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QST MG 730: Ethical Leadership in the Global Economy
The purpose of this course is to explore ethical issues throughout our global economy in a pragmatic, responsible, and decisive manner in order to prepare you to resolve these issues when faced with them in your personal and professional lives. This course will bridge the gap between an individual's personal moral values and the challenges presented by corporate activity in a marketplace -- be it local or global. Our work in this course will raise your awareness of the interrelated legal, moral, and ethical challenges inherent in business. We will critically examine the ethical implications of business decisions and equip you with frameworks and strategies for managing your own and others' behavior. We will formulate a process to evaluate complex leadership decisions and enhance your own ability to effectively navigate multi-faceted decision-making scenarios.
QST MG 735: Integrated Risk Management
Managing risk at the enterprise level requires knowledge of the multifaceted nature of assessing and managing risk. To this end, this course brings together diverse perspectives and expertise from the realms of marketing, operations, the law, and finance. Students will learn how they identify, assess, and manage risk in their organizations both functionally as well as enterprise-wide.
QST SM 101: Introduction to Management
Online offering. 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.
QST SM 131: Business, Ethics, and the Creation of Value
Undergraduate Prerequisites: Required of all Questrom 1st-semester freshmen. Open to non-Questrom students who have completed a semester of FT work at BU.
Required of all Questrom 1st-semester freshmen. Open to non-Questrom students who have completed a semester of FT work at BU. *This course explores local and global ethical problems that managers face in markets for goods, services, labor, or capital. Through identification and discussion of the basic business disciplines, students uncover the interdependencies in the creation, delivery and capture of value. Students explore the complex analyses necessary to make ethical decisions vis-a-vis a multiplicity of stakeholders and in service of diverse personal and institutional goals. Effective Fall 2023, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Ethical Reasoning, Teamwork/Collaboration.
QST SM 132: Measuring Financial Value
Undergraduate Prerequisites: SM131 previous or concurrent. Open to non-Questrom students who have completed a semester of FT work at BU.
This course offers an overview of fundamental financial analyses, such as time value of money, interest rates, basic valuation of cash flow streams, and basic stock and bond valuation. The content is relevant to understand a broad class of problems and decisions for businesses or individuals. It offers applications across decision domains. The teaching materials include online problem solving and case writing. Students may not take SM132 and FE101 for credit.
QST SM 303: Cross-Functional Core
Cross-Functional Core is made up of FE323, MK323, OM323 and QM323 as well as a semester-long business plan project. The semester-long business plan project where students collect primary and secondary research explores the interactions and the cross functional integrations between marketing, operations, and finance, while leveraging business analytics. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Digital/Multimedia Expression, Research and Information Literacy, Teamwork/Collaboration, Creativity/Innovation.