BBA Program at Thomas More College

Curriculum

The Department of Business Administration the TAP curriculum in an accelerated format. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree completion program includes a 57 credit hour major. Students can add 6 hours in a student-selected concentration in Finance, Marketing or Management.

ACC210 Survey of Accounting (4)
Course requirement: B.B.A. (Accelerated option) students. An introduction to accounting for B.B.A. (Accelerated option) students. The emphasis is on financial accounting topics, with concentration on the uses of financial information. The course also covers managerial topics such as budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, and standard cost. This course replaces ACC 101 and 102 for B.B.A. (Accelerated option) students.

BUA201 Introduction to Today's Business & Team Building (3)
Course Requirement: TAP students only. An introduction to the structure, functions, and role of the business and economic systems and provides an overview of all business courses in the program, a review of guidelines to successfully develop study groups, and a reintroduction to college life for those who may have had an extended hiatus.

BUA245 Quantitative Methods I (4)
The first course in the Quantitative Methods sequence, BUA 245 and 345. The sequence presents an integrated computer based approach to the quantitative tools and methods used in managerial decision making. Topics include elements of modeling, differential and integral calculus, statistics and management science.

BUA291 Business Law I (3)
Students will develop an understanding of the principles of law that apply to business transactions: the overall judicial process, the uniform commercial code, commercial regulations, contracts, agency, bailments, etc.

BUA301 Organization and Management (3)
An introduction to schools of thought in management, the internal workings of the organization from a managerial point of view, and in-depth study of the decision-making process and managerial functions.

BUA302 Organizational Behavior (3)
Recommended Prerequisite: BUA 301. Students will study the concepts of human behavior drawn from psychology and sociology applied to the business organization. Group behavior, similarities and differences, team building, and structure are considered. Development of the participant's leadership style is addressed.

BUA305 Effective Business Writing (3)
Prerequisite: ENG 150. A course to improve writing skills in business situations, emphasizing the application of business principles in a diverse workplace. Cross-listed as ENG 304.

BUA311 Marketing (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 301; ECO 105 or 206. Recommended corequisite: PSY 105. A survey of the marketing function in a capitalistic economy, with emphasis on the planning, pricing, promoting, and distribution of goods and services to satisfy customer wants, the relationship between marketing and other organization functions, the importance of the consumer, and the effect of government regulations.

BUA321 Business Finance (3)
Prerequisite: ACC 102 or 210; BUA 241, 249 or 245; CIS 111; ECO 105 or 206. An examination of the principles, theory, and techniques of modern corporate financial management. Ratio analysis, working capital management, capital project evaluation, valuation, risk, and financial environment are covered.

BUA331 Operations Management (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 301 and 341 or 345. Students will study the methods for planning, scheduling, operating, and controlling the production process. Both service and manufacturing environments are considered.

BUA345 Quantitative Methods II (4)
The second course in the Quantitative Methods sequence, BUA 245 and 345. The sequence presents an integrated computer based approach to the quantitative tools and methods used in managerial decision making. Topics include elements of modeling.

BUA405 International Management (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 302, 311, 321. An examination of the global differences in the culture, economy, politics, and laws that affect the management of foreign operations.

BUA498 Senior Seminar (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of all Business requirements other than the area of emphasis. A capstone seminar taken in the senior year. Strategic management and business policy concepts are used to integrate the business core courses. Case analysis and a major presentation are required.

ECO206 Contemporary Economic Problems (3)
Prerequisite: ECO 105. Students will analyze current economic problems such as inflation, unemployment, overpopulation, resource depletion, and environmental issues, using the economic growth issue as the framework for discussion.

Upon completion of BUA 321, students will select their optional concentration scheduling the additional 6 credit hours needed in Finance, Marketing or Management. Course descriptions for these concentrations can be found here.