School of Business
School of Business

Business Management: Bachelor of Applied Science Degree
Arlington Heights, IL Campus

Course Descriptions

AC1220 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: GS1140 Problem Solving Theory or equivalent

AC1320 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: AC1220 Accounting Principles I or equivalent

AC1420 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: AC1320 Accounting Principles II or equivalent

AR4540 Visual Arts | A 4.5 credit hour Humanities course

This course introduces art and architecture forms and the historical and cultural foundations of the modern and contemporary periods, and the post-modern global art movement. Prerequisite: EN3220 Written Analysis or equivalent or SS3155 Research Methods or equivalent

BU1110 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.

BU1410 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: BU1110 Introduction to Business or equivalent

BU2620 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: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

BU2760 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: BU1110 Introduction to Business or equivalent or PL1110 Introduction to Paralegal or equivalent, EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

BU2799 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 students 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

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

BU3310 Operations Management | 4.5 credit hours

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

BU4615 Business Policy | 4.5 credit hours

BU4799 Business Management Capstone Project | 4.5 credit hours

CO2520 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 EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

EN1320 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: GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

EN1420 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: EN1320 Composition I or equivalent

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

ES2550 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: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320 Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2550 Microeconomics or equivalent and ES2555 Survey of Economics or equivalent.

ES2560 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: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, EN1320 Composition I or equivalent. Students may not receive credit for both ES2555 Survey of Economics or equivalent and ES2560 Macroeconomics or equivalent.

FN2640 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: MA1210 College Mathematics I or equivalent, AC1420 Financial Accounting or equivalent

FN3440 Corporate Finance | 4.5 credit hours

GS1140 Problem Solving Theory | 4.5 credit hours

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

GS1145 Strategies for the Technical Professional | 4.5 credit hours

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

HR3460 Management of Human Capital | 4.5 credit hours

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

MA1210 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: GS1140 Problem Solving Theory 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

MG1350 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: BU1110 Introduction to Business or equivalent

MG2650 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 managements responsibility to bring value to shareholders through the execution of traditional management functions. Prerequisite: MG1350 Fundamentals of Supervision 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

MK2530 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: BU1110 Introduction to Business or equivalent

MK4530 Marketing Management | 4.5 credit hours

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.

SC1130 Survey of the Sciences | A 4.5 credit hour Science course

This survey course is designed to familiarize the student with the methods of rational inquiry and problem solving in the sciences. Students will explore a selection of topics in the scientific fields including physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy and earth science, to develop basic scientific literacy and the ability to critically analyze issues of science. This course includes a laboratory component.

SC4735 Environmental Science | A 5.5 credit hour

This course explores issues in 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

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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