The FCB Integrated Business Curriculum
BizBlock combines management, marketing, and business communication, giving students the opportunity to integrate key business concepts.
BizBlock promotes hands on learning and emphasizes the value of group work. Students are expected to solve problems as a group. BizBlock...
- gives you a glimpse of real-world working situations
- gives a competitive edge in your other classes as well as in your job hunt
- teaches you the value of time management, leadership, and communications skills
- teaches you how to prepare an extensive business plan
- gives you invaluable experience presenting your business plan and requesting funding from mock venture capitalists.
“… BizBlock taught me what it means to be a team leader and take initiative. Creating a business is about imagination and trusting your teammates to do their best. Without BizBlock I might not have learned what great things can come from working together.”
How to Register
Registration for BizBlock is different than other classes.
The core courses that comprise the block have been separated and designated with an "I” after the course number.
To register for BizBlock you must register for three separate courses, each with a different class (sequence) number.
Refer to the courses grouped in the blocks below for sets of class numbers that avoid time conflicts among the BizBlock courses. You must register for all three courses in one of the two blocks shown, but it does not matter which block you choose. Professors and meeting times will be the same for each block.
|Class #||Course #||Section #||Course Title||Days &Time|
|1542||MGT 350IW||1||Integrated Bus. Comm.||MW 8:00–9:15AM|
|1503||MGT 300I||1||Integrated Management||MW 9:35–10:50AM|
|1505||MKT 333I||1||Integrated Marketing||MW 11:10AM–12:25PM|
|Course #||Section #||Course Title||Days & Time|
|1506||MKT 333I||2||Integrated Marketing||MW 8:00–9:15AM|
|1543||MGT 350IW||2||Integrated Bus. Comm||MW 9:35–10:50AM|
|1504||MGT 300I||2||Integrated Management||MW 11:10AM–12:25PM|
Since MKT 333I and MGT 350IW are corequisities for MGT 300I, you must register for the MGT 300I section first.
You must be admitted to the Business Professional Program in order to take BizBlock.
Senior Lecturer of Management
MBA, University of Toledo
BSBA, Heidelberg College
NAU 1991–1993; 2000 – Present
“BizBlock is an incredible learning opportunity that allows students to take traditional classroom learning and turn it into a real-world business experience. Students who take BizBlock acquire the professional knowledge and skills needed to be successful in their future careers. It’s great experience to put on a resume!”
CHRISTOPHER M. SCHERPEREEL*
Assistant Professor of Management
PhD Northwestern University
MSIE Northwestern University
MBA New York University
MSME The Georgia Institute of Technology
BSME University of Notre Dame
NAU 2002– Present
“Learning is not a spectator sport. In BizBlock, students do not learn by sitting in a class listening to professors, memorizing pre-packaged assignments, and spitting out answers. They talk about what they are learning, write about it, relate it to past experiences, and apply it to real business opportunities. Don’t just be a spectator; demand the experience!”
Assistant Professor of Marketing
PhD, Kent State University
MBA, Arizona State University
BSBA, University of Arizona
Product Development/Management: Prudential Financial, DHL Worldwide Express, Sage Software
NAU Fall 2011 – Present
“To be successful in today’s corporate environment, students must master the ability to actively contribute in multi-disciplinary teams. BizBlock is a unique opportunity to learn the many facets of creating and running a business as well as how to excel in a team. Students interact with real business leaders and develop confidence to defend their ideas. BizBlock simulates what it’s really like out there!”
Lecturer of Management
M.B.A., Northern Arizona University 2002
B.S. in Accountancy, Northern Arizona University, 1987
NAU 2010– Present
* Spring 2013