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Top BA 101 BUSINESS NOW (6)  Offered in current or future terms
Presents an integrated view of both established and entrepreneurial business organizations by studying their common processes and characteristics. Introduces theory and develops basic skills in the areas of management, finance, accounting and marketing. Lec/lab/rec.

Top BA 150 EXPLORING ENTREPRENEURSHIP (1) 
Participants are challenged with economic concepts and projects. Inspirational speakers address key topics concerning all aspects of business and leadership development. Students must be registered for Young Entrepreneurs Business Week Camp to receive credit for the course. Graded P/N.

Top BA 151 EXPLORING INVESTING (1) 
Students participating in Investing Week will learn about basic investment vehicles and the principles of evaluating a potential investment. Students will also learn how to understand the financial market system and how it affects their personal and business life. Students will be assigned a role as a junior analyst with Toots, Toots and Peabody, and critically assess the benefits and strengths of individual investment vehicles. Graded P/N.

Top BA 152 EXPLORING SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP (1) 
Provides an immersive experience regarding responsible business practices. In addition, from an entrepreneurial prospective, students have the opportunity to explore ways in which real social change is being conducted worldwide. Graded P/N.

Top BA 160 B-ENGAGED (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Understand and accomplish college-level academic work and explore OSU resources and options that will enhance your college experience and success. Opportunity to connect with faculty and peers with common interests in a supportive learning environment.

Top BA 160H B-ENGAGED (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Understand and accomplish college-level academic work and explore OSU resources and options that will enhance your college experience and success. Opportunity to connect with faculty and peers with common interests in a supportive learning environment. PREREQS: Honors College approval required

Top BA 161 INNOVATION NATION--AWARENESS TO ACTION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
First course in a two-course sequence. Begins a conversation on self-management, offering opportunities for active reflection on critical skill sets necessary for success in today's global market. Builds a foundation of entrepreneurial knowledge and gaining a competitive edge while becoming aware of your role in managing your own career.

Top BA 161H INNOVATION NATION--AWARENESS TO ACTION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
First course in a two-course sequence. Begins a conversation on self-management, offering opportunities for active reflection on critical skill sets necessary for success in today's global market. Builds a foundation of entrepreneurial knowledge and gaining a competitive edge While becoming aware of your role in managing your own career. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top BA 162 INNOVATION NATION--IDEAS TO REALITY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Second course in a two-course sequence. Topics include evaluating entrepreneurial capabilities, creativity and innovation, opportunity recognition, impression management, and responsible business practices. Continues a conversation on self-management, offering opportunities for active reflection on critical skill sets necessary for success in today's global market. PREREQS: BA 161 [C-]

Top BA 162H INNOVATION NATION--IDEAS TO REALITY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Second course in a two-course sequence. Topics include evaluating entrepreneurial capabilities, creativity and innovation, opportunity recognition, impression management, and responsible business practices. Continues a conversation on self-management, offering opportunities for active reflection on critical skill sets necessary for success in today's global market. PREREQS: BA 161 [C-] or BA 161H [C-] and Honors College approval required.

Top BA 170 BUSINESS INSIGHTS (2) 
The first term within a new university and/or major is a critical time for college students. Business Insights was developed to help you transition to the OSU College of Business academic community and learning expectations. Business Insights will help you understand and accomplish college-level academic work and explore OSU resources and options that will enhance your college experience and success. Additionally, Business Insights is your opportunity to connect with a faculty member and peers with common interests in a supportive learning environment.

Top BA 199 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.

Top BA 210 INTERNSHIP (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
Planned and supervised work experience at selected cooperating business firms. Supplementary training, conference, reports, and appraisals. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BA 211 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Accounting information from the perspective of external users, principally investors and creditors. Emphasis on the preparation and interpretation of financial statements, income recognition and determination, and asset valuation. PREREQS: (MTH 111 [C-] or MTH 241 [C-] or MTH 251 [C-] or MTH 251H [C-] ) or Placement Test MPT(24) or Placement Test MPAL(060) and sophomore standing.

Top BA 211H FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Accounting information from the perspective of external users, principally investors and creditors. Emphasis on the preparation and interpretation of financial statements, income recognition and determination, and asset valuation. PREREQS: MTH 111 [C-] or MTH 241 [C-] or MTH 251 [C-] or MTH 251H [C-] or Placement Test MPT(24) or Placement Test MPAL(60) and sophomore standing and Honors College approval required.

Top BA 213 MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Accounting information from the perspective of management users with an emphasis on data accumulation for product costing, planning, and performance evaluation and control. PREREQS: BA 211 [C-] or BA 211H [C-]

Top BA 213H MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Accounting information from the perspective of management users with an emphasis on data accumulation for product costing, planning, and performance evaluation and control. PREREQS: BA 211 [C-] or BA 211H [C-] and Honors College approval required.

Top BA 215 FUNDAMENTALS OF ACCOUNTING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Looks at how the accounting model reflects business transactions and events. Students are introduced to both financial and managerial accounting and the creation, interpretation, and analysis of financial statements. In addition, students obtain an understanding of the determination, organization, and management of costs and revenues including management decisions based upon this information.

Top BA 230 BUSINESS LAW I (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Nature and function of law in our business society. Obligations arising out of agency, contract formation and breach, crimes, torts, warranty, regulation of competition, and international aspects thereof. PREREQS: Sophomore standing.

Top BA 230H BUSINESS LAW I (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Nature and function of law in our business society. Obligations arising out of agency, contract formation and breach, crimes, torts, warranty, regulation of competition, and international aspects thereof. PREREQS: Sophomore standing. Honors College approval required.

Top BA 233 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Nature and function of U.S. law in our business society. Obligations arising out of agency and employment law, contract formation and breach, warranty, crimes and torts. PREREQS: Sophomore standing.

Top BA 233H LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS (2) 
Nature and function of U.S. law in our business society. Obligations arising out of agency and employment law, contract formation and breach, warranty, crimes and torts. PREREQS: Sophomore standing. Honors College approval required.

Top BA 253 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (4) 
Designed to improve the ability of students to describe their accomplishments and sell their ideas in situations like professional networking, company meetings, response to proposals for services, and interviews. It teaches writing skills and workplace integration for new jobs. Particular emphasis is put on verbal communication and preparation for verbal communication. Students will learn to create career plans that require them to research career options and potential employers, and prepare a developmental roadmap that will lead them to success within the chosen profession. PREREQS: (BA 101 [C-] or BA 162 [C-] or DHE 160 [C-] ) and (WR 222 [C-] or WR 323 [C-] or WR 327 [C-] )

Top BA 253H PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (4) 
Designed to improve the ability of students to describe their accomplishments and sell their ideas in situations like professional networking, company meetings, response to proposals for services, and interviews. It teaches writing skills and workplace integration for new jobs. Particular emphasis is put on verbal communication and preparation for verbal communication. Students will learn to create career plans that require them to research career options and potential employers, and prepare a developmental roadmap that will lead them to success within the chosen profession. PREREQS: (BA 101 [C-] or BA 162 [C-] or DHE 160 [C-] ) and (WR 222 [C-] or WR 323 [C-] or WR 327 [C-] or WR 327H [C-] ) and Honors College approval required.

Top BA 260 INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Topics include evaluating entrepreneurial capabilities, creativity, business plan creation, opportunity assessment and feasibility analysis, business implementation, new product introduction, and seeking funds. PREREQS: Sophomore standing.

Top BA 260H INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Topics include evaluating entrepreneurial capabilities, creativity, business plan creation, opportunity assessment and feasibility analysis, business implementation, new product introduction, and seeking funds. PREREQS: Sophomore standing and Honors College approval required.

Top BA 272 BUSINESS APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to business programming with C#.NET. Beginning programming skills and concepts, .NET programming environment, object-oriented and event-oriented models, and console applications.

Top BA 275 FOUNDATIONS OF STATISTICAL INFERENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introductory course on statistical inference with an emphasis on business applications. Coverage includes descriptive statistics, random variables, probability distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical inference for means and proportions using one and two samples, and linear regression analysis. PREREQS: MTH 241 [C-] or MTH 251 [C-] or MTH 251H [C-]

Top BA 275H FOUNDATIONS OF STATISTICAL INFERENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introductory course on statistical inference with an emphasis on business applications. Coverage includes descriptive statistics, random variables, probability distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical inference for means and proportions using one and two samples, and linear regression analysis. PREREQS: MTH 241 [C-] or MTH 251 [C-] or MTH 251H [C-] and Honors College approval required.

Top BA 276 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL INFERENCE (2)  Offered in current or future terms
An introductory level statistics course on data analysis and statistical inference with an emphasis on business applications. Coverage includes descriptive statistics, random variables, probability distributions, sampling and sampling distributions, statistical inference for means and proportions using one and two samples. It serves as a prerequisite to BA 376. PREREQS: (MTH 245 [C-] or MTH 251 [C-] or MTH 251H [C-] ) and sophomore standing.

Top BA 280 BUSINESS INSIGHTS (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Connect with faculty and peers and explore OSU resources designed to enhance your college experience and success. Engage in professional development activities and cultivate the soft skills employers are looking for in their future employees.

Top BA 281 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Designed to give students an early start on the process of career planning and development. The process involves thoughtful self-assessment, career exploration, planning and follow-through with preliminary employment strategies. PREREQS: (BA 101 [C-] and BA 280 [C-] ) or BA 162 [C-]

Top BA 282 PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT I (1)  Offered in current or future terms
BA 282, taken during fall term of the second year, helps students develop lifelong skills that are practical, meaningful, and useful. These skills and the understanding developed through this course strengthens the student's ability to adapt career goals to changing market conditions, make good decisions in difficult situations, and set financial goals. PREREQS: BA 101 [C-] or BA 162 [C-]

Top BA 283 PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT II (1)  Offered in current or future terms
BA 283, taken during winter term of the second year, course helps students develop lifelong skills that are practical, meaningful, and useful. These skills and the understanding developed through this course strengthens the student's ability to adapt career goals to changing market conditions, make good decisions in difficult situations, and set financial goals. PREREQS: BA 101 [C-] or BA 162 [C-]

Top BA 284 PERSONAL, PROFESSIONAL AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT III (1)  Offered in current or future terms
BA 284, taken during spring term of the second year, course helps students develop lifelong skills that are practical, meaningful, and useful. These skills and the understanding developed through this course strengthens the student's ability to adapt career goals to changing market conditions, make good decisions in difficult situations, and set financial goals. PREREQS: BA 101 [C-] or BA 162 [C-]

Top BA 302 BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Integrates core concepts from Business Information Systems (BIS) with those of Operations Management and introduces a process-oriented view of the flows of materials, information and services through and across organizations. The course helps students identify information-bearing events, assess and improve process efficiency, learn to model and analyze business processes, and understand the interactions between human behavior and process design. Hands-on, case-based assignments and labs allow students to practice the principles addressed. PREREQS: (MTH 245 [C-] or MTH 251 [C-] or MTH 251H [C-] ) and sophomore standing.

Top BA 302H BUSINESS PROCESS MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Integrates core concepts from Business Information Systems (BIS) with those of Operations Management and introduces a process-oriented view of the flows of materials, information and services through and across organizations. The course helps students identify information-bearing events, assess and improve process efficiency, learn to model and analyze business processes, and understand the interactions between human behavior and process design. Hands-on, case-based assignments and labs allow students to practice the principles addressed. PREREQS: (MTH 245 [C-] or MTH 251 [C-] or MTH 251H [C-] ) and sophomore standing. Honors College approval required.

Top BA 314 SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS OPERATIONS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Operations are the processes by which an organization transforms inputs (e.g., labor, material, and knowledge) into outputs (products and services). Operations managers are responsible for designing, running and improving the processes and systems to efficiently accomplish this for production or service businesses. This course focuses on the concepts and tools employed by operations managers to provide their organization a competitive advantage. Topics include statistical tools and quantitative methods (descriptive statistics, probabilities, sampling, interval estimation and hypothesis testing) and operations management concepts (strategies, forecasting, process design, capacity utilization, quality systems, supply chain management, inventory management, resource planning, sustainability and lean systems.) PREREQS: MTH 111 [C-]

Top BA 333 LEGAL AND ETHICAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Legal and ethical regulations of U.S. and global business organizations including financial, human resources, operations and marketing functions. Emphasizes legal and ethical strategies for entrepreneurs including business entity selection, raising capital and managing intellectual property. PREREQS: ( (BA 230 [C-] or BA 233 [C-] ) and (ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] ) ) and junior standing.

Top BA 333H LEGAL AND ETHICAL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (2) 
Legal and ethical regulations of U.S. and global business organizations including financial, human resources, operations and marketing functions. Emphasizes legal and ethical strategies for entrepreneurs including business entity selection, raising capital and managing intellectual property. PREREQS: (BA 230 [C-] or BA 233 [C-] ) and (ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] ) and junior standing and Honors College approval required.

Top BA 347 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Integrated view of international business including current patterns of international business, socioeconomic and geopolitical systems within countries as they affect the conduct of business, major theories explaining international business transactions, financial forms and institutions that facilitate international transactions, and the interface between nation states and the firms conducting foreign business activities. PREREQS: (ECON 202 [C-] or ECON 202H [C-] ) and junior standing.

Top BA 347H INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Integrated view of international business including current patterns of international business, socioeconomic and geopolitical systems within countries as they affect the conduct of business, major theories explaining international business transactions, financial forms and institutions that facilitate international transactions, and the interface between nation states and the firms conducting foreign business activities. PREREQS: ECON 202 [C-] or ECON 202H [C-] and junior standing and Honors College approval required.

Top BA 348 INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE ORIENTATION (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Consists of large-group sessions as well as small-group break-out sessions for each country individually. It is vital to attend all sessions as valuable information pertaining to your study abroad opportunity will be presented. Graded P/N.

Top BA 349 IMPACT OF CULTURE ON BUSINESS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
A requirement of all students participating in a College of Business-approved international exchange program and for completing the College of Business International Business option. The major emphasis is for students to reflect on their experience while studying, living and traveling in a foreign culture and for them to determine how the foreign culture impacts how they would conduct business in that country. Graded P/N. PREREQS: BA 348* [C-]

Top BA 351 MANAGING ORGANIZATIONS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A systems perspective to understanding the management functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Ethical and diversity issues are addressed as they are relevant in entrepreneurial and established ventures. PREREQS: Junior standing. No credit for business administration majors.

Top BA 352 MANAGING INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM PERFORMANCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Diagnose individual and small-group behavior and develop skill in improving individual and small-group performance in entrepreneurial and established ventures. Emphasis on professional skill development and the practical application of theory and research. Concepts of ethics, diversity and cross-cultural relations are integrated throughout the course. PREREQS: (COMM 111 [C-] or COMM 111H [C-] or COMM 114 [C-] or COMM 114H [C-] ) and junior standing.

Top BA 352H MANAGING INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM PERFORMANCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Diagnose individual and small-group behavior and develop skill in improving individual and small-group performance in entrepreneurial and established ventures. Emphasis on professional skill development and the practical application of theory and research. Concepts of ethics, diversity and cross-cultural relations are integrated throughout the course. PREREQS: (COMM 111 [C-] or COMM 111H [C-] or COMM 114 [C-] or COMM 114H [C-] ) and junior standing. Honors College approval required.

Top BA 353 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Designed to improve the ability of students to describe their accomplishments and sell themselves in situations like professional networking, company meetings, response to proposals for services, and interviews. Emphasizes writing skills, workplace integration, verbal communication, and preparation of developmental roadmaps that will lead students to success within their chosen profession. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: ( (COMM 111 [C-] or COMM 111H [C-] or COMM 114 [C-] or COMM 114H [C-] ) and (WR 222 [C-] or WR 323 [C-] or WR 327 [C-] ) ) and junior standing.

Top BA 354 MANAGING ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Introduces contemporary issues that business professionals face making ethical and socially responsible decisions in an increasingly fast-paced, transparent, and global environment. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: (COMM 111 [C-] or COMM 111H [C-] or COMM 114 [C-] or COMM 114H [C-] ) and (WR 222 [C-] or WR 323 [C-] or WR 327 [C-] or HC 199 [C-] ) and junior standing and admitted to professional business program.

Top BA 354H MANAGING ETHICS AND CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Introduces contemporary issues that business professionals face making ethical and socially responsible decisions in an increasingly fast-paced, transparent, and global environment. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: (COMM 111 [C-] or COMM 111H [C-] or COMM 114 [C-] or COMM 114H [C-] ) and (WR 222 [C-] or WR 323 [C-] or WR 327 [C-] or HC 199 [C-] ) and and junior standing and admitted to professional business program. Honors College approval required.

Top BA 357 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Decision making in managing the production of goods and services: product planning, process planning, facility planning, control of quantity, cost and quality. Special emphasis on exponential forecasting, inventory management, work methods, project management, productivity improvement, and international comparisons. PREREQS: (BA 275 [C-] or BA 275H [C-] or BA 276 [C-] ) and junior standing.

Top BA 357H OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Decision making in managing the production of goods and services: product planning, process planning, facility planning, control of quantity, cost and quality. Special emphasis on exponential forecasting, inventory management, work methods, project management, productivity improvement, and international comparisons. PREREQS: BA 275 [C-] or BA 275H [C-] or BA 276 [C-] and junior standing and Honors College approval required.

Top BA 360 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Explore the issues facing a financial manager in new business ventures, small businesses, and corporations. Focus on the role of the financial manager in business settings, explores the functions of a financial manager in financial analysis, forecasting, planning, and control; asset and liability management; capital budgeting; and raising funds for new business ventures, small businesses, and corporations. PREREQS: (BA 213 [C-] or BA 213H [C-] or BA 215 [C-] or BA 215H [C-] ) and (ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] or AREC 250 [C-] )

Top BA 360H INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Explore the issues facing a financial manager in new business ventures, small businesses, and corporations. Focus on the role of the financial manager in business settings, explores the functions of a financial manager in financial analysis, forecasting, planning, and control; asset and liability management; capital budgeting; and raising funds for new business ventures, small businesses, and corporations. PREREQS: (BA 213 [C-] or BA 213H [C-] or BA 215 [C-] or BA 215H [C-] ) and (ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] or AREC 250 [C-] ) and Honors College approval required.

Top BA 362 SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL INITIATIVES (4) 
The core concepts of entrepreneurship, using entrepreneurship to craft innovative responses to social problems. Entrepreneurial skills are as valuable in the social sector as they are in business. Includes both profit and non-profit firms that have programs designed to create social value. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top BA 363 TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to the fundamentals of managing innovation and technology toward the production of intellectual assets; how innovations are created, evaluated and leveraged within business strategy; and how innovation is managed within various business environments. PREREQS: (BA 260 [C-] or BA 260H [C-] )

Top BA 365 FAMILY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (4) 
Focuses on the opportunities and the problems characteristic of family businesses: entrepreneurship, management succession, transfer of ownership, mixing family and business roles, family conflicts, personnel issues, non-family employees, and outside advisors. Taught via Ecampus only. PREREQS: Junior standing or instructor permission.

Top BA 370 BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS OVERVIEW (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduce students to the field of information management. Topics include information systems technology, the strategic role of IT, the business applications of networks, databases and Internet technologies, and the development and implementation of information systems. Use relational database models to design a real-world case study. PREREQS: BA 302 [C-] and junior standing.

Top BA 371 BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Explore systems analysis, logical design and documentation of information system (IS) applications with process-oriented methodologies. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (BA 272 [C-] and ACTG 378 [C-] ) and junior standing.

Top BA 372 BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Logical and physical design of computer-based information systems; tools and techniques that underlie the design processes. Design of an enterprise information system with CASE tools. Alternative approaches to systems design with emphasis on object-orientation. Lec/rec. PREREQS: BA 371 [C-] and junior standing.

Top BA 375 APPLIED QUANTITATIVE METHODS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to the basics of data science and data analytics for handling of large-scale databases. It provides an overview of the main data-analytic techniques and topics including data visualization, linear and nonlinear regression analysis, time series analysis and forecasting, classification, and clustering methods. PREREQS: BA 275 [C-] and /or equivalent. Business majors only.

Top BA 375H APPLIED QUANTITATIVE METHODS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces students to the basics of data science and data analytics for handling of large-scale databases. It provides an overview of the main data-analytic techniques and topics including data visualization, linear and nonlinear regression analysis, time series analysis and forecasting, classification, and clustering methods. PREREQS: BA 275 [C-] and /or equivalent. Business majors only. Honors College approval required.

Top BA 376 APPLIED QUANTITATIVE METHODS (2)  Offered in current or future terms
An in-depth discussion on advanced quantitative methods most relevant to business students. Topics may include regression analysis, time series and forecasting, design of experiments, simulations, decision analysis, survey data analysis, data mining and computationally intensive statistical methods. PREREQS: BA 276 [C-] and available to business majors only.

Top BA 381 PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Designed to help students transition to the OSU and COB communities, identify and employ academic success strategies, and start the process of career planning and development. Teaches students how to set financial goals. Credit may not be received for equivalent courses BA 353 or BA 253. PREREQS: BA 101 [C-] and second-year students who transfer into the COB and those enrolled in a COB Ecampus program.

Top BA 390 MARKETING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Consumer and industrial markets, and activities and enterprises involved in distributing products to those markets. Objective is to develop an understanding of distribution processes, marketing problems, and marketing principles. PREREQS: (ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] or AREC 250 [C-] ) and junior standing.

Top BA 390H MARKETING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Consumer and industrial markets, and activities and enterprises involved in distributing products to those markets. Objective is to develop an understanding of distribution processes, marketing problems, and marketing principles. PREREQS: (ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] or AREC 250 [C-] ) and junior standing. Honors College approval required.

Top BA 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top BA 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Supervised individual work in some field of special application and interest. Subjects chosen must be approved by professor in charge. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Senior standing and departmental approval required.

Top BA 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top BA 407 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top BA 407H SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top BA 410 BUSINESS INTERNSHIP (1-12)  Offered in current or future terms
Planned and supervised work experience at selected cooperating business firms. Supplementary training, conference, reports, and appraisals. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Upper-division standing and departmental approval required.

Top BA 432 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, SUSTAINABILITY, AND BUSINESS (4) 
Explores fundamental business, legal, and policy issues raised by environmental law, sustainable business practices, and clean energy policies, and their impact on business and management practices. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top BA 447 TOPICS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (1-4) 
Analysis of current topics in international business. Topics will vary from term to term. PREREQS: BA 347 [C-]

Top BA 451 SUPPLY AND SOURCING MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Prepares students to effectively use operations and supply chain concepts and methods to make appropriate sourcing and supply decisions in international business contexts. Provides an overview of the global supply function and explores the steps of the supply management cycle. Topics include purchasing/procurement procedures and policy, supply organization, specifications and statement of work development, sourcing strategy, supplier evaluation, global sourcing, competitive bidding, price/cost analysis, e-procurement, and ethical, environmentally and socially responsible supply management. PREREQS: BA 357 [C-]

Top BA 454 LEAN ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT AND CAPSTONE (4) 
BA 454 is the capstone class for students in the Supply Chain and Logistics Management option. PREREQS: BA 459 [C-] and BA 478 [C-]

Top BA 458 INNOVATION AND NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Strategic management of an organization's system and technologies in support of innovation and new product/service development. Application experience with new product/service development process using problem solving skills, information management, and critical thinking. PREREQS: (BA 390 [C-] or BA 390H [C-] )

Top BA 459 MANUFACTURING AND SERVICE OPERATIONS (4) 
Focuses on the management of global service operations including designing and managing systems to coordinate global information and material flows within and between firms and functions in a supply chain. Covers planning operations, evaluating system alternatives, designing and researching global supply networks, examining complex adaptive systems and evaluating value stream synchronization. PREREQS: BA 451 [C-]

Top BA 460 VENTURE MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Entrepreneurial and innovation processes applied to new business start-ups, existing small businesses, and new ventures within larger organizations; new venture planning, project management, and productivity improvement. Cases and projects are used to apply concepts and to develop communication skills. PREREQS: ( (BA 260 [C-] or BA 260H [C-] ) and (BA 351 [C-] or BA 352 [C-] or BA 352H [C-] ) and (BA 390 [C-] or BA 390H [C-] ) ) and senior standing.

Top BA 463 FAMILY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Focuses on the opportunities and the problems characteristic of family businesses: entrepreneurship, management succession, transfer of ownership, mixing family and business roles, family conflicts, personnel issues, non-family employees, and outside advisors. PREREQS: Senior standing and instructor approval.

Top BA 464 NEW VENTURE FINANCING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Explore financial issues facing entrepreneurial business ventures: cash flow and budgets, financial analysis, financial statement forecasting, financial controls, asset management, and understanding the funding options at different points in the business life cycle including SBA loans, angel investment, venture capital, bank loans, and going public. PREREQS: ( (BA 260 [C-] or BA 260H [C-] ) and (BA 340 [C-] or FIN 340 [C-] or BA 340H [C-] or FIN 340H [C-] or BA 360 [C-] ) )

Top BA 465 SYSTEMS THINKING AND PRACTICE (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Hard and soft system theories examined, methods and techniques for dealing with real-world problems; skills and dialogue techniques to identify mindsets, define problems, and explore alternative pathways for solutions. (Bacc Core Course)

Top BA 465H SYSTEMS THINKING AND PRACTICE (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Hard and soft systems theories are examined, including methods and techniques for dealing with real-world problems; skills and dialogue techniques to identify mindsets, define problems, and explore alternative pathways for solutions. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top BA 466 INTEGRATIVE STRATEGIC EXPERIENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides students with an overview of the basic concepts in strategic management. Students learn frameworks and models to understand and analyze a firm's external environment and internal resources in an effort to create sustainable competitive advantages. Analysis and critique of conventional conceptions of business ethics. Evaluation of ethical issues involving businesses at firm, national, and international levels. PREREQS: ( (BA 340 [C-] or BA 340H [C-] or FIN 340 [C-] or FIN 340H [C-] or BA 360 [C-] ) and (BA 352 [C-] or BA 352H [C-] ) and BA 357 [C-] and (BA 390 [C-] or BA 390H [C-] ) ) and senior standing.

Top BA 466H INTEGRATIVE STRATEGIC EXPERIENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides students with an overview of the basic concepts in strategic management. Students learn frameworks and models to understand and analyze a firm's external environment and internal resources in an effort to create sustainable competitive advantages. Analysis and critique of conventional conceptions of business ethics. Evaluation of ethical issues involving businesses at firm, national, and international levels. PREREQS: (BA 340 [C-] or BA 340H [C-] or FIN 340 [C-] or FIN 340H [C-] or BA 360 [C-] ) and (BA 352 [C-] or BA 352H [C-] ) and BA 357 [C-] and (BA 390 [C-] or BA 390H [C-] ) and senor standing. Honors College approval required.

Top BA 467 NEW VENTURE LABORATORY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Entrepreneurship capstone course. Fully develop a business plan including product specs with prototype, financial analysis, market analysis, marketing plan, management structure and proposed financing. PREREQS: (BA 357 [C-] and BA 458 [C-] )

Top BA 468 TECHNOLOGY COMMERCIALIZATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
"Hands on" class in which students will exercise commercialization concepts on recently awarded Oregon State University patents. Students will learn a process and tools to assess the business viability of a technical idea, and to develop the best business approach for commercialization. PREREQS: BA 363 [C-] and /or instructor permission.

Top BA 478 SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYTICS (4) 
Explores modeling methods for design, analysis, execution and integration of supply chains. Introduces students to a variety of modeling and optimization techniques for the analysis of strategic, tactical and operational supply chain problems, including demand forecasting, risk analysis, revenue management, distribution and facility location. PREREQS: BA 357 [C-] and BA 375 [C-]

Top BA 479 BUSINESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKING (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provide a fundamental understanding of the five-layer Internet model and its effects on the business environment. Planning and managing networks in support of enterprise-wide computing. Assignments involve server hardware and software configurations including DNS/DHCP server configurations, addition of clients to a network, and creating/managing user accounts. PREREQS: ACTG 378 [C-] and /or instructor approval.

Top BA 480 INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Course emphasis is on security risk mitigation methods and procedures such as access control, identity management, intrusion prevention and detection, network and physical security, etc. These and other topics will be placed in both the operational and strategic context of the business. The course also addresses several IS governance and IS security frameworks within which the various security concepts, aspects, policies and procedures can be viewed and discussed. PREREQS: BA 272 [C-] and ACTG 378 [C-] and BA 479 [C-]

Top BA 481 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ANALYTICS (4) 
How organizations can successfully collect, evaluate and apply information for better decision making. Emerging technologies such as transaction processing systems, RFID, weblogs, social networks, website usage, and online communities have the potential to reveal market trends, suppliers' preferences, and competitors' next moves. The success of an organization largely depends on its ability to take advantage of those data sets that are already available to it. The class starts with basic IT strategy concepts for the identification of the opportunities for BI solutions, and ends with hands-on experience using Business Intelligence tools to implement such solutions.

Top BA 483 BUSINESS ANALYTICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Presents how organizations can successfully "collect, evaluate and apply information" for better decision making. Technologies such as transaction processing systems, RFID, weblogs, social networks, website usage, and online communities have the potential to reveal market trends, suppliers' preferences, and competitors' next moves. The success of an organization largely depends on its ability to take advantage of those data sets that are already available to it. PREREQS: BA 371 [C-] and BA 479 [C-] and senior standing.

Top BA 487 HOSPITALITY FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (4) 
Introduces students to the evaluation of investments in competitive products and services as sustainable strategies for the hospitality industry. PREREQS: (BA 360 [C-] and BA 486 [C-] ) and senior standing.

Top BA 488 ADVANCED HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT (4) 
Designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the importance of core competencies in the hospitality industry in terms of overall value addition, competitive methods, and competitive advantage, taking into consideration both present and future effects. PREREQS: BA 352 [C-]



 
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