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Livengood, Robert Scott

Teaching Assistant Professor



courses taught

  • BASE 2104 - BCOR Applied Semester Experience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Focuses on major business decisions integrating across business functional areas. Students complete multiple business projects drawing on knowledge and tools from previous BCOR courses. Recommended corequisites: BCOR 2301 2302, 2303 and 2304.
  • BCOR 1015 - The World of Business
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Spring 2023
    Provides an overview of the nature business in a global economy. In addition to exploring the economic, governmental, social and environmental context in which businesses operate, students will discover how business creates value and takes advantage of opportunities and challenges. Using examples, cases and projects, students will learn about the business functions in an integrated format. Weekly discussion of current events will focus on entrepreneurship, ethics, international business, business and society, and other topics.
  • BCOR 2304 - Strategic and Entrepreneurial Thinking
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2023 / Spring 2024
    Provides students with a set of critical thinking skills and theoretical tools to enhance students' abilities at strategic and entrepreneurial thinking. We examine the following topics: (1) What is Strategy and Entrepreneurship, (2) External Analysis and Porter's 5 Forces, (3) Internal Analysis and the Resource Based View, (4) SWOT Analysis, (5) Differentiation, Cost Leadership, and Blue Ocean Strategy. Credit not granted for this course and BASE 2101.
  • BUSM 4010 - Professional Business Plan Development
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2022 / Fall 2022 / Summer 2023 / Fall 2023 / Spring 2024
    The Business Minor capstone focuses on the development of an entrepreneurial business plan using principles learned in earlier Business Minor courses. The course supplements business plan development with segments on professionalism and corporate social responsibility. Degree credit not granted for this course and BUSM 4001.
  • MBAC 6050 - Strategy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Analyzes how firms can attain and sustain competitive advantage in today's competitive environment. Focuses on industry dynamics, competitive positioning, firm capabilities, and corporate innovation. Introduces a set of tools for assisting managers in solving complex, real-world business problems in strategy development. Integrates MBA learning in functional areas, and emphasizes the fit between competitive analysis and the role of management and organization.
  • MBAC 6052 - Capstone Projects
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2024
    Provides students with an opportunity to focus on a specific project which would have a positive strategic impact on the company for which they work. For those who have entrepreneurial aspirations, this project could result in a business plan for a new venture. Final deliverable should address marketing, financial, operational, and management implications and strategic impact.
  • MBAE 6806 - Global Business Experience
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023
    This course provides an opportunity for students to apply the business knowledge learned throughout the Executive MBA program, culminating in an international trip to engage with experts in our host countries. Provides first-hand, on-the-spot experience of how business is conducted (e.g., strategy, finance, organization, culture, and management) in the host countries. The trip presents a unique opportunity for face-to-face contact and exchange of experience between executives from the U.S. and their counterparts in the destination countries.
  • MBAX 6451 - International Business
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Takes a broad comprehensive perspective on managing and operating in a rapidly growing global economy. Explores regional and national approaches to international operations including trade practices; penetration strategies; financial, marketing, services, and manufacturing operations; ethical and sustainability issues; and global competitive strategy. Compares global business practices in Asia, South America, Europe, and Africa.
  • MGMT 4200 - Competitive Strategy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Provides students with the foundational skills related to competitive strategy. Tools and techniques associated with this course will enable students to understand the fundamentals of why one firm out performs another through understanding the fundamentals of superior performance at the business unit level. Examples of specific learning objectives: develop an understanding of fundaments of what is strategy, foundations of competitive advantage.


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