Academics


Accounting

Accounting involves the preparation, analysis, and communication of relevant information for decision making. Financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, tax accounting, governmental and public sector accounting, accounting information systems, and management consulting services represent the major divisions of the accounting discipline. Accounting has always been an invaluable part of the business world. It is often referred to as "the language of business" because it is the means by which financial information about a business can be communicated to many groups of people. Accountants must decipher the numbers and communicate them to company leadership, so they can be used to analyze past activities and forecast future operations. Accountants not only provide a business with the means to measure its performance and to track expenses, but through their logical records they can also identify sources of fraud or theft.

The accounting major prepares individuals for careers as:

  • Auditor
  • Budget analyst
  • Chief financial officer
  • Controller
  • CPA
  • FBI agent
  • Internal audit
  • IRS agent

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Finance

Finance focuses on the financial decisions faced by business enterprises. this includes methods of raising money, debt management, investment and security analysis, real estate and insurance, and virtually all aspects of finance. The finance major prepares individuals for careers as:

  • Bank branch manager
  • Chief financial officer
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Lending officer
  • Portfolio manager
  • Securities analyst
  • Treasurer

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Global Business

The global business major falls under the Bachelor of Arts degree and provides students with a global view of business. Utilizing courses in business, culture, and language, this program prepares business-oriented students for careers that involve global business interactions or working abroad

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Information Technology Management

The information technology management major prepares students for careers such as application developers, business analysts, database administrators, network administrators, IT project managers, or IT consultants. The curriculum follows recent guidelines established by the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for the training of IT professionals in a business context.

Businesses and organizations have a strong need for individuals who understand the various business functions and can manage computer and communications technology and information systems within modern organizations. The information technology management major prepares individuals for careers as:

  • Business systems consultant
  • E-business developer
  • Information systems analyst
  • Manager in information systems
  • Manager/analyst
  • Network administrator
  • Programmer/analyst
  • Web developer

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Management

Management focuses on developing the leadership to make things happen for the business enterprise in a dynamic and competitive environment by organizing people, projects, and processes.

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Marketing

A student with a major in marketing learns systematic ways for identifying, understanding, and satisfying consumer and organizational needs.

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Sport Business Management

The sport business management major prepares graduates to pursue career opportunities across a wide spectrum of the sport industry from amateur, collegiate, professional, or corporate sport settings; and from roles in management, marketing, finance, compliance, journalism, or law. the curriculum follows guidelines established by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Profession and the Commission on Sport management Accreditation.

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Business Administration

The minor in business administration is designed to complement majors outside of the business department. This minor gives you a basic understanding of administration with courses such as Principles of Organization and Management.

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Christian Ministries Management

The minor in Christian ministries management is designed to complement majors outside of the business department. Courses such as Accounting, Church Business Administration, and Human Resources Management will give you a basic understanding of the business aspect of church leadership.

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Economics

The minor in economics is designed to complement any major with an understanding of economics and economic systems. Your electives allow you to choose from courses that involve areas such as public finance, international economic theory, and money and capital markets.

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Entrepreneurship

The entrepreneurship minor introduces students to the fundamentals of starting a business.

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Information Technology Management

The minor in information technology management is designed to complement any major by giving students an introduction to computer hardware, software, applications, and program development.

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International Business for Business Majors

The minor in international business is designed to complement any major by giving you a basic understanding of economics, management, and marketing as they relate to the international community. Course requirements differ for business majors; see the online catalog for details.

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International Business for Nonbusiness Majors

The minor in international business is designed to complement any major by giving you a basic understanding of economics, management, and marketing as they relate to the international community. Course requirements differ for business majors; see the online catalog for details.

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Marketing

The marketing minor enables non-business majors to delve deeply into the field of marketing and thereby add a business context to their primary discipline.  Of the five courses required for the minor, three are electives.  This provides students with maximum flexibility in tailoring the program to their career objectives.  The minor provides a solid foundation for any major that can be applied in the broad field of marketing and can significantly increase one’s competitiveness and effectiveness in the work place.

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Sport Management

The purpose of the sport management minor is to allow students from other majors the opportunity to develop a foundation which will serve as the basis for a future career in sport such as high school athletic director or baseball announcer.

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