Business Administration (BA)

BA 3301 Professional Written Comm

An interdisciplinary study and practice of the fundamental communication principles for memoranda, letter, and report writing. Emphasis is placed on clear, accurate, and concise writing in a variety of professional settings.

Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 and ENGL 1302.

BA 3310 Legal Environment of Business

A study of the role of law and ethics in business and society. How political and social issues affect the law. Government regulation including protection of the environment and antitrust law. General principles of contracts, commercial transactions, property law and international law. Types of business associations including partnerships and corporations. Written and/or oral presentations are required. Prerequsite: Junior standing.

BA 3320 International Business

An introductory course in international business, it provides an interdisciplinary business background for understanding the growing commercial and economic interdependence among nations and the complexities of doing business across national boundaries. Written and/or oral presentations are required.

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

BA 3330 Intro to Oil and Gas Industry

This course provides a survey of the oil and gas industry. Topics include lifecycle of a hydrocarbon, global supply and demand, production facilities, property rights, easements, the oil and gas lease, geology, role of government, and the business of oil and gas. This course is designed to expose students to the oil and gas industry through various topics, which include the initial idea of drilling a well to the final end-user pumping gas in their car; US oil and gas property rights versus other countries; global supply and demand; and driving issues that influences development.

BA 4199 Issues in Business Adm

A problems course focusing on current issues. May be repeated once when topic changes. Prerequsite: Junior standing.

BA 4299 Issues in Business Adm

A problems course focusing on current issues. May be repeated once when topic changes. Prerequsite: Junior standing.

BA 4390 Business Strategy

An integrative course designed to prepare the student to make decisions concerning executive-level planning, policy formulation, and implementation. Case studies and business simulation are used to expose the student to administrative responsibilities. Written and/or oral presentations are required. Must be taken during final semester prior to graduation.

BA 4398 Business Internship

A directed internship in an organization to provide business students with a learning experience supervised by professionals in an organizational setting appropriate to the student s career objectives. (requires a minimum of 135 clock hours). These credits may be applied towards electives for any COBA degree and will be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. May be repeated; however, only 3 SCH may be used toward a degree program.

Prerequisites: Must have completed 90 SCH (or 75 SCH with the approval of the student s Department Chair) and have at least an overall 2.50 GPA with more than a 3.00 GPA in the student s major courses.

BA 4399 Issues in Business Adm

A problems course focusing on current issues. May be repeated once when topic changes. Prerequsite: Junior standing.

BA 5199 Special Issues in Business Adm

Course examines timely topics of concern to business decision makers. May be repeated once when topics vary.

BA 5201 Concepts in Fin and Eco

This course provides the foundation in Finance and Economics necessary for admission to the MBA program. Grading for the course is on a P/F basis.

BA 5202 Concepts in Acc and Info Sys

This course provides the foundation in Accounting and Information Systems necessary for admission to the MBA program. Grading for the course is on a P/F basis.

BA 5203 Concepts in MGT and MKT

This course provides the foundation in Management and Marketing necessary for admission to the MBA program. Grading for the course is on P/F basis.

BA 5299 Special Issues in Business Adm

Course examines timely topics of concern to business decision makers. May be repeated once when topics vary.

BA 5310 Business Research Methods

The purpose of this course is to strengthen the student s ability to analyze a problem, locate resources, conduct an investigation and prepare a final written report. Must be taken during first semester of enrollment in a MBA or MS program. Written and oral presentations are integral components of this course.

Prerequisites: DS 5300 or concurrent enrollment.

BA 5320 Global Environments of Bus

A study of the domestic and foreign perspectives that form the context for business in a diverse and interdependent world. Topical coverage includes: sociocultural diversity; ethical issues; political, legal and regulatory issues; national environmental issues; and the impact of demographic diversity on organizations. Written and oral presentations are integral components of this course.

BA 5330 International Commercial Law

Legal aspects of trade, financing, and forward exchange contracts; comparative analysis under different legal systems; international means of enforcement, adjudication and arbitration.

BA 5390 Strategic Management

A study of the strategic management process dealing with the analysis of the firm in its global environment and the formulation, implementation, control and evaluation of strategies. Written and oral presentations are integral components of this course. Must be taken during final semester prior to graduation.

Prerequisites: Completion of all MBA Business Core courses.

BA 5398 Business Internship

A directed internship in an organization to provide business students with a learning experience supervised by professionals in an organizational setting appropriate to the student s career objectives. (requires a minimum of 135 clock hours). These credits may be applied towards electives for any COBA s degrees and will be graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. May be repeated; however, only three SCH may be used toward a degree program.

Prerequisites: Must have completed 15 SCH with at least a 3.30 GPA for all attempted course work toward the degree, and a maximum of one "Q" or repeated course.

BA 5399 Special Issues in Business Adm

Course examines timely topics of concern to business decision makers. May be repeated once when topics vary.

BA 6198 Directed Read for Comp Exams

This course will prepare PhD students to understand, synthesize and the field of international business and specialty areas through reading of the appropriate literature. This course is graded pass/fail.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required PhD coursework, approval from the PhD Director and scheduled to teach a class in a summer term.

BA 6199 Dissertation Research

This course will prepare PhD students to write and defend a dissertation in the field of international business and specialty areas through completing a research project appropriate for a doctoral graduate. Students must maintain continuous enrollment after passing comprehensive examinations and admission to candidacy. This course is graded pass/fail.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all components of the PhD Comprehensive Examination, approval from the PhD Director and scheduled to teach a class in a summer term.

BA 6310 Advanced Business Rsrch Meths

This course is intended to further develop the students empirical research skill set and examine current research tools outside the student's major.

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor.

BA 6320 Research Iss in Intnl Bus Adm

This course offers an intensive study of the evolution of international business thought and the present state of development of international business theory with emphasis on current contributions to international business theory. The course includes analysis of current topics, issues, and practices in the international business environment not covered in any of the other specialized study courses. It will prepare the student for the intellectual exploration of business in an international arena.

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor

BA 6330 Advanced Regression Models

Applies advanced regression models and methods to the study of international trade.

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor.

BA 6335 Advanced Qualitative Modeling

Applies qualitative modeling methods and techniques to the study of international business administration.

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor.

BA 6340 Covariance Based Strc Eq Model

Applies covariance-based structural equation modeling to the study of international business administration.

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor.

BA 6345 Variance-Based Strc Eq Model

Applies variance-based research methods and techniques to the study of international business administration.

Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor and the Graduate Advisor.

BA 6398 Directed Read for Comp Exams

This course will prepare PhD students to understand, synthesize and evaluate the field of international business and specialty areas through a reading of the appropriate literature. This course is graded pass/fail and may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required PhD coursework.

BA 6399 Dissertation Research

This course will prepare Ph.D. students to write and defend a dissertation in the field of international business and specialty areas through completing a research project appropriate for a doctoral graduate. Students must maintain continuous enrollment after passing comprehensive examinations and admission to candidacy. The course is graded as “In Progress.” No credit will be assigned until dissertation has been completed, successfully defended, and filed with the Ph.D. Program Director. D. Comprehensive Examination.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all components of the Ph.

BA 6698 Directed Read for Comp Exams

This course will prepare PhD students to understand, synthesize and evaluate the field of international business and specialty areas through a reading of the appropriate literature. This course is graded pass/fail and may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required PhD coursework.

BA 6699 Dissertation Research

This course will prepare Ph.D. students to write and defend a dissertation in the field of international business and specialty areas through completing a research project appropriate for a doctoral graduate. Students must maintain continuous enrollment after passing comprehensive examinations and admission to candidacy. The course is graded as “In Progress.” No credit will be assigned until dissertation has been completed, successfully defended, and filed with the Ph.D. Program Director. D. Comprehensive Examination.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all components of the Ph.

BA 6998 Directed Read for Comp Exams

This course will prepare PhD students to understand, synthesize and evaluate the field of international business and specialty areas through a reading of the appropriate literature. This course is graded pass/fail and may be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all required PhD coursework.

BA 6999 Dissertation Research

This course will prepare Ph.D. students to write and defend a dissertation in the field of international business and specialty areas through completing a research project appropriate for a doctoral graduate. Students must maintain continuous enrollment after passing comprehensive examinations and admission to candidacy. The course is graded as “In Progress.” No credit will be assigned until dissertation has been completed, successfully defended, and filed with the Ph.D. Program Director. D. Comprehensive Examination.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all components of the Ph.