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Last approved: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:13:59 GMT

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BUS (Business Management)
501
002482
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Strategic Management Foundations
Strategic Management Foundatio
Poole College of Management
Business Management (20BUS)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Spring 2016
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
14
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
BUS 590-001Spring 20157
BUS 590-601Fall 201422
BUS 590-001Fall 20149
BUS 590-001Spring 201412
BUS 590-602Fall 20135
BUS 590-601Fall 20139
BUS 590-002Fall 201314
BUS 590-001Spring 20138
BUS 590-603Fall 201214
BUS 590-601Fall 201214
BUS 590-001Fall 201215
BUS 590-001Spring 201218
BUS 590-601Fall 201114
BUS 590-001Fall 201115
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Online (Internet)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Peter Janca
Lecturer
Assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture2020YesTypically we have offered this course live and as an online course.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC2020NoWe have typically offered this as part of the online infrastructure in Jenkins Graduate school

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course is designed to help students with an engineering or scientific undergraduate degree understand the world of business. The class will cover key business functions including finance, marketing, operations, strategy, organizational behavior. Students will undertake a semester-long group project to design and plan for a new company or new product within an existing company. Restricted to students with an engineering, scientific, or other technical background.

This primary justification for converting this course from an 590- special topics course is to increase visibility in the catalog for all graduate students on campus.  This course presents a broad overview of business and is ideal for all NON-business students who want to understand the basics of business in order to enhance their specific discipline related knowledge.   In particular this course is of interest to STEM students.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

The current faculty member is hired to teach the course as a part time lecturer. No additional or new resources would be required.

This course is designed to help students with an engineering or scientific undergraduate degree understand the world of business.  The class will include:



  1. Information about the key components present in a business, such as finance, marketing, operations, strategy, organizational behavior.

  2. Class discussions to better understand how these components work and how they interact with each other and with the outside world.

  3. A semester-long team project to design and plan for a product in a new company or new product within an existing company.

  4. Discussions with current practitioners in business, many of whom also come from an engineering or other technical background.

  5. An opportunity to learn how businesses think, which is considerably different from the style of systematic thinking and problem-solving typical in the engineering disciplines.


Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to :


1. Demonstrate knowledge about the key components present in a business, such as finance, marketing, operations, strategy, organizational behavior.  They will be able to communicate with and work with people in these disciplines.


2. Describe how these components work and how they interact with each other and with the outside world.  The will be able to effectively participate in multi-component teams.  


3. Design and plan for a product in a new company or new product within an existing company.


4. Describe how businesses think, which is considerably different from the style of systematic thinking and problem-solving typical in the engineering disciplines.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Project250Class project
Exam300Written Exam
Written Assignment250Written Assignments
Discussion200In class discussion with outside speakers
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Please see syllabus15Please see syllabus attached
mlnosbis 10/13/2015: No overlapping courses outside of PCOM. There is no other introductory-level business course at the graduate level.

ghodge 10/23/2015: Student learning outcomes of 'understand' and 'learn' need revision. Outcomes describe what students should be able to do that demonstrates learning. Outcome 3 does that well, using the terms design and plan. Those are action verbs whose results can be observed and evaluated. So the question is what should students be able to do that demonstrates their understanding of the key components present in a business etc.? And what should they be able to do to demonstrate that they have learned how businesses think? The answers to these questions (and a similar one for outcome two) will be an outcome.

Note that BUS courses are for non-MBA students. Other programs may want to include these courses as electives.

ABGS Reviewer comments:
-How do DE students participate in the "class project" or in "class discussion with outside speakers?"
-Suggest adding "design" to the list of prospective students, as it looks like a good course for these students, as well.

ghodge 11/03/2015 Ready for the ABGS meeting
pcjanca (Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:46:57 GMT): Course description updated to show it is focused on students with an engineering, scientific, or other technical background. Course outcomes modified to address comments made by ghodge on 10/23/2015.
mlnosbis (Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:52:07 GMT): Rollback: Please edit the Student Learning Outcomes according to the comment from 10/23/2015. The words "understand" and "learn" should not be used.
pcjanca (Mon, 02 Nov 2015 18:36:28 GMT): Updated outcomes section per note/comments made on 11/2/15
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