Fall 2021

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
INBM 100-01 Fundamentals of Business
Instructor: Steve Riccio
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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
ALTHSE 201
INBM 100-02 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, TF
ALTHSE 201
INBM 100-03 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 207
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 207
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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
Online
INBM 200-02 Global Economy
Instructor: Shamma Alam
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.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
Online
INBM 200-03 Global Economy
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:
Cross-listed with INST 200-03. 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 201
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.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
ALTHSE 204
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.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
ALTHSE 204
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
ALTHSE 204
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
ALTHSE 204
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.
10:30 AM-11:20 AM, MWF
ALTHSE 109
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 207
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 109
INBM 240-02 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 110
INBM 250-01 Finance
Instructor: Sydul Karim
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.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
STERN 11
INBM 250-02 Finance
Instructor: Sydul Karim
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.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TF
STERN 11
INBM 300-02 Federal Individual Income Taxes
Instructor: Joy Middaugh
Course Description:
This course will include a basic introduction in the tax laws as currently implemented by the Internal Revenue Service, providing a working knowledge of preparing taxes for individuals.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
STERN 11
INBM 300-03 Human Resources Management
Instructor: Steve Riccio
Course Description:
Sustained organizational success is directly related to the effective management of its human resources. Respected and observant leaders widely acknowledge the value associated with recruiting, retaining, rewarding, and recognizing talent to be successful contributors to their organizations mission. This course will examine human resource practices managers and organizations must prioritize, regardless of size or industry, while attempting to remain competitive in the todays global climate.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
ALTHSE 109
INBM 300-04 Big Data in Business
Instructor: Xiaolu Wang
Course Description:
The rise of Big Data has revolutionized our ways of perceiving and understanding the world across micro and macro levels (from decoding the human genome to predicting the result of the U.S. presidential election based on Facebook data). This is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with both the major quantitative and qualitative aspects of big data, with a particular focus on applications in the real business worldfor example, tracing the formation of trust among strangers in the sharing economies. Quantitatively, the course introduces the essential skills of managing, analyzing, and presenting data, using mainstream software packages and programming languages such as R and Python. Qualitatively, it covers the basic ideas of building the software and hardware infrastructure for a big data business system, explores various questions and problems (in business and other areas) that can be creatively addressed utilizing big data, and scrutinizes the corresponding cognitive, sociological, and ethical implications.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
ALTHSE 207
INBM 300-05 A Tale of Two Recessions: 2008 and 2020
Instructor: Emily Marshall
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ECON 314-02. This course compares the two most recent U.S. recessions: the Great Recession of 2007-09 and the COVID-19 recession of 2020. Special attention is paid to the housing bubble that preceded the Great Recession and how the crisis in the housing sector spread to the rest of the economy. The causes of the COVID-19 recession are then compared to those of the Great Recession. Furthermore, the responses of monetary, fiscal, and regulatory policies are explored in depth for both recessions. The disappointing rate of recovery after the official end of the Great Recession and the persistently high unemployment rate due to the COVID-19 recession are also explored. This course focuses on refining students quantitative (theoretical and empirical) skills and applying them to recent macroeconomic events. Both recessions are extraordinarily complex. Concepts and methodologies from diverse areas, including macroeconomics, microeconomics, law, finance, political science, and other disciplines, contribute to understanding these phenomena. Students will write a research paper that draws on existing tools-based knowledge from prerequisite courses and examines a topic related to the Great Recession and/or COVID-19 recession that the course does not cover in detail.
09:00 AM-10:15 AM, TR
ALTHSE 206
INBM 300-06 A Tale of Two Recessions: 2008 and 2020
Instructor: Emily Marshall
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ECON 314-03. This course compares the two most recent U.S. recessions: the Great Recession of 2007-09 and the COVID-19 recession of 2020. Special attention is paid to the housing bubble that preceded the Great Recession and how the crisis in the housing sector spread to the rest of the economy. The causes of the COVID-19 recession are then compared to those of the Great Recession. Furthermore, the responses of monetary, fiscal, and regulatory policies are explored in depth for both recessions. The disappointing rate of recovery after the official end of the Great Recession and the persistently high unemployment rate due to the COVID-19 recession are also explored. This course focuses on refining students quantitative (theoretical and empirical) skills and applying them to recent macroeconomic events. Both recessions are extraordinarily complex. Concepts and methodologies from diverse areas, including macroeconomics, microeconomics, law, finance, political science, and other disciplines, contribute to understanding these phenomena. Students will write a research paper that draws on existing tools-based knowledge from prerequisite courses and examines a topic related to the Great Recession and/or COVID-19 recession that the course does not cover in detail.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
ALTHSE 206
INBM 300-08 Operations Management
Instructor: Xiexin Liu
Course Description:
This course provides a general introduction to the concepts and methods in Operations Management, the operational side of every company. We focus on three major operational issues: 1) Operational process analysis: how do companies arrange all resources (employee and/or machine) to improve efficiency in a company? 2) Quality control: what are the methods company use to control the quality of their products? 3) Demand forecast: while demand is often out of a companys control, what are the basic ways for a company to predict its demand?
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
TOME 115
INBM 400-01 Seminar in International Business Policy and Strategy
Instructor: Sherry Ritchey
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 08
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.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, TF
ALTHSE 206
INBM 500-01 Social Media and Content Marketing: What They Are and How To Use Them To Your Advantage
Instructor: Sherry Ritchey
Course Description:

INBM 500-02 Analyzing the Impact of Video Games on Sport
Instructor: David Sarcone
Course Description:

INBM 500-03 INBM Independent Study
Instructor: Michael Fratantuono
Course Description:

INBM 560-01 How Prioritizing Health and the Pursuit of Purpose Correlates to Success in Business
Instructor: Steve Riccio
Course Description: