Current Topics in Business Administration – BUSI 701

CG • Section 8WK • 07/01/2018 to 12/31/2199 • Modified 09/05/2023

Course Description

This course covers current trends in critical areas of business administration from an executive perspective.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Students will be introduced to current theoretical and applied research in business, representing each of the areas of the common professional components. Emphasis will be placed on producing writing that adheres to the standards of the Doctor of Business Administration program while providing a survey of current research in each of the areas.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (6)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete six distinct discussions. The main thread will be a 600-800-word summary of a minimum of five new peer-reviewed journal articles, organized in a three-paragraph format. Discussion replies will be focused on making recommendations to classmates on additional research in their topic. The student will reply to one classmate with a 250-300-word recommendation of an additional peer-reviewed journal article that provides additional information on his/her topic.

Intro to Annotated Bibliography Assignment

For this assignment, the student will work on creating an annotation for two journal articles. The final product will be four pages, including bullet point outlines and paragraph-form summaries answering questions that summarize, assess, and reflect upon the articles.

For this assignment, the student will practice synthesizing three sources, creating bullet point listings of the sources' primary arguments and crafting a paragraph identifying where there is agreement or disagreement among the findings of the research.

For five of the discussions in the course, the student will be required to submitted an annotated bibliography of the sources that he/she used. 

There are three reflections on various readings from Keller’s Every Good Endeavor. Each of these reflections connect Keller’s writing with  the legal and ethical implications of a business concept. The final reflection will consist of two paragraphs with two journal articles cited.

Functional Area Paper Assignment

The course requires a comprehensive paper on one of the common professional components of business. This paper will be 10 to 12 pages long (not including title page, abstract, and references) and draw on a minimum of 10 journal article resources.