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.
BBL 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 credit hours)
BBL 394 Technology Applications
In this course, students establish computer skills for productivity using spreadsheets, graphical presentations, and database tools. Course content teaches students confidence and familiarity with professional-level computing suites and applications in a hands-on format. (2 credit hours)
BBL 352 Business Law & Government Regulations
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 credit hours)
BBL 381 Principles of Finance
Students are introduced to the principles and concepts of finance, including financial statements, ratio analysis, time value of money, risk and return, and cash management. The course emphasizes the significance of finance in the decision-making process. (4 credit hours)
BBL 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 credit hours)
BBL 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. BBL 310 satisfies the written English general education requirement distribution. (3 credit hours)
BBL 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 credit hours)
BBL 482 Principles of Marketing
Students examine 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 credit hours)
BBL 440 Managing Human Resources
This course introduces students to the essential elements of personnel management. Students study employee recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation. Students learn the processes of wage, salary, and benefit administration. The course also emphasizes the importance of labor relations. (3 credit hours)
BBL 360 Business Research Methods
Students explore investigative methodologies including quantitative and qualitative design structures. Focus is placed on interpreting studies and understanding the limitations of such as well as designing methods of collecting information to aid in problem solving. BBL 360 satisfies the math general education requirement distribution. (3 credit hours)
BBL 433 Building Organizational Climates
Students discover the elements that create organizational climates. After reviewing the literature and foundations of organizational climates, students develop systematic methods of building climates within organizations. (3 credit hours)
BBL 365 Leadership: Lessons from History
Students evaluate leadership lessons learned across time by surveying leaders and applying leadership theory to their styles. Readings will illuminate the actions taken by many leaders as they struggled with making ethical decisions, thinking critically and building teams of people. (3 credit hours)
BBL 397 Leading and Coaching Teams
Students experience an applied approach to effectively leading and coaching models and apply these concepts. Students develop structures, processes, and strategies to create and maintain effective teams. (3 credit hours)
BBL 473 Project Leadership
Students analyze common mistakes and pitfalls made in project management. The course surveys broad concepts including successful project planning, organization, and implementation. Topics include the project management life cycle, work planning technologies, and evaluation techniques. (2 credit hours)