BA Undergraduate Courses
BA110 (3)PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS F/SP
This course introduces the principles, terminology and fundamental concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics. It is a foundation for understanding the scope and methods of the economic perspective applied to issues faced by modern capitalist societies. Topics include the role of the role of economics in society, the structure of economic activity, the behavior of firms and households in a market economy, the role of government and institutions of public policy in the United States. Relevant examples from Guam, Micronesia and the Pacific Rim will be explored
BA130 (3) INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER OPERATIONS F/SP
This course introduces the student to basic terminology regarding the use of computers in management settings. MA085-II Placement.
BA150 (3) INTRODUCTION TO HOPITALITY SP
This course discusses the fundamentals of the hospitality industry by providing an overview of the various departments of a hotel. It also discusses the positions and career paths available to students interested in a career in the hospitality industry.
BA200 (3) PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING F/SP
The first semester covers basic accounting principles of financial accounting and techniques within a framework of sound modern theory. Prerequisite: BA130, MA110 or MA161a/b or MA165 with a C grade or better.
BA201 (3) PRINCIPLES OF MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING F/SP
This course covers fundamental accounting principles for partnerships and corporations; introduction to management accounting and cost accounting practice work is included to meet current trends in technology. Prerequisite: BA200 with a C grade or better.
BA210 (3) BASIC STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS F/SP
This course is an introduction to the modern theory and methodology of statistics as applied to business and economics. It emphasizes the fundamentals of statistics and the use of software for statistical analysis. The course is the first in a series of two required BBA Foundation courses, the second being BA310 Applied Statistics for Business Decisions. Prerequisite: BA110, BA130, MA110 or MA165 with a C grade or better.
BA230 (3) DATA PROCESSING AND DATA ADMINISTRATION F Odd Years
This course develops skills in the areas of word processing, spreadsheets, and database management. Prerequisite: BA130 and MA110 or MA161a/b or MA165 with a C grade or better.
BA240 (3) MANAGEMENT OF ORGANIZATIONS F/SP
This course is the study of the nature of business organizations and the functions of the manager within the organization. It also introduces theories and concepts underlying domestic and global management. Students are introduced to case analysis as a method for analyzing business and management issues.
BA241 (3) HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT F/SP
This course covers the principles and techniques employed in the management of international human resources. Key areas such as employee selection, training, development, and performance appraisal are introduced. Approaches to gender, cultural, and ethnic diversity are stressed throughout the course. Students will develop a basic understanding of differences between HR functions in public and private sector systems. Prerequisite: placement in EN111 and MA110 or MA161a/b or MA165 with a C grade or better.
BA242 (3) INTRODUCTION TO F/SP ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION
Provides an overview of the principles, theories, and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation and how to take ideas and turn them into a viable business enterprise. Emphases will be placed on the student understanding of how past entrepreneurs have used innovation methods to launch entrepreneurial ventures; and the basic foundations and terminology of entrepreneurship. Prerequisite: BA110, BA240 or concurrent.
BA251 (3) GUAM'S TOURISM PRODUCT SP /Even Years
This course is an inventory of the visitor industry on Guam that focuses on the island's attractions and its identity as a distinct tourist destination, as well as the public and private organizations that are associated with tourism and individual companies operating within the major tourism sectors. Guam's tourism policy, planning, and development are also examined from the perspective of its various stakeholders.
BA252 (3) INTERNATIONAL TOURISM F/SP
This course examines the dynamics of international tourism from various management perspectives. Special emphasis is placed on the market characteristics and distribution channels of inbound-outbound tourism affecting the Pacific Rim. Prerequisite: BA240 or MG351
BA260 (3) FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING F/SP
This course covers the principles, practices, and concepts involved in the performance of business activities, which direct the transfer of goods and the acquisition of services from producer to consumer or user. Included are the study of marketing functions and institutions; activities having to do with effecting change in ownership and possession of goods and services; and the study of applied economics relating to the creation of time, place and possession utility.
BA300 (3) INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING I F/SP
Intermediate accounting provides technical knowledge in regard to the application of conceptual accounting knowledge to specific practice circumstances and the understanding of a wide scope and range of accounting topics. Prerequisite: BA201 with a C grade or better.
BA301 (3) INTERMEDIATE ACCOUNTING II F/SP
Provides technical knowledge in regard to the application of conceptual accounting knowledge to specific practice circumstances and the understanding of a wide scope and range of accounting topics. Prerequisite: BA300 with a C grade or better.
BA303 (3) GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING FOR NON-ACCOUNTING MAJORS F/SP
This course is an introduction to the theory and procedure of general accounting practices of the non-profit segment of the economy. The semester covers the application of accounting information in planning and control for non-profit organizations.
BA304 (3) INCOME TAXATION F/SP
This course covers federal income taxation that pertains to individuals, corporations, partnerships, and estates and trusts. Particular emphasis is given to areas of gross income, deductions and credits. Prerequisite: BA201 with a C grade or better.
BA305 (3) COST AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING F/SP
This is a study of the fundamental managerial and cost accounting concepts and their application to the planning and control of the firm. Topics include cost accounting, budgeting, cost allocation, capital budgeting, and introduction to modern concepts like ABC, JIT and cost of quality. Prerequitsite: BA201 with a C grade or better.
BA306 (3) ADVANCED COST AND MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING SP
This is a study of advanced topics in managerial and cost accounting. The course includes research on the application of managerial and cost accounting in the modern manufacturing environment. Prerequisite: BA205 with a C grade or better.
BA307 (3) INTERNATIONAL ACCOUNTING F/SP
This course is designed to provide an understanding of international accounting issues to students who will be involved in international business as business and capital markets become more global. Prerequisite: BA301 with a C grade or better.
BA310 (3) APPLIED STATISTICS FOR BUSINESS DECISION F/SP
This course provides advanced concepts in the modern theory and methodology of statistics as applied to business and economics. It builds upon fundamental statistics and the use of spreadsheet software, emphasizing their application to business decisions-making and problem solving. The course is the second in a series of two required BBA Foundation courses, the first being BA210 Basic Statistics for Business and Economics. Prerequisite: BA210 and BA240 with a C grader or beter in both courses.
BA311 (3) INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY F
This course offers an in-depth discussion of Keynesian- NeoKeynesian-Neoclassical models of aggregate economic activity and the use of these models to shed light on such public policy questions as unemployment, inflation, taxation, poverty, trade, growth, money and interest rates. Prerequisite: BA210 with a C grade or better.
BA312 (3) INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC THEORY SP
This course offers an in-depth discussion of models relating to consumer behavior, market demand and price theory, the theory of the firm, and the impact of different market structures for outputs and inputs. Time permitting, the subjects of choice under uncertainty, welfare economics and general equilibrium theory are covered. Prerequisite: BA210 with a C grade or better.
BA320 (3) BASIC BUSINESS FINANCE F/SP
This course covers the finance function in business; procurement and utilization of funds; costs and problems associated with acquiring funds; forecasting profits gained through their use; and the organization necessary to carry out the finance function in business. Prerequisite: BA201 and BA210 with a C grade or better.
BA321 (3) MONEY AND BANKING F
This is the study of money, credit, and money markets; the structure and origins of the commercial banking and Federal Reserve systems; and the application of monetary and fiscal policy within the American economy. Prerequisite: BA110 with a C grade or better.
BA322 (3) PERSONAL FINANCIAL PLANNING F
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.
BA323 (3) CORPORATE FINANCE F
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
BA330 (3) INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND NETWORKS FOR BUSINESS F/SP
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. Prerequiste: BA130 with a C grade or better.
BA332 (3) MULTIMEDIA DATABASE SYSTEM SP/Even Years
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.
BA333 (3) MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS F/SP
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. Prerequisite: BA210, BA240, BA330 with a C grade or better in all 3 courses.
BA341 (3) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT SP
This course consists of readings and analysis of social, economic, political, legal, and technological forces with which business organizations must contend. The course focuses on East Asia.
BA342 (3) ENTREPRENEURSHIP: ISSUES AND SP SOLUTIONS IN BUSINESS START-UPS
Provides and 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 both courses.
BA345 (3) MANAGING THE EMPLOYEE & WORK ENVIRONMENT F/SP
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 or instructor's consent.
BA350 (3) HOTEL MANAGEMENT SP
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 (MG351)
BA352 (3) FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT SP/Odd Years
This course examines the principles of food and beverage management as a profit center in hotels. Components include the management of food production, restaurants and bars, banquets and catering, and room service. Prerequisite: BA240 (BA351)
BA361 (3) CONSUMER BEHAVIOR F
This is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of consumers and decision-making units for the purpose of systematically defining and selecting the organization’s target market(s). The emphasis is on understanding behavioral science concepts, theories, and research findings with managerial applications. Prerequisite: BA260
BA363 (3) ADVERTISING AND SALES PROMOTION SP
This course covers basic concepts and functions of advertising and sales promotion; personal selling; point-of-sale promotion; consumer motivation; problems in utilizing and measuring effectiveness of advertising and sales promotion techniques. Prerequisite: BA260 with a C grade or better.
BA380 (3) E-BUSINESS SP
This course examines the use of the Internet and electronic technology in business operations. The focus is on the emerging paradigm shift in business that has been effected by e-business models and their implications for conducting business, including the marketing of products and services via the Internet. Prerequisite: BA260 and BA330 co-requisite.
BA400 (3) ADVANCED ACCOUNTING F/SP This course covers accounting principles and procedures peculiar to specialized areas such as partnerships, combinations,consolidations, foreign transactions and operations, and securities exchange commission reporting. Prerequisite: BA301 with a C grade or better.
BA401 (3) GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING F/SP
This course covers state and local accounting, non-profit accounting, accounting for grant monies, and federal accounting. Government accounting is different from commercial accounting, as this course will provide the student with a working knowledge of all echelons of governmental accounting within the United States. Prerequisite: BA301 with a C grade or better.
BA402 (3) ACCOUNTING SYSTEMS F/SP
This course offers an analysis of theoretical models illustrating structure design and installation of specific accounting systems with emphasis on computer applications. Prerequisite: BA301, BA305, and BA330 with a C grade or better in all 3 courses.
BA403 (3) AUDITING F/SP
This is an introduction to auditing theory and the techniques used in examination and verification of financial statements. Prequisite: BA402 with a C grade or better.
BA404 (3) ADVANCED INCOME TAXATION F
This course covers advance Federal Income Taxation with emphasis on research in the application of tax rules and regulations that pertain individuals, corporations, partnership, and estate and trusts. Prerequisite: BA304 with a C grade.
BA405 (3) ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP F/SP
The course prepares students for entering the accounting world by providing them with practical experience with an accounting firm or department. The course is designed for upper division students, preferably seniors, who have demonstrated proficiency in the foundation coursework required of all accounting majors. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor required to enroll and/or withdraw.
BA406 (3) ETHICS FOR THE ACCOUNTANT F/SP
This course is designed to provide accounting professionals and intensive treatment of post-Sarbanes-Oxley ethics (also post Enron-WorldCom era). Prerequisite: graduating senior. Instructor's consent required.
BA408 (3) AUDITING II As Required This course is designed to provide accounting majors a hands-on experience in the use of techniques for the planning and conduct of audits of financial statements. Prerequisite: BA403 and instructor's required.
BA409 (3) SPECIAL STUDIES IN ACCOUNTING As Required
This course provides students with the opportunity to study, in depth, a particular area in Accounting and Auditing. Prequisite: BA301, BA305, BA307 and BA403.
BA410 (3) MANAGERIAL ECONOMICS F
This course covers phases of business economics most useful to managers of organizations: defining goals, measuring and forecasting demand, costs, and competition. Prequisite: BA410 with a C grade or better.
BA420 (3) INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE FINANCE SP
This course examines the problems, techniques, and policies of financial decision-making in an enterprise operating in the international business environment. Class discussion includes the nature and purpose of international business, balance of payments, foreign exchange risk, currency markets, and managing three types of international monetary risk, direct investment decisions and the international debt crisis. Prequisite: BA320 with a C grade or better.
BA421 (3) INVESTMENTS AND REAL ESTATE SP
This is an introductory course in the techniques of investing in the capital markets. A variety of investment vehicles are introduced, including: stocks, bonds, convertibles, warrants, stock options, mutual funds, precious metals, and real estate. Prerequisite: BA320 with a C grade or better.
BA440 (3) ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR F/SP
This course examines psychological aspects of management; analysis of behavior patterns in organizational relationships; integration of individuals and groups into effective, efficient organizational structures. Prerequisite: BA240 (MG351), SO101, or PY101 with a C grade or better.
BA441 (3) OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT SP
This is a survey course. The objective of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of those managerial concepts and quantitative tools required in the design, operations, and control of an operation system in any type of an organization. Special emphasis is placed on process management and continuous improvement. Prerequisite: BA210 (EC240)
BA443 (3) COMPENSATION, BENEFITS AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SP
This business and public administration management course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the design and implementation of effective compensation, benefits and performance evaluation programs. This course will help prepare students for eventual professional human resource management certification in these areas. Prerequisite: BA240 (MG351) or instructor's consent.
BA444 (3) STAFFING AND EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT F
This business and public administration management course provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge about recruitment, selections, staffing and employee development. This course will help prepare students for eventual professional human resource management certification in these areas. Prerequisite: BA240 (MG351) or instructor's consent.
BA446 (3) ENTREPRENEURSHIP: NEW VENTURE CREATION SP
Provides an opportunity to develop a business plan through the application of the principles, theories and practices learned in the previous entrepreneurship courses. Emphasis will be placed on the practicability of the plan and the ability to present the concept as a viable and profitable business venture. Prerequisite: BA242, BA342 with a C grade or better in both courses.
BA450 (3) TOURISM RESEARCH AND MARKET DEVELOPMENT SP/Odd Years
This course examines the innovative and dynamic environment of international tourism marketing. It discusses the nuances of tourism products and services that require the development of distinctive marketing approaches and strategies. It reviews the various techniques utilized to conduct tourism research and the analysis and application of their findings in order to formulate effective marketing plans and remain competitive in the international market place. The Internet will be utilized as a database for market research and as tool for market penetration. Prerequisite: BA260 (MK262) + BA350 (IT330)
BA451 (3) TOURISM/HOTEL INTERNSHIP F/SP
This is a trainee, residency, or intern program in which the student works in a technical or professional area under the supervision of an expert in the field.
BA453 (3) TOURISM POLICY, PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT F
This course examines the numerous issues that a community must consider in establishing and guiding a successful tourism industry. Among the topics are selecting the type of tourism that is most appropriate for a community, the identification and utilization of necessary resources, and the regulation of tourism. Prequisite: BA240 (MG351)
BA460 (3) INTERNATIONAL MARKETING F
The course covers the principles, practices, and concepts of marketing involved in exporting and importing. Included are studies of tariffs, embargoes, cartels, exchange rates, foreign markets, foreign investments, the role of foreign aid, and related legislation. Prerequisite: BA260 with a C grade or better.
BA461 (3) MARKETING CHANNEL MANAGEMENT F
This course addresses the principles, functions and analysis of problems in retailing; location and layout; and merchandise planning, buying and selling, organization, expense analysis and control. Prerequisite: BA260 with a C grade or better.
BA462 (3) MARKETING RESEARCH F
This course covers the principles, procedures, and concepts involved in gathering, recording, and analyzing facts about problems relating to the sale and transfer of goods and services from producer to consumer. Included are studies of relation preparation of commodities for sale, physical distribution, wholesale and retail merchandising, and financial problems. Prerequisite: BA260, BA310 with a C grade or better in both courses.
BA463 (3) MARKETING MANAGEMENT SP
This course builds on the concepts and theories covered in the introductory, Marketing subjects, as well as those learned in subsequent Marketing course work. As a capstone marketing major course, this course focuses on strategic marketing analysis and planning at both the corporate and SBU levels. Prerequisite: BA260- Senior level status.
BA480 (3) BUSINESS STRATEGY AND POLICY F/SP
This course is the capstone of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree program, integrating concepts and skills learned in the BBA Foundation and BBA Concentration. Strategic business problems are examined from executive management and firm perspectives. Prerequisite: Graduating Senior.
BA481 (3) PRACTICAL APPLICATION IN SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT F/SP
This course provides instruction and experience in small business. It addresses both Entrepreneurship and the management of small business operations. The course also has a practical orientation. Students intern for 80 hours with the Guam Small Business Development Center (SBDC), assisting small businesses as defined by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Prerequisite: BA260- Senior Status
BA482 (3) BUSINESS/RESEARCH INTERNSHIP F/SP
This course is a 120-hour business internship with a business firm or government organization, or a 120-hour research internship with a SBPA faculty member. The business internship is designed for those who intend to pursue business careers. The research internship is designed for students whointend to pursue graduate work. Internships are offered selectively to students who have demonstrated superior prerequisites). Students gain practical and applied experience by working on a project in a technical or professional area under the direct supervision of a practicing manager or faculty member. Selection of the organization sponsoring the business internship is a joint process involving the student, SBPA Internship Coordinator and representatives from interested firms. A research internship is a joint process involving the student, SBPA Internship Coordinator and a SBPA faculty member. The course may be repeated once. Prerequisite: (see prerequisites)
BA491 (3) SEMINAR IN MARKETING F/SP
The Seminar provides the opportunity for study and discussion of significant topics and problems in the field of marketing. Prerequisite: BA210, BA260 with a C grade or better in both courses.