Business Administration

BA 1000                Introduction to Business Administration                                                      3 cr.
An elementary survey of business administration. Introduces the business or non-business major to basic concepts of economics, business management  and decision-making in the functional areas of production, marketing, and finance. Emphasis on the effects of social, ethical, economic, technological, political, and economic environmental factors upon business operation. Not open to students enrolled in a degree program in the College of Business Administration who have completed 60 hours of University credit or more.

BA 1001                Introduction to Entrepreneurship                                                                   3 cr.
This course will focus on the nature of entrepreneurship and its role in business enterprise and economic development. The entrepreneur and the steps in starting a business: the business idea, opportunity recognition, screening and the basics of the business plan are covered. Special issues related to the family business, franchising and female minority entrepreneurs are addressed.

BA 2780                Application Software for Business                                                                 3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: MATH 1115 or higher, or a minimum ACT MATH score of 22 or SAT MATH score of 520. Computer techniques needed to solve business problems. Use of spreadsheets and databases to support business decision making. Data transfer between computer systems and data retrieval from business databases. Fundamentals of procedure oriented programming.

BA 3010                The Legal Environment of Business                                                              3 cr.
Offered each semester. Nature and function of law and legal institutions in society, with emphasis on those areas of law most relevant to business operations. Topics include the court systems, torts, the Constitution and business administrative agencies, international law, labor law, antitrust law, and environmental law.  A student may not receive credit for both BA 3010 and BA 4400.

BA 3021                Business Law                                                                                                   3 cr.
Offered each semester. Prerequisite: BA 3010. Legal concepts relating to sales, commercial paper, anti-trust, bankruptcy, forms of business organizations, insurance, real property, secured transactions, suretyship, wills, estates, and trusts are presented as issues relating to specific business situations. Problems relating to financial reporting responsibilities and the growing role of federal securities regulation on the business community are also discussed.

BA 3056                Managerial Skills For Entrepreneurs                                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor. This course will focus on the development of managerial skills and behaviors of successful entrepreneurs in small organizations. Students will examine major internally-orientated topics (e.g goal setting, leadership, managing growth and overcoming adversity) and external topics (e.g, networking, negotiating, working with your banker.) The course will be taught by extensive use experiential exercises, case discussions, field trips, and guest lectures by entrepreneurs.

BA 3080                Corporate Social Responsibility                                                                     3 cr.
Offered each semester. Investigates the elements which form the ethical standards of the United States corporate community and the philosophical, religious, and cultural roots of such standards. Reading in ethical problems of advertising, pricing, automation, and business involvement in solution of social problems. Includes case studies and simulations.

BA 3090                Internship in Entrepreneurship                                                                       3 cr.
Prerequisite: Consent of department. This course will permit undergraduates to be engaged in at least ten hours per week at the site of a private sector organization that directs interns in specific projects or job duties relating to entrepreneurial activities. There are no textbooks and no formal class meetings, although students are required to meet one-on-one with the instructor to review their progress. Students prepare a major written report on their experience.

BA 3091                Independent Study in Entrepreneurship                                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: consent of department. This tutorial is arranged individually in order to provide the opportunity for specialized study and research on topics in entrepreneurship. The faculty member will arrange a study/research proposal with each student in the initial meeting. Weekly project reports, meetings, and a research paper are required.

BA 4048                International Business Law                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: BA 3010.  Law as it relates to international business organizations and commercial transactions. Among the subjects covered are sovereign immunity and international treaties and agreements; foreign antitrust laws and unfair trade practices; protection of property rights of American subsidiaries abroad; alien investment in the United States; foreign relations law; trade liberalization; and international arbitration.

BA 4056                Business Planning                                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor. An examination of the crucial factors involved in the conception, initiation, and development of new business ventures. The elements of a business plan for a new venture are examined. Topics include the nature of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, market and feasibility analysis, sources of money, financial analysis and planning, ownership forms and tax considerations, and staffing and organization of the firm. A major requirement will be the development of a business plan for a new venture.

BA 4400                The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business                                          3 cr.
A survey of basic legal and ethical topics in the areas of Constitutional law, torts, administrative agency law, contract law, international law, commercial paper law, agency law, business organizations law, antitrust and securities laws. Provides an introduction to fundamental legal and ethical concepts for pre-MBA students who have not had prior course work in these areas. Not open to undergraduate College of Business Administration majors.  A student may not receive credit for both BA 3010 and BA 4400.  May not be taken for graduate credit.

BA 5048                International Business Law                                                                             3 cr.
Prerequisite: BA 3010.  Law as it relates to international business organizations and commercial transactions. Among the subjects covered are sovereign immunity and international treaties and agreements; foreign antitrust laws and unfair trade practices; protection of property rights of American subsidiaries abroad; alien investment in the United States; foreign relations law; trade liberalization; and international arbitration.

BA 5056                Business Planning                                                                                           3 cr.
Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor. An examination of the crucial factors involved in the conception, initiation, and development of new business ventures. The elements of a business plan for a new venture are examined. Topics include the nature of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, market and feasibility analysis, sources of money, financial analysis and planning, ownership forms and tax considerations, and staffing and organization of the firm. A major requirement will be the development of a business plan for a new venture.

BA 6010                Health Care Management                                                                                 3 cr.
A survey of the effective management of health care organizations. Classical managerial functions and principles are examined in the light of the latest contingency theories and findings of the behavioral scientists.

BA 6011                Human Resource Management in Health Care Settings                               3 cr.
A broad study of the theories, techniques and legal environment pertaining to modern personnel management in health care settings.  A student may not receive credit for both BA 6011 and MANG 6467.

BA 6012                Organization Behavior in the Health Care Realm                                          3 cr.
The study of organizational behavior and enhancement of interpersonal competence in health care settings.

BA 6013                Strategic Issues in Health Care Organizations                                              3 cr.
Prerequisite: Final semester in Health Care Management Program. A survey of strategic management and situational analysis of health care organizations. The need and rationale for strategic management in today's turbulent health care environment and how strategy is translated to practical solutions of health care industry problems.

BA 6014                Business Topics in Health Care Management                                               3 cr.
A survey of various topics in Accounting and Finance relevant to students in the M.S. program in Health Care Management who do not have a business background. The course is not open to students in the MBA program.

BA 6015                Health Care Law and Ethics                                                                            3 cr.
This is a comprehensive course, which addresses principles of health law and medical ethics. The course covers basic ethical principles and theories together with federal and state laws that regulate the practice of medicine, professional liability issues and examines constraints and opportunities created for health care entity managers by law and regulations.

BA 6080                Business and Society                                                                                      3 cr.
A review of the major ethical questions of business. Discusses the structures of society upon business action and the place of social responsibility in corporate objectives.

BA 6097                Special Topics in Business Administration                                    1 min. cr. - 4 max. cr.
An intensive study of selected special topics in Business Administration. Topics will vary based on contemporary needs as dictated by the discipline as well as the interests of the students and the instructors. Section number will correspond with credit to be earned. May be repeated up to six as long as the course content for each is different.

BA 6780                A Survey of Decision Making Tools for Managers                                        3 cr.
Prerequisite: QMBE 4400 or consent of department. This course is a survey of decision making tools for business managers and students. Emphasis is on applying basic analytical, qualitative tools in the decision making process.

BA 7040                Examination or Thesis Only No credit                                                           0 cr.
Open to students in a thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) the final typing and acceptance by the Graduate School of their thesis or dissertation or to students in a non-thesis program who have only (other than application for degree) to pass the final examination to complete graduation requirements.