Business, Leadership & Management Course Offerings

BUSA 201 Exploration in the Business/Nonprofit Community [4]
Introduces both the business world and nonprofit management including enterprise management, human resources management, marketing products and services, financial management and business ethics. Explores differences and similarities between business and nonprofit management.

BUSA 210 Financial Accounting [4]
Financial accounting principles for external decision makers considering investment in a business or contribution to a nonprofit. Origins and uses of financial information; accounting concepts and principles; logic; content and format of financial statements; accounting issues in the global community. Preparation of the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement.

BUSA 211 Managerial Accounting [4]
Use of accounting data for internal decision making, planning, and operational control. Understanding accounting principles, financial statements, cash management, cost accounting, fund management, budgeting, capital budgeting, and risk management. Prerequisite: BUSA 210.

BUSA 260 Career Development Planning: ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go!’ [4]
Achieve personal growth while facing the unique challenges of managing your career development. Students in this course create a personal development program, learn to understanding the job market, gain insight on motivation strategies, communication styles, leadership attributes, cover letter and resume writing, job interviewing strategies, and follow-up with organizations after the job interview. Included in this course are several trips to local premiere businesses and companies with the opportunity to make professional connections and gain real-world job skills.

BUSA 301 Financial Management [4]
An introduction to the art and science of managing money at the corporate level or in the nonprofit community. Topics include short-term cash management, capital budgeting, time value of money concepts, balance between risk and reward, and financial analysis techniques. Prerequisite: BUSA 210 and BUSA 211.

BUSA 310 Economics [4]
An introduction to the business and financial world of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomic issues will include supply and demand analysis, and business decision making in economic environments of perfect competition, oligopolies and monopolies. Macroeconomic issues will include policies to address recessions, inflation, and unemployment.

BUSA 320 Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations/Grantwriting [4]
Address the resources important for a nonprofit organization to function. Issues of philanthropy and availability of other resources, donor relations, fund development, fund raising, grant writing, and social enterprise development. The composition and function of nonprofit organizations, including the development and functions of boards, volunteers, and governance. A key project will be writing a grant proposal.

BUSA 330 Global Business Environment [4]
An introduction to the global business environment, looking at the interactions and external pressures corporations and non-profits face while doing business or providing services in the world economy. With increasing complexity and interdependence institutions must operate within the framework of the global marketplace. Thus they must understand the economic, political, technological, and social-cultural environmental factors facing them to be successful, while still behaving in an ethical and responsible manner. Prerequisite: BUSA 201, may be taken concurrently with this course.

BUSA 350 Intermediate Accounting I [4]
This is the first of two intermediate accounting courses that focus on developing an in-depth understanding of Financial Accounting. This course will focus on the development of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and examine a number of issues related to preparation of the Balance Sheet and the Income Statement. The course will also include an in-depth examination of accounting issues related to a firm’s assets, such as inventory, receivables, and fixed assets. Prerequisites: BUSA 210 and 211 or equivalent course work.

BUSA 351 Intermediate Accounting II
The second course of the intermediate accounting sequence will focus on issues related to liability and equity accounting, corporate income taxes, pension accounting, and leases. The course will also include a detailed examination of issues related to the Statement of Cash Flow, fully diluted Earnings per Share calculations, and full disclosure financial reporting. Prerequisites: BUSA 210, 211 and 350 or equivalent course work.

BUSA 401 Human Resources Management [4]
Human resources issues that impact organizations, such as oversight, personnel management, volunteer management, team building, compensation planning, and time management. In addition, issues involved in hiring and working with employees, such as EEOC, fair labor standards, motivation, discipline, selection, and position descriptions. Includes a seminar with either general or nonprofit emphasis.

BUSA 410 Business Law and Ethics [2]
Explore legal issues in both the business and non-profit world. Examine legal issues that managers of both for-profit and non-profit organizations need to understand to make informed decisions. Also examine ethical issues to consider both in the United States and internationally. Special attention is paid to ethical and moral issues.

BUSA 420 Managing the Non-Profit Organization [2]
Focus on the unique challenges of managing a non-profit organization. Topics include achieving and maintaining non-profit status, defining the mission and goals of the non-profit organization, measuring success for the non-profit institution, managing a volunteer workforce, building and maintaining successful donor relations, fund accounting, selecting and attracting board members, and the role of the global Non-Government Organization (NGO).

BUSA 430 Operations and Management [2]
An examination of key concepts, such as quantitative techniques, and practices applied by world managers in the production of goods and services, including the study of methods of behavior, input and output relationships, system and facility design, scheduling and inventory control systems, management information systems, and facility locations.

BUSA 435 Business Information Systems [4]
Focuses upon how business and non-profit organizations use information systems to achieve business objectives. Analyzes the ways marketing, manufacturing, finance and human resources managers use information to manage business activities and achieve organizational goals.

BUSA 440 Strategic Planning [4]
Examines how firms develop business strategies to adapt to changing business environments and new business opportunities. Brings together information learned in finance, economics, marketing and human resources classes to analyze how firms can create and implement plans to achieve a successful future. Case studies are used to illustrate real-life challenges organizations have faced. Prerequisite: upper division status.

BUSA 480 Non-Profit Practicum [4]
Participation in a nonprofit organization for at least 20 hours per week under direct supervision of a nonprofit professional in conjunction with a seminar.

BUSA 485 Business Practicum [4]
Participation in an organization for at least 20 hours per week under direct supervision of a professional, taken in conjunction with a seminar.