Business Administration and Management
ACCT-2401. Principles of Financial Accounting. (4 Credits)
(4-3-3) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of financial accounting as prescribed by U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as applied to transactions and events that affect business organizations. Students will examine the procedures and systems to accumulate, analyze, measure, and record financial transactions. Students will use recorded financial information to prepare a balance sheet, income statement, statement of cash flows, and statement of shareholders' equity to communicate the business entity's results of operations and financial position to users of financial information who are external to the company. Students will study the nature of assets, liabilities, and owners' equity while learning to use reported financial information for purposes of making decisions about the company. Lab fee.
ACCT-2402. Principles of Managerial Accounting. (4 Credits)
(4-3-3) This course is taken for academic credit. (Prerequisite: ACCT 2401) Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. This course is an introduction to the fundamental concepts of managerial accounting appropriate for all organizations. Students will study information from the entity's accounting system relevant to decisions made by internal managers, as distinguished from information relevant to users who are external to the company. The emphasis is on the identification and assignment of product costs, operational budgeting and planning, cost control, and management decision making. Topics include product costing methodologies, cost behavior, operational and capital budgeting, and performance evaluation. Lab fee.
ACNT-1303. Introduction to Accounting I. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. A study of analyzing, classifying, and recording business transactions in a manual and computerized environment. Emphasis on understanding the complete accounting cycle and preparing financial statements, bank reconciliations, and payroll.
ACNT-1313. Computerized Accounting Applications. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Use of the computer to develop and maintain accounting records and to process common business applications for managerial decision-making.
BCIS-1305. Business Computer Applications. (3 Credits)
(3-2-4) CORE AREA 090 This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Students will study computer terminology, hardware, and software related to the business environment. The focus of this course is on business productivity software applications and professional behavior in computing, including word processing (as needed), spreadsheets, databases, presentation graphics, and business-oriented utilization of the Internet. Lab fee.
BMGT-1301. Supervision. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. The role of the supervisor. Includes managerial functions as applied to leadership, counseling, motivation, and human relations skills.
BMGT-1325. Office Management. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Systems, procedures, and practices related to organizing and planning office work, supervising employee performance, and exercising leadership skills.
BMGT-1327. Principles of Management. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues in the field of management.
BMGT-1341. Business Ethics. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Discussion of ethical issues, the development of a moral frame of reference, and the need for an awareness of social responsibility in management practices and business activities. Includes ethical corporate responsibility.
BMGT-2368. Practicum, Business Administration and Management. (3 Credits)
(3-1-20) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. Lab fee.
BUSG-2309. Small Business Management. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) Starting, operating, and growing a small business. Includes essential management skills, how to prepare a business plan, accounting, financial needs, staffing, marketing strategies, and legal issues.
BUSG-1301. Introduction to Business. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Fundamental business principles including structure, functions, resources, and operational processes.
BUSI-1301. Business Principle. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. This course provides a survey of economic systems, forms of business ownership, and considerations for running a business. Students will learn various aspects of business, management, and leadership functions; organizational considerations; and decision-making processes. Financial topics are introduced, including accounting, money and banking, and securities markets. Also included are discussions of business challenges in the legal and regulatory environment, business ethics, social responsibility, and international business. Emphasized is the dynamic role of business in everyday life.
BUSI-2301. Business Law. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. The course provides the student with foundational information about the U.S. legal system and dispute resolution, and their impact on business. The major content areas will include general principles of law, the relationship of business and the U.S. Constitution, state and federal legal systems, the relationship between law and ethics, contracts, sales, torts, agency law, intellectual property, and business law in the global context.
BUSI-2305. Business Statistics. (3 Credits)
Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques for business and economic decision-making. Topics include the collection, description, analysis, and summarization of data; probability; discrete and continuous random variables; the binomial and normal distributions; sampling distributions; tests of hypotheses; estimation and confidence intervals; linear regression; and correlation analysis. Statistical software is used to analyze data throughout the course. (BUSI 2305 is included in the Business Field of Study.)
HRPO-2301. Human Resources Management. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Behavioral and legal approaches to the management of human resources in organizations.
HRPO-2307. Organizational Behavior. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. The analysis and application of organizational theory, group dynamics, motivation theory, leadership concepts, and the integration of interdisciplinary concepts from the behavioral sciences.
MRKG-1311. Principles of Marketing. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. An introduction to the marketing mix functions and process. Includes identification of consumer and organizational needs and explanation of environmental issues.
MRKG-2349. Advertising and Sales Promotion. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Integrated marketing communications. Includes advertising principles and practices. Emphasizes multi-media of persuasive communication including buyer behavior, budgeting, and regulatory constraints.
POFT-1301. Business English. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Introduction to a practical application of basic language usage skills with emphasis on fundamentals of writing and editing for business.
POFT-2312. Business Correspondence and Communication. (3 Credits)
(3-3-0) This course is taken for academic credit. Students will earn an A, B, C, D, F, or W. Development of writing and presentation skills to produce effective business communications.
Administrative services managers plan, direct, and coordinate activities that help an organization run efficiently. The specific responsibilities vary, but these managers typically maintain facilities and supervise activities that include recordkeeping, mail distribution, and office upkeep. In a small organization, they may direct all support services and may be called the business office manager. Large organizations may have several layers of administrative managers who specialize in different areas.
Administrative services managers typically do the following:
- Supervise clerical and administrative staff
- Set goals and deadlines for their department
- Develop, manage, and monitor records
- Recommend changes to policies or procedures in order to improve operations, such as reassessing supplies or recordkeeping
- Monitor the facility to make sure that it remains safe, secure, and well maintained
- Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
- Make sure that facilities meet environmental, health, and security standards and comply with regulations
Administrative services managers plan, coordinate, and direct a broad range of activities that allow organizations to run efficiently. An organization may have several managers who oversee services for multiple departments, such as mail, printing and copying, recordkeeping, security, building maintenance, and recycling.
Specific tasks and responsibilities may vary. For example, an administrative services manager might be responsible for making sure that the organization has the supplies and services it needs. An administrative services manager who coordinates space allocation might consider employee morale and available funds when determining how to arrange a physical space.
Administrative services managers may examine energy consumption patterns, technology use, and office equipment. They also may plan for maintenance and replacement of equipment, such as computers.
The following are examples of types of administrative services managers:
Facility managers oversee buildings, grounds, equipment, and supplies. Their responsibilities cover several categories, including operations, maintenance, and planning and managing projects.
Facility managers may oversee renovation projects to improve efficiency or to meet regulations and environmental, health, and security standards. For example, they may recommend energy-saving alternatives or efficiencies that reduce waste. In addition, they continually monitor the facility to make sure that it remains safe, secure, and well maintained. Facility managers also direct staff, including grounds maintenance workers, janitors and building cleaners, and general maintenance and repair workers.
Records and information managers develop, monitor, and manage an organization’s records. They provide information to chief executives and ensure that employees follow records and information management guidelines. They may direct the operations of onsite or offsite records facilities. These managers also work closely with an organization’s attorneys and its technology and business operations staff. Records and information managers do not handle medical records, which are administered by medical and health services managers.
- Administrative services managers
- 2018 Median Pay: $96,180 per year; $46.24 per hour
- Typical Entry-Level Education: Bachelor's degree
- Work Experience in a Related Occupation: Less than 5 years
- On-the-job Training: None
- Number of Jobs, 2018: 300,200
- Job Outlook, 2018-28: 7% (Faster than average)
- Employment Change, 2018-28: 21,800
- Other related career opportunities: Management Careers; Business & Financial Occupations
Business and Financial Occupations
This median annual wage for business and financial occupations was $68,350 in May 2018, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $38,640.
The median annual wage for management occupations was $104,240 in May 2018, which was the highest wage of all the major occupational groups.
Most administrative services managers work full time. Some work more than 40 hours per week.
Although administrative services managers’ educational requirements vary by organization and the work they do, they usually must have a bachelor’s degree and related work experience.
The median annual wage for administrative services managers was $96,180 in May 2018.
Employment of administrative services managers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Tasks such as managing facilities and preparing for emergencies will remain important in a range of industries.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Administrative Services Managers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/administrative-services-managers.htm (visited March 22, 2020).
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