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As an undergraduate student you can earn a bachelor of science degree in business administration with majors in accounting, economics, finance, management, management information systems, and marketing.
All of our business programs are supported by a Common Business Core that provides a broad-based business education and includes courses in accounting, economics, business communication, finance, the legal environment of business, management, marketing, production and operations management, statistics, and strategic management. Through the core you will also develop critical skills such as effective communication (writing and speaking); creative, critical thinking, and mathematical thinking; human relations and teamwork; and productive use of information (computer) technology. We also focus on unifying themes including global business, understanding and appreciating diversity, fostering empirical links with the business community (realism), making connections across business functions and disciplines, and seeing the ethical dimensions of business practices and decisions.
Accounting prepares students to enter private, public, or government accounting in fields that include: financial accounting, cost accounting, auditing, taxes, and financial analysis. Our accounting program begins with comprehensive coverage of accounting principles and from there students will learn to develop critical thinking skills to analyze financial statements, control costs, prepare budgets, and make decisions based on accounting data.
Economics educates students to participate in the decision-making process of allocating scarce resources and prepares them to function as informed and responsible citizens in a free market economy. Our program is designed for students who seek careers in the financial services industry, such as investment and commercial banking, and/or wish to pursue graduate study in economics or business.In the macroeconomic dimension, students learn the basic forces underlying the economic organization of society, the theory of national income, aggregate supply and demand, unemployment, inflation, taxation, money and banking, and governmental fiscal policy. In the microeconomic realm, students learn the theory of price under various market conditions, economic functions of government, the theory of the firm, economic functions of labor unions, and elements of international economics.
Finance educates students in the art and science of managing resources at both the personal and corporate levels. Finance is designed for students who seek careers in the financial services industry, such as investment and commercial banking; careers in corporate finance or real estate; and/or other areas of business would. Our program begins with a foundation in accounting, corporate finance and investments. Students expand their critical thinking and decision making skills with advanced courses in financial management, portfolio management, and other current topics in finance.
Management prepares students to manage profit and non-profit organizations through an education in the classical principles of management provided by the field's major thinkers and practitioners. The program emphasizes the history of management, business ethics, legal environment of business, human resource management and labor relations, organizational behavior, production management, risk management, marketing, decision-making, statistics, quantitative methods, leadership, and strategic management.
Management Information Systems (MIS) students analyze, design, develop, implement, integrate, manage, and maintain management information systems and information technology. The program carefully and effectively blends a solid business administration education with the technical and conceptual aspects of computer-based information systems and e-commerce.Students in the MIS program think critically, solve problems, command effective communication skills, acquire high-caliber computer science knowledge and skills, and develop general business information systems acumen.
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