61 - Business Administration

61-200 Principles of Management

This course covers the historical development of management, universal functions of management, strategic management, organizational theory, managerial communication and control of operations.

3

61-210 Introduction to Contemporary Global Studies

This course is designed to introduce students to the interdisciplinary nature and scope of the Contemporary Global Studies major. It is team taught by faculty from the Colleges of Business and Arts and Sciences. Elements of the course include an introduction to the theories and practices of International Relations, International Business, International Economics, History, Geography and Area Studies. Students are introduced to a wide range of concepts and parts of the world. Required for Contemporary Global Studies majors. Open to all students.

3

61-220 International Business Topics: Asian country or region

3

61-240 International Management

This course introduces the various aspects of international business management with an emphasis on acquiring a basic understanding and knowledge of manageing across borders and cultures to include planning, organiziaing, leading, and controlling international operations and human resources.  Students will also gain general knowledge and understanding about cooperating and competing with management styles operating in different cultures.

3

Prerequisites

61-200 and 09-102

61-250 Business Law I

This course provides an introduction to law affecting businesses and individual, with a focus on contracts (legality, formality and interpretation, nature and transfer, discharge, breach and remedies) and negotiable instruments (their use and significance).

3

61-300 Business Communication in the Digital Age

Students explore extensive practical application of diverse forms of written and oral business communication with the aid of technology. Topics include writing effective memos, reports and e-mail messages; using multimedia Power Point slides in presentations; facilitating business meetings; creating resumes; using online blogs and wikis; and handling the challenges of international and cross-cultural communication.

3

Prerequisites

06-112 and 90+ earned credits.

61-355 Service Management

This course covers managing a value-added service business; customer expectations of service and quality; use of the Internet and related technology to transform businesses; interplay among managerial, personnel and technology issues that will shape the future of business; identification of emerging forms of business models observable on the Web; and analysis of management practices using case studies. Entrepreneurship and franchising are also covered in this course.

3

Prerequisites

61-200.

61-360 Human Resource Management

Topics covered include personnel recruiting, selection, orientation, placement, training, and development; performance evaluation, wage and salary administration; employee benefits; and safety and health issues.

3

Prerequisites

61-200.

61-375 Organizational Behavior

Students explore human behavior in the organization and how it affects and is affected by management; organizational psychology; corporate culture; and individual, group and intergroup relationships.

3

Prerequisites

61-200.

61-380 Supervisory Management

This skill-building course stresses supervisory competencies: self assessment, time and stress management, creative problem solving, motivation and performance, conflict management, power and influence and team building. Emphasis is on in-class group exercises.

3

Prerequisites

61-200.

61-390 Management Seminar

This intensive weekend seminar focuses on a single topic or skill, with emphasis on student involvement and participation.

1

Prerequisites

Junior/Senior status.

61-391 Introduction to Business Ethics

This is an introductory seminar in the area of business ethics clarifying the purpose of codes of conduct: be it ethical, moral or civil. This seminar will address the challenges facing organizations and businesses to educate employees on the proper behaviors in the workplace. Through the use of films, group discussions and presentations, this seminar will prove to be an exciting learning experience in a very practical and important dimension of business.

1

61-405 International Business Consulting: Asian Country or Region

This course integrates all aspects of the learning experience for International Business majors and other majors interested in identifying, analyzing, and developing international business plans or solving international business problems for Midwestern companies. Since students work to solve "real life" international business problems, this course offers first hand experiential learning and the opportunity to develop advanced analytical skills and practical application of knowledge acquired in the classroom. Should be one of the final courses taken, normally in the senior year.

3

61-410 International Business Capstone

This course integrates all aspects of the learning experience for those students taking the International Business Concentration, and should be one of the final courses taken, normally in the senior year. The course offers advance analysis and application of knowledge, evaluation and implementation. This is a writing intensive/advanced course that satisfies the advanced writing requirement for General Education.

3

61-420 International Business

This class provides an introduction to the challenges and opportunities of managing a business internationally (human resource management, marketing, accounting, finance, among others) within the context of a changing global environment (political, economic, cultural, technological, competitive, financial forces), as well as the different types of international and marketing entry strategies. In addition to cases and research projects, the course emphasizes student participation and the integration of knowledge and skills learned in other courses.

3

Prerequisites

04-200, 25-200, 61-200, and 62-200.

61-450 Current Issues in Management

Students study current management issues using various techniques in a seminar setting. Emphasis is on student participation and integrating knowledge gained from previous management courses. This course should be completed as one of the student's final business courses.

3

Prerequisites

61-200 and 61-375; Senior status.

61-460 Strategic Management Theories and Application

This course explores the strategic management process; analysis, implementation and evaluation; qualitative and quantitative analysis of financial ratios for management decision making; and strategic thinking and strategic change. The case method is used. This capstone course should be completed as one of the student's final business courses.

3

Prerequisites

23-121, 25-200, 61-360, 61-420, 62-200, 63-200; Senior status.

61-472 Management Internship

This internship is designed to provide students with controlled, on-the-job experience with participating businesses, industries and governmental organizations. Students may be eligible for an internship with jobs they currently have. A limited number of internships/jobs are also available through the internship coordinator.

3

Prerequisites

Business Administration major, Junior or Senior status, 2.75 GPA and consent of the internship coordinator.

61-473 International Management Internship

This internship is designed to provide students with controlled, on-the-job experience with participating businesses, industries and governmental organizations. Students may be eligible for an internship with their current position if it has an international emphasis and is approved by the Internship Coordinator. A limited number of internships/jobs are also available through the internship coordinator.

3

Prerequisites

Business Administration major, Junior or Senior status, 2.75 GPA, consent of the internship coordinator and the director of the International Business program.

61-475 Study Abroad Management Project

Students participating in a Lewis approved semester study abroad, travel study, or international internship program can design a Study Abroad Project that integrates their practical study abroad experience with academic research and analysis in their academic field of interest. The Study Abroad Project provides the student the opportunity to expand knowledge and understanding of important international business issues not normally covered in the classroom and builds upon the study abroad experience gained from studying, living and/or working in a foreign country or countries to better meet their unique career, personal, or academic goals. Students design an appropriate topic in consultation with their advisor in collaboration with the Director of the Contemporary Global Studies and International Business Program. Note: International business, international marketing, international accounting, international economics, international finance and other Study Abroad projects are available. Please contact your advisor or the Director, Contemporary Global Studies and International Business for more information

3

Prerequisites

Project in consultation with advisor.

61-492 Independent Study/Business Administration

Students complete independent readings and conduct research in Business Administration.

3

Prerequisites

Business Administration major, Senior status, 3.00 GPA and a signed Independent Study Form.