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III. Policies: Business

  • Subject name: Business
  • Subject abbreviations: BUS
  • Bibliographer: Matthew Brower
  • Other subject responsibilities: Library Science
  • Address: 184 UCB, William M. White Business Library
  • Phone: 303-492-7156
  • Email: Matthew.Brower@colorado.edu

I. Purpose:
This fund supports the curriculum and research needs of the Business School program. The objective of this program is to teach students to think critically, communicate effectively, adapt to and lead change, act ethically, value diversity, and act competitively in the global economy. The 2004 student population numbered 3,300 including all programs.

A. Curricular emphasis:
The curriculum encompasses six academic departments: accounting, finance, management, marketing, systems, and tourism. Within these disciplines special focus is on entrepreneurship, ethics, diversity, and social responsibility. International business is also covered thoughout the curriculum. Real estate and advertising are included in the marketing department and tax is included in the accounting department. Management includes operations research. Some systems materials fall into the mathematics call numbers. The MBA program included macro- and microeconomics.


B. Research emphasis:
Faculty research focuses on all these areas, particularly entrepreneurship, sustainable tourism, pricing, management, economics, and business ethics.


C. Level of Degrees granted:
BA, MBA, MA in Accounting, PhD.


D. Special Studies Programs:
Certificates and non-degree programs (CU Business Intensive Certificate-CUBIC, Colorado Executive Development in Residence – CEDIR, Real Estate Appraisal Program – REAP, and 50 for Colorado.


E . Other Subjects that Overlap and Utilize Materials:
Journalism advertising, economics, career services, political science, transportation history, tourism geography, engineering management, telecommunications.


F. Institutes or Labs that Utilize Materials:
Centers in the Leeds School of Business – Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Center for Sustainable Tourism, Real Estate Center


G. Special Populations Outside University that Utilize Materials:
Students from business programs in other universities and colleges, community and state businesspersons, alumni, public patrons, interlibrary loan

II. General Collection Guidelines:

A. Methods of Acquiring Materials:
General library approval plan via Blackwell North America, select firm orders via various vendors, special orders for faculty and students per request. Gift materials are accepted based on the needs of the collection.


B. Languages:
Primarily English.


C. Chronological guidelines:
Works covering all periods of time considered, although focus is on topics and issues of a current and emerging interest.


D. Geographical guidelines:
No geographical limitations. AACSB regulations emphasize the inclusion of international business in curriculum.


E. Treatment of Subject:
Graduate and professional, lower division, upper division, society publications, some conference proceedings, very limited popular works. Heavy emphasis on online access.


F. Types of Materials:
Books, journals, wide variety of online databases, corporate reports, subject oriented dictionaries and handbooks and encyclopedias and directories, CU dissertations and theses, a limited number of U.S. government publications and international governments publications, newspapers, microfilm and microfiche.


G. Date of Publication:
Primarily current materials. Some retrospective if needed for research materials, source materials, or to fill gaps in collection.


H. Other General Considerations:
Much of the business collection is housed in the William M. White Business Library in the Leeds School of Business.

III. Observations and Qualifications by Subject and LC Class

HD1 – HD 81 Business, Production, Industrial & Management
HD2321 – HD4800 Industry
HD9000 – HG199 Business, Marketing, Accounting, Transportation, Commerce
HG1500 – HG9000 Business, Finance