The Associate of Science in Business program focuses on educating, training, and developing
students’ skills to manage the ever-increasing complexities of business. The program will give a
foundation on which to build a successful career in business and provide an understanding of the
implementation of business functions in the local and international environment. This program
offers a sequence of courses that provide coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging
academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further
education and careers such as entry-level management trainee positions in the marketing and
international business environment.
The Associate of Science in Business (AS) program is offered for those students whose career goals require a broad knowledge related to marketing and international business. All students will take coursework in the areas of finances, accounting, general business management, information technology, computer applications, and business law. In addition, students will choose an area of concentration that will provide the remaining courses in the major. The following describes each area of concentration.
|Course Number||Course Name||Semester Credits|
HIU 1002 Mastering eLearning (Non-credit)
This course is non-credit and a prerequisite to starting any degree at HIU. This course helps students to get acquainted with the university and to acquire the essential academic skills related to the online platform and course organization such as online behavior, time management, evaluation process and online ethics that will allow them to enhance their academic integration and success at HIU.
(Prerequisite for Distance Education Programs)
|General Education (15 Credits)|
English Composition I
This course will allow students to develop an understanding of good college level writing with an emphasis on exposition and the research essay. Written communications of impressions and judgments concerning assigned readings in the essay and allied genre are required. Stress on the building of an active vocabulary and on correct sentence and paragraph structure.
|English Composition I||3.0|
English Composition II
This course is designed to build upon the competencies acquired in English Composition I and to further refine students' writing process . Students develop proficie ncy in academic writing, information literacy, and critical thinking abilities and business documents. Prerequisites: ASB 1001
|English Composition II||3.0|
This course will cover p olynomial and rational equations and inequalities, graphs of func tions, rate of change, transformations, extreme values, modeling, combining functions, one to - one and inverse functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, laws of logarithms, exponential and logarithmic equations, modeling, systems of equations , linear systems in three variables, nonlinear systems of equations, and linear and nonlinear systems of inequalities.
This course is designed to provide students with a working knowledge of Probability and Statistics th rough assignments and forums. The students will learn to: organized data in different types of graphs, identify the use and misuse of graphical representations, apply and interpret data distribution, measures of center, apply and interpret probability, ap ply and interpret numerical measures of variability, and calculate and interpret area under the normal distribution curve. Prerequisites: ASB 2038
Critical Thinking and Ethics
This course gives a practical background in critical thinking generally and as applied specifically to ethical analysis, argumentation, discussion, writing, and the justification of ethical positions. The emphasis is on understanding the fact s, concepts and ethical claims in the issues, understanding the arguments on each side of the issue, and being able to formulate and defend your ethical conclusions. It will allow the students to apply critical thinking and ethical analysis to various impo rtant general issues, personal conflicts and a variety of case studies in business.
|Critical Thinking and Ethics||3.0|
|Core Courses (36 Credits)|
Principles of Organizational Psychology
This course explores the organizations from the psychological perspective. Various psychology theories and research methods related both to organizational cultures and leadership are examined. Major topics of study include: Communication processes, collaboration processes, leadership and conflict.
|Principles of Organizational Psychology||3.0|
Principles of Business
This course provides a general outline of the nature of business, including ownership, management, and organization. Business operations such as finance and decision - making controls are emphasized . The legal and regulatory environment in which business operates are examined .
|Principles of Business||3.0|
Principles of Microeconomics
This course emphasizes microeconomic concepts, including the mechanics of supply and demand, the economics of the firm, the allocation of resources, returns to factors of production, and the concept of a mixed economy and current microeconomic problems.
|Principles of Microeconomics||3.0|
Principles of Macroeconomics
This course offers an overview of the basic economic concepts and institutions. Students will learn the modern national income formation theory, economic fluctuations, money, banki ng, monetary and fiscal policy, economic stabilization theory and policy, the public sector, theory of economic growth and development comparative economic systems.
|Principles of Macroeconomics||3.0|
Fundamentals of Human Resources Management
This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of human resource management, including the business case for human resource management and an overview of the skills necessary to effectively manage human resources. This course study of effectively selecting, utilizing, assessing and developing managers as well as the role of the Human Resource department in administering human resources in a changing and demanding environment.
|Fundamentals of Human Resources Management||3.0|
Principles of Financial Accounting
This course approaches accou nting as an information or decision support system. Emphasis is placed on the analysis of business transactions of their effect on the operation of an enterprise. Major learning objectives provide the student with an in - depth understanding of the principle s of financial accounting and the technique of accounting as applied in the United States.
|Principles of Financial Accounting||3.0|
Principles of Accounting
This course is intended to provide a comprehensive view of accounting and to explain how accounting information is u sed by managers in various types of business organizations. The course is conducted and structured to have a balance between conceptual and procedural techniques. The emphasis is on the development, interpretation, and application of managerial accounting information for planning activities, controlling operations, and making decisions.
|Principles of Accounting||3.0|
Business Law and Ethics
This course discu s ses the nature of legal, ethical and societal environments of business. Emphasis is placed on business's soc ial, legal, political, and ethical responsibilities to both external and internal groups for business. Other topics are state and federal laws, contracts, intellectual property, employment law, product liability, safety issues and environmental regulation .
|Business Law and Ethics||3.0|
Information Management for Business
This course focuses on the in formation explosion, the globalization of e conomies, and the increased competition and how information technology (IT) is being used as a tool to implement business s trategies and gain competitive advantage, not merely to support business operations. This course takes a management instead of a technical approach to the material presented. As such, it should be of interest to students of general management interested in information technology issues and to students of information technology interested in management issues.
|Information Management for Business||3.0|
Principles of Project Management
This course introduces participants to Project Management as a business tool, developing skill s and abilities to solve problems, organize and present projects, ensuring that the proposal relates to an idea based on entrepreneurship. This course focuses on creating high performance teams and developing the leadership of Project Managers.
|Principles of Project Management||3.0|
Strategic Planning for Business
This course provides an overview and applications of strategic planning theories, methods, and group processes in different organizational environments. This course is designed to help students understand how to integrate knowledge of the various business disciplines and apply that knowledge to planning and managing strategic business activities.
|Strategic Planning for Business||3.0|
|ASI 1002||Principles of Information Technology||3.0|
|Marketing (9 Credits)|
This course discusses basic marketing principles as they relate to busi ness in an international setting. Emphasis is on the role of the marketing manager in the development of marketing strategies for a variety of markets in diverse cultural and economic situations. Topics include foreign market analysis, target market identi fication, product planning, promotion and distribution.
Branding and Advertising
This course presents a comprehensive overview, from a managerial viewpoint, of the field of advertising and shows the relationship of advertising to his tory, economics, marketing, social institutions, and customer psychology. Included in the study are sales promotion, media organization, market functioning, brand promotion, analysis of consumer behavior, budgeting, legislation and regulations. The course culminates with the student planning an advertising campaign.
|Branding and Advertising||3.0|
The main goal of the course is to help students understand digital marketing methods, from a variety of perspectives — as analysts, consumers and entrepren eurs. That is, we emphasize fundamental concepts rather than specific tactics. We will also look at modeling approaches for executing key marketing tactics. An ancillary goal is to establish the importance of theory and empirical analysis as key facilitato rs of this process. This course offers marketing strategies and approaches as applied to electronic commerce: planning, implementation, and management of online customer promotional activities in an online environment
|International Business (9 Credits)|
Principles of International Trade
This course deals with the economics of globalization or cross - border economic activity. More specifically, the course focuses on international transactions that involve a physical movement of goods (trade flows) or of factors of produc tion (migration, foreign direct investment). Three themes are explored : the gains from trade (including the impact of trade on income distribution), the pattern of trade, and protection.
|Principles of International Trade||3.0|
International Business Competitiveness
This course examines international business with an emphasis on cultural diversity. Topics include an overview of cultural similarities and differences among developing and developed countries.
|International Business Competitiveness||3.0|
Globalization and Business
This course offers a study of political and economic relations in connection with structural power sources that directly and indirectly affect design and shape of the global political economy. This course analyzes economic globalization in a historical perspective. It evalua tes the arguments of both its critics and advocates, and pays particular attention to problems of trade, finance, and economic development in an economically integrating world.
|Globalization and Business||3.0|
Associate of Science
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