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Spring Registration Edition / February 2011

Upcoming Events Advising & Registration Student Organizations Center for Applied Learning

Upcoming Events and Deadlines
       Study Abroad: Guatemala or China?
  Bottom Billions/Bottom Line Conference: April 1 & 2
       Computer Resources for SBE Students
  Master of Arts in Social and Sustainable Management

Student Organizations
        Accounting Scholarships Available
AUSBE Events

Advising & Registration
       Spring Quarter Course Changes
  BUS 3950 Spirituality and Business Spring Options
  New Economics Concentrations        

Center for Applied Learning
      5th Annual Social Venture Plan Competition Update
      Mentor Program Fills Up Fast

     Upcoming Events

Study Abroad Options Expand in 2011:  China or Guatemala?

Will it be China ...

Students interested in studying abroad in China during Autumn 2011 should attend one of these informational meetings:

Thursday, February 24th, 9:30am, 1:00pm, or 5:00pm, all in the McKenna Conference Room. More China information.

. . . or Guatemala?

An informational meeting about the Guatemala study abroad program will be held on Monday, February 28th, from 12:30 to 1:30 in DH 261. 
More Guatemala information.

To see even more SPU study abroad locations, visit the SPU Global Education: Study Abroad site.

Business takes Aim at Global Poverty at the Bottom Billions/Bottom Line Conference in April

What Is the Role of Business in Ending Global Poverty?  The Bottom Billions/Bottom Line conference at SPU welcomes business leaders from around the nation to explore ways in which we all can change how business does business and can contribute to human flourishing. It's open to anyone interested in innovative, practical, and sustainable ways to help the world's poor — from within "big business" or smaller startups.  This important conference, April 1st and 2nd, is sponsored by the School of Business and Economics and its Center for Integrity in Business.

Find out more and get involved now.  Students interested in helping at this significant conference should contact Anna Veldt, SBE senior and member of the Bottom Billions/Bottom Line steering committee, at

Computer Resources for SBE Students

  • A flatbed scanner has been added to the computer in the northwest corner of the McKenna Commuter Lab.  Students may use it to scan document or images.  Students working on their BUS 3620 web page assignment may find it especially useful.

  • The microwave oven and hot pot, also added in the lab, are intended for use by graduate students before their evening courses, but undergraduate commuter students may also find them handy and you are welcome to use them.  Please do help us keep the lab and lounge areas clean and odor-free (no fish!). Thanks.

  • SBE students may purchase CDs for Microsoft Expression Studio 4, Microsoft VISIO 2010, or Microsoft Project 2010 for only $5 per item from Dr. Dick Sleight, 206 McKenna.  This software is available due to our SBE membership in the MSDNAA program.  Other software such as Windows 7 and Microsoft Office 2010 is available from CIS.


New Master of Arts in Social and Sustainable Management

The new MA-SSM degree offered by the School of Business and Economics is seeking the best recent graduates from nearly every academic discipline.  But "nearly every" does not include, in this case, business and accounting majors.  Here is a one-year applied graduate degree program in business management for business minors and students from every other major except those offered in SBE.  Many students with degrees in the arts, sciences, engineering, social sciences or other non-business disciplines face a work world dominated by the necessity for commerce and needing the tools required in business.  Adding a business component to their first credential in a 5th year of study is a smart choice for many.

Do you know a current senior or recent graduate who might be interested in the MA-SSM degreeHave them check out this new option.  This four-quarter masters degree program has a problem-based curriculum, cohort enrollment model, study abroad component to both India and China, and much more.  Help us get the word out to your friends.

Advising and Registration

Spring Quarter Course Changes

Cancelled: BUS 4661 Special Topics in Management
This course was to be taught by Dr. Daniels.  However, she was recently elected chair of the SPU Faculty Council for 2011-12 and her duties as Chair-elect this spring require her to limit her teaching this coming quarter.

ECN 3101 to be Offered in "Blended" Format
ECN 3101 Intermediate Macroeconomics will be taught in a blended format (both in-class and online) this spring. It will incorporate online lectures, classic texts, modern economics literature, and application to current events. Classroom time will be problem-based and will focus on the application of concepts learned outside the classroom.  Dr. Geri Mason says that if students are looking for a non-traditional ECN class, this is it ─ five credits, yet one evening only, Wednesday nights, 6:00-8:50 p.m., CRN 45577.

Three Spring Sections Scheduled for 1-credit BUS 3950 Spirituality and Business

CRN: 44305

Bill Kauppila


6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

May 20
May 21

Financial Freedom

CRN: 44692

Ross Stewart
Kimberly Sawers


6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM

May 13
May 14

Having, Losing and Gaining

CRN: 45789

Gary Karns Fri
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
9:00 AM-4:00 PM
May 6
May 7
Spiritual Giftedness and
Vocations in Business

New Concentrations for the Economics Major Starting Next Fall

Now Economics majors will be able to select major concentrations similar to those offered to Business Administration majors.  Beginning this coming fall, Economics students can select from these options:

Economic Policy

   ECN 3231 – Urban Economics (5)

   ECN 3318 – Economics of the Public Sector (5)

   ECN 3321 – Money and Banking (5)

Financial Economics

   BUS 3250 – Finance (5)

   BUS 3251 – Investments (5)
 BUS 4274 – Problems in Corporate Finance (5)

   ECN 3321 – Money and Banking (5)

International Economics

   BUS 3828 – International Business (5)

   ECN 4310 – International Political Economy (5)

   POL 3320 – Political & Economic Dev. of Nations (5)

   Approved study abroad* course (5)

Development Economics

   BUS 3690 – Microfinance (5)

   ECN 3810 – Community Economic Development (5)

   Approved study away* course (5)


* study abroad is an international experience while study away may be an approved international or domestic experience.

Student Organizations

Special Scholarship Options for Accounting Majors

The American Society of Women Accountants Scholarship
The Bellevue Chapter of
ASWA is offering two scholarships for accounting students at Puget Sound schools.  Application materials are online at  Both men and women are eligible to apply. The application deadline is March 10, 2011.

Clark Nuber 2011-2012 Accounting Scholarships Applications Are Available
Clark Nuber is pleased to offer a number of $1000 tuition scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year. These scholarships are available to Accounting students who will have completed their sophomore year by Summer 2011. The application deadline for these scholarships is March 31, 2011.  Application materials can be requested from Elizabeth Gordon,, or from your Accounting professors.

Upcoming AUSBE Sponsored Events

  • Save up your $20 now for the SBE Seniors Banquet.  It will be held on May 25th at Ray's at Shilshole.

  • Look for AUSBE election information this spring. E-mail Rob Henry at for more information.

  • Join us for Meet Your Professor with Dr. Ryan LaBrie on February 17th, in McKenna 117, from 1:00 to 1:50 p.m.
    Free Subway sandwiches will be provided!

Center for Applied Learning

Update on the Social Venture Plan Competition

Are you planning to enter the Social Venture Plan Competition? The deadline to submit your Intent to Participate form has been extended to Friday, February 18th.  Please email the completed form to Dr. Don Summers,

Mentor Program Update

Once again, the very popular Mentor Program has filled up for this quarter. Students are reminded that graduating seniors are not allowed to participate in this program during their final quarter.

"We have met our capacity for the Mentor Program for Winter quarter.  Students can still fill out an application for the Mentor Program and save it for future use, but Banner will not allow them to submit their application at this time. (An announcement to this effect has been posted on the application page in Banner).  We will begin accepting new applications for Spring quarter consideration after Finals are over, March 19."


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