General Business

General Business Courses

BUS-D 101 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)   Introduces the practice and study of international relations. Topics covered include history and diverse theoretical perspectives on international relations and basic concepts like anarchy, sovereignty and balance of power. Course will also examine a variety of perspectives from Economics, Film, Literature, Political Science, among others. No prior knowledge is assumed.

BUS-D 301 The International Business Environment (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-W 200, ECON-E 201 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.

BUS-D 302 International Business: Operations of International Enterprises (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-D 301.]   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-X 390. P or ]   Strategic planning; environmental analysis; internal analysis; policy formulation; organization methods; and executive control. Contemporary case studies are used to develop action-oriented plans affecting long-run consequences of both national and international operations of the firm.

BUS-J 404 Business and Society (3 cr.)  [P:BUS-Z 302, senior standing.]   Major ethical theories are examined in order to provide a basis for analyzing ethical behavior in the business environment. Such issues as economic competition, discriminatory practices, manipulation of power, environmental conservation, and organizational cultures are investigated.

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 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 405 Topical Explorations in Business (2 cr.)  [P:dependent on specific course offering.]   Specific topic announced as the course is offered. Typically used for Overseas Study Tours.

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-H 310 for health services administration, BUS-M 301 for marketing, BUS-Z 302 for management.]   Professional practice internship focused on one or more business concentration areas. Students must submit internship proposal form to Division office at least three weeks prior to planned start date. To be considered for the current semester, proposal forms must be received by midterm for spring/fall and by end of session 1 for summer. Students receive work experience in cooperating firms or agencies. Comprehensive written reports required.

BUS-X 497 Undergraduate Research Project in Business (1 cr.)   Supervised student research project in one or more business concentration areas. Application is filed through the Division office. Students collaborate with a faculty mentor to define, propose and complete a research project with potential opportunities to exhibit or present their work on campus, at a conference, and/or via publication in a professional business journal. Formal proposal and permission required.