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Business course catalog

2020-21

AMANDA BAUGOUS, Professor, 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
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., St. Ambrose University

TRANG PHAN, Assistant 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, Assistant 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), BUSN-351.

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.


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