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Spring 2019 Registration Information for MB Majors

Spring 2019 Registration Notes:

TERM SPECIFIC COURSES:

(See Master Schedule for Course Descriptions)

  • MB 351C (01): Brand and Marketing Communications (3 Credits)
  • MB 351C (02): Commercial Production (3 Credits)
  • MB 351C (03): Brexit: EU and UK Business (3 Credits)
  • MB 351C (04): Structure of American Industry and Innovation (3 Credits)
  • MB 351D (01): International Business Negotiations (4 Credits)

Note regarding MB 240:

ATTN: 2nd and 3rd Year Students - The MBD strongly encourages you to enroll in MB 240, Coaching, Mentoring and Teamwork Service-Learning Experience prior to going abroad. You may enroll in the course immediately after completing MB 234 as well as concurrently with MB 235.

Note: Prospective majors do not have to take MB 107 in the fall of their first year in order to complete the major. Many students start this course sequence in the spring semester (taking EC 103 or 104 in the fall; MB 107 and EC 103 or 104 in the spring; and then MB 234 and MB 214 and/or MB 224 in the fall of their second year). Still, some majors start their coursework in fall of their sophomore year (taking MB 107 in fall of their sophomore year (along with EC 103 or EC 104).

Spring 2019 Fall 2019
MB-107: Business Organization and Management ~OR~ MB-234: Foundations of Financial Accounting  ~OR~
EC-104: Introduction to Microeconomics   ~OR~

EC-103: Introduction to Macroeconomics
MB-224: Foundations of Org Behavior   ~OR~

MB-214: Foundations of Marketing
WLL* (first world language or literature course) EC-103: Introduction to Macroeconomics    ~OR~

EC-104: Introduction to Microeconomics
  WLL* (1st or 2nd foreign language or literature course)

*For students who plan to study abroad in their junior year, MB 234, MB 235, and EC 237 or MS 104 or SO 226 must be completed before you go abroad. Also, students are strongly encouraged to take both WLL courses as well as MB 240 before going abroad.

So, a sample course plan looks like this:

1st Take Next Take Then Take Lastly Take
MB 107
EC 103 or EC 104 can be taken concurrently
with MB 107
EC 104
MB 234
MB 214
MB 224
WLL
*these 5 classes in any order or some simultaneously
EC 103
MB 235
Stats (EC 237 or MS 104 or SO 226)
WLL
MB 240
MB 306
MB 338
*these 3 classes in any order or simultaneously
MB 349
(Senior Year Only)
MB 300 level elective
MB 300 level elective
MB 300 level elective

Registration Info for MB Minors

To minor in business, students are required to complete MB 107, MB 214, MB 224, MB 234, and two additional courses in business, at least one at the 300 level. The following courses may not be used to satisfy any of these requirements: MB 190, MB 240, MB 299, MB 360 (effective Fall 2014), and MB 399. Minor requirements are posted here.

Other Relevant Information:

Welcome to studying Management and Business (MB) at Skidmore! In this academic department, you’ll study the functional areas of MB (management, marketing, accounting, finance, and strategy) in context so you can become well-rounded leaders in an increasingly complex world. Some key things every MB student at Skidmore should know are…

  • MB Degree Audits – Students should follow your own progress towards your college degree by accessing your Degree Audit on the Student System. This information “audits” what courses you’ve taken, what major/college requirements you’ve already taken or are currently taken (in progress – IP), and what you still need to take care of before you graduate. The Degree Audit is something you should pay attention to whenever you meet with your advisor and think about course registration.

  • Going abroad – Did you know about 60% of Skidmore students study abroad, and MB is one of a handful of academic departments sending the most students to study overseas? What a great way to enrich your academic career! Students should explore study abroad programs and options with the Off-Campus Study and Exchange (OCSE) office. That office will also help you access a system in which your courses taken abroad can be considered for Skidmore credit. Go see them on the 2nd floor of Starbuck. And be sure to meet with your advisor to plan your course sequencing well in advance.

  • Summer courses – Consider taking courses at Skidmore in the summer. Or, if you want to enroll in an off-campus program with hopes of earning transfer credit, know that you must get approval BEFORE taking the course. Both the institution and the course content must be approved for transfer credit – this approval comes from Skidmore’s Registrar’s Office and MBD’s Associate Chair who both must approve the course content for transfer. All approvals require the use of the forms accessible here. Always feel free to communicate with your advisor if you have questions.

  • Jobs, internships, and career planning – MB students are strongly encouraged to work with Skidmore’s Career Development Center early and often in their academic career. The experts in that office can help you with your resume, with searching for internships/jobs, with prepping for interviews, with exploring career options, and so much more. Go see them on the 2nd floor of Starbuck.

Need help?

Here’s who you should go to for help with particular issues. Please plan ahead and make use of faculty office hours (office hours are usually drop-in…no appointment needed). On the other hand, if you need an appointment with faculty outside of office hours, it helps to provide a day or two of notice.

Dr. Christine Page (Associate Chair): Go to Professor Page for any off-campus/study abroad questions, study abroad approvals, transfer credit approvals, internship approvals, independent study approvals, finding an advisor in the MB dept, and signatures on major/minor declaration forms. Any other issues should be addressed with your advisor or the MB Department Chair.
Office: PMH 265
Email: cpage@skidmore.edu
 
Dr. Tim Harper (Chair): Go to Professor Harper for any/all other issues not listed under Professor Page.
Office: PMH 205
Email: tharper@skidmore.edu
 
Terri Kindl (Administrative Support Staff): If you can’t find Professor Harper or Professor Page, see Terri. She’s usually the person “in the know” about where we are or can direct you to who you need to talk to.