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Business (BADM)

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BADM 130 | INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP  (3 Credits)
This course is designed for students who want to investigate options for self-employment. Students will evaluate their personal and professional skills, interests and abilities as they relate to business ownership, as well as the opportunities, risks and rewards of self-employment..

BADM 150 | INTRODUCTION TO RECREATION MANAGEMENT  (3 Credits)
The significance and meaning of recreation, leisure, play, and sport in modern society. The theories of play, models of sport, and the recreational and sport movement in the United States. Role and scope of recreation and sport programs in the community, schools, commercial, and industrial settings. Introduction to professional and career issues in the field.

BADM 170 | RECREATION AREAS AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT  (3 Credits)
Basic consideration in planning, construction, design, risk management, and maintenance of sport and recreation areas, facilities, and buildings.

BADM 195/295 | SERVICE LEARNING  (1-3 credits)
Maximum of three semester hours. Service learning may be accomplished by one of three methods: joining a club that has a public service component, doing volunteer work at a non-profit organization, or taking a course that links public service with its curriculum.

BADM 201 | PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING  (3 credits)
Introductory marketing course concerned with fundamentals of the distribution of goods and services, pricing, promotion, and products.

BADM 202 | PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT  (3 credits)
Study of basic management and organization principles of American business firms; developing managerial knowledge and skill including basic concepts and principles; focuses on the major functions of management; planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling. 

BADM 203 | LEADER SHIP TECHNIQUES  (3 Credits)
The development of occupational knowledge and skills through activities that may include: seminars, field trips, public service, and work experience. Individual and group meetings are held to plan and monitor each student's assigned activities.

BADM 208 | EVENT PLANNING  (3 credits)
A practical approach to the planning, organizing, staging and evaluation of events in the sports, recreation, business, and entertainment industries.

BADM 220 | CONSUMER BEHAVIOR  (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BADM 201. Theoretical and applied analysis of consumption-related activities of individuals. Investigation of the reasons behind and the forces influencing the selection, purchase, use and disposal of goods and services.

BADM 234 | CUSTOMER SERVICE  (2 Credits)
Students will learn how to build a loyal, long-term customer relationship by meeting the needs and wants of customers, handling difficult customers with tact and skill, respecting diversity, and providing superior customer service in person, online and via telephone in a variety of customer service environments.

BADM 236 | INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS  (3 Credits)
Explores processes of international trade, whether the company is an importer, exporter, or a multinational firm. Forms a basis for further study and specialization in the international business field. In this course, students will gain an understanding of the institutions, environments, forces, and problems that are involved when businesses operate in foreign economies. Its primary emphasis will be the dynamics of business on an international level.

BADM 240 | SALES  (2 credits)
Develops a professional concept of the function of sales in today's economy; pre-approach, approach, determining customer needs, handling objections, closing the sale.

BADM 245 | RECREATION ADMINISTRATION  (2 Credits)
Prerequisite: BADM 150. Administrative policies and organizational management of recreation services, financial and personnel practices, supervision, and promotion.

BADM 251 | PERSONAL FINANCE  (3 credits)
The personal financial planning and management process:  goal identification and budgeting; minimizing tax liability; uses and costs of various forms of credit; buying, selling, and/or leasing real estate, automobiles and other major items; life, health, property and income insurance; various investment options; the retirement planning process; and estate planning options.

BADM 260 | PRINCIPLES OF RETAILING  (3 credits)
Prerequisite: BADM 201.

Fundamentals course dealing with the importance of marketing institutions and their methods of operation. Economic order quantities, location, profits, employee relations are some of the topics covered.

BADM 269 | BUSINESS ETHICS  (3 credits)
This course will present a framework for understanding ethical decision-making and social responsibility as it applies to the business world.

BADM 291 | CAREER SEMINAR  (3 credits)
This course examines various aspects of career readiness. Topics include the career search process, communication in the workplace, and establishing a professional presence. Activities will consist of a number of topics utilizing team interactions, role playing, problem identification, problem-solving, creative thinking, decision making, verbal and written communications, and other personal and professional development exercises necessary for successful employment.

BADM 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS   (1-3 credits)
Prerequisite: Departmental approval.

Special intermediate and advanced investigation of business related topics.

BOTE 135 | SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION FOR BUSINESS  (3 Credits)
Techniques and strategies used in social media communications with an emphasis on online public relations for an organization or a business.

BOTE 218 | DESKTOP PUBLISHING  (2 credits)
Prerequisites: BOTE 102 or equivalent & CSCI 101.

Software application course providing students skills in electronic layout, editing, and production of documents.

BOTE 247 | SPREADSHEET APPLICATIONS  (3 credits)
Intermediate and advanced use of applications software for the creation of spreadsheets, graphs, databases and macros. Integration with other software applications are reviewed. 

BOTE 299 | SPECIAL TOPICS  (1-6 credits)
Designed to meet student needs or interests; offered to utilize particular faculty resources; topics will be selected on the basis of currency and relevancy to student needs.

BUSN 250 | PRINCIPLES OF REAL ESTATE  (3 credits)
General introduction to real estate as a business and as a profession. The course is designed to acquaint the student with the wide range of subjects and terminology necessary to the practice of real estate. This introductory course in fundamentals will include the nature of real estate and ownership, principles and concepts of title transfer, title insurance, real estate marketing, financing, leasing, taxation, insurance, development, appraising, ethics, and state license law.