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Description of Courses

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BUS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Campbell School of Business)

A word about prerequisites: Most business and economics studies are profitably undertaken by students with firm grounding in liberal arts, general education (including some mathematics) and prior business courses, so many Campbell School courses have specific course or level prerequisites, such as Junior Standing (JS) or Senior Standing (SS).

107. Business-Information Management - 3-0-3
Application of personal computers to business problems, with emphasis on the use of computer packages to facilitate problem solving and communications. Introduction of computer software including word processing, database management, spreadsheets and statistical analyses. Emphasis on making correct decisions using statistical and economic analyses with reference to numerous topics in descriptive statistics.

210. Legal Environment of Business - 3-0-3
Emphasis on the legal and ethical issues facing businesses today, with focus on American legal institutions, contracts, property and employment law and consideration of the ethical implications of business decisions. PR: 45 hours of coursework completed.

211. Business Statistics - 3-0-3
Analysis of variance, applications of the chi-square statistic, simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, time-series analysis, index numbers, forecasting methods, decision making under uncertainty, nonparametric statistics and other topics of current interest. PR: MAT 111.

212. Gender and Business - 3-0-3
Analysis of the roles of women and men in the work force, particularly with regard to employment relationships and communication, career paths and equal opportunity. Examination of historical influences that have shaped traditions and affected gender roles in the workplace.

308. Ethical Issues in Business - 3-0-3
Examination of situations that raise ethical issues in a business setting. Use of case analysis and discussion as the primary tools through which students familiarize themselves with ethical concerns such as employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and promotion issues, product safety, employee disabilities, plant relocation and income distribution. PR: JS.

316. Information Systems - 3-0-3
Consideration of hardware and software architectures, how they are embedded in organizations and how they interact with the problem-solving processes of business. PR: JS.

323WI. Business Research and Analysis- 3-0-3
(See MKT 323WI).

358. Current Topics in Business - 3-0-3
Highlights current theoretical concepts in business. Emphasis on the application of concepts to practical work settings and the students' individual experiences. PR: JS or CI.

410. International Business - 3-0-3
Mechanics and problems encountered when doing business abroad. Links differences in legal, political, economic, social and cultural influences to functional areas concerning international business management, marketing, accounting, finance and law. PR: JS.

411. Advanced Business Law - 3-0-3
Further preparation of students for legal issues faced in the business world and provision of the necessary legal tools for students preparing for the CPA Exam. Topics include the Uniform Commercial Code, negotiable instruments, partnerships and corporations, agency and account liability and malpractice. PR: BUS 210.

416. Business and Society- 3-0-3
Business environment is being shaped by emerging trends of globalization, workforce diversity, and social and environmental sustain ability.  This course explores these trends in the context of stakeholder engagement as an essential component of corporate leadership and business administration.  PR: JS or CI.

460. Seminar in Selected Business Topics - 3-0-3
Intensive examination of the literature and analytical techniques in a specific area of business, such as finance, marketing or management. PR: CI.

499WI. Global Business Strategy - 3-0-3
An integrative approach to problem identification and solution in a global business setting. Previous course work applied to extensive case analyses which include preparation of financial and management reports. PR: SS and MGT 301, MKT 301, and FIN 301.

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