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Business Foundations Program Courses

Come in We're Open: link to registration information for the summer courses for non business students at the McCombs School of Business
Registration Information

The Texas Business Foundations Program gives undergraduate students from any discipline a fundamental background in business. This certificate program allows you to supplement a non-business course of study with the business knowledge necessary to turn your passion into a successful career. Summer courses are taught by the same award-winning team of faculty from the traditional BBA program, but do not require the same prerequisites. Now is your chance: get access to invaluable learning experiences with McCombs’ great business minds without needing acceptance to the school itself!

The courses are part of the certificate program and may not be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Web-based (WB) classes are taught entirely online, with no in-person requirements.

Summer 2016

  • Whole Session June 2 - August 12
    Course Title Professor
    ACC 310F Foundations of Accounting - WB Limberg, S
    FIN 320F Foundations of Finance - WB Duvic, R
    LEB 320F Foundations of Legal Environment - WB Bredeson, D
    MAN 320F Foundations of Organizational Behavior and Administration - WB Loescher, K
    MIS 302F Intro to Information Technology Management - WB Tuttle, J
    MKT 320F Foundations of Marketing - WB Williams, J

Course Descriptions and Prerequisites

ACC 310F –  Foundations of Accounting - Discuss the determination and reporting of net income and financial position. Explore theories of financial statements and accounting reports. Extend your knowledge of managerial accounting topics involved in the planning and controlling of operations.

BA 320F – Foundations of Entrepreneurship - Learn the fundamental mechanics and strategies for starting a business. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

FIN 320F – Foundations of Finance - Explore principles of effective financial management: planning, organization and control, financial intermediaries, securities markets, alternative assets, debt, and capital structures. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing

LEB 320F – Foundations of Business Law and Ethics - Familiarize yourself with the legal problems confronting businesses in the global environment. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing. Not open to law students.

MAN 320F – Foundations of Management & Organizational Behavior - Address issues from the perspectives of strategy and planning, organizational behavior, and operations management in the management of organizations. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

MIS 302F –  Foundations of Information Technology Management - Explore how information technology improves decision-making, business processes, operations and organizational design. Recognize its role in management, finance, marketing, human resources and operations. Management Information Systems 302F and 311F cannot both be counted.

MKT 320F – Foundations of Marketing - Learn basic concepts and terminology: the process of developing a marketing strategy, the role of such activities, external influences that affect strategy development, and the analytical tools to make marketing-related decisions. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.