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Fundamentals Courses

Five Fundamentals (7.5 hours) required by the Undergraduate Business Minor.

Fundamentals courses are half-semester courses taught by Owen Graduate School of Management faculty. The courses are designed to give a broad perspective and introduction to basic business language and techniques.

 

BUS 1100. Essentials of Financial Reporting. (Formerly BUS 2100) Emphasis on mandated corporate disclosure. Economic concepts that guide the development and use of accounting conventions as well as the institutional context that disciplines producers and users. Not open to students who have earned credit for FNEC 1600 without permission, as students will forfeit credit hours. Serves as repeat credit for FNEC 1600. Prerequisite: ECON 1020. [1.5]

BUS 1300. Principles of Finance. (Formerly BUS 2300) Emphasis on asset valuation. Stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, market efficiency, and company valuation. Not open to students who have earned credit for FNEC 2700 without permission, as students will forfeit credit hours. Serves as repeat credit for FNEC 2700. Prerequisite: BUS 1100 (Previously BUS 2100), ECON 1020, and one of BME 3200, ECON 1500, ECON 1510, MATH 1011, MATH 2810, MATH 2820, MATH 2821, PSY 2100, PSY-PC 2110, or SOC 2100. [1.5]

BUS 1400. Organizational Behavior. (Formerly BUS 2400) Accomplishing goals by effectively working for, with, and through others. The units of analysis explored are individuals, teams, and organizations. Not open to HOD or HOS majors, or to students who have earned credit for HOD 2100 without permission, as students will forfeit credit hours. Serves as repeat credit for HOD 2100. [1.5]

BUS 1600. Principles of Marketing. (Formerly BUS 2600) Success in business is driven by providing goods and services that consumers need and want. This course covers how to achieve such success through analyses of companies, customers, and competitors, and making the right decisions regarding what products to offer, and how to price, promote, and distribute them. Course content spans a wide variety of settings including consumer goods, hi-tech, and service firms, and puts a particular emphasis on digital marketing opportunities and the evolving role of social media. Not open to students who have earned credit for MGRL 1200 without permission, as students will forfeit credit hours. Serves as repeat credit for MGRL 1200. Prerequisite: one of BME 3200, ECON 1500, ECON 1510, MATH 1011, MATH 2810, MATH 2820, MATH 2821, PSY 2100, PSY-PC 2110, or SOC 2100. [1.5]

BUS 1700. Managing Operations. (Formerly BUS 2700) Provides an overview of operations in both service and manufacturing organizations. Process analysis, queuing, inventory management, quality management, lean operations, and optimization. Prerequisite: ECON 1020 and one of BME 3200, ECON 1500, ECON 1510, MATH 1011, MATH 2810, MATH 2820, MATH 2821, PSY 2100, PSY-PC 2110, or SOC 2100. [1.5]

Q: What courses satisfy the statistics prerequisite for the BUS 1600, BUS 1300, and BUS 1700 fundamentals courses?

  • A: ECON 1500, ECON 1510, MATH 1011, MATH 2810, MATH 2820, MATH 2821, PSYCH 2100, PSY-PC 2110, SOC 2100, or BME 3200.

Q: What course satisfies the microeconomics prerequisite for BUS 1100 and BUS 1700?

  • A: ECON 1020 Principles of Microeconomics

Q. May I take multiple Fundamentals courses concurrently?

  • A. No. Students may enroll in one Fundamentals course per mod, allowing students to complete up to two Fundamentals courses in a semester.