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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

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: Core Competency Requirements (36 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 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 (33 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
ACCT 301 Intermediate Accounting I 3
ACCT 302 Intermediate Accounting II 3
ACCT ___ Elective 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 (36 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
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 (15-24 hrs)
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Finance Concentration (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 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 (36 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.
Business Administration Major (B.S.) Communications Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 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 (36 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 (36 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 (36 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 (36 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 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 (36 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 (36 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 (36 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.) Marketing Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 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 331 Marketing Research 3
BUSI 430 Promotion Strategy 3
BUSI 433 Marketing 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.) Project Management Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 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 (36 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.

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: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core 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)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 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 (18 hrs)
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)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
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
Free Electives (18 hrs)
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)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
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
Free Electives (18 hrs)
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)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
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
Free Electives (18 hrs)
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)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 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
BMIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
Free Electives (18 hrs)
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)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
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
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.) Information Assurance Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (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 required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Business Management Information Systems Major (B.S.) Web Development Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (42 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
ARTS 477 Interactive Design I 3
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies 3
BMIS 470 Executive Perspectives on E-Commerce Technology 3
Free Electives (18 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours 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 (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (43 hrs)
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting I 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 375 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 3
BUSI 390 Business Common Professional Components 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 (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
BMIS 200 Enterprise Business Applications and Communications 3
BMIS 212 Object-Oriented Programming 3
BMIS 310 Web Architecture and Development 3
BMIS 312 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming 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 375 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction 3
BUSI 390 Business Common Professional Components 3
CSIS 352 System Administration 3
CSIS 354 Integrative Programming and Technologies 3
CSIS 465 Enterprise Systems and Integration 3
Cognate Courses (12-15 hrs)
Free Electives (21-24 hrs)
Information Technology Major (B.S.) Application and Database Development Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (12 hrs)
BMIS 209 C# 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
Free Electives (24 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 (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
BMIS 331 Networks 3
BMIS 335 Network Security 3
BMIS 341 Information Security Planning 3
BMIS 430 Advanced Networking and Communication Systems 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
BMIS 342 Cyber Security
BMIS 499 Internship
Free Electives (21 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 (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 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
BMIS 209 C# Programming
BMIS 499 Internship
Free Electives (21 hrs)
TOTAL HOURS: 120 hours minimum required; at least 30 hours must be 300-400 level.
Information Technology Major (B.S.) Web Development Cognate (Online)
General Education: Core Competency Requirements (36 hrs)
Skills and Knowledge (9 hrs)
Core Courses in the Major (39 hrs)
Cognate Courses (15 hrs)
ARTS 222 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ARTS 342 Digital Imaging 3
BMIS 209 C# Programming 3
BMIS 410 Web Enterprise Technologies 3
Choose one of the following courses: 3
ARTS 477 Interactive Design I
BMIS 499 Internship
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 (33 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 1 3
TOTAL HOURS: 60 hours minimum required.

Choose any BUSI course not already required in the core


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: Core Competency Requirements (33 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)
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.

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

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.


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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