Spring 2014

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INBM 100-01 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: Joy Middaugh
Course Description:
This course features an introductory focus on a wide range of business subjects including the following: business in a global environment; forms of business ownership including small businesses, partnerships, multinational and domestic corporations, joint ventures, and franchises; management decision making; ethics; marketing; accounting; management information systems; human resources; finance; business law; taxation; uses of the internet in business; and how all of the above are integrated into running a successful business. You will learn how a company gets ideas, develops products, raises money, makes its products, sells them and accounts for the money earned and spent. This course will not fulfill a distribution requirement.
1330:MW   ALTHSE 201
INBM 100-02 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: Michael Poulton
Course Description:
This course features an introductory focus on a wide range of business subjects including the following: business in a global environment; forms of business ownership including small businesses, partnerships, multinational and domestic corporations, joint ventures, and franchises; management decision making; ethics; marketing; accounting; management information systems; human resources; finance; business law; taxation; uses of the internet in business; and how all of the above are integrated into running a successful business. You will learn how a company gets ideas, develops products, raises money, makes its products, sells them and accounts for the money earned and spent. This course will not fulfill a distribution requirement.
1130:MW   ALTHSE 201
INBM 100-03 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: Won Yong Kim
Course Description:
This course features an introductory focus on a wide range of business subjects including the following: business in a global environment; forms of business ownership including small businesses, partnerships, multinational and domestic corporations, joint ventures, and franchises; management decision making; ethics; marketing; accounting; management information systems; human resources; finance; business law; taxation; uses of the internet in business; and how all of the above are integrated into running a successful business. You will learn how a company gets ideas, develops products, raises money, makes its products, sells them and accounts for the money earned and spent. This course will not fulfill a distribution requirement.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 201
INBM 110-01 Fundamentals of Accounting
Instructor: Joy Middaugh
Course Description:
This is a core course designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the "language of business" and its applications for decision-making purposes. The course is organized into three sections. In the first section students learn about the accounting cycle- essentially the analysis and recording of financial transactions and the preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The second section of the course focuses on the analysis and interpretation of financial statements. This section emphasizes the use of financial information by external stakeholders for decision making. The third section of the course concentrates on the fundamentals of management accounting. This section centers on the use of accounting information for operational performance evaluation as well as operational and capital decision making. By the end of the course, students will understand the basic principles and concepts of accounting, the business and economic activities that generate accouting information, how accounting information is used by internal and external stakeholders for economic decision making, and how accounting affects society and individuals. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 204
INBM 110-02 Fundamentals of Accounting
Instructor: Joy Middaugh
Course Description:
This is a core course designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the "language of business" and its applications for decision-making purposes. The course is organized into three sections. In the first section students learn about the accounting cycle- essentially the analysis and recording of financial transactions and the preparation of financial statements in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The second section of the course focuses on the analysis and interpretation of financial statements. This section emphasizes the use of financial information by external stakeholders for decision making. The third section of the course concentrates on the fundamentals of management accounting. This section centers on the use of accounting information for operational performance evaluation as well as operational and capital decision making. By the end of the course, students will understand the basic principles and concepts of accounting, the business and economic activities that generate accouting information, how accounting information is used by internal and external stakeholders for economic decision making, and how accounting affects society and individuals. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 204
INBM 200-01 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 200-01.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 207
INBM 200-02 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 200-02.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 207
INBM 220-01 Managerial Decision Making
Instructor: Stephen Erfle
Course Description:
Lab Friday at 11:30-12:20 or 12:30-1:20 in Althouse 204.
0900:TR   STERN 11
INBM 220-02 Managerial Decision Making
Instructor: Stephen Erfle
Course Description:
Lab Friday at 11:30-12:20 or 12:30-1:20 in Althouse 204.
1030:TR   STERN 11
INBM 230-01 International Organizational Behavior
Instructor: Dengjian Jin
Course Description:
This course looks at how human systems function within the structure of the organization and how individual and group behaviors affect collective organizational culture and organizational effectiveness. Students study individual, interpersonal, and group processes; the relationship between attitudes and behavior; ethical decision-making; and the management of organizational conflict and change. Approaches for developing leadership, managing conflict, communicating effectively, enhancing efficiency, and encouraging organizational adaption to changing environments are explored. Examples taken from domestic and international organizations are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: 100 or permission of the instructor. This course may fulfill Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement, depending upon topic.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 109
INBM 230-02 International Organizational Behavior
Instructor: Dengjian Jin
Course Description:
This course looks at how human systems function within the structure of the organization and how individual and group behaviors affect collective organizational culture and organizational effectiveness. Students study individual, interpersonal, and group processes; the relationship between attitudes and behavior; ethical decision-making; and the management of organizational conflict and change. Approaches for developing leadership, managing conflict, communicating effectively, enhancing efficiency, and encouraging organizational adaption to changing environments are explored. Examples taken from domestic and international organizations are used throughout the course. Prerequisite: 100 or permission of the instructor. This course may fulfill Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement, depending upon topic.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 109
INBM 240-01 Marketing in a Global Context
Instructor: Michael Poulton
Course Description:
The primary objective of this course is to identify how companies identify and satisfy their customers' needs. Not only are the "4p's of marketing" covered (product, price, promotional programs like advertising and public relations, and place or distribution), but working with a specific semester-long case, you will learn how to manage an integrated marketing program. We will also examine other important aspects of marketing: market research, new product development, consumer behavior, ethics, competitive analysis and strategic planning, and marketing internationally and on the Internet. Field trips and videos are used to reinforce the ideas presented in the classroom. Prerequisite: 100 or permission of the instructor. 110 is recommended but not required.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 110
INBM 240-02 Marketing in a Global Context
Instructor: Michael Poulton
Course Description:
The primary objective of this course is to identify how companies identify and satisfy their customers' needs. Not only are the "4p's of marketing" covered (product, price, promotional programs like advertising and public relations, and place or distribution), but working with a specific semester-long case, you will learn how to manage an integrated marketing program. We will also examine other important aspects of marketing: market research, new product development, consumer behavior, ethics, competitive analysis and strategic planning, and marketing internationally and on the Internet. Field trips and videos are used to reinforce the ideas presented in the classroom. Prerequisite: 100 or permission of the instructor. 110 is recommended but not required.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 110
INBM 250-01 Finance
Instructor: Won Yong Kim
Course Description:
Knowledge of finance will allow students to adopt the perspective of financial officers in both for-profit as well as not-for-profit organizations. This knowledge is needed to evaluate the health of an organization using key performance indicators and making ethical decisions that involve both short-run and long-run planning horizons. In the short run, this knowledge helps to effectively carry out business functions such as managing cash flow, borrowing money for short periods of time, and keeping control over inventory. In the long run, it helps to choose among competing investment projects and alternative, efficient methods of raising capital. Also, as individuals, knowledge of basic finance will help students to make better-informed decisions concerning their personal financial situations. Apart from covering the fundamentals of financial markets, instruments and institutions, this course will emphasize critical thinking based on quantitative reasoning and decision-making skills. This will include the use of elementary statistical and algebraic methods to investigate fundamental principles of theoretical finance such as the relationship between risk and reward and the pricing of capital assets. Apart from basic theory, knowledge of the hands-on aspects of financial modeling will be imparted via use of spreadsheet software packages such as Microsoft EXCEL; whereby students will be encouraged to create and analyze computational models to test and demonstrate some of the theoretical concepts taught. Prerequisites: ECON 111 and INBM 110. This course fulfills the QR graduation requirement.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 207
INBM 300-01 Best Practices in Business Sustainability
Instructor: C Helen Takacs
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required This course is open only to students in the Eco-E Path Mosaic. Increasingly, businesses are adopting a triple bottom line approach in which environmental and social outcomes are emphasized along with financial outcomes. Perhaps most significant is the shift from seeing environmental and social efforts as increasing business costs to viewing them as opportunities for increased efficiency and/or competitive advantage. This course will include readings to understand the theory, history, and scope of business sustainability, and case studies to consider how firms are incorporating sustainability into their strategies and operations. We will also focus on best practices by learning what constitutes a best practice, how to identify best practices, and how to apply best practices from one organization to another.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 207
INBM 300-02 Education for Entrpreneurs
Instructor: Anat Beck
Course Description:
Permission of Instructor Required This course is open only to students in the Eco-E Path Mosaic. The course presents a strategic framework with an emphasis on legal considerations for the establishment and management of start-ups and emerging growth companies. The entrepreneurial spirit is evident in all who envision opportunity where others see only challenges, develop innovative approaches for these opportunities, and marshal sufficient resources to successfully act on the opportunity. Topics in the course include formation considerations (legal, financial and tax), employment agreements, venture capital, private equity financing, business plan models, intellectual property, going public and going global. The course also includes a practicum in which students, working in teams, consult for sustainable entrepreneurs in our community and provide marketing, finance, and/or strategy support.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 207
INBM 300-03 Applied Empirical Analysis of Middle School Obesity
Instructor: Stephen Erfle
Course Description:
Obesity and chronic diseases associated with obesity have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Fully one-third of School-aged children in Pennsylvania are overweight or obese. PA Department of Health instituted the Active Schools Program during the 2009-10 school year with middle schools to require daily physical activity and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded a control school analysis of this program in the 2010-11 school year. This course will analyze the date obtained from this program. Pre- and post- activity and stature measures on 10,000 middle school students will be available for analysis as well as data sets that allow the analysis of spatial variation in obesity and academic performance. Students will learn how to use SPSS and Arc-GIS throughout the course of the semester. The class culminates in presenting your own findings in a poster presentation that is open to the public.
1230:W   ALTHSE 204
INBM 300-04 Empirical Methods in Finance
Instructor: Won Yong Kim
Course Description:
This course introduces undergraduate students to the foundation of empirical methods in finance field. The course provides theoretical and practical knowledge for econometric and statistical skills using financial data. In addition, the course introduces the SAS, one of the most commonly-used statistical software packages in class. In order to understand the course material, students should know basic knowledge of finance, calculus, probabilities, and statistics.
1500:TR   ALTHSE 204
INBM 400-01 Seminar in International Business Policy and Strategy
Instructor: Dengjian Jin
Course Description:
This capstone course focuses on the challenges associated with formulating strategy in multinational organizations. The course will examine multinational business decisions from the perspective of top managers who must develop strategies, deploy resources, and guide organizations that compete in a global environment. Major topics include foreign market entry strategies, motivation and challenges of internationalization, the analysis of international industries, building competitive advantage in global industries, and the role of the country manager. Case studies will be used to increase the student's understanding of the complexities of managing international business operations. Prerequisite: Completion of at least four of the five 200-level courses (200, 220, 230, 240, 250). This course will not fulfill distribution requirement.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 206
INBM 400-02 Seminar in International Business Policy and Strategy
Instructor: David Sarcone
Course Description:
This capstone course focuses on the challenges associated with formulating strategy in multinational organizations. The course will examine multinational business decisions from the perspective of top managers who must develop strategies, deploy resources, and guide organizations that compete in a global environment. Major topics include foreign market entry strategies, motivation and challenges of internationalization, the analysis of international industries, building competitive advantage in global industries, and the role of the country manager. Case studies will be used to increase the student's understanding of the complexities of managing international business operations. Prerequisite: Completion of at least four of the five 200-level courses (200, 220, 230, 240, 250). This course will not fulfill distribution requirement.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 206
INBM 400-03 Seminar in International Business Policy and Strategy
Instructor: Michael Poulton
Course Description:
This capstone course focuses on the challenges associated with formulating strategy in multinational organizations. The course will examine multinational business decisions from the perspective of top managers who must develop strategies, deploy resources, and guide organizations that compete in a global environment. Major topics include foreign market entry strategies, motivation and challenges of internationalization, the analysis of international industries, building competitive advantage in global industries, and the role of the country manager. Case studies will be used to increase the student's understanding of the complexities of managing international business operations. Prerequisite: Completion of at least four of the five 200-level courses (200, 220, 230, 240, 250). This course will not fulfill distribution requirement.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 110
INBM 500-01 Cross Sector Entrepreneurship: Creating Sustainable Value Through Collaboration
Instructor: David Sarcone
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INBM 500-02 Sustainable Investments
Instructor: C Helen Takacs
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INBM 500-03 Economic Modeling in Excel
Instructor: Stephen Erfle
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INBM 500-04 The Evolving Financial Architecture - Structure and Performance
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
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INBM 500-05 Food Sourcing Sustainability
Instructor: C Helen Takacs
Course Description:
 
INBM 500-06 Sochi Olympic Internship
Instructor: Dengjian Jin
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INBM 500-07 Evolution of International Financial Architecture
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
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INBM 550-01 Applied Empirical Analysis of Middle School Obesity
Instructor: Stephen Erfle
Course Description:
 
INBM 560-01 Data Mining and Machine Learning in Online Ordering II
Instructor: Stephen Erfle
Course Description: