Required Core Courses for Business Students

Any student majoring in Accounting, Digital Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance, International Business, Management, or Management Information Systems must complete the Tabor School of Business Core, comprised of 45 credit hours in fundamental business principles.

Tabor School of Business Core Requirements (45)
ET100. Business Creation (3)
EC100. Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
EC110. Principles of Microeconomics (3)
IS120. Introduction to Business Analytics (3)
MA130. Elementary Probability and Statistics with Spreadsheets (3)
MK200. Principles of Marketing (3)
PH215. Business Ethics (3)
BU230. Business Conversations (3)
AC230. Introduction to Financial Statements (3)
AC240. Principles of Managerial Accounting (3)
IS240. Foundations of Information Systems (3)
BU250. Written Business Communication (3)
MG300. Organizational Behavior and Change (3)
FI340. Introduction to Financial Management (3)
BU450. Global Business Strategy (3)

To view detailed course descriptions, visit the department pages.

BU Course Descriptions

BU230. Business Conversations Students will practice the skills necessary for interpersonal and group communications in a business setting. This includes the use of communication technologies for presentation and meetings. Fulfills the University Studies Oral Communication Studies requirement. (3 credits)
BU250. Written Business Communication Students will prepare clear, concise, thorough, fact-based content and deliver it through the appropriate method and message for an intended audience. This includes preparing summaries and analysis of current events and typical business and employment situations. Methods include reports, letters, e-mail and social media. Pre-requisite: IN151. (3 credits)
BU260. Business Law This course is the study of the legal environment for business, and gives particular emphasis to topics such as contracts, liability, agencies, partnerships, corporations, property, bankruptcy, sales and negotiable instruments. Pre-requisite: Sophomore standing. (3 credits)
BU325. Not-for-profit Leadership & Governance The student will explore what it means to be a leader, how certain leadership models lend themselves particularly well to not-for-profits and how leadership can be cultivated in oneself and in others. This course will also examine what it means to be a leader in the current non-profit environment locally as well as globally. Students will learn about the differences between a board of directors and an advisory board as well as how each of these groups supports the mission of the organization. Students will learn how to organize a board of directors, evaluate a board of directors, develop board policies, and direct an effective board meeting. Students will translate theory into practice through a partnership with a local nonprofit. Students will develop and conduct a training session for not-for-profit leaders, a governing board or an advisory board. (3 credits)
BU450. Global Business Strategy A capstone course where students develop, analyze, and implement both the strategies and the policies used by business owners in a global society. Those strategies and policies help students determine which business activities should lead to organizational success. Students will answer the questions all business owners and leaders should ask: Where is the organization now? Where do we want it to be? How do we get there? The course may include, but is not limited to, case studies, an online simulation, or performance learning. Pre-requisites: Senior standing, MK200, MG300, FI340. (3 credits)

EC Course Descriptions

EC100. Principles of Macroeconomics

Basic economic concepts and their application to problems of broad public policy, such as inflation, unemployment and international economic relations. The special role of the government in the economy through taxation, expenditures, monetary policy and regulation. Economic growth, development and different economic systems. A general education course. Pre-requisite: University mathematics competency. (3 credits)

EC110. Principles of Microeconomics

Analysis of demand theory, costs, supply and prices in various market structures, including resource markets. Nature of market failures, externalities, and public goods. Pre-requisite: University mathematics competency. (3 credits)

EC120. Principles of Economics

Designed to give students an introduction the core concepts of economics with an emphasis on real-world examples and current events. Learning to analyze problems and make decisions is a major theme throughout the course. The course will look at how markets work and don't work, how businesses and consumers make decisions, and issues such as inflation and unemployment with their possible causes and cures. The roles of the government and the Federal Reserve in the economy will be examined as well. What students learn in this course will help them to make more informed decisions in their roles as voters, consumers, workers and citizens. Cannot be taken for credit in any Tabor School major. Pre-requisite: University mathematics competency. (3 credits)