Courses for Working Adults

ACCOUNTING (ACC)


ACC 201 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

(Prerequisite: MIS 100)
This course is the first of a two semester introduction to accounting, covering current and long term assets, depreciation, inventory valuation, internal control, current liabilities, and equity including stock splits and repurchases. Students compile and analyze Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Owner's Equity Statements. The course is designed for practical application. It is problem and case based using Excel spreadsheets in a computer lab environment. Students become adept at researching annual reports of publicly traded companies. The goal of the course is to prepare students for decision-making using accounting information.
 

ACC 202 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

(Prerequisite: ACC 001)
This course includes time value of money, long term debt, amortization, and preparation and analysis of the Statement of Cash Flows. A significant portion of the course is an introduction to managerial accounting including job costing, cost allocation, standards, process, and activity-based costing and cost volume profit analysis. The course is designed for practical application. It is problem and case based using Excel spreadsheets and Internet sources in a computer lab environment. The goal of the course is to prepare students for business decision-making using accounting information.
 

ECONOMICS (ECO)
 

ECO 200 MACROECONOMICS

This course is an examination of national income determinants in a global context and the institutional and historical context of these components. Participants explore the problems of economic growth, inflation and unemployment as well as banking and monetary influences on macro-variables; the role of transnational firms in national and international employment, investment and surplus generation; as well as balance of payments and concepts inclusive of transnational capital growth and its effect on world markets and development.
 

ECO 201 MICROECONOMICS

(Prerequisite: ECO 055)
This course will explore such aspects of market economics as price theory, resource allocation, and the determination of costs; effects of different tax structures and markets; development and theory of different types of industrial structures, including competition, monopoly, and oligopoly.
 

ENGLISH (ENG)
 

ENG 002 ENGLISH COMPOSITION 2

This course focuses on writing expository prose with emphasis on the critical connection between thinking and writing. Students will learn to organize and develop the argumentative and persuasive essay. Non-fiction and imaginative literature are read and discussed primarily as a basis for learning the principles of critical thinking.
 

ENG 350 RESEARCH WRITING

This course prepares students for re-entry into the academic process of critical reading of literature, expository writing, and critical thinking. The course is divided into three parts: (a) learning skills; (b) how to successfully write papers and other assignments; and (c) an introduction to various types of academic research skills.
 

FINANCE (FIN)
 

FIN 320 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

(Prerequisites: ACC 001, ACC 002, MTH 051)
This course focuses on corporate financial management with an emphasis on enhancing shareholder value for the long term in a global, rapidly changing market. Topics includes financial markets, risk and rates of return, currency impacts, bond and stock valuations, sources of funding, dividend policy, the cost of capital, budgeting, stock splits and repurchases, compensation plans, and the IPO process. The course places emphasis on synthesizing financial data, formulating action plans, and communicating those plans in a concise, compelling way.
 

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (HRM)

HRM 315 EMPLOYMENT LAW

This course examines labor law and its relationship to the historical background of labor/management relations and the nature of the workforce in the United States, recent changes in the two areas, and the implications of these changes on future labor relations and markets.


HRM 316 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT STRATEGY

This course considers the development of a strategic perspective regarding the use of human resource policies, practices, tools, philosophies, and systems in enhancing business competitiveness and effectiveness. The course will focus on harnessing the power of effective human resource practices. The practices of many different organizations will be reviewed and key strategic and implementation issues related to human resource policies and programs will be explored.
 

HRM 317 STAFFING/TESTING/TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

This is a practical course that introduces the student to the policies and procedures developed by human resources offices and implemented in an organization. The course considers the relationship between various policies and the human resource strategies adopted by the organization. It stresses the need for consistency between organizational human resource strategy and organizational human resource policies and procedures. Students will focus on time lines, costs, and facilities needed for various human resource approaches.
 

HRM 318 BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION

This course is a combination of ethical philosophy and practical implementation. The philosophic content will consider such contemporary issues as comparable worth, partner benefits, merit versus seniority, and the role of compensation in various models of work. Its practical content will explore the variety of benefits available to workers, ways to explain and present those benefits to employees, and the use of the internet in accessing comparative compensation and benefits information in the student's field of interest.
 

HRM 300 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This course introduces students to the philosophies, practices, and techniques for effective management of human resources in multi-faceted business operations. Case studies of current business environments are used extensively.
 

HUMANITIES


HUM 365 INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

(Prerequisite: MGT 302)
This course introduces students to the two-fold goals of the curriculum: professional enhancement and personal achievement, through a richer understanding of themselves, their society, and the organizations in which they live and work. This is a reading intensive course.
 

INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (IMG)
 

IMG 300 INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

(Prerequisites: MGT 002, ECO 055, MGT 316)
This introductory course surveys the growth patterns and trends in international business and the nature of the global economy and its effects on individuals, cultures, organizations, and national sovereignty. The course explores the institutional framework for managing commercial relationships between nations and the challenges of managing in the global marketplace. Specifically, the course examines theories of international trade and investment; the foreign exchange market and the international monetary system; cultural influences on management; political and economic considerations; managing and organizing marketing, finances, and human resources; and manufacturing activities globally.
 

IMG 301 INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS AND FINANCE

(Prerequisites: ECO 055, MGT 002)
This course examines the world economy, including the theoretical foundations for trade, exchange rates, and balance of payments. Careful consideration is given to trends in the composition and patterns of international trade and to understanding obstacles and barriers to trade. Economic sources and the interpretation of international economic data will be studied for their value in understanding economic conditions and their use in management decision-making in an increasingly global economy. Topics include: 1) Balance of Payments; 2) Exchange Rates; 3) Patterns of Trade; 4) Currency Markets - forward contracts, futures, options, and hedging; 5) Transnational Corporations and their Structure; and 6) Development Prospects of Less Developed Countries.
 

IMG 302 INTERNATIONAL MARKETING MANAGEMENT

(Prerequisites: ECO 055, MGT 002)
This course examines the distinctive issues and problems involved in the global marketing of goods and services, including economic, cultural, and political influences on customer needs and wants, competitive environments, and market segmentation and profitability. The student will study the alternative forms of participation, with special emphasis on export and import management, licensing and contracting, and the use of marketing mix strategies to achieve a sustainable competitive advantage in each international market as well as globally.
 

IMG 304 MANAGEMENT FOR A SMALL PLANET

(Prerequisites: ECO 055, MGT 002 or permission of the instructor)
This course explores the interrelationships among the individual, organizations, the environment, and the global economy, emphasizing the non-linearity of many of these relationships. It concentrates on training students in systems thinking and analysis for efficacious and sustainable global management decision-making.
 

IMG 397 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (1-3 UNITS)

These courses vary from semester to semester. The content emphasizes specific areas of special interest.
 

MANAGEMENT (MGT)
 

MGT 206 BUSINESS LAW

(Prerequisites: MGT 002, MGT 302)
This course provides students with an understanding of the legal aspects affecting organizations and individuals - judicially, internationally, contractually, and ethically - and examines the relationship between ethical and legal responsibility in management.
 

MGT 313 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

(Prerequisites: MGT 002, MTH 002, MTH 051)
This course covers production processes relating to manufacturing, service, and advanced technology industries. Focus is on production planning; forecasting models; quality assurance; just-in-time manufacturing; facility location and layout; capacity planning and project management.


MGT 317 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

(Prerequisites: MGT 002, ECO 055)
The study of long-range strategies for improving an organization's problem-solving and renewal processes. Topics include organizational cultures, catalysts for change, collaborative management, and the use of actions research.
 

MGT 327 BUSINESS ETHICS

This course reflects upon the moral and social dilemmas business executives encounter in their business and professional lives. The ongoing conflicts between personal values, expected codes of behavior and standard operation procedures in the workplace are explored and analyzed.


MGT 397 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT (1-3 UNITS)

(Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor)
These courses vary from semester to semester. The content emphasizes specific areas of special interest.
 

MGT 400 CAPSTONE IN GLOBAL STRATEGY

This capstone course introduces participants to the various practices of business management as a strategic, integrative, and demanding human activity. It explores how managemnt's purposes, functions and methodologies are changing under the pressures of evolving social and economic trends, the technological and information revolution, globalization, and the new leadershiup requirements for the 21st century.


MASS COMMUNICAITON (MCM)
 

MCM 333 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

(Prerequisite: MGT 302)
This course provides students with the kind of business writing and speaking skills needed in the workplace, exploring the relationship between various communication goals and the strategies for reaching them and examining how effective communication can facilitate reaching consensus and help in problem-solving.
 

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS)
 

MIS 260 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

In this course, students learn to use the computer as an information productivity tool, by using the Internet, electronic mail and IT tools in an integrated mini-project. The tool kit will include word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation applications.
 

MIS 306 TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS

(Co-requisite: MIS 260)
This course considers the Internet, World Wide Web, HTML programming, intranets, local area networks, wide area networks, communications hardware and configuration, distributed applications, security and management, and telecommunications policy and regulations and ties together their functions and purposes.
 

MIS 309 DATABASE SYSTEMS

(Co-requisite: MIS 260)
This course is an overview of database concepts covering database management systems, database design, the relational and other models, and distributed databases. It includes reference to and use of such systems as Access, SQL, and Oracle.
 

MIS 310 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

(Co-requisite: MIS 260)
This course is a life cycle approach to the analysis, design, and implementation of computer-based data processing systems. Topics include: techniques and languages for the analysis and description of data flows, data stores, and data processing in existing systems; methods and tools for the design and implementation of new systems with cost benefit analysis and R.O.I. evaluations; data collection; data flow diagrams; data dictionaries and repositories; hierarchical decomposition; state models; I/O design and validation, database design; testing; time and cost projection; report writing and presentation. This course is project based.
 

MIS 370 WEB PAGE DESIGN

This course covers the design of web pages and web sites. The focus is on developing competence in HTML and other higher-level design packages.
 

MIS 397 SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (1-3 UNITS)

(Prerequisite: Permission of the Instructor)
These courses vary from semester to semester. The content emphasizes specific areas of special interest.
 

MARKETING (MKT)
 

MKT 316 MARKETING MANAGEMENT

(Prerequisites: ECO 055, MGT 002)
This course examines the development, nature, and role of markets in the fulfillment of human needs and wants through the exchange of products and services. The course surveys all aspects of marketing as a vital function of management, including targeting and segmenting markets; positioning and communications; developing marketing plans and strategies; marketing intelligence and research methods and systems; managing product, price, promotion, and distribution in designing differentiated and undifferentiated marketing mix programs; and legal and ethical considerations in marketing.
 

MKT 319 ADVERTISING PRINCIPLES

This course examines the current strategies for advertising, with an emphasis on radio, television, newspapers and magazines. Students will analyze and critique current advertising efforts as seen in the mainstream media.
 

MKT 320 PUBLIC RELATIONS

This introductory course provides the fundamental concepts and the techniques of public relations. Students examine the role of public relations in business, industry, entertainment, social services, and government, as well as the differences between public relations and advertising.
 

MATH (MTH)
 

MTH 102 COLLEGE ALGEBRA

This course includes a review of linear equations and their applications; a review of basic graphing; the slope formula; finding the equations of lines; graphing quadratic equations, including finding intercepts and the vertex; translations and other transformations of basic graphs such as parabolas, absolute value graphs, and square root graphs; symmetry of graphs; definition of a function; the domain and range; graphs of polynomials and rational functions; exponential and logarithmic functions and their graphs; and a brief introduction to trigonometric functions.
 

MTH 251 STATISTICS (Prerequisite: MTH 002)

This course studies the design of experiments; descriptive statistics; correlation and regression; elementary probability; chance variability; sampling; chance models; confidence intervals; and hypothesis testing.