Bachelor of Business Administration
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General Education Course Requirements
The general education course requirements are listed below:
Business Course Descriptions
Based on reasonable projections of faculty availability and appropriate curriculum considerations, the following courses can change as deemed necessary by Baker University to fulfill its role and mission. Approximately 18 months are required to fulfill the core program requirements. Courses must be completed in the order recommended by the University.
BBA 342 Introduction to Management Concepts
This introductory course for adult students pursuing an undergraduate degree covers topics such as program planning, group interaction, written and oral communication skills, personality inventory, and other important skills. (2 credits)
BBA 351 Management and Leadership
Designed to provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of managers in the day-to-day operation of organizations, this course examines the critical roles of leadership, decision making, and communication and explores aspects of motivation and managing conflict, change, and diversity in contemporary organizations. (3 credits)
BBA 446 Project Planning for Managers
This course introduces the concepts and procedures essential to project-centered organizations. Learn about team development and conflict resolution, and use industry-leading software to enhance the project management process, including task assignment, project control, scheduling, and budgeting. (3 credits)
BBA 373 Accounting for Business
Accounting for Business goes beyond the mechanics of financial accounting to provide a more advanced understanding of accounting practices. It incorporates financial and managerial accounting concepts, including statement of cash flows, budgeting for planning and control, cost accounting systems, and break-even analysis. (3 credits)
BBA 482 Principles of Marketing
Principles of Marketing examines the nature of marketing and how it identifies and satisfies consumer needs. Learn about strategic marketing processes in an organization, the environmental factors that affect marketing, how consumers reach buying decisions, marketing research methodology, and the marketing mix elements, product, price, place and promotion. (3 credits)
BBA 484 Finance, Capital, and Management
Finance, Capital, and Management develops the basic financial skills used in decision making within the business organization for long-term financing, capital budgeting, working capital management, and related areas. (4 credits)
BBA 310 Prior Learning and Writing Development
Prior Learning and Writing Development assists students in improving writing skills while affording them the opportunity to complete a Prior Learning Assessment portfolio for additional credit. Students will review academic writing conventions with emphasis on content, organization, research methodology, critical thinking, and proofreading. This course introduces students to Bloom’s Taxonomy and Kolb's Model of Experiential Learning. Students learn to evaluate their learning experiences in order to ascertain learning outcomes and improve their critical thinking skills through examination and analysis of life experience. (Satisfies written English requirement) (3 credits)
BBA 311 Technology in the Workplace
Technology in the Workplace presents the many forms of information systems that provide data to contemporary organizations, including databases, the Internet, and decision support systems. The course reviews system design, infrastructure, security, and electronic commerce. Satisfies the Computer Science requirement. (3 credits)
BBA 382 Principles of Economics
Principles of Economics presents the basic principles and concepts of economics, including cost, supply and demand, elasticity, costs and benefits, GDP, inflation, fiscal and monetary policy, and international trade. Learn about these principles with an emphasis on how they influence business decisions. (4 credits)
BBA 353 Organizational Structure and Behavior
In Organizational Structure and Behavior, students examine organizational theory and its applications. Theories of organizational structure, organizational behavior, and the interaction between the two are studied and applied. (3 credits)
BBA 371 Data Development and Analysis
Data Development and Analysis is an introduction to statistics. Students learn how to conduct proper data collection and analysis, and how to interpret and use statistics to enhance business decisions. (Satisfies math requirement) (4 credits)
BBA 352 Business Law and Government Regulation
Business Law and Government Regulation examines the formation and application of common law, the Uniform Commercial Code, and administrative agency law in relation to the business organization. (3 credits)
BBA 455 Business Policy Analysis
Find out about the contemporary policy issues facing business professionals, and integrate the various disciplines encountered in the BBA program. The course focuses on learning to evaluate alternatives and construct an effective policy statement. (3 credits)