MBA Knowledge Courses
These courses are required of students who do not have an undergraduate business degree or equivalent experience for admission to the program. They are also recommended for those students who want to refresh their knowledge or reinforce what they have gained through experience.
Students have the option to take the knowledge courses listed below at DSU or complete the requirements via the Peregrine Academic Leveling Courses (ALC) system, students have the flexibility to complete the ALC modules at their own pace. The self-paced modules include an examination to ensure that students have mastered the contents of the modules. The self-study modules allows for tracking student completion of the modules. Students interact directly with Peregrine to purchase and take the required ALC modules and complete an exam at their pace. Peregrine exam services are approved by ACBSP accreditation.
ACCT 210 Principles of Accounting I (3 credit hours)
A study of fundamental accounting principles and procedures such as journalizing, posting, preparation of financial statements, and other selected topics. Accounting is emphasized as a service activity designed to provide the information about economic entities that is necessary for making sound decisions.
ACCT 211 Principles of Accounting II (3 credit hours)
A continuation of ACCT 210 with emphasis on partnership and corporate structures, management decision-making, cost control, and other selected topics.
ACCT 610 Foundations of Accounting and Business Law (3 credit hours) OR ALC - Foundations of Accounting and ALC- Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business
Introduction to the fundamental principles of financial accounting and business law. Emphasis is placed on preparation and analyzing the four basic financial statements, applying the basic accounting principles to accounts receivable, fixed assets, depreciation, inventory valuation, internal control, liabilities, and equity. Business Law topics include the US legal system, torts, and contracts.
BADM 220 Business Statistics (3 credit hours) OR ALC-Foundations of Quantitative Analysis and Statistics
This course introduces students to basic statistical methods. Topics, with computer applications, include: descriptive statistics, probability, distributions, sampling, estimation and index numbers with emphasis on applications in business and economics.
BADM 310 Business Finance (3 credit hours)
Business finance is an overview of financial theory including the time value of money, capital budgeting, capital structure theory, dividend policies, asset pricing, risk and return, the efficient markets hypothesis, bond and stock valuation, business performance evaluation and other financial topics.
BADM 350 Legal Environment of Business (3 credit hours)
This is a study of legal topics as they apply to the business environment. Topics include an introduction to the law, the U.S. Court system, legal process, government regulation, and criminal, tort, and contract issues.
BADM 360 Organization and Management (3 credit hours)
This course is a study of management, including the planning, direction, controlling and coordinating of the various activities involved in operating a business enterprise.
BADM 370 Marketing (3 credit hours)
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts and practices of modern marketing. Topics include marketing and its linkages to business, consumer behavior, marketing research, strategy and planning, product and pricing decisions, distributions and promotion decisions, marketing management, and evaluation and control aspects for both consumer and industrial goods.
BADM 610 Foundations of Economics and Finance (3 credit hours) OR ALC-Foundations of Microeconomics, ALC-Foundations of Macroeconomics, and ALC-Foundations of Business Finance
This course provides an overview of microeconomic principles and business finance and incorporates significant information technology integration. Topics include the study of microeconomics concepts as they relate to the consumer, worker, and business decisions. Emphasis is given to satisfaction maximizing behavior by individuals and profit maximization by firms. Market structures are thoroughly analyzed regarding their effect on price, out, and competitiveness. Topics in business finance include an overview of financial theory including the time value of money, capital budgeting, capital structure theory, asset pricing, risk and return, the efficient markets hypothesis, and bond and stock valuation. Technology integration includes some or all of the following: the use of Internet-based resources to supply data for analysis and information on current issues relevant to the course; the use of simulations, games, and computer applications to reinforce economic concepts, and the introduction of software tools that enhance the summary and presentation of economic information in a professional setting.
BADM 660 Foundations of Business Practice (3 credit hours) OR ALC-Foundations of Marketing and ALC-Foundations of Organizational Behavior
Provides conceptual background and fundamental knowledge about Management and Marketing to graduate students as preparation to take core courses in the MBA program.
ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credit hours)
Principles of microeconomics studies basic economic concepts as they relate to consumer, worker, and business decisions. Emphasis is given to satisfaction maximizing behavior by individuals and profit maximization by firms. Market structures are thoroughly analyzed regarding their effect on price, output, and competitiveness.
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credit hours)
Principles of macroeconomics considers the economy as a whole, how its sectors interact, and how monetary and fiscal policy can influence output, inflation, interest rates, unemployment, poverty, debt, and other factors.