B.S., Business Administration

Required Foundation Courses


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 and commerce.

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 personal goals.

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 each system.

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 business risk.

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.

Degrees Offered

B.S. in Business Administration

Concentrations:

Program Director

Brig Bowe
Director of Accelerated Undergraduate Business Programs
610.527.0200 x3107

Tuition

All tuition charges for programs in the School of Professional Studies are assessed by the number of credit hours in which you enroll for a given semester – there are no separate fees.

2012-2013 per credit hour tuition
Undergraduate: $530