BA 140 The American Workplace (4 SH). An introduction to the nature of work and organizations.
The course will explore the functions of managers in work environments, and the issues that shape
contemporary management such as global competition and information technology. This course
cannot be taken for credit if you have received credit for BA 310 (or are currently enrolled). This
course is not open to junior or seniors except by permission.
I use the Madura text but that will change in the Summer of 2010 since that text is out-of-print.
BA 380 Investments (4 SH). A course which presents a realistic picture of investment problems
and the means for their successful solution. Description of the basic investment instruments is
provided. Prerequisite: ACC 202. BA 350 is strongly recommended.
BA 601 Strategic Management (4 SH). A capstone course that focuses on general management
skills involved in choosing an organizational strategy, committing critical resources to
implementation, and appropriately reevaluating that strategy as internal and external organizational
environments change. The course integrates the major business functions using top management’s
generalist view. The primary method of instruction is case analysis. Prerequisites: BA 305, 310
INQ 111 Introduction to a Liberal Arts Education (4 SH). This course introduces Westminster
students to the philosophy and practice of a liberal arts education. Consistent with the College
mission, students investigate and exchange ideas within a learning community open to their
faith heritage and responsive to current social and intellectual concerns. In the first part of the
course, students evaluate traditional and contemporary discussions of liberal education and
examine the ways liberal education is practiced at Westminster College. In the second part of the
course, students apply the methods of a liberal education by investigating issues from multiple
disciplinary and cultural perspectives. Instruction in information literacy and technology supports