academics

  • This course examines the role of accountants and the accounting profession in society. Students learn about the history, legal, and ethical responsibilities of the accounting profession. Major ethical theories are introduced and analyzed before applying them to ethical and justice issues that arise in accounting and business practice. Students are encouraged to adopt the objectivity, integrity, and ethical standards necessary to serve society as an accounting professional.

  • The LMU College of Business Administration aims to “advance knowledge and develop business leaders with moral courage and creative confidence to be a force for good in the global community.” This course is a transformational experience for incoming undergraduate students that begins their journey toward a business degree and beyond, focusing on the role of business as a force for good.

    An immersive and interactive experience, this class involves major global challenges such as poverty and the environment, and it brings out the role of business in addressing these challenges and other broad issues.

    There will be a project in which students will design a business plan to launch a product for low-income customers in domestic or international markets while achieving economic, social and environmental sustainability. Additionally, this course will provide students with the opportunity to examine their values as they relate to doing good in the professional and personal realms and culminates in a poster session.

  • This course introduces students to international business environments, concepts, and practices. In order to understand complex issues related to global economy, students will learn about national and regional differences in political, economic, and socio-cultural systems. To acquire skills and knowledge necessary for managing international business operations, students will study international trade and investment theories and policies, foreign exchange mechanisms and markets, as well as global strategies in manufacturing, marketing, and human resources management.

  • Business Ethics and Sustainability focuses on the interaction and importance of social, political, economic and environmental forces in business and society. Using the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, students will study the moral responsibility of business for societal and environmental impacts. Emphasis is placed on applying ethical decision models to a variety of stakeholder issues, which will include a substantial investigation into the underlying normative ethical theories and socio-political factors that impact business’ broader responsibilities.

  • This is an applied course that develops strategic thinking skills to enable managers to position the business to achieve and sustain superior competitive performance. This course addresses issues of both strategy design and implementation in the complex global economic environment. The course requires students to draw upon and integrate knowledge and skills developed throughout their business education.

  • This course focuses on developing knowledge and skills in three key components of international entrepreneurship: initiating entrepreneurial ventures, managing international business transactions, and dealing with multicultural business environments. The course includes a feasibility study of an international small business venture start up, case study, and experiential learning.

  • In this course, students are introduced to the field of social entrepreneurship–the process of using entrepreneurial mindset and business skills to create innovative approaches to societal problems. The course explores various concepts and examples of social entrepreneurship (not-for-profit and for-profit) through theory and case studies. Moreover, students will utilize their creativity to explore their own solutions to one or more social problems. A highlight of the course in the formation of student teams for the undertaking of real projects for local companies (for-profit or non-profit organizations). The teams consult with the “client” organizations, develop project proposals, and get hands-on experience through the consulting process. This course is required for Entrepreneurship majors pursing the Social Entrepreneurship pathway.

  • Due to the changing of demographics, increasing global business, and technological innovations, the composition of the workforce of today, and in the future, will be much more diverse, and the business challenges and opportunities will be unique. The goal of diversity and inclusion in the workplace is that new faces, differing points of view, life experiences, and cultural values will be seen as attributes that help our social, economic, and government organizations achieve their goals and objectives.

  • This capstone course has both a global focus and an Applied Management Project (AMP). For this project, we will learn about the distinct role of management in global business. Global leaders are distinguished from their local counterparts based upon their global work experience, global business knowledge, cross-cultural competencies, and global mindset.

  • Different economic, political, and socio-cultural environments around the world challenge managers with opportunities and risks. The goal of this course is to help students identify and evaluate the opportunities and challenges facing managers operating in international business contexts and come up with solutions to the identified problems. Specifically, the course will familiarize students with the major concepts and paradigms in international management, enhance an awareness of the impact of internationalization on firms, develop the ability to analyze MNC’s strategies and behaviors, and suggest solutions to the problems identified in managing organizations and people across borders.

  • This course explores cross-disciplinary theory and practice of sustainability within a global context, and with an emphasis on East Asia. This course includes a two-week tour abroad to enrich student learning through direct international experience.

  • This collaborative course examines what constitutes “effective” leadership across cultures, how to be an inclusive leader, and how to lead diverse groups. Students will be asked to describe leadership in particular cultures based on their research and/or personal experiences. The goal is to prepare students for leadership assignments outside their native countries and/or in cross-cultural teams.

  • Using real-world, project-based, experiential learning, this course presents an in-depth interdisciplinary exploration of diverse consumer markets and societal transformation in the marketplace. Emphasis is placed on consumer insights, brand strategy, and consumer experience. Content will include a comparative examination and analysis of the consumer experience across inter-group differences, including ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and culture. Importantly, the course will explore the many differences and subgroups that exist within each larger group, the hazards of conceptualizing groups as homogeneous entities, and the ways in which these groups interface with society via the marketplace.

  • This course provides a comprehensive framework for the development of competitive marketing strategies that achieve organizational objectives and build competitive advantage. It teaches students the fundamentals of strategic analysis and strategy development within the context of the global business environment. The course emphasizes the major analytical, ethical, and strategic frameworks of marketing, as specifically implemented within the complex contemporary conditions of global business relationships and activities. The course incorporates experiential learning, case studies, and a simulation project.