BUS 105. Quantitative Reasoning for Business (3 Cr.) 
This course is open to all students. It is designed for two audiences Students who would like to major in business management, but received a low math placement, are required to take this course as part of a pre-requisite for economics courses that they will need later, Students who would like a general introduction to business decision making are also welcomed. The course will utilize mathematical operations to solve practical business application problems. Core topics include an approach for solving word problems in business, graphs and their meaning, statistics, mathematics for marketing, and finance as well as how to negotiate business arrangements. Students also learn how to write business case analyses and are introduced to Excel. Prerequisites: none. Fall semester. Bowen.

BUS 110. Principles of Accounting I (3 Cr.) 
Fundamental principles and concepts of accounting and their application to sole proprietorships. Emphasis on cash flow considerations and control aspects of accounting rather than a purely bookkeeping approach. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Cherubini.

BUS 120. Principles of Accounting II (3 Cr.) 
A continuation of fundamental accounting principles and concepts. Emphasis is on corporations, the nature of stock, debt, and working capital; interpretation of financial statements; and managerial departmental accounting concepts. Prerequisite: BUS 110. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Cherubini.

BUS 130. Intro to Small Business Management (3 Cr.) 
An entry level business course designed to introduce students to the concepts of running a small business. These include activities around planning and strategy, finance, accounting, marketing, human resource and technology as well as organizational control and structural issues. The course culminates in a final project of preparing a short plan for a small business.  Fall and spring semesters. Cherubini, Grossman, Hubbard, and Ricciardi.

BUS 141. Introduction to Environmental Management (3 Cr.) (LER-ENV)
This course will examine the objectives and best sustainability practices of leading nonprofit and for-profit companies. In addition, the course will look at "green" initiatives at Goucher College and at business throughout the world. Environmental topics discussed will include renewable energy sources, recycling, ecotourism, sustainable fishing, toxic site remediation, urban planning, and hotel and construction green practices. Students will learn from participating in group projects, activities on campus, and listening to green practitioners visiting class. Fall semester. Hubbard.

BUS 150. Special Topics in Business Management (3 Cr.) 
This introductory course examines a specific business topic that is interesting and valuable to either existing or potential business students. The specific course topic will be determined by the instructor each summer.   Summer.

BUS 160. Personal Financial Planning (3 Cr.) 
The purpose of this introductory course is to develop knowledge of the financial planning process and learn how to apply this process to your everyday life. An integral part of the study of personal finance includes: employee benefits, financial planning, house-buying, credit borrowing, personal finance applications of time-value-of-money, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, taxes, and retirement planning. Variable semesters.Ricciardi.

BUS 170. Introduction to Arts Administration (3 Cr.) 
An overview of the burgeoning field of arts administration for those considering the profession and to help artists and performers understand the administrative aspects of a nonprofit arts organization. Topics include organizational purpose and management structure, leadership, board governance and issues, fundraising, financial management, program and artistic development, and promotion. Practical projects and guest speakers from professional performance companies and arts institutions. Fall and Spring semester.

BUS 206. Professional Communication (3 Cr.) 
Open to students from any major, this course will develop and enhance students' skills in a range of written and verbal communications in organizational settings. The content focus will be on classic formats to produce clear and persuasive writing and presentations, but also how to more effectively use contemporary tools found in today's business world.  Students will work on a variety of audience-oriented vehicles, including standard business correspondence; career development and human resource documents and techniques; and adapt source material to craft persuasive messages for a range of audiences. Prerequisites: College writing proficiency, WRT 181, or sophomore standing. Enrollment preference is for Business Management majors, as it is a required course. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Poliakoff-Chen.

BUS 210. Financial Management (3 Cr.) 
This course covers the basic concepts, principles, and analytical tools in financial management. Topics include: financial statement analysis and ratios, time-value-of-money, financial markets and institutions, taxation, interest rate calculations, dividends, stock and bond valuation, capital budgeting, risk and return, cost of capital, and capital structure. Prerequisites: BUS 120, and EC 101 or EC 102 (preferably both). Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Ricciardi.

BUS 221. Special Topics in International Business (3 Cr.) 
Special topics of current interest. Subject and prerequisites may change from year to year and are announced before registration. May be repeated for credit if topic is different. Prerequisite: Business Management Major/Minor or International Business Minor, OR permission of instructor. Variable semesters. Hubbard.

BUS 229. Marketing Management (3 Cr.) (LER-SSC)
A review of the basic concepts and practice in modern marketing. Course demonstrates marketing principles through and projects related to current events in the manufacturing and service sectors; in profit and nonprofit organizations; and domestic, international, and multinational companies. Students are responsible for conducting market research and presenting analysis of real-world marketing problems and situations. Prerequisite: Business Management Major/Minor or International Business Minor, or Arts Administration Concentration, OR permission of instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Grossman.

BUS 231. International Business Environment (3 Cr.) (LER-SSC)
An introduction to the economic, political, and legal environment faced by firms engaged in international business and its implications for national economies. Topic areas include international trade, investment, the global monetary system, the competitiveness of U.S. firms in world markets, national industrial policy, and the ethical dilemmas of conducting international business. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Grossman.

BUS 245. Organizational Behavior (3 Cr.) (LER-SSC)
Open to students from all majors, this course addresses the timeless issues of how we live our lives at work and in other organizations. Scientific and scholarly underpinnings of organizational behavior as a discipline are accompanied by in-class organization simulations and exercises. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor. Fall semester, repeated spring semester. Bowen.

BUS 247. Introduction to Human Resource Management (3 Cr.) 
This course will examine how businesses utilize their people to the mutual advantage of both. Topics include human resource management versus personnel; pay and benefits; motivation; employee training; employee retention; group structures; and managing trade unions, service organizations, and international employees. Students will work in groups on various topics. Pre- or corequisite: sophomore standing.  Fall and Spring semester. Hubbard.

BUS 260. Special Topics in Business Management (3 Cr.) (LER - SSC)
Special topics of current interest. Subject changes from year to year and is announced before registration. May be repeated for credit if topic is different. Prerequisites: specific management and/or economics courses at the 100 level, depending upon topic. Course needs approval to count as BUS 200-level elective. Variable semesters.

BUS 270. Case Studies in Arts Administration (3 Cr.) 
What are the qualifications of a good arts administrator? This course centers on case studies of real arts organizations to present issues and solve management problems. Topics include: artistic content, leadership, fundraising and developing financial resources, community development and educational outreach, audience development, marketing, and crisis communications, technology and cultural facilities. Guest speakers from area organizations are featured. Prerequisite: BUS 170. Fall semester.

BUS 272Y. Intensive Course Abroad () (LER-SA)
INTENSIVE COURSE ABROAD - Course includes a pre-departure or post-departure, seven-week course or both in the fall and/or spring and a three-week intensive course abroad in winter or summer. IMMERSION IN HONG KONG AND CHINA (4.5 Cr.) This course is designed to provide students with economic and cultural immersion as it relates to the business environment in Hong Kong and China. Students will develop, analyze, and apply international business skills that they acquire as a result of the Study Abroad Program in Hong Kong and China. Prerequisite: BUS 231. Summer, first offered 2012. Grossman. EMERGING MARKETS IN CUBA (4.0 Cr.) (LAM 272Y) This interdisciplinary course will allow students to gain a better understanding of Cuba's history, culture, politics, economics and changing business environment, as a country in transition from a firmly state-controlled market to a more open market. A seven-week pre-course at Goucher during the spring semester will introduce students to the economic structures and business models now in place in Cuba as well as the history of the revolution in that country. This will be followed by a three-week intensive course in Cuba in June during which time students will visit Cuban businesses, large and small, will meet with local businessmen and businesswomen and will take part in various cultural excursions and activities. During the spring semester students will receive 1 credit for their work in the pre-course and, upon successful completion of the three-week ICA, they will receive an additional 3 credits cross-listed in Latin American Studies and Business Management. Prerequisite for LAM: LAM 105 or LAM 268 or instructor's permission. Prerequisite for BUS: BUS 231 or instructor's permission. Offered 2014. Grossman, Murphy.

BUS 290. Internship in Business Management (3-4 Cr.) 
Apprenticeships to further the career development of students. Placement designed to test academic concepts in a work setting and to bring practical knowledge of a functioning business or government enterprise to the classroom. All internships must be completed off-campus. Prerequisites: rising junior standing. Graded pass/no pass only. Variable semesters.

BUS 299. Independent Work in Business Management (1.5-4 Cr.) 
Fall and spring semesters; summer.

BUS 315. Behavioral Finance (3 Cr.) 
The study of alternative financial and investment research into cognitive biases, heuristics, emotions, crowd behavior, and stock market psychology. The course examines the applications of these theories in corporate finance, personal finance, and investment management and suggests approaches in which, business managers and investors improve their intuitive and analytical decision-making skills. Prerequisite: BUS 210. Variable. Ricciardi

BUS 317. Investments (3 Cr.) 
An overview of concepts and analytical tools of domestic and international investment management. Topics include modern portfolio theory, investment strategies, tax planning, market efficiency, behavioral finance, investing globally, domestic and international mutual funds, global asset allocation, global financial markets, managing global equity and fixed income portfolios, fundamental analysis, securities investment analysis. Prerequisite: BUS 210. Variable. Ricciardi

BUS 335. Special Topics in International Business (3 Cr.) 
Special topics of current interest. Subject and prerequisites may change from year to year and are announced before registration. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of instructor. Variable semesters. Hubbard.

BUS 360. Special Topics in Business Management (3 Cr.) 
Special topics of current interest. Subject changes from year to year and is announced before registration. May be repeated for credit if topic is different. Prerequisites: specific management and/or economics courses at the 200 level, depending upon topic. Variable semesters.

BUS 375. Strategic Leadership for the Arts Administrator (3 Cr.) 
What are the most pressing challenges for an arts administrator today? The course considers the responsibilities of management and examines capacity building and fiscal stabilization of arts organizations. Topics include long-range strategic planning, staffing, board, human resource development, and legal matters and their implications. Students discuss current issues shaping the nonprofit arts field. Practical projects and guests speakers. Prerequisite: BUS 270. Spring semester.Department.

BUS 380. Strategic Management (3 Cr.) 
A straightforward and understandable framework is provided through which students can grasp the complexity of strategic management. The framework is then applied to individual and group cases. Prerequisites: BUS 210, BUS 229, BUS 231, BUS 245, and senior standing, or permission of the instructor. Spring semester. Grossman.

BUS 400. Independent Work in Business Management (1.5-4 Cr.) 
Fall and spring semesters; summer.