College Courses

 

Business

BU 100 Introduction to Business Management (3)

Introduces the functional areas of business and their integration for effective and efficient operation of organizations in a variety of contexts.

BU 201 Introduction to Marketing (3)

This introductory course is designed to give students a broad understanding of the marketing process including the characteristics and scope of marketing. The focus is on setting organizational marketing goals, assessing market opportunities, designing market strategies, anticipating and solving marketing problems, monitoring the implementation process, assessing the market needs, cost analysis, and adjusting the marketing plan.

BU 211 Financial Accounting I (3)

This introductory course in financial accounting reviews the accounting cycle and preparation of financial statements. Also included is an introductory study of accounting concepts, assets, liabilities, owner’s equity, and forms of business organizations.

BU 214 Professional and Technical Writing (3)

Concentrated instruction and practice in technical and job related expository writing.

Cross-listed: COMM 214 Professional and Technical Writing

Note: Students with credit for BU/COMM 213 Business Communications may not take this course for credit

Prerequisite(s): One of ENG 100 Literature and Composition I, ENG 101 Literature and Composition II, or ENG 110 Introduction to Poetry.

BU 302 Strategic Management (3)

An examination of the skills and competencies necessary in order to develop and to implement a successful strategic vision. The course examines the issues underlying strategic thinking, strategy development, and the key components of successful strategic execution. As well, it stresses competitive analysis and advantage, the complexities of resource allocation, and the nature of moral and ethical managerial leadership, all while staying attentive to organizational culture and mission.

BU 310 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3)

Examines the theory and praxis of establishing new business ventures and the on-going management of small businesses including venture and capital formation, finance, marketing and human resource management.

BU 350 Human Resource Management (3)

This course familiarizes students with the functions of human resource management throughout the entire organization. Topics include selection, personnel planning, training and development, compensation, and labour relations. Students are also involved in the communication aspects of business and human resource management. This includes class presentations, employment search techniques, and professional speaking.

BU 400 Senior Business Seminar (3)

This synthesis course provides the opportunity for students to come together for advanced study into specific business issues. Topics include further studies on the role of Christians in the business world, entrepreneurship, and business ethics. The course includes significant reading assignments and group discussions.

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing (15 credit hours of BU credit hours or BU cognates credit hours) or permission of the instructor