Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) Degree Completion Program

Overview

The online Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) Degree Completion Program is a directed independent study undergraduate degree program. It is designed to benefit students who have already earned a minimum of 60 Semester credits (or an Associates Degree) from an appropriately accredited institution.

The overall goal of the Program is to develop educated business professionals. This is accomplished through the presentation of the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to obtain entry-level positions in business, or as independent business operators.

Graduates of the Program will emerge with a recognized degree and a set of diverse and relevant skills that are applicable in the pursuit of administration, management, or entrepreneurial opportunities and growth.

The Program offers elective Foundation courses, and the option of one of six areas of specialization (Concentration courses) designed to meet specific professional applications. Foundation courses build a broad understanding of the important elements of business management and administration while providing for a number of elective options. Concentration courses supplement the foundation by allowing students to develop a deeper understanding of a defined area of study.

Students in the B.S.B.A. Degree Completion Program may pursue a concentration in any one of the following areas:

  • Marketing
  • eBusiness
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • International Business
  • Project Management

Business study prepares jobseekers for a range of careers. Some students who have a bachelor’s degree in business choose to get practical experience by working in management training or career development programs. Some might be interested in entrepreneurship.

This Program provides a wide range of business skills that can be used in a variety of areas throughout a company. The B.S.B.A. degree is also a great starting point for people who eventually want to specialize in a certain business area and perhaps earn a Master’s Degree.

The objectives of the Program are:

1. To develop the business and management skills necessary to obtain entry-level positions in business, or as independent business operators.
2. To offer a program of coursework and practical exercises in business financing, management and sound operational practices that will enhance the professional and personal lives of its students

3. To explore the intricacies of effective management and marketing of businesses of varying size and structure.
4. To allow for a number of elective tracks focused on various entrepreneurial and business issues and procedures.
5. To employ faculty who are accomplished in their respective fields from both an academic and practical perspective.

Successful graduates of the Program will demonstrate:

  • Application of research and knowledge in the following broad-based areas: business management, accounting, marketing, economics, organizational behavior, and finance.
  • The ability to evaluate ethical issues, recognize business, legal and regulatory issues, and make appropriate decisions and recommendations based on sound research reasoning and analysis with sensitivity to stakeholder interests.
  • An ability to identify the connections between business and community and make socially responsible and environmentally sustainable choices when incorporating business operations and strategy.
  • An understanding of the use of information systems to gather data, assess information, and formulate meaningful reports to make effective business decisions.
  • The traits and actions of effective leaders and how to effectively manage individuals and teams in the business environment.

The University acts to fulfill the purposes of the B.S.B.A. Program through appropriate coursework, coupled with continuing direction, evaluation of student progress, and regular assessment of student learning outcomes, supervised and administered by qualified faculty.

The Program is 48 units in business foundation courses, and 12 units from one of six concentration areas. To earn the BSBA degree, a student must document the completion of at least 120 Semester units including a minimum of 30 units completed at William Howard Taft University. (Required and elective courses are set forth below.) At least 30 units must be in General Education courses. General Education courses are not offered by the University. They may be satisfied through transfer credit or the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) examinations.

The Program is presented on a Semester basis. Students are generally enrolled in 12 units (4 courses) each Semester. Each Semester consists of a minimum time period of 16 weeks from the date study commences. Students not completing all Semester coursework in 16 weeks will be granted a 2 month extension of time to complete. If necessary, students may also take a leave-of-absence between Semesters however, except in special circumstances, the entire degree program must be completed within seven years.

Presentation

The online B.S.B.A. Completion Program utilizes a Directed Independent Study modality and requires no classroom attendance. The University’s independent study modality recognizes that education is an individual process where individuals with different learning needs and study schedules can be accommodated. It emphasizes learning that is meaningful, where individuals enjoy the learning process, and acquire knowledge to better understand and manage their own careers.

The Program’s Faculty Mentors support the student’s independent-study learning role by guiding and stimulating the learning process in one-on-one interaction. Our faculty mentors recognize individual learning styles and needs, encourage one-on-one contact, and emphasize the relevance of the material to the individual’s situation.

Each course in the Program is 3 Semester units with the exception of BUS 499 – Comprehensive Business Plan, which is 6 units. Courses are typically comprised of a series of readings and lesson assignments supplemented occasionally by various multimedia. Students are evaluated through essays, written assignments and objective examinations. All assignments are submitted electronically. As set forth in the University’s General Catalog, Internet access and minimum computer requirements and skills are required as a condition of admittance.

Curriculum

Program requirements are outlined in the table below, and course prerequisites are identified in the following course descriptions. Unless a specific prerequisite is identified, courses may be taken in any order.

Concentration Courses

12 credits required from any of the concentration courses below. If a graduate of the Program successfully completes all courses from a single concentration area, their transcript will state that concentration.

Marketing
MKT400
Consumer Behavior
3 units Elective
MKT410
Marketing Research
3 units Elective
MKT420
Internet Marketing
3 units Elective
MKT430
Channel Management
3 units Elective
Information Technology
BUS415
eCommerce
3 units Elective
BUS420
Data Management
3 units Elective
BUS430
Fulfillment and Customer Service
3 units Elective
MKT420
Internet Marketing
3 units Elective
Finance
FIN440
Corporate Finance
3 units Elective
FIN445
Investments and Portfolio Management
3 units Elective
FIN450
International Finance
3 unit Elective
FIN455
Financial Institution Management
3 units Elective
Accounting
ACC400
Intermediate Accounting
3 units Elective
ACC405
Advanced Accounting
3 units Elective
ACC425
Accounting Information Systems
3 units Elective
ACC440
Auditing and Attestation
3 units Elective
International Business
BUS460
Global Business Foundations
3 units Elective
BUS465
Trade in International Business
3 units Elective
BUS470
Legal Operations in International Business
3 units Elective
MKT435
Marketing Concepts in International Business
3 units Elective
Project Management
PM400
Fundamentals of Project Management
3 units Elective
PM410
Project Quality and Risk Management
3 units Elective
PM420
Intermediate Project Management
3 units Elective
PM430
Effective Project Management
3 units Elective
Foundation Courses
48 credits required from the following:

ACC300

Accounting I

3 units Required*

ACC301

Accounting II

3 units Elective

ACC 410

Cost Accounting

3 units Elective

ACC415

Financial Accounting

3 units Elective

ACC420

Managerial Accounting

3 units Elective

ACC430

Introduction to Taxation

3 units Elective

BUS300

Business Research

3 units Elective

BUS301

Business Fundamentals

3 units Required*

BUS330

Human Relations in Business

3 units Elective

BUS335

Business Math

3 units Required*

BUS340

Business Information Systems

3 units Required*

BUS345

Business Ethics

3 units Elective

BUS350

Human Resource Management

3 units Required*

BUS370

Business Law

3 units Elective

BUS380

Leadership in Organizations

3 units Elective

BUS390

Entrepreneurship

3 units Elective

BUS395

Strategic Management

3 units Elective

BUS400

Quantitative Methods

3 units Elective

BUS405

Fundamentals of Macroeconomics

3 units Elective

BUS406

Fundamentals of Microeconomics

3 units Elective

BUS410

Operations Management

3 units Elective

BUS499

Comprehensive Business Plan

6 units Required

FIN310

Finance Fundamentals

3 units Required*

MKT305

Marketing Fundamentals

3 units Required*

If a student has satisfied the learning objectives of any of these required courses through previous approved coursework (Transfer Credit or Portfolio Credit) then an elective course may be substituted.

Total Semester Units Required for Graduation: 120

Admission Policies and Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Program applicants must have earned a minimum of 60 semester units (including a minimum of 30 units in General Education*) from a college or university accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education.

To apply for admission to the Program, an applicant must first complete the University’s Application for Admission Form along with the required $75.00 Application Fee and $55.00 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee.

If the applicant is accepted for admission to the Program, enrollment materials will be prepared and sent to the applicant for review and signature. All payments submitted for tuition and fees must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard®,Visa®, American Express® or Discover®.

As set forth in the University’s General Catalog, Internet access and minimum computer requirements and skills are required as a condition of admittance.

* General education courses include those that address English, human communications (including, but not limited to, foreign languages and speech), mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, and the arts and humanities.

Foreign Applicants and Applicants with International Credentials

It may be necessary for applicants who have attended colleges or universities outside of the United States to have their academic transcripts evaluated and certified by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES) member organization. Applicants will be assessed a fee by the certifying organization and should request that the report be sent directly to Taft University. Applicants transferring in a degree need to request a General Degree Evaluation sometimes called a Document by Document Evaluation. Applicants wishing to transfer in credits toward specific courses must request a Course-by-Course report.

Transcripts not in English must be evaluated by an appropriate third party and translated into English or a trained transcript evaluator fluent in the language on the transcript. Upon request, the Admissions Office will provide a list of approved evaluators. In addition, applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned the credits necessary for admission to the Program from an accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must demonstrate college-level proficiency in English through one of a number of University approved methods.

Transfer Credit, Portfolio Credit and Credit By Exam

The acceptance of transfer credits between academic institutions lies within the discretion of the receiving college or university. Credits earned at William Howard Taft University may or may not be accepted by another institution depending upon its own programs, policies, and regulations.

Students may apply to have prior coursework and examinations from a number of sources reviewed by the University for academic credit toward the Program. A maximum of 90 units may be awarded for Transfer Credit or a combination of Transfer Credit, Credit-by-Exam and Portfolio Credit. In no case may the combined number of Portfolio Credit and Credit-by-Exam exceed 30 units. In all cases, a minimum of 30 units must be completed through coursework at William Howard Taft University.

  • Transfer Credit: Transfer Credit toward a degree may be awarded for postsecondary courses completed by the student at other institutions if such courses are found to meet the standards and requirements of the specific program. Students may transfer up to a maximum of 90 earned units from other appropriately accredited institutions subject to evaluation. A $55 Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee is assessed to evaluate previous academic work presented for transfer into the Program.
  • Portfolio Credit: Portfolio Credit is a demonstration of college-level learning for adequately documented and validated experiential equivalent learning of a postsecondary nature. A typical example is achievement of select certifications that relate directly to coursework in the Program. Students with prior military experience may also apply to have military coursework and documentation evaluated for possible equivalent college credit. A maximum of 30 units may be awarded for Portfolio Credit subject to evaluation. A $100 Portfolio Credit Evaluation Fee is assessed for students wishing to apply experiential equivalent learning toward the Program.
  • Credit by Exam: Academic credit toward the Program may be granted for select CLEP and DANTES exams. Credit is awarded consistent with the recommended standards of the American Council on Education. A maximum of 30 units may be awarded for Credit-by-Exam subject to evaluation.

Financial Information

The tuition for the Program is $225.00 per unit. Enrolled students remaining in good academic standing will not be subject to any tuition increases for the duration of the Program.

Enrollment in the Program will generally qualify students for payment deferrals on existing federally insured student loans. Applicants seeking deferrals on existing student loans should check with their lenders prior to enrollment. Additional information on financial aid and tuition financing can be found under Tuition, Financial Aid and Financing.

The cost of books and materials, other than each course syllabus, is not included in the tuition. The University does not sell books or materials. Most books and materials may be purchased directly from publishers or over the Internet. The cost is estimated to average approximately $125.00 per course. Students are always provided with a source for acquiring all required materials.

FEE SCHEDULE

Application Fee

$75

Transfer Credit Evaluation Fee

$55

Portfolio Credit Evaluation Fee

$100

Registration Fee (Per Semester)

$50

Graduation Check/Diploma Fee

$75

Computer Library Fee (Per Semester)

$45

Administrative Accounting Fee (Per Semester)
(Installment Payment Option Only)

$25

Transcript Fee (Two Provided at No Cost)

$10

Late Payment Fee

(Returned Check/Declined Credit Card/ACH) (Per Item)

$25

How to Enroll

If the applicant is accepted for admission to the Program, a formal enrollment agreement will be prepared and sent to the applicant for review and signature. Students may elect to begin the Program on the 15th of any month. All payments submitted for tuition and fees must be payable in U.S. dollars. Payments may be made by MasterCard® / Visa® / American Express® or Discover®.

Applicants are encouraged to call the Admissions Office if there are any questions regarding enrollment procedures.

Course Descriptions

  • ACC300 - Accounting I
  • ACC301 - Accounting II
  • ACC410 - Cost Accounting
  • ACC415 - Financial Accounting
  • ACC420 - Managerial Accounting
  • ACC430 - Introduction to Taxation
  • BUS300 - Business Research
  • BUS301 - Business Fundamentals
  • BUS330 - Human Relations in Business
  • BUS335 - Business Math
  • BUS340 - Business Information Systems
  • BUS345 - Business Ethics
  • BUS350 - Human Resource Management
  • BUS370 - Business Law
  • BUS380 - Leadership in Organizations
  • BUS390 - Entrepreneurship
  • BUS395 - Strategic Management
  • BUS400 - Quantitative Methods
  • BUS405 - Fundamentals of Macroeconomics
  • BUS406 - Fundamentals of Microeconomics
  • BUS410 - Operations Management
  • BUS499 - Comprehensive Business Plan
  • FIN310 - Finance Fundamentals
  • MKT305 - Marketing Fundamentals
  • MKT400 - Consumer Behavior
  • MKT410 - Marketing Research
  • MKT420 - Internet Marketing
  • MKT430 - Channel Management
  • BUS415 - eCommerce
  • BUS420 - Data Management
  • BUS430 - Fulfillment and Customer Service
  • FIN440 - Corporate Finance
  • FIN445 - Investments and Portfolio Management
  • FIN450 - International Finance
  • FIN455 - Financial Institution Management
  • ACC400 - Intermediate Accounting
  • ACC405 - Advanced Accounting
  • ACC425 - Accounting Information Systems
  • ACC440 - Auditing and Attestation
  • BUS460 - Global Business Foundations
  • BUS465 - Trade in International Business
  • BUS470 - Legal Operations in International Business
  • MKT435 - Marketing Concepts in International Business
  • PM400 - Fundamentals of Project Management
  • PM410 - Project Quality and Risk Management
  • PM420 - Intermediate Project Management
  • PM430 - Effective Project Management

ACC300 - Accounting I

This is the first of 2 courses that introduce students to the comprehensive components that constitute managerial and financial accounting. Students will examine and be able to prepare financial statements, budgets, and employ accounting data in making strategic and managerial business decisions.

ACC301 - Accounting II

This course follows ACC300 Accounting I with topics in financial analysis, costing, and performance evaluation.
Prerequisites: ACC300 Accounting I

ACC410 - Cost Accounting

This course presents the most current practice and theory, and reaches beyond cost accounting procedures to consider concepts, analyses, and management. Professional issues related to Management Accounting and Management Accountants are emphasized. Topics cover the accountant’s role in the organization to performance measurement, compensation, and multinational considerations.
Prerequisites: ACC300 Accounting I & ACC301 Accounting II

ACC415 - Financial Accounting

This course emphasizes the ideas and practices followed by today’s business entrepreneurs when developing and implementing accounting information in the preparation of financial reports to external parties including investors, creditors and tax authorities. Students gain valuable insights into the application of accounting and accounting principles as they relate to a company’s performance and valuation.
Prerequisites: ACC300 Accounting I & ACC301 Accounting II

ACC420 - Managerial Accounting

This course explores accounting as it applies to the internal managerial decision making process. Students will examine the process of identifying and applying forward-looking accounting information to plan, evaluate and control a corporate entity.

ACC430 - Introduction to Taxation

This course introduces students to the major concepts, updates and mandates in federal taxation. Topics include tax research, partnerships, S Corporations, tax returns, administration procedures, and U.S. taxation of foreign-related transactions.

BUS300 - Business Research

This course provides students with comprehensive coverage of the research experience as it relates to business topics. Managerial decision making is the underlying theme, and topics are presented and organized in a manner that allows students to thoroughly explore business research functions. Students will complete an in-depth business research project as a part of this course.

BUS301 - Business Fundamentals

This course introduces students to fundamental business concepts, the business environment, forms of business, management, marketing and the principles of business finance.

BUS330 - Human Relations in Business

This course Focuses on human relations issues and competencies relevant to today’s work environment, taking a two-pronged approach that improves interpersonal skills by first presenting basic concepts and then by facilitating skill development and self-assessment. It features skill-building exercises that prepare students for today’s business environment.

BUS335 - Business Math

This course links mathematics with real business practices in real businesses, and gives students a better appreciation for and understanding of the concepts that are vital in the business world. Topics include banking, business statistics, trade and cash discounts, markups and markdowns, payroll, consumer credit, mortgages, insurance, taxes, and stocks and bonds.

BUS340 - Business Information Systems

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of management information systems (MIS) and how people use information systems to solve business problems and satisfy business objectives. It explores personal, workgroup, and enterprise management information systems.

BUS345 - Business Ethics

This course explores the theoretical background of ethics, ethical decision making, relationships between businesses and stakeholders, ethical issues relating to the firms interaction with the natural environment, health care, and ethical issues related to information technology, strategic planning, and corporate culture. Students will consider the positive consequences of ethical behavior, and the negative consequences of unethical behavior.

BUS350 - Human Resource Management

There is no greater asset to a company than its employees. In this course, students evaluate how to maximize a firm’s potential through identifying and keeping an ideal workforce through the world of human resource management. Today’s human resource professionals are not focused solely on administrative tasks. Rather, they work in all levels of the organization, and are aligned with the strategic goals of the firm. Topics include HR business ethics, social responsibility, legal considerations, staffing, human resource development, performance management and appraisal, compensation, employee and labor relations, and operating in a global environment.

BUS370 - Business Law

In this course, students will explore both the contracts and the regulatory material that is crucial for business law professions. Topics include business decisions, online commerce & Internet law, business ethics, international law, non internet-related legal issues, and landmark cases which highlight the most important cases and statutes that have shaped the law in the United States.

BUS380 - Leadership in Organizations

Effective leadership is the cornerstone of any business venture. Much research has gone into discovering how people lead effectively, and many executives want to know how to turn this research toward their advantage. This course addresses both the theoretical and the practical side of leadership and provides practical advice for business leaders.

BUS390 - Entrepreneurship

This course introduces students to the process of entrepreneurial success and shows them how to be effective every step of the way. Topics include recognizing opportunities and generating ideas, feasibility analysis, writing a business plan, industry and competitor analysis, developing an effective business model, preparing the proper ethical and legal foundation, assessing a new venture’s financial strength and viability, financing and funding, unique marketing issues, intellectual property, and strategies for growth.

BUS395 - Strategic Management

In today’s economy, gaining and sustaining a competitive advantage is harder than ever. This course examines how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies. Strategic management concepts and techniques are studied with a focus on driving business objectives in the current business environment and global economy.

BUS400 - Quantitative Methods

This course provides a simple and practical introduction to an area that students can find difficult, avoiding excessive mathematics and abstract theory. It shows how to apply quantitative ideas to the real problems faced by managers, and includes numerous exercises and examples that help students understand the relevance of quantitative ideas to business.

BUS405 - Fundamentals of Macroeconomics

This course provides an analytical approach to macroeconomics using the latest policy and data. Students are encouraged to think like economists through the application of concepts to today’s events, news, and research. Topics include macroeconomic trends, fluctuations, and policy. Students explore economic growth, finance, saving and investment, inflation, the exchange rate and the balance of payments, aggregate supply and aggregate demand, u.s. inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade policy.

BUS406 - Fundamentals of Microeconomics

In this course, students analyze the latest concepts in microeconomic theory. Topics include how markets work, firms and markets, market failure and government, factor markets, inequality, and uncertainty. Students explore demand and supply; elasticity; efficiency and equity; government actions in markets; global markets, utility and demand, production output and costs, perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and economic inequality.

BUS410 - Operations Management

This course provides students with a comprehensive framework for addressing operational process and supply chain issues to create value through operations management. Topics include competing with operations, project management, process strategy, process analysis, quality and performance, capacity planning, constraint management, lean systems, supply chain design and integration, inventory management, forecasting, operations planning and scheduling, and resource planning.

BUS499 - Comprehensive Business Plan

Students taking this course will develop a comprehensive business plan for a real or fictitious business. Working from knowledge gained through completion of prior courses and with the guidance of the instructional faculty, students will develop and refine a plan that includes the major components: the executive summary section, the business section, the market analysis section, the financing section, and the management section.
Prerequisites: All Foundation and Concentration Courses

FIN310 - Finance Fundamentals

This course Explores the concepts, techniques and tools used for financial decision-making including capital structure planning, financing decisions, working capital management and financial management for global corporations.

MKT305 - Marketing Fundamentals

This course will examine how to create customer value, target the correct market, and build customer relationships. The changing nature of consumer expectations means that marketers must learn how to build communities in addition to brand loyalty. Today’s marketing challenge is creating vibrant, interactive communities of consumers who make products and brands a part of their daily lives. Students will explore how to create value and gain loyal customers.

MKT400 - Consumer Behavior

This course explores how the examination and application of consumer behavior is central to the planning, development, and implementation of marketing strategies. Topics include introduction to the consumer research process, market segmentation, consumer motivation, personality and consumer behavior, consumer perception, consumer learning, consumer attitude formation and change, communication and consumer behavior, the family and its social class standing, influence of culture on consumer behavior, subcultures and consumer behavior, cross cultural and global consumer behavior, diffusion of innovations, consumer social responsibility, and green marketing.
Prerequisites: MKT305 Marketing Fundamentals

MKT410 - Marketing Research

This course provides students with the fundamentals of marketing research and provides them with extensive information on how to use it. Topics include: the marketing research process, characteristics of the marketing research industry, defining the problem and determining research objectives, research design, secondary data and online information databases, standardized information sources, exploratory and qualitative research techniques, evaluating survey data collection methods, measurement in marketing research, developing questions and designing the questionnaire, determining how to select the sample, determining the size of a sample, dealing with field work and data quality issues, descriptive analysis, performing tests, regression analysis, and research reporting and presentation.
Prerequisites: MKT305 Marketing Fundamentals

MKT420 - Internet Marketing

The Internet and other technologies have had a profound effect on the way we do business. This transformation has resulted in new business techniques that add customer value, build customer relationships, and increase company profitability. This course explores the Internet in the context of business issues that concern marketers. Topics will include website usability, search engine optimization, and pay-per-click marketing. Social media and mobile marketing are also examined.
Prerequisites: MKT305 Marketing Fundamentals

MKT430 - Channel Management

This course explores the fundamentals of market channel management. Topics include the design, development, maintenance, and management of effective relationships among worldwide marketing channels to achieve sustainable competitive advantage by using strategic and managerial frames of reference.
Prerequisites: MKT305 Marketing Fundamentals

BUS415 - eCommerce

This course covers the three major driving forces behind e-commerce, technology change, business development, and social issues. Topics include: technology infrastructure for e-commerce, the Internet and www, building an e-commerce web site, security and payment, business concepts and social issues, online retailing and services, online content and media, social networks, auctions, portals, and B2B e-commerce.

BUS420 - Data Management

This course introduces the essential concepts students need to create and use small databases. Topics include: database fundamentals, the relational mode, structured query language, database design, data modeling and the entity-relationship model, database management, database administration, database processing applications, and database processing for business intelligence.
Prerequisites: BUS415 eCommerce

BUS430 - Fulfillment and Customer Service

This course presents the fundamentals of the customer service industry, current trends and the ability to interpret those trends, and the primary abilities and strategies which lead to the successful implementation of customer service. It pinpoints the skills needed to improve and sustain customer satisfaction and business relationships.
Prerequisites: BUS415 eCommerce

FIN440 - Corporate Finance

This course presents core principles of corporate finance within a unique organizational structure that builds from perfect to imperfect markets. This unifying perspective and an example-driven presentation develop students’ understanding by building from simple to complex and from concrete to theoretical. Topics include: Time Value of Money, uncertainty, risk and return, fluctuating interest rates, capital budgeting, comparables, financial theories (CAPM assumptions and M&M propositions), and capital structure.
Prerequisites: FIN 310 Finance Fundamentals

FIN445 - Investments and Portfolio Management

This course explores international capital markets using numerous examples to illustrate the applications of concepts and theories. Topics include: currency exchange rates, foreign exchange parity relations, foreign exchange determination and forecasting, international asset pricing, equity concepts and techniques, global bond investing, alternative investments, the case for international diversification; derivatives, currency risk management, global performance evaluation, and structuring the global investment process.
Prerequisites: FIN310 Finance Fundamentals

FIN450 - International Finance

This course will illustrate how the leaders of tomorrow’s multinational enterprises will recognize and capitalize on the unique characteristics of global markets. Topics include: globalization and the multinational enterprise, financial goals & governance, the international monetary system, the balance of payments, current multinational financial challenges, the foreign exchange market, foreign currency derivatives, interest rate and cross currency swaps; foreign exchange rate determination & forecasting, transaction exposure, operating exposure, translation exposure, the global cost and availability of capital, international portfolio theory & investment, foreign direct investment theory & strategy, multinational capital budgeting, multinational tax management, working capital management and international trade finance.
Prerequisites: FIN310 Finance Fundamentals

FIN455 - Financial Institution Management

This course focuses on managing return and risk in modern financial institutions. The central theme is that the risks faced by managers and the methods and markets through which these risks are managed are becoming increasingly similar, whether an institution is chartered as a commercial bank, a savings bank, an investment bank, or an insurance company. Although the traditional nature of each sector’s product activity is analyzed, a greater emphasis is placed on new areas of activities such as asset security, off-balance-sheet banking and international banking.
Prerequisites: FIN310 Finance Fundamentals

ACC400 - Intermediate Accounting

This course integrates FARS/Codification exercises, cases, and simulations into the lessons and introduces students to the codification project. It explores how to leverage everyday accounting programs like Excel, GLS, and other computerized accounting software giving students a strong background in the tools needed in the accounting profession.
Prerequisites: ACC300 Accounting I & ACC301 Accounting II

ACC405 - Advanced Accounting

This course allows students to think critically about accounting, just as they will do preparing for the CPA exam. Students gain a well-balanced appreciation of the Accounting profession and explore financial reporting as a product of intense and considered debate that continues today and into the future.
Prerequisites: ACC400 Intermediate Accounting

ACC425 - Accounting Information Systems

This course presents an overview of the conceptual foundations of Accounting information Systems (AIS). It explores control and audit of accounting information systems, accounting information systems applications, and the systems development process. Topics include: transaction cycles and controls, systems life cycle, databases and data modeling, computer-based controls, fraud, and auditing.
Prerequisites: ACC300 Accounting I & ACC301 Accounting II

ACC440 - Auditing and Attestation

Revised annually, this course is a comprehensive study for the Certified Public Accountant’s (CPA) Exam and prepares students with detailed outlines, study guidelines and skill-building problems and solutions that help them to identify, focus on, and master the specific topics that need the most work. It contains all current AICPA content requirements in auditing and attestation.
Prerequisites: ACC400 Intermediate Accounting

BUS460 - Global Business Foundations

This course illustrates how successful managers must function in a competitive world. It emphasizes skills development, emerging markets, and geographical literacy. Topics include: an overview of international business; global marketplaces and business centers; legal, technological, and political forces; the role of culture; ethics and social responsibility in international business; international trade and investment theory; international monetary system and the balance of payments; exchange and international financial markets; international cooperation among nations; international strategic management; strategies for analyzing and entering foreign markets; international organization design and control; leadership and employee behavior in international business; international marketing; international financial management; human resource management and labor relations.

BUS465 - Trade in International Business

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of trade in international operations and provides an informative focus on the future development of the world economy. Students will explore the underlying issues involved in developing and managing cross-border trade, the structure of the global economy, the dynamics governing world trade, the practice of export trade – the methods, procedures, conventions, documentation and laws. Finally, students will examine the prospects and likely future development of global trade.
Prerequisites: BUS460 Global Business Foundations

BUS470 - Legal Operations in International Business

This course emphasizes practical application and theory of international business law. Students will explore the diversity and similarity of how firms are currently regulated and governed around the world. Topics include: structure of the legal environment for global business, international relations, multinational enterprises, dispute settlement across national borders, rules for global trade in goods and services, and legal issues involving foreign investment, intellectual property, money and banking, sales, transportation, financing, and taxation.
Prerequisites: BUS460 Global Business Foundations

MKT435 - Marketing Concepts in International Business

This course illustrates the excitement, challenges, and controversies of global marketing. Case studies feature high-profile, real-world companies and products, allowing students to explore the latest research, master concepts, and understand the challenges associated with marketing in a global arena.
Prerequisites: BUS460 Global Business Foundations

PM400 - Fundamentals of Project Management

This course examines the basic principles behind project management; its purpose, the profession, the discipline, its basic concepts and techniques and accepted managerial practices. The primary focus of the course is on the basic framework of project management; methods required to initiate, plan, execute and monitor a project to successful completion.

PM410 - Project Quality and Risk Management

Drawing from a basic understanding of quality standards, best practices and methodologies such as Six Sigma and ISO 9000, this course examines the fundamental principles, and critical importance of quality and risk in the managing of projects and the products of projects. Students explore the steps involved in prioritizing requirements and establishing metrics to define and assure quality and effectively identify and manage risks to projects.
Prerequisites: PM400 Fundamentals of Project Management

PM420 - Intermediate Project Management

This course combines the academic and Institutional frameworks of Project Management with its practical business applications. This course provides the broad based knowledge required to perform effectively as a project manager and introduces more advanced concepts and tools, aligning concepts with the Project Management Institute’s standard A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide).
Prerequisites: PM400 Fundamentals of Project Management

PM430 - Effective Project Management

This course takes the student beyond basic project management methodologies and into advanced knowledge that includes executive management considerations, agile practices and soft skills. It provides the advanced knowledge required to perform as an experienced leader of projects and people.
Prerequisites: PM400 Fundamentals of Project Management

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