Minors in the BSBA Program

Students may elect to “minor” in any of the three offerings indicated below:

Entrepreneurship Minor

Requirements -- 6 courses / 18 credits (36 ECTS)

All of the Entrepreneurship Minor Courses are Core; there is no option for electives

Addresses various aspects of global entrepreneurship and the opportunities available to start-ups and small businesses in the global environment. It explores the opportunities that entrepreneurs create, the challenges they encounter, and the ways in which they exploit opportunities and address challenges to conduct business across national borders and cultures. This course also examines entrepreneurship across different countries and cultures and the role of cross-cultural customs and institutional networks in affecting global and immigrant entrepreneurship. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106; Co-requisite(s): BUS305 Credits: 3

Emphasizes the major theories, practices, motivations, and leadership examples and responses to change in organizations. The course provides a comprehensive, in-depth analysis of the field of organizational behavior, surveys and analyzes the major theories and approaches to organizational theory, and emphasizes an understanding of organizational behavior as a phenomenon. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, BUS305 Credits: 3

 

Provides an understanding of the business challenges that confront entrepreneurs and their approaches to business opportunities. The course emphasizes real world information gathering and integrated approaches needed for successful business endeavors. The course covers entrepreneurial processes, skills such as the mobilization and organization of resources, and business and marketing plans. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106; Co-requisite(s): BUS305 Credits: 3

Provides best practices and hands-on experience on the usage of the leading Social Media & Digital Marketing tools employed by contemporary businesses for promoting products, engaging customers and relevant stakeholders. In the era of technology consumerization, this course will give students a head start by exposing them to the basics of the configuration and technical implementation of the leading Social Networking, Social Analytics, Online Advertising, and Web Content Management platforms. Prerequisite(s): IT100, BUS/IT340 Credits: 3

Provides the basic theoretical models on innovation such as open, disruptive and business model innovation, combined with global best practices and scientific methods to guide new product development leaders and their teams throughout the product development cycle. The course emphasis is on the models, skills and techniques necessary for delivering a customer and market driven product vision, building an energized cross functional product development team, and achieving strategic product focus by identifying priorities and making the right trade-offs. Prerequisite(s): IT100, BUS/IT340 Credits: 3

Provides students with the necessary tools and real life business practices in order to put in practice their innovative ideas which they will develop throughout the minor. Students will work in a computer based simulation game in order to run their own virtual company, gaining hands-on experience of the challenges of business and entrepreneurship. The simulation focuses on having students conduct market, competitive and environmental analysis in order to take appropriate actions with respect to the organization, sales and marketing, finance and operations. Prerequisite(s): GE113, BUS205, GE/BUS310, BUS360, BUS363, BUS365, BUS368 Credits: 3

General Business Minor (for non-business students)

Requirements -- 6 courses / 18 credits (36 ECTS)

All of the General Business Minor Courses are Core; there is no option for electives

Introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of accounting while providing special emphasis to the collection, classification, and interpretation of data about business enterprises. Topics to be covered include the functions of an accounting system, the completion of the accounting cycle, and the practice and preparation of financial statements. Prerequisite(s): GE105, IT100, MATH90 or its equivalent Credits: 3

Covers the overall economic performance of a national economy. The course deals with the determination of the level of the gross national product, employment, prices of goods and services, and the growth of an economy. The course also analyzes the role of money and banking systems, the impact of fiscal and monetary policy on the level of output, employment, prices and the effect of international transactions on a national economy. Prerequisite(s): GE105; Co-requisite(s): GE106 Credits: 3

Introduces students to generic management theories, principles and concepts as expressed by academics and business experts. In the course, students acquire knowledge of key management issues and functions, soft skills and management competencies. More explicitly, students learn how to critically investigate and implement management functions such as planning, organizing, directing and controlling, and develop communication, motivation and decision-making skills in a management context. Prerequisite(s): GE105; Co-requisite(s): GE106 Credits: 3

Examines marketing as an integral part of business management within the wider scope of the firm’s social responsibility and protection of the environment. The course analyzes the function of marketing in an integrated business management context and explores topics such as modern marketing practices, the description of the marketing process, environmental factors, consumer behavior, and the marketing mix. Prerequisite(s): GE105; Co-requisite(s): GE106 Credits: 3

Provides an understanding of the theories, practices, and contemporary problems in human resource management. Topics include job analysis, recruitment, training and employee development, affirmative action, health and safety, performance appraisal, labor relations, compensation, and productivity improvements. The course also discusses how human capital contributes directly to the success of today’s organizations as well as to the role and performance of the staff manager in business enterprises. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115, BUS305 Credits: 3

Introduces students to methodologies for managing projects within an organizational context, including the processes of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, reporting and closing a project. The course investigates project variables such as scope, time and cost, topics of project integration, quality control, and risk management, the management of changes in organizations that introduce or service information systems. Students learn how to identify project champions, work with user teams, and document project management. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE115 Credits: 3

Project Management Minor

Requirements -- 6 courses / 18 credits (36 ECTS)

All of the Project Management Minor Courses are Core; there is no option for electives

This is an advanced course in Project Management which drills down into the more applied aspects of project planning and progress reporting. Students will learn how to apply tools and techniques which will help them effectively complete projects. The course combines theory with case studies, and requires hands-on work for the completion of in-class workshops and project assignments. Topics include work Breakdown Structures (WBS), stakeholder analysis and management, project scheduling, duration & cost forecasting, PERT simulations, progress measurement, earned value management (EVM), and project audits. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE115, BUS395 Credits: 3

Familiarizes students with the use of popular Project Management Information Systems that support planning, executing and monitoring of projects. The course offers hands-on training on PMIS systems such as MS-Project and Primavera, and moves from the basics of setting-up and tracking projects to more practical tips and techniques for using more advanced functionality. A large part of this course takes place in a computer lab. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE115, BUS395 Credits: 3

Focuses on the human side of Project Management. The course prepares students for managing the dynamics of cross-functional project teams and for balancing effectively the often conflicting interests of project stakeholders. The main purpose of the course is to help students understand, analyze and develop their own effectiveness when it comes to managing project-based work. Topics in this course are: project leadership, emotional intelligence, mentoring & coaching, effective delegation, team motivation, conducting project meetings, managing stakeholders, project communication and project marketing. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE115, BUS395 Credits: 3

Provides students with a thorough understanding of Risk Management as a systematic, iterative approach which includes risk planning, identification, qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis, response planning, and monitoring & control. Topics covered in this course are techniques in identifying risks (brainstorming, reviewing historical data, affinity diagrams, and expert interviews), quantitative and qualitative risk analysis (Monte Carlo simulations, decision tree analyses, probability/impact matrices, expected value), and the crafting and execution of risk response strategies and techniques. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, GE115, BUS395 Credits: 3

Explores the characteristics of negotiation situations, interdependencies, value creation from potential clients, minor strategies for conflict management all within the context of Project Management. It addresses how negotiations occur to resolve a conflict of interest between two or more parties throughout a project’s lifecycle. Students learn the advantages and disadvantages of negotiation strategies and the appropriate utility of each strategy, given the type of conflict and situation in which the dispute occurs. Exercises and case analyses are used to illustrate important concepts. Topics also include consulting competencies, communication skills in consulting, psychology in consulting, research methods, and law & ethics. Prerequisites: BUS395 Credits: 3

Based on PMI’s/IPMA’s Standard for Project Management as well as on Project Management Competence Baseline Model. It presents competencies such as Basics Project Management, Methods and Techniques, Organizational Competence, Social Competence, General Management, Personal Attitudes, and General Impression (logic, transparency, and balanced judgment), knowledge areas, process groups and processes of project management as described in the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) in a structured way that will help students master the PMI/IPMA terminology and concepts. The course also covers topics of integration, project variables such as scope, time, cost and quality, Human Resource Communications, Communications Management, Risk Management, Procurement Management, and Professional Responsibility. Students who successfully complete this course will be well equipped to succeed in the professional certifications exam offered by the International Project Management Association (IPMA–Level D Certification) and Project Management Institute (PMI–CAPM Certification). Prerequisites: Successful completion of the PM Courses (PM396, PM397, PM400, PM415) Credits: 3

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