Business & Management Track

The people, the internship, and the coursework were all excellent. At my internship, I learned skills that I can easily apply to any work experience I have in the future. This is a program every college student should consider.

CAREY SPANOS,
COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS
INTERN, MARKETMESUITE

With an economy driven by industries such as financial services, health care and life sciences, high technology, higher education, consulting, and visitor services, Boston boasts a thriving business community with strong national and international ties.

The Business & Management Track is divided into courses for non-business majors and courses for business majors. You'll explore principles of economics, management, business, and marketing, and finish with an internship in one of Boston's many financial, law, business, or marketing firms.

Summer 1: The Academic Phase

You'll spend your first six weeks of the Summer Study Internship Program taking two 4-credit courses chosen from offerings designed for both non-business majors and business majors. The 2017 Summer Study Internship Program course options will be posted on January 15, 2017.

Non-Business Majors

  • CAS EC 101 Introductory Microeconomic Analysis

    One semester of a standard two-semester sequence for those considering further work in management or economics. Coverage includes economics of households, business firms, and markets; consumer behavior and the demand for commodities; production, costs, and the supply of commodities; price determination; competition and monopoly; efficiency of resource allocation; governmental regulation; income distribution; and poverty. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Lecture T, W, R 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Idson CAS 116
    SA1 Discussion T 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Idson CAS 116
    SA2 Lecture M, T, W 2:00 PM-4:30 PM Huynh KCB 106
    SA2 Discussion T 1:00 PM-2:00 PM Huynh KCB 107
    SA3 Lecture M, T, W 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Busey CAS B06B
    SA3 Discussion T 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Busey CAS B06B
  • CAS EC 102 Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis

    The second semester of a standard two-semester sequence for those considering further work in management or economics. National economic performance; the problems of recession, unemployment, and inflation; money creation; government spending and taxation; economic policies for full employment and price stability; and international trade and payments. Carries social science divisional credit in CAS. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Lecture T, W, R 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Bandopadhyay HAR 316
    SA1 Discussion W 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Bandopadhyay HAR 316
    SA2 Lecture T, W, R 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Abdullah KCB 104
    SA2 Discussion W 5:00 PM-6:00 PM Abdullah KCB 104
  • COM CM 313 Corporate Communication

    Explores the trends and issues affecting corporations, crisis management, public affairs communication, consumer affairs, employee relations, environmental problems, and issues of multinationals. Uses case studies. 4 cr.

    Prereq: COM CM 301.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 9:30 AM-1:00 PM Quigley HAR 310
  • COM CM 317 Introduction to Advertising

    History, nature, function, practice, and social and economic aspects of advertising; ethical responsibilities, psychological appeals, marketing, media, research, product analysis, creative strategies, and agency operation. Students prepare a comprehensive advertising plan including a marketing strategy and speculative advertising campaign. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, R 1:00 PM-4:30 PM Cakebread PSY B51
  • MET MG 202 Personal Financial Planning

    The development of personal investment strategies using money and credit. Securities and portfolio management, budgeting, insurance, taxes, retirement programs, and estate planning. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Mendlinger CAS 204A
  • QST AC 221 Financial Accounting

    Prereq: (QST SM 131) and (CAS MA 120 or CAS MA 121 or CAS MA 123, previous or concurrent). Basic concepts underlying financial statements and accounting procedures used in preparing statements of financial position, income statements, and statements of cash flow. Stresses the interpretation, analysis, and evaluation of published financial statements. 4 cr.

    Prereq: QST SM131; CAS MA120, MA121, or MA123 previous or concurrent.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, W, R 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Thammasiri HAR 315
    SA2 Independent T, W, R 1:00 PM-3:30 PM Hagigi HAR 315
  • QST IS 223 Introduction to Information Systems

    Prereq: (QST FE 101). Sophomore standing. Provides students with an understanding of the important role that information and information technology play in supporting the effective operation and management of business. Elaborates on the themes of "place to space" and the implications for business of the digital enterprise. Focuses on learning IS concepts in the context of application to real business problems. 4 cr.

    Prereq: QST FE101

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 5:30 PM-9:00 PM Allen HAR 211
    SA2 Independent T, R 1:00 PM-4:30 PM Covino HAR 322
  • QST LA 245 Introduction to Law

    Prereq: (QST SM 131) or sophomore standing. Sophomore requirement. Provides a broad overview of the American judicial system and fundamental legal issues. Examines dispute resolution, torts, contracts, criminal law, business organizations, employment law, intellectual property, and international law. The goal is to understand not only the basic rules of law but also the underlying social policies and ethical dilemmas. 4 cr.

    Prereq: Sophomore standing.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, R 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Howell HAR 211
    SA2 Independent M, W 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Chang HAR 326
  • QST SM 101 Introduction to Management

    A broad introduction to the nature and activities of business enterprises within the United States' economic and political framework. Course content introduces economic systems, essential elements of business organization, production, human resource management, marketing, finance, and risk management. Key objectives of the course are development of business vocabulary and a fundamental understanding of how businesses make money. This course is intended for non-business majors. It may not be taken by Questrom students for credit nor can it be used by Boston University students toward the Business Administration minor. Non-Questrom students may register for this course directly via the Student Link. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Allen HAR 228
  • QST SM 104 Finance for Non-Management Students

    Read, understand, and analyze financial statements such as income statements and balance sheets. Covers techniques of internal financial analysis such as breakeven, budgeting, financial forecasting, and tools to aid in decision making. Introduction to the time value of money and capital budgeting using discounted cash flow analysis. Intended for non-business majors. This course may not be taken by Questrom students for credit nor can it be used by Boston University students toward the Business Administration minor. Non-Questrom students may register for this course directly via the Student Link. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W, R 1:30 PM-4:00 PM Asadoorian STH B19
  • QST SM 105 Introduction to Marketing

    How is it that some products succeed and some fail? In many instances, the difference is in their marketing strategy. Examines key areas of marketing including product development, advertising, promotions, pricing, and retailer decisions. Uses a combination of in-class exercises, real world examples, cases, lecture, and discussion. This course is intended for non-business majors. It may not be taken by Questrom students for credit nor can it be used by Boston University students toward the Business Administration minor. Non-Questrom students may register for this course directly via the Student Link. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, R 1:00 PM-4:30 PM Utter HAR 302
  • QST SM 131 Business, Society, and Ethics

    Required of all Questrom freshmen. Explores the ethical problems facing global management. Through identification and discussion of the substantive disciplines relevant to business, students uncover a complicated analysis necessary to make appropriate decisions and highlight their interdependencies. Stresses written and oral communication skills and logical reasoning as an ingredient for sound analysis and rational business planning. This course emphasizes teamwork because at the heart of modern management is the need to collaborate with others and to organize, motivate, and monitor teams of diverse people to accomplish shared goals. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Nichols HAR 322
    SA1 F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Nichols HAR 310
    SA2 Independent M, W 1:30 PM-5:00 PM Nichols HAR 322
    SA2 F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Nichols HAR 310
    SA3 Independent T, R 1:30 PM-5:00 PM Fazendeiro HAR 324
    SA3 F 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Fazendeiro HAR 310
  • SHA HF 100 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry

    Serves as the prerequisite to all SHA courses. Students wishing to take any SHA courses must first complete SHA HF 100. An introductory course designed to offer an overview of the hospitality industry. Students gain a historical perspective and track current events. Discusses the structure of the industry including chains, franchising, ownership, and management. Explores the inner workings of various components of lodging, food service, and entertainment organizations. Previews the important disciplines covered in upper-level classes. Actual industry examples and case studies are used extensively. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location

Business Majors

  • CAS EC 341 Monetary and Banking Institutions

    Survey of commercial and central banking institutions. Examination of macro relations between financial organizations and principal objectives of stabilization policy. 4 cr.

    Prereq: CAS EC 202.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, W, R 9:30 AM-12:00 PM Constantino CAS B25B
  • CAS EC 356 Economics of the Labor Market

    Application of current theories of labor supply and demand, wages, education and experience, immigration, labor efficiency, discrimination, and unemployment. Appraisal of the effects of government policies on labor markets. 4 cr.

    Prereq: CAS EC 201.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, W, R 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Conde Carvaj CAS 323A
  • CAS EC 392 International Economics II: Problems and Policy

    Basic issues of international finance. Topics include the balance of payments, balance of payment adjustments, theories of exchange rate determination, and case studies in international economic policy. 4 cr.

    Prereq: CAS EC 202.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, T, W 1:00 PM-3:30 PM Carliner PHO 202
  • CAS EC 403 Game Theory

    Prereq: (CAS MA 121 OR CAS MA 123) Models of decision-making in which the choices of different individuals interact: basic equilibrium notions in normal form games, including signaling games and repeated games. Applications include auctions, foreign policy, takeover bids, entry deterrence, cooperation and conflict, financial markets, and public goods. 4 cr.

    Prereq: CAS MA 121 or CAS MA 123 or CAS MA 127; or consent of instructor.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, T, W 6:00 PM-8:30 PM Huynh PHO 205
  • CAS EC 445 Economics of Risk and Uncertainty

    Prereq: (CAS EC 201 & CAS EC 202) and (CAS EC 203 or CAS EC 305) and (CAS MA 121 or CAS MA 123). For advanced undergraduates. Emphasis on quantitative links between theory and data. Topics include expected utility, portfolio choice and the capital asset pricing model, interest rates and monetary policy, the relation between the real economy and the stock market. 4 cr.

    Prereq: CAS EC 201 ; CAS EC 202 ; CAS EC 305; and CASMA121 or CASMA123 or CASMA127.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, W, R 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Persson PSY B55
  • COM CM 313 Corporate Communication

    Explores the trends and issues affecting corporations, crisis management, public affairs communication, consumer affairs, employee relations, environmental problems, and issues of multinationals. Uses case studies. 4 cr.

    Prereq: COM CM 301.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 9:30 AM-1:00 PM Quigley HAR 310
  • COM CM 522 Managing Corporate Crises and Issues

    Review and diagnosis of major crises and issues affecting corporations. Case discussions of five types of crises: technological, confrontational, malevolence, management failure, and management control. Examines appropriate management actions and communications before, during, and after a crisis. Reviews issues management: monitoring, analysis, strategy determination, and implementation. 4 cr.

    Prereq: COM CM 301.Grad Prereq: COM CM 701.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
  • MET MG 410 Entrepreneurial Management: Starting, Innovating, and Managing Small-, Medium-, and Large-Sized Ventures

    Covers the four key elements of successful entrepreneurial management: choosing a business, organizing, financing, and marketing. Includes preparing a business plan, becoming an entrepreneur, raising venture capital, selling, negotiating, and building an effective organization. Topics given special consideration are the practice of innovation, the art of leadership, and how to relate talents to succeeding in innovative venture and technology management. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Bonyhay MET B02B
  • MET MG 431 International Marketing

    Organization of the marketing function in international business. How government policies and practices affect marketing. Comparative marketing strategies for doing business abroad. Examination of case studies. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Goncalves CAS 428
  • MET MG 472 Financial Concepts

    Emphasizes issues of accounting, finance, and economics that are important in most management contexts. Introduction to tools of financial analysis and the problems of financial management including cash, profitability, and capital budgeting. Various sources of corporate funds are considered, including short-, intermediate-, and long-term arrangements. Stresses understanding financial statements, planning and control, cost and benefit evaluation, cash flow analysis, and capital budgeting. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, R 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Noorian CAS 428
  • MET MG 530 Business Strategy

    Policy problems of business organizations. Integrates the areas of marketing, finance, accounting, economics, and personnel into a managerial concept of business decision making. 4 cr.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, R 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Costin CAS B06A
  • QST FE 469 Real Estate Finance

    Prereq: (QST FE 323). Provides an introduction to and an understanding of real estate finance. Draws together and considers major functional areas including: structuring, ownership, finance, taxation, property valuation, and analysis. The course provides a framework for decision making in the real estate investment and finance fields. The course is specifically designed to offer students interested in real estate careers a foundation upon which to build. 4 cr.

    Prereq: QST FE323

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, R 2:00 PM-5:30 PM Munsell HAR 240
  • QST IS 479 Innovating with Information Technology

    Prereq: (QST IS 223 or QST IS 323). Junior standing. Surveys the organizational implementation, uses, and impacts of advanced information technology including decision support systems, management support systems, and expert systems. Includes a group project to design and develop a decision support system. 4 cr.

    Prereq: QST IS223

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 1:00 PM-4:30 PM Allen HAR 240
  • QST LA 245 Introduction to Law

    Prereq: (QST SM 131) or sophomore standing. Sophomore requirement. Provides a broad overview of the American judicial system and fundamental legal issues. Examines dispute resolution, torts, contracts, criminal law, business organizations, employment law, intellectual property, and international law. The goal is to understand not only the basic rules of law but also the underlying social policies and ethical dilemmas. 4 cr.

    Prereq: Sophomore standing.

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, R 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Howell HAR 211
    SA2 Independent M, W 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Chang HAR 326
  • QST LA 360 Real Estate Law

    Prereq: (QST LA 245). Real estate can generate spectacular wealth and contribute to unprecedented financial losses. Real estate is an essential component of every business that requires a physical location to operate. Real estate is where we sleep, where we attend school, where we work, where we play, where we go when we are sick - it quite literally is beneath everything we do. Every real estate transaction begins and ends with legal principles. Mastering the basics of property law puts one in a superior position. Knowledge of real estate law is imperative for those who plan to invest in or manage property on a larger scale. This course provides an overview of real estate law for tenants, present and future property owners, developers, investors, and public policy advocates. Students examine the nature of real property and property ownership, residential and commercial real estate transactions, and selected issues of real estate development. 4 cr.

    Prereq: QST LA245

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, R 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Powers HAR 302
  • QST MK 468 Advanced Marketing Strategy

    Prereq: (QST MK 323). Provides the insights and skills necessary to formulate and implement sound marketing strategies and marketing plans. Includes lectures, case analysis, guest speakers, and a strategic marketing management simulation where students take the role of brand manager. The simulation allows students to make decisions and see results on key topics such as segmentation, positioning, managing a brand portfolio, integrated marketing communications, and marketing channels. Other key topics explored in the course include strategic planning, customer decision making, product life cycle, market response, competitive behavior, new product development, and product line management. 4 cr.

    Prereq: QST MK323

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 5:30 PM-9:00 PM Hibbard HAR 228
  • QST MK 469 Communications and Digital Media Strategies

    Prereq: (QST MK 323). Marketing communication strategy has moved beyond advertising to include interactive marketing, sales promotions, direct marketing, public relations, and more. This course focuses on developing a marketing communication strategy that integrates these tools for more efficient and effective communication. Topics include the establishment of objectives based on a situation analysis, developing subsequent messages, creative and media strategies, effectiveness testing, and client/agency relationships. 4 cr.

    Prereq: QST MK323

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent T, R 8:30 AM-12:00 PM Utter HAR 240
  • QST SI 422 Strategy, Innovation, and Global Competition

    Prereq: (QST FE 323, QST MK 323, QST OM 323). Provides students with a powerful set of tools which prepares them to analyze, formulate, and implement business firm strategy with the aim of attaining sustainable competitive advantage. Adopts the perspective of the general manager, challenging student knowledge in each functional area in the effort to create integrative strategies that serve the needs of shareholders, as well as other stakeholders inside and outside the company. The course includes conceptual readings, which elucidate the fundamental concepts and frameworks of strategic management, as well as case analyses, which enable students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations and managerial decisions. The course culminates with a final project, which requires student teams to perform a complete strategic analysis on a public company, considering its industry environment and dynamics, its strategic positioning and internal resources, and proposing a course of action for the firm to respond to its strategic challenges. 4 cr.

    Prereq: QST FE323, MK323, OM323, and QM323

    Section Type Days Times Instructor Location
    SA1 Independent M, W 9:00 AM-12:30 PM Cosway HAR 312
    SA2 Independent M, W 1:00 PM-4:30 PM Kang HAR 324

Summer 2: The Internship Phase

For the second six weeks of the program, you'll be placed as an intern in a Boston-area organization or business that matches your interests and experience. You should expect to work five days a week for a minimum of 35 hours. Most internships are unpaid.

Business & Management Internship Opportunities

Internship placement sites in past years have included local and regional businesses and start-up enterprise, in areas such as finance and accounting, marketing and business development, and human resources.

Internship Placement

  • Internship placement for 35 hours a week
  • Internship matches are based on your interests, abilities, and experience
  • All internship sites are accessible by public transportation
  • Visit our Placement Process page for additional information

Summer Study Internship Course

The Summer Study Internship Program's 2-credit Internship Course meets on Friday mornings throughout Summer 1 and two evenings in Summer 2. The course explores links between your academic track and your on-site professional experience, and provides support and guidance as you prepare for your placement.

Meet a Business & Management Student

Student: Fatima Ismail

Courses: Introduction to Business; Introduction to Marketing

Internship Site: IMEX Cargo

On the Job: I was lucky to have multiple projects which allowed me to integrate computer programming into a real work environment. One project allowed the front office to input customer data and transactions into Excel without duplication. Another focused on Search Engine Optimization to track sources of website traffic and allow major search engines to effectively crawl the links in the website with limited errors through the use of site maps and Webmaster Tools. It was exciting to write meaningful programs.

Perspectives: The program is a great opportunity to study at a prestigious school while gaining work experience. My internship provided me with professional knowledge and a new perspective on everyday business practices. It was refreshing to see how academic habits can translate into professional work.