Business Courses

142 Personal Finance
This course develops a comprehensive understanding of everyday financial matters such as banking, credit, home finances, planning, investing, and taxes. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

210 Entrepreneurship
A survey of issues involved in starting and owning a small business including forms of ownership, acquisition of financing, marketing and operations concepts, culminating in the preparation of a simplified business plan.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 215.

211 Introduction to Global Management
An introduction to the organizational legal, economic, human and cultural aspects of conducting and managing business internationally.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

215 Accounting Principles I
An introduction to the field of accounting and to the development of a broad understanding and use of accounting information. PC applications are utilized.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

225 Accounting Principles II

Continuation of broad understanding of how accounting principles, accounting practices, and financial data assist decision makers. Topics include corporations, analysis of accounting information, and managerial accounting, including cost accounting, planning, and control. PC applications are utilized.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 215.

227 Business Law
An introductory survey of the basic transactional legal principles needed in business, including a summary of the judicial system, legal organizations, contracts, torts, administrative regulation, property rights, selected articles of the Uniform Commercial Code, creditors' rights, bankruptcy, and employment laws.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

233 Marketing Management

Principles, practices, and basic theoretical concepts in the field of marketing. Special attention will be given to sustainable business activities.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: Business Administration 215 and either Economics 120 or 121.

242 Investments
An introduction to security analysis, principles, and problems of investments for individuals and firms; management of the securities by risk and purpose of investors.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: Business Administration 225 and Economics 121 and 122, or permission.

244 Labor Relations
Evolution of unions; organizations and role of labor and management in collective bargaining; labor legislation; contract administration.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Economics 120 or 121 or 122 or permission.

248 Quantitative Methods
The use of quantitative techniques in decision making for business management. Substantial PC applications are utilized.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: INQ 240 (Statistics 101); Mathematics 111; and Business Administration 215.

254 Organizational Behavior and Management
An introductory examination of theoretical principles and practical applications related to managing and leading individuals and groups in the work setting.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

258 Information Systems
This course explores the fundamental concept of information systems in modern organizations. The course provides intensive preparation in the most useful applications of computers in business.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 215 and either Math 111 or permission.

260 Topics in Business Administration
Selected topics involving problems and controversies of a social and political nature.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk.

264 Foundations of Leadership
A broad theoretical and practical overview of leadership concepts and principles. Topics will include, but are not limited to traits of effective leaders, ethics, team development, leadership theory, strategic leadership and conflict resolution. Students will be required to develop and present an original community-based leadership project proposal.
(1)Prerequisite: Business Administration 254 or Psychology 250 or permission.

315 Intermediate Accounting I
This course examines the political environment and conceptual foundations, basic mechanics, and fundamental topics of financial reporting.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 225.

322 Student Managed Fund
The participants in this class will manage a portion of the College's general endowment fund by actively managing a portfolio under the supervision of a faculty member. The fund will be continuously managed, with the course portion being offered each (and every) semester. Students earn ½ unit per semester. A maximum of two units can be earned toward graduation with only one unit counting toward the Finance Concentration. Offered on a pass-fail basis (½)
Prerequisites: Economics 122 and Business Administration 225.

325 Intermediate Accounting II
Continuation of Business Administration 315.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 315 or permission.

328 Application Development in Business
A comprehensive overview of computer applications development in business using application programming and application development tools.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 258.

333 Global Marketing
This course introduces the students to political, cultural, and economic factors influencing the global marketing of goods and services. The students will learn about development of international products, pricing strategies, promotion techniques, and channels of distribution.
(1) Lecture/Case Study: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 233.

335 Cost Accounting
The measurement of product cost arising from material procurement and use, employment of labor services, and overhead factors in job order and process settings. Budgeting, standard costs, and other tools for planning and control.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 225 and 258.

338 e-Business
Comprehensive coverage of electronic business and electronic transactions to include electronic marketing and retailing, electronic procurement and payment, cyber security, on-line auctions and shops, and web technologies for virtual communities in a global marketplace.
(1) Lecture: 2 hrs/wk; Lab 1 hr/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 258.

341 Commercial Banking
Designed to provide an understanding of bank operations and management, as well as issues and problems at the national and international level.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: Economics 121 and 122.

342 Corporate Finance
The principles of asset management, financial structure, and types of securities and their characteristics.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: Business Administration 225 and 258, and Economics 121 and 122; declared Business Administration major or permission.

343 Buyer Behavior
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the theories related to buyer behavior. Students will learn how to apply these theories in marketing and retailing contexts.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 233.

345 Income Taxation
Examination of the present federal tax law and development of the accounting principles and procedures involved in the preparation of tax returns.
PC applications are utilized.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 215 or permission.

348 Production and Operations Management
Basic principles and problems of organizing and operating business facilities
including functions, process, responsibilities, and techniques. Substantial
computer applications.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: INQ 240 (Statistics 101); Mathematics 111; and Business Administration 215; declared Business Administration major or permission.

353 Sales and Sales Management
An in-depth study of the steps associated with the personal selling process as well as the techniques required to motivate and manage a high performance sales force effectively.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 233.

354 Human Resource Management
The principles of employee selection, job design, performance appraisal,
compensation, training and development, career management, safety and health, and labor relations.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 254 or permission.

363 Promotion Management
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and problems faced in the area of promotion management. Students will gain understanding and practice in the development of an advertising campaign; the use of sales promotion tools; and issues in regulation, ethics, and the cultural impact of those activities.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 343 or permission.

364 Team Dynamics
An examination of the dynamics of team development and teamwork. Topics covered in this course will include, but are not limited to group theory, mission and goal development, team development, conflict management, problem solving, and team leadership. Students will be required to demonstrate competency in team leadership through the development of a class project in team dynamics.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 254 or Psychology 250.

368 Decision Support and Intelligent Systems
A comprehensive study of managerial decision making and the use of such tools as Data Base Management, Decision Support, and Intelligent Systems in solving business and management problems. (1)Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 258 and INQ 240.

374 Conflict Management in the Workplace
An examination of the nature, consequences and best practice guidelines for the management and resolution of workplace conflict. Topics covered in this course will include, but are not limited to power and conflict, sources of conflict, types of conflict, harnessing the power of conflict, arbitration and mediation, communication and guidelines to managing conflict.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: Business Administration 264

395, 396 Henry H. Fowler Public Policy Seminar
A seminar taught with a scholar-statesperson that deals with a policy issue of public significance. (Made possible by the Henry H. Fowler Endowment. Open to selected students with department permission.)
(1, 1/2)

405, 406, 407 Independent Study and Research
A program of intensive study in Business Administration carried out under the direction of a member of the departmental staff. (Enrollment with the approval of the department.)
(1/2, 1, 1/2)

415 Auditing
A course covering the principles employed in the conduct of a financial statement audit.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 315.

416 Internship
Work experience in private or public sector, utilizing analytical tools, and including a student project.
Prerequisites: Business Administration 258 and permission of the department.

425 Advanced Accounting
A course focusing on the consolidation of financial statements. In addition, a brief introduction to international, governmental and nonprofit accounting is covered.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisite: Business Administration 315.

433 Marketing Research
A course providing students with the skills needed to define a research situation, construct the research model, collect and analyze data, generate and test the response or solution, and integrate the steps into a coherent project.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: Business Administration 233, 258, and INQ 240 .

438 Systems Analysis and Design
A comprehensive overview of the development of information systems in a business environment.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: Business Administration 258 and permission.

442 Advanced Financial Management
An in-depth analysis of financial theory, principles, and policies used in managing the firm's capital structure.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: Business Administration 242 and 342, and Economics 232, or permission.

464 Advanced Leadership
An advanced analysis of leadership topics including an applied experience in leadership practice. A special emphasis will be placed on the ethics of leadership. Students enrolled in this course will be required to propose and execute an actual community oriented project within the timeframe of the semester.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: Business Administration 264 and either Business Administration 364 or 374.

495, 496, 497 Honors Project
A program of independent study culminating in a paper, artistic creation, or
performance. Prerequisite: To qualify for consideration to receive honors in the major, a student in his/her senior year or in the summer prior to the senior year, must work under the guidance of his/her committee. A written proposal and application must be approved by the committee and department. A minimum GPA of 3.4 in the major is required. 495 Honors Project is prerequisite for 497 Honors Project. (½, 1 ½)

499 Business Policy
The capstone course of the Business Administration curriculum. The students will use Strategic Management as the framework to integrate and apply the knowledge acquired from all the coursework in the Business Administration major. The course utilizes lecture, readings, case methodology, simulations, and a major project of starting a business entity.
(1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. Prerequisites: Business Administration 227, 233, 248, 254, 342, 348 and senior major status.

 
Roanoke College economics professor appointed to state advisory board

Roanoke College economics professor appointed to state advisory board

Dr. Alice Kassens will serve on the Joint Advisory Board of Economists, which advises the governor and the secretary of finance on Virginia's economy.

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