General Business Flowchart

Year 1

Fall

UN 1015 - Composition

Provides direct instruction in composition. Students examine and interpret communication practices and apply what they learn to their own written, aural, and visual compositions. Class projects ask students to communicate in a variety of modes and to attend to audience, purpose, and context.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

EC 2001 - Principles of Economics

An introduction to economics. The microeconomics portion covers consumer choice, the firm, value and price theory, and distribution theory. The macroeconomics portion covers national income analysis, fiscal policy, money and monetary policy, the commercial banking system, and the Federal Reserve System.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1020 or MA 1031 or MA 1032 or MA 1120 or MA 1135(C) or MA 1160(C) or MA 1161(C) or MA 1121(C)

ACC 2000 - Accounting Principles I

Introduction to basic principles, concepts, and theoretical framework of financial accounting with the emphasis on its use by economically rational decision makers. Topics include the decision-making environment and the accounting cycles, processes, and statements.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

BUS 1100 - Introduction to Business

Introduction to planning, organizing, decision-making, leadership and control in a business. Business disciplines of accounting, finance, information systems, management, marketing, and operations are introduced, along with discussions of business ethics and social responsibility.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

Spring

MA 2720 - Statistical Methods

Introduction to the design and analysis of statistical studies. Topics include methods of data collection, descriptive and graphical methods, probability, statistical inference on means, regression and correlation, and ANOVA.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-4-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mathematics
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 1020 or MA 1030 or MA 1120 or MA 1032 or MA 1031 or ALEKS Math Placement >= 61 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or CEEB Calculus AB Subscore >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540

BUS 2200 - Business Law

Provides an understanding of the legal basis of contracts and their enforcement in the areas of general contracts, contracts of commercial sales and of agency, and commercial paper.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring

ACC 2100 - Accounting Principles II

Emphasizes the role of accounting information within a firm. Topics include budgeting, responsibility accounting, cost allocations, cost behavior, decision models, capital budgeting, and an introduction to product costing in manufacturing and service sector firms.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 2000

UN 1025 - Global Issues

Study of contemporary global issues, their origins, impacts, and solutions through the thematic and comparative exploration of worldview and culture, population, globalization, development, politics and global governance, environment, and sustainability. Emphasis on global literacy and information literacy.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman

Year 2

Fall

BUS 2300 - Quantitative Problem Solving

Stresses development of quantitative decision and analysis skills to solve problems with cases, exercises, simulations, and mathematical modeling. Topics include regression analysis, decision analysis, stochastic environments, data sources and errors, utility theory risk preference, linear programming, and simulation analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): BUS 2100 or MA 2710 or MA 2720 or MA 3710 or MA 3720

MKT 3000 - Principles of Marketing

Emphasizes decisions made in developing both strategic and tactical marketing plans. Uses computer simulations, experiential learning assignments, and marketing plan development to demonstrate principles of market segmentation, product development, pricing, distribution planning, and promotion.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

FIN 3000 - Principles of Finance

Introduction to the principles of finance. Topics include financial mathematics, the capital investment decision, financial assets valuation, and the risk-return relationship

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): ACC 2000 and (MA 1020 or MA 1030 or MA 1031 or MA 1032 or MA 1120 or MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121 or MA 2160 or ALEKS Math Placement >= 61 or CEEB Calculus AB >= 2 or CEEB Calculus BC >= 2 or ACT Mathematics >= 22 or SAT MATH SECTION SCORE-M16 >= 540)

MIS 2000 - IS/IT Management

Focuses on the theory and application of the information-systems discipline within an organizational context, and identifies the roles of management, users, and information systems professionals. Covers the use of information systems and implications for decision support to improve business processes, and addresses the ethical, legal, and social issues of IT.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
  • Pre-Requisite(s): BUS 1100 or CS 1121 or CS 1131 or ENG 1101 or (ENG 1001 and ENG 1100) or SAT 1200

Spring

Year 3

Fall

OSM 3000 - Operations and Supply Chain Management

Fundamental principles of operations and supply chain management; includes strategic importance and relevant interrelated concepts and tools in product/process design, work systems, forecasting, inventory and materials management, just-in-time, scheduling, and capacity management.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1135 or MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121) and (MA 2710 or MA 2720 or MA 3710 or MA 3720 or EET 2010 or BUS 2100 or CEE 3710)

Spring

Year 4

Fall

Spring

MGT 4000 - Strategic Management

A capstone course focusing on managing from a strategic perspective for gaining advantages in competitive and dynamic environments, emphasizing understanding of industry, business models, growth strategies, and managing business portfolios. Integrates knowledge from finance, marketing, and organizational behavior.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Business; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MIS 2000 and FIN 3000 and OSM 3000 and MGT 3000 and MKT 3000 and BUS 2300

Tips to select the right business program for you:

  • See the COB Academic Advisor and Career Services for resources
  • Focus on Business Core, Math and General Education courses for the first 3 semesters
  • Take principals course related to major interest early
  • Get involved in a COB student organization
  • Attend COB Networking Events
  • Attend the Career Fair to learn about career opportunities
  • Participate in COB's Professional Blueprint Program

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