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ECO 1011: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr.)
This is an introductory treatment of nation-wide economic activity. Topics include the measurement and determination of gross output, inflation and unemployment. Major attention is given to fiscal and monetary policy.

ECO 1012: Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr.)
This is an introductory treatment of the behavior of consumers and business firms and how they interact in markets. Demand and supply analysis is used to show how price and output will change when market conditions change in a variety of different competitive settings. 
Prerequisite: ECO 1011

ECO 2003: Investment Analysis (3 cr.)
This course describes the setting of investment decisions and the fundamental principles guiding them. Emphasis is on securities markets and investment strategies.
Prerequisite: ECO 2018

ECO 2004: Derivative Securities (3 cr.)
Derivative Securities introduces the basic structure of derivative contracts and the markets in which they trade. The course covers strategies for both hedging and speculating and will also build and apply pricing models for futures and options.
Prerequisite:  ECO 2003

ECO 2005: Personal Finance (3 cr.)
An analytical framework is developed to make the financial choices required to fulfill personal goals. Topics include goals definition; wealth building and exponential functions (compounded returns); investment basics with a focus on the evaluation of mutual funds; major purchases; debt; expenditure controls; risk management and insurance; and investment and estate planning. Extensive use is made of computer spreadsheets to perform exercises for the course.
Prerequisites: ECO 1011 & ECO 1012

ECO 2009: Public Finance & Public Policy (3 cr.)
This course analyzes the ways the government taxes, issues debt, redistributes income, and makes expenditures. Alternative tax and transfer structures are examined such as proposals for a flat tax, for privatizing social security and for a negative income tax. The principles of cost-benefit analysis are developed. Tradeoffs between efficient resource allocation and popular notions of justice will be considered in examining most policies.
Prerequisites:  ECO 1011 & ECO1012

ECO 2015: Money and Banking (3 cr.)
This course examines the nature of money, its history and its role in the economy, the demand and supply of money, the Federal Reserve and its relationship to banking and the economy and the financial structure of the economy including financial markets and institutions.
Prerequisites: ECO 1011 & ECO 1012 Note: this course is an alternative to ECO 3020; only one of the two courses may be taken.

ECO 2016: Financial Markets (3 cr.)
This course will involve the study of Financial Markets and the role financial intermediaries play in this environment. Emphasis is on recent developments for the Federal Reserve, Investment Banks, Brokerage Firms, Insurance Companies, and Financial Service Conglomerates. The course will focus on the asset/liability management of Depository and other Financial Institutions, and will provide an overview of commonly utilized financial instruments.
Prerequisites: ECO 1011, ECO 1012 and ECO 2015 or ECO 3020

ECO 2017: Economics & Finance of Health Care Policy (3 cr.)**
This course examines an increasingly important sector of the US economy, as health care now comprises almost 15% of gross domestic product. Further, this sector is one of the least influenced by ordinary market forces, largely because public and private insurance cover more than 80% of health care spending. The result is a unique and complex challenge to public policy: to determine how best to finance and deliver health care, so that it is both efficiently provided and equitably distributed.
Prerequisite: ECO 1012

ECO 2018: Corporation Finance (3 cr.)
This course looks at sources and uses of funds by corporations; the analysis and management of their funds, such as cash, inventories and accounts receivable, and the efficient selection of short, intermediate and long-term funding.
Prerequisites: ECO 1011, ECO 1012, ECO 2060 and MGT 1002/ACC 1002*

ECO 2019: Economics of Competitive Strategy (3 cr.)
This course uses microeconomics as a framework  through which to explore the ways in which  firms(and other organizations)compete. It will  address questions such as: What businesses should  a firm be in? How large should it be? What is the  competitive nature of the markets in which the  firm operates? How should a firm position itself  to compete? What should be the basis of its competitive advantage? How sustainable is its competitive advantage likely to be? How should the firm organize its internal structure and systems?  The course will be grounded in microeconomics but  will spend a great deal of time examining case  studies of actual firms and the markets within  which they function.
Prerequisite: ECO 1012

ECO 2022: Government and Industry (3 cr.)
An examination of how industrial market structure affects the conduct and performance of firms in the economy. Topics include the determinants of market structure, barriers to entry, price and non-price competition, government regulation and anti-trust policy.
Prerequisites:  ECO 1011, ECO 1012

ECO 2026: Advanced Financial Functions of MS Office (3 cr.)**
The course will revisit the decision making theories of economics and finance and cover a number of related applications from the quantitative perspective. It will teach students how to implement financial analysis using Microsoft Excel and Access. The goal of the course is to enhance students' understanding of the principles of Economics and Finance by applying them to real world problems. The course will cover the valuation process along with data-base management, data analysis, regression analysis, and the like.
Prerequisites: ECO 2018 and  MGT 1007.

ECO 2032: Applied Game Theory (3 cr.)
People often make decisions in which the reactions of others must be anticipated and accounted for. Game theory represents a systematic way of thinking strategically. This course develops the basics of the field of game theory and applies this theory to a range of strategic decisions as diverse as those that involve: negotiating contracts; signaling the intent to enter a market; predatory pricing; acting crazy like a fox; finding and attracting the best feasible mate; arranging alliances; and establishing peace among nations. The conditions that produce both conflict and cooperation are explored.
Prerequisites: ECO 1011, ECO 1012

ECO 2045: Economics of Competitive Strategy (3 cr.)
This course applies microeconomics to the analysis of corporate strategy (and even strategy by non-profit corporations).  The characteristics of markets and firms that make strategy possible are examined and superior strategies are identified.  Students will examine contemporary cases. 
Prerequisites: ECO 1011, ECO 1012

ECO 2050: Women in Development (3 cr.)
This course will survey several countries where development strategies have followed different models while gender has played another role. Student projects will explore the question of whether any common elements appear in the relations of gender, religion and economic development around the world.

ECO 2060: Economics and Business Statistics (3 cr.)
This course covers methods of analyzing and summarizing economic and business data; numerical measures of location and dispersion; probability and probability distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing; the correlation coefficient.
Prerequisites: ECO 1011, ECO 1012

ECO 3001: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 cr.)
An intermediate level treatment of the determination of national output, employment and the price level. Classical, Keynesian, monetarist and related models are considered. Additional topics include inflation, unemployment and monetary and fiscal policy.
PrerequisitesECO 1011, ECO 1012

ECO 3002: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 cr.)
An intermediate level treatment of consumer behavior and market demand, the theory of the firm, production, cost and supply. Perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly markets will be considered.
Prerequisites: ECO 1011 & ECO 1012

ECO 3008: Applied Econometrics (3 cr.)
Statistical analysis of econometric phenomena will be conducted using standard regression models. Theoretical foundations will be established in the classroom while emphasis is placed on practical applications to individual projects designed by each student. Prerequisites: Principles of Economics I and II, Economic and Business Statistics and at least one other economics course.
Prerequisites: ECO.1011, ECO.1012, ECO 2060   plus an additional course from subject ECO.

ECO 3012: Portfolio Analysis (3 cr.)
This course considers both individual and institutional portfolio management.  It examines portfolio objectives, linking them to appropriate strategies, as well as the asset allocation decision, equity and fixed income portfolios and portfolio evaluation and revision. 
Prerequisite: ECO 2018

ECO 3016: International Trade (3 cr.)
This course will acquaint the student with the phenomenon of globalization and what it means for all participants in the world economy. Different economic systems around the world will be examined. Students will learn about the theoretical bases for trade and discuss commercial policies, including the theory and practice of protection, regional trading blocs and resource mobility. A discussion of global finance and foreign debt will be followed by a look at economic development and growth in the poor nations of the world. Different models and relevant issues of development will be analyzed.
Prerequisites: ECO 1011, ECO 1012, junior standing

ECO 3017: Global Finance (3 cr.)
This seminar will explore how worldwide capital flows provide the nexus between domestic and foreign economies. Analysis of the balance of payments, international money markets and exchange policies will convey the relevance that global events play in our lives. Videos, readings and student participation will comprise the seminar period. Each student will write a research paper and present the results to the class.
Prerequisites:   ECO 1011, ECO 1012

ECO 3018: Economics of Developing Countries (3 cr.)
The course deals with the specific problems and issues of developing economies such as growth, poverty, demographic transition, development policy and global integration.  Topics covered include meaning and measurement of development, growth models, institutions, foreign aid, measurement of development effectiveness and the impact of poverty-alleviation programs.
Prerequisites: ECO 1011 and ECO 1012

ECO 3020: Seminar in Money and Banking (3 cr.)
An examination of the nature of money, its history and its role in the economy in a seminar forum where students read articles, make oral presentations and write a short research paper. Additional topics covered include the Federal Reserve system, other financial institutions, financial markets and the structure of the financial sector of the economy.
Prerequisite: ECO.1011& ECO 1012
Note: This course is an alternative to ECO 2015; only one of the two courses may be taken

ECO 3035: Seminar in International Business (3 cr.)
This seminar will investigate the rapidly evolving global environment in which international business operates. The ways large and small firms deal with the forces that make up the international environment will be examined. Videos, readings, student participation and an emphasis on the human ramifications of international business will comprise the seminar period. The seminar will require the completion of a research project each student will present to the class at the conclusion of the seminar.
Prerequisites: ECO 1011, ECO 1012.

ECO 3075: Seminar in Contemporary Economic Issues (3 cr.)
Public policy in a market economy is analyzed in a seminar or discussion style format.  Topics include price controls, energy policy, rent control, product safety standards, environmental policy, minimum wage law, and educational vouchers. 
Prerequisites: ECO 1011 and ECO 1012

ECO 3997: Senior Seminar in Economics/Finance/Management (3 cr.)
Students undertake research on a topic approved by the instructor and use management tools and techniques to reach conclusions. The results of the research project are presented in a senior thesis and discussed in a seminar format. A grade of C- is the minimum standard for a successful senior evaluation.

ECO 4497: Internship Economics/Finance (1-3 cr.)
Prerequisites for EconomicsECO 1011 ECO 1012 ECO 3002 and at least one other economics course.
Prerequisites for Finance: ECO 1011, ECO 1012, ECO 2015 and ECO 2018

FIN 3030: Finance & Planning Process (3 cr.)** Accelerated BS Course Only
This course examines key financial statements and their analysis, starting with an accounting process review. It then introduces the student to the concepts of manufacturing or cost accounting with an examination of cost methods. Special emphasis is placed upon financial planning and budgeting along with performance measurements and responsibility accounting.
Prerequisite: MGT 1002/ACC 1002*

MGT 1001: Fundamentals of Management (3 cr.)**
This course focuses on the principles and theory of management. Methods of planning, organizing, leading and controlling a firm will be examined.

MGT 1002/ACC 1002*: Fundamentals of Accounting I (3 cr.)**
Introduction to accounting concepts for external financial reporting. Topics include accounting theories and principles relative to asset and liability valuations and income determination.

MGT 1003: Introduction to Marketing (3 cr.)**
Students are given a hands-on understanding of the tools of marketing. Marketing tools are integrated into the marketing system. Topics include consumer behavior, product design, segmentation, advertising, promotion, selling, pricing, distribution and financial feasibility.

MGT 1004: Principles of Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)**
This course introduces the student to the principles and structures of self-owned business. Topics include organization and utilization of resources.

MGT 1005: Management of Human Resources (3 cr.)**
This course presents an overall view of the functions of a human resource department. Topics include: international HR management, employee involvement and quality management, the appropriate response of organizations to technological change, the role of the HR professional within the organization, HR planning strategy and the implementation of a human resource information system within the organization. This course is a prerequisite for all other human resources courses.
Prerequisite: MGT 1001    Note: this course is a prerequisite for all other human resources courses

MGT 1006: General HR Employment Practice (3 cr.)**
The course explores the changing legal and regulatory factors affecting employees, employers and employment rights. Topics covered will include the legal rights and responsibilities relative to hiring and firing, wages and benefits, personnel policies and discrimination.
Prerequisite: MGT 1005

MGT 1007: Computer Concepts Business Applications (3 cr.)**
Students become familiar with a wide range of computer, network and database technologies, and the use of these technologies within business and society. Students will also become proficient in the use of spreadsheet, database and presentation personal productivity software.

MGT 1008/ACC 1008*: Fundamentals of Accounting II (3 cr.)**
Introduction to accounting concepts for internal reporting and control. Topics include cash budgeting, decision making, capital budgeting, tax aspects of managerial planning and performance evaluation.
Prerequisite: MGT 1002/ACC 1002*

MGT 2006: International Marketing (3 cr.)**
Marketing principles are applied in different international environments. Topics include the introduction of new products, marketing channels, pricing policies and multinational marketing programs.
Prerequisite: MGT 1003

MGT 2007: International Management (3 cr.)**
Principles of management applied in different international environments are discussed. Topics include management policies of multinational corporations, long-range planning, strategies, organization and control and management practices in different countries.
Prerequisite: MGT 1001

MGT 2008: Corporations in Society**
This course explores the interactions of corporations in society, with particular attention given to the corporation-government interface. Students will explore the various stakeholder groups to which corporations are accountable, and the rights of each of these groups. Additional topics include business ethics and effective strategies for managing public policy issues.
Prerequisite: MGT 1001

MGT 2016: Integrated Marketing Communications (3 cr.)**
The development of effective communication strategies. This course presents a complete perspective of the promotional function, from the establishment of communication objectives to the development of advertising, sales, trade promotions, public relations and selling programs.
Prerequisite: MGT 1003

MGT 2017: Internet Marketing (3 cr.)**
Students will explore and evaluate the implications of the internet for the marketing of goods and services and understand the critical success factors for marketing on the internet.
Prerequisites:  MGT 1003  and MGT 1007 

MGT 2021: Compensation and Benefits (3 cr.)**
Students examine total compensation systems and employee benefit programs and develop an understanding of the strategic issues in designing pay structures, benefit plans, cost containment and in the importance of communicating the system to the business firm's employees.
Prerequisite: MGT 1001, MGT 1005

MGT 2024: Consumer Behavior (3 cr.)**
This course examines how consumers find, purchase, use, and evaluate products and services. Topics include market segmentation and the diffusion of innovations, decision-making models, buying habits, motivation and attitude theory, and the buying behavior of organizations.
Prerequisite: MGT 1001, MGT 1003

MGT 2026: Environmental Business Management (3 cr.)**
This course focuses on successful practices for the management of our environmental resources within businesses and the effect these practices have on the economic and social bottom line.
Prerequisite: MGT 1001

MGT 2027: Management of Workforce Diversity (3 cr.)**
This course focuses on issues surrounding organizational performance in an increasingly diverse environment. The reality of differences in gender, ethnicity, nationality and religion, sexual preference, age, physical characteristics, social customs and global culture will be discussed and examined against the needs and issues affecting organizations in the news today. The emphasis is on how social identity and cultural diversity in all its forms have implications for the achievement of organizational success.
PrerequisitesMGT 1001 and MGT 1005

MGT 2029: Business Start-Up (3 cr.)**
Student teams will start and operate a campus based business. The business will have a one-semester duration and must have an exit strategy.
Prerequisite: MGT 1004

MGT 2030: Project Management (3 cr.)**
Topics will include development, implementation and evaluation of project control techniques and management science techniques necessary for planning and resource control.
Prerequisite: MGT 1007

MGT 2035/ACC 2035*: Intermediate Accounting I (3 cr.)**
Intermediate-level treatment of accounting concepts and theories pertaining to external financial reporting. Study of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles underlying the preparation of basic financial statements: Balance sheet, Income statement, and statement of cash flows. Emphasis on standards issued by the FASB and the reporting requirements of the SEC.
Prerequisite: MGT 1002/ACC 1002*

MGT 2036/ACC 2036*: Intermediate Accounting II (3 cr.)**
Intermediate-level treatment of accounting concepts and theories pertaining to external financial reporting. Study of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles applied to accounting for leases, post-employment benefits, deferred taxes, and other specialized topics. Emphasis on FASB statements.
Prerequisite: MGT 2035/ACC 2035* or MGT 1002/ACC 1002* and consent of instructor.

MGT 2037/ACC 2037*: Fundamentals of Taxation (3 cr.)**
Study of accounting and internal revenue code and regulations as applied to individuals and business entities. Concepts of gross income, allowable deductions and credits, determination of tax liabilities.
Prerequisite: MGT 1002./ACC 1002* 

MGT 2092: Market Research (3 cr.)**
This course explores and analyzes various types of research methods with emphasis on information gathering as a means to more effective business decision-making. Topics include problem formulation, research design, data collection methods and interpretation of consumer responses, questionnaire design, sampling and field operations, and presentation of results.  Design and implementation of a market research study is required.
Prerequisites: MGT 1003, MGT 2024 and ECO 2060

MGT 3019/ACC 3019*: Cost Accounting (3 cr.)**
Fundamentals of cost accounting systems, classification of costs and basic cost reports. Responsibility accounting in the analysis of material, overhead and labor charges. Job order and process cost systems, standard cost systems. Activity based costing methods.
PrerequisiteMGT 2035/ACC 2035*  and MGT 1008/ACC 1008*

MGT 3020: Business Policy (3 cr.)** Accelerated BS Course Only
This course deals with the process of formulating and structuring to achieve objectives in organizations. Students will develop a mission and policies for a company, analyze the external environment and their capabilities for dealing with it, brainstorm possible markets and their competitive advantage for serving those markets, choose a strategy for success, and structure their organization to achieve that strategy.

MGT 3023: Entrepreneurship (3 cr.)** Accelerated BS Course Only
This course provides an in-depth study of the elements involved in converting ideas and concepts into a successful business venture. Topics will include: the personality of the entrepreneur, developing ideas for entrepreneurial ventures, testing the feasibility of ideas, evaluating the impact on lifestyle, preparation of business and marketing plans, seeking expert advice, securing financing, use of outside professionals, and avoiding pitfalls.

MGT 3024/ACC 3024*: Auditing (3 cr.)**
Study of Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS), practice and procedures in auditing financial statements. The role of management, the independent public accountant and the internal auditor in examining matters of evidence and the internal control system. The ethics and legal responsibilities of the accounting professional. Latest pronouncements of relevant professional and regulatory authorities.
Prerequisite: MGT 2035/ACC 2035* and MGT 2036/ACC 2036*

MGT 3031: Economic Forecasting & Decision Making (3 cr.)** Accelerated BS Course Only
This course gives the student an understanding of the various tools and techniques used in making a scientific forecast and a rational business decision. Using a real-life problem solving approach, it starts with a study of quantitative methods such as real numbers, algebraic relationships, fractions, and graphs. This course explores statistical analysis, including concepts, validity testing, and probability and sampling theory. Research methods, including design and data collection, and quantitative analysis, including classical decision theory are explained.
Prerequisite: Basic Algebra

MGT 3032: Understanding the Marketplace (3 cr.)** Accelerated BS Course Only
Students will learn how to conduct basic market research, maximize the return on a marketing budget, evaluate the specific purpose of each marketing activity and measure the response to it, convey any accurate understanding of the customer?s needs, make a clear statement of how the product or service meets those needs, distinguish a product or service from competitors? offerings and create a believable message. The course will also explore the basic factors involved in the distribution of products.

MGT 3081/ACC 3081*: Advanced Auditing (3 cr.) **
Topics in this course focus on issues and processes in internal auditing and the impact of fraud on organizations and individuals. Study includes procedures of the internal audit unit and the detail duties and responsibilities of the internal auditor in the private and government sectors. The ethical framework and models pertaining to fraud are studied. Students learn how fraud is perpetrated, detected, and made preventable.
Prerequisites: MGT 3024/ACC 3024*

MGT 3083/ACC 3083*: Advanced Taxation (3 cr.) **
This course focuses primarily on the taxation of corporations, partnerships, estates and trusts. Students will acquire information critical to the tax preparer, and gain the skills necessary to conduct basic tax research and tax planning, as well as, prepare tax forms such as, Form 1120, U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return. Uses of proven learning methods are included to sharpen critical-thinking, oral presentation, and writing. Online resources such as updates highlighting relevant tax law changes as they take effect and the use of a professional software program will assure the currency of student knowledge.
Prerequisites: MGT 2037/ACC 2037*

MGT 3090: Capstone Seminar: Management Strategy (3 cr.)**
The Capstone Seminar in Management Strategy is for students in their senior year, and is intended as a culminating educational experience - incorporating students' years of learning into an action plan. It is an opportunity for students to integrate the concepts they've learned in general management, human resource management, and marketing, and apply these concepts to a real organization.  The intent is to apply knowledge to assess the organization's current situation and recommend future action.
Prerequisites: Senior standing, most of the required management courses.

MGT 3092/ACC 3092*: Advanced Accounting (3 cr.) CAPSTONE **
This course introduces the accounting treatment of three areas: business combinations and consolidated financial reporting, international accounting for multinationals, and accounting for partnerships, nonprofits, and government organizations. Student knowledge of concepts learned in intermediate accounting is deepened and extended. Comprehensive coverage of the latest Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standards is provided.
Prerequisites: MGT 2035/ACC 2035* and MGT 2036/ACC 2036*

MGT 3092: Capstone Seminar: Strategic Marketing (3 cr.)**
The Capstone seminar in Strategic Marketing focuses on strategic decision-making.  It emphasizes the integration of all the activities of the marketing function, as well as the integration of marketing with other operations of the business unit.  Topics include market analysis, planning and development of policies, organizing, in addition to the formulation, implementation and evaluation of the entire strategic marketing process.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing.  Completion of required courses.

MGT 3098: Final Integrative Project (2 cr.)**
This project, carried out under the guidance of a faculty member, requires the student to select and research three topics chosen from the major themes of the program. The student then prepares a paper that integrates these findings and applies them to a life situation.

MGT 4497: Internship Management (1-3 cr.)**
Students have a hands-on experience by working at a college-approved internship and completing an academic component.
Prerequisites: Completion of all required 1000 level courses.  No more than one internship will count toward major requirements

 

*  This designation does not become official until 2014-2015
** Not counted as liberal arts