Courses taught in English

 

B.S.B.A. (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration)

 

In case Erasmus students study in classes together with our BSBA students, it is recommended for their English knowledge to be at a minimum level of B2 (B1).

Grading system

Vysoka skola manazmentu / City University of Seattle use a decimal grading system for both undergraduate and graduate courses.

• Undergraduate: Passing grades fall within a range from 4.0 (high) to 0.7 (low). Failing grades are 0.6 and below.

• Graduate: Passing grades fall within a range, from 4.0 (high) to 1.6 (low). Failing grades are 1.5 and below.

• Doctoral: Passing grades fall within a range, from 4.0 (high) to 2.0 (low). Failing grades are 1.9 and below.

Grading scale

Texbook matrix

 

Course Descriptions (1 ECTS credit = 1 VSM/CU credit)

AC 215 Fundamentals of Accounting (5 ECTS)
Fundamentals of Accounting emphasizes the preparation and recording of accounting information and is intended for students majoring in accounting. Students will learn about the accounting cycle, the measuring process and the classification of data, and the accounting terminology that is essential to the preparation and effective use of financial principles that apply to statements. This course introduces basic accounting concepts and techniques; fundamentals of the accounting process and preparation of basic financial statements; accounting principles involved in the measurement and reporting of assets and liabilities; elements of consolidated statements and statement of cash flows; and using and interpreting financial statements for decision-making.

BC 301 Critical Thinking (5 ECTS)
Critical Thinking introduces the student to critical thinking processes used to analyze today's business issues and aid the student in identifying rational solutions. The course focuses on building and analyzing arguments; forms and standards of critical thinking; and evaluating sources of information. Students learn foundational skills that will serve them throughout the program and their business careers.

BC 302 Business Communication (5 ECTS)
This course focuses on the fundamentals of communication in the workplace. Students build professional writing and speaking skills to inform, propose, and persuade. Students will also engage in analyzing a case study, developing PowerPoint slides, making an oral presentation and writing e-mail messages, announcements, memos, letters, and reports. Students will learn how to identify an issue, conduct research, organize research findings, and present an argument. Additional topics include formatting business documents and communicating with different audiences.

BC 303 Statistics (5 ECTS)
This course focuses on the usefulness and limitations of statistical processes and their present day applications. Topics include: descriptive statistics, probability theory and distributions, sampling, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation models. Students will focus on problem formulation, technique selection and results interpretation. Course Entry Requirements: MTH110. College Math is strongly recommended.

BC 306 Ethics and Leadership (5 ECTS)
This course provides an overview of various philosophical approaches to ethical decision-making and practical applications involving ethical problems that arise in business. In addition, it introduces the student to the theory and practice of leadership. Topics include the major ethical constructs, approaches to self-knowledge and practical leadership skills. Students will be able to find solutions to ethical dilemmas they may confront during a business career, and have the self-knowledge and leadership skill to follow through with the solution.

BSC 400 Decision Modeling and Analysis (5 ECTS)
Decision Modeling and Analysis is an examination of the analytical tools used to make optimal business decisions. Topics include: decision analysis, linear programming, waiting line models and project scheduling. There is strong emphasis on understanding business problems and how model building will assist the decision maker in making better decisions. Students will practice building, using and modifying business analysis models. Course Entry Requirements: BC303.

BSC 401 Interpretation of Financial Statements (5 ECTS)
Interpretation of Financial Statements focuses on the analysis of publicly issued financial statements for decision-making, and is taught from a user perspective. Students will learn to read, understand, and analyze a set of financial statements in a broad, decision-making context. Emphasis is placed on the consequences of recording accounting transactions on financial statements and the application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Course Entry Requirements: AC215 (or equivalent).

BSC 402 Financing Organizations (5 ECTS)
Financing Organizations is an examination of the analytical tools used to manage and control finances. Concepts studied include: the acquisition and oversight of working capital; intermediate and long-term financing; and the cost of capital and capital budgeting. Course Entry Requirements: BSC401 and BC303.

BSC 403 Legal Issues in the Workplace (5 ECTS)
Legal Issues in the Workplace focuses on the legal environment of business. The course covers major issues for any business, including contracts, torts, business organizations, and the regulatory environment, including issues arising from expansion internationally. Employee issues such as labor law, employee relationships, and discrimination are also examined. Students will be able to identify legal and regulatory issues and know how to solve the problems that they present.

BSC 407 The Effective Organization (5E CTS)
Students will investigate dilemmas that routinely plague organizations as well as possible solutions to these dilemmas. Topics include diversity within the organization; conflict and negotiation; perception, motivation and reinforcement; leadership roles throughout the organization and globally; human resource management; team building; organizational cultures; and organizational change and development.


BSM 404 International Business (5 ECTS)
The course examines the forces encouraging businesses to globalize their operations and the rules which govern such activities. Topics include: the legal, business and cultural environments of Asia and Eastern and Western Europe; international business contracts; the resolution of trade and contract disputes; import and export regulations; and international forces affecting the uses of labor, competition and the environment. It is strongly recommended that MG201 and BSC402 be taken prior to this course.

BSM 405 Operations Management (5 ECTS)
Operations Management explores operations management in the manufacturing and service environments. Topics include: cost accounting information for improving efficiency, product and service quality, total quality management, project management, materials resource planning, value creation, supply chain management and economic value. Students will focus on how to apply these concepts to real world operation functions of both manufacturing and services. It is strongly recommended that MG201 and SSC221 be taken prior to this course.

BSM 485 Internship (5 ECTS)
As part of a City University undergraduate degree program, there may be the opportunity of using an internship to enhance the learning experience. Within this option a student will be involved in designing, participating in, and reflecting upon the internship experience. An internship within the School of Management is a planned new learning activity which provides the student with a business-related learning experience designed to enhance the understanding of business practices within a given field. Student who has completed 45 credits at City University of Seattle with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 may define an internship experience with a credit value of 5 credits.

BSM 495 Business Strategy (5 ECTS)
This is a capstone course that provides the student an opportunity to integrate discrete skills gained from prior coursework in general business, accounting, marketing, management, business law, communications, operations, human relations, and information systems. Students address business finance, growth and management issues, and problems, viewing them from multiple perspectives.
The objectives of this course are to foster clarity and depth of learning for students at the culmination of their business education, and to provide a means to measure program learning outcomes. This course utilizes the case study and business simulation methods in which instruction is based on facts or problems as they present themselves to a businessperson. The business simulation (Capsim) requires the student to research and evaluate qualitative and quantitative information, synthesize pertinent data, analyze and define problems, reach conclusions, and present his or her findings in writing, as occurs in a business. The focus of the business simulation method is team communication and decision-making.

CO 210 Oral Communications for Managers (5 ECTS)
This course addresses formal and informal communications as they are applied to managerial responsibilities. It includes development of oral skills in organization leadership, techniques of briefing, and one-to-one communication skills.

COM 450 Journalism (5 ECTS)
Journalism is an exciting, demanding career. This course will examine journalism as an art, a craft and an occupation by looking at the evolution of American journalism, as well as the state of contemporary practices in print, broadcast and online. COM 450 will afford students the opportunity to practice journalistic reporting and writing, will give them the chance to consider journalism ethics and history, and also will provide practical writing experience. This course will help prepare students for writing for a wide range of publications and audiences. Students will learn intermediate and advanced techniques of media writing, especially for print. They will continue to hone editing and revision skills learned in other courses. Course Entry Requirements: ENG 102 (or equivalent).

COM 452 The Craft of the Interview (5 ECTS)
Whether you’re the interviewer or the interviewee, interviewing is valuable as a practical skill for both gathering and delivering information. This course will help refine student interviewing performance at either end of the process. Students will learn how to formulate meaningful questions as the interviewer, offer insightful answers as the interviewee, and explore techniques for avoiding blunders during the interview process. How to prepare for interviews, record and interpret answers, devise follow-up questions, and handle interviews when they take unanticipated turns will be covered. Another component of the course delves into interviewing skills for job-seekers. Course Entry Requirements: ENG 102 (or equivalent).

CS 201 Information Technologies for Managers (5 ECTS)
This course provides an introduction to the world of information technology, including the Internet, software and hardware, telecommunications, databases, and e-commerce. It examines the opportunities, challenges, and ethical questions brought by the digital age. As a preparatory course for the bachelor’s degree programs in management, it develops students’ skills in commonly used applications.

EC 400 Fundamentals of Electronic Commerce (5 ECTS)
This course provides an overview of Electronic Commerce (E-Commerce) from a managerial perspective. Areas covered include: Business-to-Consumer, Business-to-Business, Business-to-Employee, and the E-environment. The course also includes topics such as: E-Commerce intermediaries and business models, technologies that enable E-Commerce; consumer behavior, site design, site promotion, business challenges, and strategies. It will provide students with knowledge of web site use, challenges and strategies for reaching customers, and how E-Commerce works in the business environment today.

ENG 102 Intermediate Composition (5 ECTS)
This course is designed to teach students the skills necessary for effective academic writing. Students are encouraged to think critically so that their writing will reflect their abilities to isolate crucial issues, reason logically, and analyze problems effectively. Students will take a topic and go through a step-by-step research and writing process that will lead to a well constructed, researched, and written college paper. The course will also address research strategies, audience analysis, and bibliographic style, as well as grammar, spelling and punctuation skills necessary for writing clear and concise college compositions. This course satisfies City University’s College Writing requirement. The passing score of this course is 2,0.

ENG 290 Advanced Writing and Research (5 ECTS)
ENG 290 is an advanced course in argumentative writing. Students will write extended essays based on documented research. The course will also focus on information literacy, specifically with students’ ability to access, evaluate, and use information effectively to complete a variety of written assignments. Students will gain additional practice in audience analysis, critical reading and thinking, and writing for professional and academic purposes. Course Entry Requirements: ENG 102.

HR 405 Strategic Management of Human Resources ( 5 ECTS)
This course is designed to identify the role of human resources; the processes and activities used to strategically formulate and implement human resources objectives, practices, and policies to meet the short- and long-range organizational needs and opportunities; human resources contributions to organizational effectiveness.
 

INT 301 International Relations (5 ECTS)
This is an upper division social science course which evaluates the political and economic behavior of nations in the international arena. Topics examined include: U.S. world leadership, nuclear politics, terrorism, and contemporary trends in the international political economy. This course covers the political and economic aspects of behavior among nations on the international scene. Rather than concentrating on one international region, this course will focus upon the major issues which face the United States in the international arena. The course will cover historical as well as current issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of the United States and the nations comprising Europe and Asia.

INT 302 International Economics (5 ECTS)
This course is an introductory course in international economics and trade designed specifically for non-economics majors. Topics addressed include basic theories of trade, foreign exchange markets, balance of payments, tariffs and quotas, trade restrictions, trade balance, and the international debt crisis. Students will focus on how to apply theoretical concepts to real world trade situations. Course Entry Requirements: SSC220 and SSC221.

INT 304 International Law (5 ECTS)
An examination and analysis of the fundamental concepts of international law. Topics examined include the development of a body of international law; rights of individuals and sovereign states within the international arena; territorial questions; international transactions; diplomatic and state immunities; responsibility of states for international crimes; and the legal issues surrounding armed conflicts.

INT 305 Overview of the European Union (5 ECTS)
This course is a study of the social, economic, political/legal and technological issues surrounding European integration and their impact on strategic management of business. The course also focuses on the changes in Central and Eastern Europe and examines the Single European Market in a global context.

IS 330 Information Systems (5 ECTS)
This course will cover information systems taxonomies and general applications such as CRM, SCM, E-Commerce, ERP, business intelligence, knowledge management, finance and accounting, personal productivity, computer supported cooperative work (groupware), and global systems. Future trends and directions of information systems will conclude this course. Course Entry Requirements: CS201 (or equivalent).


MG 201 Introduction to Functions of Management (5 ECTS)
Introduction to planning, organizing, coordinating, staffing, directing, budgeting, controlling, and evaluating functions of management; leadership roles and styles, and development of individual and group effectiveness; managing conflict and change; and the human aspects of management.

MK 300 Principles of Marketing (5 ECTS)
This course provides an introduction to basic marketing concepts. Topics include the marketing mix, new product development, consumer behavior, customer relationship management, strategic planning and e-commerce. Students will develop a comprehensive marketing plan and apply course concepts to real or imaginary products.

MK 388 Global Marketing (5 ECTS)
This course provides a basis for examining global marketing opportunities and development of appropriate strategies. Emphasis is placed on environmental and cultural considerations as they impact various elements of the marketing mix. Students will apply these concepts via a market audit and competitive market analysis. Course Entry Requirements: MK300.

MK 390 Advertising and Sales Promotion (5 ECTS)
This course investigates various promotional tools used in the communication mix, such as advertising, sales promotion, and publicity, to sell products and services. Concepts include: advertising planning processes, determining advertising and promotional goals and objectives, control and evaluation of advertising and promotional programs, and regulatory issues. Students will develop a comprehensive advertising campaign for a real or imaginary product.Course Entry Requirements: MK300.

MTH 110 Introduction to Statistics (5 ECTS)
An introduction to statistics for anyone who has difficulty with the way statistics is usually presented, or who is simply intimidated by the subject. It presumes no statistical background and uses applications to explain statistical concepts without using mathematical symbols and equations. The applications range from sports, advertising, and politics to medicine and psychology. The course will not teach you how to produce statistics but it will teach you how to understand them.

MATH 138 College Algebra (5 ECTS)
This course is an examination of definitions and concepts of College Algebra including a review of fundamental algebra concepts. Topics also include graphing, linear and quadratic equations, linear inequalities, and linear programming. Every concept includes practical everyday applications, which focus on reducing math anxiety. This course satisfies the general math requirement and is essential as preparation for mathematics, statistics, and accounting courses.

MTH219v Calculus and Financial Mathematics (5 ECTS)
This course concentrates on mathematical applications and application of basic optimization methods in the process of managerial decision making. The course covers calculus of one real variable with the focus on applications in the area of economics, business and financial mathematics. It is strongly recommended that MATH 138 be taken prior to this course.

PM 401 Fundamentals of Project Management (5 ECTS)
Fundamentals of Project Management, utilizes a real team project to manage a project’s life cycle. Emphasis is placed on activity networks, managing resources, and creating control mechanisms that minimize risk. Project leadership is explored in the context of building effective project teams and maintaining stakeholder relationships. Students will learn and apply basic project management concepts including time and resource constraints, planning, scheduling, work breakdown structure, Gantt Charts, network diagrams, and project control.

PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology (5 ECTS)
This course examines the field of psychology from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Topics include: the physiological basis of mental functioning; the physical, cognitive and social aspects of lifespan development; learning, memory, and cognition; psychological disorders; emotions and health; thinking and language; intelligence and motivation; perception and sensation; and the various theories of personality.

SCI 215 Environmental Science (5 ECTS)
This course explores environmental change on a global scale, emphasizing the fundamental concepts of matter, energy, and ecology as applied to contemporary concerns. Environmental issues impacting more than two dozen countries are illustrated in order to develop an international perspective on the environmental challenges facing our planet.

SSC 218 Introduction to Political Science (5 ECTS)
This course is an introduction to the historical, legal, and psychological methods of understanding politics. Questions as fundamental as why people behave as they do in the political process are examined. The course also compares different political ideologies, forms of government, and the role of the individual and the state. A comparison of different governing institutions and processes between the United States and other countries will be made. The course will conclude with a section on the motivations, constraints, and instruments of international politics.

SSC 220 Introduction to Microeconomics (5 ECTS)
This course is an introduction of microeconomic theory with real world applications. Topics include: how households, firms, and governments make decisions of what goods and services to produce, how to produce the goods and for whom to produce them. This course will help you apply the skills and tools learned from theory to current world events.

SSC 221 Introduction to Macroeconomics (5 ECTS)
This course is an introduction of macroeconomic theory with real world applications. Topics include: inflation, unemployment, poverty, deficits, taxes, interest rates, gross domestic product, recession, and international trade. This course will help you apply the skills and tools learned from theory to current world events.

 

 

 

 

                                        

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