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Business Administration Major

Pre-Business Program

School of Business

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Curriculum

The Pre-Business Program is an undergraduate program designed for students considering a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. The intent of the program is to improve the probability of success for those students committed to pursuing this degree as well as offering exposure to students considering the business program.

The courses in the Pre-Business Program are all core business courses. Students will take these courses first before they enter the emphasis. Upon successful completion of the following courses with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 and a School of Business GPA of 2.5, the student may apply to the School of Business to be classified as a Business major. Business majors should take MTH 221 as part of their General Education requirements.

Transfer students may participate in the Pre-Business Program and petition for classes taken at other accredited institutions to be considered for substitution within the guidelines of Concordia University.

  • Pre-Business Program Curriculum
  • 16 Units
  • ACT 211: Financial Accounting
  • 3

Basic elements of accounting and methods of gathering and reporting financial data will be examined in this course, including a study of financial statements; journalizing financial transactions; merchandising activities; investments in property, plant and equipment; and depreciation as it applies to corporations. Prerequisite: BUS 201.

  • BUS 201: Introduction to Management, Marketing, and Information Technology
  • 3

This survey course will look at today's American business systems including a study of various types of businesses and the information they gather, store, and process, including administration and management of people, facilities, and information. Course will include relevant computer experience simulating business situations.

  • BUS 224: Business Writing and Presentations
  • 1

This course will be a study and practice of effective strategies for clear business communication in both written and oral forms, as well as the technology to access and share information.

  • BUS 261: Information Technology
  • 3

This course will cover the theoretical and practical aspects of business application programs like spreadsheets, databases, word processing, publishing, and Internet tools used to develop, analyze, and communicate information and business processes including office application programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio, and email applications used for business analysis and problem solving strategies.

  • ECO 201: Macroeconomics
  • 3

This course will survey the scope and methods of the study of economics; the principles underlying the production, exchange, distribution and consumption of wealth along with various economic problems. The systematic investigation of the market structure of American capitalism, encompassing the production and distribution of income, welfare economics and current domestic problems.

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  • ECO 202: Microeconomics
  • 3

This introductory course will look at specific aspects of the economy such as households, firms, and markets, including the investigation of supply and demand in the product market, the perfectly competitive market, monopoly and imperfect competition, and the role of government in private economy. Emphasis will be given to economic challenges of the future.

  • ACT 212: Managerial Accounting
  • 3

This decision-making course will be based on accounting concepts and will include equity financing, introduction to management accounting, cost terms and concepts, cost accumulation systems, product costing systems, and analyzing cost behavior patterns, including cost-volume-profit relationships. Prerequisite: ACT 211.

  • BUS 251: Legal Environment of Business
  • 3

Using examples from law of agency, contracts, product liability, government regulations, business organizations, and ethics in American business, this course will emphasize U.S. law including sources, courts, procedures, and torts pertaining to the business environment.

  • FIN 211: Personal Finance
  • 3

This course will prepare students to make appropriate decisions regarding financial planning in career choices, investment, savings, income taxes, credit cards, loans, car and home purchases, asset protection, health expenses, insurance, and real estate.

  • FIN 331: Finance
  • 3

This is an introductory course to the principles and practices of managerial finance, sources and methods of raising capital, cash flow analysis, financial statement analysis, financial markets, and stockholder equity concerns. Additional concepts will include decision making with risk and use of operating and financial leverage. Prerequisites: General education math requirements and ACT 212.

  • MGT 321: Management
  • 3

This introductory course will look at the areas of planning, organizing, staffing, and controlling with an emphasis on responsibility and authority, delegation and decentralization, line-staff relationship organization charting, communication, and reaction to change Interpersonal skills, motivation, leadership, and organizational resource management will also be studied. Prerequisites: BUS 201 and BUS 224. Recommended prerequisite: ECO 201 or ECO 202.

Current students, please note: The requirements listed here may not reflect the most current courses for this major and may not be the requirements for the catalog year you are following to complete your major. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for official requirements you must meet to qualify for a degree.


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