Business Administration (BUSAD)

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Courses primarily for undergraduates:

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.


A required orientation for all College of Business Students involved with a Business Learning Team. Review of college and university requirements, transfer credits, academic planning, university policies and deadlines and registration procedures. Includes a consideration of various business majors and careers, tools for success in college including writing skills and presentations from employers, alumni and current students. Only one of BusAd 101, 102, or 103X may be counted towards graduation.

(1-0) Cr. 1. F.S.


A required orientation for all College of Business students. Review of college and university requirements, transfer credits, academic planning, university policies and deadlines, and registration procedures. Includes group advising for course selection and registration. Only one of BUSAD 101, 102, or 103 may be counted toward graduation.

(1-0) Cr. 1.

Prereq: BUSAD 101 or 102
Careers in business and issues relevant to the workplace. Discussion of diversity and ethics issues in the workplace. Developing and implementing a professional job search, functioning professionally in the workplace setting, resume and profession correspondence, interviewing, evaluating offers, business etiquette, networking and transitioning from student to employee.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: COM S 113X
Introduction to the functional areas of business and how the functional areas are integrated for the purpose of implementing business strategy. Introduces students to decision making tools (spreadsheets and databases) that are integral to business decision making. Includes application exercises to all functional areas of business.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised work experience in a business related discipline. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised work experience in a business related discipline. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised work experience in a business related discipline. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised travel and study experience in a business related discipline. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised travel and study experience in a business related discipline. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

(1-0) Cr. 1.

Prereq: Current member of or have applied to be a member of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Learning Community (see www.isupjcenter.org/ELC for more information)
Topics related to entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking. Presentations by entrepreneurs and faculty, field trips, business concept development.

Cr. R. Repeatable, maximum of 3 times.

Prereq: Permission of department
Required of all cooperative education students engaged in full-time internship/co-op. Students must register for this course prior to commencing each work period. No more than three credits may be taken in addition to BUSAD 398 during any given semester. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Professional program in Business; permission of instructor; for 490H: Admission to the Business Honors Program

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Professional program in Business; permission of instructor

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: senior classification, permission of instructor

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Professional program in Business; permission of instructor
Independent Study.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Admission to the Business Honors Program

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Professional program, 12 credits from College of Business; written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised work experience in a business related discipline. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Professional program, 12 credits from College of Business; written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised work experience in a business related discipline. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Professional program, 12 credits from College of Business; written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised work experience in a business related discipline. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Professional program, 12 credits from College of Business; written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised travel and study in a business related discipline. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Professional program, 12 credits from College of Business; written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised travel and study in a business related discipline. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Professional program, 12 credits from College of Business; written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Supervised work experience in a business related discipline.

Courses primarily for graduate students, open to qualified undergraduates:

(Cross-listed with STB). (2-0) Cr. 2.

Prereq: Admission to MS in Seed Technology and Business program or by special arrangement with the instructor
Critical analysis of current practice and case studies in strategic management with an emphasis on integrative decision making. Strategy formulation and implementation will be investigated in the context of complex business environments.

(3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission
Introduction to the sources and statistical analysis of data as well as optimization models for use in making business decisions. Data collection, descriptive and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing, analysis of variance, multiple regression, linear programming and simulation.

(Cross-listed with STB). (2-0) Cr. 2.

Prereq: Admission to MS in Seed Technology and Business program or by special arrangement with the instructor
Introduction to a broad variety of information systems (IS) topics, including current and emerging developments in information technology (IT), IT strategy in the context of corporate strategy, and IS planning and development of enterprise architectures. Cases, reading, and discussions highlight the techniques and tactics used by managers to cope with strategic issues within an increasingly technical and data-driven competitive environment.

(Cross-listed with STB). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Admission to MS in Seed Technology and Business program or by special arrangement with the instructor
Integration of the business functions concerned with the marketing and movement of goods along the supply chain with the primary goal of creating value for the ultimate customer. Coordination of marketing, production, and logistics activities within the firm and with outside suppliers and customers in the supply chain.

(Cross-listed with STB). (2-0) Cr. 2.

Prereq: Admission to MS in Seed Technology and Business program or by special arrangement with the instructor
Understanding human behavior in organizations, and the nature of organizations from a managerial perspective. Special emphasis on how individual differences, such as perceptions, personality, and motivation, influence individual and group behavior in organizations and on how behavior can be influenced by job design, leadership, groups, and the structure of organizations.

(Cross-listed with STB). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Admission to MS in Seed Technology and Business program or by special arrangement with the instructor
Survey of fundamental topics in accounting and finance. Financial statement reporting and analysis for agriculture firms, corporate governance issues related to financial reporting, (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley). Basic tools and techniques used in financial management, including stock and bond valuation. How to assess and use capital budgeting methods to evaluate proposed firm investments.

(Cross-listed with STB). (3-0) Cr. 3.

Prereq: Admission to MS in Seed Technology and Business program or by special arrangement with the instructor
Cultural, financial, economic, political, legal/regulatory environments shaping an organization's international business strategy. Topics include entry (and repatriation) of people, firms, goods, services, and capital. Special attention to the institutions of seed regulation and policy. Ethical issues facing managers operating in an international context.

(3-0) Cr. 3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Enrollment in MBA program or departmental permission.
A special topics course covering contemporary issues in business. Topics vary by semester.

Cr. 1-3. Repeatable.

Prereq: Graduate standing; written approval of supervising instructor and department chair on required form prior to the learning experience
Academically supervised travel and/or work experiences in a business related discipline.

Cr. R.

Prereq: Admission to Full-time MBA Program
Provides first-year MBA students with tools necessary to develop and implement a successful internship and career search, and to develop professional skills critical for success in the competitive business environment. Topics include career search strategy, resume and cover letter development, interviewing, strategic networking, salary negotiation, impression management, team skills development, presentation skills development, and business etiquette. Required for all full-time MBA students. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. R.

Prereq: BUSAD 592
A second course designed to improve the professional skills of first-year MBA students. Emphasis on building effective communications and networking skills. Students will participate in professional workshops, company visits, executive speaker seminars, service learning projects, business case competitions, and related activities. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. R.

Prereq: Permission of instructor
Professional work experience. Students must register for this course prior to commencing work. Offered on a satisfactory-fail basis only.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of supervisory committee chair
Preparation and writing of creative component.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of supervisory committee chair
Preparation and writing of creative component.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of supervisory committee chair
Preparation and writing of creative component.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of supervisory committee chair
Preparation and writing of creative component.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of supervisory committee chair
Preparation and writing of creative component.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of supervisory committee chair
Preparation and writing of creative component.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of supervisory committee chair
Preparation and writing of creative component.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of supervisory committee chair
Preparation and writing of creative component.

Cr. 3.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of supervisory committee chair
Preparation and writing of creative component.

Courses for graduate students:

(3-0) Cr. 3. F.

Prereq: In PhD program in the College of Business or consent of instructor
A survey of the wide variety of research methods used in business. Methods will be presented and discussed with emphasis on applicability in different research situations.

Cr. 3-6. Repeatable. F.S.SS.

Prereq: Graduate classification, permission of major professor
Research.