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Fall Semester 2017


Jennifer Robin • Campustown 192 • 677-2995
BUS100Contemporary Business (3 hours)
Prerequisite: Freshmen/sophomore standing only or consent of the Foster College of Business Dean's office
Not open to students with junior/senior standing, unless written consent of the Foster College of Business Administration Dean's office. Non Business students please register in the Spring section of BUS 100.
 01 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM BR145 Brad Eskridge  
BUS220Career Planning Strategies (1 hour)
Prerequisite: Business major.
 01 Th12:00 PM -12:50 PM CPT19 Joseph Battelline  
 02 Tu12:00 PM -12:50 PM CPT19 Joseph Battelline  
BUS301Cooperative Education/Internship in Business (0 to 6 hours)
Prerequisite: Sophomore student in Foster College of Business; 2.0 grade point average at Bradley; 2.0 grade point in Foster College of Business; and consent of Foster College career advisor
 01 *R* Arr     Matt O'Brien  
 02 *R* Arr     Matt O'Brien  
BUS302Junior Business Practicum (0 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: junior/senior standing; approval by the Center for Business and Economic Research and FCB assistant to the dean for undergraduate programs.
 01 *R* Arr     Matt O'Brien  
BUS361Collaboration in OrganizationsCore: MI(3 hours)
Prerequisite: Junior standing and permission of the instructor
 01 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM WES326 Ross Miller  
 and               John Engdahl 
BUS400Senior Consulting ProjectCore: MI(2 hours)
Prerequisite: FIN 322; M L 350; MTG 315; senior standing
Corequisite: M L 452
 01 W10:00 AM -11:50 AM CPT19 Laurence WeinzimmerCore: WI 
 "Sr Consulting Proj"
 02 W12:00 PM -1:50 PM CPT19 Laurence WeinzimmerCore: WI 
 "Sr Consulting Proj"
 03 W2:00 PM -3:50 PM CPT19 George BurekCore: WI 
 "Sr Consulting Proj"
 04 W11:00 AM -12:50 PM CPT014 George BurekCore: WI 
 "Sr Consulting Proj"
 05 Tu1:00 PM -2:50 PM BR050 George BurekCore: WI 
 "Sr Consulting Proj"
 06 W4:00 PM -5:50 PM BR100 Ken KlotzCore: WI 
 "Sr Consulting Proj"
 Section 06 for Convergence Projects
BUS500MBA Tools (1 hour)
Prerequisite: Foster College of Business Graduate Student or Consent of Associate Dean
 01 *R* Arr5:30 PM -8:30 PM CPT19 Tanya Marcum Hybrid Course
 and  5:30 PM -8:30 PM     CPT19     Robert A Prescott 
 and  5:30 PM -8:30 PM     CPT19     Amit Sinha 
 Class meets August 14 through October 13;  Last day to add: August 20
 Last day to drop without "W" on transcript: August 24;  Last day to drop with "W" on transcript: September 28
 Class meets on 8/14, 8/16, and 8/21. Assignments and optional meetings continue through October 13.
BUS610Graduate Business Practicum (0 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: Graduate business student in good standing; approval of Center for Business and Economic Research and Academic Director of Graduate Programs.
 01 *R* Arr     Bernard J Goitein Online Course
 Registration restricted to non-FCB graduate students.
BUS621The Leadership Challenge (2.5 hours)
 66 Canceled
BUS623Scanning the Environment (0.5 hours)
 66 Canceled
BUS625External Economic Environment (1 hour)
 66 Canceled
BUS627Managing Technology (2 hours)
 66 *R* Arr     Edward Bond  
BUS629Cost Management (1.5 to 2 hours)
 66 Canceled
BUS639Building Employee Commitment (1.5 to 2 hours)
 66 *R* Arr     Mark P Brown  
BUS643 Legal Issues in Business (1 hour)
 01 *R* Arr     Tanya Marcum  
BUS647Global Environment & Issues (3 hours)
 66 *R* Arr     Rajesh Iyer  
BUS653Strategic Positioning & Maximizing Performance (2.5 hours)
 66 *R* Arr     Laurence Weinzimmer  
BUS658EMBA Topics (0.5 to 5 hours)
 66 Canceled
 68 *R* Arr     Jennifer Robin  
 Leading Successful Change
 69 *R* Arr     Edward Bond  
 Interactive Technologies
Business in a changing society. Ethics and social responsibility, financing, production, and distribution of goods and services.
Prepares students for internship positions and employment after graduation; research career opportunities in business; and develops a systematic approach to employment planning. Pass/fail. Credit will not be given for both BUS 220 and ELH 301.
Cooperative education or internship experience. Credit applies to non-departmental Foster College of Business electives. Pass/Fail. Repeatable to a combined total of six credit hours for BUS 301.
Solving technically challenging problems under faculty supervision, with a near-term economic benefit. May involve research in collaboration with FCB faculty, for up to three hours credit. Repeatable to a combined total of three credit hours. Not eligible for cooperative education/internship credit. Elective credit toward major will only be granted with prior approval of a FCB department chair or program director.
Designed to provide students some of the knowledge and skills required to adapt to a formal team setting, where collaboration among cross-functional members occurs. Students will study leadership skills and traits, sensemaking and inventing techniques, group effectiveness tactics, and team building methods as applied within the context of product development.
Participation in a Senior Consulting Project, where students form cross-functional teams and apply knowledge to address the organizational needs of local business owners and organizational executives. Concurrent enrollment with M L 452 required.
Review of quantitative methods, legal foundations, and oral and written communication skills necessary for graduate studies in business.
Solving technically challenging problems under faculty supervision, with a near-term economic benefit. Repeatable to a combined total of six credit hours.
Exploration of the characteristics and themes of successful leadership. In-depth analysis of the strengths and development needs of participants through 360-degree feedback. Important interpersonal skill foundations in communication, conflict resolution, and trust building are emphasized. One-on-one coaching between participants and staff.
Uncertainty in business planning caused by the external environment. Utilization of a conceptual model to organize and frame the discussions of the macroenvironment in which the firm operates. Graded Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory.
Provide a broad overview of the economic environment in which business firms and consumers carry out their individual economic activities. Review the institutional structure, the social goals, and implicit values of the market system and how they establish the parameters within which choices are made. Overview of how and why business cycles occur. How economic policy, both monetary and fiscal, have impacted the business cycle.
Management issues related to providing information technology resources. Impact of product and process-related technologies on development and execution of organizational strategies.
Analysis of the nature of cost. Techniques for accumulation of costs incurred in production and assignment of those costs to products. Methods for reduction and management of non-value-added costs.
Key themes and practical approaches for enhancing motivation and building high levels of commitment and continuing dedication throughout the workforce. Financial and intrinsic reward systems are emphasized, as are the keys to developing a culture of involvement and credibility.
General overview of the legal principles and concepts that enable executives to understand and address legal issues they frequently encounter in business. It provides practical, real world approaches to important employment, contractual and other issues facing employers and executives, including the hiring/recruiting process,employee behaviors, discipline and termination, and starting a business.
Provide an understanding of the forces shaping the international economy. Provide frameworks and guidelines for gathering, sorting, and assessing complex global and regional information to contribute to understanding organizations strategies and tactics. Emphasis on leadership issues and diverse cultures.
Expose managers to factors that impact different performance measures and provide strategies that maximize performance. Achieve balance at many different levels; incremental/radical strategies, flexibility/control, resources/capabilities, and growth/continuous improvement.
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. May be repeated under different topics for a maximum of 5.0 hours credit. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
This course meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
OC - Communication - Oral Communication
W1 - Communication - Writing 1
W2 - Communication - Writing 2
FA - Fine Arts
GS - Global Perspective - Global Systems
WC - Global Perspective - World Cultures
HU - Humanities
NS - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
SB - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
MI - Multidisciplinary Integration
QR - Quantitative Reasoning
This section meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
EL - Experiential Learning
IL - Integrative Learning
WI - Writing Intensive
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