BSAD 101: Business Savvy is designed to prepare undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines for careers after graduation by exposing them to fundamental business concepts and career skills. To acquire business and professional skills students will:
- Develop competence in the fundamentals of business; economics, accounting, finance, marketing, human relations and strategy.
- Apply business strategies and tactics by participating in a business management simulation exercise.
- Explore career interests and job skills.
- Research career fields.
- Prepare for a job search.
- Learn how to find jobs and internships.
Career Building Workshops
Learn how to make a good impression and build teamwork skills with workshops including:
- Job Search Strategies: Learn how to use the internet to research careers, find openings, and leverage your network get the job.
- Marketing your Qualifications through Cover Letters, Resumés and Linkedin: Knowing how to make a positive first impression is the key to being invited for an interview. Learn how to market your experiences so you’ll stand out from the crowd.
- Business Etiquette: During a business etiquette lunch students will explore modern business etiquette including business dining skills, dressing appropriately, making powerful first impressions, introducing business associates, mixing and mingling at business events, and interacting with fellow employees.
- Making Connections and Wowing Employers. The key to success is making a positive impression. Learn to network with confidence and make the most of your interview.
To practice running your own company, you’ll use a business simulator. Regardless of your experience level and career objective, this business simulation exercise will give you valuable business training. During the simulation, you will assess your company’s competition and position in the marketplace, develop business strategies, formulate different types of decisions in the areas of research and development, marketing, production and finance, evaluate the effectiveness of your business decisions, and learn how to be a valuable contributor to a team and a great business leader.
You’ll use Foundation® Business Simulation, which was developed by Management Simulations Inc. Foundation® is similar to the company’s Capstone® Business Simulation, an executive education program used by major corporations such as General Electric, General Motors, Caterpillar, Motorola and Honeywell. Capstone is also used in executive education programs at Northwestern University, Penn State, Emory and many other leading business schools.