Bachelor of Business Administration Online
Curriculum: The Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree Completion program offers a challenging variety of courses intended to give you a well-rounded background in all aspects of operating a business. The program helps you develop your critical thinking, problem solving, leadership and other skills that you can put to use on the job today as well as establish a foundation for lifelong learning.
These online business courses will help equip you to adapt to the complex and constantly changing business environment, including the globalization of our economy and advances in technology. They will give you a credential that can serve as a launching pad for a variety of business operation and leadership positions, as well as an advanced degree in business if so desired.
The curriculum of the 61-credit-hour program is listed below. The BBA is a cohort program with a prescribed sequence of courses. However, we understand that life events can intervene and our academic advisors will work with you to rearrange the sequence if circumstances do not allow you to participate during a given term or terms. Our courses are eight weeks in length with the exception of BA 300 and BA 495 which are taken concurrently in the last semester for a twelve-week period.
These courses are listed in the order in which they are taken in the BBA Program. At the end of this list are courses that are to be taken as substitutes for ACTG 210, ACTG 211, ECON 220 and IDS 200 if these courses (or their equivalent) were previously taken at another institution.
MGMT 340 Introduction to Organizations
3 hours. Important organization and management concepts and applications and their relevance to individual and organizational goal attainment are discussed. Emphasizes organizational structure, systems, processes, and change - national and global.
BA 200 Managerial Communication
3 hours. Principles of effective business communication applied to practice in writing and speaking, individual and team work; emphasis on written communication.
MGMT 350 Business and Its External Environment
3 hours. Concerns the political, economic, social, legal, regulatory and international environment of business and the ethics and social responsibility of business actions.
IDS 200 Intro to Management Information Systems
4 hours. Introduction to concepts and application of information technology for solving business problems and supporting organizational functions. Includes hands-on instruction on use of computer-based productivity tools.
MKTG 360 Introduction to Marketing
3 hours. The role of marketing in business and society. The marketing decision process in domestic and international settings. Required of all students in the College of Business Administration.
ENTR 310 Introduction to Entrepreneurship
3 hours. Introduction to the concepts of entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition, characteristics of entrepreneurs, creativity, the role of the entrepreneur in the economy and society, and entrepreneurship in non-entrepreneurial settings. Prerequisite(s): BA 200.
ECON 220 Microeconomics: Theory and Applications
3 hours. The price system, consumer behavior, market demand, the firm's technology and costs, perfect and imperfect competition, government regulation, general equilibrium and resource allocation, applications.
IDS 270 Business Statistics I
4 hours. Survey of concepts and techniques for business applications of statistics. Use of computer software for tabulation and analysis of data.
IDS 371 Business Statistics II
3 hours. Continuation of survey of statistical concepts and techniques for operational and managerial decisions. Use of computer software for analysis of data. Prerequisite(s): IDS 270.
ACTG 210 Introduction to Financial Accounting
3 hours. Concepts and standards underlying the preparation and analysis of external reports; alternative effects and role of accounting in the business environment and capital markets.
ACTG 211 Introduction to Managerial Accounting
3 hours. Management planning and control; cost concepts and measurement; cost accounting systems; analysis of cost and volume-profit relationships; standard costs and variances; and budget preparation. Prerequisite(s): ACTG 210.
BA 290 Business Ethics
2 hours. A one semester 2 credit hour required elective of all non-accounting business majors, to aid our students in the formation of the attitude, disposition and habit of thinking, working and living in an ethical environment.
ACTG 355 Business Law I: Commercial Transactions
3 hours. Commercial transactions including: contracts, sales of goods, negotiable instruments, and secured transactions. Prerequisite(s): ACTG 211.
FIN 300 Introduction to Finance
3 hours. Description of financial markets. Time value of money. Risk and return. Market valuation of securities. Capital budgeting, capital structure and dividend policy of firms. Recommended background: ACTG 210.
IDS 355 Operations Management
3 hours. Application of management sciences to the planning and design of production, distribution, and service systems.
MGMT 475 - Leadership Theories and Personal Leadership Skills Development
3 hours. Overview of leadership theories, assessment of leadership strengths and weaknesses, and leadership skills training.
MGMT 460 - Business, Society, and the Global Economy
3 hours. Managing in a free enterprise system. Market, regulatory, ethical, and cultural norms. Internationalization of business; urban problems of business; landmark and contemporary case analyses. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350.
FIN 444 - Small Business Finance
3 hours. Aspects of acquiring funds for small business enterprises. Topics include the trade-off of liquidity and profitability, management of working capital, and capitalization. Prerequisite(s): FIN 300.
BA 300 - Advanced Managerial Communications
3 hours. Advanced study of business communication, including practice in the writing of case studies and reports. Prerequisite(s): BA 200.
BA 495 Business Strategy
3 hours. Strategic management and business policy formulation and implementation. Students will utilize knowledge from all functional areas of business to formulate business strategy and implementation plans through case analysis and business simulation tools. Prerequisite(s): ACTG 210 and ACTG 211 and BA 200 and ECON 220 and IDS 200 and IDS 270; and IDS 355 and FIN 300 and MGMT 340 and MGMT 350 and MKTG 360.
NOTE: The following courses will be taken as substitutes for IDS 200, ACTG 210, ACTG 211 and ECON 220 if these courses (or their equivalent) were previously taken at other institutions.
IDS 331 Business Analysis Using Spreadsheets (substitute for IDS 200)
3 hours. Analyzing business cases using spreadsheet software. Effective and efficient use of Excel. Spreadsheet automation using Visual Basic for Applications. Extensive computer use required. Prerequisite(s): IDS 200. Recommended background: ACTG 210
MGMT 463 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (substitute for ECON 220)
3 hours. Strategies and techniques for successful agreement negotiation and business conflict resolution. Includes applications to classic situations such as collective bargaining, interpersonal relations, and stakeholder concerns. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340.
MGMT 466 Managerial Effectiveness Through Diversity (substitute for ACTG 210)
3 hours. Management of diverse work forces. Discrimination, affirmative action, career development, socialization and social change policies; historical, psychological, sociological, legal and managerial viewpoints. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340.
MGMT 485 Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (substitute for ACTG 211)
3 hours. Theories and techniques for designing and implementing corporate sustainability and responsibility programs to create private and social value. Prerequisite(s): MGMT 340 and MGMT 350.