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Business Administration

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BA 98   Business Administration: Skills and Issues
Credits: 1.00
Description: Increases academic skills and deepens understanding of business administration as a discipline while supporting work performed in BA 101. Includes 1) a tutorial relating to course concepts and content, 2) academic skill building, including discipline-specific vocabulary, concepts, study skills, investigative techniques, and research mechanics, and 3) a brief community-related learning project to allow for direct application of learning. The overarching goal is to develop a deeper understanding of business practices. Corequisite: BA 101. Audit available.
BA 101   Introduction to Business
Credits: 4.00
Description: Survey course in the field of business including topics such as management, finance accounting, marketing, production, computers, international business, small business, investments and other areas of general business interest. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 111   Introduction to Accounting
Credits: 3.00
Description: Presents double-entry accounting as related to service and merchandising business. Covers accounting cycle, including journalizing, posting to the general ledger, preparation of financial statements, petty cash, bank reconciliations, combined journal , special journals and payroll. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 113   Business Credit Principles
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces credit basics, the function of credit in our economy, credit granting concepts, credit reporting, and credit management procedures, with the goal to minimize bad debt losses and maximize sales volume. Recommend: BA 101. Audit available.
BA 114   Financial Survival
Credits: 1.00
Description: Provides basic information and strategies to empower individuals to make positive decisions about funding their education and establishing control over their financial lives, leading to financial independence and reduced life stress. Introduces: funding college, budgeting, wise use of credit, controlling debt, basic financial planning, effective financial decision making, and avoiding financial mistakes and pitfalls. BA 114 and CG 114 are equivalent. Only one may be taken for credit. Prerequisite: WR 90, RD 90, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 131   Introduction to Business Technology
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers computer concepts and the use of information technology in business organizations including the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Includes introduction to hardware, software, databases, system development, and tools that businesses use for communication and collaboration. Includes appreciating the value of ethical conduct in a business/computer environment and the impact of technology on industry and society. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 141   Introduction to International Business Law
Credits: 3.00
Description: Surveys international aspects of traditional business law subjects (sales, commercial paper, corporate law, agency, etc.) and related subjects (antitrust law, administrative law, trade regulation, etc.). Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 177   Payroll Accounting
Credits: 3.00
Description: Learn fundamental skills and basic knowledge in the area of business payroll. The focus of the course is primarily in the following areas: payroll and personnel record keeping, calculation of gross pay using various methods, calculation of Social Security and Medicare taxes, calculation of federal and state income taxes, calculation of federal and state unemployment taxes, journalizing and posting payroll entries, and completing various federal and state forms. Prerequisites: BA 111 Introduction to Accounting or BA 211 or instructor permission. Recommended: MTH 30 Business Mathematics, and Microcomputer experience. Audit available.
BA 203   Introduction to International Business
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores processes of international trade, whether the company is an importer, exporter, or a multinational firm. Forms a basis for further study and specialization in the international business field. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 205   Business Communication Using Technology
Credits: 4.00
Description: Focuses on using current technology to create, revise, and design business documents: letters, memos, e-mail, reports, minutes, simple instructions, and resumes. Incorporates the use of library and Internet resources to collect information. Includes oral presentations using technology presentation tools. Recommended: WR 121, BA 131, CAS 133, or computer literacy, BA 101. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores.Audit available.
BA 206   Management Fundamentals
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces business management theory, including the basic functions of planning, organizing, directing, leading, and controlling as well as factors contributing to change in current management approaches. Recommended: BA 101, Introduction to Business. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 207   Introduction to E-Commerce
Credits: 4.00
Description: Presents concepts and skills for the strategic use of e-commerce and related information technology from three perspectives: business to consumers, business-to-business, and intra-organizational. Examination of e-commerce in altering the structure of entire industries, and how it affects business processes including electronic transactions, supply chains, decision making and organizational performance. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 208   Introduction to Nonprofits & Philanthropy
Credits: 4.00
Description: Surveys the role of the nonprofit and voluntary organizations in American society including the history, theory and challenges of the third sector. Includes the Students4Giving service learning project where students serve as philanthropists to their local community. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommend: BA 101. Audit available.
BA 209   Introduction to Grant Writing
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers identifying and evaluating appropriate funding sources, developing community relationships, and crafting successful funding proposals. Develops skills and knowledge necessary to prepare a competitive grant application. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 210   Advanced Accounting Spreadsheet Application
Credits: 3.00
Description: Presents the advanced functions of electronic spreadsheets as related to the accounting profession. Also applies to finance, marketing, operations, and other business occupations. Recommended: CAS 170 or BA 111 or BA 211. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement scores. Audit available.
BA 211   Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces financial accounting theory, including the accounting cycle, analysis and recording of transactions, and reporting financial information in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. Recommend: MTH 60 and BA 111. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 212   Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Continues the presentation of fundamental issues begun in BA 211. Introduces statement of cash flows and financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; and BA 211. Audit available.
BA 213   Managerial Accounting
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers accounting information from management perspective for planning, performance evaluation and for decision making purposes. Includes cost concepts, product costing, cost-volume-profit relationships, profit planning, variance analysis, responsibility accounting and capital budgeting. Prerequisite: BA 211. Audit available.
BA 215   Basic Cost Accounting
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers cost accounting concepts, application, and techniques employed in the accumulation and reporting of manufacturing cost data. Particular attention shall be paid to job order costing, process costing, joint and by-product costing, standard costs, budgeting and analysis of variances. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; and BA 211. Audit available.
BA 218   Personal Finance
Credits: 3.00
Description: Studies role of the consumer in our economy, problems of financing family and individual needs, including budgeting, banking relationships, charge accounts, installment buying, insurance, wills, real estate investing and personal taxes. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 222   Financial Management
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers basic financial concepts and practices and includes analysis of company resources, types and sources of financing, forecasting and planning methods, and the roles of the money and capital markets. Recommended: BA 212, MTH 60. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 223   Principles of Marketing
Credits: 4.00
Description: Provides a general knowledge of marketing emphasizing marketing mix elements and target markets for consumer and industrial products, marketing strategies, customer behavior, market planning and promotion. Recommended: BA 101. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD115 and MTH20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 224   Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.00
Description: Attention is given to human behavior, employment, employee development, performance appraisal, wage and salary administration, employment and job rights, discipline and due process, and labor-management relations. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 226   Business Law I
Credits: 4.00
Description: Discusses fundamental concepts, principles, and rules of law that apply to business transactions. Includes the function and operation of the courts, business crimes, torts, contract law, intellectual property, the application of the Uniform Commercial Code to business activities and recent developments in business law, such as cyberlaw and electronic commerce. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 227   Business Law II
Credits: 3.00
Description: Discusses fundamental concepts, principles and rules of law that apply to business organizations. Includes agency, property law, sales transactions, partnerships, corporations and government regulations. Recommended: BA 226. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 228   Computer Accounting Applications
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces double-entry, fully integrated computerized general ledger software. Topics include general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, fixed assets, bank reconciliations, and inventory. Recommended: BA 111 or BA 211 and CAS 133. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 234   International Marketing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers nature and concepts of international marketing including techniques for identifying potential markets and assessing uncontrollable elements such as economic, political and sociocultural environmental factors. International marketing strategies related to product/service, pricing, promotion and distribution are examined. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 235   Social Media Marketing
Credits: 4.00
Description: Covers the use of social networks and emerging media in marketing and the role of social media in developing corporate, institutional or brand identity. Prior completion of Principles of Marketing (BA 223) is recommended. Completion of Computers in Business (BA 131), Basic Computer Skills (CAS 133) or computer literacy recommended. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 237   Fundamentals of Import/Export
Credits: 3.00
Description: Examines motivations and procedures for the import and export of goods and services. Emphasizes U.S. import/export regulations, documentation, logistics, community resources and customer services. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 238   Sales
Credits: 3.00
Description: Offers a blend of practicality and theory on industrial, commercial and retail sales. Demonstrates and practices basic sales techniques, explores communication and motivation as they relate to selling and examine the function of sales relative to the total marketing program. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 239   Advertising
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers the basics of planning, creating, using, and placing advertising in the business world. Reviews entire field of advertising as basis for students who select advertising as a career or as an integral part of a marketing program. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 240   Nonprofit Financial Management and Accounting
Credits: 4.00
Description: Develops conceptual foundation underlying the financial management and accounting procedures, records and statements for non-profit organizations. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores and BA 111 or BA 211 or equivalent. Audit available.
BA 242   Introduction to Investments
Credits: 3.00
Description: Study popular investment vehicles--what they are, how they can be utilized and the risk and return possibilities. Emphasizes stocks and bonds, mutual funds, options and real estate. Examines securities exchanges and the functions of the broker. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 244   Introduction to Records Management
Credits: 3.00
Description: Offers a study of the life cycle of records on all types of media from creation through disposition. Considers responsibilities of the records manager as they relate to each subsystem of the total records management program and to the needs of all types of organizations. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 249   Principles of Retailing and E-tailing
Credits: 3.00
Description: Covers analyzing target market, developing retail marketing mix elements, and reviewing store planning techniques used by retailers. Includes discussions of changing retailing environment and impact of government regulations. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 250   Small Business Management
Credits: 3.00
Description: Designed for students and prospective small business owners and managers. It emphasizes the general functions, procedures, and specific subject areas related to initiating, organizing, and operating a successful small business. It specifically prepares the student to develop a business plan for opening a business. Recommended: BA 101. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 251   Office Management
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces organizing, planning, leading, and controlling functions of an office and the resulting role and responsibilities of the office manager. Recommended: BA 206. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; and BA 101 or instructor permission. Audit available.
BA 255   Project Management - Business Environments
Credits: 4.00
Description: Showcases the evolving interpretation of project management by providing practical information useful to project managers from all disciplines. Discussion topics will include: integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource management, communication, risk, and procurement management. This course is one of the Project Management series that includes CAS 220, MSD 279, and CIS 245. Project management is a broad term that can include many areas of a business. Recommend: BA 101, MSD 279, BA 250, and CAS 220. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 256   Income Tax
Credits: 3.00
Description: Introduces preparation of federal individual and sole proprietorship income tax returns. Provides brief overview of partnership and corporate returns. Audit available.
BA 270   Global Business Management
Credits: 3.00
Description: This course explores the contemporary issues and the unique challenges businesses face when moving into the int'l marketplace. The emphasis will be on the changing nature of firms doing business outside their national borders and learn how information technology and technological changes in our society have driven the globalization of products and markets. Recommend: BA 101, BA 203, and BA 234. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 277   Business Practices and Contemporary Social Issues
Credits: 4.00
Description: Introduces contemporary socio-economic and best practices within the business environment with a focus on global, domestic and internal business concerns. Individual and corporate decision-making will be examined in a rational, pragmatic, responsible and decisive manner. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores; and BA 101. Audit available.
BA 280A   Cooperative Education: Business Experience
Credits:
Description: Offers relevant field experience in business environments in one of the following areas: bookkeeping, marketing, management, international business, advertising, banking, purchasing, investment, finance and customer services (sales or credit services). Allows exploration of career options. Course may be repeated for credit up to 12 credits. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 BA credits and instructor permission. Required concurrent, one time only: BA 280B.
BA 280B   Cooperative Education: Business Experience - Seminar
Credits: 1.00
Description: Supplements on-the-job experience through feedback sessions, instruction in job-related areas, and linkages to the student's on-campus program. Co-requisite: BA 280A Prerequisite: Department permission required.
BA 285   Human Relations-Organizations
Credits: 3.00
Description: Explores interactions in organizations by examining human perceptions, communications, small group dynamics and leadership. Includes dynamics of change, cultural diversity, substance abuse, work stress, ethics and social responsibility, and the challenges of globalization. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
BA 9235   Financial Statement Analysis I
Credits: 3.00
Description: Presents techniques used in financial statement analysis from credit manager's perspective. Includes common-sizing, ratio analysis, and cash flow analysis. Recommended: BA 113. Audit available.
BA 9703   Income Tax Preparation: Basic
Credits: 8.00
Description: Elements of taxation. Meets the statutory educational requirements for those wishing to be licensed income tax preparers in Oregon. Audit available.
BA 9706   Income Tax Preparation: Advanced
Credits: 3.00
Description: Provides comprehensive review of federal individual income tax law for return preparers and consultants. Includes update of changes in current law. Qualifies for CPE credit. Audit available.