Course Descriptions

Find your career path at the intersection of business and technology

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

Foundation Courses

BUS 102 — Business Foundations — 3 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.

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

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.

IS 303 — Information Systems — 3 hours
Theory and application of 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

BUS 305 — Professional Development in Today’s Workplace — 1 hour
This course prepares students for experiential learning and internship opportunities. Students can gain an understanding of networking, personal branding, career planning, strategic career search, interviewing techniques, salary negotiation, and professional etiquette in the global workplace.

*Experiential Requirement – All business majors are required to participate in experiential education. This requirement may carry 0-3 credit hours.

Information Systems Core

IS 204 — Introduction to Business Programming — 3 hours
Study the concepts, structures, and use of an event-driven programming language to implement business solutions. Focus on developing general problem-solving strategies and implementing solutions through algorithm development.

IS 301 — Introduction to Database Management Systems — 3 hours
Examine database management systems. Develop the fundamental knowledge necessary to model business data needs, design logical data models, and design, implement, and use a physical database in application development.

IS 302 — Business Data Communications — 3 hours
A study of data communications technologies used for business. The technologies include local and wide area networks, as well as telephony. Network management and security are also emphasized.

IS 321 — Systems Analysis — 3 hours
Focus on the planning, decision-making tasks, and requisite skills necessary for the analysis of information systems.

MG 417 — Project Management — 3 hours
Learn about project management principles, methods, techniques, and tools from a manager’s point of view. Topics include planning, scheduling, organizing, and controlling non-routine activities to achieve schedule, budget, and performance objectives.

Elective options

IS 413 — Information Security Management — 3 hours
Develop an understanding of key information security concepts, how to manage uncertainty and risk, and how to develop policies and procedures to make information systems secure. Learn how to audit and recover from security breaches.

IS 415 — Social Media & Virtual Communities in Business — 3 hours
Gain practical facility in the use of social media tools and learn meta-skills like how to use new social media tools, such as filters to make sense of social media, and how to curate news and reports in a manner that contributes to business knowledge and intellect.

IS 417 — Introduction to Business Intelligence — 3 hours
Discuss topics in knowledge management and business intelligence from an organizational IT perspective.


BUS 450 — Strategic Management Capstone Experience — 3 hours
Senior 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. Focus on ethical reasoning and decision-making, and relating material to contemporary business events and issues. Must be senior in last term.

Experiential Learning Course
A course designed to complement students’ academic coursework with pertinent, real-life experiences.