Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog]

School of Business

Administration

Scott Hicks, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Business
Associate Professor of Business

David Calland, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Dean, School of Business
Associate Professor of Business

Anita Satterlee, B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Dean, School of Business
Professor of Business

Melanie Hicks, B.S., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Director of Accreditation
Co-Chair, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics
Professor of Accounting

Gene Sullivan, B.S., M.S., M.R.E., Ph.D.
Program Director, Doctor of Business Administration
Co-Chair, Department of Accounting, Finance, and Economics
Professor of Accounting 

Terrence Conner, B.S., M.A.
Chair, School of Business
Assistant Professor of Business

W. Michael Floyd, B.S., M.A.R.
Online Chair, School of Business
Assistant Professor of Business

Michael J. Hart, B.S., M.S., M.A.R., Ed.D.
Chair, Information Technology, Informatics, Information Systems
Associate Professor of Information Technology

Emily Knowles, B.S., M.A., D.B.A.
Chair, School of Business
Assistant Professor of Business

Eric Richardson, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.
Chair, School of Business
Associate Professor of Business

Kendrick Brunson, B.A., M.B.A., D.B.A.
Chair, Department of Human Resources, International Business, Management, Project Management
Associate Professor of Business

Earl Smith, B.S., M.B.A.
Online Chair, School of Business
Assistant Professor of Business


Faculty

The faculty roster, which can be sorted by department and faculty type, is available at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?action=faculty&PID=19959&CatID=26.


ACCREDITATION
Liberty University’s School of Business has achieved voluntary accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), demonstrating it has met standards of business education that promote teaching excellence.

Undergraduate programs that have achieved accredited status include:

  • A.A. in Accounting
  • A.A. in Business
  • A.A. in Business Management Information Systems
  • B.S. in Accounting
  • B.S. in Information Systems

ACBSP accreditation encompasses both resident and distance learning programs.

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. Inherent in this mission are the following fundamental imperatives:

  1. That all teaching be given within a distinctively Christian worldview;
  2. That the Word of God be honored as the final authority for life and practice;
  3. That justice and ethics be exalted within a context of limited government and a free market system in a global economy;
  4. That all of life’s tasks are sacred and are to be done as unto the Lord;
  5. That the education process be a collaboration with faculty and staff, helping to transform students into self sufficient, lifelong learners; and
  6. That courses of instruction be designed and delivered to provide our graduates with a competitive advantage as they pursue their chosen careers.

BUSINESS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Integration of theory and practice is the purpose of the Business Internship Program at Liberty. Hands-on learning, in addition to classroom learning, gives the student a perspective that is very valuable upon graduation. The internship experience provides a basis for career decisions, as well as experience that will assist the student in securing employment.

Juniors and seniors who wish to be considered for the internship program should contact the Business Internship Director to discuss qualifications for and the methods of obtaining internships.

SIGMA BETA DELTA AND DELTA MU DELTA HONOR SOCIETY
Sigma Beta Delta and Delta Mu Delta are honor societies for students of business, management or administration. The honor societies recognize students who have achieved superior academic performance through the pursuit of wisdom, honor, and the pursuit of meaningful aspirations. Membership invitations are forwarded each spring to accounting and business majors who rank in the upper 20 percent of the class.

TEACHER LICENSURE
Teacher preparation and endorsement in Business is available through the School of Business in cooperation with the Teacher Education Department. Those wishing to pursue a teacher-related program should seek information from the Teacher Licensure Office in the School of Education.

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


Career Opportunities

ACCOUNTING  
Auditor Internal Revenue Agent
Bank Officer International Banking Office
Budget Analyst Managerial Accounting
Controller Certified Public Accountant
Cost Accounting Tax Accountant                                         
Credit Manager Treasurer
Internal Auditor Government Accountant
   
ECONOMICS (ususally requires graduate degree)                                                                                                        
Bank Economist Economics Planner
Corporate Economist Educator
Consulting Economist Government Economist
   
FINANCE  
Appraiser/Assessor Loan Officer
Credit Manager Management Consulltant
Financial Analyst Real Estate Agent/Broker
Insurance Adjuster Securities Analyst
Insurance Agent/Broker Securities Broker
Internal Revenue Agent Treasurer
Investment Banker Trust Officer
   
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  
HR Generalist Staffing Manager
HR Manager Recruiting Manager
Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Safety Manager
Compensation, and Benefits Manager/Director Equal Employment Specialist
Corporate Compensation and Benefits Executive                         Employee and Labor Relations Specialist
Training and Development  
   
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS  
Communications Manager Missions Ministry Administrator
Inport/Export Manager Tour Industry Manager
Global Manager U.S. Department of Homeland Security
International Financial Manager U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Specialist
International Marketing Manager U.S. Department of State
International Transportation and Shipping Executive  
   
MANAGEMENT  
Branch Manager Merchandising Manager
City Manager Human Resource Manager
Department Manager Retail Manager
   
MARKETING  
Account Executive Insurance Agent/Broker
Advertising Executive Real Estate Agent/Broker
Director of Marketing Purchasing Agent
Hotel/Motel Manager Merchandise Manager
Branch Sales Manager Retail Sales Manager
Product/Brand Manager Sales Manager
Manufacturer Sales Representative Sales Representative

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.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 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 491 Capstone: Accounting, Economics and Finance 3
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 303 International Business 3
BUSI 320 Corporate Finance 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 411 Operations Management 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Free Electives (0-5) 1
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 48 hours must be 300-400 level.
*These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements

BUSI 322 is now allowed as a Free Elective


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. Apply ethical business practices within the context of the Christian worldview.
  2. Evaluate the business environment based upon the knowledge and research of the appropriate literature, and industry best practices.
  3. Develop appropriate business strategies, polices, and solutions for sustainable competitive advantage.

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.

Healthcare Management Concentration

  • Evaluate managerial and leadership challenges in healthcare management based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices.

Programs of Study

Business Administration Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 303 International Business 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 320 Corporate Finance 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 340 Organizational Behavior I 3
BUSI 342 Human Resource Management 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 (15-21 hrs)
Select from the following cognates or concentrations: Communications; Digital Marketing and Advertising; Economics; Entrepreneurship; Finance; Financial Planning; Healthcare Management; Human Resource Management; International Business; Marketing Analytics; Sales Management and Professional Selling; or Project Management.
Directed Courses (Required) (3-15 hrs)*
Free Electives (0-5 hrs)
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Concentrations

Business Administration Major (B.S.) Finance Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Concentration Courses (21 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
BUSI 491 Capstone: Accounting, Economics and Finance 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
TOTAL HOURS: 121 hours minimum required; at least 51 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Financial Planning Concentration
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 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
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Free Electives (0-2 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 48 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Healthcare Management Concentration

Coming Soon



Cognates

Business Administration Major (B.S.) Communications Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
BUSI 490 Capstone: Human Resource and Marketing 3
JOUR 225 Media Writing 3
SCOM 345 Persuasion 3
STCO 307 Strategic Communication 3
STCO 356 Digital/Social/Mobile Communication Strategies 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-15 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
SCOM 110 Media and Culture 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Free Electives (0-5 hr)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Economics Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
BUSI 321 Money and the Financial System 3
BUSI 405 Business and Economic Forecasting 3
BUSI 464 International Market Integration and Trade Agreements 3
BUSI 491 Capstone: Accounting, Economics and Finance 3
GOVT 302 Modern Political and Economic Ideas 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Free Electives (0-5 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 45 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Entrepreneurship Cognate

Coming Soon


Business Administration Major (B.S.) Human Resource Management Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 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
BUSI 490 Capstone: Human Resource and Marketing 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Free Electives (0-5 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 45 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) International Business Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 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
BUSI 492 Capstone: International Business and Project Management 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Free Electives (0-5 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 45 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Project Management Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 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
BUSI 492 Capstone: International Business and Project Management 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Free Electives (0-5 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 45 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Marketing Cognates

Business Administration Major (B.S.) Digital Marketing and Advertising Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 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
BUSI 490 Capstone: Human Resource and Marketing 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Free Electives (0-5 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 45 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Marketing Analytics Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
BUSI 331 Marketing Research 3
BUSI 332 Consumer Behavior 3
BUSI 452 Survey Design 3
BUSI 453 Applied Marketing Analysis 3
BUSI 490 Capstone: Human Resource and Marketing 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Free Electives (0-5 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 45 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Marketing: Sales Management and Professional Selling Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 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
BUSI 490 Capstone: Human Resource and Marketing 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Free Electives (0-5 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 45 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Teacher Licensure Requirements
General Education Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses (42 hrs)
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 303 International Business 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 320 Corporate Finance 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 340 Organizational Behavior I 3
BUSI 342 Human Resource Management 3
BUSI 409 Non-Profit Management 3
BUSI 411 Operations Management 3
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics 3
BUSI 490 Capstone: Human Resource and Marketing 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-15 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 213 Principles of Microeconomics 3
PSYC 210 Developmental Psychology 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
MATH 121 College Algebra
MATH 125 Finite Mathematics
MATH 126 Elementary Calculus for Business and Science
Teacher Licensure (31 hrs)
EDUC 125 Introduction to Education 1
EDUC 221 Content Area Reading and Differentiated Teaching and Learning 2
EDUC 235 Content Instructional Design 1
EDUC 236 Content Instructional Design Practicum 2
EDUC 240 Introduction to Applied Educational Technology Practicum 2
EDUC 360 Foundations of Education 2
EDUC 419 Content Teaching Methods 2
EDUC 420 Content Teaching Methods Practicum 1
EDUC 425 Content Measurement and Evaluation 3
EDUC 435 Content Curriculum Fundamentals 2
EDUC 436 Content Curriculum Fundamentals Practicum 1
EDUC 475 Seminar in Classroom Management 2
EDUC 476 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 477 Student Teaching II 5
TOTAL HOURS: 134 hours minimum required; at least 56 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Information Systems (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 management systems.

Career Opportunities

Requirements Analyst Information Specialist
Information Analyst Computer Support Specialist
Information Systems Analyst Help Desk Specialist
Programmer Systems Testing Specialist
Business Systems Analyst Database Administrator
Computer Systems Analyst Computer Systems Administrator                                                    
Network Systems Analyst Network Systems Administrator
Data Communications Analyst Teaching in Private and Public Schools
Information Systems Analyst  

Programs of Study

Information Systems Major (B.S.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 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; Global Studies; or Information Assurance.
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
Free Electives (0-2 hrs)
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

Cognates

Information Systems Major (B.S.) Accounting Information Systems Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 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
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
TOTAL HOURS: 121 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
NOTE: “C” or better required in all Core Courses, Cognate Courses, and Directed Courses.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Information Systems Major (B.S.) Data Networking Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 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 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
CSIS 341 Information Security Planning
CSIS 499 Internship
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
Free Electives (0-2 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
NOTE: “C” or better required in all Core Courses, Cognate Courses, and Directed Courses.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Information Systems Major (B.S.) Database Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 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: 3
CSIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies
CSIS 499 Internship
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
Free Electives (0-2 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
NOTE: “C” or better required in all Core Courses, Cognate Courses, and Directed Courses.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Information Systems Major (B.S.) Global Studies Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
GLST 220 Intercultural Communication and Engagement 3
GLST 290 Cultural Anthropology 3
GLST 350 World Religions 3
GLST 385 Career Preparation for Global Workers 3
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
TOTAL HOURS: 121 hours minimum required; at least 36 hours must be 300-400 level.
NOTE: “C” or better required in all Core Courses, Cognate Courses, and Directed Courses.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Information Systems Major (B.S.) Information Assurance Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 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
Directed Courses (Required) (3-12 hrs)*
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
TOTAL HOURS: 121 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
NOTE: “C” or better required in all Core Courses, Cognate Courses, and Directed Courses.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

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
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (40 hrs)
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3
BUSI 390 Business Common Professional Components 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
CSIS 351 System Analysis and Design 3
CSIS 375 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 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
Directed Courses (Required) (3-15 hrs)*
BIOL 102 Principles of Human Biology 3
BUSI 201 Intermediate Business Computer Applications 3
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
Free Electives (0-7 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements

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.)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (45 hrs)
BUSI 390 Business Common Professional Components 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.
Directed Courses (Required) (0-9 hrs)*
Free Electives (0-8 hrs)
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements

Cognates

Information Technology Major (B.S.) Application and Database Development Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 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
Directed Courses (Required) (0-9 hrs)*
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
Free Electives (0-5 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Information Technology Major (B.S.) Data Networking and Security Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 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
Directed Courses (Required) (0-9 hrs)*
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
Free Electives (0-2 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
NOTE: “C” or better required in all Core Courses, Cognate Courses, and Directed Courses.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Information Technology Major (B.S.) Gaming Design Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 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
Directed Courses (Required) (0-9 hrs)*
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
Free Electives (0-2 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
NOTE: “C” or better required in all Core Courses, Cognate Courses, and Directed Courses.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.
Information Technology Major (B.S.) Web and Mobile Programming Cognate
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36-42 hrs)
Christian Life & Thought (22-23 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
Directed Courses (Required) (0-9 hrs)*
BUSI 230 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MATH 121 College Algebra 3
Free Electives (0-8 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 42 hours must be 300-400 level.
NOTE: “C” or better required in all Core Courses, Cognate Courses, and Directed Courses.
* These are approved General Education courses and may be counted in the Core Competency Requirements.

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)
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 212 Managerial Accounting 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)
ACCT 211 Financial Accounting 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BUSI 303 International Business
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing

Information Systems Minor

Information Systems Minor (18 hrs)
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 351 System Analysis and Design 3
CSIS 405 Business and Economic Forecasting 3


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