Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

School of Business - Online Program

PURPOSE
To educate our Business students with the values, knowledge, and skills they need in the development of the whole person to enable them to impact their world.


Accounting Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
Liberty University’s accounting program prepares students to be effective leaders in business. The program develops the proficiency in communication and computer application skills needed to work with complex accounting issues. Students also learn to identify, analyze and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate business transactions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles within the various fields of the accounting discipline.
  2. Analyze accounting transactions of third party preparers in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards.
  3. Communicate effectively in written, oral, and technical venues.
  4. Identify, evaluate, and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective.

Program of Study

Accounting Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 311 Cost Accounting I 3
ACCT 332 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 340 Accounting Ethics 3
ACCT 401 Taxation I 3
ACCT 402 Advanced Accounting 3
ACCT 403 Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting 3
ACCT 404 Auditing 3
ACCT 412 Taxation II 3
BUSI 400 Strategic Planning/Business Policy 3
Business Courses (15 hrs)
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 303 International Business 3
BUSI 320 Corporate Finance (D) 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 411 Operations Management 3
Free Electives (21 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Accounting Major (A.A.)

PURPOSE
Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Accounting program is an introductory program designed to develop your competencies in such areas as financial, managerial, governmental, and non-profit accounting, auditing, and taxation. You will develop proficiency in communication and computer application skills in order to evaluate and synthesize common accounting problems. You will also learn to identify, analyze, and appropriately deal with ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills to formulate solutions.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in basic accounting procedures and principles.
  2. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Program of Study

Accounting Major (A.A.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (24 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
APOL 104 Contemporary Worldviews (D) 3
BIBL 104 Survey of Biblical Literature (D) 3
THEO 104 Introduction to Christian Thought (D) 3
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Core Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT Elective (100-400 level) 1 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.

Choose any ACCT course not already required in the core


Business Administration Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
Liberty University’s business administration program prepares students to be effective leaders in business. The program develops the proficiency in communication and computer application skills needed to work in all areas of business. Cognates have been developed to allow students to specialize in areas of interest.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Recognize ethical business practices within the context of the Christian worldview.
  2. Use core business concepts and strategies to determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations.
  3. Apply business principles in the areas of: Legal Environment, Economics, Business Ethics, and Global Dimensions.
  4. Identify and select appropriate business strategies and policies.

Finance Concentration

  • The student will be able to demonstrate the application of various financial analytical decision-making methods utilized by financial managers.

Financial Planning Concentration

  • The student will be able to apply financial and decision-making methods used by financial planners.

Programs of Study

Business Administration Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6-9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 303 International Business 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 320 Corporate Finance (D) 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 340 Organizational Behavior I 3
BUSI 342 Human Resource Management 3
BUSI 400 Strategic Planning/Business Policy 3
BUSI 409 Non-Profit Management 3
BUSI 411 Operations Management 3
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Cognate/Concentration Courses (12-18 hrs)
Select from the following cognates or concentrations: Communications; Digital Marketing and Advertising; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Financial Planning; General; Green and Sustainable Management; Healthcare Management; Human Resource Management; International Business; Leadership; Marketing Analytics; Sales Management and Professional Selling; Project Management; Public Administration; or Strategic Marketing Management.
Free Electives (15-24 hrs)
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Finance Concentration (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 370 Financial Statement Analysis 3
BUSI 321 Money and the Financial System 3
BUSI 405 Business and Economic Forecasting 3
BUSI 420 Investments 3
BUSI 422 Real Estate 3
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Financial Planning Concentration (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
ACCT 401 Taxation I 3
BUSI 352 Financial and Retirement Planning 3
BUSI 354 Estate Planning 3
BUSI 420 Investments 3
BUSI 421 Insurance Planning/Risk Management/Employee Benefits 3
BUSI 489 Capstone in Financial Planning 3
Free Electives (15 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Cognates

Business Administration Major (B.S.) Communications Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
JOUR 225 Media Writing 3
SCOM 345 Persuasion 3
STCO 307 Strategic Communication 3
STCO 356 Digital/Social/Mobile Communication Strategies 3
Free Electives (21 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Economics Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 321 Money and the Financial System 3
BUSI 464 International Market Integration and Trade Agreements 3
ECON 350 Classical Economics (D) 3
GOVT 302 Modern Political and Economic Ideas 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Entrepreneurship Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 423 Franchising (D) 3
BUSI 424 E-Commerce (D) 3
BUSI 425 Family Business Management (D) 3
BUSI 435 Small Business Entrepreneurship 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Green and Sustainable Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
ENVR 320 Environment and Sustainability (D) 3
ENVR 330 Energy Resources and Efficiencies (D) 3
ENVR 350 Environmental Science and Policy 3
ENVR 370 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Healthcare Management Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
HLTH 252 Drugs in Society 3
HLTH 349 Public and Community Health for Business (D) 3
HLTH 419 Wellness and Behavior Change Theories for Business (D) 3
HLTH 491 Grantsmanship (D) 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Human Resource Management Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 343 Employee and Labor Relations 3
BUSI 440 Compensation Management 3
BUSI 443 Workforce Planning and Employment 3
BUSI 444 Human Resource Development 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) International Business Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 360 Contemporary Issues in International Business 3
BUSI 365 Global Industries and Operations 3
BUSI 464 International Market Integration and Trade Agreements 3
BUSI 465 Export Management Strategy 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Leadership Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
BUSI 313 Foundations of Project Management 3
BUSI 335 Leading Change (D) 3
BUSI 345 Leadership Theory and Practices (D) 3
BUSI 427 Team Dynamics (D) 3
BUSI 455 Conflict Resolution and Negotiation (D) 3
Free Electives (21 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Project Management Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 313 Foundations of Project Management 3
BUSI 414 Project Management I 3
BUSI 415 Project Management II 3
BUSI 416 Leading Global Projects 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Public Administration Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
GOVT 360 Introduction to Public Administration 3
GOVT 462 Public Finance and Budgeting 3
GOVT 470 Government Regulation of Business 3
GOVT 475 Advanced Public Administration 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Marketing Cognates

Business Administration Major (B.S.) Digital Marketing and Advertising Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 331 Marketing Research 3
BUSI 436 Digital Marketing in a Virtual World 3
BUSI 439 Conversion and Optimization 3
BUSI 442 Customer Retention Through Digital Marketing 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Marketing Analytics Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 331 Marketing Research 3
BUSI 332 Consumer Behavior 3
BUSI 452 Survey Design 3
BUSI 453 Applied Marketing Analysis 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Marketing: Sales Management and Professional Selling Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 331 Marketing Research 3
BUSI 332 Consumer Behavior 3
BUSI 431 Sales Management and Professional Selling 3
BUSI 446 Retailing and Category Management 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Strategic Marketing Management Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BUSI 331 Marketing Research 3
BUSI 332 Consumer Behavior 3
BUSI 430 Promotion Strategy 3
BUSI 438 Marketing Brand Management 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Healthcare Administration Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration is a 120-hour program that provides baccalaureate level training to prepare students for market, as managers within the healthcare field. In accordance with the mission of Liberty University, the ungraduate faculty seek to educate the whole person, developing the values, knowledge, and skills individuals need to impact the field of healthcare. The context for all instruction is the Christian worldview.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Incorporate a biblical worldview when providing solutions to problems associated with cost, access, and quality of care.
  2. Examine the responsibility and operations of a healthcare organization in meeting patient care quality outcomes, maintaining regulatory compliance, and achieving organizational performance targets.
  3. Evaluate managerial and leadership challenges in healthcare administration based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices.

Program of Study

Healthcare Administration Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life and Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (57 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUSI 302 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare (D) 3
BUSI 304 Introduction to Health Policy (D) 3
BUSI 311 Introduction to Healthcare Administration (D) 3
BUSI 323 Financial Analysis and Management in Healthcare (D) 3
BUSI 340 Organizational Behavior I 3
BUSI 344 Management of Human Resources and Health Professionals (D) 3
BUSI 411 Operations Management 3
BUSI 418 Research and Evidence Based Practice in Healthcare (D) 3
BUSI 419 Management of Quality Improvement and Outcomes (D) 3
BUSI 428 Strategic Management and Marketing in Healthcare (D) 3
BUSI 429 Healthcare Economics (D) 3
BUSI 494 Healthcare Administration Capstone (D) 3
HLTH 349 Public and Community Health for Business (D) 3
HLTH 485 Principles of Epidemiology and Biostatistics for Business (D) 3
HLTH 491 Grantsmanship (D) 3
INFO 305 Quality Management and Decision Support 3
INFO 320 Healthcare Informatics 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Information Systems Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Information Systems (IS) discipline provides students with an applied knowledge of technology, focusing on the information side of the information technology industry.  The IS discipline is concerned with ways in which computer technology can be optimized so that it can provide maximum benefit to a business.

Students in the IS major will study topics such as database management, information systems, networking and telecommunications, programming, project management, system analysis and design, and WWW architecture and design.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate ethical business management information systems practices within the context of the Christian Worldview.
  2. Determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations using core business management information systems principles and practices and/or tools and techniques.
  3. Construct applications, designs and plans in the areas of hardware, software and web architecture for various program and database systems

Programs of Study

Information Systems Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems 3
CSIS 110 Introduction to Computing Sciences 3
CSIS 208 Application Programming 3
CSIS 310 Web Architecture and Development 3
CSIS 320 IS Hardware and Software 3
CSIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
CSIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems 3
CSIS 340 Studies in Information Security 3
CSIS 351 System Analysis and Design 3
CSIS 473 IS Project Management 3
CSIS 483 Information Systems Capstone 3
Cognate Courses (12-15 hrs)
Select from the following cognates: Accounting Information Systems; Database; Data Networking; or Information Assurance.
Free Electives (15-18 hrs)

Cognates

Information Systems Major (B.S.) Accounting Information Systems Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT 332 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 404 Auditing 3
ACCT 432 IT Audit 3
Free Electives (15 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Information Systems Major (B.S.) Data Networking Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
CSIS 331 Networks 3
CSIS 335 Network Security 3
CSIS 430 Advanced Networking and Communication Systems
Choose one of the following courses: 3
CSIS 341 Information Security Planning 3
CSIS 499 Internship
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Information Systems Major (B.S.) Database Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
CSIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
CSIS 327 Introduction to Oracle 3
CSIS 328 Advanced Oracle 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
CSIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies
CSIS 499 Internship
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Information Systems Major (B.S.) Information Assurance Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
CSIS 331 Networks 3
CSIS 335 Network Security 3
CSIS 341 Information Security Planning 3
CSIS 343 Cyber-Security 3
CSIS 440 Digital Forensics 3
Free Electives (15 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Informatics Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Informatics (INFO) discipline provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to manage the relationship between information systems and people.  The informatics program integrates social sciences with multidimensional information systems to develop the ability to evaluate complex information processing.  Students will learn about expert, biological, and clinical decision support systems, models, and technology; management of informatics data in database management systems; informatics systems analysis, design, and implementation.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Conduct best practices in informatics while maintaining a Christian worldview.
  2. Apply core informatics principles and practices to determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations.
  3. Design and maintain informatics solutions that meet desired requirements.

Programs of Study

Informatics Major (B.S.) Healthcare Informatics Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (43 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
BUSI 390 Business Common Professional Components (D) 3
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems 3
CSIS 208 Application Programming 3
CSIS 310 Web Architecture and Development 3
CSIS 320 IS Hardware and Software 3
CSIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
CSIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems 3
CSIS 340 Studies in Information Security 3
CSIS 351 System Analysis and Design 3
CSIS 375 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 3
HLTH 221 Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
INFO 305 Quality Management and Decision Support 3
INFO 405 Informatics Information Systems 3
NURS 105 Medical Terminology 1
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
INFO 310 Foundations of Pharmacology 3
INFO 320 Healthcare Informatics 3
INFO 321 Healthcare Coding and Classification 3
INFO 410 Healthcare Enterprise Systems 3
Free Electives (20 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Information Technology Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Information Technology (IT) discipline provides students with an applied knowledge of technology in a business environment.  The information technology program is concerned with understanding the theoretical foundations of information technology, evaluation of appropriate information technology for business needs, and the management of organizational information technology resources. Students in the information technology major will study topics such as database management, computer programming, networking and telecommunications, information security, systems administration, integrative programming, human computer interaction, web architecture and development, information system hardware and software, and enterprise systems and integration.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Conduct best practices in information technology while maintaining a Christian worldview.
  2. Apply core information technology principles and practices to determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations.
  3. Evaluate and maintain information technology solutions that meet desired requirements.

Programs of Study

Information Technology Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
BUSI 390 Business Common Professional Components (D) 3
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems 3
CSIS 110 Introduction to Computing Sciences 3
CSIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
CSIS 310 Web Architecture and Development 3
CSIS 312 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming 3
CSIS 320 IS Hardware and Software 3
CSIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
CSIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems 3
CSIS 340 Studies in Information Security 3
CSIS 352 System Administration 3
CSIS 354 Integrative Programming and Technologies 3
CSIS 375 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 3
CSIS 474 Enterprise Systems and Integration 3
CSIS 484 Information Technology Capstone 3
Cognate Courses (9-15 hrs)
Select from the following cognates: Application and Database Development; Data Networking and Security; Gaming Design; or Web and Mobile Programming.
Free Electives (15-21 hrs)
Information Technology Major (B.S.) Application and Database Development Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
CSIS 209 C# Programming 3
CSIS 327 Introduction to Oracle 3
CSIS 328 Advanced Oracle 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
CSIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies
CSIS 499 Internship
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Information Technology Major (B.S.) Data Networking and Security Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
CSIS 331 Networks 3
CSIS 335 Network Security 3
CSIS 341 Information Security Planning 3
CSIS 430 Advanced Networking and Communication Systems 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
CSIS 343 Cyber-Security
CSIS 499 Internship
Free Electives (15 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Information Technology Major (B.S.) Gaming Design Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 473 Introduction to 3D Graphics 3
ARTS 474 Interactive Game Development 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
CSIS 209 C# Programming
CSIS 499 Internship
Free Electives (15 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Information Technology Major (B.S.) Web and Mobile Programming Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (27 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
Cognate Courses (9 hrs)
CSIS 315 Client-Side Programming 3
CSIS 316 Server-Side Programming 3
CSIS 408 Web and Mobile Programming 3
Free Electives (21 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

Business Major (A.A.)

PURPOSE
Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Business program is an introductory program designed to develop your competencies in business administration. You will develop proficiency in communication and computer application skills in order to evaluate and synthesize common management problems. You will also learn to identify, analyze, and appropriately deal with management ethical dilemmas from a sound moral and biblical perspective, utilizing critical thinking and problem-solving skills to formulate solutions.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in core business principles and strategies.
  2. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.

Program of Study

Business Major (A.A.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (24 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Core Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUSI 300 Business Communications (D) 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 303 International Business 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI Elective (100-400 level) 1 3
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.

Choose any BUSI course not already required in the core


Information Systems Major (A.A.)

PURPOSE
Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Information Systems program is designed to introduce students to an applied knowledge of technology, focusing on the information side of the information technology industry.  The IS discipline is concerned with ways in which computer technology can be optimized so that it can provide maximum benefit to a business.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

The student will be able to determine effective solutions to hypothetical and/or real life situations using core business management information systems principles and practices and/or tools and techniques.


Program of Study

Information Systems Major (A.A.) (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (24 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (9 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (6 hrs)
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Core Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems 3
CSIS 208 Application Programming 3
CSIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
CSIS 351 System Analysis and Design 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
CSIS 310 Web Architecture and Development
CSIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.

Accounting Minor

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in basic accounting procedures and principles.
  2. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.
Accounting Minor (18 hrs) (Online)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 311 Cost Accounting I 3
ACCT 401 Taxation I 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3

Business Minor

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
The student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate competence in core business principles and strategies.
  2. Communicate effectively using appropriate research style and methods.
Business Minor (18 hrs) (Online)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BUSI 303 International Business
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing

Information Systems Minor

Information Systems Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
CSIS 208 Application Programming 3
CSIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
CSIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
CSIS Electives (300-400 level) 6

Liberty University en Español

The School of Business also offers the Associate of Arts in Business and the Certificate in Business online through Liberty University en Español. Additional information is available at http://www.liberty.edu/online/lue-inicio/.


DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS
Degree Completion Plans for online programs offered by the School of Business can be accessed at http://www.liberty.edu/dcps.


Undergraduate Certificates

The School of Business offers undergraduate certificates in several areas of study through Liberty University Online.

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete 18 total hours with a 2.00 GPA
  2. All courses must be completed through Liberty University
  3. No grade of “D” may be applied to the certificate
  4. Submission of Certificate Completion Application at beginning of final semester

CERTIFICATE COMPLETION PLANS
Certificate Completion Plans (CCP) can be accessed online at http://www.liberty.edu/academics/registrar/index.cfm?PID=2981.


Certificate in Accounting

Certificate in Accounting (18 hrs) (Online)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3

Certificate in Application Development

Certificate in Application Development (18 hrs) (Online)
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems 3
CSIS 208 Application Programming 3
CSIS 209 C# Programming 3
CSIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
CSIS 312 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming 3
CSIS 375 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 3

Certificate in Business Administration

Certificate in Business Administration (18 hrs) (Online)
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 340 Organizational Behavior I 3
BUSI 342 Human Resource Management 3
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics 3

Certificate in Data Networking

Certificate in Data Networking (18 hrs) (Online)
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems 3
CSIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems 3
CSIS 331 Networks 3
CSIS 335 Network Security 3
CSIS 430 Advanced Networking and Communication Systems 3
CSIS 470 Executive Perspectives on E-Commerce Technology 3

Certificate in Database

Certificate in Database (18 hrs) (Online)
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems 3
CSIS 208 Application Programming 3
CSIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
CSIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
CSIS 327 Introduction to Oracle 3
CSIS 328 Advanced Oracle 3

Certificate in Information Assurance

Certificate in Information Assurance (18 hrs) (Online)
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems 3
CSIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems 3
CSIS 331 Networks 3
CSIS 335 Network Security 3
CSIS 341 Information Security Planning 3
CSIS 343 Cyber-Security 3

Certificate in International Business

Certificate in International Business (18 hrs) (Online)
BUSI 303 International Business 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 360 Contemporary Issues in International Business 3
BUSI 365 Global Industries and Operations 3
BUSI 464 International Market Integration and Trade Agreements 3
BUSI 465 Export Management Strategy 3

Certificate in Web Development

Certificate in Web Development (18 hrs) (Online)
CSIS 100 Introduction to Information Sciences and Systems 3
CSIS 208 Application Programming 3
CSIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
CSIS 310 Web Architecture and Development 3
CSIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies 3
CSIS 470 Executive Perspectives on E-Commerce Technology 3


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