Course Descriptions

College of Business Required Courses

ACC 2013 Principles of Financial Accounting
Three hours lecture. Financial accounting fundamentals including accounting cycle, accounting systems, cash flow, assets, liabilities, equity, and forms of business organizations.


ACC 2023 Principles of Managerial Accounting
(Prerequisite: ACC 2013) Three hours lecture. Managerial accounting fundamentals including interpretation and use of management reports, cost behavior, cost accumulation, budgeting, financial statement analysis, responsibility organizations.


EC 2113 Principles of Macroeconomics
(Prerequisite: Sophomore standing) Three hours lecture. Introduction to macroeconomics: free enterprise principles, policies, institutions; national income, employment, output, inflation, money, credit, business cycles, and government finances.


EC 2123 Principles of Microeconomics
(Prerequisite: Sophomore standing) Three hours lecture. Introduction to microeconomics: emphasizes American industrial structure, demand and supply, pricing and output, income distribution, factor pricing, international trade.


BL 2413 Legal Environment of Business
Three hours lecture. Environmental study of legal influences, concepts, institutions, emphasizing social forces shaping business law. Introduces business students to interrelationships of law and society, jurisprudence and business.


BQA 2113 Business Statistical Methods I
(Prerequisite: MA 1613 or MA 1713 and BIS 1012 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. Methods of describing numerical data; probability in business decisions; random variables; sampling distributions; introduction to estimation and hypothesis testing; computer statistical


BQA 3123 Business Statistical Methods II
(Prerequisite: BQA 2113 or equivalent) Three hours lecture. Reviewing estimation and hypothesis testing; correlation and regression; chi-square tests; analysis of variance; non-parametric concepts; index numbers; time series analysis; computer statistical packages applied.


MKT 3013 Principles of Marketing
(Prerequisite: Junior standing) Three hours lecture. A general survey of the functions, processes, institutions and costs in distribution of goods and services from producers to users.


MGT 3213 Organizational Communications
(Prerequisites: EN 1113 and junior standing) Three hours lecture. Application of communication principles through preparation of effective documents and presentations. Includes study and application of team communication, multicultural communication, technology usage, and ethical considerations.


MGT 3113 Principles of Management
(Prerequisites: junior standing) Three hours lecture. Management principles for all organizations including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.


BIS 3233 Management Information Systems
Three hours lecture. A survey of the components, functions, and processes of Information Systems as they relate to managing modern organization for increased efficiency and competitiveness.


FIN 3113 Financial Systems
(Prerequisites: EC 2113, EC 2123, or AEC 2713) Three hours lecture. Study of interest rates, basic security valuation, money and capital markets.


FIN 3123 Financial Management
(Prerequisites: EC 2123, ACC 2013, and BQA 2113) Three hours lecture. Study of objectives, tools, methods, and problems of financial management; financial analysis, planning, control, sources/uses of funds, capital budgeting decisions and working capital.


BUS 4853 Business Policy
(Prerequisite: Graduating senior and BIS 3233 and FIN 3123 and MGT 3114 and MKT 3013) Three hours lecture. Administrative process under conditions of uncertainty. Emphasis in integrating knowledge acquired in the functional areas of business administration in formulating administrative policies.


Business Administration Major Required Courses

MGT 3513 Intro to Human Resources
(Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Development of efficient programs for managing human resources. Emphasizes equal employment opportunity, performance evaluation, selection, placement, education, training, safety and health.


MKT 4423 Strategic Brand Management
(Prerequisite: MKT 3013) Three hours lecture. This course explores the concepts of brands, brand equity, and strategic brand management, providing practical insights for building brands and enhancing profitability of existing brands.


BL 4243 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
(Prerequisite: BL 2413, MGT 3323, or consent of instructor) Three hours lecture. Business creation including legal aspects from permits and taxes to structure and sale with emphasis on Mississippi Law.


BL 4333 Real Estate Law
(Prerequisite: Graduating senior and BIS 3233 and FIN 3123 and MGT 3114 and MKT 3013) Three hours lecture. Administrative process under conditions of uncertainty. Emphasis in integrating knowledge acquired in the functional areas of business administration in formulating administrative policies


FIN 4323 Entrepreneurial Finance
(Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in FIN 3123 or IE 3913) Three hours lecture. Development, implementation, and control of financial plans, strategies, and policies by owner-managers of small and medium-sized firms; analysis of alternatives and decision making.


INS 3103 Principles of Insurance
(Prerequisite: Junior standing) Three hours lecture. A study of the principles and concepts of insurance plus a survey of personal coverages such as Homeowners, Automobile, Life and Health insurance.


INS 3203 Property & Casualty Insurance
Three hours lecture. A study of the major issues in property and casualty insurance including property and liability coverages, company operations, rate making, and international concepts.


INS 3303 Life Insurance
Three hours lecture. The nature and function of life insurance; policy forms and provisions; reserves; company organization; legal aspects; taxation and practical application.


INS 3503 Employee Benefits
Three hours lecture. A comprehensive study of employee benefit plans available to employers, including the principles and concepts necessary to design and implement successful employee benefit programs.