Course Schedule - Spring Semester 2022

     

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MGMT 619 001 (CRN: 25862)

HISTORY OF BUSINESS

Long Title: HISTORY OF BUSINESS
Department: Management
Instructor: Lopez Alonso, Moramay
Meeting: 4:00PM - 5:30PM TR (18-JAN-2022 - 24-FEB-2022) 
Part of Term: MBA Term I
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1.5
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Program(s):
MBA for Professional Extended
MBA for Professionals
MBA for Professional Weekend
MBA - Executive Program
MBA
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Graduate Quadmester
Section Max Enrollment: 65
Section Enrolled: 46
Enrollment data as of: 30-MAY-2024 5:54AM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
 
Description: What is a business? For that matter, what is capitalism, the economic system in which business in the United States operates? And how have these concepts taken shape over American history, laying an indelible imprint on this country‘s social, political, and economic fortunes and struggles? This course examines the history of American business and American capitalism from the 18th century until the present. We will examine how business firms have been organized, what types of economic activities (trade, industrial production, transportation, communication, and finance) businesses have engaged in, and how workers, employers, politicians, activists, and consumers have struggled to determine exactly what business should do and for whom. Although the course does not stress math-intensive economic or management theory, students will be exposed to basic business and macro-economic concepts and, most importantly, will learn to assess those ideas in historical context.