Attendance Policy: Attendance is required. The class focuses on basic statistics, quantitative decision-making, and data presentation skills using Human Resource metrics and analytics examples. Students will learn how to assess the market and financial feasibility of a new venture as well as understand how to use equity and debt financing, how to select between starting up, franchising, or buying a business, how to lead the growing company, and how to address family business dilemmas.
The course helps students understand the economic considerations, particularly market failures that make social entrepreneurship desirable and necessary.
Course activities will include class discussion and analysis of societal dilemmas, contemporary cases and current news stories. May not be repeated for credit. Arriving late or leaving early will reduce your participation grade.
Emphasis is placed on defining economic, technological, ethical, political, and social factors affecting an organization and their consideration in setting goals, strategies, and operating policies.