Courses

BUSM 2010 (1.5) Principles of Marketing

Introduces students to marketing concepts hat can be used in many types of organizations. Marketing activities are useful throughout business and society, for identifying, reaching, motivating, and satisfying people. The course covers both strategy and tactics. Marketing tactics include the well-known 4 P's framework: place, price, product, and promotion.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BUSM 2001
Requisites: Requires corequisite of BUSM 2011. Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan and 12 units completed.

BUSM 2011 (1.5) Principles of Management

Focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to effectively lead and manage individuals, teams, and organizations, leading to a more efficient workplace.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BUSM 2001
Requisites: Requires corequisite of BUSM 2010. Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan and 12 units completed.

BUSM 2020 (1.5) Principles of Accounting

Focuses on the development and interpretation of companies' external financial reports. Topics range from the fundamentals of bookkeeping, to more complex accounting issues such as intangible assets, impairments, and stock-based compensation.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BUSM 2002
Requisites: Requires corequisite of BUSM 2021. Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan and 12 units completed.

BUSM 2021 (1.5) Principles of Finance

Focuses on the role of finance in small and large businesses. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, time value or money, bonds and stocks (both their markets and their valuation), capital budgeting analysis, and investor expectations regarding risk and return.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BUSM 2002
Requisites: Requires corequisite of BUSM 2020. Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan and 12 units completed.

BUSM 3006 (3) Leading and Managing Across Cultures in Northern Europe

Explains cultural differences in international management as it covers communication, organizational culture, strategy, negotiation and more in a multidisciplinary context. Gives students the opportunity to understand these topics through visits to companies, organizations and institutions in this region of Europe. These activities will be supplemented by formal lectures before and after meeting with international professionals.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: INBU 3333
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of BUSM 2001 and BUSM 2002 (all minimum grade D-). Restricted to Business Minors (BUSM-MIN) with a cumulative GPA of 2.50.

BUSM 3007 (3) Business Solutions for the Developing World

Conducted in Panama, the role of large and small businesses, the government, non-profit organizations and social enterprises, including those that support small businesses in developing countries as a means of eliminating poverty will be studied. Students will become immersed in the culture through home stays which will expedite their understanding of community culture, needs and opportunities.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: CESR 4005
Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of BUSM 2001 and BUSM 2002 (all minimum grade D-). Restricted to Business Minors (BUSM-MIN) with a cumulative GPA of 2.50.

BUSM 3010 (1.5) Managing Innovation I

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. Focuses on the role of effective teamwork in organizations and the tools needed during new product development to improve success.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BUSM 3001
Requisites: Requires prerequisite of BUSM 2010, 2011, 2020 and 2021, or (BUSM 2001 and 2002), or (BCOR 2001 and 2002). (all minimum grade D-). Requires corequisite of BUSM 3011. Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan and 12 units completed.

BUSM 3011 (1.5) Managing Innovation II

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. Focuses on the role of effective teamwork in organizations and the tools needed during new product development to improve success.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite of BUSM 2010, 2011, 2020 and 2021, or (BUSM 2001 and 2002), or (BCOR 2001 and 2002). (all minimum grade D-). Requires corequisite of BUSM 3010. Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan and 12 units completed.

BUSM 3020 (1.5) Business and Financial Analytics I

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 mini cases to present material. Targeted at students with an interest in quantitative methods and modeling.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BUSM 3002
Requisites: Requires prerequisite of BUSM 2010, 2011, 2020 and 2021, or (BUSM 2001 and 2002), or (BCOR 2001 and 2002). (all minimum grade D-). Requires corequisite of BUSM 3021. Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan and 12 units completed.

BUSM 3021 (1.5) Business and Financial Analytics II

Focuses of quantitative tools to interpret and solve important problems in business and finance. Makes extensive use of spreadsheet modeling, analysis and mini cases to present material. Targeted at students with an interest in quantitative methods and modeling.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BUSM 3002
Requisites: Requires prerequisite of BUSM 2010, 2011, 2020 and 2021, or (BUSM 2001 and 2002), or (BCOR 2001 and 2002). (all minimum grade D-). Requires corequisite of BUSM 3020. Restricted to students with Business Minor (BUSM-MIN) plan and 12 units completed.

BUSM 3030 (3) New Venture Creation: Intro to Entrepreneurship

Introduces students to the multiple facets of entrepreneurship including the entrepreneurial process and way of thinking. Focuses on the ideation and opportunity recognition and evaluation areas of venture creation, utilizing tactics such as rapid prototyping and design thinking. Degree credit is not granted for this course and BUSM 3003.

Requisites: Requires prerequisites of BUSM 2010, 2011, 2020, 2021, or BUSM 2001, 2002 or BCOR 2001, 2002 (all minimum grade D-).

BUSM 3040 (3) Introduction to International Business and Consulting

Provides a meaningful global experience to business minor students through an in-depth perspective of a specific country or region outside the United States and a short academic trip to the region. Includes in-class work combined with an academic trip to an international location specified each year.

Requisites: Requires prerequisites BUSM 2010, 2011, 2020, 2021 or BUSM 2001, 2002, or BCOR 2001, 2002 (all require minimum grade of D-).

BUSM 3050 (3) Introduction to Real Estate

Surveys a variety of real estate topics including: real estate transaction law, real estate markets and valuation, real estate finance and investments, real estate development, real estate sustainability and real property and asset management. Concentrates on applying economic and finance concepts to real estate problems. Students comfortable with fundamental economic principles and with the mathematics of finance will do well in this class.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BUSM 3005
Requisites: Requires prerequisite of BUSM 2010, 2011, 2020 and 2021, or (BUSM 2001 and 2002), or (BCOR 2001 and 2002). (all minimum grade D-).

BUSM 4010 (3) Professional Business Plan Development

The Business Minor capstone focuses on the development of an entrepreneurial business plan using principles learned in earlier Business Minor courses. The course supplements business plan development with segments on professional skills and business social responsibility.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: BUSM 4001
Requisites: Requires prereq (BUSM 2010, 2011, 2020, 2021, or BUSM 2001 2002, or BCOR 2001 2002) (BUSM 3001 or 3002 or 3003 or 3004 or 3005 or 3006 or 3007) OR (BUSM 3010 3011) or (BUSM 3020 3021) or 3030 or 30340 or 3050. (All require minimum grade D-).