SyllabusBSAD 101: Business Savvy
Non-Business Majors; junior or senior standing or recent alumni; 2.5 GPA or permission,6 credit hours
Goals & Objectives
As befits the junior and senior level and recent graduates, Business Savvy is designed to exposeupper-level, non-business majors to acquire business and professional skills:1.
Develop competence in the fundamentals of business; economics, accounting,finance, marketing, human relations and strategy.2.
Practice contributing to a team by participating in a business simulation exercise andropes course.3.
Discover the challenges of today’s businesses and learn where your talents might fit
Interact with successful business people from a variety of industries and backgrounds.
Discover how UVM alumni and other savvy CEO’s started their own
Understand the management issues of Vermont business and non-profitleaders by interacting with them in panel and one-on-one discussions.
Visit local a local business and see how it operates.4.
Create a resume that stands out in the crowd.5.
Build your confidence in making presentations and improve your networking,interviewing and business writing skills.Instructors: Barbara Arel, Mark Youndt, David Jones, Barbara McIntosh, Tom Noordewier,Rick Vanden Bergh, Kathleen Liang, Danielle Gallant, Kala Gillim, Sue Schlom, Jane VanBuren.Teachers Assistant: Sarah Tornquist.
Business Savvy is a four-week, intensive course designed to introduce non-business majors tothe principles of business, on-the-job interpersonal competencies, financial life skills, a productive job search, team building, economics and business strategy, job search methods,facilitation skills, finance and accounting, business writing, leadership and management,marketing, ethics and social responsibility, competitive retail analysis, performance measurementand management, personal financial planning, interviewing skills, business etiquette, presentation skills, and business decision-making skills.