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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, 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.

100 (Effective through Summer 2019) Introduction to Business 3 Course Prerequisite: MATH 103, 106, 140, 171, 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 201 or concurrent enrollment, or MATH 202 or concurrent enrollment. Research industries and learn tools to choose which business career and related major, if any, to pursue; learn expectations of specific industries; final assignment: write an application essay for certification to the Carson College of Business.

102 (Effective through Summer 2019) Exploring Careers in Business 1 Course Prerequisite: B A 100; MATH 201 or concurrent enrollment, or MATH 202 or concurrent enrollment. Research industries and learn tools to choose which business career and related major, if any, to pursue; learn expectations of specific industries; final assignment: write an application essay for certification to the Carson College of Business.

211 Ethics, Teams, and Innovation 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 100. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

212 Decision Analysis, Spreadsheets, and Data Visualization 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 100. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 204, 205, or 206. Introduction to techniques for making informed and logical decisions in a business context; introduction to spreadsheets; 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. Credit not granted for B A 212 if credit is already earned in either B A 204, 205, or 206. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

212 (Effective through Summer 2019) Decision Analysis, Spreadsheets, and Data Visualization 3 Course Prerequisite: B A 100. Enrollment not allowed if credit already earned for B A 204, 205, or 206. Introduction to techniques for making informed and logical decisions in a business context; introduction to spreadsheets; 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. Credit not granted for B A 212 if credit is already earned in either B A 204, 205, or 206. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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

501 (Effective through Spring 2019) Foundations in Marketing V 2-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Foundation topics in marketing for MBA students.

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

502 (Effective through Spring 2019) Foundations in Operations Management V 2-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Foundation topics in operations management for MBA students. Typically offered Spring.

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

503 (Effective through Spring 2019) Foundations in Business Law V 2-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Foundation topics in business law for MBA students. Typically offered Fall.

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

504 (Effective through Spring 2019) Foundations in Finance V 2-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Foundation topics in finance for MBA students. Typically offered Spring.

514 Business Analytics: Transforming Data into Decisions 3 Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Advanced decision-making concepts utilizing relevant datasets for data-driven problem-solving and formulating decision analyses to evaluate and recommend management action. Typically offered Fall.

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

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). Typically offered Spring.

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.

600 Beyond the MBA: Applications of Principles, Theory, and Practice 1 Course Prerequisite: Completion of 27 MBA credits. 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. Typically offered Summer Session. S, F grading.

600 (Effective through Summer 2019) Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA program. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. Typically offered Summer Session. 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. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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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