International Business

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The Master of Business Administration in International Business provides both a functional business core of skills and knowledge, and an understanding of world trade and international business. The program delivers a multicultural learning experience paired with a rigorous curriculum and diverse faculty. This program is appropriate to working professionals in all fields who wish to add a degree in international business to their professional portfolios.

  • MBA Core Component – 30 credits
  • 3
    It is a small world, and getting smaller fast. An understanding of the complex managerial dimensions of world trade and international business is now an expected part of an MBA?s intellectual inventory. This International Business course provides an opportunity to develop the understanding through readings, and through case studies. An individual term project will give students an opportunity to bring global thinking to bear on current issues in a company, country, or region.
  • 3
    This course aims to introduce students to international differences in financial accounting and financial reporting. It helps students to understand the basic elements of financial accounting and its utility in the decision making process. The output of accounting is represented by financial statements, prepared by companies from all over the world for their users: investors, creditors, general public, and so on. From this perspective, this course makes a comparison between International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP). Integrated reporting (IR), which is considered to be the future of business reporting, is also discussed in this course.
  • 3
    Post W.W.II, the trend toward freer trade and accelerating technological change, has been altering the world's economic landscape via the process of globalization. The recent drift toward regionalism (e.g., unifying European and North American markets), the collapse and subsequent restructuring of many of the world's national economies such as in the Soviet and Eastern European economies, have served as massive economic experiments. Global recession and recovery have been studies to glean what has worked and what has failed in each of these examples yielding critical information for future marketing strategies. This course is designed to introduce some of the key issues of these international events that can be incorporated into multinational marketing. This class will focus on issues involved in marketing products and services across national boundaries. Culture, economic arrangements, technical standards, currency movements, language, religion, ideology, politics, distance and conflicting interpretations of national and global interests combine to complicate the administration of marketing's familiar 4-Ps cross-nationally. This course uses a combination of lectures, global marketing cases, discussion, and mini projects to examine specific issues currently involved in multinational marketing strategies. Prerequisite: BU 5700.
  • 3
    In this course, we will explore the law and legal issues relating to the global business environment to acquire an appreciation of the scope, extent, and importance of the law. The course is structured to provide you with a basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts, principles, and rules of law in various areas. The course is also designed to assist you in recognizing potential legal problems in the business environment and in developing analytical skills and reasoning power.
  • 3
    The national economies today are all deeply embedded in an interactive global network with profound implications for both economic theory and economic policy. In this course, students will engage in theoretical as well as empirical studies of international economic relationships.
  • 3
    A review of theory and research findings in the field of organizational behavior, with emphasis on applications by practicing managers. Topics to be covered include perception, motivation, leadership, communication, group dynamics, conflict management and organization theory. Pedagogical techniques include case analysis, presentations, role plays and other experiential activities. Prerequisite: Common Professional Component (CPC) competencies in Business Ethics, Business Policies, and Legal Environment.
  • 3
    This course applies economic theory and methods to business decision making in an international business context. The course is designed for business students and offers them the opportunity to develop an understanding of many concepts from economics that affect daily the challenging international business environment. Content is based on economic theory with examples chosen to develop the skills of the students in solving problems of an international business.
  • 3
    Examination of the nature and structure of decision-making in the midst of uncertainty. Formal techniques for measurement of risks and rewards are applied to case studies based chiefly on production systems. Concludes with a survey of current techniques for operations analysis, planning and control. Prerequisites: Common Professional Component (CPC) competencies in Management and Quantitative/Statistics.
  • 3
    A complete corporate financial management course. Content covers the classic areas of valuation, capital structure and budgeting as well as more specialized financial topics. Online version incorporates online course materials and exercises. Prerequisite: BU 5190 and Common Professional Component (CPC) competency in Business Finance.
  • 3
    From a decision-makers point of view, students will participate in a seminar involving middle and upper-level managerial responsibilities, as well as discussions concerning 'state-of-the-art' methodologies appropriate to all levels of management. Case studies and group projects will be combined with informal lectures and discussions involving such areas as strategic planning, action planning techniques, policy-making, managerial ethics, decision-making methods, control systems and the integration of all resources for optimum performance. Prerequisites: BU 5190, BU 5120, BU 5210 and Common Professional Component (CPC) competency in Economics.
    • Elective (choose one from below)
    • 3
      An in-depth study of a particular topic, contemporary issue, or concern will be the focus of this course and will be taught by a specialist within the field being studied. Since topics vary, the course may be repeated with different topics.
    • 3
      A supervised internship in business for graduate students. The purpose is to gain meaningful work experience and apply knowledge learned in previous course work to the on-the-job situation. The internship placement must provide a new learning experience for the student. A work journal, reading in the field and a report on work experience are required. Permission of Internship Coordinator, department chair and Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Business. Prerequisite: nine graduate credits in business.
    • 3
      A review of contemporary techniques, practices and research results in the area of human resource management, with emphasis on the perspective of the practicing manager. Topics to be covered include recruitment, selection, training and development, performance appraisal, compensation, labor relations and collective bargaining, occupational safety and health and employee rights within the context of federal and state legal regulation. The case method is used extensively. The goal is to assist the line or staff manager in effective utilization and implementation of human resource policies and practices.
    • 3
      This course is an online elective course designed for those that are interested in healthcare systems around the world. This course is designed to encourage further understanding of healthcare policy in the United States as compared to other countries. How does each deal with the provision of healthcare? What are the strengths and weaknesses of each? This course will require critical thinking and writing skills.
    • 3
      An in-depth study of the variables affecting the transmission of internal and external organizational communication. While focusing on audience analysis, message transmission and business/media relations, critical skills such as listening, speaking, writing analysis and an understanding of non-verbal, visual and mass communication will be developed. Practical topics will include: organizational systems, conference organization, metacommunications, public relations, improved listening skills and presentational speaking. Prerequisites: Common Professional Component (CPC) competencies in Management and Marketing.
    • 3
      This course focuses on business start-ups, providing an intensive introduction to business planning from the defining of a primary vision through market size assessment and strategic operations planning, to the financing, staffing and implementation of the new venture. Course includes readings on entrepreneurship, case studies of both small and large examples of successful new ventures and student fieldwork. Software available to help business planning will be introduced for hands-on use. Students will each prepare a formal business plan for new ventures. Prerequisites: BU 5120 and BU 5210.
    • 3
      Enrichment of the background of students in business through the pursuit of a special topic pertinent to their interests and abilities is offered through independent study opportunities. This is an opportunity for an in-depth study of a problem in the business field. Consent of a faculty supervisor, department chair, coordinator and Associate Vice President is required.
    • 3
      This course examines the role of "positive institutions" in creating and supporting the well-being of its members while maintaining its profitability or non-profit mission. Issues of power, privilege, and prejudice as challenges to the formation of ethical and socially just institutions will be explored. Topics include issues of diversity, equity, ethics, and social justice.
  • Total for MBA in International Business – 33 credits minimum

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