Houston Baptist University Catalog

Business Administration ( BUSA ) Course Descriptions

  • BUSA 1305 THE WORLD OF BUSINESS

    BUSA 1305 The World of Business
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A foundations course that emphasizes decision making in an ever-changing world economy. The focus is on building a foundation for key success factors and life skills, including professionalism, communications, global and cultural awareness, team-based decision making, critical thinking, technological competence, and business language. Some emphasis is placed on career guidance, including an appreciation for the functional areas of business. BUSA 1305 is required by all BBA majors and BA-Managerial Studies majors. The course is to be taken by Business majors in their first semester, or within the first 12 hours of matriculating into the Archie W. Dunham College of Business. The course may be taken by non-Business majors who have earned less than 90 credit hours.

  • BUSA 2301 BUSINESS MATH

    BUSA 2301 Business Math
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1313 or higher
    This course covers selected topics of one- and multi-variable calculus with applications in business and economics. It will provide business students with the appropriate conceptual and computational mathematical background for future business study and economic analysis.

  • BUSA 2315 BUSINESS STATISTICS

    BUSA 2315 Business Statistics
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1313 or higher
    This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics and their application to business data. Topics include data visualization, measures of central tendency and dispersion, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, regression analysis and forecasting.

  • BUSA 2315 BUSINESS STATISTICS

    BUSA 2315 Business Statistics
    Prerequisite(s): MATH 1313 or higher
    This course covers descriptive and inferential statistics and their application to business data. Topics include data visualization, measures of central tendency and dispersion, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, hypothesis testing, regression analysis and forecasting.

  • BUSA 2320 LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

    BUSA 2320 Legal Environment of Business
    Prerequisite(s): None
    A study of the legal environment of business, the role of law in society, the judicial process, and government regulation. Emphases are given to the law of contracts, torts, intellectual property, as well as employment law dealing with discrimination and its relation to human resources.

  • BUSA 3315 SPREADSHEET MODEL BUS APP

    BUSA 3315 Spreadsheet Modeling with Business applications
    Prerequisites: BUSA 2301 and (BUSA 2315 or concurrent enrollment)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the environment of spreadsheets and its utilization for storage, presentation, visualization, and analysis of business data. Topics include, but are not limited to, pivot tables, spreadsheet modeling of business problems, optimization, risk management, and project management. All new concepts will be introduced using real business problems related to accounting, finance, economics, management, and marketing. The course will utilize Microsoft Excel-the most commonly used spreadsheet application.

  • BUSA 3315 SPREADSHEET MODEL BUS APP

    BUSA 3315 Spreadsheet Modeling with Business applications
    Prerequisites: BUSA 2301 and (BUSA 2315 or concurrent enrollment)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the environment of spreadsheets and its utilization for storage, presentation, visualization, and analysis of business data. Topics include, but are not limited to, pivot tables, spreadsheet modeling of business problems, optimization, risk management, and project management. All new concepts will be introduced using real business problems related to accounting, finance, economics, management, and marketing. The course will utilize Microsoft Excel-the most commonly used spreadsheet application.

  • BUSA 3320 BUSINESS ETHICS

    BUSA 3320 Business Ethics
    Prerequisite(s): None
    The goal of the Business Ethics class is to prepare students for success in global business. This will be achieved by helping students develop and apply a framework for identifying the ethical implications (personal, corporate, and social) of the various business practices they will encounter in an international market. A balance will be given to universal issues raised when adopting an ethical system and the particular issues involved in applying the ethical system to business issues. Main topics include: philosophical and cultural foundations of Business Ethics, applying ethical principles in the market place, and how to set up and carry out an effective Business Ethics program in an organization. The particular human resources issues of diversity, whistle blowing, recruiting and hiring, and compensation will be discussed as part of the application of ethical principles.

  • BUSA 4301 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

    BUSA 4301 International Business
    Prerequisite(s): None
    This course focuses on challenges that US managers face when operating in foreign countries. The class covers basic principles of global business and cross-cultural interaction. It will particularly emphasize cultural and historical differences among various countries and how those differences produce different managerial styles and contrasting business practices. In addition, students will do thorough research, preparation, and presentations on specific companies and countries.

  • BUSA 4320 BUSINESS LAW

    BUSA 4320 Business Law
    Prerequisite(s): BUSA 2320
    Study of the uniform commercial code applied to commercial documents. Introduction to creditors’ rights and bankruptcy, agency and employment, business organizations, and property law.

  • BUSA 4340 INTERNSHIP

    BUSA 4340 Internship
    Prerequisite(s): See the Archie W. Dunham College of Business Internship Coordinator for current prerequisite information
    The course is an integrating field experience by which students learn actual business practices by undertaking responsible roles in an organization. The students develop interpersonal skills while acquiring practical knowledge in their disciplines. The students are exposed to various work roles and career choices.

  • BUSA 4360 DATA ANALYTICS

    BUSA 4360 Data Analytics
    Prerequisite(s): MIS 4350
    This is a capstone course for the Data Analytics minor or certificate. The course involves practical application in several areas. Topics will include, but not be limited to, data visualization and presentation; marketing, sports, and healthcare analytics; and social media applications. Both individual and team projects will be involved. Students will acquire skills related to data information extraction, how to interpret extracted information, and how to apply that information for decision-making. The course includes practical experience using MS Excel and IBM SPSS.

  • BUSA 4399 GLOBAL BUSINESS STRATEGY

    BUSA 4399 Global Business Strategy
    Prerequisite(s): FINA 3320 and MGMT 3302 and MKTG 3301 and completion of 90 credit hours
    Global Business Strategy is a capstone course in business designed to integrate concepts and knowledge from a broad range of core business courses. The course considers the increasingly global context in which firms operate and develops a strategic view of the firm through a variety of management tools, models, and current debates. The capstone experience encourages significant group-based work through use of case studies and a computer simulation with global participants.

  • BUSA 6395 INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

    BUSA MGMT 6395 International Business
    Prerequisite(s): ACCT 5362 and ECON 5363 and FINA 5260 and MGMT 5260 and MGMT 5261
    This course combines classroom work with international travel and provides the student with direct contact with managers operating in another country. A weeklong international trip (scheduled at the end of the term) is a part of the course. Topical coverage in class sessions emphasizes cultural and historical differences in countries that produce different managerial styles and contrasting business practices. Graduate Business programs only.