Spring Term Course Offerings
Team Development & Leadership: MGMT 498 - 003, CRN: 36031 -Thursday, 6:00-9:50 -Credit Hours: 4 -Must be Junior or Senior -The delayering of organizational hierarchies, wide-spread adoption of matrix structures, and intensity of global competitive pressures has heightened the importance of interpersonal relationships and teamwork in modern organizations. More than ever, work is accomplished by individuals who are networked together within and across traditional boundaries. This course examines the team structures, member characteristics, and interpersonal processes that influence the effectiveness of teams, and the dynamics of interpersonal relationships within and across team boundaries. In addition, this course examines the forms and functions of team leadership to provide you with a set of general principles to help you lead in a range of situations.
ST: Real Estate Finance: FIN 498 - 001, CRN: 35174 -Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00-9:50AM -Prerequisites: FIN 301, C or better -Credit Hours: 4 -Description: This course covers techniques of investment analysis for different types of business firms. It includes financial risk analysis, stock valuation measures, and other topics of particular interest to finance students. Discussion and evaluation of commercial real estate properties including discounted cash flow approach, accounting statement modeling, cash flow forecasting, lease price determinants, initial and exit cap rate determination and ultimately valuing actual real estate properties. -Will count as elective an for Finance major requirements
ST: Financial Planning and Analysis: FIN 498 - 002, CRN: 35391 -Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:00-9:50AM -Prerequisites: FIN 301, C or better -Credit Hours: 4 -The role of the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Group within the Corporate Controller Group/Corporate Finance Department is to provide accurate, timely, high quality financial analysis and advice to decision-makers at the firm. FP&A is responsible for developing and linking the strategy of the firm and its major business units to its long range and annual operating and capital budgets. The basic elements of FP&A are forecasting and guidance, budgeting, reporting, and financial analysis & profit planning. It could also include other areas such as resource allocation and operations support. -Will count as elective an for Finance major requirements
ST: Introduction to Business Analytics: BUSN 481 - 001, CRN: 35636 -Tuesday and Thursday, 4:00-5:50PM -Credit Hours: 4 -Appropriate for freshman, sophomores who are thinking about majoring in Business Analytics or upper-class student who would like an introduction in Business Analytics The course provides an introduction to all areas of business analytics. Using cases and current examples, the students will be given an overview of descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics techniques, and their potential impact on business performance. The course will be hands-on and will draw on current business examples. -Can count as a Business Elective or can be substituted for MIS 343
Leadership: Theory and Practice: ORGB 320: 001, CRN 34001 -Tuesday & Thursday, 4:00-5:50PM -Prerequisite: ORGB 300, C or better -Credit Hours: 4 -Description: ORGB 320 prepares students for leadership roles in the community and in their future professions. The course provides students with knowledge of leadership, so they can develop the skills necessary to be effective leaders in a variety of settings. Students will develop an understanding of the components that make leaders successful and gain both theoretical and practical knowledge of leadership. Theoretical knowledge will come from course readings, lectures, and discussion, while practical knowledge will come from case analyses. The theoretical and practical knowledge gained will allow students to enhance their self-awareness, refine their leadership skills, and apply these skills to improve their effectiveness as leaders.
Negotiations and Conflict Resolution: ORGB 420: 002, CRN 33332 -Thursday, 8:00-11:50AM -Must be Pre-Junior, Junior, or Senior -Credit Hours: 4 -Description: Negotiation is the art and science of securing agreements and resolving disputes between two or more interdependent parties. As future leaders, students not only need analytical skills to discover optimal solutions to problems (the science), but also good negotiation skills to get these solutions accepted and implemented (the art). The objective is for students to explore their talents, skills, shortcomings, and strengths as negotiators in a safe setting, as well as to learn about themselves and how they respond in specific situations. Course topics are formatted such that cumulative knowledge can be applied and practiced. The skill set developed in this course will serve students well in their professional lives.
ST: Logistics for Airlines: BUSN 481- 002, CRN: 35716 -Monday, 6:00-9:50PM -Prerequisites: OPR 320 and at least one of the following: OPM 315/321/325/341 -Credit Hours: 4 Students from LeBow and the College of Engineering will work together to design process improvements for an airline at the Philadelphia Airport. The team will act as consultants to analyze the data and process flows at the airport, build models, conduct data-driven analysis, make recommendations, and fine-tune their results. Faculty from LeBow and CoE will advise and support the students, while airline personnel will provide information and feedback to the students throughout the term. This is a great opportunity to gain real-world operations experience and industry expertise, while making a difference for everyone flying through our international airport!-Will count as a Business Elective or as an operation elective under Business & Engineering major
For Profit Consulting: MGMT 370- 001, CRN: 34980 -Wednesdays, 6:00-9:50PM -Open to Juniors and Seniors -Credit Hours: 4
- Approved as a Business Elective, fulfills former BUSN 451 Requirement
- In a partnership with the LeBow College of Business and the School of Hospitality, students will provide consulting advice to clients from the food and beverage industry. Student teams, with the support of Hospitality Professor Michael Traud and LeBow Professor David Kurz, will focus their energy on helping clients achieve new insights to business challenges. Projects will integrate various business and hospitality issues; students will define and offer advice on relevant issues, conduct research, and analyze data central to the organizations. Students will present plans and recommendations to help resolve clients’ business challenges. This course can be used as a business elective requirement and is open to juniors and seniors.
MGMT 370 is designed to allow students to work directly with industry leaders - managers and executives, applying their business knowledge to the client’s current business challenges. Class time is used primarily for project work; however, there will also be lectures given by the instructor and case studies covering selected topics of interest.
Nonprofit Business Consulting: MGMT 371- 001, CRN: 34981 -Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00-11:50AM -4 credits -Open to Pre-juniors, Juniors, Seniors -Approved as a Business Elective, fulfills former BUSN 451 Requirement -Business Consulting for Nonprofits allows students to engage with local and national organizations, providing business guidance and support. The objective of the course is to allow students to perform as consultants, refine their business skills, and utilize their acquired knowledge from classroom and cooperative education experiences for a hands-on project in a real world setting. In addition to faculty guidance, this course is designed for students to learn from project work and client interaction.
MGMT 371 is designed to allow students to work directly with founders and directors of nonprofit organizations, applying their business knowledge to the client’s current business challenges. Class time is used primarily for project work; however, there will also be lectures given by the instructor and case studies covering selected topics of interest in nonprofit administration.
Startup Consulting: MGMT 372- 001, CRN: 34982 -Monday & Wednesday, 12:00-2:00PM -4 credits -Pre-requisite: MGMT 260
- Startup Consulting provides students with real-world experiences in entrepreneurship. The objective of the course is to allow students to perform as consultants to new companies and entrepreneurs, refine their business skills, and utilize their acquired knowledge from the classroom and cooperative education experiences (if applicable) for a hands-on project in a real world setting. In addition to faculty guidance, this course is designed for students to learn from project work and client interaction.
MGMT 372 is designed to allow students to work directly with founders and managers of startup companies, applying their business knowledge to the client’s current business challenges. Class time is used primarily for project work; however, there will also be lectures given by the instructor and the start-up companies covering selected topics of interest in entrepreneurship.
Business of Nonprofits: BUSN 498- 002, CRN: 35388 -Tuesday & Thursday, 10:00-11:00AM -4 credits -Did you know that there are nearly 8,000 nonprofit organizations in Philadelphia alone? Nonprofit organizations represent a significant economic force in countless communities. Philadelphia is no exception. For some, working in nonprofits becomes a career choice. For others, nonprofits represent the opportunity to give back or align themselves, and their business, in a strategic way. In the end, successful business people are highly likely to become involved in the nonprofit community at some point in their career. The Business of Nonprofits is an experiential course designed to expose you to the foundations of this multi-billion dollar industry and begin to consider how you fit in.
General Education Electives or Free Electives SMT 390: Sports Analytics: 001, CRN: 35278 -Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:40PM -Prerequisites: STAT 201, C or better -Credit Hours: 3 -Theory,development, and application of analytics in sport. The application of analytics insport for purposes of evaluating player performance, managerial decisions, pricing, and other areas in sport industry operations. -Can we used as a Free elective
ST: HRM 465: Literary Tourism: 002, CRN: 35263 -Monday and Wednesday, 12:30-1:50PM -Credit Hours: 3 -This course will explore the intersection of literature and tourism, especially the two key basic kinds of literary tourism. The first genre is tourism in relation to the author’s themselves, their birthplace, home, places were they wrote and gravesite, as well places that inspired them. The second genre is tourism related to their storylines, especially “real-life” place settings and paths traveled by their characters. The course will look at seminal British and Irish historical and contemporary contributions to this genre and they places they lived and wrote about, such as William Wordsworth’s Lake District and Shakespeare’s London, take a look at the life of Miguel Cervantes and the Iberian landscape related to Don Quixote (which is considered the first modern novel), then move onto key North American authors that have been the inspiration for tourism such as Lucy Maud Montgomery (the author Anne of Green Gables), Henry David Thoreau (Walden Pond), Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Pearl S. Buck and others. It will include required field trips to Edgar Allen Poe’s Philadelphia home and the Rosenbach Museum and Library (downtown Philadelphia) and optional trips to the former home and museum of Pearl S. Buck in Bucks County, PA and/or a literary walking tour of Greenwich Village.
ST: CULA 465: Philadelphia Food Ways: 001, CRN 35267 -Tuesday, 5:30-8:20PM -Credit Hours: 3 -Since colonial times Philadelphia has been a leading center of culinary innovation, especially in the development of a specifically American style of cookery. During the 19th century there were many talented individuals who led the way in creating an exciting food scene that set the pace for the rest of America. This course will survey the culinary styles of 19th century leaders like Elizabeth Goodfellow (confectioner), James Parkinson (restaurateur and food editor), Nunzio Finelli (chef), and how the cuisine of Philadelphia evolved from white-gloved elegance of the 1890s to a more populist type of cookery after World War I. Classes will begin with a lecture covering historical themes, and then we will break out into teams to prepare recipe assignments for a meal at the end of the class. *No prior culinary experience is required. A very simple kitchen uniform will be required for this course.
JUDA 202: Jewish Life & Culture in Middle Ages: 001, CRN 34492 -Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00-2:50PM -Credit Hours: 3 -What was life really like in the Middle Ages? Take a look through the lens of Jewish experience in this course. While looking at the history of the Jewish people in medieval times, we will also cover the development of Christianity and Islam, the Talmud, Jewish mysticism and more.
HIST 253: Jewish Life & Culture in Middle Ages: 001, CRN 34491 -Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00-2:50PM -Credit Hours: 3 -What was life really like in the Middle Ages? Take a look through the lens of Jewish experience in this course. While looking at the history of the Jewish people in medieval times, we will also cover the development of Christianity and Islam, the Talmud, Jewish mysticism and more.
JUDA 214: Language & Cultural Diversity in the USA: 001, CRN 34494 -Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-10:50AM -Credit Hours: 3 -Diversity in language is the topic of this course, as we look at the different ways people communicate based on gender, ethnicity, location and other factors. A special focus will be on American Jews and the rich Yiddish literature, press, theater and film of the past and present.
ANTH 212: Language & Cultural Diversity in the USA: 004, CRN 34493 -Tuesday & Thursday, 9:30-10:50AM -Credit Hours: 3 -Diversity in language is the topic of this course, as we look at the different ways people communicate based on gender, ethnicity, location and other factors. A special focus will be on American Jews and the rich Yiddish literature, press, theater and film of the past and present.
HSAD: Risk Management in Healthcare Org.: 001, CRN 34517 -Wednesday -Credit Hours: 3 -This course is an introduction to risk management in health care. It describes the roles of a risk manager and the risks associated with various health care settings. Regulatory, contractual and medical malpractice exposures are discussed and techniques for controlling and preventing loss are evaluated. Students prepare a risk management plan for a healthcare organization.