Business Administration Curriculum

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
Business Courses

ACC201

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

3

ACC202

MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

3

BUS203 OR BUS---

ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR OR BUSINESS ELECTIVE

3

BUS230 OR BUS---

BUSINESS ETHICS OR BUSINESS ELECTIVE

3

BUS250

INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP

3

FIN201

PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE

3

FIN302

BUSINESS FINANCE

3

MGT101

PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3

MGT105

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

3

MGT305

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

3

MGT307

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

3

MGT310

LEADERSHIP

3

MKT102

INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING

3

MKT108

ADVERTISING PRINCIPLES

3

BUS498

SEMINAR

3

BUS499

INTERNSHIP

3

     
     
Business Administration Electives (select FIVE from below)

BUS330

GLOBAL DIMENSIONS IN BUSINESS

3

MGT320

SALES AND SALES MANAGEMENT

3

MGT330

MANAGEMENT OF NOT-FOR-PROFITS AND PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS

3

MGT340

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

3

MGT410

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CASES

3

MIS305

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

3

     
Directed Courses

ECO105

MACROECONOMICS

3

ECO205

MICROECONOMICS

3

ENG317

WRITING FOR THE WORLD OF WORK

3

LAW101

INTRODUCTION TO LAW

3

     
General Education Courses

FYS101

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR

1

CIS174

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

3

COM---

COMMUNICATION ELECTIVE

3

ENG103

ENGLISH COMPOSITION I

3

ENG104

ENGLISH COMPOSITION II

3

MTH115

ELEMENTARY STATISTICS

3

MTH---

MATHEMATICS ELECTIVE

3

PSY101

INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

3

SCI---

NATURAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE

3

SCI---

NATURAL SCIENCES ELECTIVE W/ LAB

4

ZZZ---

ARTS AND HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

3

ZZZ---

ARTS AND HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

3

ZZZ---

GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE

3

ZZZ---

GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 300+

3

ZZZ---

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 300+

3

ZZZ---

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 300+

3

     
Minimum total credits required 122

 

Department Chair and President Emeritus:
Denise Wiseman, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Email: DWiseman@LincolnCollegeNE.edu
Campus Extension: 40917

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration is a comprehensive program that includes a solid, core foundation in business theory. The program enriches this foundation with a robust emphasis on putting that theory into practice in classroom activities, extracurricular activities and internships. The program’s learning environment benefits from the Business Department’s emphasis on the inclusion and support of all learners regardless of learning style, the encouragement of informed self-expression and personalized attention by department faculty and staff.

PROGRAM MISSION
The mission of the Business Administration BS degree is to further educate students for a career in a variety of business settings through developing their leadership qualities, analytical skills and ability to plan, execute and evaluate a strategic plan.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism in verbal and nonverbal communication, interactions in the work environment, and an acceptance of a diverse corporate culture.
  • Analyze the contexts, fundamentals and strategies of business communications.
  • Interpret the fundamentals of financial management and reporting standards and how they apply to business today.
  • Analyze the role of information in management, decision making and operations.
  • Evaluate the process of identifying, developing and maintaining a quality workforce through Human Resources Management.
  • Assess the factors that create effective project team managers and team members.
  • Define the concepts of global management and the advantages of a global outlook in management.
  • Recognize and appraise regional and global trends impacting business social interaction.
  • Achieve a basic understanding of ethical dilemmas and the importance of ethics in the workplace.
  • Incorporate social, organizational, and technological system skills to succeed in the professional environment.

 

PROGRAM COURSES:

 

ACC201 Financial Accounting 3 credits

This course provides an introduction to financial accounting fundamentals in today’s business world. The basic financial statements are presented: balance sheet, income statement, and statement of retained earnings. Students are exposed to the recording and summarization of financial information. Students learn how to read and analyze these financial statements.

 

ACC202 Managerial Accounting 3 credits

This course is an overview of managerial accounting principles and practices. Topics include budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, short-run decision making, standard costing, cost accounting systems, and the statement of cash flow. Spring term only.

Prerequisite: ACC201

 

BUS203 Organizational Behavior 3 credits

This course provides an analysis of the individual in the workplace, with emphasis on the effect of organizational structure on behavior at both the individual and group levels. Case studies are presented to develop effective organizational management skills. Topics include motivation, communication, leadership strategies, team development, group decision processes, change management, and conflict resolution. Managerial issues regarding cultural diversity and perceptions are also explored.

Prerequisite: MGT101 or MGT105

 

BUS230 Business Ethics 3 credit

Executives and employees are consistently being faced with ethical dilemmas in such business areas as trade, marketing, environmental impact, and human rights. The individuals in a corporation must develop a set of corporate values upon which the organization is built to insure that moral obligations related to the legal, social, natural and political environment in which the entity exists are understood. This course will teach students the skills needed to recognize an ethical issue, a framework related to ethical theory which they can use to evaluate the issue, the sound judgment to create a solution and the ability to implement that solution.
Prerequisite: MGT101 or MGT105

 

BUS250 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 3 credits

This course explores the entrepreneurial process and how it is related to the management of a small business. The course will analyze innovation, risk assumption, management strategies, and performance in newly created businesses. Basic business terminology will be covered as well as various forms of organization and business enterprises. Focus will be on the effective organization and management of start-up business under current economic conditions.
Prerequisite: MGT101

 

FIN201 Principles of Finance 3 credits

This course introduces students to fundamental financial principles and the application of derivatives such as interest, notes and interest variables, forecasting, charges for credit, compound interest, present value, future value, annuities, stocks and bonds.

FIN302 Business Finance 3 credits

This course examines the essential concepts in maintaining healthy fiscal practice in corporations. Concepts include analysis, sources of funding, capital control, and valuation of assets, budgeting and the time value of money.

Prerequisite: ACC201; FIN201

 

MGT101 Principles of Management             3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the principles of management with emphasis on their application to business. An overview of major topics in management is presented, including developing a management philosophy, understanding human behavior, decision-making, planning, organization, staffing and leadership.

 

MGT105 Human Resource Management    3 credits

The fundamentals of personnel policies and administration are introduced. Among topics studied are recruiting, staff development, effective utilization of personnel, and the role of labor unions in industry.

 

MGT 305 Project Management 3 credits

In this course, students will examine and apply the theories and methods of project management. Study will include the dynamics of teams, financial planning and risk management, the allocation of resources, and techniques used to monitor and control projects. Finally, students will examine how to evaluate project success and compose final project reports.

Prerequisite: MGT101 or MGT105

 

MGT 307 Operations Management 3 credits

Students who take this course will study the theories behind operations efficiency and cost effectiveness in the production of goods and services. Such topics as lean manufacturing, total quality management, facilities layout, inventory management and logistics will be analyzed.

Prerequisite: MGT101 or MGT105

 

MGT310 Leadership 3 credits

This course provides an in-depth examination of leadership issues, characteristics and requirements in various types of 21st Century organizations. Leadership is an extensive and complex topic, and the course seeks to provide a balance between essential academic research and theory, and real-world practices that provides hands- on learning and practical knowledge. The course not only addresses leadership at senior levels, but leadership throughout all levels of organizations. The emphasis is on practical skill-building and very personal applications of leadership, ranging from everyday situations to major strategic decisions and actions.

Prerequisite: BUS203

 

MKT102 Introduction to Marketing              3 credits

The course introduces the principles of marketing. The basic ingredients of the marketing mix are discussed in regard to for-profile and not-for-profit businesses. The nature of global marketing, market research, and marketing ethics are reviewed. The concepts of public relations and publicity are introduced.

 

MKT108 Advertising Principles 3 credits

This course concentrates on the concepts necessary to understand the role of advertising in the production and management of a marketing plan. Topics that will be discussed include historic, economic, and social aspects of advertising; the creative processes of copywriting, art, and production. Multiple types of advertising media are explored.

Prerequisite: MKT102

BUS498 Seminar                3 credits

This course provides the student with a comprehensive, individualized preparation for a career in their field of study. The student will engage in a critical, reflective self-assessment of their progress and achievements during their time at LCNE. They will then identify and engage in a research project related to their future employment interests which will be presented to and critically evaluated by their peers. During the semester the student will also develop an individual career plan, and utilize job search strategies and skills to prepare materials to support applications for employment. These materials will include a résumé, work portfolio, informational interview, networking cards, etc. culminating in a mock interview. The use of technology and social media in the job search and application process will be explored.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing in coursework. Must be completed before the internship semester.

 

BUS499 Internship            3 credits

This course provides a practical link between classroom theory and the everyday realities of the business world as they work in a supervised position at a government, private or not-for-profit organization which relates to their personal career goals. Students are required to prepare daily journal entries detailing work experiences and a final written report reflecting on the relationship between their work experiences and personal growth. Each student‘s activities are monitored by a member of the College faculty with whom the student meets weekly. A total of 150 hours of work time is required for the semester.

Prerequisite: Final semester

 

Business Administration Electives (select FIVE from below)

 

BUS330 Global Dimensions in Business      3 credits

Students taking this course will study the economic, cultural, legal and political aspects of the global business environment. Theories studied will include how management, marketing and finance are influenced by global forces. Exporting and importing, trade agreements and the impact of foreign currency fluctuations will also be examined.

Prerequisite: ECO105

 

MGT320 Sales and Sales Management 3 credits

This course begins with a foundation in the business concepts behind achieving a calculated sales volume during a given plan period at the wholesale and retail level. These concepts will include purchasing plans, allocation of products and human resources, and sales training. Students will then advance to topics essential to the maximization of profits including positioning of products in the selling environment, integration with marketing plans, and compensation of sales persons.

Prerequisite: FIN302

 

MGT330 Management of Not-for-Profits and Public Organizations 3 credits

The management of organizations that are not focused on raising profits for stakeholders entails a unique set of challenges. This course focuses on enabling students to meet those challenges by using strategic planning while integrating specific value systems and organizational philosophies, as well as involving volunteers and boards from the community. Subjects studied will include effective listening techniques, grant writing, fund raising, and event planning. Case studies will include working with local organizations.

Prerequisite: MGT101 or MGT105

 

MGT340 Retail Management 3 credits

The effective retailing of goods and services is the foundation of a vigorous economy. Learning the tactics of securing funding, efficient sourcing, inventory management, store floor planning, electronic data interchange systems, pricing strategies and more will prepare students for a career in an established retail location or their own business. Staffing issues related to efficient product velocity will also be examined.

Prerequisite: MGT101

 

MGT410 Strategic Management 3 credits

During this course, students will examine a variety of case studies gleaned from global, national, regional and local business in order to gain an understanding of what philosophies and methods work or don’t work in business management and the reasons why. Students will apply the knowledge they have gained and the strategic thought processes they have developed in their education at LCNE to solve management problems including those of local businesses.

Prerequisite: MGT310

 

MIS305 Management Information Systems 3 credits

The practical understanding of the management of business information is key to the ability of businesses to respond smoothly and rapidly to achieve goals. In this course, students will learn the application of data management systems to enhance project management and business functions. The creation, management, and manipulating of a database as well as analyzing the data will be experienced.

Prerequisite: CIS174

 

Directed Courses

 

ECO105 Macroeconomics                                  3 credits

This course is a presentation of the basic structure of the U.S. economic system with an emphasis on interrelations within the structure. Topics include national income analysis, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, circular flow and economic growth, money creation and the Federal Reserve, supply and demand, and business cycle theories.

 

ECO205 Microeconomics                                   3 credits

This course is provides a study of economic principles related to resource allocation, price determination, distribution theory, and factor markets. Topics included are market structures (i.e. oligopoly, monopoly, and monopsony), a survey of modern economic problems (i.e. urbanization, pollution, and population) and cost and benefit externalities.

 

ENG317 Writing for the World of Work 3 credits

This course will help students gain the professional rhetorical and writing skills needed to do well in the workplace. Students will build on the fundamental research and writing skills learned in previous writing courses to produce more complex documents and to solve problems using communication skills.

Prerequisite: ENG104

 

LAW101 Introduction to Law 3 credits

This course provides an overview of the American legal system, then covers the main concepts in various areas of law, such as torts, estates, contracts, property, business organizations, family law and criminal law. Students will read and analyze an appellate court opinion as an example of some of the legal topics covered in the course, and as an example of various procedures and terms found in trials and appeals.   

 

 

General Education Courses

 

FYS101 First-Year Seminar          1 credit

This seminar serves as an introduction to fundamental academic success strategies. The course also provides opportunities for self-awareness that support students through the transition to college. Campus services, career development, and cross-curricular competencies are also covered. This is a graded course and is a requirement for graduation. If a student transfers the programmatically required equivalent of 9 credits or more of college-level coursework, the student will be waived from FYS and the credit will be applied

 

CIS174 Computer Applications                           3 credits

This course provides a hands-on overview of computer applications utilizing particular software with emphasis on computer use for business purposes. Word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software projects are included. Students develop a logical approach to problem-solving in relation to storing, retrieving, and analyzing information for reports and projects. Problems and issues related to computer-based information systems are discussed.

 

COM--- Communications Elective

 

ENG103 English Composition I      3 credits

This is a writing-intensive introductory course that emphasizes the writing process, including focus on audiences and purpose in writing, patterns of argument, introductory research, and the review of grammar and mechanics. Both career and academic documents will be assigned, with the goal of learning to write in a professional style, both in college and beyond. Students should expect to produce a total of twelve to fifteen pages of edited writing during the course.

 

ENG104 English Composition II  3 credits

Students will build on the skills learned in English 103 to move beyond the basic college essay to writing more complex essays using causal analysis, persuasion, and argument. This course will focus on reading complex texts, and using the research skills introduced in English 103 to develop, research, write and revise a full-length research paper. Class assignments and discussion will focus on introducing, reinforcing, and emphasizing critical thinking skills in a multi-cultural environment.

Prerequisite: ENG103

 

MTH115 Elementary Statistics                      3 credits

This course introduces the elementary statistical procedures used by researchers in the behavioral, health, and social science professions and other related disciplines. The course emphasizes the use of tables, graphs and elementary descriptive statistical applications. The course also introduces the student to the sampling and surveying done in many everyday life experiences.

MTH--- Mathematics Elective             3 credits

 

PSY101 Introduction to Psychology            3 credits

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles underlying mental and behavioral processes, biopsychology, sensation and perception, learning, memory, and language. In addition, research methodology, psychopathology and treatments are discussed.

 

SCI--- NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 3 credits
SCI--- NATURAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE W/ LAB 4 credits
ZZZ--- ARTS AND HUMANTIES ELECTIVE 3 credits
ZZZ--- ARTS AND HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3 credits
ZZZ--- GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 3 credits
ZZZ--- GENERAL EDUCATION ELECTIVE 300+ 3 credits
ZZZ--- SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 300+ 3 credits
ZZZ--- SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE 300+ 3 credits

 

 

 

 

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