Business Administration

Registration Number: 262746

The business administration major is designed for students to gain a broad-based understanding of business. Career flexibility is important with the shift toward business orientation in most professions. Seven emphases are offered in several areas of business.

Students must complete the general education requirements outlined on page 7, along with additional elective credits to complete the 120 semester credits required for the Bachelor of Science degree. At least 18 credits in this major must be earned in upper division coursework. A minimum 2.0 GPA in the major is required for graduation.

Business Required Courses

Business Core Requirements (13 modules, 39 credits)

Credits

ECON160 Principles of Microeconomics 3

This course explores consumer choice and producer behavior, price theory, monopoly/oligopoly and competitive market structures, production costs, labor and wages. Prerequisite: MATH 105 or above.

ECON161 Principles of Macroeconomics 3

A look at unemployment and inflation, fiscal and monetary policies, GDP, poverty and income distribution, exchange rates and international trade. Prerequisite: BA 160.

BA201 Accounting Principles I 3

A study of accounting theory, record keeping, and the accounting cycle, with emphasis on accounting for the assets and related revenues and expenses reported on financial statements of a business organization.

BA202 Accounting Principles II 3

A continuation of BA 201, with emphasis on accounting for the liabilities, owners’ equity and related revenues and expenses reported in financial statements of a business organization; and preparation and analysis of financial statements and an introduction to managerial accounting including product costing using job orders and process costing systems and cost-volume-profit relationships. Prerequisite:

BA208 Marketing Principles 3

This course surveys the role of marketing and its place in society, in profit and not-for-profit organizations. Emphasis is placed on consumer orientation, the marketing concept, product, price, distribution and promotion. The course provides a basis of understanding for advanced marketing courses.

BA210 Management Principles 3

A look at modern management theory, including both functional and behavioral approaches to the administration of business enterprises. 133

BA256 OR MATH220 Quantitative Analysis for Business I OR Elementary Statistics 3

BA256 This course is designed for business student who have a good foundation in mathematics and algebra. Students will learn to apply descriptive statistics, probability and random variables, inferential statistics, sampling of business data, and time series within the business environment. Heavy emphasis will be on business applications utilizing Microsoft Excel and other business statistical packages. Prerequisites: CS102, recommended MATH105 or permission of instructor.
MATH220 An introduction to the simpler problems of statistical inference; descriptive statistics, probability distributions, estimation of parameters and level of significance, regression and correlation. This course may not be completed for additional credit by students who have completed MATH 226. Prerequisite: Pass (MATH 105 or above) or ((pass MATH 095 or ACT math score ≥ 19) and pass MATH 100) or ACT math score ≥ 24 or an alternative placement as approved by the math department or instructor approval.

BA222 Management Information Systems 3

A study of the procedures involved in the accumulation, processing and dissemination of various types of information within an organization. Prerequisites: BA 210 and MIS 101 or CS 102.

BA302 Business Law and Ethics 3

This course is designed to provide an introduction to legal and ethical issues within the business environment. Topics will include an introduction to the nature and sources of law, and the methods by which laws are made; basic principles of contract law and property law as the foundations for business enterprise; tort law governing business relationships. Students will also study the foundation of ethics and ethical theories currently being used in the business environment to make decisions, and will apply those theories through examples and case studies.

BA341 Corporate Financial Management 3

An introduction to corporate financial management. Topics include financial statement analysis, time value of money, risk and return, bond valuation, stock valuation, capital budgeting and the capital asset pricing model. Prerequisites: BA 161 and BA 202 or permission of instructor.

BA356 Quantitative Decisions in Business II 3

This course is designed for business students who have a good foundation in pre-calculus mathematics, algebra, and elementary statistics. Topics will include an introduction to business quantitative methodology, decision making and planning under conditions of uncertainty, resource allocation, distribution and scheduling, inventory management, and business simulation. This course will be case-driven as part of the learning process. Prerequisites: MIS 101 or CS 102 and MATH 220.

BA374 Business Communication 3

includes annual reports; routine, persuasive and special messages; proposals; and brochures. This course places written and oral business communication within the context of general communication processes and familiarizes learners with recent technological advances. Strategy for effective writing is emphasized by engaging in a variety of business writing tasks. Prerequisite: ENG 102.

BA460 Strategic Management 3

The course is a culminating experience for students completing majors in business. Upon the successful completion of the course, students will have a practical knowledge of strategic application in the activities, procedures, and techniques unique to business operations. Prerequisites: senior standing and within 9 credit hours of program completion.

General Education Requirements (12 modules, 36 credits)

Credits

/ Arts and Humanities 6
/ Communication Studies 9
/ Computer Skills 3
/ Mathematics 3
/ Natural Sciences 6
/ Social Sciences 6
/ Cultures 3

Complusory (4 modules ,total 12 credits)

Credits

BA325 New Venture Creation 3

This course focuses on the process of creating a startup, from the rec¬ognition of an opportunity to the launch of the business. It is designed to help students learn how to do the pre-launch activities necessary to start a business and secure its first customer. Prerequisites: BA 208 and BA 210.

BA361 Human Resources Management 3

An overview of the policies and procedures in personnel administra¬tion in American business, including uses, sources, motivation and maintenance of employees, with major emphasis on the dynamics of social organization. Prerequisite: BA 210.

BA423 Production and Operations Management 3

Production and operations management is designed to provide students with an in-depth look at the components of organizational operations and how they are managed. Successful management incor¬porates theories and practices that apply to a variety of operational ar¬eas involving factory and service operations, inventory management, and quality management, capacity planning, supply chain management, aggregate planning, and project management. Elements of shop floor control, status reporting systems, facilities design, cost estimating, inventory control, procurement, quality assurance, forecasting, labor loading, scheduling, and productivity measurement will be explored. Important tools of production and operations management that will be covered include Theory of Constraints, MRP, MRPII, CAD/CAM, CIM, JIT, SPC, and TQM. Prerequisites: BA 210 and MATH 220.

Plus any one emphasis

1.General Business

With academic advisor, choose five 300-400 level Business
courses, at least two at the 400-level.

2. Marketing

Choose five of the following; two must be at the 400-level

Credits

BA337 Personal Selling 3

Examines the role of personal selling in the consumer and industrial marketplace. Describes selling processes and customer relations. Includes role playing and time management exercises, instruction in proper dress and field experience in sales. Prerequisites: BA 208 and Junior standing or permission of instructor.

BA355 Retailing 3

This course is an introduction to retail marketing institutions and their operations. Stress is placed on a consumer orientation to facility location decisions, buying, pricing, staffing, promotion and management. Prerequisites: BA 208 and BA 210.

BA358 Consumer Behavior 3

This course provides a survey of research findings on consumer behavior drawn from marketing, economics, sociology, psychology, and anthropology. Emphasis is placed on applications of research to consumer satisfaction and on developing an understanding of the consumer decision-making process. Prerequisite for Marketing majors: BA 208 or permission of instructor. Recommended for all majors: BA 208 and PSY 190 or SOC 110 or permission of instructor.

BA363 Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communicationst 3

This course examines integrated marketing communication and its role in marketing. Included is a survey of the history of advertising, the media and communication models, and an introduction to the creative side of advertising. Emphasis is placed on the formulation of objectives for integrated marketing communication programs. Prerequisite: BA 208 suggested, but not required for non-marketing majors.

BA403 Internship 3

Advanced students work in business-related employment in the major area of interest. Note: Normally, credit will be allowed in only one internship in business.

BA414 New Product Development 3

This course will take learners through each phase of new product development-Problem/Opportunity Analysis, Ideation/Concept Generation, Concept Evaluation, Market Testing and Market Launch. Prerequisite: BA 208.

BA424 Global Marketing 3

This course builds on topics from Marketing Principles, as applied to global situations. Emphasis is on the development of an appropriate marketing mix for international target markets. The importance of consumer orientation is stressed; international marketing research, consumer behavior and cultural sensitivity are examined. Prerequisites: BA 358 and completion of all business core requirements.

3.Finance

Choose five of the following; two must be at the 400-level

Credits

BA/ECON310 Money and Capital Markets 3

A study of the commercial banking system; thrift institutions; the Federal Reserve System; money, interest rates, savings and credit; government regulatory institutions and policies. Prerequisite: BA 161.

BA343 Investments 3

An exploration of investing in stocks, bonds and other financial instruments; securities exchanges; financial planning; technical and fundamental analysis and market indicators. Prerequisite: BA 341.

BA352 Risk Management 3

Explores non-speculative risks in business and selected management devices for dealing with them; assumption, avoidance, transfer and reduction of risk; risk management decision; control of risk and reduction of losses; case studies in risk management.

BA403 Internship 3

Advanced students work in business-related employment in the major area of interest. Note: Normally, credit will be allowed in only one internship in business.

BA442 Intermediate Financial Management 3

A study of long-term financial decisions made by managers (e.g., capital structure, dividend policy, lease-or-buy, mergers, issuance of new securities). Prerequisite: BA 341.

BA463 International Finance 3

Multinational business, international monetary system, bases for world trade, development of less-developed countries, foreign investment; emphasis on distinctions between international and domestic business operations. Prerequisite: BA 341.

BA463 International Finance 3

Multinational business, international monetary system, bases for world trade, development of less-developed countries, foreign investment; emphasis on distinctions between international and domestic business operations. Prerequisite: BA 341.

ECON493 Managerial Economics 3

This course covers the fundamental concepts of principles of economics and integrates them in the context of managerial decision making in global and local marketplaces. Microeconomic and Principles of Macroeconomics are incorporated through real world examples of theory and policy, as well as through their application in the decisions of managers as they struggle to operate efficiently and profitably. Grade of C- or better required of those with graduate standing. Prerequisite: 100-level or above math course and at least junior-level standing.

4.Human Resources Management

Choose five of the following; one must be at the 400-level

Credits

BA371 Training and Development 3

This course involves the evaluation and study of trends in human resource training, education and development activities within organizational settings. Prerequisite: BA 361.

BA383 Compensation and Benefits Management 3

Fundamental concepts of compensation theory, government and union influences, job analysis and evaluation, building and maintaining compensation structure, comparable worth, performance and salaries. Prerequisite: BA 361.

BA393 Personnel Selection and Evaluation 3

Policies, procedures and problems in the selection of personnel, focusing on job analysis, validation, legal constraints, criteria and application of specific techniques. Prerequisite: BA 361.

BA403 Internship 3

Advanced students work in business-related employment in the major area of interest. Note: Normally, credit will be allowed in only one internship in business.

BA411 Labor Relations and Negotiation 3

The basic principles of manpower use, wage structure, use of industrial psychology and collective bargaining, the union movement, human relations in industrial management, and modern labor laws and institutions. Prerequisites: BA 210 and BA 361.

BA474 Organizational Behavior 3

This course encourages students to describe and analyze the way that people behave in organizations by applying theories of organizational behavior. The course consists of a balance among theory and application. Note: Same as PSY 474. Prerequisites: PSY 190 or SOC 110.

5.Global

Choose five of the following; two must be at the 400-level

Credits

BA317 International Management 3

Presents a cross-cultural perspective on managing global organizations. Focuses on understanding the influence of culture on international management, and how managers in multinational organizations address such issues as strategic analysis, organizational structure, global coordination and control, communications, inter-organizational cooperation, and human resource management. Prerequisites: BA 210 and general education cultures requirement.

BA365 Leadership Theory 3

This course examines and contrasts process theories, relationship theories, and management theories of leadership. Various definitions of leadership and their underlying implications for application and research will be investigated. The role of the leader will be examined in relation to the various leadership theories and definitions. Prerequisite: BA 210 and BA 361 or permission of instructor.

BA403 Internship 3

Advanced students work in business-related employment in the major area of interest. Note: Normally, credit will be allowed in only one internship in business.

BA411 Labor Relations and Negotiation 3

The basic principles of manpower use, wage structure, use of industrial psychology and collective bargaining, the union movement, human relations in industrial management, and modern labor laws and institutions. Prerequisites: BA 210 and BA 361.

BA424 Global Marketing 3

This course builds on topics from Marketing Principles, as applied to global situations. Emphasis is on the development of an appropriate marketing mix for international target markets. The importance of consumer orientation is stressed; international marketing research, consumer behavior and cultural sensitivity are examined. Prerequisites: BA 358 and completion of all business core requirements.

BA463 International Finance 3

Multinational business, international monetary system, bases for world trade, development of less-developed countries, foreign investment; emphasis on distinctions between international and domestic business operations. Prerequisite: BA 341.

ECON488 International Trade 3

This course studies the global economy, the role of business, and the economic interaction of countries involving trade. Prerequisites: ECON 161.

6.Entrepreneurship

Choose five of the following; two must be at the 400-level

Credits

BA334 Social Entrepreneurship 3

Social Entrepreneurs apply entrepreneurial talent to create social value and innovative sustainable solutions to pressing societal challenges. Students will identify opportunities, develop unique solutions, secure scarce resources, and manage risk. Social entrepreneurship will be studied in the context of civil society where there is inherent tension between market forces and democratic citizenship principles. Prerequisites: BA 160 and BA 210.

BA414 New Product Development 3

This course will take learners through each phase of new product development-Problem/Opportunity Analysis, Ideation/Concept Generation, Concept Evaluation, Market Testing and Market Launch. Prerequisite: BA 208.

BA444 New Venture Finance 3

This course provides a framework for analyzing the relationship between strategy and finance and methods used to value a high-growth company. New ventures are analyzed in terms of their technical, competitive, and business risks. Prerequisites: BA 160, BA 161, BA 325, and BA 341.

BA337 Personal Selling 3

Examines the role of personal selling in the consumer and industrial marketplace. Describes selling processes and customer relations. Includes role playing and time management exercises, instruction in proper dress and field experience in sales. Prerequisites: BA 208 and Junior standing or permission of instructor.

BA411 Labor Relations and Negotiation 3

The basic principles of manpower use, wage structure, use of industrial psychology and collective bargaining, the union movement, human relations in industrial management, and modern labor laws and institutions. Prerequisites: BA 210 and BA 361.

BA370 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management 3

A presentation of the organization and operation of small enterprises in services, retailing, wholesaling and manufacturing for those aspiring to own, operate, and/or manage a small business or to work for an organization serving small businesses. Topics covered include importance, status, problems and requirements of small businesses. Prerequisite: BA 210.

BA403 Internship 3

Advanced students work in business-related employment in the major area of interest. Note: Normally, credit will be allowed in only one internship in business.

7.Health Services Administration

Complete the following five courses

Credits

HSA205 Introduction to the American Health System 3

A macro-level examination of the origin, structure and operation of the American health system and its subsystems and components. Topics include the hospital system, public health system, long-term care systems, financing system, health services delivery systems, healthcare providers and contemporary issues confronting the American Health System.

HSA241 Healthcare Informatics 3

This course provides an overview of health informatics and data analytics as it relates to managing health services organizations. Health informatics principles and policies will be covered including health data content, collection, quality, access, and retention. The challenges faced by health services administrators related to health informatics including strategic plan alignment, governance, planning initiatives, and assessing and achieving value will also be discussed. Prerequisites: CS 102 and HSA 205 or consent of instructor

HSA440 Health Services Administration 3

An analysis of the structure and operation of various types of health services organizations, including their internal departments, and management of the facilities with particular emphasis on acute care facilities. Prerequisite: BA 210.

HSA460 Health Services Policy and Regulation 3

An examination of the regulatory environment and health policy formation process at the federal, state and local levels. Topics include the historical process of key health legislation such as Medicare and Medicaid, cost controls, regulatory compliance and oversight, utilization review, prospective payment system, value based purchasing, and political factors related to formulation and implementation of health policy.

HSA490 Health Program Planning and Evaluation 3

An examination of the major concepts, methodologies and issues related to the planning and evaluation of health services delivery programs. Topics include internal and external validity threat, experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental study designs, and analysis techniques. Prerequisite: HSA 362.

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.