Department of Business Management
Department Chair: Craig Bell
Department Secretary: Amy Staiger (208) 496-1413
Department Faculty: Kenton AndersonChris AndrewsCraig BellRay CouchKimball GalbraithJosh HoltCasey HurleyBruce KuschKent LundinCandy MillerMark NygrenPhil PackerKevin ShileyJim Taylor

 
Introduction
The mission of the Business Management Department is to create a learning environment for students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to make an immediate contribution in the workplace, and to rapidly grow into leadership positions in their organizations. We will do this by partnering with industry and non-profit organizations to provide mentoring, seminars, consulting projects, and internships to allow the student to apply what they have learned via case study and classroom discussion. Graduating students will emerge with an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit, technological and global literacy, and key communication and problem-solving skills.

General Advisement questions should be directed to the College of Business and Communication Advisement Center SMI 225, (208) 496-1451.

See the Department of Business Management homepage at:
http://www2.byui.edu/busmanagement/home/
 
Graduation Requirements
To receive a BS in Business Management, a student will need to complete the prescribed course of study with a minimum of 120 credits and a GPA of 2.25 or higher. No grade of less than C- will be allowed in core and emphasis courses. A professional internship experience, to be completed following the junior year, is required for graduation.

Central Aims - Students who successfully complete the degree will demonstrate the following skills:
a. Technological Literacy: graduates will understand how technology is used in all functions of business to improve productivity, communication, and customer service.
b. Global Literacy: graduates will understand international trade and financial systems. Core courses in marketing and organizational behavior will address cross-cultural issues.
c. Quantitative Analysis: all appropriate upper-division courses will develop quantitative reasoning skills by utilizing business software and web-based applications to solve finance, marketing, and operational problems addressed in the curriculum.
d. Problem Solving and Project Management: all upper-division students will participate in business case studies, internships, and consulting projects to develop skills in these areas.
e. Written and Oral Communication: students will complete three courses in written communication, and will utilize presentation software in upper division oral reports.
f. Teamwork and Leadership Skills: Organizational Behavior course will teach team-building principles that will be applied in study groups during the integrated junior core. Selected emphasis courses will include consulting projects executed in teams.
g. Entrepreneurial Spirit: students will be educated, encouraged, and supported in operating and growing business ventures in appropriate courses, guest seminars, practicums, and internships.
h. Business Ethics: Students will be given the opportunity to identify and eliminate any incongruities between their personal ethical tendencies and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
Major Requirements
1. Successfully complete the Pre-Business Management Core (during freshman and sophomore years) by completing all 27 credit hours (2.5 GPA overall, no grade less than a C-).
2. Successfully complete the New Venture Integrated Business Core and other required Business Core courses.
3. Complete a Professional Internship (B398) after the Integrated Business Core (IBC).
4. Select and complete the requirements for one business cluster from those listed below.
5. Complete a Senior Capstone course (B 499A, 499B, 499C, or 499D).
6. Select and complete 12-credit complementary cluster approved by your Advisor.

 
Career Opportunities
Students graduating from this major will be prepared for entry-level management positions in finance, marketing, or management; they will also receive sufficient knowledge to be able to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in the industry of their choice after gaining relevant experience. Within the finance area, students will be particularly suited for opportunities in financial services, banking and corporate finance. Within the marketing area, students will be well prepared for careers in sales, e-commerce, marketing research, marketing services or business-to-business marketing. Within the management areas, students can pursue careers in Human Resource Management, Corporate Training and Development, or Corporate Communications.
 
Accessibility of Business Management Courses
1. B 101 and all B 200-level courses available to all students.
2. B 370, 380, 413, 431, 444, 450, 454, 456, 475, and 479R are all available to all students who have completed proper prerequisite courses.
3. All other Business Management courses are limited to Accounting, IS, Economics, and Business Management majors who have been cleared by their departments to register for the junior core. Exceptions require approval from the Instructor.
 
Program Description


 
B.S.  in Applied Management (405)   
Students desiring to complete a degree in Applied Management must first complete an AAS in Culinary Arts, Floral Design, Professional Pre-school, or other AAS degree as approved by their faculty advisor. Students completing an AAS in the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering should see BS in Technology Management (410) listed in this section.

See respective department section in this catalog for specific AAS degree information.

General Education Requirements

As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Take these Courses    Min Grade: C
ECON 112
IS 140
 
Major Requirements
   
Take these Courses    Min Grade: C
ACCTG 180
B 101, 247, 321, 361
MATH 221
 
AND
Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C
B 201, 220, 275, 283
 
AND
Take 3 Credits    Min Grade: C
B 370, 380, 398, 431, 450, 454, 456, 475, 479R
ECON 358


 
B.S.  in Technology Management (410)   
Students desiring to earn a degree in Technology Management must complete or be within one semester of completing an AAS in Engineering Technology, Automotive Technology, or Electronic Engineering Technology through the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering before declaring this major.

See respective department section in this catalog for specific AAS degree information.

General Education Requirements

As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Take these Courses    Min Grade: C
BIO 250, 250L
ECON 112
IS 140
 
AND
Take 4 Credits    Min Grade: C
CHEM 100, 101, 105
PH 101, 101L, 105, 105L
 
AND
Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C
ENG 312, 316
 
Major Requirements
   
Take these Courses    Min Grade: C
ACCTG 180
B 101, 247, 321, 361
MATH 221
 
AND
Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C
B 201, 220, 275, 283
 
AND
Take 3 Credits    Min Grade: C
B 370, 380, 398, 431, 450, 454, 456, 475, 479R
ECON 358


 
B.S.  in Business Management (615)   
 
2 Clusters Required
5 Elective Credits Required

General Education Requirements

As you fill the General Education and University requirements, take the classes listed below and then go to the General Education section for a complete listing of the requirements.
 
Take all of these Courses    
ECON 111, 112
ENG 312
IS 140
MATH 108
REL 431
 
Major Requirements
   
Requirement 1:
Pre-Business Core

As a freshman and sophomore, complete the pre-business core classes listed below with a combined GPA of 2.5 or higher, with no grade below a C-.
Take all of these Courses     Min GPA: 2.5      Min Grade: C-
ACCTG 201, 202
B 101, 220, 275
ECON 111, 112
IS 140
MATH 221

 
AND
Requirement 2:
Business Core

These junior-level courses may be taken whenever is best for the student, as long as their respective pre-requisites have been met, even if the student is still completing the pre-business core.
Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: C-
B 361
ECON 358
ENG 312
IS 350
REL 431

 
AND
Requirement 3:
New Venture Integrated Business Core

These courses must be taken together in one semester after successful completion of the Pre-Business Core (2.5 Cum GPA in Pre-Business Core courses, no class below C-). Enrollment is by application through the Business Management Department Office the semester prior to anticipated enrollment in the New Venture Integrated Business Core.

Students with special circumstances may petition their advisor to take these courses on a stand-alone basis. As B 383 is only taught as part of the New Venture Integrated Business Core, students completing the stand-alone option will be required to complete B 283 or B 450 in place of B 383.
Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: C-
B 301, 321, 341, 383

 
AND
Requirement 4:
Professional Internship

The Professional Internship (B398) may be completed anytime after the New Venture Integrated Business Core. A full-semester, full-time internship in the career area of the student's choice is highly desirable. This may be completed Fall, Winter or Summer. This is one of the most valuable elements of the degree and should be planned for well in advance.
Take this Course    Min Grade: C-
B 398

 
AND
Requirement 5:
After completion of the New Venture Integrated Business Core, the Business Management major chooses one of four business clusters to develop skills in a particular area of interest:

Minimum Grade: C-

Entrepreneur Cluster
B 283, 450, 475, 479R
And choose one of the following:
B 370, 380, 413, 454 or 459

Finance Cluster
B 401, 410, 479R
And choose two of the following:
Acctg 321, 322
B 405, 406, 411, 413, 418, 475
Econ 300, 453

Management Cluster
B 370, 479R
And choose 2 of the following:
Comm 250, 350, 450
And choose one of the following:
B 406, 418, 465

Marketing Cluster
B 442, 454, 479R
And choose two of the following:
B 431, 440, 444, 450, 456, 459, 465
Comm 230, 235

In addition to completing one of the above-listed clusters, complete a Complementary Cluster of 12 credits. This cluster is subject to the approval of the student advisor. The student chooses a 12-credit complementary cluster to build additional skills that match up with career goals and interests. Suggestions are available from your advisor or the College Advisment Center located in SMI 225.

AND
A capstone course should be completed during the last semester prior to graduation.
Take 1 Course    Min Grade: C-
B 499A, 499B, 499C, 499D



Minor in  Business Management (122)   
Minor in Business Management (122) is available to all BYU-Idaho students. This Minor is designed to provide students with basic business skills and knowledge to complement their major field of study. It is especially tailored for those who plan to start their own business or work for a corporation using the skills from their major field of study. Twenty-four (24) credits are required to complete the Minor.

For further information regarding Minor requirements, please contact the College of Business and Communication Advising Center in 225 SMI, (208) 496-1451.
Requirement 1:

Section 1: Accounting

Complete Option A or Option B. Then, complete the rest of the requirements as listed below in Sections 2, 3 and 4. Major courses count as "done," but don't count as credit for the Minor. Students will need to complete 24 NEW credits fo fulfill the Minor requirements.

Option A
Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
ACCTG 180
B 101

        OR
           Option B
           Take these Courses    Min Grade: C-
           ACCTG 201, 202

 
AND
Requirement 2:

Section 2: Required Courses:

Take both courses. Major and General Education courses count as "done," but don't count as credit for the Minor. If you have already completed these classes, move to the next group of classes listed below (Section 3).
Take all of these Courses    Min Grade: C-
B 275, 479R
IS 140

 
AND
Requirement 3:

Section 3: Economics

Choose one course NOT taken for the Major or for General Education.
Take 3 Credits    Min Grade: C-
ECON 111, 112, 300, 358

AND
Section 4: Enrichment Courses

Take as many additional courses as needed from the list below in order to complete the 24 credits required for the Minor. Choose courses NOT taken for the Major. Note that most upper division courses require prerequisites. Also note that B 321, 341, 361 and B 383 are restricted to Business, Accounting, Information Systems, and Economics Majors.

Please contact the College of Business and Communication Advising Center in 225 SMI, or (208) 496-1451, for restrictions that may prohibit you from completing a course listed below.
Take 9 Credits    Min Grade: C-
B 201, 220, 247, 260, 283, 321, 341, 361, 370, 380, 383, 401, 405, 406, 410, 411, 413, 418, 431, 440, 442, 444, 450, 454, 456, 459, 465, 475, 499A, 499B, 499C, 499D
 
Course Descriptions

B 101 Introduction to Business (3:3:0)
Required for all business management majors. Recommended also for non-business students interested in gaining an overview of business management, marketing, accounting, human resource management, and small business entrepreneurship.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 201 Introduction To Finance (3:3:0)
This is an introductory course to familiarize non-business majors with the basic vocabulary and substantive knowledge of personal finance, financial institutions, and business finance. The class will provide an opportunity to develop skills in effective communication, financial analysis, and problem solving. Ethics in the area of finance will be discussed.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 220 Business Communication (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: English 111 and 22 credit hours.
This course includes learning proper grammar, punctuation, and format of documents; analyzing, composing, and dictating business letters and memos; producing job application documents; researching and creating business reports; interviewing; and giving oral presentations.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 247 Principles of Marketing (3:3:0)
An introduction to the fundamental principles of marketing for non-business majors. Such topics as: the marketing environment, product development, pricing-strategy, distribution, and promotion will be discussed.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 260 Travel, Tourism, and Hospitality Management (3:3:0)
An introduction overview course covering the history, vocabulary, basic operating principles, modes of travel, destination geography, business and career opportunities governing the national and international travel, tourism, and hospitality industry.
(Winter)
 
B 275 Business Law and the Legal Environment (3:3:0)
An introduction to legal aspects of establishing and operating a business. Topics covered include legal procedures, contracts, commercial paper, and business organizations.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 283 Entrepreneurship Skills (3:3:0)
This course offers an introductory level overview of the major elements of entrepreneurship and small business management. This course is especially good for students who plan to launch a business while going to school or plan to have their own business in the future.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 284 Students in Free Enterprise (0.5:1:0)
The purpose of the Students in Free Enterprise is to allow students to integrate all of their learned business skills into teaching and sharing the principles of free enterprise, supporting SIFE, and engaging in experiential based hands-on practical experiences. Also, assist businesses in a consulting capacity, depending upon the needs of the local business community.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 295 Delta Epsilon Chi-Business Student Association (0.5:1:0)
Fee:  $20.00
Delta Epsilon Chi is a National Organization of students in the field of business with specific emphasis on the areas of marketing, management, merchandising, and entrepreneurship. This class will involve students learning skills in those areas with involvement in the business community. Leadership skills will be taught as well as opportunities to participate in state and national competitions.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 298 Introductory Internship (3-5:0:0)
Prerequisite: Business Majors Only.
Non-classroom program designed for students working full-time or part-time in business related employment. Students must complete a contract (provided by the business department) with their employer allowing them to work for college credits. Other requirements include, on-the-job learning reports, hourly log reports and supervisor evaluations. This is an excellent way to obtain college credits for business work experience. (90 work hours required for each credit earned.)
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 301 Financial Management (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Business Core (B 220, B 275, IS 140, Econ 111, Econ 112, Acct 201, Acct 202, and Math 221) or instructor approval.
Part of the junior core for business majors. Covers financial statement analysis, cash management, capital structure, capital budgeting, short and long-term financial management, sources of financing, risk/return, dividend policy, and international finance. Basic mathematics of finance and spreadsheet software will be taught and used in the course.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 321 Organizational Behavior (3:3:0)
Fee:  $20.00
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Pre-Business Core (B 101, B 220, B 275, IS 140, Econ 111, Econ 112, Acct 201, Acct 202, and Math 221) or instructor approval.
Part of the junior integrated core for business majors. Organizational Behavior at three levels: individual, group, and organizations. Examination of areas: motivation, team, group behavior, organizational design, structure, culture, communication, leadership, decision making, and managing change.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 341 Marketing Management (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Pre-Business Core (B 101, B 220, B 275, IS 140, Econ 111, Econ 112, Acct 201, Acct 202, and Math 221)or instructor approval.
Part of the junior core for business majors. Designed to provide students with a comprehensive introduction to marketing principles.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 361 Operations Management (3:3:0)
Fee:  $10.00
Prerequisite: Math 108 or 110, Math 221, IS 140
Part of the junior core for business majors. This course will focus on operational issues common to all businesses with increased emphasis on service businesses. Regular quantitative assignments using spreadsheet-based operations management software will be included.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 370 Human Resource Management (3:3:0)
An overview of all facets of Human Resource including strategies and environment, diversity, Equal Employment Opportunity laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act; recruiting, selecting, training, and development; performance appraisals, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations, and OSHA regulations. The course will include solving case studies, and students will design presentations and conduct Human Resource activities.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 380 Introduction to International Business (3:3:0)
Explores international business, trade, foreign investment, and the challenges confronting U.S. firms in international environments. Analyzes how marketing, production, finance, and human resource management are affected by cultural, political, economic, and legal differences.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 383 New Venture Creation (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Pre-Business Core (B 101, B 220, B 275, IS 140, Econ 111, Econ 112, Acct 201, Acct 202, and Math 221). To be taken as part of the IBC.
Part of the junior core for business majors. This course is intended to give students the opportunity to apply fundamental theories with realistic exposure to the intricacies of the business world. Core students will create, acquire funding for, operate, and close a small business. This course will be included in a special integrated class combining B 341 Marketing, B 321 Organizational Behaviior, and B 301 Financial Management. The core content instruction will be synchronized with real-time challenges of managing the business.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 398 Advanced Academic Internship (3:0:0)
Prerequisite: Completion of at least three of the following courses: B 301, 321, 341, 361, and IS 350.
Students will participate in the following: review and learn new job-getting skills in resume writing, job portfolio preparation, networking, and interviewing; find a professional business management internship/job in an approved business and complete 270 hours of work over a minimum time length of eight weeks; apply the principles and skills learned in the classroom to on-the-job practices and procedures in business management. Through on the job experience, students will gain a greater vision of what it means to be a business management professional. Students will establish professional career networking links with the business they are employed in and other exposed businesses and businessmen they come into contact with during work experience. Students will receive timely consultation from inside and outside sources to help direct learning progress in various job responsibilities. Students may also receive compensation and recognition by receiving wages from the employer and letters of recommendation from both the employer and BYU-Idaho.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 401 Advanced Financial Management (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 301 or Acct 301
Financial management in the corporate setting, asset valuation, risk analysis capital decision making, financial controls, applications of financial principles to the corporate organization, in-depth coverage of securities structure and pricing, capital generation and dividend policy. Also includes working capital management, leasing, and international corporate finance.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 405 Management of Financial Institutions (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 301 or Acct 301
Covers management of credit institutions including banks, savings and loans, mutual funds, commercial and consumer finance companies and investment banks. The course deals with regulation of institutions, balance sheet management, loan policy, investments, domestic and international banking institutions.
(Fall)
 
B 406 Risk and Insurance (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 301 or Acct 301
Risk management for individuals and business through the use of insruance and other methods. Personal protection for life, health, auto, homeowner, and disability insurance, as well as business protection through the use of various insurance products, derivatives, and analysis models is covered.
(Winter)
 
B 410 Investments (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 301 or Acct 301
Covers topics in the financial markets, including portfolio theory, valuation, fixed-income securities, security analysis, mutual funds, and derivative assets, financial markets, investment vehicles, asset allocation, risk analysis, evaluating performance, global considerations, buying and selling securities, and tax implications of investing.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 411 Advanced Investments (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 410
Institutional framework of domestic and foreign securities industries, options and futures, advanced coverage of stock and bond analysis, emphasis on investment decision making with theoretical and practical applications.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 413 Real Estate (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 201 or B 301
A one-semester course in real estate practices and finance. topics include basic forms of real estate ownership, investments, fundamental transactions, appraisal, brokerage, land use planning and financing. Financial aspects of the the real estate business are covered including the mortgage market, real estate lending policies and foreclosure practices.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 418 Financial Planning (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 201, B 301, Acct 301
Emphasizes the tools and techniques of financial planning for individuals. Subject areas include personal and family budgeting, insurance, investments, estate planning including estate and inheritance tax, retirement planning, and individual income tax considerations. The role of the financial planner will be discussed.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 431 Global Marketing (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 341 or B 380 or B 247
Explores options in international market expansion, including export marketing, licensing/franchising, joint ventures, and wholly owned subsidiaries. Sensitizes students to differences in cultural, political, legal, and economic environments and how they affect product, pricing, promotion, and distribution strategies. Includes module on cross-cultural communication and negotiation. Requires completion of a consulting project with a business client.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 440 Database Marketing (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: IS 140 and B 247 or B 341
Covers key issues in managing and developing marketing databases for segmenting markets, maximizing reltaionships with customers, and developing marketing tactics. Includes learning to use data mining, CRM and other database tools to focus on developing data analysis skills.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 442 Marketing Research (3:3:0)
Fee:  $30.00
Prerequisite: B 341
Concepts and methodology for conducting qualitative and quantitative marketing research. Emphasis on solving problems faced by the marketing manager. Consulting research project required, involving the use of statistical database software.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 444 Buyer Behavior (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 341 or 247
Explores how the consumer's culture and psychological make-up affect buying decisions. Includes a module on organizational buyer behavior for business-to-business relationships.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 450 Innovative Business Lab (3:0:3)
Fee:  $0.00
Prerequisite: Instructor approval.
Students fill assignments in student-run companies using innovative business models to address marketplace needs. Students will take roles in planning, organizing, leading and controlling the marketing, finance and operations of an actual ongoing business. Business models pursued will include utilization of the internet, technology or innovative business practices to increase productivity and customer satisfaction. Students participating in Event Management will help plan, organize and implement major College of Business and Communication events including Executive Seminar, Business Summit, Entrepreneur Lecture Series, Entrepreneur Conference and Summer Summit. Students will help leaders select speakers, schedule rooms, promote events, and make all necessary arrangements for these events, including hosting and media relations.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 454 Sales and Customer Relationship Management (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 247 or B 341
An introductory course that will cover the fundamental principles of effective selling. Personal development and the process of building relationships of trust will be discussed. Role playing is used to help demonstrate and teach the principles discussed. Includes a module on negotiations. Recommended for prospective missionaries.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 456 Retail Management (Fall only) (3:3:0)
Fee:  $35.00
Prerequisite: B 247 or B 341
A survey of retail store operations considering merchandising, store location, layout, pricing policy, and merchandising math. This also includes a trip to visit businesses.
(Fall)
 
B 459 Marketing Strategy (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 341
Focuses on marketing's role in gaining a sustainable competitive advantage. Covers all the steps in developing a strategic marketing plan, including situation analysis, objectives, strategies, tactics, and budgets. Substantial use of detailed case studies, involving analysis of sales and cost data to aid in product, pricing distribution, and promotion plan decisions.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 465 Supply Chain Management (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 247 or B 341 and B 361
An introductory overview of the discpline of supply chain/value chain management and its impact on all functions within an enterprise. With a focus on basic concepts and principles the course will examine actions and values responsible for th continuous improvement of the design, development, and management process of a supply system, and the effect these have on improving business operations and profitabilit for both customers and suppliers.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 475 Financing New Ventures (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: B 201, B 283 or B 383
An overview of all the options available to successfully finance new ventures. Financing alternatives are explored including debt financing from venture banks, commercial banks, and SBICs, and equity financing from angels, private placements, venture capitalists, and public equity markets.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 479R Business Lecture Series (1:1:0)
The course consists of a weekly one-hour lecture by successful entrepreneurs and business persons on subjects significant to entrepreneur-type opportunities. These entrepreneurs frequently discuss the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship and give the students advice on getting started, being successful in business, and growing the business.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 499A Team Consulting Project (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Completion of Business Junior Core (B 301, B 321, B 341, B 361, Econ 358, Eng 312, and IS 350) or instructor approval.
This course is a senior-level capstone experience wherein student consulting teams use business concepts to address real-world strategic problems or opportunities for business clients. Teams may be formed within an emphasis area (i.e. marketing or finance) or they may be integrated across business disciplines, depending on the needs of the client. The project must be managed through problem or opportunity identification, data gathering, analysis and development of strategies and tactics to solve the problem or pursue the opportunity. Requires a professional final written and oral report. Teams and clients are organized through the Business Management Department according to student expertise and client needs.
(Winter, Fall)
 
B 499B Business Strategy (3:3:0)
Prerequisite: Completion of junior core(B 301, B 321, B 341, B 361, Econ 358, Eng 312, and IS 350) or instructor approval.
A senior capstone experience wherein students form integrated teams to solve strategic business cases and execute a major project. Cases will cover these areas: Establishing company direction, industry and competitive analysis, evaluating company resources and capabilities, establishing a competitive advantage, competing globally, new business models, corporate culture and leadership. Teams will be balanced to force each participant into an active role in their area of expertise. The class will utilize a textbook as a resouce, but primary evaluation will come from written and oral case solutions and a team project, rather than examinations.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 499C Innovative Business Lab - Leadership (3:1:2)
Prerequisite: B 450 Note: Instructor's approval required. Formal application required. See Business Management Department office.
A senior capstone experience wherein students act in leadership roles in student-run companies using innovative business models to address marketplace needs or work with faculty in planning major College of Business and Commuication events. Application required. See the Department of Business Management secretary. Note: B 499C students are the officers of the Innovative Business Lab organization and typically are selected to be officers because they comlpeted B 450 in an above-average manner. B 450 Students are the "workers" of the Innovative Business Lab organizations.
(Winter, Summer, Fall)
 
B 499D Business Outdoor Leadership Development (BOLD) (3:0:0)
Fee:  $25.00
Prerequisite: Limited enrollment. Student must apply through Department of Business Management Office semester before anticipated enrollment.
Use an outdoor or natural setting to provide business students with a true experiential education in order to help them develop increased self assurance, teamwork, problem solving skills, use of judgment, communication, commitment and trust. Course includes demanding physical activities and a 9 day backpacking trip.
(Summer)