 332


ACC 375 Forensic Accounting 3 Credits


Forensic Accounting is a rapidly growing area of accounting and is primarily concerned with the detection and prevention of business fraud and related white-collar crimes. This course will provide students with the expertise and investigative skills to combine theoretical and applied accounting knowledge to expose criminal behavior that violates generally accepted accounting and financial principles. Case studies of current and past corporate violations and litigation will supplement class lectures. Emphasis will also be placed on helping students develop logical reasoning, problem solving and critical thinking, and information technology skills.

Prerequisite: ACC 332, FIN 341


ACC 431 Advanced Accounting 3 Credits


This course delves into aspects of comprehensive advanced accounting problems faced by private enterprises and reviews general accounting theory and current applications in relation to legal, administrative and financial mandates for private concerns. Its topics include: foreign currency, mergers and consolidations and fund accounting.

Prerequisite: ACC 332


CEBES 420 Cooperative Education 3 Credits


Off and/or off-campus work/assignments performed under the supervision of an instructor within the department of Business and Entrepreneurial Studies in cooperation with internal/external institutional or organizational management.

Prerequisite: Permission of chairperson and assigned instructor


CEBES 430 Internship 3 Credits


This course gives students the opportunity to receive credits for interning with enterprises in the public and private sector or with departments within the university. A student may also be able to combine his/her study abroad experience with an internship opportunity.

Prerequisite: of departmental advisor and chairperson


CEBES 440 Study Abroad 3 Credits


All of CEBES's students are encouraged to study abroad in a country of their choice in a major geographical region of the world where Lincoln University has established an academic relationship with higher education institutions.

Prerequisite: of departmental advisor and chairperson


CEBES 459 Senior Seminar (Capstone) 3 Credits


A capstone course that strategically integrates the department's major and minor disciplines within the context of prevailing domestic and international environmental issues that influence and affect enterprise management. This is an interdisciplinary writing emphasis course based upon enterprise research, case study analysis, lecture, site visitations and class discussion. The major strategic forces and ethical issues that affect enterprise efficiency, effectiveness, productivity and socially responsible management are considered and extrapolated from the assigned text and topical readings from print journals and the web are explored at length. Students will conduct research and write papers on several integrative research themes.

Prerequisite: status or permission of departmental advisor and chairperson


CEBES 495 Research 3 Credits


Students who may be interested in a specific disciplinary or interdisciplinary topic may write an independent research paper under the supervision of a member of the department's faculty. The paper may be part of an honors program, a class project, an assignment associated with one of the department's projects (BEEP, SIFE, STI, OICI); or a paper that elaborates on a study abroad, internship or site visitation experience.
Prerequisite: of departmental advisor and chairperson


CEBES SEM Seminar in Business and Entrepreneurial Studies Innovation 1 Credit


This elective seminar is designed for business students who did not select a minor in entrepreneurship. The seminar will integrate and synthesize the major pedagogical components of the entrepreneurship courses. Students will gain a broad theoretical, empirical and conceptual understanding of the idea creation, innovation and commercialization process. Major modules in ERP and complementary software applications will augment class lecture and discussion. Non-business majors may take this seminar with permission from a CEBES departmental advisor.

Prerequisite: of departmental advisor or chairperson


BUS 310 Business Research Methods 3 Credits


This course deals with further topics in multiple regression analysis. The course also includes applications using a computer package such as SAS or SPSS. Inventory models, linear programming applications in business: graphical methods and the simplex method, transportation and assignment problems, introduction to goal programming and integer programming, queuing theory: waiting-line models, Network models, simulation and Markov analysis will be covered.

Prerequisite: MGT 306


BUS 334 Business Law 3 Credits


This course is an introduction to the body of law that governs business transactions and employment. The course will stress the Uniform Commercial Code as it applies to secure transactions, commercial papers and sales. Employment relationships, employer employee labor relations and discrimination, and independent contractors are examined. This course is open to majors in other departments.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 204; permission of the instructor, departmental advisor or chairperson


BUS 436 Business Communications 3 Credits


This course offers an advanced analysis of communication processes, systems, and problems facing large organizations. Topics include analysis and practice in writing, listening, briefings, reports and career interviewing, searching, etc. Special emphasis is on management and supervision - controlling, directing, giving orders and instructions, employee performance, and communicating with the boss.

Prerequisite: MGT 335


BUS 441 International Business normal"> 3 Credits


This course deals with the overview of current international business patterns, what makes international business different from domestic business, the social systems within countries as they affect the conduct of business from one country to another, the major theories explaining international business transactions and the institutions influencing the activities.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, FIN 341


CSC 158 Computer Programming w/JAVA or C++ 3 Credits


This course is the first course in a year-long sequence required for Computer Science majors. It introduces the student to principles of computer programming via a structured programming language. The students will write, test, and debug a wide variety of problems drawn from several disciplines. The course will also address program design and program style.

Prerequisite: MAT 103 or equivalent


ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics 3 Credits


This course is an analysis of consumer and producer behavior under alternative market structures, the pricing of productive factors, and issues in resource allocation.

Prerequisite: MAT 114, ENG 102


ECO 202 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 Credits


This course serves as an introduction to fundamental economic concepts and analysis, the determinants of the aggregate level of economic activity in a mixed economy, and fiscal and monetary policy. Topics will include inflation, full employment, and the business cycle.

Prerequisite: MAT 114, ENG-102


ECO 210 Economics for Non-Business Majors 3 Credits


This course develops the basic principles of micro and macroeconomics through intuitive thinking and everyday examples taken from individual household, firm, and government behavior. The basics of national economic accounting and economic indicators will be covered. Students will deepen their coverage of topics through following printed economic bulletins organized by topics and discussed in individual and group presentation formats. Financial literature such as the Street Journal , Week and other journals will be used to supplement classroom lectures. Students will receive a thorough grounding in micro and macroeconomics normally taught in ECO 201 and ECO 202.

Prerequisite: MAT 114, ENG 102


ECO 301 Price Theory 3 Credits


The theory of consumer and firm behavior, general equilibrium and exchange market structure and performance, factor markets, the theory of distribution of income and inter-temporal decisions, the theory of economic policy are covered in this course.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, MAT 120


ECO 302 Income Theory 3 Credits


This course covers the theory of income determination, both static and dynamic, integrating the money supply, interest rates, the price level, and technological change, with an emphasis on Keynesian economic theory. Macroeconomic policy design, evaluation, and some of the basic econometrics models of the U.S. and Canadian economies will be studied.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, and MAT 120


ECO 313 Money and Banking 3 Credits


This class is a study of monetary policy and the Federal Reserve System, financial markets and financial intermediaries, the regulation and structure of the commercial banking industry, and international banking.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 204


ECO 315 Public Finance 3 Credits


This course presents an analysis of various sources of financing government, such as taxation, debt, and other non-tax revenues, in terms of their incidence and economic effects. An examination of current issues including the role of government in a market economy, functional specialization among the different levels of government, and policies toward poverty are included. This course is open to students from other departments at the junior and senior levels.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 204; permission of instructor, departmental advisor or chairperson


ECO 317 Urban Economics 3 Credits


This course presents an economic analysis of pressing urban problems with a view to gaining an understanding of those problems and developing solutions to them. Urban problems to be examined include poverty, housing, health, transportation, pollution, and crime. This course is open to students from other departments at the junior and senior levels.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202; or permission of instructor or departmental chairperson


ECO 336 Managerial Economics 3 Credits


Decision-making in the modern business firm, demand, and cost analysis, inventory problems, investment problems, and deterministic and probabilistic models of managerial operations are analyzed. Applications in transportation and other public utility corporations will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: MAT 114, MGT 335


ECO 340 Environmental Economics 3 Credits


The course will develop a holistic understanding of the integrated nature of the environment and its interactions through human activities. Environmental risk and value assessment principles will be developed within an interdisciplinary context of the natural and behavioral sciences, involving the economy and social and organization. The basics of market processes and market failure will be analyzed. Solutions to environmental problems that are used in human societies will be compared and contrasted with economic based solutions. Applications will be developed for air, water, global warming, mining, deforestation and forestry problems.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202; or permission of instructor or departmental advisor or chairperson


ECO 344 Health Economics 3 Credits


The course will give students an overview of the industry and profiles of various producers of health care services. The organizational structure and cost centers of the health care industry will be explored and modeled. Specifically, economic management principles will be developed covering the demand and supply of health care services. Financial theories and insurance models linked to the production and delivery of health care services will be analyzed and applied to hospitals and ambulatory care.

Prerequisites: ECO 201, ECO 202; permission of instructor or departmental advisor or chairperson


ECO 348 International Economics 3 Credits


This course covers the International Monetary System in world trade and payments and the balance of payments, concepts, definitions and measurement. Theories of balance of payments adjustment under various exchange rate regimes, and capital flows. As well as foreign currency markets and their role in trade financing and investment. International lending and the foreign debt problems of less developed countries are covered.

Prerequisite: ECO 201and ECO 202


ETP 320 Entrepreneurship: Launching New Ventures 3 Credits


This course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and will teach students how to write a business plan, research a market, and keep accounting records. The legal, financial, organizational planning and human relations aspects of small businesses will be covered. Students will discuss and research different aspects of launching a new venture and explore the use of computers for keeping inventories, payroll, and purchasing. A capstone project will involve the embryonic development of a small commercial and/or consulting venture, which will be expanded in ETP 400. Case studies and guest entrepreneur presentations will supplement class lectures.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 203; permission of instructor or departmental advisor or chairperson


ETP 330 Entrepreneurial Finance 3 Credits


This course presents a working knowledge of core financial concepts that entrepreneurs need to understand to operate their business enterprises. Rather than a consideration of the large organization, the focus is on sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and private corporations. Traditional corporate finance topics are covered and expanded to include retirement plan and investment decisions, financial planning, and risk management. Cases studies will supplement class lectures.

Prerequisite: ETP 320, FIN 341


ETP 340 Intellectual Property Law 3 Credits


Innovation and the protection of innovative technologies are fundamental to business creativity and success. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the body of intellectual property law that governs business transactions. The course will stress understanding of the various forms of protection that are legally available: patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, the suitability of one type of protection as opposed to another, and how to make a sound business decision in choosing forms of protection that are appropriate for diversified enterprises.

Prerequisite: BUS 334; permission of instructor, departmental advisor or chairperson


ETP 400 Enterprise Innovation, Production & Marketing 3 Credits


The objective of this course is to support the creation, development, production, transfer, and marketing of goods and service technologies for use by public and private sector enterprises in diversified industries. The course furthers the groundwork for idea creation by inventor-entrepreneurs, idea application and commercialization that was established in ETP 320. Students will benefit from appearances from guest entrepreneurs and public/private sector executives who will expose them to the best available innovation, financing, manufacturing and marketing expertise of existing and startup enterprises.

Prerequisite: ETP 320, ETP 330, ETP 340; permission of instructor, departmental advisor or chairperson


ETP LAB Entrepreneurship Laboratory 1 Credit


This is a living, idea creation experimental laboratory that fosters research, incubation, growth, development and production of entrepreneurial ventures for commercialization. Students will network with seasoned professional entrepreneurs, host organizational enterprises, academic institutions, and venture capital financiers. Joint venture development, interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaboration will be cultivated among academic departments.

Prerequisite: to CEBES students, and students from other academic disciplines with approval from instructor or departmental advisor or chairperson


ETP SEM1 Seminar/Workshop in Project Management for Entrepreneurs 1 Credit


Using Microsoft Project and complementary software applications, students will learn all phases of project management from idea creation, research and development, prototyping and production, to marketing and commercialization.

Prerequisite: to CEBES students, and students from other academic disciplines with approval from instructor or departmental advisor or chairperson


ETP SEM2 Seminar/Workshop in New Business Plan Development 1 Credit


This is a tutorial on the components of new business plan development to include strategic planning, operations and financial management, financial forecast and projection models, funding sources, supply chain activities and distribution channels, human capital resources, and promotion and marketing. Students will use business development software to generate their plans.

Prerequisite: to CEBES students, and students from other academic disciplines with approval from instructor or departmental advisor or chairperson


ETP SEM3 Seminar/Workshop in Business Consulting 1 Credit


This is a tutorial on consulting concepts, application and practices as generalists or specialists. Key technical and consulting skills such as communication, collaborative teamwork, presentation, interpersonal, innovative idea creation and transformation, and client service and diplomacy will be stressed. Students will intern and/or network with consulting firms and be exposed to seasoned professionals. This seminar/workshop will serve as a catalyst for the development of an entrepreneurial consulting practice in the department of CEBES.

Prerequisite: to CEBES students, and students from other academic disciplines with approval from instructor or departmental advisor or chairperson


ETP SEM4 Seminar/Workshop in International Trade and Commerce 1 Credit


This is a tutorial course that equips students with knowledge about the effects of the promotion of international trade and commerce as engines for domestic and economic growth, investment opportunities, and the stimulation of enterprise innovation in manufacturing and services industries. Accesses to overseas markets, the challenges of exporting and importing, barriers to product and service exports are areas of focus. Students will network with government agencies, trade associations, and organizations engaged in trade and commerce.

Prerequisite: to CEBES from other academic disciplines with approval from instructor or departmental advisor or chairperson


FIN 341 Financial Management 3 Credits


This course presents an introduction to fundamental concepts in financial management and financial statement analysis. Long-term investment and financing decisions, and related financial policy problems, working capital management with an emphasis on cash management are addressed. This is an ERP infused course.

Prerequisite: ACC 204, ECO 201, ECO 202, MAT 114


FIN 342 Advanced Financial Management 3 Credits


This is an advanced financial management course which is an extension of FIN 341 that integrates previously learned accounting and financial concepts and practices. Emphasis will be placed on the application of the major financial principles that guide sound financial decisions in a modern enterprise. Students will be exposed to financial performance indices and models that are employed in the ongoing management, growth, and control of the enterprise, financial crises management, turn-around strategies, and forecasting. The role of the financial manager in securing sources of short and long-term funding, enterprise valuation and capital budgeting, development of financial reporting and strategic planning will be extensively covered. The approach will be a combination of lecture, discussion, case studies, and problem solving with a focus on sound managerial financial decision-making.

Prerequisite: FIN 341


FIN 345 Principles of Investments 3 Credits


This course will cover many of the major areas and issues in the investment banking industry. Particular emphasis will be placed on the dynamics of the stock market in relation to the investment portfolio decisions and the various concomitant factors, which impinge on them, such as interest rates, bond prices, micro and macroeconomic issues, and domestic and global economies.

Prerequisite: FIN 341


FIN 347 International Financial Management 3 Credits


The course emphasis is on financial decision-making and policies of the international corporation. Risks and returns of international investments, corporate strategy and the decision to invest abroad, including joint ventures with national governments and foreign private enterprises are examined. The management of short-term capital flows in the multinational firm as well as concepts; definitions and measurements of exposure and risks are analyzed.

Prerequisite: FIN 341


FIN 360 Principles of Real Estate 3 Credits


This course will introduce students to the numerous investment decisions involved in real estate, such as whether or how to lease, buy, sell or mortgage a property. The analysis and prediction of forces in the market that determine real estate values will be considered. Decisions regarding the timing of property renovation, rehabilitation, and demolition as well as how and when to divest (sell, trade, or abandon) a property will be considered.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 203, FIN341; permission of instructor, departmental advisor or chairperson


FIN 390 Capital Markets 3 Credits


This course introduces the students to the basic concepts of financial institutions and capital markets, money and banking. It specifically develops the students understanding of the principles pertaining to the determinations of general level of interest rates, the relationships among the many interest rates in today's complex financial system, and interest rate risk; the categories of financial instruments; financial derivative instruments; the products provided by today's financial firms; the changes in the economic policies and their impact on domestic financial institutions and markets, and the international financial markets.

Prerequisite: FIN 345


FIN 400 Financial Statement and Securities Analysis 3 Credits


This course delivers a comprehensive understanding of how firms communicate through financial statements. Students will learn how financial statement analysis is used as an integral part of the strategic analysis of firms. They will interpret financial statements, analyze cash flows, make judgments about earnings quality and uncover hidden assets and liabilities. Specific application of financial statement analysis for credit risk analysis in financial services institutions will be covered. Students will also use financial statement analysis prospectively to forecast and value firms using cash-flow-based and accounting-based methods. Techniques for fixed income and equity analysis will be a focus of this course. Class lecture and case studies will focus on uncovering how accounting regulations and managerial discretion influence financial statements.

Prerequisite: FIN 390


FIN 445 Personal Financial Planning 3 Credits


This course introduces the concepts, decision-making tools, applications, and the discipline of financial planning and investments as well as the logic and fundamental principles that govern their use. The course will be studied from the standpoint of the process of determining an individual's or family's total financial objectives, selecting the plans and methods that are best suited for the person/family circumstances, implementing those plans, and then periodically reviewing and adjusting those plans in response to prevailing environmental conditions. In this process, a person's or family's overall financial affairs'investments, savings programs, insurance and annuities, retirement plans, other employee benefits, income tax planning, and so forth will be considered as an integrated and coordinated package.

Prerequisite: ACC 338, FIN 345; permission of instructor, departmental advisor or chairperson

FIN 447 Risk Management and Insurance 3 Credits


This course is designed to expose students to the identification and analysis of all types of risks a public or private organization encounters in its conduction of business, and an individual is exposed to in his/her life cycle. The overall assumption is that risks can be managed if they are identified prior to a loss, and insurance is an important available tool for that purpose. Substantial discussion of the myriad of potential losses incurred by businesses and individuals, together with the general risk management process and the alternative risk management tools and methods, including loss control, risk retention, and risk transfer are studied.

Prerequisite: ACC 333, FIN 342; or permission of instructor, departmental advisor or chairperson


FIN 450 Cases in Financial Management 3 Credits


This course will explore the principles of market value creation in a corporate setting. Ethical values and their effects on the corporate model will be examined. The role of financial regulation and new trends in financial and accounting ethics will be analyzed. Cases will distinguish normative issues versus the principles of economic value, risks, uncertainty, and economic efficiency. Cases will explore the linkage between firm value and capital markets, inter-temporal allocation of financial resources in a changing global environment, and the principles of sound financial decision-making.

Prerequisite: FIN 342, FIN 345, FIN 347


FIN 453 Investment Portfolio Management 3 Credits


This course extends the study of investments to include the various theories, models and applications associated with the construction and management of investment portfolios. Sophisticated investment tools and strategies will be analyzed and applied.

Prerequisite: FIN342, FIN 345


FIN 455 Financial Institutions Management 3 Credits


This course presents an introduction to fundamental concepts of the Management of financial Institutions. It deals with the techniques used by financial institutions and market mangers to measure and manage risks; long-term decisions and related financial policy issues; the impact of technology on regulatory and global environments of financial institutions; asset and liability management with an emphasis on institutional and market efficiency; shareholder wealth maximization and corporate ethics.

Prerequisite: ECO 313, FIN 345


HTM 300 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism 3 Credits


An historical and contemporary overview of the major components of the tourism and hospitality industry is the main focus of this course. Coverage will include an overview of hotel and destination management and operating procedures, resorts, travel and travel market, events and conferences, adventure and eco-tourism, outdoor recreation, clubs, hospitality services, food and beverage, health and safety, and hospitality and tourism technology. The role and significance of tourism and hospitality in contemporary society, their impact on developmental and environmental policies and cultural preservation are analyzed. Industry guest lecturers and field trips enlarge the course.

Prerequisite: ECO 201 or ECO 202, ACC 203, MGT 335; permission of instructor or departmental advisor or chairperson


IDS 450 International Development Studies 3 Credits


International development studies is an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary course that emphasizes conceptual, theoretical, heterodox and applied approaches, perspectives, practices and solutions to concerns in developing countries in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific regions. Students in this broad survey course address urgent global matters from several comparative academic perspectives, examine cutting edge developmental theories and issues, and debate an array of themes in political, social, cultural, economic, environmental, and historical contexts. An evaluation of the success and failure of policy strategies and models that developing countries pursue in an increasingly transformative and interdependent world within the context of domestic and global relationships with industrialized and developed societies is a focus of this course. Students are challenged to rethink normative, conventional wisdoms of development and encouraged to develop innovative and critical understanding of the multiple international developmental paths that countries can pursue. Major themes are health, education, migration, natural resources, gender disparities, transition economies, poverty, human rights, urbanization, democratization, conflicts and inequalities. Students may want to take advantage of the external Opportunities Industrialization Centers International (OICI) Global Bridges program that CEBES offers.

Prerequisite: BUS 441. are strongly encouraged to take one or more of the following courses in economics: ECO 317, ECO 340, ECO-344; and POL 360

INF 208 Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 3 Credits


This course introduces and exposes students to the concept of enterprise resource planning that integrates business processes cross-functionally. It teaches students to view organizational management not merely as disparate functional entities, but as an integration of financial, logistics, and human information resources where discrete disciplines and applications are tied together in real-time, information management modes. Using industry ERP software applications, students will execute several laboratory exercises that reinforce understanding of the major functionalities and applications of an enterprise system.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 204


INF 330 Information Technology Management 3 Credits


Information technology (IT) is concerned with the integration of computer systems and software packages to process and manage information. This is an introductory course that gives students a broad understanding concerning the use of various IT tools to improve organizational productivity and the bottom line. Students will develop a good understanding about computer technology, information systems, database management, systems analysis and design, spreadsheet analysis, design and implementation of systems, and the linkages of these disparate information technologies in support of individual, group and corporate goals. Students will execute group and individual computer assignments and be exposed to ERP software technologies.

Prerequisite: CSC 158, INF 208, MGT 335

INF 345 Supply Chain Management 3 Credits


The study of the physical and information flows in the supply chain to improve an organization's productivity, efficiency and effectiveness is the focus of this course. Global logistics, inventory management, and supplier relationship theories and practice will be developed at a base for supply chain strategy development and implementation. This is an ERP infused course.

Prerequisite: INF 330, MGT 306, MKT 337


INF 349 E-Commerce/E-Business 3 Credits


This course will study the disruptive information technologies that under grid and has transformed the production, marketing, sale and distribution of goods, products and services. The forces that drive e-commerce, such as competition, globalization, logistics, supply chain management, and the technological revolution will be studied for their impact on consumerism, businesses and "brick and mortar" enterprises. Case Studies will be utilized to understand the nature, implementation, and application of electronic infrastructures and the critical factors that contribute to success in the e-commerce marketplace.

Prerequisite: FIN 341, INF 349,

INF 354 Data Base Management 3 Credits


This course will introduce students to the principles of single and multiple application database systems. In addition, it will develop graphical and logical skills that are used to construct logical models of information handling systems. Topics include data independence and data redundancy, comparative survey of nomenclature, logical and physical views of data, data description languages and the database management system, relational, hierarchal, and network approaches, operations informational systems, security and integrity, data flow diagrams, data dictionaries, analysis response requirements, and immediate access diagrams.

Prerequisite: INF 330, INF 345


INF 360 Web-based System Design and Development 3 Credits


The purpose of the course is to give students broad exposure to the available technologies that are used in web-based systems design and development. Issues, concepts and strategies that enterprises use to create, design and develop web pages that appeal to consumers and business are studied and applied in theoretical, experiential and simulated environments. Students will evaluate differential web developmental approaches and alternatives that utilize contemporary software design strategies. Exposure to Java, .NET, Linux, Access, Dreamweaver platforms and related web technologies should prepare students to design and implement a variety of small scale B2B, B2C, and C2C, web sites. The capstone project will require two or three teams of students to develop a customized solution for a an enterprise that includes dynamic and elaborate web documents that incorporate images, colors, backgrounds, tables, frame layouts and other components of web design.

Prerequisite: INF 330, INF 354


INF 420 Data Mining, Warehousing and Modeling 3 Credits


Organizations collect phenomenal amounts of institutional and client data from a variety of sources which they store and warehouse in a multiplicity of formats, platforms, architectures and databases. This course applies data mining concepts and algorithms, statistical techniques, data analysis, and decision modeling to find and retrieve data, classify data, explore data, generate hypothesis and learn from data. Neural networks, decision trees, fuzzy logic, and linguistic ambiguity technologies are utilized to discover knowledge characteristics and pattern relationships that guide enterprise decision-making. Several case studies promote experiential learning as students learn about data mining and modeling by doing data mining and modeling. ERP and related technologies will inform this course.

Prerequisite: INF 360


INF 430 Business Information Systems Analysis, Design & Modeling with SAS/SPSS 3 Credits


This course explores the theoretical, empirical and application concepts of information systems design, development and implementation using object-oriented tools, modeling language methodologies, business process analysis and reengineering/management technologies, systems development life cycle, structured methodologies, prototyping, n-tier/migratory and web-based architectures, and project management tools. Students will study and alternatively select system development application choices that are appropriate to disparate enterprise architectures and be exposed to systems thinking that emphasizes chaos and complexity in the design of business platforms. Students will use SAS and/or SPSS integrated software and will be required to produce and end-of-semester capstone project.

Prerequisite: INF 420


INF 440 Project Management 3 Credits


Modern enterprises use sophisticated and general purpose tools to manage small and large scale projects. Projects cannot be effectively and efficiently executed without task identification and organization, capital resource assignment, financial resource allocation, planned and actual activity duration outcomes, time management, quality measurement technologies, and post project analyses. Through hands-on exercises, case study project execution, simulation experiential exercises, team-based project assignments, this course will help students understand the managerial and innovative processes involved in developing, defining, planning, executing and delivering projects. The course will utilize Microsoft Project and complementary project management software applications.

Prerequisite: INF 440


MAT 114 Elementary Statistics I 3 Credits


This course is designed for students who need an elementary knowledge of statistics. The basic ideas of descriptive statistical methods are considered, including frequency distribution, and measures of location and variation. It also includes permutation, combination and rules of probability, together will well-known probability distributions such as binomial, poisson, geometric, hyper geometric and multinomial.

Prerequisite: MAT 104 or MAT 105, or placement


MAT 120 Calculus for Life Science and Social Science Majors 3 Credits


This course studies differential and integral calculus with a focus on its applications to business and economics. Topics to be covered are increments and rates, limits, the derivative, rules of differentiation, logarithmic differentiation, methods of integration, and applications of the definite integral to business and economics.

Prerequisite: MAT 104 or MAT 105 or placement


MGT 306 Quantitative Methods for Management 3 Credits


This course introduces the concepts and methodologies of decision modeling and structured decision-making. Theoretical concepts will be developed and practical hands-on applications will be executed using a variety of spreadsheet and statistical software packages. The process of scientific enquiry using observation, testing, sensitivity analysis, and modeling principles will be employed to reinforce understanding of real-world decision-making process. Selected applications in production management, economics and finance will be used to illustrate various decision-making principles. Algebraic and structured problems will also be incorporated and form the basis of in-class and homework project assignments.

Prerequisite: INF 208, MAT114, MAT 120, MGT 335


MGT 335 Principles of Management 3 Credits


This course will introduce theories and concepts of management. Organizational structures and processes, and modern management practices in a dynamic economic and social environment are analyzed.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 203


MGT 343 Leadership 3 Credits


This course will cover the concept and importance of leadership and its power to influence and direct behavior. It will focus on the theories of leadership, types styles, qualities and characteristics of leaders and the environmental factors that influence the leadership process. The difference between leadership and managers will be explored within the context and application of human resources and supervisory relationships. How the roles of leadership and supervisory management converge and diverge will form the basis of theoretical and practical case study analyses.

Prerequisite: MGT 335


MGT 435 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits


This course reviews relationship of individuals and groups with organizational entities and analyzes, in depth, motivation, leadership, technology, and social control in business and nonprofit organizations.

Prerequisite: MGT 335


MGT 437 Human Resources Management 3 Credits


This course will emphasize management of human resources in business and nonprofit organizations. Recruiting, employing, and maintaining the human resource, compensation, evaluation, industrial relations and other personnel problems and activities are covered in depth. This is an ERP infused course.

Prerequisite: INF 208, MGT335


MGT 439 Production & Operations Management 3 Credits


This course will introduce critical elements in a modern production and delivery manufacturing environment. Business reengineering, quality management, time-based competition, value added process, and global operations will be studied. Systems analysis concepts will be used to develop processes and solve management problems that require optimal resource solutions. Emphasis will be on the identification of the problem structure and the design of processes that generate the supply of goods and services under a given management strategy. Cross-functional integration in accounting, finance, marketing, human resource management, purchasing, logistics, and general principles of facilities and job design will be analyzed. Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and other applications will be used to integrate the various elements associated with production and operations. This is an ERP infused course.

Prerequisite: INF 208, MAT 114, MAT 120, MGT 335


MGT 441 Service Management 3 Credits


The services sector touches the lives of everyone and has experienced phenomenal economic and operational growth. This is an integrative, multidisciplinary course that encompasses all service industries. It discusses the role of services in the economy, th evolution of the services industry, the characteristics of service operations, competitive service strategic designs, services technology using offline and online drivers, delivery of exceptional services to satisfy customers' perceptions and expectations, performance metrics that emphasize continuous improvement in services delivery, facility location and management, and the utilization of quantitative models to predict services demand.

Prerequisite: MGT 335, MGT 439 permission of instructor, departmental advisor or chairperson


MKT 337 Principles of Marketing 3 Credits


This course surveys marketing objectives, functions, and problems. The emphasis is on management of product development, distribution and promotion. Consumer considerations and social responsibilities are analyzed.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 204, MGT 335


MKT 350 Consumer Behavior 3 Credits


This course is an overview of the dynamic elements that constitute consumer behavior. Students will learn that consumer behavior is much more than purchasing products. They will learn how consumer behavior reflects the totality of consumer decision with respect to the acquisition, consumption and disposition of goods and services. Other behavioral science disciplines such as psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics will be explored to provide insight into consumer purchasing criteria and motivation.

Prerequisite: MKT 337


MKT 370 Marketing Research 3 Credits


This course is designed to further develop the student's understanding of the use of marketing research as a tool for identifying marketing opportunities and developing and implementing marketing strategies. Students will be trained in the basic application of statistical techniques and decision theory concepts in conducting marketing research. The techniques include problem definition, research design, questionnaire construction, sampling, data collection, data analysis, report preparation and presentation. The application of modern marketing research procedures to various marketing problems will be explored. The student will design and analyze marketing research cases based on real-world business problems.

Prerequisite: MKT 337


MKT 420 Pricing Strategies 3 Credits


Pricing Strategy is primarily driven by customer, economic and competitive factors, and has a key impact on the financial performance of an organization. This course explores pricing tactics and practices, pitfalls, theories and strategies. It introduces the concept of price sensitivity; life cycle pricing, dynamic pricing, price promotions, and segmented pricing that are employed to boost corporate revenue and profitability. Students will examine various analytical, economic and financial tools that are used to establish product and service pricing in a variety of enterprises.

Prerequisites: MKT 337, FIN 341


MKT 425 Internet Marketing 3 Credits


This course examines the impact of the Internet on traditional methods of marketing and the related business functions, which enable and support it. It explores the existing and potential future uses of the Internet for the marketing of goods and services across a range of product categories. It will investigate the utility of the Internet as a tool for business to increase effectiveness, efficiency and competitiveness. It will study the business models currently existing on the Web and develop a framework that can be used to evaluate the Internet's potential value across a range of business types.

Prerequisite: INF 349, MKT 337


MKT 430 International Marketing 3 Credits


The course is designed to provide the students with an opportunity to explore the importance and challenges of global marketing. Emphasis will be on the issues, information sources, and cultural sensitivities required to develop an effective international marketing strategy. The strategies include scanning foreign markets for customers and suppliers through primary and secondary research, developing foreign-market entry strategies, adaptation of the marketing mix to fit foreign environments as well as the management of international-trading activities. Central to the course is a group project involving the development of a marketing plan for a product or service to be marketed in at least two countries.

Prerequisite: MKT 337


MKT 440 Marketing Strategy 3 Credits


This is a capstone marketing course. It is designed to provide an opportunity for students to integrate what they have learned about analytical tools and the broader marketing framework with the aim of creating a competitive strategy. This will emphasize the marketing strategy concept as a management tool for achieving long-term goals and maximizing profitability. Focus will also be on management's deployment of resources following a unified, comprehensive, and integrated plan.

Prerequisite: MKT 370, MKT 420


RET 300 Introduction to Retail Operations 3 Credits


Retail involves all areas of business and is ingrained into consumer buying behavior, pattern and activities. This course provides students with a macro view of the world of retailing and the macro environmental issues that govern and influence enterprise operations and decision-making. Retailing technologies (RFID, POS terminals, self-checkout), information systems, strategies and tactics, e-tailing, e-commerce, quality, service, merchandising, price, forecasting, financial analysis, laws, integrated marketing, ethics and corporate social responsibility are extensively covered. Retailing data for customer identification and problem-solving, such as demographic, psychographic, geographic, geodemographic, and behavioristic studies are employed. Case study analysis and e-tailing exercises will inform the lecture and class discussion.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 204, FIN 341, MGT 335; or permission of instructor, departmental advisor or chairperson


TRP 300 Introduction to Transportation Services 3 Credits


This course will describe the evolution and role of public transportation modes, systems, and services. Technological characteristics and their impact on capacity, service quality, and cost are discussed. The course will discuss new and innovative methods of data collection and analysis in the transportation industry in the 21st century. Transportation operations management within the context of cost monitoring, proposed future service changes, advanced transportation technologies, and supply chain management will be covered in this course.

Prerequisite: ECO 201, ECO 202, ACC 204, FIN 341, MGT 335; permission of instructor, departmental advisor or chairperson