Accounting (B.A., B.S.)

Academically equivalent, both bachelor’s of art and bachelor’s of science will fully prepare you for a career in accounting. If you choose to graduate with two majors, and one major is only offered as a B.A. or B.S., the second major should match the first degree.

If you want to become a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) you will need to consult with an advisor for the best course curriculum.

Business Core Courses 33 hours
Accounting Major (B.A. or B.S., 66 hours)
12 hours must be upper-level; 12 hours must be from NWU.
ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I 3 hours
ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II 3 hours
ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles 3 hours
ECON 1540 Microeconomic Principles 3 hours
BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing 3 hours
BUSAD 2100/ECON 2100 Business and Economic Statistics 3 hours
BUSAD 2500 Principles of Management 3 hours
BUSAD 2700 Business Law I 3 hours
BUSAD 3300 Quantitative Methods 3 hours
BUSAD 3700 Financial Management 3 hours
BUSAD 4600 Business Ethics 3 hours
Accounting Courses 30 hours
12 hours must be from NWU.
ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I 3 hours
ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II 3 hours
ACCT 2280 Cost Accounting 3 hours
ACCT 2440 Accounting Information Systems 3 hours
ACCT 3300 Managerial Accounting 3 hours
ACCT 3400 Individual Federal Tax Accounting 3 hours
ACCT 4410 Corporate Federal Tax 3 hours
ACCT 4420 Auditing 3 hours
ACCT 4430 Advanced Accounting 3 hours
ACCT 4970 Accounting Internship 3 hours
Capstone 3 hours
BUSAD 4800 Strategic Management 3 hours

Also required:

MATH 1500 Calculus for Management, Biological, and Social Sciences or MATH 1600 Calculus I is strongly recommended for students considering graduate school.

NOTE: The Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy requires 150 hours to be eligible to sit for the CPA exam. BUSAD 2800 Business Law II is recommended for students who wish to take the CPA exam.

ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)

This is an introduction to the basic accounting model and the framework for developing financial statements. The major focus is on the study of generally accepted accounting principles as they apply to the measurement of income and the presentation of a firm's financial position.
(Normally offered each semester.)

ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II (3 hours)

The role of accounting in the formation and capitalization of corporations is studied. Other topics include cash flow, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, and basic managerial accounting.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I.
(Normally offered each semester.)

ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I (3 hours)

A study of accounting theory and procedure and the preparation of financial statements for corporations. Subjects include present value concepts and the measurement, recording, and presentation of cash receivables, inventory, income, fixed assets, and intangible asset transactions.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II (3 hours)

A continuation of ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I that includes a study of long-term liabilities, stockholders' equity transactions, and preparation of the cash flow statement.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 2280 Cost Accounting (3 hours)

A study of methods used in allocating costs and expenses to operations. The course involves the comparison of cost data with predetermined budgets and standards.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 2440 Accounting Information Systems (3 hours)

Focuses on the collecting, processing, and communicating financial information in an organization. An entity's processing cycles are studied. Students receive hands-on experience with manual and computerized accounting applications, including spreadsheets.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I and ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 3300 Managerial Accounting (3 hours)

This course studies advanced topics in providing and utilizing accounting information in the planning and controlling of business operations, in costing products or services, and in providing quality to customers. Students also study how this information is utilized to create value through improved decision-making from decisions regarding inventory to profitability analysis to long-term capital investments. This course also studies the use of financial information, as well as non-financial information, to evaluate business performance, strategy, and implementation.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2280 Cost Accounting or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 3400 Individual Federal Tax Accounting (3 hours)

An introduction to Federal Income Tax laws through the study of the tax law, regulations, and procedures that apply to individual taxpayers. This course provides a basic understanding of the Federal Income Tax code and of tax compliance as it relates to individual taxpayers.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 4410 Corporate Federal Tax (3 hours)

A study of the tax law, regulations and procedures that apply to corporations and partnerships. This course also studies more advanced topics in individual and corporate Federal tax law.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 3400 Individual Federal Tax Accounting.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 4420 Auditing (3 hours)

This course provides an overview of the auditing profession and studies the various types of audit reports. Ethics and professionalism are discussed in the framework of the Code of Professional Conduct for Certified Public Accountants. Concepts such as materiality, audit risk, and evidence are visited, as well as audit planning, internal control, and workpaper documentation. The concept of audit sampling is introduced. Auditing applications to the various business cycles and financial statement accounts are explored.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 4430 Advanced Accounting (3 hours)

Students learn accounting issues related to corporate expansion and prepare financial statements for consolidated entities. International accounting standards, foreign currency, and partnerships are also studied. Additionally, at least 25% of the course focuses on accounting for government and not-for-profit organizations.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 4970 Accounting Internship (3 hours)

Each student must work with the department intern coordinator to obtain an accounting-related internship related to the specific area of emphasis or interest of the student. This course presents each student the opportunity for work-related application of accounting. Under special circumstances, a second internship may be taken for credit with the approval of the business department chair and the internship coordinator.
No Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of the department internship coordinator.
(Normally offered each semester including summer.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)

Students examine the role of marketing in society with an introduction to the fundamentals of strategic marketing planning and the development of the marketing mix. Topics include buyer behavior, market segmentation, distribution, pricing policies, communication strategies, and product development.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 2100 Business and Economic Statistics (3 hours)

An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include gathering, organizing, interpreting, and presenting data with emphasis on hypothesis testing as a method for decision making in the fields of business and economics. Procedures include z-tests, t-tests, ANOVAs, correlation, and simple regression.
Cross listed with ECON 2100.
Prerequisite(s): Demonstrated proficiency in high school algebra or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 2300 Business Communication (3 hours)

This course will review the basics of effective oral and written communication and apply these basics to business writing and presentations. A variety of individual and collaborative projects, including memos, letters, and reports, will emphasize the process of drafting, revising, and editing business communications.
Prerequisite(s):  Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, International Business, or Sport Management major.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
BUSAD 2500 Principles of Management (3 hours)

An introduction to management theory and practice. Students explore the history of management and the environment in which managers operate. Classroom discussion focuses on the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Leadership Thread
BUSAD 2700 Business Law I (3 hours)

An introduction to the law, the courts, torts and contracts. It will also explore the law's application to business. This is a required course for Business Administration and Accounting majors.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 2800 Business Law II (3 hours)

A survey of the application of the law to business entities, with an emphasis on business formation, negotiable instruments and other legal matters. The course is designed to meet the needs of accounting students, prelaw students and students planning on attending graduate school. The course does not satisfy the Business Law requirement for Business Administration majors.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
BUSAD 3300 Quantitative Methods (3 hours)

This course will review modern quantitative methods used in decision making. The intent is to expose the student to various modeling techniques and to apply these techniques using Excel. Topics include productivity and capacity analysis, forecasting, regression analysis, linear programming, PERT/CPM, and statistical process control.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2100 Business and Economic Statistics and MATH 1100 College Algebra or higher.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 3700 Financial Management (3 hours)

Students are introduced to financial management of proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Concepts of risk and return, time value of money, and stock and bond valuation are analyzed from a quantitative approach and applied throughout the course. Additional topics covered are the cost of capital as related to discounted cash flow, capital budgeting, and strategic financing decisions. A project consisting of several spreadsheet applications will be utilized in order to expose students to their potential for financial analysis. Topics covered include: basic financial statements, financial ratio analysis, time value of money, valuation and rates of return, the cost of capital, and capital budgeting.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and grades of "C-" or better in ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles, ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II and MATH 1100 College Algebra or higher, or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 4600 Business Ethics (3 hours)

This course investigates ethical issues and moral dilemmas found in the modern business arena. The conflict between an organization's economic performance and its social obligations are studied. Various economic theories, legal regulations and philosophic doctrines are discussed. Contemporary Western moral philosophy, historic and contemporary Christian ethics, and social theory provide a context for the course. Case studies are integrated throughout the semester.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
BUSAD 4800 Strategic Management (3 hours)

This course integrates all prior accounting, business, and economics courses as final preparation for the student's entry into the business world or graduate studies. Case studies and computer simulations are utilized to enable students to gain an understanding of business operations and the application of business principles.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics majors, grades of "C-" or better in  ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I, ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II, ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles, ECON 1540 Microeconomic Principles, and BUSAD 2500 Principles of Management and BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing, or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
COMM 4100 Communication in the Professions (4 hours)

Students will create and deliver presentations for a variety of communication contexts and audiences. Skills in interviewing and group problem solving will be also be developed.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and instructor permission.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles (3 hours)

An examination of the macroeconomic theories, problems, and policies of the U.S. economy. Topics include supply and demand, a description of the main sectors of the economy, and the role of government in stabilizing the economy with monetary and fiscal policies.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
ECON 1540 Microeconomic Principles (3 hours)

An examination of the microeconomic theories, problems, and policies of the U.S. economy. Topics include the theory of the firm, market structures, and current economic issues such as income distribution, antitrust policy, poverty, the farm problem, and international trade.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles strongly recommended.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
ECON 2100 Business and Economic Statistics (3 hours)

See BUSAD 2100 Business and Economic Statistics.
 

MATH 1100 College Algebra (3 hours)

A study of functions from algebraic, graphical, numerical and modeling perspectives. The functions are chosen from among linear, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 21.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus (4 hours)

A study of elementary functions, their graphs, and applications, including polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 24 or grade of "C" or better in MATH 1100 College Algebra.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 1450 Finite Mathematics (4 hours)

A survey of specialized mathematical techniques used to solve contemporary problems in business, economics and the social sciences. Topics may include linear regression, mathematical finance, systems of equations, matrix algebra, linear programming, enumeration, probability, and statistics.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT of at least 24 or a grade of "C "or better in MATH 1100 College Algebra.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 1500 Calculus for Management, Biological, and Social Sciences (4 hours)

A calculus course for non-mathematics majors. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on relevant applications.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 24 or grade of "C" or better in MATH 1100 College Algebra.
(Normally offered once a year.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 1600 Calculus I (5 hours)

An introduction to calculus of a single variable. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, and beginning integration with applications. Assignments are given that help build proficiency in the use of a computer algebra system.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 27 or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 1470 Trigonometry or MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I (3 hours)

This is an introduction to the basic accounting model and the framework for developing financial statements. The major focus is on the study of generally accepted accounting principles as they apply to the measurement of income and the presentation of a firm's financial position.
(Normally offered each semester.)

ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II (3 hours)

The role of accounting in the formation and capitalization of corporations is studied. Other topics include cash flow, analysis and interpretation of financial statements, and basic managerial accounting.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I.
(Normally offered each semester.)

ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I (3 hours)

A study of accounting theory and procedure and the preparation of financial statements for corporations. Subjects include present value concepts and the measurement, recording, and presentation of cash receivables, inventory, income, fixed assets, and intangible asset transactions.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II (3 hours)

A continuation of ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I that includes a study of long-term liabilities, stockholders' equity transactions, and preparation of the cash flow statement.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2110 Intermediate Accounting I.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 2280 Cost Accounting (3 hours)

A study of methods used in allocating costs and expenses to operations. The course involves the comparison of cost data with predetermined budgets and standards.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 2440 Accounting Information Systems (3 hours)

Focuses on the collecting, processing, and communicating financial information in an organization. An entity's processing cycles are studied. Students receive hands-on experience with manual and computerized accounting applications, including spreadsheets.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I and ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 3300 Managerial Accounting (3 hours)

This course studies advanced topics in providing and utilizing accounting information in the planning and controlling of business operations, in costing products or services, and in providing quality to customers. Students also study how this information is utilized to create value through improved decision-making from decisions regarding inventory to profitability analysis to long-term capital investments. This course also studies the use of financial information, as well as non-financial information, to evaluate business performance, strategy, and implementation.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2280 Cost Accounting or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 3400 Individual Federal Tax Accounting (3 hours)

An introduction to Federal Income Tax laws through the study of the tax law, regulations, and procedures that apply to individual taxpayers. This course provides a basic understanding of the Federal Income Tax code and of tax compliance as it relates to individual taxpayers.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 4410 Corporate Federal Tax (3 hours)

A study of the tax law, regulations and procedures that apply to corporations and partnerships. This course also studies more advanced topics in individual and corporate Federal tax law.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 3400 Individual Federal Tax Accounting.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 4420 Auditing (3 hours)

This course provides an overview of the auditing profession and studies the various types of audit reports. Ethics and professionalism are discussed in the framework of the Code of Professional Conduct for Certified Public Accountants. Concepts such as materiality, audit risk, and evidence are visited, as well as audit planning, internal control, and workpaper documentation. The concept of audit sampling is introduced. Auditing applications to the various business cycles and financial statement accounts are explored.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

ACCT 4430 Advanced Accounting (3 hours)

Students learn accounting issues related to corporate expansion and prepare financial statements for consolidated entities. International accounting standards, foreign currency, and partnerships are also studied. Additionally, at least 25% of the course focuses on accounting for government and not-for-profit organizations.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in ACCT 2120 Intermediate Accounting II.
(Normally offered each fall semester.)

ACCT 4970 Accounting Internship (3 hours)

Each student must work with the department intern coordinator to obtain an accounting-related internship related to the specific area of emphasis or interest of the student. This course presents each student the opportunity for work-related application of accounting. Under special circumstances, a second internship may be taken for credit with the approval of the business department chair and the internship coordinator.
No Pass/Fail.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of the department internship coordinator.
(Normally offered each semester including summer.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Experiential Learning: Intensive
BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing (3 hours)

Students examine the role of marketing in society with an introduction to the fundamentals of strategic marketing planning and the development of the marketing mix. Topics include buyer behavior, market segmentation, distribution, pricing policies, communication strategies, and product development.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 2100 Business and Economic Statistics (3 hours)

An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics include gathering, organizing, interpreting, and presenting data with emphasis on hypothesis testing as a method for decision making in the fields of business and economics. Procedures include z-tests, t-tests, ANOVAs, correlation, and simple regression.
Cross listed with ECON 2100.
Prerequisite(s): Demonstrated proficiency in high school algebra or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 2300 Business Communication (3 hours)

This course will review the basics of effective oral and written communication and apply these basics to business writing and presentations. A variety of individual and collaborative projects, including memos, letters, and reports, will emphasize the process of drafting, revising, and editing business communications.
Prerequisite(s):  Business Administration, Accounting, Economics, International Business, or Sport Management major.

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
BUSAD 2500 Principles of Management (3 hours)

An introduction to management theory and practice. Students explore the history of management and the environment in which managers operate. Classroom discussion focuses on the basic managerial functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: UC Leadership Thread
BUSAD 2700 Business Law I (3 hours)

An introduction to the law, the courts, torts and contracts. It will also explore the law's application to business. This is a required course for Business Administration and Accounting majors.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 2800 Business Law II (3 hours)

A survey of the application of the law to business entities, with an emphasis on business formation, negotiable instruments and other legal matters. The course is designed to meet the needs of accounting students, prelaw students and students planning on attending graduate school. The course does not satisfy the Business Law requirement for Business Administration majors.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
BUSAD 3300 Quantitative Methods (3 hours)

This course will review modern quantitative methods used in decision making. The intent is to expose the student to various modeling techniques and to apply these techniques using Excel. Topics include productivity and capacity analysis, forecasting, regression analysis, linear programming, PERT/CPM, and statistical process control.
Prerequisite(s): Grade of "C-" or better in BUSAD 2100 Business and Economic Statistics and MATH 1100 College Algebra or higher.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 3700 Financial Management (3 hours)

Students are introduced to financial management of proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations. Concepts of risk and return, time value of money, and stock and bond valuation are analyzed from a quantitative approach and applied throughout the course. Additional topics covered are the cost of capital as related to discounted cash flow, capital budgeting, and strategic financing decisions. A project consisting of several spreadsheet applications will be utilized in order to expose students to their potential for financial analysis. Topics covered include: basic financial statements, financial ratio analysis, time value of money, valuation and rates of return, the cost of capital, and capital budgeting.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and grades of "C-" or better in ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles, ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II and MATH 1100 College Algebra or higher, or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

BUSAD 4600 Business Ethics (3 hours)

This course investigates ethical issues and moral dilemmas found in the modern business arena. The conflict between an organization's economic performance and its social obligations are studied. Various economic theories, legal regulations and philosophic doctrines are discussed. Contemporary Western moral philosophy, historic and contemporary Christian ethics, and social theory provide a context for the course. Case studies are integrated throughout the semester.
(Normally offered each spring semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
BUSAD 4800 Strategic Management (3 hours)

This course integrates all prior accounting, business, and economics courses as final preparation for the student's entry into the business world or graduate studies. Case studies and computer simulations are utilized to enable students to gain an understanding of business operations and the application of business principles.
Prerequisite(s): Senior standing Business Administration, Accounting, or Economics majors, grades of "C-" or better in  ACCT 1310 Principles of Accounting I, ACCT 1320 Principles of Accounting II, ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles, ECON 1540 Microeconomic Principles, and BUSAD 2500 Principles of Management and BUSAD 2000 Principles of Marketing, or permission of the instructor.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Writing Instructive
COMM 4100 Communication in the Professions (4 hours)

Students will create and deliver presentations for a variety of communication contexts and audiences. Skills in interviewing and group problem solving will be also be developed.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and instructor permission.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Essential Connections: Speaking Instructive
ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles (3 hours)

An examination of the macroeconomic theories, problems, and policies of the U.S. economy. Topics include supply and demand, a description of the main sectors of the economy, and the role of government in stabilizing the economy with monetary and fiscal policies.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Going Global Thread
ECON 1540 Microeconomic Principles (3 hours)

An examination of the microeconomic theories, problems, and policies of the U.S. economy. Topics include the theory of the firm, market structures, and current economic issues such as income distribution, antitrust policy, poverty, the farm problem, and international trade.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 1530 Macroeconomic Principles strongly recommended.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Scientific Investigations: Social Science
Archway Curriculum: Integrative Core: Power Thread
ECON 2100 Business and Economic Statistics (3 hours)

See BUSAD 2100 Business and Economic Statistics.
 

MATH 1100 College Algebra (3 hours)

A study of functions from algebraic, graphical, numerical and modeling perspectives. The functions are chosen from among linear, polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 21.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus (4 hours)

A study of elementary functions, their graphs, and applications, including polynomial, rational, algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 24 or grade of "C" or better in MATH 1100 College Algebra.

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 1450 Finite Mathematics (4 hours)

A survey of specialized mathematical techniques used to solve contemporary problems in business, economics and the social sciences. Topics may include linear regression, mathematical finance, systems of equations, matrix algebra, linear programming, enumeration, probability, and statistics.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT of at least 24 or a grade of "C "or better in MATH 1100 College Algebra.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 1500 Calculus for Management, Biological, and Social Sciences (4 hours)

A calculus course for non-mathematics majors. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, and integration with emphasis on relevant applications.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 24 or grade of "C" or better in MATH 1100 College Algebra.
(Normally offered once a year.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving
MATH 1600 Calculus I (5 hours)

An introduction to calculus of a single variable. Topics include limits, continuity, differentiation, and beginning integration with applications. Assignments are given that help build proficiency in the use of a computer algebra system.
Prerequisite(s): Math ACT score of at least 27 or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 1470 Trigonometry or MATH 1400 Pre-Calculus.
(Normally offered each semester.)

Archway Curriculum: Foundational Literacies: Mathematical Problem Solving