GBA 298 - Professional Development Seminar
Student must be a sophomore.
This capstone course will focus on the practical application of knowledge attained in all functional business areas studied throughout the course. Course contents include such topics as decision-making methods, active listening, interpersonal communications, written communications, intercultural awareness and sensitivity, presentation skills, assertiveness, coaching, barriers to effective management, office politics, PowerPoint applications, non-verbal communication, business etiquette, impromptu speaking, career planning, job-seeking activities, creation of typical business documents, working in a team/group environment, business etiquette, coaching/mentoring, conducting meetings, and self-assessment. The student is required to use his or her skills attained in the program to create a comprehensive, innovative, and realistic professional development plan that illustrates how they plan to succeed in their chosen career path. In addition, the student must demonstrate his or her written, oral, and creative skills through the presentation of their Professional Development Plan to the class.