New Spring 2016 Courses

School of Management new undergraduate business courses

BUS 473-01: Thought Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (4 Credits)

Wednesdays 11:45 AM - 3:25 PM
Offered Spring 2016

Questions: Professor Cannice, cannice@usfca.edu

BUS 473-01

Gain professional expertise from leading Silicon Valley executives, entrepreneurs, and investors, and develop theoretical insights from the literature in entrepreneurship and innovation. From these experiences, write and present a scholarly white paper that supports your career objectives. Open to juniors and seniors; no prerequisites!


BUS 473-02: Thought Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (4 Credits)

Wednesdays 11:45 AM - 3:25 PM
Offered Spring 2016

Questions: Professor Cannice, cannice@usfca.edu

BUS 473-02

Learn from Thought Leaders. Work toward becoming a Thought Leader. BUS 473-02 counts as an Honors Elective (contact Dr. Cannice for additional requirements), a 4-credit entrepreneurship and innovation elective, a business administration elective, or a general elective. USF Honors Program seniors and juniors are eligible; there are no prerequisites. Students from all disciplines who enjoy reading scholarly articles, gaining insights from industry professionals, and learning to write a thought provoking white paper designed to support their career aspirations are encouraged to enroll. Class size is limited.


BUS 340: Data Visualization (2 Credits)

Mondays and Wednesdays 4:45 - 6:25 PM
Offered Spring 2016, March 23-May 12

Questions: Professor Sidaoui, sidaoui@usfca.edu

BUS 340

BUS 340 is an introduction to the principles and techniques for data visualization- graphical depictions of data that can improve comprehension, communication, and decision making. In the age of information overload, our biggest challenge is not about generation data, but how to analyze data. You will learn visual representation methods and techniques to increase your understanding of complex data and models to emphasize the identification of patterns, trends and differences using Tableau and Google Charts. Prerequisite: BUS 204 or 294


BUS 341: Business Analytics Consulting (2 Credits)

Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:15 PM
Offered Spring 2016, March 23-May 12

Questions: Professor Sidaoui, sidaoui@usfca.edu

BUS 341

Through a series of applied exercises and cases, students will work in teams to learn how to successfully obtain analytical business consulting contracts. Each team will prepare a research paper and presentation based on the top three business analytics companies of their choice.With an emphasis on best practices, communication, and listening skills, each team will conduct their research to gain an in-depth knowledge of how the consulting world operates, with a detailed analysis of the factors critical to the success of the business. Teams will consult closely with Prof. Sidaoui during the research process, and receive feedback from other students in the class on their presentations. Visits to business analytics companies in San Francisco will provide real-world interactions. Prerequisites 204 or 294 and BUS 308 or 498


BUS 352: Doing Business with China (4 Credits)

Tuesdays 6:30 - 10:10 PM
Offered Spring 2016

Questions: Professor Kwong, stkwong@usfca.edu

BUS 352

This course will provide insights and strategies in marketing to China. It will examine emerging issues and trends such as urbanization; rise of the mass consumer; as well as economic, political and cultural challenges of doing business in China.


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