Business Administration

BA B100 Introduction to Business
3.00 crs.

The course introduces the nature of business and its complexities in the context of the environment in which it operates. Subjects covered include ownership forms, organization, management, marketing, accounting, financial institutions, labor relations, basic word processing, e-mail, spreadsheets, data base, library resources, and small businesses.

BA B101 Business Communications
3.00 crs.

This course serves to improve the student's ability to create successful communication products–both written and oral. Topics include the process for successful communication, team communication business writing, report writing using style guidelines, online communication, and presentation skills.

BA B101 Business Communications
3.00 crs.

This course serves to improve the student's ability to create successful communication products–both written and oral. Topics include the process for successful communication, team communication business writing, report writing using style guidelines, online communication, and presentation skills.

BA B415 Business Ethics
3.00 crs.

This course examines the sources of societal pressure, business reaction, and the community’s expectation. The entire spectrum of corporate and government activities are discussed against the framework of the demands made on the firm and government by forces outside of the marketplace.

Senior
BA B415 Business Ethics
3.00 crs.

This course examines the sources of societal pressure, business reaction, and the community’s expectation. The entire spectrum of corporate and government activities are discussed against the framework of the demands made on the firm and government by forces outside of the marketplace.

Senior
BA B415 Business Ethics
3.00 crs.

This course examines the sources of societal pressure, business reaction, and the community’s expectation. The entire spectrum of corporate and government activities are discussed against the framework of the demands made on the firm and government by forces outside of the marketplace.

Senior
BA B445 Business Policy
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the skills acquired in prior coursework in analyzing the internal and external environments of organizations and has students learn how to formulate and implement strategies that will allow a firm to compete successfully within its environment.

Senior
BA B445 Business Policy
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the skills acquired in prior coursework in analyzing the internal and external environments of organizations and has students learn how to formulate and implement strategies that will allow a firm to compete successfully within its environment.

Senior
BA B445 Business Policy
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the skills acquired in prior coursework in analyzing the internal and external environments of organizations and has students learn how to formulate and implement strategies that will allow a firm to compete successfully within its environment.

Senior
BA B445 Business Policy
3.00 crs.

This course provides students with the opportunity to integrate the skills acquired in prior coursework in analyzing the internal and external environments of organizations and has students learn how to formulate and implement strategies that will allow a firm to compete successfully within its environment.

Senior
BA B493 Special Topics
1.00 crs., 3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Accounting offered on an irregular basis.

Junior
BA B497 Business Internship
3.00 crs.

Internships give you the chance to explore your chosen field, as well as, allow you to pursue specialized business topics in a professional setting. One internship is required for graduation. See description in College of Business Overview for a complete listing of requirements and approval process.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
BA B499 Independent Study
3.00 crs.

See description in College of Business overview

Junior, Overall GPA of 2.0
BA B701 MBA Experience Week
1.00 crs.

This MBA Core course serves a workshop to introduce students to graduate level study in business and is the formal academic orientation to the MBA program. Students meet and interact with College of Business MBA faculty, staff, and MBA students. Students will also be introduced to strategies for successful team work, case analysis, and financial statement analysis in order to be prepared for success in the MBA program.

BA B702 Venture + Ideation Week
1.00 crs.

In this MBA Core course, students will be engaged with the New Orleans entrepreneurial ecosystem and will experience entrepreneurial processes by formulating an idea, a business model and a pitch presentation. Students learn techniques for effective, iterative development of entrepreneurial ideas into marketable and scalable business concepts. By engaging with local entrepreneurs, faculty and each other, students also build teamwork skills relevant to fast-paced, project based work environments.

BA B703 Career Management Week
1.00 crs.

This MBA Core course will help students formulate career goals and development paths and analyze possible careers in different industries and organizations. Students participate in career workshops that help them develop a better understanding of the job market, attend coaching sessions to develop professional plans after their MBA, develop skills in business professionalism, and interact with alumni, entrepreneurs, and executives.

BA B704 Ethics + Social Justice Week
1.00 crs.

Ethics + Social Justice Week is an MBA Core course introducing students to issues related to ethical behavior and social justice and applies them to real business cases and dilemmas.  In addition, it introduces students to the Jesuit value system and how Jesuit values apply to ethical issues in business.  Students will become more self-conscious and constructively self-critical of their ethical preconceptions. Students will be better able to identify ethical challenges and be aware of the strategies of resources available to deal with them effectively.

BA B750 Competitive Strategy (Capstone)
3.00 crs.

This MBA Core course focuses on the roles and activities of general managers, executives, leaders, entrepreneurs, and other executives who run businesses. Students develop skills in competitive analysis and the analysis of industry structure, as well as in formulating or executing strategy in small, diverse, or multinational firms. The course focuses on case analysis to analyze ambiguous problems, develop strategic-thinking skills, and apply analytical models to solve complex problems. As the capstone course, it integrates all the knowledge gleaned from MBA coursework and applies that knowledge through the creation of a comprehensive business plan. This business plan will demonstrate mastery of business philosophy, theory, application, and practice through the design and integration of strategies and plans needed to meet the overall aim of the organization. Successful completion of the business plan will demonstrate the mastery sufficient for advancement into a professional career.

BA B750 must be taken in last semester of residence. 
 

BA B893 Special Topics in Business
3.00 crs.

This course designation is applied to topical electives in Business offered on an irregular basis.

BA B899 Independent Study in Business
3.00 crs.

See description of independent study guidelines in the MBA Program Overview.

BA T121 First-Year Seminar
3.00 crs.

All first-year students take a 3-credit First-Year Seminar (FYS) during their first semester as part of the Loyola Core. First-Year Seminars at Loyola are small, discussion-based seminars that introduce new college students to academic inquiry at the university level by investigating a relevant topic. Specially-trained faculty lead these seminars in a way that instills in students the academic skills necessary to become successful Loyola students. Course titles may differ from section to section based on the instructor's focus for the course.