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Business course catalog
AMANDA BAUGOUS, Professor, Co- Chair
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
GEORGE BOONE, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Rowan University; M.A., Villanova University; Ph.D. University of Illinois
HYEONG-GYU CHOI, Assistant Professor
B.S., Ohio State University; M.B.A., University of Findlay; M.L.R.H.R., Cleveland State University; Ph.D., University of Memphis
JOANNA DAVIS, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.A., Purdue University; M.B.A., St. Ambrose University; D.B.A, St. Ambrose University
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.
IMRAN FAROOQI, Instructor
B.A., Denison University; M.S., University of Illinois
DESIREE GRACE, Part-time Instructor
B.A., Augustana College; M.B.A., University of Iowa
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
BRYCE PALAR, Visiting Assistant Professor
B.S., Bradley University; M.B.A., D.B.A., St. Ambrose University
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, Associate Professor
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 grade-point average of at least 2.0 must be maintained in each of the four foundation categories: (1) ACCT-201 (2) ECON-200 (3) BUSN-211, (4) BUSN-205. (MATH-315, or PSYC-240 may be substituted for BUSN-211).
Required core courses (12 credits): BUSN-301, BUSN-321, BUSN-331.
Required area of emphasis in one of the following concentrations:
Management (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), DATA-331.
Marketing (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 (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, and ECON-345, ECON-362.
International Business (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.
Management Information Systems (10 credits): BUSN-351, BUSN-352, plus 2 credits from BUSN-311, ACCT-311, CSC-310, or CS-C330.
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.