The Catholic University of America

School of Business and Economics

Professors

Brian Engelland, Associate Dean; Ernest M. Zampelli; M. Sophia Aguirre

Professors Emeriti

August C. Bolino; Alberto M. Piedra

Associate Professors

Andrew Abela, Dean; Kevin F. Forbes; Reza Saidi, Assistant Dean; Jamshed Y. Uppal

Assistant Professors

Ava Gail Cas; Angelina Christie; Irene Kim

Clinical Assistant Professors Mary Njai; Bill Kirst; Martha Cruz-Zuniga; Don Heim; John Yoest

Distinguished Lecturers

Raymond J. Wyrsch

Senior Lecturers

Paul Radich

Lecturers

Philip Brach, Assistant Dean of Development; Steven Latter; Shahin Mafaher; Jeffrey Miller; David Bottegal; Kevin Kane; Zeinab Karake; Robert F. Powers; Kristen Rompf; Jean-Paul Tibonsu; John M. Volpe; Michael Evans; Richard Westerman; Frederick Repetti; Peter Feiden; Gregory Smith; Sebastian Pawlowski; Jeff Fortenberry; Brooks Singer; Gregory Smith; Randolph Stanley; Michael Williams

The School of Business and Economics offers several degrees which span a wide range of disciplines. The degree programs include a B.A. in Economics, a B.A. in International Business, a B.S. in Accounting, a B.S. in Economics, a B.S. in International Economics and Finance, and a B.S. in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.). Within the B.S.B.A. degree program, students may choose from among the following concentrations: finance, marketing, or management. The degree program in International Economics and Finance is for students who meet the honors program standards only. See the school’s Advising Coordinator for further information regarding all degree options.

 

B.S.B.A. Degree Core Courses

ECON 101

Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 102

Principles of Microeconomics

MGT 218

The Vocation of Business

MGT 240

Management of Information Systems

ACCT 305

Introduction to Financial Accounting

ACCT 306

Introduction to Managerial Accounting

ECON 223

Statistics for Business and Economics

MGT 323

Management Theory and Practice

MGT 226

Financial Management

MGT 301

Ethics in Business and Economics

MGT 321, 322 or 371

Business Law I or Business Law II

MGT 345

Marketing Management

MGT 365

Quantitative Methods of Decision Making

MGT 475

Business Strategy (Senior Capstone)

 

Additional Requirements for Each Major

Finance

 

MGT 332

Investment Analysis

MGT 334

Corporate Finance I

MGT 336

Corporate Finance II

 

Three courses approved by the department

Marketing

MGT 357

Marketing Strategy

MGT 348

Consumer Behavior

MGT 346

Market Research

 

Three courses approved by the department

Management

MGT 372 or 390 

Entrepreneurship or International Business

MGT 310

Leadership and Organization

MGT 311

Organizational Behavior

 

Three courses approved by the department

All courses within the School of Business & Economics must be completed with a grade of C- or better. A student may repeat only one of the three following courses, one time: ECON 101, Principles of Macroeconomics; ECON 102, Principles of Microeconomics; and ACCT 305, Introductory Accounting. Other courses in the department may be repeated only once. Students must maintain a 2.3 grade-point average within the School of Business and Economics.

A total of six courses in mathematics, computer science, and statistics are required for all programs in the department. MATH 111, Calculus for Social-Life Sciences I, is required for all students. Specific majors such as economics, and finance have additional math/computer science requirements. See the advising coordinator for details. All mathematics and computer science courses must be passed with at least a C-.

All students must pass a senior year comprehensive assessment administered twice a year, independently of any course. Students take this examination in their last year in residence at CUA, by which time they must have completed all core courses plus all required courses for their major.

The school also offers minor programs in the areas of accounting, economics, finance, international business, management, marketing, and sports management. These programs are only open to nonmajors, with the exception of the sports management concentration which is available to majors.

Students majoring in accounting must maintain a 3.0 GPA to remain an accounting major. Students who wish to change their major to accounting must have earned at least a B- or better in ACCT 305 and 306.

Additionally, accounting majors who intend to take the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) examination should be aware that they must complete at least 150 credits prior to sitting for the exam, this is a national requirement. There are additional requirements depending on the state where the exam is taken. In some states, the number of credit hours needed to sit for the exam exceeds the number of credit hours that a student would typically earn in an undergraduate program. It is the student's responsibility to determine the requirements that must be met in his or her state to sit for the examination and to request changes in his or her program so as best to meet those requirements. Students can find this information by searching for "State Board of Accountancy."

Courses Offered

Please consult the Web site https://cardinalstation.cua.edu for descriptions of courses offered in the current semester.

Accounting

ACCT

Course Title

305

Introductory Accounting

306

Introductory Managerial Accounting

409 Cost Accounting

410

Intermediate Accounting I

411

Intermediate Accounting II

412

Auditing

417

Gov't and Non-Profit Accounting

418

Advanced Accounting

419

Federal Taxation I

420

Income Tax Accounting II

425

Accounting and Budgeting Systems

430

Forensic Accounting

475

International Accounting

480

Legal Aspects of Acct, Auditing, & Finance

482

Financial Statement Analysis

495

Internship

Economics

ECON

Course Title

101

Principles of Macroeconomics

102

Principles of Microeconomics

103

Principles of Economics I (University Honors)

104

Principles of Economics II (University Honors)

223

Statistics for Business and Economics

241

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory I

242

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory I

243

Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory II

244

Intermediate Microeconomic Theory II

301

Ethics in Business and Economics

309

Money and Banking

327

Sports Economics

334

Capitalism, Globalization, and Consumption

348

Industrial Organization

349

Antitrust and Regulatory Economics

359

Public Finance

440/540

Integral Economics of Development

441

Family and Economic Growth

443

Applied Macroeconomics

446

Managerial Economics

461

Math for Economists

463

Econometrics

 464

Econometrics II

480/580

International Economics

481/581

International Finance

484/584

Economic and Finance of Emerging Markets

493

Public Policy Issues in Economics

495

Internship

528

Labor Economics

534

Economic Sociology

545

Experimental Economics

551

Economic Development of Latin America

552

European Economic Environment and Integration (Leuven)

561

Mathematical Economics

563

Econometric Models

582

Economic Integration Movements

583

History of Economic Thought

Management

MGT

Course Title

218

The Vocation of Business

240

Management of Information

347

System Analysis

375

The Business of Music

323

Management-Theory and Practice

226

Financial Management

331

Database Management

495

Internship

301

Ethics in Business and Economics

310

Leadership and Organization

311 Organizational Behavior

321

Business Law I

322

Business Law II: Business Organizations and Property Rights

332

Investment Analysis

334

Corporate Finance I

336

Corporate Finance II

337

Options and Futures

542

Financial Markets and Institutions

345

Marketing Management

346

Market Research

348

Consumer Behavior

555

Financial Statement Analysis

357

Marketing Strategy

458

Marketing and Community

362

International Marketing

365

Quantitative Methods in Decision Making

371

Government and Business

372

Entrepreneurship and Capital Venturing

475

Business Strategy

389

International Corporate Finance

390

International Business