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Courses with the B_A Subject

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Business Administration (B_A)

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100 Introduction to Business 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 103, 106, 140, 171, 172, 182, 201, 202, or concurrent enrollment allowed, or ALEKS score of 40% or higher. Overview of business activities and disciplinary functions found in modern for-profit organizations; introduction to each of Carson College of Business learning goals.

102 Exploring Careers in Business 1 Course Prerequisite: B A 100; MATH 106, 140, 171, 172, 182, 201, 202, or concurrent enrollment allowed. Conduct research to better understand business expectations; use career assessments to clarify major and career goals; develop action plan; write application for admission into a Carson College of Business major.

201 Ethics for Business 1 Course Prerequisite: B A 100; B A 102; HBM 101; admitted to a major or minor in Carson College of Business. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 211. Introduction to business ethics; overview of ethics value foundations; focus on preparing students to make business decisions ethically. Credit not granted for both B A 201 and 211.

202 Teams 1 Course Prerequisite: B A 100; B A 102; HBM 101; admitted to a major or minor in Carson College of Business. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 211. Team and group dynamics, including factors and behaviors that impede or increase team performance; leadership roles in teams. Credit not granted for both B A 202 and 211.

203 Innovation 1 Course Prerequisite: B A 100; B A 102; HBM 101; admitted to a major or minor in Carson College of Business. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 211. Process of innovation inside organizations; factors and behaviors that promote innovation creation and implementation. Credit not granted for both B A 203 and 211.

204 Spreadsheets 1 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 212. Introduction to spreadsheets; basics for using spreadsheets for data analysis and to support decision-making. (Formerly B A 205.) Credit not granted for both BA 204 and 212.

205 Data Visualization 1 Course Prerequisite: Course Prerequisite: B A 204 or concurrent enrollment. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 212. Principles and techniques of representing data visually in graphs, charts, and diagrams; communicating data-based results effectively; skeptical interpretation of visually represented findings when making decisions. (Formerly B A 206.) Credit not granted for both B A 205 and 212.

206 Decision Analysis 1 Course Prerequisite: B A 204 or concurrent enrollment. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 212. Introduction to techniques for making informed and logical decisions in a business context. (Formerly B A 204.) Credit not granted for both B A 206 and 212.

211 Ethics, Teams, and Innovation 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 100; B A 102; HBM 101; admitted to a major or minor in the College of Business. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 201, 202, or 203. Introduction to business ethics; overview of ethics value foundations; focus on preparing students to make business decisions ethically; team and group dynamics, including factors and behaviors that impede or increase team performance; leadership roles in teams; process of innovation inside organizations; factors and behaviors that promote innovation creation and implementation. Credit not granted for B A 211 if credit is already earned in either B A 201, 202, or 203.

212 Spreadsheets, Data Visualization, and Decision Analysis 3 Course Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 204, 205, or 206. Introduction to basics for using spreadsheets for data analysis and to support decision-making; principles and techniques of representing data visually in graphs, charts, and diagrams; communicating data-based results effectively; skeptical interpretation of visually represented findings when making decisions; techniques for making informed and logical decisions in a business context; introduction to spreadsheets. Credit not granted for B A 212 if credit is already earned in either B A 204, 205, or 206.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: By department permission. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

500 Data Analysis for Managers V 1-3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Descriptive statistics, probability, common, discrete, and continuous distribution functions, sampling and estimation, and statistical inference.

501 Foundations in Marketing V 2-3 Foundation topics in marketing for MBA students.

502 Foundations in Operations Management V 2-3 Foundation topics in operations management for MBA students.

503 Foundations in Business Law V 2-3 Foundation topics in business law for MBA students.

504 Foundations in Finance V 2-3 Foundation topics in finance for MBA students.

514 Business Analytics: Transforming Data into Decisions 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Advanced decision-making concepts utilizing relevant datasets for data-driven problem-solving and formulating decision analyses to evaluate and recommend management action.

520 Resources, Stakeholders and Competitive Advantage 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Creating competitive advantage using resources provided by key stakeholders.

579 MBA Capstone V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Analyze, evaluate, and recommend management actions for a specific strategic business project (for an existing organization or new venture).

595 Applying Design Thinking to Career and Life 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Online MBA program. Applying the principles of design thinking to life and career decisions; will reflect on the meaning of work and life and how to build (one of the many options that lead to) one's best life.

596 Doctoral Topics 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 15 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Advanced topics in business research and theory.

597 Emerging Trends in Business 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the Online MBA program. Evaluation of the emerging trends and forces that continually shape and reshape the business environment; topics will focus on emerging issues pertinent to technology, market dynamics (preferences, behaviors, ethnographics and demographics), business practices, and the legislative/regulatory environment among other topics.

598 Research and Professional Development 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: Admission to PhD programs in business. Ph.D.-level professional development colloquium designed to improve research, teaching, and presentation skills and to provide professional socialization. S, F grading.

599 Strategic Planning for Personal and Program Success 1 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Background and framework for successfully transitioning into the role of a working professional MBA student, including personal assessments and planning, case methods, and ethics training; designed to ensure successful outcomes of MBA students and leaders.

600 Beyond the MBA: Applications of Principles, Theory, and Practice 1 Course Prerequisite: Completion of 27 MBA credits and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Leveraging the MBA for lifetime success; framework and tools for successfully synthesizing and applying the MBA in the global workplace, as a manager and a leader. S, F grading.

702 Master's Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program and completion of MBA Prerequisites, including: B_A 500, 501, 502, 503, 504, ACCTG 550 and ECONS 555. Independent research in special problems, directed study, and/or examination credit for students in a non-thesis master's degree program. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 702 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Business Administration PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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