Department of Accounting, Management and Information Systems

Dr. Rhelda W. Barron, Chair
115 Business Administration Building
901-881-7238

Faculty

Rhelda W. Barron, Tommy A. Cates, Sanjib K. Chowdhury, Kay A. Durden, Richard B. Griffin, Robert L. Hearn, Eddie R. Joyner, Ronald W. Kilgore, John E. Knight, Mary A. Lemons, P. Michael McCullough, John D. Overby, Richard J. Palmer, Robert L. Putnam, Tom W. Schmidt, Carel M. Wolk

Accounting

The accounting major is designed to prepare students for positions in public, private, or governmental accounting and is an excellent pre-law major. The major also provides an educational background for the CIA, CMA, and CPA examinations. The student should be aware that 150 semester hours are required to qualify a person to sit for the CPA examination. Those students should see the Master of Accountancy program on page 336.

In order for the credit to count toward graduation for a major in accounting, a student must earn at least a "C" in each accounting class completed after Summer '95.

Course Requirements for Major

Hours

Acct 301-302

6

Acct 321

3

Acct 401 or Acct 402

3

Acct 431

3

Acct 441

3

Acct 461

3

Upper Division Accounting Elective

3

Inf Sys 351

3

Business Law 301

3

Upper Division Business Electives*

6

 

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Total Hours

36

*Up to 3 of these hours may be satisfied by courses from Inf Sys 211-249.

Information Systems

The Information Systems major is designed to prepare the student for careers working with today's and tomorrow's computer-based information systems. Students interested in designing and developing information systems should select the Management Information Systems Concentration, while students interested in using information systems and/or training others to use information systems should select the Office Information Systems Concentration. Both concentrations build upon a foundation of computer literacy which emphasizes hands-on skills. These skills are practiced and polished in a network environment that encourages the collaborative problem solving approaches being used in modern organizations.

Course Requirements for Major

Hours

Inf Sys 212 Intermediate Spreadsheet Applications

1

Inf Sys 213 Advanced Spreadsheet Applications

1

Inf Sys 222 Intermediate Data Base Applications

1

Inf Sys 223 Advanced Data Base Applications

1

Inf Sys 232 Intermediate Word Processing

1

Inf Sys 233 Advanced Word Processing

1

Inf Sys 351 Business Communications

3

Inf Sys 361 Network Administration

3

Inf Sys 491 Current Issues in Information Systems

3

Concentration Requirements (see below)

21

 

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Total Hours

36

Management Information Systems Concentration

The Management Information Systems concentration is designed to prepare the student for organizational roles involving the design, development, and administration of information systems. Typical positions include systems analyst, programmer, network administrator, computer consultant, computer applications support specialist.

Concentration Requirements

Hours

Comp Sci 221 Programming Concepts and Problem Solving I

3

Comp Sci 222 Programming Concepts and Problem Solving II

3

Comp Sci 351 Object Oriented System Analysis and Design

3

Acct 461 Accounting Information Systems

3

Information Systems or Computer Science Electives

9

 

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TOTAL

21

Office Information Systems Concentration

The Office Information Systems concentration stresses the integration of people, procedures and technology to produce information in the office environment. Emphasis is on computer applications, technology management strategies, software selection, and end-user training/support. Interpersonal, written, and oral communications skills are developed. Possible career paths for graduates include software support specialist, administrative assistant, records manager, office manager, training specialist, and office system analyst.

Concentration Requirements

Hours

Inf Sys 251 Office Procedures

3

Inf Sys 331 Professional Word Processing

3

Inf Sys 461 Automated Office Systems

3

Inf Sys 462 Office Management

3

Business Electives

9

 

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TOTAL

21

Two-Year Certification Program in Office Information Systems

The two-year program in Office Information Systems is designed to prepare students to gain knowledge and skills in modern office technology in the shortest possible time. The major is intended to enable a student to specialize in a chosen field and still obtain college credits which may all be applied toward a degree in information systems.

Courses

Hours

English 111-112

6

Mathematics 140, 210

6

Computer Science 201

3

Communications 230

3

Psychology 110-120

6

Accounting 201-202

6

Economics 201-202

6

Business Law 201

3

Computer Applications (Chosen from the following 1-hr. courses: Inf Sys 211, 212, 213, 221, 231, 232, 233, 241)

6

Information Systems 151

3

Information Systems 251

3

Electives

13

 

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Total Hours

64

Management

The management curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to assume entry level management positions and progress in the management profession. The general management concentration is designed for those students who desire a broad introduction to the field of management. Those students wishing a more directed study in a specific area of management may choose one of the other concentrations listed below.

Course Requirements for Major

Hours

Acct 311 Managerial Accounting or Acct 321 Cost Accounting

3

Mgt 303 Organizational Behavior and Theory

3

Mgt 320 Advanced Statistics for Managers

3

Mgt 350 Personnel Administration

3

Upper Division Business Electives * (or Concentration as outlined below)

6

Concentration Requirements (see below)

18

 

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Total Hours

36

*Up to three of these hours may be satisfied by courses from Inf Sys 211-249.

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Entrepreneurship is one of the few remaining opportunities for personal wealth and career fulfillment available in business today. These opportunities come from starting a business, being part of an emerging business or by participating in an entrepreneurial venture in a mature organization. The concentration in entrepreneurship prepares graduates to recognize and take advantage of such opportunities.

Concentration Requirements

Hours

Mgt 305 Creativity and Innovation

3

Mgt 306 Entrepreneurship

3

Mktg 302 Personal Selling

3

Technical Electives*

6

Free Electives

3

 

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TOTAL

18

*The technical electives, when combined with the business courses, present an opportunity for students in the entrepreneurship concentration to develop the depth of knowledge in a technical area. The students will be expected to work in teams of business and nonbusiness students in these courses. The work will be directed toward developing products, services, and detailed business plans for products. The eventual outcome of these courses will be to explore the viability of using the results to start a business or improve a process. The technical electives are selected with the advice, guidance, and approval of the student's business advisor.

General Management Concentration

The General Management Concentration is designed for those who want a broad background in business administration and management. Graduates are prepared for operating in diverse business environments, including government, retail, manufacturing, and service organizations.

Concentration Requirements

Hours

Upper Division Management Electives

9

Upper Division Business Electives

6

Free Electives

3

 

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TOTAL

18

Human Resource Management Concentration

Human Resource Management includes the management of activities undertaken to recruit, enhance, motivate, and maintain a high-performance work force within an organization. The activities include: recruitment, selection, compensation and benefits, job analysis, organizational development, adherence to employment laws, and labor-management relations.

Concentration Requirements

Hours

BLaw 311 Employment and Labor Law

3

Mgt 340 Labor-Relations Management

3

Mgt 440 Staffing and Performance Appraisal

3

Mgt 450 Compensation Management

3

Mgt 470 Training and Development

3

Mgt 491 Current Issues in Human Resource Management

3

 

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TOTAL

18

This concentration also requires the following courses to satisfy the 15 hours for the general education nonbusiness category:

General Education Nonbusiness Electives

Hours

Social Sciences

6

Communications 231

3

Industrial Engineering 402

3

Nonbusiness Elective

3

 

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TOTAL

15



Operations Management Concentration

Operations Management prepares students for the activities involved in producing an organization's goods and services. The area emphasizes cross-functional integrated approaches to designing, developing, and producing high quality goods or services, on time, to meet customer expectations.

Concentration Requirements

Hours

Mgt 312 Introduction to Management Science

3

Mgt 412 Applied Operations Management

3

Mgt 330 Quality Design and Control OR Mgt 430 Quality Management in Business

3

Electives (Chosen from Mgt 450, Mktg 450, IE 380, IE 402)

6

Free Electives

3

 

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TOTAL

18



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