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Independent Study

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
491-494
Course Credits:
1-3

Opportunity for the student to study specific topics of interest not covered in curriculum which would aid in overall content knowledge of business or help better prepare student for career. Must have approval of department. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing.

Independent Study

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
491, 492, 493, 494
Course Credits:
1- 3

Opportunity for the student to study specific topics of interest not covered in curriculum which would aid in overall content knowledge of business or help better prepare student for career. Must have approval of division. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Accounting Basics

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
150
Course Credits:
3

Introductory course in basic accounting principles designed for non-business majors. Financial and managerial accounting topics relevant to the individual or small business owner are presented. Students who have completed BU 155 are not eligible to take this course.

Accounting Principles I

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
155
Course Credits:
4

Introductory course in financial accounting. Presents basic accounting theory, principles and practices related to double-entry system. Accounting cycle including journalizing and posting entries, preparing worksheet, making adjusting, closing, and reversing entries and preparing periodic statements is covered.

Accounting Principles II

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
156
Course Credits:
4

Continuation of BU 155. Application of basic principles of accounting to partnerships and corporations, owner’s equities, cost systems, management reports and financial statement analyses are presented. Prerequisite:BU 155..

Advanced Accounting

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
455
Course Credits:
4

Concepts, principles, theories and problems in accounting for business combinations, stock investments, partnerships, branch operations, foreign currency transactions, international operations and in the preparation of consolidated financial statements. Accounting and reporting by governmental units. Prerequisite: BU 255.

Advanced Corporate Finance

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
400
Course Credits:
3

This course expands on the fundamentals of corporate finance and introduces students to integrated financial analysis and issues relating to investment decisions, financing decisions, pay-out estimations and borrowing and leasing alternatives. Modern financial markets and instruments such as options and derivatives are examined as well as dividend and retention decisions to optimize shareholder value. The subject s of risk management, diversification and valuation also will be addressed.

Advanced Multimedia Development

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
443
Course Credits:
3

Focus on the physical design, testing and implementation of a multimedia module developed with an authoring program such as Macromedia Director. Prerequisites: IS 222 and 243.

Advertising

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
390
Course Credits:
3

Examines the place of advertising in the marketing of goods and services, the planning of effective advertising, the use of media in advertising and the management of advertising.

Auditing

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
315
Course Credits:
4

Concepts and objectives of auditing with emphasis on duties and responsibilities of the external auditor. Auditing standards, procedures and terminology are presented. Problems relating collection of evidence,evaluation of internal control, verification and preparation of working papers and reports. Prerequisite: BU 255.

Business & Government

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
435
Course Credits:
3

An historic as well as current investigation into the roles and relationships between business enterprises and the governmental sector. Governmental regulation and regulatory bodies related to business, antitrust and other related topics are presented. Emphasis is placed on the strategic importance of social responsibility and ethics. Issues include sustainability community relations and the global environment. Prerequisites: BU 240, EC 201/202.

Business Ethics

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
388
Course Credits:
3

Provides a framework for integrating ethics into decision-making in the context of a business/ professional environment that is complex, dynamic and increasingly global in scope. Will focus on actual case problems and companies that have developed ethically sound policies in a number of areas, for example, community service, environmental responsibility, work-family programs, labor practices, conflict of interest, falsification of information, Internet privacy, legal compliance, etc. Prerequisite: junior or senior status.

Business Law I

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
473
Course Credits:
3

Nature, purpose and functions of law with special emphasis on its relation to business. Fundamentals of the law of contracts, agency, sales, commercial paper, banking, property, partnerships, corporations, bankruptcy, trade regulations, secured transactions, investment securities and documents of title. Administrative, criminal, torts and employment law. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Business Law II

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
474
Course Credits:
3

Expansion of Business Law I with emphasis on forms of business organizations, agency, sales, negotiable instruments, regulations of business, accountant liability, and environmental law and property. Prerequisites: BU 473 and junior standing.

C# Programming

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
230
Course Credits:
3 cr.

Introduction to the C# programming language as it is applied to business problems. Emphasis on the syntax of C# and techniques for developing, debugging and documenting programs. Taken concurrently with IS 231 C# Programming Lab. Prerequisite: IS 222.

C# Programming Lab

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
231
Course Credits:
1 cr.

One 2.75 hour lab period weekly taken concurrently with IS 230 C# Programming. Lab provides hands-on experience working with the C# language.

C++ Programming

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
336
Course Credits:
3

Introduction to the object-oriented computer programming language C++. Emphasis on the syntax of C++ and techniques for developing, debugging, and documenting programs. Taken concurrently with IS 337 C++ Programming Lab. Prerequisite: IS 222.

C++ Programming – Lab

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
337
Course Credits:
1

One 2.75 hour lab period weekly taken concurrently with IS 336 C++ Programming. Lab provides hands-on experience working with the C++ language.

Comparative Economic Systems

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
305
Course Credits:
3

A non-quantitative course that examines the bases for comparing economies and economic systems; studies the cultural and historic development of economies ranging from open-market capitalistic systems to centrally planned economies, and the hybrid of market socialism; analyzes examples of each of these at various levels of maturity and development. Prerequisite: EC 201-202 or permission of instructor.

Compensation & Benefits

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
355
Course Credits:
3

A study of the principles and procedures for the determination of compensation levels, benchmark positions, wage structures and methods of payment. The course will also examine fringe benefits, their cost evaluation and the impact that benefits have on employee satisfaction and retention. Prerequisites: BU 156, BU 341.

Computer Decision-Making Applications

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
260
Course Credits:
3

Focus on intermediate level skills in spreadsheet and database management packages. Emphasis on using the software tools to solve problems. Prerequisite: IS 220.

Computer Productivity Applications

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
220
Course Credits:
3

Introduction to computers and information systems. Overview of computer hardware, software, and use in society. Instruction in advanced features of Windows, advanced word processing, and using spreadsheets, presentation graphics and web page development software. Prerequisite: IS 120 or placement test.

Consumer Behavior

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
301
Course Credits:
3

The decision-making processes which consumers use in selecting and purchasing goods and services and the psychological, sociological, and cultural factors which influence these decisions. An analysis of the marketing mix with strategies and policies in a behavioral context is covered.

Corporate Finance

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
360
Course Credits:
3

Study of how business corporations can plan for, acquire and make maximum utilization of funds available to them. Extensive review of time value of money calculations and concepts. Investigate effects of taxes on types of business ownership, analysis of financial ratios, capital budgeting, rates of return and risk analysis. Prerequisites: BU 155, EC 201-202, MA 220 or MA 221.

Cost Accounting

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
320
Course Credits:
4

Theory and practice of cost accounting procedures as applied to job cost systems, process cost systems and standard cost systems. Price setting, determination of profitability and management systems for accountability. Prerequisite: BU 156.

Database Management Systems

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
350
Course Credits:
3

A study of problems in managing data as a valuable resource of an organization. Topics include data structures, data models (hierarchical, network, inverted, relational), database management systems, database administration, data dictionaries, database design, and issues related to data management (ownership, integrity, sharing, security, privacy). Exposure to microcomputer database management systems. Prerequisites: IS 222, IS 260 and IS 310.

Economic History of the United States

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
304
Course Credits:
3

A topical approach, within a chronological context, to the development of the American economy; topics examined include agriculture, industry, finance, transportation and communication, commerce, labor and the role of the government in the economy.

Economics and Contemporary Issues

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
100
Course Credits:
3

A general introduction to the study of economics, including both micro-and macroeconomics concepts and ideas, as reflected in current domestic socioeconomic and global issues. NOTE: This course is not open to students who have successfully completed the Principles sequence (EC 201, 202).

Entrepreneurship

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
303
Course Credits:
3

Principles and techniques of owning, operating and managing a small business are introduced. Students examine how to obtain financing, determine location, investigate expansion, franchising, facilities and resource management and legal considerations. Students develop a business plan.

Federal Income Tax I

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
458
Course Credits:
4

Study of federal income tax laws, regulations and procedures as related and applied to individuals. This will include federal taxation of property transactions as they relate to individuals. Students will be required to complete a Form 1040, utilizing available software. Prerequisite: BU 156.

Federal Income Tax II

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
459
Course Credits:
3

Study of federal income tax laws, regulations and procedures as related and applied to entities. This will include federal taxation of property transactions as they relate to entities. Includes coverage of partnerships, corporations, estates and trusts. There will be an introduction to research techniques. Prerequisite: BU 458.

Fraud Examination

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
475
Course Credits:
3

The study of the principles and methodology used in the examination, identification and detection of fraud. The course will examine the most common schemes used by executives, managers and employees to commit fraud against their organizations. It provides an analysis of various types of fraud and includes cases that illustrate and help the student understand each type of fraud. Prerequisites: BU 256 and BU 315.

Global Marketing

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
450
Course Credits:
3

Modification of basic marketing concepts to the global perspective. Differences among markets due to geography, culture, politics, economics, government laws and regulations, and commercial policy and trade practices are emphasized. Prerequisite: BU 230.

Human Resources Management

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
341
Course Credits:
3

Specific techniques used in managing human resources, such as employee recruiting, selecting, development and training, job analysis, wage and salary administration, performance appraisal, equal employment, safety, security, recreation, communications, employee and labor relations and collective bargaining relating to the function of management within a business enterprise. Focus will also be placed on the importance of managing human resources to add long-term value to a corporation in order to meet competitive challenges. Prerequisite: BU 240.

Independent Study

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
491-494
Course Credits:
1-3

Opportunity for the student to study specific topics of interest not covered in curriculum which would aid in overall content knowledge of business or help better prepare student for career. Must have approval of division. Prerequisite: junior standing.

Info Technology Hardware & Software

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
323
Course Credits:
3

Principles and application of telecommunication and computer systems hardware and software will be presented through lecture, installation, configuration and operations experiences. The course provides the hardware-software technology background to enable systems development personnel to understand tradeoffs in computer architecture for effective use in the business environment. Prerequisite: IS 220.

Information Technology Infrastructure

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
330
Course Credits:
3 cr.

This course introduces students majoring in Management Information Systems to the concepts and issues of Information Technology infrastructure, particularly, hardware, operating systems, and networking, with an emphasis on how they are selected and used to support business functions. It prepares students to work effectively with both IT professionals in the enterprise and external vendors and to design processes and solutions that depend on that infrastructure.

Intermediate Accounting I

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
255
Course Credits:
4

Emphasis on accounting functions; advanced problems of asset and liability valuation, cash flow, and application of funds are presented. Prerequisite: BU 156.

Intermediate Accounting II

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
256
Course Credits:
4

Continuation of BU 255. Emphasis on stockholder’s equity, theory of income determination and presentation and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisite: BU 255.

International Economics

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
440
Course Credits:
3

An examination of key issues facing the global economy, including trade theory and policy, protectionism and trade blocs, the mobility of labor and capital through multinational corporations and otherwise, various exchange rate systems and how they affect international business, issues of economic development and transition to market economies. Prerequisite: EC 201-202 or permission of instructor.

International Finance

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
442
Course Credits:
3

A study of the international monetary system and the balance of payments; foreign exchange markets and their implications for businesses involved in global decision-making; the issues surrounding foreign investment; international banks and other global financial resources. Prerequisite: EC 201-202 or permission of instructor.

Internship

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
495
Course Credits:
1-6

An advanced work experience with clear career or project orientation designed for juniors and seniors with prior on-the-job-training. Prerequisite: permission of advisor.

A maximum of six credits in Internship may be used toward fulfilling the major requirements or the general degree requirements.

Internship

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
295
Course Credits:
1-3 cr.

An on-campus initial work experience designed to introduce the student to the discipline of the workplace. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and permission of advisor.

Internship

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
395
Course Credits:
1-3 cr.

A work experience designed to integrate course objectives with a practical experience in an off-campus work environment. Prerequisites: Permission of advisor and junior standing.

Introduction to Computer Desktop Skills

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
180/120
Course Credits:
3

This course will introduce beginning computer concepts, including computer functions, hardware devices, and software types and using a network. It also includes exposure to Windows and Internet Explorer. It concentrates on instruction in word processing, using spreadsheets, presentation graphics, and other online collaboration tools. Computer placement test required.

Investments

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
370
Course Credits:
3

Study of common and preferred stocks, corporate bonds, government bonds and other financial investments. Techniques in determining investment objectives and strategies analyzing investment opportunities, and initial development of an investment portfolio are presented. Prerequisite: BU 360.

Java Programming

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
333
Course Credits:
3

Introduction to the Java programming language. Emphasis on the syntax of Java and techniques for developing, debugging and documenting Java applications and Java applets. Taken concurrently with IS 334 Java Programming Lab. Prerequisite: IS 222.

Java Programming – Lab

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
334
Course Credits:
1

One 2.75 hour lab period weekly taken concurrently with IS 333 Java Programming. Lab provides hands-on experience working with the Java language.

Labor Economics

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
480
Course Credits:
3

A study of the workings and outcomes of the market for labor: the factors determining the demand for labor, and the labor supply decisions of workers; issues relating to the structure of wages and compensation; the incentives for and effects of educational and training investments; the effects of unions on wages, productivity, etc; the employment and wage effects of such social policies as minimum wage, OSHA, and antidiscrimination laws; the problems of unemployment and the impact of wages on inflation. Prerequisite: EC 201-202 or permission of instructor.

Labor Relations

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
436
Course Credits:
3

An analysis of the current relationship between labor and management including an historical view of the relationship through an understanding of current labor laws and regulation Students examine collective bargaining in both the private and public sectors as well as strategies used by labor and management to address the challenges of today’s workplace. Prerequisites: BU 240, EC 201/202 and junior standing.

Legal Issues in Sports

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
462
Course Credits:
3

The interaction and application of law to particular topics in sports and recreation, including contractual and business obligations, drug testing, sports violence, labor relations, regulation of intercollegiate and amateur sports and gender discrimination. Contracts, torts, professional responsibility and constitutional law issues are explored. Strategies for reducing risks and minimizing litigation will be discussed.

Management Information Systems

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
235
Course Credits:
3

Focus upon ways in which information systems can be created to give competitive advantages to businesses. Emphasis on effective management of information technology and organizational issues in information systems. Exploration of these issues through case studies. Prerequisite: placement.

Management Principles

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
240
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the basic principles, processes and functions of management, including planning, organizing, leading and controlling. A look at contributions from key classical theorists and present applications of these theories. Topics also include ethics, globalization and decision making. Application assignments are used to assist the development of student written communication skills. Prerequisite: EN 110 or equivalent.

Managerial Economics

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
350
Course Credits:
3

Marketing Management

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
385
Course Credits:
3

Emphasizes the decision-making role of the marketing manager in analyzing market opportunities, selecting target markets, and planning, implementing, and controlling marketing programs (product, price, distribution and promotion decisions) to reach those markets. Prerequisites: BU 230, MA 221.

Marketing Principles

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
230
Course Credits:
3

Introduction to the social foundations of marketing, the marketing management process, the role of marketing research, the analysis of market opportunities, the selection of target markets, and the development of the marketing mix. Prerequisites: EC 100, EC 201 or EC 202.

Marketing Research

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
375
Course Credits:
3

Fundamentals of collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation and application of data for the solution of marketing problems. Survey research and experimental design with emphasis on problem definition, research design, primary and secondary data collection, sampling, statistical analysis and decision making are presented. Prerequisites: BU 230, MA 221.

Money, Banking and Global Financial Markets

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
331
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the various forms of money and other financial assets and the global markets in which they are traded; the roles of banks and other financial intermediaries, the instruments which they trade, and the effect of their behavior on their customers and the economy; the governments’ monetary policies and their impact on the economic activity of their respective countries. Prerequisite: EC 201-202 or permission of instructor.

Multimedia Development

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
243
Course Credits:
3

Introduction to the concepts of multimedia software, hardware, development concepts and basic visual and human interface design issues. Hands-on experience with multimedia hardware and software. Prerequisite: IS 220.

Network Essentials

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
335
Course Credits:
3

New Venture Management

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
410
Course Credits:
3

This capstone course completes the study of owning, operating and managing a small enterprise. Through the use of case studies, emphasis is placed on planning the product or service, screening opportunities, developing financial projections, obtaining capital and managing growth. The issues surrounding business dissolution are also discussed. The student may complete a business plan for their own venture. Prerequisite: permission of division.

Operations Management

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
386
Course Credits:
3

Examines the processes used by a company to produce and distribute valuable products and services to its customers. Operations management appraises the methods that aid in management decision-making. Course topics addressed are strategy and value, capability, capacity, supply chain, quality tools, inventory management, project management and value creation. Prerequisite: BU 235.

Organizational Behavior

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
345
Course Credits:
3

Study of motivation, leadership, and other various factors which affect individual and group behaviors as they relate to performance, productivity and satisfaction in work organizations. Students analyze the application of these concepts in a number of organizations and examine the challenges and ethical concerns related to managing workers within a global and virtual work environment. Prerequisite: BU 240, junior standing or permission from the division chair.

Principles of Macroeconomics

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
202
Course Credits:
3

The first of a two-course sequence in Principles of Economics; this course examines the goals of the macroeconomic (full employment, domestic price stability, economic growth, and stable international economic relations) and how they are promoted by the government’s use of fiscal and monetary policy; the course concludes with a formal introduction to international economics, including the micro-based topics of international trade theory and commercial policy, as well as international finance and openeconomy macroeconomics. Prerequisite: MA 110 or equivalent recommended.

Principles of Microeconomics

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
201
Course Credits:
3

The second of a two-course sequence; this course introduces students to the social science of economics, and then examines the behavior of individual consumers and firms, as well as the role of government, in the product and resource markets. On what bases are decisions made to buy (demand) and sell (supply)? How are these markets structured? What if the market system does not work, or is not allowed to work? What is the proper role of the government in a market-based economy? Prerequisite: EC 202, or permission of instructor.

Principles of Supervision

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
300
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the importance of supervising people in the workplace, including the role of the supervisor in understanding human resources problems. Emphasis on the role of the supervisor in handling labor problems, improving communication in the organization, directing, staffing and training. Prerequisite: BU 240.

Professional Communications

Course Prefix:
CA
Course Number:
232
Course Credits:
3

Study of written and oral communication theory and its importance in accomplishing organizational objectives. Practical exercises will be reviewed to build on basic skill requirements.

Programming Logic and Design

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
222
Course Credits:
3

Language-independent course introducing the computer program design and development process. Identification and solution of business problems emphasized. Concepts include program structures, decision-making, flow control, algorithm development and arrays. Techniques include structured flow charts, hierarchy charts, and the use of pseudocode in program design. Prerequisite: MA 110 or concurrent.

Project Management

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
425
Course Credits:
3

Exploration of Project Management through case studies and projects. This course examines both the technical
and behavioral aspects of project management. Students will participate in project teams throughout the
semester. Prerequisite: junior standing

Public Finance

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
432
Course Credits:
3

An examination of the role of the public sector (government) in the economy, especially how it spends and raises money: the traditional functions of government economic policy; how government spending and taxing policies are made; public expenditure programs such as welfare, social insurance, and health care; principles of government financing; the practice of taxation, especially by the national government; and intergovernmental financial relations. Prerequisite: EC 201-202 or permission of instructor.

Sales Management

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
380
Course Credits:
3

Covers the role of the sales manager in sales training programs, motivating, compensating, and supervising the sales force and various aspects of sales planning. Prerequisite: BU 230.

Security, Ethics, and Intellectual Property

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
340
Course Credits:
3 cr.

In this case study-based course, students will examine the context, implications, and mechanics of information systems security at both the micro (individual system and network) and macro (enterprise) levels. In addition, ethical considerations of information technology and its use in modern enterprises will be investigated, as well as the growing issue of intellectual property rights and responsibilities. Prerequisite: BU 235.

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
192, 193, 194
Course Credits:
1-3

Topics to be arranged by the department and student. Hours and credits to be arranged by the department.

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
EC
Course Number:
391, 392, 393, 394
Course Credits:
3

Possible topics include the economics of gender issues, health economics and the economics of environmental issues. Prerequisite: EC 201-202 or permission of instructor.

Selected Topics

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
391-394
Course Credits:
1-3

Advanced topics in business. Specific credit hours and topics to be arranged with division approval.

Selected Topics in Info Systems

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
391-394
Course Credits:
3

Study of selected topics in Information Systems. Topics will vary; title will reflect topics covered in a particular offering. Some possibilities are Advanced Web Site Development, Using VBA with Microsoft Office, Advanced Spreadsheet Analysis. Prerequisite varies with topic.

Sport Facilities Management

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
465
Course Credits:
3

Principles of financing, operating and managing a sport and recreation facility. Overview of planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, security, evaluation and risk management. Prerequisites: BU 240, BU 270.

Sport Industry: Cultural and Sociological Perspectives

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
270
Course Credits:
3

An introduction to commercial recreation and sports and their function in the leisure service delivery system. Focus on socio/historical perspectives and ethical issues. Discussion of resources, financing, pricing, programming and marketing.

Sport Program Administration

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
463
Course Credits:
3

An in depth study of recreational programming including assessment of need, scheduling, budgets, hiring and supervision of personnel, equipment management and evaluation. Prerequisites: BU 240, BU 270.

Sports Events, Sponsorship and Promotions

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
348
Course Credits:
3

An analysis of techniques and strategies for publicizing and marketing sport and recreation programs. Focus on public relations and promotion, factors affecting consumer behavior, market management and development of information and marketing plans. Prerequisites: BU 230, BU 270.

Strategic Management

Course Prefix:
BU
Course Number:
426
Course Credits:
3

Provides students the opportunity to enhance their skills to analyze and understand the strategic use of resources, how organizations adapt to rapid technology changes as well as how they restructure and operate in a culturally diverse market. Students work on a number of case studies to develop their skills, knowledge and abilities. Emphasis is placed on the strategic importance of social responsibility and ethics. Issues include sustainability, community relations and the global environment. Prerequisites: BU 240, BU 150 or BU 155, EC 201/202; BU 345 is strongly recommended.

Systems Analysis

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
310
Course Credits:
3

Introduction to business systems analysis. The phases of the systems analysis and design cycle are examined using an approach that provides the student with a practical method for the application of systems techniques in the analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of business information systems. Prerequisites: BU 235 and IS 260.

Visual Basic Programming

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
223
Course Credits:
3

Introduction to the programming language Visual Basic as it is applied to business problems. Emphasis on the syntax of Visual Basic and techniques for developing, debugging and documenting programs. Taken concurrently with IS 224 Visual Basic Programming Lab. Prerequisite: IS 222.

Visual Basic Programming Lab

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
224
Course Credits:
1

One 2.75 hour lab period weekly taken concurrently with IS 223 Visual Basic Programming. Lab provides hands-on experience working with the Visual Basic language.

Website Design and Development

Course Prefix:
IS
Course Number:
245
Course Credits:
3

Emphasizes general principles of designing and building web sites. Use of HTML and web page editors to build complete web sites. Use of scripting languages to tie web sites to databases and add other features to the web site. Prerequisite: IS 220.