2022-23 Academic Catalog
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College of Business

The College of Business offers the following under the supervision and jurisdiction of the college. The programs include:

Graduate Major

Undergraduate Majors (B.A.)

Minors

Program Certificates

Note: Students majoring in Business Teaching must satisfy the College of Business admission requirements before they can officially declare their major. A copy of the Admission, Retention, and Graduation Policy may be obtained from UNIBusiness Advising in the College of Business or at
https://business.uni.edu/students/advising/uni-college-business-policies.

Prior to completion of the admission requirements, students may sign an intent to major in Business Teaching and be classified as a prospective (pre)major. Pre-Business Teaching majors may enroll in lower division (below 3000-level) business courses only. Enrollment in upper division (3000/4000-level) business courses requires satisfactory completion of the College of Business admission requirements and any course prerequisites.

Business Teaching majors may declare a double major and/or major and minor within the College of Business, subject to regulations imposed by those College of Business departments affected. Business Teaching majors minoring within the College of Business must select minors designated for business majors. No more than one emphasis area may be declared in Management.

To graduate with a major in Business Teaching from the College of Business, a student must earn at least 50% (i.e 60 cr. hrs.) of the business credit hours required for the major at UNI. A student must earn a 2.20 cumulative grade point average at UNI; and earn an overall 2.20 grade point average in ACCT xxxx, MKTG xxxx, MGMT xxxx, FIN xxxx, and ECON xxxx courses taken at UNI. In addition, Business Teaching majors must complete a total cumulative and cumulative UNI GPA of 2.50 or better. Students given permission to graduate out-of-residence must earn a 2.20 or better in all courses approved and accepted for out-of-residence credit.

The College of Business may impose additional admission requirements for students wishing to declare a minor or a second College of Business major. Eligibility to declare a minor or a second College of Business major is based on competitive GPA and space availability. Students may obtain a copy of these requirements from UNIBusiness Advising (CBB 5) in the College of Business.

Master of Business Administration Degree Program

Graduate study in business at UNI is designed to qualify people for creative leadership in organizations. The Master of Business Administration is a broad-based, integrated program which emphasizes the functional areas of business in order to provide the graduate with a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical business operations. The M.B.A. curriculum is designed to meet the needs of working professionals with undergraduate backgrounds in the liberal arts, sciences, engineering, as well as those with degrees in business. The M.B.A. program is accredited by AACSB International, the primary accrediting organization for management education.

The plan of study prescribed for the degree is structured to develop graduates who will have acquired:

  1. knowledge of current business practice and management techniques necessary to be effective in managing and leading the day-to-day operations of the organization, as well as scanning the business environment and strategically planning for the future;
  2. critical thinking skills to address complex business issues, gather information, identify and evaluate a range of options, and make ethical, thoughtful choices among the alternatives;
  3. the ability to use appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools and concepts throughout the problem solving process showing an appreciation for the interrelationships among the various business functions;
  4. the ability to effectively participate as a team member, facilitate group processes, and manage team projects;
  5. professional written and oral communication skills necessary for effective management.

Admission to the Master of Business Administration program is dependent upon the quality of the applicant's undergraduate record, post-baccalaureate experience, the score on the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and writing and reasoning skills demonstrated on the addendum to the application.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

This program is available on the non-thesis option only. Students who enter the program with the undergraduate requirements of a baccalaureate degree will normally require 31 semester hours to complete the program. Those students who enter the program with an undergraduate degree in an area other than business will be required to complete some pre-MBA courses in business or show that they have completed equivalent courses in previous academic work. A minimum of 12 hours of 6000-level course work is required. Candidates for the degree are also required to successfully complete and pass a business capstone experience at the end of their program of study. The result of this experience is reported in a paper and filed in the M.B.A. office.

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the College of Business for any other application requirements. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at https://admissions.uni.edu/application.

Required
Accounting:
ACCT 6030Managerial Accounting3
Marketing:
MKTG 6170Marketing Management3
Management:
MGMT 6249Management Information Systems Concepts3
MGMT 6250Strategic Planning and Organization Analysis3
MGMT 6260Strategic Management of Human Resources3
MGMT 6262Cross-Functional Operations3
MGMT 6272Research and Analysis for Management Decisions3
MGMT 6276Business Capstone Experience1
or MGMT 6278 Consulting Capstone Experience
Finance:
FIN 6266Financial Management and Markets3
Economics:
ECON 6520Managerial Economics3
Electives:
Select 3 hours from the following:3
Topics in Business
Or any 5000 or 6000 level course in ACCT, MKTG, MGMT, FIN (excluding FIN 4130/5130), or ECON, with MBA Program Director approval.
Total Hours31

Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs

Business Teaching Major

The Business Teaching major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes UNIFI/General Education requirements, the Professional Education Requirements, and the following specified major requirements, to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

Required business teaching core
Business Administration, Interdepartmental:
BUSINESS 1000Introductory Seminar for Business Professionals0
BUSINESS 2000Business Professionals in Training0
Business:
BUSTEACH 2091Introduction to Curriculum and Methods for Business Education2
BUSTEACH 3117Field Experience in Business Teaching1
BUSTEACH 3191Advanced Curriculum and Methods for Business Education2
Accounting:
ACCT 2120Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 2130Principles of Managerial Accounting3
Marketing:
MKTG 2110Principles of Marketing3
Management:
MGMT 2080Introduction to Information Systems3
MGMT 2113Business Communication3
MGMT 3100Legal and Social Environment of Business3
MGMT 3153Organizational Management3
Finance:
FIN 1040Financial Skills for Smart Living3
FIN 3130/5130Corporate Finance3
Economics:
ECON 1011Statistics for Business Analytics *3
ECON 2090Decision Analytics *3
ECON 1041Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 1051Principles of Microeconomics3
Mathematics:
STAT 1772Introduction to Statistical Methods3
Marketing and Entrepreneurship:
ENTR 3583/5583Entrepreneurship3
Total Hours50

The Professional Education Requirements for the Business Teaching major include 30 hours in the following courses:

EDPSYCH 2030Dynamics of Human Development3
EDPSYCH 3148Learning and Motivation in Classroom Contexts3
MEASRES 3150Classroom Assessment2
SOCFOUND 3119Schools and American Society3
SPED 3150Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Classrooms2
TEACHING 2017Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching1
TEACHING 3128Level 2 Field Experience: Lesson Planning and Instruction1
TEACHING 3138Secondary School Teaching4-12
TEACHING 4170/5170Human Relations: Awareness and Application3

Minors

International Business Minor

The interdepartmental minor in International Business is available to College of Business students majoring in Accounting, Business Teaching, Economics - Business Economics emphasis, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, and Supply Chain Management. The International Business minor enhances the common body of knowledge gained through the business core by focusing on international trade and commerce issues/perspectives.

Required
World Affairs:3
Select one of the following:
Geography:
Global Geography
Political Science:
International Relations
International Business core:12
Marketing:
Distribution and Logistics
Global Marketing
Management:
International Management
Financial:
International Financial Management
International Financial Economics
Economics:
International Economics
Economic Development
International Experience:0
International Experience **
International Electives
Select one of the following:2-3
Business, Interdepartmental:
Socio-Economic Reality of Central America *
Management:
Supply Chain and Purchasing
Political Science:
Politics of the Global Economy
International Law
International Organizations
Sociology/Anthropology:
Language and Culture
Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective
International Internship
Or any additional course listed within the international business core above.
Total Hours17-18

International Business Minor (Non-Business Majors)

The interdepartmental minor in International Business (Non-Business Majors) is available to any non-business major. The purpose of this minor is to allow non-business majors to build a basic body of knowledge concerning business and business operations and expand knowledge with respect to international business, trade, and commerce.

Required
World Affairs3
Select one of the following:
Geography:
Global Geography
Political Science:
International Relations
Business Core15
Accounting:
Principles of Financial Accounting
Marketing:
Principles of Marketing
Management:
Legal and Social Environment of Business
Organizational Management
Economics:
Introduction to Business Economics
International Business core8-9
Management:
International Management
International electives:
Select two from the following:
Business, Interdepartmental:
Socio-Economic Reality of Central America *
Marketing:
Distribution and Logistics
Global Marketing
International Internship
International Experience0
International Experience **
Total Hours26-27

NOT available to majors in: Accounting, Business Teaching, Economics-Business Economics Emphasis, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, and Supply Chain Management.

NOT available to General Business Concepts minors. 

Program Certificates

The University of Northern Iowa makes available, in addition to traditional programs, the opportunity for students to earn program certificates. Program certificates provide an alternative to programs leading to a degree, a major, or a minor; they certify that an individual has completed a program approved by the university. For information on the following program certificates, contact the College of Business or the Office of the Registrar, which serves as the centralized registry.

Certificate in Business Administration

This certificate is available to those holding an MSN or concurrently enrolled in an MSN degree program. Courses in business administration supplement an MSN degree’s health care leadership courses to prepare an individual for a management role within a health organization.

Required Courses:
MGMT 6250Strategic Planning and Organization Analysis3
ACCT 6030Managerial Accounting3
MKTG 6170Marketing Management3
MGMT 6262Cross-Functional Operations3
MGMT 6260Strategic Management of Human Resources (or elective determined by the MBA Program Director)3
Total Hours15
 

Certificate in Business Of Health Care Administration for Business Majors

The interdisciplinary Business of Health Care certificate for Business Majors includes courses which develop basic business skills for students desiring business careers in health care.  Both nonprofit and for-profit health institutions such as clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, medical offices, and long-term care facilities require employees with business skills. Business professionals manage employees, manage finances, raise funds, reduce and manage risk, work with or for insurance companies, and seek ways to provide effective and cost-efficient care. Requires completion of any business major.

Required:
Accounting:
ACCT 2120Principles of Financial Accounting3
Economics:
ECON 2140Health Economics3
Public Health and Education:
PH 1101Introduction to Public Health3
or CAP 3160 Community and Public Health
PH 3640/5640Worksite Health Promotion3
Economics electives (one of the following):3
Economics of Labor Markets
Public Finance
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Law and Economics
Electives (two of the following):6
Anthropology:
Culture, Disease, and Healing *
Capstone courses:
Bio-Medical Ethics
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Criminology:
Drugs and Society *
Family Services:
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Finance:
Risk Management and Insurance
Gerontology:
Families and End of Life Issues
Long Term Care Administration
Philosophy:
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Political Science:
Current and Emerging Issues in Public Administration
Psychology:
Health Psychology *
Public Health and Education:
Aging and Health
Stress and Coping
Global Service Mission
Introduction to Women's Health
Minority Health
International Health
Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations
Sociology:
Social Gerontology *
Medical Sociology *
Total Hours21

Certificate in Business Of Health Care Administration for Non-Business Majors

The interdisciplinary Business of Health Care Administration certificate for Non-Business majors includes courses which develop basic business skills for students desiring business careers in health care.  Both nonprofit and for-profit health institutions such as clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, medical offices, and long-term care facilities require employees with business skills. Business professionals manage employees, manage finances, raise funds, reduce and manage risk, work with or for insurance companies, and seek ways to provide effective and cost-efficient care.

Required:
Accounting:
ACCT 2120Principles of Financial Accounting3
Economics:
ECON 1031Introduction to Business Economics3
or ECON 1041 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 2140Health Economics3
Public Health and Education:
PH 1101Introduction to Public Health3
or CAP 3160 Community and Public Health
PH 3640/5640Worksite Health Promotion3
Elective(s) from the following (select one if major or minor requires no economics; select two if major or minor requires economics):3-6
Anthropology:
Culture, Disease, and Healing *
Capstone courses:
Bio-Medical Ethics
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Criminology:
Drugs and Society *
Family Services:
Families, Alzheimer's and Related Dementias
Finance:
Risk Management and Insurance
Gerontology:
Families and End of Life Issues
Long Term Care Administration
Philosophy:
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Political Science:
Current and Emerging Issues in Public Administration
Psychology:
Health Psychology *
Public Health and Education:
Aging and Health
Stress and Coping
Global Service Mission
Introduction to Women's Health
Minority Health
International Health
Environmental and Occupational Health Regulations
Sociology:
Social Gerontology *
Medical Sociology *
Total Hours18-21


 

Certificate in International Business, Culture, and Language

The Certificate in International Business, Culture, and Language is available to College of Business students majoring in Accounting, Business Teaching, Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, and Supply Chain Management and to students completing the General Business Concepts minor. The purpose of this certificate is to encourage students to seek language and cultural knowledge in order to build a foundation for understanding the global environment in which business operates. For more information students should contact UNIBusiness Advising, CBB 5. To enroll in this program students must declare their intent on a Declaration of Curriculum form. The form may be obtained in CBB 5.

International Business
MGMT 3189/5189International Management3
Cultural and Political Perspectives
Select one of the following:3
Political Science:
International Relations *
Geography:
Global Geography *
Sociology:
Introduction to Sociology *
Anthropology:
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology *
Philosophy and World Religions:
Religions of the World *
Ethics in Business
Foreign Language and History +
Select one of the language options below:9-15

Chinese (14-15 hours)

CHIN 1001Elementary Chinese I **4
CHIN 1002Elementary Chinese II **4
Select two of the following:
CHIN 1011Intermediate Chinese I4-5
RELS 2100Great Living Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism3
RELS 2110Great Living Religions: Confucianism, Daoism, and Zen3
HUM 3124China *3
POL COMP 3162Politics of East Asia3
HIST 4850/5850Pre-Modern Chinese History3
HIST 4860/5860Modern Chinese History3

French (12 hours)

FREN 1001Introduction to French Language and Culture I **3
FREN 1002Introduction to French Language and Culture II **3
Select two of the following:
FREN 2001Intermediate French Language and Culture3
FREN 2002Composition3
FREN 2012Advanced Topics in French Conversation: ____3

German (12 hours)

GER 1001German Language and Culture I **3
GER 1002German Language and Culture II **3
Select two of the following:
ENGLISH/CAP 3148The Holocaust in Literature and Film3
HIST 4460/5460History of Germany to 16483
HIST 4630/5630History of Germany Since 16483

Spanish (12 hours)

SPAN 1001Elementary Spanish I **3
SPAN 1002Elementary Spanish II **3
Select two of the following:
HUM 3123Latin America *3
SPAN 2001Intermediate Spanish3
SPAN 2002Oral and Written Spanish3
SPAN 2053Spanish for Special Purposes: ___________3
SPAN 3001Advanced Writing ***3
SPAN 3006Spanish for Heritage Speakers ***3
SPAN 3020Latin American Culture and Civilization ^3
SPAN 3050/5050Written Communication ***3
SPAN 3052/5052Contemporary Hispanic Culture3-5
HIST 4720/5720Modern Latin American History3
POL COMP 3167Latin American Politics3

English (9 hours)****

Select one of the following:3
History of the United States
Power & Politics in the U.S. *
Select two of the following:
ENGLISH 2520Multicultural Literature3
ENGLISH 2340Survey of English Literature II: Romantics to Post-Colonialism ^3
ENGLISH 2420Survey of American Literature ^3
ENGLISH 4410/RELS 4230/5230Early American Literature ^3
ENGLISH 4420/5420The American Renaissance ^3
ENGLISH 4445/5445American Novel Since 1900 ^3
HIST 4235/5235Popular Culture in the United States3
HIST 4275/5275United States Constitutional History3
HIST 4240/5240History of American Thought3
HIST 4250/5250Religion in America3
RELS 3180Religion and Politics: (Topics)3

Summary

1. International Business3
2. Cultural and Political Perspectives3
3. Foreign Language and History *9-15
Chinese: 14-15 hours
French: 12 hours
German: 12 hours
Spanish: 12 hours
English: 9 hours
Total Hours15-21

Expanded Career Option for Secondary Teacher Licensure

(Available to non-teaching business majors only.)

Majors in Accounting, Economics: Business Economics, Finance, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Real Estate, and Supply Chain Management in the College of Business have the option of receiving secondary teaching licensure to teach Business All 5-12. A student may complete this option by taking the required licensing courses as general university electives. The total number of hours required for licensure will be 44. This will expand the student's program beyond the normal eight semesters. Specific licensure requirements and information about this expanded career option may be obtained from the College of Business.

Other Licensure Options

Additional vocational licensure is available in multi-occupations.

Business Teaching Major, B.A.

BA in Business Common Core 

Objective 1:  Students will demonstrate disciplinary content knowledge

        1.1 Learners will demonstrate broad knowledge of the business disciplines

        1.2 Learners will utilize a variety of instructional strategies to develop a deeper understanding of business content

        1.3 Learners will plan instruction that supports every student in meeting rigorous learning goals

Objective 2:  Students will use quantitative skills to aid business decision making

        2.1 Learners will display a broad set of quantitative skills as applied to business decision making across a wide range of business disciplines

        2.2 Learners will recognize when to apply linear programming, marginality, or decision theory models

 Objective 3:  Students will display communication skills

        3.1 Learners will demonstrate strong written communication skills as required for a business major

        3.2 Learners will demonstrate professional writing and oral skills needed for Business Teachers

Objective 4:  Students will be able to apply critical thinking skills

         4.1 Learners will apply basic critical thinking skills as expected for all business majors

         4.2 Learners will recognize tensions among alternative theses, differences of opinion, or alternative solutions to problems typically faced by Business Teachers

         4.3 Learners will justify a position related to business teaching using context-specific rules/procedures of inquiry, and resulting evidence

Objective 5:  Students will understand the work value expectations of contemporary organizations

         5.1 Learners will identify ethical components in business situations

         5.2 Learners will display other work values such as professional demeanor, quality of effort, dependability, attitude, and initiative

Master of Business Administration

Student Learning Objective 1: Professional Knowledge and Skills Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of current business practice and management techniques necessary to be effective in managing and leading the day-to-day operations of the organization, as well as scanning the business environment and strategically planning for the future.

Competency 1.1. Applies fundamentals of accounting, finance and economics

Competency 1.2. Applies fundamentals for managing business operations

Competency 1.3. Applies fundamentals of marketing management

Competency 1.4. Applies fundamentals of managing human resources

Competency 1.5. Applies fundamentals of data management and analysis for the organization

Competency 1.6. Applies strategic planning for the organization

Student Learning Objective 2: Critical Thinking Skills Graduates will demonstrate the critical thinking skills to address complex business issues, gather information, identify and evaluate a range of options, and make ethical, thoughtful choices among the alternatives.

Competency 2.1. Problem Identification—Identifies, summarizes (and appropriately reformulates) the key issues/ problem(s)/ work assignment

Competency 2.2. Comprehensive Approach - Integrates comprehensive and unbiased issue analysis using different perspectives, including multiple stakeholder perspectives and positions

Competency 2.3. Identifies and considers appropriate data, contexts, and assumptions relevant to the situation

Competency 2.4. Assesses and analyzes appropriate data/evidence using a set of appropriate of    tools and methods

Competency 2.5. Identifies, assesses and evaluates alternate options

Competency 2.6. Identifies and assesses conclusions, implications, and consequences

Student Learning Objective 3: Problem Solving Skills Graduates will demonstrate the ability to use appropriate quantitative and qualitative tools and concepts throughout the problem solving process showing an appreciation for the interrelationships among the various business functions.

Competency 3.1. Identifies relevant business functional perspectives   

Competency 3.2. Selects and applies appropriate tools

Competency 3.3. Interprets output

Competency 3.4. Recognizes limitations of tools used in analysis

Student Learning Objective 4: Teamwork Skills Graduates will demonstrate the ability to effectively participate as a team member, facilitate group processes, and manage team projects.

Individual Competencies:

Competency 4.1. Communication skills and task-related behaviors that support team participation

Competency 4.2. Facilitates group processes

Overall Team Competencies:

Competency 4.3. Efficiency in Team Project Management

Student Learning Objective 5: Communication Skills Graduates will demonstrate the professional written and oral communication skills necessary for effective management.

SLO 5A Written communication:

Competency 5.A.1. Focus of Work

Competency 5.A.2. Organization of work

Competency 5.A.3. Content Development

Competency 5.A.4. Language Style and Tone

Competency 5.A.5. Document design

Competency 5.A.6. Written language mechanics

SLO 5B Oral Communication:

Competency 5.B.1. Verbal and non-verbal delivery   

Competency 5.B.2. Responsiveness to audience

Competency 5.B.3. Professional attire

Competency 5.B.4. Organization of the presentation

Competency 5.B.5. Use of presentation software and handouts.

Business Teaching Major, B.A. (College of Business, Interdepartmental)

This is a sample plan of study with a suggested sequencing of classes for the major.  University electives may be applied to earn additional academic majors, minors, or certificates.  Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor to plan their specific semester schedule to include UNIFI/General Education program and/or university elective hours required.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BUSINESS 1000 Introductory Seminar for Business Professionals 0
STAT 1772 Introduction to Statistical Methods 3
ECON 1041 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 9
 Hours15
Spring
ECON 1051 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 1011 Statistics for Business Analytics 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 9
 Hours15
Sophomore
Fall
BUSINESS 2000 Business Professionals in Training 0
ACCT 2120 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
TEACHING 2017 Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching 1
EDPSYCH 2030 Dynamics of Human Development 3
ECON 2090 Decision Analytics 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 6
 Hours16
Spring
ACCT 2130 Principles of Managerial Accounting 3
MKTG 2110 Principles of Marketing 3
MGMT 2080 Introduction to Information Systems 3
SPED 3150 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Classrooms 2
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 4
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
FIN 3130/5130 Corporate Finance 3
MGMT 3100 Legal and Social Environment of Business 3
BUSTEACH 2091 Introduction to Curriculum and Methods for Business Education 2
TEACHING 3128 Level 2 Field Experience: Lesson Planning and Instruction 1
EDPSYCH 3148 Learning and Motivation in Classroom Contexts 3
MEASRES 3150 Classroom Assessment 2
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 2
 Hours16
Spring
ENTR 3583/5583 Entrepreneurship 3
BUSTEACH 3191 Advanced Curriculum and Methods for Business Education 2
MGMT 3153 Organizational Management 3
BUSTEACH 3117 Field Experience in Business Teaching 1
FIN 1040 Financial Skills for Smart Living 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 5
 Hours17
Senior
Fall
SOCFOUND 3119 Schools and American Society 3
TEACHING 4170/5170 Human Relations: Awareness and Application 3
MGMT 2113 Business Communication 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 5
 Hours14
Spring
TEACHING 3138 Secondary School Teaching 12
 Hours12
 Total Hours120

Business Administration Courses

BUSINESS 1000. Introductory Seminar for Business Professionals.

0 hrs. Required for new business majors, an introduction to the College of Business curriculum, learning resources, and academic expectations; exploration and identification of career goals; introduction to the professional expectations of the corporate world. Pass/no credit only. (Fall)

BUSINESS 1059. Scholars Academy Seminar: Become a Global Citizen — 1 hr.

Scholars Academy Seminar: Become a Global Citizen

BUSINESS 2000. Business Professionals in Training.

0 hrs. Focuses on the professional skills expected by employers; includes self-awareness of personal values/traits; assessment of communication, interpersonal, and thinking skills; career management; knowledge of business enterprise; business professionalism. Pass/no credit only. Prerequisite(s): BUSINESS 1000 or consent of College of Business advisor; pre- or declared business majors only. (Fall and Spring)

BUSINESS 3000. Intermediate Professional Skills: (topic).

0 hrs. Experiential course focuses on the professional skills expected by employers; may include self-awareness of personal values/traits; assessment of communication, interpersonal, and thinking skills; career management; business professionalism; professional use of business software. Topics vary by section and semester. Pass/no credit only. Prerequisite(s): BUSINESS 2000 or consent of College of Business advisor; may be repeated in subsequent semesters; business majors only. (Fall and Spring)

BUSINESS 3025. Business Analysis Techniques — 3 hrs.

How to make good decisions for an organization using quantitative and qualitative methods. Topics include probability, decision theory, critical thinking, marginal analysis, inventory and project management, discrete and continuous distributions, sampling distribution theory, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and linear regressions. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)

BUSINESS 3030. Accounting Concepts — 3 hrs.

How to keep track of an organization's financial resources. Students will learn about accounting procedures and practice the skills involved in financial and managerial accounting. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)

BUSINESS 3035. Information Systems for Professionals — 3 hrs.

How to manage information as an organizational resource, beginning with an overview of the systems that produce information and help organizations use it effectively. Topics include storing, organizing, analyzing, securing, and protecting information for an array of business processes. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)

BUSINESS 3050. The Art of Managing People at Work — 3 hrs.

This course focuses on the recruitment, retention and development of an organization's most important resource....its people. Discussion and readings will cover what distinguishes top talent from mediocre talent and what makes an organization an employer of choice. Leadership, conflict management, negotiations along with other important management differentiators will also be covered. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)

BUSINESS 3060. Law, Society, and Business — 3 hrs.

Develop broader understanding of the role organizations play in society -- locally, nationally, and globally. Ethics, law, technology, and ecology are some of the elements that combine to make this a crucial and constantly changing challenge for organizations. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)

BUSINESS 3065. Entrepreneurship and Opportunity — 3 hrs.

How to implement lean start-up methodology. Emphasis on customer discovery and marketplace feedback to determine real pain points and unmet needs of customers before launch. Entrepreneurial best practices are covered in preparation for entrepreneurial or intrapreneurial endeavors. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)

BUSINESS 3070. Topics: Effective Business Practices — 3 hrs.

Selected topics in business and management. Examples could include leadership, negotiation, communication in a diverse workplace, global trade practices, etc. Prerequisite(s): admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)

BUSINESS 3154. Global Skills — 2-3 hrs.

Combines cultural immersion with practical techniques and a liberal arts education to develop the interpersonal competency necessary to work effectively with individuals from around the world. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Same as CAP 3154) (Summer)

BUSINESS 3155. Socio-Economic Reality of Central America — 2 hrs.

Focus on the impact of culture in the work environment and the social and economic environment of Central America to explore how culture might impact a country's economic status in the global economy. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. [Same as CAP 3155 (CAP:155)] (Fall and Spring)

BUSINESS 3169. International Experience.

The successful completion of an approved study abroad experience, or a departmental internship or cooperative education experience that includes a significant international component. Pass/no credit. Prerequisite(s): consent of instructor. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

BUSINESS 4000. Advanced Professional Skills.

0 hrs. Experiential course where students focus on building leadership skills in addition to gaining mastery of those professional skills needed for success in the workplace. Coaching is provided to help students identify where and how these higher-level skills may be mastered. Pass/no credit only. Prerequisite(s): BUSINESS 2000; BUSINESS 3000 or consent of College of Business advisor; may be repeated in subsequent semesters; business majors only. (Fall and Spring)

BUSINESS 4040. Applied Business Finance — 3 hrs.

How to manage an organization's financial resources. Emphasis is on analyzing financial statements, time value of money, management of cash flow, risk and return, and valuation. Prerequisite(s): ECON 1031 (or ECON 1041 and ECON 1051); BUS 3025; BUS 3030; admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)

BUSINESS 4045. Practical Marketing for Organizations — 3 hrs.

How to make sure the world knows what you want them to know about your organization. Economic, business, and social environments are considered in developing a marketing plan for product, place, price, promotion, and customer service. Prerequisite(s): ECON 1031 (or ECON 1041 and ECON 1051); BUS 3025; BUS 3030; admission to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Managing Businesses and Organizations major. (Variable)

BUSINESS 6280. Topics in Business — 1-3 hrs.

Selected topics in business. May be repeated. Anticipated typical credit of 1 hour. Prerequisite(s): consent of MBA Director. (MBA Modules I, II, and III)

Business Teaching Courses

BUSTEACH 2091. Introduction to Curriculum and Methods for Business Education — 2 hrs.

Introduction to secondary level business curriculum. (Fall)

BUSTEACH 3117. Field Experience in Business Teaching — 1 hr.

Field experience for those seeking licensure to teach Business Education at the secondary and postsecondary level. Includes cooperative work in keyboarding at elementary level and second experience at middle school level. Offered on credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite(s): TEACHING 2017; EDPSYCH 2030; TEACHING 3128; EDPSYCH 3148; MEASRES 3150 (Level II of Professional Education Sequence); junior standing. Corequisite(s): BUSTEACH 3191. (Spring)

BUSTEACH 3191. Advanced Curriculum and Methods for Business Education — 2 hrs.

Curriculum development, motivation, specific presentation methods, and evaluation as applied to business programs. Prerequisite(s): TEACHING 2017; EDPSYCH 2030; TEACHING 3128; EDPSYCH 3148; MEASRES 3150 (Level II of the Professional Education Sequence); junior standing. Corequisite(s): BUSTEACH 3117. Prerequisite(s) or corequisite(s): BUSTEACH 2091. (Spring)

Career Technical Education Courses

CTE 4110/5110. Methods for Career and Technical Education — 2 hrs.

This online course is designed for those wanting to learn more about teaching a Career and Technical Education in a K-12 setting. The course will include innovative teaching strategies and novel ways to keep students engaged in the classroom. You will become familiar with planning and assessing CTE programs as well as promoting your program within your school. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CTE 4120/5120. Assessment and Evaluation in Career and Technical Education — 2 hrs.

Assessments and Techniques for evaluating student learning and programs in career and technical education. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CTE 4130/5130. Curriculum Design for Career and Technical Education — 2 hrs.

Designing curriculum that aligns with a post-secondary course of study, academic standards, and local program of study needs and constraints. Emphasis on authentic learning and programs of study. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CTE 4140/5140. Foundations of Career and Technical Education — 2 hrs.

Foundations of Career and Technical Education provides a historical perspective of how career and technical education has evolved in society and education. This course looks at the different influences and factors that have contributed to CTE and how CTE has changed throughout the years. Topics include federal and state legislative initiatives, CTE organizations, and the impact of educational reform on Career and Technical Education and workforce development. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)

CTE 4150/5150. Implementation of Work-based Learning Programs — 2 hrs.

This course is designed to fulfill the requirement of work-based learning coordinator techniques for MOC licensure in Iowa (required under approved career and technical education programs) and for secondary endorsements in special education. Students learn the basics of planning, organizing, and implementing work-based learning to address two goal areas: specific occupational skill development and standard work-behavior development. Primary areas of study include how to implement training plans and agreements; develop liaison relationships with the community; evaluate student performance; provide relevant classroom instruction; involve parents and guardians; and counsel students for job application, work performance and transition into work/post-secondary training. Federal and state employment laws and other primary resources to assist in the coordination process will be identified and utilized in developing a local plan for implementing work-based learning. Prerequisite(s): junior standing. (Fall, Spring, Summer)