Business Administration Courses
BADM 102 Personal Finance (2, Fall '10)
Basic understanding of Christian perspectives toward stewardship, including managing the management of money & credit, insurance, credit, budgeting, investment, and retirement planning. Elective credit only.
BADM 103 Introduction to Business (2, Fall)
Business operation, terminology, practices, and career opportunities. A survey course designed to give those interested in the business discipline an overview of what business is all about.
BADM 212 Principles of Management (4, Fall/Spring) (CDRP, see Foreign Languages)
Familiarizes students with the knowledge, roles, responsibilities, and skills required of new managers. Special attention is given to managerial decision-making, problem-solving, information, and human resources issues.
BADM 213 Business Law I (4, Fall)
An introduction to basic legal concepts including contracts, agency, bailments, and negotiable instruments.
BADM 214 Business Law II (4, Spring '11)
Basic law covering forms of business organization, sales, estates, bankruptcy.
Prerequiste: BADM 213
BADM 218 Marketing Principles (4, Fall/Spring) (CDRP, see Foreign Language)
Factors in product development, pricing, distribution, and promotion of consumer and industrial goods.
BADM 301 Business Communication (2, Fall) (CDRP, see Foreign Language)
A study of communication theory and principles as applied to business writing and oral communication. Liberal Arts Foundation.
Prerequisite: BADM 212 or permission.
BADM 302 Investment Management (4, Spring)
A study of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, commodities, real estate, investment analysis, and portfolio theory.
Prerequisite: ACCT 211, 212 or permission
BADM 303 Entrepreneurship (2, Fall)
A study of entrepreneurship identifying an industry niche and the basics of starting and running a small business. Special emphasis given to business plan development.
BADM 309 Statistics (4, Fall)
Basic statistical methods such as graphs, probability, sampling, hypothesis testing, regression, correlation. Theory useful in research and interpretation of data.
Prerequisite: Spreadsheet competency.
BADM 312 Advertising Principles (4, Spring)
(See description under the Communication major, COMM 312.)
Prerequisite: BADM 218
BADM 313 International Business (2, Spring '10) (CDRP, see Foreign Languages)
An examination of the variations in business management and practices in developed and less developed countries around the world.
Prerequisites: BADM 212, ECON 210, or permission
BADM 314 Human Resources Management (4, Fall) (CDRP, see Foreign Languages)
The historical development of Human Resources Management, its context and scope, along with an in-depth coverage of such topics as planning, recruiting, selection, training, supervising, motivation, compensation, benefits, performance appraisals, discipline, and leadership. Prerequisite: BADM 212.
BADM 317 Management Information Systems (4, Spring '11)
Design, maintenance, monitoring of information systems. Includes systems and audit concepts. Prerequisites: Spreadsheet competency, ACCT 211, 212.
BADM 319 Marketing Research (2, Spring)
Study of the techniques used in collection and analysis of secondary and primary data and use of that format for decision-making in marketing environment. Student teams work on real business marketing research projects.
Prerequisites: BADM 309, BADM 218
BADM 320 Leadership Development (4, Spring '11)
A study of the principles of leadership found in biblical leaders, throughout history, and in our own lives. Designed as an interdisciplinary course, specifically to help guide personal understanding both of leadership responsibilities and leadership abilities. It is not intended only for individuals who aspire to positions of leadership or just for those who think they have what are normally considered “leadership” abilities but also for anyone seeking to understand how to better be able to influence others for good, regardless of their profession, position, gifts, or calling.
BADM 330 Operations Management (4, Spring '10)
Management of processes or systems that create goods or provide services. Includes the basics of forecasting, capacity planning, scheduling, inventory management, total quality management, and supply chain management.
Prerequisite: ACCT 212, MATH 107 or higher, Spreadsheet competency.
BADM 340 eCommerce (2, Spring '11)
A course designed to give you exposure, understanding, and know-how in the ways the Internet is transforming and facilitating key functions of business. Exploration of the organizations that have succeeded and those that have failed. Understanding the eCommerce strategies companies employ. Covers the technological features that eCommerce both possible and challenging. Implications in computer science, accounting, marketing, human resources, management, finance, economics, and international business.
BADM 406 Financial Management (4, Fall)
Financial analysis, budgeting, working capital management, capital budgeting, sources of financing, cost of capital.
Prerequisite: spreadsheet competency, ECON 110, ACCT 211, 212 or permission
BADM 417 Business Strategy & Policy (4, Spring) (CDRP, see Foreign Languages)
Integrates social responsibility and ethics with instruction in the strategic planning process. Ethical core values act as guidelines for development of organizational plans. (Seniors only, except by permission.)
Prerequisite: spreadsheet competency
BADM 421 Internship in Business (2, Fall/Spring)
Supervised experience in a business firm combining practical activities with integrating studies. By application only. (Spring offering is for two days a week only.)
BADM 431 Endowment Management (.5, F&S)
An advanced investment course in which students who have excelled in business, economics, and/or accounting courses manage a portion of the Houghton College stock portfolio under faculty supervision. By application only. This course may be taken multiple semesters for a maximum of two (2) credit hours toward graduation.
BADM 460 PHR Review (P/F) (4, S)
Study and review of all areas covered on the PHR (Professional in Human Resources) nationally administered certification exam.
Pre/Co-requisite: BADM 314 Human Resources Management.
BADM 481 Senior Capstone: Senior Seminar (Combined with Business Strategy & Policy)
Exploration of current issues faced by management. Required of all senior business administration, accounting, and information technology management majors.
BADM 191, 291, 391, 491 Independent Study (2 or 4)
BADM 295, 395, 495 Special Topics (1, 2, 3, or 4)
Group study of special topics.
BADM 496 Honors in Business (3, S)