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Course Catalog

Please note that not all courses are offered every quarter.
To see current and upcoming courses, please check the schedule:

BUS_INST 301 – Accounting

Introductory course in accounting, covering both financial and managerial accounting.

Students learn to use the financial statements of an organization for making decisions.

Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202

Sample Syllabus

BUS_INST 302 – Marketing Management

Basic principles and applications of marketing management.

Marketing segmentation, target marketing, brand positioning, consumer behavior, channels strategy, pricing, advertising and promotion.

Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202

Sample Syllabus

BUS_INST 303 – Leadership in Organizations

Social science tools for solving organizational problems and influencing individuals, groups and organizations.

Competitive decision-making, reward system design, team building, strategic negotiation, political dynamics corporate culture and strategic organizational design.

Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202

SAMPLE SYLLABUS (Gamez-Djokic)

SAMPLE SYLLABUS (Kim)

SAMPLE SYLLABUS (King)

BUS_INST 304 – Corporate Finance

Effects of time and uncertainty on valuation and decision-making.

Discounting techniques, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, firm valuation, capital asset pricing model, financial options.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, STAT 210, MATH 218 or MATH 220, BUS INST 301, or equivalents.

*Should not be taken by students who have taken ECON 360-1, IEMS 326, or KELLG FE 310.

(Students may substitute any of ECON 360-1, IEMS 326 and KELLG FE for BUS INST 304.)

SAMPLE SYLLABUS (Andersen)

SAMPLE SYLLABUS (Jiang)

SAMPLE SYLLABUS (Milbradt)

SAMPLE SYLLABUS (Papanikolaou)

BUS_INST 321 – Business and Economic Institutions in Historical Perspective

Factors affecting economic growth and challenges that economies face to achieve economic success.

The organization of firms and financial markets, corporate governance, innovation, financial crises, income inequality, race and gender.

Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202, STAT 210, MATH 218 or MATH 220, or equivalents.

Sample Syllabus

BUS_INST 394 – Professional Linkage Seminar

Content varies. Possible topics include: business ethics, entrepreneurship, financial markets, history of investing, investment banking, global marketing, sports marketing and non-profit management.

Up to 1 professional linkage seminar may count toward the minor as a humanities or social science elective.

Prerequisites may vary. 

The following is a list of currently offered and/or recently offered professional linkage seminars. 

Students should check the annual course schedule to determine the precise quarter(s) in which particular seminars are offered.

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