BUS-G202 Business, Government and Society
- 16 weeks
- 2 credits
- Prerequisite(s): ECON-E201 or ECON-B251 with a grade of C or higher
This course is intended to make students aware of the broad range of ways in which the non-market environment—especially government policy—affects business, and gain an understanding of the process through which businesses and other special interest groups create and change the rules of the game under which they function. In today’s economy, successful business strategy entails more than outmaneuvering rival companies; managers must also devise strategies to cope with the global, non-market forces that confront businesses and other forms of organization. Managers need to understand how public policy is made and how special interest groups, including their own businesses, can affect the policy process. This is true both for the CEO of a multinational corporation dealing with multiple governments and the administrator for a local partnership trying to deal with city officials.