Wilkes University

Courses

The following is a list of courses to obtain a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Wilkes University.

BA 153.  Management Foundations
Credits: 3

Management Foundations provides the framework for further study in accounting, business administration, and entrepreneurship programs. Functional areas of management are examined.

ACC 161. Financial Accounting and Decision Making
Credits: 3

This is a study of the nature, function, and environment of accounting, including the accounting information system, account analysis, and decision-making. The course provides an understanding of accounting issues and objectives for proper interpretation and analysis of financial accounting information. 

ACC 162. Managerial Accounting and Decision Making
Credits: 3

Managerial accounting is an internal tool used to generate information for managerial planning and control. Students will develop an understanding of operating and capital budgets, standard costs, incremental concepts, relevant costs, transfer pricing, and responsibility and profit center reports as a means of analysis as well as techniques of measurement.


EC 101. Principles of Economics I
Credits: 3

Presents basic economic problems and shows how these problems are solved in a free enterprise economy; the effects of the increasing importance of the economic role of government; the nature of national income and the modern theory of determination; how money and backing, fiscal policy, and monetary policy fit in with income analysis and keep the aggregate system working. The course deals mainly with macroeconomic problems.

EC 102. Principles of Economics II
Credits: 3

Based upon a broad microeconomic foundation concentrating on such units as the consumer, the firm, and the industry. A general view of the free market system; the economics of the firm and resource allocation under different market structures; production theory; pricing and employment resources; economic growth and development.

MTH 101. Problem Solving Using Math
Credits: 3

An introduction to the methodology of mathematical modeling as a technique in working towards the solution to real world problems. In an effort for the non-specialist to gain an appreciation of the use of mathematics in our society, topics are selected from among the following: basic voting theory, fair division schemes, routing problems, population growth, and descriptive statistics and probability.

MKT-221. Marketing
Credits: 3

An introduction to the planning and activities of marketing. Emphasis on budgeting, product conception and development, pricing, distribution channels, and promotion.

MGT-251. Management of Organizations and People
Credits: 3

Introduction to the theory and practice of managing organizations, including planning, organizing, and controlling. Interdisciplinary in nature, social and ethical dimensions of managing are examined. Junior or Senior standing or ACC/BA/ENT 151 recommended.

BA-335. Law and Business
Credits: 3

This course provides a foundation for understanding how the law functions; the laws protecting consumers and employees; and the law of contracts, sales, and business organizations.

BA-319. Business Statistics
Credits: 3

An introduction to the primary tools of research in business and economics; the collection, summarization, analysis, and interpretation of statistical findings relevant to business decisions. Two hours of lecture and one hour of individualized laboratory. Topics covered will include, but not be limited to, descriptive statistics, probability, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, and regression and correlation analysis.

MGT-354. Organizational Behavior
Credits: 3

A behavioral science approach to understanding individual, formal, and informal group behavior, macro- and micro-organizational structures, motivation and leadership theories, group influences, conflicts, decision-making, and communication, with emphasis on behavioral science applications in developing organizational effectiveness.

Pre-Requisites: MGT-251.

FIN-240. Introduction to Finance
Credits: 3

This course introduces basic principles of finance including cash flow, financial ratios, time value of money, stock and bond valuation, capital structure and cost of capital.

MGT-358. International Business
Credits: 3

An introduction to the field of international business. Topics include the empirical dimensions of the world economy, business enterprise in international trade, trade channels, effects of economic, political, and social environment on international management problems of international operations, and the role of government in fostering international business. A substantial amount of writing is required.

Pre-Requisites: MGT-251

BA-461. Business Strategy and Decision-making
Credits: 3

The first of a two-semester capstone experience. This course integrates the functional areas of business from the perspective of top management. Emphasis is on the role of management in the formation of strategic and long-range plans.

Pre-Requisites: MKT-221, EC-101, EC-102, FIN-240, and MGT-251.

MGT 257.  Management Information Systems
Credits: 3

This course introduces the fundamental concepts underlying the design, implementation, control, and evaluation of business-oriented computer based information systems, office automation, information reporting, and decision making.

FIN 230.  Money and Banking
Credits: 3

A study of money, credit, and banking operations. Monetary standards, development of the American monetary and banking system. Recent developments in other financial institutions. Central banking and the Federal Reserve System, instruments of monetary control, international monetary relationships.

FIN 341.  Managerial Finance
Credits: 3

This course provides advanced study of financial theories, decision-making models relating to: financial analysis and planning; working capital management; cash budgeting; capital asset acquisitions; capital asset financing; cost of capital; capital structuring; acquisitions; divestitures; and reorganizations.

FIN 343.  Investments and Portfolio Management
Credits: 3

A survey of the features and characteristics of investment instruments, the operation and regulation of security markets, the techniques of security analysis and valuation, financial intermediaries, and modern and traditional portfolio theory and management. 

FIN 345.  Long-Range Financial Planning
Credits: 3

A survey of the tools and techniques currently employed by financial decision-makers when evaluating organizational performance and developing future courses of action. Emphasis will be placed upon long-range planning and capital budgeting techniques. 

Must complete two of the following courses:

ACC 201.  Intermediate Accounting
Credits: 3

A study of the accounting information system and the accounting standards applicable to corporate balance sheet accounts and their related counterparts that result in revenue and expense recognition on the income statement and statement of retained earnings. Course topics include the financial accounting standards, financial statement preparation, cash and receivables, inventories and cost of goods sold, and plant and depreciation.

ACC 202.  Intermediate Accounting II
Credits: 3

This course is a study of the accounting standards applicable to intangible assets, liabilities, and stockholders’ equity. Also, it focuses on the application of generally accepted accounting principles that relate to various technical reporting areas within financial statements. Emphasis is placed on technical standards and the necessary disclosure requirements for these reporting areas.

ACC 321.  Taxes
Credits: 3

Introduction to the Internal Revenue Code for individuals and sole-proprietorships. Preparation of individual tax returns based on the current tax law, regulations, and revenue ruling letters. Introduction to tax research using various traditional and electronic reference services. 

ACC 322.  Advanced Taxes
Credits: 3

Introduction to certain tax laws as they apply to Corporations, S Corporations, and Partnerships. This involves developing a thorough understanding of tax research and how tax planning may help the financial entity to minimize tax liability. 

FIN 342.  Property and Life Insurance
Credits: 3

Three credits A study of principles of life, health, property, and liability insurance applied to the needs of individuals and organizations. 

EC 340.  International Trade and Finance
Credits: 3

Classical and Neo-classical theories of trade; qualifications of the pure theory; new theories of trade; the transfer of international payments and the determination of foreign exchange rates; the balance of international payments; tariffs and other trade barriers; United States commercial policy and the General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs; current issues.

EC 198/298/398.  Topics in Economics
Credits: 3

Special offerings designed to introduce students to subjects of current interest in economics that are not covered in other courses. 

ENT 342.  Entrepreneurial Finance
Credits: 3

The study of the financial dimensions of launching and growing ventures. Topics include financial characteristics and requirements of growth, venture capital, angel capital and private investment, equity markets and public offerings, and specialized funding programs.

ENT 384.  Small Business Consultancy
Credits: 3

Teams of students diagnose, analyze, and recommend solutions for problems defined by small business clients. Course requires students to apply a range of classroom skills in a real situation and present oral and written reports to the client firm.

FIN 198/298/398. Topics in Finance
Credits: Variable

Special offerings designed to introduce students to subjects of current interest in accounting that are not covered in other courses. 

(Must complete one of the courses listed)

BA 362.  Professional Business Experience
Credits: 3

This course is part of a two-semester professional business experience in which students apply their accumulated knowledge, skills, and abilities in a private or public organization related to the students’ academic objectives and career goals. The course will include cooperative education (see the Cooperative Education section of this bulletin for placement procedures), independent study, and an experiential component.

BA 363.  The Business Field and Research Experience
Credits: 3

This course allows the student to choose from a variety of professional opportunities. The student could perform research and writing in his or her major area. Such research must be approved by the instructor in advance. (The Undergraduate Thesis) The student may participate in a multidisciplinary capstone course that incorporates the application of business creation, development, and planning. 

BA 364.  International Business Experience
Credits: 3

The course provides an overview of a Western European Society. A ten-day field trip in Western Europe is a major learning experience of the course. Site visits are made in a number of cities in European countries. Site visits include Cities, Regions, and Business and travel centers. Arrangements for travel are made during the fall, and travel in the spring.

 

PPD 101.  Personal and Professional Development I
One credit

The PPD Series begins with Personal and Professional Development 101, which adds value and depth to your learning program by explicitly targeting personal and professional competency assessment, development, practice and evaluation with a strong emphasis on self-awareness, working in teams, and an introduction to emotional intelligence competencies. 

PPD 201.  Personal and Professional Development III
One credit

Special studies and experiences in career focused areas of personal and professional development. The one-credit courses vary each semester and are taught by subject matter experts. 

PPD 301.  Personal and Professional Development V
One credit

Special studies and experiences in career focused areas of personal and professional development. The one-credit courses vary each semester and are taught by subject matter experts.

PPD 401.  Personal and Professional Development VII

The PPD Series adds value and depth to your learning program by targeting personal and professional competency assessment, development, practice, and evaluation. PPD-401 continues the Life Plan and prepares students for development of a Personal Learning Plan. Emphasis will be on continuous portfolio and résumé development, interview skills, and job search strategies.

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