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Business Administration Course Descriptions

BA 2301 (BUSI 2301) Business and Public Law (3 semester hours) Commercial and administrative law, focusing on the law of contracts, agency, bailments, property, and laws of partnerships and corporations. (3-0) Y
BA 3301 Employment Law (3 semester hours) This course will introduce students to the various legal issues that are involved in the modern employment relationship. The topics covered will include employment contracts, employment-at-will, anti-discrimination laws, occupational health and safety, pay equity, employee privacy, and other relevant topics. Prerequisite: BA 2301. (3-0) Y
BA 3310 Entrepreneurial Finance for Non-Business Majors (3 semester hours) This course explores the process of raising capital and managing the capital in entrepreneurial new ventures. The course will focus on the issues of forecasting cash flows, cash flow management, capital budgeting, valuation, capital structure and the various financing methods and mechanisms available to entrepreneurs (bootstrapping, angel investors, venture capitalists, IPOs seeking to raise capital for a new venture). Prerequisite: AIM 2301 and at least sophomore standing or consent of instructor. This course cannot be used to fulfill degree requirements by students in the School of Management. (3-0) Y
BA 3311 Business Communications (3 semester hours) This course introduces students to various types of professional communication, both written and oral. Students practice skills in communication styles such as memos, email, research reports, proposals, presentations, and interviews. Students may receive credit for either BA 3311 or AIM 3311 to fulfill degree requirements. Prerequisites: BA 3351, MATH 1325, RHET 1302. (3-0) S
BA 3341 Business Finance (3 semester hours) An introduction to financial decision making and the valuation of business enterprises. The course focuses on the use of discounted cash flow techniques in the selection of capital investment projects. Additional topics include financial planning, exchange rates, risk and return trade-offs in financial markets, financing decisions and dividend policy. Pre/Co-requisite: STAT 3360. Prerequisites: AIM 2301, AIM 2302, MATH 1326, and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 3345 Introduction to Leading and Managing (3 semester hours) This course will deal with theories and techniques of leadership and management. The course will start with a general overview of major theories on leadership and management. The main focus of this course is on the relationship between individual action and group and organizational performance. A major highlight of the course will be discussion of how the Motives-Theory-Practice triad is shaping the business world. Prerequisite: BA 3361 and MATH 1326. (3-0) Y
BA 3351 Introduction to Management Information Systems (3 semester hours) Introduction to basic management information systems and computer concepts. Emphasis on the various facets of the computer, information processing including computer applications, processing data into information, computer hardware, file organization and databases, communications, and information system development. Use of word processing, spreadsheet, and database application software to develop PC skills. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. (3-0) S
BA 3352 Production Management (3 semester hours) Applications of operations research methods to production problems. Production processes in the business firm with emphasis on forecasting, production planning, and production control techniques. Prerequisites: MATH 1326, MATH 2333, and STAT 3360. (3-0) Y
BA 3360 Quantitative Methods in Decision Making (3 semester hours) This course introduces the basic concept of quantitative approaches to decision making. It is designed to provide students with a sound conceptual understanding of the role that quantitative models play in helping business people make better decisions. It emphasizes the application of a wide variety of quantitative techniques to the solution of problems in the areas of finance, economics, marketing, and operations. The electronic spreadsheet is used as the principal device for building models, and the course covers the concepts of effective spreadsheet design and use. Prerequisite: MATH 1326. (3-0)
BA 3361 Organizational Behavior (3 semester hours) An integrated social science approach to understanding organizational issues. This course explores theories and concepts derived from diverse fields including psychology, sociology, economics and anthropology. The topics include: learning and motivation; attitudes, values and ethics; perception; communication; leadership; group dynamics; deision making; power and politics; conflict and negotiation; and organizational structure. (3-0) S
BA 3365 Principles of Marketing (3 semester hours) Marketing principles including marketing planning, the decision making environment, market measurement, product decisions, promotion, pricing, and distribution. Special emphasis placed upon the determination and evaluation of market segments. (3-0) S
BA 3372 Export Market Development (3 semester hours) Survey of factors affecting export markets. Examination of free trade versus strategic trade; trade protectionism; role and influence of the WTO; impact of regional trade agreements (e.g. NAFTA, EU); supply chain management, logistics and distribution challenges; and trade finance. BA 3372 and BA 3374 cannot both be used to satisfy degree requirements. (3-0) Y
BA 3374 International Marketing (3 semester hours) Analysis of environment of international marketing. Survey of techniques of international marketing management. BA 3372 and BA 3374 cannot both be used to satisfy degree requirements. Prerequisites: BA 3365 and MATH 1326. (3-0) Y
BA 4305 Strategic Management (3 semester hours) Capstone-level course requiring integration of all fields of business. Students will draw on their broadened awareness of various environmental influences (social and political) to solve business problems. Management alternatives will be examined with an ethical perspective relating policy trends to the strategic planning mode. Pre/Co-requisite: BA 4371, Prerequisites: BA 3341, BA 3351, BA 3352, BA 3361 and BA 3365. (3-0) S
BA 4307 Corporations, Politics and Society (3 semester hours) Overview of the corporation as a political participant in the American political system. Topics include corporate political action committees, business lobbying, grassroots programs, Federal Election Campaign Act, and labor involvement. (3-0) Y
BA 4308 Entrepreneurship (3 semester hours) This course explores all aspects of entrepreneurship and the process of creating new ventures. Topics will include the role of entrepreneurship in the economy, opportunity recognition and evaluation, bootstrapping, entrepreneurial strategies, venture finance, writing a business plan and managing the crowth process. Student teams will prepare and present business plans during the semester. Prerequisite: AIM 2300 or AIM 2301. (3-0) Y
BA 4309 Regulation of Business (3 semester hours) Examines the broad subject of government regulation of business, and focuses on the source of the demand for government regulation, its translation into legislation, its administration, and its impact. Emphasis is placed on high impact regulatory programs, such as antitrust, health, safety, and environmental laws. Prerequisites: ECO 2302 and MATH 1325. (3-0) Y
BA 4310 Entrepreneurial Finance (3 semester hours) This course explores the process of raising capital and managing the capital in entrepreneurial new ventures. The course will focus on the issues of forecasting cash flows, cash flow management, capital budgeting, valuation, capital structure and the various financing methods and mechanisms available to entrepreneurs (bootstrapping, angel investors, venture capitalists, IPOs seeking to raise capital for a new venture). Prerequisites: AIM 2301 and BA 3341. (3-0) Y
BA 4311 Entrepreneurial Strategy (3 semester hours) This course is designed to show students how to identify potential business opportunities, determine what constitutes a good business model, and to strategically implement a business proposal. Topics of focus include an overview of the entrepreneurial process, determinants of venture success in high tech and other business environments, and strategies for industry entry and venture growth. Prerequisites: AIM 2300 or AIM 2301 and at least sophomore standing. (3-0) Y
BA 4318 Programming in Visual Basic (3 semester hours) Business application development using Visual Basic. Topics include fundamental Basic programming, graphical user interface programming, ActiveX and data controls, and integration with other applications such as Access. Prerequisites: BA 3351, MATH 1326, and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4319 Programming in C++ (3 semester hours) This course will introduce students to concepts in object-oriented programming. Students will develop application programs using C++. Application development using Java will also be introduced. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Prerequisites: BA 4318, MATH 1326, and MATH 2333. (3-0) ST
BA 4320 Desktop Computing with Applications (3 semester hours) Use of microcomputer applications for the development of effective business solutions. The primary thrust of this course is to provide students with a strong understanding of Web design principles in the planning, graphics development, publishing, maintaining, and publicizing of a Web site. Business Modeling and applied Business Process analysis will also be covered. Emphasis is placed on using productivity applications to increase productivity in a business environment. Software applications used by students will include a spreadsheet, HTML, presentation/web graphics, and word processing. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Prerequisites: BA 3351 and MATH 1325. (3-0) S
BA 4321 Database Fundamentals (3 semester hours) Database theories, conceptual data modeling techniques, database management, and database development practice with emphasis on relational database systems. Topics include entity relationship data model, data planning, data administration, SQL, relational theories, distributed databases, database development project, and other database management issues, such as concurrency control, data security, and integrity. A database management system software package is used to implement working database systems. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. AIM 3321 and BA 4321 cannot both be used to satisfy degree requirements. Prerequisites: AIM 2301, AIM 2302, BA 3351 and MATH 1325. (Same as AIM 3321) (3-0) Y
BA 4322 Systems Analysis and Design (3 semester hours) An overview of systems development methodologies will be presented. In addition to concepts in systems analysis and design, the students will be exposed to concepts in project management, and information gathering techniques. Projects focusing on the use of CASE tools will also be an integral part of the course. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Prerequisites: BA 4321, MATH 1326, and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4323 Business Data Communications (3 semester hours) IS managers need to have an in depth understanding of a gamut of issues relating to data communication and distributed processing, including technical, economic, and managerial details. The course will focus on currently observed industry trends, including the digital convergence of voice, video and data, enterprise wide connectivity, distributed computing environments, and the massive demand for Internet-based open systems. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Prerequisites: BA 3351, MATH 1326 and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4324 Information Systems Management (3 semester hours) Management of the information technology within an organization is a critical activity. Students will be introduced to issues relating to IT investment, management of IT, and using IT for competitive advantage. Prerequisites: BA 3351, MATH 1326 and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4326 Systems Development Project (3 semester hours) Students will be required to perform analysis, design, and implementation of a real-life project within an organization. Students will be organized into teams and will be required to use the concepts taught in the earlier classes on systems development. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Prerequisites: BA 4318, BA 4322 and BA 4323. (3-0) Y
BA 4328 Decision Support and Expert Systems (3 semester hours) The course will focus on the design and development of Decision Support and Expert Systems. The development of Intelligent Systems and the role they play in the organization will also be addressed. Prerequisites: BA 4321, MATH 1326, and MATH 2333. (3-0) T
BA 4329 Electronic Commerce (3 semester hours) As an increasing number of business transactions take place using an electronic medium, there is a need for business managers to understand how these new technologies transform the way companies and individuals are doing business. This course offers a general background on electronic commerce and its impact on business. Topics include the evolution of information systems, economics of electronic transactions, Internet marketing, and issues related to virtual organizations. Prerequisites: BA 3351, MATH 1326, and MATH 2333. (3-0) T
BA 4330 Information Technology Security and Audit (3 semester hours) This course provides an overview of common security practices and introduces the concepts related to applied security technologies. Topics include cryptography (encryption and decryption, digital signatures and certificates), risk management (threat analysis, cost benefit analysis), security audit (intrusion detection and security assurance), disaster recovery (contingency planning, incident handling, security training and awareness), network security technologies (firewalls, VPN), security policy (types of policy, implementation considerations, workplace privacy), and E-Commerce security issues (security requirements, hacker techniques, online privacy). Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Prerequisite: BA 4323. (3-0) Y
BA 4331 Programming in JAVA (3 semester hours) Business application development using JAVA. Topics include the fundamentals of Java programming, applets programming for web-based systems, and object-oriented programming concepts. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Prerequisites: BA 4318, MATH 1326 and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4332 Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (3 semester hours) This course explores the theories, processes and practical techniques of negotiation so that students can successfully negotiate and resolve disputes in a variety of situations including interpersonal and group settings. Emphasis is placed on understanding influence and conflict resolution strategies; identifying interests, issues, and positions of the parties involved; analyzing co-negotiators, their negotiation styles, and the negotiation situations; and managing the dynamics associated with most negotiations. Practical skills are developed through the use of simulations and exercises. Prerequisite: BA 3361 or consent of instructor and MATH 1325. (3-0) Y
BA 4335 Marketing Research (3 semester hours) This course provides an overview of the entire marketing research process which includes problem definition, research design, use of secondary data, collecting primary data, designing surveys, sampling, fieldwork, basic data analysis, and reporting of findings. Emphasis will be on using market research to make better marketing decisions. Students are expected to know basic marketing and have an aptitude for quantitative analysis. Prerequisites: BA 3365 and MATH 1326. (3-0) Y
BA 4336 Marketing Strategy (3 semester hours) This course provides an overview of how strategy is developed in marketing. This course emphasizes the integration of knowledge from previous marketing courses and related disciplines. Topics include planning and development of policies, implementation and evaluation of the entire marketing strategy. Case analyses and/or simulation games are employed. Prerequisites: BA 3365, MATH 1326 and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4337 Product and Brand Management (3 semester hours) This course discusses concepts and cases of planning, building, measuring and management of brands and products. It covers topics such as new product development, branding, brand equity, product and service quality, brand positioning, perceptual mapping, long term brand management, and the product life cycle. Prerequisites: BA 3365, MATH 1326 and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4338 Sales and Distribution Management (3 semester hours) This course covers professional selling practices and sales management (including functions, evaluation, and compensation of sales force), as well as wholesaling and retailing (including positioning, merchandising, inventory pricing, buying, advertising, promotion, services and customer satisfaction), and channel management (design, functions, logistics, supply chain and channel relationships). Prerequisites: BA 3365, MATH 1326 and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4339 Advertising (3 semester hours) Examine the principles and practice of Advertising, PR and Promotions. Topics include: the role of the ad agency; the advertising plan based on marketing, research, and consumer behavior; Integrated Marketing Communications; communication goals and measurement, advertising, budgeting, advertising buying, media planning, media scheduling, and art, copy, creativity and production of ads in different media. We also discuss social, ethical and legal issues in advertising. Prerequisites: BA 3365, MATH 1326, and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4345 Money and Capital Markets (3 semester hours) Examines the operation of financial markets and financial intermediaries, along with their role in providing financing to the corporate and public sectors of the economy. The objective of this course is to provide detailed knowledge of a variety of financial instruments and the markets in which they trade. Topics covered include the banking system, the markets for short-term securities, financial derivatives, and the market for foreign exchange. Prerequisites: BA 3341 and BA 3351. (3-0) S
BA 4346 Investment Management (3 semester hours) Examines a wide range of issues concerning the management risk and the measurement of investment performance. The objective of the course is to provide an understanding of the role of modern financial theory in portfolio management and to present a framework for addressing a wide range of issues in the management of financial assets. The topics covered include valuation, the measurement of risk and portfolio performance, the management of portfolios of fixed income securities, and derivative securities. Prerequisites: BA 3341, and BA 3351 and STAT 3360 . (3-0) S
BA 4347 Applied Corporate Finance (3 semester hours) Integrates a variety of advanced topics in corporate financial decision making in examining the development of the financial strategy of the firm. Emphasis will be placed on the valuation of the firm and the impact of financial markets on corporate investment and financing decisions. Co-requisites: BA 3341 and BA 3351. (3 0) Y
BA 4348 Options and Futures Markets (3 semester hours) Examines the valuation of derivative securities such as options and futures contracts, as well as the use of these instruments in managing business and financial risks. The topics to be covered include the pricing of futures contracts, swaps, and options, as well as the use of derivative instruments in hedging, portfolio insurance, and exotic options. Prerequisite: BA 4346. (3-0) Y
BA 4349 Management of Financial Institutions (3 semester hours) Study of the financial management of commercial banks and other financial intermediaries. Emphasis will be given to the analysis of financial performance, lending decisions, asset-liability management, and the management of institutional capital requirements. Additionally, strategic considerations such as evolving information technology, the changing regulatory environment and the impact of global competition in financial services will be examined. Prerequisite: BA 4345. (3-0) Y
BA 4350 IndividualPersonal Financial Management and Planning (3 semester hours) Application of the principles of financial management to lifetime consumption and retirement planning. Emphasizes the integration of personal savings and investment decisions with life insurance programs and estate planning. Topics covered include the role of property, health, life insurance; tax-deferred investment vehicles, as well as fixed income and equity investment alternatives such as mutual funds. Prerequisite: BA 4346. (3-0) Y
BA 4355 E-Business Technologies and Web Applications (3 semester hours) The objective of this class will be to gain an understanding of the Information Technologies (IT) that support and drive E-business and E-business applications. The emphasis in the class will be on the IT architecture of an E-business. Specifically we will study technologies that underlie the Internet and Web, together with client-side and server-side computing. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Prerequisites: BA 4318 and BA 4321. (3-0) Y
BA 4356 Enterprise Resource Planning (3 semester hours) The objective of this course is to introduce the concept of Enterprise Resource Planning and to understand the issues in the selection and implementation of ERP software. There will also be a discussion on the architectural issues involved in executing a client-server application. Students will get hands-on experience with available ERP software and learn about implementation issues that arise in real organizations. Cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements for majors in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Prerequisites: BA 3351, MATH 1326, and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4361 International Finance Management (3 semester hours) Study of world financial markets and institutions, foreign exchange exposure and management, foreign direct investment, and issues involved in the financial management of multinational firms. Prerequisite: BA 3341. (3-0) Y
BA 4366 Introduction to Supply Chain Management (3 semester hours) This course introduces the key players and challenges in a supply chain (SC). Type of facilities, inventory and transportation options, and the role of information in running SCs are discussed. The objectives of different players in SCs are laid out and contrasted with each other. This motivates the discussion of integration/coordination of the players, a central theme in SC management. Operations and tradeoffs in service supply chains (i.e., air/sea lines, health care, hotels, and restaurants) are examined. Prerequisite: BA 3352. (3-0) Y
BA 4367 Introduction to Project Management (3 semester hours) Project management is concerned with the management and control of a group of interrelated taks required to be completed in an efficient and timely manner for the successful accomplishment of the objectives of an overall project. Since each project is usually unique in terms of task structure, risk characteristics and objectives, the management of projects is significantly different from the management of repetitive processes designed to produce a series of similar products or services. Large-scale projects are characterized by a significant commitment of organizational and economic resources coupled with a high degree of uncertainty. The objective of this course is to enhance the ability of participants to respond to the challenges of large-scale projects so that they can be more effective as project managers. We study in detail up-to-date concepts, models, and techniques useful for the evaluation. Prerequisite: BA 3352. (3-0) Y
BA 4371 International Business (3 semester hours) Examination of worldwide patterns of trade and investment. Overview of financial, managerial, and marketing problems confronted by multinational firms. Prerequisites: BA 3365, MATH 1326 and MATH 2333. Pre/Corequisite: BA 3341. (3-0) S
BA 4372 International Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (3 semester hours) The course examines cultural complexity in the uncontrollable business environments in foreign markets. The course covers management of problems derived from cultural differences, the lack of adaptability of expatriates and their families in host countries, and recruitment, training and motivation for international assignments. Prerequisites: BA 3361, MATH 1326 and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4373 Global Strategy (3 semester hours) Study of the challenges that multinational firms face, including managing across national borders, managing international strategic alliances, managing headquarters-subsidiary relationships, and developing global capabilities. Prerequisites: BA 4371, MATH 1326 and MATH 2333. (3-0) Y
BA 4399 Senior Honors in Business Administration (3 semester hours) For students conducting independent research for honors theses or projects. (3-0) S
BA 4V81 - 4V84 Business Administration Individual Study in Decision Sciences (1-3 semester hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (3 hours maximum)BA 4V81 Decision Sciences, BA 4V82 Finance, BA 4V83 Marketing, and BA 4V84 Organizational Strategy and International Management. ([1-3]-0) SR
BA 4V82 Business Administration Individual Study in Finance (1-3 semester hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) S

BA 4V83 Business Administration Individual Study in Marketing (1-3 semester hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) S
BA 4V84 Business Administration Individual Study in Organizational Strategy and International Management (1-3 semester hours) May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) R
BA 4V91 Seminar Series in Decision Sciences (1-3 semester hours) Discussion of selected topics and theories in the decision sciences. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) S
BA 4V92 Seminar Series in Finance (1-3 semester hours) Discussion of selected topics and theories in finance. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-3])-0) SR
BA 4V93 Seminar Series in Marketing (1-3 semester hours) Discussion of selected topics and theories in marketing. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) S
BA 4V94 Seminar Series in Organizational Behavior, Strategy and International Management (3 semester hours) Discussion of selected topics and theories in organizational behavior, strategy and international management. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) S
BA 4V95 Seminar Series in Information Systems (1-3 semester hours) Discussion of selected topics and theories in information systems. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). Prerequisite: BA 4318. ([1-3]-0) S
BA 4V96 Seminar Series in Operations Management (1-3 semester hours) Discussion of selected topics and theories in operations management. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). ([1-3]-0) S

Special Topics
Business Administration

BA 4V00 Special Topics (1-3 semester hours) Course is designed to further develop a student’s business knowledge through appropriate developmental work experiences in a real business environment. Student is required to identify and submit specific Business Learning Objectives (Goals) at the beginning of the semester. At semester end the student must prepare an oral presentation, reflecting on the knowledge gained in the work experience. Student performance is evaluated by the work supervisor. May be repeated for credit as topics vary (9 hours maximum). (Same as ATEC 4340 when topic is Issues in Arts and Technology) (Same as ISSM 4V83) ([1-3]-0) S

General Information
Business Administration
Business Admin. & Biology
Accounting/Info Management
Economics and Finance Double Major
Finance

 

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