Course
Outlines

Business & Leadership

Course Outlines

The outlines listed on this page are general descriptions of courses offered by Lourdes. For specific information regarding this semester's courses, including textbooks and schedules, please consult the Course Syllabi page. All outlines are provided in PDF format.

BUS 001 Business Bridge Orientation
Assesses lifelong skills that prepare students for successful business careers. Ensures that business students possess a strong foundation in personal finance, career planning, and basic computer literacy. Includes an orientation to business program opportunities and expectations. (Students who receive an unsatisfactory grade (U) must complete BUS 100 successfully before taking another business course.) Prerequisites: Must be a declared business major. Must have transferred a minimum of 24 credit hours in business courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA overall in those courses

BUS 100 Career Planning & Personal Finance
Focuses on lifelong skills to prepare students for successful business careers. Provides business students with a strong foundation in personal finance, career planning, basic computer literacy, and proper etiquette/professionalism. Includes an orientation to business program opportunities and expectations. (Required of all business students during their first semester. Students who receive an unsatisfactory grade (U) must complete the course successfully before taking another business course.) Prerequisites: Must be a declared business major

BUS 101 Business Principles
Provides a broad overview of the foundations, institutions, functions, concepts, and current practices in business organizations. Introduces business terminology and the specialty areas related to business.

BUS 150 Professional Selling
Examines the principles and practices of professional selling as an integrated component of a marketing strategy for goods and services. Ethical, technical, and global issues and challenges will be analyzed. Prerequisites: BUS 344 or equivalent recommended (Fee)

BUS 200 Intro to Economics
Provides students with an introductory overview of both macroeconomic and microeconomic principles. Focuses on the economic way of thinking and introduces basic analytical tools used to examine real-world economic problems and policies.(For non- business majors only.)

BUS 201 Accounting I
Introduces the principles of accounting for the sole proprietorship. Presents the complete accounting cycle including journalizing and posting business transactions, preparation of simple financial statements, and the closing process. Prerequisites: BUS 101 with a grade of C or better and MTH 098 or Math Placement Test score of MTH 110 or higher

BUS 202 Accounting II
Continues BUS 201. Includes partnerships and corporate accounting principles, inventory and depreciation methods, financial statement and ratio analysis, and payroll taxes. Prerequisites: BUS 201 with a grade of C or better

BUS 213 Human Resource Management
Focuses on common HRD activities including individual, team, and career development. Includes performance analysis, needs assessment, program planning, learning principles, and instructional design.

BUS 225 Health Care Entranceship
Designed as an experiential opportunity for health care administration business majors prior to taking their HCA major specific courses. Focuses on the exposure to and study of delivery models where health care professionals work. Prerequisites: BUS 101 with a grade of C or better. Open only to Health Care Administration majors or with approval of the business advisor

BUS 251 Economics and Social Issues
Emphasizes contemporary national and global problem areas such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and international trade. Focuses on contemporary social issues involving globalization, poverty, immigration, health care, crime, and literacy. Examines effectiveness of government intervention during market failure. (For non-business majors only.)

BUS 254 Macroeconomics
Examines macroeconomic concepts including determination of the levels of output and employment in a market economy. Emphasizes contemporary problem areas such as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, and international trade. Focuses on contemporary business issues. Prerequisites: BUS 101with a grade of C or better

BUS 255 Microeconomics
Examines the theory of individuals and firms in the short and long run. Includes the determination of income distribution; wage levels, interest rates, rents, and profits. Emphasizes contemporary problems such as income, energy prices, and poverty. Prerequisites: BUS 101 with a grade of C or better and MTH 098 or Math Placement Test score of MTH 110 or higher

BUS 259 Supervision
Provides students with a practical approach to supervisory functions. Explores line-staff relationships, grievance procedures, communication principles, responsibility, accountability, perception, and union-management relations.

BUS 300 Small Business Management
Provides essential knowledge for owning and operating a small business. Includes identification of business opportunities and franchising considerations. Emphasizes the basic principles of small business management. Prerequisites: All 100 and 200-level business courses within the Entrepreneurship major and junior standing

BUS 301 Computerized Accounting
Introduces Peachtree and QuickBooks commercial accounting software. Applies basic accounting knowledge and theory to a computerized environment. Includes sales, invoicing, purchases, receivables and payables, payroll, financial statements, and end of period procedures for service and merchandising businesses. Prerequisites: BUS 201 and CMP 211 with grades of C or better

BUS 302 Managerial Accounting
Uses accounting information in planning objectives and in controlling operations. Develops a framework for measuring managerial performance by using such devices as cost-volumeprofit relationships, flexible budgeting, and standard costing. Prerequisites: BUS 202 with a grade of C or better

BUS 303 Women in Management
Deals with the problems, solutions, achievements of women in attaining responsible managerial positions. Includes topics such as dual career families, sexual harassment, stereotyping, discrimination, contemporary global issues, and the expanding roles and expectations of women. Prerequisites: BUS 333 recommended but not required

BUS 304 Corporate Finance
Explores basic corporate financial management considerations. Examines monetary and fiscal policy, stocks, bonds, liquidity, and leverage, ratio analysis of financial statements, cost of capital, capital budgeting decisions, forecasting, and international financial management. Prerequisites: BUS 201 with a grade of C or better

BUS 305 Financial Institutions, Markets, & Money
Studies the operations of financial institutions. Emphasis is focused on the structure of these institutions; their deposit, payment, and lending functions; their role in the economy; and current legislation which govern them.

BUS 310 Human Resource Management
Presents an overview of modern human resource management. Topics include HR planning, staffing, training and development, compensation, employee relations, and globalization. Prerequisites: BUS 333 with a grade of C or better

BUS 314 Marketing Research
Focuses on decisional research rather than basic research. Presents a balanced and comprehensive explanation of the marketing research process through active participation of students in simulated decision-making research projects. Prerequisites: BUS 344 with a grade of C or better and MTH 212

BUS 315 Consumer Behavior
Presents major theoretical approaches to understanding the behavior of consumers. Focuses on affect, cognition, behavior, and environment. Offers a framework to describe how these factors are interrelated and how consumer behavior concepts and models can be used to design effective marketing strategies for any organization. Prerequisites: PSY 110 and BUS 344 recommended but not required

BUS 318 Intermediate Accounting I
Accounting history, theory and practice regarding financial statement preparation, analysis and interpretation. Coverage includes cash, marketable securities, receivables, inventories, and fixed assets. Prerequisites: BUS 202 with a grade of C or better

BUS 319 Intermediate Accounting II
Continued coverage of accounting theory and practice including debt and equity investments, noncurrent assets, current liabilities, bonds, leases, stockholders’ equity and cash flows. Prerequisites: BUS 318 with a grade of C or better

BUS 320 International Business
Focuses on global business concepts in further detail. Topics include global economies, international monetary systems, cultural/legal/political/technological factors in conducting global business, and multinational corporations. Prerequisites: BUS 101 with a grade of C or better

BUS 321 Tax Accounting
Examines tax laws and regulations pertaining to individuals, partnerships, corporations, estates, and trusts. Includes the fundamentals of tax return preparation and tax planning. Prerequisites: BUS 202 with a grade of C or better

BUS 322 Cost Accounting
Presents product, job order, process, and inventory costing topics. Makes use of standard costing methods and variance analysis. Activity-based costing methods are also described. Prerequisites: BUS 202 with a grade of C or better

BUS 325 Business Communications
Focuses on the effective techniques of oral and written communications in business. Provides practice in writing letters and reports and making oral presentations. Includes career search techniques such as résumé writing and effective job interviews. Prerequisites: ENG 101

BUS 330 Legal Environment of Business
Uses case studies to focus on the impact of the legal system on business. Provides an overview of the legal system. Includes topics such as sources and nature of law, contracts, sales, real and personal property, forms of business ownership, and employment. Prerequisites: BUS 101 with a grade of C or better

BUS 332 Auditing
Studies the concepts and principles related to the standards and procedures utilized in conducting an audit. Includes information concerning assurance and other accounting services. Uses statistical techniques. Prerequisites: BUS 201, BUS 202 with grades of C or better, and MTH 212

BUS 333 Management Concepts
Emphasizes the four classic management principles of planning, organizing, motivating, and controlling. Includes ethics, communication and decision-making processes, and leadership theories. Prerequisites: BUS 101 with a grade of C or better

BUS 334 Advertising
Presents advertising as an important social and economic institution and as an integral part of the marketing system. Includes the creation of advertising, advertising research, media formats, publicity, personal selling, target markets, and message strategies. Prerequisites: BUS 344 with a grade of C or better

BUS 335 Marketing Management
Uses the case study method to examine strategic marketing management decisions involved in the selection of a target market and all phases of the supporting marketing mix. Emphasis is given to the marketing policies and programs of multinational corporations. Prerequisites: BUS 333 and BUS 344 with grades of C or better

BUS 340 Business Internship
Combines classroom knowledge with practical business experience, through a minimum of 125 hours of on-site experience with a culminating paper or project. Approval is required by the business internship coordinator. (Note: Students are ineligible for Prior Learning credit for this course.) Prerequisites: BUS 101 with a grade of C or better and approval from the business internship coordinator

BUS 344 Marketing Concepts
Emphasizes the four basic marketing principles of price, product, promotion, and place. Includes consumer behavior, the structure of the marketing system, and basic problems in marketing management. Prerequisites: BUS 101 with a grade of C or better

BUS 400 Entrepreneurship
Designed as the capstone course for entrepreneurship majors. Explains the role of entrepreneurship in a market economy and studies decision making within a small business using the case study method. Integrates knowledge obtained from all business coursework in the preparation of a business plan. Prerequisites: All 100, 200, and 300-level business courses within the Entrepreneurship major and senior standing

BUS 401 Advanced Accounting
Accounting for alternative forms of business expansion with emphasis on consolidated statements. Topics include but are not limited to business combinations, consolidated financial statements, foreign operations and segment reporting. Prerequisites: BUS 319 with a grade of C or better

BUS 404 Investments
Studies different types of investments with primary emphasis on stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Corporate, treasury, and municipal securities will also be studied along with futures and options contracts. Individual issues and obligations and their underlying values are analyzed in conjunction with portfolio management objectives. Prerequisites: BUS 201 with grade of C or better

BUS 411 Labor Relations
Presents the basic concepts of labor relations as they apply to both union and nonunion work environments. Special emphasis is placed on the collective bargaining process. Includes the history of the American labor movement, labor economics, arbitration, grievance procedures, NLRB actions, and legal considerations. Prerequisites: BUS 310 with a grade of C or better

BUS 413 Organizational Behavior & Development
Continues many of the topics presented in BUS 333, with an emphasis on individual, interpersonal, organizational, and developmental processes. Integrates theory and research with management applications. Prerequisites: BUS 333 with a grade of C or better

BUS 414 Employee Compensation & Benefits
Provides an overview of employee compensation and benefits in contemporary organizations. Covers management objectives of internal consistency, external competitiveness, employee contributions and administration of the pay system. Prerequisites: BUS 310 and CMP 211 with a grade of C or better

BUS 423 Business Leadership Seminar
This course integrates concepts presented across the business curriculum and discusses their application in actual business and organizational settings. The course provides an opportunity for selected business students to be introduced to issues, institutions, and individuals that have had a major impact on the regional economy. Students will be provided opportunities to meet select business and community leaders and to visit select institutional venues. Prerequisites: BUS 201 and BUS 333 (both with a grade of “C” or better), a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 in Business courses, and junior/senior standing; approval of the business advisor in collaboration with the department chair

BUS 424 Health Care Management
Examines topics related to health care operations and organizational structure. Prerequisites: BUS 225 and BUS 333 with grades of C or better

BUS 425 Financial Management for Health Care Profesionals
Examines the unique characteristics of health care finance with regard to managed care contracting, government reimbursement methods for different health care delivery models, grants and research, Stark Laws, Medicare compliance, and uncompensated care. Prerequisites: BUS 225, and BUS 304 with grades of C or better

BUS 426 U.S. Health Care Policy
U.S. health care policy is shaped by a combination of political, regulatory, legal, and public initiatives. The course examines the influences of each on U.S. health care policy and their impact on health care delivery. Prerequisites: BUS 225 with a grade of C or better

BUS 430 Business Ethics
Analyzes the need for social and ethical responsibility in business. Focuses on the ethical dilemmas that confront businesses today and how decisions concerning these dilemmas impact society. (Crosslisted with PHL 430.)

BUS 434 Operations Management
Focuses on the management of manufacturing and service operations. Topics include operations planning and strategy selection, improving productivity and quality, designing and managing operations, and supply-chain management. Prerequisites: BUS 333 with a grade of C or better

BUS 435 Internet Marketing
Examines the framework for understanding the forces driving the Internet revolution in marketing and business. Explores the new tools, challenges and techniques that enhance and change the traditional marketing approaches currently being used. Prerequisites: BUS 344 and CMP 111 with grades of C or better

BUS 440 Employment Law
Presents a foundation of legal principles which govern employment. Topics include employment and termination procedures, EEO, Affirmative Action, discrimination, collective bargaining, and occupational safety and health. Prerequisites: BUS 310 with a grade of C or better

BUS 444 Logistics & Marketing Applications
Allows students to work with interactive software involving various marketing simulations. Topics include logistics, global marketing, and strategic marketing decisions involving product, price, promotion, and distribution. Prerequisites: BUS 344 and CMP 111 or CMP 211 (or equivalent computer skills) with grades of C or better

BUS 459 Business Policy
Designed as the capstone course for all baccalaureate business majors. Integrates business theories, principles, and applications into a common whole. Focuses on strategic management and implementation from a top management perspective. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: All business core and major courses within the selected degree program(s) with grades of C or better, a minimum overall GPA of 2.5 in those courses, and senior standing