Entrepreneurship Minor

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Required Courses:

BUAD 200: Introduction to Accounting (3)

This course provides exposure to basic accounting information concerning the recording of daily business transactions and the preparation, use, and interpretation of accounting records and reports. Business Administration 100 strongly recommended.

BUAD 201: Principles of Financial Accounting (3)

Introduces the concepts and terminology of accounting and financial reporting for modern business enterprises. The course is centered around analyzing and interpreting accounting information for use in making decisions about organizations. There is a special emphasis on analyzing the balance sheet, the statement of income and expense, the statement of cash flows, and the statement of stockholders’ equity. Additional emphasis is placed on problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills that are necessary for forming conclusions about business activities and to communicate these conclusions to others.

BUAD 205: Principles of Management (3)

An introductory course in management theory and practice. Major topics covered include planning and strategic management, organizational design, leadership and motivation theory, and control mechanisms.

BUAD 206: Principles of Marketing (3)

A study of marketing institutions, product development, channels of distribution, price determination, promotion methods, government influences, and ethical problems facing marketing personnel. Includes a foundational study and discussion of business from a Christian perspective.

BUAD 304: Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management (3)

A study of the importance of entrepreneurship in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors to the development of a society, emphasizing the different paths to business concepts, interactions with entrepreneurs, and the development of a business plan. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing; or permission of instructor.

Six credits from following:

BUAD 100: Computer Literacy for Business/Accounting Majors (3)

This course teaches important computer skills used in today’s world of business. Areas of study include beginning and intermediate Excel and Word, advanced PowerPoint, an introduction to Access, and Windows and file management basics.

BUAD 207: Human Resource Management (3)

Introduces students to the role that Human Resource Management (HRM) plays in organizational settings. Course content is geared towards developing the foundational body of knowledge required of entry-level HRM practitioners and is organized around the four foundation areas of HRM expertise: staffing and recruitment, employee and organizational development, compensation and benefits administration, and labor relations. Prerequisite: Business Administration 205.

BUAD 210: Payroll Accounting and Employee Benefits (3)

In this course, students will explore payroll accounting and employee benefits as one of the most critical elements between accounting and human resources and one of the touch points between managerial and financial accounting. This class will explore payroll processing, legal and government regulations for payroll and benefits, record keeping rules, and employee benefit and compensation program design.

BUAD 243: Introduction to QuickBooks (1)

This elective course provides an introduction to and overview of QuickBooks, a computerized accounting software package popular in small- and mid-sized businesses. A main component of the course will be hands-on practice. By the time you complete this course you will have a good idea of all that QuickBooks offers, be familiar with the most common tasks, and know where to find information about more advanced features. Pre or corequisite: Business Administration 201. Credit for both Business Administration 200 and this module is not allowed.

BUAD 270: Project Management (3)

This course is an introduction to the field of project management. The primary objective is to acquaint students with a broad basic overview of project management and the role of a project manager throughout the five primary processes of managing projects. The course will also cover common agile methodologies and principles because of how they relate to project management. The agile project management process encourages frequent inspection and adaptation, teamwork, accountability, self-organization, best practices that allows for rapid delivery and high quality, and a business approach that aligns development with customer needs and company goals. Prerequisite: sophomore standing. [Cross-listed: Computer Science 270, Construction Management 270]

BUAD 307: Production and Operations Management (3)

Designed to acquaint students with the theory underlying production and operations management, to give them practice in solving the kinds of problems confronted by managers of production and service operations, and to inform them of the opportunities and challenges in the field. Prerequisites: Business Administration 205; or permission of instructor.

BUAD 337: Serving through Selling and Retailing (3)

Using lectures, class discussion, and small group activities, you will learn about the exciting fields of Personal Selling and Retailing. The basic areas of retail management will be covered: buying, merchandising, retail promotion, store location, store layout, credit management, and inventory control. Emphasis is on practical application of retail management principles. Also includes a study of the discipline of personal selling, including both sales strategies and sales management. Emphasis is given to both personal as well as business and industry sales applications. Topics include sales training, sales preparation, prospecting methods, types of presentations, handling buyer questions, closing methods, post-sales service, and sales management. Both areas will be approached from the perspective of serving others through these disciplines.

COMM 222: Interpersonal Communication (3)

The study of concepts, problems, and responsibilities in communication between two or more persons, focusing on conversation with consideration of many variables and contexts. [Cross-listed: CORE 254]

ECON 202: Principles of Economics: Micro (3)

The study of allocation of scarce resources at the level of the individual, household, and firm. Included are human motivation and preferences, the market, the function of prices, supply, demand, perfect and imperfect competition, and selected policy questions. Christian views on the nature of humanity, human motivation, and the market are also studied.

ECON 203: Principles of Economics: Macro (3)

An introduction to the study of human choice in the allocation of scarce resources, concentrating on the aggregate or national level. Economic systems, national income accounts and analysis, income distribution, fiscal and monetary policy, banking systems, economic growth, and selected economic policy problems are covered. Christian views on the origin and nature of economic resources and humankind’s stewardship responsibilities are discussed. Prerequisite: Economics 202; or permission of instructor.

ENG 305: Intermediate Macroeconomics: Theory and Policy (3)

This course provides an intermediate-level study of large scale relationships between macroeconomics, the financial system, and stabilization policy. It is comprised of a theoretical, institutional, and empirical study of national income distribution, price levels, labor markets, and policy-induced economic stabilization. It is particularly concerned with fluctuations in economic activity and the implications of economic disequilibrium for public policy. A reformational Christian perspective will be employed to critically assess prevailing macroeconomic paradigms and systems. Prerequisites: Economics 202, 203; Mathematics 152; Statistics 131 or 132; or permission of instructor. Economics 232 recommended.

TA 207: Improvisation for Theatre and Life (1.5)

This class explores the history and techniques of improvisation from the renaissance through contemporary times. It challenges the student to grow in spontaneity and confidence in their creative capacities in all parts of life.