Take the following courses:
EB-100 Introduction to Management
This course develops an understanding of management principles in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing and control, including but not limited to the aspects of strategy, legal environment, operation/supply chain management.
EB-131 Financial Accounting
Introduces fundamental principles and assumptions of accounting as they relate to transaction analysis and basic financial statements.
EB-202 Behavioral Analysis of Organizations
The broad focus of the course is to examine how individuals come together to form a successful organization. The course is broken into three major sections: people, organizations, and leadership. The course emphasizes student involvement and engages students in a variety of in-class exercises, case analysis role playing exercises, small group exercises, and an off-campus class experience or two. One or more off-campus experiences are required for the course.
4 CreditsCW,S,WK-SIPrerequisite: Sophomore standing.
EB-203 Introduction to Business Law
An introduction to the American legal system as it applies to the business community. Emphasis is on basic legal concepts in contracts, real and personal property, agency and employment, and transaction of business through partnerships and corporations.
EB-204 Legal Regulation of Business
Examines the areas in which by statute the legislative branch of government regulates business. Topics include anti-trust law, bankruptcy, consumer protection, securities laws and the uniform commercial code.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore standing.
EB-211 Business Statistics
This course covers basic descriptive and inferential statistics, normal curve and z-score computations, and addresses hypothesis testing using Chi-Square, T-Test, ANOVA, and linear regression modelling.
3 Credits QS,S
EB-222 Principles of Macroeconomics
Macroeconomic conditions affect individuals and businesses in numerous ways: employment opportunities, the purchasing power of wages and salaries, the cost of borrowing money, sales, profits, and competitiveness against foreign businesses. This course develops the theories relevant to understanding the business cycle, inflation, unemployment, deflation, exchange rates and balance of payments problems. It also examines the options and tradeoffs governments face as they seek to provide a stable macroeconomic environment through monetary and fiscal policies. Case studies of the macroeconomic performance and policies of diverse countries provide a comparative orientation.
3 CreditsSPrerequisites: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
EB-223 Principles of Microeconomics
The optimizing behavior of households and firms serves as the focal point in this study of market-based resource allocation. Supply and demand analysis, spending and saving decisions of households, production and employment decisions of firms, alternative market structures, and environmental economics are among the topics covered.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.
EB-232 Intermediate Accounting I
A comprehensive study and application of generally accepted accounting principles for asset valuation, income measurement, and financial statement presentation for business organizations.
4 CreditsSPrerequisites: EB131.
EB-233 Intermediate Accounting II
A continuation of the comprehensive study and application of generally accepted accounting principles for asset valuation, income measurement, and financial statement presentation for business organizations begun in Intermediate Accounting I.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB232.
EB-236 Managerial Accounting
Emphasizes accounting concepts for the internal use of management in planning and control. Course focuses on spreadsheet applications to analyze management policies.
3 CreditsS,QM,CWPrerequisite: EB131.
EB-332 Corporate Taxation
This course is intended for undergraduates who desire to learn how the IRS code applies to corporations.
3 CreditsSPrerequisites: Junior or Senior standing.
EB-333 Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting
Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting is designed to provide an overview of fundamental concepts and practices used in accounting for activities of governmental and non-business organizations. After successfully completing the course, students will be familiar with recording financial transactions, preparing financial reports, budgeting, auditing, and analyzing the results for federal, state and local governments, colleges and universities, healthcare organizations and other nonprofits.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB 233 Intermediate Accounting II.
EB-337 Cost Accounting
An analysis of the use of cost accounting systems to accumulate and allocate manufacturing costs. In order to support inventory valuation and emphasis is on solving real business problems.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB236 and Junior or Senior standing.
Emphasizes current auditing principles and the objectives of independent accounting firms. Particular attention is placed on auditing procedures and the ethical and legal responsibilities of the auditor.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB233.
EB-342 Management Information Systems
The study of how computer technology is used to gather, store, organize, retrieve, and transmit information within and between organizations. Topics include the organizational and technical foundations of information systems, the contemporary tools and techniques for building systems, and the management of information system resources. Emphasizes current computer platform applications and techniques used in business.
3 CreditsSPrerequisites: EB201 (EB201 can be taken concurrently) and Junior or Senior standing.
EB-351 Marketing Management
Analyzes consumer behavior leading to selection of product as well as pricing, promotion and distribution strategies. Research projects help students apply concepts to the complexities of decision making in marketing.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB201.
EB-361 Financial Management I
The management of business assets and liabilities and the concurrent creation of sources and the use of funds. Special attention is given to financial statement analysis and decisions involving working capital management.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB131 and Junior or Senior standing.
Take one of the following courses:
PL-106 Introduction to Ethics
Examines the historically valid ethical approaches to problems, i.e., pragmatic, relativistic and absolute and the application of such methods to contemporary ethical dilemmas, e.g., abortion, terrorism, euthanasia, and capital punishment.
PL-230 Business Ethics
Asks the student to examine his/her personal values relative to those professional values of the business world. In particular, students will examine the claims of society, government, labor, management as they impact upon the individual who contemplates a career in the business world. Issues such as safety in the workplace, the right to privacy, and the obligations of the corporation to its employees, its customers, and to society itself will be covered.
3 CreditsH,SW-ERPre-Req or Co-Req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109
All students must meet the graduation requirement for quantitative literacy. We recommend that students take one of the following two courses. (Neither is to be included in the POE). Please note that most graduate programs in accounting require a college course in calculus.
MA-130 Calculus I
An introduction to calculus including differentiation and integration of elementary functions of a single variable, limits, tangents, rates of change, maxima and minima, area, volume, and other applications. Integrates the use of computer algebra systems, and graphical, algebraic and numerical thinking.
4 CreditsN, QM
EB-210 Quantitative Business Analysis
This course introduces quantitative techniques for solving business problems and works to establish a link between data analysis and business decision- making. The course presents algebra, graphical methods, applied calculus, and descriptive statistics as tools to aid business decision makers.
3 CreditsQM,SPrerequisites: High school algebra or pre-calculus.
Note: Students who plan to sit for the CPA exam should be aware that the rules are changing. Most states now require 150 hours of college. Students should keep abreast of changes in PA law, as well as the rules of the state they may be interested in. Most of this information is available on-line. Students can also consult the Digest of State Accountancy Laws and State Board Regulations in Beeghly Library.
POE Credit Total = 61
Students must complete at least 18 credits at the 300/400-level. Any course exception must be approved by the advisor and/or department chair.