Business & Public Policy

Course Code
BL 488
3 hours
  • Winter 17 (B)
  • Winter 18 (B)

Business and the Public Policy Process --- Registration for BL 488 is by application only. For more information about this course and the application process, please visit the BBA Washington Campus website at: This course is designed to provide students with the tools needed to incorporate the public policy dimension into managerial decision making and strategic planning. The course focuses on Congress and the legislative process, the structure of the federal courts, the impact of judicial decision making on business, the federal regulatory process, the organization of the White House, the role of lobbyists and interest groups, and the role of the media in the public policy process. The course is taught in Washington, DC.

Taught By
Norman Bishara
  • Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Early Career Programs
  • Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics
Scholarly Interests: human capital law and policy, including employee noncompete agreements corporate governance with a focus on corruption control...
George Siedel
  • Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration
  • Thurnau Professor of Business Law
George Siedel completed graduate studies at the University of Michigan and Cambridge University. Following graduation, he worked as an attorney in a...