Business Administration Undergraduate Courses

 

 

The following Business Administration courses are not assigned to the Business Administration major, but are instead course options for various Eller programs. You can also visit the Business Administration Curriculum page to see specific courses for the major.

Language and Context of Business will provide students with exposure into business at the macro level. Students will explore the functional areas of business and industrial organization and how these areas map to financial statements. Through the course, students will engage in the language and acumen of business. This course will provide an introduction to global business concepts.

Units: 1
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades

Career Management in Business is a course based on the Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) theory for career problem solving and decision making. The course is designed to inform students about career planning and management interventions and to accommodate students at difference levels of career decidedness. Career management involves more than just choosing and entering an occupation. It also includes a self-assessment of values, interests and skills; an understanding of the steps in the career decision-making process; and knowledge of the necessary employable skills to obtain and retain a job. This purpose may be broken down into the following outcomes for the course.

Units: 1
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Pass/Fail

The objective for this course is to introduce students to the field of international business and provide background and skills necessary to pursue an international career, develop business relationships across cultures and broaden the students' knowledge base in global issues.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Course Requisites: Must take before participating in International Business Certificate Program.

The purpose of this course is to expose students to the consulting industry and the career options in that field. The focus of the class is to familiarize students with the specific terminology used by actual practitioners, as well as give an opportunity to network with successful University of Arizona alumni employed in consulting. Initially, the short-term goal of the course is to prepare students for an internship opportunity, while long-term goals should be to obtain a permanent position. The knowledge of the various invited speakers will be instrumental in making students competitive candidates. This course will help students develop the tools and skills needed to succeed in the consulting industry.

Units: 1
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grades

This is a first course in business statistics, with an emphasis on techniques for data analysis and inference in management. Students are assumed to be familiar with basic descriptive statistics, probability theory and probability distributions. Presentation of technical material is combined with hands-on analysis of data to aid managerial decision making. Meeting will be a mix of lecture and problem-solving. There are two objectives for the course. First, to develop a conceptual understanding of statistics and the role of data analysis in management. Second, to master the mechanics of applied statistics.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisites: MATH 113 or MATH 116 or MATH 122B, or MATH 125
Identical to: ECON 276,  MAP 276,  MGMT 276

Corporations today are said to be data rich but information poor. For example, retailers can easily process and capture millions of transactions every day. In addition, the widespread proliferation of social and economic activity on the Internet leaves behind a rich trail of micro-level data on consumers, their purchases, interactions, retailers and their offerings, auction bidding, music sharing and more. The business media, recruiters and the companies that hire our students constantly tell us of the need for business people to manage very large data sets and use analytical modeling to achieve business results. This course will provide foundations of quantitative analyses to equip students with the necessary background to further develop their analytical skills in their business majors. It will focus on analysis of real business datasets in the context of business-related decision making. 

This course introduces and reinforces the concepts, methods and applications of quantitative and statistical tools that are used by business decision makers. It will be taught as a sequel to BNAD 276, reviewing statistics concepts and single linear regression and moving to multiple linear regression and other concepts that are useful to business analytics, such as visualization techniques and software. The course will have a heavy focus on hands-on analysis of real business datasets. It will use Excel and another business-relevant statistical package, such as SPSS or SAS.

Units: 4
Usually offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisites: BNAD 276

Internship credit for students in the pre-professional phase of their BSBA/BSPA degree. Students must be business or public administration majors and have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or greater. Internships must be approved in advance by the Eller College Undergraduate Programs Office to qualify for BNAD293A credit. Credit does not fulfill any major requirements. Internship requirements include academic assignments and evaluation by supervisor and internship coordinator. Not open to Business Minors or students pursuing degrees other than BSBA/BSPA.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Alternative Grading: S, P, F

This is one of three upper division courses that is required to complete a business minor in the Eller College of Management under the Business Administration category.  This is an applications based course which looks at the financial and economic operations of domestic and world markets. This course cannot be used towards any business major degree.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisites: ECON 200
Identical to: BAD 301,  BNAD 301-SA

This is one of three upper division courses that is required to complete a business minor in the Eller College of Management under the Business Administration category.  This course is intended to provide an overview of organizational behavior, effective management skills, law and ethics in the workplace and human relations. This course can not be used towards any business major degree.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Grading: Regular Grades
Identical to: BAD 302,  BNAD 302-SA

This is one of three upper division courses that is required to complete a business minor in the Eller College of Management under the Business Administration category.  This course is intended to provide an overview of marketing concepts with attention to consumer behavior, ethics, international and nonprofit components. This course can not be used towards any business major degree.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter
Grading: Regular Grades
Identical to: BAD 303,  BNAD 303-SA

An introduction to finance which provides an overview of the different areas of finance, introduces students to career options in finance and provides a foundation in the basic tools and techniques of finance. It also covers the impact of markets and institutions on businesses. This course is simply an introduction to financial topics. This is a web-based course, which means that students must be self-directed to be successful in mastering course requirements.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall, Summer, Winter
Grading: Regular Grades
Identical to: BAD 304

Internship credit for students who have achieved professional admission to the Eller College for their BSBA/BSPA degree. Students must be business or public administration majors and have a 2.75 cumulative GPA or greater. Internships must be approved in advance by the Eller College Professional Undergraduate Programs Office to qualify for BNAD393A credit. Credit does not fulfill any major requirements. Internship requirements include academic assignments and evaluation by supervisor and internship coordinator. Not open to Business Minors or students pursuing degrees other than BSBA/BSPA.

Units: 1-3
Usually offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
Grading: Alternative Grading: S, P, F
Prerequisites: Adv Stdg: Accounting,  Business Management, Business Economics, Finance, Marketing, MIS, Ops Management, General Business or Entrepreneurship.
Course Attributes: Engagement: Professional Development; Engagement: Professionalism

Study of the widely-varying social, political, cultural and economic factors which make up different countries' unique business environments.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Fall
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisites: Adv Stdg: International Business; ECON 300 or ECON 361.
Course Attributes: Engagement: Intercultural Exploration; Engagement: Global and Intercultural Comprehension
Identical to: BAD 449,  ECON 449
Course Fee: $1200.00

Study of corporate interactions in an international business environment. Involves practical experience in actual business settings.

Units: 3
Usually offered: Spring
Grading: Regular Grades
Prerequisites: Adv Stdg: Accounting,  Business Management, Business Economics, Finance, Marketing, MIS, Ops Management, General Business or Entrepreneurship.
Course Attributes: Engagement: Intercultural Exploration; Engagement: Global and Intercultural Comprehension
Identical to: BAD 450