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Business Administration (BUSI)
School of Business

BUSI 2503   Business Statistics
Basic statistical concepts, elementary probability theory, normal curve and applications, measures of dispersion, introduction to sampling theory, hypotheses testing, analysis of variance, correlation, and multiple linear regression. Class 3. (Fall)

BUSI 3003   Foundations of Business for Engineers
An overview of the aspects of business important to engineering. The course centers on the business competencies of management, finance, and marketing taught through a foundation of ethical leadership. In addition, students will learn a conceptual and practical framework for entrepreneurial endeavors within technology-based companies. Class 3.

BUSI 3103   Business Law
A study of the principles of business law covering the fields of contracts, agencies, personal property, sales, negotiable instruments, partnerships, and corporations. Class 3. (Fall)

BUSI 3403   Business Ethics
This course involves a study of management/business policies and practices as they relate to contemporary moral and ethical issues in the work place. It includes an examination of issues such as equity and fairness, individual privacy rights, corporate social responsibility, moral aspects of capitalism, equal employment opportunities, sexual harassment, and others. Stress is placed upon historic Judeo-Christian ethical principles and their application to clarify personal values and improve management decision making. Class 3. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior standing. MGMT 2303. (Fall)

BUSI 3423   Business Research Methods
The focus of this course is on using business forecasting for managerial decision making. Topics include data analysis, reviewing of inference, distributions, and descriptive statistics, and collection and presentation of data. Statistical techniques covered include auto regression, ANOVA, linear and multiple regression, nonparametric tests, and other advanced statistical techniques. Students will learn to use forecasting techniques such as moving average, exponential smoothing among other to forecast profits and sales. Use of statistical software such as SPSS, Minitab, or Excel is included. Class 3. Prerequisite: BUSI 2503 with a grade of C or higher.

BUSI 3723   Financial Analysis for Managers (GAPS Online Course)
This class is designed to sharpen the student's skill in the interpretation and analysis of financial statements. The key financial statements are introduced, as well as important accounting conventions and relationships between various accounts. The focus is placed on the use of financial information to improve the effectiveness of managerial decision-making. Class 3.

BUSI 4313   International Business
A study of world trade and of the problems and issues faced by a business when it goes into the international market. Included is the study of cultural impacts, monetary exchange complications, and the problems faced by multinationals related with dealing in foreign legal and social environments. Class 3. Prerequisite: ECON 2103. (Spring)

BUSI 4623   International Travel Experience
Students have the opportunity to experience the dynamics of doing business globally while understanding the impact of differing cultures. The trip will allow students to engage with business leaders, experience cultural events, and visit international companies. Students who are unable to participate in this experience can take BUSI 4703 International Issues in Business in its place. Can be repeated 3 times for credit, with different destinations. Class 3.

BUSI 4833   International Business Internship
The student will receive supervised experience in performing duties in an actual business environment with emphasis on observing the management decision making process involved in the conversion of resources into sales of goods and/or services. For International Business students, this course is part of an international studies experience. Class 3. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (On Demand)

BUSI 4843   Servant Leadership (GAPS Course)
Students examine foundational concepts of servant leadership within a historical concept,
beginning with the study of Jesus Christ as the foundation of servant leadership, and continuing
on to modern perspectives of servant leadership. Students will develop leadership
competencies consistent with a Biblical framework for servant leadership.
Class 3.

BUSI 4923   Business Internship
The student will receive supervised experience in performing duties in an actual business environment with emphasis on observing the management decision making process involved in the conversion of resources into sales of goods and/or services.
For International Business students, this course is part of a 16 credit hour international studies experience.
Class 1-4. Prerequisites: MGMT 2303, ACCT 2103, ACCT 2113, six hours of upper level business courses and consent of instructor.. (On Demand)

BUSI 4941-4994   Special Topics
A one-to-four credit hour course to be utilized for seminars, special lectures in topics not offered in the catalog, and as a mechanism for developing new courses. Subjects offered under this number may include the full spectrum of the business field. This course may be taken more than one time when the topics are different. Class 1-4. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

BUSI 5101   Self-Leadership Assessment and Development
Various assessment tools will be used to identify studentsí abilities and leadership styles. Students will learn how individuals can develop their abilities through thoughtful self-reflection and lead themselves during times of challenge. Students will also develop a personal leadership development plan. Class 1.

BUSI 5121   Work-Life Balance
Students will explore ways to establish and maintain balance and harmony between leadersí different areas of responsibility and influence. It extends the concept of self-leadership and self-care into the personal realms of family and community and discusses how drawing boundaries increases personal and professional effectiveness. Class 1.

BUSI 5131   Spiritual Elements of Leadership
Considers the relationship between faith and leadership through exploration of studentsí own experiences of leadership and spirituality, informed by recent research and readings from the fields of leadership, spiritual formation, theology, sociology, and psychology. Class 1.

BUSI 5141   Integrating Faith and Work
Students will evaluate their readiness to integrate their faith into their work and their growth as leaders, as stated in their personal development plans. Specific steps will be taken to answer the question: how does faith impact your actions in your professional life. Class 1.

BUSI 5361   Developing an Ethical Climate
Examines leadership strategies for generating and maintaining an organizational climate that fosters ethical behavior as normative process. Students will explore methods to minimize dilemmas, reinforce ethical practices, and shape organizational values to build organizational integrity and trust.

BUSI 6623   International Travel Experience
Students have the opportunity to experience the dynamics of doing business globally while understanding the impact of differing cultures. The trip will allow students to engage with business leaders, experience cultural events, and visit international companies. Students who are unable to participate in this experience will take BUSI 5353 Communication and Culture in a Global Society in its place.