Business Administration (BUAD)
Open to qualified students by permission of the department. Supervised corporate-sponsored research experience developed in consultation with the department.
The evolution of economic systems from political, sociological, and cultural perspectives will be examined in order to better understand the interactive nature of business, governmental, and societal systems. This course introduces the conceptual foundations necessary to make informed, well-reasoned analyses of the current issues involving an array of organizations from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors of the economy.
Prerequisites: DSCI 259 or 352, MIST 201, and business administration major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty. In this course students study Business Communication as a strategic process. The emphasis of the course is on the practical application of written and oral principles of business communication, including audience management, information control, and mastery of language. Additional areas of study include discourse analysis, oral and multimedia presentation techniques and critiques, intra-and inter-cultural differences in communication, impromptu speaking,and structured and planned briefings.
Prerequisite: College of Business major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty. This course discusses the historical context and ideas behind the cooperative movement; the evolution of cooperative enterprise; comparative models and practice; and the relevance of the cooperative business model both as a means of achieving business goals and of addressing contemporary economic and social issues.
A study of ethical conduct in management and the elements involved. The course will use a series of applied case studies (illustrating both positive and negative models) to provide an understanding of how to recognize a moral dilemma, evaluate the implications of the proposed actions and develop a response. The student should leave with an understanding of ethics and social responsibility as they relate to management.
Prerequisite: College of Business major or permission of the Associate Dean for Faculty. Special topics of interest to staff and students are discussed in individual seminars which focus on specific areas within the various disciplines of Business Administration.
Special topics of interest to staff and students pertaining to how business is conducted in one or more countries outside the United States are explored in depth in individual seminars. In order to receive credit for this class, students must also travel to the country as part of a class trip with the instructor.
Prerequisite: ECON 201B; and business administration major or permission of Associate Dean For Faculty. The political, cultural, and economic aspects of the international business environment are explored in depth. The goal of this seminar is to develop an understanding of the forces at work in the global conduct of business across national boundaries.
Directed by a department faculty member, studnets conduct individual research focusing on an approved topic of interest in business administration.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior status; College of Business major, minor or 15 hours of BUAD courses or equivalent; permission of instructor and permission of the Associate Dean of Faculty. A supervised work experience in a sponsoring organization developed in consultation with, and under the supervision of, a College of Business faculty member. A maximum of 3 hours of 499 classes from the College of Business may be used toward the upper-level elective requirement for any of the majors in the College of Business.