1. Complete or be currently enrolled in three of the four core INBM courses:
    • INBM 100
    • INBM 110
    • ECON 111
    • ECON 112
  2. Download a Major Declaration Form or pick up a hard copy from the Registrar's office.  In ink, fill in your Banner ID# and name, and check the box for the INBM major.  Also, sign and date the form.
  3. Have your current (your soon to be previous) advisor sign the form.
  4. Meet with your new advisor. In an effort to balance the number of advisees among INBM faculty, professors who are currently accepting new advisees are identified below.  Choose one of these professors as your new advisor. It is a good idea to complete the Academic Planning Worksheet prior to meeting with your new advisor so that you two can discuss your course plan for the major.
  5. Have the INBM Department Chair sign your form.  The current chair is Prof. Helen Takacs. Her office is Althouse 104. If Prof. Takacs is not in her office when you stop by, leave your form in the mailbin by her office door and send her an email to let her know you have dropped off your form.  She will sign your form as soon as possible and email you to let you know it is signed.
  6. Take your fully completed and signed form to the Registrar's office.

INBM Professors Currently Accepting New Advisees

Qing Bai
Prof. Bai’s full academic profile is available here. Professor Bai regularly teaches INBM 250 Finance and INBM 300 Investments. She has published journal articles on financial innovation, such as leveraged ETFs, credit default swaps, and Bitcoin. While completing her PhD, she passed the CFA Program exams. Her hobbies include landscape photography, swimming, baking, and watching noir films.

Dengjian Jin
Prof. Jin's full academic profile is available here.  Professor Jin regularly teaches INBM 230 International Organizational Behavior; INBM 300 Creativity, Innovation, and Knowledge Management; and INBM 400 Senior Seminar on International Business Strategy and Policy. His most recent book The Great Knowledge Transcendence: the Rise of Western Science and Technology Reframed was awarded the 2016 Schumpeter Prize for books on economics and innovation. Prof. Jin's hobbies include international travel, hiking, kayaking, gardening, and the collection antique Chinese export porcelain.

Helen Takacs
Prof. Takacs’s full academic profile is available here. Professor Takacs teaches INBM 100 Fundamental of Business, INBM 400 Senior Seminar in Business Policy and Strategy, and elective courses on the intersection of business and society including most recently INBM 300 Business & Climate Change.  Her PhD studies were on strategy and international business, and she has published articles on sustainable business performance and the connection between financial and corporate social performance.  Her hobbies include hiking, birdwatching (yes, birdwatching!), and reading mysteries.

Xiaolu Wang
Prof. Wang's full academic profile is available here. Professor Wang regularly teaches INBM 240 Marketing in a Global Context and INBM 300 Introduction to Big Data in Business. He has a broad educational background ranging from mechanical engineering, social science, and data science. Prof. Wang has been consulting for a big data company specialized in the U.S. restaurant industry. He has published his research in the fields of social statistics, causal inference, economic sociology, and mathematical sociology. His hobbies include classical poetry, history, hard sci-fi, ping pong, and Creative Assembly’s Total War series.