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Barbara Rau, Dean

Department Office: Sage Hall 2612
Department Telephone: (920) 424-1444

Joann Cross, Department Co-Chair-Accounting

Department Office: Sage Hall 1465
Department Telephone: (920) 424-1311

Steve Makar, Department Co-Chair-Accounting

Department Office: Sage Hall 1457
Department Telephone: (920) 424-0158

Chad Cotti, Department Chair-Economics 

Department Office: Sage Hall 2416
Department Telephone: (920) 424-3013

Robert Kunkel, Department Chair-Finance and Business Law

Department Office: Sage Hall 1479
Department Telephone: (920) 424-7191

Michael Eierman, Department Chair-Information Systems 

Department Office: Sage Hall 2440
Department Telephone: (920) 424-0183

Ben Arbaugh, Department Chair-Management and Human Resource 

Department Office: Sage Hall 2457
Department Telephone: (920) 424-7197

Aliosha Alexandrov, Department Co-Chair-Marketing

Department Office: Sage Hall 1440
Department Telephone: (920) 424-7464

Mike Tippins, Department Co-Chair-Marketing

Department Office: Sage Hall 1448
Department Telephone: (920) 424-2094

Mike Godfrey, Department Chair-Supply Chain Management

Department Office: Sage Hall 1420
Department Telephone: (920) 424-1232

Jennifer Buelow Fischer, Interim Undergraduate Programs Director 

Department Office: Sage Hall 1608
Department Telephone: (920) 424-3032 

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Faculty

Faculty

Accounting: 

Akinyele
Potratz
Cross
Sejati
Jones
Stuart 
Makar 
Sidgman

Economics: 

Artz Haley
Burnett
Johnson
Cotti Kovzik
Engelhardt Robson
Foster Siemers
Fuller VanScyoc

Finance and Business: 

Beyer  Manthey
Dunn  Morrison
Hagen Moll
Huffman
Niendorf
Kunkel Schellenger

Information Systems: 

Addo Iversen
Eierman Muraski
Heath

Marketing: 

Alexandrov Leisen Pollack
Bublitz
Lilly
Depies Tippins

Management and Human Resources: 

Arbaugh LaVake
DeArmond Miller
Desai Rawski
Feinauer Soderberg

Supply Chain Management: 

Godfrey Skiver
O'Donnell

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Degrees

Degrees

  • Undergraduate: A major in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Management, Marketing or Supply Chain Management leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration.  A major in Economics or Interactive Web Management can lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. A major in Applied Computing can lead to a Bachelor of Science.

  • Graduate: The College offers the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Information Systems.

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Summary of Fields of Study

Summary of Fields of Study

1.  Goal(s)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration graduates will demonstrate knowledge in the functional business areas. Graduates will be able to apply basic ethical principles to business situations, have an awareness of the role of diversity in the workplace and be able to assess global business issues. Bachelor of Business Administration graduates will also demonstrate competency in communication skills, effective planning and project management, analysis and creative problem solving, information technology skills, group and team skills.

2.  The Major(s)
  • Each major will provide the student with the background to effectively meet tomorrow’s challenges. Graduates are well prepared not only in their mastery of technical subjects, but also in their communication skills, confidence, ability to work with others, willingness to accept responsibility and the capability to anticipate, create, adapt to and utilize change. Emphases supplement a major with additional technical skills or industry knowledge. 

The majors are: 

  1. Accounting
  2. Applied Computing (BS degree only)
  3. Economics
  4. Finance
  5. Human Resources Management
  6. Information Systems
  7. Interactive Web Management
  8. Management
  9. Marketing
  10. Supply Chain Management

The emphases are: 

  1. Business Analytics
  2. Cost Management
  3. Enterprise Systems (ERP) Technology Management
  4. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
  5. Financial Services
  6. Healthcare Management
  7. Human Resource Management
  8. Information Management
  9. Insurance
  10. International Management
  11. Legal Studies
  12. Real Estate in Business
  13. Retail Management
  14. Sales
  15. Supply Chain Management
  16. Tax Planning
  17. Web and Mobile Development
  18. Web Presence Management

3.  The Minor(s)

  • The College offers eight minors in Business. 

The minors are: 

  1. Business Administration
  2. Business Economics
  3. Global Business
  4. Information Systems
  5. Insurance and Risk Management
  6. Operations Research
  7. Risk Management and Actuarial Science
  8. Sustainability Management.
4. The Philosophy of the College
  • The College of Business is a professional school committed to providing a curriculum that will prepare students for a career in business. This curriculum includes business foundation courses designed to provide students with a broad understanding of business and management functions while developing the analytical ability to solve business problems. In addition, each student selects a major area of study, which focuses on the development of general proficiency in a professional field in which the student has a career interest.

  • A Bachelor’s of Business Administration will challenge the student to develop their intellectual and creative interests and prepare them for problem solving and decision making jobs in organizations. The bottom line of any degree program is preparation for work. The value of a business degree is affirmed by the success of the college’s 8,500 bachelor’s and 2,200 master’s degree recipients. Many of the College of Business graduates have attained senior management status in manufacturing or government and have become owners of small businesses. A member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the College of Business is fully accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Fewer than 20 percent of the 1,500 U.S. business colleges earn and maintain this honor. This accreditation provides students with assurance that they are receiving the quality education needed in today’s competitive job market, and can make the necessary difference when beginning a career.

  • A cornerstone of the undergraduate program is professional development.  To develop as business professionals, students will be required to participate in a number of activities designed to connect them to area businesses.  These activities lead to a required internship.  Many of these activities will occur outside of the classroom and outside regular class hours.

5.  Eligibility for Business 300/400 Level Courses
  • Business majors are eligible for 300/400 level courses if they have been admitted to the College of Business and have met course prerequisites.

  • Non-business majors, which include students pursuing other majors, business minors and pre-business students, are eligible for 300/400-level courses if they have a combined grade point average of 2.5, have completed 60 undergraduate units (crs.), (with the exception of Business 311, 320, 351 and 361 which are allowed with 44 credits earned), and have met the course specific prerequisites. These students are limited to completing a total of 21 300/400-level credits of College of Business department business courses. BS/BA Economics majors will not have these restrictions on the 300/400-level economics courses.

6.  Course Prerequisites

  • All students, both business majors and non-business majors, must adhere to the course prerequisites. Students in violation of course prerequisites will have their enrollment in that course canceled.

7.  Residency Requirements

  • Fifty percent of the business units (crs.) needed for the business degree must be earned in residence at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. (Accounting majors must complete at least six units (crs.) of 400 level UW Oshkosh accounting courses).

8.  Policy Exception

  • An appeal process is available for possible exceptions College of Business academic policies. 

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Admission/Graduation Requirements

Admission/Graduation Requirements

  • Application Deadlines:

    • June 15, Fall Semester

    • January 5, Spring Semester

  • Unit (cr.) Requirement: Student must have completed a minimum of 44 units (crs.) to be eligible for admission to the College of Business.

  • Grade Point Requirement: 2.50 cumulative (combined) grade point average is required at the time of admission to the College of Business.

  • Pre-core Course Requirements: The following courses must be completed prior to seeking admission to the college. A minimum 2.50 grade point average is required for these courses and a grade of C or better must be earned in:

    • Business: Business 206, 207, 284

    • Economics: Economics 204, 206, 210

    • Mathematics: Mathematics 171 or both 204 and 206

  • Additionally, students not completing Business 284 after Fall 2015 at UW Oshkosh must submit an essay explaining his or her reasons for selecting a major in business, and must participate in a series of activities to explore business careers and develop professional skills. (See the College web site for a list of approved activities and further descriptions of the essay). Students completing Business 284 will complete these activities in class. 

  • Students who do not meet the above criteria for guaranteed admission should consult the College of Business website to determine if they are eligible to appeal for admission.

  • Comment:

    Students will graduate with the bulletin year in effect for their major at the time of admission to the College.

Business Scholars Program:

High achieving First Year students and transfer students may be accepted into the Business Scholars Program if they meet two of the following standards;

  • 26 ACT or above and a high school GPA of 3.75 or above
OR
  • 29 ACT or above and a high school GPA of 3.50 or above.

Transfer students within the first 30 credits are also eligible if they meet the above standards and have a college GPA of 3.2 or higher

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Required Core Courses

Required Core Courses

  • Business 

    • Business 311 Essentials of Information Systems

    • Business 320 Essentials of Law for Business (Accounting majors take 321 instead of 320)

    • Business 331/332 Essentials of Finance

    • Business 341 Essentials of Operations Management

    • Business 351 Essentials of Organizational Behavior

    • Business 361 Essentials of Human Resource Management

    • Business 370/371 Essentials of Marketing

    • Business 389 Quantitative Business Analysis 

    • Culminating Experience Requirement: Business 402 or 417 or 453 or 454 or 455 or 477 or 486 (final semester)

  • In addition, all majors must satisfy:    

    • Communication 111 (Speech) or equivalent

    • Global Knowledge Requirement (GKR)

    • Internship Requirement: Business 442 or 492

Note: Please see the College of Business web site at: www.uwosh.edu/cob for further information on the GKR and internship requirements.

  • Additional Graduation Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in upper level College of Business courses of record.

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The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

1.  Accounting Major

The accounting major is offered by the Accounting Department and is recommended for students who wish to pursue a career in public, industrial or governmental accounting.

    • Required Units (crs.): 30 minimum

    • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:

      • Accounting: Accounting 208, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 401, 403, 404, 405

Prerequisites: Students must earn a minimum grade of C in both Business 206 and 207, and Accounting 208 and must earn a minimum grade point average of 2.4 in the courses combined to be eligible for Accounting 301 and 303. Students must maintain a 2.5 grade point average in all accounting courses of record to be eligible for 400 level accounting courses.

Comment:  Students must obtain a 2.5 grade point average and a minimum grade of C in all accounting courses of record at graduation. A minimum of 9 units (crs.) of 300 level and 9 units (crs.) of 400 level courses must be taken at UW Oshkosh in Accounting.

      • 150-Hour Requirement
        Candidates who wish to qualify for the CPA license and certification are required to have:
        • 150 term hours of academic preparation
        • an accounting concentration or equivalent
        • obtained at least a Bachelor’s Degree
      • Requirements to qualify  for the CPA licenses and certification: Complete or have completed the following:

        • Bachelors or Masters degree
        • 150 total credits
        • Minimum of 12 credits of UW Oshkosh College of Business courses
        • Minimum of six credits of UW Oshkosh 400 level accounting credits
        • All course requirements listed below:
          • Mathematics: 
            • Mathematics 204
          • 24 Credits in Business/Economics Courses:

            • Business: Business 311, 321, 331, 341, 351, 361, 371
            • Economics: Economics 204, 206, 210
          • 6 credits of Introductory Accounting:

            • Business: Business 206, 207
            • Accounting: Accounting 208
          • 28 Credits in Accounting Concentration:

            • Accounting: Accounting 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 401, 403, 404, 405

    Note: Recommended Accounting Elective Courses (to increase probability of success on the CPA exam) Accounting 407, 408.

    2. Applied Computing Major

    The Applied Computing major is an online degree delivered in collaboration with four other UW System campuses.  It is a degree completion program intended for returning students with 60 or more credits.  Please contact the College of Business Office for further information.  Upon completion of the Applied Computing Major, students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

      • Required Units (crs.):  60 crs. minimum
      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Letters & Science Degree requirements: 
        • Applied Computing: Applied Computing 300, 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, 390, 400, 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470, 480, 490, 495.

    3. Economics Major

    The Economics major is offered by the Economics Department through the College of Business. Students may also obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics through the College of Letters and Science (see the appropriate section for details).

      • Required Units (crs.):  21 minimum
      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
        • Economics: Economics 329, 331, 472 or 473, and at least 6 additional units (crs.) from Economics at the 400 level, excluding 471, 472 and 473.
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 6 upper level division units (crs.) from the COB Department offerings.

    4. Finance Major

    The Finance major is offered by the Finance and Business Law Department and is recommended for students who are interested in a career in financial management which would include tasks such as capital budgeting, working capital management and financial analysis and for students interested in career positions with companies that provide financial services such as banks, brokerage firms, financial planning firms, insurance companies, real estate firms.

      • Required Units (crs.):  26 minimum
      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
        • Accounting: Accounting 208
        • Finance:  Finance 333, 334, 335, 436
        • 9 additional units (crs.) with a minimum of 3 units (crs.) from the 400 level list below: 
          • Accounting 301, 303
          • Finance 320, 340, 351, 431, 433, 434 and 438.
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 3 upper level division units (crs.) from the COB Department offerings.

      5. Human Resources Management Major

      The Human Resources Management major is offered by the Management and Human Resources Department and is recommended for students who have career interests in such personnel management functions as recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation, performance appraisal and labor relations.

        • Required Units (crs.):  24 minimum
        • Required Courses:  In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
          • Business: Business 453
          • Management & Human Resources: MHR 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388
        • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 6 upper level division units (crs.) from the COB Department offerings.

        6. Information Systems Major

        This major is offered by the Information Systems (IS) Department and is recommended for students who wish to be able to help businesses compete in a global economy by utilizing the power of computer information technology to make better decisions and run business operations efficiently. The Information Systems major will prepare students for careers in such information technology areas as programming, systems analysis, database administration, network administration, project management training and consulting.

          • Required Units (crs.):  27 minimum
          • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
            • Information Systems: IS 201, 314, 315, 316, 318, 417
          • Additional Requirements: 9 crs. from the following options: 
            • Electives: 
              • Information Systems: IS 432, 433, 445, 446, 474, 481; Computer Science 347

        A. Computer Science Emphasis (Only open to Information Systems majors)
        This emphasis provides additional skills in computer programming. 

            • Required Courses:
              • Computer Science: Computer Science 221, 262
            • Three credits from the following Computer Science courses: Computer Science 251, 271, 341, 346, 371

          Courses in the emphasis may not double count in the IS major.

          B. Networking Technologies Emphasis (Only open to Information Systems majors)
          This emphasis provides additional background in designing and operating computer networks. It is taught in collaboration with Fox Valley Technical College.
            • Required Courses:
              • Information Systems: IS 230, 231, 232

          7. Interactive Web Management Major

          Interactive Web Management (IWM), is an emerging field of academic study designed to prepare you for tomorrow's careers.  This major blends facets of business administration, computer science, information systems, marketing and journalism.  The major prepares students for work at the intersection of technology, marketing, public relations, and media.

            • Required Units (crs): 31 minimum
            • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
              • Business: Business 488
              • Computer Science: Computer Science 125, 142, 347
              • Information Systems: IS 151, 350, 352
              • Journalism: Journalism 221, 340, 440
              • Marketing: Marketing 363

          8.  Management Major

          The Management major is offered by the Management and Human Resource Department and is recommended for students who have career interests in such areas as international business, project management, and entrepreneurship.

            • Required Units (crs.): 26 minimum
            • Required Courses in addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
              • Accounting: Accounting 208
              • Finance: Finance 431
              • Information Systems: IS 481 or MHR/ENGR 360
              • Management and Human Resources: MHR: 373, 375
            • Additional 12 credits: Completion of at least one of the following emphasis:   
          A. International Business Emphasis (Only open to Management majors) 
            • Required Units (crs.): 12 minimum
              • Two courses from the following:
                • Economics: Economics 420
                • Finance: Finance 335
                • Management & Human Resources: MHR 389
                • Marketing: Marketing 375
              • One course from the following:
                • Business: Business 494 or 496 or Econ 386 or Econ 387 or Econ 388
            • Other Requirements:
                • Business: Business 455

          Note:  Students declaring the International Business emphasis may not declare the International Management emphasis.

          B. Family Business/Entrepreneurship Emphasis (Only open to Management majors) 

            • Required Units (crs.): 12 minimum
              • Business: Business 454
              • One course from the following:
                • Management & Human Resources: MHR 372, 374, 475
              • Six credits from one of the following functional areas:
                • Accounting:  Accounting 301, 305, 401, 403
                • Finance:  Finance 320, 333, 334, 335, 340, 351, 433, 434, 436
                • Management & Human Resources:  MHR 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388
                • Information Systems:  IS 314, 315, 316, 318, 410, 417, 432
                • Marketing:  Marketing 363, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 418
                • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342, 343, 344, 345, 445, 460

          C. Project Management Emphasis (Only open to Management majors) 

            • Required Units (crs.): 12 minimum
              • Business: Business 455 or 486
              • Management & Human Resources: MHR 490
              • Marketing: Marketing 418
              • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342
          Note: No more than 3 credits from the Management Major will apply toward the completion of an emphasis.

          9.  Marketing Major

          The Marketing major is offered by the Marketing Department and is recommended for students who have career interests in such areas as sales, sales management, retail management, advertising, marketing research and marketing management.

            • Required Units (crs.): 24 minimum
            • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
              • Business: Business 477
              • Marketing: Marketing 374, 375, 377, 473
            • Additional Requirement:  Completion of 9 credits of the following approved electives:
              • Marketing: Marketing 363, 372, 373, 376, 418, 428, 474

          A. Digital Marketing Emphasis (Only open to Marketing majors)
          This emphasis fulfills the 9 credits of electives required for completing the Marketing Major 

              • Required Units (crs.): 12 minimum
                • Marketing: Marketing 363, 428
                • Three credits from the following courses: 
                  • Marketing: Marketing 376
                  • Computer Science: Computer Science 125
                  • Information Systems: Information Systems 151, 350
                  • Journalism: Journalism 251

            10. Supply Chain Management Major

            The Supply Chain Management major is offered by the Supply Chain Management Department and is recommended for students who are interested in careers related to operations of a business including materials management, production and inventory control, purchasing, logistics, manufacturing systems and operations research.

                • Required Units (crs.): 21 minimum
                • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
                  • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342, 343, 344, 345, 445, 460. Note: 2.5 GPA required in SCM courses.
                • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 3 upper level division units (crs.) from the COB Department offerings.

                Emphases (Requires an Approved Business Major)

                1. Business Analytics Emphasis

                With the increasing demand in the business world for employees with strong statistical skills, this emphasis will give students the necessary data analysis and research skills.

                  • Required Courses:
                    • Economics: Economics 472, 473
                    • Marketing: Marketing 418 

                2.Cost Management Emphasis

                This emphasis is designed for students pursuing careers with significant job responsibilities in cost management and control within industrial settings. Not open to Accounting majors.

                  • Required courses:
                    • Accounting: Accounting 208, 303, 304

                3. Enterprise Systems (ERP) Technology Management Emphasis

                This emphasis will allow students to gain knowledge in an important technology being used by most larger organizations.  The emphasis will have particular value to students majoring in accounting, supply chain management, and information systems.
                  • Required Courses:
                    • Information Systems: IS 445, 446 and either IS 314 or 481 (IS Majors must take IS 481).

                4. Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Emphasis

                  This emphasis is recommended for students who have a career interest in starting a new business or small business ownership or management. Open to any business major.

                    • Required Courses:
                      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 373 and either 372 or 475
                    • 3 credits from the following (course may not count towards major requirement): 
                      • Accounting: Accounting 303
                      • Business: Business 454
                      • Information Systems: IS 314
                      • Finance: Finance 320, 326, 351, 431, 436, 440
                      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 372*, 383*, 475*
                      • Marketing: Marketing 372, 374, 376
                      • Supply Chain Management: SCM 343
                  *Course only allowed once in the emphasis. 

                  5. Financial Services Emphasis

                  This emphasis will allow students to broaden and expand their skills in financial services while pursuing a major in another area. Not open to Finance majors.
                    • Required Courses:
                      • Finance: Finance 333
                    • Two courses from: 
                      • Finance: Finance 320, 334, 340, 351, 433, 434, 440
                      • Marketing: Marketing 379 

                  6. Healthcare Management Emphasis

                  This emphasis is recommended for students interested in careers in healthcare organizations. The Honors version of any course may be substituted. See a Healthcare adviser for General Education recommendations in support of this Emphasis.

                    • Required Courses:
                      • Biology and Microbiology: Biology 105 or 108, 211 or 308, 212 or 319, 233 or 309
                      • Chemistry: Chemistry 101 and 102 or 105 and 106

                  7. Human Resource Management Emphasis

                  This emphasis is intended to give non-HR Majors a better ability to manage people issues generally related to their particular occupation. Open to any business majors

                    • Required Courses: 9 credits. Choose from the following list:
                      • Business: Business 453
                      • Finance: Finance 451
                      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389

                  8. Information Management Emphasis

                  This emphasis is recommended for students who wish to be able to analyze, manage and use information systems within their functional area of expertise in business and to prepare themselves to work with information systems professionals in assessing information needs, developing requirements and implementing solutions. Not open to IS majors.

                    • Required Courses:
                      • Information Systems: IS 314, 316, 481

                  9. Insurance Emphasis

                  This emphasis is recommended for students who wish to expand their knowledge of the insurance industry, laws, and products. Open to any business major. Students cannot complete both the Insurance emphasis and the Insurance and Risk Management minor.

                    • Required Courses:
                      • Finance: Finance 340, 440*, 441*
                  *Finance 440 and 441 cannot count for both the Finance Major and the Insurance Emphasis.

                  10. International Management Emphasis

                  This emphasis will allow students to expand their knowledge of the international business environment beyond their major. Open to any business major. Not open to students with a minor in Global Business.

                      • Required Courses: 
                        • At least 6 crs. from: 
                          • Business: Business 480
                          • Economics: Economics 336, 410, 420
                          • Finance: Finance 335
                          • Management and Human Resources: MHR 375
                          • Marketing: Marketing 375
                        • At  least one course (3 crs.) from: 
                          • Business: Business 494
                          • Economics: Economics 386, 387, 388

                      11. Legal Studies in Business Emphasis

                        This emphasis allows the student to focus additional study in private law. Open to any business major.

                          •  Required Courses:
                            • Business: Business 320 (for Accounting majors), 321 (for non-Accounting majors), 322
                          • Select one from the following):
                            • Accounting: Accounting 403* 
                            • Criminal Justice: Criminal Justice 270, 319, 348
                            • Education and Human Services:  Educational Foundations 412, Human Services 415
                            • Finance: Finance 326, 451
                            • Journalism: Journalism 412
                            • Management & Human Resources: MHR 382**
                            • Philosophy: Philosophy 345
                            • Political Science: Political Science 253, 305, 306, 330, 392
                            • Public Administration: Public Administration 307
                            • Urban Planning: Urban Planning 317

                        *Accounting 403 cannot count for both the Accounting Major and the Legal Studies Emphasis.
                         
                        ** MHR 382 cannot count for both the Human Resource Management Major and the Legal Studies Emphasis.

                        12. Real Estate Emphasis 

                        This emphasis will provide student with knowledge of the financing, ownership, use, management, control, valuation, disposition and legal aspects of real estate. Open to all business majors.

                          • Required Courses:
                            • Finance: Finance 326
                          • Electives: Choose two of the following:
                            • Business: Business 321*
                            • Finance: Finance 320**
                            • Urban Planning: Urban Planning 300, 317, 320, 360
                        *For Accounting majors only, Business 321 may not count as part of the Real Estate Emphasis; rather Business 322 may be used as a substitute elective for the emphasis.

                        **This course cannot count for both a Finance Major and a Real Estate Emphasis.

                        13. Retail Management Emphasis

                        This emphasis will prepare students for careers in retail management. Open to all business majors.

                          • Required Courses:
                            • Marketing: Marketing 372
                          • Two courses (6 crs.) from the following list:
                            • Marketing: Marketing 363, 373, 376
                            • Supply Chain Management: SCM 344

                        14. Sales Emphasis

                        This emphasis is designed for students who might enter sales as a career, or where professional sales is one component of their job. The emphasis focuses on professional sales: complex sales, sales to organizations and sales management. Open to all business majors.

                          • Required Courses (crs.):
                            • Marketing: Marketing 331, 335, 338

                        15. Supply Chain Management Emphasis

                        This emphasis will provide students with a more in-depth understanding of the planning, execution and control of the activities amongst interconnected businesses in the delivery of products and services. Required courses provide students an overview of the planning and control functions within a company and between companies in the supply chain. The courses for this emphasis teach students about supply chain management problem-solving techniques, leadership skills, manufacturing planning, sourcing, transportation and inventory management. Not open to Supply Chain Management majors.

                          • Required Courses:
                            • Supply Chain Management: SCM 343, 344
                          • One from the following: 
                            • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342, 441, 445, 449, 460

                        16. Tax Planning Emphasis

                        This emphasis is designed for those students pursuing careers in financial planning or tax preparation services. Not open to Accounting majors.

                          • Required Courses:
                            • Accounting: Accounting 208, 301, 403, 404

                        17.  Web and Mobile Development Emphasis

                        This emphasis is designed for students who wish to gain skills in developing their own apps and in creating e-commerce systems. Open to all business majors.

                          • Required Courses:
                            • Information Systems: IS 432, 433
                          • Electives: Choose one of the following:
                            • Computer Science: Computer Science 347
                            • Information Systems: IS 350, 481

                        18. Web Presence Management Emphasis

                        This emphasis will provide students with some exposure to managing web sites and companies' web presences and online marketing strategies. (Not open to Interactive Web Management majors)

                          • Required Courses:
                            • Information Systems: IS 151
                          • 9 units (crs.) from the following list:
                            • Computer Science: Computer Science 125, 347
                            • Information Systems: IS 350, 352
                            • Marketing: Marketing 363

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                        The Minor(s)

                        The Minor(s)

                        1. Business Administration

                          Recommended for students who wish to combine a basic business curriculum with an academic major in another college. A 2.5 cumulative grade point average, 60 units (crs.), and all course prerequisites are required for enrollment to upper level business courses (300/400) except for Business 311, 320, 351, 361 which can be taken with 44 credits.

                            • Required Units (crs.): 31 minimum
                            • Required Courses:
                              • Business: Business 198, 206, 207, 311, 320, 331, 341, 351, 361, 371
                              • Economics: Economics 106 or 204 or 206 or 208 or 209

                          Comment: In addition to course prerequisites, the following courses are recommended prior to taking 300/400 level requirements in the minor: Business 198, 206, 207 and an Economics course.

                          A minimum of nine units (crs.) of 300/400 level business courses must be taken at the University Wisconsin Oshkosh. 

                            2. Business Economics

                            Recommended for students who are majoring in other fields such as Biology, Political Science, or Foreign Language and who wish to enhance their major with a valuable related minor in Economics.  This minor is not available to students with a BBA major in the College of Business or any Economic major.

                              • Required Units (crs.): 21 credits in Business or Economics minimum, plus completion of the Mathematics Requirement.
                              • Required Courses:
                                • Economics:
                                  • Econ 204 Principles of Macroeconomics  3 crs.
                                  • Econ 206 Principles of Microeconomics  3 crs.
                                  • Econ 210 Economic and Business Statistics 3 crs.
                                  • Econ 329 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory  3 crs. or Econ 433  Managerial Economics 3 crs.
                                  • Econ 331 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory 3 crs. or Econ 405 Money and Banking 3 crs.
                            • Electives: The student must complete an additional 6 credits in courses offered in any College of Business department at the 300 or 400 level.
                            • Comments: Education students pursuing an Economics Minor are required by their College to complete at least 22 credits in Economics.

                            3. Global Business

                            This minor is only available to students with a major in the College of Business. Not available to students with an International Management Emphasis.

                              • Required Units (crs.): 23 minimum
                              • Required Courses:
                                • Global Business Requirement (6 credits) from the following list: 
                                  • Finance: Finance 335
                                  • Management & Human Resource: MHR 375
                                  • Marketing: Marketing 375
                                • Foreign Language Requirement: the equivalent of eight college credits of a foreign language (all eight credits must be in the same language).
                                • Cultural Diversity Requirement: six credits from a pre-approved list of 300/400 level courses.
                                • The Study Tour Requirement: must be fulfilled with a COB pre-approval study tour or semester abroad academic experience that provides the student with significant observation of and/or interaction with business/management in a different culture. The Study Tour Requirement must provide the student with the opportunity to study multiple businesses in multiple industries. Automatic pre-approval is provided to any experience supported by the COB or in association with the COB.

                            4. Information Systems 

                            Open to all majors except Information Systems majors. 

                              • Required Units (crs.): 21 minimum
                              • Required Courses:
                                • Business: Business 311
                                • Information Systems: Info Systems 201, 314, 315
                              • Select two classes (6 crs.) from the following:
                                • Information Systems: Info Systems 316, 318, 350 (IS 350 is not an option for IWM majors)
                              • Electives: at least one class (3 crs.) from the following:
                                • Accounting: Accounting 305
                                • Art: Art 386
                                • Computer Science: Comp Science 347
                                • Geography: Geog 391
                                • Information Systems: Info Systems 352, 432, 433, 445, 481
                                • Journalism: Journalism 340
                                • Management & Human Resources: MHR 388
                                • Marketing: Marketing 363, 418
                                • Nursing: Nursing 450, 451, 452
                                • Radio-TV-Film: RTF 364

                            5. Insurance and Risk Management

                            Open to all students. Students cannot complete both the Insurance and Risk Management minor and the Insurance emphasis.

                              • Required Units (crs.): 21 minimum
                              • Required Courses:
                                • Finance: Finance 340, 351; 440* or 441* or 445*
                              • Select nine (9) credits from the following:
                                • Accounting: Accounting 403, 404
                                • Economics: Economics 368, 405, 433, 472, 473
                                • Finance: Finance 333, 334, 431
                                • Information Systems: Info Systems 315, 316, 481
                                • Management & Human Resources: MHR 385, 386, 387
                                • Marketing: Marketing 331, 335, 338, 363, 373, 418, 473
                                • Supply Chain Management: SCM 445, 460

                            *Finance 440 and 441 cannot count for both the Finance Major and the Insurance and Risk Management Minor 

                              6. Operations Research

                                Recommended for students who wish to combine a Computer Science or Mathematics major with a quantitative Business minor or for business students who want an applications-oriented Mathematics minor.

                                  • Required Units (crs.): 25 minimum
                                  • Required Courses:
                                    • Business: Business 341
                                    • Math: Math 171, 172, 222, 256, 301
                                    • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342, 460

                                7.  Risk Management and Actuarial Science

                                Open to all students. Students will gain an understanding and training in the fields of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science.   
                                  • Required Credits: 21 minimum
                                  • Required Courses:
                                    • Math: Math 385 or Economics 473
                                    • Finance: Finance 340, 441 or 445, 442
                                  • Electives: Choose three courses (9 crs.) from the following:
                                    • Math: Math 302, 304, 371, 376, 385*, 386, 401
                                    • Economics: Economics 471, 472, 473*
                                    • Marketing: Marketing 418
                                *These courses can only count once in required courses or electives.

                                8.  Sustainability Management

                                Open to all students. Students will gain an understanding of the holistic and systemic aspects of environmental, social and economic issues.

                                  • Required Units (crs.): 21 minimum
                                  • Required Courses:
                                    • Biology: Biology 104 or Geology 150 or Environmental Studies 260
                                    • Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies 261/Sociology 261
                                    • Sustainable Management: SMGT/Environmental Studies 302, 328, 329, 330, 464
                                  • Electives: Choose one from the following:
                                    • Communication:  Communication 455
                                    • Economics: Economics 360, 460
                                    • Environmental Studies (ES): Environmental Studies (ES) 320, ES 326/History 326, ES 313/Sociology 313, ES 380/Anthropology 380, ES 390/Political Science 390
                                    • Geography: Geography 311, 313, 314, 324, 364, 391, 419
                                    • Management & Human Resources: MHR 375
                                    • Political Science: Political Science 310, 321, 366, 386, 388
                                    • Public Administration: Public Administration 391
                                    • Sociology: Sociology 311, 321, 337, 342, 359, 361, 368
                                    • Urban Planning: Urban Planning 300, 317

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                                Accounting Courses (58)

                                Accounting    208

                                2 (crs.)

                                Financial Accounting Cycle

                                This course, following Introduction to Financial Accounting, is designed to introduce the use of microcomputers in financial accounting. After completing this course, students will have obtained an extended understanding of the financial accounting cycle and a foundation for exploring, using and designing computerized accounting systems. Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Business 206 AND Business 207 (same semester NOT same 7wk session) AND grade of C or better in each.

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    301

                                3 (crs.)

                                Intermediate Accounting I

                                This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the theory and current practice of financial accounting as it pertains to the assets and the related accounts on the income statement. This course also covers the time value of money, revenue recognition principles, and preparation and analysis of the income statement and balance sheet.  Prerequisites: Acct 208 with a grade of C+ or better. Business majors who have been admitted to COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 or 400 level COB department courses, with a completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    302

                                3 (crs.)

                                Intermediate Accounting II

                                This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the theory and current practice of financial accounting as it pertains to liabilities and equity and the related accounts on the income statement.  This course also covers earnings per share, accounting changes and errors, and preparation and analysis of the statement of cash flows. Prerequisites: Accounting 301 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.  (Spring)

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    303

                                4 (crs.)

                                Cost Management

                                Fundamental principles and procedures of cost accounting including process costs and job order costs. Detailed study of indirect manufacturing cost, standard cost procedures and variance analysis. System design, budgeting and responsibility accounting are considered. Prerequisites: Acct 208 with a grade of C+ or better. Business majors who have been admitted to COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 or 400 level COB department courses, with a completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    304

                                3 (crs.)

                                Advanced Cost Management

                                Topics include cost analysis, capital budgeting, cost allocation, divisional performance, transfer pricing and cost evaluation. Quantitative methods and decision models are presented. The behavioral aspects of responsibility accounting are considered. Prerequisites: Accounting 303 with a grade of C or better and Business 341. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.  (Spring)

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    305

                                3 (crs.)

                                Accounting Information Systems

                                This course deals with the design, use, and management of information systems that support the financial and managerial accounting functions of modern organizations. Topics include organization of accounting systems, principals of systems design and documentation, transaction processing and data storage, internal controls, system security, auditing of information systems, and reporting systems. Prerequisites: Business 311 and Accounting 301. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    401

                                3 (crs.)

                                Auditing

                                Basic auditing concepts and developments and their application to the examination, evaluation, and reporting of financial data. Theoretical topics include: auditing standards, evidence, ethics, statistical sampling, computerized systems, legal responsibilities, reports and procedures. Prerequisites: Accounting 302 with a grade of (C) or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. (Spring)

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    403

                                3 (crs.)

                                Federal Income Taxation

                                This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the federal income taxation.  An overview of the sources and basic framework of federal income tax law is provided followed by concepts of filing status, exemptions, income recognition, exclusions, business and personal expenses, and credits. The basics of property transactions and cost recovery are also covered.  Tax research will also be introduced. Prerequisites: Accounting 301 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.(Fall)

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    404

                                3 (crs.)

                                Advanced Federal Income Taxation

                                This course is continuation of Bus 403 Federal Income Taxation.  Coverage includes taxation of regular corporations, subchapter-S corporations and partnerships.  A brief introduction to international transactions will be provided as well as an introduction to the federal estate and gift taxes. Prerequisites: Accounting 403 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. (Spring)

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    405

                                3 (crs.)

                                Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting

                                Concepts of fund accounting, planning, budgeting and controlling the operations of governmental units and not-for-profit entities. Includes the study of internal control and operational audits. Prerequisites: Accounting 302 with grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. (Fall)

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    406

                                3 (crs.)

                                International Accounting

                                This course considers the cultural genesis of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and compare and contrasts financial reporting in the United States of America (FASB) with IFRS. Meets College of Business Global Knowledge Requirement (GKR) and Global Scholar (GS). Prerequisite: ACCT 302

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    407

                                3 (crs.)

                                Fraud Examination

                                This course offers a student an introduction to the definition of fraud and methods of detection and prevention. Prerequisites: Accounting 301 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    408

                                3 (crs.)

                                Advanced Accounting

                                Advanced accounting theory and practice placing emphasis upon the recent areas of interest including business combinations and consolidation statements. Prerequisites: Accounting 302 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    409

                                1 - 3 (crs.)

                                Topics in Accounting

                                Current accounting topics will be studied. Students are allowed to enroll in this course multiple times for credit, subject to a difference in topics among the multiple enrollments. Topics will reflect current relevant trends in accounting today. Prerequisites will be determined by the topics offered (see advisor).

                                 

                                 

                                Accounting    474

                                3 - 6 (crs.)

                                Accounting Honors Thesis

                                Thesis project will presume a significant project in the student's major field of study (e.g. a written project or consequence or software with important output). Proposals must show clear promise of thesis level work and be sponsored by a faculty member in the student's major. These, in turn, should be submitted to the Accounting Department Chair who will assign a faculty mentor (who may or may not be the sponsoring faculty member) and College Undergraduate Director (who has final authority for approval and final determination of units (cr.)). Prerequisite: Senior standing and good standing in The Honors College. Bus majors who have been admitted the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, if they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPS of 2.5. This course meets University Honors thesis requirement.


                                Business Courses (28)

                                Business    150

                                3 (crs.)

                                A Community History of Business (XS)(SS)

                                In one form or another, we have been doing "business' for thousands of years. Some aspects of business are unchanged - businesses provide goods and services to their communities. But the potter sitting in a market in Babylon would be unlikely to recognize the ceramics being mass produced and shipped around the globe, each including a bar code or RF tag to monitor their movement through a global logistics network. Similarly the small business man of Rome would be unfamiliar with the community expectations we now have for our business leaders. In this course students will review the historic role of business in many communities and will research the civic engagement of business in a particular community of their choosing.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    198

                                3 (crs.)

                                Introduction to Business

                                The course is designed as an introductory course for all students interested in learning more about business.  Students will be exposed to many different aspects of the world of business.  A primary objective of the course is to broaden both the interests and horizons of early level university students toward understanding the dynamics of business and business careers.  Lectures, readings, presentations by guest speakers, videos, etc. will be utilized to facilitate student's learning.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    204

                                4 (crs.)

                                Essentials of Financial and Managerial Accounting

                                This course introduces students to the principles of 1) financial accounting and the preparation, interpretation and analysis of general purpose financial statements for parties external to the organization, and 2) management accounting, the use of accounting information for planning and control, decision making, and the costing of organizational activities. The emphasis is on the use of accounting information rather than the creation of that information. Financial and managerial accounting are covered in roughly equal proportions. Prerequisites:  Mathematics 103 or PBIS 187, 188, or 189, or placement into or completion of higher level math, 24 units (crs.), 2.0 GPA, and Business 198 or concurrent enrollment.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    206

                                2 (crs.)

                                Essentials of Financial Accounting

                                This course provides an introduction to the principles of financial accounting and the preparation, interpretation and analysis of general purpose financial statements for parties external to the organization. Prerequisites: Mathematics 103 or PBIS 187, 188 or 189, or placement into or completion of higher level math, 24 units (crs), 2.0 GPA.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    207

                                2 (crs.)

                                Essentials of Managerial Accounting

                                This course introduces students to the principles of management accounting, the use of accounting information for planning and control, decision making, and the costing of organizational activities. Prerequisite: Business 206 with a grade of C or better (or concurrent enrollment in Business 206 in same semester but not in same 7-week session.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    210

                                3 (crs.)

                                Computer Literacy

                                This course is designed to prepare students to be able to use management information systems and to understand their basic concepts.  Topics include: the use of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh computer facilities, data processing concepts, hardware concepts, software concepts, and system design and analysis concepts.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    231

                                3 (crs.)

                                Personal Finance (GE)

                                A study of the major financial decisions encountered by individuals. Subjects covered are: budgeting, use of credit, automobile and consumer durables, insurance, the housing decision, taxes, retirement planning, estate transfer and investments. Each subject is analyzed within the context of a comprehensive framework of personal financial planning. (May not be taken as a major elective by business students).

                                 

                                 

                                Business    259

                                3 (crs.)

                                Predictably Misbehaving: Behavioral Economics and Society (XS)

                                This course explores the ways individuals systematically deviate from rational economic behavior and why it causes suboptimal outcomes in our communities. We will ask questions about how this irrational behavior shapes business, consumer behavior, government, philanthropy, the environment, and our personal lives. Our focus will be on studying various public policies while also considering the ethical implications of these policies.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    275

                                3 (crs.)

                                Sustainability: The 21st Century Business Strategy (SS)(XS)

                                This course addresses the concept of sustainability with a focus on strategy for organizations. Emphasis is on the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental perspectives and how the strategy of an organization impacts each of these areas on a micro and macro level, both short and long-term. A substantial portion of the course surrounds a Community Experience with a Community Partner. This experience will involve application of course materials to a major issue our partner is facing.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    284

                                1 (crs.)

                                Professional Skills in Business

                                Students will develop resumes, cover letters, participate in mock interviews and develop professional business skills. In addition, students will conduct career exploration in a variety of ways. This course is designed to prepare students to succeed in a professional business environment after graduation as well as better prepare them for their internship experiences. This course is required prior to admittance to the College of Business and is suggested to be taken the semester immediately before admittance. Prerequisites: Completion of 36 credits including either Economics 204 or 206 and a combined GPA of 2.4. Special course fees may apply.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    300

                                0 (crs.)

                                Professional Experience in Business

                                Professional Experience in Business is a graduation requirement for the College of Business. It involves the student's having a practical work or training experience of sufficient duration that allows the student to understand basic skills or principles required to be qualified for an entry-level professional position following graduation. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 Pass/Fail course.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    311

                                3 (crs.)

                                Essentials of Information Systems

                                This course provides students with an understanding of the revolution in information technology (IT) and its strategic and operational impact on organizations. Students get significant hands-on experience in current business technologies. Examples of topics covered include the strategic use of IT, The operational impact of IT, development and acquisition of business systems, IT infrastructure, and IT management issues. Prerequisites: 44 credits completed and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    320

                                3 (crs.)

                                Essentials of Law for Business

                                This course primarily examines selected areas of law that affect business. The legal subject matter includes the legal system, civil and criminal law, law of business organizations, statutes regulating business entities, laws affecting business transactions. Additionally, the course includes laws affecting international business and ethics as applied to business. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    321

                                3 (crs.)

                                Business Law I

                                This course primarily involves an in-depth study of contract law under common law and sales of goods as regulated by Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code. The U.C.C. topics include: transfer of title, risk of loss, warranties, performance and discharge. Secondarily, this course covers, in varying scope: personal and real property, bailments, insurance, estates and trusts, and ethics. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. (Fall)

                                 

                                 

                                Business    322

                                3 (crs.)

                                Business Law II

                                This course primarily involves an in-depth study of commercial paper (e.g. promissory notes and checks), agency law, general and limited partnerships, corporate law, secured transactions, bankruptcy and accountant's legal liability.  Articles III, IV and IX of the Uniform Commercial Code are applied in this course.  Secondarily, this course covers some government regulation of business areas and international law. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. 422/622 (Spring)

                                 

                                 

                                Business    331

                                3 (crs.)

                                Essentials of Finance

                                A study of the financial decision-making process in business to solve problems and identify business opportunities in a global environment. Students learn to use financial tools (e.g. financial statement, time value of money, cash flow and risk and return analysis) to make optimal capital budgeting, dividend, and capital structure decisions. Prerequisites: Business 204, OR Business 201 and 202 or Business 206 and 207 or Business 201 and 207. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    332

                                3 (crs.)

                                Honors: Business Finance

                                A study of the financial decision-making in business to solve problems and identify business opportunities in a global environment. Students learn to use financial tools (e.g. financial statement analysis, time value of money, cash flow analysis, and risk and return analysis) to make capital budgeting and working-capital decisions. Prerequisites: Business 204. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    341

                                3 (crs.)

                                Essentials of Operations Management

                                This course is an overview of production and service management, including supply chain management, production and capacity planning, quality and productivity, process selection, facility location and layout, purchasing, inventory planning, scheduling, just-in-time, and project management. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line of sustainability (people, planet and profit). Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    351

                                3 (crs.)

                                Essentials of Organizational Behavior

                                This course seeks to introduce the student to issues relating to the management of people in organizations. Behavior is sought to be understood in the light of empirical and theoretical research and to relate such understanding to the management of organizations. Human behavior is considered a function of individual, group and organization dynamics. Concepts and practices related to motivation, perception, intra-group and inter-group dynamics, team management, leadership, communication, decision-making, organizational design, and organizational culture will be explored. These concepts will also be discussed in light of their many applications in human resource management and other relevant business disciplines and topics.  Prerequisites:  Admission to the College of Business, or a 2.5 combined GPA and completion of 44 credits including Econ 106 or 204 or 206. NOTE: This change corresponds to a change in the Economics course sequence.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    361

                                3 (crs.)

                                Essentials of Human Resource Management

                                This course covers various concepts and theories related to human resources management (HRM) functions such as human resource planning, the legal environment, planning and forecasting, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, reward systems, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and international HRM.  Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business, or a 2.5 combined GPA and completion of 44 credits including Econ 106 or 204 or 206.  NOTE: This change corresponds to a change in the Economics course sequence.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    370

                                3 (crs.)

                                Honors: Introduction to Marketing

                                Accelerated introduction to marketing for university honors students and other students who wish to apply. This course covers a survey of marketing topics applicable to profit and non-profit organizations. The marketing variables of product, price, promotion and channels are treated as decisions to be determined by the marketing manager. Other topics include environmental factors, international marketing, and consumer and organizational buying behavior. Prerequisite: 54 credits and consent of instructor.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    371

                                3 (crs.)

                                Essentials of Marketing

                                Topics reflect decisions businesses make such as how to segment markets and target groups of buyers, what products/services to develop, how to set prices, how to advertise and promote products/services, and how to get products/services to customers. Other issues discussed include personal selling, market research, market strategy, and how people buy. Several applied assignments exist, both qualitative and quantitative. Students entering the course are expected to have good algebra and other basic math skills; knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a plus. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    389

                                3 (crs.)

                                Quantitative Business Analysis

                                The focus of this course is the principles, concepts, and techniques of electronic spreadsheets and the use of electronic spreadsheets in applied quantitative business analysis. The course is a hands-on applications course using the statistical concepts developed in Economics 210. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    391

                                1 - 3 (crs.)

                                Independent Study

                                See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    402

                                3 (crs.)

                                Enterprise Risk Management

                                This course is a capstone experience open to any business major which provides an introduction to the integrative discipline of Enterprise Risk Management. Integral to a successful business is the ability to analyze and prepare for threats to the successful accomplishment of an entity's business objectives. This course will guide you through the development of an Enterprise Risk Management plan sufficient to prepare you to be an effective member of a risk management team. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior standing (last semester of enrollment), and completion or enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study), or Business 492 (Internship Course) AND have submitted a graduate application.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    442

                                1 - 6 (crs.)

                                Business Cooperative Study

                                Full-time, off-campus experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Co-ops give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. Prerequisites: Completion of Business 284 and Business majors who have been admitted to the COB.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    450

                                3 (crs.)

                                Environmental Management

                                This course introduces the natural environment as a component of the business decision making process. Topics include life cycle planning, sustainable development, environmental auditing, environmental partnerships, design and technology, greening the supply chain environmental strategy. Cases are utilized to examine practical questions that managers confront. Cross-listed with Business 450. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    451

                                3 (crs.)

                                Business and Society

                                The identification and assessment of forces that have shaped the relationships between business and society. Moral and ethical questions are addressed. Prerequisites: Business 352. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5

                                 

                                 

                                Business    453

                                3 (crs.)

                                Managing Change

                                This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of how to both identify strategic changes that are desirable for an organization and how to implement those changes. Students will develop a change management plan. Specific topics include: strategic planning, developing a change management plan, overcoming resistance to change, managing cultural change and helping organizations become more change friendly. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior standing (last semester of enrollment), AND completion or concurrent enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study), OR Business 492 (Internship Course), AND have submitted a graduation application.  All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5

                                 

                                 

                                Business    454

                                3 (crs.)

                                Managing the Family and Closely-Held Business

                                This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of how managing a FCHB is unique in terms of both the internal dynamics of a family held business and from multiple functional perspectives: strategy, marketing, human resources, finance, and accounting. Students will develop a plan for a specific FCHB. This course meets the capstone requirement in Business. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior standing (last semester of enrollment), Completion or concurrent enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study) OR Business 492, (Internship Course) AND have submitted a graduation application. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5

                                 

                                 

                                Business    455

                                3 (crs.)

                                Strategic Management

                                An integrative senior-level application of the theories of functional business areas to decision making and policy formulation in organization-wide situations. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior Standing (last semester of enrollment), Completion or concurrent enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study) OR Business 492, (Internship Course) AND have submitted a graduate application. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5

                                 

                                 

                                Business    474

                                3 - 6 (crs.)

                                Honors Thesis

                                Honors Thesis project will presume a significant project in the student's major field of study (e.g. a written project of consequence or software with important output). Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be sponsored by a faculty member in the student's major. These, in turn, should be submitted to the Undergraduate Student Programs Process Director, who has final authority for approval and final determination of units (crs.).  Prerequisites: The Honors College and senior standing. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    477

                                3 (crs.)

                                Business Growth and Development

                                This course is designed to satisfy the College of Business culminating experience requirement. Open to all College of Business students, the course is structured in a manner that will enhance each person's ability to understand business at a more holistic level. Students will gain insights about the many interdependencies that link the different functional areas of business together and will learn how to perform a comprehensive business/market analysis (with emphasis placed on identifying external opportunities and threats). This type of analysis is critical to strategic planning and requires some skill at correctly identifying and defining various issues, analyzing their nature, developing potential courses of action and then implementing "vest" practices/solutions. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior standing (last semester of enrollment), and completion or enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study), OR Business 492 (Internship Course) AND have submitted a graduate application. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    480

                                3 (crs.)

                                Topics in International Business

                                This course will present a study of selected, current relevant international business topics.  Students are allowed to enroll in this course twice for credit, subject to a difference in topics between the two enrollments. Topics will stress the opportunities and risks from organizations doing business internationally, how the international business practices differ from domestic business practices, or how business is conducted internationally compared to domestic standards. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    486

                                3 (crs.)

                                Student Consulting Practicum

                                The student consulting practicum offers confidential business assistance to local companies.  The program is specifically designed to 1) provide top College of Business students an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom and 2) provide area businesses with high quality solutions to current business problems.  Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA and consent of instructor. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior Standing (last semester of enrollment), Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study) OR Business 492 (Internship Course), AND have submitted a graduate application. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    488

                                1 (crs.)

                                IWM Portfolio Seminar

                                Every student in the IWM major is required to develop a digital portfolio that documents significant work they have created throughout their studies. This course is led by an instructor who serves mostly as an advisor to students on how to complete their portfolios, as well as evaluate their content for assessment purposes. That instructor will involve advisory board members and other faculty members in the evaluation. Prerequisites: Senior standing (last semester of enrollment); official GPA of 2.5 or better, or Business majors who have been admitted to the COB; completion or concurrent enrollment in Business 492 (Internship) or 442 (Business Cooperative Study) or Journalism 427 (Internship) or Computer Science 399 (Internship) AND have submitted a graduation application. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    490

                                3 (crs.)

                                Business Topics

                                Current business topics will be studied. Students are allowed to enroll in this course twice for credit, subject to a difference in topics between the two enrollments. Topics will reflect current relevant trends in business today. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    491

                                1 - 3 (crs.)

                                Independent Study

                                See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Business    492

                                0 - 3 (crs.)

                                Business Administration Internship

                                Experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.  Prerequisites: Completion of Business 284 and Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5

                                 

                                 

                                Business    494

                                1 - 3 (crs.)

                                International Business Study Tour

                                Requirements for study tours includes: (1) travel to various countries directed by business faculty members to provide students direct contact with economic and business issues in other societies. (2) reading background material; (3) attendance at classes; (4) participating in field lectures; (5) writing a report and/or other assignments. For graduate credit, an additional research assignment, paper or project is also required. Course may be repeated for up to 6 total credits IF the student travels to different countries. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor (for undergraduate credit). Admission to full standing in the MBA program and consent of instructor (for graduate credit). All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 494/694

                                 

                                Economics (36)

                                Economics    106

                                3 (crs.)

                                General Economics (SS)(XS)

                                Analysis of some of the major current issues in the American economy undertaken after a historical survey of the emergence of modern economic institutions. Not open to students with either Economics 206, 207, 208 or 209.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    110

                                3 (crs.)

                                Economics in Wisconsin (SS)(XS)

                                This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts in both micro and macroeconomics. Students then apply those concepts to explain economic current events and policies affecting Wisconsinites and the state of Wisconsin and discuss logical ideas for improving economic well-being.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    204

                                3 (crs.)

                                Principles of Macroeconomics (SS)(XS)

                                Economic role of the government sector; government expenditures and taxation; national income analysis; economic fluctuations; money and banking; economic growth; international economics. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) Math 104, 106, 108, or 204, or qualified to enroll in Math 171 via UW Placement Exam. Not open to students who have completed Economics 319-499.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    206

                                3 (crs.)

                                Principles of Microeconomics (SS)(XS)

                                Features of the American economy; demand, supply and the price system; consumer theory, theory of the firm, market structure; distribution of income; environmental and energy problems; comparative economic systems. Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) Math 104, 106, 108, or 204, or qualified to enroll in Math 171 via UW Placement Exam. Not open to students who have completed Economics 319-499.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    208

                                3 (crs.)

                                Honors: Principles of Microeconomics (SS)(XS)

                                Study of the system of production and distribution of goods and services in the American Economy. Topics include analysis of the operation of markets, consumer theory, production decisions, market structure, and the distribution of income. Emphasis is on study of economic policy and institutions. Prerequisite: Enrolled in good standing with The Honors College; prior or concurrent enrollment in Honors 175. Also concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) Math 104, 106, 108, or 204, or qualified to enroll in Math 171 via UW Placement Exam. Not open to students who have completed Economics 319-499.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    209

                                3 (crs.)

                                Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics  (SS)(XS)

                                Analysis of the factors that influence the level of employment, the rate of inflation, and the rate of growth of Gross Domestic Product. Topics include aggregate demand, aggregate supply, economic fluctuations, the role of money, fiscal and monetary policy, international trade, and productivity. Prerequisite: Enrolled in good standing with The Honors College; prior to concurrent enrollment in Honors 175. Also concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) Math 104, 106, 108, or 204, or qualified to enroll in Math 171 via UW Placement Exam. Not open to students who have completed Economics 319-499.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    210

                                3 (crs.)

                                Economic and Business Statistics (XM)(MA)

                                Descriptive methods; probability and inference; regression and correlation. Prerequisite: Mathematics 204 or 206 or 171 with a grade of C or better, or qualification for enrollment in Mathematics 171 via Math Placement exam. Not open to students who have completed Economics 472 or 473. Enrollment may be restricted to Economics and Business/Pre-Business majors.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    307

                                3 (crs.)

                                Discrimination, Gender, and the Economy

                                Analysis of the experiences of women and ethnic minorities in the economy, extending the traditional interpretations of economic issues to the unique experiences of these groups. Economic tools will be developed, and then applied to such topics as Comparable Worth, Wage Determination, Occupational Choice and Segregation, Poverty, and the Criminal Justice System. Cross-listed: Economics 307/Women's and Gender Studies/Social Justice 307. Students may receive credit for only one of the three cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Economics 106, 204, 206, 208 or 209. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    312

                                3 (crs.)

                                History of Economic Thought (SS)

                                Development of economic ideas from early mercantilistic thought through the twentieth century.  Prerequisites: Economics 106 or 204 or 206 or 208 or 209 with a grade of C or better. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    319

                                3 (crs.)

                                Economics of Less Developed Countries (NW) (GS)

                                Economic and institutional conditions of less developed countries; ideas and performance records of promoting socio-economic development. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better in both courses. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    320

                                3 (crs.)

                                Economics of the Caribbean through Service Learning (GS)

                                This course introduces the student to the social and economic characteristics of the Caribbean. In addition to lectures on the UWO campus, students will be actively involved in a community service project in a Caribbean country that addresses the development needs of this region. Prerequisites: Econ 106, 204, 206, 208, or 209.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    329

                                3 (crs.)

                                Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (SS)

                                Theory of demand; pricing and output; allocation of resources; income distribution. Prerequisite: Mathematics 171 or both Mathematics 204 and 206, and a grade of C or better in Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    331

                                3 (crs.)

                                Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (SS)

                                Fundamentals of national income and product accounting; theory of the determination of income, output, employment, interest rate and price level; survey of economic growth models; application of fiscal and monetary policy. Prerequisites: Mathematics 171 or Mathematics 204 and 206, and a grade of C or better in Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    336

                                3 (crs.)

                                Comparative Economic Systems (SS)

                                An evaluation of existing and experimental economic systems in Europe, United States of America, transition economics, China and the Third World for their potential to meet anticipated future economic problems.  Prerequisites: Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 204 or 209 with a grade of C or better. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    339

                                3 (crs.)

                                Urban and Regional Economics and Policy (SS)

                                Location theory of economic activities; economics of urban sites and regions; analysis of urban-regional problems and policies. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better in both courses. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. 339/539

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    340

                                3 (crs.)

                                Economics of Sports (SS)

                                The purpose of this class is to familiarize students with basic economic concepts as they pertain to the economics of sports.  Students will explore selected aspects of the sports business and be able to evaluate analytical arguments based on economic models as they pertain to sports issues.  An emphasis will be placed on such topics as demand, cost, franchising, stadium attendance/finance, and labor markets.  Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better both courses. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    360

                                3 (crs.)

                                Environmental Economics and Policy (SS)

                                A study of environmental problems and their causes in a free market context. Economic policy alternatives are evaluated for solving pollution and other environmental problems. Prerequisites: Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    363

                                3 (crs.)

                                Growth and Development of the U.S. Economy (SS)

                                Development of the United States economy, from its English origins to present time. Prerequisite: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better in both courses. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    368

                                3 (crs.)

                                Health Care Economics (SS)

                                A study of the economic structure of the health care industry and health care problems in the United States. Emphasis on the delivery and pricing of health care as well as alternative public policies dealing with cost and distribution problems. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better in both courses. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. 368/568

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    386

                                3 (crs.)

                                Economics of Latin America (SS)

                                This course analyzes the economic issues surrounding the economic policies and economic development of Latin American countries.  We will examine the persistent barriers to economic development in Latin America, as well as the occasional success stories.  Economic principles will be used to understand the root balance of payments difficulties, exchange rate and debt crises, hyperinflation, dollarization, and geographical and income inequalities throughout the region.  Also, the course will evaluate Latin American development policies ranging from the import-substituting industrialization policies of the 1950's to 1970's to the market-oriented reforms of the 1980's to the present.  Aid policies and international monetary institution advice and plans will be examined.  Prerequisites:  Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 204 or 209 with a grade of C or better. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    387

                                3 (crs.)

                                Economic & Social Development of Great Britain

                                This course analyzes the economic issues surrounding the economic and social development of Great Britain, focusing mainly on the areas England and Scotland.  We will examine the historic perspectives of development and how those processes still affect current day economic life in the region. Our analysis will intertwine the history of both the social and economic, using economic principles to understand the current standard of living.  We will begin our study with the ancient peoples of the area, from earliest times through the Roman occupation, the middle ages, the industrial revolution, and onward to the modern day. Prerequisites: Economics 106 or 204 or 206 or 208 or 209 with a grade of C or better. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    388

                                3 (crs.)

                                Economics of European Integration & Growth

                                This course covers the evolution of modern economic growth and development in Europe, emphasizing institutional change.  Topics will be chosen to illustrate how theoretical frameworks are essential for understanding and evaluating both the past and the past's connections to the present and future.  Prerequisites:  Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 204 or 209 with a grade of C or better. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    390

                                3 (crs.)

                                Transportation Economics (SS)

                                Analysis of organizational structures, operational characteristics, and managerial policies of railroads, motor carriers, domestic barge lines, airlines, and pipe lines. Emphasis on rates, services and public regulation. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better in both courses. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    399

                                3 (crs.)

                                Special Topics in Economics (SS)

                                The study of a current topic of Economic interest, not normally covered in our curriculum. Course details will be available in the department office.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    403

                                3 (crs.)

                                Public Sector Economics (SS)

                                Economics of federal, state and local governments; analysis of the effects of expenditures, taxes and subsidies; intergovernmental fiscal relations; efficiency and decision making in the public sector.  Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better in both courses. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. 403/603

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    405

                                3 (crs.)

                                Money and Banking (SS)

                                Monetary systems and monetary policy; emphasis on the American banking system and the Federal Reserve System.  Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better in both courses. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & Minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business dept courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    410

                                3 (crs.)

                                International Capital Markets (SS)

                                This course analyzes the economic issues and impacts of capital movements among nations.  These issues include: open macroeconomic theory and policy, capital account imbalances, financial crises, exchange rate volatility, foreign direct investment, capital controls, monetary standards, emerging country impacts of capital mobility, monetary unions, and international regulatory regimes.  Prerequisites:  Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better in both courses. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    420

                                3 (crs.)

                                International Trade (SS) (GS)

                                Analysis of international trade, including the theory of free trade, the impact of trade barriers, and international trade organizations. Analysis of the international finance system, including the balance of payments, exchange markets, and exchange rate determination. Prerequisites: Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 204 or 209 with a grade of C or better. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    421

                                3 (crs.)

                                Honors: International Trade and Finance (SS)

                                Analysis of international trade, including the theory of free trade, the impact of trade barriers, and international organizations.  Analysis of international finance system, including the balance of payments, exchange markets, and macroeconomic policy in an open economy. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208 with a grade of C or better. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. In addition, students are expected to be familiar with high school algebra and geometry because graphical analysis is very important in presenting and understanding the subject matter involved.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    431

                                3 (crs.)

                                Labor Economics (SS)

                                Analysis of the economy's labor resource. Major topics include labor markets, workforce programs, economic security arrangements, the labor movement, and collective bargaining. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better in both courses. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    433

                                3 (crs.)

                                Managerial Economics (SS)

                                This course draws heavily on marginal economic analysis, quantitative optimization techniques, and statistical procedures to help management achieve established objectives. Management objectives are studied in a framework of short run profit maximization as well as in a long run framework. This long run theory of behavior encompasses a time dimension where the primary goal of a manager becomes wealth maximization rather than short run profit maximization.  Finally, an important element in the class is the relationship between the firm and society. Managerial Economics clarifies the role firms play in society and identifies means of increasing their benefits to society.  Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208; and Economics 210 or Math 301 with a grade of C or better in each class. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    437

                                1.5 (crs.)

                                Applied Monetary Policy and Practice

                                Students will learn how to forecast macroeconomic conditions. In doing so, students will examine how consumer and business practices affect, and are in turn affected by, the current conditions and outlook for the U.S. economy. Basic statistical skills necessary to forecast macroeconomic conditions will be taught. Students will analyze how the government's monetary policy practices and government decision-making is based on such macroeconomic forecasts. As a team, the students will present a recommended macroeconomic policy to a board of economists at the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208; and Economics 305 or 331 and Economics 210 or Math 301 with a grade of C or better in each class Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or instructor consent.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    446

                                0 - 3 (crs.)

                                Independent Study (SS)

                                See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208 with a grade of C or better, Business majors; All Econ majors, who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 and consent of department chair.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    456

                                1 - 3 (crs.)

                                Related Readings (SS)

                                See Related Readings under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208 with a grade of C or better Business majors; All Econ majors, who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 and consent of department chair.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    459

                                3 (crs.)

                                Behavioral Economics (SS)

                                This course reviews recent findings in the fields of economics and psychology regarding errors in human judgment, and discusses their importance in an economic marketplace. It will increase awareness of the common flaws inherent in all humans' decision-making, but explore how "choice architects" can use this information to improve social and economic outcomes in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Economics 206 or 208 AND Economics 210 or Math 301 with a grade of C or better in each class OR Psychology 203 or Math 201 with a grade of B or better in each class.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    460

                                3 (crs.)

                                Natural Resource Economics (SS)

                                An application of microeconomic principles to optimum use of land, water, energy, and other more specific resources. Alternative public policies are evaluated for the solution of resource allocation problems. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, with a grade of C or better in both courses, and completion of either Math 171, or both Math 204 and Math 206. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    466

                                3 (crs.)

                                Industrial Organization (SS)

                                Regulatory and promotional policies and programs of the Federal Government affecting the operation of the market system. Prerequisites: Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 204 or 209 with a grade of C or better. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    471

                                3 (crs.)

                                Introduction to Mathematical Economics (SS)

                                The application of mathematical tools to economics with emphasis on the description and use of the tools; mathematical models of decision making and optimization. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208, and Economics 329 and 331, with a grade of B or better in each class, and completion of the mathematics requirement for economics majors Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. and permission of instructor. 471/671

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    472

                                3 (crs.)

                                Time Series Analysis and Forecasting

                                This class introduces a variety of methods to analyze time-series data and generate statistical forecasts. Analytical techniques such as seasonal and weighted averaging, exponential smoothing and auto-regressive moving averages will be studied. Students will work with computer software applications of real world economic and business problems to aid in development of decision-making skills. Prerequisites: Economics 210 or Math 301, with a grade of C or better. Business majors; Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    473

                                3 (crs.)

                                Econometric Methods (SS)

                                An introduction to the statistical regression techniques widely used by researchers in Economics and Business Finance. Single and multiple regression of time-series and cross sectional data. Prerequisites: Economics 204 or 209 and Economics 206 or 208; and Economics 210 or Math 301 with a grade of C or better in each class. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. 473/673

                                 

                                 

                                Economics    474

                                1 - 6 (crs.)

                                Honors: Honors Thesis (SS)

                                Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study e.g. a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production. Proposals (attached to Independent Study contract) must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be 'Honors Thesis.' Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty.  Prerequisites: The Honors College and junior standing.  Economics 206 or 208 and Economics 204 or 209 with a grade of C or better. Admitted Business majors; Admitted Econ Bus majors, Econ COLS majors & minors. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Maximum of 6 units (crs.).

                                 

                                 

                                Finance Courses (62)

                                Finance    320

                                3 (crs.)

                                Real Estate Finance

                                This course involves a study of investments in real estate including the economics of the real estate market, investment strategy, risk and return analysis, financial leverage, investment analysis, mortgage underwriting, and the secondary mortgage market. This course also includes application of the time value of money, discounted cash flow models, cash flow projections, and financial analysis. Prerequisites: Business 331 with a grade of "C" or better and Business 389 with a grade of "C" or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    326

                                3 (crs.)

                                Real Estate Principles

                                A study of the acquisition, use, control, transfer, taxation, and legal aspects of real estate. Real estate (also called realty or real property) deal with land and building. This course includes application of legal principles to real estate. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    333

                                3 (crs.)

                                Financial Markets

                                A study of the financial system of the United States and other countries. Topics in this course include financial markets, financial securities such as financial derivatives, financial institutions, laws and regulations. The course examines the role and operation of financial markets to raise and allocate scarce capital resources. The course also examines how interest rates are determined and the effects of the Federal Reserve and Treasury policies on the financial system. Prerequisites: Business 389 with a grade of "C" or better and Business 331 with a grade of "C" or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    334

                                3 (crs.)

                                Investment Management

                                A study of investment and portfolio management theories and concepts used to identify investment opportunities in global financial markets. Attention is centered on the analysis of the risk-return characteristics of investment vehicles including financial derivatives. Prerequisites: Business 389 with a grade of "C" or better and Business 331 with a grade of "C" or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    335

                                3 (crs.)

                                International Business Finance

                                A study of international financial theory, markets and instruments used in the management of the investing and the financing of a global business. The course includes application of currency forecasting, speculation and hedging to international investing and financing decisions. Prerequisites: Business 389 with a grade of "C" or better and Business 331 with a grade of "C" or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    340

                                3 (crs.)

                                Risk Management and Insurance

                                An introductory study of the risk management process and the importance of insurance as a method of handling risk. This course is designed to generate an aware of the nature of risk, its effects on individual and business decisions, and the methods available for treating risk. Course content includes property insurance, auto insurance, life and health insurance, workers compensation and employee benefits. Relationships between risk management and other functional areas of business are also considered. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. In addition, the student must have completed any one of the following courses by earning a C or better: Bus 331, Econ 210, Math 171, or Math 201.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    351

                                3 (crs.)

                                Financial Planning and Risk Management

                                A risk management approach to the financial uncertainty of individuals and households. This includes the use of insurance for autos, homes, life, disability, and health. Personal financial plans in the areas of annuities, retirement accounts and social security to meet individual needs. Financial planning strategies to mitigate risks and to exploit the upside of risk for the individual. Prerequisites: Business 331 with a grade of "C" or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    431

                                3 (crs.)

                                Financial Statement Analysis

                                A study of the financial theory and applications used in the day-to-day management of a business and its financial statements in a global environment. The course is focused on the analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, and the decision-making process of managing growth. Prerequisites: Accounting 208, Business 389, Business 331 with a grade of "C" or better in each course. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    433

                                3 (crs.)

                                Management of Financial Institutions

                                The application of the decision-making process of depository institutions such as commercial banks, thrifts, and credit unions in global financial markets. Key topics include analyzing bank performance, asset and liability management, managing interest rate risk, financial innovations, and the role of financial institutions in capital formation. Prerequisites: Accounting 208 and Business 331 with a grade of "C" or better in each course and Finance 333. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    434

                                3 (crs.)

                                Security Analysis

                                The application of valuation models to global investment opportunities. Students are required to obtain, organize, and analyze internal and external data as it relates to the management of an investment portfolio. Prerequisites: Accounting 208 with a grade of "C" or better and Finance 334. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    436

                                3 (crs.)

                                Advanced Financial Management

                                A study of the financial theory and applications used in business investment, financing, and dividend decision in a global environment. The course employs the case study pedagogy requiring students to analyze business situations and make business investment, financing, and dividend decisions using problem solving techniques and critical thinking. Prerequisites: Accounting 208 with a "C" or better and Finance 333 and Finance 334.Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    438

                                3 (crs.)

                                Student-Managed Endowment Fund

                                Students manage numerous endowment fund portfolios. The seminar provides students the opportunity to evaluate a variety of financial assets and to implement an investment strategy to an actual institutional portfolio. As a team, students make investment decisions based on each fund's investment policy statement. Prerequisite: Application and consent of finance faculty. Course is repeatable.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    440

                                3 (crs.)

                                Business Risk Management and Insurance

                                A risk management approach to the financial uncertainty of business. This includes liability insurance for business, employee benefits (workers compensation and social security), pension and group insurance, and self-insurance for property liability losses. Prerequisites: Finance 340, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    441

                                3 (crs.)

                                Advanced Risk Management

                                Study of Risk recognition, risk control, and risk control, and risk financing techniques used to achieve basic organizational goals such as profit maximization, earnings stability, and growth. Course reviews identifying and analyzing the loss exposures, developing alternative techniques for treating each exposure with emphasis on risk control, risk financing, and operations of insurance firms. Case studies are used to provide insight to the risk management process. Prerequisites: Finance 340, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    442

                                3 (crs.)

                                Financial Mathematics

                                This is an introductory course in Financial. This course examines the actuarial valuation of cash flows related to insurance contracts, the concept of the force of interest, stochastic valuation of financial assets, and applied financial modeling. Prerequisites: Math 301 or Econ 210 or (Math 201 with B or better). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. or consent of instructor.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    443

                                1.5 (crs.)

                                Actuarial Science Lab I - Probability

                                This is an applied course in financial probability related to actuarial science. The purpose of this course is to develop knowledge of the fundamental probability tools for quantitatively assessing risk. The application of these tools to problems encountered in actuarial science is emphasized. Prerequisite: Math 401, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5, or consent of instructor.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    444

                                1.5 (crs.)

                                Actuarial Science Lab II - Financial Mathematics

                                This is an introductory course in Financial Mathematics applications. This course examines applied problems related to the actuarial valuation of cash flows related to insurance contracts, the concept of the force of interest, stochastic valuation of financial assets, and applied financial modeling. Students work detailed financial mathematics problems. Prerequisites: Finance 442, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or consent of instructor.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    445

                                3 (crs.)

                                Insurance Company Operations

                                Insurance companies and providers are subject to very specific state regulations; these regulations define how operations are conducted. Students will understand the structure of an insurance company and the interdependencies between various operational divisions. Emphasis is placed on the fine line between regulatory compliance and meeting organizational goals. Prerequisites: FIN 340

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    451

                                3 (crs.)

                                Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning

                                This course integrates concepts from financial planning and employee benefits to educate individuals about retirement and benefits decisions they will be making throughout their lives. Coverage includes features of employer, individual, and social plans. Prerequisites: Business 331 and Business 361 each with a grade of C or better, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Finance    461

                                1 - 3 (crs.)

                                Seminar in Finance

                                A seminar on the application of the concepts and techniques of financial management to business organizations. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                A study of the financial theory and applications used in the day-to-day management of a business and its financial statements in a global environment. The course is focused on the analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, and the decision-making process of managing growth. Prerequisites: Accounting 208, Business 389, Business 331 with a grade of "C" or better in each course. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                Information System Courses (64)

                                Information Systems    151

                                3 (crs.)

                                Creating the Digital Future (GE)

                                This course explores the impact of emerging interactive technologies on business and society from social, economic, technical, legal, creative, and entrepreneurial perspectives. It provides an overview of the myriad of issues surrounding the introduction of new mobile, collaborative, social networking technologies, and their assimilation into society and commerce. The course will involve significant hands-on work. Specific topics to be covered in the course include: information security and privacy, new ways of organizing work and supporting collaboration, use of interactive technologies to support marketing and advertising, creation of new high-tech businesses, and the impact of emerging technologies on users.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    201

                                3 (crs.)

                                Introduction to Business Application Development

                                This course is designed for students interested in developing applications in the web, mobile and desktop environments, and provides the necessary foundational programming knowledge using the C# (C sharp) programming language. The course also introduces students to the graphical user interface options available in the Microsoft.Net (Dot Net) environment. The concepts covered include event-driven programming, arrays, collections, introduction to data maintenance using files and databases, and program design for maintainability. The course work involves significant hands-on work in the Visual Studio environment. Students are expected to have the ability to think logically. Prerequisite: Math 104 or 106 or 108 or 171 or 204 or 206; Students that have successfully completed Computer Science 271 may NOT take this course.  (Spring)

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    230

                                3 (crs.)

                                Networking Hardware Technology

                                This course covers networking topics including the OSI model, local area and wide area networking. Also focuses on assigning network addresses and configuring network devises including Cisco routers and switches. Includes considerable hands-on learning activities and helps prepare learner for the Cisco CCNA exam. The course is not available from UW Oshkosh. It must be taken as 10-150-116 from Fox Valley Technical Institute and transferred here.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    231

                                3 (crs.)

                                Advanced Networking Hardware Technology

                                This course covers advanced networking topics including how routing tables are created, configuring static routes, implementing a classless IP addressing scheme, and configuring RIPv1, single area OSPF, and EIGRP operations in a small routed network. Includes considerable hands-on learning activities and helps prepare learner for the Cisco CCNA exam. The course is not available from UW Oshkosh. It must be taken as 10-150-122 from Fox Valley Technical Institute and transferred here.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    232

                                3 (crs.)

                                Virtualization Technologies

                                This course introduces students to virtualization technologies including VMware, Citrix and Microsoft Hyper-V. Hands-on lab activities will be used to install and configure each virtualized environment. The course is not available from UW Oshkosh. It must be taken as 10-150-105 from Fox Valley Technical Institute and transferred here.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    314

                                3 (crs.)

                                Systems Analysis and Design

                                This course is a study of the process of developing information systems.  Students will learn requirements specifications, systems modeling, and systems design techniques in the Systems Development Life Cycle.  Object-oriented approaches and techniques include UML will be emphasized.  Structured approaches and techniques such as Data Flow Diagrams will also be introduced.  A major component of the course is the analysis and design of a business system as a term project. Prerequisites: At least concurrent enrollment in Business 311, or at least concurrent enrollment in Computer Science 271 with a grade of C, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    315

                                3 (crs.)

                                Database Systems in Business

                                This course is a study of database systems in the context of their use in business to support information systems and decision-making.  The course places special emphasis on data access using SQL and includes application development using a commercial database management system such as Oracle and SQL Server.  Other topics include database concepts, data modeling, database design and development, administration of database systems, and technologies. Prerequisites: Business 311 OR Computer Science 271 with a C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    316

                                3 (crs.)

                                Networking and Data Communications

                                As companies increasingly rely on their data networks for essential communication both internally and externally, understanding and managing those networks and other IT infrastructure elements becomes essential for both IS professionals as well as managers in general. This course introduces students to professional and modern data communication technologies. We study all aspects of data communication through lecture, discussion, presentations, and hands-on activities. Includes coverage of TCP/IP, the OSI model, Ethernet, wireless networks, the Internet, network topology, common networking services (email, web, ftp, etc.), as well as emerging technologies. Data security plays a prominent role in the course. Through this course, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to understand, design, manage, and specify corporate networking solutions. Prerequisites: Business 311 or Computer Science 221 with a C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    318

                                3 (crs.)

                                Agile Application Development C#

                                Using agile management technologies, students learn to build simple web apps using C#. As an intermediate programming class, the focus is on high-level object oriented concepts, as well as taking advantage of ASP.Net class libraries to design, build, and test web systems. Prerequisites: Info Sys 201 with a (C) or Computer Science 221 with a (C) or better, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    350

                                3 (crs.)

                                E-Commerce Technology Management

                                This course seeks to provide students with a hands-on learning experience with a focus on building and managing E-Commerce solutions. Students will explore common design patterns and technology management practices pertaining to: Agile development principles, web site and mobile app prototyping, database design and development (using MySQL), web application development (using PHP), traditional web hosting and cloud hosting solutions (using Azure), E-Commerce platform selection strategies, E-Business strategies, Mobile Commerce, and Social Commerce. Additional topics covered in this class include: IT Infrastructure and Networking technologies (CDNs, Loading-Balancers, Routers, etc.), Internet Security, Ethics and Privacy, Payment Solutions, Web Analytics, Machine Learning in E-Business, and E-Commerce platform integrations (involving Affiliates, ERPs, EDWs, CRMs, and more). Prerequisites: Business 311 and Computer Science 125. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    352

                                3 (crs.)

                                Technology Innovation

                                This course explores innovation of new technologies to provide students with an understanding of how technologies emerge and are adopted, how innovations works in practice, and why some technologies are more successful and are adopted faster than others, as well as the business implications for established companies and new entrants. This will also include discussion of the relative advantages and disadvantages of being an early adopter vs. a laggard in adopting new technologies. The course will also give students an opportunity to explore new and emerging technologies that may become important in the marketplace over the next few years. Prerequisites: Business 311 and Info Sys 151. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    410

                                3 (crs.)

                                Software Design & Development

                                This course is a study of design and development of business applications using visual programming. Topics include software development using Visual Basic.Net at an intermediate level, data access and integration, object-oriented programming in VB.Net, software design in event-driven programming, and GUI design.  Prerequisites:  Info Sys 314, 315 or Computer Science 361 (concurrent enrollment allowed), Computer Science 142 and Computer Science 221. A substitution may be granted for Computer Science 142 if a student has completed Computer Science 262 and demonstrates knowledge of introductory level VB Net to the MIS faculty. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    417

                                3 (crs.)

                                Information Systems Strategy and Management

                                This course is the capstone course for the IS major.  The focus of the course is all aspects of management in the IS function including IS strategy, information resource management, IS service management, investment evaluation and personnel management. As a capstone, a major component is the analysis, design, and implementation of a real-world project using proper project management techniques. Prerequisites: Completion of Info Sys 314, 315, 316, and 318.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    432

                                3 (crs.)

                                Agile Web Design and Development

                                Learn to create exciting web 2.0 apps that can be turned into businesses. In this class you will study advanced web technologies like HTML 5, CSS, database programming, XML, web services, and ASP.Net to help you create advanced and interactive websites Using modern agile project management techniques, you will work on a project with a small group of fellow students to create your own website that has the potential to be turned into the foundation for the real business. Prerequisites: (Info Sys 315 or Computer Science 361) and (Info Sys 318 or Computer Science 221). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    433

                                3 (crs.)

                                Mobile Application Development

                                Learn to create and sell mobile applications for smart phones! In this class you will learn to design the user interface; use the phone's location (GPS), camera, communication, and other sensors; create and access the phone's data storage, and build intelligence into the app to create fun and useful applications. This class requires programming skills. Prerequisites: (Info Sys 315 or Comp Sci 361) and (Info Sys 318 or Comp Sci 262). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    445

                                3 (crs.)

                                Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

                                Through hands-on-interaction with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, case studies, and guest speakers, students will understand the software selection process, business process impacts, ERP benefits, and total costs of ownership for selecting and implementing an ERP system. In addition, students will use the system to gain a basic understanding of key ERP modules. Prerequisites:  Business 311. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    446

                                3 (crs.)

                                Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Configuration and Implementation

                                This course focuses on setting up an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for use in a global organization. Students learn how to configure the system to support a global organization with multiple companies. Concepts, issues, current trends, and decision-making are addressed through a cross-functional view of the enterprise. Project management skills are enhanced as the students work in cross-functional teams in order to configure and use a multi-company ERP system through practical simulation and hands-on activities. Prerequisites: Info Sys 445. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    474

                                3 - 6 (crs.)

                                H:Honors Thesis

                                Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production.) Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be Honors Thesis. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: The Honors College and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.)

                                 

                                 

                                Information Systems    481

                                3 (crs.)

                                Project Management

                                This course develops student knowledge and skills in project management as defined by the Project Management Institutes (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). In addition to discussion of project management principles, the course also provides the students with an environment in which they apply these project management skills. Prerequisite: Accepted in College of Business and completed four of six Business Essentials courses. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5



                                Management & Human Resources Courses (63)

                                Management & Human Resources    360

                                3 (crs.)

                                Engineering Project Management

                                This course is an overview of project management with an emphasis on project management in the engineering setting. It is based on the Project Management Institute's standard for project management. Topics include pre-construction planning, project scheduling systems, critical path management, risk and effects analysis, and failure modes. Prerequisites, Admission to the College of Business, declared major in Engineering Technology. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or by consent of instructor.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    369

                                1.5 (crs.)

                                Change Management

                                This course is designed to provide the skills HR managers need to help manage organizational change. The course will provide an overview of the dynamics of how change occurs in organizations. Specific topics include: overcoming resistance to change, managing cultural change and helping organizations become more change friendly. Prerequisites: Business 361, Business 351, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    372

                                3 (crs.)

                                Creativity and Innovation

                                This course is a study of creativity and innovation with respect to individuals, teams, and organizations. It employs conceptual, analytical, and experiential components to enhance individual and group creativity. A variety of design thinking tools for creative problem solving are examined and implemented. The course prepares students to partake in organizational innovation or entrepreneurial endeavors. Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5; or consent of instructor.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    373

                                3 (crs.)

                                Entrepreneurship

                                A study of analytical and conceptual skills in entrepreneurship and new venture management. Exposure will be given to a variety of environments for entrepreneurial activity including new ventures created both inside and outside of existing corporations. Specific management skills or successful entrepreneurs will be examined. Prerequisites: Minimum 6 units (crs.) of core business courses, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or consent of instructor. (Fall)

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    374

                                3 (crs.)

                                Social Entrepreneurship

                                The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the major opportunities and challenges facing social entrepreneurs and their ventures through case studies, key readings, and primary information resources. Social entrepreneurship involves using the skills and strategies of business to innovatively and sustainably solve social, environmental, and economic problems. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement entrepreneurial solutions to some of society's most vexing issues. Prerequisites: MHR 373 Entrepreneurship, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or consent.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    375

                                1.5 - 3 (crs.)

                                Global Management

                                Managers around the world are or soon will be involved to some degree in international business. The escalating level of involvement and competitiveness makes it imperative for managers to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be effective in cross-national interactions and in daily operations in foreign subsidiaries.  These skills are also necessary for large numbers of managers who do not work abroad but who need international management knowledge and skills to effectively manage the increasing levels of workforce diversity in organizations in the U.S. This course provides this essential knowledge and skills. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    382

                                3 (crs.)

                                Employee Relations

                                The relationships between management and employees, in both non-union and organized environments, including labor unions and professional associations. The course will explore: quality of work life, complaint resolution, collective bargaining issues and processes, discipline, employee rights, and methods of settling disputes. Prerequisites: Business 351 & 361, 389, must be taken with or prior to MHR 382, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    383

                                3 (crs.)

                                Human Resource Staffing and Planning

                                This course focuses on the organizational functions of staffing and planning. Topics include: Human Resource planning, employee recruitment, selection, placement, staff reductions and related legal issues. Prerequisites: Business 361, 351, and 389, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    384

                                1.5 (crs.)

                                Training and Development

                                This course is designed to prepare a student for the role of training coordinator in an organization. The course focuses on methods of identifying and meeting the human resource development needs of an organization. Methods of determining training needs, learning theory and analysis of training methods will be covered. Prerequisites: Business 361, Business 351, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    385

                                1.5 (crs.)

                                Occupational Safety and Health

                                This course is designed to help students better understand issues related to occupational safety and health. The course focuses on occupational safety and health theory, laws and regulations, management, and promotion. Students will gain familiarity with a variety of occupational safety and health hazards (e.g., ergonomic hazards, occupational stress, incivility, violence) and methods used by organizations to avoid or manage problems associated with these hazards. Prerequisites: Business 351 and Business 361. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    386

                                3 (crs.)

                                Compensation Management

                                A systematic review and analysis of organizational reward systems. Total compensation systems including the environment within which they are administered are considered along with the impact of intrinsic rewards on employee motivation. Focus will also include job analysis and performance appraisal. Prerequisites: Business 351, 361, 389, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    387

                                1.5 (crs.)

                                Benefits Administration

                                This course provides the skills needed to oversee the benefits function of an organization. The course provides an overview of the role of benefits in an organization, the integration of benefits with other forms of compensation and the design of benefits packages to support strategic objectives of the organization. The course includes a historical review of health care and an analysis of options for health care cost control. Prerequisites: Business 351, 361, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    388

                                1.5 (crs.)

                                Human Resource Information and Metrics

                                This course addresses issues associated with the management of human resources data in organizations. Topics include the selection and implementation of a human resource information system (HRIS); integrity and confidentiality of data in an HRIS; and the use of HR data in supporting managerial decisions, analyzing the performance of the HR function, and linking HR strategy to business strategy.  Prerequisites: Business 351, 361, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    389

                                3 (crs.)

                                International Human Resources Management

                                This course covers concepts and theories related to international human resource management (IHRM) functions by examining the relationship between corporate strategy and the management of global human resources. Topics include planning and forecasting global workforce needs, differences in legal and social environments, global HR. systems, comparative labor relations, human rights organizations and standards, and the impact of the global economy on HRM. Students who complete this course will improve their understanding of how excellent human resource management can improve an organization's global success as well as the human condition. Prerequisites: Business 351 and 361. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    474

                                3 - 6 (crs.)

                                Honors Thesis

                                Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production.) Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be Honors Thesis. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: The Honors College and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.)

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    475

                                3 (crs.)

                                Managing the Small Growing Business

                                The course examines the key strategic and operating concerns and approaches of owner/managers as they grow their business from new entrepreneurial ventures to strong, competitive businesses. Prerequisite: Minimum 6 units (crs.) of core business courses, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or consent of instructor. (Spring)

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    482

                                3 (crs.)

                                Topics in Human Resources Management

                                Current human resources management practices are surveyed by integrating specific organizational activities in the geographic area with guided reading and classroom study.  Advanced Human Resources Management students gain the opportunity to meet with professionals in a work setting. Prerequisites: At least two of MHR 386, 382 or 383, senior standing, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Management & Human Resources    490

                                3 (crs.)

                                Project Execution and Control

                                The primary focus of this course is identifying and managing challenges commonly seen in doing the work in projects after the project baseline has been approved. The course also covers the topics within the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) not addressed in Intro to PM. Some of the topics covered include project risk management, project cost management, project communications management, vendor management, project quality management, project change management, and project termination. Project closeout and capturing lessons learned will also be covered. Prerequisites: Admitted to COB, Business 389 and either Info Systems 481 or MHR 360. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.


                                Marketing Courses (66)

                                Marketing    110

                                1 (crs.)

                                Tips for Handling Significant Selling and Buying Experiences

                                This one-credit course helps students anticipate and navigate situations where they will make major selling and buying decisions. Content focuses on situations that involve contracts, high collar amounts, working with professional salespeople, etc. As a result of taking this course, students should be better able to navigate these situations (e.g., when leasing an apartment or buying major appliances), and become more aware of professional sales roles that might interest them. The course is co-taught by a UWO professor and sales professionals who are involved in coaching students enrolled in the university Sales Emphasis.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    331

                                3 (crs.)

                                Fundamentals of Sales

                                This course examines the role of sales in marketing and the broader company and covers the basic sales process. The focus will include identifying various types of sales positions and skills, talents and traits normally found among people who excel at those positions. Prerequisites:  Market 335 and Market 338 (co-requisites). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    335

                                3 (crs.)

                                Sales Management

                                This course examines issues related to recruiting, coaching, incentivizing and evaluating sales people. Beyond personnel activities, this course also focuses on management responsibilities such as sales forecasting, working with budgets and outsourcing. Prerequisites: Marketing 331 and Marketing 338 (co-requisites). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    338

                                3 (crs.)

                                Advanced Sales Topics

                                This course explores a wide variety of advanced sales topics including negotiations, sales math and contracts, customer relationship management, client entertainment laws and practices, tradeshows and project management. Prerequisites: Marketing 331 and 335 (co-requisites). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    363

                                3 (crs.)

                                Digital Marketing

                                This course provides an overview of the rapidly changing digital strategies organizations use to market and sell to both businesses and consumers. Topics cover the basics of internet marketing, social media marketing and mobile marketing. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    372

                                3 (crs.)

                                Retail Management

                                A managerial study of the retailing process. This course familiarizes students with the decisions involved in running a retail firm and the concepts and principles for making those decisions. Topics include store location, merchandise planning and control, pricing, promotion, store management, store layout and design, customer services. This course approaches the topics from a global perspective. Prerequisites: Business 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    373

                                3 (crs.)

                                Marketing Channels

                                This course is designed to teach students how to manage and develop effective distribution systems from suppliers to final users. Students will learn the functions of each marketing channel member including physical possession, ownership, promotion, negotiation, financing, risking, and logistic tasks. Special attention is given to the behavioral dimensions of marketing channels such as the roles, power, conflict and communication between channel members. It also discusses vertical marketing systems, franchising systems, the multi channels design, e-tailing, the channel performance measurement, and international marketing channels. Prerequisites: Business 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    374

                                3 (crs.)

                                Marketing Research

                                A study of scientific procedures applicable to marketing research. Methodological considerations include: defining the problem, determining the research design, collecting data, tabulating and analyzing data, and preparing reports.  Prerequisites: Business 371 with a grade of C+ or better and Business 389 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    375

                                3 (crs.)

                                Global Marketing (GS)

                                This course examines the challenges and opportunities of entering and operating effectively in the global markets. It analyzes the socio-cultural, political/regulatory, and economic variables in the global market and their impact on the global marketing decisions such as global entry modes, target markets, marketing objectives, product development, brand strategy, pricing strategy, marketing channels, the network of global supplies and communications strategy. Prerequisites: Business 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    376

                                3 (crs.)

                                Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications

                                This course provides a managerial examination of the role of communication within the marketing mix. Specifically, we discuss one-way communications such as advertising, sponsorship and product promotion together with the role of two-way communications using the internet and social media. Course topics include setting communication objectives, designing and executing a message strategy, using media, and developing an integrated marketing communication strategy design to connect with and motivate the consumer toward an intended action or belief.  Prerequisites: Business 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    377

                                3 (crs.)

                                Consumer Behavior

                                Factors that influence purchasing are explored. Consumers are analyzed in terms of how they form perceptions of brands, and how they use these perceptions to make purchase decisions within the problem solving process. Marketing variables are considered in terms of how they affect the consumer's perceptions and decisions. Related topics include post purchase satisfaction and brand loyalty.  Prerequisites: Business 371 and Business 389. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    378

                                3 (crs.)

                                Product Management

                                Product program development and implementation. Analysis of market factors, organizational structures, and production and procurement alternatives. A project, such as a product audit in the field, is a primary part of the course. Prerequisites: Business 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    379

                                3 (crs.)

                                Selling and Sales Management

                                A combined course in personal selling and sales force management. Motivational theories concerning the prospect provide a lead-in to a diagnostic approach for obtaining successful sales presentations. Principles of management are evaluated as they apply to the sales force. Prerequisites: Business 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    418

                                3 (crs.)

                                Marketing Analytics

                                The course provides the conceptual and technical foundations of various marketing metrics and research methods. The purpose is to help students acquire advanced marketing research skills via hands-on experience. Another major purpose of the course is to help students improve their skills and abilities in effective project management; leadership communication and presentation of ideas; integration of knowledge, critical thinking and analytical problem solving; and effective use of technology for solving business problems. This purpose will be accomplished primarily by teamwork that is required for the completion of a set of projects during the semester and a comprehensive project report, which is also presented in class as part of the final exam. Prerequisites: Econ 210 or Math 301, with grade of C or higher. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    428

                                3 (crs.)

                                Digital Marketing Analytics

                                The course provides the conceptual and technical foundations of digital marketing analytic techniques. Its primary focus is the execution and measurement of digital marketing campaigns. The course takes a strategic focus by emphasizing the importance of formulating goals/objectives/KPIs and then tracking how the marketing campaign performs according to them. The course focuses on social media, search engine optimization, and web analytics. For each of these digital avenues, students will acquire skills that will allow them to understand and execute a successful digital marketing campaign. Prerequisites: Econ 210 w/C or Math 301 w/C or Math 201 w/B or Psych 203 w/B.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    473

                                3 (crs.)

                                Marketing Strategy

                                This course focuses on development, implementation, and control of market-based strategies needed to attain and sustain an organization's competitive advantage for the objective of achieving long-run organizational goals. Instructional methods may include case studies, decision making simulations and development of a marketing plan. Prerequisites: Admission to College of Business, Business 371 and six additional credits in Marketing courses from the following: Marketing 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 379, 418, 463, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479. These prerequisites cannot be taken concurrently with 473. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    474

                                3 - 6 (crs.)

                                H:Honors Thesis

                                Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production.) Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be Honors Thesis. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: The Honors College and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.).

                                 

                                 

                                Marketing    475

                                3 (crs.)

                                Professional Purchasing Behavior

                                Professional purchasing behavior focuses on the organizational purchasing process in private and public institutions. The roles of the manager and buyer are emphasized within the context of external variables influencing supply, specification of organizational needs, selecting sources of supply, negotiating with sales people, post-purchasing vendor evaluations, planning process and relating to other functional areas. Prerequisites: Business 371 and Business 389. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.


                                Supply Chain Management Courses (69)

                                Supply Chain Management    342

                                3 (crs.)

                                Analytical Methods in Supply Chain Management

                                This course involves mathematical modeling. The types of models studied are referred to by several different terms, including operations research, management science, and quantitative methods. Specific techniques include mathematical programming (linear and integer), computer simulation, decision analysis, Little's Law, and project scheduling. These techniques are studied in the context of supply chain management applications. Formulation of models, interpretation of results, and applications are emphasized. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Prerequisite: Admission to College of Business and Business 341, Essentials of Operations Management) (may be taken concurrently) and Business 389, Quantitative Business Analysis) (may be taken concurrently). All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Supply Chain Management    343

                                3 (crs.)

                                Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems

                                A study of manufacturing planning and control systems. Topics include an overview of supply chain management, manufacturing strategy, forecasting, sales and operations planning, resource requirements planning, master production scheduling, rough-cut capacity planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, production activity control, Lean, constraints management, inventory principles, lot-sizing methods and independent demand inventory management systems. Students will be required to learn and to apply different types of software, e.g., Excel spreadsheets to problems built around the course topics. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Prerequisites: Business 341(Essentials of Operations Management) and Business 389 (Quantitative Business Analysis) (may be taken concurrently). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Supply Chain Management    344

                                3 (crs.)

                                Supply Chain Management

                                An introduction to activities performed by all entities involved, directly or indirectly, in fulfilling customer demand. These activities include customer relationship management, supplier relationship management designing supply chain networks, inventory management, transportation, warehousing, packaging, materials handling, sourcing, pricing, planning supply and demand, and managing information technology. In addition, the course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Prerequisites: Business 341 (Essentials of Operations Management) and Business 389 (Quantitative Business Analysis) (may be taken concurrently). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Supply Chain Management    345

                                3 (crs.)

                                Procurement and Sourcing

                                Supply management deals with the acquisition of materials and services for an organization. Topics include supply management strategy, purchasing procedures and information flows, make or buy analysis, need identification and specification, quantity and inventory, transportation, receiving, material handling, price determination through negotiation, cost management, supplier selection, supplier evaluation, global sourcing, legal and ethics, and sustainability. Part of the course will include discussion of how to apply Lean concepts to make materials flow through the extended value stream. Prerequisites: Business 341(Essentials of Operations Management) and Business 389 (Quantitative Business Analysis) (may be taken concurrently). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Supply Chain Management    441

                                3 (crs.)

                                Cases in Operations Management

                                A case approach to analyzing decision situations in operations management. Topics include problem definition, selection and application of quantitative decision methodology, and communication of results for technical managerial analysis. Prerequisites: Senior standing, SCM 342, and either SMC 343 or 344. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Supply Chain Management    445

                                3 (crs.)

                                Supply Chain Strategy

                                This course explores a variety of topics related to making decisions in the business world. A review of statistical methods to analyze "facts" presented to you will be explored. Negotiating methods with examples will be covered that can be applied in business or a personal situation. Game theoretic models will be used to analyze strategic decision making. Critical thinking skills will be developed by looking at how to analyze and structure arguments. Finally, cases will allow students to demonstrate a mastery of analysis, argumentation, and advanced thought processes. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business and Business 341(Essentials of Operations Management) and Business 389 (Quantitative Business Analysis) (may be taken concurrently). All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Supply Chain Management    449

                                3 (crs.)

                                Supply Chain Management Topics

                                A study of selected current topics in supply chain management. Because topics may vary from term to term, students may enroll in this course twice for credit, subject to a difference in topics between the two enrollments and instructor approval. Topics may be selected from any of the following: sourcing, transportation, quality management, just-in-time/lean manufacturing, automation, simulation, forecasting, and other current issues. Prerequisites: Business 341, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Supply Chain Management    460

                                3 (crs.)

                                Advanced Quality Management

                                This course will teach students what quality is and the basics of normal distributions, sampling, six-sigma, Design of Experiments, and process control charts. Students will become familiar with using Excel to perform statistical analysis. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Prerequisite: Business 341(Essentials of Operations Management) AND Business 389 (Quantitative Business Analysis) (may be taken concurrently).

                                 

                                 

                                Supply Chain Management    474

                                3 - 6 (crs.)

                                H:Honors Thesis

                                Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student's major field of study (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production.) Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be Honors Thesis. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: The Honors College and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.)


                                Sustainability Management Courses (19)

                                Sustainability Management    302

                                3 (crs.)

                                Sustainable Enterprise MGT

                                This course introduces the natural environment and social responsibility as components of the business decision-making process in addition to the traditional economic focus. Topics include Triple Bottom Line supply chain management, energy, transparency, design, life cycle assessment, reverse logistics, facilities management, marketing and strategy. Cross-listed Business 302/Environmental Studies 302. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

                                 

                                 

                                Sustainability Management    328

                                1.5 (crs.)

                                Energy and Facilities Management

                                The assessment of current and potential energy systems with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Examination of energy technologies in each fuel cycle state for fossil (oil, gas, synthetic), solar, biomass, wind, hydro, nuclear, and geothermal energy types, along with storage, transmission, and conservation issues. Focus on evaluation and analysis of energy technology systems and building efficiency in the context of facilities management. Cross-listed with Business 328. Students may only receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: NOTE: For any student not admitted to the College of Business, the prerequisites to enroll in the upper level courses for the Sustainable Management minor is 60 credits earned, 2.5 combined GPA and limit of 6 credits of upper-level business classes per semester. Business 328/Environmental Studies 328 Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

                                 

                                 

                                Sustainability Management    329

                                1.5 (crs.)

                                Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities

                                This course provides an opportunity to learn how healthy people, healthy communities and health-promoting environments all intersect at the bottom line. This course will explore business practices that foster employee, community and environmental health. In addition to discussing community-based programming trends and initiatives, the course will also focus on community needs assessment processes, community-based participatory research and enhancing collective efficacy. We will discuss major social issues and how they impact healthy, sustainable communities. Cross-listed with Business 329. Students may only receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Environmental Studies329/Business 329

                                 

                                 

                                Sustainability Management    330

                                3 (crs.)

                                Sustainability Reporting

                                This course is designed to introduce students to the issues surrounding the natural environment; specifically, how daily and long-term business measures and accounts for social and environmental capital. This is a hands-on course in which you will be required to do much introspection, reading, and group discussion. Coverage includes corporate social responsibility and environmental management reporting. Cross-listed with Business 330. Students may only receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.  Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.  SMGT 330/Environmental Studies 330

                                 

                                 

                                Sustainability Management    464

                                3 (crs.)

                                Sustainability Strategy and Innovation

                                This course builds on the previous courses in the minor to synthesize how companies apply the core drivers and measures to implement sustainable initiatives and the cost/benefits of these activities. We will learn how to identify sustainable business opportunities while at the same time understanding the challenges of working in this dynamic and changing field. You will be part of a team working on applied business projects with regional organizations. Cross-listed with Business 464. Students may only receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.  Business 464/Environmental Studies 464

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