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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 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)

Designed to integrate knowledge from other disciplines into applied research by examining the theoretical foundation of research and applications to business processes. It examines the nature, scope and importance of business research and research methodology; sources of information, methods of presentation, analysis and interpretation of statistical data into a structured free enterprise project. The research process is specifically addressed. Emphasis is placed on financial, economic, accounting and other quantitative applications with business development execution. The course includes individual and group investigations and reports written on problems of current business interests. Prerequisites: ACCT 2311, ACCT 2312, ECON 2301, ECON 2302 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 3361 - PROFESSIONAL TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION (3 Credits)

This course covers strategies for successful planning, research, and presenting of formal and informal business messages. Emphasis is placed on professional and technical communication techniques, such as report writing, professional speaking, group conversation, resume writing, professional telephone communication, proper use of electronic communication, etc. The course also emphasizes effective customer service, media relations, and building a professional business portfolio. Prerequisite: ENGL 1314. Offered: Spring, 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 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.