Business Management

BM 10403 Introduction to Business

A general overall view of business activities, including management, marketing, finance, accounting, money, banking, credit, personal finance and investments, business ethics, social responsibility, human resource management, small business, and entrepreneurship. Lab fee required.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

BM 20403 Principles of Management

This course is designed to prepare students for a dynamic profession in which managers plan, analyze, make decisions, evaluate results, solve problems, supervise, lead, train, and learn. Lab fee required.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

BM 24503 Project Management

Examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources. Topics include project life cycle, work breakdown structure and Gantt charts, network diagrams, scheduling techniques, budgeting and resource allocation decisions. Concepts are applied through projects with local businesses and written cases.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

BM 27403 Introduction to Business Law.

A survey course presenting a broad view of the vast array of legal issues affecting daily life in the U.S. business environment. Areas of law covered will include: the court system, common law, statutory law, Constitutional law, torts, crimes, property ownership and control, consumer transactions, insurance and risk management, contract principles, and employment law. Furthermore, the course analyzes in detail how the law applies to contracts, sales, and situations with special attention to the Uniform Commercial Code and its application. Also analyzed are collateral sales matters such as commercial paper and secured transactions. The second portion of this course includes an analysis of various business organizations such as corporations, partnerships, and independent contractors, the various aspects of management and liability, and special legal issues relating to these topics. Lab fee required.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

BM 28901 Business Portfolio

Examines career opportunities and professional skills and personal attributes required for a successful career in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, and Information Technology. Topics include resumes, cover letters, professionalism, researching companies, and interviews. Lab fee required.

Offered Fall, Spring for 1 Semester hours.

BM 31403 Human Resource Management

The study of activities and problems involved in acquiring, maintaining, and developing the organization’s human resources, including productivity, quality of work life, total quality management, basic legislation, equal employment opportunity, diversity, job analysis, human resource planning, recruiting, selection, training, performance management, compensation, and incentives. Prerequisites: BM 20403 and PSY 11103

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

BM 32403 Organizational Behavior

This course examines theories and applications of organizational behavior topics at the individual, group, organizational, and international levels. Lecture, plus outside-class preparation by students for group projects, individual presentations, and class discussion. Prerequisite: BM 20403.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

BM 42403 Organizational Theory

This course examines basic concepts of organizational theory as it applies to: 1) an open system view of organizations, 2) organizational structure and design, 3) structural influences on organizational processes, 4) managing dynamic processes within the organization, and 5) integrating the total system. Lecture, plus outside-class preparation by the student for group projects, business article analysis, case analysis, and class discussion. Prerequisite: BM 20403.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

BM 44403 International Business

The course deals with conducting business in a global economy; interdependence among nations, trade, and foreign investment; economic and political risks of operations in a foreign culture; feasibility of entering foreign markets; social responsibility; the role of Business in economic development, foreign aid, and third world debt; international organizations and communities; reducing trade barriers; international commodity prices; balance of payments accounts; establishing foreign exchange rates, fixed and floating rates, purchasing power parity, the euro; transaction and translation risks, international accounting; dealing with inflation, indexing, the real interest rate; small business exporting, channels, financing, the letter of credit; and the many unique environmental forces upon operations. Prerequisites: BM 20403, MKT 21403,.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

BM 44503 Project Management

Examines the organization, planning, and controlling of projects and provides practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources. Topics include project life cycle, work breakdown structure and Gantt charts, network diagrams, scheduling techniques, budgeting and resource allocation decisions. Concepts are applied through projects with local businesses and written cases.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

BM 46403 Operations Management

This course examines planning, organizing, leading, and controlling the production of goods and services. Topics include: organizational structures and environments, quality assurance, production systems, project management, inventory management, and computer and quantitative models used in formulating managerial problems. Prerequisite: BM 20403.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

BM 47903 Strategic Management

An integrated capstone course in general management utilizing all major fields in business to allow the student to apply skills learned in these fields to situations dealing with the firm as a whole. Use of business cases and an online computer simulation competition to provide an integration of principles and techniques learned in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, and Management. Prerequisites: Senior standing and major in the School of Business, all required 200 and 300 level Business courses.

Offered Fall, Spring for 3 Semester hours.

 

BM 49102 Internship/Experience in Business Management

On the job training of at least 100 meaningful hours or 12/13 full working days after approval of the major Professor, Faculty Internship Coordinator, School Chair, and an approved organization, which is expected to give the intern a variety of new and meaningful learning experiences directly related to Business Administration major and the concentration of interest. The intern is expected to grow, work hard, and make a professional contribution to the organization.

Offered Fall, Spring for 2 Semester hours.