Colleges of Business and Technology Within This Term Paper

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Colleges of Business and Technology

Within this paper, a comparison and contrast of four colleges of business and technology will be provided. Initially, information will be provided on each of the four programs. A summary will then be offered in which the programs are compared and contrasted.

At the University of Michigan, students pursuing a bachelor's degree in business must obtain 120 credit hours, with one-half of those hours comprised of non-business electives. The 60 credit hours are devoted to required and elective business courses. Core business courses are taken during the student's junior year and include: Organizational Behavior Theory in Management, Business Law, Corporate Strategy, Economics of Enterprise, Financial Management, Introductory Probability and Statistics, Computer Information Systems, Marketing Management, Operations Management, and Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting. As is evident within the description of core courses, computer information systems is the only required course in technology. Elective courses are not identified; therefore, it is not possible to know the degree to which students can pursue further knowledge and skills in technology via electives.

At the University of California Berkeley, the Haas School of Business, students must take 32 hours of upper division core and elective courses. The core courses include Business Communication, Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions, Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions, Introduction to Financial Accounting, Introduction to Managerial Accounting, Financial Management, Organizational Behavior, Marketing, and Social and Political Environment of Business. While none of the core courses are focused on technology, there are a total of 5 elective courses that
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The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania offers a four-year integrated program. Unlike most other business programs in which the student has to wait until their junior year to begin professional courses, the student takes his/her first business course during their freshman year. In business subjects, students are expected to take a ten-course core comprised of courses in management, finance, accounting, statistics, marketing and operations, and information management. As well, students must take upper-level courses in a specialization field as well as courses in business breadth, societal organization and the global environment. The specialization courses at Wharton represent a concentration, consisting of four upper level courses, with students having the opportunity to choose from 20 different concentrations or to develop an individualized concentration that meets their own special interests. The undergraduate program at Wharton also allows the student to pursue a joint-degree, offering three joint-degree programs. One joint-degree program is in management and technology.

The Fischer College of Business at Ohio State University offers an undergraduate program in which the student chooses a specialization from among 12 areas: accounting, economics, finance, human resources, information systems, international business, marketing and logistics, operations management, real estate and urban analysis, risk management and insurance, transportation and…

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