You have the power to create a socially responsible future, starting with your career. An inclusive, sustainable global economy depends on corporate responsibility and ethical decision making. The business major with a management concentration emphasizes doing well by doing good. To this end, the major focuses on contemporary themes of business, societal wellbeing, and public accountability.
The Business (Management Concentration) major prepares you to:
Learning to lead by example, students majoring in business will also be required to participate in several hands-on learning experiences.
Graduates will enter the workforce with a managerial mindset and leadership skills desired by all varieties of organizations, including business firms, nonprofit organizations, and public-private joint ventures.
The Business minor can be combined with almost any major to give the student a better understanding of the role of business in today’s world, and career-related skills.
Business & Society
Business impacts society and society impacts business. Future business leaders need to understand these interdependencies. We will focus on the Triple Bottom Line (TBL) which balances social responsibility, environmental sustainability, and economic growth and development with ethical behavior and global citizenship. We will study economic, political, cultural, legal, demographic, geographic, and historical processes (both domestic and global) to understand how the business system functions, how business affects you, and how you can affect business.
Business Law & Ethics
This course introduces students to the legal and ethical environment of business. It will assist students in identifying and analyzing ethical issues in business, while giving students practical decision-making skills. Basic legal content such as contracts, torts, alternative dispute resolution, intellectual property, and employment law will be covered.
Management & Organizational Behavior
Management is the process of understanding & motivating people to perform work to achieve objectives. Students focus on developing key competencies including responsible decision making, effective communication, leadership, broad & global perspectives, understanding human motivation, setting objectives, and analytical problem solving. Using case studies, we will explore applications such as performance, project, crisis, and conflict management.
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Critical thinking is the foundation for analytic decision making. Students will learn to frame problems, define objectives, recognize information needs, analyze fact, value, and policy issues, evaluate options, design creative solutions, and develop implementation plans. Using case studies, students will apply these skills to a variety of business problems.
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