Faculty Profile

Michael Fratantuono

Associate Professor of International Studies, Business and Management (1988), Department Chair

Contact Information


Althouse Hall Room 217


Professor Fratantuono is interested in international economics, government-business relations, and U.S. foreign economic policy. He has worked as a project manager in the software development industry. He has also been visiting professor in the Department of National Security and Strategy at the U.S. Army War College.


  • B.A., Brown University, 1974
  • M.A., University of Rhode Island, 1982
  • Ph.D., University of Washington, 1988

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

INST 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INBM 200-02.

INBM 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-01.

INST 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INBM 200-01.

INBM 200 Global Economy
Cross-listed with INST 200-02.

INBM 240 Marketing
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.

INST 401 Global, Sustain & Security
In the 2010 National Security Strategy of the United States, President Obama articulates the need for whole of society approaches to tackling tough transnational issues. Furthermore, some experts believe that in the decades ahead, global governance will be a characterized by complexity and ambiguity, with governance structures reflecting the influence of states, NGOs, IGOs, for-profit companies, and other agents. In this seminar, we will investigate collaborative approaches to addressing national and transnational security related matters, especially those that are rooted in the economic, environmental, and social dimensions of sustainable development.