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Accounting

Accounting is the means by which businesses report to their stakeholders the results of their operations, comprehensive income, financial position and changes in cash and owner's equities by analyzing, recording, presenting and interpreting the results of transactions and events. Intended to develop the decision making and accounting skills needed to enter the profession and become accountants in public practice, industry, non-profit organizations or government, the curriculum is based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's core competencies. The requirements for the accounting concentration in the BSBA are:

A. 18 hours of required courses:

ACC 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
ACC 3312 Intermediate Accounting II
ACC 3313 Cost Accounting
ACC 3314 Intermediate Accounting III
ACC 3315 Personal Income Tax
ACC 4314 Auditing

B. 6 hours of upper division accounting electives from the following:

ACC 3310 Business Communications
ACC 3316 Corporate Income Tax
ACC 3317 Accounting Information Systems
ACC 3318 Forensic Accounting
ACC 3321 Advanced Federal Income Tax
ACC 3345 Global Accounting
ACC 4311 Advanced Accounting
ACC 4313 Non-Profit & Government Accounting Methods
ACC 4318 Ethical Practices in Accounting
ACC 4325 Federal Tax Research

To qualify to sit for the CPA examination, the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) requires a degree, and at least 150 semester hours including (a) 30 semester hours of approved upper division accounting courses, (b) 24 hours of approved upper division business courses, (c) an approved three hour course in ethics, and (d) a minimum of 2 semester hours each in both business communications and business or tax research. Students are responsible for meeting these requirements. The requirements change from time-to-time. Consult the TSBPA for more information.

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Finance

The BSBA in Finance is designed to prepare students for careers in private and public employment in the fields of financial management, investments, and securities markets. To fulfill the requirements of the finance concentration, the student must complete:

A. 18 hours of required courses:

ACC 3311 Intermediate Accounting I
FIN 3315 Financial Modeling
FIN 3322 Intermediate Business Finance
FIN 3325 Financial Markets
FIN 3355 Global Finance Markets
FIN 4355 Capital Budgeting Analysis

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General Business

The general business curriculum allows students desiring a broad background in business administration to design their own area of emphasis, with the approval of their advisor. To fulfill the requirements for award of the general business concentration, the student must complete:

18 semester hours in business courses at the 3000 or 4000 level from any of the following eight disciplines: Accounting, Banking and Finance, Management, Business Law, Economics, Information Systems, International Business, and Marketing.

To fulfill the requirements for award of the General Business concentration, the student must complete:

a. 12 hours of 3000 level courses. Only one course per discipline (management, marketing, etc.) will apply toward this concentration.

b. 6 hours of 4000 level courses. Both courses may come from the same discipline or be from different disciplines.

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Information Systems

This information systems concentration prepares students to solve technical, customer service, and management problems in governmental, business and other community organizations using information management principles and information technology skills. To fulfill the requirements for award of the Business Information Systems concentration, the student must complete:

A. 21 hours of required courses:

BIS 2330 Computer Programming I
BIS 3330 Computer Programming II
BIS 3362 Business Systems Analysis
BIS 3363 Introduction to Databases and Systems
BIS 3367 Introduction to Telecommunications
BIS 4363 E-Business Solutions
BIS 4375 Information Security

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Marketing

The marketing concentration is designed for students planning to assume managerial responsibilities in marketing, sales, distribution, advertising, and related fields.

A. 12 hours of required courses:

MKT 3320 Public Relations
MKT 3353 Social Media
MKT 3377 Marketing and Buyer Behavior
MKT 4375 Application of Market Research

B. 6 hours advanced marketing (MKT) electives

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Social Marketing

The social marketing concentration is designed for students planning to assume managerial responsibilities in social marketing, media and research.

A. 12 hours of required social marketing courses:

MKT 3320 Public Relations
MKT 3353 Social Media
MKT 3377 Marketing and Buyer Behavior
MKT 4375 Application of Market Research

B. 9 hours of required courses:

MKT 3355 Marketing on the Internet
MKT 4365 Web Analytics
MKT 4390 Managerial Functions of Marketing

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Management

The management concentration is designed for students who aspire to assume positions in business organizations, governmental agencies, community/non-profit firms, or ownership/executive-level positions in small entrepreneurial companies. To fulfill the requirements for award of the management concentration, the student must complete:

A. 9 hours of required courses:

MGT 3354 Theories and Concepts of Personnel Management
MGT 4346 Quality Assurance
MGT 4355 Organizational Behavior

B. 9 hours advanced managment (MGT) electives

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Project Management

The project management concentration is designed for students who aspire to assume positions in business organizations, governmental agencies, community/non-profit firms, or ownership/executive-level positions in small entrepreneurial companies.

A. 9 hours of required courses:

MGT 3354 Theories and Concepts of Personnel Management
MGT 4346 Quality Assurance
MGT 4355 Organizational Behavior

B. 12 hours of required courses:

MGT 3347 Project Management Method
MGT 3357 Project Planning
MGT 4347 Total Quality/Lean Management
MGT 4357 Project Leadership

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The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in the division of Extended Academic Programs at the University of the Incarnate Word is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).


 

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