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Market Experience Chicago

MGT 281

Market Experience Chicago

MGT 281

Course Description

Prerequisite: ENG 111 or OAT 151 either with a minimum grade of "C" and permission of instructor. Studies the Chicago market through visits to the Apparel Center, buyers showrooms, resident buying offices, designers, ready-to wear merchants, the Mercantile Exchange, and other areas of interest. Student pays tuition plus all expenses. (15-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an understanding of the Chicago Market.

Objectives:

  • Describe the general Chicago Market, geographically
  • Explain the significance of the Chicago Market to mid-western business
  • Identify the key elements of this market

Demonstrate an understanding of the Mercantile Exchange.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the buying and selling of "futures"
  • Explain how this exchange generates business for individuals in our market
  • Describe the business value of the exchange

Demonstrate an understanding of the market centers.

Objectives:

  • Describe the Merchandise Mart
  • Describe the Apparel Center
  • Describe the Magnificent Mile

Demonstrate an understanding of architecture in and around Chicago.

Objectives:

  • Discuss Frank Lloyd Wright and his relationship to architectural history.
  • Identify primary elements in the Chicago market