Business Fundamentals: Communication and Collaboration
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In this program, students will increase their proficiency in business communication and cultural and collaborative intelligence, developing skills that are necessary to effectively work in cross-functional teams and conduct business internationally. Effective communication, leadership, and teamwork are skills that drive successful business outcomes. In addition to identifying and exploring these key ingredients for business success, student will better understand the relationship between business and today's society from different stakeholder perspectives.
In the fall quarter, program activities will include the study of business communication, organizational behavior, and cross-functional teamwork, which will serve as a foundation for careers in business and government, as well as further work in advanced social sciences, including graduate programs. Through seminar texts and other readings, videos, group projects, workshops, independent research, and student presentations, we’ll examine businesses and organizational leadership from a variety of viewpoints. Seminar texts, as well as fundamental business texts, will focus on enhancing students' cultural and collaborative intelligence skills, which are necessary for effectively conducting business and managing nonprofits.
During the winter quarter, we’ll analyze a variety of compelling problems and issues centered on economically successful businesses. Students will study a wide range of topics pertaining to the fields of brand management, project management, and operations and supply chain management.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be better equipped to understand how a successful business operates and work within various types of organizations in conducting of business and public policy. In addition, they will be better prepared to more effectively collaborate in cross-functional teams, which is increasingly required today by businesses and governments.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
business, management, and government service.
Credits per quarter
- Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
Class Size: 50
25% Reserved for Freshmen
Located in: Olympia
|2019-05-28||Communication and Collaboration added to the title per faculty request|