BUAD - BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

BUAD - 1000   ORIENTATION FOR BUSINESS STUDENTS
[1 hour]  Introduction to the University community.  Strategies for successful college transition are explored.   Campus resources, library skills, computer facilities, and career development are among the topics that  are discussed.  (Not available for credit to sophomore, juniors or seniors).

BUAD - 1010   INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS
[3 hours]  Introduction to the various functional areas of business, the critical role business plays in the economy,  the impact of globalization, and the performance of business functions.

BUAD - 2030   LEADERSHIP AND ORGANIZATIONAL SURVIVAL SKILLS
[3 hours]  Skills-based course equips the student to effectively lead and work in teams.  Continuous improvement,  problem solving, decision making, synergy, and teamwork are explored in hands-on learning experience.  Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.

BUAD - 4010   INTEGRATIVE CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE
[3 hours]  Course is designed to be integrative and to provide a top-down focus in order to enhance overall understanding of key business concepts and processes. Students select from five options: The Dynamics of Family Business; Staying in Business: Value Based Management; Developing Global Business Plan for Small and Mid-Sized Firms; Integrative Management Game; and Honors Integrative Research Project.  Prerequisite: Senior standing in Business Administration and completion of all 3000-level business core courses.

BUAD - 6010   ASSESSING EMERGING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES
[3 hours]  A contemporary view of entrepreneurship strategies in organizations is presented. This course deals with opportunity driven analysis and strategy.  It will expose  students to the role of the entrepreneurs in an organization and the skills and attitudes required to succeed in planning and  managing entrepreneurial organizations. This integrated course covers a substantial body of knowledge, concepts and tools that entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs need prior to and while starting their new ventures.   Prerequisite: Completion of predominance of 5000-level MBA core. Corequisite: Other courses in the 6000-level core.

BUAD - 6020   ACCOUNTING AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
[3 hours]  Offers an integrated approach to providing the necessary measurement tools for decision-making, learning, planning and controlling activities. It examines the information needs of a business and the financial and non-financial measures required to support the operational and strategic needs of the enterprise.  Prerequisite: ACCT 5000; Completion of predominance of 5000-level MBA core. Corequisite: Other courses in the 6000-level core.

BUAD - 6030   DESIGNING PRODUCTS AND OPERATIONS
[3 hours]  Involves customer and market-driven issues and how they affect product/service/operations development. This integrated course examines marketing, operating and engineering in product development. Prerequisite: Completion of predominance of 5000-level MBA core. Corequisite: Other courses in the 6000-level core.

BUAD - 6040   MARKETING, PRODUCTION, AND DISTRIBUTION
[3 hours]  An integrated approach to managing marketing and operations. This course examines the preparation of marketing and production plans, the design of systems to produce and deliver goods and services, and information support issues.   Prerequisite: Completion of predominance of 5000-level MBA core. Corequisite: Other courses in the 6000-level core.

BUAD - 6050   MANAGING IN  A DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT
[3 hours]  An integrated approach to management in which integration takes place in a macro-to-micro, top-to-bottom fashion and across departments. The focal point is organizational adaptation to environmental forces, with the adaptation occurring first at the strategic and structural level, then being extended to groups and individuals within the organization as the implementation agents of the adaptation.  Prerequisite: Completion of predominance of 5000-level MBA core. Corequisite: Other courses in the 6000-level core.

BUAD - 6060   FINANCIAL DECISION-MAKING AND RISK MANAGEMENT
[3 hours]  An integrated course that focuses on analyzing emerging business opportunities, as well as understanding and managing the associated risk. The course examines capital formation, ethical and legal issues, social and political consequences, and global impacts. Prerequisite: ACCT 5000, FINA 5310, and completion of predominance of 5000-level MBA core. Corequisite: Other courses in the 6000-level core.

BUAD - 6980   SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
[1 hour]  Independent study to be arranged with the Director, M.B.A. program.  Prerequisite: Only students in final semester of the M.B.A. program are eligible for BUAD 6980. Permission of the M.B.A. Director required.

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Last Updated: 1/3/12