Business Systems and Analytics

Program Description

As the field of business moves deeper into the age of Big Data, analytics plays an increasingly important role in how companies make decision and improve productivity. Effectively aggregating, organizing, and understanding data can be the determining factor in the success or failure of an organization. Companies are seeking skilled employees who are comfortable with working with data and making informed and effective decisions in technology-rich environments.

Studying Business Systems and Analytics at La Salle University will prepare you for beginning your career in business analytics and data sciences. The demand for employers equipped with information systems and business analytics knowledge and skills is steadily on the rise making this an incredibly attractive sector for employment. In addition, Philadelphia is an active hiring market putting graduates of La Salle University in a prime location.

Why take this major?

  • In courses that mix data analytics skills with information systems (e.g., data mining, business intelligence, predictive modeling), students will learn to use data and technology effectively at the workplace.

  • Our faculty members are teachers, scholars, and mentors, armed with the experience and dedication to help students achieve their goals.

  • Our program capitalizes on the city of Philadelphia’s lively business scene (i.e., financial analytics, healthcare analytics, sports, etc.). Students venture into the business world to work side-by-side with professionals who are harvesting data, analyzing its importance, and using it to make informed decisions.

  • Business leaders are frequent guests in our classrooms, which allows them to share their real-world experience and insight with students.

  • Our graduates leave La Salle with the technical, analytical, and managerial skills to collect, manage, and analyze data.

  • An education in Business Systems and Analytics offers a wide range of industries to find a career in with strong emphasis in the Finance and Insurance, Professional Services, and IT sectors. Our students have numerous career options including:

    • Chief Information Officer
    • Chief Data Officer
    • Director of IT
    • Financial Analyst
    • Operations Analyst
    • Business Intelligence Architect
    • Data Mining Analyst
    • Biostatistician
    • Data Engineer
    • Financial Quantitative Analyst
    • Sports Analyst
    • Healthcare Analyst
    • Marketing Analyst

Student Learning Outcomes

Student learning goals and objectives for the Business Systems and Analytics Department are:

Data and Technology Skills

BSA Learning Goal 1: Use analytic methods and techniques to drive effective, data-driven solutions to business problems and decisions

BSA Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to perform data analysis using various analytic techniques and interpret results to solve business problems and make informed business decisions.

  • Courses in the Core Curriculum that serve as foundation: BUS 202, BUS 304
  • Courses in the Major that serve to build competency: BSA 302, BSA 400, BSA 420, BSA 480

BSA Learning Goal 2: Use information systems and technologies to drive effective, data-driven solutions to business problems and decisions.

BSA Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to use data management tools and technologies to improve organizational support of data-driven solutions to business problems and decisions.

  • Courses in the Core Curriculum that serve as foundation: BUS 205
  • Courses in the Major that serve to build competency: BSA 400, BSA 410, BSA 420, BSA 480

Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills

BSA Learning Goal 3: Solve business problems and make business decisions with information systems and analytics tools and technologies.

BSA Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to formulate problems and develop and apply data-driven solutions to business problems and decisions using information systems and analytics tools and technologies.

  • Courses in the Core Curriculum that serve as foundation: BUS 202, BUS 205, BUS 304
  • Courses in the Major that serve to build competency: BSA 302, BSA 400, BSA 410, BSA 420, BSA 480

Communication Skills

BSA Learning Goal 4: Effectively communicate the results of analytic solutions to business problems and decisions.

BSA Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to effectively convey, through oral and written communication, the results of analytic solutions to business problems and decisions.

  • Courses in the Core Curriculum that serve as foundation: BUS 202, BUS 205, BUS 304
  • Courses in the Major that serve to build competency: BSA 302, BSA 400, BSA 410, BSA 420, BSA 480

Program Contact Information

Madjid Tavana
Chair
Founders' Hall, room 635
tavana@lasalle.edu
(215) 951-1129

Degree Earned

B.S.B.A.

Number of Courses Required for Graduation

Major: 20

Total: 40

Number of Credits Required for Graduation

Major: 61

Total: 120

GPA Required for Graduation

Major: 2.0

Cumulative: 2.0

Progress Chart

Level One - Core Courses

12 courses and 2 modules required

Universal Required Courses (4 Courses)

Students must complete the following 4 courses.

ILO 8.1: Written Communication

ENG 110 - College Writing I: Persuasion

ILO 5.1: Information Literacy

ENG 210 - College Writing II: Research

ILO 1.1: Understanding Diverse Perspectives

FYS 130 - First-Year Academic Seminar **

NOTE. The following students use Level 2 Capstone Experience in Major instead of FYS 130: Honors, BUSCA, Core-to-Core, Transfer, and Non-Traditional/Evening.

ILO 2.1: Reflective Thinking and Valuing

REL 100 - Religion Matters

Elective Core Courses (4 Courses)

Students must complete 1 course in each of the following 4 ILOs.

ILO 3.1a: Scientific Reasoning

Choose course within ILO

ILO 3.1b: Quantitative Reasoning

MTH 114 – Applied Business Calculus

ILO 6.1: Technological Competency

CSC 155 – Introduction to Computer Applications for Business

ILO 8.1a/12.1: Oral Communication/ Collaborative Engagement

BUS 150 – Presentation and Collaboration Skills for Business

Distinct Discipline Core Courses (4 Courses)

Students must complete 1 course in each of the following 4 ILOs. Each course must be from a different discipline. (A "discipline" is represented by the 3- or 4-letter prefix attached to each course.)

ILO 4.1: Critical Analysis and Reasoning

ECN 150 – Introductory Macroeconomics: The U.S. in the Global Economy I

ILO 9.1: Creative and Artistic Expression

Choose course within ILO

ILO 10.1: Ethical Understanding and Reasoning

Choose course within ILO

ILO 11.1: Cultural and Global Awareness and Sensitivity

Choose course within ILO

Universal Required Modules (2 Courses)

Students must complete the following 2 non-credit modules.
The Modules are not required for Transfer Students, Core-to-Core Students, or BUSCA Students. BUSCA students are required to take modules if/when they pursue a bachelor’s degree.

ILO 7.1a

Health Literacy Module

ILO 7.1b

Financial Literacy Module

Major Requirements

Major requirements include 4 Level Two ILO requirements, fulfilled through the major.

Students in this major must complete 40 courses in total in order to graduate. 20 courses will be from this major program.

Level Two (4 Courses)

Students must complete 1 course/learning experience in each of the 4 commitments.

ILO 2.2: Broader Identity (Capstone Course/Experience)

Fulfilled within major

Choose one ILO from 3.2a, 3.2b, 4.2, 5.2, 6.2, 7.2a, or 7.2b: Expanded Literacies

Fulfilled within major

ILO 8.2b: Effective Expression (Writing-Intensive Course)

Fulfilled within major

Choose on ILO from 10.2, 11.2, or 12.2: Active Responsibility

Fulfilled within major

All Other Required Courses

Business Core

The Business Core, required of all majors in business, provides students with skills and knowledge across a wide array of business disciplines. Courses in the Business Core introduce students to all areas in which they can major and provide a foundation upon which upper-level major courses build.

Discipline Specific
  • BSA 302 – Applied Regression Modeling and Visualization
  • BSA 410 – Systems Analysis and Database Design
  • BSA 420 – Data Warehousing and Data Mining in Business
  • BSA 480 – Business Systems and Analytics Capstone
  • Choose one of the following: BSA 305, BSA 385, BSA 400, BSA 405, BSA 415

Free Electives

In addition to the requirements listed above, students must take enough courses to the fulfill graduation credit requirements for their School and major.

Minor Requirements

  • REQUIRED FOR MINOR IN BUSINESS SYSTEMS AND ANALYTICS

(FOR BUSINESS MAJORS): 6 COURSES

  • School of Business core courses: BUS 202, BUS 205, AND BUS 304

  • BSA 302

  • BSA 410

  • BSA 420

  • REQUIRED FOR MINOR IN BUSINESS SYSTEMS AND ANALYTICS

        (FOR NON-BUSINESS MAJORS): 6 COURSES        

  • BUS 100 OR BUS 101

  • BUS 202 (or equivalent)

  • BUS 205

  • BSA 302

  • BSA 410

  • BSA 420

Model rosters should be followed for course sequencing.

Course Descriptions

BSA 260, 360, 460 - Part-Time Internship in Business Systems and Analytics

Part-time, generally non-paid employment in a company or organizational setting to provide on-the-job training. Involves appropriate job-related learning assignments under faculty supervision. The position must be approved by the Department. Consult the Associate Director for Experiential Education in Career Services before registering or for further information. An internship counts as an elective and not as a course in the major. Grading for internships is on a letter grade, i.e., not pass/fail, basis. The number 360 is used if taken in junior year and 460 if taken in senior year. 

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: 2.5 minimum GPA and completion of BUS 205 and preferably an upper-level major course, or permission of the Assistant Dean

BSA 302 - Applied Regression Modeling and Visualization

This course is a data-driven, applied course focusing on the analysis of data using regression models and visualization techniques. It emphasizes applications to the analysis of business data and makes extensive use of computer statistical packages. Topics include simple and multiple linear regression, residual analysis and other regression diagnostics, model selection, classification (logistic regression), exploratory graphic techniques in modeling, and design principles for creating meaningful displays of data to facilitate decision making. All topics are illustrated on real-world data sets obtained from various disciplines to include accounting, finance, management, sales and marketing, operations, and risk management.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: BUS 202 or equivalent

BSA 305 - Sports Analytics

This course introduces students to the application of data science and analytics in sports. Students are familiarized with the descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytical tools and techniques for on-field performance and off-field business decisions.  Topics include but are not limited to player performance evaluation, training, selection, and acquisition; team formation, evaluation, and management; and in-game strategy. Students form interdisciplinary teams and work sports data on a group project in a sport of their choice.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: BUS 202 or equivalent

BSA 350 - Cooperative Education (Junior Standing)

This is a full-time, paid, approximately four-month assignment in a cooperating firm. Involves job-related learning under faculty supervision.The position must be approved by the Business Systems and Analytics Department. For registration information, students in the Business Scholars Co-op Program should consult with the Director of the program, and students who are not in the Business Scholars Program should consult with the Associate Director for Experiential Education in Career Services. A co-op counts as a free elective and not as a course in the major. Grading for co-ops is on a pass/fail basis (grading for internships is on a letter grade, i.e., not pass/fail, basis); the faculty member who is supervising the experience has the discretion as to whether to roster it as a co-op or internship. Students in the Business Scholars Co-op Program must take it pass/fail.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: 2.5 minimum GPA (higher for students in the Business Scholars Co-op Program) and completion of BUS 205 and preferably an upper-level major course

BSA 365, 465 - Full-Time Internship in Business Systems and Analytics

Full-time paid employment in a company or organizational setting to provide on-the-job training. Involves appropriate job-related learning assignments under faculty supervision.The position must be approved by the Department. Consult the Associate Director for Experiential Education in Career Services before registering or for further information. An internship counts as a free elective and not as a course in the major. Grading for internships is on a letter grade, i.e., not pass/fail, basis (grading for co-ops is on a pass/fail basis); the faculty member who is supervising the experience has the discretion as to whether to roster it as a co-op or internship. The number 365 is used if taken in junior year and 465 if taken in senior year.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisites: 2.5 minimum GPA and completion of BUS 205 and preferably an upper-level major course

BSA 385 - Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management

This course is about the manager’s responsibilities for decision making in the Information Age using Decision Support Systems (DSS) and Expert Systems (ES). DSS topics include: Data Management, Modeling and Model Management, User Interface, Executive and Organizational Systems, Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS), and DSS Building Process and Tools, including Spreadsheets, Natural Language Programming, and Influence Diagramming. ES topics include: Applied Artificial Intelligence, Knowledge Acquisition and Validation, Knowledge Representation, Inferencing, and ES Building Process and Tools. Students are required to apply DSS and ES software packages in a hands-on environment.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: BUS 205 or equivalent

BSA 400 - Business Applications Programming

This course explores a problem solving methodology that employs computer programming and scripting. Emphasis is placed on identifying the capabilities and limitations of statistical computing languages for big data. Students will learn skills and techniques to solve big data problems through a series of steps that involve identification of problems, design of the solution logic, formal representation of program specifications, and implementation of it using selected high level languages such as R, Python, and Hadoop. This is a hands-on course. Students will design and develop several computer programs throughout the term. 

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: BUS 205 or equivalent

This course is designed to introduce students to one of several areas of multi-discipinary emerging trends in Business Systems and Analytics. Students will learn the fundamental principles and concepts of a specific topic, its applicable technology, the design and implementation of the systems that support the area of study, and methods for measuring efficacy. Evolving technologies will be addressed as appropriate, and their relevance to business pursuits will be discussed and analyzed. Lectures and case studies will be used to give the student a solid understanding of the topic. A group project to develop and present an area initiative/concept will be the capstone of this course.  This course is offered under different titles and can be repeated for additional credit when taken as a different topic.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: Varies by topic

BSA 410 - Systems Analysis and Database Design

Complex business systems and organizations are examined, with the goal of discovering their structure and information flow. Tools such as the Entity-Relationship Diagram, Data Structure Diagram, Data Flow Diagram, Data Dictionary, and Process Specifications are used to develop Systems Specifications. The blueprint developed during the systems analysis phase will be used to design and develop efficient and effective databse applications. To demonstrate acquired skills, students design and develop a relational database application with a database management system and write SQL statements to extract information.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: BUS 205 or equivalent

BSA 415 - Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Systems Development

Intended as a project course in which students are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and implement information systems for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The course covers transactional processing, management reporting, and the need to transfer data among multiple application files, and application software integration programs. Development and implementation of multiple-application packages, such as integrated accounting programs and financial reporting systems are examined. Multiple applications in these packages include Order Processing, Invoicing, Accounts Receivable, inventory Control, Credit Monitoring and Reporting, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Payroll, General Ledger, and Financial Statements. 

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: BUS 205 or equivalent

BSA 420 - Data Warehousing and Data Mining in Business

This course introduces data warehousing and data mining concepts. Topics include data warehousing and mediation techniques aimed at integrating distributed, heterogeneous data sources; data mining techniques such as rule-based learning, decision trees, association rule mining, and statistical analysis for discovery of patterns in the integrated data; and evaluation and interpretation of the mined patterns using visualization techniques.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: Senior standing and BSA 302 (BSA 302 could be taken concurrently)

BSA 450 - Cooperative Education (Senior Standing)

This is a full-time, paid, four-to-eight month assignment in a cooperating firm. Involves job-related learning under faculty supervision. The position must be approved by the Business Systems and Analytics Department. For registration information, students in the Business Scholars Co-op Program should consult with the Director of the program, and students who are not in the Business Scholars Co-op Program should consult with the Associate Director for Experiential Education in Career Services. A co-op counts as a free elective and not as a course in the major. Grading for co-ops is on a pass/fail basis (grading for internships is on a letter grade, i.e., not pass/fail, basis); the faculty member who is supervising the experience has the discretion as to whether to roster it as a co-op or internship. Students in the Business Scholars Co-op Program must take it pass/fail.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisites: 2.5 minimum GPA (higher for students in the Business Scholars Co-op Program) and completion of BUS 205 and preferably an upper-level major course

BSA 480 - Business Systems and Analytics Capstone

This integrative capstone course is designed to examine the effects of technology and its rapidly changing nature on the corporate environment. Students will learn how to think strategically about business systems and analytics within the context of a functioning organization. Classroom lectures and discussions are supplemented by multi-disciplinary real-life projects to design innovative information systems and analytics solutions. This course serves as the culminating experience in the Business Systems and Analytics program.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: Senior standing and BSA 302 and 420 and 410 (BSA 410 could be taken concurrently)

Business Core Course Descriptions

BUS 100 - Business Perspectives

An integrative freshmen course that addresses business processes at an introductory level by examining key business areas through the preparation of a business plan. Students gain an appreciation for how each part of a business functions on its own and how business processes interact with each other. The course culminates in our signature Bankers Day event in which each team presents their final business plan to a panel of business executives for evaluation. The course emphasizes cross-disciplinary experiential learning, group dynamics, and personal interaction with faculty, business professionals and entrepreneurs in a small-class environment. Students are introduced to team-building, entrepreneurship, and business plans at the beginning of their academic program in order to build and develop their skills over the next three years. Students should take this course as early on as possible. Generally the course is not open to seniors.

Number of Credits: 4

When Offered: Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

BUS 101 - Introduction to Financial Accounting

The course introduces financial reporting by focusing on the fundamental principles of recording business transaction with emphasis on the presentation and interpretation of corporate financial information. Topics include an overview of financial reporting and the accounting cycle, as well as, accounting and reporting of operating, investing and financing activities of a business. Assignments employ both Excel and SAP.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face, Online

BUS 102 - Accounting for Financial and Managerial Decision-Making

An introduction to the fundamentals of managerial accounting with a special emphasis on using accounting information in decision making.  Topics covered include corporate capital stock structure, planning and control systems, cost management systems, pricing decisions, and capital expenditure decisions.  Assignments employ Excel.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: BUS 101, CSC 155 and MTH 114 (CSC 155 and/or MTH 114 can be taken concurrently)

BUS 200 - Business Professionalism and Career Preparation

The course will focus on critical professional development skills to enable students to connect their education to experiential learning opportunities and post-graduation goals. Students will become aware of industry trends relating to job opportunities, current job search techniques, personal branding strategies, the value of developing a well-connected network, and how to deliver flawless documents to targeted organizations. The course will combine the theories on professional development with real-life applications through assignments and participation in professional events to allow students to see themselves as a professional, rather than just a student. At the end of the course, students will understand the importance of demonstrating these professional skills throughout their collegiate experience (e.g. dressing professionally for presentations, developing quality resumes and cover letters, networking with alumni and guests, etc.)

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Restrictions: Sophomore standing

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

BUS 202 - Descriptive and Predictive Analytics

This course explains what happened and what will happen in business organizations using basic statistical methods relevant to descriptive and predictive analytics. The availability of massive amounts of data and technologies to process these data enables business organiza­tions to use analytical approaches to decision-making. Descriptive analytics is the use of data to find out what has happened in the past or is currently happening; statistical techniques include descriptive statistics and visualization. Predictive analytics is the use of data to find out what could happen in the future; statistical techniques include regression analysis. This course will cover these techniques, descriptive statistics, visualization, and regression analysis, with emphasis on problem-solving and decision-making. This course will also cover probability, probability distributions, and statistical infer­ence. Students will perform data analysis using statistical software packages.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: MTH 114; CSC course recommended as a pre-requisite but may be taken concurrently

BUS 203 - Organizational Behavior and Skill Development

This course examines the behavior of individuals and groups in organizations, with the goal of understanding performance in the new workplace. It is designed to enhance the career potential of people with management and team leadership responsibilities in all areas of business. Topics include: motivation, theories and practice of leadership, individual and group decision making, conflict resolution, communication, international aspects of organizational behavior, perception, individuality, working in groups and teams, and ethical issues of organizational life. The course also emphasizes interactive and experiential learning to demonstrate the issues of organizational behavior. Through active participation, students will develop skills in leadership, communication, negotiation, teamwork, and group decisionmaking. Career awareness and skill assessment will be done through brief lectures, personal inventories, and career planning experiences.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: sophomore standing

BUS 204 - Principles of Marketing with Applications

An overview of marketing concepts and principles applicable to business and other organizations. These include: factors influencing the marketing environment and buyer behavior; market segmentation and targeting; product development, pricing, promotion and distribution to satisfy the needs of selected target markets. Approximately one-third of the course is dedicated to planning and to applying marketing-based concepts to profit and non-profit enterprise situations.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face

BUS 205 - Business Systems for Analytics

This course studies how business systems work and examines challenges confronting business organizations in the information age and beyond. One major challenge is to efficiently and effectively use three most important organizational resources, information, technology, and people, to provide service and value. To meet this challenge, the course studies business systems and strategies that organizations can utilize to organize data into information and synthesize information into knowledge. The course examines design and development of relational database management systems using Microsoft Access (structured query language), decision support systems using Microsoft Excel (what-if analysis, pivot tables, and decision tree analysis), enterprise information systems using SAP (ERPsim), and web-based systems using Google Analytics. The concepts, models, and frameworks are derived from both academic and professional sources.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face, Online

Prerequisites: CSC 155

BUS 206 - Financial Markets and Institutions: Principles and Applications

An introduction to the basics of institutional finance. Financial instruments are generated and traded by participants in financial markets with financial intermediaries facilitating the process. Concepts, terminology, and current practices in each of these areas are examined, along with the impact they have on the economy. Students work on “mini cases” which employ actual data to help better understand the principles examined in the course. 

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: BUS 101

BUS 208 - Fundamentals of Financial Management

An introduction to the major concepts and techniques of financial management with an emphasis on time value of money, security valuation, cost of capital, capital budgeting, and financial statement analysis. 

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: BUS 101, MTH 114, CSC 155

A study of the American legal system exploring how courts decide cases and the values that play a role in such adjudication. The nature, formation, and application of law to individuals and business. The development of law, with emphasis on the Constitution, personal and business torts, the employment relationship, discrimination, international legal perspectives, and an exploration of legal ethics and the ethics of corporations.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face, Online

Prerequisites: sophomore standing

BUS 304 - Prescriptive Analytics

In this course students learn how to run business operations effi­ciently and effectively using prescriptive analytics tools and tech­niques in managerial decision making. The course introduces stu­dents to several quantitative models used in contemporary analyt­ics. Analysis of business scenarios using computer software allows a focus on the conceptual understanding of prescriptive models. Pre­scriptive topics covered include: decision analysis, Bayesians anal­ysis, stochastic and deterministic forecasting, inventory manage­ment, linear programming and optimization, simulation, and project management.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: MTH 114, BUS 202, AND BUS 205

BUS 400 - Business Strategy

This is the capstone course for Business majors. It takes the perspective of company’s senior management, who are tasked with building and sustaining a competitive advantage for the firm. It explores how the functions of the business are continuously shaped in response to the company’s internal and external environments. The course includes industry analysis, company and competitor assessment, approaches to strategy formulation and implementation, and business ethics.  

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: senior standing

ECN 201 - Introductory Microeconomics: Business Firm and Market Analysis I

This course explores many issues pertaining to the operation of businesses and the markets in which they operate. Among these are the behavior of consumers, the determinants of prices and production levels, and the efficiency of market outcomes. As time allows, the course applies economic thinking to issues like economic inequality, environmental concerns, international trade, and firms with monopoly power.

Number of Credits: 3

When Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

How Offered: Face-to-Face

Prerequisites: ECN 150