BUSA 201 Exploration in the Business/Nonprofit Community 
Introduces both the business world and nonprofit management including enterprise management, human resources management, marketing products and services, financial management and business ethics. Explores differences and similarities between business and nonprofit management.
BUSA 210 Financial Accounting 
Financial accounting principles for external decision makers considering investment in a business or contribution to a nonprofit. Origins and uses of financial information; accounting concepts and principles; logic; content and format of financial statements; accounting issues in the global community. Preparation of the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement.
Managerial Accounting 
Use of accounting data for internal decision making, planning, and operational control. Understanding accounting principles, financial statements, cash management, cost accounting, fund management, budgeting, capital budgeting, and risk management.
BUSA 301 Financial Management 
An introduction to the art and science of managing money at the corporate level or in the nonprofit community. Topics include short-term cash management, capital budgeting, time value of money concepts, balance between risk and reward, and financial analysis techniques. Prerequisite: BUSA 210 and BUSA 211.
BUSA 305 Marketing and Communication 
Marketing concepts and the potential for an organization’s use of public relations, communications, and media relations to advance its mission. Various marketing tools as they apply to all business entities, including nonprofits. May also be taken as COMM 360.
BUSA 310 Economics 
An introduction to the business and financial world of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomic issues will include supply and demand analysis, and business decision making in economic environments of perfect competition, oligopolies and monopolies. Macroeconomic issues will include policies to address recessions, inflation, and unemployment.
BUSA 320 Resource Development for Nonprofit Organizations/Grantwriting 
Address the resources important for a nonprofit organization to function. Issues of philanthropy and availability of other resources, donor relations, fund development, fund raising, grant writing, and social enterprise development. The composition and function of nonprofit organizations, including the development and functions of boards, volunteers, and governance. A key project will be writing a grant proposal.
Global Business Environment 
An introduction to the global business environment, looking at the interactions and external pressures corporations and non-profits face while doing business or providing services in the world economy. With increasing complexity and interdependence institutions must operate within the framework of the global marketplace. Thus they must understand the economic, political, technological, and social-cultural environmental factors facing them to be successful, while still behaving in an ethical and responsible manner.
Special Topics [1-4]
Explores special topics of faculty or student interest to broaden or deepen the curriculum. May involve a guest instructor, workshop, or seminar format.
BUSA 399 Making the Most of Spreadsheets 
Focus on the mathematical study of problems related to personal finance. Develop mathematical and quantitative skills necessary to manage personal finances successfully. Understand the key terms related to personal finances.
BUSA 401 Human Resources Management 
Human resources issues that impact organizations, such as oversight, personnel management, volunteer management, team building, compensation planning, and time management. In addition, issues involved in hiring and working with employees, such as EEOC, fair labor standards, motivation, discipline, selection, and position descriptions. Includes a seminar with either general or nonprofit emphasis.
BUSA 410 Business Law and Ethics 
Explore legal issues in both the business and non-profit world. Examine legal issues that managers of both for-profit and non-profit organizations need to understand to make informed decisions. Also examine ethical issues to consider both in the United States and internationally. Special attention is paid to ethical and moral issues.
BUSA 420 Managing the Non-Profit Organization 
Focus on the unique challenges of managing a non-profit organization. Topics include achieving and maintaining non-profit status, defining the mission and goals of the non-profit organization, measuring success for the non-profit institution, managing a volunteer workforce, building and maintaining successful donor relations, fund accounting, selecting and attracting board members, and the role of the global Non-Government Organization (NGO).
BUSA 430 Operations and Management 
An examination of key concepts, such as quantitative techniques, and practices applied by world managers in the production of goods and services, including the study of methods of behavior, input and output relationships, system and facility design, scheduling and inventory control systems, management information systems, and facility locations.
BUSA 440 Strategic Planning 
Examines how firms develop business strategies to adapt to changing business environments and new business opportunities. Brings together information learned in finance, economics, marketing and human resources classes to analyze how firms can create and implement plans to achieve a successful future. Case studies are used to illustrate real-life challenges organizations have faced. Prerequisite: upper division status.
BUSA 480 Practicum 
Participation in a nonprofit organization for at least 20 hours per week under direct supervision of a nonprofit professional in conjunction with a seminar.
Participation in an organization for at least 20 hours per week under direct supervision of a professional, taken in conjunction with a seminar.
Independent Study [1-4]
Offers opportunity to study, research, analyze, and integrate a subject of personal interest. Readings and projects are determined in collaboration with the professor. Submit an independent study proposal for approval by the professor and the academic dean before registering.