Business Administration Degree Program Courses
DeVry University's Business Administration degree program can help you develop a strong foundation in core business concepts. The program is designed to produce graduates who are able to communicate effectively, develop leadership and decision-making skills, demonstrate teamwork with diverse populations, and use real-world applications to solve business problems. The following represents some of the core coursework our business administration students will experience.
Business Administration Degree Program Course Descriptions
Introduction to Business and Technology
Principles of Management
Database Essentials for Business with Lab
Principles of Economics
BUSN115 Introduction to Business and Technology
This course introduces business and the environments in which businesses operate. Students examine the roles of major functional areas of business and interrelationships among them. Organizational theories and techniques are examined, and economic, cultural, political and technological factors affecting business organizations are evaluated.
In this course students apply principles and strategies for marketing products and services to industrial, commercial and governmental entities. Topics include ways in which market information and product life cycle affect product and production design; forecasting techniques; interdependencies between marketing and operations functions; and selling skills.
This course introduces corporate financial structure and covers basic capital budgeting techniques, including discounted cash flow analysis. Funds sources and financial resource allocation are analyzed. Spreadsheet software packages are used to analyze data and solve case-based problems.
MGMT303 Principles of Management
This course examines fundamental management theories and traditional managerial responsibilities in formal and informal organizational structures. Planning, organizing, directing, controlling and staffing are explored.
BIS245 Database Essentials for Business with Lab
Students in this course learn to design relational databases and to build database applications, including tables, queries, forms, reports and macros. Also addressed is implementation of basic database security, backup and recovery procedures. Generating reports and meeting business requirements are emphasized.
ACCT346 Managerial Accounting
This course introduces how managers use accounting information in business decision-making. Topics include standard cost systems, budgeting, break-even analysis, relevant cost issues, and the effect of state and federal taxes on decision-making. These principles apply to all types of businesses, including the service industry, manufacturing and merchandising. Students use spreadsheet applications to analyze and provide solutions to challenges faced by management in today’s business environment.
ECON312 Principles of Economics
This course introduces basic concepts and issues in microeconomics, macroeconomics and international trade. Microeconomic concepts, such as supply and demand and the theory of the firm, serve as foundations for analyzing macroeconomic issues. Macroeconomic topics include gross domestic product (GDP), and fiscal and monetary policy, as well as international topics such as trade and exchange rates. The course stresses analyzing and applying economic variables of real-world issues.
BUSN460 Senior Project
Working in teams, students apply knowledge and skills, including competencies in problem-solving, critical thinking, research, teamwork, and oral and written communication, to real-world problems in a client-based environment. Assignments are based on competencies developed in students’ prior coursework.