Course Descriptions

Business Studies - Undergraduate Level Courses

BA 10 – BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS

A survey of the basic functions, objectives, and structure of a modern business within the framework of a free-enterprise system and the value of the continuing organization. The course also involves a survey of the ways of managing a firm’s resources via planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. The latter focus is given to marketing, with attention to customer-related products, pricing, distribution and promotion. The course discusses specialization and interdependence of business functions and skills in decision-making. It is a prerequisite for all business major courses except accounting, ethics, and statistics. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 19 – FUNDAMENTALS OF ETHICS

The course is an introduction to basic ethical theories and value systems. Topics include moral issues, codes of ethics, conflict of interest, social and fiduciary responsibilities, the work ethics, and other situations which arise within business environment. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 42 – FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

Introduction to basic accounting theory and procedures: balance sheet and each of its parts, assets, liabilities, income statement, statement of owners’ equity, and the statement of changes in financial position and accounting system. The emphasis in this course is on procedure, while knowledge of the ruling principles will also be a requirement. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 110 – MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES

The course is emphasizing management of organization structures achieving organizational objectives and fundamental concepts related to the practice of management in terms of the basic functions of planning, organizing, motivating, directing and controlling. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 or equivalent See Sample Syllabus.

BA 115 – STATISTICS

This course is designed for both the business major and for the non-business students without previous knowledge of statistics. Emphasis is on descriptive statistics and inferential statistics with relevant applications to solving problems, hypothesis testing and decision-making. Important statistical models and distributions will be discussed. (3 units) Prerequisite: MATH 10 or MATH 15

BA 125 – WORLD RESOURCES

World resources include minerals, organic raw materials, labor, capital, industrial bases and strategic locations and combinations of assets. The course examines the economies of various countries as models for understanding resource bases, their management, and development. (3 units) Prerequisite: ECON 20A See Sample Syllabus.

BA 130 – INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

The varied dimensions of doing business abroad will be covered in terms of patterns of international trade, foreign investments, social and political frameworks, the economic environment, national and international constraints, and problems of general management associated with planning, financing, marketing, personnel, and legal requirements. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 135 – LEGAL FOUNDATIONS OF BUSINESS

Introduction is made to the legal system of the modern business world, to the definition and enforcement of common forms of legal obligations, the judicial system and practical aspects of business law. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 or equivalent See Sample Syllabus.

BA 140 – FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCE

Introduction to the financial management of a company. The course includes the study of the financial system, source of funds, different sectors of the economy affecting the business organization and adjustments to changes in capital structure, use of financial statements, planning, and forecasting. (3 units) Prerequisite: MATH 10 or MATH 15 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 145 – REAL ESTATE PRACTICES

This course is an introduction to the real estate business with an emphasis on real estate investment. Topics include basic real estate terms, real estate financing, real estate appraisal and contracts. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 146 – APPLICATIONS SOFTWARE

A survey of the current available software programs used in business applications. Databases, spreadsheets and word processors are manipulated as well as methods for evaluating the efficacy of specific implementations in personal and shared information systems. This course is intended for the non-major with an interest in business data processing. (3 units)Prerequisite: CS 10 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 150 – MARKETING

A study of marketing function in business and in society, with an analysis of buyer behavior and competitor actions. The crucial facets of products, price, distribution, and promotion form the center around which decision-making is examined, explained, and understood. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 or equivalent See Sample Syllabus.

BA 160 – INFORMATION SYSTEMS CONCEPT AND BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

A study of organizations’ information system projects, their management, and control through feasibility, definition, design, development, and testing stages to implementation. Existing computer programs and student-designed ones will be used. Emphasis is on use of information systems as a management tool to improve effectiveness of the organization. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 10 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 170 – HUMAN RELATIONS IN BUSINESS

The course studies worker motivation and behavior in the environment of modern business especially production and distribution. Emphasis will be placed on the integration of all the social sciences, especially psychology, sociology and recent findings from industrial studies in human resources management. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 10 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 171 – BUSINESS AND SOCIETY

The firm will be viewed as a component of a pluralistic society and the various relationships explored. Emphasis is on the role of business, relationship to different value systems, historical development of American business enterprise, social responsibility in various areas, and future forces, which may shape the growth and development of business. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 10 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 175 – INDUSTRIAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR

The course examines organizational behavior in industry and within organizations as well as its impact on groups and individuals. Topics include: group dynamics, training, leadership, motivation, performance appraisal and job satisfaction. The course content should enhance the understanding of both employee well-being and organizational effectiveness. Research findings will assist in structuring organization policies and practices. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 10, BA 10 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 215 – PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT

A study of operational systems, models and techniques related to production planning and control, methods analysis, cost effectiveness inventory management, work scheduling, wage determination and general organization analysis. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110, BA 115 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 217 – PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

A survey of principles and practices related to development of sound personnel relationships with reference to employment recruiting and selection, training, job evaluation, performance appraisal, discipline, wage and salary administration, labor relations, safety, supervision, morale building, governmental regulations and other matters. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 218 – HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

This course provides an understanding of the management skills necessary to succeed in the hospitality or service industry. Focus is on impact of current social, economic, technological, and political factors in the industry. (3 units)Prerequisite: BA 110 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 219 – SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Focus on the problems and profitable potentials for small business here and abroad. Areas covered include: starting, managing, marketing, and administering a small firm as well as legal and governmental considerations. Also, discussed will be techniques of buying, selling, and evaluating a small firm. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110 or equivalent See Sample Syllabus.

BA 223 – ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The course includes theoretical and experiential coverage of this management discipline. The course aims to improve the organization’s culture and its human and social processes through a systematic change program. Both behavioral science and intuitive based assessment techniques are examined to give an integrated approach to organizational development; use of cases and role-play exercises. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110

BA 230 – STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

This course is intended to familiarize students with basic concepts and theory in international trade, trading arrangements, foreign exchange and balance of payments issues, relations between multinationals and home and host governments and businesses, the theory and practice of the multinational enterprises, and comparative management. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 130 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 231 – CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF MANAGEMENT

A study of the diverse influences of political, social, and cultural factors on the practice of management in multinational business. Fundamental characteristic of different cultural areas will be identified and subjected to comparative evaluations. Case studies on various regions will be provided. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110, BA 130 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 234 – PRINCIPLES OF IMPORT AND EXPORT MANAGEMENT

This course covers the major facets of the import-export transactions and procedures required to do business overseas successfully. The focus is on practical applications, ranging from understanding the objectives of parties involved in importing and exporting to basics of letters of credit, packaging, and transporting shipments. The instructor discusses cross-cultural differences, role of banks and freight forwarders; foreign currency management; and documents used in international trade. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110, BA 130 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 236 – PEOPLE PROBLEMS IN SMALL BUSINESS

A small new business typically starts with a narrow or family oriented human resources base. This course investigates problems in supervising and working effectively with peoples, which are faced by proprietorships, partnerships, or closely held corporations in such matters as organizational structure, personnel policies, and managerial succession. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 10, BA 110.

BA 240 – MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

Planning of profits, costs, and sales. Cost and profit analysis and control. Includes budgeting, forecasting, standard costing, break-even and cost-volume profit analysis, direct and absorption costing, variance analysis, differential cost analysis, and capital expenditure planning, evaluating, and control. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 42, BA 110 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 241 – QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS

This course covers quantitative techniques for solving business problems and making management decisions. Techniques include production or output planning, capital investment and project analysis, linear and non-linear programming, probability theory, inventory control, scheduling, and waiting line models, as well as mathematical decision techniques. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 115 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 243 – MONEY MANAGEMENT

Included are the fundamental principles of money management in both the public and private sectors in our changing society. How to arrange, manage, and control one’s financial affairs. Investments in bond, stock, commodity, money and futures markets will be examined. Guest lecturers from the local business community will be invited to participate. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 140

BA 255 – ENTREPRENEURIAL MANAGEMENT

Exploring the management as a new and total enterprise. Concentration on the impact of innovative personality and its approach to decision-making. The primary focus of this course is to study the behavior involved in forming a new business, including venture capital, purchasing a business, recognizing and evaluating opportunities, networking, selling, etc. This course consists of case studies, discussing in-class exercises, readings and an outside project. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 256 – SALES MANAGEMENT

This course emphasizes the vital role that field sales work has in our economy, society, and culture. It stresses and examines, moreover, the sales manager’s unique and difficult responsibilities, along with the decision-making methods and tools employed in the effective management of the sales force as part of firms’ promotional strategy. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 150 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 257 – CONSUMER BEHAVIOR

This course examines consumer behavior from many perspectives, including (a) the decision process –– the effects of the buyer’s personality, memory for advertisements, and other factors on; (b) the effect of social pressure and social identity on what people buy; and (c) how knowledge and awareness of social and psychological influences are translated into marketing strategy –– advertising, pricing, product development, and distribution. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 10, BA 150 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 258 – ADVERTISING

The course incorporates an examination of the principles and practices of the major strategies for the ethical promotion and sale of goods, services, and ideas; also an overview of such essential components of advertising and advertising research as media selection and buying, product and market testing, creative production, and account management. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 150 or equivalent See Sample Syllabus.

BA 262 – SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN

An examination of principles of system analysis design with emphasis on business applications; applications of the systems viewpoint of problem solving, identification of alternatives, and simulation; solving problems by using existing programs and student- designed programs. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 160 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 280 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS

This course offers topics of specialized interest in the major fields of study. Case studies and independent research may be included. Topics vary each term; so, students should not include this in a concentration unless they know it will be available. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

BA 289 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY

This course is designed to integrate the knowledge gained in the GBA requirements into a comprehensive strategic management forum with an international perspective. Cases are used to give the student experience with real problems. It is intended to give the student a broad, general managerial view of international commercial interactions. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110, BA 130, BA 150 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 290 – BUSINESS POLICIES

Senior-level integrating capstone course which provides the student with the opportunity to put into practice all the skills, techniques and theories acquired in functional courses such as economics, operations management, marketing, finance, accounting, and management. Emphasis is on the case method of instruction and use of a business game. (3 units) Prerequisite: Senior standing

Note: Courses from BA 10 to BA 290 can be offered as 3 units (45 hours) of lectures or as 2 units (30 hours) of lectures and 1 unit (30 hours) of sections with a teaching assistant.

BA 298 – INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS****

The emphasis of BA 298 course is on learning through real-life work experience in the field of a business administration. Students should receive an evaluation by the employer and provide written description of the work and its learning results for grading by a faculty advisor. Oral presentation of the work results in front of other students is recommended. (3 units)

Requirements: Junior/Senior standing; Admissions and Records and Registrar Offices permission. CR/NC

BA 299 – RESEARCH PROJECT IN BUSINESS****

A primary research-oriented study of some chosen business problem or practice, or development of an original theoretical concept, under the close supervision of an instructor. It is normally taken during the last term of the program. Oral presentation of the work results in front of other students is recommended. (3 units) Prerequisite: Senior standing. CR/NC

Business Studies - Graduate Level Courses

BA 301- Managerial Economics

The course covers basic economic relationships, demand and supply analysis, forecasting, production and cost theories, market structures and models, pricing practices, capital budgeting and governmental regulations. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 302 - Principles of Management

The nature of the management process is explored through appropriate concepts of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling; evolution and models related to the study of formal and informal organizations. Systems analysis will integrate the various dimensions of management, organizational structure and functions of managers, growth, and re-engineering of business. (3 units)

BA 303 – FINANCE MANAGEMENT

A consideration of financial control at the corporate management level, with special emphasis on the policies and practices required to place and control the sources and uses of capital. Emphasis will be placed on capital management and evaluation of alternative opportunities. Also examined are such matters as valuation, cash flow, funds acquisition, long-term financing, and budgets as tools for decision-making. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 304 – MARKETING MANAGEMENT

The course is analyzing the fundamentals of marketing management – definitions, concepts, and development. It is intended to enable the student to understand marketing’s decision-making role in a company and the impact of those decisions in establishing distribution, pricing, and promotion in both retail and business markets. Buyer behavior, product/market development, and the impact of the macro environment in business are studied. Cases will be used to provide practical applications of the concepts and principles. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 305 – PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The objective of this course is to prepare graduate students for managing relatively complex projects undertaken by public or business organizations. Reviewed are management concepts, techniques, and tools that are utilized to propose approvable plans for implementation/execution, monitoring/control, and closeout projects successfully. Along with the acquisition of practical skills, students will be exposed to concepts, which lead the selection and management of successful project teams. This course will provide graduate students with a holistic/integrative view of the project management process. (3 units)

BA 307 – OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

The objective of this course is to prepare the graduate student for management of core operations of an organization. It will review core operations of manufacturing product design, sourcing and purchasing, scheduling and control, productivity improvements and overall supply chain design and management. In the industry, the course will review asset acquisition, business segments, production planning, job design, and overall productivity analysis and improvement. (3 units) Prerequisite: MATH 15 or BA 115 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 308 – HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

This course is concerned with those concepts pertaining to the prudent management of a firm’s human resources. It deals with those being considered for positions, those parts of the firm, and those leaving. The concepts are found in the application of principles and norms for recruiting, selection, training, evaluation, and performance appraisal. The value of intra-firm contacts and discussion for matters of discipline and the negotiation of salary and wage matters is emphasized. Also covered are: labor relations, safety, supervision, incentive programs, federal and state regulation, particularly regarding discrimination, harassment, and environmental concerns. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 309 – ETHICS OF BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

The course is an advanced review of ethical theories and value systems. Topics include moral issues, codes of ethics, conflict of interest, social and fiduciary responsibilities, the work ethics, and other situations which arise within business management. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 310 – INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

This course is intended to deal with the fundamental theories of international relations, global interdependence, the modern nation-state system, and the causes of war and conditions of peace. It covers theories of direct foreign investments, behavior of MNCs, country risk analysis, money and finances, investment restrictions and incentives, prospects for international investments. (3 units) Prerequisite: ECON 20A See Sample Syllabus .

BA 311 – MARKETING RESEARCH

This course provides a comprehensive survey of qualitative and quantitative techniques used for studying marketing data and formulating marketing strategies. Emphasis is on questionnaire design; techniques used in collecting, evaluating, and analyzing data; and presenting findings. The course is project based, it focuses on data collection, design of marketing measurement instruments, and implementation of selected statistical techniques. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 115, BA 304 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 312 – BUSINESS RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

The course objective is to prepare the student for business research. Emphasis is on practical work and not on memorizing or deriving formulas. Ethical aspects of research are featured. Students are expected to develop understanding and practice in research techniques, writing of short reports, use of statistical tools and presentation techniques, preparation of effective tables and diagrams, as well as footnotes and bibliographical references. (3 units) Prerequisite: : BA 115, BA 301.

BA 313 – INTERNATIONAL MARKETING

An analysis of international marketing principles and organizations, including design of operations and products to meet consumer preferences in various parts of the world. Included is a study of international forms of business organization in social, economic, and cultural settings, as well as principles of international marketing management. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 150 or BA 304 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 314 – INTERNATIONAL FINANCE

A study of the theory and practice of international monetary relations; the gold standard; the balance of payments; foreign exchange management and determination; foreign exchange controls; the Euro currency market; the international bond market; the virtue and functions of the IMF and the World Bank; and the global debt crisis. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 140 or BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 315 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT STRATEGY

The nature and scope of international business; economic, political and cultural environments; national and international constraint and agreements; problems of general management associated with planning, financing, marketing, human resources, cultural problems, technology, and legal requirements with particular emphasis on the potentiality of direct investment in foreign lands. There will be assignments, which makes use of the Internet. (3 units) Prerequisite: ECON 20A See Sample Syllabus.

BA 316 – INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT

A study of economic forces; government actions; and cross-cultural factors influencing international business. Students will develop understanding of managerial decision-making in multinational organizations through feasibility analysis of foreign markets and the impact of different economic, social and political systems. Attention is given to developing countries. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 302 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 317 – POLITICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

The course includes: analysis of political, military, economic and ideological factors affecting the behavior of states and the conduct of transnational business, with attention to multinational enterprises, foreign economic and trade policies. It also includes: analysis of international legal systems, with particular emphasis on business disputes arising from anti trust laws; contracts and agreements; tariff liabilities; nationalization problems; procedures for arbitration and settlement. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 318 – IMPORT-EXPORT MANAGEMENT

Consideration of procedures and transactions involved in the import-export business. Practical financial, legal, transportation and technical aspects are considered. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110 or BA 302, BA 310 or BA 315 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 320 – ORGANIZATION BEHAVIOR AND ADMINISTRATION

An analysis of individual, interpersonal, and group behavior within organizations and the influence of human, cultural, technological, structural, and environmental factors. Examined are practices of management, such as designing jobs and organization structures, evaluating and rewarding performance, organizational and employee development, and other management processes. These techniques include high performance organizations, management by objectives, total quality management, and the like; it uses varied approaches to leadership, conflict management, change, and adaptation to the environment. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 323 – ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The course includes theoretical and experiential coverage of this management discipline. It aims to improve the organization’s culture and its human and social processes through a systematic change program. Both behavioral science and intuitive based assessment techniques are examined to give an integrated approach to organizational development; use of cases and role-play exercises. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 110 or BA 302 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 324 – LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

The course provides a comprehensive survey of the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in organizations with practical suggestions for improving leadership skills. The nature and attributes of leadership are investigated through case studies, biographies, and class presentations. Topics include the difference between leadership and management as well as identifying traits and abilities which have distinguished effective leaders from ineffective ones. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 308 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 330 – ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The course is designed to provide an educational vehicle for understanding entrepreneurial thinking and practice. It gives introduction to the process of turning ideas into a successful startup enterprise. Special emphasis on innovations derived from research and technology development. Students will be exposed to what entrepreneurship takes in a startup context, and how integrate execution can be successfully utilized in a variety of career and work contexts. There will be a special effort to define key areas, which an entrepreneur should be aware of, and to provide a framework of “toolkit” resources relevant to startup execution. Students draft a business plan related to a business of own interest, using all available tools, techniques and experience. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 331 – SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS

Students explore relationships between the organization and its environment, including government, labor, public groups, various ideological constellations, the media, academia, and local communities. Ideas are reviewed as to what actions can be taken by corporations and and/or individuals to improve relationships between business and its environment. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 309 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 336 – HUMAN FACTORS IN SMALL BUSINESSES

The course studies problems in supervising and working effectively with people problems of proprietorships, partnerships, or small corporations in matters of organizational structure, personnel policies, and managerial succession. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 308 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 337 – PERSONNEL LAW

This course covers personnel law from a business perspective. It includes all foundations needed to understand the topic and the most important state and federal guidelines. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 308 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 340 – MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING AND FINANCIAL CONTROL

Emphasis in this broad-based course is on imparting to the student an increased knowledge and understanding of the role of management control in the modern multi-plan organization, as well as the development of skills to be used throughout the cycles of a business in solving managerial control problems. Case materials are accompanied by reading. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 42 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 343 – INTERNATIONAL BANKING

An in-depth examination of the development and expansion of international banking; legal aspects of international banking; Eurocurrency/Eurodollar; syndication techniques; letters of credit / banker’s acceptances; foreign exchange; offshore banking: Swiss banking; the global debt crisis and debt rescheduling. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 140 or BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 344 – INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE

The course includes an overview of the foreign exchange market (Forex), foreign securities, international equities markets, international debt securities, futures and options. The course describes the fundamental principles and operations on these markets. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 140 or BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 345 – COMMERCIAL BANKING AND LENDING

An in-depth study of the commercial lending business. Borrowing requirements and financial structure for debt financing needs of business. Topics include: loan interviewing and credit investigation, financial analysis, loan structuring and negotiation, loan documentation and closing, problem loans and follow-up. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 140 or BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 350 – MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

The course introduces different types of information systems for business, their goals, purposes, values, and major functionality. The emphasis is made on criteria and issues in selection of information system, problem definition, requirements, specifications, information flow and presentation, cost / time estimate, implementation, and maintenance. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 146 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 351 – DIGITAL MARKETING

The course focuses on important concepts and best practices in the use of digital marketing tools and techniques relevant to a business. It introduces students to various online marketing channels including search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), mobile marketing, email marketing, and social media marketing. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 304 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 352 – ADVANCED SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN*

Analysis of real-world information systems. Included are requirements analysis, data flow diagrams, data dictionaries, systems proposals and design. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 160 or BA 350 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 353 – INFORMATION SYSTEMS DATABASE MANAGEMENT*

Explanation and comparison of the techniques and methodologies of database management systems in a business environment. Limitation and application of various DBMS; costs and benefits in selecting DBMS. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 160 or BA 350 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 354 – E-COMMERCE

This course provides understanding of e-commerce and its impact on firms, industries and markets. The Web has large impact on how we shop, read, conduct business, learn, and consume information like music, art, and others. The course describes the e-commerce industry, market, strategies, technologies used in electronic commerce; discusses the resulting changes in organizational structure and societal behavior; seeks to understand the forces that drive these changes; and discusses forward-looking perspectives of e-commerce. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 355 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS*

The course focuses on important areas of information systems not covered by the regularly offered courses. A specific topic for it is chosen by the instructor and announced in the syllabus. (3 units) Prerequisites: Instructor’s permission and BA 160 or BA 350 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 360 – QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE MANAGEMENT

While solving a problem, managers must consider both qualitative and quantitative factors. This course covers quantitative methods, which help to solve different business problems. Techniques include decision analysis, regression models, forecasting, transportation, and assignment models, Markov analysis, stochastic equations, statistical quality control and others. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 115 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 361 – SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

This course provides an overview on how supply chain pertains to business decision-making from managerial perspective. The course covers the topics related to design and management of flow and storage activities of in-bound and out-bound transportation, inventory management, and the associated information processing systems requirements. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 307 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 363 – INVESTMENT SCIENCE

The course introduces students to the basic tools used by investment professionals. It deals with different kinds of securities, their pricing, and methods to optimize a choice of an investment portfolio. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 241 or BA 360 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 364 – INVESTMENTS (REAL ESTATE)

An in-depth study of real estate investments including the nature of real property, market analysis, construction cycles, mortgage lending, equity investment, metro area growth, urban land use, the effect of credit on demand, equity investment criteria, real property valuation and public policies, as well as current news and market conditions in both the United States and international real estate markets will be covered in the course. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 365 – INVESTMENTS (THE STOCK MARKET)

In-depth survey of stock market including nature of stocks, stock exchanges, indices, trading securities and options, convertible securities, mutual funds, investment banks, hedge funds, investment clubs, and dividend policy. Students learn trading mechanisms, tactics, and strategy as well as foundations of fundamental, technical, and sentimental analysis. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 366 – ECONOMETRICS

The course introduces students to a comprehensive review of econometric methods for linear models. Among topics covered are: the linear regression, linear simultaneous equations systems, maximum likelihood and instrumental variables estimation strategies, hypothesis testing. Different data and variables presentations and features are discussed (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 241 or BA 360 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 367 – CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT

Credit risk is the risk of financial losses in the event of a default. Defaults arise from an inability to meet timely financial obligations. This course introduces students to what credit risk management is (from origination to assessment to mitigation to recovery), what the lending and credit selection process is, how to measure and manage credit risk, and what the common risk management models are. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 370 – COMMUNICATIONS IN LEADERSHIP AND NEGOTIATIONS

This course concentrates on critical skills, particularly those needed for intelligent, face-to-face interactions, for effective tactics to achieve cooperation and gain consensus. There is emphasis on various strategies used in negotiating, for both individuals and leaders. Both written and oral assignments are involved. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 372 – CONSUMER RESEARCH

Analyzes the factors that influence consumer behavior and apply this knowledge to develop effective marketing strategies. Emphasis is on consumer psychology and the means by which consumer behavior can be influenced or altered. The course includes both theoretical and practical aspects: (1) explore theory and research that is relevant to understanding consumer behavior, and (2) apply these theories and findings to generate ideas for developing effective marketing techniques and strategies. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 304 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 373 – PRICING

This course is designed to provide students with the concepts and techniques for assessing and formulating pricing strategies. Topics include: utility theory, market structures, sales promotion and price discrimination, international pricing, game theory, and auction designs. The topics may vary each term. Additional emphasis will be on measuring the return on investment (ROI) of marketing decisions. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 301, BA 304 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 374 – SALES MANAGEMENT

This course provides an in-depth understanding of the sales processes. Addresses time and territory management, target creation, motivation, compensation, training, budgeting, and the evaluation of selling efforts. Emphasis is on the integration of sales function into the organization’s strategic planning processes. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 304 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 375 – SERVICES MARKETING

This course provides comprehensive understanding of the differences between marketing and sales of services compared to products. It focuses on developing and implementation of effective marketing programs for service industries and covers concepts on blueprinting service, customer interactions, chase vs. shift demand, asset revenue efficiency. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 304 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 380 – MBA SPECIAL TOPICS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

This course offers topics of specialized interest, including case studies and independent research. Topics vary; so, students may include this in a customized concentration. This course may substitute for a concentration only once with the permission of the Provost. (3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.

BA 381 – GRADUATE INTERNSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS****

BA 382 – GRADUATE INTERNSHIP IN FINANCE MANAGEMENT AND INVESTMENTS****

BA 383 – GRADUATE INTERNSHIP IN GENERAL BUSINESS****

BA 384 – GRADUATE INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT****

BA 385 – GRADUATE INTERNSHIP IN MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS****

BA 386 – GRADUATE INTERNSHIP IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT****

The emphasis of BA 381 – 386 courses is on learning through real-life work experience in the field of a concentration. The student should receive an evaluation by the employer. A detailed report of the internship summarizing the learning achievements should be submitted for review and grading to a faculty advisor (3 units) Requirements: Advisor’s approval; Records Office permission.

BA 388 – SEMINAR ON HIGHER EDUCATION

This course is offered to students in the doctoral program or to the master’s degree students as an elective course for extra credit. The seminar examines the core values, structures, processes, language, and personnel of higher education, analyses critical issues facing colleges and management skills for tracking them. It includes oral presentations required for each participating student. (3 units)

BA 390 – BUSINESS STRATEGY AND DECISION-MAKING

Students are expected to develop a better understanding of business strategy approaches and techniques, and to acquire skills and knowledge relating to the decision-making process. Emphasis is on decision-making while still recognizing the importance of the specialized functions of an organization. Readings and case materials are reinforced with participation through written tests, papers, and oral presentations. This is the MBA program capstone course. (3 units) Prerequisites: BA 301, BA 304, BA 307, BA 320, BA 340, and at least two concentration courses See Sample Syllabus.

NOTE: Graduate courses from BA 301 to BA 380 and BA 390 can be offered as 3 units (45 hours) of lectures or as 2 units (30 hours) of lectures and 1 unit (45 hours) of self-study projects.

BA 397 – MBA CASE STUDY REPORT

A detailed written report analyzing business aspects of a previous employment must be submitted and presented in the form of review/proposal to improve the related activity. The work should be used as the source of data for the analysis. Work responsibilities should be business management preferably in the field of the student’s area of concentration. The student regularly confers with the selected faculty advisor who recommends the report for its oral presentation to a committee. (3 units) Requirements: During the last term of or after completion of the coursework; Dean’s approval; Registrar Offices permission. CR/NC

BA 398 – MBA INTERNSHIP REPORT****

A detailed written report analyzing business aspects of the employment must be submitted upon completion of the assignment and presented in the form of review/proposal to improve the related activity. The work should be used as the source of information/data for the analysis. Work responsibilities should be business management or should allow the student to study the business from the manager/owner’s position, preferably in the field of the student’s area of concentration. The student regularly confers with the selected faculty advisor who recommends the report for its oral presentation to a committee. (3 units) Requirements: During the last term of or after completion of the coursework; Dean’s approval; Records and Registrar Offices permission. CR/NC See Sample Syllabus.

BA 399 – MBA RESEARCH PROJECT****

A primary research-oriented study of some chosen business problem or practice, or development of an original theoretical concept, under the close supervision of an instructor. The student regularly confers with the faculty advisor who permits the report for a presentation for a committee. It is normally taken during the last term of the program. (3 units) Requirements: GPA 3.2 or above; Dean’s approval; Registrar Office permission; completion of BA 311 or 312 and preferably BA 390. CR/NC See Sample Syllabus.

NOTE: Courses BA 381 – 386, BA 398, and BA 399 can be extended for one additional term. These courses can be assigned for two terms as 3+1 units or 1+3 units if the internship or research project started in a summer session or late in a semester.

BA 413 – INTERNATIONAL MARKETING****

An analysis of international marketing principles and organizations, including design of operations and products to meet consumer preferences in various parts of the world. Included is a study of international forms of business organization in social, economic, and cultural settings, as well as principles of international marketing management. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 150 or BA 304 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 414 – INTERNATIONAL FINANCE****

A study of the theory and practice of international monetary relations; the gold standard; the balance of payments; foreign exchange management and determination; foreign exchange controls; the Euro-currency market; the international bond market; the virtue and functions of the IMF and the World Bank; and the global debt crisis. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 140 or BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 415 – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND INVESTMENT STRATEGY****

The nature and scope of international business; economic, political and cultural environments; national and international constraint and agreements; problems of general management associated with planning, financing, marketing, human resources, cultural problems, technology, and legal requirements with particular emphasis on the potentiality of direct investment in foreign lands. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 310 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 416 – INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT****

An analysis of economic forces and government actions affecting international business; determinants of policy with regard to entering foreign markets and evaluation of foreign environments, organizational control, compensation, pricing, relations with government agencies and public interest issues in the management of multinational corporations. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 110 or BA 302 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 417 – POLITICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS****

The course includes: analysis of political, military, economic and ideological factors affecting the behavior of states and the conduct of transnational business, with particular attention to multinational enterprises, formulation of foreign policy processes, including economic and trade policies. It also includes: analysis of international legal systems, with particular emphasis on business disputes arising from anti trust laws; contracts and agreements; tariff liabilities; nationalization problems; procedures for arbitration and settlement. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) See Sample Syllabus.

BA 418 – IMPORT-EXPORT MANAGEMENT****

Consideration of procedures and transactions involved in the import-export business. Practical financial, legal, transportation and technical aspects are considered. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 110 or BA 302, BA 310 or BA 315 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 423 – ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT****

The course includes theoretical and experiential coverage of this management discipline. It aims to improve the organization’s culture and its human and social processes through a systematic change program. Both behavioral science and intuitive based assessment techniques are examined to give an integrated approach to organizational development; use of cases and role-play exercises. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 302 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 424 – LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT****

The course provides a comprehensive survey of the major theories and research on leadership and managerial effectiveness in organizations with practical suggestions for improving leadership skills. The nature and attributes of leadership are investigated through case studies, biographies, and class presentations. Topics include the difference between leadership and management as well as identifying traits and abilities, which have distinguished effective leaders from ineffective ones. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 308 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 431 – SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSINESS****

Students will explore the relationship between the organization and its environment, including government, labor, public interest groups, various ideological constellations, the media, academia, and local communities. Ideas are reviewed as to what actions can be taken by corporations and by other organizations and/or individuals to improve relationships between business and its environment. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 309 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 436 – HUMAN FACTORS IN SMALL BUSINESSES****

This course investigates the problems in supervising and working effectively with peoples, problems, which face the proprietorship, partnership, or closely held corporation in such matters as organizational structure, personnel policies, and managerial succession. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 308 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 437 – PERSONNEL LAW****

This course covers personnel law from a business perspective. It includes all foundations needed to understand the topic and important state and federal guidelines. A one-unit written research project with oral presentation is required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 308 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 443 – INTERNATIONAL BANKING****

An in-depth examination of the development and expansion of international banking; legal aspects of international banking; Eurocurrency/Eurodollar; syndication techniques; letters of credit / banker’s acceptances; foreign exchange; offshore banking: Swiss banking; the global debt crisis and debt rescheduling. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 140 or BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 444 – INTERNATIONAL SECURITIES AND FOREIGN EXCHANGE****

The course includes an investigation of the foreign exchange market (Forex), foreign securities, international equities markets, international debt securities, futures and options. The course describes the fundamental principles and operations on these markets. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 445 – COMMERCIAL BANKING AND LENDING****

An in-depth study of the commercial lending business. Borrowing requirements and financial structure for debt financing needs of business. Topics include: loan interviewing and credit investigation, financial analysis, loan structuring and negotiation, loan documentation and closing, problem loans and follow-up. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 460 – QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR BUSINESS AND FINANCE MANAGEMENT****

While solving a problem, managers must consider both qualitative and quantitative factors. This course covers quantitative methods which help to solve different business problems. Techniques include decision analysis, regression models, forecasting, transportation, and assignment models, Markov analysis, statistical quality control and others. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 115 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 463 – INVESTMENT SCIENCE****

The course introduces students to the basic tools used by investment professionals. It deals with different kinds of securities, their pricing, and methods to optimize a choice of an investment portfolio. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisites: BA 303, BA 360 or BA 241 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 464 – INVESTMENTS (REAL ESTATE)****

An in-depth study of real estate investments including the nature of real property, market analysis, construction cycles, mortgage lending, equity investment, metro area growth, urban land use, the effect of credit on demand, equity investment criteria, real property valuation and public policies, as well as current news and market conditions in both the United States and international real estate markets will be covered in the course. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 465 – INVESTMENTS (THE STOCK MARKET)****

In-depth survey of stock market including nature of stocks, stock exchanges, indices, trading securities and options, convertible securities, mutual funds, investment banks, hedge funds, investment clubs, and dividend policy. Students learn trading mechanisms, tactics, and strategy as well as foundations of fundamental, technical, and sentimental analysis. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. Prerequisite: BA 303

BA 466 – ECONOMETRICS****

The course introduces students to a comprehensive review of econometric methods for linear models. Among topics covered are: the linear regression, linear simultaneous equations systems, maximum likelihood and instrumental variables estimation strategies, hypothesis testing. Different data and variables presentations and features are discussed. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 241 or BA 360 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 467 – CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT****

Credit risk is the risk of financial losses in the event of a default. Defaults arise from an inability to meet timely financial obligations. This course introduces students to what credit risk management is (from origination to assessment to mitigation to recovery), what lending and credit selection process is, how to measure and manage credit risk, and what the common risk management models are. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 303 See Sample Syllabus.

BA 480 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN GRADUATE BUSINESS STUDIES****

This course offers topics of specialized interest, including case studies and independent research in both Finance and Investments and Human Resources Management concentrations. Topics vary; so, students may include this in a customized concentration. This course may substitute for a concentration only once with the permission of the Provost. (4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

BA 481 – GRADUATE INTERNSHIP AND REPORT IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS****

A detailed written report analyzing learning achievements as a result of the work and including recommendations on how to improve/modify the internship company or its operations must be submitted to the student’s internship advisor and orally presented in front of a committee of at least one faculty member (different from the adviser). The employment must be directly related to International Business and the advising faculty approval is required. (4 units) ) Prerequisite: BA 310. Requirements: Advisor’s approval; Records and Registrar Offices permission.

BA 482 – GRADUATE INTERNSHIP AND REPORT IN FINANCE MANAGEMENT****

A detailed written report analyzing learning achievements as a result of the work and including recommendations on how to improve/modify the internship company or its operations must be submitted to the student’s internship advisor and orally presented in front of a committee of at least one faculty member (different from the adviser). The employment must be directly related to Finance and Investments and the advising faculty approval is required. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 303. Requirements: Advisor’s approval; Records and Registrar Offices permission.

BA 484 – GRADUATE INTERNSHIP AND REPORT IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT****

A detailed written report analyzing learning achievements as a result of the work and including recommendations on how to improve/modify the internship company or its operations must be submitted to the student’s internship advisor and orally presented in front of a committee of at least one faculty member (different from the adviser). The employment must be directly related to Human Resources Management and the advising faculty approval is required. (4 units) Prerequisite: BA 308. Requirements: Advisor’s approval; Records and Registrar Offices permission.

NOTE: Courses BA 481, BA 482, and BA 484 Graduate Internship and Report can be extended for one additional term. These courses can be assigned for two terms as 4+1 units or 1+4 units if the internship started in a summer session or late in a semester.

BA 490A – BUSINESS STRATEGY AND DECISION-MAKING FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS****

Students are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts and application of the opportunities and risks that confront a company seeking to grow globally. Emphasis is on the practical application of strategic concepts to both corporate and business level operations and managerial decision-making. Readings and case materials are reinforced with participation through written tests, research papers and oral presentations. This is the MS program capstone course for the International Business concentration. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) This course is to be taken after completion of all required 300-level courses and at least three elective courses. See Sample Syllabus.

BA 490B – BUSINESS STRATEGY AND DECISION-MAKING FOR FINANCE MANAGEMENT****

Students are expected to develop an in-depth understanding of the concepts and application of the opportunities and risks that confront a company seeking to grow globally. Emphasis is on the practical application of strategic concepts to both corporate and business level operations and managerial decision-making. Readings and case materials are reinforced with participation through written tests, research papers and oral presentations. This is the MS program capstone course for the Finance Management concentration. A one-unit written research project and its oral presentation are required for the course. (4 units) This course is to be taken after completion of all required 300-level courses and at least three elective courses. See Sample Syllabus.

NOTE: Graduate courses from BA 414 to BA 480 and BA 490 can be offered as 4 units as 45 hours of lectures (3 units) and 45 hours of self-study research projects (1 unit) or 30 hours of lectures (2 units) and 90 hours of self-study research projects (2 units).

BA 501 – DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR IN FINANCE AND INVESTMENTS

The Doctoral Research Seminar in International Business enables students to engage in an in-depth study of current issues in the discipline that offer excellent opportunities for selection of topics for scholarly research and publication of findings. A variety of International business topics are explored from the standpoint of their conceptual framework and current practices. Specific issues are identified as areas where additional research-based information would be of significant benefit to professors and practitioners in terms of understanding and/or applying international specifics, tools or analytical techniques. Research methodologies are presented and students are assigned focused research topics as a part of their course requirements. (3 units) Prerequisites: Completion of all DBA core and at least four concentration courses. CR/NC See Sample Syllabus.

BA 502 – DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (HRM)

The Doctoral Research Seminar in Finance and Investments enables students to engage in an in-depth study of current issues in the finance discipline that offer excellent opportunities for selection of topics for scholarly research and publication of findings. A variety of financial topics are explored from the standpoint of their conceptual framework and current financial practice. Specific financial issues are identified as areas where additional research-based information would be of significant benefit to professors and practitioners in terms of understanding and/or applying financial theory, tools or analytical techniques. Financial research methodologies are presented and students are assigned focused research topics as a part of their course requirements. (3 units) Prerequisites: Completion of all DBA core and at least four concentration courses. CR/NC See Sample Syllabus.

BA 504 – DOCTORAL RESEARCH SEMINAR IN HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

The Doctoral Research Seminar in HRM enables students to engage in an in-depth study of current issues in the discipline that offer excellent opportunities for selection of topics for scholarly research and publication of findings. The purpose of this course is to study Human Resources Management through a collection of current readings that explore the important contemporary perspectives and issues in the field from a decidedly applied, rather than theoretical orientation. The readings include a mix of recently published articles from journals in the field, along with many articles written specifically for the course textbook. Tools and resources available on the Internet for managing human resources will also be explored. (3 units) Prerequisites: Completion of all DBA core and at least four concentration courses. CR/NC

BA 597 – DBA DISSERTATION I****

This course is designed to orient and familiarize a student with the first stage of the dissertation research process, guiding him/her toward the selection of a dissertation topic that is sufficiently well defined to ensure its successful pursuit and narrow enough in its scope that the student can expect to complete the project within a reasonable time frame. After selecting and approving an advisor, the student researches a subject of interest for a dissertation topic focusing on the need of using relevant data, research methodology, and analytic tools applicable to the subject. It requires detailed review of current publications in the field. The course then addresses an overview analysis of research options, data collection techniques, and requirements appropriate to the subject of study. Completion of this course results in the student proposal of the dissertation establishing the title, structure and organization for the study, methodology and sources of the data, the need and research basis for the continuation of the study. This information should be submitted to the dissertation advisor and doctoral committee. The committee will evaluate the written text and oral presentation of the proposal for approval of the dissertation research continuation. (4 units) Prerequisites: Completion of all DBA core courses, DBA candidacy standing, BA 501, BA 502, or BA 510. CR/NC

BA 598 – DBA DISSERTATION II****

This supervised self-study course is intended to deepen students’ skills in data analysis in the direction of understanding the quantitative insights that emerge from the data in the research field. With the benefit of the study subject review, research methodology, and use of data elements developed in BA 597, students are expected to write complete literature review and explanations of methodology for the selected topic. The course will require definition of what questions to ask, what parameters to assess, and how to design experiments for collecting and then analyzing data needed for the research. Completion of this course will provide foundation for a preliminary draft of the dissertation for review by the advisor. (4 units) Prerequisite: Successful completion of BA 597 – DBA Dissertation I. CR/NC See Sample Syllabus.

BA 599 – DBA DISSERTATION III*****

This supervised self-study final course in the DBA program guides the student through completion of the dissertation and its defense with simulated question and answer sessions, and with extensive peer feedback. The course requires the student to present the dissertation research results in an objective manner. Completion of the course requires the student to complete and write all chapters of the dissertation. The student must also submit a brief outline for the dissertation that includes the following: 1) introduction; 2) statement of problem; 3) review of methodology; 4) summary of results; and 5) discussion of results, including interpretation of findings, relationship of current study to previous research, recommendations and suggestions for additional research. Completion of this course requires the student to write the dissertation and to successfully defend the dissertation in front of the committee. (4 units) Prerequisite: Successful completion of BA 598 – DBA Dissertation II. CR/NC See Sample Syllabus.

Computer Science

CS 10 – INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE*

An introduction to the principles and concepts of computer science and its applications. Discussions focus on the use of computers in business and personal lives, computer system basics, computer architecture, hardware, systems and applications software, programming languages, software engineering, data communications, information systems, the history of computing and computer’s impact on society. Introduction to the Internet and online information sources. Laboratory on use of computer hardware and software. (3 units)

CS 50 – INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING*

An introduction to problem solving techniques and program development in a modern high level language. Discussions focus on the concepts of an algorithm and basic programming concepts such as data types, primitive operations, control structures, arrays, structures, procedures, functions, and files. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 10

CS 70 – THE INTERNET*

An introduction to the Internet and HTML publishing. Discussions will focus on the use of the Internet applications to access the Internet resources and to create intranets for use inside an organization. Among topics: setting up network connections to the Internet, e-mail, news, FTP, and Web servers, creating Web pages using HTML and Java, converting existing documents into Web documents, CGI programming. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

CS 90 – STUDIES IN PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES*

An introduction to a specific programming language which may vary from term to term. Discussions will focus on the application of the language to specific problems for which the language was developed. Typical languages may include Java, Visual Basic, Perl, C, Ada, Common Lisp, Scheme, Smalltalk. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 50

CS 115 – DISCRETE MATHEMATICS

An introduction to set theory, combinations, logical inference, methods of proof, induction, recursion, foundations of logic programming, circuits, relations, digraphs, functions, basic probability, recurrence, matching, difference equations, graph and queuing theory, tree analysis and matrix operations. (3 units) Prerequisite: MATH 10

CS 135 – LINEAR PROGRAMMING*

An introduction to applications and problem formulations, simplex and Karmarkar solution procedures, matrices, and duality theory. Discussions focus on using the operations research approach involving case studies. (3 units) Prerequisite: MATH 40

CS 140 – DATA STRUCTURES*

An introduction to advanced tree structures, directed and undirected graphs, advanced searching and sorting techniques, priority queues and heaps, dictionaries, design and analysis of data structures and algorithms. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 50

CS 175 – TOPICS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE*

A topical investigation of issues associated with AI and Expert Systems. Topics will vary at each offering and will include knowledge representation, natural language issues, all programming languages, object-oriented programming systems, predicate calculus, neutral networks, PROLOG, vision and pattern recognition, analysis and design of Expert Systems, and inductive inference. This course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 10 and defined by the instructor

CS 220 – SOFTWARE ENGINEERING

A survey of the principles and techniques involved in production of high-quality software for practical applications. Discussions focus on the identification of the software evolution process, automated system design methodology, debugging, documentation and software economics. Other topics often reviewed include program validation, program portability and software development environments. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 10 and defined by the instructor

CS 237 – DATABASE*

A survey of the major types of database systems and subsequent issues in development and implementation. Discussions focus on relational and object-oriented models, normalization theory, query languages, design theory, and issues in concurrent and distributed database systems. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 160 See Sample Syllabus.

CS 250 – COMPUTER SECURITY

A survey of the basic principles and techniques of computer system security for business and computer managers and personnel. Discussions focus on physical protection, hardware and software security controls, encryption techniques, database, network and telecommunications security, microcomputer security, and viruses. Other topics include legal and ethical issues, current USA and international legislation, managerial issues, disaster recovery and contingency planning. (3 units) Prerequisite: CS 10

CS 280 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

A special topic course, by a choice of a group of students. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

CS 290 – RESEARCH PROJECT IN COMPUTER SCIENCE****

Independent research of a specific topic under supervision of a faculty member. The course requires completion of a written report analyzing work accomplished and validating the student’s results. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

Economics

ECON 10 – ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

Interrelated study of economic potential and history of various areas of the world, including United States. The course also considers the reciprocal relationship between the economic activities of man and earth surface features, population, human production, consumption, distribution. Analysis of the natural and economic functions and correlation of the relationship recognized. (3 units)

ECON 20A – PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I (MACROECONOMICS)

Survey is made of American economic institutions; introduction to the methods of economic analysis, fundamental concepts, and discussion of current economic problems. The course considers institutions, national income analysis, money and banking, fiscal policy, markets, income distribution, and international trade. (3 units) See Sample Syllabus.

ECON 20B – PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II (MICROECONOMICS)

Attention is given to microeconomic theory. A study of market structures, resource allocation, cost analysis, and socio-economic problems. Also assessed is the impact of each market arrangement upon price and output levels, resource allocation, and the rate of technological advance. Socio economic problems are considered and discussed. (3 units) Prerequisite: MATH 10 See Sample Syllabus.

ECON 120 - POLITICAL ECONOMY

This course is an introduction to the economic analysis of demographic and political behavior and the economic consequences of political change. The course demonstrates the application of micro- and macroeconomic theory to demographic and political behavior. Selected topics include the economic consequences of population growth in developing countries, the economics of fertility and female labor force participation, the effects of an older age structure on the social security system, and the relationship between population growth and natural resources. This course explores economic policies that affect consumption, unemployment, wages, prices, and public debt. (3 units) Prerequisite: ECON 10

ECON 123 – CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC PROBLEMS

This is an analysis of selected problems and policies concerning natural resources, monopoly, monetary and fiscal problems. Also included is the analysis of domestic and international economic problems. (3 units) Prerequisite: ECON 20A

ECON 140 – MONEY AND BANKING

The use of money in an industrial economy, financial institutions, the central banking system, international financial system, as well as monetary theory and practice, are emphasized. (3 units) Prerequisite: BA 130

ECON 220 – INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS

The basic forces and problems underlying the foreign trade of nations. Trade theory, foreign exchange, balance of payments analysis, governmental policies, and world economic organizations. (3 units) Prerequisite: ECON 20A, BA 130

ECON 280 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS

A special topic course with special preference to the American economic system. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

English

Eng 2 - WRITING

Students are taught to write compositions using a variety of grammatical tenses and structures in semi controlled to freer compositions. The emphasis is on grammatical structure, but various types of organization such as description, narration, classification, comparison and contrasts are also introduced and practiced in guided formats. (3 units and 1 lab unit)

ENG 3 – CONVERSATION / SPEECH

Students will advance in fluency and oral comprehension of more complex English sentences. Students will participate in oral comprehension exercises; will learn common American idioms and use them in conversation; they will also participate in class discussion of relevant subjects and present short prepared speeches. (3 units and 1 lab unit)

ENG 5 – READING COMPREHENSION

Students will improve reading comprehension and rate; they will increase vocabulary through assigned readings, word study exercises, and discussions. Readings deal with a variety of subjects, including American culture, and academic and personal issues. (3 units and 1 lab unit)

ENG 7 – GRAMMAR

This course covers the basic grammatical structures using an intensive approach that aims at greater accuracy and speed on the part of the students. The students will be able to process longer, more complex sentences with more ease and fluency. Special attention will be given to the difference between appropriate written English and the spoken forms used in everyday conversations. (3 units and 1 lab unit)

ENG 8 – VOCABULARY

The course focuses on vocabulary building and enrichment through words used in context. Emphasis will be given to most frequently used words in spoken and written English. (3 units and 1 lab unit)

ENG 75 – CRITICAL THINKING

Consideration of cognitive skills and communicative strategies for defining, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information. Course includes structural and operational approaches to task/mission analysis, decision-making, change forecasting, adaptation, and evaluation. System approach to analysis and solution of complex problems. Conceptual issues in problem definition, goal determination and measurement of effectiveness. (3 units)

ENG 77 – COMPUTER-ASSISTED VOCABULARY STUDY

This course involves the use of computer programs in helping students build varied and precise vocabularies. The course focuses upon, among other elements, the historical development and present-day resources of the American English vocabulary. Special attention is given to Latin and Greek vocabulary building prefixes, suffixes and bases, neologisms, field-related vocabulary, and idioms. (3 units)

ENG 82A & 82B – WRITTEN COMMUNICATION I & II

First term: A thorough study of grammar and the fundamentals of composition. Practice in writing themes, book reviews and other short papers is given. Particular attention is directed toward sentence structure, syntax, and general rhetorical principles.

Second term: Critical reading and evaluation of selected texts and writings; composition of well-organized expository papers; a careful consideration of methods of research, organization in a clear, logical manner and other elements involved in writing research papers. (3 + 3 units)

ENG 86 – SURVEY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE

Development of American literature from the colonial period through the American renaissance of the mid-nineteenth century, concluding with Melville. Social and political forces shaping the American character are carefully considered. Covers from 1850 until recent times, including Whitman, Dickinson, Twain, James, Crane, and Faulkner; understanding of the American literary traditions. (3 units)

ENG 93 – BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

Communication and information science in the applied context of business studies, including vocabulary, reading, writing, and speaking skills in the subject areas of marketing, international business, data processing, accounting, finance, and management. (3 units)

ENG 99 – REPORT WRITING

The course instructs the student in the various forms of written reports. Students prepare informational and analytic reports. Computer tools and programs, as well as Internet resources, will be used as relevant. (3 units)

ENG 169 – CORE TOPICS IN COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Examination of communication areas as announced on the class schedule. Topics include: semantics and communication and theory of communication. (3 units)

ENG 280 – SPECIAL STUDIES IN ENGLISH

A course on selected topics in English may be given as independent study. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

History

HIST 10 – WORLD HISTORY

This course is a survey of the development of the world’s largest and most influential cultures. While many civilizations will appear, the major emphasis will be on China, Islamic Middle East, India and Europe. The first half of the course will cover the formative stages of the great civilizations. The second half will survey the enormous economic, political and social impact of industrialization. Throughout the course, a comparative approach will be used to illustrate the degree of continuity and change in cultures. (3 units)

HIST 15A – HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES I

The course covers the period 1607 (the first English speaking colonies) through 1865 (the end of the American Civil War). We will identify and analyze major themes that appeared in this time frame that continue to shape the United States today. Major themes include the development of wealth, the growth of democracy and the creation of the Constitution, relationships between settlers and native inhabitants, the impact of slavery and sectional conflict. Rather than stressing the memorization of facts and dates, students will be encouraged to cultivate good note-taking skills and to approach complex subjects analytically. (3 units)

HIST 15B – HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES II

The course covers the period 1865 (the end of the American Civil War) to the present. Examine major themes including the impact of industrialization, the growth of multi-ethnic America, racial relations, changing gender roles, the rise of the United States to a position of world power and the future place of America in the world community. Students will be encouraged to cultivate good note-taking skills and to approach complex subjects analytically. (3 units)

HIST 110 – MODERN TIMES

This course is a history of the world from 1914 (the start of World War I) until the present. While economic and social developments shall be covered, the focus will be on the great political events which continue to shape our world. The great events analyzed include the impact of the world wars, revolutions in Russia and China, the fall of European empires, the Cold War, the growth of bitter regional conflicts and the changing nature of power in the post-industrial world. (3 units) Prerequisite: ECON 10

HIST 280 – SPECIAL STUDIES IN HISTORY

Students in this course may be required to read one or more important works in the field of history and write an original analytical paper on the books assigned. This project will be undertaken under the close supervision of the instructor. (3 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

Humanities

HUM 10 – INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES

This course charts the development of Western culture from the Renaissance (approximately 1500 A.D.) to the present. We will look at the visual arts and music as representative of basic cultural change, and will examine the changes in Western thought: the development of scientific method, changing views of physical reality, and the redefinition of social justice. Lastly, we will consider the possibility that a “world culture” is developing in the post-industrial world. (3 units)

HUM 16 – ART OF THE FILM

This is a basic course on film analysis and criticism. Looking at film making from the director’s viewpoint, the student shall examine the relationship between script, acting, pace, sound and special effects. In particular, the class will try to identify the details of filmmaking that make the difference between good movies, which are rare, and bad ones, which are very common. (3 units)

HUM 25 – CHINESE: MANDARIN

A beginning course in modern Chinese which emphasizes the development of oral skills, reading and other basic language skills through use of dialogues. (3 units)

HUM 27 – SPANISH

This course teaches the most used Spanish vocabulary and how to put the words together to become conversationally fluent. The class will also cover the rules for putting words together to form complete sentences in Spanish, and how to listen to and understand Spanish spoken at a normal conversation speed. (3 units)

HUM 30 – INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

An analysis of human experience in relation to the world; the problems of reality, thought and value. Studies of the major movements, methods, and terminology of philosophical thinking. (3 units)

HUM 40 – SURVEY OF WORLD ART

The course will explore the history of paintings, sculpture, and architecture from civilization’s beginnings to the present day. Focus will be on the development and periods of Western Art; important contributions to the West from the art of Africa, the Middle East, and Asia will be examined. Classes consist of slide lectures, group discussions, and visits to museums and art galleries. (3 units)

HUM 50 – NATURAL AND CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT OF THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

The course seeks to develop the students: 1) creativity, 2) sensory perception, 3) appreciation of the natural and cultural environment to be found in San Francisco. The class will enable students to more fully appreciate the richness and diversity of all phases of life in the Bay Area. (3 units)

HUM 56 – CITY'S RESOURCES AS A CLASSROOM

Students will be introduced to the vast array of diverse learning experiences available from cultures in the Bay Area. Visits will be made to points of interest to facilitate the learning experience. (3 units)

HUM 60 – AMERICAN POPULAR CULTURE

This course is an attempt at the description, investigation and definition of “American Popular Culture,” for example, the arts, and entertainment of the American people: sports, television, motion pictures, music, art, fiction, the press, decor, periodicals, etc. The approach will be inductive and empirical, exploring culture itself for information and discussing the broad general implications of American Popular Culture for the 20th Century and beyond. (3 units)

HUM 159 – MULTICULTURAL HERITAGE

The course emphasizes the diversity of cultural influences which have and continue to shape the character of San Francisco and the Bay Area. Focus will be given on the visual act as a metaphor for the emergence of various cultural patterns. Attention will be paid to the impact of various groups of this multicultural society. Field trips to important cultural centers will be made. (3 units) Prerequisite: HUM 10

HUM 290 – RESEARCH PROJECT IN HUMANITIES

This course is designed to help students become accustomed to the process of writing a research paper for academic courses. Research methodologies, rules for documentation and organizational principles of writing are the three focused areas of the course. Students will learn some of the recent research techniques such as database searches and on-line research as well as other essential research methodologies like using the library, taking notes and developing a bibliography. As to organizational principles of writing introduced in the course include writing a thesis statement, writing a formal outline, and revising techniques. All the research and writing process discussed in the course are divided into a series of step-by-step activities and exercises to provide the students with a manageable and non-threatening learning experience. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

Mathematics

MATH 5 – BASIC ALGEBRA

The course is a review of basic high-school mathematics. It is designed to refresh math concepts for student graduated from a high-school long time before enrollment to the university. (3 units)

MATH 10 – COLLEGE MATHEMATICS

Algebra: fundamental algebraic concepts and operations, number bases, linear equations and inequalities, functions, graphing. Graphs and functions: study of functions including exponents and radical polynomials, geometric series, rational expressions, quadratic equations, and logarithms. (3 units)

MATH 15 – FINITE MATHEMATICS

Topics include matrix theory, linear systems, linear programming, probability, decision theory, and game theory. Also applied calculus is covered. (3 units)

MATH 21 – CALCULUS I

Differential Calculus, derivative and applications. Techniques of differentiation of algebraic functions. Exponential and logarithmic functions. Implicit method. Graphing, maxima and minima, concavity. Mean value theorem. (3 units) Prerequisite: MATH 10

MATH 22 – CALCULUS II

Integral Calculus. Fundamental theorem, mean value theorem, Taylor’s formula, indeterminate forms. Area and the indefinite integral, techniques of integration. Applications to volume, arc length, physics problems. (3 units) Prerequisite: MATH 21

MATH 25 – CALCULATOR MATH

This course combines College Math, Pre-calculus, Finite Math and parts of Statistics, Programming and Linear Algebra. Covers both “hand” and “machine” math in depth. Involves the use of the calculator as a tool to solve problems as well as probing the theoretical aspects of it. (3 units) Prerequisite: MATH 10

MATH 40 – LINEAR ALGEBRA

Vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, systems of linear equations. Stress on 2 and 1 dimensions, including geometric and other applications. (3 units) Prerequisite: MATH 10

MATH 280 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN MATHEMATICS

A special topic course may be given as independent study. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

Political Science

POL SCI 10 – UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

This course is an introductory survey of the institutions and processes of government in the United States. Although we examine the basic structure of state governments, the major emphasis is on the Federal Government. The course includes a close reading of the United States Constitution. Building knowledge of the Constitution, we look at the most important political institutions as they work in the world. Institutions studied include Congress, the Presidency, the courts and the national security apparatus. We also try to identify the interaction between political structure, ideology, public opinion, the press, money and of external events. (3 units)

POL SCI 15 – INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE

This course is an introduction to basic political thought and how thought has influenced political action. Much of the course will deal with interpretations of democracy. We examine the basic ideas of democracy and citizenship in Greece and Rome. Also, analyzed will be the writings of classic political thinkers such as Hobbes, Locke, Burke, Adam Smith, Rosseau and James Madison. The course will also cover the major alternatives to democracy in modern times such as Marxism, fascism and military rule. (3 units)

POL SCI 180 – INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

This course examines the changes inside the US and in the world arena that transformed America from isolationism to deep involvement throughout the world in military, diplomatic and economic affairs. We identify motives, the way policy has been made, the relationship between foreign and domestic affairs, the dynamics of the arms race and potential alternatives to the course taken. The students compare and explain political systems and judge their strengths and weaknesses. (3 units) Prerequisite: POL SCI 15

POL SCI 280 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN POLITICAL SCIENCE / DIRECTED READINGS

Students in this course may be required to read one or more important works in the field of political science and write an original analytical paper on the books assigned. This project will be undertaken under the close supervision of the instructor. This course can be given in the form of special studies. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

Psychology

PSYCH 10 – FUNDAMENTALS OF PSYCHOLOGY

Introduction to psychology and the principles of human behavior and relationships. Studies in sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking, intelligence and emotion. Emphasis is on general psychological principles. Use of individual and group exercises. (3 units)

PSYCH 170 – PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS

An integral approach to the understanding of human behavior. Concepts of personal and social adjustment as related to employment, morale, employee relations, supervisory techniques, and business efficiency. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 10

PSYCH 175 – PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSONALITY

Survey of current scientific knowledge about human personality. Consideration will be given to both the universal, shared aspects of personality and those upon which people differ (e.g., shyness, self-esteem, and need for achievement). Methods of personality assessment and applications of personality research will be discussed. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 10

PSYCH 220 – PERSONNEL PSYCHOLOGY

This course provides an introduction to personnel psychology. Topics include job analysis, performance appraisal, testing and assessment, employee selection, equal employment opportunity, criterion development, selection interviewing, validation, legal issues, human resources planning, recruitment, classification, utility analysis, training, compensation, organization, career development and consulting strategies. (3 units) Prerequisite: PSYCH 175

PSYCH 280 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN PSYCHOLOGY

The course offers topics of specialized interest, can be given as a special study. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

Natural Science

SCI 10 – PHYSICAL SCIENCE

The study of matter and energy; principles and practical applications in physics, chemistry, mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, electronics, geosciences and astronomy. (3 units)

SCI 21 – LIFE SCIENCE

Life processes, ecological factors and the plant and animal kingdoms; biological systems and their control; human anatomy and physiology, human diseases, genetics, inheritance and evolution; the cell as the basic unit of life. (3 units)

SCI 25 – SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND THE FUTURE

Study relations of philosophy and science; development of science from Descartes to Einstein. Emphasis is on physical concepts (space, matter, force, etc.), scientific method, and the science and technology interplay, and their implications for the future (3 units)

SCI 31 – HUMAN BIOLOGY

The main purpose of the course is to study the organization (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the human body, from the single cell to the coordinated whole. Includes a consideration of body structure and function, reproduction, development, heredity and evolution, examination of the aspects of modern biology as it impacts the human species. (3 units)

SCI 32 – THE HUMAN BODY AND PHYSICAL MOTION

A study of physics concepts and human anatomy related to body movement, the structure of the skeleton and muscles in the human body and how they interact to make motion possible. Laws of physics applied to fundamental movement patterns in daily activities, exercise, dance and sports. (3 units)

Social Science

SOC SCI 5 – INTRODUCTION TO CAREER PLANNING AND JOB SEARCH SKILLS

An overview of skills needed for effective job search strategies. Students explore their interests, values, and abilities. Discussions focus on developing career goals, job objectives, finding job networking, resume writing, and job interviewing. (1-4 units)

SOC SCI 10 – INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

The course is an introduction to basic sociological principles, concepts, and methods. Efforts will be made to develop an understanding of the social world, social, organizational and collective behavior. Students will be taught basic concepts in sociology including the nature and functioning of groups, the individual and the group, social processes, and social change. (3 units)

SOC SCI 280 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN SOCIOLOGY

The course offers topics of specialized interest, can be given as a special study. (1-4 units) Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission

Allied Health Studies - Diagnostic Imaging (BS Degree)

DI 10 – PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF ULTRASOUND

This course introduces ultrasound physical principles and instrumentation. Topics include sound wave mechanics, transducers, ultrasound equipment, Doppler physics, imaging modes, artifacts, quality, bio-effects, and safety techniques. (3 units)

DI 20 – MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

This course develops knowledge, skills, process and understanding of medical terminology. (3 units)

DI 30 – ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

This course provides a basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic understanding of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. (3 units)

DI 110 – ULTRASOUND PRINCIPLES AND PROTOCOLS**

This course includes introduction to abdomen and small parts, OB/GYN and vascular scanning, basic study of the structure and function of the human body. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate basic understanding of the fundamental principles of scanning of different organs. (4 units) Prerequisites: DI 10, DI 30

DI 114 – VASCULAR ANATOMY AND HEMODYNAMICS

The course provides the knowledge of gross anatomy of the central, peripheral and cerebrovascular systems, principles of the dynamics of blood circulation in the human body, the factors that influence blood flow, and hemodynamic consequences of occlusive disease. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 110

DI 115 – ECG AND ARRHYTHMIAS INTERPRETATION**

Students will learn the principles and procedures of 12-lead electrocardiography (ECG), arrhythmia interpretation and care, maintenance of equipment and exam area. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 30

DI 120 – OB/GYN ULTRASOUND I**

The course is focusing on sonographic study of normal gynecologic anatomies, fetal biometry, and fetal anatomy; developing fetus; patient history and laboratory data; scanning techniques, transducer selection and scanning protocols. (4 units) Prerequisite: DI 110

DI 124 – PERIPHERAL VASCULAR**

Ultrasound technologies including B-mode, Color, Power and Spectral Doppler imaging are used for examining peripheral arteries and veins. (4 units) Prerequisite: DI 114

DI 125 – INTRODUCTION TO ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY**

This introductory course focuses on normal heart anatomy, scanning techniques, cardiac measurement, and dynamics. (4 units) Prerequisites: DI 110, DI 115

DI 130 – OB/GYN ULTRASOUND II

This course is for intermediate students and is covering ultrasound methods used in obstetrics studies. It includes an assessment of fetal gestational age, physiology and pathology, clinical symptoms of the maternal diseases and their sonographic appearances, scanning techniques and protocols. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 120

DI 140 – OB/GYN SCANNING (LAB)

Scanning protocols and practices for the ultrasound examination in obstetrics and gynecology. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 130

DI 150 – ABDOMEN AND SMALL PARTS I**

The course studies harmonic imaging and 2-dimensional Doppler color imaging, which are used for ultrasound evaluations and sonographic appearances of abdominal organs: liver, gallbladder and biliary tree, spleen, pancreas, great vessels, kidneys and urinary tract. (4 units) Prerequisite: DI 110

DI 160 – ABDOMEN AND SMALL PARTS II

This course is a continuation of study of anatomy and pathology of abdominal and superficial structures in ultrasound imaging. Areas of consideration include thyroid, parathyroid, breast, neck, lymph nodes, gastrointestinal tract, as well as scanning techniques and performances following standard protocols. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 150

DI 170 – ABDOMEN AND SMALL PARTS SCANNING (LAB)

Scanning protocols and practices for ultrasound examination of abdomen and small parts. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 160

DI 210 – ADVANCED ULTRASOUND PHYSICS AND TECHNOLOGY

This course provides a quick review of “Physical Principles of Ultrasound” and then introduces advanced technologies, systems, probes, imaging modes, and applications in sonography. (3 units) Prerequisite: Completion of all DI 100 series coursework

DI 231 – ADVANCED OB/GYN ULTRASOUND**

This course will present intensive and advanced studies of the pelvic and fetal structures that can be evaluated by employing ultrasound as an imaging modality. Students will be required to demonstrate competence in the performance of OB/GYN scanning techniques. (4 units) Prerequisite: DI 140

DI 234 – ABDOMINAL VASCULAR**

Ultrasound technologies including B-mode, Color, Power and Spectral imaging are used for studying visceral organs. (4 units) Prerequisite: DI 124

DI 235 – ECHO IMAGING**

Review of echo imaging methods based on 2-dimensional echocardiography. Applications of the technology for recording and for detection of heart abnormalities, their interpretations are emphasized. (4 units) Prerequisite: DI 125

DI 241 – ADVANCED OB/GYN SCANNING (LAB)

The course includes interpretation of normal anatomy, sonographic and gross anatomy, demonstration of scanning techniques and identifying protocols for OB/GYN. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 231

DI 244 – VASCULAR SCANNING (LAB)

The focus of this course is Peripheral and Abdominal Doppler scanning. Laboratory sessions are provided to acquire intermediate scanning skills necessary to succeed in the clinical setting. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 234

DI 245 – ECHO SCANNING (LAB)

Scanning protocols and practices for the ultrasound examination of the heart. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 235

DI 251 – ADVANCED ABDOMEN AND SMALL PARTS**

This course covers advanced ultrasound technologies for interpretation and critique of abdominal, superficial and small parts. (4 units) Prerequisite: DI 170

DI 255 – ADVANCED ECHO IMAGING**

A continuation of study of imaging methods and technology based on 2-dimensional echo, M-Mode, and Doppler sonographic imaging. Applications to recording and interpretation of echo imaging for detection of heart abnormalities are emphasized. (4 units) Prerequisite: DI 245

DI 261 – ADVANCED ABDOMEN AND SMALL PARTS SCANNING (LAB)

This course is the completion of courses on anatomy and pathology of the abdominal and superficial structures in ultrasound imaging. Areas include: thyroid, parathyroid, breast, neck, gastrointestinal tract, musculoskeletal system, pediatric abdominal ultrasound, and neonatal brain. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 251

DI 265 – ADVANCED ECHO IMAGING (LAB)

Students will learn advanced echocardiograph procedures. Topics include stress echo, related diagnostic imaging, and related noninvasive cardiac testing. (3 units) Prerequisite: DI 255

DI 291 A – PRACTICUM / EXTERNSHIP I IN SONOGRAPHY****
DI 295 A – PRACTICUM / EXTERNSHIP I IN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY****

Students will get clinical experience in Diagnostic Imaging covering a wide variety of technical procedures. (3 units) Prerequisite: Senior standing, permissions of the DI Advisor and the Program Director. CR/NC

DI 291 B – PRACTICUM / EXTERNSHIP II IN SONOGRAPHY****
DI 295 B – PRACTICUM / EXTERNSHIP II IN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY****

Students will get in deep clinical experience in Diagnostic Imaging covering a wide variety of technical procedures. (3 units) Prerequisites: Last term of program, DI 291 A or DI 295 A, permissions of the DI Advisor and the Program Director. CR/NC

* Classes include 15 hours of independent lab work.
** Classes include 1 unit or 30 hours of lab work supervised by assistant instructors.
*** Classes include 1 unit or 30 hours of lab work supervised by assistant instructors and 1 unit or 45 hours of self-study.
**** The course can be extended for one additional term with 1 unit.
***** The course can be extended for two additional terms with 1 unit each term.