Aug 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BA 1000 - Business Foundations

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This introductory business class acts as a survey of foundational business topics and introduces students to the many core concepts needed to pursue their chosen business program. Topics include economics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, and human resources, where classroom lectures and discussions will prepare students pursuing a business degree. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Assess current ethical, economic, and global issues in business, including knowledge on the difference between ethics and corporate social responsibility, major world marketplaces, trade agreements and their collective impacts on business
  • Understand the basic marketing concepts and the decisions made by marketers, such as the different ways to price or promote a product
  • Describe basic human resources practices including hiring, developing, engaging, managing and retaining employees in a corporation
  • Develop a basic understanding of business accounting and finance principles, like the components of a balance sheet cash flow and income statement and how each are used in business
  • Demonstrate an understanding of management practices and how companies define quality and flexibility to meet customer and market trends

Coordinator
Dr. Michael Payne



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