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BA 101: Introduction to Business

3 cr.

This course provides an introduction to the important issues and problems encountered in the establishment and operation of a business (particularly small businesses). The subject material will be presented from the perspective of applying biblical principles and stewardship in the business world.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF10:00–10:50LEC B
2MWF9:00–9:50AL111

BA 109: Business Software

3 cr.

In-depth work with spreadsheet and project management software programs. Hands-on experience dealing with practical business applications and analysis.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF9:00–9:50AL219
2MWF1:00–1:50AL221

BA 210: Global Business

3 cr.

An examination of the components of the global environment which a manager must face. These components include the effects of socioeconomic and financial differences, the disparity of environmental and infrastructure conditions, and the importance of variations. Also addressed are cultural attitudes toward labor and competition.

This course is not offered this academic year.

BA 215: Introduction to Human Resources Management

3 cr.

Introduction to the various functions of the Human Resources field. Topics include needs assessment, policies and procedures, benefits, legal issues, consulting, training, safety and performance appraisals.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF1:00–1:50AL308
2MWF3:00–3:50AL201

BA 220: Home-Based Business Strategies

3 cr.

An introductory course that focuses on home-based business opportunities, business planning, startup procedures, office setup, legal issues, marketing strategies and record keeping. Includes study of the rewards and challenges of running a home-based business or telecommuting from home.

Sec Days Time Room
2MWF2:00–2:50AL307

BA 301: Legal Environment & Ethics of Business

3 cr.

Background of the American legal system and its Constitutional foundation; public crimes and private torts, contract law, the uniform Commercial code; negotiable instruments; debtor-creditor relationship, ethical systems underlying government and business behaviors; business organizational forms; government regulation of business; property law; and Cyberlaw. Business ethics examined for all subjects treated.

Prerequisites: BA 101 or Ac 203 Prerequisite.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH8:00–9:15AL201
2TTH9:35–10:50AL201

BA 303: Principles of Management

3 cr.

An introduction to the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling, and their application to the changing world of business. Particular emphasis is placed on process-centered operations and continuous quality management, toward a goal of total business effectiveness.

Prerequisites: BA 101 or Ac 203 Prerequisite.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF8:00–8:50AL306

BA 311: Compensation & Benefits

3 cr.

Emphasis on both new and established approaches to employee compensation and benefits. Views compensation from a strategic perspective to help organizations achieve and maintain competitive advantage. Topics include job analysis and evaluation, design of pay levels and structures, different types of pay plans, and the role and scope of employee benefits.

Prerequisite: BA 215.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH12:35–1:50AL220

BA 325: Managerial & Interpersonal Behavior

3 cr.

A study of the supervisory aspects of the administrative environment with an emphasis on leadership, problem solving, team building, communication, process and quality management, and personnel management.

Prerequisite: BA 215.

No sections offered in the fall semester…

BA 330: Supply Chain Management

3 cr.

An introduction to the management of the flow of goods and services in organizations. Specifically examined will be customer service, logistics information systems, inventory and materials management, transportation, warehousing and distribution, material handling and packaging, procurement, supply chain management and e-commerce.

Prerequisites: BA 101 or Ac 203 Prerequisite.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH8:00–9:15AL304

BA 404: Business Statistics

3 cr.

A computer-based statistics course with a business emphasis on application and decision making. Topics include sampling theory, hypothesis testing, regression and statistical process control.

Prerequisite: Ac 204.

Sec Days Time Room
1MWF2:00–2:50AL219
2MWF3:00–3:50AL219

BA 406: Entrepreneurship

3 cr.

The course focuses on how to take an idea for a small business and develop a business plan. Topics include the role of small business in the economy; industry, target market and competitive analysis; application of funds; and development of supporting data.

Prerequisite: Ac 204.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH9:30–10:45AL116

BA 409: Training Methods

3 cr.

Overview of training methodologies in the business environment. Includes field trips, observations, demonstrations, development of materials, and supervised in-class training.

Prerequisite: BA 215.

This course is not offered this academic year.

BA 415: Employment Selection & Placement

3 cr.

An in-depth study of interview techniques, employee recruitment, and selection and retention, with a basis in current laws and regulations.

This course is not offered this academic year.

BA 418: Management Policies

3 cr.

A study of comprehensive case studies, readings, and industry simulations for implementing strategic plans, as well as internal and external analysis of operations with attention to effective competitive strategies for firms under domestic and global uncertainty.

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Sec Days Time Room
1TTH2:00–3:15AL308

BA 430: Human Resources Measurement & Metrics

3 cr.

A study of various methods of acquiring and analyzing organizational data essential to making strategic HR decisions. Topics include popular software platforms, data collection, and data analysis to support the development of practical business solutions.

Prerequisite: BA 404.

This course is not offered this academic year.

BA 452: Business Internship

3 cr.

A part-time professional work experience of 120 hours. General readings and reports on internships. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Prerequisites: permission of division chair.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

BA 453: Advanced Business Internship

3 cr.

A part-time professional work experience of 120 hours. Industry specific readings, reports and interviews. Not applicable toward a major or minor.

Prerequisites: BA 452, permission of division chair.

Sec Days Time Room
1TBATBATBA

BA 470: Managing Risks & Global Pressures

3 cr.

A study of the complex problems facing both small and large human resource departments. Topics include unionization and the increasing global pressure associated with finding and maintaining adequate human resources

This course is not offered this academic year.