News for McLaren Undergraduates (Business Majors)
Fall 2013 Electives for International Business Students (Juniors & Seniors)
Analysis of Global Business Conditions
BUS 431 01, CRN 41138
The course will be taught by Professor Dan Blakley and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:35 p.m. - 6:20 p.m.
BUS 449 01, CRN 41572
The course will be taught by Professor Kevin Lo and will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11:45 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
BUS 457 01, CRN 41081
The course will be taught by Professor Xiaohua Yang and will meet on Mondays, 11:45 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.
NEW COURSE for USF Undergraduate Business Students
Academic Global Immersion: United Arab Emirates
Trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi
June 1-14, 2013
BUS 397 01
CRN: 30692 4
Permission of Instructor Required
Professor Mouwafac Sidaoui
USF students are accepted after a competitive application
process. This course includes a ten day visit to Abu Dhabi and Dubai in the
United Arab Emirates (UAE) centered on onsite engagements, with approximately
10 - 14 organizations, and a rich schedule of cultural and social events. Classes prior to the international departure
include student prepared presentations on history, local customs, language and
cultural values, as well as on various political, socioeconomic and
technological factors in the UAE. Faculty might also engage film
presentations/discussion, guest speakers and other resources. Deliverables at
the end of the course include a summary of project work focused on one or more
organizations and a reflection paper designed to enrich discussion during the
last class several weeks after returning home.
The course also includes an in-depth look at companies that will be
visited during the trip. The schedule is co-created between students and
faculty, who draw from his extensive personal database of public, private,
non-profit, education and government organizations operating in the UAE. Please click here for more details:
EXCITING NEW ELECTIVE FOR FALL 2013: Cross-Cultural Management
Cross-Cultural Management has been added to the Fall 2013 schedule.
BUS 449 01, CRN 41572
The course will be taught by Dr. Kevin Lo and will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 11:45 a.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Cross-Cultural Management examines workplace differences through the lens of culture. Ultimately, the questions we will seek to answer are: what issues might arise as a result of cultural differences and how both workers and managers might effectively deal with them? The class will be discussion based with the inclusion of cases, experiential exercises, and videos. Some topic areas I propose covering include: how cultures differ, differences in time orientation, communication across cultures, culture shock, expatriate adjustment, repatriation, acculturation, leadership, and cross-cultural negotiation. The precise topics will be fluid based on students’ interests as well as the ethno-cultural make-up of the class. Ultimately, the course should be a practical, insightful investigation of international work and management competencies. Prerequisite: BUS 304 or BUS 494.
ECONOMICS COURSE OF INTEREST TO BUSINESS MAJORS
U.S. Economic History – Fall 2013
(ECON 300 – 01)
Fall 2013 - Tuesdays 6:15 – 9:00 pm
Four credits - No prerequisites
Professor Michael Lehmann
Have you ever wondered: who are the thinkers who have shaped our thoughts and discussions regarding
• Capitalism versus Socialism
• Economic and Social Justice
• The Great Depression
• The Welfare State
• Wall Street
• The federal budget deficit
In Economics 300 we’ll discuss John Maynard Keynes’s General Theory, Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom, Ayn Rand's Capitalism and the Catholic Bishops’ Economic Justice for All. Most commentary on contemporary issues of economic and social policy and justice derive from these works.
We will also take the discussion right up to the present by examining:
• How did debt drag the American economy into the last recession? How is debt holding the economy back?
• How did the business cycle operate to create wealth and also to destroy wealth?
• How did the banking system contribute to the cycle, up to and including the recent crisis? Today the U.S. is the world’s greatest economic debtor. How does that derive from America’s economic success? What role does it play today?
Become a Paid Writing Tutor!
As an undergraduate writing tutor, you will be working primarily with BUS 100 students by reviewing their written assignments for word formatting, grammar and spelling errors, and vocabulary usage. You will provide valuable feedback to help students develop into better writers. The eligibility criteria for this position requires the completion of A) RHET 130 and RHET 131 and B) BUS 304 or BUS 494 with a grade of 'A-' or higher, and the ability to work on some nights and weekends. The compensation is $10.55/hour.
If you are interested, please submit a writing sample from your BUS 494 or BUS 304 course to Dr. Peggy Takahashi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUS 499 - Flex Honors Elective - Become a Mentor to a Freshman Team!
Want a challenging course that offers Honors credit and that you can also put on your resume? BUS 499 - Honors Advanced Leadership: Facilitating Teams to Success
is a 2-credit elective that trains you to be a mentor to a freshman team! Skill training and individual coaching from Dr. Vicki Milledge, Senior Human Resources Manager for Recruiting for Apple. The course will be co-taught with Prof. Peggy Takahashi, Director of the Freshman Launch Program.
Prerequisites: BUS 304 or BUS 494; minimum GPA 3.3; interview with Prof. Takahashi.
You must have at least part of your Friday free during the fall semester and attend the 3-day training in August before classes start.
Contact Prof. Takahashi at email@example.com to schedule a phone or Skype interview.
Every Tuesday*, from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM in GL 100 (Gleeson Library)
Need help with research? Not sure where to start to find ratios, market research, company financial data, or other business information? Well, come to Penny's Business Hours! Penny Scott is the business librarian at USF, and she can help you with all kinds of research! Just drop by, call or email ahead. Penny will be there, and will help people on a first come, first served basis. If you are unable to meet during her office hours, you can set up another time to meet with her in person or virtually, or call or email her with questions.
If you are not on Main Campus, Penny can help you via phone, email, or virtually!!! That means that you can meet with Penny from anywhere, even if you aren't on the Main Campus! To meet virtually, there is a download called Join.me that Penny has on her computer, that allows her to show you what is on your computer, and give you research help!
How can I contact Penny? Call her at: 415-422-5389 or email her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
News for Professional Bachelor's Degree Program Students
Extended Education Courses for Summer 2013 & Fall 2013
Extended Education is a
menu of Core
courses that BSM, OLM, OBL, BE, BSIS, and BPA students may take to complete their University degree
requirements. Extended Education provides courses in most Core areas not
fulfilled by program course offerings. All courses are conducted fully online.
All courses are 3 credits but select courses may be taken for individual 1, 2, or
3 credit options.
and Performing Arts
*All courses satisfy Core Area and Supplemental
Click here for the schedule of courses offered in Summer 2013 and Fall 2013.
The Megan Noble Memorial Scholarship Fund
Megan’s family, friends and her university have established an endowed scholarship in her name and her memory. Choosing to remember her this way allows us all to celebrate and continue her love of learning, writing, and striving for personal growth. It is an especially fitting remembrance because it continues in perpetuity thus sustaining others’ hopes and aspirations, as she would want.
Because Megan was a returning adult student working towards the completion of her Bachelor degree, this memorial scholarship will be awarded to a student at the University of San Francisco who is working towards the same goal.
Each year, one or more scholarships in the amount of at least $2,500 will be awarded to a student who meets select criteria. To learn more, please visit this link
and monitor your USF e-mail account for the Spring 2013 application.
Join DC SLAB (Degree Completion Student Leadership Advisory Board)!
Do you want to make the most out of your University of San Francisco Experience? Join DC SLAB! The Degree Completion program at USF is looking for new members from all campuses to join its Student Leadership Advisory Board, a liaison between current students and the administration. All campuses are encouraged to join! You can even join us virtually because we have video-conference capabilities at our meetings.This is a great leadership opportunity to enhance your USF Degree Completion program and make a difference!
LinkedIn: Search USF DCSLAB
Welcome to Alyssa Soboleski: New Degree Completion Advisor!
The Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA) Announces a New Advisor for Degree Completion Students (Hilltop -SF and all Branch Campuses):
Contact phone: 415-422-5786
Contact e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of San Francisco has centralized all advising functions for the entire undergraduate community under their Center for Academic and Student Achievement (CASA) division. For further information about CASA, please visit: http://www.usfca.edu/casa/