Curriculum structure

This is a rigorous program spread over eight semesters in four years. The BBA program comprises of the following course components:

  • Core Courses: 81 credit hours
  • General Education Courses: 39 credit hours
  • Total : 120 credit hours

1. Core Courses

ECN101 Microeconomics

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: none

The course presents a study of the fundamental economic principles and theories with emphasis on microeconomics and special application to the organization of different national economic systems in the performance of their tasks of production, exchange and distribution of consumer and capital goods and services.

MGT101 Principles of Management

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: none

The course introduces the principles and functions of management with an integration of line and staff relationships, theories of management, authority and responsibility, centralization and decentralization, planning, organizing, directing, and controlling.

BSN101 Introduction to Business

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: none

This is an introductory level course that specifically focuses on today’s business climate. The course reviews the cultural, social, political, and economic factors that shape business institutions and gives an opportunity to understand the basic role of business in the contemporary society.

BSN201 International Business

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Introduction to Business

This course aims to provide a comprehensive foundation for all students studying Business as a formal discipline. It provides an overview of the principles and the terminology associated with the concepts of business and its primary components – financing, objectives, role within the economy, organizational structure, functions and mandatory evolution and change required by internal and external factors. Studies international trade and monetary theories applied to multinational organizations are involved too. Emphasis is placed on understanding trade, customs, unions, foreign exchange rates and balance of payments.

ECN202 Macroeconomics

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Microeconomics

The course presents principles and theories of macroeconomics with emphasis on economic analysis and special application to the international trade market and to management economics. Emphasis is given n on such macroeconomic issues such as unemployment, inflation, cyclical business fluctuations, economic growth, the role of money, theories of interest rates, stabilization policies, foreign exchange rates, balance of payments difficulties, and comparative economic advantages among nations.

ENG303 Interpersonal Communications

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: English Composition II, Business English II

This course gives a comprehensive view of communication, its scope and importance in business. It will cover the role of communication in establishing a favorable internal and external business environment. The course will also address and place emphasis upon the practical side of planning, composing, and keyboarding business and employment correspondence, reviewing basic English skills, delivering oral reports and interviewing for jobs. Organizational communication topics will also be considered.

ACC301 Accounting I

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Mathematics for Economics and Social Studies

The course presents comprehensive instruction in the basic accounting practices, with the emphasis on mercantile and personal service enterprises. The course deals with both the bookkeeping process and the presentation and use of accounting data in the management of a business enterprise.

MATH302 Business Statistics

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Mathematics for Economics and Social Studies

This course helps students to analyze and interpret statistical data. Quantitative concepts and basic techniques in research are stressed.   The course objectives cover methods of sampling, probability, the normal distribution, constructing confidence intervals, correlation, hypothesis testing and linear regression.  Emphasis is given on applications to real life situations.

ITC303 IT Applications

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Computer Science I, Computer Science II

Students are introduced to Microsoft Windows XP and Office 2003 applications of popular software using spreadsheets, word processors, and databases. This course provides an in-depth look at Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point 2003 use, terminology and interfaces. “Hands-on” experience is provided through student use of computer lab.

ACC402 Accounting II

Credit hours: 3

Accounting II

Prerequisites: Accounting I

The course emphasizes accounting as a practical and useful tool of control for business management. The fundamental bookkeeping process is presented from the background of a simple balance sheet equation. A logical development and unfolding of the subject then follows the profit and loss statement, the ledger, the special journal, scientific account classification and control. The course also introduces students to costing principles and techniques, to elements of managerial accounting which are used to make and support decision making process.

BSN402 Principles of Marketing

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Introduction to Business

The course presents an analysis of marketing problems and techniques relating to management and marketing in the profitable operation of a business enterprise. Attention is given to evaluating consumers and their needs, product strategy, distribution strategy, promotional strategy, and price determination. This course allows students to build foundational marketing skills, which are utilized while preparing a marketing plan.

ECN403 International Institutions in Business

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Principles of Finance

This course introduces students to key concepts and theories of international institutions and their dynamics in international relations and world politics. Key theoretical concepts and analytical frameworks are investigated through case studies and the literature on international organizations and non-state organizations. Topics included are: types of international and transnational organizations; important characteristics of each; the missions of the International Institutions; the structure and activities of the principal organs and specialized agencies of the UN system; the legal basis for International Institutions; the historical antecedents and trends in the growth of International Institutions.

FIN501 Principles of Finance

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Accounting II, Business Statistics

Examines the role of financial management with emphasis on multinational corporations. Studies principles and practice of financing; sources and control of funds, financial instruments, capital market analysis. Some major topics are state budget, state revenue, tax system, regional finance, insurance, interest rates, stock and bond values, financial strategies.

MGT502 Organizational Behavior

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Psychology, Introduction to Business, Interpersonal Communication

This course explores the fundamentals of organizational behavior using a system approach- examining how each component of the organization (individual, group, organization, etc.) contributes to the functioning of the whole. The study of organizational behavior includes a broad array of topics including cultural diversity, ethics, group psychology and communication.  The course objective is to illustrate how people work together in business environments and how to utilize course material in real life situations.

BSN504 Business Ethics

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Introduction to Business, International Business

The course provides an analysis of ethical issues arising in contemporary business life. Sample topics include: fair and unfair competition; responsibilities towards employees, society and the environment; honesty and integrity in business; the moral status of corporations; corporate culture and group think, racial and sexual discrimination, affirmative action, the responsibilities of American companies abroad, and leveraged buyouts. Text, articles, and case studies will be employed.

FIN602 Business Finance

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Accounting II, Principles of Finance

An examination of financial concepts and tools of analysis as they apply to the management of domestic and international operations. This course is taught from the point of view of a firm engaged in international business.

ECN603 Theory of International Relations

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

This is an introductory course in the study of international relations. The goal of this course is to acquaint students with the concepts, ideas, and analytical tools necessary to understand state behavior and relationships among actors in the international system. The course covers the major concerns, issues, and actors that characterize world politics, examine various theoretical explanations for state behaviors, such as realism, liberalism, and constructivism and explores vital topics such as war, cooperation, international law, political economy, terrorism, human rights, and the forms of conflict that characterize the international system.

BSN605 Business Law

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Principles of Management, Introduction to Business

This course is designed to familiarize students with some of the basic concepts underlying daily business legal transactions. Topics examined include the law as it affects sole proprietors, partnerships and corporations, bankruptcy and insolvency, and ethical behavior.  Practical examples are cited by the instructors who are active practitioners in the field of law.

BSN605 Marketing Research

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Principles of Marketing, Business Statistics

The goal of this course is to introduce the primary tool for exploring new opportunities in the marketplace. Emphasis will be given on how to specify information needs and design a research study to meet those needs, and methods of collecting, analyzing and using marketing research data to make effective marketing decisions. Case studies will enable the students to develop practical skills in communicating the marketing research findings to various publics.

MGT703 Human Resource Management

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Principles of Management

The course is an introduction to the human resources function and related elements and activities. The course outlines the roles and functions of members of the human resources department, as well as educating others outside human resources, in how their roles include human resources-related activities. Emphasis is placed on contemporary importance of HRM and the new “corporate view” of the function. Additionally, the student will be exposed to the view of HRM from the perception of both management and subordinate employees. The student will be exposed to practical situations and problem solving regarding areas of employee counseling, discipline and termination. Other critical areas of training and development, staffing and strategy will also be explored.

FIN703 Risk Management

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Principles of Management; Business Statistics, Business Finance

This course offers an overview of risk management goals and strategies, including the concepts of risk, creating a risk management program, current issues and trends, and career options. The impact of the modern risk management to an organization is critically analyzed.   Case studies are used to enable students to develop practical risk management skills and an understanding of the basics of risk management.

MGT704 Multinational Enterprise

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Intro to International Business

This course is a study of international management focusing on the role of executive, middle, and front-line management in directing and improving organizational performance in a global environment. Major topics include strategic, cultural, behavioral, legal, socio-ethical issues, and functional aspects of international management. Concepts covered include the management of various types of international risk, strategic planning, operations, communications and negotiations, legal and socio-ethical issues facing modern institutions. Development of management systems, as well as, the functions, strategies, and structures of management will be discussed. Students will be exposed to the tools of management used in the international environment.

ECN704 Monetary Theories and Banking Systems

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Macroeconomics, Principles of Finance

The course examines basic theories in monetary economics and international finance and the impact of the domestic and foreign monetary policies on the Ukrainian economy. Topics include Ukrainian and international financial institutions, financial intermediaries, financial instruments, interest rates, money demand, money supply, exchange rate, balance of payments, and central banking and monetary policies.

BSN706 Business Policy

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Principles of Management, Accounting II, Business Finance

The course examines the development of the planning, financing, marketing and personnel management functions unique to the international company. The analysis of major international organizations will provide current information on how these companies operate, and relate theory to actual practice. The course utilizes the knowledge of all business areas for broad involvement in the management decision making process.

ACC803 Audit of International Investments

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Accounting I and II, Business Finance

The course develops an understanding of the auditing process and the role of internal and external auditing in an organization. It covers the underlying concepts of generally accepted auditing standards and the application of such standard to fact situations.  The concepts of risk and control, evidence and documentation are considered. Critical thinking skills and communication skills are developed through case analyses, presentations and use of technology tools.

ECN805 World Economies

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics

This course is a study of current global economic conditions, specifically the growing role of the developing counties in the global economic framework. Emphasis is on the analysis of critical development problems combined with theoretical, empirical, and policy-oriented perspective. The course will also explore the historical, political, social, and economic roots of underdevelopment and the future of the world economy in the age of increasing independence.

MGT805 Operations Management

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Principles of Management, Microeconomics, Business Statistics, Business Finance

The course examines the methods of planning, coordination, and execution of activities in transformation processes in manufacturing and service organizations. The role of the operations manager is explored, and attention is given to analytical methods that improve production processes and enhance competitiveness. The course illustrates how manufacturing and service operations can apply quantitative tools to decisions using queuing theory, staffing, scheduling or product mix planning using linear programming, and using simulation in inventory control. Emphasis is given on application to real life situations.

BMGT201 Leadership

Course Description

Prerequisites: none

The Leadership Course gives you access, as your natural self-expression, to ways of being, creative imagination, thinking, planning and action required to be a leader and exercise leadership effectively. It is specifically designed to provide students with the tools needed to achive significant breakthroughs. Special terms are networked together to provide this linguistic domain of leader and leadership. This new model of leadership is applicable to all speres including personal, group, organizational leadership in any area such as business, politics, healthcare, government, science, pedagogy, and any place else in which you are committed to make a difference.

2. General Education Courses

ENG101 English Composition I

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: none

This is an introductory course to the logic and structure of the English language with special emphasis upon reading development and the application of language skills to reading comprehension and the art of composition. The goal is to prepare the student not only for success in academic writing but also for effective participation in and critical understanding of the public and professional discourses of the “real” world beyond school. On completion of the course the students develop a flexible and effective command of style, arrange essays effectively to guide readers through complex structures, employ the basics types of arguments and persuasive reasoning using different kinds of proofs and appeals.

ENG102 Business English I

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: none

Presents business-related vocabulary, practice in note-taking skills, preparing presentations; introduces terminology and techniques used in commercial transactions, including interpretation and writing of business materials. Emphasis is given on correct, effective and concise use of the language, both oral and written. The course provides study of letters and documents used in legal, governmental and business transactions.

ITC101 Computer Science I

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: none

Provides an overview of how the computer works and its functional relationship to society. During the course students examine hardware and software, terminology, and foundational Computer Science concepts. Students will learn to use a microcomputer by executing various software application programs.

ENG201 English Composition II

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: English Composition I

This course develops techniques for effective writing through a study of the writing process and of the skills necessary for producing purposeful, unified, and coherent short essays; it includes outlining as it relates to support for a selected thesis statement and developing skills in writing research papers using on-line and library resources; rhetoric, logical thought, audience, critical thinking, and governing human relationships are considered. The course introduces standard research and bibliographical techniques and research papers are assigned.

ENG201 Business English II

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: English Composition I, Business English I

The course is designed to bring the real world of international business into the language teaching classroom. It has been developed in association with the Financial Times and the Economist, the world’s leading sources of professional information, to ensure the maximum range and authenticity of business content.

On the completion of the course the students should improve their skills in communication, critical thinking, discussion and negotiation, writing for business audiences, design and delivery effective presentations, manners and etiquette.

ITC202 Computer Science II

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Computer Science I

The course allows the student to develop expertise in using software application packages to solve personal and professional problems. The computer as a toll is emphasized by the in-depth study of word processing, electronic spreadsheets, and data management systems. In addition, graphics, communications, integrated packages, and operating systems from the user’s point of view are examined. Students carry out projects using each category of application package.

MATH201 Mathematics for Economics

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: none

This course provides students with a mathematical foundation in business, economics, social sciences, and the ‘life’. It presents concentrated and more detailed study of sets and Vein Diagrams, linear equations and solution of 2×2 systems of linear equations, polynomials, rational and radical expressions, quadratic equations, and inequalities. Emphasis is on application to business situation.

LNG301 Foreign Language I

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: none

Emphasizes study of German/Spanish/Russian grammar with aim of mastering all grammatical forms; development of speaking ability, reading and interpretation of simple texts; introduction to all basic grammatical structures; intensive drill in written and conversational skills; systematic discussion of selected grammatical difficulties; intermediate composition; expansion of conversational and writing skills through discussion and written exercises; development of oral proficiency.

LNG402 Foreign Language II

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Foreign Language I

The course examines fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading. More time is spent in development of reading and writing skills. Students are encouraged to form their own dialogues based on new topics as they are presented. Cultural information supplements the course.

PSY401 Psychology

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: none

This course will survey the science of psychology and will address such topics as research methods, biological bases of behavior, sensation and perception, states of consciousness, process of learning, memory peculiarities, motivation and emotion, language, lifespan development, intelligence, stress and health, social behavior, personality, and abnormal behavior and treatment as well as applications of psychology in a culturally diverse world.

LNG502 Business Foreign Language I

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Foreign Language II

The course introduces German/Spanish/Russian used in fields of business, government, administration and economics. The course covers basic specific subject-related vocabulary required to handle everyday business conversations at elementary level, corresponding effectively, and reading business-related texts

LNG602 Business Foreign Language II

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Foreign Language II, Business Foreign Language I

At this level existing knowledge of German/Spanish/Russian and Business German/Spanish/Russian is deepened. After successful completion of the course, students should be able to make business conversations, express ideas and opinions, correspond efficiently, conduct meetings and handle unexpected situations using the vocabulary and grammatical structures of the Foreign Language.

SOC602 Sociology

Credit hours: 3

Prerequisites: Psychology

This course introduces students to Sociology as a social science. During the course the students will explore the scope and methods of examining human behavior and learn how to understand and analyze the modern society. The emphasis is given to practical applications and developing professional skills to communicate the research finding to various publics.