Current Course Openings
Add/Drop period begins today! If you are still in need of a course for fall, here are a few core and elective courses that still have availability!
MMS 390S Special Topics: Leading a Life of Impact
Gross Hall 104
“Leading a Life of Impact” is designed to enable students to understand and harness the power of Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship as behavior and practice. This course is divided into four main sections: Awakening, Exploring, Planning, and Sharing. Each section will include various exercises, activities, interactive conversations on and off-campus, providing you with an experiential and interdisciplinary approach to learning the fundamental principles and application of Life and Social Entrepreneurship. Students should be prepared to ambitiously step out of their comfort zone and into a new realm of learning and action.
MMS 365 Strategic Financial Management
Perkins LINK 071 (Classroom 5)
Strategic financial issues confronting the firm. Basic problems of strategic direction for the firm with respect to external competitive environment and management of internal strategy processes. Tools and ideas to manage formulation and implementation of strategic choices for the firm. Study of firm's strategic position relative to rivals, the larger industry, and the customer. Prerequisite: Economics 271 or Economics 373 or consent of instructor.
SOC 345 Nations, Regions, and the Global Economy
Social Sciences 311
The changing configuration of global capitalism, with emphasis on comparing global regions of North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The internal dynamics of these regions, including the development strategies of selected nations, interregional comparisons (for example, regional divisions of labor, state-society relationships, the nature of their business systems, quality of life issues). Research paper required.
SOC 344 Technology and Organizational Environments
Social Sciences 119
How organizations (governments, private corporations, and non-profit organizations) are affected by the social, technological, and cultural environments in which they operate. Emphasis on how United States and Japanese cultures generate different modes of organization and differing environmental facilitators and obstacles. Competitive strategies (for example, mergers and takeovers) and the impact of technology on organizational structures (for example, the rapid diffusion of information technology). Research paper required, using either quantitative evidence or a case study approach.
SOC 355 Organizations and Management
Dimensions and aspects of modern organizations and concepts and tools for analyzing them. Special attention to the impact of changing social and technological environments on the evolution of organizational structures and strategies and on issues related to business ethics. The structure and operation of organizations; how organizations are managed by analyzing processes of organizational decision making; business case studies as illustrative of the concepts and the analytical tools.