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Business Administration

with a Technology emphasis


Bachelor of Science

Program Length: 36 months (may be completed in as little as 30 months)

Degree Overview

business and technology degree

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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Course Descriptions

CourseCourse NameCredits

ACC 101 Fundamentals of Accounting I 3.0
ACC 102 Fundamentals of Accounting II 3.0
ACC 103 Payroll Accounting 4.0
ACC 213 Principles of Accounting I 3.0
ACC 214 Principles of Accounting II 3.0
ACC 215 Principles of Accounting III 3.0
ACC 216 Principles of Accounting IV 3.0
ACC 217 Managerial Accounting 4.0
APP 101 Computer Fundamentals 3.5
APP 126 Databases 3.5
BIS 301 Computer Technology Administration 4.0
BIS 310 Network Systems Administration 4.0
BIS 320 Productivity Software Applications 3.5
BIS 330 Web Site Management 3.5
BIS 340 Managing Emerging Technology Trends 4.0
BIS 350 Project Management 4.0
CSS 101 Psychology of Motivation 4.0
CSS 299 Professional Development 4.0
ECN 220 Economics 4.0
ECN 221 Economic Principles 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition 4.0
ENG 223 Communication Arts 4.0
ENG 310 Advanced Interpersonal Communication 4.0
FIN 231 Principles of Finance 4.0
FIN 333 Finance 4.0
HIS 220 American Civilization 4.0
ISS 310 Information Security Management 3.5
MAN 103 Management Principles 4.0
MAN 104 Business Practices 4.0
MAN 105 Marketing 4.0
MAN 210 Entrepreneurship 4.0
MAN 222 Investment Principles 4.0
MAN 223 Internet Commerce 4.0
MAN 224 Business Law 4.0
MAN 324 Operations Management 4.0
MAN 350 Management Planning Principles 4.0
MAN 443 Organizational Design and Change 4.0
MAN 444 Human Resource Management 4.0
MAN 450 International Business Principles 4.0
MAT 220 College Algebra 4.0
MKT 230 Technology in Marketing 4.0
PHI 221 Introduction to Logic 4.0
PHI 310 Critical Thinking 4.0
PRG 104 Programming Fundamentals 3.0
PRG 441 Database Reporting 3.5
PSY 400 Biological Psychology 4.0
SOC 400 Sociology of Aging 4.0
STA 322 Statistics 4.0

Course Description

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Fundamentals of Accounting I

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of accounting, including the theory of debit and credit and the accounting cycle. Examines chart of accounts and permanent and temporary accounts. Presents analysis and recording of accounting transactions and their relationship to the basic accounting equation.

Credits: 3.0

Fundamentals of Accounting II

Introduces preparation of the worksheet and financial statements. Covers adjustments and closing entries, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and banking procedures. Discusses special journals, cash receipts, and cash payments.

Credits: 3.0

Payroll Accounting

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)

Credits: 4.0

Principles of Accounting I

Focuses on a more in-depth understanding of adjustments and closing procedures. Emphasizes accounts receivable, uncollectible accounts, notes payable and receivable, and merchandise inventory. Discusses credit policies and internal control.

Credits: 3.0

Principles of Accounting II

Introduces methods of valuation of inventory and the acquisition, depreciation, and disposal of long-term assets. Corporate accounting topics include capital stock transactions, dividends, treasury stocks, corporate income taxes, capital transactions, and long-term bonds.

Credits: 3.0

Principles of Accounting III

Presents financial statement analysis, including comparative statements and ratio analysis. Covers the statement of cash flows. Special topics include departmentalized profit and cost centers and accounting for manufacturing activities. (Prerequisite: ACC214 or with the consent of the Dean.)

Credits: 3.0

Principles of Accounting IV

Focuses on manufacturing topics, including job-order and process-cost accounting. Introduces standard costs and preparation of fixed and flexible budgets. Discusses the decision-making process, absorption and direct costing, and cost-revenue analysis for decision-making. (Prerequisite: ACC 215 or with the consent of the Dean.)

Credits: 3.0

Managerial Accounting

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: ACC 214, or with consent of the Dean.)

Credits: 4.0

Computer Fundamentals

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.

Credits: 3.5

Databases

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.

Credits: 3.5

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.

Credits: 4.0

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.

Credits: 4.0

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.

Credits: 3.5

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.

Credits: 3.5

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.

Credits: 4.0

Project Management

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.

Credits: 4.0

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.

Credits: 4.0

Professional Development

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.

Credits: 4.0

Economics

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.

Credits: 4.0

Economic Principles

Basic course in macroeconomic concepts. Topics include inflation, the cause and effects of interest rates, the dollar and the foreign trade deficit, productivity growth rate, and the federal budget deficit.

Credits: 4.0

English Composition

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.

Credits: 4.0

Communication Arts

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.

Credits: 4.0

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.

Credits: 4.0

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.

Credits: 4.0

Finance

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)

Credits: 4.0

American Civilization

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.

Credits: 4.0

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.

Credits: 3.5

Management Principles

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.

Credits: 4.0

Business Practices

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.

Credits: 4.0

Marketing

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.

Credits: 4.0

Entrepreneurship

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.

Credits: 4.0

Investment Principles

Focuses on real estate investments, both private and commercial. Terminology, mortgage and other financing means, valuation and appraisal concepts are discussed.

Credits: 4.0

Internet Commerce

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.

Credits: 4.0

Business Law

Deals with the legal problems confronting businesses such as court procedures, contracts, property law, fair credit reporting, the Privacy Act, business relationships, and supervision.

Credits: 4.0

Operations Management

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.

Credits: 4.0

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)

Credits: 4.0

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.

Credits: 4.0

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.

Credits: 4.0

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)

Credits: 4.0

College Algebra

Designed to improve skills in numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations, graphing, sets, exponents, radicals, inequalities, formulas, and applications.

Credits: 4.0

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 with consent of the Dean).

Credits: 4.0

Introduction to Logic

This course focuses on the techniques for determining the validity of arguments and analyzing problems in the world. Topics include a discussion of informal fallacies, Aristotelian logic, and symbolic logic.

Credits: 4.0

Critical Thinking

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.

Credits: 4.0

Programming Fundamentals

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.

Credits: 3.0

Database Reporting

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.

Credits: 3.5

Biological Psychology

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.

Credits: 4.0

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.

Credits: 4.0

Statistics

This course focuses on the practical skills needed in statistics analysis. Topics include distributions, relationships, randomness, inference, proportions, regression, and variance. Emphasis is placed on understanding the use of statistical methods and the demands of statistical practice.

Credits: 4.0

Total Courses: 48Total Credits: 182

Available at the following locations:

Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.
Idaho Locations: Boise, Nampa
Utah Locations: Layton, Logan, Ogden / West Haven, Provo / Orem, Salt Lake City / Murray, St. George

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