University of Vermont

2010-11 Online Catalogue

Courses in Business Administration (BSAD)

BSAD 040 - Information Technology & Mgmt
Introduction to use of technology and computers in decision-making functions of management. Includes coverage of information technology, computer software applications, and programming. Credit cannot be received for CS 002 or CS 003 after completion of BSAD 040. Students required to bring laptop with BSAD software to every class. Pre/co-requisite: BSAD only.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
BSAD 060 - Financial Accounting
Introduction to generally accepted accounting principles and techniques regarding corporations, partnerships, and proprietorships as they apply to income determination and financial position presentation. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Credit will be granted for only one of BSAD 60 or BSAD 65.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 061 - Managerial Accounting
Introduction to use of accounting for planning, cost behavior and control, and decision making. Prerequisite: BSAD 60 or 65.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 065 - Fundamentals of Accounting
Overview of the financial accounting model and basic managerial accounting concepts, including accounting for service, merchandising and manufacturing companies, financial Statement components (assets, liabilities and equity), cost analysis, and budgeting. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Credit will be granted for only one of BSAD 60 or BSAD 65.
Credits: 4.00
BSAD 095 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
BSAD 096 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
BSAD 101 - Business Savvy
Introduces non-business majors to the fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing, operations, human resources, and strategy. Students also participate in an integrative, comprehensive business simulation. Pre/co-requisites: Non-BSAD majors only; Junior, Senior, or recent Graduate standing; minimum GPA = 2.5; or Instructor permission.
Credits: 6.00
BSAD 117 - Business Law
Concepts of law as related to business, including law of contracts, sales, bailments, and negotiable instruments, business and laws of agency, partnerships, and corporations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 118 - Business Law
Concepts of law as related to business, including law of contracts, sales, bailment, and negotiable instruments, business and law agency, partnerships, and corporations. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 120 - Prin Mgmt & Org Behavior
Fundamentals of organizational behavior, management, motivation, leadership, and teamwork in a diverse and global context. Pre/co-requisites: Junior standing.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
BSAD 121 - ST in Organizational Behavior
Focuses on ways in which individuals and work groups within organizations can be better utilized as organizational resources. Prerequisite: BSAD 120.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 123 - Collective Barg & Conflict Res
Focuses on union-employer relations and on developing the student's negotiation skills. Topics include the union contract, the causes of strikes, and the techniques for resolving conflict. A bargaining simulation is incorporated. Prerequisite: BSAD 120.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 127 - International Management
Reviews special problems in the management of human resources in a global economy. Focuses on cultural differences, a comparison of labor-management systems in a number of countries, the role of multinational corporations, and the impact of foreign enterprises on employment practices in host countries. Prerequisite: BSAD 120; Senior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 132 - Political Envir of Business
Explore the rationale for government interaction with business. Analyze (1) business, and the broader society's demand, public policy, as well as (2) the political institutions that supply public policy in both domestic and international contexts. Pre/co-requisites: Economics 11 & 12; junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 137 - Entrepreneurship
Understanding of the business challenges that confront entrepreneurs and their approaches to opportunities. Emphasizes real-world information gathering and integrated approaches needed for entrepreneurial success. Prerequisite: Junior standing and strong personal motivation.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 138 - New Venture Creation I
Students develop business plans for their own new business ideas. Evaluate market and financial feasibility and develop strategy and business objectives for the new venture. Prerequisite: BSAD 137 or permission of the instructor plus strong personal motivation. Sr. standing
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 141 - Mgmt Information Systems
Integrates computer hardware and software concepts with a classical methodology for developing business information systems. Presents the relevant factors in the development of information systems. Discusses the problems of analyzing, designing, and implementing such systems. Business majors may not earn credit for CS 42. Students required to bring laptop with BSAD software to every class. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD 60 and 61 or BSAD 40 or Computer Science major.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 142 - Structured Business Prgmming
Fundamental principles of business computer programming. Topics include: the constructs of structured programming, modular development, sequential and nonsequential access techniques. Exercises include data editing, reporting, file updating. An on-line program development mode is used. Credit cannot be received for both CS 014 and BSAD 142. Prerequisite: BSAD 141.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
BSAD 143 - Struc Anyl & Dsgn Business Sys
In-depth study of business information system development cycle emphasizing analysis and design phases. Structured analysis and design techniques used to develop models of business information systems. Case studies such as payroll, inventory, accounts receivables, order entry, billing. Prerequisite: BSAD 141.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 144 - Data Base Development & Admin
Data base system development cycle from analysis to design, implementation, and administration. Central focus on complex data structure modeling, data base implementation and administration. A project involving analysis, design, and implementation required. Prerequisite: BSAD 141, BSAD 143, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 145 - Managing Info System Resource
Theory and practice of managing resources of an organization's information system. Responsibilities and interactions of upper level, function area, and information system managers emphasized. Topics include project selection and control, staffing, organizing, planning, and managing the information system function. Students required to bring laptop with BSAD software to every class. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD 120, BSAD 141, concurrent enrollment in BSAD 144, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 146 - Business Data Communications
The course covers basic concepts of data communications, networking, and network management and security. Focus is on local area networking (LAN) technologies and protocols. Includes various hands on lab-based exercises. Pre/co-requisite: BSAD 141; BSAD majors only; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 150 - Marketing Management
The place of marketing in our economy. Analysis of the market structure by function, institutions, and commodities. Consumer and organizational activities reviewed. Credit can not be received for CDAE 168 after completion of BSAD 150. Prerequisites: Statistics 141 or 111, Economics 11, 12; junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 152 - Business to Business Marketing
Exploration and analysis of the marketing of goods and services to organizations. Topics include organizational buying, market segmentation, positioning, pricing, communication, physical distribution and customer service, and sales management. Prerequisite: BSAD 150.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 153 - Consumer Behavior
Exploration and analysis of research evidence from marketing and behavioral science relevant to a theory of consumer behavior. Emphasis also given to research methodologies. Credit can not be received for both CDAE 127 and BSAD 153. Prerequisite: BSAD 150.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 155 - Marketing Communications
Emphasizes the coordination of advertising and sales promotion into cohesive, single-minded promotional programs. Stresses the need to integrate promotional activity into the overall marketing strategy. Credit can not be received for both CDAE 128 and BSAD 155. Prerequisite: BSAD 150.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 161 - Intermediate Accounting I
Study of how corporations account for and present the results of their financial activities. Emphasizes accounting for assets, current liabilities, and the related revenue and expenses. Provides overview of the four primary financial statements and accompanying notes. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD 060; Junior Standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 162 - Intermediate Accounting II
A continuation of the principles, concepts, techniques, and issues involved in accounting for the assets, liabilities, and owners equity and their related effect on income determination of an enterprise. Prerequisites: BSAD 161, Jr. Standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 165 - Marketing Analysis and Action
A second-level undergraduate marketing course that combines managerial and analytic approaches to gaining insight into customer attitudes and behaviors and improving market decision-making. Pre/co-requisite: BSAD 150.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 170 - Business Forecasting Methods
Looks inside the crystal ball at major forecasting methods (Smoothing, Regression, Econometric, Box-Jenkins, Combined), and analyzes elements of good forecasting practice in an organization. Extensive use of PC forecasting packages. Prerequisites: STAT 141, EC 011, EC 012; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 173 - Production&Operations Analysis
Study of the design, management and improvement of the activities that create and deliver a firm's products and services. Pre/co-requisites: Math 20 or 21, Statistics 141, junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 175 - Management of Technology
Role of technology in industry, the nature of technological change, strategies, management, research and development, forecasting, product service/project selection, development, management, transition to market, and evaluation. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Engineering or Business Administration. Cross-Listed with: EMGT 175.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 178 - Quality Control
Analysis and design of systems for obtaining quality in operations. Statistical process control (SPC) emphasized, along with current management philosophies and concepts. Prerequisite: MATH 020 or MATH 021, STAT 141 or equivalent; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 180 - Managerial Finance
The financial function in the corporation. Techniques for evaluating current use of resources and proposed resource acquisitions or dispositions. Credit can not be received for CDAE 167 after completion of BSAD 180. Prerequisites: BSAD 61 or 65, Economics 12, Statistics 141 or 111, junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 181 - Intermediate Financial Mgmt
Examines key areas of financial decision making. With cases and problems, issues such as capital budgeting, leasing, mergers, and acquisitions examined. Prerequisite: BSAD 180.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 183 - International Finance Mgmt
Theories and practices of international financial management examined. Topics investigated include: systems of international exchange, spot and forward markets, and expropriation and exchange risk. Prerequisite: BSAD 180.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 184 - Financial Institutions&Markets
Study of level and structure of interest rates and characteristics of financial institutions and markets. Topics include market vs. natural rate of interest, interest rate structure, behavior of interest rates. Prerequisite: BSAD 180.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 191 - Strategy and Competition
Integrative, capstone course concerned with issues and decisions facing senior executives directing entire enterprises. Students develop analytical skills surrounding industry analysis, strategy formulation, organizational design, and competitive dynamics. Pre/co-requisites: Senior standing; BSAD 120, BSAD 150, BSAD 180; Recommended to take after completing all BSAD Field Courses.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
BSAD 192 - Business Process Improvement
Familiarizes students with the basic conceptual issues of continuously improving business processes to compete more effectively on quality, time, and cost. Prerequisite: Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 194 - Internship
Independent research under faculty supervision, in connection with a preprofessional work experience. Written requirements include a substantive analysis of an aspect of the internship, linking it with the academic curriculum. Prerequisite: Completion of the Basic Business Core courses; at least one Business Field Course; cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0; permission of the School of Business Administration.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 195 - Special Topics
Specialized or experimental courses offered as resources permit.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
BSAD 196 - Special Topics
Specialized or experimental courses offered as resources permit.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
BSAD 197 - Independent Study
Independent investigation designed by the student as a means of applying prior course work to a specialized problem. Well suited for senior projects. Prerequisite: Permission of BSAD Undergraduate Studies Committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
BSAD 198 - Independent Study
Independent investigation designed by the student as a means of applying prior course work to a specialized problem. Well suited for senior projects. Prerequisite: Permission of BSAD Undergraduate Studies Committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
BSAD 222 - Human Resource Management
Critical examination of contemporary problems in human resource management; including job analysis, recruitment, training and employee development, health and safety, compensation, performance appraisal, and related topics. Prerequisite: BSAD 120; Senior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 226 - Current Iss in Mgmt & Org Thry
Subjects may include training and development, selection and recruitment, and affirmative action. Prerequisite: BSAD 120.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
BSAD 251 - Marketing Research
The role of research in a marketing information framework. Emphasis on survey research, data collection, and analysis. Experimental designs also examined. Prerequisite: BSAD 150.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 252 - Marketing Research Practicum
Market research field project. Students design survey instruments, collect and analyze data, and present results to clients in a business environment. Prerequisites: BSAD 251 and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 258 - International Market Analysis
Examines the cultural, economic, historic, and political factors that affect the analysis of foreign markets. Specific attention is given to the processes by which market entry decisions are developed and implemented. Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing; BSAD 150 or permission of instructor.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 260 - Financial Statement Analysis
A study of the concepts and techniques underlying corporate financial statement analysis, with an emphasis on equity valuation models. Prerequisites: BSAD 180 or 308.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 263 - Accounting & the Environment
An examination of the critical role of accounting in implementing and assessing the firm's environmental strategy. A variety of accounting issues are addressed through readings and case studies. Prerequisites: Junior standing, BSAD 61 or 65 or 306.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 264 - Intro to Federal Taxation
An introduction to US federal taxation as it applies to individuals and business entities including proprietorships, partnerships, C Corporations, S Corporations. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD 060 or BSAD 065 or BSAD 306, Jr. Standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 265 - Accounting Information Systems
Examination of how accounting information is collected, stored and made available to decision makers with an emphasis on internal control implementation. Students obtain hands on experience with an integrated accounting software package. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD majors/minors; Jr. stdg.; BSAD 60, 65 or 306.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 266 - Advanced Accounting
Focuses on accounting for business combinations and developing consolidated financial statements. Includes accounting for foreign currency transactions, foreign subsidiaries, governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations. Pre/co-requisite: BSAD 162.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 267 - Auditing
Examination of auditing theory and practice. Topics include standards, ethics and legal responsibilities of the profession, audit planning, internal control, audit evidence and auditor communications. Pre/co-requisities: BSAD 162.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 268 - Cost Accounting
Accounting for inventory valuation and income determination, nonroutine decisions, policy making and long-range planning. Prerequisites: BSAD 61, junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 270 - Quant Anyl for Managerial Dec
Application of management science methods to managerial decision making, emphasizing modeling and use of solution results. Topics include mathematical programming, waiting-line analysis, and computer simulation. Prerequisite: STAT141, MATH 020 or MATH 021.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 282 - Security Val & Portfolio Mgmt
Examination of theories and evidence on the investment decision process including operations of equity securities markets, market efficiency, financial asset prices, and portfolio management. Pre/co-requisite: BSAD 180 or BSAD 308.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 285 - Options and Futures
Financial derivatives - options, futures and swaps. Topics include: structures of the markets for exchange traded and over-the counter derivatives; identification and exploitation of arbitrage opportunities; use and misuse of derivatives to hedge risk in both financial and product markets. Pre/co-requisites: Junior Standing; BSAD 180 or BSAD 308.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 288 - Finance Honors Seminar
Application of financial theory to stock/bond valuation, credit analysis, security underwriting, or risk management. Students will complete projects assigned by major financial service firms. Pre/co-requisite: By Invitation.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 293 - Integrated Product Development
Project-based course focusing on the entire product life cycle. Team dynamics, process and product design, quality, materials, management, and environmentally-conscious manufacturing. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing or Instructor Permission. Cross-listed with: ME 265, STAT 265.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 295 - Special Topics
Advanced courses on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles and prerequisites. Prerequisite: Senior standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
BSAD 298 - Business Admin Honors Project
Honors project dealing with business administration and management topics. Honors College students only. Pre/co-requisite: By application only. See BSAD honors faculty advisor.
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
BSAD 299 - Business Admin Honors Thesis
Honors thesis dealing with business administration topics. Honors College students only. Pre/co-requisite: By application only; See BSAD honors faculty advisor.
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
BSAD 305 - Fundamentals of Marketing Mgmt
Accelerated course on marketing principles and theory. Analytical approach to study of product pricing strategies; distribution, communication, and promotion; consumer behavior and development of corporate marketing strategy. Prerequisite: MBA standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 306 - Fundamentals of Accounting
Introduction to basic concepts for developing and interpreting financial statements. Introduction to use of accounting information for planning, cost behavior, control, and decision making. Prerequisite: MBA standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 307 - Organization & Mgmt Studies
A survey course of the principles of management and organization behavior. The fundamentals of planning, organizing, leading, staffing, and controlling are covered. Particular attention is given to organization theory and behavior, including topics such as motivation, group behavior and decision making. All areas are covered in an international context. Prerequisite: MBA standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 308 - Corporate Finance
An introduction to financial decision making in the firm. Decisions related to acquisition and allocation of funds are examined and practiced through cases and problems. Prerequisite: MBA standing; BSAD 306.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 309 - Political Envir of Business
Explore the rationale for government interaction with business. Analyze (1) business, and the broader society's demand for public policy, as well as (2) the political institutions that supply public policy in both domestic and international contexts. Pre/co-requisite: MBA Standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 331 - Health Care Management
Addresses changing challenges confronted by managers in health services delivery organizations. Examines applications and limitations of management concepts and processes in the health care context. Prerequisite: MBA standing. Cross-listed with: PA 312.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 340 - Production & Operations Mgmt
Study of the operations function in manufacturing and service organizations. Design, planning, and control are examined, with emphasis on managerial analysis and decision making. Prerequisite: One course in STAT.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 345 - Management Information Systems
An introduction to the design and implementation of management information systems. A theoretical framework is developed and applied by students to an information system. Prerequisite: MBA standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 352 - Business to Business Marketing
Exploration and analysis of the marketing of goods and services to organizations. Topics include organizational buying, market segmentation, positioning, pricing, communication, physical distribution and customer services, and sales management. Prerequisite: MBA standing; BSAD 305.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 357 - Analysis for Mktg Planning
A post-introductory MBA marketing course that combines managerial and analytic approaches to gaining insight into customer attitudes and behaviors and improving market decision-making. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD 305; MBA standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 360 - Contemporary Financial Acctg
Current financial accounting, reporting practices; focus on contemporary issues, problems. Impact of pronouncements of Accounting Principles Board, Financial Accounting Standards Board, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other bodies. Prerequisites: MBA standing, BSAD 306.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 361 - Accounting Rsch, Reg & Ethics
Students will research current financial reporting issues and regulatory requirements. Cases will emphasize the ethical responsibilities of professional accountants. Pre/co-requisites: BSAD 266 and MAcc standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 362 - CPA Law
Provides Masters of Accountancy students with exposure to the major areas of U.S. law emphasized on the uniform CPA exam. MBA students will also benefit from the course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 365 - Managerial Accounting
Study of development, utilization of accounting information for product costing and pricing purposes, for routine planning and control of organizational activities, for decision-making purposes. Prerequisites: MBA standing, BSAD 306.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 375 - Organization Theory
Organization theories examined for insights into behaviors of organizations and their members. Open systems perspective. Identification of contingencies in organization design based on human, structural, technological, environmental variables. Prerequisite: MBA standing; BSAD 307.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 376 - Mgmt of Change in Organization
Applied behavioral science perspective adopted to identify conceptual issues, develop diagnostic skills, examine alternative intervention strategies relevant to accomplishment of planned changes in organizational systems. Prerequisite: MBA standing; BSAD 307.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 378 - International Case Analysis
Analysis of real problems in local and Canadian organizations, pursued in mixed UVM-Concordia teams, with recommendations presented to panel of client and academic judges. Prerequisite: First tier of MBA courses completed.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 379 - Strategic Management
Case studies of existing organizations are used to illustrate the intellectual, social processes of adaptation to a changing environment; strategy formulation, implementation. Not offered every year. Prerequisite: MBA standing; completion of First-Year courses.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 380 - Managerial Finance
Focus on key financial decisions that affect the value of the firms. Topics: capital structure, leasing, mergers and acquisitions, capital market theories and evidence. Prerequisites: MBA standing, BSAD 308.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 384 - Financial Mrkts&Interest Rates
Study of level and structure of interest rates. Topics: flow of funds accounting, market vs. natural rate of interest, interest rate structure, behavior of interest rates over business cycle. Prerequisite: MBA Standing.
Credits: 3.00
BSAD 394 - Independent Readings&Research
Allows a student to pursue independent research under the direction of a faculty member. Normally, the course will include a research paper. Prerequisite: MBA standing; permission of the Graduate Studies Committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
BSAD 395 - Special Topics
Topics and material that may develop later into a regular course offering; in addition, it may include topics and material offered only once. Prerequisite: MBA standing; permission of the Graduate Studies Committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
BSAD 396 - Strategy and Competition
Integrative, capstone course concerned with issues and decisions facing senior executives directing entire enterprises. Students develop analytical skills surrounding industry analysis, strategy formulation, organizational design, and competitive dynamics. Pre/co-requisites: MBA Standing. Taken in last semester of study.
Credits: 3.00
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