The program prepares students for teamwork, leadership and how to make better business decisions. The Bachelor’s Degree will also serve as a building block toward the completion of their M.B.A. degree.
Choose Your Area of Concentration
- MGT 3626 Supply Chain ManagementPresents an overview of the strategic role of the supply chain, key drivers of its performance, and the tools and techniques for analysis.The course also examines the ability of an organization to create sustainable profit growth by managing the entire supply chain. Additional topics include: designing the supply chain network, planning supply and demand, inventory control and networks of transportation. (3 credit hours)
- MGT 3826 Managerial Decision MakingFocuses on decision-making at the top of the organization in a multidisciplinary context.Examines successful decision-making in rationalizing all options in the pursuit of organizational objectives. (3 credit hours)
- MGT 4126 Project ManagementA project plan is used in analyzing the feasibility of a project and in guiding the effort. Topics include the design and application of systematic processes in managing projects.This course will introduce students to methodologies and technologies that assist a project manager in completing a project from its inception through its completion. (3 credit hours)
- MGT 4426 International Business Management
This course will examine the role of the multinational enterprise, emerging trends and issues related to international management.Discussion will include various methods of managing entrepreneurial organizations in the domestic market with international marketing capabilities, managing a new and/or small venture in a non-domestic market, and developing alliances trans-nationally to facilitate international growth. (3 credit hours)
- MGT 4352 Fundamentals of Human Resource ManagementThis course covers employment processes including recruitment, selection, training, evaluation and benefits.Additional topics include: human resource management as affected by legislation, equal employment opportunity, employee benefits, compensation, unionization and sexual harassment. (3 credit hours)
- BUS 4001 Business Administration Career Practical TrainingThis course is an elective externship course. This course of 3 semester units requires 135 hours of externship in the eight-week session. This course may be repeated, however, only the first 3 semester credits count toward the required 120 semester units required for graduation. The course is designed to give the student practical On-The-Job experience in the directed area of Business Administration. The course presents an opportunity for student to apply and practice their knowledge and skills they have learned in their degree program and further develop their passion for their chosen industry in a real-world setting. (3 credit hour) Repeatable in BUS 4002-BUS (1 credit hour).
- FIN 4301 International Finance (Prerequisites: FIN 4310 or equivalent)This course describes international financial instruments and their role in providing a cohesive financial integrated market.It investigates arbitrage transactions and how they bind together distinguishable financial instruments to play key roles in financial contracts. This course also explores the finance methodologies of multinational corporations, foreign exchange and bankers’ acceptances. (3 credit hours)
- ECO 4351 International EconomicsThe course offers the analysis of contemporary topics in international economics such as: international trade and finance, open market macroeconomics, trade blocks, labor migration, international balance of payments, the determination of foreign exchange rates, and capital flows resulting from the operations of multinational firms. (3 credit hours)
- MGT 4426 International ManagementThis course will examine the role of the multinational enterprise, emerging trends and issues related to international management.Discussion will include various methods of managing entrepreneurial organizations in the domestic market with international marketing capabilities, managing a new and/or small venture in a non-domestic market, and developing alliances trans-nationally to facilitate international growth. (3 credit hours)
- MKT 4446 International MarketingThis course will equip the student with an appreciation of the idiosyncrasies involved in the planning and implementation of marketing, cultural differences, country attractiveness, licensing, and mix marketing strategies.Assists in the development of market assessment at the international level, and problem-solving skills related to topics of global business. (3 credit hours)
- HRM 4501 International Human Resource ManagementFocuses on functions such as compensation, benefits, training, recruitment and selection, health and safety, career development, labor relations, job requirements and employee rights.Attention is directed to both the expatriate and the foreign manager as part of the multinational’s responsibilities in effectively managing human resources around the world. (3 credit hours)
- BUS 4001 INT Business Administration Career Practical Training ExtensionThis course is an extension of the BUS 6001 course and is pass/fail.This course is for part-time CPT (20 or fewer hours work per week) and may be repeated each session until the student completes his degree program or fails to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. The semester credit for this one unit course will not count toward the total 39 semester units required for graduation.
**Prerequisite: BUS 4001(1 credit hour) Repeatable
- FIN 4001 Financial Institutions and Markets (Prerequisites: FIN 4310 or equivalent)The course explores the structure and functions of capital markets, the saving investment process and financial intermediaries, supply and demand for loans, and the level and structure of interest rates.Particular attention will be paid to the embedded risks in specific financial markets and institutions, and the appropriate role of regulation and public policy. (3 credit hours)
- FIN 4002 Financial Analysis and Valuation (Prerequisites: FIN 4310 or equivalent)eThis course focuses on the financial analysis and valuation of publicly traded equity securities.Introduces tools and techniques including business and financial analysis, preparation of pro forma financial statements, estimation of free cash flows and application of valuation models. (3 credit hours)
- FIN 4003 Derivatives Markets (Prerequisites: FIN 4310 or equivalent)This course will focus on the use and pricing of forwards and futures, swaps and options. This knowledge can be used to weigh risks associated with changes in interest and exchange rates, stock and commodity prices and inflation.Also, covers no-arbitrage pricing strategies for forward contracts, and the binomial and Black-Scholes option pricing models. (3 credit hours)
- FIN 4301 International Finance (Prerequisites: FIN 4310 or equivalent)This course describes international financial instruments and their role in providing a cohesive financial integrated market. It investigates arbitrage transactions and how they bind together distinguishable financial instruments to play key roles in financial contracts.This course also explores the finance methodologies of multinational corporations, foreign exchange and bankers’ acceptances. (3 credit hours)
- FIN 4005 Financial Modeling (Prerequisites: FIN 4310 or equivalent)Explores standard financial models in the areas of corporate finance, financial statement simulation, security valuation, cost of capital, time value of money, portfolio theory and insurance, capital budgeting, duration and immunization. (3 credit hours)
- BUS 4001 FIN Business Administration Career Practical TrainingThis course is an elective externship course. This course of 3 semester units requires 135 hours of externship in the eight-week session. This course may be repeated, however, only the first 3 semester credits count toward the required 120 semester units required for graduation.The course is designed to give the student practical On-The-Job experience in the directed area of Business Administration. The course presents an opportunity for student to apply and practice their knowledge and skills they have learned in their degree program and further develop their passion for their chosen industry in a real-world setting.
(3 credit hour) Repeatable in BUS 4002-BUS (1 credit hour).
- MKT 4001 Marketing Research (Prerequisites: MKT 1201 or equivalent)Focuses on methods employed in market research to better understand consumer behavior and to improve marketing strategies.Topics include focus groups, understanding various sources of secondary data, questionnaire design, sampling plans and data analysis using statistical techniques. (3 credit hours)
- MKT 4002 Marketing Communications (Prerequisites: MKT 1201 or equivalent)Covers the major marketing communication decisions made by brand managers.These decisions include mass media advertising, public relations, sales promotion, direct response marketing, sponsorship and events, packaging and personal selling. (3 credit hours)
- MKT 4003 Marketing Strategy (Prerequisites: MKT 1201 or equivalent)Explores the application of value-enhancing strategies utilized by marketing managers. Topics include strategic marketing analysis and planning, integration of marketing communications, radical changes in the selling function and sales force, customer relationship management, the impact of e-commerce, and the broadening role of marketing throughout organizations. (3 credit hours)
- MKT 4301 Consumer Behavior (Prerequisites: MKT 1201 or equivalent)Analyzes how socio-psychological factors such as personality, small groups, demographic variables, social class and culture influence the decision-making process of consumers. This courses studies in detail, the formation of consumers’ attitudes, consumption and purchasing behaviors. (3 credit hours)
- MKT 4005 Principles of Electronic Marketing (Prerequisites: MKT 1201 or equivalent)Introduces students to the principles and practices of electronic marketing. Topics include: the promotion and distribution of products, integrating e-marketing with business processes, consumer behavior, ethics and public policy in electronic marketing. (3 credit hours)
- BUS 4001 MKT Business Administration Career Practical TrainingThis course is an elective externship course. This course of 3 semester units requires 135 hours of externship in the eight-week session. This course may be repeated, however, only the first 3 semester credits count toward the required 120 semester units required for graduation.The course is designed to give the student practical On-The-Job experience in the directed area of Business Administration. The course presents an opportunity for student to apply and practice their knowledge and skills they have learned in their degree program and further develop their passion for their chosen industry in a real-world setting.
(3 credit hour) Repeatable in BUS 4002-MKT (1 credit hour).
- SPM 3526 Facilities and Event ManagementThis course analyzes effective management strategies and knowledge associated with pursuing a career in sport management. It will introduce students to the sport management career opportunities in the sport industry and to sport principles as they apply to facility management and event planning, leadership style, communication, and motivation. (3 credit hours)
- SPM 3246 Fundraising ConceptsThis course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and understanding of promotional, marketing and fund-raising considerations of sport organizations.It will offer a thorough understanding of the key concepts, principles and procedures as related to sport promotions and fund-raising. The course will attempt to provide guidelines for organizing successful promotional, marketing and fund-raising events. (3 credit hours)
- SPM 3551 Current Issues in SportsThis course looks at both modern day and sports through history. The purpose of the course is to teach students how to define, describe, and identify the issues which have contributed to the impact of sports in America and the world.It will teach students to analyze and deconstruct the historical, social, and economic forces that have taken the games people play and made them an integral part of our cultural; to compare and contrast the attitudes about race, gender, and politics and the impact on sports and society. (3 credit hours)
- SPM 4346 Media RelationsThis course provides a cross-disciplinary approach to a variety of promotional issues that sport managers routinely confront.Public relations and advertising professionals offer insights into how sports-related endeavors and businesses can raise public awareness about products and services. (3 credit hours)
- BUS 4001 SPT Business Administration Career Practical Training or Sports Related ElectiveThis course is an elective externship course. This course of 3 semester units requires 135 hours of externship in the eight-week session. This course may be repeated, however, only the first 3 semester credits count toward the required 120 semester units required for graduation.The course is designed to give the student practical On-The-Job experience in the directed area of Business Administration. The course presents an opportunity for student to apply and practice their knowledge and skills they have learned in their degree program and further develop their passion for their chosen industry in a real-world setting. (3 credit hour) Repeatable in BUS 4002-BUS (1 credit hour).
Required & Elective Courses
Required General Education Courses
|Course No.||Title||Credit Hours|
|ENG 1010||English Composition I|
Designed to provide students the ability to implement effective communication skills via the written word.
This course also provides instruction on the use of standard written English, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and sentence/paragraph structure. It provides students with the skills necessary for successful communication. (3 credit hours)
|ENG 2010||English Composition II (Prerequisite: ENG 1010 or equivalent)|
Integrates writing instruction, readings and grammar skills while promoting the fundamentals of effective expression via essay writing.
This course teaches students to become formidable writers as they master functional introductions, supportive paragraphs, and strong conclusions while focusing on the correct use of Standard English grammar. (3 credit hours)
This course covers methods of simplifying formulas and expressions, solving equations and inequalities.
Topics include rational expressions, polynomials, and linear equations, solutions, factoring and operating with exponents. Calculator use is highly recommended. (3 credit hours)
|HIS 1010||American History|
This undergraduate course provides students with a survey of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of American life from the discovery of America to the present time.
It focuses on the complexity of American history and synthesizes that complexity into informed interpretation of significant historical events. (3 credit hours)
|PS 1010||American Government|
Presents an in-depth study of American government and politics.
The course focuses on presenting an unbiased and up-to-date introduction to constitutional, governmental, political, social, and economic structures and processes.
Beginning with the historical events leading to the formation of the American Constitution, this course continues through to current politics of domestic and economic policymaking and foreign and defense strategies. (3 credit hours)
|PSY 1010||General Psychology|
This undergraduate introductory course presents psychology as a science, a diverse discipline with a concern for research, theory, gender, and cross-cultural issues.
It focuses on inspiring critical thought and analysis of psychological issues.The biological basis for behavior, cognition and mental abilities, motivation and emotion, life span development, personality, psychological disorders, and social psychology are also included. (3 credit hours)
|SOC 1010||Introduction to Sociology|
Provides a comprehensive introductory overview of sociology, the systematic and objective study of human society and social interaction.
It aims to provide a balanced coverage of theoretical perspectives in order to help students attain a better understanding of their own lives as they exist within a greater sociological structure.
By offering a strong coverage of issues pertaining to gender, age, race, ethnicity and class, the course integrates cross-cultural and global materials, providing students with an awareness of today’s sociological issues on a global scale. (3 credit hours)
|HUM 1010||Introduction to Humanities|
Offers an overview of the origin of humanities, and presents a discussion of the major forms and types of artistic expression from early civilizations to the present day.
This course will explore, compare and analyze sculpture, architecture, painting, philosophy, literature, drama and music in their historical contexts from pre-history, through recent events of the last decade.(3 credit hours)
|ART 1010||Art History|
Explores the history of art with an emphasis on Western civilizations. It provides an understanding of the contexts with which artists’ work, discusses the technical processes they use and the means by which art is evaluated. (3 credit hours)
|LIT 3010||American Literature|
Presents an overview of the emergence and progress of American literature from colonial America through the age of romanticism in the mid-nineteenth century.This course is designed to study American literary works and analyze their influential significance.
(3 credit hours)
|PHL 3010||Critical Thinking|
Examines the theories and issues of philosophy through the writings of influential thinkers.It emphasizes the core fields of critical thinking by exploring social and political philosophy, aesthetics, and the philosophy of religion and science in relation to current concerns. (3 credit hours)
|BIO 1010||Biology |
The purpose of this course is to lay the foundation for scientific understanding, and to assist students to view general biology as a continuously evolving field of study.
This course highlights the relevance and contribution of this discipline to business, health care, policy creation and other sciences.Upon enrollment of this course, students will gain an understanding of the relevance of biology and its application in several disciplines.
This course provides a special emphasis on plants and non-mammalian biology as well as the relationships between humans and animals. (3 credit hours)
|BIO 1020||Environmental Science|
This course provides insight into the relationship between human beings and their environments.
By focusing on the community structures that exist between plants and animals, this course serves as an introductory overview of the study of environmental society. (3 credit hours)
Required Business Core Courses
|Course No.||Title||Credit Hours|
|BUS 1010||Business Communications|
Provides the fundamentals of theory, and practices effective oral and written communication unique to businesses and organizations.Coverage includes the writing of business memos, letters and reports, oral and global communications.
Also included are legal pitfalls, ethical situations and exposure to today’s communication technologies. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 1015||Computer Essentials|
This introductory level course is designed to present the fundamentals of personal computers and current application software in a very basic and hands-on environment.
By exploring the world of personal computers and internet navigation, this course offers a clear picture of how computers and networks can be used as practical tools to solve a wide variety of tasks in an office environment.
|MKT 1201||Principles of Marketing|
Presents a comprehensive introduction to the concepts and techniques of modern-day marketing.
The student is introduced to key elements of marketing such as product, place, price and promotion. (3 credit hours)
|ACC 1202||Principles of Accounting I (Prerequisite: Basic College Math, BUS 1150 or equivalent)|
This course focuses on the study of income and expense, working capital, investments and interpreting financial statements. Also, presents an overview on corporations, fund-flow and business transactions.
Upon completion, students will have attained the most important conceptual and practical aspects of accounting. (3 credit hours)
|MGT 1602||Principles of Management|
Explores the dynamics of management in the modern organization.Examines the history of management, as well as its current functions involving such issues as motivation, diversity, quality, ethics and the global environment. (3 credit hours)
|ACC 2302||Principles of Accounting II (Prerequisites: ACC 1202 or equivalent)|
Provides an in-depth continuation of Principles of Accounting I. This course covers the material necessary to interpret financial reporting and make useful lending and investment decisions.
Also, covers a wide range of additional topics including: intangible and tangible assets, investments, cash flow statements, cost accounting and cost-volume analysis. (3 credit hours)
|MIS 2351||Management Information Systems (Prerequisite: BUS 1015 or equivalent)|
This course provides guidance for the management of information technology in today’s complex business environment. Major focuses include: the development of systems that use and deliver information technology, as well as tactics, strategies, issues and jargon concerning information technology.
Case studies and the World Wide Web are utilized to study corporate usage of information technology and information management. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 2951|| Principles of Business|
Provides an overview of managerial functions and responsibilities, leadership practices and business management.
This course covers a variety of topics including: management, organization, human resource management, purchasing, production/operations, accounting, finance, marketing and quantitative methods. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 3151||Business Statistics|
Introduces an application of probability theory used when making managerial decisions within uncertain business environments.
This course also addresses a variety of descriptive and inferential statistics, highlights the importance of tables and graphic presentations, and analyzes case studies and scholarly journal articles for statistical content. Topics also include hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, time-series analysis, business forecasting and multiple regression analysis. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 3210||Principles of Business Law|
This course studies laws that affect business operations by exploring the current overview of the legal system in the United States.This overview includes the study of the courts and their functions, contracts and property issues, and how our legal system handles business related lawsuits. (3 credit hours)
Designed to provide the student, as either a current or future e-commerce practitioner, with a basic understanding of the so-called “networked economy” and its associated infrastructures.
This course will introduce students to strategy, technology, capital, media and policy, and describe how each works to enable e-commerce today. (3 credit hours)
|ECO 2401||Principles of Macroeconomics (Prerequisite: MTH 1150 or equivalent)|
Introduces economic theory and practice, specifically national and international policy affecting the economy as a whole.
Also, presents the foundations of economic reasoning, central key terms, income, trade, laws and concepts of economic analysis and understanding. (3 credit hours)
|ECO 2501||ECO 2501 Principles of Microeconomics (Prerequisites: MTH 1150 or equivalent)|
This course presents the economic system of supply and demand. Examines the effect this system has on business and individuals, especially in the process of decision making.
Covers the foundations of economic reasoning, central key terms, and laws and concepts of economic analysis. (3 credit hours)
Reviews the effects of leadership on the achievement of the collective purpose and the moral aspirations of an organization.This course provides the tools to assess leadership style in both social and work situations. Topics include communication styles, the power of leaders, situational leadership, creativity and leadership, teamwork, motivation, coaching skills and the effect of leadership on the organization. (3 credit hours)
|FIN 4310||Financial Management (Prerequisite: Basic College Math, MTH 1150, ACC 1202 or equivalent)|
This course is designed to give students a basic understanding of financial planning in the business world. Provides an analytical understanding of financial management by building upon the fundamental principles of elementary accounting and economics.
Topics covered include financial analysis and planning, working capital management, capital budgeting process and long-term financing. (3 credit hours)
|ORG 4451||Organizational Theory and Behavior |
Introduces the concept of the business entity as an environment serving organization with economic and social responsibilities.
It provides the principles of managing organizations, systems, staffing and management processes. The material covers a wide range of organizations and covers topics that apply to organizational change and development. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 4751||Business Ethics|
Explores the essential nature of business ethics and the role they play in the decision-making process.
This course covers examples of individual assessment as well as corporate organizational culture. (3 credit hours)
|MGT 4851||Operations Management|
This course presents a comprehensive introduction to operations strategy, quantitative techniques and managerial issues.
Topics investigated include manufacturing and service, production technology, competitive priorities, quality management, statistical process control, process design, new technology, capacity planning, facility layout, supply chain management, quality control and maintenance management. (3 credit hours)
Choose Three General Elective Courses
|Course No.||Title||Credit Hours|
|BUS 1150||Business Mathematics|
This course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the various ways in which mathematics is used in modern business. Early on in the course, students will revisit general mathematics and then move into business-related math.
Students will be exposed to the mathematics involved with taxes, business and life insurance, the maintenance of checking accounts and cash records, wages and payroll and depreciation. The course concludes with an examination of the computation of simple interest. (3 credit hours)
|LED 2525||Leadership Communication |
Demonstrates communication techniques used by effective leaders in developing and managing successful organizations.
This course covers core communication skills of developing strategy, analyzing an audience, writing various types of business documents and correspondence, and designing and delivering effective PowerPoint presentations – all from a leadership perspective. (3 credit hours)
|BUS 2361||Business and Technology|
Designed to prepare students for successful entry level employment in office occupations for the 21st century. It provides an in-depth study of how modern society uses the World Wide Web as a communication tool, and how communication has evolved in the world of business.
The topics covered in the course will include models for online communities, alliance building in an online environment, the use of online interaction across international borders, and the concept of networking and telecommunications. (3 credit hours)
|MGT 2551||Inter-Cultural Management|
Focuses on the value systems, challenges and opportunities among people and organizations of various cultures.
Emphasis is placed on issues related to employee diversity in terms of gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic class and cultural background. (3 credit hours)
|HRM 3302||Employee Benefits|
Offers a study of the administration and maintenance of benefits through the perspective of the human resources professional. The framework of the course is based on a systematic journey through the field of benefits and how and why there is an important link to compensation.Topics include the economics and regulation of benefits, retirement, health and life insurance, government mandated benefits, paid time off, accommodations, and managing the employee benefits system. (3 credit hours)
|LED 4547||Human Relations and Interpersonal Skills|
This course emphasizes interpersonal skills rather than leadership theories and research. It blends current and traditional topics with a heavy emphasis on skill development and self-assessment.
Students develop the ability to recognize and expand the capabilities of those working under them for the overall benefit of both the organization and the individual. (3 credit hours)
|HRM 4601||Staffing Organizations |
Topics include staffing models, labor market unions, employment law, job analysis, recruitment, writing effective advertising copy, selection (including interviewing techniques), orientation, and voluntary and involuntary terminations.
This course emphasizes on the ethical and legal considerations involved in staffing decisions. (3 credit hours)
|HIS 3050||World Civilization||3|
- Tuition per Unit: $406
- Tuition per 3 Unit Course: $1,218
- Total Program Tuition: $48,720 (120 units)
Graduates of the BSBA program should be able to:
BSBA PLO #1: Formulate advanced knowledge of business related topics through the composition of assignments that incorporate practical application of concepts.
BSBA PLO #2: Compose assignments that demonstrate an understanding of electronic scholarly resources through a synthesis of business related topics.
BSBA PLO #3: Assess business resource requirements and processes through evidence based decision making.
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