Business Administration, Undergraduate (UGBA)

Courses

UGBA C5 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Designed for students who wish to know about entrepreneurship, its importance to our society, and its role in bringing new ideas to market. Students will understand the entrepreneurial business process and how they might become involved in those processes in their future careers--in whatever direction those careers might lead. What is entrepreneurship? What is opportunity recognition and selection?
How can you create competitive advantage? How do you focus on doing right and doing well?
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UGBA 10 Principles of Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This course provides an introduction to the study of the modern business enterprise. The course is taught in five modules, the order of which may vary from semester to semester. The first examines the role and governance of business enterprise in a market economy. The second concentrates on financial issues, while the third looks at the problems of managing people in organizations. The fourth examines
product pricing, marketing, and distribution issues and the last concentrates on the international business environment.
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UGBA 24 Freshman Seminars 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
The Berkeley Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small-seminar setting. Berkeley Seminars are offered in all campus departments, and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester.

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UGBA 39D Freshman/Sophomore Seminar 2 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Fall 2007
Freshman and sophomore seminars offer lower division students the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member and a group of peers in a small-seminar setting. These seminars are offered in all campus departments; topics vary from department to department and from semester to semester.

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UGBA 96 Lower Division Special Topics in Business Administration 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Study in various fields of business administration for lower division students. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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UGBA 98 Directed Group Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Organized group study on topics selected by lower division students under the sponsorship and direction of a member of the Haas School of Business faculty.

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UGBA 100 Business Communication 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Theory and practice of effective communication in a business environment. Students practice what they learn with oral presentations and written assignments that model real-life business situations.

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UGBA 101A Microeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Economic analysis applicable to the problems of business enterprises with emphasis on the determination of the level of prices, outputs, and inputs; effects of the state of the competitive environment on business and government policies.

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UGBA 101B Macroeconomic Analysis for Business Decisions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Analysis of the operation of the market system with emphasis on the factors responsible for economic instability; analysis of public and business policies which are necessary as a result of business fluctuations.

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UGBA 102A Introduction to Financial Accounting 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The identification, measurement, and reporting of financial effects of events on enterprises, with a particular emphasis on business organization. Preparation and interpretation of balance sheets, income statements, and statements of cash flows.

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UGBA 102B Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The uses of accounting systems and their outputs in the process of management of an enterprise. Classification of costs and revenue on several bases for various uses; budgeting and standard cost accounting; analyses of relevant costs and other data for decision making.

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UGBA 103 Introduction to Finance 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Analysis and management of the flow of funds through an enterprise. Cash management, source and application of funds, term loans, types and sources of long-term capital. Capital budgeting, cost of capital, and financial structure. Introduction to capital markets.

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UGBA 104 Analytic Decision Modeling Using Spreadsheets 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course provides an introduction to several quantitative methods used to facilitate complex decision-making in business, with applications in many different industries, at different levels in the organization, and with different scopes of decisions. The power of the methods covered in this class is further enhanced by implementing them in spreadsheet software, which allows
complex problems to be approached and solved in a straightforward and understandable manner.
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UGBA 105 Leading People 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
A general descriptive and analytical study of organizations from the behavioral science point of view. Problems of motivation, leadership, morale, social structure, groups, communications, hierarchy, and control in complex organizations are addressed. The interaction among technology, environment, and human behavior are considered. Alternate theoretical
models are discussed.
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UGBA 106 Marketing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The evolution of markets and marketing; market structure; marketing cost and efficiency; public and private regulation; the development of marketing programs including decisions involving products, price, promotional distribution.

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UGBA 107 The Social, Political, and Ethical Environment of Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Study and analysis of American business in a changing social and political environment. Interaction between business and other institutions. Role of business in the development of social values, goals, and national priorities. The expanding role of the corporation in dealing with social problems and issues.

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UGBA 113 Managerial Economics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2011, Fall 2010, Fall 2009
Analysis of the theory and practice of decision-making in business firms, utilizing the concepts and techniques of managerial economics. The business decisions to be investigated include pricing policies, internal transfer pricing, and various choices under uncertainty.

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UGBA 115 Competitive Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 3 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course draws upon theories and frameworks from industrial organization economics, game theory, and resource-based views to address the unique challenges confronted by senior executives of organizations. The focus is strategies for competitive advantage at an organizational level. Topics include industry and competitor analysis, horizontal and vertical boundaries of the firm,
strategic positioning, internal competencies, and dynamic capabilities.
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UGBA 117 Special Topics in Economic Analysis and Policy 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2015 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2014, Fall 2013
A variety of topics in economic analysis and policy with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 118 International Trade 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course will develop models for understanding the economic causes and effects of international trade, will investigate the effects of economic policies that inhibit trade, and will examine the political economy of trade. By integrating the findings of the latest theoretical and empirical research in international economics, this course help students
learn how to explore the current political debates in the U.S. and elsewhere regarding the benefits and costs of international trade.
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UGBA 119 Leading Strategy Implementation 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2015
Class format consists of lectures, experiential exercises, student presentations, and case discussions. This course will cover the concepts and techniques required for successful implementation of business strategies with a particular focus on the role of effective leadership in leading strategic change.

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UGBA 120AA Intermediate Financial Accounting 1 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This Course introduces the student to concepts, theory and applications of financial accounting. The topics covered include accrual accounting concepts, financial statement analysis, inventory valuations, capital assets and their corresponding depreciation and impairment. Attention is given to examples on current reporting practices and to the study of
reporting requirements promulgated by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) with comparison to the International Accounting Standards Board (“IASB”).
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UGBA 120AB Intermediate Financial Accounting 2 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
This course expands students’ knowledge of the concepts, theory, and application of financial accounting. It continues the technical accounting sequence, which also includes UGBA 120AA, Intermediate Accounting 1 and UGBA 120B, Advanced Financial Accounting. Topics include an in-depth treatment of the financing elements of the balance sheet and the income
statement, as well as a detailed examination of the statement of cash flows.
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UGBA 120B Advanced Financial Accounting 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Continuation of 120A. Sources of long term capital; funds statements, financial analysis, accounting for partnerships, consolidated financial statements, adjustments of accounting data using price indexes; accounting for the financial effects of pension plans; other advanced accounting problems.

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UGBA 121 Federal Income Tax Accounting 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Determination of individual and corporation tax liability; influence of federal taxation on economic activity; tax considerations in business and investment decisions.

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UGBA 122 Financial Information Analysis 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course is designed to: 1) develop basic skills in financial statement analysis; 2) teach students to identify the relevant financial data used in a variety of decision contexts, such as equity valuation, forecasting firm-level economic variables, distress prediction and credit analysis; 3) help students appreciate the factors that influence the outcome of the financial
reporting process, such as the incentives of reporting parties, regulatory rules, and a firm's competitive environment.
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UGBA 123 Operating and Financial Reporting Issues in the Financial Services Industry 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course examines how accounting in the financial services industry – banking, insurance, real estate – actually operates. Students learn about underwriting and pricing in each sector, investment processes and controls, incentive-based profit sharing, risk management, and the factors that contribute to profitability. Students learn what financial statements reveal about estimates companies make regarding liabilities
and, more generally, what they reveal about how companies deal with uncertainty associated with predicting and measuring financial results. Students examine the controversy over employing Fair Value Accounting across sectors and learn about other sector-specific accounting requirements.
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UGBA W125 Professional Judgment in Accounting 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2012 8 Week Session
An online course in reviewing auditing principles with a simulated audit experience over the complex areas of estimates and judgments.

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UGBA 126 Auditing 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Concepts and problems in the field of professional verification of financial and related information, including ethical, legal and other professional issues, historical developments, and current concerns.

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UGBA 127 Special Topics in Accounting 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
A variety of topics in accounting with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 128 Strategic Cost Management 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Managerial accounting is a company's internal language and is used for decision-making, production management, product design and pricing, performance evaluation and motivation of employees. The objective of the course is to develop the skills and analytical ability of effectively and efficiently use managerial accounting information in order to help a company achieve its strategic and financial
goals.
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UGBA 129 Financial Reporting for Complex Transactions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course develops sophisticated users of financial information. Students will enhance their ability to understand the economic essence of important complex business transactions, focusing on topics related to major financial events in the lifecycle of an organization (IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, etc.) Students’ ability to identify and understand the financial reporting and
tax issues related to these business dealings and accounting situations will dramatically increase. Many fascinating transactions will be examined in an effort to understand the economic underpinnings of the transactions and their accounting representation in the financial statements.
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UGBA 131 Corporate Finance and Financial Statement Analysis 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course will cover the principles and practice of business finance. It will focus on project evaluation, capital structure, and corporate governance. Firms' policies toward debt, equity, and dividends are explored. The incentives and conflicts facing managers and owners are also discussed.

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UGBA 132 Financial Institutions and Markets 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Organization, behavior, and management of financial institutions. Markets for financial assets and the structure of yields, influence of Federal Reserve System and monetary policy on financial assets and institutions.

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UGBA 133 Investments 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
Sources of and demand for investment capital, operations of security markets, determination of investment policy, and procedures for analysis of securities.

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UGBA 136F Behavioral Finance 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course explores why markets are sometimes inefficient. We consider the role that investors’ heuristics and biases play in generating mispricing in financial markets. We also explore how various trading frictions limit the ability of arbitrageurs to reduce mispricing. Finally, we look at the influence of market inefficiencies on corporate decisions.

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UGBA 137 Special Topics in Finance 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
A variety of topics in finance with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 141 Production and Operations Management 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A survey of the concepts and methodologies for management control of production and operations systems. Topics include inventory control, material requirements planning for multistage production systems, aggregate planning, scheduling, and production distribution.

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UGBA 143 Game Theory and Business Decisions 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course provides an introduction to game theory and decision analysis. Game theory is concerned with strategic interactions among players (multi-player games), and decision analysis is concerned with making choices under uncertainty (single-player games). Emphasis is placed on applications.

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UGBA 147 Special Topics in Operations and Information Technology Management 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Fall 2011, Spring 2010
A variety of topics in manufacturing and information technology with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 151 Management of Human Resources 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
The designs of systems of rewards, assessment, and manpower development. The interaction of selection, placement, training, personnel evaluation, and career ladders within an on-going organization. Role of the staff manager. Introduction of change. Implications of behavioral research for management problems and policies.

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UGBA 152 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017
The purpose of this course is to understand the theory and processes of negotiation as practiced in a variety of settings. It is designed to be relevant to the broad spectrum of negotiation problems faced by managers and professionals. By focusing on the hehavior of individuals, groups, and organizations in the context of competitive situations, the course
will allow students the opportunity to develop negotiation skills experientially in useful analytical frameworks (e.g.- simulations, cases).
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UGBA 154 Power and Politics in Organizations 2 or 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course will provide students with a sense of "political intelligence." After taking this course, students will be able to: (1) diagnose the true distribution of power in organizations, (2) identify strategies for building sources of power, (3) develop techniques for influencing others, (4) understand the role of power in building cooperation and leading change
in organizations, and (5) make sense of others' attempts to influence them. These skills are essential for effective and satisfying career building.
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UGBA 155 Leadership 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
The purpose of this course is for the students to develop understanding of the theory and practice of leadership in various organizational settings. It is designed to allow students the opportunity to develop leadership skills through experiential exercises, behavorial and self-assessments, case studies, class disscussions, and lectures.

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UGBA 156AC Diversity in the Workplace 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2015, Fall 2014, Spring 2014
This course introduces students to various theories on diversity in business and the importance of human capital equity and inclusion to organizations. Students will engage in community-based projects to be more conscious of the social impact of positive human relations and to foster equity, social justice, and civic responsibility. Emphasis placed on experiential learning with issues of race, ethnicity
, gender, generational status, spirituality, sexual orientation, and physical and mental ability.
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UGBA 157 Special Topics in the Management of Organizations 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
A variety of topics in organizational behavior and industrial relations with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 160 Consumer Behavior 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Consumer behavior is the study of how consumers process information, form attitudes and judgments, and make decisions. Its study is critical to understand how consumers think and behave, which is critical for a company wishing to develop a customer focus. Given how different people are, it is amazing how similarly their minds work. Consumer psychology
is the systematic study of how consumers perceive information, how they encode it in memory, integrate it with other sources of information, retrieve it from memory, and utilize it to make decisions. It is one of the building blocks of the study of marketing and provides the student with a set of tools with diverse applications.
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UGBA 161 Marketing Research: Data and Analytics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Marketing research objectives; qualitative research, surveys, experiments, sampling, data analysis.

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UGBA 162 Brand Management and Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course is an introduction to product management in marketing consumer and industrial goods and services. The course will cover analysis of market information, development of product strategy, programming strategy, and implementation.

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UGBA 162A Product Branding and Branded Entertainment 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016
As consumers demand information and products tailored specifically to their individual needs, brands strive to create alternative advertising methods to build lasting relationships and retain “top of mind” status. Smart consumers, especially those in niche markets, have dismissed traditional avenues of sponsorship and product placement. Course explores how and why brand executives across multiple industries are leveraging
entertainment to connect with niche markets. It educates students about how marketers develop creative and entertaining ways to connect with multi-hyphenate customers. Course culminates in a Creative Pitch, based on a case study, and a Client Presentation where students present marketing campaigns to industry executives.
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UGBA 165 Advertising Strategy 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Basic concepts and functions of advertising in the economy; consumer motivation; problems in utilizing advertising and measuring its effectiveness.

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UGBA 167 Special Topics in Marketing 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
A variety of topics in marketing with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 168B International Marketing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Provides frameworks, knowledge, and sensitivities to formulate and implement marketing strategies for competing in the international arena. Regions and countries covered include the Americas, Europe, Japan, China, India, Russia, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Issues covered include global versus local advertising, international pricing strategies, selecting and managing strategic international alliances
and distribution channels, managing international brands and product lines through product life cycle, international retailing, and international marketing organization and control.
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UGBA 169 Pricing 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
This three-module course aims to equip students with proven concepts, techniques, and frameworks for assessing and formulating pricing strategies. The first module develops the economics and behavorial foundations of pricing. The second module discusses several innovative pricing concepts including price customization, nonlinear pricing, price matching, and product line pricing.
The third module analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of several Internet-based, buyer-determined pricing models.
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UGBA 170 Ethical Leadership in Business 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
The purpose of this class is to enhance the ability of students to anticipate, critically analyze, and appropriately respond to the wide-range social and ethical issues that challenge managers as well as individuals in their roles as citizens, consumers, investors, and employees. Instruction is based on lectures and case analysis, supplemented by topical and philosophical articles and essays.

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UGBA C172 History of American Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course will examine selected aspects of the history of American business. Included will be discussions of the evolution of the large corporation, the development of modern managerial techniques, and the changing relationship of business, government, and labor.

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UGBA 175 Legal Aspects of Management 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
An analysis of the law and the legal process, emphasizing the nature and functions of law within the U.S. federal system, followed by a discussion of the legal problems pertaining to contracts and related topics, business association, and the impact of law on economic enterprise.

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UGBA 176 Media Consulting and Public Relations 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016
Introduces students to the conceptual issues and formidable practical challenges involved in the profession of corporate and non-profit public relations. Students build on previous coursework in oral and written business communications, brand management, governance and strategy. They learn how to work in teams to craft innovative and effective media responses to external stakeholders (e.g., customers, clients, donors, regulators
, lawyers, public officials, the general public) when the organizations for which they work face the need to manage change (e.g. a new product introduction, the entrance of a new competitor) or deal with an unanticipated crisis.
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UGBA 177 Special Topics in Business and Public Policy 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
A variety of topics in business and public policy with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 178 Introduction to International Business 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
A survey involving environmental, economic, political, and social constraints on doing business abroad; effects of overseas business investments on domestic and foreign economies; foreign market analysis and operational strategy of a firm; management problems and development potential of international operations.

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UGBA 179 International Consulting for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
By exploring the intersection of global business, entrepreneurship, and consulting, this course provides an understanding of how decision-makers in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) can develop the frameworks necessary for making decisions about how to venture across borders in pursuit of economic opportunities in today's hypercompetitive global business environment. In addition to the technical
analysis of cases, there is a strong emphasis on how to create a new service company, market and sell to potential clients, manage client relationships, and leverage financial and human resources in a service setting.
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UGBA 180 Introduction to Real Estate and Urban Land Economics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
The nature of real property; market analysis; construction cycles; mortgage lending; equity investment; metropolitan growth; urban land use; real property valuation; public policies.

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UGBA 183 Introduction to Real Estate Finance 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Real estate debt and equity financing; mortgage market structure; effects of credit on demand; equity investment criteria; public policies in real estate finance and urban development.

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UGBA 184 Urban and Real Estate Economics 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course examines how market forces influence the development of cities and the development and pricing of real estate assets. Topics include city formation; city size; land rent and land use; the operation of residential, commerical and industrial property markets; and the impacts of government policies, including the provision of public services, the imposition property taxes and fees, transportation
pricing and investment, and land use regulations.
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UGBA 187 Special Topics in Real Estate Economics and Finance 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2012, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
A variety of topics in real estate economics and finance with emphasis on current problems and research.

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UGBA 190S Strategy for the Information Technology Firm 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Prior to 2007
This course is a strategy and general management course for students interested in pursuing careers in the global information technology industry. Students are taught to view the IT industry through the eyes of the general manager/CEO (whether at a start-up or an industry giant). They learn how to evaluate strategic options and their consequences, how to understand the perspectives of various industry players, and how
to anticipate how they are likely to behave under various circumstances. These include the changing economics of production, the role network effects and standards have on adoption of new products and services, the tradeoffs among potential pricing strategies, and the regulatory and public policy context.
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UGBA 190T Special Topics in Innovation and Design 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Advanced study in the fields of innovation and design that will address current and emerging issues. Topics will vary with each offering and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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UGBA 190V Corporate Strategy in Telecommunications and Media 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2014, Spring 2014
This course is an intensive and in-depth study of the rapidly evolving global telecommunications and media industry viewed through the perspective of an entrepreneur/innovator (whether at a start-up or an established company) attempting to introduce a new product or service into the market. The course is fundamentally about strategy and general management, but will draw from a variety of disciplines including
public policy, law, marketing, economics, finance, engineering, and physics to identify the key issues, analyze the potential options and understand the consequences of the decisions made by management.
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UGBA 191C Communication for Leaders 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Fall 2016, Summer 2016 Second 6 Week Session
This course is a workshop in the fundamentals of public speaking skills in today's business environment. Each student will give speeches, coach, and debate each other, and take part in a variety of listening and other communication exercises. The course focuses on authenticity, persuasion, and advocacy.

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UGBA 191I Improvisational Leadership 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This class explores the broad principles of improvisation, a performing art form that has developed pedagogical methods to enhance individual spontaneity, listening and awareness, expressive skills, risk-taking, and one’s ability to make authentic social and emotional connections. The ultimate aim of the course is to help students develop an innovative and improvisational leadership mindset, sharpening
in-the-moment decision making and the ability to quickly recognize and act upon opportunities when presented. In practical terms, this course strives to enhance students’ business communication skills and increase both interpersonal intuition and confidence.
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UGBA 191L Leadership Communication 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Not yet offered
Leadership Communication is a workshop in the fundamentals of public speaking in today's business environment. Through prepared and impromptu speeches aimed at moving others to action, peer coaching, and lectures, students will sharpen their authentic and persuasive communication skills, develop critical listening skills, improve abilities to give, receive, and apply feedback, and gain confidence as public speakers.

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UGBA 191P Leadership and Personal Development 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course is highly interactive and challenges you to explore questions central to your own leadership journey. The ultimate aim of the class is to help you develop a lifelong leadership development practice, where continuous personal growth is valued and actively pursued.

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UGBA 192A Leading Nonprofit and Social Enterprises 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course prepares students conceptually and practically to found, lead, and manage organizations in the nonprofit sector. The course focuses on mission and theory of change (strategy), role of the board in governance, managing and marketing to multiple constituencies, role of advocacy in meeting mission, leadership styles and managing organizational culture, resource development (philanthropy)
, nonprofit financial management, managing for impact, HR management (volunteering), and cross-sector alliances.
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UGBA 192AC Social Movements and Social Media 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016
This course provides a survey of innovative social movements and their complex relationships to social media technologies. It will examine the evolution from pre-social-media to present-day mobilizing strategies and the interplay between explicitly policy- and advocacy-focused approaches and related efforts rooted in music, visual arts, popular culture and celebrities. The course will place into comparative relief the discourses
of explicitly racially- or ethnically-defined movements and movements that mobilize based on other, sometimes overlapping categories of marginalization including class, immigration status, gender identity and occupational category.
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UGBA 192B Strategic Philanthropy 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017
This course teaches students the concepts and practices of effective philanthropy. It offers students the experience of studying relevant theories and frameworks for assessing potential grant recipients and a real-world grant making experience in which they complete a series of nonprofit organizational assessments and then make actual grants totaling $10,000 to a limited number of organizations. Students learn about the
evolution of the philanthropic sector from traditional entities, such as private, corporate and community foundations, to an array of new funding intermediaries, technology-driven philanthropies, open source platforms, “impact” investors, and venture philanthropy partnerships.
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UGBA 192L Applied Impact Evaluation 2 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
This course covers the methods and applications of impact evaluations, which is the science of measuring the causal impact of a program or policy on outcomes of interest. At its essence, impact evaluation is about generating evidence on which policies work, and which don’t. This subject matter should appeal to three main audiences: (1) those in decision-making positions, such as policy makers
and business leaders, and need to consume the information generated from impact evaluations to make informed evidence-based decisions, (2) project managers, development practitioners and business managers who commission impact evaluations and (3) researchers who actually design and implement impact evaluations.
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UGBA 192N Topics in Social Sector Leadership 1 - 5 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Advanced study in the field of social sector leadership that will address current and emerging issues. Topics will vary with each offering and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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UGBA 192P Sustainable Business Consulting Projects 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
Discuss the field of strategic corporate social responsibility (CSR) through a series of lectures, guest speakers, and projects. The course will examine best practices used by companies to engage in socially responsible business practices. It will provide students with a flavor of the complex dilemmas one can face in business in trying to do both "good for society" and "well for shareholders."
It looks at CSR from a corporation perspective, and how this supports core business objectives, core competencies, and bottom-line profits.
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UGBA 192T Topics in Corporate Social Responsibility 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 First 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Summer 2016 First 6 Week Session
Advanced study in the field of corporate social responsibility that will address current and emerging issues. Topics will vary with each offering and will be announced at the beginning of each term.

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UGBA 193B Energy & Civilization 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016
Energy is one of the main drivers of civilization. Today we are at the precipice of what many hope will be a major paradigm shift in energy production and use. Two transitions are needed. On the one hand, we must find ways to extend the benefits of our existing energy system to the impoverished people living in the developing world while continuing to provide these benefits to the people of the developed world. On the other
hand, we must completely overhaul the existing system to fight climate change and other forms of air and water pollution. Are these shifts truly within our reach? Can we achieve both simultaneously? If so, how? This Big Ideas course will grapple with these questions using an interdisciplinary systems approach.
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UGBA 193C Curricular Practical Training for International Students 0.0 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This is a zero-unit internship course for non-immigrant international students participating in internships under the Curricular Practical Training program. Requires a paper exploring how the theoretical constructs learned in UGBA courses were applied during the internship.

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UGBA 193I Business Abroad 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
This course includes both formal learning in lectures, experiential learning, and action research through site visits abroad. Students and instructor will visit with international companies and/or organizations to learn about the business opportunities and challenges of operating in a specific country or region. Evaluation is based on student participation, presentations, and
a research paper. Country and business industry focus may vary from term to term depending upon the instructor.
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UGBA 194 Undergraduate Colloquium on Business Topics 1 Unit

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
This is a speakers series course designed to give students insights from practitioners into complex issues facing American business leaders. Each week a guest speaker will discuss an issue related to a particular theme, ranging from corporate governance to the social responsibilities of business. Students will be challenged to synthesize, question, and extend those insights under the guidance of
the instructor.
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UGBA 195A Entrepreneurship 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Do you have an idea for a new business, but want to learn how to more fully develop this idea? Would you like to receive funding for your business idea, but lack a framework to ask for capital? This course takes students through the new venture process using a business plan as the main deliverable. A well-written business plan sets key milestones and indicates the resources needed to achieve them
, in an increasingly complex business environment. Through the planning process that tightly links market and financial planning a business plan creates a set of standards to which investors and teammates can evaluate actual performance, laying the foundation for an “operating plan” once the business is launched.
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UGBA 195P Perspectives on Entrepreneurship 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Fall 2015, Fall 2014
This course explores and examines key issues facing entrepreneurs and their businesses. It is intended to provide a broad spectrum of topics across many business disciplines including accounting, finance, marketing, organizational behavior, production/quality, technology, etc. Students will acquire a keen understanding of both the theoretical and real world tools used by today's entrepreneurial business
leaders in achieving success in today's global business environment.
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UGBA 195S Entrepreneurship To Address Global Poverty 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2015, Spring 2014
This course examines whether and how entrepreneurial ventures can meaningfully address global poverty vs. more traditional approaches such as foreign aid, private philanthropy or corporate social responsibility initiatives. Combining lectures, case studies, and interviews with social entrepreneurs, it explores poverty and entrepreneurship before focusing on their intersection in various bottom-of-pyramid
markets, from health, housing, and education to energy, agriculture, and finance.
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UGBA 195T Topics in Entrepreneurship 1 - 3 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Courses of this kind will cover issues in entrepreneurship that either appeal to a specialized interest by type of firm being started (e.g., new ventures in computer software) or in the aspect of the entrepreneurial process being considered (e.g., new venture funding). The courses typically will be designed to take advantage of the access offered by the University and the locale to knowledgeable and
experienced members of the business community.
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UGBA 196 Special Topics in Business Administration 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Study in various fields of business administration. Topics will vary from year to year and will be announced at the beginning of each semester.

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UGBA 198 Directed Study 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2016, Spring 2016
Organized group study on topics selected by upper division students under the sponsorship and direction of a member of the Haas School of Business faculty.

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UGBA 199 Supervised Independent Study and Research 1 - 4 Units

Offered through: Business Administration
Terms offered: Summer 2017 Second 6 Week Session, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
Enrollment restrictions apply.

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