Spring 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INBM 100-01 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: David Sarcone
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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
ALTHSE 201
INBM 100-02 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: Uwe Paff
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.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
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.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, 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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
ALTHSE 204
INBM 200-01 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 200-01. The course introduces economic theory that builds on ideas from introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. It uses that theory as a framework for examining developments in the changing global system. Developments include the revolution in information technology; the dynamics of human population growth; the implications of climate change; challenges to human security; and emerging patterns of organizational interdependence and collaboration. Those developments provide the context for business managers and for government officials responsible for shaping strategies and implementing policies. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and 112; concurrent enrollment in ECON 112 by permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INST 200.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MWF
ALTHSE 207
INBM 200-02 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 200-02. The course introduces economic theory that builds on ideas from introductory microeconomics and macroeconomics. It uses that theory as a framework for examining developments in the changing global system. Developments include the revolution in information technology; the dynamics of human population growth; the implications of climate change; challenges to human security; and emerging patterns of organizational interdependence and collaboration. Those developments provide the context for business managers and for government officials responsible for shaping strategies and implementing policies. Prerequisite: ECON 111 and 112; concurrent enrollment in ECON 112 by permission of the instructor. This course is cross-listed as INST 200.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
ALTHSE 207
INBM 220-01 Managerial Decision Making
Instructor: Steve Erfle
Course Description:
Students must register for one of the two labs offered with this course - INBM 200-LA Friday 9:30-10:20am or INBM 220-LB Friday 10:30-11:20am. 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.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
STERN 11
INBM 220-02 Managerial Decision Making
Instructor: Steve Erfle
Course Description:
Students must register for one of the two labs offered with this course - INBM 200-LA Friday 9:30-10:20am or INBM 220-LB Friday 10:30-11:20am. 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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
STERN 11
INBM 220-LA Managerial Decision Making
Instructor: Steve 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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, F
STERN 11
INBM 220-LB Managerial Decision Making
Instructor: Steve 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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, F
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.
09:30 AM-10:20 AM, MWF
ALTHSE 110
INBM 230-02 International Organizational Behavior
Instructor: Steve Riccio
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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
ALTHSE 109
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.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
ALTHSE 110
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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
ALTHSE 106
INBM 240-03 Marketing in a Global Context
Instructor: Sherry Ritchey
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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
ALTHSE 204
INBM 250-01 Finance
Instructor: Ken 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.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
STERN 103
INBM 300-01 Applied Empirical Data Analysis
Instructor: Steve 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 data 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.
12:30 PM-03:30 PM, W
ALTHSE 204
INBM 300-02 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.
12:30 PM-03:30 PM, W
STERN 11
INBM 300-03 The Entrepreneurial Mindset
Instructor: Steve Riccio
Course Description:
Part of the Globally Integrated Semester in Germany.Regardless of the field that you pursue following graduation, possessing an entrepreneurial mindset that looks at creative solutions and opportunity will be critical in your ability to influence as well as your overall professional growth. This course provides a foundational understanding and appreciation for the field of entrepreneurship. Whether you are interested in creating your own business venture, have an interest in developing your own social enterprise, or look to work within a corporation that values entrepreneurial thinking, this course will guide you through the various phases of from idea creation to evaluation. The entrepreneurial mindset is evident in all who envision opportunity where others see only challenges and develop innovative approaches for these opportunities while marshaling sufficient resources to take effective action. This course will include both a simulation and a practicum in which students, working in teams, consult real companies and provide marketing, finance, human resource, and/or strategic support. This course is listed as a globally-integrated semester (GIS). Students have the option to take part in a two-week immersive experience in Bremen, Germany at the conclusion of the semester from May 23 to June 6, 2022 in which entrepreneurship from the German perspective will be examined. Students will compare and contrast the ventures, theories, and models that were presented throughout the semester through academic, on-site business, and cultural experiences. Students will need to apply to this abroad program no later than December 14, 2021 to qualify for financial aid.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
ALTHSE 109
INBM 300-04 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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
ALTHSE 110
INBM 400-01 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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
ALTHSE 07
INBM 400-02 Seminar in International Business Policy and Strategy
Instructor: Steve Riccio
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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
ALTHSE 07
INBM 400-03 Seminar in International Business Policy and Strategy
Instructor: Xiaolu Wang
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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
ALTHSE 206
INBM 500-01 Marketing and Advertising in a Post COVID Environment
Instructor: Sherry Ritchey
Course Description:

INBM 550-01 Independent Research
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description: