Management Sciences

Contact Information
Don Pope, Chair
ACU Box 29309
Abilene, Texas 79699-9334
Mabee Business Building, Room 245

 

Phone: 325-674-2786
Fax: 325-674-2507
Email: don.pope@coba.acu.edu  
Web: www.acu.edu/coba

 

Majors:Information Systems (BBA)*
             Management (BBA)
             Marketing (BBA)


Minor:   Business Administration

 

*A collaborative degree offered with the School of Information Technology and Computing.

 

Course Descriptions
Please see the Course Descriptions section of this catalog. Courses offered by the Department of Management Sciences include those with the following designations: BLAW, BUSA, ECON, IS, MGMT, MKTG.

Faculty
Matt Boisvert, Instructor
Jozell Brister, Associate Professor
Orneita Burton, Assistant Professor
Timothy C. Coburn, Professor
Malcolm P. Coco, Professor
Brad Crisp, Assistant Professor
Darryl L. Jinkerson, Associate Professor
Monty L. Lynn, Professor
Richard S. Lytle, Professor
Gary D. McCaleb, Associate Professor
Laura C. Phillips, Assistant Professor
Mark H. Phillips, Assistant Professor
Don N. Pope, Associate Professor
Brent N. Reeves, Associate Professor
Brad Reid, Professor
Ian Shepherd, Assistant Professor
Phillip D. Vardiman, Associate Professor
Michael Winegeart, Assistant Professor
David L. Wright, Associate Professor

 

 



 

Introduction

The Department of Management Sciences offers the Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management, marketing and information systems. A minor in business administration may be added to specified other majors.

Study Abroad Expectations

All students are strongly encouraged to participate in ACU’s Study Abroad program. Classes offered at Study Abroad sites vary depending on the site. Academic advisors can assist students in planning ahead for their Study Abroad experience and should be consulted during the freshman year.

  

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Admission Requirements
Before being admitted to a business program, a student must satisfy the requirements listed in the College of Business Administration Admission Requirements section of this catalog. 

 

MANAGEMENT (BBA)

BBA: MANAGEMENT DEGREE PLAN (MGMT)

______________________________________________________________________

UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Sophomore Literature...........................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science

     Choose from (must include two different fields): biology, chemistry, geology

           physicsAENV 130, ANSC 111ANSC 235, ENVR 112NUTR 120 .......................


6
Mathematics
     MATH 130 Finite Math for Applications ...................................................................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BBA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     ENGL 326 Business and Professional Writing ..........................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities

     ECON 260 Macroeconomics ..................................................................................

     ECON 261 Microeconomics ...................................................................................

     Choose one: POLS 221, 225 or 226 ......................................................................
     Choose one: anthropology, geography, history, philosophy, psychology
          (also EDUC 221), sociology .............................................................................

3

3

3

 

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, MUSM 231, MUSM 232, MUSM 233
                        THEA 220 or THEA 250 .....................................................................

3
TOTAL BBA CORE ...................................................................................................21
BUSINESS CORE
Business

     ACCT 210 Financial Accounting .............................................................................

     FIN 310 Financial Management .............................................................................

     IS 322 Business Statistics ....................................................................................

     IS 324 Management Information Systems .............................................................

     MGMT 120 Introduction to Business and Technology ...............................................

     MGMT 330 Management and Organizational Behavior .............................................

     MGMT 331 Production and Process Management .....................................................

     MGMT 439 Strategic Management (writing-intensive course) ....................................

     MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing .........................................................................

     Choose one: BUSA 419, FIN 419, MKTG 419 ..........................................................

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................30
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

     ACCT 211 Managerial Accounting .........................................................................

     BLAW 363 Legal Environment of Business ..............................................................

     MGMT 332 Human Resource Management ..............................................................

     MGMT 345 Quantitative Methods in Management ....................................................

     Choose two courses:
          Advanced business selections (300-499; MGMT 499 recommended) ....................

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18
MANAGEMENT EMPHASES (CHOOSE ONE)
Organizational Management (OM)
     MGMT 432 Entrepreneurship .................................................................................
     MGMT 436 Current Topics in Organizational Behavior .............................................
     Choose one course: 
          BUSA 435 Christian Business Leadership Perspectives
          COMS 421 Leadership and Communication
          MGMT 335 Leadership in Organizations .............................................................
     Choose one course: 
          COMS 343 Business and Professional Communication
          COMS 383 Communication in Multi-National Organizations
          COMS 430 Conflict Management
          COMS 485 Organizational Communication ........................................................ 
3
3



3




3
TOTAL .....................................................................................................................12
Human Resource Management (HR)
     MGMT 447 Compensation and Benefits Management ...............................................
     Choose two courses:          
          MGMT 337 Safety, Health and Security 
          MGMT 373 Employee Planning, Recruitment and Selection
          MGMT 375 Employee and Labor Relations .........................................................
     Choose one course: 
          COMS 408 Corporate and Legal Advocacy
          COMS 430 Conflict Management
          COMS 486 Training and Development ..............................................................
3



6



3
TOTAL .....................................................................................................................12
Business Processes (BP)
     MGMT 342 Total Quality Management ....................................................................
     MGMT 452 Logistics and Supply Chain Management ................................................
     MGMT 459 Project Management ............................................................................
     Choose one course:
          IS 330 Geographic Information Systems
          IS 342 Business Decision Support Systems
          IS 405 System Analysis and Design
          IS 410 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
          IS 415 E-Commerce
          IS 430 Management of Information and Technology Resources ..........................
3
3
3






3
TOTAL .....................................................................................................................12
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................6
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum grade in each business and emphases course ..........................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

C

2.00

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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MARKETING (BBA)

BBA: MARKETING DEGREE PLAN (MKTG)

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UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Sophomore Literature...........................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science

     Choose from (must include two different fields): biology, chemistry, geology

           physicsAENV 130, ANSC 111ANSC 235, ENVR 112NUTR 120 .......................


6
Mathematics
      MATH 130 Finite Math for Applications ..................................................................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BBA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     ENGL 326 Business and Professional Writing ..........................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities

     ECON 260 Macroeconomics ..................................................................................

     ECON 261 Microeconomics ...................................................................................

     Choose one: POLS 221, 225 or 226 ......................................................................
     Choose one: anthropologygeography, history, philosophy, psychology
          (also EDUC 221), sociology .............................................................................

3

3

3

 

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, MUSM 231, MUSM 232, MUSM 233
                        THEA 220 or THEA 250 .....................................................................

3
TOTAL BBA CORE ...................................................................................................21
BUSINESS CORE
Business

     ACCT 210 Financial Accounting .............................................................................

     FIN 310 Financial Management .............................................................................

     IS 322 Business Statistics ....................................................................................

     IS 324 Management Information Systems .............................................................

     MGMT 120 Introduction to Business and Technology ...............................................

     MGMT 330 Management and Organizational Behavior .............................................

     MGMT 331 Production and Process Management .....................................................

     MGMT 439 Strategic Management (writing-intensive course) ....................................

     MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing .........................................................................

     Choose one: BUSA 419 or FIN 419 or MKTG 419 ....................................................

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................30
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

     ACCT 211 Managerial Accounting .........................................................................

     BLAW 363 Legal Environment of Business ..............................................................

     MKTG 341 Marketing Research .............................................................................

     MKTG 342 Consumer Behavior .............................................................................

     MKTG 432 Data Mining .........................................................................................

     MKTG 495 Marketing Strategy ..............................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

3

Marketing Selections (6 hours)

     Choose 1-2 from: MKTG 343, 344; AGRB 385 ........................................................

     Choose 0-1 from: JMC 301, 390, 391 ....................................................................

3-6

0-3

Advanced Business Selections (300-499)
     Recommended: MKTG 499 ...................................................................................6
TOTAL ....................................................................................................................30
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................6
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum grade in each business course ................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

C

2.00

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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INFORMATION SYSTEMS (BBA)

BBA: INFORMATION SYSTEMS DEGREE PLAN (IS)

______________________________________________________________________

UNIVERSITY CORE
Bible

     BIBL 101 Life and Teachings of Jesus ....................................................................

     BIBL 102 Acts-Revelation .....................................................................................

     BIBL 211 Message of the Old Testament ................................................................

     BIBL 212 Christianity in Culture ............................................................................

     Advanced Bible ...................................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

English

     ENGL 111 Composition and Rhetoric .....................................................................

     Sophomore Literature...........................................................................................

3

3

Speech
     COMS 111 Fundamentals of Communication ..........................................................3
History
     HIST 100-299 .....................................................................................................3
Science

     Choose from (must include two different fields): biology, chemistry, geology

           physicsAENV 130, ANSC 111ANSC 235, ENVR 112NUTR 120 .......................


6
Mathematics
      MATH 130 Finite Math for Applications ..................................................................3
Exercise Science
     EXSC 100 + 3 activities .......................................................................................4
University Seminar
     UNIV 100 ...........................................................................................................1
TOTAL UNIVERSITY CORE ......................................................................................41
BBA DEGREE CORE
English

     ENGL 112 Composition and Literature ...................................................................

     ENGL 326 Business and Professional Writing ..........................................................

3

3

Social Sciences/Humanities

     ECON 260 Macroeconomics ..................................................................................

     ECON 261 Microeconomics ...................................................................................

     Choose one: POLS 221, 225 or 226 ......................................................................
     Choose one: anthropologygeography, history, philosophy, psychology
          (also EDUC 221), sociology .............................................................................

3

3

3

 

3

Fine Arts
     Choose one: ART 101, MUSM 230, MUSM 231, MUSM 232, MUSM 233
                        THEA 220 or THEA 250 .....................................................................

3
TOTAL BBA CORE ...................................................................................................21
BUSINESS CORE
Business

     ACCT 210 Financial Accounting .............................................................................

     FIN 310 Financial Management .............................................................................

     IS 322 Business Statistics ....................................................................................

     IS 324 Management Information Systems .............................................................

     MGMT 120 Introduction to Business and Technology ...............................................

     MGMT 330 Management and Organizational Behavior .............................................

     MGMT 331 Production and Process Management .....................................................

     MGMT 439 Strategic Management (writing-intensive course) ....................................

     MKTG 340 Principles of Marketing .........................................................................

     Choose one: BUSA 419 or FIN 419 or MKTG 419 ....................................................

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

3

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................30
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

     ACCT 211 Managerial Accounting .........................................................................

     BLAW 363 Legal Environment of Business ..............................................................

     CS 115 Introduction to Programming ....................................................................

     IS 405 Systems Analysis and Design ....................................................................

     IS 430 Management of Information and Technology Resources or 
          MGMT 459 Project Management .......................................................................

     IT 220 Introduction to Databases and Database Management Systems ....................
     IT 221 Fundamentals of Networks and Data Communications ..................................
     IT 310 Introduction to Computer and Information Security ......................................
     Selections (choose two courses):
          IS 330 Business Geographic Information Systems
          IS 342 Business Decision Support Systems
          IS 410 Enterprise Resource Planning Systems
          IS 415 E-Commerce .......................................................................................

3

3

3

3

3

3
3
3




6

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................30
ELECTIVES
     Minimum ............................................................................................................6
OTHER GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

     Minimum grade in each business course ................................................................

     Minimum GPA for graduation ................................................................................

     Minimum advanced hours ....................................................................................

     Minimum total hours ............................................................................................

C

2.00

33

128

Courses numbered 0** do not count in minimum hours required for degree.



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Minor in Business

A minor in business may be added to degrees. Some of the courses in this minor will have prerequisites.

MINOR: BUSINESS (BUSA)
Business Administration (non-BBA majors only)
     Choose 18 hours (minimum of 6 advanced) from: ACCT 210, 211; BUSA 419, 435;

          BLAW 363; ECON 260, 261; FIN 310, 411, 416; IS 322, 324; MGMT 120, 330,

          331, 332, 335, 432; MKTG 340, 343 ................................................................

 

 

18

TOTAL ....................................................................................................................18

Note: Students must earn a "C" or better in each of the courses applied to the minor.



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