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BUS-D 101 Introduction to International Relations (3 cr.)   Introduces the practice and study of international relations. Topics covered include history and diverse theoretical perspectives on international relations and basic concepts like anarchy, sovereignty and balance of power. Course will also examine a variety of perspectives from Economics, Film, Literature, Political Science, among others. No prior knowledge is assumed.

BUS-D 301 The International Business Environment (3 cr.)  [P:BUS W200, ECON E201 and E202.]   Economic environment for overseas operations. Governmental policies and programs that affect international business. Economic and political philosophies around the world; patterns of government-business relationships.

BUS-J 401 Administrative Policy (3 cr.)  [P:BUS X390. P or ]   Strategic planning; environmental analysis; internal analysis; policy formulation; organization methods; and executive control. Contemporary case studies are used to develop action-oriented plans affecting long-run consequences of both national and international operations of the firm.

BUS-J 404 Business and Society (3 cr.)  [P:BUS Z302, senior standing.]   Major ethical theories are examined in order to provide a basis for analyzing ethical behavior in the business environment. Such issues as economic competition, discriminatory practices, manipulation of power, environmental conservation, and organizational cultures are investigated.

BUS-K 201 The Computer in Business (3 cr.)   Introduction to the role of computers and other information technologies in business. Provides instruction in both functional and conceptual computer literacy. Introduction to the basic concepts of computer use and current technological innovation in social and business environments. Topics include technology and organizational change, telecommunications, privacy in the information age, and business security on the Internet. Functional computer literacy includes use of a spreadsheet (Excel), a relational database (Access), and electronic communications software (e-mail and internet browsers), as well as the applications of these skills to solve a variety of business problems.

HPER-R 110 Compass, GPS, & Search Applications (1 cr.)   Provides an introduction to Global Positioning System (GPS) application skills including GPS setup, waypoint entry, and route setup. Class meets two dates in classroom on campus and off campus for field lab. Students must provide own transportation to lab and clothing/footwear appropriate for physically challenging outdoor activities. Optional primitive camping available at no charge; students must bring own camping equipment.

HPER-R 129 Night Map, Compass, & GPS (1 cr.)   Experiential course involving mentally and physically challenging activities at night. Students will learn to read and use a topographic map, compass, and GPS device to determine locations and follow bearings in backcountry at night. Students will problem solve within a team and reflect on self-concept, connection to community, and place in the environment. Class meets on campus then travels off campus for coursework and field lab exercises. Primitive camping provided onsite at no charge. Students must provide own transportation, camping equipment, and clothing/footwear appropriate for physically challenging outdoor activities conducted at night.

BUS-X 100 Business Administration: Introduction (3 cr.)   Business administration from the standpoint of the manager of a business firm operating in the contemporary economic, political, and social environment.

BUS-X 103 Business Learning Community (1 cr.)   This course is designed to assist students to be successful at the university and to develop skills and competencies that will enable them to perform well in courses offered by the Division of Business.

BUS-X 390 Integrative Experience  (3 cr.)  [P:BUS F301, BUS M301, and BUS P301.]   Integrative Experience is a unique learning experience that integrates knowledge and skills from three critical functions of the business enterprise: finance, marketing and operations. Managers of firms and organizations big and small need to understand the interrelated dynamics of all three functions in order to be successful, highly valued managers (and for their firms to be successful, highly valued enterprises). An integrated business simulation is the primary tool used to analyze, integrate, and synthesize the management of a business in a team environment.

BUS-X 405 Topical Explorations in Business (2 cr.)  [P:dependent on specific course offering.]   Specific topic announced as the course is offered. Typically used for Overseas Study Tours.

BUS-X 483 Undergraduate Internship in Business  (1 cr.)  [P:prerequisite course is dependent on category of internship: BUS A311 for accounting, BUS F301 for finance, BUS H310 for health services administration, BUS M301 for marketing, BUS Z302 for management or innovation management.]   Professional practice internship focused on one or more business concentration areas. Students must submit internship proposal form to Division office at least three weeks prior to planned start date. To be considered for the current semester, proposal forms must be received by midterm for spring/fall and by end of session 1 for summer. Students receive work experience in cooperating firms or agencies. Comprehensive written reports required.

BUS-X 497 Undergraduate Research Project in Business (1 cr.)   Supervised student research project in one or more business concentration areas. Application is filed through the Division office. Students collaborate with a faculty mentor to define, propose and complete a research project with potential opportunities to exhibit or present their work on campus, at a conference, and/or via publication in a professional business journal. Formal proposal and permission required.

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