General Business (BU)

BU204: Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics involves the theory, principles, and practices of economics that affect the national economy as a whole. Topics covered in this course include national income determination, economic growth, aggregate demand, aggregate supply, unemployment, inflation, the Federal Reserve system, monetary policy, fiscal policy, and global economies.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: BU224

BU204M1: Basic Economic Models

Describe the importance of production possibility frontier, the circular flow diagram, and the supply and demand models in the market economy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU224

BU204M2: Macroeconomic Aggregates

Explain macroeconomic aggregates such as the GDP, inflation rate, unemployment rate, and their implications on the national economy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU224

BU204M3: Economic Growth and Its Determinants

Analyze factors that determine long-run economic growth by conducting research using macroeconomic indicators data.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU224

BU204M4: Money, Banking, and the Federal Reserve System

Describe the roles of money, banking, and the Federal Reserve System in the macroeconomy.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU224

BU204M5: Monetary and Fiscal Policy

Analyze how monetary and fiscal policy instruments are used to achieve macroeconomic goals.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: BU224

BU224: Microeconomics

Microeconomics is an introduction to economic principles that influence decisions of individual consumers and business managers. You will examine how the law of supply and demand is reflected in pricing and quantity decisions in a variety of market situations. Close attention will be paid to how a firm's cost structure affects decisions regarding how much to produce, given a price in a perfectly competitive market situation, compared to pricing and quantity decisions in other market structures. Consideration will be given to how individuals' concepts of cost versus benefit enter into their buying decisions. The impact of governmental attempts to modify market outcomes will be a special focus of the course.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: CM220, MM255, and one of the following: AB113, AC113, AB114, or AC114

BU224M1: Supply and Demand Analysis

Examine how various supply and demand scenarios affect the way prices and quantities are set by market interactions in perfectly competitive markets.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CM220, MM255, and one of the following: AB113, AC113, AB114, or AC114

BU224M2: Governmental Price Setting

Examine changes in price and quantity caused when governments take actions to modify market outcomes.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CM220, MM255, and one of the following: AB113, AC113, AB114, or AC114

BU224M3: Impacts on Pricing and Production

Examine how changes in the cost of production affect pricing and production quantity decisions of a firm in a perfectly competitive market.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CM220, MM255, and one of the following: AB113, AC113, AB114, or AC114

BU224M4: Understand Competitive Market Environments

Examine how the behavior of a firm changes when it operates in monopolistic, oligopolistic, and monopolistically competitive market environments.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CM220, MM255, and one of the following: AB113, AC113, AB114, or AC114

BU224M5: Concepts of Utility

Examine how the concept of utility affects purchasing decisions by individuals and consumer surplus.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: CM220, MM255, and one of the following: AB113, AC113, AB114, or AC114

BU481: Independent Directed Study I

In this course, students in the School of Business and Information Technology will engage in an independent, directed studies project focused on a self-selected research project. Students will select a topic of inquiry that is of interest and relevant to their professional goals. There is flexibility built into the course with the intent of giving students some options to synthesize and apply the concepts presented into their own unique career field, company, and/or industry.

Quarter Credit Hours: 1 | Prerequisite: None

BU482: Independent Directed Study II

In this course, students in the School of Business and Information Technology will engage in an independent, directed studies project focused on a self-selected research project. Students will select a topic of inquiry that is of interest and relevant to their professional goals. There is flexibility built into the course with the intent of giving students some options to synthesize and apply the concepts presented into their own unique career field, company, and/or industry.

Quarter Credit Hours: 2 | Prerequisite: None

BU483: Independent Directed Study III

In this course, students in the School of Business and Information Technology will engage in an independent, directed studies project focused on a self-selected research project. Students will select a topic of inquiry that is of interest and relevant to their professional goals. There is flexibility built into the course with the intent of giving students some options to synthesize and apply the concepts presented into their own unique career field, company, and/or industry.

Quarter Credit Hours: 3 | Prerequisite: None

BU484: Independent Directed Study IV

In this course, students in the School of Business and Information Technology will engage in an independent, directed studies project focused on a self-selected research project. Students will select a topic of inquiry that is of interest and relevant to their professional goals. There is flexibility built into the course with the intent of giving students some options to synthesize and apply the concepts presented into their own unique career field, company, and/or industry.

Quarter Credit Hours: 4 | Prerequisite: None

BU485: Independent Directed Study V

In this course, students in the School of Business and Information Technology will engage in an independent, directed studies project focused on a self-selected research project. Students will select a topic of inquiry that is of interest and relevant to their professional goals. There is flexibility built into the course with the intent of giving students some options to synthesize and apply the concepts presented into their own unique career field, company, and/or industry.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None

BU486: Independent Directed Study VI

In this course, students in the School of Business and Information Technology will engage in an independent, directed studies project focused on a self-selected research project. Students will select a topic of inquiry that is of interest and relevant to their professional goals. There is flexibility built into the course with the intent of giving students some options to synthesize and apply the concepts presented into their own unique career field, company, and/or industry.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: None