Business & Public Policy

Course Code
BL 488
3 hours
  • Winter 23 (B)
(BBA Junior or Senior) or (Non-Ross Junior or Senior) or Ross minor

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 Programs
  • Executive Director, Thomas C. Jones Initiative for Undergraduate Business Education
  • Professor of Business Law and Ethics
Scholarly Interests: human capital law and policy, including employee noncompete agreements and the Future of Work, corporate governance with a focus...