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Business

Course Code
BUS 101  Credits
Title Business First Year Experience 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is designed to introduce students to the academic disciplines offered in the School of Business by requiring short essays, utilizing research, and providing guest speakers in accounting, finance, marketing, management, and international business. Speakers will provide advice on how students can get the most out of their college years and what the business world expects of new hires. Students will also learn how to develop a degree plan that will help track their progression through their years at MSUM. 



Course Code
BUS 145  Credits
Title Introduction to International Business 
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Description The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the area of international business. The aim is to sensitize students to the complexities of managing an organization in the changing international environment. The instructor will focus on the diversity of international cultures and economies. Additionally, the course will focus on the unique international dimensions of organizational concerns such as leading, organizational culture, planning, and staffing in the international business environment. 



Course Code
BUS 245  Credits
Title Seminar on Doing Business in China 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will provide the conceptual framework for doing business in China. The course provides an overview of doing business in China, including an introduction to the Chinese economy, history and culture. China's economic growth phenomenon over the past three decades and the uniqueness of the Chinese market, organizations, and social structure will be examined in terms of the challenges and opportunities they bring to a foreign firm doing business in China. 



Course Code
BUS 345  Credits
Title China Business Trip 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students in this class will travel to China for a first-hand experience of Chinese culture, business environment, financial system and the challenges and opportunities each of these bring to conducting foreign business in mainland China. 



Course Code
BUS 390  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Business Administration 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a Junior level topics course and may be repeated as topic varies. 



Course Code
BUS 401  Credits
Title Executive Mentorship 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description I. Students will be assigned an executive mentor based on their completion of a personal profile. Students will meet with their mentor for 2-4 hours per month to explore their own career choices in light of the mentor’s experiences and insights. Students are responsible for contacting their mentor. II. Students are expected to attend and contribute to brown bag lunches and social gatherings where both mentors and students are present. Students will have the opportunity and responsibility to represent themselves and MSUM professionally and courteously. III. Students will attend scheduled class sessions, participating actively in conversation, completing homework, and sharing insight and feedback from their interactions with their mentors. IV. Students will prepare a minimum of three 10-point reflection papers and a final 30-point summary paper based on their course/mentorship experiences. This course may be taken up to two times.  



Course Code
BUS 480  Credits
Title Dragon Consulting 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students will work on project teams to apply their academic knowledge to real life business problems in real time. Through the Center for Innovative Business Solutions (CIBS) students will provide consulting services for clients and real-world experience for themselves. Businesses that have identified a project and work with student teams to find solutions and recommendations the business can implement. Students will have the opportunity and responsibility to represent themselves and MSUM professionally and courteously. Students will attend scheduled class sessions students to think critically about business issues and to be creative problem solvers as they navigate challenging projects. 



Course Code
BUS 490  Credits 1-3 
Title Topics in Business Administration 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a Senior level topics course and may be repeated as topic varies. 



Course Code
BUS 498  Credits
Title Business Policy and Strategy 
Prerequisite ACCT 231 and ACCT 280 and FINC 340 and MKTG 270 and MGMT 260 and MGMT 370 and MGMT 380 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Students take a top management perspective in studying strategic management principles, concepts and analytical techniques. Strategic management entails the analysis of internal and external environments of a firm to maximize the utilization of resources in relation to objectives. This capstone course will be taken after completion of all other business core courses.