Business Administration (BADM)

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BADM 101  Understanding Global Business  3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
Using a combination of lecture, discussion, and activity-based participation, this course provides students with an introduction to business with attention to the global context of the 21st Century. This course guides students at an introductory level from idea generation, entrepreneurial behavior and human resource issues, through financing, marketing, producing, and distributing products and services. The roles of technology and ethics are stressed throughout the course. Activities incorporate basic communication and computer literacy skills as well as library research and information competencies. 3 hours discussion.  (001040)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
BADM 198  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture.  (001044)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
BADM 199  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision.  (022001)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
BADM 299  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours supervision.  (021980)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Lower Division  
BADM 389  Internship in Business Admin  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 0 hours lecture.  (001048)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BADM 398  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision.  (001061)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BADM 399  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Students registering for this course should prepare a project proposal to be discussed with their faculty advisor before enrolling in the course. 9 hours supervision.  (020769)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BADM 445  International Business  3 Units  
Prerequisite: MGMT 303 or faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
An examination of key issues in international business adopting a broad perspective across various business sub-disciplines. The course looks at the major factors affecting organizational actions such as political economy, competitive dynamics, demographics, consumer behavior, culture, supply chains and international finance. The course is experiential in nature, with travel to a foreign country to observe business practices, examine management issues, meet with representatives of local businesses, explore the diversity of different cultures and learn to apply necessary behaviors to successfully engage in an international business environment. Locations of the travel can vary and topics/examples focus on the country and region of the intended destination. 3 hours lecture.  (022104)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BADM 489  Internship in Business Admin  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
3 hours lecture.  (001063)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BADM 495  Applied Strategic Decision Making  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Graduating senior standing. Completion of all courses in upper-division core.  
Typically Offered: Spring, summer, fall  
This capstone course for Business Administration (BADM) majors integrates core business knowledge across all functional areas using a system dynamics approach. This approach emphasizes the Resource-Based View of the firm and the importance of managing the resource stocks and flows of an organization to arrive at policies designed to improve performance over time. Thus, strategy formulation and analysis are based on an awareness of system structure, feedback dynamics, and stakeholder mental models. Students perform an internal financial analysis of a firm, understand its performance structure and the economic value of the firm. The seminar combines lecture, discussion, data analysis,and simulation as principle methods for learning how to effectively manage an enterprise in dynamic, competitive environments. 3 hours discussion.  (001074)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Laptop required  
BADM 495HW  Applied Strategic Decision Making - Honors (W)  3 Units  W  
Prerequisite: Completion of upper-division BADM core; students must meet College of Business honors requirements.  
Typically Offered: Spring only  
An interdisciplinary capstone seminar emphasizing the analysis of complex business problems in domestic and global settings. Using a strategic management framework, this course integrates core business knowledge across all functional and decision-support areas to arrive at economically sound, ethically principled, value-adding solutions. The seminar combines lecture, discussion, case analysis, and simulation as principal methods for learning how to effectively manage the business enterprise in competitive environments. 3 hours discussion.  (021697)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division; Writing Course  
BADM 498  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: To be established when course is formulated.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision.  (001077)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BADM 499  Special Problems  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 3 hours supervision.  (001078)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BADM 499H  Honors Seminar in Business  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Admission to Business Honors in the Major program.  
Typically Offered: Fall only  
This course is a common first Honors course for students in all options, to be followed by an option-specific 499H. This is primarily a research methods course where students will learn the methodologies necessary for them to succeed in their Honors projects. Issues range from selecting a topic to the nature of data and specific research methods. The course also helps students integrate knowledge that they have gained from their business studies. 9 hours supervision.  (001080)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BADM 598  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. For advanced students who wish to investigate business problems in specialized areas. Application of research methods. 3 hours lecture.  (020770)  
Grade Basis: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course more than once  
Course Attributes: Upper Division  
BADM 679  Competitive Business Simulation  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Classified MBA student.  
Typically Offered: Summer session only  
The course provides deep engagement with all aspects of running a virtual business. Students will make data-driven decisions based on analysis of their business's market, sales strategy, operations, financials, and competitive environment. Student teams will compete against each other as they try to maximize customer satisfaction, profitability, market share, and more. The competitive business simulation is a thoroughly engaging experience where students can bridge theory and practice, and test out their business acumen in a dynamic, complex simulated environment. 3 hours lecture.  (022161)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division; Laptop required  
BADM 689  Directed Internship  1-3 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Study of policy, control, and decision making in selected organizations, arranged and supervised by a member of the graduate faculty in close working relationship with the management of the organization. 0 hours supervision.  (001082)  
Grade Basis: Credit/No Credit  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 15 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
BADM 693  Seminar in Strategic Management and Administrative Policy  3 Units  
Prerequisite: Classified MBA student.  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
A case-oriented, interdisciplinary capstone seminar. Emphasis is on the analysis of complex business problems via the integration of the subject matter of all previous program courses. Linking the firm's internal and external environments from the total-enterprise perspective of the general manager, this course undertakes a systematic inquiry into the strategic management and administrative business policy issues pertaining to the organization's performance and effectiveness. Capstone students will participate in project teams and undertake a comprehensive consulting experience with a client organization as an integral component of the course. 3 hours seminar.  (001092)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 3 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
BADM 697  Independent Study  1-4 Units  
Typically Offered: Fall and spring  
This course is a graduate-level independent study offered for 1.0-4.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. 9 hours supervision.  (001100)  
Grade Basis: Report in Progress: Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division  
BADM 698  Special Topics  1-3 Units  
Prerequisite: Department permission.  
Typically Offered: Inquire at department  
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar.  (020363)  
Grade Basis: Graduate Graded  
Repeatability: You may take this course for a maximum of 6 units  
Course Attributes: Graduate Division