Faculty Profile

Steve Riccio

Lecturer in International Business and Management (2015)

Contact Information


Althouse Hall Room 101


  • B.S., Millersville University, 1992
  • M.P.A., Kutztown University, 1998
  • Ed.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2010

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

INBM 100 Fundamentals of Business
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.

INBM 300 Comparative Business Ethics
A topics course examining important issues in international management. Examples of course possibilities include issues in cross-cultural communication and ethics, issues in international marketing, issues in international dimensions of financial reporting, issues in government regulation of business, and issues in financial decision-making. Prerequisite dependent upon topic/topic area.

INBM 300 Comparative Business Ethics
A course for IB&M majors dealing with the ethical interface of business and its international stakeholders in a variety of cultural environments. The course will focus on the contemporary realities of business people who must work in culturally diverse arenas when resolving personal and social ethical questions. As future employees and managers, students must be aware of the possible results of their actions and understand the sometimes fine ethical balance needed in reconciling the needs of the enterprise, the demands of foreign business practice, and their own principles. The course will be conducted primarily through case work as well as discussion and mock "courts of public opinion."

Spring 2018

INBM 300 Human Resources Management
SPRING 2018: TAUGHT AS A GLOBALLY INTEGRATED COURSE Sustained organizational success is directly related to the effective management of human resources. Leaders widely acknowledge the challenges associated with developing this competency, particularly from a global perspective. This course will examine human resource practices that organizations face regularly while attempting to remain competitive in the current global economy. These include strategic initiatives such as: • Human Resource Planning • Employment Law • Workplace Diversity • Employee / Career Development • Performance Management • Compensation and Benefits • Organizational Health and Wellness • Global Human Resources This course will be interactive providing students with real-life activities including case studies, assessments, and a variety of application exercises. It is important throughout the course to examine each topic from the perspective of a human resource professional and operational manager. Learning Outcomes After completing all of the required components of this course, students will be able to: 1. Identify the value of the human resource function within the organizational structure. 2. Recognize how a successful partnership between organizational management and human resources can yield an empowered, motivated workforce. 3. Give examples of harassment and discrimination in the workplace while appreciating the vital role supervisors must exercise within the organization. 4. Compare and contrast human resource management practices in the United States and other countries. 5. Outline techniques that support the recruitment and retention of a highly qualified, well-diverse workforce. 6. Design a compensation model that supports the strategic goals of an organization. 7. Determine appropriate methods to address employee relations issues from both a performance and legal perspective.

INBM 300 Org Development & Training
In this course, students will learn how to think strategically about how training and development aligns with a global business context. This includes identifying training and development needs through various assessment methods, analyzing jobs and tasks to determine training and development objectives, and Design effective training and development programs using different techniques and approaches. Through practical application, students will Implement a variety of different training and development activities including classroom and virtual spaces and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of training and development programs.