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General Business Courses

BUSN 101: Foundations of Business I

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Introduces the fundamental structures and functions of business organizations and the opportunities for career advancement within such organizations. Develops relevant business skills for professional success, emphasizing teams, communication, and real-world examples.


BUSN 102: Foundations of Business II

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Exposes students to the external environments (local, national, and international) within which business organizations operate. Continues to build on important managerial and communication issues.


BUSN 105: Applied Business Analysis

Credits: 3.0
Level: UG

This course is an introductory course in using spreadsheets as a tool to solve business problems. Through a series of hands-on exercises, the student will create, edit, and format worksheets while addressing problems in each of the functional areas including: marketing, accounting, finance, sports management. Topics include: creating, saving, retrieving, formatting, editing, printing, creating formulas, using functions, naming cells and ranges, creating tables, creating charts, defining range names, validating data, sorting and filtering data, maintaining file organization, and using templates. Each week, students will apply their knowledge of spreadsheets to explore business frameworks and approaches which will aid them in their co-opâ??s and higher-level coursework.


BUSN 111: Foundations for Business

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

Provides an integrated foundation for future business courses. Orients transfer and evening students to the main disciplines and functions of business, in both the internal and external environments; enables hands-on analysis of information and decision-making in a competitive arena; and provides an opportunity to develop teamwork and to enhance communication, presentation, and other management skills. This course cannot be used as part of your degree requirements if you were enrolled in the BUSN 101 Foundations of Business I and BUSN 102 Foundations of Business II sequence.


BUSN 211: Peer Mentoring & Leadership Practicum

Credits: 2.0
Level: UG

This course is designed to highlight and develop mentoring and leadership skills required to guide and assist incoming freshmen in their transition to college. Students will develop critical thinking as it relates to leadership and the integration of those skills. The course is experiential in nature as students will immediately look to apply knowledge gained within the course.


BUSN 350: Thinking (A)Broad - An Intensive Course Abroad in Business

Credits: 4.0
Level: UG

This course will provide students with a one-week global experience as an intensive course abroad (ICA). It will be combined with a pre-term or post-term program instruction during the term offered. Course themes will vary depending upon the location and topic of focus, as well as with any partnering institutions, universities or companies. Faculty approval is required and students must apply through the Drexel Education Abroad website. There will be a program fee for the travel portion of the course. This course can be taken as an Honors option with departmental approval. Examples include Global Projects and Teams in Germany, Global Sustainable Leadership in the UK, and Global Project Leadership in The Netherlands.


BUSN 430: Mentoring & Leadership Development Practicum

Credits: 2.0
Level: UG

The role of the Peer Mentor is one of a role-model, tutor and trusted colleague. This course is designed to teach mentoring skills required by Teaching Assistants in BUSN 101 and for early career managers.


BUSN 431: Mentoring & Leadership Development Practicum

Credits: 2.0
Level: UG

The role of the peer mentor is one of a role model, tutor and trusted colleague. This course is designed to teach mentoring skills required by Teaching Assistants in BUSN 102 and for early career managers.


BUSN 501: Measuring and Maximizing Financial Performance

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course is an introduction to the concepts of financial accounting and financial management. The content of this course includes preparation and analysis of financial statements. Also covered are the time value of money, risk and return, and corporate financing choices.


BUSN 502: Essentials of Economics

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Topics in macroeconomics and microeconomics, including market equilibrium, monetary and fiscal policy, profit maximization, and market future.


BUSN 614: Foundations of Career & Professional Development

Credits: 0.0
Level: GR

This course provides foundational instruction in professional etiquette and career development. Students will learn through lecture, small group activities, and one-on-one meeting with their career advisor the tools to create a professional resume and cover letter, LinkedIn profile, and learn how to network effectively within their industry. Upon successful completion students will be able to commence their internship/job search with the correct tools and knowledge.


BUSN 615: Graduate Internship

Credits: 0.5-3.0
Level: GR

Graduate-level internships provide an opportunity for practical application of theories learned in the classroom. Students typically spend three months employed at a business that is linked to their academic interests. Full-time employment is up to 40 hours/week while part-time employment is up to 20 hours/week. Variable credits based on duration of internship.


BUSN 652: Healthcare Business Practice II

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This is a continuation in the business aspects of the delivery of health services and pharmaceutical/life sciences. This course is designed to develop more specialized knowledge and skill necessary for a successful business career in the healthcare, pharmeceutical, and life sciences industry.


BUSN 910: Applied Organizational & Consumer Behavior

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

The course provides an interdisciplinary and integrative understanding of various theoretical perspective on how to organize effectively. Theories, research and practice from the areas of strategic management, organizational behavior, human resource, management, MIS and marketing will be explored for ways to leverage both internal and external data to compete in the 21st century economy and build business strategy and translate that into organizational knowledge strategy.


BUSN 911: Opportunities in a Data Driven Economy

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

This course explores the growing role of data in Business. It examines the critical skills and capabilities an organization needs for success, including leadership, culture, methods and tools for becoming data driven, while also balancing human judgment. Lectures, readings, cases, and guest speakers consider the impact and challenges of gathering, storing, analyzing and providing access to data to facilitate effective decision making.


BUSN 912: Corporate Growth and Risk Strategies

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

This course will discuss competitive advantage aspects as they relate to organizational growth and risk management including in contexts related to intercompany relationships. Theories, research and practice from the areas of strategic management, organizational behavior, human resource, management, MIS and marketing will be explored to learn theories frameworks on corporate development and growth and risk management studies associated with such development and growth.


BUSN 913: Driving Innovation and Design

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

This course explores the latest thinking on competitive strategies for innovation, innovation culture, product design & design thinking, creative insights and stimulating creativity behavior and such measurements using an interdisciplinary approach.


BUSN 914: Navigating the Changing Business Environment

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

This course provides the foundation to apply current economic, consumer behavior and HR capital trends guided by scholarly based findings and analysis to apply to business issues in the new digital and global economy.


BUSN 921: Applied Behavioral Research

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

This course introduces behavioral research thinking. The course will provide an overview of applied behavioral research methodologies, including experimental, quasi-experimental, and survey research techniques. Students will learn the advantages of each methodology and when to apply it. Students will also be introduced to measurement theory, validity, reliability, and how to conduct research ethically. There will be detailed discussions on the data and how it was collected as well as hands-on demonstrations of the statistical methodologies that were applied. Students will learn what the statistical assumptions are, what the parameters mean, and how to practically interpret the results.


BUSN 923: Qualitative Inquiry Methods

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

This course introduces students to approaches in social science and humanistic research known as qualitative inquiry. These approaches include ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenology, case study, and narrative research, and employ methods of interviewing, discourse/content analysis, and participation observation. Students will explicate studies that employ these approaches; discuss assumptions of qualitative inquiry; discuss standards of sampling, ethics, and validity, and design a qualitative research proposal.


BUSN 924: Analyzing Quantitative Data

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

In this course, students will learn to test hypotheses and assess theory in business and behavioral contexts as those relate to analyzing survey data, archival data, and experimental data. Through hands-on exercises that revisit and reconstruct published research, students will learn commonly used statistical methods that test hypotheses and learn how to interpret the results, as well as look for problems as revealed through the statistical testing that might lend support to alternative models. Methods discuss include linear regression, dimension reduction, analysis of variance and GLM, and logistic regression models.


BUSN 925: Survey Research

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

This course will introduce students to the art and craft of survey research. Students will become familiar with the theoretical underpinnings of survey research and at the same time get hands-on experience designing, deploying, and analyzing surveys. The course will cover all aspects of conducting survey research: selecting a sample, formulating individual questions, measurement scales, designing a questionnaire, and analyzing the collected data.


BUSN 941: Dissertation Research, Applied Methodology Workshop

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

This applied methodology workshop focuses candidates on development of well-defined research questions, appropriate methodology approaches, outline of the Hypotheses, and elucidation about the Importance of the research topics.


BUSN 942: Dissertation Research, Data Collection Strategy

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

This applied dissertation research course focuses candidates on the development of well-defined data collection strategy. This may include, but is not limited to, analyzing archival data, designing the survey to be used, or determining how to use existing organizational changes in a quasi-experimental design to assess phenomena. This will include IRB permission as necessary.


BUSN 943: Dissertation Research, Literature Review and Proposal Defense

Credits: 4.0
Level: GR

This applied dissertation research course focuses candidates on the development of the literature review section that will be included in the dissertation. The literature review should present the theoretical background of the dissertation and support the propositions and hypotheses.


BUSN 944: Dissertation Research, Data Collection Process

Credits: 5.0
Level: GR

This applied dissertation research course focuses candidates on the development of the data collection process for the dissertation. The data can be collected through surveys, quasi-experimental designs, panel data, or any other source approved by the dissertation chair and committee.


BUSN 945: Dissertation Research, Data Analysis

Credits: 5.0
Level: GR

This applied dissertation research course focuses candidates on completing the data analysis for the dissertation. It is expected that the student will consult with the Dissertation Chair and professors on the appropriate analyses methods that should be applied.


BUSN 946: Dissertation Research, Discussion and Contribution Chapter

Credits: 1.0
Level: GR

This applied dissertation research course focuses candidates on completing the Discussion and Contribution chapter of the dissertation.


BUSN 947: Dissertation Research, Final Defense

Credits: 1.0-9.0
Level: GR

This applied dissertation research course focuses candidates on completing the Dissertation and after consultation and approval by the Dissertation Chair to submit it for Final Defense before the Committee.


BUSN 996: Summer Research Activity for PHD Students

Credits: 0.5-9.0
Level: GR

During the Summer Quarters, PhD students in Business and Economics are expected to undertake research activity with a faculty mentor(s). This course is designated to record that activity during the summer quarter only. The research undertaken should advance the PhD studentâ??s research towards passing the candidacy exam requirements. This course is only open to PhD Students at LeBow including those in the School of Economics. The course is not open to PhD candidates or non-LeBow students.


BUSN 997: Research Activity for PhD Students in LeBow College of Business

Credits: 0.5-9.0
Level: GR

PhD students in Business and Economics may undertake research activity with a faculty mentor in lieu of a course. This course is designated to record that activity. The research undertaken should advance the PhD studentâ??s research towards passing the candidacy exam requirements. This course is not open to PhD candidates or non-LeBow students.


BUSN T380: Special Topics in BUSN

Credits: 0.0-12.0
Level: UG

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.


BUSN T480: Special Topics in BUSN

Credits: 0.5-12.0
Level: UG

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.


BUSN T680: Special Topics in BUSN

Credits: 0.5-12.0
Level: UG

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.


ENTP 205: Ready, Set, Fail

Credits: 3.0
Level: UG

Central to developing an entrepreneurial mindset is learning to appreciate risk and the potential for failure. This course will introduce students to forms and causes of failure, and will explore and analyze responses to failure. Students will capitalize on their own experiences with failure to build future success.


PROJ 401: Introduction to Project Management

Credits: 3.0
Level: UG

This course examines design, appraisal, planning, and implementation of a project. It provides in-depth analysis of approaches to managing projects in both public and private sectors.


PROJ 402: Essentials of Project Planning & Scheduling

Credits: 3.0
Level: UG

This course will prepare students to apply relevant concepts in project planning, scheduling and control. Project scheduling methods are covered including: bar (Gantt) charts, network diagrams, critical path method, three-point estimates, critical chain concepts, resource allocation, resource leveling, and earned value management.


PROJ 403: Essentials of Project Leadership and Teamwork

Credits: 3.0
Level: UG

This course will examine the organizational environment required for building and maintaining successful project teams. It prepares and provides guidance to project team members and managers to use human resources effectively through good management, wise leadership, and meaningful communications.


PROJ 501: Introduction to Project Management

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course will prepare students to manage scheduling, supply management, project team recruiting, resource allocation, time/cost tradeoffs, risk assessment, task coordination, team-building, progress monitoring, and post-project assessment through a comprehensive overview of project management. Case studies are used to illustrate the principles and tools of project management as a process.


PROJ 502: Project Planning & Scheduling

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course will prepare students to master concepts in project planning, scheduling and control. Project scheduling methods are covered including: critical path systems, critical chain scheduling, statistical analysis, Program Evaluation Review Technique, linear resource leveling, and legal ramifications on contracted projects.


PROJ 515: Project Estimation & Cost Management

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

This course will provide an overview of project financial and economic principles involved in product and system development. It is intended to familiarize project managers with methods in project accounting, budgeting, cost estimation, financial management, design optimization, and economics.


PROJ 520: Project Risk Assessment & Management

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Examines the risk factors throughout every phase of a project. Looks at the overall project planning process, explores the use of high-level risk assessment tools, and describes key ideas for project risk planning. Models for risk analysis, assessment, and classification are presented.


PROJ 530: Managing Multiple Projects

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Examines the complex and simultaneous management principles and techniques required to manage multiple projects. Emphasis is placed on a theory and practice of project management that is rigorous and disciplined, yet flexible.


PROJ 695: Capstone Project in Project Management

Credits: 3.0
Level: GR

Provides an opportunity for the student to successfully integrate knowledge and skills acquired during their masterâ??s program in project management. Students will evaluate the project management practices in an organization and create a report that identifies strengths and weaknesses in an organization and recommend strategies for improvement.


UNIV B101: The Drexel Experience

Credits: 1.0
Level: UG

This course introduces first year students to university life, his/her major, our community, and Co-op.


UNIV B201: Career Management

Credits: 1.0
Level: UG

This is a career capstone course for LeBow seniors. At the completion of this course, students will be able to clearly articulate relevant knowledge, skills, abilities and strategies for reaching professional goals, post-graduation.


PROJ I899: Independent Study in PROJ

Credits: 0.0-12.0
Level: UG

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.


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Kasimir Jenkins

Department Manager, Sport Business and General Business

(215) 895-2122

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