Business Administration Courses

Courses
BUAD 101 Introduction to Business
Units: 1
Description
Multidisciplinary course that exposes student to functional areas of business. Focus on acquiring understanding of language and structure of business through study of its functional components: accounting, economics, finance management, and marketing. (Open to first- and second-year students only.)

BUAD 201 Statistics for Business and Economics I
Units: 1
Description
Theory, methodology, and applications of statistics to contemporary business problems. Includes descriptive statistics, probability theory, discrete and continuous probability distributions, sampling distributions, and one- and two-population statistical inference.

BUAD 202 Statistics for Business and Economics
Units: 1
Description
Theory, methodology, and applications of statistics to contemporary business and economics problems. Includes descriptive statistics, probability theory, probability distributions, one- and two-population statistical inference, analysis of variance, correlation, and regression.

BUAD 203 Software Tools and Applications
Units: .5
Description
Laboratory course providing introduction to software packages with applications for business decision making. Emphasis on understanding spreadsheet applications, but includes sessions on word processing and graphics software and database searches. (Open to first- and second-year students only.)

BUAD 205 Business Communication
Units: .5
Description
Provides the student with a basic understanding of communication processes in the business environment. Practical experience is gained in written and oral communication as well as small group and interpersonal communication within the business perspective.

BUAD 301 Statistics for Business and Economics II
Units: 1
Description
Theory, methodology, and applications of statistics to contemporary business and economics problems. Includes statistical inference review, analysis of variance, correlation, regression, and selected other topics.
Prerequisites
Economics 101-102 and Business Administration 201.

BUAD 388 Internships
Units: 0.25
Description
Applied field experience for a minimum of 50 work hours. Following the field experience, a short paper is required that describes the organization's history, size, number of locations, ownership, products and services, major competitors, and major customers. Graded pass/fail. May be taken no more than once per academic year and may not be repeated more than twice without permission of the Dean. (Internship requirements do not apply to the summer internship program administered by the Office of International Education).
Prerequisites
Departmental approval.

BUAD 389 Directed Independent Study
Units: .5-1
Description
Specialized study or directed research in area of business or economics.
Prerequisites
Permission of instructor.

BUAD 391 Essentials of Information Technology
Units: 1
Description
Introduction to how computerized information technology supports today's businesses and various functional areas of business. Includes telecommunications, IT development approaches, management of technological changes, and ethical responsibilities of information management. Some use of microcomputer systems software and e-mail, with specific assignments changing to reflect current trends and issues.
Prerequisites
Accounting 201, Business Administration 202, Economics 101-102. Business School major.

BUAD 392 Ethical, Social and Legal Responsibilities of Business
Units: 1
Description
Ethical and legal issues in business world are discussed and analyzed from a philosophical, historical, legal, and behavioral approach. Current ethical and legal cases serve to highlight changing value choices and resulting consequences, as well as legal problems experienced by business people.
Prerequisites
Accounting 201, Business Administration 202, Economics 101-102. Business School major.

BUAD 393 Managing Entrepreneurial Finances
Units: 1
Description
Focuses on the financial management of entrepreneurial ventures, including deal valuation and structure, sources of funding, creation of pro-formas, determination of legal form, cash flow management, financial reporting and basic tax implications. May not meet requirements for the Finance concentration.experienced by business people.
Prerequisites
Finance 360, Management 347, and Business School major.

BUAD 396 Advanced Business Law
Units: 1
Description
Principles of law relating to Uniform Commercial Code; emphasis on sales, commercial paper, secured transfers, banking laws, bailments, and documents of title. Other areas covered include real and personal property laws, insurance law, and trusts and estates.
Prerequisites
Accounting 201, Business Administration 202, Economics 101-102. Business School major.

BUAD 497 Strategic Management
Units: 1
Description
Analysis of the external environment and internal resources of a firm leading to the development of strategies and plans for implementing them. The course also provides opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from each of the functional business disciplines through case studies and other learning tools.
Prerequisites
Business Administration 202, Finance 360, Marketing 320, Management 330 and 340,. Business School major. Senior standing.


Undergraduate Business Administration

Robins School of Business
1 Gateway Road
University of Richmond, VA 23173
bsba@richmond.edu

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Business Programs
Robert Nicholson, Ph.D.
RSB 107
(804) 289-8565
rnichols@richmond.edu