Undergraduate Catalog

2008-09 Academic Year

Business Administration, College of

Business Administration, Interdepartmental, BUSI

1200. Careers and Professional Development Strategies for Business. 1 hour. Introduces students to the process of business career exploration through integrating knowledge of self with knowledge of business career opportunities. Explores career opportunities within the disciplines of business (professional field choices) through a variety of sources. Introduces students to professional development activities and academic strategies/planning techniques that can work to enhance their business education and assist in timely completion of a business degree. Pass/no pass only.

1340. The Free Enterprise System in a Global Environment. 3 hours. Study of the free enterprise system in a global social, economic, and political environment. Overview of influence of global competition on the disciplines of business administration with particular emphasis on such markets as the Pacific Rim, Latin America, Europe, and the OPEC nations. Open to all university students regardless of major. Cannot be used to meet business foundation, business professional field, or business supporting field requirements. Satisfies a portion of the Understanding the Human Community requirement of the University Core Curriculum.

2900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

3400. Readings in Business. 1-3 hours. Reading books influencing American business philosophy; reading for pleasure; study of current problems reported in business periodicals. (Credit varies depending upon amount and types of reading.)

4660. International Business Operations. 3 hours. Foreign operations of American firms and impact of foreign competition on the domestic market; organization for foreign production, marketing and finance; foreign markets, resources, institutions and managerial problems arising out of governmental relations. Prerequisite(s): MKTG 3650, FINA 3770 and senior standing.

4700. Topics in Mexican Business Practices and Policies. 3 hours. Topics include analysis of issues in accounting, marketing, management, finance, the legal environment, or information systems of Mexican companies and of U.S. companies dealing with Mexican counterparts. Students are introduced to the Mexican way of doing business and the role culture plays in transacting business with Mexican companies. Prerequisite(s): ACCT 2010 and 2020; MGMT 3330; and MKTG 3010 or BCIS 3615. May be repeated for credit as topics vary, for up to 9 hours of credit. Taught in Mexico.

4900. Special Problems. 1-3 hours.

4940. Business Policy. 3 hours. Enterprise management integrating the functional areas of business administration into a realistic approach to business problems; applying principles to complex problems at the executive level. Prerequisite(s): completion of all other business foundation courses with a grade of C or better and senior standing. To be taken during the last term/semester of course work.

4951. Honors College Capstone Thesis. 3 hours. Major research project prepared by the student under the supervision of a faculty member and presented in standard thesis format. An oral defense is required of each student for successful completion of the thesis. Prerequisite(s): completion of at least 6 hours in honors courses; completion of at least 12 hours in the major department in which the thesis is prepared; approval of the department chair and the dean of the school or college in which the thesis is prepared; approval of the dean of the Honors College. May be substituted for HNRS 4000.

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