School of Business
School of Business

Business Management (Residence Bachelor's Program): Bachelor of Science Degree
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Course Descriptions

BU3110 Business Negotiation | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines topics in business negotiation, such as general contracts, labor agreements and sales contracts. Students will use standard scenarios to practice developing settlements that are fair for all parties involved in a negotiation. Prerequisites: BU1110 Introduction to Business or equivalent or PM3110 Introduction to Project Management or equivalent, FN2640 Fundamentals of Finance or equivalent or FN3140 Accounting and Finance for Business or equivalent

BU3210 Quality Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores quality principles, decision-making techniques, business compliance and quality processes and procedures. Students will study business cases to develop recommendations for improving the quality and compliance of an organization. Prerequisites: MK2530 Fundamentals of Marketing or equivalent, MG2650 Fundamentals of Management or equivalent

BU3310 Operations Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines operational workflow processes in a business organization. Topics include productivity measurement, operational efficiency, cost-effectiveness and designing need-to-product conversion workflows. Prerequisite: MA3110 Statistics or equivalent

BU3315 Quantitative Analysis | 4.5 credit hours

This course focuses on mathematical methods used in decision making. Topics include linear programming, queuing theory, transportation method and working under conditions of uncertainty to make choices that improve business outcomes. Students will use software to practice solving business problems. Prerequisite: MA3110 Statistics or equivalent

BU4610 Business Forecasting | 4.5 credit hours

This course involves topics in business valuation, risk and return, options and derivatives, and problem-solving skills that can be used to evaluate a business. Students study financial forecasting and the influence of corporate governance in valuing an enterprise. Prerequisite: MK4530 Marketing Management or equivalent

BU4615 Business Policy | 4.5 credit hours

This course focuses on the link between corporate governance and strategic management. Topics include exercises in developing corporate strategy and the roles of technology and innovation in an enterprise. Students will compare and contrast issues facing for-profit organizations, not-for-profit organizations and small businesses. Prerequisite: FN3440 Corporate Finance or equivalent

BU4799 Business Management Capstone Project | 4.5 credit hours

This is a project course in which students solve a business problem that is designed to combine elements of courses in the program. The instructor must approve the scope and depth of the student''s project and acts as a resource for the student during the execution of the project. A formal written document and presentation are required. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 171 credits earned in the program of study

EN3220 Written Analysis | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course introduces theories and principles of critical and creative thinking with the goal of analysis and production of comprehensive written documents. Focus is on critically evaluating ideas and arguments. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

FN3440 Corporate Finance | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores topics in the management of corporate assets. Focus is on the theory and practice of corporate finance, stock and bond valuation, the cost of capital, capitalization mix, internal and external financing, and investment opportunities for excess cash. Prerequisite: AC1420 Financial Accounting or equivalent

HR3460 Management of Human Capital | 4.5 credit hours

This course focuses on the role of the human resources manager as a strategic member of the management team. Students will review the role of the human resource professional in defining workforce plans, recruiting goals, employee satisfaction programs, pay scales, performance appraisals and ethical processes within the organization. Prerequisite: MG3250 Trends in Leadership or equivalent

HU4640 Ethics | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

This course introduces fundamentals of, and differences in, the morals and rules of conduct among individuals. Focus is on the identification and analysis of a variety of theoretical moral constructs and their application to individual and personal behavior. Prerequisite: EN3220 Written Analysis or equivalent

MA3110 Statistics | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course introduces descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include probability and probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing and linear regression. Prerequisites: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

MG3250 Trends in Leadership | 4.5 credit hours

This course presents a variety of topics in leadership, including leadership theory, leadership framework, leadership styles, and trends and challenges in leadership. Prerequisite: MG2650 Fundamentals of Management or equivalent

MG4550 Management of Business Teams | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines methods used to manage business teams in which all participants may not be at the same location. Emphasis is on managing both internal and external teams, empowering team members, cooperation and competition, and problem solving techniques. Prerequisite: MG3250 Trends in Leadership or equivalent

MK4530 Marketing Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course presents perspectives of marketing management and the role of the marketing manager in the organization. Students will review structure, attributes and processes of a knowledge-based enterprise. Focus is on the design and implementation of marketing/sales systems, measuring outcomes, impacts, and benefits of marketing strategy and tactics. Students will review the management of information and knowledge in organizations. Prerequisites: EN3220 Written Analysis or equivalent, MA3110 Statistics or equivalent

PM3110 Introduction to Project Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores the discipline of project management. Topics include characteristics and phases of a project, the project life cycle, project process groups, project knowledge areas and project standards. Students will compare project management to program management.

PY3150 Psychology | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces psychological theories from behavioral, humanistic and biological viewpoints. Students apply the skills of critical thinking, observation, information gathering and analysis to practice social science and scientific methodology. Prerequisite: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

SC4730 Environmental Science | A 4.5 credit hour Science course

This course explores the issues of environmental science using an integrative approach against a political, geographic, cultural and economic backdrop. Through hands-on and virtual labs and applied problem sets, students will study the impact humans have on the environment and the costs and benefits of mitigating the impact. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent

SP3450 Social Psychology | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course is a survey of theories and research concerned with how individuals behave in social constructs, and how they influence and are influenced by other people. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, SS3150 Research Methods or equivalent

SS3150 Research Methods | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces a step-by-step approach to conducting research. Topics include scientific reasoning, applying critical thinking principles to assess validity and reliability in research, and production of research-based documents. Prerequisites: EN1420 Composition II or equivalent, MA3110 Statistics or equivalent or MA3310 Calculus I or equivalent


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Business Administration
Bachelor of Science

Graduated 2009
Fort Wayne, IN

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