Register Today! ADMN 405

Looking to enhance your skill set in critical and analytical thinking, self management, leadership, and communication?

Administration 405 (ADMN 405) may be the course for you! In this course undergraduate students will participate in lively group discussion and engage in critical thinking and evaluation of business strategy.

This course is asynchronous, paced over 16 weeks, and will feature simulations, team work, and individualized study.

Why should you take this course?

Put your business theory into practice by applying strategic concepts and practical decision-making into a robust management simulation working alongside your peers. Students will gain practical, hands-on experience running a business as a member of a senior management team by utilizing the five core business functions of accounting & finance, research & development, marketing, human resources, and operations.

What’s different about this undergraduate course?

This course is intended to provide students with a rich, interactive experience working alongside their peers to develop competencies in critical and analytical thinking, self and time management, leadership, presentation and communication skills, and being part of a successful team.

Prerequisites, dates, and deadlines

This 3-credit course is designed for students who have completed the required courses in their respective business bachelor degree programs. ADMN 405 will run from January 1 – April 27, 2020.

Deadline to apply is December 10! 

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Frequently asked questions

What is ADMN 405?

ADMN 405 is a 3-credit, cohort-based course that will be paced (with specific deadlines for requirements).

ADMN 405 students will define strategies and apply strategic concepts and techniques within a practical decision-making framework. By participating in a robust management simulation, students gain hands-on experience running a business as a member of a senior management team. The simulation demonstrates how a firm’s production, marketing, R&D, HR, and financial operations interact. Student teams compete simultaneously, learning through direct experience how key decisions impact business performance within a competitive market. Ultimately, ADMN 405 is a course based on discovery, questioning, discussion, and friendly competition.

Why take this course?

This course is intended to provide students with an interactive opportunity to work with their peers to develop competencies in critical and analytical thinking, leadership, presentation and communication skills, and teamwork (the soft side of business).

When are we offering this course?

This course will be offered from January 1, 2020 – April 27, 2020

What are the prerequisites?

Contact a program advisor for more details on what courses should be completed before taking ADMN 405.

Will I ever have to be online at a specific date and time?

Students must meet submission deadlines specified by date, and will need to participate in discussions and group activities on a continuous basis. However, there is no requirement to participate at a specific time. In other words, individual participation is asynchronous. Students in a team or group may develop their own rules for how to organize their group activities.

Will this course meet my program requirements?

This course is a 400-level Business & Administrative studies course, and a requirement of 4-year Business degree students enrolled since January 2019. Students should confirm with a program advisor that it will fit into their program before registering.

I see that there is a simulation requirement. What does this mean and what are my computing requirements?

The simulations requirement is group/team based, and as such, each team is expected to develop its own rules of working together. Each student has to participate in a team. The simulations will be conducted online at the CAPSTONE simulation vendor’s online platform. You will need an up-to-date browser and Internet connection.