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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 381  Law, Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 

and

At least two courses chosen from the list below:

Choose At least two(2) of the following
BGS 380C Corporate Communication 
BGS 380 Corporate Political Strategy 
BGS 385 or BGS 385W Business, Government & Public Policy or Business, Government & Public Policy (Washington Campus)

and

Any one(1) courses chosen from Communications Track OR the Regulation and Policy Track, below:   

Communications Track
MAN 385  Managing Crises 
MAN 383 Advocacy
ADV 385 Media Management

Regulation and Policy Track
LEB 380  Intellectual Property 
LEB 380 Financial Crisis and Restructuring Law 
LEB 380 Accountants Liability 
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
 BGS 381 Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility 

Additional courses may be approved on a course-by-course basis.

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  

One (1) of the following courses:

All of the following courses
BGS 381 Law, Ethics and Corporate Responsibility 
BGS 380/MAN 385 Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility 

and

Any two (2) courses from the list below:

Choose Two courses
BGS 381L/MKT 382 Business Ethics & Social Responsibility 
MAN 385 Management Sustainability Practicum
MAN 385/MKT 382 Corporate Governance 
MAN 385 Topics in Sustainable Development 
MKT 382 Business and the Environment
LEB 380 Green Tech Law & Policy 
LEB 380 Law and Ethics for Finance
LEB 380 Law and Ethics for Accountants
MAN 385 Social Entrepreneurship
IB 395 Business in Emerging Markets

Additional courses may be approved on a course-by-course basis.

Total credit hours: 12

 

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