Business Foundations

Business Foundations course modules cover fundamental concepts and skills for dealing with quantitative business information, and key concepts and institutions that construct the environment in which businesses operate. 7.5 required credits.

Core Statistics

Business leaders are faced with an abundance of data generated by organizations, industries, and third parties. This course covers classical inference procedures and basic statistical concepts often essential to interpretation of business data. Students will learn to ask probing questions about the specifics of data and statistical techniques, to understand the conditions for drawing reliable inferences, and to assess the validity of statistical evidence. Topics include: discrete and continuous random variables, sampling, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. (BADM 5180, 1.5 credits)

Spreadsheet Modeling for Business Analysis

In today’s data driven environment, spreadsheets dominate as a primary tool to model, analyze and communicate analysis of business problems and opportunities to aid decision making. This course builds students’ abilities for effective quantitative business analysis and communication, using a spreadsheet program such as Excel. Spreadsheet modeling uses such as regression, forecasting, simulation and decision models will be covered, in different functional areas including finance, marketing, operations, and management. (BADM 5181, 1.5 credits)

Value Creation and Competition

A primary objective of business is to produce value for its owners. In this course, students analyze the challenges inherent in navigating competitive markets with the objective of adopting strategies to achieve value creation, and assess the fit between internal capabilities and the competitive landscape to identify and plan for potential threats and opportunities from environmental change. (MGMT 5181, 1.5 credits)

Foundations of Economic Environments

Provides students with applied knowledge of key economic and psychological concepts that ground interactions among individuals and organizations in the global business environment. (BADM 5170, 1.5 credits)

Business, Law, and Ethics in Modern Society

This course examines the formulation, interpretation, and application of law to business. It incorporates the study of ethical issues that arise in contemporary business settings, including professional conduct and corporate social responsibility. This course covers major areas of legal regulation to which businesses are subject, including tort liability, contract law, partnership and corporate law, employment and labor law, intellectual property law, environmental regulation and sustainability, and financial regulation. Emphasis is placed on active, experiential application of legal reasoning and analysis and on the global and comparative dimensions of legal and ethical issues. (BLAW 5175, 3 credits)