This course is an introduction to the key concepts of systems thinking applied to complex business challenges. The Systems Thinking course focuses on the interrelationships of elements within economic, social, political, technological, environmental, and other types of systems. This course is designed to help students understand and apply the principles of systems thinking in a business context to resolve complex issues and difficult problems.
This course provides a comprehensive approach to project management tools and applications in an interdisciplinary and global environment. Emphasizing concepts, techniques, and principles associated with project management, this course is vital to students entering the management field. Students will be able to plan, schedule, budget, estimate, control, and monitor projects. In addition, they will become familiar with resource allocation, resource loading, CPM, CMM, GANTT, and PERT.
Upon completion of this course, the student will understand the key concepts of social media and their application in today's business environment. This course is designed specifically to address business needs related to the design, development, and implementation of social media projects in areas such as customer relationship management (CRM), marketing and public relations, and internal organizational communication.
The course presents concepts of tourism relating to food and geography, using Italy as its example. The course is relevant to students of all backgrounds but was designed specifically for students of hospitality, business, and culinary arts. Students will study international organizations operating in tourism (i.e. WTO) and the different types of tourism, with particular attention paid to sustainable tourism. Students will be asked to investigate the tourism geography of Italy, becoming familiar with the most important tourist sites in Italy and Campania (through several excursions).
This course is intended to provide the student with a comprehensive introduction to business in the European Union. The course describes how economic, political and social factors interrelate, and influence business in Europe. Students will use a framework to research select bachelor business administration program outcomes (economics, communication, management, and marketing) from different European Union member state's perspective. Guest lecturers and field trips are planned for students enrolled in the study abroad program.
This course offers the student a step-by-step approach to starting and managing a small business. The course covers the fundamental principles of marketing, law, management, and office administration as applied to beginning a new venture. Each student will prepare a comprehensive individualized business plan to include a market profile, site analysis, competitive analysis, financials, goals and objectives, pricing and marketing strategies, and executive summary.
This course is an application of theoretical approaches to Strategic Management. Major concepts, tools, and processes will be explored through lecture, readings, team activities, and case study applications.
This course is an application of theoretical approaches to the globalization of business. Major concepts, tools, and processes will be explored through lecture, readings, team activities, and case study applications. Major topics include the examination of how businesses and managers focus and succeed in the global economy including an overview of the economic, political, legal, social, and cultural systems involved.
This course focuses on a management perspective of information systems activity from development through implementation. The goal of this course is to help business students learn how to use and manage information technologies to revitalize business processes, improve business decision making, and gain competitive advantage. This course places major emphasis on up-to-date coverage of the essential role of Internet technologies in providing a platform for business, commerce, and collaboration processes among all business stakeholders in today's networked enterprises and global markets.
Upon completion of this course, the student will understand modern (quantitative and qualitative) concepts in production management and their application to problems relevant to today's workplace, for both industrial and service organizations. This course specifically deals with and addresses the impact of operations decisions on the firm and emphasizes cross-functional decision making.