CEA Course: Business

BUS310 Latin American Business Environments: The Case of Argentina

The course presents an overview of the practical challenges and opportunities of conducting business in Latin America generally with a specific focus on the case of in Argentina. The course initiates you to the political and economic environment in which businesses have historically worked and provides insight into specific issues and themes related to Argentine management culture including the role of culture on core business functions such as human resource management and marketing. Prerequisites: One two-hundred or two one-hundred level courses in the subject area(s) of instruction. Credits: 3. Also offered as: BUS310SHA Asian Business Environments: The Case of China.

BUS320 International Business

The theme of the course is globalization, which is discussed first through a historical perspective by reviewing International Business theory, and then through our reading of Thomas Friedman´s The World is Flat, and finally by reading additional news articles and by watching related audiovisuals offered during the course. Additional fee applies. Credits: 3 Also offered as: SPN399A International Business taught in Spanish

BUS321 The Globalization of Markets

This course provides a broad survey of the theoretical and practical aspects of international business practices, especially European, and explores the major international forces that affect them: financial, economic and socio-economic, physical, socio-cultural, political, legal, labor, competitive, and distributive. Credits: 3

BUS330 Cross-Cultural Management

This course examines and analyzes what constitutes both real leadership and effective managerial technique in today's cross-cultural environment of global business. In-class debate and cross-cultural case study analysis demonstrate the role culture and tradition play in devising and implementing effective international management strategies. Prerequisite: Basic management, organizational behavior or psychology is advised. Credits: 3

BUS331 Theory & Practice of Management

The course is a realistic view of management through the identification of current issues and problems and the examination of future trends. Students learn critical thinking/problem solving skills associated with high performance in organizations. Prerequisite: Major and/or Minor in Business, Management, International Marketing, International Business or International Relations. Credits: 3

BUS332 Entrepreneurship: The Art of Creative Business

This course analyzes the different mindsets and behaviors of effective entrepreneurs. Through lectures, case studies, teamwork and dialogues with local business figures, students develop the skills required to create new business ideas, to put those ideas into action, and to structure a formal document (the business plan). Credits: 3

BUS 333 Show Me the Money! - The Business & Marketing of Sport

This course applies business perspectives for analyzing the world of mediated professional sport and draws upon the supporting fields of marketing, advertising, finance commercial strategy and mass communication to demonstrate how corporate business models determine the contemporary culture and profits of professional sports within the new global order. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in Business, Marketing, Communications, Media Studies or with the approval of the instructor. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3 Crosslisted as MKT333.

BUS334 Basic Operations Management

This introductory course on the field of operations, supply chain management, and the strategic implications of the many decisions faced by operations managers, is taught in Italy and boosts your appreciation of global operations management issues through emphasis on the experience of both international and Italian organizations. Prerequisites: None. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3 Cross listed as MIS224.


This course explores the emergence of the NGO as a key socioeconomic player at national and international levels and analyzes the critical tasks and challenges of administering and managing NGO's for advocacy, policy reform, and social change. Prerequisites: Two introductory courses in business, international relations, political science or relevant professional experience. Language of Instruction: English. Credits: 3

BUS337 Family Business and Entrepreneurship

The Family Business model is relevant to all economies, both developed and developing. For example, in Europe 67% of all employees are employed in Family Businesses (Pozza, 2009). Students will become familiar with the entrepreneurship process through which a small business is created, and they will be guided through an examination of the challenges of managing small firms and an exploration of the realities of achieving growth. The course will also address the anatomy of Family Businesses looking at Management Structure, Control Mechanisms, Strategy Formation, Growth Strategy, Supply Chain Relationships, Financial Structure and Culture of Family Business. The following topics will be covered: family ownership (FIAT), family involvement in management (Ferrero) and the influence of a family over a business (including the legacy of a Family Business)(Gucci). Finally, the course will be reinforced with case studies and visits to Family Businesses located in the Florence surroundings. Prerequisites: Two one-hundred or one two-hundred level course(s) in the subject area(s) of instruction. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3.

BUS350 Corporate Social Responsibility

A comparative Euro-American analysis emphasizing the very real ethical dilemmas the business world faces, this course investigates the costs of trade, corporate responsibility, competitive pricing, government regulation, and multinational corporate governance. The use of specific case studies is crucial to understanding the ethical context in which business practice must take place. Credits: 3

BUS351 Business Ethics & Management in a Global Context

Students will be introduced to the contemporary issues of ethics, morality and social responsibility that face the business community. Each student will develop a cultural awareness and understand the role of ethics and social responsibility in business, finance, operations, planning and strategy. Credits: 3

BUS353 The Business of Food

This interdisciplinary course explores how contemporary production and consumption of world-sourced foods challenges the diet, nutrition, and health of world populations which, in turn, requires us to re-evaluate the local food choices we make as well as the ethical basis we use to make them. Prerequisites: Introductory courses in Business, Sociology, Politics, Global Studies, Environmental Sciences, Health Sciences, or Nutrition. Language of instruction: English. Credits: 3. Cross listed with SOC353.