BUS 319: Introduction to MIS (Management Information Systems)
Prof. Sandra Newton
BUS 319 students visited the Juried Student Exhibition at the University Art Gallery. Drawing from the embodied experience of viewing numerous pieces of art in multiple spaces in the gallery, students made a “Mind Map” to organize information about the pieces into data system, relating the gallery experience to database design.
BUS 491: Strategic Management
Prof. Mona Sabuco
Business majors attended rehearsal and performance for HERE: A US-Korean Dance & Live Music Exchange in Person Theater. This original dance work, spearheaded by choreographer and Prof. Christine Cali, fused traditional Korean dance, contemporary American dance and Indie-Rock music, with student and professional dancers and musicians working side-by-side. BUS 491 students wrote memos to Prof. Sabuco based on this experience, performing internal scans of the Department of Theatre Arts & Dance to assess organizational strengths and weaknesses.
Our analysis of the Theater Program as a business was an insightful and valuable experience… Conducting an internal scan of the theater as a business allowed me to expand my ability to recognize organizational strengths and weaknesses and identify resources and company structure… An ability to conduct an internal scan of my organization will be a critical managing tool to identify inefficiencies and opportunities for improvement. – Dan Virkstis, BUS 491 student