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  • BADM 101: Foundations for Community Leadership I

    A course aimed at fostering natural leadership qualities among Carter County high school juniors as part of a youth development program. Application and interview required. Students must complete BADM 101 and 102 to qualify for dual enrollment credit. Offered fall semester each year. One and a half semester hours.

  • BADM 102: Foundations for Community Leadership II

    A continuation of the content of BADM 101. Students must complete BADM 101 and 102 to qualify for dual enrollment credit. Offered spring semester each year. One and a half semester hours.

  • BADM 170: Personal Finance

    An overview of personal and family financial planning with an emphasis on record keeping, budgeting, tax planning, credit management, consumer laws, real estate transactions, purchasing insurance, selecting investments, and retirement and estate planning. Offered every term. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 210: Survey of Business

    This course provides students with an overview of business. It covers major topics such as management, marketing, economics/finance, accounting, and information technology. It also explores the role business plays within today’s social framework. This course is open to non-business majors, students who are undecided, or business majors exploring different areas of concentration. (May not be taken as an upper level division business elective.) Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 220: Voluntary Income Tax Assistance

    A beginning level experience in providing federal income tax preparation services to low/mid income level taxpayers. Students will receive training and certification through the Internal Revenue Service. Once certification is complete, students will prepare returns at various locations in the area. All activities are under the direct supervision of the course instructor. Prerequisite: consent of the course instructor. Offered spring term each year. One to three semester hours.

  • BADM 250: Introduction to Microfinance

    This course will explore the role that microfinance institutions play in the development of the global economy. A study of the historical development and regulatory structure of microfinance will provide the foundation for the course. The course will then focus on three major areas: the relationship between microfinance institutions and their clientele, challenges facing the future development of microfinance institutions, and the theological implications of microfinance. Three semester hours. Offered spring term each year.

  • BADM 290: Independent Study

    Individual study to enable the student either to study material not in the curriculum or to facilitate an individualized approach in a field not now covered in a single course. Not open to freshmen. One to three semester hours.

  • BADM 301: Introduction to Leadership in Organizations

    An introduction to leadership with a focus on developing effective skills for organizational leadership. This course examines the behaviors of leaders in today’s organizations by studying current leadership theories and the theories’ application. Students will use readings, behavior modeling, experiential exercises, and self-reflection, as well as focused coaching and feedback, to optimize their own leadership capabilities in handling real world, day-to-day leadership functions in an ethical and effective manner. The content of this course is suitable for students in all disciplines. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 304: Advertising

    A study of the principles of advertising along with its function and aims in business. Attention is given to the economic and psychological principles involved. There is also a study of market analysis and its importance to the field of advertising. The mechanics of layout, media, and copy writing are considered. Prerequisite: BADM 315. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 315: Marketing

    A survey of marketing planning, buyer behavior, product strategy, distribution strategy, promotional strategy, and pricing strategy from a global perspective. Prerequisite: ECON 202. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 315B: Principles of Marketing

    A survey of marketing planning, buyer behavior, product strategy, distribution strategy, promotional strategy, and pricing strategy from a global perspective. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 315M: Marketing

    A survey of marketing planning, buyer behavior, product strategy, distribution strategy, promotional strategy, and pricing strategy from a global perspective. Prerequisite: ECON 202. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 317: Consumer Behavior

    A course designed to introduce and familiarize students with the basic concepts and procedures for investigating consumers’ buying habits, pre-purchase decision processes, and post-purchase evaluation processes within a dynamic time framework. Concentration will be on assessing the importance of various factors and elements within the market environment and their influences on the assessment of individuals’ and groups’ attitudinal and behavior outcomes in different market situations. The development of workable managerial strategies based on the understanding of consumers’ behavior will also be emphasized. Prerequisite BADM 315. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 318: Marketing Research

    A course designed to provide a comprehensive and practical presentation of the field of marketing research. It emphasizes an applied approach through managerially-oriented marketing research cases and a field research project. Prerequisite: BADM 315. Offered spring term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 320: Voluntary Income Tax Assistance – Advanced

    An advanced level experience in providing federal income tax preparation services to low/mid income level taxpayers. Responsibilities include assisting in managing tax preparation sites, preparing amended income tax returns and assistance in audited returns. Activities are under the direct supervision of the course instructor. Students will receive continued training and certification through the Internal Revenue Service. Prerequisites: BADM 220 and consent of the course instructor. Offered spring term each year. One to three semester hours.

  • BADM 321: Business Law I

    A study of the legal system with an introduction to legal concepts in the areas of the American court system, criminal law, torts, strict liability, intellectual property, contracts, agency and business organizations. Concentration is placed upon the application of these legal principles to commercial transactions. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 322: Business Law II

    A study of the Uniform Commercial Code with an introduction to the legal concepts in the areas of sales, negotiable instruments, and secured transactions. Additional topics include bankruptcy, insurance, and property law. Concentration is placed upon the application of these legal principles to commercial transactions. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 323B: Business Law

    A study of the legal system with an introduction to legal concepts as they relate to commercial transactions and the student’s own work experiences. The course also includes an examination of different business organizations and legislation that regulates and affects such businesses. In addition, students will explore the ethical dimensions of business from a Christian perspective. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 327B: Logistics

    An introduction to basic concepts used to manage product distribution. Concentration is placed on the process of planning a systematic approach to activities that include customer service, materials and product distribution, traffic management, and network design. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 328B: Supply Chain Management

    An introduction to the activities involved in moving materials and information through each firm from the raw material stage to delivery of the final product to the consumer. Some steps in this process include transportation, warehousing, inventory control and information management. The course will incorporate the interrelated nature of the functional areas of business and the role that a holistic management approach plays in the development of an effective and resilient supply chain in an era of increasingly global competition. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 339: Global Marketing

    A focus on the theory and practice of contemporary global marketing management. The context or environment of international marketing is covered along with the task of marketing in a variety of national domestic markets with their distinct cultural settings. The course is divided into three major areas: overview of the global marketing environment, moving into international markets, and advanced international marketing management. Offered spring term odd years. Offered summer term each year as part of IBI program. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 340: International Business and Economics

    A study of the resource allocation that focuses explicitly on transactions conducted across international borders. This study is facilitated by analytical tools that include theories establishing the basis for international trade and behavior of exchange rates. Protectionist policies of government include quotas, tariffs and excise taxes are also reviewed. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 340B: International Business and Economics

    A study of the resource allocation that focuses explicitly on transactions conducted across international borders. This study is facilitated by analytical tools that include theories establishing the basis for international trade and behavior of exchange rates. Protectionist policies of government include quotas, tariffs and excise taxes are also reviewed. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 361: Principles of Management

    A study of the basic principles of management. Also considered are decision-making and the fundamental function of management, planning, organizing, actuating, controlling, and applying the process of management to selected areas. Studies of individual firms are discussed. Offered every term. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 361B: Principles of Management

    A study of the basic principles of management. Also considered are decision-making and the fundamental function of management, planning, organizing, actuating, controlling, and applying the process of management to selected areas. Studies of individual firms are discussed. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 362: Human Resource Management

    A study of the principles and policies governing employer-employee relationships and a consideration of the problems and practices of hiring, supervising, and terminating workers. Prerequisite: BADM 361 or permission of the instructor. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 362B: Human Resource Management

    A study of the principles and policies governing employer-employee relationships and a consideration of the problems and practices of hiring, supervising, and terminating workers. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 362M: Human Resource Management

    A study of the principles and policies governing employer-employee relationships and a consideration of the problems and practices of hiring, supervising, and terminating workers. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 363B: Organizational Leadership

    An introduction to leadership in both public sector and non-profit organizational settings with a focus on developing skills for effective leadership. This course examines the behaviors of leaders in today’s organizations by studying the concept of servant leadership, as well as current leadership theories. Course components emphasize analysis, critical thinking, skill development, and application of leadership principles, which will help students formulate how they may apply the various leadership theories in their personal and professional lives. Students use readings, behavior modeling, experiential exercises, self-reflection, and interviews with existing leaders in the workplace to optimize their own leadership capabilities in handling real world, day-to-day leadership functions. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 365: Operations Management

    A course designed to provide the student with a broad conceptual framework for the management of operations in today’s competitive, global environment. This course emphasizes the strategic importance of operations decisions and how all functions within an organization interrelate. Specific attention is placed on developing a competitive operations strategy, decision-making, TQM, process management, and the use of technology to create new products and improve processes. Using case analysis and simulations, students develop a deeper understanding of realistic business issues and learn to apply the concepts presented in the text. Prerequisites: BADM 361 and ECON 201. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 365B: Operations Management

    A course designed to provide the student with a broad conceptual framework for the management of operations in today’s competitive, global environment. This course emphasizes the strategic importance of operations decisions and how all functions within an organization interrelate. Specific attention is placed on developing a competitive operations strategy, decision-making, TQM, process management, and the use of technology to create new products and improve processes. Using case analysis and simulations, students develop a deeper understanding of realistic business issues and learn to apply the concepts presented in the text. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 365M: Operations Management

    A course designed to provide the student with a broad conceptual framework for the management of operations in today’s competitive, global environment. This course emphasizes the strategic importance of operations decisions and how all functions within an organization interrelate. Specific attention is placed on developing a competitive operations strategy, decision-making, TQM, process management, and the use of technology to create new products and improve processes. Using case analysis and simulations, students develop a deeper understanding of realistic business issues and learn to apply the concepts presented in the text. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 375: Small Business Management

    A study of the concepts and theories that will help the student create, manage, and gain profit from a small business. A computer simulation in which the students start and run their own small businesses is an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: BADM Administration 361. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 380: Introduction Health Care Administration

    An introduction to various aspects of health care administration, including an overview of the health care delivery system in the United States and the various components and services within the health care industry. Guest lecturers from various health care agencies provide students with information about their professions. Offered fall term even years. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 382: Sports Marketing

    A course designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the strategies and techniques used when promoting and marketing sports. Students will develop promotional strategies associated with real life sport organizations in an effort to understand the unique marketing needs of the sports product. Prerequisite: BADM 210. Cross-listed as EXSC 382. Offered spring term each year. Two semester hours.

  • BADM 383: Sports Finance

    A course designed to provide the student with an understanding of various aspects of sports finance including financial budget, analysis, management, and planning. Internal development through fund raising in both the sports and recreation industries will also be covered. Application of course material will be emphasized through project based assignments. Prerequisite BADM 210. Cross-listed as EXSC 383. Offered fall term each year. Two semester hours.

  • BADM 384: Sports Facilities

    A course designed to provide the student with an understanding of the various techniques/theories of sports facility management and facility design. This course will include traditional classroom presentations, various assigned readings, and facility tours. Prerequisite BADM 210. Cross-listed as EXSC 384. Offered spring term each year. Two semester hours.

  • BADM 385: Professional and Personal Development

    A course designed to provide the student with an understanding of effective professional and personal behavior in an organization. The course focuses on understanding the behavior of workers and managers in an organizational environment, developing effective communication styles, working in a team environment, handling power and politics in an organization, understanding change, conflict and creativity, and developing and reaching personal goals. Using personal assessments, skill building exercises, and case analysis, students build the interpersonal skills required for successful interaction within the business environment. Offered periodically. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 386: Sports Law and Ethics

    A course designed to provide the student an overview of legal and ethical issues encountered in both amateur and professional sports in the areas of contracts, torts, antitrust, labor, and agency law. Students will explore both the legal and ethical dimensions of contemporary issues in sports while considering relevant case law, statutory law, and scripture. Cross-listed as EXSC 386. Offered fall term odd years. Two semester hours

  • BADM 390: Global Business Management & Strategy

    A course designed to cover the major topics normally offered in a course in international business management and strategy as well as more in-depth coverage of such areas as international corporate finance, human resource management, and strategy. It also has a very important function of enabling the integration of field experiences, corporate visits, and presentations by guest faculty with the current theoretical developments and literature in this field. Offered summer term each year as part of IBI program. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 418: Marketing Management

    A course that applies marketing principles, practices, and theories to the formulation of strategic marketing plans and solutions for U.S. and global markets. It also builds analytical skills in diagnosing marketing problems, identifying opportunities, analyzing alternative courses of action, and recommending marketing strategies and action plans. Concentration is placed on decision-making, financial and ethical analysis, and individual and team assignments. Prerequisites: BADM 315, BADM 304, and BADM 317 or BADM 318. Offered fall term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 421: Business Ethics

    A study of theoretical and practical problems of moral conduct in the field of business. The course emphasizes both the philosophical foundations of ethical conduct and the practical problems encountered in the day-to-day conduct of business affairs. Much of the study of practical problems centers around actual case studies. Although there are no specific prerequisites, this course should generally be taken only after a number of other business administration courses have been completed. Offered every term. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 421B: Business Ethics

    A study of theoretical and practical problems of moral conduct in the field of business. The course emphasizes both the philosophical foundations of ethical conduct and the practical problems encountered in the day-to-day conduct of business affairs. Much of the study of practical problems centers around actual case studies. Although there are no specific prerequisites, this course should generally be taken only after a number of other business administration courses have been completed. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 470: Business Strategy

    An integrated study of the functional areas of finance, marketing, and management with concentration on case analysis, readings, and computer simulations. Prerequisites: BADM 315 and 361 and ECON 301. Offered spring term each year. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 470B: Business Strategy

    An integrated study of the functional areas of finance, marketing, and management with concentration on case analysis, readings, and computer simulations. Prerequisites: BADM 315B, 401B, and ECON 301B. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 480: Long-Term Care Administration

    A study of the principles and applications of long-term care administration, including general management, environmental management, patient care, personnel management, and government regulations. Offered spring term even years. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 481: Policies and Issues in Health Care

    A focus on the application of analytical skills of policy formation in the health professions. The course focuses on analyzing the processes in the design, adoption, implementation, and evaluation of current health policy. Recent political and ethical issues relating to health care policy are examined. Offered spring term odd years. Three semester hours.

  • BADM 491: Internship

    A practicum experience which involves the student in a position in business under adequate supervision for the joint purposes of learning about business and possible occupational choices. Prerequisite: consent of major professor. One to six semester hours.

  • BADM 491B: Internship

    A practicum experience which involves the student in a position in business under adequate supervision for the joint purposes of learning about business and possible occupational choices. The internship must be completed in a functional area outside of the student’s full time employment (either at a different organization or within a different functional area of the full time employment organization). Prerequisite: consent of academic adviser and internship coordinator. One semester hour per term. Maximum of three semester hours total.

  • BADM 495: Seminar

    A seminar designed to promote in-depth discussion, independent research, and writing in areas not included in the regular course offerings. Topics considered vary from semester to semester. One to three semester hours.