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College of Business

 

Information

 

Barbara Rau, Dean

Department Office: Sage Hall 2612

Department Telephone: (920) 424-1444

Jakob Iversen, Associate Dean

Department Office: Sage Hall 2612

Department Telephone: (920) 424-4151

Dale Feinauer, Assistant Dean, Graduate Programs

Department Office: Sage Hall 2453

Department Telephone: (920) 424-4152

Chris Jones, Department Chair-Accounting

Department Office: Sage Hall 1455

Department Telephone: (920) 424-1040

Chad Cotti, Department Chair-Economics

Department Office: Sage Hall 2416

Department Telephone: (920) 424-3013

Robert Kunkel, Department Chair-Finance and Business Law

Department Office: Sage Hall 1479

Department Telephone: (920) 424-7191

Michael Eierman, Department Chair-Information Systems

Department Office: Sage Hall 2440

Department Telephone: (920) 424-0183

Sarah DeArmond, Department Chair-Management and Human Resources

Department Office: Sage Hall 2459

Department Telephone: (920) 424-7192

Aliosha Alexandrov, Department Co-Chair-Marketing

Department Office: Sage Hall 1440

Department Telephone: (920) 424-7464

Mike Tippins, Department Co-Chair-Marketing

Department Office: Sage Hall 1448

Department Telephone: (920) 424-2094

Mike Godfrey, Department Chair-Supply Chain Management

Department Office: Sage Hall 1420

Department Telephone: (920) 424-1232

Jennifer Buelow Fischer, Undergraduate Programs Director

Department Office: Sage Hall 1608

Department Telephone: (920) 424-3032

Code 19 or SUSTAINABILITY

Code 28 or BUSINESS

Code 36 or ECONOMICS

Code 58 or ACCOUNTING

Code 62 or FINANCE

Code 63 or MANAGEMENT & HUMAN RESOURCES

Code 64 or INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Code 66 or MARKETING

Code 69 or SUPPLY CHAIN & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Code 72 or APPLIED COMPUTING

Faculty

 

Accounting: 

Akinyele Polonda
Cross Potratz
Diedrich Richter
Halverson Sejati
Jones Sidgman
Makar Stuart


Economics: 

Artz

Johnson
Burnett Kovzik
Cotti Payesteh
Engelhardt Robson
Foster Siemers
Fuller Taheri
Haley VanScyoc

Finance and Business Law:

Beyer Manthey
Dunn Moll
Hagen Morrison
Huffman Niendorf
Kunkel  

Information Systems:

Addo Heath
Butler A. Iversen
Butler G. Muraski
Eierman Patton

Marketing: 

Alexandrov Leisen Pollack
Bublitz Lilly
Duncombe Tippins
Fredrickson  

Management and Human Resources: 

DeArmond Maleki
Desai Miller
Feinauer Rawski
Guttenberg Soderberg
LaVake  

Supply Chain Management: 

Godfrey Skiver
O’Donnell Woldt

 

Degrees

  • Undergraduate: A major in Accounting, Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Systems, Management, Marketing or Supply Chain Management leads to the Bachelor of Business Administration.  A major in Economics or Interactive Web Management can lead to a Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts, or a Bachelor of Science. A major in Applied Computing can lead to a Bachelor of Science.
  • Graduate: The College offers the Master of Business Administration and the Master of Science in Information Systems.

 

Summary of Fields of Study

  1.  Goal(s)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration graduates will demonstrate knowledge in the functional business areas. Graduates will be able to apply basic ethical principles to business situations, have an awareness of the role of diversity in the workplace and be able to assess global business issues. Bachelor of Business Administration graduates will also demonstrate competency in communication skills, effective planning and project management, analysis and creative problem solving, information technology skills, group and team skills.
  1.  The Major(s)
  • Each major will provide the student with the background to effectively meet tomorrow’s challenges. Graduates are well prepared not only in their mastery of technical subjects, but also in their communication skills, confidence, ability to work with others, willingness to accept responsibility and the capability to anticipate, create, adapt to and utilize change. Certificates supplement a major with additional technical skills or industry knowledge.

 

The Major(s)

  • The college offers 10 majors in Business

 

The majors are: 

  1. Accounting
  2. Applied Computing (BS degree only)
  3. Economics
  4. Finance
  5. Human Resources Management
  6. Information Systems
  7. Interactive Web Management
  8. Management
  9. Marketing
  10. Supply Chain Management

 

The Minor(s)

  • The College offers eight minors in Business.

 

The minors are: 

  1. Analytics
  2. Business Administration
  3. Business Economics
  4. Global Business
  5. Information Systems
  6. Insurance and Risk Management
  7. Operations Research
  8. Risk Management and Actuarial Science
  9. Sustainability Management

 

The Certificate(s)

  • The College offers 17 certificates in Business

 

The certificates are:

  1. Business Analysis
  2. Business Analytics
  3. Business Economics
  4. Digital Marketing
  5. Enterprise Resource Planning
  6. Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  7. Finance and Investments
  8. Financial Management
  9. Human Resource Management
  10. Information Systems
  11. International Business
  12. International Economics
  13. Insurance and Risk
  14. Marketing
  15. Sales
  16. Supply Chain Management
  17. Financial Services (available as an emphasis to BBA students only)

 

  1. The Philosophy of the College
  • The College of Business is a professional school committed to providing a curriculum that will prepare students for a career in business. This curriculum includes business foundation courses designed to provide students with a broad understanding of business and management functions while developing the analytical ability to solve business problems. In addition, each student selects a major area of study, which focuses on the development of general proficiency in a professional field in which the student has a career interest.
  • A Bachelor’s of Business Administration will challenge the student to develop their intellectual and creative interests and prepare them for problem solving and decision making jobs in organizations. The bottom line of any degree program is preparation for work. The value of a business degree is affirmed by the success of the college’s 8,500 bachelor’s and 2,200 master’s degree recipients. Many of the College of Business graduates have attained senior management status in manufacturing or government and have become owners of small businesses. A member of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the College of Business is fully accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Fewer than 20 percent of the 1,500 U.S. business colleges earn and maintain this honor. This accreditation provides students with assurance that they are receiving the quality education needed in today’s competitive job market, and can make the necessary difference when beginning a career.
  • A cornerstone of the undergraduate program is professional development.  To develop as business professionals, students will be required to participate in a number of activities designed to connect them to area businesses.  These activities lead to a required internship.  Many of these activities will occur outside of the classroom and outside regular class hours.
  1.  Eligibility for Business 300/400 Level Courses
  • Business majors are eligible for 300/400 level courses if they have been admitted to the College of Business and have met course prerequisites.
  • Non-business majors, which include students pursuing other majors, business minors and pre-business students, are eligible for 300/400-level courses if they have a combined grade point average of 2.5, have completed 44 undergraduate credits, and have met the course specific prerequisites. These students are limited to completing a total of 21 300/400-level credits of College of Business department business courses. BS/BA Economics majors will not have these restrictions on the 300/400-level economics courses.
  1.  Course Prerequisites
  • All students, both business majors and non-business majors, must adhere to the course prerequisites. Students in violation of course prerequisites will have their enrollment in that course canceled.
  1.  Residency Requirements
  • All BBA students must complete at least 21 credits of 300 or 400 level BBA courses at UW Oshkosh in order to be eligible for graduation.  This is a minimum threshold across all BBA majors. Individual BBA majors are allowed to add additional credit residency requirements within their major if they wish. (Accounting majors must complete at least nine credits of 300 level UW Oshkosh accounting courses and nine credits of 400 level UW Oshkosh accounting courses).
  1.  Policy Exception
  • An appeal process is available for possible exceptions to College of Business academic policies.

 

Admission/Graduation Requirements

  • Application Deadlines:
    • May 20, Fall Semester
    • December 20, Spring Semester
  • Credit Requirement: Students must have completed a minimum of 44 credits to be eligible for admission to the College of Business.
  • Grade Point Requirement: 2.50 combined (cumulative including transfer credit) grade point average is required at the time of admission to the College of Business.
  • Pre-core Course Requirements: The following courses must be completed with a grade of C or better prior to seeking admission to the college. A minimum 2.50 grade point average is required for these courses and a grade of C or better must be earned in every Business pre-core course.
    • Business 284
    • Accounting 206, 207
    • Economics: 201, 202, 210
    • Mathematics: 171 or 206
  • Students who took Business 284 prior to Fall 2015 at UW Oshkosh OR transfer the equivalent of Business 284 must complete professional development assignments. (See the College website for a list of approved activities and further descriptions of the essay). 
  • Students who do not meet the above criteria for guaranteed admission may still apply if they have a combined GPA of 2.20-2.49, 44 credits completed and completion of all pre-core courses with a C or better. 
  • Comment:
  • Students will graduate with the bulletin year in effect for their major at the time of admission to the College.

Business Scholars Program: High achieving First Year students and transfer students may be accepted into the Business Scholars Program if they meet two of the following standards;

  • 26 ACT or above and a high school GPA of 3.75 or above

OR

  • 29 ACT or above and a high school GPA of 3.50 or above.

Transfer students within the first 30 credits are also eligible if they meet the above standards and have a college GPA of 3.2 or higher

 

Required Core Courses

  • Business
    • Information Systems 311 Essentials of Information Systems
    • Business 320 Essentials of Law for Business 
    • Finance 331/332 Essentials of Finance
    • Supply Chain Management 341 Essentials of Operations Management
    • Management & Human Resources 351 Essentials of Organizational Behavior
    • Management & Human Resources 361 Essentials of Human Resource Management
    • Management & Human Resources 381 Quantitative Business Analysis
    • Marketing 371 Essentials of Marketing
    • Culminating Experience Requirement: Accounting 402, Information Systems 417, Management & Human Resources 453, Management & Human Resources 454, Management & Human Resources 455, Marketing 477, Management & Human Resources 486 (final semester)
  • In addition, all majors must satisfy:    
    • Global Knowledge Requirement (GKR)
    • Internship Requirement: Business 442 or 492

Note: Please see the College of Business web site at: www.uwosh.edu/cob for further information on the GKR and internship requirements.

  • Additional Graduation Requirements: Students must earn a minimum of 2.0 grade point average in upper level College of Business courses of record.

 

The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

 

1.  Accounting Major

The accounting major is offered by the Accounting Department and is recommended for students who wish to pursue a career in public, industrial or governmental accounting.

    • Required Credits: 30 minimum
      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
        • Accounting: Accounting 208, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 401, 403, 404, 405

Prerequisites: A 2.5 GPA is required in the courses required in the Accounting major and all additional Accounting courses of record (except ACCT 206, ACCT 207 and ACCT 402, if taken) with no grade less than C.

Comment:  Students must obtain a 2.5 grade point average and a minimum grade of C in all accounting courses of record at graduation. A minimum of 9 credits of 300 level and 9 credits of 400 level courses must be taken at UW Oshkosh in Accounting.

    • 150-Hour Requirement Candidates who wish to qualify for the CPA license and certification are required to have:
      • 150 term hours of academic preparation
      • an accounting concentration or equivalent
      • obtained at least a Bachelor’s Degree
    • Requirements to qualify  for the CPA licenses and certification: Complete or have completed the following:
      • Bachelors or Masters degree
      • 150 total credits
      • Minimum of 12 credits of UW Oshkosh College of Business courses
      • Minimum of six credits of UW Oshkosh 400 level accounting credits
      • All course requirements listed below:
        • Mathematics:
          • Mathematics 204
        • 24 Credits in Business/Economics Courses:
          • Business: 
            • INFO SYS 311, FIN 331, SCM 341, MHR 351, MHR 361, MARKET 371
          • Economics: ECON 204, 206, 210
      •  
        • 6 credits of Introductory Accounting:
          • Accounting: ACCT 206, 207, 208
        • 28 Credits in Accounting Concentration:
          • Accounting: Accounting 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 401, 403, 404, 405

Note: Recommended Accounting Elective Courses (to increase probability of success on the CPA exam) Accounting 407, 408.

 

2. Applied Computing Major

The Applied Computing major is an online degree delivered in collaboration with four other UW System campuses.  It is a degree completion program intended for returning students with 60 or more credits.  Please contact the College of Business Office for further information.  Upon completion of the Applied Computing Major, students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree.

    • Required Credits:  60 credit minimum
      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Letters & Science Degree requirements:
        • Applied Computing: Applied Computing 300, 310, 320, 330, 340, 350, 360, 370, 380, 390, 400, 410, 420, 430, 440, 450, 460, 470, 480, 490, 495.

 

3. Economics Major

The Economics major is offered by the Economics Department through the College of Business. Students may also obtain a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics through the College of Letters and Science (see the appropriate section for details).

    • Required Credits:  21 minimum
      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
        • Economics: Economics 329, 331, 472, 473 or 475, and at least 6 additional credits from Economics at the 400 level.
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 6 upper level division credits from the COB Department offerings.

 

4. Finance Major

The Finance major is offered by the Finance and Business Law Department and is recommended for students who are interested in a career in financial management which would include tasks such as capital budgeting, working capital management and financial analysis and for students interested in career positions with companies that provide financial services such as banks, brokerage firms, financial planning firms, insurance companies, real estate firms.

    • Required Credits:  21 minimum
      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
        • Finance:  Finance 333, 334, 335, 436
        • 6 additional credits from list below: 
          • Accounting 301, 303
          • Finance 320, 340, 351, 431, 433, 434 and 438.
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 3 upper level division credits from the COB Department offerings.

 

5. Human Resources Management Major

The Human Resources Management major is offered by the Management and Human Resources Department and is recommended for students who have career interests in such personnel management functions as recruitment, selection, training and development, compensation, performance appraisal and labor relations.

    • Required Credits:  24 minimum
      • Required Courses:  In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 453
      • Electives: Sufficient to meet the minimum requirement by completing 6 upper level division credits from the COB Department offerings.

 

6. Information Systems Major

This major is offered by the Information Systems (IS) Department and is recommended for students who wish to be able to help businesses compete in a global economy by utilizing the power of computer information technology to make better decisions and run business operations efficiently. The Information Systems major will prepare students for careers in such information technology areas as programming, systems analysis, database administration, network administration, project management training and consulting.

    • Required Credits:  27 minimum
      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
        • Information Systems: IS 201 or COMP SCI 221, IS 314, 315, 316, 318, 417
      • Additional Requirements: 9 credits from the following options: 
        • Electives:
          • Information Systems: IS 432, 433, 445, 446, 474, 481; Computer Science 347
      • Residency:
        • All Students must complete Info Sys 417 and a minimum of 9 credits of 300 or 400 upper level courses (not including Info Sys 311) at UW Oshkosh in Information Systems.

A. Computer Science Emphasis (Only open to Information Systems majors) This emphasis provides additional skills in computer programming.

    • Required Courses:
      • Information Systems: Info Sys 432, 433
    • Two courses from the following Computer Science courses: Comp Sci 251, 262, 271, 341, 346, 371

Courses in the emphasis may not double count in the IS major.

B. Networking Technologies Emphasis (Only open to Information Systems majors)

This emphasis provides additional background in designing and operating computer networks. It is taught in collaboration with Fox Valley Technical College.

    • Required Courses:
      • Information Systems: IS 230, 231, 232

C.  Enterprise Resource Planning Emphasis (Only open to Information Systems majors)

This emphasis will allow students to gain knowledge in an important technology being used by most larger organizations.  The emphasis will have particular value to students majoring in accounting, supply chain management, and information systems.

  •  Required Courses (9 credits):
    • Information Systems: IS 445, 446
  • Pick one of the following:
    • Accounting: ACCT 305
    • Information Systems: IS 481
    • Management & Human Resources: MHR 360

 

D. Web and Mobile Development Emphasis (Only open to Information Systems majors)

This emphasis is designed for students who wish to gain skills in developing their own apps and in creating e-commerce systems.

  • Required Courses:
    •  Information Systems: IS 432, 433
  • Electives: Choose one of the following:
    • Computer Science: Computer Science 347
    •  Information Systems: IS 350, 481

 

7. Interactive Web Management Major

Interactive Web Management (IWM), is an emerging field of academic study designed to prepare you for tomorrow’s careers.  This major blends facets of business administration, computer science, information systems, marketing and journalism.  The major prepares students for work at the intersection of technology, marketing, public relations, and media.

    • Required Credits: 31 minimum
    • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
      • Business: Business 488
      • Computer Science: Computer Science 125, 142, 347
      • Information Systems: IS 350, 352
      • Journalism: Journalism 221, 340, 440
      • Marketing: Marketing 363 or 428

 

8.  Management Major

The Management major is offered by the Management and Human Resource Department and is recommended for students who have career interests in such areas as international business, project management, and entrepreneurship.

    • Required Credits: 24 minimum
    • Required Courses in addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
      • Finance: Finance 431
      • Information Systems: IS 481 or MHR/ENGR 360
      • Management and Human Resources: MHR: 373, 375
    • Additional 12 credits: Completion of at least one of the following emphasis:   

A. International Business Emphasis(Only open to Management majors)

    • Required Credits: 12 minimum
      • Two courses from the following:
        • Economics: Economics 320, 420
        • Finance: Finance 335
        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 381
        • Marketing: Marketing 375
      • One course from the following:
        • Business: Econ 320, Econ 386, Econ 387, Econ 388 or Bus 494
    • Other Requirements:
        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 455

Note:  Students declaring the International Business Certificate may not declare the International Management emphasis.

B. Family Business/Entrepreneurship Emphasis(Only open to Management majors)

    • Required Credits: 12 minimum
      • Business: MHR 454
      • One course from the following:
        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 372, 374, 475
      • Six credits from one of the following functional areas:
        • Accounting:  Accounting 301, 305, 401, 403
        • Finance:  Finance 320, 333, 334, 335, 340, 351, 433, 434, 436
        • Management & Human Resources:  MHR 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388
        • Information Systems:  IS 314, 315, 316, 318, 410, 417, 432
        • Marketing:  Marketing 363, 372, 373, 374, 375, 376, 377, 418
        • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342, 343, 344, 345, 445, 460

C. Project Management Emphasis (Only open to Management majors)

    • Required Credits: 12 minimum
      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 455 or 486, 490
      • Marketing: Market 374
      • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342

Note: No more than 3 credits from the Management Major will apply toward the completion of an emphasis.

 

9.  Marketing Major

The Marketing major is offered by the Marketing Department and is recommended for students who have career interests in such areas as sales, sales management, retail management, advertising, marketing research and marketing management.

    • Required Credits: 24 minimum
    • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
      • Marketing: Marketing 374, 375, 377, 473, 477
    • Additional Requirement:  Completion of 9 credits of the following approved electives:
      • Marketing: Marketing 363, 372, 376, 418, 428, 474

A. Digital Marketing Emphasis (Only open to Marketing majors) This emphasis fulfills the 9 credits of electives required for completing the Marketing Major

    • Required Credits: 12 minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Marketing: Marketing 363, 428
      • Three credits from the following courses: 
        • Marketing: Marketing 376, 372
        • Computer Science: Computer Science 125
        • Information Systems: Information Systems 350
        • Journalism: Journalism 251
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10. Supply Chain Management Major

The Supply Chain Management major is offered by the Supply Chain Management Department and is recommended for students who are interested in careers related to operations of a business including materials management, production and inventory control, purchasing, logistics, manufacturing systems and operations research.

    • Required Credits: 21 minimum
      • Required Courses: In addition to the College of Business Pre-Core and Core Courses:
        • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342, 343, 344, 345, 445, 460.

Note: 2.5 GPA required in SCM courses.

 

The Minor(s)

 

1. Analytics Minor

The minor will expose students to various data analytics courses with a focus on statistical modeling, domain-specific analytics, data engineering, data management, and machine learning techniques.

    • Required Credits: 21 minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Information Systems: INFO SYS 201, 315
        • Economics: ECON 472, 473
        • Marketing: MARKET 418
      • Elective Courses:
        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 381
        • Marketing: MARKET 374, 428
        • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342

Comment: Analytics minors may substitute Psych 203 Elementary Psychological Statistics (with a B or better) or Soc 281 Social Statistics (with a B or better) for Econ 210 (Economics and Business Statistics).

All upper-level College of Business courses have the following additional prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 or 400-level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. 

 

2. Business Administration Minor

Recommended for students who wish to combine a basic business curriculum with an academic major in another college. A 2.5 cumulative grade point average, 44 credits, and all course prerequisites are required for enrollment to upper level business courses at the (300/400 levels. 

    • Required Credits: 33 minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Business: Business 198
        • Accounting:ACCT 206, 207
        • Economics: Economics 101 or 201 or 202 or 208 or 209
        • Finance: Finance 331
        • Information Systems:INFO SYS 311
        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 351, MHR 361,
        • Marketing: MARKET 371
        • Supply Chain Management: SCM 341

Comment: In addition to course prerequisites, the following courses are recommended prior to taking 300/400 level requirements in the minor: Business 198, Accounting 206, 207 and an Economics course. A minimum of nine credits of 300/400 level business courses must be taken at the University Wisconsin Oshkosh.

 

3. Business Economics Minor

Recommended for students who are majoring in other fields such as Biology, Political Science, or Foreign Language and who wish to enhance their major with a valuable related minor in Business Economics.  This minor is not available to students with a BBA major in the College of Business or any Economics major.

    • Required Credits: 21 credits in Business or Economics minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Economics:
          • Econ 201 Principles of Macroeconomics  3 credits
          • Econ 202 Principles of Microeconomics  3 credits
          • Econ 210 Economic and Business Statistics 3 credits 
      • Elective Courses:
          • The student must complete an additional two courses offered in any College of Business department at the 300 or 400 level.
          • Any two additional courses at the 400-level Economics courses. 

 

4. Global Business Minor

This minor is only available to students with a major in the College of Business. Not available to students with an International Business Certificate.

    • Required Credits: 23 minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Global Business Requirement (6 credits) from the following list:
          • Finance: Finance 335
          • Management & Human Resource: MHR 375
          • Marketing: Marketing 375
        • Foreign Language Requirement: the equivalent of eight college credits of a foreign language (all eight credits must be in the same language).
        • Cultural Diversity Requirement: six credits from a pre-approved list of 300/400 level courses.
        • The Study Tour Requirement: must be fulfilled with a COB pre-approval study tour or semester abroad academic experience that provides the student with significant observation of and/or interaction with business/management in a different culture. The Study Tour Requirement must provide the student with the opportunity to study multiple businesses in multiple industries. Automatic pre-approval is provided to any experience supported by the COB or in association with the COB.

 

5. Information Systems Minor

Open to all majors except Information Systems majors.

    • Required Credits: 21 minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Information Systems: Info Systems 201, 311, 314, 315
      • Select two classes (6 credits) from the following:
        • Any 300+ level Information System course not previously taken as required.
      • Electives: at least one class (3 credits) from the following: Any 300+ level Information System courses not previously taken for the minor. Alternatively, students may complete one of the following courses:
        • Accounting: Accounting 305
        • Art: Art 386
        • Computer Science: Comp Science 347
        • Economics: Econ 475
        • Geography: Geog 391
        • Information Systems: Info Systems 352, 432, 433, 445, 474, 481
        • Journalism: Journalism 340
        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 360, 388
        • Marketing: Marketing 363, 418
        • Nursing: Nursing 450, 451, 452
        • Radio-TV-Film: RTF 364

 

6. Insurance and Risk Management Minor

Open to all students. Students cannot complete both the Insurance and Risk Management minor and the Insurance Certificate.

    • Required Credits: 21 minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Finance: Finance 340, 351, and 445
      • Select nine (9) credits from the following:
        • Accounting: Accounting 403, 404
        • Economics: Economics 368, 405, 433, 472, 473
        • Finance: Finance 333, 334, 431, 438, 440*, 441*
        • Information Systems: Info Systems 315, 316, 481
        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 385, 386, 387
        • Marketing: Marketing 331, 335, 338, 363, 373, 418, 473
        • Supply Chain Management: SCM 445, 460
      • Select three (3) credits in courses offered in any College of Business department at the 300 or 400 level. 

*Finance 440 and 441 cannot count for both the Finance Major and the Insurance and Risk Management Minor

 

7. Operations Research Minor

Recommended for students who wish to combine a Computer Science or Mathematics major with a quantitative Business minor or for business students who want an applications-oriented Mathematics minor.

    • Required Credits: 25 minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Math: Math 171, 172, 222, 256, 301
        • Supply Chain Management: SCM 341, 342, 460

 

8.  Risk Management and Actuarial Science Minor

Open to all students. Students will gain an understanding and training in the fields of Risk Management, Insurance, and Actuarial Science.

    • Required Credits: 21 minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Math: Math 385 or Economics 473
        • Finance: Finance 340 and 441 or 445
      • Electives: Choose four courses (12 credits) from the following:
        • Math: Math 302, 304, 371, 376, 385*, 386, 401
        • Economics: Economics 471, 472, 473*
        • Finance: Finance 441*, 442, 445*
        • Marketing: Marketing 418

*These courses can only count once in required courses or electives.

 

9.  Sustainability Management Minor

Open to all students. Students will gain an understanding of the holistic and systemic aspects of environmental, social and economic issues.

    • Required Credits: 21 minimum
      • Required Courses:
        • Biology: Biology 104 or Geology 150 or Environmental Studies 260
        • Environmental Studies: Environmental Studies 261/Sociology 261
        • Sustainability Management: SMGT/Environmental Studies 302, 328, 329, 330
      • Electives: Choose one from the following:
        • Communication:  Communication 455
        • Economics: Economics 360, 460
        • Environmental Studies (ES): Environmental Studies (ES) 320, ES 326/History 326, ES 313/Sociology 313, ES 380/Anthropology 380, ES 390/Political Science 390
        • Geography: Geography 311, 313, 314, 324, 364, 391, 419
        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 375
        • Political Science: Political Science 310, 321, 366, 386, 388
        • Public Administration: Public Administration 391
        • Sociology: Sociology 311, 321, 337, 342, 359, 361, 368
        • Sustainability Management: SMGT 464 
        • Urban Planning: Urban Planning 300, 317

 

 

The Certificates

 

1. Business Analysis Certificate

This Business Analysis Certificate will be open to all University students, except BBA Information Systems major.

  • Required Credits: 12 crs.
  • Required Courses:
    • Information Systems: INFO SYS 311, 314, 315
    • Select one:
      • Information Systems: INFO SYS 481  or
      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 360  or
      • Engineering: ENGR 360

 

2. Business Analytics Certificate

With the increasing demand in the business world for employees with strong statistical skills, this certificate will give students the necessary data analysis and research skills.

  • Required Courses: 12 crs.
    • Required Credits:
      • Economics: Econ 210 (may sub Psych 203 with B, or Soc 281 with B, or Math 301 with C)
    • Select two:  Economics: Econ 472, 473, 475
    • Elective Course Options:
      • Select one: 
        • Economics: Econ 472, 473, 475 (if not taken above)  or
        • Info Sys: IS 201, 315  or
        • MHR: MHR 381*  or
        • Marketing: MKT 374, 418, 428  or
        • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342

                         *Only available to non-BBA majors

 

3. Business Economics Certificate

The Business Economics Certificate is open to all non-business and non-economics majors and minors. It serves as a smaller and more achievable version of the Business Economics minor for students who want to complete a general business and economics program but are unable to complete a full minor degree with their desired credit load

  • Required Credits: 12 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Economics: ECON 201, 202
      • Select one:
        • Economics: ECON 210 or
        • Any 300 or 400 level economics course
      • Choose one from:
        • Any 300 or 400 level course offered by the Economics Department or any other College of Business Department

 

4. Digital Marketing Certificate

This certificate is available to any non-marketing major. It will provide non-marketing students with an opportunity to increase their marketability in a competitive job market.

  • Required Credits: 6 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Marketing: MKT 363 (Digital Marketing), MKT 428 (Digital Marketing Analytics)
    • Plus 3 credits from the following:
        • Marketing: MKT 376, 372
        • Information Systems: IS 350
        • Computer Science: CS 125
        • Journalism: Journalism 251

 

5. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Certificate

This certificate is open to all University students, except for BBA Information Systems majors, and will prepare them for technology and business-related careers. This certificate focuses on understanding the business process, the role of ERP, project management, analysis, and hands-on usage of ERP systems.

  • Required Credits:  12 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Information Systems: IS 311, 445, 446
    • Select one of the following:
        • Accounting: ACCT 305
        • Information Systems: IS 314, 481
        • Management & Human Resources/Engineering: MHR/ENGR 360

 

6. Entrepreneurship & Innovation Certificate

This certificate is available to all colleges and majors throughout the university, except for Management Majors with a Family Business/Entrepreneur emphasis seeking to further their education on entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • Required Credits: 9 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 373
    • Choose at least 1 of the courses from the list below:
      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 372, 374, 454, 475
    • Select no more than one of the courses from the list below:
      • Accounting: ACCT 303
      • Art: ART 483
      • Computer Science: COMP SCI 125
      • Criminal Justice: CRIM JUS 212
      • Engineering: ENGR 360
      • Finance: FIN 320, 326, 351, 431, 436, 440
      • Information Systems: INFO SYS 314, 352
      • Kinesiology: KINESLGY 447
      • Marketing: MARKET  372, 374, 376, 377
      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 360, 383, 386
      • Music: MUSIC 119, 120
      • Supply Chain Management: SCM 343

 

7. Finance and Investments Certificate

The Insurance and Risk Certificate will be a compliment to all business majors, except for BBA Finance majors. This certificate may be especially attractive to economics majors, information systems majors, and marketing majors who would like to work with financial institutions or investment firms.

  • Required Credit: 9 credits
    • Required Courses: 
      • Finance*: FIN 333, 334, 335

*Finance 333, 334, and 335 must be taken in residency to ensure this is a UW Oshkosh program

 

8. Financial Management Certificate

The Finance Management certificate will compliment and is available to all business majors, except for BBA Finance majors. This certificate may be especially attractive to management majors, human resource management majors, and supply chain management majors who would like to work with manufacturing firms or nonprofits.

  • Required Courses: 9 crs.
    • Required Courses: 
      • Finance*: FIN 334, 431, 436

*Finance 334, 431, and 436 must be taken in residency to ensure this is a UW Oshkosh program

 

9. Human Resource Management Certificate

The Human Resource Management Certificate provides students both within and outside the College of Business with an opportunity to further their knowledge and skills within the area of human resource management. This certificate is open to all students except for Human Resource Management majors.

  • Required Credits: 12 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 361
    • Choose 9 credits from the following list:
      • Finance: Finance 451
      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 382, 383, 384, 385, 386, 387, 388, 389, 453

 

10. Information Systems Certificate

The Information Systems Certificate is open to all University students, except BBA IS majors. This certificate will prepare students for technology and business-related careers by focusing on providing a background on business, information systems, analysis and design, and an introduction to coding.

  • Required Credits: 12 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Information Systems: INFO SYS 311, 341
    • Select one:
      • Computer Science:  COMP SCI 142, 221
      • Information Systems: INFO SYS 201
    • Select one:
      • Any 300+ level INFO SYS course

 

11. International Business Certificate

The International Business Certificate is open to all UW Oshkosh majors, with the exception of students in the International Economics certificate program, Global Business Minor, or Management majors with the International Business emphasis. Students who receive this certificate will have a competitive edge in the job market and be able to see the “big picture” when it comes to business issues and solutions.

  • Required Credits: 9 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Choose 9 credits from the courses listed below in at least TWO different departments:
        • Business: BUS 494 (This course may be repeated for up to 6 total credits if the students travel on two different trips)
        • Economics: ECON 319, 320, 336
        • Finance: FIN 335
        • Marketing:  MARKET 372, 375
        • Management & Human Resources: MHR 375

 

11. International Economics Certificate

The International Economics Certificate is open to all students except for BA and BS Economics Majors. The courses in this certificate program are centered on increasing students’ knowledge of international economic systems and trade and capital markets. The certificate also highlights economic systems in other regions of the world, and includes a study abroad experience as an elective.

  • Required credits: 15 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Economics: Econ 201, 202, 410, 420
    • Choose one of the following elective courses:
      • Economics: Econ 319, 320, 336, 386, 387, 388  OR
      • an approved international experience

 

12. Insurance & Risk Certificate

The Insurance and Risk Certificate compliments any UW Oshkosh major program of study. While the study of risk and insurance is a valuable addition to any finance or other business major, the certificate program is also recommended for anyone desiring to build their knowledge and literacy in this growing industry. 

Students cannot complete both the Insurance and Risk Management minor or the Risk Management and Actuarial Science minor and the Insurance and Risk Certificate.

  • Required Credits: 9 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Finance: FIN 340*, plus FIN 351 or FIN 445
    • Plus 3 credits from the following:
      • Accounting: Accounting 403, 404
      • Economics: Economics 368, 405, 433, 472, 473
      • Finance: FIN 333, 334, 351*, 431, 438, 440, 441, 445**
      • Information Systems: Info Systems 315, 316, 481
      • Management & Human Resources: MHR 385, 386, 387
      • Marketing: Marketing 331, 335, 338, 363, 373, 418, 473
      • Supply Chain Management: SCM 445, 460

*This course requires a prerequisite of a successful completion of one of the following courses with a C or better: Economics 210,    Finance 331, Math 171, or Math 204

**These courses can only count once in required courses or electives.

 

14. Marketing Certificate

This certificate complements and enhances other primary majors (non-business) and career options and is open to all UW Oshkosh majors, aside from BBA Marketing major. The field of marketing is built to complement many different courses of study, including (but not limited to):

Art – designing promotion materials
Communication – formulating promotional message
Journalism – development targeted public relations messages
Psychology – theories underpinning consumer behavior
Mathematics – marketing analytics
Computer science – consumer data/big data management

  • Required Credits: 12 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Marketing: MKT 371 Essentials of Marketing
    • Plus three courses from the following:
      • Marketing: MKT 363, 372, 374, 375, 376, 377, 418, 428, 473

 

15. Sales Certificate

The Sales Certificate will provide non-Marketing students with an opportunity to increase their marketability in a competitive job market. This certificate can help all students, whether they plan to enter sales or non-sales areas. For students who wish to enter sales, the certificate helps understand different types of sales and helps future sales companies onboard, retain, promote, and leverage talents. For students who enter non-sales areas, this certificate can help with understanding how sales work in order to interface with, leverage, and support sales areas productively.

  • Required Credits: 9 crs.
    • Required Courses:
    • Marketing*: MARKET 331, 335, 338

*These courses are taken as co-requisites in a single semester block.

 

16. Supply Chain Management Certificate

The Supply Chain Management Certificate is open to all UW Oshkosh, aside from BBA Supply Chain Management Majors. This certificate helps students seeking greater knowledge to prepare for opportunities in Supply Chain Management.

  • Required Credits: 12 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Supply Chain Management: SCM 341
    • Choose three (3) of the following:
      • Supply Chain Management: SCM 342, 343, 344, 345, 441, 445, 449, 460

 

17. Financial Services Certificate

This certificate will allow students to broaden and expand their skills in financial services while pursuing a major in another area. Open to BBA students. Not open to Finance majors.

  • Required Credits: 9 crs.
    • Required Courses:
      • Finance: Finance 333
    • Two courses from:
      • Finance: Finance 320, 334, 340, 351, 433, 434, 440
      • Marketing: Marketing 379

 

Course Offerings

Accounting    206

3 (crs.)

Essentials of Financial Accounting

This course provides an introduction to the principles of financial accounting and the preparation, interpretation and analysis of general purpose financial statements for parties external to the organization. Prerequisites: Mathematics 103 or PBIS 187, 188 or 189, or placement into or completion of higher level math, 24 units (crs), 2.0 GPA. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    207

3 (crs.)

Essentials of Managerial Accounting

This course introduces students to the principles of management accounting, the use of accounting information for planning and control, decision making, and the costing of organizational activities. Prerequisite: Acct 206 with a grade of C or better (or concurrent enrollment in Acct 206 in same semester but not in same 7 week session. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    208

2 (crs.)

Financial Accounting Cycle

This course, following Introduction to Financial Accounting, is designed to introduce the use of microcomputers in financial accounting. After completing this course, students will have obtained an extended understanding of the financial accounting cycle and a foundation for exploring, using and designing computerized accounting systems. Prerequisites: Completion of Acct 206 with a grade of C or better. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    301

3 (crs.)

Intermediate Accounting I

This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the theory and current practice of financial accounting as it pertains to the assets and the related accounts on the income statement. This course also covers the time value of money, revenue recognition principles, and preparation and analysis of the income statement and balance sheet.  Prerequisites: Acct 207 and Acct 208 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 or 400 level COB department courses, with a completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    302

3 (crs.)

Intermediate Accounting II

This course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of the theory and current practice of financial accounting as it pertains to liabilities and equity and the related accounts on the income statement.  This course also covers earnings per share, accounting changes and errors, and preparation and analysis of the statement of cash flows. Prerequisites: Accounting 301 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.  (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    303

4 (crs.)

Cost Management

Fundamental principles and procedures of cost accounting including process costs and job order costs. Detailed study of indirect manufacturing cost, standard cost procedures and variance analysis. System design, budgeting and responsibility accounting are considered. Prerequisites: Acct 207 and Acct 208 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 or 400 level COB department courses, with a completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    304

3 (crs.)

Advanced Cost Management

Topics include cost analysis, capital budgeting, cost allocation, divisional performance, transfer pricing and cost evaluation. Quantitative methods and decision models are presented. The behavioral aspects of responsibility accounting are considered. Prerequisites: Accounting 303 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.  (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    305

3 (crs.)

Accounting Information Systems

This course deals with the design, use, and management of information systems that support the financial and managerial accounting functions of modern organizations. Topics include organization of accounting systems, principals of systems design and documentation, transaction processing and data storage, internal controls, system security, auditing of information systems, and reporting systems. Prerequisites: Info Sys 311 and Accounting 301. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    401

3 (crs.)

Auditing

Basic auditing concepts and developments and their application to the examination, evaluation, and reporting of financial data. Theoretical topics include: auditing standards, evidence, ethics, statistical sampling, computerized systems, legal responsibilities, reports and procedures. Prerequisites: Accounting 302 with a grade of (C) or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    402

3 (crs.)

Enterprise Risk Management

This course is a capstone experience open to any business major which provides an introduction to the integrative discipline of Enterprise Risk Management. Integral to a successful business is the ability to analyze and prepare for threats to the successful accomplishment of an entity’s business objectives. This course will guide you through the development of an Enterprise Risk Management plan sufficient to prepare you to be an effective member of a risk management team. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior standing (last semester of enrollment), and completion or enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study), or Business 492 (Internship Course) AND have submitted a graduate application. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    403

3 (crs.)

Federal Income Taxation

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of the federal income taxation.  An overview of the sources and basic framework of federal income tax law is provided followed by concepts of filing status, exemptions, income recognition, exclusions, business and personal expenses, and credits. The basics of property transactions and cost recovery are also covered.  Tax research will also be introduced. Prerequisites: Accounting 301 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.(Fall) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    404

3 (crs.)

Advanced Federal Income Taxation

This course is continuation of Bus 403 Federal Income Taxation.  Coverage includes taxation of regular corporations, subchapter-S corporations and partnerships.  A brief introduction to international transactions will be provided as well as an introduction to the federal estate and gift taxes. Prerequisites: Accounting 403 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    405

3 (crs.)

Government and Not-For-Profit Accounting

Concepts of fund accounting, planning, budgeting and controlling the operations of governmental units and not-for-profit entities. Includes the study of internal control and operational audits. Prerequisites: Accounting 302 with grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. (Fall) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    406

3 (crs.)

International Accounting

This course considers the cultural genesis of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and compare and contrasts financial reporting in the United States of America (FASB) with IFRS. Meets College of Business Global Knowledge Requirement (GKR) and Global Scholar (GS). Prerequisite: ACCT 302. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    407

3 (crs.)

Fraud Examination

This course offers a student an introduction to the definition of fraud and methods of detection and prevention. Prerequisites: Accounting 301 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    408

3 (crs.)

Advanced Accounting

Advanced accounting theory and practice placing emphasis upon the recent areas of interest including business combinations and consolidation statements. Prerequisites: Accounting 302 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Accounting    409

1 – 3 (crs.)

Topics in Accounting

Current accounting topics will be studied. Students are allowed to enroll in this course multiple times for credit, subject to a difference in topics among the multiple enrollments. Topics will reflect current relevant trends in accounting today. Prerequisites will be determined by the topics offered (see advisor).

 

 

Accounting    474

3 – 6 (crs.)

Accounting Honors Thesis

Thesis project will presume a significant project in the student’s major field of study (e.g. a written project or consequence or software with important output). Proposals must show clear promise of thesis level work and be sponsored by a faculty member in the student’s major. These, in turn, should be submitted to the Accounting Department Chair who will assign a faculty mentor (who may or may not be the sponsoring faculty member) and College Undergraduate Director (who has final authority for approval and final determination of units (cr.)). Prerequisite: Senior standing and good standing in The Honors College. Bus majors who have been admitted the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300/400 level College of Business department courses, if they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPS of 2.5. This course meets University Honors thesis requirement. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Applied Computing    300

3 (crs.)

Programming I

This course offers an introduction to history of computing, fundamental computer concepts and structured programming techniques. Java will be used to teach the basic concepts of program analysis, design, implementation, debugging and testing. It provides hands-on coverage of simple data types, problem solving, program design, conditional execution, loops, and basic user defined methods.

 

 

Applied Computing    310

3 (crs.)

Math for Computer Science

This course covers important topics that serve as foundation for many computer science courses. These topics may include logic, sets, functions, mathematical reasoning, counting, probability, relations, graphs, trees, Boolean algebra, and algorithms.

 

 

Applied Computing    320

3 (crs.)

Introduction to Business

This course introduces the student to the major functional areas of business including the roles of accounting, finance, human resources, marketing, information systems, and operations in the organization. In addition, the role of business in a free enterprise system, business ethics, leadership, leading change and the competitive global business environment will be covered.

 

 

Applied Computing    330

3 (crs.)

Technical and Professional Communication

This course covers technical and professional communication skills and techniques. Practice in creating effective memos and reports, developing technical materials, delivering presentations, and developing team communication will be the focus of the course.

 

 

Applied Computing    340

3 (crs.)

Legal and Ethical Responsibilities of the IT Professional

This course explores a range of legal, regulatory, ethical and compliance issues associated with developing software and using information systems in an organization. Topics include the ethical and legal issues associated with data privacy and intellectual property, compliance with regulatory requirements such as Sarbanes Oxley, and other related contemporary subjects. Co-requisite: APC 320

 

 

Applied Computing    350

3 (crs.)

Programming 2

This course offers continuation of fundamental computer concepts and Programming. It provides hands-on coverage of Methods, File IO, Arrays and their applications, Abstract Data Types, Classes, simple GUI application, and introduction to inheritance and composition. Prerequisite: APC 300 and APC 310

 

 

Applied Computing    360

3 (crs.)

Database Management I

This course covers design and implementation of relational database management systems to support computer-based information systems. Topics include: data modeling techniques such as entity-relationship modeling, extended entity-relationship modeling, database normalization techniques, and basic and advanced features of database query language SQL. Prerequisites: APC 300 and APC 310.

 

 

Applied Computing    370

3 (crs.)

Systems Analysis and Design

This course explores the first five phases of the Systems Development Life Cycle including scope definition, problem analysis, requirements analysis, logical design and decision analysis with the goal of determining an effective system solution. Topics covered include Use Case development, gap analysis, financial analysis of IT investments, and feasibility analysis. Prerequisite: APC 300, 320, and 330.

 

 

Applied Computing    380

3 (crs.)

Project Management Techniques

This course is an introduction to project management tools and techniques including project selection and life cycle, stakeholder management, scope management, budget control, scheduling, quality management, risk identification, and procurement management. Prerequisite: APC 370

 

 

Applied Computing    390

3 (crs.)

Object Oriented Programming

This course offers an introduction to Object-Oriented Programming techniques using the Java programming language. Students will gain skills in using Classes and Interfaces, Exception handling, Programming by Contract, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Overloading, Abstract Classes and Methods, Serialization, Generics, and an Introduction to Recursion. Prerequisite: APC 350

 

 

Applied Computing    400

3 (crs.)

Applied Communication Networks

This course covers fundamental concepts in the design, configuration, and problem solving of computer networks. Topics include: TCP/IP and OSI architecture, application layer (Web, FTP, remove connection, email, client and server interaction), transport layer (TCP/UDP), network layer (IP), data link and physical layers. Prerequisite: APC 350

 

 

Applied Computing    410

3 (crs.)

Database Management 2

This course covers architecture and use-cases of non-relational (NoSQL) based on four types of databases including document, Graph, Key-value, and wide column store. Topics include: data types, create/update/delete data, query, cursors, indexing, dynamic schema design, scalability (scale-out) over scale-up of RDBMS, analysis of massive unstructured and semi-structured data and data security.

 

 

Applied Computing    420

3 (crs.)

Computer Security I

This course covers topics spanning security and risk management, security engineering, identity and access management, and security operations. Topics include cryptography, access control models, malicious software and countermeasures, security policy, security model, trust, vulnerability assessment, security standards and evaluation, administration and auditing, and secure storage. Prerequisite: APC 350

 

 

Applied Computing    430

3 (crs.)

Applied Data Structures and Algorithms

This course covers fundamental concepts and the application of data structures and algorithms. Topics may include abstract data type, dynamic array, iterators, linked list, generics, stacks, queues, binary search tree, navigating trees, collections, maps, heaps, hashing, graphs, and sorting. Prerequisite: APC 390

 

 

Applied Computing    440

3 (crs.)

Web Development

This couse teaches students how to create advanced and interactive websites using technologies like HTML 5, CSS, JavaScript, Bootstrap, XML, web services, and database integration within the ASP.Net/Java/XX platform. This class also introduces principles of good user interaction design to the creation of effective web pages. Prerequisites: APC 360 with co-req of APC 400.

 

 

Applied Computing    450

3 (crs.)

Operating Systems Theory and Practice

This course provides introduction to important operating systems concepts such as processes, threads, scheduling, concurrency control and memory management. The students will learn these concepts via systems programming using POSIX API. Co-requisites: APC 430

 

 

Applied Computing    460

3 (crs.)

Software Engineering Practices

This course covers basic software development methodologies and tools. Methodologies include the waterfall, iterative and agile approaches. Tools include integrated development environments (IDEs), unified modeling language (UML), and testing frameworks. Other topics include requirements analysis, object-oriented analysis, test-driven development, and design patterns. Students will work on a team software project. Prerequisites: APC 370 and 390.

 

 

Applied Computing    470

3 (crs.)

IS Strategy and Management

This course begins with an exploration of organizational strategy and how Information Systems strategy is developed to support the attainment of organizational goals. The course then explores the management of the IS function using a capability maturity model approach to topics such as budgeting, acquisition, service management, change management, and personnel management. Prerequisites: APC 380 with APC 460 as a co-req.

 

 

Applied Computing    480

3 (crs.)

Computer Security 2

This course covers topics spanning communication and network security, security assessment and testing, software development security, and asset security. Specific topics include operating system security, network security (e.g. firewalls, tunneling, intrusion detection, and wireless networking), browser security, and application security (e.g. database security, email security, payment system security, and digital-rights management). Prerequisites: APC 360, 400, 420, and 450.

 

 

Applied Computing    490

1 (crs.)

Capstone Project Preparation

The purpose of this course is for students to choose a capstone project, create an initial plan with specific deliverables identified, and receive approval. This course covers review of key concepts necessary for success in the Capstone (APC 495) course, including software engineering practices, project management techniques, systems analysis, and communicating with technical or non-technical audiences (CTO, IT staff, etc.). May include additional topics specific to anticipated capstone projects. Prerequisites: APC 380 with a co-req of 460.

 

 

Applied Computing    495

3 (crs.)

Capstone Project

The purpose of this course is for students to complete the project that was approved in APC 490. This course covers development, management and delivery of an applied computer science project for a client, including communication of project requirements and status to a non-technical audience. Prerequisites: APC 490 AND last semester of program.

 

 

Business    150Q1

3 (crs.)

A Community History of Business (XS)

In one form or another, we have been doing “business’ for thousands of years. Some aspects of business are unchanged – businesses provide goods and services to their communities. But the potter sitting in a market in Babylon would be unlikely to recognize the ceramics being mass produced and shipped around the globe, each including a bar code or RF tag to monitor their movement through a global logistics network. Similarly the small business man of Rome would be unfamiliar with the community expectations we now have for our business leaders. In this course students will review the historic role of business in many communities and will research the civic engagement of business in a particular community of their choosing.

 

 

Business    198

3 (crs.)

Introduction to Business

The course is designed as an introductory course for all students interested in learning more about business.  Students will be exposed to many different aspects of the world of business.  A primary objective of the course is to broaden both the interests and horizons of early level university students toward understanding the dynamics of business and business careers.  Lectures, readings, presentations by guest speakers, videos, etc. will be utilized to facilitate student’s learning. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    204

4 (crs.)

Essentials of Financial and Managerial Accounting

This course introduces students to the principles of 1) financial accounting and the preparation, interpretation and analysis of general purpose financial statements for parties external to the organization, and 2) management accounting, the use of accounting information for planning and control, decision making, and the costing of organizational activities. The emphasis is on the use of accounting information rather than the creation of that information. Financial and managerial accounting are covered in roughly equal proportions. Prerequisites:  Mathematics 103 or  PBIS 187, 188, or 189, or placement into or completion of higher level math, 24 units (crs.), 2.0 GPA, and Business 198 or concurrent enrollment.

 

 

Business    210

3 (crs.)

Computer Literacy

This course is designed to prepare students to be able to use management information systems and to understand their basic concepts.  Topics include: the use of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh computer facilities, data processing concepts, hardware concepts, software concepts, and system design and analysis concepts.

 

 

Business    231

3 (crs.)

Personal Finance

A study of the major financial decisions encountered by individuals. Subjects covered are: budgeting, use of credit, automobile and consumer durables, insurance, the housing decision, taxes, retirement planning, estate transfer and investments. Each subject is analyzed within the context of a comprehensive framework of personal financial planning. (May not be taken as a major elective by business students). Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    259Q2

3 (crs.)

Predictably Misbehaving: Behavioral Economics and Society (XS)

This course explores the ways individuals systematically deviate from rational economic behavior and why it causes suboptimal outcomes in our communities. We will ask questions about how this irrational behavior shapes business, consumer behavior, government, philanthropy, the environment, and our personal lives. Our focus will be on studying various public policies while also considering the ethical implications of these policies. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    275Q3

3 (crs.)

Sustainability: The 21st Century Business Strategy (XS)

This course addresses the concept of sustainability with a focus on strategy for organizations. Emphasis is on the triple bottom line of economic, social and environmental perspectives and how the strategy of an organization impacts each of these areas on a micro and macro level, both short and long-term. A substantial portion of the course surrounds a Community Experience with a Community Partner. This experience will involve application of course materials to a major issue our partner is facing. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    284

1 (crs.)

Professional Skills in Business

Students will develop resumes, cover letters, participate in mock interviews and develop professional business skills. In addition, students will conduct career exploration in a variety of ways. This course is designed to prepare students to succeed in a professional business environment after graduation as well as better prepare them for their internship experiences. This course is required prior to admittance to the College of Business and is suggested to be taken the semester immediately before admittance. Prerequisites: Completion of 36 credits including either Economics 201 or 202 and a combined GPA of 2.4. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Business    299

1 – 3 (crs.)

Intermediate Independent Study

Supervised undergraduate reading and research. See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements.

 

 

Business    300

0 (crs.)

Professional Experience in Business

Professional Experience in Business is a graduation requirement for the College of Business. It involves the student’s having a practical work or training experience of sufficient duration that allows the student to understand basic skills or principles required to be qualified for an entry-level professional position following graduation. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5  Pass/Fail course.

 

 

Business    320

3 (crs.)

Essentials of Law for Business

This course primarily examines selected areas of law that affect business. The legal subject matter includes the legal system, civil and criminal law, law of business organizations, statutes regulating business entities, laws affecting business transactions. Additionally, the course includes laws affecting international business and ethics as applied to business. BUS CORE. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 30 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    321

3 (crs.)

Business Law I

This course primarily involves an in-depth study of contract law under common law and sales of goods as regulated by Article II of the Uniform Commercial Code. The U.C.C. topics include: transfer of title, risk of loss, warranties, performance and discharge. Secondarily, this course covers, in varying scope: personal and real property, bailments, insurance, estates and trusts, and ethics. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. (Fall) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    322

3 (crs.)

Business Law II

This course primarily involves an in-depth study of commercial paper (e.g. promissory notes and checks), agency law, general and limited partnerships, corporate law, secured transactions, bankruptcy and accountant’s legal liability.  Articles III, IV and IX of the Uniform Commercial Code are applied in this course.  Secondarily, this course covers some government regulation of business areas and international law. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. 422/622 (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    442

1 – 6 (crs.)

Business Cooperative Study

Full-time, off-campus experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Co-ops give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent. Prerequisites: Completion of Business 284 and Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    450

3 (crs.)

Environmental Management

This course introduces the natural environment as a component of the business decision making process. Topics include life cycle planning, sustainable development, environmental auditing, environmental partnerships, design and technology, greening the supply chain environmental strategy. Cases are utilized to examine practical questions that managers confront. Cross-listed with Business 450. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

 

 

Business    451

3 (crs.)

Business and Society

The identification and assessment of forces that have shaped the relationships between business and society. Moral and ethical questions are addressed. Prerequisites: Business 352. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5

 

 

Business    474

3 – 6 (crs.)

Honors Thesis

Honors Thesis project will presume a significant project in the student’s major field of study (e.g. a written project of consequence or software with important output). Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be sponsored by a faculty member in the student’s major. These, in turn, should be submitted to the Undergraduate Student Programs Process Director, who has final authority for approval and final determination of units (crs.).  Prerequisites: The Honors College and senior standing. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    480

3 (crs.)

Topics in International Business

This course will present a study of selected, current relevant international business topics.  Students are allowed to enroll in this course twice for credit, subject to a difference in topics between the two enrollments. Topics will stress the opportunities and risks from organizations doing business internationally, how the international business practices differ from domestic business practices, or how business is conducted internationally compared to domestic standards. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Business    486

3 (crs.)

Student Consulting Practicum

The student consulting practicum offers confidential business assistance to local companies.  The program is specifically designed to 1) provide top College of Business students an opportunity to apply knowledge gained in the classroom and 2) provide area businesses with high quality solutions to current business problems.  Prerequisites: 3.0 GPA and consent of instructor. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior Standing (last semester of enrollment), Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study) OR Business 492 (Internship Course), AND have submitted a graduate application. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Business    488

1 (crs.)

IWM Portfolio Seminar

Every student in the IWM major is required to develop a digital portfolio that documents significant work they have created throughout their studies. This course is led by an instructor who serves mostly as an advisor to students on how to complete their portfolios, as well as evaluate their content for assessment purposes. That instructor will involve advisory board members and other faculty members in the evaluation. Prerequisites: Senior standing (last semester of enrollment); official GPA of 2.5 or better, or Business majors who have been admitted to the COB; completion or concurrent enrollment in Business 492 (Internship) or 442 (Business Cooperative Study) or Journalism 427 (Internship) or Computer Science 399 (Internship) AND have submitted a graduation application. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    490

3 (crs.)

Business Topics

Current business topics will be studied. Students are allowed to enroll in this course twice for credit, subject to a difference in topics between the two enrollments. Topics will reflect current relevant trends in business today. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Business    491

1 – 3 (crs.)

Independent Study

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    492

3 (crs.)

Business Administration Internship

Experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.  Prerequisites: Completion of Business 284 and Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Business    494

1 – 3 (crs.)

International Business Study Tour

Requirements for study tours includes: (1) travel to various countries directed by business faculty members to provide students direct contact with economic and business issues in other societies. (2) reading background material; (3) attendance at classes; (4) participating in field lectures; (5) writing a report and/or other assignments. For graduate credit, an additional research assignment, paper or project is also required. Course may be repeated for up to 6 total credits IF the student travels to different countries. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor (for undergraduate credit). Admission to full standing in the MBA program and consent of instructor (for graduate credit). All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 494/694 Special fees may apply.

 

 

Finance    320

3 (crs.)

Real Estate Finance

This course involves a study of investments in real estate including the economics of the real estate market, investment strategy, risk and return analysis, financial leverage, investment analysis, mortgage underwriting, and the secondary mortgage market. This course also includes application of the time value of money, discounted cash flow models, cash flow projections, and financial analysis. Prerequisites: Finance 331 with a grade of “C-” or better AND concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) MHR 381. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    326

3 (crs.)

Real Estate Principles

A study of the acquisition, use, control, transfer, taxation, and legal aspects of real estate. Real estate (also called realty or real property) deal with land and building. This course includes application of legal principles to real estate. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    331

3 (crs.)

Essentials of Finance

A study of the financial decision-making process in business to solve problems and identify business opportunities in a global environment. Students learn to use financial tools (e.g. financial statement, time value of money, cash flow and  risk and return analysis) to make optimal capital budgeting, dividend, and capital structure decisions. BUS CORE. Prerequisites: Business 204, or Business 201 and 202 or Acct 206 and Acct 207 or Business 201 and Acct 207. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    332

3 (crs.)

Honors: Business Finance

A study of the financial decision-making in business to solve problems and identify business opportunities in a global environment. Students learn to use financial tools (e.g. financial statement analysis, time value of money, cash flow analysis, and risk and return analysis) to make capital budgeting and working-capital decisions. Prerequisites: Business 204. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    333

3 (crs.)

Financial Markets

A study of the financial system of the United States and other countries. Topics in this course include financial markets, financial securities such as financial derivatives, financial institutions, laws and regulations. The course examines the role and operation of financial markets to raise and allocate scarce capital resources. The course also examines how interest rates are determined and the effects of the Federal Reserve and Treasury policies on the financial system. Prerequisites: Finance 331 with a grade of “C-” or better AND concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) MHR 381. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    334

3 (crs.)

Investment Management

A study of investment and portfolio management theories and concepts used to identify investment opportunities in global financial markets. Attention is centered on the analysis of the risk-return characteristics of investment vehicles including financial derivatives. Prerequisites: Finance 331 with a grade of “C-” or better AND concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) MHR 381. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    335

3 (crs.)

International Business Finance

A study of international financial theory, markets and instruments used in the management of the investing and the financing of a global business. The course includes application of currency forecasting, speculation and hedging to international investing and financing decisions. Prerequisites: Finance 331 with a grade of “C-” or better AND concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) MHR 381. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    340

3 (crs.)

Risk Management and Insurance

An introductory study of the risk management process and the importance of insurance as a method of handling risk. This course is designed to generate an aware of the nature of risk, its effects on individual and business decisions, and the methods available for treating risk. Course content includes property insurance, auto insurance, life and health insurance, workers compensation and employee benefits. Relationships between risk management and other functional areas of business are also considered. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. In addition, the student must have completed any one of the following courses by earning a C- or better: Fin 331, Econ 210, Math 171, or Math 201.

 

 

Finance    351

3 (crs.)

Financial Planning and Risk Management

A risk management approach to the financial uncertainty of individuals and households. This includes the use of insurance for autos, homes, life, disability, and health. Personal financial plans in the areas of annuities, retirement accounts and social security to meet individual needs. Financial planning strategies to mitigate risks and to exploit the upside of risk for the individual. Prerequisites: Finance 331 with a grade of “C-” or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    431

3 (crs.)

Financial Statement Analysis

A study of the financial theory and applications used in the day-to-day management of a business and its financial statements in a global environment. The course is focused on the analysis of financial statements, financial forecasting, and the decision-making process of managing growth. Prerequisites: Finance 331 with a grade of “C-” or better AND concurrent enrollment in (or completion of) MHR 381. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    433

3 (crs.)

Management of Financial Institutions

The application of the decision-making process of depository institutions such as commercial banks, thrifts, and credit unions in global financial markets. Key topics include analyzing bank performance, asset and liability management, managing interest rate risk, financial innovations, and the role of financial institutions in capital formation. Prerequisites: Accounting 208 with a grade of “C-” or better and Finance 333. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    434

3 (crs.)

Security Analysis

The application of valuation models to global investment opportunities. Students are required to obtain, organize, and analyze internal and external data as it relates to the management of an investment portfolio. Prerequisites: Accounting 208 with a grade of “C-” or better and Finance 334. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    436

3 (crs.)

Advanced Financial Management

A study of the financial theory and applications used in business investment, financing, and dividend decision in a global environment. The course employs the case study pedagogy requiring students to analyze business situations and make business investment, financing, and dividend decisions using problem solving techniques and critical thinking. Prerequisites: MHR 381 with a “C-” or better and Finance 334.Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    438

3 (crs.)

Student-Managed Endowment Fund

Students manage numerous endowment fund portfolios. The seminar provides students the opportunity to evaluate a variety of financial assets and to implement an investment strategy to an actual institutional portfolio. As a team, students make investment decisions based on each fund’s investment policy statement. Prerequisite: Application and consent of finance faculty. Course is repeatable.

 

 

Finance    440

3 (crs.)

Business Risk Management and Insurance

A risk management approach to the financial uncertainty of business. This includes liability insurance for business, employee benefits (workers compensation and social security), pension and group insurance, and self-insurance for property liability losses. Prerequisites: Finance 340, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    441

3 (crs.)

Advanced Risk Management

Study of Risk recognition, risk control, and risk control, and risk financing techniques used to achieve basic organizational goals such as profit maximization, earnings stability, and growth. Course reviews identifying and analyzing the loss exposures, developing alternative techniques for treating each exposure with emphasis on risk control, risk financing, and operations of insurance firms. Case studies are used to provide insight to the risk management process. Prerequisites: Finance 340, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    442

3 (crs.)

Financial Mathematics

This is an introductory course in Financial. This course examines the actuarial valuation of cash flows related to insurance contracts, the concept of the force of interest, stochastic valuation of financial assets, and applied financial modeling. Prerequisites: Math 301 or Econ 210 or (Math 201 with B or better). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. or consent of instructor.

 

 

Finance    443

1.5 (crs.)

Actuarial Science Lab I – Probability

This is an applied course in financial probability related to actuarial science. The purpose of this course is to develop knowledge of the fundamental probability tools for quantitatively assessing risk. The application of these tools to problems encountered in actuarial science is emphasized. Prerequisite: Math 401, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5, or consent of instructor.

 

 

Finance    444

1.5 (crs.)

Actuarial Science Lab II – Financial Mathematics

This is an introductory course in Financial Mathematics applications. This course examines applied problems related to the actuarial valuation of cash flows related to insurance contracts, the concept of the force of interest, stochastic valuation of financial assets, and applied financial modeling. Students work detailed financial mathematics problems. Prerequisites: Finance 442, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or consent of instructor.

 

 

Finance    445

3 (crs.)

Insurance Company Operations

Insurance companies and providers are subject to very specific state regulations; these regulations define how operations are conducted. Students will understand the structure of an insurance company and the interdependencies between various operational divisions. Emphasis is placed on the fine line between regulatory compliance and meeting organizational goals. Prerequisites: FIN 340

 

 

Finance    451

3 (crs.)

Employee Benefits and Retirement Planning

This course integrates concepts from financial planning and employee benefits to educate individuals about retirement and benefits decisions they will be making throughout their lives. Coverage includes features of employer, individual, and social plans. Prerequisites: Finance 331 and MHR 361 each with a grade of C- or better, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Finance    461

1 – 3 (crs.)

Seminar in Finance

A seminar on the application of the concepts and techniques of financial management to business organizations. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Information Systems    151

3 (crs.)

Creating the Digital Future

This course explores the impact of emerging interactive technologies on business and society from social, economic, technical, legal, creative, and entrepreneurial perspectives. It provides an overview of the myriad of issues surrounding the introduction of new mobile, collaborative, social networking technologies, and their assimilation into society and commerce. The course will involve significant hands-on work. Specific topics to be covered in the course include: information security and privacy, new ways of organizing work and supporting collaboration, use of interactive technologies to support marketing and advertising, creation of new high-tech businesses, and the impact of emerging technologies on users.

 

 

Information Systems    201

3 (crs.)

Introduction to Business Application Development

This course is designed for students interested in developing applications in the web, mobile and desktop environments, and provides the necessary foundational programming knowledge using the C# (C sharp) programming language. The course also introduces students to the graphical user interface options available in the Microsoft.Net (Dot Net) environment. The concepts covered include event-driven programming, arrays, collections, introduction to data maintenance using files and databases, and program design for maintainability. The course work involves significant hands-on work in the Visual Studio environment. Students are expected to have the ability to think logically. Prerequisite: Math 104 or 106 or 108 or 171 or 204 or 206; Students that have successfully completed Computer Science 271 may NOT take this course.  (Spring)

 

 

Information Systems    230

3 (crs.)

Networking Hardware Technology

This course covers networking topics including the OSI model, local area and wide area networking. Also focuses on assigning network addresses and configuring network devises including Cisco routers and switches. Includes considerable hands-on learning activities and helps prepare learner for the Cisco CCNA exam. The course is not available from UW Oshkosh. It must be taken as 10-150-116 from Fox Valley Technical Institute and transferred here.

 

 

Information Systems    231

3 (crs.)

Advanced Networking Hardware Technology

This course covers advanced networking topics including how routing tables are created, configuring static routes, implementing a classless IP addressing scheme, and configuring RIPv1, single area OSPF, and EIGRP operations in a small routed network. Includes considerable hands-on learning activities and helps prepare learner for the Cisco CCNA exam. The course is not available from UW Oshkosh. It must be taken as 10-150-122 from Fox Valley Technical Institute and transferred here.

 

 

Information Systems    232

3 (crs.)

Virtualization Technologies

This course introduces students to virtualization technologies including VMware, Citrix and Microsoft Hyper-V. Hands-on lab activities will be used to install and configure each virtualized environment. The course is not available from UW Oshkosh. It must be taken as 10-150-105 from Fox Valley Technical Institute and transferred here.

 

 

Information Systems    311

3 (crs.)

Essentials of Information Systems

This course provides students with an understanding of the revolution in information technology (IT) and its strategic and operational impact on organizations. Students get significant hands-on experience in current business technologies. Examples of topics covered include the strategic use of IT, The operational impact of IT, development and acquisition of business systems, IT infrastructure, and IT management issues. BUS CORE. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level COB courses, provided they have completed 30 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Information Systems    314

3 (crs.)

Systems Analysis and Design

This course is a study of the process of developing information systems.  Students will learn requirements specifications, systems modeling, and systems design techniques in the Systems Development Life Cycle.  Object-oriented approaches and techniques include UML will be emphasized.  Structured approaches and techniques such as Data Flow Diagrams will also be introduced.  A major component of the course is the analysis and design of a business system as a term project. Prerequisites: At least concurrent enrollment in Info Sys 311, or at least concurrent enrollment in Computer Science 271 with a grade of C, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Information Systems    315

3 (crs.)

Database Systems in Business

This course is a study of database systems in the context of their use in business to support information systems and decision-making.  The course places special emphasis on data access using SQL and includes application development using a commercial database management system such as Oracle and SQL Server.  Other topics include database concepts, data modeling, database design and development, administration of database systems, and technologies. Prerequisites: Info Sys 311 OR Computer Science 271 with a C or better OR MHR 381. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Information Systems    316

3 (crs.)

Networking and Data Communications

As companies increasingly rely on their data networks for essential communication both internally and externally, understanding and managing those networks and other IT infrastructure elements becomes essential for both IS professionals as well as managers in general. This course introduces students to professional and modern data communication technologies. We study all aspects of data communication through lecture, discussion, presentations, and hands-on activities. Includes coverage of TCP/IP, the OSI model, Ethernet, wireless networks, the Internet, network topology, common networking services (email, web, ftp, etc.), as well as emerging technologies. Data security plays a prominent role in the course. Through this course, students will gain knowledge and skills needed to understand, design, manage, and specify corporate networking solutions. Prerequisites: Info Sys 311 or Computer Science 221 with a C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Information Systems    318

3 (crs.)

Agile Application Development C#

Using agile management technologies, students learn to build simple web apps using C#. As an intermediate programming class, the focus is on high-level object oriented concepts, as well as taking advantage of ASP.Net class libraries to design, build, and test web systems. Prerequisites: Info Sys 201 with a (C) or Computer Science 221 with a (C) or better, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Information Systems    350

3 (crs.)

E-Commerce Technology Management

This course seeks to provide students with a hands-on learning experience with a focus on building and managing E-Commerce solutions. Students will explore common design patterns and technology management practices pertaining to: Agile development principles, web site and mobile app prototyping, database design and development (using MySQL), web application development (using PHP), traditional web hosting and cloud hosting solutions (using Azure), E-Commerce platform selection strategies, E-Business strategies, Mobile Commerce, and Social Commerce. Additional topics covered in this class include: IT Infrastructure and Networking technologies (CDNs, Loading-Balancers, Routers, etc.), Internet Security, Ethics and Privacy, Payment Solutions, Web Analytics, Machine Learning in E-Business, and E-Commerce platform integrations (involving Affiliates, ERPs, EDWs, CRMs, and more). Prerequisites: Info Sys 311 and Computer Science 125. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Information Systems    352

3 (crs.)

Technology Innovation

This course explores innovation of new technologies to provide students with an understanding of how technologies emerge and are adopted, how innovations works in practice, and why some technologies are more successful and are adopted faster than others, as well as the business implications for established companies and new entrants. This will also include discussion of the relative advantages and disadvantages of being an early adopter vs. a laggard in adopting new technologies. The course will also give students an opportunity to explore new and emerging technologies that may become important in the marketplace over the next few years. Prerequisites: Info Sys 311 and Info Sys 151. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Information Systems    410

3 (crs.)

Software Design & Development

This course is a study of design and development of business applications using visual programming. Topics include software development using Visual Basic.Net at an intermediate level, data access and integration, object-oriented programming in VB.Net, software design in event-driven programming, and GUI design.  Prerequisites:  Info Sys 314, 315 or Computer Science 361 (concurrent enrollment allowed), Computer Science 142 and Computer Science 221. A substitution may be granted for Computer Science 142 if a student has completed Computer Science 262 and demonstrates knowledge of introductory level VB Net to the MIS faculty. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Information Systems    417

3 (crs.)

Information Systems Strategy and Management

This course is the capstone course for the IS major.  The focus of the course is all aspects of management in the IS function including IS strategy, information resource management, IS service management, investment evaluation and personnel management. As a capstone, a major component is the analysis, design, and implementation of a real-world project using proper project management techniques. Prerequisites: Completion of Info Sys 314, 315, and 318 with full admission to the COB and senior standing along with Bus 442 or Bus 492. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Information Systems    432

3 (crs.)

Agile Web Design and Development

Learn to create exciting web 2.0 apps that can be turned into businesses. In this class you will study advanced web technologies like HTML 5, CSS, database programming, XML, web services, and ASP.Net to help you create advanced and interactive websites Using modern agile project management techniques, you will work on a project with a small group of fellow students to create your own website that has the potential to be turned into the foundation for the real business. Prerequisites:  (Info Sys 315 or Computer Science 361) and (Info Sys 318 or Computer Science 221). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Information Systems    433

3 (crs.)

Mobile Application Development

Learn to create and sell mobile applications for smart phones! In this class you will learn to design the user interface; use the phone’s location (GPS), camera, communication, and other sensors; create and access the phone’s data storage, and build intelligence into the app to create fun and useful applications. This class requires programming skills. Prerequisites: (Info Sys 315 or Comp Sci 361) and (Info Sys 318 or Comp Sci 262). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Information Systems    445

3 (crs.)

Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning Systems

Through hands-on-interaction with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, case studies, and guest speakers, students will gain an understanding of business processes and how an enterprise systems can support business strategy and business processes across the organization. In addition, students will use the system to gain a basic understanding of key ERP modules, including procurement, sales and distribution, production, inventory management, accounting, human resource management, and customer relationship management. The course includes a hands-on component using SAP software. Prerequisites:  Info Sys 311. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Information Systems    446

3 (crs.)

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Configuration and Implementation

This course focuses on setting up an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system for use in a global organization. Students learn how to configure the system to support a global organization with multiple companies. Concepts, issues, current trends, and decision-making are addressed through a cross-functional view of the enterprise. Project management skills are enhanced as the students work in cross-functional teams in order to configure and use a multi-company ERP system through practical simulation and hands-on activities. Prerequisites: Info Sys 445. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Information Systems    474

3 – 6 (crs.)

H:Honors Thesis

Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student’s major field of study (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production.) Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be Honors Thesis. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: The Honors College and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.)

 

 

Information Systems    481

3 (crs.)

Strategic IS Project Management

This course develops student knowledge and skills in project management as defined by the Project Management Institutes (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). In addition to discussion of project management principles, the course also provides the students with an environment in which they apply these project management skills. Prerequisite: Accepted in College of Business and completed four of six Business Essentials courses. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    219

3 (crs.)

Introduction to Sports/Fitness Mgt

This course will provide an introduction to the sport and fitness management industry. Emphasis will be placed on basic management principles, marketing, public relations, finance, economics, organizational theory, and career opportunities as they apply to the field of sports and fitness management.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    222

3 (crs.)

Diversity in Business

Explores diversity in business within the United States political and social context. Examines impact on the workplace and experiences of minority entrepreneurs. Includes the perspectives and experiences of at least two groups: African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics, and/or Asian Americans in the United States.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    351

3 (crs.)

Essentials of Organizational Behavior

This course seeks to introduce the student to issues relating to the management of people in organizations. Behavior is sought to be understood in the light of empirical and theoretical research and to relate such understanding to the management of organizations. Human behavior is considered a function of individual, group and organization dynamics. Concepts and practices related to motivation, perception, intra-group and inter-group dynamics, team management, leadership, communication, decision-making, organizational design, and organizational culture will be explored. These concepts will also be discussed in light of their many applications in human resource management and other relevant business disciplines and topics. BUS CORE. Prerequisites:  Admission to the College of Business, or a 2.5 combined GPA and completion of 44 credits including Econ 101 or 201 or 202. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. NOTE: This change corresponds to a change in the Economics course sequence. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    360

3 (crs.)

Engineering Project Management

This course is an overview of project management with an emphasis on project management in the engineering setting. It is based on the Project Management Institute’s standard for project management. Topics include pre-construction planning, project scheduling systems, critical path management, risk and effects analysis, and failure modes. Prerequisites, Admission to the College of Business, declared major in Engineering Technology. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or by consent of instructor. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    361

3 (crs.)

Essentials of Human Resource Management

This course covers various concepts and theories related to human resources management (HRM) functions such as human resource planning, the legal environment, planning and forecasting, recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, reward systems, compensation, benefits, labor relations, and international HRM. BUS CORE. Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business, or a 2.5 combined GPA and completion of 44 credits including Econ 101 or 201 or 202.  NOTE: This change corresponds to a change in the Economics course sequence. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    369

1.5 (crs.)

Change Management

This course is designed to provide the skills HR managers need to help manage organizational change. The course will provide an overview of the dynamics of how change occurs in organizations. Specific topics include: overcoming resistance to change, managing cultural change and helping organizations become more change friendly. Prerequisites: Business 361,  Business 351, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    372

3 (crs.)

Creativity and Innovation

This course is a study of creativity and innovation with respect to individuals, teams, and organizations. It employs conceptual, analytical, and experiential components to enhance individual and group creativity. A variety of design thinking tools for creative problem solving are examined and implemented. The course prepares students to partake in organizational innovation or entrepreneurial endeavors. Prerequisites: Admission to the College of Business, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5; or consent of instructor. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    373

3 (crs.)

Entrepreneurship

A study of analytical and conceptual skills in entrepreneurship and new venture management. Exposure will be given to a variety of environments for entrepreneurial activity including new ventures created both inside and outside of existing corporations. Specific management skills or successful entrepreneurs will be examined. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or consent of instructor. (Fall) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    374

3 (crs.)

Social Entrepreneurship

The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the major opportunities and challenges facing social entrepreneurs and their ventures through case studies, key readings, and primary information resources. Social entrepreneurship involves using the skills and strategies of business to innovatively and sustainably solve social, environmental, and economic problems. Students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement entrepreneurial solutions to some of society’s most vexing issues. Prerequisites: MHR 373 Entrepreneurship, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or consent. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    375

1.5 – 3 (crs.)

Global Management

Managers around the world are or soon will be involved to some degree in international business. The escalating level of involvement and competitiveness makes it imperative for managers to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be effective in cross-national interactions and in daily operations in foreign subsidiaries.  These skills are also necessary for large numbers of managers who do not work abroad but who need international management knowledge and skills to effectively manage the increasing levels of workforce diversity in organizations in the U.S. This course provides this essential knowledge and skills. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    381

3 (crs.)

Quantitative Business Analysis

The focus of this course is the principles, concepts, and techniques of electronic spreadsheets and the use of electronic spreadsheets in applied quantitative business analysis. The course is a hands-on applications course using the statistical concepts developed in Economics 210 or Math 301. BUS CORE. Prerequisites: A C or better in either Economics 210 or Math 301. Admitted to the COB; or all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level COB courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    382

3 (crs.)

Employee Relations

The relationships between management and employees, in both non-union and organized environments, including labor unions and professional associations. The course will explore: quality of work life, complaint resolution, collective bargaining issues and processes, discipline, employee rights, and methods of settling disputes. Prerequisites: Econ 210 or Math 301 w/C or better in either course, MHR 351 or MHR 361. Non-BBA Majors may substitute Psych 203 or Soc 281 w/B or better in either course for Econ 210. Non-BBA Majors may also substitute Psych 101 or Soc 101 for MHR 351. Admit to COB, all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 & 400 level COB dept courses, if they have completed 44 crs with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    383

3 (crs.)

Human Resource Staffing and Planning

This course focuses on the organizational functions of staffing and planning. Topics include: Human Resource planning, employee recruitment, selection, placement, staff reductions and related legal issues. Prerequisites: Econ 210 or Math 301 w/C or better in either course, MHR 351 or MHR 361. Non-BBA Majors may substitute Psych 203 or Soc 281 w/B or better in either course for Econ 210. Non-BBA Majors may also substitute Psych 101 or Soc 101 for MHR 351. Admit to COB, all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 & 400 level COB dept courses, if they have completed 44 crs with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    384

1.5 (crs.)

Training and Development

This course is designed to prepare a student for the role of training coordinator in an organization. The course focuses on methods of identifying and meeting the human resource development needs of an organization. Methods of determining training needs, learning theory and analysis of training methods will be covered. Prerequisites: MHR 351 and MHR 361. Non-BBA Majors may substitute Psych 101 or Soc 101 for MHR 351. Admit to COB, all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    385

1.5 (crs.)

Occupational Safety and Health

This course is designed to help students better understand issues related to occupational safety and health. The course focuses on occupational safety and health theory, laws and regulations, management, and promotion. Students will gain familiarity with a variety of occupational safety and health hazards (e.g., ergonomic hazards, occupational stress, incivility, violence) and methods used by organizations to avoid or manage problems associated with these hazards. Prerequisites: MHR 351 and MHR 361. Non-BBA Majors may substitute Psych 101 or Soc 101 for MHR 351. Admit to COB, all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    386

3 (crs.)

Compensation Management

A systematic review and analysis of organizational reward systems. Total compensation systems including the environment within which they are administered are considered along with the impact of intrinsic rewards on employee motivation. Focus will also include job analysis and performance appraisal. Prerequisites: Econ 210 or Math 301 w/C or better in either course, MHR 351 or MHR 361. Non-BBA Majors may substitute Psych 203 or Soc 281 w/B or better in either course for Econ 210. Non-BBA Majors may also substitute Psych 101 or Soc 101 for MHR 351. Admit to COB, all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 & 400 level COB dept courses, if they have completed 44 crs with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    387

1.5 (crs.)

Benefits Administration

This course provides the skills needed to oversee the benefits function of an organization. The course provides an overview of the role of benefits in an organization, the integration of benefits with other forms of compensation and the design of benefits packages to support strategic objectives of the organization. The course includes a historical review of health care and an analysis of options for health care cost control. Prerequisites: MHR 351 and MHR 361. Non-BBA Majors may substitute Psych 101 or Soc 101 for MHR 351. Admit to COB, all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    388

1.5 (crs.)

Human Resource Information and Metrics

This course addresses issues associated with the management of human resources data in organizations. Topics include the selection and implementation of a human resource information system (HRIS); integrity and confidentiality of data in an HRIS; and the use of HR data in supporting managerial decisions, analyzing the performance of the HR function, and linking HR strategy to business strategy.  Prerequisites: Econ 210 or Math 301 w/C or better in either course, MHR 351 or MHR 361. Non-BBA Majors may substitute Psych 203 or Soc 281 w/B or better in either course for Econ 210. Non-BBA Majors may also substitute Psych 101 or Soc 101 for MHR 351. Admit to COB, all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 & 400 level COB dept courses, if they have completed 44 crs with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    389

3 (crs.)

International Human Resources Management

This course covers concepts and theories related to international human resource management (IHRM) functions by examining the relationship between corporate strategy and the management of global human resources. Topics include planning and forecasting global workforce needs, differences in legal and social environments, global HR. systems, comparative labor relations, human rights organizations and standards, and the impact of the global economy on HRM. Students who complete this course will improve their understanding of how excellent human resource management can improve an organization’s global success as well as the human condition. Prerequisites: MHR 351 and MHR 361. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    453

3 (crs.)

Managing Change

This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of how to both identify strategic changes that are desirable for an organization and how to implement those changes. Students will develop a change management plan. Specific topics include: strategic planning, developing a change management plan, overcoming resistance to change, managing cultural change and helping organizations become more change friendly. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior standing (last semester of enrollment), AND completion or concurrent enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study), OR Business 492 (Internship Course), AND have submitted a graduation application.  All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    454

3 (crs.)

Managing the Family and Closely-Held Business

This course is designed to help students develop an understanding of how managing a FCHB is unique in terms of both the internal dynamics of a family held business and from multiple functional perspectives: strategy, marketing, human resources, finance, and accounting. Students will develop a plan for a specific FCHB. This course meets the capstone requirement in Business. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior standing (last semester of enrollment), Completion or concurrent enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study) OR Business 492, (Internship Course) AND have submitted a graduation application. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    455

3 (crs.)

Strategic Management

An integrative senior-level application of the theories of functional business areas to decision making and policy formulation in organization-wide situations. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior Standing (last semester of enrollment), Completion or concurrent enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study) OR Business 492, (Internship Course) AND have submitted a graduate application. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    474

3 – 6 (crs.)

Honors Thesis

Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student’s major field of study (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production.) Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be Honors Thesis. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: The Honors College and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.)

 

 

Management & Human Resources    475

3 (crs.)

Managing the Small Growing Business

The course examines the key strategic and operating concerns and approaches of owner/managers as they grow their business from new entrepreneurial ventures to strong, competitive businesses. Prerequisite: Minimum 6 units (crs.) of core business courses, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5 or consent of instructor. (Spring) Special fees may apply.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    482

3 (crs.)

Topics in Human Resources Management

Current human resources management practices are surveyed by integrating specific organizational activities in the geographic area with guided reading and classroom study.  Advanced Human Resources Management students gain the opportunity to meet with professionals in a work setting. Prerequisites: At least two of MHR 386, 382 or 383, senior standing, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Management & Human Resources    490

3 (crs.)

Project Execution and Control

The primary focus of this course is identifying and managing challenges commonly seen in doing the work in projects after the project baseline has been approved. The course also covers the topics within the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) not addressed in Intro to PM. Some of the topics covered include project risk management, project cost management, project communications management, vendor management, project quality management, project change management, and project termination. Project closeout and capturing lessons learned will also be covered. Prerequisites: Admitted to COB, MHR 381 and either INFO SYS 481 or MHR 360. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marketing    110

1 (crs.)

Tips for Handling Significant Selling and Buying Experiences

This one-credit course helps students anticipate and navigate situations where they will make major selling and buying decisions. Content focuses on situations that involve contracts, high collar amounts, working with professional salespeople, etc. As a result of taking this course, students should be better able to navigate these situations (e.g., when leasing an apartment or buying major appliances), and become more aware of professional sales roles that might interest them. The course is co-taught by a UWO professor and sales professionals who are involved in coaching students enrolled in the university Sales Emphasis. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    331

3 (crs.)

Fundamentals of Sales

This course examines the role of sales in marketing and the broader company and covers the basic sales process. The focus will include identifying various types of sales positions and skills, talents and traits normally found among people who excel at those positions. Prerequisites:  Market 335 and Market 338 (co-requisites). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    335

3 (crs.)

Sales Management

This course examines issues related to recruiting, coaching, incentivizing and evaluating sales people. Beyond personnel activities, this course also focuses on management responsibilities such as sales forecasting, working with budgets and outsourcing. Prerequisites: Marketing 331 and Marketing 338 (co-requisites). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    338

3 (crs.)

Advanced Sales Topics

This course explores a wide variety of advanced sales topics including negotiations, sales math and contracts, customer relationship management, client entertainment laws and practices, tradeshows and project management. Prerequisites: Marketing 331 and 335 (co-requisites). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    363

3 (crs.)

Digital Marketing

This course provides an overview of the rapidly changing digital strategies organizations use to market and sell to both businesses and consumers. Topics cover the basics of internet marketing, social media marketing and mobile marketing. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    370

3 (crs.)

Honors: Introduction to Marketing

Accelerated introduction to marketing for university honors students and other students who wish to apply. This course covers a survey of marketing topics applicable to profit and non-profit organizations. The marketing variables of product, price, promotion and channels are treated as decisions to be determined by the marketing manager. Other topics include environmental factors, international marketing, and consumer and organizational buying behavior. Prerequisite: 54 credits and consent of instructor.

 

 

Marketing    371

3 (crs.)

Essentials of Marketing

Topics reflect decisions businesses make such as how to segment markets and target groups of buyers, what products/services to develop, how to set prices, how to advertise and promote products/services, and how to get products/services to customers. Other issues discussed include personal selling, market research, market strategy, and how people buy. Several applied assignments exist, both qualitative and quantitative. Students entering the course are expected to have good algebra and other basic math skills; knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a plus. BUS CORE. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level COB courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    372

3 (crs.)

Retailing in the Digital World

A managerial study of the retailing process. This course familiarizes students with the decisions involved in running a retail firm and the concepts and principles for making those decisions. Topics include digital and physical store locations, merchandise planning and control, pricing, promotion, store management, digital and brick & mortar store layouts and designs, and customer services. This course discusses the integration of digital and physical customer contact points to provide for a seamless customer journey. This course approaches the topics from a global perspective. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    373

3 (crs.)

Marketing Channels

This course is designed to teach students how to manage and develop effective distribution systems from suppliers to final users. Students will learn the functions of each marketing channel member including physical possession, ownership, promotion, negotiation, financing, risking, and logistic tasks. Special attention is given to the behavioral dimensions of marketing channels such as the roles, power, conflict and communication between channel members. It also discusses vertical marketing systems, franchising systems, the multi channels design, e-tailing, the channel performance measurement, and international marketing channels. Prerequisites: Business 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Marketing    374

3 (crs.)

Marketing Research

A study of scientific procedures applicable to marketing research. Methodological considerations include: defining the problem, determining the research design, collecting data, tabulating and analyzing data, and preparing reports.  Prerequisites: Market 371 with a grade of C+ or better and MHR 381 with a grade of C or better. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    375

3 (crs.)

Global Marketing (GS)

This course examines the challenges and opportunities of entering and operating effectively in the global markets. It analyzes the socio-cultural, political/regulatory, and economic variables in the global market and their impact on the global marketing decisions such as global entry modes, target markets, marketing objectives, product development, brand strategy, pricing strategy, marketing channels, the network of global supplies and communications strategy. Prerequisites: Market 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    376

3 (crs.)

Advertising & Integrated Marketing Communications

This course provides a managerial examination of the role of communication within the marketing mix. Specifically we discuss one-way communications such as advertising, sponsorship and product promotion together with the role of two-way communications using the internet and social media. Course topics include setting communication objectives, designing and executing a message strategy, using media, and developing an integrated marketing communication strategy design to connect with and motivate the consumer toward an intended action or belief.  Prerequisites: Business 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    377

3 (crs.)

Consumer Behavior

Factors that influence purchasing are explored. Consumers are analyzed in terms of how they form perceptions of brands, and how they use these perceptions to make purchase decisions within the problem solving process. Marketing variables are considered in terms of how they affect the consumer’s perceptions and decisions. Related topics include post purchase satisfaction and brand loyalty.  Prerequisites: Market 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    378

3 (crs.)

Product Management

Product program development and implementation. Analysis of market factors, organizational structures, and production and procurement alternatives. A project, such as a product audit in the field, is a primary part of the course. Prerequisites: Business 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Marketing    379

3 (crs.)

Selling and Sales Management

A combined course in personal selling and sales force management. Motivational theories concerning the prospect provide a lead-in to a diagnostic approach for obtaining successful sales presentations. Principles of management are evaluated as they apply to the sales force. Prerequisites: Business 371. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Marketing    418

3 (crs.)

Marketing Analytics

The course provides the conceptual and technical foundations of various marketing metrics and research methods. The purpose is to help students acquire advanced marketing research skills via hands-on experience. Another major purpose of the course is to help students improve their skills and abilities in effective project management; leadership communication and presentation of ideas; integration of knowledge, critical thinking and analytical problem solving; and effective use of technology for solving business problems. This purpose will be accomplished primarily by teamwork that is required for the completion of a set of projects during the semester and a comprehensive project report, which is also presented in class as part of the final exam. Prerequisites: Econ 210 or Math 301, with grade of C or higher. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    428

3 (crs.)

Digital Marketing Analytics

The course provides the conceptual and technical foundations of digital marketing analytic techniques. Its primary focus is the execution and measurement of digital marketing campaigns. The course takes a strategic focus by emphasizing the importance of formulating goals/objectives/KPIs and then tracking how the marketing campaign performs according to them. The course focuses on social media, search engine optimization, and web analytics. For each of these digital avenues, students will acquire skills that will allow them to understand and execute a successful digital marketing campaign. Prerequisites: Econ 210 w/C or Math 301 w/C or Math 201 w/B or Psych 203 w/B. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    473

3 (crs.)

Marketing Strategy

This course focuses on development, implementation, and control of market-based strategies needed to attain and sustain an organization’s competitive advantage for the objective of achieving long-run organizational goals. Instructional methods may include case studies, decision making simulations and development of a marketing plan. Prerequisites: Admission to College of Business, Market 371 and six additional credits in Marketing courses from the following: Marketing 372, 373, 374, 375, 376,  377, 379, 418,  463, 475, 476, 477, 478, 479. These prerequisites cannot be taken concurrently with 473. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Marketing    474

3 – 6 (crs.)

H:Honors Thesis

Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student’s major field of study (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production.) Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be Honors Thesis. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: The Honors College and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.).

 

 

Marketing    475

3 (crs.)

Professional Purchasing Behavior

Professional purchasing behavior focuses on the organizational purchasing process in private and public institutions. The roles of the manager and buyer are emphasized within the context of external variables influencing supply, specification of organizational needs, selecting sources of supply, negotiating with sales people, post-purchasing vendor evaluations, planning process and relating to other functional areas. Prerequisites: Business 371 and Business 389. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Marketing    477

3 (crs.)

Business Growth and Development

This course is designed to satisfy the College of Business culminating experience requirement. Open to all College of Business students, the course is structured in a manner that will enhance each person’s ability to understand business at a more holistic level. Students will gain insights about the many interdependencies that link the different functional areas of business together and will learn how to perform a comprehensive business/market analysis (with emphasis placed on identifying external opportunities and threats). This type of analysis is critical to strategic planning and requires some skill at correctly identifying and defining various issues, analyzing their nature, developing potential courses of action and then implementing “vest” practices/solutions. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB, Senior standing (last semester of enrollment), and completion or enrollment in Business 442 (Business Cooperative Study), OR Business 492 (Internship Course) AND have submitted a graduate application. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Supply Chain Management    341

3 (crs.)

Essentials of Operations Management

This course is an overview of production and service management, including supply chain management, production and capacity planning, quality and productivity, process selection, facility location and layout, purchasing, inventory planning, scheduling, just-in-time, and project management. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line of sustainability (people, planet and profit). BUS CORE. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level COB courses, provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Supply Chain Management    342

3 (crs.)

Supply Chain Modeling & Analysis

This course involves mathematical modeling. The types of models studied are referred to by several different terms, including operations research, management science, and quantitative methods. Specific techniques include mathematical programming (linear and integer), computer simulation, decision analysis, Little’s Law, and project scheduling. These techniques are studied in the context of supply chain management applications. Formulation of models, interpretation of results, and applications are emphasized. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Prerequisites: SCM 341 (may be taken concurrently). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB; all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Supply Chain Management    343

3 (crs.)

Manufacturing Planning and Control Systems

A study of manufacturing planning and control systems. Topics include an overview of supply chain management, manufacturing strategy, forecasting, sales and operations planning, resource requirements planning, master production scheduling, rough-cut capacity planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, production activity control, Lean, constraints management, inventory principles, lot-sizing methods and  independent demand inventory management systems. Students will be required to learn and to apply different types of software, e.g., Excel spreadsheets to problems built around the course topics. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Prerequisites: SCM 341. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB; all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Supply Chain Management    344

3 (crs.)

Supply Chain & Logistics Management

An introduction to activities performed by all entities involved, directly or indirectly, in fulfilling customer demand. These activities include customer relationship management, supplier relationship management designing supply chain networks, inventory management, transportation, warehousing, packaging, materials handling, sourcing, pricing, planning supply and demand, and managing information technology. In addition, the course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Prerequisites: SCM 341. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB; all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Supply Chain Management    345

3 (crs.)

Global Procurement & Sourcing

Supply management deals with the acquisition of materials and services for an organization. Topics include supply management strategy, purchasing procedures and information flows, make or buy analysis, need identification and specification, quantity and inventory, transportation, receiving, material handling, price determination through negotiation, cost management, supplier selection, supplier evaluation, global sourcing, legal and ethics, and sustainability. Part of the course will include discussion of how to apply Lean concepts to make materials flow through the extended value stream. Prerequisites: SCM 341 (may be taken concurrently). Business majors who have been admitted to the COB; all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses provided they have completed 44 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Supply Chain Management    441

3 (crs.)

Case Studies in Supply Chain Management

A case approach to analyzing decision situations in operations management. Topics include problem definition, selection and application of quantitative decision methodology, and communication of results for technical managerial analysis. Prerequisites: Senior standing, SCM 342, and either SMC 343 or 344. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Supply Chain Management    445

3 (crs.)

Supply Chain Strategy & Analytics

Supply chain strategy explores the increasingly important role that supply chain management decisions have on the overall business environment. As such, we will investigate strategies to align the goals and objectives of supply chain management functions with the goals, objectives, and mission of the organization. With a focus on big data and analytics, this course explores the best practices supply chain managers can use to collect, organize and interpret supply chain data to make better business decisions. This course utilizes case studies and SAP analytics software exercises as a foundation. Case studies are used to understand the diverse contexts under which supply chain managers encounter operational and market turbulence. Students will build upon supply chain knowledge to identify the critical supply chain issues, analyze the given data, evaluate alternative solutions, and formulate action plans that maximize the likelihood of future business success. In addition, students will gain exposure to SAP data analytics software. Using scenario-based learning, students will be presented with a number of supply chain questions. Students then will be required to navigate the SAP system to generate reports, analyze and interpret data, and present data to answer those questions. Prerequisites: SCM 341. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB; all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Supply Chain Management    449

3 (crs.)

Supply Chain Management Topics

A study of selected current topics in supply chain management. Because topics may vary from term to term, students may enroll in this course twice for credit, subject to a difference in topics between the two enrollments and instructor approval. Topics may be selected from any of the following: sourcing, transportation, quality management, just-in-time/lean manufacturing, automation, simulation, forecasting, and other current issues. Prerequisites: Business 341, Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Supply Chain Management    460

3 (crs.)

Quality Management & Six Sigma

This course will teach students what quality is and the basics of normal distributions, sampling, six-sigma, Design of Experiments, and process control charts. Students will become familiar with using Excel to perform statistical analysis. In addition, this course incorporates the triple bottom line (people, planet and profit). Prerequisites: SCM 341. Business majors who have been admitted to the COB; all other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Supply Chain Management    474

3 – 6 (crs.)

H:Honors Thesis

Honors thesis projects include any advanced independent endeavor in the student’s major field of study (e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment or research project, or creative arts exhibit or production.) Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved by a faculty sponsor. Course title for transcript will be Honors Thesis. Completed projects will be announced and presented to interested students and faculty. Prerequisite: The Honors College and junior standing. Maximum of 6 units (crs.)

 

 

Sustainability Management    302

3 (crs.)

Sustainable Enterprise MGT

This course introduces the natural environment and social responsibility as components of the business decision-making process in addition to the traditional economic focus. Topics include Triple Bottom Line supply chain management, energy, transparency, design, life cycle assessment, reverse logistics, facilities management, marketing and strategy. Cross-listed Business 302/Environmental Studies 302. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.

 

 

Sustainability Management    328

1.5 (crs.)

Energy and Facilities Management

The assessment of current and potential energy systems with emphasis on meeting regional and global energy needs in the 21st century in a sustainable manner. Examination of energy technologies in each fuel cycle state for fossil (oil, gas, synthetic), solar, biomass, wind, hydro, nuclear, and geothermal energy types, along with storage, transmission, and conservation issues. Focus on evaluation and analysis of energy technology systems and building efficiency in the context of facilities management. Cross-listed with Business 328. Students may only receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: NOTE: For any student not admitted to the College of Business, the prerequisites to enroll in the upper level courses for the Sustainable Management minor is 60 credits earned, 2.5 combined GPA and limit of 6 credits of upper-level business classes per semester. Business 328/Environmental Studies 328 Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.

 

 

Sustainability Management    329

1.5 (crs.)

Creating Healthy, Sustainable Communities

This course provides an opportunity to learn how healthy people, healthy communities and health-promoting environments all intersect at the bottom line. This course will explore business practices that foster employee, community and environmental health. In addition to discussing community-based programming trends and initiatives, the course will also focus on community needs assessment processes, community-based participatory research and enhancing collective efficacy. We will discuss major social issues and how they impact healthy, sustainable communities. Cross-listed with Business 329. Students may only receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5. Environmental Studies329/Business 329

 

 

Sustainability Management    330

3 (crs.)

Sustainability Reporting

This course is designed to introduce students to the issues surrounding the natural environment; specifically, how daily and long-term business measures and accounts for social and environmental capital. This is a hands-on course in which you will be required to do much introspection, reading, and group discussion. Coverage includes corporate social responsibility and environmental management reporting. Cross-listed with Business 330. Students may only receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses.  Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.  SMGT 330/Environmental Studies 330

 

 

Sustainability Management    464

3 (crs.)

Sustainability Strategy and Innovation

This course builds on the previous courses in the minor to synthesize how companies apply the core drivers and measures to implement sustainable initiatives and the cost/benefits of these activities. We will learn how to identify sustainable business opportunities while at the same time understanding the challenges of working in this dynamic and changing field. You will be part of a team working on applied business projects with regional organizations. Cross-listed with Business 464. Students may only receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. Prerequisites: Business majors who have been admitted to the COB. All other students can take up to 21 credits of 300 and 400 level College of Business department courses, provided they have completed 60 credits with a combined GPA of 2.5.  Business 464/Environmental Studies 464