ACADEMICS

  • Business Administration (Undergraduate)

    BA 100 Introduction to Business (only as a free elective)
    Introduction to basic concepts related to business practices; includes examination of local, regional, and national organizations in the business world.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 193 Special Topics in Business Administration for First-Year Students
    All "193" courses are approved for LASC but may vary by section. See current course listing for specific LASC
    area approval. Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first-year students. Offered only as a First-Year Seminar.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     

    BA 200 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
    Study of management practices and behavior in organizational settings. Emphasis on introduction to managerial principles, concepts and fundamentals.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 210 Financial Accounting I

    Principles, concepts, procedures, and techniques of financial accounting necessary to preparation, understanding, and interpretation of accounting information.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 220 Financial Accounting II

    Prerequisite: BA 210
    Continuation of topics covered in BA 210.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 230 Managerial Accounting
    Prerequisite: BA 220
    Analysis, interpretation and use of accounting data for effective managerial planning, control and decision-making.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 250 Analytical Techniques in Business
    Prerequisites: BA 200, BA 220, CS 120 or 121, MA 150 or EC 150
    Identification and analysis of common business problems using proper quantitative techniques and standard business software.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 302 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    Prerequisite: Need to be min. of Junior level or by consent of Instructor/Chair
    Students learn and explore the nature and challenges of entrepreneurship; venture the life cycle of opportunity-launch-growth-fruitage.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 300 Organization Theory
    Prerequisite: BA 200
    A macro examination of organizations utilizing current research findings based largely upon a systems/contingency framework, designed to improve organizational effectiveness.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 303 Small Business Management
    Prerequisite: Need to be min. of Junior level or by consent of Instructor/Chair
    This course focuses on essential management skills relating to starting and managing a small business where one or a few individuals provide initial financing.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 304 Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders
    Prerequisite: Need to be min. of Junior level or by consent of Instructor/Chair
    Students will focus on the research of women business leaders and the roles they have played in the global economy.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 305 Organizational Behavior
    Prerequisite: BA 200
    Study of organizational effectiveness and quality of working life, through individual, organizational, and contextual level theories and practices.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 306 Human Resource Management

    Prerequisite: BA 305
    An examination of human resource management including employment laws, recruiting/selection, training/development, and benefits/compensation administration.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 312 Operations Management I
    Prerequisites: BA 200, CS 120, MA 150 or EC 150
    Applied analysis of operations in service and production systems using quantitative models and calculus; inventory, work measurement, scheduling, quality control.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 316 Financial Management
    LASC—Quantitative Literacy Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisite: BA 220

    Financial analysis, working capital management and basics of capital budgeting.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 318 Principles of Marketing

    Prerequisite: BA 200, EC110, and EC 120
    Overview of the full range of activities involved in marketing, develops an understanding of marketing strategy and processes.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 320 Business Law I

    Prerequisite: BA 200
    Introduction to legal concepts as applied to the study of contracts, personal property, sales, and the Uniform Commercial Code.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 321 Business Law II
    Prerequisite: BA 320
    Continuation of topics covered in BA 320. Study of laws of partnerships and corporations.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 327 Ethical Decision Making in Business
    Prerequisites: BA 200, BA 210, BA 318
    This course will identify, discuss and analyze ethical issues faced by business professionals and discuss approaches for resolving ethical dilemmas.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 350 Business Information Systems and Applications
    Prerequisite: BA 230 or BA 374, CS 120
    Survey of automated business information systems and microcomputer applications with emphasis on business oriented software.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 355 Insurance and Risk Management
    Prerequisite: BA 200
    This survey course covers the identification and evaluation of risk, and techniques for the management of risk. Commercial and personal risks are studied from the points of view of the corporation, the individual, and the insurer. Areas of emphasis include commercial property, business liability, worker’s compensation, automobile, life, health, disability, and income insurance.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 362 Accounting for Non-Profit Organizations
    Prerequisite: BA 371
    Specialized area of accounting for unique requirements for non-profit organizations; includes analysis of budgeting, financial statements and other unique accounting requirements needed by management to assess the controls of a non-profit entity.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 351 Managing eBusiness
    Prerequisites: IT Minor: Core IT Courses • BA Major: Core BA Courses
    Digitizing new forms of business organizations to create business-to-business partnerships, business-to-consumer relationships, pathways-to-profitability; Legal, Ethical, Social, Political and Global Issues.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 370 Intermediate Accounting I
    Prerequisites: BA 210, BA 220
    Accounting theory, principles, concepts, and procedures applied to balance sheet and income statement accounts. Presentation and interpretation of financial reports.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 371 Intermediate Accounting II
    Prerequisite: BA 370
    Continuation of BA 370.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 372 Advanced Accounting I
    Prerequisite: BA 370
    Examines specialized topics in accounting including business combinations, partnerships, foreign currency transactions and translation, IFRS, nonprofit and governmental accounting.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 374 Cost Accounting
    Prerequisites: BA 200, BA 210, BA 220
    Accounting for costs in business enterprises. Emphasis placed on fundamental principles including job order, process, and standard costs.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     

    BA 375 Federal Income Taxes I
    Prerequisite: BA 370
    A study of federal income taxation as applied to individuals.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 376 Auditing
    Prerequisite: BA 370
    Basic auditing concepts and developments and their application to the examination, evaluation and reporting of financial data.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.

     
    BA 377 Federal Income Taxes II

    Prerequisite: BA 375
    Federal income taxes for corporations and partnerships.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 380 Negotiations
    Prerequisites: BA 200, BA 210, BA 220, BA 305, EC 110, EC 120
    This course focuses on effective negotiations, conflict management, and power and influence in organizational and other settings.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 385 Leadership
    Prerequisites: BA 200, BA 305
    This course focuses on leadership theories, skills and applications. Self-assessment and reflection are important learning components of the course.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 390 Business and Social Research Methods
    LASC - WAC
    Prerequisites: BA 200, EN 102, permission of instructor for non majors
    An overview of research design approaches and the basic techniques of data collection employed by social scientists conducting empirical research.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 400 Management and Organizational Behavior I
    Prerequisite: BA 305
    Study of concepts, theory, research, and operational problems of organizational behavior; work groups and intergroup behavior models.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 401 Management and Organizational Behavior II

    Prerequisite: BA 400
    Continuation of topics covered in BA 400 with additional theory and case studies; behavioral science/systems approach is taken
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 402 Launching the Venture - The Business Plan
    Prerequisite: BA 302 or the consent of instructor/chair
    Learn and practice the analytics of building a business model, plan for a venture, explore the strategies, and launch the venture.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 404 Corporate Finance

    Prerequisite: BA 316
    Advanced capital budgeting, capital structure, long-term financing decisions, dividend policy, computer modeling, comprehensive financial strategy cases.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 406 Trends in Marketing
    Prerequisite: BA 318
    Integrates all aspects of marketing theory through readings, case studies, class projects, individual projects, and computer simulation of marketing decisions.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     

    BA 408 Directed Study
    Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.
     
    BA 414 Real Estate Investment
    Prerequisite: BA 316
    This course covers the fundamental concepts, principles, analytical methods, and tools used in making residential and commercial Real Estates investment decisions.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 415 Investment Analysis
    Prerequisite: BA 316
    Survey of investment vehicles, including stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities, mutual funds, and collectibles. Modern portfolio and valuation theories.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 420 Marketing Research
    Prerequisite: BA 318
    Nature and scope of marketing research. Application of scientific methods, sources, problem definition, and collection of data, reporting and evaluation.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 422 Retailing
    Prerequisite: BA 318
    Demand analysis, consumer behavior, and planning and control of the merchandising functions; retailing as a career.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 424 Advertising Management
    Prerequisite: BA 318
    Advertising from a planning perspective. Advertising and professional promotion strategies with execution and control activities.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 426 Consumer Behavior

    Prerequisite: BA 318

    The analysis of the consumer decision process as it affects marketing management decisions. Major factors of influence in this process will be studied including culture, social class, family, and reference groups.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 428 Business to Business Marketing
    Prerequisite: BA 318
    Explores business markets which account for more than half the economic activity globally.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     

    BA 429 Integrated Marketing Communications
    Prerequisite: BA 318
    This course is designed for students who have an interest in increasing their knowledge of the marketing promotional process.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 430 Administrative Practices and Management
    Prerequisite: BA 305
    Overview and analysis of human conduct in work-organization settings.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 434 Management and Corporate Responsibility
    Prerequisite: BA 200
    The theoretical and practical relationships of corporate conflicts of interests, self-regulation, product liability, employee rights, etc. to management decisions.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 440 International Business and Management

    Prerequisites: BA 316, BA 318
    Study and analyze the nature, structures and strategies of international/global businesses. Examine international markets, economic systems, value-chains and core competencies of a firm.
    Offered every 2 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 474 Corporate Law

    Prerequisite: BA 320
    Corporate powers and corporate management. Designed for future corporate executives and accountants.
    Offered every 3 years. 3 credits.
     
    BA 480 The Legal Environment of Business

    Prerequisite: BA 200
    The impact of governmental regulation on business and its response will be evaluated by unique debate-type format.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     
    BA 481 Independent Study in Business Administration

    Prerequisite: BA 200
    Independent study in business administration, usually involving field work which is not an internship.
    Offered every year. 1-6 credits.
     
    BA 482 Selected Topics in Business Administration
    Prerequisites: BA 305, BA 316, BA 318
    Selection of topics of mutual interest to the student and faculty.
    Offered every year. 1-6 credits.
     

    BA 486 Internship in Business Administration
    Prerequisites: BA 305, BA 316, BA 318
    Practical experience in operations of business. Internships within co-operative firms with on-site supervision and evaluation.
    Offered every year. 1-12 credits.
     
    BA 490 Business Strategy and Policy
    LASC - Major Capstone
    Prerequisites: BA 316, BA 318
    Capstone course integrating information provided in the functional areas such as finance, marketing, general management, business legal environment.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.
     

    BA 494 International Marketing
    Prerequisites: EC 120, BA 318
    With the rapid and continuous changes in a global environment we will examine the complex issues in international marketing faced by today's manager.
    Offered every year. 3 credits.