Associates Degree Major Requirements-The DeVille School of Business

The Associate of Arts Degree (A.A.)

Candidates for an associate’s degree concentrate on a major field, dispensing with the general studies required in the more extensive bachelor’s degree programs. The A.A. degree candidate is expected to earn a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit. Transfer students in the A.A. degree program must earn at least 30 semester hours at Walsh, including 15 within the declared major.

BUS 001  Discovering Career Direction    0 sem. hrs.

This experience introduces students to the Career Development process. Students will assess skills and interests, understand professional behavior and construct a professional resume to begin their career path. Intended for first-year students. (S/U) Offered every fall and spring semester.

BUS 002  Refining Career Focus    0 sem. hrs.

In this experience students will enhance their career participation by refining their professional resume and cover letter writing skills, solidifying areas of interest and shadowing a business professional. Students will create a focused plan to obtain an internship and initiate participation in the DSoB Professional Mentoring Program. Intended for second year students. (S/U) Offered every fall and spring semester beginning fall 2016.

Prerequisite: BUS 001.

BUS 003  Network, Interview & Comm    0 sem. hrs.

Students will experience presenting themselves professionally while interviewing and networking and engage with the early phases of job searching. Activities include attending job/career fairs, participating in mock interviews and DSoB Professional Mentoring Program events while seeking/securing an internship. Intended for third-year students. (S/U) Offered every fall and spring semester beginning fall 2017.

Prerequisite: BUS 002.

BUS 004  Negotiating Decision-Making    0 sem. hrs.

Students will develop negotiation skills and synthesize the skills they have learned in the career development experience to find a full time job or attend graduate school. Activities will include researching and articulating a reasonable expected salary range, negotiation exercises, interview role playing and continued attendance at job fairs. Intended for fourth-year students. (S/U) Offered every fall and spring semester beginning fall 2018.

Prerequisite: BUS 003.

BUS 106  Electronic Spreadsheet Applic    1 sem. hr.

This course introduces students to the development, use and application of an electronic spreadsheet in business analysis and decision-making. The course emphasizes hands-on experience with applying the electronic spreadsheet. Offered every fall and spring semester.

Prerequisite: Placement Test out required for all DSoB Majors.

BUS 107  Electronic Slideshow Applic    1 sem. hr.

This course introduces students to the development, use and application of an electronic slideshow in business analysis and decision-making. The course emphasizes hands-on experience with applying the electronic slideshow presentations. Offered every fall and spring semester.

Prerequisite: Placement Test Out required for all DSoB Majors.

BUS 110  Integrated Bus Experience I    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces students to the global aspects of management and marketing, in both the classroom and experiential learning environments. The relationship between management and marketing is addressed, focusing on how both disciplines are part of a larger system that is responsible for the sustainability of an organization. Offered fall and spring semesters.

BUS 111  Integrative Bus Experience 2    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces students to the global aspects of accounting and finance, in both the classroom and experiential learning environments. The relationship between accounting and finance will be addressed, focusing on how both disciplines are part of a larger system that is responsible for the sustainability of an organization. Offered fall and spring semesters.

BUS 112  Bus Ethics in Global Environ    3 sem. hrs.

This course addresses the general principles and standards of ethics and Judeo-Christian values applied to businesses and not-for-profit organizations in a global environment. Case study analyses are used to develop critical thinking skills and personal reflections on challenging issues. Offered fall and spring semester.

BUS 113  Comm in Multicultural Environ    3 sem. hrs.

This course helps students communicate effectively in the multicultural business environment, providing emphasis on written and oral communication forms in business, professional communication behaviors, presentation skills, resume development, interview skills, and peer evaluations. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: ENG 102 or Placement.

BUS 216  Principles of Marketing    3 sem. hrs.

Introduction to basic concepts and principles of marketing management. Topics include market identification and analysis, product planning and development, and pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies.

BUS 230  Financ/Managerial Accounting    3 sem. hrs.

This course builds on financial accounting concepts, providing emphasis on cash, accounts receivable, inventories, and fixed assets. The class also introduces the student to managerial accounting. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BUS 111.

BUS 231  Legal,Social,Global Environ    3 sem. hrs.

This course is an introduction to the impact of external forces around the world of businesses. Specifically, the course covers key aspects of business law, such as negotiations, contracts, the uniform commercial code and similar regulations around the world; the structure of legal entities within global businesses; the impact of government regulation such as labor and antitrust laws; and the effect of other external forces including non-governmental organizations such as consumer and environmental organizations. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BUS 112, ENG 102.

BUS 232  Information Analysis    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces and applies the statistical methods and analytical skills needed to address real-world business and economic decision making. Emphasis is placed on how to obtain data, interpret data, and use computer applications to supplement data analysis and reporting. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: MATH 155, Excel Competency.

BUS 233  Mktg in a Global Environment    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces students to the field of marketing in the global business environment. Students learn how to apply marketing theory and develop marketing strategies in both domestic and international business situations. Replaces BUS 216. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BUS 110.

BUS 240  Leadership Practicum    1-3 sem. hrs.

Informed by leadership theory, the student will participate in a variety of hands-on exercises and experiences to develop a greater understanding of their personal leadership style. The student can choose to lead in an established program of the DSoB or the University or design an experience with approval by the instructor. The student is required to sign a learning contract to plan and document progress. Experiences are supervised by DSoB faculty or professional staff members. Satisfactory (S)/Unsatisfactory (U). Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

BUS 241  Collegiate Leadership Comp Lab    1 sem. hr.

Informed by leadership, team building and creative problem solving theories, students will participate in a variety of experiential learning activites to build their skills in each of these areas. Students must apply for permission to take this course with a letter of reference from at least one faculty member. Students in this course are eligible for selection to the Walsh University Collegiate Leadership Competition (CLC)) team. Satisfactory (S)/Unsatisfactory (U). Offered Spring semester. With permission only.

BUS 304  DV:Mgmt/Organ Behavior    4 sem. hrs.

Study of the principles of management and the concepts of general and specific individual human behavior within organizations. Attention is given to applying the principles of management of enterprises by concentrating on problem-solving and analysis techniques and examines behavior at the individual, group, and organizational levels of analysis, Topics include: individual differences, motivation, small groups, leadership. Contigency Theory and organizational culture.

Prerequisite: Junior status or 60 credit hours.

BUS 307  H1:Business Ethics    3 sem. hrs.

Study of the general principles and standards of ethics and Judeo-Christian values applied to business and professional codes and practices.

BUS 308  Global Integrated Mktg Commun    3 sem. hrs.

This course builds upon the students' understanding of marketing and communication concepts. Emphasis is placed on analysis and integration of communication tools and promotion mix techniques for business to business and business to consumer applications, all within a global business environment. Prerequisite BCPII Status: BUS 233 for minor and AA. Offered fall and spring semesters.

BUS 309  DV:Multicultur Consumer Behav    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces students to the psychological, sociological demographic, and economic influences, which affect buying behavior, both domestically and globally. Students learn why and how to apply consumer behavior theories and concepts, while integrating them with the larger contexts of marketing and other business disciplines in order to develop successful marketing strategies. BUS 233 for minor and AA. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisite: BUS 233 or BCPII Status.

BUS 311  Marketing Research    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces the students to the major areas of quantitative and qualitative market research, including focus groups, survey development, experimental and field research design, practice and problem definition, questionnaire design and collection, data analysis, interpretation and presentation of survey findings. BUS 309 and BUS 364 for major, minor and AA. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisites: BCPII Status, BUS 110 for minor and AA.

BUS 315  Investments    3 sem. hrs.

The topics of this course include nature, mechanism and risks of investments; analysis of securities with emphasis on those of corporations, formulation of investment policies for individuals, institutions, and trust funds. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BUS 363.

BUS 316  DV:Marketing Communications    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces the student to communication tools used in the marketing environment. An integrated approach, coordinating promotion and other marketing efforts, used to ensure the maximum informational and persuasive impact on customers will be examined in qualitative and quantitative ways. The promotional mix will also be examined with regard to effectiveness and efficiency in delivering marketing messages.

Prerequisite: BUS 216.

BUS 318  DV:Hum Res Found in Global Org    3 sem. hrs.

This course deals with the study of the principles, practices, and problems of human resource management. This course's emphasis is on planning, organizing and controlling the organization's human participants with the goal of realizing human potential. Traditional tools of HR management are supplemented with contemporary ideas. Human resource issues concerned with the formal structure design and informal culture are examined with attention to motivation, development, performance and appraisal, communication, decision making and conflict resolution. Cases of actual practice are discussed and a project is required. (Formerly BUS 403). Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status, BUS 110 for minor and AA.

BUS 319  Managerial Negot in Global Env    3 sem. hrs.

This class explores the process and dynamics of the numerous negotiations and conflict resolution efforts occurring continuously within organizations. It reviews the major concepts and theories of the psychology of bargaining and negotiations and handling of group conflicts. This course utilizes cases and simulation exercises. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status or BUS 318, BUS 318 for minor and AA.

BUS 320  Quant Methods II, Decision Mod    3 sem. hrs.

This course studies selected math-based models used by organization decision makers in analyzing frequently encountered decisions. The topics discussed in class include: decision theory, forecasting and time series analysis, linear programming, project scheduling and simulation. (DSoB supports degree completion program offered through the School for Professional Studies).

Prerequisite: BUS 220, ENG 240.

BUS 337  eCommerce in Global Environ    3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the global ecommerce environment, integrating the marketing and management skills necessary to maximize the impact of ecommerce in the business setting. Topics include ecommerce market mechanisms, emerging trends, models, implementation strategies, benefits, limitations and risks of ecommerce. Offered fall semester, odd years.

Prerequisite: For major, BCPII Status; for minor or AA, BUS 233.

BUS 345  Fraud Examination    3 sem. hrs.

This course focuses on the study of occupational fraud and abuse including strategies used to prevent, detect, investigate, and resolve fraudulent conduct in organizations. Offered spring semester.

BUS 350  Intermediate Excel for Finance    3 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with further training in Excel to help prepare them for a career in finance. Topics for the course include building financial models that cover ratio analysis, bond pricing, and stock valuation; advanced features such as the Excel IF and LOOKUP functions; how to create and record your own Macros; linking and managing sheet information; building professional charts and pivot tables; linking to Word and PowerPoint; using data validation; sorting and filtering; calculating loan payments and various investment calculations; including but not limited to calculating depreciation, future value, ROI, and other Excel functions to aid in financial modeling. First offering fall 2017.

Prerequisite: BCP II Status.

BUS 351  Global Finance    3 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with a focus on financial management in the global economy including international financial instruments, markets, and institutions. Students will analyze financial management challenges facing multinational organizations such as: financing foreign investment, financial control of foreign operations, evolving international payment systems, country-risk analysis, and the impact of interest rate and inflation fluctuation on an international scale. Offered every fall and spring semester. First offering fall 2018.

Prerequisite: BUS 363.

BUS 360  H1:DV:Mgmt in a Global Environ    3 sem. hrs.

This course is a study of the principles of organizational behavior at the individual, group, and organizational level within a multicultural context. Students will apply theory using an experiential approach from multiple perspectives to broaden work behavior and decision making capabilities. Topics included in the class are management across cultures, change management, motivation, team building, and leadership. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status, BUS 110 for minor and AA.

BUS 361  Project Mgmt/Global Systems    3 sem. hrs.

This course is designed to introduce the basic principles and technology-based solutions that support the planning, scheduling, controlling, resource allocation, and performance measurement activities required for successful completion of a project within a global business environment. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status, BUS 110 for minor and AA.

BUS 362  Global Information Systems    3 sem. hrs.

This course presents the management of information technology resources in the context of global business organizations addressing strategic, technological, and organizational issues to support the effective integration of information systems. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status.

BUS 363  Corp Fin Mgmt in Global Env I    3 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with a focus on the concepts, techniques, practices, and analysis of corporate financial management in the dynamic global environment. Topics for the course include financial analysis; financial markets, institutions and instruments; cash flow and financial planning; investment banking; time value of money; risk and return; bond and stock valuation; and capital budgeting. Offered every fall and spring semester.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status, BUS 111 for Minor.

BUS 364  Research Methods & Designs    3 sem. hrs.

This course deals with understanding the importance and process of doing research, which is critical in today's business environment. This course focuses on the steps of the research process needed for evaluating business decisions and academic inquiries. Emphasis is placed on developing and testing research questions using hypotheses testing, designing the research strategy and using quantitative and qualitative problem solving techniques while incorporating statistical software tools. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: BCPII Status.

BUS 371  Intermediate Accounting I    3 sem. hrs.

This course is a study of advanced theory and problems in financial accounting. The income statement and items on the balance sheet will be studied. Specific topics include cash, accounts receivable, inventory and long term assets. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status with a grade of C or better in BUS 230.

BUS 372  Intermediate Accounting II    3 sem. hrs.

This course is a continuation of BUS 371, Intermediate Accounting I. It is the study of advanced theory and problems on the balance sheet. Specific topics covered include investments, short term liabilities, bonds, leases and deferred taxes. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status with a grade of C or better in BUS 371.

BUS 373  Managerial Accounting    3 sem. hrs.

This course includes the study of costing systems-jobs, process, and activity-based; breakeven points; inventory costing systems absorption and variable costing; master budgets; standard costs and variance analysis; and relevant costs and decision-making. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status with a grade of C or better in BUS 230.

BUS 381  Intro to Entrepren/Sm Bus Mgmt    3 sem. hrs.

This introductory course provides students with a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in our global economy. Students also address the unique problems faced by small businesses, including addressing the major challenges for smaller companies, and emphasizing significant differences between large and small enterprises. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisite: BUS 110, BUS 111, BUS 113, and ECON 205 or ECON 203.

BUS 382  Creativity and Innovation    3 sem. hrs.

In this course, students examine the creative process and the management of this process. Students learn the basic features of the creative process, both short- and long- term to enable understanding of a number of different psychological and cultural approaches to creativity. An emphasis will be placed on critical issues involved in managing creativity effectively. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisite: BUS 110, BUS 111, BUS 113, and ECON 205 or ECON 203.

BUS 385  DV:Business Internship    1-12 sem. hrs.

A business internship is a supervised work experience which permits the student to link theory with current business practices. The experience must be an extension of the classroom. The skills learned must be transferable to other employer settings. Student interns receive practical learning experience outside the academic setting by becoming involved in day-to-day operations of a business. An on-the-job supervisor and a faculty member monitor and assess intern performance. The internship may be paid or unpaid. Students may obtain this experience through national organizations and various internship abroad programs. Offered every fall and spring semester.

Prerequisites: BCPII Status, Junior status and permission of internship coordinator.

BUS 385-A  Internship: Accounting    1-12 sem. hrs.

An internship in accounting is a supervised work experience in an accounting environment which permits the student to link theory with current business practices. The experience must be an extension of the classroom. The skills learned must be transferable to other employer settings. Student interns receive practical learning experience outside the academic setting by becoming involved in the day-to-day operations of a business. An on-the-job supervisor and a faculty member monitor and assess intern performance. The internship may be paid or unpaid. Students may obtain this experience through national organizations and various internship abroad programs. Offered every fall and spring semester beginning fall 2017.

Prerequisites: BCP II Status, declared Accounting major, junior status and permission of the Internship Coordinator.

BUS 385-F  Internship: Finance    3-12 sem. hrs.

An internship in finance is a supervised work experience in a financial environment which permits the student to link theory with current business practices. The experience must be an extension of the classroom. The skills learned must be transferable to other employer settings. Student interns receive practical learning experience outside the academic setting by becoming involved in day-to-day operations of a business. An on-the-job supervisor and a faculty member monitor and assess intern performance. The internship may be paid or unpaid. Students may obtain this experience through national organizations and various internship abroad programs. Offered every fall and spring semester beginning fall 2017.

Prerequisites: BCPII Status, declared finance major, Junior status and permission of internship cooodinator.

BUS 385-L  Internship    3-12 sem. hrs.

An internship in legal studies is a supervised work experience in a legal environment which permits the student to link theory with current legal practices. The experience must be an extension of the classroom. The skills learned must be transferrable to other employer settings. Student interns recieve practical learning experience outside the academic setting by becoming involved in the day-to-day operations of a business. An on-the-job supervisor and a faculty member monitor and assess intern performance. The internship may be paid or upaid. Students may obtain this experience through national organizations and various internship abroad programs. Offered fall and spring beginning Fall 2017.

Prerequisites: BCP II Status, declared Legal Studies major, Junior status and permission of the Internship Coordinator.

BUS 385-S  Internship: Sports Management    3 sem. hrs.

An internship in sports management is a supervised work experience in the sports or sports related industry which permits the student to link theory with current business practices. The experience must be an extension of the classroom. The skills learned must be transferable to other employer settings. Student interns receive practical learning experience outside the academic setting by becoming involved in the day-to-day operations of a business. As on-the-job supervisor and a faculty member monitor and assess intern performance. The intership may be paid or unpaid. Students may obtain this experience through national organizations and various internship abroad programs. Offered every fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Prerequisites: BCP II Status, junior status and permission of the Internship Coordinator.

BUS 390  Business Ethics Practicum    3 sem. hrs.

This practicum course serves to bridge the gap between the study of ethics in the business classroom and the application of ethics in real-world, global business problems. Students will complete relevant business ethics coursework, have the unique opportunity to shadow business professionals and study ethics in action and work on projects that require ethical decision making.

Prerequisite: Junior status and by permission; Offered as needed.

BUS 400  CBC Experience    3 sem. hrs.

This course prepares students for and provides students with real world experiences delivered in experiential learning frameworks. In part 1 (approximately one-third of the course), through in-class application of experiential learning exercises, the students prepare for real world collaboration with industry professionals. In part 2 (the remainder of the course), students participate in a real world experience where they will apply theories to practice under the guidance of industry professionals and faculty. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: BUS 360, BUS 361, BUS 362, BUS 363, BUS 364, and senior status.

BUS 415  Seminar in Investments    3 sem. hrs.

The topics of this course include the nature, mechanism, and risks of investments; stock markets; analysis of securities with an emphasis on those of corporations; formulation of investment policies for individuals, institutions, and trust funds; portfolio theory; pension fund management; risk management; option valuation; and future contracts. First offered fall 2018.

Prerequisite: BUS 363.

BUS 416  Marketing Strategy & Mgmt    3 sem. hrs.

This is an integrative captsone course in marketing that emphasizes strategic marketing decision-making as it relates to firms selling to consumers, business organizations, government agencies, and non-profit institutions. Topics for the course include an application of marketing research, marketing communications, pricing, distribution, and ethics, within retail, service, and business-to-business environments. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisites: BUS 311 or BCPII Status and BUS 308, BUS 309, BUS 311 and Senior status.

BUS 417  Operations Management    3 sem. hrs.

This course is an overview of the managerial process by which goods and services are supplied, produced, and distributed by organizations. The emphasis is on decision making models used in management of production, service, and logistics systems. Offered fall and spring semester.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status or BUS 320.

BUS 418  Team Global Mgmt & Leader Sem    3 sem. hrs.

This course is a senior seminar designed to examine and evaluate existing leadership theories and team processes and emerging trends. Students will analyze their own leadership skills through assessments, develop a personal leadership brand and improve their leadership capabilities. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisite: BUS 319 or BCPII Status and BUS 360; BUS 360 for minor; BUS 318 for AA.

BUS 423  Federal Tax I, Individual    3 sem. hrs.

This course is the study of federal tax law as it applies to the individual. Topics include income and exclusion, deductions, losses, credits, and property transactions. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisite: BUS 212 with a grade of C or better or BCPII Status and BUS 372 with a grade of C or better, BUS 372 for AA.

BUS 424  Federal Tax II, Corp & Partner    3 sem. hrs.

This course studies the federal tax law as it applies to corporations, partnerships and estates. This course emphasizes the preparation of corporate, partnership and estate tax returns, formation of corporations, earnings, and profit calculations and gift tax. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisite: BUS 423 with a C or better.

BUS 425  Accounting Software Systems    3 sem. hrs.

Accounting Software Systems is an elective course for accounting majors that introduces students to QuickBooks, advanced Excel and other software used in accounting. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisite: BUS 101 or BUS 230.

BUS 426  Sales Management    3 sem. hrs.

This course examines the role of sales management and personal selling as they relate to the discipline of marketing. Factors examined in this course include the importance of proper management in a sales environment, examination of consumer and business markets, and steps involved in the selling process. By applying sales theory concepts, students develop a sales plan for the product/service and utilize selling techniques to increase sales for an organization. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisites: BUS 311 or BCPII Status and BUS 308.

BUS 430  Social Media    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces students at the undergraduate level to the social media marketing industry, its operations, context, and technology. Topics include online social networks, consumer-generated advertising and reviews, blogs, e-mail, viral marketing, and international implications. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisites: For major, BCPII Status; for minor or AA, BUS 233.

BUS 434  Auditing    3 sem. hrs.

The purpose of this course is to integrate auditing concepts, professional standards and rules of conduct into practical aspects in a logical manner to assist students in understanding audit decisions and evidence accumulation. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisites: BUS 212 with a grade of C or better, or BCPII Status and BUS 372 with a grade of C or better.

BUS 435  Advanced Auditing    3 sem. hrs.

This course links auditing concepts with practical experience to prepare students interested in public accounting and CPA Certification. The course focuses on the role of an independent auditor and audit metholology using Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Offered spring semester.

Prerequisite: BUS 434 with a grade of C or better, or BCPII Status and BUS 434 with a grade of C or better.

BUS 441  Product Develop & Innovation    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces students to the strategies, processes, and methods used by companies to develop new products in competitive domestic and global markets. Techniques and processes for managing product development are addressed through the stages of idea generation to product introduction. Although the course focuses primarily on physical products, the development and innovation of service is also addressed. Offered fall semester, even years.

Prerequisite: BCP II Status and BUS 309.

BUS 442  Branding and Brand Mgmt    3 sem. hrs.

This course introduces students to the concepts and strategies important to creating and managing strong brands, a key factor in generating customer loyalty and ultimately strong organizational performance. Students will explore how branding applies across the key points of advertising, public relations, social media, corporate responsibility, employee interaction and new product development. Offered fall semester, odd years.

Prerequisite: BCPII Status and BUS 309.

BUS 448  Sustain Ach thro Organ Chg/Dev    3 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with an advanced perspective on the effective planning and implementation of sustainable change and organizational development efforts in organizations. Students will critically evaluate ideas, insights, strategies and methods from a systems-oriented perspective. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisites: BUS 318 or BCPII Status and BUS 360; BUS 318 for AA.

BUS 450  DV:International Business    3 sem. hrs.

Study of the business firm operating in a global environment. Topics include the nature of international business, the international business environment, international organizations, international monetary system, uncontrollable forces present in foreign environments, and the functional areas of accounting, finance, marketing and management as they are practiced in an international setting. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: All business core courses with the exception of BUS 490.

BUS 451  Seminar in Investments    3 sem. hrs.

The topics of this course include the nature, mechanism, and risks of investments; stock markets; analysis of securities with an emphasis on those of corporations; formulation of investment policies for individuals, institutions, and trust funds; portfolio theory; pension fund management; risk management; option valuation; and future contracts. First offering fall 2018.

Prerequisite: BUS 363.

BUS 452  Corp Fin Mgmt in Glob Envir II    3 sem. hrs.

This course is a continuation of BUS 363: Corporate Financial Management in a Global Environment I. Topics for the course include advanced time value of money; advanced bond and stock valuation; advanced capital budgeting; cost of capital; capital structure and leverage; working capital management; dividend policy; investment banking; IPOs; financing; leasing; bankruptcy; and an introduction to external growth through mergers and acquisitons. First offering fall 2018.

Prerequisite: BUS 350 and BUS 363.

BUS 453  Valuation    3 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of advanced financial analytics and how to effectively value business units. Students will learn how to integrate Excel into the analysis and solution stages of financial problems. Topics for the course include spreadsheet financial modeling; corporate valuation; relative valuation; private firm valuation; project analysis using discounted cash flow; terminal value; cost of capital; forecasting; enterprise valuation; real options; and strategic options. Recommended: BUS 451. First offering spring 2019.

Prerequisite: BUS 363, 350, and BUS 452.

BUS 455  DV: Global Marketing    3 sem. hrs.

This course examines global marketing through an in-depth study of the global marketing environment with a focus on the design and implementation of global marketing strategies and programs. Offered as an option in support of the CCSA Program or a Walsh University sponsored global learning experience. Enrollment is on a "by permission" basis.

Prerequisite: BUS 233.

BUS 456  Mergers & Acquisitions    3 sem. hrs.

This case study course explores the valuation techniques and the influence of governance structure on enterprise value. This course introduces students to mergers and acquisitions as a means of enterprise value creation and outlines the various legal, tax, and accounting frameworks for mergers and acquisitions, providing an overview of valuation methodologies as a foundation for further education and experience. First offering fall 2018.

Prerequisite: BUS 363 and BUS 350.

BUS 457  Advanced Portfolio Mgmt    3 sem. hrs.

This course provides students with practical experience in portfolio construction, management, and evaluation. Students will learn how diversification and asset allocations impacts returns and risk for investors; explore the theories and concepts of professional money management; identify investment objectives; evaluate information for security selection; and evaluate fund performance. First offering spring 2019.

Prerequisite: BUS 363, BUS 350, BUS 451, and BUS 452.

BUS 465  H3:Integrative Global Expe III    3 sem. hrs.

In this capstone course of the business curriculum, students integrate core business areas of economics, accounting, finance, management, and marketing through use of business case analysis and simulations. The concepts of strategic planning and strategic management in a dynamic global business environment provide the platform for integration. The course is designed as meeting the university requirements for an "H3" course. Offered fall and spring semesters.

Prerequisites: BCPII required coursework, with the exception of BUS 400, which may be taken concurrently.

BUS 470  Advanced Accounting I    3 sem. hrs.

This course is a study of advanced financial accounting issues. The course emphasizes information on business combinations and consolidated financial statements as well as accounting for partnerships. Offered fall semester.

Prerequisites: BCPII Status and BUS 372 with a grade of C or better.

BUS 471  Advanced Accounting II    3 sem. hrs.

This course is a continuation of BUS 470, Advanced Accounting I. This course emphasizes advanced topics in accounting including accounting for not-for-profits; government accounting; and foreign currency financial statements. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisite: BUS 470 with a grade of C or better.

BUS 483  Strategic Entrepreneurial Mgmt    3 sem. hrs.

The purpose of this course is to explore the interfaces between entrepreneurs and managers, as well as strategic decisions related to finance, management and entrepreneurship in the context of: 1) independent ventures, 2) non-profit ventures, and 3) large firms. The goal of this course is to develop and/or enhance in each student a mastery of the skills and competencies that facilitate opportunity recognition, innovation, and creation in the face of a dynamic and uncertain marketplace. Most importantly, this course is about creating something novel that is your own - the summative project in this course will involve each student starting his or her own new venture. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisites: BUS 381 and BUS 382.

BUS 490  H3:Business Policy Seminar    3 sem. hrs.

In this capstone course of the business curriculum, students integrate core business areas of economics, accounting, finance, management, and marketing through use of business case analysis and simulations. The concepts of strategic planning and strategic management provide the platform for integration.

Prerequisites: Completion of all business core requirements except BUS 450.

BUS 492  Independent Study    1-3 sem. hrs.

In this capstone course of the business curriculum, students integrate core business areas of economics, accounting, finance, management, and marketing through use of business case analysis and simulations. The concepts of strategic planning and strategic management provide the platform for integration. Offered as needed.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Dean of the DeVille School of Business.

BUS 493  Special Topics in Business    1-3 sem. hrs.

This course deals with the in-depth study of special topics in business. Offered spring semester.

Prerequisites: Junior status and permission from the DeVille School of Business Dean.