Bachelor of Business Administration 

           

GRAND TOTAL UNITS 126

 

General Education Courses

Communication Skills

  • ENG100 Composition  (3)

  • ENG101 Advanced Composition (3)

  • TOTAL6 units

 

Humanities

  • HUM105 Principles of Ethics  (3)

  • HUM106 Technology, Society, and Culture  (3)

  • TOTAL 6 units

 

Social Sciences

  • SOC110 Principles of Macro-Economics  (3)

  • SOC111 Principles of Micro-Economics  (3)

  • SOC112 World Religions  (3)

  • TOTAL 9 units

 

Mathematics And Natural Sciences

  • MTH115 Algebra for College Students  (3)

  • MTH116 Statistics for Decision-Making  (3)

  • NAS117 Nutrition, Health and Wellness  (3)

  • TOTAL 9 units

 

Additional General Education

  • PSP120 Public Speaking  (3)

  • TOTAL 3 units

 

Personal and Professional Development

  • PPD125 Career Development (3)

  • PPD126 Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving  (3)

  • TOTAL6 units

 

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION Total 39 Units

 

Business Administration Courses

Business Core

  • FIN201 Principles of Finance  (3)

  • FIN202 Financial Accounting  (3)

  • BUS205 Introduction to Business and Technology  (3)

  • BUS206 Marketing  (3)

  • COM207 Computer Applications for Business  (3)

  • MGM208 Principles of Management  (3)

  • BUL209 Business Law  (3)

  • ORG210 Organizational Behavior  (3)

  • ACC211 Managerial Accounting  (3)

  • TOTAL 27 units

 

Management and Technology

  • MGM250 Database Essentials for Business  (3)

  • MGM251 Budgeting and Forecasting (3)

  • MGM252 International Business  (3)

  • MGM253 Logic and Design  (3)

  • MGM254 Project Management  (3)

  • MGM255 Human Resource Technology  (3)

  • MGM300 Business Strategy  (3)

  • TOTAL 21 units

                                                                                                           

Senior Project

  • BUS400 Senior Project  (3)

  • TOTAL 3 units

 

Electives: The following suggested electives ensure students meet prerequisite requirements and offer applied tech skills for today’s business world.  Qualifying prior college coursework not meeting other program requirements may be applied toward the elective hours.  Students may request alternate elective courses through academic advising.

 

Electives

  • MGM405 Management of Technology Resources  (4)

  • MGM406 Principles and Theory of Security Management  (4)

  • TOTAL 8 units

 

Small Business Management & Entrepreneurship

  • SBM410 Customer Relations  (4)

  • SBM411 Budgeting and Forecasting  (4)

  • SBM412 Human Resource Management  4)

  • SBM413 Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship  (4)

  • SBM414 Creativity, Innovation and New Product Development  (4)

  • SBM415 E-Commerce for Small Business  (4)

  • SBM416 Business Plan Writing for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs  (4)

  • TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS 24 units

 

BBA DEGREE  GRAND TOTAL UNITS 126

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

GENERAL EDUCATION

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: TOTAL UNITS 6

ENG100 Composition

This course develops writing skills through analysis of essays, articles and other written works that are used as models for writing practice and development.  Writing assignments stress process approaches, development, organization, revision, and audience awareness.  Students use word processing and web-based tools to develop written work.

ENG101 Advanced Composition

This course builds on the conventions and techniques of composition through critical reading requirements and longer, more sophisticated reports, including a documented library research paper.  Assignments require revising and editing for an intended audience.  Students are also taught search strategies for accessing a variety of print and electronic resources.

 

HUMANITIES: TOTAL UNITS 6

HUM105 Principles of Ethics

This course provides knowledge of ethics students need to make moral decisions in both their professional and personal lives.  Combining moral theories and applied ethics topics, coursework helps students explore traditional and contemporary ethics dilemmas, as well as reflect on and evaluate their moral beliefs.  Balancing respect for diversity and claims of universality, the course puts ethics principles in the social and cultural context of the world today.

HUM106 Technology, Society, and Culture

In this capstone course, the relationship between society and technology is investigated through reading, reflection, research, and reports.  The course identifies conditions that have promoted technological development and assesses the social, political, environmental, cultural, and economic effects of current technology.  Issues of control and ethical considerations in the use of technology are primary.  Discussion and oral and written reports draw together students’ prior learning in specialty and general education courses.

 

SOCIAL SCIENCES: TOTAL UNITS 9

SOC110 Microeconomics

Microeconomics is an overview course that covers how households (consumers), firms (producers), and governments interact in competitive and other markets to set prices and determine what and how much is produced. Key concepts introduced include the role of scarcity and choice, incentives and competition, and the law of supply and demand.

SOC111 Macroeconomics

Introduction to Macroeconomics is a survey course that builds on the topics covered and skills developed in SOC110 (Microeconomics) to present a complete picture of the economy. Macroeconomics shows how consumers and markets fit into the overall or aggregated economy and provides a framework to assess government policies. Key topics covered will include economic cycles (growth and recession), economic indicators and measures, and interest rates and money supply.

SOC112 World Religions

This course is a study of the historical development of world religion from pre-civilization to the development of the major religions of India (Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism), the Far East (Taoism, Confucianism, and Shintoism), and the Near East (Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam).

 

MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES: TOTAL UNITS 9

MTH115 Algebra for College Students

This course focuses on factoring polynomials; solving quadratic equations; systems of linear equations; radical expressions; and functions where linear and quadratic functions are emphasized using application problems and modeling.  The minimum requirement to pass this course is 80 percent, and grades of C and D are not assigned.

MTH116 Statistics for Decision Making

This course provides tools used for statistical analysis and decision-making in business.  The course includes both descriptive statistics and inferential concepts used to draw conclusions about a population.  Research techniques such as sampling and experiment design are included for both single and multiple sample groups.

NHW117 Nutrition, Health and Wellness

This course provides an overview of basic nutrients the body requires for health and life and dispels common nutrition myths.  The role of nutrition in various biological phases of the human life cycle, as well as psychological and sociological implications of food, are discussed.  Students also learn how the scientific method of inquiry is used in the nutritional science and health fields.  In the lab, students collect observational data, employ computer simulations, and prepare and sample various foods.

 

ADDITIONAL GENERAL EDUCATION SELECTION: TOTAL UNITS 3

PSP120 Public Speaking

This course teaches basic elements of effective public speaking.  Topics include audience analysis, organization, language, delivery, and nonverbal communication.  Practical application is provided through a series of individual and group presentations in a variety of rhetorical modes.

 

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: TOTAL UNITS 6

PPD125 Career Development

Career planning strategies and resources are explored to prepare students for a successful job search and to maximize potential for advancement and long- term professional growth.  Students perform self-assessment and goal setting activities and apply research and evaluation skills to execute job search and career advancement strategies. Each student assembles a professional portfolio highlighting achievements, goals, and concrete plans.

PPD126 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

This course focuses on identifying and articulating skills needed for academic and professional success.  Coursework provides instruction and practice in critical thinking and problem-solving through analysis of critical reading and reasoning, as well as through examination of problem-solving methodologies.  Students learn to work in teams, to identify and resolve problems, and to use research effectively to gather and evaluate relevant and useful information.

 

BUSINESS CORE: TOTAL UNITS 27

FIN201 Principles of Finance

An introductory finance course dealing with principles of financial management and control. Emphasis will be placed on the areas of financial analysis and return on investment, administration of assets, financial institutions, capital structure, cost of capital, and short and long-term financing.

FIN202 Financial Accounting

This course focuses on ways in which financial statements reflect business operations and emphasizes use of financial statements in the decision-making process.  The course encompasses all business forms and various sectors such as merchandising, manufacturing and services.  Students make extensive use of spreadsheet applications to analyze accounting records and financial statements.

BUS203 Introduction to Business and Technology:  (3 semester hours)

course introduces business and the environments in which businesses operate.  Students examine the roles of major functional areas of business and interrelationships among them.  Organizational theories and techniques are examined, and economic, cultural, political, and technological factors affecting business organizations are evaluated.

BUS204 Marketing

In this course students apply principles and strategies for marketing products and services to industrial, commercial, and governmental entities.  Topics include ways in which market information and product life cycle affect product and production design; forecasting techniques; interdependencies between marketing and operations functions; and selling skills.

COM205 Computer Applications for Business

This course introduces the basic concepts and principles of productivity tools widely used in business, such as word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.  Hands-on exercises provide students with experience in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, the common productivity software used in today’s businesses.

MGM206 Principles of Management

This course examines fundamental management theories and traditional managerial responsibilities in formal and informal organizational structures.  Planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and staffing are explored.

BUL207 Business Law

This course introduces the student to the legal and ethical framework of business.  Contracts, negotiable instruments, the law of sales, torts, crimes, constitutional law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and the court systems are examined.  Upon completion the student should be able to identify legal and ethical issues that arise in business decisions and the laws that apply to them.

MGM208 Organizational Behavior

A study of behavior of individuals and groups within organizations and of the organization itself.  Intended to develop in managers a greater awareness of the problems and opportunities in managing human resource in organizations.  Specific emphasis is placed on the development of managerial skills.

ACC209 Managerial Accounting:

Introduces accounting information that aids managers in planning, controlling, decision-making and performance evaluation.  Some topics covered are cost classification and behavior, product costing, cost-volume-profit analysis, relevant cost, cost and benefit analysis, and budgeting.

 

MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY: TOTAL UNITS 21

MGM250 Database Essentials for Business:

Students in this course learn to design relational databases and to build database applications, including tables, queries, forms, reports, and macros.  Also addressed is implementation of basic database security, backup, and recovery procedures.  Generating reports and meeting business requirements are emphasized.

MGM251 Budgeting and Forecasting:

In this course students design and implement a departmental budget encompassing the various processes that account for resource expenditures.  Students develop a long-range budget forecast and then assess its impact on departmental planning.

MGM252 International Business:

This course introduces key concepts defining today’s competitive global environment – including various cultural, political, economic, and legal systems – and their impact on international business.  In addition, students examine various international business issues, trends, monetary systems, trade policies and institutions, as well as regional economic integration.

MGM253 Logic and Design:

This course introduces basics of programming logic, as well as algorithm design and development, including constants, variables, expressions, arrays, files, and control structures for sequential, iterative and decision processing.  Students learn to design and document program specifications using tools such as flowcharts, structure charts and pseudocode.  Program specification validation through desk-checking and walk-throughs is also covered.

MGM254 Project Management:

This course enhances students’ ability to function in a project leadership role.  While exploring the project life cycle, they gain experience in budget and timeline management.  Project management software is used to design project schedules using methods such as bar charts, program evaluation review technique (PERT) and critical path method (CPM) to produce project plans to apply to the solution of case studies.

MGM255 Human Resource: 

Students in this course explore contemporary concepts and techniques essential to managing corporate human resources.  Topics include resource planning, staffing and rewards, as well as developing and maintaining positions and people.

MGM300 Business Strategy

The purpose of this course is to increase your ability to analyze the strategy of corporations.  By strategy, we mean the distinctive approach that the executives within a corporation employ to win in their markets and against their competitors.  We will discuss fundamental strategy theories and illustrate their use within a diverse set of corporations.  Specifically, we will consider industry structure and generic strategies, the resource-based view of the corporation, and opportunity-driven strategies based on complexity theory.  The course will progress from well-defined markets to highly dynamic ones where market structures are ambiguous, and the pace of change is often rapid.  The ultimate intent of the course is to help you to work more effectively in your professional careers.

 

SENIOR PROJECT: TOTAL UNITS 3

BUS400 Senior Project: 

Working in teams, students apply knowledge and skills, including competencies in problem-solving, critical thinking, research, teamwork, and oral and written communication, to real-world problems in a client-based environment.

 

Electives: The following suggested electives ensure students meet prerequisite requirements and offer applied tech skills for today’s business world.  Qualifying prior college coursework not meeting other program requirements may be applied toward the elective hours.  Students may request alternate elective courses through academic advising.

 

MGM405 Management of Technology Resources:

This course focuses on developing and applying management and business skills in typical technical environments, as well as on technical support operations.  Management approaches in resource planning, resource utilization, staffing, training, customer service, cost/benefit analysis and ongoing support are presented.  Students apply business skills in developing and evaluating requests for proposal (RFPs) and related acquisition methods, and consider issues related to in-house and outsource solutions.

MGM406 Principles and Theory of Security Management:

This course surveys the scope of security management, introducing principles and frameworks for recognizing security issues and solutions.  Aspects of protecting people, information, and physical assets, including loss prevention, are examined.  Legal foundations, historical roots, operations, and tools of security management are introduced, as is the role of security in contemporary business, government, and public settings.

 

SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP: TOTAL UNITS 28

 

SBM410 Customer Relations:

This course examines components of a solid customer relations program and develops students’ ability to recognize and participate in such programs.  Students develop interpersonal communication and listening skills as well as conflict resolution skills.  They also explore customer relations as an effective sales technique.

SBM411 Budgeting and Forecasting:

In this course students design and implement a departmental budget encompassing the various processes that account for resource expenditures.  Students develop a long-range budget forecast and then assess its impact on departmental planning.

MGM404 Human Resource Management:

Students in this course explore contemporary concepts and techniques essential to managing corporate human resources.  Topics include resource planning, staffing and rewards, as well as developing and maintaining positions and people.

SBM412 Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship:

This course introduces students to business functions, problem areas, decision-making techniques and management fundamentals required for effectively managing a small business.

SBM413 Creativity, Innovation and New Product Development: 

This course concentrates on the processes of creativity and innovation as tools for marketers and small business managers.  Students identify opportunities for using these processes and apply them to implementing and expanding product lines in corporate and entrepreneurial ventures.  A structure for introducing new products is presented.

SBM414 E-Commerce for Small Business:

This course explores the potential of e-commerce and its impact on small business practices.  Topics include opportunities, issues, alternatives, and techniques to support the development of an Internet marketing plan and related website.

SBM415 Business Plan Writing for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs:

This course focuses on creating a comprehensive business plan for a small business.  Coursework addresses research sources; plan presentation; follow-up; and business plan components, including executive summary, company description, target market, competition, marketing and sales, operations, management structure, future development, and financials.

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