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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Business Administration (B A)

B A 100 (GS) Introduction to Business (3) A comprehensive view of the contemporary environment of business.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

B A 100S (GS) Introduction to Business (3) A comprehensive view of the contemporary environment of business.
Effective: Fall 2009
 

B A 195 Cooperative Practicum with Business Offices (3-6) Cooperative practical work with business offices under the supervision of the instructor.
Effective: Summer 1990
 

B A 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2003
 

B A 199 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

B A 241 Legal Environment of Business (2) Examines the legal system's role and impact regarding business transactions, liability issues, and ownership of intellectual property. Students earning credit for B A 241 may not earn credit toward Smeal College baccalaureate degree for B Law 243 and/or B A 243.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

B A 242 Social and Ethical Environment of Business (2) Explores the social and ethical environment of business and ethical decision making in a business context.
Effective: Summer 2003
 

B A 243 Social, Legal, and Ethical Environment of Business (4) Explores the ethical, political, social, legal and regulatory, technological, and demographic diversity environment of business. A student may not receive credit toward graduation for both B LAW 243 and B A 243.
Effective: Fall 1994
 

B A 250 Small Business Management (3) Analysis of problems of the small firm, particularly for the student who wishes to venture into business.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: 3 credits in economics  

B A 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

B A 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

B A 297A Career Planning Strategies (1) This course attempts to determine if the students' personal interests, values, skills and goals are consistent with their chosen career. Activities include, resumes, mock interviews and networking.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

B A 297A Career Planning Strategies (1) This course attempts to determine if the students' personal interests, values, skills and goals are consistent with their chosen career. Activities include, resumes, mock interviews and networking.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

B A 297B Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship (3) This course introduces students of any major to social entrepreneurship principles through a multidisciplinary and integrated learning, research, and outreach experience. The examination of case studies will provide examples of both successful and failed social ventures and stimulate discussion about the challenges and issues related to creating sustainable projects that address local and global problems. Emphasis will also be placed on the leadership and professional development of students through involvmenet in research, project design, implementation, and assessment.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

B A 297C Project Risk and Change Management (1) This last course in the series introduces the student to risk and change management; team responsibilites, conflicts; quality; ethics; and closeout.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

B A 297D Project Initiation and Planning (1) Introduces the student to the project management process; the role of the Project Manager; project communications, and project leadership. It begins the planning process covering topics such as the objectives, scope, and success criteria.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

B A 297E Project Scheduling and Integration (1) This course continues to build upon the lessons learned in "Project Initiation and Planning". Content covers the work between breakdown structure, project schedule, PERT/GANTT/CPM methods, and project integration.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

B A 297F MS Project Overview (1) Companies large and small require project plans developed in MS Project to track the status of their projects. Learn the proper methods for using MS Project 2010. You will learn the #1 and #2 mistakes even seasoned users make. Explore how to build project plans properly for effective project management.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

B A 297I Business Ethics (1) Course designed to give students a set of tools to examine and analyze ethical business decisions and to evaluate their own ethical principles.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

B A 299 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

B A 301 Finance (2) This course provides an overview of finance. The primary focus is on financial decision making in organizations - also known as corporate finance. In addition to corporate finance, the course also covers the two other primary areas of finance: financial markets and institutions, and investments.
Effective: Spring 2011 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, ECON 102, ECON 104;MIS 204 orIST 110;SCM 200 orSTAT 200  

B A 301 Finance (3) An overview of finance for non-business majors. Topics include financial markets and institutions, investments, and financial decision making in organizations.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211;ECON 102 ; 3 credits of 200-level statistics  

B A 302 Supply Chains (2) Introduction to key elements and strategic importance of supply chain networks.
Effective: Spring 2011 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, ECON 102, ECON 104, MIS 204;SCM 200 orSTAT 200  

B A 302 Supply Chains (3) An overview of supply chain management for non-business majors focusing on the strategic importance of source, make and deliver processes.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211;ECON 102 ; 3 credits of 200-level statistics  

B A 303 Marketing (2) Introduction to customer behavior and research, service/product development, pricing and promotion in diverse and international marketing contexts.
Effective: Spring 2011 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, ECON 102, ECON 104;MIS 204 orIST 110;SCM 200 orSTAT 200;B A 241 andB A 242 orB A 243  

B A 303 Marketing (3) An overview of marketing for non-business majors. Topics include customer behavior, service/product development, pricing, and promotion in diverse markets.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: ECON 102  

B A 303H Honors Core Marketing (2) Junior Core Marketing - Honors Section.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, B A 243 orB A 241 andB A 242, ECON 102, ECON 104, ENGL 015, MATH 110 orMATH 140, MIS 204, SCM 200 orSTAT 200  

B A 304 Management and Organization (2) Introduction to key concepts for the design and management of organizations.
Effective: Spring 2011 Ending: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, ECON 102, ECON 104;MIS 204 orIST 110;SCM 200 orSTAT 200  

B A 304 Management and Organization (3) This course provides an overview of management for students not enrolling in a Penn State business program. Topics include differences in organizations, decision making, motivation, team effectiveness, corporate strategy and competitor analysis, and implementation in a global context.
Effective: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: ECON 102  

B A 304H Honors Core Management (2) Junior Core Business Management - Honors Section.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211, B A 243 orB A 241, B A 242, ECON 102, ECON 104, ENGL 015, MATH 110 orMATH 140, MIS 204, SCM 200 orSTAT 200  

B A 321 Contemporary Skills for Business Professionals (3) Emphasizes the development of individual, group, critical thinking, and presentation skills, through the application of modern method and business technology.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211;ECON 102 orECON 104;ENGL 015   Concurrent: SCM 200 or STAT 200 MIS 204

B A 322 Negotiation Skills for Business Professionals (3) Emphasizes the preparation and conduct of business negotiations in a range of situations.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211;ECON 102 orECON 104;ENGL 015   Concurrent: SCM 200 or STAT 200 ; MIS 204

B A 342 Socially Responsible, Sustainable and Ethical Business Practice (3) Course examines actions taken by corporations that impact global citizenship, environmental sustainability, and the economic stability of international societies. It further looks at relationships, rights, and responsibilities between businesses, business decision-makers and their stakeholders.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: MGMT 301, MGMT 301W orB A 304 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:FIN 301 orB A 301;MKTG 301 orB A 303;SCM 301 orB A 302  

B A 364Y (US;IL) International Business and Society (3) Business organizations and the sociocultural environment; current issues; corporate responsibility; international and multinational business environments.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ENGL 202D, MGMT 301  

B A 395 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

B A 395A Practicum in Business Administration (1) Professional and guided work experience in business administration with private or public organizations. May be taken only as an elective.
Effective: Spring 1990
Prerequisite: fifth-semester standing  

B A 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

B A 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

B A 411 Analyzing Business and Industry (3) Prepares students to obtain an enterprise-wide view of business and industry by integrating operational and financial decisions in a team and learning environment.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211;B A 301 orFIN 301;B A 302 orSCM 301;B A 303 orMKTG 301;B A 304 orMGMT 301  

B A 412H Honors Integration and Research (2-3) The integration of the business core into a detailed financial, strategy and market analysis of actual companies selected by student teams.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211;FIN 301 orB A 301;SCM 301 orB A 302;MKTG 301 orB A 303;MGMT 301 orB A 304  

B A 420 Preparation for Career Management (1) This course emphasizes effective career planning by closely examining oneself, the business world, communication styles and strategies.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: B A 321 orB A 322  

B A 421 Project Management (3) Introduction to Project Management covering all phases of a project including proposal development, planning, execution, and closing.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: B A 321 orB A 322  

B A 422W Strategic Business Planning (3) Study of strategic planning and implementation in multi-industry, multi- cultural, and multi-national settings with emphasis on sustaining competitive advantages.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: B A 321;B A 322;B A 421;FIN 301;MGMT 301;MKTG 301;SCM 301  

B A 441 Strategies for Enterprise Sustainability (3) An understanding and analysis of how environmental and sustainability issues are impacting business strategies and ultimately profits.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: B A 342  

B A 442 Sustainable Behavior of Consumers, Firms, and Societies (3) Strategies to influence sustainable behavior considering consumer response and marketing communications.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

B A 462 Business Strategy (3) Interpretation of business concept in the analysis of problems related to the successful management of a company, institution, or organization.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: FIN 301, MGMT 301, MKTG 301  

B A 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

B A 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Spring 2008
 

B A 495A Business Internship (3-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Guided professional practicum in business consisting of 3 or 6 credits of supervised fieldwork in business.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: B A 321, B A 322, B A 420 and completion of 6 credits at the 300- or 400-level in the student's option  

B A 495B Undergraduate Research in Business (3-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Guided student research in business, culminating in the presentation of the research project at a professional conference.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: B A 321, B A 322, B A 420 and completion of 6 credits at the 300- and 400- level in the student's option  

B A 495C Undergraduate Research in Business (3-9) Guided student research in business administration; application of analytical or research techniques to business problems.
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: B A 322, B A 420  

B A 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

B A 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

B A 497B Sustainable Marketing Strategy for Consumers, Firms, and Societies (3) Sustainability is a broad domain concerning the extent to which environmental, economic, and social practices are viable for current and future generations. Consumer awareness of sustainability issues has evolved from an emerging social movement to mainstream values, and marketing strategy plays an important role in a business' ability to respond to these issues in a genuine manner. This course focuses on the role of sustainability in the marketplace and marketing strategies to effectively engage customers and stakeholders around sustainable issues.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: B A 342 andB A 497A  

B A 499 (IL) Foreign Study--Business Administration (1-18) Study in selected countries of business institutions, functions, and current business problems.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211;ECON 102, ECON 104;SCM 200  

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