Business Courses




Introduction to administration

Survey of organizational administration, its role, and benefits. The course looks at basic administration theories and exposes students to the challenges of improving effectiveness and the problem-solving capacity of the organization.


Evaluation of projects

Introduction to project management, including the study of project systems, assets, and resources, as well as the procurement and management thereof.   Students will learn the emergent role of technology in the project management process and gain exposure to project management software.


Market research

The participant of the course will study the importance of data collection, analysis, and interpretation of data in marketing decision-making. The student will study the use of surveys and other quantitative tools available for marketing analysis.


Introduction to computer science

This introductory course explores the fundamental concepts underlying computing solutions to many problems. The laboratory component will introduce the student to personal computer operating systems on both Windows and Apple platforms. The course provides a survey of applications, the Internet, and a variety of business-oriented applications.



Survey of issues affecting distribution and logistics management. The course will focus on practical considerations such as inventory management, selection of physical plant, transportation systems, order fulfillment and customer interface.



Study of micro and macroeconomic theory and factors affecting economic systems: consumer behavior, supply and demand, price determination and market equilibrium. Evaluate emergent economic problems using current economic theories.


Strategic Planning

The challenges facing executive decision makers and the role of strategic planning in preparing business entities to face such challenges. The course will include treatment of Business mission and objectives, the corporate life cycle, SWOT analysis, competitive positioning, and exit strategies.


Financial Mathematics

Mathematical systems widely utilized by finance professionals including forward and futures contracts, hedging strategies and management of risk, equities and bonds, their yields and the construction of yield curves.


Quality Systems

Study of effective systems in project management, methodologies for evaluating and implementing good quality control mechanisms. The participant will study the insights the of successful implementation of change management plans. The participant study information and workflow modeling methods for executive-level decision-making functions.


Cost Accounting

Study of cost accounting and managerial accounting principles, including budgeting and variance analysis, cost analysis for alternative productions and service opportunities, integration of cash flow and financial statement analysis, and further development of supporting accounting practices begun in EAD 501.


Distribution Systems

The purpose of the course is to introduce the role of distribution systems in a corporation’s marketing strategy.   The course will examine typical channeling structures as well as methodologies for evaluating channel and system effectiveness.



The course will consider the integration of e-commerce in business marketing and development strategies.   The course will cover data analytics, measurement tools, cost of customer acquisition and the use thereof in web design, and other infrastructure considerations. Privacy regulations in national and international contexts, budgeting and outcomes evaluation, will be among the topics covered.


Human Capital

The participant of the course will examine the use of human resources in the business context. The course provides an overview of the central issues facing human resource administrators, explores opportunities for the development of human capital in strategic planning. Considers ethical dilemmas and the unique contributions of Roman Catholicism toward a holistic approach to managing human capital ethically.


Directive Skills

An introduction to the broad range of theories and skills sets affecting business management. The participant will study the concepts of leadership, motivation and other directive skills. The student will understand the importance of team concepts and collaboration. The student will understand the ethical challenges facing business managers and the role of Catholicism in understanding and acting in such situations.



The nature of business finance and the creation of wealth. The course will survey the following subjects: the time value of money, how stocks and bonds are valued, financial decision-making within a firm, an overview of financial markets, and investment banking.



Survey of advertising: its history, and societal, and ethical and regulatory issues, with a discussion of the impact of Catholic faith and ethics upon advertising decision-making processes. Advertising processes are examined, including understanding target audience exercises, creating messaging, budgeting, advertising strategies, and evaluation of effectiveness.


Introduction to marketing

The course will consider an introduction to basic marketing concepts and the relationships between business objectives and marketing strategies. The participant will study the evaluation of marketing programs and the nature of successful marketing campaigns. Students will study basic ethical problems facing marketing professionals.


Innovation and product development

Study of the foundations of product development, including lead consumer research, incentives and requisite structures for corporate development. The course will cover topics such as timing, branding, and intellectual property considerations, as well as funding, beta-testing, and infra-corporate communication.



A survey of the strategies and frameworks for pricing goods and services. Topics covered include quantitative methods for pricing optimization, value-based pricing, discounting, psychological aspects of pricing and price customization.


Sales Techniques

Study of sales theory, techniques, implantation, and execution thereof. The priority of sales networks, sales strategies and the deployment of sales resources.



A general survey of the packaging industry and the role of the packaging industry in the larger strategic context of manufacturing. Students will learn about the packaging process, equipment involved, quality control systems and cost management procedures.


Globalization and Geo-economics

The participants of the course will study the perspectives on globalization –production models, global culture and flows of trade.   The course will introduce students to global finance, distribution models, environmental and health considerations, and the issues of cultural homogenization, per capita wealth and inequalities.


International laws

An introduction to international, with an emphasis on the practice and theory of international business, focusing on managerial, operational, strategic, ethical, and environmental factors. The course will explore Human rights issues, global trade theory, and forms of global economic integration.


Customs operations

Survey of customs related issues affecting international import and export policies. Legal requirements for customs entries, goods classification systems, restricted and prohibited classifications. Emerging issues in customs compliance, processing procedures and import and export licensing controls.


International procedures and documentation

The course considers the challenges of business implementation across borders in the international context.   Develop tools to work in specialized international business markets, with a focus on problem-solving, and technology management to assist with such problems.


Operation planning and control

Operations Planning and Control (OPC) Systems consider planning and controlling all aspects of production operations, including managing materials, scheduling machines and personal, and coordinating suppliers and key customers. The student will gain a broad understanding of OPC Systems with special emphasis on supply-chain management and enterprise resource planning.


Operations research

General introduction to current theories and development in operations research, and decision-making modeling schemes.   Students will study mathematical, deterministic, and stochastic models and receive an introduction into the role of simulations in the field.


Business Law

The participant in this course will have a basic understanding of business law, such as identify and discuss the legal implications of business decisions, formulate policies and procedures to minimize the risk of liability and litigation. Specifically, the students will understand the basis of the American legal system, including the sources of laws and the roles of the legislature and the court system, understand the definition of tort negligence and the associated remedies. The participants will understand fundamental contract concepts language, study the basics of employment law, understand fiduciary duty and the basics of corporate governance, study the concepts of intellectual property, including trade secrets.


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