Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Business Administration (BUSA)

BUSA 130 -  Dynamics of Global Commerce  

Exploration of the challenges of business operations in the global market place. Topics discussed include the business, economic, social and political aspects of the global market place. this may include, but not be limited to, topics such as e-commerce, entrepreneurship, sustainability and business ethics.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Summer & Winter Terms

Thematic Thread(s): International Business, Transfer Thread Completion Course

BUSA 139 -  University Seminar  

University Seminar serves as the entry point to the Slippery Rock University general education program. With its strong faculty-student interaction, the course promotes intellectual inquiry, critical and creative thinking, and academic excellence. Through varied content, the course introduces students to academic discourse and information literacy while exploring topics such as diversity and inclusion and global awareness. This course will set students along the path to becoming engaged with issues and scholarship important to a 21st century education while they learn about themselves and their place in the world.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Freshman 1 or Freshman 2.
Enrollment limited to students with the ROCK STUDIES STUDENT attribute.

BUSA 190 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

BUSA 195 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

BUSA 198 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

BUSA 290 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

BUSA 295 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

BUSA 298 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

BUSA 303 -  Issues in Global Business  

This course will focus on fundamental issues in the modern globalization of business. The topics covered will include the cultural environments in which business work, politics and law in global business, economic integration, global trade and investment, global finance, global operations and managing global businesses. A special emphasis will be placed on the challenges and opportunities presented to global businesses by the social, political and economic diversity encountered in the global marketplace.

Prerequisites: ECON 201D and ECON 202D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

Thematic Thread(s): Global Citizenship, International Business, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

BUSA 315 -  Economics of Sustainable Development  

Economic causes and effects of pollution are discussed along with the issue of sustainable economic development. government policy with respect to the environment and renewable energy will be surveyed. The framework connection between sustainability and the core functions of business for profit in the global economy will be presented.

Prerequisite: ECON 202D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Thematic Thread(s): Sustainable International Development, Sustainability, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

BUSA 340 -  Legal Environment of Business  

A study of the various processes available to resolve business disputes and an exploration of complex legal relationships that affect business, including contracts, business formations, employment, and torts and consumer law.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Every Term

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

BUSA 370 -  Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation  

This integrative course introduces students to issues related to sustainable new venture creation. It includes topics such as the importance of innovation and creativity in opportunity recognition and the design of sustainable business models, industry/market analysis, resource acquisition and disposition, assessing a venture’s financial strength, and ethical legal issues. Students will learn the entrepreneurial process while acknowledging multiple stakeholders and addressing social, economic and environmental concerns.

Prerequisites: FIN 320D and MGMT 351D and MRKT 330D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Winter Terms

Thematic Thread(s): Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Positive Change, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

BUSA 390 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

BUSA 395 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

BUSA 398 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

BUSA 451 -  Employment Law  

This course covers the law as it applies to all aspects of the employer - employee relation, including union activity, discrimination, selection, testing and employment contracts.

Prerequisites: MGMT 351D or MGMT 250D or MGMT 251D
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offerings Vary

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

BUSA 459 -  Sustainable Business Consulting  

In this course student teams engage in field-based consulting to analyze actual problem situations involving sustainability for regional businesses.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offerings Vary

Thematic Thread(s): Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Positive Change, Transfer Thread Completion Course

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Senior 1 or Senior 2.

BUSA 490 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

BUSA 495 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.

BUSA 498 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Students with a semester level of Freshman 1, Freshman 2 or Sophomore 1 may not enroll.