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Business Administration (B A)

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.

B A 321B A 321 Contemporary Skills for Business Professionals (3)

This course is designed to provide fundamental skills necessary for success in the business environment. BA 321 is one of a series of courses that collectively develop the skills and competencies required of a successful business administration student.

As a foundational course in the degree program BA 321 emphasizes the following:
•An introduction to student-centered learning, especially with opportunities for active and collaborative learning utilizing state of the art elements of technological business environment.
•An introduction to inquiry-based processes necessary for understanding and addressing issues and opportunities in current and emerging business environment relevant subsequent course work in the student’s chosen option and professional practice.
•Development of basic communications skills, including oral, written, and multimedia, relevant to individual and group effectiveness.
•Team building and participation while completing projects that focus on understanding individual and cultural diversity and respecting the views of others. Additionally, students develop an understanding of and competence in the multiple roles that define successful teamwork.
•Establishing and respecting the roles within a team.
•Awareness of the importance of the needs and opportunities of the community with which the individual contributes as a business professional.
•Application of the hardware and software skills necessary for transferring knowledge of business topics in both face-to-face and virtual settings academic and professional.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: ACCTG 211;ECON 102 orECON 104;ENGL 015
Concurrent: SCM 200 or STAT 200 MIS 204

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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