University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Business Administration

BSAD 002 - Prof. Development Series I

Seminar series focusing on engagement, career preparedness (with a focus on obtaining an internship or other equivalent experience), and information literacy. Prerequisites: Business Administration major; minimum Sophomore standing.

BSAD 009 - Personal Finance & Investing

Analyze the process for making personal financial decisions; develop personal financial goals in view of an individual's background and emotions related to money, debt, spending habits, risk taking etc.; assess economic factors that influence financial planning.

BSAD 010 - The Business Enterprise

This fundamental course provides instruction in how businesses work and what is required to excel and lead in today's work environment. Prerequisite: First-Year Business Administration major.

BSAD 015 - Business Communications

Provides students a basic understanding of professional business communications. Prerequisite: Business Administration major; First-year/Sophomore standing only.

BSAD 025 - Sustainable Bus Strategies

Focus is on how businesses interact with society and the environment, and the role of innovation and strategy to business success. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012; MATH 019 or MATH 021; Business Administration major or minor; minimum Sophomore standing.

BSAD 030 - Decision Analysis

Introduces students to the tools and techniques necessary for effective decision-making in business organizations operating in a complex and dynamic environment. Prerequisites: MATH 019 or MATH 021; STAT 141 or STAT 143 or EC 170; or PSYS 053 and PSYS 054; Business Administration, Computer Science and Information Systems, and Engineering Management majors; Business Administration Minor; Minimum Sophomore standing.

BSAD 060 - Financial Accounting

Introduction to the accounting system and generally accepted accounting principles that govern income determination and financial position presentation. Credit will be granted for only one of BSAD 060 or BSAD 065. Prerequisites: EC 011 and either MATH 019 or MATH 021; Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Science, or Engineering Management major or Business Administration minor; Minimum Sophomore standing.

BSAD 061 - Managerial Accounting

Introduction to use of accounting for planning, cost behavior, budgeting, analysis, and decision making. Prerequisites: BSAD 060; Business Administration, Engineering Management, Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Computer Science & Information Systems major, Business Administration minor; Minimum Sophomore standing.

BSAD 094 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Business Administration Major; Concurrent Internship; Instructor Permission.

BSAD 101 - Business Savvy

Introduces non-business majors to the fundamentals of accounting, finance, marketing, operations, management, strategy. May be used by Business Administration minors to fulfill three credits of upper-level Business Administration electives. Prerequisites: Non-Business Administration major.

BSAD 102 - Prof. Development Series II

Seminar series focusing on engagement, career preparedness (with a focus on obtaining a job) and information literacy. Prerequisites: BSAD 002; Business Adminstration major; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 117 - Business Law I

Concepts of law as related to business, including law of contracts, sales, bailments, and negotiable instruments, business and laws of agency, partnerships, and corporations. This course is not a prerequisite for BSAD 118. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012; Business Administration major or minor; minimum Sophomore standing.

BSAD 119 - Real Estate Law

Provides an understanding of basic concepts of the laws that apply to the purchase, development, lease, management, and transfer of real property. Prerequisites: EC 011 and EC 012; Business Administration major or minor; minimum Sophomore standing.

BSAD 120 - Leadership & Org Behavior

How people in organizations think and behave. Focuses on how leadership and motivation affect individuals and teams in the workplace and a global business context. Prerequisites: Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering Management, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Sciences major, Business Administration minor; Sports Management minor by permission; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 137 - Entrepreneurial Leadership

Experiential course suitable for students aiming for leadership roles in an existing organization or for those who want to launch a new venture. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Business Administration, Engineering Management major; Business Administration minor; Sports Management minor by permission; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 141 - Info, Technology & Bus Systems

Introduces business information systems and how they enable better managerial decision-making. Discusses problems in analyzing, designing, and implementing such systems. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012; MATH 019 or MATH 021; BSAD 030 or BSAD 040; STAT 141 or STAT 143 or EC 170 or PSYS 053 and PSYS 054; Business Administration, Engineering Management, Computer Science, Computer Science & Information Systems major; Business Administration minor; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 144 - Database Management

Covers the foundational knowledge of how databases are designed, built, and optimized for performance. Students will work with an enterprise database platform to understand how commercially available database products are used in the modern enterprise. Prerequisites: BSAD 141; Minimum Junior standing; Business Administration, Engineering Management, Computer Science & Information Systems major, Business Administration minor.

BSAD 147 - Green IT & Virtualization

Analyzes the environmental, managerial, and economic benefits of emerging IT platforms for data center, systems continuity, remote workforce, and e-waste management. Prerequisites: BSAD 141; Minimum Junior standing; Business Administration, Engineering Management, Computer Science & Information Systems major; Business Administration minor.

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. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012; MATH 019 or MATH 021; STAT 141 or STAT 143 or EC 170 or PSYS 053 and PSYS 054; Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering Management majors; Business Business Administration minor; Sports Management mnior by permission; minimum Junior standing.

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. Prerequisites : BSAD 150; Business Administration major or minor; minimum Junior standing.

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. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 061; Business Administration major or Accounting minor; Minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 173 - Operations Management

Introduces decisions related to the design, management, and improvement of activities that create and deliver a firm's products and services. Prerequisites: BSAD 030, BSAD 060; MATH 019 or MATH 021; STAT 141 or STAT 143 or EC 170 or PSYS 053 and PSYS 054; Minimum Junior standing; Business Administration, Engineering Management, Computer Science & Information Systems major; Business Administration minor.

BSAD 180 - Managerial Finance

The financial function in the corporation. Techniques for evaluating current use of resources and proposed resource acquisitions or dispositions. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, EC 011, EC 012; MATH 019 or MATH 021; STAT 141 or STAT 143 or EC 170 or PSYS 053 and PSYS 054; Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering Management majors; or Business Administration minor; minimum Sophomore standing.

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. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Business Administration major or minor; Minimum Junior standing.

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. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Minimum Junior standing; Business Administration major or minor.

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. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Business Administration major or minor; minimum Junior standing.

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. Prerequisites: BSAD 141; Business Administration, Engineering Management or Computer Science & Information Systems major or Business Administration minor; Minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 195 - Special Topics

Specialized or experimental courses offered as resources permit. Prerequisite: Business Administration major or minor; Minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 202 - Prof. Development Series III

Seminar focusing on engagement and career preparedness (with a focus on transitioning from University life to the work world). Prerequisites: BSAD 102; Business Administration major; Senior standing.

BSAD 230 - Tech, Entr & Commercialization

Provides future business and technology professionals with insights into the processes of transferring research from the university to the marketplace, and transforming new technologies into sustainable products or services that create new economic, social and environmental value. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Business Administration major or minor, Computer Science and Information Systems major, Engineering Management major; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 235 - Entrepreneurial Family Firms

Students will learn to work effectively in and with family enterprises - the predominant organizational form in the world. By understanding their unique advantages and challenges, students will learn to develop strategic solutions to improve the family and business performance. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Business Administration, Engineering Management major; Business Administration minor; minimum Junior standing.

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. Prerequisites: BSAD 150; Business Administration major or minor; Minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 256 - Retail Management

Provides an overview of retail management. Key perspectives that shape the field including strategic planning, merchandising, and competitive advantage are emphasized. Prerequisites: BSAD 150; Business Administration major or minor; Master of Accountancy Graduate Students; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 258 - D2: Intn'l 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: BSAD 150, Business Administration major or minor; Minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 260 - Financial Statement Analysis

Study of the concepts and techniques underlying corporate financial statement analysis, with an emphasis on equity valuation models. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Business Administration major or minor; Senior standing.

BSAD 263 - Environmntl & Social Rprtng

An examination of voluntary and mandatory reporting of issues related to corporate social responsibility including environmental, social and governance. Knowledge is gained through readings, written assignments and discussion. Coverage includes GRI, SASB and integrated reporting guidelines and standards. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 061 or their equivalent; Senior or Graduate student standing or Instructor permission.

BSAD 264 - Corporation Taxation

A survey of the tax consequences for C corporations and their shareholders of womb-to-tomb transactions, which might include formations, acquisitions, divisions, consolidations, and international operations as well as the reporting of book/tax differences. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 061; Senior standing; Business Administration major, Master of Accountancy student, Business Administration minor, Accounting minor.

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. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 061; Senior standing; Business Administration major, Master of Accountancy student, Business Administration minor, Accounting minor.

BSAD 269 - Gov't and NFP Accounting

Provides a study of the theory and practical application of accounting principles and auditing standards to governmental entities and not-for-profit organizations. Prerequisites: BSAD 161; Business Administration major or minor, Accounting minor, Master of Accountancy Graduate student; minimum Junior standing.

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. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Business Administration major or minor; Minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 288 - Wall Street 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. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Business Administration major or minor or Instructor permission; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 289 - Real Estate Finance

This course is an introduction of real estate finance and investments. Topics include urban economics, appraisal, investment value analysis, financing, and development. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Business Administration major or minor; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 299 - Business Admin Honors Thesis

Honors thesis dealing with business administration topics. Honors College students only. Prerequisites: BSAD 193; Senior standing; Business Administration Honors College student.

BSAD 310 - Professional Communications

Addresses different components of professional communications key to accounting career success. Clear business writing, strong interpersonal skills, effective presentations and group meeting communications are emphasized and illustrated through a variety of assignments. Prerequisite: Master of Accountancy Graduate standing or Instructor permission.

BSAD 364 - Ind Readings & Rsch for MAcc

Allows a student to pursue independent research under the direction of a faculty member. Normally, course includes a research paper. Prerequisite: Master of Accountancy student.

BSAD 366 - Adv Topics in Corp Acct.&Rept

Advanced topics in corporate accounting and reporting; focuses on accounting for business combinations and developing consolidated financial statements. Includes accounting for foreign currency transactions, foreign subsidiaries, segment, interim, and SEC reporting. Prerequisite: Master of Accountancy major.

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: Graduate Business Administration student.