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FOSTER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

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B A 300 Foreign Study-Business Administration (3-5, max. 15)
For participants in approved foreign-study programs where equivalent UW business administration courses are not available.

B A 390 Business Honors Seminar (2-5, max. 5)
Special topics in business. Required for Honors students in Business Administration.
Instructor Course Description: Roland E Dukes

B A 490 Special Topics in Business (1-6, max. 8)

Instructor Course Description: Catherine M Goethals Frances Maloy

B A 500 Business Administration I (16)
Coordinated series consisting of accounting, business economics, business ethics, business policy, finance, information systems, international business, legal environment of business, management, and organizational behavior, marketing, operations management, and quantitative methods for management. Prerequisite: permission of the Foster School of Business.

B A 501 Business Administration II (14)
Coordinated series consisting of accounting, business economics, business ethics, business policy, finance, information systems, international business, legal environment of business, management, and organizational behavior, marketing, operations management, and quantitative methods for management. Prerequisite: permission of the Foster School of Business.

B A 502 Business Administration III (8)
Coordinated series consisting of accounting, business economics, business ethics, business policy, finance, information systems, international business, legal environment of business, management, and organizational behavior, marketing, operations management, and quantitative methods for management. Prerequisite: permission of the Foster School of Business.

B A 505 Global Business Fundamentals (16)
An intensive overview of the fundamental core business topics: financial accounting, managerial accounting, business economics, statistics, management, macroeconomics, finance, marketing, operations management, quantitative methods, and strategy. Prerequisite: permission. Offered: S.

B A 541 Environmental Management I (4)
Survey of environmental ethics, environmental laws and regulation, the economics of environmental decisions, and the relationship of business to public policy and the environment. Must be taken concurrently with B A 544. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

B A 542 Environmental Management II (4)
Applications of the functional areas of business to environmental concerns. Major federal legislation affecting these concerns applied to business problems in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, management information systems, and organizational behavior. Must be taken concurrently with B A 544. Prerequisite: B A 541 or permission of instructor.

B A 543 Environmental Management III (4)
Case studies that integrate the fundamentals of business and environmental management to address such issues as plant siting, regulatory compliance, production line changes, and innovative, proactive responses to environmental issues. Case studies include results of student consulting projects and a capstone case in environmental management. Must be taken concurrently with B A 544. Prerequisite: B A 542 or permission of instructor.

B A 544 Environmental Management Seminar (1, max. 3)
Guest lecturers from academia, business, government, and advocacy groups discuss environmental science, ethics, law, regulation, economics, finance, accounting, and policy issues. Seminar topics supplement course material in B A 541, B A 542, B A 543, which are to be taken concurrently.

B A 545 The Global Business Forum: Current Issues in Global Business (1, max. 3)
Discussion of current trends in the global business environment and of international issues facing companies. Leaders from international businesses and other organizations, as well as faculty members from various departments and specializations, invited to share their perspectives with seminar participants. Topics change each quarter.

B A 560 Cooperative Education in Business (1)
Business practicum: internship with approved business or governmental agency. Open only to students who meet requirements of internship program. Internship credit may not be applied to fulfill specific course requirements or to credits required for graduation. Credit/no-credit only. Offered: S.

B A 571 Research Reports (4-)
Independent study in business administration; critical evaluation of business analysis and research methods. Effective communication of ideas emphasized. Methods and content of independent research studies subjected to critical evaluation. Open only to MBA non-thesis students. Prerequisite: instructor's approval of preliminary research topic outline.

B A 572 Research Reports (-4)
Independent study in business administration; critical evaluation of business analysis and research methods. Effective communication of ideas emphasized. Methods and content of independent research studies subjected to critical evaluation. Open only to MBA non-thesis students. Prerequisite: B A 571.

B A 578 Practicum in Business Management (2)
Provides an opportunity for first-year MBA students to apply the skills learned in the classroom to real world problems. Students participating in the Business Consulting Network (BCN) partner with client firms on an applied learning project that offers additional training opportunities not possible in the classroom. Credit/no-credit only.

B A 580 Problems in Microeconomics (4)
Study of microeconomic intuition, directed toward Business School Ph.D. students, showing the interconnections between formal, mathematical analysis and the unstructured economic questions posed by the world. Emphasis on setting up problems and examining the intuition behind the analysis of them. Many applications to specific business issues.

B A 700 Master's Thesis (*-)

B A 800 Doctoral Dissertation (*-)