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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 Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Term: Semester
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: 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 Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Term: Semester
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: None for Seniors; BUS 105 for Juniors

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, as well as an understanding of how biblical principles apply in marketing.

 

Grade Level: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: 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. Additional consideration will also be given to how biblical principles apply in entrepreneurship.

 

Grade Level: Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Introduction to Business and/or Marketing

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 Level: Junior and Senior
Term: Semester
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: Intro to Business and/or Marketing

BUS 350 Advanced Business Strategies

Advanced Business Strategies is designed for the serious-minded business student interested in advanced level business concepts. This is a capstone project-based course covering the following concepts: marketing research, management, international business, college-level terminology, sports marketing, hospitality, and advanced economics. Students will be expected to complete, either individually or in a group, a written business plan after intense research and development. Business computer simulations and Harvard Business Review case studies will be utilized. Additional consideration will include further study of the application of biblical principles in business. Students enrolled in will be encouraged to compete in Valor’s DECA program.

 

Grade Level: Junior, Senior
Term: Year
Credits: 1.0
Prerequisite: Introduction to Business

BUS 355 Arts Entrepreneurship

Course description coming soon.

Grade Level: Junior and Senior
Term: Semester
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: Acceptance into Arts Conservatory