Honors Program Courses

  • ACCT-H201 Honors Accounting for Decision Making I

    Prerequisites:

    MATH-128 or higher and WRI-102, WRI-103 or SBS-220, and at least a 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces students to the accounting cycle, the financial statements, and the theory underlying accounting as information. Provides users of accounting information with a basic understanding of how to appraise and manage a business. Addresses current accounting topics, including relevant ethical and international issues found in the financial press.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Honors

  • ACCT-H202 Honors Accounting for Decision Making II

    Prerequisites:

    ACCT 201; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Enables students to apply the concepts and skills from ACCT 201. They learn how to analyze the financial condition and performance of a firm, and how to use accounting information in business planning, decision-making, and control. Topics include cost-volume-profit analysis, costing systems, variance analysis, and the budget process. Discusses relevant current ethical and competitive issues found in the financial press.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Honors

  • BLE-H214 Honors Principles of Business Law

    Prerequisites:

    GPA of 3.3 or above required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces the field of business law. Provides an overview of the organization and operation of the American legal system, court system and legal procedure. Examines selected business law topics such as contracts, torts, criminal law, agency, and business organizations. Attention is given to the ways in which business law manifests important social and ethical precepts.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Honors

  • BLE-H215 Honors Business Ethics and Law

    Prerequisites:

    GPA of 3.3 or above required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Business ethics is applied ethics. Explores the roles and responsibilities of business in a global society. Teaches models of ethical decision-making that incorporate multiple points of view, including diverse cultural worldviews and legal perspectives. Addresses factors that contribute to and constrain ethical behavior in and by organizations. Students apply concepts to current business problems, such as anti-trust, accounting fraud, deceptive advertising, and environmental dumping.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Honors

  • EC-H101 Honors Principles of Microeconomics

    Prerequisites:

    Honors Section Only : GPA of 3.3 or higher required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduction to the organization and operation of a market economy with a focus on how it allocates scarce resources; the analysis of consumer demand and profit maximizing behavior of business; examination of pricing and output decisions under conditions of competition, monopoly and imperfect competition. Analysis of markets for labor and capital. Policy issues include price ceilings and floors, competition and monopoly. Normally offered every semester.

    Type:

    Honors

  • EC-H102 Honors Global Macroeconomics

    Prerequisites:

    GPA of 3.3 or higher

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The measurement of economic growth; introduction to the theory of determination of national income and the price level; unemployment and inflation; theories on economic growth and the role of labor and capital in economic growth; functioning and impact of the monetary system; analysis of monetary and fiscal policies for economic stabilization; international transactions and their influence on the domestic economy. Prerequisites: GPA of 3.2 or higher. Normally offered every year.

    Type:

    Honors

  • ENT-H101 Business Foundations

    Prerequisites:

    GPA of 3.3 or above required.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces students to foundational concepts in business, including functional areas, the life cycle, competition, stakeholders and ethical considerations. Students develop critical thinking by learning and using a problem solving process through a business situation analysis model to analyze various situations that confront managers and founders of small, medium, and large organizations. Students will also develop tools for analysis, allowing them to critically view business in a new and thoughtful way. The class culminates with student- teams presenting a detailed analysis and recommendations to a panel of executives and persuading them that the recommended strategy is not only feasible, but also practical for the stakeholders involved.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Honors

  • FIN-H200 Honors Business Finance

    Prerequisites:

    MATH 128 or higher; ACCT 201; STATS 240 or STATS 250(can take concurrently with FIN H200); Sophomore standing; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is a study of the functions of business finance and focuses on basic financial principles such as time value of money, risk and return tradeoffs, and asset valuation. Formally FIN 310.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Honors

  • FIN-H435 Honors The Global Financial Crisis: Causes, Economics, and Solutions

    Prerequisites:

    FIN 200(formerly FIN 310); Junior standing; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course analyzes the origins and consequences of the current financial situation from a variety of different economic and political perspectives. It offers students the opportunity to explore the chain of events that preceded the global financial crisis, monitor markets on a real-time basis (using Bloomberg) and provides a forum to discuss solutions and independently generate ideas. Among the main topics covered are asset pricing, derivative securities, financial engineering, risk management and the role of financial institutions, central banks and government agencies in global markets.

    Term:

    Offered Spring Term

    Type:

    Honors,Global Engagement Experience

  • FIN-H445 Honors Quantitative Analysis and Trading of Financial Instruments

    Prerequisites:

    FIN-315 and Junior standing and at least a 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The course will augment and extend students' finance skills, tools and concepts learned in core finance and investment courses and blend the theory with real world application. The course utilizes the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute Investment Series textbook to facilitate the mastery of quantitative methods, data analytics and their application in today's investment process for stocks, bonds, futures and options. In addition to review of time value of money, discounted cash flow and statistical/probability analysis, the course will cover advanced concepts such as correlation and regression and their real world application in finance and investments. An important part of the course will be the ability to distinguish useful information from the overwhelming quantity of available data. Additional topics will include valuation methods/models, quantitative investment strategies, technical analysis, trading strategies & execution of transactions, quantitative/algorithmic & high frequency trading. Material will be reinforced with hands-on application of utilizing real time trading and market data platforms. Microsoft Excel, applications utilized in the financial industry, statistical/mathematical and programming platforms will be used extensively throughout the course. Guest speakers will be scheduled to speak about certain topics and their experiences.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Honors

  • ISOM-H130 Honors Data Science and Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    3.3 GPA or higher

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the core concepts, applications and tools of data acquisition, preparation, querying, analytics, and data management. Students gain hands-on experience using real data to perform these functions. Topics include: data life cycle, big data, analytics, data collection, preparation, organization and storage, aggregation and summary, and presentation/visualization. Students use tools such as MS Excel, MS Access, SQL, and SAS Visual Analytics.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Honors

  • ISOM-H201 Honors Data & Decisions Analysis

    Prerequisites:

    MATH-128 or higher and STATS-240 or STATS-250 and at least a 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Introduces fundamental quantitative methods of using data to make informed management decisions. Topics include: decision modeling, decision analysis, regression, forecasting, optimization, and simulation, as it applies to the study and analysis of business problems for decision support in finance, marketing, service, and manufacturing operations. Practical business cases and examples drawn from finance, marketing, operations management, and other management areas are used to provide students with a perspective on how management science is used in practice. Excel spreadsheets are used extensively to implement decision models.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Honors

  • ISOM-H210 Honors Management Info System

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-101 or WRI-103 and ENT-101 and at least a 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Examines the rise of information-enabled enterprises and the role of information technologies/information systems (IT/IS) and e-commerce as key enablers of businesses and social changes globally. Topics include: the effective application of IT/IS to support strategic planning, managerial control, operations and business process integration in the digital economy, IT/IS related issues of ethics, and piracy and security in the information society.

    Term:

    Offered Fall Term

    Type:

    Honors

  • MGT-H217 Honors in Organizational Behavior

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); WRI 102 (formerly ENG 102) or WRI-H103 with a grade of B or better and 45 or more credits and at least a 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course explores the application of sociological, psychological and anthropological concepts in domestic and international business settings. Attention is given to the study of human behavior in organizational settings, the organization itself, human interaction, and small group process.

    Term:

    Occasional

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H210 Honors- Principles of Marketing

    Prerequisites:

    WRI-101 or WRI-103 and at least a 3.2 GPA, or SBS Honors

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course addresses the topics that remain relevant and important, while simultaneously emphasizing new thinking and approaches to marketing practices. Students need to be prepared to operate in the complex and dynamic marketing world of the future, they need to develop the capacity to think and act like marketers in a difficult and uncertain environment. This requires the ability to assess complex and changing marketing situations, to determine the best marketing strategies for these situations, and to execute the strategies effectively. This course serves two purposes: as a foundation for those intending to major/minor in marketing, and potentially as the sole background in marketing for other majors/minors.

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H220 Honors Business Research Methods

    Prerequisites:

    STATS 240 or STATS 250 and 3.2 GPA or honors student

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Business Research Methods is a general introduction to both quantitative and qualitative business research methods. Topics covered include the purpose of research, defining research and research problems, defining an hypothesis, problem solving and knowledge discovery, methods of quantitative and qualitative research, conducting literature reviews, designing appropriate methodologies, evaluating outcomes, analysis and communicating the results. Students will use Excel and SPSS to support research analysis, implementing what was learned in statistics and going beyond as they learn new data analysis techniques. Students will discuss and present research ideas and processes orally both informally and formally.

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H221 Honors Business Writing and Research Methods

    Prerequisites:

    STATS-240 or STATS-250; WRI-102 or WRI-H103; Restricted to SBS Honors, or GPA 3.2 or higher, or instructor permission

    Credits:

    6.00

    Description:

    Experiential learning is the cornerstone of the Sawyer Business School curriculum. In this course, students apply research and communication skills to solve real-world problems for local and global organizations. Students engage in all aspects of the research process by gathering, analyzing and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information to solve business problems. Students learn to write efficiently and effectively for a business audience within the context of the semester project and for the organizational client. In addition, the semester project introduces students to the consulting process.

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H315 Honors Integrated Marketing Communication

    Prerequisites:

    MKT-H210 or MKT-210 and at least a 3.2 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) is a cross-functional process for managing customer relationships that drive brand value. This course examines the strategic foundations of IMC, the factors and processes necessary for creating, sending, and receiving successful brand messages. Furthermore, the social, ethical and legal issues as well as measurement and evaluation of marketing communication will be examined.

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H317 Honors Consumer Behavior

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210 or MKT-H210 and at least a 3.2 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is open to students with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. This honors course is a focused and challenging learning experience. As a result, you will be introduced to advanced concepts, ideas, and project experiences that will place you in a highly desirable position for internships, future career opportunities, and graduate school. In this course we focus on people as consumers of products, services, and experiences. We do so by drawing upon theories of consumption in fields as diverse as psychology, sociology, economics, and anthropology. Students engage in projects that link theory to insights on consumer buying, using and disposing behavior and the application of these insights in marketing programs. In the process they become more critical consumers. The classes are discussion based and active participation from students is expected.

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H322 Honors Marketing Analytics

    Prerequisites:

    MKT-210 or MKT-H210 and MKT-220 or MKT-H220 and at least a 3.2 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In this course, students will learn a digitally driven approach to marketing analytics, an exciting field undergoing explosive growth and high demand. An emphasis will be placed on the practical methods used to measure, manage and analyze consumer information. Topics covered will include making sense of the digital media landscape, demand forecasting and predictive analytics, performance evaluation, and Google Analytics. Upon graduation of this course, students will have gained a set of skills and certification that directly translates to modern marketing practices.

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H419 Honors Marketing Policies & Strategies

    Prerequisites:

    MKT-317 (or MKT H317) and MKT-220 (or MKT H220, may be taken concurrently) at least 54 credits, and 3.2 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is open to students with a GPA of 3.2 or higher. This honors course is a focused and challenging learning experience. As a result, you will be introduced to advanced concepts, ideas, and project experiences that will place you in a highly desirable position for internships, future career opportunities, and graduate school. In this capstone course, marketing majors apply lessons learned across the curricula of the Marketing Department and Sawyer School. Students test their level of marketing knowledge by working to solve challenging integrated cases for developing marketing strategy and programs. In particular, students analyze both qualitative and quantitative information, evaluate alternative courses of action, and then make strategic recommendations for resolving the issues in each case.

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H421 Honors Global Marketing

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210 or MKT-H210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Topics examined in this course include the variations in economic, social-cultural, legal-political, and business environments among different nations and how these variations affect the marketing practices across national boundaries. The goal is to provide students with the necessary skills to compete successfully in national and international markets. Particular attention is given to the formulation of marketing plans and programs and policies to integrate and coordinate such activities on a global basis.

    Type:

    Honors,Global Engagement Experience

  • MKT-H435 Honors Digital Marketing Challenges

    Prerequisites:

    MKT-210 and at least a 3.2 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    For consumers, digital technologies (the web, social media, mobile, Augmented Reality) are a double edged sword. On the one hand consumers are empowered, collaboratively producing products and services (Wikipedia, TripAdvisor), participating in the sharing economy (Uber, Etsy), and consuming on-demand media (Netflix). On the other hand, consumers are stalked and mined, overwhelmed and saturated, and large populations are left behind. This course examines the highs and lows for the new digital consumer, organizing frameworks (collaborative commons), and business models (sharing economy) through the analysis of case studies and academic and business articles.

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H444 Honors the Business of Digital Media

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210 or MKT-H210

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Social media is transforming the way consumers work, play, and live and no one knows this better than you- the Millennial generation. But, what does this mean for business? The focus of this course is to understand the transformation of marketing practices as new social media challenge traditional media. How do businesses use the new media to create deeper and more profitable relationships with consumers? What are the new measures and metrics for assessing marketing programs in this new environment? From this course students will take away a social media vocabulary, a set of social media skills and tools, and analytical frameworks for analyzing effective social media business practices. The course is constructed on the principle of the student as an active learner where the student takes the responsibility for their own learning and works collaboratively with peers assisting in their learning. Naturally, student projects, assignments, and other activities will use social media tools including wikis and blogs.

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H499 Customer Insights and Decision Making

    Prerequisites:

    MKT-210 and MKT-318(or MKT-H318) or MKT 319(or MKT-H319) or MKT-220(or MKT-H220) and 3.2 GPA and at least 84 credits completed.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to learn the role of research in marketing strategies. Working with client organization, the students will demonstrate the fundamental marketing research skills as they implement the steps included in the marketing research process to create a marketing plan that will provide recommended strategies for the organization. Real-life case studies on the role of marketing research in organizational decision making will also be discussed throughout the course.

    Type:

    Honors

  • MKT-H525 Honors Professional Marketing Consulting

    Prerequisites:

    MKT-220 and at least a 3.2 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course provides qualified students with a unique opportunity to work either individually or with other qualified students, on a marketing consulting project for a professional client. Projects could include, but are not limited to the development of strategic marketing plans and marketing research projects. Students will create and deliver a professional report and presentation to the client upon completion of the semester project.

    Type:

    Honors

  • P.AD-H201 Honors Social Change

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course will examine social change in the U.S. and abroad. The course will also examine the role of business, nonprofits, and the public sector in addressing social problems. Topics studied may include the Industrial Revolution, the civil rights movement, the women's movement, environmentalism, and the gay and lesbian movement.

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-H100 Honors careerSTART

    Prerequisites:

    SBS Honors with 30 credits or less

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    SBS H100 engages first year SBS Honors students in a series of activities, discussions, and programs to explore their interests and strengths, and learn how courses and co-curricular experiences help them to achieve their goals. This honors section is designed to assist in facilitating the building of the honors community. Students also develop innovation, team, and presentation skills, get involved on campus, and learn about campus resources and services that aid in a successful college experience from an honors perspective. This is the first in a four-year sequence of career courses.

  • SBS-H200 Honors careerEXPLORE

    Prerequisites:

    New SBS Honors transfers with sophomore standing, or current Rising Sophomores with 3.5 GPA; waived with 30 or more transfer credits from another institution

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    SBS H200 fosters active exploration of career interests, jobs and fields. Students build introductory career management, information seeking, and self-presentation skills. Students refine oral and written communication through class presentations, networking, research, and writing a resume and cover letter. This course is required for students entering the honors program as rising sophomores or transfer students with the objective of facilitating entry to the SBS Honors community. This is the second in a four-year sequence of career courses.

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-H220 Honors Business Writing

    Prerequisites:

    ENT 101 (formerly SBS 101); WRI 102 or WRI 103; SBS Honors Program or a minimum 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    The world is constantly changing, and businesses as well as individual employees must adapt. In order to effectively leverage future communication technologies and media, you must be a critical reader and have strong foundational writing and editing skills. In this course, current business news will be read for its content and to understand the interplay of language and purpose. You will learn to write effectively for business by focusing on your audience, purpose, tone, and the design of various business documents and by revising and refining your writing.

    Type:

    Honors

  • SIB-H101 Honors Globalization

    Prerequisites:

    GPA 3.2 or higher.

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    This course introduces the nature and processes of globalization which define today's international business environment. The course employs a multidisciplinary perspective to explore the growing interdependence of nations in their trade, investment, technology flows, and business operations. Topic include business, geographic, economic, social, cultural, political, and other issues related to globalization. The course is experiential in its approach. Students will undertake a team research project exploring globalization issues with reference to a particular country, region or industry.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Honors

  • SIB-H429 Honors Strategic Management

    Prerequisites:

    MKT 210; ISOM 319; MGT 217 (formerly MGT 317); FIN 200 (formerly FIN 310); Senior standing; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    Covers and integrates administrative processes and decision-making under uncertainty in business areas of marketing, accounting, management, finance, personnel, and production. It also focus- es on strategic and policy issues from the view- point of senior management in both domestic and international corporations. Case discussions help develop the conceptual framework for analysis and implementation of strategy and policy decisions.

    Term:

    Offered Both Fall and Spring

    Type:

    Honors

Honors Challenge Courses

Honors Challenge Courses are 1- or 2-credit seminar-style courses. Honors Program and other qualifying students may select from a variety of these options each semester to enhance their degree program, study an area of personal interest, or gain skills for their future career paths. Some of these courses are required for Honors Program students.

  • SBS-HC155 Foot in the Door

    Prerequisites:

    3.3 GPA; sophomore status required

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Learn to effectively network and present yourself in person to potential clients and mentors; create a positive online presence and use social media effectively for your professional development; interact appropriately and use proper etiquette in social and business situations with individuals from anywhere in the world; read and navigate the subtleties of organizational culture so that you can advance your career.

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-HC160 Happiness: How to Get It, Retain It, and Benefit From It

    Prerequisites:

    CAS or SBS Honors

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    In an informal survey it has been found that most of the people want to be happy(ier) than what they are. The business world is also realizing that happier people make better choices. Coca-Cola's new slogan is Open Happiness while Walgreen say Meet at the intersection of Happy and HEalthy. Happier people are more successful, make more money, get more promotions, are inspiring and are sought after by others (i.e. are more popular). This course will cover the following: 1. Techniques (including MOM*) to find happiness and retain it. 2. How to be happy under all circumstances. 3. How to use happiness to improve focus, be more productive, increase output and succeed in all spheres of life. Reap happiness benefits by being healthy - physically, mentally, emotionally and intellectually. MOM - Managing of Mind

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-HC205 Community Engagement: a Personal and Professional Journey

    Prerequisites:

    GPA 3.3 or higher

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    This course examines the role of civic and community engagement in enhancing your personal and professional development. Students assess their personal values around a chosen area of social justice. In addition, students also examine areas in which they can contribute to improving the quality of life through their chose profession by focusing on how various non for profits enhance the communities in which they exist. Students also explore the responsibility that, as individuals and professionals, educated citizens have to contribute to the community in a personal and professional manner. This course will satisfy the Local Engagement requirement.

    Type:

    Local Engagement Experience,Honors

  • SBS-HC206 Community Engagement- Big Brother/Big Sister

    Prerequisites:

    GPA 3.3 or higher

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    This is the first in a series of three consecutive challenge courses (Fall, Spring, Fall) will provide qualified honors students with an opportunity to satisfy their entire minimum challenge course requirement (3 credits; one credit per semester), as well as the local engagement and potentially the global engagement requirement too. Honors students (Bigs) will be matched with one child (Little) to serve as their companion and friend. The 'Littles' are students who are currently enrolled at the McKay Elementary School in East Boston. During their time together, Bigs and Littles talk, play games, and simply spend time together. Professionally trained staff will provide ongoing support to each match through telephone contact and meeting with the Bigs and Littles as well as a designated McKay school official. This school based mentoring program will provide honors students with the opportunity to create one-to-one friendships with students during the school year on school (McKay) grounds. 'Bigs' will spend 45 minutes to one hour per week with their 'Little'. The Big and Little are matched for a minimum of three semesters. This allows Bigs to provide the level of consistency necessary to create the statistically proven impact for their Little. This impact is significant. A 1999 national study showed that children in Big Brother and Big Sisters School Based Mentoring program were comparatively: . 64% more likely to develop positive attitudes towards school . 58% more likely to achieve higher grades in social studies, languages and math . 60% more likely to improve relationship with adults and 56% more likely to improve relationship with peers.

    Type:

    Honors,Local Engagement Experience

  • SBS-HC207 The Future of Boston: a Closer Look at Issues Affecting You

    Prerequisites:

    SBS Honors or 3.3 GPA, SBS HC206, or permission of instructor

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    As the Boston Foundation's Boston Indicator Project states Children mirror a community's values, progress and challenges. If a community's children are thriving, it is likely that the whole community is doing well. This course will examine many of the social issues impacting the life of youth in the City of Boston. the course will explore topics ranging from healthcare, education, poverty, housing, crime and many more. the class will also explore the ways that both the public and private sectors work together to create solutions to these issues and how those efforts will help shape the future of the city. As part of this service-learning course, students are required to complete 15 hours of service with a local non-profit organization

    Type:

    Honors,Local Engagement Experience

  • SBS-HC208 Independent Study

    Prerequisites:

    Take SBS-HC206 and SBS-HC207; SBS Honors

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Independent Study

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-HC211 Peer Mentoring

    Prerequisites:

    SBS undergraduate with 3.30 GPA or higher; This course satisfies the Local Engagement requirement

    Credits:

    2.00

    Description:

    Successful individuals often credit their mentors for their early achievements. Mentorship programs are essential to the development of the management skills and academic success of first year students. It is also useful for the mentors. For one thing, it allows you to enhance your resume by cultivating your leadership and communication skills while making a significant impact on the experience of first year students. This course is designed to challenge you to stay up to date with your area of interest and allow you to imspire fresh ideas by broadening your network. In addition to 15 hours in the classroom, there is a 15 hour experiential component where you will participate in the SBS Peer Mentoring Program as a mentor to first year students.

    Type:

    Honors,Local Engagement Experience

  • SBS-HC225 Nuts and Bolts of Starting a Business

    Prerequisites:

    SBS Honors or 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    What are the steps necessary for starting a new business? What happens after you have an idea that you think solves a problem in the marketplace? Is starting a new business easy, difficult, or both? In this course, you will learn the step-by-step process of starting a new business ranging from ownership, business organization choices and process, filing for a tax identification number, setting up payroll and withholding, unemployment, and other related taxes, understanding tax filing requirements and collection of sales taxes, choosing an accounting system and setting up a chart of accounts, researching a bank and keeping track of business transactions, integrating automated best practices such as linking bank accounts and credit/debit card accounts to your accounting system, selecting customer resource management and sales systems, and more.

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-HC230 Cultural Environment

    Prerequisites:

    WRI 101; 3.3 GPA

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Utilizing the text Women and World Religions by Lucinda Peach, this one credit course will explore the role of women in Judaism, Christianity and Islam from both an historical and a contemporary perspective. Grading is based on participation, oral presentations, and a Final Paper.

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-HC310 Understanding the Amazing Boston Economy A Roadmap

    Prerequisites:

    SBS Honors or 3.30 GPA or higher

    Credits:

    2.00

    Description:

    Most students are unaware of the vast range of opportunities right under their noses as citizens of the Boston area. This course explores the fundamental drivers of the greater Boston economy and is designed to give students a full appreciation of the dynamism and emerging economic potential in the Boston job market -- and will guide students in crafting their own strategies for pursuing local job opportunities. The course is designed to be a roadmap for students looking to get a start in the Boston economy. After providing an in-depth exploration of the pillars of the Boston economy, the course will track how greater Boston evolved after World War II to become a leader in technology and financial services. The course will then drill down sector by sector, exploring a range of local companies, both large and small, that are helping shape the economic future of the region. Drawing from an assortment of sources, including Boston Business Journal research, students will learn about the region's fastest-growing sectors and the fastest-growing companies, and hear first-hand from an assortment of business leaders about their businesses and Boston's relative strengths and weaknesses.

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-HC330 Leadership Decision Making

    Prerequisites:

    SBS Honors, 3.3 GPA, sophomore status

    Credits:

    2.00

    Description:

    This course will introduce students, as future business and government leaders, to crisis leadership decision-making int he context of resolving conflicts. Students will examine different techniques to resolve disputes by exploring major concepts of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) including position and interest bargaining and negotiation, mediation, and arbitration. Through actual case examples in business, government and labor, students will observe the roles played by the different sides of the disputes as well as the third party intervener. Students will practice resolving these conflicts by working together as teams to apply the techniques of alternative dispute resolution. Students will begin to appreciate and acquire the essential rudimentary skills for effective leadership in conflict resolution.

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-HC360 Scholars Circle

    Prerequisites:

    3.3 GPA or Honors student

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Are you curious about the Volkswagen fallout, the future of Draft Kings or even how the presidential race may impact the business community? Stay on top of business and regulatory trends through this 1 credit seminary. Periodical review will shape a roundtable format in which we will address the news of the week with an emphasis on legal and regulatory concerns. Join the Scholars Circle and allow the news to truly shape your classroom experience

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-HC410 Big 4 Auditing Foundations

    Prerequisites:

    SBS Honors, Accounting majors only and junior/senior standing

    Credits:

    1.00

    Description:

    Come learn what the life of an associate auditor is all about in a course designed and taught by Suffolk MSA Alumni and current Big 4 audit Seniors. This course is intended to provide Accounting majors with a realistic look at what life is like working for a Big 4 public accounting firm. As the first course of its kind, students will gain knowledge of the industry from current employees that will help build a foundation for those interested in a career in public accounting. Concepts learned through this course are the same concepts taught to interns and associates.

    Type:

    Honors

  • SBS-HC450 Starting and Growing Mission and Passion Driven Businesses

    Prerequisites:

    SBS Honors, Minimum GPA of 3.3 and Minimum 54 credits

    Credits:

    3.00

    Description:

    From artists' cooperatives to B Corps to mission-driven-for-profit firms, business ownership today is often a means to achieve a larger personal or social mission rather than an end itself. Yet the marketplace has been slow to respond to the preferences and needs of these accidental entrepreneurs -entrepreneurswho are not driven by a love of business per se but who understand business ownership as an important tool to realize a greater passion (e.g. music) or mission (e.g., improving educational outcomes in low-income areas). In this class, we examine the phenomenon of the accidental entrepreneur, explore strategies to manage and grow mission and passion driven businesses, and assess the potential to create new services and tools for this large and under served group of entrepreneurs. The class will be led by a former editor of Inc. magazine and an author of the City of Boston's recent small business strategy, who will work with students to develop a plan to start their own mission or passion drive business (MPB) or create a product or service to meet the needs of these entrepreneurs

    Type:

    Honors