Focuses on the skills required to address complex, global managerial decisions. Students will develop a foundation for the analysis, use, and interpretation of business information. They will learn how to read and understand financial statements and how to use quantitative and statistical methods to analyze data. They will develop a deeper understanding of economic relationships, competitive markets, competitive strategy, and business and government relations. In addition, the Foundations Core will help students understand themselves, the nature of organizations, and cutting-edge issues facing contemporary managers.