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Business & Its Publics: Inquiry & Discourse (Freshman)
SOIM-UB.0125, 2 credits
Organizational Communication & Its Social Context (Sophomore)
SOIM-UB.0065, 4 credits
Students focus on strategic and tactical aspects of corporate communication to study and practice the ways in which organizations communicate to their varied internal and external stakeholders. Assignments develop student abilities in speaking and writing to these varied audiences, both to inform and to persuade. The course emphasizes bridging theoretical fundamentals and action learning is stressed which includes applying communication strategy to:
- oral and written business assignments
- presentation delivery techniques
- visual communication analysis and practice
- team communication
Law, Business, & Society (Junior)
SOIM-UB.006, 4 credits
The Law, Business & Society course challenges students to think more deeply about legal systems and appreciate how they have evolved and continue to evolve in relationship to business and society. The interaction between law and business is multi-dimensional involving social, political, ethical and technological considerations. In the course, students will examine how key areas of business law influence the structure of domestic and international business relationships, while honing their analytical, communication, conflict resolution and team problem solving skills.
Professional Responsibility & Leadership (Senior)
SOIM-UB.0012, 2 credits
This capstone course facilitates student development of a personal sense of business professionalism and leadership. Students consider how individuals should behave in ambiguous 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 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 models, or approaches, to leadership.