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AIU's online courses are designed with the adult student in mind. Each course may be completed independetly by the student. You may work one module at a time and spens as much time as needed on each.

Accounting I (ACC 206 3.0 Cr)

Making sound business decisions means having good information and using it effectively. Accounting plays a vital role in this process because the function of accounting is to keep track of a business' economic resources and activities and to use that information in the decision-making process

Business Law (BUS 316 3.0 Cr)

Virtually every business activity is affected in some way by laws. Legal issues dominate the commercial world, from the planning stage of any project to the actual conduct of business, and a capable business person will be aware of the importance of knowing about the laws that govern business activities and the necessity of abiding by them. It is important to understand that the law is not ethics, nor is it morals per se. Rather, what we call "law" is the set of rules within which a society operates. For those who are interested in determining how to stay "within the rules" or how to avoid or minimize costly problems or situations, this course will prove useful.

Computer Science with C++ (CSC 211 3.0 Cr)

This introductory course focuses on computer programming using C++ computer language. Although programming languages are numerous, C++ has emerged as the preferred language for object-oriented programming and is widely used in applications such as many Microsoft products.

Computer Systems (CSC 201 3.0 Cr)

What is a computer system? Students in this course are introduced to the organization and architecture of computers. This course examines the hardware components of a computer system by addressing the following topics: memory, the central processing unit, input and output devices, auxiliary storage devices, and communications devices. In addition, the following software topics are investigated: application software, system software, database management systems and other types of systems, programming languages, and program development. This course also examines how systems are analyzed and designed, as well as security, ethics, and privacy issues.

Economics of Health Care (ECO 206 3.0 Cr)

This course uses economists' tools to examine and analyze the health care industry in the United States. Specifically, the course explores the demand for medical care, the supply of health care services, the supply of and demand for health insurance, and issues of rising costs for both suppliers and consumers. In addition, the course examines the extent and impact of competition in various health care-related markets such as those for hospital services, physicians and other health care workers, and long-term care. Focus is also placed on policy issues such as national health insurance and other aspects of the role for government in health care. This course will help students understand the economic aspects of health care systems and teach them how to analyze this complex and critical aspect of personal and public health.

Entrepreneurship (MGT 411 3.0 Cr)

The idea of starting a business is appealing to many people. This course will introduce the many aspects required to create a successful new venture. It is however, just a starting point. The outcome of this course will not be a fully researched business plan, ready to implement. The effort required for meeting such an objective would consume many months of a prospective entrepreneur's time. Rather, this course will help give students a feel for what is involved with being entrepreneurial and if the role of entrepreneur is one he or she might find appealing.

Finance I (FIN 219 3.0 Cr)

This course presents the fundamental concepts used in finance, emphasizing basic financial literacy and the tasks associated with making responsible financial management decisions. In addition to addressing sources and uses of capital and the functions of financial markets, this course also covers the principles of time value of money, risk and return, fundamental aspects of investments including security and real asset valuation, and the use of financial accounting information.

Health Care Management and Organization (MGT 206 3.0 Cr)

Over the years, the health service industry has changed and evolved in an effort to provide a high quality of health care services in an ever-changing technical, social, and economic climate. Health care service managers play a vital role within these organizations to ensure quality in response to the unrelenting changes in today's health care environment. In this course, students are introduced to health service organizations and their structure, function, and management. An emphasis is placed on those aspects of health service organizations that distinguish them from other enterprises. Students will study the nature of managerial work within health service organizations, focusing on issues including organizational leadership and decision-making, interpersonal relationships and communication, coordination of groups/teams, power and conflict, change management, and effective planning.

Macroeconomics (ECO 201 3.0 Cr)

Macroeconomics uses the tools of economics to understand how an economy functions and to develop policies that promote economic growth. In this course students will learn about how a national economy works, and how various government policies affect the economy and, by extension, its citizens’ lives. This course gives students the concepts and factual knowledge to read and understand the economic news and events that relate to the three main concerns of macroeconomics: inflation, unemployment, and economic growth. Economists use "models" to understand how an economic system works and how a variable, for example, the amount of spending in the U.S. economy affects other variables such as the rate of inflation. Students will develop several macroeconomic models in this course and use them to both analyze and predict inflation, unemployment, and economic growth.

Mathematics (MAT 180 3.0 Cr)

This course explores basic concepts in mathematics, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, estimation, ratios, proportions, systems of numeration, signed numbers, rational numbers, graphs and elementary logic. It is designed for students who have had two or more years of high school mathematics and who have not recently studied or used formal mathematics.

Principles of Management (MGT 202 3.0 Cr)

This course introduces students to the history, theory and practice of management. It reviews different management techniques and their appropriate applications. Students learn to assess their own approaches to management and to formulate management styles and practices by developing management applications in simulated management positions. The course content is incorporated into applied exercises and student projects so that issues such as organizational context, strategy, leadership, and human relations are addressed.

Principles of Marketing (MKT 306 3.0 Cr)

Marketing is the process of moving goods and services from production to the consumer. This course surveys the principles of marketing and reviews the basic strategies for promoting the sale of goods and services for both for-profit and public sector organizations. It provides an overview of the marketing approaches used in different industries and the implications for sales and marketing leaders. By learning about the marketing approaches used in different industries, students will be able to formulate basic marketing plans for themselves as they pursue their professional interests.

Marketing for Health Care (CSC 211 3.0Cr)

Every aspect of health care marketing has been severely impacted by managed care and economic forces over the last decade. In both the not-for-profit and for-profit arenas, hospitals, health care systems, medical groups, and payers have to be "smart” marketers. Regulatory restrictions, financial pressures, and fierce competition are issues health care marketers must confront while trying to market and promote services and programs. Health care marketers no longer have the luxury of a large budget to market elaborate stand-alone programs and services or tout their respective organization's image. This course focuses on aligning health service offerings with the demands of markets in order to maximize customer/client value and organizational competitive advantage. Course components include: the nature of the marketing function; differences in services and product markets and marketing; market analysis; fundamentals of individual and organizational buying behavior; elements of the tactical marketing mix (service offering design, price, promotion and customer acquisition channels); and marketing plans.

Fundamentals of Mathematics (MAT 180 3.0 Cr)

This course explores basic concepts in mathematics, including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, estimation, ratios, proportions, systems of numeration, signed numbers, rational numbers, graphs and elementary logic. It is designed for students who have had two or more years of high school mathematics and who have not recently studied or used formal mathematics.

Principals of Microeconomics (ECO 202 3.0 Cr)

Economics is the study of how people satisfy their wants in the face of limited resources. There are two main branches of economics: macroeconomics and microeconomics. Macroeconomics is concerned with economy-wide factors such as inflation and unemployment. Microeconomics deals with the behavior of individual households and firms. Students will study how households make decisions about what goods to buy, and will also learn how firms make decisions about what to produce and how to produce it. Examining the behavior of households and firms will give students the necessary insight to understand how the interaction between consumers' demands and producers' supplies determines prices in the marketplace.

Organizational Behavior (BUS 314 3.0 Cr)

The management of complex organizations requires an understanding of the nature of human behavior in corporate and other organizations, styles of motivations, company leadership, power and authority, strategies of organizational design and change, teamwork and collaboration, and the measurement of organizational effectiveness.

Introduction to Psychology (PSY 256 3.0 Cr)

The field of psychology has changed dramatically over the past century. Psychological "truths" of twenty-five years ago are considered misguided, even erroneous, today. Yet, many of the fundamental questions of psychology remain the same. What does it mean to perceive? What do our brains do? Why do people act differently in groups than when they are alone? How does memory work? What's going on in my child's mind? This course will tackle these and other questions by surveying the work of classical and contemporary psychologists. Students will be encouraged to think about the theoretical bases of this work and to consider how such work can be relevant to everyday life.

Public and Community Health (HTH 240 3.0 Cr)

Today's public health professionals have an unprecedented number of scientific studies, strategies, tools and technologies at their disposal. Public awareness of the field's contributions is higher than ever before. However, contemporary public health organizations face the daunting task of addressing enduring public health problems, crises like AIDS, and emerging issues -- all at the same time. Funding for public health programs is frequently under attack and practitioners must allocate shrinking budgets across a growing number of complex and competing priorities. Furthermore, public health functions are performed by a fragmented and sometimes inefficient web of agencies, advocacy groups, and care providers at the federal, state, and local levels.

Small Business Management I (BUS 320 3.0 Cr)

This course focuses on the unique needs of individuals and small firms (fewer than one hundred employees), giving special attention to family-owned and closely held businesses. Topics include executive succession, planning, time management, use of outsourcing, and other available resources.

Statistics (MAT 240 3.0 Cr)

Statistics is a vital part of the scientific process, but it is often misused and misunderstood. This course presents the concepts and skills that students will need to successfully use and interpret statistical analyses. Course topics include when and how to use statistics appropriately, summarizing and presenting data, the assumptions that underlie statistical analyses, several statistical tests including z-tests, t-tests, correlation, and chi-square, and how to recognize when each kind of statistical test is appropriate.

Strategic Planning and Leadership (MGT 218 3.0 Cr)

Effective management requires the use of specific managerial practices and techniques in combination with a broad-based perspective. This capstone course integrates the disciplines of management, marketing, finance, and accounting, as well as related areas such as economics and human resources to help students develop breadth of perspective and capability as they practice their managerial strategy and develop decision-making abilities. Using a problem-based pedagogy with actual applications, this course gives students, working individually and in teams, the opportunity to put their accumulated knowledge, experience, and creativity to use as they address realistic and complex situations in the business environment.