The King's College
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Business & Finance Courses


Calculus I

This introduction to single-variable differential and integral calculus assumes basic competence with pre-calculus mathematics. Calculus is the mathematical study of change and has wide application in the natural sciences, engineering, economics, finance, and public policy analysis. Its techniques allow the solution of many problems for which algebra alone is insufficient. Topics to be covered will include: functional notation; graphical transformations; inverse, exponential, logarithmic and trigonometric functions; limits and derivatives; techniques of differentiation and applications of the differential calculus; antiderivatives and indefinite integrals; definite integrals and the fundamental theorem of calculus; basic integration and applications of the integral calculus. If time permits, solutions of some first-order differential equations and their applications will be considered.

Pre-requisite: Passing high school grades in algebra I, algebra II, geometry, and trigonometry, plus an SAT score of 650 or higher or an ACT score of 27 or higher are required to place directly into this course. Otherwise, the pre-requisite is a C in MAT160.
Equivalent: MAT-270 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: MAT170

 


Finite Math for Business

This course covers a variety of mathematical topics that are useful in the world of business. Emphasis will be placed on developing students’ computational abilities and training them in seeing how mathematics applies to practical business situations. Topics include: Matrices, Linear Programming, Probability, Statistics, Combinatorics, Symbolic Logic, and various forms of Mathematical Modeling. In order to succeed in this class, students must have proficiency in basic algebra skills.

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: MAT165

 


Macroeconomics

An introduction to macroeconomics focusing on aggregate economic relationships and measures such as gross domestic product, inflation, unemployment, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. Specific economic issues and policy alternatives are discussed and differences among the key schools of economic thought in addressing these issues are highlighted.

Pre-requisite: ECO211 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: ECO210

 


Decision Process and Negotiation

This course consists of two parts. The first one introduces behavioral and economic theories to describe the process of decision making under various circumstances. Multiple studies will be reviewed by combining insights from psychology and economics. The second part is negotiation as the art and tool of creating agreements between two or more parties. Based on the basic concepts and analytical skills needed to produce the optimal decision process, this course will provide a broad array of negotiation skills to implement the selected decision-making effectively.

Pre-requisite: BUS371 LEC and Junior Standing

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS484

 


Decision Analysis and Operations Management

This course will expose students to various subjects in the fields of operations management, information systems, and management of technology as tools to be used in gaining strategic and competitive advantage. Additionally, it will serve as a platform to introduce students to decision analysis and computer modeling using Microsoft Excel. Students will examine how industries are transformed by new technologies, and understand how managers use modeling tools to support their decision-making process. The course will cover topics that include budgeting, forecasting, capacity planning, sensitivity analysis, linear modeling, scheduling, decision theory, and inventory management.

Pre-requisite: BUS274 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS478

 


Entrepreneurship and Venture Formation

Introduction to the conceptual framework of entrepreneurial management and development of tools and skills for decision making in developing a new venture. The students will be given a change to design a new venture formation and make its business plan by applying various concepts and tools covered in class.

Pre-requisite: BUS273 LEC and Junior Standing

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS471

 


Introduction to Economics

The course is designed to introduce students to both microeconomic and macroeconomic topics. Students will be introduced to ideas regarding incentives, constraints, opportunity costs, and the unintended consequences of good intentions. The course will also cover basic concepts such as rationality, the price mechanism, specialization and exchange, and Christian stewardship. On completing the course, students will be equipped with the basic mathematical skills necessary for understanding economic theory.

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: ECO110

 


Business Strategy

An advanced business course that attempts to integrate the student’s previous coursework in management, marketing, and finance. The students will be exposed to a new strategic perspective of business decision through the class discussions on value creation, competitive advantage, the formation of strategy and its implementation as well as survival strategies. The course will focus heavily on the definitions and fundamental concepts of strategic issues in business to ensure the students have a keen understanding of the operating framework of a business in a free market.

Pre-requisite: BUS-371 LEC and BUS373 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS378

 


Business Communications and Presentations

Development of the students’ ability to effectively communicate in the workplace through writing and speaking. It is designed as a core curriculum course for business majors and is specifically concerned with organizational efficiency and integrity in writing as well as verbal and nonverbal elements in presentation skills. Both technology and research are integral aspects of the function of this course. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the importance of communicating similar messages in multiple formats for organizations.

Pre-requisite: ENG120 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS276

 


Principles of Management and Organization

An introductory study of individual and group behavior within business organizations, designed to develop students in multiple areas of leadership effectiveness. Students will be introduced to frameworks and models in order to diagnose problems related to human behavior in organizations. Students will then learn how to exercise leadership to solve such problems. Areas of particular interest include motivation, reward systems, group dynamics, organizational culture, job design, organizational structure and design, conflict management, business ethics and others.

Pre-requisite: ENG120 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS273

 


Financial Accounting

An introduction to accounting principles and their relationship to basic forms of business entities. Emphasis is on accounting theory, balance sheets and income statements. Ethical issues in accounting practices will be addressed and discussed.

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS271

 


Intermediate Financial Accounting

This course develops an in-depth understanding of financial accounting and reporting and why management, analysts, and investors care about and use accounting. The course covers the technical details of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and how these transactions are reported in the financial statements. The course reviews management incentives and how incentives can influence the decisions and estimates made when reporting financial results. The course also covers international accounting standard treatment of the various topics (IFRS), especially where the changes relative to U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will be the most substantial.

Pre-requisite: BUS281 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS381

 


Corporate Finance

A general survey of the fundamental principles of corporate financial management, covering the essential elements of modern corporate finance theory and practice. This course encompasses tools and models for planning the short-term and long-term financial structure and positioning of a firm, including working capital management, asset investments and capital budgeting, corporate capital structure and mergers and acquisitions, among others.

Pre-requisites: BUS271 LEC and BUS274 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS373

 


Legal Studies and Business Ethics

Law, morals, and ethics are integrally linked, and this class will connect these concepts by integrating a practical application of ethics with an overview of the basic concepts of law and legal process. The course will survey the nature of law, the basic law of business organizations, and the governance of publically-held corporations while encouraging students to build on knowledge they have gained in their liberal arts education, particularly the ethics and theology courses they will have taken. Students will study the ethical and stewardship dimensions of financial statements and other disclosures, company mission statements, and sales and marketing practices and will ultimately learn how to develop their own ethical worldview. Case studies will be used to address legal and ethical issues in areas such as employment and corporate governance.

Pre-requisite: BUS273 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS479

 

 


Financial Modeling

This course is designed for finance students who are interested in quantitative methods and their application to finance and investing. The level of mathematics used in the course is fairly basic-algebra, elementary calculus, and basic probability and statistics. You also need the ability to think logically and systematically, but improving this ability is a course goal.

Pre-requisite: BUS373 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS383

 

 


Investments

An introduction to investments and financial markets covering equities, fixed income and derivative securities. Risk and return, market efficiency, security analysis and valuation and approaches to asset allocation and portfolio management are among the topics discussed. Emphasis is placed on the decision-making skills critical to practitioners in the financial marketplace.

Pre-requisite: ECO210 LEC and BUS373 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS376

 


International Investments

This course provides an overview of the international financial environment within which multinational firms and financial institutions operate. It involves an analysis of the challenges firms face and the international financial management strategies to cope with these challenges; current trends and future issues facing the global financial markets in the aftermath of the global financial crisis; foreign exchange market theory; exchange rate risk and hedging strategies; and firm-related issues such as raising capital abroad, cost of capital for international projects and managing multinational operations.

Pre-requisite: BUS376 LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS386

 


Managerial Accounting

An intermediate accounting course to help students to understand financial information and develop their analytical skills from managerial perspectives. This course covers value chain analysis, cost allocation and costing systems, activity-based systems, standard costing and variance analysis, and performance management and evaluation.

Pre-requisite: BUS271LEC

Equivalent: BUS381LEC

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS281

 


Statistics for Business and Economics

An introduction to the discipline of statistics, an intellectual method for gaining knowledge from data. Emphasis is on the elements of statistical thinking. The course engages students in an intuitive study of the distribution of random variables, sampling theory, the estimation and testing of hypotheses and regression and correlation. Applications are taken primarily from the realms of business and economics.

Pre-requisite: MAT170 LEC or equivalent

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS274

 


Senior Project

The Senior Project is the culmination of the student’s academic work at the college and is required for graduation. Students work extensively with faculty members and make an original research contribution in their chosen topic. Students are expected to spend a semester conducting research and writing on a topic of their choice approved by their thesis advisor.

Pre-requisite: Senior Standing and GPA 3.6

COURSE CREDIT: 3

COURSE CODE: BUS486