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Business course catalog

2024-25 catalog

B.S., Drake University; M.B.A., Ph.D., University of Tennessee

ANGELA BOELENS, Visiting Instructor
B.A., Western Illinois University; M.B.A., University of Iowa

ERIN ELGIN, Visiting Instructor
B.A., University of Iowa; M.B.A., University of Connecticut

ANN E. ERICSON, Professor, Co-chair
B.A., Augustana; M.S., University of Illinois; Ph.D., University of Iowa; C.P.A., Iowa; C.M.A.

DESIREE GRACE, Part-time Instructor
B.A., Augustana College; M.B.A., University of Iowa

NAVEEN JAIN, Assistant Professor
B.S., Delhi University; M.B.A., Indian Institute of Management; Ph.D., Florida International University

MELINDA R. MAHON, Assistant Professor
B.S., Western Illinois University;  M.B.A., University of Iowa; D.B.A., St. Ambrose University

MAMATA MARMÉ, Assistant Professor and Advising Coordinator
B.Stat., M.Stat., Indian Statistical Institute; M.S., University of Illinois

DENNIS NORLING, Part-time Assistant Professor
B.A., Augustana College; J.D., University of Illinois

TRANG PHAN, Associate Professor
B.C.S., Hanoi University of Technology; M.C.S., Vietnam National University, Hanoi; M.B.A., University of Arizona; Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa

DAVID THORNBLAD, Associate Professor
B.A., Augustana College; M.M., University of Miami; Ph.D., Virginia Tech

LINA ZHOU, Professor, Co-chair
B.E., M.A., Central South University, China; M.A., Ph.D., University of Mississippi; C.F.A.

MAJOR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. The required four foundation courses (16 credits) are typically completed during the sophomore year but must be completed by the end of your junior year. A GPA of at least 2.0 must be earned in the foundation courses - BUSN-205, BUSN-211, ACCT-201, ECON-200. (MATH-315 or PSYC-240 may be substituted for BUSN-211.)

Required core courses (12 credits): BUSN-301, BUSN-321, BUSN-331.

Students are required to choose at least one major concentration. If more than one concentration is selected, only one q course is necessary. A course can only be recognized as part of one concentration:

Management (BUMG- 10 credits, at least 2 credits from a quantitatively oriented (q) course): BUSN-303 (q), BUSN-304, BUSN-305, BUSN-307, BUSN-309, BUSN-310, BUSN-311 (q), BUSN-313 (q), BUSN-315, BUSN-316, BUSN-354 (q), DATA-331.

Marketing (BUMK - 10 credits, at least 2 credits from a quantitatively oriented (q) course): BUSN-311 (q), BUSN-322, BUSN-323, BUSN-324 (q), BUSN-325 (q), BUSN-327, BUSN-328, BUSN-329 (q), BUSN-363.

Finance (BUFN -10 credits, at least 2 credits from a quantitatively oriented (q) course):  BUSN-311 (q), BUSN-333, BUSN-334 (q), BUSN-335 (q), BUSN-337, BUSN-338, BUSN-354 (q), and ECON-345, ECON-362.

International Business (BUIB - 10 credits, at least 2 credits from a quantitatively oriented (q) course): BUSN-363 plus 6 credits from BUSN-311 (q), BUSN-329 (q), ECON-361, ECON-362, ECON-406. To fulfill the senior inquiry requirement, students are encouraged to either enroll in BUSN 475 or engage in an independent research project

Business Intelligence (BUMS - 10 credits, at least 2 credits from a quantitatively oriented (q) course): DATA-101 (q), DATA-331, DATA-332, BUSN-311 (q), ACCT-311, BUSN-316.

Note: A BUSN-389 Special Topics Seminar may be an elective for a concentration and/or a quantitatively oriented (q) course as approved by the Chair of the Business Administration department.

Required Senior Inquiry experience in one of the following:

Business Simulation (4 credits): BUSN-474

International Business Strategy (4 credits) BUSN-475

Strategic Management (4 credits): BUSN-479

Independent Research Seminar (4 credits): BUSN-476 & BUSN-477 .

See International Business for a description of the major. Students cannot major in both Business Administration and International Business.

Grade Point Average Notation: All courses listed in the catalog as required courses for any major and/or minor, including those courses outside of the department or with a different subject coding, are considered part of the major and will count in the grade point average. Some departments may have additional grade requirements for the courses offered within their department. Recommended supporting courses that are optional and not required may also count in the major depending on the program. For more information see your department chair or the degree requirements for Bachelor of Arts and information on Majors/Minors.

Courses (BUSN)

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