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Business Administration

Diploma Program in Business Administration

(20 Courses – 60 Semester Credit Hours / 900 clock hours / 24 Months)

The Business Administration diploma program is designed to provide the latest information and technology in the field management to prepare students for careers in business and government. A full-time, academically prepared student can complete the program in about two years.

Students must complete and pass all 60 Semester Credit Hours associated with the courses below:

ACC-100 – Principles of Accounting

3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: MAT-100 and BUS 100
Course Code: 25401
Description: This course covers analysis and recording of business transactions; accounting for sales, purchases, cash disbursements, and receivables; includes end-of-fiscal period work, adjustments, financial statements, and closing procedures.

BUS-100 – Introduction to Business
3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: 25402
Description: The course provides a foundation in business operations through a survey of major business functions (management, production, marketing, finance and accounting, human resource management, and various support functions). The course offers an overview of business organizations and the business environment, strategic planning, international business, and quality assurance.

CIS-110 – Introduction to Computers
3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisites: None
Course Code: 35401
Description: This course provides an introduction to computers and computing. Topics include the impact of computers on society, ethical issues, and hardware/software applications, including spreadsheets, databases, word processors, graphics, the Internet, and operating systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role and function of computers and use the computer to solve problems.

ENG-101 – English Composition
3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: 35402
Description: This course emphasizes the principles of writing coherent expository essays in various modes. The course reinforces and emphasizes the concept of writing as a process that includes developing and narrowing a topic, logically organizing ideas, drafting, and revising. The course introduces the process of using sources to support ideas and documentation of sources in accordance with citation styles.

MAT-100- College Algebra

3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: 35403
Description: This course focuses on algebraic topics needed for success in college mathematics and its applications. It includes the real number system, linear equations and inequalities, word problems, polynomials and factoring, rational algebraic expressions, exponents and radicals, quadratic equations, irrational equations, graphics of equations, systems of equations, and logarithmic and exponential functions.

BUS-105 – Principles of Organizational Behavior

3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: 25403
Description: This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of organizational behavior. The course emphasizes the human problems and behaviors in organizations and methods of dealing with these problems. The course focuses on motivation, informal groups, power and politics, communication, ethics, conflict resolution, employment laws, technology and people, and managing change.

BUS-200 – Principles of Management
3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: BUS 100
Course Code: 25404
Description: This course provides a survey of fundamental management concepts and techniques. This information contributes to effective management and provides a foundation for the continued study of management applications. The emphasis is placed on the roles, the environment, and the primary functions of the manager (planning, organizing, leading, controlling), as well as the skills required and various techniques used to perform these functions. The course will also highlight the development of management principles and their integration into modern management theory. The communication process, motivation, and operations (production) management are also presented.

ECM-210 – Introduction to E-Commerce
3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: 25405
Description: This course introduces the concepts and tools to implement electronic commerce via the Internet. Topics include application and server software selection, securing transactions, use and verification of credit cards, publishing of catalogs, and site administration. Upon completion, students should be able to setup a working e-commerce Internet web site.

BUS-230 – Introduction to Business Law
3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: BUS 100
Course Code: 25406
Description: This course covers the scope of business law such as individual, business, and legal relationships; legal concepts, philosophy, and functions; and federal and state court systems. Also covers contracts, sales, business forms, and property. The course introduces negotiable instruments and antitrust laws.

ECO-100 – Principles of Microeconomics

3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: MAT-100
Course Code: 25407
Description: This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry in the market economy. Topics include the price mechanism, supply and demand, optimizing economic behavior, costs and revenue, market structures, factor markets, income distribution, market failure, and government intervention. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and evaluate consumer and business alternatives in order to efficiently achieve economic objectives. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

MKT-100 – Principles of Marketing

3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: 25408
Description: This course introduces basic marketing principles and concepts. Emphasis is placed on the development of marketing strategy and the major components of the marketing mix, (product, price, promotion, and distribution). The course reviews the critical environmental factors of markets, domestic and international, and customer behavior characteristics that affect marketing operations. The course highlights the integration of marketing with other functions in a business organization.

ENG-215 – Research and Writing
3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: ENG101
Course Code: 35404
Description: This course examines and implements the principles of argumentation. An argumentative paper is researched and developed based on the concept of writing as a process. The course focuses on the logical organization of ideas patterned on established structures of argument. The course reinforces the importance of the research process and critical evaluation of sources. Acknowledging the intellectual property of others through the proper documentation of sources is stressed.

ACC-201 – Principles of Accounting II
3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: ACC 100 and MAT-100
Course Code: 25409
Description: This course provides an understanding of accounting concepts, assumptions, and principles. The course also progresses to evaluation of accounting data for merchandise inventory, deferrals and accruals, plant assets, intangibles, payables, and payroll. The course introduces accounting for business and corporations as related to stocks, bonds, and corporate earnings. It introduces partnership accounting and, in addition, introduces the statement of cash flows.

HUM-200 – American History

3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: 35405
Description: This course is designed to gain a greater understanding of the political, cultural, economic, and commercial aspects of American History using the tools of today’s environment

PSY-100 – The Individual and Society
3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: 25410
Description: This course presents the various ways in which the individual constructs his self-awareness. Studies how social institutions, such as the family and religion, influence the psychological makeup of the individual.

BUS-250 – Human Resource Management
3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: BUS 100
Course Code: 25411
Description: This course analyzes the major human resource management functions in organizations. The course presents the various components of the human resource management process (planning, recruitment, selection, training/ development, compensation, performance appraisal, labor relations, employee relations), and the associated activities to perform these functions. The course highlights the human resource management responsibilities of all managers. The course also emphasizes job analysis considerations, the supporting role of human resource management to strategic planning, and the major government legislation affecting human resource management.

BUS-290 – Business Ethics

3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: BUS 100
Course Code: 25412
Description: This course deepens awareness of ethical principles through the consideration of problems encountered by the business person in general business enterprises and electronic business. The course analyzes the need for honesty in contracts, budgeting, developing products, promotions, pricing, distribution strategies, and customer service.

BUS-220 – Business Finance

3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: ACC-201
Course Code: 25412
Description: This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of business finance. The course requires an understanding of mathematics as well as economic concepts and accounting principles. The course is corporate-oriented with emphasis on practical applications and problem solving techniques. The primary objective is to provide the student with the tools to understand and solve the basic financial problems confronting business today. The topics covered include the time value of money, valuation of assets, capital budgeting techniques, capital structure theory, and dividend policy assessment. The application of the topics to international markets will be made whenever possible.

ECO-110 – Principles of Macroeconomics

3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: MAT-100
Course Code: 25413
Description: This course introduces economic analysis of aggregate employment, income, and prices. Topics include major schools of economic thought; aggregate supply and demand; economic measures, fluctuations, and growth; money and banking; stabilization techniques; and international trade. Upon completion, students should be able to evaluate national economic components, conditions, and alternatives for achieving socioeconomic goals. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in social/behavioral sciences.

INT-110 – International Business

3 Semester Credit Hrs/8 Weeks/45 clock hours
Prerequisite: None
Course Code: 25414
Description: This course provides an overview of the environment, concepts, and basic differences involved in international business. Topics include forms of foreign involvement, international trade theory, governmental influences on trade and strategies, international organizations, multinational corporations, personnel management, and international marketing. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the foundation of international business.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the prerequisites for this program?
There are no prerequisites for this program.

Can I transfer any credits into this program?
Yes, you may transfer up to 20 semester credit hours into this program.

How much is the program tuition for in-state and out-of-state applicants?
The tuition per class is $402. The tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state applicants. The tuition does not include the exam vouchers for the IT certification exams associated with some of our online courses.

How long are these programs?
These programs are offered completely online and each program is two years long. You must take two courses at a time to complete the program within the assigned 2 years.

Does the Business Administration diploma program have any certification exams associated with?
No, this program is business-focused and has no IT certification exams associated.

How much is the application fee?
InovaTech does not charge students an application fee when applying for any of our programs.

What financial assistance options do you offer?
Please access the Financial Assistance page for detailed information.

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