Course Offerings

Fall 2020

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Foundations of Entrepreneurship and Business

BUS 160 - Junkunc, Marc T.

Not open to BSADM or ACCT majors. Not open to students who have previously taken BUS 195A: Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship. An interdisciplinary introduction for students who are interested in entrepreneurship and in perhaps someday starting, owning or running their own businesses, or pursuing an entrepreneurial career inside of others' organizations. Although entrepreneurship is a creative process, it also requires specific skills, knowledge, and tools to enhance the probability of success. This course helps students explore all aspects of developing ideas for new business ventures, including nonprofits or social entrepreneurship, including starting on the actual process of pursuing ideas and working with others in small teams. Through this lens of entrepreneurship, students receive an introduction to all of the primary aspects of business.

FS: First-Year Seminar

BUS 180 - Lind, Stephen J.

Topics vary by subject and term.

Williams Investment Society

BUS 196 - Bassiouny, Aliaa I.

This cocurricular educational student organization manages a portion of Washington and Lee's endowment. Students meet in formal and informal sessions conducted by faculty advisers and attend presentations made by outside speakers hosted by the Williams School. The experiential learning that occurs in this setting is grounded in fields such as accounting, economics, and finance, as well as the practice of investments and banking.

Washington and Lee Student Consulting

BUS 197 - Tanlu, Lloyd J.

This cocurricular student organization provides pro bono consulting services to businesses and not-for-profits. Experiential learning draws from business fields, such as marketing, finance, accounting, e-commerce, database management, business strategy, and human resources. In addition to working on various projects, students gain experience managing the organization.

Entrepreneurship Field Consulting Experience

BUS 198 - Fox, Gavin L.

This co-curricular student organization provides pro bono consulting services to entrepreneurial businesses and entrepreneurial not-for-profits. Experiential learning draws from business fields, such as marketing, finance, accounting, e-commerce, database management, business strategy and human resources. Students gain real world experience through writing business plans, marketing plans, and strategic plans for real-world ventures.

Real Estate Society

BUS 199 - Jensen, John A., III

This co-curricular student organization seeks to develop an enhanced understanding of real estate development and investment. The group hosts guest speakers, conducts and publishes market research, and acts as pro bono consultants to external constituents.

Marketing Management

BUS 211 - Bower, Amanda

An exploration of strategic marketing. The focus of the course is on the analysis of a firm's current marketing strengths and weaknesses and the development of a strategic plan to capitalize on key opportunities. Topics include environmental analysis, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, and management of the marketing mix. Throughout the course, significant attention is devoted to international issues, the interrelationships between marketing and other disciplines, and the role of ethically and socially responsible marketing.

Marketing Management

BUS 211 - Fox, Gavin L.

An exploration of strategic marketing. The focus of the course is on the analysis of a firm's current marketing strengths and weaknesses and the development of a strategic plan to capitalize on key opportunities. Topics include environmental analysis, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, and management of the marketing mix. Throughout the course, significant attention is devoted to international issues, the interrelationships between marketing and other disciplines, and the role of ethically and socially responsible marketing.

Marketing Management

BUS 211 - Sundie, Jill M.

An exploration of strategic marketing. The focus of the course is on the analysis of a firm's current marketing strengths and weaknesses and the development of a strategic plan to capitalize on key opportunities. Topics include environmental analysis, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, and management of the marketing mix. Throughout the course, significant attention is devoted to international issues, the interrelationships between marketing and other disciplines, and the role of ethically and socially responsible marketing.

Management and Organizational Behavior

BUS 217 - Schatten, Jeffrey M.

A study of management in modern organizations. This course examines the factors which influence individual, group, and firm behavior in the context of the workplace. Topics covered include individual differences, motivation, leadership, business ethics, group behavior, decision making, and organizational design and change.

Management and Organizational Behavior

BUS 217 - Gilbert-Olson, Elisabeth K.

A study of management in modern organizations. This course examines the factors which influence individual, group, and firm behavior in the context of the workplace. Topics covered include individual differences, motivation, leadership, business ethics, group behavior, decision making, and organizational design and change.

Managerial Finance

BUS 221 - Ricciardi, Victor (Vic)

A study of finance from a managerial perspective emphasizing the primary goal of the firm as stockholder wealth maximization. Emphasis is on decisions relating to the acquisition of assets and funds and internal management-financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, sources and forms of long-term financing, financial structure and the cost of capital, and valuation.

Managerial Finance

BUS 221 - Hoover, Scott A.

A study of finance from a managerial perspective emphasizing the primary goal of the firm as stockholder wealth maximization. Emphasis is on decisions relating to the acquisition of assets and funds and internal management-financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, sources and forms of long-term financing, financial structure and the cost of capital, and valuation.

Management Information Systems

BUS 310 - Larson, Keri M.

The objective is to build an understanding of the value and uses of information systems for business operations, management decision making, and strategic advantage. Topics include basic systems concepts and major roles of information systems; computer, telecommunications, and database management concepts; and management issues in the implementation of information systems, including international, security, and ethical considerations.

Introduction to Data Science for Business

BUS 314 - Larson, Keri M.

This course covers organizational concerns related to data science such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive algorithms, Big Data, cloud computing, security and privacy, and the digitization of products and processes. Through readings, students develop a strong conceptual understanding of concepts prior to developing technical proficiency in some of them. Students learn SQL and the Exploratory UI (user interface) for R to quickly access capabilities including data wrangling and machine learning without programming. Assignments focus on how organizations can improve decision making and create new business opportunities using Data Science.

Database Management for Business

BUS 315 - Larson, Keri M.

An introduction to the theories, concepts, features, and capabilities of database management systems in a business environment. This course provides a greater understanding of how to design, develop and access database-driven business applications and emphasizes the use of database-management systems in real-world business settings and how this technology can be applied effectively to solve business problems. In this project-oriented course, students acquire the skills to document, design, create, test, and access a fully functional Oracle business database application. No prior programming or application development experience is assumed.

Business Analytics

BUS 316 - Ballenger, Robert M. (Bob)

Not open to students with credit for BUS 306: Data Management and Analysis for Business from Fall 2017 or Fall 2018. An examination of how business analytics help management make sound business decisions. Analysis of data is becoming a vital component of business decision-making. The course consists of three modules: 1) how to communicate and present data in business reports and presentations; 2) how to extract data from relational databases using MySQL and Structured Query Language (SQL) and to prepare data for analysis; and 3) data analytics -- the process of data wrangling, data visualization, discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful insights and patterns in data. Students learn to use industry-standard, data analysis software, though no previous programming experience is required.

Cross-Cultural Leadership

BUS 332 - Gilbert-Olson, Elisabeth K.

The increased interdependence of global markets brings disparate cultures together in ways that were unimaginable to previous generations. The differences that are inherent to diverging cultures produce tension for business leaders and global citizens. But these same differences provide leaders the chance to draw on collective creative forces to enact changes that open up new and exciting opportunities. This course explores how leaders deal with these challenges and opportunities by drawing on research from a wide range of academic disciplines including management, psychology, anthropology, sociology, and political science. Students wrestle with a broad set of perspectives addressing cultural values and how these values impact the way in which leaders operate. In turn, embedded in this course is a leadership development component, in which you will emerge with a better understanding of your own capacities and opportunities as an emerging leader.

Business Ethics

BUS 345 - Reiter, Sandra L. (Sandy)

An examination of the moral and ethical issues associated with management policy and executive decisions. The course examines the basic approaches to moral reasoning, macro-moral issues concerning the justice of economic systems, and micro-moral issues, such as the following: conflict of interest, whistle blowing, discrimination in employment, product safety, environment, and advertising.

Foundations of Business Law: Accounting Focus

BUS 346 - Bowden, Nathan P.

An introduction to the law governing the relations between individuals and businesses in commerce, with a focus on legal concepts tested by the CPA exam and recommended for students who plan to take that exam or pursue a career in accounting. Topics include the law governing torts, contracts, sales of goods under the Uniform Commercial Code, agency, the formation and operation of business associations, government regulation of business, and legal ethics. Assignments apply legal theories and legal ethics to actual business disputes and hypothetical situations.

Foundations in Business Law

BUS 348 - Youngman, Julia F. (Julie)

An introduction to the law governing the relations between individuals and businesses in commerce, with a focus on exploring issues faced by both established businesses as well as innovation-driven startups. Topics are selected from the law governing business torts, contracts, products liability, intellectual property, employment law, and government regulation of business. Additional selected topics may be chosen in accordance with the interest of course participants. Assignments apply legal theories and legal ethics to actual business disputes and hypothetical situations.

Real Estate Development

BUS 353 - Hoover, Scott A.

Studying the development of commercial real estate, the course covers a range of topics from the idea stage until the property is eventually sold after completion. Although much of the course is qualitative in nature, students also learn how to create simple financial models to analyze properties. In addition, students study in some depth the real estate crisis that began in late 2007. Through exploration of case studies and interaction with practitioners (guest speakers), emphasis is placed on application rather than theory. Assignments include readings, case studies, and one examination. Guest speakers will typically speak in the evening and except in rare circumstances students will be required to attend those sessions.

Investments

BUS 359 - Bassiouny, Aliaa I.

A study of investments and investment management from a practical and theoretical point of view, including the institutional and economic environment relevant to common stocks, preferred stocks, bonds, puts, calls, and commodity future contracts. These assets are studied in terms of the markets in which they are traded, governing regulations, taxes, valuation, risk, characteristic line, and construction of a portfolio. Capital market theory and the Markowitz portfolio model are explored. Text, readings, and projects.

Modern Professional Presentations: Design and Delivery

BUS 365 - Lind, Stephen J.

This course offers students the theories, skills, strategies, and tactics to become an effective oral communicator in a modern professional setting. The course focuses on the critical development and engaged delivery of information and ideas in various professional communication situations including live presentations and interviews. Proper design and deployment of slide-deck presentations and print materials is a vital part of developing competencies in these oral-communication situations. The course also emphasizes the importance of competencies in digital oratory through development and delivery of effective video communication. A hallmark of this course is significant individualized feedback from the professor and classroom peers.

Social Entrepreneurship

BUS 381 - Hess, Andrew M. (Drew)

Social entrepreneurship is an approach to creating system-level change though the application of entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving to social ventures, non-profit organizations, government institutions, and non-governmental organizations to create economic, environmental, and social value for multiple stakeholders. The purpose of this class is to (a) introduce students to the strategic thinking that forms the foundation of successful entrepreneurial ventures, (b) engage students in the application of these strategic tools and frameworks through case analyses and discussion, and (c) to encourage students to change the world in a meaningful way by thinking about a social venture of their own.

Strategic Management

BUS 398 - Hess, Andrew M. (Drew)

A capstone course designed to expose students to a strategic perspective on global issues that impact the firm. Integrative in that it draws on concepts from functional disciplines (e.g., finance, marketing, accounting) in the diagnosis, analysis, and resolution of complex business situations. Practical problem-solving skills are emphasized. Case analysis and/or computer simulation are used extensively in oral presentations and written cases.

Strategic Management

BUS 398 - Thakur-Wernz, Pooja

A capstone course designed to expose students to a strategic perspective on global issues that impact the firm. Integrative in that it draws on concepts from functional disciplines (e.g., finance, marketing, accounting) in the diagnosis, analysis, and resolution of complex business situations. Practical problem-solving skills are emphasized. Case analysis and/or computer simulation are used extensively in oral presentations and written cases.

Entrepreneurship

BUS 399 - Shay, Jeffrey P. (Jeff)

A capstone course designed to expose students to a strategic perspective on business challenges in the context of entrepreneurial firms. Integrating concepts and analytical tools from functional disciplines (e.g., finance, marketing, accounting) in the diagnosis, analysis, and resolution of complex business situations, this seminar helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to excel in either new ventures or in today's increasingly entrepreneurial corporate environments. Among other activities, students learn from case studies, class discussions, and working together to develop and present a business plan.

Spring 2020

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

International Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability

BUS 191 - Straughan, Robert D. (Rob) / Oliver, Elizabeth G.

Do corporations have an obligation to manage their social impact in addition to maximizing sales, profits and stock price? What happens when these objectives are in conflict with each other? This course explores the relative roles of businesses, not-for-profits, government, and individual citizens in managing social and environmental impact. Student spend significant time exploring case studies and interacting with senior management of various companies. Recent examples include Carlsberg, Dr. Pepper-Snapple Group, Dunkin' Brands, Norden, Novo Nordisk, Pandora, Proctor & Gamble, Starbucks, and Unilever. The course culminates with two weeks in Copenhagen visiting numerous Danish companies and developing a group research project on a topic chosen by the students. The time abroad also includes cultural excursions to places such as Frederiksborg Castle and Tivoli, dinners with Danish families, a harbor/canal tour, and a closing dinner featuring New Nordic cuisine.

Seminar in Organizational Behavior

BUS 301 - Schatten, Jeffrey M.

Offered from time to time when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Spring 2020, BUS 301-01: Leading Teams (4). Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing. This course is taught at the Augusta Correctional Center in Craigsville, VA. Ten W&L students and ten inmates take the course together. Students learn from the professor and from one another as they explore the interpersonal processes and psychological factors that affect the way in which individuals interact and engage with one another. Students learn to understand conflict and how to effectively manage conflict in group settings. This course is mostly comprised of team activities and cases, which is intended to give students the tools, insight, and experience to better understand and manage teams. (EXP) Schatten

 

Negotiation and Dispute Resolution in a Business Environment

BUS 349 - Youngman, Julia F. (Julie)

This course is designed to give students the abilities to negotiate successfully in a commercial environment and to create business solutions when a problem or dispute arises. Lectures, written materials, group projects, video, and role-play are utilized to explore the various theories of negotiation and types of dispute resolution, and to equip students with practical skills for forming and preserving business relationships and resolving business disputes as they occur.

Framing a Franchise: The Business of Entertainment

BUS 360 - Lind, Stephen J.

Entertainment franchises are big business that pervade our consumer culture. This course challenges students to evaluate the various practices used to "frame" such creative entertainment franchise properties. Students study a variety of global franchises, such as Peanuts, Star Wars, or Disney lines, analyzing key issues involved in creative product development. These issues include framing, fidelity, and audience management, as well practical processes like the role of development gatekeepers and product licensing structures. The course includes virtual field trips and meetings with with entertainment industry executives.

Design Thinking

BUS 376 - Fox, Gavin L.

Open to both majors and non-majors. This course focuses on how to use design thinking to analyze problems and opportunities. The course is rooted in human-centered and ethical design considerations. The content draws heavily from creative writing, studio art, psychology, theater, and branding to help students engage in empathetic design solutions. The course follows the design thinking process developed by IDEO and follows through empathy, definition, ideation, prototyping, and testing.

Supervised Study Abroad

BUS 390 - Hess, Andrew M. (Drew)

These upper-level courses cover topics of current interest in business administration for which international travel provides a unique opportunity for enhancing understanding. Emphasis changes from year to year and is announced well in advance of registration.

Spring 2020, BUS 390-01: Supervised Study Abroad: Social Innovation in Scandinavia (4) . Experiential Learning. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. An introduction to the business, history, and culture behind the sustainability initiative in Scandinavia. It takes a theoretical and practical look at why and how social innovation has flourished in Scandinavia. The class lectures and case studies on design thinking, local history and culture, and social entrepreneurship are complemented with visits with area start-ups and entrepreneurs. While the DIS facility in Stockholm is the central location for the class, students also spend time traveling throughout Sweden and Denmark in order to meet with representatives from socially minded businesses and entrepreneurs, as well as from government agencies that are focused on the broad notion of sustainability. The course examines various approaches to tackling such pressing problems as climate change, immigration, and economic and gender equality. The first three weeks of the term are spent abroad, with the final week back on campus. A. Hess.

Winter 2020

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

FS: First-Year Seminar

BUS 180A - Lind, Stephen J.

Topics vary by subject and term.

Williams Investment Society

BUS 196 - Bassiouny, Aliaa I.

Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. This cocurricular educational student organization manages a portion of Washington and Lee's endowment. Students meet in formal and informal sessions conducted by faculty advisers and attend presentations made by outside speakers hosted by the Williams School. The experiential learning that occurs in this setting is grounded in fields such as accounting, economics, and finance, as well as the practice of investments and banking.

Washington and Lee Student Consulting

BUS 197 - Oliver, Elizabeth G. / Tanlu, Lloyd J.

Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. This cocurricular student organization provides pro bono consulting services to businesses and not-for-profits. Experiential learning draws from business fields, such as marketing, finance, accounting, e-commerce, database management, business strategy, and human resources. In addition to working on various projects, students gain experience managing the organization.

Entrepreneurship Field Consulting Experience

BUS 198 - Fox, Gavin L.

Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. This co-curricular student organization provides pro bono consulting services to entrepreneurial businesses and entrepreneurial not-for-profits. Experiential learning draws from business fields, such as marketing, finance, accounting, e-commerce, database management, business strategy and human resources. Students gain real world experience through writing business plans, marketing plans, and strategic plans for real-world ventures.

Real Estate Society

BUS 199 - Jensen, John A., III

This co-curricular student organization seeks to develop an enhanced understanding of real estate development and investment. The group hosts guest speakers, conducts and publishes market research, and acts as pro bono consultants to external constituents.

Marketing Management

BUS 211 - Bower, Amanda

An exploration of strategic marketing. The focus of the course is on the analysis of a firm's current marketing strengths and weaknesses and the development of a strategic plan to capitalize on key opportunities. Topics include environmental analysis, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, and management of the marketing mix. Throughout the course, significant attention is devoted to international issues, the interrelationships between marketing and other disciplines, and the role of ethically and socially responsible marketing.

Marketing Management

BUS 211 - Fox, Gavin L.

An exploration of strategic marketing. The focus of the course is on the analysis of a firm's current marketing strengths and weaknesses and the development of a strategic plan to capitalize on key opportunities. Topics include environmental analysis, market segmentation, targeting and positioning, and management of the marketing mix. Throughout the course, significant attention is devoted to international issues, the interrelationships between marketing and other disciplines, and the role of ethically and socially responsible marketing.

Management and Organizational Behavior

BUS 217 - Schatten, Jeffrey M.

A study of management in modern organizations. This course examines the factors which influence individual, group, and firm behavior in the context of the workplace. Topics covered include individual differences, motivation, leadership, business ethics, group behavior, decision making, and organizational design and change.

Management and Organizational Behavior

BUS 217 - Gilbert-Olson, Elisabeth K.

A study of management in modern organizations. This course examines the factors which influence individual, group, and firm behavior in the context of the workplace. Topics covered include individual differences, motivation, leadership, business ethics, group behavior, decision making, and organizational design and change.

Managerial Finance

BUS 221 - Hoover, Scott A.

A study of finance from a managerial perspective emphasizing the primary goal of the firm as stockholder wealth maximization. Emphasis is on decisions relating to the acquisition of assets and funds and internal management-financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, sources and forms of long-term financing, financial structure and the cost of capital, and valuation.

Managerial Finance

BUS 221 - Bassiouny, Aliaa I.

A study of finance from a managerial perspective emphasizing the primary goal of the firm as stockholder wealth maximization. Emphasis is on decisions relating to the acquisition of assets and funds and internal management-financial analysis, planning and control, working capital management, capital budgeting, sources and forms of long-term financing, financial structure and the cost of capital, and valuation.

Seminar in Organizational Behavior

BUS 301A - Schatten, Jeffrey M.

Offered from time to time when interest is expressed and departmental resources permit. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Winter 2020, BUS 301A-01: Cross-Cultural Leadership (3). Prerequisite: At least junior standing. Preference to BSADM majors during the first round of registration. Satisfies the international requirement for the business administration major. An exploration of the way in which leaders navigate cross-cultural challenges in an interdependent global market. Topics include: comparing cultures, leading across cultures, communication and negotiation, decision making, enacting change in multi-cultural teams, and leadership development. The seminar draws heavily on cases, memoirs, and hands on activities, so that in addition to leaving the class with a theoretical understanding of cross-cultural leadership, students also develop a set of specific narratives that can easily come to mind as you embark on your own international journeys and as you engage with the "melting pot" back home. Schatten .

Business Analytics

BUS 316 - Ballenger, Robert M. (Bob)

Not open to students with credit for BUS 306: Data Management and Analysis for Business from Fall 2017 or Fall 2018. An examination of how business analytics help management make sound business decisions. Analysis of data is becoming a vital component of business decision-making. The course consists of three modules: 1) how to communicate and present data in business reports and presentations; 2) how to extract data from relational databases using MySQL and Structured Query Language (SQL) and to prepare data for analysis; and 3) data analytics -- the process of data wrangling, data visualization, discovery, interpretation, and communication of meaningful insights and patterns in data. Students learn to use industry-standard, data analysis software, though no previous programming experience is required.

Economic Globalization and Multinational Corporations

BUS 337 - Reiter, Sandra L. (Sandy)

This course focuses on the historical and present effects and issues of economic globalization, and the role of multinational corporations in a global economy. Topics covered may include: production, supply chain, technology, trade, finance, natural environment, labor, development, poverty and inequality, privatization of utilities, immigration, and state sovereignty. Emphasis is on understanding the costs and benefits of economic globalization and the role business plays in contributing to these outcomes.

Foundations of Business Law: Accounting Focus

BUS 346 - Bowden, Nathan P.

An introduction to the law governing the relations between individuals and businesses in commerce, with a focus on legal concepts tested by the CPA exam and recommended for students who plan to take that exam or pursue a career in accounting. Topics include the law governing torts, contracts, sales of goods under the Uniform Commercial Code, agency, the formation and operation of business associations, government regulation of business, and legal ethics. Assignments apply legal theories and legal ethics to actual business disputes and hypothetical situations.

Foundations in Business Law

BUS 348 - Youngman, Julia F. (Julie)

An introduction to the law governing the relations between individuals and businesses in commerce, with a focus on exploring issues faced by both established businesses as well as innovation-driven startups. Topics are selected from the law governing business torts, contracts, products liability, intellectual property, employment law, and government regulation of business. Additional selected topics may be chosen in accordance with the interest of course participants. Assignments apply legal theories and legal ethics to actual business disputes and hypothetical situations.

Investments

BUS 359 - Bassiouny, Aliaa I.

A study of investments and investment management from a practical and theoretical point of view, including the institutional and economic environment relevant to common stocks, preferred stocks, bonds, puts, calls, and commodity future contracts. These assets are studied in terms of the markets in which they are traded, governing regulations, taxes, valuation, risk, characteristic line, and construction of a portfolio. Capital market theory and the Markowitz portfolio model are explored. Text, readings, and projects.

Modern Professional Presentations: Design and Delivery

BUS 365 - Lind, Stephen J.

This course offers students the theories, skills, strategies, and tactics to become an effective oral communicator in a modern professional setting. The course focuses on the critical development and engaged delivery of information and ideas in various professional communication situations including live presentations and interviews. Proper design and deployment of slide-deck presentations and print materials is a vital part of developing competencies in these oral-communication situations. The course also emphasizes the importance of competencies in digital oratory through development and delivery of effective video communication. A hallmark of this course is significant individualized feedback from the professor and classroom peers.

Integrated Marketing Communications

BUS 370 - Bower, Amanda

Nature and contributions of the elements of marketing communications (e.g., advertising, sales promotions, the Web) in creating brand equity and stimulating demand. A project-oriented course with an emphasis on the strategic application of concepts resulting in an integrated communication plan for products and/or services. Course has a complementary lab component to teach technical skills and reinforce concepts via practicum.

Strategic Management

BUS 398 - Hess, Andrew M. (Drew)

A capstone course designed to expose students to a strategic perspective on global issues that impact the firm. Integrative in that it draws on concepts from functional disciplines (e.g., finance, marketing, accounting) in the diagnosis, analysis, and resolution of complex business situations. Practical problem-solving skills are emphasized. Case analysis and/or computer simulation are used extensively in oral presentations and written cases.

Entrepreneurship

BUS 399 - Shay, Jeffrey P. (Jeff)

A capstone course designed to expose students to a strategic perspective on business challenges in the context of entrepreneurial firms. Integrating concepts and analytical tools from functional disciplines (e.g., finance, marketing, accounting) in the diagnosis, analysis, and resolution of complex business situations, this seminar helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to excel in either new ventures or in today's increasingly entrepreneurial corporate environments. Among other activities, students learn from case studies, class discussions, and working together to develop and present a business plan.

Directed Individual Study

BUS 401 - Schatten, Jeffrey M.

The objective is to permit students to follow a course of directed study in some field of management not presented in other courses or to emphasize a particular field of interest. Credits may not be used toward the major requirements in business administration.

Winter 2020, BUS 401-01: Negotiation and Conflict (1). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Schatten.

Directed Individual Study

BUS 401 - Straughan, Robert D. (Rob) / Oliver, Elizabeth G.

The objective is to permit students to follow a course of directed study in some field of management not presented in other courses or to emphasize a particular field of interest. Credits may not be used toward the major requirements in business administration.

Winter 2020, BUS 401-02: Case Studies in CSR (1) . Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Graded Pass/Fail only. Preparatory course for the spring term abroad offering of BUS 191: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability in Copenhagen. Oliver, E, Straughan

Directed Individual Study

BUS 401 - Garvis, Dennis M. (Denny)

The objective is to permit students to follow a course of directed study in some field of management not presented in other courses or to emphasize a particular field of interest. Credits may not be used toward the major requirements in business administration.

Winter 2020, BUS 401-04: Directed Study: Introduction to Cape Town Internship Program (1). Prerequisite: Instructor's consent. Graded Pass/Fail only. This course is a prerequisite for INTR 453: International Internship in Cape Town. Students selected for the upcoming June-to-August internship program explore South Africa history, culture, organizations, and language, focusing on areas and topics that students will encounter abroad. Garvis and LeBlanc.

Directed Individual Study

BUS 401 - Bower, Amanda

The objective is to permit students to follow a course of directed study in some field of management not presented in other courses or to emphasize a particular field of interest. Credits may not be used toward the major requirements in business administration.

Winter 2020, BUS 401-05: Directed Individual Study (1) . Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Bower.

Directed Individual Study

BUS 402 - Shay, Jeffrey P. (Jeff)

The objective is to permit students to follow a course of directed study in some field of management not presented in other courses or to emphasize a particular field of interest. Credits may not be used toward the major requirements in business administration.

Directed Individual Study

BUS 403 - Bower, Amanda

The objective is to permit students to follow a course of directed study in some field of management not presented in other courses or to emphasize a particular field of interest.

Winter 2020, BUS 403-01: Directed Individual Study: Ad Class Advisors (3). Bowers.

Directed Individual Study

BUS 403 - Garvis, Dennis M. (Denny)

The objective is to permit students to follow a course of directed study in some field of management not presented in other courses or to emphasize a particular field of interest.

Winter 2020, BUS 403-02: Directed Individual Study: Best Practices in International Management and International Education (3). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. This independent study includes readings, regular discussions, and an extensive project. Assigned readings focus on both international management in general and international internships in particular. Research regarding international education internships at comparable universities and with various host programs will be used to evaluate potential improvements in WLU programs. Graded work will included discussions, a draft handbook, and a final report about recommended best practices. Garvis.

 

 

Directed Individual Study

BUS 403 - Hoover, Scott A.

The objective is to permit students to follow a course of directed study in some field of management not presented in other courses or to emphasize a particular field of interest.

Directed Individual Study

BUS 403 - Fox, Gavin L.

The objective is to permit students to follow a course of directed study in some field of management not presented in other courses or to emphasize a particular field of interest.

Directed Individual Study

BUS 403 - Ballenger, Robert M. (Bob)

The objective is to permit students to follow a course of directed study in some field of management not presented in other courses or to emphasize a particular field of interest.