Faculty Profile

David Sarcone

Associate Professor of International Business and Management (2001)

Contact Information

sarconed@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 218
717.245.1261

Education

  • 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.