Bachelors of Science in Business Administration-with a concentration in ManagementCourse Descriptions - LEAD Format (124 credit hours)
BUS 100L Introduction to Adult Studies
2 creditsThis is an introductory course for adult students seeking to complete an undergraduate degree in the Ohio Dominican LEAD program. It provides the student with an overview of important concepts of self-management and of an awareness of effective skills for implementation of University level study.
CIS 107L Computer Applications
4 credits This course introduces computer literacy and electronic spreadsheets. Topics include computer systems, the Internet, functions and tools in electronic spreadsheets and their applications in business fields.
COM 132L Interpersonal Communication
4 credits Focus on communication theories as applied to interpersonal relationships. Topics such as perception, diversity, nonverbal communication, language, and self-disclosure are examined using readings, in-class exercises, and analysis of actual situations. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.
ENG 101L Thinking and Writing Across the Curriculum
4 credits This course emphasizes the strategies students need for writing and thinking across the curriculum. By practicing writing strategies such as argumentation, researched writing (or writing with sources), summary, analysis, comparison and contrast, definition, students will build the skills needed to succeed as college writers. Each section will focus on a specific theme. Themes from previous classes have included the following: American identity, family, love, the politics of food, Native American culture, and biography. This course does not fulfill the literature requirement. Not open to students with credit for ENG 101 or ENG 110
ENG 102L Scholarly Adventures: Researched Writing
4 credits Building upon the research skills from ENG 101, this course focuses primarily on academic research writing. Intensive reading and writing will be used to develop knowledge of analytical techniques in the liberal arts. There will be specific emphasis on reading strategies, library research, integrating sources, argumentation, and the MLA method of documentation. Each section will focus on a specific theme. Themes from previous classes have included the following: American identity, family, love, the politics of food, Native American culture, and biography. This course does not fulfill the literature requirement. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or 110. Not open to students with credit for ENG 111.
CORE 179L Reflections on Self
4 credits This course provides students with an experiential journey of self-discovery with the overarching goal of recognition that the mind, body, and spirit are interconnected. Referencing a variety of disciplines including medicine, psychology, art, religion, science, philosophy, students will move from a broad contemplation of what it means to be human to the development of their own personal identity.
MTH 115L Survey of Mathematical Foundations
4 credits An introduction to the fundamental algebraic and logical foundations for a variety of practical applications, including linear algebra, formal logic, and statistics. An emphasis is placed on the importance of understanding the basic mathematical tools and quantitative reasoning skills required for analytic problem solving. Topics include systems and representations of numbers, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, graphing, systems of equations, interest compounding and amortization, combinatorics and probability, formal logic, and descriptive statistics and normal distributions
PSY 100L Introduction to Psychology
4 credits A survey course on the basic principles of psychology and their applications to human behavior and social problems. Multiple perspectives emerging from different philosophical and socio-historical contexts are used to examine domains of human thought and behavior. Topics include research methods, human development, gender differences, learning and cognition, psychobiology, motivation, personality, abnormal behavior, methods of treatment, and the impact of social situations and culture on behavior.
ACT 100L Survey of Accounting
4 credits The focus of this course is on understanding the meaning of the numbers presented in financial reports, their relationship to each other and how they are used in evaluation, planning and control. The course is designed for non-business majors.
ART 279AL Global Community in Art
4 credits This course introduces students to the concept of art as an agent for social change through case studies of community/communal art 'movements' through history from around the globe as well as the United States and our local community. Prerequisite: CORE 179 or appropriate transfer status. Pre- or Co-requisite: ENG 102 or ENG 111. This course fulfills the Arts requirement (Art/Music/Theater).
ENV 116L Food, Water, and Energy
4 credits This course is a survey of three critical elements of the human environment, food, water and energy. It includes human‘s search for these necessary quantities and how their exploitation by the human race impacts the environment in general. This class integrates food, water and energy with environmental exploration and describes the natural world and how humans affect it.
THL 107L The New Testament
4 credits A study of the various texts of the New Testament according to their historical, literary, and theological contexts. Not open to students with credit for THL 105.
ENG 213L Literary Discourse
4 credits This course focuses on the various modes and methods of reading essential to the discipline of English. Students will gain an understanding of the terminology appropriate to a wide range of critical approaches: formalist, historicist, reader-response, and feminist, among others. Special attention will be given to the close reading of a variety of genres, a valuable skill with broad and interdisciplinary applications. Recommended for English majors. Prerequisites: ENG 101-102 or 110-111.
BUS 220L Principles of Marketing
4 credits An introduction to the process of creating and fulfilling consumer and organizational needs through strategies involving the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods, and services in a market economy.
BUS 240L Management and Organizational Behavior
4 credits This course focuses on the role of the manager in contemporary business and explores behavioral science concepts and research directed toward understanding human behavior and management within organizations.
ECN 205L Principles of Economics
4 credits A basic study of both branches of economics: microeconomics which studies the decision making behavior of individuals, firms, and other economic units; and macroeconomics which studies inflation, unemployment, economic growth, money supply, national income, and government economic policies. Not open to students with credit in ECN 101
(Those who have completed their Associates degree in Business will continue courses starting with BUS 201)
BUS 201L Management Development Portfolio
2 credits A focus on personal development and learning. The student will complete several self-assessment instruments and an instrument focusing on assessing management competencies. Students will explore models related to principle-based time management and executive development. Students will subsequently craft an individual detailed development plan intended to connect their career goals, academic program, and co-curricular involvements. Prerequisite: BUS 100L.
LNG 242L Cross-Cultural Communication
4 credits An exploration of the ways in which cultural factors, including rituals, attitudes, values, beliefs, behavior, and cultural assumptions, affect communication. Topics will include models of cultural effect, relationship of dominant and non-dominant cultures, religious traditions, para-language, non-verbal communication, chronemics, and proxemics. Especially appropriate for majors in the areas of business, communication, criminal justice, sociology, social work, and education. This course fulfills the diversity, global, and multicultural requirement.
MTH 140L Introduction to Statistics
4 credits An introduction to the basic concepts and computations used in statistical analysis as well as their application to problems in other disciplines, especially biology, business, education, and social sciences. Topics include the description of data graphically and numerically, the collection of data via samples and experiments, and the process of drawing inferences or conclusions from data. The laboratory component of the course emphasizes conceptual understanding, interpretation of statistical quantities, and written/oral communication and will require the use of mathematical software. Prerequisite: MTH 102 or placement.
PHL 109L Issues in Philosophy
4 credits An introductory course that examines the works of representative philosophers through the ages and their responses to some perennial issues. Includes topics such as faith and reason, theories of knowledge, and ethical behavior. Not open to students enrolled in or with credit in PHL 110.
ACT 210L Accounting for Financial Decision Making
4 credits A study of basic concepts and fundamentals underlying the measurement, valuation, analysis and communication of financial accounting information to external users for decision making and problem solving. Co-requisites: CIS 107.
ACT 220L Accounting for Managerial Decision Making
4 credits A study of basic concepts and fundamentals underlying the planning, controlling and communicating of managerial accounting information to internal users for decision making and problem solving. Prerequisite: ACT 210 with a minimum grade of C-; or permission of instructor and division chairperson.
ECN 340L International Economics
4 credits Analysis of the principles and practices of foreign trade, mechanisms of international finance and balance of payments, survey of commercial treaties, world trade institutions and the forces of globalization. Prerequisite: ECN 205 or ECN 207-208. Not open to students with credit for ECN 240
PHL 346L Principles of Business Ethics
2 credits An introduction to traditional ethical theories in preparation for more advanced study of problems in social philosophy and business. Not open to students enrolled in or with credit in PHL 150.
BUS 318L Business and Society
2 credits This course is designed to equip business students with materials and tools to aid them in resolving ethical dilemmas they may face in their professional lives. The purpose here is to counterbalance the negative behaviors seen in media coverage with the realization and firm conviction that business can operate in an ethical and honorable manner. Classic case studies, topical case materials, simulations, and course readings will challenge the student to take a journey through the world of business ethics at the ground level of the contemporary business organization. Prerequisites: BUS 240 and ECN 205 or ECN 207-208.
HST 379AL Reflections on Justice
4 credits This course introduces students to the study of history through a focused examination of the quest for civil rights by African Americans and women in the 1960’s. Prerequisite: IDS 279 or appropriate transfer credit. This course fulfills the Arts requirement (History).
THL 225L Introduction to Christian Theology
4 credits This course introduces students to the academic discipline of Theology. In addition to providing an overview of Christian teachings from a Roman Catholic perspective, it engages students in the processes of theological reflection, discourse, and research.
FIN 325L Managerial Finance
4 credits A study of the forms of business organization, the financial organization of business activities, and financial decision theory. Prerequisite: ACT 210 or ACT 205; ECN 205 or ECN 207-208; MTH 140.
BUS 301L Conflict Resolution and Negotiation for Managers
4 credits This course will explore theories and models related to conflict resolution in management and interpersonal settings. Through role-playing activities students will practice and develop relevant skills and capabilities. The course will also explore theories related to developing the capacity and perspectives necessary to effectively negotiate under a variety of conditions.
BUS 310L Fundamentals of Leadership
4 credits This course is a general introduction to the history and current theories undergirding contemporary thought on leadership. The course will expose students to key leadership theories and concepts and their practical application. Additionally, the course will utilize contemporary and historical cases to deepen awareness and illustrate key concepts. Finally, the course will provide students an opportunity to identify leadership in the context of their personal experience and reflect upon related implications.
BUS 343L Human Resource Management
2 credits This course provides a broad understanding of the complex role of the human resource management function. Special emphasis is placed on demographic, professional and workforce trends that shape human resource management in contemporary business. Co-requisite: BUS 345. Prerequisite: BUS 240, or BUS 305 for non-business majors, and junior or senior status. Not open to students with credit in BUS 243.
BUS 345L Business and Employment Law
2 credits Introduction to the American legal system, dispute reconciliation, and functions of the law emphasizing employment law issues to include employee rights, equal opportunity employment, compensation matters, and emerging legal issues in personnel administration. Co-requisite: BUS 343. Not open to students with credit in BUS 250
BUS 496L Advanced Readings and Topics in Management
4 credits A seminar course intended as a capstone learning experience. Students will read and discuss a personalized list (related to their core management interests and linked to their development plan) of ―'seminal' written works in management—some contemporary and others from the past. Students will complete a personalized learning project as a part of the course that is aligned with their career goals and that integrates learning from their program. Finally, students will revisit the personal development plan created during BUS 201, reflect upon its contents, assess current progress, and draft modifications based on progress and emerging perspectives.
BUS 479L CORE Strategic Management
4 credits This course is the capstone learning experience for business administration, international business, finance, and accounting majors. It encourages a reflective search for truth in enterprise while focusing on how firms formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies. The course is designed to integrate student’s functional business knowledge including ethical considerations through an engagement with a significant research project. The major learning challenge for students in this course will be to make and justify, through oral and written communication, subjective strategic decisions informed by extensive analysis and supported by the application of a variety of strategic tools. Finally, this course partners with the Career Development Center to provide students learning modules on resume preparation, etiquette, dress, and informational interviewing. Prerequisites: Completion of junior core seminar; BUS 220, 240, 343, 345; FIN 325.