Form XX: Revised February 15, 2000 Certification/Endorsement CODE: __GQ____ MICHIGAN STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION PERIODIC REVIEW/PROGRAM EVALUATION SUMMARY OF COURSE REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIALTY STUDIES PROGRAM Institution:_______Lake Superior State University_________ Date:______November 2004___________ Specialty Studies Program:____GQ-Business, Management, Marketing, and Technology_--Comprehensive Group Major only Program Standards:________________________________ Standards Date:_____April 13, 2004 ___________ Program Contact Person(s):_____Linda Schmitigal________________________________________________________ DIRECTIONS: On the matrix below, list the required courses for this specialty studies program. Also, indicate the number of electives and any special considerations that apply. In addition to listing the course title, course number, and course semester hours, please indicate whether the course is required for the secondary major or minor, elementary major or minor, the K-12 major or minor, and/or an endorsement. Course Title Course Number Sem. Hours * Elementary Secondary K-12 Endors. Compr eshesiv e Maj. Min. Maj. Mi n. Maj. Min. Principles of Accounting I Principles of Accounting II AC132 AC133 4 4 GQ Business Law I Business Law II BA254 BA255 3 3 GQ GQ Personal Finance FN242 3 GQ Introduction to Business BA121 3 GQ Business Statistics BA211 3 GQ Business Communications BA231 3 GQ Principles of Management MN360 3 GQ Marketing Principles and Strategy MK281 3 GQ Automated Office Systems OA235 3 GQ E-Marketing Retail Management Human Resource Management Principles of Macroeconomics Principles of Microeconomics Computer Applications in MK300 MK388 3 3 GQ GQ MN365 3 GQ EC201 3 GQ EC202 DP121 3 3 GQ GQ Business Software Options Desktop Publishing Web Page Design or Troubleshooting and Repair of Personal Computers Storage Protection and Recovery of Personal Computers Business Education Methods for Secondary Teachers and DP261 GQ 3 and DP263 GQ CS263 3 GQ TE446 3 DP250 3 DP261 3 CS163 Total Number of SEMESTER HOURS required for each option offered: GQ 62 * If the institution assigns a different type of credit, please convert to semester hours. Please provide descriptions for all courses contained on the above listing. Descriptions must provide enough information to show that standards could logically be met in these courses. AC132 Principles of Accounting I (4,0) 4 An introduction to the principles of accounting as applied to proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Areas of study include the accounting cycle for service, merchandising, and manufacturing enterprises, internal control and items included in the asset section of the balance sheet. This course also covers the entire accounting cycle including understanding the accounting equation; preparing, interpreting, and analyze financial statements; preparing payroll; and describing accounting ethics and organizational impact of ethics. AC133 Principles of Accounting II (4,0) 4 This course emphasizes the role of managerial accounting information within a firm. Topics include budgeting, responsibility accounting, cost allocations, cost behavior, decision models, product costs, cost control, performance evaluation, capital budgeting, cash flows and methods of financial analysis. Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in AC132. BA121 Introduction to Business (3,0) 3 Comprehensive coverage of the major activities of business and the key institutions that facilitate the business process. Topics covered include the following: American business enterprise system, international business, forms of business ownership, (entrepreneurship) management and - organization of human resources, production, marketing, information management and controls (i.e. acceptable use policies and security issues) business laws (including the environment and energy) and ethics (and social responsibility), finance, accounting, contemporary economic issues and business career exploration. Contemporary business cases may be used for decision- making simulations. Enrollment open to freshman and sophomore business majors or any non-business major. BA211 Business Statistics (3,0) 3 An introduction to business statistics. Topics include collection and presentation of data, measures of central tendency, variation and skewness, probability, probability distributions, Bayes’s Theorem, sampling, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, simple linear regression and correlation. Prerequisite:MA 111. BA231 Business Communications (3,0) 3 Business and Managerial communications problems. Direct, indirect, and persuasive letters; memos, short reports and directives. Employment communications. Some assignments must be typed. . Extensive writing practice. Prerequisite: EN111 BA254 Business Law I (3,0) 3 This portion of business law covers the law applicable to contracts, sales, personal property and bailments. BA255 Business Law II (3,0) 3 This portion of business law covers the law applicable to commercial paper, corporations, partnerships, agency and employment. CS163 Troubleshooting and Repair of Personal Computers (2,2) 3 A basic introduction to the architecture, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of personal computers. The student will learn elementary principles of electronics, magnetism, and logic. The disassembly and upgrading of a personal computer will be covered in the laboratory as well as the use of diagnostic hardware and software. (Inherent in the course is using critical thinking skills to form solutions to information technology problems.) CS263 Storage, Protection and Recovery of Personal Computer (2,2) 3 Continues and expands upon DP163 with emphasis on disk; drives; formatting disks, editing, virus detection, security, prevention and eradication. Prerequisite: CS163 DP121 Computer Applications for Business (3,0) 3 In this course, students will be exposed to modules of computer software which will include basic word processing, database, spreadsheet and graphic presentation instruction applicable to business scenarios i.e. (students will work in teams to develop solutions for various organization problems). DP250 Desktop Publishing & Presentation Design (3,0) 3 Introduction to document design and layout, use of font, color and graphics to produce newsletters, brochures and presentations. Concepts included are presentation preparation and delivery. Graphics software will be used. Prerequisite: EN111 and a working knowledge of word processing. DP261 Multimedia Applications (3,0) 3 In this course, students will be introduced to the design and production of websites. (Contents, communication principles, and ethic considerations will be part of the design process) Graphics, animation, and sound will be incorporated in the creation of interactive web pages. Macromedia Studio, which includes Dreamweaver and Flash, will be used. EC2O1 Principles of Macroeconomics (3,0) 3 Nature and scope of economics; national income accounting; problems of unemployment and price instability public revenues and expenditures; money and banking; fiscal and monetary policies to promote stability and economic growth. Prerequisite: MA086 or equivalent/satisfactory score on ACT or Placement Exam. C202 Principles of Microeconomics (3,0) 3 Principles of economic reasoning; supply and demand analysis; theories of production; price output determination under each of the four market structures; factor returns and income distribution theories; public policy implications. Prerequisite: MA086 or equivalent/satisfactory score on ACT or Placement Exam. FN242 Personal Finance (3,0) 3 An introduction to the principles of personal financial planning. Topics include the financial planning process, credit and borrowing fundamentals, analysis of savings, investments and taxes, individual insurance, retirement and estate planning. Prerequisite: MA086 or equivalent. Satisfactory score on ACT or Placement Exam. MN360 Principles of Management (3,0) 3 Principles and techniques applicable to the functions of management: Planning, organizing, directing (staffing and leading) and controlling; development of management thought and decision-making; current issues and future concerns in management. Foundation course for study and understanding of management theory and practice. Prerequisite: Junior standing. MN365 Human Resource Management (3,0) 3 An examination of current practices and recommended techniques by which management procures, develops, utilizes and maintains an effective work force. The major areas studied are: recruitment and selection, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action programs, training and development, career planning and performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, safety and health issues, employee and labor relations, including grievance handling, contract negotiations and remaining union-free as an organization. Prerequisite: Junior standing. MK 281 Marketing Principles and Strategy (3,0) 3 A study of the marketing principles, variables, institutions, target markets, marketing mix and the development of marketing strategy. Prerequisite: EN110. MK300 E-Marketing (3,0) 3 This course focuses on the differences in marketing strategies and tactics of online versus offline business. The course will examine the marketing strategies and tactics (financial and technology) used by successful business operating in the online environment as well as those businesses which operate both online and offline environments. This course will also prepare students for future careers in marketing and will discuss possible impact on marketing careers brought about by the internet. Prerequisite: MK281 MK 388 Retail Management (3,0) 3 A study of the field of retailing. A survey of retail institutions; store location and organization; buying and merchandising techniques; retail advertising, sales promotion and image; human resource policies; and store protection. Prerequisite: MK281 OA235 Automated Office Systems (3,0) 3 Lectures and discussions about effects of new technology on the workplace and the role students are expected to play in the office. Such topics as technology, communications, human relations and customer service techniques will be covered. A practice simulation will be used allowing the student to practice managing, integrating and creating information. (The practice simulation includes formulating solution to information technology problems). Prerequisite: Word Processing and a grade of C or higher in EN210 or EN215. TE446 Business Education Methods for Secondary Teachers (3,0) 3 A study of strategies and methodologies to facilitate effective business course instruction. Students learn to plan and present office cluster, accounting, marketing and computer software lessons and units using contemporary methods. Students use national and state standards and benchmarks in planning instruction and assessment. Integrated technology component. Field work required. Prerequisites: TE150, TE250, TE301 and admission to the teacher education program.