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Experiential Learning Opportunities

Experiential Learning


Learn Business By Doing Business

Beginning in Fall 2022, all incoming students at Nebraska will be expected to participate in a significant experiential learning activity connecting your classroom learning to a real-world setting. These hands-on experiences enable you to gain experience and apply your skills. Your choice of experiential learning experience will be documented on your transcript and may yield credit hours applicable to your degree or recognized by a 0-credit course. To satisfy the experiential learning requirement, College of Business students can participate in one of the College of Business experiential opportunities or any experiential opportunity across campus.

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Internships Business Abroad Course Curriculum

Business Courses Satisfying the Experiential Learning Requirement

ACCT 455: Research and Communication in Accounting

Prerequisites: ACCT major and ACCT 309, 312, and 314 with a grade of C or better.
Improvisation, professional writing, and professional presentations.

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BSAD 395: Professional Internship

Crosslisted with ACCT 395, ACTS 395, ECON 395, FINA 395, MNGT 395, SCMA 395
Students are required to complete 150+ hours of work in a supervised in-person, hybrid or virtual internship with an employing organization, as well as corresponding academic assignments. The student, employing supervisor, and faculty member collectively agree upon the internship learning objectives, tasks and responsibilities, training, and supervision to ensure the student has a quality real-world experience that meets the National Association of Colleges and Employers definition of an internship.

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ECON 315: Economic Data Visualization and Analysis

Learn to collect, clean, manage, describe, and visualize economic data using modern statistical software such as R, SQL, or Excel. Develop skills to apply economic analysis to business and policy issues. Builds upon the statistical skills and economic theories learned previously but will also introduce new statistical techniques and economic ideas. Each content area will be learned through applications and projects.

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ECON 417: Introductory Econometrics

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212; ECON 215 or equivalent.
Designed to give undergraduate and master's level economics students an introduction to basic econometric methods including economic model estimation and analyses of economic data. Hypothesis formulation and testing, economic prediction and problems in analyzing economic cross-section and time series data are considered.

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ECON 445: Gender Economics and Social Provisioning

Prerequisites: ECON 211 or ECON 212.
Introduction to the field of feminist economics. Critiques of economic theory and methodology along with gender and household decision-making, the care economy, international migration, development, globalization, the feminization of labor markets, and macroeconomics.

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ECON 471: Public Finance

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212; ECON 312.
Microeconomic analysis of policy issues in public finance, emphasizing taxation. Includes public goods and externalities; analysis of tax incidence, efficiency, and equity; and fiscal federalism.

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ECON 472: Efficiency in Government

Prerequisites: ECON 210, or both ECON 211 and ECON 212.
Prepares students to conduct social and economic planning, program evaluation, and budgeting. Analysis of the delivery of government goods and services consistent with values and societal goals. Includes: philosophy of government, budget theory, social indicators, social fabric matrix, cost effective analysis, technology assessment, evaluation of the natural environment, and time analysis.

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MRKT 442: Marketing Management

Prerequisites: Senior standing; Marketing major or International Business major with marketing as an option; MRKT 341; MRKT 345 or MRKT 350 or MRKT 355; AND 6 hours of marketing electives.
Application of marketing principles to the solution of a wide variety of problems involving influence of the consumer, choice of channels, marketing legislation, and the management of merchandising, advertising, personal selling, sales promotion, pricing, and marketing research.

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MRKT 490: Special Topics: Union Pacific Applied Projects

Prerequisites: MRKT 341 and permission.
Together in teams, students will work with managers at Union Pacific on three different business projects where they will act as consultants. The projects are judged on a competitive basis with feedback from Union Pacific managers. The class is interdisciplinary and open to all majors. The projects will cover different aspects of business.

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SCMA 474: Strategic Supply Chain Management

Prerequisites: Senior Standing; Open to SCMA Majors Only; SCMA 331; SCMA 335; MRKT 346; 2.5 GPA.
The focus of this course is on bringing together the concepts and theories of Supply Chain Management through the application in real world settings. Students will emulate decision making through simulated applications and will work with local/regional organizations to make improvements or explore opportunities enhancing supply chain applications.

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Business Advising and Student Engagement
HLH 125