Business Administration (B A)

B A 2310. Introduction to Business in a Global Environment.

The course introduces the modern business enterprise with an emphasis on the interdependence of the business functions in a global environment. Topics include the cross border impacts of culture, politics, and law on trade, investment, marketing, management, and accounting and financial systems. Restricted to BBA students.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 4300. Independent Study in Global Business.

This study abroad course introduces students to the international business environment. Topics include cultural, political, social, and economic factors affecting international business, and the regulatory and ethical environment of global businesses.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 4312. International Business Internship.

Integration of professional and academic experience through internship in an international business related activity with an external employer. Prerequisites: International Business Minors only, junior or senior classification, enrollment subject to availablilty and approval.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 4315. International Trade Operations.

This course examines the basics of international trade operations, focusing on the procedures, documentation, and regulation pertaining to export and import operations from the prespectives of exporters, importers, and various intermediaries. Prerequisites: MGT 3375 and MKT 4310 all with a grade of "D" or better.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 5351. Organizational Performance and Competitive Advantage.

This course is designed to provide an integrative understanding of the firm. A variety of organizational models and perspectives will be incorporated to facilitate understanding of the complexities of the firm, its environments, and its relationships with stakeholders. Includes focus on case analysis issues and communication skills. Prerequisite: MBAs only.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 5352. Developing the Financial Perspective of the Firm.

Development of the theoretical basis and presentation of accounting and finance. Topics include understanding the basic elements of financial statements, the use of accounting information in decision making, and the techniques for the acquisition and management of the firm’s financial resources. Prerequisite: B A 5351 or concurrent enrollment.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 5353. Understanding and Analyzing Organizational Problems.

An introduction to the concepts of economic theory and optimization, with an emphasis on developing skills in data and economic analysis to solve business problems. Coverage includes prices, costs, market structures, macroeconomic policies, and optimization. Prerequisite: B A 5351 or concurrent enrollment.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 5368A. MBA Full Time Cohort International Experience.

This course will focus on developing an understanding and analysis of issues related to business challenges in another country. Students will gain first-hand experience with the business practices, culture and economy of another country. Corequisite: MGT 5313.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 5396. Internship in Business Administration.

This course is based on experiential learning while the student works in business administration. Students will integrate both professional and academic experiences through the internship with an external employer. Prerequisite: Specified by the employer with the consent of instructor and associate dean for graduate programs.

3 Credit Hours. 1 Lecture Contact Hour. 20 Lab Contact Hours.
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B A 5398. Independent Study in Business Administration.

This course focuses on individual in-depth research. Students, in consultation with a faculty member, choose a selected area of study in business administration and work independently on a specialized project. Course may be repeated with approval of associate dean for graduate programs. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and Department Chair.

3 Credit Hours. 3 Lecture Contact Hours. 0 Lab Contact Hours.
Course Attribute(s): Exclude from 3-peat Processing
Grade Mode: Standard Letter