Business Administration and Management 

The Faculty
Jill Jensen
Scott E. Randolph
Jill Robinson
Vernon Stauble
Mara Winick

The Majors
The department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Department classes may be taken toward the major upon completion of the prerequisite courses with a 2.0 or higher GPA in each course.

In order to enroll in BUS 226 a student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale at the time of registration. Transfer students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 from their previous school(s) at the time of registration. In addition, any student seeking to declare any major offered by the Department of Business Administration and Management (BS in Business Administration, BA in Management) must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 at the time they submit their Declaration of Major. (Those students interested in the Accounting or Global Business majors should refer to the specific Accounting or Global Business sections of this Catalog.)

Students who do not meet the GPA requirements as noted above may petition the department for permission to enroll in Business 226 (or Global Business 228), Accounting 210, or to declare the major. Petitions will be reviewed by the Department Chair and will be granted only in exceptionally compelling circumstances

Learning outcomes for the BA program may be found at www.redlands.edu/BA-MNGT/learning-outcomes.

Learning outcomes for the BS program may be found at www.redlands.edu/BS-BUS/learning-outcomes

Prerequisite Course Requirements 
We advise students to complete the majority of their prerequisite courses no later than the spring of their sophomore year. BUS 226 should be taken early, followed by BUS 240. Transfer students usually take BUS 226 in their first semester, unless exempted by a Business advisor. All prerequisite courses must be taken for a numerical grade and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.0 in each course. 

Bachelor of Arts in Management 
This program prepares students for participation as thoughtful decision makers, leaders, and community members. It encourages innovative problem solving, collaboration, and strategic thinking. The BA in Management requires a second major, thus allowing students the opportunity to study more broadly, develop different ways of thinking, and adapt to change. The program is designed for students who are pursuing careers in marketing, public relations, human resources, development, communications, and sports management among other areas. Graduates from the BA in Management program are employed across many sectors including information technology, entertainment, healthcare, nonprofit, government, and small business. The program is designed for students to graduate in four years with the double major. 

Requirements 

Prerequisite Courses (5 courses/ 20 credits)

The following courses are prerequisites for entering the major while some also satisfy Liberal Arts Foundation or Liberal Arts Inquiry requirements:

ECON 101 Principles of Economics (4 Credits)

Introduction to the study of economic systems from a micro and macro perspective. The course includes economic principles underlying the process of consumption, production, and distribution in a market-oriented economy (microeconomics), and the structure, operation, measures, and major theoretical models of the whole economy (macroeconomics).

BUS 136 Principles of Global Marketing (4 Credits)

Marketing concepts with emphasis on marketing management. Explores marketing strategies involving the variables of the marketing mix (product, pricing, promotion, and distribution), coordinated and integrated across multiple country markets. Examines the distinctive differences, influences, and issues faced by companies when conducting marketing activities in the domestic and global environment.

BUS 226 The Rise of American Capitalism 1860–1932 (4 Credits)

Examines the conflicts surrounding the amassing and distribution of capital. The growth of U.S. corporations, the rise of labor, and the evolution of the regulatory powers of the Federal and State governments are examined. Four lenses—economic, political, organizational, and biographical—are used to examine the subject. 
Prerequisites: ECON 101 (or ECON 250 or ECON 251) with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher; students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 to enroll, or by permission.

ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 Credits)

Financial accounting and reporting concepts and procedures that provide a history of economic activity, resources, obligations. Emphasis is on preparing and using financial information at an enterprise level. 
Prerequisites: ECON 101.

BUS 240 Business Law (4 Credits)

An introduction to the American legal system, our constitutional framework, the role of judicial decisions, and statutory law. Special emphasis is placed on business torts and contract law, along with other concepts important in the business world. 
Prerequisite: BUS 226 or by permission. 
Numeric grade only. 

Core Courses (6 courses/ 22-24 credits)

Please note that the core courses include one additional approved 300- or 400-level course. Students may choose from BUS 312, BUS 304, or BUS 410, or other approved Management course. 

BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organization Behavior (4 Credits)

Dynamics of individual and group behavior are explored, in addition to selected topics of entrepreneurship, technology, and strategic planning. Students are asked to view the internal workings of organizations as well as to consider organizations in a larger, more global context. Classic and modern texts are used.
Prerequisites: BUS 136, ACCT 210, and junior standing or by permission.

BUS 312 Leadership (3-4 Credits)

Reflects the growing interest in leadership and the leadership process. Students explore the topic from multiple perspectives. Theory and myths are confronted as students search for their own path and assess their own unique styles. Students will also conduct original research, including posing and testing hypotheses. 
Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher. 
Offered in alternate years.

BUS 304 Nonprofit Management (3-4 Credits)

Nonprofit Management explores the practices of high impact social change organizations. Students examine operations and hear from speakers from across the nonprofit sectors. Regulatory and policy changes are examined as well as leadership, capacity building, advocacy, outcome measures, and fundraising strategy. 

BUS 410 Organizational Consulting (4 Credits)

An advanced management class that places student teams in organizational settings solving real client challenges. Students use conventional and design thinking processes to develop strategy for connecting with stakeholders, improve operations, and collect research key to decision making. Students are needed from across the college to make this class a success.
Prerequisite: BUS 310 recommended.

BUS 434 Applied Business Ethics (4 Credits)

Exploration of applied ethics in the business environment. Students will be introduced to the formal study of business ethics and then apply that knowledge to a variety of historical and contemporary case studies. 
Prerequisites: BUS 310 and senior standing.

BUS 430 Human Resource Management (4 Credits)

Within the framework of U.S. legislative policy, this course covers issues in workforce management. These include staffing, employment quality, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, as well as labor relations and global influences.
Prerequisite: Senior standing, or by permission. 

BUS 458 Business Policy and Strategy for Bachelor of Arts Majors (4 Credits)

Capstone course that incorporates student experiences in both Management and second major courses. The course examines the way organizations, including non-profits, develop their visions, direction, goals, strategies, and tactics. The emphasis is on the ways organizations develop and execute effective strategies and evaluate success. 
Prerequisites: BUS 240, BUS 310, BUS 336, or other approved course, or by permission.

Second Major Requirement 
To graduate with a BA in Management, students must complete a second major program with 28 unique credits in each program.

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 
Students interested in pursuing careers where financial, industry, marketing, or public sector analyses are important are encouraged to pursue a BS in Business Administration. This program provides students with a comprehensive view of the inner workings of corporations, as well as the complex legal and strategic environments in which they function. Students enrich core study in accounting, finance, management and marketing through the selection of advanced electives.

The Bachelor of Science helps prepare students for decision-making and leadership roles in business and public service. Students with the Bachelor of Science degree pursue graduate study in business, healthcare, sports management, human resources, and law, among other areas.

Requirements 

Prerequisite Courses (8 courses/ 32 credits)

The following courses are prerequisites to the required major courses. Some also satisfy Liberal Arts Foundation or Liberal Arts Inquiry requirements.  BUS 226 must be completed with a grade of 2.0 or better before declaring the major. Please note that the prerequisite courses include any 200 - level course in Economics. Students may also choose between POLI 202, MATH 111, or PSYC 250.

ECON 101 Principles of Economics (4 Credits)

Introduction to the study of economic systems from a micro and macro perspective. The course includes economic principles underlying the process of consumption, production, and distribution in a market-oriented economy (microeconomics), and the structure, operation, measures, and major theoretical models of the whole economy (macroeconomics).

POLI 202 Statistical Analysis and Mapping of Social Science Data (4 Credits)

Principles of hypothesis development and testing, strategies for making controlled comparisons, principles of statistical inference, and tests of statistical significance. Development and testing of important research questions using such prominent data sets as the General Social Survey and the National Election Series.

MATH 111 Elementary Statistics with Applications (4 Credits)

Descriptive and inferential statistics for students from diverse fields. Distribution, correlation, probability, hypothesis testing, use of tables, and examination of the misuse of statistics and relation of statistics to vital aspects of life. Computer packages used as tools throughout the course.

PSYC 250 Statistical Methods (4 Credits)

Introduction to the use of descriptive and inferential statistics in the collection of data and the interpretation of research in psychology and education. 
Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or by permission.

ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 Credits)

Financial accounting and reporting concepts and procedures that provide a history of economic activity, resources, obligations. Emphasis is on preparing and using financial information at an enterprise level. 
Prerequisites: ECON 101.

ACCT 220 Principles of Managerial Accounting (4 Credits)

Analysis of financial and relevant non-financial information used in planning, motivating, evaluating, and control. Economic and behavioral concepts and quantitative techniques are integrated throughout. Topics: cost behavior, budgeting, analysis of variance, performance measurement, and pricing. 
Prerequisites: ACCT 210.

BUS 136 Principles of Global Marketing (4 Credits)

Marketing concepts with emphasis on marketing management. Explores marketing strategies involving the variables of the marketing mix (product, pricing, promotion, and distribution), coordinated and integrated across multiple country markets. Examines the distinctive differences, influences, and issues faced by companies when conducting marketing activities in the domestic and global environment.

BUS 226 The Rise of American Capitalism 1860–1932 (4 Credits)

Examines the conflicts surrounding the amassing and distribution of capital. The growth of U.S. corporations, the rise of labor, and the evolution of the regulatory powers of the Federal and State governments are examined. Four lenses—economic, political, organizational, and biographical—are used to examine the subject. 
Prerequisites: ECON 101 (or ECON 250 or ECON 251) with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher; students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 to enroll, or by permission.

BUS 240 Business Law (4 Credits)

An introduction to the American legal system, our constitutional framework, the role of judicial decisions, and statutory law. Special emphasis is placed on business torts and contract law, along with other concepts important in the business world. 
Prerequisite: BUS 226 or by permission. 
Numeric grade only. 

Core Courses (6 courses/ 24 credits)

Please note: students may take GLB 336 or other approved International course, BUS 434 or other approved ethics course. 

BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organization Behavior (4 Credits)

Dynamics of individual and group behavior are explored, in addition to selected topics of entrepreneurship, technology, and strategic planning. Students are asked to view the internal workings of organizations as well as to consider organizations in a larger, more global context. Classic and modern texts are used.
Prerequisites: BUS 136, ACCT 210, and junior standing or by permission.

GLB 336 International Business (4 Credits)

Examines the relationship of world, regional, and national institutions and cultures to businesses operating within their environments. The major trading blocs of NAFTA and the European Union are studied, as well as the nature of trade and business with and within China, Japan, Mexico, and the European Union.
Prerequisites: GLB 228 and junior standing or by permission.

BUS 353 Financial Management (4 Credits)

Study of financial planning and analysis, taxation, capital budgeting, risk and cost of capital, cash flow analysis, management of working capital and long-term funds, dividend policy, and valuation. 
Prerequisites: ACCT 220 and ECON 101, and one course from POLI 202, MATH 111, or PSYC 250. Not open to students who have received credit for GLB-353.

BUS 430 Human Resource Management (4 Credits)

Within the framework of U.S. legislative policy, this course covers issues in workforce management. These include staffing, employment quality, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, as well as labor relations and global influences.
Prerequisite: Senior standing, or by permission. 

BUS 434 Applied Business Ethics (4 Credits)

Exploration of applied ethics in the business environment. Students will be introduced to the formal study of business ethics and then apply that knowledge to a variety of historical and contemporary case studies. 
Prerequisites: BUS 310 and senior standing.

BUS 459 Business Policy and Strategy for Bachelor of Science Majors (4 Credits)

Capstone course requiring students to integrate their knowledge of finance, law, accounting, and organizational and behavioral studies, and apply these topics to the development of business strategies in national and global contexts.
Prerequisites: BUS 240, ACCT 220, BUS 353 or ACCT 315 (which can be taken concurrently),
BUS 336, or other approved course or by permission.

Advanced Analysis (1 course/ 3-4 credits)

Please note that students may choose at least one of the following, any other Advanced Analysis course, with permission of their advisor, or between MATH 118, MATH 119, or MATH 121. 

ACCT 411 Accounting Information Systems (4 Credits)

Study of the design and application of accounting systems intended to provide financial and non-financial information, which informs decisions and influences behavior within business processes. Strong emphasis on conceptual modeling and database systems, and on documenting and evaluating internal controls. 
Prerequisite: ACCT 210 and ACCT 220 or by permission.

BUS 354 Investments (4 Credits)

The course examines investment analysis and portfolio management through the study of the nature and functioning of securities markets, alternative investment opportunities, valuation of stock, fixed income securities, derivative securities. 
Prerequisite: BUS 353 or ACCT 310 or by permission. Not open to students who have received credit for GLB-354.

BUS 421 Corporate Finance (4 Credits)

This course studies financial management in the corporate setting at an advanced level. Topics include the firm’s investment and financing decisions, capital budgeting analysis, investment analysis under uncertainty, the cost of capital, capital structure theory, dividend policy, and other current topics in finance. 
Prerequisite: BUS 353 or ACCT 310 or by permission. Not open to students who have received credit for GLB 421.

CS 301 Business Analysis with Excel (4 Credits)

Data analysis and decision making is an integral part of any successful business and the study of large data sets with the help of Microsoft Excel is the main focus of this course. The processes that enable data consolidation to make meaningful business decisions will be studied in depth. 
Prerequisite: ACCT 220 or CS 110.

ECON 400 Introduction to Econometrics (4 Credits)

Application of descriptive and inferential statistics to the measurement and testing of various economic models. Diagnosis and correction of various problems with empirical research: specification errors, multicollinearity, heteroskedasticity, serial correlation, and simultaneity. Statistical software used to implement estimation techniques. 
Prerequisites: ECON 350, MATH 111 or POLI 202 or by permission. 

MATH 118 Integrated Calculus I (4 Credits)

For students whose programs require calculus but who, based on their background and placement examination scores, are not prepared for MATH 121. Topics from precalculus include properties of linear, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; and compositions, transformations, and inverses of these functions. Calculus topics include successive approximation and limits of functions; local linearity and differentiation; applications of differentiation to graphing and optimization; and the definite integral, antiderivatives, and differential equations. 
Prerequisite for 118: MATH 002L, placement exam, or by permission.

MATH 119 Integrated Calculus II (4 Credits)

For students whose programs require calculus but who, based on their background and placement examination scores, are not prepared for MATH 121. Topics from precalculus include properties of linear, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; and compositions, transformations, and inverses of these functions. Calculus topics include successive approximation and limits of functions; local linearity and differentiation; applications of differentiation to graphing and optimization; and the definite integral, antiderivatives, and differential equations. 
Prerequisite for 118: MATH 002L, placement exam, or by permission.

MATH 121 Calculus I (4 Credits)

Functions and their graphs; successive approximation and limits; local linearity and differentiation; applications of differentiation to graphing and optimization; and the definite integral, antiderivatives, and differential equations. 
Prerequisite: Permission based on Mathematics Placement Exam. 

MATH 212 Mathematical Consulting (2-4 Credits)

Application of mathematical techniques to real-world problems. Groups of students act as consultants on problems solicited from university departments, local businesses, and/or charitable organizations. Additional material may be included as needed. May be repeated for degree credit, but 4 credits maximum may be applied toward the math major or minor. 
Evaluation grade only.
Prerequisite: CDIS 208 or MATH 111 or POLI 202 or PSYC 250, or by permission. 
Offered as needed.

MATH 231 Introduction to Modeling (4 Credits)

Investigation of the process of modeling. Special emphasis placed on how to build, test, and refine models; how to analyze assumptions and results; and defining model limitations. Deterministic and stochastic models, rate equations and population dynamics, and statistical analysis. Final project tied to outside interests. 
Prerequisite: MATH 119 or MATH 121 or MATH 122 or MATH 221 or by permission.
Cross-listed with EVST.

PSYC 300 Research Methods (4 Credits)

Study of scientific methods in psychology, including descriptive, correlational, and experimental approaches, with emphasis on artifacts, biases, and ethical issues in psychological research.
Prerequisites: PSYC 100, and PSYC 250, or by permission.

Advanced Elective Courses (2 courses/ 8 credits)
At least two 300- or 400-level courses in Business, Accounting, or related field outside the major that have relevance thereto, upon signed advisor approval.

Minor in Business Administration 
The following courses are required for a minor in business administration.

7 courses/ 27-28 credits

Please note that out of the seven courses, students may choose between BUS 310 or  BUS 430.  One additional course in Accounting or Business is also required. 

ECON 101 Principles of Economics (4 Credits)

Introduction to the study of economic systems from a micro and macro perspective. The course includes economic principles underlying the process of consumption, production, and distribution in a market-oriented economy (microeconomics), and the structure, operation, measures, and major theoretical models of the whole economy (macroeconomics).

BUS 136 Principles of Global Marketing (4 Credits)

Marketing concepts with emphasis on marketing management. Explores marketing strategies involving the variables of the marketing mix (product, pricing, promotion, and distribution), coordinated and integrated across multiple country markets. Examines the distinctive differences, influences, and issues faced by companies when conducting marketing activities in the domestic and global environment.

BUS 226 The Rise of American Capitalism 1860–1932 (4 Credits)

Examines the conflicts surrounding the amassing and distribution of capital. The growth of U.S. corporations, the rise of labor, and the evolution of the regulatory powers of the Federal and State governments are examined. Four lenses—economic, political, organizational, and biographical—are used to examine the subject. 
Prerequisites: ECON 101 (or ECON 250 or ECON 251) with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher; students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 to enroll, or by permission.

BUS 240 Business Law (4 Credits)

An introduction to the American legal system, our constitutional framework, the role of judicial decisions, and statutory law. Special emphasis is placed on business torts and contract law, along with other concepts important in the business world. 
Prerequisite: BUS 226 or by permission. 
Numeric grade only. 

ACCT 210 Principles of Financial Accounting and Reporting (4 Credits)

Financial accounting and reporting concepts and procedures that provide a history of economic activity, resources, obligations. Emphasis is on preparing and using financial information at an enterprise level. 
Prerequisites: ECON 101.

BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organization Behavior (4 Credits)

Dynamics of individual and group behavior are explored, in addition to selected topics of entrepreneurship, technology, and strategic planning. Students are asked to view the internal workings of organizations as well as to consider organizations in a larger, more global context. Classic and modern texts are used.
Prerequisites: BUS 136, ACCT 210, and junior standing or by permission.

BUS 430 Human Resource Management (4 Credits)

Within the framework of U.S. legislative policy, this course covers issues in workforce management. These include staffing, employment quality, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, as well as labor relations and global influences.
Prerequisite: Senior standing, or by permission. 

Internships 
The department encourages all business administration juniors and seniors to consider internships as opportunities to enhance their academic program. Internships allow students to explore career possibilities and integrate classroom learning with practical experience. Students should contact their faculty advisors for more information. To receive academic credit for any business internship, students must complete an organizational and industry audit as detailed in the department internship materials.

Study Abroad
Study abroad enhances the undergraduate experience for business students. The department encourages study abroad as well as advance planning for doing so. Early consultation with an advisor will allow for meaningful integration of one’s international and university studies.

Departmental Honors
Applications are accepted in the junior year from majors of high academic achievement who desire to work toward departmental honors. Successful applicants will work one-on-one with a member of the business faculty to complete a research project. In addition, their research project will be supported and reviewed by an advisory board of faculty and outside experts selected by the student and approved by the Honors advisor. To qualify for University honors, a student must complete an honors project within the department.

Course Descriptions (BUS)

BUS 136 Principles of Global Marketing (4 Credits)

Marketing concepts with emphasis on marketing management. Explores marketing strategies involving the variables of the marketing mix (product, pricing, promotion, and distribution), coordinated and integrated across multiple country markets. Examines the distinctive differences, influences, and issues faced by companies when conducting marketing activities in the domestic and global environment.

BUS 169 Special Topics in Business (1-4 Credits)

Reflection of various issues and trends in business. Topics may vary from offering to offering.
Credit/no credit only. 

BUS 226 The Rise of American Capitalism 1860–1932 (4 Credits)

Examines the conflicts surrounding the amassing and distribution of capital. The growth of U.S. corporations, the rise of labor, and the evolution of the regulatory powers of the Federal and State governments are examined. Four lenses—economic, political, organizational, and biographical—are used to examine the subject. 
Prerequisites: ECON 101 (or ECON 250 or ECON 251) with a minimum grade of 2.0 or higher; students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 to enroll, or by permission.

BUS 240 Business Law (4 Credits)

An introduction to the American legal system, our constitutional framework, the role of judicial decisions, and statutory law. Special emphasis is placed on business torts and contract law, along with other concepts important in the business world. 
Prerequisite: BUS 226 or by permission. 
Numeric grade only. 

BUS 269 Special Topics in Business (2-4 Credits)

Reflections of various issues and trends in business. Topics vary from offering to offering. May be repeated for degree credit, given a different topic. 
Numeric grade only. 

BUS 302 Sustainable Labor (4 Credits)

How can business enterprise support sustainable and fair employment in a world of competitive, globalized markets? This course reflects upon initiatives within the labor-capital nexus to promote growth and development within national and international market systems, taking into consideration the promotion of social goods as well as economic returns. 
Prerequisite: An economics course. 
Offered as needed.

BUS 304 Nonprofit Management (3-4 Credits)

Nonprofit Management explores the practices of high impact social change organizations. Students examine operations and hear from speakers from across the nonprofit sectors. Regulatory and policy changes are examined as well as leadership, capacity building, advocacy, outcome measures, and fundraising strategy. 

BUS 305 Organizational Communication (4 Credits)

This course examines current methods and best practices for communicating in organizations. Topics include the communication process, business writing, presentation design and delivery, non-verbal communication, active listening, interpersonal skills, and employment communication. Special emphasis is placed on analyzing audiences, having clarity of purpose, and using proper format.

BUS 308 Green Business (4 Credits)

This course addresses various opportunities for businesses and consumers to enhance long-term environmentally sustainable practices at local, state, national, and international levels. Also examined is the role of environmental policy, leadership, technological advances, and public opinion in affecting the economies of businesses, and making the case for “greening” a business. 
Prerequisite: ACCT 210 or EVST 100. Not open to students who have received credit for EVST 340.

BUS 310 Principles of Management and Organization Behavior (4 Credits)

Dynamics of individual and group behavior are explored, in addition to selected topics of entrepreneurship, technology, and strategic planning. Students are asked to view the internal workings of organizations as well as to consider organizations in a larger, more global context. Classic and modern texts are used.
Prerequisites: BUS 136, ACCT 210, and junior standing or by permission.

BUS 312 Leadership (3-4 Credits)

Reflects the growing interest in leadership and the leadership process. Students explore the topic from multiple perspectives. Theory and myths are confronted as students search for their own path and assess their own unique styles. Students will also conduct original research, including posing and testing hypotheses. 
Prerequisite: sophomore standing or higher. 
Offered in alternate years.

BUS 313 Change Management (4 Credits)

This course provides students with the insight and methods necessary to effectively manage change in the workplace as well as navigate change in their personal lives. Course topics include innovation and technology change, employee resistance, visioning, change agents, and making change stick. Prerequisite: BUS 310 recommended.

BUS 342 Consumer Behavior (4 Credits)

Exploration of the behavior of consumers and buyer behavior in general, stressing individual issues, social/cultural influences, decision-making processes, and related market research. 
Prerequisites: BUS 136 and a department-approved statistics course or by
permission. 
Not regularly offered. 

BUS 343 Marketing Communications (3 Credits)

This course provides an integrated perspective on the process of communicating marketing messages to promote products, services, and events with their publics. Emphasis is placed on the synergies between the promotional elements (advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, publicity and sponsorship programs). Examines planning, programs and campaign themes, budgets, and evaluations. 
Prerequisite: BUS 136.

BUS 344 Brand Management (4 Credits)

This course is designed to enhance students’ marketing skills and understanding of specific marketing topics from a brand equity perspective. It is organized around the product and brand management decisions that must be made to build, measure, and manage brand equity. 
Prerequisite: BUS 136.

BUS 353 Financial Management (4 Credits)

Study of financial planning and analysis, taxation, capital budgeting, risk and cost of capital, cash flow analysis, management of working capital and long-term funds, dividend policy, and valuation. 
Prerequisites: ACCT 220 and ECON 101, and one course from POLI 202, MATH 111, or PSYC 250. Not open to students who have received credit for GLB-353.

BUS 354 Investments (4 Credits)

The course examines investment analysis and portfolio management through the study of the nature and functioning of securities markets, alternative investment opportunities, valuation of stock, fixed income securities, derivative securities. 
Prerequisite: BUS 353 or ACCT 310 or by permission. Not open to students who have received credit for GLB-354.

BUS 363 Business in Film (3 Credits)

Students will embark on a guided journey of discovery that examines our perceptions of work, organizations, and cultures as influenced by film. Students will draw upon secondary research as well as class discussion to critically analyze the content and messages of the film. 
Prerequisites: BUS 240 preferred.

BUS 369 Special Topics in Business (2-4 Credits)

Reflection of various issues and trends in business. Topics vary from offering to offering. 
Prerequisite: by permission. May be repeated for degree credit given a different topic.

BUS 410 Organizational Consulting (4 Credits)

An advanced management class that places student teams in organizational settings solving real client challenges. Students use conventional and design thinking processes to develop strategy for connecting with stakeholders, improve operations, and collect research key to decision making. Students are needed from across the college to make this class a success.
Prerequisite: BUS 310 recommended.

BUS 421 Corporate Finance (4 Credits)

This course studies financial management in the corporate setting at an advanced level. Topics include the firm’s investment and financing decisions, capital budgeting analysis, investment analysis under uncertainty, the cost of capital, capital structure theory, dividend policy, and other current topics in finance. 
Prerequisite: BUS 353 or ACCT 310 or by permission. Not open to students who have received credit for GLB 421.

BUS 430 Human Resource Management (4 Credits)

Within the framework of U.S. legislative policy, this course covers issues in workforce management. These include staffing, employment quality, performance management, compensation and benefits, training and development, as well as labor relations and global influences.
Prerequisite: Senior standing, or by permission. 

BUS 434 Applied Business Ethics (4 Credits)

Exploration of applied ethics in the business environment. Students will be introduced to the formal study of business ethics and then apply that knowledge to a variety of historical and contemporary case studies. 
Prerequisites: BUS 310 and senior standing.

BUS 458 Business Policy and Strategy for Bachelor of Arts Majors (4 Credits)

Capstone course that incorporates student experiences in both Management and second major courses. The course examines the way organizations, including non-profits, develop their visions, direction, goals, strategies, and tactics. The emphasis is on the ways organizations develop and execute effective strategies and evaluate success. 
Prerequisites: BUS 240, BUS 310, BUS 336, or other approved course, or by permission.

BUS 459 Business Policy and Strategy for Bachelor of Science Majors (4 Credits)

Capstone course requiring students to integrate their knowledge of finance, law, accounting, and organizational and behavioral studies, and apply these topics to the development of business strategies in national and global contexts.
Prerequisites: BUS 240, ACCT 220, BUS 353 or ACCT 315 (which can be taken concurrently),
BUS 336, or other approved course or by permission.

BUS 469 Advanced Topics in Business (2-4 Credits)

Designed to reflect curriculum trends and issues. Continuation of select upper-division courses allowing students to pursue topics in business and accounting beyond one semester. 
Prerequisites: junior standing and by permission. May be repeated for degree credit, given a different topic, for up to 4 credits. 
Offered as needed. 
Numeric grade only. 

BUS 489 Business Administration Internship (1-3 Credits)

Internship and academic work under faculty direction.
Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.