Business Administration

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Major Core Courses – Required

Business Law
BUS 232
4 credits

The course provides an overview of how Federal, State, and Local laws impact corporations, entrepreneurs, small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. It focuses on the origin and nature of business law, the UCC, contracts, negotiable instruments, intellectual property, and computer law, as well as the legal definition of crimes and torts.

Operations Management
MGT 343
4 credits

Concepts of operations in production and service organizations. The application of quantitative and qualitative techniques to quality, human resources, forecasting, inventory, and process improvement issues.

Social & Ethical Issues in Management
MGT 440
4 credits

This course covers ethical awareness, ethical analysis and decision making, contemporary ethical issues, and ethical management in organizations. It describes the skills required as leaders encounter ethical dilemmas, process reasoned responses, confront daily and long-term ethical challenges, and make a positive and progressive difference at work by relying on an ethical foundation. The course explores the emotional influence on behavior and decisions, and it explains how to learn from successes and failures.

Strategic Management & Business Policy
MGT 450
4 credits

Strategic Management & Business Policy examines strategy formulation and implementation issues from a general manager’s viewpoint, providing an integrative framework for, and building upon, the functional business areas. Those interested in general management, entrepreneurship, or functional specialties will find this course valuable in understanding what makes organizations successful or not.

Statistical Process Control & Improvement
STAT 322
4 credits

This course focuses on statistical methods used to determine if processes are predictable or not and the similarities and differences of improving predictable versus unpredictable processes. It covers the concepts of central tendency, understanding variation, sampling theory, probability theory, and testing for differences in sample means. Through the selection, development, and analysis of a work-related project, emphasis is placed on real, practical applications. (satisfies general education credit in the Mathematics and Statistics area).

In addition to the core courses, students must complete the following courses to earn a B.S. in Business Administration

Financial Accounting
ACC 235
4 credits

Introduction to the accounting cycle with emphasis on the preparation and interpretation of primary financial documents, including income statement, balance sheet, and statement of funds.

Managerial Accounting
ACC 236
4 credits

The course focuses on the analysis and interpretation of accounting concepts and on the internal use of accounting information in the managerial decision-making process especially in planning and control operations.

Introduction to Business
BUS 101
4 credits

The course is directed toward the recognition and understanding of how businesses operate in both the United States and in global environments. It covers the basic aspects of opening a business, discusses the management techniques of leadership, motivation, and employee empowerment. The course also presents necessary business information on financial management, the forms of business ownership, and entrepreneurship. The basic concepts of human resource management, the ethical and social responsibility issues facing today’s business manager, and the necessity of producing quality goods and services are discussed in detail.

Macroeconomics (may be taken as a social science GEN ED course)
ECO 221
4 credits

Macroeconomics examines the economy as a whole and offers a perspective on how government economic policies affect daily life. The course focuses on inflation, unemployment, the business cycle, the market system, fiscal policy, supply and demand, the balance of trade, comparative advantage, and money and banking. It also compares Keynesian and Classical economic theories as they relate to macroeconomic policy. (Satisfies general education credit in the Social and Behavioral Science area.)

Microeconomics (may be taken as a social science GEN ED course)
ECO 222
4 credits

Microeconomics introduces the part of economics which studies how individuals make decisions and choices under conditions of scarcity. The course focuses on the concepts of individual market behavior, rational self-interest, cost benefit analysis, the role of supply and demand in determination of value resource allocation, and comparative advantage. Microeconomics also examines the issues of economic growth, population growth, and the environment. (satisfies general education credit in the Social and Behavioral Science area)

College Algebra (may be taken as a mathematics/statistics general education course)
MAT 122
4 credits

The course prepares students for upper-level courses requiring algebra. Topics covered include the metric system, algebra, linear algebra, polynomial equations, and the binomial theorem (satisfies general education credit in the Mathematics and Statistics Area).

Statistics (may be taken as a mathematics/statistics general education course)
STAT 221
4 credits

This course covers concepts of probability theory, random variables and their distributions, sampling theory, understanding variation, and testing for differences in sample means. Emphasis is on practical work applications and the display and interpretation of data used in organizations to test for stability and improvement of work processes. (satisfies general education credit in the Mathematics and Statistics Area)

Major Electives: Students must complete a minimum of three additional courses from electives to complete the B.S. in Business Administration

Human Resource Management
HRM 323
4 credits

This course examines the functions of recruitment, selection, development, training, supervision, and compensation of human resources in today’s organizations. It focuses on the development of knowledge and the application of personnel/human resources management processes. Also covered is an understanding of the key functions, role, and value of human resources management within organizations.

Organizational Behavior & Culture
MGT 425
4 credits

This course focuses on management and leadership of organizations and people in organizations. The course emphasizes the need to promote a shared vision, developing a collaborative work environment, fostering a learning organization, effective management/employee relationships, effective communications, interpersonal communications, win/win management, intrinsic motivation, effective work teams, and self- directed work teams.

Principles of Management
MGT 321
4 credits

The course focuses on the new workplace and that managers must adopt new and different skills that are directed toward leading change, promoting a shared vision, developing teamwork, and fostering a learning environment to cope with today’s global competition. The course also emphasizes the manager’s traditional roles of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Other important topics such as ethical and social responsibility, organization change and development, employee empowerment, managing human resources, interpersonal communication, and decision making are explored in detail.

Project Management
MGT 344
4 credits

The course introduces the concepts, tools, and techniques of project management. The goal is to provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of project planning, budgeting, scheduling, work break down structures, rick analysis, project monitoring, and project control/termination.

Software Business Planning
MIS 330
4 credits

This course examines the basic framework required to establish and operate an eCommerce business. Topics include the process and responsibilities of incorporation; developing a business plan and defining marketing services; the process of responding to requests for proposals; proposal writing and tendering; drafting and interpreting contracts and the principles of contract law; costing and financial management issues; and professional development. Also, within this framework, students will examine the process of selecting and using business planning and operations software.

Principles of Marketing
MKT 321
4 credits

Course focuses on the marketing environment and the contemporary concepts and practices of marketing goods and services. The managerial concepts of marketing, specifically, planning, implementing, product management, determining price strategies, distribution, promotion, advertising, and meeting customer demands are emphasized.

Business Independent Studies. Each may be taken up to two times.
BUS 400
1-4 credits

Independent Study.

Business Special Topics. Each may be taken up to two times.
BUS 490
1-4 credits

Special Topics.

Culminating Graduation Requirement:

MGT 450 Strategic Management and Business Policy is the capstone course and final culminating graduation requirement for the Business Administration major. With the support and advice of faculty, students choose a specific topic to examine in depth. Students review relevant research and write a paper using the UI&U outcomes, major outcomes, and course specific outcomes that address the topic. The paper serves as the CGR for the major, challenging students to draw on theoretical and practical information gained to create a document that demonstrates their mastery of knowledge acquired through the entire degree program.