Business Administration (BADM)


1000

BADM 1000 [Not Offered] Introduction to the Study of Business (1 credits)
F Enrollment in this course is limited to students admitted to the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Introduction to the E. J. Ourso College of Business policies and resources including academic advising, majors, career alternatives, college technology, and student organizations.
BADM 1001 [Not Offered] Introduction to Business (3 credits)
May not be taken by students in the E. J. Ourso College of Business. Operation of the business firm; function of the businessman; nature of economic system and private enterprise.

4000

BADM 4000 [Not Offered] Innovation and Creativity (3 credits)
Prereq.: ACCT 2001, 2101; ECON 2000, 2010; ISDS 1100; MKT 3401. Role of creativity and innovation in product, service, or idea generation that may eventually lead to business formation and commercialization; barriers to creativity and innovation; alternative problem-solving approaches.
BADM 4020 [Not Offered] Internship in Entr epreneurship (3 credits)
Prereq.: approval of department; May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. when topics vary. Gaining first-hand knowledge of the business start-up process; practical hands-on experience in business-plan formation.
BADM 4030 [Not Offered] Independent Study in Entrepr eneurship (3 credits)
Prereq.: approval of department. May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary. Detailed study of a specific aspect of entrepreneurship.
BADM 4040 [Not Offered] Entrepr eneurship in China (3 credits)
Characteristics of Chinese: entrepreneurs, new venture financing, innovation and creativity, franchising, family businesses, technological entrepreneurs, technological intrapreneurs, entrepreneurship education, and incubators.

7000

BADM 7000 Internship in Business Administr ation (3 credits)
Prereq.: prior approval of MBA director. Open only to full-time MBA students. May be taken once for credit. 10 hrs. of learning experience (fall/spring); 20 hrs. (summer). General supervision by a faculty member; direct supervision by a business professional. Pass-fail grading based on a written evaluation by the professional supervisor, a written report by the student, and the faculty member's evaluation.
BADM 7010 The Practice of Business (1 credits)
F,S Open only to students in the MBA program. Taken each semester of the MBA program. Course must be successfully completed four times prior to graduation. Exposure to the practice of business; a series of visits to area businesses, in conjunction with classroom experiences, to learn how managers and operations specialists in various industries cultivate, shape, and exploit their companies' resources to meet current and future market needs.
BADM 7020 Manager ial Statis tics (3 credits)
Open only to students in the MBA program. An introduction to statistical thinking and overview of statistical methods used to analyze and interpret data, draw inferences, and make decisions; topics include descriptive statistics, probability, sampling and sampling distributions, estimation, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, linear regression, forecasting, and control charting; emphasis on how to use spreadsheets to analyze data and how to interpret the results.
BADM 7030 Understanding Financial Information (3 credits)
Composition of financial statements; information processing and reporting for the purpose of understanding accounting information; legal and ethical obligations of the accounting profession.
BADM 7040 [Not Offered] Manager ial Economics (3 credits)
Practical applications of microeconomic theory; demand forecasting techniques, cost estimation, and analysis of market structures.
BADM 7050 Information Systems (3 credits)
Prereq.: ISDS 1100 or equivalent. Open only to students in the MBA program. Contemporary topics in information systems; a survey of information system analysis and design; introduction to business data communication, database management systems, and knowledge based systems; enterprise-wide systems and information systems control.
BADM 7060 [Not Offered] Elements of Cost Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7030. Open only to students in the MBA program. Understanding and applying cost management practices used in business today; development of costing and budgeting systems used for cost management; applications of analysis used in management decision making and control; costprofit- volume analysis; analysis of variances between budgeted and actual cost; methods of evaluating responsibility centers based upon profitability measures.
BADM 7070 Understanding Behavior in Organizations (3 credits)
F Open only to students in the MBA program. Broad understanding of factors influencing the behavior of individuals in organizations; topics include the individual and contextual determinants of behavior and the tools managers use to influence and direct employee behavior; emphasis on managerial applications of behavioral science theories.
BADM 7080 [Not Offered] Macroeconomic Analysis & Issues (3 credits)
Open only to students in the MBA program. Examining forces determining the magnitude of such variables as the aggregate volume of an economy's output, the volume of resource employment, the size of national income, and the general price level; international variables of trade and financial flows; international trade agreements and other foreign variables that affect exchange rates, domestic income, output, prices, and employment.
BADM 7090 [Not Offered] Financial Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7030. Credit will not be given for this course and FIN 7717. Investment and financing decisions within the firm; role of capital markets; usefulness and limitations of financial data; cash flow projections; working capital management.
BADM 7100 Marketing Administr ation (3 credits)
Marketing decision making and planning, including marketing research, product development and management, distribution, demand estimation, market structure analysis, pricing, promotion, advertising, and direct marketing.
BADM 7120 [Not Offered] Operations Management (3 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7020. Open only to students in the MBA program. Major problems and decision processes of operations management; operations strategy; process and capacity planning; facilities planning; aggregate planning; materials planning; quality planning.
BADM 7140 Legal Environment of Business (3 credits)
Open only to students in the MBA program. The structure of the legal environment of business; sources of law affecting business; constitutional issues in the legal environment of business; contracts and sales; torts; products liability; corporations; securities; bankruptcy; antitrust; discrimination; labor relations; environmental law; criminal law; its impact negotiation strategies; associated ethical and international issues.
BADM 7160 Negotiation, Persuasion, and Inf luence (3 credits)
F,S,Su Experiential-based course designed to provide managers with the basic concepts and techniques necessary for effective negotiation and conflict resolution in a variety of business contexts.
BADM 7170 Understanding International Management Challenges (3 credits)
F Open only to students in the MBA program. Theories and management of international operations; development of environmental, operational, strategic, and decision making perspectives.
BADM 7190 Managing Sources of Competitive Advantage (3 credits)
S Contemporary approaches to developing and sustaining a competitive advantage in global competition; topics include: competition for competence, strategy and technology, managing home and host government relations, cooperative strategy, strategic alliances, organizational innovation, and managing global strategic change.
BADM 7200 Economic Environment of the Firm (3 credits)
National and global issues that affect the firm; an introduction to theoretical concepts and policy issues associated mainly with macroeconomics and to a lesser degree with managerial economics.
BADM 7210 [Not Offered] Understanding Ethical Issues in Business (1.5 credits)
S Designed to help future managers confront and successfully manage ethical issues and their economic, legal, political, social, and cultural aspects.
BADM 7270 Seminar in New Developments in Business Administration (3 credits)
BADM 7310 [Not Offered] Systems Audit (3 credits)
Introduction to IT audit and security concepts.
BADM 7420 [Not Offered] Financing and Legal Issues for New Ventures (3 credits)
Insight into financing new ventures and investing in companies in early stages; sourcing, qualifying, and analyzing deals; negotiating, structuring, and pricing; creating value; realizing value through various kinds of exit from the business. Focus on cases and projects taken from actual financing situations; structuring of venture capital; the process of making investments in emerging companies.
BADM 7421 [Not Offered] Financing New Ventures II (1.5 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7420. Focus on cases and projects taken from actual financing situations; structuring of venture capital; the process of making investments in emerging companies.
BADM 7430 [Not Offered] Family Business Management (3 credits)
Key issues and conflicts facing individuals and families involved in business relationships; family business culture; entrepreneurial influences; career planning; professional support relationship; survival skills as a son or daughter in a family business.
BADM 7440 [Not Offered] Franchise Development (3 credits)
Important factors in starting and managing a new franchise; characteristics of franchiser and franchisee; evaluation of franchising opportunities; legal concerns of franchising; development of appropriate strategies. Development of franchising business plan to include marketing, management, financial projections, and operations manual outline.
BADM 7441 [Not Offered] Franchise Planning (1.5 credits)
Prereq.: BADM 7440. Development of franchising business plan to include marketing, management, financial projections, and operations manual outline.
BADM 7460 Special Topics in Entr epreneurship (1.5 credits)
May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary. In-depth coverage in special topics such as womenowned business, home-based business, exporting for small business, and team-building for start-ups.
BADM 7480 Independent Study in Entrepr eneurship (1.5 credits)
Prereq.: departmental approval. May be repeated for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. credit when topics vary. Detailed study of a specific aspect of entrepreneurship.
BADM 7600 Consulting Field Project (3 credits)
Prereq.: Entrepreneurship Specialization or permission of instructor. Strategic focused field based project learning experiences and opportunities in public and private organizations. Team-based approach to offering consulting advice to organizations with the goal of improving their performance. Emphasis on experiential approaches that provide a participative type of learning about the crucial issues faced by organizations.
BADM 7900 [Not Offered] Human Factors in Business and Industry: Current Problems (3 credits)
May be taken for a max. of 6 hrs. of credit when topics vary. Human factors related to business problems.

8000

BADM 8000 [Not Offered] Thesis Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
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BADM 8900 [Not Offered] Pre-dissertation Research (1-9 credits)
May be repeated for credit.

9000

BADM 9000 [Not Offered] Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem. credits)
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