Business Administration - BA

BA F151 Introduction to Business (s)

3 Credits


Business organization, nature of major business functions such as management, finance, accounting, marketing, personnel administration. Opportunities and requirements for professional business careers. Also available via eLearning and Distance Education. (3+0)

BA F241 Advertising, Sales and Promotion

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Advertising, publicity, sales management, sales promotion, direct marketing and the interrelationships necessary for effective promotions in domestic or international, small or large, goods or services, and for-profit or nonprofit organizations. (3+0)

BA F253 Internship in Business

1-3 Credits


Supervised work experience in an approved position related to the student's career interests or objectives. Number of credits depends on type of position and time worked. No student can count more than eight internship credits towards a degree. Prerequisites: Approval of program or department head. (1-3+1-3)

BA F254 Personal Finance

3 Credits


Emphasis on personal investments and financial management. (3+0)

BA F280 Sports Leadership

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Provides leadership theory and develop leadership skills for application internal and external to their sport. Focus on the identification and development of leadership skills/abilities and application within the classroom, a sport and for an on-campus project. This course is cross-listed with LEAD F280. (3+0)

BA F281 Sports Management

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

Provides a basic understanding of managing amateur and professional sports organizations and the legal issues involved. Topics such as stadium financing, risk management contracts and human resource management, public versus private sector labor laws, collective bargaining and drug testing will be examined. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. (3+0)

BA F305 Leadership Alaska: Making a Difference (s)

4 Credits
Offered Spring

A leadership seminar and practicum which will involve building community, developing networks, learning leadership theories, understanding civic responsibility, and creating an action project through which the student becomes a leader. Prerequisites: Either be an Alaska Scholar; an Honors student; a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars; have a 3.25 GPA; or permission of instructor. (4+0)

BA F307 Introductory Human Resources Management

3 Credits


Introduction to management principles and personnel practice in industry, analysis of labor-management problems, methods and administration of recruiting, selecting, training and compensating employees, and labor laws and their applications. Also available via eLearning and Distance Education. Prerequisite: ENGL F111X or equivalent. (3+0)

BA F317 W Employment Law

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Basic personnel and human resource management law, including labor law and current management practices in administering collective bargaining agreements. Emphasis on the major federal and Alaska state laws affecting personnel management. Prerequisites: BA F307 or concurrent enrollment; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X. (3+0)

BA F323X Business Ethics (h)

3 Credits
Offered Fall, Spring, Summer; As Demand Warrants

A grounding in ethical theories and basic issues of moral thought, with examples which highlight the pitfalls in practical ethics which future managers are likely to face, and the need to design organizations so as to promote ethical behavior. (3+0)

BA F325 Financial Management

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Time value of money, bond and stock valuation, capital budgeting, risk-return trade-offs and option pricing. Prerequisites: ACCT F261; ECON F201 and ECON F202; MATH F262X; STAT F200X. (3+0)

BA F330 The Legal Environment of Business

4 Credits


The judicial system, legal processes, administrative procedures, law of torts, contract and agency government regulation of business, business ethics, corporate social responsibility and the uniform commercial code. Also available via eLearning and Distance Education. (4+0)

BA F343 Principles of Marketing

3 Credits


Management of a firm's marketing effort focusing on products, distribution, pricing and promotion to targeted consumers. Practices appropriate to domestic or international, small or large, goods or services, and for-profit or nonprofit organizations included. Also available via eLearning and Distance Education. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X or equivalent; COMM F131X or COMM F 141X or equivalent. (3+0)

BA F360 Operations Management

3 Credits


Operations management with an emphasis on systematic planning, design and operation of the processes that produce goods and deliver services that customers recognize to be of superior quality. Topics include operations strategy, process design, quality control, statistical process control, project scheduling, material requirements planning and just-in-time systems. Prerequisites: AIS F101; STAT F200X. (3+0)

BA F390 Organizational Theory and Behavior

3 Credits


Understanding how and why organizations behave as they do, assessing whether the behavior is functional or dysfunctional, and learning to understand and change motivation, leadership, communications, group dynamics, conflict management, layout, technology, structure and policies to create high-functioning organizations. Prerequisite: ENGL F111X or equivalent. (3+0)

BA F423 W Investment Analysis

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Introduction to investment analysis. Presents an understanding of the investment environment and analytical tools in investing. Intended for undergraduate students. Prerequisites: BA F325; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X. (3+0)

BA F424 Real Estate and Alternative Investments

3 Credits
Offered Spring

Develop skills required to value and finance residential and commercial real estate. Financing instruments, markets and taxation issues specific to real estate are covered in the first half; alternative investments such as REITs will be presented in the second half of the course. Prerequisites: BA F325. (3+0)

BA F436 Consumer Behavior (s)

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Effects of nationality, culture, social class, family, personality, symbolism and persuasion on consumptive behavior. Qualitative methodologies such as focus groups covered. Prerequisites: BA F343 or PSY/SOC F330. (3+0)

BA F445 W Marketing Research

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Basic processes and tools of marketing research with emphasis on utilization of research findings as an integral part of the managerial decision-making process. Techniques of qualitative and quantitative data-gathering and analysis to solve a marketing problem. Practices appropriate to domestic or international, small or large, goods or services, and for-profit or nonprofit organizations. Prerequisites: BA F343; ECON F227; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; upper division BBA standing; or permission of the SOM advisor. (3+0)

BA F447 W,O Compensation Management

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Theory and practice of wage and salary, benefits and risk management. Planning, administration, auditing, adjusting and budgeting for compensation and risk. Prerequisites: BA F307; COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X. (3+0)

BA F452 W Internship in Emergency Management

3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

A supervised practical work experience to enable students to apply their course work in a fire department or closely related field of emergency services. Admission dependent upon approved sponsorship arrangements. Prerequisites: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; BEM degree major; upper division standing; permission of instructor. Recommended: Four semesters of bachelor core; business administration courses. (0+6)

BA F453 Internship in Business Administration

1-3 Credits
Offered As Demand Warrants

A supervised practical work experience to enable students to apply their coursework in a business environment. Admission dependent upon approved sponsorship arrangements. Repeated for a maximum of six credits. Prerequisites: Accumulative 3.0 GPA in ACCT and BA courses. (0+2-9)

BA F454 O Student Investment Fund

3 Credits


Hands-on experience in portfolio management. Students will be making investment and diversification decisions affecting the $500,000 Student Investment Fund. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; BA F325 or equivalent; upper division BBA standing; permission of the SOM advisor or instructor. (3+0)

BA F455 Portfolio Management

3 Credits


The second course involved with the hands-on management of the $500,000 Student Investment Fund. Students will carry out the duties of officers of the fund and will be responsible for portfolio diversification and management decisions affecting the fund. Prerequisites: BA F454; upper division BBA standing; permission of the SOM advisor or instructor. (3+0)

BA F456 W Small Business Management

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Operations and special problems of the small business with emphasis on both existing firms and new ventures. Starting new businesses, buying going concerns, acquiring and operating franchises, establishing lines of credit, management, legal matters, profit planning, pricing, inventory levels, record systems, tax regulations and employee supervision. Prerequisites: ACCT F261; ACCT F262; ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X. (3+0)

BA F457 Training and Management Development

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Theory and practice of employee training programs, needs assessments, learning theories, instructional design, training techniques and evaluation, management development and career development techniques and practices. Prerequisites: BA F307. (3+0)

BA F460 O International Business

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Relationships among nations with particular emphasis on the business, economic, and sociocultural institutions that influence the performance of managers. Formulation of objectives, strategies and organizational structures within the context of international diversity. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X. Recommended: Senior standing. (3+0)

BA F461 International Finance

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Development of analytical skills, logical thought processes and information literacy necessary to make and implement investment decisions in a global setting. Prerequisites: BA F325. (3+0)

BA F462 O Corporate Strategy

3 Credits


An integrative approach to strategy formation and implementation to achieve organization goals. Students will be introduced to theoretical perspectives and associated methodologies directed toward resolving the unstructured problems and opportunities which confront general managers at the highest levels of an organization. Prerequisites: COMM F131X or COMM F141X; ACCT F262; BA F325; BA F343; BA F360; BA F390; ECON F321 or ECON F322 or ECON F324 or ECON F350; upper division BBA standing; or permission of the SOM advisor. (3+0)

BA F467 Current Topics in Management

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Examines current management trends with regard to major theories and practices in the field. Topics of interest could include organizational development, performance appraisal, personnel selection and international human resources management. Prerequisites: BA F307; BA F390. (3+0)

BA F470 Leadership Theory and Development

3 Credits
Offered Alternate Spring

A guide for interpreting leadership theories related to one another, and how students can apply the leadership theories to their personal development. Prerequisite: ENGL F111X; ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; COMM F131X or COMM F131X or COMM F141X and BA F390. (3+0)

BA F472 Leading Change

3 Credits
Offered Alternate Fall

The course is designed to explore some of the technologies for intervening in organizations to develop their capability and to achieve change. We explore the way in which change agents deal with their conflicting demands. The thrust of the text is how to become a leading change agent within an organization and extend your understanding and application of key concepts and theories. Prerequisites: ENGL F211X or ENGL F213X; COMM F131X or COMM F141X; BA F390 or permission of instructor. (3+0)

BA F490 Services Marketing

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Marketing principles in the service sector with special emphasis on such service industries as banking, healthcare, recreation, retailing and tourism. Includes practices appropriate to domestic or international, small or large, and for-profit organizations. Prerequisites: BA F343. (3+0)

BA F491 Current Topics in Marketing

3 Credits
Offered Fall or Spring

Examines current marketing trends with regard to production, distribution, promotion, pricing and target markets. Focus on trends in Alaska, the U.S. and worldwide. Prerequisites: BA F343. (3+0)