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BSAD 025 – Sustainable Bus Strategies

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Focus on the basics of strategic management to understand business choices and the sustainability of business organizations and their stakeholders. Prerequisites: EC 011, EC 012; MATH 019 or MATH 021; Business Administration major or minor; minimum Sophomore standing.

Section Description: Note that all sections of BSAD025 follow the same syllabi. This description is based on the fall 2018 course and is subject to change. BSAD 025 exposes students to the macro environment that affects all business organizations. Students gain an understanding of the basics of innovation and business strategy. BSAD 025 is designed to expose you to the basic issues that influence the competitive behavior and performance of entire organizations. Additionally, students will see how each functional area of business (e.g., accounting, finance, marketing, operations, etc.) interrelate to form a firm’s overall strategy. By the end of the semester, students will understand why they take more narrowly focused functional area courses in their junior year. During the semester students will also learn about the role of businesses as economic entities and their interaction with society, government and the environment. Throughout the semester we will explore issues that affect the sustainability of both the business enterprise and their stakeholders. Upon completing this course, the engaged student should be able to: 1) understand basic issues that influence the behavior and performance of business 2) understand basic theories, frameworks, and tools utilized in strategic management 3) integrate the various functional areas of business 4) work in teams to develop and implement a strategy in a business simulation 5) react to real time changes in the marketplace 6) take on the role of an executive (CEO, Vice President Marketing, etc.) 7) articulate how business helps meet the needs and wants of society 8) understand the basic role of government in a market economy

CRN: 91420

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 57/56

Days Time Location
MWF 09:40 - 10:30 KALKIN BUILDING 001
W 19:15 - 21:15 WILLIAMS HALL 301
W 19:15 - 21:15 WILLIAMS HALL 301
W 19:15 - 21:15 WILLIAMS HALL 301
W 19:15 - 21:15 WILLIAMS HALL 301

Instructor(s): Steven Gove

Meeting Dates: 26 Aug 2019 - 06 Dec 2019