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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (BSAD 52.02)

BSAD 101. Introduction to American Business. 3-3-0. A survey of American business including the types of business organization and career fields. Not open to Juniors and Seniors in College of Business Administration. (52.0101)

BSAD 200. Supervision. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. An investigation of the tasks and responsibilities faced by the first line supervisor. Cannot be applied toward a Bachelor degree in the College of Business Administration. (52.0204)

BSAD 201. Management of Small Business. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Problems related to small business firms in general management and the functional areas of personnel, finance, production, control, marketing and organization. Cannot be applied toward a Bachelor degree in the College of Business Administration. (52.0701)

BSAD 202. Personal Finance. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Survey course that covers the following areas: budgeting, personal credit management, taxes, insurance, investment planning, and estate planning. Not open to Juniors or Seniors in the College of Business Administration. (52.0804)

BSAD 221. Legal Environment of Business. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Relationships among legal, political, and business environments; sources of law and their effects on business decisions; constitutional, administrative, and civil procedure; employment, environmental, and consumer law; social, ethical, and international facets of the legal environment. (52.0101)

BSAD 295. Seminar for International Students. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. A course to acquaint international students with the American business, political and social environments. It is not open to American students. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (52.0101)

BSAD 310. Business Communications. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in ENGL 102 and completion of  54 hours of  coursework. Fundamental business communication theory, business letters, and reports. (52.0501)

BSAD 320. Study Abroad. 6-6-6. Prerequisite:  Completion of  54 hours of  coursework and permission of Study Abroad Program Coordinator. Intensive study of business and culture in a foreign country. Requires travel the the foreign country. (52.0101)

BSAD 324. Commercial Law. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Completion of  54 hours of  coursework. Legal concepts relating to contracts, agency, sales of goods, commercial paper, bankruptcy, security interests, partnerships and corporations; application of the Uniform Commercial Code. (52.0101)

BSAD 490.  Strategically Managing Organizations. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Completion of BSAD 310 or ENGL 310; FINC 302; MNGT 301; and MKTG 300. Must be taken in last 18 hours of coursework. Open to business majors only. Capstone course integrating management and business functions in a problem-solving environment. Top management point of view is stressed. Long range commitments of capital and human resources and how such decisions are made. (52.0201)

BSAD 501. Quantitative Business Analysis & Decision Support. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: QBA 282 or equivalent. Foundations of statistical methods for business analysis and decision making. Special topics covered include data collection; types of data; graphical analysis; descriptive statistics; frequency distributions; random variables; probability distributions; sampling distributions; estimation; hypothesis testing; correlation; linear regression; forecasting. (52.1302)

BSAD 505. Directed Study in Business. 3-3-0. Directed study in an area of business under the direction of a graduate faculty member. Credit toward graduation will not be given for both BSAD 505 and BSAD 596. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (52.0101)

BSAD 507. Leadership, Ethics & Accountability. 3-3-0. Examines leadership as the integrating force in the functional areas of a business enterprise.   Key areas of study are (a) developing organizational goals and strategic plans, and (b) guiding, developing and motivating the people within the organization.   Contemporary leadership studies blend strategic thinking and psychological/behavioral aspects to achieve organizational goals within ethical frameworks. (52-0299)

BSAD 520. Special Topics in Business. 3-3-0. In-depth treatment of special topics in the business disciplines. Content of the course varies with each offering. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (52-0201)

BSAD 525. Managing Strategic Resources for Competitive Advantage. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: ECON 500, MKTG 501, MNGT 502 and FINC 515. Formulation and implementation of effective organizational strategy in the pursuit of a competitive advantage.   The nature of strategy and its relationship with firm performance are stressed.   Content topics include the importance of strategic direction, analyses of internal and external environments, business and corporate-level strategies, and strategy implementation.   A case approach involving the integration of current concepts in all business disciplines. (52.0201)

BSAD 596. Master’s Thesis Research. 6-0-12. Enrollment permitted only following formal committee approval of thesis prospectus. S or U will be assigned upon completion of thesis. (52.0101)

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