Business Administration (BA)

BA F151X      Introduction to Business      (s)
3 Credits

Business organization, business theory and the nature of major business functions such as management, finance, accounting, marketing and personnel administration are the main components of this course. This course will also focus on the methods and data required to research and analyze good business practices and decisions while developing these major business functions. Additionally, this course will review opportunities and requirements for professional business careers.

Attributes: UAF GER Social Sciences Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F235      Entrepreneurship
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

This course takes a hand-on, problem-based learning approach that works through real problems faced by entrepreneurs and small business owners. Using real-world scenarios and exercises throughout, the student will gain experience in the roles of small business, financial analyst, marketer and business owner in order to find solutions. A business research approach preparing students to help themselves and others within their community to complete a feasibility study.

Prerequisites: BA F151X; ACCT F261X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F241      Advertising, Sales and Promotion
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Advertising, publicity, sales management, sales promotion, direct marketing and the interrelationships necessary for effective promotions in domestic or international, small or large, goods or services, and for-profit or nonprofit organizations.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F253      Internship in Business
1-3 Credits

Supervised work experience in an approved position related to the student's career interests or objectives. Number of credits depends on type of position and time worked. No student can count more than eight internship credits towards a degree.

Prerequisites: Approval of program or department head.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-3 + 1-3 + 0

BA F254      Personal Finance
3 Credits

Emphasis on personal investments and financial management.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F280      Sports Leadership
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Provides leadership theory and develop leadership skills for application internal and external to their sport. Focus on the identification and development of leadership skills/abilities and application within the classroom, a sport and for an on-campus project.This course is cross-listed with LEAD F280.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F281      Sports Management
3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

Provides a basic understanding of managing amateur and professional sports organizations and the legal issues involved. Topics such as stadium financing, risk management contracts and human resource management, public versus private sector labor laws, collective bargaining and drug testing will be examined.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F305      Leadership Alaska: Making a Difference      (s)
4 Credits

Offered Spring

A leadership seminar and practicum which will involve building community, developing networks, learning leadership theories, understanding civic responsibility, and creating an action project through which the student becomes a leader.

Prerequisites: Either be an Alaska Scholar; an Honors student; a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars; have a 3.25 GPA; or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 4 + 0 + 0

BA F307      Introductory Human Resources Management
3 Credits

Introduction to management principles and personnel practice in industry, analysis of labor-management problems, methods and administration of recruiting, selecting, training and compensating employees, and labor laws and their applications.

Prerequisite: ENGL F111X or equivalent.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F317      Employment Law      (W)
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Basic personnel and human resource management law, including labor law and current management practices in administering collective bargaining agreements. Emphasis on the major federal and Alaska state laws affecting personnel management.

Prerequisites: BA F307 or concurrent enrollment; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F323X      Business Ethics      (h)
3 Credits

Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; As Demand Warrants

A grounding in ethical theories and basic issues of moral thought, with examples which highlight the pitfalls in practical ethics which future managers are likely to face, and the need to design organizations so as to promote ethical behavior.

Attributes: UAF GER Ethics Req

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F325      Financial Management
3 Credits

Time value of money, bond and stock valuation, capital budgeting, risk-return trade-offs and option pricing.

Prerequisites: ACCT F261X; ECON F201X; ECON F202X; ECON F227; MATH F230X or MATH F251X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F330      The Legal Environment of Business
4 Credits

The judicial system, legal processes, administrative procedures, law of torts, contract and agency government regulation of business, business ethics, corporate social responsibility and the uniform commercial code.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 4 + 0 + 0

BA F343      Principles of Marketing
3 Credits

Management of a firm's marketing effort focusing on products, distribution, pricing and promotion to targeted consumers. Practices appropriate to domestic or international, small or large, goods or services, and for-profit or nonprofit organizations included.

Prerequisites: ENGL F111X or equivalent; COMM F131X or COMM F141X or equivalent.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F349      Sales Management
3 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F360      Operations Management
3 Credits

Operations management with an emphasis on systematic planning, design and operation of the processes that produce goods and deliver services that customers recognize to be of superior quality. Topics include operations strategy, process design, quality control, statistical process control, project scheduling, material requirements planning and just-in-time systems.

Prerequisites: AIS F101; ECON F227.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F390      Organizational Theory and Behavior
3 Credits

Understanding how and why organizations behave as they do, assessing whether the behavior is functional or dysfunctional, and learning to understand and change motivation, leadership, communications, group dynamics, conflict management, layout, technology, structure and policies to create high-functioning organizations.

Prerequisite: ENGL F111X or equivalent.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F423      Investment Analysis      (W)
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Introduction to investment analysis. Presents an understanding of the investment environment and analytical tools in investing. Intended for undergraduate students.

Prerequisites: BA F325; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F424      Real Estate and Alternative Investments
3 Credits

Offered Spring

Develop skills required to value and finance residential and commercial real estate. Financing instruments, markets and taxation issues specific to real estate are covered in the first half; alternative investments such as REITs will be presented in the second half of the course.

Prerequisites: BA F325.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F436      Consumer Behavior      (s)
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Effects of nationality, culture, social class, family, personality, symbolism and persuasion on consumptive behavior. Qualitative methodologies such as focus groups covered.

Prerequisites: BA F343 or PSY/SOC F330.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F445      Marketing Research      (W)
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Basic processes and tools of marketing research with emphasis on utilization of research findings as an integral part of the managerial decision-making process. Techniques of qualitative and quantitative data-gathering and analysis to solve a marketing problem. Practices appropriate to domestic or international, small or large, goods or services, and for-profit or nonprofit organizations.B.A. standing; or permission of the SOM advisor.

Prerequisites: BA F343; ECON F227; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; upper division B.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F447      Compensation Management      (O, W)
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Theory and practice of wage and salary, benefits and risk management. Planning, administration, auditing, adjusting and budgeting for compensation and risk.

Prerequisites: BA F307; COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F453      Internship in Business Administration
1-3 Credits

Offered As Demand Warrants

A supervised practical work experience to enable students to apply their course work in a business environment. Admission dependent upon approved sponsorship arrangements.Repeated for a maximum of six credits.

Prerequisites: Accumulative 3.0 GPA in ACCT and BA courses.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 2-9 + 0

BA F454      Student Investment Fund      (O)
3 Credits

Hands-on experience in portfolio management. Students will be making investment and diversification decisions affecting the $500,000 Student Investment Fund.B.A. standing; permission of the SOM advisor or instructor.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; BA F325 or equivalent; upper division B.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F455      Portfolio Management
3 Credits

The second course involved with the hands-on management of the $500,000 Student Investment Fund. Students will carry out the duties of officers of the fund and will be responsible for portfolio diversification and management decisions affecting the fund.B.A. standing; permission of the SOM advisor or instructor.

Prerequisites: BA F454; upper division B.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F456      Small Business Management      (W)
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Operations and special problems of the small business with emphasis on both existing firms and new ventures. Starting new businesses, buying going concerns, acquiring and operating franchises, establishing lines of credit, management, legal matters, profit planning, pricing, inventory levels, record systems, tax regulations and employee supervision.

Prerequisites: ACCT F261X; ACCT F262; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F457      Training and Management Development
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Theory and practice of employee training programs, needs assessments, learning theories, instructional design, training techniques and evaluation, management development and career development techniques and practices.

Prerequisites: BA F307.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F460      International Business      (O)
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Relationships among nations with particular emphasis on the business, economic, and sociocultural institutions that influence the performance of managers. Formulation of objectives, strategies and organizational structures within the context of international diversity.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X.

Recommended: Senior standing.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F461      International Finance
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Development of analytical skills, logical thought processes and information literacy necessary to make and implement investment decisions in a global setting.

Prerequisites: BA F325.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F462      Corporate Strategy      (O)
3 Credits

An integrative approach to strategy formation and implementation to achieve organization goals. Students will be introduced to theoretical perspectives and associated methodologies directed toward resolving the unstructured problems and opportunities which confront general managers at the highest levels of an organization.B.A. standing; or permission of the SOM advisor.

Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ACCT F262; BA F325; BA F343; BA F360; BA F390; ECON F321 or ECON F322 or ECON F324 or ECON F350; upper division B.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F467      Current Topics in Management
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Examines current management trends with regard to major theories and practices in the field. Topics of interest could include organizational development, performance appraisal, personnel selection and international human resources management.

Prerequisites: BA F307; BA F390.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F470      Leadership Theory and Development
3 Credits

Offered Alternate Spring

A guide for interpreting leadership theories related to one another, and how students can apply the leadership theories to their personal development.

Prerequisite: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; COMM F131X or COMM F131X or COMM F141X and BA F390.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F472      Leading Change
3 Credits

Offered Alternate Fall

The course is designed to explore some of the technologies for intervening in organizations to develop their capability and to achieve change. We explore the way in which change agents deal with their conflicting demands. The thrust of the text is how to become a leading change agent within an organization and extend your understanding and application of key concepts and theories.

Prerequisites: ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; COMM F131X or COMM F141X; BA F390 or permission of instructor.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F490      Services Marketing
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Marketing principles in the service sector with special emphasis on such service industries as banking, healthcare, recreation, retailing and tourism. Includes practices appropriate to domestic or international, small or large, and for-profit organizations.

Prerequisites: BA F343.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F491      Current Topics in Marketing
3 Credits

Offered Fall or Spring

Examines current marketing trends with regard to production, distribution, promotion, pricing and target markets. Focus on trends in Alaska, the U.S. and worldwide.

Prerequisites: BA F343.

Lecture + Lab + Other: 3 + 0 + 0

BA F692      Seminar
1-6 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-6 + 0 + 0

BA F692P      Seminar
1-6 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 1-6 + 0 + 0

BA F698      Research
1-9 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0

BA F699      Thesis
1-9 Credits

Lecture + Lab + Other: 0 + 0 + 0