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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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  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
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Management

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.

Career Facts

$80,880

Median salary for Management Analysts

14%

Estimated employment increase by 2022

$119,460

Median salary for General and Operations Mngr.

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Overview

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

Course Information

Management Major45 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BUS 211

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, MTH 111. Bachelor of Information Systems majors: ENG 101, MGT 101, MTH 108. All other majors: ENG 101, MGT 101, MKT 111B, MTH 108
Business Analytics 4
MGT 111

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):
ENG 101
MGT 101.
Professional Management Behavior 4
MGT 141

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):
ENG 101, MGT 101
Principles of Management 4
MGT 212A

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 Management 4
MGT 221

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):
BUS 211 or MGT 121
Applied Business Analytics 4
MGT 222

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):
MGT 211 or MGT 221 or MGT 241.
Management Seminar 4
MGT 331

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.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 222
Applied Leadership 4
MGT 341

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.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 222
Globalization and Diversity 4
MGT 422

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):
MGT 311
MTH 109 or MTH 112A.
Operations Management 4
MGT 431

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.

Prerequisite(s):
MGT 311, MGT 321
Strategic Management 4
WRK 291B

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 Strategies 1
WRKBS 201

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 Experience 4
Business Requirements48 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 121

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):
MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
INF 113
Fundamentals of Accounting I 4
ACC 122

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 121, INF 113
Fundamentals of Accounting II 4
ECN 201

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 MTH 111.
Principles of Macroeconomics 4
ECN 202

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 MTH 111.
Principles of Microeconomics 4
FIN 101

4 Quarter Hours

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

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 091 or satisfies developmental writing or placement exam, MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Personal Finance 4
FIN 301A

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):
ACC 122
MTH 108 or MTH 111
Principles of Finance 4
LAW 211

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 Law 4
MGT 101

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 Business 4
MGT 311

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 Change 4
MGT 321

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 Systems 4
MKT 111B

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 Marketing 4
MTH 401

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on data interpretation and practical application of introductory level statistics. Emphasizes a conceptual understanding of the use of statistics in various fields, including the ability to interpret results. Topics include development and analysis of descriptive statistics, inferential statistics (bivariate), and regression analysis. Students determine appropriate statistical methods, calculate basic statistical values, and analyze/interpret data sets including statistical software study results.

Prerequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111
Statistical Methods 4
General Education Requirements72 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ELECT 111A

4 Quarter Hours

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

Scientific Inquiry Elective 4
ELECT 121A

4 Quarter Hours

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

Communication Elective 4
ELECT 131A

4 Quarter Hours

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

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective 4
ELECT 131B

4 Quarter Hours

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

Global and Cultural Perspectives Elective 4
ELECT 141A

4 Quarter Hours

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

Personal and Social Environments Elective 4
ELECT 141B

4 Quarter Hours

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

Personal and Social Environments Elective 4
ENG 101

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, ENG 098B or satisfies developmental reading or placement exam.
Composition I 4
ENG 102

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 II 4
HUM 401A

4 Quarter Hours

Identifies and analyzes ethical situations in modern society. Examines the philosophical foundations for personal and professional ethics.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Philosophy of Ethics 4
INF 112

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 Processing 2
INF 113

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 Spreadsheets 2
INF 114A

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 Applications 2
INF 161

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 Society 2
MTH 108

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):
MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
College Mathematics I: Reasoning and Application 4
MTH 109

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 II 4
SOC 321

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 Diversity 4
SPK 201

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 Communication 4
WRI 115

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ENG 102
Workplace Communication 4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 101

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 Relations 4
PSY 111

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 Psychology 4
Select 1 Course from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
SPK 211

4 Quarter Hours

Prepares students to work effectively in groups. Students will collaborate to complete a group project and multiple presentations. Course content covers key concepts of group dynamics such as diversity, group roles, ethical issues, and conflict resolution. Students will hone group communication skills and effectively use technology to communicate with group members.

Prerequisite(s):
Education Majors: SPK 201.
Corequisite(s):
EDU 312A. All other majors: PSY 101 or PSY 111, SPK 201.
Group Dynamics 4
SPK 401A

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 Speaking 4
Accounting Minor24 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 241

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 122
Accounting Concepts 4
ACC 301

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 I 4
Select 4 Courses from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 231

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241, INF 113
Computerized Accounting 4
ACC 251

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241
Payroll Accounting 4
ACC 302

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 301
Intermediate Accounting II 4
ACC 303

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 302
Intermediate Accounting III 4
ACC 312B

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 121
Business Entities Taxation 4
ACC 331A

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 241
Cost Accounting 4
ACC 341B

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 121
Individual Taxation 4
ACC 416

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 303
Auditing, Systems, and Controls I 4
ACC 417

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 416
Auditing, Systems, and Controls II 4
ACC 431B

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 302
Governmental and Non-Profit Accounting 4
ACC 441

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 303
Advanced Accounting 4
Computer Information Systems Minor24 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CIS 251

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 Methods 4
CIS 302A

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 Management 4
CIS 310

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.

Prerequisite(s):
CS 111
Visual BASIC 4
CS 101

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 Science 4
CS 111

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 EGR 111 or NET 101, MTH 099E or satisfies developmental pre-algebra or placement exam.
Corequisite(s):
MTH 108 or MTH 111.
Introduction to Programming 4
CS 201

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, CS 111
Net-centric Computing 4
Entrepreneurship Minor24 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
EN 201

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 Entrepreneurship 4
EN 211

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 Entrepreneurs 4
EN 221

4 Quarter Hours

Focuses on 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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 122
Finance for Entrepreneurs 4
EN 231

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.

Prerequisite(s):
EN 201, EN 211
Marketing for Entrepreneurs 4
EN 241

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.

Prerequisite(s):
EN 231
Managing Entrepreneurial Operations 4
EN 291

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.

Corequisite(s):
EN 241
Developing the Business Plan 4
Finance Minor24 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 241

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ACC 122
Accounting Concepts 4
Select 5 Courses from the Following
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
FIN 315

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.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 301A
Risk Management 4
FIN 325

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.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 301A
Banking and Financial Institutions 4
FIN 341

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.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 301A
Credit Analysis and Commercial Lending 4
FIN 355

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.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 301A
Financial Markets 4
FIN 401

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.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 355
Personal Financial Planning 4
FIN 451A

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.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 401
International Financial Management 4
FIN 461

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.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 401
Investment Management 4
FIN 471

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.

Prerequisite(s):
FIN 451A, FIN 461
Financial Statement Analysis 4
Flex-Studies Minor24 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
FLEX 1

4 Quarter Hours

The description of this course will vary depending on your choice.

Flex Studies 4
FLEX 2

4 Quarter Hours

The description of this course will vary depending on your choice.

Flex Studies 4
FLEX 3

4 Quarter Hours

The description of this course will vary depending on your choice.

Flex Studies 4
FLEX 4

4 Quarter Hours

The description of this course will vary depending on your choice.

Flex Studies 4
FLEX 5

4 Quarter Hours

The description of this course will vary depending on your choice.

Flex Studies 4
FLEX 6

4 Quarter Hours

The description of this course will vary depending on your choice.

Flex Studies 4
Human Resource Management Minor24 Hours

Select 6 Courses from the Following

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
HRM 291

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.

Prerequisite(s):
HRM 215A, HRM 225A, HRM 300, HRM 315A
Human Resource Seminar 4
HRM 300

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.

Prerequisite(s):
HRM 225A
Compensating Human Resources 4
HRM 401

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 Law 4
HRM 435B

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.

Prerequisite(s):
HRM 291
International Human Resource Management 4
HRM 491

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 Management 4
5 Year MBA Program20 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
BUS 572

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 Management 4
BUS 615

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 Organizations 4
BUS 660

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 Environment 4
BUS 678

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 CGS 501
Research and Statistics for Managers 4
FLEX 1

4 Quarter Hours

The description of this course will vary depending on your choice.

Flex Studies 4
Marketing Minor24 Hours

Select 6 Courses from the Following

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
MKT 131

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):
ENG 101
MGT 101, MKT 111B.
Personal Selling 4
MKT 201

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.

Sales 4
MKT 202

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.

Advertising 4
MKT 215

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 Marketing 4
MKT 241

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):
ENG 101
MGT 101, MKT 111B.
Advertising/Digital Marketing I 4
MKT 251

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):
ENG 101, INF 113, MTH 108
MKT 111B
Marketing Analytics I 4
MKT 261

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.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 131, MKT 241, MKT 251
Marketing Planning 4
MKT 291

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.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 215
Marketing Seminar 4
MKT 312

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.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 261
Consumer Behavior 4
MKT 342

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.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 261
Digital Marketing II 4
MKT 352

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.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 261
Marketing Analytics II 4
MKT 401

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 Research 4
MKT 402

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 Management 4
MKT 421

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.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 312
Marketing Management 4
MKT 436

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.

Prerequisite(s):
MKT 312, MKT 342, MKT 352
Marketing Strategy and Design 4
SAL 201

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 I 4
SAL 202

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 II 4
SAL 231

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 Technology 4
Medical Office Minor24 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
HSC 102

1 Quarter Hours

Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (HSC102): Breathes new life into resuscitation education, Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) is designed to train professionals to respond to cardiac and breathing emergencies for adult, child, and infant victims. Consistent with the 2010 AHA Guidelines for CPR/ECC, BLS is the foundational CPR/AED program typically required for healthcare providers and public safety professionals. Through the use of lecture, skills demonstration and practice, case-based emergency response scenarios, and reflection and debriefing activities with a focus on team-based response, BLS builds the key critical thinking, problem solving, and team dynamic skills that are needed to drive better patient outcomes. Upon successful completion of the course, learners will receive a 2-year Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers.

First Aid (Also required for HSC102): Prepares students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies and meets OSHA/workplace requirements. Through a combination of self-paced online learning and instructor-led classroom skill session you will have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate skill competency required for certification. The online portion features simulation learning – an interactive experience where participants respond to real-world emergencies in a virtual setting. The online portion must be completed prior to attending the classroom skill session and must be taken on a Flash-enabled computer with a high speed Internet connection. Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a certificate for First Aid valid for two years.

BLS Provider Training and First Aid 1
HSC 104

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. A grade of B- or better must be maintained to satisfactorily complete this course. HIT students must get a grade of B- or better to satisfactorily complete this course.

Prerequisite(s):
B- or better in SCI100F or SCI102C
Introduction to Disease 4
HSC 111

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 Healthcare 4
HSC 161

2 Quarter Hours

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

Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance in the Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, Medical Administrative Specialist or Phlebotomy Technician program.
Legal Concepts to Medical Practice 2
MED 103

4 Quarter Hours

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

Medical Terminology 4
MED 106

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.
Asepsis 1
MIS 121A

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 Reimbursement 4
SCI 100F

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 Body 4
Non-Profit Management Minor24 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ELECT 100B

4 Quarter Hours

The description of this course will vary depending on your choice.

Elective 4
NPMG 301

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 Writing 4
NPMG 311

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 Management 4
NPMG 312

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 II 4
NPMG 321

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 Organizations 4
NPMG 331

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 Development 4
Project Management Minor24 Hours
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
PPM 301

4 Quarter Hours

Introduces students to the five processes of project management: initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing. Topics include an overview of the evolution of project management, tools and techniques, and the project life cycle. Students will gain experience with the basic techniques of project planning, scheduling, execution, and closure.

Prerequisite(s):
Junior status.
Project Management 4
PPM 311

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, WPG 098 or high school typing/proficiency.
Project Planning 4
PPM 321

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 Strategies 4
PPM 401

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, MTH 091 or satisfies developmental math or placement exam.
Project Cost and Budget Management 4
PPM 411

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 Teams 4
PPM 421

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 Managers 4
Psychology Minor24 Hours

Select 6 Courses from the Following

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
PSY 201A

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 Therapy 4
PSY 211

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 Dying 4
PSY 221

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 Psychology 4
PSY 231

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 Psychology 4
PSY 311

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 Psychology 4
PSY 331

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 I 4
PSY 335

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 Sexuality 4
PSY 350

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.

Prerequisite(s):
PSY 221
Child Psychology 4
PSY 401

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 Psychology 4
Supply Chain Management Minor24 Hours

Select 6 Courses from the Following

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
SCM 231

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 Management 4
SCM 242

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.

Prerequisite(s):
ECN 202
Supply Chain Management 4
SCM 251

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 Management 4
SCM 271

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 Transportation 4
SCM 301

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 Management 4
SCM 321

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):
CIS 313A and MTH 401 and Junior Status.
Manufacturing, Planning, and Control 4
SCM 401

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 Chains 4
SCM 421

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.

Prerequisite(s):
SCM 401
Advanced Topics in Supply Chain Management 4
Quarter Hours Required for Graduation 189
Program Description

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

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.

Baker College has received specialized accreditation for it’s business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas. Web address: http://www.iacbe.org/.

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

View Bachelor degree level IACBE Outcomes and Reports.

Student Learning Outcomes

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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  • What is the high school GPA requirement to enroll into Baker?
    Baker College has a “right-to-try” admission policy. That means all students who have earned a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development  (GED) certificate, are accepted at Baker. Find out more by reading our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements or by talking with an admissions advisor.
  • Can I take classes without a high school diploma or GED?
    If you haven't earned a diploma or a GED certificate, you may be able to take classes at Baker College. We will ask you to take placement tests to ensure you have the foundation of knowledge you need to successully complete college-level studies. Please contact the Admissions Office to learn more about our placement testing and admissions policy. Note: This does not apply to online students; for Baker Online, a diploma or GED certificate is required.
  • How do I apply for Financial Aid?
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using the school code for the Baker College Campus that you plan to attend. Remember, you must apply for financial aid every year. New applications are available after January 1st each year. Always complete your FAFSA as early as possible. To help speed the application process, we encourage you to have your taxes completed prior to applying. The Federal government’s FAFSA website allows you and/or your parent or guardian to link to the IRS website to retrieve tax information. Note: Students and parents of dependent students are required to apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) in order to sign the FAFSA application electronically. Please visit www.pin.ed.gov for more information.
  • How do I apply for a student loan?
    Once you have applied for financial aid, you will receive a Financial Aid Notification package from the Financial Aid office. Your FAFSA serves as the application for the Student Loan. If it is determined that you qualify for student loan funds, the eligibility amounts will be listed on your award notification, and a student Loan Request Form will be included with the award package. The Loan Request Form must be completed and returned to the Financial Aid Office before the loan process can begin. If you are a new student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Complete the paper loan request form indicating the amount you would like to borrow.
    • Sign and date the form.
    • Return the form to the Financial Aid office.
    If you are a returning student and would like to request student loan funds to help cover your educational expenses you will need to:
    • Log into the SOLAR system.
    • Select STAR System.
    • Select Financial Aid office.
    • Select Loan Request.
    • Select the appropriate financial aid year and click Continue.
    • Select the type of loan you would like to request and click Continue.
    • Read the Stafford Loan Request Authorization information and click I Agree.
    • Type in the requested dollar amount and click Submit Request.
  • 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.
  • 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:
  • 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 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
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Health Sciences
    • Human Services
    • School of Education
    • School of Nursing
    For details about these specialized accreditations, see the individual Programs and Degrees pages.
  • How can I send a copy of my official transcripts to another organization?
    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.
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