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MBA Concentrations

The BGS Department is involved with two new MBA concentrations: one in "Public and Governmental Affairs" and another in "Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility." These concentrations are briefly described below.  For full information on these concentrations contact the MBA Program office or visit the MBA Curriculum and Concentrations Blackboard site.

MBA Concentration:  Public and Governmental Affairs

Business leaders face an increasingly complicated and fluid legal and regulatory environment, one characterized by frequent interactions between business and governments. Consequently, the ability to manage business-government relations issues is becoming a core leadership skill. The MBA concentration in Public & Governmental Affairs is intended for students interested in (i) public and governmental affairs positions within business firms, or (ii) the impact of law and regulation on strategy. The coursework within this concentration will provide students with the tools and knowledge they need to manage the regulatory, political and legal environment of business better.

Curriculum Requirements

Required core course
BGS 382 Corporate Political Strategy                      

and

A MINIMUM OF two(2) COURSES CHOSEN FROM THE LIST BELOW
BGS 380C Strategic Corporate Communication 
BGS 381 Law, Ethics & CSR
BGS 380D
Strategic CSR
BGS 380E
Global Political Economy
BGS 385 or BGS 385W Business, Government & Public Policy or Business, Government & Public Policy (Washington Campus)

and

If a fourth course is needed to complete the concentration, any course from the list below:

Communications
MAN 385  
Crisis Management                                             
MAN 383 Advocacy
ADV 385 Media Management

Regulation, Politics AND law
LEB 380  Intellectual Property                                                 
LEB 380 Legal & Ethical Environment of Accounting
LEB 380 Law of Real Estate Finance 
LEB 380 Law for Finance 
LEB 380 Law for Entrepreneurs 
LEB 380 Energy Law
P A 383C    Politics and Process
PA 383K Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Total credit hours: 12 

 

MBA Concentration: Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

Ethics and corporate social responsibility (CSR) issues loom larger than ever in business decision-making, and the ability to manage these issues is a core leadership skill.  The MBA concentration in Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility is intended for students interested in (i) positions within business firms that deal with CSR, ethics and sustainability, or (ii) the impact of ethics and CSR issues on strategy.  The courses within this concentration are designed to provide students with the tools and knowledge they need to manage the ethical and social responsibility aspects of business in today’s global economy. 

Curriculum Requirements

REQUIRED CORE course
BGS 380D Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility           

and

ANY THREE (3) COURSES FROM THE LIST BELOW
BGS 381 
Law, Ethics & CSR
FIN 397 Environmental, Social & Gov't Investing
MAN 385 Management Sustainability Practicum
MAN 385 Corporate Governance 
MAN 385 Social Entrepreneurship
MAN 385
Nonprofit Evaluation
MKT 382 Social & Ethical Responsibilities of Business
LEB 380 Law and Ethics for Finance
IB 395 Emerging Markets

Total credit hours: 12 

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