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Business Courses

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Whether you’re interested in specific business topics or need to fulfill requirements for licensure, you can enroll in individual courses without committing to a degree program.

Bachelor's Courses


BUS1001 - Introduction to Business Fundamentals. In this course, an introduction to the fundamentals of business knowledge and practices, learners examine the primary functions that help businesses operate successfully, develop an understanding of how businesses are organized, and demonstrate competencies in these and other aspects of business including basic business functions, processes, techniques, and organizational methods.

BUS3011 - Fundamentals of Management. In this course, learners acquire and demonstrate fundamental principles of management and their relevance to organizations. Learners analyze how planning, organizing, controlling, and leading influence managerial roles. Learners also integrate current management practices and future trends and determine ways to apply management skills to all businesses and professions. Learners who have received credit for BUS3010 may not take BUS3011.

BUS3012 - Fundamentals of Leadership. This course is an introduction to principles and theories of leadership behavior and their application in business and community settings. Learners develop and demonstrate awareness of the characteristics, styles, and practices necessary for effective leadership. Learners who have received credit for BUS3010 may not take BUS3012.

BUS3021 – Fundamentals of Business Law.  In this course, learners explore and articulate the influences on businesses of statutory, contract, and legal entity law. Learners evaluate the historical underpinnings and origins of the court system's ability to adjudicate commercial disputes. Learners also develop and demonstrate their legal vocabulary, an understanding of core legal concepts, and basic legal research skills.

BUS3022 - Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management. This course is an introduction to modern concepts and practices of efficient supply chain management. Learners build their knowledge of and demonstrate the relevance of supply chain design in support of organizational strategy and explore ways to manage an effective supply chain. Through the use of case studies, learners also analyze existing supply chain systems and recommend improvements.

BUS3030 - Fundamentals of Marketing and Sales. In this course, learners focus on the fundamentals of marketing and sales, including market research and planning, product differentiation and positioning, marketing communications, differences between consumer and business markets, and relational marketing and sales strategy. Learners demonstrate course competencies by preparing and presenting a marketing and sales plan and a corresponding marketing and sales strategy for a simple product offering.

BUS3026 - Foundations and Future of Health Care Delivery Management. This course offers an in depth study of national and global healthcare from a business management perspective. Learners examine the history and evolution of both the U.S. and global healthcare delivery systems. Learners also apply critical thinking skills to analyze a variety of management challenges related to population health indicators, political, economic, and consumer driven forces. Finally, learners explore the high level of change and innovation in the healthcare system by applying change management concepts and skills related to emerging and future trends in healthcare delivery.

BUS3040 - Fundamentals of Human Resource Management. This course is a survey of the human resources management (HRM) field and its function and role in the organization. Learners develop their knowledge of fundamental HRM principles and demonstrate competencies in areas such as compensation and benefits, legal requirements, and training and development.

BUS3050 - Fundamentals of Organizational Communication. This course helps learners develop and demonstrate competence in their understanding and application of the fundamentals of organizational communication; the interrelationship of organizational communication, symbols, culture, and performance; effective communication practices in relationships internal and external to the enterprise; and ways these factors contribute to successful organizational performance. Learners also analyze ways organizational communication factors are interrelated and function in an enterprise.

BUS3061 - Fundamentals of Accounting. This course is an introduction to the accounting function in modern business organizations. Learners define accounting terminology and explore its application to accounting principles. Learners also apply accounting cycle strategies to business financial events and prepare financial statements from accounting system data. Learners who have received credit for BUS3060 may not take BUS3061.

BUS3062 - Fundamentals of Finance. In this course, learners gain and apply finance basics including the time value of money concepts, stock and bond valuation techniques, and capital budgeting processes. Learners also demonstrate ways the relationship of domestic and global financial environments affect financial markets. Learners who have received credit for BUS3060 may not take BUS3062.

BUS4111 – Ethics in Accounting. This course covers the revised AICPA Code of Professional Conduct that governs the behavior of accountants. Learners analyze and apply the conceptual framework and the principles and rules within the code.

BUS4112 – Accounting Research. Learners in this course develop and practice a working knowledge of how to conduct accounting, auditing, and tax research. Learners use the FASB Accounting Standards Codification; accounting, auditing, and tax databases; AICPA, PCAOB, and IRS libraries; and other online tools to conduct research.

BUS4113 – International Accounting. This course covers the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) pronouncements, with particular focus on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Accounting Standards (IAS), and Standard Interpretation Committee (SIC) interpretations. Learners identify key differences between U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and IFRS, and demonstrate knowledge of the impact on financial statement preparation and presentation.

BUS4114 – Govmt Nonprofit Accounting. In this course, learners build an understanding of the accounting methodology and reporting requirements put in place by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) for governments and nonprofit organizations. Learners also examine A-133 reporting requirements and gain the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare Form 990.

 BUS4115 – Business Law in Accounting. Learners in this course acquire and demonstrate a working knowledge of the Uniform Commercial Code. Learners also investigate the CPA's common law duties and liability to clients and third parties, federal securities regulation and liability of CPAs under federal securities laws, and debtor-creditor relationships. Other topics include the federal regulation of business such as antitrust, copyright, patents, money laundering, labor, employment, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).

BUS4801- Ethics and Enterprise. The focus of this course is on the economic, social, and environmental effects of business decisions and policies. Learners identify significant ethical issues affecting today's multicultural business environment and evaluate how businesses have responded to them through policy development. Through case studies and examples of current business practices, learners analyze successful and unsuccessful strategies for establishing ethical standards and corporate social responsibility.

BUS4802 – Change Management. In this course, learners acquire and demonstrate change management competencies by exploring change dynamics and identifying ways to facilitate change. In addition, learners identify knowledge and skills required to lead, facilitate, and support change management. Case studies help learners gain an understanding of the unfolding dynamics of planned and unplanned change in organizations from the multiple perspectives of various stakeholders. Trust building, fear containment, and broad participation in the change process receive special attention.

Master's Courses



MBA6012 – Integrated Global Marketing. Learners examine tools, techniques, methods, and emerging marketing thought employed by organizations that market goods, services, and ideas in local and global environments. Topics include fundamental marketing principles, marketing models and practices, marketing information sources and their associated uses, and the integration of marketing with other organizational functions. Learners also explore the link between marketing and business objectives; the environment beyond the firm; and the role of objectives, strategies, and tactics in marketing and demonstrate their competence in understanding and applying marketing concepts.

MBA6016 – Finance and Value Creation. This course addresses the tools, techniques, and methods of finance and their applications in business. In particular, learners examine the financial tools and methods used to create firm value across local and global organizations. Learners also explore and demonstrate competencies related to the financial structures of firms; global financial markets; and the tax, ethical, and legal implications of various finance decisions.

MBA6026 - The Global Leader: This course addresses the purpose, function, and responsibility of leaders in complex global business environments.

Human Resources Management

HRM5110 – Enhancing Business Acumen for Human Resource Management Professionals. In this course, learners develop an understanding of the business principles, functions, and operations of an organization to develop business acumen. Learners analyze case studies and apply business principles and practices to understand the interaction of HRM within an organization. Learners also focus on the HRM business partner role, and how this role functions within a larger organization.

HRM5112 – Certification Examination Preparation for the aPHR, PHR and SPHR. In this course, learners review the current HRCI® Exam Content Outlines to prepare for the aPHR®, PHR® and SPHR® certification exams. Learners apply their critical thinking skills to scenario-based questions, and develop test-taking strategies for passing these exams. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer or prior learning assessment.

HRM5115 – Certification Examination Preparation for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP. In this course, learners review the current body of competency and knowledge in the HR management field and prepare for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP certification exams. Learners apply their critical thinking skills to behavioral competencies in leadership and navigation, ethical practice, business acumen, relationship management, consultation, critical evaluation, and global and cultural effectiveness and communication. Learners also develop test-taking strategies to help aid them in taking these exams.

HRM5116 – Human Resource Professionals as Internal Consultants. Learners are introduced to the concept of building consultative relationships with clients through the examination of the theories, models, and tools of organization development and consultation. Learners apply methods for working with clients, which support organizational development, employee engagement, and organizational effectiveness. The course emphasizes ways in which organization development and process consultation strategies can increase organizational performance and productivity.

HRM5310 - Strategic Human Resource Management. In this course, learners examine how human resource management (HRM) impacts and supports strategic organizational goals. Using key HRM principles, practices, and data, learners develop well-rounded strategies to address HR related needs and opportunities for a dynamic, multicultural, and global workforce.

Business Management

BMGT8006 – Business Principles and Practices. Learners in this course apply theories of organization to critically analyze the organization as an arrangement of systems to develop a holistic understanding of its interrelated, interdependent functions.


LEAD5210 – Leading Global and Diverse Cultures. In this course, learners analyze aspects of leading and working in global and diverse environments. Learners gain an understanding of the personal and professional role of leadership in diverse cultures, core strategies used to lead more effectively within those cultures, and their own capacities as global leaders.

LEAD5220 – Leader as Change Agent. In this course, learners focus on leaders as architects of change in organizations and environments. Learners study the nature of leadership in complex and dynamic settings; theories of change at the individual, group, and organizational level, and leadership practices that guide and sustain complex change.


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