|BUSA 1105||Business, Value, and You|
Why does the world need business. Why do some succeed and others fail. What value do non-governmental organizations, not-for-profits, non-profits, and social entrepreneurship add. And what value do you bring â as an employee, manager, professional, or entrepreneur. Find out in this hybrid, hands-on course which introduces students to the basics of business. Students will explore the role of markets in society, how firms operate in a global, market economy, and the environmental forces that affect them. Students will investigate the different functions within the firm and how those functions work in an integrated manner to create value. Students will also enhance their professional image as they hone their elevator pitches, refine their resumes, and polish their social network profiles.
|BUSA 2106||The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business|
The legal environment plays a significant role in facilitating and constraining business activity. To be competitive, American business must understand and strategically use the legal environment to minimize risk and add value to the enterprise. This course provides you with an overview of US statutory, administrative and judicial efforts to regulate business activity in several areas: business entities, corporations and governance, agency and employment law, contract law, tort law, products liability, and the protection of intellectual property. Because strategic responses to competitive pressures may also require managers to make difficult ethical decisions, the course also explores the interrelationship of law, ethics and business.