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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.
BML 300 Introduction to Business Management and Leadership
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. (3 credits)
BML 305 Effective Business Communication
This course prepares students for writing and speaking in professional settings and in future SPGS courses. Students learn to write analytically and persuasively with a reader-centered approach. Students will employ the writing process of invention, drafting, editing and revision. Students will become skilled at finding and eliminating most common writing errors and learn to write succinctly. BML 305 satisfies the written English general education requirement distribution. (3 credits)
BML 315 Best Practices in 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)
BML 320 Economic Trends in Business and Leadership
This course 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. (3 credits)
BML 327 Leveraging Technology in Decision Making
This course 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. This course satisfies the computer science requirement. (3 credits)
BML 333 Business Analytics
Introduces analytics and statistics as applied to managerial planning and issues. Emphasis is on conceptual understanding as well as conducting analytic analyses. Students learn the limitations and potential of business analytics with hands-on experience. The course covers the basic concepts of analytic model building and its role in rational decision making. Students are encouraged to take an analytic view of decision making by examination of trade-offs, constraints, uncertainty and analyses. Students collect and analyze analytics to prepare and present a comprehensive final project report. (3 credits)
BML 336 Innovative Marketing Strategies
This course examines the nature of marketing and how it identifies and satisfies consumer needs. Learn innovative marketing processes, the environmental factors that affect marketing, how consumers reach buying decisions, marketing research methodology, and the marketing mix of elements, product, price, place and promotion. (3 credits)
BML 342 Financial Drivers for Sustainability
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. (3 credits)
BML 348 Strategic Human Resources
This course introduces 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 importance of labor relations is also emphasized. (3 credits)
BML 352 Business Law and Government Regulations
This course examines the formation and application of common law, the Uniform Commercial Code and administrative agency law in relation to the business organization. (3 credits)
BBL 4443 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 credits)
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 credits)
BBL 373 Applied Accounting for Business Decisions
This course 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)
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 credits)
BBL 465 Leadership Project
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 technique. (3 credits)