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.
Internships are short-term, structured, entry-level professional opportunities that connect your academic preparation with practical work experience. Interns work on meaningful projects, receive supervision and mentorship, and develop skills necessary for a specific employer, industry or job function.
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BSAD 395: Professional Internship - Credit hours for the internship are based around the quality of academic assignments submitted about the internship. Students cannot earn internship credit for their current job but can earn internship credit for an experience in a new area at their current organization if it relates to their undergraduate academic studies. Regardless of the academic credit awarded for the internship (0, 1, 2 or 3 credit hours), all internships must involve at least 150 hours of work. View the public syllabus
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How to Enroll
Prepare for your future in a globalized economy by challenging yourself to study or intern in another country with Nebraska Business Abroad experiences around the world.
Whether you want to change the world through social entrepreneurship or gain a deeper understanding of a different culture, there’s a study abroad program for you.
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In experiential courses, you will have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and learn business by doing business while still having the support from your classmates and professor. Learn by doing projects for actual clients, case studies, simulations, in-class activities, role-playing and interacting with guest speakers.
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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Prerequisites: ACCT major and ACCT 309, 312, and 314 with a grade of C or better.
Improvisation, professional writing, and professional presentations.
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.
Prerequisites: ECON 211, ECON 212, ECON 215 or equivalent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Sophomore Standing. Acceptance into the Clifton Builders Program.
Introduction to entrepreneurship management/marketing. Provides an 'insider's view' of entrepreneurial creativity, innovation, and value creation. First-hand accounts from personal experiences in creating new products, services, and ideas. Insight into real-world marketing creativity, leadership applications, research and development, market analysis, feasibility study, and potential careers in creativity and related fields. Involves the investigation of markets, both for profit and not-for-profit.
The opportunities and challenges that are distinctive to businesses owned and operated by members of a family. Shared governance, leadership development, succession, and family-business tensions.
Prerequisites: Junior Standing; ENTR/MNGT 321.
Covers the creative skills fundamental to the process of identifying and exploiting entrepreneurial opportunities and the analytical toolkit needed to explore the feasibility of an entrepreneurial opportunity. Integrates experiential exercises, thought leadership in the field, and case study analysis to hone in on the critical importance of the entrepreneurial mindset to society. A variety of contexts are considered, including traditional small businesses, social/non-profit organizations, and innovative efforts within established firms.
Prerequisites: Junior standing; ENTR/MNGT 421.
Takes an in-depth look at the business planning process. By the end of the class, students produce their own business plans. Learn through their own business plan writing, through in-depth cases studies, by engaging in role plays and by interacting with business executives. Business plans are a critical part of any organization, thus, preparing students to develop business plans for a variety of new concepts and ideas, whether inside an established firm or as part of the start-up new venture. Students will be asked to enter their business plans into the business planning competitions in which the university participates.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.
Foundations of organizational behavior. This course provides the basic knowledge for managing people in organizations by surveying frameworks for individual, group, and system behaviors. The course builds critical thinking skills by examining the role of perception, personality and attitudes, motivation, leadership, group dynamics, employee engagement, organizational culture, communication and decision making in the management of work.
Prerequisites: Junior standing.
Organizations are complex systems calling for a leadership processes including the leader, the follower and the context to effect change. Students should emerge with an understanding of many of the basic concepts and generalizations about leadership, which relate to human behavior and interactions in organizations. Objectives and class activities focus on understanding how leaders function in organizations and on one's leadership operations in the organizational setting. Participants will utilize concepts, generalizations, theories and frames of reference to analyze organizations and leadership to understand and improve their functions. Topics covered include: Systems Theory and Organizational theory, the change process and the leadership process, roles in changing organizations, power and politics in organizations, congruence of individual and organizational ethics, and the behavioral concerns in project management.
Prerequisites: Accepted as a Student Strengths Coach.
Provides in-depth knowledge of strengths-based development and techniques to maximize the individual potential of others through the exploration and application of CliftonStrengths. Develops skills to be successful in coaching and positively impacting student development, engagement, and well-being in college and after graduation.
Prerequisites: Open only to students in the College of Business. SR; 2.5 GPA; major in the College of Business; BSAD220; ACCT201 and ACCT202; ECON211 and ECON212; FINA 361; SCMA350 and SCMA331; MNGT301; SCMA 331; MRKT 341; or equivalent.
Learn the principal concepts, frameworks, and techniques of strategic management. Formulate and apply business strategies, analyze cases, explore business simulations, and gain an understanding and appreciation of how strategy affects careers, company performance, and industry attractiveness.
Prerequisites: Open CoB Hon, Raikes and Hon students in good & SR standing. 2.5 GPA; major in Col of Bus; BSAD220; ACCT201&202; ECON211&212; FINA361; SCMA350&331; MNGT301; MRKT341; or equiv. Prereqs differ for RAIKES, ACTS, & ABUS majors - see bulletin for exceptions.
Formulation and application of business policies and strategies; analysis of cases using knowledge acquired in basic courses in accounting, economics, finance, human resources, information systems, marketing, and operations. The "C" complexity of business problems and the interrelationship of business functions.
Prerequisites: MRKT 257 and admission into the Certificate Program in Sales Excellence.
Practicum designed to enhance internship experience. Work closely with the instructor to develop an understanding of how sales concepts taught in class apply to the practical internship experience.
Prerequisites: MRKT 341, an undergraduate major in the College of Business, and approval of study plan by a faculty supervisor.
Provides an opportunity to study theories, principles, practices, techniques, and strategies utilized in the field of marketing through a marketing internship. Reflect on classroom knowledge and develop practical experience in professional business situations through an approved internship under the direction of a faculty member.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: MRKT 341 or Permission of Program Coordinator, major interest in marketing.
Primary study at a site(s) outside the United States with topics to vary depending on the country(ies) and area of study.
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.