Business Courses (BSAD)
BSAD 1040 PERSONAL FINANCE (3)
A study of the methods of solving financial problems which people encounter in managing their individual and family affairs. Among topics covered are insurance, home buying, use of credit, personal taxes, savings, investments in securities, and estate planning. (Previously known as BUS 103)
BSAD 1050 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (3)
An introductory study and overview of the role of business in society as well as a discussion of the various disciplines of business including an overview of business organization, management, marketing, human resource management, business ethics, and finance. Also a study and discussion of various strategies for success of public and private firms as well as small business. Business vocabulary used to understand analyze, interpret business news and information. (Previously known as BUS 101)
BSAD 1170 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (3)
A study of government administration and its involvement in the social and economic problems of American democracy. It includes, but is not limited to: problem, finance, personnel and planning, administrative relations with legislatures, political parties, chief executives, and the courts. (Previously known as BUS 117)
BSAD 2050 BUSINESS COMMUNICATION (3)
A study of methods and procedures used in effective business communications. This is a hands-on course that emphasizes both written and spoken communication. The student will engage in letter and report writing, creating advertising, conducting meetings and job interviewing.
(Previously known as BUS 205) *Prerequisite: BSAD 1050 and ENGL 1010
BSAD 2310 ETHICS (3)
This course is an introduction to the field of ethics. Course examines various contemporary ethical questions including abortion, violence, and proper relationship to Mother Earth. Besides introducing various schools of ethics, emphasis will be placed on Native American perspectives regarding ethical questions. (Previously known as PHI 202) Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or consent of instructor
BSAD 2520 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING (3)
A study of the development of an effective marketing program including consumer behavior, product, pricing, distribution, and promotional strategies. (Previously known as BUS 217) *Prerequisite: BSAD 1050
BSAD 2540 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT (3)
Introduction to management theory and practice with emphasis on the primary functions of planning, organizing, leading and controlling. Topics will include the ever-changing challenges and opportunities within the management field. (Previously known as BUS 211) *Prerequisite: BSAD 1050
BSAD 2700 BUSINESS LAW I (3)
Introduction to the laws that affect the business environment and business transactions between individuals, including the laws governing the information of business enterprises, the law of contract, secured transactions, sales, property rights, business ethics, and government regulation.
(Previously known as BUS 270) *Prerequisite: BSAD 1050
BSAD 2710 BUSINESS LAW II (3)
An in-depth study of the laws governing partnerships, joint ventures and corporations. Covers securities regulation, real and personal property transactions, employment relationships, consumer protection, the Uniform Commercial Code, and governing regulatory structures.
(Previously known as BUS 271) *Prerequisite: BSAD 2700
BSAD 2900 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)
(Previously known as BUS 290)
BSAD 2990 INTERNSHIP (1-4)
(Previously known as BUS 299)
BSAD 3425 MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS (MIS) (3)
This course is designed to equip potential managers and knowledge workers in all functional areas about issues, benefits, and problems related to using and managing information systems in business. Students will learn how computer-based information systems provide usable information and problem-solving support necessary to make effective business decisions. Students will also understand the fundamentals of information management and the impact of information technology (IT) on business. In particular, students will learn what information is and what modern managers need to understand about their organization, employees, and technology to best manage information for operational, tactical, and strategic benefits.
The goal of this course is not to give students proficiency in the use of any particular application. Instead, the course demonstrates how systems support information management in general. Students will also engage in several hands-on computing exercises using common business information system tools. The course will also help students understand how IT impacts the behavior of organizations and their employees. *Prerequisites: BSAD 1050 and INFO 1010
BSAD 3440 PRINCIPLES OF FINANCE (3)
This course is designed to provide exposure to the theory and practice of corporate financial management and to demonstrate how financial management techniques are applied in decision-making. We will cover topics such as financial statements, financial ratio analysis, the time value of money, risk and return, capital budgeting, capital structure, the cost of capital, securities markets, sources and uses of financing, and international markets. We will be using Microsoft Excel for the financial calculations.
BSAD 3620 NATIVE NATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (3)
This course provides students with relevant theoretical concepts and practical insights for a better understanding of native nations and international businesses. It begins with a brief overview of how native nations can benefit through international business based on the concept of globalization. Topics, such as cultural, social, and economic factors influencing decision making at the international level, trade theory, and foreign investment will be covered. The course will then probe international firm strategies and their entry modes for developing successful international business.
BSAD 3670 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3)
This course will cover the broad range of topics associated with Human Resource Management from the HR professional, the manager, and the employee. Concepts, processes, and interventions of Human Resource Management function will be covered through topics such as job analysis, job designing, job enrichment, human resource planning, recruitment and selection process, performance appraisal system, compensation and reward management, training and development intervention, labor relations issues and how to maintain a high-performance organization.
BSAD 4690 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (3)
Organizational Behavior (OB) is a field of study that aims to comprehend, explain, and improve human behavior in organizations. In today's fast-paced and turbulent sociopolitical context, organizations have a wide range of opportunities and challenges when managing individuals. The course focuses on the application of key concepts and theories related to business issues and challenges to companies and their employees. It aims to improve employees’ communication, interpersonal, teamwork, leadership, motivation, and management abilities, all of which, when combined with their knowledge and technical skills, will be crucial to an organization’s success.
BSAD 4800 STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT (3)
This course is an integrative and interdisciplinary course, which strategists call a Capstone course. It builds on all the ideas, concepts, and theories from functional courses such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, HRM, Organizational Behavior, and Statistics. The course helps view the firm as a whole and examines how policies in each functional area are integrated into an overall competitive strategy. It introduces the key concepts, tools, and principles of strategy formulation and competitive analysis. It is concerned with managerial decisions and actions that affect the performance and survival of business enterprises. The critical strategic business decisions of concern in this course involve choosing competitive strategies, creating competitive advantages, taking advantage of external opportunities, securing, and defending sustainable market positions, and allocating critical resources over long periods. Decisions such as these can only be made effectively by viewing a firm holistically and over the long term. *Pre-/Co-Requisites: All core courses in business
BSAD 4900 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3)
BSAD 4990 INTERNSHIP (3)
This course is designed for senior-level Business Administration and Tribal Nation Building majors. A supervised internship that provides an opportunity for students to develop and apply knowledge. Students will gain experience related to the fields of Business Administration and Tribal Nation Building by selecting a Tribal Nation organization, or an organization that serves a Tribal Nation community. The host organization for the student must be approved in advance in consultation with the internship program Division Head or assigned course instructor. The internship can be a paid or non-paid internship.