Business Administration Schedule

MODEL SCHEDULE FOR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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BUAD 106 (3 credits)
Accounting Principles I
Introduction to the principles of accounting, the accounting cycle, the interpretation and recording of financial data, and the summarizing and reporting process. Emphasis is on the sole proprietor of a business. This course provides a foundation for further study in the accounting field.

BUAD 117 (3 credits)
Introduction to Business
This course is designed to introduce students to the primary fields of business and to inform them of the various career paths that they may pursue. The basic principles, forms, and practices involved in the administration of a modern business are examined.

BUAD 121 (1 credit)
Business Skills Lab
Keyboarding skills are needed in many positions in today’s job market. Advanced keyboarding and communication skills are essential in the business field. This course is designed to improve keyboarding proficiency and language arts skills in the production of business correspondence.

BUAD 156 (3 credits)
Accounting Principles II
This course is a continuation of Accounting Principles I. Instruction focuses on partnerships and corporations. Analysis and discussion of more complex financial concepts and statements are conducted. Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets are used to prepare financial problems and statements.
Prerequisite: BUAD 106

BUAD 157 (3 credits)
Principles of Marketing
An interactive approach to guide students in becoming better business people. The skills and responsibilities of planning, producing, pricing, promoting, and distributing is presented as an art and a science through realistic marketing situations and case studies.

BUAD 160 (3 credits)
Principles of Management
This course is designed to prepare BUAD students for management success by studying the primary theories, principals and processes of management. Students will gain valuable insight in issues such as leadership, planning and control, problem solving and creativity, organizational culture and change, ethics and social responsibility, and working in and managing groups. 

BUAD 166 (3 credits)
Business Computer Applications I
Microsoft Office programs (Excel®, Access®, PowerPoint®, and Outlook®) are studied in order for students to develop intermediate skills in spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and presentation applications.

BUAD 171 (3 credits)
Business Skills Lab
Designed to provide students with independent keyboarding practice and desktop publishing experience. An introduction to Microsoft Publisher® covers the basics, such as how to use the Publisher window to create typical business publications. Advanced keyboarding skills are developed through daily practice using the Mavis Beacon typing tutorial.

BUAD 213 (3 credits)
Introduction to Law and Business Law
Designed to give students an introduction to the sources of law, judicial process, and an overview of laws including criminal law, tort law, property law (including personal property, real estate, and landlord-tenant law), and wills, estates, and trusts. Also provides a basic understanding of contracts, sales and leases of goods, secured transactions, agency and employment law, and forms of business organizations

BUAD 221 (3 credits)
Organizational Behavior
This course is a study of workplace behaviors, structures, and processes. Self-analysis and reflection are practiced in small groups through case studies, surveys, and discussion. Motivational theories and leadership styles are surveyed; decision making and business designs and cultures are investigated.

BUAD 226 (1 credit)
Business Skills Lab
Accounting lab for working individually and in groups to complete accounting problems and worksheets. Additional assignments in related business coursework due weekly.

BUAD 257 (3 credits)
Electronic Commerce
Overview of emerging online technologies and trends and their influences on the electronic commerce marketplace. Explores nature and impact of e-commerce on business operations, resources, and management. Upon completion of the course, students will have a firm grasp of global e-commerce business trends and the technologies required to implement them.

BUAD 266 (3 credits)
Business Computer Applications II
Students develop advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office® applications. Exercises based on real-life business situations give students hands-on experience in Excel®, PowerPoint®, Access®, and Outlook® programs. Lessons are structured to prepare students for Microsoft certification testing at the expert level, and all courseware is Microsoft-approved.
Prerequisite: BUAD 166

BUAD 267 (3 credits)
Human Resources Management
This course prepares students to work in administrative and management positions and serves as a basis of further study in the field of human resources management. In accordance with suggested Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) guidelines, both personal competencies and business policies are addressed in this course.

BUAD 271 (1 credit)
Business Skills Lab
QuickBooks® software training. Self-paced and guided learning to learn to use this popular accounting program.

BUAD 276 (3 credits)
Business Communications
A practice in writing, revising, and editing business communications, including memos, business letters, e-mail messages, reports, web-based information, and job search documents. The ability to convey information in a clear, concise manner is developed along with critical thinking and communication skills.