Course Descriptions - Online BSBA Management
The University of Saint Mary online management degree takes an average of 22 months to complete and requires a total of 65 credit hours of coursework. Throughout the course of the program, students are prepared specifically to enter the business world as an effective leader. With coursework that covers topics like the principles of management, entrepreneurship, organizational behavior, and strategic management and ethics, you will gain an advanced understanding of how to lead in a modern economy.
AC 251 Principles of Accounting I (3 credits)
The study of accounting as a means of recording and communicating financial information about a business. Emphasis is placed on basic Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) used to identify, record, and report financial results. The concepts and principles underlying the measurement of income, costs, and financial position are studied and practiced, along with the preparation and use of the Statement of Financial Position (Balance Sheet) and Statements of Operations (Income Statement). Ethical practices and regulatory compliance procedures are also introduced and studied.
AC 252 Principles of Accounting II (3 credits)
Continuation of AC 251. The study of accounting concepts and principles as applied to partnerships and corporations, the reporting of assets, liabilities, and shareholders’ equity, and the preparation and use of the Statement of Cash Flows. The convergences of International Financial Reportsin Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is also studied, with emphasis on those standards currently converged into one global standard. The course also introduces the basic concepts of managerial and cost accounting.
CYB 225 Information Systems and Applications (3 credits)
An introduction to MIS computing with an emphasis on personal and professional computing. Topics include hardware, software, data, and networking applied to various applications. Students are introduced to systems for communication, collaboration, commerce, database, and security. The course also covers fundamentals of the common application, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and computer problem-solving.
EC 232 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
The functioning of the market economy in relation to such topics as demand, supply and prices; consumer behavior; the revenue and cost structure of the firm in view of its market structure; the gains from trade; and discussion of current economic problems.
FIN 362 Principles of Finance (3 credits)
An introduction to the management of the finance function in an organization. Topics include financial forecasting, financial planning and control, working capital management, capital building (budgeting), and long-term debt and equity financial decisions.
MGT 231 Principles of Management (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of the history and evolution of management and an introduction to the general terms and concepts in the field of management. Broad topics covered include the critical management skills of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Multiple frameworks and systems will be covered. Open to non-business majors and high school seniors.
MGT 320 Leadership (3 credits)
This course examines the characteristics of effective leadership, the difference between leadership and management, personal leadership styles, the concept and issues of corporate responsibility, and the relation between leadership and corporate social responsibility. This course is open to non-business majors.
MGT 332 Legal and Ethical Aspects of Business (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of various legal institutions and the ethical issues and challenges that face businesses and individuals. Specific areas include the origin and foundation of the U.S. laws, the various types of contracts, the differences between real and personal properties; how businesses and corporations are formed, and laws related to advertising, human resources, competition, and privacy.
MGT 334 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (3 credits)
This course examines the problems, opportunities, and methods of starting a new business or running a small business. The course examines the special needs of entrepreneurs regarding forecasting, planning, venture capital, trade finance, marketing, staffing, structuring, budgeting, cost control, and operations. It also examines the use and application of the internet and electronic business tools.
MGT 350 Business Communication (3 credits)
This course will introduce students to concepts and theories of communication in modern organizations. The course will help prepare students to communicate formal and informal messages within the context of business. Students will learn to utilize the most appropriate communication channel for the given audience, message, and purpose.
MGT 385 Data Analytics for Business Decision Making (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce students to business analytics. This course is designed to enable students to use and interpret descriptive statistics to understand business problems, understand basic mathematical models used in solving various business questions, and communicate the results of data analysis to various stakeholders.
MGT 390 Project Management (3 credits)
This course focuses on key issues involving project planning and execution that every project manager is likely to face – managing project scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, and risk. The course focuses on “real-world” challenges that project managers face and provides knowledge about the strategies, tactics, and deliverables that are critical to project managers and general organizational leadership.
MGT 410 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the management of personnel and the strategic role of the human resource function within organizations. Students analyze the personnel functions of recruitment, development, training, compensation, diversity, affirmative action, integration into the workforce, and maintenance of personnel for the purpose of contributing to organizational, social, and individual goals. Special emphasis is placed on comparing the traditional and strategic roles of HRM as well as how organizations use HRM to achieve a competitive advantage in domestic and global environments.
MGT 420 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
Study of human behavior at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Included are topics dealing with conflict and negotiation resolution, leadership, persuasion, power relationships, managerial roles and interventions, teamwork and team building, organizational structure, and organizational culture.
MGT 485 International Business (3 credits)
This course focuses on various factors faced by organizations required for the effective management and leadership when businesses operate in more than one country. It includes, but is not limited to, an examination of the concepts of cultural, economic, legal, and political, trade alliances, and supply chain management. It is an Idea Seminar that seeks to build a general understanding of global interdependence, diversity, and interconnectedness. Various methods and assignments may be used in this course modeling, but not limited to case studies, individual and group projects, computerized and/or live simulations, as well as oral and written assignments.
MGT 490 Productions and Operations Management (3 credits)
Focus on the management of those activities providing the firm’s goods and services. Topics include demand estimation, material and inventory planning, production scheduling and control, quality management, and facility location and layout.
MGT 497 Internship in Management (3 credits)
Supervised practical experience related to management in selected organizations, agencies, or businesses. Overall experience and written component to be developed collectively by the faculty member, the organization, and the student. Requires a minimum of 135 site hours for 3 credit hours.
MGT 550 Strategic Management and Ethics (3 credits)
This course focuses on the strategic management process, strategic planning, strategic implementation and execution, executive-level governance, and ethical decision making. This course is the Senior Integrative Experience capstone for Business Administration and Accounting majors; as such, students are expected to demonstrate and apply knowledge of concepts from their prior business courses. This course is an Idea Seminar which seeks to build a general understanding of global interdependence, change, interconnectedness, and diversity.
MKT 231 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
This is the basic marketing course for all business majors. The course work includes defining marketing and its place in business and society; the marketing concept; the components of the marketing mix; product, price, place, promotion; competitive analysis; and strategic planning.
MKT 301 Business Learning Lab (2-3 credits)
The Business Learning Lab is an experiential learning course.