Business Administration


3 Credit Hours

Explores the nature and scope of business, examines its component parts, and describes how it is organized and managed. Students learn about the internal and external forces that comprise our business and economic system. This course covers career development and teaches practical techniques and strategies for success.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with detailed knowledge of the laws relating to contracts, commerce, property, sales, negotiable instruments, and employment. Students develop an awareness of business situations requiring legal counsel and a familiarization with the overall structure of the legal system.

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the principles of ethics with relation to business decision-making and business strategies. Students learn how to integrate ethical decision-making into organizational behavior, strategy, and the challenges posed by the globalization of business practices.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces computer-based applications and simulations in business. Students learn the concepts and software used by business organizations in order to simulate real-life problem solving.

Prerequisites: CIS1115, BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the conversion of ideas into successful business ventures. Topics include developing ideas for entrepreneurial ventures, testing the feasibility of an idea, evaluating the lifestyle considerations of business ownership, preparing business plans, seeking expert advice, securing financing, and avoiding common pitfalls.

Prerequisite: BUS1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Examines the technical, economic, and organizational impact of complex interdependent work systems. Topics include analyzing short- and long-term information needs and communicating these needs to technical specialists and higher management.

Prerequisite: CIS2204

 


1 to 3 Credit Hours

Involves readings and discussions organized around selected topics in Business. Themes will vary each semester.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of various project management knowledge areas. Topics include project integration, scope, quality, human resources, communications, risk, and procurement management. Students will use Microsoft Project software.

 


3 Credit Hours

Allows students to work in a position related to their course of study. Students integrate the skills and knowledge learned through their academic experiences and participate in focused online discussions and special online projects.

Prerequisite: Departmental permission

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces students to the fast-growing field of business analytics. The course provides students with a general understanding of quantitative methods, analytical software, and data analysis to help them comprehend and analyze contemporary business issues and problems. The emphasis is placed on critical thinking and quantitative reasoning skills.

Prerequisite: MAT2215 or MAT2212

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an in-depth examination of the political, legal, ethical, and regulatory issues related to managerial decisions. Topics include commercial paper, real and personal property, creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, agency, estate planning, and government regulations.

Prerequisite: BUS2231

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores the processes and techniques of business research methods and their application to making effective and efficient decisions. Areas covered include defining a problem, selecting the method of research, ascertaining costs and benefits, and statistical tools and presentation.

Prerequisites: BUS1101, MAT2215

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the most recent theories and the current practice in strategic management. Examines the development and implementation of strategies in various areas of business activity (finance, sourcing, production, human resource management, marketing, and international business).

Prerequisites: FIN3301, IBS2201, MGT2220, MKT2220

 


1 to 3 Credit Hours

Involves readings and discussions organized around selected topics in Business.

Prerequisite: Any 200-level course in Business

 


3 Credit Hours

Allows students to work in a position related to their course of study. Students integrate the skills and knowledge learned through their academic experiences and participate in focused online discussions and special online projects.

Prerequisite: Departmental permission