GENERAL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (GBA)
Dr. Ronald Dulek, Department Head
Office: 104 Alston Hall
In addition to completing the specific prerequisites included in the descriptions of the following courses, all students seeking to enroll in 300- or 400-level courses in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration must have attained junior standing, which is defined for purposes of this policy as having earned 55 semester hours.
All C&BA students must, prior to seeking to enroll in any 300- or 400-level C&BA course, complete or be enrolled in the following prerequisites: EC 110 and EC 111; MATH 112 and MATH 121, or MATH 115 and MATH 125; CS 102; AC 210; ST 260; and LGS 200 (or their equivalents). Failure to fulfill all prerequisites prior to enrolling in a 300- or 400-level C&BA course will result in administrative disenrollment from that course.
An introduction to the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration. Topics include adjustment to college life, study skills, career exploration, and majors offered in the College.
GBA 331 World Resources and the Global Economy. Three hours.
Assessment of the resource base that supports the global economy. Includes factors that govern the effective management and sustainable utilization of the land, water, mineral, energy, and material resources of the world. Recommended for juniors and seniors.
GBA 332 Natural Resource Management. Three hours.
A conservation approach to the principles that govern the effective management and use of natural resources in the United States. Natural resource planning. Recommended for juniors and seniors.
MANAGERIAL STRATEGY AND POLICY
GBA 490 Strategic Management. Three hours.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and completion of or enrollment in all 300-level C&BA functional field courses.
Examination of the managerial tasks of crafting and implementing strategic plans and the tools of strategic analysis. Students gain hands-on experience with tools and concepts of strategic management by participating in a business strategy simulation exercise and by analyzing actual companies.
GBA 491 Independent Study in Business. Three hours.
Prerequisite: Approval of the program chairperson. Students may earn degree credit for only one independent study course (491).
Independent study in library or primary research. Not open to graduate students.
GBA 492 Management Internship. Three hours.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and a grade point average of 2.5 or above. Students may earn degree credit for only one internship (492).
Students are selected through a competitive process for assignments in approved business or public-sector organizations. Administered through the C&BA Student Services Office.
GBA 497 Special Topics. Three hours.