Business (BUSN)

1801.   Contemporary Issues in the World of Business

Hours and credits by arrangement up to a maximum of three credits. May be repeated in different sections for up to three credits maximum. Prerequisite: Open to freshmen and sophomores; others with consent of instructor. May not be used to satisfy junior-senior level major requirements of the School of Business.

The world of business has changed. No longer can we refer to the cliché “business as usual.” Today’s business world is a complex, challenging and exciting place. Each section of this course will capture some aspect of that challenge and excitement. Students will be exposed to undercurrents that challenge and perplex today’s managers and executives around the globe. Students should consult the scheduling booklet for specific topics offered.

2891. Foreign Study Internship

One to six credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only to School of Business students; consent of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs required. Student performance will be evaluated on the basis of an appraisal by the field supervisor and a detailed written report submitted by the student. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Provides to students the opportunity to be engaged in meaningful professional activity without the expectation of a significant level of prior academic experience in business.

3002W. Effective Business Writing

(Formerly offered as MGMT 3070W and BADM 4070W.) One credit. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomore or higher Business majors. Not open to students who have passed BUSN 3003W.

Techniques to improve written business communication skills. Requires a variety of written assignments and gives special attention to writing tasks that students are likely to encounter early in their careers, such as reports to supervisors, sales proposals, documentation of business policies, responses to complaints, as well as general business letters and memos. Students will receive critiques of their written assignments and will be required to revise their writing.

3003W. Business Communications

(Formerly offered as BADM 4075W) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to sophomore or higher business majors. Not open to students who have passed BUSN 3002W.

Techniques for improving professional writing and oral communications skills and ways in which visual communications, document design, and use of workplace technologies shape the message.

3005. Career Development in Business

(Formerly offered as BADM 4072 and MGMT 3072.) One credit. Meeting once per week. Prerequisite: Open only to business majors of sophomore or higher status. It is recommended that students take this course in the second term of their sophomore year.

A roadmap for the college to career experience. Students will: gain an understanding of the job search lifecycle in order to create opportunities for internships, first entry level roles, or identify future career paths; complete a polished and professional job search communication portfolio (including a resume, cover letter, target-marketing plan, and social media presence); learn how to develop an effective job search marketing plan and gain insight on major labor market trends that impact employment; learn job search presentation skills including how to introduce themselves in networking situations and other job search settings; and practice interviewing skills and techniques.

4891.   Field Study Internship

One to six credits. Hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; consent of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs required; open only to students admitted to the School of Business. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

Provides students with an opportunity for field work relevant to one or more major areas within the School. Students will work under the supervision of one or more professionals in the specialty in question. Student performance will be evaluated on the basis of an appraisal by the field supervisor and a detailed written report, submitted by the student.