Business, Finance and Strategy


Spring 2014 quarter

Taught by

management science, statistics


High school algebra required. Some familiarity with business or past coursework in business recommended.

Would you like to better understand the business world?  This program will provide the analysis and reasoning for the conduct and understanding of business and finance in today’s world. We will focus on contemporary business issues, as well as offer an introduction to strategy, personal finance and investing.

We will examine the financial challenges faced by smaller businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals, and what it takes to be effective in our current economic environment. There will be workshops, lectures, films, guest speakers and student-led sessions. Readings from daily newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal, magazines such as the Economist and Kiplinger’s, and texts such as That Used to Be Us by Thomas Friedman and Good To Great by Jim Collins will increase student familiarity with current business topics and help students develop the skills to organize and analyze business, economic and financial information. Strategies for effectively presenting quantitative information will also be covered.

Students will compete in an advanced business simulation in teams. The simulation will require substantial student research, including analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. Students will emerge from the simulation with improved teamwork skills, as well as a greater understanding of financial statement analysis, competitive strategy, marketing, operations, and business economics. 

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

business, management, finance, public administration and social science.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online:

Schedule Details

Monday 10-3 Wed 10-1 Thurs 10-4


Date Revision
November 27th, 2013 New spring opportunity added.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Spring)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior; 25% of the seats are reserved for freshmen

Maximum enrollment: 24


Course Reference Numbers

Fr (16 credits): 30329
So - Sr (16 credits): 30332

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