Summer Sessions | Courses | Business

Course information is posted for 2021. Please check back at a later time for updated 2022 course offerings.

Business and Management

The offerings below are from 2021. Check back in early spring for Summer 2022 offerings.

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Summer 2021 Session Information

  • SESSION A courses are May 3–June 18, 2021
  • SESSION B courses are June 28–August 16, 2021
  • FULL TERM courses are May 3–August 16, 2021
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FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
BUSI3013WD01 3 points.

Enables students to become informed users of financial information by understanding the language of accounting and financial reporting. Focuses on the three major financial statements that companies prepare for use of management and external parties--the balance sheet, the income statement, and the statement of cash flows. Examines the underlying concepts that go into the preparation of these financial statements as well as specific accounting rules that apply when preparing financial statements. Also looks at approaches to analyze the financial strength and operations of an entity. Uses actual financial statements to understand how financial information is presented and to apply analysis techniques.

Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BUSI3013WD01 D01/12885 Summer B Subterm We 09:00 AM–12:10 PM
Mo 09:00 AM–12:10 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Amir Ziv
3 Registration Block
(w/ Self-Managed Wait List)
On-Line Only
INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE
BUSI5001KD02 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5001KD02 D02/10132 Full Trm Crs Tu 08:10 PM–10:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Stephen Hurley
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTRODUCTION TO FINANCE
BUSI5001KH01 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5001KH01 H01/10131 Summer B Subterm Tu 06:10 PM–08:30 PM
Th 06:10 PM–08:30 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Mario Gonzalez-Corzo
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
Hybrid
CORPORATE FINANCE
BUSI5003KD02 3 points.

Prerequisites: BUSI PS5001 Introduction to Finance/or Professor Approval is required 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5003KD02 D02/10134 Full Trm Crs Tu 08:10 PM–10:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Kevin Sweeney
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
CORPORATE FINANCE
BUSI5003KH01 3 points.

Prerequisites: BUSI PS5001 Introduction to Finance/or Professor Approval is required 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5003KH01 H01/10133 Summer B Subterm Tu 06:10 PM–08:30 PM
Th 06:10 PM–08:30 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
John Van Ness
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
Hybrid
FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING
BUSI5009KD02 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5009KD02 D02/10136 Full Trm Crs Th 08:10 PM–10:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Rebecca Shaffer
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
MANAGING HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE ORGANIZAT
BUSI5010KD02 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5010KD02 D02/10138 Full Trm Crs Th 08:10 PM–10:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
John Bockstoce
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
MANAGING HUMAN BEHAVIOR IN THE ORGANIZAT
BUSI5010KH01 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5010KH01 H01/10137 Summer B Subterm Mo 06:10 PM–08:30 PM
We 06:10 PM–08:30 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Young Mi Park
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
Hybrid
INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
BUSI5020KD02 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5020KD02 D02/10140 Full Trm Crs We 08:10 PM–10:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Lauri Harrison
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
INTRODUCTION TO MARKETING
BUSI5020KH01 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5020KH01 H01/10139 Summer A Subterm Tu 06:10 PM–08:30 PM
Th 06:10 PM–08:30 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Beth Hirschhorn
3 Closed for Online Registration Hybrid
MARKETING STRATEGY
BUSI5025KD01 3 points.

Prerequisites: BUSI PS5020 Introduction to Marketing/or Professor Approval is required 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5025KD01 D01/10141 Full Trm Crs We 08:10 PM–10:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Sandy Becker
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
DEVELOP/IMPLEMENTING NEW IDEAS
BUSI5030K501 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 Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BUSI5030K501 501/13049 Full Trm Crs
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Michael McGuire
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
DEVELOP/IMPLEMENTING NEW IDEAS
BUSI5030KD01 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 Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BUSI5030KD01 D01/10142 Full Trm Crs Mo 08:10 PM–10:00 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Michael McGuire
3 Closed for Online Registration On-Line Only
SECURITY ANALYSIS
BUSI5040KH01 3 points.

Prerequisites: BUSI PS5001 Intro to Finance and BUSI PS5003 Corporate Finance or Professor Approval required. If you have not taken PS5001 or PS5003 at Columbia University, please contact phb2120@columbia.edu for professor approval. 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 Session Times/Location
BUSI5040KH01 H01/10143 Summer B Subterm Tu 06:10 PM–08:30 PM
Th 06:10 PM–08:30 PM

Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Perry Beaumont
3 Open for Enrollment
(auto-fill waitlist)
Hybrid
Independent Study - 1.5 credit
BUSI8802BINT 2 points.
Course Number Section/Call Number Session Times/Location
BUSI8802BINT INT/14320 Full Trm Crs
Instructor Points Enrollment Method of Instruction
Phil Mendoza
2 Closed for Online Registration Hybrid