Courses

BUAD 110 Business Connections

This course is an introduction to the field of business with emphasis on business decision making through use of lectures, discussion and invited speakers. The course also utilizes a focused computerized simulation project designed to integrate all the functional areas of business covered throughout the semester. Students will gain an introductory knowledge of all the functional areas including but not limited to economics, globalization, entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, marketing, information systems, business analytics and operation, organizational behavior, business law, and human resource management. In addition, students will be exposed to important issues relating to business management, leadership, professionalism and ethics. Other areas of emphasis include team building and technological skills. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mr. Gregory R. Shaff T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM
B Dr. C. Michael Smith T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BUAD 142 Personal Finance

This course develops a comprehensive understanding of everyday financial matters such as banking, credit, home finances, planning, investing, and taxes. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. C. Michael Smith M/W 4:00PM-5:30PM
X Dr. C. Michael Smith

BUAD 205 Accounting for Decision Making

An introductory course in accounting designed to develop skills in critical thinking, problem solving, and communication. This course will cover the basic principles of financial statement development and analysis. Students will learn how accounting is a resource for decision making through the utilization of analytical tools, such as ratio analysis, cost-volume profit analysis, cash and capital budgeting. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Arnica W. Mulder M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
B Ms. Arnica W. Mulder T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
C Ms. Arnica W. Mulder M/W 4:00PM-5:30PM

BUAD 216 Internship

A supervised placement at a work setting providing practical experience in a potential career field a and skills. These areas may include industry, govermnet agencies, on-campus opportunities, and a variety of private enterprises. 60 hours on site. May be repeated for credit. 1/2 Unit

Requisites

  • Written application approved by department. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Johanna D. Sweet

BUAD 218 Information Systems

This course explores the fundamental concepts of information systems in modern organizations. The course provides intensive preparation in the most useful applications of computers in business. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD 205 or BUAD 215 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • MATH 111. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mr. William Marilla, Jr. M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM
E Mr. David A. Danco T/Th 6:15PM-7:45PM

BUAD 227 Legal & Labor Foundations

This course will integrate components from Business Law with Human Resource Management. The course is designed to give a foundation in the concepts of Business Law and HRM. Assignments and projects will apply the concepts learned including the selection of an organizational form, applicable legal requirements, hiring process, performance appraisal, and designing a comprehensive HRM plan for a hypothetical business. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mr. Raymond F. Leven T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
B Steve A. Baker, Esq. M/W/F 8:30AM-9:30AM

BUAD 233 Marketing Management

Principles, practices, and basic theoretical concepts in the field of marketing. Special attention will be given to sustainable business activities. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-110 OR BUAD-205 or BUAD-215 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-121 OR ECON-122 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Elisabeth Gilster Velazquez T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
B Dr. Elisabeth Gilster Velazquez T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

BUAD 235 Fundamentals of Accounting

This course is a continuation of the study of financial accounting principles and practices and will focus on the analysis and preparation of accounting information. Students wil learn how accounting aids in the development, disclosure, and communication of financial information. Accounting concepts and methods utilizing generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) are discussed, in addition to the accounting cycle for both service and merchandising enterprises. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-205 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mrs. Sharon C. Gibbs M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

BUAD 242 Investments

An introduction to security analysis, principles, and problems of investments for individuals and firms; management of the securities by risk and purpose of investors. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD 205 or BUAD-215 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-121 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-122 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. C. Michael Smith M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

BUAD 248 Business Analytics

The objective of the course is for students to develop critical thinking and modeling skills which are essential requirements of the business decision making process. Critical thinking will be practiced through problem identification and solution. Problem solution will require the identification and execution of applicable models and data sets. Thus a main portion of this course will be directed toward determining and finding appropriate data, learning the roles and limitations of different types of modeling tools, and then developing customized models using the appropriate data to solve business problems. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • INQ-240 OR HNRS-240 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-205 or BUAD-215 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • MATH-111 or higher Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-218 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Christina D. McCart M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
B Dr. Christina D. McCart M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

BUAD 254 Organizational Behavior & Mgmt

An introductory examination of theoretical principles and practical applications related to managing and leading individuals and groups in the work setting. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Johanna D. Sweet T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM
B Dr. Johanna D. Sweet

BUAD 264 Foundations of Leadership

A broad theoretical and practical overview of leadership concepts and principles. Topics will include, but are not limited to traits of effective leaders, ethics, team development, leadership theory, strategic leadership and conflict resolution. Students will be required to develop and present an original community-based leadership project proposal. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Steve A. Baker, Esq. T/Th 8:30AM-10:00AM

BUAD 322 Student-Managed Fund

The participants in this class will manage a portion of the Colleges general endowment fund by actively managing a portfolio under the supervision of a faculty member. The fund will be continuously managed, with the course portion being offered each (and every) semester. Students earn 1/2 unit per semester. A maximum of two units can be earned toward graduation with only one unit counting toward the Finance Concentration. Offered on a pass-fail basis. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1/2 Unit

Requisites

  • ECON-122 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-205 or BUAD-215 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Timothy C. Carpenter T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

BUAD 324 Training, Devel & Perform Mgmt

A deeper examination of the training functions in organizations, with particular emphasis on conducting a needs assessment and then designing, developing, cconducting, and evaluating training. Students will conduct a training program as part of the course requirements. Students will also examine development of employees, performance management, and employee relations. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-274 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Johanna D. Sweet T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BUAD 325 Intermediate Accounting II

Continuation of Business Administration 315. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-315 or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Ms. Arnica W. Mulder T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BUAD 333 Global Marketing

This course introduces the students to political, cultural, and economic factors influencing the global marketing of goods and services. The students will learn about development of international products, pricing strategies, promotion techniques, and channels of distribution. Lecture/Case Study: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-233 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
G Dr. Ivy Kutlu

BUAD 342 Corporate Finance

The principles of asset management, financial structure, and types of securities and their characteristics. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-218 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-121 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-122 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-225 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-205 or BUAD-215 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Michelle B. Hagadorn M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM
B Dr. Timothy C. Carpenter M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

BUAD 344 Recruitment and Selection

A deeper examination of the staffing management functions in organizations, including a focus on research and best practices for recruitment and selection. Particular attention will be given to conducting job analysis, developing interview questions, and evaluating candidates. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-274 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
E Ms. Heather S. Davenport M 5:45PM-8:45PM

BUAD 348 Production & Operations Mgmt

Basic principles and problems of organizing and operating business facilities including functions, process, responsibilities, and techniques. Substantial computer applications. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-110 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • MATH-111 OR HIGHER Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • INQ-240 OR HNRS-240 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mr. William Marilla, Jr. M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM
B Mr. William Marilla, Jr. M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

BUAD 353 Sales & Sales Management

An in-depth study of the steps associated with the personal selling process as well as the techniques required to motivate and manage a high performance sales force effectively. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-233 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mr. Matthew Tolan M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

BUAD 406 Independent Study & Research

A program of intensive study in Business Administration carried out under the di rection of a member of the Departmental staff. (Enrollment with the approval of the Department.) 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
JS Dr. Johanna D. Sweet
SB Steve A. Baker, Esq.

BUAD 407 Independent Study & Research

A program of intensive study in Business Administration carried out under the di rection of a member of the Departmental staff. (Enrollment with the approval of the Department.) 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
MH Dr. Michelle B. Hagadorn

BUAD 415 Auditing

A course covering the principles employed in the conduct of a financial statement audit. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-315 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Mr. Gregory R. Shaff M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

BUAD 416 Internship

A supervised placement at a work setting providing practical experience in a potential career field that requires application of academic knowledge and skills. These areas may include industry, government agencies, on-campus opportunities, and a variety of private enterprises. 120 hours on site. May be repeated for credit. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Written application approved by department. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Johanna D. Sweet

BUAD 425 Advanced Accounting

A course focusing on the consolidation of financial statements. In addition, a brief introduction to international, governmental and nonprofit accounting is covered. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-315 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Michelle B. Hagadorn M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

BUAD 442 Finance Capstone

An in-depth analysis of financial theory, principles, and policies used in managing the firm's capital structure. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-242 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-342 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • ECON-232 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Timothy C. Carpenter T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

BUAD 493 Marketing Capstone

In this capstone course students will integrate the marketing previously learned with their analytical/critical thinking skills to make marketing decisions. A variety of marketing concepts and techniques will be used to develop marketing objectives, strategies and programs. The course will include case studies, evaluation of leading marketing articles, and use of simulations and the development of a formal marketing plan. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-343 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-433 Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Ivy Kutlu M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

BUAD 499 Business Policy

The capstone course of the Business Administration curriculum. The students will use Strategic Management as the framework to integrate and apply the knowledge acquired from all the coursework in the Business Administration major. The course utilizes lecture, readings, case methodology, simulations, and a major project of starting a business entity. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Lab 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • BUAD-227 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-233 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-248 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-254 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-342 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • BUAD-348 Must be taken prior to taking this course.
  • Take BUAD-499L Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. W. Kevin Baker T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM
B Dr. W. Kevin Baker M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM
E Dr. W. Kevin Baker T/Th 4:30PM-6:00PM

BUAD 499L Business Policy Lab

The capstone course of the Business Administration curriculum. The students will use Strategic Management as the framework to integrate and apply the knowledge acquired from all the coursework in the Business Administration major. The course utilizes lecture, readings, case methodology, simulations, and a major project of starting a business entity. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk; Lab 3 hrs/wk.

Requisites

  • Take BUAD-499 Must be taken at the same time as this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
1 Dr. W. Kevin Baker M/W 4:00PM-5:30PM