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Consistent with the mission of Wheeling Jesuit University, the purpose of business education is to contribute to the development of people prepared for productive and socially responsible lives and for leadership in the world of business.  The business curriculum consists of both a broad exposure to the arts and sciences and a comprehensive education in business The business program is geared to provide a basic understanding of the nature and purpose of business and its role in society and a general knowledge of the structure and processes of business. The curriculum includes courses in accounting, finance, marketing, management, economics and ethics, among others.  It focuses on analytical skills and the constantly growing array of software applicable to business.  It also addresses the dynamic global social, political, economic and technical environments in which business operates. Communication, leadership and analytical skills and experience in working effectively in teams, all qualities required for success in business, are fundamental elements of the program. Instruction is provided by faculty with extensive experience in business and related fields. Instruction is enhanced by applicable technologies. Internships and other experiential exposures are integral to the business curriculum.

Graduates with degrees in business will be prepared to:
find career opportunities in business
contribute in all major functional areas of a business
recognize and deal with issues of ethical and social responsibility in business
be proficient in oral and written communication
be competent in the use of computers and standard software

The Business Department Majors

The business department offers a major in business, which leads to the bachelor of science degree in business and a major in accountancy, which leads to the bachelor of science degree in accountancy. The University Core Curriculum All majors in business and in accountancy must complete the University core curriculum, including specifically: ECO 110 Macroeconomics(3 crs)Statistics(3 crs)INS 111 World Community The Business Core Curriculum
All majors in business and in accountancy must complete the business core curriculum:

ACC 123   Principles of Accounting I 

 (3 crs)

ACC 124  Principles of Accounting II

 (3 crs)

ECO 221  Microeconomics

 (3 crs)

FIN 211  Principles of Finance

 (3 crs)

MGT 111  Principles of Management

 (3 crs)

MKT 211  Principles of Marketing

 (3 crs)

BUS 221  Quantitative Business Analysis

 (4 crs)

BUS 313  Information Systems and Operations

 (3 crs)

BUS 315  Business Law

 (3 crs)

BUS 410  Strategic Business Planning

 (3 crs)

BUS 100,200,300,400  Business Skills  (1 cr./yr.)

Requirements for Major in Business Bachelor of Science Degree
In addition to completing the University core curriculum and the business core curriculum, all business majors must complete at least one concentration.

The Business Concentrations Concentration in Management
Required:

 MGT 226  Organizational Behavior

 (3 crs)

 MGT 315  Conceptual Foundations of Business

 (3 crs)

 MGT 340  Organizational Leadership

 (3 crs)

 MGT 436  Human Resources Management

 (3 crs)

Plus one of the following:

 BUS 489  Global Economic Development

 (3 crs)

 MGT 311  International Business

 (3 crs)

 MGT 330  Introduction to e-Commerce

 (3 crs)

 MGT 373/4  Internship in Management

 (3 crs)

Concentration in Marketing
Required:

 MKT 316 

Consumer Behavior

 (3 crs)

 MKT 310 Marketing Research

 (3 crs)

 MKT 323 Marketing and e-Commerce

 (3 crs)

 MKT 420 Marketing Strategies

 (3 crs)

Plus one of the following:

 MKT 317 Services Marketing

 (3 crs)

 MKT 313 Advertising Management

 (3 crs)

 MKT 315 International Marketing

 (3 crs)

 MKT 373/4 Internship in Marketing

 (3 crs)

Concentration in International Business
Required:

 MGT 311 International Business 

 (3 crs)

 MKT 315 International Marketing

 (3 crs)

 FIN 318 International Finance

 (3 crs)

 BUS 489 Global Economic Development

 (3 crs)

Plus one of the following:

 FRE/SPA/GER 220 Culture and Communication

(3 crs)

 FRE/SPA/GER --- Two upper level Language courses

(6 crs)

 INB 473/474 International Internship*,**

(3 crs)

 MKT 373/374 Internship in Marketing

(3 crs)

Plus one of the following:

 POS 211 Comparative Politics 

 (3 crs)

 POS 212 Global Politic  (3 crs) 
 POS 333 Global Political Economy

 (3 crs)

* A semester-long study abroad, preferably with an internship, is strongly recommended.

** An internship with an US company is recommended for international students.

Note for Business Majors Seniors are required to take the ETS Major Field Test for Business. The test will be administered within the BUS 410 class. There is a charge for the test.

The Major in Accountancy The University's accountancy program is designed to prepare students for careers in public accounting, industry, not-for-profit organizations and government. The program also provides students with sound preparation for successful graduate study in business, law and other areas. Courses represent rigorous examinations of accounting concepts, principles and applications which provide the foundation for successful professional accountacy careers. The University also offers a master of science in accountacy (M.S.A) degree. The MSA program requires 36 semester hours and can be completed in one additional calendar year assuming full-time enrollment and that all prerequisite work has been completed.

Requirements for Accountancy Major Bachelor of Science Degree In addition to completing the University core curriculum and the business core curriculum, all accountancy majors must complete the following courses:

 ACC 211 Intermediate Accounting I

 (3 crs)

 ACC 212 Intermediate Accounting II

 (3 crs)

 ACC 223 Accounting Information Systems

 (3 crs)

 ACC 305 Tax Accounting

 (3 crs)

 ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting

 (3 crs)

 ACC 401 Advanced Accounting Practice

 (3 crs)

 ACC 403 Accounting for Gov.'t & Non-profit Organizations

 (3 crs)

 ACC 406 Auditing Theory and Practice

 (3 crs)

Plus one of the following courses:

 ACC 402 Controllership 

(3 crs)

 ACC 499 Law for Accountants

(3 crs)

 ACC 415 Internship in Accounting 

(3 crs)

Business Department Minors

The Minor in Business Students majoring in disciplines other than business and accountancy may earn a minor in business by completing the following courses:

 ACC 123 Principles of Accounting I 

(3 crs)

 MGT 111 Principles of Management

(3 crs)

 ECO 221 Microeconomics

(3 crs)

 MKT 211 Principles of Marketing

(3 crs)

 FIN 211 Principles of Finance

(3 crs)

The Minor in Accountancy

Students majoring in disciplines other than accountancy and business may earn a minor in accountancy by completing the following courses:

 ACC 123

Principles of Accounting I

(3 crs)

 ACC 124 Principles of Accounting II 

(3 crs)

 ACC 211 Intermediate Accounting I

(3 crs)

 ACC 212 Intermediate Accounting II

(3 crs)

 ACC 311 Managerial Cost Accounting

(3 crs)

 ACC 305 Tax Accounting

(3 crs)

The Minor in E-Commerce

This minor combines an overview course in "e-commerce" and a pertinent internship with courses in computer science, professional writing and business. The range of electives offered enables students to "design" the minor in accordance with their individual interests.

Required courses:

 MGT 330 Introduction  to E-Commerce

(3 crs)

One of the following internships:

 CSC 373 Computer Science 

(2 or 3 crs)

 PWR 473 Professional Communications 

(2 or 3 crs)

 BUS 474 Business

(2 or 3 crs)

Four of the following electives are also required:

 MKT 316 Consumer Behavior

(3 crs)

 MKT 323 Marketing and E-Commerce

(3 crs)

 CSC 108 Intro. to Structural Programming

(3 crs)

 CSC 220 Social, Prof., & Ethical Issues in Comp. Sci.

(3 crs)

 CSC 3XX Advanced Web Programming (3 crs)
 PWR 253 Web and Multimedia Authoring I (3 crs)
 PWR 254 Web and Multimedia Authoring II (3 crs)
 PWR 342 Media Ethics

(3 crs)

Special Note for Minors

Individuals pursuing a minor must observe all prerequisites.


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