Clackamas Community College

Business Administration (BA)

BA-OSU  Fundamentals of Accounting  
4 credits, Winter  

Course offered as BA-215 online through Oregon State University (OSU) for CCC students currently in the Associate of Science Area of Emphasis in Construction Engineering Management at OSU degree.

BA-101  Introduction to Business  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Introduces the American business system in a changing global environment. Disciplines covered include economics, entrepreneurship, formation, accounting, finance, marketing, and management. In addition, students are introduced to current opportunities in seeking an AAS degree and/or current certificate offerings within the CCC Business Department.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
BA-103  Business Strategies for Computer Consultants  
3 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Class introduces the procedures for establishing and developing a successful consulting business in computer-related services including web development, network support, and computer support.

BA-104  Business Math  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Apply mathematics to a variety of transactions found in the business world, from finance to project management, and from sales to accounting, including: taxes, product or service mark-ups and mark-downs; simple and discounted interest; present and future value of a single sum of money and annuities; gains, losses, and valuations of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and other investments; depreciation; inventory valuation; and financial ratio analysis. This course meets the Related Instruction Computation requirement.

Prerequisites: MTH-020  
BA-111  General Accounting I  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Introduces the terminology and processes of full-cycle, modified cash and accrual basis bookkeeping for small service and merchandising businesses with inventory. Focus is on how to analyze and record financial transactions, reconcile accounts and trial balances, and prepare basic financial statements. Additional topics include cash management, bank reconciliations, accounting for sales and purchase discounts. Emphasizes procedure and practice.

Recommended: Placement in MTH-020  
BA-112  General Accounting II  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Provides a more in-depth look at general accounting principles and practices for small business. Topics include payroll, recording bad debt, notes receivable and payable, inventory adjustment, and long-term asset valuation. Accounting practices for partnerships and manufacturing structures are examined, and financial analysis is introduced as a tool for evaluating the health and wealth of a business.

Prerequisites: BA-111 or BA-211  
BA-119  Project Management Practices  
2 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Basic course in project management, intended for non-project management students. Students gain a basic understanding of project management principles and techniques, with emphasis on scope planning, scheduling, and resource management. Students learn practical application of cost control, time management, and communication in project environments.

BA-120  Project Management Fundamentals  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Foundational course in project management. Students gain an introduction to project management principles and techniques, including identifying project life cycle phases, generating a project charter, learning and applying stakeholder management techniques, generating work/task breakdowns, network diagrams and identifying the critical path. Students will also learn and apply risk management techniques, resource allocation, and project monitoring and controlling methodologies.

Recommended: Working knowledge and access to MS Excel and MS Word  
BA-122  Teamwork  
3 credits, Spring  

Focuses on team dynamics and skills for achieving goals while working in a diverse group. Students complete a team project and in the process, practice successful communication strategies, goal definition, schedule coordination, peer feedback, and conflict management. Additional course topics include learning styles, diversity, appreciating differences, and ethical behavior in teams.

Recommended: Working knowledge and access to MS Excel and MS Word  
BA-123  Leadership & Motivation  
3 credits, Winter/Spring  

Focuses on leadership-achieving organizational goals by employing human, financial, and organizational resources-and provides both a theoretical and a practical perspective on leadership and motivation skills. By engaging in both introspective and interactive exercises, students build the expertise necessary to lead both projects and organizations.

BA-124  Negotiation  
3 credits, Spring  

Approaches negotiation from both theoretical and practical perspectives, with an emphasis on successful integrative as well as ethical, negotiation techniques. Students engage in multiple one-on-one and team negotiation role plays and complete both pre- and post-negotiation analyses. Students also evaluate effective negotiations from the perspective of themselves and their peers through in-class debrief sessions.

BA-125  Advanced Project Management Tools  
5 credits, Fall  

Tools and processes employed in the project knowledge areas of project communication, risk, procurement, and quality. Major topics include project communication planning and preferred communication channels and approaches; risk assessment and risk management in a project environment; project procurement planning and management with an emphasis on contract types and contract awards and administration; and approaches to project quality planning, quality assurance, control and improvement.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: BA-120  
BA-126  Project Management: Workshop  
3 credits, Winter  

In small teams, students will manage a simulated project, including overseeing schedule and resources, and reporting project status. As a final outcome, student teams submit a report and presentation that summarizes the project experience and lessons learned. Course tools include Microsoft Project, in which the student is expected to have prior training.

Prerequisites: BA-120 and BA-125
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BT-177
  
BA-130  Leadership in Literature  
4 credits, Not Offered Every Year  

Examines the nature of leadership by analyzing characters in major literary works.

Recommended: WRD-098 or placement in WR-121  
BA-131  Introduction to Business Computing  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Introductory course using Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint applications to create business documents.

Required: Access to the following equipment and software: Personal computer or laptop with MS Windows operating system (preferably Windows 8 or 10), Microsoft Office Professional, internet access (including email); or access to the CCC Dye Academic Computer Lab for coursework
Recommended: BT-120, and WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098
  
BA-156  Business Forecasting  
3 credits, Winter  

Sound business decisions are best driven by the process of forecasting. Business forecasting applies data analytics and analysis, budgeting, planning, economic policy, critical thinking, and judgment to make informed predictions, respond to business needs, and improve operational strategies. Designed for business majors.

Prerequisites: MTH-020
Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098
  
BA-177  Payroll Accounting  
3 credits, Winter  

This course introduces the student to the basic payroll procedures and transactions that are necessary for recording business transactions that compensate personnel. Included in this introduction are wage, salary, and commission or bonus computation and recording, as well as coverage of the federal laws that affect payroll, taxation, and payroll deductions.

Prerequisites: BA-111 or BA-211  
BA-205  Business Communications With Technology  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Students practice critical skills for successful communication in a business environment by employing a structured writing process, analyzing audience needs, and identifying and using appropriate communication channels and modalities. Students also work individually to produce a PowerPoint presentation with embedded narration and as team members to manage a comprehensive project and complete a business research paper.

Recommended: BA-131 and WR-121  
BA-206  Management Fundamentals  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Concepts and theories of management with focus on planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Decision making, planning principles, global management, managing people and teams, effective communication, and motivation are included.

Prerequisites: BA-101, BA-251, and WRD-098, or Student Petition  
BA-208  Employee and Labor Relations  
4 credits, Winter  

Provides a legal and historical overview of employee and labor relations in both union and non-union environments. Presents a realistic picture of collective bargaining and labor relations situations and highlights contemporary issues in employee relations, unions, bargaining units, and employee group representation.

BA-211  Financial Accounting  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Student develops skills in the essential principles of accrual-basis financial accounting for service and merchandising companies. Topics cover the recording and reporting of financial transactions according to generally accepted accounting principles through the complete accounting cycle. Included are managing inventory, accounting for receivables, reconciling the cash account, internal controls, long-term assets, current liabilities, stockholders' equity, ratio analysis, ethics, using Excel, and financial statement reporting. Emphasis is on procedure and process.

Prerequisites: BA-101 and BA-131
Recommended: BA-104 and BA-111
  
BA-212  Financial Accounting II  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

BA-212 picks up where BA-211 left off with accrual accounting principles and practices for service and merchandising organizations. In this course, students examine financial accounting practices more in-depth, including long-term asset acquisition and cost allocation, current and long-term liabilities such as payroll and bonds, stockholders' equity and earned capital and the statement of cash flows. Students practice evaluating financial position through ratio and financial statement analysis. This second financial accounting course is designed for students who are interested in business in general, as well as those who are planning a career in accounting.

Prerequisites: BA-211  
BA-213  Decision Making With Accounting Information  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Building on the introduction to financial accounting, this course focuses on managerial accounting, which is the language of business for internal management in manufacturing and service organizations. Managerial accounting drives effective operational decisions by analyzing the components and flow of costs for products and services, as well as for jobs, activities, and segments. Budgets convey an organization's plan of operations, while performance measurement compares variances with actual results. This course is recommended for those interested in business in general, as well as for those planning a career in accounting.

Prerequisites: BA-211  
BA-214  Business Communications  
3 credits, Winter  

This course focuses on the development of written communication skills in a business organization. Within communications, the interpersonal skills, in the form of both written and oral expression, are integrated to achieve individual and organizational objectives. Both informal and formal techniques are applied to a variety of business communication scenarios.

Recommended: WR-121, and CS-120 or BA-131  
BA-216  Cost Accounting  
4 credits, Winter  

Cost accounting extends the content of BA-213, which focused on managerial accounting. Specifically, job order and process costing are examined in depth, including: variances and cost estimations; standard and variable costing in the manufacturing environment; inventory and capacity analysis; customer-profitability analysis; spoilage, rework and scrap; and performance measurement.

Prerequisites: BA-213  
BA-217  Budgeting for Managers  
3 credits, Fall/Spring  

Budgeting is a crucial managerial decision-making and planning tool that also incorporates performance evaluation through variance analysis. This course examines developing and managing department and project budgets in-depth, as well as how they fit into the overall organizational framework. Specifically, this course includes coverage of static, flexible, and rolling budgets, capital budgeting, variance analysis, break-even and contribution margin analysis, profit planning, manufacturing costs, and sales forecasts, and cost behavior.

Recommended: BA-131. BA-211, BA-213, or some experience in accounting or budgeting  
BA-218  Personal Finance  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Analysis and application of basic principles of personal finance including budgeting and spending, financial decision-making, use of credit, saving and investing, home purchase, taxes, risk management, retirement planning, estate planning, and other major personal finance topics.

Prerequisites: BA-104 or MTH-050 or higher, and WRD-098  
BA-222  Financial Management  
3 credits, Winter  

Study of sources and uses of funds, financials, and cash flows; includes valuation of financial assets; long-term cash flows and budgeting; cost of capital; capital structure and dividend policy; working-capital management, ethics, and international business finance.

Prerequisites: BA-212  
BA-223  Principles of Marketing  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Offers a comprehensive investigation of strategic marketing in a global environment. Topics covered will include research, ethics, consumer behavior, product strategy, distribution strategy, promotional strategy and pricing strategy.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
BA-224  Human Resource Management  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Focuses on a practical, real world approach to Human Resource Management for line managers and Human Resource Managers. Introduces history and current legal environment of Human Resource Management and applies current practice in the functions of staffing, human resource development, compensation, safety and health, and employee and labor relations in both union and non-union environment.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
BA-226  Business Law I  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Includes concepts, principles, and rules of law applicable to business and personal transactions, with emphasis on sources of law, the U.S. Constitution, personal and business torts and crimes, case-based applications, ethics, and consumer contract law.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
BA-227  Business Law II  
4 credits, Winter  

Emphasis on real and personal property, negotiable instruments, insurance, documents of title, secured transaction, bailments, commercial paper, agency, bankruptcy, suretyship, bulk sales, and estate planning.

Prerequisites: BA-226  
BA-228  Computerized Accounting  
3 credits, Spring  

Provides the student with an introductory hands-on experience to learn how computers are used for accounting applications using a Windows operating system environment.

Prerequisites: BA-111 or BA-211  
BA-229  Employment Law  
4 credits, Spring  

Comprehensive treatment of federal and state employment law and its impact on the Human Resource Manager and Human Resource Management practices.

Prerequisites: BA-224
Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098
  
BA-238  Sales  
4 credits, Spring  

Professional consultative selling techniques and how professional selling fits into a comprehensive marketing program as well as daily life. Interactive exercises will be used throughout the course that emphasize face-to-face communication skills and relationship building.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
BA-239  Advertising  
4 credits, Winter  

Emphasizes a strategic and integrated approach to promotion where traditional and non-traditional techniques of promotion are explored. The relationship and role of advertising to marketing will be stressed throughout the course.

Recommended: BA-101, and WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
BA-240  Introduction to Financial Management  
4 credits, Spring  

In this course, you will build upon knowledge obtained from the Principles of Accounting courses to comprehend the process and practice of corporate financial management. Purchasing capital assets and undertaking projects require sound decision-making and management of risk, as well as a solid understanding of the time value of money. In this course, you will delve into discounted cash flow analysis for stocks and bonds, capital budgeting, the cost of capital, and effective corporate financial planning. Both theoretical and practical, our focus is on decisions that are made by the corporate financial manager.

Prerequisites: BA-131 and BA-213  
BA-249  Retailing  
3 credits, Not Offered Every Term  

Provides an understanding of the types of retail businesses, strategies, operations, formats and environments through which retailing is carried out, including a multi-disciplinary approach to understand the structure of effective retail management.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
BA-250  Small Business Management  
4 credits, Winter/Spring  

Focuses on entrepreneurship and small business management from business concept development to new business launch and key steps in between. Students integrate knowledge and skills from prior business coursework to create a substantive business plan that reinforces essential entrepreneurship and small business management concepts that are associated with this course. Students should take this course in the final year of their academic program(s).

Prerequisites: BA-101, BA-119, BA-131, BA-206, BA-213, BA-223, BA-224, and WR-121. Student Petition required for non-Business AAS students  
BA-251  Supervisory Management  
3 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Addresses the role and responsibilities of the first-line supervisor or manager. Includes analyzing business, dealing with change, staffing and scheduling, leadership, decision-making, motivational skills, legal considerations, and managing teams.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
BA-254  Basic Compensation & Benefits  
4 credits, Spring  

Covers wages, salary benefits, and plans with a primary focus on designing an effective and strategic comprehension and benefit program within an organization. Covers general compensation topics, terminology, and practical applications to the workplace.

BA-255  Governmental and Nonprofit Accounting  
4 credits, Spring  

Build upon knowledge obtained from financial accounting coursework to comprehend and gain practice in the specialized area of accounting for governmental and nonprofit entities. Topics include fund types, budgetary and expenditure controls, and modified accrual accounting.

Prerequisites: BA-211
Recommended: BA-112, BA-213
  
BA-256  Income Tax Accounting  
4 credits, Winter  

Detailed review of the federal tax structure, as it relates to the preparation of individual tax returns, including those with business and investment activities. This course briefly overviews partnership and corporate tax returns.

Recommended: BA-211 or financial accounting experience  
BA-261  Consumer Behavior  
4 credits, Spring  

Seeks to understand how and why people make consumption decisions then apply this understanding to marketing strategies. Concepts of the consumer decision-making process, personal and interpersonal factors and their impact on consumer decisions are major components.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098  
BA-268  Applied Project Demonstration  
3 credits, Winter/Spring  

Students demonstrate the ability to manage a real-world project from initiation through closing. Course deliverables include project scope statement, communication management plan, risk management plan, status report with Gantt chart, and 'Lessons Learned' report and presentation. The project as well as a comprehensive exam will demonstrate knowledge acquired in prerequisite classes required for the AAS Project Management degree program.

Prerequisites: BA-120, BA-125, and BT-177  
BA-280  Business/CWE  
2-6 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring/Summer  

Cooperative work experience. On-the-job experience in a business related to the student's major course of study. Under supervision of instructor and employer. Variable Credit: 2-6 credits. May be repeated for up to 6 credits. Required: Student Petition.

Corequisites: CWE-281  
BA-285  Human Relations in Business  
4 credits, Fall/Winter/Spring  

Introduces the theory and practical application of human relations at the individual, group, and organizational levels. Emphasizes psychological principles that help build relationships among employees and employers. Includes goal setting, motivation, communication, leadership, conflict management, and individual and group behavior.

Recommended: WRD-090 or placement in WRD-098