Business Administration - Curriculum

Here you will find course descriptions for the courses required to complete the Business Administration degree program. For more information, please check the MACU Course catalog.

AU 201. Principles of Financial Accounting3 hours
Elementary financial accounting concepts and procedures used in the preparation of financial statements; elementary financial statement analysis; and use of financial accounting information for special-purpose decision making.
Prerequisite: MA 012

AU 202. Principles of Managerial Accounting3 hours
This course focuses on the use of accounting information to report managerial performance and to facilitate business decisions.
Prerequisite: AU 201

BU 101. Introduction to Business. 3 hours
This course is designed as an introduction to business. Students are introduced to major topics within business administration, such as economics, global competition, and entrepreneurship, human resource management, marketing, finance, informational systems, and ethics.

BU 221. Principles of Business Management. 3 hours
Develops the student’s own Biblical worldview of what management is through examination of current theories. Managers learn to do things correctly. In this course, there is heavy application of experiences through cases and experiential exercises. Course includes a major segment on Christian management in business and other organizations, with an opportunity to analyze one’s own management style.

BU 261. Principles of Business Marketing. 3 hours
This course provides an introduction to marketing activities of organization and individuals. It focuses on formulating viable market objectives, assessing opportunities, evaluating ethical issues, and developing a marketing strategy. The course also emphasizes a global orientation and the development of problem solving skills.

BU 301. Business Law. 3 hours
To excel in business today, business managers must understand and adapt to three major disciplines: law, ethics, and business legal organizations. Students will gain knowledge of contracts, the Uniform Commercial Code, administrative regulations, dispute resolutions modalities, and international business law. Ethical business behavior will be stressed throughout the course. Students will be provided suggested guidelines for being successful and ethical simultaneously. Business legal organizations will be explored providing students a broad overview of shareholder protections, tax implications, and management styles.

BU 303. International Business. 3 hours
An introduction to globalization and the cultural, economic, political, and legal environments of international business including an overview of risks, challenges, and opportunities of competing in the global marketplace.

BU 321. Human Resource Management. 3 hours
Introduces the student to the human resources/personnel functions. Topics covered include: recruitment, assessment, compensation, motivation, appraisal, development, legal environment, labor relations, employee relations, etc. Emphasis on how managers can deal with and utilize the human resources function.

BU 322. Organizational Behavior. 3 hours
The course equips the student to evaluate group culture within an organization. This course will show how and why organizations behave in certain manners. The student will also learn how to effectively introduce change into an organization system and how to develop appropriate infrastructure to allow for the best organizational achievement possible.

BU 342. Corporate Finance. 3 hours
A study of the financial forms of business organization, with special attention to the corporation and its advantages and disadvantages; capital stocks and bonds; budgeting; dividend policy; failure and reorganization; financial accounting; and cash flows.

BU 402. Strategic Management. 3 hours
Strategic management is concerned with how an organization sets its direction, chooses its activities, establishes its position in a competitive market, and defends that position. This course will give students tools and concepts for developing and managing strategies. Throughout the duration of the course, students will research an organization of their choice in order to produce a strategic recommendations report.

BU 480-482. Business Administration Internship: Orientation, Experience, Evaluation. 
On the job training under the direction of a field mentor. Any preparation provided by outside agencies will not replace the prescribed MACU sequence.
Prerequisite: approval of program advisor (0, 0, 6 credits)

LE 212. Leadership. 3 hours
Leadership is influence. Spiritual leadership is influencing an organization to pursue a spiritual vision. Servant leadership allows for appropriate and effective leadership in all organizations. This course will review multiple Biblical case studies and review the current best practices in leadership. Students will have the opportunity to create a strategic map for the development of spiritual leadership in a faith-based organization or servant leadership in a non-faith-based organization.