University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

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 040 - Information Technology & Mgmt

An overview of the functional areas of business and the importance of information technology to the success of the organization with coverage of essential communication, problem solving and productivity tools employed in the modern enterprise. Prerequisites: BSAD 010; Business Administration major; First-year and Sophomore standing only.

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 118 - Business Law II

Concepts of law as related to business, including law of contracts, sales, bailment, and negotiable instruments, business and law agency, partnerships, and corporations. BSAD 117 is not a prerequisite for BSAD 118. Prerequisites: EC 011, 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 127 - D2: International Management

Exploration of international business environments and management issues corporations encounter in these environments. Topics include cross-cultural differences, international corporate strategy and structure, cross-cultural communication, negotiation, and human resource management. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Senior standing; Business Administration major or minor.

BSAD 138 - Entrepreneurship: Bus Planning

Entrepreneurship Theme Capstone Course: Develop a business plan for creation of a new venture. Explore financial and market feasibility and draw upon conceptual foundations of entrepreneurship. Prerequisites: BSAD 060; Business Administration major; Senior 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 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 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. Prerequisites: BSAD 150; Business Administration major or minor; 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 156 - Product Management

Course provides an overview of product management. Key perspectives that shape the field including the new product development process will be emphasized. 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 162 - Intermediate Accounting II

Continuation of Intermediate Accounting I, with emphasis on accounting and reporting of liabilities, owners' equity and related effect on income determination of an enterprise. Prerequisites: BSAD 161, Business Administration major or Accounting minor; Minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 169 - Individual Taxation

Highlights federal income tax concepts and rules applicable to individuals. Examines how the federal tax system accounts for items of income and expense in computing taxable income, considering both personal and business transactions. Prerequisites: BSAD 060 and BSAD 061; Business Administration majors; Accounting and Business Administration minors; 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 191 - Strategy and Competition

Global Business Theme Capstone Course: 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. Prerequisites: BSAD 120, BSAD 150, BSAD 180; Business Administration major; Senior standing.

BSAD 193 - Honors Rsch Methods Seminar

Prepares students for thesis requirement. Upon completion, students will be fully versed in the research process and understand different research methodologies. Prerequisites: Honors College Business Administration student; Junior standing.

BSAD 196 - Special Topics

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

BSAD 198 - Independent Study

Tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Business Administration major; Instructor permission; 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 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. Prerequisites: BSAD 120; Business Administration major or minor; Master of Accountancy Graduate students; 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 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 259 - Sustainable Marketing

This course on sustainable marketing engenders an appreciation for the twin global challenges of global poverty and environmental sustainability and delves deeper into what businesses can do to respond to these challenges. Prerequisites: BSAD 150; Business Administration major or minor; Senior standing.

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. Prerequisites: BSAD 162, BSAD 265; Senior standing; Business Administration major, Master of Accountancy student, Business Administration minor, Accounting minor.

BSAD 268 - Adv Topics in Management Acctg

Emphasizes use of internal and external information in management decision making; includes cost of inventory, business activities, strategic use of information, long-range planning. Prerequisites: BSAD 060, BSAD 061; Senior standing; Business Administration major, Master of Accountancy student, Business Administration minor, Accounting minor.

BSAD 273 - Supply Chain Management

Explores how firms can organize supply chains to more effectively align supply with the demand for products. Prerequisites: BSAD 173; Business Administration major or minor; Engineering Management major, or Graduate Master of Accountancy student; minimum Junior standing or graduate standing; other majors or minors by Instructor permission.

BSAD 281 - Fixed Income Security Analysis

Focuses on the valuation and analysis of fixed income securities and the management of fixed income investment portfolios. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Business Administration major or 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 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. Prerequisites: BSAD 180; Minimum Junior standing; Business Administration major or minor.

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 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 Business Administration major or minor.

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 361 - Accounting Rsch, Reg & Ethics

Students will research current financial reporting issues and regulatory requirements. Cases will emphasize the ethical responsibilities of professional accountants. Prerequisite: Master of Accountancy student.

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: Master of Accountancy student.

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 368 - Pass-Through Entities

A study of the tax consequences of using partnerships, S corporations, and limited liability companies for business operations, with an examination of the tax aspects of choice-of-entity, operational, and divestment decisions for small and family-owned businesses. Prerequisite: Master of Business Administration, Master of Accountancy, or other Graduate standing.

BSAD 369 - Fraud Examination

Covers all of the major methods employees use to commit occupational fraud. Students will learn how and why occupational fraud is committed, how fraudulent conduct can be deterred, and how allegations of fraud should be investigated. Prerequisite: BSAD 162.

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.