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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
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PHYS 305 The Nexus of Management and Weather (3)

Course examines how businesses in weather-dependent sectors (Insurance, Utilities, Oil/Gas, Agribusiness, Environmental, Shipping, Aviation, Tourism, Construction, Stock Options, Weather Derivatives, Law, Weather Modification/Mitigation, National Defense, Event Planning, etc.) utilize climatological and forecast data to manage risk, people, and logistics.  Consumer-driven businesses (retail, restaurants, theaters, etc.) must manage behavior response to weather conditions.  Businesses dedicated to weather (forecasting, broadcasting, mitigation, etc.) combine knowledge of business practices and meteorology.  Managing climate change will also be addressed.  Students learn how to obtain climate/forecast data, assess meteorological impacts to various businesses, and understand the rapid decisions required to manage changing weather.
Prerequisite(s): One of the following: PHYS 105 PHYS 106L , PHYS 210 PHYS 215 PHYS 225 , PHYS 298 , PHYS 457 , or permission of the instructor

One business course approved by either the instructor, the BAWC minor director, or the chair of the Management and Marketing Department.

One of the following: MATH 120 MATH 250 , (MATH 104  and MATH 116 ), or permission of the instructor   
Course Frequency: Every Other Spring
Cross-listing: MGMT 305 

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