Business Administration Course Descriptions
Business Law I - 3 Credits
This course covers Constitutional Law and the rights and duties that apply to business entities as well as to individuals.
Also covered are Tort Law, body and property injury, as well as harm to reputation in the business context; Criminal Law, specifically those areas pertinent to business, such as bribery and embezzlement; Intellectual Property Law, including copyright, patent and trademark laws; Contract Law, which encompasses sales contracts and the application of the Uniform Commercial Code as well as common law contracts, such as employment contracts.
Business Law II - 3 Credits
This course continues the study of Contracts and the Uniform Commercial Code and proceeds to Agency Law, which governs employer-employee fiduciary and contractual relationships. The Workers Compensation Act, including advantages and disadvantages to both employer and employee, is examined. Also covered are Sole Proprietorship, Partnership Law, both common and statutory provisions, Corporate Law and Bankruptcy Law.
Managerial Communications - 3 Credits
This course provides instruction in organization and construction of the written, technological, and oral communication used in modern business. Effective communication at all levels is necessary for leaders in organizations. Well-developed communication skills will provide students with a framework for excellence across all business activities. Students will develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in multiple modes both inside and outside of their organizations.
Logistics Management - 3 Credits
This course focuses on physical distribution, sourcing activities and production. The study of logistics entails understanding the planning and control decisions related to movements and storage of materials and the impact on business operations. Two distinct types of logistics will be studied, inbound and outbound logistics. A number of topics, including warehousing, transportation, packaging and inventory theory, combine with an understanding of the customer’s focus to help develop an understanding of systems that maximize customer utility and contribute to overall processes of continuous improvement. Emphasis is placed on the impact of logistics processes on the customer as well as internal operations.
e-Government: The New Legal Environment of Business - 3 Credits
This is a web supported course that examines the developing concept of e-government. Students become familiar with the methods used by state and federal government to regulate business by means of government websites. Assessment is based on student-generated portfolio.
Cross listed with LAW325.
Business Ethics - 3 Credits
This course examines the ethical issues and dilemmas that challenge the business leader, the business organization, and the capitalist system. Emphasis is on the development of an ethical culture based in fairness, honesty and persistence. Cases, readings, and discussions serve to integrate ethical reflection with management decision making.
Business Policy Seminar - 3 Credits
This seminar requires students to utilize concepts presented in all prior business and economics courses in analyzing corporate business strategies. Students will focus on strategic thinking, leadership, and understanding the interconnected nature of all business activity. The course examines how businesses plan and react to factors affecting their success. Emphasis is placed on best practices and change management processes. Simulations and case studies are used with the goal of allowing students to develop and present their mastery of strategic business issues. Oral and written reports are required.
Prerequisite: Senior standing in the undergraduate business programs.