Business (SB)

SB 101. The Business Environment.3 Credits.

The course introduces students to the major fields of business in an integrated framework built around a competitive business simulation. Topics include accounting, marketing, management and finance.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SB 185. Personal Finance.3 Credits.

This course provides an overview of personal wealth building strategies and explores techniques for setting personal financial goals. Personal budgeting, investments and debt management are also investigated.

Offered: As needed

SB 188. Business Internship.1-3 Credits.

This internship in business provides an opportunity for students to complete an additional internship experience beyond the internship within their chosen major. The business internship may only be used to satisfy open elective credit requirements. It is not a substitute for the internship within the major and does not count as a business elective. This internship may be used as an elective in the business minor. The internship must be approved by the department chair and the dean in accordance with school and departmental regulations. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.

Offered: Every year, All

SB 199. Independent Study.1-6 Credits.

SB 250. Career Planning and Development.1 Credit.

A comprehensive course designed to provide students with the tools to manage a career search through the full internship/job search lifecycle. Course includes résumé workshops focused on self-reflection and employer-desired competencies; formatting for business industry; and in-depth content writing. Followed by hands-on assignment that will help students create their brand and stand out to employer through the participation in the following activities 1) researching a career job/internship and writing a clear, concise and targeted cover letter, articipating in a one-on-one in-person mock interview with a corporate recruiter, 2) practicing networking and elevator pitch during many required events. The course ends with a team-based occupational research project and a class presentation.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SB 360. International Microloan Funding.3 Credits.

This course provides overseas consulting experience to enable students to develop a fully integrated, corporate strategy and comprehensive business plan for Nicaraguan based firms. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, ability to conduct independent research and decision-making skills.

Offered: As needed

SB 388. Business 3+1 Experience.0 Credits.

SB 399. Special Topics in Business.3 Credits.

Offered: As needed

SB 425. CEO Lessons in Leadership.3 Credits.

This course offers students unique insights into the important topic of leadership, from both theoretical and practical perspectives. Specific skill development includes traits and values of leaders; emotional and social intelligence; crisis management; motivation and influence; building and working in teams; and followership, among other topics. Students explore leadership in practice through cases that simulate and reflect "real world" leadership challenges. Complementing this is the direct involvement of senior executives drawn from American corporate hierarchies who offer their unique insights into leadership done well and its specific challenges following the seminar format of the course. This is a unique opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the key business dimension of leadership while at the same time networking with actual organizational leaders.

Prerequisites: Take one of the following: MK 201 FIN 201 IB 201 MG 210 CIS 101 AC 102 or AC 212;
Offered: As needed

SB 450. Strategic Integrated Management Seminar.3 Credits.

This capstone course focuses on the job of top management in formulating and implementing short- and long-term corporate strategy. The course integrates critical concepts from core business subjects including accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations management, international business and economics. Course activities include case studies, individual and/or group projects and computerized business simulations. For seniors only.

Prerequisites: Take AC 211 FIN 201 IB 201 MK 201 MG 210 MG 211;
Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SB 450H. Honors Strategic Integrated Management Seminar.3 Credits.

This capstone course focuses on the job of top management in formulating and implementing short- and long-term corporate strategy. The course integrates critical concepts from core business subjects including accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations management, international business and economics. Course activities include case studies, individual and/or group projects and computerized business simulations. For seniors only.

Prerequisites: Take AC 211 FIN 201 IB 201 MK 201 MG 210 MG 211;
Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

SB 488. Independent Study: Business.1-6 Credits.