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School of Business & Public Administration

SBPA Course Descriptions

  • BA409 Special Studies in Accounting
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: As Required
    This course provides students with the opportunity to study, in depth, a particular area in Accounting and Auditing. Prerequisites: BA301, BA305, BA307, and BA403 with a C grade or better in all 4 courses.
  • BA410 Managerial Economics
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    This course covers phases of business economics most useful to managers of organizations: defining goals, measuring and forecasting demand, costs, and competition. Prerequisite: BA310 with a C grade or better.
  • BA420 International Corporate Finance
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    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. Prerequisite: BA320 with a C grade or better.
  • BA421 Investments and Real Estate
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    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 Organizational Behavior
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall / Spring
    This course examines psychological aspects of management; analysis of behavior patterns in organizational relationships; integration of individuals and groups into effective, efficient- organizational structures. Prerequisites: BA240, SO101 or PY101.
  • BA441 Operations and Project Management
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    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 with a C grade or better.
  • BA443 Compensation, Benefits, and Performance Evaluation
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring
    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: BA241 with a C grade or better or consent of instructor.
  • BA444 Staffing and Employee Development
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Fall
    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: BA241 with a C grade or better or consent of instructor.
  • BA450 Tourism Research and Market Development
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring / 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. Prerequisites: BA260 and BA350 with a C grade or better in all 2 courses.
  • BA450 Tourism Research and Market Development
    Credits: 3.0 , Offered: Spring / 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. Prerequisites: BA260 and BA350 with a C grade or better in all 2 courses.

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