An examination of both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Develops the laws of supply and demand and applies them to the study of the global economy, national economy and individual markets. Examines political economy, which is the debate over the proper role of government in the economic order and economic policy positions of different schools of economic thought. This course can also count towards the Global Studies Program.
Organizational Management is a required course for the business minor. It is designed to provide a foundational knowledge of the management field and to help students develop their personal, interpersonal, and managerial skills. This development is fostered through skill assessment, learning, analysis, practice, and application. This course will not count towards a business major.
This course will focus on ethics and leadership within a variety of organizations (corporations, small business, government, non-profit, religious). Topics include ethical issues, corporate social responsibility, legal considerations, philosophical approaches, ethical decision-making and approaches to leadership.
This course will examine the main principles of strategic marketing with a special emphasis on non-profit organizations. Designed for non-business majors this course will provide practical "hands on" applications of marketing principles. Students will be exposed to the concepts of customer centricity, effective targeting and positioning, branding and promoting. Key principles of fundraising and sales will also be addressed. This course will not count towards a business major.
This foundational course introduces business minors to the basic accounting and finance knowledge used in a range of organizations. Common organizational activities, reports and constraints are examined. Students will gain an understanding of the complexities of using financial information to plan, evaluate and monitor performance. This course will not count towards a business major.
This course is the first step in career preparation and personal leadership gorwth. Students will develop a personalized and systematic approach to researching careers and to preparing for work opportunities. A leadership profile will be created, using one's personality, strengths, and personal values as a foundation. Prerequisite: Sophomore status. Open to all Offutt School majors.
This course is designed to help students learn about themselves, the world of work, and to prepare for the future. Through a series of class meetings, assignments, readings, reflective writings, and interactions with business professionals outside of the College, students will develop tangible materials, learn to seek and obtain internships and employment, and gain skills to effectively contribute to the workforce.