Business: OrgMan - SPS (BUOM)

BUOM-205  Computer Applications  3 Credits  

This course introduces students to math concepts and computer applications that will be used throughout their business coursework. Computer applications will be learned through completion of projects using word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software application.

Terms Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

BUOM-272  Managerial Economics  3 Credits  

An examination of the principles of economics needed to be understood and utilized by managers and supervisors in all fields. The internalization of the U.S. economy and possible actions affecting economy in all organizations will be included.

BUOM-275  Financial Accounting  3 Credits  

Involves the analysis, recording, and summarizing of accounting transactions on the accrual basis. Includes emphasis on accounting as an information system meeting the demands of users for decision-making.

BUOM-277  Business Writing  3 Credits  

This course is designed to teach the student how to write and present strategically organized, grammatically correct, persuasive business communications. Attention is given to academic and professional writing styles and standards, communication theory for various forms of business writing, and means of efficient research. (Formerly BUOM 376 Business Writing for Professionals.) This course must be passed with a "C" or better to fulfill writing requirements for graduation. A student receiving a "C-" or lower must retake the course to earn the required grade for graduation.

BUOM-282  Managerial Accounting  3 Credits  

An overview of the financial tools available to the manager in decision making. Includes a study of income statements, balance sheets, cash flow projections, budgets, changes in financial position, and ratio analysis. Emphasis is on reading and understanding accounting documents rather than on their preparation.

BUOM-310  Design Thinking and Innovation  3 Credits  

This course introduces students to the Design Thinking collaborative, mult-disciplinary and innovative human-centered approach to problem-solving. Examples from organizations that have successfully implemented the approach will be analyzed and the design thinking model will be applied as part of an experiential project.

BUOM-316  Business Law  3 Credits  

This course explores the legal environment in which businesses operate. The focus is on the organization and operation of the American legal system, legal rules and ethical constraints that impact business, and the practical application of these rules and constraints to real-world situations. Topics include contracts, torts, agency, ethical and criminal implications of business actions, property laws, and the legal aspects of different business entities. (Formerly BUOM 315 Legal Aspects of the Business Process)

Prerequisite: MUST COMPLETE: BUOM-377 AND BUOM-378

BUOM-361  Organizational Communication  3 Credits  

An examination of the formal and informal functions of organizations, including an analysis of an agency or organization based upon a system's model. Students will analyze and solve organizational problems using a step-by-step method. Effectiveness in personal and social relationships is also examined. Constructive feedback, dealing with anger and resolving conflict help each student develop a model for effective relationships. (Formerly BUOM 360 Organizational Concepts and Communication)

Prerequisite: MUST COMPLETE: BUOM-377 AND BUOM-378

BUOM-372  Organizational Behavior  3 Credits  

Study of group behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision making and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are handled by groups and individuals. (Formerly BUOM 371 Group and Organizational Behavior)

BUOM-378  Research Methods  3 Credits  

A course in conducting and applying research for managerial decision-making. Problem formulation, data collection, statistical analysis and interpretation of results are covered. (Formerly BUOM 375 Methods of Research and Analysis)

Prerequisite: MUST COMPLETE: GE MATH REQUIREMENT

BUOM-415  Data Analytics for Business Decisions  3 Credits  

This course focuses on evidence-based leadership in solving real-world problems. Students are introduced to decision-making models and techniques used to evaluate alternative courses of action to improve business performance.

BUOM-416  Intercultural Dynamics in Business  3 Credits  

This course introduces students to the elements of culture, the impacts of culture and cultural differences (on communication, values and norms, work habits, practices, beliefs and attitudes, and sense of self) and the importance of understanding and embracing cultural differences in a global business environment.

BUOM-440  Entrepreneurship: Formation/New Ventures Ventures  3 Credits  

The theory and practice of new venture development. Studies business opportunities from the point of view of the entrepreneur/manager rather than passive investor. Topics include strategic management, venture capital, and writing business plans.

BUOM-456  Business Strategy  3 Credits  

Designed to allow the student the opportunity of integrating the knowledge obtained from accounting, economics, marketing, and organizational management into coherent analytical skills on case studies approximating real world business situations. (Formerly BUOM 455 Business Policy and Strategy)

BUOM-464  Principles of Management  3 Credits  

An overview of management and how leadership forms an integral part of it along with planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling/evaluating. An examination of the field of management from the perspective of a manager wishing to be more effective. (Formerly BUOM 463 Principles of Management and Supervision)

BUOM-470  Special Topic:  3 Credits  

Study of a special topic in business. May be repeated for credit.

BUOM-471  Principles of Marketing  3 Credits  

An introduction to basic marketing theory and terminology. Students will analyze real-world cases exploring domestic and international marketing opportunities and problems, develop skills and confidence to identify and evaluate critical marketing data, and develop successful programs to solve business problems and capitalize on market opportunities. (Formerly BUOM 473 Marketing in a Global Economy).

Prerequisite: MUST COMPLETE: BUOM-377 and BUOM-378

BUOM-472  Managerial Economics  3 Credits  

An examination of the principles of economics needed to be understood and utilized by managers and supervisors in all fields. The internalization of the U.S. economy and possible actions affecting economy in all organizations will be included.

Prerequisite: MUST COMPLETE: BUOM-377 and BUOM-378

BUOM-475  Financial Accounting  3 Credits  

Involves the analysis, recording, and summarizing of accounting transactions on the accrual basis. Includes emphasis on accounting as an information system meeting the demands of users for decision-making.

BUOM-476  Human Resource Managment  3 Credits  

An exploration of the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and procedures relating to recruitment, selection, training, development, and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to Equal Opportunity Employment and the Office of Safety and Health Administration legislation through a series of case studies and simulations.

BUOM-477  Managing the Nonprofit Org.  3 Credits  

This course explores the special challenges of management of a nonprofit organization. Through cases, description, and theoretical analysis, students learn about the defining characteristics of the nonprofit sector, major differences between nonprofit and profit-making organizations, and government and business involvement with the nonprofit sector. Students acquire skills focused on governance, financing, and management of nonprofit organizations.

BUOM-478  Organizational Ethics  3 Credits  

A study of ethical situations in organizations, accountability in government, respect for human rights, and responsibility for ethical and contemporary life choices. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings and analysis of situations in organizations.

Prerequisite: MUST COMPLETE: BUOM-377 AND BUOM-378

BUOM-481  Business Through Eyes of Faith  3 Credits  

A study of the nature of business from the perspective of the Christian faith.

Prerequisite: MUST COMPLETE: BUOM-377 AND BUOM-378

BUOM-482  Managerial Accounting  3 Credits  

An overview of the financial tools available to the manager in decision making. Includes a study of income statements, balance sheets, cash flow projections, budgets, changes in financial position, and ratio analysis. Emphasis is on reading and understanding accounting documents rather than on their preparation.

BUOM-484  Financial Management  3 Credits  

This course enables professionals to apply financial management theory in real business situations ultimately aimed at actionable decision making. Topics include cash flow optimization, profit maximization, forecasting & budgeting, financial analysis, financing through debt or equity, valuation, and analyzing risk and return. BUOM 485 . Strategic Marketing Management (3 units) This course takes a case study approach to the development of marketing strategy and plans. Group discussions, presentations, and written case analyses are used with emphasis on both quantitative and qualitative assessment of management issues. Focus is on critical thinking and application of concepts and techniques to problem identification, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. It is recommended that students first complete college math and accounting. (Formerly BUOM 479 Marketing Strategies)

Prerequisite: MUST COMPLETE: BUOM-377 AND BUOM-378

BUOM-485  Strategic Marketing Management  3 Credits