Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Business Department (Traditional)

Department Chair, Daryl L. Gruver

Faculty

Ronald K. Bolender, M.B.A.

Timothy G. Chestnut, M.B.A.

James. D. Dalton, Ed.D.

Daryl L. Gruver, MA

Judy R. Madtes, MBA

Philip K. Rickard, MBA, CPA

Kelly R. Rush, MBA

Edward A. Thomas, PhD

Wayne A. Yerxa, MBA

Business Program Objectives

Upon completing their undergraduate degree program, students will demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the theories and principles of business;
  • an understanding of the functional areas of business and their interrelationships with organizations;
  • the ability to reflect upon and clarify personal and professional values systems, applying biblical and ethical principles to organizational decision-making;
  • effective critical thinking skills;
  • the ability to express ideas clearly, concisely and logically through effective oral and written communication skills;
  • participation in service, mission and/or multi-cultural activities

Note: All prerequisites for Business Department courses require a grade of "C-" or better. The general education requirements for all business majors include the following prescribed courses: Introduction to Statistics, Organizational Behavior, International Business Operations, and Contemporary Concerns: Accounting Ethics or Business Ethics.

Business Departmental Programs

Associate of Applied Science in Business Technology

Required Courses

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ABT3013 Database Applications in Business

3

aABT3023 Desktop Publishing

3

ABT3063 Project Management

3

ABT3073 Business Communication

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

Elective Course

Business electives

6

Total

24 Hours

Associate of Applied Science in Business Administration

Required Courses

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAN3003 Business Law I

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Select Elective Business Courses

Business electives

9

Total

30 Hours

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

Students earning a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration degree must complete the required General Education Core, the required business core and a minor (either within the Jetter School of Business or from another area) or a second major (which must be outside the Jetter School of Business). A minimum of 124 credit hours are required for the degree.

Required Business Core

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ABT3073 Business Communication

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO2033 Principles of Microeconomics

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

aIBS3003G International Business Operations

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAN3003 Business Law I

3

MAN3083G Organizational Behavior

3

MAN4033 Strategic Planning

3

MAN5003 Business Ethics

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Required Cognate Courses

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

Select one of the following:

3-4

MAT1023g Pre-calculus Mathematics

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

Total

48-49 Hours

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

In addition to the Business Program Objectives, Accounting students will demonstrate the ability to accurately evaluate accounting information.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting have three options.

  • To major in Accounting with no specializations. Students who choose this option must earn a minor, a second major, or a business concentration. If a minor in the Jetter School of Business is chosen, it must include at least 12 credit hours not duplicated in the major. A minimum of 124 credit hours are required for the degree.
  • To major in Accounting - Certified Management Accountant concentration, which meets the educational requirements to sit for the Ohio Certified Management Accountant examination. No minor or second major is required for this option. A minimum of 124 credit hours are required for the degree.
  • To major in Accounting - Certified Public Accounting concentration, which meets the educational requirements to sit for the Ohio Certified Public Accountant examination. This is a 150-credit-hour program, which is designed as a five [5] year program. No minor or second major is required for this option.

All required accounting courses numbered 3000 or above must be completed at MVNU unless approved in advance by the accounting faculty.

Required Business Core

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ABT3073 Business Communication

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ACC5003 Accounting Ethics

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO2033 Principles of Microeconomics

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

aIBS3003G International Business Operations

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAN3003 Business Law I

3

MAN3083G Organizational Behavior

3

MAN4033 Strategic Planning

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Required Major Courses

ACC3033 Individual Income Tax

3

ACC3043 Cost Accounting I

3

ACC3063 Intermediate Accounting I

3

ACC3073 Intermediate Accounting II

3

ACC4053 Auditing Concepts and Practices

3

ACC4083 Advanced Accounting

3

ACC4093 Accounting Capstone and Professional Conduct

3

MAN3013 Business Law II

3

Accounting internship or practicum

2

Required Cognate Courses

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

Select one of the following:

3-4

MAT1023g Pre-calculus Mathematics

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

Total

74-75 Hours

Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Concentration

ABT3013 Database Applications in Business

3

aACC3053 Cost Accounting II

3

aMAN3063 Leadership

3

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Concentration

ABT3013 Database Applications in Business

3

aACC3053 Cost Accounting II

3

aACC3083 Accounting Information Systems

3

aACC3023 Government and Not-for-Profit Accounting

3

aACC4073 Advanced Tax Accounting

3

ACC5029 Accounting Internship

3

Bachelor of Science in Business Technology

In addition to the Business Program Objectives, Business Technology students will demonstrate the ability to apply sound business concepts and principles with a special emphasis in the application of business technology to research and solve problems.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Technology degree must complete the required General Education Core, the required business core, and a minor, a second major, or a business concentration. If a minor in the Jetter School of Business is chosen, it must include at least 12 credit hours not duplicated in the major. A minimum of 124 credit hours are required for the degree.

Required Business Core

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ABT3073 Business Communication

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO2033 Principles of Microeconomics

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

aIBS3003G International Business Operations

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAN3003 Business Law I

3

MAN3083G Organizational Behavior

3

MAN4033 Strategic Planning

3

MAN5003 Business Ethics

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Required Major Courses

ABT3013 Database Applications in Business

3

ABT3063 Project Management

3

aABT3023 Desktop Publishing

3

ABT3043 Web Design

3

Required Cognate Courses

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

Select one of the following:

3-4

MAT1023g Pre-calculus Mathematics

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

Total

60-61 Hours

Bachelor of Science in Finance

In addition to the Business Program Objectives, Finance students will demonstrate an understanding of the core theories and practices of the finance discipline.

Students with a Financial Planning Concentration will demonstrate an understanding of the principles of financial planning in accordance with Biblical principles and an ability to advise others in these principles.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Finance must complete the required General Education Core, the required business core, and the required major area courses. Students must also complete a concentration in Financial Planning or another business concentration; a minor, or a double-major may be substituted with departmental approval. A minimum of 124 credit hours are required for the degree.

Required Business Core

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO2033 Principles of Microeconomics

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

aIBS3003G International Business Operations

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAN3003 Business Law I

3

MAN3083G Organizational Behavior

3

MAN4033 Strategic Planning

3

MAN5003 Business Ethics

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Required Major Courses

ABT3013 Database Applications in Business

3

ABT3073 Business Communication

3

FIN3083 Principles of Investment

3

aFIN3103 Financial Markets and Institutions

3

FIN4063 Intermediate Financial Management I

3

FIN4073 Intermediate Financial Management II

3

MAN3013 Business Law II

3

Required Cognate Courses

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

Select one of the following:

3-4

MAT1023g Pre-calculus Mathematics

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

Total

66-67 Hours

Financial Planning Concentration

ACC3033 Individual Income Tax

3

aFIN4113 Risk and Insurance

3

aFIN4123 Retirement and Estate Planning

3

aFIN4133 Professional Financial Planning

3

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management

In addition to the Business Program Objectives, Information Technology Management students will demonstrate the ability to apply sound managerial concepts and principles in the development and operation of information systems and effectively apply technical concepts in information technology.

The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management is designed for individuals desiring to work in management of leadership roles in information technology. The degree combines core business courses with computer science and business technology courses to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills necessary to excel in information technology settings. Students majoring in Information Technology Management must complete the required General Education Core, required business core, and the required major courses. No minor or second major is required. A minimum of 124 credit hours are required for the degree.

Required Business Core

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ABT3073 Business Communication

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO2033 Principles of Microeconomics

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

aIBS3003G International Business Operations

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAN3003 Business Law I

3

MAN3083G Organizational Behavior

3

MAN4033 Strategic Planning

3

MAN5003 Business Ethics

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Required Major Courses

ABT3013 Database Applications in Business

3

ABT3043 Web Design

3

ABT3063 Project Management

3

CSC1024g Computer Science I

4

CSC3013 Computer Networks and Telecommunications

3

aCSC3024 Software and Systems Engineering

4

aCSC3031 Database Management Systems Laboratory for Computer Science

1

aCSC3032 Database Management Systems

2

CSC3083 Technology and Society

3

aCSC4003 Computer and Information Security

3

MAT1053 Elementary Discrete Mathematics

3

Select One of the Following

2-3

CSC3003 Multimedia Programming

 

CSC4062 Practicum in Networking

 

CSC4072 Practicum in Server Administration

 

Required Cognate Course

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

Total

79-80 Hours

Bachelor of Science in Integrated Business Education (Career-Technical)

In addition to the Business Program Objectives, Integrated Business Education (Career-Technical) students will acquire knowledge and develop competence in the required professional competency areas unique to business education.

Note: Candidates who wish to teach in adolescent to young adult education, in multi-age education, or in career-technical settings must complete general education and professional education courses which are listed in the School of Education and Professional Studies section of this catalog.

Required Courses

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ABT3013 Database Applications in Business

3

ABT3063 Project Management

3

aABT3023 Desktop Publishing

3

ABT3073 Business Communication

3

ABT4002 Content Area Teaching Methods in Business

2

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO2033 Principles of Microeconomics

3

FIN3063G Consumer Finance

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

aIBS3003G International Business Operations

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAN3003 Business Law I

3

MAN4033 Strategic Planning

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Required Education Courses

46

Total

96 Hours

No minor is required.

Bachelor of Science in Management

In addition to the Business Program Objectives, Management students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic functions of management (planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling) within the framework of ethical behavior and Christian beliefs and practices.

Students with an Entrepreneurship Concentration will:

  1. learn how to craft an effective business plan for a start-up company; and
  2. understand the means by which entrepreneurial ventures are financed.

Students with a Nonprofit Management Concentration will:

  1. understand the unique structure and function of nonprofit organizations and acquire the ability to apply the various disciplines of business to these nonprofit organizations; and
  2. understand the fundamentals of public administration and comprehend the nature of government regulation of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Management must complete the required General Education Core, the required business core, and required major area courses. A concentration in Entrepreneurship or Nonprofit Management is required; other business concentrations, a minor, or a double-major may be substituted with departmental approval. No minor or second major is required. A minimum of 124 credit hours are required for the degree.

Required Business Core

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ABT3073 Business Communication

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO2033 Principles of Microeconomics

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

aIBS3003G International Business Operations

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAN3003 Business Law I

3

MAN3083G Organizational Behavior

3

MAN4033 Strategic Planning

3

MAN5003 Business Ethics

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Required Major Courses

MAN3013 Business Law II

3

MAN3033 Human Resources Management

3

MAN3063 Leadership

3

MAN4023 Operations Management

3

Required Concentration Hours

9

Required Cognate Courses

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

Select one of the following:

3-4

MAT1023g Pre-calculus Mathematics

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

Total

69-70 Hours

Entrepreneurship Concentration

aMAN3043 Small Business Management

3

aMAN4053 New Venture Creation

3

aFIN4103 Entrepreneurial Finance

3

Nonprofit Management Concentration

aMAN3103 Management of Nonprofit Organizations

3

aMAR2013 Introduction to Public Relations

3

aMAN3113 Administration of Government and Business

3

Bachelor of Science in Marketing

In addition to the Business Program Objectives, Marketing students will demonstrate an ability to successfully apply the marketing strategy to a project.

Students with a Personal Sales Concentration will demonstrate a proficient selling technique.

Students with a Public Relations Concentration will demonstrate how to successfully apply marketing and public relations knowledge to a project.

Students earning a Bachelor of Science in Marketing must complete the required General Education Core, the required business core, and required major area courses. A concentration in Personal Sales or Public Relations is required; other business concentrations, a minor, or a double-major may be substituted with departmental approval. No minor or second major is required. A minimum of 124 credit hours are required for the degree.

Required Business Core

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ABT3073 Business Communication

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

ECO2033 Principles of Microeconomics

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

aIBS3003G International Business Operations

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAN3003 Business Law I

3

MAN3083G Organizational Behavior

3

MAN4033 Strategic Planning

3

MAN5003 Business Ethics

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Required Major Courses

ABT3043 Web Design

3

ABT3063 Project Management

3

MAR3053 Marketing Management

3

aMAR3073 Advertising and Promotion

3

aMAR4063 Marketing Research

3

MAR4073 Marketing Strategy

3

Required Concentration Hours

8-9

Required Cognate Courses

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

Select one of the following:

3-4

MAT1023g Pre-calculus Mathematics

 

MAT1034G Calculus I

 

Total

74-76 Hours

Personal Sales Concentration

COM1023G Public Speaking

3

aCOM3043 Persuasion

3

aMAR3063 Personal Selling

3

Public Relations Concentration

aMAR2002 Public Relations Practicum

2

aMAR2013 Introduction to Public Relations

3

aMAR3113 Advanced Public Relations

3

Accounting Minor

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

Accounting electives

9

Total

18 Hours

Business Technology Minor

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ABT3013 Database Applications in Business

3

ABT3063 Project Management

3

aABT3023 Desktop Publishing

3

Business electives

6

Total

18 Hours

Business Administration Minor

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

ECO2033 Principles of Microeconomics

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

Total

27 Hours

Finance Minor

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

FIN3073 Financial Management

3

MAT2063G Introduction to Statistics

3

Select three of the following:

9

FIN3083 Principles of Investment

 

aFIN3103 Financial Markets and Institutions

 

FIN4063 Intermediate Financial Management I

 

FIN4073 Intermediate Financial Management II

 

aFIN4123 Retirement and Estate Planning

 

Total

21 Hours

General Business Minor

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

FIN3063G Consumer Finance

3

Business electives

3

Total

18 Hours

International Business Minor

The minor in International Business requires an approved summer- or semester-long international experience of at least 9 credit hours, and is designed to facilitate the granting of credit from partner institutions or programs. Students majoring in any business area must complete 12 credits of international business electives; students majoring outside of the Jetter School of Business must complete 9 hours of international business electives.

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

aIBS3003G International Business Operations

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

International Business electives (approval required)

9-12

Total

24-27 Hours

Management Minor

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

ABT2013 Spreadsheet Applications in Business

3

ABT3073 Business Communication

3

Management electives

9

Total

18 Hours

Marketing Minor

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

MAR3033 Principles of Marketing

3

Select three of the following:

9

MAR2013 Introduction to Public Relations

 

aMAR3073 Advertising and Promotion

 

MAR3053 Marketing Management

 

aMAR3063 Personal Selling

 

aMAR4063 Marketing Research

 

Total

18 Hours

Nonprofit Management Minor

ACC2053 Principles of Accounting I

3

ACC2063 Principles of Accounting II

3

ECO1033g Principles of Macroeconomics

3

MAN2003 Principles of Management

3

MAN3103 Management of Non-Profit Organizations

3

aMAN3113 Administration of Government and Business

3

Total

18 Hours

Dual Graduate Credit

Any undergraduate student who is currently enrolled in a baccalaureate degree business program, and who is within the final twenty-four (24) credit hours needed to graduate, will be permitted to complete two (2) graduate courses for dual credit, totaling no more than six (6) credit hours, based upon the following criteria:

  • A student who has a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher will receive unconditional approval to complete graduate courses for dual credit.
  • A student who has a cumulative GPA between 3.00-3.49 will be considered for approval pending review of a letter of recommendation from an undergraduate instructor. This letter should list each business course(s) taught by the recommending instructor that the student has completed to date, the student’s overall academic performance in those courses, and the instructor’s view of the student’s ability to successfully complete advance coursework at the graduate level.
  • A student with a GPA under 3.00 will not be approved to complete graduate courses for dual credit unless unforeseen or extreme, extenuating circumstances have had a significant, negative impact on the student’s overall undergraduate academic performance. In this case, the student must submit a detailed letter of explanation to the Dean of the Jetter School of Business that explains these negative effects in greater detail, and that also discusses how the student now intends to successfully complete coursework at the graduate level.

Graduate courses that an approved student may complete for dual credit include:

Note: Approval to complete Managerial Accounting or Corporate Finance may also be considered in specific cases that include an undergraduate Accounting major or minor who is within the final twenty-four (24) hours needed to graduate and who also meets the minimum GPA criteria listed above.

The following graduate courses will not, under any circumstances, be considered as options for dual credit:

  • MAN6043 Strategic Management
  • All concentration courses