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Faculty Profile

David Sarcone

Associate Professor of International Business and Management (2001)

Contact Information

sarconed@dickinson.edu

Althouse Hall Room 218
717.245.1261

Education

  • B.S., Pennsylvania State University, 1975
  • M.B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1978
  • Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2008

2019-2020 Academic Year

Spring 2020

INBM 110 Fundamentals of Accounting
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.

HEST 250 Health Care Financing
Cross-listed with INBM 300-06. The course introduces basic principles and applications of health care finance. The introductory segment of the course provides context by reviewing key health system financing and delivery theories and models. The second segment of the course relies on managerial accounting principles to study financial planning, management and control activities relevant to a health care institution. The third section of the course relies on traditional corporate finance applications to review financing and capital investment decisions made by health care institutions. The concluding segment of the course includes a review of health care financial reporting and analysis.

INBM 300 Health Care Financing
Cross-listed with HEST 250-01. The course introduces basic principles and applications of health care finance. The introductory segment of the course provides context by reviewing key health system financing and delivery theories and models. The second segment of the course relies on managerial accounting principles to study financial planning, management and control activities relevant to a health care institution. The third section of the course relies on traditional corporate finance applications to review financing and capital investment decisions made by health care institutions. The concluding segment of the course includes a review of health care financial reporting and analysis.

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.

INBM 500 Independent Study