Undergraduate Highlighted Courses

Fall 2024 Course Highlights


The Gabelli School of Business offers a broad selection of undergraduate courses from which to choose, sometimes, however, it’s difficult to narrow down options in an area that may appeal to you. The new Course Highlights listing provides course highlights from academic areas to help you focus on interesting classes that can be applied to fulfill your degree requirements. Use it to ground yourself before seeing your class dean or during your session. Each semester, new course options will be featured, ensuring that you can choose those that best fit your academic goals and objectives, while exploring subjects that spark your interest.

As you review the material, be mindful of important information, such as the days, times, and campus locations during and where these courses will be offered. Remember to check back every semester to learn about highlighted courses in each area.

  • ACBU-4646. Ethics in Financial Reporting and Accounting
    Mondays/Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m., RH Campus
    Prerequisites: ACBU 2222, BLBU 3443
    Attributes: ACMI, BLEB, BUMI, GLBB, SOIN

    Professor: Kelly Ulto, Associate Clinical Professor, Accounting and Taxation

    This course provides students with a framework for understanding the critical need for ethics in professionalism in financial reporting and accounting. In addition to readings, case studies, and research, the course incorporates interactive learning techniques such as role playing.

  • CMBU-4416. The Business of Video Games
    Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m., LC Campus

    Professor: Ronen Shay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Communications and Media Management

    The Business of Video Games: Succeeding as a business professional in gaming requires a unique understanding of the monetization models and economics of this fast-paced industry. Topics covered in this course include the two economic crashes of the industry, gaming business models from the first generation (Magnavox Odyssey, Atari Home Pong) to the ninth generation (PS5, Xbox Series X, Switch), as well as a forecast of new technologies, monetization models, and industry trends.

    CMBU-4488. Business of Sports Media
    Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. – 2:15 p.m., RH Campus
    Attributes: JOUR, SJOR

    Professor: Atul Prashar, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Communications and Media Management

    Business of Sports Media examines the intersection of mass media and promotional communication industries in relation to the sports field. The sports industry is unique in its economic structure and its consumers – the sports fans. The course focuses on the "off-the-field "industries of television, digital communication, sponsorship, marketing, public relations and new venture-backed technology that greatly impact all sports. The course looks at various sports as well as various forms of media and various promotional communication strategies. Students will become more aware of current industry practices, analyze real-world sports industry decisions, and think through innovative ideas for future development. Students will also learn about the history of the sports media and the pivotal people shaping the field. This is an ONLINE ONLY course.


  • BLBU-4434. ST: Business Organizations Law
    Mondays/Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m., RH Campus
    Prerequisites: BLBU 2234
    Attributes: BLEA

    Professor: Brent Horton, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Area Chair, Law and Ethics

    This class covers the operation of partnerships, LLCs and corporations, with a focus on problems caused by the separation of ownership and control. We examine director responsibilities (including director fiduciary duties) together with shareholder voting, shareholder proposals, and derivative actions.

    Explore additional options for the study of law and ethics

  • LPBU-3226. Exploring Entrepreneurship
    Mondays, 2:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m., LC Campus; Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. –  9:15 p.m., 
    RH Campus
    Attributes: BLEB, ENT, NMAC, NMDD, SOIN

    Professor: Dennis Hanno, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Leading People and Organizations

    Entrepreneurship is a mindset, focused on seeing challenges as opportunities and on creating your future as opposed to just trying to predict it. In Exploring Entrepreneurship you will learn how to apply that mindset to everything you do. You'll clarify your vision and purpose in life, develop your problem-solving skills and apply these and other entrepreneurial concepts through deep experiential learning.

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    LPBU-3456. Foundations of Consulting
    Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. –  2:15 p.m., LC Campus

    Professor: Julita Haber, Ph.D., Associate Clinical Professor, Leading People and Organizations

    You will gain knowledge about the management consulting process through theory and practice. Effort will be placed on skills in client relationship and strengthening proficiencies in analytical skills required to practice management consulting across various business functions.

    LPBU-4440. Advanced Management
    Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. –  5:15 p.m., RH Campus
    Prerequisites: LPBU 3223
    Attributes: oCMG, 

    Professor: Sophia Town, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Leading People and Organizations

    Through case studies and current events, we will explore and identify the most pressing organizational challenges facing leaders today. Students will gain foundational knowledge in organizational dynamics, as well as changemaking skills for leaders, teams, and organizations. Students will also sharpen their consulting skills to diagnose organizational performance issues and recommend solutions. This course fulfills the requirements for the management concentration.

  • SABU-3452 (FNBU-3452). Industry Analysis and Strategic Planning

    Tuesdays, 2:30 p.m. –  5:15 p.m., LC Campus

    Attributes: oCST

    Professor: Falguni Sen, Ph.D., Professor, Strategy and Statistics

    Discusses techniques for analyzing the long-term attractiveness of different industries and develops a framework to understand the nature of competition and the relative competitive position of firms within industries. Emphasizes global factors that affect industry attractiveness and competitive positioning. In particular, highlights the impact of differences in and the competitive advantages of nations and trade, as well as the development of global standards for the long-term profit potential of industries. While this course emphasizes the industry level, it also includes competitive factors of firms within industries to introduce a framework for strategic planning at the firm level.

    SABU-3453. Sustainability & Strategy

    Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m. –  2:15 p.m., LC Campus

    Attributes: oCST, ENT, SOIN

    Professor: Eun-Hee Kim, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Area Chair,

    Strategy and Statistics

    Sustainability has increasingly been regarded as standard business practice for corporations. Yet, many firms still struggle to integrate sustainability. In this course, we will take a strategic approach to understanding and creating solutions to corporate sustainability issues, such as climate change, that managers face at present. By applying strategy tools and frameworks, this course will illustrate how firms may cope with sustainability pressure and transition towards a more sustainable way of conducting their business, while providing further insights into how sustainability challenges may be considered opportunities rather than obstacles. We will also consider sustainability-oriented value creation and business models where firms more explicitly seek sustainability as their primary goals rather than as a secondary objective. This course should be of value to students keen on developing critical thinking skills and analytical skills surrounding corporate sustainability.