The college catalog is a very important document given to you by the University administration. It is the document that sets forth the academic requirements the student has to meet in order to garner a degree in the institution. You are given a catalog dated on the year you enter the university, and it governs your whole academic progress. It is essential to read and understand it, and to keep a copy handy for reference and for your records.
You can also view or download Undergraduate Catalogs from past years in the sidebar or search an online list of course descriptions below.
This course is a software and web-based program that offers students the opportunity to develop a financial career plan for their personal and professional use. Elements of financial planning are presented and include: career aspects of financial planning; financial goals and objectives; personal financial statements and budget; cash and credit management; personal tax planning; housing, insurance and investment decisions; and retirement.
This is an advanced course in the study of the elements of financial management in a business organization. Topics include financial forecasting, break-even analysis, capital budgeting, investment banking, capital financing and international finance. Prerequisite: BA320 with a C grade or better.
This course provides foundation concepts of information technology and data networks as a basic business infrastructure. It addresses the emerging roles of technology and communication networks in business operations. The course surveys popular and anticipated technology adopted by businesses, examines the strength and weakness of these technologies, and evaluates the cost and productivity implications of the deployment of technology. The course also addresses managerial and organizational issues surrounding the selection and implementation of technology, including the broad spectrum of telecommunication services.
This course features the theory, design, programming, and implementation of database management system. The emphasis is on microcomputer-based database. Prerequisite: BA330 with a C grade or better,
This is a survey of information system topics from the managerial viewpoint. Major topics are an overview of MIS, systems analysis and design, database management, data communication, decision support systems and expert systems. Prerequisites: BA240 and BA330 with a C grade or better in all 2 courses.
This course covers the fundamental concepts and tools needed to understand the emerging role of business analytics in organizations. It discusses the application of basic business analytics tools in a spreadsheet environment, and how to effectively use and interpret analytic models and results for making better business decisions. Prerequisites: BA210.
Provides an overview of why small businesses fail and how to reduce this risk. Major functional areas of business will be covered through the use of case studies including the areas of: Finance, human resources, operations management, distribution channels, marketing, IT, and laws and government regulations. Prerequisite: BA240, BA242 with a C grade or better in all 2 courses.
This business and public administration management course examines employee management issues, practices and environmental forces that all managers, especially human resource (HR) managers, need in the workplace when managing diverse workforces. Focus will be on work environment practices, issues and applications including required record keeping and compliance activities. This course will help prepare students for eventual professional human resource management certification in these areas. Prerequisite: BA241 with a C grade or better or Instructor’s consent.
This course examines the organization and characteristics of hotels and how they are effectively managed by applying the four management functions of planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Case studies of successful general managers are examined from the perspective of their duties, responsibilities, challenges, rewards, and lifestyles. Prerequisite: BA240 with a C grade or better.