Business department

Majors

Students may select majors in: Accounting, Business administration, EconomicsInformation technology or Marketing . Students may select up to two of the five majors offered by the department. For the double major, required courses common to the two majors may count in each, but elective courses may count in only one of the two majors. Students desiring a double major should consult with their advisors for details.

Accounting major

(50 hours)
Core courses: (44 hours)

 
In addition, the student selects a minimum of 6 hours from the following.
ACT 346 Auditing (3)
ACT 352 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3)
ACT 361 Federal Income Tax Accounting (3)
BUS 385 Internship (3)

Accounting majors need to have completed 150 semester hours of college level courses to sit for the Ohio CPA examination. This can be accomplished by completing a 150-hour bachelor's degree. See your advisor for details.
 
We encourage all students interested in sitting for the Ohio CPA examination to take ACT 346, ACT 352 and act 361.
 

Business Administration major

(50 hours)
Core courses: (35 hours)

TEC 102 Using Microcomputers 2 (2)
MAT 115 Business Calculus (3)
      or MAT 135 Calculus 1 (5)
ECN 141 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ACT 151 Principles of Accounting 1 (3)
ACT 152 Principles of Accounting 2 (3)
BUS 284 General Statistics (3)
FIN 353 Money and Banking (3)
MGT 354 Principles of Management (3)
MKT 356 Principles of Marketing (3)
FIN 366 Principles of Finance (3)
MGT 380 Corporate Strategy (3)
      or MKT 363 Marketing Management (for students with a marketing concentration)(3)

Electives: A minimum of 6 hours from the following list
ECN 232 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
ECN 233 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
BUS 245 Business Law (3)
COM 275 Organizational Communication (3)
MGT 355 Production and Operations Management (3)
MGT 364 Human Resource Management (3)
TEC 369 Introduction to Information Systems (3)
BUS 385 Business Internship (3 hours may be counted)
 
In addition, the student selects a minimum of 9 hours from the department with the advice and consent of the faculty advisor to complete the comprehensive business administration program or a field of concentration. Many programs are possible depending on the student's interest, but the following have been designed to meet some of the more common possibilities: comprehensive business administration, finance, human resource management, international business, management, management of information systems, marketing, and nonprofit management.
 
Additional courses in the department or related fields of mathematics, computer science, psychology and sociology can be used to complement the major.
 
Comprehensive Business Administration program
This program is designed for students who prefer a broad business preparation for a variety of careers in business, government, public or social service organizations. For this program a minimum of 9 hours is selected from department courses representing the various disciplines, including accounting, economics, management, marketing, finance and international business courses.
 
 
Human Resource Management concentration
A minimum of 9 hours selected from the following courses:
PSY 230 Tests and Measurements (3)
CRJ 340 Conflict Transformation and Mediation (3)
ECN 347 Labor Economics (3)
MGT 364 Human Resource Management (3)
 
International Business concentration
A minimum of 9 hours (including at least 3 hours from the business department and a semester abroad study program) selected from the following courses:
Management concentration
A minimum of 9 hours selected from the following courses:
COM 342 Leadership Communication in Nonprofit Organizations (3)
ACT 343 Intermediate Managerial Accounting (3)
ECN 347 Labor Economics (3)
MGT 355 Production and Operations Management (3)
MGT 359 Entrepreneurship (3)
MGT 364 Human Resource Management (3)
TEC 369 Introduction to Information Systems (3)

Management of Information Systems concentration
A minimum of 9 hours selected from the following courses:
CPS 108 Computer Programming (4)
ACT 320 Accounting Information Systems (3)
MKT 325 E-Commerce (3)
TEC 369 Introduction to Information Systems (3)
MKT 376 Business Intelligence (3)

Marketing concentration
A minimum of 9 hours selected from the following courses:
MKT 325 E-Commerce (3)
MKT 357 Marketing Research (3)
MKT 358 Consumer Behavior (3)
MKT 360 Sales (3)
MKT 362 Advertising (3)
MKT 363 Marketing Management (3)

Nonprofit Management concentration
A minimum of 9 hours selected from the following courses:
COM 342 Leadership Communication in Nonprofit Organizations (3)
ECN 351 Public Finance (3)
ACT 352 Government and Not-for-profit Accounting (3)
MGT 364 Human Resource Management (3)
ECN 382 Economic Development and the Environment (3)
BUS 385 Internship (3)
 

Economics major

(38 hours)

Core courses: (35 hours)

MAT 115 Business Calculus (3)
     or MAT 135 Calculus 1 (5)
ECN 141 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ECN 232 Intermediate Microeconomics (3)
ECN 233 Intermediate Macroeconomics (3)
BUS 284 General Statistics (3)
ECN 347 Labor Economics (3)
ECN 351 Public Finance (3)
FIN 353 Money and Banking (3)
ECN 371 International Trade and Investment (3)
ECN 382 Economic Development and the Environment (3) 
ECN 400 Economics and Business Seminar (2)

In addition, the student selects one three-hour upper level business course or internship related to the field with the advice and consent of the faculty advisor. Students planning to go to graduate school for economics should take ECN 385 Introduction to Econometrics as a directed study and are strongly encouraged to take the calculus sequence as well as linear algebra, probability and statistics and differential equations.
 

Marketing major

(50 hours)
Required: (41 hours)
TEC 102 Using Microcomputers 2 (2)
MAT 115 Business Calculus (3)
      or MAT 135 Calculus (5)
ECN 141 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ACT 151 Principles of Accounting I (3)
ACT 152 Principles of Accounting II (3)
BUS 284 General Statistics (3)
MGT 354 Principles of Management (3)
MKT 356 Principles of Marketing (3)
MKT 357 Marketing research (3)
MKT 358 Consumer Behavior (3)
MKT 360 Sales (3)
MKT 363 Marketing Management (3)
FIN 366 Principles of Finance (3)

In addition, the student selects a minimum of 9 hours from the department with at least 3 hours being MKT courses.

ART 245 Intro to Computer Graphic Design (3)
ART 350 Web Design (3)
BUS 245 Business Law (3)
BUS 385 Internship (3)
COM 195 Interpersonal Communication (3)
COM 275 Organizational Communication (3)
COM 277 Public Relations (3)
COM 336 Advanced Public Relations Writing (3)
MKT 325 E-Commerce (3)
MKT 362 Advertising (3)
MKT 376 Business Intelligence (3)
SOC/PSY 258 Social Psychology (3)
SOC 360 Basics of Social Research (3)

Minors

Students may select one of the following minors: accounting, business administration, economics, information technology or marketing. Courses required for a minor may not be taken as an elective in a major, nor may elective courses count towards a major and a minor.

Accounting minor

ACT 343 Intermediate Managerial Accounting (3)                                                                   
ACT 352 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting (3)                                                        

 

Business administration minor

(20-21 hours)
Required:
ECN 141 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
ECN 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
ACT 151 Principles of Accounting 1 (3)
ACT 152 Principles of Accounting 2 (3)
MGT 354 Principles of Management (3)
MKT 356 Principles of Marketing (3)

One additional 200 level or higher course from the business department offerings. The business administration minor is not available to a student with a major in marketing.
 

Economics minor

 

Marketing Minor

Required: (21 hours)
ECN 142 Principles of Microeconomics (3)                                                                        
ACT 151 Principles of Accounting 1 (3)                                                                 
MGT 354 Principles of Management (3)                                                                 
MKT 356 Principles of Marketing (3)                                                                                    
 
Electives (6 hours)
MKT 325 E-Commerce (3)                                                                                                   
MKT 357 Marketing Research (3)                                                                                        
MKT 358 Consumer Behavior (3)                                                                                          
MKT 360 Sales (3)                                                                                                    
MKT 362 Advertising (3)                                                                                                        
MKT 363 Marketing Management (3)                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
The marketing minor is not available to a student with a major in business administration.

June 2014