10 of Easiest Courses at High Point University

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HPU offers over 100s of different classes. Some are easier than others. According to several people we have spoken to, taking easy classes is one way to make a perfect grade and help boost GPA. Here is a list of 10 of the easiest classes at High Point University.

1. BUA 1000 – Introduction to Business Careers

This course provides an introduction to potential business careers.  Topics will include the business school curriculum and how to be successful in the Phillips School of Business and in your career.  The course will include panel discussions, guest speakers, alumni, faculty, career services personnel, and/or students.

2. ENT 2900 – Ideation and Creativity

This course provides exposure to opportunity recognition, ideation and creative problem-solving in entrepreneurship. It examines the types and sources of entrepreneurial opportunities and how to enhance one’s ability to recognize opportunities. It explores the role of creativity throughout the entrepreneurship process, and how to understand and improve one’s creative abilities. The course discusses the various contexts in which creativity can take place, such as in the start-up of new ventures, within a corporate setting, or within a family business. Creativity is approached as something that is measurable and can be enhanced. Students are required to discover multiple opportunities and practice creative problem-solving throughout the semester.

3. ENT 4444 – Independent Study

This course is centered on experiential learning in the field. Students work on consulting projects, technology commercialization initiatives, entrepreneurial audits, and feasibility studies in high-growth ventures or in the process of launching their own ventures.

4. MGT 3200 – Project Management

This course addresses concepts and issues important in effectively managing projects. Topics include project selection, project planning, negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, resource allocation, project control, project auditing, and project termination. Topics are viewed from a managerial perspective. Students completing this course will develop preliminary skills in the use of project management software. Also, successful students will develop the ability to apply learned concepts to real project environments.

5. MGT 3220 – Leadership

In this course students will critically examine all majors’ theories of leadership through discussion of relevant research and practice.  However, particular emphasis will be given to contemporary theories and their application to the study of current political, societal, and business leaders and the issues surrounding them.  Additionally, students will be expected to evaluate their own strengths and weaknesses with respect to leadership and create individualized development plans to improve their leadership skills.

6. MGT 4050 – Global Logistics

This course addresses the physical supply, in-plant movement and storage, and physical distribution that comprise global logistics systems. Based on readings, class discussions, cases, and practice problems, students will be able to link logistical management decisions with the attainment of competitive priorities. While the primary focus is on handling products in a manufacturing context, the use of logistics in non-profit organizations and service industries will be discussed.

7. MKT 2110 – Principles of Marketing

A study of basic commodities and manufactured goods from producer to consumer. Specific areas to be covered include consumer motivation, marketing research, marketing institutions, distribution, promotion and professional selling, product offering and pricing.

8. FIN 3030 – Real Estate Investments and Analysis

Investing in real estate includes the purchase of property directly as an individual or with other investors in the stock of publicly traded real estate companies. Specifically, students learn about residential properties, income producing properties, Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Real Estate Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs). Areas of study include market factors, risk-return trade off, valuation techniques, financial leverage, tax considerations, and financing alternatives. Excel is used extensively in the asset and security analyses. Additional software such as Argus will also be introduced and used for several analyses.

9. ENT 4220 – Social Entrepreneurship.

Social entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs who work for the social or public benefit, rather than simply to generate a financial profit. Social enterprises are mission-driven organizations that trade in goods and/or services for some defined social purpose. This course will provide an introduction to the field of study of social entrepreneurship, how to develop a “social” mindset, and discuss best practices of starting and growing successful mission-driven ventures.

10. ECO 2030 – Principles of Macroeconomics

Demand and supply, free enterprise and capitalism, GDP and the business cycle, unemployment, inflation, fiscal and monetary policy, banking, international trade and finance, and other related topics. The course will help students understand current economic problems and policy debates.

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