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Chair, Professor Leonard Reich
Professors Randy Nelson and Reich; Visiting Professor George Miaoulis; Visiting Assistant Professors William Lee and Barry Farber; Faculty Fellow Andreas Ortmann
The program in administrative science is devoted to the study of organizations in American society. In today's climate of intense domestic and international competition it is important to approach organizational problems with rigor, ethical responsibility, historical perspective, and imagination. Students wishing to explore management from a variety of perspectives may choose the administrative science minor.
Requirements for the Minor in Administrative Science
Students intending to minor in administrative science should normally take Administrative Science 212 no later than their junior year.
Successful completion of the minor requires a 2.0 average for all requirements above. None of the required courses may be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
212fs American Business and Management A broad perspective on business and management provided through consideration of the historic, ethical, financial, organizational, and economic issues that managers face. Emphasis is placed on competitiveness. Based on text, readings, and lectures. Four credit hours. S. BRESSLER, REICH, WHITCOMB
221f Financial Accounting The underlying theory and analytical aspects of the measurement, recording, and reporting of a firm's financial information to external users. Emphasis is on the conceptual and communication aspects of the financial accounting model in modern society--its relationship to law, economics, and social policy. Three credit hours. FARBER
221Jj Financial Accounting The underlying theory and analytical aspects of the measurement, recording, and reporting of a firm's financial information to external users. Emphasis is on the conceptual and communication aspects of the financial accounting model in modern society--its relationship to law, economics, and social policy. Three credit hours. FARBER
 Industry, Technology, and Society, 1750-1915 Listed as Science, Technology, and Society 250 and cross-listed as History 242 (q.v.). Four credit hours. H.
251f Industry, Technology, and Society Since 1900 Listed as Science, Technology, and Society 251 and cross-listed as History 243 (q.v.). Four credit hours. H. REICH
 Organizational and Group Dynamics Introduction to research, theories, and their practical applications in understanding human behavior at work; the individual, the group, and the organization. The course integrates readings, lectures, case studies, and experiential learning methodology. Three credit hours. S.
298s Dilemmas in Health Care A careful look at health-care concerns, including environmental issues; responsibility for control of infectious diseases; rights to health care; allocation of resources (whom should we treat?); accountability in health care, including issues of clinical freedom and medical audits; access to information and medical records; the role of health-service managers. Four credit hours. H. MADDEN
311f Corporate Finance I An introduction to financial markets, institutions, and instruments. The tools needed for discounted cash flow analysis, asset valuation, and capital budgeting are developed. The effects of diversification on risk and the relationship between risk and return are also considered. Four credit hours. ORTMANN
322s Corporate Finance II An examination of (i) the issues firms face in obtaining long-term financing and establishing a dividend policy, (ii) the effects of capital structure on the cost of capital and the value of the firm, (iii) international corporate finance, and (iv) the use of financial derivatives, including options, to manage financial risk. Prerequisite: Administrative Science 311. Four credit hours. ORTMANN
333f Marketing in America Understanding of marketing as a pervasive organizational function. Emphasis is on the processes by which organizations make product, service, and social marketing decisions and on the societal consequences of those decisions. Prerequisite: Administrative Science 212. Three or four credit hours. MIAOULIS
335s Strategic Planning in Business An analysis of the interrelationships between management, marketing, and strategic planning in the business sector. Prerequisite: Administrative Science 212. Three or four credit hours. MIAOULIS
354s Law in American Society Providing an understanding of the law and its application to individuals, groups, and organizations. The origin and purpose of law, legal research, contracts, criminal law, torts, and administrative law; class participation through discussions, debate, and mock trials. Four credit hours. S. LEE
398s Computers and Computing Since 1945 Listed as Science, Technology and Society 398 (q.v.). Four credit hours. REICH
491f, 492s Independent Study Individual projects devoted to organizational issues in which the student has demonstrated the interest and competence necessary for independent work. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. One to four credit hours. FACULTY
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Colby is a four-year, residential, liberal arts college in Waterville, Maine. Colby offers undergraduate courses during fall and spring semesters and grants bachelors of arts degrees.