Required Courses – Business Management

ACCT 1010 - Financial Accounting

This is an introductory course of study in financial accounting and financial reporting for business entities. (TAG# OBU010)

ACCT 1030 - Managerial Accounting

This course provides information for assisting the management of a business entity in making decisions and for evaluating the effectiveness of those decisions by developing a student’s understanding of managerial accounting principles. (TAG# OBU011)

Required Prerequisite(s): Take ACCT-1010

BUSM 1010 - Introduction to Business and Entrepreneurship

In this course the student is exposed to a broad view of the business enterprise. Special emphasis is placed upon the role and importance of entrepreneurship and small-business management. The student will gain insight into the necessity and mutual interdependence of such key business functions as management, human resources, operations and quality, marketing, accounting, and finance. Additionally, the topics of globalization and economics are introduced. Throughout this course, the student will gain extensive experience in problem solving by means of applying basic business math skills to typical business scenarios.

Required Prerequisite(s): READ-0080, ENGL-0040, (either with minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test score

BUSM 1050 - Management

A study of the principles and practices relating to the successful management of modern business. Topics include planning, organizing, designing, and decision making. Ethics and organizational change are also covered. Cases are used to provide practice in the application of management concepts.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take BUSM-1010 or BUSM-1015 or completion of 22 semester credit hours.

BUSM 1110 - Business Law & Ethics

This course is a study in the legal and ethical environment in which businesses operate. (TAG # OBU004)

BUSM 1150 - Marketing

Marketing activities, analysis, strategies, and decision making in the context of other business functions. Topics include: integration of product, price, promotion, and distribution activities; research and analysis of markets, environments, competition, and customers; market segmentation and selection of target markets; and emphasis on behavior and perspectives of consumers and organizational customers. Planning and decision making for products and services in profit and nonprofit, domestic and global settings. (TAG# OBU006)

Required Prerequisite(s): Take ECON-1510

BUSM 1170 - Business Communications

Take BUSM 1170 or ENGL 1030

This course introduces foundational business communication principles and practices. Students will learn to analyze different communication situations; to plan and design oral and written communications; to communicate effectively using appropriate formats, styles, and technologies; and to apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills in order to achieve desired communication objectives.  (OBU005, tentative)

Required Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010

BUSM 1270 - Quality

Quality improvement is recognized as an essential function in any successful organization. Leading corporations have demonstrated that improved quality raises profits, reduces costs, and provides competitive advantage. This course will explore the foundations of quality, tools and methods for analytic study, and administrative systems for quality management.

BUSM 2030 - Human Resource Management

Human resource management investigates a variety of functions considered essential to the personnel function of institutions, including legal compliance, job analysis, recruiting, selection, motivation, training, evaluation, compensation, and employee relations/labor relations. A key component of the course is the practical application of HR concepts to a small/medium sized business scenario.

Required Prerequisite(s): READ-0080, ENGL-0040 (either with minimum grade of C-), or qualifying placement test score

BUSM 2050 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business

This course is designed to expand and enhance the student’s entrepreneurial knowledge and small-business leadership skills. The ‘big-picture’ view of the role of the entrepreneur in our economic and social environment is explained and discussed in depth. In-class and personalized student exercises and assistance is a component of this class in which numerous challenges of a start-up business are explored. Each student is assigned the task of exploring entrepreneurship and/or small-business as a career choice. The gamut of essential elements of running a small business is covered in this course. Students will gain practice in the art of decision-making under conditions of uncertainty and incomplete data.

BUSM 2090 - Logistics

This course explores the essential nature and strategic role of logistical operations for the American business enterprise. Included will be the design and control of the flow of goods, services and personnel to its destination and management of the flow with the supply chain. Focus will include inventory, warehousing, packaging, environmental concerns, and transportation modes. Special attention will be given to the global and web-based context for logistical decision-making.

BUSM 2272 - Case Studies in Business

Take BUSM 2272, or BUSM 2280 and BUSM 2285

An application course in which some of the methods of identifying and solving business problems are applied to case studies. Emphasis is given to qualitative analysis and the application of the material and concepts taught in previous courses.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take BUSM-1050 or BUSM-2050 and BUSM-1150, ENGL-1030, ACCT-1010. A minimum of 45 credit hours must be completed.

BUSM 2280 - Cooperative Work Experience

Take BUSM 2272, or BUSM 2280 and BUSM 2285

The cooperative work experience is an opportunity for students to obtain practical work experience in the Business field while earning college credit. This on or off campus employment experience can be paid or unpaid. The work experience is coordinated by a faculty member who visits the job site for a conference with the student and the supervisor at least once per semester. Students must complete 150 hours of work experience. This class is Pass/No Pass (P/NP).

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BUSM-2285;

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: Must be concurrent with BUSM-2285 Seminar. Student must have completed 20 semester credit hours of BUSM classes with a C- or better. Students should have a 2.0 GPA. All forms required for the Cooperative Work Experience must be submitted upon registering for this class. Students are required to attend an orientation class the first week of the semester. Students must get permission of the instructor in order to enroll in this class

BUSM 2285 - Seminar

Take BUSM 2272, or BUSM 2280 and BUSM 2285

This course is taken concurrently with BUSM-2280 Cooperative Work Experience. Students will discuss their work place experiences that occur during their Co-op Work Experience. Students must get permission of the instructor in order to enroll in this class. This class is Pass/No Pass (P/NP).

Required Concurrent Course(s): Take BUSM-2280;

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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CISS 1210 - Microsoft Word

This course is an introductory course in word processing using Microsoft Word for Windows. Through a series of hands-on exercises, the student will create, edit, format, and print documents. Topics include: creating, saving, retrieving, formatting, editing, printing, inserting graphic elements, merging, maintaining file organization, and using the help system.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take CISS-1020

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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CISS 1220 - Microsoft Excel

This course is an introductory course in spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for Windows. Through a series of hands-on exercises, the student will create, edit, format, and print worksheets. Topics include: creating, saving, retrieving, formatting, editing, printing, creating formulas, using functions, naming cells and ranges, creating tables, creating charts, defining range names, validating data, sorting and filtering data, maintaining file organization, and using templates.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take CISS-1020;

2 Credits | 1 Lecture Hours | 2 Lab Hours
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CISS 1280 - Microsoft Excel Advanced

This second level course covers expert Excel features, including formatting with advanced techniques, working with templates and workbooks, working with lists, using analysis tools, managing and auditing worksheets, collaborating with workgroups, and using advanced format functions.

Required Prerequisite(s): Take CISS-1220

COMM 1010 - Speech

This course involves instruction and experience in giving a presentation. Students are taught the principles of speech content and delivery so that they can effectively participate in a variety of practical speaking situations. Presentations will include the informative speech, persuasive speech, visual aid/demonstration speech, impromptu speech, and group presentation. (OTM for Oral Communication TMCOM and TAG# OCM013)

ECON 1510 - Microeconomics

This course will prepare the student to understand, critique, and predict how the various schools of macro-economic thought would diagnose and attempt to solve questions of national economic interest.  Extensive investigation of the underlying principles of the Keynesian, Neo-Keynesian, and Monetarist, Supply-side and Austrian perspectives is accomplished using both an analytical as well as a socio-economic/historical approach. Understanding these perspectives will enable the student to both understand and successfully participate in rational discussion regarding such issues as fiscal policy, monetary policy, trade policy, taxation theory and the preconditions necessary for economic growth. (TAG# OSS005)

Required Prerequisite(s): MATH0084 (minimum grade of C-) or qualifying placement test scores

ECON 2510 - Macroeconomics

This course of study focuses upon how the condition of scarcity affects the decisions of individuals, households, and business firms in their roles as producers and consumers. In particular, the price mechanism is addressed at length and explained by the conceptual and graphical representations of supply and demand. Applications of such concepts as elasticity of demand, as well as marginal cost and revenue calculations are used by the student to determine optimum pricing, profit, and revenue strategies for the firm. The advantages and disadvantages of relative economies of scale in both the long-run and short-run are explored. The market conditions of monopoly, oligopoly as well as perfect competition are analyzed with the goal of giving the student an understanding and appreciation of their socio-economic implications.

Required Prerequisite(s): MATH0074 (minimum grade of C-) or qualifying placement test scores

ENGL 1010 - English Composition I

This is a basic course in expository writing and critical reading. Students read a variety of nonfiction works and write summaries, analysis, essays, and a researched argument in response to their reading. Students learn to read actively and accurately and to organize, develop, and revise coherent papers appropriate for a college-educated audience. (OTM for First Writing Course TME001)

Required Prerequisite(s): READ0080 & WRIT0090 or take ENGL0040 (minimum grade of C- required for all), or qualifying placement test scores

ENGL 1030 - English Composition II

Take BUSM 1170 or ENGL 1030

This is a course in argument and research writing. Students read issue-based works and write summaries, responses, and an argument and research paper. Students learn to organize research projects, find and evaluate sources, incorporate ideas and quotations from sources, document their sources in MLA and APA style, analyze and use argumentative strategies and persuasive appeals, and prepare and revise effective, coherent papers. (OTM for Second Writing Course TME002)

Required Prerequisite(s): Take ENGL-1010 with a minimum grade of C- or better.

MATH 1110 - College Algebra

Take MATH 1110 or STAT 1010

A study of: 1) polynomial operations, rational expressions, exponents, radicals; 2) linear and quadratic equations, inequalities, absolute value applications and their graphs; 3) graphs of elementary functions and non-functions including inverse functions, combining functions, and translating and transforming functions; 4) study of polynomial functions including the Fundamental Theorem of Algebra, zeroes of polynomials, rational functions, partial fractions; 5) exponential and logarithmic functions including graphs and applications; 6) Gauss-Jordan elimination and Cramer’s Rule. This course meets the requirements for OTM College Algebra TMM001.

Required Prerequisite(s): MATH0086 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score

PHIL 1110 - Ethics

This course involves an examination of several ethical theories, including ethical relativism, utilitarianism, virtue ethics, social contract ethics, theological ethics, and rational ethics. Subjects covered may include the ethics of nuclear war, the ethics of suicide, ethical issues in abortion, the ethics of euthanasia, sexual ethics, ethical issues in genetic engineering, racism and sexism, capital punishment, the environment and so on. This course meets the requirements for OTM Arts and Humanities TMAH and also TAG# OAH046.

STAT 1010 - Probability and Statistics

Take MATH 1110 or STAT 1010

This course provides the student with an overview of probability and statistics. Probability terminology, concepts and rules are emphasized in solving probability problems. Descriptive statistics, including measures of central tendency and dispersion, charts, tables and diagrams are used to summarize data. The student is introduced to the binomial, Poisson, hyper-geometric, normal and t-distributions. Confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, correlation, and linear regression are used to make conclusions concerning population parameters from sample data. This course meets the requirements for OTM Introductory Statistics TMM010.

Required as Prerequisite or Concurrent: MATH0086 (Minimum grade of C- required) or qualifying placement test score OR Co-requisite of STAT0086


There is also an elective courses required for this degree. Please see the curriculum worksheet (PDF), opens in a new window for a current electives list.

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