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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013

School of Business - Online 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.


Accounting Major (B.S.)

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 Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 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 1 3
ACCT 332 Accounting Information Systems 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
ACCT 441 Capstone: Accounting 3
Business Courses (18 hrs)
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 303 International Business 3
BUSI 320 Corporate Finance (D) 3
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing 3
BUSI 342 Human Resources Management 3
BUSI 411 Operations Management 3
Free Electives (21 hrs) 2
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; at least 30 hours must be upper level

Prior BUSI 322 (Liberty or transfer) credit may be substituted for ACCT 311

BUSI 322 is not permitted as an elective


Accounting Major (A.A.)

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 Requirements (39 hrs)
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
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
ACCT Elective 3
TOTAL HOURS: 60 minimum

Business Administration Major (B.S.)

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.

Financial Planning Concentration

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

Communications Cognate

  • The student will be able to evaluate business communication effectiveness in various contexts.

Economics Cognate

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

Entrepreneurship Cognate

  • The student will be able to apply business theories and practices to entrepreneurial environments.

Finance Cognate

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

Healthcare Management Cognate

  • The student will be able to evaluate policies and ethical issues in healthcare settings.

International Business Cognate

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

Marketing Cognate

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

Project Management Cognate

  • The student will be able to develop project management planning from the operational and tactical levels.

Public Administration Cognate

  • The student will be able to develop public administration plans that reflect the theories that shape public administration.

Programs of Study

Business Administration Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (42-45 hrs) 1
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
ECON 214 Principles of Macroeconomics 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 Resources Management 3
BUSI 400 Strategic Planning/Business Policy 2 3
BUSI 409 Non-Profit Management 3
BUSI 411 Operations Management 3
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics 3
Concentration Courses (18 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
Free Electives – Concentration (15 hrs)
Free Electives – Cognates (24 hrs) 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours must be upper level

General Education courses vary for the Financial Planning Concentration and the Communications Cognate (45 hrs); Elective course hours also vary

Capstone course to be completed in final semester

General Education courses vary for the Financial Planning Concentration and the Communications Cognate (45 hrs); Elective course hours also vary

Financial Planning Concentration (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Financial Planning Concentration (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 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
COMMUNICATIONS COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Communications Cognate (12 hrs)
COMS 220 Mass Communication Writing (D) 3
COMS 307 Principles of Advertising and Public Relations (D) 3
COMS 345 Persuasion (D) 3
COMS 356 Direct Marketing Communication 3
Free Electives (21 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
ECONOMICS COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Economics Cognate (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 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
ENTREPRENEURSHIP COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Entrepreneurship Cognate (12 hrs)
BUSI 423 Franchising (D) 3
BUSI 424 E-Commerce (D) 3
BUSI 425 Family Business Management (D) 3
BUSI 435 Small Business Management (D) 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
FINANCE COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Finance Cognate (12 hrs)
BUSI 321 Money and the Financial System 3
BUSI 322 Managerial Accounting 3
BUSI 405 Business and Economic Forecasting 3
BUSI 420 Investments 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Healthcare Management Cognate (12 hrs)
HLTH 252 Drugs in Society 3
HLTH 349 Public and Community Health for Business (D) 3
HLTH 419 Wellness and Behavior Change for Business (D) 3
HLTH 491 Grantsmanship 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
International Business Cognate (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 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
MARKETING COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Marketing Cognate (12 hrs)
BUSI 321 Money and the Financial System 3
BUSI 331 Marketing Research 3
BUSI 430 Promotion Strategy 3
BUSI 433 Marketing Management 3
Free Electives (24 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
PROJECT MANAGEMENT COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirement (42 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Project Management Cognate (12 hrs)
BUSI 413 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 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (36 hrs)
Public Administration Cognate (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 (27 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; 30 hours of upper-level courses

Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.)

PURPOSE
The Business Management Information Systems (BMIS) discipline provides students with an applied knowledge of technology, focusing on the information side of the information technology industry.  The BMIS 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 BMIS 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

Program of Study

Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
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 310 Principles of Management 3
BMIS 200 Enterprise Business Applications and Communications  1 3
BMIS 208 Application Programming 2 3
BMIS 310 Web Architecture and Development 3
BMIS 320 IS Hardware and Software 3
BMIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
BMIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems 3
BMIS 340 Studies in Information Security 3
BMIS 351 System Analysis and Design 3
BMIS 405 Business and Economic Forecasting 3
BMIS 460 IS Project Management 3
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; at least 30 hours must be upper level

MATH 110 (minimum grade of “C”) or equivalent is a prerequisite for MATH 121, 201 and BMIS 200

BMIS 201 (minimum grade of “C”) is a prerequisite for BMIS 208

ACCOUNTING INFORMATION SYSTEMS COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Accounting Information Systems Cognate (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 (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; at least 30 hours must be upper level
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Application Development Cognate (15 hrs)
BMIS 209 C# Programming 3
BMIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
BMIS 312 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming 3
BMIS 375 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (D) 3
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies 3
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; at least 30 hours must be upper level
DATA NETWORKING COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Data Networking Cognate (15 hrs)
BMIS 331 Networks 3
BMIS 335 Network Security 3
BMIS 430 Advanced Networking and Communication Systems 3
BMIS 470 Executive Perspectives on E-Commerce Technology 3
BMIS 499 Internship 3
OR
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; at least 30 hours must be upper level
DATABASE COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Database Cognate (15 hrs)
BMIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
BMIS 326 Introduction to Oracle 3
BMIS 327 Advanced Oracle 3
BMIS 425 Advanced Database Concepts 3
BMIS 499 Internship 3
OR
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; at least 30 hours must be upper level
GAMING TECHNOLOGIES COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Gaming Technologies Cognate (15 hrs)
BMIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
ARTS 222 Desktop Publishing 3
ARTS 351 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 473 2D/3D Graphics and Animation 3
ARTS 474 Interactive Game Development 3
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; at least 30 hours must be upper level
GLOBAL STUDIES COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Global Studies Cognate (15 hrs)
GLST 200 Introduction to Global Studies 3
GLST 290 Cultural Anthropology 3
GLST 350 World Religions 3
GLST 441 Career Preparation for Global Workers 3
ICST 341 Missionary Discipleship and Church Planning 3
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; at least 30 hours must be upper level
INFORMATION ASSURANCE COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Information Assurance Cognate (15 hrs)
BMIS 331 Networks 3
BMIS 335 Network Security 3
BMIS 341 Information Security Planning 3
BMIS 342 Cyber Security 3
BMIS 440 Digital Forensics 3
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; at least 30 hours must be upper level
WEB DEVELOPMENT COGNATE (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Web Development Cognate (15 hrs)
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies 3
BMIS 470 Executive Perspectives on E-Commerce Technology 3
ARTS 222 Desktop Publishing 3
ARTS 351 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 472 Interactive Multimedia 3
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 minimum; at least 30 hours must be upper level

Business Major (A.A.)

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 Requirements (39 hrs)
Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACCT 212 Principles of Accounting II 3
BUSI 300 Business Communications 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 303 International Business 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BUSI Elective 3
TOTAL HOURS: 60 minimum

Business Management Information Systems Major (A.A.)

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

Business Management Information Systems Major (A.A.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (39 hrs)
Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
BMIS 200 Enterprise Business Applications and Communications  1 3
BMIS 208 Application Programming 2 3
BMIS 310 Web Architecture and Development 3
OR
BMIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems
BMIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
BMIS 351 System Analysis and Design 3
TOTAL HOURS: 60 minimum; at least 36 hrs must be upper level

MATH 110 (minimum grade of “C”) or equivalent is a prerequisite for MATH 121, 201 and BMIS 200

BMIS 201 (minimum grade of “C”) is a prerequisite for BMIS 208


Liberty University en Español

The School of Business also offers the Associate of Arts in Business and an Advanced Certificate in Business online through Liberty University en Español.  Additional information is available at http://www.luonline.com/index.cfm?PID=21499.


DEGREE COMPLETION PLANS
Degree Completion Plans for online programs offered by the School of Business can be accessed at: http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=23423.


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
BUSI 303 International Business 3
OR
BUSI 330 Principles of Marketing

Business Management Information Systems Minor

Business Management Information Systems Minor (15 hrs) (Online)
BMIS 208 Application Programming 3
BMIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
BMIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
BMIS ___ Upper-level Electives 6


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