Academics

Degree Requirements

Core Requirements

Course Descriptions

BUSB 300 Ethical and Legal Environment of Business (4)
Examination of moral and legal business issues in domestic and international contexts with emphasis on contemporary problems.

BUSB 230 Economics for Business (4)
Introductory study of macro and micro economics. Macro includes coverage of the national and global economy, the impact of economic aggregates and government action. Micro studies decision-making by individual firms and consumers in regard to the allocation of scarce resources, supply and demand basics, and optimum output determination.

BUSB 301 Critical Analysis: Written and Oral Communication (4)
Deepens students' analytical skills in written and oral communication. Focus is on purpose, depth, organization, research, style, and effectiveness. Special attention paid to contemporary business contexts as well as historical perspectives.

BUSB 145 Mathematical Foundations for Business (4)
Introduction of mathematical foundations with applications for decision making in business. Focus is on mathematical concepts including functions and their graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, linear programming, mathematics of finance, basic statistics, and optimization.

BUSB 330 Managing and Leading Organizations (4)
Overview of organizational behavior and theory. Focus is on the behavior of individuals and groups within organizations. The study of organizational decision making, organizational design, culture, leadership, power and politics, and management of change. Ethics, diversity, and globalization are integrated throughout the course.

BAMG 232 Data Analysis and Decision Making for Managers (4)
Introduces data interpretation and analysis for managerial decision making from a practitioner's perspective. Application of data analytic functions and techniques in a spreadsheet framework as they relate to problems in various business functions in a dynamic environment.

BAMG 401 Critical Perspectives on Management (4)
Develops advanced written and oral applications of critical analysis skills. Special attention paid to analysis of current management problems within diverse theoretical frameworks.

BAMG 356 Human Resources Management (4)
Study of the theory and practice of the human resource/personnel function in organizations, including labor relations. Current issues in Human Resources Management will be addressed.

BAMG 334 Understanding Informational Contexts (4)
Introduction to using information systems to create contexts for effective business environments. Examines how to effectively use and produce information to build dynamic organizational cultures that support creative individuals and teams.

BAMG 365 Accounting and Finance for Managers (4)
Focuses on the role of financial and accounting information in managerial decision-making. This course explores how managers access capital, manage resources, budget operations, and report economic events.

BAMG 430 Advanced Topics in Organizational Behavior and Management (4)
In-depth study in one topic of management or organizational behavior that includes a review of the literature, a deeper understanding of theoretical foundations, and applications to real organizational issues.

BUSB 340 Principles of Marketing (4)
Introduction to the concept of marketing and marketing principles. Focus on creating value for customers. Develops an understanding of the four elements of the marketing mix (product, price, promotion, and place/distribution) with application to product, service, profit, and not-for-profit enterprises in local, national, and international environments.

BUSB 342 International Business (4)
Examination of developments within international markets and the effects on the activities of business enterprises. Students study the effects of increasing international linkages on the role and conduct of domestic and international business functions. This course may be substituted by either of the study-abroad programs in Cambridge (INTB 476) or Asia (INTB 477).

BUSB 481 Strategic Management (4)
Develops analytical tools critical to assessing environments, opportunities, and threats needed to build and sustain long-term competitive advantage. Addresses knowledge, skills, and approaches necessary to generate, evaluate, and implement strategic alternatives. Emphasizes interrelationships of various organizational functions.

BAMG 485 Management Capstone (4)
Focuses on integrating knowledge, skills, and abilities in leadership, critical inquiry, communication, and secondary research acquired during the program and applying them to an organizational analysis.


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