Faculty Profile

David Sarcone

Associate Professor of International Business and Management (2001)

Contact Information


Althouse Hall Room 218


  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1975
  • M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1978
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2008

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

INBM 110 Fundamentals of Accounting
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.

INBM 300 Nonprofit Management
The objective of the service learning course is to provide students with a clearer understanding of the ways nonprofit organizations individually and collectively strive to improve and maintain a desirable civil society. The major course components will include the following: a review of the nonprofit sector to include a discussion on the purpose of the sector and its evolution in American society; the leadership and governance of nonprofit organizations; nonprofit strategic management; nonprofit operational management; and the measurement of nonprofit organizational effectiveness. This offering of the course will specifically focus on the roles of nonprofit organization in the areas of environmental advocacy and service.

INBM 400 Sem:Intl Bus Policy & Strategy
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.

Spring 2017

INBM 100 Fundamentals of Business
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.

INBM 300 Comparative Health Systems
Health systems around the world are facing the dual challenge of meeting increasing demand for continued improvement in population health during a period of growing resource constraints. Despite the common concerns of national health systems worldwide, no two health systems are identical. This course presents a comparative analysis of the origin, structure, operations and ongoing reforms of six distinctly different national health systems representing nation states at varying levels of development. A converged health systems framework (goals, principles, processes, structures) will be applied to national systems to understand the inter-linkages among different system components; measure health system performance; and, assess the effects of reforms on system-wide outcomes.