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BAS Course Descriptions


GEB 3213
Business Writing
3 sem. hrs.
This course emphasizes the basics of business writing while reviewing the various kinds of written business correspondence. Students are expected to integrate business decision making and analytical thinking skills into the content. Students must be able to determine solutions to problem-based exercises. PR: ENC 1101 or equivalent; junior level status or permission of the chair is required. (This course number was formerly GEB 3212).  Business Writing is a prerequisite or co-requisite for BAS courses.

MAN 3353
Management Theory and Practices
3 sem. hrs.
This course examines management theory, relevant applications and cases, self-management, teamwork, global awareness, and communication for the development of management competencies. PR: Junior level status or permission of the chair is required.

MAN 3240
Organizational Behavior
3 sem. hrs.
This course is a study of individual and group behavior in organizations. Students will develop an understanding of how organizations can be managed more effectively. Course content includes motivation, group dynamics, conflict resolution, goal setting and rewards, job design, work stress, power/politics, and organizational change and development. PR: Junior level status or permission of the chair is required.

BUL 3130
Legal, Ethical, and Social Aspects of Business
3 sem. hrs.
This course explores the nature of legal, ethical, and societal environments of business. Emphasis is placed on business's social, legal, political, and ethical responsibilities to both external and internal groups in business. Topics include corporate social responsibility, legal, political and ethical aspects of business, state and federal laws, contracts, intellectual property, employment law, product liability, safety issues, and environmental regulation. PR: Junior level status or permission of the chair is required.

ACG 3024
Accounting for Non-financial Majors
3 sem. hrs.
This course addresses the use of accounting information by non-financial managers. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of accounting information and the language of financial accounting to effectively participate in activities such as planning, investment, control, and managerial decision making. PR: MAC1105 or equivalent; junior level status or permission of the chair is required.

MAN 4162
Customer Relations for Managers
3 sem. hrs.
This course examines relationship building for all customers of an organization. The impact of culture and diversity on business relationships, successful negotiation strategies, and promotion of the organization through media relations are discussed. PR: Junior level status or permission of the chair is required.

MAN 4301
Human Resource Management

3 sem. hrs.
This course is a study of the functions of human resource management including recruitment, selection, benefits and compensation, performance evaluation, development of employees, and formulation of human resource procedures. The strategic role of human resources and current issues will be discussed. PR: Junior level status or permission of the chair is required.

ISM 4011
Introduction to Management Information Systems

4 sem. hrs.
This course provides an introduction to the use of information technology in the business environment. The language, concepts, structures and processes involved in the management of information systems will be discussed. The course will have an applications component where software will be used to support managerial decision making. PR: ISM 2000 or CGS 2100 or equivalent. Senior level status or permission of the chair is required.

MAN 4120
Leadership Challenges and Supervision

3 sem. hrs.
Discussion and application of leadership theories include skill formation to develop leadership abilities. Team building skills are emphasized to enhance leadership effectiveness. Students learn the importance of visioning in their organizations. PR: Senior level status or permission of the chair is required.

GEB 4891
Strategic Management and Decision Making

4 sem. hrs.
This course emphasizes strategic planning and strategy implementation in an organization. Students learn how to perform internal and external audits, identify problems, formulate goals and objectives, develop action plans, and evaluate the effectiveness of the outcome of the plan. Case studies are used to promote decision-making abilities. PR: Senior level status or permission of the chair is required.

MAN 4504
Operational Decision Making
3 sem. hrs.
This course focuses on operational decision-making management techniques to improve the processes and productivity in organizations. Discussion of quality and outcomes, efficiency, forecasting, work-flow processes, inventory control, design of goods and services, waiting lines and critical path. Managing a project from beginning to end, including how to identify needs, and define, assign and track items, is addressed. PR: Senior level status or permission of the chair is required.

GEB 4930
Selected Topics in Management

3 sem. hrs.
Current topics, issues, and trends pertinent to supervisors and managers are discussed. PR: Senior level status or permission of the chair is required.

MAN 4900
Capstone Project in Supervision and Management

4 sem. hrs.
This course focuses on the integration of knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the program through a capstone project. PR: Senior level status or permission of the chair is required. To be taken during the last semester of the program.

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