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Major Overview
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This generalist business degree is geared towards those who want to start their own business, work in a small business or a family business, or understand the best techniques for advancing innovation in any organization. You will learn the basics of small business management and the requirements for planning and creating new enterprises, whether they stay within a single country or are expanded internationally. You will also become well-grounded in the ideal approaches to financing a new business and developing a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and complexities that are inherent to the role of manager. 

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Creativity & Innovation Management
Focus on how firms create, commercialize and capture value from innovative products & services.
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You will be able to take advantage of an intimate learning setting, where you will be encouraged to question and think critically, while being exposed to the multiple facets of starting, creating, and maintaining a business. Along with theoretical instruction, you will receive exhaustive practical training through mathematical models and case studies, in order to better understand issues ranging from the basics of financial accounting to the identifying and resolving of managerial challenges.  

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Major Components
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With every single one of our majors, you’ll find a carefully curated medley of core courses and electives, which will provide you with the tools you need to establish an unshakeable foundation in the principles and concepts fundamental to your growth within your disciplines of choice. Many majors also enable you to specialize further within the broader area of study.

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Core Courses

We aim to help you develop a range of skills, capacities, and modes of inquiry that will be crucial for your future since employers and graduate schools are looking for the critical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills that are associated with a liberal arts education, including sophisticated writing abilities, willingness to pose difficult questions, and an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts surrounding a topic or decision.

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Electives

Each elective provides you with entry to a variety of subject areas which you can choose among to further focus your studies. With the help of your academic advisor, you’ll be able to tailor your major so that it most effectively prepares you for the next step in your academic and professional journey.

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We aim to help you develop a range of skills, capacities, and modes of inquiry that will be crucial for your future since employers and graduate schools are looking for the critical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills that are associated with a liberal arts education, including sophisticated writing abilities, willingness to pose difficult questions, and an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts surrounding a topic or decision.

 
BA1020 Introduction To The Business Experience

Teams of student-managers compete in an integrated, international business simulation designed to introduce them to business concepts. Students will manage a company operating in the international digital camera market. Using a hands-on experiential approach, teams make management, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and corporate social responsibility decisions that allow them to meet their firm’s objectives over ten fiscal years. Students are graded on company performance, and on individual and group analysis of the situation at hand.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
MA1020 Applied Statistics I

Introduces the tools of statistical analysis. Combines theory with extensive data collection and computer-assisted laboratory work. Develops an attitude of mind accepting uncertainty and variability as part of problem analysis and decision-making. Topics include: exploratory data analysis and data transformation, hypothesis-testing and the analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression with residual and influence analyses.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
EC2010 Principles Of Microeconomics

Focuses on the role played by relative market prices in our society and on the forces of market supply and demand in determining these prices. Since the actions of consumers and firms underlie supply and demand, the course studies in detail the behavior of these two groups.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2001 Financial Accounting

Introduces the basics of financial accounting and reporting for corporations. Studies how to measure and record accounting data and prepare financial statements. Emphasizes the effects of transactions on the financial condition of a company and explores the technical aspects of the principles underlying published financial statements.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2002 Managerial Accounting

Provides a basic introduction to the concepts of accounting for purposes of management control and management decision-making. Topics include: budgeting, budget variance analysis, break-even analysis, product cost accounting, and relevant cost analysis.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2020 Management & Organizational Behavior

Introduces various aspects of the process by which people work to achieve organizational goals, and the structure and functions of the organization in which they occur. Using lectures, discussions, and case studies, the course focuses on the problems and challenges facing international management in the fields of planning, controlling, and organizing resources, time, and personnel.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2040 Marketing In A Global Environment

Introduces marketing concepts and their use in contemporary management. Considers how individuals and firms process information to make decisions, and how firms determine and meet customer demands and needs. Through lectures, discussions, case studies, and written analyses, the course examines the marketing function from a strategic and functional point of view. Considers marketing in the US and in an international context. This is an introductory level class for students with no previous marketing class.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2050 Creativity And Innovation Management

The course introduces the foundations of managing creativity and innovation. The readings and discussion will focus on the concepts and frameworks for analysing how firms create, commercialize and capture value from innovative products and services. The aim of this course is to provide a solid grounding to students interested in managing creativity and the various aspects of the innovation process within organizations. The course is divided into two parts. The first part focuses mainly on the creativity process around three themes: What is creativity? How can creativity be stimulated? How can creative ideas be translated to innovative products and business strategies? Based on major theories in the field, we discuss whether monetary rewards enhance or undermine creativity, how multitasking or working under time pressure affects creativity, what tools we can provide to stimulate creativity, and the challenges that arise when implementing creative ideas in organizations. The second part of the course examines the organizational issues involved in innovating and in implementing innovations. These issues include management of teams and partnerships, learning within and across projects, the manager's role in funding, directing, and killing innovation projects, technological entrepreneurship, and resistance to innovation.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3010 Corporate Finance

Examines finance as the practical application of economic theory and accounting data in the procurement and employment of capital funds. Applies the principles of strong fiscal planning and control to asset investment, and debt and equity financing decisions. Emphasizes sound leveraging in view of the time value of money, subject to the pernicious effects of taxation and inflation. BA 2002 recommended for simultaneous registration.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3020 Entrepreneurship

This course provides the student with the basic understanding of small business management and the activities required for the planning and creation of new enterprises. Entrepreneurial spirit, opportunity identification, new ventures selection, ownership options, legal and tax issues will be discussed. Students apply concepts by developing a business plan. Special attention is given to entrepreneurship in an international setting.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3021 Entrepreneurship II

This course is the sequel to the Entrepreneurship course and together with the Entrepreneurial Finance course builds the basis for the Entrepreneurship major. It covers a number of previously touched-upon topics and takes students deeper into the theoretical basis of entrepreneurship. It discusses topics like the psychology of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial problem-solving techniques, and entrepreneurial methods in great depth so that students see through myths and are prepared for their own entrepreneurial careers. Critical phases in an entrepreneurial organization’s life cycle and analyzed. At the end of this course students should understand which parts of entrepreneurship are practiced art and which are systematic management.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3070 Operations Management

Focuses on identifying and solving managerial problems that occur in the production and the delivery of goods and services. Studies project management, job design, capacity and layout planning, forecasting, inventory and quality control. Includes a mixture of mathematical models and case studies that help illustrate practical applications of the concepts.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
 
BA3075 Legal Environment Of Business

Students will examine the legal process and the legal environment within which business must operate, as well as the interrelationship of government and business. Students develop an understanding of the methods by which legal decisions are formulated as they affect both individual rights and business transactions.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
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BA3084 International Business Law

Briefly examines the great legal families in the world: Common Law, Civil Law, Socialist Law, and Islamic Law. Within the Civil Law family, emphasizes French Contract Law and then explores the law of the European Union. Studies the legal aspects of international business transactions and uses major international and European projects to examine the principles discussed.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
 
BA4015 Entrepreneurial Approaches

The course Entrepreneurial Approaches provides highly customized paths for a variety of business contexts, including new ventures, franchises, corporate ventures, socially responsible companies, and family-controlled enterprises. Students are expected to critically assess the readings, to have the ability to work in groups, and to present ideas orally and written in English.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA4050 Business Integration Capstone

This course is designed to ensure that students understood and retained the most salient parts of their undergraduate education. During this course students must pass exams covering the learning objectives of their degree program.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA4080 Strategic Management: A Global Persp.

Concentrates on functional skills already acquired by students in the area of general management and corporate and business-level strategy. Through case studies, lecture/discussions, presentations, and the Business Strategy Game simulation, students perfect analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and the application of strategy concepts to the formation and implementation of strategy.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
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Major Overview

This generalist business degree is geared towards those who want to start their own business, work in a small business or a family business, or understand the best techniques for advancing innovation in any organization. You will learn the basics of small business management and the requirements for planning and creating new enterprises, whether they stay within a single country or are expanded internationally. You will also become well-grounded in the ideal approaches to financing a new business and developing a thorough understanding of the fundamentals and complexities that are inherent to the role of manager. 

Featured Course

Creativity & Innovation Management

Focus on how firms create, commercialize and capture value from innovative products & services.

Learning Environment

You will be able to take advantage of an intimate learning setting, where you will be encouraged to question and think critically, while being exposed to the multiple facets of starting, creating, and maintaining a business. Along with theoretical instruction, you will receive exhaustive practical training through mathematical models and case studies, in order to better understand issues ranging from the basics of financial accounting to the identifying and resolving of managerial challenges.  

Jeffrey

Alumnus '12

I became more ambitious here, as I picked up the skills that I’d need to...

Major Components
Build Your Degree

With every single one of our majors, you’ll find a carefully curated medley of core courses and electives, which will provide you with the tools you need to establish an unshakeable foundation in the principles and concepts fundamental to your growth within your disciplines of choice. Many majors also enable you to specialize further within the broader area of study.

Core Courses

Core Courses

We aim to help you develop a range of skills, capacities, and modes of inquiry that will be crucial for your future since employers and graduate schools are looking for the critical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills that are associated with a liberal arts education, including sophisticated writing abilities, willingness to pose difficult questions, and an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts surrounding a topic or decision.

Scroll to Core Courses

Electives

Electives

Each elective provides you with entry to a variety of subject areas which you can choose among to further focus your studies. With the help of your academic advisor, you’ll be able to tailor your major so that it most effectively prepares you for the next step in your academic and professional journey.

See all Major Electives

Core Curriculum

We aim to help you develop a range of skills, capacities, and modes of inquiry that will be crucial for your future since employers and graduate schools are looking for the critical thinking and innovative problem-solving skills that are associated with a liberal arts education, including sophisticated writing abilities, willingness to pose difficult questions, and an understanding of the historical and cultural contexts surrounding a topic or decision.

 
BA1020 Introduction To The Business Experience

Teams of student-managers compete in an integrated, international business simulation designed to introduce them to business concepts. Students will manage a company operating in the international digital camera market. Using a hands-on experiential approach, teams make management, marketing, human resources, operations, finance and corporate social responsibility decisions that allow them to meet their firm’s objectives over ten fiscal years. Students are graded on company performance, and on individual and group analysis of the situation at hand.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
MA1020 Applied Statistics I

Introduces the tools of statistical analysis. Combines theory with extensive data collection and computer-assisted laboratory work. Develops an attitude of mind accepting uncertainty and variability as part of problem analysis and decision-making. Topics include: exploratory data analysis and data transformation, hypothesis-testing and the analysis of variance, simple and multiple regression with residual and influence analyses.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
EC2010 Principles Of Microeconomics

Focuses on the role played by relative market prices in our society and on the forces of market supply and demand in determining these prices. Since the actions of consumers and firms underlie supply and demand, the course studies in detail the behavior of these two groups.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2001 Financial Accounting

Introduces the basics of financial accounting and reporting for corporations. Studies how to measure and record accounting data and prepare financial statements. Emphasizes the effects of transactions on the financial condition of a company and explores the technical aspects of the principles underlying published financial statements.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2002 Managerial Accounting

Provides a basic introduction to the concepts of accounting for purposes of management control and management decision-making. Topics include: budgeting, budget variance analysis, break-even analysis, product cost accounting, and relevant cost analysis.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2020 Management & Organizational Behavior

Introduces various aspects of the process by which people work to achieve organizational goals, and the structure and functions of the organization in which they occur. Using lectures, discussions, and case studies, the course focuses on the problems and challenges facing international management in the fields of planning, controlling, and organizing resources, time, and personnel.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2040 Marketing In A Global Environment

Introduces marketing concepts and their use in contemporary management. Considers how individuals and firms process information to make decisions, and how firms determine and meet customer demands and needs. Through lectures, discussions, case studies, and written analyses, the course examines the marketing function from a strategic and functional point of view. Considers marketing in the US and in an international context. This is an introductory level class for students with no previous marketing class.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA2050 Creativity And Innovation Management

The course introduces the foundations of managing creativity and innovation. The readings and discussion will focus on the concepts and frameworks for analysing how firms create, commercialize and capture value from innovative products and services. The aim of this course is to provide a solid grounding to students interested in managing creativity and the various aspects of the innovation process within organizations. The course is divided into two parts. The first part focuses mainly on the creativity process around three themes: What is creativity? How can creativity be stimulated? How can creative ideas be translated to innovative products and business strategies? Based on major theories in the field, we discuss whether monetary rewards enhance or undermine creativity, how multitasking or working under time pressure affects creativity, what tools we can provide to stimulate creativity, and the challenges that arise when implementing creative ideas in organizations. The second part of the course examines the organizational issues involved in innovating and in implementing innovations. These issues include management of teams and partnerships, learning within and across projects, the manager's role in funding, directing, and killing innovation projects, technological entrepreneurship, and resistance to innovation.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3010 Corporate Finance

Examines finance as the practical application of economic theory and accounting data in the procurement and employment of capital funds. Applies the principles of strong fiscal planning and control to asset investment, and debt and equity financing decisions. Emphasizes sound leveraging in view of the time value of money, subject to the pernicious effects of taxation and inflation. BA 2002 recommended for simultaneous registration.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3020 Entrepreneurship

This course provides the student with the basic understanding of small business management and the activities required for the planning and creation of new enterprises. Entrepreneurial spirit, opportunity identification, new ventures selection, ownership options, legal and tax issues will be discussed. Students apply concepts by developing a business plan. Special attention is given to entrepreneurship in an international setting.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3021 Entrepreneurship II

This course is the sequel to the Entrepreneurship course and together with the Entrepreneurial Finance course builds the basis for the Entrepreneurship major. It covers a number of previously touched-upon topics and takes students deeper into the theoretical basis of entrepreneurship. It discusses topics like the psychology of entrepreneurs, entrepreneurial problem-solving techniques, and entrepreneurial methods in great depth so that students see through myths and are prepared for their own entrepreneurial careers. Critical phases in an entrepreneurial organization’s life cycle and analyzed. At the end of this course students should understand which parts of entrepreneurship are practiced art and which are systematic management.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA3070 Operations Management

Focuses on identifying and solving managerial problems that occur in the production and the delivery of goods and services. Studies project management, job design, capacity and layout planning, forecasting, inventory and quality control. Includes a mixture of mathematical models and case studies that help illustrate practical applications of the concepts.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
 
BA3075 Legal Environment Of Business

Students will examine the legal process and the legal environment within which business must operate, as well as the interrelationship of government and business. Students develop an understanding of the methods by which legal decisions are formulated as they affect both individual rights and business transactions.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
OR
BA3084 International Business Law

Briefly examines the great legal families in the world: Common Law, Civil Law, Socialist Law, and Islamic Law. Within the Civil Law family, emphasizes French Contract Law and then explores the law of the European Union. Studies the legal aspects of international business transactions and uses major international and European projects to examine the principles discussed.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
 
BA4015 Entrepreneurial Approaches

The course Entrepreneurial Approaches provides highly customized paths for a variety of business contexts, including new ventures, franchises, corporate ventures, socially responsible companies, and family-controlled enterprises. Students are expected to critically assess the readings, to have the ability to work in groups, and to present ideas orally and written in English.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA4050 Business Integration Capstone

This course is designed to ensure that students understood and retained the most salient parts of their undergraduate education. During this course students must pass exams covering the learning objectives of their degree program.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >
BA4080 Strategic Management: A Global Persp.

Concentrates on functional skills already acquired by students in the area of general management and corporate and business-level strategy. Through case studies, lecture/discussions, presentations, and the Business Strategy Game simulation, students perfect analytical skills, problem-solving ability, and the application of strategy concepts to the formation and implementation of strategy.

SEE IN COURSE CATALOG >