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Academic Year

2014-2015

School

Bill Greehey School of Business School Web site

School Dean

Tanuja Singh, D.B.A. tsingh@stmarytx.edu

Department

Business Administration

Department Chair

Richard Priesmeyer, Ph.D. rpriesmeyer@stmarytx.edu

Department Courses and Descriptions

Department Courses and Descriptions
BA 1310
Fundamentals of Business Enter (3)
An overview of the nature of business and its environment. Emphasizes the dynamic importance of business in everyday living and its influence on the consumer, the nation, and the world. Students will develop or enhance technological, communication, and team work skills. Declared Business majors only. (Fall; Spring)

BA 3351
Legal Environment of Business (3)
A study of the legal and political framework in which business operates, including coverage of legal procedure, judicial, legislative, and administrative law with emphasis on ethics, employer/employee relations, consumer protection, securities regulation, anti-trust, and environmental protection (Fall; Spring)

BA 4100
Special Studies in Busin Admin (1)
A study of selected topics in Business Administration. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

BA 4200
Special Studies in Busin Admin (2)
A study of selected topics in Business Administration. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

BA 4300
Special Studies in Busin Admin (3)
A study of selected topics in Business Administration. Specific subject indicated each time the course is offered. May be used as elective credit and repeated when specific subject changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

BA 4320
Management Consulting (3)
Student teams act as consultants to businesses to analyze the various functions of business as they pertain to entrepreneurial endeavors. Managerial awareness and analytical skills in business problem solving are developed. (Fall; Spring) Prerequisites: Senior standing and consent of instructor. Open only to students pursuing a B.B.A. degree.

BA 4325
Non-Linear Management (3)
This course introduces students to new concepts and methods from the field of non-linear systems theory (i.e. chaos theory). The course presents underlying theory but takes an applied approach that allows students to see how non-linear methods have been used in financial analysis, marketing, team dynamics, organizational behavior, healthcare, disaster management, and quality control. Students are provided research materials and unique software. Students select research topics related to their major and perform original research using the software and methods.

BA 4333
Business and Professinal Ethic (3)
This course meets the requirement of the state of Texas for CPA candidates to have a business and professional ethics course, and provides a broader discussion of ethics issues that are important to business and the free enterprise system. It is open to all upper division business majors and to other upper division students by permission of the instructor.

BA 4334
Business Ethics &Corp Soc Resp (3)
Students learn the fundamentals of ethical leadership, the most common ethical lapses that occur within organizations, methods of making ethical decisions when confronted with ethical dilemmas, how to develop and implement ethical business strategies, the roles and responsibilities of business in the global economy, and the effects of business on society. Students may be required to complete an extensive project, as well as attend functions off-campus related to the course. Prerequisite: Senior status.

BA 4350
Exploring Entrepreneurs (3)
Students enrolled in this class have the rare opportunity to hear autobiographical speeches from nationally known entrepreneurs and senior executives about their "road maps" to success. Students read biographies of well known entrepreneurs, analyze prospective success patterns, and contribute to the class through verbal and written projects.

BA 4380
Business Policy & Strategy (3)
Students will demonstrate ability to successfully integrate the business core as well as ability to coordinate activities as members of a management team by managing firms in a nationally competitive computer simulation. Student learning will be assessed by requiring all students take a major field achievement test to demonstrate the level at which they have mastered core business knowledge and skills. Prerequisites: Senior Standing and completion of the business core: AC2310, AC 2320, BA 3351, FN 3310, BA 3325W, MN 3330, IB 3321W, MK 3310, QM 3320 and QM 4330, QM 3330 or AC 3331.

BA 5350
Exploring Entrepreneurship (3)
Students enrolled in this class have the rare opportunity to hear autobiographical speeches from nationally known entrepreneurs and senior executives about their "road maps" to success. Students read biographies of well known entrepreneurs, analyze prospective success patterns, and contribute to the class through verbal and written projects.

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