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BCOR 1015: The World of Business

Undergraduate

Provides an overview of the nature of business in a global economy. In addition to exploring the economic, governmental, social and environmental context in which businesses operate, students will discover how business creates value and takes advantage of opportunities and challenges. Using examples, cases and projects, students will learn about the business functions in an integrated format. Weekly discussion of current events will focus on entrepreneurship, ethics, international business, business and society, and other topics.

BCOR 3010: Business Applications of Social Responsibility

Undergraduate

Explore alternative views of the role of business in the global society through detailed case analysis, beginning with the free market view. Students are encouraged to isolate and articulate their personal values that will shape future business conduct. 

CESR 4000/4001: Leadership Challenges: Exercises in Moral Courage 

Undergraduate

Focuses on values and leadership at all levels of an organization. Group presentations and papers are organized around visits by executives who will share stories about critical business dilemmas they have faced throughout their careers. 

CESR 4005: Business Solutions for the Developing World: Learning Through Service

Undergraduate

Develop sustainable business strategies to meet the real-world needs of small business entrepreneurs in developing countries.

CESR/MGMT 4130: Sustainable Operations

Undergraduate

Examines business strategies in response to environmental and social challenges. Grounded in eco-efficiency, life-cycle thinking and a dose of investigative skepticism, the course assists students to thoroughly understand the scope of costs, benefits and risks associated with driving toward sustainable operations. 

CESR/MGMT 4440: Privacy in the Age of Big Data

Undergraduate

In a time when technology allows unprecedented aggregation of personal information, use is moving faster than social norms and laws can follow. In this class, students will dissect the technologies and social trends related primarily to privacy and the use of information about individuals to reap profits.

CESR/ACCT 4827: Integrated Reporting for Socially Responsible Strategies

Undergraduate

Explores current practices in the growing global trend of companies to measure, disclose, and report for socially responsible initiatives. Integrated reporting combines financial, environmental, social and governance information into a single report. This course counts towards the course hour requirement for the CPA exam.

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CESR/MGMT 4828: Corporate Boards in Action 

Undergraduate

Explores the complexity of corporate boards and the need for values-driven leadership.  Students will consider several corporate governance topics including: financial strategy, international challenges, ethics, corporate social responsibility,  board composition, compensation, and crisis management.

MBAC 6000: Socially Responsible Enterprise

MBA

Prepares future managers for confronting the truly difficult situations that arise when deploying economic resources, altering the physical environment, and making decisions that affect the lives of investors, employees, community members, and other stakeholders.

MBAX 6570: Topics in Sustainable Business

MBA

Provides a comprehensive overview of the core concepts, strategies and practices of sustainable business. The class is oriented around a list of “top 50” concepts in sustainable business, with an explicit goal of addressing each topic, to varying degrees, over the course of the semester.

MBAX 6140: Social Entrepreneurship for Emerging Markets

MBA

Approaches to solving global social and environmental problems that have not been effectively addressed by government, business or traditional NGOs and non-profit organizations.