(F,S) Methods of mastering writing, research, and presentation skills needed in business. The course emphasizes preparing, organizing, and communicating business information. Also enhances speaking, reading, and listening skills. Prerequisites: BUAD 151.
(F,S) This course is designed to familiarize students with basic concepts of statistics and statistical methods used in business. This course aims to equip students with the capability for applying statistical methods and interpreting the meaning of the result. It includes topics such as: organizing and interpreting data; probability; hypothesis testing; correlations and regressions; Chi square and F-distributions; and nonparametric statistics.
(F) This course provides a theoretical legal framework within which responsible decisions can be made. The course relates legal principles of the firm's responsibility to society. The traditional legal environment topics, such as judicial reasoning, administrative law, antitrust law, contracts, torts, agencies, real and personal property, leases, bankruptcy, and business-related laws are discussed. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: BUAD 151.
(on demand) This course explores the tools and resources necessary to complete industry analyses for public and private organizations. Identification, classification, and resource access are studied. Prerequisite: BUAD 151.
(F) This course introduces managerial finance as a functional area of business, including financial analysis, working capital practices, capital budgeting, corporate valuation, cost of capital and capital structure while building upon the quantitative analysis associated with the managerial financial activities of an organization in global and ethical environments. Financial analysis will be presented in written and oral communication mediums along with the expanded use of computer application packages. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: BUAD 151, ACTG 271.
(S) This course provides the tools for establishing a successful small business venture. As an applied cours, students will actually begin and implement a small business by developing a business plan that includes the business purpose, competitive advantage, marketing plan, management team, facility location, and financial requirements. Prerequisite: MGMT 352.
(on demand) This is a study of domestic and international protocol procedures for conducting business in a global society. This course will examine customs, courtesies, lifestyle, the people, and a nation's history and government. Prerequisite: BUAD 151.
(on demand) Intermediate discussion of stocks, bonds, and other investments, analysis of the theories of investing, return and risk valuation of stock. The course will culminate in the management of a portfolio for various investment alternatives. Prerequisite: BUAD 351 or permission of professor.
(S) This course examines the theories, issues, trends, and methods involved in providing training and development for adult learners in a business organization. The course will cover training/development program design, needs and task analysis, presentation methods, and program evaluation. Prerequisite: BUAD 151, MGMT 352.
(F) This course sensitizes students to the ethical implications of business activity and provides a theoretical framework within which responsible decisions can be made. It relates the ethical considerations and legal principles to the corporations' responsibility to society. Prerequisite: BUAD 151.
(S) A study of the global business practices commonly used throughout the world. This course will focus on functional areas of business and their various applications in a global setting. Prerequisite: BUAD 151.
(S) A capstone course for Business Administration majors which attempts to bring together knowledge acquired in all of the functional areas of business (accounting, economics, finance, management, marketing and technology). Strategic decision making models will be introduced to develop the implementation of functional knowledge to life situations. Prerequisites: Senior status in the Business Administration or Sports Management program and the successful completion of ACTG 272, BUAD 310, 352, ECON 204, MKTG 321, MGMT 352. Students must earn a grade of "C" or higher in this course.
Prerequisites: ACTG272 and BUAD310 and BUAD352 and ECON204 and MKTG321 and MGMT352
(S) An increasingly globalized world is dramatically changing the economic landscape. Furthermore, global economic expansion is likely to continue. Thus anyone interacting with international organizations (political, social, governmental, for-profid, non-profit) needs a sound foundation in understanding international strategies. This capstone course examines the context, content and implementation of international strategies through the case studies, current research, and group activities. Additionally, the outcomes (e.g., performance and innovation) and complexities of managing International strategy over time are explored. The intent is to develop an understanding of how all types of organizations (service, production, distribution, political, social) use international strategy to build and sustain a competitive advantage in the global environment. Prerequisites: Senior status and 12 upper-level hours in international business major or minor.
An advanced course of selected topics of interest in the field of Business Administration. Prerequisite: Business Department major or minor with junior or senior standing and 21 credit hours in business courses.
(on demand) Supervised practical field experience at approved business site is combined with an academic component to strengthen the student's theoretical background. To be considered for a placement the student has attained Junior or Senior status with 15 hours of Union College Department of Business courses completed and a Department of Business GPA of 3.0 and approval of Department Chair. Students may earn up to a maximum of 6 credit hours for successful performance. Course will be taken on a credit/fail basis only.
(F, S) Students will research and select international projects within their selected discipline or area of interest. The project will encompass a current or future problem of an international scope. The student will work with multiple agencies and resources to develop a proposal to address the identified opportunity. Students will work directly with the instructor to customize the project to meet a student's area of interest. Prerequisites: Senior status and 12 upper-level hours in international business major or minor.
(F, S) A 2 semester sequence. A systematic study of the fundamentals and applications of the experimental and theoretical laws of chemistry. Major topics include nomenclature, stoichiometry, chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium, acid-base reactions, atomic and molecular theory and structure, chemical kinetics and nuclear chemistry. Examples and problems are drawn from all areas of chemistry. Laboratory experiments in general chemistry illustrate basic principles and develop laboratory skills. Expreiments are coordinated with the General Chemistry topics. Inorganic qualitative analysis is included in CHEM 122. Three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: A working knowledge of algebra such as is acquired in two years of high school algebra, or MATH 131 (which may be taken concurrently), or a composite ACT score of 21. CHEM 121 and 122 are prerequisites to all other chemistry courses.
(F, S) A 2 semester sequence. A systematic study of the fundamentals and applications of the experimental and theoretical laws of chemistry. Major topics include nomenclature, stoichiometry, chemical thermodynamics, equilibrium, acid-base reactions, atomic and molecular theory and structure, chemical kinetics and nuclear chemistry. Examples and problems are drawn from all areas of chemistry. Laboratory experiments in general chemistry illustrate basic principles and develop laboratory skills. Experiments are coordinated with the General Chemistry topics. Inorganic qualitative analysis is included in Chemistry 122. Three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: A working knowledge of algebra such as acquired in two years of high school algebra, or Mathematics 131 (which may be taken concurrently), or a composite ACT score of 21. CHEM 121 and 122 are prerequisites to all other chemistry courses.
(F) A study of important volumetric and gravimetric analyses presented from a modern theoretical standpoint. Also an introduction to the study of advanced methods of analysis including some newer instrumentation techniques. Prerequisites: CHEM 121 & 122.
This is a foundation course designed in collaboration with nursing and health sciences. Students will be introduced to the basics of general, organic, and biochemistry to help them understand the role of chemistry in our lives and health. Both quantitative and qualitative descriptions of matter and the changes that matter undergoes will be studied. The interrelationships of chemistry with other areas/disciplines will be stressed. Chemistry boosts numerical, analytical, and problem solving skills which are valuable in the health professions and general education.
(F, S) A 2 semester sequence. A course in the chemistry of organic compounds. Unitized laboratory work is designed to illustrate the basic principles of organic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 121 & 122.
(F, S) A 2 semester sequence. A course in the chemistry of organic compounds. Unitized laboratory work is designed to illustrate the basic principles of organic chemistry. Prerequisites: CHEM 121 and 122.