Business Courses - Theological Research Institute
Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences
January 2022 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: analyze quantitative and qualitative data from a range of business scenarios using proper analytical tools; utilize software program for data analysis; identify issues with data collection and input; evaluate and interpret results; assess the factors to be taken into account when gathering data and choosing the best analysis tools; present findings in a fair, unbiased, and objective manner; articulate a clear comprehension of concepts and ability to interpret results and data.
Major topics covered include: an introduction to business analytics; managerial statistical tools for regression in both descriptive and predictive analytics; forecasting, risk analysis, simulation, data mining, and decision analysis. Students will learn to apply basic business analytics tools in a spreadsheet environment, communicate with analytics professionals, and use and interpret analytic models and results effectively to make business decisions. The learning experience will give students the fundamental concepts and tools needed to understand the emerging role of business analytics in organizations.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Analytics, Business Management, or Data Analytics (2/23).
January 2022 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: articulate the importance of obtaining and maintaining credibility; navigate the proper way to give a presentation; articulate clearly in messages and instant messages; identify the best tone of voice to use in various situations; articulate how implementing diversity and awareness helps communication; apply reasoned, practical, and ethical communication principles when writing business messages; explain the communication process from the position of “receiver”and“sender” in business contexts, including faxes and e-mail.
Major topics taught include: relationship-building principles including personal credibility, emotional intelligence, and listening. Students gain knowledge of how communication may create deep and fruitful relationships between professionals through the case-based approach. Students learn how to effectively communicate in real life scenarios, presentations, and messages.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business and Business Communications (2/23).
June 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to understand an ethical decision-making framework; understand and evaluate various organizational influences affecting ethical decisions; present and analyze ethical and moral issues; explore ethical theories; identify and evaluate business ethics theory, and corporate social responsibility; identify, interpret, and analyze the global, political, social, environmental, technological, and cultural context of the business environment; and articulate issues in business ethics, the ethical business environment and their potential effect on personal, managerial and corporate decisions.
Business ethics is an important part of any industry. Students or managers, unfamiliar with many ethical challenges, behaviors, or regulations will find themselves struggling in business industries that include finance, accounting, or human resource management, marketing, and retail. This business ethics course offers an introduction of the concepts of values and morality, as well as cultural beliefs and upbringing in all areas of business, from consumer rights to corporate social responsibility. Decisions made by shift managers or corporate presidents may affect thousands of individuals or entire communities. Consumers today expect and demand integrity, honesty, and transparency in all levels of their environment. Understanding those expectations is the key to communicating core values and behavior not only to employees, but society in general, and these concepts are all explored in the course.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Ethics, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, or Human Resource Management (1/22).
August 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to distinguish the concept of leadership from the concept of management; compare and contrast the major theories of leadership; analyze the decision-making process and change management; assess the skills necessary to exert power and influence in a non-authoritative leadership role; and evaluate the qualities necessary to effectively manage or lead in a team/group environment.
This course teaches students about effective business leadership techniques, with topics including leadership theory, change management, decision making, and the distinction between leadership and management.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Management, Education, or Healthcare Management (7/22).
January 2022 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: articulate the procedure for modern corporate communications and how to use them effectively; outline efficient methods and tools for organizing and taking part in in-person and virtual meetings; produce reports and documents for business purposes using the steps in the writing process.; identify the function of digital media in corporate communication; articulate the fundamental components of informal and formal business reports, plans, and proposals; and describe the key components of planning and delivering a corporate presentation.
The goal of this learning experience is to give working professionals the ability to create internal and external communication strategies. Major topics taught include: written, visual, and spoken communication styles, technologies, and formats used to achieve corporate goals; how to identify audiences and target messages; traditional written and spoken communication, nonverbal communication, social media, and other web-based, digital communication tools that are currently employed in the workplace. Additionally, students will consider how communication might improve organizational sustainability in a multicultural and international business setting.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business Writing or Business Communications (2/23).
October 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: analyze the meaning and influences guiding the decisions and behaviors of culturally-driven phenomenon; question the power of individual influences on decision making and consumption; relate internal dynamics such as personality and motivation to the choice’s consumers make; relate group dynamics and the relative influence of various group members to the choices made by groups of people; evaluate the influence of culture and subculture on consumer consumption preferences; appraise the applicability of consumer behavior theories to interpreting why consumers behave as they do; assess the components and stages of the individual decision-making process; assess the components and stage of the group decision-making process; demonstrate a high proficiency of critical thinking through interpretation, evaluation, and presentation of marketing concepts (orally and in writing), current events or other data sets.
This course is an introduction to the world of consumer behavior. The discipline borrows from several social sciences including psychology, sociology, and anthropology to explain behavior in the marketplace. In this course, students will explore how perceptions, learning, memory, personality, and attitudes influence consumption behavior, how consumption changes during one’s life cycle, and how powerful cultural and subcultural influences are on consumers.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Management, Marketing, or Psychology (10/20).
August 2021 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able: to explain the foundational principles and objectives of accounting; analyze business transactions and record them using Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); define assets, liabilities, and equity, and apply the specific rules governing their treatment in accounting; perform the steps of the accounting cycle; create the four major financial statements: income statement, balance sheet, statement of stockholders' equity, and cash flow statement; and apply ratio and trend analysis to financial statements to aid in decision-making.
This course introduces students to financial accounting in preparation for more advanced business topics. Recording financial information in a standard format allows managers, investors, lenders, stakeholders, and regulators to make appropriate decisions. This course looks at the income statement, balance sheet, statement of cash flows, and statement of shareholders' equity. Students also learn how to compile and analyze these financial statements from the accounting data they have created.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Mathematics, Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Management, Forensic Accounting, or Business Analytics (7/22).
October 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: provide an understanding of the scope and function of international marketing theory and practice; develop international market entry strategies; analyze international marketing data, in particular the use of secondary data in assessing the international marketing opportunities; identify and analyze opportunities within international marketing environments; utilize cases, readings and international business reports to evaluate corporate marketing; and identify problems and opportunities in an international environment.
This course examines the opportunities and challenges associated with marketing across borders. The impact on marketing of the cultural, economic, political, and technological environments in different countries will be assessed. The relationship between global marketing and global business strategy will be discussed. Ways of analyzing customers and competitors globally will be addressed. Strategies and tactics for developing each of the four "P's" internationally and globally will be examined, including developing product, service and branding policies; advertising, promotion, and communications plans; channels of distributions; and pricing policies in the global context.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Marketing, International Business, or Management (10/20).
August 2021 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: discuss the importance and challenges of sound financial management in healthcare today; demonstrate a working knowledge of the key principles and techniques of financial management; assess the financial health of an organization by reviewing key metrics and reports; identify all factors to consider in a major capital financing project; and develop a comprehensive healthcare business plan supported by a thorough financial analysis.
This course introduces students to fiscal problems in healthcare organizations. Emphasis is placed on healthcare reimbursement, working capital, financial statements, and accounting/monetary control of the healthcare industry. The course provides managers and professionals with the financially quantitative knowledge needed for planning, controlling, and managing in contemporary healthcare organizations under constantly changing conditions. It also provides foundational and advanced applications of financial management skills.
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Finance, or Healthcare Management (7/22).
August 2021 – Present.
Upon successful completion of the learning experience, students will be able to: define and discus HR management and systems at various levels in general and in certain specific industries or organizations; focus on and analyze the issues and strategies required to select and develop manpower resources; develop relevant skills necessary for application in HR-related issues; and integrate the understanding of various HR concepts along with the domain concept in order to make correct business decisions.
The main objective of this course is to help students acquire and develop skills to make rational decisions in the discipline of human resource management. An efficient HR manager must guide the workforce, influence their behavior, and motivate them to achieve organizational goals. This course focuses on issues and strategies required to select and develop manpower resources.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Business, Management, Marketing, or Accounting (7/22).