Courses

The foundation course will begin preparing students to exercise leadership in business, government, and non-profit organizations It will introduce leadership skills useful in a variety of settings including community and civic activities. The course will help students to improve self awareness, understand multiple theories, importance of moral courage, build analytic and critical thinking skills, and adapt leadership practices to differences in individuals. Students taking this course will not receive credit for MGMT 3030.

Provides an overview of the nature business in a global economy. In addition to exploring the economic, governmental, social and environmental context in which businesses operate, students will discover how business creates value and takes advantage of opportunities and challenges. Using examples, cases and projects, students will learn about the business functions in an integrated format. Weekly discussion of current events will focus on entrepreneurship, ethics, international business, business and society, and other topics. Formerly BCOR 1010. Prerequisites: Restricted to Business majors with less than 52 units.
Covers descriptive statistics, basic probability theory, statistical inference and hypothesis testing, correlation and simple linear regression analysis. Students learn decision making and solving business problems by using data. Uses statistical features of commonly used business spreadsheet software. Credit not granted for this course and MATH 2510. Prerequisites: Requires prereq course of MATH 1071 or ECON 1078 or MATH 1001 or MATH 1011 or MATH 1150 or MATH 1300 or MATH 3130 or APPM 3310 or APPM 2360 or APPM 2380 (min grade D-) or an ALEKS math score of 76%. Restricted to BUSN, ADVT, or IAFS majors only.
Surveys the entire undergraduate experience and includes topics, issues, and practices that focus on the professional, academic, and leadership growth of a business student. It addresses how to make an effective transition to college and puts students on a path to become well-rounded, engaged and globally-minded. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to take advantage of all the opportunities and support services available to them while learning to balance the challenges and expectations of their business degree. A sample of the topics covered include: transition to college, dealing with academic rigor, developing a professional tool kit--resume and cover letter preparation, interview skills, project management, working in teams and public speaking--and preparing for the role as a global business leader. Prerequisites: Restricted to Business (BUSN) majors only.
In today's world of increased mobility, globally aware students have more choices for employment upon graduation and are immediately ready to contribute in global environments. They are aware of global issues and cultural differences, and their global mindset allows them to recognize good ideas from whenever they might come and new market/product opportunities wherever they might exist. This course is the first step toward the development of a global mindset. It provides a meaningful global experience to first-year business students through an in-depth perspective of a specific country or region outside the United States and a short academic trip to the region. Prerequisites: Restricted to Business (BUSN) majors only.
Builds a basic understanding of how information regarding a firm's resources and obligations is conveyed to decision makers both outside and within the firm. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite course of BCOR1020 or MATH2510 or ECON3818 or APPM3570 or 4570 or CHEN3010 or CVEN3227 or IPHY2800 or MATH4510 or PSCI2075 or PSYC3101 (min grade D-). Restricted to mjrs in BUSN, SPPR-PRO, IAFS, or with a WBE subplan.
Focuses on the basic principles of marketing and management. Within the marketing domain, students will be exposed to the role of marketing within a market economy, along with managerial decision making with respect to the marketing mix variables of price, product, promotion, and distribution. With the management domain, students will focus on the skills needed to effectively lead and manage work teams. Prerequisites: Requires a prerequisite course of APPM 3750 or APPM 4570 or BCOR 1020 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan and 12 units completed.
Focuses on the development and interpretation of companies' external financial reports. Emphasizes the concepts and skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Topics include financial statement development, statement analysis, working capital management, time value of money, sources of financial capital, cost and value of bonds and stocks, and capital budgeting or project analysis. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan and 12 units completed.
Teaches beginner to intermediate level Excel skills, emphasizing efficient use of Excel to make sense of substantial data sets. The course is designed to increase students' proficiency with Excel through a series of hands-on workshops. The workshops have a business problem solving orientation and use real data from Leeds' corporate partners. The workshops emphasize the most important skills that employers value. Prerequisites: Restricted to Business (BUSN) majors only.

Variable topics in business, drawing from a variety of disciplines. Department enforced requirement, 3.50 minimum cumulative GPA.

Emphasizes the concepts and skills needed to make sound financial decisions. Topics include financial statement analysis, time value of money, interest rates, bond valuation and bond markets, stock valuation and stock markets, cost of capital and capital structure, capital budgeting, financial forecasting, and working capital management. Prerequisites: Requires prereq course of BCOR2000 and BCOR1020 and MATH2510 or 4510 or ECON3818 or APPM3570 or 4570 or CHEN3010 or CVEN3227 or IPHY2800 or PSCI2075 or PSYC3101 (min grade D-). Restricted to BUSN, IAFS, w/WBE subplan and 26-180 units completed.
Focuses on how modern business firms compete in the global marketplace by adding value. Examines the value-chain of a firm and how firms use people, organizations, operations, and information systems to compete and win in world markets. Also covers contemporary issues such as total quality management, process reengineering, teams and team building, employee empowerment, and horizontal organizations. Prerequisites: Restricted to Business (BUSN) or SPPR-PRO majors, or students with a subplan of WBE only and 26-180 units completed.
Examines how activities in organizations provide value to the purchasers of its products and services. Includes gathering information about consumers and competitors through research and information systems, applying knowledge and technology to the design of products and services, communicating information to consumers and organizational units, and pricingand distributing products and services. Also includes issues in global marketing, ethics and diversity, relationship marketing, and integrating marketing with financial analyses. Prerequisites: Requires prereq course of BCOR1020 or MATH2510 or 4510 or ECON3818 or APPM3570 or 4570 or CHEN3010 or CVEN3227 or IPHY2800 or PSCI2075 or PSYC3101 (min grade D-). Rstr to BUSN, SPPR-PRO, IAFS, or ADVT majors, students w/WBE subplan and 26-180 units.
Introduces the processes and information needed to create products and service in a business organization. Explores the importance of managing the transformation of inputs (materials, labor and capital) into outputs (products and services) and how the availability of the right information, at the right time, in the right hands, is critical to making better decisions later. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite course of BCOR 1020 or MATH 2510 or 4510 or ECON 3818 or APPM 3570 or 4570 or CHEN 3010 or CVEN 3227 or IPHY 2800 or PSCI 2075 or PSYC 3101 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to Business majors with 13-180 units completed.
Variable topics in international business drawing from a variety of business disciplines, industry trends and best practices. Prerequisites: Restricted to Leeds School of Business majors only.

Introduces the concepts, tools, and applications of personal financial planning. Provides the students with tools and techniques for managing their personal finances. With these skills, students gain the ability to effectively deal with their ever-changing financial environment. Credit not granted for this course and ACCT 2820.

Explores historical developments, contemporary issues, industry trends, and best practices pertinent to the business of sports. The course examines how sports enterprises are managed, and the impacts that such enterprises have on the economic and social fabric of communities. The course is designed to provide sufficient background for educated consumption of this literature and pursuit of further study if desired. Prerequisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) only.
Department consent and departmental form required. Prerequisites: Restricted to Business (BUSN) majors only.
Surveys major topics and case studies in business law, business ethics, and government policy. Business law topics include the American legal system, constitutional law, common law, contract principles, criminal and tort law, intellectual property, employment law, and personal and real property law. Ethics topics include the philosophy of law, legal versus moral issues, and professional responsibility. Public policy topics include the roles of business and government, types of government intervention, and the nature and theory of governmental policy formulation. Prerequisites: Restricted to Business (BUSN) or Spanish (SPPR) majors or students with a subplan of WBE, and 52-180 units completed.
Introduction to real estate as an asset with associated property rights, an industry, profession, and investment. Covers a broad spectrum of real estate principles and terms including legal concepts, regulation and land use, industry issues, valuation, financing methods and sources, and investment analysis. Excellent elective for all students and provides the foundation for other real estate courses. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite course of BCOR 2200 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to Business majors with 52-180 units completed.
Examines the organizational structures that support innovation and organizational change. Creativity and innovation are becoming critical competitive advantages, yet over forty percent of the new products that are launched each year fail in the marketplace. This course focuses on the role of training and teamwork in organizations and the tools needed during new product development to improve success. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of BUSM 2001 and 2002 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan.
Focuses on the use of quantitative tools to interpret and solve important problems in business and finance. Makes extensive use of spreadsheet modeling, analysis, and minicases to present material. Targeted at students with an interest in quantitative methods and modeling. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of BUSM 2001 and 2002 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan.
Introduces students to the multiple facets of entrepreneurship including the entrepreneurial process and way of thinking. Venture creation involves many key areas including ideation to opportunity recognition to opportunity evaluation to venture planning to exit. This course will focus on the ideation and opportunity recognition and evaluation areas of venture creation, utilizing tactics such as rapid prototyping and design thinking. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of BUSM 2001 and 2002 (minimum grade D-). Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan.
Explores alternative views of the role of business inour global society through detailed case analyses, beginning with the free market view. This is a cross-functional area course that helps students to isolate and articulate their personal values that will shape business conduct. Emphasizes individual and organizational responsibility for business behavior in the broader social context. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of BCOR 2000, 2200, 2300, 2400 & 2500 (all minimum grade D-). Restricted to Business majors with 52-180 units completed.
Covers the theory and practices governing the management of capital in a business firm. Examines the determinants of capital requirements, methods of obtaining capital, problems of internal financial management, and methods of financial analysis. Prerequisites: Requires prerequisite courses of BCOR 2000 and 2200 (all minimum grade D-). Restricted to Business majors with 52-180 units completed.

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