Business Administration (B.S.)
A wide range of skills are essential for success in our increasingly complex and global business environment. Our business administration program equips students with a solid understanding of the various functional areas of business and the analytical and communication skills that are essential to develop and implement effective strategies in a competitive environment. Our graduates contribute effectively to the achievement of target outcomes in business as well as in government organizations.
Our curriculum and pedagogy are designed to enable students to appreciate the importance of values-based decision making by analyzing the potential impact of alternative strategies on a company, organization or firm as well as on the larger interests of the society in which it operates. A variety of teaching methods are employed (including case studies, lectures, class discussions, group projects and experiential exercises)to assist students in developing a comprehensive, holistic understanding of the issues and challenges involved in organizations and their management.
Featured CoursesBADM 221 Financial AccountingIntroduces the concepts and techniques of financial accounting as prescribed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASBE). Students study and understand balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, and journals and ledgers, and how to prepare them. Accounting concepts such as revenue recognition, asset measurement, alternative inventory valuation methods, intangible assets, present value, stockholders equity, and liabilities and interest are also studied. Students come away from the course with an understanding of the importance of accounting in business decision-making. Formerly ACC 235.
Prerequisites: MATH 110 BADM 241 Introduction to Computer Applications for BusinessThis course provides an overview of MS Office 2007 Suite Applications in the Microsoft VIsta operating system including a brief introduction to computer concepts through the application and use of the Microsoft Office 2007 Suite, Word 2007, Excel 2007, Access 2003, Power Point 2007, Outlook 2007, developing basic web pages from teh applications and their integration through the office suite.
Prerequisites: INT 109 or basic computer familiarity withteh instructor's permission BADM 251 Management and Leadership DevelopmentDiscusses the principles, concepts, and practice of management. Through participation in experiential exercises such as simulations, role-playing, and team activities, students learn how to be more effective managers and leaders, with a focus on personal awareness and growth and on building effective working relationships. Formerly MGT 200 Principles of Management and MGT 254 Management and Leadership Development.
3 credits BADM 307 International BusinessThis course examines the interdependence of the economic, political, environmental, social, and cultural issues facing multinational organizations. Students gain an understanding of international trade, cross-cultural management issues, strategic planning, international marketing, and financial markets. Trade blocs such as NAFTA and the European Union are examined to assess their impact on U.S. organizations and the economy. Formerly BUA 337 International Business Management.
Prerequisites: BADM 226 or BADM 236; ECON 102 recommended BADM 351 Entrepreneurial Finance and Resource DevelopmentFocuses on principles of corporate and financial management, financial statement analysis and interpretation, effective planning, budgeting and financial control, financial risk assessments, and fundamentals of basic financial planning for new and small businesses. Includes in-depth discussion and analysis of entrepreneurial resource development and human resource management and development. Incorporates the study of ethical business decisions in the small business environment.
3 credits BADM 353 Small Business Development, Management, and FinanceCovers the initial and continuing development, management, and finance of the small business enterprise. Focus is on essential issues of law, accounting, and technology as they relate specifically to the small business. Includes analysis of the basics of starting and maintaining a home-based small business enterprise, as well as small business planning and management in general, including customer service, public relations and advertising, goal setting, merchandising, packaging and pricing, employment, record-keeping, and financial management. Reviews the unique issues involved in owning and operating the family business, including succession planning, the family business culture, hiring and managing family members, the interaction between family and non-family employees, and operating the family business. In addition to lectures, the case study method is used extensively to illustrate opportunities and problems facing the entrepreneurial small business enterprise in America in the new millennium.
3 credits ENGL 209 Business WritingFamiliarizes students with basic types of standard business writing, including memos, letters, resumes, reports, and manuals, and with techniques appropriate to such writing. Formerly ENG 384 Business Writing.
Prerequisite: ENGL 107
Core Area I: Skills for Work and Life PHIL 253 Business and Professional EthicsThis course engages the students in an analysis of cases in business and other professions that appear to present a conflict between the demands of institutional practices and the demands of morality. The course presents a Kantian theory of e thics and investigates the cases within the framework of this theory. Formerly PHI 213 Applied Ethics II: Business and Professional Ethics.
Core Area III: Ethics and Moral Reasoning
Gen Ed Values and Beliefs
- Business Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Management Trainee
- Market Analyst