Business Honors Courses

Honor students take the following courses as a cohort:

Freshman Year: 

ACC 2600H ACCOUNTING I (formerly ACC 260; BUS 160 and BUS 260) Study of the application of basic accounting principles as they are used in the general accounting cycle, including journal entries, ledgers, trial balances, and financial statements. Other topics include the proper recording of revenue and related costs for service and merchandising companies, cash, receivables, inventories, fixed and intangible assets, current liabilities including payroll and equity. (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits   

ACC 2610H ACCOUNTING II (formerly ACC 261; BUS 161 and BUS 261) A continuation of Accounting I. Topics include financial statement analysis, analysis of cash flows, investments, and long term liabilities. The course provides an introduction to managerial accounting concepts and their relevance to business decisions. Studies of cost behavior, cost volume profit analysis, budgeting, and cost variance analysis provide a framework for the meaningful comprehension of managerial accounting. Prerequisite: ACC 2600. (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits   

BUS 1010H INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (formerly BUS 101; BUS 201; ECO 101) This course provides students with an introduction to the world of business. Students will study with the many career options in the various business disciplines. The topics covered will include economics, management, operations, human resources, marketing, accounting, and finance. 3 credits   

BUS 2010H PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (formerly BUS 201; BUS 301) Writing-Intensive Course The study of the fundamental functions of management within corporations. Topics included are: the structure and fundamentals of organizing, planning, leading and controlling. Prerequisite: BUS 1010 (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits  

Sophomore Year:

BUS 3430H QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS FOR BUSINESS APPLICATIONS (formerly BUS 343) This course is designed to equip students with the analytical and technical skills essential for successful decision-making in business. The course will include Excel spreadsheet modeling in the following topic areas; break-even analysis, regression, forecasting, stochastic probability, linear programming/optimization, and decision analysis. Problem content will focus on operational, financial and economic applications. Prerequisites: CIS 1050 and MAT 1150, ACC 2610 strongly recommended. (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits   

ECO 2510H MACROECONOMICS (formerly ECO 251; ECO 151) Study of aggregate economic behavior and the determinants of national income, production, employment, and inflation. The course also examines the role of government institutions in influencing growth, interest rates, and inflation. (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits   

ECO 2520H MICROECONOMICS (formerly ECO 252; ECO 152) Economic theory as it relates to the individual entities that comprise an economic system; consumer behavior and demand; principles of production; pricing and the usage of resources and market structures. The course also evaluates the role of government in the face of market failures. (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits   

FIN 3500H CORPORATE FINANCE (formerly FIN 350; ECO 250, ECO 350; BUS 350) This course addresses the two primary concerns of a Chief Finance Officer (CFO): Capital Budgeting - how to select investment projects; and Capital Structure - how to finance the firm. Prerequisites: BUS 3430 and ECO 2510 or ECO 2520. (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits  

Junior Year:

ECO 3150H MONEY, BANKING AND FINANCIAL MARKETS (formerly ECO 315; ECO 215; Money and Banking) This course is an in-depth review of money and the financial system, the fundamentals of banking, the Federal Reserve and monetary policy and financial market instruments. Prerequisites: ECO 2510 and BUS 3430. (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits   

FIN 3890H FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS AND COMPANY VALUATION (formerly FIN 389; BUS 389) This course will explore the tools used by analysts to evaluate the financial position of a business from an investment and strategic perspective. Employing the core principles of fundamental and valuation analysis, students will examine in detail how financial statements and strategic positioning are used to value a company. Students will learn a variety of relative value techniques and understand how to construct an absolute discounted cash flow valuation. Prerequisites: FIN 3500. 3 credits  

MKT 2300H PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (formerly MKT 230; BUS 230; BUS 330) This course is designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of marketing, covering key concepts, theory and best practices needed to maintain profitable customer relationships in today's connected environment. Topics include marketing strategy, elements of the marketing mix, marketing segmentation and research, consumer behavior analysis, digital marketing and customer relationship management. Prerequisite: BUS 1010. (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits  

Senior Year:

BUS 4900H MANAGEMENT, MARKETING AND FINANCE CAPSTONE (formerly BUS 490; Entrepreneurship (Capstone)) Writing-Intensive Course This is the capstone course that provides an overview of the entrepreneurial process and integrates the learning acquired in other business courses. Students will learn about the entrepreneurial perspective, creating and starting a new venture, as well as financing, managing and growing the venture. Students will be required to get involved with existing businesses to supplement and apply the principles covered in class to real situations. Prerequisite: Senior Standing. (Offered Fall, Spring) 3 credits  

ACC 4900H ACCOUNTING CAPSTONE (formerly ACC 491; BUS 491) Writing-Intensive Course This course integrates/reviews accounting principles, theories, and practices. It includes the introduction of contemporary accounting issues and assists students in the correlation of their accounting education to situations that they may encounter as they transition into their professional careers. Using skills developed over their undergraduate careers, students will demonstrate a mastery of accounting, management, finance, marketing, and economic theory and employ both written and oral communication skills through the use of individual and/or team presentations. Such presentations shall use quantitative and modeling skills to analyze and evaluate current business problems and issues. Students will integrate a strong ethical thought process into their decision making, employ logical and critical reasoning to action-oriented strategic planning and demonstrate respect for others in the global society. Prerequisite: Senior Standing. 3 credits