BUS 120 Freshmen Retreat
BUS 120 is Niagara University's College of Business Administration's innovative team-taught course designed to introduce our freshmen business students to the dynamic global world of business.
At many universities you may not be able to take business courses such as management, marketing and finance until your junior year, but at Niagara University you begin on day one of your freshman year to learn about all aspects of business and management.
We believe our freshmen students are ready and eager to begin learning the language of business, the stories of successful firms, career options, and getting a better understanding of the technology and practices that are driving business today. According to Dr. Jim Kling, the course coordinator, "The more time students have to process the lessons of the real world of business, the sooner they will understand where their opportunities can be found. As faculty members, we are working hard to accelerate the students' business knowledge learning curve so they will have a competitive advantage when they graduate."
In mid-September all freshmen business students participate in a day-long retreat designed to learn through a series of games and other activities. Highlights of the day include the game Cashflow 101, skits, and group challenges, with a barbecue dinner to close. Many of the NU faculty and staff participate in the retreat. It's a great way to make friends while learning about business.