Business Administration (BA)

BA191 Business Administration Seminar To teach freshmen how to adjust to college life, and acquaint them with departmental regulations and procedures,. Also, to teach them how to do their best in each course and refine their study skills. Academic counseling will be covered during the semester of enrollment. 1

BA205 Business Statistics The development of use of statistics in business situations. Measures of central tendency and dispersion, probability, correlation and regression, time series, and other statistical techniques needed to understand current and past behavior for future planning. Emphasis is on application. 3 Prerequisites MA111 and OA2125

BA211 Macreconomics The Keynesian approach serves as the basic framework. Alternative approaches such as the classical model are also introduced. Topics included are fiscal and monetary policy, theories of inflation, unemployment, and international economy. 3

BA212 Microeconomics This course is designed to acquaint students with the modeling of economic behavior of individuals and firms. Topics include supply and demand analysis of costs, market structures (perfect and imperfect competition), and price determination. 3 Prerequisites BA 211

BA306 Quantitative Methods in Decision Making Various quantitative models involving matrix algebra, calculus, and functions are studied. The use of linear programming in business decisions is emphasized. 3 Prerequisites MA111 and BA305

BA314 Management Primary emphasis is on the history of management thought and the functions of management, with particular emphasis on challenges and contemporary issues of management of the 21st century. 3 Prerequisites BA211 and BA212

BA315 Human Resource Management This course presents a systematic approach to the personnel problems of organizations. Current issues and problems are emphasized. The impact of internal and external environments is noted, and a systems orientation that recognizes the interrelationships of personnel function with all other races of the organixation stressed. 3 Prerequisite BA314 or consent of the instructor

BA321 Personal Finance Principles and practices of personal finance. Topics include: budgeting, investment, insurance, real estate, taxes, retirement, and estate planning. Emphasis is upon development of comprehensive financial plans and computer simulations in solving personal financial problems. 3 Prerequisite Junior standing or consent of the instructor

BA322 Business Finance A Study of the basic concepts of the financial management of a business. Topics include: ration analysis, financial planning, time value of money, capital budgeting, cost of capital, sources of financing, working capital management, and international financial management. 3 Prerequisites AC222 and BA305

BA331 Money and Banking This course is designed to study the functions on money, the history of money and banking, commercial and central banking systems, non-bank financial intermediaries, monetary policy and theory, and international monetary systems 3 Prerequisites BA211 and BA212

BA340 Organizational Behavior Administrative, organizational, and behavioral theories and functions of management contributing to the effective and efficient accomplishment of organizational objectives. 3 Prerequisite Junior standing or consent of the instructor

BA343 Principles of Marketing This course is organized around the theme of the marketing concept, which emphasizes that the basic function of marketing is to identify and satisfy consumer needs. It provides insight into a dynamic world involving product, distribution (place), promotion, and price decision for products and service involving profit and non-profit organizations. 3 Prerequisite Junior standing or consent of the instructor

BA351 Principles of Real Estate Concentrates on developing the students skills and knowledge of the principles of land economics: the law dealing with property rights, agency, contracts, and real property transfer; the Mississippi Licensing Law; ethical considerations; and basic real-estate mathematics 3 Prerequisites Junior standing or consent of the instructor

BA352 Real Estate Finance Concentrates on developing the student's skill and knowledge in the principles and methods of financing real estate, the source of funds, types and contents of financing instruments, and the role of various institutions as originators, and the secondary mortgage market, both private and governmental 3

BA353 Real Estate Valuation and Appraisal Concentrates on developing the student's skill and knowledge in the principles and methods of appraising real estate, the theories of valuation, and solving specific appraisal problems. 3

BA371 Business Law I Fundamental principles of law most frequently involved in business transactions, including contracts, agency and employment, commercial paper, personal property and bailment, and sales of goods. 3 Prerequisite Junior standing

BA372 Business Law II A continuation of BA371 with emphasis on partnerships, corporations, real property and leases, insurance, security services, bankruptcy, trusts and estates, and government regulations. 3 Prerequisite BA371 or consent of the instructor

BA373 Business Ethics Consideration of what is right, proper, and just about the business activities and decisions that affect people. The course focuses on what business relationships are and ought to be with stakeholders. 3 Prerequisite Junior standing

BA374 Real Estate Law Concentrates on developing the student's skill and knowledge in the aspect of law and regulation at various level of government applicable to real estate transactions, types of property interest, transfer instruments, mortgage instruments, recording process, priorities and the role of the real estate agent

BA421 International Business Deals with the dynamics of three environments that effective managers must understand: domestic, foreign, and international. The course focuses on elements required to enhance business competitiveness and global understanding of other cultures in business. 3 Prerequisites BA211 and BA331

BA423 Investments This course is a study in the fundamental concepts and theories that form the basis of investment analysis and portfolio management. Topics include valuation of financial instruments, risk-return analysis, and optimal portfolio selection in efficient financial markets. The course focus includes stocks and bonds with a shorter treatment of financial derivatives (options, futures, swaps). 3 Prerequisites BA205 and BA322

BA424 Advanced Financial Management This course provides the framework for the analysis of the investment and financing decisions of the firm and an understanding of how to apply finance theory to practical situations. 3 Prerequisites BA205 and BA322

BA425 Derivatives and Financial Risk Management The primary objectives of this course is to provide students with a working knowledge of the markets for derivative instruments. The course will cover the following: the nature of financial derivatives, such as forwards, futures, options, swaps; how the values of these instruments are determined; the micro-structure of markets for these instruments; and, how derivatives are specifically used by business executives and investment professionals for risk management. 3 Prerequisites BA205, BA322 and BA 424

BA434 Advanced Income Appraisal Concentrates on developing the student's skill and knowledge in the area of advanced income appraisal, the techniques of capitalization, and complex appraisal problems 3 Prerequisite BA353

BA445 Consumer Behavior An interdisciplinary approach to the analysis and interpretation of consumer habits, motives, and the resultant purchase of goods, services, and ideas. The purchaser's psychological, economical, and social-cultural actions and reactions are stressed as they relate to improve understanding consumption 3 Prerequisite BA343

BA446 Retail Management Survey of the nature, processes, practices, and results of trade at the retail level. 3 Prerequisite BA343

BA447 Marketing Research This course attempts to serve both the manager and researcher through its basic organization around the stages of the research process. The parts of the course parallel these specific stages: formulate the problem, determine the research design, design the data collection method and forms, design the sample and collect the data, analyze and interpret the data, and prepare the research report 3 Prerequisites BA305 and BA343 and Junior standing

BA448 Marketing Management Marketing from managerial viewpoints: critical analysis of functions of marketing opportunity assessment, marketing planning and programming, marketing leadership and organizations, evaluating and adjusting marketing effort. 3 Prerequisites BA314, BA343 and Junior standing

BA451 Strategic Management (Capstone):  The Strategic Management Capstone course, BA-451, is a writing emphasis course and is designed to provide the student with a general set of business knowledge, skills, competencies, and abilities to strategically identify, analyze, and to solve 21st century dynamic competitive environmental issues confronting 21st century business managers and CEOs.  Although not as intense as the graduate level strategic management course, but still in a strategic leadership, ethical and management framework, this course integrates core business knowledge and core competencies across all organizational functional areas to arrive at economically sound, ethically principled, and value-adding solutions that add to the effectiveness of organizations and that also creates a sustainable competitive advantage.  It is strongly recommended that students take this course in their final semester of the degree program. 3 Prerequisites BA314, BA 315, BA 340 & BA 421.

BA470 Entrepreneurship Emphasis is placed on the necessary steps to start, acquire, or expand an existing business. 3 Prerequisite BA314

BA492 Business Administration Seminars To acquaint seniors with graduation requirements, orientate to graduate school and provide a focus on careers in business 1

BA499 Business Administration Internship The purpose of this course is to provide a capstone experience designed to assist the student in making the transition from the classroom to a career under actual workplace conditions. An internship represents an opportunity for qualified students to enhance university training through exposure to practice situations and managerial decisions. Students are placed in actual job situations on or off campus. 3