BA 512X (sec 003) revised 02/20
Instructor: Manolete V. Gonzalez, Phd.
Office: Bexell 224 A
Office hours: M 2:00-3:30pm; W 3:30-5:00pm; or by appointment
Co-Instructor: Greg Friedman Email: Greg.Friedman@oregonstate.edu
Course Credits: Four (4)
Prerequisite: ALS 162 with grade of B or better, or Instructor Approval
Course Content: Students in this course will be guided through a process of determining business issues or challenges given specific situations, providing reasons/justifications why these are important, proposing solutions to the identified business problems, and communicating this analysis through in-class discussions and writing. The premise is that business communications skills are best learned when analyzing business situations.
Learning Process: This course will employ the case method, using case analysis and discussion as the method of instruction. For classes where a case will be discussed, you are expected to read the assigned case, analyze it, submit a case brief, and be prepared to participate in class discussion.
We will also use portions of some class periods to discuss readings on various issues that are of strategic importance to business organizations and to students seeking to enter the business world. These readings will be posted on blackboard; you are encouraged to supplement these with your own research.
Approximately 50 percent of class time will be spent in analyzing case studies, considering various methods of responding to the content, and developing the necessary writing skills to in preparation for graduate level courses. While this is not a WIC (Writing Intensive Course), many WIC concepts will be used within the course to achieve the learning outcomes, for example, revise and resubmit and also peer reviewed assignments, in-class writing, etc.
Learning Resources: Business Analysis & Communication, Gonzalez, McGraw-Hill Create,