Business Course Description

BA 101 - Business and Technical English I

This course introduces students to technical and business communication. Students develop skills in writing and editing business letters, memos, electronic messages, and employment communications. Students also review proper writing mechanics, including sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation; and learn organizational strategies for developing positive, negative, and persuasive business communications.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 102 - Business and Technical English II

BA 102 builds on knowledge gained in BA 101 and introduces students to additional types of technical writing. Students build skills in writing instructions; proposals; informal, formal, and oral reports; and preparing graphics. Some sections may include a community-based experience allowing students to participate in a service project that is related to course content. This may or may not include time spent in the community outside of class. Successful completion of BA 101 or EN 101 is strongly recommended before enrolling in this course. Recommended Skills: BA 101 or previous college English course is recommended.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 103 - Introduction to Business

Introduces business and non-business majors to the private enterprise system; the role of business in global markets; the establishing, financing, and managing of businesses; the producing and marketing of goods and services; careers in business; and the technology used to compete in business.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 105 - Entrepreneurship

This course introduces the student to the exciting world of entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurial process from both a historical and a research perspective. The role and nature of entrepreneurship as a mechanism for creating new ventures and affecting economic development are presented. This course will introduce important concepts in entrepreneurship and help the student see the entrepreneurial process through the eyes of the entrepreneur. Students will delve into the financial and psychological characteristics of entrepreneurs. In this course students will also investigate viable new ventures.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 106 - Starting a Business

The course centers on the business planning process\' opportunity recognition, business concept development, feasibility testing, and the business plan, etc. Students gain the knowledge, skills, concepts, and strategies relevant for start-up and early-stage business enterprises. A practical, hands-on approach encourages students to immerse themselves in the vision, research, and planning aspects of a new venture.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 125 - Office Ethics and Etiquette

BA 125 is a study of theoretical and practical problems of moral conduct in the field of business as it relates to the office personnel. In addition, students will prepare employment materials and investigate the interview process. Subjects include: office culture, confidentiality, diversity, communication etiquette, dining etiquette, dress code, career planning and sexual harassment. This course is required in the Office Administration program. Some sections may include a dining experience. These experiences may or may not include time spent in the community outside of class. Recommended Skills: Internet research skills, Word processing skills to complete assignments, and College-level reading ability.
Course Fee: $35 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 130 - Computer Keyboarding

On the computer, students develop basic touch keyboarding skills including proficiency in keyboarding alpha characters, top-row numbers, symbols, ten-key numeric pad and special function keys. This course is designed around applications for business, data entry, and personal use.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 136 - Office Document & Data Processing

In this course students learn to use Microsoft Word software to produce advanced letters, reports, tables, and other business documents. Improvement of keyboarding speed and accuracy as well as production rate is also emphasized.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 145 - Computer Applications in Business I

Students learn to solve typical business problems using the computer as a management tool. Students become familiar with current methods of information processing by employing word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database software applications. The preparation of business documents is emphasized throughout the course. Ability to read English at the college level and follow detailed instructions is necessary to be successful in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 150 - Mathematical Applications in Business

In this course students will evaluate between alternative approaches using different data sets for simple interest, compound interest, annuities, markups, markdowns, breakeven analysis, payroll alternatives, bank reconciliations, inventory cost flows, depreciation methods and analysis of financial statements. Mathematical operations used to solve practical business and finance application problems are covered.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 153 - Personal Finance

This course reviews the exciting and challenging areas of personal financial planning. This class is designed for all majors. Units of study include basic concepts for economic decision making, earning power, protection of income, spending patterns, saving and investment options, housing options and expenses, stocks and bonds, borrowing and financing, financial planning techniques, wills, estate planning, trusts, and retirement income possibilities.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 156 - Accounting Fundamentals

Students learn double-entry accounting and its use in a service business. Students complete the accounting cycle, learn methods of control, and prepare payroll records.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 158 - Accounting for Entrepreneurs

This is an introduction to accounting for small business owners. The course will emphasize the use of financial and managerial accounting information in the decision making process. This course is required for the Entrepreneurship Certificate. This course is not a substitute for BA 256 or BA 257. .
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 160 - Computerized Accounting

Students receive hands-on instruction in a computerized accounting program (Quickbooks or similar software) which is suited for very small and home-based businesses applications. The major topics covered in this course include cash disbursements, cash receipts, accounts receivable, accounts payable, billing, purchasing, inventory control, payroll and general ledger.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 170 - Principles of Retailing

This course focuses on the principles of retailing in a competitive economy. The course examines the considerations necessary to starting a retail business. Determination of store locations and layouts, buying techniques, organizing and staffing, and store security is emphasized. Aspects of consumer buying behavior, retail advertising, and personal selling are included.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 172 - Sales

This course introduces students to the exciting world of sales and the sales process. Students learn principles of selling, presenting a product demonstration, overcoming objections, closing sales, servicing the sales, and preparing and making sales presentations.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 174 - Advertising

This course introduces the student to the exciting world of advertising and idea people who are creating advertising and integrated communications. Students learn the role of the advertising agency; copy structure; trademarks; illustrations; layout; market research; advertising production; and use of newspapers, magazines, radio, television, outdoor advertising, direct mail, display, and packaging.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 175 - Supply Chain Management

This course covers concepts in supply chain management from a managerial perspective as well as the technology used within supply chain management. The course exposes learners to the concepts of managing the flow of materials in a supply chain; fundamentals of planning, manufacturing, distribution, and transfer of materials and products; inventory monitoring; and control. Information technology and global issues in supply chain management are also covered.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 180 - Business Internship I

Students participate in an internship program of work and learning involving area employers. They work 180 hours under supervision at approved employment sites, and performance is monitored by the professor. In addition, students are required to attend on-site meetings, complete assignments, and develop a project. Students MUST have the permission of the internship professor before they can register for this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 181 - Business Internship II

Students participate in a internship program of work and learning involving area employers. They work 180 hours under supervision at approved employment sites, and their performance is monitored by the professor. In addition, students are required to attend one-on-one meetings, complete assignments, and develop a project. Students MUST have the permission of the internship professor before they can register for this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 183 - Supervision

This course covers the management functions of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling as they relate directly to the first level of management. Topical areas of significance to managers in this frontline role are emphasized. Critical skills are learned in the role of the manager, decision making, discipline, communication, performance management, leadership, diversity and conflict.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 201 - Business Communication

This course is a survey of communication within businesses and other organizations. Students learn both theory and practical methods to plan, create, and deliver effective oral and written messages. Topics include interpersonal and group communication; cross-cultural communication; writing and editing business messages, reports, and presentations; electronic communication; and employment communications. It is recommended that students complete EN101 or BA101 or have equivalent college-level writing skills prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 204 - Electronic Commerce

This course introduces students to the exciting world of e-commerce and the e-commerce process from both historical and research perspectives. This course introduces important concepts in e-commerce and helps the student see the e-commerce process through the eyes of the business professional and entrepreneur. In addition the course helps students understand e-commerce\'s impact on traditional and modern business models. This course helps students learn how to succeed in a digital economy.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 207 - Business Law I

This course is an introduction to legal rights; jurisdiction and the courts; dispute resolution; torts; business crimes; contracts; warranty and the product liability; agency, consumer, environmental, employment, and property law. Anyone who wants to start a business or work in a business setting should take this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 208 - Business Law II

This course is an introduction to intellectual property, sales contracts, negotiable instruments, banking, secured transactions, creditor rights, bankruptcy, business organizations, securities and international law. Anyone who wants to start or work in a business (including internet-based or e-commerce), or further their legal studies in an area of their discipline, should take this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 209 - Issues in Business Ethics

Ethical business practices are the focus of this course. Students learn to make knowledgeable decisions when confronted with conflicts in the economical, social, environmental, technological, political, legal, financial, and voluntary areas of organizational responsibility. A practical approach to recognizing, avoiding, understanding, and resolving ethical problems confronting individuals in a business environment is discussed.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 236 - Technology in Business

Technology in Business is an overview of concepts in personal computer system fundamentals as well as system and productivity software. Students will learn how to use an operating system, internet & mobile applications and related technology applications. BA 145 is strongly recommended prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 241 - Introduction to Project Management

This course provides students with an overview of the essentials of project management and the project management life cycle. Students gain an understanding of the techniques, practices, and new directions for project management. In addition, they gain practical experience with approaches to achieving successful project performance and learn career options in the field.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 245 - Records & Information Management

This course is an introduction to the principles of records and information management. Students will learn how to establish a records management program, plan the retention and disposition of records, manage active and inactive records, and plan for records safety and security.
Course Fee: $35 (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 247 - Advanced Computer Applications in Business

This course is designed for students to apply advanced software skills in a Windows environment. Students will use, analyze, and synthesize data to solve a real-world business problem by developing enhanced and integrated business documents such as a report, spreadsheet, or presentation. Students will complete integrated office projects.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 248 - Contemporary Office Procedures

This course addresses the duties, skills, and personal/professional qualities needed by office employees including the office environment, leadership development; career development; 21st century communication needs; negotiating the workplace; and human relations skills.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 254 - Introduction to Statistics with Applied Models

This course is an introduction to the statistical concepts of organizing, analyzing, and interpreting data. Topics include descriptive statistics, probabilities, probability distributions, sampling, interval estimation, tests of hypotheses, one way analysis of variance, correlation and regression. Applied business data sets and case studies related to operational concepts are leveraged.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 256 - Principles of Accounting I

This course is a study of the principles of financial accounting. This course includes asset, liability, and stockholders\' equity classifications, the accounting cycle for service businesses and merchandisers, accounting information systems, internal controls, control of cash, accounts and notes receivable, inventory, plant assets and depreciation, payroll, current and long term liabilities, including bonds payable.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 257 - Principles of Accounting II

This course is a study of accounting for equity of corporate organizations, irregular income statement items and prior period adjustments, short and long-term investments, cash flow analysis, cost accounting, standard costs, budgeting, managerial accounting decision analysis, and cost-volume-profit analysis. It is strongly recommended that students have successfully completed BA 256 with a grade of C (not C-) before enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 258 - Fundamentals of Office Administration Capstone

This is the Capstone course for the Office Administration program. This course integrates concepts learned in the Office Administration program. Students use the knowledge in technology, business concepts, and soft skills they learned in prior courses to develop a final project. Students should take this course in their final semester of the Office Administration program. Students should contact the Business Department to enroll in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 260 - Computerized Accounting II

Students learn to use a computerized accounting system in this advanced computerized accounting course. Employing a popular software package used in many small to medium businesses; students will cover such topics as journal entries, general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable payroll, inventory, job costing, and adjusting and closing entries. This is a hands-on course taught in a computer classroom.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 262 - Cost Accounting

This course covers cost systems and cost accumulation methods including job order and process cost principles and practices. Planning and control of materials, labor, and factory overhead and standard cost system with variance analysis are also covered.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 264 - Intermediate Accounting

This course is a study of financial reporting concepts and processes. The course includes financial statement preparation and the accounting theory by which it is governed. It also includes accounting of balance sheet items: cash, marketable securities, receivable, inventory valuation procedures; plant asset acquisitions, depreciation, and retirement.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 268 - Tax Accounting

This is an introductory course in income taxation and tax preparation for accounting majors and other business students. Emphasis will be placed on tax issues, return preparation for individuals and ethical considerations for tax preparers. Primary focus is on the development of working familiarity with tax forms, documentation, solution of tax problems affecting individuals, and preparation for the IRS tax return preparers\' exam. Completing BA 257 is highly recommended before taking this class.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 270 - Marketing

This course introduces the student to the exciting world of marketing and the marketing process. The role and nature of marketing as a mechanism for creating new customers, products, and services are presented. This course will introduce important concepts in marketing and help the student see the marketing process through the eyes of the marketing professional. Students will learn how to develop winning marketing strategies and to exceed customer expectations. Students will learn to develop product, price, promotion, and distribution channel strategies. This course includes consumer buying behavior, product concepts, international and service marketing, ethics, and the future of marketing. Students without business experience should first complete BA 103.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 272 - Marketing Problems

This course provides the student with a variety of case problems and marketing situations varied in content and mode of presentation. Cases deal with all sizes of companies, multinational to small proprietorship products and services; profit and nonprofit organizations. Participants design and execute a marketing research project as integral part of their classroom responsibility.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 276 - Business Innovation

This course introduces the student to business innovation and the innovation process. Students learn about the exciting world of innovators, inventors, and idea people who are creating new products, services, and processes. Innovators are the key driving force impacting economic development in the world. The role and nature of business innovation is to help take creative ideas and inventions to the next level of business implementation and application, in other words, real-market solutions. Business innovation is the process of commercializing ideas and inventions.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 282 - Organizational Behavior

This course is a survey of factors affecting human behavior within organizations. Students will learn both theory and practical methods to understand, analyze, and influence individual, group, and organizational behavior. Topics include motivation, group dynamics, decision making, conflict and negotiation, leadership, power, ethics, and organizational culture.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 283 - Business Management

This course introduces the student to the exciting world of management and the management process from both a historical and a research perspective. Management which is the art of getting things done through people. More formally, management is the pursuit of organizational goals efficiently, and effectively by integrating the work of people through planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the organization\'s resources.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 284 - Human Resources Management

This course introduces human resources and personnel functions including planning, employment and recruiting, compensation systems, training and development, labor and employee relations, safety and health, benefits and services. The responsibilities of the human resources function and the line person\'s expectations and working relationship with this unit of the organization are studied.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 286 - Small Business Management

This course emphasizes the managerial considerations involved in establishing a small business and the challenges confronting the entrepreneur. Students will be able to identify entrepreneurial and managerial skills needed to become a successful business manager and/or business owner.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)

 

BA 288 - Introduction to International Business

In this course students examine international business from a global perspective. The relationship between business and government is addressed by reviewing business and policy concerns. Students learn relevant theoretical and practical insights so that the real world international business is better understood. It is recommended that students take BA 103 or equivalent prior to enrolling in this course.
Course Fee: None (Tuition Rates & Fees)