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School of Business & Public Administration

SBPA Course Descriptions

  • BA330 Information Technology and Networks for Business
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    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.
  • BA332 Multimedia Database Systems
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring / 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 Management Information Systems
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    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.
  • BA334 Business Analytics
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring / Even Years
    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.
  • BA341 International Business Environment
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    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 Entrepreneurship: Issues and Solutions in Business Start - Ups
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    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.
  • BA345 Managing the Employee and Work Environment
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    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.
  • BA350 Hotel Management
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    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.
  • BA352 Food and Beverage Management
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring / 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.
  • BA361 Consumer Behavior
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Odd Years
    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 with a C grade or better.