Chatham University

Business Curriculum

The curriculum is designed to educate business students to be critical thinkers and creative problem solvers in a fast-changing global and technological environment. Required internships offer a valuable opportunity for hands-on learning and a personal evaluation of career options. Chatham business students develop current knowledge and confidence to enter, succeed, and lead in a field of their choice.

The undergraduate business curriculum begins with a set of core courses which cover the basic functions of business and the environment in which business operates. Courses in management, microeconomics, marketing, finance, and accounting introduce students to today’s business environment, and will serve to introduce the student to the basics of strategy, business operations, decision-making, marketing principles, sources and methods of financing business ventures, and internal controls. Two additional courses in macroeconomics and business law/ethics complete the core and promote an understanding of the environment in which business operates.

The curriculum also has two advanced courses that specifically develop themes central to business education in Chatham: business analytics and entrepreneurial thinking. These two courses build on skills and knowledge acquired in the core courses while honing leadership and problem solving skills and preparing students to further their studies in graduate school or pursue a professional career. Technology and research skills critical for success in today’s business world are infused throughout the curriculum.

Majors are offered in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

Chatham also offers fully online, degree completion bachelor's programs in Business Administration and Healthcare and Business Management.Through these completion programs, students may transfer previously earned credits from either a two year college or from a previous four-year academic program. Please visit the program websites to learn more and see if these programs are right for you.

Program Requirements

+Core Major Requirements

Core Major Requirements for Accounting, Economics, International Business, Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing

ACT222 Financial Accounting Principles I

This course represents an introduction to accounting principles including the accounting process, double-entry bookkeeping, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements. The objectives of this course are to make students aware of the importance of accounting information in every type of organization (private business, not-for-profit, and governmental).

3
ACT223 Managerial Accounting Principles

This course represents an introduction to managerial accounting concepts, including cost allocation and measurement, cost/volume profit analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, job and process costing, and capital budgeting.

3
BUS105 Foundations of Business

The course combines the theory and practice of business and fosters analytical thinking. Students build a foundation for learning by gaining an understanding of business organizations, their structure and functions, the global setting in which they compete, environmental components and the challenges of an increasingly dynamic, complex work environment.

3
BUS110 Business Statistics

This course introduces essential research tools in business. Topics include descriptive statistics of central tendency and variability and hypotheses testing statistical analysis using correlation, analysis of variance, and regression. Problems use applications from business cases, marketing research, and economic policy.

3
BUS171 Information Systems and Operations

This course explores basic concepts of communication networks (e.g., the Internet), hardware, software, databases, and systems. Students apply information systems to decision making, communication, collaboration and coordination in the operations of contemporary organizations. Students gain skills in word processing, presentation software, data visualization, spreadsheets, and relational databases.

3
BUS230 Organizational Behavior

This course teaches students to understand, explain, and improve human behavior in organizations. Most organizations focus efforts on improving job performance and organizational commitment. The purpose of this course is to provide a theoretical foundation and realistic understanding of how human behavior influences the effectiveness of the modern corporation.

3
BUS243 Principles of Marketing

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of marketing strategy and management. Basic marketing concepts such as strategic segmentation, targeting, positioning, product design, pricing, promotions and distribution are covered. Environmental sustainability is analyzed from the consumer perspective.

3
BUS257 Business Law and Business Ethics

This course introduces students to the introductory concepts of business law including employment law, social and environmental responsibility of corporations, and international business law. It also emphasizes frameworks for conducting ethical analysis and the analysis of ethical dilemmas.

3
BUS272 Principles of Finance

This course enables students to apply fundamental ideas of financial economics to problems in corporate finance. Participants will gain an overview of valuation principles, learn basic principles of corporate finance from the perspective of a financial manager, and through case studies, analyze important financial decisions made within firms.

3
BUS310 Organizational and Marketing Research

This introductory research methods course provides business and social sciences students with an in-depth examination of the qualitative and quantitative research principles that are needed to complete their tutorial work. Specific topics include problem definition, literature review, theory development, research design, sampling theory, construct measurement, data collection, data analysis, reporting results, interpreting findings, and developing actionable recommendations. This course is designed to make each student a knowledgeable research consumer and a beginning practitioner through the use of assigned readings, exercises, class cdiscussion, case analyses and an applied research project on a topic of the student's choice. Prerequisite: MTH110 or PSY213

3
OR
BUS312 Marketing Research

Business leaders at all levels need to be intelligent designers and consumers of marketing research. The essential aspects of qualitative and quantitative marketing research design and execution are addressed with assigned readings, class discussions, homework problems, in-class exercises, cases, and a teamled custom research study. Prerequisite(s): BUS 243.

3
BUS357 Strategy and Entrepreneurial Ventures

This course illustrates the strategic managemment framework by taking students through the entrepreneurial process from start-up growth while exploring the personal and professional challenges. The student examines key issues in opportunity recognition, financing models, strategic choices, and courses of competitive advantage at different stages of the firm's development.

3
ECN101 Principles of Macroeconomics: The U.S. Economy in the World

The concepts of national income and output are analyzed, and emphasis is placed on factors that influence the levels of economic activity, unemployment, and inflation, including fiscal and monetary policy and the role of international economics.

3
ECN102 Principles of Microeconomics: Decision-Making by the Firm and Consumers

Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make decisions and how they interact in specific markets. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and tools that economists use to understand how the economy works. This course is designed to increase economic literacy through acquiring core knowledge about economics.

3
INTBUS303 Internship - Business

3
ACT490 Integrative Capstone

The integrative capstone , undertaken by the student during the senior year, is an extended project that helps the student complete their transition from an undergraduate student to a world-ready professional.  The study usually centers on the student’s major and may be conducted, at least in part, in the context of a group experience.  Such programs are crafted to meet the unique needs of each major, and could include, for example, fieldwork, theatre production, creative work in the arts, independent research, or independent readings. The integrative capstone in an interdisciplinary major must have the approval of both academic programs.  

3

+Major Requirements - Accounting

The Accounting major prepares students with not only technical accounting skills but also the critical thinking and communication skills necessary to succeed in the 21st century workplace. Chatham Accounting graduates are fully prepared to take advantage of diverse career opportunities including public accounting, industry or government.

Accounting Major Requirements

5 courses along with the core requirements
4 Required Courses
ACT322 Intermediate Accounting I

This course engages the student in a comprehensive study of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to the measurement and reporting of assets and income. Students will examine the nature, composition, valuation, and classification of balance sheet items.

3
ACT323 Intermediate Accounting II

This course follows Intermediate Financial Accounting I up with the application of generally accepted accounting principles related to intangibles, bonds, debt and loans, partnerships, corporations, and analysis of working capital.

3
ACT324 Individual Tax Accounting

The primary emphasis of the course is on the income taxation of individuals, but the course also includes an overview of the federal taxation of other forms of business organization (e.g., corporations, partnerships). The focus of the course is on developing knowledge of tax law and its application.

3
ACT412 Auditing

The course engages the student in a study of auditing objectives, standards, and procedures employed in the examination of business enterprises and verification of their financial statements. Topics include an evaluation of internal control, preparation of work papers, report writing, professional ethics, and current auditing trends.

3
1 approved Elective from the following:
ACT480 Accounting Information Systems

This course examines critical business processes and IT audits through theories of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and using auditing tools and enterprise systems. Case analyses and project assignments nurture professional competence in communicating objectives and procedures through systems documentation techniques, systems analysis and design methodologies, and information processing.

3
CMP283 Database Management Systems

This course is a study of database management systems and their applications to a wide range of information processing needs. Students design and implement database management systems while being introduced to a conceptual model of a database environment comprised of five basic components: databases, database management systems, data dictionary/directory systems, database administration, and user-system interfaces.

Prerequisite(s): CMP 202 or permission of the instructor.

3

Intradisciplinary Major in Two Business Disciplines

Students who wish to do an Intradisciplinary major in two business concentrations must complete the Business Core Major Requirements, plus the following courses.
ACT322 Intermediate Accounting I

This course engages the student in a comprehensive study of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to the measurement and reporting of assets and income. Students will examine the nature, composition, valuation, and classification of balance sheet items.

3
ACT323 Intermediate Accounting II

This course follows Intermediate Financial Accounting I up with the application of generally accepted accounting principles related to intangibles, bonds, debt and loans, partnerships, corporations, and analysis of working capital.

3
ACT324 Individual Tax Accounting

The primary emphasis of the course is on the income taxation of individuals, but the course also includes an overview of the federal taxation of other forms of business organization (e.g., corporations, partnerships). The focus of the course is on developing knowledge of tax law and its application.

3
ACT412 Auditing

The course engages the student in a study of auditing objectives, standards, and procedures employed in the examination of business enterprises and verification of their financial statements. Topics include an evaluation of internal control, preparation of work papers, report writing, professional ethics, and current auditing trends.

3

Interdisciplinary Major in Accounting

Students who wish to do an interdisciplinary major in a business area (Accounting, Economics, International Business, Management, or Marketing) and a non-business discipline will complete the following courses: (10 courses, exclusive of Integrative Capstone)
ACT222 Financial Accounting Principles I

This course represents an introduction to accounting principles including the accounting process, double-entry bookkeeping, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements. The objectives of this course are to make students aware of the importance of accounting information in every type of organization (private business, not-for-profit, and governmental).

3
ACT223 Managerial Accounting Principles

This course represents an introduction to managerial accounting concepts, including cost allocation and measurement, cost/volume profit analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, job and process costing, and capital budgeting.

3
ACT322 Intermediate Accounting I

This course engages the student in a comprehensive study of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to the measurement and reporting of assets and income. Students will examine the nature, composition, valuation, and classification of balance sheet items.

3
ACT323 Intermediate Accounting II

This course follows Intermediate Financial Accounting I up with the application of generally accepted accounting principles related to intangibles, bonds, debt and loans, partnerships, corporations, and analysis of working capital.

3
ACT324 Individual Tax Accounting

The primary emphasis of the course is on the income taxation of individuals, but the course also includes an overview of the federal taxation of other forms of business organization (e.g., corporations, partnerships). The focus of the course is on developing knowledge of tax law and its application.

3
ACT412 Auditing

The course engages the student in a study of auditing objectives, standards, and procedures employed in the examination of business enterprises and verification of their financial statements. Topics include an evaluation of internal control, preparation of work papers, report writing, professional ethics, and current auditing trends.

3
BUS110 Business Statistics

This course introduces essential research tools in business. Topics include descriptive statistics of central tendency and variability and hypotheses testing statistical analysis using correlation, analysis of variance, and regression. Problems use applications from business cases, marketing research, and economic policy.

3
BUS257 Business Law and Business Ethics

This course introduces students to the introductory concepts of business law including employment law, social and environmental responsibility of corporations, and international business law. It also emphasizes frameworks for conducting ethical analysis and the analysis of ethical dilemmas.

3
2 Approved Accounting or Business electives

+Major Requirements - Economics

The Economics major provides a flexible and attractive skill set in key areas: statistics, managerial economics, decision-making, and global and emerging markets. Through coursework and hands on experience you ’ll develop verbal and written communication skills that are critical in the workplace. A degree in economics is excellent preparation for graduate study in law, policy, or business.

Economics Major

5 courses along with the core requirements
2 required courses:
ECN330 Global Financial System and the Macro Economy

Combines material on economic analysis of the macro economy with a review of the global financial system. Develops analytical models on how to attain economic growth, price stability, and full employment. Covers the financial system, financial crises, and monetary policy. Emphasizes both analytical models and real world policy applications.

3
ECN331 Managerial Economics

This course covers the application of intermediate microeconomic analysis to business decision making. It is designed to bridge economic theory and economic practice. Topics include consumer theory, production analysis, pricing strategy, and risk analysis.

3
3 courses from the following:
ECN250 Women and Work

This course examines work the labor market and in the household. It applies economic analysis to study individual behavior, economic institutions, and economic outcomes. Topics include the family as an economic unit, economic restructuring, occupational segregation, discrimination, and human capital. This course fulfills a women general education mission course requirement.

3
ECN253 Economic Development in China

Course examines the rapid economic growth in China since 1980. Course reviews the historical context of the Chinese economy post World War II and the policies pursued by the Chinese government in promoting economic development, Chinese economic growth is analyzed using various current theories of economic development.

3
ECN262 Global Environmental Economics

This course examines the economic perspectives and tools for analyzing environmental problems and evaluating policy solutions. The course covers both conceptual topics and real-world applications. Course discussions reflect the global nature of environmental problems and solutions. Cross-listed as ENV 262. This course fulfills an environmental general education mission course requirement.

3
ECN351 International Trade and Finance

An introduction to international trade and finance, and an examination of the structure of international trade and the functioning of the international monetary system. Attention is given to recent issues in these areas and the relationship between the domestic and international economies.

3
ECN355 Economic Analysis of Public Policy

This course focuses on evaluating the rationale for government intervention in the economy and evaluating the efficiency, incentive, and distributional effects of government policies. Policies’ impacts on issues such as how best to protect intellectual property, improve airline safety or control illegal immigration are also analyzed.

3
ECN358W Economic Development

An examination of the factors accounting for economic growth and development of modern economically developed nations and less-developed areas. A review of the problems encountered in initiating and sustaining the process of economic development. Major policy issues are discussed. This course fulfills a global general education mission course requirement.

3

Intradisciplinary Major in Two Business Disciplines

Students who wish to do an Intradisciplinary major in two business concentrations must complete the Business Core Major Requirements, plus the following courses:
ECN330 Global Financial System and the Macro Economy

Combines material on economic analysis of the macro economy with a review of the global financial system. Develops analytical models on how to attain economic growth, price stability, and full employment. Covers the financial system, financial crises, and monetary policy. Emphasizes both analytical models and real world policy applications.

3
ECN331 Managerial Economics

This course covers the application of intermediate microeconomic analysis to business decision making. It is designed to bridge economic theory and economic practice. Topics include consumer theory, production analysis, pricing strategy, and risk analysis.

3
2 Approved Economics major electives

Interdisciplinary Major in Economics

Students who wish to do an interdisciplinary major in a business area (Accounting, Economics, International Business, Management, or Marketing) and a non-business discipline will complete the following courses (10 courses, exclusive of Integrative Capstone):
BUS105 Foundations of Business

The course combines the theory and practice of business and fosters analytical thinking. Students build a foundation for learning by gaining an understanding of business organizations, their structure and functions, the global setting in which they compete, environmental components and the challenges of an increasingly dynamic, complex work environment.

3
ACT222 Financial Accounting Principles I

This course represents an introduction to accounting principles including the accounting process, double-entry bookkeeping, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements. The objectives of this course are to make students aware of the importance of accounting information in every type of organization (private business, not-for-profit, and governmental).

3
BUS110 Business Statistics

This course introduces essential research tools in business. Topics include descriptive statistics of central tendency and variability and hypotheses testing statistical analysis using correlation, analysis of variance, and regression. Problems use applications from business cases, marketing research, and economic policy.

3
ECN101 Principles of Macroeconomics: The U.S. Economy in the World

The concepts of national income and output are analyzed, and emphasis is placed on factors that influence the levels of economic activity, unemployment, and inflation, including fiscal and monetary policy and the role of international economics.

3
ECN102 Principles of Microeconomics: Decision-Making by the Firm and Consumers

Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make decisions and how they interact in specific markets. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and tools that economists use to understand how the economy works. This course is designed to increase economic literacy through acquiring core knowledge about economics.

3
ECN330 Global Financial System and the Macro Economy

Combines material on economic analysis of the macro economy with a review of the global financial system. Develops analytical models on how to attain economic growth, price stability, and full employment. Covers the financial system, financial crises, and monetary policy. Emphasizes both analytical models and real world policy applications.

3
ECN331 Managerial Economics

This course covers the application of intermediate microeconomic analysis to business decision making. It is designed to bridge economic theory and economic practice. Topics include consumer theory, production analysis, pricing strategy, and risk analysis.

3
3 upper-level Economic electives

+Major Requirements - International Business

International Business majors learn how to think globally about the business world. The curriculum engages the student in all functional areas of business and explores how these functions change and adapt by expanding across borders. Through an innovative combination of cross-disciplinary coursework, students develop expertise in language, cultural sensitivity, and an ongoing knowledge of world affairs.

International Business Major

5 courses along with the core requirements
3 required courses:
BUS240 International Business

This course provides the background on the relationships among multinational corporations, international financial markets, and government agencies. Multinational corporations’ strategic formulations of product policy research and development, production, and supply systems, as well as financing of international operations, are examined. This course fulfills a global general education mission requirement.

3
ECN351 International Trade and Finance

An introduction to international trade and finance, and an examination of the structure of international trade and the functioning of the international monetary system. Attention is given to recent issues in these areas and the relationship between the domestic and international economies.

3
BUS413 Logistics and Operations 

This course introduces students to technical tools and skills essential for problem solving and decision-making in logistics and operations management. Topics may include inventory optimization, network planning, demand forecasting, transportation planning, and productions planning. Mastery of quantitative methods using spreadsheet modeling is required for all students.

3
2 courses from the following:
BUS327 Global Marketing

This course explores the rapidly evolving realities of international marketing. Through class discussion, case study and project work, students learn to analyze macro-environments (alternative cultures, economic systems, financial markets, governments and legal issues). Students learn to develop marketing strategies and tactics to fit the unique aspects of targeted global markets.

3
ECN253 Economic Development in China

Course examines the rapid economic growth in China since 1980. Course reviews the historical context of the Chinese economy post World War II and the policies pursued by the Chinese government in promoting economic development, Chinese economic growth is analyzed using various current theories of economic development.

3
ECN262 Global Environmental Economics

This course examines the economic perspectives and tools for analyzing environmental problems and evaluating policy solutions. The course covers both conceptual topics and real-world applications. Course discussions reflect the global nature of environmental problems and solutions. Cross-listed as ENV 262. This course fulfills an environmental general education mission course requirement.

3
ECN330 Global Financial System and the Macro Economy

Combines material on economic analysis of the macro economy with a review of the global financial system. Develops analytical models on how to attain economic growth, price stability, and full employment. Covers the financial system, financial crises, and monetary policy. Emphasizes both analytical models and real world policy applications.

3
ECN358W Economic Development

An examination of the factors accounting for economic growth and development of modern economically developed nations and less-developed areas. A review of the problems encountered in initiating and sustaining the process of economic development. Major policy issues are discussed. This course fulfills a global general education mission course requirement.

3
Language Requirement: Language proficiency through Intermediate (202) level or fluency in two languages.

Intradisciplinary Major in Two Business Disciplines

Students who wish to do an Intradisciplinary major in two business concentrations must complete the Business Core Major Requirements, plus the following courses.
BUS240 International Business

This course provides the background on the relationships among multinational corporations, international financial markets, and government agencies. Multinational corporations’ strategic formulations of product policy research and development, production, and supply systems, as well as financing of international operations, are examined. This course fulfills a global general education mission requirement.

3
ECN351 International Trade and Finance

An introduction to international trade and finance, and an examination of the structure of international trade and the functioning of the international monetary system. Attention is given to recent issues in these areas and the relationship between the domestic and international economies.

3
2 Approved International Business Major Electives
Language Requirement: Language proficiency through Intermediate (202) level or fluency in two languages.

Interdisciplinary Major in International Business

Students who wish to do an interdisciplinary major in a business area (Accounting, Economics, International Business, Management, or Marketing) and a non-business discipline will complete the following courses (10 courses, exclusive of Integrative Capstone):
BUS105 Foundations of Business

The course combines the theory and practice of business and fosters analytical thinking. Students build a foundation for learning by gaining an understanding of business organizations, their structure and functions, the global setting in which they compete, environmental components and the challenges of an increasingly dynamic, complex work environment.

3
BUS110 Business Statistics

This course introduces essential research tools in business. Topics include descriptive statistics of central tendency and variability and hypotheses testing statistical analysis using correlation, analysis of variance, and regression. Problems use applications from business cases, marketing research, and economic policy.

3
ECN101 Principles of Macroeconomics: The U.S. Economy in the World

The concepts of national income and output are analyzed, and emphasis is placed on factors that influence the levels of economic activity, unemployment, and inflation, including fiscal and monetary policy and the role of international economics.

3
ECN102 Principles of Microeconomics: Decision-Making by the Firm and Consumers

Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make decisions and how they interact in specific markets. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and tools that economists use to understand how the economy works. This course is designed to increase economic literacy through acquiring core knowledge about economics.

3
ACT222 Financial Accounting Principles I

This course represents an introduction to accounting principles including the accounting process, double-entry bookkeeping, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements. The objectives of this course are to make students aware of the importance of accounting information in every type of organization (private business, not-for-profit, and governmental).

3
BUS240 International Business

This course provides the background on the relationships among multinational corporations, international financial markets, and government agencies. Multinational corporations’ strategic formulations of product policy research and development, production, and supply systems, as well as financing of international operations, are examined. This course fulfills a global general education mission requirement.

3
BUS243 Principles of Marketing

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of marketing strategy and management. Basic marketing concepts such as strategic segmentation, targeting, positioning, product design, pricing, promotions and distribution are covered. Environmental sustainability is analyzed from the consumer perspective.

3
ECN351 International Trade and Finance

An introduction to international trade and finance, and an examination of the structure of international trade and the functioning of the international monetary system. Attention is given to recent issues in these areas and the relationship between the domestic and international economies.

3
2 Approved courses from the following:
ECN253 Economic Development in China

Course examines the rapid economic growth in China since 1980. Course reviews the historical context of the Chinese economy post World War II and the policies pursued by the Chinese government in promoting economic development, Chinese economic growth is analyzed using various current theories of economic development.

3
ECN262 Global Environmental Economics

This course examines the economic perspectives and tools for analyzing environmental problems and evaluating policy solutions. The course covers both conceptual topics and real-world applications. Course discussions reflect the global nature of environmental problems and solutions. Cross-listed as ENV 262. This course fulfills an environmental general education mission course requirement.

3
BUS327 Global Marketing

This course explores the rapidly evolving realities of international marketing. Through class discussion, case study and project work, students learn to analyze macro-environments (alternative cultures, economic systems, financial markets, governments and legal issues). Students learn to develop marketing strategies and tactics to fit the unique aspects of targeted global markets.

3
BUS395W Leadership and Management

This course builds students’ ability to identify challenges facing managers in 21st century organizations. The course covers theories and applications of leadership in the changing environment of today’s world. Students learn organizational skills, presentation skills, and critical thinking skills. Writing skills are emphasized.

3
ECN330 Global Financial System and the Macro Economy

Combines material on economic analysis of the macro economy with a review of the global financial system. Develops analytical models on how to attain economic growth, price stability, and full employment. Covers the financial system, financial crises, and monetary policy. Emphasizes both analytical models and real world policy applications.

3
ECN358W Economic Development

An examination of the factors accounting for economic growth and development of modern economically developed nations and less-developed areas. A review of the problems encountered in initiating and sustaining the process of economic development. Major policy issues are discussed. This course fulfills a global general education mission course requirement.

3
Language Requirement: Language proficiency through Intermediate (202) level or fluency in two languages.

+Major Requirements - Marketing

Marketing is a unique combination of art and science, creativity and rigor, innovation and fundamentals. Marketing majors obtain the full range of knowledge and skills needed to develop cutting edge marketing strategy and tactics. The program enables students to develop analytical and practical insights for leveraging business growth opportunities across industries and within targeted populations. Special emphasis is placed on ethical marketing practice and adaptation to new technologies, changing consumer preferences, environmental sustainability and a rapidly expanding global economy.

Marketing Major

5 required courses along with the core courses
BUS244 Consumer Behavior

The course reviews and evaluates the major theories of consumer behavior from the economics, behavioral sciences, and marketing literatures. The use of consumer research data for marketing decisions is emphasized. Topics include market segmentation, theories of brand choice, family decision making, life cycle theories, and the diffusion of innovations.

3
BUS445 Marketing Strategy

This course examines the concepts and processes for gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace. It is designed around a marketing planning approach with an emphasis on strategic analysis and planning. The course takes a hands-on approach toward analyzing markets and market behavior, and matching strategies to changing market conditions.

3
BUS327 Global Marketing

This course explores the rapidly evolving realities of international marketing. Through class discussion, case study and project work, students learn to analyze macro-environments (alternative cultures, economic systems, financial markets, governments and legal issues). Students learn to develop marketing strategies and tactics to fit the unique aspects of targeted global markets.

3
BUS350 Advertising and Promotion

This course offers a detailed study of advertising and promotion, including public relations and support media. An integrated marketing communications perspective is emphasized. Advertising and promotion are examined utilizing a range of media outlets, including the internet, television, consumer magazines and professional journals.

3
COM234 Persuasion

This course explores rhetorical and experimental studies of persuasion. It introduces the student to research in the field and critically examines some of the techniques developed in "selling" products, politics, and culture. It also examines the ethical considerations relevant to these techniques.

3

Intradisciplinary Major in Two Business Disciplines

Students who wish to do an Intradisciplinary major in two business concentrations must complete the Business Core Major Requirements, plus the following courses.
BUS244 Consumer Behavior

The course reviews and evaluates the major theories of consumer behavior from the economics, behavioral sciences, and marketing literatures. The use of consumer research data for marketing decisions is emphasized. Topics include market segmentation, theories of brand choice, family decision making, life cycle theories, and the diffusion of innovations.

3
BUS445 Marketing Strategy

This course examines the concepts and processes for gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace. It is designed around a marketing planning approach with an emphasis on strategic analysis and planning. The course takes a hands-on approach toward analyzing markets and market behavior, and matching strategies to changing market conditions.

3
2 Approved Marketing major electives

Interdisciplinary Major in Marketing

Students who wish to do an interdisciplinary major in a business area (Accounting, Economics, International Business, Management, or Marketing) and a non-business discipline will complete the following courses (10 courses, exclusive of the Integrative Capstone):
BUS105 Foundations of Business

The course combines the theory and practice of business and fosters analytical thinking. Students build a foundation for learning by gaining an understanding of business organizations, their structure and functions, the global setting in which they compete, environmental components and the challenges of an increasingly dynamic, complex work environment.

3
BUS110 Business Statistics

This course introduces essential research tools in business. Topics include descriptive statistics of central tendency and variability and hypotheses testing statistical analysis using correlation, analysis of variance, and regression. Problems use applications from business cases, marketing research, and economic policy.

3
ACT222 Financial Accounting Principles I

This course represents an introduction to accounting principles including the accounting process, double-entry bookkeeping, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements. The objectives of this course are to make students aware of the importance of accounting information in every type of organization (private business, not-for-profit, and governmental).

3
BUS243 Principles of Marketing

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of marketing strategy and management. Basic marketing concepts such as strategic segmentation, targeting, positioning, product design, pricing, promotions and distribution are covered. Environmental sustainability is analyzed from the consumer perspective.

3
BUS244 Consumer Behavior

The course reviews and evaluates the major theories of consumer behavior from the economics, behavioral sciences, and marketing literatures. The use of consumer research data for marketing decisions is emphasized. Topics include market segmentation, theories of brand choice, family decision making, life cycle theories, and the diffusion of innovations.

3
BUS312 Marketing Research

Business leaders at all levels need to be intelligent designers and consumers of marketing research. The essential aspects of qualitative and quantitative marketing research design and execution are addressed with assigned readings, class discussions, homework problems, in-class exercises, cases, and a teamled custom research study. Prerequisite(s): BUS 243.

3
BUS445 Marketing Strategy

This course examines the concepts and processes for gaining competitive advantage in the marketplace. It is designed around a marketing planning approach with an emphasis on strategic analysis and planning. The course takes a hands-on approach toward analyzing markets and market behavior, and matching strategies to changing market conditions.

3
ECN102 Principles of Microeconomics: Decision-Making by the Firm and Consumers

Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make decisions and how they interact in specific markets. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and tools that economists use to understand how the economy works. This course is designed to increase economic literacy through acquiring core knowledge about economics.

3
2 courses from the following:
BUS327 Global Marketing

This course explores the rapidly evolving realities of international marketing. Through class discussion, case study and project work, students learn to analyze macro-environments (alternative cultures, economic systems, financial markets, governments and legal issues). Students learn to develop marketing strategies and tactics to fit the unique aspects of targeted global markets.

3
BUS350 Advertising and Promotion

This course offers a detailed study of advertising and promotion, including public relations and support media. An integrated marketing communications perspective is emphasized. Advertising and promotion are examined utilizing a range of media outlets, including the internet, television, consumer magazines and professional journals.

3
BUS357 Strategy and Entrepreneurial Ventures

This course illustrates the strategic managemment framework by taking students through the entrepreneurial process from start-up growth while exploring the personal and professional challenges. The student examines key issues in opportunity recognition, financing models, strategic choices, and courses of competitive advantage at different stages of the firm's development.

3
BUS395W Leadership and Management

This course builds students’ ability to identify challenges facing managers in 21st century organizations. The course covers theories and applications of leadership in the changing environment of today’s world. Students learn organizational skills, presentation skills, and critical thinking skills. Writing skills are emphasized.

3
BUS496 Digital Marketing 

To be determined

3
BUS497 Strategic Pricing 

To be determined

3

+Major Requirements - Management

The Management major at Chatham cultivates strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills through both academic coursework, and real-world applications. Graduates are prepared to address challenges in talent acquisition, management, and the development of sustainable human capital.

Management Major

5 courses along with the core requirement
3 required courses
BUS390 Human Resources Management

This course uses readings and case studies to assess and evaluate alternative approaches in staffing, training and development, organization development, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and collective bargaining. The emphasis of the course is to help students understand these elements of human resources management within an integrated systems approach.

3
BUS395W Leadership and Management

This course builds students’ ability to identify challenges facing managers in 21st century organizations. The course covers theories and applications of leadership in the changing environment of today’s world. Students learn organizational skills, presentation skills, and critical thinking skills. Writing skills are emphasized.

3
ECN331 Managerial Economics

This course covers the application of intermediate microeconomic analysis to business decision making. It is designed to bridge economic theory and economic practice. Topics include consumer theory, production analysis, pricing strategy, and risk analysis.

3
2 courses from the following:
BUS240 International Business

This course provides the background on the relationships among multinational corporations, international financial markets, and government agencies. Multinational corporations’ strategic formulations of product policy research and development, production, and supply systems, as well as financing of international operations, are examined. This course fulfills a global general education mission requirement.

3
BUS337 Managing Nonprofit Organizations

Through the use of case studies, assignments, and class projects, this course familiarizes students with the distinctiveness of nonprofit organizations and their management. Specific topics include marketing and fund raising, budgeting, personnel management and supervision, strategic planning and implementation, environmental and program evaluation, and managing interorganizational networks. Prerequisite(s): BUS 105, or SWK 101 and 102, or permission of the instructor.

3
BUS413 Logistics and Operations 

This course introduces students to technical tools and skills essential for problem solving and decision-making in logistics and operations management. Topics may include inventory optimization, network planning, demand forecasting, transportation planning, and productions planning. Mastery of quantitative methods using spreadsheet modeling is required for all students.

3
ECN250 Women and Work

This course examines work the labor market and in the household. It applies economic analysis to study individual behavior, economic institutions, and economic outcomes. Topics include the family as an economic unit, economic restructuring, occupational segregation, discrimination, and human capital. This course fulfills a women general education mission course requirement.

3

Intradisciplinary Major in Two Business Disciplines

Students who wish to do an Intradisciplinary major in two business concentrations must complete the Business Core Major Requirements, plus the following courses.
BUS390 Human Resources Management

This course uses readings and case studies to assess and evaluate alternative approaches in staffing, training and development, organization development, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and collective bargaining. The emphasis of the course is to help students understand these elements of human resources management within an integrated systems approach.

3
BUS395W Leadership and Management

This course builds students’ ability to identify challenges facing managers in 21st century organizations. The course covers theories and applications of leadership in the changing environment of today’s world. Students learn organizational skills, presentation skills, and critical thinking skills. Writing skills are emphasized.

3
ECN331 Managerial Economics

This course covers the application of intermediate microeconomic analysis to business decision making. It is designed to bridge economic theory and economic practice. Topics include consumer theory, production analysis, pricing strategy, and risk analysis.

3
1 Approved Management major elective

Interdisciplinary Major in Management

Students who wish to do an interdisciplinary major in a business area (Accounting, Economics, International Business, Management, or Marketing) and a non-business discipline will complete the following courses (10 courses, exclusive of Integrative Capstone):
BUS105 Foundations of Business

The course combines the theory and practice of business and fosters analytical thinking. Students build a foundation for learning by gaining an understanding of business organizations, their structure and functions, the global setting in which they compete, environmental components and the challenges of an increasingly dynamic, complex work environment.

3
BUS110 Business Statistics

This course introduces essential research tools in business. Topics include descriptive statistics of central tendency and variability and hypotheses testing statistical analysis using correlation, analysis of variance, and regression. Problems use applications from business cases, marketing research, and economic policy.

3
ACT222 Financial Accounting Principles I

This course represents an introduction to accounting principles including the accounting process, double-entry bookkeeping, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements. The objectives of this course are to make students aware of the importance of accounting information in every type of organization (private business, not-for-profit, and governmental).

3
BUS230 Organizational Behavior

This course teaches students to understand, explain, and improve human behavior in organizations. Most organizations focus efforts on improving job performance and organizational commitment. The purpose of this course is to provide a theoretical foundation and realistic understanding of how human behavior influences the effectiveness of the modern corporation.

3
BUS257 Business Law and Business Ethics

This course introduces students to the introductory concepts of business law including employment law, social and environmental responsibility of corporations, and international business law. It also emphasizes frameworks for conducting ethical analysis and the analysis of ethical dilemmas.

3
BUS390 Human Resources Management

This course uses readings and case studies to assess and evaluate alternative approaches in staffing, training and development, organization development, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and collective bargaining. The emphasis of the course is to help students understand these elements of human resources management within an integrated systems approach.

3
BUS395W Leadership and Management

This course builds students’ ability to identify challenges facing managers in 21st century organizations. The course covers theories and applications of leadership in the changing environment of today’s world. Students learn organizational skills, presentation skills, and critical thinking skills. Writing skills are emphasized.

3
ECN102 Principles of Microeconomics: Decision-Making by the Firm and Consumers

Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make decisions and how they interact in specific markets. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and tools that economists use to understand how the economy works. This course is designed to increase economic literacy through acquiring core knowledge about economics.

3
ECN331 Managerial Economics

This course covers the application of intermediate microeconomic analysis to business decision making. It is designed to bridge economic theory and economic practice. Topics include consumer theory, production analysis, pricing strategy, and risk analysis.

3
1 course from the following:
BUS240 International Business

This course provides the background on the relationships among multinational corporations, international financial markets, and government agencies. Multinational corporations’ strategic formulations of product policy research and development, production, and supply systems, as well as financing of international operations, are examined. This course fulfills a global general education mission requirement.

3
BUS337 Managing Nonprofit Organizations

Through the use of case studies, assignments, and class projects, this course familiarizes students with the distinctiveness of nonprofit organizations and their management. Specific topics include marketing and fund raising, budgeting, personnel management and supervision, strategic planning and implementation, environmental and program evaluation, and managing interorganizational networks. Prerequisite(s): BUS 105, or SWK 101 and 102, or permission of the instructor.

3
BUS357 Strategy and Entrepreneurial Ventures

This course illustrates the strategic managemment framework by taking students through the entrepreneurial process from start-up growth while exploring the personal and professional challenges. The student examines key issues in opportunity recognition, financing models, strategic choices, and courses of competitive advantage at different stages of the firm's development.

3
ECN250 Women and Work

This course examines work the labor market and in the household. It applies economic analysis to study individual behavior, economic institutions, and economic outcomes. Topics include the family as an economic unit, economic restructuring, occupational segregation, discrimination, and human capital. This course fulfills a women general education mission course requirement.

3

+Major Requirements - Management Information Systems

The MIS major prepares students to become critical thinkers and innovative designers of contemporary information systems in organizational settings. MIS majors develop both conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills in computing, relational databases, and web design. They will become competent in recognizing opportunities to improve business processes or areas, communicate with stakeholders, and implement and manage information systems projects.

5 courses along with core requirements
4 required courses:
BUS317 Systems Analysis and Design 

This course introduces information systems analysis and design for contemporary organizations, with a focus on developing critical skills in communicating with people as users, analyzing processes, translating needs into information systems requirements, and testing of prototype ideas. Topics also include functional, structural, and behavioral modeling, and Unified Modeling Language (UML).

3
CMP202 Introduction to Programming

An introduction to programming using C++ for students with no previous computer programming experience. Includes introduction to algorithms and object-oriented programming techniques. Prerequisite(s): CMP 140 or permission of the instructor

3
CMP283 Database Management Systems

This course is a study of database management systems and their applications to a wide range of information processing needs. Students design and implement database management systems while being introduced to a conceptual model of a database environment comprised of five basic components: databases, database management systems, data dictionary/directory systems, database administration, and user-system interfaces.

Prerequisite(s): CMP 202 or permission of the instructor.

3
COM261 Web Design I: Code + Aesthetics

This introductory course in web design and net art production addresses formal design, aesthetic, conceptual and theoretical methods for the creative production and dissemination of student projects via a global network. Technical focus is on authoring nonlinear documents using software and basic web programming languages. Students conceptualize projects around a variety of topics including: online social networks, memory and database theory, cultural interfaces, the screen and the body, and collective media. Cross-listed as FDT261. Prerequisite: ART/FDT141 or permission of the instructor. Additional Fee(s): Course Computing Fee.

3
1 course from the following:
BUS416 Computer Networking & Telecommunication 

This course introduces students to the foundational network technologies for data encoding and transmission. Topics may include telephone network and internet architecture, communication protocols (e.g., HTTP, SMTP), transport protocols (e.g., UDP, TCP), and network protocols (IP), TCP/IP, LANs, WANs, circuit vs. packet switching, network security, and multimedia.

3
BUS421 Information Security 

This course introduces students to fundamental issues in ensuring information security. Topics may include authentication models. Protection models, security kernels, secure programming, IT auditing, intrusion monitoring, detection and remediation, and legal and social implications of information security.

3
BUS450 Advanced Database 

This course examines advanced topics of database management, including system architecture, complex database objects, building database applications, designing data warehouses, and creating database infrastructure to support Big Data analytics. Students gain hands-on experience through the implementation of database systems, including storage management, query processing, transaction management, and security management.

3

+Minor Requirements - Accounting

6 courses, including:

ACT222 Financial Accounting Principles I

This course represents an introduction to accounting principles including the accounting process, double-entry bookkeeping, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements. The objectives of this course are to make students aware of the importance of accounting information in every type of organization (private business, not-for-profit, and governmental).

3
ACT223 Managerial Accounting Principles

This course represents an introduction to managerial accounting concepts, including cost allocation and measurement, cost/volume profit analysis, budgeting, variance analysis, job and process costing, and capital budgeting.

3
ACT322 Intermediate Accounting I

This course engages the student in a comprehensive study of generally accepted accounting principles as they relate to the measurement and reporting of assets and income. Students will examine the nature, composition, valuation, and classification of balance sheet items.

3
ACT324 Individual Tax Accounting

The primary emphasis of the course is on the income taxation of individuals, but the course also includes an overview of the federal taxation of other forms of business organization (e.g., corporations, partnerships). The focus of the course is on developing knowledge of tax law and its application.

3
ACT412 Auditing

The course engages the student in a study of auditing objectives, standards, and procedures employed in the examination of business enterprises and verification of their financial statements. Topics include an evaluation of internal control, preparation of work papers, report writing, professional ethics, and current auditing trends.

3
OR
ACT480 Accounting Information Systems

This course examines critical business processes and IT audits through theories of Accounting Information Systems (AIS) and using auditing tools and enterprise systems. Case analyses and project assignments nurture professional competence in communicating objectives and procedures through systems documentation techniques, systems analysis and design methodologies, and information processing.

3

+Minor Requirements - Applied Management

6 courses, including

ACT222 Financial Accounting Principles I

This course represents an introduction to accounting principles including the accounting process, double-entry bookkeeping, adjusting entries, and the preparation of financial statements. The objectives of this course are to make students aware of the importance of accounting information in every type of organization (private business, not-for-profit, and governmental).

3
BUS105 Foundations of Business

The course combines the theory and practice of business and fosters analytical thinking. Students build a foundation for learning by gaining an understanding of business organizations, their structure and functions, the global setting in which they compete, environmental components and the challenges of an increasingly dynamic, complex work environment.

3
BUS243 Principles of Marketing

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of marketing strategy and management. Basic marketing concepts such as strategic segmentation, targeting, positioning, product design, pricing, promotions and distribution are covered. Environmental sustainability is analyzed from the consumer perspective.

3
BUS357 Strategy and Entrepreneurial Ventures

This course illustrates the strategic managemment framework by taking students through the entrepreneurial process from start-up growth while exploring the personal and professional challenges. The student examines key issues in opportunity recognition, financing models, strategic choices, and courses of competitive advantage at different stages of the firm's development.

3
ECN101 Principles of Macroeconomics: The U.S. Economy in the World

The concepts of national income and output are analyzed, and emphasis is placed on factors that influence the levels of economic activity, unemployment, and inflation, including fiscal and monetary policy and the role of international economics.

3
OR
ECN102 Principles of Microeconomics: Decision-Making by the Firm and Consumers

Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make decisions and how they interact in specific markets. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and tools that economists use to understand how the economy works. This course is designed to increase economic literacy through acquiring core knowledge about economics.

3
INTBUS303 Internship - Business

3

+Minor Requirements - Business

6 Approved courses from Business program offerings

+Minor Requirements - Economics

6 courses, including:

ECN101 Principles of Macroeconomics: The U.S. Economy in the World

The concepts of national income and output are analyzed, and emphasis is placed on factors that influence the levels of economic activity, unemployment, and inflation, including fiscal and monetary policy and the role of international economics.

3
ECN102 Principles of Microeconomics: Decision-Making by the Firm and Consumers

Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make decisions and how they interact in specific markets. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and tools that economists use to understand how the economy works. This course is designed to increase economic literacy through acquiring core knowledge about economics.

3
4 Approved upper-level Economics electives

+Minor Requirements - Management Information Systems

6 courses, including:

BUS105 Foundations of Business

The course combines the theory and practice of business and fosters analytical thinking. Students build a foundation for learning by gaining an understanding of business organizations, their structure and functions, the global setting in which they compete, environmental components and the challenges of an increasingly dynamic, complex work environment.

3
BUS171 Information Systems and Operations

This course explores basic concepts of communication networks (e.g., the Internet), hardware, software, databases, and systems. Students apply information systems to decision making, communication, collaboration and coordination in the operations of contemporary organizations. Students gain skills in word processing, presentation software, data visualization, spreadsheets, and relational databases.

3
CMP202 Introduction to Programming

An introduction to programming using C++ for students with no previous computer programming experience. Includes introduction to algorithms and object-oriented programming techniques. Prerequisite(s): CMP 140 or permission of the instructor

3
CMP283 Database Management Systems

This course is a study of database management systems and their applications to a wide range of information processing needs. Students design and implement database management systems while being introduced to a conceptual model of a database environment comprised of five basic components: databases, database management systems, data dictionary/directory systems, database administration, and user-system interfaces.

Prerequisite(s): CMP 202 or permission of the instructor.

3
2 courses from the Management Information Systems major

+Minor Requirements - Marketing

6 courses, including:

BUS105 Foundations of Business

The course combines the theory and practice of business and fosters analytical thinking. Students build a foundation for learning by gaining an understanding of business organizations, their structure and functions, the global setting in which they compete, environmental components and the challenges of an increasingly dynamic, complex work environment.

3
ECN102 Principles of Microeconomics: Decision-Making by the Firm and Consumers

Microeconomics is the study of how households and firms make decisions and how they interact in specific markets. Students are introduced to the basic concepts and tools that economists use to understand how the economy works. This course is designed to increase economic literacy through acquiring core knowledge about economics.

3
BUS243 Principles of Marketing

This course introduces students to the basic concepts of marketing strategy and management. Basic marketing concepts such as strategic segmentation, targeting, positioning, product design, pricing, promotions and distribution are covered. Environmental sustainability is analyzed from the consumer perspective.

3
3 courses from Marketing major