ACADEMICS

  • Business Administration (Undergraduate)

    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 opportunitylaunch-growth-fruitage.
    Offered every year. 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 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 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 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 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 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.