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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.

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BUS 2100 Essentials of Financial Reporting. 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. Students who have taken FNEC 1600 will not receive credit for BUS 2100. Prerequisite: ECON 1020. [1.5]

BUS 2300 Principles of Finance. Emphasis on asset valuation. Stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, cost of capital, market efficiency, and company valuation. Students who have taken FNEC 2700 will not receive credit for BUS 2300. Prerequisite: 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 2400 Organizational Behavior. Accomplishing goals by effectively working for, with, and through others. The units of analysis explored are individuals, teams, and organizations. [1.5] Students who have taken HOD 2100 will not receive credit for BUS 2400.

BUS 2600 Principles of Marketing. 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. Students who have taken MGRL 1200 will not receive credit for BUS 2600. Prerequisite: one of BME 3200, ECON 1500, ECON 1510, MATH 1011, MATH 2810, MATH 2820, MATH 2821, PSYCH 2100, PSY-PC 2110, or SOC 2100. [1.5]

BUS 2700 Managing Operations. 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 one of BME 3200, ECON 1500, ECON 1510, MATH 1011, MATH 2810, MATH 2820, MATH 2821, PSYCH 2100, PSY-PC 2110, or SOC 2100. [1.5]

Q: What courses satisfy the statistics prerequisite for the BUS 2600, BUS 2300, and BUS 2700 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 2100 and BUS 2700?

  • 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.