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Las Vegas/Los Angeles Course 2007 Format, Details, Plans Who is the teacher? Andy Gustafson Associate Professor of Business Ethics Ph.D. Marquette, MA Fordham Grew up on Farm in Aurora, Nebraska Purpose of Course What are the effects of business on culture and society?

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Las Vegas/Los Angeles Course 2007

Format, Details, Plans


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Who is the teacher?

  • Andy Gustafson

  • Associate Professor of Business Ethics

  • Ph.D. Marquette, MA Fordham

  • Grew up on Farm in Aurora, Nebraska


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Purpose of Course

  • What are the effects of business on culture and society?

  • How does business change with culture?

  • How can we use our power in business for good?


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Who will we meet in Vegas/LA?

  • CFOs, CEOs, Lower-level managers, etc

  • Mayors, City managers, firemen

  • Casino workers, hotel managers

  • Chamber of commerce people

  • A sociologist, a philosopher, an artist


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Format of the course

  • 2 week travel component in May

    plus

  • 4 3-hour sessions in the spring

    • 2 at beginning of semester

    • 2 towards end of semester

      This course is 3 hrs of course credit


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What do we do in the 4 sessions?

  • You read articles and watch videos to prepare you for the 2 weeks, so that you can hit the ground running in Vegas.

  • You will write a book review


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What assignments will we have in May on the trip?

  • Participation (asking questions at site visits)

  • Journals (2 pages per day reflection)

  • Paper on topic related to the course (smart growth, Venetian Casino Business operation, water management at Salton Sea, etc etc)


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When is that paper due?

  • July 1st (one month after we return)


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Where will we stay?

  • In hotels and at Loyola Marymount (LA)


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What are our expenses?

  • $1600 course fee for expenses

  • Food expenses (figure for 14 days)

  • Plane ticket to and from Las Vegas


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What does the fee cover?

  • Hotel expenses

  • Disneyland and other tickets

  • Gas/Rental of vans for travel and tour


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When is the course fee due?

  • ½ of fee will be due by the beginning of the spring semester, the other half will be due mid-semester


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How do I sign up?

  • Just like for any Spring semester course

  • Your tuition is covered as part of the 18 hours you are allowed in the spring.

  • It is BUS479


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How can I get more information?

  • Contact Andy Gustafson: [email protected]

  • Phone: 402 669 9846

  • Website: people.creighton.edu/~agu10010


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