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Business Administration Course Offerings

BUS 101 Principles of Financial Accounting

3 credits

An introduction to the accounting profession, business activities, and all elements of basic financial statements. This course includes the study of the rules of debit and credit, the use of journals and ledgers, adjusting entries, and closing entries as they apply to sole proprietorships, partnerships, nonprofits, and corporations. Fall

BUS 102 Principles of Managerial Accounting

3 credits

An introduction to cost measurement, cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, and performance evaluation. This course focuses on how managers use accounting information as a basis for planning and controlling operations. Prerequisite: BUS 101. Spring

BUS 141 Business Foundations I

3 credits

Students will be introduced to the major fields existing within the disciplines of Business, including accounting, economics, finance, marketing and management. A history of business will be discussed in order to familiarize students with the practical theories that are the foundation of business, including the active role business has played in the development of societies. Fall

BUS 142 Business Foundations II

3 credits

Students will have the opportunity to analyze business case studies and use several business software packages such as MS Excel, MS Access, QuickBooks, MS Word, and Adobe Creative Suite. Class will include analysis and creation of accepted business forms and presentations, as well as an integration of business theory into practical application in the form of presentation(s). This course fulfills the General Education Computer Literacy Requirement. Spring

BUS 155 Creativity and Innovation

3 credits

The course uses fun and hands-on activities to stimulate creativity and innovation.  Students will come to understand the building blocks of creativity and innovation.  Be familiar with processes and methods of creative problem solving:  observation, definition, representation, ideation, evaluation and decision making to enhance their creative and innovative thinking skills.

BUS 201 Intermediate Accounting I

3 credits

A course covering advanced principles of corporate accounting. The topics covered will include: cash; compensating balances; accounts receivable; notes receivable; consignment sales; and the preparation of corporate financial statements. Prerequisite: BUS 102. Fall

BUS 202 Intermediate Accounting II

3 credits

BUS 202 is a continuation of advanced principles of corporation accounting. The topics covered will include: valuation of tangible and intangible assets; depreciation, depletion and amortization; amortization of bond premiums and discounts; current and contingent liabilities; long-term debt; contributed capital and retained earnings; and leases and pensions. BUS 201 is a prerequisite for BUS 202. Spring

BUS 205 Business of Sports

3 credits

This course offers a unique perspective about the business of sports by exposing students to specific managerial challenges and issues facing industry leaders.  Students will be introduced to the theories, principles and practical applications of sports management.  The course examines the five most critical entities influencing the sports business:  professional sports franchises and leagues; amateur athletics; including collegiate sports and the Olympics; corporate America; the media; and the public sector.  This course provides prospective sports management professionals with the insight necessary to establish successful careers in the sports business.  Prerequisite:  BUS 102.  Fall

BUS 208 Principles of Management

3 credits

This course is designed to give the students a thorough understanding of the function of management. It examines in depth the nature of planning, organizing, directing and controlling at three managerial levels within the firm. Students will be given the opportunity to apply these functions via the use of case histories.

BUS 209 Introduction to Forensic Accounting

3 credits

This course develops a foundation of knowledge for forensic accounting by examining what forensic accounting is and how forensic accounting principles are applied in both civil and criminal legal proceedings. This course will be separated into two sections: courtroom procedures. Additionally, the ethics of forensic accountants will be stressed to the students throughout the course. This course covers specific fraud schemes and crimes, the indicators of fraud, theories of fraud detection and prevention, and forensic accounting investigative techniques. In addition to studying the criminal aspects of fraud, the course will introduce students to areas of civil litigation, and such areas as (1) hidden asset discovery, (2) calculation of actual and future damages, and (3) business valuations. Specific civil litigations, such as bankruptcy, medical malpractice, and divorce proceedings will be studies. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: BUS 101 and 102. Fall

BUS 215 Marketing

3 credits

A study of the problems of a firm involved in marketing. Determination of market demand will be examined together with channels of distribution and methods of arriving at an equitable price. Case studies are used to give the student experience in decision-making.

BUS 216 Quantitative Business Analysis II

3 credits

A continuation of quantitative methods used in analyzing business situations which were studied in QBA I. The topics include descriptive statistics and probability, probability distribution, statistical inference, regression analysis, PERT/CPM, inventory control models, queuing theory, forecasting and simulation. Computer application is used as a tool in the problem solving method. Prerequisite: MAT 105 or satisfactory score on the Math Placement Test. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 217 Evidence-Based Practice (cross-listed with NUR 209)

3 credits

This course introduces the sophomore level student to basic terms, concepts, and skills associated with evidence-based practice (EBP) and informatics.  Units of content include:  description of EBP, introduction to research terminology, the conduct of on-line searches, models of EBP, beginning information related to the Institutional Review Board, basic evidence appraisal skills, the formulation of clinical questions, and application of EBP findings to clinical situations.  Spring

BUS 218 Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environment (cross-listed with NUR 228)

1 credit

This course addresses important considerations in professional nursing practice in relation to health care policies that directly and indirectly influence the health care system and impact quality and safety in the practice environment.  Students will explore the role of professional responsibility in the political process as well as the role of advocacy for the promotion of social justice.  Spring

BUS 219 Retailing

3 credits

A study of the principles of retail management. The topics to be covered will include purchasing, pricing, inventory control, display, store location, layout and organization.

BUS 225 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Leadership

3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the theoretical and experiential issues in entrepreneurial leadership.  Through readings, case studies, and projects students will learn the mindset and practice of entrepreneurial leadership, how to find, create and evaluate new opportunities, and how to develop resources to implement these ideas.  (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 227 Consumer Behavior

3 credits

An overview of the consumer decision process and the external and internal factors that influence buyer behavior. Examined external factors include; culture, social class, family influences, and referent situational influences. Internal factors include; individual consumer characteristics, motivations, and psychological processing mechanisms. Particular attention is given to the manner in which marketers utilize an understanding of consumers to develop relevant marketing strategies. Fall

BUS 228 Cultures & Environments of Global Business (Cross-listed as INT 228)

3 credits

Cultures & Environments of Global Business is an introductory survey course of global cultures and environments that form the context for business in a diverse and interdependent world. A study of world markets including an analysis of economic, political, cultural and business trends impacting multinational corporations. This course provides an interdisciplinary approach to intercultural and international business issues. Students will develop global awareness and exposure to different cultures. Topics covered include globalization, cultural diversity, ethnicity, nationalism, religion, languages, legal & economic systems, corporate culture, ethics, human rights and resources. Fall

BUS 235 Conflict Resolution

3 credits

Conflict is a normal and an inevitable part of our daily lives. It is as common as laughter, anger, love, hope, work, play and is probably no less important than any of these. Conflict is often associated with destructive outcomes such as anger, violence, wars, but conflict has a positive side. It nourishes social change, prevents premature group decision-making, presents an opportunity for personal change, strengthens relationships, reveals injustices, improves communications, and fosters long-run group solidarity. How conflict is managed influences whether conflict outcomes are constructive or destructive. This course provides positive conflict management tools such as active listening and communication skills, principled negotiation, various forms of mediation and nonviolent action. Spring

BUS 236 Organizational Behavior

3 credits

The field of organizational behavior (OB) is about understanding how people and groups in organizations behave, react, and interpret events. It also describes the role of organizational systems, structures, and processes in shaping behavior, and explains how organizations really work. Drawing from fields including management, anthropology, sociology, information technology, ethics, economics, and psychology, OB provides a foundation for the effective management of people in organizations. Because it explains how organizations work from individual motivation to team dynamics to organizational structure, knowing about OB is essential to being effective at all organizational levels. Fall

BUS 306 Business Finance

3 credits

A course in the essentials of managerial finance. Topics discussed include the role of the financial manager in the modern corporation, financial forecasting, capital budgeting, interest theory, valuation, leverage, the cost of capital, dividend policy, working capital management, issuance of stocks and bonds, mergers, consolidations and reorganizations. Prerequisite: BUS 102 or permission of the department chair.

BUS 307 Investments

3 credits

A study of investment practices, the risks of investment and the selection of appropriate investment media for personal and institutional purposes. Fall

BUS 308 Cost Accounting I

3 credits

A study of cost-volume-profit analysis, job-order costing, flexible budgets and standards, variance analysis, absorption–vs.–direct costing and cost behavior. Prerequisite: BUS 102. Spring

BUS 309 Cost Accounting II

3 credits

A continuation of cost accounting emphasizing joint products and by-products, spoilage and scrap, process costing, mix and yield variances and transfer pricing. The analytical processes available in the system for use as a management tool are also examined. Prerequisite: BUS 308. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 311 Advanced Accounting

3 credits

The study of business combination, including mergers and consolidations, including the proper presentation of the appropriate form of financial statements. Prerequisite: BUS 202. Fall

BUS 312 Advanced Accounting

3 credits

A course in advanced accounting topics including: partnership formation, operations and liquidations, not-for-profit accounting such as state and local government, hospitals and universities, voluntary health associations and earnings per share reporting. Other topics may include income determination and/or foreign currency translation. Prerequisite: BUS 202. Spring

BUS 316 Real Estate Fundamentals

3 credits

Urban growth and development are explored as part of the economic theory and investment. Basic terminology and considerations of the real estate business are developed within the theoretical framework. Fall

BUS 317 Personnel/Human Resources Management

3 credits

Examination of the human problems typically found in industrial organizations. Skill in problem analysis, the evolution of workable solutions and the development of action plans are stressed.

BUS 318 Business Law 3 credits

A course covering the essentials of business law as it relates to today’s business environment. Topics discussed include: ethics; white-collar crime; torts; contracts; sales; commercial paper; landlord-tenant relations; wills and trusts; intellectual property; computer privacy; e-commerce; sports and arts law; copyright and trademark; and employment law. Fall

BUS 321 Applied Investments I

1 credit

The goal of this course is to provide basic investment strategies and methods of executing those strategies to achieve portfolio objectives. Additional goals include the analysis of investment strategies and objectives and learn pricing techniques that implement various discount models, cash flow models and curves to evaluate burn rate. Prerequisites: BUS 306 and 307. Fall

BUS 322 Applied Investments II

1 credit

Major topics to be discussed in this class will be the evaluation of options to enhance profitability, analysis of burn rates on IPO’s, Venture Capital Investments, funding for non-profits and diversification through hedging with future contracts. Prerequisite: BUS 321. Spring

BUS 325 New Venture Creation

3 credits

In this course students will learn the process of starting a new venture.  The students will gain an in depth understanding of the framework and process by practicing the techniques on a startup of the student’s choice.  Pre-requisite:  BUS 225 or permission of the department chair.  (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 326 Entrepreneurial Planning (formerly BUS 326, Small Business Management)

3 credits

This course emphasizes the key aspects of engaging in entrepreneurial and small business activities and the associated skill of creating a compelling business plan. The intent is to provide the business major as well as other disciplines methodologies for exploring business ideas, developing those ideas into viable enterprises, and securing financing to grow the business. Whenever possible real-world case studies including student developed ideas and plans to-date will be applied to analyze and learn these concepts in the business setting. Christian and ethical principles will be identified as appropriate as part of case discussions. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 327 Labor Relations (formerly ECO 327, Labor Economics; cross-listed as ECO 327)

3 credits

A study of labor. This course will examine labor productivity, industrial relations system, the determination of wages, the various demands for labor, labor migration, the role of unions, the role of government in labor markets, discrimination, collective bargaining, legal aspects of labor relations, union structure and administration, the employer role, union organizing, bargaining issues, the negotiation process, grievances and arbitration, public sector labor relations, and unemployment. Prerequisites: BUS 317; ECO 201 and 202 or approval of department chair. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 328 Accounting Information Systems

3 credits

Fundamental principles, techniques and ideas used for business system review and design. Consideration is given to equipment applicable for management use within these systems. Prerequisite: BUS 102 and 142. Spring

BUS 335 Advertising

3 credits

A study of the role of advertising in a mass consumption economy. Topics treat the history of advertising, the relationship of advertising to the firm and society, the functions of advertising, media selection, budgeting and advertising production.

BUS 336 Sales Management

3 credits

A study of selling and sales management and its relation to the marketing function. General principles of selling, retail selling, use of advertising and the laying out of sales territories are studied. Prerequisite: BUS 215 or permission of the department chair.

BUS 337 Real Estate Practice

3 credits

This course is designed to acquaint the student with the basic techniques, procedures, regulations and ethics involved in a real estate transaction, along with a working knowledge of the forms, documents and related mathematics used in real estate contracts. Spring

BUS 358 Leadership and Stewardship

3 credits

This course explores the key leadership and stewardship characteristics and attributes necessary to successfully lead innovation regardless of discipline or service activity. Students learn processes and stratagems within the context of a biblical worldview that will assist in the creation of innovative workgroups and cultures of excellence in a variety of organizational environments. Students are exposed to stewardship principles critical to generating organizational excellence as well as maximizing stakeholder benefit through effective leadership, exercise of the innovation processes and how to leverage the entrepreneurial mindset through practical application. Each student will create an entrepreneurial profile through self-assessments as well as their own entrepreneurial quotient. These truths, skills, and associations can be leveraged throughout the student’s life regardless of vocation or calling. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 359 Social Entrepreneurship

3 credits

This course examines the question, “How do I develop a socially focused venture?”  Through case studies and projects, students will learn how to start and maintain businesses and non-profit organizations that promote social change.  (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 401 Federal Income Taxes I

3 credits

A course designed to cover the federal income tax laws and regulations dealing with individuals. An individual income tax return will be prepared. Prerequisite: BUS 102. Fall

BUS 402 Federal Income Taxes II

3 credits

A course designed to cover the federal income tax laws and regulations of partnerships, corporation (including S Corporations), estates and trusts, estate death taxes and gift taxes. Actual tax returns will be prepared. Prerequisite: BUS 102. Spring

BUS 406 Advanced Finance

3 credits

An intensive and advanced study of the financial principles examines in BUS 306, including further study of cost of capital, capital budgeting and other financial methods used to make business decisions. Extensive use of the computer will be made to solve complex business problems, and case presentations will be mandatory. Prerequisite: BUS 306. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 407 Advanced Financial Statement Analysis

3 credits

This course examines the trends and ratios found in the historical financial statements of publicly traded companies. In addition, the course will also review the information contained in personal financial statements and how this information is used to make loans. The areas of focus for the course will be liquidity, activity, debt, profitability, and market ratios. In additional we will study the use of the DuPont System of Analysis. Pre-requisite: BUS 306. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 408 Auditing

3 credits

A comprehensive study of the theory and practice of auditing. Deals specifically with the relationship of the accountant with the client; the working papers; the audit procedure; internal control procedure; and the ethics of the public accounting profession. Prerequisite: BUS 202. Fall

BUS 415 CPA Review

3 credits

A comprehensive course to help a candidate prepare for the CPA examination by aiding the individual in developing a specific study plan, reviewing statistical trends of questions on recent exams and the actual preparation of test questions and problems from prior exams. Prerequisites: BUS 311 and consent of the department chair. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 416 Business, Government and Ethics

3 credits

A study of the legal framework within which business professionals operate. Major areas to be discussed include the corporation in society, business and the social environment, ethical issues in business with a major focus on corporate scandals, business in a global environment, technological change, and building relationships with stakeholders.

BUS 417 Management Policy

3 credits

An advanced course for finance, marketing or management majors. Emphasis is placed on the integration of problem solving techniques applied to the firm as a system. Evaluation and solution will be effected through business simulations and case study method. Prerequisites: Senior status, or consent of the department chair. Spring

BUS 418 Marketing/Management

3 credits

Capstone course for the marketing and management majors. This course is designed to integrate the basic principles of Marketing, Management and Finance in a case study. Students will learn the analysis of real problems in these respective areas. Prerequisites: Senior status, or consent of the department chair. Fall

BUS 425 Venture Accelerator

3 credits

This course is for students who have already begun the process of venture creation and are ready to operationalize and obtain resources for their venture.  Pre-requisite:  BUS 325 or permission of the department chair.  (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 426 Introduction to Forensic Accounting: Fraud Examination

3 credits

An advanced review of strategies and tactics essential to the fraud examination process. Course presentation assumes basic accounting knowledge and guides the student into specialized, applied settings, indicative of forensic accounting. Coverage includes: financial statement analysis, interpretation and scrutiny of financial records and documentation, trace techniques, reporting irregularities, fraud examination approaches, legal rules and statutory construction pertinent to accounting practices. Students will prepare a series of field exercises in common fraud cases such as bankruptcy, insurance, employee/employer reporting, covert examinations, trading practices and money laundering schemes. Spring

BUS 435 International Business (cross-listed as INT 435)

3 credits

A study of the world market and an analysis of economic, political, cultural and business trends as they influence the multinational corporation. Risk taking, financing and investment are considered. Marketing variations among countries are discussed. Students are required to prepare a research report on the operation of a corporation doing business abroad or of another country’s business system. Spring

BUS 439 Marketing Research

3 credits

An introduction to the fundamentals of marketing research. Emphasis will be placed on the practical development and uses of research in marketing settings. The course will specially review problem definition, research design, sampling techniques, data analysis, and data display from a predominantly practitioner perspective. Prerequisite: BUS 216 or MAT 215. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 445 Portfolio Management

3 credits

The goal of this course is to expand on the principles and theories discussed in prior Finance courses. The course will specifically use fundamental security analysis combined with modern portfolio theory so the student gains an understanding of how to fairly price assets and form a portfolio based on specific objectives and risk levels. Major topics to be discussed include a review of basic Finance principles, portfolio construction, portfolio management, portfolio protection, and emerging topics in the area of portfolio management. Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to analyze individual debt and equity instruments, make decisions regarding the allocation of assets and the formation of a portfolio and make decisions concerning investment advice. Students will construct a portfolio as a requirement for this course. Prerequisites: BUS 306, BUS 307, MAT 215 or BUS 216. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 447 Venue Management (formerly Sports Facility Management)

3 credits

Venue Management is an introductory course to the world of Entertainment, Arts and Sports Management venues and facilities. The course provides an overview of the fundamentals of managing a venue and facilities and the events associated with those facilities. Including consideration of the organization, management, safety, and maintenance. Fall

BUS 448 Sports Law and Ethics

3 credits

An overview of the legal system in specific relation to sports law. Examined topics include contract and tort law in sports and the manner in which sports managers recognize and address legal liability and exposure within the sport workplace. Additionally, a review of the ethical issues confronting sports managers is presented. Prerequisite: BUS 318. Spring

BUS 455 Topics in Entrepreneurial Leadership

3 credits

This course provides a variety of themed offerings related to target learning outcomes of complex problems.  It includes identification, planning, solutions, and implementation of new ideas.  This course will be experiential in nature and project focused.  Topics will vary each semester.  (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 456 EAM Capstone Project

3 credits

A capstone experience in which the senior student majoring in Entertainment & Arts Management will, in consultation with a faculty advisor, prepare a multifaceted assignment during the final year of their academic program. The project will culminate in a final product, presentation, or performance. Students will prepare a portfolio and give an oral presentation or performance to a panel comprised of faculty and peers who collectively evaluate its quality.

BUS 465 EAM Internship

3-5 credits

The internship provides practical on-the-job experience at an off-campus site. Specific internship duties are determined by contractual arrangement among the student, the onsite supervisor, and the department internship coordinator. All interns write a proposal, keep a journal of their work experiences, meet regularly with the coordinator, and write a final report. Academic credit is three semester credits for twelve hours of work each week or six semester credits for twenty-four hours of work each week; all internships run fourteen weeks. Prerequisites: approval of the department internship coordinator, approval of the onsite supervisor, a 2.50 grade point average, and junior standing.

BUS 466 Accounting Internship Program

1-6 credits

A program in which qualified accounting majors and public accounting majors intern with a local business or governmental unit on a part-time basis for a semester. The student will combine his or her academic knowledge with on-the-job experience. Pass-fail grade. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Consent of the department chair. Maximum total credit permitted is 6 hours.

BUS 467 Entrepreneurship Internship Program

1-6 credits

Entrepreneurship majors intern with a local firm for a semester. The student will draw upon his/her academic knowledge to aid the local enterprise in its overall operation. Pass-fail grade. Prerequisites: Entrepreneurship majors only, senior standing and consent of the department chair.

BUS 468 Business Internship Program

1-6 credits

A program in which qualified accounting, public accounting, forensic accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, management, marketing and sports management majors intern with a business or governmental unit. The student will use this experience to supplement his or her academic program. Pass-fail grade. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Consent of the department chair. Maximum total credit permitted is 6 hours.

BUS 469 International Internship (cross-listed as INT 469)

4-16 credits

The student has several options for obtaining experience in an international context. A student may choose to study abroad, engage in an immersive international mission trip, be placed in a supervised international business internship or serve an internship in the US with a foreign owned business. Credit is determined by the length of the stay (one credit per week for study abroad or international mission trips) or the number of hours served in the internship (40 hours of work for one credit hour). The student is required to achieve four credits of international experience and can count a maximum of 16 credits towards their degree program. Student is responsible for all travel costs and any surcharges as a result of the program selected. Placements are available in nearly every country and will vary according to the agency supervising the internship.

BUS 475 Advanced Faith and Learning Integration

3 credits

In the spirit of the mission of Waynesburg University, this course intends to provide junior and senior level students with an unparalleled opportunity to integrate the Bible materials and its history of interpretation to the academic disciplines. Students who wish to engage in this level of theological reflection on vocation should consult with both their academic advisors and with the Chair of the Biblical and Ministry Studies Major Program. See page 112 for further information. This course will not substitute for senior capstone/research courses required in the majors. Prerequisites: Junior or Senior standing; three credits in BMS courses; 3.00 minimum grade point average. (Offered when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit.)

BUS 195, 295, 395, 495 Selected Topics in Business Administration

3 credits

A survey of selected topics in business administration to include advanced study in management, finance, accounting, forensic accounting, entrepreneurship, public accounting, marketing, or sports management. Prerequisite: Junior standing, “B” average in the student’s major and permission of the department chair.

BUS 497 Independent Studies in Business Administration

1-6 credits

Independent studies in business administration to include advanced study in management, finance, accounting, forensic accounting, entrepreneurship, public accounting, marketing, and sports management. Prerequisites: Junior standing, “B” average in the student’s major and permission of the department chair. Maximum total credit permitted is 6 hours.