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BUSA - Business Administration

BUSA 2105. Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Non-Business Majors  (3-0-3) Prerequisites: MATH 1101 or higher, ENGL 1101, and ENGL 1102, each with a grade of C or better. This course is not available to business majors. An introduction to financial planning for small and start-up businesses that includes projections, business planning, and sources of funding.

BUSA 2106. The Environment of Business (3-0-3) An introduction to the legal, regulatory, political, social, ethical, cultural, environmental, and technological issues which form the context for business.

BUSA 3115. Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions (3-0-3) Prerequisites: CISM 2115 and MATH 1111 (or higher) with a grade of C or better in each, and MATH 1127. Quantitative applications in a business setting. Topics will include: correlation and regression analysis (with computer applications), business forecasting techniques, decision theory, capacity planning, location planning, and inventory management.

BUSA 3126. Business Law (3-0-3) Prerequisite: BUSA 2106. Topics include law of contracts, Uniform Commercial Code, secured transactions, agencies, partnerships, corporations, bankruptcy, trade regulation, and labor law. Includes a statutory overview of government regulation.

BUSA 3135. International Business (3-0-3) Prerequisite:  ECON 2105 and Junior Standing. Explores the basic concepts and critical issues involved in business operations in the international sector. It examines the impact of trade among nations evaluating the effect of the international environment on product offerings, production decisions, marketing, and financial management.

BUSA 3145. Contemporary Issues in Business (3-0-3) Focuses upon those issues that confront business majors as they enter and progress in their business careers. Major areas of study will include: career decisions, being effective in a business environment, ethical dilemmas, total quality management, and international management. Case studies are used.

BUSA 3555.
Selected Topics in Business  (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Junior Standing. An opportunity to study one or more of the topics encompassed by business. Students will learn the differences in business strategy across different industries and geographic settings. The specific topic may vary by semester and instructor. Lecture and field trips may vary with the topic, and field trips may extend beyond scheduled hours. Course may be repeated up to a maximum of three times for credit when topic differs. Credit may only be applied as an Area I elective. (Course fee required).

BUSA 4115.
Entrepreneurship/New Venture Formation (3-0-3) Prerequisites: MGMT 3115, MKTG 3115, and FINC 3105.  The contributions that new ventures and small businesses make to the economy and society as a whole, the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, the process of starting up new businesses, and the primary determinants of new venture performance. The primary course activity involves the preparation of a Business Plan for a "prospective" new venture.

BUSA 4185. Business Strategy (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Senior standing in the College of Business and successful completion of all other Area G business courses. This is a capstone course which integrates the major fields in business. It focuses on applying the knowledge gained from the Area G business core courses and, therefore, should be taken in the last semester before graduation. (Note: Credit not permitted for both BUSA 4185 and MGMT 4185).

BUSA 4698. Internship (3 hours) Prerequisite: Minimum 3.0 GPA and approval of Department Chair. Placement is restricted and cannot entail an individual's current employment assignment. Substantial written proposal and final report are required. Nine hours work per week is required. Credit may be applied only as an elective. (S/U grading.)

BUSA 4899. Independent Study (3 hours) Prerequisite: Senior standing in the COB. Independent study in a selected area of business administration. Study will be directed by a faculty member representing the chosen area of specialization. Candidate must present a minimum 1500-word written proposal through the instructor to the office of the Dean for approval.
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