Course Descriptions

Do more than explore the management field— lead it.

Our online bachelor’s in management program is designed to help you expand your knowledge and prepare you for a bright future in the management field. Begin your path to professional fulfillment by exploring our 100% online curriculum below.

Foundation Courses

BUS 102 — Business Foundations — 2 hours
Explore the types of business careers available in today’s job market, various functions of businesses around the globe, and international business culture.

BUS 110 — Essentials of Financial Literacy — 3 hours
Examine the mathematics of money and financial literacy. This course will cover such topics as simple and complex interest, taxes, consumer finance, retirement plans, insurance and risk management, cash flows, payroll and inventory.

Lower Level Core

AC 200 — Principles of Accounting I — 3 hours
Focus on how accounting events affect financial statements. Learn about preparation and use of external financial reports, accrual versus cash, long-term operational assets, long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, recording procedures, and financial statement analysis.

AC 201 — Principles of Accounting II — 3 hours
Study the basic concepts associated with internal reporting, such as the use of relevant information for planning, control, and decision making. Examine cost behavior, cost allocation, product costing, budgeting, responsibility accounting, and capital budgeting.

IS 103 — Applied Information Technology — 3 hours
Learn about microcomputers, business applications in office automation, analysis of business problems, and retrieval and presentation of information.

LS 246 — Legal Environment of Business — 3 hours
Build your general knowledge of the legal environment of business and the basic principles of contracts, property, business organizations, bankruptcy, employment, ethical reasoning and decision-making. Acquire an understanding of the role and value of diversity in the workplace through study of equal employment opportunity and other laws.

QM 214 — Quantitative Analysis I — 3 hours
Examine basic statistical concepts applied to issues in today’s business world. Explore descriptive statistics, index numbers, basic probability, sampling, statistical inference, distributions, and estimation.

QM 215 — Quantitative Analysis II — 3 hours
Explore hypothesis testing, Chi-square distribution, simple regression, multiple regression, analysis of variance, time series, nonparametric statistics and quality control.

EC 210 — Principles of Microeconomics — 3 hours
Theory of production and value, including the problems of monopoly, oligopoly, and distribution of income.

EC 211 — Principles of Macroeconomics — 3 hours
Study economic analysis and its use in dealing with business and governmental problems. Cover topics such as national income, price-level, employment, governmental fiscal policies, and international economics.

Upper Level Core

AC 310 — Financial Accounting II — 3 hours
Learn about inventories, plant assets, intangible assets, current liabilities, long-term debt, and stockholders’ equity.

AC 401 — Cost Accounting — 3 hours
Examine the basic theories and procedures involving cost determination, analysis, and control. Learn about cost allocations, application of overhead, budgeting, standard costs, job order, process and byproduct costing, spoilage, and quantitative techniques. Junior standing required.

AC 402 – Income Taxation I — 3 hours
Fundamentals of taxation with an emphasis on federal income taxation of individuals.

AC 413 – Internal Auditing — 3 hours
Theory and practice of internal auditing and application of internal auditing principles and techniques to selected audit problems.

AC 430 – Financial Accounting III — 3 hours
Examine dilutive securities, earnings per share, investments, accounting for income taxes, accounting changes and error analysis, statement of cash flows, retirement benefits, leases, and selected disclosures.

AC 440 – International Accounting — 3 hours
Development of international accounting knowledge needed to make informed decisions in global business environment from a user’s perspective.

BUS 350 — Business Communications — 3 hours
Review of grammar and organization with emphasis on conventions, formats, and style of written business communication. Relies on class writing assignments, research methods and analysis, and collaborative writing.

MK 303 — Basic Marketing — 3 hours
Survey course of modern business processes and the planning, distribution, promoting, and pricing of products for domestic and international organizations.

IS 303 — Information Systems — 3 hours
Theory and application of management information systems. Planning, design, development, and implementation of and strategic issues in information systems. Learn about the World Wide Web, Internet, and knowledge-based systems.

FN 310 — Fundamentals of Financial Management — 3 hours
Introduction to the basic principles of financial management emphasizing quantitative and qualitative analysis of time value of money, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, risk/return analysis, cost of capital, capital structure, and cash flow analysis.

MG 302 — Management Processes and Behavior — 3 hours
Examine ethical decision-making processes, leadership, contemporary management issues, and communication within organizations. Learn about motivation, job attitudes, diversity, and performance evaluation. Ethics and civic responsibility are significant components of this course.

MG 403 — Operations Management — 3 hours
Operations management as related to manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises. Focus on forecasting, inventory theory, scheduling, production control, facility layout, job design, and supporting functions.

Management Core for General Management and Human Resources Concentrations (18 credit hours)

IS 417 – Introduction to Business Intelligence – 3 hours
Discuss topics in knowledge management and business intelligence from an organizational IT perspective. Covers topics of knowledge management and business intelligence from an organizational IT perspective. The content of the course includes discussion of and readings on the nature of knowledge; knowledge discovery, generation, capture, transfer, sharing, and application; and includes discussion of the core IT capabilities necessary to deliver Business Intelligence in organizations.

MG 401 — Organizational Behavior — 3 hours
Learn about theories of human motivation with applications, intra- and intergroup processes, and leadership theories with applications, organizational environment, and classical design theory.

MG 409 — Human Resource Management — 3 hours
Examine managerial topics, such as acquisition, training and development, employee motivation, compensation of human resources, labor relations, industrial health and safety, and wage and salary administration.

MG 413 — Employment Law — 3 hours
Understand the impact of legislation, regulations, and court decisions on management of human resources in public and private organizations. Focus on equal employment opportunities, health and safety, pension reform legislation, employment insurance, and Social Security. Junior standing required.

MG 417 — Project Management — 3 hours
Course discusses project management principles, methods, techniques, and tools, such as planning, scheduling, budget, and performance objectives. Examine the socio-technical aspects of projects, role of project managers, project teams, and scheduling and executing projects under uncertainty.

MG 425 — Managing through Leadership — 3 hours
Gain a comprehensive understanding of leadership as a phenomenon and develop the skills to lead others. Examine major theories of leadership and participate in hands-on experiences and workshops.

General Management Capstone (12 credit hours)

MG 416 — Supply Chain Management — 3 hours
Course takes operational view of the mechanism for matching supply and demand through the management of material and information flow. This framework is used to understand strategic, design, and operational issues in supply management.

MG 412 — Employee Selection and Development — 3 hours
Learn about employee selection, placement, and development functions within organizations. This course examines recruitment and selection techniques, as well as state and federal laws and regulations affecting selection and performance appraisal.

BUS 450 — Strategic Management Capstone Experience — 3 hours
Seminar integrating functional business fields of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, production policy, and decision-making. This course is writing-intensive, and students must demonstrate an ability to write to appropriate audiences and incorporate pertinent external sources. Emphasis on ethical reasoning and decision-making and relating material to contemporary business events and issues. Must be senior in last term.

MG 415 — International Business Dynamics — 3 hours
Explore business and managerial problems of international business activity. Focus on relating current international information to problems and opportunities for business firms.

Human Resources Capstone (18 credit hours)

MG 411 — Compensation Administration — 3 hours
Study problems of compensation administration in public and private organizations, with an emphasis on determination of range, salary levels, and structures.

MG 412 — Employee Selection and Development — 3 hours
Learn about employee selection, placement, and development functions within organizations. This course examines recruitment and selection techniques, as well as state and federal laws and regulations affecting selection and performance appraisal.

MG 415 — International Business Dynamics — 3 hours
Explore business and managerial problems of international business activity. Focus on relating current international information to problems and opportunities for business firms.

BUS 450 — Strategic Management Capstone Experience — 3 hours
Seminar integrating functional business fields of accounting, economics, finance, information systems, management, marketing, production policy, and decision-making. This course is writing-intensive, and students must demonstrate an ability to write to appropriate audiences and incorporate pertinent external sources. Emphasis on ethical reasoning and decision-making and relating material to