Program Length: 36 months (may be completed in as little as 30 months)
Business Administration with Technology Emphasis
Now more than ever, there is a real need for competent and effective professionals in the workplace. Technology, the internet, and the conditions which have created our globalized business world have changed what is required from individuals in order to be successful. Specific skill sets are required in order to get the best results from the market.
The Business Administration with Technology Emphasis program prepares graduates for a variety of responsible managerial positions in both domestic and international firms. The objectives of the program are to provide a foundation in accounting, sales and marketing, operations management, human resource management and banking and finance. Such a comprehensive base will provide our graduates with a diverse skillset that they can use in many possible places of employment.
We are also dedicated to providing the graduate with an integrated understanding of business and economic concepts and how they relate to the global economy. Business Administration graduates are typically employed in entry-level to mid-level positions as office managers, account managers, small business developers, human resource assistants, or sales managers.
Students earning a degree in Business Administration with Technology Emphasis will be prepared to apply technology skills to achieve their business goals. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to become certified in computer applications, networking, maintenance, and security. As technology changes and evolves, business professionals need to be able to adapt to it and implement it effectively. Students who opt for this emphasis will find that they are better rounded and better prepared for our technologically linked business world.
With the skills gained in the Business Administration with Technology Emphasis, you will be able to act effectively in the business world while also being able to use technology to its full potential. These are talents that can be built on throughout your career, making adjustments wherever needed to find success.
Possible employment areas include computer service technician, application specialist, and administrative and technical support representatives.
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Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of accounting, including the theory of debit and credit and the accounting cycle. Includes beginning steps in analysis of accounting transactions and their relationships to the basic accounting equation in preparation for more complex problem analysis in advanced accounting. Covers accounts receivable, accounts payable, special journals, cash receipts and payments, and banking procedures, as well as the accrual basis of accounting and the preparation of the worksheet and financial statements.
Presents the theoretical and practical applications of payroll procedures and emphasizes the methods of computing wages and salaries, keeping records, and the preparation of various federal and state government reports. Students are required to complete a comprehensive payroll project. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)
Accounting Principles I
A continuation of ACC101 with special emphasis on accounts receivable and uncollectible accounts, promissory notes, merchandise inventory, and tangible and intangible assets. Emphasizes the theory of internal control using the voucher system. Corporate topics include capital stock transactions, dividends, treasury stocks, and earnings per share, long-term liabilities, and shortterm investments. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)
Accounting Principles II
Discusses financial statement analysis including comparative statements, measuring profitability, financial strength, and the statement of changes of financial position on a cash basis. Covers the cost cycle, raw materials, manufacturing costs, financial reports, and budgeting for business that operates as a manufacturing concern. (Prerequisite: ACC213, or with consent of the dean)
Covers the study of the use of accounting data internally within a firm by managers in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses. Teach students to use accounting data for planning, controlling, and making decisions concerning the optimum allocation of the firm's financial resources. (Prerequisite: ACC213, or with consent of the dean)
This course introduces the elements of several popular computer software programs in word processing, spreadsheet management, and presentation design, Emphasis will be placed on the basic fundamentals of document creation, saving, and printing along with the more advanced concepts of presentation design.
This course introduces several current database software products and their use in business. Emphasis is placed on database terminology in the study of tables, queries, forms, and reports. Computations and expressions are used to perform database inquiries.
Computer Technology Administration
The course focuses on high-level IT support and upgrade issues. Emphasis is placed on multiple facets of a systems-based approach to technology management including identification, acquisition, rollout, support, and replacement cycles of technology on all business levels from desktop to enterprise solutions. Disaster recovery plans will also be discussed.
Network Systems Administration
This course focuses on the general principles involved in building, setting up, configuring, and maintaining computer communities and networks. It provides a detailed look at the day-to-day operations of both network and system administration. Topics include identifying, interpreting, and evaluating system and network requirements; network and information security; backup; and recovery.
Productivity Software Applications
This course focuses on productivity software applications in order to give students the proficiency they need to succeed in environments that require the use of computers and the Internet. Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to effectively use the latest computer and Internet technology to achieve business objectives, increase productivity, and improve profitability. Upon completion of the course, students will be prepared to pass national certification exams in productivity software applications.
Web Site Management
This course focuses on the setup, the administration, and the customization of web-based content management systems including portal sites. Students are required to design and create a major website portal structure with web interfaces and a web-based payment systems page.
Managing Emerging Technology Trends
This course focuses on decision-making considerations for adopting technology on the enterprise level. Students will examine the particular issues that drive technology innovation and adoption. Discussions may include topics of early adoption, planned obsolescence, strategic purchases, service agreements and assessing and forecasting technology trends.
This course focuses on the practical project management skills needed to successfully define, plan, and manage projects within time, resource, and budget constraints. Topics include project scope, work breakdown structure and Gantt charts, project evaluation and review, network diagrams, scheduling techniques, cost and budget management, and resource allocation decisions. Concepts are applied using project management software.
Psychology of Motivation
Students review skills necessary to be successful in college, including: note-taking, study skills, writing, finding and using information on the Internet, and reading/understanding college-level text. Students are exposed to basic motivation theories, values clarification, and philosophic principles.
Basic course in microeconomic concepts. Topics include recession and depression, the circular flow of production and consumption, the role of the market in the economy, wage and price movements, and other key points.
include inflation, the cause and effects of interest rates, the dollar and the foreign trade deficit, productivity growth rate, and the federal budget deficit.
This course focuses on the principles of effective English composition with a comprehensive review and reinforcement of language arts skills. Emphasis is placed on the four essentials of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. Practice in proofreading, editing, revision, and clear thinking is incorporated throughout the course.
Presents the fundamental principles of written communications, specifically, common business correspondence, reports, presentations, and minutes. Specific to this course is review of the steps necessary to produce effective written communication.
This course focuses on developing critical thinking and communication skills in both verbal and nonverbal areas. Emphasis is placed on debate, panel discussions, committee work, conflict resolution, interviews, and editorial writing.
Advanced Interpersonal Communication
This course is designed to provide students with the skills they need to be effective communicators. Students will apply interpersonal communication skills theory to various situations in order to understand the clear connections between theory, skills, and life situations they will encounter.
Principles of Finance
Emphasizes money and capital markets, investments, corporate finance, and the universal application of each for a more micro-oriented realistic approach to finance. Money, capital markets, and financial instruments begin the course study with investment theory developed to guide the student's choice of financial instruments. Concluding the course are the special finance problems of the large investor.
Introduces the principles and practices of financial management. The course also teaches about working capital management, financial budgeting and planning and international financing and investing decisions. The course provides a systematic treatment of the investing and financing decisions of multinational firms. (Prerequisite: FIN231, or with consent of the dean)
This course covers the history of the United States from the American Revolution to the present. Emphasis is on the economic, political, and social development of our country.
Information Security Management
This course focuses on the management of information technology security. Emphasis is placed on access control systems and methodology, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, legal issues in information system security, ethics, computer operations security, physical security, and security architecture using current standards and models.
An introduction to the basic principles of management as it applies to formal organizations. Students are introduced to the importance of effective management within organizations. The traditional management framework is used to provide essential skills in planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.
Analyzes the major business activities of marketing, production, financial/information management, and personnel. Instructs students in the operation of a business, focusing on ownership, business operations, and career opportunities.
This course focuses on business activities necessary to match products and markets. Marketing functions such as purchasing, distribution, consumer analysis, promotion, and pricing are discussed.
This course is a career-related overview of business startups, idea identification, value proposition, and competitive advantages in a student's area of specialization. The student will be able to identify and evaluate new business ideas; to learn how to prepare and evaluate business plans; and to identify capital sources for new ventures.
Focuses on real estate investments, both private and commercial. Terminology, mortgage and other financing means, valuation and appraisal concepts are discussed.
Introduces Internet commerce basics and focuses on business concepts and applying technology in order to be successful. Other topics include globalizing a company, marketing and advertising, market trends, vendor solutions, credit card verification systems, security auction technologies, storefronts, and overall technology architecture. Students will learn to utilize Internet commerce solutions from process re-engineering to deployment and testing.
Deals with the legal problems confronting businesses such as court procedures, contracts, property law, fair credit reporting, the Privacy Act, business relationships, and supervision.
Explores long-range and short-range problems in operations management, both for manufacturing and for service operations. Emphasizes understanding these problems and the practical applications of quantitative techniques relative to them. Realistic case studies stress logical analysis, both quantitative and qualitative, and the presentation of results.
Management Planning Principles
This course addresses the principles of various planning topics including strategic planning (mission, vision, objectives, and strategies), long- and short-term operational planning, and development of business plans. (Prerequisite: MAN103, or with consent of the dean)
Organizational Design and Change
Focuses on developing strategies and structures that align organizations with their industry environments. Adapting to changes in technology, power structures, and competition is studied as well as planning and implementing changes in internal systems and processes.
Human Resource Management
Studies the application of psychology to the problems of personnel management. The student is expected to grasp a working knowledge of the basic operative functions of procuring, developing, maintaining and utilizing a labor force sufficient to meet the minimum entry-level requirements of employment in personnel work.
International Business Principles
This course addresses differences associated with global management, challenges in conducting import and export activities, as well as important cultural differences that may affect the business relationship. (Prerequisite: MAN103 Management Principles, or with consent of the dean)
Designed to improve skills in numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations, graphing, sets, exponents, radicals, inequalities, formulas, and applications.
Technology in Marketing
This course focuses on different social media platforms emphasizing their application for marketing purposes. Students will be required to demonstrate the ability to apply sound marketing skills in order to meet specific objectives by technology platform. (Prerequisite: MAN105 or consent of the dean).
This course is designed to provide an interdisciplinary approach to critical thinking and challenges the student to question his or her own assumptions through analysis of the most common problems associated with everyday reasoning. The course explains the fundamental concepts, describes the most common barriers to critical thinking and offers strategies for overcoming those barriers.
Introduces the student to the Software Development Environment. Students will create working programs. Students learn best practices in debugging, trouble shooting, and interacting with the computer's operating system.
Introduces the students to the fundamentals of data presentation using popular reporting software. Analyzing business requirements, report layout and design, data validation, formulas, and data formatting are a focus of this course.
This course addresses employment search and acquisition skills. Topics include matching qualifications with job requirements, resume preparation, and job applications. Also includes cover letters, follow-up letters, resignation letters, and recommendation letters. Classroom activities include discussion of basic interviewer questions and interviewing techniques.
This course introduces the student to the intricate relationship between biology and psychology. The student is exposed to the emerging field of biopsychology in which fascinating new discoveries are constantly being made. Major topics include: anatomy of the nervous system, plasticity of the brain, sensory systems and attention, wakefulness and sleeping, emotional behaviors, the biology of learning and memory, and psychological disorders.
Sociology of Aging
This course contains an interdisciplinary approach that provides the concepts, information, and examples students need to achieve a basic understanding of aging as a social process. This course addresses a broad range of societal issues and covers concepts associated with an aging population. It examines the concept of aging on both an individual and societal level. Major topics include: the history of aging in America; physical aging; psychological aspects of aging; personal adaptation to aging; death and dying; community social services; how aging affects personal needs and resources; and government responses to the needs of aging.
Explores practical skills in statistics. Topics include distributions, relationships, randomness, inference, and proportions, This course teaches an interdisciplinary approach that provides the regression, and variance. Emphasis is placed on understanding the use of statistical methods and the demands of statistical practice. (Prerequisite: MAT220)
Total Courses: 45Total Credits: 182
Business Administration with a Technology emphasis (BS) Student Information
- Total tuition/fees: $74,790 (books are included)
- Room and board fees: N/A
- On-time graduation completion rate: 69%
- Job placement rate: 91%
- Median Title IV debt: $40,981
- Median Non-Title IV debt: $2,712
- Median loan debt: $45,278
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