Alice Lloyd College

Business Courses

BUS:

212 Fundamentals of Information Systems

Prerequisite: CIS 110

Offered: Fall and Spring

3 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to systems and development concepts, information technology, and application software. It explains how information is used in organizations and how IT enables improvement in quality, timelines, and competitive advantage.

240 Business Communications

Prerequisite: Eng 101 and 102

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

This course is designed to improve written and oral communication skills within the context of the business environment. Students will learn to prepare various business letters, reports, and other forms of written communications. Decision-making and problem-solving techniques are emphasized through an introduction to case study methods.

295 Business Statistics and Research Methods

Prerequisite: Math 112, 113 or higher

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

This course examines statistical and research techniques used in business decision making. A study of basic statistical concepts is included. Topics addressed include linear regression, correlation, the normal distribution, Chi Square, statistical decision making, time series analysis, statistical quality control and non-parametric statistics. Students will apply statistical techniques through computer assisted research assignments.

310 Personnel Management

Prerequisite: Pre-Bus curriculum, Bus 315; Junior standing or permission of the Business Program coordinator

Offered: Spring, odd years

3 credit hours

A study of employer-employee relationships in business and industry, including personnel policies and methods, selection, placement, training and promotion of employees, and recent trends in employment practices.

315 Principles of Management

Prerequisite: Pre-Bus curriculum or permission of instructor

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

Detailed discussion of four stages of management: planning, organizing, directing and controlling. Emphasis on decision making and communication.

317 The Dynamics of Group and Team Leadership

Prerequisite: Completion of the pre-bus curriculum, junior status

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

Students will explore the theory and research findings needed to understand how to make groups effective and develop the skills required to apply that knowledge in practical situations. The dynamics of power, negotiation, conflict resolution, decision making, and the importance of diversity will be addressed. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to use leadership strategies for group communications and team building to attain organizational objectives.

320 Financial Management

Prerequisite: Pre-Bus curriculum

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

The procurement and management of wealth by privately owned profit-seeking enterprises.

325 Principles of Marketing

Prerequisite: Pre-Bus curriculum or permission of instructor

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

Marketing functions, trade channels, price policies, expenses and profits of middlemen, and public policy with respect to marketing practices.

350 Business Law

Prerequisite: Pre-Bus curriculum or permission of the instructor

Offered: Spring

3 credit hours

A treatment of the fundamental principles of law relating to business. Emphasis is placed upon contracts, sales, bailments, negotiable instruments, agencies, property, bankruptcy, partnerships, and corporations.

405 Organizational Theory (also Soc 405)

Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status; Business or Sociology major

Offered: Fall, odd years

3 credit hours

An intensive study of the development and historical context of organizational theory. Topics include a historical analysis of the early and late 20th century organizational theories and the implication for understanding organizational structure and change.

415 Decision-Making in Financial Institutions and Financial Markets

Prerequisite: Bus 320

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

This course examines decision-making in financial institutions. It focuses on operating within financial markets from the perspectives of the investor and the financial manager of a financial institution. Topics include: security analysis, portfolio management, and the management of financial institutions (with an emphasis on commercial banks).

421 Investments

Prerequisite: Bus 320

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

An introduction to security analysis and portfolio management. Course includes an examination of financial markets, traditional and involving investment instruments, security valuation and selection, and financial planning and portfolio development.

425 Marketing Management

Prerequisite: Bus 325

Offered: Spring, odd years

3 credit hours

A course designed to provide the student with knowledge of the analytical process for managerial marketing decisions. The topics will include such problem areas as: product planning, distribution, pricing decisions and buying behavior.

435 Production/Operations Management

Prerequisite: Pre-Bus curriculum

Offered: Spring

3 credit hours

A study of the methods for planning, scheduling, operating and controlling the production process in both service and manufacturing environments. The behavioral aspects of productivity are considered, but the focus of the course is on productivity as it relates to production and operations management. Topics include productivity measurements, productivity ratios, forecasting, resource planning and allocation, facilities location and design, job design and measurement, production planning and scheduling, quality control and inventory systems. Students will learn to solve problems using 123 operations research models, such as: PERT, queuing theory, linear programming applications and transportation cost optimization.

445 E-Commerce

Prerequisite: Senior status

Offered: As needed

3 credit hours

Examination of hardware, software, and organizational components of management’s responsibility for such overseeing electronic commerce systems, and a study of the business information system environment that e-commerce can impact.

450 Business Policy

Prerequisite: Bus 315, 320, 325; Senior status or permission of instructor

Offered: Spring

3 credit hours

Strategy and policy formulation and implementation and their effects on the various levels of management. Integrates all functions of marketing, finance, accounting, production and considers the interpersonal aspects within the social, political, legal, economic, and ethical environments. This is the capstone course for the Business Administration major. There is a course fee of $25 to cover the cost of the major field exam.

461 Promotional Strategy

Prerequisite: Bus 325 and Junior status

Offered: Spring, even years

3 credit hours

Promotional Strategy is a study of the promotion factor of marketing including: economic sociological and psychological basis of demand stimulation. Implications for advertising, sales, promotion and publicity in the formulation of an effective campaign are discussed.

462-464, 467-469 Special Topics in Business

Prerequisite: Pre-Bus curriculum and Junior or Senior status

Offered: Spring, odd years or as needed

3 credit hours

Some elective courses may be offered as special topics in business on an occasional basis depending on the availability and interests of students and faculty. Examples of special topics include International Business, Advertising Management, Commercial Bank Management, and Management Information Systems.

465 Leadership Theory and Application

Prerequisite: Bus 325 and Junior status

Offered: Spring, odd years

3 credit hours

This course provides a survey of classic and emerging leadership theory with a focus on leadership thinking for the 21st century. Learners are expected to demonstrate an understanding of leadership theory and its applications in an organizational context. Learners will be given the opportunity to practice leadership by planning and leading a servant leadership project. The learning products will evidence mastery of classic and contemporary approaches to leadership.

466 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility

Prerequisite: Pre-Bus curriculum

Offered: Spring, even years

3 credit hours

This course introduces basic ethical concepts, principles, and examples to enhance understanding and use of ethics in solving moral dilemmas. Students will learn to use the stakeholder and issues management method to solve moral dilemmas in the business environment.

470 Business Internship

Prerequisite: Full-time Business Administration major the semester prior to one in which internship is to be accomplished; Pre-Bus curriculum; Junior or Senior status

Offered: As needed

1-3 credit hours

Students are placed with cooperating institutions and are jointly supervised by a work supervisor and a faculty member. Specific academic and work requirements are stated in a learning-work agreement.

475 Business Independent Study

Prerequisite: Pre-Bus curriculum

Offered: As needed

1-3 credit hours

Students have an opportunity to supplement formal course offerings with Independent Study. This must be arranged with Faculty Advisor and must be in compliance with the College’s requirements for Independent Study.

488 Readings and Research in Business

Prerequisite: Business Major with Senior status

Offered: Fall

3 credit hours

An intense study of the research process, which moves the student sequentially from a general topic, to formulating a thesis, to the final draft of a comprehensive research project. The instructor will guide the student through planning, organizing, researching and drafting an accounting-related research report that sets forth a problem and offers a convincing solution. Students will make presentations on their readings and research throughout the semester culminating in a major formal presentation of their work.

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