Business Enterprise in American History is an interdisciplinary course, which provides the student with an appreciation of the evolution of business enterprise from the simple exchanges among Plymouth settlers to America's presence in the global market place. The course gives the student an understanding of the following: the evolution of business institutions, practices, and values over three centuries of American history; the key enterprises and individuals that marked turning points in American business history; the history of specific innovations and practices in business enterprise as solutions to the problems of growth encountered in the 19th and 20th centuries and how these solutions shaped business as we know it today; the present-day situation of business enterprise in America and the challenges presented by global competition. All of the above are placed within the context of growth and change of American culture and society.
Students are expected to have an understanding of American history.
This course was previously BME-213034 Business Enterprise in American History.