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General Business Administration (GBA)
Course Descriptions

GBA 5193  Doing Business under NAFTA
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Permission of International Coordinator required.
A study of business practices in the United States, Canada, and Mexico under NAFTA. This course may require travel and/or field study in the three countries.

GBA 6971-3  Special Topics in General Business Administration
(1-0, 2-0, 3-0) 1 to 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An organized course offering the opportunity for specialized study not normally or not often available as part of the regular course offerings. Special Topics courses may be repeated for credit when topics vary, but no more than 6 hours, regardless of discipline, will apply to the degree.

GBA 7013  Research Methods I
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
An introduction to the research process. The course examines the scientific method, issues in the philosophy of science, ethical issues in research, and an introduction to basic experimental and quasi-experimental design principles and threats to validity. The course also examines the elements of scientific paper writing.

GBA 7023  Research Methods II
(3-0) 3 hours credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
A survey of contemporary research design and data collection methods, including archival data, surveys, interviews, and qualitative research methods.

GBA 7103  Doctoral Teaching Seminar
(3-0) 3 hours credit.
A critical examination of teaching philosophies and pedagogical styles. Topics include course construction, content selection, and student learning.