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The Whitworth School of Global Commerce & Management comprises the department of business & economics, the organizational management program for the adult learner seeking a baccalaureate degree, and the following graduate programs: the master in business administration (MBA) and the MBA in international management (MBA in IM).

Global CommerceThe mission of the School of Global Commerce & Management is to develop ethical global professionals.

The SGCM vision is to excel in academic excellence, rigor and scholarship in service to our students and community, in responsible resource stewardship, and in the promotion of global understanding and experience.

The learning outcomes of these programs prepare students to do the following:

  • understand the sources and uses of data and know how to evaluate and use data and other information;
  • think and function independently as professionals, and, in particular, be able to foresee and solve problems;
  • understand the legal, economic, business and organizational cultures and environment that frame graduates’ professional work;
  • communicate well, both within and across cultural and national barriers, and work effectively in teams of diverse individuals;
  • begin to be able to integrate spiritual and ethical values with their chosen professional vocations.

SGCM Residency Policy:  The Whitworth School of Global Commerce & Management requires that students complete at least 50 percent of all upper-division core business courses and at least 50 percent of their major requirement courses at Whitworth University.

Double Majors Policy:  With the exception of the business core requirements, students who major in more than one business area will not be allowed to count a course for more than one business major.

Organizational Management Degree-Completion Program

For program information, see Whitworth School of Continuing Studies.

 

Prerequisites for all Department of Economics & Business Majors and Minors

A grade of “C” or better is required for the prerequisites listed below.

1. Prior to the sophomore year:

CS 125Business Information Systems3
One of the following:4
Calculus for Social Sciences
Calculus I

 2. Prior to, or during, the junior year:

MA 256Elementary Probability and Statistics3

Business Core Requirements (33)

BU 110Introduction to Business and Management3
or LS 250 Principles of Service and Leadership
BU 218Marketing3
BU 230Financial Accounting3
BU 231Managerial Accounting3
BU 240Business Law3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
EC 211Principles of Macroeconomics3
BU 311Principles of International Business3
BU 357Financial Management3
BU 410Business Policy3
BU 450WSocial and Ethical Issues in Business and Economics3

Requirements for an Accounting Major, B.A. (57)

Business Core Requirements33
BU 332Cost Accounting3
BU 333Accounting Systems and Theory3
BU 334Intermediate Accounting I4
BU 335Intermediate Accounting II4
BU 336Introduction to Taxation4
BU 466WPrinciples of Auditing3
One of the following:3
Managerial/Cost Case Analysis
Advanced Accounting I
Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting
Advanced Taxation
Occupational Fraud & Abuse

Requirements for a Business Management Major, B.A. (51)

Business Core Requirements33
BU 376Global Operation/Supply Chain Management3
BU 425Organizational Behavior3
BU 453WOrganizational Theory3
BU 373Human Resource Management3
Two of the following:6
Small Business Management
Fundamentals of Investing
Nonprofit Management and Accounting,Preparation for International Business Abroad: Southeast Asia,Financial Markets & Institutions
International Management
Business Plan Preparation
Business Plan Competition
Internship
Entrepreneurial Development
Transforming Leadership
Chaos Theory, Leadership and Management

Requirements for an Economics Major, B.A. (51)

Business Core Requirements33
EC 320Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis3
EC 321Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis3
EC 416International Trade and Finance3
Three of the following:9
Environment and Society
Money and Banking
Economic Development
Economics of Social Issues
History of Economic Thought
Econometrics
Senior Thesis
Topics in Economics
International Political Economy

Requirements for an International Business Major, B.A. (55-60)

Business Core Requirements33
Three of the following:9
Fundamentals of Investing
Global Operation/Supply Chain Management
International Management
International Trade and Finance
Economic Development
Two of the following:6-7
International Relations
Comparative Politics
International Political Economy
Intercultural Communication
Transforming Leadership
Complete an international study experience1-3
- by participating in any one of the Whitworth's semester- or year-long study abroad programs;
- by participating in one of Whitworth's Jan Term or other short-term study abroad programs;
- by participating in summer international business internship program;
- by completing an international internship work experience of at least 120 hours;
- by other pre-approved international educational experiences or special arrangements at other institutions.
Foreign Language Requirement6-8

To complete the degree, a student must either demonstrate or complete second-year proficiency in a second language; students who demonstrate second-year proficiency and who do not need any further language courses may enroll in any other courses listed above or, with prior approval from their advisors, in other international-related courses from the Whitworth catalog to achieve at least 18 hours minimum coursework for the major.

Note: The International Business Institute is a consortium of several Christian liberal arts colleges and universities, including Whitworth, which offers a 10-week summer program for senior-level students in Russia and Europe, providing 12 credits toward specific courses in the international business major. For more information, contact the Dean of the School of Global Commerce & Management.

 

Requirements for a Marketing Major, B.A. (54)

Business Core Requirements33
BU 301Consumer Behavior3
BU 341Customer Relationship and Channel Management3
BU 348Integrated Marketing Communication3
BU 443Product and Pricing Management3
BU 448Market Research and Metrics3
BU 489Marketing Planning and Implementation3
One of the following:3
Global Marketing
Digital Marketing
Internship
Topics in Marketing

Requirements for an Accounting Minor (47)

Business Core Requirements33
BU 332Cost Accounting3
BU 333Accounting Systems and Theory3
BU 334Intermediate Accounting I4
BU 335Intermediate Accounting II4

Requirements for a General Business Minor (18)

(For non-economics & business department majors)
BU 110Introduction to Business and Management3
or LS 250 Principles of Service and Leadership
BU 230Financial Accounting3
EC 210Principles of Microeconomics3
BU 218Marketing3
BU 240Business Law3
BU 311Principles of International Business3

Business Courses

BU 110 Introduction to Business and Management3
An overview of management issues in a global business environment: organizations, finance, marketing, accounting, entrepreneurship, economics, vocation planning, and socially responsible management. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 120 Career & Vocation Development3
This course assists students in recognizing career potential, providing tools for making decisions to meet educational and occupational objectives. Students will gain an understanding of how they contribute to and help shape the work environment. Topics include job and employer research; resume development and interviewing skills; understanding work-place personality; and skills for organization and self-management. For continuing studies students only.
BU 191 Independent Study1-4
BU 192 Foreign Study/Exchange1-17
BU 196 Topics in Business Management1-3
Selected lower-division topics in business management. Periodic offering.
BU 218 Marketing3
Introduction to how organizations find, attract and retain customers via the use of the marketing mix in an increasingly competitive and global environment. Prerequisite: BU 110 or LS 250 and sophomore standing. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 220 Personal Financial Management3
Practical information in the handling of personal business affairs. Career planning; insurance (life, health, property); home-buying or renting; investing in stocks, bonds and real estate; estate planning. No prerequisite for lower division. Upper-division credit by permission. Periodic offering.
BU 230 Financial Accounting3
A study of the fundamental processes of accounting applied to services and merchandising proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. Analyzing, classifying and recording business transactions; preparation and analysis of financial statements. Prerequisites: BU 110 or LS 250 and either MA 108, 158 or 171 with a C or better. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 231 Managerial Accounting3
Introduction to ways in which management uses accounting information for planning, pricing and controlling and for many special decision-making situations. Prerequisites: BU 230 and either MA 108, 158 or 171 with a C or better. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 240 Business Law3
A consideration of the laws affecting business transactions. Introduction to law, court systems, torts, criminal law, sales and real property. Prerequisites: BU 110 and sophomore standing. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 248 Computerized Business Analysis3
Solutions to business problems using the computerized spreadsheet, elementary database and presentation software. Prerequisites: CS 110 or CS 125 and BU 230. Periodic offering.
BU 280 Field Studies1-4
BU 290 Internship1-4
BU 291 Independent Study1-4
BU 301 Consumer Behavior3
A study of factors that influence the buying behavior of consumers. The relationship between understanding these variables in selected markets and an effective marketing effort will be emphasized. Prerequisite: BU 218. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Fall semester.
BU 303 Human Resources Today3
A comprehensive overview of human resources with particular attention to the role of HR in organizations, the strategic-planning process, ethical issues, legislative environment, assessment of HR development needs, training, and motivation, career development, performance management and measurement. For continuing studies evening students only.
BU 304 Compensation Systems3
Focus on pay administration, government-mandated and voluntary benefits, compensation and benefits for domestic and international employees. Also addressed are the design, communication and evaluation of total compensation systems and the impact of key federal laws and regulations on occupational health, safety and security. For continuing studies evening students only.
BU 311 Principles of International Business3
Introduction to and survey of the complex business and economic issues in an international commercial environment. Includes exposure to global marketing, management, finance, economics and accounting issues, integration of cross-cultural communications, history, politics, religion, gender and equity issues, and culture around the globe. Fulfills Global Perspective GE requirement. Prerequisites: BU 110, BU 218 and either EC 210 or EC 211. Must have departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 315 Funding and Grant Writing3
Identification of potential sources and preparation of application documents. Analysis of successful grants and assistance from local resources. Periodic offering. For continuing studies evening students only.
BU 318 Applied Marketing3
Successful organizations need to find, attract and retain customers. This course teaches students to apply marketing fundamentals in an increasingly competitive and global environment. For continuing studies evening students only.
BU 320 Occupational Fraud & Abuse3
In this course students will learn about the nature of fraud, its perpetrators and the compelling factors that lead to fraud. Students will evaluate various fraud schemes, prevention & detection methods, and the legal implications for companies and criminals. Prerequisite: BU 110. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Periodic Jan Term offering.
BU 330 Fund Accounting and Budget Management3
Overview of the accounting procedures associated with governmental and agency needs. Preparation of required reports and related documents; special focus on monitoring performance. For continuing studies students only.
BU 331 Project Management3
This courses discusses the factors necessary for successful project management. Topics include project management concepts, needs identification, the project manager, teams, project organizations, project communications, project planning, scheduling, control and associated costs. Project management software tools will be an integral part of the course. For continuing studies evening students only.
BU 332 Cost Accounting3
Emphasis on the mechanics and applications of accounting principles and concepts for planning, control and decision-making. Cost behavior, cost-volume-profit relationships, responsibility accounting, standard costing, budgeting, relevant costing for non-routine decisions, capital budgeting. Prerequisites: BU 230, BU 231 and junior standing. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Spring semester.
BU 333 Accounting Systems and Theory3
Foundations of accounting concepts and theories with emphasis on the role of information in decision making within and about organizations. Introduction to accounting systems controls and designs. Prerequisites: BU 230, BU 231 and CS 125. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Spring semester.
BU 334 Intermediate Accounting I4
Modern accounting theory and practice. Analysis of the determination of income and asset evaluation. Analysis of financial statements; special financial accounting and reporting problems. Explores both US GAAP and IFRS guidelines. Prerequisites: BU 230 and BU 231. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Fall semester.
BU 335 Intermediate Accounting II4
Second semester of modern accounting theory and practice. Analysis of the determination of income and asset evaluation. Analysis of financial statements; special financial accounting and reporting problems. Explores both US GAAP and IFRS guidelines. Prerequisites: BU 334. Spring semester. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Spring semester.
BU 336 Introduction to Taxation4
A study of the concepts involved in determination of federal income tax liability, preparation of tax returns. Individual tax problems, tax planning. Prerequisites: BU 230 and junior standing. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Fall semester.
BU 337 Microsoft Project Workshop1
An optional workshop offered concurrently with BU 331 that introduces students to Microsoft Project software. Students work independently in a computer lab on a series of increasingly difficult exercises using the most widely accepted project management software. Using Microsoft's Project 2010 Step by Step workbook, the students completes a series of 12 problems that gradually increase from simple to complex. These Microsoft-developed problems are designed to challenge the student while also helping them explore the feature-rich Microsoft Project 2010 software product. Instructor support is available before or after class and on an as needed basis. For continuing studies students only.
BU 338 Voluntary Income Tax0-2
Students apply knowledge and skills learned from coursework to a service context preparing federal tax filings for low-income and elderly taxpayers. Students qualify by exam for the IRS and are technically trained on tax software for preparation and e-filing. Spring. Prerequisite: BU 336.
BU 341 Customer Relationship and Channel Management3
An examination of buyer-seller relations and the methods for distribution of products and services with the objective of developing high customer satisfaction and long-term customer relationships. Areas of focus will include the sales and sales support functions, and development of effective distribution channels. Prerequisite: BU 301. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Spring semester.
BU 345 Global Marketing3
A study of the issues facing marketers in the global arena and methods to reach selected international markets effectively. Prerequisite: BU 301. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Periodic offering.
BU 348 Integrated Marketing Communication3
An in-depth study and application of the role, theory, tools, planning and management of integrated marketing communications. Students will explore communication with customers using various components of the promotional mix through multiple channels such as television, radio, print, direct marketing, outdoor and digital. Prerequisite: BU 301. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Fall semester.
BU 352 Human Behavior in Organizations3
This course is designed to provide theoretical perspectives and empirical knowledge regarding human behavior as it relates to the organization. Emphasis is placed on the impact and implications of individual values, perceptions, motivation, diversity, growth and development as they relate to organizational culture and expectations. For continuing studies students only.
BU 353W Organizational Development and Change3
This course examines organizational theory, development and change from several different perspectives, or frames: (1)structural, (2)human resources, (3)political, and (4)symbolic. Leadership, development of organizational strategies, and objective goal-setting will be explored. For continuing studies students only.
BU 354 Management of Human Resources3
A contemporary view of human-resource management. Emphasis is placed on the basic function of human-resource management, i.e., planning, recruitment, diversity, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation and union/management relations. For continuing studies students only.
BU 355 Managerial Accounting and Finance3
This course will examine the language of business and provide an overview of key accounting and financial information that will assist managers in making sound business decisions that are based on standard financial analysis methods. Students will learn to read and understand business financial statements. For continuing studies students only.
BU 356 Managerial Marketing3
A study of the working knowledge of marketing management and learning to think strategically and to apply marketing theory in a manner that aligns marketing initiatives with market opportunities. Students will be able to understand the functional strategies and marketing plans to optimize customer and organizational value. For continuing studies students only.
BU 357 Financial Management3
Analysis of role of chief financial officer. Study of the tools of financial analysis and decision- making. Emphasis on management of revenues and expenses, assets and liabilities. Information about raising of capital from the sale of stocks and bonds. Prerequisites: BU 230, BU 231, EC 210, or EC 211, and junior standing. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 360 Managing Nonprofit Organizations3
Designed for individuals who work or desire to work in a nonprofit environment and seek to gain understanding and sill relating to effective management of these entities. Students will explore the legal, administrative and organizational issues surrounding not-for-profits and how to use management theory to increase productivity and delivery of services to the community. For continuing studies students only.
BU 361 Lean Management3
This course explores streamlining business processes through the application of quality management principles to create globally competitive business entities. The course takes concepts beyond the factory floor to service and retail environments; it is designed for anyone who is interested in a career in management of either a for-profit or not-for-profit entity. For continuing studies students only.
BU 363W Small Business Management3
Comprehensive coverage of all the operational areas involved in selecting and getting a business started. Business plans, funding, and market analysis are included. Local resources to share opportunities and problems. Prerequisites: BU 230, EC 210 or EC 211, and junior standing. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Periodic offering.
BU 367 Fundamentals of Investing3
This course will provide the student with a solid foundation of the core investment concepts and tools. The course will cover the overall structure of the market and study equities, fixed income, options, mutual funds, commodities/ futures as well as some alternative investments. The course will also look at risk and return and the modern portfolio theory. The course will consist of lecture, discussion, presentations and guest lecturers. Prerequisite: BU-110. Periodic offering.
BU 372 Risk Management3
Risk management professionals look at specific projects or initiatives, assess the potential damage that could occur to any involved parties and set plans for dealing with it. This course is designed to be an introduction to the practice of predicting risks and preparing steps to minimize the damage to an organization if certain events happen. Topics such as natural disasters, computer safety or equipment failure will be discussed. Students seeking careers in management of any type of entity will be benefited by the material presented in this course. For continuing studies students only.
BU 373 Human Resource Management3
Changes in our social and economic environment have resulted in changes in the management of an organization's human resources. This course is designed to provide a contemporary view of human resource management. Emphasis is placed on the basic functions of human resource management, i.e. planning, recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation, and union/management relations. Prerequisite: BU 110. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 374 Principles of Management3
A study of the theory and practice of management of organizations, with emphasis on strategy, structure, effective use of human resources, planning, organizing, integrating and controlling functions. Prerequisite: junior standing. Must have met departmental math requirement of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better.
BU 376 Global Operation/Supply Chain Management3
Decision-making involving the management of all aspects of operations in both large-and medium-sized business organizations and in product and service companies. Study of the quantitative tools used in making these analyses and decisions. Prerequisites: BU 110 and junior standing. Must have met departmental requirements of MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better and MA 256 with a C or better. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 380 Field Studies1-4
BU 381 International Business Abroad3
Establishes a basic understanding of the theory and practical application of the "hows" and "whys" of a particulate international culture abroad, particularly as it relates to the historic, present and future challenges of that economy and to doing business with various people groups at home and abroad. Business models unique to non-American cultures will be explored in depth.
BU 386 Readings1-4
BU 390 Internship1-4
BU 391 Independent Study1-4
BU 392 Foreign Study/Exchange1-17
BU 395 Teaching Assistantship1-4
BU 396 Topics in Business1-3
Selected upper-division topics in business management. Periodic offering.
BU 402 International Management3
Principles of management in the international environment. Strategic planning and decision-making in such areas as international marketing. Concepts of organizational design, leadership and control. Prerequisite: BU 311. Periodic offering.
BU 405 Business Plan Preparation3
The course will provide an in-depth study of the business plan, its production and importance in today's business environment. The student will work in a team with faculty and outside mentor support to develop a plan that could be entered into the regional competition. An important goal of the course is to provide the student with the understanding of the relationship between theory and actual business operations as they develop and present their plan. Fall semester. Prerequisite: BU 218 and BU 230.
BU 406 Business Plan Competition3
The course will provide an in-depth study of the business plan, its production and importance in today's business environment. The student will work in a team with faculty and outside mentor support to develop a plan that could be entered into the regional competition. An important goal of the course is to provide the student with the understanding of the relationship between theory and actual business operations as they develop and present their plan. Spring semester. Prerequisite: BU 218 & BU 230.
BU 410 Business Policy3
Capstone course for business majors, integrating the functions of marketing, operations and finance from the strategic vantage point of the general manager. Case studies. Prerequisites: BU 218, BU 311, BU 357, and senior standing. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 411 Staffing & Labor Relations3
Topics include job analysis and documentation, effective recruitment, selection and staffing, employee records management, key legislation on employee rights (EEO, affirmative action, discrimination and harassment), and the latest employment practices. For continuing studies students only.
BU 420 Personal Financial Management3
Practical information in the handling of personal business affairs. Career planning; insurance (life, health, property); home-buying or renting; investing in stocks, bonds and real estate; estate planning. No prerequisites for lower division. Upper-division credit by permission. Periodic offering.
BU 425 Organizational Behavior3
A general descriptive and analytical study of organizations from the behavioral science perspective. Problems of motivation, leadership, morale, social structure, groups, communications, hierarchy and control in complex organizations. Interaction among technology, environment and human behavior. Alternate theoretical models. Fall and spring semesters. Prerequisite: BU 110.
BU 434 Advanced Accounting I3
Emphasis on intercorporate investments and preparation of consolidated financial statements. Introduction to advanced topics and current problems in financial accounting, partnership accounting, reporting theory and practice, including foreign currency transactions. Prerequisites: BU 334 and BU 335. Periodic offering.
BU 435 Governmental and Not-For-Profit Accounting3
A study of accounting and financial reporting standards for governmental and not-for-profit organizations. Prerequisites: BU 335. Periodic offering.
BU 436 Advanced Taxation3
A continuing study of the concepts involved in determination of federal income tax liability and preparation of tax returns. Partnership and corporate tax problems, tax planning, introduction to tax research included. Prerequisite: BU 336. Periodic spring semesters.
BU 440 Advanced Business Law3
A continuing study of the laws affecting business transactions. Introduction to commercial transactions including the Uniform Commercial Code, various advanced topics such as environmental, computer, employee and international laws. Useful for accounting majors. Prerequisite: BU 240. Periodic offering.
BU 443 Product and Pricing Management3
A study of the decisions related to products and services, including branding, new product development, product improvements and product assortment, and issues/methods related to developing effective prices, policies and tactics. Prerequisite: BU 301. Spring semester.
BU 444 Digital Marketing3
An examination of the buying/selling/distribution of products, services and information via digital technologies. Students will gain understanding of retail/organizational web site design issues, online consumer behavior, online customer service, and online order and fulfillment. Prerequisite: BU 301. Periodic offering.
BU 448 Market Research and Metrics3
A study of contemporary methods of gathering, analyzing and interpreting marketing information and how such information can be used in organizational decision-making. Prerequisites: BU 301 and MA 256. Periodic offering.
BU 450W Social and Ethical Issues in Business and Economics3
Contemporary social, political, environmental and ethical forces affecting today's business and economic world. Seminar format. Dialogue with top local business, government and union leaders. Also listed as EC 450W. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 453W Organizational Theory3
Course examines organizational theory, development and change from several perspectives. Explores leadership and development of organizational strategies and objective setting. Fall and spring semesters.
BU 455 Chaos Theory, Leadership and Management3
A capstone course in leadership theory. Application of theory and practice to personal philosophy of leadership and how that applies to future vocational objectives. Translation of theory into practice through a major course proposal. Project. Jan Term.
BU 457 Employment Laws and Regulations3
An exploration of employment laws and regulations as they relate to avoiding claims for wrongful termination, ensuring equal employment opportunity, understanding affirmative action obligations and developing sound human resource policies and practice. For continuing studies students only.
BU 458 Strategic Management3
This course provides the opportunity to explore and apply core management theories with an application orientation in regard to individual and group behavior, operational and strategic planning, organizational structures, and performance measurement and control in a changing work environment. For continuing studies students only.
BU 459 Managing Technology3
Examines information and skills needed by managers to make effective and informed decisions in regard to technological issues. Components will include technological literacy and innovations, as well as strategic technology management. For continuing studies students only.
BU 460 Cross-Cultural Communication for Managers3
Explores the importance of constructive communication in the international business arena. Study of how elements such as ritual, status, symbolism, concepts of time and use of space create our world view. This course will provide opportunities for students to enhance both professional and interpersonal skills in the area of communicating effectively across cultures. The intent is to broaden cultural awareness and enhance multicultural literacy. For continuing studies students only.
BU 461 Ethics in Management3
This course will raise foundational issues in connection with ethical values, and will apply those values in the context of organizations. Ethical principles and the process of applying those principles will be addressed, integrating Christian principles with standard ethical inquiry. For continuing studies students only.
BU 466W Principles of Auditing3
Standards, objectives and ethics for auditors in public accounting. Reporting standards, internal control, evidence and statistical sampling. Prerequisite: BU 334. Spring semester.
BU 480 Field Studies1-4
BU 486 Readings1-4
BU 489 Marketing Planning and Implementation3
An integrative experience that allows students to understand the relationships between various aspects of marketing and other functional areas of business. Students will study the development of comprehensive marketing plans. Prerequisites: senior standing and completion of at least three of the following: BU 301, BU 341, BU 345, BU 348, BU 443, BU 444, BU 448, BU 496, or JMC 244. Spring semester.
BU 490 Internship1-12
See information on Directed Studies page.
BU 491 Independent Study1-4
BU 493 Entrepreneurial Development3
A practical hands-on consulting experience whereby students work with local entrepreneurs in developing business plans and competing for sustainable financing of a small business. Requires completion of business core except BU 410. Periodic offering.
BU 495 Teaching Assistantship1-4
BU 496 Topics in Marketing1-4
An examination of relevant and timely marketing subjects not covered in other marketing classes. May be repeated if the topics are different. Prerequisite: BU 301. Selected upper-division topics in marketing. Periodic offering.
BU 497 Topics: Leadership1
What is the difference between world class management and just getting by? In most cases it is the quality of the leadership of the organization. This workshop focuses on those skills required to create an exceptional manager. The qualities of leadership are studied and then applied in a series of cases taken from current situations and contemporary management thinking. Students who are approaching the end of their bachelor's degree and who want to prepare to become extra-ordinary managers should consider taking this workshop. This course is repeatable for credit. For continuing studies students only.

Economics Courses

EC 191 Independent Study1-4
EC 192 Foreign Study/Exchange1-17
EC 196 Topics in Economics1-3
Selected lower-division topics in economics. Periodic offering.
EC 210 Principles of Microeconomics3
Economics of the consumer and the firm; principles of market supply and demand and the determination of prices; analysis of competitive, monopolistic and oligopolistic markets; labor and other resource-input markets. Fulfills Social Science GE requirement. Prerequisites: MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Fall and spring semesters.
EC 211 Principles of Macroeconomics3
Examination of problems of unemployment, inflation, productivity, and economic growth; measurement of national income; Keynesian and classical theories of national income determination; fiscal and monetary policies and their implications; international economics. Fulfills Social Science GE requirement. Prerequisite: MA 158 or MA 171 with a C or better. Fall and spring semesters.
EC 245 Economics of Social Issues3
Economic thinking about social problems such as population growth, price controls, poverty, higher education, energy, crime, pollution, consumerism, health care, social and economic inequality, unemployment, inflation, taxation and the public debt. Periodic Jan Term offering.
EC 250 Environment and Society3
Studies the role of markets, governments, and civil society in shaping the way people behave toward the environment, focusing on the concept of sustainability in terms of society, economics and the environment. Because people interact in a variety of ways, the course moves from local to global and focuses on issues at each level. Periodic offering.
EC 280 Field Studies1-4
EC 290 Internship1-4
EC 291 Independent Study1-4
EC 301 Money and Banking3
Nature, function and regulation of money and credit. Review of the financial institutions that control domestic and international monetary policy. Prerequisites: BU 230, EC 210, and EC 211. Periodic spring semester offering.
EC 320 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis3
Theory of consumer and producer behavior; determination of price under various market structures; resource allocation and income distribution; general equilibrium analysis; application of economic principles to social problems. Prerequisites: EC 210 and EC 211. Fall semester.
EC 321 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis3
Analysis of Keynesian, classical and other models of national income determination; fiscal and monetary policy; evaluation of the impact of international trade and capital flows on national income; theories of economic growth; macroeconomic history of the U.S. Prerequisites: EC 210 and EC 211. Spring semester.
EC 345 Economics of Social Issues3
Economic thinking about social problems such as population growth, price controls, poverty, higher education, energy, crime, pollution, consumerism, health care, social and economic inequality, unemployment, inflation, taxation and the public debt.
EC 356 Applied Economic Principles3
Explore national economic factors and the impact of government policy, as well as the driving force behind all economic decision-making, to analyze how and why consumers and businesses make the choices they do. Decision-making in light of scarce resources will be examined. For continuing studies students only.
EC 365W History of Economic Thought3
Origins and development of economic thought from the early Greeks through the scholastics and mercantilists; emphasis on classical economics and criticisms of it; neoclassical theory. Also includes an overview of economic history of Europe, U.S.A., and Japan. Prerequisites: EC 210 and EC 211, or by permission. Periodic offering.
EC 380 Field Studies1-4
EC 381 International Business Abroad3
Establishes a basic understanding of the theory and practical application of the "hows" and "whys" of a particulate international culture abroad, particularly as it relates to the historic, present and future challenges of that economy and to doing business with various people groups at home and abroad. Business models unique to non-American cultures will be explored in depth.
EC 386 Readings1-4
EC 390 Internship1-4
EC 391 Independent Study1-4
EC 392 Foreign Study/Exchange1-17
EC 395 Teaching Assistantship1-4
EC 396 Topics in Economics1-3
Selected upper-division topics in economics. Periodic offering.
EC 402 Econometrics3
Application of statistical modeling to empirical work in economics. A mixture of theory and applied computer work. Primary focus is regression analysis. Prerequisites: EC 210, EC 211, EC 320 and EC 321. Spring semesters.
EC 416 International Trade and Finance3
Classical and modern theories of international trade; analysis of tariffs and other trade restrictions; balance of payments; foreign exchange-rate determination; relationship between national income and balance of payments; applications to current issues in international economics. Prerequisites: EC 210, EC 211, EC 320 and EC 321. Fall semester.
EC 425 Economic Development3
Theories of economic growth and development focusing on the Third World; measurement of economic development; roles of economic systems, culture, resources, human capital, technology, foreign trade, foreign aid, foreign investment; economic appraisal methodology. Fulfills Global Perspective GE requirement. Prerequisites: EC 210 and EC 211. Periodic Jan term.
EC 450W Social and Ethical Issues in Business and Economics3
Contemporary social, political, environmental and ethical forces affecting today's business and economic world. Seminar format. Dialogue with top local business, government and union leaders. Also listed as BU 450W. Fall and spring semesters.
EC 470 Senior Thesis3
Taught as a tutorial. Preparation of research in an area of the student's interest.
EC 480 Field Studies1-4
EC 486 Readings1-4
EC 490 Internship1-4
EC 491 Independent Study1-4
EC 495 Teaching Assistantship1-4
Dean

TIMOTHY WILKINSON

Chair

HEATHER ROGERS

Professor

BRAD SAGO

Associate professors

CRAIG HINNENKAMPMARGIE NESS LASHAWHEATHER ROGERS

Assistant professors

ROBERT BUCKHAMTODD FRIENDSEUGENE NYANTAKYIVANGE OCASIO

Instructor

B. DUFF BERGQUIST (VISITING EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE)CLAUDIA DUMITRESCUERIC SARTELL (INSTRUCTOR OF FINANCE)