Courses offered at OCU have been identified by course codes and numbers. The course code is a 3 or 4 letter identifier for a major division of an academic subject. The course code is related to the content of the course, rather than the department in which it is taught. Courses are typically worth 3 semester hours, unless otherwise stated.

  • 100-299 Undergraduate lower division courses
  • 300-499 Undergraduate upper division courses
  • 500-999 Graduate courses

BUS 530 Management Information Systems

This course provides an overview of information technology and its application in a business. By simultaneously examining business cases and the capabilities of relevant technologies, students will develop an understanding of how information technology is the primary enabler for improved business processes.
Systems and technologies that are examined from this dual business and technology perspective include relational databases, the Internet and networks, enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, and supply chain systems.

BUS 540 Business Law for Managers

This course examines the key components of the business environment and legal choices with regard to corporate decisions. In today’s business world, legal and regulatory environments directly impact an organization’s strategic operation and performance. Environmental controls reflect a series of ever changing issues that are frequently reviewed, revised or eliminated. The emphasis in this course is on current regulatory environments and their impact on organizational directions.

BUS 590 Business Strategy

This course examines the conceptual and practical aspects of business strategies and policy decision-making through the utilization of business concepts, theories, and tools. The course covers current business issues and developments and involves the use of Quiz analysis

ECN 500 Managerial Economics

This course is a review of managerial economics and problems encountered in enterprise management. Emphasis is on a managerial approach to economics and examines the changing economic environment, business trends and fluctuations, and introduces possible managerial actions and strategies.

FIN 500 Financial Management

This course explains financial control at the corporate management level with special reference to policies and practices required to plan and control the sources and uses of a firm’s funds. Emphasis on working capital management and selection of alternative investment opportunities, funds acquisition, dividend policies, optimal debt-equity mix, and budgetary and related procedures as basic tools which provide data used by management for decision-making purposes.

MGT 500 Organizational Behavior and Leadership

This course focuses on the behavior of individuals and groups within diverse organizations and on organizational structure and processes. There is heavy emphasis on leadership, change management, team development and continuous improvement practices and experiences. Topics include management, leadership, change, team development, dynamics and teamwork, transforming business processes, and process improvement.

MGT 510 Human Resource Management

This course explores the effective utilization of personnel and emphasizes the skillful merging of human talents, needs and aspirations with the requirements of the organization which can result in over-all benefits to society.

MKT 500 Marketing Management

This course is a managerial approach to the study of marketing. There is an emphasis on the nature and scope of the marketing managers’ responsibilities and on marketing decision.

BUS 700 Capstone Advanced Strategy & Competition

This course is designed to develop the student’s ability to think constructively about the pursuit of sustainable competitive advantage through the systematic identification, evaluation, and creation of attractive business and corporate opportunities. Issues presented are developing a sustainable competitive advantage through strategy formulation and execution, understanding of the elements needed in a worldwide economy, assembling and organizing resources to execute strategies, and competing across multiple markets.

HTT 500 Global Hospitality and Tourism

This is a graduate-level course to hospitality and tourism. The content consists of an in-depth analysis of the dynamic and diverse hospitality and tourism industry. The hospitality and tourism industry encompasses lodging, travel and tourism, recreation, amusements, attractions, resorts, restaurants, and food beverage service. Students will learn about the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in various positions within this multifaceted industry.

HTT 505 Hotel Operations Management

This course is designed to provide the students with a general understanding of the dynamics of the lodging industry, and specifically the operations and management of today’s modern hotels. This course examines hotel management and operations such as the industry from traditional to modern hotels, the process at every stage of the “Guest Cycle” i.e. reservation, registration, stay, and check-out, the importance of service quality in guest services, the hotel revenue cycle and impact of rate structures on revenues, and the impact of technology on hotel operations from a global standpoint.

HTT 510 Restaurant & Culinary Management

This is a graduate-level course to hospitality and tourism. Managing a restaurant is an exciting and challenging endeavor. This course focuses on the management of this highly competitive business in the commercial and non-commercial aspects of food service. The approach is multidisciplinary covering food science, the culinary arts, accounting, law, marketing, beverage management and cost control.

MKT 560 Marketing & Consumer Behavior

This is an advanced course that explores the strategic implication of customer behavior for marketers. The course provides an in-depth examination of the realities and implications of buyer behavior in traditional and e-commerce markets. A focus is on the application of insights and techniques in creating consumer value through communication.

MKT 580 Luxury Brand Management

This course will provide students with an understanding of the elements of the luxury industry and will help students gain an understanding of the essential ingredients of effective marketing of luxury brands and services. The primary focus will be on the multi-billion dollar market for luxury goods and services as the prototype for brand strategy. The course will help students understand the demands and challenges faced by those seeking to become marketers in this sector and will provide them with a unique ability to understand and analyze luxury markets

MKT 590 Social Media and Digital Marketing

This course examines the role of social media and digital marketing in the 21st century. Discussed will be the most prevalent types of tools, their purposes and their effectiveness in relation to the entertainment industry. Comparison to traditional marketing tactics and examples of current marketing mixes are addressed. Students will build understanding of search engine optimization and social media marketing tools as well as the marketing application of social media and other newly emerging media channels. The course covers the planning and integration of social media into marketing plans. Students will learn to set objectives, develop social marketing plans, integrate social media into overall marketing and communication plans, measure program results, utilize new media technologies and about the macro-environmental issues affecting social media.

MKT 595 Event Management

This course offers an introduction to the researching, planning, coordinating, marketing, management and evaluation of special events. The subject matter will enable students to acquire a general knowledge about the “event management” and to become familiar with management techniques and strategies required for successful planning, promotion, implementation and evaluation of special events. The course content will explore the theories and practices relevant to successful event planning.

ACC 100 Principles of Financial Accounting

This course is designed to provide an introduction to financial accounting from the users’ perspective. Its primary purposes are to promote understanding of financial accounting information for decision-making purposes and to focus on financial accounting’s role in communication business results.

ACC 200 Principles of Managerial Accounting

This course introduces the student to the use of accounting information by managers. Topics include the use of accounting information for planning and control, capital investment, performance evaluation, decision-making and the statement of cash flows, along with financial statement analysis.

BUS 100 Global Dimensions of Business

This course introduces the concept of international business as a system and the theories which underlie it; institutions which are visual evidence of it; production, marketing, financial, legal and other subsystems which comprise the total system. It also examines national governmental and international institutional controls and constraints, which impact the environment in which the system operates.

BUS 110 Business Communication

This course is an introduction to business and professional communication. Individual-level topics cover organizational communication, business vocabulary, speaking and writing, preparing and delivering presentations, and career management.

BUS 200 Introduction to Entrepreneurship

This course is an introduction to entrepreneurship and will focus on identifying opportunities and putting useful ideas into practice. The process will include deciding to become an entrepreneur, developing successful business ideas, moving from an idea to an entrepreneurial firm, and managing and growing an entrepreneurial firm.

BUS 300 Business Ethics

This course confronts a number of morally and legally thorny issues that arise on both a domestic and international scale. It will present arguments raised by partisans of conflicting viewpoints, sorting out the competing interests that motivate them.

BUS 310 Business Law

This course introduces students to the legal concepts that influence business relationships, decisions, and practices. Topics covered are contracts, property rights, torts, financial transactions, and business related crimes.

BUS 400 Business Strategy and Policy

This course focuses on giving students the opportunity to develop and apply the theories, tools, and concepts they have accumulated throughout the program in the study of business strategy. Emphasis will be on problem-solving and decision-making.

ECN 200 Introduction to Microeconomics

This course studies business enterprises, institutions, market specialization and exchange, pricing and output, competition and monopoly, and government regulations. Additional topics include current economic problems and international economic development

ECN 210 Introduction to Macroeconomics

This course is intended to introduce students to the current understanding and relevant issues of macroeconomics. It is intended to develop a solid foundation of the microeconomic underpinnings that comprise macroeconomics. Within a macroeconomic framework, the course examines the effects of government intervention in individual markets and considers both efficiency and distributional effects. The course material looks closely at GDP growth, unemployment, inflation, and business cycles. Macroeconomic models used by economists to depict the economy and use these models to examine monetary and fiscal policies are introduced. Finally, there will be an examine of the international financial system and exchange rate fluctuations.

ECN 300 Money and Banking

This course addresses classical and contemporary issues in the theory of money, banking, and financial institutions. The course will focus on money creation process, to endogenous money versus exogenous money, and to the ability of the Federal Reserve to stabilize the economy.

FIN 300 Fundamentals of Finance

This is an introductory course integrating concepts of corporate finance, investments, and capital markets. Topics include the time value of money, role of money in the economy, financial analysis, ratio analysis, capital budgeting, security valuation, capital market theory, and working capital management. Focus is on value maximization and risk/return tradeoffs in financial decisions.

MGT 300 Principles of Management

This course is an introduction to the management function. It will focus on the theory and fundamental concepts of management including planning, organization, leadership, and control. This class will review the evolution of management thought, function and practice and will stress current approaches and emerging concepts.

MGT 320 Organizational Theory and Behavior

This course is an introduction to individual and group processes involved in management-employee relationships, leadership, group dynamics, management, communications, motivation, culture, and conflict resolution. Modern topics of participatory management, emotional intelligence, organizational change, and theories of leadership will be explored.

MGT400 Operations Management

This course provides an introduction to the topics and qualitative techniques for solving problems in the design, planning, and controlling of manufacturing and service operations and quality. It concentrates on the technological issues of business activities and presents a systematic study of managerial and mathematical techniques for making goods and services.

MKT 300 Marketing

This course studies the character and importance of the marketing process, its essential functions, and the enterprises that use these functions. The course will focus on marketing management, distribution channels, selling trends, consumer behavior, pricing, promotions, and marketing research.

BUS 105 Statistics

This is an introductory course in statistics designed to provide students with the basic concepts of data analysis and statistical computing. Topics covered include basic descriptive measures, measures of association, probability theory, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing. The main objective is to provide students with pragmatic tools for assessing statistical claims and conducting their own statistica.

COM 100 Introduction to Mass Communication

This course introduces students to modern journalism and mass communication; mass communication media and effects; role and influence of journalistic media such as newspapers, magazines, broadcast media, photojournalism, computers and related fields of advertising and public relations.


This course helps students build confidence in preparing and delivering informative and persuasive speeches. Topics include subject selection, audience analysis, research, organization, and the use of voice and body in speech delivery.

ENG 100 English Composition

This is a course in composition and English language studies. The two goals of the course are to achieve competence with the use of English and fluency with written English. To accomplish the first goal, focus will be on the structure of the English language, and to accomplish the second goal, students will study how several writers create their work.

ENG 300 Critical Thinking

This course introduces the student to critical thinking and argumentation. It involves getting ideas, using sources, evaluating kinds of evidence, and organizing material. There is an emphasis on contemporary arguments.

POL 100 Introduction to Political Science

This course is a study of the scope and methods of political science, including such topics as systems analysis, political culture, political behavior, governmental structures, and governmental processes.

PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology

This introductory course will provide students with an overview of the current body of knowledge and methods of the science of psychology. Topics will include the historical foundations of psychology, cognition, emotions, learning, human development, biological bases of behavior, personality, psychological disorders, psychotherapy and behavior change, and social behavior.

SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

This course introduces students the core concepts in sociology, including sociological perspectives on culture, social structure, socialization, social institutions, personality and the self, prejudice and discrimination, the significance of race, class, and gender, political and social change, demography, human ecology, and crime and deviance.

BUS 150 Business Mathematics

This course involves mathematics calculations in the context of business applications. Topics include basic numbers facts, equations used in business, simple and compound interests, payroll, financial instrument value determination, bank loans, taxes, insurance, determining depreciation, and financial statements and ratio.

ENV100 Introduction to Environmental Science

This course is intended for students interested in understanding how humans and other species interact with one another and with their surrounding physical environment. Students will investigate how different ecosystems function and respond to changes in various biological, chemical, and geological processes.

INT 100 Introduction to Information Technology

This course is a historical and practical introduction to computer and network terminology, applications, and concepts. Students will be exposed to a variety of tools available to find and access information on the Internet, to exchange information between computers, and to perform basic web design. Students will explore applications (such as browsers and spreadsheets) as well as different computing environments (such as Windows and UNIX).

INT 150 Computer Applications

This course provides students with intermediate-level proficiency in the core software applications of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. It also familiarizes students with the following Microsoft applications: SharePoint, Visio, OneNote, Access, and Project.

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