Scholars Academy Courses
CBA Scholars Academy Seminar
Instructor: Bethany Hughes
Fall Freshman Year
In the fall, freshmen in the CBA Scholars Academy enroll in a zero-credit hour seminar course, taught by the Scholars Academy director. This course will provide CBA Scholars Academy students the opportunity to learn about their Gallup Strengths, network with other CBA Scholars and staff, and create strategies for connecting with business professionals.
Instructor: Dr. Jonna Holland
Fall Freshman Year
One of the fastest growing influences on businesses and organizational decision-making is the concept of sustainability – “meeting the needs of today without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.” The primary objective of this course is to provide students with a firm understanding of sustainability and the framework of the triple-bottom-line: balancing the needs of People, Planet and Profit. Students will hear from a variety of sustainability experts and read a wide-range of current sources to learn how these issues affect business strategy and consumer decision-making.
Instructor: Dr. Jamie Wagner
Spring Freshman Year
Microeconomics is an introduction to economic principles, decision making and policies affecting product and resource markets. Particular emphasis is on price, output and input decisions by individuals and firms under various market conditions. An introduction to the fundamentals of international trade.
Principles of Accounting I
Instructor: Jillian Poyzer
Fall Sophomore Year
Accounting 2010 covers basic concepts and assumptions underlying financial accounting; basic structure of accounting; the accounting cycle; external financial statements of the enterprise with emphasis on the corporation; income determination; accounting for and reporting of assets, liabilities and owners’ equity; analysis and reporting of cash flows; and financial statement analysis.
Instructor: Dr. Gina Ligon
Spring Sophomore Year
The course provides an introduction to applied leadership concepts and practices by providing students with the knowledge and skills necessary to solve problems and make decisions as leaders. Studying, understanding, and improving leader problem-solving and decision-making is critical for leader effectiveness. The goal of this course is to help students develop effective leadership problem-solving and decision-making skills.
Instructor: Dr. Amy Rodie
Fall Junior Year
Students will learn about the factors, opportunities and pressures that lead to ethical dilemmas, and will develop their understanding of foundations and processes that encourage and reward ethical decision making and behaviors. Lots of examples, sourced from case studies and current events, will be provided.
Spring Junior Year
All students will be required to complete a Global Experience course for three credits, which includes a trip abroad. Students may choose between a 10-day, faculty-led experience in the spring, a full semester abroad at a time of the student’s choosing, or both.
Corporate Business Strategies
Spring Senior Year
A comprehensive study of the analytical techniques and managerial tasks associated with developing, executing and monitoring a strategic course of action for medium to large firms. The interrelationships between the functional business areas will be stressed using a combination of contemporary readings, business cases, team projects or computerized situations.
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