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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

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.)

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 Requirements (45 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 (D) 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 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 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 hours minimum required.

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 Requirements (42 hrs)
Core 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 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 3
BUSI 409 Non-Profit Management 3
BUSI 411 Operations Management 3
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics 3
Cognate/Concentration Courses (12-18 hrs)
Free Electives (24 hrs)
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Finance Concentration (Online)
General Education Requirements (42 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 Requirements (45 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.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Communications Cognate (Online)
General Education Requirements (45 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (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 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Economics Cognate (Online)
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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Entrepreneurship Cognate (Online)
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
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)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
ENVR 320 Environment and Sustainability 3
ENVR 330 Energy Resources and Efficiencies (D) 3
ENVR 350 Environmental Science and Policy 3
ENVR 370 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Healthcare Management Cognate (Online)
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 3
HLTH 491 Grantsmanship 3
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)
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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) International Business Cognate (Online)
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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Marketing Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Project Management Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Public Administration Cognate (Online)
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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.

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

Programs 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
BMIS 200 Enterprise Business Applications and Communications 3
BMIS 208 Application Programming 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
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
Free Electives (18 hrs)
Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.) Accounting Information Systems Cognate (Online)
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
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.) Application Development Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (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 3
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.) Data Networking Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (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
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies
BMIS 499 Internship
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.) Database Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
BMIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
BMIS 312 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming 3
BMIS 326 Introduction to Oracle 3
BMIS 327 Advanced Oracle 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies
BMIS 499 Internship
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.) Gaming Technologies Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
ARTS 222 Desktop Publishing 3
ARTS 351 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 473 2D/3D Graphics and Animation 3
ARTS 474 Interactive Game Development 3
BMIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.) Intelligence Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
GOVT 380 Introduction to Intelligence 3
GOVT 381 Intelligence Analysis 3
GOVT 480 Terrorism 3
GOVT 481 Counter-Terrorism 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
GOVT 483 Military Intelligence
GOVT 484 Strategic Intelligence
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.) Web Development Cognate (Online)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
ARTS 222 Desktop Publishing 3
ARTS 351 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 472 Interactive Multimedia 3
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies 3
BMIS 470 Executive Perspectives on E-Commerce Technology 3
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 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 hours minimum required.

Business Management Information Systems Major (A.A.)

PURPOSE
Liberty University’s Associate of Arts in Business Management 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 BMIS 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

Business Management Information Systems Major (A.A.) (Online)
General Education Requirements (39 hrs)
Courses in the Major (21 hrs)
BMIS 200 Enterprise Business Applications and Communications 3
BMIS 208 Application Programming 3
BMIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
BMIS 351 System Analysis and Design 3
BUSI 301 Business Law 3
BUSI 310 Principles of Management 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BMIS 310 Web Architecture and Development
BMIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.

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/index.cfm?PID=2981.


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

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 ___ Electives (300-400 level) 6

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/index.cfm?PID=27907.


Certificate in Accounting

Certificate in Accounting (18 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

Certificate in Application Development

Certificate in Application Development (18 hrs)
BMIS 200 Enterprise Business Applications and Communications 3
BMIS 208 Application Programming 3
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 3

Certificate in Business Administration

Certificate in Business Administration (18 hrs)
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 Resources Management 3
BUSI 472 Organizational Ethics 3

Certificate in Data Networking

Certificate in Data Networking (18 hrs)
BMIS 200 Enterprise Business Applications and Communications 3
BMIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems 3
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

Certificate in Database

Certificate in Database (18 hrs)
BMIS 200 Enterprise Business Applications and Communications 3
BMIS 208 Application Programming 3
BMIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
BMIS 325 Database Management Systems 3
BMIS 326 Introduction to Oracle 3
BMIS 327 Advanced Oracle 3

Certificate in Information Assurance

Certificate in Information Assurance (18 hrs)
BMIS 200 Enterprise Business Applications and Communications 3
BMIS 330 Business Data Communication Systems 3
BMIS 331 Networks 3
BMIS 335 Network Security 3
BMIS 341 Information Security Planning 3
BMIS 342 Cyber Security 3

Certificate in International Business

Certificate in International Business (18 hrs)
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)
BMIS 200 Enterprise Business Applications and Communications 3
BMIS 208 Application Programming 3
BMIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
BMIS 310 Web Architecture and Development 3
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies 3
BMIS 470 Executive Perspectives on E-Commerce Technology 3


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