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Flexible Option Programs

Flexible Option Overview

The UW Flexible Option is a new, innovative way to make degree and certificate programs more accessible, convenient, and affordable for adult and nontraditional students. Built on the long-standing foundation of high quality degree programs offered by University of Wisconsin System campuses, the UW Flexible Option includes self-paced, competency-based degree and certificate programs that allow students to make progress by demonstrating what they know, whether that knowledge was gained through prior coursework, military training, on-the-job training, or other learning experiences. Students must master identified competencies and pass assessments to demonstrate mastery.

UW-Parkside currently offers a bachelor of science in business administration (BSBA) degree completion program and a certificate in project management (PMGT) in the flexible option delivery mode. Details about UW-Parkside Flexible Options programs and the application and registration processes are available at http://flex.wisconsin.edu.

Policies

Flex option students participating in the BSBA degree program or the PMGT certificate program must follow the policies outlined by UW Parkside. Further information about policies is available in the policy section of the undergraduate catalog.

Flexible Option Admission Requirements

Flexible Option program admissions requirements are available at http://flex.wisconsin.edu.

Program Level Outcomes for Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Completion Program

The department has defined the following learning goals for the business administration majors. Graduates of the BSBA program will:

  1. Demonstrate social and personal responsibility and ethical behavior for organizational contexts.
  2. Apply financial tools and techniques to meet organizational objectives.
  3. Design and evaluate operations, supply chain, marketing, human resources, management systems, structures, and processes in organizations.
  4. Apply information technology and research methods to improve organizational decision-making.
  5. Evaluate scenarios impacting an organization and respond using diverse communication strategies.
  6. Evaluate economic, political, regulatory, legal, technological, and social contexts to address organizational challenges in a global society.
  7. Apply intercultural knowledge, interpersonal skills and teamwork to function effectively in diverse environments.
  8. Employ critical and systems thinking principles to create an integrated multi-functional strategy to meet organizational objectives.

Flexible Option Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) Degree Completion Program Graduation Requirements

  1. Completion of 120 credits including general university requirements. BSBA degree completion students are exempt from the university foreign language requirement.
  2. Completion of all projects and associated competency requirements of the BSBA degree completion program. Students must meet all requirements for the major in effect at the time of admission into the program.
  3. Students must obtain a minimum grade of “M” (mastery) in each of the projects required.

Flexible Option BSBA Degree Completion Program Transfer Policies

Transfer students may fulfill some of the requirements for the flexible option business administration major at UW-Parkside by transferring appropriate courses taken elsewhere.

  1. Students can transfer credits to satisfy projects in six competency areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial accounting, managerial accounting, college algebra (or higher level), and business statistics. Only courses with at least three credits will be considered for transfer as equivalent or to fulfill a requirement. Competency area refers to a functional area of business (such as marketing, human resource management, finance etc.) and is used to align competencies to different functional areas of traditional business programs.
  2. For credits transferred in one of the above competency areas, the projects are considered to be complete and will also fulfill prerequisites to other projects as equivalency indicates.
  3. Students cannot transfer prior coursework to satisfy projects in any competency other than those already identified above.
    Note:  The business communications competency area is satisfied through completion of projects that are not eligible for transfer. 
  4. Only academic work completed at institutions accredited by a regional or national accrediting organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation are eligible for transfer.
  5. A grade of “C” or higher is required (C- is not acceptable) for a transfer course to fulfill the following competency areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, financial accounting, managerial accounting, college algebra (or higher level), and business statistics.

Flexible Option BSBA Degree Completion Program Grading

Students pursuing the Flex BSBA will receive the flexible option grades of “MD” (Mastery with Distinction), “M” (Mastery), and “PR” (Progress).  See the university-wide policies on grades in the catalog for additional information.

In addition to the university-policies on grades, the following policies apply to Flex BSBA students:

  • Mastery Attempt Limit: Students are required to achieve mastery in each project within six attempts. This means that once a student receives a “PR” grade in any single flexible option project five times, (s)he will not be eligible to receive another “PR” grade in the same project in the sixth attempt. In the sixth attempt, students are required to complete the flexible option project with an “MD” or “M”. If circumstances warrant it, students are eligible to receive other grades such as “I” (Incomplete) or “W” (withdraw), see the university-wide policies on grades in the catalog. Students who do not receive a grade of “M” or “MD” on the sixth attempt of a project will receive an “F”.
     
  • Audit Satisfactory (AUD) and Audit Unsatisfactory (AU-): Students in the Flex BSBA program are allowed to audit Flex BSBA projects that they have successfully completed through transfer credits. The AUD and AU- grades are applicable to students repeating a project previously satisfied through transfer credit. If the student work meets or exceeds the stated criteria for mastery of a project and/or relevant competencies, student receives the grade of AUD; otherwise, the student receives the grade AU-. AUD and AU- grades are not considered as part of degree progress, GPA computations, and graduation requirements.

Requirements for the Flexible Option Business Administration Major (65 Credits)

The flexible option bachelor of science degree with a major in business administration (BSBA) program is a direct-assessment, competency-based degree completion program. The Flex BSBA is a non-term program with a new subscription period starting each month. Students register for flexible option projects in a three-month subscription period. Projects are designed to evaluate student competencies in 20 competency areas. Competency areas are functional areas of business (such as marketing, human resource management, finance, etc.) and are used to align competencies to different functional areas of traditional business degree programs. The 39 Flex BSBA projects include 116 assessment-level competencies, and are distributed across the 20 competency areas.

Students in the Flex BSBA program are required to demonstrate mastery in every competency in each project; to achieve mastery, students need to obtain a grade of 80% or higher in the related assessments. For more information on competencies, projects and competency areas refer to http.flex.wisconsin.edu.

Students cannot simultaneously register for courses in traditional programs when they enrolled in Flex BSBA projects.

  1. Required Flexible Option Projects (65 credits)
    1. Economics and Finance Projects (15 credits)
      BAEF 100X Microeconomics Market Analysis I 1 cr
      BAEF 101X Microeconomics Market Analysis II 2 cr
      BAEF 110X Government Budget Process 1 cr
      BAEF 111X Business Cycle Analysis 2 cr
      BAEF 200X Financial Accounting: The Language of Business 2 cr
      BAEF 201X Financial Accounting: Ethics and Internal Controls 1 cr
      BAEF 210X Cost Accounting Fundamentals and Applications 1 cr
      BAEF 211X Master Budget and Variance Analysis 1 cr
      BAEF 212X Using Managerial Accounting Information for Decision Making 1 cr
      BAEF 300X Capital Budgeting Techniques 1 cr
      BAEF 301X Stock Market Performance 1 cr
      BAEF 302X Business Financial Ratio Analysis 1 cr
    2. Leadership and Management Projects (20 credits)
      BALM 200X Analysis of a Selected Organization’s Navigation of Law and Ethics 3 cr
      BALM 300X Introduction to the HRM Function 3 cr
      BALM 310X Organizational Behavior and Leadership 4 cr
      BALM 320X Project Planning, Requirements, and Stakeholder Management 2 cr
      BALM 321X Project Budget, Schedule, Quality and Risk Management 1 cr
      BALM 400X Strategic Management 3 cr
      BALM 410X Designing Solutions for Business Challenges 4 cr
    3. Math and Statistics Projects (8 credits)
      MATH 105AX Business Algebra Fundamentals 2 cr
      MATH 105BX Money in the bank: Application of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions 1 cr
      MATH 105CX Application of Algebraic Methods to Model and Solve Business Problems 1 cr
      BAMA 300X Business Analytics I 2 cr
      BAMA 301X Business Analytics II 2 cr
    4. Marketing and Sales Projects (7 credits)
      BAMS 300X Marketing Foundations Concepts and Application 2 cr
      BAMS 301X Marketing Plan 2 cr
      BAMS 310X Sales Concepts and Application 1 cr
      BAMS 311X Sales and Sales Territory Management Practicum 2 cr
    5. Operations and Systems Projects (15 credits)
      BAOS 300X Sales Data Analysis and Communication Using Spreadsheets and Statistics 2 cr
      BAOS 301X Database Design and Development 1 cr
      BAOS 302X Building Competitive Advantage Using Information Systems 1 cr
      BAOS 303X Enterprise Systems and E-Commerce 1 cr
      BAOS 310X Reshoring Product Manufacturing 2 cr
      BAOS 311X Issues in Doing Business Globally 2 cr
      BAOS 320X Evaluating Competitive Priorities in Operations Management 1 cr
      BAOS 321X Improving Productivity in Operations 2 cr
      BAOS 400X Foundational Concepts in Supply Chain Management 1 cr
      BAOS 401X Sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies in Supply Chains 1 cr
      BAOS 402X Inventory Management and Distribution Strategies in Supply Chains 1 cr

 

Requirements for the Flexible Option Project Management Certificate (12 credits)

As a university residency requirement for a certificate, a minimum of nine credits in a certificate program must be taken at UW-Parkside. Individual departments and programs may require more than nine credits. The business department offers a certificate in project management that is available to undergraduate business and non-business majors as well as non-degree seeking students. To be eligible for this certificate program, the student must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • Junior or senior standing at UW-Parkside or another college/university;
  • An undergraduate degree;
  • Five years of business experience, preferably at mid-level management or above or at an entrepreneurial firm;
  • Associate degree and two years of business experience, preferably at mid-level management or above or an entrepreneurial firm. A minimum of a 2.0 cumulative GPA in required courses is required to earn the certificate.

Required Competency Sets (12 credits):

PMGT 341X Basics of Project Management 3 cr
PMGT 342X Essential Personal Skills for Project Management 3 cr
PMGT 441X Advanced Project Management Tools and Techniques 3 cr
PMGT 442X Project Management Simulation 3 cr

Course Information

Flexible Option Projects in Economics and Finance (BAEF)

100X

Microeconomic Market Analysis I
Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly. 
Analyzes both consumption and production sides of markets; identifies factors involved in changes in the equilibrium prices and production levels.

Course Competencies:

  • Apply economic terms and concepts in business contexts.
  • Apply microeconomic models of supply and demand to analyze the impact of economic factors on product markets.
1 cr
101X

Microeconomic Market Analysis II
Prereq: BAEF 100X. Freq: Yearly. 
Introduces the process of creating a market analysis.  Includes instruction related to writing a proposal, research paper, and creating a video presentation of research results.

Course Competencies:

  • Analyze how demand and supply function in resource markets.
  • Analyze the impact of government regulations on business and consumers.
  • Analyze the consumer behavior and how it determines demand.
  • Analyze the producer behavior and how it determines supply.
  • Analyze the effect of competition on market price, output, and consumer welfare.
2 cr
110X

Government Budget Process
Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly. 
Exposes students to the dynamic process of balancing government budgets.  Covers topics such as the national debt, budget deficits, spending cuts, and the difficulties of balancing budgets.

Course Competencies:

  • Analyze the effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies on the economy.
  • Apply economic models of gross domestic product, business cycles, unemployment and consumer price index at the Macro level.
1 cr
111X

Business Cycle Analysis
Prereq: BAEF 110X. Freq: Yearly.
Explores the topic of economic recessions within a capitalist framework.  Invites a deep understanding of fiscal and monetary policies that could be used to remedy the problem.

Course Competencies:

  • Explain how changes in aggregate supply and aggregate demand affect business cycles.
  • Illustrate the significant relationships between employment, unemployment, inflation, and output in the short and long terms.
  • Analyze global trade policies and the impact of currency markets on exports and imports.
2 cr
200X

Financial Accounting: The Language of Business
Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Introduces basic accounting concepts including debts, credits, accounts, as well as the principles and constraints of accounting.

Course Competencies:

  • Analyze transactions to record and summarize financial information based on accepted accounting theory.
  • Analyze the strengths and limitations of accounting information in applied scenarios.
  • Prepare, analyze, interpret and communicate financial statement information.
  • Analyze and interpret financial information using calculated ratios in applied scenarios.
2 cr
201X

Financial Accounting: Ethics and Internal Controls
Prereq: BAEF 200X. Freq: Yearly. 
Examines an organization’s system of internal controls focusing on ethics and improvements geared to enhance efficient operations and accurate accounting information.

Course Competencies:

  • Evaluate ethical considerations in an organization’s financial reporting environment.
  • Apply internal control activities to reduce opportunities for fraud in the accounting process and ensure compliance with stated operational procedures.
1 cr
210X

Cost Accounting Fundamentals and Applications
Prereq: BAEF 201X. Freq: Yearly.
Focuses on methods of cost accounting fundamentals including cost classification, overhead rate development and application, and various costing methods.  Includes direct/indirect costs, product/period costs, direct materials/labor costs, and manufacturing overhead.

Course Competencies:

  • Classify cost components into appropriate categories to aid in making decisions.
  • Apply appropriate overhead rates and determine the resulting impact on income.
  • Evaluate the effect product costing methods have on inventory valuation, product pricing, and profit measurement.
1 cr 
211X

Master Budget and Variance Analysis
Prereq: BAEF 210X. Freq: Yearly.
Highlights the process of preparing a master budget and completing an overall performance evaluation through a variance analysis.  Includes a variety of budgets and topics such as sales, schedule of cash collections, production, direct materials, schedule of case disbursements, direct labor, manufacturing overhead, finished goods inventory, and selling and administrative expenses. 

Course Competencies:

  • Generate a master budget, including management of cash flow, to effectively plan for an accounting cycle.
  • Calculate and compare variances to determine appropriate recommendations to improve quality, efficiency, and/or costs.
  • Make informed and ethical business recommendations based on relevant operating, investing, and financing information.
1 cr
212X

Using Managerial Accounting Information for Decision Making
Prereq: BAEF 210X. Freq: Yearly.
Correlates accounting information with business decision-making by exploring the relationships between cost, volume, and profit as well as complete calculations related to contribution margin, target profit, break-even analysis, margin of safety, and operating levels.

Course Competencies:

  • Recommend strategic decisions utilizing appropriate managerial accounting information.
  • Communicate how changes in activity affect cost, sales, and profitability.
1 cr
300X

Capital Budgeting Techniques
Prereq: BAEF 201X, BAMA 102X. Freq: Yearly.
Provides an opportunity to create a business report which includes various mathematical computations to determine a project’s after-tax cash flow, net present value, internal rate of return, profitability index, and the minimum required rate of return.

Course Competencies:

  • Differentiate between different capital budgeting techniques and decision criteria based on them.
  • Evaluate potential sources of capital using cost of capital concepts.
1 cr
301X

Stock Market Performance
Prereq: BAEF 101X, 111X. Freq: Yearly.
Offers the experience of preparing a stock market performance report, which includes analysis of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500, and the NASDAQ composite indexes.

Course Competencies:

  • Distinguish between different types of financial markets and financial institutions.
  • Articulate the concept of diversification, different risk measures, and the relationship between risk and return.
1 cr
302X

Business Financial Ratio Analysis
Prereq: BAEF 300X, 301X. Freq: Yearly.
Provides an opportunity to create an executive report, which will determine the valuation of a selected firm.  Focuses on detailed analysis by use of four different financial calculators.

Course Competencies:

  • Apply financial ratio analysis as a tool for business decision making.
  • Use financial calculators to analyze financial scenarios.
  • Describe methods for determining the valuation of a firm.
1 cr

 

Flexible Option Projects in Leadership and Management (BALM)

200X

Analysis of a Selected Organization’s Navigation of Law and Ethics
Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Examines negotiation, conciliation court rules and complaints, as well as the paperwork to form a limited liability company. Culminates in an interview with a business owner covering how the business owner plans for potential disputes, uses contracts, has selected a legal entity for the business, deals with government regulations, and the role ethics plays in the business operation.

Course Competencies:

  • Analyze dispute resolution processes.
  • Analyze contracts in transaction of business.
  • Distinguish between legal forms of organizations.
  • Analyze government regulation of business.
  • Analyze business ethics.
  • Analyze a specific organization’s application of legal and ethical principles.
3 cr 
300X

Introduction to the HRM Function
Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Explores the function of human resource management (HRM) within organizations, including how it contributes to organizational strategy, the difference between strategic and transactional HRM, and how HRM supports other business areas. Covers basic skills in the areas of job analysis, recruitment, selection, training, development, compensation, employee relations, employment/labor law, ethics, and performance management.

Course Competencies:

  • Describe the role of human resource management within organizations.
  • Evaluate practices and procedures in HR functional areas to meet organizational goals.
  • Apply different types of performance management techniques based on situational context.
  • Analyze and interpret human resource metrics across HR functional areas.
  • Describe the implications of employment and labor law.
  • Apply ethical practices related to human resource management.
3 cr
310X

Introduction to the HRM Function
Prereq: ENGL 101. Freq: Yearly.
Explores effective behavior in organizations covering the individual in the workplace, teams and team dynamics, and applying the knowledge in an organizational setting. Includes evaluating, assessing, and recommending appropriate communication styles and strategies related to specific business scenarios.

Course Competencies:

  • Evaluate the individual in interpersonal and team settings based on behavioral theories.
  • Apply the theories of team dynamics to improve organizational performance.
  • Assess the organizational culture and structure.
  • Recommend the best leadership style for a variety of organizational settings.
  • Create a strategic plan for organizational change.
  • Evaluate and assess communication situations.
4 cr
320X

Project Planning, Requirements, and Stakeholder Management
Prereq: BAMA 102X, BAOS 300X. Freq: Yearly. 
Provides an opportunity for the creation of a comprehensive project plan.  Requires completion of a project charter, project scope statement, cost benefit analysis, work breakdown structure, and other components using Microsoft Project.

Course Competencies:

  • Create a comprehensive project plan.
  • Apply techniques and tools designed to manage team members and interact with stakeholders.
2 cr
321X

Project Budget, Schedule, Quality and Risk Management
Prereq: BALM 320X. Freq: Yearly.
Applies critical path analysis, earned value analysis, risk analysis, probability impact matrix, project quality management tools, and project management process groups and knowledge areas to a given project scenario. Explains how the five process groups and ten knowledge areas interact with each other.

Course Competencies:

  • Explain the interrelationship among project management processes, process groups, and knowledge areas.
  • Plan and monitor project budget and schedule.
  • Evaluate project quality and risk using the basic tools of project risk and quality management.
1 cr
400X

Strategic Management
Prereq: BAEF 302X; BAOS 300X, 321X; BAMS 301X; BALM 310X. Freq: Yearly.
Introduces strategic management, the different levels of planning in an organization, and the organizational structure as it pertains to planning. Includes the process of conducting a SWOT analysis of a local organization and its setting, seek out opportunities and risks, and provide a set of recommendations that will lead to a competitive advantage.

Course Competencies:

  • Recognize the hierarchy of planning within an organization.
  • Apply strategic management tools and principles to measure and achieve organizational objectives.
  • Develop a strategic plan for an organization.
  • Prepare an implementation strategy for a strategic plan.
  • Perform a full strategic analysis of an organization and recommend new strategies.
3 cr
410X

Designing Solutions for Business Challenges
Prereq: BALM 300X, 400X. Freq: Yearly.
Identifies an organization and its business challenges, designs solutions, identifies one best possible solution, and formulates the solution. Includes design of a mechanism to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the solution on a regular basis.

Course Competencies:

  • Prioritize business challenges using qualitative and quantitative criteria.
  • Develop solution approaches for a business challenge from a multifunctional perspective.
  • Select and justify an appropriate approach to a business challenge.
  • Propose the solution and develop a plan to measure and monitor its effectiveness.
4 cr

 

Flexible Option Projects in Statistics (BAMA)

300X

Business Analytics I
Prereq: BAOS 300X, BAMA 102X. Freq: Yearly.
Performs data analysis, applying techniques such as probability, normal distributions, and applications of chi-Square. Analyzes a business scenario based on statistical results.

Course Competencies:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of probability terminology and concepts, and compute probabilities.
  • Apply concepts of distributions to solve business problems.
  • Construct confidence intervals & conduct hypothesis testing for means.
  • Apply appropriate Chi-square technique and interpret test results.
2 cr
301X

Business Analytics II
Prereq: BAMA 300X. Freq: Yearly.
Continues to perform data analysis, applying various Regression and ANOVA techniques. Analyzes a given situation based on statistical results.

Course Competencies:

  • Identify and apply appropriate ANOVA test for business decision making.
  • Develop regression model and predict dependent variable.
2 cr

 

Flexible Option Projects in Marketing and Sales (BAMS)

300X

Marketing Foundations Concepts and Application
Prereq: BAEF 101X. Freq: Yearly.
Examines integration of the marketing function into the operation of a successful organization, including the role of marketing, the impact of the external environment on marketing strategies, market segmentation analysis, the concepts of the marketing mix, and conducting marketing research.

Course Competencies:

  • Articulate the role of marketing in the successful operation of an organization.
  • Evaluate the impact of the external environment on marketing strategies.
  • Perform a market segmentation analysis and select an appropriate target market.
  • Apply the concepts of the marketing mix.
  • Conduct marketing research to market products and services.
2 cr
301X

Marketing Plan
Prereq: BAMS 300X, ENGL 101. Freq: Yearly.
Develops and presents a comprehensive marketing plan for an organization’s products and/or services.

Course Competencies:

  • Develop marketing plans for organizations’ products and services.
  • Present marketing plans to key stakeholders.
  • Deliver effective formal presentations in organizational contexts.
2 cr
310X

Sales Concepts and Application
Prereq: BAMS 301X. Freq: Yearly.
Examines the integration of the sales function into the operation of a successful organization, including the role of professional selling in meeting organizational objectives, the sales process, and the effectiveness of sales calls in the context of major sales models, buyer type, and buying situations.

Course Competencies:

  • Explain the role of Professional Selling in meeting organizational objectives.
  • Explain the sales process from prospecting to customer care.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of sales calls in the context of major sales models, buyer type, and buying situations.
1 cr
311X

Sales and Sales Territory Management Practicum
Prereq: BAMS 310X. Freq: Yearly.
Provides an opportunity to execute a professional sales call, plan and organize sales activities, and evaluate the student’s own strengths and weakness related to sales functions.

Course Competencies:

  • Successfully gain a commitment from the buyer in a mock training environment.
  • Create a territory management plan.
  • Describe the various organizational structures for sales teams and the roles of each team member.
2 cr

 

Flexible Option Projects in Operations and Systems (BAOS)

300X

Sales Data Analysis and Communication Using Spreadsheets and Statistics
Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Delves into statistical concepts and how to compute them with spreadsheet formulas and other features.

Course Competencies:

  • Construct and utilize spreadsheets effectively.
  • Compute measures of central tendency, location, and variability and demonstrate understanding of its implications.
  • Write clearly for target audiences, purposes, and contexts. 
2 cr
301X

Database Design and Development
Prereq: BAOS 300X. Freq: Yearly. 
Appraises data needs of a business scenario, developing database design, constructing database, designing and running queries and reports needed for business decisions.

Course Competencies:

  • Develop information systems for decision making.
1 cr
302X

Building Competitive Advantage Using Information Systems
Prereq: BAOS 300X. Freq: Yearly.
Constructs information system based on processes of hypothetical business scenario; identifies security vulnerabilities of that information system and articulates its competitive advantages.

Course Competencies:

  • Create information system management plans.
  • Analyze the role of information systems as a management resource.
1 cr
303X

Enterprise Systems and E-Commerce
Prereq: BAOS 301X, 302X; ENGL 101. Freq: Yearly.
Analyzes and articulates usefulness of E-Commerce system; presents preliminary design; documents requirements of E-Commerce system, including different infrastructure components needed. Presents plan in framework of communication to key stakeholders; explains measurement and monitoring of effectiveness of design.

Course Competencies:

  • Develop and communicate a plan for an E-Commerce System.
  • Distinguish between enterprise-wide information systems used in organizations.
  • Design appropriate and effective communication strategies that meet professional and business communication purposes.
1 cr
310X

Reshoring Product Manufacturing
Prereq: BAEF 101X, 111X; BALM200X; BAOS 300X. Freq: Yearly.
Performs analysis of imported product; identifies reasons for outsourcing; calculates Total Cost of Ownership (TCO); estimates TCO components into future years; recommends whether to continue manufacturing abroad or to shift to domestic manufacturing.

Course Competencies:

  • Explain the strategic reasons for doing business globally.
  • Describe the benefits and challenges in global business.
  • Describe current trends in global business.
2 cr
311X

Issues in Doing Business Globally
Prereq: BAOS 310X, ENGL 101. Freq: Yearly.
Examines economic, technological and cultural dimensions of doing business in a selected country for a hypothetical company; reports recommendations for expansion into market as a new sales territory.

Course Competencies:

  • Examine major global political and economic systems.
  • Articulate the role of cultural differences to manage interactions in global organizations.
  • Design effective documents and data displays.
2 cr
320X

Evaluating Competitive Priorities in Operations Management
Prereq: BAMA 301X. Freq: Yearly.
Evaluates gap between expected and actual performance levels to improve efficiency of business management, using gap analysis technique; identifies resources needed to solve problems; recommends how to approach operations issues under resource constraints.

Course Competencies:

  • Outline tools and techniques to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Assess the effectiveness of an improvement plan.
  • Prioritize improvement needs with the goal of maximizing customer value.
1 cr
321X

Improving Productivity in Operations
Prereq: BAOS 320X. Freq: Yearly.
Identifies areas for improvement in operations productivity; develops plan for business performance improvement; describes expected results; discusses key competitive priorities defined by operations; evaluates extent of organizational support for these priorities.

Course Competencies:

  • Articulate strategic role of operations in the business context.
  • Formulate an operations improvement plan.
2 cr
400X

Foundational Concepts in Supply Chain Management
Prereq: BAOS 321X. Freq: Yearly.
Identifies different types of products, supply chain characteristics, and corresponding strategies for managing operations; evaluates gaps and alignments between competitive and supply chain strategies. Applies techniques to improve customer service; provides recommendations for customized service and omnichannel experience to customers; evaluates the role of technology in managing supply chains.

Course Competencies:

  • Analyze alignment and gaps between competitive strategy and supply chain strategy.
  • Recognize the importance of managing customer relationships.
  • Examine the role of information technology in the context of supply chains.
1 cr
401X

Sourcing and Supplier Management Strategies in Supply Chains
Prereq: BAOS 400X. Freq: Yearly.
Analyzes sourcing strategies; applies purchasing portfolio model and strategic cost management to make sourcing decisions. Evaluates performance of suppliers; provides feedback to suppliers.

Course Competencies:

  • Evaluate strategic sourcing decisions.
  • Demonstrate how to develop and maintain relationships with suppliers.
1 cr
402X

Inventory Management and Distribution Strategies in Supply Chains
Prereq: BAOS 401X. Freq: Yearly.
Formulates and applies various inventory models; calculate different types of costs associated with given inventory and distribution strategy; evaluates and selects potential for a new facility.

Course Competencies:

  • Apply different techniques and models to plan and manage inventories across supply chains.
  • Apply logistics and distribution techniques in supply chain management.
1 cr

 

Flexible Option Projects in Math (MATH)

105AX

Business Algebra Fundamentals
Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Models business scenarios using algebraic techniques and analysis to help solve business problems and make predictions.

Course Competencies:

  • Use functions, their properties, and their graphs.
  • Apply polynomial functions and their graphs to business scenarios.
2 cr
105BX

Money in the Bank: Application of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions
Prereq: BAMA 100X. Freq: Yearly.
Covers evaluation of investment options, including factors such as interest rate, compounding period, and length of contract. Applies exponential and logarithmic functions to determine the best investment options.

Course Competencies:

  • Apply exponential and logarithmic functions to solve business problems and process models of exponential growth and decay.
1 cr
105CX

Application of Algebraic Methods to Model and Solve Business Problems
Prereq: BAMA 101X. Freq: Yearly.
Models business scenarios using algebraic methods. Identifies and applies the best method to solve the business problems.

Course Competencies:

  • Apply algebraic and geometric methods to model business problems and solve business problems using systems of equations.
1 cr

 

Competency Sets for Project Management (PMGT)

341X

Basics of Project Management
Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Covers Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBoK) specified by Project Management Institute (PMI) in detail. Project management topics include lifecycle, processes, integration, scope, time, cost, human resources, communication, risk and procurement.

Course Competencies:

  • Analyze the fundamental concepts of project management in an organizational context.
  • Analyze the full project life cycle, and appropriate project management processes, process groups, and knowledge areas.
  • Create a comprehensive project plan.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in team, manage team members, and interact with stakeholders.
  • Plan and monitor project budget and schedule.
  • Evaluate project quality and risk using the basic tools of project risk and quality management.
  • Identify, develop, and manage project resources.
  • Describe and apply processes related to project procurement management.
3 cr 
342X

Essential Personal Skills for Project Management
Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Provides students with a background in personal skills essential for effective project management, including general intelligence, emotional intelligence, groups and teams, project leadership, stress, ethics, and communication.

Course Competencies:

  • Analyze the fundamental concepts of project management in an organizational context.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in team, manage team members, and interact with stakeholders.
  • Identify, develop, and manage project resources.
  • Articulate the importance of ethical considerations in every aspect of a project’s operations.
3 cr
441X

Advanced Project Management Tools and Techniques
Prereq: PMGT 341X. Freq: Yearly.
Covers advanced tools and technologies of project management, including Microsoft Project and Microsoft Excel, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), budgeting a project, scheduling a project using PERT/CPM, allocating scarce resources, critical chain and critical path, resource leveling, monitoring the project costs, evaluating and terminating a project.

Course Competencies:

  • Analyze the fundamental concepts of project management in an organizational context.
  • Create a comprehensive project plan.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in team, manage team members, and interact with stakeholders.
  • Plan and monitor project budget and schedule.
  • Evaluate project quality and risk using the basic tools of project risk and quality management.
  • Navigate a project’s scope, resource and scheduling constraints.
  • Analyze the technical and interpersonal aspects of project execution and control.
  • Describe essentials of project auditing and project termination/closing.
3 cr
442X

Project Management Simulation
Prereq: PMGT 341X, 342X. Freq: Yearly.
Topics include project scheduling, risk analysis, earned value, and teamwork. Students apply project management skills to a simulated or live project, develop project justification and project plan, and execute the project plan and track performance.

Course Competencies:

  • Navigate a project’s scope, resource and scheduling constraints.
  • Create a comprehensive project plan.
  • Analyze the fundamental concepts of project management in an organizational context.
  • Analyze the full project life cycle and appropriate project management processes, process groups, and knowledge areas.
  • Evaluate project quality and risk using the basic tools of project risk and quality management.
  • Define stakeholder expectations and initiate a project successfully.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in team, manage team members, and interact with stakeholders.
  • Plan and monitor project budget and schedule.
  • Describe the contextual relationship between the project and the organization that hosts the project.
  • Articulate the importance of ethical considerations in every aspect of a project’s operations.
  • Describe essentials of project auditing and project termination/closing.
3 cr
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