You must select 2 of only these courses to fulfill the minor’s Elective Requirement.

  • Business Administration (BADM) 300 – The Legal Environment of Business

This course provides an introduction to the law, the legal system and their impacts on the business environment.  This course will introduce you to civil procedure, tort law, products liability, agency law and securities regulation.  It is structured to give you a general understanding of the laws that affect your job, your company, your industry and business in general.  This course is also designed to train you to identify situations when legal issues may arise in the business world.  Spotting potential legal issues before they become major problems will make you a better businessperson.

  • Business Administration (BADM) 314 – Leading Negotiations

This course will teach you a broadly applicable framework for negotiating and resolving conflicts effectively.  Negotiations are discussions aimed at securing agreements—formal or informal—between two or more interdependent parties.  Because business leaders depend on others to accomplish goals, they are interdependent.  Therefore, leaders need to be skilled negotiators to generate solutions that are acceptable, valuable, and able to be implemented.

  • Business Administration (BADM) 340 – Ethical Dilemmas in Business

This course will have you examine business decision making and the role ethics plays in that vital process. You’ll analyze how managers behave and whether ethical choices are knowingly made or only realized.  The object of this ethics course is to increase your awareness of the moral dimensions of business activity.  You’ll study different ethical theories, examine case studies and analyze how the people in the cases acted and whether they should have acted differently.

  • Business Administration (BADM) 350 – Information Technology for Networked Organizations

This course is designed to make you knowledgeable of the fundamentals underlying the design, implementation, control, evaluation and strategic use of modern information systems.  While some of the effort will be devoted to hands-on work with some software techniques, the major emphasis will be on understanding the managerial and strategic aspects of information technology (IT). This course teaches how IT affects management methods and transforms organizational and industry structures.

  • Business Administration (BADM) 375 – Business Process Management

This course provides a general introduction to Operations Management.  Operations Management is the management of business processes, that is, the recurring activities of a firm.  Operations Management designs and manages the processes that enables production of the product or delivery of the service.   Along with finance and marketing, operation is one of the three primary functions of a firm.  Operations Management plays a primary role in both strategic and tactical decisions that firms make.

  • Business Administration (BADM) 380 – International Business

You’ll learn about the culturally different management practices in International Business.  International Business managers engage in cross-border trade and investment and therefore need to know about the effects of different cultures on doing business.  These effects can be positive and negative.  Understanding cultural, economic, and political differences among countries and regions helps managers minimize potential negative effects and maximize the benefits involved with cross-border business.