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Instructional Specialist Holly Molina (928) 776-2295
Instructional Specialist Mitzi Martin (928) 776-2157
Dean Jill Fitzgerald (928) 776-2277

Quick Facts


About the Associate of Applied Science - Management

The Management degree program prepares students to use management theory along with knowledge in business, economics, business law, accounting, and computer information systems to solve basic business problems.

Note: Since this degree is primarily designed for direct employment, students interested in a transfer program in a business field should see an academic advisor for an educational plan.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Management Degree program, the learner will be able to:

 

  1. Analyze and synthesize information through critical thinking.
  2. Apply written, oral and interpersonal skills in business settings.
  3. Identify ethical issues and apply the values of professional responsibility.
  4. Apply the management principles of planning, organizing, leading and controlling to solve common management issues. 
 

General and Program-Specific Requirements

Course Course Title Hours
I  General Education
  A.  Foundation Studies (12 credits)
       1.  College Composition or Applied Communication - Select Option a or b:
          a.  Writing (6 credits)
Choose two courses from approved list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101 College Composition I   3
ENG102 College Composition II   3
ENG103 College Composition I Honors   3
ENG104 College Composition II Honors   3
ENG136 Technical Writing   3
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
          b.  Writing AND Communication (6 credits)
Choose one course from each list
 
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Applied Communication/Writing Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/writing component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA105 Business English   3
CRW139 Intro to Creative Writing   3
ENG101 College Composition I   3
ENG102 College Composition II   3
ENG103 College Composition I Honors   3
ENG104 College Composition II Honors   3
ENG136 Technical Writing   3
JRN150 Mediawriting and Reporting   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
AND
 
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Applied Communication/Comm. Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the applied communication/comm. component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
BSA233 Business Communications   3
COM100 Intro Human Communication   3
COM131 Fund Speech Communication   3
COM134 Interpersonal Communication   3
COM135 Workplace Communication Skills   3
COM271 Small Group Communication   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
     2.  Numeracy (3 credits)
 
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Quantitative Literacy Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the quantitative literacy component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
MAT100 Technical Mathematics   3
MAT122 Intermediate Algebra   3
MAT142 College Mathematics   3
MAT152 College Algebra   3
MAT156 Math/Elementary Teachers I   3
MAT157 Math/Elementary Teachers II   3
MAT167 Elementary Statistics   3
MAT172 Finite Mathematics   3
MAT183 Trigonometry   2
MAT187 Precalculus   5
MAT212 Survey of Calculus   3
MAT220 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I   5
MAT230 Calculus & Analytic Geomtry II   5
MAT241 Calculus III   4
MAT262 Elementary Differential Equatn   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
     3.  Critical Thinking (3 credits)
 
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Critical Thinking Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the critical thinking component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AHS230 Comp & Alt Health Therapy   3
AJS123 Ethics & the Admin of Justice   3
BSA118 Practical Creative Thinking   3
CHP190 Honors Colloquium   1
COM217 Intro Argumentation and Debate   3
EDU210 Cultural Diversity Education   ERG 3
ENG140 Acad Reading Critical Thinking   3
GEO210 Society and Environment   3
HUM101 Society and Technology   3
JRN131 Mass Media in American Society   3
PHI103 Intro to Logic   3
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics   3
PHI110 Intro to Critical Thinking   3
PHI204 Ethical Issues/Health Care   3
STU230 Leadership Development Studies   3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
  B.  Area Studies (7 credits)
     1.  Physical and Biological Science (4 credits)
 
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Physical & Biological Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the physical & biological science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
AGS103 Plant Biology   4
BIO100 Biology Concepts   4
BIO103 Plant Biology   4
BIO105 Environmental Biology   4
BIO107 Introduction to Biotechnology   4
BIO108 Concepts in Plant Biology   4
BIO109 Natural History Southwest   4
BIO156 Human Biology Allied Health   4
BIO160 Intro Human Anat & Physiology   4
BIO181 General Biology I   4
BIO182 General Biology II   4
BIO201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I   4
BIO202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II   4
BIO205 Microbiology   4
CHM121 Environmental Chemistry   4
CHM130 Fundamental Chemistry   4
CHM138 Chemistry for Allied Health   5
CHM151 General Chemistry I   5
CHM152 General Chemistry II   5
CHM235 General Organic Chemistry I   4
CHM235L Gen Organic Chemistry I Lab   1
CHM236 General Organic Chemistry II   4
CHM236L Gen Organic Chemistry II Lab   1
ENV105 Environmental Biology   4
ENV110 Environmental Geology   4
ENV121 Environmental Chemistry   4
GEO103 Intro Physical Geography   4
GEO212 Intro to Meteorology   4
GLG100 Concepts in Basic Geology   2
GLG101 Intro to Geology I   4
GLG102 Intro to Geology II   4
GLG110 Environmental Geology   4
GLG116 Geology Verde Valley   2
GLG117 Implications Plate Tectonics   2
GLG118 Evolution of Basin and Range   2
GLG119 Geology of Grand Canyon   2
GLG120 Geology of Northern Arizona   2
GLG121 Volcanoes/Earthquakes N AZ   2
GLG122 Geology of Death Valley   2
GLG123 Geology of Bryce and Zion   2
GLG124 Geology of the Prescott Region   2
PHY100 Intro to Astronomy   4
PHY111 General Physics I   4
PHY112 General Physics II   4
PHY140 The Physical World   4
PHY150 Physics Scientists/Engineer I   5
PHY151 Physics Scientists/Engineer II   4
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
     2.  Behavioral OR Social Science (3 credits)
Choose one course from either list
 
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Behavioral Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the behavioral science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ECE210 Infant and Toddler Development   3
ECE234 Child Growth and Development   3
GRN101 Psychology of Aging   3
GRN102 Health and Aging   3
PHE152 Personal Health & Wellness   3
PHE205 Stress Management   3
PSY101 Introductory Psychology   3
PSY132 Cross Cultural Psychology   ERG 3
PSY234 Child Growth and Development   3
PSY238 Psychology of Play   ERG 3
PSY240 Personality Development   3
PSY245 Human Growth and Development   3
PSY250 Social Psychology   3
PSY277 Human Sexuality   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
OR
 
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Social Science Courses

You may select from the following courses to fulfill the requirements of the social science component of this degree.

CourseTitleHours
ANT101 Stones,Bones,Human Origin   3
ANT102 Intro Cultural Anthro   ERG 3
ANT104 Buried Cities/Lost Tribes   3
ANT214 Magic, Witchcaft and Healing   ERG 3
ANT231 Southwestern Archaeology   3
ANT232 Indians of the Southwest   ERG 3
BSA235 Principles Economics-Macro   3
GEO101 World Geography West   GIH 3
GEO102 World Geography East   GIH 3
GEO105 Intro Cultural Geography   ERG GIH 3
HIS260 History Native Am in the U.S.   ERG 3
SOC101 Intro to Sociology   ERG 3
SOC140 Sociology Intimate Relationshp   ERG 3
SOC142 Race and Ethnic Relations   ERG 3
SOC212 Gender and Society   ERG 3
SOC250 Social Problems   ERG 3
IWR = This course meets the requirements of the Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry awareness area.
ERG = This course meets the requirements of the Ethnic/Race/Gender awareness area.
GIH = This course meets the requirements of the Global/International or Historical awareness area.
II.  Management Requirements
BSA120 Principles of Supervision

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 120. Principles of Supervision (3). Supervisory principles and skill building. Includes decision making, problem solving, time management, leadership models, and communication process. Emphasis on selecting, motivating and evaluating employees. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Supervisory roles and challenges
2. Decision making and problem solving
3. Planning and time management
4. Motivation
5. Leadership
6. Communication
7. Selecting, training, and compensating employees
8. Appraising and disciplinary procedures
9. Resolving employee conflict

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Explain the basic skills required for effective supervision.
2. Define decision making and identify at least four elements involved.
3. Explain how planning differs at top, middle, and supervisory management levels.
4. Describe ways to effectively manage time.
5. Identify three levels of employee motivation and five steps to motivating employees.
6. Discuss and explain two frequently used leadership models.
7. Describe the components of the communication process model.
8. Describe the steps in the employee selection procedure, including the proper orientation of new employees.
9. List commonly provided employee benefits.
10. Explain what employee performance appraisal is and who is involved in the process.
11. Discuss the difference between positive and negative discipline.
12. Discuss conflict management styles and identify when each would be appropriate.

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BSA132 Ethics in Business

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 132. Ethics in Business (3). Techniques of moral reasoning and argumentation used to analyze and resolve modern business issues: legal issues, corporate responsibility, worker's rights and responsibilities, technological issues, information, and advertising. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Values, morals and ethics
2. Individuals, culture, and society
3. Ethics and business
4. American business and its basis
5. Business organizations and the people in them
6. Business organizations and society
7. Ethical reasoning and argumentation
8. Ethical frameworks
9. Ethical decision making
10. Ethical issues in contemporary business and industry
11. Ethical standards in contemporary business and industry

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Differentiate values, morals, and ethics.
2. Explain the role of culture in values development.
3. Explain the relationships among morals, ethics and society.
4. Describe the relationships among ethics, society, and business.
5. Demonstrate techniques of moral reasoning and argumentation.
6. Identify, interpret, evaluate, and synthesize insights from various ethics frameworks in the development of ethical reasoning and decision making.
7. Apply insights from various ethical frameworks in the analysis and resolution of ethical issues in contemporary business and industry.
8. Apply ethical standards to contemporary business and industry.

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BSA140 Human Relations in Business

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 140. Human Relations in Business (3). Study of basic business behavior patterns. Human aspects of business, as distinguished from economic and technical aspects, and how they influence efficiency, morale, and management practice. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. The nature of organizational behavior
2. The goals of organizational behavior
3. Foundations of individual behavior
4. Motivation
5. Foundations of group behavior
6. Leadership
7. The organization system

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define organizational behavior.
2. Identify the goals of organizational behavior.
3. Analyze how the foundations of individual behavior impact employee behavior and attitudes within the organization.
4. Combine the foundations of individual behavior with theories of motivation to explain and predict employee behavior and attitudes within the organization.
5. Analyze the impact of effective leadership on group behavior; and
6. Compare and contrast the impact of changing organization systems on the human resource management process.

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BSA220 Principles of Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 220. Principles of Management (3). Principles of management that have general applicability to all types of enterprise; basic management philosophy and decision making; principles involved in planning, directing and controlling. Recent concepts in management. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Managers and management
2. Challenges confronting modern managers
3. Planning
4. Organizing
5. Leading
6. Controlling
7. Managing the E-Business

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define a manager;
2. Define management;
3. Define challenges confronting the modern manager;
4. Explain the relationship between planning, strategy, and decision making;
5. Analyze how changes in organization design impact the human resource management process;
6. Analyze the impact of effective leadership on group behavior;
7. Explain how technological change impacts the foundations of control;
8. Compare and contrast the management process of the traditional business with that of the e-business.

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BSA223 Human Resource Management

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 223. Human Resource Management (3). Human resource theory and practice, planning, recruitment, placement, employee development, evaluation, benefits and services, health and safety, and employee relations. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Planning
2. Recruitment, and Selection
3. Orientation and Training
4. Performance Appraisals
5. Employee Incentives and Benefits
6. Wage and Salary Administration
7. Organizational Maintenance (personnel health and safety).

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify and explain the stages of human resource planning.
2. Explain the human resources process within an organization for recruitment and selection.
3. Identify and describe specific legislative acts that deal with equal employment issues.
4. Explain the characteristics of an effective orientation system.
5. Describe the major phases of a training system in an organization.
6. Identify the components of a legal performance appraisal system.
7. List three types of employee incentives.
8. Describe the major components of a wage and salary administration system.
9. List the most commonly provided employee benefits and explain how benefits serve the needs of employees and employers.
10. Describe the role of safety and health in today?s business environment.

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BSA229 Management Problems

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 229. Management Problems (3). Examination of how the business organization constructs, organizes, extends, maintains, and renews its competitive advantage in the marketplace. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. The strategic management process
2. Market dynamics
3. The role of organizations in the competitive advantage process
4. Static business environments and the competitive advantage process
5. New markets and the competitive advantage process
6. Organizational structure and the competitive advantage process

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe and analyze the strategic management process.
2. Identify and analyze methods for reshaping the strategic management process in the face of a changing market environment.
3. Identify and describe the elements of the process of organizing for a competitive advantage.
4. Develop a plan for leveraging resources as a method for extending the organization's competitive advantage.
5. Analyze trends in global economic and business development and integrate this information into a plan for penetrating new markets as a method for extending the organization's competitive advantage.
6. Discuss how a changing organization structure can renew the organization's competitive advantage.

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BSA230 Principles of Marketing

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 230. Principles of Marketing (3). Survey of marketing problems and possible solutions. Retail and wholesale areas with emphasis on the consumer's needs and relationship to marketing practices. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Marketing in a changing world
2. Strategic planning and the marketing process
3. Marketing research and information systems
4. Consumer and business buying behavior
5. Pricing strategies and issues
6. Advertising and public relations
7. Personal selling and sales promotion
8. Direct and on-line marketing

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify recent trends in marketing;
2. Analyze different marketing strategies for different types of business enterprises and business environments;
3. Explain the use of marketing research and information systems to achieve the organization's goals;
4. Analyze and discuss the Theory of Buyer Behavior;
5. Analyze commonly accepted theories of pricing.
6. Compare and contrast advertising and public relations.
7. Compare and contrast personal selling and sales promotion.
8. Analyze direct and on-line marketing.

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BSA233 Business Communications

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 233. Business Communications (3). Communication theory, writing for the workplace, business letters and reports, electronic communication, professional presentations and communicating for employment. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Communication foundations
a. process of communication
b. verbal and nonverbal communication
c. using words effectively
2. Written communication in the workplace
a. positive and negative messages
b. persuasive writing
c. memorandums
3. Letters and reports
a. business letter formats
b. short reports
4. Electronic media and communication
a. email messages
b. communicating with new technology
c. social networking in the workplace
5. Professional presentations
a. oral presentations
b. public speaking skills
c. presentation software
6. Communicating for employment
a. resume and cover letter
b. interview preparation

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify the elements of effective communication. (1)
2. Create purposeful written messages to a specific business audience. (2)
3. Compose business letters and short reports to communicate information or data. (3)
4. Identify methods of communication using the latest technology. (4)
5. Prepare and deliver an oral presentation. (5)
6. Compose a professional resume and employment cover letter. (6)

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III.  Business Administration Requirements
ACC121 Introductory Accounting

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
ACC 121. Introductory Accounting (3). General ledger bookkeeping and preparing financial statements. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Analyzing and recording transactions: general journal and general ledger
2. Trial balance and adjusting entries
3. Financial statements
4. Closing entries and post-closing trial balance
5. The accounting cycle for a merchandising concern periodic inventory method
6. Cash accounting and banking procedures
7. Sales and cash receipts
8. Purchases and cash payments
9. Ethics in accounting

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use generally accepted accounting principles to perform general ledger bookkeeping for a service business. (1, 2, 4, 6)
2. Analyze and record financial transactions into a general ledger bookkeeping system for a merchandising concern. (5-8)
3. Prepare general-purpose financial statements for service and merchandising concerns. (3, 5)
4. Prepare a bank reconciliation report. (6)
5. Appraise financial scenarios for ethical concerns. (9)

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BSA102 Career Search and Success

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 102. Career Search and Success: Skills for Entering and Succeeding in the Workplace (1). Techniques to enhance and emphasize the relationship between resume development and job search skills. Includes a strong focus on human relations in the workplace. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Job search skills and employability packet including: labor market analysis; networking and job lead development; application, resume and cover letter preparation; the interview process
2. Personal financial management
3. Workplace communication and teamwork skills
4. Workplace ethics, attitudes, absenteeism, stress management skills
5. Elements of critical thinking and decision-making including setting career and educational goals

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify employment opportunities for a field of study. (1)
2. Produce an employability packet (i.e. application, resume, cover letter, work sample, reference letter). (1)
3. Prepare for and participate in employment interview activities. (1)
4. Assess various types of communication and teamwork skills in the workplace. (3)
5. Discuss workplace ethics, attitudes, absenteeism, stress management. (4)
6. Describe the strategies involved in decision making in a job search. (5)
7. Evaluate job search efforts. (1)
8. Develop a career/educational plan. (5)
9. Identify importance of money management and budgeting. (2)

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BSA131 Intro to Business

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 131. Introduction to Business (3). Introduction to the function of business. Overview of marketing, management, economics, finance, and accounting. Concepts of government and business, business ethics and international trade. Emphasis on current business issues. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Contemporary business and its environments
2. Organization and management
3. Human resources and production
4. Marketing management
5. Information for decision making
6. Financing the enterprise
7. International/government business

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Acquire basic fluency in the vocabulary of business.
2. Understand the free enterprise system.
3. Select a vocational field.
4. Develop a basis for further studies in business.
5. Gain knowledge necessary to the discerning consumer.

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BSA237 Legal Environment Business

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 237. Legal Environment of Business (3). Examination of legal framework governing rules of conduct among businesses and impact on establishing business policy. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. The American legal system
a. The origin of the American system of jurisprudence
b. Sources of American law
c. Various legal systems
2. Courts and procedures
a. Court systems: federal and state
b. The judicial decision-making process
c. Courts as lawmakers
d. Alternative dispute resolution methods
3. Ethics
a. Legal ethics
b. Business ethics
c. Ethical analysis
4. Common law and business
a. Criminal law
1. Sources of criminal law
2. Constitution and criminal law
3. Business and crimes
b. Torts
1. Theories and background of torts
2. Competitive torts
3. Product liability
c. Contracts
1. Concepts and background
2. Statutory modifications
3. Applications
d. Private Property
1. Concepts
2. Regulations
5. Constitutional law and business
a. Introduction
b. Businesses and the Constitution
c. Commerce clause
6. Statutory and regulatory environment of business
a. Administrative agency: overview
b. Legal nature of business entities
c. Labor/management relations
d. Employment law
e. Antitrust
f. Security regulations
g. Federal Trade Commission
h. Consumer protection law
i. Environmental law
j. Franchising law
k. Legal environment for international business

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Develop a basic knowledge of the legal environment of private (profit and nonprofit) and public organizations
2. Be acquainted with current ethical and legal problems confronting private and public organizations.
3. Develop an appreciation of the origins of legal institutions, legal procedure, various methods of resolving disputes, and the functions of the law as a system of social and political thought and action.

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CSA110 Intro Computer Info System

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CSA 110. Introduction to Computer Information Systems (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoCIS 1120.Business information systems from a business intelligence perspective. Includes the uses of application software with emphasis on database and spreadsheet packages for efficient and effective problem solving. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. The Internet, the World Wide Web and e-commerce
2. Components of the system unit including input, output, and storage
3. Operating systems, utility programs, and disk and file management
4. Communications, networks and their topology
5. Database management (Microsoft Access) and spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel)
6. Computers and society, security (e.g., malware and firewalls), privacy, and ethics
7. Information systems in business
8. Enterprise computing
9. Computer careers and certification

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define the basic components of a computer system. (2)
2. Identify the basic components of the Internet and the World Wide Web. (1)
3. Describe the functions of an operating system and utility programs. (3)
4. Identify components necessary for communications and networking. (4)
5. Describe the basic functions and uses of databases and spreadsheets. (5)
6. Design, create and enter data into Excel spreadsheets and Access databases. (5)
7. Evaluate the issues related to computer security risks, information privacy, and ethics. (6,7)
8. Identify the phases and the activities in the system development cycle. (7,8)
9. Describe career opportunities and certification requirements in the computer industry. (9)

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IV.  Select 6 credit hours from the following courses:
BSA111 Creative Leadership

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 111. Creative Leadership (1). Lead, motivate and inspire your team with creative leadership. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Motivate and recognize employees.
2. Benefits of humor in the workplace.
3. Create a work atmosphere that stimulates innovation.
4. Positive and negative thinking.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify ways to motivate and recognize employees. (1)
2. Discuss the benefits of humor in the workplace. (2)
3. Identify ways to create a work atmosphere that stimulates innovation. (3)
4. Create an action plan to recognize negative and promote positive thinking in the workplace. (4)

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BSA112 Lead: Juggling Mult Priorities

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 112. Leadership: Juggling Multiple Priorities (1). Basic techniques to increase team collaboration. How effective leaders spend their time. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Leadership principles.
2. How leaders increase collaboration among their team.
3. Time management
4. Urgency addiction

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify skills of effective leaders. (1)
2. Apply team-building strategies. (2)
3. Apply time management strategies. (3)
4. Explain urgency addiction. (4)

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BSA113 Leading Out Loud

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 113. Leadership Communication: Leading Out Loud (1). Speaking skills and communication techniques for leaders. One lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Speaking skills of leader/communicator.
2. Oral communication delivery techniques.
a. Informative
b. Impromptu
c. Vision

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Identify skills of leaders/communicators. (1)
2. Analyze and discuss communication delivery techniques to enhance leadership development. (2)
3. Apply oral communication delivery and presentation techniques. (2)
a. Informative
b. Impromptu
c. Vision

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BSA210 International Business

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 210. International Business (3). Business principles pertaining to international markets and trade. Global perspective of investments, finances, operations, and monetary systems. lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. World economic regions and trading system
2. Current trade issues affecting the global economy
3. Economic theories of international business
4. Modes of entry
5. Cultural awareness for international companies
6. International Monetary Fund
7. Foreign exchange market
8. World Trade Organization
9. Coordination of international production systems
10. Global marketing strategies
11. Staffing policies for international companies

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Summarize the development and geography of the world trading system. (1)
2. Identify current trade issues. (2)
3. Explain various economic theories of international trade and investment. (3)
4. Describe and evaluate modes of entry used to launch an international business. (4)
5. Identify cultural factors for consideration when conducting business in a foreign country. (5)
6. Describe the International Monetary Fund and how foreign exchange markets work. (6, 7)
7. Discuss the role of the World Trade Organization in promoting free trade. (8)
8. Identify requirements to coordinate a globablly dispersed production system. (9)
9. Explain reasons for varying marketing strategies from country to country. (10)
10. Evaluate staffing policy approaches in an international business. (11)

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BSA221 Entrepreneurship

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 221. Entrepreneurship (3). Introduction to economic, social and human factors necessary to opening and operating a business. Emphasis on writing and analyzing business plans, developing marketing strategies and raising capital to start a new business. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Economic, environmental, ethical, social and human aspects of opening/operating a business
2. Writing a comprehensive business plan
3. Market planning, development, and evaluation
4. Financial planning and development
5. Personnel planning, personnel management, and supervision
6. Fundamentals of macro/micro economics, especially the business cycle

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Understand the social, economic, ethical, and human aspects of opening and operating a business.
2. Develop a business plan with emphasis on marketing techniques.
3. Analyze and synthesize market research.
4. Examine, analyze and evaluate financial services required in opening and operating a business including types of loans, and interest rates.
5. Employ critical reasoning, and analytical discourse through assigned writing projects including a business plan, market research project, journals, and essay exams.

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BSA231 Social Media Marketing

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 231. Social Media Marketing (3). Theory and practice in the use of social media in online marketing. Includes history of social media, preparation for social media marketing, and ways to engage with social media. Reviews platforms and marketing tools used to create social media campaigns. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. History and foundations of social media
2. Social media planning
3. Social media platforms
4. Social media campaigns
5. Ethics and social responsibility

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Describe the history and foundations of social media. (1)
2. Describe social media planning. (2)
3. Analyze social media platforms. (3)
4. Create a social media campaign. (4)
5. Explain use of an online customer relationship management program. (4)
6. Analyze ethics and social responsibility in social media. (5)

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BSA232 Business Statistical Analysis

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 232. Business Statistical Analysis (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoBUS 2201. Survey of standard tools of statistical analysis. Topics include descriptive measures, probability, discrete probability distributions, continuous probability distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, and regression analysis. Prerequisite: MAT 122. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Descriptive measures
2. Probability
3. Discrete data analysis
4. Continuous data analysis
5. Prediction intervals
6. Hypothesis testing (One population)
7. Hypothesis testing (Two populations)
8. Regression Analysis

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Calculate and interpret parametric and statistical descriptive measures of centrality and dispersion. (1)
2. Apply rules of probability to statistical problems in business. (2)
3. Use discrete probability distributions to solve statistical problems in business. (3)
4. Use continuous probability distributions to solve statistical problems in business. (4)
5. Use statistical methods to construct and interpret confidence intervals. (5)
6. Construct and test a hypothesis using data from a single population. (6)
7. Construct and test a hypothesis using data from two populations. (7)
8. Construct a regression model and interpret computer output of the model. (8)

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BSA235 Principles Economics-Macro

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 235. Principles of Economics-Macro (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoECN 2201. An analysis of the national economy. Topics include macroeconomics problems, policy, standard analyses, international economics, and current thought. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Concepts, terms and applications
2. Economics diversity
3. Techniques of research
4. Goals and problems
5. Analyses
6. Policy
7. Global issues
8. Current thought.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define relevant terms and concepts and apply to problems or issues. (1) (SBS 3)
2. Analyze how diversity contributes to various differences in human economic interaction or in world economic views. (2) (SBS 4)
3. Explain applicable methods that guide research in economics. (3) (SBS 1)
4. Identify macroeconomic goals and problems. (4)
5. Evaluate dominant analyses in macroeconomics. (5)
6. Analyze the use of macroeconomic policy under different economic conditions. (6) (SBS 2)
7. Synthesize elements of global economic activity to explain and to predict economic activity in the domestic economy. (7).
8. Synthesize macroeconomic concepts and analyses in the analysis of real-world issues. (8)

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BSA236 Principles Economics-Micro

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 236. Principles of Economics-Micro (3). Shared Unique Numbering LogoECN 2202. An analysis of markets. Topics include consumer choice, demand and supply, analyses of market structures, market failures, and current thought. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Concepts, terms and applications
2. Economics diversity
3. Techniques of research
4. Consumer choice
5. Demand and supply
6. Analyses of market structure
7. Market failure
8. Current thought

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Define relevant terms and concepts and apply to problems and issues. (1)
2. Analyze how diversity contributes to differences in human economic interaction or in the world economic views. (2)
3. Explain applicable methods that guide research in economics. (3)
4. Use the analysis of choice to explain and predict consumer behavior. (4)
5. Use the models of demand and supply to analyze economic issues. (5)
6. Evaluate the dominant analyses in the microeconomics literature. (6)
7. Identify market failures and explain why these occur. (7)
8. Synthesize microeconomics concepts and analyses in the analysis of real-world issues. (8)

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BSA296 Internship: Business Admin.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
BSA 296. Internship: Business Administration (3). Supervised field experience with businesses, corporations, government agencies, schools and community organizations to expand career interests and apply subject knowledge relevant to the workplace. Individualized internship placements to develop personal and professional skills, including professional ethics, leadership, and civic responsibility. Prerequisite: Student must have a GPA of 2.0; have completed specific degree requirements as required by the program; and have completed the internship application process. [Repeatable for a total of 6 credit hours towards degree/certificate requirements.] S/U grading only.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Organizational overview of assigned placement
2. Integration of job description and organization's requirements
3. Elements of documentation of experience
4. Planning and time management
5. Professional, legal, and ethical issues
6. Communication, critical thinking, and problem solving
7. Specialized equipment, tools, and software required in the placement

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Exhibit appropriate workplace behaviors and professional ethics.
2. Apply discipline specific knowledge and skills in the professional workplace.
3. Define and utilize technical terms in written and oral communications.
4. Use critical thinking, problem solving, ethical awareness, and effective writing
5. Interpret written and oral instructions.
6. Initiate and complete assigned responsibilities.
7. Maintain documentation required to comply with government employer or nonprofit agency regulations.
8. Use specialized equipment, software, and tools as required.
9. Analyze and interpret data for specified reports.
10. Identify opportunities for improvement in process and documentation related to the workplace.
11. Articulate job description and position in assigned organization.

REQUIRED ASSESSMENT:
1. Record of Student Internship workplace hours.
2. Individual Education Plan (IEP) as approved by supervision faculty.
3. A daily journal, or work log of tasks, including dates, descriptive comments, problems and solutions.
4. A reflective paper or project as specified by the supervision faculty.
5. A minimum of two evaluations by the workplace employer or supervisor.
6. Student's self-evaluation of experience.

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CSA126 Microsoft Office

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
CSA 126. Microsoft Office (3). Introductory concepts and techniques of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Three lecture.

COURSE CONTENT:
1. Windows concepts and skills
2. Microsoft Word for Windows
3. Microsoft Excel for Windows
4. Microsoft Access for Windows
5. Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows
6. Integration of Microsoft Office applications

LEARNING OUTCOMES:
1. Use file management and other basic Windows skills. (1)
2. Produce and edit word processing documents. (2)
3. Produce and edit spreadsheets and charts. (3)
4. Create a database, enter and manipulate data, create queries and reports. (4)
5. Produce and edit presentation graphics documents. (5)
6. Produce a document that integrates the use of two or more Office applications. (6)

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