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Course Descriptions

Business Administration

BADM 120 Fundamentals of Business 3 cr. Students will develop an understanding of the abilities and skills required for success in future business and nonbusiness careers and endeavors within society. This course may not be taken by business majors during their final two semesters. An excellent course for beginning students and nonbusiness majors.

BADM 226 Quantitative Methods for Business 3 cr. Introduction to the application of mathematical, statistical, and quantitative techniques to business decision making. Topics addressed will include introductory applied calculus, applied statistics, forecasting, queuing theory, and simulation. Prerequisites: MATH 240, BOTE 247 and ECON 201.

BADM 301 Fundamentals of Management 3 cr. Focuses on the nature of management, the evolution of management thought, strategic management and planning concepts, decision making and creative problem solving, and motivation and leadership in a changing environment. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

BADM 303 Human Resource Management 3 cr. Includes personnel policies, programs, and procedures, standards, employment, staffing, wage and salary administration, personnel laws, and personnel research. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 304 Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management 3 cr. Introductory entrepreneurship course is intended to provide a solid foundation in terms of the vital role played by entrepreneurs, innovation and creativity in the global economy. The various components of a business plan are introduced. This course is complemented at the end of the management program with the entrepreneurship and new venture creation course. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 307 International Business 3 cr. (Diversity) Introduces conceptual and operational problems of participating in international business. Coverage includes a study of managerial, marketing, financial, accounting, legal, economic and cultural environments in foreign markets for the conduct of world business. Prerequisites: BADM 301 and 321.

BADM 309 Safety Management 3 cr. Introduces safety management in the work place and its application to the law, OSHA, cost analysis, program organization, and safety program administration. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 321 Marketing 3 cr. Acquaints students with the principles, concepts and perspectives underlying marketing functions, including the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of products, services, and ideas, and the role of marketing in society. Prerequisite: Sophomore status.

BADM 324 Integrated Marketing Communications 3 cr. Acquaints students with the role of integrated marketing communications concepts and practices in enhancing the equity of brands, and provides thorough coverage of all aspects of an IMC program: advertising, promotions, packaging, and branding strategies, point of purchase communications, marketing oriented public relations, and event and cause oriented sponsorships. Prerequisite: BADM 321 or permission of instructor.

BADM 406 Professional Business Ethics 3 cr. Studies of ethical issues faced by businesses including distributive justice, capitalism, decision-making, corporate responsibility, corporate morality, governance, whistle-blowing, hiring policies, codes of ethics, advertising, safety, pollution, and foreign business practices. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 408 Negotiations 3 cr. The study of negotiation to include framing, strategizing, planning, tactics, negotiating, and settlement. The course of study includes individual, organizational, and collective bargaining processes. It also includes practical applications of bargaining processes through group projects. Prerequisite: BADM 301.

BADM 416 Operations Management 3 cr. Introduces the concepts, issues, and problems of operations management and the management of the production function. Problems are analyzed and solutions are recommended. Microcomputer applications are addressed. Prerequisites: BADM 226 and BADM 301.

BADM 421 Applied Business Research 3 cr. Explores the full range of activities involved in the marketing research process for business including research and measurement concepts, sampling and field work, and data analysis and presentation. Prerequisite: BADM 321.

BADM 422 Consumer Behavior 3 cr. Studies the consumer decision-making process in the purchase of goods and services. Emphasis is placed on developing and understanding the determinants of consumer behavior and the appropriate application of marketing strategies. Prerequisite: BADM 321 or permission of instructor.

BADM 424 Logistics and Channel Management 3 cr. Explores channels of distribution considering behavioral, social, and economic aspects of the distribution system to include transportation, inventory management, order processing, purchasing, warehousing, materials handling, packaging, customer service, and product scheduling. Prerequisite: BADM 321.

BADM 427 International Marketing 3 cr. (Diversity)Introduces the essentials of conducting international marketing operations to include estimating market potential, developing entry strategies, and managing and controlling marketing programs. Prerequisite: BADM 321.

BADM 436 Organizational Behavior Principles and Practices 3 cr. Includes the principles, concepts, and processes that interpret human relations in management at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Prerequisite: BADM 303.

BADM 437 International Culture and Management 3 cr. (Diversity) Examines the impact of culture on business practices and introduces the student to the management process in an international setting. Includes an examination of comparative systems and environmental conditions and their impact on management decisions. Prerequisite: BADM 307.

BADM 462 International Business Strategy 3 cr. Provides an international business capstone experience. Case studies il lustrating international business decisions and operations are emphasized. Prerequisite: BADM 307.

BADM 465 Strategic Management 3 cr. An analysis of the objectives of business firms and the development and evaluation of strategies and policies designed to meet these objectives. Cases are emphasized. Prerequisites: BADM 301, 321 and FIN 353.

BADM 488 Marketing Strategy 3 cr. Management of marketing organizations and integration of functions, with emphasis on planning and designing strategies and applying tools and techniques for problem solving and decision making. Co-requisites: BADM 324, BADM 422 and BADM 427 Prerequisites: BADM 321 and BADM 421.

BADM 489 Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation 3 cr. This course focuses on entrepreneurship, new venture creation, and the completion of your own business plan. The business plan applies principles, concepts and a framework to real world situations. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 321, BADM 321, BADM 304, and FIN 353.

BADM 496 Study Abroad 3 cr. MSU faculty-led study trips to appropriate locations. Will include additional requirements beyond travel itself. May be repeated for credit for different countries. Grading Basis: S/U. Repeatable up to 9 credits.

BADM 497 Internships 2-9 cr. A cooperative occupational training program in the area of marketing, finance, and management. Maximum of 3 credits will count toward major. Prerequisite(s): junior status, BADM major and consent of instructor. Grading Basis: S/U. Repeatable for credit up to 9 cr.

BADM 498 Management Capstone 3 cr. This course focuses on entrepreneurship, new venture creation, and the completion of a business plan. The business plan applies principles, concepts and a framework to real world situations. Co-requisite: BADM 465. Prerequisites: BADM 416 and BADM 489.

BADM 499 Special Topics in Business Administration 1-8 cr. Topics are variable. Offerings include visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one time offerings of current topics. Repeatable for credit as topics change.