Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Business Administration Program from University of the People

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BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

The Business Administration program offers a broad exposure to business administration and economics. Behavioral and quantitative sciences are studied in both theoretical and applied contexts. Mathematics is used as a key tool in the analysis of complex problems and in the interpretation of data. Emphasis is placed on effective written communication. Students are made aware of the need for imaginative, innovative solutions to business problems that encompass human needs and ethical objectives.

Business Administration focuses on investigating how business theory and application works and how it can be used to solve real-world problems.

Our program offers a new learning experience similar to academic studies towards a BA in Business Administration and this curriculum will provide you with a strong, broad-based education in the fundamentals of business policy and procedure.




ORIENTATION COURSES
Skills for Online Learning

This course required introduces the student to the University of the People Learning Environment, the Study Process and additional tools needed to complete studies.

This course is required for all programs. A passing grade in this course is a requirement to continue in any of UoPeople programs.



English Composition 1

The purpose of this course is to develop and enhance basic skills of reading and writing English which are necessary for adequate performance at UoPeople and in the academic arena.

This course is required for all programs. A passing grade in this course is a requirement to continue in any of UoPeople programs.




GENERAL STUDIES

English

English Composition 1
The purpose of this course is to develop and enhance basic skills of reading and writing which are necessary for adequate performance in the academic arena. A passing grade in this course is a necessary condition to continue in all the University of the People
Course Number: GS 1101
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

English Composition 2
Students will become familiar with a wide variety of genres and practice them in reading, writing and speaking exercises. Communicating the results of academic research, reading fiction, poetry and drama, preparing job applications, writing memos, and preparing and presenting proposals and presentations will increase awareness of the need for multifaceted language abilities.
Course Number: GS 1102
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Business English
This course provides an introduction to Business English with the aim to improve communication skills using business-related topics. The student will learn how to use English in conducting business in traditional settings as well as using the Internet. Topics include; negotiating, speaking in business meetings, delivering presentations, writing business letters, memos and emails, telephoning, business vocabulary and multicultural communication.
Course Number: GS 1103
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Mathematics, Economics and Statistics

College Algebra
This is a standard course which can be used to satisfy General Studies requirement as well as provide a solid grounding in algebra, trigonometry, and analytic geometry in preparation for further mathematical studies.
Course Number: GS 1201
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Finite Mathematics
This course will address topics in mathematics particularly applicable to business including; sets, probability, systems of linear equations and inequalities, matrix algebra, linear programming and game theory.
Course Number: GS 1202
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Calculus 1
Calculus 1 covers topics such as real numbers, differentiation, continuous functions, integration, limits, and analytic geometry.
Course Number: GS 1203
Prerequisites: College Algebra
Credits:

Calculus 2
Calculus 2 covers applications of the integral, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions, and vectors.
Course Number: GS 1204
Prerequisites: Calculus 1
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Math for Computer Science
This course focuses on computer science-related mathematical constructs and concepts. The topics covered include: The representation and manipulation of number systems; Propositional and predicate calculus; Boolean algebra in computer logic design; Functions, relations, graphs, recursion and induction; and Combinations, permutations, and counting techniques.
Course Number: GS 1205
Prerequisites: Calculus 1 & Calculus 2
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Linear Algebra
The course centers on the manipulation of systems of linear equations. Topics covered include; Matrix algebra, Vector spaces - linear independence, bases, dimension, and vector subspace configuration; Linear maps - matrix representations and structure theorems
Course Number: GS 1206
Prerequisites: Finite Mathematics (for Business Students) or Math for Computer Science (for Computer Science Students)
Credits:

Introduction to Economics
This course provides an introduction to economics as well as an overview of macroeconomics and microeconomics. Operations of a market economy, money and banking, and the relations between business organizations and government regulatory agencies, optimal allocation of resources, price stability and long-term growth are among the issues dealt with. Not intended for students enrolled in business programs.
Course Number: GS 1250
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Introduction to Statistics
This course presents the students with basic concepts in statistics and encourages statistical thinking. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability, discrete and continuous random variables, the central limit theorem, linear regression, and hypothesis testing.
Course Number: GS 1280
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Natural and Environmental Studies

Introduction to Environmental Studies
This interdisciplinary course examines the impact of social groups and individuals on the natural environment. Critical environmental issues such as air pollution, water sources, energy, and climate change are analyzed and discussed. Special attention is given to national and global policy formation regarding land use, agriculture, energy and waste disposal.
Course Number: GS 1301
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Humanities

World Culture: Art through the Ages
This course takes you on a virtual tour of some of the great museums around the world and includes a general introduction to various art forms in historical context. Students will “taste” the history of art across time and space: from prehistoric to Gothic, from Renaissance to Contemporary, from Egypt, Greece, Europe, Asia, and America.
Course Number: BU 1401
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Introduction to Philosophy
This course traces the origins of philosophical ideas from Socrates and Plato in Ancient Greece to great thinkers of modern times. The idea that philosophy is a manner of thinking about the most basic problems faced by ordinary people is stressed and students are encouraged to examine the ideas of the philosophers as they impact their own lives.
Course Number: GS 1402
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Introduction to Sociology
This course will introduce basic sociological concepts such as structural-functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interaction, and role theory. Topics for discussion will include change, demography, deviance and social control.
Course Number: GS 1403
Prerequisites: None
Credits:




BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

Principles of Business Management
This course is an introduction to the field of business management. Topics include functional management, products and services, business technology, human relations, ethics in business, environmental, global and economic factors, current issues and new trends in business management.
Course Number: BU 1101
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Basic Accounting
This course serves as an introduction to the basic theory, principles and techniques of contemporary financial accounting. Topics include the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial statements.
Course Number: BU 1102
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Microeconomics
This course introduces the economic analysis of the interactions between households, businesses and government with regard to allocation of goods, services and resources. Topics include theory of consumer behavior, production and cost determination.
Course Number: BU 1103
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Macroeconomics
This introductory course is an overview of the topics of unemployment, inflation and economic growth. Focus will be placed on the role of various factors in determining macroeconomic policy.
Course Number: BU 1104
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Principles of Marketing
This course provides a solid introduction to the field of marketing with the intent to develop a general understanding and appreciation of the factors and methods involved in marketing a variety of goods and services. Topics include consumer needs, segmentation, target marketing, positioning, pricing, distributing and promoting goods and services.
Course Number: BU 1201
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

E-Commerce for Business Administration
This course serves as an introduction to Internet-based business models (i.e., e-commerce) in organizations. Study of this field will assist information professionals to recognize opportunities and overcome challenges posed by the e-economy. Topics include e-commerce management, use of information systems and integration with human resources, knowledge management strategies, e-marketing and relationships between the Internet, government, and society.
Course Number: BU 1202
Prerequisites: Principles of Business Management
Credits:

Principles of Finance 1
This course examines the role of the financial manager in the overall management and control of a corporation. Both the short-term management of working capital and long-term investment strategy are covered.
Course Number: BU 1203
Prerequisites: Principles of Business Management & Basic Accounting
Credits:

Personal Finance
This course provides a practical overview of personal finance management. Focus will be placed on the development of personal financial management skills. Topics will include; budgeting income and expenditures and planning for financial security and retirement,
Course Number: BU 1204
Prerequisites: Principles of Business Management & Basic Accounting
Credits:

Financial Accounting
This course is a continuation of the study of accounting with emphasize on accounting for liabilities, equity, and corporate forms of ownership. Topics include responsibility accounting, budgets, cost control, and standard costing procedures and variances. Emphasis is on management reporting.
Course Number: BU 1301
Prerequisites: Basic Accounting & Principles of Finance 1
Credits:

Consumer Behavior
This course provides the student with a comprehensive theoretical and practical foundation of knowledge regarding the forces (such as economic, social, psychological, and cultural factors) that shape the attitudes and behaviors of consumers of products and services.
Course Number: BU 1302
Prerequisites: Principles of Marketing
Credits:

Entrepreneurship 1
This course is an introduction to entrepreneurship and the concept of starting a small business. Topics include the costs and benefits of operating a small business venture and surveys the various types of small businesses.
Course Number: BU 1303
Prerequisites: Principles of Business Management & Principles of Marketing
Credits:

Managerial Accounting
This course is a continuation of Financial Accounting with focus shifted to the internal needs of managers. The course offers students an understanding of managerial accounting techniques used in today's modern business world.
Course Number: BU 1304
Prerequisites: Financial Accounting
Credits:

Business Law 1
This course provides analysis and application of legal principles relevant to the conduct and understanding of commercial business transactions in the global environment. Topics include the legal, ethical, and social aspects of business, agencies, partnerships, and other forms of business organizations.
Course Number: BU 1305
Prerequisites: Principles of Business Management
Credits:

This Business & Society
This course provides a study of the role of society in the modern economy and the intricate relationships between the public and private sectors. Topics also include social responsibility and governance issues in the changing global environments.
Course Number: BU 1306
Prerequisites: Principles of Business Management
Credits:

Multinational Management
This course provides an examination and analysis of multinational management functions and processes including planning, organizing, leading, and controlling across cultures and borders in globally diverse environments and organizations. Topics include cross-cultural strategic planning, leadership, and human resource management
Course Number: BU 1307
Prerequisites: Principles of Business Management, Principles of Marketing & Principles of Finance 1
Credits:

Entrepreneurship 2
This advanced course addresses entrepreneurship in international markets. The key success factors in creating a new internationally oriented business venture will be examined from the perspective of the entrepreneur.
Course Number: BU 1401
Prerequisites: Entrepreneurship 1
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Organizational Behavior
This advanced course focuses on the examination of research and theory of factors that influence the way members of an organization behave. Topics include the behavior of employees, work groups and supervisors, effective organizational communication, handling of change in the organization, and the goals and structure of an organization.
Course Number: BU 1402
Prerequisites: None
Credits:

Business Policy & Strategy
This advanced course addresses the formulation, implementation, monitoring and control of business strategies and supporting organizational policies. Students learn to evaluate the comprehensive business enterprise through an integrated view of the various functional disciplines. This course attempts to develop the conceptual and abstract skills required by leaders of businesses in a competitive environment in order to understand business issues and challenges from the perspective of all functional managers.
Course Number: BU 1403
Prerequisites: Business and Society & Multinational Management
Credits:

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