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General Business Courses

BUS-D 301 The International Business Environment (3 cr.)  [P:BUS W200, ECON E201 and E202.]   Economic environment for overseas operations. Governmental policies and programs that affect international business. Economic and political philosophies around the world; patterns of government-business relationships. Economic development and business activities in differing political and cultural environments.

BUS-D 302 International Business: Operation of International Enterprises (3 cr.)  [P:BUS D301.]   International dimensions of marketing, finance, accounting, taxation, and personnel, with an emphasis on management decisions and implementation. Analytical framework for decision making in a multinational context.

BUS-J 401 Administrative Policy (3 cr.)  [P:BUS X390, last semester of enrollment]   Administration of business organizations: policy formulation, organization, methods, and executive control.

BUS-J 404 Business and Society (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-Z 302, senior standing.]   Examines major ethical theories as a basis for analyzing ethical behavior in the business environment. Investigates such issues as economic competition, discriminatory practices, manipulation of power, environmental conservation, and organizational cultures.

BUS-P 301 Operations Management (3 cr.)  [P:BUS W200 and ECON E281. ]   Examines how a firm produces and delivers its goods and services, with consistent and acceptable levels of quality, in a cost-effective manner. The discussion covers a wide range of interrelated issues including quality and process improvement, forecasting, planning, resource management, customer service, scheduling, and layout and process design. A semester-long team project is the primary activity used to integrate the three core courses.

BUS-P 421 Supply Chain Management (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-P 301.]   Focuses upon the material planning and execution systems used to manage the flow of material in the distribution and manufacturing stages of the supply chain. Topics include computer/software systems for demand management and forecasting techniques; inventory control systems for distribution channels; materials and capacity requirements; planning systems in manufacturing; and scheduling and order dispatching systems.

BUS-X 100 Business Administration: Introduction (3 cr.)   Business administration from the standpoint of the manager of a business firm operating in the contemporary economic, political, and social environment.

BUS-X 103 Business Learning Community (1 cr.)   This course is designed to assist students to be successful at the university and to develop skills and competencies that will enable them to perform well in courses offered by the School of Business. Each learning community has an instructional team that is led by a faculty member and includes a student mentor, an academic advisor, and a librarian. The instructional team structures the learning environment to provide participants with as much academic support as possible.

BUS-X 390 Integrative Experience  (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-F301, BUS-M301, and BUS-P301.]   Integrative Experience is a unique learning experience that integrates knowledge and skills from three critical functions of the business enterprise: finance, marketing and operations. Managers of firms and organizations big and small need to understand the interrelated dynamics of all three functions in order to be successful, highly valued managers (and for their firms to be successful, highly valued enterprises). An integrated business simulation is the primary tool used to analyze, integrate, and synthesize the management of a business in a team environment.

BUS-X 483 Undergraduate Internship in Business  (1 cr.)  [P:prerequisite course is dependent on category of internship: BUS-A 311 for accounting, BUS-F 301 for finance, BUS-M 301 for marketing, BUS-Z 302 for management]   Professional practice internship focused on one or more business concentration areas. Proposal form submitted through the Division office. Students receive work experience in cooperating firms or agencies. Comprehensive written reports required. Permission required.