Business Administration Course Descriptions

BADM 101. INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS     3 Credit Hours
This course introduces students to the nature of business and entrepreneurship as the vehicle for making money by creating wealth and producing goods and services for profit and not-for-profit in a market economy. Students will be exposed to the various functional areas in business including: accounting, entrepreneurship, economics, finance management and marketing, legal environment of business, globalization and e-business. Ethics in management and reporting of business performance to stakeholders are emphasized throughout the course. 

BADM 125. PERSONAL FINANCE      3 Credit Hours
This course is designed to prepare students with the basic tools and knowledge necessary to make good financial decisions. Topics such as saving, investing, retirement planning, using credit, buying insurance and cash management will be discussed. 

BADM 240. LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS     3 Credit Hours
This course is a study of the foundations of law, including business ethics and international law, the American legal system, contracts and property. (Prerequisites: ECON 211 and ACCT 201)

BADM 250. BUSINESS COMMUNICATION     3 Credit Hours
This course provides instruction in the art of researching and writing business memos, business letters, resumes and business reports. In addition, students are required to prepare and make formal oral presentations using appropriate visual aids. (Prerequisites: ENGL 111 and 112)

BADM 260. INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS        3 Credit Hours
This Course is an introduction to the tools and knowledge relating to business in the global marketplace. Topics include cultural differences and their effects on buyer behavior and business practices, and opportunities and threats created by globalization. The course will touch upon economics, finance, marketing, distribution, accounting, management and legal/ethical issues. It will cover contemporary issues, such as the impact of e-commerce on international trade. (Prerequisite: BADM 101)

BADM 301. PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE     3 Credit Hours
This course covers the principal problems of managing the finance function of business firms with emphasis on asset acquisition, management and financial structure planning and management. (Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ECON 211, 222 and 295) 

BADM 310. BUSINESS FINANCE     3 Credit Hours
This course includes the organization of the financial system, examination of financial markets and institutions, commercial banks, international finance and interest rates, decision-making in business finance, examination of capital budgeting, cost of capital, management of fixed and circulating capital, internal financing and dividend policy. (Prerequisites: ECON 211, 222 and BADM 301)

BADM 320. INVESTMENTS      3 Credit Hours
This course presents an examination of the people, securities and institutions involved in the securities and financial planning industry. This course also covers the analysis of alternative investment vehicles within a risk-return framework. (Prerequisites: ECON 211 and 222, ACCT 202 and BADM 301)

BADM 321. PRINCIPLES OF INSURANCE         3 Credit Hours
This course presents underlying principles of insurance, analysis of risk, analysis of auto and homeowner's policies plus organization and operational procedures within company structure.

BADM 324. REAL ESTATE PRINCIPLES             3 Credit Hours
This course provides a comprehensive survey of the real estate field which includes contracts, deeds, leases, mathematics for real estate and the principles of purchasing and owning real estate.

BADM 366. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT       3 Credit Hours
This course covers the fundamental characteristics and problems associated with operations of any organization, such as facilities location, aggregate output planning, inventory control, scheduling and quality control. (Prerequisite: ECON 295)

BADM 420. INVESTMENT SEMINAR       3 Credit Hours
This course consists of seminars facilitated by the instructor and professionals in the financial services industry. Since the primary objective of the course is to prepare students to take the Series 7 Stock  Brokers Exam, the topics covered are those needed to pass the exam. (Prerequisite: BADM 320)

BADM 444. COMMERCE SEMINAR         3 Credit Hours
This course is a study group designed for seniors to discuss and critically analyze current literature regarding the changing concepts in Business Administration theory and practice. Special surveys and studies are made by the students, aided by the instructor. Oral and written reports are emphasized. (Prerequisites: ACCT 202, ECON 211 & 222, BADM 250 and COMM 210)

BADM 470. BUSINESS INTERNSHIP        3 Credit Hours
This course provides practical, real-world experiences in the functional business activities the student has learned. Activities in the course provide an arena where student-apprentices can hone their knowledge and skills in areas, such as project management; time and money management; team work; managing other people; cross-cultural initiatives; office politics, professional etiquette; mentorship; career planning and interview techniques. (Prerequisites: ECON 211, ACCT 201, and sophomore classification)

BADM 490. STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS POLICY          3 Credit Hours
This course focuses on the synthesis of the principles of business management with emphasis upon the formation of strategies and policies. The purpose of this course is to enable students to rigorously analyze a firm's competitive environment, its internal resources, and corporate, business and functional strategies. Building upon this foundation, students practice formulating well-thought out recommendations that are specific and actionable (Prerequisites: ACCT 202, BADM 240, BADM 301, MGMT 362 and MKTG 370)









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