KOGOD School of Business Courses

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Specialized Human Rights Courses

Classes that directly addresses human rights and issues of inequities
No specialized courses at this time.

Related Human Rights Courses

Classes that incorporate human rights or social inequities into their subject matter, but are not based around a human rights framework.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

KSB 596: Peace through Commerce Practicum – This course is built upon three activities.  First is experiential learning where students work in teams to assist entrepreneurs in conflict regions to develop their business plans.  The second is a seminar consisting largely of guest speakers with on-the-ground experience who share their experiences and engage students in open dialogue.  Third is an independent study of select readings built around each student’s choice of a specific topic within the spectrum of “peace through commerce” issues.  These choices form the basis of a final paper which links the experiential, vicarious and academic learning.

MARKETING

MKT 496 Marketing for Social Change – This course develops the knowledge, skills, and perspectives to apply fundamental marketing concepts (e.g. customer orientation, segmentation, and positioning) to create beneficial changes in society. It is designed for students whose career goals involve working in or with organizations who desire to promote social change, or who are interested in understanding the role and application of marketing beyond commercial gain.

MANAGEMENT

MGMT 201: Global Corporate Citizenship – This course prepares students to be managers and leaders of businesses that practice good citizenship in the global economy. Understanding the complexity of the business environment requires an understanding of business as a citizen. Certainly a good business citizen obeys the law, but is that sufficient? Good business citizenship also requires participation in the social order and accepting and perpetuating common values.

MGMT 360: Nonprofit and Social Entrepreneurship – This course provides an in-depth exposure to starting a new nonprofit as well as creating new ventures within an existing nonprofit organization. Nonprofit and social entrepreneurs can be a dynamic change agent for society. The course focuses on entrepreneurship thinking and the process for successful new ventures within a nonprofit context. In addition, entrepreneurship's actual and potential contribution to changing lives, improving the environment in which we live, and its contribution to overall national, regional, and local economic and social development are also included.

MGMT 361: Global Entrepreneurship and Micro Enterprises – This course explores the complex considerations in developing, starting, and growing an entrepreneurship enterprise in multiple contexts and cultures. Entrepreneurship is a driving and dynamic force in developed, developing, and less developed counties around the world. The utilization of alternative entrepreneurship and micro ventures strategies are also explored.

MGMT 396: Business Strategies and Environmental Sustainability – This course helps students understand the complex relationship between business and the natural environment including strategic, legal, regulatory, and ethical considerations. The natural environment is an important part of the overall business environment and serves as both a threat and opportunity to businesses.  Businesses have a significant impact on the natural environment, and all businesses rely on the natural environment for key resources. Stakeholders are increasingly demanding that businesses minimize their impact on the natural environment while businesses are developing new business models and creating competitive advantage based upon environmental sustainability.

MGMT 615:  Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues in Business – This course prepares students to be responsible leaders and managers in the global economy. Responsible leadership and management in the complex global economy requires an understanding of the business organization as a citizen, with inherent rights and responsibilities. Good business citizenship requires profit-making, adherence to legitimate laws, participation in the social order, acceptance of and support for common values, and the ability to respond to critics and activists.

MGMT 617: Sustainable Systems – This course provides a general understanding of systems thinking and how it can be applied to the concept of sustainability (including environmental, social, and economic sustainability). By integrating perspectives from science policy and business, this course stresses the interconnectedness of ecologies, societies, and economies, as well as the challenges of fostering sustainability in all of these domains.

MGMT 635: Ethics, Social Responsibility, and Governance – This course focuses on understanding and articulating standards of good behavior and on developing policies and procedures to assure that standards are met. Effective organizational leadership requires an understanding of ethics, social responsibility, and governance.

MGMT 668: Global Entrepreneurship and Micro Ventures – Entrepreneurship is a driving and dynamic force in developed, developing, and less developed counties around the world. This course explores the complex considerations in developing, starting, and growing an entrepreneurship enterprise in multiple contexts and cultures. The utililization of alternative entrepreneurship and micro ventures strategies are also explored.

MGMT 670: Nonprofit and Social Entrepreneurship and Strategy – Entrepreneurship is a critical component in nonprofit organizations. Nonprofit and social entrepreneurs can be a dynamic change agent for society and this course provides an in-depth exposure to starting a new nonprofit as well as creating new ventures within an existing nonprofit organization. The course focuses on entrepreneurship thinking and the process for successful new ventures within a nonprofit context. In addition, entrepreneurships' actual and potential contribution to changing lives, improving the environment in which we live, and its contribution to overall national, regional, and local economic and social development are also included.

MGMT 685: Business Strategies and Environmental Sustainability – The natural environment is an important part of the overall business environment and serves as both a threat and opportunity to businesses. Businesses have a significant impact on the natural environment and all businesses rely on the natural environment for key resources. Stakeholders are increasingly demanding that businesses minimize their impact on the natural environment while businesses are developing new business models and creating competitive advantage based upon environmental sustainability. This course helps students understand the complex relationship between business and the natural environment including strategic, legal, regulatory, and ethical considerations.

MGMT 717: Sustainable Strategy and Management – Sustainability is increasingly becoming a significant issue for business. Stakeholders are demanding that businesses minimize their negative impacts on natural and social systems and instead strive to create economically, socially, and environmentally sustainable organizations. Sustainability considerations create challenges and opportunities for businesses. This course helps students understand the complex relationship between business, societies, governments, and the natural environment, with a focus on strategic considerations for business organizations.