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Professors H.J. Davis, W.H. Becker, D.J. Lenn, T.L. Fort (Chair), J.H. Beales III, J.J. Griffin

Associate Professors J.B. Thurman, J.W. Cook, E.J. Englander, J. Forrer (Research), J. Rivera

Assistant Professors E.H. Kim, J. Walter, K. Martin

Professorial Lecturer W.N. LaForge

See the School of Business for programs of study in business administration leading to the degrees of Master of Business Administration and Doctor of Philosophy.

The green leaf indicates that the course addresses environmental, social or economic sustainability.
6202 Business–Government Relations (3) Englander, Becker
  Historical and philosophical foundations of the business–government relationship. Regulation, international trade, and corporate political activities. Public policy issues facing business and the business community’s political response. Prerequisite: MBAd 6284 or equivalent. (Fall)
6205 Business Representation and Lobbying (3) Staff
  Strategies, tactics, and techniques used by business in representing itself to the legislative and executive branches and regulatory agencies of the federal government. Legal and practical constraints. Ethical considerations. (Spring)
6206 Applied Microeconomics (3) Beales and Staff
  Applications of economic theory to public and private decisions with emphasis on public policy analysis. Focus on market structure and its implications. Imperfect information, common property, public goods and externalities. Economic analysis of government behavior and legal institutions. Prerequisite: Econ 6217 or 6219 and MBAd 6222 or equivalent. (Fall)
6207 Environment, Energy, Technology, and Society (3) Starik
  Same as PPPA 6067.
6208 Macroeconomic Policy and Business (3) Staff
  Determination of national income, employment, inflation, and interest rates. The role of expectations in the economy. Impact of government purchases, tax policy, and deficits. Monetary policy institutions. The global economy and exchange rates. Prerequisite: Econ 6218 or 6219 and MBAd 6222 or equivalents. (Fall)
6209 Seminar: Business Economics and Public Policy (3) Englander, Becker
  Analysis and discussion of selected issues by students and representatives of government and business. Prerequisite: SMPP 6202 or MBAd 6284 or equivalent. (Spring)
6210 Strategic Environmental Management (3) Starik
  Examination and analysis of the orientation and actions of private, public, and nonprofit sectors in relation to their natural environments. Emphasis on organizational interaction and effectiveness, particularly regarding business firms and industry, on issues of environmental quality and sustainability. (Spring)
6213 Management of Strategic Issues (3) Staff
  The body of management theory and practice that has evolved to identify, analyze, and resolve strategic organizational issues. Methodology of the field; applications to critical issues in labor relations, energy and pollution, marketing and consumerism, business–government relations, and the global economy.
6214 Consultative Processes (3) Staff
  Same as Mgt 6214/TStd 6214.
6215 Corporate Governance and Ethics (3) Englander
  The theory, practice, and public policy environment of corporate governance. Purpose, functioning, and responsibilities of boards of directors. Power, control, and compensation of corporate management. Shareholders and stakeholders. Corporate governance in comparative national settings. Same as Accy 6801. (Fall)
6290 Special Topics (1 to 3) Staff
Experimental offering; new course topics and teaching methods. May be repeated once for credit.
6291 Ethics and Business (3) Lenn, Starik, Fort
  An in-depth, comprehensive exploration, analysis, and evaluation of specific for profit and non-profit organization values, approaches, and outcomes related to multiple ethical ideals, systems, and practices. (Spring)
6293 American Business History (3) Becker
  The history of American business institutions in manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and finance. Particular attention will be given to the period since industrialization, with consideration of business institutions in their economic, legal, governmental, and social contexts. Same as Hist 6322. (Fall)
6297 International Management Experience (3) Staff
  Same as Fina/IBus/Mgt 6297/Mktg 6297. May be repeated for credit.
6298 Directed Readings and Research (3) Staff
  Supervised readings or research. Admission by prior permission of instructor. May be repeated once for credit. (Fall and spring)
6299 Thesis Seminar (3) Staff
6999 Thesis Research (3) Staff
8311 Seminar: Public–Private Sector Institutions and Relationships (3) Griffin, Rivera, Walter
  An analysis and critique of alternative theoretical frameworks for describing, understanding, and predicting the nature, values, and actions of American public and private institutions. Problems, potentials, and alternatives for structuring public and private institutional arrangements to meet the needs of society. Prerequisite: doctoral degree candidate status. (Fall and spring)
8321 Seminar in Strategic Management (3) Griffin, Rivera, Walter
  Develops understanding of the major research streams in strategic management; exposure to theoretical research frameworks and methodological issues and approaches.
8331 Seminar in Business and Public Policy (3) Griffin, Rivera, Walter
  Develops understanding of the major research streams in business and public policy; exposure to theoretical research frameworks and methodological issues and approaches.
8391 Seminar: Business Management (3) Griffin, Rivera, Walter
  Examination of major current issues, both theoretical and empirical, affecting the development of the business enterprise. Topics to be announced. Emphasis on policy and strategic issues affecting the total enterprise. (Offered as the demand warrants)
8998 Advanced Reading and Research (arr.) Staff
  Limited to doctoral candidates preparing for the general examination. May be repeated for credit.
8999 Dissertation Research (arr.) Staff
  Limited to doctoral candidates. May be repeated for credit.

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