Business & Information Technology

Business Administration

A student with a general business degree will be able to understand the different facets of business: General Business Administration, Management, Human Resources, Marketing and Small Business.

Five options are available in the Business Administration Associate in Applied Science degree.

1. General Business Administration
2. Management
3. Human Resources
4. Marketing
5. Small Business Operations

General Business Administration

The General Business Administration includes areas of Management, Marketing and Human Resources. A wide variety of business courses provide the student opportunities for development skills important in the work environment. Course work allows students to critically evaluate a situation and arrive at a considered opinion in context with changing needs in the business community.

The Marketing courses provide students with a study of how to facilitate exchanges between business and consumers or between one business and another. Courses frequently require student to interact with the business community in conducting research programs and company industry analysis. Students are frequently required to function within a group or team.

Discipline Professors

Jim Hester
Jim Hester
Associate Dean Business Information Technology Division
(405) 733-7342
Ed Wolf
Ed Wolf
Professor Business Information Technology Division
(405) 733-7474

Academic Advisor

Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson
Academic Advisor Business Information Technology Division
(405) 736-0348

Suggested Schedule

The suggested course sequence is based on 12 hours per semester. The general education courses are not listed in the suggestion course sequence.   Students are advised to enroll in a combination of Business Administration specialty courses and general education courses. 

A typical program of students includes:

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

BA 1103

ACCT 1123

MKTG 2213 OR

BA 2503

BA 1303

CIT 1093 OR

MKTG 2103

BA 2523

BA 2413

CIT 1103

BA 2513

Program Elective

MKTG 1503

MGMT 2103

MGMT 2113

 

 

 

Gen. Bus. Elective

 

*ACCT 1123 prerequisite must be satisfied.

Management

The Management option prepares students to assume responsibilities of positions in the supervision of employees performing operational tasks and responsibilities of reporting progress to upper administrative levels. Managers need many different types of expertise, and the variety of courses in the management option provides students with the wide base from which to work in a variety of industrial and business environment.

To qualify for a management training program within a particular industry, the student with a general business degree will be able to understand the different facets of business. The industry or company provides the procedural and operational training which is added to the base to obtain a specifically trained individual with a broad base of business knowledge which allows that individual to view the business's activities from a variety of perspectives.

Become a management trainee in retailing, the hospitality industry, wholesaling or manufacturing using the skills developed in the completion of a Business Administration Associate in Applied Science degree including a General Business Administration option. Then complement this degree with industry training or another technologically specific degree to become a uniquely qualified applicant.

Discipline Professors
Jim Hester
Jim Hester
Associate Dean Business Information Technology Division
(405) 733-7342

Gary Murray
Art Zenner 

Suggested Schedule

The suggested course sequence is based on 12 hours per semester. The general education courses are not listed in the suggestion course sequence.   Students are advised to enroll in a combination of Business Administration specialty courses and general education courses. 

A typical program of students includes:

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

BA 1103

ACCT 1123

BA 2413

MGMT 2113

BA 1303

MGMT 2153

MGMT 2703

MGMT 2903

MGMT 2103

MGMT 2203

BA 2713

Program Elective

MKTG 2103

 

   

Human Resources

The goal of the Human Resources Specialization is prepare the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to gain access to career opportunities in the human resources field. In addition, this program is designed to augment the skills and knowledge of current HR professionals and other managerial personnel. the course works a student completes in the human resources option will enhance the student's ability to become a training specialist, compensation analyst, recruiter, employee relation specialist, human resource generalist, or choose from a vast area of titles in this exciting career field.

Computer competency is required. The requirement is satisfied with either one of the following two courses or by passing a computer competency exam. If you have met the requirement, replace the course with another course that will enhance your understanding and performance in the human resource profession.

  •  CIT 1093, Microcomputer Applications
  •  CIT 1103, Introduction to Computers
Suggested Schedule

The suggested course sequence is based on 12 hours per semester. The general education courses are not listed in the suggestion course sequence.  Students are advised to enroll in a combination of Business Administration specialty courses and general education courses. 

A typical program of students includes:

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

ACCT 1123

BA 1303

BA 2703

BA 2503

BA 1103

ECON 2103

BA 2713

BA 2733

CIT 1093 (elective)

ENGL 1213 or SPCH 1213

BA 2723

BA 2743

ENGL 1113

 MKTG 2103 or any level math,

life science or physical science

 MGMT 2103

BA 2793

HIST 1483 or 1493   POLS 1113 MGMT 2203
Any HPER course   Any HPER course  

Marketing

Marketing is an attitude, philosophy, perspective that stresses customer relationships to provide satisfaction. The American Marketing Association's definition is: "Marketing is the process of planning and executing, the conception, pricing, promotion, and distribution of ideas, goods, and services to create exchanges that satisfy individual and organizational goals."

A field offering outstanding career opportunities, marketing plays an important role in society and is vital to business. It affects our everyday life with about half of every dollar we spend going for marketing costs such as Marketing research, product development, packaging, transportation, storage, advertising and sales expenses.

Discipline Professors
Jim Hester
Jim Hester
Associate Dean Business Information Technology Division
(405) 733-7342

Gary Murray
Art Zenner 

Suggested Schedule

The suggested course sequence is based on 12 hours per semester. The general education courses are not listed in the suggestion course sequence.   Students are advised to enroll in a combination of Business Administration specialty courses and general education courses. 

A typical program of students includes:

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

MKTG 1503

MKTG 2123

EC 2343

BA 2413

MKTG 2103

MKTG 2213

BA 2503

MKTG 2313

BA 1103

ACCT 1123

MKTG 2513

MKTG 2513

BA 1303

MGMT 2103

 

 

Small Business Operations

An entrepreneur is a person who starts and/or operates a business. They are risk-takers who provide an impetus for change, innovation and economic progress. 

These entrepreneurs invest their time, money, expertise and personal reputation in the venture or opportunity that they get involved with. The payoff though can include profit potential, being your own boss (independence) and enjoying a satisfying life (personal fulfillment).

In Small Business Management, whether you are an owner, manager or employee you will need to understand the importance of a Business Plan.

Discipline Professors
Jim Hester
Jim Hester
Associate Dean Business Information Technology Division
(405) 733-7342

Gary Murray
Art Zenner

Suggested Schedule

The suggested course sequence is based on 12 hours per semester. The general education courses are not listed in the suggestion course sequence.   Students are advised to enroll in a combination of Business Administration specialty courses and general education courses. 

A typical program of students includes:

SEMESTER 1

SEMESTER 2

SEMESTER 3

SEMESTER 4

BA 1103 ACCT 1123 SB 1103 ACCT 2403 OR
BA 1303 MGMT 2103 BA 2723 ACCT 2413
MKTG 2103 MKTG 1503 OR EC 2343 MGMT 2703
  MKTG 2213   MKGT 2213
  SB 1103