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1801. Contemporary Issues in the World of Business

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 3 credits.

Prerequisites: Open only to freshmen and sophomores; others with instructor consent.

Grading Basis: Graded

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. May be repeated in different sections for up to three credits maximum. May not be used to satisfy junior-senior level major requirements of the School of Business.

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2891. Foreign Study Internship

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to School of Business students; consent of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs required.

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory

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

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3002W. Effective Business Writing

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open only to Business Majors of sophomore or higher status. Not open for credit to students who have passed BUSN 3003W or BADM 4075W or MGMT 3070W.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3003W. Business Communications

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; Open only to Business Majors of sophomore or higher status. Not open for credit to students who have passed BUSN 3002W or BADM 4075W or MGMT 3070W.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3005. Career Development in Business

1.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to Business majors of sophomore or higher status.

Grading Basis: Graded

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; practice interviewing skills and techniques.

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4891. Field Study Internship

1.00 - 6.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to juniors or higher Open only to students admitted to the School of Business

Grading Basis: Satisfactory/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. Students taking this course will be assigned a final grade of S (satisfactory) or U (unsatisfactory).

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