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business administration (BUAD)
BUAD 106 (3 credits)
Accounting Principles I

Introduction to the principles of accounting, the accounting
cycle, the interpretation and recording of financial data, and
the summarizing and reporting process. Emphasis is on
the sole proprietor of a business. This course provides a
foundation for further study in the accounting field.

BUAD 117 (3 credits)
Introduction to Business

BUAD 166 (3 credits)
Business Computer Applications I

Microsoft Office programs (Excel®, Access®, PowerPoint®,
and Outlook®) are studied in order for students to develop
intermediate skills in spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and
presentation applications.

BUAD 171 (3 credits)
Business Skills Lab

This course is designed to introduce students to the primary
fields of business and to inform them of the various career
paths that they may pursue. The basic principles, forms,
and practices involved in the administration of a modern
business are examined.

Designed to provide students with independent keyboarding
practice and desktop publishing experience. An introduction
to Microsoft Publisher® covers the basics, such as how to use
the Publisher window to create typical business publications.
Advanced keyboarding skills are developed through daily
practice using the Mavis Beacon typing tutorial.

BUAD 121 (1 credit)
Business Skills Lab

BUAD 213 (3 credits)
Introduction to Law and Business Law

Keyboarding skills are needed in many positions in today's
job market. Advanced keyboarding and communication
skills are essential in the business field. This course is
designed to improve keyboarding proficiency and language
arts skills in the production of business correspondence.

BUAD 156 (3 credits)
Accounting Principles II

This course is a continuation of Accounting Principles I.
Instruction focuses on partnerships and corporations.
Analysis and discussion of more complex financial
concepts and statements are conducted. Microsoft Excel®
spreadsheets are used to prepare financial problems and
statements.
Prerequisite: BUAD 106

BUAD 157 (3 credits)
Principles of Marketing

Designed to give students an introduction to the sources
of law, judicial process, and an overview of laws including
criminal law, tort law, property law (including personal
property, real estate, and landlord-tenant law), and wills,
estates, and trusts. Also provides a basic understanding of
contracts, sales and leases of goods, secured transactions,
agency and employment law, and forms of business
organizations

BUAD 221 (3 credits)
Organizational Behavior

This course is a study of workplace behaviors, structures,
and processes. Self-analysis and reflection are practiced in
small groups through case studies, surveys, and discussion.
Motivational theories and leadership styles are surveyed;
decision making and business designs and cultures are
investigated.

An interactive approach to guide students in becoming
better business people. The skills and responsibilities of
planning, producing, pricing, promoting, and distributing
is presented as an art and a science through realistic
marketing situations and case studies.

BUAD 226 (1 credit)
Business Skills Lab

BUAD 160 (3 credits)
Principles of Management

BUAD 257 (3 credits)
Electronic Commerce

This course is designed to prepare BUAD students for
management success by studying the primary theories,
principals and processes of management. Students will
gain valuable insight in issues such as leadership, planning
and control, problem solving and creativity, organizational
culture and change, ethics and social responsibility, and
working in and managing groups.

24 * Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

Accounting lab for working individually and in groups to
complete accounting problems and worksheets. Additional
assignments in related business coursework due weekly.

Overview of emerging online technologies and trends and
their influences on the electronic commerce marketplace.
Explores nature and impact of e-commerce on business
operations, resources, and management. Upon completion
of the course, students will have a firm grasp of global
e-commerce business trends and the technologies required
to implement them.



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