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Course Description
This course included communication theory as well as speech preparation, delivery, and communication technology. Student learning focuses on researching, composing, and delivering formal and impromptu speeches and presentations. Topics include research, analyzing and adapting audiences, message construction, outlining, delivery of messages and effective use of visual aids and technology. This course will develop each student’s ability to communicate effectively with respect to audience and purpose. The major emphasis is on the preparation and delivery of presentations ranging from one-on-one pitches and small group discussion to large audience speeches.

Course Description
Students will write argument-based assignments leading to an independently researched project based on academic and professional goals. Students will be required to 1.) find and integrate a variety of sources, 2.) read and analyze these sources, 3.) develop strong thesis statements that reflect perspectives on topics or issues, and 4.) construct persuasive arguments that engage with the viewpoints of experts and commentators. As the term progresses, students will have the opportunity to re-think or revise the ideas and perspectives they explored in earlier writing assignments by engaging with peer feedback and revising earlier drafts. Placement recommendations will require students to take ENGL 101 as a three credit course OR in conjunction with an additional credit of lab or studio instruction. Students who earn F or NP grades in ENGL 101 will be required to re-take the course in conjunction with a one-credit Writing Studio course.

Course Description
This course introduces students to the different kinds of communities that people construct for themselves (e.g. social, political, artistic, etc.) and the values and dynamics that define such communities (e.g. cooperation, civility, tolerance, responsibility, etc.). The notion of what it means to be a responsible member of the community will actively be explored and discussed by engagement and analysis of multiple communities: the classroom community, the Point Park University community, and the Pittsburgh community. Students will also examine the responsibilities they have to their personal academic development.

Choose two of the following courses:

  • ECON 201 – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • GCS 175 – Intro to Global Cultural Studies
  • GCS/MLNG – 205 Languages of the World
  • HIST 201 – Western Civilization I
  • HIST 202 – Western Civilization II
  • PADM 210/POLS 204 – Public Administratio
  • POLS 205 – World Geography
  • POLS 250 – Intro to Study of Gov’t Systems
  • PHIL 215 – World Religions
  • SOC/MLNG 260 – Japanese Culture
  • THEA 225 – History Theatre I
  • THEA 226 – History Theatre II

Choose one of the following courses:

  • CHEM 101 – General Chemistry I
  • NSET 110 – Intro to Natural Sciences I
  • NSET 111 – Intro to Natural Sciences II
  • NSET 120 – Environmental Science
  • NSET 122 – The Science of Light

Course Description
This college level algebra course includes the study of linear, polynomial, rational, radical, quadratic, exponential, and logarithmic functions and their graphs. Other topics include inequalities, factoring, systems of equations, complex numbers, and applications. Students enrolling in this course should have a background in college preparatory algebra, including high school Algebra I and Algebra II or equivalent.

Choose one of the following courses:

  • EDUC 252 – Children’s Literature
  • ENGL 120 – Introduction to Literary Studies
  • ENGL 251 – World Lit: Novels
  • ENGL 252 – The Art of Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 253 – The Art of Poetry
  • ENGL 254 – The Art of Short Story
  • ENGL 255 – Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Literature
  • JOUR 225 – Deconstructing the Story

Choose two of the following courses:

  • EDUC 220 – Family and Community Diversity
  • EDUC 228 – Educational Psychology
  • HIST 206 – Foundations in Feminism: Women’s History in Western World
  • PSYC 150 – Psychological Foundations
  • PSYC 203 – Theories of Personality
  • PSYC 214 – Psychology of Emotion
  • PSYC 230 – Characterological and Psychotic in Film and Fiction
  • SOC 150 – Sociological Foundations

Choose one of the following courses:

  • BMGT 271 – The Money Thing: Life and Finances During and After College
  • BUS 404 – Business Ethics
  • CMPS 330 – Electronic Commerce
  • ECON 202 – Principles of Microeconomics

Choose one of the following courses:

  • ART 100 – Intro to Visual Arts
  • CINE 170 – Intro to Screenwriting for Non-Majors
  • COMM 290 – Seminar in Media Studies
  • COPA 250 – Exploring the Arts
  • EDUC 251 – Art and Music in Teaching
  • ENGL 200 – Creative Writing
  • ENGL 252 – The Art of Creative Nonfiction
  • ENGL 253 – The Art of Poetry
  • ENGL 254 – The Art of Short Story
  • MLNG 220 – French Literature in Translation
  • PHOT 101 – Photography for Non-Majors
  • THEA 230 – Introduction to Theatre

Course Description
Data analysis and charts, rules of probability, conditional probability, distributions, random variables, sampling, confidence interval estimates, hypothesis testing, regression and correlation. Students enrolling in this course should have a background in college preparatory algebra, including high school Algebra I and Algebra II or equivalent.

Course Description
The basic principles and procedures for gathering, recording, summarizing and interpreting accounting data.

Course Description
Use of accounting information for management planning and control and the interpretation of accounting data as a management tool. Prerequisite: ACCT 102.

Course Description
An introduction to the law in general and a survey of the law as it relates to business transactions including the law of contracts, agency and employment, personal property, bailments, real property, wills, descendants’ estates, trusts and international law. Prerequisite: BMGT 101.

Course Description
Study of functions, institutions, marketing structure tools, career opportunities and the preparation of a complete marketing campaign for a job.

Course Description
Selection procedures, training techniques, wage and salary administration, fringe benefits, grievance procedures and disciplinary action. Prerequisites: BMGT 101; PSYC 150.

Course Description
This Pass/Fail course will prepare each student for their formal review by a board to determine each student’s ability to enroll in the Cooperative Education program in the School of Business. Emphasis will be placed on resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews, electronic portfolio, and various other methods to adequately prepare students for possible Cooperative Educational opportunities. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

Course Description
The problems associated with the effective management of capital. Includes the development of corporations, legal aspects, securities market, and financial planning and development. Prerequisites: BMGT 101; ACCT 102; MATH 175.

Course Description
Students will study concepts of operations management. Students will learn to use statistical techniques and quantitative analysis to apply to business type problems. Topics will include: Project management (PERT), use of formulas/mathematical equations/probability to make business decisions, models such as linear programming, forecasting, and basic inventory models.

Course Description
Examines the role of individual and group behavior within work organizations. Review the traditional theories of management. Topics will include motivation, leadership, group behavior, organizational structure, conflict management, and resistance to change.

Course Description
The course focuses on the computerized and Web-based systems used in business. Topics covered will includeknowledge management, customer relationship management, enterprise resource management, and supply chain management.

Course Description
An introduction to the pricing and allocation mechanism of the classical market economy.

Course Description
An introduction to computerized accounting information systems. Financial data processing and reporting, including application of accounting concepts, principles and preparation of reports, using systems commonly used in actual practice. Prerequisite: ACCT 210.

Course Description
A study of accounting standards, the conceptual framework and financial reporting with a focus on the income statement, the balance sheet, the statement of cash flows, and a detailed examination of accounting concepts related to cash, receivables and inventories. Prerequisite: ACCT 210, CMPS 214.

Course Description
A study of accounting standards, the conceptual framework and financial reporting with a focus on the income statement, the balance sheet, the statement of cash flows, and a detailed examination of accounting concepts related to cash, receivables and inventories. Prerequisite: ACCT 210, CMPS 214.

Course Description
A study of accounting standards, the conceptual framework and financial reporting with a focus on revenue recognition, income taxes, leases, pension, and post-retirement benefits. Prerequisite: ACCT 311

Course Description
Basic principles and procedures of Federal Taxation with an emphasis on individual taxpayers. Perquisites: ACCT 210, CMPS 214 or permission of instructor.

Course Description
Accounting principles as they relate to business combinations and the consolidation process. Advanced complex financial accounting topics will be covered. Prerequisites: ACCT 312.

Course Description
An introduction to the fundamentals of financial statement auditing. A student of the principles and practices used by public accountants in examining financial statements and supporting data with an emphasis on the basic auditing concepts such as risk, internal control, evidence, objectivity and important relationships among these concepts. Perquisites: ACCT 312.

Course Description
A survey of the law as it relates to business transactions including the law of sales, the Uniform Commercial Code, consumer law, commercial papers, partnerships, corporations, antitrust, labor, environmental, secured transactions, bankruptcy, insurance and administrative law. Prerequisite: BMGT 201.

Course Description
The objectives, methods and forms of business communications; business research and the classification and presentation of findings. Prerequisites: ENGL 101.

Course Description
This course will provide you with concepts and tools to utilize data for making informed business decisions. We will start with the raw data and work our way to conclusions and examine all the intermediate steps in detail. Topics as data collection, model selection, built-in assumptions, and uncertainty will be at the core of the course. You will familiarize yourself with tools to apply these concepts in practice.

Course Description
An introduction to spreadsheet, database management and communication software. A thorough understanding is achieved through laboratory assignments.

Select (3) courses in ACCT, BMGT, CMPS or MATH
*Math 190 Calculus recommended if graduate study anticipated.

Electives provide students with the opportunity to study content areas that meet personal, professional, or vocational interests.

Career Outcomes

With a median annual wage of $63,550, the field of accounting offers security and a rewarding standard of living. Accounting graduates have a number of career options.

Management accountants are upper-level accountants responsible for helping organizations improve the performance of their budgets. These professionals may analyze budget data, make forecasts, design budget systems, oversee lower-level accountants and help with financial decision making. Management accountants can be found in public companies, private businesses and government agencies.

Government accountants work at all levels of government to help manage funds, investigate financial crimes and conduct audits. They require knowledge in a variety of accounting systems, including but not limited to fund accounting, financial data analysis and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Successful professionals have strong interpersonal, communication and analytical skills.

Internal auditors are responsible for assessing the internal financial structure of companies and organizations. These professionals may determine if operations are running efficiently, how reliable a company’s financial reporting is, whether fraud has occurred and whether a company has adhered to compliance standards and laws. Internal auditors must be excellent problem solvers and critical thinkers.

External auditors are responsible for examining financial statements of companies and organizations and determining whether they are presented fairly and accurately. Their work helps to identify errors and fraud issues and is often handed over to governing bodies, creditors and other entities upon completion. External auditors also provide consulting services for individuals, companies, organizations and others.

Financial analysts help companies and individuals make intelligent decisions about investments. They research economic conditions and company information to recommend sound courses of action and may specialize in areas such as risk, ratings, funds or portfolios. Financial analysts must possess strong skills in mathematics, decision making, computer usage, communication and analysis.

Tax preparers help clients successfully navigate the tax system, fill out tax forms and file returns. They may be responsible for computing taxes, reviewing financial records, offering advice regarding deductions, credits and liabilities, and other related tasks. Tax preparers may work for both individuals and companies.

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