INB 303. Competing in the Global Environment (3; F/S) Three hours per week. This course will enable students to develop a global mindset by focusing on the dynamics of the diverse global business environment. It will help students understand the interconnection as well as the global integration of economic, socio-cultural and technological forces. Students will develop the skills necessary to design and implement global strategies, and will learn how to consider the impact of globalization on national and local business markets. This course will expose students to current theories and practices regarding international competition, and examine how to become more competitive in today's global economy.
INB/ECON 307. Comparative Economic Development (3;S)
Cross-listed with ECON 307. Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ECON 201 or consent of instructor. A study of the development and philosophy of various economies in the world, including the European Union, Russia, China, Japan, India, Latin America and Africa. Student research projects are an integral part of the course. Credit cannot be awarded for both INB 307 and ECON 307.
INB/MKG 341. International Marketing (3; F)
Cross listed with MKG 341. Three hours per week. Prerequisites: Junior status and MKG 301. Emphasis is given to understanding a foreign country’s culture and environment for the development of international marketing programs and to various factors that influence the exporting of domestic marketing strategies to foreign marketing environments. Current issues in cross-cultural marketing are explored. Credit cannot be awarded for both INB 341 and MKG 341.
INB/ECON 410. The Economics of Globalization (3; F)
Cross listed with ECON 410. Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202. A study of the issues created when economies become more global in scope. Topics include the effects of trade, trade restrictions, economic integration, international factor movements, and government policies on domestic and foreign economics. Credit cannot be awarded for both INB 410 and ECON 410.
INB/FIN 415. International Finance (3; S)
Cross listed with FIN 415. Three hours per week. Prerequisites: ECON 201, ECON 202 and FIN 301. This course examines the international risk and return issues facing both the domestic and multinational firm. Specific topics include the determinants of exchange rates, alternative exchange rate systems, the international flow of funds, the measurement and hedging of exchange rate risk, the instruments of international trade financing, direct foreign investment, and capital budgeting for the multinational corporation. Credit cannot be awarded for both INB 415 and FIN 415.
INB 420. Global Business (3;S)
Three hours per week. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. This course provides an overview of the evolving nature of the global business environment with special focus on the development of management skills related to international business. Topics covered include internationalization of the firm, industry globalization, international business strategy, cross-cultural management techniques, international human resources management and labor relations as well as the conduct of building of competitive capabilities and managing across the boundaries.
INB 421. Global Business Experience (3)
Three hours per week. Prerequisites: Prior permission of the instructor. The Global Business Experience involves an international trip that will be a significant part of the class requirements. The purpose of this assignment is to use the whole world as a laboratory to learn about and experience with doing business and managing organizations around the world. More specifically, the students will experience the social, political, historical and other environmental elements that influence the decision-making process, business functions and the leadership styles at a variety of organizations around the globe. The objective is to provide an exceptional learning opportunity for the students to meet with professionals, experts, and the business leaders in foreign firms to observe and to discuss the current and future aspects of doing business in the global environment.
INB 555. Competing in the Global Economy (3)
This course covers the unique problems encountered in developing and operating companies in the international environment. It also treats the problems national companies encounter in interfacing with international organizations. The effect of social, cultural, economic, political, and legal institutions upon policy and strategy formulation for operating in a multinational environment is emphasized.
INB 556. Competing in the Global Marketplace (2)
Offered in the Executive MBA Program only. The whole world becomes a laboratory in this course for students to experience doing business around the world. More specifically, the students will experience the social, political, historical and other environmental elements that influence the decision-making process, business functions and the leadership styles at a variety of organizations around the globe. The Global Business Experience – a key part of this course – involves an international trip that provides an exceptional opportunity for the students to meet with professionals, experts, and the business leaders in foreign firms to discuss their current and future prospects for business in the global environment.
INB 587. Special Topics in International Business (var. 1-3)
A study of selected topics of major interest in International Business not covered in other course offerings. May be taken for credit more than once, if different topic.
INB 590. Internship for Curricular Practical Training (1-3, max. 6)
This for-credit internship experience provides a practical application of principle and theory in an actual business setting through an internship opportunity. Students carry out a work project in a private or public sector organization under the direct supervision of a designated faculty member and executive. This may be part-time or full-time practical work experience in the student's field of study. The internship may be located at an on or off-campus facility. Internship may not be taken until the student has completed at least one semester of enrollment in the graduate program. Open to all graduate students, including international graduate students (Master/Doctoral).
INB 592. Independent Studies in International Business (var. 1-3, max. 3)
A study of related International Business topics that is closely supervised by a faculty member. Activities will normally be conducted by students out of the classroom with periodic meetings and evaluation by the faculty member who is mentoring the project. May be taken for credit more than once, but only 3 credit hours will be counted toward satisfying the degree requirements.
INB 700. Corporate and Global Strategy (3)
This course covers the theory and practice of building and implementing strategies for gaining competitive advantage in the global business environment. Emphasis is placed on weighing the risks and rewards of different feasible courses of action by thinking through the chain of cause and effect of each alternative. Students will master the theoretical body of knowledge in strategic management as it applies to international business (this includes concepts from classical strategic thinkers and contemporary strategists, e.g., Mintzberg, Prahalad). Students will acclimate their minds to critical analysis as they apply theoretical strategic concepts to actual cases in today's dynamic and challenging international environment. Students will develop a deep understanding of the four major interconnecting levels of corporate policy, strategy, operations and tactics. Also, they will appreciate the critical role in strategic thinking of phenomena such as paradigm shifts, risk management, innovation, as well as relevant strategic military corollaries of war. Concepts taught at the MBA level will be extended so that net assessments will include the intangibles such as a competitor's genius and his (her) will to win. Lastly, students will gain a capital appreciation that strategic thinking is of utmost importance and is highly relevant to success in modern business.
INB 745. Global Business in the Transnational Marketplace (3)
This seminar explores globalization - the shift toward a more integrated and interdependent global economic system - and examines global business issues and the forces that determine the international competitiveness of a firm and industry. The focus will be on the global environment in which multinational companies operate. The course is designed to assist participants in (a) gaining a better understanding of how the world economy works and of what in the world is going on right now, (b) developing multicultural attitudes and analytical skills to evaluate potential international markets, (c) developing global marketing and operation strategies, and (d) conducting in-depth analysis of multinational companies' internationalization by applying substantive knowledge to the international transaction and/or expansion situations. The course will utilize the "global mindset" framework to underline international strategies and developing key global strategies to lead effectively in a highly interconnected global environment. A simulated aspect of this course is the incorporation of various current topics from the popular business press/media (Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week, Fortune, NY Times, CNN, NPR, PBS, Global Marketplace, etc.)
INB 765. Marketing with a Global Mindset (3)
This course explores the theory, research and practice relating to global marketing management through a focus on current research in the field of marketing. The course covers theories of marketing as they apply to global marketing strategy, global marketing management, global innovation, supply chains, and consumer behavior. Topics include the theoretical foundations of global marketing, company readiness, country attractiveness, foreign entry modes, local marketing and global marketing management. In Marketing with a Global Mindset, it is expected that students will: achieve a broad awareness of the various issues that constitute the field of marketing and an integrative understanding of their relationships, apply theoretical perspectives to the description and analysis of contemporary marketing issues, and develop abilities to design and conduct empirical marketing research that is reflective of the student's primary interest area.
INB 785. Dissertation I/Applied Research I (6)
This course is an independent application of research, design, and methods that leads to the completion of an original research study under the guidance of the student's doctoral committee. Throughout the development, implementation, and evaluation of the dissertation project, the student should meet regularly with his/her dissertation chair. As necessary, the student should also meet with other members of his/her committee to review specific portions of the proposal as appropriate to their expertise. Periodic revisions should be circulated to all members of the committee upon approval of the committee chair. Revisions should be noted in a cover memo to the committee members such that they will be kept up to date. When the study is completed and ready, final approval must be received, in writing, from the chair of the dissertation committee with agreement from all members of the committee. This process must be completed at least one month prior to the proposed date for the dissertation defense. With the designated approval, the defense date will then be scheduled.
INB 790. Dissertation II/Applied Research II (6; for preparing the submission and defense)
This course focuses on the last phase of the candidate's doctoral work. This is the last course before graduation. In this course, candidates will finalize all remaining degree requirements. Over the course of final semester, candidates will present and defend their research to their DBA dissertation committee, make any required changes to their dissertation, and gain full final approval of all committee members and applicable representatives of JU's academic units.
INB 795. Dissertation Extension (1; if needed)
This course will be a continuation of work on dissertation if not completed within the normal scope of the program.
INB 800. Special Topics (3)
A study of selected topics of major interest to doctoral candidates not covered in other course offerings. Topic for the semester will be indicated in advance, and the student may repeat the course once if the topic is different for a maximum of six hours.