Professional Studies

Professional Studies Course Offerings

Professional Studies course offerings will be found under the 4 letter code of BPST in the course listings. These courses do not apply toward the Business Administration major.

314 – Business Legal Environment (3)

Students examine a broad spectrum of legal principles as they relate to business organizations. Students study the critical nexus between law and the environment in which business operates. Students analyze the creation of rights, liabilities, and regulations under the law as expressions of societal forces. The course addresses the legal aspects of business agreements and relationships. Subjects covered include constitutional law, dispute resolution, contracts, torts, product liability, and property issues. Students study the different forms of business organizations available and the fiduciary duties of officers, directors and shareholders. The legal aspects of the employment relationship as they relate to protection of trade secrets, agency, discrimination, and wrongful termination are also covered. Students analyze relevant legal cases and statutes to learn the impact of law on organizations. (Credit is not granted for both BPST 314 and ACCT 303.)

471 – Special Topics (3-6)

Prerequisite: Topic dependent. elected topics that reflect faculty specialization or program needs. Topics may include areas related to BPS core topics. May be repeated for credit with a change in topic.

491 – Directed Study (1-6)

This is an individual study under faculty direction on a topic of relevance to the BPS core area.

499 – Internship (1-6)

Internships offer students opportunities to experience various fields of employment while working with a variety of organizations on important and challenging projects. These experiences augment classroom learning while allowing on-the-job training.