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Course Syllabi (below) are updated every semester. If you require a copy of a course syllabus from a semester not provided, please contact John Lakavage at 512-232-6754. For graduate syllabi not provided it may be best to contact the faculty member directly.

Fall 2014

Legal Environment of Business (LEB)
  • LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics
    Restricted to students in a business major. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Pedersen, Fran (03420)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Pedersen, Fran (03425)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Pedersen, Fran (03435)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - TBD (03415)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - TBD (03430)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Renbarger, Gracie (03400)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Meakin, Christopher (03405)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Meakin, Christopher (03410)
     
  • LEB 320F - Foundations of Legal Environment of Business
    Introduction to the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. Not open to law students. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

    May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement. Restricted to nonbusiness students.

    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Thornley, Andrew (03385)
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Thornley, Andrew (03390)
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Landolt, Karen (03380)
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Landolt, Karen (03375)
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Thornley, Andrew (03395)
  • LEB 320F - Foundations of Legal Environment of Business - Web-Based
    Introduction to the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. Not open to law students. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Partially taught as a Web-based course. Restricted to nonbusiness students.
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn -WB - Bredeson, Dean (03397)
  • LEB 323H - Business Law and Ethics - Honors
    Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Ninety semester hours of college coursework, Accounting 312 or 312H, and credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.
    LEB 323H -Business Law and Ethics - Honors - Prentice, Robert (03440)
  • LEB 179 - Problems in Legal Environment of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Operations Management 179, 379, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H with a grade of at least C-; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.
  • LEB 363 - REAL ESTATE LAW

    An examination of law pertaining to estates and interests in land, conveyances and mortgages, brokers, easements, contracts, default and foreclosure.

    LEB 363 - REAL ESTATE LAW - Murray (03445)
  • LEB 379 - Problems in Legal Environment of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Operations Management 179, 379, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H with a grade of at least C-; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.
  • LEB 380 - TPCS LEGAL ENVIR OF BUSN - MEXICO
    Restricted to students in the executive MBA program in Mexico City. Mandatory orientation August 18-23 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (Austin). Taught in Mexico City at the Tecnologico de Monterrey-Campus Santa Fe. Class meets September 6-8, 20-22, October 4-5, 18-19, November 1-2, 15-16, December 6-7, and 13-14. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    LEB 380 - TPCS LEGAL ENVIR OF BUSN - MEX - Meakin, Christopher (03460)
  • LEB 380.3 - LAW OF COMMERCIAL R E FIN & DEV
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. The legal framework of commercial real estate finance and development, including basic real estate law concepts, legal aspects of financing techniques and instruments, subdivision land-use controls, environmental regulation of real estate development, and other topics.
    LEB 380.3 - LAW OF COMMERCIAL R E FIN & DEV - Murray, Paula (03465)
  • LEB 380.8 - LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSN
    Restricted to students admitted to the evening MBA program. Mandatory orientation seminar Saturday August 24-August 26. Class meets Tuesdays September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, and 10 in GSB 3.138. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    LEB 380.8 - LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSN - Meakin, Christopher (03470)
  • LEB 380.14 - Intellectual Property
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Legal aspects of protecting intellectual property, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights; the contractual licensing of these property rights and other legal aspects of technology. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.  
    LEB 380.14 - Allison, John (03475)
  • LEB 380.31 - Energy Law 
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Introduction to the legal issues facing energy-generating and energy service companies in a deregulating, though not fully deregulated, world. Includes the (de)regulation of generation, wholesale transactions, and retail service, as well as the contractual and other legal issues governing the commercial market for energy. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
    LEB 380.31 - Energy Law - Spence, David B (03485) (MEETS WITH P A 388K , EER 396)

Business, Government & Society (BGS)

  • BGS 370.1 - Energy Technology and Policy
    Restricted to students in a business major. Designed to give students an understanding of the broad context of energy production and consumption in the U.S. and the world. Discusses past energy trends and fundamentals of energy and power, including fossil fuels and renewable energy sources and technologies. Explores different energy resources, environmental impacts, and societal uses of energy, and concludes with an evaluation of future energy technology options.
    BGS 370.1 - Energy Technology and Policy (03130)
  • BGS 325 - Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Examines ethical aspects of the decision-making processes of managers and employees. Also explores responsibility of firms to society and other constituencies.
    BGS 325 - Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business - Jue (03125)
  • BGS 372 - Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

    Restricted to students in a McCombs School of Business major. A study of how corporations can engage in corporate social responsibility and sustainable activities to improve the world with strategic considerations kept in mind.

    BGS 372 - Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility - Richter (03135)
  • BGS 380 - Law and Economics of Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation

    Topic description: The law and economics of capital markets and financial intermediation. Topic description: Uses economic analysis to enable students to understand the institutional workings of the securities and investment business and its legal regulation (especially recent developments therein). Topics include securities trading and market regulation, banking and shadow banking, securitizations and asset-backed securities, broker-dealer duties and conflicts, and investment advisers and investment company regulation. Provides a good economic understanding of how and why the law applies to them once they are investment bankers, traders, or investment advisers.

    MEETS WITH LAW 379M.

    BGS 380 - LAW/ECON CAPTL MRKTS/FINCL INT- Spindler, James (03140)
  • BGS 380C - Strategic Corporate Communication

    Studies corporate efforts to inform, motivate, and persuade various constituencies, including investors, employees, communities, and regulators. Includes public relations, investor relations, and government relations. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

    BGS 380C - STRATEGIC CORPORATE COMMUNICATION - Patterson, Jeffery (03145) (Meets with P A 388K)
  • BGS 380D - Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

    A study of how corporations can engage in corporate social responsibility and sustainable activities to improve the world with strategic considerations kept in mind. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

    BGS 380D - STRATEGIC CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - RICHTER (03150) (MEETS WITH P A 388K)
  • BGS 381 Law, Ethics, & Corporate Social Responsibility

    Examines corporate responsibility issues and the tools necessary to manage relationships with external stakeholders such as governments, nongovernmental organizations, and communities in legal, political, and cultural contexts. Business, Government, and Society 381 and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 36: Law, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility) may not both be counted. Graduate Standing.

    BGS 381 - LAW, ETHICS, & CORP SOCL RESP - Meakin, Christopher (03155)
    BGS 381 - LAW, ETHICS, & CORP SOCL RESP - Meakin, Christopher (03160)

     

  • BGS 381L - Social & Ethical Responsibility of Business

    Examines ethical aspects of the managerial decision-making process and the application of fundamental ethical principles to business, legal, and social problems. Includes ethical implications of financial markets, race and gender discrimination, employee privacy, multinational business, and health, safety, environmental, and consumer issues. Business, Government, and Society 381L and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 1: Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and admission to the Master of Business Administration or the Master in Professional Accounting degree program.

    BGS 381L - SOCIAL & ETHICAL RESP OF BUSN - Bredeson (03165)

     

  • BGS 385W - Business, Government, and Public Policy-Wash. Campus 
    Restricted to students in the executive Master of Business Administration program. Studies the relationship between business and government throughout the formation and implementation of public policy; includes examination from economic, political, legal, and behavioral perspectives. Focuses primarily on the political, regulatory, and legal system of the United States and addresses issues covered further in the Washington Campus event, a week-long seminar with policy makers in Washington DC that precedes the course. Business, Government, and Society 385W and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 35: Business, Government, and Public Policy: Washington Campus) may not both be counted.
    BGS 385 - Busn, Govt, and Public Policy-Wash Campus - Werner, Timothy (03170)

Spring 2014

Legal Environment of Business (LEB)
  • LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics
    Restricted to students in a business major. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Pedersen, Fran (03265)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Pedersen, Fran (03280)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Pedersen, Fran (03290)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Bredeson, Dean (03295)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Landolt, Karen (03270)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Syska, Keith (03275)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Syska, Keith (03285)
     
  • LEB 320F - Foundations of Legal Environment of Business
    Introduction to the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. Not open to law students. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

    May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement. Restricted to nonbusiness students.

    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Thornley, Andrew (03245)
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Thornley, Andrew (03240)
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Thornley, Andrew (03235)
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Landolt, Karen (03245)
  • LEB 323H - Business Law and Ethics - Honors
    Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Ninety semester hours of college coursework, Accounting 312 or 312H, and credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.
    LEB 323H -Business Law and Ethics - Honors - Prentice, Robert (03305)
    LEB 323H -Business Law and Ethics - Honors - Meakin, Christopher (03300)
  • LEB 179 - Problems in Legal Environment of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Operations Management 179, 379, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H with a grade of at least C-; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.
  • LEB 363 - Real Estate Law

    An examination of law pertaining to estates and interests in land, conveyances and mortgages, brokers, easements, contracts, default and foreclosure.

    LEB 363 - REAL ESTATE LAW - Murray (03310)
  • LEB 379 - Problems in Legal Environment of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Operations Management 179, 379, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H with a grade of at least C-; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.
  • LEB 380.3 - Law of Commercial Real Estate Finance & Development
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. The legal framework of commercial real estate finance and development, including basic real estate law concepts, legal aspects of financing techniques and instruments, subdivision land-use controls, environmental regulation of real estate development, and other topics.
    LEB 380.3 - LAW OF COMMERCIAL R E FIN & DEV - Murray, Paula (03345)
  • LEB 380 - Legal Environment of Business
    Restricted to students in the Executive MBA program. Class meets January 3-4, 17-18; 31, February 1, 14-15, 28; March 1, 14-15, 28-29, and April 11-12 in ATT 106. Mandatory executive seminar May 4-10 taught in Beijing, China. Students must consult with department as travel and orientation dates may be in addition to these dates.
    LEB 380 - LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSN - Meakin, Christopher (03330)
  • LEB 380.4 - Law for Finance 
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Covers all aspects of securities regulation, including the legal responsibilities and liabilities of investment bankers, stock analysts, hedge fund managers, auditors, and other securities industry professionals; corporate disclosure requirements; public offering rules; insider trading; mergers and acquisitions; shareholder rights; and relevant ethical and global implications.  
    LEB 380.4 - Law for Finance - Prentice, Robert (03350)
  • LEB 380.17 - Liability & Reg of Accountants
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. State and federal regulations and tort and contract law principles that constrain accountants and create potential liability. Ethical and international dimensions are included where appropriate. Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 1) and 380 (Topic 17) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
    LEB 380.17 - Liability & Reg of Accountants - Ayeni, Gabriell (03355)
  • LEB 380.26 - Law for Entrepreneurs 
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Legal issues and principles affecting the business entrepreneur, including those related to formation of the appropriate type of business organization, capitalization, protection of personal assets from business liabilities, protection of innovative ideas, hiring key personnel, and related topics. Ethical and international dimensions are included where appropriate.
    LEB 380.26 - Law for Entrepreneurs - Meakin, Christopher (03360)
  • LEB 380.30 - Legal Environment of Business for MPA's

    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Introduction to the legal system, with particular emphasis on its applications to the accounting profession.
    Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Additional prerequisite: Admission to the Master in Professional Accounting program.
    LEB 380.30 - Legal Environment of Business for MPA's - Cross, Frank (03365)

Business, Government & Society (BGS)

  • BGS 325 - Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Examines ethical aspects of the decision-making processes of managers and employees. Also explores responsibility of firms to society and other constituencies.
    BGS 325 - Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business - Landolt, Karen (03145)
  • BGS 371 - Corporate Political Strategy
    A study of how the political and regulatory environment enables and constrains business activity and how individual firms and groups of firms can ethically yet effectively lobby legislatures, negotiate with regulators, create industry associations, make campaign contributions, and engage in other political activity to gain competitive advantage.

    BGS 371 - Corporate Political Strategy - Werner, Tim (03150)

  • BGS 381 - Law, Ethics, & Corporate Social Responsibility
    Examines corporate responsibility issues and the tools necessary to manage relationships with external stakeholders such as governments, nongovernmental organizations, and communities in legal, political, and cultural contexts. Business, Government, and Society 381 and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 36: Law, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility) may not both be counted. Graduate Standing.
    BGS 381 - LAW, ETHICS, & CORP SOCL RESP - Renbarger, Grace Fisher (03160)
    BGS 381 - LAW, ETHICS, & CORP SOCL RESP - Renbarger, Grace Fisher (03165)

    BGS 381 - LAW, ETHICS, & CORP SOCL RESP - Renbarger, Grace Fisher (03165)

  • BGS 381L - Social & Ethical Responsibility of Business

    Examines ethical aspects of the managerial decision-making process and the application of fundamental ethical principles to business, legal, and social problems. Includes ethical implications of financial markets, race and gender discrimination, employee privacy, multinational business, and health, safety, environmental, and consumer issues. Business, Government, and Society 381L and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 1: Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and admission to the Master of Business Administration or the Master in Professional Accounting degree program.

    BGS 381L - SOCIAL & ETHICAL RESP OF BUSN - Bredeson, Dean (03180)

    BGS 381L - SOCIAL & ETHICAL RESP OF BUSN - Bredeson, Dean (03185)

    BGS 381L - SOCIAL & ETHICAL RESP OF BUSN - Murray, Paula (03175) 

BGS and Government Partnership for Washington Campus Course

 

GOV 312L - Issues and Policies in American Government - UT/DC

Analysis of varying topics concerned with American political institutions and policies, including the United States Constitution. Fulfills second half of legislative requirement for government. May be taken for credit only once.

Prerequisite: Twenty-four semester hours of college coursework, including Government 310L, and a passing score on the reading section of the Texas Higher Education Assessment (THEA) test (or an appropriate assessment test). Offered on the letter-grade basis only. Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. Restricted to BBA students in The Washington Campus program. Class meets 6pm-9pm Wednesdays, March 19, April 2, 16, and 30. Mandatory trip May 19-23 taught in Washington, DC. Additional program fee of $1,350.00 charged for this section; contact the departmental program coordinator for more information. Please see the Washington campus site for more information.

Fall 2013

Legal Environment of Business (LEB)
  • LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics
    Restricted to students in a business major. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.
     
  • LEB 320F - Foundations of Legal Environment of Business
    Introduction to the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. Not open to law students. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

    May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement. Restricted to nonbusiness students.

    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Thornley, Andrew (03245)
  • LEB 323H - Business Law and Ethics - Honors
    Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Ninety semester hours of college coursework, Accounting 312 or 312H, and credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.
  • LEB 179 - Problems in Legal Environment of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Operations Management 179, 379, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H with a grade of at least C-; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.
  • LEB 363 - REAL ESTATE LAW

    An examination of law pertaining to estates and interests in land, conveyances and mortgages, brokers, easements, contracts, default and foreclosure.

    LEB 363 - REAL ESTATE LAW - Murray (03290)
  • LEB 379 - Problems in Legal Environment of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Operations Management 179, 379, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H with a grade of at least C-; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.
  • LEB 380 - TPCS LEGAL ENVIR OF BUSN - MEXICO
    Restricted to students in the executive MBA program in Mexico City. Mandatory orientation August 18-23 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center (Austin). Taught in Mexico City at the Tecnologico de Monterrey-Campus Santa Fe. Class meets September 6-8, 20-22, October 4-5, 18-19, November 1-2, 15-16, December 6-7, and 13-14. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    LEB 380 - TPCS LEGAL ENVIR OF BUSN - MEX - Meakin, Christopher (03305)
  • LEB 380.3 - LAW OF COMMERCIAL R E FIN & DEV
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. The legal framework of commercial real estate finance and development, including basic real estate law concepts, legal aspects of financing techniques and instruments, subdivision land-use controls, environmental regulation of real estate development, and other topics.
  • LEB 380.8 - LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSN
    Restricted to students admitted to the evening MBA program. Mandatory orientation seminar Saturday August 24-August 26. Class meets Tuesdays September 3, 10, 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, and 10 in GSB 3.138. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    LEB 380.8 - LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF BUSN - Meakin, Christopher (03310)
  • LEB 380.14 - Intellectual Property
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Legal aspects of protecting intellectual property, including patents, trade secrets, trademarks, and copyrights; the contractual licensing of these property rights and other legal aspects of technology. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.  
    LEB 380.14 - Allison, John (03315)
  • LEB 380.17 - Liability & Reg of Accountants
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. State and federal regulations and tort and contract law principles that constrain accountants and create potential liability. Ethical and international dimensions are included where appropriate. Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 1) and 380 (Topic 17) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
    LEB 380.17 - Liability & Reg of Accountants - Ayeni, Gabriell (03320)
  • LEB 380.31 - Energy Law 
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Introduction to the legal issues facing energy-generating and energy service companies in a deregulating, though not fully deregulated, world. Includes the (de)regulation of generation, wholesale transactions, and retail service, as well as the contractual and other legal issues governing the commercial market for energy. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
    LEB 380.31 - Energy Law - Spence, David B (03325) (MEETS WITH P A 388K , EER 396)

Business, Government & Society (BGS)

  • BGS 370.1 - Energy Technology and Policy
    Restricted to students in a business major. Designed to give students an understanding of the broad context of energy production and consumption in the U.S. and the world. Discusses past energy trends and fundamentals of energy and power, including fossil fuels and renewable energy sources and technologies. Explores different energy resources, environmental impacts, and societal uses of energy, and concludes with an evaluation of future energy technology options.
  • BGS 325 - Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Examines ethical aspects of the decision-making processes of managers and employees. Also explores responsibility of firms to society and other constituencies.
  • BGS 372 - Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

    Restricted to students in a McCombs School of Business major. A study of how corporations can engage in corporate social responsibility and sustainable activities to improve the world with strategic considerations kept in mind.

    BGS 372 - Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility - Richter (03135)
  • BGS 380 - Law and Economics of Capital Markets and Financial Intermediation

    Topic description: The law and economics of capital markets and financial intermediation. Topic description: Uses economic analysis to enable students to understand the institutional workings of the securities and investment business and its legal regulation (especially recent developments therein). Topics include securities trading and market regulation, banking and shadow banking, securitizations and asset-backed securities, broker-dealer duties and conflicts, and investment advisers and investment company regulation. Provides a good economic understanding of how and why the law applies to them once they are investment bankers, traders, or investment advisers.

    MEETS WITH LAW 379M.

    BGS 380 - LAW/ECON CAPTL MRKTS/FINCL INT- Spindler, James (03140)
  • BGS 380C - Strategic Corporate Communication

    Studies corporate efforts to inform, motivate, and persuade various constituencies, including investors, employees, communities, and regulators. Includes public relations, investor relations, and government relations. Prerequisite: Graduate Standing.

    BGS 380C - STRATEGIC CORPORATE COMMUNICATION - Patterson, Jeffery (03145) (Meets with P A 388K)
  • BGS 380D - Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility

    A study of how corporations can engage in corporate social responsibility and sustainable activities to improve the world with strategic considerations kept in mind. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor. Offered on the letter-grade basis only.

    BGS 380D - STRATEGIC CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - RICHTER (03150) (MEETS WITH P A 388K)
  • BGS 381 Law, Ethics, & Corporate Social Responsibility

    Examines corporate responsibility issues and the tools necessary to manage relationships with external stakeholders such as governments, nongovernmental organizations, and communities in legal, political, and cultural contexts. Business, Government, and Society 381 and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 36: Law, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility) may not both be counted. Graduate Standing.

    BGS 381 - LAW, ETHICS, & CORP SOCL RESP - Meakin, Christopher (03155)
    BGS 381 - LAW, ETHICS, & CORP SOCL RESP - Meakin, Christopher (03160)

     

  • BGS 381L - Social & Ethical Responsibility of Business

    Examines ethical aspects of the managerial decision-making process and the application of fundamental ethical principles to business, legal, and social problems. Includes ethical implications of financial markets, race and gender discrimination, employee privacy, multinational business, and health, safety, environmental, and consumer issues. Business, Government, and Society 381L and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 1: Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and admission to the Master of Business Administration or the Master in Professional Accounting degree program.

    BGS 381L - SOCIAL & ETHICAL RESP OF BUSN - Bredeson (03165)

     

  • BGS 385W - Business, Government, and Public Policy-Wash. Campus 
    Restricted to students in the executive Master of Business Administration program. Studies the relationship between business and government throughout the formation and implementation of public policy; includes examination from economic, political, legal, and behavioral perspectives. Focuses primarily on the political, regulatory, and legal system of the United States and addresses issues covered further in the Washington Campus event, a week-long seminar with policy makers in Washington DC that precedes the course. Business, Government, and Society 385W and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 35: Business, Government, and Public Policy: Washington Campus) may not both be counted.
    BGS 385 - Busn, Govt, and Public Policy-Wash Campus - Werner, Timothy (03170)

Summer 2013

Legal Environment of Business
  • LEB F323 - Business Law and Ethics
    Restricted to students in a business major. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.
  • LEB F363 Real Estate Law
    Restricted to students in a business major. Law pertaining to estates and interests in land, conveyances and mortgages, brokers, easements, contracts, default and foreclosure. Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H, or consent of instructor. Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. Restricted to students in the McCombs School of Business Undergraduate Energy Management Program. Class Meets June 6-July 3.
  • LEB S320F Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business
    Not open to law students. Introduction to the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.
  • LEB S323 Business Law and Ethics-UK
    Restricted to students in a business major. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement. Taught in Edinburgh, Scotland. Study abroad. Class meets June 24-July 25.
  • LEB S323 Oil and Gas Law
    Restricted to students in a business major. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H with a grade of at least C-. Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Restricted to students in the McCombs School of Business Undergraduate Energy Management Program. Class Meets July 8-August 1.

Business, Government & Society

  • BGS F370 Oil/Gas Exploration for Nontechnical Personnel
    Restricted to students in a business major. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic. Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Restricted to students in the McCombs School of Business Undergraduate Energy Management Program. Class Meets June 6-July 3.

Spring 2013

Legal Environment of Business (LEB)
  • LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics
    Restricted to students in a business major. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Bredeson, Dean (03180)
  • LEB 320F - Foundations of Legal Environment of Business
    Introduction to the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. Not open to law students. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

    May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement. Restricted to nonbusiness students.

  • LEB 323H - Business Law and Ethics - Honors
    Restricted to students admitted to the McCombs School of Business Honors Program. Role of law in society; introduction to legal reasoning, dispute resolution, judicial process, constitutional law, agency, torts, government regulations; business ethics; study of contracts. Legal Environment of Business 323 and 323H may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Ninety semester hours of college coursework, Accounting 312 or 312H, and credit or registration for Business Administration 324 or 324H. May be counted toward the ethics and leadership flag requirement.
  • LEB 179 - Problems in Legal Environment of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Operations Management 179, 379, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H with a grade of at least C-; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.
  • LEB 379 - Problems in Legal Environment of Business
    Restricted to students in a business major. Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Finance 179C, 379C, International Business 179C, 379C, Legal Environment of Business 179, 379, Management 179C, 379C, Management Information Systems 179, 379, Marketing 179C, 379C, Operations Management 179, 379, Real Estate 179C, 379C, Risk Management 179, 379. Prerequisite: Eighteen semester hours of coursework in business and economics, six of which must be upper-division; Legal Environment of Business 323 or 323H with a grade of at least C-; and consent of instructor. A student registering for this course must obtain written approval from the department chair's office, on forms provided for that purpose, before the first meeting of the course.
  • LEB 180 - Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Restricted to students in the evening MBA program. Topic description: Ethical aspects of the managerial decision-making process; application of fundamental ethical principles to business, legal, and social problems. Ethical implications of financial markets; race and gender discrimination; employee privacy; health, safety, environmental, and consumer issues; and multinational business firms. Class meets January 15-February 12.
    LEB 180 - Socl/Eth Responsibil of Busn - Meakin, Christopher (03225)
  • LEB 380 - Legal & Ethical Environment of Business
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Restricted to students in the executive MBA program. Taught in Austin at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center in ATT M1056. Class meets January 4-5, 18-19; February 1-2, 15-16; March 1-2, 15-16, 29-30; and April 12-13. Mandatory international seminar May 4-10 in Beijing, China.
    LEB 380 - Socl/Eth Responsibil of Busn - Cross, Frank (03230)
  • LEB 380 - Topics in Legal Environment of Business - Houston
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Restricted to students in the MBA program in Houston. Taught in Houston at the UT Health Science Center. Class meets January 4-5, 11-12, 25-26; February 8-9, 22-23; March 8-9, 22-23; April 5-6, 12-13, and 26-27.
    LEB 380 - TPCS Legal Envir of Busn - Hou - Meakin, Christopher (03235)
    LEB 380 - TPCS Legal Envir of Busn - Hou - Meakin, Christopher (03240)
  • LEB 380.4 - Law for Finance
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Covers all aspects of securities regulation, including the legal responsibilities and liabilities of investment bankers, stock analysts, hedge fund managers, auditors, and other securities industry professionals; corporate disclosure requirements; public offering rules; insider trading; mergers and acquisitions; shareholder rights; and relevant ethical and global implications. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
    LEB 380.4 - Law for Finance - Prentice, Robert (03245)
  • LEB 380.17 - Liability & Reg of Accountants
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. State and federal regulations and tort and contract law principles that constrain accountants and create potential liability. Ethical and international dimensions are included where appropriate. Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 1) and 380 (Topic 17) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
    LEB 380.17 - Liability & Reg of Accountants - Donelson, Dain (03248)
  • LEB 380.26 - Law for Entrepreneurs
    Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Legal issues and principles affecting the business entrepreneur, including those related to formation of the appropriate type of business organization, capitalization, protection of personal assets from business liabilities, protection of innovative ideas, hiring key personnel, and related topics. Ethical and international dimensions are included where appropriate. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
    LEB 380.26 - Law for Entrepreneurs - Meakin, Christopher (03255)

Business, Government & Society (BGS)

  • BGS 370 - Corporate Political Strategy
    Topic description: Studies how the political and regulatory environment enables and constrains business activity and how individual firms and groups of firms can ethically yet effectively lobby legislatures, negotiate with regulators, create industry associations, make campaign contributions, and engage in other political activity to gain competitive advantage.
  • BGS 380 - Corporate Political Strategy

    Topic description: Studies how the political and regulatory environment enables and constrains business activity and how individual firms and groups of firms can ethically yet effectively lobby legislatures, negotiate with regulators, create industry associations, make campaign contributions, and engage in other political activity to gain competitive advantage.

    MEETS WITH P A 388K , LAW 379M.

    BGS 380 - Corporate Political Strategy - Werner (03055)

     

  • BGS 381 LAW, ETHICS, & CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

    Examines corporate responsibility issues and the tools necessary to manage relationships with external stakeholders such as governments, nongovernmental organizations, and communities in legal, political, and cultural contexts. Business, Government, and Society 381 and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 36: Law, Ethics, and Corporate Social Responsibility) may not both be counted. Graduate Standing.

    BGS 381 - LAW, ETHICS, & CORP SOCL RESP - Renbarger, Grace (03060)
    BGS 381 - LAW, ETHICS, & CORP SOCL RESP - Renbarger, Grace (03065)
    BGS 381 - LAW, ETHICS, & CORP SOCL RESP - Spence, David (03070)

     

  • BGS 381L - SOCIAL & ETHICAL RESPONSIBILITY OF BUSINESS

    Examines ethical aspects of the managerial decision-making process and the application of fundamental ethical principles to business, legal, and social problems. Includes ethical implications of financial markets, race and gender discrimination, employee privacy, multinational business, and health, safety, environmental, and consumer issues. Business, Government, and Society 381L and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 1: Social and Ethical Responsibility of Business) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Graduate standing, and admission to the Master of Business Administration or the Master in Professional Accounting degree program.

    BGS 381L - SOCIAL & ETHICAL RESP OF BUSN - Bredeson (03075)
    BGS 381L - SOCIAL & ETHICAL RESP OF BUSN - Bredeson (03080)
    BGS 381L - SOCIAL & ETHICAL RESP OF BUSN - Bredeson (03085)

     

  • BGS 385 - BUSINESS, GOVERNMENT, AND PUBLIC POLICY
    Topic description: Studies the relationship between business and government throughout the policy process and examines the constitutional constraints that affect businesses across different political and legal systems. Explores ethical issues of the role of business in the policy process. Business, Government, and Society 385 and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 34: Business, Government, and Public Policy) may not both be counted.
    BGS 385 - Busn, Govt, and Public Policy - Spitzer, Matthew (03090)

Summer 2012

Course Syllabi

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