Help business teams accomplish their goals.

Prepare to become a business leader.

Managers are leaders, who apply their skills in communications and leadership to motivate and direct teams of people to meet common business goals. Their work is diverse—they establish strategies and objectives, formulate policies and procedures, and plan and manage daily operations. Managers often specialize in one field or department, such as international business, sales, or marketing.

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ManagementBachelor of Business Administration

Help business teams accomplish their goals.

Prepare to become a business leader.

Managers are leaders, who apply their skills in communications and leadership to motivate and direct teams of people to meet common business goals. Their work is diverse—they establish strategies and objectives, formulate policies and procedures, and plan and manage daily operations. Managers often specialize in one field or department, such as international business, sales, or marketing.

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Career Facts

$78,600

Median salary for Management Analysts

19%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$95,440

Median salary for General and Operations Mngr.

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Overview

Baker’s Management program has been developed with the guidance of employers and management professionals who bring their personal experiences into the classroom to provide a deeper understanding of the manager’s role in today’s workplaces.

Our curriculum combines management theory with practical skills—effective communication, good coaching, teamwork, decision-making, and more. You learn how to apply these skills in diverse areas, such as personnel management, production management, international business, and small business.

As a graduate, you will be prepared for an entry-level position in a wide variety of organizations—public or private, product or service-oriented, profit or not-for-profit.

Course Information
Management Major45 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
BUS 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the data analysis process and the role of business decision making.  Explores qualitative and quantitative data, data vs. information, data research, relevance, validity, business intelligence tools, ethical and legal implications of data analysis, data integrity, primary and secondary data, MAIP (Measurement Analysis, Interpretation Presentation) and ethical and legal implications of data analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
Bachelor of Digital Media Technology majors: ENG 101, MKT 111B, . Bachelor of Information Systems majors: ENG 101, MGT 101, MTH 108. All other majors: ENG 101, MGT 101, MKT 111B, MTH 108
Business Analytics4
MGT 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the role that professional management behavior plays in the success of any organization. Emphasis is on the importance of customer service, ethical behavior, and effective communication, building relationships and recognizing diversity. Students will participate in role plays, team projects, networking assignments, and case studies.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 101.
Professional Management Behavior4
MGT 141
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an understanding of leadership styles, the management process, organizational resources and how to use them, various motivation/behavior theories, conflict management, and implementing and supporting change. Students will compare different leadership styles and apply them in case scenarios, role plays and other group/team activities involving topics such as: change, employee behavior, conflict, ethics, decision-making, and managing resources.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 101.
Principles of Management4
MGT 212A
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores a variety of human resources management issues. Students are introduced to the tactical and strategic role of the human resource function within an organization. Examines coaching, employee performance measurements, team-based/team development, accountability, employment procedures, and discipline.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 101, MGT 101.
Staffing and Performance Management4
MGT 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the study of the role analytics plays in business decision making. Students will apply analytics in various decision-making situations involved with operations, planning/control projects, and quality management initiatives.

Prerequisite(s):
or
Applied Business Analytics4
MGT 222
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4 Quarter Hours

Discusses a variety of significant issues related to business and organizational leadership in today's dynamic, customer-driven, global economy. This course focuses on the challenges of change and management's response to change, the diversity of management methods, and managing strategies for the future. As a seminar, this course uses peer teaching and learning approaches, involves group learning experiences in a team environment, requires practical application of concepts, and includes research and case studies. This course culminates the associate's degree of management.

Prerequisite(s):
or MGT 221 or .
Management Seminar4
MGT 331
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines a variety of leadership and management styles and their application. Emphasis is on problem-solving, collaboration, managing resources, ethical behavior, using appropriate leadership style, team-building, and characteristics of effective leadership.

Applied Leadership4
MGT 341
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines factors that shape the cultural diversity on a global business. Students develop the ability to analyze situations and develop appropriate management techniques to effectively use diversity as an asset of the organization. Emphasis is on culture, demographic trends, environmental issues, social issues, economic issues and ethical concerns in a global business scenario.

Globalization and Diversity4
MGT 422
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to a broad scope and major strategic, tactical, and operational decisions of operations management, as well as important interactions with other functional areas. Emphasis is on a conceptual understanding of the operations function and includes the following topics: product/process selection and design, facility location and layout, capacity, material management, inventory planning and control, and quality management.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 109 or .
Operations Management4
MGT 431
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the strategic function of an enterprise. By integrating functional courses into a balanced overall view, this course focuses upon the interaction and interrelationships of an organization with its environment. This is the capstone course in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Management program.

Strategic Management4
WRK 291B
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1 Quarter Hours

Covers all phases of securing employment in a required seminar. Major topics include resume preparation, interview strategy, job application, job search action planning, personal appearance, and coordination of the graduate's employment search activity with the College Career Services Office. Students in degree programs may complete the seminar requirement any time during their final two quarters. Certificate students should attend in their last quarter.

Prerequisite(s):
Sophomore status.
Professional Career Strategies1
WRKBS 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a 120-hour learning experience in an appropriate work environment structured to allow students to develop skills and gain training in their major field. Program completion based on Associate or Bachelor requirements may vary between programs. There may be certain course requirements that require completion prior to enrolling in the work experience course.

Work Experience4
Business Requirements48 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACC 121
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the concepts of financial accounting, including the completion of the accounting cycle, preparation of the financial statements, and detailed coverage of cash, receivables, inventory, fixed assets and liabilities.

Prerequisite(s):
or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Fundamentals of Accounting I4
ACC 122
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the concepts of managerial accounting, including financial statement analysis, job order costing, budgeting, cost-volume-profit analysis, and use of other managerial decision-making tools.

Fundamentals of Accounting II4
ECN 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to aggregate economic issues to include inflation, unemployment, and Gross Domestic Product (GDP); economic theories; market system; and the role of government.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or .
Principles of Macroeconomics4
ECN 202
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the functions of individual business decision making, market structures, market failures, and the role of government within the economy.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or .
Principles of Microeconomics4
FIN 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a balanced exposure to development and understanding the various aspects involved in managing one's personal finance.

Prerequisite(s):
or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, or satisfies developmental math or placement exam, or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Personal Finance4
FIN 301A
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4 Quarter Hours

Covers working capital management, capital budgeting issues, a study of the time value of money, financial statement analyses, valuation of financial instruments, term structure of interest rates, and analyses of short- and long-term capital markets.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or
Principles of Finance4
LAW 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an introduction to the legal issues inherent in dynamic business environments. Topics covered include the legal system, including an examination of constitutional law; business torts; contracts; intellectual property; criminal law; and the ethical considerations for business decision making.

Business Law4
MGT 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a basic understanding of many aspects of business through an overview of the changing business environment, the roles of small businesses, entrepreneurs, and the importance of customer relations, management, and marketing. Financial management, accounting and banking will also be discussed.

Introduction to Business4
MGT 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the effects of environmental change on organizations and organizational systems. Emphasis is placed on sustaining change by building organizational capability involving human resources and organizational practices which have the potential to sustain the organization's ability to continually adapt in a dynamic environment. Topics include organizational behavior, groups and interpersonal influence, strategic interventions, approaches to systems, system analysis and design, implementation techniques, monitoring, complementary human assets, contextual relations, and linkages. Specific examples are drawn from industry experience and models.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Organizational Change4
MGT 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the role of information systems in organizations. This course covers the major types of information systems and the impact that these systems have on organizations, including how information systems improve decision making and support the business strategy. Information system development and planning are covered, as well as information security and the challenges of future technology changes.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Management Information Systems4
MKT 111B
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the essentials of an introductory course than can be either a survey course or a prerequisite to more advanced marketing studies. Study includes product identification, positioning and pricing strategies, consumer need identification and making the connection between consumer needs and product advertising, basic distribution strategies, and some of the decision-making tools at the disposal of the marketing manager. This course is recommended as a first course for marketing majors.

Principles of Marketing4
MTH 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to data analysis, data-driven decision making, and various statistical methods including their applications. Methods covered include measures of central tendency, probability distributions, sampling, and regression analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 109 or .
Statistical Methods4
General Education Requirements72 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ELECT 111A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Scientific Inquiry Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Scientific Inquiry Elective4
ELECT 121A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Communication Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Communication Elective4
ELECT 131A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective4
ELECT 131B
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Global and Cultural Perspectives Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective4
ELECT 141A
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Personal and Social Environments Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Personal and Social Environments Elective4
ELECT 141B
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4 Quarter Hours

See General Education Electives List - Personal and Social Environments Electives (Bachelor Degree)

Personal and Social Environments Elective4
ENG 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I4
ENG 102
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in ENG 101 or placement exam and approved writing sample.
Composition II4
HUM 401A
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics. Students identify and analyze ethical situations in modern society.

Philosophy of Ethics4
INF 112
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to word processing software and applications. This will include demonstrating the ability to perform basic Windows operations commands and word processing commands, which include creating, saving, printing, formatting, editing, and retrieving documents.

Word Processing2
INF 113
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to beginning electronic spreadsheet terminology, concepts, and applications. Students will gain the ability to enter/edit, save/retrieve files, format, and print spreadsheets and reports. Students are also introduced to basic formula development.

Electronic Spreadsheets2
INF 114A
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2 Quarter Hours

Introduces beginning database terminology, concepts, and applications using a file management software program. Students will demonstrate an understanding of data hierarchy; the ability to design simple files, edit file content, print file content, and simple reports; and the ability to search and sort files and use pre-existing formulas.

Introduction to Database Applications2
INF 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Explores timely social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and technology. Coverage of the issues related to a technological society including social networking, privacy topics such as cameras in cell phones, access to our search queries and all sorts of data we put on the Web, social networking, location tracking, high-tech surveillance systems, intellectual property, professional ethics and responsibilities, and crime.

Technology and Society2
MTH 108
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4 Quarter Hours

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, finance, and statistics. Key topics include personal finance, mathematical models, functions and relations, dimensional analysis, statistical reasoning, and Euclidean geometry. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.

Prerequisite(s):
or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
College Mathematics I: Reasoning and Application4
MTH 109
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4 Quarter Hours

Solves contemporary, real-world problems by mathematical reasoning utilizing concepts from algebra, right-triangle trigonometry, probability, and statistics. Key topics include equations, inequalities, graphs and functions; exponential, logarithmic, and quadratic models; counting methods, probability theory, normal distribution, correlation, and regression. This class focuses on quantitative literacy and the application of the above concepts in a variety of professional disciplines.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MTH 108.
College Mathematics II4
SOC 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the social construction of groups based on race, ethnicity and national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, and able-bodiedness. Sociological (as well as psychological, historical, economic, and anthropological) perspectives are applied to concepts such as prejudice, stereotyping, discrimination, racial and ethnic identity, racial formation, power and privilege, assimilation and pluralism, and tolerance. Emphasis is on increasing knowledge, personal awareness, and sensitivity.

Cultural Diversity4
SPK 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using both organization and research to support themselves during oral presentations.

Oral Communication4
WRI 115
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses professional standards of communication with a focus on 21st century technology. Continues  developing students' critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them to be effective communicators in the workplace. Students evaluate the audience before choosing and applying the appropriate communication medium and style. Required elements include an employment portfolio, a group project/presentation, and an exploration of communication in the student's individual career field.

Workplace Communication4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PSY 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional growth. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective ways to develop skills of human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.

Human Relations4
PSY 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.

General Psychology4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
SPK 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Integrates and applies knowledge gained from the oral communication and human relations classes. Specifically, small group communication in work and social organizations, both verbal and nonverbal, is the primary focus.

Prerequisite(s):
Education Majors: SPK 201.
Corequisite(s):
. All other majors: PSY 101 or PSY 111, SPK 201.
Group Dynamics4
SPK 401A
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4 Quarter Hours

Practices individual formal presentations in a business context. The format includes a variety of speaking situations such as parliamentary procedure, briefings, sales, formal and informal discussions, and formal report presentations.

Prerequisite(s):
SPK 201.
Professional Speaking4
Accounting Minor24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACC 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Completes the study of financial and managerial accounting fundamentals. Coverage includes a detail review of the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation, statement of cash flows, and detailed coverage of long-term liabilities and equity. Also, managerial topics of standard costing and activity-based costing are covered.

Accounting Concepts4
ACC 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Begins an in-depth study of the theory and conceptual issues relevant to presentation of financial information for use in external decision-making processes. Emphasis is placed on reporting and disclosure requirements for a complex, classified balance sheet. Other topics include a review of the accounting cycle, preparation of financial statements, the conceptual framework, GAAP, and account reconciliation.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241 or ACC 291.
Intermediate Accounting I4
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Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACC 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies the beneficial role technology plays in processing accounting information. Emphasis is placed on hands-on application utilizing QuickBooks. Specific topics studied include setting up company information, maintenance of accounts and records, journalizing and posting transactions, closing the books and creating financial statements, payroll reports, cost accounting, and inventory management.

Computerized Accounting4
ACC 251
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies all aspects of payroll operations, including personnel and payroll records, computations of wages and salaries, relevant laws and acts pertaining to payroll, preparation of payroll registers, recording of accounting entries, and preparation of payroll tax returns.

Payroll Accounting4
ACC 295
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4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students for the national bookkeeper certification exam. Topics include adjustments and error corrections, payroll, depreciation, inventory, and internal controls and fraud prevention.

Bookkeeper Certification Prep4
ACC 302
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the in-depth study of the theory and conceptual issues begun in Intermediate Accounting I. Emphasis is placed on reporting and disclosure requirements for multi-step income statement. Other topics include reinforcement of the accounting cycle and the interrelatedness of the financial statements and how various accounts affect them.

Intermediate Accounting II4
ACC 303
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the Intermediate series, this course expands on competencies gained through previous study while addressing the reporting and disclosure requirements for the Statement of Cash Flows. In addition, pensions and other unique transactions, events, and disclosures will be addressed.

Intermediate Accounting III4
ACC 312B
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides in-depth coverage of fundamentals of federal taxation related to business entities, including C and S corporations and partnerships. Emphasis is placed on the application of tax laws to the preparation of federal tax and informational return for these entities.

Business Entities Taxation4
ACC 331A
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4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes costs for decision making, capital investment decisions, quantitative models for planning and control, and performance evaluation. Strategic control systems, using accounting data for internal decision making, and cost control are also emphasized.

Cost Accounting4
ACC 341B
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides in-depth coverage of the fundamentals of federal and state taxation related to individuals. Students will examine the federal tax system; research and apply tax law; and calculate gross income, deductions, and future tax liability. Tax planning for the individual will also be addressed.

Individual Taxation4
ACC 416
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the discipline of auditing, accounting systems, and internal controls in public and private sectors, as well as the auditing profession and the audit process. Topics covered will include audit reports, professional ethics, legal liability, responsibilities, audit evidence, and planning. Internal controls and risks are also introduced.

Auditing, Systems, and Controls I4
ACC 417
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4 Quarter Hours

Applies the audit process to various transaction cycles. This course introduces the systems of controls and related analytic flow charting for each of the transaction cycles, as well as the test of controls and the substantive tests for each cycle. This course is a continuation of Auditing, Systems, and Controls I.

Auditing, Systems, and Controls II4
ACC 431B
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses the fundamental principles of accounting for governmental units, colleges, hospitals, voluntary health and welfare organizations, and other non-profit organizations. Students will compare and contrast non-profit accounting processes with those of for-profit enterprises by evaluating the differing regulations for recording transactions, financial reporting, and revenue recognition as well as funding options and budgeting.

Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting4
ACC 441
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform accounting functions related to the acquisition of a business, consolidated financial statements, and disclosure requirements for industry segments.

Advanced Accounting4
Computer Information Systems Minor24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
CIS 251
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4 Quarter Hours

Presents traditional methodologies of system analysis, design, and implementation along with recent developments in the field providing a total approach to information systems development. This course focuses on how to develop information systems in an engineered, disciplined manner utilizing real-world situations and applications.

Prerequisite(s):
One level of a programming language or Junior status.
Systems Development Methods4
CIS 302A
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an intermediate level of study of personal and/or business database applications including relational database structure and theory, the structure and maintenance of tables, queries, forms, and reports, and an introduction to macros and switchboards.

Prerequisite(s):
INF 114A.
Intermediate Database Management4
CIS 310
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces object-oriented programming design using Visual BASIC.NET for Windows. Students will learn the tools and methods used to analyze real-life problems and develop programs that address those problems. BASIC language has been a long-standing standard for learning programming. Visual BASIC.NET builds on this tradition plus introduces students to the powerful tools of object-oriented programming that have fast become a standard in most Windows programming languages.

Visual BASIC4
CS 101
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students an overview of the computer science profession. The course will focus on topics such as history, careers, programming languages, operating systems, databases, and relationship of mathematical concepts.

In the following programs: Computer Programming, Computer Science, Game Software Development, Mobile Application Software Engineering

Principles of Computer Science4
CS 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to programming concepts such as logic and flow charting as well as some basic programming techniques.

Prerequisite(s):
Any INF course or CS 101 or or , or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 108 or .
Introduction to Programming4
CS 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the elements of global communication, networking, cloud computing, Internet programming, and programming for mobile devices. Students will experience working as a team to integrate technology used for networking on the Internet to support various users.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 101
Net-centric Computing4
Entrepreneurship Minor24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
EN 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores what it means to be an entrepreneur. What is involved in creating a successful entrepreneurial venture? Characteristics and traits of successful entrepreneurs are explained.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 101, MKT 111B.
Introduction to Entrepreneurship4
EN 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores and considers the following: How do rules and regulations determine my actions as an entrepreneur, what role do Human Resources play in the success or failure of a small business, and how does my relationship with my employees impact my business.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 101, MKT 111B.
Human Resources for Entrepreneurs4
EN 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Deals with the all-important aspect of financial management, at the conclusion of the course students will understand and address the following issues as it pertains to their business concept: Cash management, financial aspects of business growth, budget process, sustainable cash flow, importance of ethics in financial relations.

Finance for Entrepreneurs4
EN 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the idea that no matter how great an idea or concept is, it will fail without good marketing. This course is designed to help address the following: Development of a competitive edge, proposal to successfully market a business, overcome any obstacles in marketing a business, communication of value to the consumer, importance of image and branding; and the processes to provide the fundamental information and knowledge needed to produce a viable marketing plan.

Marketing for Entrepreneurs4
EN 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Establishes a framework for an entrepreneur to manage day-to-day operations of their business. The course will be centered on: Planning, creating operational effectiveness, developing the customer experience, regulatory compliance, and effective organizational leadership skills.

Managing Entrepreneurial Operations4
EN 291
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the development of a presentation ready business plan and have the opportunity to present their plan. This course will draw on the information and work done in all previous EN courses. This is the capstone course in the series.

Developing the Business Plan4
Finance Minor24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
ACC 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Completes the study of financial and managerial accounting fundamentals. Coverage includes a detail review of the accounting cycle, financial statement preparation, statement of cash flows, and detailed coverage of long-term liabilities and equity. Also, managerial topics of standard costing and activity-based costing are covered.

Accounting Concepts4
Select 5 Courses from the Following
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
FIN 315
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the all-encompassing nature of pure risk on the individual, business, and society; illustrating ways in which risk management plans can be implemented. Exposure to this content enables students to deal with various situations where there is uncertainty about the outcome and that the possibility exists for an unfavorable outcome.

Risk Management4
FIN 325
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the monetary system; introduction to the financial markets; and regional and national banking institutions including thrifts, savings and loans, credit unions, brokerage firms, insurance companies, investment companies, and money center banks.

Banking and Financial Institutions4
FIN 341
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to credit analysis, credit bureaus, credit ratings, and to the differences between personal and commercial credit. Students receive exposure to how lines of credit are determined as well as various methods individuals and businesses can use to procure funds.

Credit Analysis and Commercial Lending4
FIN 355
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the development of modern financial markets with emphasis on the factors that determine interest rates, pricing mechanisms for fixed-income securities, and private and public raising of financial capital.

Financial Markets4
FIN 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a comprehensive analysis of a financial portfolio including defining the purpose and the individual investments included within that portfolio to assess whether financial goals can/are being met. Students will work to specify realistic financial goals given available resources. Students will gain an awareness of the resources available and sources of income used to obtain the financial goals, as well as an understanding of the risk/reward ratio of each investment alternative.

Personal Financial Planning4
FIN 451A
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to investing in non-domestic securities or assets as another way to diversify a portfolio or holdings. Students will explore the various risks--political, exchange rates, foreign taxation, and different reporting methods--that are inherent in international investing. Since foreign investment returns are not correlated with US returns, hedging and various market instabilities can offer unique opportunities for portfolio diversification and will be explored.

International Financial Management4
FIN 461
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4 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with the various investment alternatives and examines the advantages and disadvantages of each. Students will be given the opportunity to assess and evaluate investment alternatives using various techniques including fundamental and technical analysis, risk/reward models, and diversification.

Investment Management4
FIN 471
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the use of fundamental financial analysis and valuation techniques when evaluating the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flows statement. The focus of this course is on financial data that can be analyzed to assist in investment, commercial lending, or other economic decisions.

Financial Statement Analysis4
Flex-Studies Minor24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
FLEX 1
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4 Quarter Hours

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Flex Studies4
FLEX 2
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4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Flex Studies4
FLEX 3
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4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Flex Studies4
FLEX 4
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4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Flex Studies4
FLEX 5
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4 Quarter Hours

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Flex Studies4
FLEX 6
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4 Quarter Hours

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Flex Studies4
Human Resource Management Minor32 Hours

Select 6 Courses from the Following

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
HRM 215
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies the challenges of a comprehensive staffing model that identifies all the key components of staffing, external influences, and staffing system management. Major areas covered are the staffing model, external influences (economic, laws and regulations), staffing strategy and planning, job analysis, measurement, external and internal recruitment, selection, decision making, and the final match.

Securing Human Resources4
HRM 225
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the various aspects of training and development of employees in the workforce. Covered topics include: orientation, strategic training, needs assessments, learning theories, new training technologies, employee career development, and career management.

Developing Human Resources4
HRM 291
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on material studied in previous associate degree level courses at Baker College. Students will evaluate and analyze current topics in HR through case analysis and through the development of a policy manual/employee handbook. This is the capstone course in the human resource management associate's degree program.

Human Resource Seminar4
HRM 300
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines a variety of compensation methods and their relationships to organizational strategies, pay structures, and employee performance. Topics include total rewards, design of pay levels, benefit options, compensating special groups, cost management, and administration.

Compensating Human Resources4
HRM 315
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a comprehensive analysis of how human resource management facilitates the process of how employees are evaluated within an organization through the development of appraisal systems, measurement tools, and the roles of feedback and coaching training and development. This course will also examine how the functions of human resources align with the organization's core values, goals and strategy while supporting an organization in the execution of its mission and vision and how to while measuring human resources effectiveness.

Evaluating Human Resources4
HRM 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides an introduction to employment law and labor law for a non-legal professional in human resource management and/or labor relations.

Prerequisite(s):
LAW 211.
Human Resources and Employment Law4
HRM 435B
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines how global human resource management practices within a global context is distinctive from domestic human resource management. Students will analyze the challenges that multinational corporations are confronted with, which include cultural, political, social, and legal issues; the level of managerial skill and education; technological development in the host country. Issues such as expatriation versus local management, selecting and preparing for international assignments, cultural adaptation at the individual and system level, and the influence of globalization on future HRM practices are also examined.

International Human Resource Management4
HRM 491
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the way strategies can be formed and enacted in organizations, and on the internal and external environmental contexts from which human resource strategies emerge. Students will be given the opportunity to enhance their analytical skills in organizational analysis and strategic thinking through case studies. Students will be provided with opportunities to synthesize managerial strategy issues with HRM processes, in a considered and reflective manner. This is the capstone course in the Human Resource Management program.

Prerequisite(s):
HRM 435B. HRM 401.
Strategic Human Resource Management4
5 Year MBA Program20 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
BUS 572
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4 Quarter Hours

Evaluates a variety of human resource issues facing corporations and businesses today. These include employee development, performance appraisal systems, job design, hiring and dismissal processes, career management strategies, legal issues, morale monitoring, domestic and global labor market problems, as well as how cultural and economic factors influence the effectiveness of human resource management.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Human Resource Management4
BUS 615
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an understanding of individuals, groups, and organizations as a whole. This course considers such topics as alignment of people within an organization, as well as techniques for these individuals to manage and lead more effectively. This course will also discuss how technology, the Internet, globalism, and virtual teaming are impacting the work environment today.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
Human Behavior Management of Organizations4
BUS 660
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4 Quarter Hours

Concentrates on the marketing concept and its impact on the strategic decision-making process of the firm. This course emphasizes planning and managing marketing activities of multi-product firms and provides an understanding of the fundamental issues which influence marketing decisions. The specifics of implementing a marketing plan are discussed. In addition, the effects of the global marketplace and sources of marketing research are discussed.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in BUS 678
The Marketing Environment4
BUS 678
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the use of data collection and analysis in business environments to facilitate decision making. Research designs will be addressed so that students can ask and answer specific questions. Students will learn to properly use basic descriptive and inferential statistics. This course will offer an applications-oriented perspective to conducting and critically evaluating primary research.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in
Research and Statistics for Managers4
FLEX 1
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4 Quarter Hours

Course Description Not Available

Flex Studies4
Marketing Minor72 Hours

Select 6 Courses from the Following

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
MKT 131
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the steps of the selling process from beginning to end, with a focus on organization and a systematic approach. Topics include communication, the strategic selling process, sales careers, understanding your customer, and using technology.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 101, MKT 111B.
Personal Selling4
MKT 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with the basic principles of effective sales techniques. Topics include personal analysis, personality development, buying motives, product knowledge, company awareness, technology, relationship selling, sales presentations, sales resistance, and sales closings.

Sales4
MKT 202
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the principles and practices of advertising - the planning and research functions, the techniques and execution of advertising, the way the message is created, media decisions, and current issues facing the industry. Analyzes the effects of advertising on the consumer and examines the structure of the advertising messages and how they are adapted to specific audiences.

Advertising4
MKT 215
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a balanced exposure to marketing theory and practice with significant application of marketing principles via case studies and project work.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 111B, MKT 201, MKT 202.
Applied Marketing4
MKT 241
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores how digital advertising and social media fit into the marketing process. Introduces the concept of building brand communities by interactive, two-way communication through the objectives of theory, tactics, media, and planning. Topics include strategic communication planning, digital media, social media, customer relationship management, ethics, and digital marketing careers.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 101, MKT 111B.
Advertising/Digital Marketing I4
MKT 251
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces the data analysis process and the value of data analysis to marketing in a macro view. Students explore marketing accountability and data integrity. Topics include problem identification and value stream, business intelligence tools, MAIP (Measurement Analysis Interpretation Presentation), data vs. information, qualitative and quantitative data, primary and secondary data, relevance, validity, neutrality, and ethical and legal implications of data analysis.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 111B
Marketing Analytics I4
MKT 261
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4 Quarter Hours

Provide students an opportunity to apply all acquired business knowledge to real life business and organizations. Focus will be on providing viable solutions with value stream relevance in a dynamic marketing environment. This is the capstone course for the Associate degree in Marketing.

Marketing Planning4
MKT 291
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students the opportunity to analyze, assess, and recommend a marketing strategy, as a class, for an existing business. Focus will be on developing a total analysis package based on material studied in previous associate's degree level classes. This is a group activity similar to that of a marketing team in the world of consulting.

Marketing Seminar4
MKT 312
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4 Quarter Hours

Studies consumer functions such as decision-making, attitude formation and change, cognition, perception, and learning. The marketing concepts of product positioning, segmentation, brand loyalty, shopping preference and diffusion of innovations are considered in context with the environmental, ethical, multicultural and social influences on an increasingly diverse American consumer.

Consumer Behavior4
MKT 342
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the exploration of how digital advertising and social media fit into the marketing process. Emphasis will be on social networking, crowd-sourcing, mobile computing, location marketing, and development of a digital marketing plan using social media integrated with the more traditional marketing tools to fulfill the organization's objectives of satisfying the customer. Students will develop a digital marketing campaign in the course.

Digital Marketing II4
MKT 352
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4 Quarter Hours

Continues the exploration of data analysis related to marketing. Students will examine a systematic and objective approach to marketing research focusing on gathering and analyzing information to make better marketing decisions. Various research methodologies are reviewed and students will work on developing data gathering instruments, participate in collecting the data, analyzing the data and producing effective reports which can be used in decision making.

Marketing Analytics II4
MKT 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the notion that in order to satisfy a need and create customer satisfaction, a business must know about its customers. Students will examine a systematic and objective approach to marketing research focusing on gathering and analyzing information to make better marketing decisions. Research methods will focus on planning, problem solving, and controlling. Methodologies covered include correlation, experimentation, observation, survey, and case study research.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 215 or MKT 291.
Marketing Research4
MKT 402
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on advancing the advertising campaign beyond MKT202 (Advertising) and managing the functions for getting the advertising proposal to an actual advertising initiative. This course addresses the functions of advertising agencies, media-services, agency-client relationships, integrating graphic design and marketing concepts, in-house and contractual advertising management issues, timetables, and production issues. Strategic applications, pulsing, and advertising personnel issues are also studied. This includes the study of advertising legal environments, copyrighting, types of consumer promotions and trends, and understanding specific media jargon including rate/cost calculations.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 202.
Advertising Management4
MKT 421
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4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes the relationship of the marketing mix to the total business environment. Some group work is required to be done outside of class. This is the capstone course of the marketing sequence, taught in seminar fashion.

Marketing Management4
MKT 436
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4 Quarter Hours

Gives students the opportunity to participate in a course that integrates previous marketing content knowledge in a problem-based learning environment. Students will design an integrated marketing campaign including a detailed marketing plan which incorporates a marketing code of ethics, and effective communication plan for the presentation of this integrated marketing campaign to both internal and external stakeholders. This is the capstone course of the Bachelor in Business Administration in Marketing program.

Marketing Strategy and Design4
SAL 201
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4 Quarter Hours

Delves deeper into the various areas of sales including: ways to sell, how to sell, and the different mediums in sales. Topics include communication skills in various sales settings, current and emerging technologies to communicate with customers. It will introduce mathematical concepts and skills used to create a sales strategy and discuss the importance of product knowledge, understanding your competition, and opening and closing the sale.

Professional Sales I4
SAL 202
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4 Quarter Hours

Allows students to examine the importance of branding, and analyze the sales cycles as it relates to your company. Calculate industry specific margins within your company and analyze your business from a global perspective. Use current and emerging technologies to communicate with a customer.

Professional Sales II4
SAL 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to technology tools to enhance selling. Students will be introduced to CRM or Customer Relationship Management software to store information about your customers as well as every interaction with customers. Students will understand the latest and greatest ways to contact customers, show presentations and be connected to their customers.

Sales Technology4
Medical Office Minor24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
HSC 102
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1 Quarter Hours

Provides information on adult and pediatric CPR, including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag-valve mask. This course provides training in foreign-body airway obstruction (conscious and unconscious), automated external defibrillation (includes child AED update), special resuscitation situations, and other cardiopulmonary emergencies at the professional rescuer level. This is an American Heart Association course and provides training in basic first-aid procedures and a module on environmental emergencies. Students will attain Heartsaver First Aid and AHA Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider certifications upon successful completion of required components and tests.

BLS Provider Training and First Aid1
HSC 104
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the study of diseases. Emphasis will be on the definition, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases. This course will concentrate on clinical abstracting from the medical record.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MED 103, C or better in or C or better in SCI 100F. Bachelor of Health Services Administration majors: C or better in SCI 100F. No minimum grade requirement for Phlebotomy or Pharmacy Technician majors.
Introduction to Disease4
HSC 111
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4 Quarter Hours

Acquaints students with a variety of perspectives about existing healthcare systems. A particular emphasis on the complexity of the American healthcare system will be made. Comparisons with other health care delivery models and national trends will be discussed. Current events are incorporated throughout this course.

Introduction to Healthcare4
HSC 161
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2 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the legal, ethical, and bioethical aspects of medical practice. Included are licensure, professional liability, quality assurance, and risk management.

Legal Concepts to Medical Practice2
MED 103
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the fundamentals of word analysis by body system and emphasizes the spelling, pronunciation, and definitions of medical terms.

Medical Terminology4
MED 106
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1 Quarter Hours

Introduces the concept of medical and surgical asepsis and infection control. This course includes Universal Precautions and OSHA Regulations. 5 hours of lecture and 10 hours of lab are required.

Prerequisite(s):
C or better in MED 103, Acceptance in the program.
Asepsis1
MIS 121A
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4 Quarter Hours

Defines the role of the medical insurance specialist. Students will be introduced to reimbursement terminology, coding systems, major insurance programs, governmental agencies, and the role of the various members of the healthcare team as related to medical reimbursement. The student will study current events related to medical reimbursement

Prerequisite(s):
MED 103.
Introduction to Medical Reimbursement4
SCI 100F
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the structural organization of body systems. This course is designed for students with limited background in chemistry and biology. This course is intended for allied health students who need an overview of body systems. Students should check specific program requirements for anatomy and physiology before enrolling.

Structure and Function of the Human Body4
Non-Profit Management Minor20 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
NPMG 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes student understanding of grant writing standards and procedures to plan for writing a grant proposal. The process of developing a grant proposal will be exercised as students write a state, federal, or foundation grant. Exploration of partnerships and alliances will be explored along with the grant budget. Students will understand the grants management process.  Students will have an opportunity to review grant applications for the purpose of understanding and improvement.

Grant Writing4
NPMG 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on the history of Non-Profits and their role in society. Governance, precisely the role of the board vs. the role of the CEO/President, including planning, ethics, and professional communication will be addressed. Operations management of the Non-Profit vs. the Profit organization and how it is structured will be topics included. Planning for funding is a large part of the Non-Profit coupled with community needs, creativity and innovation, strategic vs. tactical and how the mission of the organization is being followed. The types of funding available for Non-Profits include government grants, corporation grants, donors, and foundations.

Fundamentals of Non-Profit Management4
NPMG 312
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes that fund development is the lifeblood of a Non-Profit and how technology, risk assessment, public policy and advocacy play a part will be highlighted. Financial management principles will be addressed as they pertain to philanthropy, government influence, and financial reports. The methodology for fund development will be examined through event planning, fund raising strategies, and the development team. Human Resource management of the Non-Profit is very important in determining a policy manual which addresses the subjects of culture, the volunteer work force, the subject matter expert, and the life-long learner.

Prerequisite(s):
NPMG 311.
Fundamentals of Non-Profit Management II4
NPMG 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with understanding that the mission of the Non-Profit will be communicated through the marketing principles and strategies. The use of media, technology, social networking, and a marketing plan will promote the ideas of the NP. Since event planning is a large part of the promotion plan, attention to the image, branding, professionalism, ethics, and culture will be the focus. Communication strategies for internal/external stakeholders, media relations, cultural competency, and conflict resolution will be addressed.

Marketing and Communication for Non-Profit Organizations4
NPMG 331
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4 Quarter Hours

Emphasizes the history and trends of philanthropy and the laws that impact fund development. Policies for fund development will be constructed and the role of the Board of Directors vs. staff will be outlined. The opportunity for the use of technology used in the fund development will be discussed along with available resources. As operational tasks in fund development are carried out, ethical and professional standards will be discussed including transparency. The challenges to fund development will be addressed including the results vs. the effort in fund raising, strategies, employee burn out, the economy, skilled staff, etc.

Fund Development4
Project Management Minor24 Hours
Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PPM 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores the tools, techniques, processes, and strategies for managing projects to successful completion. Special emphasis will be placed on tracking and monitoring project progress in order to identify and resolve difficulties as soon as possible. Included will be discussions of common problem areas and how to deal with them.

Project Management4
PPM 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Expands on student's knowledge of project planning. Topics include project and scope definition, feasibility studies, activity sequencing, and identification of measures of success. Students will learn how to create, plan and effectively use planning tools, including project management software to work with subtasks, assign resources, and resolve time and resource conflicts.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status, or high school typing/proficiency.
Project Planning4
PPM 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with complete coverage of the knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary for success in negotiation. Topics include strategies and techniques for negotiation, different forms of negotiation, ethical and unethical behavior, conflict resolution, and mediation. Students will practice these principles to increase their negotiating ability.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Negotiation Strategies4
PPM 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to accounting concepts and principles necessary for developing project budgets and monitoring budget costs. This course also covers cost estimation techniques. Students will practice developing a project budget, tracking costs, and reporting financial cost information. Also addresses issues related to risk analysis, risk minimization, risk control, and risk management.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status, or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Project Cost and Budget Management4
PPM 411
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4 Quarter Hours

Addresses effective utilization of human resources in project management. Provides an understanding of project leadership techniques, authority and power, motivation, team development, as well as problem solving, decision making, and interpersonal skills. Students will develop an understanding of effective communication techniques for communicating project status as well as recruitment of project team members.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Leading Project Teams4
PPM 421
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4 Quarter Hours

Explains the contracting and procurement process and the roles and responsibilities of the project manager in successful contracting to meet a project's objectives. Topics include procurement planning and management, preparing statements of work, proposal requests, contractor selection, and types of contracts. Introduces principles of contract and subcontract administration and reviews the differences between government and private purchasing processes.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Contracting and Procurement for Project Managers4
Psychology Minor40 Hours

Select 6 Courses from the Following

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
PSY 201A
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the background, theoretical underpinnings, and process of cognitive behavior therapy. Topics include maladaptive thought patterns and cognitive behavior therapy solutions, several expressions of cognitive behavior therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy applications to common problems such as fear, anger, addiction, and depression.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 111
Cognitive-Behavior Therapy4
PSY 211
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4 Quarter Hours

Equips students with a psychological foundation of theory related to death, dying, and bereavement. Prepares students who are entering a helping profession to work with others to understand and cope with death, dying, and bereavement.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Psychology of Death and Dying4
PSY 221
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines changes that occur across the human life span, from conception to old age and death. Topics include physical, perceptual, cognitive, personality, social, and emotional changes.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 111.
Developmental Psychology4
PSY 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores selection, placement, and evaluation of personnel, work motivation, leadership, worker well-being, group organization, and processes in the workplace.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Organizational Psychology4
PSY 281
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4 Quarter Hours

Develops a personal understanding of stress and a proactive approach for confronting negative stressors and reactions to stress through a variety of learning opportunities.

Stress Management4
PSY 311
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4 Quarter Hours

Examines the symptomatology, diagnosis, and causes of various forms of psychopathology. Topics include current theory and research; ethical and social issues; and historical and current approaches to treatment of mental illness.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Abnormal Psychology4
PSY 331
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4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on theories and research in human development from conception to puberty. Selected topics include physical, language, intellectual, moral, personality, and socio-emotional development.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 111.
Human Development I4
PSY 335
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4 Quarter Hours

Analyzes the anatomical, psychological, cultural, and social aspects of a wide range of topics in the area of human sexuality. Course emphasis is on developing understanding and appreciation of variations of sexual expression and the role of sexuality throughout the various phases of the life cycle.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Human Sexuality4
PSY 350
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores human development from conception through late childhood, with an emphasis on mental, social, and emotional growth. Developmental processes of socialization, cognition, emotional growth, and personality development are examined. Theories about child development are assessed. Research findings on disorders common to children are considered.

Child Psychology4
PSY 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Presents a study of individuals in the social context in which they live. Topics such as attitudes and attitude change, altruism, effects of being in a group, conformity, obedience, persuasion, and interpersonal attraction are studied.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 101 or PSY 111.
Social Psychology4
Supply Chain Management Minor32 Hours

Select 6 Courses from the Following

Course NumberCourse TitleCredit Hours
SCM 231
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides students with an overview to all the aspects of transportation. Discusses the changes that took place with the Deregulation Act of 1980, JIT competition in the market place, and globalization of business. Also discusses how the transportation industry affects the success of corporations and national economic development. Provides an understanding of how transportation affects natural resources including land, water, and air. Course provides an insight into the career paths and the future for both the transportation industry and logistics managers.

Transportation Management4
SCM 242
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4 Quarter Hours

Provides a basic knowledge of the supply chain strategy and concepts and will give students an understanding of the analytical tools necessary to solve supply chain problems. Three key areas and their interrelationships are addressed which include the strategic role of the supply chain, key drivers of supply chain performance, and the analytical tools and techniques for supply chain analysis. Procurement, outsourcing, inventory models, supply chain distribution strategies, pricing, and revenue management are some of the key topics addressed.

Supply Chain Management4
SCM 251
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4 Quarter Hours

Presents an overview of logistics discussing the development and growth in this field. Further addresses the elements of a logistics system examining areas such as order management, customer service, domestic transportation systems, traffic management, inventory management, distribution centers, warehousing, and international logistics. This course concludes with examining the components used in analyzing, designing, and implementing a logistics system.

Logistics Management4
SCM 271
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4 Quarter Hours

Offers an examination of the global market for domestic and international logistics and transportation services. This includes the role of shipping and air transportation in intermodal business logistics and their effect on world trade. Also covered are issues in the management of domestic, international, air, maritime, rail, and truck transportation.

Prerequisite(s):
SCM 231.
Intermodal Transportation4
SCM 301
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4 Quarter Hours

Reviews procurement strategies and supply chain management from many different aspects including the firm's stakeholders and the impact of procurement and supply chain management on the competitive success of the organization. The major areas covered are ethical, contractual and legal issues faced by procurement; introduction to techniques and tools for managing the procurement and sourcing process; supplier selection and relationship management, and special purchasing applications and research.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Procurement and Supply Chain Management4
SCM 321
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4 Quarter Hours

Explores production planning, master scheduling, computer-integrated manufacturing, capacity planning and demand management. Just-in-time systems are also reviewed during this course.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Manufacturing, Planning, and Control4
SCM 401
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4 Quarter Hours

Reviews standard techniques commonly used within the industry in the development and use of classical inventory models. Advanced techniques utilizing optimization modeling will also be introduced. Students will use modeling to examine supply chain scenarios from case studies to assist them in their ability to make better decision about sourcing, manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, customer service and inventory management. Course assists students in their preparation for the APICS/CPIM certification.

Prerequisite(s):
SCM 301 or SCM 321.
Decision Modeling in Supply Chains4
SCM 421
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4 Quarter Hours

Presents a current and future view of industry trends and direction of integrated logistics and supply chain management Oral and written discussions based on student assessment of the industry in areas such as procurement strategies, strategic outsourcing, mitigation of supply chain risks, strategic allocation of inventories, transportation and distribution issues, scheduling and sequencing issues, and customer service issues will be complemented by guest lectures, webinars etc. in order to address a wide array of current, trending and advanced topics. Course assists students in their preparation for the APICS/CPIM certification.

Advanced Topics in Supply Chain Management4

Quarter Hours Required for Graduation: 189

Program Description

The objective of this program is to train broadly competent managers for leadership roles in a wide variety of organizations public or private, product or service oriented, profit or not-for -profit. To accomplish this basic objective, this program offers students the opportunity to acquire knowledge about the management of human and physical resources, and to acquire skills useful in the management of any organization. This program emphasizes the importance of effective oral and written communication, teamwork, decision making, entrepreneurial management, and diversity in the business environment. In addition, this program introduces students to the application and strategic use of the acquired knowledge and skills in areas such as personnel management, organizational behavior, production management, international business, and small business. Students interested in completing the 5 Year MBA Program must apply to the Center of Graduate Studies for acceptance into the program. Students considering this program should contact their Academic Advisor to review program requirements and acceptance criteria. A minimum 3.5 GPA is required.

Accreditation

External peer review is the primary means of assuring and improving the quality of higher education institutions and programs in the United States. This recognition is accomplished through program accreditation, approval or certification.

The Management Program is accredited through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education.

Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

Student Learning Outcomes

The programs listed below denote undergraduate programs that have received specialized accreditation through the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), located in Lenexa, Kansas. Graduates are expected to demonstrate proficiency through meeting the following set of outcomes:

  • Knowledge of the introductory concept of accounting, economics, management, and marketing.
  • Knowledge of the functional areas of accounting, marketing, finance, and management.
  • Knowledge of the legal, social, and economic environments of business.
  • Knowledge of the global environment of business.
  • Knowledge of the ethical obligations and responsibilities of business.
  • The ability to communicate effectively.
  • The ability to apply knowledge of business concepts and functions in an integrated manner.

The following business programs are accredited by the IACBE:

Bachelor of Business Administration

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration — Accelerated Program (General Business, Human Resources & Business Leadership)
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management
  • Marketing

For further information, please contact Cindy Gansen, System Director for Business Administration at cindy.gansen@baker.edu or (810) 766-2286.

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    To access your transcripts, log into the SOLAR System, select the Star System and select the Academic Office. Once there, click on the transcripts link.

  • Is Baker accredited?

    Yes. Baker College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org.

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Additional Accreditations

    Baker has also earned specialized accreditations for programs and degrees in: 

    • Business Administration
    • Early Childhood Learning
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • School of Nursing

    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages. 

  • Does Baker provide any help in my job search?


    As a graduate of Baker College, you are eligible for our Lifetime Employment Services, which include:

    • Job searching techniques
    • Resume and cover letter assistance
    • Job interview questions
    • Job postings
    • Relocation tips

     

  • Is Baker College Online accredited?

    Baker Online is part of Baker College, a private, non-profit, accredited, degree granting, higher educational institution with locations throughout Michigan.

    As an accredited college, Baker College has been granted legal authority by the state of Michigan to operate as a nonprofit educational corporation and is empowered to grant certificates, associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees. It is approved for veterans’ benefits. Baker College is recognized as an institution of higher education by the U.S. Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education.

    All Baker Online undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by The Higher Learning Commission / 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604-1411 / 800-621-7440 / www.ncahlc.org

    Baker College is an Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) participant.

    Some Baker Online graduate programs have additional accreditation:

  • How do online classes work?


    After you enroll, and are accepted to your online program, you sign-up, or "register" for your first courses. Like all Baker Online students, you will begin your online experience with a three-week online class designed to orient you to the Baker Online classroom, and review the expectations and requirements of Baker Online students. When you have completed this course successfully, you can move on to additional online courses.

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