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MBA Prerequisites

*ACC 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: STA 215 or 270 or MAT 105 or higher. A user’s approach to understanding financial accounting and reporting, emphasizing how creditors, investors, and others use accounting information in decision making and why financial accounting information is important to these users.

*ACC 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: ACC 201 with a grade of “C” or better. A study of the objectives, preparation and uses of managerial accounting information primarily from a user perspective. Emphasis on measurement, allocation, and reporting of costs to identify and solve business problems.

CIS 300 Management Information Systems. (3) I, II. Prerequisites: ACC 201, 202, CIS 212 or INF 104 and ECO 230 with a grade of “C” or better in each course; junior standing (a minimum of 60 hours) with an overall minimum of 2.0 GPA. Role of information systems in supporting managers, decision making and organizational goals; planning and managing e-business systems; global competition; social and ethical issues.

ECO 230 Principles of Microeconomics. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: completion of developmental requirements. For students with a composite ACT score of less than 21, completion of ECO 120 or 130 is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Microeconomic principles, including the study of opportunity cost, consumer and  producer choices, market demand and supply, pricing and resource allocation, comparative advantage and international trade.

ECO 231 Principles of Macroeconomics. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: completion of developmental requirements. For students with a composite ACT score of less than 21, completion of ECO 120 or 130 is strongly recommended prior to taking this course. Macroeconomic principles, including the study of measures of national economic performance, determinants of aggregate production, employment and prices, monetary and fiscal policy, balance of payments, economic growth and development.

FIN 300 Business Finance I. (3) I, II. Prerequisites: ACC 201, 202, ECO 230, MAT 112 or 114 or 211, and QMB 200 or ECO 220 or STA 215 or STA 270, with a grade of “C” or better in each course; junior standing (a minimum of 60 hours) and an overall minimum 2.0 GPA. Financial principles with applications to business organizations. Includes firm financial motives, time value of money, risk analysis, elementary capital budgeting, residual dividend policy, elementary capital structure decisions, analysis of financial statements, and international financial considerations.

MGT 300 Principles of Management. (3) I, II. Prerequisites: ACC 201, 202, and ECO 230 with a grade of “C-” or better in each course; junior standing (a minimum of 60 hours) with an overall minimum 2.0 GPA. Management principles with emphasis on organization theory and behavior, human resources and diversity, communications, production/operations management and quality issues, business ethics, development of management thought,  management in the global arena, and  management careers.

MKT 300 Principles of Marketing. (3) I, II. Prerequisites: ACC 201, 202, and ECO 230 with a grade of “C-” or better in each course; junior standing (a minimum of 60 hours) with an overall minimum 2.0 GPA. Overview of strategic processes involved in marketing goods and services to global markets; study of behavioral, organizational, and consumer variables in decision processes; use of the marketing mix and marketing information to affect buyer decisions.

QMB 200 Business Statistical I. (3) I, II. Prerequisite: MAT 112 (or MAT 211) with a grade of “C” or better. Business applications of probability, measures of central tendency, dispersion, sampling, correlation and hypothesis testing. Credit will not be awarded to students who have credit for CRJ 400 or ECO 220 or EPY 842 or HEA 450 or PSY 309 or STA 215 or STA 270.

*ACC 820 Survey of Accounting is the equivalent of ACC 201 and 202 combined. ACC 820 can therefore be taken in place of these two prerequisites and cannot be used as an elective for any MBA program.

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