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Public & Nonprofit Management B.S.B

Strategic Management & Entrepreneur
Curtis L. Carlson School of Management
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 75 to 79
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Business
The nonprofit sector is one of the most important components of American life, yet one of the most misunderstood. Nonprofit organizations vary enormously in scope and scale, ranging from grassroots charitable groups, to multimillion dollar foundations, universities, and health care organizations. There is little doubt that every American is directly or indirectly touched by the services of nonprofits in their daily life. The nonprofit major blends general management-focused courses from the Carlson School with nonprofit-focused courses from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. All students complete an additional major within Carlson; therefore, every student is able to apply their functional specialty of business to the intricacies of the nonprofit sector.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Freshman and transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 3.00 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 3.00 transferring from outside the University
Students in the school have no restrictions on declaring the major, but must complete the five tool courses before continuing with the major requirements. Students from outside of the school must meet overall admission standards to enter this major, including completion of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and calculus prior to admission. Transfer students will also need to complete statistics and financial accounting before starting on the major coursework, but may do so after admission.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Tool Courses
Microeconomics
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
Macroeconomics
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics (3.0 cr)
or APEC 1102H - Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics (4.0 cr)
Calculus
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1271 - Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I [MATH] (4.0 cr)
Statistics
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
Accounting
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
This major may only be completed as a second major within the Carlson School.
Lower Division Requirements
Psychology
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 1001H - Honors Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
Management
Students who enter the program as freshmen or sophomores take MGMT 1001. Students who transfer in as juniors take MGMT 3001 instead.
MGMT 1001 - Contemporary Management (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 1001H - Honors: Contemporary Management (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
Corporate Responsibility & Ethics
MGMT 1005 - Corporate Responsibility and Ethics [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or MGMT 1005H - Corporate Responsibility and Ethics [CIV] (3.0 cr)
Career Skills
BA 3000 - Career Skills (1.0 cr)
Immersion Core
Students complete the immersion core as a cohort.
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy (3.0 cr)
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
or FINA 3001H - Honors: Finance Fundamentals (3.0 cr)
Additional Core Requirements
Human Resources
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
or HRIR 3021H - Honors: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations (3.0 cr)
or IBUS 3021 - Human Resources Management in Australia (4.0 cr)
Information Systems
IDSC 3001 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business (3.0 cr)
or IDSC 3001H - Honors: Information Systems for Business Processes and Management (3.0 cr)
Managerial Accounting
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting (3.0 cr)
or IBUS 3002 - Managerial Accounting in Argentina and Chile (4.0 cr)
Business Communication
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
or IBUS 3033W - Business Communication in Spain [WI] (4.0 cr)
Major requirements
PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (3.0 cr)
PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance (3.0 cr)
MGMT 4000 - Social Venturing in Action (4.0 cr)
Nonprofit elective
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PA 3002 - Basic Methods of Policy Analysis [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· PA 3990 - General Topics in Public Policy (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PA 4144 - Social Entrepreneurship (3.0 cr)
· PA 5123 - Philanthropy in America: History, Practice, and Trends (3.0 cr)
Business Elective
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GCC 3003 - Grand Challenge: Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3005 - Grand Challenge: Global Venture Design - What Impact Will You Make? [GP] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3011 - Grand Challenge: Pathways to Renewable Energy [TS] (3.0 cr)
· GCC 3014 - Grand Challenge: The Future of Work and Life in the 21st Century [TS] (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 4100 - Topics in Management (2.0-4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
or IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change (2.0 cr)
or IBUS 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4008 - Entrepreneurial Management (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4040 - Negotiation Strategies (4.0 cr)
· PA 5920 - Skills Workshop (0.5-4.0 cr)
International Experience
Students must complete an international experience as part of the program requirements. Short-term or semester-length programs may be used to meet this requirement. Students participate in International Experience (IE) 101 early in their program to begin planning.
Upper-division Writing Intensive within the major
Students are required to take one upper-division writing intensive course within the major. If that requirement has not been satisfied within the core major requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
· IBUS 3033W - Business Communication in Spain [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning [WI] (4.0 cr)
 
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ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
APEC 1101H - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy. prereq: Honors student, proficiency in high school algebra
ECON 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00020 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102/1105/1112
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aggregate consumption, saving, investment, and national income. Role of money, banking, and business cycles in domestic and world economy. International trade, growth, and development. U.S. economy and its role in the world economy. International interdependencies among nations. prereq: [1101 or equiv], knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1102 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00323 - ApEc 1102ApEc 1102H/Econ 1102
Typically offered: Every Spring
Unemployment/inflation, measures of national income, macro models, fiscal policy/problems. Taxes and the national debt. Money/banking, monetary policy/problems. Poverty and income distribution. International trade and exchange rates. Economic growth/development. prereq: 1101 or Econ 1101
APEC 1102H - Honors: Principles of Macroeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00323 - ApEc 1102/Econ 1102
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Measuring/describing an economy. Macroeconomic phenomena, including long-term growth, inflation, unemployment, and recessions. International trade and capital flows. Simple macroeconomic models. Financial markets. Monetary policy. Taxation, government expenditure, and debt as macroeconomic policy. Poverty and income distribution. prereq: [1101 or 1101H or ECON 1101 or ECON 1101H, honors
MATH 1142 - Short Calculus (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
A streamlined one-semester tour of differential and integral calculus in one variable, and differential calculus in two variables. No trigonometry/does not have the same depth as MATH 1271-1272. Formulas and their interpretation and use in applications. prereq: Satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1031 or 1051]
MATH 1271 - Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1271/Math 1281/Math 1371/
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential calculus of functions of a single variable, including polynomial, rational, exponential, and trig functions. Applications, including optimization and related rates problems. Single variable integral calculus, using anti-derivatives and simple substitution. Applications may include area, volume, work problems. prereq: 4 yrs high school math including trig or satisfactory score on placement test or grade of at least C- in [1151 or 1155]
MATH 1571H - Honors Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00067 - Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differential/integral calculus of functions of a single variable. Emphasizes hard problem-solving rather than theory. prereq: Honors student and permission of University Honors Program
MATH 1371 - CSE Calculus I (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Math 1142/1271/1281/1371/1571H
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Differentiation of single-variable functions, basics of integration of single-variable functions. Applications: max-min, related rates, area, curve-sketching. Use of calculator, cooperative learning. prereq: CSE or pre-bioprod concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in biosys engn (PRE), background in [precalculus, geometry, visualization of functions/graphs], instr consent; familiarity with graphing calculators recommended
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Data analysis, basic inferential procedures, statistical sampling/design, regression/time series analysis. How statistical thinking contributes to improved decision making. prereq: [Math 1031 or equiv], at least 30 cr
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
ACCT 2050H - Honors: Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements.
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human behavior. Problems, methods, findings of modern psychology.
PSY 1001H - Honors Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific study of human behavior. Problems, methods, findings of modern psychology. prereq: Honors
MGMT 1001 - Contemporary Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How/why organizations differ in form/purpose in complex environments/technologies. Managerial challenges related to international management, social responsibility. Models of effective leadership/teamwork. prereq: Carlson School fr or soph
MGMT 1001H - Honors: Contemporary Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How/why organizations differ in their forms/purposes in relation to complex/changing environments/technologies. Challenges related to international management and social responsibility. Models of effective leadership/teamwork. prereq: [Fr or soph] honors
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
MGMT 1005 - Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Identify/apply ethical principles to resolution of moral challenges in management. Understanding place of business/corporation in society. prereq: Carlson School student
MGMT 1005H - Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02146
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Identify/apply ethical principles to resolution of moral challenges in management. Understanding place of business/corporation in society. prereq: Honors student
BA 3000 - Career Skills
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Career planning. Use of Carlson School of Management's Business Career Center. Awareness, knowledge, skills associated with career/job search process. prereq: CSOM [soph or upper div] major, MACC, MBT
MKTG 3001 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to terms, concepts, and skills for analyzing marketing problems. Factors outside the organization affecting its product, pricing, promotion, and distribution decisions. Cases from actual organizations. prereq: ECON 1101
SCO 3001 - Introduction to Operations Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts, principles, and techniques for managing manufacturing/service operations. Emphasizes decision making in operations function of organizations. Quantitative/qualitative methods for improving management of operations.
MGMT 3004 - Business Strategy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01692
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Business strategy. How business firms set and pursue their goals. Key categories of strategic issues and concepts/frameworks managers use to analyze and address those issues. Attention to specific firms and situations. prereq: CSOM, soph or jr
FINA 3001 - Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: ACCT 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
FINA 3001H - Honors: Finance Fundamentals
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00196
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial management principles. Money/capital markets, risk/return/valuation triad, capital budgeting. Capital structure, financial leverage. Cost of capital, financial performance measures, dividend policy, working capital management, international financial management/derivatives. prereq: Acct 2050, SCO 2550 or equivalent statistics course
HRIR 3021 - Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/HRIR 3021H/HRIR 3201
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Role of human resource management in organizations. Labor markets, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, labor relations, performance management. Evolution of work. Discrimination in employment. Work performance, its reward. Effects of changing technology. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
HRIR 3021H - Honors: Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/HRIR 3021H/IBUS 3021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of human resource management in organizations. Labor markets, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, labor relations, performance management. Evolution of work. Discrimination in employment. Work performance, its reward. Effects of changing technology. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
IBUS 3021 - Human Resources Management in Australia
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00064 - HRIR 3021/HRIR 3021H/IBUS 3021
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of human resource management in organizations. Labor markets, recruitment, selection, training, compensation, labor relations, performance management. Evolution of work. Discrimination in employment. Work performance, its reward. Effects of changing technology. prereq: ECON 1101, ECON 1102, PSY 1001
IDSC 3001 - Introduction to Information Technology in Business
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Developing/using IS to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational strategy. Technology components of IS. Impact on organizations. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Techniques for designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases and user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, and e-commerce applications.
IDSC 3001H - Honors: Information Systems for Business Processes and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01683
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
IS technology components. Creation/change processes. Managerial issues. Designing, developing, and implementing IS. Databases, user interfaces. Computer/communications network platforms. Internet, e-business, e-commerce applications.
ACCT 3001 - Introduction to Management Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Costing techniques, including activity-based costing. Applying costing methods to determine costs of products, services, and production processes. Use of costs in operating/strategic decisions. prereq: 2050
IBUS 3002 - Managerial Accounting in Argentina and Chile
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Managerial accounting study abroad.
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
IBUS 3033W - Business Communication in Spain (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482 - BA 3033W/Mgmt 3033W/IBUS 3033W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Education abroad course. Similar to MGMT 3033W with additional international experience end of semester.
PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Jr or sr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/tools for project/budget planning. Program analysis. Interpreting financial reports. Identifying/resolving organizational performance issues. Case studies, real-world exercises. prereq: Jr or sr
PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
MGMT 4000 - Social Venturing in Action
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01671
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone course. Students choose project with nonprofit organizations in local community. Readings/discussions tie managerial theory to experiences. Issues that involve intersection of for-profit/not-for-profit economies. Primarily undergraduate class. Opportunities for selected grad students. prereq: Sr nonprofit major or instr consent
PA 3002 - Basic Methods of Policy Analysis (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to policy analysis. Theoretical foundations/practical methods of analysis. Tools for problem definition, data collection/analysis, presentation techniques, implementation strategies. Multidisciplinary case-study approach.
PA 3990 - General Topics in Public Policy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 9.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
General topics in public policy.
PA 4144 - Social Entrepreneurship
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to field of social entrepreneurship. Prepares current/future managers/leaders to create, develop, lead socially entrepreneurial organizations/initiatives. prereq: Junior or senior
PA 5123 - Philanthropy in America: History, Practice, and Trends
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Theory/practice of philanthropy. Foundation/corporate/ individual giving. History/economic structure/dynamics. Models of philanthropy, components of grant making/seeking. Current debates, career options. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
GCC 3003 - Grand Challenge: Seeking Solutions to Global Health Issues (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02534
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Complex global health problems can often only be addressed through approaches that go beyond traditional health science disciplines. Whether responding to emerging pandemics, food insecurity, maternal mortality, or civil society collapse during conflict, solutions often lie at the interface of animal, environmental, and human health. In this course, students will examine the fundamental challenges to addressing complex global health problems in the world's poorest countries. Together, we will seek practical solutions at the nexus of human, animal, and ecological health. While there isn't a single "right" solution to grand challenges, progress can be made through an interdisciplinary perspective with emphasis on ethical and cultural sensitivity, and on understanding their complexities. This exploration will help students propose realistic actions that could be taken to resolve these issues. This course will help students gain the understanding and skills necessary for beginning to develop solutions to this grand challenge.
GCC 3005 - Grand Challenge: Global Venture Design - What Impact Will You Make? (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02315
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Students will work in teams developing sustainable business and technical solutions to address an environmental or social challenge in India. Teams may address a challenge related to water supply, energy availability, food/agriculture production, waste management, public health or a topic mutually agreed upon by the instructor and student teams. During the semester, a product or service must be designed, and a sustainable business model must be created around it. Technical and business development professionals based in the US and India will act as mentors to provide advice to each team. Each team will have one US-based mentor and one India-based mentor. The teams are expected to use a discovery process, design thinking, ideation and input from field research in solving the challenge. A primary focus of the course is up-front work to identify the "right" problem to solve. The model should be built around the customers' needs and wants, as they will need to pay for the product or service to achieve a scalable model.
GCC 3011 - Grand Challenge: Pathways to Renewable Energy (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01002
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This interdisciplinary course will examine obstacles to energy transitions at different scales. It will explore the role of energy in society, the physics of energy, how energy systems were created and how they function, and how the markets, policies, and regulatory frameworks for energy systems in the U.S. developed. The course will closely examine the Realpolitik of energy and the technical, legal, regulatory, and policy underpinnings of renewable energy in the U.S. and Minnesota. Students will learn the drivers that can lead global systems to change despite powerful constraints and how local and institutional action enables broader reform. Students will put their learning into action by developing proposals for addressing a particular challenge: What would it take to get the University of Minnesota to invest significantly in solar energy? prereq: sophomore, junior, senior
GCC 3014 - Grand Challenge: The Future of Work and Life in the 21st Century (TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02265 - GCC 3014/GCC 5014
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
This course seeks solutions to the technological, demographic, and economic forces that challenge taken-for-granted mindsets and existing policies around work, careers, and life. Students will consider positive and negative impacts of the forces that render the conventional education/work/retirement lockstep obsolete. What do these changes mean for men and women of different ages and backgrounds? What are alternative, sustainable ways of working and living in the 21st century? These questions reflect global challenges that touch the lives of people everywhere. Students will work in teams to begin to address these realities and formulate innovative solutions to better transform learning, working, caring, and community-building in the 21st century.
MGMT 4100 - Topics in Management
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Topics vary for each offering.
MGMT 3010 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02347
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamentals of entrepreneurship. Career paths, including new business start-ups, franchising, acquisitions (including family business succession), corporate venturing, and entre-preneurial services. Legal structures for new business formation. Aspects of business law/ethics.
IBUS 3010 - Introduction to Global Entrepreneurship
Credits: 4.0 [max 12.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02347
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Terms, concepts, skills for analyzing fundamental business practices in global economy.
MGMT 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02187
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Applying theories/research on how new organizational programs, products, technologies are developed/implemented. Diagnostic skills. How innovation unfolds. prereq: 1001, [3001 or 3010]
IBUS 4050 - Management of Innovation and Change
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02187
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Applying theories/research on how new organizational programs, products, technologies are developed/implemented. Diagnostic skills. How innovation unfolds. prereq: [Mgmt 1001 or 3001 or 3010], approved application
MGMT 4008 - Entrepreneurial Management
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Management of a new venture after founding. Internal/external challenges of managing a startup organization. Working with resource constraints and understanding how business models may change over time. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in [3010 or IBUS 3010]
MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
New-business-opportunity identification/development. Students conduct feasibility analysis, create formal business plan, gather feasibility data, and contact potential customers, suppliers, and other primary sources. prereq: 3010
MGMT 4040 - Negotiation Strategies
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Securing agreements between two or more parties who are interdependent and seeking to maximize their own outcomes. Behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations in competitive situations.
PA 5920 - Skills Workshop
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics on public policy or planning skills. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
IBUS 3033W - Business Communication in Spain (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482 - BA 3033W/Mgmt 3033W/IBUS 3033W
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Education abroad course. Similar to MGMT 3033W with additional international experience end of semester.
MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
New-business-opportunity identification/development. Students conduct feasibility analysis, create formal business plan, gather feasibility data, and contact potential customers, suppliers, and other primary sources. prereq: 3010