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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 Ian Ishak at 512-232-6754. For graduate syllabi not provided it may be best to contact the faculty member directly.

Summer 2015

Legal Environment of Business
  • LEB F323 - Business Law and Ethics
    Offered on a letter-grade basis only. An investigation of the 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. Restricted to students in a McCombs School of Business major.
    LEB F323 - Business Law and Ethics – Landolt, Karen
  • LEB S323 - Business Law and Ethics-GBR
    Hour(s) to be arranged. Offered on a letter-grade basis only. Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. An investigation of the 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. Restricted to students in a McCombs School of Business major. Class meets June 22-July 23. Faculty-led Abroad Program taught in Edinburgh, Scotland. Students must consult with department as travel and orientation dates may be in addition to these dates.
    LEB S323 Business Law and Ethics-GBR – Spence, David and Prentice, Robert.
  • LEB W320F - Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business-WB
    Hour(s) to be arranged. Introduction to the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. May not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Restricted to non-McCombs School of Business majors. Not open to law students. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Taught as a Web-based course. Exam proctoring software requires computer with microphone and webcam.
    LEB W320F - Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business-WB - Bredeson, Dean
  • LEB N370-13 – Contracts & Real Property
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. General real property interests, including land, mineral, and riparian interests. Subjects include duty of landowners; nonpossessory interest in real property; fixtures; liens; co-ownership of real property; the real estate contract; the broker's listing agreements; deeds; and mortgages. Legal Environment of Business 363 and 370 (Topic 13) may not both be counted. Restricted enrollment; contact the Energy Management and Innovation Center for permission to register. Prerequisite: Thirty semester hours of undergraduate coursework, or consent of instructor.
    LEB N370-13 – Contracts & Real Property - Murray, Paula
  • LEB N370-14 - Oil and Gas Law
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Ownership interests in the oil and gas mineral estate. Subjects include conveyance and partition of the mineral estate; trespass and third party claims; and oil and gas lease provisions. Legal Environment of Business 370 (Topic 14) and 372 may not both be counted. Restricted enrollment; contact the Energy Management and Innovation Center for permission to register. Prerequisite: Thirty semester hours of undergraduate coursework, or consent of instructor. Additional prerequisite: For non-energy management or non-public policy program students, consent of instructor.
    LEB N370-14 - Oil and Gas Law - Pedersen, Frances
  • LEB S380.7 - Corporation Law
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Legal framework for the formation and operation of partnerships and corporations, including limited liability partnerships and limited liability corporations; introduction to securities regulation concepts such as insider trading, mergers, and acquisitions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    LEB S380.7 - Corporation Law –Thornley, Andrew.
  • LEB F380.13 - Commercial Transactions
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. A comprehensive study of the legal framework for business transactions, including bailments, sales of goods, commercial paper, lender liability, bank-customer relationships, secured transactions, creditor rights, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    LEB F380.13 - Commercial Transactions - Thornley, Andrew
  • LEB F380.17 – Legal & Ethical Environment of Accounting
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. 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. Restricted to students in the Master in Professional Accounting program.
    LEB F380-17 – Legal & Ethical Environment of Accounting – Jue, Stephanie.
  • LEB F180 – Business Ethics-I-DAL
    Hour(s) to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Restricted to cohort I students in the MBA Program in Dallas. Taught at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Class meets May 8-9, 15-16, and June 5-6.
    LEB F180 – Business Ethics I-DAL – Pedersen, Frances.
  • LEB F180 – Business Ethics-II-DAL
    Hour(s) to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Restricted to cohort II students in the MBA Program in Dallas. Taught at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Class meets May 8-9, 15-16, and June 5-6.
    LEB F180 – Business Ethics II-DAL – Pedersen, Frances.
  • LEB F180 – Business Ethics-I-HOU
    Hour(s) to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Restricted to cohort I students in the MBA Program in Houston. Taught at UT Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing in Houston, Texas. Class meets May 8-9, 15-16, and June 5-6.
    LEB F180 – Business Ethics I-HOU – Meakin, Christopher.
  • LEB F180 – Business Ethics-II-HOU
    Hour(s) to be arranged. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Restricted to cohort II students in the MBA Program in Houston. Taught at UT Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing in Houston, Texas. Class meets May 8-9, 15-16, and June 5-6.
    LEB F180 – Business Ethics II-HOU – Meakin, Christopher
  • LEB N380 – Legal Environment of Business-I-DAL
    Hour(s) to be arranged. Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Restricted to cohort I students in the MBA Program in Dallas. Taught at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Class meets May 8-9, 15-16; and June 5-6, 12-13, 26-27. Class also meets July 10-11 at AT&T Conference Center.
    LEB N380 – Legal Environment of Business-I-DAL – Murray, Paula.
  • LEB N380 – Legal Environment of Business-II-DAL
    Hour(s) to be arranged. Restricted enrollment; contact the department for permission to register for this class. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Restricted to cohort I students in the MBA Program in Dallas. Taught at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Class meets May 8-9, 15-16; and June 5-6, 12-13, 26-27. Class also meets July 10-11 at AT&T Conference Center.
    LEB N380 – Legal Environment of Business-II-DAL – Murray, Paula.

Business, Government & Society

  • BGS F370-10 - Nontechnical Exploration & Production
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Introduction to the oil and gas exploration and production business for nontechnical personnel. Subjects include prospect generation and leasing, drilling, production, processing, transportation, and closing out a project. Business Government and Society 370 (Topic: Oil and Gas Exploration for Nontechnical Personnel) and 370 (Topic 10) may not both be counted. Restricted enrollment; contact the Energy Management and Innovation Center for permission to register. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic. Additional prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
    BGS F370-10 - Nontechnical Exploration & Production – Bommer, Paul.
  • BGS S381L - 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. Restricted to students admitted to the Master in Professional Accounting program. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    BGS S381L - Social & Ethical Responsibility of Business - Bredeson, Dean

Spring 2015

Legal Environment of Business (LEB)
  • LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics
    Restricted to students in a business major. An investigation of the 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 (02975)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Pedersen, Fran (02985)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Pedersen, Fran (02990)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Allison, John (02970)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics - Allison, John (02980)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics – Landolt, Karen (02960)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics – Murray, Paula (02995)
    LEB 323 - Business Law and Ethics – Landolt, Karen (02965)
     
  • LEB 320F - Foundations of Legal Environment of Business (WEB)
    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. Taught in a web-based course.

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

    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn-WB - Bredeson, Dean (02935)
  • 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 (02940)
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn - Thornley, Andrew (02945)
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn – Thornley, Andrew (02955)
    LEB 320F - Founds of Legal Envir of Busn – Jue, Stephanie (02950)
  • 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 (03000)
    LEB 323H -Business Law and Ethics - Honors - Prentice, Robert (03005)
  • LEB 179 - Independent Research in the 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 179 – Independent Rsch Legl Env Busn (03015)
  • 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. Legal Environment of Business 363 and 370 (Topic 13: Contracts and Real Property) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Thirty semester hours of undergraduate coursework, or consent of instructor.

    LEB 363 – Real Estate Law – Murray, Paula (03010)
  • LEB 379 - Independent Research in the 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 – Independent Rsch Legl Env Busn (03020)
  • LEB 180 - Business Ethics
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Restricted to students in the Texas 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 13, 20, 27; February 3, 10, and 17.
    LEB 180 – Business Ethics – Renbarger, Grace (03025)
  • LEB 380 - Topics in the Legal Environment of Business – UT/China
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Restricted to students in the Executive MBA program. Class meets January 9-10; 23-24; February 6-7, 20-21; March 6-7, 20-21; April 3-4, and 17-18 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. Mandatory Executive Seminar May 3-9 in Beijing, China. Students must consult with department as travel and orientation dates may be in addition to these dates.
    LEB 380 - Tpcs Legal Envir of Busn-UT/CHN - Meakin, Christopher (03030)
  • LEB 380 - Topics in the Legal Environment of Business - Houston
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Restricted to students in the MBA program in Houston. Class meets January 9-10, 23-24, 30-31; February 13-14, 27-28; March 6-7, 20-21, 27-28; April 10-11, and 24-25. Taught at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in Houston, Texas.
    LEB 380 - Tpcs Legal Envir of Busn-HOU - Meakin, Christopher (03035)
    LEB 380 - Tpcs Legal Envir of Busn-HOU - Meakin, Christopher (03040)
  • LEB 380.17 - Legal and Ethical Environment of Accounting
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. 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.
    LEB 380.17 – Leg & Ethical Env of Acct – Jue, Stephanie (03045)
  • LEB 380.26 - Law for Entrepreneurs
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. 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
    LEB 380.26 – Law for Entrepreneurs, Meakin, Christopher (03050)
  • LEB 380.30 - Legal Environment of Business for MPAs
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. 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 Envir Busn for MPA’s – Cross, Frank (03055)

Business, Government & Society (BGS)

  • BGS 370 - Ethic, CSR, & Service Learning
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic. Topic description: This course will examine why seemingly good people sometimes make unethical choices. It will explore real-life ethical dilemmas, challenge our decision-making processes, and seek to describe our ideal behavior for the future. As an Academic Service Learning course, it will partner with corporations (like Google, Inc.), the City of Austin, local non-profits, and other local universities to engage in service projects, giving students the opportunity to use real-life problems and tasks to increase learning breadth, depth, and retention. Restricted to students in a business major.
    BGS 370 - Ethic, CSR, & Service Learning – Landolt, Karen (02809)
  • BGS 370 - Global Political Economy
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic. Topic description: Explores how firms can successfully integrate their traditional strategies with non-market strategy in the global arena (e.g., how to successfully engage with international non-market actors such as foreign governments, regulators, political parties, NGOs, the media, etc.). Students will obtain the necessary tools to craft successful, integrated firm strategies in diverse institutional and political environments.
    BGS 370 – Global Political Economy – Gawande, Kishore (02810)
  • BGS 371 - Corporate Political Strategy
    Offered on a letter-grade basis only. 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. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
    BGS 371 – Corporate Political Strategy – Werner, Timothy (02815)
  • BGS 373 - Strategic Corporate Communication
    Offered on a letter-grade basis only. Studies corporate efforts to inform, motivate, and persuade various constituencies, including investors, employees, communities, and regulators. Subjects include public relations, investor relations, and government relations. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.
    BGS 373 – Strategic Corp Comm – Patterson, Jeffrey (02820)
  • BGS 179 - Independent Research in Business, Government, and Society
    Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Business Government and Society 179, 379, 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: Sophomore standing, consent of instructor, and written approval from the department chair's office, before the first meeting of the course, on forms available in the department office for that purpose.
    BGS 179 – Independent Rsch Legl Env Busn (02825)
  • BGS 379 - Independent Research in Business, Government, and Society
    Only two of the following may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration: Accounting 179C, 379C, Business Government and Society 179, 379, 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: Sophomore standing, consent of instructor, and written approval from the department chair's office, before the first meeting of the course, on forms available in the department office for that purpose.
    LEB 379 – Independent Rsch Legl Env Busn (02830)
  • BGS 380 - Global Political Economy
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic. Topic description: Explores how firms can successfully integrate their traditional strategies with non-market strategy in the global arena (e.g., how to successfully engage with international non-market actors such as foreign governments, regulators, political parties, NGOs, the media, etc.). Students will obtain the necessary tools to craft successful, integrated firm strategies in diverse institutional and political environments.
    BGS 380 – Global Political Economy – Gawande, Kishore (02840)
  • 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. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; additional prerequisites vary with the topic.

    MEETS WITH LAW 379M.

    BGS 380 - Law/Econ Captl Mrkts/Fincl Int- Spindler, James (02845)
  • BGS 281 - 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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Class meets Mondays March 2, 9, 23, 30; and April 6, 13, 20, 27. Restricted to students in the Evening MBA program.

    BGS 281 - Law, Ethics, & Corp Socl Resp – Renbarger, Grace (02850)

     

  • 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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    BGS 381 - Law, Ethics, & Corp Socl Resp – Renbarger, Grace (02855)
    BGS 381 - Law, Ethics, & Corp Socl Resp – Renbarger, Grace (02860)

     

  • 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. Restricted to students admitted to the Master in Professional Accounting program. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Class meets January 5-February 13.

    BGS 381L – Social & Ethical Resp of Busn – Bredeson, Dean (02865)
    BGS 381L – Social & Ethical Resp of Busn – Bredeson, Dean (02870)

     

  • BGS 381M - 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 381M and Legal Environment of Business 380 (Topic 1) may not both be counted. Restricted to students in the Master of Business Administration program. Prerequisite: Graduate standing

    BGS 381M – Social & Ethical Resp of Busn – Murray, Paula (02875)
  • BGS 382 – Corporate Political Strategy

    Offered on a letter-grade basis only. 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. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

    BGS 382 – Corporate Political Strategy – Werner, Timothy (02880)

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)

Summer 2014

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 F323 - Business Law and Ethics - Pedersen, Fran
  • 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 F363 - Real Estate Law - Murray, Paula
  • 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 S320F - Foundations of the Legal Environment of Business - Bredeson, Dean
  • 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 Business Law and Ethics-UK - Meakin, Christopher and Murray, Paula
  • 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.
    LEB S323 - Oil and Gas Law - Pedersen, Frances
  • LEB F380.17 - Liability & Reg of Accountants
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. 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. Restricted to students in the Master in Professional Accounting program.
    LEB F380-17 - Liability and Reg of Accountants - TBD
  • LEB s380.7 - Corporation Law
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. Legal framework for the formation and operation of partnerships and corporations, including limited liability partnerships and limited liability corporations; introduction to securities regulation concepts such as insider trading, mergers, and acquisitions. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. Class meets July 14-August 1.
    LEB S380.7 - Corporation Law - Cross, Frank
  • LEB s380.13 - Commercial Transactions
    May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Selected topics on legal constraints affecting managerial decision making and business behavior. A comprehensive study of the legal framework for business transactions, including bailments, sales of goods, commercial paper, lender liability, bank-customer relationships, secured transactions, creditor rights, and bankruptcy. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
    LEB s380.13 - Commercial Transactions - Thornley, Andrew

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.
    BGS F370 - Oil/Gas Exploration for Nontechnical Personnel
  • BGS S381L - Social & Ethical Resp 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 S381L Social & Ethical Resp of Business - Bredeson, Dean

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