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BA100 Business Career Exploration
First step in becoming a student of business. Provides a broad introduction to the many different business industries and job opportunities represented within Oregon. Examines the educational requirements, as well as the job experiences needed to enter and advance within the different industries. Covers the earning capacities of specific positions to establish clear expectations of future career goals. Through additional course readings students will be exposed to local business success examples. Offered as needed
3 Credits

BA101 Introduction to Business
Introduces the inter-relationships of business, government, and society. Examines the defined and/or established roles of the business community. Looks at various aspects of business including emphasis on ethics and social responsibility. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA104 Business Applications Using Mathematics
Covers application of mathematics to personal finance and the world of business. Includes applications involving banking, payroll, the mathematics of buying and selling, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, stocks and bonds, business and consumer loans, taxes and insurance, depreciation, financial statement analysis, frequency graphing and calculating mean, median and mode. Uses spreadsheet computational tools and manual, hand-held calculator. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH070 or higher; or completion of MTH060 or higher; and computer literacy; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA115 Introduction to Accounting
Covers basic accounting principles and procedures to provide familiarity with financial records and current accounting terminology. Includes processing techniques for handling information: special journals, controlling accounts, worksheets used in preparation of account statements, purchases, sales, and end-of-the-period procedures. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA131 Business Computing
Covers computer concepts and the use of information technology in business organizations, including the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Includes introduction to hardware, software, databases, system development, and tools that businesses use for communication and collaboration. Includes appreciating the value of ethical conduct in a business/computer environment and the impact of technology on industry and society. F, W
4 Credits

BA177 Payroll
Provides a comprehensive overview to Federal and State payroll practices and procedures. Includes computing and recording gross wages, withholding amounts, and net wages. Introduces computerized and manual systems to create and maintain employee earnings records and payroll registers; compute employers taxes and other payroll-related costs; make payroll tax deposits; complete payroll reports and W-2s; and make general journal entries for all payroll transactions. Prerequisite: BA115 or BA211, either with a grade of C or better; and computer literacy; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA202 Personal Effectiveness in Business
Emphasizes individual and small group exercises to improve skills in self-awareness, communication, values clarification, individual problem-solving, and learning strategies to assist the student in maintaining employment, and demonstrating a professional image and work behavior. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

BA204 Diversity in the Workplace
Introduces an understanding of cultural differences and managing diversity as a competitive advantage in the work environment. Covers perspectives on race, national origin, gender, age, religion and spirituality, disabilities, and sexual orientation. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121. F, Sp, Su; CLCT
3 Credits

BA206 Business Management Principles
Analyzes and synthesizes historical and current theories in leadership, group processes, organizational structures, personnel policies, motivation and training that allow an individual to plan, organize, control, staff and direct subordinates in an organization. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and completion of BA101 with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA209 Introduction to Social Media Marketing
Introduces the impact and benefits of social media in businesses and organizations. Explores the components and trends of social media. Researches best practices of social networks across organizations. Develops a social media marketing plan for implementation in a business. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and completion of BA101 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor; and computer literacy. F, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA210 Professional Development and Leadership
Covers issues related to organizational leadership, including organization structure, culture, funding, performance measures and planning. Emphasizes professional growth planning and development within the organization. Offered as needed.
3 Credits

BA211 Financial Accounting 1
Covers the complete accounting cycle for service and merchandising firms including recording transactions, adjustments, financial statements, worksheets, closing entries, cash and accounts receivable, notes and interest, and accounting for inventories. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA212 Financial Accounting 2
Covers accounting theory, capital assets and depreciation, current and long-term liabilities, partnerships, corporations, investments, cash flow statements and ratio analysis. Prerequisite: BA211 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA213 Managerial Accounting
Covers managers use of accounting. Includes job order and process costing, activity-based costing, cost-volume profit analyses, short-term business decisions, capital investments, time-value-of-money concepts, master budgeting, and flexible budgets and standard costs. Prerequisite: BA212 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA214 Business Communications
Applies principles of written, oral, and non-verbal communication. Covers preparation of good news, bad news, and persuasive messages in applied situations using properly formatted letters, memoranda, and reports. Includes development of resumes, job application letters, and job interviews. Emphasizes written and oral assignments that require individual and group work. Prerequisite: BT210 or WR121, either with a grade of C or better; touch keyboarding at 30 wpm; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp, Su
3 Credits

BA215 Cost Accounting
Analyzes methods of detailed and specific identification of cost elements within the business enterprise. Focuses on job order, process and standard cost accounting systems, and their related theory. Emphasizes principles, techniques and managerial use of cost accounting data, and the use of budget and performance reports as they relate to cost accounting. Prerequisite:BA212; and CIS125E or BA225, or concurrent enrollment; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA218 Personal Finance
Examines the principles and concepts of personal finance. Reviews personal financial planning in the areas of money management, budgeting, career planning, taxes, consumer credit, housing decisions, legal protection, insurance, investments, retirement, and estate planning. W, Su, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA222 Financial Management
Explores principles of planning, acquiring, and using funds in an organization. Includes investment analysis, budgeting, ratio analysis, capital investments (using present value and internal rate of return), cost of capital, cash and credit management. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and completion of BA212, CIS125E, and MTH070 (or higher). (With a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp
4 Credits

BA223 Principles of Marketing
Surveys all functions of marketing from research and product development to the sale of a product or service and feedback regarding consumer acceptance. Emphasizes marketing planning and strategy as dictated by the consumer through marketing research. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101, BA211, and CIS125E. (All recommended courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, W, Sp
4 Credits

BA224 Human Resource Management
Studies the principles and functions of the human resource department as it specifically relates to supervision. Includes policy formulation, employee selection and placement, interviewing and counseling, discipline, labor-management relations, wage and salary administration, human resource development, and employee health and safety. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101 with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA225 Excel for Accounting
Presents the use of basic and advanced functions of electronic spreadsheets as they relate to the accounting profession and to financial applications. Includes review of Excel formulas and formatting using templates and using spreadsheet applications to compute financial outcomes. Relates spreadsheet applications to financial accounting, managerial accounting, budgeting, and audit activities. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH070 or higher; or completion of MTH060 or higher, and BA211; and computer literacy; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA226 Business Law 1
Introduces the nature and function of the law in society. Covers common law and basic legal requirements, and constitutional, tort, criminal, employment, and contract law. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101 with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA227 Business Law 2
Covers legal aspects of Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), property, business entities, and agency and partnership law. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and completion of BA101 and BA226, each with a grade of C or better. W, Sp
3 Credits

BA228 Computerized Accounting 1
Introduces computer-based accounting for small businesses and provides hands-on experience with business applications including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, inventory management processing, sales invoicing, check reconciliation, financial statements, budgeting, and reports. Prerequisite: BA115 or BA211, either with a grade of C or better; and computer literacy; or consent of instructor. F, W, Sp
4 Credits

BA231 Fundamentals of Transportation and Logistics Management
Examines logistics as a key part of supply chain management that plans, implements, and controls the flow and storage of goods, services, and related information between points of origin and points of consumption. Prerequisite: BA234 and BA236, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA234 Fundamentals of Supply Chain Management
Provides the fundamentals of purchasing. Covers the purchasing function, purchasing policies, procedures and manuals, legal aspects of purchasing, public relations and purchasing ethics, supply quality and sources, storekeeping, and personnel. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101 with a grade of C or better. F, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA235 Procurement for State and Local Governments
Provides a basic understanding of pertinent topics and influences that shape the public procurement profession. Includes fundamentals of public procurement: competition, impartiality and openness, effective use of public funds, innovation, and flexibility. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and completion of BA101 with a grade of C or better. F, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA236 Contract Management
Introduces administration and management of contracts developed and established through the procurement process. Covers administration of contract activities, ethics in contract administration, inspection and acceptance of goods and services, delays in contract process, contract disputes and appeals, and termination of contracts. Recommended: Placement in RD090 and WR121; and BA101 with a grade of C or better. Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA237 Financial Records Management
Covers establishing policies and procedures for maintaining, archiving, and appropriate retention and disposal of financial records for accounting departments in accordance with industry and legal standards and guidelines. Includes proper document handling according to governing bodies and information confidentiality. Includes converting a traditional accounting document management system to an electronic paperless system. Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA238 Sales and Persuasion
Emphasizes behavioral sciences, sales psychology and techniques, and communication. Attention is given to sales of ideas and attitudes internal to the firm, as well as product or service to the customer. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101 with a grade of C or better. Sp
3 Credits

BA240 Governmental/Non-Profit Accounting 1
Considers budgets, accounting for general funds, special revenue funds, revenue accounting, expenditure accounting, capital projects funds, debt service funds, special assessment funds, enterprise funds, capital assets, and summary of funds and groups. Includes comprehensive study of accounting for state and local governmental and non-profit entities. Prerequisite: BA211 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA249 Principles of Retailing
Introduces retailing and provides an understanding of the types of businesses, strategies, operation, formats, and environments through which retailing is carried out. Covers planning, research, consumers' behavior, store design, and strategies for merchandising, management, promotion, and pricing. Stresses the global dimensions of retailing as well as the relationship between retailing and society. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101 with a grade of C or better. W
3 Credits

BA250 Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Covers foundation of entrepreneurship and small business management. Explores challenges facing entrepreneurship and small business today, business management strategies, financing, various forms of business ownership, opportunity assessment, business plan, and feasibility analysis. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101 with a grade of C or better. Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA251 Office Management
Presents the broad scope of responsibilities of the administrative office manager. Includes planning, organizing, and controlling of business services, systems, and procedures. Identifies and explains how issues of difference and power occur in the workplace and management process. F; CLCT
3 Credits

BA256 Income Tax 1
Presents the first of two courses in preparing Federal and Oregon individual income tax returns. Completing BA256 and BA257 meets the educational requirements to take the Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer's exam. F, W, Su
4 Credits

BA257 Income Tax 2
Presents the second of two courses in preparing Federal and Oregon individual income tax returns. Completing BA256 and BA257 meets the educational requirements to take the Oregon Licensed Tax Preparer's exam and the IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer exam. F, Sp, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA260 Real Estate Principles
Business Administration
3 Credits

BA262 Real Estate Practice
Business Administration
3 Credits

BA264 Real Estate Finance
Offers a survey of the methods of financing the acquisition of real property. Emphasizes lending laws, the mortgage market, financing documents, foreclosures, governmental loan programs, non-governmental loan programs, appraisals, mathematical calculations, taxation, and other methods of financing. Prerequisite: BA260, or consent of instructor.
3 Credits

BA266 Intermediate Financial Accounting 1
Studies the environment and development of accounting principles, basic theory, accounting process, statement of income and retained earnings, statement of financial position, and time value of money. Prerequisite: Placement into MTH095 or higher; or MTH070 or higher; and BA213; and BA225 or CIS125E; and SSP125; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, Sp, Offered as Needed
4 Credits

BA267 Intermediate Financial Accounting 2
Studies short-term and long-term operating assets, operating and financing liabilities, stockholders’ equity and revenue recognition. Prerequisite: BA266 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. F, W
4 Credits

BA268 Intermediate Financial Accounting 3
Offers a comprehensive study of investment assets, accounting changes, error analysis, income taxes, pension plans, leases and cash flow statements. Prerequisite: BA267 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. W, Sp
4 Credits

BA275 Quantitative Business Methods
Presents management decision processes utilizing statistical methods. Includes use and application of probability-concepts, sampling procedures, statistical estimation, and regression. Prerequisite: MTH111 and CIS125E, each with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA276 Advanced Payroll
Expands student’s current knowledge of payroll to include advanced payroll accounting, internal controls and ethics. Prerequisite: BA177 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Sp
4 Credits

BA277 Business Ethics
A comparative study of ethical and economic systems designed to increase decision-making capabilities. Emphasizes issues and policy formation in varied business settings. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101 with a grade of C or better. F, Sp, Su
3 Credits

BA279 Computerized Accounting 2
Continues computer-based accounting for small businesses using QuickBooks Online version. Includes start-up of a new company, building a chart of accounts, completing the accounting cycle, processing payroll, reconciling accounts, preparing financial statements, and preparing a financial analysis of a company using spreadsheet software. Prerequisite: BA212 and BA228, each with a grade of C or better; and computer literacy; or consent of instructor. F
4 Credits

BA280A Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
1 Credits

BA280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

BA280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

BA280D Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
4 Credits

BA280E Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
5 Credits

BA280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

BA280G Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
7 Credits

BA280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

BA280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

BA280J Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
10 Credits

BA280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

BA282 Applied Accounting Capstone
Serves as a capstone assessment course for review and application of accounting skills previously studied in the Accounting program. Includes: completion of a year-end closing and analysis using accounting software, the preparation of a business tax return, and analyzing accounting best practices. Designed to prepare the student for the professional practice in an accounting career. Prerequisite: BA256; and BA278, or BA240, or BA276; and computer literacy; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
4 Credits

BA285 Organizational Behavior
Explores interpersonal relations in an organizational setting. Topics include: interpersonal communications, individual and group behavior, leadership, forms and sources of power, organizational politics, organizational culture, conflict management, and change management. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101 with a grade of C or better. F, W, Sp, Su
4 Credits

BA286 Negotiations
Introduces the fundamentals and phases of negotiations, tools to use during negotiations, and ways to find win-win solutions. Covers preparing for negotiations, developing a negotiation style, building trust and relationships, and bargaining strategies. Addresses use of power and persuasion; the role of ethics; and the dynamics of multiple parties, coalitions, and teams in negotiations. Introduces cross-cultural negotiations and use of technology. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101 and COMM115, each with a grade of C or better. W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA287 Principles of Project Management
Explores the various facets of project management. Covers the fundamentals, core concepts, techniques, and skills needed for success. Identifies the management skills needed for projects, goals, activities, resources, team development, risks, budgets, and controls from start to finish. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101, and MTH095 or higher. (All recommended courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) F, Sp
4 Credits

BA288 Principles of Responsible Management
Introduces the three areas of management: sustainability, responsibility, and ethics as they relate to business, government, and society as a whole. Provides an understanding of the triple bottom line (ecologic performance, social performance, and economic performance) utilizing the four functions (planning, organizing, leading, and controlling) of management. Recommended: Placement into RD090 and WR121; and BA101 with a grade of C or better. W, Offered as needed
4 Credits

BA299F Human Relations in the Global Economy
Examines culture and cultural diversity and their impact on organizations. Examines issues such as motivation, communication, values development, prejudice, and discrimination. Focuses on understanding how and why cultures develop differently, including the impact of economic and political influences on culture. Also focuses on helping students develop an understanding of their own culture and gain an appreciation for and understanding of other cultures.
4 Credits