Undergraduate Course Offerings
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Business & Its Publics
(SOIM-UG.0125 – 4 credits)
This required course introduces freshmen undergraduate students to the many interconnections between business, society, markets, politics, culture, and life. Through a series of lectures featuring a broad range of visitors, complemented by small group discussion with senior Stern faculty and intensive writing sessions, students develop and express their own perspectives on the meaning of business and its role in society while hearing, seeing, and questioning key people in business and the institutions that surround it. Speakers at plenary lectures span the range of executives, entrepreneurs, artists, politicians, activists, regulators, and writer.
Law, Business & Society
(SOIM-UG.0006 – 4 credits)
This course challenges undergraduate students to think deeply about legal systems and the continual evolution of business practice and business law. This process is multidimensional and involves social, political, ethical, and technological factors. In the course, students examine how key areas of business law influence the structure of societal and business relationships, while honing their analytical, communication, and writing skills.
Professional Responsibility & Leadership
(SOIM-UG.0012 – 2 credits)
This capstone undergraduate course fosters the development of professional judgment in business. Students consider how to behave in challenging professional situations, balancing self-interests and those of the firm within the larger context of society, ethics, and law. The course builds on content discussed throughout the social impact core while introducing new themes pertinent to students about to enter the workforce, including the economic and ethical aspects of acting as a business professional, and several approaches, to leadership.