Understanding Business

People and Society

Understanding Business

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  • Academic Plan
  • Cognate
    People and Society
  • Responsible Academic Unit

    Contact Info
    • Name: Harihara Natarajan
    • Email: hari@miami.edu
    • Phone: Please contact by email
    • Location: 104 Merrick
  • Recommended for
    Recommended students: Any and all non-business students.
  • Required Courses
    Students must complete at least 3 courses for at least 9 credits.
  • Number of Groups: 2

Cognate Categories


This cognate offers students an overview of the business environment with the goal of promoting awareness and understanding of the real-world issues that affect the global economy in the 21st century. Courses in the cognate deliver the essential business concepts that enable critical consideration of the questions that confront decision makers in the various functional areas of business. Courses with a BUS designator are exclusive to the cognate and are not available for credit towards any business major, minor, or degree.

Option Groups

Complete exactly 2 of the following option groups:

*Indicates an inactive course

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