Business Administration (BUSADMIN)

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BUSADMIN 1010 Principles of Hospitality Organizational Management 3 Credits

This course serves as an introduction to the hospitality industry and the management of a hospitality organization's operations. Specifically, the course will explore the management science surrounding leadership, management, and organizational behavior as well as the nuances introduced in a service context.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 1210 Introduction to ERP 1 Credit

Introduction to ERP Systems covers the key processes supported by modern ERP systems. This course is designed to introduce the concept of integrated business processes. The main integration points between processes and their cross-functional nature will be explored to provide the ability to apply an integrated perspective to business processes. It will examine the core concepts applicable to all ERP environments, and explain how those concepts can be utilized to implement business processes within the SAP system.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 1220 Principles of Food Service Operations 3 Credits

This course is an overview of the areas within food service operations. The course will investigate facilities design, operations, and dining room service using applicable management concepts and theories.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 1010
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 1300 Global Business 3 Credits

This course will survey current issues and trends in global business. Specific emphasis will be placed on the impact of these trends on managers in the multinational organizational setting. Topics include a study of the economic, financial and legal environments of international business. In addition, trade issues and corporate strategies will be discussed.
Components: Class
GE: International Education
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 1350 Lodging Systems 3 Credits

This course is a survey of the primary departments, functions, and decision frameworks found within a lodging facility.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 1010
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 1810 Microsoft Excel for Business 1 Credit

Course Description: This course is designed to teach students basic to advanced functionality of Microsoft Excel. An emphasis is placed on working with larger data sets. Topics covered include but are not limited to:* simple to advanced formatting* simple to advanced formulas using relative and absolute cell referencing and Excel functions* business charts and pivot tables* sort and filter techniques used with tabular data* importing and exporting datasets
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 2010 Business Communication 3 Credits

Communication strategies and techniques used in business; practice in writing effective memos, letters and reports; oral communication skills developed in influencing group decisions and making presentations; employment correspondence and interviewing.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ENGLISH 1230 and SPEECH 1010
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 2100 Supply Chain Management 3 Credits

This course focuses on the principles and concepts of Supply Chain Management, as well as a review of the role of Supply Chain Management functions within an organization. Analytical and evaluative skills are developed through critical examination of theories, models, tools and techniques employed. Topics covered include Strategic Sourcing, Forecasting and Collaborative Planning, Inventory Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Service Response Logistics.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 2330 Leadership and Management 3 Credits

An introduction to the role of management through discussion of the planning, organizing, leading, and controlling functions. Behavioral, quantitative, and qualitative aspects of managerial decision making are explored.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 2340 Business Analytics 3 Credits

Students will learn quantitative decision making skills for managers. Particular focus will be given to understanding statistics and management science concepts, and developing the skills required to analyze data, conduct statistical hypothesis testing, and use management science techniques in business settings.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: MATH 15 or MATH 1530 or math placement level 15 or higher; and MATH 1830; and BUSADMIN 1810 or COMPUTER 1830
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 2610 Hospitality Employee Supervision 3 Credits

This course introduces students to the primary legal and regulatory issues that arise in a hospitality environment.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 1010
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 2630 Introduction to Marketing 3 Credits

The study of marketing encompasses the activities involved in anticipating, managing, and satisfying demand via the exchange process. Activities include environmental analysis, marketing research, consumer analysis, product planning, distribution planning, promotion planning, price planning, and marketing management. The dynamic nature of marketing, the complex environment surrounding today's marketers, and various marketing functions, performers, and strategies are examined.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 2950 Special Issues in Business 1-3 Credits

Includes discussion of current issues and trends that have an impact on the business sector. Specific topics will vary.
Components: Class

BUSADMIN 2990 Early Internship 1-3 Credits

The early internship course provides an opportunity for students to gain exposure to a professional work environment in an industry that is relevant to the student's career interests. Students will complete 80-240 work hours within an organization under the direction of an instructor and a supervising employer.
Components: Practicum
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: 30 credits; major in A.S. Hospitality and Tourism Management or A.S. Business Administration
Typically Offered: Summer

BUSADMIN 3030 Human Resource Management 3 Credits

An introduction to topics such as human resource planning, equal employment opportunity, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, safety and health, and employee and labor relations. The impact of laws and of societal and business trends on human resource functions is presented. Each manager's role in dealing with human resources is emphasized.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2330 or AGBUS 1500 and completion of 30 credits
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 3100 Compensation Management 3 Credits

An exploration of the discipline of compensation management. The processes of job analysis and job evaluation are discussed as methods to determine internal pay equity. Market wage surveys are presented as tools to ensure external equity. Wage scale development and various employee benefit options are discussed. Other topics include wage and benefit related laws, performance appraisal, and motivation theories.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3030
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 3110 Strategic Promotions Management 3 Credits

This course examines various approaches to managing a firm's promotional strategy. The concept is to manage a diverse array of promotional tools (advertising, public relations, Internet, direct mail, personal selling, sales promotions, coupons, direct response, celebrity spokespeople, premiums and other promotional tools) so that a cohesive, targeted, and integrated communication program is the result. This approach allows the firm to more effectively and efficiently use the tools of promotion to achieve marketing and sales objectives.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2630 or AGBUS 2430
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 3130 The Legal Environment of Business 3 Credits

This is a study of the legal and ethical environment of business and its effects on business decisions. The course includes the substantive areas of contract law, tort, criminal law, government regulation, employment law, consumer protection, antitrust, environmental law and securities law. We will also examine the ethical implications of legal disputes in business.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 3140 Advanced Business Law 3 Credits

A continuation of the study of foundational legal and ethical principles relating to business and commerce. Topics include a review of the American legal system, sales contracts, negotiable instruments, secured transactions, business entities, bankruptcy, property law, and wills and estates. Intended for students who plan to go into public accounting or who will be providing accounting or consulting services to various types of companies, by stressing critical thinking and problem-solving, and includes legal topics commonly found on the uniform CPA examination.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3130
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 3230 Small Business Management 3 Credits

This course acquaints the student with many aspects of owning and operating a small business. Topics covered include the characteristics of small business managers, planning and organizing for a new or an ongoing business, staffing a business, producing and marketing a product or service, profit planning and control, security, and the specifics of developing a business plan.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2630 or AGBUS 2430
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 3240 E-Commerce and E-Marketing in Today's World 3 Credits

This course will cover how a business can market its products, services and ideas using Internet technology. Topics will include--but will not be limited to--e-commerce as part of the marketing mix, search engine optimization, selling through the Internet, social networking, blogs, measuring results of the e-commerce strategy and email as permission marketing.
Components: Discussion, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2630 or AGBUS 2430
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 3340 Management, Gender & Race 3 Credits

This course reviews the changing nature of management and explains why gender and race/ethnicity have become important concerns of business. It examines the status of women and people of color in managerial or administrative positions and discusses socialization processes, stereotypes, equal employment opportunity laws, diversity management, illegal harassment, and power in organizations. Networking, mentoring, work/life balance, and career planning also are addressed.
Components: Class
Cross Offering: ETHNSTDY 3340, WOMGENDR 3340
GE: Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: 60 earned credits
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 3400 Personal Financial Planning 3 Credits

A study of the major financial decisions encountered by individuals. The course explores a variety of consumer problems found in a modern, complex economy. Subjects covered include the financial planning process, money management, consumer borrowing, insurance planning, budgeting, investments, and retirement and estate planning.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: Junior standing
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 3430 Risk Management 3 Credits

This course covers the theory of risk and introduces the basic concepts of risk management. Special emphasis is placed on risk transfer to insurance companies. The course also introduces basic insurance concepts for both the individual and corporate consumers because risk management decisions presuppose a thorough understanding of the nature and functions of insurance.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: Junior standing
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 3450 Employment Law 3 Credits

An analysis of employment relations legislation and its impact on areas of human resource management. Primary emphasis on employment discrimination and affirmative action, unemployment compensation, and workers compensation, the Fair Labor Standards Act, OSHA, and ERISA.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3030
Typically Offered: Spring-ODD

BUSADMIN 3500 Employee Training and Development 3 Credits

Employee Training and Development is an upper-division course that examines the principles and practices of these two critical processes in a variety of organizational settings. The course presents a comprehensive overview of training and development topics. Throughout the course students acquire and then demonstrate a knowledge base in each of these areas. At the end of the course, students are prepared to conduct efficient and effective training and development programs within the Human Resources department of an organization.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3030
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 3530 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits

Organizations, in and of themselves, do not behave; the people within them do. This course will give students a comprehensive view of organizational theory and behavior by studying individual and group behaviors and how these interrelate with the organization's structure, systems and goals.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2330 or AGBUS 1500
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 3540 Quality Management 3 Credits

Provides an understanding of the tools, language, and techniques used in the field of Quality Management. The history of the quality movement, major tenets of the field, theorists and their philosophies, and the use of basic tools of Quality Management will be covered in this course. The course focus will be project-based in a team environment.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2330 or AGBUS 1500
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 3550 Team Dynamics 3 Credits

In today's complex organizational environments working within a team, whether in a leadership role or as an active participant, requires a different set of skills than 'going it alone.' Creativity, conflict resolution and facilitating innovation are some of the major themes. Other topics explore building a climate of accountability, reducing social loafing, and establishing conditions that create high performance. The course is highly interactive with case-based exercises as well as a focus on project-based learning intended to build students' skills as effective, contributing team members.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3530
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 3580 Principles of Project Management and Sustainable Development 3 Credits

This is an upper division course that brings together business-minded students with STEM-minded students who are interested in project management, particularly understanding how sustainable development can be integrated with business models for selecting projects from a portfolio, and sustainable aspects related to project management. Includes the ten knowledge areas within the discipline of project management. Students also work in teams to analyze case studies for decision-making related to energy conservation and non-energy conservation projects.
Components: Class
Cross Offering: ENERGY 3580
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ("C-" or better in ENERGY 2340) or (JR Standing in Business Administration major or Accounting major)
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 3620 Corporate Finance 3 Credits

An introduction to the finance function and financial management of the firm, including techniques of financial analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, the acquisition and management of corporate capital, and dividend policy. Analysis of how the financial manager influences the decision-making process within the firm.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ACCTING 2010 and completion of university math requirement
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 3630 Advertising 3 Credits

This course examines the function of advertising as a communications and promotional tool. Although each organization is different, the course will provide numerous best practices that universally apply to generate interest in a product, cause, or company. Emphasis will be placed on strategic and persuasive messaging across multiple media.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2630 or AGBUS 2430
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 3640 Financial Markets and Institutions 3 Credits

A macro-finance course that deals with the financial system of the United States. Major emphasis is placed on financial markets, financial institutions, financial assets, and their interaction within the financial system framework. The course also has a focus on the management and regulation of both markets and institutions. Web assignments are an integral part of this course.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3620
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 3650 International Finance 3 Credits

This course is a comprehensive study of the role of international finance in business. Topics will include the foreign exchange market, determination of interest rates, international banking, international capital markets, international investments and international corporate finance.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3620
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 3700 Marketing Research 3 Credits

Marketing is an evolving field that constantly looks for improvement. Research in its various forms is the tool to inform that evolution. This course will provide both theoretical foundations and direct experience in conducting informative marketing research. Topics include formal and impromptu marketing research projects that marketing professionals might encounter in a professional setting, the research process and designs, evaluation of data, and presentation of findings.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: (BUSADMIN 2630 or AGBUS 2430) and (ECONOMIC 2410 or MATH 1830 or BUSADMIN 2340)
Typically Offered: Fall-ODD

BUSADMIN 3710 Bank Management 3 Credits

The purpose of the course is to analyze the issues involved in managing commercial banks and related financial institutions. The theory and practice of bank management will be studied with particular emphasis on the topics of asset management, and capital adequacy. Additionally, new dimensions in banking structure will be introduced.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3620
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 3720 International Marketing 3 Credits

A conceptual focus on the breadth of the international marketing management area including problems, strategies and techniques, plus a survey background in such environmental factors as legal, cultural, economic, financial, and regional characteristics. The purpose is to prepare students and practicing business managers for successful operations in the world marketing environment of developing, industrial, and/or technological nations.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2630 or AGBUS 2430
Typically Offered: Fall-ODD

BUSADMIN 3740 Consumer Behavior 3 Credits

Consumer behavior reaches for a better understanding of the consumer buying process. It begins with an examination of basic, standard steps that consumers take while making a purchasing decision and moves into consumer motives based on various consumer cohorts. The marketing student -- after having studied consumer behavior -- will have a stronger appreciation for the basis of consumer needs and will be better prepared to serve them.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2630 or AGBUS 2430
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 3750 International Short Study 1-3 Credits

The International Term Short Study course abroad is designed to help students develop an understanding of the world's economies, the globalization of technology, capital, industries, systems, goods, services, and inputs that have enhanced much of the international issues in business practices and cultures. An overview of the International business environment, including business strategies, history, and cultures will be covered. Credit numbers possible are 1-3. Students who wish to use this course to fulfill International Education requirements, must request for 3 credit hours.
Components: Class
GE: International Education
Typically Offered: Occasional

BUSADMIN 3820 Leadership and Relationships in Sales 3 Credits

Relationships provide the foundation for successful business and personal interactions. The course prepares students for success in building relationships that lead to customer acquisition and retention. Students learn how to build value, develop win-win scenarios, develop their leadership style, negotiating skills and managing the selling process. Course examples and strategies will canvas a wide range of industries that include business, agriculture, engineering, and sports marketing. The emphasis is on applying course content to the student's specific career direction.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: SPEECH 1010
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 3830 Sales Management 3 Credits

A study of the role of sales management in the total marketing structure examines the role of sales manager and how this role serves the sales department and the company. Recruiting, selection, training, motivation leadership, compensation plans, and sales forecasting are studied with focus on the administration of these functions. Evaluation and performance appraisal of the sales force are also included. The course considers the many aspects of international selling and training salespersons for global territories.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2630 or AGBUS 2430
Typically Offered: Occasional

BUSADMIN 3840 Advanced Selling 3 Credits

Advanced Selling is the second selling-focused class of the professional selling emphasis. This class builds on the concepts that were presented in BSAD 3820 Professional Selling. Advanced Selling continues to develop the concept of selling as a critical part of running a successful business. In this class we will be working on what it takes to be a successful professional salesperson. This class is designed to prepare the student for an entry-level sales position.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3820
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 3860 Intermediate Financial Management 3 Credits

The course focuses on valuation and understanding the value implications of investment and financing decisions that firms make. The course builds on the time value of money concepts and risk and return concepts from BUSADM 3620 Corporate Finance, but in more depth and rigor. There is an emphasis on the tools and techniques used to make financial decisions, including the use of spreadsheet financial modeling to aid in valuation and decision-making. Topics include working capital management, strategic and tactical financing decisions, and financial statement analysis.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3620
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 3930 Investments 3 Credits

A contemporary study of investments with a focus on past and present investment decision making, sources of information, stock investing, modern portfolio theory, and mutual fund creation and selection.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3620
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 3940 International Human Resource Management 3 Credits

This course explores challenges and intricacies of effectively obtaining, managing, and developing human resources to achieve strategic organizational objectives in international, global, and cross-cultural contexts. Major changes in this area of management in response to economic and political pressure and policies and practices in various countries also are covered. Issues for study include strategies for global talent acquisition and training, cross-cultural adjustment, expatriation and repatriation, performance management and career development for multinational employees, cross and multi-cultural compensation plans, and employee relations across countries and cultures.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3030
Typically Offered: Spring-EVEN

BUSADMIN 4020 Treasury Management 3 Credits

Explores short-term financial management. Reviews institutional and legal aspects as a context for making decisions involving current assets and current liabilities. This working capital management, i.e., the management of cash, inventories, accounts receivable, and short-term credit arrangements by business firms, provides the basis of long-term survival of businesses.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3620
Typically Offered: Fall-ODD

BUSADMIN 4030 Financial Decision Making 3 Credits

An analysis of actual problems encountered by financial managers from major firms. This course utilizes the case study methodology and requires heavy usage of computer application skills, particularly spreadsheet skills. The goal is to identify the problem, analyze it, and finally make a well-justified recommendation to the firm.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3860
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 4040 Sports Finance 3 Credits

This course is the application of principles and practices of financial management, as it applies to organizations in the sport industry. This course seeks to develop the financial skills necessary to gain an understanding of an array of financial concepts that impact sport managers. Students will examine financial strategies related to sport entities and organizations and will be introduced to current economic and financial issues that impact the sport industry. Topics include the demand for sports talent, capital allocation, impact of sporting organizations on local economies, valuation of sports franchises, and other sports-specific financing issues.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3620
Typically Offered: Spring-ODD

BUSADMIN 4120 Operations Management 3 Credits

This course focuses on quantitative decision tools which assist the manager in the planning, organizing, and controlling of operations in industrial and service organizations. Topics covered include forecasting, queuing theory, transportation models, facility layout, scheduling, inventory control, capacity planning and materials planning.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: ECONOMIC 2410 or MATH 1830 or BUSADMIN 2340 or MATH 4030
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 4140 International Management 3 Credits

This course focuses on the management of an enterprise engaged in international business. Topics include: why international business occurs, the nature and influence of the host country environment on firms conducting international business, how international strategic alternatives for these firms are identified and evaluated, the influence of culture on managers and managerial practices, and the ethical concerns and social responsibility associated with managing international business activities.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 1300 and BUSADMIN 2330
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 4150 e-Marketing Applications 3 Credits

This course examines internal and external technologies in the context of strategic marketing. Emphasis is placed on managerial decision making through the use of broad technical solutions, thus enabling better data models, improved customer relationship management, and enterprise resource planning.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3630
Typically Offered: Spring-EVEN

BUSADMIN 4160 Purchasing Management 3 Credits

This course focuses on the managerial, administrative, strategic and tactical aspects of the purchasing function. Emphasis will be placed on the pertinent issues in purchasing management for both goods and services business sectors. The course will explore the managerial perspective of the core tasks and challenges required to effectively manage the purchasing function within the context of an integrated supply chain.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2100 or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 4170 Predictive Analytics 3 Credits

A study of the history of prediction, quantitative efforts used to predict human behavior, its affect on society and culture and its use in all sectors of the economy. The areas of Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing will be discussed.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2100 and (BUSADMIN 1810 or COMPUTER 1830)
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 4180 Transportation Management 3 Credits

The course highlights the principles and concepts of Transportation Management and provides an overview of the critical role transportation plays within an organization. Students learn the fundamentals of moving products along a global supply chain and the challenges faced by transportation providers. The different modes of transportation; air, sea, rail, truck and pipeline will be examined in terms of their efficiency and cost to the organization. The complexity of the importing/exporting process and the role US Customs and the US Census Bureau play in the movement of goods across borders will be discussed.
Components: Discussion, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2100
Typically Offered: Spring-EVEN

BUSADMIN 4190 Negotiation Strategies 3 Credits

The course describes basic strategies and tactics used by a negotiator in the organization. Students will explore the critical role that power, influence, leverage and persuasion play on the negotiation process as well as the importance of establishing trust and building a lasting relationship with a negotiator. In addition, the importance of and strategies for preparation before a negotiation will be examined. Finally, problem solving techniques for creating value and methods for conducting difficult negotiations will be discussed.
Components: Discussion, Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2100
Typically Offered: Fall-ODD

BUSADMIN 4200 Employee Recruitment and Selection 3 Credits

This course provides students with an understanding of these two critical processes in a variety of organizational settings. Throughout the course, students acquire and then demonstrate a knowledge base in each of these areas by completing a variety of projects. At the end of the course, students are prepared to conduct efficient and effective recruiting and selection programs within the Human Resource department of the organization.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3030
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 4220 Data Driven Decisions & IOT 3 Credits

Data is changing every aspect of how business decisions are made. This course will cover concepts, methods, and tools to solve complex problems of the business. This course focuses on applications rather than theory, preparing students to gain practical experience in the emerging field of data driven decision and the Internet of Things (IoT), transforming big data into new and useful information. The course examines various decision models and techniques widely applied in industry and data analytics techniques including data visualization for managing the different stages in a supply chain.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2100 and (MATH 1830 or BUSADMIN 2340 or MATH 4030)
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 4330 Labor-Management Relations 3 Credits

Gives an overview of the process of labor relations, in which management deals with employees who are represented by a union. The history of major labor unions and primary labor laws and court cases are covered, along with the general structure and operational aspects of today's labor organizations. Union certification, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution are discussed in detail. Students also participate in a mock labor contract negotiation project and analyze sample grievances.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3030
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 4500 Human Resource Management Capstone: The HR Audit 3 Credits

Assesses the extent to which a partner organization conducts/implements a human resource function or activity consistent with recommended standards/practices or benchmarks. Requires application of strategic human resource concepts and principles from other human resource management courses.
Components: Seminar
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2340, BUSADMIN 3100, BUSADMIN 4200, BUSADMIN 3500 and 90 completed credits
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 4630 Marketing Management 3 Credits

The determination of market policy; marketing administration and application of principles pertaining to management of marketing resources.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2630 or AGBUS 2430 and junior standing
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 4640 Marketing Practicum/Experiential Learning 1-3 Credits

This course emphasizes hands-on experiential learning in the marketing profession. Students will select their specific educational activities related to marketing and/or sales. The educational activities can be projects, contests, consulting or other relevant experiences. The purpose is for students to apply their classroom knowledge in a hands-on learning environment. Students will have clear goals and deliverables subject to instructor approval.
Components: Practicum
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 2630
Typically Offered: Occasional

BUSADMIN 4840 Strategic Management 3 Credits

A comprehensive review and evaluation of strategic decision-making, critical thinking, reflection, and integration of the functional organizational areas of business processes through the analysis of case studies and related readings; development of external information scanning and synthesis using resources such as Internet and scholarly business publications.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: senior standing and ACCTING 2020 and BUSADMIN 1300 and BUSADMIN 2100 and BUSADMIN 2630 and BUSADMIN 3030 and BUSADMIN 3620 and ECONOMIC 2130 and ECONOMIC 2230
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 4920 Advanced Investments 3 Credits

This course is a continuation of BUSADMIN 3930. The course will focus on the application of financial theory to the issues and problems of investment management. Topics will include portfolio optimization and asset allocation, derivative pricing, hedging, the theory of asset pricing models and their implications for investments, as well as evaluating investment management performance. The main objective of this course is to provide students with a framework for making financial decisions related to Investments. These decisions are relevant for institutional investors (pension, mutual, and hedge funds), individual investors, corporate treasurers, and anyone who seeks to use or understand domestic or international investing
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3930
Typically Offered: Spring-ODD

BUSADMIN 4940 Special Problems 1-4 Credits

Supervised readings in specialized areas.
Components: Independent Study
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: junior standing; appropriate forms must be filled out by students with approval of the instructor and the department chairperson
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 4950 Special Topics 1-4 Credits

Specific contemporary or other business-related issues will be explored in depth. Topics vary.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 4990 Internship or Applied Professional Capstone 1-8 Credits

Extends the learning process by giving students a chance to apply their knowledge and skills on the job in an actual organization. A 3-credit internship or applied professional capstone experience is required for the Business Administration major. May be repeated for up to eight credits; 4 credits maximum at the same job or experience. Graded on a pass/fail basis.
Components: Field Studies
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: major or minor in business and junior standing
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 5010 Business Communication 3 Credits

Communication strategies and techniques used in business; practice in writing effective memos, letters and reports; oral communication skills developed in influencing group decisions and making presentations; employment correspondence and interviewing. P: ENGLISH 1230 and SPEECH 1010
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 5030 Human Resource Management 3 Credits

An introduction to topics such as human resource planning, equal employment opportunity, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, safety and health, and employee and labor relations. The impact of laws and of societal and business trends on human resource functions is also presented. Each manager's role in dealing with human resources is emphasized.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: Not in BUSADMIN 3030
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 5100 Compensation Management 3 Credits

An exploration of the discipline of compensation management. The processes of job analysis and job evaluation are discussed as methods to determine internal pay equity. Market wage surveys are presented as a means to ensure external equity. Wage scale development and various employee benefit options are discussed. Other topics include wage and benefit-related laws, performance appraisal, and motivation theories.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3030/5030 or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 5130 Legal Environment of Business 3 Credits

This is a study of the legal and ethical environment of business and its effects on business decisions. The course includes the substantive areas of contract law, tort, criminal law, government regulation, employment law, consumer protection, antitrust, environmental law, and securities law. We will also examine the ethical implications of legal disputes in business.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 5340 Management, Gender and Race 3 Credits

(Offered under BUSADMIN 5340 and WOMGENDR 5340) This course reviews the changing nature of management and explains why gender and race/ethnicity have become important considerations in business. It examines the status of women and people of color in managerial or administrative positions and discusses socialization processes, stereotypes, equal employment opportunity laws, illegal harassment, and power in organizations. Networking, mentoring, work/life balance, and career planning also are addressed.
Components: Class
Cross Offering: WOMGENDR 5340
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 5500 Employee Training and Development 3 Credits

Employee Training and Development is an upper-division course that examines the principles and practices of these two critical processes in a variety of organizational settings. The course presents a comprehensive overview of training and development topics. Throughout the course students acquire and then demonstrate a knowledge base in each of these areas. At the end of the course, students are prepared to conduct efficient and effective training and development programs within the Human Resources department of an organization.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 5530 Organizational Behavior 3 Credits

Organization, in and of themselves, do not behave, the people within them do. This course will give students a comprehensive view of organizational theory and behavior by studying individual and group behaviors and how these interrelate with the organization's structure, systems, and goals.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 5540 Quality Management 3 Credits

Provides an understanding of the tools, language, and techniques used in the field of Quality Management (QM). The history of the quality movement, major tenets of the field, theorists and their philosophies, and the use of basic tools of Quality Management will be covered in this course. The course focus will be project-based in a team environment.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 5620 Corporate Finance 3 Credits

An introduction to the finance function and financial management of the firm, including techniques of financial analysis, working capital management, capital budgeting, the acquisition and management of corporate capital, and dividend policy. Analysis of how the financial manager influences the decision-making process within the firm.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: One year undergraduate accounting or graduate equivalent or consent of instructor or department chair.
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 5650 International Finance 3 Credits

This course is a comprehensive study of the role of international finance in business. Topics will include the foreign exchange market, determination of interest rates, international banking, international capital markets, international investments and international corporate finance.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3620 (BUSADMIN 5620) or equivalent, or permission of the department chair.
Typically Offered: DEMAND

BUSADMIN 5720 International Marketing 3 Credits

A conceptual focus on the breadth of the international marketing management area (i.e., problems, strategies and techniques), plus a survey background in such environmental factors as legal, cultural, economic, financial, and regional characteristics. The purpose is to prepare students and practicing business managers for successful operations in the world marketing environment of developing, industrial, and/or technological nations. P: A marketing course or consent of instructor.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 5740 Consumer Behavior 3 Credits

Consumer behavior reaches for a better understanding of the consumer buying process. It begins with an examination of basic, standard steps that consumers take while making a purchasing decision and moves into consumer motives based on various consumer cohorts. The marketing student after having studied consumer behavior will have a stronger appreciation for the basis of consumer needs and will be better prepared to serve them. P: Introductory marketing course or consent of instructor or department chair.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 6100 Supply Chain Management 3 Credits

This course focuses on the principles and concepts of Supply Chain Management, as well as a review of the role of Supply Chain Management functions within an organization. Analytical and evaluative skills are developed through critical examination of theories, models, tools and techniques employed. Topics covered include Strategic Sourcing, Forecasting and Collaborative Planning, Inventory Management, Customer Relationship Management, and Service Response Logistics.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 6160 Purchasing Management 3 Credits

This course focuses on the managerial, administrative, strategic and tactical aspects of the purchasing function. Emphasis will be placed on the pertinent issues in purchasing management for both goods and services business sectors. The course will explore the managerial perspective of the core tasks and challenges required to effectively manage the purchasing function within the context of an integrated supply chain. P: BUSADMIN 4100 or consent of instructor.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring/Summer

BUSADMIN 6200 Employee Recruitment and Selection 3 Credits

This course provides students with an understanding of these two critical processes in a variety of organizational settings. Throughout the course, students acquire and then demonstrate a knowledge base in each of these areas by completing various projects. At the end of the course, students are prepared to conduct efficient and effective recruiting and selection programs within the human resources department of organizations.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3030/5030 or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Spring

BUSADMIN 6330 Labor-Management Relations 3 Credits

Gives an overview of the process of labor relations, in which management deals with employees who are represented by a union. The history of major labor unions and primary labor laws and court cases are covered, along with the general structure and operational aspects of today's labor organizations. Union certification, collective bargaining, and dispute resolution are discussed in detail. Students also participate in a mock labor contract negotiation project and analyze sample grievances.
Components: Class
Prereqs/Coreqs: P: BUSADMIN 3030/5030 or consent of instructor
Typically Offered: Fall

BUSADMIN 6630 Marketing Management 3 Credits

The determination of market policy; marketing administration and application of principles pertaining to management of marketing resources. P: Two marketing courses or consent of the instructor or department chair.
Components: Class
Typically Offered: Fall/Spring

BUSADMIN 6940 Special Problems 1-4 Credits

Supervised readings in specialized areas. P: Approval of the department chairperson. Appropriate forms must be filled out by students with approval of the instructor and the department chairperson.
Components: Independent Study