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2018-19

Accounting, Business Analytics, CIS & Law

Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Information Systems & Law (ACCT/BUAN/CIS/LAW)

Dr. Patricia Sheridan
Chair of the Department

The Department of Accounting, Business Analytics, Computer Information Systems, and Law (ACCT/BUAN/CIS/LAW) offers a broad choice of courses and three majors: Accounting, Business Analytics and Computer Information Systems. The department also offers courses in Business Law required for students in the School of Business.

Accounting is often described as the language through which entities communicate financial information to various stakeholders. The program provides students with the skills that prepare them for accounting careers in business and not-for-profit organizations. Qualified students specifically interested in public accounting may pursue the 150-Hour B.S./M.B.A. Professional Accounting Program. The program is registered with the State of New York as a Professional Accounting Program geared toward obtaining the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license.

Using data, Business Analytics helps organizations evaluate their performance, gain operational insight, improve decision making and forecast market trends. It combines the study of analytical and statistical data analyses, data management, modeling and visualization. The underlying analytics tools and techniques emerge from a variety of disciplines such as operations research, statistics, computer science and traditional business fields. The Business Analytics major allows the student to develop the skills needed to pursue a data-related career in financial services, healthcare management, telecommunications, retail, media, or one of the many other industries where data analytics skills are in high demand 

The Computer Information Systems major emphasizes the use of computers in aiding business professionals to perform their functions in modern organizations. The program emphasizes important technical and applied skills and prepares students for a variety of careers in management information systems and technology.

Every major in the department must consult with the Chair concerning the fulfillment of the requirements for the major and the electives that will be most suitable for his/her particular professional and academic development.

Accounting (ACCT)

Requirements for a major in Accounting:

LAW 304Business Law II3
ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II3
ACCT 303Cost Accounting3
ACCT 350Accounting Information Systems3
ACCT 401Auditing3
ACCT 405International and Advanced Issues in Accounting3
ACCT 409Federal Income Taxation I3
Select one of the following courses:3
Financial Reporting Analysis
Federal Income Taxation II *
Accounting Field Study Internship
Business Elective3
Total Credits30

 A minimum grade of C is necessary to receive major credit.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCT 201 or ECON 2033MGMT 201 or MKTG 2013
CIS 110 or MATH 1533ACCT 202 or ECON 2043
RELS 110 or ENGL 1103SCI Elective 3
SCI Elective3ENGL 110 or RELS 1103
PSYC 2033MATH 153 or CIS 1103
 15 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MKTG 201 or MGMT 2013ECON 204 or ACCT 2023
ECON 203 or ACCT 2013BUAN 227 or MATH 1543
MATH 154 or BUAN 2273ENGL Elective or ENGL 2113
ENGL 211 or ENGL Elective3Liberal Art Elective3
LAW 2033SOC 201 or PHIL 2013
 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCT 3013ACCT 3023
ACCT 3033ACCT 3503
HIST Elective/RELS Catholic Studies3RELS Catholic Studies/HIST Elective3
MGMT 307 or FIN 3013ECON 3053
PHIL 201 or SOC 2013FIN 301 or MGMT 3073
 Liberal Art Elective3
 15 18
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ACCT 4013ACCT 4053
ACCT 4093ACCT Elective3
MGMT 406 or 4303MGMT 430 or 4063
RELS Global/Contemporary3Liberal Art Elective3
LAW 3043Business Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits: 123

**Students interested in public accounting must complete 150 credits hours—please consult with the academic advisor on the five-year BS/MBA program.

Students enrolled in the School of Business who wish to minor in Accounting must complete the following in addition to the core courses required of all students in Business:

ACCT 301Intermediate Accounting I3
ACCT 302Intermediate Accounting II3
One of the following:3
Cost Accounting
Financial Reporting Analysis
Accounting Information Systems
Auditing
Federal Income Taxation I

The Accounting program offers core courses required of all Business students. All students are required to take:

ACCT 201Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 202Principles of Accounting II3

Business Analytics (BUAN)

Requirements for a major in Business Analytics:

BUAN/CIS 205Intro to Prog for Bus App.3
BUAN/CIS 310Business Data Management3
BUAN 327Advanced Business Statistics3
BUAN 410Data Mining for Business Applications3
BUAN 427Analytical Decision Modeling3
Approved BUAN Electives6
Total Credits21

 A minimum grade of C is necessary to receive major credit. 

First Year
Fall Credits Spring Credits
RELS 110 or ENGL 110 3 MGMT 201 or MKTG 201 3
ECON 203 or ACCT 201 3 ECON 204 or ACCT 202 3
CIS 110 or MATH 153 3 SCI Elective 3
PSYC 203 3 ENGL 110 or RELS 110 3
SCI Elective 3 MATH 153 or CIS 110 3
  15   15
Second Year
Fall Credits Spring Credits
MKTG 201 or MGMT 201 3 ACCT 202 or ECON 204 3
ACCT 201 or ECON 203 3 ENGL 211 (or ENGL Elective) 3
ENGL 211 (or ENGL Elective) 3 BUAN 227 or MATH 154 3
MATH 154 or BUAN 227 3 SOC 201 or PHIL 201 3
LAW 203 3 BUAN/CIS 205 3
  15   15
Third Year
Fall Credits Spring Credits
BUAN/CIS 310 3 BUAN 327 3
HIST Elective/RELS Catholic Studies 3 BUAN 410 3
PHIL 201 or SOC 201 3 RELS Catholic Studies/HIST Elective 3
MGMT 307 or FIN 301 3 FIN 301 or MGMT 307 3
Free Elective 3 ECON 305 3
  15   15
Fourth Year
Fall Credits Spring Credits
BUAN 427 3 BUAN Elective 3
BUAN Elective 3 MGMT 406 or 430 3
MGMT 406 or 430 3 Free Elective 3
RELS Global/Contemporary 3 Liberal Arts Electives 6
Liberal Arts Elective 3  
  15   15
Total Credits: 120
 

Students enrolled in the School of Business who wish to minor in Business Analytics must complete the following in addition to the core courses required of all students in Business:

BUAN/CIS 205Intro to Prog for Bus App.3
BUAN/CIS 310Business Data Management3
BUAN 317Principles of Data Visualization3
BUAN 327Advanced Business Statistics3
or BUAN 410 Data Mining for Business Applications

The Business Analytics program offers core courses required of all Business students. All students are required to take:

BUAN 227Business Statistics3

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

Requirements for a major in Computer Information Systems:

CIS 201Computer Hardware & Software3
CIS/BUAN 205Introduction to Programming for Business Applications3
CIS/BUAN 310Business Data and Information Management3
CIS 326Networks, Telecommunications and Global Communications3
CIS 431Analysis, Design, and Implementation of Information Systems3
Approved CIS or Business Electives6
Total Credits21

A minimum grade of C is necessary to receive major credit.

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
RELS 110 or ENGL 1103MGMT 201 or MKTG 2013
ECON 203 or ACCT 2013ECON 204 or ACCT 2023
CIS 110 or MATH 1533SCI Elective3
SCI Elective3ENGL 110 or RELS 1103
PSYC 2033MATH 153 or CIS 1103
 15 15
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MKTG 201 or MGMT 2013ACCT 202 or ECON 2043
ACCT 201 or ECON 2033ENGL Elective or ENGL 2113
MATH 154 or BUAN 2273BUAN 227 or MATH 1543
ENGL 211 or ENGL Elective3SOC 201 or PHIL 2013
CIS 2013CIS/BUAN 2053
 15 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MGMT 307 or FIN 3013FIN 301 or MGMT 3073
HIST Elective/RELS Catholic Studies3RELS Catholic Studies/HIST Elective3
PHIL 201 or SOC 2013CIS/BUAN 3103
CIS 3263LAW 2033
Liberal Art Elective3Liberal Art Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ECON 3053CIS 4313
CIS or Business Elective3CIS or Business Elective3
MGMT 406 or 4303MGMT 430 or 4063
RELS Global/Contemporary3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Liberal Arts Elective3
 15 15
Total Credits: 120

Students enrolled in the School of Business who wish to minor in Computer Information Systems must complete the following in addition to the core courses required of all students in Business:

CIS 201Computer Hardware & Software3
CIS/BUAN 205Introduction to Programming for Business Applications3
CIS/BUAN 310Business Data and Information Management3
or CIS 326 Networks, Telecommunications and Global Communications
Total Credits9

The Computer Information Systems program offers core courses required of all Business students. All students are required to take:

CIS 110Introduction to Information Systems3

Accounting Courses

ACCT 201. Principles of Accounting I. 3 Credits.

Introduces fundamental principles in accounting and demonstrates their use in financial reporting for business organizations. It covers the four financial statements, preparation of those financial statements and accounting rules governing the preparation of those financial statements. The course provides students with a comprehensive coverage of financial reporting and the relevant components of the annual report. Topics include the accounting cycle and generally accepted accounting principles for cash, merchandise inventory, long-lived assets, liabilities and stockholders’ equity. Financial statement ratios and ethical issues in financial accounting are introduced, applied and emphasized throughout the course.

ACCT 202. Principles of Accounting II. 3 Credits.

The second half of Principles of Accounting sequence has a focus of managerial accounting for business decisions. It covers costing methods, cost-volume profit analysis, incremental analysis, pricing decisions, budgetary planning, budgetary control, responsibility accounting, standard costs and planning for capital investments. It integrates and further discusses the topic of financial statement analysis. It emphasizes ethical dimensions of managerial accounting decisions. Prerequisite: ACCT 201.

ACCT 301. Intermediate Accounting I. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to assist students to understand, prepare, and analyze financial reporting for business enterprises. The course emphasizes on the foundation of financial concepts and their practical application. Topics discussed include accounting concepts, accounting information systems, preparation of financial statements, accounting for time-value of money, receivables, inventory, property, plant, and equipment, and intangible assets. Cases in ethics will be discussed to sensitize students to ethical situations encountered by practicing accountant. Moreover, a discussion of similarities and differences, with some application, between International Financial reporting Standards (IFRS) and US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (GAAP) are incorporated in all topics covered in this course. Prerequisites: ACCT 201.

ACCT 302. Intermediate Accounting II. 3 Credits.

The second course in Intermediate Accounting is a continuation of the first half to cover accounting for current and long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, investment, long-term contracts, installment sales, income taxes, pension, leases, accounting changes and error analysis, and full disclosure in financial reporting. Discussions of ethical cases are also discussed. Similarities and differences between IFRS and GAAP with some application are incorporated for all topics discusses in this course. A comprehensive project on critical analysis of financial reporting of one company over three years is assigned as a case study to practice on what student learn in both Intermediate I and II. Prerequisite: ACCT 301.

ACCT 303. Cost Accounting. 3 Credits.

This course concentrates on providing key cost data to managers. The topics covered include measurement and reporting of manufacturing costs, job costing, process costing, activity based costing, operation costing, accounting for spoilage, rework and scrap, standard costing variance analysis, variable costing, absorption costing, just in time inventory systems, backflush costing, cost allocation, joint products, quality costs, budgeting and managerial control, decision making and relevant information. Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.

ACCT 320. Financial Reporting Analysis. 3 Credits.

This course covers financial reporting analysis for security valuation. It discusses the investment environment and the use of financial statements in valuation models, analyzes information contained in the four financial statements and provides guidelines for forecasting future financial statements for valuation. Prerequisites: ACCT 202 and FIN 301.

ACCT 350. Accounting Information Systems. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to conceptual understanding and practical application of accounting information systems. It seeks to enhance students' knowledge of analysis, design, and implementation of an AIS, with a focus on transaction cycles and internal control. Students will also learn how to apply these concepts using an enterprise system and other software packages. Offered in Spring. Pre-requisite: CIS 110, ACCT 201, ACCT 201 and ACCT 301.

ACCT 375. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Accounting. 3 Credits.

In consultation with the faculty advisor, students design and complete an independent project related to their Accounting internship. This project aids in assimilating the practical off-campus work experience in business, industry, government or cultural organization with the students' studies and/or career interests. This course is subject to the approval of the Department Chair, Dean and Internship Coordinator of the School of Business. The student is required to pre-register with the Internship Coordinator and to obtain internship placement prior to the start of the semester. (Free/business elective).

ACCT 401. Auditing. 3 Credits.

Auditor's responsibilities in examining and preparing various reports on financial statements and his/her function in evaluating management controls. Topics include professional ethics, legal liability, auditing standards, internal control, and the selection, scope, and application of auditing procedures. Fall. Prerequisites: ACCT 301, ACCT 302.

ACCT 405. International and Advanced Issues in Accounting. 3 Credits.

This course covers advanced accounting topics with an emphasis on international accounting issues. Advanced accounting topics include the equity method for investments, consolidation of financial statements, and accounting for not-for-profit organizations, state governments and local governments. International accounting topics include worldwide accounting diversity, International Financial Reporting Standards and accounting for foreign currency transactions, translation and hedging. Spring. Prerequisites: ACCT 301, ACCT 302.

ACCT 409. Federal Income Taxation I. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the fundamentals of federal income taxation as it relates to individuals and covers various topics including the concepts of gross income, exclusions, capital gains and losses, personal and business losses, basis, deductions, and credits. The area of tax planning will also be addressed. Fall. Prerequisites: ACCT 301, ACCT 302.

ACCT 410. Federal Income Taxation II. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the fundamentals of federal income taxation as it relates to business entities, with an emphasis on corporations and partnerships. The tax treatment of estates and trusts will also be addressed. Spring. Prerequisite: ACCT 409.

ACCT 435. Accounting Field Study Internship. 3 Credits.

Students will work in an accounting position for 120-150 hours. A journal will be maintained and a project, supervised by a faculty advisor, will be completed with a final report.

ACCT 441. Accounting Seminar. 3 Credits.

ACCT 460. Accounting Seminar. 3 Credits.

This course exposes students to theories and issues of current professional interest in accounting. Open to a limited number of students who meet departmental requirements and have the approval of the Chair of the Department. Prerequisite: ACCT 201, ACCT 202.

ACCT 470. Accounting Independent Study. 3 Credits.

A program of supervised reading and research under the direction of a member of the Department. Topics and methods of research are to be developed in consultation with the supervising professor. Open to qualified students who meet the departmental requirements and have the approval of the Department Chair and the Dean.

ACCT 471. Accounting Independent Study. 1-3 Credit.

Independent Study for Accounting Information systems. Permission of Dean.

ACCT 475. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Accounting. 3 Credits.

This course may be used as a second internship experience and/or with senior status. (Free/business elective).

ACCT 608. Accounting Theory and Research. 3 Credits.

This course is a seminar in accounting theory, research, and current topics in accounting. The topics covered include the information, measurement, and efficient contracting approaches to decision usefulness, the standard setting process, the joint IASB/FASB conceptual framework, new and proposed accounting standards, and professional responsibility. This course will also familiarize students to different research methodologies, with an emphasis on practical research. Case studies will be utilized extensively to enhance students’ critical thinking, research and communication skills. Prerequisite: ACCT 302.

ACCT 609. Information Technology Assurance and Audit. 3 Credits.

This course covers the evaluation of an information system; concepts of system and design; techniques of analyzing and flow charting various systems; use of computer audit package programs; and the study of organizational, security, input, output, processing, and documentation controls. Spring. Prerequisites: ACCT 301, ACCT 302, ACCT 401.

ACCT 610. Governmental and Not-for-Profit Accounting. 3 Credits.

This course examines accounting principles unique to governmental and not-for-profit entities for the preparation and analysis of their financial statements. Governmental and not-for-profit organizations are an increasingly large part of the economy. Not-for-Profit topics include accounting for not-for-profit voluntary health and welfare organizations, healthcare organizations and colleges and universities. Governmental accounting topics include government-wide and fund-based reporting models, budgetary accounting, and accounting for capital projects, debt service, business-type and fiduciary activities. After learning the basic accounting models, students will analyze the financial statements of these organizations and will either participate in a service-based learning project (preferably) or write an extensive research paper on these topics. Prerequisites: ACCT 302 or FIN 320, or permission of instructor.

Business Analytics Courses

BUAN 205. Intro to Prog for Bus App.. 3 Credits.

Introduction to computer programming and data analysis ulilizing an object-oriented programming language. Topics include input/output statements, variables, arithmetic and logical operations, decision statements, loop structures, functions, data formats (csv, json, xml), web scraping and libraries for data manipulation/analysis. In this course, problem solving and algorithm development skills will be honed on assignments involving business applications.

BUAN 227. Business Statistics. 3 Credits.

Applications of statistical methods of data analysis and decision making. Coverage includes descriptive statistics, statistical measures and estimation, testing of hypothesis, linear regression and correlation analysis. Use of computer software for statistical analysis and business applications. Prerequisite: MATH 153 (or MATH 105), MATH 154, CIS 110.

BUAN 310. Business Data Management. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the core concepts of data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models, and implementing the models using a commercial relational database management system. Additional topics include database administration, security, transaction management, distributed databases and SQL programming. Prerequisites: BUAN/CIS 205.

BUAN 317. Principles of Data Visualization. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the core concepts, principles and technologies that are utilized to visualize data. Students will learn about that different dimensions of data, how different types of data are encoded and how to analyze, summarize and visualize data. Spreadsheet-based and web-based visualization tools will be utilized throughout the course. Pre-requisites: BUAN 227, BUAN/CIS 205.

BUAN 327. Advanced Business Statistics. 3 Credits.

The course aims to broaden students' knowledge of statistics as an instrument for extracting information from data and a basis for enhanced decision-making in every aspect of business. Topics include regression analysis, time series forecasting, ANOV and design of experiments. Prerequisites: BUAN 227, BUAN/CIS 205, MATH 154.

BUAN 350. Supply Chain Analytics. 3 Credits.

Supply chains are an integral part of contemporary business practices. This course focuses on understanding key areas of logistics and supply chain management where data analytics can help the companies overcome the complexities of today's marketplace. Students will be introduced to various methods and tools for descriptive, predictive and prescriptive analytics to address supply-chain decision problems such as efficiently managing the network of suppliers, manufacturers of goods/services, and distributors. Much of the course concepts will be covered through case studies and simulations. This course may not be taken concurrently with MGMT 307. Pre-requisite: BUAN 227.

BUAN 410. Data Mining for Business Applications. 3 Credits.

This course addresses how technology can be used to connect data to decision making. The use of real-world examples and cases places data mining techniques in context and fosters the development of data-analytic thinking, and also illustrates the proper application of data-mining techniques is as much an art as it is a science. In addition to the cases, the course features hands-on exercises within data mining software. Prerequisites: BUAN/CIS 205, BUAN/CIS 310.

BUAN 415. Security, Privacy & Ethical Issues in Business Anayltics. 3 Credits.

This course covers the tools, techniques and issues related to securing and using digital information. Topics include authentication, anonymity, legal and ethical issues of big data, basic cryptographic tools, access management, web tracking technologies and digital rights management. Issues will be examined from both the business owner and user perspective.

BUAN 427. Analytical Decision Modeling. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on advanced data mining topics such as Social Network Analysis, Text Mining, the application of advanced analytics algorithms such as SVM, Neural Networks, bootstrap models and model validation to solve data-intensive business problems. Students will be expected to design and implement a data drivien solution to a real world business problem. Pre-requisite: BUAN 410.

BUAN 440. Big Data Analytics for Business Analytics. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of Big Data management and analytics. This course will examine the challenges faced by applications dealing with very large volumes of data as well as in proposing scalable solutions for them. Modern big data technologies such as current map-reduce and NoSQL platforms will be ultilized to solve large business analytics problems. Pre-requisite: BUAN 410.

Computer Information System Courses

CIS 110. Introduction to Information Systems. 3 Credits.

Critical technologies used to manage information in today's rapidly changing business environment are introduced. Analysis of computer hardware, software, networks, spreadsheets, search engines, database management systems, e-commerce and related ethical issues.

CIS 201. Computer Hardware & Software. 3 Credits.

Introduction to computer architecture and system software. Major topics include basic computer architecture, parallel computing, operating systems design and functionality, and software development. Prerequisite: CIS 110.

CIS 205. Introduction to Programming for Business Applications. 3 Credits.

Introduction to computer programming and data analysis ultilizing an object-oriented programming language. Topics include input/output statements, variables, arithmetic and logical operations, decision statements, loop structures, functions, data formats (csv, json, xml), web scraping and libraries for data manipulation/analysis. In this course, problem solving and algorithm development skills will be honed on assignments involving business applications. Pre-requisite: CIS 110.

CIS 310. Business Data and Information Management. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the core concepts of data and information management. It is centered around the core skills of identifying organizational information requirements, modeling them using conceptual data modeling techniques, converting the conceptual data models into relational data models, and implementing the models using a commercial relational database management system. Additional topics include database administration, security, transaction management, distributed databases and SQL programming. Prerequisites: BUAN/CIS 205.

CIS 316. E-Commerce & Web Development. 3 Credits.

The course combines basic ideas and concepts in e-commerce with hands-on work using internet technologies. We will study topics such as electronic commerce business models, Internet and Web technology infrastructure, Web site development and management, payment systems and security. You will build dynamic web sites using HTML, PHP and SQL, and also work on a significant project. Prerequisite: BUAN/CIS 205.

CIS 317. Principles Data Visualization. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the core concepts, principles and technologies that are utilized to visualize data. Students will learn about the different dimensions of data, how different types of data are encoded and how to analyze, summarize and visualize data. Spreadsheet-based and web-based visualization tools will be utilized throughout the course. Prerequisites: BUAN 227, BUAN/CIS 205.

CIS 326. Networks, Telecommunications and Global Communications. 3 Credits.

An introduction to computer networking and telecommunications. Major topics include networking and telecommunications fundamentals, LANs, wireless communication, the Internet, standards, and protocols. Prerequisite: CIS 201 and CIS 205 or BUAN 205.

CIS 375. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Information Systems. 3 Credits.

In consultation with the faculty advisor, students design and complete and independent project related to their IS internship. This project aids in assimilating the practical off-campus work experience in business, industry, government or cultural orgainzation with the students' studies and/or career interests. This course is subject to the approval of the Department Chair, Dean and Internship Coordinator of the School of Business. The student is required to pre-register with the Internship Coordinator and to obtain internship placement prior to the start of the semester. (Free/business elective).

CIS 426. Network Management. 3 Credits.

An introduction to a broad spectrum of network, system and applications management. Students will gain theoretical and practical knowledge of network and system architectures such as TMN, protocols such as SNMP, information modeling, and NM applications such as Configuration, Fault, and Performance management. Prerequisite: CIS 326.

CIS 427. Introduction to Information Systems Security. 3 Credits.

This course covers the techniques and tools that are utilized to secure digital information, computer systems and the Internet. Topics include identification, authentication, legal and ethical issues, threat analysis, cryptography, public-key infrastructures, web security, malware, intrusion detection systems, firewalls, virtual private networks, forensics, database security, and digital rights management. The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a solid overview of the field of system security - a topic of great importance to all Business majors.

CIS 431. Analysis, Design, and Implementation of Information Systems. 3 Credits.

A study of the development of information systems from initiation to design, including requirement analysis and reviews. A phased approach and structured analysis methodologies are emphasized. Prerequisite: BUAN/CIS 205, BUAN/CIS 310.

CIS 460. Computer Information Systems Seminar. 3 Credits.

This course exposes students to evolving techniques and theories on issues of current professional interest in information system development and practice. Topics may include network design and management, software engineering computer and network security, ethical, global, and legal issues of information systems. Prerequisite: varies according to topic.

CIS 470. Computer Information Systems Tutorial/Independent Study. 3 Credits.

A program of supervised reading and research under the direction of a member of the Department. Topics and methods of research are to be developed in consultation with the supervising professor. Open to qualified students who meet the departmental requirements and have the approval of the Department Chair and the Dean. Prerequisite: CIS 310.

CIS 475. Assimilating the Internship Experience in Information Systems. 3 Credits.

This course may be used as a second internship experience and/or with senior status. (Free/business elective).

Law Courses Courses

LAW 203. Business Law I. 3 Credits.

Studies the impact of law on the business environment. Topics include the nature and sources of law, ethics, court systems, crimes, torts, intellectual property, contracts, agency and the forms of business organizations. Prerequisite: at least sophomore standing.

LAW 304. Business Law II. 3 Credits.

This is the second half of a two semester course exploring the legal environment of business. Topics include personal property and bailments, real property, landlord and tenant, wills, trusts and estates, corporations, securities regulation, consumer protection, employment law, sales and negotiable instruments. Spring. Prerequisite: LAW 203, at least Junior standing.

LAW 375. Law Field Study Internship. 3 Credits.

Students will work in a law-related position for 120-150 hours. A journal will be maintained and a project, supervised by a faculty advisor, will be completed with a final report. Pre-requisite: LAW 203.

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