BBA Program at Thomas More College


The Department of Business Administration the TAP curriculum in an accelerated format. The Bachelor of Business Administration degree completion program includes a 57 credit hour major. Students can add 6 hours in a student-selected concentration in Finance, Marketing or Management.

ACC205 Accounting for Management (3)
Course requirement: Enrollment in the TAP program. A course examining the use of costs in business planning, control, and management decision making. An emphasis is placed on the identification and analysis of relevant costs in specific decision making situations.

ACC208 A Survey of Financial Accounting (3)
Course Requirement: Enrollment in the TAP program. An overview of financial accounting topics for corporations, with an emphasis on the use of financial information and analysis of financial statements.

BUA201 Skills for Business Professionals (3)
Course Requirement: Enrollment in TAP. An introduction to the structure, functions, and role of the business and economic systems and provides an overview of all business courses in the program, a review of guidelines to successfully develop study groups, and a reintroduction to college life for those who may have had an extended hiatus.

BUA241 Mathematical Analysis for Management (3)
Prerequisite: MAT096 or the equivalent. Course Requirement: BBA students only. A course that covers concepts of calculus essential to management. This course involves modeling and solving optimization problems, differentiation, integration, and using spreadsheets and other software. BUA 241 replaces the business major requirement of MAT 143 for BBA students and fulfills the Mathematics core requirement for BBA students in the TAP program.

BUA249 Business Statistics (3)
Prerequisite: MAT 143 or BUA 241. An application of statistical concepts to business and economics. Topics covered include: descriptive statistics, probability and probability distributions, statistical inference, and regression.

BUA291 Business Law I (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 105 or 201. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of law that apply to business transactions: the overall judicial process, the uniform commercial code, commercial regulations, contracts, agency, bailments, etc.

BUA301 Organization and Management (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 105 or 201. An introduction to schools of thought in management, the internal workings of the organization from a managerial point of view, and in-depth study of the decision-making process and managerial functions.

BUA302 Organizational Behavior (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 301. Students will study the concepts of human behavior drawn from psychology and sociology applied to the business organization. Group behavior, similarities and differences, team building, and structure are considered. Development of the participant's leadership style is addressed.

BUA303 Human Resource Management (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 302, 311, 321. A basic course in organizational manpower planning and development. Included are: testing, interviewing, placement of employees, training, job evaluation, promotions, handling complaints and grievances, wage and salary administration, benefits, policy making and problems of layoffs, transfers and turnover.

BUA305 Effective Business Writing (3)
Prerequisite: COM 204 or BUA 201. A course to improve writing skills in business situations, emphasizing the application of business principles in a diverse workplace. Cross-listed as ENG 304.

BUA307 Leadership (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 302, 311, 321. Students learn what makes a successful leader and the moral/ethical standards they must embrace.

BUA311 Marketing (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 301. Recommended prerequisite: PSY 105. A survey of the marketing function in a capitalistic economy, with emphasis on the planning, pricing, promoting, and distribution of goods and services to satisfy customer wants, the relationship between marketing and other organization functions, the importance of the consumer, and the effect of government regulations.

BUA321 Business Finance (3)
Prerequisite: ACC 102 or 208. An examination of the principles, theory, and techniques of modern corporate financial management. Ratio analysis, working capital management, capital project evaluation, valuation, risk, and financial environment are covered.

BUA331 Operations Management (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 301 and 341 or 345. Students will study the methods for planning, scheduling, operating, and controlling the production process. Both service and manufacturing environments are considered.

BUA341 Quantitative Methods for Business (3)
Prerequisite: MAT 143 or BUA 241; BUA 249 or MAT 205. A course covering the modeling and analysis of problems in business and economics. Among the topics included are: linear programming, inventory models, queuing, PER/CPM, and forecasting.

BUA405 International Management (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 302, 311, 321. An examination of the global differences in the culture, economy, politics, and laws that affect the management of foreign operations.

BUA498 Strategic Management (3)
Prerequisite: BUA 249, 291, 331, 405. A capstone seminar taken in the senior year. Strategic management and business policy concepts are used to integrate the business core courses. Case analysis and a major presentation are required.

ECO102 Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)
Pre-requisite: ECO 101 or ECO 105. Introduction to Macroeconomics introduces basic aggregative models to study the determination of output and unemployment and interest rates and inflation. Monetary and fiscal policy are discussed.

PHI215A Applied Ethics (3)
Students will explore ethical principles and major theories as well as application to various areas of human endeavor. The specific area of application will be designated in the course listings for a particular semester.

Upon completion of BUA 321, students will select their optional concentration scheduling the additional 6 credit hours needed in Finance, Marketing or Management. Course descriptions for these concentrations can be found here.