Business Courses
ACC 150Intro to Quantitative Analysis for EBAEcon/Bus/Acc3This course is designed primarily for students who intend to pursue a degree in economics, business and/or accounting. Mathematics is essential for them as a tool to solve problems in those fields. Students will learn necessary mathematical skills for those fields. The purpose of this course is to show how mathematics is used for economics, business and accounting problems so that students will be able to apply mathematical skills to real problems which are unique in all three fields. The topics covered in this course will include algebraic manipulation, linear and non-linear equations, simple calculus, statistical mathematics, and financial mathematics. Same as ECO 150 and BUS 150. Fall and Spring. Prereq: placement into or credit for LA 103 or higher.
ACC 221Principles of Accounting IEcon/Bus/Acc3FreshmanConcepts and issues of financial reporting for business entities, analysis, and recording of economic transactions. May be taken during freshman year. Fall and spring.
ACC 222Principles of Accounting IIEcon/Bus/Acc3FreshmanContinuation of financial accounting as well as concepts and issues of management accounting, budgeting, cost determination, analysis, and non-profit accounting. Prerequisite: ACC 221. May be taken during freshman year. Spring.
ACC 235Data Management & AnalysisEcon/Bus/Acc3SophomoreThis course will focus on the application of intermediate and advanced Microsoft Excel and Access topics to real-world business scenarios. Case studies will be used to provide engaged learning opportunities that will expand on introductory material learned from previous courses and will expand on the application in a business environment. Through the case studies, students will be asked to solve problems, think strategically and critically, and propose and/or implement solutions to business issues using Microsoft Excel and Access software programs. Prerequisite: CMP 130 or consent of instructor. Fall.
ACC 300Topics in AccountingEcon/Bus/Acc3SophomoreA topic of current interest in accounting will be taught. Topics will vary depending on faculty interest. Course will be offered upon the request of a faculty member and with approval of the vice president for academic affairs. Must have at least sophomore class standing.
ACC 311Intermediate Accounting IEcon/Bus/Acc3SophomoreThe theoretical framework for accounting principles and financial statement presentation as applied to the assets of an enterprise. Prerequisites: ACC 221 and 222. Must have at least sophomore class standing. Fall.
ACC 312Intermediate Accounting IIEcon/Bus/Acc3SophomoreThe theoretical framework for accounting principles and procedures. Generally accepted accounting principles and financial statement presentation as applied to liabilities and equities. Prerequisites: ACC 311. Must have at least sophomore class standing. Spring.
ACC 321Managerial-Cost AccountingEcon/Bus/Acc3SophomorePurposes and methods of cost accounting as used for planning and control. Budgets, standards, and profitability analysis. Job-order, process, and standard cost accounting systems. Prerequisites: ACC 221and 222. Must have at least sophomore class standing. Fall.
ACC 341Introduction to TaxationEcon/Bus/Acc3SophomoreInternal Revenue Service Code and Regulations. Advanced aspects of income, deductions, and credits, especially as applied to individuals. Must have at least sophomore class standing. Fall.
ACC 342Advanced TaxationEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorInternal Revenue Code and Regulations as applied to the tax requirements of partnerships, corporations, estates, and trusts. Tax structure, tax types, administration, tax data processing, and tax return preparation of partnerships and corporations. Prerequisite: ACC 341 or consent of instructor. Spring.
ACC 420AuditingEcon/Bus/Acc3SeniorAuditing with emphasis on standards, scope of audits, work-papers, and audit reports. Prerequisite: ACC 312. To be taken during year of graduation. Fall.
ACC 431Advanced AccountingEcon/Bus/Acc3SeniorA study of accounting procedures for partnerships, trusts, estates, mergers, and consolidations. Also includes government and nonprofit institution accounting. Stress is on consolidation of financial statements for corporations. Prerequisites: ACC 312. To be taken during year of graduation. Spring.
ACC 475Strategic Implementation ProjectEcon/Bus/Acc3SeniorThis course is the senior capstone course for the economics, business and accounting majors. Students will work in teams to solve complex business problems in a simulated boardroom setting as they address and solve a real-life business challenge that has been presented to them by Franklin College Alumni or others who have current and relevant projects to complete. Students are expected to synthesize material in all business, economics, and accounting courses in preparing solutions to these problems, and to present their solutions with a formal oral and written report directly to the business owners/managers who tasked them with the project. Teams will be expected to defend their solutions/suggestions; and prepare any follow-up work requested by the business owners/managers. Some time will be spent on resume development and job search/interview strategies. Depending upon project and project sponsor’s wishes, this course may be followed in the subsequent spring semester by an optiona
ACC 482Accounting PracticumEcon/Bus/Acc1SeniorA supervised, pre-approved experience which allows a student to pursue specific learning goals and/or be involved in a field experience during the regular academic semester. Must have at least senior class standing.
ACC 490Accounting Independent StudyEcon/Bus/Acc1SeniorCourse is designed to encourage student initiative and to provide a degree of flexibility in the departmental program. Normally the subject is not sufficiently or appropriately covered in regular departmental course offerings. Departmental consent required.
ACC 498PortfolioEcon/Bus/Acc0SeniorThe portfolio requirement will be met by creating the portfolio required in BUS 371. Students will develop a comprehensive portfolio documenting skills learned and assessment of such skills. See BUS 371 for complete description. Spring.
ACC 499Senior Competency PracticumEcon/Bus/Acc0SeniorSatisfactory performance on simulated CPA Exam. Passing grade ‘C-’ or better. Must have at least senior class standing.
BUS 101Introduction to the Business MindsetEcon/Bus/Acc3FreshmanThis is the first in a yearlong two-course series comprising the freshman business exploration and experience courses. The course provides a broad overview of the functions, institutions, principles, and practices of American business; and immerses the student in the introduction to business, business management, and entrepreneurship. It includes exploration of organization types and structure, all the key functional areas in business, as well as the exploration of ethical issues of business management. Students will work individually, but primarily in teams, as they learn and explore the business mindset and begin development of a new company business plan. The course will include active student participation, and exploration of important business topics through coursework, guest lecturers, case studies and other individual and team classroom assignments. Students will be required to attend up to four evening guest speaker presentations. All students in the class are required to obt
BUS 102Development of Entrepreneurial MindsetEcon/Bus/Acc3FreshmanThis course is the second course in the two-part series of the freshman business experience. BUS 102 extends and expands the learning from BUS 101 (Introduction to the Business Mindset), and unless otherwise assigned, teams will work in their same team as they continue to develop their new company business plan started in BUS 101. Individual students will continue to learn and explore key fundamental components of business leadership, management and nurturing deep, critical, and creative thinking within a business context. This course introduces students to the skills necessary to start and operate a business. Working in teams, students will develop an awareness of the opportunities for business ownership and develop the planning skills needed to start and grow a business. Students will explore the traits and characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and develop necessary skills in research, planning, operations, and regulations affecting business. Again through coursework, guest l
BUS 150Intro to Quantitative Analysis for EBAEcon/Bus/Acc3This course is designed primarily for students who intend to pursue a degree in economics, business and/or accounting. Mathematics is essential for them as a tool to solve problems in those fields. Students will learn necessary mathematical skills for those fields. The purpose of this course is to show how mathematics is used for economics, business and accounting problems so that students will be able to apply mathematical skills to real problems which are unique in all three fields. The topics covered in this course will include algebraic manipulation, linear and non-linear equations, simple calculus, statistical mathematics, and financial mathematics. Same as ACC 150 and ECO 150. Fall and Spring. Prereq: placement into or credit for LA 103 or higher.
BUS 300Topics in BusinessEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorA topic of current interest in business will be taught. Topics will vary depending on faculty and student interest. Course will be offered upon the request of a faculty member and with approval of the vice president for academic affairs.
BUS 340Business Organization & Public PolicyEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorStudies industrial organization and public policy toward business. The course examines the economic rationale and impact of antitrust legislation and government regulation of business activity. Same as ECO 340. Prerequisite: ECO 115. Spring, odd academic years.
BUS 341Business Law IEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorThe purpose of this course is to enable the student to comprehend the legal significance of decisions made within the corporate organization. It acquaints the student with the American legal system and the concepts and processes through which law develops and disputes are resolved. The focus of this course will be on contract law, sale of goods (UCC Article 2), and property law. Fall.
BUS 350International Business and FinanceEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorSurveys the theories of international trade, investment, and finance. The balance-of-payments statement, tariffs and other forms of protectionism, multinational enterprises, foreign-exchange markets, and the international financial system are all topics of discussion. Same as ECO 350. Prerequisites: ECO 225. Spring, odd academic years.
BUS 351Business FinanceEcon/Bus/Acc4JuniorThe course is designed to acquaint students with the basic strategies available to large corporations and small businesses for obtaining and deploying funds. Key areas include: time value of money, interest rate determination, types of debt and equity securities, venture capital financing, leverage, capital budgeting techniques, efficient markets, short-term financial management, and business firm valuation. Prerequisites: ECO 115, ACC 221, and ACC 222, or consent of instructor. Fall.
BUS 352InvestmentsEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorThis course analyzes personal investment opportunities from the viewpoint of the individual investor, stockbroker, and investment analyst. Emphasis is placed on selection of investment portfolios consistent with investor goals and market conditions. Special focus is placed on risk minimization and interpreting commonly available market data. The role of the stockbroker as a marketer is stressed, and material necessary to pass stockbroker exams will be reviewed. Prerequisite: BUS 351 or consent of instructor. Spring, odd academic years.
BUS 353Principles of Risk and InsuranceEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorThe course introduces students to risk and insurance from the viewpoint of the purchaser, seller and designer. Various types of insurance are discussed, and the student is prepared for insurance sales license exams. Prerequisite: BUS 265 or consent of instructor. Spring, even academic years.
BUS 360Labor Economics and ManagementEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorExamines the operation of labor markets and the economic framework of employer-employee relations. Particular labor issues, labor legislation, and our government regulations pertaining to labor are discussed. Same as ECO 360. Prerequisite: ECO 225. Spring.
BUS 361Contemporary MarketingEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorThe purpose of the course is to introduce the student to the practice of strategic marketing, the art and science of interfacing producers and consumers in a dynamic environment. Key areas of focus include product development, pricing, promotion, distribution, market segmentation, market research, and retailing. Prerequisites: ECO 115, ACC 221, or consent of instructor. Fall and spring.
BUS 362Consumer BehaviorEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorThe course is designed to furnish students with basic information necessary to understand consumer reaction to marketing stimuli. The emphasis is on gaining knowledge about consumers in order to achieve effective interface of producers and consumers. The course is highly interdisciplinary, drawing heavily on psychology and sociology, and the focus throughout is on the link between consumer behavior and marketing strategy. Prerequisite: BUS 361. Spring, even academic years.
BUS 371Operations ManagementEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorThis course will review and build upon basic management and leadership techniques introduced in BUS 101 and BUS 102. The primary emphasis will be to examine operations management as a tool for the firm to achieve maximum value for the customer through the utility maximizing principles achieved in form, time, place, and possession utilities. The course will explore how mangers can achieve optimal output and firm profit through effective conversion of firm acquired inputs such as material, labor, and capital into value-added outputs/outcomes. This will be done by addressing operations management in areas such as logistics, supply chain, production, retail operations, and service industries. The course will address the historical background of operations management, and will have a significant emphasis on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of critical decision-making tools used in operations management. Topics will include production planning, quality control, inventory control, facility layout, supply chain management, and labor management. Students will also complete a business-perspective selfevaluation portfolio. All students in the class are required to obtain a 15-week subscription to the Wall Street Journal.
BUS 380EconometricsEcon/Bus/Acc4This course is designed for students who obtained basic statistical concepts and elementary econometrics through MAT/PSY/SOC 224. The course provides students with advanced level of research methodology to analyze business and economic problems. The course focuses on departing Gauss-Markov assumption and learning non-linear regression model, time series including serial correlation, panel data, simultaneous equations model and generalized least squares (GLS) methodology, so that students can conduct research analysis correctly. During the course, students, using actual data of business and/or economics, will conduct a research analysis, for which students use the statistical software, STATA, most commonly used in universities and the business field. Prerequisite: MAT/PSY/SOC 224. Fall.
BUS 475Strategic Implementation ProjectEcon/Bus/Acc3SeniorThis course is the senior capstone course for the economics, business and accounting majors. Students will work in teams to solve complex business problems in a simulated boardroom setting as they address and solve a real-life business challenge that has been presented to them by Franklin College Alumni or others who have current and relevant projects to complete. Students are expected to synthesize material in all business, economics, and accounting courses in preparing solutions to these problems, and to present their solutions with a formal oral and written report directly to the business owners/managers who tasked them with the project. Teams will be expected to defend their solutions/suggestions; and prepare any follow-up work requested by the business owners/managers. Some time will be spent on resume development and job search/interview strategies. Depending upon project and project sponsor’s wishes, this course may be followed in the subsequent spring semester by an optiona
BUS 482Business PracticumEcon/Bus/Acc1SeniorA supervised, pre-approved experience that allows a student to pursue specific learning goals and/or be involved in a field experience during the regular academic semester.
BUS 490Business Independent StudyEcon/Bus/Acc1SeniorCourse is designed to encourage student initiative and to provide a degree of flexibility in the departmental program. Normally the subject is not sufficiently or appropriately covered in departmental course offerings. Prerequisite: Departmental consent is required.
BUS 498PortfolioEcon/Bus/Acc0SeniorThe portfolio requirement will be met by creating the portfolio required in BUS 367. Students will develop a comprehensive portfolio documenting skills learned and assessment of such skills. See BUS 367 for complete description. Spring.
BUS 499Senior Competency PracticumEcon/Bus/Acc0SeniorSatisfactory performance on the ETS major field test in business. Passing grade: D- or better. Fall and spring.
ECO 115Principles of EconomicsEcon/Bus/Acc3FreshmanProvides an introductory survey of economic theory as it relates to issues of price determination, resource allocation, income distribution, inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. Course emphasis is on how the market system works in the American economy. Satisfies social sciences exploratory requirement. Fall and spring.
ECO 150Intro to Quantitative Analysis for EBAEcon/Bus/Acc3This course is designed primarily for students who intend to pursue a degree in economics, business and/or accounting. Mathematics is essential for them as a tool to solve problems in those fields. Students will learn necessary mathematical skills for those fields. The purpose of this course is to show how mathematics is used for economics, business and accounting problems so that students will be able to apply mathematical skills to real problems which are unique in all three fields. The topics covered in this course will include algebraic manipulation, linear and non-linear equations, simple calculus, statistical mathematics, and financial mathematics. Same as ACC 150 and BUS 150. Fall and Spring. Prereq: placement into or credit for LA 103 or higher.
ECO 225Intermediate Economic TheoryEcon/Bus/Acc4This course provides students with an intermediate level of both microeconomic and macroeconomic theory. Microeconomics covers resource allocation, focusing on theory of consumption and production as well as pricing, market structure and political analysis, while macroeconomics covers a nation’s economy, fluctuation of the economy, fiscal and monetary policy, and economic growth. Students, through learning those theories, will be able to demonstrate the economic way of thinking logically, obtain the methodology to analyze any economic problems, understand the essence of the problems and make judgments to solve the problems. Fall and Spring. Prereq: ECO 115 and ACC/BUS/ECO 150 or consent of instructor. MAT 135 replaces ECO/BUS/ACC 150 ONLY for NON-EBA major students.
ECO 300Topics in EconomicsEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorA topic of current interest in economics will be taught. Topics will vary depending on faculty interest. Course will be offered upon the request of faculty member and with approval of the vice president for academic affairs.
ECO 330Money and BankingEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorDevelops the principles of money, credit, and banking. This incorporates the study of monetary theories and policies, as well as descriptions of the U.S. banking and financial system. Prerequisites: ECO 225. Fall, odd academic years.
ECO 340Business Organization & Public PolicyEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorStudies industrial organization and public policy toward business. The course examines the economic rationale and impact of antitrust legislation and government regulation of business activity. Same as BUS 340. Prerequisite: ECO 115. Spring, odd academic years.
ECO 345Statistical Consulting ProjectMathematics and Computing3JuniorEach student will work as part of a team to complete a statistical consulting project for a local non-profit agency or other appropriate organization. Special emphasis will be given to the development of skills in project management and consulting. Projects will be chosen to require the use of important statistical concepts such as experimental design, survey design, or regression analysis. Recommended especially for majors in the social sciences who are intending to go to graduate school or for those aiming for careers involving statistical applications. Same as MAT/PSY/SOC 345. Students may receive credit in only one of these cross-referenced courses. Satisfies LA 315 Liberal Arts Capstone. Prerequisites: MAT/PSY 224, MAT 331, or BUS 265. Spring, odd academic years.
ECO 350International Business and FinanceEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorSurveys the theories of international trade, investment, and finance. The balance-of-payments statement, tariffs and other forms of protectionism, multinational enterprises, foreign-exchange markets, and the international financial system are all topics of discussion. Same as BUS 350. Prerequisites: ECO 225. Spring, odd academic years.
ECO 360Labor Economics and ManagementEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorExamines the operation of labor markets and the economic framework of employer-employee relations. Particular labor issues, labor legislation, and other government regulations pertaining to labor are discussed. Same as BUS 360. Prerequisite: ECO 225. Spring.
ECO 362Consumer BehaviorEcon/Bus/Acc3JuniorThe course is designed to furnish students with basic information necessary to understand consumer reaction to marketing stimuli. The emphasis is on gaining knowledge about consumers in order to achieve effective interface of producers and consumers. The course is highly interdisciplinary, drawing heavily on psychology and sociology, and the focus throughout is on the link between consumer behavior and marketing strategy. Prerequisite: BUS 361. Spring, even academic years.
ECO 370Sports EconomicsEcon/Bus/Acc3The course covers the microeconomics of sports industry. The course provides students with the industrial organization of sports, public finance of sports, labor issues related to sports industry and economics of amateur sports, especially major collegiate sports (NCAA). Topics include profit maximization, competitive balance, monopoly power and antitrust, financing of new stadium, municipalities, human capital theory, tournament theory, unions and NCAA through analysis of teams, leagues, players, incomes, strategies, history, and government policy. Prerequisite: ECO 221. Fall, even academic years.
ECO 380EconometricsEcon/Bus/Acc4This course is designed for students who obtained basic statistical concepts and elementary econometrics through MAT/PSY/SOC 224. The course provides students with advanced level of research methodology to analyze business and economic problems. The course focuses on departing Gauss-Markov assumption and learning non-linear regression model, time series including serial correlation, panel data, simultaneous equations model and generalized least squares (GLS) methodology, so that students can conduct research analysis correctly. During the course, students, using actual data of business and/or economics, will conduct a research analysis, for which students use the statistical software, STATA, most commonly used in universities and the business field. Prerequisite: MAT/PSY/SOC 224. Fall.
ECO 475Strategic Implementation ProjectEcon/Bus/Acc3SeniorThis course is the senior capstone course for the economics, business and accounting majors. Students will work in teams to solve complex business problems in a simulated boardroom setting as they address and solve a real-life business challenge that has been presented to them by Franklin College Alumni or others who have current and relevant projects to complete. Students are expected to synthesize material in all business, economics, and accounting courses in preparing solutions to these problems, and to present their solutions with a formal oral and written report directly to the business owners/managers who tasked them with the project. Teams will be expected to defend their solutions/suggestions; and prepare any follow-up work requested by the business owners/managers. Some time will be spent on resume development and job search/interview strategies. Depending upon project and project sponsor’s wishes, this course may be followed in the subsequent spring semester by an optiona
ECO 482Economics PracticumEcon/Bus/Acc1SeniorA supervised, pre-approved experience which allows a student to pursue specific learning goals and/or be involved in a field experience during the regular academic semester.
ECO 490Economics Independent StudyEcon/Bus/Acc1SeniorCourse is designed to encourage student initiative and to provide a degree of flexibility in the departmental program. Normally the subject is not sufficiently or appropriately covered in regular departmental course offerings. Departmental consent.
ECO 498PortfolioEcon/Bus/Acc0SeniorThe portfolio requirement will be met by creating the portfolio. Students will develop a comprehensive portfolio documenting skills learned and assessment of such skills.
ECO 499Senior Competency PracticumEcon/Bus/Acc0SeniorSatisfactory performance on ETS major field test in economics. Passing grade ‘D-’ or better.