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Steve’s passion is working with individuals and teams to create purpose that leads to lasting fulfillment. He believes that each of us possess unique talents and strengths that need to be utilized for the greater good to society.
INBM 230 Intl Organizational Behavior
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.
INBM 300 The Entrepreneurial Mindset
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.
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.