Business

The Valor Business Department hosts a variety of relevant and rigorous business and marketing classes that, when properly completed, will prepare a student to continue to pursue excellence in their academic and professional pursuits. As students finish their learning, most of them will choose educational options that will place them in a business environment. Skills that students develop in the courses offered by the Valor Business Department will ensure they possess the competence and knowledge for future university studies in Business.

Business Department Courses

BUS 105: Introduction to Business Studies

Introduction to Business is a course designed to provide students with basic but essential knowledge of economics, business types, ethics, management, investments, role of the consumer, and career exploration. Areas of business fundamentals covered include the Free Enterprise System, entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting, businesses ownership, profit motive, career preparation, and general operational concepts.

Grade: Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Term: SemesterCredit: .05

Prerequisites: None

BUS 225: Personal Finance

This course will help students develop guidelines for effectively managing their money. Personal Finance is a course that offers practical, applicable knowledge to prepare students for life. Savings and investments, Credit and Debt, Budgeting, Bargain Shopping, Insurance, Risk Management and Real Estate (including mortgages) will be some essential units covered in the personal finance course. In addition, students will learn to utilize Excel and to understand how to read and understand paychecks and bank accounts. A Christian perspective, including being a wise steward of God’s money, will be central to learning about debt, credit and money management in this course.

Grade: Junior, Senior

Term: SemesterCredit: .05

Prerequisites: None for Seniors; BUS 105 for Juniors

Notes: Fee required.

BUS 235: Marketing

Marketing is a fast-paced and energetic class which prepares students for their future using many real business examples and practical applications. Marketing introduces students to marketing practices, principles, and related careers. Units of study will include The Marketing Concept, the Strategic Planning, Selling, Promotion, Product Distribution, Price Decisions, and Market Segmentations. Students will engage in many hands-on activities to demonstrate their understanding of learned concepts.

Grade: Sophomore, Junior, Senior

Term: YearCredit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Introduction to Business

BUS 305: Entrepreneurship

This course is designed to introduce students to the role of small business in our free enterprise system. In addition to understanding the role of entrepreneurship in our current society, students will research and understand various entrepreneurs and their characteristics. Students will understand the process of researching consumer needs and implementing ideas that meet those needs through the development of a new business, and through the development of a business plan. Students will participate in a project that includes business planning and management.

Grade: Junior, Senior

Term: YearCredit: 1.0

Prerequisites: Introduction to Business and/or Marketing

Notes: Fee required.

BUS 335: Accounting & Corporate Finance

This course introduces the students to the fundamentals of accounting theory and practice that underlie basic accounting procedures. The objective of the course is to learn basic accounting fundamentals leading to sound business practice and also gain knowledge of how to read, understand, and analyze financial statements. The course is intended for students with no previous exposure to financial accounting. Initially, the course focuses on basic accounting procedures to include: accounting cycle, journals, ledgers, internal control principles and how to prepare and interpret the primary financial statements that summarize a firm’s economic transactions (i.e., the balance sheet, the income statement, and the statement of cash flows). Ultimately the students will engage in thoughtful analysis of corporate finance and its implications personally as well as for business organizations. This course is recommended for potential business majors in college and/or those interested in business as a career.

Grade: Junior, Senior

Term: SemesterCredit: .05

Prerequisites: Intro to Business and/or Marketing