B AD-Business Administration

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B AD 1000. Passport to Success I.0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors Only and department permission. A collection of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities to enable Price College students to succeed in the workplace regardless of major. Students are required to earn a total of 40 "milestones" to successfully graduate from Price College of Business. At least 5 and no more than 7 milestones should be earned each semester. Milestones are chosen from an approved list. (F, Sp)

B AD 1001. Personal Computing Productivity Tools.1 Credit Hour.

Computer-assisted introduction to personal computing technology for spreadsheets, word processing, and presentation software. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 1010. Passport to Success II.0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Majors Only and department permission. A collection of curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities to enable Price College students to succeed in the workplace regardless of major. Students are required to earn a total of 40 "milestones" to successfully graduate from Price College of Business. At least 5 and no more than 7 milestones should be earned each semester. Milestones are chosen from an approved list. (F, Sp)

B AD 2091. Business and Professional Basics.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: Declared Business major. Introduces students to the professional world of business. Emphasizes important aspects such as business culture, communications, ethics, social responsibility and business skills development. Prepares students for a professional future and to identify and address strengths and weaknesses for earning that first job. Includes Career Services registration, creation of a usable resume, and exploration of people skills necessary for success in today's workplace. (F, Sp)

B AD 2110. Topics in Business for Non-Majors.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six hours. Course is designed to familiarize and present business related topics to majors in other disciplines of study. Topics will vary and may encompass all divisions within the Price College of Business. (Irreg.)

B AD 2113. Introduction to Business I.3 Credit Hours.

Designed for non-Business majors. Gives each student a comprehensive introduction to the study of business. Focuses on creation and maintenance of a long-term strategic vision for the firm. Introduces and builds an understanding of the functional business areas such as management, marketing, accounting, finance, and information systems. The concepts learned are essential in managing business activities in an increasingly competitive business world. (F, Sp)

B AD 2970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

Special Topics. 1 to 3 hours. May be repeated; Maximum credit nine hours. Special topics course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research, and field projects. (Irreg.)

B AD 3013. Integrated Business Core Practicum.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing; Corequisite: enrollment in Integrated Business Core (L S 3323, MGT 3013, MKT 3013). Students will apply concepts from the corequisite courses to their own start-up business ventures and to community service projects. (F, Sp)

B AD 3023. International Financial Statement Analysis.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with ACCT 3023) Prerequisite: Accounting 2113 and 2123. A review of international financial reporting development, procedures and standards with an emphasis on financial statement interpretation and analysis. Open to accounting majors only as an elective. (Sp)

B AD 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 3513. International Business.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: student must be approved for degree candidacy in the Price College of Business. The nature and economic role of the multinational corporation including the impact of legal, political, educational, sociological, and cultural variables upon firm performance and managerial activity; case studies illustrate managerial, marketing, financial and accounting activities projected across national boundaries. (F, Sp)

B AD 3700. Internship in Business Administration.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: student must be approved for degree candidacy by Price College; permission showing approval from the designated faculty or advisor overseeing internships for credit. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 3710. Topics in Business Administration.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: student must be approved for degree candidacy in Price College of Business. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Permits students to study topics in business administration not included in standard course offerings. Subject of course will vary. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 3960. Honors Reading.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Provides an opportunity for the gifted honors candidate to study materials not usually presented in regular courses.(F, Sp, Su)

B AD 3970. Honors Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Subjects covered vary. Deals with concepts not usually treated in regular courses. (Irreg.)

B AD 3980. Honors Research.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: admission to Honors Program; junior standing. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Independent research on special projects. (F, Sp)

B AD 3990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: permission of instructor and junior standing. May be repeated once with change of content. Independent study may be arranged to study a subject not available through regular course offerings. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 4013. Business Strategy and Policy.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: senior standing and completion of all other College of Business core courses. Administrative decision making with emphasis on analyzing business problems, formulating policies and implementing plans for action; comprehensive cases provide the opportunity to study the proper interrelationships among production, finance, marketing and the many other functions involved in managing a business enterprise. Should be taken in student's final semester. (F, Sp, Su) [V].

B AD 4700. Internship in Business Administration.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing, permission of department and Price College. May be repeated; maximum credit three hours. Application of the theory and principles of business in practical, on-the-job situations. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 4710. Special Problems in Business Administration.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing and permission. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Permits students to study topics in business administration not included in standard course offerings. Subject of course will vary. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 4960. Directed Readings.1-4 Credit Hours.

1 to 4 hours. Prerequisite: good standing in University; permission of instructor and dean. May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for upper-division students who need opportunity to study a specific problem in greater depth than formal course content permits. (Irreg.)

B AD 4970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

B AD 4990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Senior standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

B AD 5001. Quantitative Methods and Modeling I.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisites: graduate standing; departmental permission. Review of important mathematical concepts used in business decision making (emphasis on problem solving). Spreadsheets are used as the principal device for building models. The course covers concepts in the effective spreadsheet design and use. Through development and usage of specific spreadsheets, students will become well-versed in verbalizing, visualizing, forming equations, and calculating answers to key types of business problems. (Irreg.)

B AD 5010. Foundations of MBA Success.0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: departmental permission; graduate standing; majors only. This course provides an orientation to the Price MBA program, and is an essential ingredient for succeeding in the program and beyond. (F)

B AD 5100. MBA Professional Development-Part A.0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to full-time MBA program. Designed to hone leadership capabilities and polish professional skills. The seminars cover topics such as oral communication and report writing, networking, team dynamics and facilitation, resume writing, effective negotiations, career planning and development, business etiquette, interview technique and skills, and other contemporary business topics as they arise. Also offers access to a variety of innovative leaders, experts and advisors. Opportunities also arise which may include speakers ad networking events. (F)

B AD 5101. MBA - Professional Development.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: admission to MBA program. Stresses professional development skills. Designed to prepare students for their professional careers and the job search process in particular. Topics include: resume writing, job search and interview, negotiation skills, business etiquette, career decisions, and project and career management. (F)

B AD 5102. Managerial Economics.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: graduate standing; departmental permission. Microeconomic concepts and analysis as used in managerial decision-making with emphasis on marginal analysis, comparative advantage, resource allocation, opportunity cost, demand and supply, elasticity, economic efficiency, price discrimination, welfare analysis, production and cost functions, productivity, market structures, externalities and public goods, game theory, information asymmetry, market signaling, and government regulation of anti-competitive behavior. (Irreg.)

B AD 5112. Global Economics.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and Economics 5102. Macroeconomic analysis of the global environment of business and its impact on management decision making. The course analyzes the extent, character, and consequences of globalization with emphasis on how any economy operates in the aggregate to affect real output, unemployment, the price level, interest rates, business cycles, economic growth, foreign exchange rates, trade patterns, international financial flows and foreign investment through its fiscal, monetary, and exchange stabilization and trade policies. (Irreg.)

B AD 5122. Quantitative Methods and Modeling II.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: B AD 5001 and graduate standing. Introduces students to the basic tools in building models and using data to make informed management decisions. Covers introductory probability, decision analysis, basic statistics, hypothesis testing, correlation, regression, simulation, linear and nonlinear optimization, and discrete optimization. Computer spreadsheet exercises, cases, and examples drawn from marketing, finance, operations management, and other management functions. Requires extensive use of spreadsheet statistical analysis software. (Irreg.)

B AD 5142. Introduction to Energy.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in Price College of Business. Corequisite: FIN 5162. Provides a broad look at the fundamentals (political, cultural, regulatory, weather, legal and environmental) of world energy supply and demand, detailed study of the complete value chain for all commodities including a look at existing and emerging strategies for refining and marketing power options, and an understanding of the technology drivers for the energy industry and the roles of various energy professionals. (Sp)

B AD 5152. Energy Accounting and Regulations.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: B AD 5142 and graduate standing in Price College of Business. Provides an overview of (A) federal and state regulatory law in the US affecting natural gas and oil producers and developers, interstate and intrastate pipelines, gas and power marketing companies, and power generating and transmission companies, and (B) the major accounting and tax issues affecting the energy industry. (F)

B AD 5162. Mapping your Career: Professional Development for Professional MBAs.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: admission to the Professional MBA program. Stresses professional development skills and leadership development. Designed to prepare students for their professional careers and leadership roles within the industry. Topics include: resume writing, job search and interview, negotiation skills, business etiquette, career decisions, and project and career management. (Irreg.)

B AD 5172. Business, Government and Society.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, admission into Business graduate program and department permission. Within the study of business, emphasis is placed upon market competition while little attention is paid to "non-market" conditions. Examples of non-market issues include: legislation, lawsuits, etc. Non-market conditions are often reviewed as external events having limited effect upon the strategies of the firm. This course seeks to integrate these concepts/ demonstrate the importance of strategically managing these issues. (Su)

B AD 5200. MBA Professional Development-Part B.0 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: 5100, admission to full-time MBA program. Designed to hone leadership capabilities and polish professional skills. The seminars cover topics such as oral communication and report writing, networking, team dynamics and facilitation, resume writing, effective negotiations, career planning and development, business etiquette, interview technique and skills, and other contemporary business topics as they arise. Also offers access to a variety of innovative leaders, experts and advisors. Opportunities also arise which may include speakers and networking events. (Sp)

B AD 5201. MBA - Professional Development II.1 Credit Hour.

Prerequisite: B AD 5101. This course will enable students to develop critical skills needed to identify, prepare for, and pursue a post MBA career. The course will focus on real-world and practical aspects of the business arena. Students will interact with key business leaders representing a variety of industries and functional areas. (Sp)

B AD 5470. Applied Business Project.1-3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: MBA graduate standing in Price College; permission. Provides students an opportunity to synthesize and apply the knowledge and skills gained in the MBA coursework. Project must be a special project in the sense it should not be a part and parcel of regular responsibilities. Project report is vehicle for students to demonstrate ability to produce a complete professional business document. (Irreg.)

B AD 5490. Readings in Business Communication and Business Administration.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Preparation and submission of a research report on an assigned comprehensive topic relating to the business enterprise or to its ethical environment. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 5812. Global Business Experience.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and department permission. The course will focus on a study-abroad experience in a specific country. Students will have in-class instruction prior to and during their trip. Students will visit local and U.S. businesses; interact with and governmental leaders; participate in cultural events and experience local customs and culture; analyze cases involving the country; and, complete a written report. (Irreg.)

B AD 5822. Business Consulting Practicum.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and department permission. This course applies the "Design Thinking" approach, which relies on rapid action followed by interaction and then reflection, to business consulting projects. It offers an immersive experience to students by using a hands-on, iterative approach to collaboratively solving real world business problems, and may include developing innovative products, processes and services. (Sp)

B AD 5832. Applied Field Project.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or department permission. This semester-long course will provide experiential learning in a student's area of specialization and thereby enable them to apply their academic knowledge to real world contexts. Students specializing in different academic areas will be matched with internships in those areas. (F)

B AD 5902. Strategic Management.2 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of the department. The study of management decisions and actions to improve an organization's competitiveness in global business environments. Uses a variety of pedagogies to integrate strategies. Students develop skills to formulate, implement, and evaluate organizational strategies in rapidly changing environments. This course is an integrative/cross-functional course. (F, Su)

B AD 5960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and permission of department. May be repeated; maximum credit twelve hours. Directed readings and/or literature reviews under the direction of a faculty member. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 5970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

B AD 5973. Seminar.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: graduate standing, permission (Director-CBA Graduate Programs). May be repeated with change of topic; maximum credit nine hours. A seminar for graduate students with topics to be announced each time the course is offered. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 5980. Research for Master's Thesis.2-9 Credit Hours.

Variable enrollment, two to nine hours; maximum credit applicable toward degree, four hours. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 5990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)

B AD 6243. Applied Univariate Statistics.3 Credit Hours.

(Crosslisted with MKT 6243) Prerequisite: Ph.D. standing or permission of instructor, permission (director-CBA graduate programs). Probability, algebra of expectations, random sampling, sampling distributions, point and interval estimation, tests of hypotheses, parametric and nonparametric, sampling methods, survey design, general linear model, computer applications, statistical analysis system. (F)

B AD 6960. Directed Readings.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Directed readings and/or literature review under the direction of a faculty member. (Irreg.)

B AD 6970. Special Topics/Seminar.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. Special topics or seminar course for content not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. May include library and/or research and field projects. (Irreg.)

B AD 6980. Research for Doctoral Dissertation.2-16 Credit Hours.

2 to 16 hours. (F, Sp, Su)

B AD 6990. Independent Study.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit nine hours. Contracted independent study for a topic not currently offered in regularly scheduled courses. Independent study may include library and/or laboratory research and field projects. (Irreg.)