University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2019

Subject: Business Administration

BSAD 002 - Prof. Development Series I

Seminar series focusing on engagement, career preparedness, and information literacy. Prerequisite: First-Year Business Administration major.

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 - SU:The Business Enterprise I

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.

BSAD 025 - Sustainable Bus Strategies

Focus on the basics of strategic management to understand business choices and the sustainability of business organizations and their stakeholders. 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

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: Business Administration major.

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 or EC 012; MATH 019 or MATH 021; Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Science, Engineering Management major, Business Administration, Accounting 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, Accounting 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: 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 and professional development. Prerequisites: BSAD 002; Business Adminstration major; minimum Sophomore 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: BSAD 010 or BSAD 020 or EC 011 or EC 012 or Instructor permission; Business Administration, Computer Science & Information Systems, Engineering Management, Dietetics, Nutrition & Food Sciences major; Business Administration minor, Sports Management minor or Instructor permission; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 129 - Ethics & Social Resp in Mgt

Engages students in reflections on the role and purpose of business organizations in society and questions the sense of human action in these business organizations in order to face future global challenges in a socially responsible and sustainable way. Prerequisites: BSAD 010 or BSAD 120; Business Administration majors; Business Administration minors with Instructor permission; minimum Sophomore standing.

BSAD 148 - Bus. Driven Decision Making

Using Microsoft Excel and Tableau software, students will solve realistic business scenarios in areas related to finance, accounting, production and operations, sales and marketing, producing interactive data visualizations focused on business intelligence. Prerequisites: BSAD 040 or BSAD 141 or CS 021; Business Administration or Computer Science and Information Systems Majors, Business Administration minors; 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 Administration minor; Sports Management minor with Instructor permission; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 155 - Marketing Communications

Emphasizes the coordination of advertising and sales promotion into cohesive 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 - Corporate Financial Reporting1

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; Business Administration 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 - Free Markets & Free Enterprise

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 187 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

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 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 series focusing on engagement and professional development with a focus on transitioning from University life to the work world. Prerequisites: BSAD 102; Business Administration 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; Senior or Graduate 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 - SU: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 161 or BSAD 180; 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 161; 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 161 or BSAD 180; 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 280 - Green Mountain Investment Fund

Involves the practical and real time operation of an investment fund. Topics covered will include the steps necessary to fill a role as an analyst or portfolio manager of a traditional long-only money management operation. Prerequisites: BSAD 181; Business Administration major or minor; minimum Junior standing. Co-requisite: BSAD 282.

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 181; Business Administration major or minor; Minimum Junior standing. Co-requisite: BSAD 280.

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 181; Business Administration major or minor or Instructor permission; minimum Junior standing.

BSAD 290 - Strategic Theme Capstone

Integrative, capstone course concerned with issues and decisions facing senior management. Three thematic areas are available: Entrepreneurship, Global Business, Sustainable Business. Title will change based on Theme and students can only earn repeated created when taking sections with different titles. Prerequisites: BSAD 120, BSAD 150, BSAD 173, BSAD 180.

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 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 392 - Independent Study

A course which is 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.

BSAD 395 - Advanced 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.