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Business Administration (B A)

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 vialbe for current and future generations. Consumer awareness of sustainability issues has evolved form 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 strageies to effectively engage customers and stakeholders around sustainable issues.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: B A 342  

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  

B A 500 Marketing Management (1-3) An examination of the role of the market place in company management.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B A 501 Management (2) Examination and application of concepts of human behavior and organization to managing people in work organizations.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

B A 502 Team Process and Performance (1-3) Development of managerial skills and techniques for diagnosing, intervening and leading effective teams.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B A 504 Ethical Leadership (2) This course introduces students to their ethical responsibilities as business leaders.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: B A 501, B A 502  

B A 505 Negotiation Theory and Skills (1-3) Development of managerial skills for distributive and integrative negotiations at the two-party and team levels.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

B A 510 Supply Chain and Operations Management (1-3) Introduction to the organizational processes and methods used to create and deliver goods and services.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B A 511 Financial Accounting (1-3) Basic concepts and principles (i.e. the jargon) underlying financial accounting practices.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B A 512 Quantitative Analysis for Managerial Decision Making (2) Construction and use of quantitative methods in business decision-making.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

B A 515 Business Statistics for Contemporary Decision Making (2) Conceptual understanding of statistics through both numerical and applied approach.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

B A 517 Communication Skills for Management (1-3) Development of communication skills required for management; audience awareness, style, individual and group presentations.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: admission to the Master of Business Administration program  

B A 521 Introduction to Managerial Accounting (2) Cost accounting and the design of management accounting systems for planning and controlling operations, and for motivating personnel.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

B A 523 IT Strategy (2) An introduction to information technologies critical to business organizations.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

B A 528 Business Simulation (1-3) A team-based course during which students will manage a simulated firm.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

B A 531 Introduction to Finance (1-3) An examination of the techniques available to aid the financial manager in decision making.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B A 532 Global Business Environment (1) An introduction to worldwide economic trends and economic problems with an emphasis on how businesses cope with global business problems.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

B A 533 Economics for Managers (2) An introduction to the tools of economic decision making and a consideration of firm, industry, and global economic influences on economic desicion making.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

B A 535 Global Perspectives (1) An overview of the global business environment.
Effective: Fall 2001
 

B A 536 Global Immersion (1-3) Exploration of the opportunities and the challenges of doing business in another economic region.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

B A 545 Business, Government and International Economics (2) Understand how macroeconomic events and policies affect the global economy and business decisions.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

B A 565 Strategic Leadership (1-3) Presents a senior executive perspective on key opportunities and challenges faced by business leaders.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

B A 571 Strategic Management (1-3) Analysis and application of concepts and techniques aimed at successfully developing and implementing competitive strategy in a complex business environment.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

B A 572 Introduction to Business Research (3) An introduction to issues involved in framing, defending, and evaluating business research programs.
Effective: Spring 2004
Prerequisite: admission to the doctoral program in Business Administration  

B A 574 Business Research (1-3) A project paper, comparable in quality and scope of work to a graduate thesis, on problems of a company.
Effective: Winter 1978
Prerequisite: 15 credits of 400- and 500-level courses in business administration  

B A 575 Capstone Business Case (4) A team-based project course that requires students to analyze an actual business problem from a firm or nonprofit organization.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

B A 578 Entrepreneurship (3) Study of the development or acquisition of a business appropriate to the objectives and resources of the individual entrepreneur.
Effective: Winter 1978
 

B A 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

B A 591 Applied Communications (1) Develop oral and written communication strategies to succeed in professional and academic contexts.
Effective: Spring 2010
Prerequisite: admission to the doctoral program in Business Administration  

B A 595 Internship (1-12) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

B A 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

B A 596A Cornerstone of Sustainability (3) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

B A 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

B A 597A Six Sigma Statistics (2) Statistics course designed as an introduction to the MBA Six Sigma course.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

B A 597B Strategic Leadership 2 (1) This course presents a CEO's perspective on the key opportunities and challenges faced by business leaders as they seek to adapt themselves and their organizations to the evoling business environment. Course content is based on extensive research and first hand consulting experience working with senior leaders from major corporations worldwide, including companies like 3M, Fujitse, IBM, British Airways, Motorola, Samsung, BP Amoco, and many others. The lessons learned from those benchmark companies and the evolving models of management they are helping to create, will form the backbone of a series of discussions on 21st century organizational forms and the new leadership competencies required to direct them. This course provides an excellent overview of the leadership development challenges faced by MBA;s as they resume their corporate careers.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: B A 565  

B A 597C Communication Skills for Leaders Part 2 (1) This course is the second part to B A 517.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: B A 517  

B A 597D Advanced Microeconomic Analysis (3) Topics in advanced microeconomic analysis including competitive analysis, game theory, and mechanism design.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

B A 597E Sustainable Business Strategies (2) Course will provide a unique view of business issues that relate to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

B A 597F Topics in Information Technology Strategy (1) This course is designed for general managers who use information technology to achieve their business objectives; it is not particularly targeted at IT managers in the CIO's chain of command. As such, the course focuses on selected firm-level business implications of different aspects of IT, including strategic alignment, project management, data, offshoring/ outsourcing, and information economics. Students who understand how information technology can deliver or impede competitive advantage thus will be better positioned to utilize IT in their own span of control. The emphasis will consistently be on "what are the implications of this topic for business performance?" as opposed to "here's how this technology works." The course does not presuppose background in information technology or purport to be a systematic introduction to the role of IT in a modern business.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

B A 599 (IL) Foreign Study--Business Administration (1-12) Full-time graduate-level foreign study at an overseas institution with whom linkages have been established.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: acceptance in established exchange program  

B A 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

B A 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

B A 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

B A 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

B A 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

B A 850 Sustainability Driven Innovation (3) This course explores sustainability as a business opportunity for developing innovative products and services. It will focus on consumer needs related to sustainability, willingness to pay for these needs, and the innovative processes necessary to create sustainable solutions.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

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