Buiness Administration Course Descriptions

Business Course Descriptions

BSBA 2200 Economics

Economics is a General Studies course for non-business majors, which provides the student with a broad background in the field. The student will be exposed to micro- and macroeconomic theory and international economics, and should develop adequate knowledge to understand the role of economic systems and the application of economic principles in modern society.


BSBA 2201 Principles of Accounting I

This course covers fundamental accounting theory and procedures: organization of accounts, the accounting cycle, working papers and the preparation of financial and operating statements for proprietorships.


BSBA 2202 Principles   of   Accounting   II

The second semester of this course is a further study of the accounting process as applied to various business organizations. The two semesters of this course are designed to give students an adequate understanding of the recording, classifying and summarizing of business transactions in order to proceed with the interpretation and analysis of accounting data. This is a basic course for accounting majors, majors in other areas of business administration, and those whose major interest is in economics, political science, law or other professional areas. PR: BSBA 2201.


BSBA 2204 Principles of Marketing

A study of those business activities that direct the flow of goods and services from producers to consumers.


BSBA 2209 Principles of Management 

The emphasis in this course is on the modern approach to the field of management. Theoretical and practical approaches are presented, along with analytical techniques that are applicable in the various management and production areas.


BSBA 2211 Principles of Macroeconomics

This course approaches the subject from the point of view of macroeconomics, studying the nature and method of economics and describing how the capitalist system functions. Further study is made of the business cycles, fiscal policy, monetary policy, gross national product, and similar concepts. Some time is devoted to the study of competing economic systems.


BSBA 2212 Principles of Microeconomics

This course is devoted to microeconomics. It follows the analysis of the firm and the decisions made by the managers of the firm, and includes the analysis of demand and supply and price and output determination. It is also concerned with the important problems in the field of economics: monopoly, agriculture, international trade, labor, economic development and similar issues. PR: BSBA 2211


BSBA 2221 Introduction to Financial Management

This course is intended to give the student a background in the field of financial management, with emphasis on cost of capital, cost of external capital, cost of retained earnings, and similar concepts. It will also cover material investment decisions and financial decisions. PR: BSBA 2201.


BSBA 3306 Business Law I

A study of the nature and function of our legal system, courts, and procedures as they relate to business, including the law of contracts and sales.


BSBA 3307 Business Law II

Continuation of BSBA 3306. Substantive investigation of the law regarding corporations, commercial paper, agency, partnership and the legal basis of property as applied to business situations. Business 3307 will not satisfy the 3-hour requirement in the teaching fields in Business Education. PR: BSBA 3306.


BSBA 3310 Business and Economic Statistics

The course provides students with an introductory survey of business statistics. It covers three main units: descriptive statistics and data analysis, foundations of inference and inferential statistics. PR: MATH 1100 or higher.


BSBA 3320 International Business

This is an introductory course, designed to expose students to the nature of international business and the cultural, social, political, economic and technological forces that make up its environment. Students will study the importance of international trade and organizations, as well as the international monetary system and its impact on businesses, current international business developments, projected long-term global trends, unique opportunities, problems, ethical issues, characteristics and demands facing entrepreneurs and business personnel engaged in international business. PR: BSBA 2209, BSBA 2204, BSBA 2211.


BSBA 3322   Managing   Business   in   Europe  

This course is designed to focus on European markets. It will discuss issues that American firms have to deal with while doing business in Europe. With the European Union slated for expansion, enlarging an already large unified market, the European markets offer tremendous opportunities and challenges for businesses. The course will discuss the salient differences between the European and domestic management practices. To study the nature of the European markets first hand, students will go on a trip to Europe during the semester. PR: With Instructor Approval


BSBA 3325 Women and Work

This course will analyze the social organization of women‘s work in the United States today and in the past. Students will examine the relationship between women‘s socialization, sense of self, family roles and the social, economic, and political forces which shape women‘s work. Topics will include affirmative action and comparable work, unionization, sexual harassment and traditional and nontraditional roles. PR: ENGL 1102, COMM 2201, COMM 2202 or COMM 2200.


BSBA 3350   Managerial Economics 

This course applies economic theories and tools of analysis to decision making within the firm or organization. The topics studied include decision making and risk, estimation of product demand, analysis of production costs, and price determination. PR: BSBA 2211 and BSBA 2212


BSBA 3399    Special Topics in Business

Advanced studies in special selected topics, to be determined by the instructor and approved by the School Dean. Credits earned will be applicable as free electives in degree programs. PR: Instructor approval required.


BSBA 4408   Business   and   Economics   Field   Studies

This field experience, designed for business majors, actively engages students in a monitored work experience related to their major. Students may work independently or in teams, with guidance from a supervising faculty member on a specific project that benefits both the student(s) and the participating business. PR: Instructor approval required, with approval of the School Dean.


BSBA 4415   Strategic    Management    and    Policy 

This course allows the student to integrate the concepts and principles offered in the various disciplines of study within the School of Business. Through the process of case analysis, students will enhance their analytic and problem-solving skills by formulating the policies and strategies that are used in modern business organizations. PR: BSBA 3310 and BSBA 3320, BISM 3200 and senior standing.


BSBA 4420 Business Ethics and Corporate Accountability

The course will explore business ethics emphasizing a responsible decision-making approach in personal and professional contexts to best prepare students for ethical challenges and issues of contemporary corporate accountability. Topics to be addressed include: personal integrity; philosophical ethics; corporate culture and social responsibility; governance and conflicts of interest; workplace, marketing and employment ethics; sustainability and environmental responsibilities. PR: BSBA 3320 and/or BISM 3200 and senior standing.


BSBA 4440   Hospitality     Management     Internship

This internship course is designed as a learning experience which integrates food service and business theory with actual job experience in a hospitality management-related work environment. The student must be enrolled in the four-year Hospitality Management program. The employer is responsible for evaluating and reporting the development of the student. PR: Instructor approval required, with approval of School Dean. Graded Credit/No Credit.


BSBA 4450 Business Internship

This business internship is designed to provide the business major with supervised work experience in a sponsoring organization. The student is expected to complete a minimum of 200 hours in a meaningful and challenging position. PR: Instructor approval required, with approval of School Dean. Graded Credit/No Credit.


BSBA 4998   Undergraduate     Research 

Undergraduate research is an experiential learning activity that provides an opportunity for a student to engage in the scholarly activities of their major discipline under the guidance of a faculty mentor who will work in close partnership with each student in his or her formulation of a project, the development of a research strategy, and the assessment of a student‘s progress. The primary goal is for each student scholar to conduct an inquiry or investigation that makes an original, intellectual or creative contribution to their discipline and which is shared in an appropriate venue. Sophomore-Senior Level, Repeatable. Instructor approval required.



Contact Information

Dr. Richard Harvey, Dean
School of Business
Room 111A Jaynes Hall
Phone: 304.367.4395
FAX: 304.367.4613
E-Mail: Richard.Harvey@fairmontstate.edu