Business Courses

Introduction to Business (DE)

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of all critical business functions. Topics include forms of business ownership, legal aspects of business, human resource management, finance, marketing, accounting, management information systems, international business, and contemporary business issues. Students taking this course will be prepared for more advanced courses in business.


Accounting 1 (DE)

This course is a study of accounting principles and procedures. The accounting cycle is covered for a service industry. Additional topics include accounting for merchandising operations; cash and short-term investments; inventory; the acquisition, allocation, and disposal of tangible and intangible assets; and current liabilities.


Accounting 2 (DE)

This course is a continuation of Accounting Principles I. This course addresses managerial accounting concepts which are necessary for decision-making, performance evaluation, planning, and control. Emphasis is placed on using accounting data as a tool to enhance the information's usefulness to the firm's management. The course deals with the management cycle, product costing methods and standards, responsibility accounting and segment analysis, budgeting, cost-behaviors, activity-based systems, short-term and capital decision analysis, target costing, and transfer pricing. Quantitative methods necessary for managerial accounting will be emphasized.


Macroeconomics (DE)

This course is an analysis of major economic concepts. Topics include the elements of national income; the economic roles of government and labor; classical economics; monetary institutions and policies; the Keynesian model and modern fiscal policy; the macroeconomic aspects of world trade.


Microeconomics (DE)

This course is an exploration of economic factors that affect the firm and individual consumers. Topics include the laws of supply and demand, elasticity, consumer demand and utility theory, production, pricing, competitive behavior, monopoly and imperfect competition, labor economics, international trade. Prerequisite: Macroeconomics


Principles of Marketing (DE)

This course is an introduction to the basic principles and practices in industrial, consumer, and international marketing. Topics include product development, pricing, distribution, and promotion. The course prepares students for advanced study in specialized areas of marketing, retailing, and sales. Prerequisite: Introduction to Business


Small Business Management (DE)

This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles and practices of successful small business operations. Topics include new product planning, product management, sales forecasting, consumer behavior, promotion and pricing, finance, staffing, international markets and contemporary business issues. Students acquire an overview of essential small business management skills.

*Courses with a DE denote a dual enrollment option for an additional cost. Students may take these courses without the dual enrollment option.