Set yourself up for success in business with the skills you need to advance.
Are you looking to make your mark on the business world? This program will give you the tools to excel as a leader, decision maker, and problem solver.
You'll learn best practices in the many sides of business administration, including finance, marketing, managing people and teams, and creating effective business policies. These five courses are tailored for professionals looking to take on more responsibility in higher-level positions, or for students who are new to the business world, but eager to move up quickly.
This program consists of five lower-division online business administration courses for a total of 15 credit hours.
A study of the financial aspects of businesses, including the costs of capital, fund acquisition sources, time value of money, efficient management of assets, and investment decisions. Particular emphasis is on determining the optimal capital structure between utilization of debt and equity financing.
Introduction to the development and management of an organization's human resources, with emphasis on planning for the screening, selection, orientation and training of employees. Additional topics include performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, equal employment opportunity, incentives and rewards. This course is a replacement course for MGT440 as of the 2013-2014 Spring-A term. Students cannot receive credit for both these courses. This class will be offered beginning Winter 2017.
An analysis of the roles and responsibilities of leaders in developing governance and operational policies within the corporate world. Focus includes how policy development and implementation influence and determine the business's strategic direction. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
Overview of issues, processes and technology utilized in the design and management of information systems. Analysis includes needs assessment, database management, software capacity, security features, and decision making applications.
This course provides a general introduction to marketing principles and policies. Topics such as marketing functions, price policies and controls, distribution channels, merchandising, and market research, as well as competitive practices and government regulations, product development, and integration of marketing using digital technology are presented. Students also gain a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion). Students who completed MKG300 cannot earn credit for MKG310. In this course, the student will obtain a general introduction to marketing principles and policies. Course units include marketing functions; price policies and controls; distribution channels, merchandising, and market research; competitive practices and government regulations; product development; and integration of marketing with technology, a basic understanding of the 4Ps (product, place, price, promotion), and current issues. (This course is also offered through CBE. Credits earned using this option will appear on transcripts with an “EX” suffix.)
* Bachelor of Science in Accounting majors will take FIN350 instead of FIN300.
** Business Management majors who initially enrolled after Fall 2012 and Management Information System and Business Analytics majors will take COM305 instead of MIS300.
*** Instead of MKG310, Business Management majors who initially enrolled before Fall 2012 will take HRM435. Marketing majors will take MGT475.