Course Description Information
The course descriptions that are listed below provide information about the content of the course(s). The courses are listed in alphabetical order.
The term prerequisite refers to a course that must be taken prior to the course listed. Corequisite refers to a course that must be taken at the same time as another course.
The courses have a three-letter sequence followed by three numbers and the name of the course. Each course has a series of numbers that defines the course. The first number represents the number of lecture hours per week; the second represents the number of lab hours; the third number presents the clinical hours per week; the last number represents the number of credit hours assigned to the course.
CIS 110 Intro to Computers 2-2-3
2= class hours per week
2= lab hours per week
3= credit hours for the course
General Education Core (40 Semester Hours)
ENG 111 College Composition (3-0-3)
First year composition writing. Introduction to rhetoric and college-level writing, reading, and thinking. Students develop individual writing process, research, and self-assessment strategies.
MAT 151 Survey of Mathematics (3-0-3)
This course provides an introduction in a non-technical setting to selected topics in mathematics. Topics include, but are not limited to, sets, logic, probability, statistics, matrices, mathematical systems, geometry, topology, mathematics of finance, and modeling.
CIS 110 Intro to Computers (2-2-3)
Overview of computers and information technology, including history, terminology, and ethical issues. Use of application software for word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, network browsers, presentation graphics software, and web design.
ORI 101 Orientation to College Success (1-0-1)
Instruction in the utilization of essential learning strategies to promote collegiate and lifelong learning. Personal habits of successful learners, academic ethics, time management, class discussion skills, and critical reading.
ENG 112 College Composition II (3-0-3)
Development of writing skills necessary for academic work at all levels, including skills in rhetoric, grammar, electronic research, and documentation.
MAT 171 Statistics (3-0-3)
Descriptive statistics, exploratory data analysis, probability distributions, correlation, regression, estimation, and hypothesis testing.
ENG 151 Public Speaking (3-0-3)
Effective oral communication through analysis and practice of basic speech skills; control of vocal mechanisms; audience analysis; speech construction and interpretive skills of public speaking.
PED 101 Health & Wellness (1-2-2)
This course is designed to promote an understanding of wellness and related behavior that contributes to a healthy lifestyle.
PHI 105 Critical Thinking (3-0-3)
This course explores issues about the nature and techniques of critical thought, viewed as a way to establish a reliable basis for our claims, beliefs, and attitudes about the world. We explore multiple perspectives, placing established facts, theories, and practices in tension with alternatives to see how could be otherwise. Views about observation and interpretation, reasoning and inference, valuing and judging, and the production of knowledge in its social context are considered. Special attention is given to translating what is learned into strategies, materials, and interventions for use in students’ own educational and professional settings.
PSY 150 Intro to Psychology (3-0-3)
An Introduction to the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Includes topics in social, abnormal, health, clinical, developmental, biological, and experimental psychology.
SOC 150 Intro to Sociology (3-0-3)
Basic sociological concepts and processes. Analysis of human behavior in social structure and cultural contexts. Topics include deviance, change, and progress.
BIO 110 General Biology (3-2-4)
An Introduction to the principles and concepts of biology. Emphasis is placed on basic biological chemistry, cell structure and function, metabolism and energy transformation, genetics, evolution, classification, and other related topics.
CHM 110 General Chemistry (3-2-4)
This course covers fundamental principles and laws of chemistry. Topics include measurement, atomic and molecular structure, periodicity, chemical reactions, chemical bonding, stiochiometry, gas laws, and solutions.
BIO 151 Anatomy & Physiology (3-2-4)
A basic study of the structure of the human body. Topics include a basic study of the physiology of integumentary, muscular, skeletal, nervous and endocrine systems will be covered, as well as the basic chemistry, molecular and cellular biology necessary to understand the structure and function of the human body.
ART 111 Art Appreciation (3-0-3)
An introduction to the origins and historical development of art. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of design principals to various art forms including, but not limited to, sculpture, painting, and architecture.
DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation (3-0-3)
A study of art, craft, and business of the theatre. Emphasis is placed on the audience’s appreciation of the work of the playwright, director, actor, designer, producer, and critic.
MUS 110 Music Appreciation (3-0-3)
This course is a basic survey of the music of the Western world. Emphasis is placed on the elements of music, terminology, composers, form, and style within a historical perspective.
REL 110 World Religion (3-0-3)
An introduction to the world’s major religions Topics include important traditions, ideas, and practices of major religions in historical and cultural context.
PHI 210 Intro to Ethics (3-0-3)
An introduction to contemporary and controversial ethical issues that face the business community. Topics include moral reasoning, moral dilemmas, law and morality, equity, justice and fairness, ethical standards, and moral development.
Core Business Courses (35 Semester Hours)
BUS 110 Intro to Business (3-0-3)
An introduction to the study of business strategy. Topics include the basic principles and practices of contemporary business. Students develop an understanding of business concepts as a foundation for studying other business subjects.
ACC 115 Principles of Accounting I (4-0-4)
Fundamentals of accounting theory for sole proprietorships and partnerships. Classification of accounts; analysis and recording of business transactions; development of financial statements. Use of spreadsheet to organize data and solve problems.
ACC 152 Principles of Accounting II (4-0-4)
Fundamentals of accounting theory for corporations; budgeting; process cost accounting. Analysis of financial statements and cash flows, including the time value of money.
MKT 120 Principles of Marketing (3-0-3)
An introduction to principles and problems of marketing goods and services. Topics include promotion, placement, and pricing strategies for products.
BUS 201 Principles of Management (3-0-3)
An overview of the major functions of management. Emphasis is placed on planning, organizing, controlling, directing, and communicating.
BUS 210 Business Communication (3-0-3)
This course is designed to develop skills in writing business communications. Emphasis is placed on business reports, correspondence, and professional presentations.
BUS 215 Business Law I (3-0-3)
An introduction to the ethics and legal framework of business. Emphasis is placed on contracts, negotiable instruments, Uniform Commercial Code, and the working of the court systems. Upon completion, students should be able to apply ethical issues and laws covered to selected business decision-making situations.
BUS 216 Business Law II (3-0-3)
This course continues the study of ethics and business law. Emphasis is placed on bailments, sales, risk-bearing, forms of business ownership, and copyrights.
BUS 230 Principles of Finance (3-0-3)
An overview of business financial management. Emphasis placed on financial statement analysis, time value of money, management of cash flow, risk and return, and sources of financing.
ECO 210 Principles of Economics I (3-0-3)
An overview of the nature of economic choices as faced by individuals and businesses, basic supply and demand analysis, applications to taxation, trade, and environmental issues.
ECO 220 Principles of Economics II (3-0-3)
Historical answers to questions of society-wide problems including business cycle fluctuations, data collection, functions of money and related economic institutions. Emphasis on ability to understand media descriptions of economic phenomena
Elective Business Courses (21 Semester Hours)
This course includes a study of the qualities, behaviors, and personal styles exhibited by leaders.
BUS 301 Intro to Human Resource Management (3-0-3)
An introduction to the functions of personnel/human resource management within an organization. Topics include equal opportunity and the legal environment, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, employee development, compensation planning, and employee relations.
BUS 305 Retail Management (3-0-3)
Retailing organization and management: including store location merchandise management, expense analysis and control, and current issues and trends.
BUS 310 Fundamentals of Project Management (3-0-3)
This course examines project management roles and environments, the project life cycle, and various techniques of work planning, and control and evaluation to achieve project objectives. Other topics include project initiation, budgeting, communications, execution, team management, control, and closure.
BUS 315 Business Analytics (3-0-3)
This course is designed for students, business analysts, and data scientists who want to apply statistical knowledge and techniques to business contexts. With this course, you’ll have a first overview on Strategic Business Analytics topics.
BUS 325 Entrepreneurship (3-0-3)
An introduction to the principles of entrepreneurship. Topics include self-analysis of entrepreneurship readiness, the role of entrepreneur in economic development, legal problems, organizational structure, sources of financing, budgeting, and cash flow.
BUS 320 Healthcare Management (3-0-3)
The course explores fundamental concepts of management theory as applied to health care. Students will examine the organizational structure of the health care delivery system and administrative processes such as planning, problem solving, decision making, and quality productivity improvement. Emphasis will also be placed on the major issues and problem areas confronting health service administrators.
BUS 330 Gaming Management (3-0-3)
This course is also designed to give the student a broad overview of the workings of a typical commercial casino environment. We will review the history of legal gambling and how it has evolved into the present. We will be reviewing the types of casinos, organizational structure, the financial flow of various departments, table games, slots, race and sports books, operational analysis, casino marketing, special events and the regulatory environment in various venues.
BUS 335 Hospitality Management (3-0-3)
An overview of facility operations including planning and design, facility systems, housekeeping, environmental, safety and security concerns, and resource management. Emphasis on organizational structure, divisional operations, and management responsibilities.
BUS 340 Fundamentals of International Business (3-0-3)
Introduction to the context and operation of international business. Topics include international trade theory, trade agreements and blocs, international finance, global marketing, international human resource management and global strategy.
NPA 405 Fundamentals of a Non-profit (2-0-2)
This course covers basic non-profit terminology and the purpose of the non-profit in today’s society. Students will come to understand what the product of a non-profit is, how it differs from a for-profit business, and its economic impact on the community where it resides. Students will learn why the bottom line of a non-profit is judged differently from a for-profit business, and what this means to a non-profit manager.
Accounting (29 Semester Hours)
BUS 405 Internship (0-0-12-4)
Accounting students are involved in practical on-the-job experience in a professional environment. Each student develops a learning contract with the site supervisor and faculty member that includes an internship-related project. Evaluation of the internship experience is based on performance of the student as reviewed with the employer and faculty member.
BUS 460 Quantitative Analysis for Business (2-0-2)
A study of the quantitative methods and data analysis methods commonly used in business. Emphasis on business application methodologies such as fundamental algebra, systems of linear equations, differentiation and optimization.
ACC 405 Spreadsheets (3-0-3)
Advanced spreadsheet topics within accounting and business contexts. Focus on spreadsheet preparation and analysis to enhance decision-making skills related to all functional areas of a business. Examples include depreciation calculations, loan amortization schedules, and the use of pivot tables.
ACC 415 Taxation I (3-0-3)
Background and history of income taxation; current income tax law, preparation of federal and state income tax returns. An examination of the federal income tax law and its application to individuals. Topics include: an understanding of gross income, deductions, gains and losses, laws and procedures that apply to federal income taxation of individuals and individually taxed business entities.
ACC 420 Taxation II (3-0-3)
Expanded study of federal tax laws affecting the various corporate entities, partnerships, estates, and trusts. Topics include: an understanding of laws and procedures that apply to federal income taxation of partnerships, S-corporations, and C-corporations, other corporate structures and tax preparation.
ACC 425 Auditing (3-0-3)
Study of the independent auditor’s examination of the accounting control system and other evidence as a basis of expressing an opinion on a client’s financial statements. Basic audit objectives, standards, ethics, terminology, procedures, and reports.
ACC 430 Cost and Managerial Accounting (3-0-3)
A study of budgeting and policy-making, systems design, responsibility accounting and motivation, standard cost systems, variance analysis, cost behavior patterns, relevant costs, contribution analysis, and income effects of costing alternatives.
ACC 435 Accounting Information Systems (3-0-3)
A study of accounting information systems with an emphasis on business processes, transaction initiation and recording, and internal controls.
ACC 440 Intermediate Accounting (3-0-3)
Accounting theory and procedures, including inventory valuation, corporate investment, valuation of tangible and intangible assets, long-term debt, corporate capital, reserves, funds flow, and financial statement analysis.
ACC 445 Accounting Capstone (2-0-2)
This is a capstone course in Accounting that focuses on strategic operational methods within the industry. Theoretical strategies are explored through a variety of readings, case studies, and class discussions. Students complete an applied research or practicum project in an area related to their specific focus within the accounting industry. Current trends in the industry and career interests are explored.
Entrepreneurship (29 Semester Hours)
Nearly 90 percent of businesses in the U.S. have fewer than 20 workers and 9 million Americans are self-employed. Our program in entrepreneurship can equip you to understand the key elements of financial management, planning, and strategy for entrepreneurs.
BUS 405 Internship (0-0-12-4)
Entrepreneurship students are involved in practical on-the-job experience in a professional environment. Each student develops a learning contract with the site supervisor and faculty member that includes an internship-related project. Evaluation of the internship experience is based on performance of the student as reviewed with the employer and faculty member.
ENT 405 Financial Management in the Small Business (3-0-3)
This course focuses on the role that financial management plays in the development and sustainability of a small business. This course provides a detailed review of forecasting, budgeting, daily cash flow management techniques and monitoring financial performance. Specifically, students will address funding, debt management, cash-flow management, financial planning, and capital budgeting from the small business perspective.
ENT 410 Business Law for Small Business and Entrepreneurs (3-0-3)
This course provides students with an overview of the legal issues faced by small businesses and entrepreneurs. Students will examine the legal aspects of incorporation, human resource considerations, the regulatory environment, and legal business structures.
ENT 415 Small Business: Structure, Planning, Funding (3-0-3)
This course provides an overview of the Small Business from concept through funding. Emphasis on designing a competitive business model, crafting the business plan, forms of ownership and exploring funding options.
ENT 420 Evaluating New Business Opportunities (3-0-3)
This course focuses on evaluating the benefits and risks associated with new business opportunities. This includes reviewing the projected return on investment, the role of risk, investor considerations, strategic planning, and modeling techniques to analyze possible business ventures.
ENT 425 Small Business and Entrepreneurial Planning (3-0-3)
This course focuses on the development of a strategic business plan applicable for the needs of a small business or entrepreneurial venture. This will include a strategic application of financial planning, capital management, marketing, people management, and leadership. Special emphasis is placed on adapting the business plan to the realistic needs of a small business owner and entrepreneur.
ENT 430 Small Business Marketing (3-0-3)
Knowing your customer, growing your customer base and creating a consumer driven culture are key drivers of sustainability in the small business. This course focuses on the functions of evaluating opportunities, creating value, developing effective pricing and advertising strategy.
ENT 435 Critical Thinking & Decision Making in Business (2-0-2)
This course explores the critical thinking techniques necessary to be an effective manager within an organizational setting. Students will focus on critical thinking and reasoning methods as they apply to management concepts within a work environment. Other topics include the use of critical thinking skills in the decision-making process as it applies for successful performance of employees and organizations and achieving desired business goals.
ENT 440 Statistics for Decision Making (3-0-3)
This course introduces the use of statistics for business decision making. After completion of this course, students will be able to explain how to obtain a suitable sample of business data and evaluate its validity and reliability for statistical inferences, produce tables and charts to organize and display business data, interpret numerical business data using measures of central tendency and variability, apply fundamental concepts probability theory for inferential decision making for business, and perform trend analyses.
ENT 445 Entrepreneurship Capstone (2-0-2)
This is a capstone course in Entrepreneurship that focuses on strategic operational methods within the industry. Theoretical strategies are explored through a variety of readings, case studies, and class discussions. Students complete an applied research or practicum project in an area related to their specific focus within the entrepreneurship industry. Current trends in the industry and career interests are explored.
Human Resource Management (29 Semester Hours)
BUS 405 Internship (0-0-12-4)
Human Resource students are involved in practical on-the-job experience in a professional environment. Each student develops a learning contract with the site supervisor and faculty member that includes an internship-related project. Evaluation of the internship experience is based on performance of the student as reviewed with the employer and faculty member.
BUS 450 Managing Human Capital (2-0-2)
This course focuses on strategies and tools that managers use to maximize employee contribution and create organizational excellence. You will learn talent management strategies to motivate and develop employees as well as best practices to manage performance for added value.
HRM 415 Employment Law (3-0-3)
This course provides an overview of federal statutes and state-regulated areas that impact the personnel function. Among topics addressed are EEO and affirmative action, OSHA, ERISA, FMLA, and ADA; employee privacy issues (polygraph testing, drug and alcohol testing, employer searching and monitoring); and wrongful discharge.
HRM 420 Workforce Planning: Recruitment & Selection (3-0-3)
This course focuses on building a highly skilled workforce by using effective strategies and tactics for recruiting, selecting, hiring, and retaining employees.
HRM 425 Training and Development (3-0-3)
Training and Development focuses on the development of human capital (i.e., growing talent) by applying effective learning theories and practices for training and developing employees. The course will help develop essential skills for improving and empowering organizations through high-caliber training and development processes. There are no prerequisites.
HRM 430 Compensation and Benefits (3-0-3)
This course explores topics in basic total compensation design and decision-making. It will provide the student with knowledge required for planning, developing, and administering total compensation programs that are compliant with government laws and regulations. Topics include: wage decisions, budgeting, benefits, incentive plans, and retirement plans.
HRM 435 Organizational Behavior (3-0-3)
This course prepares students to understand the influence that behavior has on leading and managing organizations. After completion of this course, students will be able to describe the role of a manager within an organization, summarize key concepts and terminology related to organizational behavior, explain the influence of leadership styles on individual performance, examine the roles and interaction of group and team members, describe the relationship between job fit, job satisfaction, and job performance, and the relationship between the human resource function and organizational development.
HRM 440 Change Management (3-0-3)
Change Management provides an understanding of change and an overview of successfully managing change using various methods and tools. Emphasizing change theories and various best practices, this course covers how to recognize and implement change using an array of other effective strategies, including those related to innovation and leadership. Other topics include approaches to change, diagnosing and planning for change, implementing change, and sustaining change.
HRM 445 Case Strategies in HR (3-0-3)
This course focuses on strategic HR management and key issues that are opportunities and challenges for the HR function. The course explores how to align human resource management (HRM) with the business strategies, and the emerging issues facing business, and to understand the HRM competencies and leadership skills necessary to be a true strategic business partner. Students will examine what strategic HRM planning is and how to do it, as well as learning how to manage the necessary change in emerging business environments. The course will define the new roles and expectations of companies for the HRM functions.
HRM 450 HR Management Capstone (2-0-2)
This is a capstone course in Human Resource Management that focuses on strategic operational methods within the industry. Theoretical strategies are explored through a variety of readings, case studies, and class discussions. Students complete an applied research or practicum project in an area related to their specific focus within the human resource industry. Current trends in the industry and career interests are explored.
Management / Leadership (29 Semester Hours)
BUS 405 Internship (0-0-12-4)
Management/Leadership students are involved in practical on-the-job experience in a professional environment. Each student develops a learning contract with the site supervisor and faculty member that includes an internship-related project. Evaluation of the internship experience is based on performance of the student as reviewed with the employer and faculty member.
BUS 415 Organizational Behavior (3-0-3)
Successful organizations strive to hire the best talent and seek innovative strategies on how to retain them. Leaders attempt to create an environment that is appealing by soliciting feedback on what motivates them to stay. This course examines the field of organizational behavior and the various research strategies in areas such as personality, motivation, values, stress, leadership skills, power bases, and communication. It is designed to explore the attitudes and behavior of leaders and employees.
BUS 420 Becoming an Effective Leader (3-0-3)
Provides a foundation in personal leadership development. Experience focuses on the undergraduate experience and preparation for career. The course also prepares students for skills in leading organizations: meeting planning, decision-making, team motivation and partnerships. Students identify, apply, and reflect on aspects of leadership development, including concepts of personal change toward effective leadership in a changing environment. You will learn how to influence followers, manage organizational culture, and enhance your effectiveness as a leader.
BUS 425 Leadership Styles (3-0-3)
This course explores major theories for and approaches to leadership, leadership style evaluation, and personal leadership development while focusing on motivation, development, and achievement of others. You will learn how to influence followers, manage organizational culture, and enhance your effectiveness as a leader.
BUS 430 Strategic Management (3-0-3)
This course focuses on models and practices of strategic management including developing and implementing both short- and long-term strategy and evaluating performance to achieve strategic goals and objectives.
BUS 435 Leading Teams (3-0-3)
This course helps students establish team objectives, align the team purpose with organizational goals, build credibility and trust, and develop the talents of individuals to enhance team performance.
BUS 440 Change Management & Innovation (3-0-3)
This course provides an overview of change theories and innovation practices. This course will emphasize the role of leadership in influencing and managing change in response to challenges and opportunities facing organizations.
BUS 445 Decision Making (3-0-3)
This course presents critical problem-solving methodologies, including field research and data collection methods that enhance organizational performance.
BUS 460 Managing Organization/Leading People (2-0-2)
This course covers principles of effective management and leadership that maximize organizational performance. The following topics are included: the role and functions of a manager, analysis of personal leadership styles, approaches to self-awareness and self-assessment, and application of foundational leadership and management skills.
BUS 465 Management & Leadership Capstone (2-0-2)
This is a capstone course in Management & Leadership that focuses on strategic operational methods within the industry. Theoretical strategies are explored through a variety of readings, case studies, and class discussions. Students complete an applied research or practicum project in an area related to their specific focus within the management & leadership industry. Current trends in the industry and career interests are explored.
Marketing (29 Semester Hours)
Marketing students are involved in practical on-the-job experience in a professional environment. Each student develops a learning contract with the site supervisor and faculty member that includes an internship-related project. Evaluation of the internship experience is based on performance of the student as reviewed with the employer and faculty member.
MKT 410 Marketing Applications (3-0-3)
Marketing Applications allows students to apply their knowledge of core marketing principles by creating a comprehensive marketing plan. The plan will apply knowledge of the marketing planning process, market analysis, and the marketing mix (product, place, promotion, and price).
MKT 405 Marketing Fundamentals (3-0-3)
This course develops an understanding of the complexities public and private organizations face in developing, establishing, and implementing marketing strategies in both domestic and international markets. Areas of study include: basic marketing concepts, marketing research, consumer behavior, branding, products/services, pricing, distribution channels, promotions, ethical marketing practices, global and multicultural marketing, and the technologies used throughout the marketing process.
MKT 415 Marketing Management Concepts (3-0-3)
Marketing Management Concepts prepares students to learn core principles in marketing management. Topics include a wide array of marketing management concepts such as the buyer decision process, segmenting markets, competitive advantage, product mix management theory, price policy, distribution strategy, and sales management. This course is completed in conjunction with AST1.
MKT 420 Marketing Management Tasks (3-0-3)
Marketing Management is completed in conjunction with ASC1. Marketing management concepts are applied to specific activities designed to prepare students for real-world scenarios. Topics include a wide array of marketing management concepts such as the buyer decision process, segmenting markets, competitive advantage, product mix management theory, price policy, distribution strategy, and sales management.
MKT 425 Consumer Behavior (3-0-3)
This is an introductory course in analyzing consumer and purchasing behaviors as basic considerations in the development of a marketing mix. Economic, social, psychological, and cultural factors are considered as they relate to the development of marketing programs.
MKT 430 Marketing Tools (3-0-3)
In this course, you will examine the tools available to you across the different areas of digital marketing, providing you with key insights along the way. Anson covers industry-leading solutions for social media marketing, email marketing, digital advertising, content creation, search engine optimization (SEO), and affiliate marketing. Upon wrapping up this course, you’ll be better equipped to navigate the world of digital marketing and home in on the best tools for your company.
MKT 435 Marketing Research (3-0-3)
This course covers basic research methodology applied to marketing issues. Students study methods and techniques for collection, analysis, and interpretation of primary and secondary data for customer and business marketing.
MKT 440 Business to Business Marketing (2-0-2)
A comprehensive study of the nature and scope of industrial or business-to-business markets: product management, pricing, promotion, and distribution. Also covers assessing industrial marketing opportunities and industrial competitive strategies
MKT 445 Marketing Capstone (2-0-2)
This is a capstone course in Marketing that focuses on strategic operational methods within the industry. Theoretical strategies are explored through a variety of readings, case studies, and class discussions. Students complete an applied research or practicum project in an area related to their specific focus within the marketing industry. Current trends in the industry and career interests are explored.