Fall 2020

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INBM 100-01 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: Steve Riccio
Course Description:
The course will be taught in a synchronous format. Students will be divided into groups of 20 and will participate in forty minute class discussions during the alloted time periods. Pre-work materials and assignments will be submitted to Moodle for completion prior to the class discussions. 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.
0900:TR   ALTHSE 110
INBM 100-02 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: Sherry Ritchey
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.
0930:MWF   DIST
INBM 100-03 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: Sherry Ritchey
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.
1030:MWF   DIST
INBM 110-01 Fundamentals of Accounting
Instructor: Joy Middaugh
Course Description:
Both synchronous and asynchronous components 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.
0900:TR   DIST
INBM 110-02 Fundamentals of Accounting
Instructor: Joy Middaugh
Course Description:
Both synchronous and asynchronous components 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.
1030:TR   DIST
INBM 200-01 Global Economy
Instructor: Shamma Alam
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.
1500:TF   DIST
INBM 200-02 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 200-02.The Professor will use Zoom and meet with students for all 42 sessions. Each session will be recorded, with transcripts added, and will be posted in Moodle folder for the day. Depending on the material for the day, the pedagogy will range from lectures, to informal cooperative learning, to breakout rooms for student conversations. The Professor will NOT administer exams. Nor will he assign a class preparation and participation grade. Instead, each week, the professor will appoint students to a new team of 3 students. The professor will post a problem set: It will be due 10 days later. Each team of will submit one set of answers and each student on the team will receive the same grade. In total, each student will work with others on 12 problem sets. Since each will be worth 100 points, there will be 1200 possible points to earn during the semester. With respect to intangible outcomes, the course will stress the ability to collaborate with others, one of the most important skill in addressing the complex problems of the 21st Century. 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.
1030:MWF   DIST
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 220-LA Friday 9:30-10:20 or INBM 220-LB Friday 10:30-11:20. 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.
0900:TR   DIST
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 220-LA Friday 9:30-10:20 or INBM 220-LB Friday 10:30-11:20. 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.
1030:TR   DIST
INBM 220-LA Managerial Decision Making
Instructor: Steve Erfle
Course Description:
Students will be using their own computers to log in remotely to computers in Stern 11 to take the weekly quiz. 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.
0930:F   DIST
INBM 220-LB Managerial Decision Making
Instructor: Steve Erfle
Course Description:
Students will be using their own computers to log in remotely to computers in Stern 11 to take the weekly quiz. 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.
1030:F   DIST
INBM 230-01 International Organizational Behavior
Instructor: Dengjian Jin
Course Description:
The course will be offered synchronously. 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. This course may fulfill Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement, depending upon topic.
0930:MWF   DIST
INBM 230-02 International Organizational Behavior
Instructor: Steve Riccio
Course Description:
The course will be taught in a synchronous format. Pre-work materials and assignments will be submitted to Moodle for completion prior to the class discussions. 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. This course may fulfill Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement, depending upon topic.
1130:MWF   ALTHSE 110
INBM 240-01 Marketing in a Global Context
Instructor: Uwe Paff
Course Description:
I plan to teach the courses online at the same times, when I was supposed to teach in class. For those of the students, who have difficulties attending, I will record the parts of the Zoom lecture and put in online. 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.
1330:MR   DIST
INBM 240-02 Marketing in a Global Context
Instructor: Uwe Paff
Course Description:
I plan to teach the courses online at the same times, when I was supposed to teach in class. For those of the students, who have difficulties attending, I will record the parts of the Zoom lecture and put in online. 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.
1500:MR   DIST
INBM 250-01 Finance
Instructor: Qing Bai
Course Description:
Content will be delivered via interactive asynchronous course on Moodle. The whole class will meet during scheduled time on Monday for discussion and problem-based learning. On Thursday, the instructor will meet with each group for a group project. 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.
1330:MR   DIST
INBM 250-02 Finance
Instructor: Qing Bai
Course Description:
Content will be delivered via interactive asynchronous course on Moodle. The whole class will meet during scheduled time on Monday for discussion and problem-based learning. On Thursday, the instructor will meet with each group for a group project. 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.
1500:MR   DIST
INBM 300-01 Microeconomic Modeling in Excel
Instructor: Steve Erfle
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ECON 314-03. The class will initially explore a series of consumer theory, producer theory, and market structure topics in greater depth than was covered in intermediate level microeconomics classes (ECON 278 and INBM 220). These topics will be explored using Excel files that were created to examine the comparative static properties of the various models. Ultimately, each student will work to build out the analysis with the goal of creating an annotated Excel file, paper, or blended learning video on a topic of their choosing. When successful, these teaching tools will become part of the tool-kit used to teach other students in INBM 220 and ECON 278 in future years.
1330:T   DIST
0800:F   DIST
INBM 300-02 Creativity, Innovation, and Knowledge Management
Instructor: Dengjian Jin
Course Description:
The course will be offered synchronously.This course intends to prepare students with basic frameworks and conceptual tools for success in the creative economy. It will first introduce students with key articles in the fields of creativity, innovation, and knowledge management. Second, it will lead students to explore the cognitive foundations and origins of creativity throughout human history in a comparative perspective. It will explore the causes for the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions since the seventeenth century, the four major revolutions in human prehistory and history. Third, it will explore the historical link between climate change and the rise and fall of civilizations. This course will lead students to explore strategies for innovation at the individual, firm, and national level. It will expose students with various debates over the forces that have contributed to the rise of modern knowledge economy. It will discuss the reasons for Chinas early lead in both science and technology, and explain why China failed to develop modern science, modern capitalism, and modern systems of production and organization. Then it will explore why the West was able to make a breakthrough in the scientific revolution, the industrial revolution, the capitalist revolution, and the organizational revolution.
1030:MWF   DIST
INBM 300-03 Intermediate Financial Accounting Topics including International Perspectives
Instructor: Joy Middaugh
Course Description:
Both synchronous and asynchronous componentsThis course is designed to deepen the students understanding of financial reporting practices and principles in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Comparisons to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) will also be introduced. The course will cover a more thorough understanding of the Balance Sheet and Income Statement. In addition, selected topics will include Statement of Cash Flows, Time Value of Money, Receivables, Liabilities, Stockholders Equity and Investments.
1330:MR   DIST
INBM 300-04 Leadership in the 21st Century
Instructor: Steve Riccio
Course Description:
The course will be taught in a synchronous format. Pre-work materials and assignments will be submitted to Moodle for completion prior to the class discussions.This course focuses on theories and models of leadership in a variety of organizational settings. Case studies that illuminate the behavior dynamics of effective leaders will be analyzed. In-class exercises will give students the opportunity to apply theory to practice. This integrative course will also examine present and future leadership issues including power and influence, gender and leadership, leader mind and heart, authenticity, followership, and leadership development. By working together, we can create a learning environment that not only expands your thinking about leadership in general, but also facilitates personal growth and reflection.
0930:MWF   ALTHSE 110
INBM 300-05 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.
1230:MWF   DIST
INBM 300-06 Fundamentals of Nonprofit Management
Instructor: David Sarcone
Course Description:
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.
1330:W   DIST
INBM 300-07 Business & Climate Change
Instructor: Helen Takacs
Course Description:
This course will be taught remotely using on-line pre-recorded mini-lectures, assignment worksheets, discussion forums, and synchronous Zoom sessions.Climate change, spurred by greenhouse gas emissions that have climbed since the industrial revolution, is being described as the most important challenge of our time. The business community, once hesitant to act on and even skeptical about climate change, is now stepping up. For example, the worlds largest investment company, Blackrock, Inc., announced at the start of this year that it will begin incorporating climate change into its portfolio decisions. In this course, we will explore the wide array of risks and opportunities that climate change presents for businesses; the many ways that businesses are responding to climate change; and, perhaps most importantly, how businesses can lead the effort to mitigate climate change and even contribute to the reversal or drawdown of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere.
0900:TR   DIST
INBM 300-08 International Development
Instructor: Shamma Alam
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 240-01 and ECON 240-01.
1330:TF   DIST
INBM 400-01 Seminar in International Business Policy and Strategy
Instructor: David Sarcone
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.
1330:MR   DIST
INBM 400-02 Seminar in International Business Policy and Strategy
Instructor: David Sarcone
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.
1500:MR   DIST