BUAD 200x: Economic Foundations for Business

Course examines fundamental concepts of both microeconomics and macroeconomics as they pertain to business and financial decisions. Not available for degree credit to business majors.

BUAD 200x Economic Foundations for Business (2, FaSp) Examines fundamental concepts of both microeconomics and macroeconomics as they pertain to business and financial decisions.

This course is primarily designed to introduce non-business majors to fundamentals of economics which underlie the study of business.  It explains the economic basis for the procedures, practices and policies by which managers contribute to the successful performance of organizations.  The course also provides students with knowledge of key economic concepts and theoretical principles related to how markets work, how prices are set and how resources are allocated.  In addition, the course is intended to provide students with the tools to continue your business minor.  Decision making at the individual and firm level and at the level of governments and international markets will be examined.

   


Dr. Bristow is an expert on corporate finance and entrepreneurship. He has over 30 years experience including ten years between his MBA and his Ph.D. with Eli Lilly & Company. He has published papers in economics, engineering, and law journals, and advises on matters involving financing. Professor Bristow is a corporate director of Landec Corporation (Nasdaq: LNDC) a materials science company and consults with other high tech firms. His education includes: PhD Financial Economics, UCLA; MBA, Indiana University; BS Chemical Engineering, Purdue University. He was sole inventor for a medical device in June 2010 "Method for reducing the number of unwanted molecules in blood," United States Patent 7744883.