Business Course Descriptions

BA 101
Introduction to Business -- 4 Credits


Survey course in the field of business including topics such as management, finance
accounting, marketing, production, computers, international business, small business,
investments and other areas of general business interest. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115,
and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. (May be offered only via
distance education.)

BA 205
Business Communication Using Technology -- 4 Credits


Focuses on using current technology to create, revise, and design business documents:
letters, memos, email, reports, minutes, simple instructions, and resumes. Incorporates
the use of library and Internet resources to collect information. Includes oral presentations
using technology presentation tools. Recommended: WR 121, BA 131, CAS 133, or
computer literacy, BA 101. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent
placement test scores. Audit available. (May be offered only via distance education.)

BA 206
Management Fundamentals -- 3 Credits


Introduces business management theory, including the basic functions of planning,
organizing, directing, leading, and controlling as well as factors contributing to change in
current management approaches. Recommended: BA 101, Introduction to Business.
Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit
available. (May be offered only via distance education.)

BA 211
Principles of Accounting I -- 3 Credits


Introduces financial accounting theory, including the accounting cycle, analysis and
recording of transactions, and reporting financial information in accordance with generally
accepted accounting principles. Recommend: MTH 60 and BA 111. Prerequisite: WR 115,
RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. (May be
offered only via distance education.)

BA 212
Principles of Accounting II -- 3 Credits


Continues the presentation of fundamental issues begun in BA 211. Introduces statement
of cash flows and financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20
or equivalent placement test scores; and BA 211. Audit available.

BA 213
Managerial Accounting -- 4 Credits


Covers accounting information from management perspective for planning, performance
evaluation and for decision making purposes. Includes cost concepts, product costing,
costvolumeprofit relationships, profit planning, variance analysis, responsibility
accounting and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: BA 211. Audit available. (May be offered
only via distance education.)

BA 223
Principles of Marketing -- 4 Credits


Provides a general knowledge of marketing emphasizing marketing mix elements and
target markets for consumer and industrial products, marketing strategies, customer
behavior, market planning and promotion. Recommended: BA 101. Prerequisites: WR
115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. (May be
offered only via distance education.)

BA 224
Human Resource Management -- 3 Credits


Attention is given to human behavior, employment, employee development, performance
appraisal, wage and salary administration, employment and job rights, discipline and due
process, and labormanagementrelations. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20
or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. (May be offered only via distance
education.)

BA 226
Business Law I -- 4 Credits


Discusses fundamental concepts, principles, and rules of law that apply to business
transactions. Includes the function and operation of the courts, business crimes, torts,
contract law, intellectual property, the application of the Uniform Commercial Code to
business activities and recent developments in business law, such as cyberlaw and
electronic commerce. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent
placement test scores. Audit available. (May be offered only via distance education.)

BA 249
Principles of Retailing and Etailing --
3 Credits
Covers analyzing target market, developing retail marketing mix elements, and reviewing
store planning techniques used by retailers. Includes discussions of changing retailing
environment and impact of government regulations. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and
MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. (May be offered only via
distance education.)