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BBA in Management Classes and Scheduling

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The online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Management is offered online only with no in-person courses or requirements.

Classes run for seven weeks and you can complete the degree at a full-time or part-time pace — whichever works with your schedule.

Content on this page is provided as a quick reference for planning your academic schedule. All official course descriptions and degree requirements are published on the undergraduate catalog site.

Classes and Scheduling Options

Course Descriptions

Required Courses

BUSMGT 300 Orientation

Introduces students to the BBA Management program and the fundamentals of online learning. Includes a self-paced foundation or refresher in basic quantitative skills, financial accounting, microeconomics, statistics, and spreadsheets.

BUSMGT 306 Professional Communication for Managers

Provides opportunities to enhance skills in delivering clear, concise, and compelling messages through written and oral communication. This includes meetings and persuasive formal presentations. Students will also develop proficiency in the use of digital media for presentation, collaboration, and interpersonal interaction.

BUSMGT 315 Foundations of Management

Introduces critical management skills involved in planning, structuring, leading, and controlling in an organization. Emphasizes the analysis and understanding of human behavior in organizations, including teamwork, motivation leadership, power and communication. Additional topics include strategic and operational planning, decision making, and designing adaptive organizations.

BUSMGT 344 Business Intelligence and Analytics

Examines information technology resources such as database systems and enterprise systems explained in their role of supporting decision makers. Emphasizes a hands-on-experience using spreadsheets, relational databases, and business intelligence software.

BUSMGT 347 Law for Managers

Introduces future managers to the major legal issues involved in the business environment. Emphasizes the implication of these legal issues for business decision-making. Covers legal reasoning and the legal system, agency and business associations, torts, contracts and sales, intellectual property, employment law, and product liability.

BUSMGT 360 Leadership and High Performing Teams

Develops an understanding of leadership concepts and principles. Emphasizes leadership skills and the ability to facilitate work in high-performing teams. Coursework includes applied learning within a business development context.

BUSMGT 368 Operations Management

Explores management of the core operations in manufacturing and services firms. Includes planning and control, scheduling, facility location, quality management, supply chain management, and inventory analysis.

BUSMGT 422 Finance for Managers

Examines the tools and concepts required to make value-added financial decisions. Emphasis on interpretation and analysis of financial reports and data. Topics include financial statement analysis, budgeting, cash flow, time value of money, and capital investment decisions.

BUSMGT 425 Capstone

Develops analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in situations dealing with complex organizations, with the ultimate objective of formulating policies and strategies, both domestic and worldwide. Builds upon and integrates the knowledge and methods acquired throughout the program to examine all functional areas of the organization.

Innovation Electives

BUSMGT 304 Design Thinking

Introduces hands-on, technique-based training in the process of creating new, market-viable products and services. Focuses on disruptive thinking, reconstructing market boundaries, ethnographic research, and needs-based product positioning strategies. A mini business plan is developed using a collaborative, structured innovation process.

BUSMGT 420 Managing Innovation and Change

Provides techniques for driving innovation and implementing ensuing business changes into an organization. Explores the role of managers and organizational design in balancing current operations with innovation during the change process.

ENTBUS 327 Foundations of Entrepreneurship

This course introduces students to the foundations of entrepreneurship. Topics include how to recognize business opportunities, develop business models and plans, and identify and locate sources of funding for business opportunities. Students will practice communicating business ideas to others.

Managerial Electives

BUSMGT 317 Managing Human Resources

Introduces the major human resource management functions: planning and recruitment, selection and placement, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee and labor relations, and health, safety, and security.

BUSMGT 322 Negotiation and Conflict Management

Examines negotiation planning, processes, third-party interventions, and conflict management techniques applied in interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, and community settings. Introduces and applies skill development through discussion forums and negotiation role plays.

BUSMGT 325 International Business Management

Examines international business practices, as well as the influence of culture and ethics within the context of the global business environment. Addresses decisions about strategy and entry into overseas markets. Explores functional areas including marketing, finance, and human resource management.

BUSMGT 364 Business Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability

Explores the role of business in a global society. Includes ethical reasoning and decision-making, business responsibility in social and environmental contexts, and best practices in sustainability.

ENTBUS 357 Entrepreneurial Management

Students will analyze the management and organization issues faced by new business ventures. Concepts include managing early-stage businesses for growth and sustainability. Students will also evaluate legal issues and considerations for business growth.

Marketing Electives

BUSMGT 320 Marketing

Introduces methods of identifying and meeting the wants and needs of people and organizations. Focuses on decisions related to product, price, promotion, and distribution channels, including e-commerce.

ENTBUS 387 Entrepreneurial Marketing

Entrepreneurial Marketing applies key marketing strategies to new businesses and/or new product launches. Students will focus on the marketing concepts associated with many of the business challenges facing new ventures. Students will develop comprehensive marketing plans for a new business or product.

Strategy Electives

BUSMGT 342 Strategic Tools

Examines frameworks and tools used by managers for the strategic analysis and assessment of their competitive environments. Emphasizes developing a working knowledge of application and interpretation of frameworks, tools, and techniques.

ENTBUS 427 Launching a New Business

Students will use the business model canvas to evaluate and assess business sustainability through an applied project. Additional topics include funding mechanisms for early-stage companies, and identifying team skills needed to launch a new business.

Entrepreneurship Emphasis Courses

ENTBUS 327 Foundations of Entrepreneurship

This course introduces students to the foundations of entrepreneurship. Topics include how to recognize business opportunities, develop business models and plans, and identify and locate sources of funding for business opportunities. Students will practice communicating business ideas to others.

ENTBUS 357 Entrepreneurial Management

Students will analyze the management and organization issues faced by new business ventures. Concepts include managing early-stage businesses for growth and sustainability. Students will also evaluate legal issues and considerations for business growth.

ENTBUS 387 Entrepreneurial Marketing

Entrepreneurial Marketing applies key marketing strategies to new businesses and/or new product launches. Students will focus on the marketing concepts associated with many of the business challenges facing new ventures. Students will develop comprehensive marketing plans for a new business or product.

ENTBUS 427 Launching a New Business

Students will use the business model canvas to evaluate and assess business sustainability through an applied project. Additional topics include funding mechanisms for early-stage companies, and identifying team skills needed to launch a new business.

Resort and Hospitality Management Emphasis Courses

BUSMGT 304 Design Thinking

Introduces hands-on, technique-based training in the process of creating new, market-viable products and services. Focuses on disruptive thinking, reconstructing market boundaries, ethnographic research, and needs-based product positioning strategies. A mini business plan is developed using a collaborative, structured innovation process.

BUSMGT 317 Managing Human Resources

Introduces the major human resource management functions: planning and recruitment, selection and placement, compensation and benefits, training and development, employee and labor relations, and health, safety, and security.

BUSMGT 322 Negotiation and Conflict Management

Examines negotiation planning, processes, third-party interventions, and conflict management techniques applied in interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, and community settings. Introduces and applies skill development through discussion forums and negotiation role plays.

BUSMGT 364 Business Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability

Explores the role of business in a global society. Includes ethical reasoning and decision-making, business responsibility in social and environmental contexts, and best practices in sustainability.

BUSMGT 342 Strategic Tools

Examines frameworks and tools used by managers for the strategic analysis and assessment of their competitive environments. Emphasizes developing a working knowledge of application and interpretation of frameworks, tools, and techniques.

BUSMGT 420 Managing Innovation and Change

Provides techniques for driving innovation and implementing ensuing business changes into an organization. Explores the role of managers and organizational design in balancing current operations with innovation during the change process.

RHM 323 Resort Sales and Marketing

Introduction to sales and marketing theory and principles as applied to resort and hospitality management. The course emphasizes methods of identifying and meeting the wants and needs of people and organizations. The relationship between sales and marketing management techniques is addressed. May be taken for MKTG or RHM credit, but not both.

RHM 343 Hospitality Law

Introduces students to the major legal issues and risks involved in the resort and hospitality industry. Emphasizes the implication of the law on business decision-making, risk management policy development, and prevention of liabilities. Topics will include the legal system, torts, contracts and sales, agency and employment law, and other specific legal issues that arise in the resort and hospitality industry, such as liability to guests and facilities management.

RHM 363 Training and Development

Covers the skills and knowledge needed to develop and maintain a competent staff. Examines current trends and the strategic role of training. Includes decision-making in hiring, training, promoting, and dismissal; evaluation of HRM processes and systems; and training program design and effectiveness.

RHM 493 Internship

Internship credits are earned in supervised fieldwork specifically related to resort operations and hospitality management. No more than 12 internship credits may be used to meet degree requirements or university graduation requirements. Recommended cumulative GPA of 2.5 and approval of faculty advisor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Must be admitted to the Management BBA degree or the Resort and Hospitality Management certificate.

Authorization

Boise State maintains authorization to offer online programs in Idaho and beyond. Detailed information about state authorization is available on the eCampus Center website.

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