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Courses in Ross School of Business
Business Administration (BA)
BA 499 / GERMAN 430. Doing Business in German
GERMAN 350 or one 300-level course beyond GERMAN 232, and permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit. W. Taught in German.

This course introduces students to the language of German business and gives them insight into Germany's place in the global economy. The course is organized around major business and economic topics, such as: the geography of business and industry in German; the European Union and Germany's role therein; traffic, transportation and trade; social structure; economic structure; ecology. In addition to the basic text, students will read actual business, merchandising, and advertising material; newspapers and magazines. There will also be short videos on business and related topics.

Business Economics and Public Policy (BE)
BE 440 / MATH 422. Risk Management and Insurance
MATH 115, junior standing, and permission of instructor. (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Exploration of insurance as a means of replacing uncertainty with certainty; use of mathematical models to explain theory of interest, risk theory, credibility theory and ruin theory; how mathematics underlies important individual and societal decisions.

Law, History, and Communication (LHC)
LHC 412 / HISTORY 476. American Business History
Junior, senior, or graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

In this course, the origins, the development, and the growth of businesses are studied. The course traces the beginnings of American business enterprise from Europe and describes business activities during the American colonial, revolutionary, and pre-Civil War periods. It then discusses economic aspects of the Civil War, post-civil War industrial growth, business consolidation and the antitrust movement, economic aspects of World War I, business conditions during the 1920s, effects of the 1929 depression and the New Deal upon business, economic aspects of World War II, post-war business developments, the crash of 2007-2008 and some current business trends. The topics are enlivened by discussions of business personalities.

Technology & Operations (TO)
TO 518 / IOE 510 / MATH 561. Linear Programming I
MATH 217, 417, or 419. (3). (BS). May not be repeated for credit.

Formulation of problems from the private and public sectors using the mathematical model of linear programming. Development of the simplex algorithm; duality theory and economic interpretations. Postoptimality (sensitivity) analysis application and interpretations. Introduction to transportation and assignment problems; special purpose algorithms and advanced computational techniques. Students have opportunities to formulate and solve models developed from more complex case studies and to use various computer programs.

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