An emphasis in the course is on the development of critical thinking skills and the analysis of controversial issues in the field. Topics include: research methods and fields, the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, drug use and abuse, developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, learning and memory; personality theory, psychological assessment, abnormal behavior, and therapy.
- Define psychology and discuss its historical development as a social science.
- Identify specific elements and topics in the field of psychology.
- Understand scientific methodology and how psychology uses it to understand human behavior.
- Apply the principles and research findings in psychology in daily life.
Topics of this course include: recruitment; selection and development of staff; performance appraisal; termination; legal issues related to personnel practices; and labor/management and employee relations.
1. Explain the strategic and operational role of human resource management (HRM).
2. Apply principles and theories of HRM to the world of work.
3. Analyze HRM implications (from a management perspective) of major legislation, such as the Equal Pay Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Privacy Act.4. Demonstrate competency in HRM skills, such as job analysis, job redesign, interviewing job applicants (both skill and behavioral interviews), dismissing workers for cause, new hire orientation, conducting a performance appraisal session, establishing and/or evaluating training programs, and managing people.
This course is designed to examine both the functions of management (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) and the aspects of business (marketing, finance, and production). Students will address a current issue facing management today with consideration given to the external factors affecting business.
Students Learning Outcomes
- Summarize what management is and the essential roles managers perform.
- Describe the meaning and applications of the four functions of management: planning, organizing, leading, and controlling
- Apply effective management techniques to the several aspects of business
- Demonstrate an understanding of management through an applied project
- Know the historical roots of contemporary management practices.
- Understand the management environment.
- Understand the foundations of planning.
- Understand foundations of decision-making.
- Understand basic organization designs.
- Understand staffing and human resource management.
- Understand how to manage change, stress, and innovation.
- Understand foundations of individual and group behavior.
- Understand work teams.
- Know how to motivate and reward employees
- Understand leadership and trust.
- Understand communication and interpersonal skills.
This course provides a survey of international business management in the context of the increasing economic interdependence of nations. Theories of international business are examined in conjunction with strategic planning, intercultural factors, foreign management techniques, and political risk analysis. The activities of multinational enterprises in home and host countries are also examined.
- Understand international markets, global issues, & their practices and requirements
- Evaluate the complexities of the international business environment
- Explain the differences in decision making processes for international managers
- Describe the process for developing a strategic plan for doing business internationally
- Discuss what type of training is necessary for a multi-cultural staff
This course extends the concepts of Accounting I
to cover procedures for larger or more complex business entities. It will
demonstrate Special Journals, Corporate accounting, and end-of-year adjustments
for Fixed Assets, Receivables, and Inventory.
1. Understand that improper handling of capital expenditures can result in incorrect financial statements.
2. Discuss short-term notes payable, remind that the interest rate is expressed annually and needs adjusting to the appropriate time period (principal * rate * time).
3. Understand long-term liabilities, particularly bonds payable, as a way to finance operations.
4. Describe the corporation, the dominant form of business organization in our country.
5. Present stockholders’ equity by examining the Retained Earnings account and transactions affecting Retained Earnings.
6. Analyze elements of financial statement– horizontal, vertical, and ratio analysis.
7. Distinguish management accounting from financial accounting.8. Discuss manufacturing companies and the three inventory accounts— materials, WIP, and finished goods. We focus on a particular costing method, job order costing.
This course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of analyzing costs for purposes of managerial planning and control. The traditional job and process costing procedures are studied, along with the analysis of cost behavior, standard costing, budgeting, and costs that are relevant for making decisions.
1. Define cost accounting, its relationship to management accounting and financial accounting, and its importance to management decision-making.
2. Describe the budgeting process, the development of the master budget, and how implementing a responsible accounting system can enhance organizational cost control.
3. Explain the value of cost-volume profit analysis, including cost behavior, problem solving for the breakeven point and projections of profit, and cost-per-unit analysis.
4. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the job order cost system and process cost system, and the importance of the work in process function in each system.
5. Identify inventory management issues that affected production and are affected by cost control decisions, and the efficiency of the just-in-time system.6. Improve understanding of the effect of technology in cost accounting applications.
This course is an introduction to ethical decision making in business. The course examines the increasingly complex set of interrelationships among business, government and society. The course also addresses the issue of business etiquette and professional attire.
1. Identify and recognize ethics issues in business.
2. Explain the appropriate ethical relationship between business and society.
3. Relate the significant issues of an ethical controversy in business to moral philosophy, work group influence, corporate culture, and social responsibility.
4. Demonstrate the ability to think clearly about complex ethical situations and to report conclusions in oral and written form.
5. Demonstrate sensitivity to the moral and economic values at issue in a situation.
6. Identify and recognize the responsibilities an employer may have to an employee, to the society as a whole and to the environment.
This course will provide students with the basic
body of knowledge and mechanics needed to successfully undertake and explore
every avenue of exporting. A description of the essentials as well as the
parameters of exporting will be given.
1. Identify the first steps to exporting by asking questions about the potential of the company's products, the resources that can be devoted to the export process, the skills needed, and the basic tools to be used in setting up physical and informational facilities specifically for export.
2. Discuss the various means and channels of export.
3. Explain how and if a given product fits into a particular foreign market and how to set up distribution and promotion accordingly.
4. Understand selling terms and conditions, including credit risks and ways to minimize them.
5. Explain the sometimes-extensive paperwork necessary in international business transactions.
6. Know how to avoid problems and litigation by understanding the regulations that control exporting.
7. Address specialized areas of export financing of importance in any business.8. Explain the working details of government assistance programs that are available to every exporter.
This course is a study of personnel management
in organizations. The student learns basic functions of procuring, developing,
maintaining and utilizing a labor force to meet the entry-level requirements
for employment personnel work. The course supplies students with an
understanding of the personnel department.
1. Assist HR managers
2. Understand the main principles of HR management3. Implement basic HR management tools in practice
This course teaches students how to use financial
statements and the accounting systems that provide the data needed to make
business decisions. This course presents principles of accounting and financial
management as they relate to managerial decision-making. Financial statement
and annual report analysis, cash budgeting, capital management, long-term
financing and financial forecasting are covered.
successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
·Review financial statements and apply financial analysis techniques including ratio analysis for decision making
2. Analyze and interpret data (identify what the numbers mean and where they came from)
3. Demonstrate knowledge of what constitutes ethical reporting and good corporate governance.
4. Apply accounting concepts to real businesses
This course examines the aspects of acquisition
and material management. Students examine the functional roles of those
individuals having responsibility in this area. The course includes
discussion of acquisition law, operations management, pricing, negotiations,
· Explain the process of analyzing the core concepts and principles of purchasing as the foundation for supply management for the government
· Define the difference between commercial and government purchasing
· Explain purchasing strategies, objectives, tactics, terminology and operating systems
· Describe the purchasing and materials management
This course introduces the basic business
transaction patterns, and how they are processed through the accounting cycle.
It will include double-entry accounting applying the accrual basis, the
elements of Income Statements and Balance Sheets, and end-of-period closing
entries. These concepts will be developed through exercises involving
- Identify the roles of international financial markets.
- Describe the various forms of multinational firms.
- Articulate the general policies and procedures relating to the world financial markets and institutions.
- Analyze the basics of how the international financial market works.
- Compare and contrast the process of foreign exchange market, and exchange rate determination
This course presents basic principles and
practice of marketing. Topics include marketing orientation, external
environments, the industry’s code of ethics, and the importance of marketing to
the economy and business entities. Emphasis is placed on marketing strategy:
the target consumer plus product, price, promotion, and place.
- Assess the role of marketing within the firm and the economic system.
- Identify the external and uncontrollable environments of marketing and their impact on a firm's marketing strategy.
- Apply the terminology of the marketing profession to realistic business case studies and examples.
- Interpret the Code of Ethics of the American Marketing Association and relate specific parts of the Code to professional endeavors.
- Apply the marketing principles to well-known companies, products, and advertisements.
This course provides an overview of the field of
marketing to give students an awareness of the institutions and methods
employed in the marketing of goods and services. Discussions cover such topics
as marketing strategies, opportunity and environmental analysis, new product
development, and pricing. Different types of advertising media and their
adaptation to various types of business activities are reviewed.
- Explain the marketing process
- Discuss the four “Ps” of marketing
- Demonstrate an understanding of the basic methods of advertising
- Explain the marketing issues involved with introducing a new product
- Demonstrate an understanding of the similarities and differences in marketing goods vs. services
- Explain and utilize the basics of marketing research
This course discusses basic quality measurement and performance issues. The course emphasizes process control concepts, metrics, and strategies for improvement. Current techniques such as total quality management, six sigma, balanced scorecard, and others are covered.
This course is aimed to introduce the most important aspects of quality measurement, improve students’ skills in quality control and management.