Spring 2018

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INBM 100-01 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: Sherry Ritchey
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.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 201
INBM 100-02 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: Sherry Ritchey
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 100-03 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: C Helen Takacs
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:MR   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 accounting information, how accounting information is used by internal and external stakeholders for economic decision making, and how accounting affects society and individuals.
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 accounting information, how accounting information is used by internal and external stakeholders for economic decision making, and how accounting affects society and individuals.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 204
INBM 110-03 Fundamentals of Accounting
Instructor: David Sarcone
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 accounting information, how accounting information is used by internal and external stakeholders for economic decision making, and how accounting affects society and individuals.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 204
INBM 200-01 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 200-01. Concentration upon strategies pursued by nation states in their interaction with international business enterprises and nongovernmental organizations. Students will work from an interdisciplinary perspective, with case studies of episodes in U.S. economic history and of selected countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. To facilitate their analysis, students will study concepts drawn from trade theory, commercial and industrial policy, balance of payments accounting, exchange rate determination, and open-economy macroeconomics. As such, the course will draw heavily from the introductory economics courses. This approach will help develop an appreciation for the complex environment in which both political leaders and corporate managers operate. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and 112; concurrent enrollment in ECON 112 by permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INST 200.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 207
INBM 200-02 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 200-02. Concentration upon strategies pursued by nation states in their interaction with international business enterprises and nongovernmental organizations. Students will work from an interdisciplinary perspective, with case studies of episodes in U.S. economic history and of selected countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. To facilitate their analysis, students will study concepts drawn from trade theory, commercial and industrial policy, balance of payments accounting, exchange rate determination, and open-economy macroeconomics. As such, the course will draw heavily from the introductory economics courses. This approach will help develop an appreciation for the complex environment in which both political leaders and corporate managers operate. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and 112; concurrent enrollment in ECON 112 by permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INST 200.
1030:MWF   ALTHSE 207
INBM 200-03 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 200-03. Concentration upon strategies pursued by nation states in their interaction with international business enterprises and nongovernmental organizations. Students will work from an interdisciplinary perspective, with case studies of episodes in U.S. economic history and of selected countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. To facilitate their analysis, students will study concepts drawn from trade theory, commercial and industrial policy, balance of payments accounting, exchange rate determination, and open-economy macroeconomics. As such, the course will draw heavily from the introductory economics courses. This approach will help develop an appreciation for the complex environment in which both political leaders and corporate managers operate. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and 112; concurrent enrollment in ECON 112 by permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INST 200.
1230:MWF   ALTHSE 207
INBM 200-04 Global Economy
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 200-04. Concentration upon strategies pursued by nation states in their interaction with international business enterprises and nongovernmental organizations. Students will work from an interdisciplinary perspective, with case studies of episodes in U.S. economic history and of selected countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. To facilitate their analysis, students will study concepts drawn from trade theory, commercial and industrial policy, balance of payments accounting, exchange rate determination, and open-economy macroeconomics. As such, the course will draw heavily from the introductory economics courses. This approach will help develop an appreciation for the complex environment in which both political leaders and corporate managers operate. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and 112; concurrent enrollment in ECON 112 by permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INST 200.
1030:TR   ALTHSE 109
INBM 220-01 Managerial Decision Making
Instructor: Stephen Erfle
Course Description:
Applies the principles and methods of economics to analyze problems faced by managers in a business or other type of organization. This course emphasizes how managers can (and should) use economic tools to further the objectives of the organization. Emphasis is on application of theory to actual business decisions. Many applications will require students to build economic models using spreadsheets, just as they will be required to do in a business setting. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and INBM 110.
0930:F   ALTHSE 204
0900: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 201
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 201
INBM 240-01 Marketing in a Global Context
Instructor: Xiaolu Wang
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.
1330:MR   ALTHSE 204
INBM 240-02 Marketing in a Global Context
Instructor: Xiaolu Wang
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.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 204
INBM 250-01 Finance
Instructor: Kenneth Broomer
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.
0900:TR   DANA 101
INBM 250-02 Finance
Instructor: Kenneth Broomer
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.
1030:TR   STERN 11
INBM 300-01 Human Resources Management
Instructor: Steven Riccio
Course Description:
SPRING 2018: TAUGHT AS A GLOBALLY INTEGRATED COURSE Sustained organizational success is directly related to the effective management of human resources. Leaders widely acknowledge the challenges associated with developing this competency, particularly from a global perspective. This course will examine human resource practices that organizations face regularly while attempting to remain competitive in the current global economy. These include strategic initiatives such as: Human Resource Planning Employment Law Workplace Diversity Employee / Career Development Performance Management Compensation and Benefits Organizational Health and Wellness Global Human Resources This course will be interactive providing students with real-life activities including case studies, assessments, and a variety of application exercises. It is important throughout the course to examine each topic from the perspective of a human resource professional and operational manager. Learning Outcomes After completing all of the required components of this course, students will be able to: 1. Identify the value of the human resource function within the organizational structure. 2. Recognize how a successful partnership between organizational management and human resources can yield an empowered, motivated workforce. 3. Give examples of harassment and discrimination in the workplace while appreciating the vital role supervisors must exercise within the organization. 4. Compare and contrast human resource management practices in the United States and other countries. 5. Outline techniques that support the recruitment and retention of a highly qualified, well-diverse workforce. 6. Design a compensation model that supports the strategic goals of an organization. 7. Determine appropriate methods to address employee relations issues from both a performance and legal perspective.
1130:MWF   ALTHSE 207
INBM 300-02 Big Data in Business
Instructor: Xiaolu Wang
Course Description:
The rise of Big Data has revolutionized our ways of perceiving and understanding the world across micro and macro levels (from decoding the human genome to predicting the result of the U.S. presidential election based on Facebook data). This is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with both the major quantitative and qualitative aspects of big data, with a particular focus on applications in the real business worldfor example, tracing the formation of trust among strangers in the sharing economies. Quantitatively, the course introduces the essential skills of managing, analyzing, and presenting data, using mainstream software packages and programming languages such as R and Python. Qualitatively, it covers the basic ideas of building the software and hardware infrastructure for a big data business system, explores various questions and problems (in business and other areas) that can be creatively addressed utilizing big data, and scrutinizes the corresponding cognitive, sociological, and ethical implications.
1330:TF   ALTHSE 08
INBM 300-03 Applied Empirical Data Analysis
Instructor: Stephen Erfle
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ECON 314-01. This course provides students with the opportunity to undertake their own empirical investigation on topics of their choice. Students are welcome to use the information that I have gathered but they are also encouraged to obtain and analyze data of their choosing, subject to professor approval. Students have access to start of year and end of year physical activity and stature measures for more than 10,000 middle school students, two thirds of whom had daily PE, as well as school district level data for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This course will analyze the date obtained from this program. 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 Introduction to Cost Accounting
Instructor: Joy Middaugh
Course Description:
The primary objective(s) of cost accounting are to: (1) calculate the information necessary for GAAP inventory costing and (2) provide the information necessary for managerial decision-making. In the internal management accounting function, as opposed to the public accounting function, the managerial accountant is a very important and active player in the management team. The information necessary for decision-making must be gathered, analyzed, presented, and communicated in order to serve the varying decision-making needs of various managers. This course introduces accounting concepts for planning, control, motivation, internal reporting, and evaluation. Topics included are product cost determination procedures, analysis of cost behavior, budgeting, costs for decision making and control, and responsibility accounting. Emphasis will be on the internal decision makers uses of information generated by the accounting system.
1230:W   STERN 11
INBM 300-05 Organizational Development and Training
Instructor: Steven Riccio
Course Description:
In this course, students will learn how to think strategically about how training and development aligns with a global business context. This includes identifying training and development needs through various assessment methods, analyzing jobs and tasks to determine training and development objectives, and Design effective training and development programs using different techniques and approaches. Through practical application, students will Implement a variety of different training and development activities including classroom and virtual spaces and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of training and development programs.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 109
INBM 300-06 Social Impact Through Communication and Storytelling
Instructor: Sherry Ritchey
Course Description:
Through the creation of storytelling students will develop social impact strategies for clients in both the non-profit and for-profit sections of our local community and national arenas focusing on healthcare, business, and community conflict areas. Students will learn to effectively incorporate non-violent communication into aspects of influence, negotiation, and imagery. By linking strategy with storytelling, a value proposition that drives purpose and provides profit can be communicated
1330:MR   STERN 103
INBM 300-07 Business & Climate Change
Instructor: C Helen Takacs
Course Description:
In 2017, Dickinson College signed the "We Are Still In" open letter on climate change. More than 1,500 companies - including Facebook, Apple, Google, Amazon, Nestle and Nike - have also signed this letter to publicly express their commitments to addressing climate change. In this course, we will explore the wide array of risks and opportunities that climate change presents for business; the many way that businesses are already responding to climate change; and, perhaps most importantly, how business can lead the effort to mitigate climate change.
1230:W   ALTHSE 08
INBM 300-08 Leadership in the 21st Century
Instructor: Mary Breckenridge
Course Description:
This course focuses on theories and models of leadership in a variety of organizational settings. Case studies that illuminate the behavior dynamics of effective leaders will be analyzed. In-class exercises will give students the opportunity to apply theory to practice. This integrative course will also examine present and future leadership issues including power and influence, gender and leadership, leader mind and heart, authenticity, followership, and leadership development. By working together, we can create a learning environment that not only expands your thinking about leadership in general, but also facilitates personal growth and reflection.
1330:T   TOME 115
INBM 400-01 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: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.
1500:MR   ALTHSE 206
INBM 400-03 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:TF   ALTHSE 07