The Business Department is intended to help students succeed in a rapidly changing business world. It emphasizes both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, with an emphasis on ethics in all disciplines of the business world.
This department offers the following major and minor:
All Business students begin their studies with introductory courses in Economics, Accounting, Business Law, Management and Statistics. Upper division required courses include Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Advanced Economic Theory, and Service Sector studies. Students will also select with their advisor four (4) additional upper division courses to complete the major.
The Business Department brings guest lecturers to campus to highlight the wide variety of possible careers for students with a Business background. Many AJU students take advantage of the dynamic, economically diverse city of Los Angeles for internships, including the entertainment industry, financial institutions, real estate and nonprofit organizations.
Students graduating from AJU with their BA in Business have gone on to law school, business school, and other advanced degrees (e.g. a Ph.D. in Organization Development, M.A. in Taxation) as well as into their chosen career path.
COURSES FOR LOWER DIVISION UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
BUS 103 - FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING - 3 CREDITS
Covers the principles of reporting to external users and accounting as an information processing system, emphasizing the three fundamental financial statements: balance sheet, income statement, and statement of changes in financial position.
BUS 104 - ECONOMICS - 3 CREDITS
An introduction to the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, emphasizing analytical skills in the areas of allocation of resources, the roles of the marketplace, and monetary and fiscal policy.
BUS 105 - BUSINESS LAW I - 3 CREDITS
Rules of law as they relate to business transactions. Topics include: definitions and classifications of law, court systems and procedure, law of torts, intentional torts, negligence, defenses, strict liability, and law of contracts.
COURSES FOR UPPER DIVISION UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
BUS 202 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT and ORG. BEHAVIOR & MGMT 3 CREDITS
An introduction to the structure and practice of business today from a management standpoint. Students learn the fundamentals of planning, strategy, globalization, organizing, motivating, leading, and control systems including use of computers and business/management information systems.
BUS 220 - MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING - 3 CREDITS
Covers principles of reporting to internal users and accounting as an information processing system, analyzing relevant costs for planning, control, and decision making. Topics include: cost accounting systems, budgeting, and cost-volume profit relationships.
PREREQUISITES: BUS 103 AND 104, MAT 102, 105, OR 106.
BUS 225 - THE SERVICE SECTOR - 3 CREDITS
An overview of the service sector of our economy, emphasizing managerial decision making and specialized management tools. Extensive contact with professionals in the industry is employed, providing exposure to the many career options available in this sector.
BUS 226 - MANAGEMENT STRATEGY - 3 CREDITS
Exploration of the concept and context of management strategy across different approaches, environmental settings, and significant dimensions such as finance and accounting, marketing, interpersonal relations, values and ethics, issues and stakeholder management, and creativity. This course aims at developing analytical skills and abilities for practical and effective application in the full range of business environments.
BUS 231 - ISSUES IN ETHICS - 3 CREDITS
After introductory lectures on ethical theory, a variety of issues are examined in applied moral philosophy from the standpoint of Jewish and Western sources. In the area of business ethics, the following are examined: privacy and confidentiality, business deception (e.g. truth in advertising), corporate responsibility, and the foundations for capitalism or socialism.
BUS 232 - INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING - 3 CREDITS
This course provides a study of the marketing discipline in today’s marketplace. Participants develop a clear understanding of the marketing function in business, applying this information as they explore current trends and market segments.
BUS 236 - ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR - 3 CREDITS
Organizational behavior studies the behavior, attitudes and performances of people in organizations. It illuminates the way in which organizations and groups shape and determine the behavior of individuals and it also describes the influence of particular individual characteristics and qualities on behavior within both groups and organizations. It is a field of study that combines both micro and macro perspectives.
BUS 240 - MONEY AND BANKING - 3 CREDITS
An examination of money and the level of economic activity; supply of and the demand for money; the Federal Reserve system and monetary policy; the functions of financial institutions, credit, foreign exchange, and monetary control; and international trade and finance.
PREREQUISITE: BUS 104 AND 245.
BUS 242 - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS - 3 CREDITS
The study of the impacts of cultural, moral and practical considerations on business strategies and operations in the global economic environment. This course emphasizes the integration of cultural and ethical analysis with the practical skills and activities of international business management.
BUS 245 - ADVANCED ECONOMIC THEORY - 3 CREDITS
Analysis of economic tools and concepts as they apply to management decisions and planning. Through examination of historical economic literature, students see how other societies have dealt with the economic issues facing America today. Attention will be given to the demographics of this region and the internationalization of the U.S. economy.
PREREQUISITES: MAT 102 AND 105 OR 106. BUS 104.
BUS 261 – INVESTMENT ANALYSIS - 3 CREDITS
This course is designed to give the student an inside perspective of investments and the world of finance. Students will analyze many of the financial asset classes and review different investment strategies. The practical nature of this class will involve the student in real market situations by exploring the interrelationship between the major markets and fiscal policy. We will investigate some of the pitfalls of everyday finance and look at the different ways ordinary people have created wealth for themselves and their families.
BUS 262 - BUSINESS FINANCE - 3 CREDITS
A review of current financial institutions and their development, emphasizing literature and research of current and potential developments in this field. Topics include: the tools of finance, financial analysis, time value of money, risk, return and valuation, working capital policy and management, capital marketing, cost of capital, long-term sources of financing, capital structure, and special topics such as mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcy, and privatization.
PREREQUISITES: MAT 102 AND EITHER 105 OR 106. BUS 104, 240, 245, AND 261.
BUS 271 - BUSINESS LAW II - 3 CREDITS
Rules of law concerning the organization of business. Topics include: law of agency and employer-employee relationships (creation of relationships, rights and liabilities of parties, and third parties); law of partnerships (creation, operation and dissolution); and law of corporations (formation, management, shareholders rights and liabilities, and securities regulation). The formation of nonprofit organizations and the privatization movement will also be addressed.
PREREQUISITE: BUS 205.
BUS 290 - SELECTED TOPICS IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT - 3 CREDITS
BUS 298 - PRACTICUM - 3 CREDITS
A 150-hour field placement for Business majors.
PREREQUISITE: BUS 225.
BUS 299 - INDEPENDENT STUDY - 3 CREDITS
NOTE: WITH THE PERMISSION OF YOUR ADVISOR, BUSINESS DEPARTMENT CHAIR AND DEAN OF THE GRADUATE PROGRAM IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT AS A BUSINESS MAJOR YOU CAN TAKE A VERY LIMITED NUMBER OF NONPOFIT MANAGEMENT COURSES.