Lower-Division Courses


  • ECO 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics

    • An introduction to the nature and scope of economics.  Emphasis is placed upon macroeconomic aspects of the study of economics. Topics include: supply and demand analysis, inflation, unemployment, aggregate output, economic growth, and money and banking.  Monetary and fiscal policy options are emphasized.
    • Prerequisites: None
  • ECO 102 - Principles of Microeconomics

    • An introduction to economics with primary emphasis on microeconomic aspects of the United States economy, such as:  supply and demand, profit maximization, market structure, factor markets, public policies toward business, and some current economic problems.
    • Prerequisites: None
  • ECO 220 - Business, Society, and Sustainability

    • An introduction to the role of business in society highlighting the importance of Ignatian business and leadership principles and global business citizenship.  Students will also study the traditional business disciplines of accounting, finance, economics, information technology, marketing, management, and business ethics and strategy.  Moreover, this course will have a service-learning component.
  • ECO 290 - Honors Economics

    • An in-depth examination of a sub-field of economics.  The course is writing intensive. The specific subject may vary depending on interests of the individual instructor. 
    • Prerequisite:  Honors standing or permission of instructor.



  • FIN 100 - Personal Finance

    • Application of basic finance concepts to critical consumer issues such as budgeting, housing decisions (i.e., “rent or buy,” tax implications, mortgages), banking options, insurance, investing, retirement planning, consumer credit, and automobile “lease versus purchase” decisions.



  • ACC 201 - Principles of Accounting I

    • A study of accounting principles and concepts related to the preparation of financial statements and communication of economic information to management and other interested parties.
  • ACC 202 - Principles of Accounting II

    • A continuation of the study of financial accounting emphasizing corporate accounting.  Payroll accounting, cash flow management, and financial statement analysis will be covered for all forms of the business organization.  In addition, management accounting and management’s use of accounting data will be studied.  Prerequisite ACC 201.


Computer Information Systems

  • CIS 115 - Applications in Computer Information Systems

    • An introduction to the Windows-based applications used for solving business and non-business problems.  Emphasis is placed on spreadsheets using Excel, word processing using Word, presentation design using PowerPoint, and database design using Access.  Substantial Windows lab work will be required.  Ethical issues in computer applications are addressed.
    • Prerequisite: None
  • CIS 221 - Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

    • An introduction to the design and implementation of algorithmic solutions to problems using an object-oriented programming language such as JAVA.  Problem solving methods include:  modularity, reliability, testing strategies, documentation standards, encapsulation, and abstraction. 
    • Prerequisite: MTH 111 or equivalent.