Business Course Descriptions

Scheduling requirements and limited resources prevent all courses from being offered every term or every year.  Some courses may be offered exclusively via distance delivery. Course numbers, titles, course and program applicability, prerequisites, instructional format, delivery methods, and content may change without notice.  Students are advised to consult with an advising specialist each term to select courses, create and maintain personal educational plans, and obtain the most current information.

 

BA 101
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

(4.0 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students survey our business system, economics, e-commerce, ethical behavior, regulatory laws, stakeholder responsibility, competing in the global economy, forms of ownership, starting

and financing a business, human relations in business, roles of management and leadership, organizing and working in teams, human resources, production, marketing, financial management, investment, accounting, and information systems.

 

BA 206
MANAGEMENT FUNDAMENTALS

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students are introduced to the fundamental principles of management as a framework for managerial thinking and operating. A survey of the management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. A study of organizational interaction and human behavioral conflicts. Prerequisite: BA 101 recommended.

 

BA 211
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I

(4.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students learn to use basic accounting concepts and procedures including the accounting cycle and dealing with cash, receivables, and merchandise inventories. Students will also become familiar with a commonly used computerized accounting program or spreadsheet. This is first course in a year-long sequence intended for students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college.

 

BA 212
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II

(4.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students learn to use accounting concepts and procedures required to prepare cash flow statements and manage tangible and intangible assets; payroll; partnerships and corporations; long-term investments and liabilities; stocks; and bonds. Students demonstrate knowledge of professional accounting standards. Students will become familiar with a commonly used computerized accounting program or spreadsheet. Prerequisite: BA 211 with a “C” grade or better or instructor approval.

 

BA 214
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students demonstrate the ability to prepare memos, letters, and informal reports; conduct research; and prepare analytical business and/or technical reports. Prerequisite: Appropriate ASSET writing or instructor approval.

 

BA 223
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students demonstrate knowledge of the basic issues and practices in marketing management including marketing strategy planning. Students design a marketing mix. Prerequisite: BA 101 recommended.

 

BA 224
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students demonstrate knowledge of principles and techniques related to managing human resources emphasizing hiring practices, training and employee development, and personnel management. Prerequisite: BA 101 recommended.

 

BA 226
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW I

(4.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 4 Credits

Students demonstrate a basic knowledge of law and its origins, court systems, legal rights and duties, formation of contracts, operation and discharge of contracts, law of sales of goods, and bailments.

 

BA 249
RETAILING

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students will study and develop general sales techniques involving the factors of successful selling of retail goods and service including retail buying motives, sales psychology, customer approach, and retail sales.

 

BA 285
HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS

(3.00 Lecture Hrs./Wk.) 3 Credits

Students demonstrate an understanding of the communication aspects of interpersonal behavior including perception, power and influence, group dynamics, conflict, and motivation that are essential for success in the workplace and with friends and family.