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Business Administration

BADM 1307 - Personal Finance (3 credits)

An introduction to managing your money in the 21st century. Potential money management issues include: personal financial planning and record keeping, budgeting, banking and credit, personal taxes, financing major expenditures (e.g. education, home, vehicle), savings, insurance, markets and investments. Students will use current personal finance software.

BADM 2190-2990 - Selected Issues in Business Administration (1-9 credits)

Introduction to specialized topic(s) chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.

BADM 2341 - Probability and Statistics (3 credits)

Same as MATH 2303.

BADM 2361 - Business Communications (3 credits)

Covers the study of verbal and nonverbal communication theory and its application in business organizations and leadership/management. This course covers strategies for successful planning, research, and presenting of formal and informal business messages. The course emphasizes practice in effective written and oral mediation, customer service, media relations, and report writing. This course also focuses on the analysis of the role of various channels of communication within organizational settings. In this class students will gain a basic understanding for their professional business portfolio. Same as ENGL 2361. Prerequisite: ENGL 1314. Fee: $20. Offered: Spring, Summer.

BADM 3311 - Project Management (3 credits)

Study of the principles of project management in modern organizations. Subjects include work breakdown structures (WBS), critical path methods (CPM), resource allocations, PERT charts, Gantt charts, project earned value, budgeted cost of work scheduled (BCWS), budgeted cost of work performed (BCWP), and actual cost of work performed (ACWP) as they apply to project management. Using a desktop computer with current project management software, students will solve individual and organization wide problems. Includes supervised structured laboratory exercises. Prerequisites: CISS 1310. Fee: $15.

BADM 3343 - Research Methods (3 credits)

Nature, scope, and importance of business research and research methodology; sources of information, methods of presentation and analysis and interpretation of statistical data. The research process is specifically addressed, including: problem identification, location of information sources, selection of project design methodology, questionnaire development, sampling, pretesting, administration, verification, validation, analysis, and reporting of results. Same as MKTG 3365. Prerequisites: ACCT 2311, ACCT 2312, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, BADM 2361. 3 semester hours in statistics. Offered: Fall.

BADM 3351 - International Business (3 credits)

Surveys the basic issues of international business. Topics surveyed include: contrasting cultural, economic, financial, legal-regulatory, political, social, technological and trade environments; multinational firms, including direct foreign investment and country evaluation; and the management of international operations. Offered: Fall, Summer.

BADM 3362 - Legal Concepts of Business I (3 credits)

Legal and ethical framework in which business operates including the nature and source of law, the role of law in society, the court system, regulatory law, the trial process and its alternatives, torts, contract law, sales, commercial paper, products liability, Uniform Commercial Code and international law. Offered: Fall, Summer.

BADM 3363 - Legal Concepts of Business II (3 credits)

Legal policies and ethical implications impacting business decision makers in the areas of agency, partnerships, corporations, wills, trusts and estates, property law, bankruptcy, antitrust, federal securities law, consumer law, international law and professional liability. Prerequisites: ACCT 2311, ACCT 2312, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, BADM 3362. Offered: Spring.

BADM 3370 - Outreach Through Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

Study of concepts related to the market economy and free enterprise systems. Will involve individual and team work in order to create, develop, implement, and evaluate outreach projects designed to involve students, faculty, and the community in an educational awareness of the free enterprise system. Focus on developing leadership, negotiation, persuasion, and written and oral presentation skills with an emphasis on conducting business in a professional and ethical manner. Prerequisites: ACCT 2311, ACCT 2312, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, BADM 2361. Fee: $20. Offered: Spring, Fall, Summer.

BADM 4194-4694 - Study Tour in Business Administration (1-6 credits)

Observation of business firms, discussions with business executives and government officials; prior background reading, orientation and approval of project required; analysis and reports. Fee: variable depending on travel costs.

BADM 4391 - Business Administration Internship (3 credits)

A practice-based learning opportunity, with a business, governmental, or non-profit employer supervised by a sponsoring faculty member. Research and written reports required. Prerequisites: ACCT 2311, ACCT 2312, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, CISS 1310, MGMT 3350, faculty approval and completion of an approved Academic Internship Learning Plan.

BADM 4393 - Special Studies in Administration (3 credits)

In-depth study of a specialized topic chosen by instructor. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: ACCT 2311, ACCT 2312, ECON 2301, ECON 2302, CISS 1310. Offered: Fall.