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Degrees and Requirements

Professional Studies

The Professional Studies program is not structured to be part of the Business Group, and therefore is not included in its ACBSP accreditation.

This is a capstone program for adult students who wish to complete their college education. This program is designed to enhance workplace skills such as planning, workflow management, problem solving, listening and communication, labor/management relations and motivation techniques.

This degree completion program is designed for adult and transfer students interested in business and management.

To complete the professional studies major successfully, the following course work is required:

  • 45 or more transfer credits
  • 18 credits as listed under Applied Professional Studies
  • 18 credits as listed under either Track I, II, or III (50% of the track must be at 3000 or 4000 level)
  • 9 credits listed under Business Skills
  • 33 credits of CORE Curriculum courses
  • 42 General Elective credits

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, the last 30 of which must be earned at La Roche University.

Summary of Requirements

Applied Professional Studies: 18 Credits (select one)

  • ACCT1001
    ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS

    ACCT1001
    ACCOUNTING CONCEPTS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An examination of accounting from a generalist's perspective designed to provide the non-business major an understanding of how accounting procedures and principles affect operating, investing, and financing decisions. This course focuses on accounting concepts and principles, accounts and financial statements, and evaluating business operations. Topics include current assets, long-lived assets, liabilities, and owner's equity. This course will not fulfill degree requirements for management division programs.

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  • ACCT2003
    ACCOUNTING I

    ACCT2003
    ACCOUNTING I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The first of a two-course introductory financial accounting sequence that examines financial accounting from the viewpoint of preparers and users of financial statements. This course focuses on a basic introduction to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles along with the principles and concepts of recording, processing, and reporting accounting information. Topics include the accounting cycle, including financial statement preparation; merchandising operations, including inventory systems and cost flow assumptions; special journals; internal control systems; cash and bank reconciliations; and receivables and uncollectible accounts.

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  • ADMG1005
    MACROECONOMICS

    ADMG1005
    MACROECONOMICS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introductory economics course focusing on the field of macroeconomics, including government spending, money, inflation, unemployment and taxes. Also included are brief sections on microeconomic and economic systems.

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  • ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT

    ADMG1018
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to the three major schools of management thought: the classical, the behavioral and the management science schools. The major emphasis is on the fundamentals of each school of thought and also on the integrative approach to management, drawing on the systems and contingency approaches.

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  • ADMG2009
    BUSINESS LAW I

    ADMG2009
    BUSINESS LAW I

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This coure is an introduction to law and legal procedure. Contracts, their nature and requisites formation, operations, interpretation, discharge and remedies are discussed.

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  • ADMG2025
    HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION

    ADMG2025
    HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATION

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A study of the basics of human resources management including planning, recruitment selection, motivation and performance appraisal. Also treated are salary benefits systems and an introduction to EEOC and OSHA law.

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  • INMT3039
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MGMT

    INMT3039
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MGMT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An introduction to international business management with particular emphasis on the field of international finance and economics. In addition, the course deals with problems in the area of finance, marketing, production and organization, both from the perspective of the multinational corporation and the domestic corporation trading in international markets.

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Business Skills Components: 9 credits

  • ADMG3024
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION

    ADMG3024
    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is designed to provide students in the professional areas with training in preparing and giving professional presentations. Students will develop skills in audience/client assessment, research, presentation design and development, using presentation tools and presentation evaluation.

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    Reserved for JR/SR Only

  • MATH1030
    CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, ECONOMICSAND MGMT SCIENCES

    MATH1030
    CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS, ECONOMICSAND MGMT SCIENCES

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A one-semester course in the differential and integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasis on concepts and the skills of differentiation and integration with applications from Administration, Economics and Managerial Sciences.

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    MATH1010

  • MATH1040
    PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

    MATH1040
    PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    The study of the fundamentals of probability theory with applications to natural and social sciences as well as to mathematics. Discrete and continuous distributions, sampling theory, linear correlation, regression, statistical inference, estimation and analysis of variance are included.

    PREREQUISITES:

    MATH1010

Track I-Human Resources Concentration: 18 Credits

  • ADMG2018
    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

    ADMG2018
    ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course provides an in-depth examination of organizational behavior from a macro-perspective. This course includes a review of the research on organizational structure, technology and the environment, as well as their relationship and the implications for effective organizational design. Also included in the course are discussions of organizational goals and effectiveness, organizational culture, organizational conflict and politics, and alternative organizational structure in the U.S. and abroad.

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG1018

  • ADMG3015
    PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    ADMG3015
    PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course presents a comprehensive introduction to Project Management. The task of managing projects and the challenges facing project workers are examined in the context of new realities, requirements, opportunities and problems developing in the business environment. In addition to the traditional concerns of project management involving time, budget and specifications management, quality management, contract/procurement management and communication management as they affect the management of projects in the modern work place.

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  • ADMG4036
    ORGANIZATION THEORY

    ADMG4036
    ORGANIZATION THEORY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course is intended to provide the graduating administration and management student with a forum for exploring and comparing different theoretical approaches to the organizational aspects of modern institutions, both public and private. The participant would have the opportunity to acquire an understanding of the different ways in which organization theory is approached by scholars in different disciplines, i.e., sociologists, political scientists and public and business administrators.

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    Senior status in administration & management or permission of instructor

  • ADMG4040
    BUSINESS ETHICS: TOPICS AND ISSUES IN A AND M

    ADMG4040
    BUSINESS ETHICS: TOPICS AND ISSUES IN A AND M

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    This course will provide an in-depth examination of selected topics and issues in the field of administration and management. Topics to be examined on a rotating basis to include: ethics in business, history of business, government regulation and business, theory and process of decision-making and current issues in human resource management.

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    Junior or Senior status

  • GNRLXXXX

    GNRLXXXX

    Credits (Min/Max): /

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Track III- Executive Track: 18 credits: choose any additional ACCT, FINC, ISTC, INMT, ADMG, MRKT courses

  • ADMG4055
    SEMINAR - BUSINESS POLICY

    ADMG4055
    SEMINAR - BUSINESS POLICY

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    An intensive culmination and synthesization of the study of administration and management consisting of readings, case study and class discussion. The primary emphasis is on the development of the skills of strategic analysis from the viewpoint of the general manager.

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    Reserved for Senior Only

Track II-Public Relations Concentration: 18 Credits

  • GNRLXXXX

    GNRLXXXX

    Credits (Min/Max): /

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  • MRKT2007
    ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS(ADMG2007)

    MRKT2007
    ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS(ADMG2007)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A comprehensive study of advertising, detailing its relationship to marketing practice. Topics such as advertising preparation, media evaluation, market research, pricing and retailing problems are included. The role of public relations in an organizational communication program is also explained.Cross-listed with ADMG2007

    PREREQUISITES:

    ADMG2021 or MRKT2021

  • MRKT2021
    MARKETING MANAGEMENT (ADMG2021)

    MRKT2021
    MARKETING MANAGEMENT (ADMG2021)

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    A basic study of marketing systems in the American economy. This course includes, identifying the activities involved in the flow of goods among manufacturers, brokers, wholesalers, retailers and consumers. The nature of demand, buyer behavior, costs and pricing, sales strategies, promotions and techniques are presented.Cross-listed with ADMG2021

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  • MRKT3033
    MARKETING RESEARCH

    MRKT3033
    MARKETING RESEARCH

    Credits (Min/Max): 3/3

    Explores the function which links the consumer, customer, and public to the marketer through information -- information used to identify and define marketing opportunities and problems; generate, refine, and evaluate marketing actions; and, monitor marketing performance. This course deals with the planning for, collection, and analysis of data relevant to marketing decision-making and the communication of the results of this analysis to management.

    PREREQUISITES:

    MRKT3012