Bill Foster, PhD, MBA, BA

Professor, Augustana - Social Sciences

Fall Term 2020 (1730)

AUMGT 490 - Business Policy and Strategy

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Capstone course for the Bachelor of Management program. The course helps the student develop overall directions of an organization and mobilize human and other resources to accomplish strategic goals. The skills, concepts, and tools learned in various courses form the framework for making strategic decision. Prerequisite: Completion of all other courses in the Management Foundations, or consent of program adviser. Notes: Open only to a student in the Bachelor of Management Program.

LECTURE 1X01 (86997)
2020-09-21 - 2020-12-09
T 18:00 - 21:00 (TBD)


AUMGT 200 - Introduction to Management

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the basic concepts of management. Topics include the origins of management, functional areas of management, levels of management structure, relationship between structure and function of the organization. Prerequisite: AUMGT 100.

LECTURE 1A02 (86994)
2020-09-21 - 2020-12-09
TH 08:30 - 10:00 (TBD)


AUMGT 330 - Introduction to Marketing

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the theory of marketing and its practice. The role of marketing within the business environment is discussed. Topics include the product design and management, national and international marketing strategies, consumer behaviour, product distribution and pricing, and market research. Prerequisites: AUMGT 200.

LECTURE 1A01 (86996)
2020-09-21 - 2020-12-09
TH 12:00 - 13:30 (TBD)


AUECO 480 - Ethics in Economics and Business

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Investigation of the relation between ethical reflection and the activities of businesses and economics. Attention is paid to the role of self-interest and rationality in economic and business discourse, the relation between the price system and human values, and the morality of the market as a means of social organization. Several case studies are used. Prerequisite: At least *6 at a senior-level in Economics or Management.

LECTURE 1A02 (87001)
2020-09-21 - 2020-12-09
TH 10:15 - 11:45 (TBD)


AUMGT 380 - Selected Topics in Management

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course covers selected topics in Management. Topics may vary from year to year depending on the instructor and student interest. Prerequisites: AUMGT 200 or consent of instructor. Notes: Minimum third year standing.

LECTURE 3A01 (86546)
2020-08-27 - 2020-09-15
MTWHF 14:00 - 17:00 (TBD)

Winter Term 2021 (1740)

AUMGT 380 - Selected Topics in Management

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course covers selected topics in Management. Topics may vary from year to year depending on the instructor and student interest. Prerequisites: AUMGT 200 or consent of instructor. Notes: Minimum third year standing.

LECTURE 3B01 (43452)
2021-01-04 - 2021-01-20
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (TBD)

Fall Term 2021 (1770)

AUMGT 490 - Business Policy and Strategy

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Capstone course for the Bachelor of Management program. The course helps the student develop overall directions of an organization and mobilize human and other resources to accomplish strategic goals. The skills, concepts, and tools learned in various courses form the framework for making strategic decision. Prerequisite: Completion of all other courses in the Management Foundations, or consent of program adviser. Notes: Open only to a student in the Bachelor of Management Program.

LECTURE 1A01 (53386)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
TH 12:00 - 13:30 (AU H 080)


AUMGT 200 - Introduction to Management

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the basic concepts of management. Topics include the origins of management, functional areas of management, levels of management structure, relationship between structure and function of the organization. Prerequisite: AUMGT 100.

LECTURE 1A02 (53380)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
TH 08:30 - 10:00 (AU F 1 305)


AUMGT 330 - Introduction to Marketing

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the theory of marketing and its practice. The role of marketing within the business environment is discussed. Topics include the product design and management, national and international marketing strategies, consumer behaviour, product distribution and pricing, and market research. Prerequisites: AUMGT 200.

LECTURE 1A01 (53384)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
TH 14:15 - 15:45 (AU LIB 2 103)


AUECO 480 - Ethics in Economics and Business

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Investigation of the relation between ethical reflection and the activities of businesses and economics. Attention is paid to the role of self-interest and rationality in economic and business discourse, the relation between the price system and human values, and the morality of the market as a means of social organization. Several case studies are used. Prerequisite: At least *6 at a senior-level in Economics or Management.

LECTURE 1A02 (53392)
2021-09-20 - 2021-12-08
TH 10:15 - 11:45 (AU F 1 305)


AUMGT 380 - Selected Topics in Management

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

This course covers selected topics in Management. Topics may vary from year to year depending on the instructor and student interest. Prerequisites: AUMGT 200 or consent of instructor. Notes: Minimum third year standing.

LECTURE 3A01 (52764)
2021-08-26 - 2021-09-14
MTWHF 14:00 - 17:00 (AU F 1 305)

Winter Term 2022 (1780)

AUMGT 340 - Organizational Behaviour

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Study of individuals and groups in an organizational setting. The course will help the student develop an understanding of the organizational behaviour concepts and the interaction between individual determinants of behaviour and group dynamics. Prerequisite: AUMGT 200.

LECTURE 3B01 (75666)
2022-01-05 - 2022-01-21
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (AU LIB 2 102)


AUPSY 348 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An overview of theories and research relevant to understanding human behaviour in the workplace. Prerequisite: AUPSY 240.

LECTURE 3B01 (75664)
2022-01-05 - 2022-01-21
MTWHF 09:00 - 12:00 (AU LIB 2 102)