School of Business
School of Business

Business Management: A 7-Quarter Associate of Applied Science Degree Program
Arlington, TX Campus

Course Descriptions

AC1220T Accounting Principles I | 4.5 credit hours

This course involves accounting principles that will be studied throughout the Business Management program. It presents accounting standards, inventory methods, depreciation, and financial components that comprise the income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows. Students will perform accounting exercises to solve business problems. Prerequisite: GS1140T Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

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AC1320T Accounting Principles II | 4.5 credit hours

This course expands on the concepts taught in Accounting Principles I, and includes a broader analysis of financial statements and their components. Students study differences between long and short-term liabilities, stocks and bonds, and the uses of management versus financial accounting. Prerequisite: AC1220T Accounting Principles I or equivalent

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AC1420T Financial Accounting | 4.5 credit hours

In this course, students practice producing financial statements using different classes of assets and inventory valuation methods. It includes the preparation of trial balances and the use of financial ratios to determine a measure of the financial health of a company. Prerequisite: AC1320T Accounting Principles II or equivalent

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BU1110T Introduction to Business | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores fundamental processes of management, teamwork, motivation, customer satisfaction, and the production of goods and services. Students will examine ethical and social responsibilities for businesses, and compare business operations in U.S. companies to business operations in foreign countries.

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BU1410T Management Information Systems | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines fundamentals of information systems used in business. Topics include choice of hardware and software, security, backup, virus protection, and the use of internal and external communication to solve business problems. Prerequisite: BU1110T Introduction to Business or equivalent

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BU2620T Fundamentals of Business Communications | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores methods to create effective communications within the organization. Concentration is on collaborative communications, communicating bad-news messages and conducting persuasive presentations. Students practice with a variety of electronic and hard copy media and will give a professional presentation at the end of the course. Prerequisite: EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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BU2760T Business Law | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines the legal environment in business, focusing on legal and ethical issues. Students review tort law, criminal law, cyber crimes, contracts, bankruptcy, employment law and property law. Prerequisites: BU1110T Introduction to Business or equivalent or PL1110T Introduction to Paralegal or equivalent, EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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BU2799T 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 all of the 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 75 credits earned in the program of study

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CO2520T Communications | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

The course focuses on the history, principles and techniques of interpersonal, organizational and mass communications, and on communicating using written, verbal and visual formats. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 54 credits earned in the program of study including EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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EN1320T Composition I | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course examines phases of the writing process, with emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for communicating clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite: GS1145T Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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EN1420T Composition II | A 4.5 credit hour Composition course

This course builds on the foundations of Composition I with additional emphasis in rhetorical structures, argumentation, and research. Presenting strong arguments using visual and oral communication techniques is also included. Prerequisite: EN1320T Composition I or equivalent

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ES2550T Microeconomics | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces the economic way of thinking and applies basic principles of microeconomics. It is the study of choices made by households, firms and governments and how these choices impact the market economy. Prerequisites: MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320T Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2550T Microeconomics or equivalent and ES2555T Survey of Economics or equivalent.

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ES2560T Macroeconomics | A 4.5 credit hour Social Science course

This course is the study of aggregate economic activity. Students apply basic principles of macroeconomics to unemployment, inflation and economic growth. Prerequisites: MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320T Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2555T Survey of Economics or equivalent and ES2560T Macroeconomics or equivalent.

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FN2640T Fundamentals of Finance | 4.5 credit hours

This course examines factors included in financial decision-making, such as return on investment, financial planning, budgeting and the comparison of different corporate investments. It also covers the timing of cash flow and its impact on the desirability of investments. Prerequisites: MA1210T College Mathematics I or equivalent, AC1420T Financial Accounting or equivalent

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GS1140T Problem Solving Theory | 4.5 credit hours

This course introduces students to fundamental principles, strategies and methods of problem solving theory.

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GS1145T Strategies for the Technical Professional | 4.5 credit hours

This course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society, including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by technical professionals and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

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GS2745T Advanced Strategies for the Technical Professional | 3.0 credit hours

This course focuses on skills, characteristics and attitudes that contribute to professional life. Topics include personal integrity, business communication skills, teamwork and conflict resolution, financial literacy, professional work habits, networking and social media, and lifelong learning. Prerequisites: Completion of a minimum of 65 credits earned in the program of study; Prerequisite or Corequisite: CO2520T Communications or equivalent

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MA1210T College Mathematics I | A 4.5 credit hour Mathematics course

This course focuses on fundamental mathematical concepts including quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and matrices. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GS1140T Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

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MG1350T Fundamentals of Supervision | 4.5 credit hours

This course is an overview of the role of supervision in business. Students examine the challenges of motivation, communication, health and safety issues, collective bargaining and ethical conduct in the workplace. Prerequisite: BU1110T Introduction to Business or equivalent

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MG2650T Fundamentals of Management | 4.5 credit hours

This course explores the concept that supervision and management are related, but involve different styles. It reviews where management fits in the organization chart and how managers motivate employees for best organizational results. Concentration is on management''s responsibility to bring value to shareholders through the execution of traditional management functions. Prerequisite: MG1350T Fundamentals of Supervision or equivalent

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MK2530T Fundamentals of Marketing | 4.5 credit hours

This course provides an overview of elements of a marketing plan, market segmentation, product and service mix and global competitive forces. The culminating project includes the completion of a marketing plan for a new product or service. Prerequisite: BU1110T Introduction to Business or equivalent


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Tiffany Edwards
Business Administration
Bachelor of Science

Graduated 2009
Fort Wayne, IN

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