College of Business-Required Textbooks

The following lists contain all the required textbooks for all concentrations in the College of Business undergraduate programs. Each list also contains links to purchase textbooks from independent vendors. The student is not obligated to purchase from any particular vendor and is welcome to search for the best price. HCU is not responsible for the quality, condition, or cost of textbooks purchased through the links provided.

Note: It is the student’s responsibility to ensure he or she is enrolled in a course and to purchase the course textbook(s) in advance of the start date for each course. This information is subject to change without notice.

First Year-Core

Note: All courses listed below may not be in your core concentration. Check the HCU Academic Catalog to verify which courses are required in your concentration before purchasing textbooks.

Course TitleCourse PrefixRequired Textbook(s)Recommended Reading
Effective Learning StrategiesHCUB 1002PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.Corderio, Wayne. Leading On Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion. Bethany House. 2010. 
Introduction to BusinessBUSN 1113PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.
Technology Overview with MS OfficeBUSN 1213Withee, Rosemarie. Office 365 For Dummies, 2nd Edition. John Wiley and Sons, Inc. 2016.
Principles of Servant LeadershipMGMT 1113Blanchard, Ken. Lead Like Jesus. Thomas Nelson. 2016.
Business MathBUSN 1413Slater, Jeffery, Wittry, Sharon. Practical Business Math Procedures, Eleventh Edition. McGraw Hill. 2015.
Business Writing 1BUSN 1513PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.
Small Business ManagementMGMT 1123PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.
Multimedia and TV PresentationsBUSN 1724

Second Year-Core

Note: All courses listed below may not be in your core concentration. Check the HCU Academic Catalog to verify which courses are required in your concentration before purchasing textbooks.

Course TitleCourse PrefixRequired Textbook(s)Recommended Reading
Business Law 1BUSN 2113
Introduction to Church LawBUSN 2223
Principles of Marketing 1MKTG 2113PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.
Principles of AccountingACCT 2113PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.
Business Research and Statistical MethodsBUSN 2523PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.
Graphics Design and PublicationsBUSN 2613
Communicating OnlineBUSN 2723Krug, Steve. Don’t Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability. New Rider. 2014.

Jones, JP. 31 Days of Marketing. Paige1 Publishing. 2012

Business Writing 2BUSN 2813PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.
Entrepreneur’s Edge-Getting StartedBUSN 2923Green, David. More Than A Hobby. Thomas Nelson. 2005.

Cathy, S. Truett. How Did You Do It, Truett?. Looking Glass Books. 2007

Walton, Sam. Made in America. Bantam Books. 1993.

Third Year-Core

Note: All courses listed below may not be in your core concentration. Check the HCU Academic Catalog to verify which courses are required in your concentration before purchasing textbooks.

Course TitleCourse PrefixRequired Textbook(s)Recommended Reading
Organizational CommunicationBUSN 3113
Decision Making and Problem SolvingBUSN 3213Adair, John. Decision Making & Problem Solving, 3rd Edition. Kogan Page Limited. 2016.
Conflict Management and ResolutionMGMT 3113Anderson, Alan. Management: Take Charge of Your Team: Communication, Leadership, Coaching and Conflict Resolution. Alan Anderson. 2015.

Gallo, Amy. HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict (HBR Guide Series). Harvard Business School Publishing Corporation. 2017.

Introduction to Ethics: Business IssuesBUSN 3413PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.
Principles of Project ManagementMGMT 3213PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.
Principles of Marketing 2MKTG 3123PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.
Business Law 2BUSN 3723
Principles of EconomicsBUSN 3813PDF textbook provided at no cost. See course syllabus for download link.

Four Year-Core

Note: All courses listed below may not be in your core concentration. Check the HCU Academic Catalog to verify which courses are required in your concentration before purchasing textbooks.

Course TitleCourse PrefixRequired Textbook(s)Recommended Reading
Human Resources AdministrationBUSN 4113Muller, Max. The Managers Guide to HR, Second Edition. AMACOM. 2013.
Organizational BehaviorBUSN 4313Kinicki, Angelo, Fugate, Mel. Organizational Behavior: Key Concepts, Skills and Best Practices, Fifth Edition. McGraw-Hill/Irwin. 2012.
Strategic ManagementMGMT 4423
Managerial AccountingACCT 4123
Strategic Business Planning and Execution (Capstone)BUSN 4923Lynch, Stephen. Business Execution for Results. Stephen Lynch. 2013.

Electives

Note: Please check with your Admissions Advisor to ensure you are eligible and enrolled in the elective(s) listed below before purchasing the textbook(s).

Course TitleCourse PrefixRequired Textbook(s)Recommended Reading