BUL 6652 Regulatory and Reporting Environments
This course provides exposure to the regulatory and reporting environments that affect contemporary businesses, including study and analysis of current board of director topics and other governance matters. The course includes an overview of securities regulation, including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, with coverage of corporate reporting issues, independence, transparency, and corporate governance analyses. The course coverage includes the uniform commercial code, contracts and torts considerations as affecting commercial enterprises.
The course surveys various legal and regulatory matters facing businesses such as business communications and workplace equity. An overview of U.S. governmental hierarchy is considered from its 1789 Constitutional underpinnings to detailed legislation and court opinions with significant influence over business organizations. The course is a training tool for boards of directors.
The interaction of the business model within various spheres of economic, social, cultural, environmental, political, and legal influences is considered and developed throughout the course, particularly as relevant to current issues presented in the various business media.
GEB 6368 Global Business Environment
This course introduces the student to key dimensions of international business activity, particularly as they influence the profitability of multinational corporations (MNCs). For example, this course looks at political, regulatory, and socio-cultural environments, theories of international trade as well as foreign direct investment, country evaluation and selection, modes of international market entry, and aspects of firms’ international competitiveness.
MAN 6782 Organizational Strategies for the 21st Century
A capstone for the USFSP MBA, students must take 18 MBA credit hours before taking this course. The course provides an opportunity to integrate concepts, principles, and skills useful in strategic management and strategic decision-making with issues of ethics and responsibility in organizations in the 21st century. The course includes a dynamic view of strategy and focuses, in particular, on ethics and social responsibility as well as discussion of international and global issues.