BUS 0461 – Principles of Management
This course surveys managerial principles, theory, and functions applicable to a variety
of organizational settings and conditions. Specific techniques related to each of
the managerial functions will be explored as well as general issues and trends that
influence the practice of contemporary management.
BUS 0215 – Principles of Budget and Finance
This course is intended to help a broad base of people to become familiar with the
basic building blocks of budget and finance. The course is designed to deal with the
study of annual business budgeting processes including projections, forecasts, and
reconciliation. Income statements, balance sheets, and budget cuts will also be studied.
BUS R420 – Principles of Marketing
An analysis of the activities and functions performed by manufacturers, service operators,
distributors, and retailers to make products and services available to customers.
The marketing variables, which consist of product, place, promotion, and price, are
discussed in detail, as they apply to for-profit, and/or governmental organizations.
BUS 0479 - Management of Information Technologies
This course is a managerial approach to information systems concepts and applications
for students. Computers have become a part of our lives. Managers have a responsibility
to determine organizational needs, and work with professionals to design and implement
information systems that meet those needs. The student will develop an understanding
of the issues underlying information systems for planning, development and implementation.
BUS 0481 – Business Law
This course introduces the American legal system with emphasis on legal process, civil
dispute resolution, business law, contracts and government regulation of business
ECO 0320 – Principles of Macro-Economics
This course is an introduction to the study of macroeconomics and will examine how
an economy works as resources are combined to produce the goods and services that
people want. Macroeconomics deals with a study of the economy in the aggregate, or
the economy in general. Microeconomics (ECO-0330) looks at the behavior of individual
decision-making units within the economy.
BUS 0495 – Ethical Decision Making in Business
This course examines a variety of ethical theories and applies a moral philosophy
to a range of business issues such as corporate responsibility, whistle-blowing, equal
employment opportunity, affirmative action, employee privacy, conflict of interest,
advertising and marketing, product liability, employee safety, and international business.
BUS 0488 - Introduction to Business Research
The overall objective of the course is for participants to learn the fundamentals
of developing credible research in all areas of business. Accordingly, this course
is intended to provide a clear and practical methodology for creating research proposals,
developing data collection plans, and evaluating research designs. Participants will
develop and present, both orally and in written form, a credible research proposal
for a problem or issue that is relevant to business.
BUS 0454 – Organization Behavior
This course presents an overview of individual behavior, group behavior, and organizational
structures and processes that impact the effectiveness of organizations. The course
emphasizes the analysis and application of knowledge to improve performance and organizational
effectiveness and to manage organizational change.
BUS 0496 – Capstone (Finance, Leadership Studies, or Business Information Technology Focus)
In the Business Administration Capstone you will bring together the content that you
have learned academically here at Rosemont College and blend that with your own professional
and personal experience. This course in essence is an independent study in which you
establish where your career stands at this moment in time, reflect back on your new
sense of value, apply your analytical skills to a real world business case, and develop
your own business plan for your dream company in the future. By the end of the Capstone
course you should feel confident about your future and your ability to achieve your
Leadership Studies Courses
LDS 0300 - Foundations of Leadership
The course will focus on an Introduction to the history and theory of leadership,
to critical thinking and methods of inquiry as they bear on the basics of leadership,
to the ethics of leadership, and to relevant leadership contexts. The focus will be
on the analysis of the historical concepts, evaluating contemporary theories of leadership
and then applying the theoretical concepts to actual leadership situations.
LDS 0320 - Leadership in Organizations and Society
Focus on leadership theory and research within and across formal organization settings
such as public/private, profit/non-profit, professional/non-professional, and unitary/multi-divisional.
This course exams rational, natural and open systems and how leadership differs in
LDS 0340- Multi-Cultural Issues in Leadership
The course will examine cultural styles of leadership and various leadership styles which can be employed in different cultural settings. Students will examine the role of culture in attitudes toward society, family and work.
LDS 0360 - Leadership Decision Process: The course will focus on models and techniques that support effective and efficient decision processes. An experiential focus will be placed on the identification and avoidance of known cultural and cognitive biases, and other process pitfalls that can seriously hinder successful leadership decision-making.
LDS 0380 - Leadership Systems: Strategy and Process
The course will focus on strategic planning methodologies and issues leaders must address. Emphasis will be on application of contemporary theory, methods and techniques for developing and sustaining organizational strategies.
Finance and Global Economic Studies
BUS 0471 – Labor and Technology Transfer in the Global Economy
This course will examine the cultural, economic and political factors affecting the
global strategies of multinational corporations. While the course is presented from
an American perspective, it develops principles and concepts applicable to international
operations of globally dispersed firms in general. Understanding the cross-cultural
evolution of technology and the competitive importance of trade and comparative national
advantage is vital to the survival and success of any enterprise on the international
stage. During the course, students will examine and apply some of the key concepts
and processes that underline the various strategies and tactics used in the transfer
of jobs and technology around the world.
BUS 0430 – Corporate Financial Policy
This course emphasizes the diverse responsibilities of a financial manager, from determining
the financial sources of funds for a business enterprise to deciding the optimal use
of assets in which that capital is invested. Financial tools discussed include capital
budgeting, present value analysis, the mechanics of stock and bond issuance, receipt
and disbursement of funds, credit management and inventory control.
BUS R440 – Labor Relations and Economics
This course will examine labor-management relations under a variety of market conditions.
The course explores the dynamics of labor markets, the emergence of labor unions,
collective bargaining under modem labor laws, and the impact of labor market issues
and collective bargaining on wages and labor utilization in the work place.
FIN 0300 - Financial Institutions and Markets
This course will focus on the study of contemporary financial institutions, practices and legislative developments and how they relate to the Federal Reserve System and contemporary monetary theory. Also includes money and capital markets, mutual funds, insurance companies and pension funds.
FIN 0320- Investment Analysis
In-depth examination of the nature and function of securities markets, financial instruments, assessment allocation, and portfolio construction. The course will also include an emphasis on security analysis and valuation. Students may team-manage a simulated portfolio.
Business Information Technology Courses
BIT 0300 - Systems Analysis and Design
This course covers the methods used in analyzing business needs, determining business
requirements and specifying a systems solution. Both modeling and object oriented
methods are typically covered.
BIT 0320 - Database Management Systems
Students learn about relational database design, normalization, security, database
administration, data warehousing as well as hands-on skills to access data.
BIT 0340 - Information Security and Risk Management
Examines design strategies for securing systems and data and for controlling and monitoring
BIT 0360 – Global Operations and Information Technology
Examines concepts and issues critical in the globalization of business operations and information technology. Topics covered include the organization of global operations, cultural and national comparisons, planning global operations, facilities locations, product development, and transborder data flow.
BIT 0380 - Information Systems Project Management
Teaches students software life cycle project management including estimating, project planning, project monitoring, and use of standards, reviews and software control mechanisms.