Undergraduate Program

Course Descriptions

Foundation Courses (All are 2 credits)

The Foundation courses are not open to Smith School undergraduate majors and do not apply to a Smith School Major degree. Students enrolled in the Minor program may substitute the foundation courses with equivalent courses in the discipline that satisfy the core course requirements for the Business major programs of study, unless otherwise noted.

BMGT 210 Foundations of Accounting for Non Business Majors: Provides an understanding of the common statements that report a company's profitability and financial health, and are useful to all economic agents who are engaged with the firm. Students will also recognize and understand managerial accounting as a system for accumulating and modeling information to support decision-making. Minor students may substitute the course by both BMGT 220 and 221 (taking only one of these courses does not fulfill the minor course requirement), but can only count 2 credits towards the fulfillment of the Minor. Credit will not be given for both BMGT210 and the combination of BMGT220 and BMGT221.

BMGT 345 Foundations of Financial Management for Non Business Majors: Provides students an overview of financial management. Students will understand how to accomplish the firm goal of maximizing shareholder value, learn how to conduct a financial statement analysis, and recognize its various elements, including profitability, credit risk, revenue, assets, liability, and cash flows. Understand the relationship between risk and return and how it impacts investment and corporate decisions. Minor students may substitute the course by BMGT340, but can only count 2 credits towards the fulfillment of the Minor. Credit will not be given for both BMGT340 and BMGT345.

BMGT 355: Foundations of Marketing for Non Business Majors: Introduces the concepts and principles of marketing. Provides an overview of all the concepts in marketing including relationship marketing, product development, pricing, promotion, marketing research, consumer behavior, international marketing, distribution and internal marketing to employees. Minor students may substitute the course by BMGT350, but can only count 2 credits towards the fulfillment of the Minor. Credit will not be given for both BMGT350 and BMGT355.

BMGT395 Foundations of Management for Non Business Majors: Introduces concepts related to organization behavior. Topics include leadership, team decision making and management, conflict resolution and negotiations, organizational culture, and organization change. Students will learn how to apply those concepts and theories to understanding and critically analyzing various individual, interpersonal, group, and organizational management processes. Minor students may substitute the course by BMGT364, but can only count 2 credits towards the fulfillment of the Minor. Credit will not be given for both BMGT364 and BMGT395.

Program of Study Courses (All are 2-3 credits)

BMGT 300: Information Systems for Non Business Majors: Introduces students to the transformative potential of emerging and existing information technologies and their impacts on the structure and competitive dynamics of various industries. Minor students may substitute the course by BMGT301, but can only count 2 credits towards the fulfillment of the Minor. Credit will not be given for both BMGT300 and BMGT301.

BMGT 375 Supply Chain Management for Non Business Majors: Examines management decision-making in the design, implementation and coordination of a firm's supply chain activities. Topics include transportation management, warehousing, materials handling, inventory management, and order fulfillment. Minor students may substitute the course by BMGT372, but can only count 2 credits towards the fulfillment of the Minor. Credit will not be given for both BMGT372 and BMGT375.

BMGT 460 Negotiations: Using a series of simulations and debriefings, within the broad spectrum of different kinds of negotiations, this course will give students the opportunity to develop their negotiation skills and be able to evaluate different negotiation contexts that can be applied in the workplace.

BMGT468Y Special Topics in Management and Organization: Entrepreneurial Capitalism around the World: Capitalism unchains individual energies and creates condition for entrepreneurship-based technological innovation. By doing so, it has achieved economic growth and improved living standards unparalleled in human history. Yet, capitalism comes in many forms and is embedded in social, legal, and political contexts. In this course, the students will learn the conceptual framework as well as various issues related to the practical implementation of the entrepreneurial capitalism around the world, including examining factors that hinder entrepreneurship and innovation in many countries. In the last part of the course students will conduct a case study to critically assess how relevant variables contribute to the expression of entrepreneurial capitalism in a specific country and/or industry using pertinent frameworks.

BMGT 497 Strategic Management for Non Business Majors: Focuses on how a firm can both formulate and implement effective business-level and corporate-level strategies to achieve competitive advantage and earn above average profits. Minor students may substitute the course by BMGT495, but can only count 2 credits towards the fulfillment of the Minor. Credit will not be given for both BMGT495 and BMGT497. *This course serves as the pre-requisite to BMGT369A.

Experiential Learning Courses

BMGT369A: Experiential Learning in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship (1-3 credits): May have pre-requisites** Repeatable course with different content across sections. Selected opportunities in business innovation and entrepreneurship. Opportunities can include internships, projects, business plan competitions, etc. Students will apply concepts relevant to business, innovation and entrepreneurship to real world situations. They will demonstrate the ability to work in a creative and entrepreneurial environment; understand the various issues involved in problem solving and decision making in uncertain environments; demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively by incorporating different viewpoints experiences; and develop and apply business models in an experiential framework.

BMGT369C: Experiential Learning in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship: The Power of Persuasion and Influence (1 credit): Learn and practice the art of persuasion.  Assess and understand behavior and values that influence business decisions.  Explore the ethics and importance of influencing others.  Practice leveraging core motivators for career enrichment.  This course is in partnership with NewDay USA and will include a trip to their headquarters on Friday, September 16th.  Transportation and lunch will be provided that day.  For Fall 2016 the course meets Friday, September 16th 8am-6pm & Friday, October 7, 9am-1pm.

BMGT408D: Google Challenge and Analytics: Students will learn to develop, and implement digital strategies for real-world clients, by undertaking the Google Online Challenge. The “real-time, real-business, real-money” challenge provides a valuable opportunity for students to gain a first-hand experience with online advertising as well as social media, and benefit from the immediate performance feedback. At the end of this course, a student should feel comfortable developing, implementing, and executing digital strategies for firms.

**Additional courses count toward the Experiential Learning portion of the minor curriculum please refer to the curriculum page and TESTUDO for most updated information.