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Special Business Options

In addition to the individual business courses listed below, we offer five special Business Options during Columbia Summer that are made up of one or more courses in topics such as marketing, finance, management, and leadership. View our Business Options.

The courses on this page reflect Summer 2018 offerings.

 

 

 

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Developing and Implementing New Ideas: Entrepreneurship
BUSI PS5030D 3 points.

Interested in starting your own company? Do you have an idea for a new product or service? Have you come up with a way to improve something that already exists? This course tackles the central business concept of how one creates, builds and leads companies. It looks at aspects of entrepreneurship and leadership for both individuals and teams in the face of complex situations. Using the case study method as taught in business school, also known as "participant-centered learning," this course puts students in the role of an entrepreneur facing critical business decisions. A selection of guest speakers will offer firsthand experience on innovation and entrepreneurship.

Course
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Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5030 001/68441 M W 6:10p - 9:30p
644 SEELEY W. MUDD BUILDING
Grant Son 3 Limited Availability
Introduction to Finance
BUSI PS5001D 3 points.

Students will be introduced to the fundamental financial issues of the modern corporation. By the end of this course, students will understand the basic concepts of financial planning, managing growth; debt and equity sources of financing and valuation; capital budgeting methods; and risk analysis, cost of capital, and the process of securities issuance.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5001 001/82146 M W 6:10p - 9:30p
503 HAMILTON HALL
Perry Beaumont 3 Open
BUSI 5001 D02/81797 Th 8:10p - 10:00p
ONLINE ONLY
Mario Gonzalez-Corzo 3 Open
Introduction to Marketing & Marketing Management
BUSI PS5020D 3 points.

Students will learn fundamental marketing concepts and their application. By the end of this class you will know: the elements of a market, company strategy, how to identify customers and competition, the fundamental elements of the marketing mix (product, price, placement and promotion) how to research consumer behavior, and pricing strategies. Students will have extensive use of case study projects.Please note that tuition is the same for online and on-campus courses, there is an additional $85 course fee for online courses.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5020 001/63004 Tu Th 6:10p - 9:30p
603 HAMILTON HALL
Beth Hirschhorn 3 Open
BUSI 5020 D02/27191 Tu 8:10p - 10:00p
ONLINE ONLY
Lauri Harrison 3 Open
Managing Human Behavior in the Organization
BUSI PS5010D 3 points.

Students will gain an overview of major concepts of management and organization theory, concentrating on understanding human behavior in organizational contexts, with heavy emphasis on the application of concepts to solve managerial problems. By the end of this course students will have developed the skills to motivate employees, establish professional interpersonal relationships, take a leadership role, and conduct performance appraisal.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5010 001/28596 Tu Th 6:10p - 9:30p
516 HAMILTON HALL
Cynthia Thompson 3 Open
Corporate Finance
BUSI PS5003Q 3 points.

Students will learn the critical corporate finance concepts including financial statement analysis; performance metrics; valuation of stocks and bonds; project and firm valuation; cost of capital; capital investment strategies and sources of capital, and firm growth strategies. At the end of this course students will understand how to apply these concepts to current business problems.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5003 001/26996 M W 6:10p - 9:30p
517 HAMILTON HALL
John Van Ness 3 Open
BUSI 5003 D02/83447 M 8:10p - 10:00p
ONLINE ONLY
Gary Tsarsis 3 Open
Financial Accounting
BUSI PS5009Q 3 points.

Students will examine the generally accepted account principles (GAAP) underlying financial statements and their implementation in practice. The perspective and main focus of the course is from the users of the information contained in the statements, including investors, financial analysts, creditors and, management. By the end of this class students will be able to construct a cash flow statement, balance sheet and decipher a 10K report.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5009 001/28196 M W 6:10p - 9:30p
602 HAMILTON HALL
Marc Blatter 3 Open
BUSI 5009 D02/27546 Th 8:10p - 10:00p
ONLINE ONLY
Rebecca Shaffer 3 Open
Introduction to Finance
BUSI PS5001Q 3 points.

Students will be introduced to the fundamental financial issues of the modern corporation. By the end of this course, students will understand the basic concepts of financial planning, managing growth; debt and equity sources of financing and valuation; capital budgeting methods; and risk analysis, cost of capital, and the process of securities issuance.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5001 003/83046 M W 6:10p - 9:30p
603 HAMILTON HALL
Hany Guirguis 3 Open
Leading Alignment and Agility
BUSI PS5015Q 3 points.

This course explains how leaders build competitive advantage within their organizations by creating a clear purpose; then balance it with agile practices that leverage, challenge and evolve that purpose. It explores how leaders use neuroscience-based techniques to unlock performance and adaptability as the speed of change continues to accelerate.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5015 001/29029 M W 6:10p - 9:30p
503 HAMILTON HALL
Ric Oslin 3 Open
Managing Human Behavior in the Organization
BUSI PS5010Q 3 points.

Students will gain an overview of major concepts of management and organization theory, concentrating on understanding human behavior in organizational contexts, with heavy emphasis on the application of concepts to solve managerial problems. By the end of this course students will have developed the skills to motivate employees, establish professional interpersonal relationships, take a leadership role, and conduct performance appraisal.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5010 002/26529 Tu Th 6:10p - 9:30p
702 HAMILTON HALL
John Bockstoce 3 Limited Availability
Managing Information and Knowledge
BUSI PS5301Q 3 points.

  In this course students learn the principles of management as they relate to enterprise-wide information and knowledge services. Attention is given to the philosophy and history of information and knowledge services, specifically as this background affects students’ future performance as managers and leaders in the workplace. The focus is on management and leadership skills, knowledge sharing, and the role of knowledge strategy in strengthening the corporate knowledge culture.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5301 001/92066 Tu Th 6:10p - 9:30p
507 HAMILTON HALL
Milton Pesantez, Guy St. Clair 3 Open
Marketing Strategy
BUSI PS5025Q 3 points.

Students will develop analytical skills used to formulate and implement marketing driven strategies for an organization. Students will develop a deeper understanding of marketing strategies and how to implement tactics to achieve desired goals. Students will work on case study projects in both individual and a team based projects. By the end of this course you will be able to develop a marketing strategy based market assessments and company needs.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5025 001/60941 M W 6:10p - 9:30p
702 HAMILTON HALL
Sandy Becker 3 Open
BUSI 5025 D02/25505 W 8:10p - 10:00p
ONLINE ONLY
Andrew Blum 3 Open
Security Analysis
BUSI PS5040Q 3 points.

Students will learn about the valuation of publicly traded equity securities. By the end of the semester students will be able to perform fundamental analysis ("bottoms-up," firm-level, business and financial analysis), prepare pro forma financial statements, estimate free cash flows and apply valuation models.

Course
Number
Section/Call
Number
Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BUSI 5040 001/25941 Tu Th 6:10p - 9:30p
516 HAMILTON HALL
Perry Beaumont 3 Open

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